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January 2023

Philadelphia Police Capture Suspect with a Gun; Investigation into Shooting of Teen Continues


The story of Black Quartermasters in WWII

By Joe Reagan, Director of Military and Veterans Outreach at Wreaths Across America At the entrance to the U.S. Army Infantry Museum, located in Ft. Moore, GA, (formerly Ft. Benning), visitors begin their journey by walking up a 100-yard ramp that shows the history of the U.S. Army Infantry. It is a symbolic representation of what is ingrained in every infantry soldier – you can have all the tanks, artillery, planes, trucks, and anything else in the world, but in battle the last 100 yards requires a soldier with a gun – the last 100 yards will always belong to... Read more →

Peg Hughes, Longtime Manager of the Gloucester City Ben Franklin 5 and 10

Marjorie “Peg” B. Hughes of Mickleton, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2023 at the age 89. Peg was born in Gloucester City, NJ, and resided there for 87 years. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah (Harvey) Hughes. Peg is survived by her loving nephew, Charles West (Jackie), and her cherished great-nephew, Charles West III. She was also predeceased by her brother, Kay Hughes in 2009 and her sister, Mable Hughes, in 1989. Peg retired as a store manager with Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store in Gloucester City, NJ, where she worked for nearly... Read more →


Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) (January 31, 2023)--— New Jersey has the nation’s highest top statutory corporate tax rate, according to a new Tax Foundation report. CNBNews graphic file The Garden State is one of 44 that charges corporate income taxes, which the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit says accounted for 7.07% of state tax collection and 4.04% of state general revenue in fiscal year 2021. New Jersey's 11.5% top marginal corporate tax rate is the highest in the nation for the upcoming tax year, followed by Minnesota, at 9.8% and Illinois at 9.50%, according to the... Read more →

Egg Smugglers Are The Newest Problem for Border Cops

FILE - This March 14, 2012 file photo shows traffic crossing from Mexico into the United States at a border station in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. AP Photo/Jeri Clausing, file (The Center Square)- The United States Customs and Border Protection is asking Americans to stop trying to smuggle in raw eggs from Mexico. As avian flu is causing the price of eggs and poultry to rise, along with the current inflation rate, people are purchasing the products in Mexico instead of shelling out the extra cash at the grocery store. “There has been a large increase in the volume of... Read more →

Rabid Cat Captured in Haddon Township

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that a rabid cat caught by a Haddon Township resident has tested positive for rabies. RABID CAT ALERT (CNBNews graphic files) The resident called animal control who picked up the cat and brought it to a local shelter. On Jan. 25, the cat started exhibiting rabies symptoms and was euthanized. The animal shelter arranged for rabies testing at the state Public Health & Environmental Laboratories in Trenton (PHEL). The cat scratched five employees from the animal shelter. Scratches... Read more →


Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day and Snow Goose Conservation Order to Open; Other Seasons Continue Small game and furbearer hunting and trapping opportunities continue into February in addition to the Snow Goose Conservation Order opening that begins Wednesday, Feb. 1 and the second special youth waterfowl hunting day on Saturday, Feb. 4, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The Snow Goose Conservation Order will be closed Saturday, Feb. 4 for the youth waterfowl hunting day and for a one-day reopening of the regular snow goose season. The Snow Goose Conservation Order reopens Monday, Feb. 6 and... Read more →

NJ Homeowners, The ANCHOR Program and YOUR MONEY

Get Up to $1,500 Through the NJ ANCHOR Program You may be eligible to receive up to $1,500 in property tax relief. Read below to find out if you qualify and learn how to apply. The deadline to apply is February 28th, 2023. Homeowners with income of $250,000 or less are eligible. To apply: Apply online Complete a paper application and mail it along with any necessary supporting documents Apply over the phone by calling 1-877-658-2972 Homeowners need an ANCHOR ID and PIN to apply online or by phone. If you did not receive a mailer or email with an... Read more →

1,300 Plus Climate Organizations Demand Independent Investigation into Cop Shooting of Protestor

