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NEWARK WORKING KITCHENS DELIVERS MORE THAN 500,000 MEALS TO RESIDENTS IN NEED

SUSTAINING HUNDREDS OF JOBS AND DELIVERING NEEDED FOOD TO NEWARKERS IN 60 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS In six months of operations, NWK has reopened dozens of local businesses and become a model of community investment, supported by investments from the City of Newark, private companies and philanthropists Newark, N.J. – October, 2020 –... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Annoying Lost Time From Preventative Healthcare

By: Joe Ball, CNBNews Contributor I’m not into giving time to medically-related practitioners- -when I’m only a potential patient. Yes, I’m into giving time to medically-related practitioners- -when it benefits them- -as I have done Gloucestercitynews.net files for over 50 years by providing to them ways to gain new patients via... Read more →


EPA to Fund Projects at 2 NJ Universities

EPA Selects over 40 Organizations to Receive $9.3 Million in Pollution Prevention Grants NEW YORK (September 23, 2020) – Today, during Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the selection of 42 organizations across 39 states to receive grant funding totaling $9.3 million, supporting pollution prevention... Read more →


Weatherization Program Helps Delawareans Invest in Their Homes

Program is Free to Delaware Families Who Qualify It’s time for Delawareans to prepare their homes for winter weather. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at no cost to qualified low-income families to reduce energy costs. DNREC encourages Delaware homeowners and renters... Read more →


Special Hours for Senior Citizens at MVC for New/Used Car Purchases

Vehicle Centers Hold 2-4PM Tuesday/Thursday for Customers 65+ TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) announced today that starting Tuesday, September 22, all MVC Vehicle Centers will set aside special hours from 2-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for customers age 65 and over and those who are medically prohibited... Read more →


CNBNEWS JULY & AUGUST 2020 CHEERS & JEERS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor CHEER-Lisa Mollet was very grateful to be back at work as a waitress at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn. Sunday, two regular customers gave her the tip of a lifetime. “They blessed me,” Lisa exclaimed. FoxNews 29 reported a local man, and his wife gave... Read more →


A Transplant Family From Texas Celebrating National Minority Donor Awareness Month

COTA Kid Nevaeh Ennis Heart Transplant Recipient Please Register to be a Life-Saving Organ or Tissue Donor August 3, 2020 -- August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month. This national observance (first a day and then a week) was initiated in 1996 to increase our nation’s consciousness of the need for... Read more →


Atlantic City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces Partnership with Leaders in Training

Atlantic City, N.J. (July 30, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced a commitment of over $35,000 to the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program, a city-wide initiative that provides job opportunities for Atlantic City youth ages 14 to 20. Turning Point’s Leaders in Training Program is in its... Read more →


Trump Announces Historic Action to Lower Drug Prices for Americans

WASHINGTON, DC, (JULY 29, 2020)--President Donald Trump took historic action to deliver lower prescription drug prices to American patients. The President signed four Executive Orders on drug pricing directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take several steps to deliver for American patients lower costs on prescription drugs,... Read more →


Upscale River Pointe Luxury Apartments Now Leasing; Estimated $17.4 Million Spent to Build/Renovate Complex

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 26, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)---Cyzner Properties the owner of the River Pointe Apartment complex, (a.ka.a. Chatham Square, Meadowbrook Mews) 58 Crescent Blvd., and Klemm Avenue, Gloucester City is accepting applications for one or two-bedroom unit. The monthly rental price begins at $1,400. Gloucestercitynews.net files... Read more →


NJ MVC Adds More Customer Transactions to Online

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--TRENTON (July 23, 2020)– The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it is adding more customer transactions online. These include registration renewals for historic vehicles, government vehicles, and vehicles used by blind and disabled veterans. Gloucestercitynews.net files The new customer transactions will add to the types of vehicles eligible for... Read more →


Three Gloucester County High School Graduates Receive Dunkin Scholarships

Allison Martin Abigail Brown Madison Kelly Dunkin’ awards 25 high school seniors and college students with $2,000 in academic scholarships to the institution of their choice Philadelphia, PA. (July 21, 2020) – Three graduating high school seniors from Gloucester County are among the 25 high school and college students to be... Read more →


