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November 2019

Helen M. Lewis, of Bellmawr, age 94

Helen M. Lewis (nee Nardone), on November 29, 2019, of Bellmawr, NJ; formerly of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late John F. Lewis, Sr. Devoted mother of Helen Marie Lewis (LeRoy Spurgeon), John F. Lewis, Mary Theresa Jablonski (Frank), and Jean Boyer (the late Chuck). Loving grandmother of Mary Theresa, Robert Francis, John Paul, Monique Danielle, Matthew Bryce, and the late William Daniel and great-grandmother of Mina Marie and Xavier William. Dear sister of Mary Grace Adamo, and the late William Nardone and Jean Pierog. Also survived by close friends James and Helen Miller, many nieces and nephews, and her faithful companion Herman. Helen worked for the LARC School and St. John of God. She loved to cook, shop, and travel but most of all, enjoyed spending time with her family. There will be a viewing from 8:45am to 9:45am Tuesday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation... Read more →

Kansas Wins Maui Jim Tourney in Overtime

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports LAHAINA (Nov. 30, 2019)---- The Kansas Jayhawks won in overtime against the Dayton Flyers in the Championship game of the 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational basketball tournament. It was standing-room-only at the Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday. The Maui Jim NCAA tourney is the premier Thanksgiving-time college basketball tournament. It is produced by ESPN. Udoka Azubuike of the University of Kansas is hugged by teammate Tristan Enaruna after the Jayhawks beat Dayton in overtime at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game at Lahaina Civic Center. The Flyers led at half-time 37-36, but the Jayhawks broke away in overtime for a 90-84 final. “That was a great basketball game. Two good teams competing against each other and in a terrific atmosphere. Proud to be a part of it and certainly very fortunate that we came out on top,” said Kansas coach Bill Self. Senior... Read more →

William McWhorter, 46, of Philadelphia Murdered in Camden City

(CNBNewsnet)CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 30, 2019)--Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki reported a homicide that occurred in Camden on November 29, 2019. The Camden County Police Department responded to reports of a man who appeared to be shot on the 700 block of Tulip Street at approximately 3:27 p.m. Officers located the victim, William McWhorter, 46, of Philadelphia, laying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. William McWhorter was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 3:47 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and there is no further information being released at this time. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Andy McNeil at (856) 225-8407 or Camden County Police Detective Edward Gonzalez at (856) 757-7042. Information may also be... Read more →

Patricia Ann Sampson of Gloucester City; GCHS Alumnus, St. Mary's Parishioner

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On November 28, 2019. Age 89. (nee Nolan). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 59 years to the late Riley K. Sampson. Loving mother of Maryann Deacon, Patricia Sampson, Teresa Andrews, Betsy Sherrer (Karl), Kathleen Murchake and Gerald Sampson (Rose). Cherished grandmom of Nicole, William, Christina, Melissa, Dillon, Alyson, Jamie, Tommy, Madison, Julia and Leah. Predeceased by her nine brothers and sisters. Patricia Ann Sampson Pat was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1948. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church. St. Mary's RC Church (CNBNews photo) Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Wednesday morning, December 4, 2019 from 9 to 10:15 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM in church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to St. Mary’s... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Holidays

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor The holidays are upon us! Family members will gather together, spending time with one another and eating lots of goodies! But, what about Fido? Your dog is part of the family and thus, should be included in the festivities! However, a certain amount of preparation is in order so that everyone enjoys a relaxed and social time. Be sure that your dog is up to date on his immunizations. In case he becomes anxious and decides to take a chunk out of Uncle Chuck or to nip Aunt Nancy at least he won’t give anyone rabies! Seriously, if your best buddy is excitable, give him a space of his own, whether it’s his crate or a spare bedroom. And please, make sure your guests aren’t feeding him under the table or roughhousing with him! Speaking of food, a plate of de-boned turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy is... Read more →

Op-Ed: Peyton’s Law –

Empowering Student Athletes/Parents to be Proactive about Cardiac Arrest Prevention By Sen. Mike Regan Nov 2019/The Center Square Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is reported to be the leading killer of student athletes in the United States and the leading cause of death on school campuses. An average of one in 300 student athletes have undetected abnormal heart issues that could lead to SCA. Recognizing these staggering statistics, I introduced Senate Bill 836, known as Peyton’s Law, in an effort to educate every student athlete and their parents about electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions. This bill has been a top priority for me because it honors a young woman who was taken from us six years ago at the young age of 19. Her name is Peyton Walker, and she died from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Peyton was a graduate of Trinity High School in Camp Hill, and she... Read more →

