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Tyriq Smith, 20, of Camden City Fatally Shot CITY, NJ--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide that occurred in the city. The Camden County Police Department was made aware of a ShotSpotter activation near the 1700 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue at approximately 12:50 a.m. When officers responded, they located the victim, Tyriq Smith, 20, of Camden, on the 1200 block of Sheridan Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tyriq Smith was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 1:08 a.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and there is no... Read more →

Video: Congratulations to Gloucester Twp. Detective Tony Massi on his Retirement

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 31, 2019)---Congratulations to Detective Tony Massi on his retirement after 26 years with the Gloucester Township Police Department. We wish him a happy, healthy, and safe retirement. Related: CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published | August 31, 2019 Read more →

Call SERVRO Property Restoration --(Gloucester City, NJ) (Grassroots Newswire) No matter where you live or work, emergencies caused by weather, fire, wind, water, and other natural or manmade disasters can strike at any time and are largely unpredictable. SERVPRO property restoration professionals in the Gloucester City area remind home and business owners that preparing in advance is the best thing you can do to help minimize a disasters impact on your loved ones and your property. Each year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designates September as National Preparedness Month – a time to create, or update, your plan for when disaster strikes.... Read more →

*Monarchs, Milkweed & More

Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM Camden County Environmental Center & Education Gardens 1301 N Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ $10.00 per family Reservations recommended and can be made at Naturalist, Keara R. Giannotti and Master Gardener, Danielle Giannotti will be giving a talk & tour on the Monarch butterfly and its relationship with milkweed, including how planting milkweed in backyards can help Monarchs on their annual migration to wintering grounds in Mexico. The program will include information about other pollinators in the garden, as well as good nectaring plants. After the talk we'll explore the Camden County... Read more →

Green Beret Army Sgt.1st Class Dustin B. Ard Dies Fighting in Zabul Province, Afghanistan

Aug. 31, 2019 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Dustin B. Ard Sgt. 1st Class Dustin B. Ard, 31, from Hyde Park, Utah, died Aug. 29, 2019, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. Ard, 31, left behind a young daughter and a pregnant wife, according to a local newspaper. “We received news that we lost our son Dustin" in Afghanistan, said his father, Bruce Ard, according to a Facebook post Friday by Idaho State... Read more →

NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge Salem County Sportsmen's Club

NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) provides a fun environment for youth to improve their hunting, marksmanship, and safety skills. Through its simulated hunting situations, live fire exercises, and educational and responsibility events, YHEC helps build upon skills learned in basic hunter education courses and encourages safer lifelong hunting habits. Don't miss this chance to attend a YHEC in your area. EVENT DATE September 21, 2019 EVENT LOCATION Salem County Sportsmen's Club Carneys Point, New Jersey CONTACT John Laielli 609-217-5199 ABOUT YHEC Recognized as the most comprehensive youth hunting program anywhere in North America, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge... Read more →

Enrollment Now Open for Upcoming Season at The Little Gym of Washington Twp.

Turnersville, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) August 31, 2019 - For many families, the new school year signals a return not just to the classroom, but also to busy schedules managing school, childcare, after-school activities, homework, and family time. Local child development expert Mitchell Kantrowitz, owner of The Little Gym of Washington Township, understands that balancing their kids’ health with the demands of a new school year is a challenge, but reminds parents and caregivers that, as adults, they know the value of staying physically fit and active. “It’s important to make regular physical activity a part of every child’s schedule,” said... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: A Companion for Your Companion

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Some people believe that, if their dog is lonely, adopting a second dog is the answer. While it can be a remedy, sometimes a second dog will exacerbate the problem. If you are away from home more than nine hours a day there are ways that you can occupy Fido’s time. For example, leaving treats “hidden” around the house will give him the opportunity to search for them. Turning on the radio or television may also help—a human voice can be a comfort to some dogs. Adopting a companion for your dog is risky. What if the... Read more →

Toms River Residents to Discuss Opioid Epidemic at Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall

TOMS RIVER — Residents will join local experts to discuss the opioid epidemic’s impact on the community and seek possible solutions at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). The Toms River Town Hall will examine the nature of the opioid crisis in the township and what actions are being taken to address it. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 in Mancini Hall at the Ocean County Library - Toms River Branch,... Read more →

