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Dominic L. Chiro, 87, of Bellmawr

Surrounded by his loving family at home, Dominic passed peacefully on April 15, 2024, at the age of 87. Of Bellmawr. Formerly of Whiting, NJ and South Philadelphia. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Eileen M. Chiro (nee Talley); children, Dennis Chiro (Ann), Joyce Moyer (Frederick, Sr.) and Mark Chiro, Sr. (Ruth); grandchildren, Dominic Chiro, Frederick Moyer, Jr. (Dawn), Jeff Moyer (Lisa), Mark Chiro, Jr., Kyle Chiro (Melanie), Elyssa Lagasse (Joshua) and Tyler Chiro; great-grandchildren Logan, Carter, Mackenzie, Grant, Ethan, Jace, Luke, Walter and Charleigh. Dominic was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School class of 1954 and attended... Read more →


TRAFFIC ALERT: RT. 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek Road Work Continues

Closures necessary to demolish concrete median (Trenton) – The Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek is scheduled to have single lane closures in both directions Monday as the bridge replacement project begins in Camden and Gloucester counties. From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, April 22, the left lanes on Route 47 northbound and southbound will be closed between River Drive in Westville, Gloucester County and the Brooklawn Circle in Brooklawn, Camden County. The closure is necessary to remove the concrete median on the Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek. The $47.8 million federally funded project will replace... Read more →


Thomas Hagan, age 79, of Bellmawr; Gloucester High Alum, NJ National Guard

In the loving care of his son Thomas III and the staff at Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees, Thomas passed peacefully on April 16, 2024, at the age of 79. Longtime resident of Bellmawr, and formerly of Gloucester City. Predeceased by his daughter, Dawn Hagan Byers (surviving Jeff) and his wife, Catherine Hagan. Survived by his son, Thomas W. Hagan, III and his wife, Rachel. Cherished grandfather of Jake Byers, Ashlyn Byers and Olivia Hagan. Tom was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1964. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army National Guard. Tom had a long... Read more →


Mrs. Jenny Ribchinsky, age 73, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City, NJ. On April 11, 2024, at the age of 73. (nee Laggy). Born in Gloucester City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Florence May (Thomas) Laggy. Jenny was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Fred R. Ribchinsky in September 2019. She is survived by her son, Joseph Ribchinsky (Sandi); her grandchildren, great Grandchildren, brothers, sisters, many nieces and nephews. Jenny retired as a manager for Beautiful Rags in Bellmawr, in 2016 after 40 years of service. A Christian woman, she loved spending time with her family and had enjoyed many years at... Read more →


American Legion Baseball Scholarship Form Available

Applications are available online for the 2024 American Legion Baseball Scholarship. The fillable nomination form is available here. Team managers and head coaches of post-affiliated American Legion Baseball teams must submit nominations for the American Legion Baseball Scholarship by July 15. The American Legion awards between $22,000 and $25,000 in scholarships to deserving baseball players each year. Each Department Baseball Committee may select a player from its department to receive this scholarship. The American Legion will award several scholarships each year depending on the number of applicants and interest earned from the trust fund. Any team manager or head coach... Read more →


TRAVEL ALERT: Direct Connect Project Detours in Bellmawr Wed. & Thurs. Nights

I-76 eastbound Exit 1A and I-295 southbound lane closures Wednesday night in Bellmawr; I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed Thursday night (Trenton) (April 10, 2024)- The I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound and one lane on I-295 southbound are scheduled to be closed tonight as the Direct Connect project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. In addition, the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, is scheduled to be closed Thursday night. Wednesday, April 10 Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 10 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 11, the... Read more →


Third Installment:

Environmental Lecture Series Continues

Hosted by Anjuli Ramos from NJ Sierra Club RUNNEMEDE, NJ (April 8, 2024)(CNBNews)--The GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede, along with the Runnemede, Somerdale, and Barrington Green Teams, proudly present the third installment of their Environmental Lecture Series. This engaging series, aimed at raising awareness and fostering understanding of critical environmental issues, will feature Anjuli Ramos, State Director for the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club. The upcoming lecture is scheduled for April 10, 2024, at St. Maria Goretti Hall, located at 321 Orchard Ave, Runnemede, NJ 08078, beginning at 6:30 pm. This event marks the third of four seminars,... Read more →


Shawn D. Cahill, 58, of Bellmawr, Gloucester City; Musician founder of Jailbreak the Band

Following a courageous battle, Shawn passed peacefully on March 12, 2024 at Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees, at the age of 58. Of Bellmawr. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 15 years to the late Mariann Cahill (nee Schreffler). Cherished son of Florence Cahill (nee Hanlon) and the late Edward Cahill. Loving brother of Kelly Ann Cahill Giesen and loving uncle of Michael Giesen. Shawn is also survived by many loving friends. Shawn loved his dogs, Zekers and the late Ava. Shawn grew up in Bellmawr and was a graduate of Triton High School class of 1983. A talented musician... Read more →


I-295 northbound and Route 42 northbound overnight closures

March 15, 2024 (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-295 northbound and Route 42 northbound are scheduled to have a series of overnight lane and ramp closures next week for pothole repair resurfacing and striping work as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Monday, March 18 Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, Route 42 northbound will have two left lanes closed after Exit 14B/Benigo Boulevard through the I-76 eastbound Exit 1A overpass. At least one lane will be maintained during construction. In addition, beginning at... Read more →


*Tracy Carluccio to Lead Seminar Defending the Delaware River Watershed

Tracy Carluccio RUNNEMEDE, NJ (MARCH 10, 2024)(CNBNEWS)--Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), is set to host the second installment of a four-part environmental seminar series, highlighting critical issues surrounding the protection of the Delaware River Watershed. The seminar, titled "Defending the Delaware River Watershed," will take place on March 19, 2024, beginning at 6:30 pm at St. Maria Goretti Hall, located at 321 Orchard Ave, Runnemede, NJ 08078. With a profound commitment to environmental advocacy since 1989, Tracy Carluccio has been instrumental in safeguarding the Delaware River Watershed across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.... Read more →


Gloucester City Shamrock Celebration Friday 3/1/24; Irish Parade Sunday 3/3/24 (VIDEO)

At the 2018 parade, Monsignor Hodge entertained the crowd in front of St. Mary's Church with his version of the Mummers Strut. In the background on the left is Bishop Guilfoyle. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 24, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester City Shamrock Celebration is Friday evening, March 1, starting at 6 PM. Guest of Honor, parade's Grand Marshall, Rev. Monsignor Bill Hodge, the founder of the event and the former pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Gloucester City. He has since retired from that position. The parade is on Sunday, March 3, starting at 1 PM. ========================== RELATED photos of the 2018... Read more →


NJ Has The Highest Property Taxes In The Nation Thanks To Tax & Spend Democrats

GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET GRAPHIC FILE Out of 30 Communities with the highest property taxes, Gloucester City was Named #23 Again! ~CNBNews report (The Center Square) (February 21, 2024)(CNBNews)— New Jersey homeowners pay the highest property taxes in the country, according to a new report by the personal finance website WalletHub. The Garden State has the highest property taxes in the U.S., according to the report – 2024's Property Taxes by State, which also includes Washington D.C. The annual tax on a $401,410 median home value in New Jersey is $9,345. ================= ====================. WalletHub compared U.S. Census Bureau data for the 50 states... Read more →


DOT Closing Sections of Rt 42 Thurs.; Parts of Rt. 295 Closed Friday

Route 42 northbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound to be closed and detoured Thursday night I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed Friday night (Trenton) – Route 42 northbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured Thursday night, and the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, is scheduled to be closed Friday night as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Thursday, February 22 Beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 22 until 5 a.m. Friday, February 23, the Route 42 northbound Exit 1B to... Read more →


