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October 2019

LearnBonds Poll: Britons split over student loans for prisoners

LONDON--The UK is narrowly divided over whether prisoners should be able to take out student loans to pay for degrees, according to an exclusive poll by LearnBonds. Just under 42 per cent of British people either strongly agree or somewhat agree that “long-term prisoners should be allowed to take out student loans during their sentences to pay for degree courses”. However, it also found that 38.5 per cent of the public either strongly disagree or somewhat disagree with the right of inmates to take out these loans. Just under 20 per cent were undecided. The poll follows a recent report which said improving inmates' education would cut reoffending rates and reduce overall prison costs, according to the Open University and thinktank the Higher Education Policy... Read more →


Police Charge Westampton Man with Luring a Minor

Mark Seidman, 41, of Westampton, believed he was chatting with a 14-year-old boy he met online. However, Seidman was sending messages to an undercover Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent working with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU). On October 26, 2019, Mark Seidman made contact online with the Special Agent on an online chatting application. As a result of their online conversation, Seidman arrived at an agreed upon location in Pennsauken to allegedly engage in sexual activity with whom he believed to be a 14-year-old boy. Upon his arrival, just before 3:00 p.m. yesterday, Seidman was met and arrested by law enforcement officers. Mark Seidman, who is employed as a mechanical engineer at Wynright Resources LLC, was charged with second degree Luring,... Read more →


NJ News Commons: TAXPAYERS ARE ON THE HOOK FOR A $6.5M TAB — SO FAR

The receipts are back from Mike Catalini's open records request — and here's the damage. New Jersey taxpayers must pay $6.5 million to cover the Murphy administration's investigation into the state's controversial tax break programs. The law firm hired by the state charges $395 an hour. (Associated Press) BAYONNE MEDICAL CENTER COULD FLAT LINE — NO REALLY This story has a few lines that will stay with you — and it builds on good local reporting by TAPinto Bayonne and Patch. Bayonne's only hospital could close as part of a deal between CarePoint Health and RWJ Barnabas. But Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis is fighting this, and the hospital workers' union is, too. In rush hour traffic, the nearest hospital is up to 45 minutes away.... Read more →


Maple Shade Township Curfew for juveniles on Mischief Night & Halloween

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (October 29, 2019)--It shall be unlawful for any person under 17 to be or remain in or upon a public place within the Township of Maple Shade during the period beginning at 11:00 p.m., prevailing time, and ending at 6:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. On all other nights, curfew shall begin at 10:00 p.m., prevailing time, except for October 30 (commonly known as “Mischief Night”) when the curfew shall begin at 8:00 p.m., prevailing time, and on October 31 (commonly known as “Halloween”) when curfew shall begin at 9:00 p.m., prevailing time. For the entire ordinance go to https://ecode360.com/6925999?highlight=curfew If you need to contact the Maple Shade Police Department remember one call does it all! Call us 24/7/365 at 856-234-8300 Read more →


Mantua Township Cancels Halloween to Nov. 1

MANTUA TOWNSHIP NJ (October 29, 2019)--Due to the weather, #TrickOrTreating in #Mantua Twp. is being postponed until Friday, Nov. 1st, from 3 PM - 8 PM. The township apologizes for the inconvenience (blame Mother Nature), but the township wants everybody to have a safe and enjoyable time! Address/Location Mantua Twp. Police Department, NJ 405 Main Street Mantua, NJ 08051 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-468-1920 Read more →


Obituary: Patricia Teodoro of Dover, Delaware, Raised in Runnemede

Patricia Teodoro (nee Quinn), on October 27, 2019, of Dover, DE, formerly of Mantua, born and raised in Runnemede. Age 59. Beloved wife of Mark Teodoro. Loving daughter of the late John and Ileane Quinn. Dear sister of Susan Franz (Lee). Daughter-in-law of Alfred and Mary Teodoro. Sister-in-law of Michael Teodoro (Annette) and Lisa Glassberg (David). Also survived by her faithful companions “Porsche” and “Mercedes”, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Patty worked for many years at ACME in Mantua and Shop Rite in Gibbstown. There will be a viewing from 9:45 to 10:45am Thursday at Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051. Funeral Mass 11am in church. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing. Family requests in lieu of... Read more →


