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February 12, 2020

Obituary: Selvajean “Jean” Campanella, Bellmawr

Selvajean “Jean” Campanella (nee Miller), on February 12, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 82. Beloved wife of the late Anthony, Sr. Devoted mother of Anthony, Jr. (Dawn) and the late Denise. Loving grandmother of Anthony, III (Diana), Ryan Anthony (Erica), Steffany, Danielle (Justin) and Alayna and great grandmother of Hailey, Liliana and Reese. Dear sister of the late Gloria. Mrs. Campanella enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and the Shop Rite girls. Services are private. Family requests in lieu of flowers,... Read more →

The First in 2020: A $202 Million Jackpot

Trenton (Feb. 12, 2020) – New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James A Carey, Jr. announced this morning that the only Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket from last night’s drawing was sold in New Jersey. “We are thrilled that the winning ticket was sold in Middlesex County. I’m happy to congratulate Quick Stop Food Store on 940 Inman Ave. in Edison, the retailer that sold this winning ticket,” said Carey. The winning numbers for the Feb. 11, 2020 drawing are: 04, 06, 32, 52, and 64.... Read more →

Protecting Your Ability To Drive Safely

It may be the safest, wisest course to get help with your driving before you have to give it up. (NAPS)—Driving a car means maintaining independence for many older adults. Driving allows you to shop, see friends and family, keep up with medical appointments, and avoid social isolation. But sometimes staying safe behind the wheel as you age can be a challenge. Age-related physical and mental changes can affect your ability to drive safely. If you’re alert to these changes and manage them carefully, you... Read more →

Burlington County Winter Coat Drive Ends Friday

The Burlington County Freeholders and the Women’s Advisory Council 's winter coat drive for the County’s Housing Hub and Hope One mobile unit ends on Friday, February 14. “I am asking County residents to join our efforts to help assist our neighbors,” said Freeholder Director Hopson. “We want to do our part to provide some assistance to those who are struggling during these cold winter months.” We are collecting only new winter coats. The coats will be distributed at the County’s Housing Hub or Hope... Read more →

Mt. Holly Woman Found Guilty of Murdering Her Wife

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (February 12, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old woman was convicted today in Superior Court of fatally shooting her wife inside their Mount Holly home during the summer of 2017. After deliberating over three days, the jury found Laura Bluestein guilty of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) and Tampering with Evidence (Fourth Degree). The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., scheduled sentencing for April 23. The investigation began on August 6, 2017 when Mount Holly police went to the couple’s Mill... Read more →


In an emotionally-charged hearing held by the new Workgroup on Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misogyny in Fort Lee yesterday, Fran Ehret, a staffer at the Communications Workers of America, spoke about how state Senate President Steve Sweeney has allegedly taken part in the toxic masculinity that has shaped state politics. Ehret said Sweeney verbally threatened her during a fight over state pensions, saying, "If you were a man, I would take you outside right now and kick your ass.” The panel didn't ask follow-up questions.... Read more →

Gabrielle Oliva Noto, of Cherry Hill, age 31, Special Education Teacher, Triton HS Alum

Gabrielle Oliva Noto On February 7, 2020. Age 31. Of Cherry Hill. Predeceased by her daughter, Alaia Carmella Eisenhower. Beloved daughter of Michele Noto (nee Fortune) and the late Joseph J. Noto. Loving fiancée of Adam Eisenhower. Beloved niece of Joyce Fortune and Godchild of Gerardine Benedetto. Gabrielle was a graduate of Triton High School and received her bachelor’s degree in education. She worked many years a special education teacher. At the request of her family, her funeral services will be private. Condolences and Memories... Read more →


Boutique Rittenhouse Hotel Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Casino Fundraiser to Benefit Action Wellness PHILADELPHIA, PA - Kimpton Hotel Palomar welcomes guests to its eighth annual Glamsino Royale event to benefit Action Wellness on Thursday, February 20 from 6 - 9 p.m. The event is crucial for Action Wellness to raise funds and continue to spread awareness and provide a wide range of services to people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses throughout Philadelphia. This year’s event, Glamsino Royale: Cannes, transforms the hotel’s... Read more →

Det. Paul S. Skill President of Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (Feb. 11, 2020)--- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announces the swearing in of Chief of County Detectives Paul S. Skill as the President of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association. The ceremony took place on Saturday evening, February 8th, at La Finestra Ristorante in Sea Isle City. Chief Skill and the other members of the Executive Board of the Chiefs Association were sworn in by U.S. Congressman Jeff Van Drew. Chief Robert Regalbuto of the... Read more →

Marvin Pincus: "All you need to get started in Snowboarding is an idiot and a six pack.”

