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August 2020

One Month Since Unemployment Benefits Expired, Where is Jeff Van Drew

Brigantine, NJ — One month ago, millions of Americans lost access to extended unemployment benefits, including hundreds of thousands in New Jersey, which now has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. Jeff Van Drew has been silent while Republican leadership has failed to support or pass additional relief legislation to alleviate the economic and health crisis we’re facing. In response, Amy Kennedy released the following statement. In the midst of a public health and economic crisis, Jeff Van Drew has been absent from advocating for the relief South Jersey needs. Unemployment benefits expired last month, rent is due... Read more →

Mayor Kennedy Dining In Maryland Despite His City's Current Ban on Indoor Service

Philadelphia mayor faces backlash... By Christen Smith | The Center Square Marc Vetri, a prominent Philadelphia restauranteur, posted the photo of Kenney to his Instagram page Sunday. (The Center Square)(August 31, 2020)-- – Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is facing backlash Monday for an image of him dining in a Maryland restaurant – despite his ban on the activity in the city he oversees. Kenney's office told 6ABC News that the mayor did patronize a friend's establishment on Sunday, noting that he later dined outdoors at Rogue, a Philadelphia restaurant. They also clarified that Kenney looks forward to expanding dining options... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: St. Louis Officer Bohannon Ambushed, Dies from Gunshot Wound

Police Officer Tamarris Bohannon St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri End of Watch Sunday, August 30, 2020 Police Officer Tamarris, age 29, Bohannon succumbed to a gunshot sustained the previous night when he and other officers were ambushed in the 3700 block of Hartford Street at about 6:00 pm. He and other officers were dispatched to reports of a shooting in the area. They were searching for a victim when a man opened fire on them, striking Officer Bohannon in the head and a second officer in the leg. The man then forced two residents out of their home and... Read more →

Microsoft and Mastercard Announce Collaboration

PURCHASE, N.Y., and REDMOND, Wash. — July 28, 2020 — On Tuesday, Mastercard and Microsoft Corp. announced a collaboration to shape the future of digital commerce, drive startup innovation and enable financial inclusion. The collaboration will accelerate Mastercard Labs’ cloud native research and development activities, enabled by Azure and AI, to advance Mastercard Labs’ mission to de-risk and commercialize emerging technologies and platforms for digital commerce. Through access to technical expertise and cutting-edge technologies, Mastercard’s partners will be further empowered to build and securely scale new solutions. “We are thrilled to deepen our longstanding relationship with Microsoft by advancing the... Read more →

AC Resident Found in Stolen MV Attemps to Escape Gloucester Township PD

BLACKWOOD, NJ (August 31, 2020)--On 08-29-2020 at approximately 10:30 PM, Police Officers on patrol in the area of Little Gloucester Road in Blackwood observed a gray Kia sedan, which was reported stolen out of Pennsylvania. As the vehicle entered the Autumn Ridge Apartment complex, officers attempted a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle quickly fled from officers on Erial Road, refusing to stop and operating in a reckless manner, so officers quickly terminated the pursuit and last saw the vehicle enter Blackwood Estates. Plain clothes and unmarked police vehicles entered the area and located the stolen vehicle now unoccupied and abandoned... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s 3 New Jersey Hospitals Receive Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey Hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor RollTM awards. These awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines using the latest scientific evidence. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital each earned the Gold Plus award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Before discharge from the... Read more →


Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor I’m a newspaper guy. I read them cover to cover. I’ve worked on them. I’ve owned them- -and still do. Early in my news career I learned that everyone has a story. To hear it, you have to ask questions. Standard questions to open conversations could be… …Where did you grow up and go to school? …How did you meet your spouse? …What do you do (re: daily activities)? Typically, one answer leads to a series of follow-ups. And- -important…be a good listener. In line with this essay… without too much thinking…I’m noting a few... Read more →

Solving the Opioid Crisis with Addiction Treatment

( 31, 2020)--Today, government agencies, communities, and various healthcare systems have joined hands to resolve the opioid crisis and overdoses. There is more to do than merely treating those people who are addicted to opioids. It is also essential to ensure that individuals who don't have an opioid disorder don't get affected. Many medical professionals often prescribe heavy pain medications that have several after-effects. It is necessary to address that using precise prescription monitoring and enhanced pain management. Understanding the opioid crisis Today, the illicit opioids such as imported fentanyl and heroin are more prevalent than ever. It is necessary... Read more →

CNBNews Opinion:Leave NJ Why You Can...

