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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 tomorrow and thousands of people in South Jersey are struggling to get by. Van Drew has been busy playing politics, giving hollow speeches and focusing on his own political gain rather than serving the people he was elected to serve. The people of South Jersey deserve a fighter, a real... 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 for residents on Sept. 8, per the city's Department of Health recommendations. "Of course we understand the frustrations of local restaurant owners who have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic," Kenney's office said. "But there are 782 total cases in the county the mayor briefly visited, compared to... 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 barricaded himself inside. Officer Bohannon was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound. The subject remained barricaded inside of the home until being taken into custody into early the following morning. Officer Bohannon had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 3-1/2 years. He... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Master Sgt. Ernest R. Kouma

Army Master Sgt. Ernest R. Kouma Army Master Sgt. Ernest R. Kouma was credited with killing an astonishing 250 enemy soldiers to protect retreating U.S. infantrymen during an hours-long battle at the beginning of the Korean War. It's no surprise that his efforts earned him the Medal of Honor. Kouma was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Dwight, Nebraska, and grew up on a family farm. In 1940, as war was building in Europe, he decided to enlist in the Army. Kouma served with the 9th Infantry Division during World War II. He fought his way across Germany and helped relieve the people of Bastone, Belgium, after a long siege during the famed Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-45. After the war, he served as part of the occupation force in South Korea and Japan. But shortly after the Korean War began in the summer of 1950, Kouma... 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 research, development and scaling of new technologies and business models,” said Ken Moore, executive vice president and head of Mastercard Labs. “This strategic collaboration will strengthen and extend our cloud services and capabilities for clients and fintech partners, sparking innovation and creativity for the ecosystem. It will enable us to... Read more →

Summer Celebrations Should Include Digital Media

(NAPSI)—Helping people celebrate and connect is at the heart of what 1-800-Flowers does. And while distance is keeping us apart, we can still be there for the moments that count. As we move into the summer, here are some great ways to stay close for those special occasions, even when we can’t be there. Even when you can’t be with friends and family in person for special occasions, sending flowers and plants can show you’re thinking of them. Give Dad the Day He Deserves Although big gatherings and dinners out may not be in the plans, celebrating Dad still is. A traditional BBQ for Father’s Day is always one way to go (make it virtual by Zooming with family, friends, and your social media followers), but if you need some inspiration, the team at 1-800-Flowers has some fun, unique activities on tap: 1.Brunch Time: Treat him to a hearty feast,... Read more →

The Point at Cape Henlopen Reopens Sept. 1

LEWES, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Tuesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. The area to reopen includes a stretch of ocean beach and dunes that was previously closed on March 1 to benefit more than 30 species of shorebirds, including up to 11 species of terns, six species of gulls, the brown pelican and the double-crested cormorant as well as threatened and endangered species such as red knots, piping plovers, least terns, oystercatchers and others. DNREC’s Divisions of Parks and Recreation, Fish and Wildlife, and Watershed Stewardship have worked together since 1990 to implement a management plan to halt the decline of beachnester and migratory shorebird... 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 in the area of State Street and Carol Avenue. A perimeter was established by officers and a K-9 track was initiated. A short time later, officers observed the suspect in the area of Evergreen Avenue riding a bicycle. With a police K-9 team tracking his trail, the suspect had left... 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 hospital, patients should also receive education, have a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions. “Our three New Jersey Hospitals have improved the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” said Jefferson (NJ) Stroke Program Director Kathryn Donley, BSN,... 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 stories I’ve heard from strangers. A Chance Meeting At a recent wedding anniversary party, where seating was optional, I put myself down in front of a stranger. He was a tall, white-haired, senior citizen. We had never met. He asked me my name. It meant nothing to him. I asked... 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 to bring down the supply of such substances by implementing legal initiatives. It is also required to address the reasons for which people opt-in for opioids is also crucial. That way, one can know the root cause of the addiction and try and curb it down at the root. Some... 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 sold in New Jersey during the 12 months ending in June 2020, according to the New Jersey Sierra Club. image courtesy of Once the gas tax goes up, New Jersey will have the fourth highest in the United States. The state currently ranks 10th. The gas tax is supposed... 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 intentionally ramming a United States Border Patrol vehicle. He then accelerated as he drove directly toward Officer Brown, who was able to shoot the subject before being struck by the vehicle. Members of the Tohono O'odham National Police Department and the United States Border Patrol arrested the subject following a... 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 cannabinoid-infused juice that can be used with a vape pen. Most cartridges contain up to 1ml of product. Depending on the manufacturer these cartridges can be refilled with CBD liquid. CBD liquids and CBD vape cartridges are meant to vaporize and inhale by the user. Vaping is considered the most... Read more →

