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March 2020

Mary A. Moran, former Gloucester City Municipal Clerk, Active Member of St. Mary's Parish

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On March 29, 2020. Age 94 (nee Tyrrell). Of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late Thomas F. Moran, Jr. In the loving and devoted care of her children: Thomas M. Moran (late Veronica) of Florida, Patrick J. Moran (Deborah) of Pennsauken, Paul B. Moran (Debra) of West Deptford, Denis J. Moran (Maureen) of Gloucester City and Eileen Moran of Gloucester City. Cherished grandmother of Tiffany (Richard), Jamie (Kevin), Kyle, Kevin (Bridget), Jeff (Kate), Sean (Christina), late Matthew, Zach, Abby and Emily. Loving great-grandmother of 5. Predeceased by her siblings: Jean Voschin and Joseph E. Tyrrell. Mary was born and raised in Camden and was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in 1943. She was a proud resident of Gloucester City for over 63 years. Mary was Municipal City Clerk and Deputy Clerk for 18 years. She was a former member of the Camden... Read more →

The Latest Coronavirus Developments in NJ

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit KIMBERLEE BONGARD | MARCH 31, 2020 New measures in New Jersey as well as the latest on closures — and exceptions — in response to the COVID-19 pandemic In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a number of executive orders over the last week. His current directive requires all New Jerseyans except those in essential jobs to stay at home unless they are travelling to get groceries or gas or visit a medical facility or one of the small number of essential businesses that remain open. Virtually all other employees are expected to work from home. Schools and nonessential businesses are closed. No gatherings of any... Read more →

Tracking Cases of COVID-19 County by County in NJ

MARCH 31, 2020 |COLLEEN O'DEA This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit Since New Jersey logged its first case of COVID-19 in Bergen County almost four weeks ago, the number of people testing positive has risen exponentially. The number of cases surpassed 100 on March 16, the day Gov. Phil Murphy imposed the first expansive social-distancing measures that included closing all schools, casinos, gyms and limiting public gatherings to fewer than 50. Within five days, positive tests exceeded 1,000. On Saturday they hit five digits. On Sunday, the state reported 13,386 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus; this represented a more than 20% increase over the previous day. New Jersey ranks second in the nation, behind only New York, in the number of... Read more →

Find the Best Place to Shop for Beauty Supplies: Online Makeup Shop Review

There are many different shops where you can purchase makeup, that it becomes hard to pick the one that will definitely provide you with the best beauty accessories and products that are worth the money. This article is going to help you find the right store that will not disappoint you. Read more about the shop that sells the best beauty supplies - Find out about a place where you can find the nicest matte foundations and primers for all skin types! GoodBeautyProducts Reviews: Choose the Best Beauty Supplies Don’t know where to find the most fantastic makeup products that will not damage your skin and pores? Here is a review of some of the benefits and good aspect of the shop that will help you decide if you should order something from them or not: Affordable and budget cosmetics. If you are looking for good quality that... Read more →

Camden County Coronavirus March 30 Update; 1st Case Reported in Brooklawn

(Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 2 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. The first patient was a male resident of Gloucester Township in his 60s, the second was a female resident of Pine Hill in her 60s. “We are incredibly saddened by these tragic losses, and on behalf of the Freeholder Board and certainly the entire Camden County community, we send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Our sole objective at this time should be to minimize the loss of life caused by coronavirus to the greatest extent possible. Not a single death from this terrible disease can be considered acceptable. Everyone needs to follow the governor’s orders and stay home. By social distancing we not only reduce the risk that we ourselves will contract the virus, but we... Read more →


GOSHEN, NY (March 31, 2020) – In adherence to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evolving restrictions from state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, LEGOLAND® New York Resort and parent company Merlin Entertainments regret to announce the postponement of the Resort opening until 2021. The measure is consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide. “Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we work with, and the communities we serve,” said LEGOLAND New York Resort Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson. “We are in an unprecedented situation that has affected businesses worldwide. By opening LEGOLAND New York Resort in 2021 we are building an attraction that not only meets our high standards, it also gives our guests the best possible experience.” All previously purchased annual passes or single-day tickets will... Read more →

How to Renew Medical Assistant License?

