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

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 →

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 →

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 →

TCNJ's Public Health Conducts Decriminalization Workshops ...

...for police departments, community groups and other organizations across NJ.' EWING, NJ December 8, 2022 – In early October, President Biden announced pardons for thousands of people convicted of federal cannabis possession charges. The move comes after decades of what many call a failed war on drugs and a snowballing opioid addiction crisis throughout the U.S. With 2022 setting a grim record of 3,000 overdose deaths so far in New Jersey, public health students and faculty in the newly rebranded School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) educate state-wide law enforcement and community organizations about treating addiction as an illness — not a crime. Partnering with the Open Society Foundations, TCNJ faculty members Dr. Natasha Patterson, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Dr. Michael Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Criminology and African American studies, and Dr. Sandy Gibson, Professor and Clinical Coordinator in Counselor Education,... Read more →

Consumer Alert: This Holiday Season Remember...Gift Cards Are For Gifts Not Payments

By Kira Krown Consumer Education Specialist, FTC December 5, 2022 Looking for a New Year’s resolution? Here’s one for you: Keep your hard-earned money safe from scammers by spotting and avoiding gift card scams. Then help others spot and avoid them, too. Scammers want you to pay with gift cards because they’re like cash: once you use a gift card, the money on it is gone. But what do gift card scams look like? Someone may call, tell you they’re from a government agency, and say you owe taxes or a fine. Or they may pretend to be a family member or friend in trouble, who needs money right away. Or they may say you’ve won a prize, but first must pay fees or other charges. In these and similar scenarios, here are signs you’re dealing with a scammer: The caller says it’s urgent. They tell you to pay right... Read more →

FarmerJawn Agriculture Expanding

Land Lady FarmerJawn Agriculture’s Christa Barfield to Lease and Farm 123 of Westtown School’s 600 Acres in West Chester, PA Beginning in January of 2023 WEST CHESTER PA--Christa Barfield, the owner and operator of FarmerJawn Agriculture, has announced a new partnership with West Chester, PA’s Westtown School, where she will lease 123 acres of the nearly 161-year-old Quaker institution’s 600-acre campus to create an organic farm with an unconventional model. The project will get underway in the beginning of January 2023. The land around Westtown has been cultivated for hundreds of years, starting with the Lenni-Lenape Tribe, and later through the farm and educational programs at Westtown School. Barfield will farm half the land and use it to stock a farm market already located on the premises as well as grow for local food businesses, food artisans, and chefs. The market will operate under the FarmerJawn name beginning next spring,... Read more →

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District Invites the Public to Shop Local for the Holidays

Philadelphia, PA - Northern Liberties Business Improvement District kicks the holiday season up a notch with the return of Northern Liberties Holiday Second Saturday and the Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shop on Saturday, December 10th, 2022. Head to the city's fastest growing neighborhoods for special events, festive happenings, visits from Santa and friends, make and take workshops, and shopping at Christmas markets around every turn. Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shop will take over North Bowl (909 N. 2nd Street) from 11:00am to 4:00pm with vendors and activities inside and out - including dozens of artists and makers, a visit from Krampus, make and take crafts, festive cocktails, delicious eats, and of course, bowling. Holiday Second Saturday in Northern Liberties will also include Naughty and Nice Merchandise Market at Tendenza from 10:00am to 3:00pm; Holiday Market and Photos with Santa at Jerry's Bar from 11:00am to 4:00pm; Enchanted in Northern Liberties... Read more →

The Rise of Online Entertainment

The world of entertainment today has changed the way people are entertained. Some would even say that the old ways of entertainment are slowly dying out because of the rise of the world of online entertainment. Gaming, reading, watching TV shows, and simply interacting are done online. All the industries related to the world of entertainment are pretty much online. Take the iGaming industry as an example. It started out in land-based casinos, and a portion of it is still present in that way, and nowadays is pretty much online. Players can access the best USA casinos, the ones in Canada, the UK, and other countries to enjoy their favorite casino games. In short, the rise of the Internet has changed the world of entertainment in many ways. A deep dive into the changes will show you how much the world of entertainment has morphed. Streaming Platforms When you ask... Read more →