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March 2023

Judge Says NJ Failed in Funding School Construction

FAILED TO PROVIDE NEEDED ASSURANCE OF CONTINUED FUNDING FOR THE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM CNBNews graphic file The report also finds projected cost estimates inadequate Yesterday, retired Judge Thomas Miller issued an 87-page report to the New Jersey Supreme Court concluding that the State has failed to provide the necessary assurances that it will continue to “seek and secure” funding for the Court-mandated school construction program. The report is the most recent development in a motion... Read more →

Officials Say: Gloucester City Rodeway Inn Scene of Double Homicide

According to authorities the double homicide occurred at 1200 Crescent Blvd., Rodeway Inn, Gloucester City, NJ. (image courtesy of Google Streetview) Gloucester City, NJ (March 31, 2023)(CNBNews)--Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and a woman on Monday evening in Gloucester City, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell. On Monday, March 27, 2023, at approximately 6:31 p.m., the Gloucester City Police Department and the Gloucester... Read more →

Gwen Stefani’s GXVE Beauty Donates 1K Lipsticks to Find Your Fabulosity

Gwen Stefani and GXVE Beauty recently made a generous donation of 1,000 GXVE Beauty lipsticks to Find Your Fabulosity, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has, to date, donated more than 90,000 lipsticks to victims of domestic violence. “We are so inspired by this mission,” states the GXVE Beauty Team. Find Your Fabulosity’s mission is to bring beauty, confidence and a renewed sense of identity to victims of domestic violence through the magic of lipstick. According... Read more →

BUSINESS NEWS: SEPTA Releases its First Transformation Office Annual Progress Report

Efficiency & Accountability Program Recognized $38.3 Million in Benefits in First Year PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2023) – SEPTA today released its first Transformation Office Annual Progress Report. The report details the progress made in the first year of the Efficiency & Accountability (E&A) Program, a systematic approach to identifying and implementing process efficiencies and cultural improvements. The E&A Program, which began in 2020, is a grassroots framework to brainstorm, evaluate, prioritize, and implement employee-driven efficiency... Read more →

Philly Restaurants Hosts Special Easter Dinners April 8-9

Restaurants will host special brunches, Easter dinners, special menu items, festive cocktails, Easter Bunny events, egg hunts, and more this coming Easter weekend April 8-9. source Please find a full list below including: * Gran Caffe L'Aquila - Special Italian Easter in Cilento available all Easter Week! * Harry’s Bar & Grille - Easter Specials, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny Photos * Brewerytown Food Hall - Easter Brunch, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny Photos... Read more →

“Mom Lived for Music”:

Musician Tanya Trotter of “The War and Treaty” Shares Her Dementia Story Husband and wife Tanya Trotter and Michael Trotter Jr. are the musical duo “The War and Treaty.” Here, Tanya shares memories of her mother, who she lost to dementia in 2015, and talks about the power of music on their journey together. When I was growing up, music was always playing or being performed in our house. My mom was Panamanian and we... Read more →

Threesome Charged with Kidnapping 18-Year Old Woman, Stabbing Her Multiple Times

NEWARK, N.J. – Three individuals from Brooklyn, New York, were charged today in connection with a kidnapping for ransom that left a teenager with stab wounds after a dispute over a drug transaction, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Dennis Reyes Mora, 37, Alexander Cruz, 26, and Cindy Aleman Fernandez, 27, all of Brownsville, Brooklyn, are each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy... Read more →

Dr. Brian Sokalsky, 44, of Margate, Guilty of Health Care Fraud

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, doctor today admitted his role in defrauding New Jersey state and local health benefits programs and other insurers by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, Attorney for the United States Vikas Khanna announced. CNBNews graphic file Brian Sokalsky, 44, of Margate, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiring to commit... Read more →

CNB Delaware News: Take A Kid Fishing!