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Marvin Pincus understands that times change, and he’s changed a lot, too. He’s a lot older now, of course, and it gives him more time to consider things, like snowboarding. There he was, the other day up on Parker’s Ridge, our fairly- close-to-being-local ski slope, resting his arms on the antique wooden ski poles he’s used since the Hoover Administration. And down the hill came young people, swooping and swooshing on snowboards and it got ol’ Marvin shaking his head.... Read more →

Members of the Gloucester County Commission for Women Sworn In

(Deptford, NJ) --Freeholder Jim Jefferson attended the swearing in ceremony of four members of the Gloucester County Commission for Women (CFW) who were confirmed for new terms. Marguerite Stubbs, Gail Slimm, Lisa Cerny, and Beverly Wellons took the oath to continue serving the CFW, a fact-finding and advisory group who work to suggest and urge identified reforms in regards to treatment of women. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Thanks to the continued work of individuals like these four women and the Commission for Women... Read more →

GCAS’s My Furry Valentine Adoption Event

Fall in love with a new pet (Clayton, NJ) This Valentine’s Day residents have the opportunity to fall in love with a new furry friend during the Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s (GCAS) My Furry Valentine adoption event taking place on Feb. 14. Click to enlarge Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Even our animals are looking for their special someone on Valentine’s Day. We have plenty of great animals looking for their forever homes and we’re hoping this event helps connect some residents with animals... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Trump Budget Again Proposes Failed Food Box Idea

Proposes Cutting Food Aid Spending by $181 Billion President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, released today, proposes slashing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as the Food Stamp Program – by $181 billion over ten years. It also proposes eliminating SNAP benefits – which can now be used by program participants to obtain the food of their choice at supermarkets, farmers markets, and corner stores – and replacing them with a box of shelf-stable food provided by the government, an... Read more →

Newark Resident Sentenced to Prison for Bribing Letter Carriers to Deliver "Pot" Parcels

NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, resident was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for bribing mail carriers from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to deliver to him parcels containing marijuana, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Glenn Blackstone, 50, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an information charging him with one count of giving bribes and one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Judge Salas imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents... Read more →

Food Waste Recycling Pilot in Camden County

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Cafeterias and kitchens in county buildings will soon begin filling recycling containers instead of dumpsters thanks to a pilot program approved by the Freeholder Board. Proposals are currently being accepted to find a vendor who will collect food waste generated during meal preparation and transport it to local composting and food recycling sites. Mass production kitchens, like the ones at Camden County College and the Camden County Correctional Facility, produce thousands of pounds of food waste during preparation. However, the skin... Read more →

$8,698 LIHEAP Grant for Gloucester County

(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County is the recipient of a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) CWA Administration grant of $8,698. LIHEAP is federally funded program administered by the Department of Community Affairs. The program helps low-income households pay for heating costs including electric, natural gas, oil and other deliverable fuels, even if heat is included in rent costs. LIHEAP grants are also available for medically necessary cooling costs. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “The Home Energy Assistance grant will help us in... Read more →

STUDY: Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm

(John Hopkins Medicine)(February 2020)--Using results of a survey of more than 2,700 self-reported users of the herbal supplement kratom, sold online and in smoke shops around the U.S., Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that the psychoactive compound somewhat similar to opioids likely has a lower rate of harm than prescription opioids for treating pain, anxiety, depression and addiction. Kratom Leaves (left) Young kratom trees in Indonesia (right) Credit: American Kratom Association In a report on the findings, published in the Feb. 3 issue of Drug... Read more →

What You Need To Know About Starting A Business

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 12, 2020)--Last year, stats showed that there were around 30 million small businesses in the USA alone. That’s a pretty impressive number, and when you apply it to other countries around the world, it’s clear that business ownership is on the up. There’s something deeply appealing about starting your own business; you get to decide your own hours, you’re never in thrall to a boss (although you may have to deal with some nightmare clients), and you can truly say you’re what makes... Read more →

Joseph Kaelin, of Bass River Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of Underage Girl

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 62-year-old Bass River man pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to sexually assaulting an underage girl. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Joseph Kaelin, of Mathis Lane, pled guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree) in exchange for a term of 20 years in New Jersey state prison. Kaelin will not be eligible for parole and must serve the entire sentence. The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., scheduled sentencing for May 8, 2020. Kaelin was arrested... Read more →