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September 21, 2022

Patrone Scores Hat Tick to Lead Profs to Win at Arcadia

GLENSIDE, PA – Julia Patrone scored a hat trick and four other Profs got into the scoring column as #2 Rowan rolled to a 7-1 win at Arcadia in field hockey action this afternoon. The Profs are now 7-0 on the season. The Profs also got goals from Rachel Stone, Sidney Pavlishin, Kristiina Castagnola and Cienna Bosher. For Patrone, it was her second three-goal game of the year, and the fifth of her career. The sophomore started the scoring the first quarter at 14:32 after picking up a loose ball in the circle, after Rowan had taken one of their 13 penalty corners in the game. Stone, a senior, scored her second goal of the year just three minutes later in the early part of the second quarter. After Arcadia notched its lone goal, Pavlishin, a freshman, tallied the first goal of her career just 45 seconds later at 21:50... Read more →

The Victor Carstarphen Legends Hall of Fame Exhibit 

Camden County Historical Society, Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 3:00 P.M. CAMDEN CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--The Camden County Historical Society is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of a new exhibit, entitled the Victor Carstarphen Sr., Legends Hall of fame. This exhibit will include Camden Legendary Singer Carla Benson, who sang background for Patti LaBelle and hundreds of other Artists; she will have Gold and Platinum records on display. Donnie Sellers, who served as an A&R person for A&M Records, will have Janet Jackson’s Platinum record “Control” on display, commemorating his work for ensuring 2 million in record Sales. Victor Carstarphen, Sr., has a Gold Record on display for his contribution as a writer garnering 500,000 million in record sales for the song “Message in The Music”, just to name a few. Local Muralist and Camden Fire Fighter Aaron Cooper painted a large mural on the Exhibit wall. Housed in front... Read more →

James Madison University announces summer 2022 graduates

HARRISONBURG, VA (09/21/2022)-- James Madison University is pleased to announce the following students who graduated with bachelor's degrees during the August 2022 commencement exercises. Laura Batezel of Moorestown graduated with a bachelor's in communication sciences and disorders. Lindsay Mullen of Marlton graduated with a bachelor's in computer information systems. Vanessa Kuzma of Cinnaminson graduated with a bachelor's in health sciences. Abigail Detwiler of Shamong graduated with a bachelor's in health services administration. Jenna Engelbert of Westmont graduated with a bachelor's in media arts and design. Jona Carmany of Egg Harbor Township graduated with a bachelor's in physics. Matthew Elberfeld of Westampton graduated with a bachelor's in sport and recreation management. ### Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. JMU is one of the nation's leading lights in higher education, where students enjoy engaging relationships with world-class faculty who drive education innovation and... Read more →

Gloucester High Class of 1972 Celebrate 50th Reunion

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS photos provided by Gary Devine GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 21, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 17, the Gloucester City High School Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion at the Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard. Five years ago, the 45th Class Reunion was paid for by classmate Gregg Teears of Gloucester City. Amazingly, the 50th reunion was also paid for by two other classmates. Jim McGlade of Washington D.C. paid for the bulk of the bill, and one other donor wanted to remain anonymous. The committee paid for the decorations, favors, door prizes, and extra desserts. Gary Devine donated two door prizes. A big Shout Out to Classmate Gale Stanley of the San Francisco Bay area came the furthest. Those on the GHS 1972 Reunion Committee are Kathy Erhmann Jackson, Gregg Teears, Ruthanne Greene, Joe Bocchicchio, Joan Stainker Reagan, Kevin Boulden, Joyce Underwood Calzonetti, and Debbie Lewis Wagner. The buffet... Read more →

Rental Properties in Gloucester City Out-Number Homeowners

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS AND NEW NUMBERS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(September 21, 2022)--Twelve years ago, we looked at the housing market in the City of Gloucester City. Former Mayor William James and the council were worried as blight was absorbing sections of the city. They were concerned too about the number of homes converted into apartments. CNBNews graphic file The numbers today reveal that rental properties have increased from 1946 to 2,987 in 2022; or 1,041 more, according to records acquired in an OPRA request by CNBNews. When you compare the number of rentals to the number of residences (4,663) obtained from the latest census, rental properties outnumber homeowners by 64 percent. DO RENTAL PROPERTIES DEVALUE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES? There have been many studies on this topic. Some confirm that rentals depreciate a neighborhood, and others suggest the opposite. Keith Ihlanfeld from Florida State University wrote... Read more →

Centurions MC Annual Burgers and Beers American Cookout

BLACKWOOD, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 8, from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Blackwood VFW, 405 Washington Avenue, Blackwood. Donation $25 per person / $40 per couple. No one under 18 years old is permitted to attend. Must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages Plus, burgers, hot dogs, salads, cocktails, beer, wine, and soda are included. Raffle Drawing & 50/50 will be held for an additional charge. +++++ For More Information - Centurions Motorcycle Club, SJ Chapter - George @ (856) 297-8499 Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund - Dawn @ (856) 768-9656 The Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization providing financial and educational assistance to the families of Camden County’s Police, Fire, and EMS personnel who were killed in the line of duty. Read more →

After Spending Billions of Dollars on Wind Power in Michigan, Experts Question, Environmental Value

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square Sep 14, 2022 Heavy transport, wind turbine transportation (Shutterstock) (The Center Square) – Wind farms continue to pop up like mushrooms across Michigan’s landscape, and with them, plenty of backlash from energy, economic and environmental public policy experts. Michigan ranks 15th for total wind generation nationwide, according to a 2021 study released by, which was updated last May. The study reports wind provides 8% of the total electricity consumed by the nation’s homes, government entities, and businesses, while contributing 7% to Michigan’s electricity grid. While proponents tout the environmental benefits of wind over other energy sources, it typically takes 18 months after its full installation before a turbine truly can be said to “have paid off its carbon debt,” according to Kevon Martis, a certified land use planner and zoning administrator for Lenawee County’s Deerfield Township. Martis explained to The Center Square... Read more →