Bellmawr Still Doesn't Know Cause of Warren Avenue Treatment Plant Malfunction

BELLMAWR, NJ (February 6, 2024)(CNBNews)--A Bellmawr resident contacted CNBNews this week regarding the shutdown of the Warren Avenue Treatment Plant. According to the individual that treatment facility has been offline since January 26. “Residents have not had any communication from Mayor Chuck Sauter or Members of Council on when we can expect that Water plant to come back online.” The Bellmawr Water Department announced on February 2 that there was a mechanical malfunction causing the shutdown of the Warren Avenue Treatment Plant. Today, a spokesperson for Mayor Chuck Sauter referred us to a statement from the Water Department that was... Read more →


The Borough of Brooklawn Planning $1 Million in Repairs to Water Treatment Plant

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BROOKLAWN NJ (January 26, 2024)(CNBNews)--On January 24, 2024, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued another warning to the Brooklawn Water Department pertaining to the dangerously high levels of Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) in the borough's drinking water. This was not the first time the NJDEP had contacted the Brooklawn Water Department about this issue. In fact, the NJDEP had already contacted the department on three different occasions in 2023: May 11, July 11, and September 12. It was recently announced that consuming water containing PFNA in excess of the Maximum Contaminant Level... Read more →


*GFWC Woman’s Club of Runnemede to Host Comedy Show

Starring Dena Blizzard The GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede is thrilled to announce its inaugural comedy show, taking place on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at Crescent Park VFW Post 9563 at 52 Essex Avenue in Bellmawr, NJ. The star-studded lineup includes the hilarious "One Funny Mother," Dena Blizzard, along with featured comedians Matt Leim, Michelle Tomko, and Theresa Krallinger as the MC. This promises to be an evening filled with laughter and entertainment for the entire community. In addition to the stellar comedy performances, guests will be treated to a delectable menu featuring Beef... Read more →


Transportation Services for Camden County Senior Citizens

1-800-955-2321 New Jersey Transit www.njtransit.state.nj.us Provides 1 to 14-day advance curb-to-curb transportation to people with disabilities. This service is the Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit service which is comparable to the local accessible fixed route bus service. Requires in-person assessment for eligibility determination. Delaware River Port Authority 856-968-3347 or 856-968-3348 www.drpa.org Municipal Transportation Fifteen Municipalities directly provide bus transportation to senior citizens and disabled residents of their municipality. This transportation is provided through the cooperation of the Camden County Board of Commissioners, the Camden County Office of Consumer Services for the Disabled and municipal funds. For information regarding the route,... Read more →


Karlene Ann Myers - Blair, age 63, of Bellmawr

Bellmawr – Formerly of Atlantic City, Williamstown and Belton, South Carolina. On November 5, 2023, “Bean” (nee Sherrer) Age 63. Wife of Alessandro Blair. Daughter of the late Karl (Mabel Sherrer) and Catherine Kefford. Mother of Winfield Myers and the late Christina Brown. Sister of Ernest, Scott, Dorothy, Donna, Robert, Eric, Adam, Tara, Echo and the late Karl, Jr. Grandmother of Anthony Brown, Nicholas Brown, Robert Brown, Jr. Jessica Brown and Ava Mergenthal. Great-grandmother of Adalynn, Jameson, Brooke and Aaliyah. Niece of Irene (Alloway) Grasmick and survived by many nieces and nephews. Karlene was born in Camden, NJ. She loved... Read more →


Charles Harry Spencer Jr. of Bellmawr, GHS Alum

On December 31, 2023, Of Bellmawr. Formerly of Gloucester City, Surrounded by his loving family Charles Harry Spencer Jr. was put at peace. Affectionately known as Chalie, was born on March 20, 1964 and grew up in Gloucester City, New Jersey to late Ann E. Spencer (Carr) and the late Charles H. Spencer Sr. Chalie was a 1982 graduate of Gloucester City High School. In 1990, Chalie met Doreen Spencer (Barbano) while shopping for cars. Chalie and Doreen went on to have 2 loving children Kristina and Jessica Spencer. In 2015, Chalie retired and could be found spending his time... Read more →


