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Theodora Fifis, 77, of Brooklawn

Fifis,Theodora (nee Kontaxis), age 77, of Brooklawn on September 20, 2022. Beloved wife of the late George Fifis. Devoted mother of Emanuel Fifis of Brooklawn and Franceska (Jeffrey) DeMarco of Cherry Hill. Loving grandmother of Nicholas Fifis, Giorgia DeMarco, and Joseph DeMarco. Dear sister of George Kontaxis of Athens, Greece. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer St, Cherry Hill. NJ followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park Cherry Hill, NJ. Instead of flowers, donations may be made... Read more →


10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Share or Print this page Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don't ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn how you can help those affected by Alzheimer's. 1 Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage,... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Department Hiring, Starting Salary $59,795

PHILADELPHIA PA (September 4, 2022)--The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications from September 5th until September 30th, 2022. Start at $59,795. Residency requirements is waived for all applicants. advertising space donated by CNBNewsnet Read more →


Gloucester High Class of 1972 Celebrate 50th Reunion

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS photos provided by Gary Devine GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 21, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 17, the Gloucester City High School Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion at the Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard. Five years ago, the 45th Class Reunion was paid for by classmate Gregg Teears of Gloucester City. Amazingly, the 50th reunion was also paid for by two other classmates. Jim McGlade of Washington D.C. paid for the bulk of the bill, and one other donor wanted to remain anonymous. The committee paid for the decorations, favors, door prizes, and extra desserts. Gary Devine donated two... Read more →


YOU'RE INVITED! Gloucester City's Pack the Park Party

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 17, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City's Pack The Park event will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 2 PM to 8 PM at Proprietors Park, King Street and Jersey Avenues. Over 40 vendors will be selling their wares at the gathering. Some of the festivities include; 11 AM Car Show 2 PM Sidewalk Chalk Contest Bounce Houses and Children Fun Music all-day Beer Garden The celebration is sponsored by the Gloucester City Mayor and Council, the Gloucester City Celebrations Committee, Gloucester City Musical, and Cultural Arts Committee, New Jersey Irish Society and the Gloucester City Irish Society Related... Read more →


Gloucester City Residents Have You Seen Apollo?

Apollo- lost in Gloucester City, NJ on Friday, September 8, 2022, at 8 pm- large reward! Blue collar with a bow and no tags- share the word. If found please take Apollo to Gloucester City police department 313 Monmouth Street. source Ring Camera Read more →


John F. Krimmel, age 58 of Gloucester City

John F. Krimmel, age 58 of Gloucester City, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. John had an insatiable love for cars. Restoring them to beauty and working order was a passion of his own. He loved nothing more than making things that needed work beautiful in his own way. John is survived by his children Nicole Heitman, John Krimmel, and his mother Bobbi Steinberg. The Krimmel family has chosen to share their heartfelt stories privately. #crerancelebration #heartfelt © 2022 Creran Celebration LLC. All Rights Reserved Read more →


Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon, Retired Alice Costello School Teacher;

Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon died peacefully at her home in Paoli, PA, on September 3, 2022, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was 75 years old. Kathy’s entire life revolved around teaching and children. She grew up in Collingswood, NJ, and attended Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. She then spent over 20 years raising her family in Haddonfield, NJ. In addition to guiding the hearts and minds of her own three children, Kathy spent many years touching the lives of other children in her neighborhood, as well as through her home-based daycare center, and... Read more →


Camden County Republican Women Pancakes and Politics Breakfast

Camden County New Jersey Republican Women sponsor for Camden County GOP: Pancakes & Politics Breakfast Saturday, September 10 Lamp Post Diner 1378 Little Gloucester Road, Gloucester Twp. 8:30 AM Read more →


Beth Ann Walmsley, of Gloucester City, age 56

Christmas is the time of year to be with the ones we love. Sharing so much joy and cheer, what a wonderful feelin’. Watching the ones we love, having so much fun… Beth Anne Walmsley radiated the spirit of Christmas. She cherished peace and goodwill and was generous and kind. She had a quick wit and a good sense of humor. She adored those around her, was a good aunt and was a good neighbor. Because Beth Anne would not stop for death, he unknowingly stopped at her home for her on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. The carriage held but... Read more →


