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July 2023

How Sports Betting Has Changed over the Years

The sports betting landscape has undergone a massive transformation over the past few decades. What was once an underground activity condemned by the major sports leagues has now become a multi-billion dollar industry embraced by sports franchises and media companies. Here's a look at how the sports betting experience has evolved over the years: Illegal Local Bookies Prior to 2018, legal sports betting only existed in Nevada. Everywhere else, bettors relied on local bookies running illegal operations to place a wager on games. These bookies took bets over the phone or in backrooms of bars and charged vigorish ("vig"), which... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Cooper University Health Care and Inspira Health Join Forces Again

to Create Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience (Camden and Mullica Hill) – Cooper University Health Care and Inspira Health today announced the formation of Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience, another partnership between the two health systems. The formation of this partnership improves local access to a comprehensive range of advanced neuroscience care including surgical and nonsurgical services related to the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system. This new arrangement builds on the proven success of Cooper and Inspira Cardiac Care, preparing to go into its sixth year of partnership. “Cooper and Inspira Neuroscience expands not only the cooperation of two respected... Read more →

Pennsauken Police Issues Warning: Xylazine: What to Know

v Xylazine: What to Know Xylazine is a veterinary tranquilizer not approved for human use which is increasingly prevalent in the illicit opioid supply in New Jersey. The Department of Health is issuing this alert following increasing reports of xylazine-involved conditions throughout the state, including severe wounds, xylazine-involved overdose deaths, and heavy sedation following use. Alert sent on 07/31/2023 at 12:05PM EDT Additional Information Attachment: Download Submit an Anonymous Tip To submit a tip via text message text PENNTWP and your tip to 847411 Alert delivered to the following groups: Pennsauken Twp./ Pd. , Business Alerts, Press Releases, District 1... Read more →

Pennsauken PD Invites Residents to National Night Out

Please join the Pennsauken Police and Fire Department at National Night Out, tomorrow August 1 from 6pm-9pm. We will have music, demonstrations, bounce houses (free), carnival games (free), giveaways, vendors (free/informational), Mister Softee (free) touch a truck, grilled food (free), face painting (free) and food trucks (to purchase food). This event occurs at the Soccer Complex at Bethel Ave and Westfield Ave. Alert sent on 07/31/2023 at 5:23PM EDT source press release Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 31, 2023)--(CNBNews)--The Gloucester City Tax Office announced today at noon that the City's Third Quarter tax bills have been delayed because of unexpected issues in their office software conversion. Please be advised that the Tax Office is currently working on generating the tax bills for 2023. We have been delayed due to unexpected issues in our software conversion. We apologize for the delay and hope to have the tax bills mailed by the end of this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Read more →

Pennsauken Police Department Speed Study River Road/Tinsman Avenue

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (August 1, 2023)(CNBNews)--During the week of July 13, 2023 - July 21, 2023, the Pennsauken Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a speed study in the area of River Road and Tinsman Avenue. During that time period, 26,346 vehicles were analyzed. The speed limit in that area is 40 miles per hour. The average speed was 33 miles per hour. This area was determined to have a LOW enforcement rating. At the conclusion of the study, the covert radar was moved to another location. Please continue to obey the speed limit in the area of River Road and Tinsman... Read more →

Six Delaware Youths Wearing Masks Arrested in Harrison Township, Charged with Burglary

HARRISON TOWNSHIP NJ (July 31, 2023)(CNBNews)--On Sunday, July 30th, at approximately 0400 hours, Harrison Township Officers were dispatched to the area of Windsor and Chelsea Roads in the Leigh Court Estates Development in reference to several males with masks on walking throughout the area. Officers located a 2022 Kia Sorento, which was later found to be stolen out of Wilmington, Delaware, occupied by a sleeping male wearing a mask. The male was identified as a 15-year-old resident of Middletown, Delaware, and was found to be a wanted person out of New Castle County. The juvenile male was charged with being... Read more →