(Atlanta, GA) Today, over 1,300 Climate Justice and racial justice groups from across the U.S. joined Atlanta residents. Community organizations call for the immediate resignation of Mayor Andre Dickens in light of the police murder of a protestor, Manuel "Tortuguita" Paez Terán, by a joint task force, including the Atlanta Police Department, in Entrenchment Creek Park on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023. Those included People Vs. Fossil Fuels a coalition of over 1,200 climate justice groups fighting to protect the land and water in frontline CNB graphic files communities across the U.S, the Abolitionist Teaching Network, First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gcity and Beyond...BARNARD AVE WORK DISGRACEFUL

By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Barnard Avenue top and bottom photos. CNBNews photo credit (January 30, 2023) DOES ANYONE KNOW? Why has it taken over six months to repave Barnard Avenue in Gloucester City? It can't be weather related since this winter has been mild. There have been weeks when no construction work was done on the street. According to Barnard THE GRAND OPENING of the City of Gloucester City Water Works was held on September 21, 2010. Attending the ceremony were former council members who were instrumental in the planning of the project, along with present council... Read more →

AMERICAN LEGION: General Says US Headed for War with China

1. China could be at war with the United States two years from now, a top Air Force general predicted in a bombastic and unusual memo to troops under his command, asserting a significantly shorter timeline before potential conflict than any other senior U.S. defense official to date. Gen. Michael A. Minihan, who as head of Air Mobility Command oversees the service’s fleet of transport and refueling aircraft, warned personnel to speed their preparations for a potential conflict, citing Chinese President Xi Jinping’s aspirations and the possibility that Americans will not be paying attention until it is too late. 2.... Read more →

Delaware Looking to Legalize Marijuana

By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) — Delaware lawmakers are making another push to legalize recreational cannabis, but the effort faces an uncertain path amid opposition from Gov. John Carney. A pair of bills filed in the state Assembly would, if approved, legalize recreational pot for adults over 21, and set up a system of regulation and taxation for the drug that would allow retail sales. It's similar to proposals filed in previous legislative sessions, all of which have failed to win CNBNews graphic file approval. The bill's main sponsor, Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Dover, said... Read more →

Marlene H. Badiali Price (Savidge), age 85, Audubon HS Alum

Marlene H. Badiali Price (Savidge), age 85, died on January 24, 2023. Born and raised in Audubon, Marlene graduated from Audubon High School in 1955. She and her husband John lived in Oak Valley over 20 years. In 1979, they moved to South Carolina and Marlene moved back to West Deptford in 2015. Marlene treated everyone as her friend. She made friends easily and loved spending time with them. She was predeceased by her husband John T. Badiali. Survived by her children Donna (Tom) Bucher, John (Linda) Badiali, grandchildren Jacqueline, David, Rachel, Jonathan, Ariana, great grandchildren Grace and Isaiah, brother... Read more →

GCHS Students and Parishioners from Around South Jersey Attend DC March for Life

By Peter G. Sánchez, Staff Writer The Catholic Star Herald January 20, 2023 Marching along Constitution Avenue, Sofia Yucis couldn’t help but feel overwhelming joy. “It was amazing to see people come together from all over [the nation],” said Yucis, a junior from Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City, who took part Jan. 20 in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. “There’s still a sense of hope in this world.” Yucis and her fellow Gloucester Catholic students made the trip to Washington with other faithful from the church communities of Mary, Mother of Mercy, Glassboro; Mater Ecclesiae Mission, Berlin;... Read more →


BY Dale Mezzacappa, senior writer for Chalkbeat Philadelphia Helen Gym, right, talks with the crowd at a Philadelphia Federation of Teachers event on Jan. 23. The teachers union, the city’s largest union, endorsed Gym for mayor at the event. Dale Mezzacappa/Chalkbeat The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers endorsed Helen Gym for mayor on Monday, with union President Jerry Jordan calling her an “indefatigable, indomitable, unrelenting powerhouse of boundless energy and unparalleled determination” on behalf of the city’s schools. The endorsement, attended by a few dozen teachers and union members outside the Heston Elementary School in West Philadelphia, came as no surprise.... Read more →

