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Certified Therapy Dogs Visit Long-Term Care Residents at Jefferson Health Care Center

Long-term care residents at the Jefferson Health Care Center (JHCC) in Washington Township recently enjoyed a special visit from certified therapy dogs Cole and Cece — along with their owners, Chris Hannah and fiancée, Nicole Sapello. The visit, held in collaboration with Angelic Health, was part of the Team Cole Project’s annual summer "Kindness Tour" to area schools, hospice patients, and veterans' homes. South Jersey dogs Cole, five, and Cece, 15 months, are anything but your typical canines, as the pit bulls were both born deaf. Cole has learned some American Sign Language commands from Chris. The Team Cole Project... Read more →


Is The Latest Development Plan for Gloucester City's Waterfront Just DEJAVU ?

Dorothy Philbin and William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 18, 2024)(CNBNews)-In the August 24, 2023 edition of the Courier Post, there was a large article about upscale apartments to be built at Freedom Pier. However, nine months later, little activity was observed. I wondered if this is another of the many construction projects planned for the waterfront that have fallen through over nearly 40 years. Many of them were announced right before an election. Once the election was over, the plans were put on the shelf to gather dust. Not too long ago, ClearysNoteBook listed the many failed... Read more →


Frank A. DiGiacomo,age 84, GCHS Alumnus

Frank A. DiGiacomo, on May 9, 2024, age 84 of Cherry Hill, NJ. Beloved father of Frank A. (Kelly) DiGiacomo, Jr. and the late Vincent M. DiGiacomo. Loving grandfather of Emily DiGiacomo and Michael DiGiacomo. Born and raised in Camden, NJ and attended Gloucester Catholic High School and St. Joseph's University. A long time Advertising/Publishing Executive who spent much of his career Bobit Business Media. Frank was an avid and well-travelled golfer who will be missed and remembered by many family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation and funeral on Wednesday morning, May 15 from 10:00AM... Read more →


Living on the Streets of Albuquerque is Dangerous

Albuquerque Is Throwing Out the Belongings of Homeless People, Violating City Policy by Nicole Santa Cruz ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a recent morning, Christian Smith ran an errand, leaving a shopping cart carrying everything she owned near the Albuquerque, New Mexico, underpass where she’d been sleeping. When she returned, the cart was nowhere to be found. image source iSTOCK Most of the belongings, such as clothing, makeup and blankets, could be replaced in time. But she panicked when she realized... Read more →


Van Drew Relaunches the Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Van Drew (R-NJ) along with Representative Cartwright (D-PA) announced the relaunch of the bipartisan Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Reform Caucus. Joined by 12 other members of Congress, this caucus is committed to addressing the issues plaguing our federal prison system, such as understaffing, poor working conditions, and staff retention. The BOP Reform Caucus will address these issues head-on to advocate for policies that aim to improve the overall effectiveness of the BOP workforce. "I am pleased to announce the launch of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Reform Caucus," said Rep. Van Drew. "With Federal Corrective... Read more →


Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Camden County will host six hazardous waste collections this year. During these collections, county residents can bring hazardous materials not suited to be thrown out into the regular garbage such as antifreeze, oil-based paints, weed killer, household cleansers and more. At each collection, all residents must show proof of residency and remain in their vehicles throughout the event. All materials to be dropped off should be placed in the rear cargo area of the vehicle, not in the passenger seating area. Read more →


Employment Weekly Job Fair Cherry Hill Mall

By NMG Media Group (OTHER EVENTS) FRIDAY, MAY 17 202410:00 AM — 2:00 PM EDT Are you looking for new employment opportunities? Join us for the Employment Weekly Job Fair at the Cherry Hill Mall on Friday, May 17 from 10 am to 2 pm. We will be in the Nordstrom Corridor. Gold Sponsor: Camden County Department of Events Camden County One Stop Camden County Prosecutor's Office Camden County Juvenile Detention Camden County Workforce Development Board Camden County Children's Services Camden County College Camden County Police Department (Metro) New Jersey Department of Labor Silver Sponsor: Inspira Health Bronze Sponsors include:... Read more →