CNB Traffic Alert: I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed and detoured Thursday and Friday nights in Bellmawr

UPDATED The infamous Al-Jo Curve. Where I-76, I-295, and NJ42 meet in a mess of asphalt and concrete. source http://wikimapia.org Overnight closures necessary for drainage work (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, is scheduled to be closed for several nights as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. The closure planned for tomorrow, Thursday, September 8 has been canceled due to weather. Friday, September 9; Monday, September 12; and Tuesday, September 13 The I-295 southbound ramp to... Read more →


DEATH NOTICE: John and Michael Gorecki

John Gorecki and his brother Michael Gorecki, long-time Brooklawn and Florida residents passed away in August one week apart. A formal notice will be released by the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City in the near future. www.mccannhealey.com Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142. Read more →


Glassboro Car Show/Food Truck Festival Friday

GLASSBORO, NJ (September 1, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Annual Car show drives into Glassboro on Friday, September 2, 2022. For the 17th year in a row, car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey at the Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival, the premier car show in South Jersey. The viewing area will be on Rowan Boulevard in Downtown Glassboro and an anticipated 5,000+ attendees will have the opportunity to view over 300 vehicles while listening to live music, DJ Pepper Paul 92.1, and enjoying great food trucks and cold craft beer. The Glassboro Police Department released the following traffic advisement... The... Read more →


CNBNews Traffic Alert: Route 42 Lane Closures

Route 42 northbound lane closures tonight as Missing Moves project advances in Gloucester and Camden counties Closures necessary to set construction barrier (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Route 42 northbound tonight, as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Deptford, Gloucester County and Runnemede, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, September 1, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 2, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes on Route 42 northbound between the Route 55 interchange in Deptford and the New Jersey Turnpike in Bellmawr.... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: SHARED SERVICES

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It was announced this week on the Haddonfield Police Department's Facebook site that a state grant of $75,000 had been received. The purpose of the grant is to study the feasibility of combining the Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Haddonfield, Haddon Heights and Barrington. It is surprising that Haddonfield would want/need to decrease their property taxes. After all, Haddonfield is rich, isn't it? Well, the last year for which tax rates are available is 2019. At that time the average property tax rate for Haddonfield (which is 37th highest dollar amount of the 565... Read more →


AMERICAN LEGION Monday: Five Things to Know, Aug. 29, 2022

U.S guided-missile cruisers entered Taiwan Strait, another American was killed fighting alongside Ukraine soldiers 1. Two guided-missile cruisers steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the U.S. Navy's first “routine transit” of the waterway since the Chinese military encircled the island for extensive military drills earlier this month. 2. A Memphis native fighting alongside Ukraine soldiers is the latest American killed by Russian-backed militias in the hotly contested Donbas region of the besieged country, the State Department confirmed. 3. The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday injected a ray of hope in the standoff over the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at... Read more →


Michael R. Arrison, of Cinnaminson/Brooklawn, age 63

Cinnaminson – Formerly of Brooklawn. On August 23, 2022. Age 63. Predeceased by his beloved son, Michael Arrison. Loving step-father of Julian Gonzalez. Beloved brother of Charles J. Arrison, John (Angie) Arrison, Janice (Tom) Kern, Joseph C. (Karen) Arrison, Todd Arrison, Kim Arrison and Linda McClelland. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was born in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from South High School in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in South Omaha. He loved going to the movies (especially with his sons when they were little) and watching TV. Michael loved music and especially Metallica was one 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... 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... Read more →


Buy Your Football Frenzy Ticket Today

The Football Frenzy Fundraiser works as follows: *Each individually numbered ticket has a list of professional football teams on the ticket. Each team is given a corresponding team letter/symbol to be used throughout the season. *On each ticket there is a list for each of the 18 weeks of the football regular season. Under each week is a combination of 3 letters/symbols that correspond to the teams listed on the front. These 3 letters/symbols are the teams you will use for that specific week of the season. Your 3 teams change every week. *For each week you add the scores... Read more →


