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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 →


NJ's 101 North Eatery & Bar Taking Part in Great American Takeout Day

(Tuesday March 24, 2020)- Today has been named the in order to support restaurants around the country. During the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 many restaurants have been forced to adapt to meet the needs of their local community. L.A’s 101 North Eatery & Bar made instant changes including no-contactcurbside take out... Read more →


*Tuckahoe Craftsmen & Home Spring Show event!

Visitors will find everything they need for Spring decorating and home remodeling Tuckahoe, New Jersey, April 4-5, 2020 from 10am to 4pm: The Spring in TuckahoeCraftsmen & Home Event is coming to the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe, NJ, on April 4-5, from 10am to 4pm.This two- day... Read more →


Newest BackgroundChecks.org Report Uncovers Top US School Districts for 2020

March 10, 2020 — BackgroundChecks.org recently announced the 2020 Top School District Rankings for every state in the US. The analysis covers a variety of metrics for over 10,000 schools, highlighting the districts that have produced and fostered the highest-quality educational environments for its students. Which school districts made the top... Read more →


Students from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls Raising Funds for Special Education

Over 200 students from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in the Tacony section of Philadelphia are coming together to participate in their annual Dance-A-Rama. The evening’s festivities will raise funds for Our Lady of Confidence Day School (OLC), one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education, through Catholic Social... Read more →


Gloucester City Announces Plans to Develop a Section of the Broadway Corridor

"I want to emphasize we have no intention of claiming homes/residences that are presently owner-occupied." ~ Dan Spencer, Gloucester City Mayor William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 6, 2020)--The City of Gloucester City mailed out a notice yesterday, (Thursday) to 172 residents and business owners about plans... Read more →


Atlantic Cape Archery Team Has Strong Showing at US Indoor National Event

MAYS LANDING, NJ (03/02/2020)-- The Atlantic Cape Community College Archery Team participated in the United States Indoor National Championships in Lancaster PA on February 23rd and 24th, 2020. Atlantic Cape was led by William Ebert and Sara Quigley, who both finished in 2nd place in the Male Recurve and Female Bowhunter... Read more →


1000's Attend St. Mary's/ Gloucester City Irish Parade (photos)

by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 3, 2020)--This year's parade, held Sunday, March 1, was "much bigger than last year", said Mayor Dan Spencer. "Between all the marchers and spectators it was estimated upwards of 5,000 people in town.'" Spencer said, "I would like to extend my appreciation to all... Read more →


Scholarships Available for High School Seniors

The Camden County Hero Scholarship is pleased to announce its’ 2020 Scholarship Program. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving Camden County, or they themselves serve Camden County in a public safety capacity. One award will be presented in each field... Read more →


Inaugural Cardiology Reception Raises $180,000 for Cardiac Research and Education at Cooper

Earlier this week, more than 100 people gathered at Caffe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill for the Inaugural Cardiology Fundraising Reception, raising $180,000 for cardiac research and education at Cooper University Health Care. Cooper cardiologists Phillip A. Koren, MD, Fredric L. Ginsberg, MD, Kathleen Heintz, DO, Michael Rosenbloom, MD, and Perry... Read more →


State Launches Clean Up of Illegal Dumping Area Along Assunpink Creek

TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today joined Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, other city officials and volunteers to launch a community project to remove materials from a large illegal dumping site in Trenton as part of the DEP’s statewide environmental justice efforts. This is the first phase... Read more →


NORWESCAP AND THE TOWN OF PHILLIPSBURG PARTNER TO REVITALIZE THE SOUTH MAIN STREET DISTRICT

$125,000 Awarded by New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to Fund Revitalization Phillipsburg, New Jersey, February 26, 2020- The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) has approved a plan, jointly developed by the Town of Phillipsburg and Norwescap, to make improvements in the South Main Street District. The plan... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Issues Road Closures/Parking Restrictions for St. Patrick's Parade

February 25, 2020 On Sunday, March 1st. the 5th. annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin on Johnson Blvd. at Monmouth Street at 1:00 pm. The parade will proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street, then south on King Street to Cumberland Street. In order to accommodate the parade, the... Read more →


