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Ike's Hook 'em Early Fishing Event Held at Martins Lake, Gloucester City

BY CNBNews Staff photos provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 8, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Ike's Hook 'em Early fishing event was held at Martins Lake in Gloucester City on Saturday, May 4. Over 50 kids participated in the contest, most of whom lived in Gloucester City. The non-profit foundation distributed a Flambeau Tackle Box and an Ike's Abu Garcia rod and reel to each child. The Ike Foundation's objective is to introduce the sport of fishing to children in both urban and rural areas. Through this, they aim to instill in them a strong love and respect for the outdoors that will last... Read more →

Samaritan Honors Volunteers

Mount Laurel, NJ – As a not-for-profit, community-based organization, Samaritan relies on the support of a volunteer base of almost 400 individuals of all ages and talents. The organization continues to welcome all those interested in volunteering to join its growingvolunteer team in selfless, compassionate service through a wide range of opportunities, including providing companionship to patients, becoming a Friendly Caller, assisting with office work, helping with fundraisers and more. Recently, Samaritan honored its volunteers for notable service hour milestones and continued dedication to its mission at its 2024 Winterfest celebration – an annual event recognizing the hard work, commitment... Read more →

Revolutionising Local News: The Digital Transformation of Community Journalism

The dawn of digital has ushered in a new era for local journalism, transforming the way news is consumed and distributed. This shift towards digital platforms offers unprecedented opportunities for local news outlets to reach a wider audience, making your local stories and events accessible to anyone with internet access. The convenience and immediacy of digital news have changed your expectations of how and when you receive information, allowing for real-time updates and interactive content that brings community stories to life. With this transition, the landscape of local journalism is evolving. Traditional print media are finding innovative ways to adapt,... Read more →

Building an outdoor kitchen is simpler than you think

An outdoor kitchen is a deck- or patio-based grilling area having a few amenities of a simple indoor kitchen, like cooking appliances, a dedicated eating area and storage cabinets. An outdoor kitchen can also have other utilities, such as gas lines and electricity, and the more elaborate ones might include running water and sinks. If you enjoy spending plenty of hours outdoors, then creating an outdoor kitchen is surely the best improvement you can tackle in your house. Having all the food preparation outdoors where you are chatting and entertaining your family and friends proves to be more convenient than... Read more →

More Charges Filed Against Senator Menendez and His Wife

Federal authorities unveiled a third superseding indictment targeting Sen. Bob Menendez that adds obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit the same to the growing list of criminal charges the embattled Democrat faces. In the Tuesday indictment, prosecutors from the Southern District of New York allege the senator and Nadine Menendez, his wife, sought to conceal their alleged bribery scheme by returning some bribe proceeds, characterizing the payments as loans, and causing their attorneys to lie to authorities. The new counts, which name only the couple, charge Sen. Menendez wrote a $23,569 check to his wife so she could return... Read more →

Participants in Gloucester City's Irish Parade, Sunday, March 3 starts at 1PM

The best St Patrick’s Day Parade you might not know about! St. Patrick’s Parade Participants! Those listed as participants in the parade include, (but not limited to): Gloucester High School Color Guard, NJSP on Horseback, Gloucester City Old Timers String Band, Grand Marshall, Roseann Michel with Ancient Order of Hibernians & Legion of Mary, Division 1 Ancient Order of Hibernians, Monsignor Hodge, Fox29’s Bob Kelly, Betsy Ross, The Bank Bar, Peter School of Irish Dance, British Hessian Brigades, Durning String Band, Civil War Reenactors. Anyzek Antique Cars and Trucks, Irish Singer: Timmy Kelly, Cold Springs School, Knights of Columbus... Read more →

The 2024 Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year Awards

The 2024 Cardiac Rehab Persons of 2024 It’s the leading cause of death in the United States - heart disease - with someone having a heart attack every 40 seconds. Statistics show approximately 1 in 5 of these patients will be readmitted to the hospital for a second cardiac event within five years - but this doesn’t have to be the case. Cardiac rehabilitation can’t change the past, but experts say, it can absolutely help to improve a patient’s future. Just ask this year’s Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year Award winners - Chrisanne Belina and Lawrence Freirich. “Like so... Read more →

