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

Political Staffer Antonio Teixeira Admits Scheme to Defraud Campaigns and PAC Groups in New Jersey

CNBNews graphic file NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County man who previously served as a staff member in the New Jersey Senate today admitted his role in a conspiracy to falsely inflate the invoices that a political consultant submitted to various campaigns, political action committees, and IRS 501(c)(4) organizations, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Antonio Teixeira, 43, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of tax evasion. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From 2014 to 2018, Teixeira conspired with Sean Caddle, and Caddle’s political consulting firms, to defraud various campaigns, political action committees, and 501(c)(4) organizations of $107,800. Teixeira then failed to report this illicit income on tax forms that he filed with the IRS during those same years.... Read more →


How to find the best Canadian casinos 

Finding the best online casinos canada is not as difficult as one might think. In fact, there are a few key things that players can look for in order to ensure they are playing at a reputable and trustworthy casino. First and foremost, players should always do their research before signing up at any online casino. Reading reviews from other players is a great way to get an idea of what to expect. Another important thing to look for is whether or not the casino is licensed and regulated by a reputable governing body. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission is one of the most well-known and respected gaming commissions in the world, and casinos that are licensed by them are considered to be safe and trustworthy. Finally, players should always make sure that the casino they choose offers a fair and honest gaming experience, with games that are properly tested for... Read more →


BANKSY WAS HERE: Exhibition Runs Dec. 3 to Jan. 31

photo provided Philadelphia, PA – Banksy Was Here: The Exhibition, an "unauthorized" Banksy exhibition, opens at Philadelphia Fashion District this Saturday, December 3, 2022 and runs through January 31, 2023. Don’t miss its arrival and debut in Philadelphia! The experience will plunge visitors into the universe of the enigmatic Bristol-born street artist, offering an incredible journey featuring over 80 genuine and certified artworks from private collections. This experience and collection will make its world premiere right here in the city of brotherly love, after select pieces have toured the globe in 15 other cities. Tickets are $22.90 and up, with children under four free, and discounts available for seniors, students, military, and groups (15 or more tickets). The exhibition will take place at Philadelphia Fashion District, at 901 Market St, with the entrance on the outside of the mall at the 9th and Market intersection. Tickets and additional information are... Read more →


Couple Found Dead in West Deptford; Authorities Rule Incident was a Murder-Suicide

CNBNews graphic files DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP NJ (November 30, 2022)--On Monday, November 28, 2022, at approximately 6:50 pm, the Deptford Township Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Ogden Road, Deptford, NJ, for a well-being check. Responding officers discovered the bodies of the resident, Erin A. Gatier, 47, and her ex-boyfriend, William W. Beattie, 47, of Landisville, New Jersey, deceased inside the residence. The investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Crime Scene Units, conducted in close partnership with the Deptford Township Police Department, determined that Beattie forced entry into Gatier’s Ogden Road residence, where he shot and killed Gatier before committing suicide. Autopsies conducted on November 29th by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that both Gatier and Beattie were fatally shot, with Gatier’s manner of death determined to be homicide and Beattie’s as suicide. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Brandon... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Thank The New Jersey State Board of Education For This High School Graduation Mess

The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) is keeping complete statewide test results under wraps, but partial reports released to school districts show that just 39% of students who took the first ever administration of the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency PRESS RELEASE Assessment (NJGPA) last March passed the English Language Arts section, and just 50% passed the Math section. The low passing rates are a direct result of the State Board’s last-minute decision to raise the passing score on the new exam and reject a lower benchmark recommended by both the test vendor and the NJDOE’s own assessment officials. Only one thing is preventing a graduation crisis for this year’s senior class: legislators responded to the State Board’s action by suspending the exit exam requirement for the class of 2023 and directing the NJDOE to use the new exam as a “field test” only. Citing the “unique and pressing challenges” of... Read more →


