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COVID-19 forces postponement of 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo threatening over $10 Billion worth of deals

Following the breaking news that IOC member Dick Pound has claimed that a postponement of the Olympic Games has now been all but agreed in light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; Conrad Wiacek, Head of Analysis & Consulting at Sportcal, a GlobalData company, offers his view on the postponement of... Read more →


NJ State Commission of Investigation Exams the Link Between Scrap Metal Yards and Drug Addicts

Several South Jersey scrap metal yards cited for violations William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI) released a 108 page report in June about scrap metal yards in the state helping addicts fund their drug habits by buying stolen metal products such as copper... Read more →


2015 Report: Gloucester City School Supt. and City Mayor Discuss Takeover of MEC Property

CNBNews note: A September 2015 article written by reporter Anne Forline reveals the plan for the City to assume the title to the Mary Ethel Costello School was first discussed almost three years ago between School Superintendent Joseph Rafferty and Mayor William James. Forline is the publisher and editor of The... Read more →


CNB March 2013 Archives:

Bellmawr Residents Okay Bond Referendum; Brooklawn Voters Against Proposed Middle School

By: Anne Forline (Gloucester City News March 21, 2013)Bellmawr’s highly anticipated $3 million roof referendum passed by 125 votes while Brooklawn’s $1.8 million referendum was voted down 121-109. Bellmawr School Superintendent, Annette Castiglione, confirmed the official numbers of 559 yes votes and 425 no votes and commented, “We are very happy... Read more →


CNB 2013 Archives: Gloucester City Board of Education Says School Choice Idea has Been Dropped...For Now

Thursday, February 28, 2013 photo by Anne Forline Quality Students - The student representatives smile after giving reports about their schools during the recent Gloucester City Board of Education meeting. The students are, from left: Mary Ethel Costello's Sophia Harley, Cold Springs School's Riley Marcheski, and Gloucester High's Stephaine Kauffman. By... Read more →


CNB January 2013 Archives: Bellmawr’s Village Shoppe Will Be Shown On Classroom Close-Up

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Looking over donations – Regina Andrews-Collette, Bellmawr School District’s social worker and president of the Bellmawr Education Association (BEA), looks through the donations at the clothing boutique in the school district’s Village Shoppe. The Village Shoppe will be featured on an... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Recognize the Signs and Seek Help Fast

October 18, 2017 Dear Editor, Stroke, the No. 3 leading cause of death in NJ, is largely treatable. The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover. If you or someone you love suffers a stroke, it’s important to recognize the signs and seek help FAST. In most... Read more →


Bellmawr Recreation Enhancement Waterfront Access Project Nears Completion

Aug. 31, 2017 By: Anne Forline The Bellmawr Recreation Enhancement Waterfront Access project — on Creek Road and across from Larc School — is nearing completion. At Council’s August 24, 2017 monthly meeting, Councilman Steve Sauter said that the work is being performed utilizing Highway Department personnel who are working along... Read more →


South Jersey Observer Editor Winner of the 2017 Society Professional Journalist Tim O'Brien Award

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BELLMAWR, NJ (May 19, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)--Congratulations to Bellmawr resident Anne Forline, editor of the South Jersey Observer who won the 2017 Society of Professional Journalist Tim O’Brien Award for Best Use of the NJ Open Public Records Law. This award honors the best reporting that uses... Read more →


Bellmawr Ranks #8 in Annual List of Top Ten Camden County Towns - South Jersey Observer

The 5 Towns Rounding Out The Top 25 Overall: Haddonfield Medford Moorestown Evesham Harrison Township The Top 10 In Camden County: Haddonfield Voorhees Cherry Hill Waterford Haddon Township Collingswood Gloucester Township Bellmawr Winslow Township Pine Hill Each year, South Jersey Magazine examines what makes South Jersey one of the best places... Read more →


Dept. of Transportation: Hugg-Harrison-Glover House in Bellmawr Wasn't Historic, After All

BELLMAWR -- The now-demolished Hugg-Harrison-Glover House (photo courtesy of NJ.com) wasn't historic, after all, and it was in pretty poor condition. That's according to the state Department of Transportation, which late Friday afternoon explained why it "removed" the apparently dilapidated structure where a Revolutionary War militia head once lived in the... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Body Language | cnbnews

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet Your dog is able to speak to you with his body; the trick is to be able to understand what he’s saying. If a dog’s ears have been cropped or his tail has been docked he may be unable to express himself with them. If a dog... Read more →


CNB PRESENTS...

