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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... Read more →


Saturday April 1, 2023, 5:32 PM Township of Moorestown Police Department Alert Details Severity: Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property Urgency: Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future Certainty: Possible (p <= ~50%) Category: MET: Meteorological (inc. flood) Event Description: Tornado Watch Alert: Tornado Watch until 10:00PM Saturday Dear Wm Cleary, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 109 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR... Read more →

Upcoming Events in Camden County

Down & Derby Wine Festival is Back, Featuring Secret Service Band Join us on Saturday, May 6th, on Veterans Island at Cooper River Park to sample delicious wines from South Jersey’s leading wine producers while immersing yourself in Derby themed fashion and festivities at The Third Annual Down & Derby Wine Festival, presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners and Visit South Jersey. Enjoy a great day with music from featured band "Secret Service",... Read more →

Officials Say: Gloucester City Rodeway Inn Scene of Double Homicide

According to authorities the double homicide occurred at 1200 Crescent Blvd., Rodeway Inn, Gloucester City, NJ. (image courtesy of Google Streetview) Gloucester City, NJ (March 31, 2023)(CNBNews)--Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and a woman on Monday evening in Gloucester City, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell. On Monday, March 27, 2023, at approximately 6:31 p.m., the Gloucester City Police Department and the Gloucester... Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor and Council Very Busy

by Councilman Derek Timm GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30, 2023)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council were very busy in 2022, and 2023 is shaping up to be another good year with even bigger and better things on the horizon. It is also the 400th Anniversary of the first European contact with the Lenni Lenape and the first European settlement on the Delaware River in 2023. A few events are planned throughout the year. Be sure to... Read more →

Congressman Norcross's E-Newsletter: Regarding The Recent Chemical Spill

In case you missed it, there was a latex chemical spill near Bristol, Pennsylvania, last Friday that prompted local and state officials to begin monitoring water quality in the Delaware River and the drinking water in South Jersey. New Jersey American Water then issued a precautionary and voluntary conservation notice to help with the testing of water samples and ensure the safety of families in Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington Counties. The tests have shown the... Read more →

Roadwork to close road in Haddon Heights

(Lindenwold, NJ) – PSE&G will replace gas services on Prospect Ridge Boulevard on Thursday, March 30 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. A partial road closure will be westbound between Bellmawr Avenue and Lake Street. “We encourage residents to seek alternate routes and give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations to avoid delays,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Also, remember that when you’re traveling through a... Read more →

Camden County Issues Code Blue for Tonight

(Gloucester Township, NJ)(March 29, 2023)(CNBNews) – Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that the region will be under a Code Blue Advisory Wednesday evening into the morning of Thursday, March 30. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning March 29 to the morning of March 30. Temperatures during the code blue will... Read more →

Commissioner Johnathan Young Releases Statement Regarding Chemical Spill

The statement below is by Camden County Commissioner Jonathan Young regarding the chemical spill in Bucks County on Friday night. “The Camden County Department of Public Safety and the Office of Emergency Management have been closely following the chemical spill in southeastern Pennsylvania since Friday night. We have been talking on a regular basis with the state Department of Environmental Protection, state Office of Emergency Management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard... Read more →

Gloucester City's Annul Flushing of Hydrants

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 29, 2023)--Donna Domico, Gloucester City CNBNews graphic files Superintendent of Utilities, announced today that the annual Fire Hydrant/Main Flusing will begin in Gloucester City starting the week of April 10 to April 21 from 11 PM to 7 AM. Her full statement is below. Read more →

U.S. Army Veteran Lawrence Spellman Honored

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP, NJ --The Camden County Board of Commissioners gathered in Voorhees Township for a recent Town Hall Meeting and honored U.S. Army Veteran Lawrence Spellman. Spellman, a police officer for Voorhees Township, served in the Army from 2009 to 2012, after which he was honorably discharged. During his service, Spellman was deployed to Iraq where he was involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. During his time in the Army, Spellman received... Read more →