Tax & Spend Murphy is at it Again

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews ( 31, 2020)--The state's gas tax will increase by 9.3 cents on October 1 because, ….hold on to your face mask…. people are driving less. In other words, residents of NJ have been conserving energy so Murphy decides to increase the gas tax. The last time he raised the gas tax he said the roads and bridges needed to be repaired. This will bring the gas tax total in New Jersey to 50.7 cents. Diesel will also be taxed by 57.7 cents per gallon as of October 1. This is because less gas was... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Officer Bryan Brown, Killed By Vehicle, Driven by Suspect High on Meth

Police Officer Bryan Brown Tohono O'odham Nation Police Department, Tribal Police End of Watch Thursday, August 27, 2020 Police Officer Bryan Brown was killed as he and other officers responded to reports of an armed man driving erratically near the Desert Diamond Why Casino near Why, Arizona, at about 9:00 a.m. When Officer Brown arrived at the scene the man immediately approached him while holding a broken bottle, prompting Officer Brown to back up as he sought cover and issued commands. The man got into Officer Brown's vehicle, stealing it, and drove down Arizona 86 before making a U-turn and... Read more →

CBD Oil vs CBD Vape Cartridges - Understanding the differences

(September 13, 2020)--When CBD first hit the spotlight all the rave was about cannabinoid-infused tinctures and edible gummies. Vaping technology has made it relatively easy for people to get their daily dose of CBD. The cannabis community has been thoroughly enjoying the benefits of CBD for years especially since CBD dominant products are completely legal in the United States. Whether you take CBD for your anxiety or for its pain-relieving effects you might be wondering whether it's best to use CBD vape cartridges or CBD juice. What Is CBD Juice? CBD vape cartridges are disposable containers that are filled with... Read more →

ASHA Offers Educational Resources About Stuttering, Corrects Misconceptions Reported

Association Encourages Public to Seek Help From Speech-Language Pathologists (Rockville, MD – August 28, 2020) With stuttering a topic of national interest in the news, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is correcting some recent misconceptions reported about the speech disorder and is encouraging people who stutter to seek help from speech-language pathologists (SLPs). ASHA offers a variety of educational resources about stuttering at, covering topics such as communication tips for people who stutter and their loved ones, when to seek help for stuttering, and treatment options for children and adults. Also included are public service announcements that feature Taro... Read more →

Law Allows Alcoholic Beverage Consumption on Outdoor Property in AC Tourism District

TRENTON (August 28, 2020)--— Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A299), which allows alcoholic beverages to be consumed from open containers on certain outdoor property located within the Atlantic City Tourism District, upon authorization by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). The bill defines an “open container area” as portions of the beach, boardwalk, and other areas within the Atlantic City Tourism District, as determined by CRDA, in which pedestrians are permitted to carry and consume open containers of alcoholic beverages. “Despite the economic hardship that this pandemic has levied on our casino and hospitality industries, the Atlantic City community... Read more →

Environmental Justice” Lawsuits Targeting 12 Polluters in New Jersey Filled By DEP

125 Monitor St. Verified Complaint American Fabric Complaint Civil Case Jacket Filed Complaint and CIS Commissioner v. Adolpho Complaint Deerfield Complaint Hyman Verified Complaint LM Newark Complaint NJDEP v. Hassanien HUD-L-3102-20 Complaint NJDEP v. Little Mason Hillside Complaint NJDEP v. Little Mason South Orange Complaint Orange Automotive Complaint PENICK Complaint (CIS Filed) August 2020 EJ Fact Sheet Sites Involved Photos TRENTON – (August 31, 2020)--Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today the filing of 12 new environmental enforcement actions targeting polluters across New Jersey whose actions threaten the health and... Read more →

Alfonso J. "Brody" Fario, of Voorhees, formerly of Bellmawr

Alfonso J. "Brody" Fario, on August 28, 2020 of Voorhees, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 87. Beloved husband of the late Alma B. (nee Pirolli). Devoted father of Patricia Fario. Loving brother of Angelo Fario (Grace), Joseph Fario and Anthony Fario. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Brody proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Services and interment will be private at the request of the family. Read more →

An Introductory Guide to Real Money Casino Games

( (August 29, 2020)--Playing real money casino games can not only be fun but gives you the opportunity to win some money. However, it is imperative to do some research if you want to avoid scams. Choosing a casino Every game is designed to give the casino an edge, which may be big or small and this is how casinos make their money. All casinos offer bonuses or free cash offers. Do not make the mistake of looking only at the offers when choosing a casino. What you want to find out is if the casino is reputable, has the... Read more →

