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November 2022

Anna Marie Smith, 95, of Gloucester City, Retired CC Employee, Longtime Democrat Club Member

On November 22, 2022. (nee Powell) Age 95. Of Gloucester City. Loved and surrounded in her home with her family. Went to be with her dearly departed husband, Verl R. Smith. AnnaMarie is survived by her daughter, Maryann (Bob) Tomlin, her devoted granddaughter Velann Tomlin and her great-grandchildren Luke, Mersadie and Memphis (whom she loved dearly). AnnaMarie considered ALL of Velann’s friends her grandchildren, you know who you are and she loved you all! AnnaMarie... Read more →

Joseph A. “Chippy” Fanelle, age 89, of Bellmawr

Joseph A. “Chippy” Fanelle, on November 18, 2022 age 89, of Bellmawr, NJ. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia C. Fanelle (nee Manganaro). Dear father of Dr. Carmella Fanelle, Dr. Joseph W. (Jacqualyn) Fanelle, Sheila (Jack) Annunziato, Michael F. (Cynthia) Fanelle. Loving grandfather of Eva (Lee) Fanelle, Nicholas Fanelle, Gabriel Fanelle, Zachary Fanelle, Dr. Christa (Dr. Mark) Massak, Dr. Jack (Victoria) Annunziato, Paula (Jordan) Rizzo, Alana Annunziato, Maria Fanelle and Valerie Fanelle; great-grandfather of Nathan.... Read more →

CNB PET News: Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers Black Friday adoption deals

(Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the Black Friday weekend, the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will be offering adoptions at the price of your choosing from Friday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 27. “There are dozens of dogs and cats at the shelter who are desperate to find a forever home,” said Commissioner Jon Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “This is a wonderful opportunity to find a new furry friend at a low price.... Read more →

An Alzheimer's Tale: A Son, A Caregiver, A Marathoner

Juan Padilla Shares His Alzheimer's Story Juan Padilla Arriaga’s mother, Eva Adriana Arriaga, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 44 and passed away at age 51. She was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s known as “autosomal dominant” which is estimated to account for less than 1 percent of Alzheimer’s cases. In 2019, Juan tested positive for the rare PSEN1 gene that runs in his family. Here, he shares how he fights back for... Read more →

CNB Travel Alert: Paulsboro Road to be closed for railroad crossing repairs on Monday in Woolrich,

Gloucester County Detours necessary during construction (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project requiring the closure and detour of Paulsboro Road/CR 653 in Woolrich, Gloucester County Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, November 28, until 7 p.m., Monday, December 5, NJDOT’s contractor, Tracks Unlimited, is scheduled to close and detour Paulsboro Road/CR 653 in both directions between Kings Highway and Route 322 in Woolrich to remove the... Read more →


By Gema de las Heras Consumer Education Specialist November 23, 2022 IRS impersonators have been around for a while. But as more people get to know their tricks, they’re switching it up. So instead of contacting you about a tax debt and making threats to get you to pay up, scammers may send you a text about a “tax rebate” or some other tax refund or benefit. Here’s what to know about the new twist.... Read more →



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What Is The Biggest Military Base In Your State?

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square Nov 18, 2022 image courtesy of The U.S. defense budget - by far the largest of any country in the world - is the subject of regular controversy. But while multi-billion dollar weapons development programs that blow past budgets and deadlines will always be subject to political scrutiny, much of America's annual military spending is less controversial. Nearly one-quarter of the $718 billion in U.S.... Read more →

CNB Business News: Philadelphia's Original Christmas Pop-Up Bar Tinsel Lights Up Center City...