What makes teen boys stop talking — and how concerned should you be?

When boys go silent by: Christina Tynan-Wood | October 15, 2016 When my son was little, he was funny and affectionate. He had a million questions and he loved to ask them. He was shy with people he didn’t know well but was voluble and entertaining with close friends and family. There was very little I didn’t know about his day, his dreams, his friends, and his ambitions. We were buddies. And then came middle school. First he got tall and awkward and started to smell like a teenager. I was expecting those changes. But I was not expecting his personality to change. By age 14, my formerly sweet and chatty son was giving me the silent treatment. He uttered only the briefest of answers to questions and never asked any of his own. He rarely came out of his room. And when he did, he was sullen and... 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 Alexander, ASHA’s 2019 Annie (Glenn) Award recipient and founder of SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young. A person who stutters himself, Alexander conveys—in compelling terms—what he experienced growing up and what the public can do to be helpful and understanding. ASHA applauds the courage and example displayed by individuals... 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 has once again proven its resiliency and readiness for a strong future,” said Governor Murphy. “By permanently allowing outdoor consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain areas of the Tourism District, we can extend short-term support to small businesses who need it, and further strengthen the resurgence of Atlantic City as... 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 safety of residents in minority and lower-income files communities in Newark, Orange, South Orange, Paterson, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Hillside, Fairton and Upper Deerfield Township. These lawsuits are a part of the State’s comprehensive justice agenda to address harms disproportionately affecting the public and environmental health of New Jersey’s low-income,... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: USS Hershel “Woody” Williams

MEDITERRANEAN SEA -- The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) is conducting interoperability training with Special Operations Forces (SOF) assigned to Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAF) in the Mediterranean Sea. The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) is conducting interoperability training with Special Operations Forces (SOF) assigned to Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAF) in the Mediterranean Sea. Previous 1 of 3 2 of 3 3 of 3 Next The training aboard Hershel “Woody” Williams enables the SOF to train in a shipboard environment in preparations of upcoming operations throughout the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) area of responsibility (AOR). “The interoperability training we have conducted with the teams from SOCAF and the 352nd Special Operations Wing in the Mediterranean has demonstrated our unique capabilities as an Expeditionary Sea Base,” said Capt. David Gray Jr., Commanding Officer of Hershel “Woody” Williams (Blue Crew). “We look forward to working... Read more →

Gloucester Twp. PD Traffic Safety: School Re-Opening Stay Alert, Slow Down

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 31, 2020)----Schools are opening this week, so be on the lookout when driving through neighborhoods. Drive slowly and watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be aware of children playing or standing at bus stops. Kids are usually taught to look both ways before crossing a street, but they could dart into traffic without looking if they're late or distracted. School bus red flashing lights and an extended stop-arm signal indicate that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off. Drivers MUST stop a safe distance away and not start again until the red lights stop flashing, the stop sign has been folded back, and the bus begins to continue on its way. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 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 games you want to play, and offers payment methods you can use. The banking options casinos accept, the fees they charge, and the time they take to process payments can vary considerably when it comes to online casinos. This is one of the most important things to find out about... 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 this important step on our road back.” “Exercise is very important for the body and the mind, but it needs to be done in a healthy environment to protect not only those in the facility, but the community at large,“ said Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “Given the potential for transmission... 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 Aug. 15 feast of Mary’s Assumption every year, ask for the Virgin’s intercession on the town and the sea. The tradition recalls a tale of the 15th century bishop of Cervia, Italy, Paul Barbo (later Pope Paul II). In a boat during a violent storm on the feast of the... Read more →

