1,252 posts categorized "CNBNEWS.NET Point of View" Feed

CNBNews Aug./Sept. 2020 CHEERS AND JEERS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER-Gloucester City resident Dan Reader was upset about his grandchildren coming home from the Gloucester City Playground at Lane Avenue with stickers on them. So instead of just complaining he stepped upped and cut the six-inch-high grass himself. Thank you Dan for caring and watching over our neighborhood. JEER— PSE&G employees doing construction work throughout the city since last year keep the motors and flashers on their vehicles operating for 8 hours at a time. The work is being done in residential neighborhoods without any consideration of the people living there. The noise and carbon... Read more →


A Good Idea For Gloucester City's Riverfront! ...How About A Nine-Hole Golf Course?

(CNBNEWS)-ST. LOUIS (September 2020)-— The Carter Carburetor plant in north St. Louis, one of the city’s most high-profile Superfund sites, is on the cusp of redevelopment, likely as a golf course, driving range and putt-putt green for inner-city kids. The chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce on Wednesday that the land, once home to a booming factory, now razed and remediated, will be handed over to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, which operates a club next door. The Gateway PGA Reach Foundation will help with the redevelopment and aims to start an... Read more →


OP-ED: Murphy Unnecessarily Adding Costs to Struggling Employers

NJBIA Statement on Gov. Murphy’s Signing of COVID-19 Worker's Comp Bill into Law, Unnecessarily Adding Costs to Struggling Employers NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement regarding Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of A-3999/S-2380 into law. The GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET FILES legislation allows a presumption that certain essential employees contracted COVID-19 on the job and then shifts the response costs onto New Jersey’s workers compensation system. “Over the course of this pandemic, we have heard Governor Murphy express sympathy and empathy for New Jersey businesses struggling to survive. Today, we are disappointed to say that those words ring hollow. “Like the... Read more →


VIDEO: ANTIFA/BLM share the Same Goals, Seek to Dismantle America

Antifa and Black Lives Matter crowds attack elderly lady, spitting on her and spraying her with paint (CNBNews screenshot) SKY NEWS--Antifa and Black Lives Matter crowds “share the same goals and the same sympathies” and ultimately seek to dismantle American capitalism, American democracy, and the police force say Sky News host Rowan Dean. Sky News host Rita Panahi said Antifa and BLM protesters have urged supporters to not post footage of riots to social media because police are using the clips to track down the perpetrators. She also highlighted an incident where a group of protesters mocked an elderly lady during... Read more →


Former GAF Property in Gloucester City For Sale

The gate to the property is broken and laying on the ground. There are no Keep Off or No Trespassing signs visible. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (Sept. 1, 2020)-The former GAF property at Water and Charles Street is up for sale. The asking price for 10.5 acres at 707 Water Street is $2.8 Million. In 1996 a group of private investors named Gloucester Pointe purchased the GAF ground along with the adjoining Vanguard property for $450,000. The ground is overgrown with weeds. CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: What Happened to Gloucester City's Vista? Records from 2015 show... Read more →


CNBNews Opinion:Leave NJ Why You Can...

Tax & Spend Murphy is at it Again

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 31, 2020)--The state's gas tax will increase by 9.3 cents on October 1 because, ….hold on to your face mask…. people are driving less. In other words, residents of NJ have been conserving energy so Murphy decides to increase the gas tax. The last time he raised the gas tax he said the roads and bridges needed to be repaired. This will bring the gas tax total in New Jersey to 50.7 cents. Diesel will also be taxed by 57.7 cents per gallon as of October 1. This is because less gas was sold... Read more →


VIDEO: CARDI B RESPONDS TO THE HODGETWINS

x (Warning: some of the language in this video may be offensive to the viewer) The text below is from Everipedia Kevin N. Hodge and Keith W. Hodge (better known as the Hodge Twins, are YouTubers, fitness expert, and stand-up comedians (film). Together, they own and operate the Hodgetwins fitness and entertainment brand. As of June 2020, they have over 2.21 million subscribers on one of their three YouTube channels, 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 473,000 followers on Twitter. Keith and Kevin Hodge were born on September 17, 1975 in Martinsville, Virginia. The,y grew up in a family of four... Read more →


UPDATED: Name of Suspect Released/Gloucester City Police Arrest Bomb Suspect

UPDATED: Following the arrest of bomb suspect Dwayne Vandergrift Jr, CNBNews asked Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt a number of questions, such as; Gloucestercitynews.net files Did you find any explosives or weapons in his house? What kind of explosive he used? Did he have previous experience in handling explosives? What reason did he give for his actions? How long has he lived in the city? If he was employed what did he do? Did he have a record? What led you to him? Will you release his mug shot? The lieutenant said the case has been turned over to the... Read more →


NJ and PA inTop 10 for the Worst Roads in U.S.

