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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: From Where Do Your Favorite Items Come?

DOROTHY PHILBIN | CNBNews The "most American" products, most of which we knew were American aren't American anymore. Here are a few that are hard to believe are no longer from the ole Red, White and Blue. Budweiser - Originally from St. Louis, Missouri Founded in 1850 Sold to a Belgian company in 2008 for $52 billion but the receipt has not changed. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - two friends opened an ice cream parlor in Vermont. Founded in 1978 Sold to Unilever, an English company in 2000 for $326 million. Burger King - Original Headquarters in Miami, FL... Read more →


OPINION:

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF A JOURNALIST?

updated Cleary's Trial Postponed...Once Again! William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews editor “Are you sure you want to become a reporter? If you are looking for a job that will make you renowned, you have chosen the wrong field." ~George F. Cleary Sr. Gloucester City News & Camden County Record publisher / Editor Emeritus GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 11, 2024)—As you know, on October 10, my son and I were charged by the Cold Springs School Resource Officer Brian Green with stealing a child’s bench, which we thought was trash. It had been lying on the asphalt behind the school... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: COULD YOU DRIVE IN THESE COUNTRIES.

Dorothy Philbin CNBNews Columnist No tinted windows on cars in the United Arab Emirates. Most states have some version of the same law but are rarely enforced. No right-hand drive vehicles in Russia for safety reason. Right-hand drive vehicles are common in the British Isles and Ireland. No dirty cars in Russia. Specifically, the concern is the license plates. Again, most states have some version of the same law. No cup holders between the front seats of a car. This applies to France and the fine is 75 Euros or $81.39 American. No Bluetooth headsets or headphones in Spain. The... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Who Are the Brightest Celebrities?

Dorothy Philbin CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(January 28, 2024)(CNBNews)--The average IQ for a "normal" person is between 80 and 120. Genius is usually defined as having an IQ of 150 or higher. Where do your favorite stars score? Cortney Cox ...........................122 Vladimir Putin ........................127 Jodie Fister ............................132 Tom Brady .............................135 Arnold Schwarzenegger .........135 Oprah .....................................136 Bill Clinton ............................137 Madonna .............................. 140 Steve Martin ........................... 142 Meryl Streep ............................ 143 Lisa Kudrow.............................. 154 Sharon Stone ..........................154 Cindy Crawford ........................154 Matt Damon ............................160 Ashton Kutcher ........................160 Bill Gates .................................160 Albert Einstein .........................160 Quentino Taratino ....................160 RELATED: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY Columnist/Investigative... Read more →


The Custodian of Records Redacted Names; WHY?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews A few days ago Clearysnotebook printed a column about the number of out-of-town landlords and the effect these owners and their properties have on the city. There were addresses provided by the city's Custodian of Records. Many of the landlords' names were redacted with a big black line hiding the owners' names. The redaction is amusing if you have any computer skills at all. Property owners, city employees and salaries, city retirees and pension amount, even Postal Service employees are paid with your tax dollars and you have the right to know. CNBNews graphic file Datauniverse.com*... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Important Dates

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King's Birthday - federal holiday/Three-day weekend. Wednesday, January 24 - National Peanut Butter Day (Note: At Walmart this week, Smucker's Uncrustibles cost $4.18 for four sandwiches, or about $1.04 each. At that price make sure your kids eat them at school.) CNBNews graphic file Friday, February 2 - We learn if winter will end soon or be extended by six more weeks. It is Groundhog Day. Monday, February 19 - Presidental Day/Three-day weekend (kids today get cheated out of a day off from school. Before Congress moved all federal holidays... Read more →


OPINION: ARE YOU READY TO SERVE?