DNREC’s ‘’ Spring Events Announced Registration is Now Open for Series That Continues Through Late July Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and delight in having the opportunity to catch a fish? The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controlinvites budding anglers ages 6 through 15 to come out with a parent, grandparent, or guardian and learn how to fish through the “Take A Kid Fishing!”... Read more →


THEATRE WITH LOTS OF LAUGHS FROM THE REGION'S BEST COMEDY TROOPS AND THEATRES * The biggest theatre event of the year returns to stages across the Philadelphia region and finishes April 2, 2023 * Philadelphia, PA - As the curtain comes down on Theatre Philadelphia’s 6th Annual Philly Theatre Week, audiences can check out some hilarious shows. In the final days of performances, there are plenty of ways for theatre goers to laugh the night... Read more →

Sports Betting Surpasses $100 Billion in the US

More than 10% of the US population is now an online sports bettor March 29, 2023 (New York, NY) – The sports betting industry continues to grow by double digits in the US and will pass several milestones this year, according to the latest forecast from Insider Intelligence. The total sports betting handle* (the total amount of money wagered in legal sports bets via retail sportsbook, online sportsbook, or lottery parlay card) will grow 45.0%... Read more →

Ocean Casino Resort 5th Birthday Celebration

WITH OVER $5 MILLION IN GIVEAWAYS AND PROMOTIONS $15M room refresh kicks off 5-year birthday festivities including Summer-Long Pop-Up Birthday Bar, Fireworks, Drone Show, Award-Winning Entertainment, and more ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 30, 2023) (CNBNews)– Ocean Casino Resort will be partying all summer long as it celebrates its 5th Birthday with over $5 million in giveaways and promotions. The celebration begins Memorial Day Weekend and runs through Labor Day, 2023. “As we commemorate Ocean’s 5th... Read more →

Article III Project Comments on Trump's Alleged Indictment

WASHINGTON — (March 30, 2023)(CNBNews)-Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Article III Project, issued the following statement after reports surfaced of a Manhattan grand jury voting to indict former President Donald Trump: “The Democrats’ political witch hunt against former President Trump never ends. Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has been hell-bent for months on indicting Trump for non-felonies, in an obvious attempt to influence the 2024 presidential election. Bragg is now indicting Trump on... Read more →

Babu Natarajan, 40, of Medford Township Charged with Murdering his Wife

MEDFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 302023)(CNBNews)--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Medford Township Police Chief Arthur E. Waterman announced that a Medford Township man has been charged with killing his wife in their Regent Court home last week. Babu Natarajan, 40, was charged with Murder (First Degree). He was taken into custody yesterday at his residence and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The case... Read more →

Good News for Maryland Anglers; Water Temperatures to Rise

Maryland Fishing Report – March 29 Jason and Greyon Punsalan had a great morning trout fishing with their dad on opening day, March 25. Photo by Rodney Punsalan The 2023 Maryland trout season had its normal start last weekend, with plenty of trout to go around for everyone. The weather was wet and chilly, but fun was had by all. Hickory and American shad are arriving at traditional locations to the joy of catch-and-release anglers.... Read more →

Fighting Bed Bugs - Why Heat Treatment Works Better Than Traps

Bed bugs are a menace because they are parasitic insects that feed on human blood. You can usually find them in furniture, beds, and other regions where people rest or sleep. Bed bugs are hard to detect, reproduce rapidly, and resistant to many insecticides. They can be the root cause of significant discomfort, including itchy and painful bites, sleep disturbances, and psychological distress. Bed bugs can also be challenging to eliminate once they infest a... Read more →

Msgr. Harry Jordan, Former Pastor of St. Mary Parish, and School Principal Dies

The Catholic Star Herald Staff Reports - Msgr. Harry J. Jordan, a retired pastor and dedicated principal in Catholic schools across the Diocese, died on March 25 at age 90. Born Nov. 25, 1932, in Philadelphia, Msgr. Jordan attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.; Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.; and Christ the King Seminary, N.Y., before being ordained a priest May 27, 1961, by Bishop Celestine J. Damiano. In addition to his many assignments as parochial... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor and Council Very Busy

by Councilman Derek Timm GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30, 2023)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council were very busy in 2022, and 2023 is shaping up to be another good year with even bigger and better things on the horizon. It is also the 400th Anniversary of the first European contact with the Lenni Lenape and the first European settlement on the Delaware River in 2023. A few events are planned throughout the year. Be sure to... Read more →

Game-Changing Tech Used for Evaluating User Experience in Online Casinos: Top Three Tech Trends

Industries are always looking to draw and retain more consumers, usually by analyzing and improving user experience. Manufacturing companies, for example, conduct customer surveys to find out how their products are being perceived by their customers and make necessary improvements. The online casino industry is no different. In recent years, the market has turned to technology to evaluate user experience on online casino sites and increase consumer engagement and loyalty. Here is a look at... Read more →

