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

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

Rowan has Earned an At-Large-Bid

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan has earned an at-large bid to the 2024 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship and will participate in the NCAA Granville (OH) Regional hosted by Denison University, with Millikin and Hanover rounding out the field in the four-team regional. The Profs (27-13) will open play in the double-elimination tournament against Millikin (29-14) on Friday, May 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Big Red Field. Number-two ranked and top-seeded Denison (39-6) will face Hanover (30-15) at 11 a.m. with the tournament continuing on Saturday and Sunday. The regional champion will advance to the NCAA Super Regionals on May 24-25.... Read more →

Jefferson Health Employee Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

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

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

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

Murder-Suicide at Academy Arms Apts, Clayton

CLAYTON, NJ (May 9, 2024)--On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at approximately 7:00 pm, the Clayton Police Department was dispatched to the Academy Arms Apartment Complex, 357 N. Broad Street, Clayton, New Jersey, regarding reports of a shooting. Responding officers discovered the bodies of Nina D. Sinclair-Green, 43, and Anthony J. Williams, 45, deceased, inside an apartment leased by Williams. Sinclair-Green and Williams had been residing there together. An investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Crime Scene Units, in close partnership with the Clayton Police Department, determined that Williams shot and killed Sinclair-Green inside the apartment as... Read more →

Single Lane Route 55 in Gloucester County for Payment Preservation Work

Route 55 lane closures tonight and tomorrow night as pavement preservation project advances in Gloucester County At least one lane will be maintained overnight. (Trenton) – Route 55 is scheduled to have single lane closures tonight and tomorrow night for paving work from Elk Township to Deptford, Gloucester County. Tonight, Wednesday, May 8 Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 8 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, the left lane on Route 55 northbound will be closed between mile posts 48.2 in Elk Township and 56 in Deptford. The lane closure is necessary for paving. At least one lane... Read more →

Rampo Rallied with Five Runs to Defeat Rowan

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (MAY 5, 2024)– Ramapo rallied with five runs in the seventh inning to defeat #21 Rowan, 9-7, and capture the 2024 NJAC Baseball Championship today at the Rutgers-Camden Athletic Complex. The Profs (27-13) will now await a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals, with the bracket being announced on Monday, May 11. Image courtesy of Fifth-seeded Rowan had avoided elimination, winning two of three games played in the rain, to advance through the bracket to reach today’s championship round. But the Profs would suffer their second loss on the weekend to the third-seeded Roadrunners. Pat... Read more →


Woodbury, New Jersey- THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY CHIEFS ASSOCIATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE AND THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY EMERGENCY RESPONSE DEPARTMENT are launching the first Gloucester County Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program in Gloucester County. The Special Needs Registry will provide the residents of Gloucester County the ability to register family members with special needs both adults and children. Enrollment is voluntary and done by the family members. The information will be accessible to first responders only and will provide them with information that can assist in developing and improving their response to individuals with special... Read more →

Gilbert Jerry Sweet, of West Deptford

Of West Deptford, NJ. On May 1, 2024 at the age of 76. Born in Mount Holly, NJ, he was the son of the late, Horace and Mary L. (Wells) Sweet. Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Deborah “Debbie (Ireland) Sweet, loving sons, Gerald “Jerry” Sweet (Jennifer), James Defilippis (Jena); cherished grandchildren, Jordan, Madison, Cameron, Dakota, Nicki, Cierra; great grandson, John “JT’; brother, Sam Gager and sister, Barbara Jane Gager-Maybury. Jerry was also predeceased by his son, Michael DeFilippis. Jerry worked for many years as a fuel tanker truck driver with Smith Transportation in Bridgeport, NJ as well as... Read more →

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

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

Jefferson Cherry Hill Nurse Manager Presents at NJ Nursing Leaders Conference

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

Rowan Lacrosse Players Honored by NJAC

PITMAN, NJ – Rowan junior Molly Green was named the 2024 NJAC Women's Lacrosse Midfielder of the Year for the second time while Elaina Corson, Katie Montenero, Sophia Schiavo and Hannah Lombardo were each selected to the All-Conference Team as voted on by the league’s coaches. Green, who earns her third consecutive selection to the All-Conference First Team, is joined on the first team by Corson, Montenero and Schiavo, with Lombardo receiving Honorable Mention. Green (Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Regional) ranks second on the team in scoring with 65 points (52 goals and 13 assists) but is the Profs’ defensive leader... Read more →