Temple Lung Center and Nimoy Foundation to Host COPD Education Event

And Screening of ‘Remembering Leonard Nimoy’ The Temple Lung Center, in collaboration with the Nimoy Foundation, will host a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, education event and screening of the film “Remembering Leonard Nimoy.” The event, which coincides with National COPD Awareness Month, is free and open to the public. Leonard Nimoy is best known for his portrayal of the character Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV and film series. In February 2013, Nimoy was diagnosed with COPD and dedicated the remaining years of his life to increasing awareness and prevention of this progressive and deadly disease. “Remembering Leonard Nimoy,” produced and directed by his daughter Julie and son-in-law David Knight, chronicles his life growing up in Boston to his Hollywood career to... Read more →


A Guide for Business Owners: 3 Things You Can Do to Make Life Easier for Your Employees

Gloucestercitynews.net (October 29, 2019)--As a business owner, keeping your employees happy should be one of your top priorities. Aside from caring about their wellbeing being the right thing to do, by keeping your workforce happy you will save money and improve workplace productivity in the long run. There are many ways to keep your staff members happy. You could offer them salary rises or make additional benefits and perks available.Sometimes, however, simply making life easier for them on a day-to-day basis will make the most difference in this instance. Online work schedule maker can help them a lot as scheduling work gets a lot easier with the use of this app. To find out how you can make life a lot easier for your employees,... Read more →


Three Men Charged with Two Unsolved Atlantic City Homicides Dating Back to 1996 & 2010

MAYS LANDING – Three men have been charged in two separate unsolved homicides, dating back to 1996 and 2010, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Lorin Wright Lamarc Rex On July 06, 2010, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Atlantic City Police Communications received a 911 call from a caller who stated they had heard numerous gunshots in the area of the 1000 block of Sewell Ave, Atlantic City. Patrol units responded and located the victim Saleem Tolbert, 26, lying in an upright position on the steps in front of 1012 A Sewell Avenue. Tolbert had sustained multiple gunshots wounds. At approximately 12:23 a.m., the victim was pronounced by Doctor Dueber, via telemetry from responding medics. Mr. Tolbert was 26 years old at the time of... Read more →


The Sounds of Philadelphia are coming to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

featuring RUSSELL THOMPKINS JR. AND THE NEW STYLISTICS, HAROLD MELVIN’S BLUE NOTES, and THE MANHATTANS Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Friday, November 1 at 10 a.m.** Tickets: $79.00, $69.00, $59.00 2019 - 2020 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 10/28 – 10/31 – Ms. Pat - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 11/1 – Cheech & Chong - Sound Waves 11/4 – 11/7 – Tammy Pescatelli & Mike Gardner - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 11/8 & 11/9 – Howie Mandel - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 11/9 – Bad Company - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 11/11 – 11/14 – Godfrey & Lance Weiss - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 11/15 – STING “My Songs” - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 11/15 – Whoopi Goldberg -... Read more →


2019 Awards for Excellence, 19 Recipients to Be Honored

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association and New Jersey Business magazine will honor 19 recipients (6 executives and 13 companies ) at its annual Awards for Excellence ceremony at 6 p.m., tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Bridgewater Marriott. The event honors member companies and individuals for their exceptional achievements and for improving the quality of life in New Jersey in outstanding ways through six categories: Community Service, Outstanding Employer, Nonprofit of the Year, Member of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Vanguard Award. Executive of the Year Award For individuals who demonstrate leadership and passion while achieving business success. Gary DuBoff CEO, Arrow Fastener Company, LLC Arrow Fastener Company, LLC is the kind of manufacturer you would have expected to move... Read more →