Executive Order 181 Allows Gyms to Open Sept. 1; Members Must Make Reservations

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 181, which permits gyms and health clubs, as well as amusement and water parks, to reopen their indoor premises to the public on Tuesday, September 1 at 6:00 a.m., provided these facilities comply with the health and safety standards issued by the Department of Health. files “Gyms are among the most-challenging indoor environments to prevent the transmission of COVID-19,” said Governor Murphy. “Given where we are in this fight and the overwhelming personal responsibility demonstrated by gym owners and gym members over the past several months, we can confidently take... Read more →

From Brigantine to Cape May the Faithful Participated in the Wedding of the Sea

August 27, 2020 Above: Girls crown a statue of the Blessed Mother in Wildwood (Photo by Mike Walsh); Father William Kelly, Pastor of Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish, blesses his community on Avalon’s shore; Outside the Parish of Saint Monica’s Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church, priests, laity, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, and the Blessed Mother process down Atlantic City’s Pacific Avenue (Photo by Mike Walsh) From Brigantine to Cape May, COVID-19 could not stop South Jersey’s faithful from honoring their Blessed Mother at the shore earlier this month. The Wedding of the Sea celebrations, held on or near the... Read more →

Suspect Charged for Smash and Grab Burglaries...

Berlin, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Haddon Hts., Pennsauken, Somerdale CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 29, 2020)--A Lawnside man has been charged in multiple jurisdictions for a string of “smash-and-grab” style burglaries committed in stolen vehicles over the course of 13 days, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. files Erik Wallace, 47, of Lawnside, has been charged with numerous counts of Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief in the Borough of Berlin, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Gloucester City, Gloucester Township, New Jersey, Haddon Heights, Pennsauken, and Somerdale. “These crimes spanned across the entire Camden County area and... Read more →

Philly Man Pleads Guilty to Killing his Brother at Harrah's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING – A 39 year-old Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty in the 2019, bludgeoning death of his younger brother that occurred at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. John A. Villante pleaded guilty today in an open plea to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter. Sentencing is scheduled for October 26, 2020 before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury. On May 28, 2019, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Harrah’s Hotel security was contacted in reference to a medical emergency in a room on the 11th floor of the Harrah’s Hotel. The victim, identified as 32 year-old Joseph... Read more →

Trucks Top List of Vehicles With Most Retained Value During COVID-19

Experts reveal which 3-year-old vehicles are commanding the greatest trade-in values as demand soars in the used market during the pandemic Edmunds SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The car shopping experts at Edmunds say all vehicle owners could benefit from checking how much their car is worth as trade-in values continue to spike during the pandemic, but note that truck owners in particular are in the best position to cash in on their vehicles right now. According to trade-in data from Edmunds, trucks are retaining the greatest value and commanding the highest trade-in prices of all consumer... Read more →


Team member 2pm to 7pm weekend Planet Fitness BROOKLAWN ,NJ files Posted: August 29, 2020 Full-Time Job Summary The Member Services Representative will be responsible for creating a positive member experience by providing a superior level of customer service to Planet Fitness members, prospective members and guests. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Greet members, prospective members and guests, providing exceptional customer service. Handle all front desk related activities including: Answer phones in a friendly manner and assist callers with a variety of questions. Check members into the system. New member sign-up. Take prospective members on tours. Facilitate needed updates to... Read more →

A Night of Tribute and Support

Please join Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and many other guest speakers for a night of solemn reflection during Burlington County’s International Overdose Awareness Day virtual vigil on Monday, August 31, from 7-9 p.m. Right now, it is more important than ever to maintain our focus on fighting Substance Use Disorder. Operation Helping Hand ( will be accessible during the vigil to viewers who are seeking help with drug use. The vigil can be viewed on YouTube at or Facebook at Read more →

Brian K. Templeton Pleads Guilty to Killing His Mom

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 54-year-old man pled guilty in Superior Court to killing his mother inside of her residence at the Courtyard Apartments in Edgewater Park late last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Brian K. Templeton pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) in exchange for a 25-year term in New Jersey state prison. He will not be eligible for parole for more than 21 years. The plea was entered yesterday before the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for October 23. The investigation began on November 11, 2019, after an... Read more →