NJ Pick-6 Increases to $3.7 Million for Dec. 2

TRENTON (Nov. 29, 2019) – The Pick-6 drawing on November 28 produced seven winners of $2,941 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $5,882. The $3.7 million drawing will be held Monday, December 2, 2019. The winning numbers for the Thursday, November 28, drawing were: 14, 16, 18, 26, 31 and 43. The XTRA Multiplier was: 02. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 411,749 tickets purchased for the drawing and of those sold, thousands were prizewinners! For correctly matching four numbers, 305 ticketholders won $65 each and 42 others won $130 each with the addition of XTRA. Moreover, for correctly matching three numbers 6,149 ticketholders won $3.00 each and 999 others... Read more →

2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Shines A Spotlight On Grace Kelly

Premiere Horticultural Event—and Philadelphia Itself—Honor Princess of Monaco Riviera Holiday—the theme of 191st PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (February 29-March 8, 2020)—evokes not only the citrus trees and lavender sweeps of a refined stretch of the Mediterranean coast. The horticultural tradition also spotlights the life and legacy of the late Grace Kelly, the Philadelphian who became Princess of the Principality of Monaco. Founded in 1829, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s wintertime exhibit is the nation’s largest and longest-running flower show. In 1976, for America’s bicentennial, Princess Grace returned home to judge the show. The 2020 Flower Show will feature a rose garden reminiscent of Monaco’s Princess Grace Rose Garden, with a replica of Kelly’s wedding dress and archival photos. Events include a Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-sponsored environmental summit on climate change. Visitors planning to attend the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show can find show-centric hotel deals on the show’s website, or... Read more →

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown will be Conducted in Maple Shade

Part of Statewide Year End Campaign The Maple Shade Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 6, 2019 and continuing through January 1, 2020, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. “During the last five years New Jersey has experienced nearly 37,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 679 fatalities," said Chief Christopher Fletcher. “This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when social gatherings with alcohol increase the risk of impaired driving.”... Read more →

Cellphone shock: Pennsylvanians Paying More in Fees Than Most

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center SquareNov 26, 2019 Pennsylvanians are paying more taxes on their cellphone bill than all but one of their neighbors and significantly more than the national average. That’s according to a report by a nonpartisan tax policy research group. The combined local, state and federal taxes on a resident’s cellphone bill is 25.4 percent. The Washington-based Tax Foundation noted that was the seventh-highest rate in the nation. Excluding the federal 9.1 percent rate, Pennsylvania’s state and local tax is slightly more than 16.3 percent. A state resident who has a $100 monthly bill from their wireless provider pays more than $304 in taxes per year. The average U.S. resident pays about $260 annually in local, state and federal levies. “It’s important that people keep an eye on these things because they are well-hidden within people’s phone bills,” said Ulrik Boesen, a senior policy analyst for... Read more →

D'IYANU Unwraps African Inspired Holiday Collection

Ready-to-Wear Brand Hosts Pop-up Events for Holiday Collection at Local Showroom Philadelphia, PA (November 2019) - Bells are already ringing as the world prepares for another season of joyous memories with loved ones. For Nigerian-born entrepreneur Addie Elabor and her fashion line D’IYANU, the holidays are not only a time to be festive but to look and feel the part. With its official release set for today (Black Friday), Elabor and her team present D'IYANU’s Holiday Collection. Inspired by traditional African prints, the D'IYANU Holiday Collection features dazzling formal wear for men, women, and kids along with special gifts for the entire family to enjoy. Ladies can rock the festive vibes in hues of red, gold, navy, and black with blouses, dresses, and jumpsuits. Men can flaunt African-inspired prints in dapper blazers with matching dress pants and button-up shirts. Completing the photo-worthy family look are dresses for the girls and... Read more →

Beware of Certain Toys, Some are Dangeous

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center SquareNov 2019 With Black Friday just about here, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a news conference with a public interest group and a public health expert to highlight the findings in this year’s Trouble in Toyland report. Now in its 34th year, the study released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) points out dangers that may be lurking behind some popular toys and gadgets for children this holiday season. Since the first report, more than 150 recalls or other administrative actions have been taken against toys deemed to be unsafe. The concern today isn’t just about choking hazards, although officials said that still remains an issue with items like deflated balloons and board game pieces. To determine if a toy or toy piece, like a wheel, can cause choking, experts said parents should take the piece and try to fit it... Read more →