...WITH ALL NEW HOLIDAY INSTALLATIONS, CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS AND SANTA GRITTY Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar Black Friday to New Year's Eve 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 Philadelphia, PA - Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group announce the return of Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar at 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia. The mad elves from Tradesman's, BRU Craft & Wurst, Blume, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Kontrol, Sueno and Finn McCool's Ale House have spent months... Read more →

Kalaya Thai Kitchen in Fishtown on Tuesday, Nov. 29

Kalaya’s Next Chapter Philadelphia, PA – Roughly nine months after breaking ground, Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon and her partners are ready to open the doors of their expansive new Kalaya, located at 4 West Palmer Street, between Frankford Avenue and Front Street in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. The restaurant, inspired by and named after Suntaranon’s mother, will begin dinner service on Tuesday, November 29th. In partnership with Defined Hospitality (Suraya, Pizzeria Beddia, R&D Cocktail Bar, Condesa/El Techo),... Read more →

Future Bright for New Jersey's Red Hot Online Casinos

By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor Nov 22, 2022 (The Center Square) – New Jersey's red hot online casino industry is expected to end the year with double-digit growth, but the market is showing some signs of slowing amid competition from neighboring states, according to a new industry report. The gambling industry's company, PlayUSA annual online gambling expansion report suggested New Jersey's mature gambling market is among those that's approaching a ceiling, citing... Read more →

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! Gloucester High Lions 2022 City Champions

Thanksgiving Day brought beautiful weather, large crowds and the local Lions (9-3) a City Championship. The Lions pounded the Rams (5-5) in a game that saw more penalty flags on the field then players, 35-0. Early in the first quarter Lions #8 John Daily returned a Rams interception 47 yards for a quick touchdown. Then with time running out in the first half, Lions #2 receiver Leo Curran went 20 yards for a are fought... Read more →

CNBNews Fishing Delaware: State Parks Annual Passes, Surf Fishing Permits to go on Sale Nov. 29

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that 2023 Delaware State Parks annual passes and surf fishing permits will go on sale starting at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29. Annual passes and surf fishing permits may be purchased at any state park office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Passes and permits may also be purchased online at, with an estimated timeframe for delivery of three to... Read more →

New York Army National Guard Announces Promotions of Two Soldiers from NJ

LATHAM, NY (11/21/2022)-- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Danny Colladoestevez from Clementon (zip code 08021), N.J., and assigned to the 719th Transportation Company, received a promotion on October 20, 2022, to the rank of sergeant 1st class. Christopher Fernandez from Sewell (zip code 08080), N.J.,... Read more →

Tasty Weed Edibles

Have you ever bought anything unusual for yourself to eat? If your answer is no, it's time to buy weed edibles online right now. Could it even be that cannabis products are edible? Yes, and it's incredibly delicious. Such products are made using cannabis flowers or cannabis concentrates. Today there are too many products of different tastes on the market; sometimes, you can get stuck on the site for several hours to understand what you... Read more →

DNREC Agencies Team Up for Toys for Tots Program

Delaware Natural Resources Police Collect Toys as Holiday Gifts for Delaware Children To kick off the holiday season, Delaware Natural Resources Police operating within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control once again are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys as gifts for children in local communities. The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages and... Read more →

Board of Commissioners Accepting Nominations for Camden County Freedom Medal

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Deadline – December 2 (Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners is currently accepting nominations for the Camden County Freedom Medal. “The honor recognizes extraordinary Camden County citizens who have unselfishly contributed their time and effort to better their community while exemplifying those ideals indicative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. NOMINEE: Must be a resident of Camden County.... Read more →

Exploring Pros and Cons of Hard Money Loans

Are you considering a hard money loan for your next real estate project? If so, you're probably wondering what the pros and cons are. This post will explore some key benefits and drawbacks before deciding. Hard money loans can be a great option when you need funding quickly, but they come with higher interest rates and other fees. So, ensure you understand what you're getting into before signing on the dotted line. 1. What Are... Read more →

Santa Claus is Comin' to Philadelphia on SEPTA

Annual Tradition Continues with Free Ride from NRG Station on Special ‘Santa Express’ Train PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2022) – The SEPTA ‘Santa Express’ - powered by Penn Medicine - returns for its 31st year to kick off the holiday season in Center City, Philadelphia, on Friday, November 25. “SEPTA is excited to kick off the holiday season with the Santa Express,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “We are honored to be... Read more →

CNB Entertainment News: ArtPride New Jersey Releases Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Upcoming Events

