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August 2022

Rowan Soccer Season Begins Thursday

GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan men's soccer team will kick off the 2022-23 season when it plays Johns Hopkins on Thursday, September 1 at 1 p.m., while marking the first competition of the new year for Prof athletics. From there, the Profs will head to San Antonio, TX, where they take on Southwestern on Saturday, September 3 at 6 p.m. local time (7 p.m. EDT) and then face the host team, 13th-ranked Trinity on Sunday... Read more →

PHILADELPHIA CRIME: 2 Suspects Wanted for Shooting Incident

Wanted: Suspects for Shooting Incident in the 15th District [VIDEO] August 29, 2022 PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--The Philadelphia Police Department and the Shooting Investigation Group is asking for the public’s assistance for information about a shooting that occurred at 4000 Magee Ave. On August 25, 2022, at 4:08 am, 15th District officers responded to the 4000 block of Magee Ave for a report of gunshots. Numerous pieces of ballistic evidence and two discarded bicycles were found... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: $37.5 Billion, Please

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Today in Pennsylvania, President Joe Biden announced that his administration will allocate $37.5 Billion to refund the police and fight crime. What crime? Here in South Jersey, I can't name any community which defunded its police force. I don't know of any community which saw riots, burning buildings or city takeover (do you remember the City of Chas?) So why should we have to pay to rebuild other cities' police... Read more →

Elva L. Chew, former Gloucester City Resident; GHS Alum

Barnegat – Formerly a resident of Blackwood and Gloucester City. On August 27, 2022. Age 79. Beloved friend and partner of 48 years, Gloria J. Pendyke. Survived by caring friends since high school: Donna and Ron Henefer and Nancy and Greg Forchic. Elva was born in Camden City and was raised in Gloucester City, NJ. She was a proud graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1962. She enjoyed playing sports in high school,... Read more →

DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to Close Sept. 1 for Season

Center to Reopen April 1, 2023 Ahead of Annual Shorebird Migration The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the season effective Thursday, Sept. 1, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The center is scheduled to reopen Saturday, April 1, 2023 for the busy spring and summer seasons attuned to the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning. The center is owned and operated by the DNREC Division... Read more →

Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing Sept 24

Click Here or on Image to View Chris McKenna Golf Flier Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing Saturday September 24, 2022 1pm sign in – 2pm tee off Valleybrook Country Club; 200 Golfview Dr Blackwood NJ 08012 For more info please email [email protected] Chris passed away in March of 2018 after a tough battle with breast cancer. She was a committed Catholic and a devoted member of Gloucester Catholic family for over 12 years. During that... Read more →


TO CHESTER COUNTY SEPTEMBER 17 West Chester, PA - Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is taking audiences on a global musical journey this September during a one-night-only concert with Alex Moreno. Venezuelean-born Moreno has established crossover appeal performing in both English and Spanish and has garnered international awards for his music. He returns to Uptown with a mix of rhythms that take audiences through the sound landscapes of piano, guitar and Venezuelan Cuatro. Moreno will... Read more →

Paul A. Minkoff of Williamstown, age 74

Paul A. Minkoff of Williamstown, NJ, formerly of Voorhees. passed away on August 28, 2022, at age 74. He was a beloved former resident and “lobby man” at the Judith Flicker Center, Voorhees, where he lived for many years prior to moving to Williamstown. Paul will be dearly missed by the staff and residents. Paul was born in Newark, NJ and was the son of the late Jack and Bernice (nee Raskin) Minkoff. He was... Read more →

Stand Out and Wave Flags to Remember 9/11 Anniversary

Wreaths Across America Makes National Call On September 11th and every Tuesday, the nonprofit wants to honor the “Freeport Flag Ladies” and those affected by 9/11, by uniting in national flag waving COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – Aug. 25, 2022 – On Sunday, September 11, 2022, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is calling on all Americans to join them in waving the American flag in their own communities to commemorate the 21stanniversary of 9/11. At... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It was announced this week on the Haddonfield Police Department's Facebook site that a state grant of $75,000 had been received. The purpose of the grant is to study the feasibility of combining the Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Haddonfield, Haddon Heights and Barrington. It is surprising that Haddonfield would want/need to decrease their property taxes. After all, Haddonfield is rich, isn't it? Well, the last year for which... Read more →

