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November 2019

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... 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... 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... Read more →

The Irish Tenors to Coming to Collingswood

Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly Presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders in association with BRE and the Borough of Collingswood, the Scottish Rite Auditorium welcomes The Irish Tenors: Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly on Friday, December 13. Doors open at 7 PM ,showtime at 8 PM. The Irish Tenors Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly We Three Kings: An Irish Tenors Christmas The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 PBS special. With 10 best selling CDs to their credit, they share... Read more →

Pope Honors 10 for Exceptional Service to the Church of Philadelphia

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is proud to announce that Pope Francis has bestowed Papal Honors upon 10 individuals for their exceptional service to the Catholic Church. One individual will receive the Benemerenti Medal; four will receive the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Cross for the Church and Pontiff); three have been named Dame/Knight in the pontifical Order of Saint Gregory the Great; and two have been named Dame/Knight Commander in the same Order. The honors will be conferred by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. at an evening Vespers service: Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00 p.m. Chapel of the Cathedral... Read more →

One Florida Lottery Player Wins $1,000 a Week for Life

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (Nov. 25, 2019) – One Florida Lottery CASH4LIFE ticket matched the five white balls drawn for the Saturday, Nov. 23, drawing winning the $1,000 a week for life second prize. Moreover, 7,966 other players won $41,938 in cash prizes ranging from $2 to $500 with 1,576 of those tickets doubling their prize with DOUBLER. The winning numbers were: 14, 15, 22, 35 and 41. The Cash Ball was: 04. The DOUBLER add-on feature doubles the $2,500 third-tier prize to $5,000 when added to a game play for an additional $1 per play.... Read more →

Voorhees Man Charged with Pos. of Child Porn

Peter Schad, 65, of Voorhees, was charged with Possession of Child Pornography according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi. On November 25, 2019, detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Cherry Hill Office executed a search warrant for Peter Schad’s residence on the 200 block of William Feather Drive. Authorities located numerous digital devices in the home that were taken to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s HTCU Forensic Lab to be analyzed. Peter Schad was transported to the... Read more →


In 2010, the Christie administration set a limit on how much money school districts can raise via property taxes. The rule is that property taxes can rise up to 2 percent per year to fund local school districts, but not more. At the New Jersey School Boards Association meeting on Saturday, Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney said he will introduce a bill to lift that cap. This could provide some relief for districts that lost funding last year. "It was never the intent to hurt any schools, we just wanted to fix the unfairness," Sweeney said. (Politico) ADVOCATES: NJ LAWMAKERS 'CHIPPING... Read more →

Two Pedestrians Injured Crossing Cross Key Road

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP (Nov. 25, 2019)--In the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township, two adult pedestrians were crossing Cross Keys Road at the intersection of Wilby Road and were struck by a vehicle traveling Northbound on Cross Keys Road. The two pedestrians were transported to Cooper Hospital via helicopters for serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle and occupants were not injured. Names are being withheld until families are notified. Case is being investigated by the Winslow Township Highway Safety Unit. If anyone witnessed the crash, please contact Ptlm. Harry Pizzico 609-567-0700 extension 1198. Read more →

Down the Shore: 8th Street Jetty Project to Begin; Off Limits to Fishermen

AVALON, NJ--(Nov. 24, 2019)--The Borough of Avalon held a pre-construction meeting on Friday, November 22nd with South State Construction of Egg Harbor Township to discuss the upcoming repairs to the 8th Street Jetty in the Borough. Council has awarded a contract to South State to make repairs to the jetty, which was damaged during Winter Storm Jonas in January, 2016. The foundation of the jetty was compromised and large rock has been displaced. The Borough previously placed signs adjacent to the jetty and concrete barrier to deter members of the public from accessing the structure. The jetty will become an... Read more →

It’s Not Merely Flesh and Bones

Gloucestercitynews.net (Nov. 25, 2019)--All human beings are just a diaspora of the nine months confinement, which was regularly fed with love. That very love takes you further on in life, which some of us leave behind, to find momentary joy. Love is the only factor that keeps the world from collapsing all at once, but that love continues being redefined with every new relationship one builds in this wonderful journey called life. Love, these days, has been reduced to just a term and the true essence of this beautiful feeling seems lost on us. Also, the crimes that are being... Read more →

