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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 began when Chris adopted Cole when he was a puppy: "I have a deaf nephew, who at the time was only nine," said Chris. "I immediately thought of him and the relationship they could have." Chris says his pit bulls Cole, Cece, and youngest canine sibling, Alice (also born deaf),... Read more →

Anna Marie Smith, 95, of Gloucester City, Retired CC Employee, Longtime Democrat Club Member

On November 22, 2022. (nee Powell) Age 95. Of Gloucester City. Loved and surrounded in her home with her family. Went to be with her dearly departed husband, Verl R. Smith. AnnaMarie is survived by her daughter, Maryann (Bob) Tomlin, her devoted granddaughter Velann Tomlin and her great-grandchildren Luke, Mersadie and Memphis (whom she loved dearly). AnnaMarie considered ALL of Velann’s friends her grandchildren, you know who you are and she loved you all! AnnaMarie is also survived by her daughter Diane of Starr, South Carolina. Predeceased by her son, John of Dorothy, NJ and dear friend Robert Miller of Mantua, NJ. She will be greatly missed by her best buddy, Bowie Johnson and confidant, Roseann Michel. AnnaMarie was born in Camden and was raised in Haddonfield. She moved back to Camden in 1949 and finally made Gloucester City her permanent home in 1964 until her passing. She worked as... Read more →

CNB PET News: Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers Black Friday adoption deals

(Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the Black Friday weekend, the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will be offering adoptions at the price of your choosing from Friday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 27. “There are dozens of dogs and cats at the shelter who are desperate to find a forever home,” said Commissioner Jon Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “This is a wonderful opportunity to find a new furry friend at a low price. So please, consider coming to the shelter this weekend and adding unconditional love to your family.” The adoption center is open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the Camden County Animal Shelter, visit Read more →

Board of Commissioners Accepting Nominations for Camden County Freedom Medal

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Deadline – December 2 (Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners is currently accepting nominations for the Camden County Freedom Medal. “The honor recognizes extraordinary Camden County citizens who have unselfishly contributed their time and effort to better their community while exemplifying those ideals indicative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. NOMINEE: Must be a resident of Camden County. Must have made a specific contribution directed to his/her community that, over time, has made a significant, tangible improvement benefitting the people of the community. Accomplishments must be based strictly on volunteer work, excluding any remuneration. NOMINATOR: Must submit a 300-word essay specifically supporting the nominee’s accomplishments, including all relevant details of the period of time spent on the community’s service and the measurable impact on the community. The essay must be attached to this... Read more →

Camden County Officials Urge Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters Before Holidays

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – As the holiday season is rapidly approaching, the Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Health Department want to remind residents to stay up to date on their vaccinations and boosters before gathering with their loved ones. Already, this flu season is one of the worst in recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic is unfortunately not over, so we need to ensure that we’re as protected as possible before attending holiday events. “Every year the flu sickens thousands of people and with the COVID-19 virus on top of that, the risk is great for those who are unvaccinated or not up to date on their vaccines,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “Being up to date on these vaccines will protect you from getting seriously ill while also protecting those around you this holiday season. We’ve had a tough couple of... Read more →

WinterFest Ice Skating returns to Cooper River Friday

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners is excited to announce the WinterFest Ice Skating Rink opening at Cooper River Park for the 2022-2023 season. WinterFest officially opens on Friday, Nov. 25, and will be open Thursday through Sunday until Feb. 26, 2023. “Winterfest provides a wonderful opportunity for active outdoor recreation at one of the state’s most iconic and celebrated parks, Cooper River Park. I hope the Camden County community can enjoy ice skating and our winter wonderland setting in one of the county’s landmark greenspaces,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “Every year, we’re thrilled to welcome our neighbors back to this lovely attraction. It’s always provided our residents and visitors with a carefree, and safe, way to have fun.” The 60-foot by 120-foot ice rink will return to Cooper River Park across from the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, at... Read more →

Camden County Identifies 94 New COVID 19 CASES

94 new cases were identified Tuesday (Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 75 new positive cases of COVID-19, which occurred Tuesday, Nov. 22. Additionally, there were 19 cases detected through antigen testing, bringing the total number of cases 94. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases in Camden County to 130,100 and 1,734 total fatalities. The outcomes from these antigen tests, unlike the results from the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are probable positive cases. These daily numbers are added into our aggregated lab-tested PCR metrics. Of the 75 cases, 7 are among patients under 18 years old. The average age of the newly infected is 49 years old. Tuesday’s cases involve residents living in the following municipalities: Audubon 0 Audubon Park 0 Barrington 0 Bellmawr 4 Berlin Boro 0 Berlin Twp. 0 Brooklawn 1 Camden 14 Cherry Hill 11 Chesilhurst 0 Clementon 1 Collingswood... Read more →