Patricia Ann Kraft, Longtime Brooklawn Resident

On August 13, 2022. Age 80. (nee Cline) Lifelong resident of Brooklawn. Daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Cline. Loving wife of 55 years to the late Christian M. Kraft, Sr. Loving mother of Christian M. Kraft, Jr. (Jacquelynn) and Elizabeth A. Muldoon (late William). Cherished grandmother of William Muldoon, Jr. (John), Dennis Muldoon (Samantha), Bridget Muldoon (Lauren), Jillian Kraft (Angelo), Rachel Kraft and Dennis Cline. Loving great-grandmother of Angelo, Lincoln, Clementine and Melanie. Beloved sister of Jerry Cline and Dennis Cline, her devoted caregiver. Predeceased by her siblings, John Cline (late Ethel), Catherine Zawojski (late Paul), William Cline... Read more →


GLOUCESTERITES TRAVEL TO PHILLY TO SEE ELVIS...VIDEO

CNBNewsnet photo GROWING UP GLOUCESTER- In the late 70s a bus load of Gloucesterites traveled to Philadelphia to see Elvis impersonator Ed Lucky perform. Some of those in the picture are (left to right) Helene Rettig, Jan Ferry, Jim Ferry, Kay Ferry, Peg Ferry, Bill and Babe Tourtual, Janet and Bob Bevan. (Standing)-Unknown, Connie Cleary and Bill Rettig. If you recognize anyone, let us know (CNBNews1@gmail.com). Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), or simply Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most... Read more →


New Data Shows Gloucester City Property Taxes Increased by 3.9%; Brooklawn Taxes Went Down

TRENTON, NJ (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--A recent article by NJ1015.com revealed that Gloucester City property taxes increased by 3.9%. Once again, Brooklawn's taxes went down. Many of the poor towns across Camden County also saw a tax increase. Lindenwalk's taxes rose by 14.8% • Audubon Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $7,379 | 1-year change: 1.1% • Audubon Park Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $2,695 | 1-year change: 2.8% • Barrington Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $8,640 | 1-year change: 1.9% • Bellmawr Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $6,521 | 1-year change: 1.5% • Berlin Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $7,745 |... Read more →


CNB Tips and Snippets: A Happy Ending; Repairs to HS Athletic Field; Swarthmore Avenue Dirty & Dusty

(August 16, 2022) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --A HAPPY ENDING—Our “Peyton and Me Meandering" article resulted in the removal of the garbage lying in front of 109 Elm Street within five hours after our story was published. Nearby residents said despite numerous calls to officials; trash was lying at that location for nearly a month. The same article was responsible for removing a derelict car (photo right). That car had become a safety hazard to the children living in the neighborhood. According to the people we spoke to, the car was reported to the police... Read more →


American Legion World Series 2022 Championship Preview

Two teams chasing history By Andy Proffet SHELBY N.C. (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--It took a little more drama than Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56 might have wanted, but their quest for a historic achievement remains alive. Troy (Ala.) Post 70 is chasing a bit of history themselves. Idaho Falls and Troy will face off in the 95th American Legion World Series championship game on Tuesday at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. The game will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. EDT. And follow on social media on Twitter (@LegionBaseball), Instagram (@TheAmericanLegion), and Facebook (@OfficialAmericanLegionBaseball and @AmericanLegionWorldSeries) using the... Read more →


Bellmawr Traffic Alert: Rt 295 Right Lane Closed Tonight

Reposition construction barrier in Bellmawr Long-term shoulder closure necessary to create a work zone (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials are reminding motorists that the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed tonight to reposition the construction barrier for retaining wall reconstruction as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. The right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, August 15, until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16. The closure will begin just past the Creek Road overpass before Exit 26, where the highway splits for I-76... Read more →


American Legion World Series Semifinals Today Starting At 4PM; See Videos of Sunday Games