Halloween has “Gone to the Dogs” at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Costumed therapy dogs will bring smiles to hospital patients, visitors, and staff on Halloween CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Costume-clad therapy dogs from Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team will make Halloween a lot more fun and “spooky” for patients, visitors and staff at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. This group of compassionate canines come to the hospital once a week and visit scheduled departments. On Halloween, they will extend their visit to celebrate the holiday at even more hospital units. Halloween, Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:45 pm in the lobby of Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ. Between 1 pm – 2 pm, the group will trick-or-treat at several departments These friendly therapy dogs always receive a warm welcome at the... Read more →


Atlantic City Resident Charged with Fatal Shooting of Bernard Murphy

MAYS LANDING – A 31 year-old Atlantic City man was arrested and charged Monday evening in the fatal shooting of 36 year-old Bernard Murphy, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Monday, October 21, 2019 at approximately 12:45 pm, Roberto Rios was arrested without incident at a residence in Mays Landing. Members of the Township of Hamilton Police Department and the ACPO conducted the arrest. A New Jersey State Police K9 Unit assisted with a search of the area where Rios was arrested. Rios was transported to the ACPO where he was processed and charged with 2C:11-3A(1) (Murder), 2C:39-5B (Unlawful Possession of a weapon) and 2C:39-4(A)1 (Possession of Weapon for Unlawful Purpose). Rios was detained and is lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.... Read more →


VIDEO: Untangling considerations in the vaping debate

Newswise — A rash of vaping-related deaths and injuries has alarmed physicians and public health officials. Scientists and physicians are still discerning what may be multiple causes to the deaths and injuries. Vaping manufacturers are accused of enticing teens to use e-cigarettes with candy-like flavors. At the same time, vaping has helped a mostly older generation of former smokers greatly to reduce their intake of carcinogens. Dr. Vin Gupta, assistant professor of pulmonary critical care at UW School of Medicine, says these considerations are conflated in reports about public concerns. "How do we not create another public health catastrophe by getting an entire generation hooked on nicotine and potentially gateway products for conventional cigarettes – while trying to help out an older demographic who’s at... Read more →


Election 2020: "Cory Booker Has Done Nothing Good for New Jersey",

We all know Cory Booker has done nothing good for New Jersey. He's the epitome of the Do-Nothing Democrat. But he sure likes to blather about how much progress he's made, how much good he's done. On and on he goes. Just one problem: He's got absolutely nothing to show for it. When Booker has power, we see poverty, crime, dilapidation. And he has the nerve to say the solution to the problems he's created is to give him even more power. He must think we're stupid or something. I recently had the opportunity to address a national audience of 35 million — and I used it to call out crooked Cory Booker for failing the people of New Jersey. That's me on the One... Read more →


Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) President Receives Prestigious Award

Pictured are (L-R): Courtenay D. Mercer, executive director for DNJ; and John Donio at the Downtown New Jersey Conference in Bloomfield, NJ on October 18. Wildwood, NJ – October 24, 2019 – Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) President John Donio was presented with a prestigious 2019 Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) ‘Individual of Excellence’ Award at the annual DNJ Conference in Bloomfield, NJ on October 18. The DNJ Award celebrates initiatives and individuals who have made a major or sustained impact on downtown economic development in New Jersey. Donio, who also owns the Daytona Inn and Suites in Downtown Wildwood, NJ, has been spearheading the Downtown’s resurgence for over a decade. Since the WBID’s founding in 2004, he has played a key role in the WBID’s... Read more →


Halloween Poisonings Are More than Fear of Tampered Candy

A Rutgers New Jersey Poison Control expert discusses how children and adults can reduce risks of poisoning Newswise — About 41.1 million children in the United States trick-or-treat on Halloween night. Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine, offers the following advice to avoid the risks of poisoning and allergic reactions: Before allowing children to eat candy, inspect it for tampering. Signs of tampering may include opened wrappers, wrapping that doesn’t match the candy inside, labels with misspelled words or candy that looks or smells strange. Watch for marijuana edibles masquerading as candy. Be aware of how similar these products can look like store-bought candy – with similar names and packaging,... Read more →


