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October 2022

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Found Guilty of Helping a January 6 Protestor on Facebook

WASHINGTON (October 31, 2022)-— A former U.S. Capitol Police officer was found guilty by a jury today of a federal charge of obstruction of justice stemming from his communications with a rioter and his actions in the aftermath of the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Michael A. Riley, 51, was found guilty of one count of obstruction. The verdict followed a trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on a second count, ending in a mistrial on that charge. No sentencing date was set. According to the government’s evidence at trial, Riley, who has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, was at work with a K-9... Read more →


Christine Girtain, of Toms River HS, NJ Teacher of the Year

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education today announced that Christine Girtain, a Science Teacher and the Director of Authentic Science Research at Toms River High School North and South, has been named the 2022-2023 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. Christine, a graduate of Toms River Schools herself, has been teaching science for 28 years, including Earth Science, Biology, and Authentic Science Research. The Authentic Science Research program at the Toms River Regional School District is a three-year elective program that allows students to pursue and conduct independent research on a specific science topic that interests them. As the director, she has guided student projects ranging from the effects of fruit seed extracts on bacteria, to bioengineering E. coli. Her students have connected with Penn State researchers to learn about microbes that may block the spread of the Dengue and Zika viruses, and they have been... Read more →


Lawnside Historical Society Salutes West Point Graduate Jasmine Walker Motupalli

LAWNSIDE, New Jersey (Nov. 1, 2022) -- Jasmine Walker Motupalli is the first and only Lawnside resident appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The 2002 alumna of Haddon Heights High School was commissioned a second lieutenant when she graduated from the Academy in 2006 with a B.S. in operations research. She will talk about her West Point experience, Lawnside and her Army career Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. To attend this pre-Veterans Day event, guests must register in advance at https://tinyurl.com/LawnsideCadet. Among her accomplishments, Major Motupalli commanded combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan and worked in Army Intelligence at the Pentagon. Reflecting on her career, she wrote: “I have my father to thank for everything. . . He was the first to encourage my obstinate character. He said that I would become what I wanted, not despite, but thanks to the power of who... Read more →


Gloucester Township School Receives National Blue Award for HS Achievement

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education announced that nine New Jersey schools earned the national Blue Ribbon award for high student achievement. The U.S. Department of Education announced the award's recipients, which recognizes schools for overall academic performance. “We are always glad to celebrate the success of our New Jersey schools and acknowledge their commitment to teaching and learning. New Jersey is one of the top states for education because our schools focus on improving the outcomes for all students,” said Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, Acting Commissioner of Education. “I applaud the nine newest Blue Ribbon Schools for their focus on students’ well-being and achievement.” National Blue Ribbon Schools are honored at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where each receives a plaque and flag to signify its exemplary status. Details of the schools that received the Blue Ribbon designation are provided on the U.S. Department of... Read more →


Kevin Wiatr, 55, of Haddon Heights

Dear father of Brian (Jackie) Mutchler. Beloved son of Lorraine and the late Joseph Wiatr. Devoted brother of David (Dawn) Wiatr and Joel Wiatr. He is also lovingly survived by his niece, Destiny Wiatr. Kevin was a former 29-year employee of Dave Powell Roofing, Haddon Heights, NJ and devoted to his dog, Charlene. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, November 2, 10 AM to 11:30 AM at FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. Prayer Service will follow at 11:30 AM. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chew Landing, NJ. Read more →


THE WUHAM LAB, THE ORIGIN OF COVID-19

Investigating a “Complex and Grave Situation” by Katherine Eban, Vanity Fair, and Jeff Kao, ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: Coronavirus The U.S. Response to COVID-19 “A Secret Language of Chinese Officialdom” Toy Reid has always had a gift for languages — one that would carry him far from what he calls his “very blue-collar” roots in Greenville, South Carolina. In high school, Spanish came easily. At nearby Furman University, where he became the first person in his family to attend college, he studied Japanese. Then, “clueless but curious,” as he puts it, he channeled his fascination with the Dalai Lama into a master’s degree in East Asian philosophy and religion at Harvard. Along the way, he picked up Khmer, the national language of Cambodia, and achieved fluency in Chinese. But... Read more →