Mother Claimed Son Was In Pennsauken; Prosecutor Charged Her with Perjury

LYCOMING COUNTY, PA (March 28, 2023)(CNBNews)-- On January 26, 2023, LAKEISHA WHITE, age 46, testified under oath at the Lycoming County Courthouse in her son's placement hearing. Agents from the Criminal Investigative Division had previously testified that her son, Keyon White had been in Williamsport on September 12, 2022, and was involved in a shooting on Lila Lane. WHITE testified that her son was not in Williamsport and was enrolled in school in Pennsauken, NJ... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Nashville Shooting Likely a Hate Crime

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Nashville mass shooter: The Nashville mass shooting, which resulted in the killing of three children and three adults, needs to be investigated as a hate crime against Christians. Police Chief John Drake told NBC News that “There’s some belief that there was some resentment for having to go to that school.” The shooter, Audrey Hale, is a female who misidentified herself as a male. Her resentment against... Read more →

Congressman Norcross's E-Newsletter: Regarding The Recent Chemical Spill

In case you missed it, there was a latex chemical spill near Bristol, Pennsylvania, last Friday that prompted local and state officials to begin monitoring water quality in the Delaware River and the drinking water in South Jersey. New Jersey American Water then issued a precautionary and voluntary conservation notice to help with the testing of water samples and ensure the safety of families in Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington Counties. The tests have shown the... Read more →

New Jersey Attorney General Office Assumes Control of Paterson City Police Department

By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor Mar 28, 2023 (The Center Square) — New Jersey’s Attorney General has taken over a police department in the state’s third-largest city amid allegations of police brutality and other problems. Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced on Monday the Patterson Police Department is now under the control of his office, which will take over control of all police functions, including internal affairs investigations, effective immediately. image courtesy of... Read more →

Murphy Administration announces $27.8M Rail Freight Assistance Program Grants

Six projects will improve safety and economic activity (Trenton) – The Murphy Administration today announced the awarding of six FY23 Rail Freight Assistance Program grants totaling more than $27.8 million. The grants help support economic activity by preserving and improving the existing freight transportation system and by making freight rail service more widely available for businesses throughout the state. Rail freight improvements support the state’s clean energy, congestion mitigation, and sustainable development goals. “The Murphy... Read more →

Roadwork to close road in Haddon Heights

(Lindenwold, NJ) – PSE&G will replace gas services on Prospect Ridge Boulevard on Thursday, March 30 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. A partial road closure will be westbound between Bellmawr Avenue and Lake Street. “We encourage residents to seek alternate routes and give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations to avoid delays,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Also, remember that when you’re traveling through a... Read more →

Camden County Issues Code Blue for Tonight

(Gloucester Township, NJ)(March 29, 2023)(CNBNews) – Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that the region will be under a Code Blue Advisory Wednesday evening into the morning of Thursday, March 30. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning March 29 to the morning of March 30. Temperatures during the code blue will... Read more →

Commissioner Johnathan Young Releases Statement Regarding Chemical Spill

The statement below is by Camden County Commissioner Jonathan Young regarding the chemical spill in Bucks County on Friday night. “The Camden County Department of Public Safety and the Office of Emergency Management have been closely following the chemical spill in southeastern Pennsylvania since Friday night. We have been talking on a regular basis with the state Department of Environmental Protection, state Office of Emergency Management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard... Read more →

Gloucester City's Annul Flushing of Hydrants

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 29, 2023)--Donna Domico, Gloucester City CNBNews graphic files Superintendent of Utilities, announced today that the annual Fire Hydrant/Main Flusing will begin in Gloucester City starting the week of April 10 to April 21 from 11 PM to 7 AM. Her full statement is below. Read more →

Richard Emery "Rock" Stefan, of Mount Ephraim; World Cup Ball Hockey Coach

Richard Emery "Rock" Stefan, 65, of Mount Ephraim, NJ passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Jefferson Hospital, Abington, PA. Born in Camden, NJ in 1957, to the late, Rudolf and Elizabeth (Calloway) Stefan. Richard was a lifelong resident of Mt. Ephraim. In his early years, he had a career with Burger King. Later, he was a settlement processor for Weichert Title for over 20 years and also worked in the title insurance field... Read more →



CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (March 24, 2023) – The mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey, today admitted that he aided and assisted in the preparation and presentation of false and fraudulent tax returns, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Peter J. Byron of Wildwood, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court to an information charging him with two counts of willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation... Read more →