One of many potholes on Rt. 551 aka Broadway (Gloucestercitynews.net photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(August 21, 2020)--How many times have you driven on the roadways in South Jersey and hit one pothole after the other? One of the worst streets in this area is Route 551, also known as Broadway. It begins in Camden and meanders through Gloucester City, Brooklawn, Westville, and beyond. Every few yards there is another bump. Despite numerous promises by local, county, state and federal politicians Route 551 aka Broadway remains in dreadful condition. One of many potholes on Rt. 551 aka... Read more →


CNBNEWS JULY & AUGUST 2020 CHEERS & JEERS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor CHEER-Lisa Mollet was very grateful to be back at work as a waitress at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn. Sunday, two regular customers gave her the tip of a lifetime. “They blessed me,” Lisa exclaimed. FoxNews 29 reported a local man, and his wife gave Lisa their 2006 Nissan Ultima as a tip for their Sunday meal. Lisa Mollet with her tip of a lifetime (image courtesy of FoxNews29) ++++++++ Dan Bongino, at Bellmawr gym (image courtesy of SaveNewJersey) CHEER-Dan Bongino, Conservative News contributor, former secret service agent, and New York police officer was at... Read more →


Armed Black and White Gangs Confront Each Other Saturday at Stone Mountain City, Ga (video)

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Stone Mountain, GA)(August 16, 2020)-- Saturday the tension in our country raised its ugly head near the Stone Monument Park, Stone Mountain, Georgia as groups of various Marxist organizations such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and The Black militia fought with the Three Percenters militia, White Suprematists organizations and several dozens of other right-wing activists. See video below Fights between the different groups broke out across Stone Mountain City. Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia. The population was 5,802 according to the 2010 US Census. The Three Percenters militia, which organized the event, had applied last month to... Read more →


Guest Opinion Video: Italian American Man Speaks to the Goons Destroying the Columbus Statues

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--An Italian American man who lives somewhere in the Summit and New Providence area blasts those young white thugs and imbeciles who have been destroying Christopher Columbus statues and other monuments across the United States in recent months. The man, who doesn't identify himself, makes some valid points and gives a speech straight from his heart. (Paraphase)"What you little bastards and assholes don't understand is the people who that statue (s) represents were discriminated against just like every other minority but they didn't cry, complain or protest like you. They fought and died for this country. I don't care... Read more →


Upscale River Pointe Luxury Apartments Now Leasing; Estimated $17.4 Million Spent to Build/Renovate Complex

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 26, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)---Cyzner Properties the owner of the River Pointe Apartment complex, (a.ka.a. Chatham Square, Meadowbrook Mews) 58 Crescent Blvd., and Klemm Avenue, Gloucester City is accepting applications for one or two-bedroom unit. The monthly rental price begins at $1,400. Gloucestercitynews.net files RELATED: Details of Gloucester City's Sale of Chatham Square Cyzner purchased the property from the City of Gloucester in 2018 for $1.5 million. Formerly known as The Chatham Square Apartments, and Meadowbrook Mews, the city purchased the 100 apartments in 2008 for $4.3 million. Over the next 10 years, an... Read more →


CDC Says It Is Important for America’s Schools to REOPEN this Fall

UPDATED JULY 23, 2020 source CDC As families and policymakers make decisions about their children returning to school, it is important to consider the full spectrum of benefits and risks of both in-person and virtual learning options. Parents are understandably concerned about the safety of their children at school in the wake of COVID-19. The best available evidence indicates if children become infected, they are far less likely to suffer severe symptoms.[1],[2],[3] Death rates among school-aged children are much lower than among adults. At the same time, the harms attributed to closed schools on the social, emotional, and behavioral health, economic... Read more →