Gloucester City Board of Education Names Jennifer Daubert Principal of the Cold Springs School

Above, Mrs. Jennifer Daubert and Gloucester City School Superintendent Sean Gorman GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 30, 2023)--At their December meeting, the Gloucester City Board of Education named Mrs. Jennifer Daubert, the Cold Springs School's principal. Mrs. Daubert has worked in the City school district for the past two years as an Instructional Supervisor at Cold Springs School. Throughout her nearly 20 years working professionally in the field of education, she has been a teacher, literacy coach, and Instructional Supervisor. She has degrees in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Kindergarten through 5th grade Reading & Mathematics, and School Leadership. She was... Read more →

After Nine Year Investigation Federal Baiting and Poaching Charges Against Bowmars Dropped

Social media stars, record-setting bowhunters, and couple-preneurs, Josh and Sarah Bowmar out of Ankney, Iowa who’s been in the limelight recently as part of a federal investigation related to hunts they conducted with a Nebraska outfitter, announce that all hunting violations against them have been dismissed after a nine-year battle to clear their name. Josh and Sarah Bowmar Josh states, “Since the investigation began in 2014, nine years ago, we have been under constant surveillance and scrutiny, and despite that, we have not had one single baiting or poaching charge brought against us other than the Nebraska case, and even... Read more →


Lindenwold, NJ-Join us on February 22, 2023, in partnership with Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Maryville, and the Lindenwold Police Department at the Woodland Village Apartments in Lindenwold, N.J., for the OPERATION HELPING HAND COMMUNITY IMPACT SERIES! Operation Helping Hand Community Impact Series events are designed to address an individual’s personalized needs and further demonstrates a commitment to assisting Camden County residents who are struggling with substance use disorder or in need of guidance in obtaining social services. At each Operation Helping Hand Community Impact Series event, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley and Maryville will offer the following assistance: *Assistance... Read more →

Attention Brooklawn Residents! Dangerous Chemical Found in Borough's Drinking Water

Brooklawn Water Works Department 305 Town Center. (image courtesy of Google Street Maps) BROOKLAWN NJ (January 29, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)Brooklawn residents received the following notice about a serious problem with their drinking water on January 24. According to the alert, the Brooklawn drinking water has levels of Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) that are above a drinking water standard. People who drink water containing PFNA over the MCL over time could experience problems with their liver, kidney; immune system; or, in males, reproductive system. For females, drinking water containing PFNA over the MCL over time may cause developmental delays in a fetus and/or an... Read more →

Letter from Lower Township Police Chief Lewis

Lower Township Police Department's Introduction to 2022 Report: The Lower Township Police Department has released its 2022 Annual Report (enclosed/attached). This report is attached or can be accessed on the Lower Township Police website, via the link below: The contents of this report contains statistics on police related activity to include: arrest data, total calls for service, productivity, and criminal activity in the year 2022. It provides the specific duties and responsibilities of our employees throughout the agency. The annual report also highlights the details of community-based initiatives and events that take place throughout the year. Lower Township Police Chief... Read more →

AG Investigation Reveals 12 Pennsylvania School Districts Hid $400 Million to Pass Tax Increases

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square By Montgomery County Planning Commission The Center Square (The Center Square) – A dozen school districts in Pennsylvania exploited a legal loophole to raise millions of dollars in new taxes on the public without putting it to a referendum. In the process, they’ve hidden hundreds of millions of dollars in reserve funds that could cover school costs without raising taxes. The state auditor has warned that there are potentially more school districts who have done the same. The announcement, made during a press conference by Auditor General Timothy DeFoor, was based on an... Read more →

Mt. Laurel Heart Attack Victim Praises Bystanders and First Responders for Saving His Life