Virtua Orthopedics & Spine Doctor Helps MMA Fighter to Fight Again

Ryan Cafaro, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and coach, 33, from Pennsauken, NJ, is considered a top prospect in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. When Ryan tore his ACL in March 2022, he knew he needed to find the best way to treat the injury, get his fighting career back on track, and achieve his goal for himself—to fight again within a year of his injury. Ryan’s first fight is scheduled for March 31,... Read more →

Rowan's Erin Renshaw and Elaina Corson Receive NJAC Awards

PITMAN, NJ – Rowan’s Erin Renshaw (Washington Twp., NJ/Washington Twp.) was named the NJAC Offensive Player of the Week and Elaina Corson (Hainesport, NJ/Rancocas Valley Regional) was named the NJAC Rookie of the Week in the conference’s women’s lacrosse awards that were announced today. Renshaw totaled nine goals and one assist in two wins last week, extending Rowan's winning streak to four. The senior had four goals in the 16-11 victory at Scranton, with three... Read more →

Former Buffalo NY Teacher Sentenced to 168 Months for Pos. of Child Porn

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 23, 2023)--— U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Peter Hingston, 63, of Amherst, NY, who was convicted of two counts of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 168 months in prison and 15 years supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. image Facebook Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who handled the case, stated that on June 17, 2019, Buffalo Police Officers were called to City... Read more →

Patricia Ann Underwood, of Gloucester City; Doctor Assistant, GCHS Alum

Patricia Ann Underwood (née Riley) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 26, 2023. She was born on January 27, 1953, in Camden, NJ to the late James Joseph Riley and Veronica Jane CNBNews graphic file (Borzner) Riley. Patricia was a 1971 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. She was well-known in the medical community as a long-time assistant to Dr. Robert Brown and Dr. Carl Vitola.... Read more →

COLD CASE FILE: Have You Seen Sabrina Mae Kahler

The Erie Police Department continues investigating the disappearance of 20-year-old Sabrina Mae Kahler. Kahler was last seen with David Sherman Heck at a swimming hole at Eagley Park in western Erie County, Pennsylvania on 6/24/2002. While Kahler and Heck were swimming, there was apparently a confrontation with Heck's ex-girlfriend. Heck and Kahler went to the Tasty Twist ice cream stand and he called the police. Heck claims he gave Kahler money and dropped her off... Read more →

Check Out the JRNY Digital Fitness Platform

The immersive JRNY digital fitness platform features hundreds of workouts, including strength, cardio, HIIT, yoga, stretching, and Pilates. It is available on Bowflex cardio equipment with voice-coached custom workouts, trainer-led workouts, and access to your own entertainment subscriptions such as Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+. (NAPSI)—They say old habits die hard, but for many people the last two years have proven otherwise. The COVID-19 pandemic fueled a seismic shift in the way people view physical... Read more →

Profs Lacrosse Extends Winning Streak to Four; Record Now 6-2

GLASSBORO, NJ – Jamie Cutrera tied her career-high with four goals, and Julianna Corson and Erin Renshaw added four apiece as Rowan defeated Stevenson, 17-7, in women's lacrosse action. The victory extends the Profs' winning streak to four as they improve to 6-2 on the year. Cutrera and Corson each handed out an assist while Elaina Corson scored three and Molly Green and Michaela Donnelly had three apiece. Mel Rodgers made her first start of... Read more →

Schooley and Harcourt Power Rowan over Swathmore; Eighth Straight Win

GLASSBORO, NJ – Anthony Schooley drove in a career-high five runs and Karson Harcourt had three RBI as #10 Rowan (13-3) won its eighth straight, defeating visiting Swarthmore, 15-2, in non-league baseball action. Righthander Matt Choi earned the win in six innings of work. Schooley was 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly to post five RBI, with Harcourt going 2-for-4 at the plate. Ryan Murphy and Pat Defeciani crossed the plate... Read more →

The Joy of Baking: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Home Cooks

Whether you're a seasoned baker or just starting out, baking can be a rewarding and fun experience. This article will go over some tips, tricks, and ideas for making your baking experience even more enjoyable. Explore New Recipes and Techniques Baking is a never-ending adventure, with new recipes and techniques to try. Don't be afraid to experiment with new ingredients or to try out new techniques like piping, decorating, or using stencils. You can check... Read more →

