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June 6, 2020

An Interview with Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell Regarding Black Lives Matter Event

CORRECTION: Tajee Almon (TJ) IS A RESIDENT of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High. Our information that he was from Sicklerville came from one of his social media pages. TJ said Vanessa Lamb was the organizer of the event and that he was just a helper. ~CNBNews William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 6, 2020) (CNBNews)--A Black Lives Matter protest is being held Sunday, June 7 in Gloucester City starting at noon. The demonstrators will Brian Morrell Gloucester City Police Chief march from the park north on King Street to Monmouth Street, east on... Read more →

The Evolution of Blockchain, Implementation in Casinos and the Gambling Industry

(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)(JUNE 6, 2020)--Blockchain is a growing list of records which are commonly called as blocks and linked using cryptography. It consists of a cryptocurrency wallet that supports currencies like bitcoin and Ethereum. When bitcoin was introduced, nobody could even imagine how this digital currency can change the rules and regulations of the whole world. Blockchain is the new emerging technology in the gambling business that covered several fields of life with such a rapid speed that no one knew the future of blockchain in the gambling and betting business would be superb. The use of the blockchain is increasing day... Read more →

Eleven Charged In Drug Trafficking Ring Operating Out of Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Tysheen Gott, age 43, of Wilkes-Barre, PA; Damien Julmal Navarro, age 25, of Wilkes-Barre, PA; Robert Thompson, age 44, of Pittston, PA; Jean Almonor, age 44, of Wilkes-Barre, PA; Amanda McPhillips, age 36, of Scranton, PA; Anthony Quamaine Brown, age 37, of Scranton, PA; Tariek Henson Mitchell, age 32, of Plymouth, PA; Juliette Grayson, age 44, of Plymouth, PA; Nicole Ann Bozek, age 31, of Scranton, PA; Susan Marie Kimsel, age 40, of Exeter, PA; and Aisha Maria Stephens, age 39, of Wilkes-Barre, PA,... Read more →

Amy Kennedy: Where is Jeff Van Drew?

Brigantine, NJ — Today, Amy Kennedy, congressional candidate for New Jersey’s second district, put out the following statement in response to Congressman Jeff Van Drew’s tweet on racial equality. Congressman Jeff Van Drew, where have you been? Communities of color are hurting, in South Jersey and across the country. For the last 10 days our community has been grieving, marching and fighting for change without you. It’s too little too late for your cavalier response, our communities deserve more. Your absence has shown us that your only concern is your political gain and your loyalty lies with a President who... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Is a scammer getting unemployment benefits in your name?

June 3, 2020 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC In a large-scale scam erupting in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, imposters are filing claims for unemployment benefits, using the names and personal information of people who have not filed claims. People learn about the fraud when they get a notice from their state unemployment benefits office or their employer about their supposed application for benefits. If this happens to you, it means someone is misusing your personal information, including your Social Security number and date of birth. Act fast. Here are steps that can... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Myth of the "Outside Dog"

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Generations ago people believed that pet dogs were to be kept outside to guard the homestead. Often, these guard dogs had no shelter and lived their lives at the end of a chain. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. In fact, in most states it is unlawful and stiff fines or jail time for this offense is the norm. Domesticated dogs are social animals. They crave the companionship of humans and are most often viewed as part of the family. Thankfully, the era of the outside dog has passed. If you see a dog on... Read more →

NJ Residents Among Wilkes University Graduates

WILKES-BARRE, PA (06/02/2020)-- Wilkes University awarded 720 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at a virtual degree conferral ceremony on May 16. A second virtual degree conferral occurred on May 29 for students receiving the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. The virtual degree conferrals, livestreamed from campus, included remarks from Wilkes interim President Paul Adams and interim Provost Terese Wignot. Because Wilkes University could not hold its 73rd spring commencement ceremony, an in-person graduation ceremony is planned for Sept. 12, 2020, in the McHale Athletic Center of the University Center on Main on the Wilkes campus.... Read more →

Focus NJ Releases Analysis on NJ's Access to Paycheck Protection Program Funding

A Focus NJ analysis of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) finds that New Jersey small businesses greatly improved their access to federal funding in Round 2 of the program, after a pedestrian performance in the first round. Although New Jersey's estimated percentage of approved businesses aligns with similarly funded states, an estimated 86% of New Jersey businesses have not received federal assistance through the PPP. "Through the first two rounds of the PPP program, it is clear that New Jersey fared relatively well compared to other states," said Focus NJ Executive Director Nicole Sandelier. "But while there is currently no... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Georgia Tech Graduates Announced ATLANTA, GA (05/28/2020)-- The Georgia Institute of Technology awarded degrees to approximately 4,050 undergraduate and graduate students at the conclusion of spring semester. Students were celebrated during a virtual celebration held on May 1. They will also be honored during in-person commencement ceremonies to be held on campus later this year. Among the graduates were: Raj Patel of Cherry Hill (08002) - Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Daniel Jones of Marlton (08053) - Master of Science in Computer Science Cynthia Lee of Medford (08055) - Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering Richard Stanzione of Sewell... Read more →

Report Reveals Troubled Nursing Home Industry in New Jersey

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 njspotlight.com. LILO H. STAINTON | JUNE 4, 2020 Expert Report Maps Out Transformation of NJ’s Troubled Nursing Home Industry Gov. Murphy says recommendations — which include improved monitoring, enhanced transparency, more enforcement — are ‘a call for all of us to do better’ New Jersey needs a better-coordinated system to monitor the state’s nursing homes, additional enforcement muscle to regulate the industry and new tools to enhance transparency, according to an... Read more →

NJ Residents Among University of Scranton Undergraduate Class of 2020

SCRANTON, PA (06/01/2020)-- Local residents were among the more than 875 candidates whose bachelor's degrees were conferred at The University of Scranton's virtual undergraduate celebration ceremony on May 31. Degrees were conferred to graduates in a group who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2019, as well as January and May of 2020. A formal commencement ceremony, at which graduates will be individually recognized, will take place on Oct. 25 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Members of the University's undergraduate class of 2020 represent 14 states including California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts,... Read more →

CNB Fishing/Hunting Delaware: 15,500 surf-fishing permits issued

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control announces it has issued 15,500 of this year’s 17,000 available surf-fishing permits. In 2019, the Delaware’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Council established a 17,000 cap on annual surf-fishing permit sales as the most equitable way to serve all beach users, manage a limited resource and protect against overcrowding of parks beaches. Starting Thursday, the Division of Parks & Recreation will reduce the number of locations where surf-fishing permits may be purchased; online sales will be unavailable. The following locations will issue surf-fishing permits until the 17,000 cap is reached: Bellevue State Park:... Read more →

CNB Consumer Alert: More FTC warnings about scam Coronavirus treatments

by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC The FTC continues to seek out and warn sellers who peddle so-called Coronavirus treatments with no proof they work. If you see an ad that says a product can prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19, stop. Think to yourself: if there’s actually been a medical breakthrough, am I really going to hear about it for the first time from an ad or sales pitch? The answer is clearly “no.” So train yourself to ignore those types of false ads. Most of the letters announced today target “treatments” offered in clinics or medical offices, including... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Protests, Not Religious Services, Okay In NYC

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 5, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what is allowed and not allowed in New York City during coronavirus: "Anyone who tries to get in the water, they'll be taken right out of the water." That's what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently said about his corona virus policy. Who will take them out of the ocean? The cops. Can there be beach parties? Not unless everyone is at least six feet away from each other. If they are not, the cops will get them as well. What if... Read more →