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September 2020

Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to container vessel fuel oil leak in Bayonne,

New York NY (Sept. 30, 2020)-- — A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Gallagher Marine Systems, continued in the response to a container vessel leaking fuel oil, Wednesday, at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. The container vessel YM Mandate is no longer leaking fuel oil from a crack in the hull. Fuel oil is being pumped from the affected tank to a barge alongside the vessel. Oil containment boom and absorbent pads are deployed around the YM Mandate and skimming vessels continue to remove oil from the water. The National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders, Monday, reporting a sheen near the container vessel. Coast Guard investigators confirmed a fuel oil leak coming from a crack in the vessel's hull. The YM Mandate activated its Coast Guard-approved vessel response plan by making notifications and activating... Read more →

Betsy Ross Bridge/Route 130 ramp closures begin tomorrow

as concrete repair project advances in Pennsauken Route 130 northbound ramp closed and detoured for several weeks (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a daytime closure of the ramp from Route 130 southbound to the Betsy Ross Bridge/Route 90 westbound and a long-term closure of the ramp from Route 130 northbound to the Betsy Ross Bridge/Route 90 westbound as a concrete repair project advances in Pennsauken, Camden County. Thursday, October 1 Beginning at 9 a.m., Thursday, October 1, until 3 p.m. that afternoon, the Delaware River Port Authority’s contractor, South State, is scheduled to close and detour the ramp from Route 130 southbound to the Betsy Ross Bridge/Route 90 westbound. This closure will allow the contractor to complete paving on the ramp. The following signed detour will be in place: Route 130 southbound to Betsy Ross Bridge/Route 90 westbound detour: Motorists traveling southbound on Route... Read more →

Why Did He Receive Millions?

Hunter Biden Linked to Burisma, Russian Oligarch, and China Businessman

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the U.S. Committee on Finance Majority Staff released its finding from a year-long investigation into Hunter Biden, the second son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The investigation was launched after Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, publicly raised conflict-of-interest concerns about the sale of a U.S. company to a Chinese firm linked to Hunter Biden one month before Congress was notified about a whistleblower complaint that House Democrats used to impeach President Donald Trump. The Republican-controlled Senate acquitted Trump. While Democrats were pushing to impeach Trump, Grassley raised concerns about corruption linking Hunter Biden to millions of dollars in transactions taking place between the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina, and Chinese businessmen with ties to Beijing's communist government. Since 2014, government officials had... Read more →

Sicklerville Woman Murdered in Camden City, Prosecutor's Office Investigating

Camden City N.J. – Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a Sicklerville woman on Tuesday night, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Police were called to the intersection of 8th St. and Walnut St. in Camden shortly before midnight for a report of a woman lying in the road. She was transported by EMS to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as Ashley Allen, 33, of Sicklerville. Detectives said the medical examiner determined Allen was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call CCPO Det. Matthew Barber at 856-225-5166 or Camden County Police Det. Sean Miller at 609-706-6590. Tips can also be emailed to Read more →


By Ted O'Neil | The Center Square (The Center Square) (Sept. 30, 2020)--– An argumentative and contentious first presidential debate Tuesday night was filled with interruptions, personal insults and frequent requests by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News for the candidates to adhere to the rules their campaigns agreed to abide by. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off against each other over 90 minutes at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, often talking over each other and ignoring time limits for their responses and counterpoints. At one point, Trump said “there is nothing smart about you” to Biden, followed by Biden later calling Trump “a clown.” The status of the economy in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was a major topic of discussion as the candidates discussed six topics in 15-minute segments. “We had to close down the greatest economy in American history... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Gas Tax Going Up This Week - Double Hit to Commuters

by New Jersey Sierra Club The gas tax in New Jersey is increasing by 9.3 cents per gallon on Thursday, October 1. 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. This is because less gas was sold in New Jersey during the 12 months ending in June 2020. “Nobody likes to see the gas tax go up, but this shows that people are using less gas. People have been driving less during the pandemic, which is why the gas tax is going up. This means less air pollution. New Jersey is one of the most vulnerable states to climate impacts, so it is more important than ever for us to transition to a green economy. We need to improve our public transportation and expand electric vehicles in New Jersey for the good of the public... Read more →