ALWS Game 10: Alabama rallies to reach semifinals By Richard Walker SHELBY, N.C. (August 14, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Troy (Ala.) Post 70 became the second 2022 American Legion World Series semifinalist on Sunday afternoon. And Post 70’s 4-3 come-from-behind victory over League City (Tex.) Post 554 meant head coach Ross Hixon could finally take a deep breath shortly after the game’s final out. “It feels good to breathe a little bit,” Hixon said after his team improved to 2-1 in pool play and took their division’s top seed into Monday’s semifinals. “It was a heckuva baseball game. If anybody missed it, they need... Read more →


NEW PATCO TIMETABLE EFFECTIVE MONDAY

A new PATCO weekday schedule will take effect on Monday, August 15, with trains running every eight minutes during rush hours. The time adjustments were developed to increase schedule reliability and streamline rush hour departures with equal time intervals. The new schedule maintains frequent train service based on ridership needs. New schedule at-a-glance: Weekday Service: Morning Owl Service – No change. Morning Rush Hours – Trains run every 8 minutes for peak westbound travel. Daytime – No change. Trains run every 15 minutes. Evening Rush Hours – Trains run every 8 minutes for peak eastbound travel. Late Evening – Trains... Read more →


When School Begins Will Your Child Have Mental Health Problems?

On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Most Parents Believe Their Children Will Have Mental Health-Related Challenges Going Back to School Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 8, 2022) — Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling. A new national survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health, finds that 79%... Read more →


American Legion World Series Begins August 11; Meet The Eight Teams

By Richard Walker Aug 09, 2022 Teams arrive in Shelby on Tuesday for The American Legion World Series. Photo by Chet Strange/The American Legion Three of the eight teams in the 2022 American Legion World Series are making their first appearance in the tournament, which begins Aug. 11 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Troy (Ala.) Post 70, Camden (S.C.) Post 17 and League City (Texas) Post 554 are the first-time ALWS teams in the 95th edition of the event. Rounding out the field are two-time defending champion Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56, one-time champions Midland (Mich.)... Read more →


American Legion Baseball: Brooklawn Post 72 Defeated by Allentown for Second Year in a Row

Wood Ridge baseball field WOOD RIDGE NJ (August 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--For the second year in a row the Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 Red baseball team was knocked out of the state tournament by Allentown American Legion. The NJ American Legion State Championship game was played July 28 game at the Wood Ridge Athletics Complex. The final score was 2-0. Following the game, Allentown baseball manager Sahil Thakur told the Trentonian Times that he and his players had a plan and they stayed "with that strategy" throughout the game. Brooklawn has dominated the State Legion Championship tournament for decades winning 30... Read more →


Gloucester City GOP Release Statement Regarding Democrat Control City Violating New Jersey Sick Leave Law

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 2, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The NJ Office of the State Comptroller released a report two weeks ago regarding some municipalities' illegal use of sick leave. The Comptroller’s report stated that 95% of the 60 towns it surveyed were not following laws limiting sick leave payments. According to NJ1015.com the Comptroller said these communities were wasting taxpayer funds which add to higher property tax bills. Gloucester City is one of the communities who violated the state law, according to the Comptroller's report. Today, the Gloucester City Republican Committee and the Republican City Council Candidates released the following prepared statement about... Read more →


If A Nuclear Bomb Was Dropped on Philadelphia What would happen to New Jersey?

image courtesy of Nukemap GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 31, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--With all this talk of a war between the United States with China or Russia, one has to wonder what would happen here in Southern New Jersey if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the City of Philadelphia the largest metropolitan city in the Delaware Valley. To answer that question wpgtalkradio.com/ used NUKEMAP by Alex Wellerstein to see what would happen if a nuclear warhead hit New York, Philadelphia, Washington or New Jersey. The models show what would happen in aerial detonation, meaning the bomb would be set off in the... Read more →


Thief Steals Package from Brooklawn Homeowner

BROOKLAWN, NJ (July 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--A delivery driver left a package on the front porch of a Brooklawn residence today, Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, the homeowner's Ring camera captured this woman on video stealing the package. If you can identify the suspect, call the Brooklawn Police at 856-456-0750 Website http://www.brooklawn-nj.com/police_department 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... Read more →