( 31, 2020)--The licensing of medical activities, that is, professional activities aimed at providing medical care is one of the urgent problems of healthcare today. As it is known, medical activity is an activity subjected to compulsory licensing. Compliance with this requirement is strictly regulated by the authority. In order to speed up and simplify the licensing process, we recommend those who wish to be licensed to apply online. It is just necessary to visit the website, which provides medical licensing services. Using the unique services of online companies allows you to easily process your application, send updates and guarantee you the quick access to license records and the ability to consider them throughout the entire licensing process. In this article, we will tell you more information about how to renew the medical assistant license using medical licensing services of the website Best Medical Licensing Services Online First,... Read more →

Shameful media still slamming Donald Trump during coronavirus crisis: Goodwin

submitted by Jerry McGlothlin of Special Guests The coronavirus epidemic is shaking humanity and turning the world upside down. Quick, somebody alert the media. The Washington press corps is covering one of the largest continuing stories in recent history the same way it has covered the Trump administration since Day One. The formula is simple: Whatever the president does is not just wrong, it’s borderline evil. Details at 11. In the real world, events are unfolding at a pace and scale impossible to comprehend. But at too many news outlets, the aim is not to inform. It’s to render the harshest possible judgment on the man journalists love to hate. (Read Full Article/or view video below) Read more →

Ways to Stay Productive When You Work from Home

TransparentBusiness offers unique solutions to help businesses allow employees to work remotely NEW YORK, New York – (March 30, 2020) – Globally, there has been 1.5 billion people who have been ordered to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many executives and managers are finding that managing remote workers blindly is is like conducting an orchestra without seeing or hearing the musicians. One company, TransparentBusiness, provides the solution that will allow a business to remain productive and profitable, while protecting their employees from the virus risks. “Our TransparentBusiness platform, designated by Citigroup as the Top People Management Solution, makes remote work easy to monitor and coordinate, allowing many businesses to operate efficiently despite the shelter-at-home orders,” explains Alex Konanykhin, co-founder and chief executive officer of TransparentBusiness. “The goal is for companies to be able to allow their employees to work remotely, but yet still ensure they are being... Read more →

New Jersey: Gun Shop Closure Reversed in New Jersey!

Source: On Saturday, March 21, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 107 which shut down the state’s background check system and ruled gun shops non-essential, closing down gun shops along with most other businesses in the state. By executive fiat, the Governor unilaterally ended all purchases of firearms in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy has been one of the most anti-gun Governors in the country, but freedom loving Americans scored a critical victory today when the Governor announced in a press conference that he was reversing that part of his executive order which closed gun shops. This reversal was forced by a decision over the weekend from the Trump Administration – through the Department of Homeland Security – that firearm and ammunition dealers, shooting ranges, and manufacturers are part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and should not be shut down. NRA thanks President Trump for keeping his word to... Read more →

Peggy Witsil of Mount Laurel; Registered Nurse, Member of Masonville Rancocas UM Church

On March 17, 2020. Age 83. Of Mount Laurel. Predeceased by her brother, George A. Witsil, II and sister, Isabel Cain. Survived by her loving and devoted nephew, George A. Witsil, III. Peggy was born in Luzerne, PA and resided in Luzerne County through high school. She went to nursing school in Philadelphia and became a registered nurse for many years. Peggy was a resident of Mount Laurel and developed many close friends for the past 20 years while residing at the Ethel Lawrence Apartments. She was a member of the Masonville Rancocas United Methodist Church in Mount Laurel. Peggy loved animals, especially dogs. At the request of the family, cremation and inurnment are private at the Memorial Shrine Cemetery in Wyoming, PA. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Peggy Witsil. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Philly Bans Non-Essential Businesses from Opening

Charlotte Merrick and Kevin Lessard Department of Commerce To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the City of Philadelphia has prohibited the operations of non-essential businesses until further notice. We recognize the significant impact these restrictions have on businesses. The following resources and relief are available to business owners: Financial Assistance The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Program offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and PIDC, aims to provide relief to selected small businesses in order to help them survive this crisis and retain as many employees as possible. APPLY NOW. The application is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Apply for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s new COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program, administered by Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). Applications must be submitted to Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) ⁠— the city’s Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO).... Read more →

(VIDEO) The Governor of New Jersey Bans NJ2AS News Reporter from Attending Press Conference

Alex “Alejandro” Roubian, Civil rights activist and documentarian, President of New Jersey Second Amendment Society was banned from Governor Murphy's press conference on March 28 TRENTON, NJ --Alex “Alejandro” Roubian, president of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), has been attending Governor Murphy's press conferences since Murphy was elected. In his capacity as a news reporter he has questioned the governor many times. Roubian’s content, videos, and articles have been watched and read by millions. "But that all ended today", said Roubian, "in a crescendo of delicious hypocrisy." "The governor has completely banned NJ citizens from buying firearms and ammunition during the state-wide quarantine," said Roubian. Recently he has attended three press conferences questioning the governor about this ban. "At the third press conference, Governor Murphy became visibly irritated at my presence and admitted that "it is not without dispute” that his office had rejected my press credentials.” "Saturday,... Read more →