Discover Jersey Arts spotlights live theater, art, and musical performances happening this holiday season. Burlington, N.J. – November 21, 2022 – ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest arts service organization, has released its holiday gift guide, featuring upcoming in-person events throughout the Garden State. From Cape May to Paterson, the guide curates festive holiday experiences from theatres, museums, dance companies and galleries. The initiative is dedicated to increasing awareness and participation in the arts in... Read more →

Watch Out for Hack Friday, 100 Million Americans Have Fallen Victim to Online Shopping Scams

New York, 21 November 2022 — Nearly 100 million Americans have fallen victim to online shopping scams, it was revealed today, as 112 million US shoppers prepare to embark on the biggest bargain hunts of the year1. CNBNews graphic file Research from cybersecurity company NordVPN can reveal that 37% of Americans have been scammed while shopping online — equivalent to 95.6 million people. With Black Friday less than a week away, cyber scammers have their... Read more →

Reasons to be Thankful

I AM THANKFUL for the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight because she is home with me, and not out with someone else. ...for the husband on the sofa being a couch potato because he is home with me and not out at the bars. ...for the teenager complaining about doing dishes because it means she is at home, not on the streets. ...for the taxes, I pay because it means I am employed.... Read more →

Weather for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Almost Perfect

Weather for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a '9.5 out of 10' Recent years have been among the windiest and coldest Thanksgivings on record in New York City, but those will feel like a distant memory on Thursday morning. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 23, 2022 – The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a New York City tradition that dates back to 1924 and signals the start of the holiday season across... Read more →


THANK YOU to Dave Wolfe, our weekly cartoonist; Dorothy Philbin, our columnist; Bruce Darrow our sports writer, and photographer; and Connie Cleary Woods our typist and reporter. Lastly, we like to thank you, our readers, and all those who submitted comments and tips this past year. Without you, there wouldn't be a CNBNews. Sincerely, Bill and Connie Cleary Sr. Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland Report, Nov. 23

by Keith Lockwood, the fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo by Monty Hawkins Everyone at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources wishes you a pleasant and warm Thanksgiving holiday. More than a few anglers will slip out for a little fishing before the big celebration or on the weekend. There are plenty of exciting fishing opportunities out there this week. Forecast Summary: November 23 – November 29: Conditions will be sunny all week... Read more →

CNB Entertainment NEWS: Resorts Casino Hotel ups the Ante this Holiday Season

The Candy Cane Lounge Pop-Up Bar is now open at Bar One; A Toys for Tots Fundraiser returns on December 9th, Motown Forever performs on NYE and the Annual Polar Bear Plunge favors the bold on New Year’s Day; Advantageous gaming giveaways take center-stage throughout the Holiday season as well CNB ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 21, 2022) –The holiday spirit is alive and well at Resorts Casino Hotel as a variety of special... Read more →

AccuWeather: Where Will The Best Skiing Be This Season?

AccuWeather meteorologists issued their annual ski season forecast, highlighting that this winter could be “very interesting” for skiers in one of the country's most populated regions. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 21, 2022 – The wait is finally over for skiers and snowboarders across the United States as snow has returned and a new ski season is underway, although AccuWeather forecasters warn that some popular mountains could be hurting for snow in the coming... Read more →

FIFA World Cup 2022: The Interesting Facts & Predictions You Might Want to Know

image courtesy of The Qatar World Cup 2022 is fast approaching. The world’s biggest footballing event will be hosted by the tiny nation for the first time. After a lengthy bidding process, it was confirmed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup would be staged in Qatar. With just a few days to go until kickoff, here are some interesting facts and predictions you might want to know about the tournament. World Cup 2022: The... Read more →

Camden County Officials Urge Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters Before Holidays

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – As the holiday season is rapidly approaching, the Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Health Department want to remind residents to stay up to date on their vaccinations and boosters before gathering with their loved ones. Already, this flu season is one of the worst in recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic is unfortunately not over, so we need to ensure that we’re as protected as possible before attending holiday... Read more →

WinterFest Ice Skating returns to Cooper River Friday

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners is excited to announce the WinterFest Ice Skating Rink opening at Cooper River Park for the 2022-2023 season. WinterFest officially opens on Friday, Nov. 25, and will be open Thursday through Sunday until Feb. 26, 2023. “Winterfest provides a wonderful opportunity for active outdoor recreation at one of the state’s most iconic and celebrated parks, Cooper River Park. I hope the Camden County community can enjoy ice... Read more →