Attention NJ Residents: Murphy Wants to Tax Away Your Gun Ownership

At a time when a record number of Americans are buying firearms, many for the first time, Gov. Phil Murphy wants to shut down this trend, just like everything else in the Garden State. The Governor has never hidden his disdain for private gun ownership, and he has certainly proven throughout the COVID 19 crisis that he isn’t afraid to be heavy-handed. So, few people were actually surprised this week when he proposed drastic fee hikes on gun permits. The Governor rolled out the enormous fee increases in his budget proposal. Under his new tax scheme, the cost of a... Read more →

PGA REACH Announces 2020 Class of PGA WORKS Fellows

Post-graduate opportunity furthers diversity files in the game and business of golf PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2020) - PGA Foundation, Inc. d/b/a PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, in conjunction with 11 PGA Sections, announces the 2020 class for the PGA WORKS Fellowship. The PGA WORKS Fellowship aspires to be the most valuable entry-level opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds to gain experience in all facets of the golf industry. Established in 2017, the PGA WORKS Fellowship is a grant program facilitating nine- to 12-month paid positions for recent college graduates. The... Read more →

Trump Administration Launches National Training Program to Strengthen Nursing Home Infection Control Practices

The Association of Mature American Citizens Under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing an unprecedented national nursing home training program for frontline nursing home staff and nursing home management. The training is designed to equip both frontline caregivers and their management with the knowledge they need to stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in their nursing homes. The training announced today will be available immediately to staff of America’s 15,400 Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes and focuses on critical topics like infection control and prevention, appropriate screening of... Read more →

Roberta E. Bates "Bobbie" (nee Imperato), age 74, of Mt. Ephraim

Roberta E. Bates "Bobbie" (nee Imperato), age 74, on August 28, 2020, of Mt. Ephraim, after a short battle with cancer. Devoted wife of Harry Bates Sr. for thirty-five years. Loving step-mother of Bill (Jana) Bates & Harry Bates Jr. Beloved daughter of the late Raymond & Catherine Imperato (nee Clemmer). Loving sister of Ray (Donna) Imperato & Bonnie Torpey. Beloved sister-in-law of Robert Bates. Dearest aunt to Gerry Torpey, Jr., Michael (Annmarie) Imperato, Steve (Cara) Imperato & Stacy Torpey. The best Mom-Mom to Ashton, Noah, Ryan & Logan Bates. Great aunt to Gerry Torpey, III & Addy Imperato. Also... Read more →

Substitute Teacher's Aides for Gloucester City Public School District

County: Camden Posted Date: 8/25/2020 Expiration Date: 9/24/2020 Description Looking for a permanent substitute position? Well we are currently hiring talented Substitute Teacher's Aides that are needed on a long-term basis. Kelly Education is now hiring substitute Teacher's Aides for the Gloucester Public School District for the 2020-2021 school year! Substituting is a great way to boost your resume, gain valuable teaching experience, and help you start building your educational network. Whether you are looking for a building sub role, a long-term position, or a flexible schedule, we can be your backup plan for the 2020-2021 school year! The district... Read more →

CNB Hunting Pennsylvania: The 2020-2021 hunting season is almost here!

Pennsylvania’s Our habitat crews have created some incredible managed dove fields across the state. Dove hunting season opens statewide next Tuesday, Sept. 1. Bryan Burhans, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Welcomes the 2020/21 Hunting Season Check out the Dove Hunting in Pennsylvania site for managed dove field locations, habitat characteristics, hunting strategies and more.➡️ Dove season runs from Sept. 1-Nov. 27 and Dec. 18-Jan. 2. Hunters may harvest 15 doves daily but are only allowed to possess 45. Check Out Our Latest Podcast Episode, Just In Time For Dove Season! In advance of the dove season opener, Pennsylvania Game Commission... Read more →

Virtual Public Workshop Sept. 9 on Delaware’s Plastic Bag Ban

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a virtual public workshop next month to discuss the State’s plastic bag ban and introduce draft At-Store Recycling Program Regulations. The informal workshop will offer the public an opportunity to better understand the changes and also provide feedback on the draft regulations which will be used to implement and support this program. Facilitated by DNREC’s Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances’ Compliance and Permitting Section, the virtual workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The proposed regulations will allow the Department discuss the... Read more →