The Drifters, The Coasters, & The Platters Holiday Show

Presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders in association with BRE and the Borough of Collingswood, the Scottish Rite Auditorium welcomes The Drifters, The Coasters, & The Platters Holiday Show on Saturday, December 7th. Doors open at 5 PM, showtime at 6 PM. Tickets are now on sale for $69.50, $59.50, and $39.50 Tickets Available from: www.ticketmaster.com (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0200575596DE3E2A) 
or by phone at 1-800-745-3000 Camden County Store at Voorhees Town Center 
(Echelon Mall), 1 Echelon Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 
(856) 566- 2920 Read more →

5 Effective Strategies for Managing Your Monthly Expenses

Gloucestercitynews.net (Nov. 25, 2019)--Do you struggle to maintain a budget every month? Are you always hoping to save extra cash but end up spending it all? If you're not careful, it can be easy to lose track of monthly expenses. The little things add up and suddenly you're over budget. This article will teach you the best ways to keep a cushion in the bank each month. 1. Balance Your Wants and Needs Before you can start saving money, you need to get real about the things you want vs the things you need. Try adopting the 50/30/20 rule where... Read more →

Investors Foundation Grant Helps Bring Joy of Reading to At-Risk Students Through BookMates

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. – BookMates, a program offered by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey, has received a $5,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will be paid out over two years and be used to bring the joy of reading to children in low- to moderate-income communities. Photo Caption: Investors Bank’s Christopher P. Warren, senior vice president, business lending, (center) and Barry Epps, assistant vice president and Voorhees branch manager (right), recently presented a $5,000 grant payable over two years, to Rhonda Shevrin, BookMates Director, at a kick-off session for the 2019-2020 school year at the... Read more →

Down The Shore: Avalon Lions Club Makes Donation to Habitat for Humanity

During their November General Membership meeting the Avalon Lions Club presented a check for $6,000 to Habitat for Humanity, Cape May County. The check was presented by three Lions who also volunteer at Habitat as workers on the building projects or volunteers at the Habitat Restore in Cape May Courthouse. Habitat is currently building its nineteenth house that will be matched with a family who pitch in to work on it then take on all the responsibilities of home ownership. Habitat for Humanity is one of more than a dozen Cape May County area charities receiving support from the Lions... Read more →

EPA Proposes Plan Related to Combined Sewer Overflow Impacts on the Newtown Creek Superfund Site

NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a proposed plan that evaluates impacts of the current and expected future volume of combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges to the Newtown Creek Superfund Site Study Area in New York City. EPA added Newtown Creek to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s highest priority hazardous waste sites in September 2010, and investigations of the entire site are ongoing. “This proposed plan is an important step forward in advancing the cleanup of the Newtown Creek Superfund Site,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “In this plan, EPA acknowledges... Read more →

PATCO Announces New Owl Schedule

In early May, PATCO announced plans for a new Owl Service schedule in an effort to improve security on the PATCO transit line. After community feedback, the implementation was postponed and a special owl task force was assembled to recommend ways to improve the safety and security of riders and employees during the owl hours. The goals of the task force were to increase police presence, keep as many stations open as possible and maintain 24-hour service. Over several months, the task force analyzed 25-months of data pertaining to owl service and provided recommendations which PATCO will implement on Saturday,... Read more →

Grand Jury Indicts Mt. Laurel Woman for Mother’s Murder

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Mt. Laurel woman has been indicted for fatally stabbing her mother earlier this year inside the residence they shared at the Ramblewood Village Apartments. Marisa G. Rivera, 24, of the first block of Pine Cove, was indicted on one count of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. Rivera has been in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since her arrest. She is accused of killing her mother,... Read more →

