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

Chef Chance Anies Now Chef in Residency at Volvér on Kimmel Cultural Campus

* Chef Anies will use the unique opportunity to support spotlight and elevate the profile of Filipino food while raising seed funding for a brand-new brick-and-mortar restaurant * Philadelphia, PA - Chef Jose Garces announces Chef Chance Anies as the next Chef in Residency at Volvér on Kimmel Cultural Campus. Chef Anies' residency will run through January 8, 2023. Funding will both help Chef open a brand new brick and mortar restaurant and raise money for his selected charity Hope for Kids. Currently, Anies' menu will include Lumpia, Pandesal, Embutido Meatballs, Arroz Caldo, Short Rib Kare Kare, Pork Munggo, Pancit Palabok, Pinakbet, Leche Flan and Turon. For the new Chefs in Residency Program, each Chef will showcase their top signature dishes on the Volvér menu for six to eight weeks, alongside Chef Garces' signature Portuguese-inspired dishes. Through a special donation program in partnership with the Garces Foundation, each Chef in... Read more →


SEPTA would like to advise Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail Line riders about upcoming service adjustments due to repair work. Shuttle buses will replace train service between Colmar and Doylestown Stations on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. Riders should add at least 15 minutes to their travel time and check this timetable, as shuttle bus departure times will be different from regularly scheduled train times. For real-time service updates, follow @SEPTA on Twitter. Read more →

The Endless Hunter Biden Saga Won't Go Away

image courtesy of The Daily Mail AVIS: Merrick Garland Ignores Calls For Hunter Biden Probe To Instead Interfere With Trump’s 2024 Chances Mike Davis | The Federalist Under Merrick Garland, the DOJ is little more than a partisan apparatus used to punish the Biden administration’s enemies. America dodged a bullet when Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley blocked Merrick Garland from becoming a Supreme Court justice. Now-Attorney General Garland has made it clear that he is a partisan operative with no interest in justice. He would have been a disaster on the Supreme Court. But instead of a permanent appointment to the court, Garland is inflicting lasting damage to the Justice Department. Conservative lawmakers have been demanding Garland appoint a special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe for months now, but he has ignored their pleas. Instead, Garland appointed Jack Smith as a special counsel to investigate his boss’s top... Read more →

John J. Steinmacher, 77 of Audubon

Peacefully on November 29, 2022 at home in Audubon, NJ, surrounded by his loving family. Age 77 years. Loving father of Shirley (Robert Copenhafer) Steinmacher and John J. Steinmacher, Jr. (Natasha). Dear grandfather of Hayden and Eliot Copenhafer, Katherine Steinmacher and Keenan Cephas. "Papa John" to Nicole (Howard) Good, Eric Manganaro, Victoria, Howard, Nathaniel and Benjamin Good. Beloved son of the late Joseph and Alvera Steinmacher. Dear brother of Marlyn (the late John) Sterling. He is also survived by a dear cousin, Kathleen Garnich, nephews; John, Michael and Terry, his kitty, Betty Boop and many dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday, December 5, 9 to 10 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. Funeral service will follow at 10 AM. Interment Egg Harbor City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's memory to... Read more →

South Street Jeweler Dimitre Hadjiev Convicted of Selling Counterfeit Rolexes and Financial Fraud Crimes

Dimitre Hadjiev’s store wasn’t a legitimate business – it was a front for fraud,” ~Jacqueline Maguire, Special Agent in Chargeof the FBI’s Philadelphia Division PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Dimitre Hadjiev, 41, of Upper Darby, PA, was convicted at trial of charges including trafficking in counterfeit goods and financial fraud offenses related to his sale of counterfeit luxury wristwatches. In September 2019, the defendant was charged by Indictment with a number of charges stemming from his scheme to sell counterfeit Rolex watches and watches with counterfeit Rolex parts. Evidence presented at trial showed that, since at least 2014, Hadjiev operated a jewelry store on the 300 block of South Street in Philadelphia, out of which he sold and customized watches and other jewelry. An investigation by the IRS and FBI revealed that Hadjiev was knowingly buying and selling counterfeit Rolex watches and customizing Rolex watches... Read more →