Morristown Business Association Candle Light Stroll

Main Street Saturday from from 2-8pm. Watch for pedestrians. Speed limit 15 mph The Mooristown Business Association (MBA) is hosting the Candle Light Stroll event in support of our local merchants on Main St. from 2-8pm Saturday, Nov. 30 Horse/Carriage rides will be available at Main & High Streets. Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area, not to exceed 15 mph for the safety of event attendees on Main St. between Chester Ave. & Church St. Mill St. will be closed at Main St. for pedestrian safety. Motorists should be aware that the Horse & Carriage rides will be traveling along the shoulder of Main St. from High St. east to just past the Community House. Address/Location Township of Moorestown Police Department 1245 N Church St Moorestown, NJ 08057 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →

Letters to the Editor: The Speed Kills Myth is Alive & Well in Pennsylvania

Sadly, the speed kills myth is alive and well in Pennsylvania. A real 25-state analysis was done of NHTSA data, which showed that 1.6% of crashes are caused by excessive speed. Barely above zero, then. Nowhere does anyone ever put into a bill that speed limits must be posted at the 85th percentile free-flowing traffic speed. This is so that the ticket industry can thrive. Set the limits too low, ticket barely above them, get municipal radar and speed cameras, then watch the money flow in. Since this is still not enough, the state now wants more LIDAR and moving radar.You can expect more crashes, safe drivers cited, and lots of erroneous tickets with poor policies. The mentioned devices flopped elsewhere and will here. The state wants money, whether from red-light cameras, speed cameras, stop-arm cameras, or municipal radar. Multiple media outlets stated that after red-light cameras were installed in... Read more →

Cancer Foundation Hosts Concert in Somers Point

MediaWizeNovember 28, 2019 The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation spent Thanksgiving with friends and family and will finish the week with a grateful celebration all about giving back. Grateful Dead cover band Pure Jerry is headlining the fourth annual Concert For A Cause at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Clancy’s By The Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave. in Somers Point. Tickets are $20. They include domestic beer and house wine and are available at, Facebook, Eventbrite and at the door. Proceeds benefit the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, which provides financial support to families who are battling cancer and local cancer centers. “This event is a great chance to get together with friends who are home for the holidays and to help raise money for a good cause,” said foundation president Mark Zappone. Raffle tickets for a 58-inch television will be sold for $5 a piece and cancer foundation merchandise... Read more →

Two Atlantic County Men Plead Guilty to Setting Man on Fire

MAYS LANDING – Two men pleaded guilty on Thursday to aggravated assault after setting a man on fire in March, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Brandon Perez Brandon Perez, 23, of Hammonton and David Sult, 24, of Mays Landing, both pleaded guilty to second degree aggravated assault in exchange for five years New Jersey State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act (85% period of parole ineligibility and three years parole supervision upon release). David Sult On the evening of March 15, 2019, Brandon Perez and David Sult were at Sult’s residence in Mays Landing hanging out with a group of other men. Raymond Mullen was asleep on a couch when Perez and Sult decided to play a “prank” on him. Perez sprayed lighter fluid on the back of Raymond’s clothing. Perez ignited it. Raymond suffered severe burns to his back. The men claimed Raymond had been... Read more →

Remembering Inky, the Thanksgiving Whale

MediaWizeNovember 28, 2019 Sheila Dean, co-director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, holds a replica of a pygmy sperm whale like the one found in Longport on Thanksgiving Day 1994. Submitted by STEVE JASIECKI It was 1994 on Thanksgiving Day when a female pygmy sperm whale ended up stranded on a beach in Longport. Police and volunteers gave up their dinners to watch over the whale until the Marine Mammal Stranding Center arrived. The whale was in very poor condition and wouldn’t survive without immediate care. It was transported to the stranding center, a flurry of phone calls were made, and the Coast Guard agreed to airlift the dolphin-sized whale by helicopter to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. When she arrived in Baltimore she was weak, dehydrated and in shock. There were no obvious signs of any sickness or injuries. She had poor muscle tone and seemed malnourished. Marine... Read more →