Those free COVID-19 money offers are scams

August 28, 2020 by Diana Shiller Investigator, Division of Marketing Practices, FTC Have you seen a message on WhatsApp or Facebook offering you free help during the pandemic? People have reported seeing messages that seem to be from Pepsi, Walmart, Whole Foods, Target, and other big-name brands. These messages all offer money to people who need it — through grants, coupons for food support, or other giveaways. But they’re all fake, and not from those companies at all. You might get this kind of message, in English or Spanish, from a friend or contact. The message tells you to click... Read more →


x (Warning: some of the language in this video may be offensive to the viewer) The text below is from Everipedia Kevin N. Hodge and Keith W. Hodge (better known as the Hodge Twins, are YouTubers, fitness expert, and stand-up comedians (film). Together, they own and operate the Hodgetwins fitness and entertainment brand. As of June 2020, they have over 2.21 million subscribers on one of their three YouTube channels, 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 473,000 followers on Twitter. Keith and Kevin Hodge were born on September 17, 1975 in Martinsville, Virginia. The,y grew up in a family of... Read more →

UPDATED: Name of Suspect Released/Gloucester City Police Arrest Bomb Suspect

UPDATED: Following the arrest of bomb suspect Dwayne Vandergrift Jr, CNBNews asked Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt a number of questions, such as; files Did you find any explosives or weapons in his house? What kind of explosive he used? Did he have previous experience in handling explosives? What reason did he give for his actions? How long has he lived in the city? If he was employed what did he do? Did he have a record? What led you to him? Will you release his mug shot? The lieutenant said the case has been turned over to... Read more →

Northern State Prison Guard Charged with Concealing Membership in Thug Riders a "Outlaw MC" Gang

TRENTON (August 27, 2020)– Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that criminal charges have been filed against a senior correctional police officer at Northern State Prison who allegedly falsified a New Jersey Department of Corrections record to conceal his image courtesy of Thug Riders membership in an outlaw motorcycle gang. Ruben Morales, 41, of Orange, N.J., was charged by complaint-summons on Aug. 13 with third-degree tampering with public records or information and fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records. The charges are the result of a joint investigation by the New Jersey Department of Corrections Special Investigations Division and the Attorney... Read more →

Pelosi Calls Republicans "Domestic Enemies"

Speaker Nancy Pelosi went on MSNBC Monday stating that the Trump administration, and those who support it, are domestic enemies. Trump supporters are domestic enemies, according to Nancy Pelosi. So you and I are domestic enemies, according to Nancy Pelosi. We are domestic enemies because we stick up for our individual liberties and constitutional rights. This is the kind of intolerant behavior that breeds the cancel culture ruining our society and destroying our way of life. We must stand up to the left before they gain any more power or control. The alternative is frightening. Please help us today to... Read more →

Is There a Difference Between British and American Bingo?

Source: Pixabay ( 28, 2020)--If you asked both an American citizen and a British citizen about the game of bingo, they would both be able to confidently tell you many facets of the game. But, when asked together, there may be moments of confusion as they may feel like what the other is saying doesn’t tally up with what they know themselves. That’s because – unbeknownst to many – there are several differences between the American and the British games of bingo. Whether this is the forms of bingo that can be played on either side of the Atlantic or... Read more →

Detained Immigrants Petition Court to Stop ICE from Interfering with their Phone Calls

in Immigration Detention Centers WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2020—Today, individuals in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Otero County Processing Center filed a motion for preliminary injunction to stop ICE from denying detained individuals the ability to files contact their lawyers and the outside world by phone. ICE’s policies that deny or restrict access to telephone calls interfere with detainees’ ability to obtain or consult an attorney, gather evidence and information to present their immigration case, and prepare for deportation proceedings. Represented by the American Immigration Council and the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, plaintiffs are... Read more →

Business Owner Indicted for Arson of his North Philly Store to Collect Insurance

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Leonardo Dan Almonte-Fernandez, 39, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by Indictment with one count of malicious damage of a building by means of fire affecting interstate commerce, one count of the use of fire to commit another felony, and three counts of wire fraud. files According to court documents, on April 25, 2020, Almonte-Fernandez allegedly set fire to his business, Chevere Mini Market, at 1443 E. Luzerne Street in Philadelphia. The defendant, who rented the basement, first, and second floors of the building, was behind on his lease payments... Read more →

NJ Unemployed Must Continue to Wait for More Unemployment Benefits

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey officials are applying for a grant program to help workers who lost a $600 federal weekly unemployment benefit when it expired on July files 25. But the program faces challenges, and eligible unemployed workers may continue to go without benefits for several weeks, according to Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. The FEMA Lost Wages Supplemental Assistance Program will provide an additional $300 a week to residents who lost their job due to COVID-19, according to information from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. New... Read more →

Virtua Electrophysiology Laboratory is First in New Jersey...