Rowan Defeats Stockton 13-8 Play TCNJ in NJAC Lacrosse Semifinals Saturday

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan scored five goals in the third quarter to break open the game as the Profs defeated Stockton, 13-8, in the Semifinals of the 2024 NJAC Women's Lacrosse Championship. Rowan advances to the NJAC title game for the third year in a row, and will play at top-seeded TCNJ on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. The NJAC champion will earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. Elaina Corson scored five goals on the day with Calista Burke adding three goals and a career-high four assists. Molly Green and Fiona Lockhart had two goals each... Read more →

Route 42 southbound overnight lane closures this week in GLOUCESTER COUNTY

At least one lane of traffic will be maintained (Trenton) – Route 42 is scheduled to have lane closures beginning tonight and continuing over the next several weeks between Black Horse Pike/Route 168/Atlantic City Expressway in Washington and Route 55 in Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 29 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, and continuing Monday through Thursday nights at the same times over the next several weeks, the left and center lanes on Route 42 southbound will be closed between Black Horse Pike/Route 168/Atlantic City Expressway in Washington and Route 55 in Deptford.... Read more →

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

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

Corson Scores Five Goals, including 100th of Her Career; Rowan Secures Spot in NJAC

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Elaina Corson scored five goals, including the 100th of her career, and Calista Burke added four, to lead Rowan to a 14-12 lead over Montclair State in the NJAC women's lacrosse regular-season finale. With the win, Rowan (7-10; 3-1 NJAC) secures the second seed in the 2024 NJAC Championship and will host Stockton in a semifinal game on Wednesday, May 1 at 4 p.m. Corson, a sophomore, reaches the 100-goal mark in just her 34th career game. Trish Gillen added two goals and a team-best four assists, with Molly Green contributing two goals and one assist and... Read more →

Rowan Sweeps New Jersey City, Earns 5th Seed in Upcoming NJAC; Cannon Breaks Record

GLASSBORO, NJ – Senior Tyler Cannon (Clayton, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) set the school record for doubles in a career and Jason Morgan had two doubles and two triples on the day as #19 Rowan swept New Jersey City by scores of 19-3 and 18-2, to close out the regular season on "Senior Day". The Profs (24-11; 8-10 NJAC) earn the fifth seed in this week's NJAC Championship and will travel to second-seeded Kean on Tuesday, for a first-round game. Cannon hit two doubles in the second game, which gave him 57, breaking the Rowan career record of 56, which was set... Read more →

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

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

CNBNews Traffic Alert: Route 42 southbound lane closures tonight

(Trenton) – Route 42 southbound is scheduled to have lane closures tonight as a project to repair the deck on the Route 42 Bridge over Blackwood Railroad Trail advances in Gloucester Township, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 26 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, two lanes are scheduled to be closed on Route 42 southbound before the Blackhorse Pike, between mile post 10.41 and mile post 10.06, to install construction barrier and implement a traffic shift. At least one lane maintained overnight. Temporary stoppages may be required to move equipment. Exit 10A will remain open... Read more →

Rowan Defeats York 6-5 in Non-Conference Baseball Today

GLASSBORO, NJ – Chris Serrano and Karson Harcourt had key hits and Dylan Maria drove in the winning run as #20 Rowan defeated York (Pa.), 6-5, in non-conference baseball action today, with the Profs improving to 17-9 on the year. Phil Sedalis went 3-for-5 with two runs scored with Jason Morgan and Nick Struble chipping in two hits each. Serrano drove in two runs as did Maria, with the Profs totaling four doubles in the game. Freshman Nick Cugino (1-0) earned his first victory as a Prof in 2.1 innings of work with Sean Colbert picking up his team-best third... Read more →

Rowan's Head Football Coach Stepping Down

Jay Accorsi Announces Retirement as Rowan Head Football Coach After 22 Seasons of Leading the Profs GLASSBORO, NJ (April 12, 2024)--– Jay Accorsi, the Rowan University football program’s all-time leader in victories, has announced his retirement as head football coach after 22 seasons at the helm. The longest-tenured head coach in the program’s history, Accorsi leaves after a total of 30 years of service to the University. Accorsi’s head coaching record in 22 years stands at 143-78 with seven shared or outright NJAC titles and seven appearances in the NCAA Division III Championships. The Profs made four straight NCAA Playoff... Read more →