Household hazardous waste collection to be held Saturday

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – On Saturday, May 18, the Board of Commissioners will be holding a household hazardous waste collection in Waterford Township. During these collections, county residents can bring hazardous materials not suited to be thrown out into the regular garbage such as antifreeze, oil-based paints, weed killer, household cleansers and more. Saturday’s collection will be held at the Atco Parking Area, at the corner of Atco and Raritan avenues, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This is a great opportunity to clear out your home of items that can’t just be tossed into the garbage,” said Commissioner Jeffrey... Read more →


Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation Donates $45,000 to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Township, NJ

The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation, a longtime supporter of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, recently donated $45,000 to the Cancer Center’s Patient Assistance Fund at Jefferson Health in New Jersey. Last year, dozens of cancer patients who needed help with rent, utilities, or transportation received financial assistance from this fund, allowing them to continue focusing on their treatment and care. "Living with cancer is challenging for patients and their families, and can be made harder with financial worry,” said Tamara LaCouture, MD, Chief of Cancer Services, Jefferson Cherry Hill & Washington Township Hospitals. "We thank The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation... Read more →


Deadly MV Accident in Pennsauken Results in Passenger Being Killed; Driver Arrested

Pennsauken, N.J.- A Pennsauken man has been charged in connection to a fatal motor vehicle crash in Pennsauken last month, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Pennsauken Police Chief Phil Olivo. On April 16, 2024, at approximately 3:22 p.m., the Pennsauken Police Department was dispatched to the area of the 9000 block of Crescent Boulevard southbound for a crash involving two motor vehicles. Upon arrival, Pennsauken Police officers located a Chrysler motor vehicle that crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer. A passenger, identified as a Sean Hill, 20, of Pennsauken, was entrapped in the Chrysler and later... Read more →


Winslow Township Memorial Day Event, Monday, May 27 at 10AM

Winslow Township Memorial Day Event Monday, May 27, 2024 at 10am War Memorial Site 125 S. Route 73 (by Municipal Complex) Braddock, NJ 08037 Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. Read more →


Barry R. Hammel, of Monroeville, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus Class of '77

On May 13, 2024. Age 65. Of Monroeville. Formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved son of the late Fred and Dorothy Hammel (nee Burke). Loving brother of Gene Hammel and his wife, Eleanor and the late Steve Hammel. Beloved uncle of Monica Hammel, Keith Hammel and Dean Hammel (Erica) and great uncle of Freddy, Cody, Dakota, Dean, Lexi, Jordan and Damon. Barry was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1977. He enjoyed volunteering as a companion, calling and speaking to other seniors, making sure that they were OK and taking their medication’s every day. This gave Barry great satisfaction... Read more →


Joseph T. Cuff, of Lindenwold and Collingswood, Korean War Veteran, Bartender at The Krazy Kat

On May 12, 2024. Age 96. Of Lindenwold. Formerly a longtime resident of Collingswood. Predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Ann Cuff; son, Joseph Cuff; grandchildren, Lori Ross, Michael Vincent, Jr. and Andrew Vincent; siblings, James Cuff, Thomas Cuff, Margaret Cuff and John “Jack” Cuff. Survived by his children, Kathleen Ross, Michael Cuff and Jo-anne Cuff; grandchildren, Melissa Ross, Jerry Ross, Season Cuff, Michael Cuff, Jr., Wesley Cuff, Derrick Vincent; great granddaughter, Cassidy Gellura; son-in-law, Michael Vincent and longtime loving companion, Virginia Davies and many loving nieces and nephews. Joseph was born in Turkey Run, PA to the late John and... Read more →


GCPD ALERT:

Imposters Soliciting in Gloucester City

photo provided by GCPD UPDATE: The two men have been identified as 20-year-old Nicholas Maniscalco of Runnemede and 23-year-old Antonio R. Martinez of Glassboro. Both have been charged with impersonating a public servant. SEE original report below. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 14, 2024)--Earlier today, the Gloucester City Police posted an alert on their social media page about individuals trying to gain entry into a home in Gloucester City posing as employees of the Camden County Clerk Office. Exactly where in the city this occurred and when it occurred was not released. We contacted Lt. Flood, the department spokesman, for that... Read more →