VIDEOS: Heavily Armed Black Militants Demonstrated at Stone Mountain, GA, the Birthplace of the KKK

CNBNews Reporting An army of several hundred black militants heavily armed with M15 semi automatic rifles marched through Stone Mountain Memorial Park on Independence day. screenshot:Newsweek (Gloucestercitynews.net)STONE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA--A large group of heavily armed black militants marched on Stone Mountain Park, located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4. Leaders of the group challenged white people in the area to either come out and fight or join them in demonstrating against the government reported Newsweek. Police estimated the numbers of armed militia in the march range between several hundred to 1,000. Park officials said the Black militia... Read more →


CNBNews June 2020 CHEERS & JEERS

UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor JEER-Why can't employees from the Gloucester City water department maintain the hanging flower baskets on Monmouth St.? Where is the Pride? Was it the Virus that killed these plants or was it uncaring City Officials and workers! Driving through neighboring towns I see they are not having this problem. Their flowers are well kept. Thanks for my new tax bill which has increased $300 ! Why does this city always come in last place in areas where they should be first? CHEER-Gloucester City School Superintendent Dr. Dennis Vespe, High School Principal Sean Gorman,... Read more →


Why Would A Person Destroy Their Community?

Blocks of stores were destroyed by the rioters (image courtesy of The Star Ledger) SEE VIDEO BELOW William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)This week is the 53rd Anniversary of the Newark riots, also known by those who were there as the "Battle of Newark". The six-day conflict broke out on July 12, 1967, and ended on July 18, 1967. Soldiers from South Jersey who belonged to the 50th Armored Division,1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment (aka "The Jersey Blues") were called early in the morning on July 12 to report to their respective armories either in Woodbury, or Pitman. When we... Read more →


Video: The Hodge Twins on The Black National Anthem and the BLM

RELATED: VIDEO: Cardi B Responds To The Hodgetwins The Hodge Twins discuss the National Football League's plans to play the Black National Anthem before our country's National Anthem at football games. They also give their opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement. (Warning: some of the language in this video may be offensive to the viewer) Kevin N. Hodge and Keith W. Hodge (better known as the Hodge Twins, are YouTubers, fitness expert, and stand-up comedians (film). Together, they own and operate the Hodgetwins fitness and entertainment brand. As of June 2020, they have over 2.21 million subscribers on one of... Read more →


Are Organized Anarchists Behind The Protests?

See Video below William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The 1960s book The Naked Communist, written by W. Cleon Skousen was a best seller in 1963, selling more than 1.5 million copies, according to goodreads.com. The book found its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across Gloucestercitynews.net files America and overseas in Spanish and excerpted in other languages. When the book was released the United States and the Soviet Union were in the midst of The Cold War. The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union, and... Read more →


Police Charge Man Involved in Scuffle with Wawa Employee with Shoplifting, Assault,Violating Gov. Orders

updated below sixth paragraph June 26, 2020 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (June 24, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Carmen Vasaturo, the suspect who was thrown out of the Mount Ephraim Wawa on June 15, at 5pm for not wearing a mask has been charged with shoplifting, assault, and violating the governor’s orders according to the documents received from the Mount Ephraim Wawa Notice: Please wear a face mask or covering before entering. The notice appears on the entrance doors of Wawa stores throughout the area CNBNews photo (click to enlarge) Police via an Open Public Records Act request. Officer Jeffrey Kind... Read more →


Atilis Gym Update; Overdose Deaths Way Up; Where Are Crescent Trailer Park Drug Pushers?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews INJUNCTION REQUEST BY ATILIS GYM OWNERS DENIED--U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler, a New Jersey federal judge, declined on Friday, June 19, to grant an Gloucestercitynews.net files injunction to the Atilis Gym, Bellmawr, and allow it to operate. The Atilis owners argued, according to Law 360, that gyms have been arbitrarily excluded from the types of businesses allowed to open during the states' phased reopening. The owners filed a suit last month alleging that NJ Gov. Phil Murphy of randomly deeming some businesses essential while declaring others, such as gyms, non-essential, NJ.com reported. The judge... Read more →


Dog Dies After Being Attacked; Old ST. Maurice Church Auction; New Name for Proprietors Park?

