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Lower Township Rotary Club Christmas Parade

On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the Lower Township Rotary will be hosting their 40th Annual Christmas Parade along Bayshore Road. The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. from Breakwater Plaza, at Breakwater and Bayshore Roads. From there, the parade will proceed Southbound onto Bayshore Road, to Rosehill Parkway in North Cape May and end at approximately 9:00 p.m. CNBNews graphic file Motorists are advised to avoid this area for the duration of the parade if they are not participating in it or traveling to the area to enjoy the festivities. Motorists can expect delays and detours. Bayshore Road will be closed along the parade route from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. Breakwater Road between Bayshore Road and Fishing Creek Road will be closed to through traffic from 4:30 p.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. Pedestrians and motorists should use caution along the parade route. Although the road may be closed, it... Read more →

Things To Know About Variations in The Online Slots

Nowadays, playing slots online enables millions of people to realise their goal to earn significant sums of money without working hard. Gambling on the results of slot machines online referred to as slot machine gambling. We are aware of the most comfortable gameplay for gamblers. Players to effectively gamble online without feeling under any strain. Gamers can also take advantage of a wide range of amenities and bonuses when playing slot online. In a similar vein, enticing incentives are one of the services offered by such gambling. The prizes represent the enormous financial return players receive for placing wagers on the various slots games online. An Online Casinos Slot Machine Variations With different settings, players may now choose from selection online casino slots. Others let you create symbol chains on five or more reels only have a three-reel basis. Some let you play while you purchase more games, while others... Read more →

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

The Candy Cane Lounge Pop-Up Bar is now open at Bar One; A Toys for Tots Fundraiser returns on December 9th, Motown Forever performs on NYE and the Annual Polar Bear Plunge favors the bold on New Year’s Day; Advantageous gaming giveaways take center-stage throughout the Holiday season as well CNB ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 21, 2022) –The holiday spirit is alive and well at Resorts Casino Hotel as a variety of special events, fundraisers, memorable entertainment, drink specials and more are set to roll out this month, continuing into the new year! Kicking off the festivities on Friday, December 9th at 8:00pm is Toys for Tots, an annual fundraiser hosted by the famous singing lifeguard, Jim Craine. This musical comedy revue show benefits the United States Marine Corp and admission is free if you bring a new, unwrapped toy. The very next night, Saturday, December 10th at... Read more →

Lower Township PD report: Police Respond to 1049 Calls

The Lower Township Police Department responded to or initiated a total of 1049 calls, averaging a total of 150 calls per day. Police also made a total of 7 arrests during this period. Below is a breakdown of incidents by date: 10-31-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 5 Fire Related Calls - 2 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 1 Traffic Enforcement - 11 Public Services – 164 Domestic Violence Incidents - 2 Theft – Taylor Lane, Cold Spring Simple Assault – Misty Lane & Old Mill Dr., North Cape May Criminal Mischief – Garfield Ave., Wildwood, NJ 11-1-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 6 Fire Related Calls - 2 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 0 Traffic Enforcement - 9 Public Services - 132 Domestic Violence Incidents - 2 Theft – Cedardale Ave., Villas 11-2-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 2 Fire Related Calls - 3 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 0 Traffic Enforcement - 24 Public Services - 71... Read more →

NJ Water Helps Pleasantville Create Municipal Water Story

Ewing, NJ — Today, Sustainable Jersey announced that the City of Pleasantville was selected to receive technical assistance, funded by New Jersey American Water, to complete its Municipal Water Story action. The completion of the Water Story action helps municipalities earn points toward certification with Sustainable Jersey. The Water Story action results in a holistic understanding of a community’s water infrastructure, water governance and water resources as well as the identification of local water issues. “At New Jersey American Water, our work extends beyond providing safe, clean and reliable water and wastewater services to our customers,” said Mark McDonough, President of New Jersey American Water. “This technical assistance opportunity will provide the City of Pleasantville’s Green Team and municipal staff the opportunity to create a Water Story that will advance their knowledge of the local water system, help them prioritize water challenges, and, ultimately, foster a better environment to live... Read more →

Atlantic City Police Chase Couple, Arrest Made Drugs Recovered

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 5, 2022)--On November 4, 2022, a man and a woman were arrested for drug possession and distribution after fleeing from police. At 5:11 PM, patrol officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue in response to reports of illegal narcotics distribution and activity by a male and female in front of a business. Officers Ivan Cruz and Keith Jordan responded and observed two individuals matching the description of the suspects. As the officer approached the individuals, the female, Crystal Gillis, began walking westbound from the location on Atlantic Avenue. The male, Tamaj Bennett, began walking eastbound. The officers gave verbal commands to stop at which time both individuals began to run with the officers immediately giving chase. Officer Cruz apprehended Gillis in the first block of South Kentucky Avenue and placed her in custody after a brief struggle. Officer Cruz subsequently located 40 wax... Read more →