Philly Chefs Prepare Food for Families Staying at Ronald McDonald House

Written By: Heather Redfern PHILADELPHIA PA(July 14, 2020)--Chefs from several PHL Food & Shops restaurants recently prepared and delivered approximately 80 pre-made meals for families staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House at 40th and Chestnut Streets. The event was part of the Ronald McDonald House’s Guest Chef program. The Philadelphia... Read more →


EPA Recognizes James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA

for Conserving Resources and Promoting Efficiency PHILADELPHIA (June, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized federal facilities today including the James E. Van Zandt Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, for practical cost-effective measures to conserve money and resources as part of the Federal Green... Read more →


Rutgers Law School graduate Carmen Day Achieved Her Goal After Turning Her Life Around

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY NJ (June 26, 2020)--– Through grit and perseverance, Carmen Day overcame hurdles to become an attorney. As a teenager, Day pleaded with a Camden judge to reduce her probation sentence for a mistake she made, vowing to the judge that she would make a better life... Read more →


Good News? Dangerous tick-borne bacterium extremely rare in New Jersey

by Rutgers University Three American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis): two females and one male. Credit: Jim Occi/Rutgers University-New Brunswick There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Rutgers researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the... Read more →


Allaire State Park Among 12 Parks Opening Monday

TRENTON, N J — Allaire State Park in nearby Wall is among 12 state parks, forests and recreation areas where tent-style camping will resume on June 22, with social distancing and the wearing of face masks encouraged. The other Monmouth County state park opening is Cheesequake in Old Bridge. While Allaire... Read more →


Getting Old…….. To My Ever – – So- Young Friends! A Collection

Joe Ball Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor I very quietly confided to my best friend that I was having an affair. She turned to me and asked, ‘Are you having it catered’? And that, my friend, Is the definition of ‘OLD’! *** Just before the funeral services, the undertaker Came up... Read more →


Amy Kennedy Awarded 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

from Everytown for Gun Safety Brigantine, NJ - Today, Amy Kennedy was awarded the 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction from Everytown for Gun Safety. This distinction is given “for advocating for gun violence prevention and making a commitment to govern with gun safety in mind.” “As a mother... Read more →


Gloucester Township Receives Grant To Purchase ClorDiSys Lantern UV Disinfection System

Gloucester Township was fortunate to apply for and receive a grant from the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice “BJA FY 20 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program” to assist in the emergency responses. With these funds a new tool was purchased to help our personnel in their fight against... Read more →


Gloucester City's Proposed 2020 Budget $20.5 Million; Municipal Taxes Increase $90 Annually

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 21, 2020)----Gloucester City Mayor Daniel T. Spencer, Jr. has proposed a 2020 spending plan for Gloucester City to be introduced at tonight's council meeting, May 21. The new budget will maintain all municipal services along with maintaining the current water/sewer utility rates. Spencer released the following statement:... Read more →


Volunteer Firefighter & Emergency Medical Services Grant Recipients

CAMDEN, N.J. – MAY 18, 2020 – In honor of National EMS Week, New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the recipients of its 10th Annual Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. This year, 26 volunteer fire and EMS departments located within the company’s service areas have been... Read more →


Conservation Leader Meredith Jackson of Haddonfield Finishes Master's Studies

OXFORD, OH (05/15/2020)-- Haddonfield, N.J. resident Meredith Jackson has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community. In mid-May 2020, Jackson concluded her master's course of study with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly.... Read more →


Philadelphia Based D’IYANU Creates Reusable Face Masks In the Wake of Coronavirus

African Clothing Company Responds to the Need of Personal Protective Equipment Philadelphia, PA (May 2020) - Philadelphia based African print fashion brand D’IYANUhas started manufacturing face masks in their signature colors and prints to provide their customers with a product to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This is also a... Read more →


Jefferson Health's #Seniors4Seniors2020 Social Media Campaign Connects Generations