Robert Declementi of Brigantine Charged with Murdering his Wife

MAYS LANDING- A 36 year-old man has been charged with first degree Murder in the death of his wife on Saturday in Brigantine, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Brigantine Police received a 911 call at 4:27 a.m., on Saturday Aug. 22, 2020, and responded to 17 Girard Place in Brigantine. Rachel Declementi, 30, was found deceased in the home with numerous injuries to her body. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, August 24, 2020. Robert Declementi was arrested and charged with first degree Murder. This is a cooperative investigation by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Brigantine Police Department. Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers... 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 required the coordination of more than eight police departments,” said Mayer. “This case highlights how important communication is between our law enforcement agencies. Without the hard work of detectives and officers from our office as well as the Borough of Berlin, Collingswood, Cherry Hill, Gloucester City, Gloucester Township, Haddon Heights,... 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 Villante, of Philadelphia, PA, was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division where he was pronounced deceased. Atlantic City Police responded and notified the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and a cooperative investigation commenced. An autopsy was completed by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and the... Read more →

CNBNews Sports: Pioneer in Women's Golf at Rutgers Celebrates Perfect 100

By Kevin Lorincz Rutgers Today More than 40 years after scoring a memorable hole -in- one, Agnes Olsson – one of the original charter members, and the lone surviving matriarch of the Rutgers Women’s Golf Association (RWGA) – returned to the Rutgers University Golf Course to celebrate another major milestone: her 100th birthday. Olsson holds a special place in the history of women’s sports at Rutgers through her role making golf accessible to women at a time when not many had the opportunity. She and her friends were inspired nearly six decades ago to take up the same sport as the men in their lives. "My friend said that if our husbands are going to play golf, then we should too,” said Olsson, who was joined by her son and two daughters at her birthday celebration. “So, we went to a clinic at Tara Greens [Golf Center] and took lessons.... 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 vehicles. Edmunds analysts took a look at all 2017 model year vehicles traded in during July and determined their respective retained values by comparing the average trade-in price of each model against its average original MSRP. Edmunds data reveals that midsize, heavy-duty and large trucks made up seven of the... 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 member's accounts. Respond to member questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner and elevate to Assistant Manager or Manager as needed. Assist in maintaining the neatness and cleanliness of the club. Qualifications/Requirements Customer service background preferred. Basic computer proficiency. A passion for fitness and health. Upbeat and positive... 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 employee of the apartment complex asked police to check on 77-year-old Doris Templeton because she had not been seen nor heard from in more than two weeks. The investigation revealed that on or about October 24, 2019, Templeton, who had been staying with his mother at her unit in the... 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 pistol purchase permit would increase from $2 to $48 and Firearms Identification cards would increase from $5 to $98. It’s also important to keep in mind that the vast majority of states don’t even require these bureaucratic hoops in the first place. This amounts to a poll tax on gun... Read more →

FINAL CALL: Bid on 69 Amazing Items in GC's 16th Annual Basket Auction!