Camden County Health Dept. Confirms Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Gloucester City

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHHS) that a raccoon removed from a yard in Gloucester City has tested positive for rabies. CNBNews graphic files On Nov. 17, a raccoon was killed by two family dogs in a residential backyard. The Animal Control Officer (ACO) for Gloucester City picked up the raccoon and arranged for rabies testing at the state Public Health & Environmental Laboratories in Trenton (PHEL). There are no known human exposures to this raccoon. On Nov. 22, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services was then notified by PHEL that the animal was rabid. The ACO associated with Gloucester City and the pet owners were notified. The health department received proof of vaccination for the dogs. The dogs received a rabies booster shot and will be under confinement and... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Following up on last week's New Jersey Hospital Ratings article, here are the local hospital ratings and why they got the grade they got. Leapfrog*, the author of the study, does not say how two hospitals have the same problems but different ratings. The only conclusion is the number of incidents but that is an inference. Cooper Hospital - B. Problems were post-surgical infections and blood clots, unnecessary falls, and death from treatable complications. Jefferson (Cherry Hill) - A. Problems were objects left in the body after surgery, post-surgical infections, unnecessary falls, and death from treatable complications. Benefit was responsiveness. Jefferson (Stratford) - A. Problems were objects left in the body after surgery and death from treatable complications. Benefits were especially trained ER doctors and responsiveness. Jefferson (Washington Township) - A. Problems were objects left in the body after surgery, post-surgical infections, death from treatable complications... Read more →

WARNING: CC Health Department Confirms that Cat In Lindenwold Tested Positive for Rabies

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHHS) that a cat found in Lindenwold has tested positive for rabies. RABIES ALERT ! On November 16, a Lindenwold resident found a sick stray cat. The resident picked up the cat in a cloth and brought it to a local animal hospital. The cat was exhibiting symptoms of rabies, was euthanized and the animal hospital arranged for rabies testing at the state Public Health & Environmental Laboratories in Trenton (PHEL). The only known human exposure was the Lindenwold resident. On November 21, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services was notified by PHEL that the animal was rabid. The resident and the employees of the animal hospital were notified. All precautions were taken at the animal hospital, so no exposures occurred there. Camden County health... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Employee Earns BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health’s Kellie Lytle — an administrative assistant for Clinical Education/Professional Development/Life Support Education and Clinical Excellence — was recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. The Westampton, NJ, resident was nominated for displaying a positive attitude, treating others with respect, placing patients and families at the center of all she does, and promoting a positive patient experience. "Kellie is proactive and extremely attentive to the smallest details," wrote the award nominator. "She goes above and beyond to coordinate programs and education sessions, and to ensure our departments run smoothly. Kellie always makes us smile." BEE honorees — nominated by patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees — are non-nursing employees who work side-by-side with clinical nurses to provide exemplary patient care and improve the patient experience. This award complements the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, bestowed on nurses who make a profound difference in... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Camden City and Camden County Have Lowest Unemployment Rates in History

(Camden CITY, NJ) – The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) released data highlighting how Camden County and Camden City’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest levels in September. According to the state LWD report from Nov. 2, Camden City’s unemployment rate fell to 5.5%, while the county’s fell to 3% in September of 2022. In July of 2020, during the height of the pandemic, the unemployment rate was 22% for the city and 16.2% for the county. “The number of residents gainfully employed right now is record-breaking in the city and the county,” said Camden County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “To think where we were as a community just two short years ago, from watching neighbors, friends and family members lose jobs during the pandemic to a tremendous resurgence of the job market over the last year. It’s hard to believe we are in this new... Read more →

Charles Ferrara, of Collingswood, Camden County Employee, Camden City Bd. of Ed., Army Veteran

Charlie, a longtime resident of Collingswood, NJ passed away on November 16, 2022 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Joan E. Ferrara (nee Wyatt). Dear father of Verna "Pud" Doughty (Don Ruth), Rose (Matt) Kondrla and Charles Ferrara (Michelle). Loving grandfather of Matthew (Dana), Kyle (KC), Tyler (Natalie), Nickalaus (Marissa) and Gianna (Jeff) and great grandfather of Jaxson, Liv, Kaia, Kruz and baby boy on the way. He also survived by many nieces and nephews. Charlie proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1947-1948 and then the U.S. Army Reserves for over 40 years until 1989. He was a longtime member and current commander of Army Navy Garrison #51 and a member of AmVets Post #101 and Cherry Hill American Legion Post #372. Charlie was a union pressman in the printing industry for over 20 years before joining the Camden County Sheriff's Office... Read more →