CurlyMe Headband Wigs: A Beginner's Guide to Natural Hair

If you are looking for a wig that is easy to wear, comfortable and gives a natural look, you may want to consider a headband wig. In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know about headband wigs, including what they are, how they work, and why they're a great choice for anyone looking for a low-maintenance wig option. are the best choices for What is a headband wig? The headband wigs are a type of wig that has a headband attached to the wig cap. The headband is usually made of a soft and stretchy material that... Read more →

Robert Giles, 71, of Collingswood Pleads Guilty to Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

CAMDEN, N.J. – Camden County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Robert Giles, 71, of Collingswood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: On April 15, 2022, agents with FBI served a search warrant at Giles’s residence and discovered electronic devices that belonged to Giles. A forensic examination of those devices revealed over 45,000 unique... Read more →

Barrington PD National Night Out Event

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT-TOMORROW! Just a reminder that National Night Out is Tomorrow, August 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It is a completely free event! There will be a lot to do for the family. We can't wait to see everyone! source media release Sent by Barrington Borough, NJ 229 Trenton Ave, Barrington, NJ 08007 Read more →

Jason Servis Found Guilty of Doping Race Horses, Sentenced to 4 Years

NEW YORK, NY (August 1, 2023)--Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the CNBNews graphic file Southern District of New York, announced that defendant JASON SERVIS was sentenced to four years in prison today for his role in a years-long scheme in which horses trained by SERVIS were doped with approved and unapproved drugs designed to improve the performance of SERVIS’s racehorses, in connection with the charges filed in United States v. Navarro et al., 20 Cr. 160 (MKV). SERVIS was one of over 30 defendants charged in four separate cases in March 2020, each arising from this Office’s multi-year... Read more →

Jefferson Health Employees Receive BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Two Jefferson Health employees in New Jersey were recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers — MaryAnne Metzger, a Silvestri-4 Patient Care Technician at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, and Matthew Rappa, a Regional Marketing and Communications specialist. Metzger, of Pilesgrove, NJ, was nominated by a patient for her empathy and compassion, who wrote: “Thank you for taking time to understand who I am, rather than considering me just an ‘addict.’ I can keep moving forward on my long road ahead if I continue to be blessed with people like MaryAnne.” “MaryAnne always connects with... Read more →


...ON THE MAIN LINE AT AMADA RADNOR Wayne, PA - James Beard Award Winning Iron Chef Jose Garces announces the launch of weekend brunch at Amada Radnor (555 E. Lancaster Avenue) every Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. After opening his most beloved concept in Wayne, PA earlier this spring, Garces is now ready to bring his famous brunch dishes to the suburbs. The new brunch menu will feature Chef's famous "Por La Familia Family Style Brunch Menu" that is a fixed price menu at $35 per person and includes an Amada pastry and bread basket, Tortilla Espanola potato... Read more →

*Saint Mary Parish Celebrating 175th Anniversary, Sunday, September 17th

St. Marys Church/CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 31, 2023)--St. Mary's Parish is celebrating its 175th Anniversary this year. The parish will mark the occasion on Sunday, September 17. with a mass and breakfast. Below are the details about that event. Come home to St. Mary Church, Gloucester City, Sunday September 17, and join us in celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the our parish. We will be honoring past and present students, faculty and staff of Gloucester Catholic High School and St. Mary Grammar School. We invite you and your families to join together with our current Gloucester Catholic Community... Read more →


CNBNews is currently working on a column called "Cheer and Jeer", which is also referred to as "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". If there is anyone or anything that you believe deserves recognition for either a positive or negative reason, now is the perfect opportunity to share your thoughts. CNBNews graphic file Send your remarks to [email protected] Everyone can participate. You need not be from Gloucester City. Residents from neighboring communities are also welcome. Thank You for your help. William E. Cleary Sr Editor Read more →

Over The Weekend in Philadelphia 5 People Shot, One Died, Another Person Attacked with Machete