CNB Traffic Alert: South I-295/Al-Jo's Curve Closed and Detour Tonight

Overnight closures are necessary to repair attenuators (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, is scheduled to be closed tonight for guiderail and attenuator repairs 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, Wednesday, December 20 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, December 21. The right lane on I-295 southbound also will be closed after Exit 28/Route 168. All motorists... Read more →


THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN SEES AS MUCH AS FIVE INCHES OF RAIN

Over the past 24 hours, many locations in the Delaware River Basin have received more than 2-3 inches of rain. Areas in Delaware and in portions of Southwestern N.J. have received more than 5 inches of rain. Many coastal locations experienced tidal flooding, and as with any high-intensity rainfall event, flash flooding in small streams and flood-prone, low-lying, and/or urban areas was also a concern. Basin rivers, creeks and streams continue to run high, with flooding occurring or forecasted at several stream gages. Here’s how much rain fell in a 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. this morning: " The... Read more →


John P. (Jack) Heath, Jr., A Proud Marine and a Korean War Veteran of Bellmawr

John P. (Jack) Heath, Jr., on November 29, 2023, of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 87. Beloved husband of Eleanor Heath (nee Price) for 66 years. Devoted father of John P. (Jack) Heath III (Maryanne), Kathleen Heath, and Scott Heath. Loving Pop of grandchildren Ian, Scott Jr., Sean, Finn, Elizabeth, and Brigid. John graduated from South Catholic High School Philadelphia, Class of 1954. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from the University of Maryland and worked as a Budget Analyst for the Department of the Army (including six years in Germany)... Read more →


Big Timber Creek Bridge North, Closed for Paving Tonight

Route 130 northbound to be closed and detoured tonight at Bridge over Big Timber Creek in Gloucester and Camden counties Closures necessary for paving (Trenton) – Route 130 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured tonight as the Bridge over Big Timber Creek replacement project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. From 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, December 11 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, Route 130 northbound will be closed and detoured between River Drive in Westville, Gloucester County and the Brooklawn Circle in Brooklawn, Camden County. The closure is necessary for paving. The following detour will be... Read more →


THURSDAY DAYTIME LANE CLOSURE NORTHBOUND ROUTE 295 BELLMAWR

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed on Thursday for priority attenuator and guide rail repairs as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, December 7, the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed from the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 until the Browning Road Bridge. At least one lane will be maintained during construction. Lane closure is necessary for priority attenuator and guide rail repairs. The work is part of the Direct... Read more →


Eleanor K. McMichael, of Bellmawr, GCHS Alum

Bellmawr - On November 28, 2023. Eleanor K. McMichael (nee Brennan), Age 90. Happily reunited with her beloved husband of 65 years, the late Donald E. McMichael, Sr. Also reunited with her sons who predeceased her, Stephen and Brian. Eleanor is survived by her loving children, Patricia, Donald Jr. (Marguerite), Theresa “Terri” and Kevin. Caring Grandmom of Melissa Randazzo (Greg) and Jennifer Smith (Derek). Devoted Mom Mom of Sean, Colin, Tyler, Ciara Colofranson (Anthony), Ryan, Carly (David Minney), Brianna, Brett and Ian. Special Great Mom Mom of Chase and Cali Rose, and special Great Grandmom of Vincent and Victoria. She... 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 →


Investigation Into Civilian Death At Bellmawr State Police Station Continues

TRENTON (November 15, 2023)(CNBNews)— The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a fatality that occurred Wednesday, November 8, 2023, in Bellmawr, New Jersey. One adult male was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead in a restroom in the publicly accessible lobby area of the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Bellmawr Station. His identity is not being released at this time. According to the preliminary investigation, on November 7, 2023, at approximately 11:05 p.m., members of the NJSP responded to a motor vehicle accident involving the male. He was subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, processed at... Read more →