Obituary: Warren A. Theckston “Tex”, of Gloucester City

On November 26, 2019. Of Gloucester City. Age 82. Born in Camden, he is the son of the late Howard and Caroline (Wiedeman) Theckston. Tex is survived by his loving children; Dorothy Passini (Dennis), Teresa Theckston, Jacqueline Sherriton (Brian), James Theckston; step-children, Gerald Sheridan, Eileen Nemeroff (Dave) and Kathleen Chiodi (John); grandchildren, Nichole, Nicholas, and Edward Sheridan, Daniel Theckston, Matt Nemeroff, Katherine Bradley, Olivia, Joshua, Jenna and Philip Sherriton: brother, Howard Theckston, Jr.; sister, Carol Monforte. He was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline Theckston; step-children, Margaret Sheridan, Edward Sheridan, granddaughter, Heather Nemeroff and his brother, Norman Theckston. Tex was an entrepreneur in Florida and Gloucester City, NJ Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 7th at 10:30 am in St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 10 to 10:30 am. Burial will be held at a privately later date... Read more →

Lower Township Police Arrest Four Suspects on Robbery Charges

Villas NJ (Nov. 29, 2019)--- On Monday, November 25, 2019, at approximately 4:30 P.M., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to a call in the Villas section of the Township for a subject reporting he was assaulted and then robbed at gunpoint. Upon arrival, officers found the victim with injuries to his face. The victim told officers that he went to a residence in the first block of East Atlantic Avenue to conduct a drug transaction when a juvenile male struck him in the face. Investigation revealed that an adult male, Louis Garcia, 18, of North Cape May, then pointed a handgun at the victim and told him to empty his pockets. The victim was treated by Lower Township Rescue and transported to Cape Regional Medical Center for further evaluation and medical treatment. During the investigation, Detectives from The Lower Township Police Department, The Cape May County Prosecutor’s... Read more →

Coast Guard closes search for missing kite surfer near Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (Nov. 29, 2019)-—The Coast Guard has closed the search for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey, after the missing individual called and reported themselves to be safe, Friday morning. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911, notifying them of a kite surfer reportedly wearing all black, seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard approximately 500-yards off Corson Inlet, at around 3:20 p.m., Thursday evening. At approximately 10 p.m. this morning, the missing kite surfer contacted Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders to inform them that after his kite malfunctioned, he had cut it free and used the board to paddle ashore and return home. Involved in the search were: Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew Station Atlantic City 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew Station Cape May 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew Ocean City Police Department members New Jersey State... Read more →

A Guide to Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

( 29, 2019)--The festive season is rocketing into view and, as all grown-ups know at this time of year, that means more work, more guests, more mouths to feed and more joy and laughter to nurture. The festive period is full of fun for your close and extended family, and visiting friends, but it’s also a time during which your home will be sheltering more heads than usual – and as such, it’s an important time to be prepared for. In this handy guide, you’ll learn how to best prepare your home for the holiday season in order to make your Christmas as wonderful and carefree as possible. Seating Arrangements Your first task is undoubtedly simply to understand how so many more people arriving in your home will find places to sit, talk, socialize, make merry, and – most importantly – eat. If you’re unable to find enough chairs for... Read more →

Cancer linked with a more than doubled risk of dying from stroke

Credit: Getty Images utah778 Newswise — People living with or beyond cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to new Penn State research, and certain types of cancer may boost the risk even more. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine found that compared to the general population, people who have or have had cancer are more than twice as likely to die of a stroke, and the risk increases with time. Additionally, cancers of the breast, prostate or colorectum were the type most commonly associated with fatal stroke. Nicholas Zaorsky, assistant professor in radiation oncology and public health sciences, said the results – recently published in Nature Communications – may help physicians identify patients at risk for fatal strokes. “Previous research has shown that most cancer patients aren’t going to die of their cancer, they’re going to die of something else,” Zaorsky said.... Read more →

Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

Don’t Fall Victim to Online Schemes ‘Tis the season for holiday gifting, and many shoppers will go online this time of year to find the best deals on popular items. But the sellers you buy from may not be what they seem. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), thousands of people become victims of holiday scams every year. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information, and, at the very least, a festive mood. The two most prevalent of these holiday scams are non-delivery and non-payment crimes. In a non-delivery scam, a buyer pays for goods or services they find online, but those items are never received. Conversely, a non-payment scam involves goods or services being shipped, but the seller is never paid. In 2018 alone, the IC3 estimates that non-delivery and non-payment scams together affected more than 65,000 victims, causing almost $184 million in losses.... Read more →

Action Wellness Honors Three “Friends For Life”