Route 55 Guard Rail Repairs in Gloucester County

Traffic will be shifted to the right in both directions for several weeks (Trenton) – Route 55 lane closures are scheduled in both directions tonight as a guiderail replacement project advances in Mantua, Washington, and Deptford townships in Gloucester County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 10, until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 11, the left lanes on Route 55 in both directions are scheduled to be closed between mile post 54 in Mantua and mile post 56 in Deptford to install construction barrier and implement a traffic shift. By Tuesday morning, two lanes will be open with traffic... Read more →

Jefferson Stratford Hospital Nurse Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Lori Harris, RN, CAPA, an Emergency Department nurse at Jefferson Stratford Hospital, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A resident of Glassboro, NJ, Harris saw a community member in need in the hospital lobby and stopped to talk to him. Lori, who was returning to the building with her food truck Hospital Week celebratory meal, then offered her meal to this resident. Harris says she believes in doing good and that her reward was his thanks and appreciation. She consistently shows professionalism and a positive attitude toward her co-workers and patients. Part of an international program,... Read more →

Jefferson Health Employees Receive BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Two Jefferson Health Patient Care Technicians in New Jersey were recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers — Lisa Hawkins, of Clementon, NJ, and Rosa Lopez, of Philadelphia. Hawkins, a Jefferson Stratford Hospital 2-East Unit tech, received a patient compliment for being an helpful, friendly person who responds quickly to call bells with a smile. Lopez, who works in the Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital ICU, is described by her co-workers as a caring and personable tech who goes above and beyond with patients. She is also an immense help to the dietitians by always... Read more →

1000th Robotic Surgical Procedure Milestone Reached at Jefferson Stratford Hospital

It was a day for celebration as the 1000th Robotic Surgery using the da Vinci Xi surgical system took place at Jefferson Stratford Hospital. Robotic surgeries at the hospital began in January 2022. Surgeon Adeshola Fakulujo, MD, performed the 1,000th robotic procedure on March 27. Dr. Fakulujo (seated, front row, right) is shown with members of the Jefferson Stratford Hospital surgical services team. The surgical robot at Jefferson Stratford Hospital is used for bariatric (weight loss) surgery, along with gynecologic, urologic, and general surgery procedures. Jefferson Health in New Jersey also offers robotic procedures with the da Vinci Xi system... Read more →

CNU Over Rowan Lacrosse; Prof's Molly Green Scores 5 Goals

GLASSBORO, NJ – Nineteenth-ranked Christopher Newport scored nine goals in the second quarter to break away for a 19-11 win over Rowan in women’s lacrosse action on a blustery day. The loss ruined a five-goal performance from Rowan junior Molly Green. It was a career-high in goals for Green while Rowan (3-8) also got two goals apiece from Elaina Corson and Alexis Lowry, while Fiona Lockhart chipped in with one. The teams played a low-scoring first quarter, 1-1, with Calista Burke netting first goal of the game, before Christopher Newport (10-4) outscored the Profs, 9-5, in the second quarter. CNU’s... Read more →

Jefferson Health Opens Nurse Emeritus Program to Retired Area RNs

A Jefferson Health program that offers retired nurses an opportunity to help new-to-practice nurses hone their skills through in-person mentoring is being expanded to potential hires from outside of the health system. “We’ve had great success with our Nurse Emeritus program, originally offered to Jefferson Health nursing retirees, and we’re ready to take it to the next level,” said New Jersey Program Coordinator Marilyn Goodman, MSN, RN. First established during the pandemic in 2022, more than 12 nurses who had retired within the past three years (a requirement of the program), joined the Nurse Emeritus team at Jefferson in New... Read more →

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle Crossing College Drive

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 23, 204)(CNBNews)--On March 19, 2024 at approximately 19:20 hours, Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to the area of College Drive and Erial Road for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle while crossing the roadway. The pedestrian was transported to Cooper Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and was not injured. College Drive eastbound was closed for approximately two and a half hours. Gloucester Township Police Serious Crash Investigation Team (SCIT) is actively investigating the crash. Gloucester Township Fire District 85, Inspira EMS,... Read more →