CONGRATULATIONS! South Jersey Gas First Responders Grant Recipients

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, February 13, 2024 – South Jersey Gas is pleased to announce the recipients of the company’s annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, eight grants totaling nearly $40,000 were awarded to local first responder departments. “At South Jersey Gas, we recognize the vital role first responders play in our communities; providing critical emergency planning and response services for natural disasters and emergencies,” said Brent Schomber, President and COO, South Jersey Gas. “These grants are a token of our appreciation for their tremendous dedication, and we are proud to support the invaluable work they do to keep our... Read more →

Houston Border Crisis : Previously Deported Criminals Have Murdered Police and Teens

Galveston County Sheriff's Office Border Security Response Team deputies apprehend illegal border crossers in Kinney County, Texas. Source: Galveston County Sheriff's Office By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Feb 9, 2024 (The Center Square) (February 9,– Recent murders of Houstonians highlight how the border crisis is impacting the largest city in the state. While criminal aliens have reportedly committed numerous murders, two recent ones highlight a troubling pattern, authorities have told The Center Square. Gov. Greg Abbott warned about the consequences of President Joe Biden’s “open border policies” earlier this week, which he said were having “a devastating... Read more →

Gloucester City Firefighters Welcome Nick Stewart to their Ranks

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 24, 2024)(CNBNews)-The Gloucester City Fire Department (GCFD)members welcomed firefighter Nick Stewart to their ranks today. Stewart is the son of Firefighter Thomas G. Stewart III, who died in the tragic fire that took the lives of three firemen and three children on July 4, 2002. Besides 30-year-old Stewart, two Mount Ephraim volunteer firemen died. They were John D. West, 40, and James E. Sylvester, 30. The three children, all sisters, included a five-year-old and two twins, both three years old. The following message was posted on the GCFD Facebook page. Today is a great day at... Read more →

Congratulations to Allison Washburn of Haddonfield named to Berry College Dean's List

ROME, GA (01/03/2024)-- Allison Washburn of Haddonfield NJ, was named to the Fall 2023 Dean's List at Berry College. The Dean's List honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester. Nationally recognized for academic excellence and as an outstanding educational value, Berry is an independent, coeducational, comprehensive liberal arts college of approximately 2,200 students. For more than a century, the college has offered an exceptional education that balances intellectual exploration, practical learning, and character development. Its 27,000-acre campus is the... Read more →

Gloucester City Family Thankful For Early Christmas Present

Image courtesy of CBSNews Philadelphia GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 26, 2023)(Clearysnotebook)-On Christmas Eve, a local car dealership and a non-profit organization, Wigs and Wishes, teamed up to surprise the Eells family in Gloucester City, NJ. According to CBSNews, Santa led a procession of firetrucks to the family's neighborhood, where they gifted them with a wheelchair-accessible van to help transport their daughter, AnnaMae Eells. The founder of Wigs and Wishes, Martino Cartier, presented the van to the family, saying, "It's yours, AnnaMae. Merry Christmas!" The family was overwhelmed with gratitude and joy at this unexpected and generous gift. AnnaMae was born... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Virtua Health Distributing 1200 Turkeys Plus Produce

In preparation for Thanksgiving, Virtua Health will give away frozen turkeys and fresh produce to local families – 350 in Burlington County and 350 in Camden County – who otherwise might not be able to afford them. Plus, for the first time, Virtua will distribute 500 turkeys and accompanying produce in Atlantic City. The not-for-profit health system will hold a drive-thru giveaway at Virtua Willingboro Hospital, and a walk-up event at the Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Camden. Virtua senior leaders and other staff will work as volunteers at all three events. Each person or family will receive a... Read more →

Contract Agreement Between SEPTA Board and TWU Local 234 Reached

PHILADELPHIA (November 16, 2023) – The SEPTA Board today approved the new contracts between SEPTA and TWU Local 234, covering employees in the City, Suburban, and Frontier Transit Divisions. Union members voted last week to ratify the one-year agreement, which includes a signing bonus, salary increases and maintains health and pension benefits. It also includes changes to the wage progression rate that will allow SEPTA to offer higher starting salaries, which will bolster efforts toattract and retain new employees. These contract agreements were reached following around-the-clock negotiations last month, and there were no service disruptions to customers. “I want to... Read more →

CSGO Gambling in “The Big Peach”

