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December 2023

New Philadelphia Police Commissioner Swearing-in Ceremonies Tuesday

Kevin J. Bethel Philadelphia Police Commissioner Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) is proud to announce the swearing-in of Kevin J. Bethel as its new Police Commissioner. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, at 1:30 P.M. at The Russell Conwell Middle School located at 1849 E. Clearfield Street. The ceremony will be emceed by Russell Conwell Principal Ms. Erica Green. Mayor Cherelle L. Parker will formally administer the oath of office. Commissioner Bethel was Mayor Parker’s first major personnel announcement, and she said she viewed Bethel as a public safety expert with a national... Read more →

South Jersey Residents Named to Lehigh University Dean's List for Fall 2023

BETHLEHEM, PA (12/29/2023)-- Students at Lehigh University attained Dean's List in Fall 2023. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. Brian An of Sicklerville (08081) Samantha Anderson of Mount Laurel (08054) Abigail Baines of Atco (08004) Kaleb Borkowski of Mickleton (08056) Abigail Brown of Mickleton (08056) George Carpenter of Salem (08079) Dean Clark of Cinnaminson (08077) Caleb Claywell of Margate City (08402) Olivia Cuff of Medford (08055) Evan Dare of Bridgeton (08302) Michael Defulvio of Mullica Hill (08062) Lillian Drueding of Hainesport... Read more →

A Message from Congressman Norcross

I never thought that I would go from the construction site to Congress. Working as an electrician to support my family as a single father, I know firsthand what it means to balance work, family life, and a checkbook. I carry that experience with me every day as I fight to create good-paying jobs, expand educational opportunities, and ensure security in our nation and our neighborhoods. As we reflect on 2023 and look forward to 2024, I wanted to give you an update on how I have delivered for our community this year. Programs at the Philly Shipyard are vital... Read more →

Missing Person Pearlie Shinholster

Missing Endangered Person Pearlie Shinholster from the 16th District The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating 71-year-old missing endangered person Pearlie Shinholster. She was last seen December 28, 2023, at 3:00 PM on the 33xx block of Haverford Ave. Pearlie has dark brown skin, black hair, 5’4”, 130 lbs., brown eyes and was last seen wearing a navy-blue pajama set, gold frame glasses, and a light purple jacket. Pearlie likes to frequent the Reading Terminal Market. Anyone with any information on Pearlie’s whereabouts is asked to please contact the Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183 or 911. RELATED:... Read more →

Oakland Police Officer Shot and Killed Responding to Burglary at Cannabis Store

Police Officer Tuan Le was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call at a cannabis store in the 400 block of Embarcadero at about 4:45 am. The store had already been burglarized one time before earlier in the night. As officers arrived at the scene following the second burglary several suspects fled. Officer Le and his partner were in plainclothes when they were ambushed by a subject who was concealed nearby. The subject opened fire on the officers before they exited their vehicle. Officer Le was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several... Read more →

Officer Down Sgt. Marc McIntyre, Shot and Killed from Ambush

Sergeant Marc McIntyre was shot and killed from ambush while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Vineyard Road, near Deason Street, in Griffin. He and another deputy were walking across the home's yard when a male subject opened fire with a shotgun from an upstairs window. Sergeant McIntyre was killed and the other deputy was wounded. Other responding deputies were able to rescue Sergeant McIntyre from the front yard. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man barricaded himself inside the home for several hours. He was eventually taken into custody by members... Read more →

Consumer Alert: Ground Beef Products Recalled

FSIS Announcement WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2023 – Valley Meats, LLC, a Coal Valley, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,768 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw ground beef items were produced on December 22, 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]: 12-lb. box package containing “ANGUS GROUND BEEF PATTIES” with product code 1208PL, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, Use By 01/15/2024, and time stamps between 7:36:38AM to 08:00:48AM. 16-lb. box packages containing “ANGUS GROUND... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: 122 Officers Died in 2023; New Jersey had 4, Pennsylvania 5

