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Blackwood Fire Co., Christmas Parade

The Blackwood Fire Company Christmas Parade will be occurring SATURDAY in Downtown Blackwood. The parade begins at 6:00 pm and ends at approximately 8:00 pm. During the parade the Black Horse Pike will be closed in both directions between Church Street and Davistown Road. Heavy pedestrian traffic is expected in the area of the Black Horse Pike therefore drivers are advised to use caution when in the area and to expect minor delays. The detour route is East Church St. to Erial Rd. then make a right on College Drive. Alternately you can utilize Lakeland Road to Woodbury Turnersville Road... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Fire Dept. Hoagie Sale Sat. 9 AM to ?

MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (NOV. 10, 2023) --Don't miss out on the hoagie sale held by the Mount Ephraim Fire Department on Saturday, November 11, starting at 9 AM sharp. Act fast and reserve your hoagie by sending a direct message to the Fire Department's Facebook page or by calling the firehouse at (856) 931-6532. If you can't get through to us, leave your order details along with your full name and phone number. Remember to hurry, as the hoagies will be sold out fast! Details: - Purchase table on the James Street firehouse entrance at 9 AM - $6.00/hoagie -... Read more →

Eugene McLaughlin, Navy Veteran, Member of Brooklawn Fire Department, St. Luke's Church

Eugene J. McLaughlin “Jeep” on October 28, 2023, of the Lakebridge section of Deptford, Age 94. Beloved husband of Jean McLaughlin (nee Moen). Father of Joseph McLaughlin (Marilyn) of Tennessee, Ronald McLaughlin (Barbara) of Virginia, Paula Green of Florida, Richard Hubbs of Gloucester City, and Alice Sharp (John) of Washington Twp. Thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Eugene was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a life member of the Brooklawn Fire Company, a member of the New Jersey State Fireman’s Association for 67 years and a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Westville. He had worked as an installer for... Read more →

Two Vehicles Collide Head-On at Berlin Cross Keys Road Intersection, Occupants Injured

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (On Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to the intersection of Berlin Cross Keys Road at Johnson Road for a report of a head on motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles where one of the vehicles was beginning to smoke. Arriving GTPD Officers and Firefighters from Lambs Terrace safely removed all occupants of the vehicles as one of the vehicles became fully involved in fire which was quickly put out. Inspira BLS and Virtua ALS units treated the drivers and occupants of both vehicles. An adult and two juveniles were taken... Read more →

Investigation into Fatal Paulsboro Fire Ongoing

PAULSBORO, NJ (October 24, 2023)--On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Paulsboro Police Department was dispatched to 29 Roosevelt Street, Paulsboro, New Jersey, for the report of a dwelling fire with entrapment. Upon police arrival, the residence was observed to be actively on fire. The Paulsboro Fire Department, along with mutual aid from the Gibbstown Fire Department, East Greenwich Fire Department, West Deptford Fire Department, Logan Township Fire Department, and Mantua Township Fire Department, arrived on scene and were able to control and extinguish the fire. A male was subsequently found deceased inside of the residence. CNBNews... Read more →

Hi Nella Volunteer Fire Co. Receives Grant

CAMDEN City, N.J. – OCTOBER 20, 2023 – In honor of First Responders Appreciation Month, New Jersey American Water is proud to name Hi-Nella Fire Company #1, located in Hi-Nella, a recipient of its 2023 Volunteer Fire and EMS Grant Program. Hi-Nella Fire Company #1 is one of 19 volunteer fire and EMS departments located within the company’s service areas chosen to receive grants, totaling over $43,000. This year’s grants will be used in various ways by each department including purchasing gas meters, hoses, emergency lights, and other rescue equipment as well as important training courses and tools. Kate Brown,... Read more →

Harrison Township Police Officer and Gloucester County EMS Save 20-Month-Old

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, NJ (October 20, 2023)(CNBNews)- The evening of October 17th, 2023 Corporal Kevin McGowan of the Harrison Township Police Department was responding to an unrelated call for service when he came upon a stopped vehicle, with the rear driver’s side door ajar, in the area of North Main Street and Colson Lane. Corporal McGowan observed a female frantically attempting to remove a child from a seat and calling for help. Corporal McGowan then learned that a 20-month-old child had been choking, was now unresponsive, and turning blue in the face. Drawing upon his training, Corporal McGowan quickly removed the... Read more →