Down The Shore: Lower Township Police “No-Shave November & December”

Beginning on November 1, 2022 and for the entire months of November and December, the Lower Township Police Department and many other agencies across the county will be participating in “No-Shave November.” One of the goals of “No-Shave November” is to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair (which many cancer patients lose), and letting it grow wild and free. Another goal is to use the money you typically would spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle. Our officers and staff will contribute a minimum of $50.00 per month to participate. All proceeds of this event will be donated to the family of Amy Baker and another Lower Township resident who would like to remain anonymous. This initiative will help contribute to their medical bills, treatment costs, and travel expenses. Mrs. Amy Baker, is the wife of Jason Baker... Read more →

New Helicopters Arrive at Air Station Atlantic City

MH-65 Short-Range Recovery Helicopter ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City received its first upgraded MH-65E Dolphin helicopter Monday to replace the legacy MH-65D helicopters that serve out of the Coast Guard's largest MH-65 helicopter unit. The avionics upgrade to the Echo or “E” configuration will provide enhanced search and rescue capabilities including modern "glass cockpit" technology that increases pilot and aircrew situational awareness. The Dolphin upgrades also include reliability and capability improvements for the automatic flight control system, enhanced digital weather and surface radar, and multifunctional displays with more accurate fuel calculations. The upgrades comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Airspace Transportation System requirements, and extends the aircraft service life to the late 2030s. The transition of Air Station Atlantic City's 12 MH-65D helicopters to the upgraded “E” configuration is expected to take approximately 10 months. During the upgrade period, the unit's 62 pilots... Read more →


How Many Times Can You Vote?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 17, 2022)--A not-for-profit organization, Public Interest Legal Foundation, announced the results of a New Jersey voter records study this week. The results were interesting but predictable. image courtesy of They found over 33,000 voters with fictitious birthdates. That doesn't seem like such a big deal but think about it for a minute. John Smith is age 21 and registered to vote. Then he goes back a week later and registers to vote as John Smith, age 51. Remember that in New Jersey and most states, it is illegal to ask for ID when voting. So, John Smith votes for himself and his father. Then there are duplicates. One person votes twice. There are 8,239 of them but that accounts for 16,478 votes. Would you believe in triplicates? Yes, 61 people are registered to vote three times. That amounts to 183 votes.... Read more →

Audubon Resident Playing Lead Role in "Lucky"

AUDUBON, NJ (October 12, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Local actor Robert Lee is proud to announce the filming of "Lucky." In the lead role of Paul, Robert will tell the story of an elderly man's religious journey. "Lucky" will be filmed October 22-24 in the Hamptons, NY. It will be directed by the international award winner George Tkemaladze from Tbilisi, Georgia. No release date has been announced. CNBNews graphic file This casting follows on the heels of several other fall 2022 projects: Where Is Private Delaney - Hulu Docu-Series Tentative December 2022 showing date (serial killer) Blockbuster Feature Film (Release date July 2023 (ghost/ghoul) Pricks of Sensation (Independent project, filmed locally in Haddonfield, NJ/ Elderly man suffering from dementia) Back to Basics Homestead Guide Commercial Fall 2022 release date (Survivalist) ANC Duct Cleaning Commercial - September 2022 - Mad Scientist IntelliSwab Commercial September 2022 (Santa Claus Product Ambassador) Robert resides with his family in... Read more →

How gambling has changed over time in New Jersey

Source: Unsplash Gambling laws across the US are changing rapidly. As states realize the lucrative revenue streams of the online iGaming industry, many are repealing state laws to allow this form of entertainment into their borders. Below, we discuss the history of gambling laws in New Jersey. Online Gambling The state was way ahead in its adoption of online gambling laws and ensuring that those who partook in it were safe and used reputable sources. Its first bill passed in 2011, stating that New Jersey residents who were over the age of 21 could place bets online. This was followed by lengthy legal proceedings discussing how and where bets took place. Mainly, they focused on where the bet was made. Did the bet originate from the computer terminal where it was placed, or at the server where it was processed? Without these early wranglings and discussions, it is doubtful that... Read more →

Two Shot in Atlantic City, One Person Dies

MAYS LANDING, NJ – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are cooperatively investigating the death of a man in Atlantic City, NJ. On Sunday, September 25, 2022, the Atlantic City Police Department responded to 1009 Pacific Avenue for reports of two victims with gunshot wounds. Both were provided medical treatment and transported to the emergency room. One of the males, Malae Johnson, 19, of Mays Landing, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office were notified and responded. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or... Read more →