Miranda Holliday of Columbus NJ Awarded Miranda Family Fellowship

READING, PA (03/30/2020)-- Albright College senior Miranda Holliday of Columbus, N.J., has earned a Miranda Family Fellowship - awarded to Miranda Holliday passionate college juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who are studying music, theater or dance. Holliday, majoring in theatre and political science at Albright, received the news directly from Luis A. Miranda Jr., father of Broadways' Lin-Manuel Miranda. The fellowship offers generous financial support as well as guidance from Lin Manuel Miranda's professional development network. The Miranda Family Fellowship is a mentoring program, designed to help young artists successfully transition from training to early careers. Fellowship winners must have demonstrated exceptional passion, drive and a unique point of view in their chosen artistic mediums, which include theatre, dance, film, visual arts and music. Winners must also be actively working to augment their training opportunities. During her tenure at Albright, Holliday has been active onstage and off with the... Read more →

Barnegat High School Teen Is a Finalist

in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Statewide Drug Prevention Music Competition Millburn, NJ — A local teen has earned recognition for her original substance use prevention song created for the 16th annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs high school music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. The music competition’s Prevention Concert was set to be held on April 3rd at the Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will now be made available as an audio show set to air on the Shout Down Drugs website ( ) on April 3rd at 6 pm, and the winners to be announced live on air at 6:45 pm on 95.9 WRAT. Shannon Harrington, of Barnegat High School is a finalist in the statewide program, which challenges high school students to create original... Read more →

Toilets on Navy’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Warships Cost $400,000 a Flush to Unclog

JUDICIAL WATCH CORRUPTION CHRONICLES WASHINGTON, DC--Even during a global pandemic there is government waste to report. Here is a great example. The toilet system on two new, state-of-the-art Navy aircraft carriers is so crappy that it must be cleansed with specialized acids that cost American taxpayers a breathtaking $400,000 a flush. It may seem like a bad joke but, sadly, it is par for the course for many government agencies. The outrageous toilet expense is a snippet of a larger problem involving the Navy’s multi-billion-dollar budget to maintain its fleet. A new federal audit offers a break down by ship class and, while there are other highly questionable losses, the defective toilets appear to be in a class of their own. ( image files) First some background provided by congressional investigators from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), which conducted the probe. Each of the last three years the U.S.... Read more →

NIH STUDY: Stents and Surgery no Better than Medication at Reducing Heart Attacks

Invasive procedures such as bypass surgery and stenting—commonly used to treat blocked arteries—are no better at reducing the risk for heart attack and death in patients with stable ischemic heart disease than medication and lifestyle changes alone. However, such procedures offer better symptom relief and quality of life for some patients with chest pain, according to two new, milestone studies. The studies, designed to settle a decades-old controversy in cardiology, appear online March 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. While researchers released preliminary findings last November at the American Heart Association annual meeting, the papers published today report the official outcomes of the International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA), the largest and one of the most consequential studies of its kind. Funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, the trial followed more... Read more →

Novel COVID-19 - Did the betting odds for Top Candidates for Winning EURO 2020 change? (March 31, 2020)--Even though the football across Europe stopped for the moment, the fans are still debating about the EURO 2020 winners. The postponement of the tournament due to COVID-19 virus did disappoint both the players and the fanbase across the world, but it also increased various speculations regarding the outcome of this competition. There were some heated discussions even before the group stage draw has been made, but after that, we might as well say that it went to another level. Apart from four playoff winners, we know how the groups look right now, and that gave the bookies a clearer view when making the odds. England is still the top candidate for taking the title, with the odds at 5/1. France is slightly behind the Three Lions with 11/2, the same as Belgium. The Netherlands and Germany are next on the list with 7/1, with Spain following... Read more →

Alp Basaran Challenges Bill Pascrell and Zina Spezakis to a Virtual Debate

Alpaslan “Alp” Basaran, a formerly undocumented American Muslim running for Congress in the 9th District of New Jersey, challenged Bill Pascrell, the incumbent Democratic Congressperson, and Zina Spezakis to a virtual debate in an open letter. Alp Basaran was recently endorsed by Blake Michael, another progressive candidate for Congress who dropped out in favor of Alp Basaran in order to avoid splitting the progressive vote. With two months remaining until the June 2, 2020 Democratic Party primaries in New Jersey, the candidates must settle on a format for future debates. “We are hoping that circumstances will eventually change, but for now we should have a virtual debate through a videoconference for the safety of all of our candidates,” said Alp Basaran. Alp Basaran believes that a virtual debate will provide the candidates with a safe environment to honor our democratic traditions because the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage our society.... Read more →

Diverse Book Ideas...