Gloucester County Happenings and Events

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ(CNBNewsnet)--On October 5th, the Paulsboro Nutrition Site at the Second Baptist Church in Paulsboro celebrated the 100th Birthday of Ms. Flora McCormick of Paulsboro. Participants of the program celebrated Ms. McCormick’s Birthday with decorations and a cake. Commissioner Jim Jefferson also attended and presented a proclamation honoring this milestone birthday. Residents of Shady Lane Nursing Home enjoy sensory game activities. Sensory games are good for the emotions and physical well-being of seniors. For more information on Shady Lane Nursing Home, please visit https://www.gcianj.com/shady-lane-nursing-home/ Several Shady Lane Seniors took a trip to the Gloucester County DREAM Park to visit the horses and take a wagon ride around the grounds. Bill Stillman and John Squire met Flash at the park. Studies have proven that being in the presence of horses has many therapeutic advantages for seniors struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness and even cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Media Bias Evident This Red Wave, Especially In Coverage & Polling of Senate Races

By Marc Ang The media’s double standard with regards to what races are competitive is especially glaring, when it comes to the marquis Senate races in Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania and the lack of coverage of other potentially competitive races in New Hampshire or even Washington. Only RealClearPolitics has taken historical and consistent polling errors and integrated it into their model for analysis. Prognosticators like Cook remain Democrat biased and this is proven in their consistent misses in past cycles, with Nate Silver’s 538 among the worst offenders. RCP’s projections are therefore much more to the right of the others currently projecting a 29 seat gain in the House and +3 in the Senate for Republicans. It took a few cycles to get to this refined model for RCP. However, multiple cycles from 2016, 2018 and 2020 consistently underestimated Republican turnout, and this spurred the next logical step: assess the... Read more →


PATCO LEAF SEASON BEGINS; NEW SCHEDULE

PATCO will shift to its annual "leaf season" schedule beginning on Monday, October 31, 2022. "Train operators, much like when we drive in snow on the roads, drive slower and need more time to start and stop," said John D. Rink, General Manager, PATCO. "To account for longer run times, we have a special leaf season schedule every fall." The falling foliage leaves behind an oily residue when crushed by train wheels. This slick residue creates slippery rail conditions, which require trains to operate at reduced speeds with longer trip times. The loss of traction has the potential to flatten out areas of the train’s wheel surfaces resulting in the wheel rolling unevenly and emitting a thumping sound. When this occurs, the train is taken out of service to repair or replace the misshapen wheel. This could lead to train delays or cancellations. During ideal weather conditions, PATCO trains will... Read more →


CNB News Comics: Wrong Way by Dave Wolfe

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 8 No. 51 (October 30, 2022) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe. (click image to enlarge) See More from Dave Wolfe Read more →


Free Rides Offered by SEPTA for Phillies World Series

Miller Lite & Penn Medicine Sponsoring Free Rides Home on Broad Street Line 10/31 & 11/1 PHILADELPHIA (October 28, 2022) – SEPTA is rallying behind the Fightin’ Phils and getting ready for the big crowds expected to cheer on the team in its first World Series since 2009. The Authority is helping fans get to and from the games at Citizens Bank Park by offering extra service and free rides home on the Broad Street Line. For Games 3 and 4, Miller Lite and Penn Medicine are sponsoring free rides home from NRG Station. The Broad Street Line provides convenient service to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex via NRG Station. There is a free transfer to the Broad Street Line from the Market-Frankford Line and City Trolley routes at 15th Street/City Hall, and it is a short walk from Regional Rail stations in Center City. It also connects to bus... Read more →


Lions Surprise Eagles with 14-0 Win; Zearfoss Carries 36 Times for 180 Yards

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2022) (CNBNewsnet)-- Gloucester High School played West Deptford Friday night at home under the lights. The underdog Lions showed West Deptford that when you come into their "House" you will be in for the fight of your life. “We were picked to lose by almost everybody in the state of New Jersey,” Lions junior running back Jake Zearfoss said. “We kind of just let them know who we are. That was great.” Zearfoss carried 36 times for 180 yards and a touchdown Friday night as Gloucester defeated West Deptford, 14-0, in their Central Jersey Group 2 playoff game, according to the Courier Post. They gained 337 yards of offense and 18 first downs. The Lions opened the game with an eight-play, 80-yard march to Zearfoss's score, on a 5-yard run. He got loose for 45 on the game's third play to set up that score.... Read more →


GCHS Announces The Nicholas & Roselynn Calio Scholars Program VI

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Nicholas Calio, Class of 1961, and his wife Roselynn have been amazingly generous in giving back to the current generation of Ram students! After all, Mr. Calio recalls how Gloucester Catholic proved to be a solid stepping stone to his career as a successful Delaware Valley businessman. "I owe so much to the school and the opportunities I was presented to build a career for my family," said Mr. Calio. "Roselynn and I are grateful that we can help the next generation of students with their hopes and dreams." Mr. Calio earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova University and previously owned and served as Chairman of Rebling Plastics, Remcal Products and Resdel Corporation. The Calio Family, who reside in Bucks County, PA, have sponsored five previous GC Scholarship Programs (see photos below) and recently announced a new scholarship starting with the 2023-2024 school year... Read more →


