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

Celebration of New Jersey Wine Regions at Garden State Wine Growers Association

Second Annual International Wine Summit A Full Schedule of Teaching and Tastings Paid Tribute to the Judgement of Princeton (Atlantic City) – The Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) held its second annual International Wine Summit, Monday, June 3, 2024, at Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus. Dozens of wine experts from New Jersey to Italy celebrated a two-fold mission: sharing the stunning quality of New Jersey wines with an international audience while exposing Americans in underrepresented regions to Italian wines. The summit offered an educator’s spin on wine tastings with panel discussions featuring representatives from New Jersey’s wineries along with... Read more →


Sun Safety! Six Million People Treated Every Year for Skin Cancer

Sun safety is always in season. It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. Why? Exposing your skin to the sun year-round means you are exposing it to ultraviolet radiation, which can cause sunburn, skin aging (such as skin spots, wrinkles, or “leathery skin”), eye damage, and skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Skin cancer is on the rise in the U.S. The National Cancer Institute estimates there were 100,640 new cases of skin melanomas and 8,290 related deaths in 2024. In 2021, there were an estimated... Read more →


Walmart Guilty of Unlawful Pricing Practices in NJ, Fined $1.64 Million

Record Settlement for NJ Office of Weights & Measures Includes $1.61 Million Civil Penalty Consent Order TRENTON — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs (“Division”) announced today that international retailer Walmart has agreed to pay $1.64 million to resolve allegations that the chain repeatedly engaged in unlawful unit pricing practices at its 64 retail stores throughout the state. The settlement, which includes a $1.61 million civil penalty, is the largest ever obtained by the Division’s Office of Weights and Measures (“OWM”). According to the allegations, the international retailer violated New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”)... Read more →


Proven Side Hustles to Boost Your Income in 2024

In today's dynamic and ever-changing economy, relying on a single source of income is no longer a secure path to financial stability. With the rise of the gig economy and advancements in technology, diversifying your income streams has become more important than ever. One effective way to boost your earnings and achieve greater financial freedom is by exploring side hustles - part-time jobs or entrepreneurial ventures that complement your primary source of income. Side hustles not only provide an opportunity to earn extra money on top of your full-time job but also offer the flexibility to pursue your passions and... Read more →


Extreme Heat Can Be Deadly to Workers

CNBNews graphic file Most states are experiencing an unprecedented heat wave and the U.S. is on track for the hottest summer on record. Heat is a well-known and recognized occupational hazard for outdoor and indoor workers that can cause serious or fatal illness when they are not provided the necessary protections and training. Each year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and too many of those illnesses result in fatalities. New employees whose bodies have not had time to adjust to working in the heat are most vulnerable — nearly 3 out of 4 workers who die... Read more →


Federal investigations recover $531K in back wages, damages for over 300 home care workers

U.S. Department of Labor | June 18, 2024 Department of Labor finds Marlton, Cherry Hill companies shortchanged low-wage workers MARLTON, NJ – Employers expect people working in the home healthcare industry to commit themselves to addressing their clients’ most basic needs and yet, federal investigators too often find — as they did in two recent South Jersey cases — some employers seem less than dedicated when it comes to paying their employees fully for their hard work. Two recent investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division of Marlton-based Comfort Hands Home Care LLC of and... Read more →


Longtime NJ Democrat Political Boss Indicted on Racketeering Conspiracy Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews George E. Norcross III threatened the developer that he would “f**kyou up like you've never been f**ked up before. ~From the Indictment TRENTON, NJ (June 17, 2024)(CNBNEWS)--George E. Norcross III, also known as King George, the long-time South Jersey Democratic political boss, has been indicted today on racketeering charges by the State of New Jersey. Five others included in the indictment are Philip A. Norcross, George’s brother, Dana L. Reed, former Camden City Mayor William Tambussi, Sidney Brown, and John O’Donnell. George E. Norcross III sometimes called King George" by his enemies and friends... Read more →


Alzheimer's Camden County Symposium

Thursday, June 27 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Katz JCC Jewish Community Center | 1301 Springdale Road | Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Join us for an information-packed program covering caregiver-focused topics that include understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior, the role of pet therapy, diagnostic testing, the value of respite care, and available resources for home and adult day care. Presenters: LISA BODENHEIMER, MSW, LCSW, ASW-G, Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology JIMCUCINOTTA, Senior Vice President of Business Development, CAMcare Health Corporation and Alzheimer's Association Volunteer Community Educator SUSAN JOSEPHSON, Aleph Home Care... Read more →


