NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

**Update to the Ben Franklin School bus stop incident**

MONDAY, October 1, 2023 The Pennsauken Police Department released the following information pertaining to the Ben Franklin School bus stop incident. This is an update to the incident that occurred on today’s date at the Ben Franklin Elementary School bus stop. At this time, it is not confirmed that the suspect attempted to lure any children into his vehicle. However, due to the suspicious nature of the encounter, the incident is still under investigation by... Read more →

Jefferson Health Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Cherry Hill, NJ (October 2, 2023) — Three Jefferson Health Department of Nursing employees in New Jersey received annual Nursing Scholarships through the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. The three — all employed at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital — were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees... Read more →

Public Invited to Attend Gloucester City Sail Open House

Being Held as Part of Camden County History Month photo provided GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (Ooctober 2, 2023)(CNBNews)--—Gloucester City Sail organization invites the public to join them for an Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Freedom Pier, 101 S. King Street, Gloucester City, NJ. The event will feature a free family-friendly dockside tour of the Schooner followed by an optional public sail. Tickets for the public sail are available online and... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Diligence on the Delaware

PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNews)--Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia stand aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small, September 13, 2023, while moored at the docks of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia. Station Philadelphia's crew is responsible for search and rescue, law enforcement, maritime security, and protecting critical infrastructures in and around Delaware Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Carmen Caver Nestled along Philadelphia’s waterfront, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is charged with... Read more →

Video: American Bandstand, filmed in Philly (1963)

PHILADELPHIA PA, NOVEMBER 1963(CNBNews)- In the early years of the show, there were strict dress codes for both the gents and the ladies. The females were required to wear a blouse and skirt and were not allowed to wear dungarees. Boys, on the other hand, had to wear suit jackets and ties. In the accompanying picture, most girls are seen sporting a "BeeHive" hairdo, while the boys' hairstyle was referred to as a "Peter Gun",... Read more →

CNB Hunting: Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contest, Deadline Nov. 3

The Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest is Now Open Original artwork can be submitted until November 3, 2023; this will be the final year of the contest Gerry Putt won the 49th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest in 2022 with his stunning painting of three American wigeon Artists are invited to submit their original works for the 50th Maryland Migratory Game Bird stamp design contest through November 3, 2023. This... Read more →

Pennsylvania moves toward criminalizing xylazine

Registered nurse Kathy Lalli treats Ellwood Warren's injuries at the Kensington Hospital wound care outreach van, parked in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. In humans, xylazine can cause breathing and heart rates to drop. It’s also linked to severe skin ulcers and abscesses, which can lead to infections, rotting tissue and amputations. Experts disagree on the exact cause of the wounds, which are much deeper than those seen with other injectable... Read more →

GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede Flea Market and Mini Basket Auction, Oct. 14

RUNNEMEDE, NJ (October 1, 2023)(CNBNews)--The GFWC Woman’s Club of Runnemede, a chapter of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is hosting its annual Flea Mart and Mini Basket Auction on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the Harry Williams Community Center, located 2 Broadway in Runnemede, New Jersey from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The flea mart will feature dozens of vendors selling household items, collectibles, and... Read more →

CG Officer from Jersey City, Receives LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Lt. j.g. Melanie Arroyave, an officer stationed at Coast Guard Sector Virginia, was awarded the 2023 LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award during the National LATINA  Symposium held in Arlington, Virginia Sept. 21. This recognition commemorates her outstanding achievements and unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Coast Guard and the broader community. Arroyave, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, has consistently demonstrated exemplary dedication and leadership as a... Read more →

Brandywine Zoo Welcomes Baby Crowned Lemur

A Happy Birth Announcement for a Globally Endangered Species The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controland Brandywine Zoo are excited to announce its newest addition, a baby Crowned lemur, which recently was welcomed into the zoo. The lemur baby was born to Sophie and Kipp, Crowned lemurs that came to and were paired at the Brandywine Zoo in October 2020 as part of an Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan... Read more →