Kirstin Lynch-Walsh Named 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year

(Sewell, NJ) – New Jersey Thespians, an affiliate of the Educational Theatre Association, have honored Kirstin Lynch-Walsh as the 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Lynch-Walsh is currently the teacher of Speech Arts & Dramatics for the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) School of Performing Arts. New Jersey Thespians honored... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: 2,462 Miles Walked by Legionnaire Buddies to Support Veterans

By Henry Howard The American Legion John Ring drew inspiration from a woman veteran who reached out in her time of need. She had lost her children before leaving the Army. After her service, she was dealing with the aftermath of military sexual trauma (MST), injuries and an addiction to Oxycontin.... Read more →


Congregation Beth El in Voorhees Receives Support from the Investors Foundation Grant Program

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A $15,000 grant from the Investors Bank’s Foundation is helping Congregation Beth El complete safety and security projects at its Voorhees campus. Representatives from Investors Bank recently presented a check from the Investors Foundation for $15,000 to Congregation Beth El in Voorhees. Pictured from left, Investors Bank Voorhees... Read more →


The Community of Lodi Awarded Veteran Friendly Municipality Certification

From left, appearing in photo: Councilmen Joseph P. Leto IV and Emil Carafa, Jr., mayor Scott A. Luna, Peter Lupo and deputy mayor, Vincent Martin. Photo by Paul Roe [Lodi, New Jersey – February, 2020] Lodi was presented with the Veteran Friendly Municipality Certification this evening by Peter Lupo of the... Read more →


*Gloucester City St. Patrick's Parade, Sunday, March 1

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- The NJ Irish Society presents events and initiatives year-round as part of paying tribute to our strong history of tradition. Based in the heart of Gloucester City, NJ Irish Society was formally founded in 2019 after serving the community as a whole for decades, with our event roster... Read more →


Aramark Cause Coffee to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Aramark volunteers participated in a beautification project to support the Boys and Girls Club Nicetown location, in Philadelphia, during the company’s global day of service, Aramark Building Community Day, last September. Today, Aramark announced it is donating a portion of sales from javia®, its private label coffee, and Reserve by javia,... Read more →


Congressman Kim Joins Burlington/Ocean County Schools to Deliver Valentines for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2020)--– Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) joined Toms River Regional and North Hanover Schools to participate in Valentines for Veterans, an effort as part of the annual “Salute a Veteran Patient Week” to thank New Jersey veterans for their service and remind them of their special place in... Read more →


Booker, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand School Nutrition Education

Proposal would increase investments in hands-on projects for student health, nutrition Roughly 15 percent of New Jerseyans experience food insecurity WASHINGTON, DC —U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced a bipartisan bill to establish a new pilot program for school nutrition programs to fund nutritional education in... Read more →


What Makes A School Great

(NAPSI)—Great learning environments elude easy definitions. They come in all different shapes—traditional public schools, public magnet schools, public charter schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling programs. Perhaps the best definition is this: A great school is one in which students are academically challenged, equipped to be a good citizens and... Read more →


Brooklawn School Property 4-Sale; What's Up At Paulsboro Marine Terminal? ; Johnny Hockey & Buddy Robinson; New Freeholder; Strike A Pose

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net FOR SALE! BROOKLAWN CHURCH PROPERTY—The former St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church, 401 Community Drive, Brooklawn which was purchased by the Brooklawn Board of Education for $720,000 in 2014 is up for sale. The asking price is $785,000. The Board had planned on using the buildings... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Accepting Applications for 2020 Environmental Grant Program

Qualified organizations encouraged to apply by March 31, 2020 CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – JAN. 27, 2020 – New Jersey American Water is accepting applications for green project funding through its Environmental Grant Program. The program offers grants of $1,000 to $10,000 for qualifying innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or... Read more →


The Cleanup of Gloucester City's Superfund Sites Continues; $384 Million Spent So Far

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 26, 2020)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing the cleanup of contaminants in Gloucester City that came from the defunct Welsbach Factory located at King and Essex Streets and the Delaware River. Presently the property is the home of the... Read more →


