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*Mt. Ephraim FD Holiday Raffle Tickets on Sale

MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (November 19, 2022)--The Mount Ephraim Fire Department's annual Holiday Raffle is back. Each ticket is eligible for all 20 drawings. The average prize value is $250. Tickets are available through the MEFD Facebook page CLICK HERE. Black Friday sale for reduced pricing until 11/25!! The prize list includes the following: Apple Watch Kitchen Aid Mixer MMilwaukee Power Toolkit SSkullcandy Wireless Headphones Fit Bit NNintendo Switch Liquor Basket Tor Burch, Michael Koors, and Kate Spade purses Yeti Cooler Bumpbox Bluetooth Speaker Philadelphia Sports Team cornhole and washers sets Tonor Wireless Karokee Machine Wine Fridge Portable Smart Projector Char-Griller Smoker Home Depot, Pandora, and Visa Gift Cards The drawing will be broadcast on Mount Ephraim Fire Department's Facebook Live page. Rules: You do not need to be present or watching to win You must be 18 years or older to participate You can purchase more than one ticket Each... Read more →


Emanuel P. Marinacci, "Mike Manuch", of Mount Ephraim

Emanuel P. Marinacci, "Mike Manuch", on November 25, 2022, of Mount Ephraim. Age 89. Beloved wife of Eleanor A. Marinacci (nee Hunt) for 47 years. Devoted father of Michael Marinacci (predeceased), Patricia Brown (the late Robert), Rita Bennett (Michael), Mary Martino (Tony), Eleanor Gorham, Margaret Pappalardo (Joseph), and the late Stephen Gorham. Loving grandfather of Danelle Jubinik (Dave), Christine Becker (Mike), Natalie Pappalardo, Brittany Shulz, Jessica Pappalardo, Stephan Gorham Jr., Anthony Gorham, David Bennett, and the late Michelle Brown, Adam Bennett, William Schulz, and Christopher Gorham. Dear brother of Esmeralda Caccise, Angela Micoli and predeceased by several siblings. Son of the late Michael and Sererina (nee Cataudo) Marinacci. Emanuel graduated from Camden High School and proudly served with the US Army. He was a sales manager for ADT Security for 38 years. He enjoyed watching "Gunsmoke" and listening to country music. He also loved Christian music, especially the Brooklyn Tabernacle.... Read more →


Developing Story: Newark, Delaware Police Charge Two Mount Ephraim Men with Impersonating Firemen

Angelo Bimbo Nick Williams Lisa John Mandy Frank NEWARK, DELAWARE--(December 1, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--On November 12, 2022, at about 1550 hours, two male subjects knocked on the door of a residence in the unit block of Winslow Road. The subjects identified themselves as being from the “fire department” and advised that they needed to check the residence due to work being done in the area. One of the subjects provided identification that stated “fire department.” Once inside the residence, the subjects walked around the residence with the homeowners and then left the residence. No crime is known to have occurred in the residence. On November 22 Newark Police Detectives charged the two men from Mt. Ephraim along with two other suspects with their involvement in this incident. After detectives reviewed surveillance footage and conducted interviews, they determined that similar incidents occurred within other police jurisdictions, including New Castle County Police and New... Read more →


Kathryn Lillian Weist, of Mt. Ephraim, 30 year Gloucester City School Bus Driver

Kathryn Lillian Weist, age 90 of Mount Ephraim, NJ, passed away November 24, 2022. Kathryn was the wife of the late James Weist, Sr. She was born in Mount Ephraim to the late Henry Mingle, Sr, and Mary (Adleton) Mingle. Kathryn worked as a school bus driver for over 30 years. Those who rode her bus from the Gloucester City School District will remember her as "Miss Kate." We have been blessed with the presence of Kathryn in our lives. Her children will miss her: Diane Vilardo and her husband Fred of Albrightsville, PA, Judi Fox and her husband Terence of West Deptford, NJ, and Patti Fayer of Edgewater Park. NJ. She was the loving grandmother to Jeff, Jay, and Christi Vilardo, James Weist, III, Tess, and Ian Fox, and the loving great-grandmother of Greg Veach, Jaymi and Zach Vilardo, Morgan and Declan Weist. She is also survived by brother... Read more →


ATVs and Dirt Bikes Drivers Illegally Riding on Gloucester City Streets

William E. Cleary Sr. |CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 13, 2022)(CNBNews)--An unwelcome group of young men in their 20s and teens driving unlicensed ATVs and Dirt Bikes visited Gloucester City last weekend, riding up and down Broadway at a high rate of speed. 6ABC video image of illegal ATV and dirt bike drivers riding through the City of Philadelphia last summer. (see video below) On Sunday, November 6, a group of these individuals got gas at one of the gas stations on Broadway at Market Street. An individual told us that a police officer was stopped at the other gas station across the street, also getting gas. "This guy on an ATV does a wheelie and spins towards the cop car, hitting it. The cop did nothing. I asked him why he didn't give the ATV driver a ticket. The cop told me they had been instructed not to ticket... Read more →


