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EPA awards $300K to Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for Brownfields Assessment

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 24, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 Brownfields Assessment grant to Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. The grant will support revitalization for priority Brownfields sites across the City, including those that may be in Opportunity Zones. “We are proud that this grant will enable more properties... Read more →


South Jersey Gas Presents Game on Grant to Monroe Township Braves

South Jersey Gas presented the Monroe Township Braves with a $1,000 grant as part of the company’s Game On Grant Program. The Braves are one of 20 grant recipients in the South Jersey Gas service area. To learn more about the Game On Grant Program, visit southjerseygas.com/community. Pictured: Coach Scott Eubanks... Read more →


Camden County Celebrates 175th Reorganization

Camden County is the first and only county in the state to have an Office and Director of Sustainability. The county’s Office of Sustainability manages a number of greenhouses on the Lakeland Campus in Gloucester Township.They grow approximately 15,000 plants for the Camden County parks, saving the county $10,000 annually. The... Read more →


Local Business Offers Bicycles

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 23, 2019)--The summer of 2019 was notable for many things, here in Gloucester City. Among the most notorious was the theft of many bicycles. Some local businesses stepped up to replace the bikes stolen from our young people. RiverPark Pub began a campaign to... Read more →


Helping Seniors Afford Health Care Act Approved by Committee, Headed to House Floor

October 19, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to pass the Helping Seniors Afford Health Care Act, H.R. 4671. The bill will now go to the full House for final passage. The bill, introduced by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) and Congresswoman... Read more →


Federal Government Releases $3 Million to Help Fight Opioid Crisis in South Jersey

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced $3,012,099 in funding to address the opioid crisis, reducing youth homelessness and implementing neighborhood outreach programs. The funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF). “The programs funded by these grants... Read more →


EPA Finalizes Decision on Cleanup Plan for Lightman Drum Company Superfund Site

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (October 17, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its decision to amend part of its previous 2009 plan to clean up an area of the Lightman Drum Company Superfund site in Winslow Township, New Jersey. The amendment revises the plan to require continued monitoring... Read more →


New Jersey's Free Fishing Days June 8 and October 19, 2019

Fabulous Fishing in New Jersey "Great Fishing Close to Home Brochures" Beginning in 2015, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has offered spring and fall Free Fishing Days. In 2019 the first will be Saturday, June 8, and the second Free Fishing Day will be Saturday, October 19. The June... Read more →


Camden County History Month Now Through October 31

The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join them for Camden County History Month from October 1 to October 31, 2019, when 30 participating historic sites and history organizations throughout Camden County will be open with special exhibits, reenactments, and guided tours for adults and children. The vast majority... Read more →


Camden City Students Improve Test Scores for the 4th Straight Year

(Camden City, NJ) – For the fourth year in a row, students throughout the city of Camden, district and renaissance schools, improved their results on the New Jersey Standardized Learning Assessment. Camden students continue to do better each year, and the 2018-2019 school year’s results show improvements in both English Language... Read more →


PrimoHoagies Welcomes Another Year of Giving Back to the Community

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 2019) - PrimoHoagies is excited for another year of giving back through PrimoCares, a charitable organization created by PrimoHoagies to help children in need. During the Christmas season, every PrimoHoagies store sponsors a child in need and select stores sponsor multiple children. Last year, 135 kids were sponsored... Read more →


The City of Philadelphia Awards Temple University Health System the “Employer of Choice” Honor

(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Health System has received the City of Philadelphia’s inaugural 2019 Employer of Choice Award. The award was presented by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Workforce Development to organizations that have shown exemplary practices in hiring, talent development, retention, and culture which create opportunity and level... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Lead and Copper Sampling Tests Completed; All Systems Compliant

CAMDEN City, NJ (October 11, 2019) – New Jersey American Water has completed its required lead and copper sampling for 2019 and all systems tested meet state water quality regulations. The company tested 14 water systems that are required to be tested between June and September, and all results show compliance... Read more →


New Jersey American Water’s H2O Help to Others™ Program

Help Is Available to Customers In Need Through CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (October 2019) – New Jersey American Water customers in need of assistance with their water or wastewater bill can turn to the company’s H2O Help to Others Program™ for help. For nearly a decade, New Jersey American Water has been... Read more →