“The Buddha Sat Right Here” by Dena Moes (NAPSI)—Author Dena Moes felt trapped on the “hamster wheel of working motherhood,” no longer believing that bigger material possessions cause greater happiness. So in 2014 she tore off her Supermom cape, shuttered the house, and took her husband and preteen daughters on an eight-month odyssey through India and Nepal. Her family left their California life of carpools and Cal skate, and traveled by bus, train and elephant. They met the Dalai Lama, hugged Amma the Divine Mother and visited the tree where the Buddha sat. This unforgettable adventure will open your heart, crack you up, and may even change the way you engage in family life and spiritual seeking. Purchase at “Desert Burial” by Brian Littlefair American geologist Ty Campbell is on the periphery of the Sahara’s internecine warfare in Mali, trying to forget his murdered wife. When Lila, an aid... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: EPA Sides With Big Oil Against Our Lungs

New Jersey Sierra Club Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will allow companies to sell winter-grade gasoline through May 20. Normally, companies must stop selling it by May 1 to protect air quality. Winter-grade gasoline is more volatile than summer-grade, which means that it evaporates into the atmosphere in the summer heat, causing smog. “The EPA is using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to side with Big Oil against our lungs. They are letting oil companies sell winter-grade gasoline for an extra month this year, or even longer, which will mean more ground-level ozone. What’s worse is that oil companies make more money because they don’t have to transfer over to summer-grade. The EPA is helping Big Oil and worsening air pollution at a time when we are facing a public health emergency for a respiratory illness. New Jersey already has some of the worst air... Read more →

Gloucester Township Officers Assaulted While Handling Domestic Dispute

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--Monday, March 29, at approximately 6:10 PM, officers responded to the 1100 Block of the Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012 for a report of damage to the residence and a family member that threatened to burn down the residence. During the investigation Officers spoke with the homeowner and defendant, Leonard W. Antonelli. Mr. Antonelli was irate and uncooperative with Officers. Officers attempted to calm Mr. Antonelli, but he only got worse. Officers were on location for over one hour trying to sort out and investigate the incident. Mr. Antonelli became more belligerent and began screaming obscenities at officers as they interviewed other family members. The investigation revealed that Mr. Antonelli called a juvenile (who lived in his house) a racial slur, while shaking the juvenile, during the domestic dispute. When Mr. Antonelli was advised that he was under arrest, he took a fighting stance towards officers.... Read more →

Mark Joseph Holdcraft, 25, of Bellmawr

Mark Joseph Holdcraft, 25, of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away suddenly on Sunday March 29, 2020. He was born on February 9, 1995, the son of William and Karen (Yannessa) Holdcraft. Mark was an avid fan of music, wrestling, and hockey. Mark is survived by his parents William and Karen, brother Kevin Holdcraft (Ali), sister Brooke Moser (Andy), brother Billy Holdcraft, sister Melissa Holdcraft, sister Lisa Hall, maternal grandmothers Mary Novello, nephews Brayden and Santino, nieces Viviana and Kylie, and many other beloved family members and friends. A memorial service for Mark will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "To Write Love On Her Arm" Foundation via their website Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle, Shot and Killed; 2 Other Officers Injured

Commander Greg Carnicle Phoenix Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 2020 Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a home near 40th Street and Pinnacle Peak Street. He and two other officers were speaking to one of the occupants inside of the home when the man suddenly drew a weapon and opened fire, wounding all three officers. Commander Carnicle was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The other two officers suffered non-life threatening wounds. The subject was shot and killed by tactical units as they attempted to take him into custody. Commander Carnicle had served with the Phoenix Police Department for 31 years and was scheduled to retire in two months. He is survived by his wife and four children. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips... Read more →


Dusti Blood Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark Dusti Blood is more than an intriguing name. As both a Coast Guard reserve officer and business professional, Dusti Blood is a woman who is respected and admired for propelling progressive change, challenging the status quo and inspiring others to do the same. A strong work ethic garnered Blood significant praise as the Puget Sound Business Journal recognized her with the 2019 Women of Influence award. Hundreds of individuals from across the greater Seattle region were considered for this accolade, but only a select few were honored as, “women within the business community who have the authority and power to move the needle in their business, are respected for accomplishments within their industries, give back to the community, and are sought out as respected advisors and mentors within their field of influence.” Blood’s professional achievement, her inherent desire to serve... Read more →