CNB Traffic Alert: Route 42 southbound ramp closures at Leaf Avenue tonight

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced ramp closures on Route 42 southbound at Leaf Avenue/Exit 14 tonight as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. This is a continuation of work that began last month. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, July 21, until 5 a.m., tomorrow, Friday, July 22, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the ramps from Route 42 southbound to Leaf Avenue/Harding Avenue and from Leaf Avenue to Route 42 southbound. The closures are necessary to install overhang brackets. The following detours will... Read more →


Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 Opens State Finals Friday

The New Jersey State 2021 Runner-Up Brooklawn Legion the 2022 District 4 Champions opens play 3:30 Friday in Woodridge New Jersey, overlooking Manhattan NY, seeking revenge from 2021 Brooklawn the lone unbeaten team in 2021 Championship Game lost to a one loss team. Because of Tournament rules the Championship game was winner take all regardless of record The Brookers, a common name when Legion Baseball State Playoffs start will face District 4 runner-up Mullica Hill. Brooklawn with an overall season record of 22 - 2, defeated Mullica Hill the 2 times they met this season. Brooklawn lost one game locally... Read more →


*You Are Invited: The Belles of St. Marys/St Mary's Cadet Mass and Lunch August 8

MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022 AT 8 AM LOVE, PRAY, EAT EVENT OF THE BELLE'S OF SAINT MARY'S / SAINT MARY'S CADETS GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 18, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Former alumni and friends of The Belles's of Saint Mary's/Saint Mary's Cadets, and anyone affiliated with either group are invited to attend a memorial mass at 8 AM at Saint Mary's Church, Monmouth and Atlantic Streets on Monday, August 8. (Coffee/Snacks to follow). On the same day at 12 noon those interested are invited to lunch at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn Circle, Brooklawn. Please send the year you graduated and marched, taught to Carol... Read more →


CNBNews Tips and Snippets:

Gloucester City & Bellmawr CITED; Good News; Big Change at Moorestown Mall; Nudity in NJ; CNBNews Opinion

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY and BELLMAWR AMONG 57 VIOLATING LAW--The NJ Office of the State Comptroller released a report last week regarding some municipalities' illegal use of sick leave. The Comptroller’s report stated that 95% of the 60 towns it surveyed were not following laws limiting sick leave payments. According to NJ1015.com the Comptroller said these communities were wasting taxpayer funds which add to higher property tax bills. Only three of those 60 complied with the 2007/2010 law. Many towns allow public workers to convert unused sick days into yearly bonuses. Some promised to make extensive... Read more →


CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: Rt. 295 Southbound/Al-Jo Curve and Route 42 Northbound to Closed Friday Night

I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve and Route 42 northbound lanes and Exit 1B to be closed and detoured Friday night...Overnight closures necessary to repair attenuators... CNBNews graphic file (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Friday night closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, and the closure of Route 42 northbound lanes and Exit 1B to I-295 northbound for emergency guiderail and attenuator repairs as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. I-295 southbound closure The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and... Read more →


Len Lacovara Jr., Brooklawn Policeman, Owner of J&L Delivery, Army Veteran, GCHS Alum Class of '56

Leonard L. Lacovara, Jr. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 10, 2022 at the age of 85. Resident of Mantua, formerly of Brooklawn. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josette (nee Seyller); children: Nicholas (Lisa), John (Barbara), the late Len, and Marc (Donna); grandchildren: Crystal, Niccole, the late Marc (Alesa), Lauren, Kaitlyn (Anthony), Lenny, and Kendal; great-grandchildren: Noah, Rylie, Chloe, Alex, Carter Jo, and Cooper; sister, Danielle. Len was a stand-out athlete at Gloucester Catholic High School (Class of 1956) where he played football, basketball, baseball, and track. He is a proud... Read more →


Florida American Legion Post 135 Provides July 4 Escape’ for Veterans

wanting to get away from fireworks The American Legion JUL 05, 2022 After spending 10 years in the U.S. Air Force – much of that time as a field medic assigned to an Army unit in Afghanistan – Staff Sgt. Sean Liebman received an honorable discharge and a 90-percent disability rating in June 2020. He moved from Maryland to Crystal River, Fla., was close to opening a gym, was working to get licensed to teach CPR and began bowling at Manatee Lanes. It was doing the latter where he met and became friends with Vicky Post – and it was... Read more →