Bill Introduced in Washington to Protect against Emergence of Zoonotic Diseases

WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Senators John Cornyn, R-Tex., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., and U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and Fred Upton, R-Mich., introduced the Preventing Future Pandemics Act in both the House and Senate today. This legislation would protect Americans and people around the world from the continued emergence of devastating zoonotic diseases from risky wildlife management practices by eliminating cruel and unsafe live wildlife markets here at home and positioning the U.S. as a global leader to end the trade of live wildlife for human consumption. “The overarching lesson of COVID-19 is that we can no longer allow inhumane and high-risk interactions between humans and wild animals. Live wildlife markets and the wildlife trade cannot continue, anywhere in the world,” said Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. “Most Americans are just now learning that the United States imports wildlife for human consumption and medicines... Read more →

Investigational COVID-19 vaccine well-tolerated and generates immune response in older adults

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (gray) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. NIAID What A Phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well-tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults. A report published today in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the findings from the study, which was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. The experimental vaccine, mRNA-1273, was co-developed by researchers at NIAID and Moderna, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Phase 1 trial began on March 16, 2020, and was expanded to enroll older adults about one month later. Older adults are more vulnerable to complications of COVID-19 and are an important... Read more →

NJ Democrat Representatives Demand Answers on Sabotage of US Post Office

House members raise concerns about being blocked from an emergency visit to Kearny processing center WASHINGTON, DC – Led by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), 10 members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation today wrote to tarnished U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy demanding information on the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) ability to carry out New Jersey’s all vote-by-mail (VBM) general election. The letter is signed by Reps. Pascrell, Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07), Andy Kim (D-NJ-03), and Mikie Sherill (D-NJ-11). “As you know, millions of Americans rely on the USPS for the timely delivery of mail, including protective equipment, prescription medications, census forms, tax refunds, social security checks, and election ballots,” the members write. “However, our constituents and the general public continue to face unusually severe mail delays as bad... Read more →

LOVE YOUR MONEY: Republicans Point Finger at Murphy for Borrowing $4.5 Billion files Governor blames lack of federal relief By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said the fiscal year 2021 budget he signed Tuesday “lives up to the ideal of shared sacrifice in trying times by including meaningful tax fairness.” The $32.7 million budget approved by the Legislature along party lines reinstates the millionaire’s tax on income over $1 million and adds a 2.5% surcharge on corporate profits over $1 million. The spending plan also includes $4.5 billion in borrowing from the federal government and a predicted $2.5 billion surplus. Standing behind a podium that said “Middle Class Tax Relief,” the governor said it wasn’t the tax package alone that created a fairer budget, citing a plan to give couples with children up to $500 in tax rebates next year. But some did not share the governor’s opinion of the budget.... Read more →

Career Politician Joe Biden's Evolving Abortion Views

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Joe Biden's changing views on abortion: Joe Biden entered the senate in 1973, the same year the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision. He has evolved from being strongly pro-life to rabidly pro-abortion. Here is a list of his changing positions. Flip-Flop Joe 1974: A year after Roe v. Wade was decided, he said the ruling had gone "too far" and that a woman seeking an abortion should not have the "sole right to say what should happen to her body." 1976: He votes for the "Hyde Amendment" which bans federal funding of abortions. 1981: He introduces the "Biden Amendment" which prohibits foreign-aid funding of biomedical research involving abortion. 1982: He votes for a constitutional amendment allowing states to overturn Roe v. Wade. 1983: He votes against a constitutional amendment allowing states to overturn... Read more →