Center City-Wide Shopping, Dining, Arts & Culture, and Civic Happenings

Photo by G. Widman EXPERIENCE Juneteenth Events in Center City Celebrate the historic and liberating holiday of Juneteenth in Center City at one of the many arts and cultural institutions hosting events this week. There’s everything from jazz performances to free museum admission and a celebratory block party taking place right here in downtown Philadelphia. See below for Juneteenth happenings. Parkway Central Library: A String, Sing, Story & Musical Thing for Juneteenth! | June 17 | 5:30 p.m. | 1901 Vine Street City Winery: A Juneteenth Concert with The Baylor Project | June 18 | 7 p.m. | 990 Filbert... Read more →


Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Invite Children to Run Off to THE BIG TOP

AT SUMMER CIRCUS CAMP IN MT. AIRY Philadelphia, PA -- Philadelphia School of Circus Arts announces 2024 Summer Circus Camp June 17 - August 23, for students looking to run off to the region's big top. PSCA’s award-winning camp is back and has options for kids ages 4 -5 (Kinder), 6 -7 (Junior), 8 – 12 (Youth) and 13 – 16 (Teen). Campers are divided into groups within each camp by age and experience level. No prior experience is needed for camp. Each session lasts one week and culminates in an immersive circus show presented to family and friends. Children... Read more →


NJ American Wate Annual Volunteer Fire and EMS Grant Program

CAMDEN, N.J. – JUNE 11, 2024 – Recognizing the bravery and commitment of volunteer firefighters and first responders, New Jersey American Water announces its 2024 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located within the company’s service areas. "New Jersey American Water is excited to uphold its commitment to backing the courageous firefighters and first responders with its yearly grant initiative," remarked Mark Iannarella, Health and Safety Director at New Jersey American Water. Iannarella, who was previously a career firefighter for 13 years and began as a volunteer with Pennsauken Fire Department... Read more →


How to Choose the Best Seed Bank for High-Yield Marijuana Seeds

When it comes to cultivating high-yield marijuana plants, the foundation of your success lies in selecting the right seed bank. The market is flooded with options, each promising top-tier quality and exceptional results, making it challenging to discern which one truly delivers. The difference between a bountiful harvest and a disappointing yield often hinges on the quality of seeds you start with. This guide is designed to demystify the process, providing you with essential insights and practical tips to identify the best seed bank for your high-yield marijuana seeds. With confidence and knowledge, get ready to embark on a rewarding,... Read more →


Reputation and Reviews: How to Research and Select a Reliable Gambling Site In Ohio

Choosing a reliable gambling site can feel like a shot in the dark. The internet is teeming with options, but how do you know which ones are trustworthy? Making an informed choice is crucial, especially in a state like Ohio, where regulations and offerings can be quite specific. The right site ensures a fair game and guarantees that your money and personal information are safe. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of researching and selecting a reliable gambling site in Ohio. We’ll cover the importance of reputation, the role of reviews, and what specific factors you should... Read more →


How to Bundle Insurance Policies to Save Your Small Business Money

CNBNews graphic file There are several duties associated with managing a small business, including ensuring you have the appropriate insurance coverage. Insurance is crucial for safeguarding your company from threats and unanticipated circumstances. But the expenses can go up rapidly. Putting your insurance policies together is a good way to cut these costs. This in-depth tutorial will show you how to combine insurance policies to save costs for your small business without sacrificing coverage. What Is Insurance Bundling? Purchasing several insurance plans from one provider is known as insurance bundling. When businesses bundle their policies, many insurance firms offer reductions... Read more →


The Medical Benefits of Magic Mushrooms: Exploring Psychedelic Therapy

Magic mushrooms, known scientifically as psilocybin mushrooms, have been the subject of increasing medical research and interest. Recent studies suggest that psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, offers significant potential benefits for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. This emerging evidence challenges previous stigmas and opens new avenues for treatment. Unsplash.com Medical researchers have observed that psilocybin can enhance neuroplasticity, enabling the brain to form new connections more effectively. This ability may help in addressing treatment-resistant depression and other complex mental health issues. Furthermore, controlled clinical trials have shown promising results in reducing symptoms and improving... Read more →


Gloria U. Rodriguez (nee Gleason) formerly of Audubon

Gloriana U. Rodriguez (nee Gleason), formerly of Audubon, NJ, passed away on June 13, 2024 at the age of 93. CNBNews graphic file Born 1931 in Newton, NJ and raised in Blairstown, NJ, on Lake Susquehanna, Gloriana was the wife of the late Hector Rodriguez of Camden, NJ, sister of the late Vince Gleason of WI, and daughter of the late Vincent Gleason and Catherine Bunino. Gloriana was a graduate of Georgian Court College and was a member of the order of The Sisters of Mercy. She taught several grade levels at Mount Saint Mary Academy and directed student musicals... Read more →