“Cooking Safety Starts with YOU"

Glassboro Fire Department and State Farm remind residents, “Cooking Safety Starts with YOU Fire Prevention Week. State Farm is teaming up with the Glassboro Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week™ campaign, “Cooking Safety Starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” This year’s campaign, which runs Oct. 8-14, works to educate families about simple but important steps they can take to keep themselves and others safe. “Cooking fires are the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire injuries,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA VP of Outreach and Advocacy. “This... Read more →

Richard J. McConnell Sr., formerly of Gloucester City; Aux Member of HiNella Fire Co.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(CNBNews)--There is no footprint so small that it cannot leave an imprint on the world. Richard J. McConnell, Sr. was a kind, family man who understood the importance of two words, “Thank you.” Rich always had the wind at his back and needed it for that long drive when he was teeing off. He was present, reliable, and led by example of how to be fishers of men. Rich wasn’t afraid of anything. He never complained because the sun always shined warm upon his face. On Monday, September 18, 2023, life changed, in his home, but had not... Read more →

Does Every Fire Department in South Jersey Need To Have So Much Equipment?

Photo source: the City of Gloucester City GROWING UP IN GLOUCESTER CITY--On a bitterly cold day in March 1960, a crowd watched as a fire destroyed the Monmouth Street School located on Broadway and Monmouth Street. The fire originated in the boiler room of the school, and witnesses reported hearing a loud explosion before flames and smoke emerged from the school basement. A spark from the school fire blew across the street and landed on the steeple of St. Mary's Church, setting it on fire. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (SEPTEMBER 1, 2023)(CNBNEWS)-- While researching a different article, the Monmouth Street School... Read more →

Westville NEWS: Spanish-Speaking Volunteers Enhance Local Fire Department

Westville Fire photo Julio Irizarry Fuentes and Emmanuel Nieves are both Spanish-speaking volunteers at Westville Fire Department. “Having a firefighter on a call that can speak Spanish helps everyone understand the person and the situation that they are going into,” said Nieves. He has answered a few calls where the person who needed assistance only spoke Spanish. When Spanish is the only language someone speaks, Nieves and Irizarry Fuentes say this can cause problems on calls when first responders don’t know Spanish. If there is language-barrier, it takes longer to understand what is going on during an emergency, where every... Read more →

New Study Released Regarding Canadian Wildlife Fires and People of NY State

Newswise — New Yorkers can apparently breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. Their exposure to the smoke in June 2023 from Canadian wildfires led to only a slightly higher bump in visits to New York City hospital emergency departments for breathing problems or asthma attacks than what is seen on days when pollen counts are high. However, authors of a new study say other possible health effects, such as possible heart attacks and stroke, still need to be investigated. For the study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine analyzed daily levels of air pollution, as measured... Read more →

Maui County Releases Validated Names of 388 Unaccounted from the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster

2:17 p.m. 8.24.18: A total of seven homes were damaged in the West Maui fire and sustained anywhere from moderate damage to being completely destroyed. The affected homes were in the area south of Hōkiokio Place . The Maui Fire Department has confirmed that the gas station and schools are in tact despite rumors otherwise. (COUNTY OF MAUI, HAWAII)(August 24, 2023)(CNBNews)--On August 8, 2023, a wildfire broke out in Lahaina, causing concern for the safety of many individuals. The County of Maui has recently shared a list of 388 people who have been reported unaccounted for following the... Read more →

Atco Dragway Wildfire closes Jackson Road, Stay Away

The state forestry service continues to battle the ongoing blaze (Lindenwold, NJ) – Since yesterday, a wildfire has expanded to consume more than 1,200 acres of pinelands in Wharton State Forest in Waterford Township and parts of adjacent Burlington County near the former Atco Raceway. Firefighters from the state Forest Fire Service report that the blaze is 40% contained and is not a threat to any structures in the area. The Camden County Department of Public Safety and Office of Emergency Management are monitoring the fire and is in communication with the state Forest Fire Service. Jackson Road is closed... Read more →