CNBNews Books: A Mission to Help Heal the Grief After Loss of a Pet

Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny Releases New e-Book on Pet Loss BOSTON, MA (September, 2020) — Although the mission of Animal Talks champions the fight for animals, especially those that are dying, sick or abused, the actual daily work of Animal Chaplain and Credentialed Pet Grief Counselor Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team is about helping people cope with the grief and pain that is felt when a beloved pet dies. To support the personal grief counseling mission, Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team recently released their marquee ebook, A Journey Through Pet Loss and Grief: For When Our Animal Companions Leave Us. Readers find chapters such as: Grieve Like a Child; My Promise to You; When Kids Lose Their Animal Friends; and Pets and the Afterlife. As one reader said, “You have done what others could not... So glad that this topic is now in a national publication and... Read more →

Facebook Advisory Board Have Ties to Left-Wing Billionaire George Soros

The recently appointed Facebook oversight board that will decide which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists, including a close friend of leftwing billionaire George Soros who served on the board of directors of his Open Society Foundations (OSF). Judicial Watch conducted a deep dive into the new panel that will make content rulings for the technology company that was slammed last year with a $5 billion fine for privacy violations. The information uncovered by Judicial Watch shows that the group of 20 is overwhelmingly leftist and likely to restrict conservative views. More than half of the members have ties to Soros, the philanthropist who dedicates huge sums to spreading a radical left agenda that includes targeting conservative politicians. Other Facebook oversight board members have publicly expressed their disdain for President Donald Trump or made political contributions to top Democrats such as... Read more →

United Methodist Communities Promotes Two Leaders 

NEPTUNE, N.J., September 25, 2020 — United Methodist Communities (UMC) announces the promotion of two key leaders, Deborah Walsh and Pamela Garofolo, effectively immediately. Deborah Walsh has been promoted to corporate director of homecare services and oversees HomeWorks, as well as initiatives related to homecare products such as technologies, care management and other in-home support services. Ms. Walsh, who resides in the Borough of Point Pleasant, NJ, has worked for UMC since the Homecare division began in 2016. A graduate of Saint Clare’s School of Nursing, Ms. Walsh brings over 20 years’ experience in nursing, rehabilitation, home care, and family services. In addition to Registered Nurse licensure in New York and New Jersey, she holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from Long Island University. Her administrative experience includes positions as an intake supervisor, director of patient services, quality... Read more →

Have you gotten a collection call about a debt you don’t recognize?

September 29, 2020 by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Nobody likes getting debt collection calls. But have you ever gotten one for a debt you already paid — or you know isn’t yours? Or have you been threatened and harassed by a debt collector until you paid up? If so, we want you to know how to protect yourself. Today, in partnership with federal and state law enforcement partners, the FTC announces Operation Corrupt Collector, a federal-state law enforcement sweep against fake and abusive debt collectors. The operation includes five FTC actions, with two new cases announced today. In each of the new FTC cases announced today, the companies claimed to be collecting on debt that they can’t legally collect, or that people don’t actually owe. In these cases, the companies made robocalls to people, telling them that they’ve been sued, or soon will be, if they don’t pay... Read more →

The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve Closing for Winter

Observation Deck to Remain Open The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the winter starting Thursday, Oct. 1, with a scheduled reopening Saturday, April 3, 2021 for the busy spring and summer seasons. The center is operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits on Delaware Bayshore aquatic life. During the winter closure, the DuPont Nature Center’s handicap-accessible observation deck will remain open from dawn to dusk daily. The nature center deck will not be actively maintained while the center is closed, and visitors are advised to consider weather conditions prior to accessing the deck. The deck offers views of the Mispillion Harbor and surrounding saltmarsh and sandy beach habitat as well as a view of the Delaware Bay. Though the nature center is recognized as a location to view spring shorebird migration, it also provides excellent opportunities in the fall... Read more →

$3.4 Million for October 1 Pick-6 Drawing

TRENTON (Sept. 29, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on September 28 produced 10 winners of $2,236 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $4,472. The winning numbers for the Monday, September 28, drawing were: 04, 05, 16, 19, 24 and 38. The XTRA Multiplier was: 02. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. The $3.4 million drawing will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020. ### All New Jersey Lottery game winning numbers and drawings for the Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, Pick-6, and CASH4LIFE games can be viewed on the NJ Lottery website ( or on the official Lottery Facebook Page. Powerball and Mega Millions drawings can be seen on WABC-TV or WTXF stations. Must be 18 or older to buy... Read more →