UPDATE: BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY PARKING RESTRICTIONS GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 20, 2024)(CNBNews)--On Thursday, March 21st, parking along the east side of King St., from Market St. to Jersey Ave, will be prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Highway Department will post “No Parking” signs along King St. on Tuesday, March 19th. UPDATE--On Thursday, March 21st, there will be no parking along the east side of King St, from Market St. to Jersey Ave. The parking restrictions will be from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Highway Department will post “No Parking” signs along King St. on Tuesday, March... Read more →


(Trenton) – Main Road/CR 555 between Route 40 and Weymouth Road was closed and detoured this morning in both directions as an intersection improvement project begins in Franklin Township, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. today, Monday, March 18, Main Road/CR 555 was closed and detoured in both directions between Route 40 and Weymouth Road. The closure is expected to remain in place for approximately two months and is necessary to install curb and begin intersection reconstruction. Access will be maintained for residents. The following detour will be in place through May 2024: Main Road/CR 555 northbound detour: Traffic on... Read more →


...HOSTED BY VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA DELAWARE VALLEY GLASSBORO, NJ – Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV) hosted the 3rd Annual Human Trafficking Summit: Forging the Path to Effective Legislation on March 13, 2024 in the Rowan University (Glassboro) Business Hall. The event featured a legislative round table focused on critical concepts and conversations facilitated in years one and two. Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz provided the keynote speech, while various legislators and subject matter experts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the State Police, and the FBI participated throughout the event. “We cannot hope to... Read more →

Jefferson Leaders attend NAWBO Gala

Members of Jefferson Health’s New Jersey leadership team were out for a night of networking and knowledge at the recent “Beyond the Glass Ceiling” Gala held by the National Association of Women Business Owners of South Jersey (NAWBO). Jefferson was the Gold Sponsor for the event, held at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees. The gala honored extraordinary individuals and businesses for their contributions to women and women business owners, as well to as the community at large. Jenny Breunig, Vice President of Operations at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, spoke about Jefferson’s continually expanding patient-focused programs and services, as... Read more →

Jefferson Health's 2024 New Jersey Gala: Elevating Healthcare and Celebrating Excellence

Jefferson Health in New Jersey held its major fundraiser of the year at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City in late February. Some 400 guests attended the event, which raised nearly $400,000 to support Jefferson's programs and services. A highlight of the evening was the announced winners of the 2024 Giving Tank, an initiative inspired by the popular "Shark Tank" television show. Through generous donations, the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey awarded $225,000 in grants to employees’ best ideas for elevating patient care or employee well-being. The top $100,000 grant was given for anoscopy equipment and... Read more →

Jefferson East Region Gala Held Giving Tank Winners and Healthcare Heroes Named

Some 400 guests enjoyed a night of dining and dancing – as well as recognition for some special Jefferson team members -- at the recent 2024 Gala held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Nearly $400,000 dollars was raised though the event, held on February 24, to support programs and services in the Jefferson - East Region. The entertainment headliner was DJ Jazzy Jeff. A great time was had by all! Thank you to everyone who supported this important fundraising event for our region. Winners of the 2024 Giving Tank – a “Shark Tank” type contest... Read more →

Rowan's Earns Berth to 2024 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship

GLASSBORO – The Rowan men’s basketball team has earned an at-large berth to the 2024 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship and will face Carnegie Mellon (18-6) in the first round on Friday, March 1, with Catholic University serving as the host. Tip-off is 3:15 p.m. at the DuFour Center. Catholic (23-4) will take on Worcester State (18-9) in Friday’s other game at 5:45 p.m. with the winners meeting on Saturday’s Second Round , which is set for 5:45 p.m. Rowan, 19-7, captured its second straight NJAC regular-season title with a 13-5 conference mark, but was eliminated in the semifinals... Read more →

Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury, Arrested for Three Arson Fires

WOODBURY, NJ (February 25, 2024)--On Sunday, February 11, 2024, during the early morning hours, the Woodbury City Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, as the result of an exhaustive joint investigation, arrested 19-year-old Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury. Lopez-Medina was linked to the following three (3) arson fires within the City of Woodbury: February 1, 2024 - Vehicle Fire - Salem Avenue February 3, 2024 - Shed Fire - Carriage House Apartments, 568 N. Evergreen Avenue February 7, 2024 – Structure Fire - Sketch Player’s Club, 433 Glover Street Lopez-Medina has been charged with the following offenses: (3)... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Announces Inductees for Second Annual Hall of Fame Class...

