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Two Juvenile THIEVES Steal Package from Riverview Heights Home in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, December 9, 2022–Today, at 4:12 PM, a FEDX package was stolen from the front steps of a Stinson Avenue home by two boys, one black, and one white. The one boy was wearing a multi-color hooded jacket with a mask. The other youngster was wearing a black hooded jacket. The package was left on the homeowner's doorstep by the FEDX driver just five minutes before it was stolen. Their photos were captured on a Ring camera. If you recognize either thief, please call the Gloucester City Police Department at 856-456-7789 or 856-456-0900. Read more →


Harry H. Duke Jr., age 58, of Gloucester City

Harry H. Duke, Jr., age 58 of Gloucester, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Cooper Hospital, Camden. Harry was born in Cherry Hill and had been a lifetime Gloucester neighbor. He was mechanically inclined, loved his trucks, and customized each of them. He worked many years with GML in West Deptford. Harry will fondly be remembered as someone who was always on the go but was helpful and generous on his way. Mr. Duke is survived by his brother Larry Duke and his wife Donna, and his feline friend “Minnie”. Harry was predeceased by his parents, the late Harry H. & his wife Esther M. (nee Strickley) Duke, Sr. Relatives, friends, and neighbors are invited to gather with the Duke family. We’ll be sharing our heartfelt stories on Saturday evening, December 10 between 5:00 and 6:00 pm at Creran Celebration Etherington & Creran Funeral Homes 700 Powell St.... Read more →


PATCO HAS A NEW SCHEDULE

PATCO shifts to a new schedule following the end of leaf season A new schedule will go into effect on Saturday, December 10. The new timetable marks the end of the current "leaf season" schedule. The new schedule contains slight adjustments in westbound and eastbound departure times. To view the schedule, click here. PATCO riders enjoy exclusive discounts and special offers simply by showing their FREEDOM Card or paper ticket. For a list of participating businesses and offers, visit PATCOperks.com Read more →


Pet Adoption Center Waives Adoption Fees this Weekend

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center waives adoption fees this weekend (Gloucester Township, NJ) – Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center and Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization, are teaming up for a holiday adoption event this weekend. From Friday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 11. All adoption fees will be waived on animals at Homeward Bound. The collaborative weekend-long event encourages people to open their homes to adoptable animals by choosing to adopt, not buy, their next pet. “There are so many pets in need of a loving forever home so we’re hoping to see a large turnout this weekend,” said Commissioner Jon Young, liaison to the animal shelter. “If you can, consider opening your home to a new dog or cat.” Best Friends has partnered with over 600 shelters and rescues for this holiday campaign. The three previous adoption weekends resulted in over 25,000 pets finding loving... Read more →


CODE BLUE ISSUED IN CAMDEN COUNTY

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that the region will be under a Code Blue Advisory Friday evening into the morning of Saturday, Dec 10. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning Dec. 9 and ending the morning of Dec. 10. Temperatures during the code blue will drop as low as 29 degrees. Please note that the new after-hours code blue emergency hotline is 2-1-1. “Conditions will be dangerously cold on Friday evening, so we need to ensure that everyone is inside and away from the elements,” Betteridge said. “It’s also important that our elderly residents and those living with disabilities have their heat in working order and that all pets are brought indoors.” When the Camden County Health Officer declares a Code... Read more →


Lower Township Rotary Parade Saturday, Dec.10

On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the Lower Township Rotary will be hosting their 40th Annual Christmas Parade along Bayshore Road. The parade is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. from Breakwater Plaza, at Breakwater and Bayshore Roads. From there, the parade will proceed Southbound onto Bayshore Road, to Rosehill Parkway in North Cape May and end at approximately 9:00 p.m. Motorists are advised to avoid this area for the duration of the parade, if they are not participating in it or traveling to the area to enjoy the festivities. Motorists can expect delays and detours. Bayshore Road will be closed along the parade route from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. Breakwater Road between Bayshore Road and Fishing Creek Road will be closed to through traffic from 4:30 p.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m. Pedestrians and motorists should use caution along the parade route. Although the road may be closed, it... Read more →