False Claims of Hacked Voter Information Likely Intended to Cast Doubt on Election's Legitimacy

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are issuing this announcement to raise awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to spread disinformation regarding cyberattacks on U.S. voter registration databases or voting systems. During the 2020 election season, foreign actors and cyber criminals are spreading false and inconsistent information through various online platforms in an attempt to manipulate public opinion, discredit the electoral process, and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions. These malicious actors could use these forums to also spread disinformation suggesting successful cyber operations have compromised election infrastructure and facilitated the “hacking” and “leaking” of U.S. voter registration data. In reality, much U.S. voter information can be purchased or acquired through publicly available sources. While cyber actors have in recent years obtained voter registration information, the acquisition of this data did not impact the voting process or the integrity of... Read more →

All You Need to Know About Vaping

NAPSA)—More than 4 million Americans these days add more flavor and fun to their lives by lighting up electronic cigarettes. Also called personal vaporizers or “vapes,” a lot of people associate these with cigarettes but they’re something very different. Instead of tobacco, they contain a liquid made up of USP food-grade vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, flavoring, and nicotine. This is turned into vapor by a battery-powered atomizer attached to the device. You inhale (and exhale) this vapor, not tobacco smoke. An increasing number of people are turning away from cigarettes and toward flavorful vaporizers. Flavor Favorites Perhaps the part that appeals the most is all the flavors. Propaganda E-Liquid, which creates and distributes the flavored liquids to hundreds of “vape shops,” reports that its best-selling flavors are Illuminati (a blend of blood orange, pineapple, strawberry), Subliminal (sweet and sour razzmatazz candy), Widow Maker (Bavarian cream-infused blueberries) and WildFire (toasted almond... Read more →

Kathleen Koc, of Gloucester City, age 65; Loved Spending Time with Family

Gloucester City - On September 27, 2020. Age 65. (nee Quinton). Beloved wife of Cemel “John” Koc. Loving mother of Elizabeth (Michael) Kazmar and Kathleen (Michael) Crim. Cherished grandmother of Julia, Michael, Gavin and Andrew. Loving daughter of the late Anna May Quinton and Frank Quinton, Jr. Dear sister of Anna (James) Summers, Frank (Joan) Quinton III, Virginia (late William) James, Joseph (Deanna) Quinton, Barbara (Jeffrey) Creato, Judith Arthur and Carolyn Monteleone. Predeceased by her sisters, Janice Nichols and Patricia Underwood. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Kathleen loved spending time with her two daughters, watching movies and loved shopping. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday morning, October 1, 2020 from 9 to 10:30 AM at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:45 AM.... Read more →

Caught "Red-Handed" the Gloucester City Drug Gang Members Continue to Plea Guilty

CAMDEN CITY, N.J.(Sept. 29, 2020)- – A Gloucester City, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to distribute oxycodone pills and selling Xanax pills, making him files the fifth person to plead guilty for his role in a drug trafficking ring operating in and around Gloucester City and Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Eighteen suspects were arrested and charged back in March. Since then the court has accepted the pleas of four others. Marcus Rushworth, 47, of Gloucester City, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and distributing a quantity of Xanax. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Rushworth admitted that on multiple occasions from January 2020 to March 2020, he worked with Rocco DePoder to sell oxycodone and Xanax to customers... Read more →

*Catholic Youth/Young Adult News & Events

By Carmela Malerba - Rutgers-Camden, Catholic Campus Ministry invites all attending Rutgers in Camden, to join Sr. Dorothy and other students for lunch in the cafeteria in the Campus Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the free period. We would love to meet you and include you in the activities of the Catholic Campus Ministry Club. For information contact Sister Dorothy, The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill, Youth Nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Pastoral Associate for Youth Faith Formation for more details: Sherine Green, or 856-667-2440 x345. Church of the Incarnation, invites teens in grades 9-12 for weekly Life Teen Masses every Sunday at 5 p.m., and Life Teen youth ministry from 6-8 p.m. Middle school Edge youth group (grades 6-8) meets the first and third Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. All youth activities meet in the Kernan Center, 240 Main Street,... Read more →