(MARLTON, N.J., January 25, 2023) When Kenneth Hogan ushered in the New Year, the Mount Laurel man thanked several strangers – and a chain of medical professionals – who enabled him to survive a severe heart attack. The 58-year-old was having breakfast with his wife and adult daughter at a Marlton restaurant in late November 2022, when he suddenly collapsed and became unresponsive. Staff and customers at The Kettle & Grille acted quickly, including a married couple who administered chest compressions. According to Ken’s doctors, this immediate action from well-meaning and well-trained bystanders likely saved his life. Within a few... Read more →

Kool & The Gang to Headline Jefferson Health – New Jersey 2023 Fundraising Gala

at Atlantic City’s Borgata on February 25, 2023 Tickets are Available Now Voorhees, NJ, January 17, 2023 – Community members are invited to wear their dancing shoes for a good cause! Tickets are now available for the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey 2023 Gala, featuring Grammy Award-winning Kool & The Gang, on Saturday, February 25, at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will benefit various Jefferson programs in New Jersey. Black tie optional. Seating will be confirmed on a first-paid, first-served basis. Must be 21 to attend. The event kicks off at 6... Read more →

Katherine Clements, age 61, of Medford Pleads Guilty to Decades-Old Sex Assault

MEDFORD, NJ (January 27, 2023)--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 61-year-old Medford Township woman pled guilty in Superior Court to sexually assaulting a young boy over several years beginning in the early 1980s. On January 20 in Mount Holly, Katherine Clements entered the guilty plea to Sexual Assault (Second Degree), which carries an incarceration period of up to 10 years. The Hon. Mark P. Tarantino, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for May 5. Under the plea agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, the judge will determine the length of her prison term. The investigation began in 2018 after the victim... Read more →

Kate Herlihy Scores 14 to Lead Rowan Over Ramapo

MAHWAH, NJ – Kate Herlihy scored a career-high 14 points to lead the Rowan women’s basketball team to a 54-41 win at Ramapo in NJAC action to give the Profs their fifth straight victory. Rowan is now 13-7 and 9-4 in the conference. Herlihy made 6-of-14 from the field and hit two three-pointers while Dakota Adams was the only other Prof in double figures with 10 points. Reagan Russo shot 6-for-8 from the foul line and Nicole Mallard made 3-of-5 field goal attempts to help the Profs. Rowan used two big runs in the second and third quarters to earn... Read more →

Can Anyone Stop Rowan Mens Basketball ?

MAHWAH, NJ – Rowan led from the opening tip and by double-digits for most of the game as it picked up a 97-66 win over Ramapo in NJAC men’s basketball action. Marcellus Ross and Ja’Zere Ross had 17 points apiece to lead the Profs to their ninth straight win, improving to 17-3 and a perfect 13-0 in conference play. Ross connected on four three-pointers and Noel shot 7-for-15 from the field to top the Profs. Andrew Seager grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds to go along with 11 points with Hafeez Melvin adding 13 points and Damian Smith scoring 10. With... Read more →


STARTING WITH WIZARD OF OZ, 90S RETRO PARTY AND TOGA BRUNCH * New winter events also include new Wine and Whiskey on Wednesdays, Bubbles and Oysters on Fridays and Sunday Funday on Sundays PositanoCoast2022 by Adriano Martino Philadelphia, PA - Lions and tigers and brunch, oh my! Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti invites you to journey to the wonderful land of Oz as they kick off a monthly theme brunch series and new weekly winter happenings. The award-winning Italian and seafood restaurant and bar will launch a new theme brunch each month starting with the Wizard of Oz Brunch on... Read more →

Vital Advantages of Litecoin Casinos 

Crypto casinos have become increasingly popular over the last few years. This incredible popularity is due to several factors, including that cryptocurrency casinos offer superior services compared to their counterpart. These new platforms provide prizes and generally give users more privacy. It should be no surprise that crypto casinos are the most widely used cryptocurrency casino. The most well-known cryptocurrency currently is Bitcoin, which has a market cap of $650 billion (the total value of all other active coins). However, since this isn't the only choice and as competition in the market grows, more individuals are looking for alternatives. An... Read more →