Obituary: Frank Serio, of Runnemede

Frank Serio, on November 23, 2019, of Runnemede. Age 81. Beloved son of the late Vincent and Angelina (nee DiTullio) Serio. Devoted brother of Michael Serio and the late Rose Klose. Loving brother in law of John Klose. Dear uncle of John Klose Jr. (Valerie) and Angela Gkonos (James). Great uncle of Haley, Abigail, Brittany and Andrew. Frank proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam era. Frank retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after 20 years of service and he was a member of the FOP. There will be a viewing on Saturday from 8:15am to 9:15am at... Read more →


Project identified by U.S. Department of Transportation to have significant regional impact. The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) announced today that it will receive a $12,580,000.00 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for its PATCO Franklin Square Station Reopening Project. The project will revitalize and reopen an existing rail station consistent with modern Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The USDOT awarded the grant under the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) program. Previously known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, BUILD grants provide opportunities for USDOT to invest in roads and other projects... Read more →

Officer Down: Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. Shot and Killed Responding to a Trespassing Call

Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 2019 Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed at 8:00 pm while responding to a trespassing and noise complaint call at a convenience store at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 97 in Hayneville. He had responded to the store after an employee of the store had called to report a large gathering of people in the parking lot who would not leave. Sheriff Williams arrived at the scene and was talking with an occupant of a truck when the man shot... Read more →

Statement by DOD Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman Re: Navy Seal Ed Gallagher

"Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper has asked for the resignation of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor over conversations with the White House involving the handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher (photo). After Secretary Esper and Chairman Milley spoke with the Commander in Chief on Friday regarding the case of Gallagher, Secretary Esper learned that Secretary Spencer had previously and privately proposed to the White House - contrary to Spencer's public position - to restore Gallagher's rank and allow him to retire with his Trident pin. When... Read more →

CNBNews Tips/Snippets: Growing Up Gloucester; White Supremacist a Fireman; Graffiti Problem in City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GROWING UP GLOUCESTER--Back in the day, everyone knew everyone in Gloucester City. In those days it wouldn't be unusual if you even knew some members of the outlaw Pagan's MC, who had one of the first chapters in the state located in Gloucester City. The head of that chapter was a childhood friend of my wife Connie. He went through the local school system and graduated with her and other members of the GHS Class of '62. Related: New Jersey Crime Investigators Say Pagan's MC Expanding Into State After we got married we lived... Read more →

Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with Policeapp

Would you like to be a police officer? The Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with Policeapp to provide regionalized testing for possible available police positions in Camden County over the next 12 months. All participating agencies will have access to the results of the test to improve their application pool for Class I, Class II, Class III, and full time positions (non-civil service for full time positions). If you know anyone who is interested, please share the below link with them to sign up for the test. Unfortunately, the Gloucester Township police Department is a Civil... Read more →

Obituary: Lloyd C. Watkins, of Gloucester City

Suddenly, On November 22, 2019. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Born in Staten Island, NY, he is the son of the late, George and Martha (Domas) Watkins. Lloyd is also survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mary J. Watkins (Nee Farley). His children Michael Watkins, Barbara and the late Devon Lopez, David and Myra Watkins, Step son Jason and Christina Jerome. Sister Catherine and husband Jim Keichline. Brother George Jr., Watkins, Joan Mazzella, Isabell Mckinney, Edna May, Lucy, William, Joseph, Mary Ellen Watkins all predeceased. His In-laws are Bill and Louise Donley, Tim and Liz Jackson, Bob and... Read more →

Voorhees Police Asking Family & Friends to Support Officer Scott Davis Nov. 26

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ--The Voorhees Twp Police Dept is teaming up with the Iron Hill Brewery at the Voorhees Town Center to develop a beer in support of Retired Cherry Hill Police Officer Scott Davis. After retiring from the Cherry Hill Police Dept Scott Davis returned to service with the Voorhees Twp Police Dept as a SLEO Class II Officer where he diligently served as the primary school security officer at Kresson Elementary School. Unfortunately Officer Davis had to retire again after being diagnosed with ALS. They are ask that our supporters come out and support Officer Davis at the #IronHillBrewery... Read more →