Artwork by Students with Special Needs Displayed at Regional Art Show

Students and Families Support Art Accessibility for All with Donations to Perkins Center for the Arts Cherry Hill, N.J. – Young people with disabilities let their talents shine at the Fourth Annual Tri-State DisAbility Art Show, hosted by Y.A.L.E. School at its Performing Arts Center in Cherry Hill. Students with disabilities ages 3-21 with an IEP or 504 Plan from the greater Philadelphia region showcased their original artwork including paintings, sculptures, mixed media displays and more. The Art Show featured 330 works of art created by more than 300 students from 28 public and private schools across New Jersey, Pennsylvania... Read more →


Haddonfield Crafts Fine Art Festival July 13 & July 14

HADDONFIELD, NJ ( SUMMER FUN)--It’s the 30th anniversary of Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival with more than 200 artists showcasing the best of fine art and craft from the region and beyond! This two-day outdoor festival, sponsored by Subaru, will be held Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit artist tents, restaurants, and shops along Kings Highway between Washington Avenue and Haddon Avenue, along Tanner Street to Euclid Avenue, and the Emerging Artists Area on Kings Court. Learn more at downtownhaddonfield.com. Read more →


Gertrude M. Armstrong, 87, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City - formerly of South Philadelphia, PA. On April 16, 2024 (nee Niven) Age 87. In the loving care of her daughter, Jacquelyn E. (Mike) Valvardi in Haddon Heights with her sons Joe, Chuck and Mike Glennan by her side. Predeceased by first husband, Joseph Glennan. Cherished wife of 40 years to the late John B. Armstrong. Devoted mother of Joe (Liz) Glennan, Chuck (Louise) Glennan, Mike Glennan, Jacquelyn (Mike) Valvardi, Patricia (Bob) DuCoin (nee Armstrong) and the late John B. (surviving wife Carole) Armstrong and the late Edmund F. (surviving wife Jane Caroll) Armstrong. Devoted grandmother of Edmund,... Read more →


Jefferson Health Employee Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jalen Stewart, a Patient Transport Associate at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, was recently honored with a Being Extraordinary Everyday (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. The Pennsauken resident was nominated for building trusting relationships, treating others with dignity and respect, and placing patients and families first to promote a positive hospital experience. “Patients recognize, smile, and look forward to seeing Jalen. I know my patients are in good hands with him,” wrote a nursing colleague. “A team player, Jalen stays at work late and never leaves a patient until we meet all their needs. The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit recently had many... Read more →


Ribbon Cutting Celebration Held for New Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Oncology Suite in Cherry Hill

Dozens of well-wishers, community leaders and Jefferson Health physicians attended a Ribbon Cutting event and reception for the new Oncology Suite at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Cherry Hill. This location is part of the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Jefferson. The new, expanded Medical Oncology suite includes 20 infusion chairs and 10 examination rooms. Other services offered within the suite include blood draws, a clinical trials office, patient navigation services, social work, genetic counseling, and nutrition counseling — providing a wide array of cancer services, all in one location. This expansion at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer... Read more →


Jerman Suarez, 68, of Gloucester City

On May 9, 2024, Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Camden. Loving and devoted husband of 49 years to Nydia M. Suarez. Loving father of Josue Suarez (Kara), Karen Suarez Rivera (Moises Jr.) and Ivelisse Vega (Joey). Cherished grandfather of Katherine Suarez, Daniel Suarez, the late Ramon Santiago III, Moises D. Rivera, Miguel E. Hernandez and Jaydon Hernandez. Beloved son of the late Otilia Ruiz and the late Hector Negron. Loving brother of the late Francisco Suarez, Edwin Suarez, Nellie Vardijian and David Suarez. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Jerman was born in the Bronx, NY... Read more →