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


OPINION: Being at the End of the List

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


OPINION: MISS TARDY TO THE PARTY

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 19, 2023)--We have been hearing for a few years now that issuing the police/fire blotters to the public is "too much work" even though there are more employees on the city's payroll than at any prior time. This week I began to wonder if this is the reason. Living near Broadway I see a lot of emergency vehicles drive up and down the street. There are not always sirens to catch my attention but always lights beaming into my windows. Over the years I've learned to determine the difference among police,... Read more →


Student's Test Scores in Gloucester City School District Sink to All Time Low

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews NJSpotlight News announced on December 12, 2023, the results of the 2023 school year standardized testing. This year's results were also compared to last year (2022) and 2019, the last year before COVID. Gloucester City's results were embarrassing. High School - no results reported for 11th grade ELA (English Language Arts) or Math. Of the 160 students who took the Science test, only 10.7% scored passing or proficient in 2023. In 2022, 16.0% scored passing or proficient; in 2019, it was 4.5%. The good news is that about 2.5 times as many of our students scored... Read more →


OPINION: Is A Handicap Imaginary?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist There are two No Parking Handicap signs in front of the CVS Store located on South Broadway. According to CNBNews columnist Dorothy Philbin, a few months ago on Labor Day, a Gloucester City Police SUV was parked in a way that blocked the handicapped parking spots, as well as prevented an elderly man from exiting his car. This image of the site was obtained from Google Street View. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 11, 2023)--On Labor Day, I went to the CVS on South Broadway but couldn't park in either of the two handicapped parking spots.... Read more →


FOR LORDS SAKE-WHY?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews columnist BELLMAWR, NJ (November 18, 2023)(CNBNews)--If you have reason to drive south on Route 42/Freeway, just before you get to where the former Harrison-Hugg house had been, look to your right. You can't miss graffiti with letters and symbols about five feet high. If you have reason to drive south on Route 42/Freeway on another day at about the same place, look to your left. It is new, but it appears that one graffiti "artist" became jealous of the former so now there is graffiti on both sides of the road. Again, it is about five... Read more →


The Federal Government's Plot to Censor Americans' Political Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government have released an interim staff report titled "The Weaponization of 'Disinformation' Pseudo-experts and Bureaucrats: How the Federal Government Partnered with Universities to Censor Americans' Political Speech." The report exposes how the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Global Engagement Center (GEC) of the State Department colluded with Stanford University and other entities to create the Election Integrity Partnership. This partnership was established to censor Americans' speech leading up to the 2020 election. The report further... Read more →


Where Were You on November 22, 1963

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--There are certain events in every person's life that s/he will always remember. Where were you? What were you doing? How did you deal with the situation? CNBNews graphic file Next week, November 22nd, will be the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. You will have to be close to 70 years old to remember what happened. Tell us, where were you? How did you learn? What was your reaction? Let me be first. I was in Miss Girard's History class. I don't remember an announcement on the PA.... Read more →


REMEMBERING THE GOOD OLD DAYS

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 12, 2023)(CNBnews)--Back in the day, there were no fast food "restaurants." Mcdonald's, Wendy's, and others were in their infant stage and locally owned. If someone wanted to go out for dinner, it was usually on a Saturday night; a couple wore their best clothes and got a babysitter for their kids. Where did those days go? CNBNews graphic file Today, we have very few locally-owned restaurants; they are mostly chains. If you travel anywhere, you are pretty sure you will find a Walmart, Target, an Olive Garden, Longhorn, and a few more... Read more →


Where is Gloucester High School?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CIY, NJ --(NOVEMBER 11, 2023)(CNBNews)--NJ.com today released a list of the New Jersey's top 50 high schools' sports programs as provided by Niche.com. There are several schools in our area, but one is obvious by its omission. That is our own Gloucester High School. CNBNews graphic file The schools listed below are those in our local area. The number before the school's name is the place among public schools only. The number after the school's name is the place among public and private schools. 50. Delsea /74 48. Washington Township /72 46. Eastern Regional /70... Read more →


Some of the Best Breakfast Restaurants in SJ

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 30, 2023)(CNBNews)--Station 97.3 ESPN recently listed the 25 restaurants in South Jersey that offer the most delicious breakfasts. Several are in our area and definitely worth the time and trip. Here are the restaurants close to us. Lamp Post on Little Gloucester Rd in Clementon. Sharky's on Somerdale Rd in Blackwood. Blair Mountain Biscuit on the Black Horse Pike in Blackwood. Chubby Chick's Cafe on Little Gloucester Rd in Blackwood. Meadows Dinner on the Black Horse Pike in Blackwood. The Eagle Diner on Blackwood-Clementon Rd in Pine Hill. Phily Diner on the... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Another Landmark Goes