Action Wellness to be Presented with Pioneer Award by Center for AIDS Research at UPENN PHILADELPHIA, PA (NOVEMBER 2019) - Every year, Action Wellness observes World AIDS Day in partnership with AmeriHealth Caritas. On December 1, as a part of their annual campaign “Action Heroes Wear Red”, friends and supporters are asked to wear red, or a red ribbon, on this day to raise awareness for World AIDS Day. This day is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV and to commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illness. In 2017, according to the CDC, there were 1.8-million new cases of HIV in the United States. Action Wellness refuses to let this disease take over, and is dedicated to raising awareness in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Since 1991, Action Wellness has recognized individuals who have made a very real difference in the lives of... Read more →

5 Pieces of Essential Equipment for a New Dental Surgery 

( 29, 2019)--A surgeon is only as good as their tools, and this also goes for a dentist. When opening, upgrading or launching a new dental surgery, it’s vital that you first have all the supplies you need to provide excellent care for your patients. Your skill and technique might be top of the class from all your training and qualifications, but if you don’t have the necessary tools to make use of those skills, they will all go to waste. Before you open your new dental surgery to the public, make sure you have these essential instruments and pieces of equipment at hand. X-Ray Equipment Some dental treatments require an insight that you cannot get by eye, which is why you need to invest in X-ray equipment. Digital X-rays are much more efficient and less harmful than traditional X-rays; there is a lot less radiation which makes it safer... Read more →

NJ American Water Invests $470,000 in Somerdale Infrastructure

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – NOV. 2019 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,800 feet of aging water main in Somerdale this fall. The company will upgrade the 6-inch water lines with new 8-inch ductile iron main along North and South Hilltop Avenue from West Maiden Lane to Ogg Avenue. The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and installing one new hydrant as well as replacing 42 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $470,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement is part of New Jersey American Water’s multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the renewal of water infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life in more than 100 communities across the state. New Jersey American Water’s local, qualified contractor, Pioneer Pipe Contractors, will begin work the week of... Read more →

Delaware Police and Marine Corps Reserve Team Up

Toys for Tots program DOVER (Nov. 27, 2019) – DNREC Natural Resources Police units from Delaware State Parks, the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Environmental Crimes Unit have teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys for children in local communities for the holidays. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in communities nationwide. Toys will be accepted through Thursday, Dec. 12 at the following drop-off locations: All Delaware State Park offices statewide, including the Brandywine Zoo, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Natural Resources Police office in Sussex County at 23530 Campbell Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Environmental Crimes Unit offices at 715 Grantham Lane, New Castle,... Read more →

All-American Joseph Domanico Named League Performer of the Week

TROY, NY (11/26/2019)-- Following an All-America effort at the NCAA Championship Meet, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Joseph Domanico of Haddon Township 08108 and Haddon Township High School has been selected as the Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week by the Liberty League, it has been announced. A senior captain, Domanico earned All-America after leading Rensselaer to a school record 10th place finish at the Division III Championship. He was 17th in the field of 279 finishers to pace the Engineers, who recorded their first top 10 finish. He was in 124th place after the first 1K (3:08.1) before moving up 76 spots to get to 48th place at the 3K mark (9:15.0). A 3:23.7 split put him in 47th at 4K (12:38.7) before he advanced 18 spots into 29th at the 6.4K mark (19:58.3). A final kick of 4:50.9 brought Domanico into 17th place overall with a time... Read more →

Philadelphia CBP Seizes more than 20,000 Counterfeit Oral-B Toothbrush Heads from China

Release Date: November 27, 2019 PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 20,400 counterfeit Oral-B toothbrush heads recently in Philadelphia that were destined to an address in Delran, N.J. CBP officers seized 20,400 counterfeit Oral-B toothbrush heads in Philadelphia November 7, 2019. CBP officers initially examined the air cargo shipment October 1 and detained the shipment as suspected counterfeit consumer goods due to poor packaging and questionable quality. The shipment contained 1,200 10-pack and 2,800 3-pack toothbrush heads marked with the Oral-B brand name. CBP officers worked with CBP’s Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Centers for Excellence and Expertise, the agency’s trade experts and verified through the trademark holder that the products were counterfeit, and seized the shipment November 7. Counterfeit toothbrush heads pose a serious health threat to consumers, as do all counterfeit healthcare products. Counterfeit brush heads are manufactured in unsanitary facilities with substandard materials... Read more →

