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Travel Alert: Commercial Vehicle Restrictions on NJ Interstate Highways Started at Noon

Restrictions do not apply to New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway (Trenton) (January 31, 2021)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting at 12 noon, Sunday, January 31 based on the forecast for heavy snow and strong winds. Winter weather is expected to begin in the southern region of the state around midday Sunday... Read more →

Temple Economic Professor, 'The Philadelphia economy was not built on the sale of championship T-shirts’

' Temple University Professor of Economics Michael Leeds explains why the Phillies’ and Eagles’ success make for great stories but ultimately do not impact the economy as we might expect. Photography By: Joseph V. Labolito Excitement has taken hold of the region during the last few weeks as the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to appear in their second Super Bowl in five years time. It's a great story for the city but that doesn't necessarily mean... Read more →

Marijuana Edibles Recovered on a Juvenile in Evesham; Police Urge Parents to Be Alert

MARLTON, N.J. (February 1, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)- A popular snack for kids is now a part of police's latest warning to parents after a bag of what seemed to be just tasty, fun-shaped crackers were confiscated from a local teen after authorities discovered it was actually a bag of edibles. Evesham Township Police are trying to get the word out to parents after they say they recently confiscated a bag of animal crackers, actually containing marijuana, from... Read more →


Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) (January 31, 2023)--— New Jersey has the nation’s highest top statutory corporate tax rate, according to a new Tax Foundation report. CNBNews graphic file The Garden State is one of 44 that charges corporate income taxes, which the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit says accounted for 7.07% of state tax collection and 4.04% of state general revenue in fiscal year 2021. New Jersey's 11.5% top marginal corporate... Read more →

Rabid Cat Captured in Haddon Township

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that a rabid cat caught by a Haddon Township resident has tested positive for rabies. RABID CAT ALERT (CNBNews graphic files) The resident called animal control who picked up the cat and brought it to a local shelter. On Jan. 25, the cat started exhibiting rabies symptoms and was euthanized. The animal shelter... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Customers, Financial Help is Availble

More than 34,000 customers received over $88 million in assistance in 2022, and similar assistance is available to help pay bills now! MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Jan. 26, 2023) — Atlantic City Electric reminds customers who are struggling with energy bills to take action today to secure millions of dollars that remain available to help pay their energy bills. In addition to the payment arrangements and assistance Atlantic City Electric provides, the company supports customers in... Read more →

NJ Congressman Donald Norcross Helps Food Bank to Secure $970,000 in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today visited the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) to highlight nearly $1 million in federal funding that he secured in the FY23 omnibus funding package for the local nonprofit. The funding will be used to help increase food delivery services and decrease the food bank’s carbon footprint by purchasing hybrid delivery trucks and vans. “One in eleven children in New Jersey face hunger,” said Congressman Norcross.... Read more →


Forgo fraud this tax season: IRS-CI issues tips to protect your wallet, identity  

PHILADELPHIA – With filing season officially underway, IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) reminds U.S. taxpayers to take extra steps to protect their identities and wallets when filing their taxes. “Beware of dishonest tax return preparers,” said Special Agent in Charge Yury Kruty. “These are tax return taxpayers who disregard their known duty to prepare accurate tax returns on behalf of their clients. Such tax return preparers have no problem putting their clients at risk for a... Read more →

Reasons to Invest in Professional Video Retouching Services

Investing in professional video retouching services is becoming increasingly popular as businesses and individuals strive to create the highest quality videos possible. Professional video retouching services provide a range of benefits that can help make videos look more polished, professional, and engaging. When done by experienced professionals, these services can add a level of polish and detail to the editing process that can truly take a video from good to great. The most obvious benefit... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Online Quizzes

By Terri Miller Consumer Education Specialist What do the model of your first car, your favorite hobby, and the high school you attended have in common? You're correct if you said they’re questions commonly used for online account security and online quizzes! Before you take a quiz to discover which Marvel character you are, ask yourself: Do I know who’s gathering this information about me — or what they plan to do with it? Personality... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: $19 Million in Additional Spending for Affordable Housing Units Across New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ (January 13, 2023)— Governor Phil Murphy today signed A573, which makes several changes to the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Act designed to speed up the construction permitting process. The bill codifies a three-day construction inspection turnaround from the date of the requested inspection. It allows for developers to contract with private on-site inspection agencies if local construction officials cannot complete the inspection within three days of the requested date. The bill aligns New... Read more →

$13 Adoption Fees at Camden County Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center All Weekend Long!