SJ Environmental Program STEM Awarded $40,000 Grant from NJ Audubon

Moorestown, NJ, June 17, 2024 – Save the Environment of Moorestown (STEM), a community-led non-profit in Moorestown, NJ, has been awarded a $40,000 grant through New Jersey Audubon as part of its Watershed Restoration and Community Engagement Program. STEM is one of only six NJ organizations that received New Jersey Audubon funding (totaling $228,000) through a grant with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. STEM, founded in 1972 by a group of Moorestown residents, received $40,00 for its “Swede Run at Swede Run Field Geomorphic and Ecological Study.” STEM will perform a complete environmental analysis of Swede Run as it... Read more →


Peyton and Me Traveling through Gloucester City, Wildwood Crest, Myrtle Beach

UPDATED 6/17/24 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNEWS ANYONE DOWN THERE? --A few weeks ago Peyton found this uncovered manhole on Walnut Avenue in Gloucester City. The Public Works Department had placed a marker over it, but someone removed it. 700 BLOCK OF CHERRY STREET BECOMES DUMP SITE—For decades this area was just a vacant lot. But last year, the property was converted into a storage yard for industrial equipment, and a dumping site for old bricks and weeds. Residential homes are located in the same block. Why the Gloucester City Housing Office, along with the mayor and council, would... Read more →


Fishtown Taps, Summer Long Happy Hour at Two Dozen Restaurants, Bars and Breweries Tuesdays

Philadelphia, PA - Fishtown District announces the launch of a summer-long weekly happy hour at some of the hottest bars, restaurants and breweries in Philadelphia. Fishtown Taps will run every Tuesday, from June 11th through October 29, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, with drink deals at over two dozen bars, breweries and restaurants. Look for $5 beers, $6 wines, $7 signature cocktails - plus many Fishtown Taps locations will offer discounted and/or special appetizer and small plate specials. Fishtown District will partner with the app FYND to showcase the specials and weekly updates all summer long. Participants will include Alamodak Middle... Read more →


Sunday, June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Camden County, N.J.- Saturday, June 15, 2024, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Each year hundreds of thousands of aging individuals are subjected to elder abuse. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an annual initiative that was launched in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The New Jersey Division of Aging Services defines Elder Abuse as any “knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.” Elder Abuse includes... Read more →


Garden State Wine Growers Association Second Annual International Wine Summit

(Atlantic City) – The Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) held its second annual International Wine Summit on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus. Dozens of wine experts from New Jersey to Italy celebrated a two-fold mission: sharing the stunning quality of New Jersey wines with an international audience while exposing Americans in underrepresented regions to Italian wines. The summit offered an educator’s spin on wine tastings with panel discussions featuring representatives from New Jersey’s wineries along with Italian growers and sommeliers. “The Garden State Wine Growers Association continues to provide an international platform for New... Read more →


UPDATE: Construction of New Women’s Correctional Facility

New, Purpose-Built Correctional Facility for Women to be Strategically Located on Existing NJDOC Property in Chesterfield Township in Burlington County TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) today announced an open solicitation for design consultation that will be pivotal in providing architecture and engineering services for developing a new and modern women's correctional facility. The release of the scope of work signifies a major milestone in the creation of a new women's correctional facility that is trauma-informed with a normative design, centralized services, and ample space for programs and amenities. "This moment marks a significant step in... Read more →


CNB Hotel/Casino News: What's Happening at Bally's Atlantic City in July?

(Atlantic City, NJ) June 4, 2024 • Enjoy summer fun at Bally’s this July with plenty of entertainment, promotions and more ways to win. BALLY REWARDS PROMOTIONS $1,450,000 45th ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES – Now – September 1 Win a 2024 Mercedes Convertible, Boat, Pair of Jet Ski’s, Golf Cart, Free Play & More! Earn Entries May 31 – September 1 $75,000 Qualifier Drawings: Every Saturday June 1 – August 24 & August 30 – September 1 Drawings Every Hour 4PM – 11PM | Bally Rewards Players Club Grand Prize Drawings: August 30, 31 & September 1 - Immediately following the 11pm... Read more →


NJ COMPTROLLER INVESTIGATION: Dept of Corrections Internal Affairs Failed to Investigate