NOVEMBER 2016 CHEERS AND JEERS

The poor condition of the windows on the west side of the municipal building have gotten worst since we first reported on this problem three years ago. (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Related: You Don't Forget That First Impression Related: Blight is Spreading in Gloucester City JEER—For three... Read more →


CNB Stats November; Average 3,445 Visitors Daily

Monthly Stats Report: 1 Nov - 30 Nov 2016 Summary Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to your website for another visit an hour or later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person has no cookie then this is... Read more →


Proposed New Site for Bellmawr's Historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House

BELLMAWR N.J. (November 18, 2016)--There is a proposed, new site location for Bellmawr’s historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House, Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek announced at Thursday night’s Caucus meeting. Mayor Filipek provided SJO with a copy of the Concept Plan that shows where the historic home would be moved from its present location in... Read more →


CNB Stats October; Average 3,111 Visitors Daily

Monthly Stats Report: 1 Oct - 31 Oct 2016 William E. Cleary Sr., CNBNewsnet Editor Summary Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to your website for another visit an hour or later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person... Read more →


CNB MAY 2012 ARCHIVES: Gloucester BOE OKs Three-Year Contract With Superintendent

PUBLISHEDTuesday, May 22, 2012 By Anne Forline Gloucester City News After returning from Executive Session during last week’s meeting, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) made a motion to approve Joseph Rafferty’s contract as the new school superintendent. BOE members approved a three-year contract for July 2012 through June 2015.... Read more →


CNB JUNE 2012 ARCHIVES: City School Board Spends $367,000 to Purchase Computers

PUBLISHED Thursday, June 28, 2012 By Anne Forline Gloucester City News The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) recognized Thomas Gray Stewart Jr. by awarding him a high school diploma through the “Operation Recognition” program during last week’s meeting. The program, a joint venture through the NJ Department of Military and... Read more →


CNBNewsnet Stats Report for August 2016...Average Number of Daily Visitors 3,675

RELATED:CNBNews stat report for September 2015 RELATED:CNBNews stat report for October 2015 Returning Visits- Basked purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to our website for another visit an hour or more later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person has no cookie then... Read more →


CNB April 2012 Archives :Mt. Ephraim Taxes To Increase $128

posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Anne Forline | Gloucester City News MOUNT EPHRAIM N.J.--During the April 5 Board of Commissioners meeting, Mayor Joseph Wolk and Commissioners Andrew Greenwald and Bruce Gilmore introduced the 2012 Municipal Budget and passed several resolutions and motions. In their 2012 Budget Message, the Commissioners outlined the... Read more →


CNB April 2012 Archives: City School Board Hires Local Resident for Superintendent Position

posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Anne Forline | Gloucester City News April 17, 2012 CNBNEWS NOTE: According to Mr. Rafferty the length of his contract and his salary are still being negotiated. That information will be announced when it is available. GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. --After returning from Executive Session during its... Read more →


Bellmawr's Teachers' Contract at Impasse - SJO

South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J.--Thursday afternoon (August 25) a group of teachers and their supporters gathered in front of Bell Oaks School in advance of the mediation meeting that was scheduled to take place at 3:30 p.m. Holding signs as they stood on Bell Road, the group showed solidarity by wearing... Read more →


CNB April 2012 Archives: Gloucester City School Budget Goes Up $1.7 Million

photo credit Anne Forline GLOUCESTER CITY N.J.--Quality Public Speakers - All smiles after doing a great job making presentations about their schools during the recent Gloucester Board of Education meeting are, from left: Charles Stewart of Cold Springs School, Ryan Beswick of Mary Ethel Costello and Raquel Cannon of the Highland... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Objectivity (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Recently, I reached out for help with a dog on social media. As a professional, I recognized that, due to my love for the dog, I had lost my objectivity and could not properly issue the restrictions and boundaries needed in order to correct the dog's behavior.... Read more →


CNB March 2012 Archives : School Board Approves Transfer Of Property To Gloucester City