FINAL CALL: Gloucester Catholic's 16th Annual Basket Auction is open for bidding through Friday, August 28! See details below and join us in supporting GC by bidding on some great items! The Basket Auction currently has 69 amazing items up for bid. Click on the link below to enter the Basket Auction and view dozens of exciting items! Items up for bid cover many areas of interest -- including furniture, Jersey Shore favorites, gaming, gift certificates, holiday gifts, home decor, health and fitness, kitchen, music, sports, purse palooza, tools, tickets and travel among many others! Basket Auction Home Page Auction Ends: August 28, 2020 Click Here to Enter Basket Auction Home Page! Support Gloucester Catholic! There are several ways to support Gloucester Catholic: Bid on one of the amazing baskets; Make a tax-deductible donation to support the general operating costs (see the donate button on the home page or click... 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 primary responsibilities of this year’s class of 11 PGA WORKS Fellows are to support and execute philanthropic initiatives and player development programs for the charitable foundation of their respective PGA Section. This includes assisting with marketing and communications activities, as well as special events for PGA HOPE and junior golf... 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 visitors, effective cohorting of residents, safe admission and transfer of residents, and the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) – all critical elements of stopping the spread of COVID-19. You can read more from CMS here. 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 survived by April Leo Stewart (Rob). Bobbie enjoyed many trips with her sister, niece, and many girlfriends throughout her life and had a fabulous eye for fashion as she was known for always being coordinated for the perfect season. Bobbie enjoyed bowling with her husband and teammates for several years.... 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 needs substitutes who can start 09/01/2020 until the end of the school year JUNE 2021 APPLY HERE 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 Wildlife Research Biologist Tom Keller spoke with Marketing Director Matt Morrett about all things related to our state’s mourning dove program. Details about what dove like to eat, their habits throughout the year and ways the agency is working to manage overall populations. Tom also shares some hunting-related tips with... 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 bag ban as well as improve the At-Store Recycling Program, discuss which stores will be impacted and what that impact will look like, and to ensure collection programs at stores for plastic carry out bags and plastic film are consistent with the law. DNREC encourages all interested parties to attend,... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Facts you should know about U.S. Special Operations Command

Most perceptions of special operations are formed by movies like "American Sniper," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Lone Survivor" or "Black Hawk Down." There is some truth to those movies, but the command is far more. U.S. Special Operations Command is based at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and Army Gen. Tony Thomas turned over the reins of the worldwide combatant command to Army Gen. Richard Clarke today. The command was formed after the failure of Operation Eagle Claw, a mission to rescue the American hostages in Tehran, Iran, in April 1980. Eight American special operations personnel died in the effort. A study faulted a lack of cooperation among the forces. This led to the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1987 and on, April 16, 1987, the establishment of Socom. The military services man, train and equip their own special operations forces, but when they are used together, they come under the purview of... 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 a link to get your money. If you click, you might find a survey to take. Or they might ask you to enter your name, address, phone number, or other information. And they might ask you to forward the message to several friends to be eligible to collect. But what... 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 four kids; they have an older sister and an older brother. They were born and raised in Virginia, living in poverty. They recall shoplifting hamburger meat and pasta from Wal-Martbecause they didn't have a decent supply of food at home. Both of them eventually went to College. They graduated with... 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 the FBI, and you will have to ask them for the answers to your questions. "The only thing I can say is that according to our records, he has been a city resident for at least 10 years." **** The Gloucester City Police Department released the following statement this evening... 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 General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA). Morales was suspended from his job as a senior correctional police officer with the Department of Corrections after being charged. Morales allegedly has been a member of two nationally recognized outlaw motorcycle gangs, the “Thug Riders” and the “Thunderguards.” As a state... 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 support difference of opinion, open conversation and a free society. Right, Left, Red, Blue. We all have the right to voice our opinions and live by the morals we see as right and true. Join us today to stand up to this gross intolerance. Pro-life, pro-Trump and pro-democracy are not... 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 the way in which the gameplay unravels, the age-old game differs depending on whether you are in Gloucester City, New Jersey, or the city of Gloucester in the South West of England. So, what are the differences between UK and US bingo? The clientele for bingo differs in the UK... Read more →

OP-ED: COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health Worsens

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor August 27, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Covid-19 is affecting mental health: Andrew Copson is the chief executive of Humanists UK. On August 27, he published a piece on the United Kingdom website, Politics, noting that coronavirus presents Brits with a novel challenge. "For the majority of Brits—more than 52% of whom identify as non-religious—this is the first time in living history that a crisis has been met without religion." Copson is right about that. But his celebratory tone is undercut by his inability to cite data that support the secular approach to the pandemic. There is a reason for this: there aren't any. At the end of June, there was a study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity on how Covid-19 was affecting six nations, one of which was Britain. It concluded that depression and suicide have increased... 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 asking the court to order ICE to lift restrictive telephone access policies and grant detained individuals meaningful telephone access. Plaintiffs seek an order requiring basic due process protections in scheduling legal calls, including legal intake calls, providing a private space for confidential legal calls, providing calls that last more than... Read more →