Major Drug Ring Operating out of Gloucester Twp. and Camden Busted

Camden, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police, in conjunction with the Gloucester Township Police Department, have arrested Felix Cruz-Ventura, 42, Daniel Garcia, 41, and Jennifer Gonzales, 30, all of Camden, N.J., and Randy Mora, 35, of Gloucester Township, N.J., and dismantled a drug trafficking network as a result of a 17-month cooperative investigation dubbed “Operation Speed Bump.” Detectives seized $350,000 worth of drugs including 4 pounds of fentanyl, 5 pounds of heroin, and 6 pounds of cocaine. In October of 2019, detectives from New Jersey State Police Gangs and Organized Crime Unit and the Gloucester Township Police Departmentbegan investigating drug activity in Camden County. During the investigation, detectives discovered that Mora, Cruz-Ventura, and Garcia were allegedly distributing narcotics in the Gloucester Township and Camden... Read more →


Brooklawn Police Dept.

Becomes Member in Premier Program Designed to Protect Brooklawn's Children

BROOKLAWN, NJ (APRIL 12, 2021)--Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis announced today that his department has completed the necessary requirements to become a member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) program. The NCMEC released the following statement praising the Brooklawn Police Department on their accomplishment. From the moment the report of a missing child comes in, to the resolution of the case, every action taken has the potential to make the difference between a successful recovery or a tragic outcome. Police Chief Shamus Ellis The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) developed the Missing Kids Readiness Program to promote best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. Law Enforcement agencies and 911 Call Centers are... Read more →


Sindhi Foundation’s 350-mile Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love

The Sindhi Foundation’s 350-mile Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love began in New York City at the United Nations Headquarters. The Sindhi Foundation is excited to be walking through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and D.C., all in the name of human rights and climate change. Here are some updates: The Sindhi Foundation has received numerous new endorsements for their Long Walk. In the past few weeks, they have received the support and video messages from Congressman David Schweikert, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congressman Brad Sherman, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Congressman Adam Schiff, Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Congressman Raja Krishnamuthi and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, and many of whom are members of the Congressional Sindh Caucus. You can find the current endorsements on our... Read more →


NJ News Commons: NEW LAW WILL DISTRIBUTE $35 MILLION TO RESTAURANTS

On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that will direct $35 million to restaurants across the state. In total, five bills will support New Jersey businesses that have been severely affected by the pandemic. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will distribute the aid. (Patch / ROI-NJ) MURPHY AND FIRST LADY RECEIVE FIRST VACCINE SHOTS Gov. Phil Murphy and Tammy Murphy joined the millions of New Jersey residents who've been vaccinated for COVID-19. On Friday, they both got their first shot of the Pfizer vaccine. The couple now qualifies for the vaccine under the state's vaccine eligibility rules: they are both over age 55. (WHYY) PRISON OVERSIGHT OFFICIAL ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT The state official tasked with holding the prison system accountable will leave that post this... Read more →


*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PLANT TREES IN GLOUCESTER CITY

image source Pinterest GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(APRIL 12, 2021) The New Jersey Tree Foundation is looking for volunteers to help plant 40 trees along the 800-900 block of Mercer Street in Gloucester City. The date is Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 9 AM to 12Noon. See announcement below. Read more →


Soon Another Traffic Nightmare for Travelers Coming and Going Through Gloucester City

Klemm Avenue, one of the most dangerous overpasses in the US (May 25, 2013) The I-76 overpass at Klemm Ave. in Gloucester City, N.J. was named one of the worst bridges in 2013. The overpass was built in 1956. More than 191,000 vehicles use it every day, and $30 million has been earmarked for deck replacement CNBNews photo credit GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 12, 2021)(CNBNews--Residents in Gloucester City will be dealing with traffic detours in the very near future as the New Jersey Department of Transportation has pushed up their time table for the construction of a third large road project for the connected 76/42/295 corridor. The construction is beginning sooner than later because DOT is concerned about the poor condition of the Klemm Avenue... Read more →