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 16, 2023)--You have to have a lot of gray hair, or no hair at all, to remember when a Philadelphia-based department store opened a branch in Camden City. It was a very big store, 128,000 sq. feet over four stories. At about the same time, a Parkade was opened next door. Stores in those days were not open seven days a week as they are today. The only nights Lit's was open were Wednesday and Friday nights. All stores were closed on Sunday. It was a big deal to go shopping at... Read more →


Love Your Money:

Gloucester City Mayor/Council's Telephone Bonus

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 6, 2023)(CNBNews)--A few days ago (10/4/2023 at 2:09 pm) Senator John Kennedy (no relation to President Kennedy) was asked during a Fox interview what he thinks the average American feels about our politicians. In his usual Southern drawl, he replied "The average American wonders how a politician found his way out of the birth canal." So true. These feelings don't apply only to federal politicians. Every now and then a politician comes along - local, county and state included who actually makes sense and seems to have something greater than himself... Read more →


FEMA to Conduct Nationwide Test of Emergency Systems Wednesday

Dorothy Philbin | CNBnews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 3, 2023)--A nationwide test of the emergency and wireless alert systems will be conducted Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 2:20 Eastern Daylight Time, when a message will be sent to all cellphones, televisions, and radios, according to NBCNews.com. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a news release titled "THIS IS A TEST of a National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." A similar message will be sent to all televisions and radios between 2:20 and 2:50 Eastern Daylight Time. The test is a joint effort between FEMA and the... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Our Lady of Lourdes/Virtua Hospital Plans Six Story Addition

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews CAMDEN CITY, NJ (September 15, 2023)(CNBNews)--Our Lady of Lourdes/Virtua Hospital is planning an expansion. The hospital announced to the Courier Post on August 20, 2023 that it has plans to construct a six-story tower addition amounting to 254,155 square feet. The expansion will not include any new patient rooms but will include new elevators and renovations to the existing hospital to be completed in two phases. The tower will include new operating suites for cardiac and neurosurgical procedures and for organ transplants. The helipad, which is currently at ground level will be raised to the rooftop... Read more →


OPINION: People Continually Violate The Handicapped Parking Law

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It appears that some people think that handicapped parking spots are "suggestions." They are not. Here in Gloucester City, it was brought to the attention of the Dollar Tree that they have no parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers. Now the problem has been sent to the corporate offices. Let's see if the problem is addressed. In Deptford, the Walmart (Clement's Bridge Road) employees use handicapped parking spots during their entire shift. We all know that not all disabilities are visible but on two occasions cars, without a placard or HC license plate, were parked... Read more →


SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

We have been made aware of reports claiming that CNBNews published a story about the alleged passing of DelVal Football Coach Bill Manlove. We want to make it clear that we have not released any article regarding his death or any contradictory information Occasionally, we may re-publish an article that we believe readers would find interesting. On July 11, 2011, we published an article about Manlove's induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. On August 14, 2023, we re-published the same article with the headline "Memories of Gloucester City: GHS Football Coach Bill Manlove." We... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering through the Streets of Gcity, Cherry Hill, Down the Shore

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews FOND MEMORIES OF THE BROWN STREET SCHOOL-Today, the demolition process of Brown Street School, Brown and Somerset Streets commenced. Gloucester City taxpayers will bear the cost of $324,265 for this work. Caravella Demolition, based in Newark, NJ, is the contractor assigned to carry out this task. The contract outlines the specific duties that Caravella must perform. 1. Environmental/Asbestos Abatement 11,800 SF 2. Demolition of Former School Structures, Contents and All Other Debris Whether Above or Below Ground at 51 South Brown Street, Block 151 Lot 15, Final Restorations and Grading to within 6" of... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story:

Yes, There Was Life A Hundred Years Ago

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Gloucester City, NJ (August 21, 2023)--On a recent talk show the subject was "What did (mostly) boys and men do before computerized games?" Was there "life" a century ago, as life is known today? The answer is, "yes, there was life and a much more active and social life, a century ago." cnbnews graphic file In doing research for something else an article jumped out. It appeared in the Morning Post (of Camden) on November 5, 1915. In those days it appears that people, primarily men (women weren't permitted to vote yet) attended city council... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: Be Careful What You Wish For ...