Joseph A. Keown, 3rd, 81, of Mt. Ephraim

On October 19, 2022. Age 81. Of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late, Joseph A. Keown, Jr. and Marie (Pfisterer) Keown. Joseph is survived by his life partner, Barry A. Wassinger; cherished son-in-law, Dan Borrelli (Cindy); daughter-in-law, Donna Keown; grandchildren, Thomas “TJ” Borrelli, Krystle Borrelli, Bobby Borrelli, Kenny, Eric. Charlie and Jessie. Joseph had worked for many years as a mailman with the U.S. Postal Service in Bellmawr, NJ. Honoring his wishes there will be no public viewing or funeral services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Joseph A. Keown, 3rd. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Carl F. Pitcherello of Mt. Ephraim and Runnemede

Suddenly on October 15, 2022, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ and formerly of Runnemede, NJ. Age 65 years. Loving husband of 43 years to Kelly Pitcherello (nee Taylor). Beloved father of Bryan (Dennae) Pitcherello, Daniel (Kelly) Pitcherello, Kimberly (Jeffrey) Pitcherello and Steven (Nichole) Pitcherello. Devoted grandfather of Tatiana, Zachary, Antonio, Lindsey, Gianna, Kylee, Briann, Penelope and baby girl due in December. He is also survived by many other loving family members. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Carl's visitation Thursday evening 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. A time of sharing and remembrance service will follow at 8:00 PM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl's memory to The Unforgotten Haven, 100 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012 (www.theunforgottenhaven.org). Read more →


Betty V. Herrmann, age 95 of Haddon Township

Betty V. Herrmann, of Haddon Township, NJ, passed away peacefully in her home on October 11, 2022, at age 95. Betty was born on November 20, 1926, to Harold and Emma Van Horn. Loving sister to Grace Van Horn Firth (Dec. 2002) and Evelynn Van Horn Boyle. Beloved wife of Frank Herrmann (Dec. 2012) for 31 years and William J. Roseboro (Dec. 1977) for 28 years. Devoted mother to William J. Roseboro, Jr. (Dec. 1998) and Kenneth H. Roseboro. Special mother-in-law to Linda Roseboro-Brown. Loving grandmother to William J. Roseboro, III, Eric Roseboro, Lauren Roseboro Magueri, and Gregory Roseboro. Great grandmother to Leah and William J. Roseboro IV, Lilliana and Wyatt Roseboro, Hope and Masin Magueri, Jacob, Norah, and Delaney Roseboro. Also beloved by many nieces and nephews. Betty was a lifetime member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Haddonfield, NJ. She graduated from Collingswood High School in... Read more →


Susan V. Green, of Gloucester City, age 70

Gloucester City – Formerly of Mount Ephraim. On September 2, 2022. Age 70. Loving and Cherished Wife of 50 years to John E. Green, III. Devoted Mother of Kelly (Dan) Green-Rodgers and John E. Green, IV. Adored grandmother of Arianna Rodgers. Beloved Daughter of the late George E. Snyder and Maryann Snyder (nee Pratt). Beloved Daughter-In-Law of the late John E. Green, Jr. and Mary E. Green (nee Schwartz). Devoted Sister of Don (Eileen) Snyder, David (Marie) Snyder, Kevin Snyder, Bill (Cathy) Snyder and Dawn (late Scott) Bosco. Predeceased by siblings: Bob Snyder, Rick Snyder, Pat (Vince) Melchiorre and Nancy Bosco. Devoted Sister-in-law of Ron Green, Sharon (late Rob) Kulka, Patricia (Joe) Rodgers, Jerry (Denise) Green, Mary Green-Camp, Robert (Mary) Green, Jim (Joyce) Green, Deneen Green and Janice (Derek) Benham. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Sue was born in Woodbury, raised in Gloucester City and was... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING: New Business Opens in Southport Area; CNBNews Editorial, You Have a Right to Know

CHAPTER 22 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 29, 2022)-CNBNewsnet--In May, we noticed construction work at a GAF property, Charles and Water Streets. The GAF Scale House once stood on the property where the work was occurring. Pine logs used to make various mill products were also stored on the same plot. And a bar and a diner were located there, too. After seeing the construction, we asked several city officials if they knew anything about site improvements in that vicinity; they answered no. Instead of receiving the documents we requested, the Housing Office gave us the construction permit issued to GAF for the 2017 power plant demolition. The power plant was located on the empty lot on the other side of the street from the new business that had just opened. (image provided) +++++ Months later, after seeing a line of flatbed trailers on the... Read more →


Kathleen M. Bocchicchio (nee Driscoll), age 71 of Mt. Ephraim

Kathleen M. Bocchicchio (nee Driscoll), age 71 of Mt. Ephraim, passed away on Tuesday August 23, 2022, after 71 years and a courageous fight with cancer. Kathy was born in Mt. Ephraim and had been a lifetime area resident. She worked as a municipal clerk for Lindenwold Borough, filled her time watching her children’s and grandchildrens’ games, over the years, and loved her jewelry. At home, Kathy enjoyed; reading, crocheting, jewelry, watching the Eagles, spending time with her pets, feeding the birds and squirrels, but, nothing was better than “Oh those Wildwood days” just losing hours on the beach and people watching. Kathy leaves to cherish her warm afterglow, her husband Joseph Bocchicchio. The unthinkable had become the unspeakable. Kathy was predeceased by her son Robert Driscoll and is survived by her children; Brian & his wife Cheryl Clark, Donna Clark and Jean DeMarco. She is the proud grandmother of... Read more →