Help a Furry Friend in Need Find Their Forever Home2 Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will be running an adoption special this weekend. From Friday, January 13th to Sunday, January 15th, all adoption fees will be set at just $13. This five-day event encourages people to open their homes to adoptable animals by choosing to adopt, not buy, their next pet. “We’re hoping to see a large turnout this weekend because there are so many... Read more →

How to Stave Off the January Blues

Everyone you know is likely familiar with the January blues in some shape or form. Even those who tend to favour the winter months might tell you that the post-New Year slump can be a difficult time. As much as it can feel unavoidable whenever this time of the year rolls around, it doesn’t have to be something that you contend with, and finding your own strategies for dealing with this issue can help to... Read more →

Gloucester County's Recovery Bowling Event Successful

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ--The Gloucester County Addictions Task Force held its first-ever Recovery Bowling Event at Bowlero in Deptford. Due to the program's success, the second event was held on December 14, 2022, at Bowlero in Washington Twp. This free event was open to those in recovery from substance use, along with their families and friends. The Department of Human Services provided a resource table with a Stigma Free Resource Guide, the 2022 Holiday Support brochure,... Read more →

Cooper EM Doctor Traveled to War-Torn Ukraine to Provide Trauma and Mass Casualty Training

(CAMDEN CITY, NJ) Cooper University Health Care Emergency Medicine doctor Joshua Rempell, MD, MPH, recently returned from a 14-day trip to Ukraine as part of an educational mission to provide trauma and mass casualty training courses. The International Medical Corps organized the trip, an organization that delivers emergency medical and related services to those affected by conflict, disaster, and disease, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, an academic and research center for humanitarian crises. The group... Read more →

CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: Sections of Bell Road in Mt. Ephraim to be Closed on Wednesday for Road Work

(Lindenwold, NJ) – PSE&G will be servicing a gas main at 500 and 527 Bell Road in Mt. Ephraim on Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. A partial road closure will be westbound on Bell Road between Lincoln and Grant avenues. “To avoid any delays, motorists take alternate routes and give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Also, remember that... Read more →

Beware! The Postal Service Didn't Send Thisf Email

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 26, 2022)--CNBNews received an email that contained the image below. Because of the logo and the box photo, it appeared that the US Postal Service sent the message, but they didn't. When you click on the link, you are directed to a page that request your name, home address, email address, and phone number. After supplying that information, you are directed to another page where you receive a 404 error. It... Read more →

Video: Twas the Night Before Christmas

source Clement Moore, the author of the poem Twas the night before Christmas, was a reticent man and it is believed that a family friend, Miss H. Butler, sent a copy of the poem to the New York Sentinel who published the poem. The condition of publication was that the author of Twas the night before Christmas was to remain anonymous. The first publication date was 23rd December 1823 and it was an immediate... Read more →

Mexico News Agency Jounalists Prepared for Third Chistmas on Strike

When President López Obrador appointed the first-ever woman as director of Notimex in 2019, workers expected positive progressive change. They got a despotic leader who pushed editorial falsehoods and created a terroristic work environment. When President López Obrador appointed the first-ever woman as director of Notimex in 2019, workers expected positive progressive change. They got a despotic leader who pushed editorial falsehoods and created a terroristic work environment. MEXICO CITY (CN) — The journalists and... Read more →


Iannelli’s Bakery Introduces “Cooking for a Cause” for a Local Family in Need of a Holiday Boost Nominations to Help a Struggling Local Family are Open Until Monday, December 26th PHILADELPHIA PA--Vince Iannelli, owner of Iannelli’s Brick Oven Bakery, South Philly’s famous tomato pie and gravy shop which opened in 1910 at 1155 E. Passyunk Ave, has gotten into the holiday spirit and organized a way to give back to a family in need this... Read more →

Watching Wildlife on an ATV Trail in Minnesota (video)

