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CNB SPORTS NEWS: American Legion Baseball Alumni Players Who Reached The Big Leagues(B to C)

Baerga, Carlos Played American Legion Baseball: Guaynabo, P.R. Bagwell, Jeff Played American Legion Baseball: Post 75, Middletown, Conn. Baines, Harold Played American Legion Baseball: Post 70, Talbot, Md. Baker, Dusty Played American Legion Baseball: Post 412, Fair Oaks, Calif. Baldelli, Rocco Played American Legion Baseball: Rhode Island Bard, Daniel Played American Legion Baseball: Post 337, Pineville, N.C. Beimel, Joe Played American Legion Baseball: Post 511, Kersey, Pa. Belanger, Mark Played American Legion Baseball: Pittsfield, Mass. (reached 1960 ALWS) Belcher, Tim Played American Legion Baseball: Post 518, Ashley, Ohio (won state title in 1980) Bell, Jerry Played American Legion Baseball: Post 82, Nashville, Tenn. (reached ALWS in 1966) SOURCE AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL Read more →

Margaret M. Keel “Peg" former Respiratory Therapist and Home Health Aide

Margaret M. Keel “Peg” passed away peacefully on November 29, 2022. Peg went to be with her Lord Jesus at the age of 82. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl and Pam; grandchildren: John, Jennifer, Michael, Jessica, and Joshua; great grandchildren: Danielle, Savanna, Adrean, Summer, Gabriel, Lily, Kamrin, Hunter, Mia, Dominic, and Lilliana; and great great grandson Miles. She is also lovingly remembered by her friends and family. Peg was predeceased by her loving husband, George, of 33 years, and by her grandsons, Daniel and Jason. Peg was a long time member of Audubon Methodist Church. She was a former Respiratory Therapist and Home Health Aide. Peg was a faithful, humble, loving, caring, kind, and giving woman with a heart of gold and such a sweet spirit. A memorial gathering and celebration of life is planned for Monday, December 19th, 12:30 PM at Audubon Methodist Church, 314 W. Graisbury... Read more →

John J. Steinmacher, 77 of Audubon

Peacefully on November 29, 2022 at home in Audubon, NJ, surrounded by his loving family. Age 77 years. Loving father of Shirley (Robert Copenhafer) Steinmacher and John J. Steinmacher, Jr. (Natasha). Dear grandfather of Hayden and Eliot Copenhafer, Katherine Steinmacher and Keenan Cephas. "Papa John" to Nicole (Howard) Good, Eric Manganaro, Victoria, Howard, Nathaniel and Benjamin Good. Beloved son of the late Joseph and Alvera Steinmacher. Dear brother of Marlyn (the late John) Sterling. He is also survived by a dear cousin, Kathleen Garnich, nephews; John, Michael and Terry, his kitty, Betty Boop and many dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday, December 5, 9 to 10 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. Funeral service will follow at 10 AM. Interment Egg Harbor City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's memory to... Read more →

Arthur Kosciuk, age 92, of Audubon

Peacefully on November 17, 2022, with his family by his side, of Audubon, NJ. Age 92 years. Beloved husband of 58 years to the late Rita M. Kosciuk. Dear father of Mary C. Kosciuk, Eileen M. (Michael) Whilleson and Michael Kosciuk. He is also survived by two granchildren, Megan M. Mooney and Kaitlyn J. Kosciuk; and two great grandchildren, Siobhan and Liam. Funeral Service and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. The family requests contributions be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, Audubon & Collingswood, NJ. Read more →

Idella Jane Disney Mackle of Audubon

February 4, 1927 - November 12, 2022 A lifelong resident of Audubon, NJ, Idella Jane passed away on November 12, 2022 at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Mackle. Loving mother of Laurie A. (Stephen) Fox (nee Mackle. Devoted grandmother of Stephen J. Fox and Rebecca M. Fox. Cherished daughter of the late Howard and Theodora Disney, Sr. Dear sister of the late Howard (Kay) Disney, Jr. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, November 21, 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be private for family at Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. Read more →

Helen C (Fries) Wagner, age 98, of Audubon

You honor life by sharing your story. You honor life by recognizing those stories that mean something to you, and you carry on values, stories and lives by sharing. Our stories bring us together. Helen C. Wagner (nee Fries) was sharp as a tack. She never held back but was a gentle soul who had a story for everything. But, if you were out of line… you were OUT of the will! Helen was both hellfire and holy water. She came from, and was the youngest child of, a large family of German Emmigrants who came to America a little over 100 years ago. She was born in our nation’s cradle, Philadelphia and had spent her formative years in St. Vincent’s Orphanage. Helen made her career in Accounting and had spent her working years at Reliance Insurance in Philadelphia. Helen & her husband enjoyed a portion of their retired years... Read more →