CNB TRAFFIC ADVISORY; Route 42 southbound ramp closures at Leaf Avenue

this week as Missing Moves project nears completion I-295 and Route 42 lane closures also scheduled for this week (Trenton) – Ramp closures on Route 42 southbound at Leaf Avenue/Exit 14 are scheduled for this week as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project nears completion in Bellmawr, Camden County. In addition, lane closures on I-295 northbound and on Route 42 in both directions are scheduled this week. Route 42 southbound Exit 14 Ramp Closures at Leaf Avenue Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, November 6, until 6 a.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, and continuing overnight on Tuesday, November 7, through... Read more →


Camden County Center for Community Nutrition to be Unveiled; Cost $5 Million

On Monday, the Board of Commissioners will unveil the Camden County Center for Community Nutrition, a $5 million project that aims to combat food insecurity in Camden County. The facility was created to expand upon the county’s growing need for home delivered meals to residents. The new space is 7,500 square feet and supports meal assembly and distribution services for the home delivery program and houses supporting staff areas, frozen and refrigerated food storage and dry goods storage all under one roof. Currently, the program serves more than 2,000 clients, which is 846 more clients than last year. “Food insecurity... Read more →


MARIE FROLIO age 88, of Bellmawr

In the loving care and surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer, Marie passed away peacefully at home on October 11, 2023, at the age of 88. (nee Summer) Of Bellmawr. Formerly of Newton, NJ, Lewes, DE and Rehoboth Beach, DE. Loving mother of Marie I. Frolio, N. John Frolio (Kate) and the late Christine Frolio Nyland. Cherished grandmother of Crystal Reynolds (Shawn), the late Charles Nyland, Michelle Frolio, Stephanie Frolio and Michael Frolio. Cherished great-grandmother of Catherine, Jedidiah, Isabella, Nathanael, Michael, Justin, Elijah and Gavin. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Catherine Summer as... Read more →


CNBNews Traffic Advisory:

Route 42 Northbound Lane Closures

(Trenton) – Lane closures on Route 42 northbound are scheduled for tonight as a project to repair the deck on the Route 42 Bridge over Blackwood Railroad Trail advances in Blackwood, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, October 13 until 7 a.m., Saturday, October 14, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close lanes on the bridge over Blackwood Railroad Trail to restripe the roadway to implement a traffic shift. The work will start with a single left lane closure at 8 p.m., and a second lane will be closed at 9 p.m., with work moving to... Read more →


295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed and detoured Friday

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound and the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp to I-76 westbound will be closed this week for curb and barrier repairs as the Direct Connect project advances in Bellmawr,Camden County. In addition, the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound,also known as Al-Jo's Curve, is scheduled to be closed Friday night for inlet repairs. Monday, September 11 through Wednesday, September 13 Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Monday, September 11 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12, and again... Read more →


South Jersey Residents! MEET AND GREET YOUR CANDIDATES Sunday September 10

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 10, 2023)(CNBNews)--Today, Clyde Cook, a candidate for the NJ 5th District Senate, along with Joe Miller and Yalinda Pagan, who are running for NJ State Assembly, will be present at the American Legion Post 135 from 3 PM to 5 PM. The Post is located at 434 Cumberland Street. You are invited to join the candidates for a casual Meet and Greet session, where you can ask questions and get to know where they stand on the issues that impact you, your family, and your community. Refreshments will also be available. Read more →


Frank Malloy, of Bellmawr, age 78, Cement Mason, Vietnam War Navy Veteran, Camden Catholic HS Alum

Francis (Frank) Joseph Malloy, Jr, age 78 years of Bellmawr, was suddenly called home to be with the Lord and his Blessed Mother on August 17th, 2023, the feast day of Our Lady of Knock, while visiting the Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland. He was surrounded by his family and the prayers of many devout pilgrims who helped make his passing more peaceful. The fact that Frank was called to eternity with the Lord and his Blessed Mother at this particular time and place was a testament to his immense Catholic faith and unwavering Marian devotion. Frank is survived... Read more →


Gloucester City Resident Needs Your Help!