Celebrating American journalist T. Thomas Fortune Home as a Historic Site in Journalism

RED BANK -- The New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation will join together on Oct. 26 to co-host an afternoon of festivities to celebrate the African American journalist T. Thomas Fortune and SPJ's recent designation of Fortune's Red Bank home as a... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Receives Financial Gift from Conrail for Safety Equipment

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 10, 2019)----The Gloucester City Police Department recently received a donation from Conrail to be used for purchasing safety equipment. John Higgins, superintendent of Conrail's South Jersey Terminal presented the check to Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell (center) and Lt. Steve Burkhardt. The money will be used... Read more →


ATTENTION! GHS CLASS OF 1980 REUNION NEWS

Gloucester City, NJ --Calling all Gloucester High School (GHS) Class of 1980 classmates! Join us at our 40th reunion on SEPTEMBER 26, 2020. We’ll be sailing on the Spirit of Philadelphia! Tickets are $140/pp including open bar, dinner, entertainment, and cruising! Make payments directly to Spirit of Philadelphia http://bit.ly/Classof80reunion Any questions... Read more →


2018 Crime Statistics Released Violent Crime, Property Crime Decreased

Both violent crime and property crime fell in 2018 from the previous year, according to the FBI’s annual crime statistics released today. Violent crime declined by 3.3 percent between 2017 and 2018. Property crime decreased 6.3 percent during the same time period, according to Crime in the United States, 2018, the... Read more →


Brigantine Native Raising Funds for Shore Cancer Center

MediaWize September 2019 Shore Medical Center in Somers Point At age 14, Todd Gordon lost his mother, Margaret Mary “Peggy” Gordon, to melanoma cancer that had spread to her organs. She was his source of security and love, and naturally, losing her devastated him. What he did not realize was the... Read more →


5 Amazing Tips on How to Save Money on a Cruise

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 30, 2019)--Did you know over 28 million people took a cruise in 2018? There's no doubt about it—cruises are one of the most popular ways to travel. From local weekend getaways to round-the-world cruises at $183,000 per person, there's something out there for everyone. If you love to cruise but... Read more →


New Sign for "Drag Way"; Criminals Charged with Major Crimes Set Free; Brooklawn Super Wawa Opening Soon

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet EAST THOMPSON AVENUE RECEIVES A STREET SIGN--Employees from the Gloucester City Public Works were seen erecting a 15mph street sign at the intersection of East Thompson Avenue and South Stinson Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 25. There is a similar 15mph sign, which has been there... Read more →


NEW JERSEY TEEN NAMED NATIONAL YOUTH OF THE YEAR FINALIST

BY BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA Nzingha R. from Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County received a total of $55,000 in scholarships after her Youth of the Year journey. (CNBNewsnet)--GLASSBORO, NJ – September 26, 2019 – Amongst 6 youths in the nation, Nzingha R. (age 16) from Boys &... Read more →


Stroke Survivor Mike Saccomanno and Friedman LLP Donate More Than $23K to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

Samaritan One of Three Recipients of Proceeds Raised from Unique Brave the Shave Fundraiser Marlton, NJ – Friedman LLP presented Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice with a check for $23,333.33 from proceeds raised through Brave the Shave – a charitable giving event created by Michael Saccomanno, a partner at the firm. Samaritan... Read more →


Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort Awards $1 Million to Ulster Park, NY Resident

Susan Cutrone Winner of the $1 Million Giveaway on Saturday September 21 (Photo: Business Wire) MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Resorts World Catskills, New York’s newest and closest integrated casino resort to Manhattan, announced today that Susan Cutrone of Ulster Park, NY is the winner of its $1 million grand prize after being selected... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Trump Scores at United Nations on Religious Liberty

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Trump’s remarks on religious liberty delivered at the U.N. today: President Trump continued his legacy of defending religious liberty with a stellar address at the United Nations today. He offered many examples of religious persecution around the globe, stating that 80 percent of... Read more →


Osborn Family Health Center Attains Status as Fully-Funded FQHC

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Earlier this month, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the 2019 New Access Point awards for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) nationwide. Osborn Family Health Center in Camden was one of the 77 awardees who received this grant. With this award, Osborn Family Health Center, which has... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Forget About It

