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ONE BIG HAPPY LIFE

One Big Happy Life has 217,000 YouTube subscribers and millions of views. After graduating from Yale Law, Founder Scarlett Cochran worked as a banking and consumer finance attorney for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has also served her country with the Marine Corps. Cochran built her dream life after starting off as a single teen mom living below the poverty line. She wished there had been a guide to help her through her hard times; to pay it forward, she wrote IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY: A Proven Path to Building Wealth and Living the Rich Life You Deserve (Penguin Random House / Avery; on sale Feb. 7, 2023). One of the key points that sets Cochran apart is her unconventional, seemingly counter-intuitive financial advice (that has worked for her personally), like how debt can... Read more →


’The Tricky Riddles Book for Smart Kids’ Released

DaddiLife Books, have a simple and increasingly vital mission - “to create a place where Dads can learn, grow and celebrate the life that is dad.” Fatherhood is often ignored in popular culture or the media, and Daddilife puts the spotlight back on the important relationship between Dad and child. Part of fulfilling that mission is publishing books that the whole family can enjoy. Their latest popular release, ’The Tricky Riddles Book for Smart Kids’, Is jam-packed with over three hundred challenging questions and riddles that turn learning and problem solving into joyful activities the whole family can have fun with together. Importantly whilst great fun, the book has been designed with a focus to boost brain power and brain development in young children. Synopsis: Riddles are as old as time, but they're not only fun, they help boost brain power by getting kids to think more ‘laterally’ and more... Read more →


Bess The Book Bus Coming to Camden City

Tuesday, September 13, 2022. 9 am to 2 pm Amerigroup, in partnership with CAMcare Health Corporation, will host "Bess the Book Bus" at Riletta T. Cream Family School, 1875 Mulford Street Camden, NJ 08104. Bess the Book Bus is a mobile literacy outreach vehicle dedicated to narrowing the academic achievement gap. Dozens of free books will be distributed to residents on a "first come, first-served" basis. "The Bus instills a love of reading in asset-limited communities by supplying high-quality books to children, caregivers, and educators and making the joy of book ownership a reality. Children will receive a book to bring home to begin their own home libraries. In addition, there will be fun activities, healthy snacks, entertainment, and more for the attending 250 students," said Anya Nawrocky, Amerigroup New Jersey Read more →


CNB BOOK NEWS: WHAT TO READ THIS SUMMER

As the Summer Heats Up, Check Out These Four Great Reads (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between” forever. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2V4riZi. “Median Gray” by Bill Mesce Jr. At a time when New York’s mean streets were their meanest, one NYPD detective at the end of his career takes one last chance to correct... Read more →


CNB BOOK NEWS: Four Great Reads

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in-between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in-between” forever. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2V4riZi. “Median Gray” by Bill Mesce Jr. At a time when New York’s mean streets were their meanest, one NYPD detective at the end of his career takes one last chance to correct a 20-year-old injustice, and another cop at... Read more →


CNB Book News: Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

(NAPSI)—You may be able to bring some comfort to your friends and family members who have been grieving a loss in these difficult days. Poetry And Emotion There’s a new book that can help heal the hearts and minds of people who have lost jobs, opportunities, homes, even loved ones. Called “Words for the Unbearable: A Journey Through Loss” (IngramSpark), it was written by psychologist Enid Sanders, who has had her own losses to deal with. When her first child, Keri, died, the young mother spilled out a series of poems and put them away in a drawer. Decades later, when her husband Andrew died, she took them out and started writing again. At first she wrote for herself, for Andrew and to Andrew. A poem would rise up out of nowhere and she’d jump up and scribble it down, not knowing how it would end until she wrote the... Read more →


WonderWorks Pigeon Forge Celebrates National Library Week

with Local Library Partnerships and Free Tickets to the Upside-Down House Library partnership with WonderWorks TN helps spark the imagination and inspire reading in the community PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (April 1, 2022) – To celebrate this year’s National Library Week from April 3-9, 2022, WonderWorks Pigeon Forge is partnering with local Sevier County libraries by donating free tickets to be given away to those who sign up for library cards during this special week. The mission is to help inspire more people to read and explore all the opportunities offered at their local library. “We’re thrilled to be a part of a program that encourages reading and expanding education for our community. The power of reading can spark the imagination in all of us, and that’s exactly what we’re looking to do here at WonderWorks,” says Kerensa Archer, education sales manager at WonderWorks Pigeon Forge. WonderWorks has participated in this... Read more →