Remembering Captain John D. McWilliams, a member of the Mount Ephraim Fire Police

photo provided CHERRY HILL, NJ (August 16, 2023)--The Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund honors the memory of Captain John D. McWilliams of the Mount Ephraim Fire Police. On April 14, 1977, while en route to the Cherry Hill Race Track fire, Captain McWilliams suffered a fatal heart attack, making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Read more →

A Message From Congressman Donald Norcross

As you may know, New Jersey has begun a year-long process of renewing Medicaid eligibility for everyone enrolled in NJ FamilyCare. If you are a member of NJ FamilyCare, you should expect to receive a mailer with instructions on how to reapply for Medicaid coverage. Everyone deserves access to high-quality, affordable health care, so I want to share important information with you to make sure that you can continue to stay insured: Make sure NJ FamilyCare has an accurate current address. You can confirm or update your contact information by calling NJ FamilyCare at 1-800-701-0710. Keep an eye out for... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: We Are Not Allowed To Know

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Investigative Reporter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 10, 2023)--Over the past year or so, we have been hearing about the fire department's new Swift Water equipment. When investigating, the company's catalog showed a lot of costly equipment. The first question is, "Do we need this equipment?" Do other fire companies in the area have the equipment they could bring to Gloucester City in the event of an emergency? Remember, during the last two incidences involving water rescues, the Gloucester City fire department was the last to arrive. Surrounding towns got there first. During the water rescue between... Read more →

Gloucester City Memories: 53 Years Ago Battalion Chief Revelli Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 28, 2023)(CNBNews)--Battalion Chief Revelli of the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department made the ultimate sacrifice on July 9, 1970, while responding to a multiple-alarm fire that destroyed the former Dennery Dairies Factory on Orlando Avenue. He, unfortunately, passed away due to a heart attack while returning from the fire. His memory is honored by the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund. Revelli was instrumental in establishing the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department, now defunct, located at Highland Blvd. and Sylvan Avenue. He earned his livelihood as a self-employed distributor of wholesale meat. Years later his son, Dan,... Read more →

Two New Jersey Firemen Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

CAMDEN, N.J. – Two New Jersey firefighters were sentenced to prison today for their respective role s in a multi-million-dollar health care fraud conspiracy, Attorney for the United States Vikas Khanna announced. Thomas Sher, 50, of Northfield, New Jersey, was sentenced to 96 months in prison. Sher, a Margate firefighter, was found guilty on Sept. 8, 2022, of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and three counts of health care fraud following a 12-day trial before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court. Christopher Broccoli, 51, of West Deptford, New Jersey, was sentenced to... Read more →



Dorothy Philbin | Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (July 23, 2023)--Time and time again CNBNews has reported that getting information from the Gloucester City police and fire departments is worse than pulling teeth. However, it was posted on the fire department's Facebook page on July 12, 2023, that, the day before, they rescued a teenage boy from Little Timber Creek. The 14-year-old fell into the creek from the train tracks on the Gloucester City side of the Gloucester City-Brooklawn border. CNBNews graphic file So, who was first on the scene? Not Gloucester City Fire and/or EMS. Not Brooklawn Police. The first... Read more →

Meeting Agenda for Gloucester City Mayor and Council Includes $3.225 Bond Ordinances

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 23, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester City mayor and council will vote on two bond ordinances on first reading at their Monday, July 24, monthly meeting that total $3.225 million. A breakdown of the first bond, which totals $1,500,000 million, reveals: As per, Gloucester City Police Officers earn an average salary of $127,000, which places them as the third highest-paid police officers among the 37 communities in Camden County. source city of Gloucester City, NJ *$35,000 will be used for body cameras for the police *$105,000 for a tractor at the Public Works Dept *$100,000 for new furniture at... Read more →