Camden County Concerts and Events

The RUSH Tribute Project Next Week Presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners, in association with BRE and the Borough of Collingswood, the Scottish Rite Auditorium welcomes The RUSH Tribute Project on Friday, March 31st. Doors open at 7 PM, showtime is at 8 PM. Combining skilled musicianship with exciting performances, The RUSH Tribute Project (known as RTP to its dedicated fanbase) delivers the magic of Rush’s famous live concerts. Covering all 40 plus... Read more →

Coast Guard Releases Statement on Cleanup of Latex Finishing Material

BRISTOL, Pa. — Coast Guard personnel from Sector Delaware Bay and multiple partner agencies continue clean-ups Sunday following the release of a latex finishing material Friday night due to a mechanical failure at the Trinseo facility in Bristol. It’s estimated that 8,100 gallons of latex finishing material, a water-soluble acrylic polymer solution, was released with a max potential release of 12,000 gallons. The material is reported to be composed of approximately 50% water and the... Read more →

Daijohn Spaulding Shot and Killed in Camden City; Police Seeking Help

Camden City, N.J.(March 27, 2023)(CNBNews)- Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Sunday afternoon in Camden, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On Sunday, March 26, 2023, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Camden County Police Department officers responded to the 1400 block of Collings Road in Camden for a ShotSpotter activation. Officers arrived on the scene and located a male victim suffering from an apparent... Read more →

Winslow Township Water Supply Not Impacted by Chemical Spill in Bristol, PA

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP UTILITY WATER SUPPLY IS NOT AT RISK AFTER BUCKS COUNTY CHEMICAL SPILL Winslow Township Utilities wants to reassure residents that the Winslow Water Supply is NOT impacted by the chemical spill that occurred early Saturday morning from a manufacturing plant in Bristol, Pa. At no time has the township’s water supply been at risk, and it continues to be safe for consumption. In conjunction with New Jersey American Water, Winslow Township Utilities has... Read more →

Gloucester City Water Supply Remains Safe

LAST UPDATED: MARCH 27, 2023 - 8:51AM GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 27, 2023)(CNBNews)--Today, Monday, the Gloucester City Water Department released the following statement about the chemical spill that occurred early Saturday morning from a manufacturing plant into a tributary of the river in Bristol, Pa. CONSUMER ALERT OEM has been monitoring the situation relative to the Bristol, PA, incident. Gloucester City does not use river water for our potable water supply and would not be... Read more →

COVID-19 Vaccines/ Free Health Screenings Offered Throughout Camden County  

(Blackwood, NJ) – To ensure that residents have access to necessary medical care, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will be offering free adult health screenings at two locations next week and will also be traveling across the county to administer COVID-19 vaccines. “If you aren’t able to make it to a doctor’s office to check up on your health, consider coming to next week’s event,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to... Read more →

Roadwork in Pine Hill, Camden City and Gloucester Township will Close Roads

Construction to close road in Pine Hill CNBNews graphic files (Lindenwold, NJ) – Camden County will enhance the drainage system on West Branch Avenue from Monday, March 27 to Friday, April 14, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. From Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, March 30, West Branch Avenue will be closed between Blackwood-Clementon and Erial roads. For the remainder of the project, there will be alternating traffic with flaggers. Roadwork to shift lanes... Read more →

Philadelphia Mummers String Band Assn. Visiting Camden County, Saturday, April 29

THE PARADE STARTS AT 2 PM – 4 PM Starts Euclid Avenue in Haddonfield | Ends Haddon Square in Haddon Township Viewing Performance Areas Along the Way P.J. Whelihan’s | Crystal Lake Ave | Haddon Square The Camden County Board of Commissioners, Haddonfield, and Haddon Township welcome the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association to the first annual String Band Parade Down Haddon Ave. Join us for a great day of string bands and music, food... Read more →

New Jersey American Water’s Delaware River Plant Not Impacted by Chemical Spill

Issues Voluntary Conservation Notice for Customers in Three Counties Due to Chemical Spill CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – MARCH 26, 2023 – New Jersey American Water wants to reassure its customers that treated water from its Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant is not impacted by the chemical spill that occurred early Saturday morning from a manufacturing plant into a tributary of the river in Bristol, Pa. New Jersey American Water monitors the source water and... Read more →