... Banquet to be Held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 19, 2024)(CNBnews)--Gloucester Catholic High School will host its 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Auletto’s Sunset Ballroom in Almonesson, NJ, the Hall of Fame Executive Committee has announced. The Inductees of this prestigious class include: Arts/Academics/Educators Dr. William Peranteau '93 Dr. David Coghlan (Posthumous) Joe Gorman '72 Elizabeth Reilly, J.D. '69 Athletics Bernadette McGlade '76, Girls Basketball Johnny Gaudreau '11, Ice Hockey Joe Fields '71, Football Trish McNutt-Green '82, Girls Basketball Teams 1971 Football Team (Class of 1972) 2000 Baseball... Read more →

Jefferson Surgery Center Nurse Receives DAISY Award

Blackwood, NJ, resident Barbara Lamaina, BSN, RN, CAPA, CPEN, a Jefferson Health nurse based at its Washington Township Surgery Center, was recently honored with a Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence. “Her kindness, compassion and sincerity is contagious and promotes a positive work environment,” says Regional Chief Nursing Officer Diane Juliano. Barb assisted a fellow RN with the discharge of a patient who was apprehensive about returning home without a nurse to assist with post-op care. Barb, overhearing the conversation, knew her co-worker needed support and volunteered to talk with the patient. After speaking with Barb, the patient felt confident and... Read more →

Gloucester County Providing Opioid Education for Healthcare Professionals

Gloucester County Offers Opioid Education for Healthcare Professionals BRIDGETON – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office have teamed up to provide healthcare professionals with essential training in safe opioid prescribing practices. The Prosecutor’s Office will provide free scholarships for Gloucester County healthcare professionals to earn state-mandated continuing medical education provided by PDFNJ through its webinar, “Do No Harm: Exploring Strategies for Safer Prescribing of Opioids.” The course is tailored to a wide range of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, dentists, and medical students. This educational initiative aligns with New Jersey’s 2017 opioid... Read more →

Westville Borough Fire Company Awarded $15,000 Grant for Firehouse Upgrades

WESTVILLE, NJ., Feb. 8, 2024 — The Westville Borough Fire Company yesterday formally accepted a grant in the amount of $15,000 from Energy Transfer, which aided in the purchase of equipment to enhance the organizations technology at the firehouse. Energy Transfer is one of the largest and most diversified energy logistics companies in the country, with pipeline infrastructure in New Jersey to aide in the storage and transportation of hydrocarbons that make everyday life possible. “With increased costs for equipment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep our firehouse up-to-date and ensure the safety of our members and of the... Read more →

Westville Police Arrest Armed Suspect on Murder Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor ​ WESTVILLE, NJ (FEBRUARY 5, 2024)(CNBNews)--On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at approximately 11:05 P.M., officers from the Westville Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting incident near the 500 block of Broadway in Westville. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who reported that 19-year-old Raul Leadum of Westville forced his way into the residence and brandished a handgun, subsequently discharging the weapon at close range in the direction of the victim. Fortunately, the victim was not hit. Leadum was located and arrested a short time later by Westville Officers. As a... Read more →

Conditions of New Jersey's County Jails Are Not Fit for Humans or Animals

County jail conditions — ‘hazardous even to a dog’ — spur calls for independent oversight CNBNews graphic files by Dana DiFilippo, New Jersey Monitor January 22, 2024 The water at the Mercer County Correction Center runs brown, if it runs at all. Some days, it’s shut off for hours, forcing the people incarcerated there to forego showers, get drinking water from a garden hose, and wait to use the toilets. The jail has no laundry, leaving inmates to wear the same unwashed jumpsuits for months or wash their own clothes in mop buckets. Flies and larvae infest the bathrooms, toilets... Read more →

Juan Perez-Aguila, 69, of Paulsboro Pleads Guilty to Violating Travel Act

NEWARK, N.J. –(February 2, 2024_== A New Jersey man admitted violating the Travel Act using the internet to engage in money laundering, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. CNBNews graphic files Juan Perez-Aguila, 69, of Paulsboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty on Feb. 1, 2024, before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of interstate and foreign travel or transportation in aid of racketeering enterprises. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Perez-Aguila unlawfully accessed and controlled customer accounts of a company offering point-of-sale services... Read more →

Kaleb is the Wright Choice for Fightn' Camels

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 29, 2024)(CNBNews)--Kaleb Wright stands 6'4” and is an outstanding multi-sport athlete at Gloucester City High School in NJ. As a GHS Lion athletic star the expectations are far greater than many would believe, these athletes truly understand the meaning of "you play for the name on the front of the jersey and not the back". Representing a city like Gloucester requires great dedication, while most students enter the school during the first bell in the morning and exit on the last bell of the day, is not the life of this student athlete. A GHS athlete... Read more →

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Who Are the Brightest Celebrities?