DURING THE FREE FAMILY FUNDAY EVENT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10 AM – 12 PM CAMPUS TO PARTNER WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS     WHAT: In celebration of the beloved musical Annie (and Annie’s adorable rescue dog Sandy), coming to the Miller Theater October 11 – 16, 2022, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is inviting animal lovers everywhere to find their very own Sandy on Sunday, October 2 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM outside the Kimmel Center building. Partnering with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA), attendees will have the opportunity to meet dogs in need of a loving home. Guests will receive snacks (while supplies last) courtesy of Family Discovery Series sponsor Dietz & Watson.$35 Annie community rush tickets will be available for purchase during the event. WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2022 · 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM... Read more →

Another Shooting in AC: 19-Year-Old Male Shot and Killed in Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING, NJ – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are cooperatively investigating the death of a man in Atlantic City, NJ. 1009 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ scene of the deadly shooting (image courtesy of Google Maps) On Sunday, September 25, 2022, the Atlantic City Police Department responded to 1009 Pacific Avenue for reports of two victims with gunshot wounds. Both were provided medical treatment and transported to the emergency room. One of the males, Malae Johnson, 19, of Mays Landing, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office were notified and responded. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form... Read more →

Andrew James Osborne, 34, Charged with Murder of a Ocean Casino Resort Guest on Sept. 23

Ocean Casino Resort scene of the murder on September 23. Photo by Chris6d MAYS LANDING, NJ – The Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are investigating the death of a man in Atlantic City, NJ. On September 23, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a hotel room within the Ocean Casino Resort for an unresponsive male. The man, later identified as Brian Wilkinson, 47, of Egg Harbor Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene. If you like to gamble, you would much safer at home. And the place you and your friends should visit is the bonuscode online casino. The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy of the victim and determined the cause of death as stab wounds, and the manner of death was deemed a homicide. The investigation has resulted in the arrest of Andrew James... Read more →

LOWER TOWNSHIP CRIME REPORT (9-12-22 to 9-18-22)

DOWN THE SHORE CNBNews graphic files The Lower Township Police Department responded to or initiated a total of 1204 calls, averaging a total of 172 calls per day. Police also made a total of 6 arrests during this period. Below is a breakdown of incidents by date: 9-12-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 4 Fire Related Calls - 5 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 1 Traffic Enforcement - 17 Public Services – 108 Domestic Violence Incidents - 3 Burglary – Bayshore Rd., Fishing Creek Theft – E. Hudson Ave., Villas Theft – E. Miami Ave., Villas 9-13-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 3 Fire Related Calls - 4 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 2 Traffic Enforcement - 15 Public Services - 100 Domestic Violence Incidents - 0 Fraud – E. Pacific Ave., Villas 9-14-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 5 Fire Related Calls - 4 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 2 Traffic Enforcement - 14 Public Services - 127... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Capriccio Wins USA Today 10 BEST #1 U.S. Casino Restaurant

Award-Winning Restaurant takes top place four of the last five years ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 19, 2022) – Resorts Casino Hotel is thrilled to announce that Capriccio has been voted for the third consecutive year as Best U.S. Casino Restaurant by USA TODAY’s Capriccio earned the #1 spot among all casino restaurants in the county and takes first place for 2022! “We are honored to announce Capriccio has taken home #1 U.S. Casino Restaurant again. The team’s dedication and hard work reflect us receiving this award four of the last five years,” said Mark Giannantonio, President & CEO of Resorts Casino Hotel. “Our team at Capriccio delivers an exceptional fine dining experience and excellent guest service daily.” Capriccio, an upscale Italian Restaurant, serves mouthwatering Italian cuisine and features a beautiful dining room. Guests can dine outside on the veranda, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the world-famous... Read more →

Atlantic City Residents Offered Career Opportunities In Energy Through New Workforce Development Program

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (September 7, 2022) – Plans are in place to give residents of Atlantic City new opportunities for careers in the energy field through a new workforce development initiative announced today by the City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Electric. The Atlantic City Infrastructure Program would focus on under-resourced community members in Atlantic City, enabling participants to gain utility training and work-ready skills to prepare them for promising careers in the energy field. The Atlantic City Infrastructure Program is intended to build on a broader six-year, $6.5 million South Jersey Workforce Development Program that Atlantic City Electric launched in 2019. This program would be executed through an effort with four South Jersey workforce development boards and three vocational schools. “The Small Administration is laser-focused on workforce development in our community,” said Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. “It’s important we give our residents as many options as... Read more →

CNB Traffic Alert: Elmira Street in Cape May and Leaming Avenue in West Cape May Closed Sept. 7 to Oct. 15