Camden County College Professor William T. Lavell Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Employer

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BLACKWOOD, NJ (April 12, 2021)--William T. Lavell, a Camden County College Professor, a Caucasian, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the college claiming he is being paid less money than professors who are African-Americans. Gloucestercitynews.net files Lavell has been employed by the college since 1995. During that period, the 66-year-old Maryland resident has held the positions of Assistant Professor, Professor, Interim Dean, and Department Chair. In September 2020 Lavell submitted an Open Public Records Act request (OPRA) to the college seeking salary records for all college employees. As a result of that request Lavell, according to court documents, discovered stark racial disparities in salary between himself and his similarly situated, non-Caucasian counterparts, including Professors Melvin Roberts, and Lawrence Chatman,... Read more →


Parent's Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Cord Blood Banking

Giving the best for your baby is much more work than you expected. You plan many things, as simple as choosing a name to more complex things like developing a plan on what you want for your birth. Creating a birth plan is especially essential in the process. Thus, communication with your partner or doctor is also crucial. You may expect doctors to provide you a lot of options. There are prenatal testing options such as ultrasound, blood testing, and even cord blood banking. It may sound new to you; however, these can be the options you need to consider in the first few months. The cord blood banking decision should be considered during the early pregnancy stage. Deciding to bank your baby's cord blood... Read more →


Essential home selling mistakes that you must avoid

Selling your house can be a challenging and exciting project of your life! It gives you the scope to shift to a new location and earn a profit by selling your house. However, before you get all excited to see the “Sold” sign against your home, you need to be aware of a few mistakes that some people make. From not understanding the current real estate trends to not trusting your instinct, the errors are many. When you commit a mistake, it can result in frustrating after-effects. It can make you lose out on time and money. Here are a few errors that you need to avoid. Sell when you are not ready Placing your house in the market and listing service can be a... Read more →


What about you, Mommy?

When your kids ask about your own drug and alcohol history, what should you tell them? by: Carol Lloyd | September 21, 2014 “Did you ever try drugs, Mommy?” I paused as my 11-year-old daughter’s eyes flashed panic. How I got myself into the conversation was one of those meandering paths through the forest of torturous parental explanations. It all seemed so logical, so well-intentioned. … And now stupid, stupid Mommy, what had I done? My daughter is horrified by all notions of intoxication. If I drink an occasional glass of wine at dinner she regards me askance and asks if I’m drunk. If she hears about a kid at a given high school smoking marijuana, she declares she’s never ever going to that school.... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Being 55+ Has Its Advantages

MANAGING YOUR MONEY New wireless phone plans mean money savings and include Netflix. (NAPSI)—The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers—to the tune of 73 million and counting—and exerting an even greater economic impact. In fact, 55+ers are responsible for over half of U.S. consumer spending, according to AARP, contributing to the huge upsurge in online spending during the pandemic. If you are one of these lucky ones—as in 55 or older—you may not realize that you are actually the envy of many. People in this age group can save thousands of dollars a year on everyday goods and services so make sure you know about ALL of the discounts available to you. Whether planning... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Sports Heroes Who Served, Boxers and Patriots

DEC. 8, 2020 | BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. During World War II, Brooklyn, New York, was home to the Coast Guard's Manhattan Beach Training Station, where recruits were sent for basic training. The physical education regimen at Manhattan Beach was first class, featuring professional instructors in boxing, wrestling, track and field and judo. Heading the powerhouse boxing program was Coast Guard Cmdr. Jack Dempsey, who was the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. There were a number of champion boxers under Dempsey's tutelage, some of whom also served as instructors for the trainees. Among them was Lew Jenkins, who joined the Coast Guard in... Read more →


FRIENDS FOREVER: Baby Boomers Still Playing Together Even “Party Gaming” on Zoom

(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both. A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a nostalgic road trip back to the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Designed to be played by two teams, Boom Again features thousands of questions drawing upon Boomer’s memories of advertising slogans and jingles, politics and social movements, movies, music, television, and more. \ Groups of Baby Boomers are laughing their way through memories on a wide variety of their experiences: from The Twist to Disco; American Bandstand to Soul Train; Doris Day all the way to Janis Joplin, and on to Steve Martin; Hula Hoops to The Pill; and poodle skirts to mini-skirts. And they... Read more →