GCHS Announces The Nicholas & Roselynn Calio Scholars Program VI

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Nicholas Calio, Class of 1961, and his wife Roselynn have been amazingly generous in giving back to the current generation of Ram students! After all, Mr. Calio recalls how Gloucester Catholic proved to be a solid stepping stone to his career as a successful Delaware Valley businessman. "I owe so much to the school and the opportunities I was presented to build a career for my family," said Mr. Calio. "Roselynn and I are grateful that we can help the next generation of students with their hopes and dreams." Mr. Calio earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova University and previously owned and served as Chairman of Rebling Plastics, Remcal Products and Resdel Corporation. The Calio Family, who reside in Bucks County, PA, have sponsored five previous GC Scholarship Programs (see photos below) and recently announced a new scholarship starting with the 2023-2024 school year... Read more →

Elaine Ksiazek (nee Sedlak),93, of Audubon

CNBNews graphic files On October 22, 2022, Elaine Ksiazek (nee Sedlak), age 93, passed away peacefully at home. Elaine was a resident of Audubon since 1977 when the family moved from Cramer Hill where they lived for many years. She was the daughter of the late Leopold and Gabriella Sedlak. Beloved wife of the late Walter Ksiazek. Elaine was a loving mother of Linda (David) Palmquist, Michael (Carol) Ksiazek, the late Marianne and William Kraus, Christine (Glenn) Wilson, and Richard (Barbara) Ksiazek. Elaine was a grandmother of 9 and a great-grandmother of 8. She is also predeceased by her siblings, William and Lee Sedlak Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to NJ Special Olympics, 1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville NJ 08648. Arrangements by Healey Funeral Home, Haddon Heights ( Read more →

CNB Political News: Claire Gustafson Campaign Signs

I’m Claire Gustafson, I was the Republican Party’s 2020 nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s First District. I’m proud of our race against the political cartel that rules South Jersey. With the help of the greatest volunteers any campaign has ever had we earned more votes than any Republican to run in New Jersey’s First Congressional District. We outperformed President Trump and our party’s nominee for US Senate. We earned the votes of more than 45,000 voters who are not registered Republicans. These are just a few reasons I have decided to run for Congress again in 2022. Unfortunately, South Jersey is ruled by a powerful political cartel. Our congressman is part of the cartel. When your big brother is the political boss, you do as you are told. Perhaps that is why Donald Norcross, by his own admission, as state Senator, led the charge on getting the Economic Opportunity... 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 →

GCN ARCHIVES 1948-2005)--Services Held For John J. Ryan Gloucester City News Employee (September 1, 1988)

EDITOR'S NOTE-(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(October 3, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) ( The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to +++++ Services Held For John J. Ryan Gloucester City News Employee by William E. Cleary, Sr., Editor & Publisher Published in the... Read more →

Geraldine A. Gorman (née DiNardo); Past Employee of NJ Superior Court

Geraldine A. Gorman (née DiNardo), lovingly known as “Gerry,” passed away on Sunday, September 25th, 2022. She was 84 years old. Gerry was the youngest of seven children born to George and Mae DiNardo of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, all of whom have predeceased her. She is survived by her three children, Wendy Gorman-Webb, Brenda Cade, and John Gorman Jr. (Susan). She was also the grandmother of Heather, Frank, Geoffrey, Gregory, and Jonathan and great-grandmother of Madison, Aidan, and Aubree. Before her retirement in 2000, Gerry dedicated twenty years to public service as an employee of the New Jersey Superior Court-Special Civil Part in Camden, New Jersey. Some of her many hobbies and interests included: crocheting, John Wayne movies, pugs, and Toby Keith. Gerry was a proud and devout member of the Roman Catholic Church. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a brief visitation on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 9:00–9:30 AM,... Read more →

Names of Businesses and Non-Profits in the 08030 Area Who Received PPP Loans Released by ProPublica