PHILADELPHIA PA (July 30, 2023)(CNBNews)---The Philadelphia Police Department has been trying its best to stop the shootings and stabbings in the City of Brotherly Love since Saturday. Today, Officer Tanya Little from the Public Affairs Department released the following information about those crimes. The officer stated the following information is preliminary and subject to change; updates will be sent as they become available. 1. SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2023— 5TH DISTRICT…….SHOOTING......60xx unit block of TORRESDALE AVE….. AT 8:38 PM ON THE HIGHWAY.......A 56-YEAR-OLD BLACK FEMALE WAS SHOT 2X TO THE BACK......TRANSPORTED TO TEMPLE HOSPITAL BY POLICE.....PLACED IN STABLE CONDITION .....SCENE HELD.....NO... Read more →

Gloucester City Memories: 53 Years Ago Battalion Chief Revelli Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 28, 2023)(CNBNews)--Battalion Chief Revelli of the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department made the ultimate sacrifice on July 9, 1970, while responding to a multiple-alarm fire that destroyed the former Dennery Dairies Factory on Orlando Avenue. He, unfortunately, passed away due to a heart attack while returning from the fire. His memory is honored by the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund. Revelli was instrumental in establishing the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department, now defunct, located at Highland Blvd. and Sylvan Avenue. He earned his livelihood as a self-employed distributor of wholesale meat. Years later his son, Dan,... Read more →

A European “Quiet Season” Cruise

By Nicole Pensiero I’ve always loved cruising – to me, it’s one of the most relaxing and glamorous ways to see the world. So, with one beautiful, new cruise ship, a seven-night journey to some of Europe’s most popular destinations -- and two friends in need of some serious relaxation – you have all the makings of a great winter vacation. Traveling by sea through Europe at the start of the holiday season might not seem as appealing to some as, say, a balmy Caribbean cruise, to us it was ideal: less crowds, still mild weather, and even a few... Read more →

Joseph Fogg IV, New CC Prosecutors Office Detective

Camden City N.J.- Welcome to the team! The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office has hired a new detective who was sworn-in to his position on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. Detective Joseph Fogg IV was sworn-in by Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay, before First Assistant Prosecutor Timothy K. Chatten, and Chief of Detectives Robert Ferris. Detective Fogg is assigned to the CCPO Grand Jury Unit. In January of 2018, Detective Fogg began his law enforcement career as a Patrol Officer with the Millville Police Department and in September of 2020 he was promoted to... Read more →

Operation Helping Hand Community Impact Series

Blackwood, N.J.(July 29, 2923)- Join the CCPO on Wednesday, August 8, 2023, in partnership with Maryville, the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, and the Gloucester Township Police Department, as together we will be hosting the next OPERATION HELPING HAND COMMUNITY IMPACT SERIES at Bethel Church in Blackwood, N.J. COMMUNITY EVENT Operation Helping Hand Community Impact Series events are designed to address an individual's personalized needs as we fulfill our commitment to assisting Camden County residents struggling with substance use disorder or needing guidance in obtaining social services. At each Operation Helping Hand Community Impact Series event, Maryville and Volunteers of... Read more →

Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County Holding Fall Gala Fundraising Event

DEPTFORD, NJ (July 30, 2023)--The Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County is holding its Annual Fall Gala fundraising event on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 in honor of Amy B. Mansue, President & CEO of Inspira Health, and Dr. Fred Keating, President of Rowan College of South Jersey. The event is themed “Together for Children: Strengthening Partnerships in Education and Healthcare” and it will take place at Auletto Caterers in Deptford, NJ from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM with the Premier Pre-Reception beginning at 4:30 PM. Funds raised during the Fall Gala help to support important programming for its Club... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebration

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Atlantic City (in The Quarter at Tropicana - 2801 Pacific Ave.) will celebrate National Rum Day with month-long $15 rum flights in August, and half-priced rum drink specials on National Rum Day on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the bar. Cuba Libre is calling all rum fanatics and enthusiasts to join in the rum celebration as they partner with Bacardi and Don Q to offer guests curated rum flights - El Coqui Flight with Don Q (Gold, Reserva 7, Gran Reserva - $15) and Facundo’s Flight with Bacardi... Read more →