NextFab Returns With Annual Gift Guide 

Just In Time for Small Business Saturday Philadelphia, PA (November 2019) - Start checking holiday gifts off your list withNextfab’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, filled with local, handmade products, perfect for Small Business Saturday. NextFab operates locations in South Philadelphia, Downtown Wilmington, Delaware, and NextFab’s new 30,000 sq.ft. North Philadelphia location will open in Spring of 2020. NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers. With a new location in North Philadelphia opening soon and its fundamental mission in driving artisan entrepreneurs in building their business, this Gift Guide showcases the talent of many of those already successful and budding artisan entrepreneurs. NextFab’s members have a wide range of products that showcases their creativity and craftsmanship. This year's Gift Guide is divided into six categories. 38 local makersare included in the guide that provides a little something for everyone.... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report – Nov. 27: Perfect Weather for Striped Bass

By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources Nick Long spent a quiet evening on the bay fishing with his dad and holds up a beautiful fall striped bass as the sun sets. Photo by Travis Long Although the mornings can be a bit nippy, good fishing opportunities exist from the mountains of western Maryland to the waters of the Atlantic. The Chesapeake Bay striped bass season has a little more than two weeks to go before it closes, and anglers are bundling up and enjoying the fun. Forecast Summary: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: As the holiday weekend approaches, Bay temperatures continue to drop down to the upper 40s. This cooling will continue through the next week. Warmest waters continue to be found in the bottom quarter of the water column. Anglers should focus on prime habitat areas for larger concentrations of baitfish and hungry gamefish as they migrate... Read more →

Coast Guard searches for missing kite surfer near Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, N.J.(Nov. 28, 2019)-- —The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911, notifying them of a kite surfer, reportedly wearing all black, seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard approximately 500-yards off Corson Inlet, at around 3:20 p.m. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City, a Station Atlantic City 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew, and a Station Cape May 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to search for the missing person. Anyone with additional information regarding this case can contact the Sector Delaware Bay command center at 215-271-4960. Read more →


The Gloucester City Library thanks patrons and families for their patience and is now happy to announce Tiny Tots morning story hours are back. Story hours will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays as usual at the library, 50 N. Railroad Avenue. **** Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School Outreach Ministry is collecting blankets to give to the homeless as Christmas gifts through “UR Important 2 Us.” Donations of $10 will go toward the purchase of a blanket which are specifically manufactured for the homeless. The blankets are oversized cot blankets made of 100 percent polyester fleece. Checks can be made payable to Trinity Lutheran Sunday School. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 200 E. Clements Bridge Road, Runnemede. **** Knights of Columbus Council 12092’s annual fall coat drive is currently underway. Gently used coats for all ages can be donated at St. Joachim Parish, 601... Read more →

Delaware's Low-Digit Surf-Fishing Tag Auction starts Black Friday

Dover (Nov. 27, 2019) - DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will auction Low-Digit Surf Fishing Tags starting Black Friday, Nov. 29 at Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 11, bidders will have the option to bid on 10 tags, including tags 36, 63, 125 and 225, and on six “choice” categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. The highest bidder in each choice category can choose a number, if not already sold, within that category. The minimum bid for a surf fishing tag is $250. By state law, surf-fishing tags numbered 1 through 200 are limited to vehicles registered in Delaware. The auction of low-numbered plates was authorized by the Delaware General Assembly and allows DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation to auction low-digit tags to the highest bidder. All proceeds directly benefit Delaware State Parks, which is 65 percent self-funded. For more information visit or or... Read more →

Holiday Events in Camden County This Weekend

More Exciting Events Happening this Weekend in Camden County Collingswood Holiday Parade The 2019 Collingswood Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, November 30th beginning at 10 AM and will run along Haddon Avenue beginning at Zane Avenue. Named the Best Main Street Experience by South Jersey Magazine, the parade features lively seasonal entertainment including marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, giants on stilts, floats, mummers, live music, and even sports mascots like the Phillie Phanatic. Read More. Haddonfield Candlelight Shopping Downtown Haddonfield’s much-anticipated Candlelight Shopping Tradition returns this holiday season, where shoppers participate in a one-of-a-kind evening holiday shopping experience with carriage rides, live entertainment, and festive holiday décor. Candlelight Shopping takes place every Friday evening from Friday, November 29 through Friday, December 20. Carriage rides are available Friday, December 6, 13, and 20 from 6-9 p.m. during Candlelight Shopping, as well as Sunday, December 22 from noon – 3... Read more →