Mother Nature Dumps 80 Inches of Snow on Buffalo

Buffalo-area roof collapses threaten lives, businesses after historic snowfall. Several businesses in Orchard Park and a Hamburg bowling alley saw damages after the 80-plus inches of snow put significant weight on the structures. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 23, 2022 – After a historical snowfall event in the Buffalo area this past week, residents weren’t just taking to the driveways and sidewalks to clear snow. In the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, New York... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Anyone who has read or listened to the news in the past two weeks knows that Big Tech is getting smaller on a daily basis. The company which has been in the news most is Twitter, recently purchased by Elon Musk (self-named "Chief Twit.") Musk said from the very day he expressed interest in buying the company that he would eliminate thousands of jobs and he made good on that promise.... Read more →

Things To Know About Pool Safety Inspection And Certification

Are you trying to figure out how to make your pool safe? Do you require assistance obtaining your pool safety certificate? For information on getting a pool safety inspection in QLD, refer to this article as a helpful resource for acquiring certification for pool safety from building inspection. Determining whether your barrier complies. Thus, why it's crucial for safety that the fence around your pool. The reason why you require a pool safety inspection An... Read more →

GUEST OPINION---DAVIS: “There is clear smoking gun evidence of foreign corruption in China and Ukraine”

On Friday, Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Article III Project, joined The Ingraham Angle to discuss the appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Trump: “Biden just made another public comment about this several days ago. Also, remember that the Biden White House waived President Trump's claim of executive privilege and paved the way for this Mar-a-Lago raid. We need to step back and remember a couple of things. This special counsel... Read more →

Camden County Identifies 94 New COVID 19 CASES

94 new cases were identified Tuesday (Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 75 new positive cases of COVID-19, which occurred Tuesday, Nov. 22. Additionally, there were 19 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases 94. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 130,100 and 1,734 total fatalities. The outcomes from these antigen tests, unlike the results from the polymerase chain reaction... Read more →

Harrisburg, PA Woman, Found Guilty of Felony/Misdemeanor Charges Related to Jan. 6 Riot

WASHINGTON – A Pennsylvania woman was found guilty in the District of Columbia today of felony and misdemeanor charges for her actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach. Her actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. CNBNews graphic file Riley June Williams, 23, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was found guilty after a trial in the... Read more →

Charles Maurice Keenan Jr., of Gloucester City: RR Worker; Loved his Family, Eagles, Notre Dame and Bandstand

Charles Maurice Keenan Jr., passed peacefully on November 19, 2022 at the age of 85. He was born on February 9, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to Charles M. Keenan, Sr. and Mary Keenan (nee Humble). He grew up in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, PA and later lived in Gloucester City, NJ. Charles was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Keenan (nee Friedel); granddaughter Charmaine C. Seiverd; son-in-law, Richard W. Seiverd, Sr.; daughter -in-law Audrey Keenan (nee Laxton);... Read more →

An Afghanistan Family Ends Up Alone In Missouri

KABUL AUGUST 2021--When the United States announced it was leaving their country, 1000s of Afghans jammed the Kabul Airport trying to catch a flight. lee the country. One family who was lucky enough to find a seat on a departing flight to the United States now wonders if they made the right decision. (image courtesy of the Daily Mail and Globe) +++++ What Happened to Rezwan Kartikay Mehrotra, ProPublica, and Matti Gellman, The Kansas City... Read more →

AccuWeather: Major storm set to bring risk of flooding to eastern US after Thanksgiving

"As a strong cold front moves through, the jet stream will quickly sink out of Canada and well south of the region, allowing polar air to spill southward and eastward," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Mike LeSeney explained. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 21, 2022 – A cross-country storm is set to move from coast to coast this week and trigger delays for Americans hitting the roads or heading to airports around the Thanksgiving holiday busiest... Read more →

Samuel F. Andaloro Jr., age 63, aka 'Disc Jockey Caveman Sam', Firefighter, Communicator, Jokester, GCHS Alum