CNB Traffic Alert: RT42 southbound lane closed Tonight

in Gloucester and Camden counties; Leaf Avenue ramps to be closed overnight (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 42 southbound tonight to implement a traffic shift and establish a median work zone, as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Deptford, Gloucester County and Bellmawr and Runnemede, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, August 25, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 26, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes on Route 42 southbound between Creek Road/CR 753 in Bellmawr and the Route 55 interchange in Deptford. In addition, the Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramps to and from Leaf Avenue will be closed and detoured at the same time. The lane and ramp closures are necessary to implement a traffic shift on Route 42. At least two lanes of traffic will be maintained overnight.... Read more →


Gloucester Township Residents Beware of Car Break-Ins

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 22, 2022)--(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester Township Police Patrols have taken several theft reports this weekend for UNLOCKED vehicles being entered and items being stolen. It's time to LOCK UP, it's almost time for the 9PM Routine! Get into the #9PMRoutine EVERY NIGHT by ensuring that your KEYS or KEY FOB'S are removed, your valuables are removed or well hidden in your vehicle, and your vehicle is LOCKED . By participating in the 9 PM Routine, residents can help reduce the opportunity for vehicle burglaries and thefts. Gloucester Township residents observing suspicious and/ or criminal acts in progress should immediately call Gloucester Township Police at 856-228-4500. If you have Emergency CALL 911. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Clementon, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Upcoming Nicholson Road Shutdown will also Shutdown Gloucester City's Economy

SHOWN ABOVE, Nicholson Road, heading east into Gloucester City, NJ. Due to construction work on the freeway Nicholson Road, a significant thorofare for traffic in and out of Gloucester City will be closed soon. One of the other major roads for traffic is nearby Klemm Avenue which is also closed for several years due to the same freeway work. The sign reads ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 22, 2022. THIS ROAD IS TO BE CLOSED FOR REPAIR. PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTE. (CNBNews photo credit) Gloucester City has only six entrance roads. For several years Klemm Avenue has been shut down for the same freeway repairs. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Nicholson Road is a vital artery. The upcoming work on that significant thruway could have waited until the work completion of Klemm Avenue. Related: Klemm Avenue I-76 Overpass Work To Begin; Repairs Will Close A Major Gloucester City Highway We do not know... Read more →


*NJ Fire Fighter Jobs Open (all jurisdictions)

Symbol: M9999D Title: FIRE FIGHTER Issue Date: 07/01/2022 Closing Date: 08/31/2022 Jurisdiction: ALL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS Salary: * Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated Workweek: 40 Hours per week Application Fee: $35.00 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: NOTE: Before proceeding, you MUST click here and read the "FIRE FIGHTER FACT SHEET". Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must meet residency preferences specified on the Fire Fighter Fact Sheet as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2022. Applicants must be at least 18 years old but not over 35 years old (one is over 35 years old on the day after his/her 35th birthday). An exception to the 35 year age limit is that volunteer Fire Fighters must not be over 40 years old as of their appointment date... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: SCAM ALERT

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Columnist Today I received an e-mail which was an invoice from Norton Life. I have never used Norton anything, and I have life insurance, thank you Norton, so I was tempted to just delete it and go on. I looked at the invoice anyway and saw that Norton was going to charge me $298.36 for one unit (?) of what? The invoice did not have my name or address on it, just my e-mail account name. WARNING! Most invoices have a section to use for a credit card (name, number, etc.) Not this. WARNING! WARNING! Being from New Jersey I immediately became leery when there was no SALES TAX. Remember folks, when Ji m Florio was governor, he tried to charge sales tax on toilet paper. So, whatever Norton was trying to sell me had no sales tax - WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! There was a... Read more →


John Robert "Johnny" Sheahan, of Mt. Ephraim; CCMUA Employee, Navy Veteran

John Robert "Johnny" Sheahan, 58, lifelong resident of Mount Ephraim, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at his home. He was born in Camden, NJ to Elaine (Drozdowsky) Jones and the late Robert Sheahan. Johnny worked at the CCMUA for over 20 years and has been the departments supervisor for over 10 years. He proudly served his country as a US Navy veteran. He was a volunteer fireman in Mt. Ephraim (Haddon Heights??) on Station Avenue, a member of the Mt. Ephraim Democrats Club, a Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and avid golfer. He took a lot of pride, working in his yard. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother and step-father, Elaine and Sid Jones, his siblings, Dennis Casey Sheahan and Cassandra Lea Dingler, his lifelong friend, Jack Haubois and his nieces and nephews, Sean Sheahan, John Paul Sheahan, Melinda Coker, Justin Schellhorn and Callie Dingler.... Read more →