A Virtual Lenten Retreat Begins Tonight in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The six-day online retreat program is part of the ongoing pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers a means for the faithful to prepare spiritually for the approach of Holy Week. “Our Lenten journey has taken an unexpected turn with the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to impede the spread of the virus and to protect those most vulnerable among us, all of us have changed the way that we live. Life as we understand it has temporarily changed, but this too shall pass. We are people whose hearts are grounded in our faith and in our hope, that is the strength that helps us during this time of uncertainty. Though we are living out concepts such as isolation, quarantine, and social distancing – as believers and followers of Christ we know we are never truly alone and... Read more →

Women And The Sport Of Golf

NAPSI)—As golf remains a significant piece of business and social culture, it’s important for women to feel confident on the course. Knowing the basics of the game could encourage participation in key business decisions taking place on the course every day. Nearly 5 million women play golf these days and if you’re among them—or would like to be—here are a few facts and tips you should know. Lydia Ko, the youngest player in golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world. Where To Turn Lexus, in partnership with the Metropolitan Golf Association, will host another round of complimentary golf clinics this season to familiarize women in the tristate area with the game and spur their love for the sport. • On May 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Golf & Body NYC with a special guest speaker. • On June 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00... Read more →

Where Philadelphians Can Find Free, Nutritious Food During The Pandemic

Many Philadelphians are in need of free food due to school closures, loss of income, or other challenges caused by COVID-19. In response to this need, City of Philadelphia and partners have developed two ways for residents to find free food: Food sites where any resident can pick up free food for their household. Student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals. Find food sites and student meal sites using the map or lists below. (Note: orange dots on the map are food sites, and purple dots are student meal sites) About the food sites: Sites are open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Residents can pick up one box per household. Supplies will last up to five days. Residents do not need to present an ID or proof of income for eligibility. Food sites are supported by the City, Share Food Program, and... Read more →

Obituary: Ronald R. Emma, of Runnemede

Ronald R. Emma, on March 27, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 79. Beloved husband of Marianne Emma (nee Salamone) for 59 years. Devoted father of Carmella Roach (Edward) and Marie Brigandi (Joseph). Loving pop of Christopher Roach (Marisa), Renee Kelly (Shawn), Alexa Brigandi and Joseph Brigandi Jr. Great grandpop of Giuliana, Angelina and Sofia. Preceded in death by his brother Michael Emma, Jr. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Due to the limitations set forth by the State of New Jersey, services will be held at a later date. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. Read more →

Can You ID This Man? Contact Gloucester Township Police

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 29, 2020)----On March 17, the depicted male entered the 7-Eleven located on Evesham Rd. and stole a donation jar sitting on the counter. If you can identify the suspect in the video call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page: Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911. Case # 2020-12713 Read more →

Obituary: Edward M. Carney, of Runnemede

Edward M. Carney, on March 6, 2020, of Runnemede, formerly of Camden and Bellmawr. Age 73. Devoted son of the late Edward M. and Katherine (nee Andrews) Carney, Sr. Dear brother of Michael Carney and the late Barbara Carney. Also survived by his cousin Jackie White and her children Emma and Thomas. Edward was an excellent pool player and played in a league for years. He enjoyed watching sports, especially NASCAR and football. Services and interment private. Funeral services under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home ,126 S. Black Horse Pike Runnemede, NJ 08078 Read more →

NEWS OF BOOKS: Rock-And-Roll Mystery

(NAPSI)—In the ’80s and ’90s, Jimmy Thunder was flying high—as bass player and lyricist for the chart-topping “hair band” Dark Mondays. But times and tastes changed, forcing Jimmy into early retirement, complete with a bruised ego and a years-long grudge against an industry that abandoned him. So when a record company lawyer shows up on Jimmy’s doorstep, he is less than welcoming. Only when the attorney states his case—that Jimmy’s old friend Kevin is dying, and leaving behind a musical mystery worth millions—is he willing to head back into the world he left behind, and help unravel a puzzle that has baffled fans for decades. In his journey, Jimmy meets D.L, the self-professed #1 fan of Kevin’s band Cause for Alarm, and the two travel up and down the East Coast—reconnecting with fellow musicians in hopes of piecing together a long-forgotten past. The two quickly discover that someone is hunting... Read more →