YOUR MONEY! In less than 20 minutes, 4 lawmakers agree to $4.5 billion in new borrowing

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 Signoff was final step before Gov. Phil Murphy can sign his new budget. All four lawmakers had already approved the budget and its borrowing A select commission of four state lawmakers has given Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration a final signoff to issue $4.5 billion in new debt without voter approval to help finance the state budget over the next nine months. image files During a meeting in Trenton on Monday that took less than 20 minutes, the top legislative leaders and budget committee chairs from both the Assembly and Senate took testimony and voted unanimously in favor of Murphy’s borrowing plan. The swift action clears the way for Murphy, a first-term Democrat, to enact a $32.7 billion, nine-month budget... Read more →

The story of Instagram and its rise in recent years

Background ( 29, 2020)--Instagram is a popular video and photo sharing platform designed and created by two Americans, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. Their creation quickly gained a huge following where others had failed. A million followers in less than two months, ten million in just over a year and topped the one billion mark by 2019. The Rise and Development Various updated versions were introduced over the years. The Android version hit the market in April 2012, a desktop interface version was created later the same year. The Fire OS application was developed and became available to users in June 2014. Another breakthrough came in October 2016. An application for Windows was developed with almost revolutionary capabilities. With this new app, users could upload content that could be edited with the aid of filters. Posts on the app could also be shared with anyone or with... Read more →

Fox Chase Paws for Cause Begins Oct. 1

Our month‑long virtual Paws for the Cause event begins this week! Bring your friends, families, dogs and cats and join us this Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m. for our “Pup Rally” Kick‑Off Celebration, featuring Fox Chase luminaries and an appearance by Fox29 Meteorologist Sue Serio! The video will be broadcast on the Fox Chase event page. Your support of Paws for the Cause is a wonderful way to make a difference and raise life‑saving — and life‑changing — funds for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Best of all, there are no requirements, and nothing to track. Walk, nap, bark or meow. Participation is simple — register and start a team, join a friend’s, or register solo. Sign‑up online now!Make sure to print out your race bib sign and let us know who you are honoring on the Fox Chase event page and your own social media channels.... Read more →

Atlantic White Cedar Restoration - Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area

During fall 2020, the Division's Bureau of Land Management will begin a six (6) acre Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) restoration in Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area. Atlantic White Cedar forests are classified as a globally threatened ecosystem as a result of centuries of resource harvest without plans for stand regeneration, clearing for development, deer browse, and competition with hardwood species. These wetland-forests host an abundance of rare plants and animals, and provide critical ecological services like water pollutant filtration, flood protection, and carbon storage. This restoration will abide by the NJDEP Atlantic white-cedar Ecology and Best Management Practices manual (below). This project will be carried out in partnership with Stockton University as well as state-certified consulting foresters as the first step in a larger plan to bring ecological forestry practices back to Tuckahoe and Maple Lake WMAs, collectively known as the "Lenape Farms Unit". This 5000+ acre tract has a... Read more →

Video: Project Veritas Exposes Rep. Ihan Omar Connection to Ballot Harvester

In Project Veritas latest investigative report a “ballot broker” boasts about keeping hundreds of absentee ballots in his car trunk. He brags about them Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) being filled in by people other than the voters. Often, money changes hands. Witnesses tie the rampant fraud to the campaign chairman of a prominent member of the radical “squad” in the U.S. House. Loose election laws allow people to come from out of state, vote, and then leave again, according to The National Review. This activity is really happening in America in 2020, and it’s been captured on video by guerrilla filmmaker James O’Keefe. Some of it could be coming to swing states near you if something isn’t done. read more Read more →