Rowan Women's Soccer Notches 3-1 NJAC Win

NEWARK, NJ -- Rowan picked up a 3-1 victory at Rutgers-Newark Saturday evening in a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest. Second-half goals from Olivia Giordano and Mackenzie Clement broke a 1-1 tie as the Profs stay unbeaten in NJAC play. Goalie Calista Burke saw seven shots and made two saves on the night. The Scarlet Raiders' Katie McLaughlin recorded six stops. Rutgers-Camden struck first in the game's opening minutes as Mariana Valencia struck after a... Read more →

17-Year-Old Na'Quan McCray of Camden City Missing

(Camden CITY, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 17-year-old from Centerville. Na’Quan McCray has been reported missing from his home on the 700 block of Ware Street. He is described as a black male, 5’10”, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black and gray “static” shirt, a black mask and black Under Armour boots. He is known to frequent... Read more →

12-Year-Old from East Camden Missing

(Camden City, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 12-year-old from East Camden. Jamaya Miller has been reported missing from her home on the 1200 block of East State Street. She is described as a black female, 5’5”, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and black shoes. She is known to frequent Centennial Village, Whitman Park and the... Read more →

Omnibus Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Finally Moves Out of Committee

Over Two Years Since Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Taskforce Recommendations Release, Juvenile Law Center heralds the passage and urges the House and Senate to act on behalf of children in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania State House, Harrisburg, Pa. (CNBNews files) Philadelphia, PA (September 27, 2023) – Today the Pennsylvania House Judiciary voted HB 1381, Representative Dan Miller’s Juvenile Justice Reform omnibus package, out of committee and to the full House floor. The move represents the most action... Read more →

GCHS Accepting Nominations for Hall of Fame

Gloucester Catholic High School Hall of Fame Now Accepting 2024 Nominations Gloucester Catholic High School is soliciting nominations for the 2024 Hall of Fame now through December 1. The inductees will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame event which will take place on April 23, 2024. Please submit nominations via the new Online Nomination Form. The link is below and can also be found on the school website ( Click Here or on... Read more →

Illegal Immigrant from Honduras Arrested in Baltimore on 9 Counts of Child Molestation

BALTIMORE — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore apprehended an undocumented noncitizen convicted of four counts of first-degree child molestation and five counts of second-degree child molestation against a Rhode Island minor. Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Criminal Apprehensions Program arrested the 49-year-old Honduran national near his residence in Columbia on Sept. 18. “This undocumented sex offender has been convicted of nine different counts of sexual abuses against a minor,” said ERO Baltimore acting Field... Read more →

October Events in Camden County

Fall Food Truck and Craft Fair Festival Camden County Technical Schools will be sponsoring a Fall Food Truck and Craft Fair Festival on Saturday, October 7th from 11 AM to 5 PM, located at the Gloucester Township campus, 343 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ. Rain date for severe weather is October 8th. All are invited to attend this family-friendly event. FREE admission and parking. There will be 12 assorted food trucks, 80 crafters &... Read more →

Rutgers Holding a Food Business Basics Service For Early Stage Entrepreneurs

The Food Innovation Center at Rutgers is having a Food Business Basics session for early-stage entrepreneurs on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm at the Rutgers Eco Complex, 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505. Food Business Basics is a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn critical aspects of entering or growing their business in the prepared food and beverage industry. Attendees will be in front of movers and shakers... Read more →

Iowa's Betting Blitz: A Deep Dive into the Sports Betting Action

Iowa has firmly entrenched itself as a frontrunner in the U.S. sports betting landscape. Since the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, the Hawkeye State has been quick to jump on the opportunity to capitalize on this multibillion-dollar industry. This deep dive aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the sports betting action in Iowa, from its legislation to the betting venues and economic impact. Legislation and Licensing When... Read more →

Dwelling Fire in Glendora, Two People Displaced

GLENDORA, NJ (SEPTEMBER 30, 2023)(CNBNews)--On Friday, September 29, 2023, at approximately 9:45 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the 400 block of Main Street located in the Glendora section of Gloucester Township for a report of a dwelling fire. Arriving officers found smoke and flames coming from the residence. The fire was called in by a neighbor walking their dog. Gloucester Township Fire Departments from Glendora, Chews Landing, Blackwood, along with Bellmawr, Runnemede,... Read more →

Sunday, Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Blackwood

Sunday, October 1, 2023, the annual Pumpkin Festival will be occurring in Downtown Blackwood. The festival begins at 11:00am and ends at 4:00pm. From 9:00am to 6:00pm the Black Horse Pike will be closed between Church Street and West Lake Ave. To detour around the event please utilize Church Street/Blackwood Clementon Road to Erial Road to Davistown Road. Alternately you can utilize West Church Street to Barnsboro Road to Woodbury Turnersville Road to Lakeland Road... Read more →

What Kinds of Bookie Software are Available to US Residents?