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor My memory is going. Or rather, it’s become selective. I can remember the words to all the theme songs of TV cowboy shows dating from the late 1950’s but I can’t remember what I wore yesterday. I make a list of things to remember and then I can’t... Read more →


Rutgers Law School’s Medical-Legal Partnership Helps Resolve Complex Care Issues

Gloucestercitynews.net--CAMDEN CITY NJ– For Camden-area residents dealing with complex care issues, an inability to meet basic needs such as housing, health care, and nutritious food are obstacles to improving their health and wellbeing. Through the Rutgers Law School Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, patients have opportunities... Read more →


NJ Residents Enter Belmont University

NASHVILLE, TN (09/19/2019)-- Belmont University kicked off classes for its fall 2019 semester with a record-breaking enrollment number as the University welcomed 8,481 students to campus, tripling the 2,796 students enrolled in 2000 and marking a 57 percent increase in the last decade alone. This marks Belmont's 19th consecutive year of... Read more →


Five Top High School Football Games Handpicked for 2019 Great American Rivalry Series

Broadcasts on Facebook Watch Related: Gloucester High Gloucester Catholic Gloucestercitynews.net--A partnership between Facebook and the Great American Rivalry Series® will launch five select high school football games into the national spotlight. The 2019 Series will broadcast five of America’s best rivalry games on Facebook Watch, employing all the latest capabilities of... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Colgate Spring 2019 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence

HAMILTON, NY (09/17/2019)-- Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade earn the spring 2019 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Adam Zaharoni of Cinnaminson, NJ (08077), is a graduate of Pennsbury High School and a member... Read more →


UPS To Hire About 100,000 For Holiday Season

Package driver jobs reportedly start at $20.50 an hour, while package handler and driver helpers are being offered $14 an hour. Flexible shifts, full- and part-time positions available at thousands of locations Over a third of seasonal hires land permanent jobs at UPS after the holidays Tuition reimbursement now available for... Read more →


Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Program Receives $3,539,086 Grant

Gloucestercitynews.net--CHERRY HILL, NJ (Sept. 17, 2019)--– U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prepare preschool-aged children for success in kindergarten and beyond. “Every child deserves the opportunity to grow and learn in a supportive, safe environment,” said Congressman Norcross,... Read more →


Delaware Basin Summer Photo Contest Winners

Gloucestercitynews.net--WEST TRENTON, N.J. (September 16) – At the DRBC’s third-quarter Business Meeting last week, Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (NJ-7) presented Joint Legislative Resolutions from the State of New Jersey for the winners of the commission’s 2019 Summer Delaware River Basin Photo Contest. Assemblywoman Murphy, a hobbyist photographer, was the guest judge for... Read more →


KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS ANNOUNCES 2019/20 SEASON LINEUP

PACKAGES AND SELECT SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW Lineup includes Eric Andre, The Office! A Musical Parody, Marc Maron, Mandy Patinkin, Samin Nosrat, Adam Ant, Gregory Porter, Black Violin, Nick Jr. Live, Baby Shark Live!, and the return of National Geographic Live! Explorer Series Gloucestercitynews.net-- (Philadelphia, PA, September 15, 2019) –... Read more →


CERT Training at Mt. Ephraim Fire Dept.

Gloucestercitynews.net--MOUNT EPHRAIM, N.J. — As the hurricane and winter storm season approaches, the need for emergency preparedness becomes more and more critical. To that end, the Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is once again making training more available to individuals of all ages. CERT training will take place on... Read more →


Kimmel Center Announces 5-Year Strategic Growth Expansion

Gloucestercitynews.net--(Philadelphia, PA) –– The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is thrilled to announce its 5-year Strategic Growth expansion, which will educate, engage, and inspire 100,000 students each year in the Philadelphia area by year 2023. FREE education programming on the Campus and within the community is 100% supported by contributions, enabling the... Read more →


Investors Bank Foundation Grant Helps Virtua Bring Fruits & Vegetables to Underserved Families

Investors Bank’s Christopher P. Warren, senior vice president, business lending, recently presented a grant check from the Investors Bank Foundation for $5,000 to Virtua for its Mobile Farmers Market. Pictured in the photo from left are: Virtua dietitian Jillian Ceasrine and SVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer Sarah Fawcett-Lee, CFRE; Warren; Virtua... Read more →