One year on an ATV trail was filmed in Minnesota by Voyageurs Wolf Project; the video shows the various animals using an ATV trail from July 2021- October 2022 in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. It is seven minutes long, but even so, it is a fascinating look at the many wildlife species in that neck of the woods. Pay attention, as there are one species you don't see throughout the year-long plus film. We... Read more →

CNBNews Consumer Tips: How to Prevent Fires During the Holidays

by Brianne Deerwester, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) (NAPSI)—Statistics show that the incidence of home fires and electrical accidents typically increases during the winter holiday season. To combat this, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual holiday safety campaign by providing tips to help consumers prevent household fires and accidents caused by improper cooking, heating, and holiday decorating practices. “According to the National Fire Protection Association, 860 home fires are caused by... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: Cyber Criminals Active During Holidays

TIS THE SEASON TO BE WARY: NEARLY 2,000 AMERICANS ARE HACKED EVERY MINUTE New York, 13 December 2022 — Cyber criminals are launching a relentless tide of attacks on US internet users — hacking 1,966 Americans every minute, virtual private network provider NordVPN can reveal1. With the festive season offering cyber criminals a host of opportunities to cash in, the average US adult suffers a cyber attack of some kind four times a year, Nord’s... Read more →

Consumer Alert: This Holiday Season Remember...Gift Cards Are For Gifts Not Payments

By Kira Krown Consumer Education Specialist, FTC December 5, 2022 Looking for a New Year’s resolution? Here’s one for you: Keep your hard-earned money safe from scammers by spotting and avoiding gift card scams. Then help others spot and avoid them, too. Scammers want you to pay with gift cards because they’re like cash: once you use a gift card, the money on it is gone. But what do gift card scams look like? Someone... Read more →

Choose The Perfect Bracelet Stack According To Your Personality!

Bracelets are an excellent way to make a statement about who you are and what you stand for. They can make a simple outfit go from drab to fabulous or help create an authentic style from the ground up. Metal bracelets look more expensive than their faux counterparts but also come at a higher price. If you're on a budget, bezel-set stones like turquoise or labradorite will give you an equally chic look without draining... Read more →

Wheels of Change 2022 Clothing Drive

Wheels of Change we are always collecting but are desperate for coats and boys' and men's clothing. It is cold, so many are calling for coats and warm clothing. PM me if you need to know the drop-off location and time. Read more →

*Mt. Ephraim FD Holiday Raffle Tickets on Sale

MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (November 19, 2022)--The Mount Ephraim Fire Department's annual Holiday Raffle is back. Each ticket is eligible for all 20 drawings. The average prize value is $250. Tickets are available through the MEFD Facebook page CLICK HERE. Black Friday sale for reduced pricing until 11/25!! The prize list includes the following: Apple Watch Kitchen Aid Mixer MMilwaukee Power Toolkit SSkullcandy Wireless Headphones Fit Bit NNintendo Switch Liquor Basket Tor Burch, Michael Koors, and... Read more →

CNB Business News: Geno’s Steaks is Coming to South Jersey this December

Steak-cation! Foodiehall in Cherry Hill, NJ Adds Iconic Philadelphia Cheesesteak Heavyweight Geno’s Steaks to their Lineup Geno’s Steaks has been a staple in Philadelphia since the late Joey Vento opened the shop on East Passyunk Avenue in 1966, proudly serving cheesesteaks 24-hours a day, seven days a week. For the past 56 years, people from Philadelphia and beyond have lined up for cheesesteaks at Geno’s – which are made with premium, un-chopped, thinly sliced ribeye... Read more →

Non-Citizens Eligible for Driver Licenses in NJ

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Calling it “smart and good” for New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that will allow those with undocumented immigration status to obtain professional licenses if they meet all of the requirements. Murphy held a virtual bill signing on Facebook that includes sponsors and representatives from Make the Road NJ, an immigrant advocacy organization. The bill will apply to the half a million... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Students Help Feed The Hungry

photos provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The student council at Gloucester Catholic High School exceeded previous records during this year’s annual food drive. Utilizing the theme of the movie “Monsters, Inc.,” students decorated donation boxes to look like monsters and trash cans to look like “scream tanks.” The goal: for each grade to fill its scream tanks by the end of the month. The reality: students filled their containers by the end of the week. So... Read more →