New Jersey owes $101.5 billion in public-employee retirement benefits

Beyond pension debts The Center Square (The Center Square) – Net liabilities in New Jersey for so-called other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which consist mainly of health care obligations to retired public employees, stood at about $101.5 billion in fiscal-year 2019, according to a recent analysis from the Reason Foundation. With a population of 8,882,190, the state posted a per-capita OPEB liability of $11,425, which represents the second highest value among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Reason study found. In total, these liabilities amount to 6 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, the researchers said. These debts are also geographically concentrated, with 15 government jurisdictions representing 50 percent of the total, the study found. In addition, any plan to expand Medicare... Read more →


CNBNEWS CHEERS AND JEERS FOR MARCH 2021

CHEER--The Cold Springs administration and staff put together a well-organized and safe event for students. They met with families outside to thank us for our help and support throughout this school year and also gave each student a brand new book along with an Easter egg and visit from the Easter bunny. The kids all seemed to enjoy themselves! JEER--Gloucester City is one of the most depressed communities in New Jersey. How can we afford to pay our public servants 60% more than what our middle-class homeowners are earning? We the taxpayers have become the servants who only exist to serve our public employees. No wonder we can't afford any capital improvements that are gravely needed in town!!" RELATED:PROPERTY TAXES Gloucester City in the Top... Read more →


COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: Rowan at the Bill Butler Invitational

ROWAN MEN’S 4X400 METER RELAY RECORDS TOP TIME IN NCAA DIVISION III AT BILL BUTLER INVITATIONAL CHESTER, PA (April 10, 2021)--– At the Bill Butler Invitational, the Rowan men’s 4x400 meter relay won with a time of 3:15.86, which is currently first in the NCAA Division III. The meet was held at West Chester University. Amara Conte, Vincent Delle, Hunter Barbieri and Francis Terry were on the 4x400 A meter relay. Jah’mere Beasley won the 200 meter dash in 21.72 and was second (11.01) in the 100 meter dash. Nana Agyemang finished first in the long jump with 22’ 8.50” (6.92 m). He had a second place (22.44) in the 200 meter dash and was third (11.17) in the 100 meter dash. In the 400... Read more →


College Lacrosse: Rowan Falls to TCNJ 22-11

EWING, NJ (April 11, 2021)-- - The Rowan women's lacrosse team had three goals apiece from Julia Grlica and Elise Cohan, but fell to 14th-ranked TCNJ, 22-11, in NJAC action today. The Lions scored the game's first four goals before Cohan notched her first for the Profs at 22:50. TCNJ then tallied four consecutive goals to run its lead up to 8-1. Grilica and Julianna Corson tallied back-to-back goals before TCNJ answered back with two more to increase the lead to 8-3. TCNJ (3-2; 1-1 NJAC) scored five of the next six goals to increase its lead to 10-4. Ashley Lechliter netted her first goal of the game during that stretch at 11:18, with the assist coming from Corson. Dara Hennessy had the Profs' last... Read more →


Profs Swept The Scarlet Raiders in NJAC Baseball Doubleheader; Victor Cruz Hit Grand Slam

GLASSBORO, NJ (April 10, 2021)- Senior Alex Kokos surpassed 200 hits for his career, and Victor Cruz hit a grand slam, to lead #20 Rowan to a 14-11 win over Rutgers-Newark. Lefthander Donald Zellman pitched a complete game in a 9-1 win as the Profs swept the Scarlet Raiders in an NJAC baseball doubleheader. Kokos entered the first game needing three hits to reach 200 and did that one better, going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI in the first-game win. Zellman threw a two-hitter and recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts while allowing just one run in the first complete game as a Prof. GAME 1 The Profs were in charge from the start, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after two innings.... Read more →