SOURCE: OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PAGE In the year 2022, there were 250 officers who died in the line of duty 83 of the 250 deaths in 2022 were were COVID19 related source ODMP 2023 Honor Roll of Heroes Search by Year Year Go SOURCE Total Deaths by State Alabama3 Arkansas1 California7 Colorado3 Connecticut1 Florida3 Georgia5 Hawaii1 Illinois2 Indiana6 Iowa1 Kansas2 Kentucky1 Louisiana8 Massachusetts1 Michigan1 Minnesota1 Mississippi2 Missouri3 Nevada2 New Hampshire1 New Jersey4 New Mexico2 New York6 North Carolina2 North Dakota2 Ohio3 Oklahoma4 Oregon1 Pennsylvania5 Puerto Rico2 South Carolina3 Tennessee7 Texas11 Tribal Police1 U.S. Government5 Vermont1 Virgin Islands1 Virginia1 Washington1 West... Read more →

Pedestrians Die in Waterford Twp. Automobile Accident

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP NJ (December 30, 2023)(CNBNews)The Waterford Township Police Department, with the assistance of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Crash Response Investigation Team, is currently investigating a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of two pedestrians which occurred on December 29, 2023, in front of the Atco Motel. "We are looking for any additional witnesses that were in the area who may have information in regards to the accident," said the police. Please contact Lt. Timothy Lyons at 856-767-2134 ext 245 or Det. Samuel Funches at 856-397-4000 #yourwtpd Read more →

11 New Zealand Rabbits (male and female) Found on Highway Up for Adoption

Gloucester County Animal Shelter has 11 New Zealand Rabbits, we have both male and female available for adoption. Sadly, they were discarded along the road. Luckily recovered and are being well taken care of waiting for their new homes. Meet Winnie as she is still in her Santa sweater, waiting for a home for the holidays! Winnie is still hoping to find a cozy spot by a fireplace in time for the new year. Raleigh has been here since August, and we cannot understand why she hasn’t been adopted! She is very sweet and a certified emotional support animal. Her... Read more →

Hospital Case Found Dead on Westmont St., Philly

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(December 30, 2023(CNBNEWS)-UPDATE-On Sunday, December 17th, the Philadelphia Police Department apprehended Elias Diaz, a 46-year-old male, in connection with a series of assaults with a knife on the Pennypack Park Trail. On Wednesday, December 20, 2023 he was charged with the rape and murder of Rebecca Park. On Wednesday, December 27, 2023, Diaz was formally charged with three other sexual assaults, two in Fairmount Park in 2003, and one in Pennypack Park in 2007. Elias Diaz's charges have been upgraded to include Rape, Attempted Rape, Kidnapping, Attempted Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, and related offenses. THURSDAY, December 28, 2023 On Thursday,... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Seniors….Beware of AT&T…

My wife wanted to upgrade our cell phones at the AT&T Audubon store on White Horse Pike while keeping the same basic plan that we’ve had for several years. Little did we know until we received our bank statement that we discovered a $300 monthly increase on our monthly auto pay AT&T bill!! They piled additional services and an extra line onto our bill. People working at these stores are paid on a commission basis and earn their income by selling you high-cost add ons. WARNING TO SENIOR CITIZENS…..Beware of what they are selling and what you are buying. Robert... Read more →

The touching story of the most loyal dogs has brought millions of people to tears

SOURCE ALL MAGAZINE When it comes to dogs, people often think of loyal and trustworthy virtues, no matter who the owner is, the dogs are always attached to them. There are many stories that make us move and admire the loyalty and affection that four-legged friends have for humans. Hachiko the dog Hachiko the dog is probably no stranger to animal lovers around the world, especially when its story has been adapted into the famous movie of the same name. Hachiko belongs to the Akita breed and is considered a "national treasure" of Japan thanks to its absolute loyalty to... Read more →


CNBNews graphic file William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Lindenwold, NJ)(CNBNews) –PSE&G will be working at 67 Essex Street in Gloucester City on Tuesday Jan. 2 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be a full road closure of North King Street between Warren and Essex streets. “Motorists should plan ahead to take alternate routes and give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Also, remember that when you’re traveling through a construction area, please slow down and stay alert for crew members and debris.” The... Read more →

Woody Woodhouse, age 76 of Gloucester City; Vietnam War Army Veteran

Gloucester City, NJ. On December 28, 2023, age 76. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late John J. and Melina (Shahinian)Dodge. Woody is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Seena of Philadelphia, PA. loving children, Greg Woodhouse, Kelly Hughes (Dan), Tara Lyons (Bill); cherished grandchildren, Camryn, Hayden, Declan and Brooklynn. Woody honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He later worked at the Philadelphia Naval yard and Ft. Dix as a forklift operator. He was a member of the VFW Post #3620 and the American Legion Post #135... Read more →

