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November 2019

4 Amazing Technologies Improving Our Health Every Day

( 28,2019)--We’ve come a long way from leeches. The high-tech boom of the Information and Innovation Ages has melded with the healthy-living craze. Cutting-edge technologies help us live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Here are four amazing technologies for improving our health every day ... 1. Software as a Medical Device We get it—you already had to learn what SaaS means, but now you have to learn SaMD? Nevertheless, according to Orthogonal, “SaMD is proving to be a major disruptive force in the way healthcare professionals do their work, in areas such as bioinformatics, drug discovery, genomics, point-of-care diagnostics, robotics, and therapeutics.” SaMD basically uses software to perform one or several basic medical functions. Examples include: Artificially-intelligent software that examines MRI scans for signs of cardiovascular disease. Software that recommends insulin dosage for a diabetic patient based on inputs from a patient’s cloud-based food log. Software that determines the correct... Read more →

Members of Newark’s ‘Boyz’ Street Gang Admit Drug and Firearms Offenses

NEWARK, N.J. – Members of the “Famous Boyz” street gang have admitted to firearms and narcotics distribution offenses as part of a drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Shaka McKinney, 25, of Newark, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum fine of $250,000. Jahid Vauters,” a/k/a “k”, a/k/a “KO,” 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty Nov. 25, 2019, before Judge Arleo to an information charging him with one count each of: conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 28 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base; possessing two firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon; and possessing... Read more →

5 Things That Could Go Wrong During Your Next Trip to Vegas

( 28, 2019)--It is not called Sin City for nothing. Las Vegas is a great place to go to for fun, gambling, entertainment and yes, some good, old fashioned debauchery. While the thrill-seekers paradise in the desert has become a lot more family-friendly over the last few decades, there is still plenty that can go wrong during a trip to Vegas. While the worst-case over-the-top scenario looks something like the movie The Hangover, there are plenty of other, more realistic things that can ruin your next Vegas vacation. Here are 5 things that could go wrong during your next trip to Vegas. Get banned from a casino Nothing will sour your trip to Sin City like getting tossed out of and banned from the casino. Aside from trying to cheat to win money (which we will discuss later), there are a few guaranteed ways to be asked to leave not... Read more →

Old American Water Co. Building in Voorhees Township Destroyed by Vandals ; Suspects Arrested

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP (Nov. 27, 2019)--On Monday, November 4th, 2019 at approximately 6:44 pm, Voorhees Patrol Officers were dispatched to 1025 Laurel Oak Road, formerly known as the American Water Company for a fire alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of criminal activity afoot within the recently vacated commercial facility. The on-scene investigation was turned over to Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Bureau. This incident subsequently developed into a multi-jurisdictional effort between Voorhees Police Department and the Gloucester Twp. Police Department. As a result of this joint investigation, individuals were identified, arrested and charged accordingly. The Voorhees Police Department announces the arrest of Miranda Ulmer (28yoa) 500 block of Erial Road, Sicklerville, NJ, Leon Dandy (35yoa) 800 block of Blackwood-Clementon Road, Pine Hill, NJ and Rahjahn Waters (24yoa) 2600 block of Kenwood Drive, Pine Hill, NJ. All were charged with 3rd-degree crimes consisting of (2) counts each of burglary, theft... Read more →

350 Coast Guard Recruits to Enjoy Thanksgiving with South Jersey Families

CAPE MAY, N.J. (Nov. 27, 2019)– U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place more than 350 Coast Guard recruits with South Jersey families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside, Thursday. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate the holiday with a host family while they’re separated from their loved ones during the rigorous basic training program. Operation Fireside has been coordinated annually by the American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter in Cape May Court House, N.J., since the program started more than three decades ago. The Red Cross solicits and tracks volunteers and host families, while Training Center Cape May pairs each recruit with a family on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The families and the recruits will meet at Training Center Cape May’s Flores Gymnasium before departing the training center.... Read more →

Drug Raid in Cape May County Nets Meth and Heroin

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (Nov. 27, 2019)--– Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland, and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of Jennifer R. Pagano, a 48 year old resident of Seagrove Avenue in Lower Township, N.J. on drug possession and distribution charges. On November 8, 2019, detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutors Office Gangs, Gun’s and Narcotics Task Force and the Lower Township Police Department concluded a two month long investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics by Pagano in Cape May County. On November 8, 2019, the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team executed a Court authorized search warrant in the 600 block of Seagrove Avenue in Lower Township. As a result of this search warrant, distribution amounts of suspected heroin and methamphetamine were seized from Pagano’s residence along with drug paraphernalia. Pagano was charged with possession of heroin, a crime of... Read more →