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It first started in New York City; hourly employees thought they should be making at least $15.00 per hour. This is double the federal rate. Half the work force was cheering while the other half, usually the employers, were in shock that this might actually happened. It is happening in most of the Northern and Western states. New Jersey's minimum wage is now $14.13 per hour and is due to go up to $15.00 in January, 2024. This is good news and bad news. Almost on a daily basis someone complains on facebook about Walmart's... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: Day Trips

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 13, 2023)--Radio Station 94.5 PST on July 24, 2023, announced the most unique towns in our state. Those towns familiar to most of us are: Princeton Cape May Bay Head (Ocean County) Cherry Hill (Croft Farm) Medford Barnegat Light Brigantine Collingswood Haddonfield On the same day, in the same article, 94.5 PST listed the most beautiful spots in New Jersey. Many of the towns listed above are on the list, with a few additional ones. Again, these are only towns with which most of us are familiar: Princeton Cape May Atlantic City... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY : The Start of Political Nepotism in the City of Gloucester City

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Investigative Reporter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (SEPTEMBER 13, 2023)--Nepotism is new in Gloucester City if 1933 is considered new. The City Council, on November 10, 1933, approved using the Civil Service plan for getting and keeping employees. Before that, there were actually two police departments, two fire Departments, etc. However, only one group worked at a time, as there was a Democratic structure and a Republican structure. If the Democrats won the general election in town, the Democratic employees went to work, and the Republicans were unemployed. Some years it was the opposite. Here is a portion... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: We Are Not Allowed To Know

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Investigative Reporter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 10, 2023)--Over the past year or so, we have been hearing about the fire department's new Swift Water equipment. When investigating, the company's catalog showed a lot of costly equipment. The first question is, "Do we need this equipment?" Do other fire companies in the area have the equipment they could bring to Gloucester City in the event of an emergency? Remember, during the last two incidences involving water rescues, the Gloucester City fire department was the last to arrive. Surrounding towns got there first. During the water rescue between... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: How Does The City/Public School Advertise Summer Jobs?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(August 5, 2023)--It has been decades since the summer jobs program (within the Gloucester City Department of Public Works) was begun. At the time, the jobs were well publicized, and the goal was to give some money to kids who needed extra money for back-to-school supplies. The jobs have always paid minimum wage ($8.00 - $8.50 per hour.) In recent years the jobs haven't been as well publicized as in years past. In recent years the minimum wage has increased until this summer when it is $14.13 per hour. That money could provide students... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Besides Great Perks, Gcity Taxpayers Pay Their Police The Top Salary In CC

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Investigating Reporter CNBNews photo of Gloucester City Police Officers circa 2016 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 3, 2023)--ClearysNoteBook (CNBNews) submitted an OPRA request for Police Officers, Police Managers, Firemen, and Fire Managers' current contracts. We obtained four contracts; the contract for the Police Managers expired on December 31, 2021, so either the police managers have been working for 15 months without a contract, or we received the wrong contract. That will be investigated. Also, the contract for Police Management has a paragraph that explicitly omits Brian Morrell (part-time Chief) and his brother, Michael Morrell, Captain. Although the... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: Dear Anne Landers

Dorothy Philbin |CNBNews Columnist Most students in the 11th or 12th grade have read Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm or Huxley's Brave New World. These books, more than 50 years old, predicted what the world would look like in the authors' futures and our "now." In 2002 someone wrote to Ann Landers and asked her to explain all the "isms." Here they are: Starting on the left symbols for Socialism, Communism and Fascism Socialism - You have two cows. Give one to your neighbor. Communism - You have two cows. Give both cows to the government, and they may give... Read more →


THE STORY WITHIN THE STORY:

Is The Whole World High?

DOROTHY PHILBIN | COLUMNIST/ REPORTER GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ A(July 13, 2023)(CNBNews)--Here are a few articles which were in the news in just one day (July 10, 2024.) It makes one wonder if the whole world is high on...whatever? In England the Archbishop of York is having a problem with The Lord's Prayer which starts "Our Father, who are in heaven..." The Archbishop says that there are people who had problems with their fathers in their youth and the prayer might present a problem for them. Really? How many people fall into that category? The gray-haired Catholics know what the answer... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