27-Year-Old Englishtown Man Sentenced for Sexually Assault of Minor

TRENTON, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for producing multiple videos depicting him sexually assaulting a minor, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Christian Importuna, 27, of Englishtown, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to one count of an indictment charging him with production of child pornography. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: In March 2020, Importuna produced at least two videos that showed him sexually... Read more →

Authorities Investigating Shooting in Pennsauken

Pennsauken, N.J. (July 29, 2023)--- The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Pennsauken Police Department are investigating the shooting of a Pennsauken man on Friday morning, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Pennsauken Police Chief Phil Olivo. On Friday, July 28, 2023, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the CCPO Major Crimes Unit and the Pennsauken Police Department responded to the shooting of a 29-year-old man at the 2000 block of 39th Street in Pennsauken, N.J. The victim who was suffering from gunshot wounds was subsequently transported to Cooper University Hospital by EMS, and he is currently... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland Report: That Is One Big Blue Fish!

July 26, 2023 This huge bluefish is an example that you never know what can happen when you cast a line. Photo by Travis Long Summertime fishing is in full swing, and anglers have been finding many adventures with other species of fish during the two-week striped bass closure in the Chesapeake Bay. Forecast Summary: July 26 – August 1: Bay waters will continue to heat up with high temperatures, and a small chance of thunderstorms throughout the week. Main Bay surface water temperatures cooled slightly from recent rains but will likely increase back to the mid 80s later this... Read more →

Robert J. Battersby of Haddon Hts., formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alum, Air Force Veteran

On June 7, 2023, Robert J. Battersby passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Gloucester City, he graduated from Gloucester High School and went on to serve in the US Air Force for two years until his honorable discharge. He graduated from the NJ Police Academy in 1960 and became a police officer in Haddon Heights that same year. He retired from the Haddon Heights Police Department in 1988 as Police Chief after 29 years of service to the Borough. During his service in the department, he received his associate's degree in Police Science... Read more →

Richard Semler, of Audubon Park, age 77

On July 27, 2023 after a brief illness; of Audubon Park, NJ. Age 77 years. Beloved husband of the late Patti. He is survived by his son, Robert Semler; nephews, David and Art Semler; stepchildren: Joseph, Cara and Lisa Stanzilis, 6 grandchildren, 5 grand nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law. Brother of the late Robert C. (the late Phyllis) Semler. Richard was a US Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Audubon Fire Company, Oaklyn Fire Company and the Audubon Park Police. Rich was also a longtime truck driver with Sunoco Oil Company, Philadelphia,... Read more →

Three Cranford Police Officers Receive the NJSACOP 2023 Valor Award

THE TOP POLICE OFFICERS FOR 2023--(L-R) Officer Michael Gamba, Officer Nicholas Cook, Sergeant Steven D’Ambola. The officers were recognized by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police for their exceptional heroism in protecting and serving the public. The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) announced that three Cranford police officers have won the 2023 Valor Award, which recognizes New Jersey police officers each year who demonstrate exceptional heroism in protecting and serving the public. The award this year included 11 nominees, as police chiefs from across the state submitted police reports that highlighted superb policing.... Read more →

William R. "Bill" Underwood, of Gcity, Engineer, Army Vet, GCHS Alum

On July 25, 2023, Bill passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born in Camden and raised in Gloucester City, Bill graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School in 1959 and received his bachelor's degree from Central State College. He later received his master's degree from Drexel University. Bill proudly served his country as a US Army Captain stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge, he started his own company, Underwood Engineering in 1978 which he owned and operated until his retirement. CNBNews graphics Bill is lovingly survived by his wife, Suzanne; his children, Christine Klaus, Chuck Klaus, Brian... Read more →