Avalon Man Indicted on Charges of Sexual Assault and Witness Tampering

November 27, 2019 Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland along with Chief Jeffrey Christopher of the Avalon Police Department announce the Grand Jury indictment of 31-year old Jerry Shields on Sexual Assault and Witness Tampering charges. On November 26, 2019, Jerry Shields was indicted by a Cape May County Grand Jury for one count Sexual Assault, a crime of the 2nd degree; two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the 3rd degree; one count Witness Tampering, a crime of the 1st degree; one count of Contempt, a crime of the 4th degree; and one count of Terroristic Threats, a crime of the 3rd degree. This indictment was the result of a joint investigation conducted by detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Avalon Police Department which was initiated in October of 2018 due to... Read more →


On December 1, an important new law will go into effect — it will lift the statue of limitations on certain crimes so that childhood victims of intimate violence will have a chance to bring their abusers to justice. This law is why one attorney will be filing lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America, coach Tony Sagona, and the Newark Archdiocese — and many other suits will likely follow. ( MURPHY: LET'S DECRIMINALIZE CANNABIS ALREADY Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy called the vision to decriminalize recreational cannabis for adults "critical short-term relief" in the months leading up to next year, when lawmakers will place the decision to legalize recreational marijuana on the ballot. In November 2020, voters will decide — but that's too long of a wait, the governor said. The state must decriminalize weed "as soon as possible," Murphy argued, because in our state, the reality that about 600... Read more →

Sweeney Says Murphy is Playing Politics with Critical School Funding

Senate President: Governor doesn’t realize his proposed $1B tax hike wouldn’t put a penny into overfunded districts under bill he signed into law TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney today blasted the Governor for playing politics on critical school funding issues by calling for a $1 billion tax increase that would do nothing to help districts facing Adjustment Aid cuts. “It is disappointing to see the Governor demagogue the critical issues of school funding and property tax fairness in order to call for an unrelated $1 billion increase in the sales tax and the millionaire’s tax,” Senator Sweeney said. “What is more inexcusable is the Governor doesn’t even acknowledge his proposed $1 billion tax hike wouldn’t put a penny into overfunded districts under the school funding bill he signed into law 15 months ago,” Senator Sweeney said. “Any increase in state funding for schools would go to the overwhelming majority... Read more →

NJ Taxpayers Give $161.25 Million in Municipal Aid Grants to Municipalities

Change in Grant Cycle Will Help 542 Municipalities Better Plan Future Work TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that 96 percent of New Jersey municipalities will receive Municipal Aid grant awards, totaling $161.25 million for fiscal year 2020. These are the first awards being made under the new Municipal Aid grant cycle that better aligns with the state’s construction season and municipal budget cycles. A total of 542 cities and towns across the state are receiving grants to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvements, continuing the Department of Transportation’s Commitment to Communities initiative. With the announcement of the 2020 grants, NJDOT will have awarded nearly $1.2 billion to local governments during the first 18 months of the Murphy Administration. “Our administration sought to deliver a fairer approach to how government does business and this round of grants will, in the third straight year, reach more municipalities than in... Read more →

The Renewal of GLOUCESTER'S GAME (Rams v Lions) Videos of previous Contests

The excerpt below is from the Renewal of Friendship booklet which was released in 1993 when the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic was resumed. Related: Two and One-Half-Hours The football teams from the two schools will meet tomorrow (Thursday) at the John Lynch Field at Gloucester High School, Rt. 130 and Market Street. The Rams won last year's contest 30 to 14. Gloucester Catholic's junior running back Dashaun Harris finished that game with 222 yards on 23 carries and three total touchdowns in front of an estimated crowd of 400. Thursday's Kickoff is 10:30AM. The Rams lead the series, 22-21-1. BY G.J. FERGUSON (CNBNewsnet)(Gloucester City NJ)(Nov. 27, 2019)--It has been nearly three decades since the last City-Series game was played in 1965. At times, it seems like it was only yesterday. But, sadly it wasn't. With the final whistle, on that sunny autumn day,... Read more →

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Year End Campaign

Lower Township — Law enforcement officials from the Lower Township 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 William Mastriana. “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... Read more →

Steve Flinn, of Gloucester City; Member of Iron Workers Local 502; Central Metals Employee

Stephen W. Flinn Gloucester City – On November 25, 2019. Age 65. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of the late Fay D. Flinn (nee Martin). Beloved son of the late Raymond and Joan Flinn. Beloved brother of Dennis Flinn, Liz Dykie, Kevin Flinn, Joan Bohrer, Joyce Ann Buzby and Meg Boice. Cherished uncle of many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Also survived by loving members of the Martin family and his dear friend, Ruth Ferry. Steve was a quiet kid and quiet man with a passion for the outdoors! An environmentalist who had a love for kayaking in the pines, camping, hiking and his dogs; Wimpy, Major and Stewart. Steve also enjoyed traveling the USA by train to enjoy the beauty of this country. He brought joy to many kids as Santa. Steve had a deep love for his Fay, the love of his life, whom he missed... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: Firearms Deer Season Begins Saturday