Teresa Hatcher and Brett Morris are organizing this fundraiser. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 2, 2023)(CNBNews)--Recently, a resident of Gloucester City named Willard Hatcher had his Ford van stolen. The van was not only his mode of transportation but also held sentimental value as he had used it for work and recreational purposes. It was parked in front of his home near the intersection of Johnson Blvd. and Hudson Street when it was stolen. Willard lost his fishing and work gear, tools that belonged to his father, ladders, and other belongings that were worth approximately $10,000. He depends on the van... Read more →


*Runnemede's Lovemede Pike Jam October 6

SAVE THE DATE! RUNNEMEDE NJ (August 19, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Runnemede Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Runnemede presents the first Loveamede Pike Jam. Last spring was so successful that we'll do another one this fall! The GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede looks forward to attending the fall event Friday, October 6, 2023, from 5 PM - 9 PM. Stay tuned for more details to come! Read more →


The Direct Connect Project in Bellmawr Has Begun; Work Will take Several Months

Cornell Crane & Steel, Inc. Missing Moves - Bellmawr, NJ I-295 & NJ42 RELATED: Klemm Avenue/I-76 Westbound Repairs Advances in Gloucester City TRENTON, NJ (AUGUST 18, 2023)--The NJDOT announced today that the Direct Connection project in Bellmawr, Camden County announced that pile driving operations have begun. The work will take place from Monday to Friday between 7 AM and 3 PM for a few months. The NJDOT press release details this information. The work consists of two locations. An upper bench/platform closer to the cemetery property will support the new I-295 southbound roadway and a lower bench/platform for the latest... Read more →


Jennifer Porado, age 59, of Bellmawr

Jennifer P. Porado formerly of Bellmawr passed away peacefully on July 14, 2023. Age 59. Survived by her bother Paul J. Porado and family. Preceded in death by her mother Florence (Toby), father Paul A., and brother Steven P. Porado. She will be greatly missed by many. Jen was injured as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident in 2001 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She resided in a number of specialized treatment facilities, most recently at Oppidan group home in Sarasota, Fl. She was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales class of 1978 and of Gloucester Catholic... Read more →


I-295 Closed Tonight at Al-Jo Curve for Upgrades

(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, is scheduled to be closed tonight for guiderail and attenuator repairs 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, July 24 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 25. 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... Read more →


Joann M. Carle, of Bellmawr and Mickleton

Joann M. Carle, of Bellmawr and Mickleton, passed away on July 17, 2023. Age 84. Beloved wife of of the late James W. Carle, Sr. Devoted mother of James W. Carle, Jr. (Gidget) of New Smyrna Beach, FL, William A. Carle, Sr. (Maria) of Barrington, NJ, Joseph P. Carle (Marianne) of Surprise, AZ, and the late Daniel C. Carle and former wife, Carol Tohanczyn Carle. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Stephen (Kelsi), James G, Julie, William A. Jr., and Megan. Loving great-grandmother to Kenzie and Callie. Dear sister of Paul Bauman and the late Gerard Bauman, Elizabeth Arrington, Claude Bauman, Thomas... Read more →


Ongoing Road Work will Close Portions of 295

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp to I-76 westbound is scheduled to be closed on Thursday for emergency drum array and attenuator repairs as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. From 10 a.m. until 12 noon Thursday, June 29, the I-295 northbound Exit 26, which becomes the left lane of I-76 westbound, will be closed and detoured. Once Exit 26 reopens, the left lane on I-295 northbound just past the exit is scheduled to be closed until 2 p.m. At least one lane will be maintained... Read more →