THE DATA PROVIDED BELOW IS FOR GLOUCESTER CITY AND BROOKLAWN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--ProPublica, an independent news organization that produces investigative journalism, released a CNBNews graphic files database of all the names of the businesses and non-profits that received money from the Paycheck Protection Program. The PPP is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. First Draw PPP loans can help fund payroll costs, including benefits. They may also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations. The Paycheck Protection Program, established by the CARES Act, is implemented by the Small Business Administration with support from the Department of the Treasury. This program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: 28 Camden County Communities Receive $25,000 Recreational Grants

Gloucester City Proprietors Park playground received a $25,000 grant for renovations. Monarch Painting is presenting putting a fresh coat of black paint on the lanterns at the park. (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 26, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Camden County Commissioner Board has approved the recommendations of the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland, and Historical Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to award $700,000 to 28 recreation facility enhancement projects and $405,000 to nine historic preservation projects throughout the CNBNews graphic file county. “These funds will be utilized for several purposes from improving recreational facilities as well as preserving multiple historic sites, ultimately making Camden County a better place to work, live and visit,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the county Division of Environmental Affairs. “Ranging from ball fields to park trails, these grants will ensure that our residents have top-quality outdoor spaces to enjoy. Additionally, these funds will preserve some of our... Read more →

CNB Traffic Alert: Al-Jo Curve Continues to be Closed Overnight

I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed and detoured overnight this week in Bellmawr, Camden County I-76 eastbound right lane also closed overnight this week (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, and the right lane on I-76 eastbound, are scheduled to be closed overnight this week as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Monday, September 19, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 20. Work will continue each night through Friday, September 23 during the same times. The Friday night work will be complete by 7 a.m. Saturday, September 24. The right lane on I-295 southbound after Exit 28/Route 168 and the right lane on I-76 eastbound near the Browning... Read more →

Audubon upsets Unbeaten Gloucester

Winless Audubon upset the unbeaten Lions Saturday 29 - 23 at Narducci Field. The Loss was the first regular season loss for Gloucester in 2 years. The Green Wave trailed by as much as 20 in the game, but with under a minute remaining and down 23 - 21, Audubon QB Scott Lynch took his team 70 yards for the game winning 14 yard touchdown pass to Amauri Pimentel. Pictured Audubon Scott Lynch Qb Lynch completed 20 passes for 330 yards and 4 TD's with 3 going to wide receiver Pimentel. The Green Wave was turned back twice early in the game inside the Lions 5 yard line. Gloucester's Jake Zearfoss paced the Lion's with 3 First Half touchdown Pictured Jake Zearfoss Read more →

Emma Madeline Wine, age 103, of Audubon

Emma Madeline Wine (nee Creely), age 103, died Monday, September 12, 2022, in Pitman, NJ. Emma was born in Toms River, NJ to William and Madeline (nee Hickman) Creely. Emma is predeceased by her husband Paul J. Wine and her sister Hester & her husband Robert Williams of Albuquerque, NM. Emma retired as a librarian for th CNBNews graphic file e city of Camden at the East Branch Library in Dudle Grange on Federal Street and was a longtime member of Audubon United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son Daniel & his wife Edith, grandson James and daughter Carol Thiel. Interment will be held privately at Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken. #crerancelebration #heartfelt © 2022 Creran Celebration LLC. All Rights Reserved Read more →

Daniel J. O’Brien of Vermont, age 77 formerly of Fairlawn and Gloucester City

Daniel J. O’Brien, age 77 years of Sandgate, Vermont, formerly of Fairlawn and Gloucester City, New Jersey, passed away on September 7, 2022. He was born on April 12, 1945 and raised in Audubon, New Jersey to the late Robert J. O’Brien and Margaret Mary Cooney O’Brien. Dan is predeceased by his former wife, Elizabeth Batten, and is the devoted father of their children, Danny O’Brien, Jr., David (Diane) O’Brien, and Bernadette (Bill) Yingling. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Sonja, and Cecelia. Dear brother of Robert J. (Cindy) O’Brien, Maureen O’Brien, Mary Ann (Gilbert) Guinoiseau, and the late Margaret O’Brien. A loving partner to Holly Fertel. Dan was also a caring friend and mentored to Lan Fertel, Sean (Tammy) Fertel, and their children Seth and Sophie. He was a proud alumna of Gloucester Catholic High School and Glassboro State College. He was an exceptional athlete in high school, earning four varsity... 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 →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It was announced this week on the Haddonfield Police Department's Facebook site that a state grant of $75,000 had been received. The purpose of the grant is to study the feasibility of combining the Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Haddonfield, Haddon Heights and Barrington. It is surprising that Haddonfield would want/need to decrease their property taxes. After all, Haddonfield is rich, isn't it? Well, the last year for which tax rates are available is 2019. At that time the average property tax rate for Haddonfield (which is 37th highest dollar amount of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey) is 3.125% which amounts to $16,121 a year. Haddon Heights' rate was 3.330% and Barrington was the highest rate of the three of at 4.400%. As an aside, Gloucester City's tax rate that year was 4.498%. When looking at property taxes, remember that the majority of... Read more →