A Saturday opener for the firearms deer season and the possibility of more older bucks throughout the Commonwealth have many Pennsylvanians excited about Nov. 30 and the weeks to follow. Last year’s firearms deer season saw rainy weather nearly statewide throughout much of the opening day. But even then, 30 percent of the antlered deer harvested in the 2018-19 firearms season were taken on opening day. It was the best day of the season for buck harvest. It’s likely that opening day will continue to be the best for buck harvest this year, when the season will open on a Saturday, said Christopher Rosenberry, supervisor of the Game Commission’s Deer and Elk Section. “We expect the opening Saturday to become the biggest harvest day for bucks,” said Rosenberry. “The first Monday will play a lesser role, but how much less remains to be seen. The second Saturday, since it is... Read more →

Authorities Arrest Rooftop Copper Bandits; Suspects Caused over $1M in Damages

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Nov. 27, 2019)--Nov. 8, 2019 at approximately 2035 PM, Gloucester Township Police patrol officers located a suspicious male, later identified as Rahjahn Waters from Pine Hill, on the rooftop of Commerce Square 1435 Blackwood-Clementon Rd, posing a New Jersey American Water employee servicing the HVAC units. Investigation revealed the male removed copper coils from several rooftop HVAC units causing damage in excess of $140,000. On Nov. 11, at approximately 3:45 PM, detectives were conducting enhanced police operations and follow up at Commerce Plaza II. Detectives located two (2) males, later identified as Jason Hutzler and Moises Ambriz, actively dismantling rooftop air conditioning units. The males fled on foot and utilized a rooftop hatch ladder in an attempt to evade police. Gloucester Township Police patrol officers established a perimeter containing the subjects and several Gloucester Township Police detectives apprehended the males after a brief foot pursuit. Damage caused... Read more →

Dayton Will Face Kansas for the Maui Jim, Maui Invitational Championship

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews (, MAUI (Nov. 27, 2019)---- In the second round game during the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, MSU bested Georgia 93-85. When asked about the team’s conversation last night leading up to the game, Cassius Winston said, “We just focused on a lot, just focused within ourselves. We got all the pieces. We got everything we need to be a really good team. Everyone’s going to bring their best each every night.” State is definitely growing as a team. On the season, the Spartans are now 4-2. Kansas beat BYU 71-56. Kansas head Coach Bill Self said post-game, “Well that was a hard team to guard. And early in the game they had us on our heels the first 10-minutes.” Dayton bested Virginia Tech 89-62. Obi Toppin had this to say after the game, “Knowing what we have been through this whole off-season and summer, it's... Read more →

Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Marijuana Exposures

Newswise — (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Natural substances with psychoactive effects have been used by people for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes for millennia. Lack of regulation has led to an increase in their availability, especially online. Some psychoactive substances may be appealing to recreational users because of the blog files perception they are safer because they’re “natural.” However, these substances can produce psychedelic, stimulant, sedative, euphoric and anticholinergic symptoms, which are cause for concern. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to natural psychoactive substances. The study looked at calls from January 2000 through December 2017, which totaled an average of 3,743 exposures each year, or approximately 10 calls every day. “These substances have been associated with a variety of... Read more →

Owner Of Empire Pharmacy In Hudson County Admits Role In Multi-Million Dollar Conspiracies

TRENTON, N.J. – A Bergen County, New Jersey, man today admitted participating in conspiracies to commit health care fraud and to bribe a doctor, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Eduard “Eddy” Shtindler, 36, of Paramus, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks to a doctor. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From 2012 through at least 2017, Shtindler owned and operated the now-defunct Empire Pharmacy in West New York, New Jersey. Starting in 2015, Empire began filling prescriptions for expensive specialty medication that required “prior authorization” before being approved for reimbursement payment by Medical, Medicaid, and some private insurance providers. To entice doctors to use Empire to fill such medications, Shtindler planned... Read more →

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Base Salary $88,610

The Center Square Nov 25, 201 State lawmakers in Pennsylvania now draw a base annual salary of $88,610, in addition to mileage or travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Gloucester City News blog files Pennsylvania legislators receive per-diem payments consisting of $177 per day during sessions. Lawmakers’ salaries can be set by statute, legislatures or compensation commissions, according to the NCSL, which collects information yearly on state lawmaker pay and per diems in the 50 states. In addition to this compensation, legislators may also receive insurance and retirement benefits, as well as office and staffing allowances. Legislator Salaries by State in 2019 State Base Salary Mileage in Cents per Mile Session Per Diem Rate Alabama $48,123 58/mile Up to $100/day depending on length of trip. Alaska $50,400 58/mile $322/day Arizona $24,000 58/mile $35/day for the first 120... Read more →