CNBNews Tips and Snippets: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews DOG ATTACKED BY OTHER DOGS DIES—A dog in the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City died last month after being attacked by two other dogs. According to the police the deceased dog died from shock, due to a combination of the being bitten in the face by the attacking dog (s) and the dog's underlying medical condition. The owner of the dog who died said his dog was a mixed German Shepherd and the attacking dogs were pit bulls that lived next to him and got into his yard. Rumor was... Read more →


Black Lives Matter Event Peaceful, No Issues

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS by Soles Leaving Proprietors Park the crowd walked to Monmouth Street The protestors head east on Monmouth Street Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ Prayers said at the Epiphany Church (Monmouth and Sussex Sts) Prayers said at St. Marys Church (Monmouth and Atlantic Sts) by Dawn O. Watson | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 7, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)—An estimated 150 to 200 people came out to the Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday, June 7 held at Proprietors Park, King and Jersey Avenues. The event was organized by Vanessa Lamb, a Gloucester City resident. The... Read more →


Black Lives Matters Protest in Gloucester City

UPDATED/CORRECTED CORRECTION: Tajee Almon (TJ) IS A RESIDENT of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High. Our information that he was from Sicklerville came from one of his social media pages. TJ said Vanessa Lamb was the organizer of the event and that he was just a helper. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City, NJ (June 5, 2020)--A "Black Lives Matters Protest" will be held in Gloucester City on Sunday starting at Proprietors Park and marching north down King Street to Monmouth Street, east on Monmouth Street to the Library Parking This flyer about the event is circulating... Read more →


Plans Being Made to Help Gloucester City Bars/Restaurants Open June 15

(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(June 5, 2020)--Gloucester City Mayor Daniel Spencer released the following statement recently pertaining to several topics involving the COVID-19 regulations. Thursday was a very busy day with several conference calls amongst the Mayors of Camden County and South Jersey. There are many conversations regarding helping our bars/taverns/restaurants to get open as of June 15th for outdoor dining. In Gloucester City we have a Council committee headed up by Councilman Dayl Baile to meet with each interested establishment who will submit a plan for approval. Of course, the biggest concern is making sure the area being used will be safe... Read more →


CNBNews April & May Cheers and Jeers

"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow." ~MAYA ANGELOU JEER--Did you see the massive graffiti (right-hand top of photo)on the ramp on the 295 Missing Moves project in Bellmawr? Those responsible have added to the cost of the $180 million projects since their scribble will have to be removed. A Hiss! Boo! to whoever is supposed to be keeping the vandals away from that area. No doubt the police are spending their time with the "professional" protestors at the Browning Road gym, a mile away. Here’s hoping removing... Read more →


What Has Happened To Our Beloved America?

Earl Foster | Guest Columnist (Gloucestercitynews.net)--What has happened to our beloved America? The one known "Land of the free, home of the brave" has now become "Land of the frightened, home of the easily controlled" over a virus. Couple this with the misinformation, media and political manipulation that has driven Americans into a frenzy of fear that has left them hiding in their homes afraid to go out at all, while the Government is busy releasing inmates from prison, furthering their political agendas, and helping to make Americans "Broke, Stoned, and Controlled" akin to the onset of Nazi Germany. The America... Read more →


ATILIS GYM REMAINS OPEN DESPITE VIOLATING EXECUTIVE ORDER

Police Officer: "You are all in violation of the Executive Order. You all have a good day." The crowd erupted in cheers and chants of USA! BELLMAWR NJ (May 18, 2020)--THE owner (s) of the ATILIS GYM in Bellmawr were able to remain open, despite the fact that they were in violation of the Governor's executive order, according to Fox News 29 Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer said "Anyone who patronizes a business that is open in violation of an executive order could face criminal charges in the form of a disorderly persons offense for which you could be fined up... Read more →


Prosecutor Threatening to Fine People for Visiting ATILIS Gym/Other Places Required to Remain Closed

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May18, 2020)--Camden City, N.J. –Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer is threatening to fine people up to $1,000 for visiting places such as recreational and entertainment businesses, movie theaters, gyms, bars, Jill Mayer hair salons, retail shopping malls, tattoo parlors. Those facilities are required to remain closed until the order is lifted. "While the Governor’s most recent Executive Order shows that slow, planned steps are being taken to safely reopen New Jersey businesses, functions, and facilities like parks, construction, and curbside pick-up, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is reminding residents that the other restrictions remain in... Read more →