Ryan Elmore, of Barrington, Named to Albrightian Newspaper Leadership Team

READING, PA (10/28/2022)-- Ryan Elmore of Barrington, N.J., has been named secretary of the Albrightian newspaper at Albright College. Elmore is studying journalism at Albright. Founded in 1929, the Albrightian is Albright College's student-run newspaper, covering breaking news, editorials, and arts and culture. Named a top national college by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Albright College (founded 1856) is home to a diverse community of learners who cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Through learning experiences that engage a student's creative and innovative capacities across all disciplines, both inside and outside of the classroom, an Albright College education guarantees that each student learns how to engage the world, understand the world, and is prepared to make an impact on a rapidly changing world. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright is home to undergraduate students, adult learners and graduate students. Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Lower Township Police Participate in “No-Shave November & December”

Beginning on November 1, 2022 and for the entire months of November and December, the Lower Township Police Department, along with many other agencies across the county, will be participating in “No-Shave November.” One of the goals of “No-Shave November” is to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair (which many cancer patients lose), and letting it grow wild and free. Another goal is to use the money you typically would spend on shaving and grooming, to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle. Our officers and staff will be contributing a minimum of $50.00 per month to participate. All proceeds of this event will be donated to the family of Amy Baker and another Lower Township resident who would like to remain anonymous. This initiative will help contribute to their medical bills, treatment costs, and travel expenses. Mrs. Amy Baker, is the wife of... Read more →


Ten local designs created by youth chosen for first ever Junk Kouture World Final

hosted in the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi on 11 Jan 2023 Picture 1: Junk Punk Denim by Emily Humphreys and Olivia Volt of Clearview Regional High School, New Jersey, made from upcycled denim used to create the patchwork, bottle caps, cans, and recycled rope. New York City (NYC), 26 October 2022 - Last night Tuesday 25th October was the turn of the American up-and-coming eco-conscious creators and fashion designers at the first ever NYC final of Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable youth fashion competition. Thirty haute-couture designs made from 100% recycled materials created and modelled by talented post-primary students took to the digital stage on Junk Kouture’s YouTube and TikTok channels for the New York City Final. Ten was the magicnumber on the night as ten creations by young designers aged 13 -18 years from the city and nearby states were chosenby the Junk Kouture judgesBen Barry, Nicole McLaughlin and... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting Maryland:Youth, Veteran, and Military Waterfowl Hunting Days Set for 2022-23

October 19, 2022 Maryland’s youth hunters, veterans, and military personnel will be afforded a unique opportunity to experience Maryland’s tradition of waterfowl hunting on two special hunt days: Nov. 5, 2022 and Feb. 4, 2023. On these two days, hunting for ducks, geese, and coots on public and private lands in Maryland will be offered exclusively to eligible hunters 16 years of age or younger, military veterans of any age as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code, and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training). “The Department is pleased to offer these special hunting days,” said Wildlife and Heritage Director Paul Peditto. “Their placement on the calendar, one early in the hunting season and one late, gives our more experienced hunters an excellent opportunity to teach waterfowling skills to these... Read more →


Shawn Weller, of Haddonfield to Perform in "IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind"

ITHACA, NY (10/28/2022)-- Ithaca College alumni stars of the stage will join with some 50 current students from the Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance on Friday, November 11, for a historic performance in the appropriately named Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis in New York City's Time Square. Shawn Weller of Haddonfield, New Jersey (08033) will perform with Ithaca College in the African Drumming and Dance Ensemble with alumni during the "IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind." The 8 p.m. show will feature vocalists, monologues, solo guitar and jazz band performances, as well as a music and dance composition collaboration. Tickets for "IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind," as well as other IC in the City events, can be purchased here. The full Ithaca College list of alumni performers is Q. Smith '00, Eric Jordan Young '93, Jim Hynes '78, Grant Carey '13,... Read more →


Jefferson Hospital Nurses Robyn Mahon, RN, and Hannah Schwarzmann, RN Receive a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Robyn Mahon, RN, and Hannah Schwarzmann, RN — who respectively work at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital (ICU) and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital (Medical-Surgical) — were each recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Also, Patient Care Technician Stephanie Streahle (Intermediate Care Unit, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital) and Certified Medical Assistant Tyler Milane (Medical Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township) were also presented with BEE awards for excellence in supporting nursing care. Mahon (of Turnersville, NJ); Schwarzmann (of Lumberton, NJ); Streahle (of Sewell, NJ); and Milane (of Monroeville, NJ) were recognized for establishing connections with patients and families through trust and emotional support, having a commitment to safety that puts patients and their families at the center of care delivery, providing dignity and respect to everyone they serve and encounter, and more. DAISY and BEE honorees are nominated by patients, visitors, family members, nurses, physicians, and other... Read more →