Wilkes University Student Tyler Weatherby of Sewell, N.J. Presents Engineering Senior Project

WILKES-BARRE, PA (11/26/2019)-- Wilkes University mechanical engineering student, Tyler Weatherby of Sewell, N.J., 08080, presented a senior project on Nov. 23. The event was attended by faculty, friends and family. Engineering students in the University's College of Science and Engineering are required to complete a senior project as part of the requirements to complete their degrees. Weatherby was part of the student team who worked on the project entitled, Robotic Snow Blower. The students created a robotic snow blower that can run throughout a snow storm to keep the driveway and sidewalks clean. Weatherby worked with faculty advisor William Greiner, faculty of practice in mechanical engineering. About Wilkes University: Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation's... Read more →

Pennsylvania Senator Wants to End Practice of Changing Clocks within the State

Pennsylvania senator calls for end to Daylight Saving Time By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square Nov 25, 2019 Pennsylvania Sen. Scott Martin is on a quest to end the twice-annual practice of changing clocks – not just within the state, but across all of the U.S. Martin, R-Lancaster, went before the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee recently and discussed why he was introducing Senate Resolution 179. At its core, the document calls on federal lawmakers to abolish the long-running practice of Daylight Saving Time. “I think it’s a process that’s well past its time,” Martin said. “I think we can do better.” In his recent remarks to the Senate panel, Martin described the practice of changing clocks back an hour in November and ahead in March as an “archaic tradition.” Many believe Daylight Saving Time began to help farmers, but this is a misconception,” Martin wrote in a co-sponsorship... Read more →

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Hosted Special Educational Conference

on Moral Injury and Veteran-Centric Care with Local Experts Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, in collaboration with New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, HeroCare Connect and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), recently hosted the Moral Injury and Veteran-Centric Care Conference at The Samaritan Center in Voorhees. VetConference– Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, in collaboration with New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, HeroCare Connect and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), recently hosted the Moral Injury and Veteran-Centric Care Conference at The Samaritan Center in Voorhees. Pictured here, from left: Mary Ann Boccolini, President and CEO, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice; Reverend Chris J. Antal, Staff Chaplain, Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia and Keynote Speaker of the conference; and Kim Rumaker, Manager of Social Work, Spiritual Support & Center of Grief Support, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. “The purpose of this conference was to... Read more →

Keb’ Mo’s Jingle Bell Jamboree

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ--Presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders in association with BRE and the Borough of Collingswood, the Scottish Rite Auditorium welcomes Keb’ Mo’s Jingle Bell Jamboree plus special guest Alicia Michilli on Saturday, December 14th, 2019. Doors open at 7 PM, showtime at 8 PM.​ This year Keb’ Mo’ is celebrating his 25th Anniversary year of performing under the moniker, with the release of two albums, Oklahoma (June 14) and Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You (Oct. 11), Keb’s first ever holiday album released throughout his lengthy and successful career. This fall, Keb’ Mo’ will embark on a holiday tour, Jingle Bell Jamboree, which will feature the four-time Grammy-award winning contemporary Blues and Americana artist performing songs off of Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You. Over the years, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.... Read more →

European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS)

( 27, 2019)--With the expansion and debatable success of the European Union, the supranational state has become evident that it’s possible to successfully coordinate policies across multiple jurisdictions. Trade wars and tax competition has always eroded the notion of collective behavior, but the E.U. proves this is not the case. The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), though not strictly the E.U., is evidence that coordinated policy can work too. On September 5th, 2018, The European Council passed a regulation that would better control European borders. This system was designed to mitigate security threats to European countries by making sure Europe as a collective can identify who, when visiting or moving, may pose as a security threat. If this is the case, they can deny such people the authorization to travel. So, what does this mean for visitors? The systems mean that all visa-exempt countries are required to go... Read more →


IN RECOGNITION OF 50 YEARS OF PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICE Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney commemorated PATCO’s Golden Anniversary during Customer Appreciation Event at 15/16th & Locust Street Station To commemorate PATCO’s 50 years of connecting people through public transit, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney presented PATCO with a Ceremonial Liberty Bell on behalf of the City of Philadelphia last month. On February 15, 1969, PATCO made its first trip from Lindenwold, New Jersey, to Center City Philadelphia. “Congratulations to PATCO on its 50th Anniversary. It’s a real connection between Philadelphia and New Jersey,” said Kenney. “PATCO is really important. It brings thousands of passengers across the bridge into Philadelphia. It keeps cars off the highways, keeps emissions down and really does a good job for our environment.” PATCO General Manager John D. Rink and DRPA Deputy CEO Maria J. Wing accepted the Ceremonial Liberty Bell on behalf of PATCO at its 15/16th... Read more →