Remembering Pearl Harbor

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Camden County Freeholder Board and Gloucester County Freeholder Board will mark the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, December 7th 1941, on Friday, December 6th at 10 AM on the Battleship New Jersey. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. Read more →

Gloucester's Game Lions - Rams OT

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (Nov. 28, 2019)--The annual battle between our two neighborhood schools ended regulation tied a 6 - 6. After scoreless first quarter Gloucester Catholic High hit pay dirt first taking a 6 - 0 lead in 2nd but Gloucester High battled back to tie the game at 6 - 6 on a touchdown by Steven Burkhardt. Lions put on a late first half surge hoping to take a lead before entering the locker room, but QB Gavin Callahan's pass intented for Steven Burkhardt as time ran out was intercepted in the endzone by Rams Ben Watkis. Throughout the second half both teams were unable to provide a knockout punch as the game ended in regulation 6 - 6, after the Rams attempted a goal winning field goal which was blocked by Lions Gavin Callahan In overtime were each team begins at the 25 yardline, the Lions surprised the... Read more →


November and December are filled with holiday merriment, but an unexpected trip to the veterinary hospital can instantly spoil the cheer. There are many seasonal dangers for pets, including consumption of toxic foods and decorations, that can devastate a Thanksgiving, Christmas or holiday celebration. Peyton Cleary/CNBNews graphic From chocolate and turkey bones to tinsel and toys, veterinarians at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital have treated dozens of dogs and cats who have gotten into holiday-related food and items. In fact, BluePearl, which has more than 80 hospitals in 25 states across the U.S., sees an approximate 69 percent increase in chocolate-related emergency visits on Christmas Eve. Follow these expert tips to ensure a smooth and safe holiday season for your pets—and your guests: Keep the food away. While chocolate is a big part of the holidays for many people, it is toxic to dogs and cats. Be sure to... Read more →

Investors Bank’s Foundation Grant Aids Bridge Academy With Capital Campaign

Investors Bank Senior Market Manager Linda Martin (second from right) and Assistant Vice President and Lawrenceville Branch Manager Carole Bursac (second from left) present a grant check from Investors Foundation for $15,000 to Bridge Academy Director of Education Susan K. Morris (center) and Bridge Academy students Trisha Saple (far left) and Sydney Rick (far right) for its capital campaign. ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The Bridge Academy, located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, will be able to renovate and expand its campus buildings, thanks in part to a $15,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. Investors Bank has been a strong supporter of Bridge Academy since it acquired Roma Bank in 2013. The Bridge Academy was founded in 2003, to help students with language-based learning disabilities bridge the gap between potential and performance. Bridge Academy has a three to one student-to-staff ratio, with a curriculum tailored to meet the specific needs, learning style, and... Read more →

Parade of Lights is Just a Week Away!

. The holiday season is around the corner, which can only mean it's time for Parade of Lights! Join us next Saturday, December 7 for a festive day of fun for the whole family, with crafts galore and tons of activities in our merry Makerspace and Santa's Workshop on the Water. Be sure to stick around as a parade of bedecked working boats take to the Delaware River at 5:15 p.m., illuminated in lights for all to see. CBS Philly anchor Jan Carabeo will host the festivities this year, so be sure to say hello! Museum members can take a break from the holiday mayhem in our exclusive Members Lounge, complete with free refreshments and a special take-home activity. Not a member? Give yourself (or a friend) the gift of membership by taking advantage of our Parade of Lights discounts available at the front desk! PARADE OF LIGHTS TICKETS Read more →

Justice Dept Launches National Strategy to Address Murdered Native Americans

WASHINGTON—Attorney General William P. Barr launched a national strategy last week to address missing and murdered Native Americans. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Initiative places MMIP coordinators in 11 U.S. Attorney’s offices including the District of Oregon who will develop protocols for a more coordinated law enforcement response to missing cases. The plan also calls for the deployment of the FBI’s most advanced response capabilities when needed, improved data collection and analysis, and training to support local response efforts. “American Indian and Alaska Native people suffer from unacceptable and disproportionately high levels of violence, which can have lasting impacts on families and communities. Native American women face particularly high rates of violence, with at least half suffering sexual or intimate-partner violence in their lifetime. Too many of these families have experienced the loss of loved ones who went missing or were murdered,” said Attorney General William P. Barr.... Read more →