Accu Weather Predicts Severe Thunderstorms to Precede Cooldown

Some highly populated cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C, have been included in Tuesday's risk area. Overall, more than 30 million people live in the population area that forecasters have highlighted for severe weather danger on Tuesday. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 30, 2022 – AccuWeather meteorologists say that tens of millions of residents in the Northeast will be at risk of severe weather on Tuesday. The weather will turn combustible in the... Read more →

CNBNews Guest Opinion: Meet The New White Supremacists

By Catholic League president Bill Donohue Blacks need not fear right-wing white supremacists—there are too few of these crazies to matter—but they need to fear well-educated white liberals. They have become the real white supremacists. CNBNews Guest Opinion If we define white supremacists as white persons who believe in the inherent inferiority of blacks, members of the Klan come to mind. But white liberals should also come to mind. That is because they don't believe... Read more →

5 Common Reasons Why People are Wrongfully Convicted

A wrongful conviction ruins many lives, yet it happens at an alarming rate. When the wrong person is incarcerated for a crime they did not commit, it has a ripple effect, not just on them, but the victim and the involved families, and it shakes the strength of the whole justice system. Yet, it still happens and there are common reasons why which are going to be explored further in this post. What is a... Read more →

CNB Entertainment: Perkins DeCafe House Concert Series

The Moorestown Perkins DeCafe House Concert Series at Perkins Center for the Arts is gearing up for the 2022-2023 season! The Moorestown DeCafe is a warm coffeehouse environment where great folks gather to enjoy live folk music, jazz, the blues, or world music once per month. Performers range from nationally known singer-songwriters to talented local musicians on the verge of breaking out. Tickets go quickly and space is limited in order to provide an intimate... Read more →

Old Baldy Civil War Round Table Meeting Sept. 8

The Old Baldy Civil War Round Table (OB CWRT) will receive the Wallace L. Rueckel Innovation Award on September 8th before its monthly meeting at the Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill. The Round Table will be presented a check for $500, a commemorative award, and recognition through the CWRT Congress’ many social media channels, quarterly newsletter, and annual report. After the ceremony, Elizabeth Leonard will discuss her book "Benjamin Franklin Butler: A Noisy, Fearless Life."... Read more →

Edward D. Robb, of Bellmawr, age 89

Edward D. Robb Loving Husband to Joyce Robb (nee Wiercyski), and formerly to the late Mary Robb. Caring father to Ed Robb (Eileen Ciechon), Steve Robb (Tia McGraw), Janice Rabbuttino (Tom), the late Michael E. Robb, Thomas Simpson (Kim Roberts) and Joy Srnsky (Greg). Beloved grandfather to Jonathan Robb, Jason (Erin) Robb, Edward (Ashley) Robb, Michael Robb, Scott Robb, Joseph Srnsky and Victor Rabbuttino. Devoted great grandfather to Nicholas, Penelope, Birdie Jean, Elijah, and Juliette.... Read more →

Authorities Investigating Suspicious Death in Florence Twp.

FLORENCE NJ (CNBNews)The Florence Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered late this afternoon inside a residence in the 200 block of Birch Hollow Drive in Florence Township. The death is considered to be suspicious. No arrests have been made. There is no reason for members of the general public to fear for their safety based upon this incident. No further information... Read more →

AccuWeather Report: Severe thunderstorms to usher in fall-like conditions ahead of Labor Day

Widespread thunderstorms are expected in southern Canada, the interior Northeast, and much of the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 29, 2022 – Mother Nature has given little relief from the summery conditions for those in the Northeast this month. But now, forecasters say that a noticeable change to the weather could be on the way before the final weekend of summer. From west to east early in the week, temperatures will... Read more →

AMERICAN LEGION Monday: Five Things to Know, Aug. 29, 2022

U.S guided-missile cruisers entered Taiwan Strait, another American was killed fighting alongside Ukraine soldiers 1. Two guided-missile cruisers steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the U.S. Navy's first “routine transit” of the waterway since the Chinese military encircled the island for extensive military drills earlier this month. 2. A Memphis native fighting alongside Ukraine soldiers is the latest American killed by Russian-backed militias in the hotly contested Donbas region of the besieged country, the... Read more →

PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING: New Business Opens in Southport Area; CNBNews Editorial, You Have a Right to Know

CHAPTER 22 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 29, 2022)-CNBNewsnet--In May, we noticed construction work at a GAF property, Charles and Water Streets. The GAF Scale House once stood on the property where the work was occurring. Pine logs used to make various mill products were also stored on the same plot. And a bar and a diner were located there, too. After seeing the construction, we asked several city officials... Read more →