Ride The Silver Sleigh with Santa Dec. 7

Children and adults alike will enjoy the opportunity to ride the train with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Specially decorated PATCO trains will make three trips, leaving the Lindenwold station at 9:10 a.m., 10:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. and picking up passengers at all stops along the way. After enjoying their ride with Santa and his elves, complete with seasonal music, Santa’s Sleigh passengers can shop at Christmas Village in Love Park, check out the light show and “Christmas Carol” display at Macy’s or strap on their ice skates at the Rothman Rink at City Hall, among many other family-friendly activities. To travel in style with Santa, be ready to board the Silver Sleigh at special departure times that are in addition to the normal Saturday schedule: SPECIAL DEPARTURE TIMES: Lindenwold – 9:10 a.m., 10:40 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. Ashland – 9:12 a.m., 10:42 a.m. or 12:12 p.m. Woodcrest... Read more →

2006 Turkey Day Football: Gloucester City HS vs Gloucester Catholic HS

Originally Published November 2006 By LEA KOROS Special to ClearysNotebook GLOUCESTER CITY NJ —With the Lions / Rams game less then a week away the talk has begun. The “ELECTION” is over and the residents and alumni have started the annual rite only a local GHS or GCHS graduate can appreciate. This talk is for the locals not the wannabes, the talk is not held on the bus ride from Deptford or Washington Twp, but held at the Memorial A.A. church. I’ve heard the sermons at the bright orange church about mixed marriages. Lately the sermon preached why can’t we forgive and accept these marriages. How can a Lion marry a Ram? How can they send their children to that place on Cumberland St? Yes, it has begun. Wednesday night the hardworking, church going, people of Gloucester will head to a local establishment and dissect the upcoming Turkey Day game.... Read more →

Heroin, Marijuana and 9mm Ammunition Found During Raid at Millbridge Garden Apts.

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Nov. 26, 2019)--Today, at approximately 06:00 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Special Response Team (SRT) executed a narcotics related search warrant at 1341 Blackwood-Clementon Rd. (Millbridge Garden Apartments). A long term investigation by the Gloucester Township Special Investigations Unit (SIU) led to the arrest of 29 year old DVaughn White of Gloucester Township. During the search of the apartment, a quantity of heroin, marijuana, and 9mm ammunition were recovered. A significant amount of U.S. currency was seized from the suspected heroin dealer. These restorative Community Policing efforts encouraged residents to take back their community, and assist the Gloucester Township Police Department with keeping our community safe. Heroin is a highly addictive drug where its use has long been associated with crime because many addicted people turn to theft, prostitution, and various other criminal activities to obtain money to buy the drugs. The Gloucester Township Police Department has... Read more →

Delaware hunting and trapping seasons opening in December

A retriever brings back a snow goose taken by a Delaware hunter near Little Creek/DNREC photo. Multiple opening waterfowl hunting seasons run into January DOVER (Nov. 26, 2019) – Numerous Delaware hunting and trapping seasons open in December, including multiple waterfowl seasons that extend into or through January, coinciding with the influx of a variety of migratory waterfowl for the winter, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Many other hunting and trapping seasons provide opportunities to enjoy the winter outdoors as temperatures drop and provide favorable hunting and trapping conditions. Hunting seasons opening in December: Beaver: Dec. 2 - March 20, 2020, private land only Woodcock and common snipe: Dec. 7 - Jan. 21, 2020 Antlerless deer: Dec. 14 - 22, including all Sundays* Waterfowl (ducks, coots, and mergansers): Dec. 13 - Jan. 31, 2020 Brant: Dec. 21 - Jan. 1, 2020 Canada geese (migratory): Dec. 21 -... Read more →

NJ American Water Highlights Investment at Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant

Continued Investment Ensures Protection and Sustainability of Water Supply for More Than 1 Million People in Central New Jersey CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (November 26, 2019) – New Jersey American Water today released a new video about its multi-year, $65 million investment to ensure the resiliency and sustainability of its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant. The video can be seen on the company’s YouTube Channel and other social media channels. The Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant, situated in Bridgewater, Somerset County, N.J., is New Jersey American Water’s largest water production facility and a regional source of potable water supply for seven counties in central New Jersey. The plant is located near the confluence of the Raritan and Millstone Rivers – an area of Somerset County that experiences severe flooding during significant storm events due to the relative low ground surface elevations in the floodways adjacent to the two rivers. The plant produces an... Read more →

Obituary: Harry Wiltsey, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City - Surrounded by his loving family. On November 25, 2019. Age 77. Loving husband of the late Kathleen Wiltsey. Cherished father of Harry Wiltsey, Jr., Christian Wiltsey (Lisa) and Jason Wiltsey (Jennifer). Devoted grandfather of Jason Wiltsey, Jr. Dear Brother of Thomas Wiltsey and Matilda Meloni. Honoring the wishes of Harry, all services and burial will be held privately at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Harry Wiltsey. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Business News: The Junkluggers Announces Its First Franchise on The West Coast!