Eileen Cafagna, age 81, of Audubon

On August 1, 2022, Eileen (nee Vogel), age 82, passed away. Born and raised in Camden, Eileen was a longtime resident of Audubon before moving to Haddon Township two years ago. Eileen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Michael J. Cafagna, and her sister, Donna Saracino. She is lovingly survived by her two daughters, Denise Tamburro (Husband, Jim) and Christine Cafagna (Husband, Jim Eddis); her four grandchildren, Nicholas Tamburro, Angela Tamburro, Charlotte Eddis, and Michael Eddis; her sister, June Kelly along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Donations may be made in her name to Samaritan Hospice c/o Samaritan Gift Processing Center, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425, or at Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Healey Funeral Home, Haddon Hts., NJ Read more →

Mary Lou A. Calhoun, age 76, Formerly of Audubon, Haddon Hts., Collingswood Teacher

On July 24, 2022, Mary Lou (nee Roth), age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. A longtime Audubon and Haddon Heights resident before moving permanently to Ventnor six years ago. She was a graduate of West Catholic High School and Gwynedd Mercy University. She taught for many years retiring from the Collingswood School System. She was an active parishioner at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights, serving many years in the choir and as a Eucharistic minister. She enjoyed gardening, walking the beach collecting seashells, and spending time with her family. Mary Lou is lovingly survived by her husband of 55 years, James H.; her five children, Jim (Noreen), Jacquie Schaefgen (Brian), Chris (Christine), Jane Hocker (late Raymond) and Jesse; her 11 grandchildren: Sean, Riley, Chloe, Brooke, Sydney, Bayleigh, Seamus, Jake, Chelsea, Brady and Lily; her sisters, Judy (Joe) and Sue (Chad); her brother, Steve (Monica) as... Read more →

Mary E. Yearly , of Audubon, age 98

Mary E. Yearly (Wilson), age 98. Predeceased by Parents, Agnes and Howard Wilson, Husband Francis Yearly, Brothers Jim and Howard Wilson, and Sister Jean Thompson. Dear Mother to Linda Yearly, Patrick Yearly (Elena), and Lisa McComb (Bruce). Loving Aunt to Bob Thompson (Becky), Bill Thompson, Barb Thompson, Sue Velasquez (Fred), and Michael Wilson. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Audubon High School and was one of the original Audubon Bon Bons Drum and Bugle Corps members. She was active with her sorority at Audubon High School and continued through her entire life, meeting them for lunches and socializing. Her friends were an essential part of her life. She married Fran Yearly in 1951 and lived most of her life in Audubon, NJ. She worked at Macy’s in Cherry Hill, NJ, for 25 years. She knitted beautiful baby sweater sets in her retirement and donated them to First Way and St.... Read more →

*NJ Fire Fighter Jobs Open (all jurisdictions)

Symbol: M9999D Title: FIRE FIGHTER Issue Date: 07/01/2022 Closing Date: 08/31/2022 Jurisdiction: ALL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS Salary: * Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated Workweek: 40 Hours per week Application Fee: $35.00 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: NOTE: Before proceeding, you MUST click here and read the "FIRE FIGHTER FACT SHEET". Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must meet residency preferences specified on the Fire Fighter Fact Sheet as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2022. Applicants must be at least 18 years old but not over 35 years old (one is over 35 years old on the day after his/her 35th birthday). An exception to the 35 year age limit is that volunteer Fire Fighters must not be over 40 years old as of their appointment date... Read more →

*Audubon High School Mattress Sale This Saturday

(CNBNewsnet)(August 16, 2022)--CALLING ALL HEROES!!! Get 10% off your mattress, pillow, mattress protector while you support the Audubon High School Marching Band. This offer is for teachers, veterans, healthcare workers, first responders. Please share with all your family and friends. Read more →