DCA Releases Information on How to Disposed Lithium Batteries

Division Offers Best Practices to Help Families Stay Fire Safe TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Fire Safety is today raising awareness about the importance of safe use and disposal of lithium-ion batteries. CNBNews graphic file The public is using an increasing number of lithium-ion batteries in devices such as smartphones, laptops, e-cigarettes, e-bikes, cars and more due to their ability to store a significant amount of energy in a small space. They offer a great advantage to consumers daily. While they are safe to use and offer many benefits, they can also... Read more →

The Grande Costa D'Avorio was Still Burning Friday Night

PORT NEWARK, New Jersey (July 8, 2023)(CNBNews) — The Unified Command consisting of The Coast Guard, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Newark Fire Department, and Gallagher Marine Systems is continuing its response to the fire aboard the vessel at Port Newark, Friday. photo credit JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The Unified Command, response personnel, and assisting agencies continue to ensure the safety of the public and first responders, conduct fire suppression, protect the environment, and minimize any economic and operational activities in the port area. As of Friday evening, marine firefighting specialists are actively conducting fire suppression. Fire agencies support... Read more →

Funeral Services Announced for Two Newark Firemen who Died Fighting Massive Vessel Fire

Augusto Acabou (left) and Wayne Brooks Jr. were identified as the firefighters who died fighting to put out the fire on the boat. Newark Department of Public Safety via AP PORT NEWARK, NJ (JULY 6, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--The cause of the fire outbreak is currently unknown. Newark's Fire Chief, Rufus Jackson, disclosed on Thursday that the department had been trained to extinguish ship-borne fires, but their practice was on a different type of vessel with compartments and living quarters. Jackson stated that it was a while ago, and the department has had significant turnover since then. He added that training takes a... Read more →

Newark Firefighters Mourn Loss of Augusto (Augie) Acabou and Wayne (Bear) Brooks Jr.,

A statement from Mike Giunta, President of the Newark Firefighters Union: It is with profound sadness that the Newark Firefighters Union announces the tragic loss of two firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice while battling a devastating fire last night in the Port of Newark. We mourn the loss of our brothers Augusto (Augie) Acabou and Wayne (Bear) Brooks Jr., who bravely dedicated their lives to keeping the people of Newark safe. The Acabou and Brooks families are part of our family; we will mourn together and hold them tight. We are grateful for the outpouring of support the community... Read more →

Fire Aboard Grande Costa D’Avorio Still Burning; 2 Fatalities, 6 Injured (video)

Video image courtesy of the Elizabeth Police Department PORT NEWARK, New Jersey (July 6, 2023)---(CNBNews) – The Coast Guard, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Newark Fire Department, and Gallagher Marine Systems, the representative for the ship operator, have established a Unified Command in Port Newark, supported by a host of federal, state and local emergency response agencies. The Unified Command was established to continue its response to the fire aboard the cargo vessel Grande Costa D’Avorio, which caught fire Wednesday night around 9:30 PM. The Unified Command’s operational priorities are ensuring the public's and first responders' safety,... Read more →

Pennsauken Police and Firefighters Offering Free Car Wash and Free Food to Residents

FREE FOOD and CAR WASH PENNSAUKEN, NJ--(July 5, 2023)(CNBNews)On Saturday, July 15, 2023 which is Serve Day the Pennsauken Police Department and the Pennsauken Fire Department is inviting residents to stop by the police station (2400 Bethel Ave) for a free car wash and free food from 10 am-1 pm. Serve Day provides churches worldwide with opportunities to serve their local communities and share the love of God through practical acts of kindness. The Pennsauken Police Department and Fire Department will wash cars with the Family Church. We hope to see you. Submit an Anonymous Tip To submit a tip... Read more →

Evesham Police Alert: Kettle Run Road Closed / Wildfire / Black Run Preserve Closure

Kettle Run Road will remain closed through the night. The wildfire is The ENTIRE Black Run Preserve, western (fire area) AND eastern areas will be closed to the public until at least Tuesday morning. This is for health and safety reasons. The fire is deep-seated in the center of the forested area and will continue to burn, at times flaring up, until a soaking rain moves in. Instructions: Avoid the area of Kettle Run Road due to wildfire Address/Location Evesham Police 984 Tuckerton Rd Marlton, NJ 08053 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-983-1111 Read more →