Eco-friendly junk removal business now serving San Gabriel Valley in California. SEYMOUR, Conn. (November 21, 2019) – Sustainable junk removal service The Junkluggers recently finalized an agreement with California native Samuel Orozco to open The Junkluggers of San Gabriel Valley, the company’s first franchise located in California. “Sam is joining The Junkluggers team with a wealth of experience in providing strategic leadership, and I am thrilled to have him at the helm of our first-ever West Coast location,” said Josh Cohen, Founder, and CEO of The Junkluggers. “Through our partnership with Contractor Nation, our expansion across the country is accelerating, and this is an important milestone in our growing franchise network.” Sam, a native of Northeast Los Angeles, has over fifteen years’ experience in managing all aspects of financial and accounting operations in support of business planning, most recently as Director of Finance for a property management company. His strong... Read more →

5 Things That You Need to Know About Car Insurance

( 26, 2019)--Today getting insurance for one’s property is more than trendy. Everybody tries to protect the valuables from some accidents, hazardous natural phenomena, or robberies. Without any doubt, insurances have a well-deserved reputation and are worthy of attention. But before making a solid decision, there are things to discover about the procedure and peculiarities of insurances in the United States. Safety of vehicles is one of the most requested topics within all existing types of insurance, – and it’s quite logical that people invest so much in safeguarding their automobiles. That is why this article will run about the important things you will want to know about making car insurance. P.S. For getting a full picture of how the insurance works, go straight to Grasping the Core Principles of Car Insurance Whether you’re a seasoned car owner looking for a new one to meet your expectations, or just... Read more →

Mount Holly Township Hosts 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting and Celebration

Mount Holly, NJ – Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Mount Holly’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mount Holly’s downtown district will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for this family-friendly event, sponsored by Mount Holly Township. This event is free and open to the public. The celebration will feature live performances from a variety of acts, including but not limited to the Lumberton school of music, Mount Holly Township School children’s choir, Dansation School of Dance and more. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will also make an appearance, helping to light the township’s Holiday Tree, located at the intersection of Washington and High Streets, with more than 3,000 lights. Once the tree is lit, all will be invited to have their pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. WHAT: Mount Holly Township’s Annual... Read more →

Basic Information About Insurance in the USA Everyone Needs To Know

( 26, 2019)--Whether you are a citizen or not, you may know that insurance in the USA is something that everyone is talking about and many own. Besides, there are also many online dealers that offer you financial security for the fairest price. Despite the number of vendors, some of them may be a little less reliable than the others. That is why we offer you pay attention to the website in the first place. The company has the most reliable and acceptable offers on the market. Insurance – what is it? However, just before you just to the website, you need to be aware of what you are signing up for, and we are going to start with the basics. The truth is that very often things happen to us when we least expect them. To cover unexpected losses, you may need to have a pretty penny in... Read more →


In Trenton yesterday, the state Assembly voted to approve a measure that will give certain convicted criminals who are on parole the right to vote. The bill passed 46 to 23, with one abstention. If it clears the state Senate and is later signed by Gov. Phil Murphy — who has said he plans to do so — New Jersey would become the 20th state to restore voting rights for parolees. (NJTV News) HERE'S HOW RACIAL DISPARITIES PERSIST AMONG NJ KIDS A new report published by the Advocates for Children of New Jersey on Friday "for the first time includes some measures of child well-being by race and ethnicity," Colleen O'Dea writes. The Kids Count County Data Dashboardfeatures a county-by-county breakdown. For example, one in 10 Hispanic babies and nearly 15% of Black babies were born underweight, compared with 8% of white babies. Prenatal care also followed a racist pattern.... Read more →

Morris County Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Bombs And Being Felon In Possession Of Guns

NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for being a felon in possession of guns, possessing bombs, and precursor materials, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Christopher Faschan, 31, of Landing, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an information charging him with one count of unlawful possession of destructive devices and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Judge Martinotti imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: On Feb. 1, 2019, Faschan detonated the bomb in the area of Lake Lackawanna in Stanhope. On Feb. 4, 2019, law enforcement agents interviewed Faschan, who said that he had ignited the bomb. He described it as two pounds in weight and explained how he used and mixed Potassium... Read more →

How Long Do Resin Beads in a Water Softener Last?

