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Color Your Way to Conservation:

New Jersey American Water Launches ‘Protect Our Watershed’ Art Contest Contest aims to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. CAMDEN, N.J. – MARCH 2024 – New Jersey American Water is now accepting entries for its annualProtect Our Watersheds art contest. All sixth-grade students in schools served by New Jersey American Water are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service areas. Art has the power to convey the beauty of New Jersey’s water resources and highlight the threats they face. This contest encourages students to tap into their creativity to express the importance of protecting... Read more →


John E. Kraus, Sr. age 86, Army Veteran also Member of New Jersey National Guard

Passed peacefully after a brief illness on February 14, 2024, formerly of Audubon, Cherry Hill and most recently, Edgewater Park, NJ. Age 86 years. John, who was the longest-living Kraus, lovingly raised five children with his late wife, Joan, while attending Drexel University for his Mechanical Engineering degree. His children all attended college, which was one of his goals in life. He was a U.S. Army veteran and additionally served in the Army National Guard of NJ. He began his career in 1956 as "Jack" at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, NJ and by 1989 was promoted to... Read more →


CNBNews Editor Faces Trespassing, Theft Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Tuesday, November 21, 2023, I appeared in Gloucester City Municipal Court to answer two trespassing charges for walking around the Cold Springs Elementary School and one theft charge. I took a children's bench that I thought was trash. When I learned that it wasn't trash, I contacted the police, returned the bench to the school, and placed it in the same trash pile from which I got it. At the November 21 hearing, I was given two choices: plead guilty or take the matter to trial. The penalty varies based on the... Read more →


All Aboard The Pullman Restaurant & Bar!

The Main Line’s Newest Hotspot Steams into Bryn Mawr on Friday, November 18th Owner Jenny Hammer and Executive Chef Corey Baver Photo Credit: Ali Waxman After nearly two years idling in the station, The Pullman Restaurant & Bar has finally arrived on the Main line! Located at 39 Morris Avenue on the site of the former Tango Restaurant along the south side tracks of the Bryn Mawr train station, the newly renovated 7,000-square-foot space has been transformed into a chic new restaurant and supper club that harkens back to a bygone era of understated luxury and opulence. “The concept is... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: Daylight Savings Time Forever

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor The United States Senate has passed a bill submitted by Sen. Marco Rubio (R, FL) to make Daylight Savings Time permanent. Sen. Rubio made some valid points in his bill. During the standard time when evening comes at 5:00 p.m. crime rate is higher, people become depressed due to Seasonal Affective Disorder and for an unknown reason, people have more heart attacks. There is also the hope, optimistically, that with more daylight kids will spend more time outside getting exercise. image courtesy of The Farmers Almanac Does Senate approval mean that Daylight Savings Time... Read more →


The 3PM Manhattan Gang and Their Meetings

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews A Manhattan Cocktail Seeing John Barron’s name today in the comments section of our page reminded me of the 3 O’clock Manhattan gang that was active in the late 70s and 80s in Gloucester City. It was a select group, made up of longtime businessmen, politicians, and residents. Most every day during the week between 3 and 4 PM they would meet at the Brown Street home of John Lincoln or the Highland Blvd., home of Henry Barron. They would discuss what was happening in Gloucester City and at times what was going on... Read more →


Biden Administration Gives NJ a D Grade for the state of its Infrastructure

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor Apr 14, 2021 (The Center Square) – The White House gave New Jersey a D+ grade for the state of its infrastructure. The report card follows President Joe Biden’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan. The more than $2 trillion initiative – what The White House terms “a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure” – ostensibly aims to improve transportation, child care, caregiving and broadband. “For decades, infrastructure in New Jersey has suffered from a systemic lack of investment,” the report says. “The need for action is clear.” According to the report,... Read more →


Patricia Ann Sampson of Gloucester City; GCHS Alumnus, St. Mary's Parishioner

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On November 28, 2019. Age 89. (nee Nolan). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 59 years to the late Riley K. Sampson. Loving mother of Maryann Deacon, Patricia Sampson, Teresa Andrews, Betsy Sherrer (Karl), Kathleen Murchake and Gerald Sampson (Rose). Cherished grandmom of Nicole, William, Christina, Melissa, Dillon, Alyson, Jamie, Tommy, Madison, Julia and Leah. Predeceased by her nine brothers and sisters. Patricia Ann Sampson Pat was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1948. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church. St. Mary's RC Church (CNBNews photo) Relatives and friends are invited... Read more →


CNBNEWS EXCLUSIVE: Political Activist Wil Levins President of the Gloucester City Democratic Club

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Political activist Wil Levins will be installed as president of the Gloucester City Democratic Club, tonight (Monday). Levins was a former CNBNews columnist (On Point by Wil Levins) who ran for city council in 2009 as an Independent. In 2011 he ran for state assembly as a Republican. Levins, the former chairman of the Gloucester City Republican Club, has been a member of the Democratic Club since 2013. Over the years there have been a number of local Republicans and Independents politicians who have switched to the Democrat side of the aisle... Read more →


April 2012 CHEERS AND JEERS | cnbnews.net

RELATED: CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW by Bill Cleary CHEER-To the new owner of the former Red Mill Tavern building, 500 unit block of South Broadway, Gloucester City for taking that run down property and fixing it up. A big improvement! Thank you for showing Community Pride. JEER-The 2010-11 Gloucester City School District budget totaled $38.8 million. The 2011-12 budget was $45 million and the 2012-13 budget totals almost $48 million or approximately $10 million more than two years ago. Yet school enrollment, around 2000 students, has remained the same for a number years. So why does the budget continue to... Read more →


CNBNews Interview with Gloucester City Republican Party Chairman Wil Levins

cnbnews.net CNBNEWS-You have been busy trying to resurrect the Republican Party in Gloucester City. Though you are in the minority, what do you point to as a positive sign for your Municipal Party? WL - One thing we have tried to accomplish over the past two years is to show people that just because we are the minority Party doesn't mean we are an irrelevant Party. In 2011, Republicans won in Gloucester City polls for the first time in decades. Though we were not successful in our efforts last year, I was very encouraged by the optimistic indicators given by... Read more →


Where is the legitimate political discourse?

Earlier this week, South Jersey Citizens United released a statement decrying the Courier-Post’s decision to give George Norcross a seat on their editorial board. Though the Courier-Post is a privately held company that can appoint whomever they choose to their editorial board, I find this decision to be a sad testament to their lack of journalistic objectivity and political bias. READ THE SJCU PRESS RELEASE HERE There is no doubt that republicans are the minority party in Camden County, however this area of the state has tens of thousands of conservative minded residents who deserve to have a voice in... Read more →