CenteringPregnancy® Prenatal Care Launched at Jefferson Heath

Sewell, NJ, October 28, 2022 -- CenteringPregnancy® – prenatal care that includes individual health checks with additional time and attention in a group setting – was recently launched at Jefferson Health – NJ’s Primary & Specialty Care OB/GYN office. A special open house event was held in October for patients and community members at the Sewell practice. The first group of CenteringPregancy maternity patients begins in December 2022, and a new cohort starts each following month. Pictured from left at the recent open house are: Jefferson Health – New Jersey President Brian Sweeney; Director of Women’s & Children’s Services Marilyn Mapp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC; Front Office Coordinator Jacqueline Holmes; Jessica Hayes, CNM; Victoria Asturrizaga, CNM; Medical Assistant Naisha Arroyo; Meredith Stein, CNM; Shari Tartaglia, CNM; Practice Manager Sarah Langenbach; Gina Radano, BSN, RN; and Owen Montgomery, MD, VP of Jefferson Health Women’s & Children’s Services. This initiative aligns with New... Read more →


CNBNews Consumer Alert: the Risk of Cronobacter in Powdered Infant Formula

What to Know Español The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to help ensure the safety of powdered infant formula in the wake of reports of Cronobacter sakazakii infections in four infants that may have contributed to death in two patients. Those reports led to an FDA investigation of Abbott Nutrition in Sturgis, Michigan. Insanitary conditions found at the facility led to the February 2022 voluntary recall of specific lots of powdered infant formula manufactured at the facility and brought attention to a type of bacteria that many parents may not have heard about before and scientists continue to work to better understand. While Cronobacter contamination and infections are rare, it is still important to know the risks and what you can do to minimize them. What Is Cronobacter? Cronobacter is a germ (bacteria) that is naturally found in the environment. Cronobacter can exist on almost any surface and is... Read more →


CNB Hunting Maryland: Fall Turkey, Small Game Seasons

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that squirrel, rabbit, fall turkey, and other seasons are either underway or set to open in the coming weeks. Hunters are also reminded that changes have been made to ruffed grouse and bobwhite quail seasons. “During this time of year, Maryland offers many other excellent opportunities to get afield and make memories,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Small game hunting is ideal for new hunters or anyone that enjoys a more active style of hunting.” Squirrel season opened September 3 with a bag limit of six per day. Squirrels are abundant throughout Maryland, especially where mast-producing trees such as oaks are present. Rabbit season begins on November 5 with a bag limit of four per day. Both of these seasons are open until February 28. For hunters in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties, the fall turkey hunting season will... Read more →


Early Voting Begins Oct. 29 through Nov. 6

2022 GENERAL ELECTION Return Your Vote By Mail Ballots! Apply for Vote By Mail to Receive a Convenient and Effective Way to Vote Attention Camden County residents! Avoid the lines and crowds this election day. Keep an eye out for your Vote By Mail application in the mail. All residents that are not signed up for Vote By Mail will receive an easy to complete application. Just a reminder, you are not automatically signed up for Vote By Mail unless you apply. Remember, Vote By Mail is convenient, free and every vote counts. Read More. Do not throw away your Vote By Mail ballot. If a voter receives a Vote By Mail ballot, they are not authorized to vote in the voting machine. The voter will be offered a Provisional ballot to complete at the polling site or be asked to drop off their Vote by Mail ballot to a... Read more →


Gloucester City Trunk or Treat Sunday

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City’s Halloween Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Gloucester City Girls softball league complex, Johnson Blvd., and Monmouth Street. On display will be a variety of vehicles from the City Police, the Fire Department, and the EMS. Planned activities include music, movies, pumpkin carving, and more. Free snacks and drinks. Read more →


Melanie Lafferty, 46, of Brooklawn

On October 23, 2022. Age 46. Of Brooklawn. (nee Pizzutillo). Survived by her husband, Joseph R. Lafferty, Sr; her children, Joey Lafferty, Jr. (Amanda), Brianna, Colin, Shane and Chase; her grandson, Chase; granddaughters, Hailey-Ann and Gianna-Marie and her siblings, Keith, Hope, Adrianne, Danielle, Francine and Dominick. Daughter of Daniel Pizzutillo and Francine (nee Bramante). At Melanie’s request, services were held privately. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Melanie Lafferty. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Virtua Health Opens Primary Care Telehealth Practice 