William “Bill” McConville, age 53, of Brooklawn,

William “Bill” McConville, on December 5, 2022, age 53, of Brooklawn, NJ. Beloved husband of Robyn McConville (nee Schaub). Dear step-father of Jonathan Burak (Nicole Valeriano). Loving grandfather of Rjay and Dominick. Cherished son of Roberta Rock and brother of Veronica (Nick) Weber, Kelly (Cass) Ellis, Wendy (John) Nekrasow and the late Roxanne Powers. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Bill worked for several years at Bradbury Burial Vault Co. In his spare time, Bill enjoyed fishing, playing with his dogs, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and most importantly, spending time with his grandsons. Bill was proud of his sobriety and was nearing the two year mark. Relatives and friends will gather for the visitation and funeral on Friday evening, December 9th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the BOCCO FUNERAL HOME, 1300 North Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Funeral services will be celebrated at 7:00pm Friday in the funeral... Read more →


Can cannabis help improve your sleep pattern? Find out how!

For most individuals, cannabis is only related to recreational use. However, it is a crucial element of healthy living. Yes, you heard it right. For average individuals, understanding this is vital if they want to take proper care of their health and well-being. Various adults these days have developed different diseases, and some of them also suffer from sleep apnea. Along with this, different categories of sleep disorders affect adults and aged people. If you also have difficulty falling asleep, it’s time to look at non-traditional means of rectifying the problem. While the general suggestion of avoiding caffeine, limiting your screen time, and getting exercise can make a difference; there is another way to deal with a problem. It is through marijuana. Cannabis has the potential to add to your sleep. Now it’s time for you to look at what experts believe. Understand how cannabis can assist you in sleep... Read more →


John Ryan, 63, of Cherry HillSentenced To 26 Months In Prison For Tax Evasion

CAMDEN CITy N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 26 months in prison for evading more than $1 million in federal taxes, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced. John Ryan, 63, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an information charging him with one count of tax evasion. Judge Rodriguez imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Ryan was working as an independent financial planner, helping to broker sales between clients and various financial businesses. One of these businesses engaged Ryan as a financial contractor to receive client funds on behalf of the business, and to operate and control one of its financial accounts. Ryan attempted to evade payment of his federal income taxes by converting the business and client funds in that account... Read more →


What factors have contributed to the growing popularity of microdosing cannabis?

Consuming or microdosing cannabis in minor quantities has emerged as a trend that has grown since the legalization of marijuana. Micro dosing in the western world is at its peak, especially since the legalization happened between 2019-2020. Pre-packaged cannabis and edibles are available both online and offline. They are available with low THC content, allowing individuals to consume a small dose of THC without any implication on their regular productivity. While microdosing refers to THC, it is beneficial to encompass CBD when discussing micro dosing. Combining CBD and THC provides a wide therapeutic window and reduces the side effect commonly known when utilizing THC. Detailed facts about micro dosing The term micro comes from the Greek word mikros, which means small. The name seems to be a minor amount of marijuana used to produce a continuous and mild effect. Proper micro dosing will only have an unnoticeable and miniature effect.... Read more →


SOUTH JERSEY Merchants Offer Special Holiday Promotion

INTRODUCING THE “CANDY CANE CHALLENGE” IN HADDONFIELD South Jersey Merchants Offer Prizes to Support Shopping Local this Holiday Season Haddonfield, NJ (December 8, 2022) – In an effort to encourage shopping at local, independent, and family-owned shops in Haddonfield, New Jersey, Haddonfield Financial Planning, a local business with lots of hometown pride, launched the “Candy Cane Challenge” – a chance for two winners to each take home a collection of fabulous prizes. How it works: From December 14 to 18, participants can visit Downtown Cookies® and Patricia of Mullica Hill – locally-owned businesses on each side of King’s Highway in Haddonfield – to guess how many candy canes are in a glass jar on each counter. Each jar has a variety of sizes of candy canes and its own total number. Participants can make as many guesses as they’d like. The two winners, announced on December 21, will be the... Read more →