Freeholder Say EDA Report Wrong, Up To 174 Camden Residents Have Found Jobs

Gloucestercitynews.net—Camden City NJ – Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. (Photo)is refuting a story which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sept. 12, citing a leaked memo from the New JerseyEconomic Development Agency (EDA) which inaccurately portrays the job gains made by Camden residents in response to the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013.... Read more →


First Amendment Coalition Receives $30,000 Grant

Gloucestercitynews.net--The Central Valley Foundation has awarded the First Amendment Coalition a $30,000 grant in support of its growing work — and has pledged an additional $10,000 in matching support. The grant, “in recognition of the First Amendment Coalition’s important work in safeguarding our First Amendment rights,” will support FAC’s efforts defending... Read more →


3 Tips to Help Prepare for Expanding to New Markets

Gloucestercitynews.net--(Sept. 12,2019)--Once you have built a successful business and it is doing well within your own local market, there’s every possibility that you might be entertaining the idea to expand to other markets. Although this may seem like a simple process, it might be a bit more complex than you understand... Read more →


Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation earns the 2019 NASPD Directors Innovation Award

Gloucestercitynews.net--YORKLYN - DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) President’s Award for Innovation at the public service announcement annual conference in Rogers, Arkansas. The award is in recognition of the establishment of a public-private partnership and the collective efforts... Read more →


NJ Receives $7.4 Million Federal Grant to Address Overdose Epidemic

Gloucestercitynews.net--The New Jersey Department of Health today announced it received $7.4 million in CDC Overdose Data to Action Funding to address drug overdoses in the state. The funding will be used to amplify the Murphy Administration’s comprehensive approach of linking individuals with substance use disorder to care and treatment, reducing opioid... Read more →


The Good Side of Charity Gaming Events You Didn’t Know About

Gloucestercitynews.net (September 11, 2019)--The beauty about gaming for charity is that you blend your love for gaming and raising funds for a good cause. Many charitable organizations love these events because they pull in droves of supporters, which translates to more money that helps meet their income goals fast and easy.... Read more →


LT. WILLIAM WALSH AWARDED IACP 40 UNDER

William Walsh Lieutenant, Voorhees Police Department Gloucestercitynews.net--(Voorhees, NJ)--Congratulations to Police Lieutenant William Walsh, who was nominated and selected as a 2019 recipient of the prestigious IACP 40 under 40 award for 2019. The IACP 40 Under 40 award program is designed to recognize individuals in law enforcement under the age of... Read more →


Gloucester City Businesses and Accessibility

Gloucestercitynews.net (September 10,2019)--Businesses in Gloucester City and the surrounding areas in New Jersey and Philadelphia need to increase their awareness of disability laws and accessibility if they are going to succeed. More businesses are now becoming certified in New Jersey to cater to disabled people and those with special requirements. In... Read more →


CNBNews Cheers and Jeers July/August 2019

William E. Cleary Sr | CNBNews Editor CHEER- Fifty-eight years ago the Gloucester City Democrat mayor and council announced on November 4, 1961 the fourth tax cut for residents in five years. We admit we are a little late in handing out praise to these council members. But, we still feel... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Phone it In

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Every time a new cell phone hits the market, emergency rooms become more crowded. You may think this is a coincidence but the two are directly related. New phones take time to understand—even the slightest upgrade can cause emotions to run high. Until the owner becomes accustomed to... Read more →


Fall Happenings On the Waterfront

Gloucestercitynews.net--PHILADELPHIA (September 2019)– As summer winds to a close, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) invites Philadelphians and visitors to soak up the last warm nights and welcome cooler afternoons with a host of free events and activities. image courtesy of Visit Philadelphia CHERRY STREET PIER Cherry Street Pier, which opened... Read more →


*Asbury Park Dance Festival, September 14

ASBURY PARK, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--This year's Asbury Park Dance Festival set for September 14 at 7PM will bring world renowned companies, choreographers and dancers from the stages of Lincoln Center, Broadway, the Kennedy Center, Paris Opera and beyond, to Asbury Park in support of Arts Ed NJ. House of Independents Asbury Park,... Read more →