Road Closures Required for Cape May Substation Reliability Project Work BACKGROUND: Atlantic City Electric is currently upgrading and modernizing its existing substation on Elmira Street in Cape May to improve reliability for thousands of customers in Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point, as well as visitors to the region. This new, modern facility will reduce the impacts of severe storms, leading to fewer storm-related outages. Starting in early September, crews will use a crane for new utility poles, wire and associated energy infrastructure installation in close proximity to the substation. To safely perform this work, Atlantic City Electric is required to close portions of Elmira Street (north of Venice Avenue) and Leaming Avenue (south of Park Boulevard), with no local access, from September 7 through October 15, weather permitting. Atlantic City Electric is committed to minimizing potential impacts on local traffic, businesses and the community, and appreciates... Read more →

Albright Student Athletes from South Jersey Compete in NCAA Athletics

READING, PA (09/06/2022)-- Albright College students are competing as members of the Lions' NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams this fall. Local athletes include: Boyle Stephan of Woodbury, N.J. (08096) is a member of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer team at Albright College this fall. A graduate of Woodbury High School, Boyle is a junior computer science major at Albright. Britton Jada of Columbus, N.J. (08022) is a member of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer team at Albright College this fall. A graduate of United Nations Internatl Sch, Britton is a senior business administration major at Albright. Broadhurst Damian of Audubon, N.J. (08106) is a member of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer team at Albright College this fall. A graduate of Audubon Junior-Senior High School, Broadhurst is a first year accounting and the alpha program major at Albright. Cloud Brett of Riverside, N.J. (08075) is a member... Read more →

Camden City Puppy Killer Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail

CNBNews graphic files MAYS LANDING NJ – Following a guilty plea to a third-degree animal cruelty charge, Gary Moore, 39, of Camden City, was sentenced to three years in state prison on August 26, 2022, by the Honorable Dorothy Garrabrant, J.S.C. Moore pled guilty to the crime in July of 2022. In his guilty plea, Moore admitted to intentionally killing his then girlfriend’s dog, a Yorkshire Terrier puppy, when he was angry with his girlfriend. The case began as a joint investigation between the Atlantic City Police Department and the Animal Cruelty Prosecution Unit of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Moore was ordered to pay restitution to the Prosecutor’s Office for the fees incurred in conducting a necropsy on the puppy. Moore will also be required to complete community service as part of his sentence as the law requires. Gary Moore Citizens are urged to report any instances of animal... Read more →

Lester Robinson of Atlantic City Charged with Allegedly Shooting Malikah McLaughlin (26 years old)

MAYS LANDING – Lester Robinson of Atlantic City has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Malikah McLaughlin (26 years old) of Atlantic City. Robinson (28 years old) has been charged with the following: • 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:11-3A(1) – Conspiracy to Commit Murder • C:39-7B(1) – Certain Persons Not To Possess Weapons • 2C:39-5B (1) – Unlawful Possession of a Weapon • 2C:39-4A (1) – Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose Robinson was arrested on August 31, 2022, without incident and has been lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at approximately 1:09 a.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a 911 call in reference to a shooting on the unit block South Bellevue Avenue. Officers located Malikah McLaughlin laying on the street unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. An autopsy revealed the... Read more →

Lower Township Police Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers

(CNBNEWSNET)--(AUGUST 18, 2022)--The Lower Township Police Department will be participating in this year's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Statewide Labor Day Crackdown between August 19 - September 5, 2022. Impaired driving is one of the most often committed crimes, randomly killing someone in America every 48 minutes and nearly 30 people a day. That means you, your family or friends are just as likely to be innocent victims. Nationally, impaired driving fatalities are on the rise. Almost 11,000 people are killed each year. More than 300,000 people are injured. Every year more than 1 million impaired drivers are arrested in the United States. However, for every one arrest, hundreds of other impaired drivers are not apprehended, putting all roadway users at risk. Repeat offenders account for a high number of alcohol-related crashes. We have come to a crossroads in our efforts to prevent this deadly crime. America is at... Read more →

Down The Shore: Outdoor Adventure in AC

Atlantic City is committed to making every visit a memorable experience, no matter the time of year. As we welcome the anticipated summer season, the city’s outdoor experiences continue to grow with fun-filled activities suitable for both kids and adults. Let’s explore some of the top outdoor experiences that will surely enhance your group visit or vacation at the shore! Atlantic City Cruises Begin your oceanside getaway by making Atlantic City Cruises a part of your itinerary this season. Feel the waves of excitement by boarding the Cruisin’ 1 boat where you can choose from a range of exclusive tours for daily sightseeing adventures of Atlantic City. Get up close and personal with the beautiful Atlantic Bottle-Nosed Dolphins as this cruise is the most celebrated adventure experienced by oceanographers and mammal lovers. If a happy hour or evening cruise is more your speed, be sure to board the Atlantic City... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Upgrading Customers to New Smart Meters