Maple Shade Police/State Police Respond to Woods Edge Apts for Report of Woman with Gun

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (JANUARY 25, 2023)--On this date at 12:10 AM, officers with the Maple Shade Police Department were dispatched to the Woods Edge Apartment Complex (220 South Lenola Road), Dogwood building for a report of a woman brandishing a firearm. Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim, who reported becoming involved in a physical altercation with their neighbor across the hall. After the altercation, the neighbor began hitting the victim’s door with a golf club. The victim reports leaving the apartment, and upon returning with two friends, the neighbor came out of her apartment brandishing a firearm at all three... Read more →

Mae D. Nonnamaker, of Audubon; First Woman of the Audubon PD and Past Ambulance Driver

(nee Dieser) On January 20, 2023, longtime resident of Audubon, NJ. Age 89 years. Beloved daughter of the late George and Florence Dieser (nee Cheatley). Loving mother of Lynda (Doug) McKay, the late Mark Nonnamaker and Grant (Sandra Walker) Nonnamaker. She is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren, Alyssa (Dustin) Skorny, Kyle McKay and Amber Nonnamaker; great grandchildren, Brayden and Finn Skorny and nieces, nephews and friends. Mae was the first woman member of the Audubon Police Department, where she worked as a dispatcher and secretary for the department. She was a former member of the Audubon Ambulance Squad. Mae... Read more →


Unibet to Sponsor Free Rides Home on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line After Eagles- 49ers NFC Championship Game; Extra Pre-Game Service Starts at 11:10 a.m. NRG Station of the Broad Street Line, Wikipedia image PHILADELPHIA (January 26, 2023) – Unibet, a leading platform for online sports betting, bingo, and poker, will help Eagles fans get home safely after the NFC Championship Game by sponsoring free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line. NRG Station services venues at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, including Lincoln Financial Field. Free rides from NRG Station will be available on Sunday, Jan.... Read more →

Hit and Run Driver from Camden City Sentenced for Leaving Pemberton Fatal Accident Scene

PEMBERTON, NJ (January 27, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 27-year-old Camden City man was sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison for leaving the scene of a fatal accident last year after the sport utility vehicle he was driving collided with an oncoming car, killing the other motorist. The sentence was handed down earlier this week in Superior Court in Mount Holly to Christopher Robles. Philip J. Haines, J.S.C. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Robles pled guilty last month to Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree) in exchange for... Read more →

Francis M. Dobrow, "Frank", of Bellmawr

Francis M. Dobrow, "Frank", on January 17, 2023, of Bellmawr. Age 72. Beloved husband of Marie Dobrow (nee Gray) for 48 years. Devoted father of Marie Matz (Paul), Daniel Dobrow, and Michael Dobrow. Loving grandfather of Jesse and Trevor. Dear brother of Richard (Joanne) and Diane (Glen). Also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Frank was a bus driver with NJ Transit for over 30 years. He loved exploring the outdoors and camping. Frank was an easy-going guy who never complained, and loved a good laugh and a big cup of coffee. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery,... Read more →

HELP WANTED: Police Officers Needed in Camden County

Potential Applicants: CNBNews graphic files The Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with Policeapp to provide regionalized testing for possible available police positions in Camden County over the next 12 months. All participating agencies will have access to the test results to improve their application pool for Class I, Class II, Class III, and full-time positions. Due to recent legislation, there is a waiver of exam for Civil Service Departments that opted-in; however, it DOES NOT take the place of a civil service test for civil service jurisdictions, as it pertains to entry-level law enforcement positions if... Read more →

Two Woodbury Police Officers Injured Today During Arrest of Violent Suspect from Camden

WOODBURY, NJ (JANUARY 27, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Today, Friday, at approximately 6:35 A.M., officers from the Woodbury Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Glover Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival, they discovered a male actively assaulting a female inside the residence. CNBNews graphic files Woodbury officers immediately intervened with the male, armed with a knife. Officers attempted to take the male into custody, resulting in the individual violently resisting and injuries being sustained by two Woodbury officers. Woodbury Heights and West Deptford police officers responded and assisted in taking the male successfully into custody. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Respond to Armed Handgun Alert