Gibbstown PD Alert: Third Quarter Tax Bills Due

GIBBSTOWN, NJ (July 28, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Gibbstown Police Department announced today that the Third Quarter tax bills have been mailed. The grace period for payment ends on August 21, 2023. Interest will be calculated from August 1st for payments made after August 21. Address/Location Gibbsboro Police Department 5 Foster Ave Gibbsboro, NJ 08026 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-783-0151 Read more →

Car Engine Repair Warning Signs

One of the most frightening issues with a car for owners is engine failure. Dealing with expensive engine problems becomes a great source of stress. Often, owners do not realize their vehicle has problems until they experience a breakdown. Thankfully, there are warning signs owners can look for to know when they need to seek intervention from a professional mechanic. What Are the Warning Signs of Engine Repair? When engine problems arise, vehicle owners can get help from Sir Car Part. Ignoring the warning signs below can lead to catastrophic engine failure. Waiting too long to seek repairs will only... Read more →

How to Use Twitter as a Writing Practice Tool?

In the digital age, Twitter has emerged as one of the most popular social media platforms, connecting millions of users across the globe. Beyond being a platform for sharing news, opinions, and trending topics, Twitter holds untapped potential for writers as a powerful tool for honing their craft. By embracing the brevity of character limits and exploring various writing styles, aspiring writers can use Twitter to their advantage. This article will delve into the art of using Twitter as a writing practice tool and how it can benefit both aspiring and seasoned writers. Additionally, we will also explore how essay... Read more →

Stephan Burrows, 63, of Gibbstown, Sheetmetal Workers Local 19, GHS Alum, Trinity UM Member

Stephan E. Burrows, age 63 of Gibbstown, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at the Deptford Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Stephan was born in Woodbury and had spent his early years growing up in Gloucester City. Stevie was a lifetime congregant of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He graduated from Gloucester City High School and continued his education at Pennco Tech. Stevie followed in his family’s footsteps making a career at the Sheetmetal Workers Local 19 in Philadelphia. Stevie also worked for several moving companies, including Mayflower Moving. Stevie possessed a natural talent in working with his hands.... Read more →

Moorestown PD Alert: Heat Index Could Hit 108

MOORESTOWN,NJ, (JULY 28, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--Today, Friday, the Moorestown Township Police Department released a notice from the National Weather Service notifying the public about the dangerously hot conditions expected today and on Saturday. The heat index could be as high as 108. A heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Burlington County and nearby regions until July 29th due to dangerously high temperatures with heat index values reaching up to 108. This extreme heat and humidity can result in heat-related illnesses, especially for those working or spending time outdoors. To stay safe, it is important to stay hydrated,... Read more →

Guidelines Released for States to Apply New Home Energy Rebates Funding

NJ Leadership Must Develop Rebates Programs Focused on Low-Income Consumers and Renters Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) released guidance for states to apply for new Home Energy Rebates Program funding. The program, created by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), will distribute a total of $8.8 billion dollars in formula grants for states to deliver home electrification and efficiency rebates to help consumers better afford upgrades that will lower utility bills, improve home comfort and resilience, and reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution. New Jersey is eligible to receive $183 million to distribute to consumers. Each state will develop its... Read more →

Rahmir Brown of Atlantic City Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery of Pleasantville Food Market

MAYS LANDING, NJ – On Tuesday, July 25, 2023, Rahmir Brown, 22, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun. Brown admitted to brandishing a handgun and demanding money from a cashier at Joe’s Food Market in Pleasantville on December 4, 2021. Brown’s plea calls for five years in State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act, meaning he must serve 85% of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. Brown will also be subject to three years of intensive parole supervision upon release. The plea also calls for Brown to... Read more →

Delaware Coastal Cleanup, Volunteers Needed

Delaware Coastal Cleanup Sept. 23 Volunteers throughout the state are encouraged to join the 2023 Delaware Coastal Cleanup, the annual one-day coordinated statewide trash cleanup event on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon, with online volunteer registration opened Tuesday, July 25. Hosted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Now in its 36th year, the event will be held at 45 sites to help keep Delaware’s beaches and waterways free of trash. In addition, Delawareans and visitors are invited to join the month-long campaign starting Sept. 1 to clean up neighborhoods, green spaces and waterways... Read more →