Michael D. DeFilippis, age 40, of West Deptford

On November 29, 2022. Age 40. Of West Deptford. Loving father of Madison DeFilippis, Cierra DeFilippis, Kylie Buechlein; beloved fiancé of Jennifer Thompson; cherished son of James DeFilippis and Deborah “Debbie” DeFilippis (Jerry); brother of James DeFilippis (Gena). He is also survived by his loyal dog, Swiper. Michael was an avid fan of all Philly sports teams. He also loved fishing and being at the shore with his family. Memorial services will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 5 to 7 pm. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Michael D. DeFilippis. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City, NJ. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Tips and Ideas to Help Family Members Dealing with Alzheimer and other Dementia

For many, this time of year is marked with holiday celebrations which are often filled with sharing, laughter and memories. But for a family impacted by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, the holidays can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. To help you navigate the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of tips and ideas for engaging with family and friends while lessening stress and creating moments of joy. Before the celebrations begin, be sure to register to participate in one of our education programs with December offerings that include the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, and more. We continue to offer virtual, in-person and on-demand options. And remember, the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available to answer your questions, provide information or simply listen. You are never alone—during the holidays or ever. DECEMBER PROGRAMS Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (virtual) Understanding Alzheimer’s... Read more →

Emanuel P. Marinacci, "Mike Manuch", of Mount Ephraim

Emanuel P. Marinacci, "Mike Manuch", on November 25, 2022, of Mount Ephraim. Age 89. Beloved wife of Eleanor A. Marinacci (nee Hunt) for 47 years. Devoted father of Michael Marinacci (predeceased), Patricia Brown (the late Robert), Rita Bennett (Michael), Mary Martino (Tony), Eleanor Gorham, Margaret Pappalardo (Joseph), and the late Stephen Gorham. Loving grandfather of Danelle Jubinik (Dave), Christine Becker (Mike), Natalie Pappalardo, Brittany Shulz, Jessica Pappalardo, Stephan Gorham Jr., Anthony Gorham, David Bennett, and the late Michelle Brown, Adam Bennett, William Schulz, and Christopher Gorham. Dear brother of Esmeralda Caccise, Angela Micoli and predeceased by several siblings. Son of the late Michael and Sererina (nee Cataudo) Marinacci. Emanuel graduated from Camden High School and proudly served with the US Army. He was a sales manager for ADT Security for 38 years. He enjoyed watching "Gunsmoke" and listening to country music. He also loved Christian music, especially the Brooklyn Tabernacle.... Read more →

Obama Unilaterally Rewrites Law, Imposes Transgender Policy on Nation’s Schools

First published here on May 15, 2016 Ryan T. Anderson / @ryantand / May 13, 2016 All across America, parents, teachers and local school districts have been having conversations about how best to accommodate the privacy and safety concerns of transgender students while also addressing the privacy and safety concerns of other students. Solutions were found, such as the creation of new single-occupancy restrooms and changing facilities for transgender students while retaining girls’ and boys’ rooms for biological girls and boys. But activists attacked these commonsense compromise policies as “transphobic.” And now the Obama administration has said that a 1972 law settles all of these issues: Students are to be treated the same based on their “gender identity,” regardless of their sex. Obama’s departments of Justice and Education declared that “both federal agencies treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of enforcing Title IX.” >>> For... Read more →

Eastern Mediterranean Galley Display at Penn Museum

Crossroads of Cultures Photo by Eric Sucar Uncover a cosmopolitan hub of diverse cultures whose innovations shaped today's world. For more than 4,000 years, the Eastern Mediterranean has been a crossroads of cultural exchange between diverse peoples. Merchants, migrants, and soldiers met there to raise monuments to kings and gods, sail ships across the vast Mediterranean Sea, and share ideas in unexpected ways. Today, the region includes Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus. The new gallery highlights the great creativity of the region’s distinctive material culture, shaped by both conflict and collaboration. Concepts that emerged in the Eastern Mediterranean gave rise to major religions around the world and the alphabet we use today. Gallery at-a-glance Explore this reimagined, multi-sensory 2,000 sq. ft. gallery See 400 artifacts from the Penn Museum’s own excavations throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, ranging from the Middle Bronze Age to the 1800s. Touch replica... Read more →