BLACKWOOD, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On Friday, January 27, 2023, at approximately 1:53 pm, Gloucester Township Police responded to the area of Autumn Ridge Apartments in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey for the report of an argument where it was reported that one subject was believed to be armed with a handgun. While officers were responding to the call, it was reported that the suspect fled on foot. Surrounding schools were then placed in a secure protocol for the safety of the students. Officers contacted a victim who stated one subject was seen with a handgun. Police set up a... Read more →

GCHS's Mike Hoffner, Dec.'s Catholic Star Herald Athlete

Mike Hoffner Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City Ice Hockey Rams Mike Hoffner (Catholic Star Herald photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Already one of the steadiest defensemen in South Jersey, Mike Hoffner has added a scoring touch in his senior season. The Gloucester Catholic rearguard scored four goals and added two assists as the Rams took on the best competition in the area and emerged with a 3-2-1 record during the month of December. Hoffner scored a pair of goals in the season-opening 7-3 victory over Pope John on Dec. 12 and began the season on a three-game goal-scoring streak. THE... Read more →

Joshua Adam Speed Memorial Serivice Feb. 19

On December 27, 2022, at the young age of 37. Of Gloucester City, NJ. Beloved son of Sue Ellen Bryant (Bradley) and Bryan A. Speed (Veronica); beloved fiancée of Tina Micallef; loving brother of Jennifer Alexander, Jessica Ferini; cherished uncle of Cassidy, Rowan, Sam, Jack and Violet. Josh honored his country serving in the US Army for seven years, including two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He was presently working as a city carrier assistant with Camden Carrier Annex in Camden, NJ and previously had his own route with the Fontana Post Office in CA. Josh was an avid video... Read more →

Russell J. Folk, 57, of Gloucester City

On January 21, 2023. Age 57. Of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Gilbert L. and Pearl M. (Mills) Foulke. Russell is survived by his beloved wife, Madia Hodge-Foulke; loving children, Michael Hodge, Jaqueline Hodge, Stephanie Hodge; cherished grandchildren, Giovanni, Isabella, TJ. He was also survived by his brother, Gilbert Foulke; sisters, Sharon Foulke, Linda Foulke and many nieces and nephews. Russell honored his country by serving in the U.S. Navy. He later worked as a maintenance man with Korman Suites Apartments in Clementon, NJ. Memorial services is be announced at a... Read more →

*Gcity's Mayor Community Prayer Breakfast Tickets $15

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 2, 2023)--The Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Gloucester City Ministerium and the Gloucester City 400th Celebration Committee, will be held on Saturday, January 28. The event is being held at Elizabeth's Ballroom, Highland Blvd., and Sylvan Avenue starting at 9 AM. Tickets are $15. Read more →

CNB Student Spotlight: University of Maryland Global Campus

ADELPHI, MD (01/26/2023)-- University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) graduated more than 7,600 students worldwide in fall 2022. Students from all 50 states, five U.S. territories, and 18 countries earned UMGC degrees. More than 2,200 graduates attended "Grad Walk" in Adelphi, Md., an in-person experience designed to place the spotlight directly on graduates and their achievements while helping protect the health and safety of their guests and the university community. Donna Lea Vigil of Medford, NJ, Associate of Arts in General Studies Scott Flowers of Clayton, NJ, Associate of Arts in General Studies Kate Egan of Shamong, NJ, Bachelor of... Read more →

Thomas J. Ferrese, 79, of Haddon Heights

Haddon Heights – On January 22, 2023. Age 79. In the loving and devoted care of his wife and children. Cherished husband of 51 years to Donna A. (nee Barbuto) Ferrese. Loving father of Frank T. Ferrese, Craig R. (Kelley) Ferrese, Robert S. Ferrese and Jessica R. (Timothy) Newkirk. Devoted grandfather of Paige Ferrese, Craig T. Ferrese, Thomas V. Ferrese, Frank S. Ferrese, Robert J. Newkirk and Ava M. Newkirk. Dear brother of Marie (late Fred) Grimaldi, Jeanne (Thomas) Zdanowicz and Kathy (Charles “Budd”) Osborne. Predeceased by his sister Rosemarie and her husband, Frank Percacciante. Beloved brother-in-law of John D.... Read more →