*Collingswood Green Day Saturday, April 22

Saturday, April 22 9 am to 2 pm Zane School Parking Lot (Haddon and Irvin Avenues in the rear lot) Join us for our annual green resources event. Whether you are an eco-friendly expert or just getting started on your green initiatives, Collingswood Green Day provides opportunities and resources to support your journey to sustainable living. Please stop by and see us to enjoy refreshments and live music with your neighbors and learn more about... Read more →

Winners of New Jersey American Water Watersheds Art Contest Named

CAMDEN CITY N.J. – MARCH 24, 2023 – New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the winners of its Annual Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest. Two fourth-graders within the company’s service territory were selected as winners for conveying the importance of protecting our natural resources through exceptional artwork. “We are truly inspired by all of the submissions we received and commend every student who participated,” said Denise Venuti Free, Sr. Director of Communications and... Read more →

CAMDEN CITY Man Sentenced to 63 Years

Camden, NJ – A Camden man was sentenced today to 63 years in New Jersey State Prison in connection with a fatal shooting at a Camden gas station in 2020, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. Cornell Tarte, 35, was previously found guilty at trial of 1st-degree Murder in the shooting death of 45-year-old Michael Milton of Woodlynne. Tarte was also found guilty of one count each of 2nd-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon,... Read more →

Leon I. Stanford, 54, of Wilkes Barre, Pleads Guilty to Camden County Bank Robberies

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Pennsylvania man today admitted robbing two banks in Camden County, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Leon I. Stanford, 54, of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an information charging him with two counts of bank robbery. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: On Feb. 22, 2020, Stanford entered the TD Bank in Oaklyn, New Jersey and... Read more →

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center

offering $1 dog adoption deal for March Madness (Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the New Jersey’s underdog, Farleigh Dickinson University, defeating the top seeded Purdue University during March Madness, Homeward Bound will be offering $1 adoption fees for all of dogs in the shelter from Tuesday, March 21 through Sunday, April 2. “There are dozens of animals waiting at Homeward Bound who are in desperate need of a forever home,” said Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison... Read more →

Camden County Residents: Household Hazardous Waster Collection Begins This Week

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Camden County will host the first of six hazardous waste collections on Saturday, March 25. 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 Public Works Complex in Cherry Hill at 1 Perina Boulevard from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Today is the... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurse Ginny Rossi Wins Project Heart NICU Award

Jefferson Washington Township nurse Virginia “Ginny” Rossi, BSN, RN-C, was recently honored with the Project Heart NICU Award for 2022 – one of 10 nurses from around the country so recognized. A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse for 44 years, Ginny Rossi, a resident of Westampton, NJ, was honored for her courage, passion and dedication to improving outcomes for NICU babies and their families. An employee at the Jefferson Washington Township NICU since 1994,... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Will Our City Mayor and Council Take Our Last Cent?

Editor's Note: People need to speak up. Our Gloucester City Mayor and Council keep taking your money, and no one says anything. Yet those living on a fixed income in Gloucester City have to decide daily whether to pay their taxes or buy food and renew their prescriptions. And those in power locally keep taking from the poor. People coming into this country illegally get more benefits than our senior citizens who have worked and... Read more →


Camden CITY, NJ (MARCH 19, 2023)(CNBNEWS) - Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Friday night in Camden, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. CNBNews graphic files On Friday, March 17, 2023, at approximately 10:54 p.m., Camden County Police Department officers responded to the 1300 block of Fairview Street in Camden for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and... Read more →


THE SKIRMISH RETURNS TO HADDONFIELD ON JUNE 3, 2023 Revolutionary War Reenactment Brings South Jersey’s Colonial History to Life in Day-Long Event Haddonfield, NJ (January 3, 2023) – Today, Haddonfield’s popular revolutionary war reenactment and colonial festival announced the date for its annual event: The Skirmish will take place on June 3, 2023. The Skirmish brings history books to life with a day of Revolutionary War soldiers, horses, clashes between colonists and redcoats, family friendly... Read more →