Gloucester County Animal Shelter Need Donations for Pet Food Pantry

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is starting the GCAS Pet Food Pantry to help assist pet owners in need. “GCAS realizes the financial strain that is being put on a lot of Gloucester County families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “The GCAS Pet Food Pantry will help relieve some of the stress from the cost of feeding your pet. We will welcome all Gloucester County pet owners to come and get pet food if they’re struggling.” The GCAS is not currently accepting surrendered animals. In order to help keep pets in their homes with their families, the Pet Food Pantry will donate pet food to owners. The GCAS Pet Food Pantry is asking for dog food and cat food. Monetary donations will also be accepted. All donations, including monetary, can be dropped off or mailed to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter located at... Read more →

NJ Working Families Announces New Endorsements

New Jersey Working Families Releases First Wave Of Endorsements In Congressional And Local Races Camden City, NJ: New Jersey Working Families has announced its first wave of endorsements in both congressional and local races. For Congress, New Jersey Working Families is endorsing Arati Kreibich (CD-5) and Amy Kennedy (CD-2). Locally they've endorsed Councilman Sean Spiller for Mayor of Montclair and plan to support more progressive down-ballot races as the primary nears. "This is an exciting chapter in New Jersey Working Families' march towards change in New Jersey. Arati Krebich is a progressive champion, she will advocate for the people in Washington, not special interests," said Sue Altman, Director of New Jersey Working Families. "And Amy Kennedy is a breath of fresh air in South Jersey, and by far the best candidate to beat turncoat Jeff Van Drew. Sean Spiller is a longtime educator and advocate for public education in New... Read more →

Bringing Oysters Back to Barnegat Bay

To really bring oysters back to the bay, we need to bring back the oyster reefs. BY KAREN WALZER, (Barnegat Bay Partnership) Oyster spat growing on a recycled oyster shell (S. Evert) Article by Dr. Christine Thompson, Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Stockton University Recipe for an oyster reef A lot of shell. Even more oyster larvae. A little bit of time, some food and water, and a lot of labor. In Barnegat Bay, the eastern oyster is functionally extinct. This doesn’t mean they are extinct or even endangered, it just means that they don’t exist in the ecosystem role they were meant to play. It’s like having an evergreen forest with only a half dozen trees. It won’t provide any habitat or protection for other animals. To really bring oysters back to the bay, we need to bring back the oyster reefs. Oysters have a complex life cycle with... Read more →

How You Can Choose the Best Solar Panel System Size: Your Top Questions Answered 

( 30, 2020)--Solar panel installations have taken the world by storm, and even here in the United Kingdom, a lot more property owners are seeing their many benefits. With a solar PV system, you not only reduce and save on your electric bill and decrease your reliance on the grid – you also have the unique opportunity to earn money simply by selling back the electricity you don’t use. But if you are thinking about having your own solar PV system, what would be the best size for you? Simply put, what should you know about the ideal system size? Let’s find out. How many do you need? If you want to find out how many actual solar panels you require for your system, you need to consider three main factors: how much electricity you consume per day, the amount of sun you receive in your area in terms of... Read more →

Obituary: Helen Louise Bain of Whiting

On March 27, 2020. (nee Spalthoff) Age 84. Of Whiting and formerly of Browns Mills, Hamilton Square. Loving wife of 54 years to the late William John Bain, Jr. Devoted mother of Barbara Bain of Morrisville, PA, Scott Bain of Trenton and Christine Bain of Morrisville, PA. Cherished grandmother of Tyler James Hunt and Lindsey Marie Hunt. Dear sister of Charles Spalthoff of South Carolina. Survived by devoted nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was born in Bronx, New York and moved to Hamilton Square where she resided before moving to Browns Mills. She worked as a school cafeteria worker in West Windsor in an elementary school. Helen was a devoted foster parent for 14 years. She taught Sunday School at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Hamilton Square. Helen loved playing Bingo and would win Afghans. She generously gave to the Children’s Fund Ministry at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Trenton where... Read more →

NJ Governor's Statement on CDC Travel Advisory

The following is a statement by Governor Phil Murphy in response to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) strong travel advisory warning to the tri-state area after President Donald Trump decided against a quarantine, which he had earlier considered: “Throughout the day, I’ve been in constant communication with the White House, including discussions with the President and Vice President, who briefed me on tonight’s CDC travel advisory affecting the tri-state region,” said Murphy. “To be clear, this non-binding advisory guidance does not change the rules that have been established and in place for over a week now under Executive Order 107,” added the New Jersey Governor. “If you have been working as part of our frontline response effort, from health care workers to supermarket workers, we still need you on the job. “I encourage all New Jerseyans to continue practicing aggressive social distancing and take personal responsibility to help us... Read more →