U.S. Army Veteran Lawrence Spellman Honored

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP, NJ --The Camden County Board of Commissioners gathered in Voorhees Township for a recent Town Hall Meeting and honored U.S. Army Veteran Lawrence Spellman. Spellman, a police officer for Voorhees Township, served in the Army from 2009 to 2012, after which he was honorably discharged. During his service, Spellman was deployed to Iraq where he was involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. During his time in the Army, Spellman received... Read more →

How To Gamble The Smart Way

Gambling has long been a source of entertainment for people around the world. From the ancient Chinese game of mahjong to modern-day casino gambling, people have been enjoying the thrill of risking their money in the hopes of winning big. It's no surprise that casino gambling is especially popular, as it provides an exciting atmosphere full of fun, excitement, and the potential for huge payouts. Casino gambling has become increasingly accessible in recent years with... Read more →

Betting Tips To Start Off Right

Sports betting has been a popular pastime for centuries. People have been wagering on the outcome of sporting events since ancient times, and it continues to be one of the most popular forms of gambling today. Betting on sports offers the chance to win big money and the excitement of watching the game with the anticipation of a potential payout. People have been betting on sports for many reasons. Whether it be for entertainment, to... Read more →


photo provided SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR 100 YEARS--Members of the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons, left to right: Kirk Popiolek, Charles Sauter, David Spector, John Wilson, Cynthia Jankech, Ron Ruban, Diane Schreyer, Milton Smith, Terry Shannon, Pat Wilson (front), Harvey Lermack (back), Pamela Stalcup, Diane Smith, Dan Boris (back), Janet Boris (front), Robert Fonash, Dawn Mutchler. ++++++ HADDONFIELD: Celebrating 100 years of community service, the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons was feted by Kiwanis Clubs... Read more →

ICYMI: Academics backing Google in Supreme Court case benefited from tech giant

Gabe Kaminsky | Washington Examiner Records show that some of the leading academic voices backing Google as part of a landmark Supreme Court case have personally benefited from the tech giant's influence over the years. Nineteen internet law scholars signed on to a January amicus brief in Gonzalez v. Google, arguing to uphold Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal statute at the heart of the case shielding companies like Google from liability... Read more →

Chef Jose Garces welcomes Kaitlin Wines and Ryan Elmore of Mom-Mom’s Kitchen

Philadelphia, PA - Chef Jose Garces welcomes Kaitlin Wines and Ryan Elmore of Mom-Mom’s Kitchen as the next Chefs in Residency at Volvér at the Kimmel Center (300 S. Broad Street). This award-winning program supports the collective vision of the Kimmel Cultural Campus and Garces to foster an inclusive, innovative cultural future for Philadelphia by supporting emerging minority chefs. The residency for Wines and Elmore runs March 22 to April 23, 2023, with exclusive dishes... Read more →

The Philadelphia Show Premieres April 27

Image courtesy of EventQuip. Thursday, April 27, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Enjoy a first look at the antiques and fine art which span the seventeenth century to the present. Join us for a memorable evening of drinks and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the Philadelphia Show, the distinguished dealers, and the unique and distinctive objects available for sale. Ticket Prices Includes a ticket to the preview party, valet parking, access for the full run of... Read more →

Camden County Concerts and Events

The RUSH Tribute Project Next Week Presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners, in association with BRE and the Borough of Collingswood, the Scottish Rite Auditorium welcomes The RUSH Tribute Project on Friday, March 31st. Doors open at 7 PM, showtime is at 8 PM. Combining skilled musicianship with exciting performances, The RUSH Tribute Project (known as RTP to its dedicated fanbase) delivers the magic of Rush’s famous live concerts. Covering all 40 plus... Read more →

NJ American Water Continues to Ask Customers to Conserve in Three Counties

New Jersey American Water’s Delaware River Plant Still Not Impacted by Chemical Spill CAMDEN, N.J. – MARCH 27, 2023 – New Jersey American Water continues to reassure its customers that treated water from its Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant is not impacted by the chemical spill that occurred early Saturday morning from a manufacturing plant into a tributary of the river in Bristol, Pa. CONSUMER ALERT New Jersey American Water monitors the source water... Read more →

Are There Neglected Historic Places In Your Community?

Nominations for the 10 Most Programs are due soon! Do you know of a historic place threatened in your community due to neglect and deferred maintenance, threats incurred by redevelopment and new construction, or difficulties raising adequate preservation funding? The 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey program highlights irreplaceable historical, architectural, cultural, and archaeological resources in the state that are in imminent danger of being lost. Submit a nomination The deadline to submit... Read more →