Smart Energy Network upgrades will enhance grid reliability, provide better information during outages, and support new energy saving tools and programs MAYS LANDING, N.J. (August 4, 2022) – Atlantic City Electric will start the broad installation of new smart meters for its nearly 565,000 customers beginning in September and continuing through 2024. These upgrades are a key element of Atlantic City Electric’s Smart Energy Network, the company’s efforts to create smarter and more resilient energy infrastructure while providing new tools for an enhanced customer experience. “We’re extremely excited about our smart meter installation and the benefits that the Smart Energy Network will provide for our customers,” said Morlon Bell-Izzard, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. “Once the network is fully operational, customers will have greater control over their energy use so they can make more informed decisions about how they manage... Read more →


Ocean City, NJ – The Scarborough Inn, one of A Mother’s Rest (AMR’s) most generous “Porch Partners”, has offered to host eight 3-night caregiver retreats in 2022. On September 16-19th, The Scarborough Inn will welcome bio and adoptive moms of children with disabilities, women caring for their Wounded Warriors and other spouses, and those caring for their own aging parents. Additional retreats are planned in September, October, and November. The Scarborough Inn was founded in 1895 and is the oldest hotel in Ocean City, NJ, located in the heart of the Downtown Historic District. Guests of AMR can walk to the beach, visit the Asbury Avenue shops, the boardwalk, or simply spend time enjoying much-needed sleep. “From the moment the "Moms" arrived, you could feel their excitement! They took this time at the Inn and used it exactly how they wanted...some slept in, maybe for the first time in a... Read more →

Puppy Killer Gary Moore, of Atlantic City Pleads Guilty to Killing Seven Pound Yorkshire Terrier

MAYS LANDING – On July 15, 2022, Gary Moore, age 39 of Atlantic City, NJ entered a guilty plea to 3rd degree animal cruelty charge resulting in the death of a 7 pound Yorkshire Terrier puppy named Mommas. The terms of his plea agreement with the State require a New Jersey State Prison sentence of 3 years. Moore is scheduled to be sentenced on August 26, 2022 before the Honorable Dorothy Garrabrant J.S.C. On January 7, 2020, Atlantic City Police responded to a 911 call from a very emotionally upset woman who came home to find the body of her deceased puppy. Detective Malik Tolbert, one of the officers who responded to the call, entered the victim’s apartment to find her hysterical. She told police she came home from work and could not find her Yorkshire Terrier puppy, Mommas. She continued to look for the dog and eventually found the... Read more →

Down The Shore: AC Electric and Contract Callers Job Opportunities July 26

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 25, 2022)--Join Atlantic City Electric and Contract Callers, Inc. (CCI) for an information session about workforce development programs and career opportunities which include free, on the job training. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. City Hall of Atlantic City 1301 Bacharach Blvd. Atlantic City, N.J. For more information, please contact Rachele Dorsey at 202-428-1244 or Read more →

$21 Million Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project Underway

The project began in the 100-unit block of Atlantic Avenue. (image courtesy of Google maps) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Phase I of the Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project – also known as the “Road Diet” – began July 20, 2022, at Maine and Atlantic Avenues. The project will reduce lanes along Atlantic Avenue from four to two with a bike lane added on each side of the street. Other highlights of the project include freshly paved roads, brand new sidewalks, streetscaping, synchronized traffic lights at each intersection, improved lighting and the installation of fiberoptic. “Studies show that Atlantic Avenue is one of the most dangerous streets in America between fatalities and everything else,” said Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. “I couldn’t be happier as Mayor as we embark on this historic journey to improve Atlantic Avenue.” “This project will not just improve the quality of life for the residents, but... Read more →

*988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Now Available Nationwide

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This dialing code was activated on Saturday, July 16 to everyone across the United States. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Signed into law in 2020, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act authorized 988 as the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. As part of the law, all telephone service providers in the U.S. had to activate the number no later than July 16, 2022. Veterans can use this new option by dialing 988 and pressing 1 to contact the Veterans Crisis Line. Veterans may still reach... Read more →

New Initiative in AC to Address Quality of Life Issues

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Non-partisan public and private partners have been established between the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office, Atlantic City Police Department, the Atlantic City Casino At-Risk Initiative, and local businesses. Atlantic City casinos Atlantic City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz and Chief James Sarkos of the ACPD have brought these stakeholders together multiple times over the last five weeks to address quality-of-life crimes on the streets and in the businesses of Atlantic City. This group has cited a number of interrelated problems including drug addiction, mental health, retail theft rings, shoplifting, panhandling, and the illegal use of ATVs. Through these efforts, ACPO and its partners have identified a significant number of people who are continually committing these offenses. Many of them have been engaged by the ACPD and social services dozens of times and have been unable or unwilling to access any help or treatment. During the Covid-19 pandemic, municipal courts... Read more →