Olia K. Sozzi, 91, of Mt. Ephraim, Campbell Soup Company Employee, Audubon HS Alum

Aunt Oley passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022. A slip and fall, breaking her hip, contributed to her demise. Beloved wife of Edmond Sozzi for almost 64 years- married June 30, 1951. Born to parents Timophey Kudatzky and Emma (Stadnyk) Kudatzky on August 19, 1930. Olia enjoyed farm life as a youngster in Hopewell, Cumberland County, later living in Mt. Ephraim and graduating from Audubon High School in 1949. Retired from Campbell Soup Company after almost 44 years of employment. An excellent seamstress, sewing most of her clothes. A lover of nature and wildlife, Oley and Ed traveled throughout the U.S. visiting national parks and especially enjoyed the state of Alaska. Oley's green thumb was apparent, doing all the landscaping and gardening around their home. Oley and Ed were long time members of Mt. Ephraim Methodist Church. Predeceased by her husband Ed in 2015, her brothers Spartack, Kiril and his... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Police Solve Lawn Ornament Theft

MOUNT EPHRAIM, NKJ (AUGUST 12, 2022)(CNBNEWSNET)--The Mount Ephraim Police Department released the following statement on their Facebook page about the recovery of a large lawn decoration stolen from a residence on Valley Road, on August 5. The theft included a large, very elaborate and expensive lawn decoration (as many of our local residents may have come to admire and enjoy). During the initial investigation, officers determined that the actors also caused damage to a neighbor’s vehicle, while in the process of committing the theft. Continuing investigative efforts involving Officers Kind, Vogt, Jeffries, and DSG Sullivan resulted in the identification of a primary suspect. "We received an overwhelming amount of assistance from the public on this one and we’d like to thank all of those that stepped up for their community; it would have been a difficult case to crack without all of you." August 11, 2022, MEPD signed charges for... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story:

Gloucester City & Board of Ed. Should Hire Veterans First?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet source https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/veterans/ When viewing our Gloucester City employees' and retirees' salaries and pensions (I want to know where my tax dollars are spent) I noticed that some of the databases indicated if the person was a veteran. What I found was disheartening. First, I looked at the retired teachers. There are about 200 retirees and of those I found 3 veterans. Three! Vince Kuczynski, Frank Keebler and Bob McQuillan - thank you for your service. Next, I went to our current fire fighters and police officers. There I found 56 employees but not one veteran. There was not one employee to whom we can say "thank you for your service." I realize that these people are serving our community but what about our nation? Our military is desperately understaffed at this time. There was a time, up to the 1980s when mostly men, but women also... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS

CNBNews Editors Note (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) (August 3, 2022)--We recently noticed several photos with captions on the Gloucester City Fire Department's Facebook page that we have republished below. This may be hard to believe, but there are actually people living in Gloucester City and Westville who don't have a Facebook account. As a result, they are unaware of the fire calls the GCFD has responded to, nor do they know about the training sessions the members participated in. The period being published is from May to July 2022. Prayer to Bless All Firefighters All-powerful Father, I ask You to look upon the Earth and bless Your servants who are members of the firefighting community. I ask that You bless and honor their willingness to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others. Give these heroes the protection and strength they need to carry out their civic function in a way that... Read more →


Donna Lee Jungclaus, 63, of Mt. Ephraim

(nee Haury) Suddenly on July 29, 2022, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ; formerly of Collingswood, NJ. Age 63 years. Beloved wife of 44 years to James W. Jungclaus, Sr. Loving mother of James W. (Katie) Jungclaus, Jr., Kristin (Tom) Hosking, William (Sara) Jungclaus and Zachary (Bethani) Jungclaus. Devoted Mema to Noah, Jessica, Josiah, Elijah, Elizabeth, Olivia and Oliver. Cherished daughter of Ruth Pursglove. Dear sister of Karen (Frank) Souza and James (Trish) Haury. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donna was a wonderful woman who cared about family more than most. If you had the privilege of meeting Donna you know you were instantly welcome and a part of her family. S he was the mom who all the kids called mama J. Everyone now knew her as Mema. She was a trusted ear for all friends and family. If you needed anything she was truly there. She... Read more →


Gloucester City Cops and Good Samaritans Honored for Rescuing Accident Victim from Delaware River

image source Gloucester City Police Dept. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The police officers and civilians who helped rescue the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the Freedom Pier safety barrier were honored recently The car landed upside down in the Delaware River. Pictured from left to right are Mayor Dayl Baile, Officer John Bryszewski Jr., Officer Sean Gartland, and D/Sgt. Carlos Depoder received a Life-Saving Award for the water rescue. Good Samaritans Gene Blemmings, Michael Natrin, and Stratis Taniakos (not pictured), we’re presented with a proclamation from Assemblymen Bill Moen (wearing mask) and Mayor Baile for their help during the rescue. Below are excerpts from the incident reports filed by the police and fire departments that were obtained by CNBNews via an OPRA request. The following is from the police department incident report. Below from the Fire Department incident report. (To enlarge the print, click on the images)... Read more →


Gail P. Tilton, of Mount Ephraim.