Buy Your Football Frenzy Ticket Today

The Football Frenzy Fundraiser works as follows: *Each individually numbered ticket has a list of professional football teams on the ticket. Each team is given a corresponding team letter/symbol to be used throughout the season. *On each ticket there is a list for each of the 18 weeks of the football regular season. Under each week is a combination of 3 letters/symbols that correspond to the teams listed on the front. These 3 letters/symbols are the teams you will use for that specific week of the season. Your 3 teams change every week. *For each week you add the scores of each of the 3 teams listed on the ticket for that specific week. The combined team scores are used as a weekly total. (Note: If a team listed for a specific week is on a bye week, you use the previous weeks score for that specific team.) *Prizes are... Read more →


CNBNewsnet photo GROWING UP GLOUCESTER- In the late 70s a bus load of Gloucesterites traveled to Philadelphia to see Elvis impersonator Ed Lucky perform. Some of those in the picture are (left to right) Helene Rettig, Jan Ferry, Jim Ferry, Kay Ferry, Peg Ferry, Bill and Babe Tourtual, Janet and Bob Bevan. (Standing)-Unknown, Connie Cleary and Bill Rettig. If you recognize anyone, let us know ( Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), or simply Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy. (source Wikipedia). WORDS & MUSIC BY... Read more →

Robert Charles Grubbs, of Audubon

Robert Charles Grubbs died on August 6, 2022 in the Health Center at Stonegates Retirement Community at Greenville, Delaware. Bob, as he was known, was born in Audubon, New Jersey on June 18, 1927. His mom, Mabel Francis Schuler Grubbs, was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1889 when her father was a bridge builder for the Santa Fe Railroad. His dad, Herbert Brooks Grubbs, was born on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1881. Ages were significant to Bob’s growing up years. His sister, Alice Grubbs Higgins, was 18 years old when he was born. His brothers John Arrington Grubbs, William Wellington Grubbs and Walter W. Grubbs all matured and married while Bob was still quite young and Bob experienced the life of an only child. These was the depression years of the ’30s. His father paid a young girl to teach Bob the piano... Read more →


AUDUBON, NJ (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Jennifer Beebe announced today that this year's Audubon Card is now available. Each card purchased helps to support Audubon High School Football program. Cost is just $20. And like previous years you will receive the $20 back in no time because of all the discounts being offered. To order your card Venmo me @ Jennifer-Beebe-6. The card will be delivered to you. Thank you for the support! RELATED CATEGORY: AUDUBON NEWS CNB SPORTS Read more →


A new PATCO weekday schedule will take effect on Monday, August 15, with trains running every eight minutes during rush hours. The time adjustments were developed to increase schedule reliability and streamline rush hour departures with equal time intervals. The new schedule maintains frequent train service based on ridership needs. New schedule at-a-glance: Weekday Service: Morning Owl Service – No change. Morning Rush Hours – Trains run every 8 minutes for peak westbound travel. Daytime – No change. Trains run every 15 minutes. Evening Rush Hours – Trains run every 8 minutes for peak eastbound travel. Late Evening – Trains run every 15 to 20 minutes. Weekend Service: No change. Trains generally operate every 20 minutes on Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays. While the new schedule maintains a high frequency of service, it utilizes fewer trains resulting in less wear and tear on train equipment. PATCO’s Equipment Department... Read more →

Clinton J. McCallicher, of Audubon Park, WWII US Navy Veteran and Korean War US Army Veteran

On August 11, 2022, of Audubon Park, NJ. Age 93 years. CNBNews graphic files Beloved companion of 43 years to Elizabeth J. Mathis. He is also survived by a son, two daughters and many extended families--children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with Elizabeth. Clint was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a Korean Conflict U.S. Army veteran. He was a self-employed master plumber with McCallicher Plumbing and Heating in Philadelphia, PA until his retirement. Clint was also a longtime former member of the Bordentown Elks club, an avid skiier, golfer and ballroom dancer. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10 to 11 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. Funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clint's memory to... Read more →

American Legion World Series Begins August 11; Meet The Eight Teams

By Richard Walker Aug 09, 2022 Teams arrive in Shelby on Tuesday for The American Legion World Series. Photo by Chet Strange/The American Legion Three of the eight teams in the 2022 American Legion World Series are making their first appearance in the tournament, which begins Aug. 11 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Troy (Ala.) Post 70, Camden (S.C.) Post 17 and League City (Texas) Post 554 are the first-time ALWS teams in the 95th edition of the event. Rounding out the field are two-time defending champion Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56, one-time champions Midland (Mich.) Post 165 and Omaha (Neb.) Post 1, and former ALWS participants Shrewsbury (Mass.) Post 397 and Chesapeake (Va.) Post 280. Idaho Falls is pursuing ALWS history, as no team has ever won three straight titles. The Post 56 Bandits come in after winning the Northwest Regional on Connor Hall’s game-winning... Read more →