PEDEGO HADDONFIELD E-BIKE SALES BOOMING

Electric Bike Shop Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary This December Haddonfield (November 29, 2022) – Electronic bikes are growing in popularity in South photo provided Jersey as Pedego Haddonfield, a family-owned small business celebrates its 2nd anniversary this December. Since its December 2020 opening, Pedego Haddonfield has sold more than 300 e-bikes and has rented e-bikes to hundreds of customers. Owners Patrick and Wendy Reilley, who reside in Tabernacle, own Pedego Haddonfield and Pedego Princeton and run the stores with their three sons. The Reilley's discovered Pedego while on vacation in Maine. Patrick, who deals with chronic pain from a back injury, couldn’t join his family on bike rides until he found e-bikes. Electronic bikes include a motor that helps with pedaling. Riders can pedal completely on their own, get some assistance, or let the bike do the work for them. Located at 31 Kings Highway E. in Haddonfield, Pedego offers a... Read more →


Haddon Hts. Business Owner Donates $2,000 to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers in SJ

Sewell, NJ (November 29, 2022) — Local businesswoman Julie Bertonazzi, of the Haddon Heights-based Jules Portrait/ShowUrSexy, recently celebrated her 20th year in business by raising $2,000, supporting the Comprehensive Breast Center at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center advanced care hubs in Cherry Hill and Washington Township, NJ. Bertonazzi offered discounted rates and donated the proceeds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month from her portrait photography services, which promote empowerment and confidence in women. Funds raised will provide patients assistance with transportation, medical supplies, wigs, and more — helping ensure they can focus on getting better and not choosing between medical care and paying bills. The donation will also help further breast cancer diagnosis and treatment — including advanced screening techniques, clinical trials, breakthrough oncology treatments, and more. For more information, visit www.JeffersonHealth.org/cancer. Shown at the Giving Tuesday check presentation, from left (bottom row), are: Julie Bertonazzi with Director of Development Julie... Read more →


Unlawful Non Citizens Arrested for Sex Offenses

WASHINGTON — Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations Washington, D.C. Field Office apprehended four unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses during a nationwide enforcement effort Oct. 22 through Nov. 4. The law enforcement action conducted by ERO resulted in a total of 138 arrests nationally, including some of people who had already been ordered removed from the United States but failed to depart. This enforcement operation was implemented to address unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses. Cases amenable to federal criminal prosecution may be presented to the appropriate U.S. attorney’s office. Individuals listed here will remain in ICE custody pending immigration proceedings. “ERO Washington, D.C. cannot allow sexual predators to operate freely in the Washington, D.C. metro area,” said ERO Washington’s Assistant Field Office Director Jason Ritchie. “We remain dedicated to protecting law-abiding residents against criminals seeking to take advantage of their... Read more →


Good News:TCNJ's AmIOK Program Receives $1 million VOCA Grant

EWING, NJ December 1, 2022 – The newly rebranded School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) today announced its trauma-informed campus initiative, AmIOK, has been awarded another $1 million Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to expand to other colleges in the Mercer County, NJ area. “We’re expanding services provided by the AmIOK program to other colleges to share our work with higher education institutions that might not have the resources to develop a trauma-informed campus community. In a recent college-student survey, 95% of respondents reported negative mental health symptoms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those with previous trauma caused by experiencing a criminal act are likely to have even higher rates. Our vision is to cultivate a trauma-informed campus community that supports and promotes healing for all,” says Dr. Dara Whalen, TCNJ Assistant Professor of Nursing and AmIOK Executive Director. Along... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Christmas Movies To Avoid

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Christmas movies that would be good to avoid: Most Christmas movies are endearing, if somewhat simple, but hardly a year goes by without some studio offering some really slimy fare. This year is no exception. CNBNews graphic file Playing off of “Silent Night,” Universal Pictures is bringing out “Violent Night” on December 2. The plot involves Santa Claus seeking to rescue a family from mercenaries. Santa is anything but gentle—he is a master of violence. According to one reviewer, the movie contains “constant harsh but bloodless violence, including gunplay, explosions, and torture, some sexual humor, a few uses of profanity...and crass language.” The movie’s director, Tommy Wirkola, previously directed “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” a 2013 film which was slammed for its “pervasive gory violence.” Pat Casey and Josh Miller, the script writers, have a history of dealing with violence and Christmas. They... Read more →