Camden County Residents Encouraged to Take Broadband Survey

(Camden City, NJ) – One of the essential things that the COVID-19 pandemic revealed here in New Jersey is equitable broadband access's role in our everyday lives. From telehealth appointments to online schooling and more, having high-speed broadband access statewide is critically essential. To ensure that broadband has 100% availability statewide to all residents and businesses, the state has embarked on a mission to identify areas of New Jersey that lack access. Residents can provide firsthand information on broadband availability, cost, reliability, and competition within their communities through an interactive web tool. “By participating in this survey, the state will be able to make the necessary upgrades to broadband to make sure that every resident of Camden County has top quality access regardless of where they live,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “We encourage everyone in our community to log on and share their feedback so our communities can... Read more →

Benjamin Norman Anderson, 69, of Lawnside

Benjamin Norman Anderson, known to all as Norman, entered his eternal resting place on November 16, 2022, at the age of 69. Born in Lawnside, NJ on October 15, 1953 to the late Travis Bud Anderson and the late Mary Nell Norman. Norman was a graduate of the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf in Trenton, NJ. Norman liked to read the sports section of the newspaper. He loved doing word searches and crossword puzzles. He loved all sports. His favorite football team was the Philadelphia Eagles. Norman would volunteer at the Camden Rescue Mission and he loved people. Norman is survived by his loving sisters and their families, Maxine Toomer (Stanley), Rosie Anderson, Catherine Jenkins (Brauncy) and Marshada Chapman as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 10 to... Read more →

Gloucester City Holding Property Sale Monday

NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY Please be advised that the City of Gloucester City, County of Camden, shall conduct a sale of surplus property online. The address of the auction site is The surplus property is being sold in an "as-is" condition without express or implied warranties. The online auction will be held starting 11/21/2022, and the surplus property being sold is as follows: John Deere riding mower L110 Serial GXL110A101012 Lowe Line 14ft flat bottom boat Serial LWN00044M73D-14BJ with a trailer no VIN or serial to identify trailer. Stanley hydraulic system with a Honda engine, BR67 breaker with attachments, CO25 circular saw with 2 diamond blades and a DS11 chainsaw. Used firefighter turn out gear. Ferno 28Z ProFlex Stretcher Serial # 07 035982 All bidders must pre-register with GovDeals at City of Gloucester City reserves the right to accept or reject any bids submitted. Vanessa L. Little,... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Citizens Academy

Learn more about your Police Department and the people behind the badge during our FREE 14 week course for any Gloucester Township, New Jersey resident 16 years of age or older- fill out your application today! The course begins January 19, 2023, and the classes will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to approximately 8:30 PM. The course will include an overview of the Police Department and the Administration, Police Communications, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Safety, K9, Special Response Team, Crime Scene Unit and much more. Also, all attendees of the GTPD Citizen Police Academy will be trained in the use of CPR for the home. This is also the first step as a community partner and those who may be interested in becoming a Gloucester Township Police Volunteer! If you feel you would like to be part of this cooperative effort between the police and the... Read more →

Camden County Traffic Alert: Roadwork Will Cause Street Closures in Pennsauken

(Lindenwold, NJ) – PSE&G will install a new gas main on Union Avenue in Pennsauken from Monday, November 21 to Wednesday, November 23. There will be a full road closure of Union Avenue as crews move down Union Avenue between Park Avenue and Maple Avenue. Closures include Park and Pennsylvania avenues, Marion and Pennsylvania avenues, Orchard Avenue and Collins Lane, and between Collins Lane and Maple Avenue. CNBNews graphic file “Since crews will be working in several locations during peak commuting hours, motorists should plan to take alternate routes to avoid any delays,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Also, when traveling through a construction area, please slow down and stay alert for crew members and debris.” Daily work hours are between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. The Camden County Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining over 1,200 miles of county roadway... Read more →

Camden County Travel Alert: Roadwork to cause lane shift in Camden City

(Lindenwold, NJ) – PSE&G will return to Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in Camden City to install natural gas services from Monday, November 21 to Wednesday, November 23, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. As a result there will be a lane shift on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard between South 3rd Street and Broadway. PSE&G will install services to the new gas main on State Street in Camden City from Monday, November 21, to Wednesday, November 23, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There will be alternating traffic with flaggers on State Street between North 7th and North 10thstreets. PSE&G is working on gas services on Haddon Avenue in Camden City from Monday Nov. 21 to Wednesday Nov. 23 from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. There will be alternating traffic with flaggers between Kaighn and Newton avenues. image courtesy of clipart “Since crews will be working... Read more →