SingStrong A Cappella Festival Returns to Adelphi PAC

GARDEN CITY, NY (01/25/2023) The audience favorite SingStrong A Capella Festival returns to the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) stage for its 18th international a cappella festival on Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5. Five completely different concerts and two days of classes and competitions will showcase nothing but the human voice, performing pop, jazz, rock, musical theater, barbershop, doo-wop, beatbox and beyond. The Pitch Perfect films and Pitch Slapped Lifetime television series provide a glimpse into the real-life a cappella concerts presented at SingStrong. The weekend starts Friday, February 3rd at 7PM with ACA-IDOL where Pro &... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police DSgt. Mario Straccialini retires

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (January 27, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Effective January 1, 2023, DSgt. Mario Straccialini retired from the Gloucester Township Police Department after 24 years of honorable service as a full-time Gloucester Township Police Officer. DSgt. Straccialini served two years as a part-time Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer from 1997 -1999. He was hired as a Gloucester Township Police Officer on January 25, 1999. DSgt. Straccialini served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and Temporary Investigator in the Narcotics Unit from October 23, 2003, until April 15, 2004. He again served as an Investigator in the Special Investigations Unit from June... Read more →

Sierra Club Urges NJ for Effective Non-Lethal Bear Management 

Today the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife held a public hearing on their Comprehensive Bear Management Policy and Amendments (CBBMP). On November 15, 2022, the Governor enacted a new Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (CBBMP) through emergency rulemaking. An approved CBBMP is required for a bear hunt to occur. The New Jersey Sierra Club opposed the emergency rulemaking and bear hunt and urge the Murphy Administration for stronger non-lethal management efforts. Anjuli Ramos-Busot released the following statement: “The New Jersey Sierra Club strongly urges Governor Murphy to keep his commitment to end black bear hunts and instead continues to... Read more →

Wharton State Forest Visitor/Vehicle Use to be Released

NJDEP SET TO RELEASE RESULTS OF DURING FEBRUARY 8 VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING Participants are Encouraged to Pre-Register to Ensure Ample Opportunity to be Heard (23/P6) TRENTON – Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today the Department of Environmental Protection will present the results of its Wharton State Forest Visitor and Vehicle Use Survey and gather public input during the second in a series of virtual public meetings on the development of a plan for public access while protecting natural resources and ensuring public safety in the state forest. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is... Read more →

CC Health Department Confirms Rabid Raccoon in Lawnside

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that a sick raccoon removed from the Borough of Lawnside and has tested positive for rabies. On January 18, a passerby witnessed a sick raccoon in the area. The Animal Control Officer for Lawnside picked up the animal and it was submitted for rabies testing at the state Public Health & Environmental Laboratories in Trenton (PHEL). The DHSS notified the Camden County Health Department this week that the animal was rabid. A “Health Bulletin” was distributed in the... Read more →

Westville Residents Have A New Police Officer on Patrol

WESTVILLE, NJ (June 24, 2023)--The Westville Police department would like to welcome its newest member, Patrolman David Gaines. Ptlm. Gaines was sworn in last night during the borough’s council meeting. We wish him great success in his career here serving and protecting the residents of Westville! Read more →

Cooper University Health Care to hold virtual hiring events

(Camden CITY, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with the Camden County One Stop Career Resource Center will be holding a virtual hiring event on Friday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 1, to recruit for a variety of positions. On Friday, recruitment will be for clinical practice specialists, licensed practical nurses and medical assistants/medical practice assistants. On Wednesday, recruitment will focus on patient service representatives and customer service positions. “Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic health care system in our region,” said Commissioner Jon Young. “This is a wonderful opportunity for those looking for work to... Read more →