You might be like many and have already found a deep calling to play esports, and you might have discovered your passion for CS: GO gambling. If you are new to this world, here comes a brief introduction. So, what exactly is CS: GO gambling? CS: GO stands for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a multiplayer first-person shooter tactical video game, developed in 2012 by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. CSGO gambling is a type of gambling that uses CS: GO skins for betting and wagering on the games so that you can win special in-game items. A great place to go... Read more →

Betsy Ross Way Unveiled at Proprietors Park, Inclement Weather Cancels Tuesday's Concert

GLOUCESTER CITY,NJ (July 26, 2023)(CNBNews)--The entrance to Proprietors Park, located on the banks of the Delaware River, has been named Betsy Ross Way. Ross, who made the first American Flag, married John Grisome at Huggs Tavern in Gloucester City, NJ. Elizabeth Griscom Ross (née Griscom; January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836), also known by her second and third married names, Ashburn and Claypoole, was an American upholsterer who was credited by her relatives in 1870 with making the first official U.S. flag. Source Wikipedia Unfortunately, the concert scheduled for Tuesday, July 25 at Proprietors Park had to be... Read more →

Over 4,000 NJ Residents Wait For Organ Donation

KENILWORTH, NJ (June - 2022) - Meyer & Depew President Bobby Ring, a kidney donor, launched the company’s Installation Donation program last year to support organ and tissue donation. Meyer & Depew Company, a community-based HVAC company serving Central and Northern New Jersey since 1953, has presented the Sharing Network Foundation with a check for $29,400. The Foundation supports the work of the NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit committed to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The check was presented at the NJ Sharing Network headquarters in New Providence, NJ. Meyer & Depew is based in Kenilworth,... Read more →


NJR CLEAN ENERGY VENTURES AND NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER HIGHLIGHT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS WITH NORTH AMERICA’S Short Hills, N.J., June 6, 2023 – From air conditioning to vacuum cleaners, New Jersey has long been known for its innovations, and now it is home to the largest floating solar array in North America. Consisting of 16,510 solar panels, the 8.9-megawatt (MW) solar array covers 17 acres of the Canoe Brook reservoir in Short Hills, New Jersey. The clean power generated is enough to power 1,400 homes annually and will provide approximately 95% of the power needs for New Jersey American Water’s Canoe... Read more →

Egg Harbor City Water and Sewer Systems Acquired by NJ American Water

New Jersey American Water Completes Acquisition of Egg Harbor City Water and Sewer Systems Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti signs an agreement to sell its water and wastewater system to New Jersey American Water. From left: Mark McDonough, president of New Jersey American Water, and Lisa Jiampetti, Mayor of Egg Harbor City The first Acquisition in the State Completed via the Water Infrastructure Protection Act Adds more than 3,000 New Customer Connections for Company and Provides Rate Protection for Residents CAMDEN, N.J. (JUNE 1, 2023) – New Jersey American Water announced today it has completed its acquisition of the... Read more →

Virtua Health's Mobile Health & Cancer Screening Vehicle Launches on April 19

The $1 million, customized van will enable six times as many screenings, including free mammograms and other services in underserved communities (MARLTON, N.J., April 17, 2023)….When Linda Curlis was unemployed and without health insurance, the Audubon Park resident couldn’t afford the cost of a mammogram. But when Curlis learned she could get a free mammogram through Virtua Health, the then 59-year-old got the test. As a result, her breast cancer was caught early. She was successfully treated in 2021 and remains cancer-free. (Read more of Curlis’s moving story below.) Now, Virtua—South Jersey’s largest health care system—is introducing a Mobile Health... Read more →

Gloucester County Commissioners Keep Promise; Okay FY Balanced Budget

Balanced Budget Keeps Spending Flat as Part of Three-Year Commitment At its March 15, 2023 meeting, the Gloucester County Board of County Commissioners approved the County government’s budget for Fiscal Year 2023. This balanced budget, first introduced at the Board’s meeting on February 11, maintains spending at levels identical to Fiscal Year 2022 with an anticipated county tax rate cut. Commissioner Director Frank J. DiMarco noted, “As a Board, we are proud to adopt this budget, which keeps spending flat. In August of last year, we tasked the County’s Administration - by resolution - to keep spending flat for three... Read more →