Details about SPICE DAO and the DUNE NFT 

Throughout the end of the week, Spice DAO was commending its excellent arrangement to deliver NFTs in light of an intriguing book specifying the bombed variation of producer Alejandro Judorowski's Frank Herbert's awe-inspiring sci-fi novel Dune, In November, they accepted their duplicate at the Christie's closeout for 2.66 million euros (a little more than 3.3 million). It was recorded at 25,000-€ 35,000, so the DAO paid multiple times more than assessed. If you want to know more about the depth-related SPICE DAO and the DUNE NFT then visit here. The gathering erroneously felt that the buy included getting copyright to deliver NFTs in light of the book. Along these lines, the bad Twitter viciously called attention to, in addition to other things, this expensive misstep that Spice DAO didn't recollect. More about Spice DAO's Dune NFT Blunder In a tweet, Spice DAO said it would "disclose the book and, roused... Read more →


BOOK REVIEWS: FOUR GREAT READS

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between” forever. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2V4riZi. “Median Gray” by Bill Mesce Jr. At a time when New York’s mean streets were their meanest, one NYPD detective at the end of his career takes one last chance to correct a 20-year-old injustice, and another... Read more →


A Thrilling Book Trilogy And More

BOOKTRIB’S BOOKBITES —Megalomaniacs Battle Zealots, With America Caught In The Middle (NAPSI)—This issue of BookBites introduces readers to Eric C. Anderson’s New Caliphate trilogy, a saga ripped from today’s headlines that could leave tomorrow’s Europe on the brink of a new Dark Age, as well as a fourth thriller depicting the use of cryptocurrency as a tool for political regime change. Anderson is a former member of the U.S. intelligence community. “Osiris” (Book 1) by Eric C. Anderson (Dunn Books) It’s a dilemma no Washington politician wants to confront: rescuing 5,000 Americans trapped in Baghdad. Taking on the challenge is a crusty Marine, an embattled Army officer, two Turkish spies and the ultimate cyber-warrior. Their enemy? An ISIS regime intent on carving out a new caliphate. Can they rescue an American embassy under siege by a weapon that even Washington’s military can’t defeat? Buy Book 1 of the New Caliphate... Read more →


CNBNews Book Review: Giovanni's Ring, the Real Sopranos

VIDEO at the bottom: Is the Italian Mob Still Strong in Jersey? Interview with Giovanni Rocco, My Life Inside the Real Sopranos Giovanni Rocco was the FBI undercover at the epicenter of several federal undercover operations. His most recent assignment in operation Charlie Horse ultimately brought down several high-ranking members and associates of the infamous NJ DeCavalcante Mafia family, the organization known as “The Real Sopranos”. Image source Armchair MBA #Sopranos #DeCavalcante #GiovannisRing The story of a former FBI undercover task force officer who spent years penetrating New Jersey's DeCavalcante crime family, the criminal organization known to law enforcement as “the real Sopranos” Giovanni’s Ring is the story of “Giovanni Rocco,” a New Jersey police officer, known undercover as “Giovanni Gatto,” who was the mysterious agent at the epicenter of Operation Charlie Horse, a federal undercover operation that ultimately brought down ten members and associates of New Jersey’s DeCavalcante Mafia... Read more →


BOOK REVIEW: Seven Top Political Stories of 2021

NEW YORK, NY, November 26, 2021 — Will the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and the second year of the COVID pandemic prove that 2021 will be one of the most tumultuous political years in recent history? According to Seth David Radwell, a critically-acclaimed expert on the history of politics, and author of the Amazon bestseller American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation (Greenleaf Book Group), here is a compilation of some of the most controversial 2021 political subjects of today—contextualized in the country’s history as detailed in Radwell’s book—that will have a lasting impact for the future of America: 1. The Closest Overthrow of Power since the Civil War: The U.S. struggles to remain the world’s quintessential example of the peaceful transition of power associated with a free and open society in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection. (In American Schism,... Read more →


Artist and Storyteller Lousis Pecsi Releases New Children's Book "Theo's Adventure in Time"

HADDONFIELD NJ (November 23, 2021)(CNBNews)--An artist and storyteller Louis Pecsi is currently doing a signing of his new children’s book Theo’s Adventures in Time at the Ram Arcade in Haddonfield. The signing will be between 2 PM and 3:30 PM on Saturday, Dec 11. “Theo’s Adventures in Time” chronicles the early and later inventions of a child genius, which include an everlasting bouncing ball and a pair of flying shoes. His early inventions pale in comparison to his ultimate triumph, which is the time machine named Kronos. Theo journeys through time and encounters dinosaurs, mummies, and Albert Einstein. Theo is able to take selfies with a sleeping T Rex until, yikes, the beast wakes up. An epic adventure full of thought-provoking images rendered in vivid colors teaching Einstein’s famous quote, imagination is more important than knowledge. Prepare yourself for adventure when you open this book. Mr. Pecsi will give away... Read more →