STANFORD STUDY: Coronavirus misperceptions widespread in early weeks

The belief that surgical masks are at least 95% effective in preventing you from getting the virus, and the belief that children are at a particularly high risk of death when infected with the virus. ALL UNTRUE. Survey author Pascal Geldsetzer, MD, PhD AuthorTracie WhitePublished onMarch 23, 2020 Using a hand dryer, rinsing your nose with saline, taking antibiotics and gargling with mouthwash are all ineffective methods of preventing coronavirus infection, and yet a substantial number of participants in a Stanford survey circulated in late February and early March believed these precautions would work. These particular myths may have since been... Read more →


Good News, Bad News, Gym Goes Rogue, Memories

TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GOOD NEWS! Housing Violator Stopped—A number of residents contacted CNBNews on Tuesday after reading a Facebook advertisement regarding a boarding house opening in a longtime residential property in the unit block of North Harley Avenue. The advertisement pertained to three rooms in the bungalow that was available. The upstairs attic and two rooms on the floor below. It mentioned there was good parking available and a large basement for storage. The Facebook ad showed the inside and outside of the property. Tuesday, May 12, CNBNew contacted the person who placed the advertisement... Read more →


47 Employees of Thermoseal® Industries LLC, Gloucester City to be Laid Off June 30

Thermoseal shipping department 600 Jersey Avenue at 5th Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) (Gloucester City, NJ)(May 11, 2020)—Senneca Holdings, Fifth Street, and Jersey Avenue, the parent company of Thermoseal® Industries LLC have filed a notice with the State of New Jersey that it will layoff 47 employees at its Gloucester City plant effected June 30. Senneca Holdings Corporate Office located on 5th Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) Established in 1956, Thermoseal manufactures and sells doors and insulating glass units used as part of the display, reach-in, and walk-in cases and compartments. Founded by Ira Fine and his brother-in-law Irving Newman, Thermoseal... Read more →


Happy Mothers Day to All The Moms in The World

EDITOR'S NOTE: We first published this article in 2008. Because it is such a great story we bring it out from our archives each year on Mother's Day to share with you again. The author is unknown. I was looking for a photo to use with it and I thought why not use a picture of our mother, Mazie (Tucker) Cleary who passed away in 1995. I feel it is a nice tribute not An earlier photo of our mom only to her but to all Moms throughout the world on this special day. Our Mom is up to heaven now... Read more →


Spencer Hopes Feds Bailout Small Towns; Schools to Be Demolished; Development Plans In Limbo

(UPDATED May 16, 2020)-- Regarding the cost to demolish the Highland Park School and the plans for the property Terri Weeks, Gloucester High School Business Administrator said, "The Highland Park demolition project bid was awarded to the Ambient Group in the amount of $254,400. The district is in discussion with regards to the use of the property after the demolition project is complete. " William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(May 8, 2020)--Earlier this week CNBNews spoke with Gloucester City Mayor Dan Spencer regarding a number of topics such as the demolition of two empty neighborhood schools; the status... Read more →


CNB Tips & Snippets: More on GCity Shooting; Lipkin's Closing; Beaches Open; No Matter What!

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews UPDATE ON SHOOTING--Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the department, was asked for an update on last week's random shooting in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Thursday, April 30 two vehicles parked in the 900 unit block of Powell near Lane Avenue were struck by bullets in the morning. Further investigation by police led to the discovery of a third vehicle and a residence on Lane Avenue near Little Hunter being struck by bullets also. Burkhardt said last week, "Some residents reported hearing what sounded like several gunshots in the area... Read more →


Today's Chuckle: Jon Stewart's 2015 Shtick of Joe Biden

VIDEO Joe Biden was called out by Jon Stewart and the “Daily Show” for “groping” women back in 2015, video from the Comedy Central archives show. In a segment that also featured then-show correspondent Samantha Bee, Stewart played multiple instances of Biden being hands-on with women and noted how all the touching might come back to bite him if he sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. “In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort,” Biden said. “And not once — never — did I... Read more →


Cars and a Home Struck by Bullets in Riverview Hts. Section of Gloucester City; Police Investigating