Ronald W. Kiewel of Runnemede; Member of Carpenters Local Union 158

Ronald W. Kiewel on August 26, 2022. Age 70. Of Runnemede, formerly of Pennsauken. Beloved husband of Helen kiewel (nee Murphy) for 50 years. Devoted father of Ronald Kiewel and Kevin Kiewel. Loving Pop Pop of Julia and Andrew. Dear brother of Pat Moran and the late Janet and Chas. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ronald was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 158 of Philadelphia. There will be a memorial mass... Read more →

Gloucester City Bomb Maker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A Gloucester City, New Jersey, resident was sentenced to 60 months in prison for setting off a homemade bomb at a fitness center, located in the 500 unit block of South Broadway, according to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger Dwayne Vandergrift, 40, of the 700 unit block of Powell Street, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Karen Williams in Camden City federal court to an information charging him with one count of malicious use of... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults reached all-time high in 2021

The NIH-supported study also found past-month vaping levels rebound after early pandemic drop. Marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults 19 to 30 years old increased significantly in 2021 compared to five and 10 years ago, reaching historic highs in this age group since 1988, according to the Monitoring the Future (MTF) panel study. Rates of past-month nicotine vaping, which have been gradually increasing in young adults for the past... Read more →

Kaila A. Corgliano, of Bellmawr, age 20

Kaila A. Corgliano, suddenly on August 27, 2022, of Bellmawr. Age 20. Beloved daughter of Diana Severns and Michael Corgliano. Devoted sister of Nicolette Severns (Scott Homan), Isabella Corgliano, and Michael Corgliano. Loving granddaughter of Jonathan and Sonia (Home) Severns and Michael and Linda (nee Rossi) Corgliano. Dear niece of Kelly Corgliano, Michelle Santiago (Kenny), Jonathan Severns (Sara), and Carol Coddington (Rick). Kaila is also survived by many cousins and friends. There will be a... Read more →

Academy of Sciences New Exhibition Shows How We All Affect the Ocean 

CAROLYN BELARDO A new exhibition this summer and fall takes visitors on an exciting journey through our watersheds to understand how everyone’s actions on land affect the ocean, even if they don’t live down the Jersey Shore. Ocean Bound, opened Saturday, Aug. 20, abounds with hands-on activities, eye-popping aquatic life and fascinating videos that help guests understand what a watershed is, recognize threats to the watershed, identify solutions to problems, and even how to go... Read more →

James A. Stezzi, 59, of Runnemede

James A. Stezzi passed away on August 24, 2022. Age 59. Of Runnemede. Loving son of the late Salvatore and Mildred Stezzi. Dear brother of Linda Gonya (David), Christine Clement, the late Vincent and Louis Stezzi. Devoted longtime partner of Maryann Massa. James was an avid fisherman and a carpenter by trade. Services are private at the request of the family. Arrangements under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede Read more →

Authorities Bust Large-Scale Catalytic Converter Theft Ring

PEARLAND, Texas – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston, in conjunction with the Pearland Police Department, Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, Alvin Police Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested five individuals Aug. 24 for their alleged roles in a large-scale catalytic converter theft ring that is suspected of fencing stolen catalytic converters for the three individuals charged with murdering Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Darren Almendarez. Authorities also executed six state search warrants at... Read more →

George W. Walker age 76, of Runnemede

George W. Walker, on August 22, 2022, of Runnemede. Age 76. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Devoted father of Louis (Patricia), Coleen Brown, Mary Ann Leonard (Bryon), and the late Jennifer. Loving Pop Pop of Louis (Amelia), Noelle Wagner (Chris), Alexander, Jacob, Aiden, Michael, and Ariya and great grandfather of Amelia, Valentina, Louis, and Makena. Dear brother of the late Joan Valdez and brother-in-law of Margie Mascio. George proudly served in US Navy and... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: COVID Giveaways

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Did you know the original purpose of the Secret Service Agency was to protect our money supply? The agency was started by Abraham Lincoln who apparently never thought a well-trained and well-armed security force to protect the President was a necessity. Move forward 157 years and most people think the Secret Service Agency's purpose as only protecting the government officials. But the "Feds" are very much still in the money... Read more →