NEW BOOK RELEASED, HOW TO STARVE CANCER

Jane McLelland should only have lived about 12 weeks, according to cancer statistics and doctors, after receiving her diagnosis of Stage IV cancer nearly 20 years ago. But today, after suffering from cervical cancer, secondary lung cancer, and treatment- The award-winning former Chartered Physiotherapist shares her incredible story at www.HowToStarveCancer.com. Life Extension, Daily Mail, Better Together with Maria Menounos and more have featured how McLelland successfully employed a method mainstream medicine largely ignores: starving the cancer with off-label drugs (using medication in a manner not specified in the FDA's approved packaging label). Now she’s on a mission to get this life-saving information to the masses. Amazing Woman Global honored McLelland with their Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with cancer patients since 2003 and her #1 international bestseller, How to Starve Cancer Without Starving Yourself, won the New York Big Book Award, Janey Loves Health Book Gold Award and GTeX... Read more →


Karen Hinton Offers an Insider’s View of What It’s Like To Be a Woman in Politics/Newsroom 

Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men And Power (Sartoris Literary Group; December 1, 2021) by Karen Hinton, a journalist and former press secretary to Andrew Cuomo and later to New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, offers an insider’s view of what it’s like to be a woman in the newsroom, the halls of Congress and the highest reaches of American political power. The book is available for pre-order at Amazon. Hinton’s memoir expands on her widely-read New York Daily News op-ed coining the term “penis politics” to describe how powerful men assert control over women in a vulnerable or subordinate position and the extensive media attention Hinton received over her revelations of Andrew Cuomo’s sexual politics. Throughout the book, Hinton writes about the small, everyday abuses that some men use to magnify their power at home, in school, and in the office. She shows how penis politics negatively... Read more →


Heavyweight “Bronco Billy” Wright Releases Book

Heavyweight “Bronco Billy” Wright is well known and loved for his impressive achievements in the ring. Throughout his lengthy boxing career, which began in 1986, he fought in the heavyweight division and scored 29 first-round knockouts. His last professional fight was in January 2016, finishing with an extraordinary career record of 43 knockouts and 48 wins in 52 fights. He has now retired from sports and has picked up the pen. His first publication, the fantasy series Earthly Worlds,became an instant Amazon bestseller, and his upcoming science-fiction novel, Mind-Benders, co-written by EGA-represented International #1 bestselling author Steve Eggleston, is hotly anticipated. Wright was diagnosed with arare, life-threatening brain disease in 2018 but has summoned the indomitable courage he displayed in the ring to battle this illness with his famed optimism and charisma. Implementing innovative treatments to compliment his unique brand of enthusiasm, Wright consistently challenges what is possible with this... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Georgia Police Officer Dylan Harrison Shot and Killed on his First Day; Suspect Apprehended by FBI

Police Officer Dylan Harrison Alamo Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 2021 Police Officer Dylan Harrison was shot and killed outside of the Alamo Police Department at about 1:00 AM. The suspect, Damien 'Luke' Anthony Ferguson, 43, fled the scene and was apprehended by the FBI on Sunday, October 10. Ferguson, considered armed and dangerous, was the subject of a statewide manhunt. Officer Harrison was working his first shift as a part-time officer with the Alamo Police Department. He had served in law enforcement for four years and had previously served with the Middle Georgia State University Police Department, Cochran Police Department, Dodge County Sheriff's Office, and the Oconee Drug Task Force. He is survived by his wife and 6-month-old son. Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor Dies from Injuries Sustained in Vehicle Crash

Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor Austin Police Department, Texas End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 2021 AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 1, 2021)--Police Officer Andy Traylor succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash three days earlier while responding to an emergency call for service at about 2:10 am. He was traveling on FM 969 when a tractor-trailer attempted to make a U-turn in front of him at Decker Lane. Officer Traylor was unable to avoid a collision and his patrol car became pinned beneath the trailer. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital. He remained on life support and passed away on July 31st, 2021, after his organs were donated. Officer Traylor was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Austin Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and five children. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime... Read more →


CNB Book News: Riding the Edge: A Love Song to Deborah

A work of love that evokes greater love—Michael Tobin’s memoir will move your soul JERUSALEM (JULY 27, 2021)—Forty-seven years ago, Michael discovered his soulmate Deborah on a dance floor in Keene, New Hampshire. It took her soul a few years and an around-the-world bike trek to fully reciprocate. Riding the Edge:A Love Song to Deborah (Greenleaf Book Group, July 20, 2021) is the astonishing tale of the six-month odyssey that profoundly shaped the next 564 months of their lives together. Taking place in 1980, Michael and Deborah—an American Jew and American Arab, respectively—leave the security of their well-ordered lives as psychologists sleepwalking toward marriage and family to explore and take risks in search of life’s larger truths. What they find is a story of magnificent vistas and memorable moments that open their senses to the beauty of the world even as it also reveals the vilest of human cruelty. Green... Read more →