Bookie software is also known as sports betting software or oddsmaker software. This is a type of technology that allows online sportsbooks to operate. The term bookie is short for bookmaker. You can learn more about this if you click here. The technology assists bookies in accepting wagers for sporting events, setting the odds in different sporting events, and paying out any winnings to bettors. Bookies make money by charging a vigorish, also known as... Read more →

Joseph Manuel Chutz of Elmer

Elmer – Born on September 12, 1977 in Seville, Spain, and passed away on September 12, 2023. Age 46. Cherished father of Chase, Hunter, and Liam. Loving son of Josefa Lopez (Jeff) Brophy and the late Douglas Chutz. Beloved brother of Jaime (Lisa Napoli) Chutz and Christina (Daniel) Carroll, and brother-in-law to Tara. Joseph was a very talented artist and enjoyed learning about history. He loved exploring in nature and going on adventures. He is... Read more →

Navy and Marine Corps Week Sets Sail for the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

By Lt. Omari Faulkner, U.S. Navy, Navy Office of Community Outreach Philadelphia, PA (September 30, 2023)(CNBnews)--The Department of the Navy is bringing Navy/Marine Corps Week to the Philadelphia metropolitan area Oct 9-15, 2023. More than 200 visiting Sailors and Marines from across the nation are set to visit the cities of Philadelphia and Camden, N.J., and discuss why the Department of the Navy matters to the area. While each service hosts programs designed to educate... Read more →

Responding to ShotSpotter Activation Camden Cops Locate Man Seriously Wounded

Camden City, N.J. (September 29, 2023)(CNBNews)- Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man last night in Camden, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. CNBNews graphic file On Thursday, September 28, 2023, at approximately 9:03 p.m., Camden County Police Department officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of the 1000 block of Liberty Street in Camden. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering... Read more →

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen say this is no way to run a railroad

Sat., Sept. 30, NJ Transit to celebrate 40 years with VIPs riding in historic rail cars. Protesting locomotive engineers will ask riders questions about the rail agency’s current policies and future. Transit agency spends $440+ million on lavish new and unnecessary executive offices while engineers haven’t had a raise since 2019. BAY HEAD, N.J. - On Saturday, September 30, NJ Transit will celebrate its history by packing a 40th Anniversary Express with rail buffs, VIPs... Read more →

Unibet to Sponsor Free Rides Home on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line

...After Every Eagles Game Free rides begin at halftime and run for two hours post-game, or until the last scheduled train departs; contactless credit card payment options now available PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2023) –Throughout the regular season, Unibet, an official casino and sportsbook partner of the Philadelphia Eagles, will help Eagles fans get home safely after each Eagles home game by sponsoring free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line. NRG Station... Read more →

13th Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala Raised Nearly $4M

September 25, 2023 | L-R: Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper; Philip A. Norcross, Esq., Chairman of The Cooper Foundation Board; George E. Norcross III, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper; Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. (CAMDEN City, N.J) – The Cooper Foundation has raised nearly $4 million for its 13th Annual Red Hot Gala, setting a new... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Resident Involved in Motorcycle Accident; Prayers Are Needed

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Dave Devine, a former Gloucester City resident and a Gloucester High alumnus, Class of '76, was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Georgia last Saturday night, September 23. According to his brother Gary, Dave was driving his Harley Davidson when he hit something in the road. As a result, he went over the motorcycle handlebars and traveled 50 feet before hitting a tree. He suffered five broken ribs,... Read more →