Camp Invention Coming to Gov Charles Stratton School

Woolwich Township, N.J. (March 23, 2023) - Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program, is coming to Gov Charles Stratton School the week of July 10 -July 13, 2023. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in grades K-6 to tap into their natural curiosity and use their creativity to solve problems. Through hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness; and encourages entrepreneurship - all in a fun and engaging environment.... Read more →

Good News for the Alice Costello School and the Community of Brooklawn

UPDATED AND CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BROOKLAWN, NJ (March 24, 2023)(CNBNews)--The latest good news for God's Little Acre, also known as the Borough of Brooklawn, is the five elementary students at the Alice Costello School who represented the district in the STEAM Tank program. The boys in fourth grade are between the ages of 9 and 10. They represent the Brooklawn School District in the State's STEAM Tank program under the team name "Door to Your Heart." Their popularity has even spurred the interest of one of the Philadelphia News stations, CBS 3. A reporter from the... Read more →

Amerigroup Launches Annual Read Across New Jersey Initiative 

In an effort to encourage reading and literacy, Amerigroup New Jersey recently launched its annual Read Across New Jersey (RANJ) initiative. The initiative includes book distributions, in-school events, and a video library that features celebrities, authors, local New Jersey politicians, and prominent community leaders. . Experts estimate that more than one-fifth of all New Jersey residents can't read. "Literacy is the single most meaningful factor in lifting people out of poverty, encouraging social development, and helping promote good physical and emotional health. That's why Amerigroup is working with various communities to improve literacy rates and increase reading engagement," said Anya... Read more →

CNB Business News:

Inspira Health - Woodbury Tops off New Building

Inspira Health employees, along with state, county, and municipal officials, signed the final steel beam at the Topping Off Ceremony on Inspira Health’s Woodbury campus. images courtesy of Inspira Health by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Reporter WOODBURY, NJ (CNBNews)(March 10, 2023)--This week Inspira Health announced the last steel beam has been installed in their new $71 million building in Woodbury (formerly Underwood Hospital.) The current hospital building will be remodeled to provide medical offices and a family medical center. Inspira's Warren Moore, executive vice president stated that for five years the health enterprise has been working with Woodbury City and... Read more →

CNB GOOD NEWS: Samaritan Honors Employee Yvonne Rietschy of Browns Mills with Judy Taylor Award

Honoree Yvonne Rietschy (center) with retired Samaritan Certified Home Aide Judy Taylor and Phillip W. Heath, president, and CEO of Samaritan, at the Samaritan Center of Voorhees. Mount Laurel, NJ – Samaritan honored Browns Mills resident Yvonne Rietschy, certified home health aide, with the Judy Taylor Award for Certified Home Health Aide Service Excellence at this year’s Winterfest celebration – an annual event recognizing employees and volunteers for their service milestones and their continued dedication to Samaritan’s mission of service. “Samaritan’s strength is in the dedication of our health care team members, and no one demonstrates this more than Yvonne,”... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Spirit of Children Raises $120,000 for Local Pediatric Patients    

February 16, 2023 -- Spirit of Children presented Virtua Health with a donation of $120,477 in support of the health system’s child life department. The funds come from donations made by shoppers at regional Spirit Halloween stores and on, as well as from generous business partners. Virtua Health’s child life specialists provide coping techniques, procedural support, play and therapeutic activities, and more for pediatric patients receiving hospital care. They help to create a safe, supportive environment for children as they manage the stress of a hospital experience. “The donation that Spirit of Children provides each year has a tremendous... Read more →

GHS Basketball Players Enjoy Helping the Next Generation of Lions

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 12, 2023)--Gloucester High’s varsity basketball players have volunteered all season to referee Carmen Palmeiro League games. It’s always great to see kids mature and want to give back. Gloucester High played a tough Saturday morning game yesterday against Group 3 Cherry Hill West (a 60-47 hard-fought Lions victory), but an hour later, the boys were all at the CPL. ~Joe Gorman source Gloucester History in Photos Read more →

Kiwanis Club of the Haddons Sponsor MLK Day of Service

HADDONFIELD: Improving the lives of children in our community is the focus of several community service projects on Martin Luther King Day, January 16. The Kiwanis Club of the Haddons for participation by local residents has developed low-contact and no-contact community service projects. Several drop-off boxes will be available at different locations in Camden County to accept donations. Project participants are asked to record their service at the club Facebook site, @HaddonsKiwanis Food insecurity: Please donate non-perishable foods. Donations will be distributed directly to local pantries in Audubon, Bellmawr, Barrington, Haddonfield, Collingswood and Cherry Hill. Pajamas: Please donate new pajamas,... Read more →