Roadwork Continues in Audubon

(Lindenwold, NJ) – NJ American Water will be replacing a concrete water main trench on Wyoming Avenue in Audubon from Tuesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 5, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. There will be full road closure of Wyoming Avenue between Merchant Street and Audubon Avenue. “Motorists should plan ahead to take alternate routes and give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Also, remember that when you’re traveling through a construction area, please slow down and stay alert for crew members and debris.”... Read more →

Free Rides Home on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line Sunday’s Eagles-Cardinals Game

Free Rides Start at Halftime, Continue for Two Hours After the Game; Special NYE Schedules are In Effect PHILADELPHIA (December 29, 2023) – Throughout the regular season, Unibet, an official casino and sportsbook partner of the Philadelphia Eagles, will help Eagles fans get home safely after each Eagles home game by sponsoring free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line. NRG Station provides service to venues at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, including Lincoln Financial Field. The free rides begin at halftime and run for two hours post-game. Kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals at the Linc... Read more →

Navy Personnel Specialist Chief Narquita Greenwood, of Burlington City somewhere in the Pacific

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE CATEGORY U.S. Navy Personnel Specialist Chief Narquita Greenwood, from Burlington City, New Jersey, reviews lesson plans during an Intermediate Leader Development Course aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) while underway in the Pacific Ocean in support of Pacific Partnership 2024-1 Dec. 8, 2023. Pacific Partnership, now in its 19th iteration, is the largest multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific and works to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist If you have watched the news on TV or read the news online, you probably know that President Joseph Biden is talking about bringing back the military draft. If you were born after 1980, you might not know what a draft is. When you turned 18 and male, you had to sign up with the Selective Service. This is frequently done at school. President Ronald Regan (1980 - 1988) wanted an all-volunteer Army. Lord only knows why. Since then, the number of volunteers has decreased and in 2023 the registration is only 40% of what... Read more →

From Receipts to Reports: The Full Spectrum of Bookkeeping Services

In today’s fast-paced business world, the importance of meticulous and comprehensive bookkeeping services cannot be overstated. Bookkeeping is no longer just about maintaining a ledger of daily transactions. It has evolved into a sophisticated field that provides a full spectrum of services, transforming raw data into actionable insights and guiding business decision-making through comprehensive reporting. Receipts Reimagined: Transforming Raw Data into Actionable Insights in Bookkeeping Services The first step in understanding the full extent of bookkeeping services involves examining the most basic element of bookkeeping: receipts. In the past, receipts were merely slips of paper that recorded a transaction. Today,... Read more →

Philadelphia Police: During the Past 24 Hours Two People Die from Gunshot Wounds

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 29, 2023)(CNBNews)--The following incidents happened between Thursday and Friday . It is an overview of overnight incidents. Please note that this information is preliminary and subject to change. No additional details are available at the moment. Updates on current incidents will be provided as they become available. ~Officer Tanya Little Philadelphia Police Department Office of Public Affairs +++++ Double Shooting/ Homicide - 19XX South 60th Street On December 28, 2023, around 1:30 pm, officers from the 12th District responded to a double shooting on the highway of 19XX S. 60th Street. Two unidentified victims were found shot... Read more →

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The Medical Minute: Even one drink can be too many

Newswise — Another year is in the books, and it’s time to blow off a little steam. You gather with a few friends to ring in the new year, and a drink seems appropriate. After all, you’re a responsible adult, and you know how to control yourself and keep it to one or two. But health care workers like Amy Bollinger, education, outreach and injury prevention coordinator at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, want you to think long and hard before getting behind the wheel ― even if you had just a little. You don’t have to... Read more →

Marylanders Asked to Help as Cold-Stunning Threatens Aquatic Wildlife

Aquarium Takes in 30 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles | photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Magazine Lethargic sea turtles and marine mammals should be reported Call 800-628-9944 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources asks those visiting the Chesapeake Bay or Atlantic Coast to be vigilant of sea turtles who exhibit signs of cold-stunning, a condition that causes animals to become debilitated and experience hypothermia-like symptoms due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Cold-stunning typically occurs in late autumn and early winter when water temperatures begin to fall or can drop rapidly in a 24-hour period. Lethargic and unresponsive animals can be... Read more →


PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD IN 2024 (CNBNEWS) TRENTON – The public is encouraged to take in the beauty of New Jersey’s diverse landscapes and learn more about nature and history by starting the new year with a free, guided First Day Hike in one of New Jersey’s state parks, forests and historic sites on Jan. 1. More than 30 hikes will be available that provide a unique opportunity for people of all skill levels to connect with nature, discover local treasures and boost their physical and mental health as they enter the new year. “New Jersey’s state parks and... Read more →


Newswise — Chicago, IL, December 27, 2023 -- As we anticipate the ringing in of 2024, many of us will commit to healthy resolutions but will end up changing our tune before January is even over. In fact, some have dubbed the second Friday in January as ‘Quitters’ Day.’ Studies show that of the 41% of Americans who make a resolution, only about 9% keep them through the end of the year. Why? Dr. Julia Bruene, primary care sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, supports goal setting for health-promoting behaviors which result in improved health outcomes and a... Read more →

INVASION OF THE USA CONTINUES: Record Number of Illegals Enter Southern Boarder

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Dec 23, 2023 Border Patrol pleads for help CNBNews history files (The Center Square) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered a new record number of illegal border crossers in November as the agency pleaded for help from Congress. Total illegal border crossers encountered along the southwest border in November were 242,418. The majority of apprehensions, 191,113, occurred between ports of entry. CBP agents also processed more than 43,000 people at ports of entry who made appointments through the CBP One App. As part of the administration’s expanded parole program to foreign... Read more →

Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting in Camden City

Camden City, N.J.- Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Wednesday evening in Camden City, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On December 27, 2023, at 6:07 p.m., Camden County Police responded to the 1400 block of Louis Street for a ShotSpotter activation. The victim was identified as Esterlin Torres, 35, of Pennsauken. Torres was transported to Cooper University Hospital, and he was pronounced deceased at 8:39 p.m. This investigation is active and ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Allison Dube-Smith of the... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Finding Hope, Meaning This Holiday Season

Cedars-Sinai Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Dec. 26, 2023) -- Wars abroad. Struggles at home, including record-setting inflation and political polarization. Although the holiday season can trigger a range of emotions, this year may feel especially challenging. Yet there still are ways to find hope, light and joy, say Cedars-Sinai leaders in spiritual care, cancer support and mental health. To discover ways to find solace during the holidays, the Cedars-Sinai Newsroom spoke with the Rev. Hannah Rhiza, chaplain at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, and from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Arash Asher, MD, director of Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship; the Rev. Peggy... Read more →

AccuWeather Forecast Across the Country for New Years Eve

AccuWeather Global Weather Center - December 27, 2023 - The start of a new year is right around the corner, and AccuWeather meteorologists say that Mother Nature is providing reason to celebrate in the U.S.. Revelers who plan on welcoming the arrival of 2024 at outdoor events like the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop may be in luck! From coast to coast, confetti and fireworks will be raining down from the sky, but little in the way of rain or snow will be found in the final moments of 2023. "After a rough year of extreme and severe... Read more →

American Legion Fund Drive to Help Veterans and their Families in Need

SUPPORT VETERANS Veterans of this great nation continue to face immense challenges on a daily basis. With your gift to The American Legion, you provide the essential support they need to successfully meet those challenges. GIVE NOW As 2023 rushes to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to The American Legion. Your gift is crucial. You will ensure that the needs of veterans and their families are met in 2024 and beyond. Thank you for all you do to support our nation’s heroes. From all of us at The American Legion, we wish you and your family a... Read more →

Ruth A. Schultz (nee Borden), 92 of West Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

Ruth A. Schultz (nee Borden), 92 of West Deptford, New Jersey, passed away peacefully with family on Thursday, December 21, 2023. Legacy Ruth was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 11, 1931. She met the love of her life and moved to Gloucester City, NJ. Then moved to Thorofare and raised her loving family. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great CNBNews graphic file grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She loved to be around her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a strong faith and was very devoted to her church in Thorofare St.... Read more →

Ralph Louis Ipri, Winningest Boys High School Tennis Coach, Record 956 W-90 L

Ralph Louis Ipri, 81, of Woodbury, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2023. Legacy He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend. He loved to be around his family, especially his grandchildren. Earlier in his life he attended LaSalle University and earned his BA in History. Then went on to attend Rowan University and obtained a MA in Elementary Education. Ralph was hired by Glassboro School District to teach Middle School Social Studies and Boys Tennis (1965/66 - 1969). Glassboro boy's tennis teams won 4 Conference Championships. He was Hired by Cherry... Read more →