Eileen Cafagna, age 81, of Audubon

On August 1, 2022, Eileen (nee Vogel), age 82, passed away. Born and raised in Camden, Eileen was a longtime resident of Audubon before moving to Haddon Township two years ago. Eileen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Michael J. Cafagna, and her sister, Donna Saracino. She is lovingly survived by her two daughters, Denise Tamburro (Husband, Jim) and Christine Cafagna (Husband, Jim Eddis); her four grandchildren, Nicholas Tamburro, Angela Tamburro, Charlotte Eddis, and Michael... Read more →

Gloucester County GOP Chairwoman: When Will Someone Be Charged For K9 Ember's Death

MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante called a National Dog Day social media post by the official Gloucester County government Facebook page ironic. “For Gloucester County government to be posting anything about National Dog Day without any official acknowledgment of the death of K9 Ember while in the care of the County Fire Marshal is not only cold but ironic and insensitive,” GCGOP Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said. “The only thing county government... Read more →

Michael R. Arrison, of Cinnaminson/Brooklawn, age 63

Cinnaminson – Formerly of Brooklawn. On August 23, 2022. Age 63. Predeceased by his beloved son, Michael Arrison. Loving step-father of Julian Gonzalez. Beloved brother of Charles J. Arrison, John (Angie) Arrison, Janice (Tom) Kern, Joseph C. (Karen) Arrison, Todd Arrison, Kim Arrison and Linda McClelland. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was born in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from South High School in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in South Omaha. He... Read more →

Mary Lou A. Calhoun, age 76, Formerly of Audubon, Haddon Hts., Collingswood Teacher

On July 24, 2022, Mary Lou (nee Roth), age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. A longtime Audubon and Haddon Heights resident before moving permanently to Ventnor six years ago. She was a graduate of West Catholic High School and Gwynedd Mercy University. She taught for many years retiring from the Collingswood School System. She was an active parishioner at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights, serving many years in the choir... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It is only 36 hours since President Biden announced the Student Loan Forgiveness program and we're not even sure it is legal yet. I suspect it will be long after the promised December 31, 2022, date before anything will happen as many states, banks, and people who paid off their loans will probably file suits in federal court. This program is only popular with current and recently-graduated students. People who... Read more →

New Jersey's Sales Tax Holiday for Certain Retail Sales

August 27, 2022 – September 5, 2022 P.L. 2022, c.21, establishes a Sales Tax Holiday for certain retail sales of computers, school supplies, and sport or recreational equipment when sold to an individual purchaser for non-business use. The Sales Tax Holiday takes place between August 27 through September 5 of 2022. Sellers should not charge Sales Tax on eligible items when purchased during the Sales Tax Holiday. Retail sales of the following are exempt during... Read more →

BIDEN'S OPEN BORDERS: M13 Gang Runs Freely in U.S.

10 MS-13 gang members indicted on murder, racketeering charges From "MS-13" by Adam Hinton. (CNBNews graphic files) Adam Hinton / Panos GALVESTON, Texas – Ten alleged MS-13 gang members were indicted Aug. 24 by a federal grand jury for various crimes including racketeering conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder in aid of racketeering (VICAR), firearms charges and obstruction of justice as a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation that... Read more →

Mary E. Yearly , of Audubon, age 98

Mary E. Yearly (Wilson), age 98. Predeceased by Parents, Agnes and Howard Wilson, Husband Francis Yearly, Brothers Jim and Howard Wilson, and Sister Jean Thompson. Dear Mother to Linda Yearly, Patrick Yearly (Elena), and Lisa McComb (Bruce). Loving Aunt to Bob Thompson (Becky), Bill Thompson, Barb Thompson, Sue Velasquez (Fred), and Michael Wilson. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Audubon High School and was one of the original Audubon Bon Bons Drum and Bugle Corps... Read more →

VIDEO: Three Men Show The Art of Multitasking

The original lineup of the cast was Lee Mack, Jim Tavare, Tim Vine, Karen Taylor and Ronni Ancona. The gender balance of this lineup enabled considerable variation in the dramatic setups for the sketches, in that all three men could be paired with either of the two women. Additionally, as all the performers traditionally used their own names in sketches, humour was able to be drawn from the attractive female Ronni being referred to with... Read more →

Jack Fitzpatrick, former mayor of South Harrison, U.S. Air Force Veteran, GCHS Alum, Raised in Gcity

John “Jack” Thomas Fitzpatrick of South Harrison Township, NJ, passed away on August 22, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Ann Fitzpatrick and the devoted father of Bartholomew Fitzpatrick and Kurt Fitzpatrick. He is also survived by his brother Tom Fitzpatrick and was the brother of the late Gerald “Jerry” Fitzpatrick Jr., the late Barbara “Babs” Biehler, and the late Richard “Dick” Fitzpatrick. Jack was born on March... Read more →