Posted on - 06/6/2024 Table of Contents Introduction Background Methodology Investigative Findings Recommendations and Referral Introduction The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) initiated an investigation into the processes and practices of the Special Investigations Division (SID), the internal affairs unit within the Department of Corrections (DOC), upon receipt of complaints alleging that SID’s investigations and record-keeping practices were inadequate. SID is responsible for investigating and uncovering, among other things, allegations of correctional police officer misconduct. In that capacity, SID is intended to function as a vital tool in exposing and preventing such abuses. OSC’s investigation revealed deficiencies in the... Read more →


UPDATE:

Philadelphia Police Blotter June 14, 2024

UPDATE: The following is preliminary and subject to change. At approximately 6:39 PM in the 19th District, a 19-year-old male was shot once in the chest inside a third-floor bedroom on the 5400 block of West Thompson Street. Police transported the victim to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was placed in critical condition. No weapons have been recovered, and no arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing, led by the Shooting Investigation Group. =============================== The following is preliminary and subject to change. (JUNE 14 2024)--At approximately 5:07 PM, in the vicinity of 58th and Sansom... Read more →


MISSING: Brooklyn Wilson, of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 14, 2024) – The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in locating missing juvenile Brooklyn Wilson Brooklyn was last seen at his residence 15XX Arch Street on Junee 13, 2024, at approximately 5 PM. Brooklyn is 16 years old 5’3” tall, weighs 170lbs with brown eyes and auburn hair. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, light blue sweatpants, and light gray New Balance sneakers. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please contact Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093. RELATED: MISSING PERSON Read more →


The Untold Benefits of UX Design: It's Not Just About Aesthetics 

In today's digital era, user experience (UX) design has become crucial for businesses striving to succeed online. Often mistaken for merely making websites or applications visually appealing, UX design encompasses far more. When UX became essential, companies prioritized customer understanding and comprehensive UX design, setting themselves apart with easier-to-use products. In 2017, Forrester reported that these companies earned $100 for every dollar invested in UX design. It is all about creating products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences for users. This involves a deep understanding of users, what they need, value, abilities, and limitations. The primary objective of UX design... Read more →


10 things to spend money on for fun

Who says money can't buy happiness? While responsible financial management is crucial, some indulgence is needed. Treat yourself to some well-deserved fun. It can add spice and leave an unforgettable experience. To avoid getting confused about your expenses and subscriptions, use a payment tracker. If you're wondering how to add excitement to your life, here are ten things you should splurge on: Adventure travel. Nothing expands your horizons and nourishes your soul like travel. It doesn't matter if it's a weekend trip to the nearest city or a month-long trip across the continent. Investing in travel will provide you with... Read more →


CNB Medical News: What to Know About Skin Cancer

12-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT, by Penn State Health Credit: Getty Images | LightFieldStudios When caught early and when treated early, skin cancer can be curable. Newswise — Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but with early detection and attention to personal care, it’s preventable, highly treatable, and in many cases, curable. “The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma,” said Dr. Charlene Lam, a dermatologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. “Those are the ones that you hear about most often, and... Read more →


Jose A. Rodriguez, of Cherry Hill

On June 13, 2024. Age 92. Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of New York. Born in Arecibo, PR, he was the son of the late, Felip Rodriguez and Celestina Rodriguez Morales. He is survived by his loving children, Carmen Borras, Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., Edwin Rodriguez, Jimmy Rodriguez, Jeanette Candelario; cherished grandfather of 17 and many great and great great-grandchildren. Jose is also survived by his brother, Junior and sisters, Aida and Nelly. Jose was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Carmen Rodriguez DeJesus in September of 2008. Jose worked for retired after many years working as a security... Read more →


Summertime Brings Those Nasty Mosquitos; Spraying throughout Camden County Friday

(Lindenwold, NJ) (June 13, 2024)--– Early Friday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water. “It’s important for homeowners to check their yard and get rid any standing water to prevent mosquitos from spreading,” Nash said. “Be sure to check flowerpots and other plastic containers for standing water. Being proactive have major impact on the mosquito population and help the hardworking people at the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission in their efforts.” Camden County... Read more →


The Trauma Survivors Foundation to introduce their first beer on June 27th

The Trauma Survivor Foundation and Bellefonte Brewing Company will introduce their first collaborative beer ‘Beyond The Call Pilsner’ on June 27th with a celebration at the taproom from 6-9 p.m. ‘Beyond The Call Pilsner’ is a German-style pilsner with a unique American twist, featuring Mittelfrau hops and Mosaic dry-hopping for a distinctive flavor profile. “This has been a dream to make this beer,” says Trauma Survivor Foundation CEO Dennis Carradin Jr. “Bellefonte Brewing has been a partner of the TSF for many years and the idea to create our own beer has been something we have always wanted to do,... Read more →