Obituary: Frank D'Ancona, of Mystic Island, NJ

Age 100, of Mystic Island, NJ, born and raised in South Philly, passed away on Sept. 7, 2019. Beloved husband and dance partner of the late Mary Jane (nee Van Doren) for 47 years. Loving father of Lorraine (Gary) Bellotti, and Gary (Diane) D'Ancona. Also, survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, his adoring niece and goddaughter Gail (Paul) Gangi, devoted niece Denise (Tom) Durkin, and his caring nephew Dr. Richard Costa (Maria). Predeceased by his parents, Maria and Adamo D'Ancona, his brothers Antonio, Vincenzo, Thomas, and Orlando, and his grateful sister-in-law, Nancy Costa. He was an Army veteran... Read more →

Pennsylvania House Committee Backs Bill to End State's Ban of Radar use by Local Police

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square The Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee recommended approval of a bill that would allow some local police departments to use radar detectors to enforce speeding laws – a bill that is “long past time,” said Mike Carroll, Democratic chairman of the Pennsylvania State Capital building, Harrisburg, PA committee. An amendment introduced by Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, drew some opposition over a clause that would make the bill applicable only to municipalities with full-time police departments. Such a move is unfair to the 200 part-time police departments that have the same issues and the same... Read more →

Good News: Mary's Cupboard Distributing Thanksgiving Meals

Mary’s Cupboard, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), will package and distribute Thanksgiving meals for nearly 50 families in need. Monday, November 25, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Bag Preparation) 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Meal Distribution) Bucks County Family Service Center 100 Levittown Parkway Levittown, PA 19054 Dedicated parishioners and other volunteers from the local community will prepare bags of food. Following packaging, the items including turkeys, will be distributed to those who have registered and benefit from Mary’s Cupboard. Mary’s Cupboard is an emergency food assistance site located at the Bucks... Read more →

Delanco Man Pleads Guilty in 2018 Willingboro Double Fatal Collision  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Delanco man pled guilty today in Superior Court to causing the deaths of a married couple during a collision early lastyear in the jug handle at Route 130 northbound and Bridgeboro Road in Willingboro Township. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Amish Patel, 31, of Delanco, pled guilty to two counts of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree) and Driving While Intoxicated for the deaths of Robert Stephens, 52, and his wife Janet, 50, of Burlington Township, on January 13, 2018. According to the plea agreement, Patel will be sentenced to 12 ½... Read more →

Jefferson Health New Jersey Donates New Guitars to Local Schools

West Berlin, NJ – Jefferson Health donated 24 brand new electric guitar packages to southern New Jersey school systems’ music programs. The guitars, presented on Wednesday, November 20, at Lucien's Manor in West Berlin, New Jersey, were built as part of a team-building exercise among more than 250 Jefferson Health New Jersey managers. The donation supports Jefferson’s organization-wide mission to improve lives, including beyond the walls of its hospitals and medical practices. Local school representatives accepting two guitars each for their individual music programs, shown with Jefferson Health New Jersey President Joseph W. Devine are, from left: (bottom row) John... Read more →

Season of Giving: Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Receives 23 Hand Crocheted Blankets for Patients

Volunteers of South Jersey’s Crocheting For A Cause donates blankets to bring comfort to Samaritan patients Marlton, NJ –Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recently received a donation of 23 hand crocheted blankets for its patients from the Volunteers of South Jersey’s Crocheting For A Cause volunteer group. “We are very fortunate to have the support of other not-for-profits, like Volunteers of South Jersey, in the care of our own patients,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, President and CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. “These beautiful, hand-crocheted blankets are not only works of art, but also provide comfort to our patients. We are... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 11-17

Reminder for the week: Required hunter education in Delaware DOVER (Nov. 22, 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. 11-17 made 2,416 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 40 citations. Officers responded to 74 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... Read more →

Man Charged with Running Meth Lab in Edgewater Park Garage

EDGEWATER PARK — Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Robert D. Hess announced that a Beverly City man who was arrested earlier this week on narcotics offenses has been charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in a township home. Daniel Lilly, 27, was charged with Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility (First Degree). He remains in Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending an appearance in Superior Court. The charges against him will be presented to a grand jury for possible indictment. The charges stem from an investigation that originated after Lilly... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Rainbow Trout Stocking This Week