Mary E. "Mae" Wolfram, 90, of Westmont

(nee McKernan) of Westmont, NJ passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 24, 2023 at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Joseph Wolfram and her brothers Jack McKernan (Margie) and Vince McKernan. Her five loving children survive her: Marianne (Andrew) Zappone, Joe (Monica), John (Molly), Judy (Jack) Marino and Jim (Jennifer); seventeen grandchildren, her sister Kathleen McKernan, sisters-in-law Rosalie McKernan and Bernadette Kavanaugh (Mike), CNBNews graphic file brother-in-law Mike Wolfram (Dee), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mae was born in Camden, NJ on February 14,1933. She began school at St. Joan... Read more →

In 2024 Take Charge of your Brain Health

The start of a new year is the perfect time to take charge of your brain health by incorporating habits which can lower the risk of developing cognitive decline and possibly dementia. Follow these tips—and more—to benefit your brain and body. It's never too late or too early to start! Protect your brain Help prevent injury to your head by wearing seat belts while driving and helmets when playing contact sports or riding a bike. Get moving Engage in regular physical activity that raises your heart rate and increases blood flow to the brain. Challenge your mind Put your brain... Read more →

Two Shootings Overnight in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 27, 2023)(CNBNews)-The Philadelphia Public Affairs office reported two separate shootings overnight in the City. One occurred on South 68th Street, and the other was on Master Street. Both victims remain stable. Shooting at 30XX South 68th Street (12th District) Occurred on the highway at 12 AM A 45-year-old Black male was shot twice in the left leg. The victim was transported to Presbyterian Hospital by police and is in stable condition. Scene held, no weapon recovered, and no arrest made. NFI. The shooting at 55XX Master Street (19th District) Occurred inside a private residence at 10:50 PM.... Read more →

Missing Juvenile Male- Quadir Baldwin 

Gloucester Township Police On December 20, 2023, Quadir Baldwin was reported missing from the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township. He is described as a 16-year-old male, 5’07” tall, and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair with blonde tips. Last know clothing description was a black jacket, gray sweatpants, and gray boots. His whereabouts are unknown at this time. If anyone has additional information or knowledge of Quadir Baldwin’s location, please call 9-1-1, the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or call the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip Via text message... Read more →

Missing Endangered Juvenile Female- Nicolette Marchetti

REBROADCAST/ Updated Photo: Gloucester Township Police On December 14th, 2023, Nicolette Marchetti was reported missing from the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township. Nicolette Marchetti is a 16-year-old female approximately 4’9″ tall weighing 100 lbs. She has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, red/black checkered pants, and carrying a black/gold purse. She is possibly in the West Deptford/National Park area. If anyone has additional information or knowledge of Nicolette Marchetti’s location, please call 9-1-1, the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or call the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous... Read more →

SEPTA to Stop Accepting Tokens Effective Jan. 1

Token Sales Ended in 2018; Customers Encouraged to Switch to SEPTA Key Card PHILADELPHIA (December 18, 2023) – SEPTA would like to remind customers that the Authority will no longer accept tokens for fare payment effective January 1, 2024. The sale of tokens ended in 2018; however, SEPTA has continued to accept tokens on buses and trolleys, and via fare kiosks located at stations and bus loops. Customers must use any remaining tokens before they expire at the end of the year. Tokens are valued at $2 each and are not redeemable for cash. SEPTA encourages customers to add the... Read more →

More Than 801,000 New Jersey Residents Food Insecure  

“Report Should be Jarring Wake-Up Call for Our Leaders” According to USDA food insecurity data - a way of measuring food hardship analyzed by Hunger Free America - across New Jersey, 9% of residents, or 801 thousand people, lived in food insecure households from 2020-2022. This includes 11.5% of children in the state (229,099), 7.2% of employed adults (312,719), and 7.10% of older New Jersey residents (151,729). Hunger Free America attributes the surge in food insecurity to the expiration of the expanded Child Tax Credit and universal school meals. Many federal benefit increases have either gone away entirely, or are... Read more →

Trash Pickup in Gloucester City Delayed

POSTED ON by City of Gloucester City: DECEMBER 27, 2023 - 4:44PM Trash was not completed today. The company will have a truck to complete today's pickup tomorrow morning and another truck for normal pickup. We apologize for the inconvenience. Read more →