Owen William “Dink” Brennan, age 81; Member of Carpenter's Local #430 and #539, GHS Alumnus

Haddon Township – Formerly of Lake Worth, Florida, Gloucester City and West Collingswood Heights. Suddenly, On June 20, 2022. Age 81. Loving father of Owen William “Dink” Brennan Michael V. Brennan and Noelle D. Gray. Beloved grandfather of Ashley (David) Tori, Matthew Gray and Emily Gray. Dear brother of Eleanor K. (late Donald E. Sr.) McMichael. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Owen was known to all as “Dink” and was born in Camden City. He was raised in Gloucester City and was a proud graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1959. Dink was a... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 30, 2022)--A retired NJEA teacher got very upset with me for bringing attention to facts about Gloucester City's schools that are openly available on the city's and state's web pages. The teacher demanded that I stop writing about the schools. That will never happen, but I did allow a little time for the restoration of tranquility. I'm back. I looked into U.S. News trying to verify that which was written about Camden County school ratings for the 2021/2022 school year. Here are their ratings of the county's high schools (from... Read more →


Rob Radlinger, 49, of Gloucester City/Brooklawn; Mustangs Coach, Bartender, GHS Alum

On June 26, 2022. Age 49. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Brooklawn. Loving father of Kevin Radlinger, AJ Radlinger, Jack Radlinger, Michael Ritchie and Brandon Kraft. Loving fiancé of Lisa Ritchie. Beloved brother of Cherrie Hammer (Don) and Lisa Radlinger. Also survived by many cousins and loving friends who became family. Rob was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Eleanor Radlinger (nee Kubala). Rob was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1991. He worked many years as a corrections officer in Camden County. Rob was a longtime coach and mentor for Gloucester City Mustangs Football. He was a... Read more →


A LOOK BACK AT THE BEGINNING OF AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

History of American Legion Baseball American Legion Baseball is a national institution, having thrived through a world war, several national tragedies, and times of great prosperity as well as great despair. The league still stands behind the traditional values upon which it was founded in 1925. American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. The program is also a promoter of equality, making teammates out of young athletes regardless of their income levels or social standings. American Legion Baseball has been and continues to be, a stepping stone... Read more →


Bridgeway to Deliver Critical Mental Health Crisis Response Services to Schools

UNION, N.J., June 22, 2022 – Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services, formerly Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, northern New Jersey’s leading mental health services organization, will deliver critical school-based mental health care to children and families in Somerset County and Union County schools. These services are supported through federal funding for Outpatient Counseling Services in Union County, and funding from Somerset County for school-based services. Bridgeway will also provide training and support to school personnel. Seven out of 10 public schools reported increases in children seeking mental health services since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Institute... Read more →


Breathe Easy Signs Placed Throughout Camden County

(Blackwood, NJ) – Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ) recently donated 500 Breathe Easy signs to the Camden County Health Department in order to provide residents with smoke-free air in public green spaces. The goal of the donation is to distribute Breathe Easy signs to all 36 municipalities and in every park across Camden County, free of charge. These are metal signs that include the updated Smoke Free Air Act information and a no-marijuana symbol on them. “Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard that causes a variety of diseases, such as heart disease and various cancers, and... Read more →


Brooklawn's Fireworks Saturday Night; Annual Independence Day Celebration to be Held Monday, July 4

BROOKLAWN RESIDENTS--The borough's annual fireworks display will be held Saturday, June 25 (tonight). The event begins at 6 PM with the fireworks starting shortly after dusk. The Borough's Annual 4th of July Celebration will be held on Monday, July 4. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the celebration! The parade will begin at 10 am at New Broadway and Chestnut St. and travel south along New Broadway crossing the railroad tracks across from Lipkins Pharmacy to Memorial Park. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 9:00 – 9:45 am Parade Registration at West Side Firehouse (New Broadway & Chestnut St.)... Read more →