Camden County Hero Scholarship Annual Coach Bingo

To reserve tickets: Call Dawn: (856) 768-9656 or email: Call Cathy: (856) 287-9743 Proceeds benefit the families of Camden County's Police, Fire & EMS Personnel killed in the line of duty. ID #35-5-23729 Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. 162 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 office (609) 980-7013 cell “It doesn’t take a hero to keep a dream alive…” Read more →

Rabid Kitty in Chesilhurst, Gloucester Township

Gloucester Township, NJ)(March 16, 2023) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that a cat caught in Chesilhurst has tested positive for rabies. On March 8, a resident saw a sick cat on the side of the road and called animal control, who picked it up and brought it to a local vet. The animal shelter arranged for rabies testing at the state... Read more →

Drug Suspects in Gloucester and Camden Counties Arrested; including Gcity Resident

​WOODBURY, NJ (March 16, 2023)( Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO), along with robust support from multiple law enforcement agencies operating in the Southern New Jersey Region and Philadelphia, executed over 30 Court-authorized search and arrest warrants. These actions were the result of a long-term, complex investigation spanning multiple jurisdictions in both Gloucester and Camden Counties, as well as Philadelphia. This investigation has been conducted in close coordination with the collaborative... Read more →

Camden County Commissioners Holding Public Meetings to Discuss Downtown Camden City Master Plan

(Camden, NJ) – On Thursday, March 16, Camden City, Camden County and the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors will host two public meetings, one virtual and one in-person, for the development of the Downtown Camden Master Plan. The development of a master plan for downtown Camden will serve as a guide for growth and development consistent with the vision and goals for the community. “The purpose of this meeting is to gauge feedback from community... Read more →


Plus a Mock Debate Between President John Adams and His Influential Wife Abigail Events leading up to the Haddonfield Skirmish on June 3 Haddonfield, NJ (March 14, 2023) – This spring, Camden County College and Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum have teamed up to present a free seven-part lecture series that will give voice to the “Unheard Voices of the American Revolution.” These lectures -- along with a spirited “debate” between John and... Read more →

Best of Film Award Goes to Search for the "Cooper; the Documentary to Screen at Film Festivals

The Flim Chronicles the Hidden Beauty of the Cooper River in Camden County Trailer for 30 min Environmental Short -- "Search for the Cooper; A River Hidden in Plain View", received the Best Film Award at the Ocean City Maryland Film Festival. On a six-day expedition along the neglected Cooper River in Camden City, NJ, four area youth kayak, hike, and hack their way through the overgrowth in search of the source of the river.... Read more →

Should Daylight Savings Time Be Canceled?

NJ Congressman Donald Norcross (1st District, D) sent the following note to his constituents pertaining to making daylight savings time permanent. Daylight saving time (DST), also referred to as daylight savings time, daylight time (United States, Canada, and Australia), or summer time (United Kingdom, European Union, and others), is the practice of advancing clocks (typically by one hour) during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time. The typical implementation of DST... Read more →

Former Camden City Police Chief Joe McCann Sucummbs

Joseph W. McCann passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2023, at the age of 89. Joe was born in Philadelphia PA and raised in the Fairview section of Camden NJ. He served the nation in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era. Joe then served his community as a Police Officer in Camden NJ for 25 years, retiring as Chief of Police in 1983. Embarking on a second successful career, he worked... Read more →

Camden County Dept. of Public Works Alert: Road Work this Week in Audubon, Berlin, Camden City, Gibbsboro