Dorothy Philbin CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(January 28, 2024)(CNBNews)--The average IQ for a "normal" person is between 80 and 120. Genius is usually defined as having an IQ of 150 or higher. Where do your favorite stars score? Cortney Cox ...........................122 Vladimir Putin ........................127 Jodie Fister ............................132 Tom Brady .............................135 Arnold Schwarzenegger .........135 Oprah .....................................136 Bill Clinton ............................137 Madonna .............................. 140 Steve Martin ........................... 142 Meryl Streep ............................ 143 Lisa Kudrow.............................. 154 Sharon Stone ..........................154 Cindy Crawford ........................154 Matt Damon ............................160 Ashton Kutcher ........................160 Bill Gates .................................160 Albert Einstein .........................160 Quentino Taratino ....................160 RELATED: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY Columnist/Investigative... Read more →

New Leaders Appointed at Jefferson Health in New Jersey

Jefferson Health, which includes Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital in New Jersey, has announced promotions and appointments of several leaders: Diane Juliano, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, has been named regional Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, Dr. Juliano has overall responsibility for patient care services and nursing operations, with oversight of more than 1,400 RNs and nursing staff. Dr. Juliano joined Jefferson in 2019 as Corporate Director of Nursing for the Stratford Hospital and, in 2021, was promoted to Assistant VP of Clinical Services. Most recently, she had served as Associate Chief... Read more →

Harrison Police Remind Residents About Parking Vehicles When It Snows

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, NJ (January 19, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Harrison Township Police released the following warning about vehicles being left on the roadway when it snows. We would like to remind residents that all vehicles should be removed from all streets and highways whenever snow has fallen and accumulation is such that it covers the street and highways within the Township per Ordinance #214-10. The parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic. Any unoccupied vehicle parked or... Read more →

CNB Traffic Alert: Route 130 Bridge over Big Timber Creek to be Closed on Saturday

in Gloucester and Camden Counties (Trenton) – The Route 130 Bridge over Big Timber Creek is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions Saturday as the bridge replacement project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. From 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 13, Route 130 will be closed and detoured in both directions between River Drive in Westville, Gloucester County and the Brooklawn Circle in Brooklawn, Camden County. The closure is necessary to replace the damaged crash cushion on the Route 130 Bridge over Big Timber Creek. The following detours will be in place: Route 130 northbound... Read more →

Harrison Township Police Alert

Cedar Road is still closed between Jackson Road and Mullica Hill Road due to a tree and power lines across the roadway. Richwood Road is also still closed at Deer Haven Drive for power lines across the roadway. Traffic lights are now functioning at Cedar Road/Breakneck Road, Cedar Road/ North Main Street and North Main Street/Wolfert Station Road. Trees have been removed from the roadway on Harrisonville Road in the area of Stratton Lane, however the northbound lane of Commissioners Road is still partially obstructed due to tree limbs and power lines in the road. For residents who utilize Breakneck... Read more →

Celebrate Your Love Of New Jersey Wines

VALENTINE’S DAY: GARDEN STATE WINERIES HOST WINE & CHOCOLATE TRAIL WEEKENDS Haddonfield, NJ (January 9, 2024) – Garden State Wine Growers Association – a coalition of 60+ New Jersey wineries and vineyards supporting the Garden State’s wine industry through information, resources, and advocacy – will host two weekends of Valentine’s Day-themed events. The New Jersey Wine & Chocolate Trail Weekends celebrate Valentine's Day and will occur on two consecutive weekends: February 9-11 and February 16-18, 2024. During both weekends, participating New Jersey wineries offer wine tastings, artisanal chocolates, live music, and more. “In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, New Jersey’s wineries... Read more →