Gail P. Tilton, on July 21, 2022, of Mount Ephraim. Age 80. Beloved mother of Nick Bubbico (Carol) and Chris Bubbico (Kalyn LeBlanc). Loving grandmother of Ashley Bubbico-Gordon (Brandon), Zakariah Costello (Maureen), Justin Michaelis (Heather) and Chloe Jones. Dear sister of Patricia Wheeler and the late Lewis "Butch" Tilton and Linda Ludzieski. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gail spent 20 years working in the corporate world and 30 years working in the medical field. There will be a viewing from 10am to 11am on Wednesday, July 8 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am at the Funeral Home. Interment Sunset memorial park, Somerton, PA. In lieu of flowers, please donate blankets to the homeless. Read more →


Mount Ephraim Commissioner Answers Questions Pertaining to Alleged Turmoil in Fire Department

UPDATED/CORRECTED Mount Ephraim Fire Headquarters (source Facebook) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (July 13, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--We recently received an unsigned comment about the Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department. The individual alleged that one of the officers of the department was not qualified for several reasons not specified. Furthermore, the person implied that the fire department was being investigated by the NJ Department of Community Affairs. CNBNews also heard a rumor that several firemen were quitting because of the allegations made above. As such the department did not have enough volunteers to staff the department. To clear up the rumor (s) we questioned Mount Ephraim Commissioner George Gies, Director of Public Safety, about the allegations. Gies emphasized the Fire Department is an independent agency in terms of providing firefighting services and selecting and overseeing its personnel. "As Director of Public Safety, I am the liaison between the fire... Read more →


Gloucester City Firefighter Pays Tribute to Local Heroes

Above Gloucester City Fireman Jack Driscoll. (Facebook photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 11, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Firefighter Jack Driscoll, ran a 5K recently in full gear in honor of firefighters Tom Stewart, from the Gloucester City Fire Department and Chief Jim Sylvester and Deputy Chief John West from the Mt. Ephraim Fire Department. Those men perished during a July 4, 2002 multi-alarm fire at Broadway and Mercer Sts. Three children also died in that fire. They included: Alexandra Slack, who was five when she died along with 3-year-old twin sisters Claudia and Colletta Slack. Above, Gloucester City fireman Jack Driscoll. Below are the three firefighters who perished, Chief Jim Sylvester, Tom Stewart and Deputy Chief Tom West. image source : https://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/ source of information Gloucester City Community Development Read more →


Shirley A. Draves, of West Collingswood Hts.

(nee Campbell) Peacefully at home in West Collingswood Hts., NJ surrounded by her family on July 7, 2022. Age 80 years. Beloved wife of 53 years to Wayne A. Draves. Loving mother of Wayne A., Jr. (Dawn) of North Bend, WA, Keith (Kimberly) of Emmaus, PA and Lisa (David) Ewan of Lawrence Harbor, NJ. Devoted grandmother of Max, Charlotte, Jacob, Emma, Lisa and Laura. She is also survived by two brothers, Douglas (Helen) and Robert (Ruthie) Campbell, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday 10 to 11 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ. Funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ. Read more →


CNBNewsnet Travel: Route 42 southbound overnight ramp closures at Leaf Avenue this week

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced ramp closures will continue nightly this week on Route 42 southbound at Leaf Avenue/Exit 14 as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. CNBNEWSNET TRAFFIC Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 7, until 6 a.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8, and continuing each night through Friday, June 10, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the ramps from Leaf Avenue to Route 42 southbound and from Route 42 southbound to Leaf Avenue/Harding Avenue. The closures are necessary to place steel beams. This is a continuation of work that began last week. The following detours will be in place: Route 42 southbound Exit 14 ramp to Creek Road detour: Motorists traveling on Route 42 southbound wishing to take Exit 14 to Creek Road will be directed to continue on Route 42 southbound... Read more →


James W. Kelly, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ

James W Kelly, of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. He was 69. Jim is the dear brother of Sandra Borrero, William, Robert & John Kelly; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim is predeceased by his parents; WIlliam & Theresa (nee LePage) Kelly. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside ceremony on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10:30 in New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the McGuinness Funeral Home, Woodbury, NJ. Read more →


An Evening with George Washington

On June 1, George Washington is coming to South Jersey to build excitement for The Skirmish (June 4’s annual reenactment of ambushes by the Continental militia in Haddonfield). An Evening with George Washington June 1 at 7 p.m. Haddonfield Borough Hall During “An Evening with George Washington,” professional actor and historical interpreter Doug Thomas will recount some of the most important moments from the struggle for American independence, as well as Washington’s key values: Honesty and the Rules of Civility. This event is part of The American Revolution in Our Communities series, a partnership between Camden County College and the Haddonfield Skirmish Committee. Learn more: https://www.indiankingfriends.org/the-american-revolution-in-our-communities/ Walk-ins welcome; no advance reservations or tickets are needed. Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING: Stops in Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--For whatever reason, there are sections of Gloucester City that are being used as dumping grounds by people who have no respect for the environment or the community that you and I live in. They litter the main streets of the City with their trash and or drop it in the fields across from the Cold Springs School Campus. Some of these same individuals are responsible for the trash piles along Water and Charles Streets in the old industrial area. Some playgrounds have become a favorite target, even though trash cans are visible in most city parks. Sadly the offenders are not only from out-of-town but residents who live here. The fields across from the Cold Springs School Campus have been used as an illegal dump site for years. The trash in this photo was discovered in early May 2022. Discarded mail... Read more →