A tan Dodge Journey, not the actual vehicle driven by the suspects GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 18, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Today, Friday, November 18, there was an attempted carjacking at the Wawa 1315-17 Market Street, across from the Cold Springs School campus. According to a prepared statement released by the Gloucester City PD, officers responded to the location after receiving a call at 10:15 AM. The victim told police that two black males dressed in all-black clothing approached her while sitting in her vehicle. The male (or males) showed a handgun and asked her to open the door. When she refused, the suspects attempted to open the locked doors. The report stated that the victim sounded her horn and pulled out of the parking spot. She reported that the suspects fled toward nearby U.S. Route 130. They drove a tan Dodge Journey with New Jersey License Plates, the number C10-RAJ. According to police,... Read more →

Bob Kotter, Who Loved Gloucester City, Succumbs to Prostate Cancer; Vietnam War Marine Veteran, GHS Alum

By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 18, 2022)(CNBNews)--Robert “Bob” Kotter, who was born and raised in Gloucester City, succumbed to his battle with stage 4 prostate cancer on Sunday, November 13. He was 74 years old. A U.S. Marine, Bob fought in the Vietnam War. CNBNews interviewed Kotter in February 2020, when he told us that Agent Orange caused his cancer. U.S. planes and helicopters dropped that poisonous chemical on the jungles of Vietnam to kill the heavy vegetation during the war. At the time of the 2020 interview, he was living in his truck and was in the later stage of his cancer. The doctors increased Kotter’s chemotherapy four times weekly as cancer had spread to his bones. For a decade or more, Bob lived in the family home in the 400 block of Market Street, taking care of his elderly parents. He cooked their meals, kept them... Read more →

New Jersey Number 1 Again for the Wrong Reason

By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor image source state of New Jersey (The Center Square)(November 18, 2022)--– New Jersey is the only state in the country where county-level political parties can endorse candidates in primary elections and give them preferential placement on the ballot. But a new poll, conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University found that most New Jersey voters believe county-level parties should stay out of the balloting process. Under New Jersey's election laws, candidates nominated for primaries by local Democratic or Republican organizations are listed on a party, or county, line at the top of a ballot. Other candidates, including independent write-ins, are listed in other columns jokingly referred to as "ballot Siberia." The university's survey of 800 voters between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1 found at least 65% said they believe county-level political party organizations shouldn't be allowed to give endorsed candidates preferential ballot positions. "The... Read more →

Joanne B. Gurick, Gloucester City Community Volunteer, Eucharistic Minister, Camden County Employee

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 17, 2022)--The world in which we live equally distributes talent. But, it doesn't equally distribute opportunity. Joanne B. Gurick (nee Smith) believed in this world and created opportunities for those that fill it. She was strong, smart, and resilient. A straight-up warrior who was tough as nails. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Joanne was incredibly dedicated to her community and a fierce advocate who took action for the rights of our children, our neighbors, and our animals. Nothing gives us more courage and hope to face life's uncertainties than remembering our moments of glory. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, allow me to sew love. Where there is doubt, faith, and where there is despair, and hope. A time will come when my life... Read more →

Heather Reynolds Sentenced to Life for Son's Murder

Heather Reynolds has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for the murder of her 17-month-old son on May 10, 2018, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay announced. On May 10, 2018, Gloucester Township Police Officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child on a lawn near his residence, in Marcia Court, Sicklerville, in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. The child was pronounced deceased a short time later. A post-mortem examination was conducted, and the cause of the child’s death was asphyxia and the manner of death was homicide. On November 15, 2022, Judge Gwendolyn Blue sentenced Reynolds, 45, to a term of life imprisonment, with no possibility of parole, on the Murder charge. Judge Blue also sentenced Reynolds to a concurrent eight-year prison term for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and a concurrent four-year prison term for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (methamphetamine).... Read more →

ZeroEyes Artificial Intelligence Gun Detection Pilot Program Coming To SEPTA

First Transit Agency to Adopt A.I. Technology; Adds Another Layer of Security to SEPTA’s Extensive Camera Network PHILADELPHIA (November 17, 2022) – ZeroEyes, creators of the only A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) today announced that the Authority has selected ZeroEyes for a pilot program designed to reduce the likelihood of gun-related violence on train platforms. SEPTA is the first major transit system to deploy ZeroEyes’ solution, which is used by the U.S. Department of Defense, public school districts and universities, Fortune 500 corporate campuses, and many other organizations across more than 30 states. The SEPTA Board approved the pilot during its November meeting. Implementation will begin in approximately two months. Layered on top of SEPTA’s existing security cameras, ZeroEyes’ proprietary software will identify brandished guns and alert safety personnel and local... Read more →