Cape May Coast Guard Recruits To Spend Christmas With South Jersey Families

CAPE MAY, N.J. — U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place approximately 250 Coast Guard recruits with South Jersey families for Christmas as part of Operation Fireside, resuming the in-home part of the program after the suspension the last two years due to COVID. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. During the rigorous basic training program, it allows recruits to celebrate the holiday with a host family while separated from their loved ones. Since the program started over four decades ago, Operation Fireside has... Read more →

Tree For Every Delawarean Awards $60,000 in Grants

Five projects will receive a combined $60,000 in grant funding for tree plantings as part of Delaware’s Tree For Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI), announced by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and initiative partners today. TEDI works with Delaware conservation partners, including DNREC and the Department of Agriculture’s Delaware Forest Service, to enhance and support tree planting projects throughout the state, to plant 1 million trees by 2030. Over 72,000 trees have been planted with funds allocated through TEDI. Combined with funding from other sources, a total of 120,000 trees have been planted since January 2020. The latest... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering:

Great GHS Idea; Gcity Thai Boxing; O'Hara's Penthouse; Meat/Fish Prices; School Lawsuit Settled; Olive & Mabel

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews THE GHS SENIOR PARKING SPOT...What a great idea.-- On a recent walk, we noticed some of the parking spots at Gloucester High School (GHS) were painted with different designs. Wanting to know more, we contacted School Superintendent Sean Gorman. "The new Senior parking spot tradition that we started has been wonderful. Seniors are assigned a parking spot in our lot. They worked with our Senior Class Advisor and Art Department Chair to personalize their design for their spot and completed the work themselves. Current Board of Education member Jackie Borger mentioned that she had... Read more →

Veterans and First Responders to be Honored in Voorhees

Fallen Comrade Ceremony Provides Hope and Healing for Soul Injury Voorhees, NJ – To honor those who have served, survived and now carry the burden of the losses they have sustained, Samaritan partnered with Voorhees Township and Opus Peace to host a special Fallen Comrade Ceremony at Voorhees Town Center. The ceremony was based on the welcome home rituals for Native American warriors. It served as a special moment to restore hope for healing the “soul injury” that veterans and first responders who have endured dangerous-duty assignments can carry with them throughout their lives. “This uniquely inspiring ceremony honors those... Read more →


One Big Happy Life has 217,000 YouTube subscribers and millions of views. After graduating from Yale Law, Founder Scarlett Cochran worked as a banking and consumer finance attorney for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has also served her country with the Marine Corps. Cochran built her dream life after starting off as a single teen mom living below the poverty line. She wished there had been a guide to help her through her hard times; to pay it forward, she wrote IT’S NOT ABOUT THE... Read more →

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District announces the return of Artists at Work

Philadelphia, PA - Northern Liberties Business Improvement District announces the return of Artists at Work on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The neighborhood comes alive this fall with a special art crawl that will feature live music, plus crafters and artists live-creating in pop-up spaces and shops around Northern Liberties. This episode of Artists at Work is the largest to date for the program with 19 locations. Attendees will be able to stop and talk with painters, sculptors, knitters, collagers and more to learn about their process and inspiration. New for edition, look for collaborations with Cosa... Read more →

GCHS Announces the Catherine M. Flynn Scholars Program

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Gloucester Catholic is pleased to announce the Catherine M. Flynn Scholarship, which helps to fund the education of a Gloucester Catholic student throughout her high school career (see below). The Catherine M. Flynn Scholarship was funded recently by Thomas F. Flynn III, Class of 1965, on behalf of his grandmother, Catherine M. Flynn. Mrs. Flynn (see photo below) was a highly recognized civic and politically active leader in Gloucester City prior to her passing in 1986 at 92. She was recognized for leaving an impressive record of community service and long hours spent throughout her lifetime for... Read more →