In-person visits to supplement online encounters as needed October 26, 2022 - Virtua Health has opened a new primary care practice that offers a “telehealth first” approach to care. Virtua Primary Care Telehealth provides patients with access to board-certified primary care physicians who are experts in delivering care online. Patients of the practice can conduct the majority of their care encounters from the convenience of their home or location of their choosing.   “Virtua Health knows that we need to make the connection to health care easy for our patients. We want to meet our patients where they are—which is why the new Primary Care Telehealth Practice makes sense,” said Angela Skrzynski, DO, lead physician for telehealth services. “Our primary care physicians offer quality care in a flexible way, ensuring that everyone has easy access to a physician and the medical care they need.” Features of the practice include a range... Read more →


Max H. Block, Jr., of Deptford, age 80

On October 25, 2022. Age 80. Of Deptford formerly of Williamstown, NJ. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late, Max H. and Jane O. (Hubble) Block. Max is survived by his daughter, Diana Lynn Block; grandson, Antonio Louis Block; sister, Barbara Ann Favierie; nephews, Anthony Favierie, Chris Favierie and his niece Antionette Head. Max was also predeceased by his daughters, Tina Olivia Block and Sandra Lia Block-Piontek. Max had worked for many years as a machinist for Natico in Pennsauken, NJ. Honoring his wishes there will be no public viewing or funeral services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Max H. Block, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME,Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Mt. Laurel Cop Allegedly Distributed Nude Photos of a Evesham Woman on the Internet

MOUNT LAUREL--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Evesham Township Police Chief Walt Miller announced that a Mount Laurel police officer has been charged with hacking into the social media accounts of an Evesham woman and distributing nude pictures she took of herself to those on her contact and friends lists. Ayron Taylor, 22, of Delran, was charged with three counts of Computer Crime (one Second Degree, two Third Degree), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (one Second Degree, one Third Degree) and Invasion of Privacy (Third Degree). The investigation began last month after the victim contacted the Evesham Township Police Department and reported that her Snapchat and Facebook accounts had been accessed by an unknown person who then sent nude photos she had taken of herself to her Snapchat contacts, messaged them to her Facebook friends, and posted them on her Facebook wall. Communications Data Warrants... Read more →


Elaine Ksiazek (nee Sedlak),93, of Audubon

CNBNews graphic files On October 22, 2022, Elaine Ksiazek (nee Sedlak), age 93, passed away peacefully at home. Elaine was a resident of Audubon since 1977 when the family moved from Cramer Hill where they lived for many years. She was the daughter of the late Leopold and Gabriella Sedlak. Beloved wife of the late Walter Ksiazek. Elaine was a loving mother of Linda (David) Palmquist, Michael (Carol) Ksiazek, the late Marianne and William Kraus, Christine (Glenn) Wilson, and Richard (Barbara) Ksiazek. Elaine was a grandmother of 9 and a great-grandmother of 8. She is also predeceased by her siblings, William and Lee Sedlak Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to NJ Special Olympics, 1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville NJ 08648. Arrangements by Healey Funeral Home, Haddon Heights (www.healeyfuneralhomes.com). Read more →


13 Businesses, 4 Executives Honored with 2022 Awards for Excellence 

OCTOBER 26, 2022 NJBIA and New Jersey Business Magazine announced the 17 recipients of the annual Awards for Excellence, which honor member companies and business leaders whose energy and vision have positively impacted their employees, their communities and the state’s economy. Thirteen businesses and organizations, as well as four executives, are being recognized with awards in 2022. Details about the winners can be found in the November issue of New Jersey Business Magazine. “Extraordinary times have resulted in so many of our member companies making extraordinary efforts,” said NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka. “This year’s Awards for Excellence winners have stepped up to do right for their employees, their communities and New Jersey’s economy. We are truly proud to recognize their notable achievements.” The winners are listed by category below. Members of the Year Girl Scouts of New Jersey Comprised of four regional councils, the Girl Scouts of New... Read more →