*Gloucester High School Class of '65 Planning 55th Reunion

SAVE THE DATE! image Dreamstime.com The Gloucester City High School Class of 1965 is planning their 55th Class Reunion. It will be held on April 25, 2020 at The Kove in Audubon. Additional details will be available shortly. For information, questions, or to express interest, please contact either Frank Carrick (856-241-9483, fcarrick@comcast.net) or Carolyn Shaw (856-933-9121, carols@verizon.net). GHS Class of 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 Reunion Photo Album Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing: Fall Turkey Season Now Opened in Western Maryland

Higher Turkey Population Anticipated This Year The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the fall turkey hunting season is now opened anbd will continue through Nov. 3 in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter. “Although many hunters are focused on deer this time of year, the fall turkey season can provide an equally exciting and enjoyable opportunity for those who give it a try,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Wild turkeys are abundant in the western region, so hunters should have ample opportunity to find a fall bird.” The 2019 Wild Turkey Observation Survey Summary shows that turkey reproduction in western Maryland was at its highest level in three years. Turkey hunters should... Read more →


Minor Coastal Flooding Expected During Morning High Tide Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Tuesday morning, October 29th. Minor coastal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide. There is the possibility of rain and minor coastal flooding for our region this week. Here is information from the National Weather Service about this week’s weather events: High tide will occur Tuesday, October 29th, at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 9:25am and again at 9:48pm. High tide will occur Wednesday, October 30th at 10:13am and again at 10:37pm. Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advisory that impact our region Tuesday morning from the National Weather Service: Coastal Flood Advisory Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 348 PM EDT Mon Oct 28 2019 ...COASTAL FLOOD... Read more →


Former Rite Aid Vice President Sentenced to Prison for Vendor Kick-Back And Tax Evasion Charges

Middle District of Pennsylvania HARRISBURG – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that former Vice President for Rite Aid, Inc. (Rite Aid), James W. Pilsner, age 61, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment followed by two years on supervised release on October 23, 2019, by U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones, III, for perpetrating a vendor kick-back scheme that defrauded the Company out of $5.7 million and for committing tax evasion. According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, Pilsner pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of tax evasion on October 1, 2018. Pilsner, a former Vice President for Advertising for Rite Aid, perpetrated a kick-back scheme with the owner of Nuvision,... Read more →


Cape May County Authorities Warn Resident to be Cautious Trick or Treating

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief of County Detectives Paul S. Skill warn the residents of Cape May County to be cautious with suspicious or unfamiliar looking candy and other edible items during the Halloween season. On Friday October 25, 2019, a bag of suspected heroin was found in a child's bag of candy that was collected from a Trick or Treat event held in the Rio Grande Section of Middle Township. According to Prosecutor Sutherland, this was one isolated incident but the laboratory analysis indicated the substance inside the bag tested positive for heroin. Prosecutor Sutherland and Chief Skill urge the public to always check the Halloween candy children bring home and to be... Read more →


Guest Opinion: 7th Anniversary of Huriccane Sandy; New Jersey is more Vulnerable

NJ Sierra Club Commentary On the 7th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we reflect on our resiliency in the face of the next superstorm. Sandy was supposed to be a 1-in-100-year storm, but now it is predicted major storms will increase 1 in every 25 years because of sea level rise. We are not stronger than the next storm and the storm themselves are getting stronger. According to a 2018 report by the United Nations IPCC, we may have as little as 12 years to reach critical levels in stopping emissions before Earth reaches a dangerous temperature. “7 years ago, Hurricane Sandy delivered a devastating blow to New Jersey’s coast. Many lives, communities, homes, and coastal areas were devastated during Sandy and they are still vulnerable.... Read more →


Attention Pennsylvania Republicans

It has come to our attention, George Soros and the far left activists are dumping millions of dollars in out of state money into the 2019 races. We cannot let left wing liberals buy our elections. It is undeniable that Pennsylvania will be the top battleground state in 2020, but the Democrats have started now, trying to buy the 2019 Courthouses. Already, dark money from the far left wing has made its way to Pennsylvania. George Soros and his cronies have sent millions of dollars making moves with independent expenditures. We can and must fight back! Can you help us fight back with a donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 TODAY? Soros and his Impeachment obsessed friends think they can buy and... Read more →