Jane T. Flood, age 98, of Bellmawr

Jane T. Flood (nee Burns), on June 17, 2023, of Bellmawr. Age 96. Beloved wife of the late John W. Flood. Devoted mother of John Flood (Jane), Jane Sutter (the late Bill), Steve Flood (Doris), Danny Flood, Joe Flood, Tim Flood (Kathy), Barry Flood, Billy Flood (Bonnie) and the late Joyce Flood. Loving grandmother of Devon, Bill, Madison, Stephen, Dawn, Jason, Justin, Jordan, Johnny, Jennifer, Katie, McKenzie, and the late Shannon and great grandmother to many. Daughter of the late Steve and Eleanor Burns. Jane was a den mother for the Cub Scouts in her younger years. Jane loved to... Read more →


Alfred F French, III of Bellmawr; Korean War Vet, Brooklawn Legion and Bellmawr VFW Member

August 22, 1930 ~ June 5, 2023 92 Years Old What you put out in the world comes back to you. Alfred F. French, III began and filled each day with a smile. It was a sign of joy and the light in the window of his face. Al put friendly, outgoing generosity and consideration for everyone into our world. He carried it all with a jovial, whistling melody and quick-whit dad jokes. After a lifetime that filled 92 years with sports, music faith, and honor our laughter hushed when Alfred passed away in his home on Monday, June 5,... Read more →


I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed and detoured Saturday night in Bellmawr

Overnight closure necessary for emergency repairs (Trenton) - The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, is scheduled to be closed tomorrow night for emergency repairs 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. tomorrow, Saturday, June 10, until 6 a.m. Sunday, June 11, for emergency repairs. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The following detour will be in place: I-295 southbound to... Read more →


Mosquito Spraying Throughout Camden County Starting Friday Morning

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Friday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. The summer weather has created an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed. Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water. “Even though this has been one of the driest periods on record through May into the first full week of June mosquitoes are still out there,” Nash said. “Mosquitos need standing water to breed, so you can help keep them off your property by removing water from places like... Read more →


CNB Traffic Alert: Left Lane on 1-295 in Bellmawr to be Closed

I-295 northbound left lane closure is required tonight in Bellmawr (Trenton) – Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 2 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday June 3, the left lane on I-295 northbound will be closed between Essex Avenue and Browning Road for construction barrier repair as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. One lane of traffic will be maintained overnight. The work is part of the Direct Connection project that will provide a seamless route for I-295 motorists traveling through the interchange of I-295, I-76, and Route 42. To sign up for I-295 Direct Connect project... Read more →


Memorial Day Ceremonies in South Jersey

Avalon Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29th, 2023: 9 am - 10:30 am Avalon Memorial Day Parade May 29, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM The Avalon Lions, as an organization, will participate in the Avalon Memorial Day Parade. The club President, Eileen Donovan, will present a wreath at the services. The parade will step off at 32nd Street and Dune Drive and proceed north to Veterans Plaza where the ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the parade. Website Cape May Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 29, 2023; 11:00 AM Website 609-884-9565 The City of Cape May, in... 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 →


Frank J. Vitkow, age 71, of Runnemede

Frank J. Vitkow, 71 of Runnemede was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 8th. He was born in Philadelphia on Sept 24th, 1951 to Frank and Elizabeth. He grew up with his five brothers and sisters at their family home on Union Ave in Bellmawr. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Denise (nee Cannon), his daughters Nichelle and Nicole, his grandchildren Samantha, Alyssa, Deanna, Brett, Sophia, Emilia as well as his brothers and sisters, Eleanor, Mark, and Gregory. He goes home to eternal rest to be with his daughter, Tara Powell. Frank was... Read more →


Rt 295 Southbound Closed/Detour Monday and Thursday Nights

image courtesy of NJDOT (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, is scheduled to be closed tonight and Thursday night for guide rail and attenuator repairs as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. In addition, there will be lane closures on I-295 northbound on Wednesday and Route 42 northbound on Friday night to repair drums and attenuators. Monday, May 8 and Thursday, May 11 The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound will be... Read more →