Tyreek Crawford, 20, of Egg Harbor Charged with Murder

MAYS LANDING – A 20-year-old Egg Harbor Township man has been charged with murder in connection with a February 10, 2022, shooting in Somers Point, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor Office. It is alleged Tyreek Crawford shot and killed Joshua Hannah in the Somers Point Village Apartments, 50 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point, NJ. Tyreek Crawford, 20 years old Two additional charges have also been filed against Crawford related to the investigation: Possession of a Weapon (Firearm) for a Unlawful Purpose & Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Firearm). On February 10, 2022, at approximately 8:27 p.m., Somers Point Police responded to a 911 call for a shooting within the complex. A short time thereafter, officers located the victim, Joshua Hannah suffering from a gunshot wound. Mr. Hannah was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy performed on Mr. Hannah determined the cause of... Read more →

CNBNews Comment Rules: No More Unsigned Remarks

We no longer accept comments with an anonymous name or a fictitious name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name, street address, phone number, and a working email address. Only your name will be published. The information we request is no different than what Facebook, Twitter, etc ask for. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back up your statement. If a person is a regular contributor and only wants to use their first or last name with their comment we will allow that as long as we know the individual. I appreciate your support, William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor Read more →

HELP WANTED: The Botanist New Jersey Holding Open Hire Event

The Botanist New Jersey is holding a open hire event on Monday, July 18, from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Stockton University, Atlantic City Campus. Open positions include: Processing Technician, Facilities/Maintenance and Dispensary Attendant. space donated by CNBNewsnet Read more →

Atlantic City Police Arrest Man Wanted in Pennsylvania with Guns and Drugs

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 12, 2022)---On July 3, 2022, a motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of a man wanted in Pennsylvania and the recovery of a handgun and drugs. At 9:06 PM, Officer Matthew Talavera conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue. During the stop, Jovy Delphine was placed in custody after being found in possession of a loaded handgun. K-9 Officer Jesse Oliver- CRIME Logan and his K-9 partner Gee assisted. K-9 Gee, trained in narcotics detection, indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Officers located more than 21 grams of cocaine and several loaded high-capacity magazines in the vehicle. Delphine who initially provided false information was found to have an active arrest warrant from Norristown, PA. ARRESTED: Jovy Delphine, 27, of Philadelphia, PA. CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, possession of... Read more →

Mays Landing Resident Sentenced to Prison for Luring

In 2018, the Convict was Released Early from Prison under NJ Bail Reform Law MAYS LANDING, NJ--Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on July 8, 2022, Richard Hoffman, 27, of Mays Landing, was sentenced by the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, P.J.Cr.P, to five years New Jersey State Prison as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to Luring in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6, in connection with a series of events that occurred in Toms River between September 4, 2018 and September 5, 2018. Judge Ryan also ordered Hoffman to register as a Megan’s Law Offender, and that he be subject to Parole Supervision for Life. Hoffman pled guilty before Judge Ryan on February 14, 2022. Hoffman was arrested on September 5, 2018, as part of Operation Open House – a multi-agency undercover operation led by the New Jersey Department of Criminal Justice, New Jersey Regional Internet Crimes... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE Atlantic City Air Show Just Weeks Away

RELATED: DOWN THE SHORE ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 5, 2022)--Join us in the only private, VIP viewing area on the beach for the Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow, right in the center of the show’s flight path! This year’s event features the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet and many more civilian and military aerial demonstrations! The only private, VIP viewing area on the beach for the Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow, right in the center of the show’s flight path! This year’s event features the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet and many more civilian and military aerial demonstrations! What is included with my Flight Line Club ticket? General admission ticket to access the Flightline Club Access to private beach area in the center of the Airshow’s flight path, with tents, tables, and chairs Quality... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Lower Township Police Dept. Weekly Crime Report

Weekly Crime Blotter - 6-20-22 to 6-26-22 The Lower Township Police Department responded to or initiated a total of 961 calls, averaging a total of 138 calls per day. Police also made a total of 6 arrests during this period. Below is a breakdown of incidents by date: 6-20-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 8 Fire Related Calls - 1 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 1 Traffic Enforcement - 14 Public Services – 59 Domestic Violence Incidents - 0 Motor Vehicle Theft – Bayshore Rd., Villas 6-21-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 3 Fire Related Calls - 3 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 2 Traffic Enforcement - 8 Public Services - 71 Domestic Violence Incidents - 0 Fraud – Desoto Ave., Villas 6-22-22 Non-Criminal Incidents - 3 Fire Related Calls - 1 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 1 Traffic Enforcement - 11 Public Services - 109 Domestic Violence Incidents - 3 Theft – Langley Rd., Erma Theft... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Mojito Monday! July 11th