Camden County Board of Elections Announces Vote by Mail Drop Box Locations

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The State of New Jersey has provided vote-by-mail (VBM) drop boxes for each county in advance of the state’s primary election on July 7. Camden County will have five VBM drop box locations that will be available 24 hours each day effective immediately and continuing through the close of polls on election day. Each location is well-lit and monitored by video surveillance cameras. Camden County’s VBM drop boxes can be found at the following locations: Audubon Municipal Building 606 West Nicholson Road Chesilhurst Municipal Building 201 Grant Ave., Waterford Works Camden Administration Building 600 Market Street (Former entrance for Surrogate’s Office on Market Street) Cherry Hill Camden County College / William G. Rohrer 1889 Marlton Pike East (Corner of Springdale Road and Marlton Pike East/Route 70 E) Gloucester Township Municipal Building 1261 Chews Landing Road County residents can use any of the five drop boxes which... Read more → Releases New Data for Gloucester High School files (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Sept. 28, 2020) has changed how they measure school success and this may have changed your school’s rating. The organization released the following information. In an effort to give parents a more complete picture of school quality, we recently made some changes. Our Equity Rating is now calculated with more kinds of information. Now we include data on college readiness (like graduation rates) and how much students learn each year (also known as student growth). We believe this makes the Equity Rating a better reflection of how well a school is serving its most disadvantaged students. We also changed our Summary Rating. Now, we give more weight to growth data than equity, standardized test scores, and college readiness information. We believe this Summary Rating offers a more accurate picture of a school’s effectiveness. Check out whether Gloucester City Jr Sr High School's rating has changed, then... Read more →

Viking Yacht Company Employee Charged with Stealing Company Information

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan announced that a Bordentown City man has been charged with stealing proprietary intellectual property while he was employed by a luxury boat manufacturer in Bass River Township. Cameron O’Connell, 27, of the 100 block of Prince Street, was charged with Computer Crime (Second Degree), and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). The weapons charges are unrelated to the computer crime, and were filed after two handguns were found during the execution of a search warrant by New Jersey State Police on September 22 at O’Connell’s residence. O’Connell, who was taken into custody at that time, was released following an initial appearance in Superior Court in Mounty Holly. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury for possible indictment. “Industrial espionage is a very serious crime; the... Read more →

Judge Barrett's Catholic Faith Trashed By Media And Activists

By Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor (September 28, 2020)--Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who is trashing Amy Coney Barrett's Catholicism: Judge Amy Coney Barrett As I predicted last week, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would be spared another round of anti-Catholic commentary by senate Democrats. From what was said over the weekend, my assessment was correct. Indeed, Rep. Nancy Pelosi affirmed that it "doesn't matter what her faith is." Sen. Dick Durbin, who made anti-Catholic remarks when Barrett was being considered for an appellate post in 2017, said this time around, "I'm going to be extremely careful." It is clear that the Democrats got burned for their bigotry three years ago and are not prepared to go down that road again, at least not in an ostentatious way (look for oblique attacks on her faith). That does not mean, however, that their surrogates in the media and... Read more →

NJ American Water Announces $950,000 in NRTC Funding for Asbury Park and Camden City

CAMDEN, N.J. – September 28, 2020 New Jersey American Water today announced the awarding of $950,000 in Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) funding to Interfaith Neighbors of Asbury Park and The Cooper Health System of Camden. The funding will be used for projects aimed at improving housing and economic development opportunities in both cities. “For the past decade, New Jersey American Water has seized the opportunity to use the state’s generous NRTC program to provide funding to transformational projects in the communities we serve,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water. “This year, we are proud to support Interfaith Neighbors in Asbury Park and the Cooper Health System in Camden. The positive impact that these programs can have on the residents of these communities exemplifies our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we serve.” The Department of Community Affairs’ NRTC program is designed to foster... Read more →