OPINION: Being at the End of the List

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (December 28, 2023)--Sometimes being at the end of the list isn't a bad thing. This time, New Jersey comes in near the end of the list and that is a good thing. The list is the states with the Highest Concentration of Hate Crimes. Here is where New Jersey and neighboring states rate: Number 43 - New Jersey 39 - New York 26 - Maryland 24 - Vermont* 13 - Pennsylvania 7 - Delaware 1 - Wyoming * Two states that seem to be out of place are Vermont. Senior citizens tend to... Read more →

William Graham, Jr. of Audubon

William C Graham Jr (Billy) passed away unexpectedly at his Audubon home early Friday morning, December 22, 2023, with his wife of 32 years by his side. He was a dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Cousin.undefined Billy was born in Camden. He was predeceased by his parents were William C and Elaine Graham (nee Hackett.) He grew up in Oaklyn and was a Haddon Twp HS graduate. He was a longtime Audubon resident where he raised his family. Billy loved Philadelphia sports teams and was a lifetime Eagles fan. He enjoyed mowing his lawn (and the neighbor’s lawns,... Read more →

Mario Monaco, age 93, of Voorhees

Mario J. Monaco, age 93 of Voorhees, passed away at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice in Mt. Holly. Mario was born at home in South Philadelphia to Donato and Rose (Consalvi) Monaco, where he spent his formative years until moving to the Chews Landing section of Gloucester Twp. New Jersey. Mario enjoyed retirement at the Villages in FL for over 14 years with his wife Jayne, until they returned to Voorhees in November 2023 to be closer to their families. CNBNews graphic file Mario went to Southern High School for Boys in Philadelphia where he was an accomplished member of the fencing... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: THE Mule Barn Truck Stop’s World Dilemma Think Tank

BY Slim Randles The morning conference began innocently enough, with Steve and Doc arguing over which of the little packaged jellies went better on sourdough toast, and no one caring which one was right. Dud and Bert and I sat silently, sucking down the morning elixir until it spread life to our outermost reaches as the Mule Barn truck stop’s world dilemma think tank crept to life. Bert was unusually quiet this morning and we asked why. He hemmed and hawed a little, then said, “Doc, you know about these things. What exactly is female trouble?” Oh shoot. Pretty heavy... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Seaman from Pittsburgh Serves at Explosive Ordnance Disposal

By Alvin Plexico, Navy Office of Community Outreach EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Seaman Scott Nettrour, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patricia Elkins, Navy Office of Community Outreach Nettrour graduated from North Allegheny High School in 2017. The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Pittsburgh. “Growing up, I learned that it’s important to give your best effort in everything you do,” said Nettrour. Nettrour joined the Navy three years ago. “I joined... Read more →

AC Boardwalk Fight Leads to Prison Term for Man Carrying Loaded Handgun

MAYS LANDING, NJ – On Thursday, December 21, 2023, Jahlil Walker, 24, from Vineland, NJ, was sentenced by the Honorable Dorothy Incarvito-Garrabrant, J.S.C., for second-degree possession of a handgun without a permit. Walker was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison with a three-and-a-half-year term of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Graves Act. On June 4, 2023, officers of Atlantic City Police Department were dispatched to the beach block of Arkansas Avenue in reference to a male with a handgun after surveillance captured two groups engaging in a fight on the Boardwalk where a male matching the description... Read more →

Daily Quotes from Famous People on CNBNews

CNBNEWS NOTE--In the past few weeks, we have been featuring a daily quote from various people on the banner at the top of our page. These quotes may inspire you or bring a smile to your face. Today, we have shared a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, who was the wife of President Franklin Roosevelt. We have previously posted remarks from Mark Twain, Bruce Lee, Voltaire, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield, and Johnny Carson. If you have a quote that you think would be a great addition to our collection, please feel free to share it with us at [email protected]. Read more →

Deconstructing the Financial Security Attributes of Gold Assets within Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

As you traverse the avenue to retirement, one cannot dismiss the integral role Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) play in solidifying your financial future. IRAs offer a robust platform for individuals to grow their investments, providing the foundation upon which retirement dreams are built. Simultaneously, they breed an environment ripe for diversification, permitting a wide variety of asset types that you can invest in - stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and more. However, there's an often overlooked gem that gleams with potential – gold. Traditionally associated with wealth and prosperity due to its timeless value, gold has been viewed as a steadfast... Read more →