Scars of Blue: A Story of the Heart and Soul of the Person Behind the Badge written by Local Cop Chad Holland

Amazon.com: Scars of Blue: A story of Policing, Corruption, Mental Health, and Survival written by Chad Holland About the Author Chad Holland (photo) served for nearly two decades with the Brooklawn, Somerdale, and the notoriously dangerous Camden, New Jersey police departments-surviving on instincts, training, and the love and trust of his partners. The eldest of four brothers, Chad was born in Philadelphia, Pa, and spent his adolescent and teenage years growing up in Brooklawn, NJ. Chad has two grown sons. Chad J, from his prior marriage, and Jacob. He currently reside in New Jersey. --This text refers to the paperback edition. Broken relationships, betrayal, lies, violence, and horror, Scars of Blue-A story of Policing, Corruption, Mental Health, and Survival is an unrestrained account of the life, love, and the loathing of a man serving in law enforcement. More than just another "cop book," this is a story of the heart... Read more →


New Book Released: Weed of Wonder

Cannabis history is your history. Discover why in the new publication Weed of Wonder. Weed of Wonder is the result of more than four years of in-depth research and photography. Unprecedented access to Museum founder Ben Dronkers’ collection of over 9000 cannabis-related artifacts has resulted in a fresh view of the plant’s history. The book will be available from June 25th, 2021. Why a new book on Cannabis? Legal cannabis is slowly becoming international. Old-school cannabis activism now exists alongside a billion dollar industry. CBD, the ‘wellness cannabinoid’, is changing the perception of the plant and mainstreaming its use beyond the wildest dreams of yesteryear’s recreational consumers. Hemp researchers are finding innovative solutions to some of the challenges posed by the ongoing climate crisis and the urgent need for genuinely sustainable resources. Weed of Wonder describes in detail how Cannabis has contributed to our social-economic evolution, and the role it... Read more →


CNB Books: Enemy Within the Gates: The Secret Cabal and the Destruction of The Wes

United Kingdom – There was no better time for Tony Ankers to release ‘Enemy Within the Gates: The Secret Cabal and the Destruction of The West’. After all, the world has spent the last year believing the so-called “truth” about Covid-19; its origins, geopolitical response and the supposed vaccine that will heal humanity. But as Ankers knows, it’s yet another fabrication on the part of a secret cabal that has been controlling humanity for over a century. While it might initially sound far-fetched, Ankers presents his findings with fact, unambiguous evidence, over 1,000 footnotes, and over two decades of trying to prove himself wrong. “I lived in the US for many years, leaving in 2012 at a time when social discord had never been higher, and many felt their own Government didn’t support them,” explains the author. “And they are absolutely right. However, the problems are not confined to the... Read more →


Archdiocese Kindergarten Teacher Publishes First Book, Pepper The Pointer

Ms. Kyrsten Amanto is an educator at Saint Maximilian Kolbe School in West Chester Ms. Kyrsten Amanto, a kindergarten teacher at Saint Maximilian Kolbe School in West Chester (Chester County) recently published her first book, Pepper the Pointer. The narrative follows the main characters, Kyky and Pepper. Kyky tends to mind her own business, but her best bud Pepper points out things around them to teach Kyky valuable lessons. The genesis for the book came during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when Ms. Amanto spent a lot of time at home with her dog, Pepper, a two-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, watching media reports of civil unrest and an overall lack of kindness and compassion in society. Ms. Kyrsten Amanto said, “In school, especially for our younger students, kindness, and compassion is not just something we talk about, but something that should be constantly modeled and then praised when demonstrated.”... Read more →


CNB Books: Four Great Reads for Summer

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between” forever. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2V4riZi. “Median Gray” by Bill Mesce Jr. At a time when New York’s mean streets were their meanest, one NYPD detective at the end of his career takes one last chance to correct a 20-year-old injustice, and another... Read more →


*Scott James, Adelphi Alum, and Emmy-Winning Journalist will Discuss an Infamous Nightclub Fire

GARDEN CITY, NY (03/25/2021) On Wednesday, April 7, Adelphi University will host a conversation with Emmy-winning journalist, author and Adelphi alumnus Scott James about his book Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth. Adelphi's President Christine Riordan will talk with James about what compelled him to reexamine one of America's deadliest criminal cases, the death of 100 people in a fire started by a pyrotechnic display at a Rhode Island concert in 2003. Scott James Veteran journalist and fiction author Television news Emmy award winner "Trial by Fire: Writing the Book That Reopened One of America's Deadliest Criminal Cases'' will be moderated by Liza Burby, author and faculty adviser to Adelphi's award-winning student newspaper, The Delphian. The discussion also will focus on James' writing process, the role of journalism, and whether we can trust the safety regulations and justice systems meant to... Read more →


