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Camden County Announces Code Blue Advisory Wednesday Night into Friday Mornight

(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 Wednesday evening into the morning of Friday, Dec. 2. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning Nov. 30 and ending the morning of Dec. 2. Temperatures during the code blue will drop as low as 32 degrees. Please note that the new after-hours code blue emergency hotline is 2-1-1. “We’re seeing more seasonable temperatures as winter approaches,” Betteridge said. “And as the temperature drops to dangerously low levels, we need to make sure everyone is inside and away from these frigid elements. 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.”... Read more →

CC Board of Commissioners to Honor Seven Veterans

OAKLYN, NJ (November 30, 2022)--Veterans and their families will join the Board of Commissioners and other local officials for a ceremony where seven veterans will be honored with the Camden County Military Services Medals. Commissioner and Gold Star mother, Melinda Kane, liaison to the county’s Office of Veterans Affairs, talked about the importance of the ceremony for the municipality. “These men and women have displayed true bravery and patriotism; for that, they deserved to be honored,” Kane said. “We invite all residents of Camden County to join us in this celebrating these heroes and their service to our nation.” The Camden County Military Service Medals were created by the Board of Commissioners to honor the veterans of Camden County who have served the United States with honor and courage. The medals include the Vietnam Service Medal, the War on Terror Service Medal, the Military Service Medal, and the Korean War... Read more →

Kanji Noodle Bar Grand Opening in Piscataway

New Noodles in New Jersey Kanji Noodle Bar in Piscataway, NJ, Feeding First Responders and Hospital Workers During a Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, December 8. PISCATAWAY, NJ--Kanji Noodle Bar is planning a Grand Opening celebration at 1326 Centennial Ave. in the Piscataway Town Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, on Thursday, December 8th at 4 p.m. The company is hoping to feed more than 100 first responders and hospital workers during the festivities. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant features 120 seats and will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. through 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. “We’re hoping to feed more than 100 first responders and hospital workers from the Piscataway community during our Grand Opening celebration to give back to them after the more than two brutal years that they’ve been taking care of us during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said VP Beau Stickley.... Read more →

Samaritan's 2023 Celebration of Life Gala, Feb. 11

Mt. Laurel, NJ – Samaritan announced it will hold its annual Celebration of Life Gala, presented by Holman Enterprises, on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cherry Hill, N.J. This marks the return to an in-person format for the annual fundraising event, which celebrates Samaritan’s 40+ years of providing quality, compassionate care to more than 11,000 families annually throughout Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties. “We are so pleased that our 2023 Celebration of Life Gala will return to an in-person format this year, allowing us to share, celebrate and create meaningful moments together,” said Phillip W. Heath, president and CEO of Samaritan. “As our premier event, the Gala allows us to honor our organization’s mission to serve, while recognizing all of the generous people who make our organization uniquely Samaritan – team members, volunteers, Board members, community partners, supporters and advocates... Read more →

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Christopher Lamont Stimpson, Jr., 24, of Greensboro, NC, Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Puppies from Lancaster

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Christopher Lamont Stimpson, Jr., 24, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was sentenced to six years and six months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $1,660 in restitution by United States District Court Judge Edward G. Smith for robbing a Lancaster County puppy breeder and his family at gunpoint in order to steal five French Bulldog puppies in October 2020. In April 2022, the defendant was convicted of robbery, which interferes with interstate commerce (Hobbs Act robbery), and interstate transportation of stolen goods in connection with the robbery. Evidence presented at trial proved that to gain access to the puppies, dogs with a total value of more than $23,000, Stimpson posed as a customer seeking to purchase five French Bulldog puppies, only to pull out a gun, point it at the victims, and steal the animals. One... Read more →

Delaware's Hunting /Trapping Seasons Open in December

Additional Delaware hunting and trapping seasons are set to open in December, including a special antlerless deer season, which opens on Dec. 10 and extends through Dec. 18, and multiple furbearer trapping seasons opening Dec. 1, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Duck, Canada goose, woodcock, snipe and other hunting seasons also open during the month. Archery and crossbow hunters are reminded that they are not allowed to harvest antlered deer during the special December antlerless deer season. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2023, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at All deer harvested by hunters must be registered online within 24 hours at or by calling toll free 855-DEL-HUNT (855-335-4868). Successful deer hunters who wish to donate venison to those in need are encouraged to participate... Read more →

The Carbon Footprint of Qatar's Massive $220B FIFA World Cup

Michael Fisher I TradingPedia Since Qatar won the bid in 2010 to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup, the country has been busy preparing for the prestigious event set to kick off on November 20. The World Cup, which will see 32 national teams compete, starting with a match between Qatar and Ecuador, will attract some 1.5 million visitors to the tiny desert country. The tournament is expected to bring $4.5 billion in revenue (for FIFA). However, is dwarfed by the estimated investment of $220 billion Qatar has had to make to prepare for the World Cup. This includes the construction of seven new stadiums and the renovation of another one as well as the building of roads, hotels, a metro system and other infrastructure necessary to accommodate such a huge amount of visitors to a country which is practically a desert. It is unclear how much Qatar itself will... Read more →

Kathryn Lillian Weist, of Mt. Ephraim, 30 year Gloucester City School Bus Driver

Kathryn Lillian Weist, age 90 of Mount Ephraim, NJ, passed away November 24, 2022. Kathryn was the wife of the late James Weist, Sr. She was born in Mount Ephraim to the late Henry Mingle, Sr, and Mary (Adleton) Mingle. Kathryn worked as a school bus driver for over 30 years. Those who rode her bus from the Gloucester City School District will remember her as "Miss Kate." We have been blessed with the presence of Kathryn in our lives. Her children will miss her: Diane Vilardo and her husband Fred of Albrightsville, PA, Judi Fox and her husband Terence of West Deptford, NJ, and Patti Fayer of Edgewater Park. NJ. She was the loving grandmother to Jeff, Jay, and Christi Vilardo, James Weist, III, Tess, and Ian Fox, and the loving great-grandmother of Greg Veach, Jaymi and Zach Vilardo, Morgan and Declan Weist. She is also survived by brother... Read more →

Stephen Bennett, 46, of Berlin NJ Found Guilty

Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Defrauding COVID-19 Relief Programs and Illegally Possessing a Firearm CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, resident was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in fraudulently obtaining Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) benefits, fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits, and illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Stephen Bennett, 46, of Berlin, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Karen M. Williams to an information charging him with one count of bank fraud conspiracy, one count of wire fraud, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Williams imposed the sentence on Nov. 21, 2022, in Camden federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: In 2020, Bennett conspired with Rhonda Thomas, 38, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, to submit... Read more →