Washington Township Man Charged with Murder

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP NJ (November 17, 2022)--Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at approximately 10:26 a.m., Washington Township Police Department officers responded to the parking lot of the Birches Apartments, Fries Mill Road, Turnersville, NJ, for the report of gunshots. Upon arrival, Washington Township officers located 39-year-old Victor Marrero, Jr. in the parking lot, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The suspect, Zachary A. Lahneman, 26, a resident of the apartment complex, was taken into custody nearby after a witness identified him as the shooter to police. Investigation disclosed that Marrero resided a short distance from the shooting scene and that he and Lahneman were observed in a verbal/physical altercation before the shooting. On 11/17/22, an autopsy was conducted by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office, which confirmed the cause and manner of death to be gunshot and homicide. Through immediate follow-up investigation, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Washington Township Police... Read more →


Bits and Pieces, Here and There

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Novemeber 16, 2022)--Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will start sending buses of illegal immigrants to 30th Street Station. No date has been given but it is believed that the buses may arrive tonight (Tuesday) or Wednesday morning. New Jersey is declaring the single-use plastic and paper bag ban to be a complete success after six months. However, the only factor they are counting is the number of bags. Retail stores tell the other side of the story. People are not buying as much as they did because they only buy what they can carry. Per a conversation with employees, the little plastic carry-alls have disappeared as fast as people can carry them away. Gloucester City's Dollar Tree ordered a new supply and when they came and went another order was placed and denied by the corporate headquarters. Dollar General... Read more →

Idella Jane Disney Mackle of Audubon

February 4, 1927 - November 12, 2022 A lifelong resident of Audubon, NJ, Idella Jane passed away on November 12, 2022 at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Mackle. Loving mother of Laurie A. (Stephen) Fox (nee Mackle. Devoted grandmother of Stephen J. Fox and Rebecca M. Fox. Cherished daughter of the late Howard and Theodora Disney, Sr. Dear sister of the late Howard (Kay) Disney, Jr. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, November 21, 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be private for family at Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Radiation Oncology Nurse Honored with DAISY Award  

Sewell, NJ (November 14, 2022) — Ryann Fountas, BSN, RN, a Radiation Oncology nurse at Jefferson Health's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The Mays Landing, NJ, resident — a 33-year Jefferson employee — was recognized for providing compassionate care to a patient, decreasing his anxiety and putting his mind more at ease. "Ryann was extremely pleasant and thorough when she and Dr. Dane Cohen reviewed my uncle’s history, went over how to prepare, and what to expect with treatments," wrote a grateful family member. "They recommended another radiological study. By the time I got back to work, Ryann already called me with information about the appointment." Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues. DAISY Award winners are chosen following a review of nominations by Jefferson’s Clinical Recognition Committee in New... Read more →

Dr. Edward J. Strow Jr., of Haddon Hts., formerly of Brooklawn

Dentist; resident of Haddon Heights, NJ, for 60 years; passed away on November 11, 2022. He was 89 years old. He was the only son of Edward and Elizabeth Strow of Brooklawn, NJ. He attended LaSalle High School in Philadelphia and then Rutgers University. He graduated in 1958 from the University of Pennsylvania with the highest honors. He served with the US Public Health Service in Washington, DC, at the National Institute of Health; at the USPHS Hospital in New Orleans, LA; and spent two years as a staff dentist at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. He left the service with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Dr. Strow practiced General Dentistry in Mt. Ephraim, NJ, from 1961 to 1996, when he retired. He was on the staff of West Jersey Hospital, where he was Chief of the General Practice section of the Dental Department. He was... Read more →

GCN Archives (1948-2005): Lions Win Over Clayton And Lose To Salem

First appeared in the Gloucester City News (newspaper) on January 30, 1986 Gloucester High School's basketball team, having divided a pair of games last week, finds itself in a position of having to win two of its next three games to qualify for state tournament play. The Lions took a 6-7 record to Carneys Point this past Tuesday to face an improving St. James' team. A win would've given them a 7-7 record, with games against Glassboro and Schalick remaining before next Tuesday's cutoff date for the tournament. Glassboro visits the Lions tomorrow night (Friday), and Schalick travels to Gloucester for an important game next Tuesday. If the Lions weren't victorious against St. James, its tournament hopes would appear bleak heading into the Glassboro games. "I think we can beat Glassboro," said Burke, "but it would take a maximum effort on our part. We would have to play better than... Read more →