Your Money: NJ Receives $47.3 Million in Local Bridges Fund Grants

Communities in the immediate area receiving funds include Audubon, Maple Shade, Morristown, Greenwich, Mantua YOUR MONEY Each county is to receive $1 million plus additional funds based on the deck area (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced 42 Local Bridges Fund grants totaling $47.3 million to help counties maintain local bridges in good repair. “The Murphy Administration is committed to improving the quality of life in New Jersey, and the Local Bridge Fund program does that as part of NJDOT’s Commitment to Communities,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “By providing grants to improve county-owned bridges... Read more →

GTPD Alert: Attention All Kia and Hyundai Drivers!

Thefts Of Kia and Hyundai Vehicles Nationwide- Anti-theft Software Updates Available From Your Dealer Gloucester Township Police, and police across the country, have seen multiple auto theft incidents involving these specific car brands. The car thieves are taking advantage of a vulnerability in the ignition system, allowing them to start the vehicle using a USB device or cord. If the vehicle is locked, they will smash a window to gain access. Kia and Hyundai have both released an anti-theft update available for vehicles affected by ongoing national theft trends. These are links to information from each manufacturer to update your... Read more →

Sarah Jane Whitten, 88, of Gloucester City

Surrounded by her loving family at home, Sarah passed peacefully on July 23, 2023, at the age of 88. (nee Williamson). Lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted wife of 58 years to the late Henry Earl Whitten, Jr. Loving mother of Linda Dewechter (Dan), David Whitten (Charmaine), Judith Whitten, Gary Whitten (Lisa) and Lori Kraft (Jeffrey). Cherished grandmother of Todd (Jen), Marc (Laura), Eric (Courtney), Koren (Claud), Charmaine (Mario), Cherie (Quintin), Chloe, Gary Alan, Melissa (Jimmy), Corey, Brett (Faith), Mitchell, Garrett and Emma and great-grandmother of 21. Sarah was born at home in Gloucester City. She was the... Read more →

Richard Burkhardt, 73, of Blackwood/Brooklawn

Richard Burkhardt, Sr. age 73 of Blackwood, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the Dept. of Veteran Affairs Community Living Center in Philadelphia. Mr. Burkhardt was born in Camden and spent his early years in Brooklawn. His home had contributed to the manpower of this great nation and upheld the ideals of our American freedoms in the U.S. Navy during 1967 - 1971. He worked as Boilermaker and made his career at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Mr. Burkhardt is the widower of his late wife, Caroline (nee Harrison), and is survived by his son, Richard Jr. He was... Read more →

Misty Sarfo-Adu, 28, of Sewell Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Gloucester County, man admitted to participating in schemes to negotiate fraudulent checks with forged signatures and use credit cards without authorization, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Misty Sarfo-Adu, 28, of Sewell, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of bank fraud conspiracy and one count of access device fraud conspiracy. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Sarfo-Adu conspired with Eugene Koranteng, Emmanuel Yirenkyi, and others to commit bank fraud by obtaining blank checks containing... Read more →

Route 42 northbound lane closures Thursday

to shift traffic as Missing Moves advances in Gloucester and Camden counties Benigno Boulevard interchange ramps to be closed and detoured overnight (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 42 northbound Thursday night in two different work zones, as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Deptford, Gloucester County and Bellmawr, Camden County. In addition, the Route 42 northbound ramp to Benigno Boulevard and the Benigno Boulevard ramp to Route 42 northbound will be closed and detoured tonight. Route 42 northbound Mileposts 12.5 to 12.8 Beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, July... Read more →

Treasurer of Linwood PTO and Linwood Street Hockey Assn., Charged with Stealing over $150K