This coming Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26, approximately 4,800 two-year old Rainbow Trout averaging 14-18 inches will be stocked in 20 ponds and lakes across the state. There are no closures so these large fish are immediately available. Don't miss out on the last trout stocking of 2019! Trout Stocking Schedule Stocking Map Winter Trout Fishing in NJ Trout Fishing Access Trout Regulations (pdf) Get out and enjoy uncrowded waters, great fall weather and plenty of large trout! Read more →

Gov. Wolf calls for Constraints on Pennsylvania Charter Schools

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that the state’s charter and cyber charter schools are overfunded at the expense of traditional public schools and largely immune from public scrutiny – accusations that he intends to address through what he calls a “charter school accountability plan.” Speaking at a meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, the governor renewed his claims that Pennsylvania’s charter school law is one of the worst in the country and argued that reforms are needed to put traditional public schools on more solid footing and to avoid the... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 23 (November 24, 2019) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →


Pet of the Week: Mister Mister is a super sweet, 2 year-old Basenji. He can be reactive on a leash and has some barrier frustration, however he has done well when paired with other dogs. We recently matched him up with Houdini, a 9 year-old small lab mix. She warmed up to him right away and they played together. He has a lot of character and is very cute and funny, especially on walks. Stop by AWA to meet Mister today! Read more →

Destin’s double-double lifts Rutgers Camden men past CCNY

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2019) – Isaac Destin left his imprint all over the latest victory for the Rutgers University-Camden men’s basketball team, from start to finish. The Scarlet Raptors’ senior forward collected a game-high 28 points and a game- and career-high 17 rebounds as Rutgers-Camden outlasted the City College of New York, 73-68, in a non-conference game here Saturday. The win lifts the Scarlet Raptors to 3-1 for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign, already passing their win total from last season’s 2-23 record. The Beavers fall to 0-4. With CCNY holding an early 14-9 lead, Destin... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden Women Tie Mark by Raising Record to 4-0

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Nov. 23, 2019) – The Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team built a 13-point second-half lead, saw Arcadia University whittle its deficit to one point and hung on to defeat the Knights, 59-55, here Saturday afternoon in the Scarlet Raptors’ home opener. The win lifts Rutgers-Camden to 4-0, tying the best start in program history, which now has been accomplished four times – during the 1981-82, 1991-92 and 2016-17 seasons before this year. The Raptors will try to set a new program standard Tuesday when they open their New Jersey Athletic Conference schedule with a 6 p.m. game... Read more →

Cape May Coast Guard Recruit Company B-198 Graduates; Seaman Wilson Meets His New Son

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Seaman Ryan Wilson graduated U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, with the newest group of Coast Guardsmen during a ceremony on base, Nov. 22, 2019. Wilson, soon to be stationed in Atlantic City, took a bold step to help create a better life for his family. That step was deciding to join the smallest of the five military branches, the U.S. Coast Guard. While he was enduring the rigors of recruit basic training, his family got a little bit larger when his wife had their second child. After graduation was over and everyone was cheering... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Arrest Several for Hunting/Trespassing on Closed DelDOT Properties

DOVER (Nov. 22, 2019) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers this week 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. On Nov. 14, Christopher Kinne, 50, of Lancaster, Pa., was charged with one count of trespassing to hunt when making his way to a deer stand with a crossbow on DelDOT property located off of Route 1 south of the Leipsic River near Smyrna. As a result of the arrest, a Barnett Ghost 420 crossbow with quiver and bolt... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain Shot & Killed

Police Officer Rasheen McClain Detroit Police Department, Michigan End of Watch Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Police Officer Rasheen McClain was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence in which a woman’s boyfriend had broken into her home and threatened the occupants with a firearm. When responding officers arrived on the scene, they encountered the victims outside. They informed Officer McClain that the man was inside of the home and armed. Officer McClain and other officers began clearing the home to locate the subject. They had cleared the main level and second floor before they began to clear the... Read more →