Pine Hill PD Alert: Curfew 8:00PM October 28 thru October 31

Borough Trick or Treating 10.31.19 3:00PM-8:00PM The Pine Hill Police Department would like to remind residents that curfew will be earlier on October 28 thru October 31 due to Halloween. Curfew will be 8:00 PM – 6:00AM October 28th – 31st for anyone under the age of 18 that is not accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult person having custody, care or control of the juvenile. (Resolution 2019-177) The Borough will be “Trick-or-Treating” from 3:00PM – 8:00PM on Thursday, October 31st! MISCHIEF NIGHT SAFETY TIPS Park your car in the garage and secure the vehicle and garage door Leave your house lights on, especially exterior lights Stay home on mischief night Lock up your valuables Put away children’s yard toys, they could be... Read more →


NJ TARGETS POLLUTION IN POORER AREAS WITH LAWSUITS

On Friday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that the state is bringing suits against six businesses that have allegedly polluted sites in lower-income areas: a dump in Camden, a gas station in East Orange, a scrap yard in Kearny, a former plant in Newark, and two dry cleaners in Trenton. These lawsuits support Gov. Phil Murphy administration's commitment (via executive order) "to stand up for environmental justice and to fight for communities across the state that have been ignored in the past," Grewal said. (The Record) HERE'S THE ONLY STATEWIDE QUESTION ON THE BALLOT State Question Number 1 on the ballot was unanimously approved by both houses of the Legislature — and on Nov. 5, it will be presented to voters. If it passes,... Read more →


Mega Millions Rolls To $105,000,000

TRENTON (Oct. 28, 2019) – James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that there was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, Oct. 25, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was sold at Shoppers Express, 155 Roseland Ave., Caldwell in Essex County. The winning numbers for the Friday, Oct. 25, drawing were: 16, 24, 25, 52 and 60. The Gold Mega Ball was 06, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 03. In addition, 12 other players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $1,500. Moreover, 23,673 other New... Read more →


US Senator Menendez (D-NJ) Statement on Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

NEWARK – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a military raid in Syria led by the United States: “Today, we come together to congratulate our men and women in uniform who successfully executed the attack on a brutal murderer who mercilessly killed Americans, terrorized populations across the Middle East, and threatened regional peace and security. Last night’s operation is a testament to the courage of our military who put their lives at risk every day to protect our nation, and a sobering reminder of the importance of sustained American leadership with reliable and capable partners on the ground, including the Syrian Democratic Forces and Iraqi military.... Read more →


Spooktacular for Camden County Seniors: Prize Bingo

LAWNSIDE, NJ--The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents Spooktacular Seniors Free Prize Bingo on October 31st at 11 AM at the Wayne R. Bryant Community Center. This event is for Camden County seniors ages 55 years and older. Doors open at 11 AM (please do not arrive before 10:45 AM) at which time lunch will be served. Bingo will begin approximately at noon. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. If you have your own bingo dabbers, please bring them. To RSVP, please call Tom Castellano at (856) 858-2986 or email tom.castellano@camdencounty.com. There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prize for MOST SPOOKTACULAR SENIOR, so let’s see how creative you can be. Read more →


Videos: Camden City Not Rising says Film Producer

CNBNews (Camden City, NJ)--The video titled Camden Not Rising shows just a short version of some of the truths about Camden City, NJ. This City has been robbed by politicians as well as corporations claiming to come to Camden City (receiving Tax Breaks) but not hiring City residents. CEO Of Holtec (Camden Based) stated the people do not know how to work and they are lazy, they never seen their parents get up and work! Judge for yourself!!!!!!! produced August 18, 2019 (caption and video by Gary GSAM Samuels) For comparison please watch a similar video about Camden City that was produced in 2010 by RTAmerica and published here the same year. CNBNEWS EDITOR'S NOTE: The video below was produced in December 2008 and was... Read more →