*Montreal Beach Resort's Doggie Day Pool Pawty Returns on Sunday, October 30,

DOGS-ONLY POOL PAWTY TO RAISE MONEY FOR ANIMAL OUTREACH OF CAPE MAY COUNTY Cape May, NJ - Montreal Beach Resort (1025 Beach Avenue) is going to the dogs - literally. A beloved and cherished Cape May tradition is back after a pandemic break. Montreal Beach Resort's Doggie Day Pool Pawty returns on Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 12:00pm Noon to 4:00pm. Years ago, after uneventfully closing their pool each season, the owners decided that it would be fun for one day a year to let the pups jump in for a dip. Over the years this fun way to close... Read more →

Coming to Gloucester City, NJ: " The Wave", A New Public Landmark in Proprietors Park

CNBNewsnet file photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 3, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--After several years of development, "The Wave" will be rising in Proprietors Park. The unveiling will occur on October 8, 2022, at 4 pm at Proprietors Park, Gloucester City, NJ, during our Pack the Park Fall Festival celebration. The installation, dedicated to former Mayor Bill James and created in partnership with the Hearth Community Fund, was designed by NY based artist Winter Willoughby-Spera as part of a winning plan to beautify and redevelop Gloucester City's historic harbor front. "The Wave" showcases hundreds of fish sculptures painted by residents of all ages in... Read more →

Disney100: Coming to the Franklin Institute (video)

PHILADELPHIA PA--Disney100: The Exhibition to Immerse Guests Worldwide in the Magic of Disney The Exhibition, which celebrates Disney 100 Years of Wonder, launches a World Tour at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute on February 18, 2023, with the next stops announced, including Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO, and Munich, Germany Philadelphia, PAToday at D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event in Anaheim, CA, exciting new details and stops were announced for the upcoming world premiere of Disney100: The Exhibition. Created for the 100-year celebration of The Walt Disney Company, the exhibition will immerse guests in the beloved stories that have been dazzling... Read more →

GOOD NEWS! Sharing Her Gifts!

Black Entrepreneur & Real Estate Investor Launches AI-Rooted, Hi-Tech Path to Financial Independence Offers a Year of Free Mentorship to 10 Single Moms Ready to Build Generational Wealth Applicants Simply Post an Instagram Video with their Kids to Enter Nicole Purvy, entrepreneur and founder of Philly Real Estate Week, Inc. (PREW) and the Better Than Success (BTS) Real Estate League, is launching an innovative AI-rooted, a hi-tech program for aspiring real estate investors. She’s gifting this new program and mentorship opportunities to 10 single moms in the Philadelphia area to help them build their own businesses and a path to... Read more →

City of Gloucester City Offering Community Development Block Grants to Small Business Owners

Gloucester City— September 13, 2022 —Mayor Dayl Baile and the Council of Gloucester City open applications for Community Development Block Grants to businesses in Gloucester City. “The City administration has been persistent and diligent in pursuing these funds, totaling $370,684, which were awarded through Camden County Community Development,” stated Lori Ryan, Director of Community Development. Mayor and Council have appropriated $250,000 of its federal Community Development Block Grant CARES Funds (CDBG-CV1) for the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program. This program is being established to provide working capital funds to the community’s small businesses that have been severely impacted by the... Read more →

American Welding Society Expands Its Commitment to Welding Education

Miami, FL, September 7, 2022: The American Welding Society has empowered the welding community through educational programs for over 100 years. To stay at the forefront of welding education and serve different industry sectors, AWS continues its commitment to education by frequently adding new courses and offering members and nonmembers the tools needed to face new challenges and emerging technologies. “Welding is a dynamic industry with endless learning opportunities, no matter where someone is in their career,” said Gary W. Konarska II, Executive Director & CEO. “Through AWS Education, we offer welding education for the entire career arc. You can... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Newark Symphony Hall Receives $2.75M to Support Capital Improvement AND New Programming  

Prudential Financial and Mellon Foundation gifted $2M and $750,000 to the historic performing arts venue. NEWARK, N.J. (Aug. 30, 2022)- Continuing an upward trajectory for the 1920s-era performing arts center as it approaches a century of existence, Newark Symphony Hall (NSH) announced it had received a combined $2.75 million from Prudential Financial and the Mellon Foundation. Prudential contributed $2 million to NSH as part of the performing arts center's 100th-anniversary capital improvement campaign, and the Mellon Foundation gifted $750,000 to develop the venue's programming department. "Newark Symphony Hall is a community pillar and long-time partner," said Nicole Butler, vice president... Read more →