Kathleen M. Dollarton, Audubon Court Clerk/Administrator

On July 31, 2022, Kathy (nee Olmstead) passed away unexpectedly at her home in Audubon. Born in Camden and raised in Audubon, Kathy worked most of her life for the Borough of Audubon Municipal Court retiring as Court Administrator. Kathy was predeceased by her devoted husband, Philip; her loving son, Stephen; her beloved grandson, Andrew Noon; her sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and James Kirby as well as her two nephews, James and Joseph Kirby. She is lovingly survived by Andrew's mother, Jennifer Noon (Kevin Rodenbeck); her nieces, Rosemary Kirby and Maureen McMonagle (Husband, Shawn); her great nephew, Daniel Kirby (Alexis Lannutti); her great great niece, Giselle Kirby. Kathy is also survived by many dear friends in both New Jersey and Florida. Funeral services and interment will be held privately in accordance with Kathy's wishes. Read more →

Joan C. Castaldi, age 90, formerly of Audubon

(nee DeSantis) Peacefully on July 28, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Formerly of Audubon, NJ. Age 90 years. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late Frank A. Castaldi. Dear mother of Patricia (Joseph) Paladino, Kathleen (Thomas) Musumeci, Susan (William) Lebb and Mark (Jacqueline) Castaldi. Loving grandmother of Michael, Daniel, Gina (Chris), Beth Ann (Timothy), Matthew (Alanna) and Kimberly (Shane) and great grandmother of Arabella, Rhyan, Julianna, Lilyanna, Liam, Jordyn, Cillian and Finn. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters, Shirley Kish and Marlene Phillips and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Castaldi was a member of the Audubon Junior Women's Club and involved with her children's PTA. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and spending time with her family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Wednesday, August 3, 9:30 to 11 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, 901 Hopkins Rd., Haddon Twp.,... Read more →

Gloucester City Cops and Good Samaritans Honored for Rescuing Accident Victim from Delaware River

image source Gloucester City Police Dept. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The police officers and civilians who helped rescue the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the Freedom Pier safety barrier were honored recently The car landed upside down in the Delaware River. Pictured from left to right are Mayor Dayl Baile, Officer John Bryszewski Jr., Officer Sean Gartland, and D/Sgt. Carlos Depoder received a Life-Saving Award for the water rescue. Good Samaritans Gene Blemmings, Michael Natrin, and Stratis Taniakos (not pictured), we’re presented with a proclamation from Assemblymen Bill Moen (wearing mask) and Mayor Baile for their help during the rescue. Below are excerpts from the incident reports filed by the police and fire departments that were obtained by CNBNews via an OPRA request. The following is from the police department incident report. Below from the Fire Department incident report. (To enlarge the print, click on the images)... Read more →

Ian C. Hayes, age 45 of Audubon, Member of K.I.S.S. Club

Ian C. Hayes, on July 17, 2022, of Audubon. Age 45. Beloved son of Patrice Hayes and Jodie Sullivan and the late Carl Schnitzius. Loving brother of Sean Hayes. Also survived by many extended family members with the Sullivan, Galanti, and Schnitzius families. Ian was a member of the K.I.S.S. Club and worked at RLS Logistics. Services are private at the request of the family. Read more →

Cornelius Bill Thurston, 62, of Audubon

On June 28, 2022. Age 62. Of Audubon. Survived by his daughter, Jessica Thurston and her mother, Joanne Thurston; 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Doris Price (nee Wireback) and Peter Price, Sr. as well as a brother. At the request of Bill’s family, services will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at under the obituary of Cornelius W. Thurston. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: Rt. 295 Southbound/Al-Jo Curve and Route 42 Northbound to Closed Friday Night

I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve and Route 42 northbound lanes and Exit 1B to be closed and detoured Friday night...Overnight closures necessary to repair attenuators... CNBNews graphic file (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Friday night closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, and the closure of Route 42 northbound lanes and Exit 1B to I-295 northbound for emergency guiderail and attenuator repairs as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. I-295 southbound closure The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 15 until 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16. The right lane on I-295 southbound also will be closed after Exit 28/Route 168. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The following detour... Read more →