Buffalo Bisons to Call Trenton, NJ Home

BY SPECTRUM NEWS STAFF BUFFALO UPDATED 12:00 PM ET APR. 09, 2021 The Buffalo Bisons will not start their season in Buffalo. The Herd will instead call Trenton, New Jersey home, as reported by SpectrumLocalnews.com This is because the Toronto Blue Jays will start playing at Sahlen Field in June. The Jays will continue to play at their Florida training facility until then. The team remains unable to return to Canada due to restrictions at the border and a provincial-wide lockdown in Ontario due to a surge in coronavirus cases. They would play at Sahlen Field for the second straight summer after kicking off the home portion of their schedule at the team’s training facility in Florida. Read more →


Delaware State Police Arrest Westville Man Driving Stolen Vehicle Containing Illegal Drugs

Wilmington, Delaware (April 10, 2021)-- – The Delaware State Police have arrested 26-year-old Ronnie Watkins (no photograph available) of Westville, NJ, in connection with a stolen motor vehicle after a traffic stop Thursday night. The incident occurred on April 8, 2021, at approximately 9:48 p.m., when a trooper on patrol detected a blue Audi A4 traveling above the posted speed limit southbound I-95 at the Brandywine River Bridge inside of a construction zone. The trooper initiated a traffic stop and contact was made with the operator, later identified as Ronnie Watkins, southbound I-95 at Delaware Ave. A computer inquiry was conducted, and it was discovered the suspect’s vehicle was stolen out of Deptford, NJ. Watkins was then taken into custody without incident. A subsequent probable... Read more →


First Bank Participating in the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee

To Support Youth Financial Education Financial Literacy Month student challenge equips young people with money management skills and supports remote learning HAMILTON, N.J. —April 6, 2021— First Bank today announced that it is sponsoring the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee, taking place April 1-15, 2021. The EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee is a nationwide financial literacy challenge for high school students. As families across the country are struggling financially in the wake of the pandemic, from unemployment to career shifts to a reduction in income, the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee provides an opportunity for students to learn the critical importance of saving and budgeting for short-term and long-term financial goals. The virtual challenge, created by social impact education innovator EVERFI, and supported by leading financial institutions nationwide,... Read more →


VIDEO: Dedham HS Football Coach Fired for Objecting to BLM/Critical Race Theory

DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS--Judicial Watch announced that it filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of David Flynn, the father of two Dedham Public School students, who was removed from his position as head football coach after exercising his right as a citizen to raise concerns about his daughter’s seventh-grade history class curriculum being changed to include biased coursework on politics, race, gender equality, and diversity (Flynn v. Forrest et al. (No. 21-cv-10256)). The lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, seeks damages against the superintendent, high school principal, and high school athletic director for retaliating against Flynn for exercising his First Amendment rights. The lawsuit details that in September 2020, Flynn’s daughter’s seventh-grade history class, which was listed as... Read more →


Murder-Suicide in Carlstadt, NJ

CARLSTADT, NJ--(April 5, 2021)--Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced that an investigation revealed JAMES T. COX (DOB: 06/14/77; divorced; unemployed) of 601 6th Street, Carlstadt, NJ, murdered his ex-wife, 34-year-old Massiel S. Deoleo of Mahwah, NJ, and afterward committed suicide. The investigation was conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, the Mahwah Police Department under the direction of Chief Stephen Jaffe, and the Carlstadt Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Berta. On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at approximately 11:48 a.m., the Carlstadt Police Department received a phone call from a family member of Massiel S. Deoleo reporting her missing and stating that they were... Read more →


NJ'S Pick-6 Rolls to $6.5 Million for April 12 Drawing

TRENTON (April 9, 2021) – The Pick-6 drawing on April 8 produced eight winners of $3,791 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $11,373. The winning numbers for the Thursday, April 8, drawing were: 11, 17, 21, 29, 42 and 45. The XTRA Multiplier was: 03. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. The $6.5 million drawing will be held Monday, April 12, 2021. Read more →