*Camden County LIBRARY HOTSPOT LEARNING PROGRAM

(Voorhees, NJ) – As part of its ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide widened by the pandemic, the Camden County Library System began a new hotspot lending program today for remote workers and learners. The program comes in addition to a variety of new digital services already made available through the library system to support the community during this crisis. The Verizon 4G Jetpack hotspot can be used to connect phones, computers, and other devices to the internet while at home or on the road. The devices are now available at all branches of the library system and can be checked out to adults for two weeks (with no renewals). “Anyone who has been working or learning from home this year knows how important it is to have a reliable, stable internet connection in order to be successful. Unfortunately, many families in our community lack this seemingly essential service,”... Read more →


CNB Books: ‘A Mirror And A Prayer’

Beauty Icon’s Unfiltered Reflections On A Rocky And Wild Ride Gina Rivera finally found “the authentic me…waiting to break free.” Her memoir is one part narrative, one part how to succeed in business, and all parts inspiration. (NAPSI)—There was a time when Gina Rivera: • Stole cookie dough and gasoline during financial hard times. • Was almost strangled by a mass murderer. • Had a boyfriend arrested by the FBI for drug distribution. The boldly blonde mohawked Rivera is an amalgamation of what many would label contradictory circumstances. Once a high school dropout, Gina has transformed her dreams as a hairstylist into a nationwide beauty empire. Her unfiltered autobiography, “A Mirror And A Prayer,” illuminates the amazing highs and devastating lows of her life, with lessons both painful and beneficial. The book is one part narrative, one part how to succeed in business, and inspiration all the way through. “Gina... Read more →


CNB Books: Fighting the First Wave

Why the Coronavirus Was Tackled So Differently Across the Globe By Peter Baldwin ISBN 9781316518335 Hardcover/$24.95 March 2020 Everyone had to accept the possibility of being quarantined for the collective weal. But until the disease was eradicated everywhere and for all, there was no end of things for anyone. A reserve of infection in one neighborhood, among one set of citizens, or in one part of the world, spelled danger for the rest. We are only as safe as the sickest member of our community. So long as a critical mass has not been vaccinated, there will be no real security. The solution has to be global or not at all. Why, even despite a shared scientific understanding of the etiology of COVID-19, were the responses of governments across the globe so very different? With Fighting the First Wave, Peter Baldwin shows that the different state responses to COVID-19 can't... Read more →


OP-ED: This "Devout Catholic" has no Problem Stiffing the Pope

January 28, 2021 “Gender ideology is demonic. It militates against the order of creation." ~Pope Francis Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden's executive orders handed down today: On November 12, Pope Francis called President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on his electoral victory. He surely thought that the incoming president would make Catholics proud to have one of their own in the White House. One wonders what the Holy Father now thinks of Bill Donohue (photo courtesy of NewsMaxTV) Biden. On January 28, the White House announced that Biden will issue an executive order that rescinds the Mexico City Policy, the rule that bars U.S. foreign aid to international non-profit organizations that provide for abortion or abortion counseling. This policy was first implemented by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and has been revoked or reinstated by Democratic and Republican administrations, respectively, since... Read more →


CNB Books: Historical Fiction, Real-Life Thriller And Lovable Characters

To Round Out Your Reading List “The Ticket” by Karen Schutte (Green Spring Publishing) (NAPS)—A touching account of a true American family, filled with ambition, promises, love, loss and a legacy of survival. Destined to a life of servitude, Karl Kessel, a turn-of-the-century German immigrant from Yugoslavia, receives an unexpected gift: a ticket to America. Grasping his dream, he leaves behind his wife and two sons. In her debut historical novel, the first of a trilogy, Karen Schutte spins a compelling family story woven with rich historical detail. Her nuanced and unvarnished narrative exposes the harsh realities of life in the last century as the Kessels make their journey. Purchase at https://karenschutte.com/product/the-ticket. “Better Dead Than Divorced” by Lukas Konandreas (Hard Work Publications) “Better dead than divorced,” responds a young wife to those who urge her to divorce her adulterous, manipulative and abusing husband, who plans to kill her. She knows... Read more →


CC Library New Hotspot Lending Plan

(Voorhees, NJ) – As part of its ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide widened by the pandemic, the Camden County Library System began a new hotspot lending program today for remote workers and learners. The program comes in addition to a variety of new digital services already made available through the library system to support the community during this crisis. The Verizon 4G Jetpack hotspot can be used to connect phones, computers, and other devices to the internet while at home or on the road. The devices are now available at all branches of the library system and can be checked out to adults for two weeks (with no renewals). “Anyone who has been working or learning from home this year knows how important it is to have a reliable, stable internet connection in order to be successful. Unfortunately, many families in our community lack this seemingly essential service,”... Read more →