Facts on Eating for Health And Boosting Your Immune System Naturally

NAPSI)—Registered dietitian for California Strawberries, Colleen Wysocki, explains what factors play a role in immunity, eating for health, and how to boost immune systems naturally: Factors Influencing the Immune System Eating protein and foods high in vitamin C such as strawberries is key. Try this recipe for Strawberry & Tuna Kebabs on Factors that can influence immunity include: • Diet • Sleep • Stress • Exercise • Microbiome • Germs Eating for Health Eating for health means increasing whole foods while cutting back on processed foods high in sugar, salt, and saturated fats. People are cautioned not to look for a single “super food” to prevent illness, but rather, start eating a balanced diet to build a strong immune system over time. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans promotes the “My Plate” method of eating for health: •½ of your plate: Colorful fruits and non-starchy vegetables •¼ of your plate:... Read more →

Sunday's Coronavirus Update for Camden County; Gloucester City Has 1 New Case, Male in his 30's

Related: Former Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus In Their Location (Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 25 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing. “We are starting to see an uptick in new cases based on more widespread testing throughout the county, this uptick does not mean our social distancing efforts aren’t working, but that residents now have more access and opportunity to get tested,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “I have no delusions about this pandemic ending in the near future or that our bold efforts are in vain to give our medical professionals the time to find medication and a vaccine for this insidious virus. There is only one way to break the back of this thing and win the war – to ensure... Read more →

Smart Gadgets for Home That Make Our Lives Easier

( 29, 2020)--Technology plays a significant role in our everyday life. We see electronic devices more than just a whim. Smart automation a necessity that makes people’s life easier. There was a time when technological progress gave us the ability to switch the TV channels with a controller. Now smart home gadgets go way beyond that. For instance, there are wearable devices like sports watches. They track your heart rhythm and notify you if something is off with it and even address a potential heart attack. Another example is a smart home security system. With it, there is no need for a third party to watch your house. The security system alerts you if the nest cameras detect anyone trying to break into your house when you are inside or away from home. Many online stores like 4Prototypes introduce a lot of gadgets that you might find useful at home.... Read more →

Officer Down: Sergeant Ben Jenkins Shot & Killed After Stopping to Help Motorist

Sergeant Ben Jenkins Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada End of Watch Friday, March 27, 2020 Sergeant Ben Jenkins, age 47, was shot and killed when he stopped to assist a disabled motorist on US-93 near mile marker 106 in White Pine County shortly before 6:00 am. During the encounter with the subject, the man fatally shot Sergeant Jenkins. The man then stole Sergeant Jenkins' uniform and patrol car and fled the area. He was apprehended several hours later following a massive manhunt involving numerous agencies. Sergeant Jenkins was a veteran of both the Army National Guard and Air National Guard. He had served with the Nevada Highway Patrol for 12 years. He had previously served with the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division and with the Nevada Division of Forestry. He is survived by his wife, four children, five grandchildren, and mother. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line... Read more →

NRA-ILA: COVID-19 Draws Attacks on Second Amendment

During the COVID-19 crisis, many of our family members, friends, and fellow citizens have decided to exercise their right to self-defense for the first time. Unfortunately, many of them are being delayed or denied their rights not only by anti-gun bureaucracy put in place years ago, but also new obstacles created within the past few days and weeks. Anti-gun officials have taken advantage of declared states of emergency to restrict our rights by closing gun stores, delaying concealed carry permits, and shutting down background checks for new firearm purchases. These are the very actions that the Second Amendment was meant to guard against. These are the abuses your NRA fights at all levels of government. Your NRA has launched a new website to put all information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in one convenient location. By visiting, you will be able to see the latest developments in your state... Read more →

Important Information Regarding Powerball Jackpots

Following next Grand Prize win, Powerball jackpot will reset to $20 million with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings. TRENTON (March 28, 2020) – The Powerball Product Group announced changes to ensure the game continues to support good causes in all 48 U.S. lottery jurisdictions. The value of the Powerball jackpot is based on projected sales, which have declined due to the current health crisis and directives urging people to stay home. Following the next Grand Prize win, Powerball’s starting jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million (annuity) with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings. “Powerball players in many U.S. lottery jurisdictions are under shelter-in-place orders or recommendations from their governors or mayors, which have affected normal consumer behaviors,” said Gregory Mineo, Powerball Product Group Chairman and Maine Lottery Director. “Just like other enterprises around the world that are making adjustments, we are making proactive... Read more →