Artwork by Students with Special Needs Displayed at Regional Art Show

Students and Families Support Art Accessibility for All with Donation to Perkins Center for the Arts Cherry Hill, N.J. – Young people with disabilities let their talents shine at the Fourth Annual Tri-State DisAbility Art Show, hosted by Y.A.L.E. School at its Performing Arts Center in Cherry Hill. Students with disabilities ages 3-21 with an IEP or 504 Plan from the greater Philadelphia region showcased their original artwork including paintings, sculptures, mixed media displays and more. The Art Show featured 330 works of art created by more than 300 students from 28 public and private schools across New Jersey, Pennsylvania... Read more →


CCPD Ratify Contract, Pay Scale Ranges from $50,000 to $115,500

May 08, 2024 UPDATED/CORRECTED (Camden CITY, NJ) – The Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden County Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 218 have agreed on a contract for the department through the end of 2026. The three-year document will change the pay scales for the rank and file of the department and make the CCPD more competitive with other agencies throughout the county. Camden County Police Chief, Gabriel Rodriguez, praised the new labor agreement that was made effective this week. “I believe this contract will go a long way to assist us in retaining and attracting... Read more →


Gloucester City Property Taxes Rose by 6.8 Percent in 2023; 2nd Highest Increase in Camden County

CNBNews graphic files GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 9, 2024)(CNBNews)--New Jersey's radio station (NJ1015.com) released an article today on the high cost of health insurance in the State. The headline, "Insane co-pay that forced one New Jersey patient to skip the *procedure." The same article includes the 2023 property tax for every community in the state. The list below is for Camden County. As you read the property taxes for each of the 37 communities, you'll find that residents in Tavistock saw a 27.4 percent increase in their tax bills. Coming in second with the highest property tax increase was the... Read more →


The 2024 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta COOPER RIVER - PENNSAUKEN

85th Anniversary of the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta at Cooper River this Weekend The 2024 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken, New Jersey on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th, 2024. The race will bring thousands of athletes and fans to the Camden County area, and will further generate income for our local businesses. 2024 Official Race Course The 2024 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta COOPER RIVER - PENNSAUKEN, NJ The 2024 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken, New Jersey on Friday, May 10 and Saturday... Read more →


Pennsauken PD ALERT: Skimming Device Found in Food Market Credit Card Machine

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (MAY 9, 2024)--On Wednesday, May 8, a skimming device was found on a credit card machine at the Supremo Food Market (7500 S. Rt. 130 Pennsauken, NJ). It is unknown at this time how long the device was on the machine. If you utilized a credit card machine at this location, it is highly recommended that you contact your credit card company and advise them of this finding. This incident is currently under investigation. Source Pennsauken Police Department press release Read more →


COOPER Launches Direct Primary Care Practice in Haddonfield

and Welcomes Two Experienced Primary Care Providers Haddonfield, NJ – Cooper University Health Care, the region's leading academic health system, is proud to announce that experienced family practitioners James J. Runfola, MD, and Leonard V. Ridilla, MD, have joined the health system and launched a primary care practice that redefines patient-provider relationships. Beginning April 1, 2024, Cooper will offer Direct Primary Care (DPC), a membership-based model designed to provide unparalleled access and personalized care. DPC emphasizes one-on-one time and enhances accessibility to providers, setting it apart from traditional concierge services. At Cooper Direct Primary Care (DPC), patients pay a monthly... Read more →


State of the Air Report: Camden County Continues to Receive Subpar Grades

Camden County reacts to State of the Air Report with New Air Quality Team (Camden, NJ) – Last week, the American Lung Association released their 2024 State of the Air report measuring air quality and the impact that air pollution has on public health. Although there have been improvements, Camden County continues to receive subpar grades for our high number of days above the national standard for ground-level ozone, a pollutant that can cause respiratory problems and other ailments for young children, the elderly, and those with asthma. To help address the issue, the Board of Commissioners is pleased to... Read more →


Two Jefferson Hospitals in NJ Earn ‘A’ Grades in Leapfrog Spring 2024 Safety Report

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital each earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade in the Spring 2024 rankings from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. “Patients have healthcare choices. It is important for them to understand the differences in how healthcare systems treat individuals and deliver on the promise of improving health,” said Aaron Chang, President of Jefferson Health – East Region. “The Leapfrog organization allows our South Jersey community members to compare, and it gives me great pride to know that we stand out with our top-tier... Read more →