George "Bud" Silvers, III, of Haddon Heights

On October 24, 2022, George "Bud" Silvers, III passed away peacefully at his home. Born on July 19, 1932 in Camden, NJ and raised in St. Augustine, FL by Jeanne and Ed Silvers, before settling in Haddon Heights, NJ. His work career began at Millside Farms in Riverside, NJ where he repaired public milk machines. After their CNBNews graphics file closure, he began work at the Courier Post newspaper in Cherry Hill, NJ for many years. Later, he worked for the USPS Distribution Center in Bellmawr, NJ until his retirement in December, 1989. For many years, George attended Ashland Evangelical Presbyterian Church. In July, 2018, he received his 65-yr Mason pin. Bud was also a volunteer fireman with Ashland Fire Station No. 1 in Voorhees for many years. In retirement, six of his buddies formed their club, “SIABLABEBOSZ”. He was a competitive Volleyball player, league softball player, enjoyed golf, and... Read more →


Project Team Says Glassboro-Camden Line Moves Forward

A vital transportation link for South Jersey enters the preliminary engineering design phase. CAMDEN, NJ – The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Project Team has selected the infrastructure consulting firm, South Jersey Transit Partners (SJTP), to provide preliminary engineering and design (PED), project management, and professional services for the pre-construction phase of the light rail line. SJTP is a joint venture between AECOM and STV Incorporated, two nationally recognized transit planning and engineering firms. This action moves the GCL closer to construction with the start of the next phase of this important project that will expand connections between communities in South Jersey by restoring passenger rail service. “The GCL is an important initiative to improve mobility by offering quick, reliable, and frequent rail service to the region,” said Bane Gaiser, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. East and Latin America region. “Our SJTP joint venture is incredibly proud to continue our crucial work,... Read more →


Gcity NEWS:

15 Apartments Coming To South Burlington Street

William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board, at its September 21 meeting, approved a resolution authorizing the owner of the former Gloucester Catholic High School Boys Building, Monmouth and Burlington Street, to be converted into apartments. The proposed apartment building is located on the west side of Broadway in a heavily residential area with very little parking. Presently there are approximately 4,300 properties in the City; of that number, 3,000 are apartments, and 1400 are homes. EXCLUSIVE The applicant is operating under the name of One South Burlington Street LLC. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Joseph Romano of Warren, NJ. St. Mary's Parish of Gloucester City owned the high school building. It was sold in 2017 to WEBO, LLC, for $450,000. The principals of that business are Rich Lauletta and Paul Margaritis. "WEBO is our best acronym for West... Read more →


Carjacking in Rural Medford, Three Suspects Steal 2015 Black Nissan Rogue; Crime Caught on Store Cameras

MEDFORD, NJ (October 26, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-Medford Township Police released a report on the crime via their Facebook page. Saturday, October 22, 2022, at approximately 1430 hours, the Medford Township Police Department responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle at the Wawa (257 Rt 70, Medford, NJ). The three suspects, dressed in dark clothing, approached the victim while she was waiting at the air pump in the rear of the building. One of the three male suspects, described to be approximately 140 pounds in his late teens to early twenties, physically removed the victim from her vehicle, leaving the victim uninjured. The suspect was later observed operating her 2015 Black Nissan Rogue towards Eayrestown Road. Security video of the incident showed the three suspects exit the parking lot with no additional victims reported. This incident is currently being investigated by multiple Law Enforcement agencies. Please contact the Medford Township Police... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Virtua Voorhees Hospital Recognized as Top Maternity Hospital 

(Voorhees, NJ…) Virtua Voorhees Hospital has been named a top maternity hospital by Money (formerly Money Magazine) in collaboration with the Leapfrog Group. Virtua Health, a health system that is synonymous with maternity care in South Jersey, was among an elite group of 259 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. Money’s 2022 Best Maternity Hospitals is based on maternity care data submitted in the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital survey of more than 2,200 hospitals throughout the country. To qualify for the list, eligible hospitals were required to carry an A or B letter grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment for spring 2022. Hospitals were also required to meet criteria specific to providing maternity care. “We are very proud to be recognized as a top maternity hospital by Money and the Leapfrog Group,” said Nicole Lamborne, MD, Virtua’s vice president of clinical operations for women’s health. “Virtua has spent years... Read more →


Stephen Bannon former Advisor to President Trump Sentenced to Prison for Contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON – Stephen K. Bannon was sentenced today to four months of incarceration and ordered to pay a fine of $6,500 on two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the United States Capitol. Bannon, 68, was found guilty by a jury on July 22, 2022, of one contempt count related to his refusal to appear for a deposition and another count related to his refusal to produce documents in response to a subpoena from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The verdict followed a trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. On Sept. 23, 2021, the Select Committee issued a subpoena to Bannon. In its subpoena, the Select Committee said it had reason to believe that he... Read more →