STATE PENSION PLANS

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews As stated in a prior article, there are only two states with fully-funded pension plans. It shouldn't come to anyone's surprise that New Jersey isn't one of them. On tonight's news, a presidential candidate was interviewed. He said that he was very much against ESG. Say what? What is ESG? Is this new? CNBNews graphic file It turns out that ESG isn't new, it just hasn't received much press by design. ESG is a means of funding state pension plans and the reason not much has been made public about is - it doesn't work. There... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: GENERATION DEFINITION

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews You hear people talk about Millennials or Gen Xers, etc., but do you know who is what generation or even what a generation is? Traditionally, a generation is a group of people born within an 18 - 20 time span. Baby Boomers, for example, were born after the servicemen returned from World War II. The years assigned to Baby Boomers are 1946 to 1964. To clear up some confusion here are the years assigned to the other generations: CNBNews graphic file Gen X ......... was born 1965 - 1976 (11 years does not usually define a... Read more →


CNBNews June 2023 CHEERS & JEERS

UPDATED/CORRECTED/UPDATED AGAIN JEER--There are some employees of the Gloucester City Public Works Department who have an attitude when it comes to doing the jobs they were hired to do. For example, in May 2022, eight beautiful marina banners were installed at Freedom Pier. In December 2022 those banners were destroyed by the high winds that blow on the Delaware River at that time of the year. Common sense would dictate that those banners be taken down during the winter months and stored in a safe place until spring. Because of the inepitude of those responsible the taxpayers are left with... Read more →


The Story Within The Story: WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE?

Dorothy Philbin | Columnist/Reporter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 4, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--It seems that everyone is running out of money. The average person is hurting financially; that's a given. But so many businesses are that, in the Deptford area, a strip mall is going to look like a ghost town. Here are the details. Behind the Outback are Bye, Bye Baby; Bed Bath and Beyond; Harmon Beauty; and the Christmas Tree Shop. ALL of them are closing. There won't be a single store in that area. The next strip after that houses David's Bridal. They are advertising "Going Out of Business" sales.... Read more →


WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT GLOUCESTER CITY

Dorothy Philbin l CNBNews Research for another article led to the current Master Plan for Gloucester City. The Master Plan contains much information which is probably new to most, if not all residents who don't work for the city. Over the next couple of weeks you will get to know the facts about Gloucester City. One thing to keep in mind is that there are roughly 4,300 households in our city, of which 3,000 are apartments. Keep that in mind when you read the following. House Heating Fuel: Natural Gas 2,948 Bottled Gas 109 Electricity 255 Fuel Oil/Kerosene 818 Coal... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

Where Has All The Money Gone?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JUNE 19, 2023)(CNBNews)--It seems that everyone, every company, city and state is filing for bankruptcy. Just this week there have been bankruptcy sales at Bye, Bye Baby, Harmon Cosmetics, Bed Bath and Beyond, and David's Bridal. They are just the companies in the Deptford Mall area. Let's move onto cities. Just the top 10 are New York City, Chicago, Honolulu, Portland, New Orleans, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Miami. It shouldn't be any surprise that most of these cities are in trouble, they have either defunded their police departments or are being... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Not in Our Town

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 8, 2023)(CNBNews)When it comes to the growing, processing and sale of marijuana some towns are saying "Over here, we want it." Other towns are saying "not in my backyard." Unfortunately, there are some towns where the residents don't want the pot in their town but the city/borough leaders do. Pot is taxed, providing more money for our leaders to spend. Woodbury Heights is one of those towns. courtesy of Westville Fire Department The residents of Woodbury Heights were fighting tooth and nail to keep pot out of their community but their... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: A Personal Note

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist I couple of weeks ago I posted an article about the difficulties of dealing with the Office of Equal Opportunities concerning utility bills. I took my senior citizen friend as she was OPINION afraid to go around Airport Circle (which isn't there anymore.) We were the only people when we entered the building. Of course, we went in with smiles on our faces and said "please" and "thank you" as often as possible. Surprisingly, the employees were very nice and very helpful. The caseworker even asked my friend if she needed air conditioning for health... Read more →


Accepting Cheers And Jeers Suggestions

CNBNews is preparing a Cheer and Jeer column also known as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. If you have anyone/anything that you feel deserves a Cheer or a Jeer now is the time to speak up. CNBNews graphic file Send your remarks to [email protected] Everyone can participate. You need not be from Gloucester City. Residents from neighboring communities are also welcome. Thank You for your help. William E. Cleary Sr Editor Read more →