MAYS LANDING, NJ – Detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Financial Crime Unit charged Laurie Montgomery, 53, of Linwood, NJ, with stealing more than $150,000.00 while acting as the treasurer of the Linwood Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and the Linwood Street Hockey Association. Montgomery is charged with two counts of Theft by Failing to Make the Required Disposition of Property Received, crimes of the third and second degree. The investigation began in August 2021, when suspicions emerged from the Linwood PTO that Montgomery was misappropriating funds and failing to maintain an accurate ledger containing the organization's financial records. It was... Read more →

Benjamin Franklin, age 70, of Deptford

“1 OK GUY” On July 23, 2023. Age 70. Of Deptford. Formerly of Cherry Hill. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Jean Franklin (nee Atkins), his daughter, Nikki Franklin; and his siblings, Robert and Rosalind. Survived by his children, Mercedes Franklin, Victoria Holland, Camelle Franklin and their mother, Emilia Eubanks; grandchildren, Alexus Lindsey, Carl Berry, Tarajee Holland and Cameron Fernandez; and his sisters, Deborah and Janie. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Benjamin was a graduate of Edward W. Bok Technical High School. He was a truck driver and later worked as a bus driver for NJ Transit. At the request of... Read more →

Avalon Residents, Taxes Due August 1, Grace Period Extended to August 21

AVALON, NJ (July 27, 2023)--(CNBNews)--Avalon municipal tax bills will be mailed on July 28, 2023. The Borough received the County tax rate on July 17th; now, the software has been updated and information is viewable on this website. The grace period will be extended until Monday, August 21, 2023. On Monday, July 17th, the County of Cape May provided Avalon and other communities with the final tax rate, including the municipal, county, and other taxes. The 2023 combined tax rate for Avalon is .609. Avalon’s software is being updated with the new information the County provided to start the billing... Read more →

Seven Members of the Rowan Women's Lacrosse Team Honored

NORTHBOROUGH, MA - A total of seven student-athletes from Rowan’s women’s lacrosse team have been named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll. Julianna Corson, Jamie Cutrera, Michaela Donnelly, Hannah Lombardo, Sophia Schiavo, Erin Scioli and Shelby Tanner all earned the distinction. Additionally, Rowan was named an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad for the 2022-23 academic year, as one of 287 teams that maintained a grade-point average of 3.2 or above. Rowan’s Academic Honor Roll representatives were among 963 student-athletes from 173 different institutions, as upperclassmen who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater. Corson (Hainsport, NJ/Rancocas Valley... Read more →

David C. DuBois, age 42, of Westville

David passed peacefully, God came and gave him his wings on July 23, 2023, at the age of 42. Of Westville, formerly of Hamilton and Freehold, NJ. Born in Magnolia, NJ he was the son of Doris (Lonabaugh) DuBois and the late Dennis DuBois. Beloved father of Brielle and Olivia DuBois; loving brother of Denise DuBois-Fair, Danielle Philot (Joe). David is also survived by his former wife, Courtney DuBois; nieces and nephews, Andrew Cuff, Keion Philot, Albany Philot, Harmony Philot; best friend, Dave Duarte and his family. David was a father, son, brother, uncle and most of all a beautiful... Read more →

Three Suspects Charged With Shooting of NJ State Police Detective

PATERSON — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced a state grand jury has voted to file criminal charges against three defendants stemming from the shooting of a New Jersey State Police detective in Paterson back in March. New Jersey residents serving on the grand jury in Trenton returned a nine-count indictment at the conclusion of their deliberations, charging Jocquise Timmons, 28, Tajshmer Johnson, 30, and Queenasia McFarlane, 30, all of Paterson, in connection with the March 2, 2023 shooting. Timmons and Johnson have been indicted on two counts of attempted murder (1st degree) and two counts of aggravated assault... Read more →

Avalon Residents Invited to National Night Out

AVALON, NJ (July 27, 2023)(CNBNews)--Come join us for Avalon's National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st from 6 PM to 9 PM at the intersection of 29th Street and Avalon Avenue. This exciting event is being hosted by the Police and Fire Departments, along with the Public Works Department. For further details, please see below. CATEGORY DOWN THE SHORE Read more →