NJ Public Employees Sue Murphy for Discrimination

Public Employees and Their Union Sue Gov. Murphy for Discrimination Murphy’s policies further widen the pay equity gap for women and people of color, says union Trenton, NJ – AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 today announced that, on behalf of approximately 6,000 state employees, the union has filed a lawsuit in superior court against Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration for racial and gender-based discrimination. AFSCME represents front-line workers in New Jersey’s veterans homes, psychiatric hospitals, developmental centers, Division of Children and Families and others. The suit comes after the March 2022 decision by the governor to raise starting salaries for New Jersey correctional police officers (CPOs) by 20%, while also giving across the board increases of 8% on all steps to existing officers. Among the reasons cited by the state for the increases was the fact that CPOs “appear for work, as true professionals, ready to ensure safety, security,... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Alum: Help Us Reach Our New Milestone of $30,000

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 26, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester Catholic's 2022 Donor Development Campaign has just two weeks remaining -- and your support has made all the difference!! What a terrific way to start the new school year!! Help us surpass our next milestone as we approach $30,000 raised in donations! Please continue your AMAZING support as we help our students receive a Gloucester Catholic education! Thank you to all of those who have donated to this campaign. Click Here to View FY 2022 Donor Development Report We need your continuing support to move forward with our great legacy. Please look through this Annual Report carefully (click on link above) – then make your decision on how YOU will make a difference in providing Gloucester Catholic students an exceptional education! It's easy to donate! See three easy ways to donate below to make your gift to the Annual Ram Fund today! Once a... Read more →


Taxpayers Give $69.6M to 22 NY State School Districts to Clean Emissions from 184 School Buses

NEW YORK (October 26, 2022) - Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the Fiscal Year 2022 recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, awarding $69,620,000 from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 22 school districts in New York. The rebates will help school districts receive 184 clean school buses that will accelerate the transition to zero-emissions vehicles and produce cleaner air in and around schools and communities. In New Jersey, two school districts received monies, Atlantic City School District received $1.5 million, and Bridgeton City School District received $790,000. In Pennsylvania, ten school districts were given funds. Vice President Kamala Harris and EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan will join schoolchildren, district leaders and community members in Seattle, Washington, later today to make the announcement and highlight how it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save schools money, and better protect children’s health. The investment will... Read more →


Loretta J. Skinner, age 99, of West Deptford/Gloucester City

On October 24, 2022. Age 99. (nee Holtz) Of West Deptford. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late John W. Skinner. Beloved mother of Ron Skinner and Gary Skinner. Cherished grandmother of Amy and the late Mark Skinner. Predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Margaret Holtz (nee McGinley). Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday morning, October 28th, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at St Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM in the church. Interment will follow in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Loretta J. Skinner. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Ray Ford/Leon Harris Old Timers Gathering, Nov. 6

Limber Up and Get Ready for the via GIPHY Ray Ford/Leon Harris OLD TIMER'S EVENT Sunday, November 6th from 2 PM to 5 PM Cost just $10.00 The Elizabeth Ballroom Highland Blvd. and Sylvan Avenue Gloucester City, NJ This is open to all former GHS and GCHS athletes and sports fans, 35 yrs. old and up. Questions call Bob Bevan @ 609-417-3786 or Bart Rettew @ 856-430-1976 via GIPHY Read more →


Rowan Volleyball Cements Top Playoff Seed

GLASSBORO, NJ -- Rowan cemented the top playoff seed in the NJAC Tournament for the second-consecutive season as the Profs took down visiting Kean, 3-1, on Tuesday on Senior Night here at Esbjornson Gymnasium. Brianna Newson and Natalie Ogden combined to notch 27 of the team's 44 kills on the evening. Newson's 14 kills were a match high while Ogden added 13 kills and kicked in 12 digs for her 12th double-double on the season. With the win, Rowan will earn a first-round bye and now will host an NJAC Tournament Semifinal match here on Thursday, November 3rd, against the winner of #4 Montclair State or #5 Rutgers-Camden. The Cougars got 13 kills from Taylor Micheaux and 10 from Anne Beckemeyer, respectively with setter Gwen Hangey posting a double-double of her own (36 assists/10 digs). After Kean took the first set, 25-21, Rowan started to find its groove late in... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Conduct Drug Raid, Suspect Arrested

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 26, 2022)--Members of the Gloucester City Police Department executed a search warrant on Friday, October 14 at 0500 hours the in the 300 unit block of Third Street after an investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics. Located inside were considerable quantities of crack cocaine and heroin, as well as, packaging material for distribution purposes. The suspect, Tyson Davenport (34) of that residence was charged with the Distribution of CDS and related offenses. CNBNews graphic file In other matters; October 14 at 0019 a resident of the 200 block of Hudson Street reported unknown suspect(s) broke both windows on the driver's side of his vehicle. October 14 at 0856 a resident of the 400 block of Market Street called and asked an officer to stop out at her residence to yell at her fiancée for being mean to her. The caller alleged no further wrongdoing and... Read more →