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(April 30, 2020)--CNBNews received a tip this evening from a Gloucester City resident who asked about a car being hit by bullets on Thursday morning (April 30, 2020) in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police said, "On Thursday, April 30 at 10:21 AM police were dispatched to the 900 Block of Powell Street for a vandalism report. Upon arrival, it was determined that two vehicles parked in the 900 block of Powell near Lane Avenue had been struck by bullets. Further investigation... Read more →


Some Employees of Produce Market in Brooklawn Have COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus

updated/ corrected Saturday afternoon, May 2, 2020, we received the following Facebook message from Verichio's Produce regarding our questions that we asked on Wednesday. We wanted to know when they first learned that the employee was sick. Did they threaten her or any other employee with being fired if they told anyone they had the illness? Who made the statement we don't know since there was no name with the message As soon as we found out one of our employees had come down with the virus we informed all of our employees and suggested they get tested if possible or... Read more →


(Video) Wide View of Philadelphia Flyover

CNBNews photo (CNBNews.net) (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) (April 28, 2020)--The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, honored frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton, and Philadelphia. Below is a wide view of the Philadelphia flyover taken from Holt Logistics Marine Terminal, Gloucester City, NJ. CNBNews would like to thank Leo Holt, Kurt Ferry, and Jerry Madden for their hospitality. Several hundred people crowded the Gloucester City waterfront looking for a place to view the event. When it was all over traffic on... Read more →


Republican Hirsh Singh: “Open Up The New Jersey Economy”

LINWOOD, NJ (April 28, 2020)--— Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Hirsh Singh called for the calibrated reopening of the New Jersey economy and ending the lockdown of the state. While speaking to his supporters, Singh presented his plan that would not only open up the economy, but also help contain the spread of COVID-19. According to Singh's plan, we should continue all efforts to contain and control the virus in the areas that have been hit the hardest, but in areas where we have healthy low-risk individuals able to work and which have not been as seriously hit as the areas... Read more →


CNBNews March & April Cheers and Jeers

Jakob, a Gloucester City Middle School student doing his part to fight the pandemic (source https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterMEC/) CHEERS-Jakob, a Gloucester City resident who is an 8th grader at the Gloucester City Middle School is making ear relief bands for doctors and nurses. The doctors and nurses wear masks for 12+ hours straight. Because of this, their ears get irritated and leave marks and cuts. The masks can attach to the ear relief bands and take the pressure off their ears. Jakob’s dad has a machine that can cut these out of sheets of plastic. Their goal is to make 500 bands. So... Read more →


Congressman Says Banning Church Services Violates First Amendment

March 13, 2020 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards expressing concerns that an executive order banning church services with more than 250 people would violate First Amendment protections in the U.S. Constitution. The letter reads, in part, “As you know, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution specifically bars the government from making laws respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. I agree that all our constituents and religious leaders should follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). However, the... Read more →


Pennsylvania Hotels See Occupancy Rates Plummet as Result of Virus Restrictions

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Hotels across Pennsylvania are struggling as the COVID-19 outbreak has caused occupancy rates to plummet in the just last few weeks. According to Pittsburgh’s WESA-FM, the city’s downtown lodging places typically have a booking rate of about 65 percent in mid-March. This year, they’re about 7 percent filled. In and around Philadelphia, a number of hotels have announced layoffs or furloughs, including the Warwick Rittenhouse Square and Wyndham Garden hotels. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported those two venues account for more than 90 job losses. Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide stay-home order... Read more →


CNB Opinion: A Change is Needed, and Needed Fast

"If this government-ordered shutdown continues for much more than another week or two, the human cost of job losses and bankruptcies will exceed what most Americans imagine." ~Wall Street Journal Op-Ed William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor What this Coronavirus Pandemic is doing to the United States of America is beyond belief. Never in recent memory has anything like this happened in our country. If someone had told you in January that the government would... Stop you from going to work Force you to close your business, Keep you from practicing your religion Keep you from your vacation home or... Read more →


Former Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus In Their Location

UPDATED (see asterisk below) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC--We have been in South Carolina for several weeks and will be home this weekend. Each February-March we, like so many other snowbirds from the north, head south to get away from the cold temperatures. We stay in a rented home on Hilton Head Island. Like most people we have been captivated by how devastating this Wuhan virus (also known as the Coronavirus) has become. Sadly more and more people are dying from it. Just recently we heard that a Gloucester City woman in her 30's has the... Read more →