Attention Camden County Seniors: Billiards & Bowling

The Camden County Board of Freeholders in conjunction with The Big Event Entertainment Experience presents a free day of billiards and bowling for Camden County seniors ages 55 and older. Your day will include 3 free rounds of bowling, complimentary shoe rental, open billiards rooms for players and first time learners, complimentary coffee, doughnuts, all-beef hot dog, bag of chips, and a soft drink. Slots for this event are limited and RSVPs will be on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP, please contact Tom Castellano at (856) 858-2986 or tom.castellano@camdencounty.com. Read more →


Josh’s story: getting bullied at school

As parents, we wrestled with what to say and do when our son started coming home wounded by bullies. by: Lisa Modifica | Greatschools.org In my first year of middle school, kids taunted me and spit on me in hallways. It didn’t occur to me to tell my parents or teachers. Finally, when a group of 20 kids threatened to beat me up at the carwash the next day, I told my older brother, who in turn informed my parents. My dad looked up my main tormentor’s phone number in the phone book and told her dad to make his daughter stop or he’d contact the police. It worked. Twenty years later, when my 11-year-old stepson, who I’ll call Josh, came home with a sprained... Read more →


Egg Harbor Woman Charged with Aggravated Manslaughter in Crash that Killed Mother and Infant

MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor Township woman is charged in connection to a fatal motor vehicle collision on February 26, 2019, that killed a mother and her infant son, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. photo Nancy Cavanaugh On Tuesday, Nancy Cavanaugh, 66, was charged with two counts of Aggravated Manslaughter in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision occurring on February 26, 2019, on English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township. “This was a senseless tragic loss of a young mother and infant son, which could have easily been avoided. There are too many examples of these tragedies that have cost us too many loved ones and friends by people who engage in reckless and irresponsible conduct by weaponizing their vehicles when they... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Initially Speaking

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are too many conditions that make use of the alphabet. I have a hard time memorizing the names of illnesses. Now, I’m forced to remember their nicknames. A friend of mine told me she dreaded winter because her S.A.D. kicked in. After I inquired why she was sad, she patiently explained that S.A.D. was short for Seasonal Affective Disorder. I never heard of it, but if it made her sad, I was against it. I’m pretty clear about A.D.D. but for a couple of years I thought people were talking about their kids installing house alarms. Once I got that straightened out it wasn’t as puzzling. I notice that television shows often use letters in their titles. N.Y.P.D. was understandable but... Read more →


Somers Point Restaurant Week Starts Nov. 1

Waitress Donna Mirsh and owner Jeff Thomas show off the lunch specials at Charlie's Bar & Restaurant during Somers Point Restaurant Week. SOMERS POINT NJ --The 10th annual Somers Point Restaurant Week (SPRW) will be held Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 10 – offering prix fixe menu pricing for lunch and dinner at participating restaurants throughout the city. Restaurant Week is an opportunity to “Sip and Savor” Somers Point at one of 16 unique and popular eateries at an affordable fixed menu price – three-course dinners for $27.19, and two-course lunches for $12.19. Participating restaurants include: Anchorage Tavern, Buona Vita, Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant, Clancy’s by the Bay, Crab Trap, Doc’s Place, El Tipico Mexican Taqueria, Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse, Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar,... Read more →


Camden County One-Stop Career Center: Employment Opportunity Event

CHERRY HILL NJ --The Salvation Army will be holding a recruitment event on Tuesday, October 29th at the Camden County One-Stop Career Center, 101 Woodcrest Road, Suite 127, Cherry Hill, NJ. ALL candidates MUST schedule an appointment before October 29th to reserve a slot. Seating is limited, CALL: 856-549-0556 to schedule your time. Come in and speak with a career coach or counselor. Refer to NJ job #14630990. The Salvation Army will be on hand to interview candidates. Call 856-549-0556 or visit a local Career Center/American job Center. Walk-ins can only be accepted if there are open seats, calling ahead is recommended. One-Stop hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1 PM to 3:30 PM. For more information, call (856) 549-0600. Read more →