CNBNews Books: Independence Seaport Museum Presents Author Thomas Heinrich

Author Talk: Thomas Heinrich Tuesday, January 26 6:00 PM Zoom Register Here for the FREE event Join Independence Seaport Museum and author Thomas Heinrich for a discussion on his new book, Warship Builders: An Industrial History of U.S. Naval Shipbuilding, 1922-1945 (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2020). The book highlights Philadelphia-area shipbuilders and the key role they played in World War II naval shipbuilding. The Navy Yard constructed Iowa-class battleships, New York Ship in Camden, NJ, specialized in cruisers and aircraft carriers, and Cramp Shipbuilding delivered cruisers and submarines. Our talk will investigate the achievements of and challenges confronting shipfitters, machinists, and managers in the Delaware Valley during the construction of a colossal armada that fought in all corners of the globe. We are encouraging participants to this FREE event to read the book prior to joining us to ensure a lively conversation. Check your local library or bookstore to... Read more →


CNBNews Book Reviews: Four Great Reads

Fictional Pandemic All Too Real; Making America Sacred Again; An Immigration Story; Disappearing Jets “Viral” by Kevin E. Ready (NAPSI)—A story of hope and the indomitable will of the human spirit. This is a popular fiction saga of a pandemic—written well before the COVID-19 virus was ever heard of—and the actions taken by people around the world to fight it. The story is told from the viewpoint of several key characters in various countries and walks of life. It includes realistic descriptions of the disease and heartfelt sub-stories of the characters as they deal with the pandemic. A woman of science must step up and become a leader and, hopefully, a savior. A first responder finds himself fighting for the lives of thousands. Valiant medical workers face near-impossible tasks while risking their very lives. Sounds only too real. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2AieoiT. “Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again” by Glenn Aparicio... Read more →


CNBNews Book Reviews: Children’s Book Holiday Gift Ideas

“The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions” by Tracey Hecht (NAPSI)—Animals disappearing without a trace? In the first book of the critically acclaimed four-book middle-grade series “The Nocturnals,” we meet three unlikely friends—Dawn, a serious fox; Tobin, a sweet pangolin; and Bismark, the pint-sized sugar glider. When the animals go missing, it’s up to Dawn, Tobin and Bismark to find out why. With the help of a gentle wombat, a jittery jerboa, a band of coyotes and some kooky bats, the brigade finds itself in a wacky, high-stakes game that will determine their survival. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor as the brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night. From Fabled Films Press, buy at https://amzn.to/2C3opOQ. San Diego Zoo Global Press “Hope and Inspiration Series” by Georgeanne Irvine A collection of heartwarming tales of animals that survived challenges and thrived under the loving care of humans. Author Georgeanne Irvine has devoted... Read more →


CNBNews Books: A Mission to Help Heal the Grief After Loss of a Pet

Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny Releases New e-Book on Pet Loss BOSTON, MA (September, 2020) — Although the mission of Animal Talks champions the fight for animals, especially those that are dying, sick or abused, the actual daily work of Animal Chaplain and Credentialed Pet Grief Counselor Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team is about helping people cope with the grief and pain that is felt when a beloved pet dies. To support the personal grief counseling mission, Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team recently released their marquee ebook, A Journey Through Pet Loss and Grief: For When Our Animal Companions Leave Us. Readers find chapters such as: Grieve Like a Child; My Promise to You; When Kids Lose Their Animal Friends; and Pets and the Afterlife. As one reader said, “You have done what others could not... So glad that this topic is now in a national publication and... Read more →


The Best 30 Halloween Stories of the Decade

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Families are preparing to enjoy Halloween in news ways, to keep kids healthy and safe, in response the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalists are eager to receive stories with helpful advice to protect the public and make life more fun, in the new normal. To help our clients find formats that are getting the best results, North American Precis Syndicate ranks the top feature news stories of the year by the highest number of placements in media outlets nationwide. We have compiled the results to show the top feature news stories of the decade, those that have performed brilliantly, way above and beyond what is typically expected. The most successful stories included attractive color photos or infographics, helpful advice from experts, celebrity spokespeople, the latest statistics, results from surveys, trends, time-saving tips, money saving ideas and other helpful information. The... Read more →


CNB Book Review: Futuristic Fiction; Family Secrets; Women’s Movement Memoir; “ReNaturing” Yourself

“Gravity Is Heartless” by Sarah Lahey (NAPSI)—The year is 2050. Automated cities, vehicles and homes are now standard; artificial intelligence, CRISPR gene editing and quantum computing have become a reality and climate change is in full swing. Climate scientist Quinn Buyers would rather be studying the clouds than getting ready for her wedding. But when a tragedy causes her to lose everything, including her famous scientist mother, her quest for answers takes her across the globe—and she uncovers friends, loss and love in the most unexpected of places. This bold, speculative fiction sheds light on the treatment of the planet as it offers a breathtaking sense of hope for the future. From She Writes Press, purchase at https://amzn.to/2RuvQXx. “No Rules: A Memoir” by Sharon Dukett It’s 1971 in Connecticut, and 16-year-old Sharon’s parents think she should become a clerical office worker and live at home until she marries. But Sharon... Read more →