( 26, 2019)--Whether you have just purchased a water softener or still using the one you bought on your last shopping, one of your many worries include when to replace the resin bed. This leads to asking – how long do resin beads in industrial water softeners last? Also, you inquire further about the kind of maintenance it requires, how they work, and which of these resin beads the best is for you. In this post, we'll provide answers to these questions and help you get the most out of your resin beads. What is a Water Softener Resin Water softener resin is a media to remove the hardness of your water. This media uses an ion exchange process to eliminate the high amount of heavy metals and other minerals, causing hardness of water, leaving the water in your plumbing network soft. While the water conditioner does not remove the... Read more →

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $100,000,000 For Wednesday’s Drawing

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (Nov. 25, 2019) – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $100 million! Although no one won the jackpot in the Nov. 23, drawing, 20,113 New Jersey players took home an estimated $111,548 in prizes ranging from $4 to $300, according to Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey. The winning numbers for the Saturday, Nov. 23, drawing were: 28, 35, 38, 61 and 66. The Red Power Ball number was 23. The Multiplier number was 03. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $100,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 10:59 pm. Read more →

What Degree Is a Sand Wedge?

( 26, 2019)--A sand wedge is one of the clubs you need to get familiar with the game of golf, whether you are an amateur or an aspiring professional. Typically, a sand wedge is used to get golf balls out of sand bunkers; the sole wide design provides sufficient bounce and allows the club to move through the sand without getting stuck. In contemporary golf, it is the heaviest club in a player’s bag, but it comes with one of the shortest shafts. As a beginner, you may be more familiar with the putters and drivers. Nonetheless, the club is responsible for up to 25% of shots made by professional golfers. There are many peculiar things about this club, from the shaft length to the heavy head and the loft angle, however, we will be very particular about the sand wedge degree and its importance in this post. Sand Wedge... Read more →

SJTA Expands the Scope and Reach of Its Environmental Initiative

Partners with NJ Fish & Wildlife to present Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference in Atlantic City An osprey builds up a nest on a platform installed by the SJTA in recent years as part of its READI program. (SJTA photo/Darleen Adamo) HAMMONTON, NJ - Nov.25, 2019 - As it marks over two years since it started its Roadway Environmental Advancement Initiative (READI), the South Jersey Transportation Authority is proud to announce New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Services is joining with the Authority in co-hosting the Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference in September 2020. With its theme of "2020 Vision - Creating a Roadmap to Help Wildlife Navigate our Mobile World," the biannual conference is slated to meet in Atlantic City at the Sheraton Hotel, September 20 - 23, 2020, and is inviting a wide array of transportation and ecology professionals, researchers, academics, students and consultants. The conference will explore how... Read more →

Shark Fin Bill Goes to Gov’s Desk

The Assembly passed bill A4845 (Mukherji) \ S2905 (Singleton) today (Nov. 25, 2019). The bill prohibits certain possession, sale, trade, distribution, or offering for sale of shark fins. The bill was passed with a vote of 53-18-1. S2905 (Singleton) will now go to the Governor’s desk to sign. “The shark population has been decimated. Shark finning has led to the overfishing and overexploitation of shark species. Since shark fin soup is a delicacy, the fins are sold at high prices resulting in tens of millions of sharks being killed every year. This has led to a dramatic decrease in the shark population with some species like the smooth hammerhead dropping a staggering 99% since 1972. When sharks are removed from an ecosystem, it triggers a collapse in the entire food web and can lead to problems with our own marine food sources,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey... Read more →

Catholic Social Services of the Philadelphia Archdiocese Receives Nearly 13,000 DIAPERS

Children and families who benefit from Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (CSS) Beautiful Beginnings and Beautiful Parenting Programs will get a boost thanks to a recent diaper drive marking Respect Life Month. Approximately 13,000 diapers, 180 packages of baby wipes, and other infant care essentials were collected all from the generosity of over 90 donors. This annual Diaper Drive helps to stock the shelves of CSS’ Family Service Centers located throughout the five-county metropolitan area. Ms. Amy Stoner, Director of CSS Community Based and Homeless Services Divisions said, “Diapers are essential to a baby’s healthy development. In low-income families, a baby can spend a day or more in one diaper, leading to potential serious health risks. These items will directly impact area infants, toddlers, and families who struggle to afford these basic necessities. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to those who have made this possible and for... Read more →