Thomas R. Arrera, Sr. of Bridgeton, formerly of Gloucester City and Mantua

Surrounded by his loving family at home, on March 26, 2020, at age 78. Of Bridgeton. Formerly of Gloucester City and Mantua. Loving husband of 57 years to Veronica Ann Arrera (nee Miller). Loving father of Thomas R. Arrera, Jr. (Debra), Mark Arrera (Diane), Kelli Weinhardt, Michele Fowler (Ed), Denise Scinlari (Nick) and Pauleen Arrera. Cherished grandfather of Robert, Daniel, Cate, Regina, George, Dallas, Cheyenne, Ashley, Sophia, Nicole, Zack and Beltain and great-grandfather of Bella, Olivia, Luke, Nora, Thomas, Jaxon and Charles. One of 10 children, Thomas is survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Also survived by his good friend, Joseph Cappuccio and many nieces and nephews. Thomas was a talented drummer and skilled woodworker, wood burner and all around Mr. Fix-It. Due to current restrictions and complying with the executive order placed, Thomas’ funeral services are private at this time. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: NC Trooper Nolan J. Sanders, 26, Killed in Traffic Accident

Trooper Nolan J. Sanders North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina End of Watch Friday, March 27, 2020 Trooper Nolan Sanders, age 26, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-795 near exit 22 at mile marker 19 in the Pikeville area of Wayne County, at 7:17 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert before landing on its side. Trooper Sanders suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Trooper Sanders had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for five years and was assigned to Troop C, District 2. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published | March 29, 2020 Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News Delaware: Enjoy trout season while maintaining a safe distance

from other anglers and fishing less-crowded areas Downstate ponds open; upstate streams opening early for anglers next week DOVER, Del. – Take advantage of the early opening of the upstate trout season for adult anglers on Tuesday, March 31 to help minimize crowds and accommodate responsible outdoor recreation during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) period. Anglers graphics are reminded to practice safe social distancing – a minimum of six feet, or about the length of some fishing rods – and to choose less-crowded areas to cast their lines into the streams. Getting outdoors is a great way to reduce stress and enjoy fresh air to help physical and mental well-being, however, everyone is reminded to be considerate of others and to act responsibly. DNREC's Natural Resources Police will have a presence at the streams to monitor fishing and angler activity for crowding and appropriate distancing. Upstate trout season will open... Read more →

MVC Agencies Remain Closed to the Public Two More Weeks

Headquarters and Online Services Will Continue Operations TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced today that the closure of all New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agency, road testing, and inspections facilities will be extended past this Monday, through April 12, as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Chief Fulton says other Commission operations are continuing, through online submissions from customers as well as other functions, including those that support commercial trucking critical to keeping the supply chain moving during the COVID-19 health crisis. However, Chief Fulton said, other operations, such as agency and road testing, bring people into closer proximity to each other than is recommended under public health guidelines. “We cannot have crowds like the ones that are drawn to our agencies during a pandemic,’’ Chief Fulton said. “The health of our employees and our customers takes priority.’’ “Fortunately, we have expanded... Read more →

Gloucester County Senior and Disability Services are teaming up to feed the vulnerable

The Gloucester County Division of Senior Services and the Division of Human and Disability Services are teaming up to serve seniors across the County. “Our Department of Senior Services serves senior meals through our Serv-A-Tray nutrition program. Our drivers deliver meals to our homebound seniors and checks on our seniors daily,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. We are extremely grateful for the support of our volunteers from our own community and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, added Freeholder Director Damminger. “We’re delivering 400 meals a day to our homebound seniors,” said Freeholder Director Damminger. In addition to our senior population, we are also delivering meals to our blind and visually impaired population. “We’re very grateful for the opportunity to partner with Senior Services to deliver meals to our impaired seniors,” Freeholder Jim Jefferson said. “We are continuously checking in on all of our seniors to make sure they are staying safe... Read more →


Washington-Today, Congressman Van Drew requested a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 in South Jersey from FEMA and Governor Phil Murphy. Currently there are no testing sites in South Jersey. Congressman Van Drew has requested that this location be able to be utilized by residents of South Jersey only and he has advocated for the location to be somewhere in western Atlantic County, to be as accessible to as much of the region as possible. Congressman Van Drew has been discussing options with Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, who has been on the forefront of the issue, and federal, local, and state government officials and will continue to push with them for a testing site in South Jersey. “To stay ahead of the negative curve of this illness, we must offer the same testing and health resources to all of our citizens, and I am asking FEMA and Governor Murphy to... Read more →