Philadelphia PD Offers $20,000 for Info Leading to the Arrest of Suspects Involved in Germantown Murder

VIDEO SEE VIDEO BELOW PHILADELPHIA, PA- (NOV. 11, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-The Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Unit is looking to identify the four individuals depicted in the following surveillance video excerpts as part of an ongoing investigation into the homicide by shooting that occurred on Saturday, October 9th, 2021, at about 10:19 PM, in the 3700 block of Germantown Avenue. THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA IS OFFERING A REWARD OF $20,000, LEADING TO AN ARREST AND CONVICTION FOR EVERY HOMICIDE. Suspect Description: Suspect #1: Black Male, wearing a black sweatshirt with a light-colored logo/design on the back and front left chest area, red sweatpants. Suspect #2: Black Male, wearing light-colored sweatpants and a black hooded sweatshirt with a reddish rectangular logo/design on the front chest area. Suspect #3: Black Male, wearing a blue short-sleeve shirt, blue pants, and a medical mask. Suspect #4: Black Male, wearing a black knit hat and a black hooded... Read more →

Gloucester City's Veteran Day Services to be held at Community Center

Veterans Day Ceremony LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 10, 2022 - 9:54 AM The City of Gloucester City has changed the location of this annual event due to impending inclement weather; the Veterans Day services will be held at the Community Center on Nicholson Road Friday, November 11, 2022, at 11 AM. The public is invited to attend. +++++ Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11 for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to his countrymen on the first Armistice Day, in which he expressed what he felt the day meant to Americans: A year ago today our enemies laid down their arms in accordance with an armistice which rendered them impotent to renew hostilities, and gave to the world an assured opportunity to reconstruct its... Read more →

Accountant Michael Goldner, 52, of Paoli, PA, Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Michael Goldner, 52, of Paoli, PA, was sentenced to 40 months in prison and three years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Mark A. Kearney for his scheme to use his cash and his employer’s business bank accounts to hide his actual income and assets and therefore avoid paying his legitimate tax obligations. In June 2022, the defendant was convicted after trial of tax evasion and failing to file tax returns in connection with this years-long tax fraud. Evidence presented at trial showed that for the tax years 2013 through 2017, Goldner reported more than $4 million in income and $1.8 million in tax due, of which he paid less than $100,000. Further, from 2016 to 2020, the defendant evaded the payment of these outstanding taxes while earning a substantial income. Instead of depositing his paychecks into... Read more →

My Father's House IS HERE TO HELP YOU !

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)The clinical staff at My Father’s House is a team of close-knit professionals providing comprehensive and individualized substance abuse and mental health treatment to residents of Camden County and the surrounding South Jersey areas. We strive to serve our consumers by instilling hope for sobriety, tools for change, and support where it is needed most. ​ We are dedicated to providing outpatient assessment, intervention, and treatment, including prevention and education, for the disease of addiction while facilitating spiritual recovery and personal growth for all adults and adolescents. WHO WE ARE A Shining Light My Father's House Inc. seeks to empower those struggling with addiction to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Our medically informed holistic addiction treatment works for those struggling with addiction and their loved ones who struggle with the ripple effects. At our center, we’ve created a warm and nurturing environment in which patients are encouraged... Read more →

Ed Storms, Sr. of Bellmawr, Member of Bellmawr Park Fire Dept., Mt. Ephraim Dem Club, Jersey Devil Fishing Club

Edward G. Storms, Sr. “Ed” on November 5, 2022, of Bellmawr. Age 75. Loving husband of Catherine E. (nee Ralston). Beloved father of Edward G. Storms, Jr. (Cathy) of Bellmawr, Michael Storms (Regina) of Gloucester City, and the late Thomas (Elise of Mt. Ephraim). Cherished father-in-law of Michele Sciarrillo of Mt. Ephraim. Brother of Rachel Quigley of Arizona and Maria McManus (Ray) of Lindenwold. Devoted grandfather Eddie, David, Samantha, Alexandra, Riley, Michael, and Danny. Cherished great-grandfather of Ember. Ed retired from Johns Manville in Gloucester City. He enjoyed fishing and was a former member of the Mt. Ephraim Democrat Club, Bellmawr Park Fire Department, and the Jersey Devil Fishing Club. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 6 pm to 8 pm in The Chapel at BOUCHER FUNERAL HOME, 1757 Delsea Dr., Deptford, NJ 08096. Funeral Service 8 pm in The Chapel at... Read more →