Gloucester Township Resident Andrew Brown Missing Since September

Gloucester Township, New Jersey - The Gloucester Township Police Department continues to search for a missing 47-year-old man, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Gloucester Township Police Chief David J. Harkins. On September 16, 2022, Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to Hilltop Estates located on the Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township for the report of a missing person. At that time, Andrew Brown was last seen on September... Read more →

Michael D. DeFilippis, age 40, of West Deptford

On November 29, 2022. Age 40. Of West Deptford. Loving father of Madison DeFilippis, Cierra DeFilippis, Kylie Buechlein; beloved fiancé of Jennifer Thompson; cherished son of James DeFilippis and Deborah “Debbie” DeFilippis (Jerry); brother of James DeFilippis (Gena). He is also survived by his loyal dog, Swiper. Michael was an avid fan of all Philly sports teams. He also loved fishing and being at the shore with his family. Memorial services will be celebrated on... Read more →

Before You Buy An Electric Car Watch This Video

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, most electric vehicles today are powered by lithium-ion batteries. When damaged by something like saltwater, heat, or force, a chemical reaction known as thermal runaway can start inside the cells of these energy-dense batteries. In this state, the batteries heat up uncontrollably and can be prone to fires and off-gassing, resulting in explosions in confined spaces. Compounding the risk of thermal runaway is the fact that there’s no... Read more →

Lower Township Rotary Club Christmas Parade

On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the Lower Township Rotary will be hosting their 40th Annual Christmas Parade along Bayshore Road. The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. from Breakwater Plaza, at Breakwater and Bayshore Roads. From there, the parade will proceed Southbound onto Bayshore Road, to Rosehill Parkway in North Cape May and end at approximately 9:00 p.m. CNBNews graphic file Motorists are advised to avoid this area for the duration of the parade if they... Read more →

How to find the best Canadian casinos 

Finding the best online casinos canada is not as difficult as one might think. In fact, there are a few key things that players can look for in order to ensure they are playing at a reputable and trustworthy casino. First and foremost, players should always do their research before signing up at any online casino. Reading reviews from other players is a great way to get an idea of what to expect. Another important... Read more →

BANKSY WAS HERE: Exhibition Runs Dec. 3 to Jan. 31

photo provided Philadelphia, PA – Banksy Was Here: The Exhibition, an "unauthorized" Banksy exhibition, opens at Philadelphia Fashion District this Saturday, December 3, 2022 and runs through January 31, 2023. Don’t miss its arrival and debut in Philadelphia! The experience will plunge visitors into the universe of the enigmatic Bristol-born street artist, offering an incredible journey featuring over 80 genuine and certified artworks from private collections. This experience and collection will make its world premiere... Read more →


Electric Bike Shop Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary This December Haddonfield (November 29, 2022) – Electronic bikes are growing in popularity in South photo provided Jersey as Pedego Haddonfield, a family-owned small business celebrates its 2nd anniversary this December. Since its December 2020 opening, Pedego Haddonfield has sold more than 300 e-bikes and has rented e-bikes to hundreds of customers. Owners Patrick and Wendy Reilley, who reside in Tabernacle, own Pedego Haddonfield and Pedego Princeton and run... Read more →

Game-Changing Tech Used for Evaluating User Experience in Online Casinos: Top Three Tech Trends

Industries are always looking to draw and retain more consumers, usually by analyzing and improving user experience. Manufacturing companies, for example, conduct customer surveys to find out how their products are being perceived by their customers and make necessary improvements. The online casino industry is no different. In recent years, the market has turned to technology to evaluate user experience on online casino sites and increase consumer engagement and loyalty. Here is a look at... Read more →

Camden County Announces Code Blue Advisory Wednesday Night into Friday Mornight

(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 Wednesday evening into the morning of Friday, Dec. 2. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning Nov. 30 and ending the morning of Dec. 2. Temperatures during the code blue will drop... Read more →

What is dice crypto and how does it work?