LVHN Mobile Mammograms Returning to KU

Register Today KUTZTOWN, PA (10/25/2022) The Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University Monday, Oct. 31. Screenings will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center parking lot. The screening service will be offered to women over 40 years old who have not had a mammogram in the past year. The event is open to the entire community. Post-traditional and graduate students as well as staff, faculty and community members can benefit from this opportunity. No prescription is needed for women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year. There are also grant funding opportunities for those over 40 without insurance; those interested should contact the Lehigh Valley Health Network for more information. To schedule an appointment, call 888-402-5846. Please have your physician's contact information and insurance card available at the time... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting Delaware: Seasons to Open in November, Firearm/Shotgun Deer, Waterfowl, Small Game

Youth and Non-ambulatory Deer Hunt Set for Nov. 5 and 6; All Deer Hunters Encouraged to Harvest Does to Help Manage Deer Herd Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in November, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today – including the popular November general firearm deer season, also known as “November shotgun season,” which opens Nov. 11 and extends through Nov. 20, as well as the special deer hunt open to only youth and non-ambulatory hunters on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6. Duck, Canada goose and other hunting seasons are to open later in the month. Deer hunters are encouraged to harvest does (female deer) during deer hunting seasons to help manage the size and quality of Delaware’s deer population. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2023, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer... Read more →


Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Playing Online Casinos 

Beginners always make mistakes, including in the field of gambling. But, if in some areas mistakes can be forgiven, then mistakes in an online casino, even if it is a non gamstop no deposit bonus, can be really catastrophic. Indeed, in addition to wasted time and ruined nerves, mistakes can cause significant financial losses. But in fact, all failures can be very easily avoided if you know how. In this article, you will get some useful tips, thanks to which you can save your money and nerves. Bad choice of online casino If the bookmaker looks too good - promises immediate huge winnings, lots of bonuses, etc., it's worth considering: is it really all that good? Is this casino trying to deceive its players? Of course, this does not mean that absolutely all online casinos are scammers. There are a large number of decent casinos on the Internet, for which... Read more →


CHUCKLES: Cool Video Clip Poking Fun at D.C. Politicians

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(October 26, 2022)--For one reason or another, there is less laughter today. Back in the day, people didn't take themselves so seriously. Some politicians from both sides of the aisle were friends with different ideas on how the world should spin. Norman Lear, an award-winning television producer who was a Liberal, came up with several award-winning popular shows that CNBNews graphic files dealt with the social and political issues of the day. One such show was All in the Family. It got many of its laughs by playing on Archie's bigotry. However, the dynamic tension between Archie and his liberal son-in-law, Mike, provided an ongoing political and social sounding board for various topics. Archie appears in all but seven episodes of the series. And then there was Sanford and Son an American sitcom television series that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to... Read more →


Newark schools’ crossing guard shortage prompts search for solutions

Jessie Gomez, Chalkbeat Newark Oct 14, 11:50am EDT As the school day ends, students at McKinley Elementary School in Newark’s North Ward rush for the exit. Some get into relatives’ cars and head home while other students start their journey home by crossing nearby 7th Avenue with the help of one crossing guard. With cars zooming by on the busy street at around 2:30 p.m., older students hold hands with their younger siblings as they look both ways before crossing the street. The crossing guard on 7th Avenue holds up his hand, signaling drivers to stop, and lets children cross as he waves goodbye. The scene may look routine, but it’s not necessarily universal. Over the last couple of years, local advocates have repeatedly raised concerns about the safety of students walking to and from school. “We really need some help here because somebody is going to be killed,” said... Read more →


How to increase the likelihood of winning at an online casino

Gambling enthusiasts always gamble in the hope of winning big cash rewards. However, expectations do not always match reality. To increase your chances of winning, you need to know some of the secrets of playing power casino. All slot machines operate on certain principles. If you understand the strategy of the machines, you can significantly increase the chance of a big win. Principle of operation The slot machines of virtual gaming sites are full analogues of real machines. The casino is based on special software that is transferred from the provider to the operator. The gambling process takes place on the server of the creator. This is how the fairness and stability of the payout of winnings is guaranteed. The principle of operation of real machines and online casino machines is similar. A player makes a bet and starts the rotation of the machine. A random number generator draws a... Read more →