Not in Our Town

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 8, 2023)(CNBNews)When it comes to the growing, processing and sale of marijuana some towns are saying "Over here, we want it." Other towns are saying "not in my backyard." Unfortunately, there are some towns where the residents don't want the pot in their town but the city/borough leaders do. Pot is taxed, providing more money for our leaders to spend. Woodbury Heights is one of those towns. courtesy of Westville Fire Department The residents of Woodbury Heights were fighting tooth and nail to keep pot out of their community but their... Read more →

Empty Bank Building in Woodbury Hts. Destroyed by Fire

photo credit Dorothy Philpin/CNBNews reporter WOODBURY HEIGHTS, NJ (June 8, 2023)(CNBNews)-A commercial building in Woodbury Heights, NJ was destroyed by a fire on June 6th, according to .The building was previously home to a Nova Bank branch and sits behind the Hollywood Café restaurant on Elm Ave, near the Route 45 intersection. Although the building was planned to be a cannabis dispensary, the Woodbury Heights Zoning Board denied those plans earlier this year in March. Besides the Woodbury Heights Fire Department, the Westville Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene. Information and photos courtesy of the Westville Fire... Read more →

Man Sentenced to Prison for Pemberton Borough Fatal Fire

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 23-year-old Burlington Township man was sentenced today to 22 years in state prison for starting a fire at a Pemberton Borough apartment complex last year that killed a man who lived there. Newlin Evans IV, who pled guilty in January to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. The sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., in accordance with a plea agreement between the defendant and the Prosecutor’s Office. The investigation began... Read more →

ALERT: GCOEM Releases Statement Re: Forest Fires in Bass River and Medford

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ (June 3, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management released the following statement pertaining to the forest fire in Bass River State Forest and in Medford. An unfortunate forest fire is consuming over 5,000 acres of the Bass River State Forest, while a second fire has already consumed over 120 acres in Medford Twp., both in Burlington County. Current wind conditions are causing a lot of smoke and odors to drift into Gloucester County this morning. Specifically the areas of Monroe, Washington, and Mantua Twps. and Glassboro and Pitman Boroughs are experiencing poor air quality this morning.... Read more →

Medford Forest Fire, 120 Acres are Burning

MEDFORD, NJ (June 3, 2023)(CNBNews)New Jersey Forest Fire Service released an update Saturday morning regarding a forest fire in Medford, Burlington County. Presently 120 acres are burning near Medford Jackson Road; 20 percent of that fire has been contained. Forty residential structures are threatened; local fire companies are providing structure protection. A press conference will be held at the Taunton Volunteer Fire Co at 10 a.m. - 631B Gravelly Hollow Rd, Medford, NJ The smoke from the fire has spread into the surrounding towns. This fire threatens none of those communities. Evesham Police released the following information regarding the fire.... Read more →


One Person Dies in Laurel Springs Fire

Laurel Springs, NJ (May 31, 2023)(CNBNews)- The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Laurel Springs Police Department responded to a fire, which resulted in a fatality this afternoon at the 100 block of Washington Avenue in Laurel Springs. CNBNews graphic files The investigation is active and ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jason Roland of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (856) 225-5125 and Detective Michael Wolcott of the Laurel Springs Police Department at (856) 783-2887. Tips can also be sent to CAMDEN.TIPS. Read more →

Audubon Volunteer Firemen and Supporting Fire Depts. Keep Fast Moving Fire From Spreading

photos courtesy of The Audubon Fire Department AUDUBON, NJ (May 28, 2023)(CNBNews)--Quick action by Audubon firemen and supporting town fire departments kept a backyard fire on Friday from getting out of control. According to The NJPen, the fire of indeterminate origin ripped through sheds and fences on adjoining properties in Audubon on Friday afternoon, climbing up a utility pole to a pine tree, where it smoldered until fire companies from seven local communities put it down. Shortly before 11 a.m., firefighters responded to the 200 block of Washington Terrace to investigate a police report of multiple sheds on fire there,... Read more →