Dice crypto is a type of encryption that uses random numbers to create encrypted text. This text can only be read by someone who has the corresponding decryption key. This makes it a very secure form of encryption, as even if someone manages to get their hands on the encrypted text, they won't be able to read it without the key. How to buy dice crypto? Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual tokens that use cryptography... Read more →

Samaritan's 2023 Celebration of Life Gala, Feb. 11

Mt. Laurel, NJ – Samaritan announced it will hold its annual Celebration of Life Gala, presented by Holman Enterprises, on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cherry Hill, N.J. This marks the return to an in-person format for the annual fundraising event, which celebrates Samaritan’s 40+ years of providing quality, compassionate care to more than 11,000 families annually throughout Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties. “We are... Read more →

The Carbon Footprint of Qatar's Massive $220B FIFA World Cup

Michael Fisher I TradingPedia Since Qatar won the bid in 2010 to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup, the country has been busy preparing for the prestigious event set to kick off on November 20. The World Cup, which will see 32 national teams compete, starting with a match between Qatar and Ecuador, will attract some 1.5 million visitors to the tiny desert country. The tournament is expected to bring $4.5 billion in revenue (for... Read more →

Stephen Bennett, 46, of Berlin NJ Found Guilty

Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Defrauding COVID-19 Relief Programs and Illegally Possessing a Firearm CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, resident was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in fraudulently obtaining Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) benefits, fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits, and illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Stephen Bennett, 46, of Berlin, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty... Read more →

Clifford Luther, age 97, of Voorhees formerly of Camden City; Retired Truck Driver

On November 15, 2022. Age 97. Of Voorhees Township and formerly of Camden City. Beloved and cherished Godfather of Gary Waldo of Glassboro and his wife and children. Clifford was born in Aiken, South Carolina, and lived in Camden City before recently residing in Voorhees Township until his passing. He worked as a truck driver for Brass Elegans Inc. in Cherry Hill. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Clifford's graveside service and burial... Read more →

UK Looking To Upgrade Cannabis To Class A: Is It The Right Thing To Do?

For much of the world, there’s been a progressive nature to the legalization, regulation and production of cannabis, with many countries around the world have changed their stance to be more liberal when it comes to the consumption of the drug. However, reports coming out of the UK are bucking that trend, with senior figures in the government and police pushing forward recommendations that cannabis shouldn’t be legalized, but actually bumped up to a Class... Read more →

Pennsylvania Online Casinos Continue to Set Records

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square Nov 23, 2022 (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s online casinos and sports betting have had another record month. In October, Pennsylvanians placed $797 million in sports wagers, a 24% increase over September. “While year-over-year sports betting growth is beginning to level off, the online casino market continues to show tremendous growth,” PlayPennsylvania Analyst Chris Imperiale said. “Pennsylvania online casinos' $151 million October gross gaming revenue is an all-time,... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Dept. and PBA Local 40 Spreading Christmas and Holiday Cheer

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 28, 2022)--The Gloucester City Police Department and Gloucester City PBA Local 40 want to spread Christmas and Holiday cheer throughout Gcity! Beginning December 12, an officer from each shift will be surprising one resident each night with a small prize for the best-decorated house! The contest will last for 12 nights until December 23. They hope to share the winner from each night to show off some of the best-decorated homes... Read more →

Arthur J. Kosciuk, 92, of Audubon

Peacefully on November 17, 2022, with his family by his side, of Audubon, NJ. Age 92 years. Beloved husband of 58 years to the late Rita M. Kosciuk. Dear father of Mary C. Kosciuk, Eileen M. (Michael) Whilleson and Michael Kosciuk. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Megan M. Mooney and Kaitlyn J. Kosciuk; and two great-grandchildren, Siobhan and Liam. Funeral Service and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. The... 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... Read more →


By Gema de las Heras Consumer Education Specialist November 23, 2022 IRS impersonators have been around for a while. But as more people get to know their tricks, they’re switching it up. So instead of contacting you about a tax debt and making threats to get you to pay up, scammers may send you a text about a “tax rebate” or some other tax refund or benefit. Here’s what to know about the new twist.... Read more →

CNB Business News: Philadelphia's Original Christmas Pop-Up Bar Tinsel Lights Up Center City...

...WITH ALL NEW HOLIDAY INSTALLATIONS, CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS AND SANTA GRITTY Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar Black Friday to New Year's Eve 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 Philadelphia, PA - Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group announce the return of Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar at 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia. The mad elves from Tradesman's, BRU Craft & Wurst, Blume, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Kontrol, Sueno and Finn McCool's Ale House have spent months... Read more →