Jefferson Cherry Hill Nurse Manager Presents at NJ Nursing Leaders Conference

Kristina Johnston, DNP, RN, CMSRN, NE-BC, a Nurse Manager at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, presented a poster at the recent annual meeting/conference of the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ), held in Princeton. Some 200 nurse executives and leaders from across the state -- including direct care providers, managers and administrators from all practice settings encompassing acute care, post-acute and long-term care, academia, and industry -- attended the event. Johnston’s poster was titled Development and Evaluation of a Nurse Leader-Driven Pre-Fall Huddle in High-Fall Risk Patients on a Medical-Surgical Unit. Johnston, left, is shown at the event... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Announces Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Trauma Step Down Unit Nurse Named “Nurse of the Year” (CAMDEN, NJ) — Cooper University Health Care has named Genalyn Vargas, MSN, RN-BC, of Somerdale, New Jersey, as the recipient of the William A. Schwartz, Jr. Nurse of the Year Award. Vargas, who works in Cooper’s Trauma Step Down Unit, also received The Ruth Parry/Moorestown Auxiliary Award for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented in conjunction with National Nurses Week (May 6 to 12). The Nursing Excellence Awards recognize exceptional professional nurses and advanced practice nurses throughout the health system, as well as... Read more →


Auto Accident Sicklerville Rd., with Injuries

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, at approximately 8:59 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to Sicklerville Road in the area of Kings Road for a reported motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers located two vehicles in the roadway with severe damage. The drivers of the vehicles were transported to local hospitals with possible serious bodily injuries. Sicklerville Road was closed between Garwood Road and Jarvis Road for several hours during the investigation. The crash is being investigated by the Gloucester Township Police Serious Crash Investigation Team (SCIT). Station 85 Lambs Terrance Fire Department, Virtua Paramedics, and... Read more →


FOND MEMORIES: Brooklawn American Legion 72 Years of Baseball Glory Days

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes or games are created equal--George Will photo credit American Legion Baseball Joe "Pop" Barth CNBNews photo by John Kellmayer Baseball is a game of legends. One of New Jersey’s biggest baseball legends is Joe “Pop” Barth. Before I wrote this story, I wanted to visit the field named in his honor. In the tiny Cabin County community of Brooklawn, there is a baseball field, located less than fifty yards from Route 130. An Italian restaurant on 130 pumps... Read more →


Charles D. Kenney, “Danny” , Oaklyn Letter Carrier, Haddon Twp. Crossing Guard

Charles D. Kenney, fondly known as "Danny," passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 26, 1948. Danny worked tirelessly as a letter carrier for the Oaklyn Post Office for 37 years, where he not only delivered mail but also ensured that the dogs along his route were taken care of on scorching hot days, always carrying treats for his furry friends. Following retirement, Danny worked as a crossing guard for the Haddon Twp. School District Described as a good person with a heart of gold, Danny's... Read more →


Will Smith Named A Visionary Leader of the East Chapter of NAACP

The Camden County East Chapter of the NAACP Names SJI’s Will Smith a Visionary Leader for 2024 FOLSOM, NJ, April 29, 2024 – SJI is pleased to announce that the Camden County East Chapter of the NAACP has named Will Smith, vice president of enterprise project management, a recipient of its 2024 Visionary Leader award. The chapter honored Smith and other award recipients at its 2024 Visionary Awards gala on April 27. The Camden County East NAACP Visionary Leader award is presented annually to a person who acts on their vision to help others reach their highest potential and demonstrates... Read more →


Violet Morse, age 93, formerly of Oak Valley and Brooklawn

Violet Mae Morse Violet Mae Morse, (nee Dinger) age 93, formerly of Oak Valley and Brooklawn, NJ, and Punxsutawney, PA was welcomed into the CNBNews graphic files Kingdom of Heaven on June 8, 2015 after a longtime battle with Macular Degeneration and significant back pain. Violet never once complained about her ailments. Violet, self-named as Shrinking Violet, is best remembered as a warm and welcoming woman who dedicated her life to her family, her faith, and her friends. Born and raised in the Punxsutawney area of PA before ultimately settling in South Jersey, she enjoyed a good game of cards... Read more →


Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival July 20

FOR A ROARING GOOD TIME WITH SEASONAL BEERS, CIDERS, TEAS, SELTZERS, MUSIC, FOOD AND ANIMALS Philadelphia, PA– Philadelphia Zoo is bringing more than 100 award-winning craft beers, ciders, hard iced teas, hard seltzers, local food trucks and live music to its 42-acre campus for the wildest festival of the season. Summer Ale Festival is the only beer celebration in the region where guests can visit animals like big cats, great apes and more. Summer Ale Festival is happening Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm with taps closing at 9:30pm. This year’s brewery lineup includes local favorites like Tired... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Today We Observe Worker's Memorial Day

Today, we observe Workers’ Memorial Day to honor and remember those who have died in the workplace. Working men and women – not billionaires and Wall Street bankers - built America. They are the unsung heroes of our country and our communities. I know what it's like to lose a coworker on the job. Over the course of my career as an electrician, I saw firsthand the sacrifices people made day in and day out, doing the hard, psychical labor required to shape our skylines, build our schools, and illuminate our bridges. From construction workers to our nurses, teachers, bus... Read more →


Dolores F. Phillips “Dee” of Audubon

Dolores F. Phillips "Dee" (nee Slimm) passed away on April 26, 2024. A longtime resident of Audubon, NJ, Dee was 85 years old. Beloved wife of 66 years to the late Robert E. Phillips, Sr. Dear mother of Robert (Carolyn) Phillips, Jr., Raymond (Judith) Phillips, Steven Phillips and William (Bethanne) Phillips. Loving grandmother of Rebecca, Eric, Kelly, Kimberly, Laura, James, Samantha and Alexandra and great grandmother to Eric Jr., Aubrey, Ava, Faith, Cadence, Revelry, Gunner, J.T., Claire, Raymond, Nathan, Nora and Cassandra. Sister of the late Anna, the late Jack (the late Betty), the late George (the late Barbara), the... Read more →


SIGNUP TODAY: Gloucester County Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program

Woodbury, New Jersey– The Gloucester County Chiefs Association in partnership with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Gloucester County Emergency Response Department and Gloucester County Adminstration and Commissioners, are launching the first Gloucester County Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program in Gloucester County. The Special Needs Registry will provide residents of Gloucester County the ability to register family members with special needs, both adults and children. Registration is voluntary and done by family members. The information will be accessible to first responders only and will provide them with information that can assist in developing and improving their interaction with at-risk... Read more →


CNBNews Traffic Alert: Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek single lane closures

in both directions Saturday in Gloucester and Camden counties (Trenton) – The Route 47 Bridge over Big Timber Creek is scheduled to have single lane closures in both directions tomorrow as the bridge replacement project begins in Camden and Gloucester counties. From 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, lane closures are scheduled on Route 47 northbound and southbound between River Drive in Westville, Gloucester County and the Brooklawn Circle in Brooklawn, Camden County. The closures are necessary to restripe the roadway and implement a trafficshift. Motorists are advised to slow down, use caution, and expect delays. By 6... Read more →


Last chance to enter the 2024 Congressional Art Competition!

SOUTH JERSEY--The Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives to highlight local talent in South Jersey and across the country. The competition is open to all 9-12th graders in NJ-01, and the winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol. This year’s deadline to submit your artwork is Wednesday, May 1st. For more information on rules and requirements, please visit norcross.house.gov/art-competition. Read more →


Camden County Commissioners to host annual plant sale

(Blackwood, NJ) – On Saturday, April 27, the Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Certified Gardeners will be hosting their annual plant sale with thousands of perennials, herbs, vegetables, and more available for great prices. The sale is being held at the Sustainability Campus at 508 Lakeland Road in Blackwood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The event will also feature a plant clinic, several short interactive workshops, as well as children’s activities. “We look forward to this event each year because it is a wonderful opportunity for our residents to get their hands on a... Read more →