Pence vows that USMCA passage will provide boost to Pennsylvania manufacturing

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square Vice President Mike Pence speaks Oct. 21, 2019, at the opening ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress in Washington. The vice president gave a second speech later in the day in Duryea, Pennsylvania. Patrick Semansky / AP photo When Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Duryea, Pennsylvania, to make the case that the U.S. House of Representatives should vote on the proposed trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, he made a point of calibrating his remarks for a local audience. “I came to Pennsylvania to say it's time for the Democrats in Congress to put Pennsylvania first, it's time to pass the USMCA,” Pence said during a speech to workers at glass manufacturer Schott North America.... Read more →


VENTNOR CITY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN THE MURDER OF HER MOTHER & GRANDMOTHER

MAYS LANDING- The daughter and granddaughter of two homicide victims has pleaded guilty for their murders, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Heather Barbera Heather Barbera, 43, of Ventnor, pleaded guilty to the following charges: Amended count of first degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of her mother Michelle Gordon, 67 1st degree Murder of her grandmother, Elaine Rosen, 87 The aggregate sentence 42 years with 40 years and 2 months without parole. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2020. “Heather Barbera did the unthinkable when she murdered her mother and grandmother with a billy club used by her father when he worked as a beat cop in Brooklyn, NY. This plea will not bring back the Ms. Gordon or Mrs. Rosen, but it... Read more →


Three Medical Marijuana Businesses Meet with Gloucester City Officials

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 27, 2019)--The New Jersey Department of Health is presently reviewing three proposals/applications for medical marijuana facility to be built in the state in the near future. According to NJ.com Green Leaf Medical, New Jersey met with the Gloucester City Planning Board and presented a plan for cultivation, extraction and a dispensary operation in the Southport section of the City, located at Charles and Water Streets. That area was once the home of several industrial facilities, such as GAF, Harshaw/Amspec Chemical, NJ Zinc, and Atlantic Richfield. For 30 years or more, the large acreage has been vacant. Some plots of ground are still being cleaned of toxic chemicals. Presently there is a similar type of medical... Read more →


Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 20 miles off Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man from a cruise ship Sunday approximately 20 nautical miles east of Atlantic City. Personnel aboard the cruise ship Mein Schiff contacted Sector Delaware Bay Coast Guard watchstanders at 10:20 a.m. reporting a crewmember suffered abdominal pain and was in need of medical attention. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. Once on-scene, the Dolphin aircrew hoisted the man aboard the helicopter and transported him to Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City where emergency medical services were waiting. “We had to bring the man to the Air Station due to poor weather conditions. Winds and clouds prevented us from landing at the hospital helipad,... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Let’s stand together for our 2A freedoms

As you probably know, Governor Murphy recently announced an executive orderthat bans personal self-defense insurance, and effectively attempts to blackmail private businesses including gun stores, firearm manufacturers, financial institutions, and insurance providers into standing down while he and his allies strip away our Second Amendment freedoms. His executive order will inevitably limit our ability to purchase firearms and if unchallenged, could lead to copycat legislation in other states, ultimately limiting freedom for all Americans. We are developing a plan to stop Governor Murphy’s order. Expect an update on that soon. ‌ Click here to help fight back and win a rifle! ‌ ‌ Today I want to get you up to speed on what the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) is doing across the... Read more →


Salem NJ Man, Member of White Supremacist Group, Arrested on Federal Charges

Vanguard America Logo courtesy of https://www.adl.org PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Fred Arena, 41, of Salem, New Jersey was arrested this morning and charged by Indictment with making false statements to government agents. The Indictment alleges that the defendant, who is an employee at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and as such is required to obtain a security clearance, lied to obtain the clearance. He also subsequently lied to federal investigators who asked him about his answers to questions on the security clearance paperwork. According to the Indictment, on January 10, 2019, Arena completed the standard Form SF-86 to obtain a security clearance for his employment. On that form, he was required to disclose whether he had ever been a member... Read more →


The best way to study for tests, according to science

Research reveals some surprising things about the most effective ways to learn new information. by: GreatSchools Staff | October 26, 2019 ¿En español? Your child is working hard and spending lots of time studying. But if she’s not studying the right way, she’s not learning as much as she could be. “A lot of students, and even a lot of parents and teachers, don’t really make a distinction between working hard and working smart,” says learning expert Annie Murphy Paul. “A kid who puts in hours and hours of study time may be doing that studying very inefficiently, and not end up learning or remembering that material very well at all.” Most kids study for a test by re-reading the material they’ll be tested on.... Read more →