Kathleen M. Bocchicchio (nee Driscoll), age 71 of Mt. Ephraim

Kathleen M. Bocchicchio (nee Driscoll), age 71 of Mt. Ephraim, passed away on Tuesday August 23, 2022, after 71 years and a courageous fight with cancer. Kathy was born in Mt. Ephraim and had been a lifetime area resident. She worked as a municipal clerk for Lindenwold Borough, filled her time watching her children’s and grandchildrens’ games, over the years, and loved her jewelry. At home, Kathy enjoyed; reading, crocheting, jewelry, watching the Eagles, spending... Read more →

Danger! Danger! Billboards Warn Residents of the Hazards of Transporting  LNG by Rail

Ban LNG By Rail Campaign Calls on Secretary Buttigieg to Repeal Reckless Rule One of five billboards; view them all here. PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 26, 2022) — Five new billboards are going up along some of the Philadelphia area’s busiest roads to warn drivers of the dangers of transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) by truck. The billboards are aimed at reaching locals who will see thousands of new trucks on the road daily if a... Read more →

Spotlight on NJ College Students: Ryan Elmore Name Albrights College Global Scholar

READING, PA (08/26/2022)-- Ryan Elmore of Barrington, N.J., has been named to Albright College's inaugural class of 15 Global Scholars. The group of first year students arrived on campus a day early, and will be housed together in a living learning community throughout their first year, while taking a series of courses together in the fall and spring semesters. Elmore is a graduate of Haddon Heights High School majoring in the alpha program at Albright.... Read more →

Iron Chef Jose Garces Reinvents Garces Trading Co.

...WITH THE FIRST NEW CAFE AND MARKETPLACE LOCATION COMING CIRA CENTRE Philadelphia, PA - James Beard Award Winner Chef Jose Garces announces the return of one of his most beloved restaurant and hospitality concepts. Garces Trading Company (GTC) returns this fall as a collection of casual cafes that are part coffee shop, restaurant, bakery, marketplace, wine shop and corporate catering solution. The first new brick-and-mortar Garces Trading Company location will debut in Philadelphia in September... Read more →

SEPTA Transit Police Officer Info Session September 1

Newly Adopted, Competitive Wage Rates Bolster Efforts to Retain & Recruit PHILADELPHIA (August 25, 2022) – In preparation for the next academy class anticipated to start next January, SEPTA is holding a Transit Police Officer Information Session on Thursday, September 1. Targeted to candidates who are interested in learning more about career opportunities as a SEPTA Transit Police Officer, the session will cover: General information about Transit Police Officer recruitment, including work experience and education... Read more →

UK gambling industry in 2022

The UK gambling industry is expected to exhibit a lot of growth between the years 2022 to 2026, which is estimated to heighten to $142.83 billion. The increase is due to the influence carried from adopting online gambling, esports, and sporting events into the industry. Implementing Artificial intelligence (AI) in gambling is one of the prime factors driving gambling in the UK to its success. Add to that the recent inclusion of bitcoin and live... Read more →

(Video) Black bear in Florida Grabs Six-Year-Old Maggie...

the Family's Dog source News WKRG submitted by Gary Devine Florida Black Bear General Hunting FAQs Is it legal to hunt black bears in Florida? Florida does not have an open regulated bear hunting season at this time. The first regulated bear hunting season started in 1936 in Florida, and continued in parts of the state until 1994. A limited bear hunting season was re-opened in four areas in October 2015, but has remained... Read more →

4 Neurological Disorders That Cause Dysphagia

Dysphagia is the name given to any form of swallowing issues, and it can be caused by any number of underlying conditions, ranging from sore throats to serious neurological conditions. Dysphagia, especially when it’s severe, can be extremely debilitating because it limits the food you can eat and restricts how you need to eat it, meaning attending family meals can be difficult. According to the Swallowing Disorder Foundation, around 15 million American adults face Dysphagia... Read more →

Cooper University HC 'Back to School’ COVID-19 Family Vaccine Clinic

Free school supplies, refreshments, Mister Softee Ice Cream (CAMDEN, NJ) Just in time for the new school year, Cooper University Health Care in cooperation with Camden County Department of Health is holding a free community-wide COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its Camden Vaccination Center located at 300 Broadway (between MLK Boulevard and Stevens Street) in downtown Camden. COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are available for all... Read more →