Mae Elizabeth Monforte of Bellmawr; A Founding Member of Annunciation BVM Church

Mae Elizabeth Monforte, on November 22, 2019, of Bellmawr. Mae was born to Olivia and William Glemser in Camden NJ on May 19, 1920. This diminutive, dynamic lady lived her 99.5 years devoted to family, faith, friends and the Phillies. In 1938 Mae married Louis Rocco Monforte then centered her life around him and their sons, Louis (Carol) of Brooklawn, NJ and Joseph (Pat) of Cave Creek, AZ. She adored her granddaughters Caroline Tisot, Marybeth Morrison, and Beth Kurta and her five great-grandchildren. A spiritual woman, Mae was a founding and active member of St. Joachim Parish (formerly Annunciation BVM Church) who walked to daily Mass as long as she was able. Following her husband’s death in 1999, Mae became a regular at the Bellmawr Senior Center. A faithful Phillies fan, she listened to their ballgames on the radio for 91 years. Mae will be missed by the multitude of... Read more →

New Cleanup Plan Proposed for Superfund Site in Gibbsboro

Gibbsboro, N.J. (November 25, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a cleanup plan that includes a combination of technologies and methods to address the former paint manufacturing plant and adjoining areas of the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site in Gibbsboro. EPA’s study of these areas shows that soil and sediment are contaminated with arsenic and lead, and soil in other areas are contaminated with paint solvents. “The former paint manufacturing plant area is a major source of contamination at this Superfund site and addressing it will be a major step to getting to the cleanup of Hilliards Creek and Kirkwood Lake, which have been long sought by this community,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “EPA is working closely with our local and state partners to make progress on this cleanup as we protect people’s health.” EPA’s cleanup plan addresses a nearly 20-acre area where the former... Read more →

Maple Shade PD is seeking to hire officers through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program...

Advisory: The Maple Shade Police Department announces our recent acceptance and participation in the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Intergovernmental Transfer Program (ITP). In order to be considered, an officer MUST be a member in good standing of a Civil Service police department who participates in the ITP with a valid certification from the Police Training Commission as a full-time Municipal Police Officer. If you are looking to join a progressive agency that offers superior training, opportunity, job growth and a supportive work environment, and who has been recognized by the Attorney General’s Office for their ground breaking work in the area of Officer Mental Health and Wellness (Resiliency), then we invite you to apply for a position at the Maple Shade Police Department. Job specifications call for a High School Diploma or equivalent GED, and you must be a resident of New Jersey with a valid New Jersey Driver’s... Read more →

Hugo H. Stein of Audubon Park; USMC Veteran; Navy Shipyard Employee

July 26, 1927 - November 22, 2019 Hugo H. Stein, on November 22, 2019, of Audubon Park, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Anne (nee Dailey). Devoted father of Hugo Stein, Jr. (Patty), Suzanne Slotterback (Jerry), Kathleen Egbert (Wes), Michael Gaffney and Erich Stein. Dear grandfather of Karyann Slotterback and Marie Gaffney. Loving son of the late Harry and Marie Stein. Brother of Monika Garagon and the late Ida Desch. Mr. Stein proudly served in the USMC for 20 years where he served as a drill instructor. He was a master machinist at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. In his free time, Mr. Stein enjoyed fishing and going to the casino. There will be a viewing from 11am to 1pm Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 1pm at the funeral home. Interment private. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mr. Stein’s... Read more →

State Taxpayers Purchase 1,400-Acre Cumberland County Farm to Preserve Endangered Species

Land Acquisition Will Also Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has entered into one of the most significant land deals in the agency’s history with a signed agreement to purchase a 1,400-acre Cumberland County farm to preserve New Jersey’s largest concentration of endangered species and mitigate the effect of climate change. The property, which is owned by Atlantic City Electric and known as Holly Farm, is situated between Menantico Creek and Manumuskin Creek, two federally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers. The acquisition of the property will also directly connect to two Nature Conservancy preserves that will be donated to the Department of Environmental Protection. In total, these additions will expand the preserved Menantico Ponds Wildlife Management Area by more than 5,500 acres. Financial terms of the agreement will be made public when the purchase is... Read more →

Holiday Events in Camden County

Holiday Turkey Giveaway November 25th – 27th Camden City Various locations throughout Camden City 11/29/19 Tree Lighting and Fire Truck Parade Friday, November 29th, 6:00 PM Barrington Borough Hall, 229 Trenton Ave, Barrington Barrington Holiday Festivities begin 6 PM at the Borough Hall 229 Trenton Ave Decorate an ornament, Meet Elsa & Kristoff, Enjoy Holiday Performances by Next Stage Dancers , Visit with Santa Tree lighting at 6:30pm (same location); Fire Truck parade begins at 7PM along Clements Bridge Road NEW THIS YEAR: A Sensory Friendly Viewing Area with no sirens or horns Gloucester Pike to Moore Ave. All are welcome back at the firehouse after the parade for music , cookies and photos with Santa. Tree Lighting Friday, November 29th, 7:30 PM Collingswood Collingswood Fire Dept. Santa descends from atop Borough Hall by way of the Collingswood Fire Department’s ladder truck – just in time for the Borough’s... Read more →