Exelena Budd, of Gloucester City, age 92

Gloucester City – On September 27, 2023. Age 92. (nee Hartman) Loving wife of the late Joseph Michael Budd. Cherished mother of Theresa Lynn (Douglas) Morrone, Jacqueline Budd, William Budd, and Jeanine Marie (Robert) Ayes. She was predeceased by her children, Janet Lee Long, Robert Budd, Kathleen Matlack, Joseph M. Budd, III, and Lisa Ann Budd. Beloved sister of Edna Jackson and the late Albert Hartman. She was predeceased by her parents, Karl Hartman and... Read more →

Jake’s Place in Cherry Hill to close temporarily for renovations 

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – More than 10 years ago, the Commissioners worked with the community and the Cummings family to build an all-inclusive playground, Jake’s Place, in the John Adler Memorial Park at Challenge Grove. That park grew into one of the busiest playgrounds in Camden County’s extensive parks system. Since the volume and use has grown over the years and the park has become a destination for the public, the board is investing in... Read more →


GCHS Homecoming Game this Saturday @ 11am! Hi All, Hope is everyone is doing well and we wanted to invite all of you to the Homecoming game vs Wildwood at 11 amand not 12 at Gloucester High School. Hope to see everyone there! Thank you and as always Roll Rams!!! Read more →

Oktoberfest Fall Festival and Oktoberfest Celebration October 7

CELEBRATION TO TAKE OVER RIDGE AVENUE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH * Roxborough's Largest Fall Street Festival to Feature Fun for All Ages (and Dogs too) with Food, Drink, Live Music, Circus, German Beer, Liter Lift, Pet Costume Contest, more Philadelphia, PA - Roxborough Development Corporation announces the return of one of the neighborhood's most cherished fall traditions and one of its largest street festivals. The 11th Annual Roxtoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 7th... Read more →

CNBNews Fishing: Chesapeake Bay Drops 10 Degrees, New Phase of Fishing Begins

Maryland Fishing Report – September 27 Alvin Holland Jr. recently caught this huge northern snakehead in the lower Susquehanna River. Photo courtesy Alvin Holland Jr. The winds, rain, and cool temperatures of Tropical Storm Ophelia set the stage for a transition to fall fishing. Those scorching summer days will mostly be a memory as a new season of exciting fishing in Maryland begins. Forecast Summary: September 27 – October 3: The Chesapeake Bay is continuing... Read more →

CSGO Gambling in “The Big Peach”

You might be like many and have already found a deep calling to play esports, and you might have discovered your passion for CS: GO gambling. If you are new to this world, here comes a brief introduction. So, what exactly is CS: GO gambling? CS: GO stands for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a multiplayer first-person shooter tactical video game, developed in 2012 by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. CSGO gambling is a type of gambling... Read more →

Camden County History Month Feature over 90 Events 

Camden City, NJ— The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join us for Camden County History Month from October 1 to October 31, 2023, when around thirty participating historic sites and history organizations throughout Camden County will be open with special exhibits, reenactments, and guided tours for adults and children, both in-person and virtual, spanning centuries of history. The vast majority of the more than ninety events and activities during the month are... Read more →

GTPD Hiring Part-Time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainees

CNBNews graphic file Under close supervision as a trainee: Receives and responds to radio, telephone, or other electronic requests for emergency assistance, including law enforcement, fire, medical, or other emergency services and/or dispatches appropriate units to response sites; does other related duties as required. The Gloucester Township Police Department Telecommunicator, or Dispatcher, is often the unsung professional of the emergency response team. Unlike local police departments who use County Telecommunicators, the Gloucester Township Telecommunicators... Read more →

Jefferson Health Hospitals Earn Special Surgical Designations

Voorhees, NJ, September 29, 2023 – Two Jefferson Health hospitals in southern New Jersey earned individual recognitions related to their surgical services. Jefferson Stratford Hospital recently earned designation as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Quality Partner, in recognition of its dedication to the safest and most effective surgical care through its Weight-Loss Surgery Program, which also holds ACS Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) designation. More than 5,400 bariatric... Read more →

Investigation into Smoke Shops in Blackwood and Clementon Results in 3 Arrests

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (SEPTEMBER 29, 2023)(CNBnews)--On the afternoon of September 19, 2023, the Gloucester Township Police Department with assistance of Winslow Township PD, Clayton Borough PD and Agents from the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Taxation, Office of Criminal Investigation Unit executed a Search Warrant at two “smoke shop” retail locations following a nearly one-month long investigation of illegal sales of Controlled Dangerous Substances. Officers seized large quantities of raw packaged marijuana,... Read more →