Philly Happenings: Omakase by Yanaga in Fishtown Grand Opening

OmakasebyYanaga-Photo by Eddy Marenco PHILLY SUSHI WHISPERER KEVIN YANAGA AND GLU HOSPITALITY GRAND OPENING OMAKASE BY YANAGA IN FISHTOWN WITH 25 COURSE TASTING MENU Philadelphia, PA - Philly's Sushi Whisperer Kevin Yanaga and Glu Hospitality announce the grand opening of Omakase by Yanaga in Fishtown at 1832 Frankford Avenue. Omakase is a Japanese cuisine-style “menu” that is completely left in the hands of the Chef. Chef Yanaga will be preparing his Kaiseki style Omakase, in the intimate and exclusive eight-seat dining area attached to the already existing Izakaya by Yanaga restaurant. Through the discrete double doors to the back of... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Philadelphia Independence Seaport Museum Granted Reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

Philadelphia, PA, July 19, 2022 – Independence Seaport Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded to the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. “Accredited museums are a community of institutions that have chosen to hold themselves publicly accountable to excellence,” says Laura L. Lott, Alliance President and CEO. “Accreditation is clearly a significant achievement of which both the institutions and the communities they serve can be extremely proud.” Accreditation is a very rigorous but highly rewarding process that... Read more →

Wait List for State Rental Assistance Opens Monday

TRENTON, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Low-income residents can get vouchers for safe and sanitary housing through the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP). The SRAP waiting list opens on Monday, July 11th for pre-applications. Pre-applications enter a lottery for the statewide SRAP program in the Elderly, Family, Disabled, and Homeless categories. Elderly applicants must serve as head of household and be 62 years of age or older. For the Family category, the head of household must be 18 years of age (or an emancipated minor). To qualify in the Disabled category, the head of household or spouse must be permanently disabled. Applicants in the... Read more →

$200,000 NJDCA Capital Grant will Help Gloucester Township Fix Blackwood Bank Building

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ– Gloucester Township Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) district has been awarded $200,000 Community Capital Needs NPP Grant from the NJ Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA). The grant will be used to acquire and help fund reconstruction of the former bank building on the corner of Black Horse Pike and Church Street ( 3 S Black Horse Pike) in Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. Approximately $550,000 in additional funding from various federal, state, and local sources will go toward this project in keeping with goal of leveraging Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) funding to expand the resources and impact on... Read more →

New Playground Coming to Proprietor's Park

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JUNE 27, 2022)--The City of Gloucester City has been awarded $247,000 Community Capital Needs Grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA )and the Neighborhood Preservation Program for an inclusive Playground at Proprietor's Park. This grant will provide for the construction of a playground which will be available to all children with different levels of ability. With the additional assistance of funds from the Camden County Commissioners' Open Space Recreation Grant, the park will be accessible for any types of assistive devices for children to enjoy. For more information, contact Lori Ryan, Director of Community... Read more →

Virtua Health Presents Humanitarian Award to Senator Troy Singleton

The Health system also awards television’s Stephen A. Smith for vaccine advocacy (Marlton, N.J.)…Virtua Health recently presented Senator Troy Singleton with the Humanitarian Award at its black-tie gala held at the Borgata Hotel, Casino, and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. The celebration of the not-for-profit health system’s philanthropic partners also included the presentation of the first-of-its-kind Voice for Good Award to ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith. Representing New Jersey’s 7th Legislative District, Senator Singleton has been a champion of many important health care issues, including improving access to healthy and affordable food for those in need, reducing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy,... Read more →

CNB TRAVEL NEWS: All work and no play is boring...

A Complete Guide to Events & Festivals in Greater Philadelphia This Summer Head to Philly for a summer full of street fests, concerts, games and more. READ MORE JUNE HIGHLIGHTS 31 Great Things to Do on the Delaware River Waterfront Right Now SIPPING, STROLLING, LOUNGING, KAYAKING AND MORE READ MORE Where to Celebrate Juneteenth This Year HISTORICAL REENACTMENTS, AFRICAN-INSPIRED PROGRAMMING AND LIVE PERFORMANCES READ MORE SPONSORED Beach Days at Peddler’s Village SAND SCULPTURES AND BLOCK PARTIES TAKE OVER IN JUNE READ MORE 26 Things to Do in Philadelphia & the Countryside This Week & Weekend INCLUDING THE RETURN OF THE... Read more →