THE COST OF LOSING WEIGHT

DOROTHY PHILBIN | CNBNews Everyone, even the size 2s, put on weight during the pandemic. The problem is that once we were released from the prison of own homes and got back to normal, the pounds didn't come off. What to do? image courtesy of https://www.dreamstime.com/ The size 2s can probably survive with a few extra pounds but how about the former size 18s who are now size 22? The pounds just seem to stick where they are. There are companies out there who are more than willing to help - at a cost, of course. Regardless which celebrities endorse... Read more →


BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Several American cities, a few years ago, named themselves "sanctuary cities," never having any idea what was to come. They thought that they would get a few illegal immigrants here and a few there. Little did they expect floods of illegals, so many that the border states (Texas, Arizona, and Florida) would have to "outsource." This flood of immigrants was supposed to be someone else's problem. Earlier this year 54/57 illegals were sent to Martha's Vineyard, a very expensive island off the coast of Cape Cod. Former President Obama has a multi-million dollar mansion there. Another... Read more →


Even a Higher Minimum Wage?

Dorothy Philbin l CNBNews Columnist Last week a robot was scrubbing the floor at SAM's Club in Deptford. Two of the employees were discussing how the robot was taking a job away from a human. Facebook is CNBNews graphic files covered with people complaining about self-checkouts at many stores. In Walmart there is usually one, maybe two, human-staffed aisles. Again, people are complaining about the loss of jobs. Robots and self-service shouldn't be a surprise. Everyone was excited about the minimum wage going up as high as $15.00 per hour in some locations. In New Jersey the minimum wage is... Read more →


City of Philadelphia Warning, Don't Drink The Water; Sams Club Runs Out of Bottle Water

UPDATED Philadelphia Water Department's latest alert, "Tap water from the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant will remain safe to drink and use at least through 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023." Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 26, 2023)(CNBNews)The City of Philadelphia recommends using bottled drinking water from 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2023 until further notice for all Philadelphia Water customers. Contaminates have not been found in the system at this time but the announcement is being made out of caution due to a spill in the Delaware River. Today residents of Philadelphia looking to purchase bottle... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story:

Where to put your money...or what money?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 16, 2023)(CNBNews)--People, usually older ones who lived through the Great Depression (1929 - WWII) or their adult children (1946 - 1964,) half-heartedly joke about hiding their money under their mattresses or in the freezer (cold cash.) They didn't trust banks because banks were not regulated a century ago and they operated on their own. Anything went. To help the nation climb our way out of financial disaster, in 1933 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (in office 1933 - 1945) started the Federal Depositors Insurance Corporation (FDIC.) The federal government backed the individual's... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Does Crazy Run North

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist There is so much going on in the United States that is so "crazy" (sorry, but there is no better descriptive word.) Men playing women's sports? Racist automobiles in California? A transgender nuclear rod disposable kleptomaniac who stole women's suitcases from airports. Attempts to take away our gas stoves? The list just goes on and on and at each layer, the craziness increases. We have to win an award for craziness! Right? Sadly, the Canadian government is vying to top us. It was announced today, March 10, 2023, that there is a high school student... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Deadliest War

DOROTHY PHILBIN | CNBNEWS See the video below, Opioid Tragedy: Inside the Fentanyl Crisis | $10 Death GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 13, 2023)--World War III was well underway; we were losing it even before we realized it had begun. This war is not being fought with bombs, fighter planes, or even nuclear weapons. It is being fought with drugs - large quantities of opioids, cocaine, fentanyl, and new drugs which don't respond to any known treatment. The United States is fighting the lion's share of the battle, but every other western country is also fighting. Here are the American human... Read more →


CNBNews MARCH 2023 CHEERS AND JEERS

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist CNBNews graphic files CONGRATULATIONS to a teen leaving Gloucester High School on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, carrying what appeared to be his woodworking project (it looked to be a toolbox.) Seeing a student produce something tangible in which he obviously took pride was a good feeling. CHEER to the Gloucester City Board of Education and the Administration for returning the Industrial Arts Class (Wood Shop) to the school district. It was dismantled in 2005, or 18 years ago. Not everyone is college material. Studies have shown that soon, there will not be enough plumbers,... Read more →