Updated Delaware State Wildlife Area Maps Available

DOVER (Aug. 31, 2019) – Hunters and other wildlife area users are reminded that state wildlife area maps with updated regulations and access information for each wildlife area are available for the 2019/2020 hunting season, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The maps depict area boundaries, parking areas, deer stand and waterfowl blind locations, trails, wildlife-viewing facilities, and other helpful information. Several new wildlife area properties are open for public access, particularly on the Eagles Nest, Cedar Swamp, and Tappahanna wildlife areas. The maps and area-specific regulations are available online at Paper copies of the maps are available... Read more →

Sunset Parade at the Cape May US Coast Guard Training Center

Recruits at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May stand in formation during a Sunset Parade on base Aug. 4, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm CAPE MAY, N.J. –( U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Sunset Parade at the Training Center, Sept. 1 at 7:10 p.m. in honor of Cape May County. The event is free and open to the public. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Guests... Read more →

Colonel of New Jersey State Police Named Community Hero For Celebrate America Parade

Presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan Sponsored by Pepsi® & The press of Atlantic City ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (August 31, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that New Jersey State Police Colonel, Patrick J. Callahan will be the Community Hero for their salute to heroes “Celebrate America Parade” taking place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. Colonel Patrick J. Callahan was sworn in on October 31, 2017 as the 14th Colonel of the New Jersey State Police where he has served more than 24 years... Read more →

Carl Chen, owner of Chenmax Properties, Sentenced to Prison in Ponzi Scheme

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that Carl Chen, owner of Chenmax Properties, Inc., a Delaware Real Estate Investment Trust, and part-owner of Re/Max Sunvest Realty Co., was sentenced today in federal court in Delaware to 51 months in prison. Chen pled guilty in March 2019 to wire fraud emanating out of a multi-year Ponzi scheme he orchestrated. According to court documents and statements made at the hearing, Chen operated Chenmax Properties since 1997, soliciting large real estate investments from his real-estate clients and others. Chen promised his investors guaranteed interest... Read more →

The Walnut2Walnut River Challenge!

PHILADELPHIA, PA ( you signed up to take on the challenge? Explore Philadelphia from the water by paddling the Independence Seaport Museum's annual Walnut2Walnut River Challenge on Saturday, September 21. Paddle or row down the Schuylkill River and up the Delaware for a scenic trip around Philadelphia's peninsula. The excursion begins at the Schuylkill Banks and ends at Independence Seaport Museum's boat basin. The Challenge offers spectacular views of the city's river banks, bridges, piers, retired naval and commercial ships, historic masted ships and high-rise buildings while paddling almost 15 miles along both rivers. The Walnut2Walnut River Challenge is suitable... Read more →

John P. Koch, Jr, Involved in Glendora LL & Glendora Girls League, Coach, Manager, Community Activist

John P. Koch Jr September 27, 1933 - August 29, 2019 John P. Koch, Jr., on August 29, 2019, of Glendora. Age 85. Beloved husband of the late Ethel “Faye” (nee Martin). Devoted father of Deborah Eksterowicz (Bob), Colette Tyler (Ed), Kathy MacKinnon (Dave), and the late John III. Loving grandfather of Shelley, Lauren, Michael, Eddie, John, Jeff, Derek, Kayla, Jamie, John IV, and the late Bob Jr. Great-grandfather of Tommy, Julianna, John, Cade, Cole, Payton, Quinn, Eddie, Averie, Ella, Janet, and Mike. Dear brother of Helen McCarthy and the late Marie Burrows and Joe Koch. Also survived by many... Read more →

Delaware’s Archery and Crossbow Deer Season Begins Sunday

( (Aug. 30, 2019) – Delaware hunters will start their 2019/20 hunting season Sunday, Sept. 1 with the opening of archery and crossbow deer seasons, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Hunters can start adding mourning dove and resident Canada goose to their daily game bags on Monday, Sept. 2, and teal on Thursday, Sept. 12, when the special September teal season opens. Gray squirrel season opens Saturday, Sept. 14. The following hunting seasons open in September, with season dates and hunting hours as listed: Archery and Crossbow Deer: Sept. 1-Feb. 2, 2020, including Sundays (½ hour before... Read more →

Two Criminals Sentenced for Operation of Prostitution Ring Involving a Minor

TRENTON, N.J. (August 30, 2019)--– A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man and a Bronx, New York, man have been sentenced for their respective roles in a 2018 scheme in which a minor was advertised and provided for commercial sex acts, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Aryeh Goodman, 37, of East Brunswick, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison. He previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an information charging him with interstate travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise. Richard Ortiz, 24, a/k/a “Ace,” of Bronx, New York, was sentenced Aug. 27,... Read more →