Philadelphia Man Charged with Stabbing Woman at Acme Market in Audubon

Audubon (July 4, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)- A 40-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses for the stabbing of a woman in Audubon on Sunday afternoon, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Audubon Chief of Police Thomas J. Tassi announced. CNBNewsnet graphic files An investigation was conducted on Sunday by the Audubon Police Department and the CCPO Major Crimes Unit for a reported stabbing of a woman in the parking lot of the Acme store at 608 West Nicholson Road, Audubon. On Sunday afternoon Audubon Police officers took Altirik Higgins of Philadelphia into custody in connection to the stabbing. An investigation revealed that an 80-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times as she was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot. The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital where she remains hospitalized in stable condition. Higgins is charged with attempted murder, weapons offenses and he is... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie (Part 2)

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor CNBNews graphic files RELATED: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2022)(CNBNews)--I recently used the US News' evaluation of the nation's high schools to see if I could prove or disprove Newsweek's conclusion that Gloucester City High School (state ranking 183) is the second-best high school in the county. I came up with similar, but not identical, results. Here I found - US News' scoring was calculated primarily on subjective, liberal criteria.: 30% College readiness 20% State assessment proficiency 20% State Assessment compared with other US News expectations given the proportion of Blacks, Hispanics and Low-Income students 10% Underserved students' performance (scores on state assessments only for Black, Hispanic, and Low-Income students 10% College Curriculum Breath - 12th students who earned a qualifying score on Advanced Placement in multiple areas 10% Graduation rates Where Gloucester City High... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: What's New in the Country

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor image courtesy of (CNBNews)(July 1, 2022)--The past few weeks have been very active, if not confusing, concerning what has been in the news. A lot of people these days get their news online which is like reading the first paragraph of a book. There's a lot more behind the headlines. Let's take a look: 1. Disaster on the Border - Two days ago a semi was found in San Antonio, Texas. A city worker heard cries from inside. He found more than 60 illegal immigrants inside, most of them dead. There was no food, water or air conditioning. The driver and two other workers were eventually found and arrested while high on meth. There has been no further word. This would not have happened if the "stay in Mexico" policy were still in force. 2. Disaster in California - Two young Hispanic men... Read more →

Breathe Easy Signs Placed Throughout Camden County

(Blackwood, NJ) – Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ) recently donated 500 Breathe Easy signs to the Camden County Health Department in order to provide residents with smoke-free air in public green spaces. The goal of the donation is to distribute Breathe Easy signs to all 36 municipalities and in every park across Camden County, free of charge. These are metal signs that include the updated Smoke Free Air Act information and a no-marijuana symbol on them. “Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard that causes a variety of diseases, such as heart disease and various cancers, and an estimated 41,000 deaths among adults in this country each year, according to the CDC,” said Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “In 2006, New Jersey put a stop to smoking indoors, but it took more than 10 years for public outdoor... Read more →

Gloucester City's 4th of July Fireworks on the Waterfront Sat.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)---Gloucester City is thrilled to celebrate the founding of our great nation the evening of Saturday, June 25th at Proprietor's Park with a wonderful waterfront fireworks display. The park is located at King Street and Jersey Avenue at the Delaware River. In the above Google street view image, Proprietors Park is located on the left. Mayor, Council, and Celebrations Committee's 4th of July themed community event will have food, family friendly games, and a fancy festive Independence Day decorated bicycle and stroller procession. The Google Map below shows the exact location of Proprietors Park. Read more →

CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 42 southbound overnight ramp closures at Leaf Avenue continue

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced ramp closures will continue nightly this week on Route 42 southbound at Leaf Avenue/Exit 14 as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. This is a continuation of work that began last week. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Monday, June 20, until 5 a.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, and continuing each night through Friday, June 24, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the ramps from Leaf Avenue to Route 42 southbound and from Route 42 southbound to Leaf Avenue/Harding Avenue. The closures are necessary to continue placing steel beams. The following detours will be in place: Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road detour: Motorists traveling on Route 42 southbound wishing to take Exit 14 to Creek Road will be directed to continue on Route 42 southbound Take... Read more →

Anna E. Costello, 92, of Audubon

On June 12, 2022, Anna E. Costello, passed away. Anna was born 92 years ago in Audubon, NJ, the youngest of 8 siblings. A graduate of Audubon High School, Anna worked with CIGNA in Philadelphia for over 50 years. Anna lived a full life on her own terms quietly in her beloved home in Medford Lakes. She had a great love for dogs owning many throughout her life and she also enjoyed feeding the wildlife around her home. Anna was predeceased by her 7 brothers and sisters. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services under the direction of the Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Read more →