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates National Mojito Day on Monday, July 11 $2 Classic Mojitos for Guests during Special Happy Hour ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 5, 2022)--It’s become the poster child of summer cocktails – a cool, refreshing mojito. This mint-forward, the rum-based drink is so beloved that it has its own holiday that falls every year on July 11th. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Atlantic City (inside Tropicana Casino & Resort) will celebrate National Mojito Day with $2 classic mojitos at the bar during happy hour, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. All mojitos are made with Cuba Libre White Rum, fresh-pressed sugar cane (guarapo), lime juice, mint, and a splash of soda. This rum-based highball was believed to have first been concocted in Havana, Cuba and its origins date back hundreds of years. Apparently, the early mojito was initially a medicinal drink that... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Lower Township Police Officers Receive Promotions

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The Lower Township Police Department promoted three Lieutenants, all of who took the Oath of Office at the Lower Township Council Meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022. The department also appointed a new Detective Sergeant. The promoted officers listed by rank and seniority are: Lieutenant Michael Majane - #170, is a 20-year veteran of the police department. He has lifelong ties to the community of Lower Township and his father, Frank Majane, was a retired Lieutenant from the Lower Township Police Department. He is a 1999 graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School. In 2000, he began his Law Enforcement career as a Class 2 Special Officer with the Wildwood Police Department. Lt. Majane then worked for the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office until he was hired full-time as a police officer in 2001 with the Lower Township Police Department. In 2010, he was assigned to the Detective... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Lower Township Police Apprehend Car Thief After High Speed Chase

Lower Township, NJ (July 1, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)- On June 20, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m. officers from the Lower Township Patrol Division3 were in the area of the North Cape May Wawa convenience store monitoring local activity. They observed a vehicle leave the parking lot traveling northbound on Bayshore Road at a high rate of speed with a pedestrian on top of the vehicle. Shortly after that vehicle left the parking lot, another motor vehicle left the parking lot hastily, in what appeared to be giving chase. Officers immediately attempted to locate the vehicles as they were traveling at a high rate of speed and quickly were out of the area of North Cape May. Officers located the above vehicles at the intersection of Bayshore and Fishing Creek Roads, where they observed the second vehicle attempting to block the first vehicle, with the pedestrian still on top. The first vehicle with... Read more →

Down The Shore: North Cape May Fireworks Festival July 2-3; Douglas Park and Beach Drive Close

The Lower Township Police Department will close Beach Drive and Shore Road to all street parking from Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. until the conclusion of the fireworks event at approximately 11:00 p.m. that evening. There will be “No Parking” signs posted along Beach and Shore Drive. Additionally, due to the large volume of pedestrians on the bay front attending the event, this area will also be closed to all vehicular and bicycle traffic from Town Bank Road to Lincoln Boulevard in North Cape May from 3:00 p.m. on July 3rd until the conclusion of the event. David C. Douglass Park will be closed July 3nd at 12:00 a.m.. and re-open on July 4th. The last block of Washington Boulevard, from Atlantic Avenue to Beach Drive, will be posted “No Parking” from July 2nd at 10:00 a.m. until July 4th to allow for the set up and breakdown... Read more →

Down to the Shore: Vanessa Wong owner of Fishtown Social Headed to Ventor NJ

by Allanah Richman | Special to CNBNewsnet Photo Credit: Mike Prince VENTOR, NJ (July 1, 2022)--In 2016, Vanessa Wong opened Fishtown Social, a natural wine shop and bar which has seen great success in an area of Philadelphia vast with growth and development. Now, she’s expanding on that success, and looking towards the Jersey Shore for her next two ventures. On Friday, July 1, Wong opened the doors to Wahine Wine Company and Fish & Whistle Market. The two new businesses will be located next door to each other in a newly constructed building at 101 N. Dorset Avenue near the foot of the Dorset Avenue Bridge in Ventnor, NJ. Wahine Wine Company will be similar to Fishtown Social, with the shelves stocked with natural wines, while also offering craft spirits and beers thanks to New Jersey’s liquor laws. Fish & Whistle Market will be a gourmet market focused on... Read more →