Public Health Emergency Declared for State of Florida Due to Hurricane Dorian

courtesy of weather channel MIAMI, FLORIDA (August 30, 2019)--Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today declared a public health emergency for the state in preparation for Hurricane Dorian and following President Trump’s emergency declaration for the state of Florida. The declaration gives the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emergency health needs in disasters. Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida coast courtesy of weather channel “Hurricane Dorian has grown to be an extremely dangerous storm, posing a significant threat to health and safety,” Secretary Azar said. “This declaration... Read more →

Public’s Help Sought to Locate Sex Offender Who Failed to Register     

( County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance locating a 60-year-old man who failed to register as a sex offender as required under Megan’s Law. William Dean is described as a white male, standing 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds. He may be in the Camden area, and may be using the name Billy Dean. State law requires registered sex offenders who plan to move to a new residence to notify police in the town where they presently live about the change and also provide their new address to police in... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Recognizes National Grief Awareness Day

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ --Today, August 30, National Grief Awareness Day recognizes the time it takes to heal from loss doesn’t have a prescribed course and is a reminder closure comes in many forms. When a loved one dies, the void they leave affects everyone differently. If you are in high school and are struggling with grief from a death of someone close to you, join the Teen Support Group to share and learn ways to manage those feelings. The Teen Grief Support Group will hold its first meeting on September 16 at 7:30. The group will meet every Monday night... Read more →

Is Former State Assemblyman Barclay Still On The Camden County Payroll ?

CCGOP Chair: “We’re Not Letting This Issue Ride Off Into The Sunset Like A Mayor On A Snowplow” Did CAMC0 spokesman misspeak like he did about the mayor on the snowplow HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino said the fact former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay appearing in news reports again raises questions. At issue is a recent report that the former assemblyman is still employed by Camden County. “I don’t know what bothers me most, the fact the former assemblyman still has a county job, that the Democrats tried to cover for him after his arrest last year... Read more →

SJTA Installing Three Memorial Signs for Highway Workers Killed on the Job

SJTA Operations crew install one of three memorial signs in honor of fellow workers killed on the job as highway workers [SJTA photo/Darleen Adamo] In advance of this Labor Day, a somber reminder of the risk highway workers face HAMMONTON, NJ - August 29, 2019 - As Labor Day approaches, the South Jersey Transportation Authority is installing three memorial signs on the Atlantic City Expressway in memory of roadway workers who were killed in accidents while working on the expressway. The Authority plans to unveil the specially designed medallion signs on Friday, August 30, 2019 at milepost 29 Westbound on... Read more →

Simple Strategies for September Geese

By Derek Stoner, Hunter Outreach Coordinator The heady scent of fresh-cut field corn competed with the odor of cow manure to keep my sense of smell occupied while awaiting the arrival of geese. Scouting efforts revealed that this small flock of Canadas should arrive in the pasture around 7:00am. Patience wavered as I perched on my camo bucket set amidst corn stalks. A distant but distinctive honk broke the silence. Cresting the hill in front of me, just below the rising sun, a group of eight geese flapped steadily towards my setup. Seeing the dozen goose silhouette decoys on the... Read more →


A transgender woman claims she spent the last year and a half being shuffled around to different men's prisons since 2018, despite the fact that her driver's license lists her as female. Sonia Doe has been receiving hormone therapy for than a decade, yet in her lawsuit against NJ officials Doe claims she was forced to endure sexual harassment from male inmates and mockery from guards and prison staff when she asked to be moved to a facility for women. State officials recently agreed to move Doe next month to the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the only NJ... Read more →

Complete Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia 2019

PHILADELPHIA PA (August 30, 2019)--Summer gets a proper send-off in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend (August 30 through September 2, 2019) with tons of fantastic events at both indoor and outdoor attractions citywide. Residents and visitors flock to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the epic Made in America music festival on Saturday and Sunday, featuring performances by Cardi B, Travis Scott, Lizzo and more of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. Along the Delaware River waterfront, a festive fireworks show illuminates the sky on Saturday and a cultural festival and sustainable living celebration takes over the Great Plaza at... Read more →