Maryland Angler's Report: Summer Breezes, Warm Temps, Perfect Fishing Weather

June 12, 2024 Bret Grossnickle found some quiet time and this beautiful smallmouth bass at Liberty Reservoir. Photo by Bret Grossnickle Summer breezes and warm temperatures set the stage for all kinds of fishing this week. Whether fishing in the Atlantic Ocean or Chesapeake Bay, or just lazily watching a fishing rod nestled in a forked stick at your favorite freshwater fishing hole, it’s all good. We can all find a bit of peace and reflection wherever the outdoors takes us. As the weather gets warmer, so does the water temperature. Summer heat can be damaging to fish, and for... Read more →


Father Day's Specials at Area Restaurants

Celebrate and say thank you to Dad this weekend with Father's Day specials at restaurants, bars, breweries, neighborhoods and retailers. Below please find 17 top spots to celebrate Dad with everything from brunches to dinners, special menus to drink offerings, special events and spots to shop: Philadelphia - * SIN Steak Italian Nightlife - Father's Day Vibe Brunch * PJ Clarke's - Father's Day Brunch and Phillies * P'unk Burger - Complimentary Double Smash Burger for Dad * Nipotina - Half off "The Eye" cheesesteak and comp iced tea * Evil Genius Beer Company Beers and Brats, Tour and Pour,... Read more →


Library System to partner with the Museum of the American Revolution for educational programs

(Voorhees, NJ) – This summer, the Board of Commissioners will partner with the Museum of the American Revolution to launch Revolution at the Library, a program geared towards elementary school students and their families that educates children about the American Revolution in a fun and engaging way. Beginning in July, museum educators will visit branches of the Camden County Library System to tell stories of the America Revolution accompanied by interactive activities. “The American Revolution is an incredibly important piece of our nation’s history that began right here in our own backyard,” said Commissioner Melinda Kane, liaison to the library... Read more →


Mosquito Spraying:

Brooklawn, Camden, Collingswood, Gloucester City, Haddonfield, Oaklyn

Mosquito spraying throughout Camden County Thursday (Lindenwold, NJ) – Early Thursday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water. “It’s important for homeowners to check their yard and get rid any standing water to prevent mosquitos from spreading,” Nash said. “Be sure to check flowerpots and other plastic containers for standing water. Being proactive have major impact on the mosquito population and help the hardworking people at the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission in... Read more →


Embracing the Future: Bitcoin's Transformative Impact on Sports Betting and Gaming Industries

The integration of technology into the sports betting and gaming industries has been an ongoing evolution, marked by significant milestones that have changed the way players engage and transact. With the advent of the internet and mobile gaming, these industries experienced considerable growth, adaptation, and increased accessibility. Today, the spotlight turns to an even more revolutionary digital innovation: Bitcoin. This cryptocurrency is poised to significantly reshape the landscape of sports betting and gaming, promising a myriad of benefits ranging from enhanced security to global accessibility. Bitcoin: A Primer in the Gaming and Betting World Bitcoin is more than just a... Read more →


Albert W Angelo, of Mount Ephraim

Albert W Angelo, of Mount Ephraim, NJ, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024. He was 77. CNBNews graphic files Family Albert is the beloved brother of George and his wife Betty; loving uncle of Danielle and her husband Michael and William and his wife Robin; great uncle of Andrew, Brittany, homas and Ellal .great great uncle of Amelia, Alaric & Feyre Farewell Tribute Relatives and friends are invited to attend Albert's graveside ceremony on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 1:30 in Lakeview Memorial Park, Route 130, Cinnaminson, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Albert's memory may be... Read more →


She-Bikes for Women Raises Over $4,300 for Salem County Women's Shelter

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (June 12, 2024)- – The second annual She-Bikes bicycle ride for women raised more than $4,300 for the Salem County Women’s Shelter. The Evelyn Hill Cycling Club members presented a check for $4,332 to Brenda Lore-Randazzo, residential manager of the shelter, on June 3. She said she hopes to use the funds to buy a second industrial refrigerator for the site, which assists victims of domestic abuse. “We are currently at capacity with 15 people, including some children,” Lore-Randazzo said. “These funds will have a huge impact on our ability to help them.” The Evelyn Hill Cycling... Read more →