Weekends just got more exciting with PATCO's new unlimited Weekend Monthly Pass. PATCO is the best way to Philadelphia and South Jersey's many cultural, recreation, and event destinations. Starting tonight, you can ride unlimited on weekends for only $18.00 per month. It has never been easier or more economical to ride PATCO to explore everything our area has to offer. Enjoy a night out on the town, explore museum attractions, and experience annual holiday attractions every weekend with the ease of unlimited travel for one low price. Weekend Monthly Pass holders save even more with our PATCO Perks! program, which offers exclusive discounts and offers to PATCO riders. Weekend Monthly Passes are available now! Here are the details: Enjoy unlimited weekend travel for $18.00 per month. Unlimited rides are valid between Fridays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 11:59 p.m. and continue every weekend for 30 days after the first... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering:


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The 400 and 500 unit block of Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ CIRCA 1940s, 1950s.(CNBNews graphic files) Frank Kelly, provided the following information about Marshall's Grocery Store, which was located next to the barber shop..."Agnes and Harold Marshal were my great aunt and uncle. They sold the store to Tom and Loretta McNulty. My wife’s parents. Then they sold it to Bodalski’s who sold it to Jim Kenny." GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--This past Saturday morning Peyton and Me couldn't help noticing the pile of trash thrown on the step of the former Twin Bar at Broadway and Market Street (see below). This unsightly pile of garbage lay just a few feet from a nearby trash receptacle. It makes one wonder what type of person thinks they can throw their trash anywhere without considering the people living nearby or the environment. Are they residents of... Read more →

SEPTA Video Manager from Somerdale and Equipment Vendor from Az., Indicted for Bribery and Extorition Scheme

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that James Stevens, 69, of Somerdale, NJ, and Robert Welsh, 59, now living in Arizona, were charged by Indictment with conspiracy, bribery, extortion, and fraud charges related to a scheme to pay off Stevens in exchange for Stevens helping grow the businesses of Welsh. Welsh’s business installed, maintained, and supplied video surveillance equipment to the Southeastern Regional Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and Stevens was a SEPTA official responsible for video surveillance operations at SEPTA. According to the Indictment, from about March 2014 until about July 2018, the defendants allegedly engaged in a bribery and extortion scheme in which Stevens, who was the Director of the Video Evidence Unit with SEPTA during the time period of the charged conduct, demanded from Welsh, owner and operator of Spector Logistics, Inc., a stream of financial and other benefits in exchange for Stevens’ role in helping... Read more →


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 7, 2022)(CNBNews)--The November 8 election is just hours away. Many people have either mailed their ballot or taken it to one of the many drop-off boxes throughout Camden County. Depending on which newscast you listen to, the Republicans will win back the House and the Senate, while Democrats are confident they will continue to control both the House and the Senate. Polls open at 6 AM and close at 8 PM. In Gloucester City (Camden County), voters will elect a member of the House of Representatives, two members of the Board of County Commissioners and a mayor, and three councilmen at large, along with three members of the Board of Education. Listed below are the names of those candidates, beginning with the people running for Gloucester City Council seats. GLOUCESTER CITY DEMOCRATIC COUNCIL CANDIDATES (background) (Note: The reporter gathered... Read more →

Shamire Young, 20, Pleads Guilty to Gas Station Carjacking in Germantown Section of Philly

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Shamire Young, 20, of Philadelphia, PA, entered a plea of guilty before United States District Court Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro to the charge of carjacking stemming from an incident that occurred in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in March 2022, during which he and three other individuals stole a vehicle and fled in it. see the video of crime According to court documents, in the early morning of March 11, 2022, the victim pulled into a gas station on Wissahickon Avenue near Lincoln Drive and went inside the shop while a second victim, his passenger, remained in the vehicle. Moments later, a dark-colored car pulled up alongside the victim’s parked vehicle, and three men got out brandishing handguns. When the victim attempted to return to his car, the assailants forced him into a cluster of nearby trees, forcing... Read more →



Hollywood boat houses 100 unit block of Market Street 1920s Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 6, 2022)--Gloucester City has a long, long, and exciting history. Here are some facts you may (or may not) know about our city. It was discovered by Captain Cornelius Mey (May), who also found Cape May and Mays Landing. It was settled between 1623 and 1626 (historians disagree.) If 1623 is the actual date, we will celebrate our 400th anniversary next year. We had our own royalty. William "Billy" Thompson was born in Northern Ireland but moved to and put Gloucester City on the map. He was given the nickname "The Duke of Gloucester City." Poet Walt Whitman lived in Camden and, on occasion, would come down to Gloucester City to have a meal with Billy Thompson. They usually ate planked shad. Gloucester City was once the county seat for Gloucester County.... Read more →

