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

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 →

Wallace Walters “Uncle Wally”; Served with U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division During Vietnam War; Iron Worker

Wallace Walters “Uncle Wally” peacefully passed away on November 29, 2022, at the age 82. He was born on June 17th, 1940, in Philadelphia, PA and spent his childhood in Sea Isle City, NJ which made his love of the beach strong. Wallace is predeceased by his parents, wife Phyllis, daughter, Theresa and son, Robert. He is survived by his nieces who he dearly cherished, Kathy Diedel (James), Lauren Copertino (Ra`elle), Stephanie Jones (Gareth), and many other family and friends who will all miss his smile and funny sayings or quotes. His love for family and church was lifelong. Wallace was a member of the U.S. Army 101st Airbourne Division, serving as a hero during the Vietnam War. He loved his job working as a welder for the Iron Workers Local 11. He enjoyed time with family, fishing, boating, hunting and time spent at the Sea Isle beach. He enjoyed... Read more →

Newark DE. Cops Arrest Philly Man, Confiscate 2 lbs of Meth/Ecstasy Pills Released on ROR

NEWARK, DELAWARE (November 30, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--On November 14, 2022, Newark Police were contacted by the management of the Spring Hill Suites, located in the 400 block of Ogletown Road, after hotel management located drugs and drug paraphernalia in a room in the hotel. Newark Police obtained a search warrant for the room and located nearly two pounds of methamphetamine, more than 200 units of MDMA (ecstasy), other prescription medications and drug paraphernalia. The resident of the room, who had been contacted by Newark Police in the lobby of the hotel earlier that morning due to a medical condition, was taken into custody after his release from an area hospital. The resident of the room was identified as Brian Bernardo, 43, of Philadelphia, PA. Bernardo was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with: Possession with Intent to Deliver Drugs (3 counts) Possession of a Prescription Drug Without a Prescription... Read more →

Before You Buy An Electric Car Watch This Video

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, most electric vehicles today are powered by lithium-ion batteries. When damaged by something like saltwater, heat, or force, a chemical reaction known as thermal runaway can start inside the cells of these energy-dense batteries. In this state, the batteries heat up uncontrollably and can be prone to fires and off-gassing, resulting in explosions in confined spaces. Compounding the risk of thermal runaway is the fact that there’s no easy way of draining the energy out of damaged batteries—a separate concept known as stranded energy. This is true even after a fire has occurred and been initially extinguished. In 2018, for instance, after a fatal crash and fire involving an electric vehicle in California, the car’s batteries reignited at a junkyard six days later. source: Electric car fires = Firefighter Nightmares. #electric #nightmare #firefighter Read more →

What Qualities To Have To Achieve Fantastic Results After You A Rabona Betting App Download

image courtesy of To achieve the desired success in sports betting, it isn't enough to have good analytical skills and knowledge of a particular sport. It's necessary to follow a number of certain rules. Let's take a look at the requirements a professional bettor must have. If you plan to a Rabona betting app download and stay in betting for a long time, you need to develop certain qualities in yourself. Evaluating A Player's Abilities In Betting Often many new players who a Rabona betting app download and place a couple of winning bets think that betting on sports is an opportunity to make a quick and easy score. But that is far from the case. To succeed in such a difficult activity, you need to be able to: ● Conduct competent analysis; ● Know the basic principles of bank management; ● Know the theoretical base; ● Find valuable... Read more →

Herbert Smith, 33, of Philadelphia, Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of 8 Year Old

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Herbert Smith, 33, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to 45 years in prison and lifetime supervised release by United States District Court Judge Eduardo C. Robreno for his extended sexual abuse of a child who was just eight years old when Smith began molesting her. Smith must also register as a convicted child sex offender under state law. CNBNews graphic file In June 2021, the defendant pleaded guilty to seven counts of manufacturing child pornography. The charges stemmed from an investigation which exposed the defendant’s sexual abuse of this child victim when Philadelphia Police served an arrest warrant for Smith for his sexual assault of a different nine-year-old victim. When police arrested the defendant, officers discovered him lying in bed with the eight-year-old victim. Police seized Smith’s electronic equipment, and the subsequent forensic analysis by the Federal Bureau of Investigation... Read more →

Deborah Ann Maiese, 66, of Gloucester City

On November 28, 2022. Age 66. Of Gloucester City. (nee Sanderson) Loving and devoted wife of Mark A Maiese, Sr. Loving mother of Amanda Niedzwiadek (Jason), Mark Maiese, Jr. (Kristen) and Matthew Maiese (Amanda). Cherished grandmother of Aubrei, Rylei and Gabrielle Niedzwiadek and Hunter Maiese. Beloved sister of Sandra Krapf (Ralph) and Charles Sanderson, Jr. (Vicki). Debbie was predeceased by her granddaughter, Annalynn and her niece, Vicki Lynn. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Debbie was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. She was an avid fan of NASCAR, enjoyed camping with her family, quite bonfires at home and was a talented craft maker. Above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Saturday morning December 3, 2022 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Episcopal funeral service... Read more →

Tree For Every Delawarean Awards $60,000 in Grants

Five projects will receive a combined $60,000 in grant funding for tree plantings as part of Delaware’s Tree For Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI), announced by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and initiative partners today. TEDI works with Delaware conservation partners, including DNREC and the Department of Agriculture’s Delaware Forest Service, to enhance and support tree planting projects throughout the state, to plant 1 million trees by 2030. Over 72,000 trees have been planted with funds allocated through TEDI. Combined with funding from other sources, a total of 120,000 trees have been planted since January 2020. The latest projects will add almost 8,000 trees to this total and are to be completed this fall and next spring. The funded tree planting projects were selected from among 13 applications cumulatively seeking more than $250,000 in requests received during the latest funding round for TEDI. Project recipients, their TEDI grant... Read more →

Lawnside Volunteer Fire Company's History to be Featured in a Zoom Presentation

LAWNSIDE, New Jersey (Dec. 1, 2022) -- From bucket brigade in the 20th century to modern trucks and firefighting techniques, the Lawnside Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 has come a long way. Samuel “Butch” Funches, Jr., a life member and former chief, will talk about its 110- Past Chief Funches will be discussing the history of the Lawnside Fire Company! Register with the link, , to get the zoom link. year history in a Zoom presentation for the Lawnside Historical Society. This virtual event, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., is free to the public. Register in advance online at Funches, a former Lawnside policeman and member of the county sheriff's department, has spent 55 years as a Lawnside fireman. In 2006, he recorded a video oral history along with former chief Franklin Harper, Sr. Firefighting is a local family tradition with fathers, sons and grandsons serving in... Read more →

Lower Township Rotary Club Christmas Parade

On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the Lower Township Rotary will be hosting their 40th Annual Christmas Parade along Bayshore Road. The parade starts 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. CNBNews graphic file 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 →