PUBLISHED Friday, March 02, 2012 By Anne Forline Gloucester City News During last week’s Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Mayor Bill James addressed the board about acquiring Lot #1 Block Number 285.04. The Mayor said the City is moving forward with the Organic Diversions project, which will include the... Read more →


Girl Scouts Host Appreciation Luncheon for Bellmawr Police, Fire & EMS

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer Today, Bellmawr Girl Scout Troops #30215 and #30082 hosted an appreciation luncheon to honor Bellmawr Police, Fire, and EMS for their dedicated service to the community. Troop leader Debbie Allen said that the business community and the families of the Girl Scouts were “very generous”... Read more →


Royal Farms Construction Plans Approved by Bellmawr Zoning Board

Author: Anne Forline | The South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. (JULY 20, 2016)--The Bellmawr Zoning Board unanimously voted to approve, with conditions, the site plan for the new Royal Farms that will take shape at the old Walgreens on the corner of Browning Road and Black Horse Pike. Tuesday night’s meeting... Read more →


Bellmawr Police Officers Honored/Promoted

Author Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. --At its June 23, 2016 meeting, Bellmawr Council approved resolutions promoting and honoring members of the local police department. From left: Corporal Ronald Miller, Sergeant John Marrone, Captain Scott Parker, Corporal Arty Tessier, Police Chief William Walsh, Patrolman Dean Cooney, and Lieutenant... Read more →


Gloucester City Board of Education Increases Maximum Dollar Amount for Legal Services

Author: Anne Forline/South Jersey Observer GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (JUNE 21, 2016)--At its special meeting on Tuesday night, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) interviewed candidates for the vacancy left by Patrick Hagan, who resigned in May due to conflicts with college and work. The candidates who were listed on the... Read more →


Since Dec.2015 Bellmawr Has Hired 11 People

Author Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. MAY 28, 2016--Bellmawr Council approved a list of new hires at its May 26, 2016, Council meeting. Resolution #05:120-16 authorized the acceptance of new hires for the Borough of Bellmawr “as per attached.” Because the list was not attached to the agenda,... Read more →


MONDAY CEREMONIES LISTED:

In Honor of Memorial Day Flags Distributed at New St. Mary's Cemetery by Bell Oaks Students

Author: Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. --To commemorate Memorial Day, approximately 2,000 flags were recently distributed at New St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bellmawr by Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School students and members of VFW 9563 and VFW 7410. Bellmawr Councilman Ray Bider, who is also the President of... Read more →


Bellmawr Board of Education Releases Info on Parking Problem and Pre-School Lottery

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. May 28, 2016--Bell Oaks Principal, Anthony Farinelli, said at Wednesday’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting that a lottery was recently administered for the 25 available slots for three-year-old students. Farinelli spoke on behalf of School Superintendent, Annette Castiglione, who was absent from the... Read more →


Annual Scott Kaplan Memorial Swim set for May 19 in Sewell | Catholic Star Herald

AUTHOR ANNE FORLINE | The Catholic Star Herald SEWELL N.J. --The 10th Annual Scott Kaplan Memorial Swim Event will take place on Thursday, May 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the GATI Pool, 1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell. This annual swim event is held to celebrate the life of 2005 Gloucester Catholic High... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Gloucester City's School 2016-17 Budget Totals $47,627,539; Taxes Increasing

Author Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. On May 5, Gloucester City School District Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Peg McDonnell, presented the district’s 2016-17 budget in the amount of $47,627,539 and the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) voted to approve and adopt it. 2016-17 Budget As for any... Read more →


Public Pressure Forces Gloucester City School Board to Reconsider Dismissal of 2 Employees

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (May 13, 2016)--During the last two Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) meetings, there has been a large, public show of support for two staff members who were rumored to be losing their positions in the district. The two staff members are... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Board of Education Discusses Potential Cuts; RIF Notices

Author: Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer MOUNT EPHRIAM N.J. May 10, 2016--Members of the public addressed the Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) Monday night to ask about rumors that “everything” is being cut from the budget and that district teachers have received reduction in force notices, or RIF. Several... Read more →


Bellmawr Councilman Proposes Term Limits for Mayor and Members of Borough Council