Marcus Rushworth, of Gloucester City a Member of the DePoder Drug Ring Sentenced to 37 Months

Eighth Person Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Trafficking Oxycodone and Xanax Pills CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Gloucester City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for conspiring to distribute oxycodone pills and selling Xanax pills, making him the eighth person to be sentenced for his role in a drug trafficking ring operating in and around Gloucester City and Camden, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Marcus Rushworth, 48, of Gloucester City, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and distributing a quantity of Xanax. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Rushworth admitted that on multiple occasions from January 2020 to March 2020, he worked with Rocco DePoder to sell oxycodone and Xanax to customers in and... Read more →


Theresa Mary Luker, 89, of Mt. Ephraim

Mt. Ephraim - Theresa Mary Luker, 89, of Mt Ephraim passed away on April 15, 2022, in Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center, Blackwood, NJ. She was born in South Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Catherine (nee Corcoran) Fischer. Theresa loved being part of the Red Hats/Purple Dresses Group. She also loved Bingo and coloring. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with them. Theresa is predeceased by her parents; John and Catherine Fischer. Her beloved husband; Robert Luker, Jr., her brothers; Robert Fischer, John Fischer, Daniel Fischer, and her sister; Catherine Walters. She is survived by children; Judith Luker and her partner; Theresa Baker and Robin Luker, her grandchildren; Ashley Ford and Kyle Ford, her niece, Betty Ann (John) Evering, her great-nieces; Lisa Ann Jester and Melissa (Chris) Sheppard, her great-great nephews; Derrick, Dean and Brett Jester, as well as, many more nieces, nephews, and cousins.... Read more →


Bellmawr's Curaleaf 1 of 7 Treatment Centers Given Approval to Expand into Recreational Cannabis Business

TRENTON, NJ (April 12, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--At a recent meeting of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission the applications from seven Alternative Treatment Centers to expand into the recreational cannabis business were approved. Once they pass operational inspections and are issued new licenses Acreage CCF New Jersey, Curaleaf, Columbia Care, Verano, GTI New Jersey, Ascend New Jersey, and TerrAscend will be able to cultivate cannabis, manufacture cannabis products, and conduct retail sales to the general public in 13 dispensaries across the state. Chair of the Commission, Dianna Houenou reiterated that patient access and public safety remains top priority. “These approvals were given based on commitments from the ATCs that we would not see adverse effects with expansion,” she said. “Expansion into the adult-use market - with a substantial advantageous start ahead of new applicants – is a privilege that must not be taken lightly. We expect these ATCs to uphold their promises... Read more →


Jane Creran, 97, of Oaklyn, formerly of Mt. Ephraim

A girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class. Jane Creran (nee Halliwell) was clothed in strength and dignity walking through her 97 years by faith, not by sight. Mrs. Creran was a working mother, fiercely independent and fancy… but not loud. She loved a good restaurant, a good book, and the Philadelphia “Iggles”. But she never watched a game. One day, we will know how lucky we all were to have known her love with wonder, not grief. On a beautiful spring April morning, Mrs. Creran came to rest in her favorite chair and fell asleep forever. Watch the sunset and tell me again how the end can’t be beautiful. Mrs. Creran was born in the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from Kensington High School For Girls, class of 1942. She spent her formative years in the city of brotherly love and... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS: Six Members of the Mount Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department Honored for Saving Baby's Life

Above, Captain Joey Herrman holding the baby MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (April 7, 2022)(CNBNEWSNET)-The Mount Ephraim Commissioners honored six members of the Borough's Volunteer Fire Department at the monthly council meeting held Thursday night, April 8. The firemen were recognized for their actions on March 20th. Each of the volunteers received an Outstanding Service Commendation from the borough and were awarded a Unit Citation from the Department. Outstanding Service Commendation On March 20th 2022 there was a medical emergency at the Bell Road firehouse when a resident ran into the station with a three month old baby in distress. Captain Joey Herrmann, with assistance from firefighter Jason Green and Nick DiPaolo, quickly realized that the baby was not breathing. Captain Herrmann checked the infant's airway and realized the baby was choking on formula and mucus. He cleared the airway using the infant heimlich maneuver and after two attempts, the baby was... Read more →


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THE IRS ANNOUNCES AUDIT TRIGGERS

updated/corrected Dorothy Philbin l CNBNews The Internal Revenue Service has announced the triggers which will mark a taxpayer for audit. Here they are: 1. Those who itemize their deductions rather than taking the standard deduction. Sometimes you don't have a choice but don't get carried away. Keep it reasonable. 2. Millionaires - there is so much there to audit but millionaires usually have very good accountants and lawyers. My personal opinion is that millionaires are on the list just to make the rest of us feel better. 3. Income does not match lifestyle - This usually applies to people who work in cash-oriented industries. Hairdressers/barbers (especially those who work out of their homes,) food servers, and bartenders all have a better chance of an audit. If the IRS sees someone living in Haddonfield, who has a mortgage, and luxury cars but makes only minimum wage - expect an audit. 4.... Read more →