MOORESTOWN Lawn Chair Concert Series

2022 Lawn Chair Concert Series – June 6 and 13 FREE Outdoor Concerts RETURN to Moorestown this Summer! Bring your lawn chair to Perkins Center for the Arts Evergreen Lawn and enjoy appropriately, socially distant, free concerts featuring Perkins’ Conservatory of Music faculty and their professional colleagues. This annual Summer event will feature two concerts at our Moorestown location. Bring your family and friends (including pets) to our Moorestown Center and enjoy a picnic on our Evergreen Lawn during the concert! This year’s concert series kicks off in June with the music of The Golden Eagle Band! Monday, June 6 | 6:30 PM Event: Concert starts with Children’s entertainment from Beverly Pugh Corry Main Act: The Golden Eagle Band @ 7:00 PM Monday, June 13 | 6:30 PM Event: The concert opens with Children’s entertainment from Beverly Pugh Corry Main event: All Tuned Up @ 7:00 PM This series is... Read more →

Laquay Gibbs, of Egg Harbor, Arrested for Narcotic Offenses

Laquay Gibbs MAYS LANDING –An Egg Harbor City man has been arrested and charged with numerous narcotics offenses, following a Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit investigation that began in December 2021, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On May 4, 2022, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant upon a 2020 Acura TLX at 805 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ. Laquay Gibbs, 40, of Egg Harbor City was arrested during a pedestrian stop prior to the execution of the search warrant. Members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit recovered the following items during the execution of the search warrant: -A black bag containing approximately 16.8 grams of suspected heroin -approx. 500 wax folds of suspected heroin -several hundred empty white wax bags -digital scale -cut measuring straw with plastic spoon -one-gallon Zip-Lock bag filled with tan... Read more →

CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 30 eastbound closed to westbound lanes for pavement project in Atlantic County

One lane of traffic to be maintained in each direction during closures (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a portion of Route 30 eastbound was closed today with traffic shifted to the westbound lanes as a pavement repair project begins on Route 30 in Camden and Atlantic Counties. Earlier today, Wednesday, February 23, NJDOT’s contractor, A.E. Stone., closed Route 30 eastbound between Fleming Pike and Spring Road in Winslow and shifted one lane of eastbound traffic onto the westbound side of the roadway. Route 30 normally carries two lanes of traffic in each direction. The closures are necessary to complete drainage work. When the work is completed on the eastbound side of the road, the westbound side of the road will be closed with traffic shifted onto the eastbound side. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction through May 14 when two... Read more →

Investigation Into Somers Point Shooting Continues

MAYS LANDING- The ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Somers Point Police Department are cooperatively investigating the fatal shooting of a man Thursday evening, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Thursday evening, February 10, ACPO Major Crimes investigators responded to the Somers Point Village for a report of a male gunshot victim. The Somers Point Police Department responded to a 911 emergency call Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, at 8:26 p.m., in reference to a shooting at 50 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point. Upon arrival Joshua Hannah, 34, of Somers Point was found suffering from gunshot wounds. Hannah was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Campus, but succumbed to his injuries. This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information involving this homicide or other serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at Read more →

Why Asians in New Jersey Prefer Online Casinos

New Jersey is home to Atlantic City, one of the biggest hubs for casinos, boardwalks, and beaches. It is second to Vegas as the go-to for gamblers in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Since gambling is legal in the city and land-based casinos are generally accessible, over 70% of Jersey residents have reported that they have gambled in the past year. Statistics also show that 75% of gamblers in New Jersey prefer land-based casinos. This description is primarily valid for Whites and Hispanic residents in the city. However, it appears that a significant portion of Asian gamblers, about 40%, prefer gambling through online casinos at the review website for asian gamblers. This strong preference of Asians for online casinos could potentially change the gambling statistics in New Jersey. According to the data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Asian population in New Jersey has considerably... Read more →


We Worry About "Mom and Pop" Stores Surviving (VI)

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Store Closings in 2022 We've been doing a lot of talking and worrying, with cause, about "mom and pop" stores and if they can survive by the time the pandemic ends. During this time, however, we haven't been looking at big box stores and those which have been in operations for more than a century. There is always "good news/bad news" in issues such as this. The good news/bad news is that if major mall stores close, the mom and pop stores pick up the slack - if they can survive that long. Some chain stores are closing completely, others are just changing their mode of operations. Is there a street corner in any city without a Starbucks? There will be more in the next year or two. The coffee store will be closing about 400 full-service stores but will be opening about 700... Read more →

Consumer Alert: Beware of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Scam

Consumers Who Believe They Have Been Misled or Scammed by Sellers of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Should File Complaint With OAG NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued a consumer alert warning New Yorkers about deceptive companies selling unregulated and potentially faulty over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. New York law requires that hearing aids only be sold by licensed audiologists or hearing aid dispensers after such a provider has performed an exam and fitting. Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule permitting the sale of a new category of OTC hearing aids that could be sold directly to consumers without an exam. While unregulated OTC hearing aids may work as intended, there is a risk that the devices could be defective or completely inadequate for the treatment of hearing loss. Advertisements for these new OTC hearing aids have already targeted New York consumers... Read more →