E-Meet Sarah Broom, Author of 'The Yellow House'

This Year's Adelphi Reads Selection GARDEN CITY, NY (09/14/2020) Every year, Adelphi University's Community Reads chooses a book that is given to incoming first-year students, with the rest of the community invited to read as well. This year, the University selected "The Yellow House," a 2019 National Book Award winner and New York Times best seller by Sarah Broom. On Thursday, September 17, Broom will join Adelphi's R. Sentwali Bakari, PhD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, via Zoom for a discussion on her creative process, obstacles she faced beyond writer's block, lessons she's learned from her past, home, family, New Orleans and other themes of the novel. "The Yellow House," her memoir, has been described as a must-read book by more than 15 publications. The virtual discussion will begin at 5 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. Learn more about the event and... Read more →


The 30 Top Halloween Stories of the Decade

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Families are preparing to enjoy Halloween in news ways, to keep kids healthy and safe, in response the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalists are eager to receive stories with helpful advice to protect the public and make life more fun, in the new normal. To help our clients find formats that are getting the best results, North American Precis Syndicate ranks the top feature news stories of the year by the highest number of placements in media outlets nationwide. We have compiled the results to show the top feature news stories of the decade, those that have performed brilliantly, way above and beyond what is typically expected. The most successful stories included attractive color photos or infographics, helpful advice from experts, celebrity spokespeople, the latest statistics, results from surveys, trends, time-saving tips, money saving ideas and other helpful information. The... Read more →


How to Achieve Your Full Potential

Dallas, Texas – For over three decades, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough has given his patients the best care and results at McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic & Skin Center and Total Health Spa. As a renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. McCollough created a successful, unique plan to allow everyone to feel beautiful AND healthy inside and out. Informative and inspiring, The Gift You Give Yourself (to be released by Brown Books Publishing Group on September 1, 2020) is a guide to help people navigate the overwhelming world of beauty, skin and health care. Dr. McCollough’s holistic approach will help people find their path to better health and confidence because beauty is deeper than surface appearances. He walks readers through popular cosmetic surgical procedures, skin care regiments, diet and nutrition guidelines, providing them ways to develop well-rounded, personalized goals. “The Gift You Give Yourself is a treasure – the collection of a... Read more →


Philadelphia Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

PHILADELPHIA PA--The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), as part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress (NLS) serves Pennsylvania residents who have difficulty reading due to a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision challenge. Please view the Eligibility page for more details. If the standard print has become difficult to read for you, a friend, or a family member, please call 800-222-1754 or 215-683-3217. LPBH offers a wide variety of services for customers throughout the Commonwealth. Some are available on-site, and many are available free through the mail via our partnership with Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Pittsburgh. In addition, LBPH staff provides outreach statewide about all of these services. On-site Services: Full walk-in services (Braille, large-print, audio, and digital book machines), including accessible computers Braille and Audio Reading Download... Read more →


CNBNews Book Bites: Four Great Reads

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between” forever. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2V4riZi. “Median Gray” by Bill Mesce Jr. At a time when New York’s mean streets were their meanest, one NYPD detective at the end of his career takes one last chance to correct a 20-year-old injustice, and another... Read more →


CNB Book Review: Four Great Reads for Summer

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between” forever. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2V4riZi. “Median Gray” by Bill Mesce Jr. At a time when New York’s mean streets were their meanest, one NYPD detective at the end of his career takes one last chance to correct a 20-year-old injustice, and another... Read more →


OPEN AND AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS PROGRAM REDUCES TEXTBOOK COSTS FOR STUDENTS

Annual program incentivizes Rutgers faculty to use free or low-cost learning materials that save students money More faculty than ever before are participating in a program through the Rutgers University Libraries to provide open and affordable textbooks for the fall. The program is estimated to be able to save students more than $2.1 million in the cost of textbooks and other course materials over the next year. The Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Program, administered by the Libraries, provides $1,000 awards to Rutgers faculty who modify their courses to use free or low-cost learning materials instead of traditional textbooks. To date, it has brought an estimated savings of over $5.7 million to students universitywide. The Libraries issued 42 OAT awards this year, more than double the amount from previous cycles. “With the ongoing pandemic putting financial pressures on so many families, it is more important than ever to do what... Read more →