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (May 18, 2020) — In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents of the Jefferson Health Care Center – a long-term care facility in Gloucester County - have launched a #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign to send congratulations to area graduates whose final semester of school was... Read more →


Video:COVID-19 Survivor & Grandson Reunite

A bittersweet time for South Jersey family MARLTON, NJ --A family mourning the loss of two relatives to COVID-19 had a moment of celebration when a third loved one was discharged from a local hospital – and received a long hug from an overjoyed grandchild. A poignant video shows the moment... Read more →


Burlington County Student Recognized in PDFNJ Statewide Fourth Grade Folder Contest

MILLBURN, NJ — More than 3,400 fourth grade students from across New Jersey showed off their artistic skill as part of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest this year, but only 28 earned recognition at the program award ceremony held virtually on Tuesday, May... Read more →


Two Rescued from Grounded Fishing Vessel in Barnegat Inlet

BARNEGAT, N.J. — The Coast Guard hoisted two people to safety after their vessel ran aground at the Barnegat Inlet Jetty in Barnegat, New Jersey late Wednesday night. A passenger aboard the grounded 53-foot fishing vessel Bay of Isle contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light and reported that they... Read more →


CNB Tips & Snippets: More on GCity Shooting; Lipkin's Closing; Beaches Open; No Matter What!

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews UPDATE ON SHOOTING--Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the department, was asked for an update on last week's random shooting in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Thursday, April 30 two vehicles parked in the 900 unit block of Powell near Lane... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Latter Day Saints Donates Non-Perishable Food to NDS of the Phily Archdiocese

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) recently received a donation of nearly 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food items from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. This donation, which has been administered nationally in collaboration with Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), will... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Congratulations to Gloucester Township Police Corporal Tracey Holmes

Gloucester Township Police Department’s Corporal Tracey Holmes retired May 1, 2020 after 25 years of honorable service. Cpl. Holmes was hires as a Special Class I on March 13th, 1995. On May 21st, 1999 she became a full time officer with the Gloucester Township Police Department. In 2003 she served as... Read more →


South Jersey Dunkin’ Franchisee Kenny Patel Supporting Health Care Workers

Donate Over 25,000 Protective Masks to Harrison Township Residents and Inspira Medical Center From the start of the pandemic, South Jersey Dunkin’ franchisees – all of whom are independent businesspeople in their communities – have supported the heroes on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, serving those who serve and... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Good News, Gov. Murphy Reopens State & County Parks

“This is great news that Governor Murphy is reopening state and county parks. People need their exercise especially at a time when they have been hemmed in. Open space is critical for a time like this. It's good to get some fresh air and sunshine, especially with the warm weather coming.... Read more →


Two Gloucester Catholic Graduates Headed for U.S. Navy Academy

By gostrum / GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The Class of 2020 will have two members continuing their education next year at the U.S. Naval Academy. Congratulations goes out to Matthew Murphy and Ethan Guldin! Matt set new school records as a member of the boys’ swim team in a brilliant four-year career... Read more →


Coldwell Banker in Haddonfield: Helping Our South Jersey Healthcare Heroes

HADDONFIELD, NJ--Agents and staff at Coldwell Banker in Haddonfield raised over $1,000 to fund a meal for our healthcare heroes. They delivered food to seven area hospitals, feeding close to 150 essential healthcare workers. The food came from local restaurants in the area. The South Jersey hospitals that received the food... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: EveryLibrary Institute's HALO Fund to Helping Librarians/Library Workers

in need of financial assistance due to COVID-19 Library workers tirelessly support their communities through the provision of resources, programming, and materials and the EveryLibrary Institute is honoring their hard work in this critical time. In honor of National Library Worker Day on April 21st, 2020, the EveryLibrary Institute is proud... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Los Angeles Rams Player Donates $10,000 To Feed Front Line Medical Personnel

(APRIL 16, 2020)--Sebastian Joseph-Day the starting nose tackle for the Los Angeles Rams donates $10,000 to the Edward Charles Foundation in Beverly Hills. Joseph-Day’s donation will feed 250 front line medical personnel and their families. The COVID-19 medical workers who will be fed from Joseph-Day’s donation will be employees of Cedars-Sinai... Read more →