Cinemark Opens Modern Movie Theatre in Wayne, New Jersey

The Cinemark Theatre in the Willowbrook Mall is the fourth location for the exhibitor brand in the state November 21, 2019 The new 12-screen Cinemark Willowbrook Mall and XD theatre opens Nov. 21 featuring an XD auditorium and Luxury Lounger reclining seats. PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest and most innovative movie theatre companies, will open a new, 12-screen theatre in Wayne, NJ, on Thursday, Nov. 21. Inside the Willowbrook Mall, one of New Jersey’s largest malls, the new Cinemark theatre will feature an XD auditorium with the latest technology and sound innovations as... Read more →

Obituary: Dolores Budesa (nee Devine) of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

Dolores Budesa Deptford, N.J. Dolores Budesa (nee Devine) on November 14, 2019 of Deptford. Age 90. Wife of the late Samuel Budesa. Predeceased by her parents Mark and Frances Devine and grandson Sean Bunting. Loving mother of Elaine Hill (Ray) of Deptford, Dolores Bunting of Glendora, Sam Budesa (Debbie) of Gloucester, Trisha Flynn (Pat) of Gloucester, Theresa Murphy (Pat) of Gloucester, Christine DiGiacomo (Joe) of Brooklawn and Michael Budesa (the late Sally) of Deptford. Beloved sister of Paul Devine of Deptford, Tom Devine of Washington Township and the late Mark Devine. Devoted grandmother of twenty and great-grandmother of thirty-four. Also... Read more →

Philadelphia Makes National Geographic’s Best Trips List for 2020

Philadelphia Among 25 Best Places to Visit in 2020, According to National Geographic’s International Editorial Teams With the publication of its annual Best Trips list, National Geographic announces the 25 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2020. Within the list, 17 of the 25 destinations were nominated, researched, reported, and written in collaboration with National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 17 international editorial teams. Philadelphia was selected in the City category. With a goal to bring readers a global itinerary of destinations to discover and transformative experiences to seek in the new year, the list champions National Geographic’s sustainable tourism goals, which... Read more →

MD Anderson at Cooper Leading the Way in Pancreatic Cancer in SJ

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 21, 2019)--Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the second most common gastrointestinal cancer in the U.S. There are two types of pancreas cancer: pancreatic adenocarcinoma, which makes up more than 95% of all pancreatic cancers, and the rarer pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. The symptoms and treatments for neuroendocrine tumors are different than those of pancreatic adenocarcinomas. For this article we will focus on pancreatic adenocarcinoma. photo Jamin C Morrison, MD “There are several reasons mortality rates related to pancreatic cancer are so high,” says Jamin Morrison, MD, medical... Read more →

Norcross Statement on New Jersey’s Commitments to Public Employees

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the following statement: “We all share the common goal of upholding the pension and health care commitments made to our state, county, municipalities and school board employees. The issue is how best to meet these promises,” said Congressman Norcross. “I believe we cannot let New Jersey fall to the ways of Washington but should instead work together to resolve tough issues. That is why I oppose any effort to place pension and health benefit reform bills on the ballot. Instead, all parties should come together to work on solutions that keep... Read more →

Pennsylvania Senate Votes to Ban Abortions in Down Syndrome Cases

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday voted, 27-22, to advance legislation that would ban abortions in cases where a fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome in spite of a promised veto from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. Caused by the presence of an extra chromosome, Down syndrome causes intellectual disabilities and delayed physical development. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 6,000 babies are born with some type of the condition each year. “It just seems to me that the genesis of the bill is just about a fundamental... Read more →

GHS & GCHS Football Teams to Honor Veterans at Thanksgiving Football Game

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Nov. 15, 2019)-- Please spread the word to any veteran or active military who attended GCHS or Gloucester High. Last year was really special honoring these brave men and women and we hope to continue to grow the tradition. Gloucester Catholic alumnus can email their info to RMurphy@gchsrams.org Read more →