Construction to close Wyoming Ave in Audubon CNBNews graphic files (Audubon, NJ) – NJ American Water will continue to repair a water main on Wyoming Avenue from Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be a full road closure of Wyoming Avenue between Merchant Street and Nicholson Road. Haddon Avenue Travel Alert in Berlin (BERLIN, NJ) – M.S.P Construction will install a water main on Haddon Avenue... Read more →


by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist CNBNews graphic files CONGRATULATIONS to a teen leaving Gloucester High School on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, carrying what appeared to be his woodworking project (it looked to be a toolbox.) Seeing a student produce something tangible in which he obviously took pride was a good feeling. CHEER to the Gloucester City Board of Education and the Administration for returning the Industrial Arts Class (Wood Shop) to the school district.... Read more →

Camden County Commissioners to hold public meetings for Camden Master Plan

(Camden City, NJ) – On Thursday, March 16, Camden City, Camden County and the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors will host two public meetings, one virtual and one in-person, for the development of the Downtown Camden City Master Plan. The development of a master plan for downtown Camden will serve as a guide for growth and development consistent with the vision and goals for the community. source Camden County Board of Commissioners “The purpose of... Read more →

"Dine to Donate" Event will Help Families of Deceased Camden County Police, Firemen and EMT's

Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund · The Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund is holding a "Dine to Donate" fundraising event at Mulligan's Bar & Grill 1208 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ Monday, March 27 from 4 PM to 8 PM to raise money for the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund! Come out and enjoy some food and/or a few beverages while helping out a good cause! You can Dine in or take out and enjoy... Read more →


CNBNews graphic file Brrrrr! It Is Cold (Gloucester Township, NJ) – Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that the region will be under a Code Blue Advisory Saturday evening into the morning of Sunday, March 12. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning March 11 to the morning of March 12. Temperatures... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Elects New Medical Staff Officers

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has announced the appointment of its new Medical Staff officers, each elected for a two-year term: · Alan Lucerna, DO, FACOI, FAAEM, Medical Staff President, is an attending physician at the Jefferson Stratford Hospital Emergency Department. Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Lucerna is Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Jefferson Stratford Hospital, as well as Director of Jefferson’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He is a... Read more →

Kyle Applegate, age 32, of Bellmawr

Kyle J. Applegate, suddenly on March 4, 2023, of Bellmawr. Age 32. Beloved son of RoseMary Applegate (nee Williams) and the late John Applegate. Devoted brother of John W. Applegate, Jr. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the 2023 GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Interment is private at the request of the family. Read more →

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offering $4 adoption deal for March Madness  

(Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate the runup to March Madness, the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will be offering $4 adoptions for all dogs, cats and guinea pigs in the shelter and at PetSmart adoption centers in Lawnside, Sicklerville and Cherry Hill. The special will run from Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 19. “The shelter is full of loving dogs and cats who are just waiting to find a forever home,” said Commissioner Jonathan... Read more →

Look What's Happening March 14 at the Gloucester Twp. PD

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 9, 2023)--Are you interested in becoming a Gloucester Township full-time Police Officer, part-time Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO I), part-time or full-time Telecommunicator (911 Operator/ Radio Dispatcher), or a part-time Crossing Guard? Our Open House will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Gloucester Premium Outlets / Gloucester Township Police Training Center, 100 Premium Outlets Drive, Suite 437, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Those attending... Read more →

John Ralph Cuneo, of Bellmawr, Electrical Designer, Hoagie Store Co-Owner, Talented Musician /Drummer

John Ralph Cuneo, 84, of Bellmawr, finally found peace and passed away on March 6, 2023. John was born and raised in South Philadelphia and was a long-time resident of Bellmawr, NJ. He worked as an electrical designer and draftsman for Stone and Webster. He is more canonically remembered for his co-ownership of Ricci Brother's hoagies in South Philadelphia where he was affectionately known as “Ricci John”. John was also known for being a musician... Read more →


South Jersey’s Ritz Theatre Company Presents an Immersive and Riveting Production of ‘The Scottish Play’ Haddon Township, NJ (March 7, 2023) – Something wicked this way comes… when William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” opens at the Ritz Theatre Company, a historic New Jersey venue, on March 17. For its first spring production, The Ritz will stage an immersive and riveting production of “Macbeth,” directed by five-time Barrymore award winner Mary Martello and featuring actors Steven R. Butler... Read more →