Why Businessmen May Be Prone to Drugs

( 30, 2019)--Many people would assume that smarter folks stay away from drug abuse. However, research has suggested otherwise. The best leaders in the world, the most dedicated, and driven people, as well as individuals that think outside the box, are wired differently. Some researchers have even suggested that a significant number of the C-Suite group might have more psychopathic and sociopathic tendencies than the rest of the population. These traits do not fall too far into the pathology realm. And, it’s thought that these traits are the qualifications that lead individuals into stardom. However, high-powered achievers have another common... Read more →

Silver Diner Celebrates Labor Day with Breakfast Car Show

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Come out and enjoy the last unofficial day of summer at Silver Diner’s Labor Day Breakfast Car Show located at 2131 Route 38 in Cherry Hill, on Monday, September 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show is open to all cars, trucks and corvettes of any year. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. and the first 200 cars to register will receive a free T-shirt. The show is free for attendees and DJ Frank Staff will be providing music. A $20 car entry fee is required the day of the show. No pre-registration... Read more →

MVC Facilities will be Closed in Recognition of the Labor Day Holiday – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all MVC facilities, including agencies, driver testing sites, and inspection stations will be closed in recognition of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2, 2019. Regular Agency hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 8 am – 3 pm Regular Vehicle Inspection Station hours are: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 7 am – Noon The MVC reminds customers to always check our website before visiting a local office and to take advantage of driver license renewal and other online services,... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden tabs Pradiaas Men’s Basketball Head Coach

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Aug. 30, 2019) – Tirelessly building his basketball resume for the past two decades, Stuart Pradia’s basketball journey has taken him all over the United States, including assistant coaching jobs at a pair of New Jersey Athletic Conference schools. He now has a NJAC program to call his own. Stuart Pradia Recently hired as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Rutgers-Camden, Pradia will look to build the Scarlet Raptors’ program into a strong NJAC contender. “Camden was a draw for me very early on,” said Pradia, who served as an assistant coach at NJAC opponent Kean University... Read more →

Vincent M. Russo, of Gloucester City, Age 30

Vincent M. Russo Gloucester City – On August 24, 2019. Age 30. Vince was the kind of person who touched lives. His existence was anything but insignificant. It doesn’t matter how long the conversation was, people remembered him. He will live on through his daughter, his mother, his George, his grandparents, his brothers, his sisters, his nieces, his friends - for he has left a small piece of himself in each of us. He will live on through the breeze while we drive with the windows down and music blaring. He will live on through the single leaf that catches... Read more →

Tickets on Sale for Kent Conservation District’s Barn Dance Fundraiser

DOVER (Aug. 27, 2019)(CNBNewsnet) – The Kent Conservation District invites everyone to a rompin', stompin' good time at its 20thAnnual Barn Dance fundraiser to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the Harrington Fire Company, 20 Clark Street, Harrington, DE 19952. The event features a down-home meal including beef and dumplings, fried chicken, and all the fixings, plus live and silent benefit auctions, and dancing to DJ music. Tickets are now on sale for $20 per person or $35 per couple. Tickets for children 12 years and under are $10 each, while children under two are... Read more →

Oscar Mayer and Ryan Newman’s Darlington Throwback Scheme Is No Bologna

The No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang Reimagines 1993 Win With Mark Martin’s Scheme August 28, 2019 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time DARLINGTON, S.C. & PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oscar Mayer and NASCAR™ driver Ryan Newman will travel back in time to 1993, racing the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang throwback paint scheme during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 this Sunday, September 1. The car’s throwback theme pays homage to NASCAR™ Hall of Famer Mark Martin’s 1993 scheme, with Oscar Mayer red and yellow stripes zooming across the Ford Mustang. Martin scored Jack Roush’s first win in the Southern 500 back... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: Chesapeake Bay, Providing Healthy, Heavy Crabs for Crab Picking

By Keith Lockwood | Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources August 28, 2019 The recent cooler weather has been a welcomed relief for all, and the hot summer months are beginning to fade into memory. Fishing has been good and recreational crabbers, in particular, are enjoying the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay, providing healthy and heavy crabs for crab picking with family and friends. If you’re going to the Maryland State Fair, check out the Maryland Department of Natural Resources area in the Miller-Mosner Building. We’re also running a scavenger hunt event. Department staff will be there 2 p.m. to 8... Read more →

The Inside Story Of How The Army Reduced Standards To Get Women Through Ranger Training

JAMES HASSON Editor’s note: What follows is one in a two-part series of adapted excerpts from decorated veteran and conservative writer James Hasson’s new book Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military(Here at Barnes and Noble). The first part covers the intense training required for most Ranger candidates, and how that training was blunted internally by bureaucrats and military officials with an agenda. The second part, posted tomorrow, will cover the military’s response when news began to leak, and how they tried to cover up their malfeasance. When the first integrated class started on April 19, none... Read more →