Camden County News

New Jersey Awarded Millions in LIHEAP Funding Congressman Donald Norcross announced that New Jersey was awarded $153.3 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP). Administered through the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this funding will help low-income individuals and families pay for home heating costs this winter and cover unpaid utility bills. These funds will also help families make cost-effective home energy repairs to lower their heating and cooling bills. The total funding announced includes an additional $1 billion appropriated by Congress to address rising energy costs, as well as $100 million appropriated for 2023 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Congressman Norcross helped pass. Read More. CCPD Sees Record Recovery of Ghost Guns Working to Remove Untraceable Guns From the Streets Over the last two years, the CCPD has seen the proliferation of... Read more →

Gloucester City Taxpayers/Voters Want to Know

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 5, 2022)--Regarding the November 2 article Gloucester City Council Candidates Speechless written by columnist Dorothy Philbin, Josh Twyford, the chair of the Gloucester City Republican Committee, stated in a comment, "Dorothy was given a response from the Republican ticket." We suggest Mr. Twyford is referring to the four-minute PowerPoint presentation that Fanning submitted to her which she publicly acknowledged that she did receive it. Republican council candidate Jason Fanning submitted a PowerPoint presentation from his team. If it is finished in time, it will be published here. The production needs to be reformatted to be included in the Notebook. Ms. Philbin invited all seven candidates to sit with her for a one-on-one interview. Instead, Mr. Fanning offers a PowerPoint presentation that looked more like a campaign video. It had nothing to do with the issues she wanted to discuss. Out... Read more →

Brendan R. Dugan, age 48, of Collingswood

Brendan passed away suddenly on November 2, 2022 at his home in Collingswood, NJ. Age 48 years. Beloved son of Bob and Carolyn Dugan (nee Kocher). Dear brother of Brian Dugan. Brendan is also survived by his loving aunt, Diane Cowdright, his cousin, Kenneth (Nina) Cowdright and his beloved dogs, Elliot and Pony. Brendan was a 1992 graduate of Haddon Township High School where he excelled on the wrestling team all four years. Upon graduation, he attended Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Saturday, November 12, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, 23 Frazer Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108. Memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM. Inurnment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brendan's memory to the church at the above address. Arrangements by the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, Collingswood and Audubon, NJ. Read more →

Jammer Hill-Birdsong of Mt. Holly Admits Bank Fraud

UPDATED: CNBNEWS GRAPHICS FILE CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Burlington County, New Jersey man admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal bank customer identities and then used that information to steal more than $520,000, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Jamere Hill-Birdsong, 33, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit bank fraud. He formerly resided in Gloucester City and Pennsauken. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From August 2016 through August 2017, Hill-Birdsong conspired with Lamar Melhado of the Bronx, New York, and others to defraud a Mount Laurel, New Jersey, bank. Hill-Birdsong worked inside the call center and recruited other call center employees to participate in the scheme by stealing the identities and account information of customers who called the bank’s call center. The conspirator bank... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Announces The Robert & Barbara Keenan Brown Scholars Program IV

Barbara Keenan Brown, Class of 1972, and her husband Robert have been amazingly generous in giving back to the current generation of Ram students! After all, Mrs. Brown recalls how Gloucester Catholic proved to be a solid stepping stone in shaping her own life. A GC's Advisory Board member, Barbara sponsors the Robert & Jean Keenan Scholars Program with her husband, Robert, the owner of a successful local asphalt paving company. Barbara, whose Class of 1972 recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, and her family grew up on Chestnut Street in Gloucester City. She also will never forget the impact her parents, Robert and Jean Keenan, both alums of GCHS's Class of 1944, had on her life. Robert Keenan ran a successful TV and appliance business in Gloucester City and later was a pioneer in the growth of cable television in South Jersey. "Everything about my Mom and Dad centered around... Read more →

Camden County Happenings in November

Game Changer Series Honors Toni Pergolin Honoring Toni's Leadership, Passion and Courage What does it take to bring an organization back from the brink of bankruptcy? Don't miss the extraordinary story of Toni Pergolin, President and CEO of Bancroft, an organization that profoundly impacts children and adults with disabilities. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 15th at The Collingswood Grand Ballroom from 12 PMto 2 PM. Toni is the 2022 Game Changer awardee. Join us as we honor her leadership, passion and courage and gain inspiration to meet our own business challenges. Author of the book Too Important to Fail: Leadership Lessons for Nonprofits, Toni will share her roadmap for turning around one of South Jersey's oldest and most important human services organizations. Click Here for more information. Plastic Toy Donation Declutter Your Outgrown Toys and Help Deserving Children in Need The Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden... Read more →