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. (April 28, 2016)--Councilman Paul Sandock wants to put a question on November’s ballot that would limit term limits for Mayor and Council. At Thursday’s monthly council meeting, Sandrock said: “I am going to solicit this body to place on the November ballot a... Read more →


Mallory the Tripod Pit Bull Gets a Second Chance at Life

English: American pit bull terrier (named Tuttle) seated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On October 2013, Sandy Hagan of Pennsylvania was just scrolling through her Facebook feed when she stopped to look more closely at a picture of Mallory, a Pit Bull mix who had been rescued by New Jersey-based Rescue Dogs Rock.... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: New Contract For Mt. Ephraim School Supt. Being Discussed by School Board

Author: Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer MOUNT EPHRAIM N.J. --During its April 11 meeting, Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) discussed the contract renewal terms for School Superintendent, Leslie Koller. Board member Carl Ingram stated that Ms. Koller chose not to go into Executive Session to discuss the terms of... Read more →


Bellmawr Council Candidates Give Their Views on Local Government Transparency | SJ Observer

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J.--Today, April 9, Councilman David Spector posted on his David Spector for image source: http://westeastonpa.com Council Facebook page: “Bellmawr could and should be a leader in E-Government, also called Open Government, like Utah. Increasing transparency and easy access to information and services is key... Read more →


The Pet Project Works to Keep Pets and Their People Together

by Anne Forline Does the Pet Project also provide fostering services? In the past, before people found out about us, they wouldn’t have a procedure done or wouldn’t have an operation because they wouldn’t leave their pet alone. When our clients go into the hospital or need surgery or any kind... Read more →


Welcome Home Celebration for Sgt. Jena Clifford and Spc. James Simmermon

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer WEST DEPTFORD APRIL 3, 2016--Earlier today, Bellmawr Girl Scout Troops 30215 and 30082 in collaboration with Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey, Warrior Watch Riders, the West Deptford and Thorofare Fire Departments participated in a Welcome Home Celebration for Sgt. Jena Clifford and Spc. James... Read more →


Bellmawr 2016 Budget Available Online

UPDATED Author: Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer *Article updated on April 5, 2016 to include responses received from Borough Administrator, Josh Tregear. My March 30, 2016 email asked if there was a loan amount and purpose for Resolution #03-86-16, which authorized a loan application from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure... Read more →


Bellmawr to Host Freeholder Meeting May 4

Author: Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer On Wednesday, May 4 from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m., the Camden County Freeholders are holding a Town Hall Meeting at the Bellmawr Ballroom located at 29 Lewis Avenue in Bellmawr. Mayor Frank Filipek is listed as one of the featured speakers, along with... Read more →


Mount Ephraim School District Budget Deficit Totals $443,552

Anne Forline |South jersey Observer On Monday night, the Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) voted to approve its total operating budget for 2016-17 in the amount of $9,870,139. The budget did not pass the first time it was voted on. Before the budget was brought to a vote, the meeting... Read more →


Ethics Complaint Dismissed Against Gloucester City School Board Vice President - SJ OBSERVER

By Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer In response to an OPRA (Open Public Records) Request filed with the School Ethics Commission (SEC), South Jersey Observer has learned that on February 23, 2016, the SEC dismissed an Ethics Complaint that had been filed against Gloucester City Board of Education Vice President,... Read more →


Mount Ephraim School Board Meeting Tonight to Discuss Proposed Budget Cuts at 7:30PM

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer Mount Ephraim N.J.--The Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Monday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. to vote on proposed cuts in order to balance its 2016-17 budget. The regular BOE meeting was held on March 14, which I attended. During... Read more →


Executive Session Minutes Reveal New Contract for City School District Facilities Director; Salary $119,468 Plus Special Benefits Package

UPDATED UPDATED 2pm 3-21-2016 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (March 20, 2016)—The Gloucester City Board of Education approved a one-year contract for School District Facilities Director John Kenney in September 2015. According to the minutes of the September 3, 2015, Executive session, Board vice-president Jackie Borger questioned... Read more →


(Commentary) To The Residents of Bellmawr

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer Dear Residents of Bellmawr: Tonight, Thursday, the monthly mayor and council caucus meeting was at 5:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall. I arrived at the Borough Hall at about 4:50 p.m. and walked into the conference room where it appeared that a meeting of some... Read more →