Temple Researchers: High-Fat Diet In Utero May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

(Philadelphia, PA)( – A high-fat diet can carry health risks, but for mothers-to-be, it may make all the difference when it comes to Alzheimer's disease prevention for their children. In a report published online in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University show for the first time in animals that high maternal fat consumption during gestation protects offspring against changes in the brain that are characteristic of late-onset Alzheimer's disease. “In humans, it has been known that individuals whose mothers develop Alzheimer's disease after age 65 are at increased risk of also... Read more →

Universal Aryan Brotherhood Gang Members Sentenced to Decades in Prison

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two gang members of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood have been sentenced to decades in prison in separate criminal cases. Aryan Brotherhood Member These sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing of the Western District of Oklahoma. These cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Christopher Chad Pool, aka “Cityboy,” 40, will serve 20 years in prison for drug and gun crimes, while Owen Henry Long Jr., aka “Ardmore,” 38, will serve more than 28 years in prison for a drug offense. A federal grand jury indicted Pool on... Read more →

Volunteers needed for Delaware Coastal Cleanup site at Williams Pond

SEAFORD DELAWARE ( 30, 2019) – DNREC, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, the City of Seaford, and Friends of the Nanticoke River are seeking volunteers to lend a hand, picking up trash at Williams Pond from 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, as part of DNREC’s annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup. Now in its second year, the Williams Pond cleanup is part of DNREC’s Reclaim Our River (ROR) program, acting as a reminder that the ocean is always downstream. ROR is a partnership between DNREC, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, Town of Blades, and City of Seaford.... Read more →

Campaign 2020: Presidential Candidate Joe Sestak Pioneering New Policies on Education

Yesterday, in Muscatine, Iowa, I presented my education and 'training for a lifetime' policy - which plans for skill training and retraining throughout one’s career, as well early education through post-secondary. You can read it in full here. People are often surprised when I say that “education is our best homeland defense,” given my 31-year service in the military, but I firmly believe that education is the bedrock of a successful society. We need a skilled population that can out-innovate our competitors and create the jobs of the future. As a father, I know that America’s youth are our national... Read more →

Why More Businesses are taking Recycling Seriously

( growing concern about the environmental issues we face concerning plastics, more businesses are stepping up to tackle recycling and waste management.Businesses within all industries produce waste, and while efficient disposal may not have been a prime business concern in the past, today it is at the forefront of good business management. Many professional companies are established for efficient waste management such as Vectrum.PI. Saves Money – one of the key factors of running a successful business is to save money and lower costs. Both can be achieved when there is an efficient recycling program in place. The cost of... Read more →

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $70,000,000 For Saturday’s Drawing

TRENTON (August 29, 2019) – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $70 million! Although no one won the jackpot in the Aug. 28 drawing, 16,407 New Jersey players took home an estimated $155,994 in prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000, according to Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Aug. 28 drawing were: 09, 32, 37, 41 and 56. The Red Power Ball number was 14. The Multiplier number was 10. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $70,000,000 for... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Dept. End of Summer Barbecue

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ ( officers for a barbecue on August 31st from 12-3pm to celebrate National Eat Outside Day and recognize Overdose Awareness Day. Location: GTPD Family Resource Center 1324 Little Gloucester Rd. Stop by and have a free lunch with officers, play games, and have some fun. Natoli Dental will be providing ice cream to all who attend. We will also have our Medicine Drop Box on location to collect unused or expired medication. Don't forget to wear your purple for Overdose Awareness Day to remember those lost and still fighting addiction. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews... Read more →

All Football Foodies! Earn $500 as a Food Taster for the NFL Season

( lucky football foodie has the chance of a lifetime to earn $500 as a food taster for the NFL season. Pickswise are on the hunt for an NFL food taster for the 2019 season, with the selected expert set to travel the nation in pursuit of the best signature dish across the league. No experience or qualifications are required, but we’re looking to fill the vacancy with someone who has experience in gameday cuisine as the winner takes on the job title of Pickswise’s Official NFL Taste Tester. The job description includes travelling to NFL stadiums to taste the... Read more →