UPDATED photo credit Marianne Clark photo credit CBS Philadelphia GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 25, 2023)(CNBNews)--There was a two-alarm fire in the 300-unit block of Ridgeway Street Wednesday night, around 11 PM. Neighbors said the fire started in the basement and quickly spread to multiple row homes. Three families were displaced and a fireman was injured properties. The fire is under investigation. RELATED: MULTIPLE FIRE ALARM ON BURDSALL AVENUE, TWO DWELLINGS WERE DAMAGED; NO ONE INJURED Read more →

Fire At Gloucester Iron and Metal; Residents Said They Heard A Loud Explosion

UPDATED Photo credit Tyler Smith GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (MAY 23, 2023)(CNBNews)—Today, around 2:30 PM, there was a multiple-alarm fire at the Gloucester Iron and Metal, a junkyard located on 10th Street and South Broadway. Nearby residents said they heard a loud explosion and saw a large plume of black smoke coming from the facility. One woman said the explosion knocked her out of her chair. The fire was isolated to one section of the junkyard. Above Westville volunteers, Engine #736 can be seen spraying water on the fire. The matter remains under investigation. Photo credit Tyler Smith Photo credit Tyler... Read more →


CORRECTION GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (MAY 19, 2023)(CNBNews)There was a multiple-alarm fire on South Burdsall Avenue early Friday morning. Neighbors nearby said a lithium battery exploded and that started the fire. But the fire is still under investigation and CNBNews hasn’t been able to confirm that information. Those neighbors also said in one of the homes a couple just moved into the house two months ago. According to information released by the Westville Fire Department, the first alarm sounded at 4:55 AM. Companies operated on an exterior fire that extended into two single-family dwellings. The All Hands was struck along with... Read more →

PA Volunteer Fire Companies and ETM Services in Danger

Pennsylvania EMS 'can no longer BBQ their way to a new fire truck' By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square May 5, 2023 (The Center Square) – Long-simmering problems in Pennsylvania’s emergency medical image courtesy of services system have created stress points for ambulance services and fire departments big and small. The House Democratic Policy Committee held a panel on Friday to hear from first responders on where their legislative priorities should be to address the growing crisis. Creating stable funding sources and recruiting more workers and volunteers were paramount. “We are several decades into this crisis. The COVID-19... Read more →

JOHN BOKER age 58, of Audubon/Brooklawn, Volunteer Fireman, KofC Council 1994

When you believe in the good, give and care, in return, you will be happy, loved, and fulfilled. This is what the good does. They keep trying and never give up. John W. Boker was at his essence all that is good CNBNews graphic files and right. His boyish, affable charisma always reminded you to “stay outta trouble” and reached so many. Life isn't about having amazing experiences. It's about making everyday experiences look amazing. You see, what we do for ourselves dies with us. But what we do for others is and remains immortal. John was humble but committed... Read more →

Young Boy Dies in Maple Shade Apartment Fire

Two-alarm fire under investigation video courtesy of (MAPLE SHADE NJ)(May 8, 2023)(CNBNews)--Authorities today released the following statement about the two-alarm fire Burlington County Communications dispatched Fire and Police for an apartment fire on the unit block of Adams Drive in the Fox Meadow Apartment Complex at 10:26 PM. Upon arrival, police units found heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of the apartments. Police began evacuating residents of Adams Drive. The Maple Shade Fire Department and numerous fire departments from local jurisdictions arrived on location. The fire was announced to be under control at 11:42 PM. As a... Read more →

Fire Chief's Simple Assault Case Delayed; Frankowski Charged with Crime Before

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ ((CNBNEWS)--Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Chief Matthew Frankowski was issued a summons on April 13 for simple assault, NJ statute 2C:12-1A, “purposely/knowingly cause bodily harm to another person.” He appeared in the Borough Court today, April 26. According to the court clerk Fire Chief Frankowski (image courtesy of SJ Observer) the case was postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, May 31 at 1 PM. She said since the defendant is the Borough’s fire chief there is a conflict of interest. "As such the matter will most likely be held in another court." Frankowski... Read more →