Army Corps Constructing Alternate Care Facilities in NJ

Contractors work on lighting and ventilation as part of construction at the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, N.J. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is working with FEMA and the state to expand capacity at medical facilities as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.... Read more →


Custom Canvas Painting and Other Head-Turning Housewarming Gift Ideas

When it comes to marking such a special occasion, a watercolor portrait or personalized gifts will go the extra mile An alluring painting of a rustic rural barn. Photo into canvas painting at its finest (Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 15, 2020)--Moving to a new home is a big deal for many. If your friend,... Read more →


Virtua Health Shines Blue with Gratitude

(Marlton, NJ…) Over the next few days, all Virtua Health hospitals will be bathed in a blue glow. The hospitals’ exteriors will be up-lit with blue lights, Virtua’s signature color, as an extension of the “Be a Light" initiative encouraging all of South Jersey to light their homes at night in... Read more →


How Much Will You Receive from Coronavirus Unemployment; State by State Breakdown

Here's the maximum, annualized salary you can expect under the new Coronavirus unemployment benefit in each state. By Kathy Morris & Chris Kolmar The past month has seen a record breaking surge in unemployment. Millions of American workers have unexpectedly lost their jobs in an uncertain job market where many businesses... Read more →


CNB Opinion: A Change is Needed, and Needed Fast

"If this government-ordered shutdown continues for much more than another week or two, the human cost of job losses and bankruptcies will exceed what most Americans imagine." ~Wall Street Journal Op-Ed William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor What this Coronavirus Pandemic is doing to the United States of America is... Read more →


Coast Guard graduates newest enlisted members; rescheduling inbound recruits amid COVID-19

Release Date: Apr. 03, 2020 CAPE MAY – Today the U.S. Coast Guard announced it will graduate 64 new recruits from the 8-week program at Training Center Cape May, N.J., but will reschedule shipment of new recruits to bootcamp as it adapts to the COVID-19 emergency. The graduates will be heading... Read more →


SJI Commits $100,000 to Aid New Jersey Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Contributions to support the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and local hospitals FOLSOM, NJ, March 31, 2020 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) announced today that it is committing $100,000 to support COVID-19 pandemic response efforts across the state. “We recognize the extraordinary needs facing our medical and first responder communities as a... Read more →


Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association Support Health Care Workers

From Left: Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner, who also serves as the President of the New Jersey State Chiefs Association; Claudio Pawlus from Claudio’s Pizza Kitchen in Cape May Court House; Director Thomas DePaul of the Cape May County Police Academy; Bob Williams from Hugit’s Steaks and Things in Cape... Read more →


New Jersey: Gun Shop Closure Reversed in New Jersey!

Source: https://www.nraila.org/ On Saturday, March 21, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 107 which shut down the state’s background check system and ruled gun shops non-essential, closing down gun shops along with most other businesses in the state. By executive fiat, the Governor unilaterally ended all purchases of firearms in New... Read more →


Miranda Holliday of Columbus NJ Awarded Miranda Family Fellowship

READING, PA (03/30/2020)-- Albright College senior Miranda Holliday of Columbus, N.J., has earned a Miranda Family Fellowship - awarded to Miranda Holliday passionate college juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who are studying music, theater or dance. Holliday, majoring in theatre and political science at Albright, received the news directly from... Read more →


Barnegat High School Teen Is a Finalist

in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Statewide Drug Prevention Music Competition Millburn, NJ — A local teen has earned recognition for her original substance use prevention song created for the 16th annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs high school music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey... Read more →


GOOD NEWS FOR Small Businesses in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday a new relief fund for small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The $100 million COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) will provide loans up to $100,000 for businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. “My top priority is to save... Read more →


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members from New Jersey

BATON ROUGE, LA (03/26/2020)-- The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Dominic Van Blarcom of Berlin (08009) at Pennsylvania State University Stephanie Martinez of Burlington (08016) at Widener University Isabella Badolato... Read more →