HAPPY AUDUBON DAY, SATURDAY APRIL 30

A day of celebration for America's Most Patriotic Small Town About this event Vendor information : Saturday April 30th, 10am - 3pm ALL VENDORS ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY AUDUBON CELEBRATION COMMITTEE. Any vendor application which is not accepted will be refunded the registration fee. Indoor Spaces Indoor vendor space is approximately 8 feet wide by 6 feet deep. The vendor is responsible for their own tables and chairs. There is limited space to hold extra stock, so please speak to us before registering if this is a concern. Stalls must be staffed at all times, and be open to the public from 10am to 3pm. Vendors can start setting up at 8am. Break-down and load out is from 3pm-5pm. Electricity is available at an extra cost, please speak to us for more information. Outdoor Spaces Outdoor space is approximately 10 feet wide by 10 feet deep. Vendor is responsible... Read more →


The Patterson Plank Road Bridge Named The Most Dangerous Bridge in New Jersey

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square CNBNewsnet photo credit The repairs to one of the most dangerous overpasses in the nation, known as the “I-76 overpass Klemm Ave.” in Gloucester City, began in January. In 2013 the nationalbridges.com website released the results of their study, prepared for the Federal Highway Administrator, that listed six of the most dangerous bridges in the United States. I-76 overpass Klemm Ave. in Gloucester City, N.J. was at the top. (related) Klemm Avenue I-76 Overpass Work To Begin; Repairs Will Close A Major Gloucester City Highway ##### HUDSON COUNTY NJ--Decades of neglect and lack of investment have leftover 46,000 bridges in the United States in a state of disrepair. To address this, President Joe Biden signed into law in November 2021 the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which allocates $550 billion to rebuilding key infrastructure. Still, necessary repairs may take years, and... Read more →


Patricia K. Fenton (nee Karwacki), of Mt. Ephraim

Patricia K. Fenton (nee Karwacki), on March 26, 2022, of Mt. Ephraim; formerly of the Fairview section of Camden. Age 62. Beloved wife of the late William A. Fenton. Devoted mother of Jennifer Fenton (Stephanie/Julie), William Fenton (Erin), and James Fenton (Camille). Loving grandmother of Parker, Connor, Krista, Aiden, Gianna, and Baby Boy Fenton. Dear daughter of Joseph Karwacki and the late Patricia (nee Knedeison) and sister of Joseph (Jeff), Michele, George, James (Christina), Stacey (Charles, Sr.), Steven (Debbie), and Scott. Daughter-in-law of Mary Lee Fenton. Sister-in-law of Jim Fenton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Patricia was very strong in her faith. She enjoyed going to the movies and trips to the casino. She worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden for over 40 years. Patricia will be remembered as someone who was devoted to her family and friends. There will... Read more →


Environmental Groups Stop PA Liquified Natural Gas Plant from Shipping by Rail into NJ

WYALUSING, PA (March 24, 2022) - PennFuture, Clean Air Council, and Sierra Club obtained a settlement on March 18 that halts construction of the proposed Bradford County Real Estate Partners (BCREP) liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, and requires the applicant to obtain a new air quality permit should it wish to continue with this proposed project. This settlement has major implications for New Jersey. The proposed facility is part of an interstate LNG export scheme that would take fracked gas from Pennsylvania, compress it into LNG, then truck or train it across communities, many of which are overburdened, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This transportation of LNG would put these communities at risk of possible derailment, spills, or explosions as well as more air pollution from the trucks and trains. The LNG would then be loaded onto ships at a proposed terminal in Gibbstown, New... Read more →


Charles L. Miller, of Mount Ephraim

Beloved husband of 65 years to the late Raffaelina "Rae" Miller. Loving father of Donna (Robert) Arcinese, Lee (Christine) Miller and Patty (Nick) Ferrara. Devoted grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 6. He is also survived by his brother, Bill Miller and sister, Joan (Carroll) Young, two nieces and many cousins. Charles was a 41 year employee of RCA, Cherry Hill, NJ and an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Committal Graveside Prayers on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 11 AM at New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Read more →


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$8M for Kings Hwy.; Westville Pond; Sea Isle Upscale Hotel; Cut Gas Tax; 1000s of NJ Prisoners Freed; Hunter's Laptop

CNBNewsnet RECONSTRUCTION OF KINGS HWY IN AUDUBON, HADDON HTS., MT. EPHRAIM--The Camden County Highway Department has announced an $8 million improvement and redesign project to commence on Kings Highway from Market Street to Hopkins Road in the boroughs of Audubon, Haddon Heights, and Mt. Ephraim. The goal of the project is to provide pavement rehabilitation and upgrade existing curb ramps to meet ADA requirements along with the rehabilitation of existing storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure. The total scope of the work will encompass about 2.42 miles of roadway including 39 intersections and more than 99 curb ramps. “Each element of this project is extremely crucial to the overall health and longevity of our county’s infrastructure,” said Camden County Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Revamping this stretch of highway will allow for more safety and efficiency for the motorists, pedestrians, and residents that travel and live... Read more →