Onward Ops, Military Transition Support Program

During Suicide Prevention Month, Onward Ops Military Transition Support Program Highlights Its Focus on the ‘Deadly Gap’ You Are Not Alone: Call the National Suicide Hotline’s Veterans Crisis Line at 988 (Press 1), Chat Live or Text 838255 for 24/7 Confidential Crisis Support for Veterans and Their Loved Ones WASHINGTON, September 26, 2023 ( - The first year out of the service – a period known as the “deadly gap” – is a particularly vulnerable... Read more →

McCormick Says US Attorney Sellinger Who Represents New Jersey Should resign

Lisa McCormick asks US Attorney to resign Lisa McCormick, who challenged US Senator Robert Menendez in the 2018 primary election, has issued a call for the resignation of Phillip R. Sellinger, U.S. Attorney for the state of New Jersey. As U.S. Attorney, Sellinger supervises a staff of about 155 federal prosecutors and 130 support personnel and he is responsible for overseeing all federal criminal prosecutions and the litigation of all civil matters in New Jersey... Read more →

Live Jazz Night at Voorhees Town Center Food Court

Laurel Rd entrance Friday 9/29 6:30 pm Food vendors/Dooney's Pub LIVE JAZZ! FREE EVENT! Come and enjoy a live jazz performance on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 6:30 PM, featuring The Budesa Brothers and Jerry Tanenbaum. They will showcase beautiful and timeless jazz pieces, blending blues and soul in their original compositions and improvisations. These musicians are highly recognized for their talent and creativity. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness their amazing performance at the... Read more →

Washington Democrats Continue to Call for Menendez to Resign

By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor Sep 26, 2023 Democratic Sens. Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Jon Tester of Montana, top from left, have all called for the resignation of Sen. Bob Menendez. AP Photos (The Center Square) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Tuesday joined a chorus of calls from top Democrats for Sen. Bob Menendez to resign after he... Read more →

Kwacey Q. Owens CONVICTED of Murdering Willingboro Man

Man Convicted of Murder for 2020 Willingboro Shooting Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 32-year-old Willingboro resident was found guilty today by a Superior Court jury of fatally shooting a man three years ago outside of a house in the township’s Millbrook Park neighborhood. After deliberating for approximately two hours, the panel returned guilty verdicts against Kwacey Q. Owens on charges of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful... Read more →

Cumberland County Teacher Charged with Alleged Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Materials

Haddon Township, N.J.- A 53-year-old Haddon Township man, who is a teacher in Cumberland County, has been arrested and charged with possession of child sexual abuse material offenses, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Haddon Township Police Chief Timothy Hak. Following a collaborative investigation between the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit, the Haddon Township Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, a search warrant was executed... Read more →

Small Mistake Can Turn Into a Big Money Problem

It's just as crucial to keep track of your company's finances as it is to attract new clients and serve existing ones. If you're like most small business owners, though, bookkeeping and money management aren't your strong suits. If you avoid these seven frequent small company money blunders, you can stay ahead of the game. The most difficult duty a small business owner takes on is generally handling the company's finances. The reasons are numerous,... Read more →

Saint Marys Parish Celebrates 175 Anniversary

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (SEPTEMBER 28, 2023)--Saint Mary Parish in Gloucester City continued its 175th-anniversary celebration on Sept. 17 with a Mass honoring the living and deceased students, alumni, faculty and staff of Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School and the former Saint Mary Grammar School. Deacon Joseph Rafferty, an alumnus and former teacher at both schools who is now principal of Saint Rose of Lima School in Haddon Heights, preached the homily and spoke lovingly... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Just One of Those Crazy Mix-Up...

by Slim Randles It was just one of those crazy mix-ups, you know. Like when one thing goes wrong, it triggers another thing that goes wrong and that sets off a multiplicity of crash-and-burns that are remembered long after people are dead and nations fall to Visigoths and such. That’s what happened with our buddy, Dud. You see, he was there at a time when something was needed, and he stepped forward and assumed the... Read more →