BROOKLAWN'S WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK

BROOKLAWN, NJ (APRIL 25, 2024)--The Brooklawn Water Department circulated a letter today about the Borough's drinking water quality. An excerpt from that letter states, "On April 13, 2024m, we received notice that the sample collected on April 1, 2024, showed that our system DOES NOT EXCEED the PFNA MCL at TPOO2). The RAA for PFNA based on samples collected over the last four quarters is 11.65 ppb." Read more →


Volunteers Plant Trees In Gloucester City

photo provided…Volunteers plant a tree in the Cypress Garden section of the city GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 24, 2024)(CNBNews)--Crystal Wessel, Urban Airshed Reforestation Program Coordinator, praised the volunteers who planted 20 trees recently in the Cypress Gardens section of Gloucester City. Wessel expressed gratitude to the volunteers who participated in the planting. A combination of shade and flowering trees was planted to improve the block's aesthetics while also providing shade, reducing flooding, and purifying the air and water. Wessel said, “The event was the official Arbor Day Celebration of the city, and it was wonderful to have the volunteers celebrate... Read more →


MISSING PERSON: Brooklyn Richardson, 15, of Camden City

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 15-year-old from Lanning Square. Brooklyn Richardson has been reported missing from his home on the 500 block of South 6th Street. He is described as a black male, 5’10”, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black North Face jacket, black shirt and black sweatpants and carrying a black bookbag. He is known to frequent Centerville and East Camden. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →


CC Commissioners Lambaste

Eastern Regional School Supt. for Allowing Pro Palestinian Walkout During School Hours

Robert S. Cloutier Superintendent Eastern Camden County Regional School District 1401 Laurel Oak Road Voorhees, NJ 08043-4304 Dear Superintendent Cloutier, We are outraged by the decision of Eastern High School to permit a “Pro-Palestinian” walkout during school hours and call upon you to cancel this event. The student walkout is an intentional effort to create a hostile and isolating environment for Jewish students, the majority of whom support Israel as an integral part of their identity. Your administration’s failure to recognize—and, instead, to actively promote—this hostility ignores the consequent danger it poses to all its students. We note that the... Read more →


Busy regatta season in full swing on the Cooper River

(Pennsauken, NJ) – The Cooper River has a packed regatta season ahead of the year’s main event; the 85th annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, which is being held in Camden County in May for the second time. “The regatta season has been in full swing since the end of March and will stay busy before and after the highly anticipated return of the Dad Vail Regatta,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “Last year was such a success and we cannot wait to welcome thousands of world class athletes and more than 30,000 fans back... Read more →


Gloucester City Taxpayers Buying PNC Bank Building

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 21, 2024)(CNBNews)--The mayor and council of Gloucester City are planning to purchase the former PNC Bank property located at 500 Monmouth Street. They are expected to approve a $550,000 bond ordinance to fund the purchase during Monday night's (April 22) council meeting. The bond will have a term of 20 years. The PNC office in Gloucester City ceased its operations several months ago. The building has served as a bank for over 75 years. The council is also expected to approve on second reading the police department's salary schedule for... Read more →


Annual High School Golf Commissioners Cup

BLACKWOOD, NJ --On Monday, the Board of Commissioners will host its 25th annual High School Golf Commissioners Cup, in which 17 co-ed and five girls teams will compete. Each year, the Board of Commissioners invites schools throughout the county to send up to four players to represent their alma mater in the county-wide event. “This is a highly anticipated event each year because it honors high school athletes from Camden County who represent excellence both on the field and in the classroom,” said Commissioner Ed McDonnell, liaison to the Camden County Department of Events and Community Outreach. “It is always... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers $3 dog adoption special

(Blackwood, NJ) – This weekend, all dogs at Homeward Bound will have an adoption fee of just $3. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “There are so many animals at the shelter just waiting to find a loving home,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please consider opening your heart and your home to a new pet. And if you are unable to adopt right now, the shelter is always looking for donations.” For more information on the Homeward... Read more →


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 →