CNBNews Travel Alert: I-295 and Route 42 northbound lane and ramp closures this week in Bellmawr, Camden County

Browning Road Bridge demolition continues image courtesy of 42Freeway (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane and ramp closures on I-295 northbound and Route 42 northbound for three nights this week as the Browning Road Bridge demolition continues in Bellmawr, Camden County. NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the two right lanes on I-295 northbound near the Creek Road overpass. Traffic will be detoured to Exit 26 where the highway splits for I-76 toward Philadelphia/I-295 toward Trenton from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day for three consecutive nights – Wednesday, March 16; Thursday, March 17; and Friday, March 18. The two right lanes on Route 42 northbound also are scheduled to be closed just before Exit 14/Leaf Avenue, as well as Exit 1B to I-295 northbound. The closure will allow deck slabs to be removed from the Browning Road Bridge.... Read more →


Multi Alarm Fire in Audubon Destroys Home, No Injuries

AUDUBON, NJ (March 9, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--A multi-alarm fire occurred Saturday night on Oswego Avenue in Audubon. According to a Facebook posting by the Audubon Fire Department at 8:24 PM, Taskforce 1 (Audubon, Audubon Park, Haddon Heights, Mount Ephraim, Oaklyn, and Westmont) were alerted to 16 Oswego Avenue in Audubon for a reported dwelling fire. Crews arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of the dwelling in an attached garage. The working firebox was then dispatched adding Engine 16 from Collingswood and Quint 5-1 from Gloucester City, along with Rescue 3-2 from Bellmawr as the RIT Team. Quint 1-1 arrived and stretched an attack line to the interior of the dwelling, while Ladder 15-1 (Westmont) started opening up for ventilation. An additional 1 3/4” attack line was stretched to the rear garage area for extinguishment. All occupants made it out safely, along with the family cat with no injuries being reported.... Read more →


Charles L. Miller, 88, of Mt. Ephraim

On March 3, 2022, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Age 88 years. Beloved husband of 65 years to the late Raffaelina "Rae" Miller. Loving father of Donna (Robert) Arcinese, Lee (Christine) Miller and Patty (Nick) Ferrara. Devoted grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 6. He is also survived by his brother, Bill Miller and sister, Joan (Carroll) Young, two nieces and many cousins. Charles was a 41 year employee of RCA, Cherry Hill, NJ and an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Committal Graveside Prayers on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 11 AM at New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Read more →


CNB Business News: Be Prepared for Spring

Gloucester City, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) March 2, 2022 - According to the National Weather Service, March marks the start of the spring severe weather season: "…three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared. 1" Data published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reveals that severe weather events are becoming more frequent and more devastating2, warn disaster recovery specialists with SERVPRO in the Gloucester City area. NOAA reports that the period from 1980-to 2021 saw an annual average of 7.4 "billion-dollar" weather and climate events (adjusted to today's costs). When they looked at only the five most recent years (2017-2021), the annual average grew to 17.2 events. Last year alone (2021) delivered 20 "billion-dollar" weather or climate disaster events. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic file "It's not unusual to see severe weather in the spring," says Rick Isaacson, CEO of Servpro Industries, LLC. "Whenever you have warm, moist air colliding with... Read more →


William K. "Bill" Klausner, age 79, of Gloucester City,

William K. "Bill" Klausner, age 79, of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away on February 27, 2022. He was born in Camden, NJ to the late William and Gladys (Fisher) Klausner. Bill was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Gloucester City where he also sang in the choir since 1960. He enjoyed going to the casinos in Atlantic City and he always had treats ready to give to the neighborhood dogs. Bill will be deeply missed. William is predeceased his parents, William and Gladys (Fisher) Klausner and sister, Eleanor J. Hatton. He is survived by his cousins, Cheryle Miller (Terry), Jo-Anne Marshall, Charles Countryman, Edward Countryman, Darlene Countryman-Farley (Dan), Edward Miller, William Fisher, Robert Fisher and Joseph Fisher; and nephew, Michael Hatton (Joyce). Family and friends are welcomed to attend his visitation on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 12pm-1:30pm at Mahaffey Milano Funeral Home, located at 11 E. Kings... Read more →


NJ Launches Statewide "Take Control Of Your Destiny"

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (HTS) today announced the launch of a statewide multimedia campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of driving impaired – whether under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, illegal drugs, or prescription or over-the counter medications. Building on the success of the 2021 “Take Control of Your Destiny” distracted driving campaign, the 2022 “Wheel Risks” campaign features images of steering wheels to illustrate the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, illegal drugs or medication. In the upcoming weeks, the campaign’s messaging will be rolled out on highway billboards, in radio and digital ads, on social media, and in many other venues throughout the state. The launch of the campaign comes as New Jersey – along with states across the nation – works to reverse an alarming uptick in fatal crashes and deaths... Read more →