New Book: Leaders Who Lust

It might seem curious, but when we start writing a book such as this one, both of us know generally where we’re going and what we want to say, but not specifically, not exactly. In this case, we knew generally that despite its being completely ignored in the twenty-first-century leadership literature, lust has been of significance in the past and was certain therefore to be of significance in the present. But until we did the research, until we started putting flesh on the bones of our cases, we ourselves did not fully appreciate how much of a driver lust is. Nor did we fully appreciate the symbiosis between lust and leadership. Or that some leaders who lust are exceptional in part, certainly, precisely because of their lust. To reiterate, leaders who lust have a fire in their belly that is impossible to douse. Leaders who lust have a life force... Read more →


School Librarians are Providing Services and Resources During Pandemic

July 21, 2020-School librarians, long identified as thought leaders in school communities, provide invaluable services and resources to children in times of crisis. With educators facing unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, school librarians and their libraries play a more important role than ever. "School librarians provide critical services for children in distance education as well as in-person." said John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary Institute, a national 501c3 non-profit with a mission to support libraries and librarians. "Now that COVID-19 shutdowns have impacted learning for children around the nation, school librarians are needed more than ever, and they deserve our support." The Problem of the COVID Slide Educators have long referred to a phenomenon called "summer slide," wherein children lose educational ground during their summer break. Returning to school in the fall, children spend the first weeks catching up to their previous levels of learning. This remediation time can put... Read more →


'Summer Bash Activity Boxes’ Distributed to Chester Youth by Legacy Arts Club

by Katie Madonna It’s 9:30pm on a weeknight in North Chester and there are continuous explosions for the fifth night in a row. Booming. Crackling. Popping. The once-jarring nightly rounds of Fireworks, ranging from small firecrackers to bottle rockets to stadium-style mortars, lit off in Chester since mid-March, have become what some are considering the “new normal.” And who could blame youth and adults alike for needing some regularly scheduled outdoor entertainment? On March 13th, due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Wolf announced all Pennsylvania schools would close, beginning a longer-than-expected shelter-in-place order. Thousands of students were promptly shuffled from the normal routine of classroom-learning to the online schooling world of Zoom and Google Classroom. And just like that, nearly all gym, music, and art classes disappeared, leaving many students without a creative or physical outlet or much structure at all. In addition to closing the... Read more →


Pre-Order Tom Fitton’s New Judicial Watch Book ‘A Republic Under Assault’

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today Judicial Watch President and New York Times bestselling author Tom Fitton’s latest book, “A Republic Under Assault, the Left’s Ongoing Attack on American Freedom” is available for pre-order (https://www.judicialwatchbook.com/). In this explosive new book, New York Times bestselling author and president of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton explains how the Radical Left and the Deep State are trying to destroy the Trump presidency. Tom Fitton’s first two New York Times bestselling books, "The Corruption Chronicles" and "Clean House", exposed the hypocrisy and corruption of Obama’s two terms. Now, in Fitton’s latest investigative probe, he identifies the four major forces posing a continued threat to American democracy. Deep State Efforts to Destroy the Trump Presidency: The documents that show senior officials in the Obama administration, with the approval of Barack Obama, spied on the Trump presidential campaign AND President Trump! The dirty secrets of Obamagate and... Read more →


CNBNews Book Tips: Fictional Pandemic All Too Real; Making America Sacred Again; An Immigration Story; Disappearing Jets

“Viral” by Kevin E. Ready (NAPSI)—A story of hope and the indomitable will of the human spirit. This is a popular fiction saga of a pandemic—written well before the COVID-19 virus was ever heard of—and the actions taken by people around the world to fight it. The story is told from the viewpoint of several key characters in various countries and walks of life. It includes realistic descriptions of the disease and heartfelt sub-stories of the characters as they deal with the pandemic. A woman of science must step up and become a leader and, hopefully, a savior. A first responder finds himself fighting for the lives of thousands. Valiant medical workers face near-impossible tasks while risking their very lives. Sounds only too real. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2AieoiT. “Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again” by Glenn Aparicio Parry To recreate a whole and sacred America, it is important to piece together... Read more →


CNB Book News: Four Powerful Stories Of Love, Growth And The Soul

“Rachael’s Return” by Janet Rebhan (NAPSI)—Caroline Martin has everything but the thing her soul craves most: a daughter. During a routine hysterectomy, she unwittingly aborts the little girl she’s always longed for, leaving the unborn baby’s soul in limbo. She shares a hospital room with a pregnant woman who’s just been shot by her boyfriend. Her unborn child is barely hanging on—and the soul of Caroline’s hovering baby cannot resist the urge to rebirth via this unclaimed fetus. In the aftermath, two engaging heavenly guides struggle to find a way to help Caroline and her would-be daughter forge the link always meant to be between them—before the child’s brutal father makes good on his vow to steal the girl and disappear with her. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2X4W5qZ. “Big Wild Love” by Jill Sherer Murray Jill Sherer Murray lived in a dead-end relationship into her 40s before she finally let it go.... Read more →