Researchers discover HIV drug is effective against Zika virus

A research team at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine has discovered that a drug used to treat HIV is effective in suppressing Zika virus, suggesting potential global implications for treating mosquito-borne viral diseases. Photography By: Ryan S. Brandenberg Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience Kamel Khalili, right, and a researcher, work in a lab at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. A team of Temple researchers has discovered that a drug used for HIV treatment is also effective in suppressing Zika virus. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy, the research team—led by Laura H. Carnell Professor and Department of Neuroscience Chair Kamel Khalili, director of the Center for Neurovirology and the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine—describes a study that demonstrated in cell and animal models that the drug, rilpivirine, stops Zika virus... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 18-24

DOVER (Nov. 27, 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 Nov. 18-24 made 1,433 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 17 citations. Officers responded to 61 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Actions Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers concluded multiple trespassing to hunt investigations, resulting in two separate arrests of individuals charged with hunting and trespassing on closed Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) properties as described in a press release. Citations issued by category, with the number of... Read more →

Happy Thanksgiving from Gloucester Township Police

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--As we enter into the Holiday Season, we at the Gloucester Township Police Department have much to be thankful for. We are thankful that we live in a nation that guarantees us our freedoms. We are thankful for those whom we are honored to help at their time of need. We are thankful for this great community that we serve. We are thankful to be able to do what we are called to do. We are thankful for the many people who thank us for our service. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, please take a moment to remember the 110 Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty this year. Please remember their families, who are grieving their loved ones during the holiday season. We honor them by carrying on our law enforcement mission. The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department will be... Read more →

A Glimpse From The First Cannabis Café in America

( 28, 2019)--Cannabis has been recognized for both its benefits and contributions to one’s society. With this, the usage of marijuana has extended into different sectors and services. Alongside this growth and development, the first-ever Cannabis Café in America has become available for service and open to the public. A weed café, similar to other cafeterias and shops, is a place that offers food and various marijuana products to consume. A guest can afford to order any food from their menu with several marijuana offerings. Upon the establishment of the first weed café, the importance and dominance of cannabis can’t be neglected. Other people choose to visit such a place to obtain the advantages of taking CBD oil and marijuana. Here’s What To Expect From The Lowell Café Lowell Farms is the first legal business that has a complete cannabis-consumption license. This place allows its customers to smoke weeds while... Read more →

Holly Jolly Senior Dance

BELLMAWR, NJ (Nov. 29, 2019)--The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents the Holly Jolly Senior Dance on Wednesday, December 18th from 3:30 PM to 6 PM at the Bellmawr Ballroom. Join us for light refreshments, live music, and an evening of fun. Please do not arrive before 3:15 PM. To register, please call Michael at (856) 216-2170. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Bellmawr Ballroom 29 Lewis Avenue, Bellmawr, NJ, 08031, United States Wednesday, Dec 18th, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Read more →

Samaritan’s Tree of Life Ceremony in West Deptford Brightens the Holiday Season

Moorestown, N.J. – The community is encouraged to gather family and friends to celebrate the season as Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice presents their annual Tree of Life ceremony on Monday, December 2, at 7 p.m. at the West Deptford Municipal Building, located at 400 Crowne Point Road. The candlelight ceremony is open to the public and features inspirational readings and music provided by local musicians, followed by fellowship and refreshments. Individuals may dedicate a light on the tree in memory of someone who has passed on or in honor of someone special in their life. Proceeds from optional donations benefit the patients, families and programs of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. Visit for all of the 2019 Tree of Life ceremony locations and times. About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice: Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the... Read more →

Mikhail Peleg: Soon, Machete will please fans with new hits

( 28, 2019)--After a long creative work hiatus, the popular Machete band intends to return to the big stage. This information was shared by Mikhail Peleg, the band’s producer. The leader of the band, Yaroslav Malyi, said that a creative break was necessary for the group. They traveled around the world, absorbed the energy of ancient countries, meditated, and learned new things. But not only had the rest from the multimillion audience helped band members to grow. They had constantly rehearsed, wrote lyrics and music. Machete visited Israel, Bali, Singapore, and India, the soloist of the band reviewed his life values ​​and began to think differently. The guys do not hide the fact that Machete will present a new album soon, on which they have worked so long. Frontman Yaroslav Malyi shares his travel experiences. He says that such breaks in creative work are necessary for everyone. For four years,... Read more →