Keith Locker, Gloucester City Board of Ed Worker, Fireman, Loved Camping

Surrounded by and in the loving care of his wife and family, Keith passed peacefully at home in Gloucester City on April 20, 2023, at the age of 76. Loving and devoted husband of 52 years to Linda Lee Locker (nee White). Beloved father of Wendy Locker Thompson and Keith R. Locker, Jr. (Jennifer). Cherished grandfather of Justin Locker, Dylan Bartley, and Joseph Bartley. Beloved son of Ethel H. Locker (nee Duffield) and the late Eric M. Locker. Dear brother of Eric M. Locker and brother-in-law of Harry and Lisa Ridgeway and Steven Allegra (John). Also survived by his best... Read more →

Multi -Alarm Fire at Hilltop Court Apts., Tenant Charged

BLACKWOOD NJ--On Sunday, April 23, 2023, at approximately 1330 hours the Gloucester Township Police Department and the Chews Landing Fire Department responded to the Hilltop Court Apartments located at 1302 N. Black Horse Pike in Blackwood for a reported apartment fire. Fire Personnel from Chews Landing Fire Department, Gloucester Twp. Squad 88 , Runnemede Fire Department, Blackwood Fire Company, Blenheim Fire Company, Bellmawr Fire Department, and Somerdale Fire Department quickly gained control of the fire. GTPD and Fire Personnel quickly evacuated the "D building" of Hilltop Court Apartments. As a result all residents were evacuated. Virtua EMS responded to assist... Read more →

Volunteer Fire Chief of Mount Ephraim Charged with Simple Assault

UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (April 18, 2023)--CNBNews received a tip late last night about Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Chief Matthew B. Frankowski being charged with simple assault. We contacted Borough Commissioner George Gies head of the Fire Committee, to confirm the incident. He said it was a personnel matter. Gies said, "As of now, I can't talk about this personnel matter. But I assure you that the Fire department will still be ready to provide the town with the services they expect and are used to." Police Chief Brian Conte didn't respond to our... Read more →

Blackwood Resident Displaced by Multi-Alarm Fire on Wednesday

On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at approximately 5:34 pm, Gloucester Township Police responded to Briar Lane located in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey for a report of a dwelling fire. Arriving officers found smoke and flames coming from the residence. As fire apparatus were arriving, officers ensured that the residence and neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution. BLACKWOOD, NJ (April 5, 2023)--Gloucester Township Fire Departments from Gloucester Twp. Squad 88, Glendora Fire Company (Station 81), Chews Landing Fire Department (Station 82), Blenheim Fire Co. (Station 83), Blackwood Fire Company (Station 84), Erial Gloucester Township Fire District... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story: Pay More for What?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 20, 2023)(CNBNews)--After tonight's City Council Meeting (Monday, March 20, 2023) you will again pay more just for the privilege of living in one of the state's poorest, yet highest-taxed cities. Technically, your taxes won't increase (yet) because these new costs are fees. Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name smells just as sweet. For generation after generation Gloucester City and the State of New Jersey politicians have felt that a tax by any other name spends just the same. Call it a fee, license, surcharge, or make up your... Read more →

Camden County Hero Scholarship Annual Coach Bingo

To reserve tickets: Call Dawn: (856) 768-9656 or email: [email protected] 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 →

"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 some drinks and food with friends. PLEASE remember to mention to your server that you are participating in the “Dine to Donate” fundraiser so the... Read more →

Lois M. Ashe, of Brooklawn, age 82

On February 15, 2023. Age 82. Lifelong resident of Brooklawn, NJ. Predeceased by her parents, Kenneth A. Willson and Marion E. Willson (nee Loveland) and her brother, Douglas Willson. Survived by her children, Jacqueline Ellis Mullins (David), Mark Ellis (Amanda), David Ellis (Mary Kaye), Sharon Ashe Huegel (Patrick) and Michelle Ashe Morris (Ray Horner); her grandchildren, Lauren Ellis, Shannon Turner, David Ellis, Jr., Julia Riffle, Patrick Huegel, Jr., Colin Morris, Gabriella Huegel, Griffin Ellis and Kiomi Ellis; brother, Kenneth Willson and sister, Shirley Fratta. Lois was a lifetime member of the Brooklawn Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and member of Brooklawn... Read more →