400 Teddy Bears Donated for Children in Traumatic Events

Members of the Brothers in Blue Motorcycle Club dropped off 400 donated Teddy Bears to the Camden County Police Departments as part of the club’s nationwide “Freddie’s Teddies” program. The bears are reserved for police interactions with children during traumatic events and are intended to provide comfort in times of stress.... Read more →


$2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Pa. Schools/Local Employers

HARRISBURG, PA --Governor Tom Wolf today announced $2.2 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants have been awarded to 92 local education agencies (LEA) to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. Each LEA will... Read more →


No Increase in New Jersey Transit Fares

Today, Governor Murphy announced that his FY2021 budget proposal will not include a fare hike for NJ Transit. This is the fifth year that NJ Transit has not had a fare increase. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “We are glad that NJ Transit... Read more →


Camden County Freedom Medal Ceremony Jan. 22

Camden County residents will be honored for their selfless contributions to improving their community at the 2020 Camden County Freedom Medal Ceremony on January 22nd. The award, created by the Freeholder Board in 2001, is presented to civic leaders who demonstrate the ideals and actions that reflect the principles of Dr.... Read more →


Investors Bank Kicks-Off New Year with Competition for Small Businesses

Two Grand Prize Winners to Receive A Prize Package Valued at More than $100,000 in Easy-to-Enter Competition in New York/New Jersey SHORT HILLS, N.J. – Investors Bank is kicking-off 2020 by inviting small businesses in New York and New Jersey to compete for a prize package valued at more than $100,000.... Read more →


Rock Band from Gloucester City Releases New Album

The Warhawks, a rock-band from Gloucester City photo courtesy of New Jersey Stage GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 17, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)--The Warhawks, a rock-band from Gloucester City, NJ have released a brand new EP titled Stardust Disco, according to NewJerseyStage.com This EP finds the band shedding some skin from their last release, Never... Read more →


ALEX KARRAS FINALLY VOTED INTO PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

By Raymond Rolak Sports Editor NEW YORK-- The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio announced that Lions Defensive Tackle Alex Karras was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 15-person Centennial Slate for the Class of 2020. Alex Karras hosting Saturday Night Live... Read more →


DEP MODIFIES HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM GRANT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS,

EXTENDS DEADLINE TO PROVIDE MORE FLEXIBILITY TO APPLICANTS TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection has extended by 15 days the deadline for submission of applications for a $2.5 million grant program to fund projects to help reduce the occurrence of harmful algal blooms in the state. The decision to extend... Read more →


American Legion provides over $1.1 million in grants to veteran families

The American Legion In January 2019, The American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program broke a single-month record in grant distribution – $1,030,163. Of the grants distributed, $1,000,500 assisted children of active duty Coast Guard servicemembers who were financially affected by the federal government shutdown. The government shutdown created a critical... Read more →


Sewell Resident Barbara Glass Honored as Volunteer of the Year

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Andrea Kinsey, Volunteer Coordinator; Barbara Glass, Volunteer of the Year; and Linda Brennan, Volunteer Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of South Jersey’s Spirit of Community celebration. Glass was awarded the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award for her volunteer efforts with Samaritan. Marlton, NJ – Barbara... Read more →


UPPITY: THE WILLY T. RIBBS STORY (video)

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 8, 2020) – Chassy Media announced today that UPPITY: THE WILLY T. RIBBS STORY, the incredible true story of Willy T. Ribbs, the first Black driver to win a Trans-Am race, test a Formula One car and race in the Indy 500, is now available for purchase... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Announces Tenth Annual First Responder Grant Program

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (January 8, 2020) – Recognizing the bravery and commitment of volunteer firefighters and first responders, New Jersey American Water announces its 2020 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located within the company’s service areas. “We are proud to continue... Read more →


Gloucester Township Celebrates 325th Anniversary!

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--June 2020 marks the 325th anniversary since Gloucester Township’s incorporation in 1695. Gloucester Township has big plans to celebrate its anniversary with various exciting events that will continue throughout the year to celebrate the past, present, and future of our town. The township along with members of our community’s... Read more →