Camden County Residents: Final Week for Get Fit at Cooper River

Mindful Mondays - Join us for our final Mindful Monday of 2019 on October 28th for Mindful Mondays. Bring your own mat to the corner of Cuthbert Boulevard and North Park Drive in Haddon Township for Yoga on the Cooper River. Community instructors teach all-levels vinyasa flow classes at 6 PM. Read More. Cardio on the Cooper - Join us for our final Cardio on the Cooper of 2019, on Tuesday, October 29 for a FREE 60 minute, calorie annihilating outdoor workout. Power your way through challenging cardio and resistance circuits to build strength and endurance. Read More. Lululemon at Cooper River Park - Join Lululemon Cherry Hill and local instructors on Sunday mornings at 9 AM for an hour-long, complimentary vinyasa flow. Bring your... Read more →


Philadelphia Mummers Parade Keeps A New Year Tradition Alive

After the Mummers Parade, revelers hed to Two Street in Philadelphia Pennsport neighborhood to keep the New Year's Day party going (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia) PHILADELPHIA, PA --New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to fete 2020 than at Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade, a tradition dating back to 1901 in which 10,000 men, women and children dressed in colorfully lavish costumes twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut down one of the city’s main streets. A carnival-like atmosphere welcomes revelers who stop by at the last minute—but a little advance preparation helps onlookers get the best views of the spectacle. Better still, spending the night in the city ensures an early start to the day. The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Police Blotter: Oct. 14-20

Reminder for the week: Hunters should pay attention to property lines, hunting rules DOVER (Oct. 25, 2019) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Oct. 14-20 made 2,040 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 45 citations. Officers responded to 44 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in the Community On Oct.17, Fish & Wildlife Natural... Read more →


14 New Breweries & 16 More Coming Soon to Philadelphia

The Proper Brewing Company (photo courtesy of Visit Bucks County) Philadelphia’s Beer Scene Continues Its Boom From The City To The Suburbs To The Countryside Philadelphia and The Countryside’s lengthy craft beer trail has grown even longer this year. Over the past six months, 14 breweries have debuted in and beyond the city. Each drinking destnation offers an experience that’s wholly different from the next. There are ales that come with a side of axe-throwing (The Proper Brewing Company at ThrowHouse), a Point Breeze expansion for Dock Street, a Revolutionary farm-to-glass experience at Artillery Brewing and a pair of breweries with do-good missions (Perkiomen Valley Brewing and Triple Bottom Brewing). Here’s a look at 14 recently opened breweries in the city and suburbs—and 16 more... Read more →


Chinese national sentenced to 40 months in prison

for conspiring to illegally export military and space-grade technology from the US to China PHOENIX - On Oct. 16, United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa sentenced Tao Li, a 39-year-old Chinese national, to 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Li had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to export military- and space-grade technology to the People’s Republic of China without a license in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act discovered in an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assisted by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS). Between December 2016 and January 2018, Li worked with other individuals in China to purchase radiation-hardened power amplifiers and supervisory circuits and illegally export them... Read more →


Pennsylvania: Urge Your Representative to Support Pro-Hunting Legislation on Monday

source NRA-ILA HARRISBURG, PA--On Monday, October 28, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is scheduled to consider pro-hunting legislation, Senate Bill 147. It is important that NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters contact their state Representative and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 147 with NO WEAKENING AMENDMENTS. Senate Bill 147, sponsored by Senator Dan Laughlin, would expand opportunities for Pennsylvania hunters by providing for three additional days of hunting on Sundays during the season. Hunters are responsible for millions of acres of habitat restoration and conservation dollars through Pittman-Robertson taxes paid on firearms and other hunting equipment and should have access to the public lands made possible by these funds. Many hunters are prevented from introducing their children or friends to hunting because it... Read more →