Daniel Richard Biviano, age 61, of Audubon

On June 5, 2022, Daniel Richard Biviano, age 61, passed away unexpectedly. Raised in Audubon, Dan was a graduate of Audubon High School. He worked for most of his life as a service manager in the automobile industry and he loved fishing. Daniel is the beloved father of Mattie. He is the loving son of Josephine "Jo" and the late, Richard T. Biviano. He is the devoted brother of Michael and his wife, Lynn and Jo Ann Biviano and her husband, Earl Lambert. He is also lovingly survived by four nieces and nephews, Alex, Julia, Bridget and Nickolas. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 4th Avenue and Kings Highway, Haddon Heights. Interment private. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ Read more →

Camden County Summer Concerts

2022 Summer Park Events Guide See What Summer Has to Offer in This Year's Jam Packed Guide, Including Many Concerts and Events The 2022 Park Events Guide is your family’s ticket to an amazing season of fun and entertainment. Celebrate Independence Day at the Camden County Freedom Festival at Wiggins Waterfront Park featuring a performance from the O’Jays or check out the cool sounds of the Sundown Music Series at the McLaughlin Norcross Memorial Dell at Haddon Lake Park. From kayaking to exercise classes, horseback riding and more, this summer’s lineup of events has something fun for everyone. Whether you want to hang out in a lawn chair or stretch out across a yoga mat, we’ll welcome you to the parks this summer. To see this year's guide digitally Click Here. Kenny G Kicks Off the 2022 Summer Concert Series The First of Many Amazing Shows this Summer The 2022... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: New Jersey American Water Announces 2022 Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Grant Recipients

23 departments receive over $41,000 in funding CAMDEN CITY N.J. – JUNE 8, 2022 – New Jersey American Water announced today the recipients of its 2022 Volunteer Fire and EMS Grant Program. This year, 23 volunteer fire and EMS departments located within the company’s service areas have been chosen to receive grants, totaling over $41,000, which will be used to support initiatives, training and/or upgraded equipment to help the responders better protect themselves and the communities they serve. “Safety is an integral part of our company and its culture. That is why we are proud to continue to support the everyday heroes that keep our communities safe through our Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Grant Program year after year,” said Mark Iannarella, Director of Health and Safety, New Jersey American Water and former volunteer firefighter, Pennsauken Fire Department. “These brave men and women work selflessly and tirelessly to safeguard our communities,... Read more →


(Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask-wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its effects have become more robust. If you are facing fear, anxiety, or depression because of COVID-19, do not ignore it, seek assistance and take care of yourself.” In New Jersey, residents who... Read more →

Patricia Semler, of Audubon Park, age 61

(nee Kenny) On May 26, 2022 after a length illness; of Audubon Park, NJ. Age 61 years. Beloved wife of Richard W. Semler. Devoted mother of Joseph (Ally Myers) Stanzilis, Cara (Brandon Wilcox) Stanzilis, and Lisa (David Seguin) Stanzilis. Loving grandmother of Ethan, Jesse, Wendy, Alex, Gidieon, Eliora, Tovah, Chase and Nathaniel. Dear sister of Cindy Smith, Carol Lynne (Tom) Gotthold, Donna (the late Bob) Nicholas, the late Betty Jane Celia, and the late Nancy Kenny-Emmerling (Tom). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday, June 3, 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patti's name to the American Lung Association ( Read more →

Virtua Health Nurse Ann Coyle of Audubon, Honored by Independence Blue Cross

Honored for Her Extraordinary Care and Compassion (Voorhees, NJ)…Virtua Health is proud to announce its own Ann Coyle, RNC-NIC (registered nurse certified in Neonatal Intensive Care), as an honoree of the Independence Blue Cross annual “Celebrate Caring” campaign, which highlights three nurses who demonstrate extraordinary care and compassion to their patients and community. For the last 39 years, Ann has taken care of Virtua’s tiniest patients and their families during what can be an incredibly stressful time. As the manager of the Perinatal Bereavement Program, Ann ensures that families who experience the loss of a pregnancy or an infant have access to a multidisciplinary range of services that provide comfort and support. Ann is also one of the organizers of Run with the Docs, an annual 5K held outside Virtua Voorhees Hospital that raises funds for the Perinatal Bereavement Program and involves the participation of several families Ann has supported... Read more →