Samuel F. Andaloro, Jr. on November 17, 2022, of Deptford. Age 63. Beloved husband of Kathleen A. Andaloro (nee Riskus). Loving brother of Mary (John) Foster of Mickleton, John (Bridget) Andaloro of Delaware, and the late Josephine (Joseph) Comly. He is survived by many caring cousins, nieces and nephews. Sam was never one to stay idle, always the communicator and often the jokester. He enjoyed his Disc jockey days when he was better known as... Read more →

Camden County Health Dept. Confirms Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Gloucester City

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHHS) that a raccoon removed from a yard in Gloucester City has tested positive for rabies. CNBNews graphic files On Nov. 17, a raccoon was killed by two family dogs in a residential backyard. The Animal Control Officer (ACO) for Gloucester City picked up the raccoon and arranged for rabies testing at the... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Following up on last week's New Jersey Hospital Ratings article, here are the local hospital ratings and why they got the grade they got. Leapfrog*, the author of the study, does not say how two hospitals have the same problems but different ratings. The only conclusion is the number of incidents but that is an inference. Cooper Hospital - B. Problems were post-surgical infections and blood clots, unnecessary falls, and death... Read more →

How to Combat Loneliness When Moving In on Your Own 

Perhaps you’ve just accepted a new job that has required you to move to another part of the country or maybe you’ve recently split from your husband or wife and are moving into your own place in the next few months. Whatever your reason for moving into a new place on your own, whether it’s indeed your decision or not, in an effort to combat loneliness, continue reading for some handy tips and techniques, just... Read more →

WARNING: CC Health Department Confirms that Cat In Lindenwold Tested Positive for Rabies

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHHS) that a cat found in Lindenwold has tested positive for rabies. RABIES ALERT ! On November 16, a Lindenwold resident found a sick stray cat. The resident picked up the cat in a cloth and brought it to a local animal hospital. The cat was exhibiting symptoms of rabies, was euthanized and... Read more →

Help for 800,000 Veterans Still Lacking

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square The Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania has the better part of a million veterans living within the commonwealth, but support for them can be lacking. “I don’t like that veterans have to take care of veterans,” Rep. Joe Webster, D-Collegeville, said, noting a lack of centralized support. “Our nation should be taking care of these veterans. It... Read more →

Some Tips on Choosing Minimum Deposit Casinos

When it comes to selecting a low minimum deposit casino, players need to consider a few key factors. With so many online casinos available today, it can be difficult to know which ones are the best for low deposits. In this article, we'll provide you with some tips on how to choose the right low minimum deposit casino for your gaming needs. What is a Minimum Deposit Casino? A minimum deposit casino is an online... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Employee Earns BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health’s Kellie Lytle — an administrative assistant for Clinical Education/Professional Development/Life Support Education and Clinical Excellence — was recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. The Westampton, NJ, resident was nominated for displaying a positive attitude, treating others with respect, placing patients and families at the center of all she does, and promoting a positive patient experience. "Kellie is proactive and extremely attentive to the smallest details," wrote... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Camden City and Camden County Have Lowest Unemployment Rates in History

(Camden CITY, NJ) – The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) released data highlighting how Camden County and Camden City’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest levels in September. According to the state LWD report from Nov. 2, Camden City’s unemployment rate fell to 5.5%, while the county’s fell to 3% in September of 2022. In July of 2020, during the height of the pandemic, the unemployment rate was 22% for the city... Read more →

Lower Township PD Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers

Lower Township — Law enforcement officials from Lower Township, will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end-of-year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 2, 2022, and continuing through January 1, 2023, local, county, and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”... Read more →

Maryland Dogfighting Ring Busted

We kill fighting dogs that quit." ~Laron Mecco “Frog” West ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, a Forestville, Maryland, man pleaded guilty to conspiring to engage in dog fighting. According to court documents, from at least May 2015 through August 2020, Laron Mecco “Frog” West, 46, and other conspirators from Virginia, D.C., and Maryland, used a messaging app private group, which they generally referred to as "The DMV Board" or "The Board," as a place where they... Read more →