to Achieve American College of Cardiology Accreditation Camden-based lab earns recognition for quality and patient outcomes (CAMDEN CITY, N.J.) Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital recently became the first hospital in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region to receive accreditation from the American College of Cardiology for its electrophysiology laboratory. The hospital received accreditation based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with irregular heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. The electrophysiology (EP) lab employs treatments such as implantable heart monitors, pacemakers, and cardioverter defibrillators. The lab also offers cardiac ablation, a procedure in... Read more →

DOJ Investigating Wuhan Virus Nursing Home Deaths in NY, Michigan, NJ and PA

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Four Democratic governors, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, received letters Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting data on the impact COVID-19 has had on public nursing homes in their states. files The letters, which were also sent to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, say the department’s Civil Rights Division is considering whether to conduct an investigation on nursing homes operated by the state or a local government. “Protecting the rights of some of society’s most vulnerable... Read more →

19-Year-Old Charged with Killing Her Baby

HACKENSACK NJ--Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of KIMBERLY APONTE ;(age 19, single; unemployed) of 414 Hackensack Avenue, Apartment 2307, Hackensack, NJ, on a charge of Aggravated Manslaughter. The arrest is KIMBERLY APONTE the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Peter Busciglio. On Saturday, August 22, 2020, at approximately 1:08 p.m., the Hackensack Police Department received a 911 call from one of... Read more →


Brigantine, NJ - Tonight, Jeff Van Drew took the stage at the Republican National Convention and spoke about why he switched parties. Amy Kennedy, candidate for Congress in NJ02, made the following statement in response: “Tonight, as political payback for switching parties and pledging his undying support to Donald Trump, Jeff Van Drew took the stage at the Republican National Convention and tried to make the case as to why he made that choice. My message to the people of South Jersey is...don't be fooled. The truth is that Jeff has changed. He made the choice to abandon the people... Read more →

Early Morning Explosion Blows Out Door at GCity Crossfit Gym in Gloucester City

An explosion of unknown origin took out the front door of the GCity Crossfit Gym, 512 S. Broadway early Wednesday morning ( photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Authorities are investigating an explosion in Gloucester City that happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 26 around 4 AM. The blast at the GCity Crossfit Gym, 512-514 S. Broadway knocked out the front door of the property. The large glass windows on either side of the door were not damaged by the blast. A tree in front of the building was cut down. It is not... Read more →

Obituary: Ronald J. Sosi, of Gloucester City

On August 19, 2020. Age 81. Of Gloucester City. Any relatives please call for arrangements to be finalized. Condolences and memories may be shared at Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Joan Reichert, of Bellmawr, age 68

On August 25, 2020, Age 68, Joan passed away peacefully at home in Bellmawr. Eldest daughter of the late Louis John & Elizabeth Reichert. Predeceased by her nephew, Ross J. Reichert. She is survived by her daughter, Dina Dowdell, and siblings, Louis J. Reichert, Jr (Fran), Jean Reichert (Kenneth Brewer), June Reichert and Janice Reichert, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Joan had a very successful career as a comptroller in the auto industry before retirement. At her request, services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Joan E. Reichert.... Read more →

Sean Wade Frazee, Steamfitters Local 420 Member, Marine Corp Veteran, Lenape High School Alum

On August 15, 2020, Age 42. Of Mount Laurel. In the loving care of his devoted wife of 13 years, Colleen P. Frazee (nee Burns). Cherished father of Leah Frazee and Sean Frazee. Beloved Son of Gary and Diane Frazee and Linda (nee Egloff) Cullins and the late Gerald. Loving brother of Wayne, Lauren and Scott. Devoted son-in-law of Bud and Patti Burns. Dear brother-in-law of Shannon and CJ. Survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces. Sean was born in Mount Holly and was a graduate of Lenape High School Class of 1995. He proudly entered the U.S. Marine Corps... Read more →

Westville Resident, Miguel Pichardo Charged with DUI, Vehicular Homicide

DEPTFORD, NJ (August 27, 2020)--On Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 10:08 pm, Deptford Township Police were dispatched to Tanyard Road, between Cattell Road and Brenner Avenue, for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, they discovered a two-vehicle crash involving a 2007 BMW 325i and a 1989 Harley Davidson motorcycle. files Investigation revealed the motorcycle was traveling north on Tanyard Road and was being operated by William Stotsenburg (age 67) of Deptford, NJ. Ann Fletcher (age 52) of Deptford, NJ was a passenger on the motorcycle. While slowing to make a turn, the motorcycle was rear-ended by the BMW, operated... Read more →