*Star Watch/Astronomy Night at Rancocas Nature Center

RANCOCAS, NJ ( of Rancocas Nature Center and the West Jersey Astronomical Society (WJAS) will co-host the annual Star Watch/Astronomy Night at the Rancocas Nature Center (RNC) starting at 7:30 p.m. on August 30 (no rain date this year). WJAS will bring an array of telescopes and other optics to guide both beginners and experienced stargazers through the summer night sky. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights, lawn chairs and binoculars. Cost: RNC members $10 per person, $25 per family (limit five); nonmembers $15 per person, $40 per family (limit five). Location: 794 Rancocas Rd., Westampton. To preregister, call 609-261-2495.... Read more →

Two Gloucester City Residents Arrested by Delaware Cops for Selling Heroin, Oxycodone Pills

Largest Federal Heroin and Fentanyl-Laced Seizure In Delaware History...street value $1M Ten Kilograms of Heroin and 14,000 Fake Oxycodone Pills Seized ...over 1.4 million doses of heroin (, Del. (Aug 29,2019)– David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, unsealed two criminal complaints today charging two men with drug trafficking offenses in Delaware. Both men are detained pending further proceedings. According to statements at the press conference and court documents, Julian Rivera-Villa, age 56, and Ricardo Perez-Guillen, age 40, of Gloucester City, New Jersey were charged in federal court in Wilmington last week in connection with sales... Read more →

DNREC seeking volunteers for Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Volunteer registration to close Sept. 2 DOVER (Aug. 27, 2019) – Volunteers are still needed and encouraged to join the 32nd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans more than 45 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, including river and ocean shorelines, as well as wetland and watershed areas. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to preregister at to ensure enough supplies are readied for each Cleanup site. Preregistration will close Wednesday, Sept. 2. Cleanup sites... Read more →


A new gun reform law is set to take effect in New Jersey on Sunday that allows you to ask a judge to take a family member or loved one's guns away from them if they are deemed mentally unstable. The law also allows the judge to prohibit that person from buying a gun. Family members or people who live in the same household with the person in question may submit an application to the state Superior Court arguing that a judge should issue an "extreme risk protective order" to keep guns out of the hands of someone who is... Read more →

Robert Lee Messick, Former Camden County Democratic Party Chairman

Robert Lee Messick BELLMAWR NJ (August 298, 2019)--Former Chairman of the Camden County Democratic Party Robert Lee Messick of Bellmawr, NJ, died unexpectedly at home August 11th, 2019. He was 84. He was a practicing attorney for 55 years and solicitor for Bellmawr and Hi-Nella. He was born in 1935 and raised in Manasquan, NJ on the Jersey Shore. He was a basketball star at Manasquan High School and at the University of Delaware. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Camden County District Attorney’s Office. Later, in private practice, he became active in... Read more →

Burlington County Corrections Officer Charged with Stealing Money from Deceased Colleague

LUMBERTON, NJ ( County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Burlington County corrections officer has been charged with stealing $6,365 that was raised to honor the memory of a colleague who died of cancer. Ann Inman, 36, of Lumberton, (photo)was charged with one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received (Third Degree). She surrendered herself yesterday at the Burlington County courts facility in Mount Holly and was released after being processed. Inman, the former treasurer of the union representing Burlington County corrections officers, is accused of keeping the proceeds from a March 2017 fundraiser sponsored... Read more →

Merryfield Construction Group Selects Clayton Family for Free Roof Giveaway

Merryfield Construction Company is Completing Roof Restoration Project CLAYTON, NJ ( Merryfield Construction Group announced Clayton homeowners Frank and Wendy Errig as the recipients of its 2019 donated new roof installation. Through its Restoration by Donation community outreach program, Merryfield Construction Group seeks to help deserving families facing health and financial challenges secure a new roof. The Errig’s roof project happens on Wednesday and Thursday, August 28 and 29, through the company’s Restoration by Donation program. The company coordinates and executes planned work days alongside its employees, community volunteers, and partners. So far, the company’s recruited GAF to donate the... Read more →

Gloucester City Business Matches Donations for New Bikes

By Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Gloucester City, NJ (August 29, 2019)--RiverPark Pub, located at 200 Jersey Ave in Gloucester City, is known for its community involvement. With the sudden rash of bicycles being stolen in our area, the entire staff of the Riverpark, led by Michael Soll decided to get involved. “We are committing to matching the contribution of every individual that comes into our establishment and makes a donation toward the purchase of a new bike for a child whose bike was stolen. "I've already reached out to the Gloucester City Police Department (GCPD0 for names of those whose bikes... Read more →