Let us throw light on the different aspects of an excellent digital directory 

(September 29, 2020)--There is massive competition in the corporate world to stay ahead. It is something that necessitates you to be on your toes all the time. You will have to update your plans and your system to keep pace with the external world. It will help you to fetch more and more clients. For this, you will have to get the best information about the leading technology around the world. As it is a technology-driven world, it is essential to keep the technical aspect into focus. For this, you can look at the digital directory system, which is in use for the last many years. It has become an inseparable part of the corporate world. It is the very first thing that your clients will notice once they enter the premises of your building. Hence you will have to keep the system very updated and attractive at the same... Read more →

The US and NJ Reach Settlement for Cleanup at the Hercules, Superfund Site, Gibbstown

Hercules LLC agrees to perform the design and construction of the selected remedy and pay past and future response costs in a consent decree. image courtesy of New York — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of New Jersey today announced the lodging of a consent decree with Hercules LLC to perform the cleanup design and conduct the cleanup selected by EPA for the Hercules, Inc. (Gibbstown Plant) Superfund Site in Gibbstown, New Jersey. “This important agreement ensures that the responsible party will perform the work needed to address contamination at the Gibbstown Plant,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “The EPA appreciates the commitment of the Department of Justice, the State of New Jersey, and community leaders for helping advance this cleanup to protect people’s health and the environment.” “Remediating contaminated sites is always a team effort and we are proud to work with the EPA... Read more →

NJBIA Concerned About Borrowing for 2021 State Budget

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association told the Select Commission on Emergency COVID-19 Borrowing today that New Jersey’s fiscal shortfall does not amount to the need for $4.5 billion in borrowing proposed in the FY2021 State Budget. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Christopher Emigholz urged the commission in written and oral testimony to limit the borrow to only what is truly necessary, as to not add to the state’s massive indebtedness. He also advocated for following the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that allowed for borrowing without voter approval during the coronavirus pandemic but only for the shortfall caused by COVID-19. NJBIA has opposed the $4.5 billion in borrowing because of: the State’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Services projected at least $1.4 billion more in revenues than the Murphy administration; the surplus was increased by more than $1 billion from the start of FY2020 during the health and... Read more →

OH! Hara's Slowly Dying One Brick at a Time

Boarded up OH! Hara's Pub, 22 N. King Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 28, 2020)Riding along King Street recently we noticed the former OH! Hara's restaurant/bar boarded up. A closer look revealed a window was recently broken on the Bergen Steet side of the building. Also on that side, at the top of the property, the door that leads to the fire escape was opened. We saw no one. At the top of the building the door leading to the fire escape stands open. Whenever it is windy it swings back and forth. (CNBNews photo) We were told by a Gloucester City firefighter who was standing nearby at the firehouse that the door springs open whenever there is a strong wind. He said the had seen someone working in the building some time ago but hadn't seen anyone in recent... Read more →


A judge has issued an order that stops the Trump administration's Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, from changing the operations of the United States Postal Service (USPS) before the election — including dismantling machines and removing mailboxes. "We will have a free and fair election," state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal tweeted yesterday. (NorthJersey) FIREFIGHTERS SUE OVER 'BLATANT DISREGARD' FOR HEATH The Atlantic City firefighters union has filed a lawsuit against the city and state, alleging an "ineffective approach" that allowed firefighters who were exposed to the coronavirus return to work after a negative COVID-19 test. The policy didn't follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, which recommend a 14-day quarantine period. The suit says 6 firefighters tested positive, exposing 65 firefighters to COVID-19. (Philadelphia Inquirer) BUDGET: HERE'S WHY STATE PLANS TO BORROW $4.5B Gov. Phil Murphy will likely sign the new budget this week. The plan includes $4.5... Read more →

Officer Down: Sergeant Ethan Kaskin Killed in Traffic Accident

Sergeant Ethan Kaskin Anderson Police Department South Carolina End of Watch Friday, September 25, 2020 ANDERSON, SC--Sergeant Ethan Kaskin, age 59, was killed when his department vehicle was struck head-on on the Highway 24 bridge, near Wham Road in Anderson County, at 6:30 am. An oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck his vehicle head-on, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Sergeant Kaskin had served with the Anderson Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the Investigations Unit. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published | SEPT. 28 2020 Read more →


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (CNBNews photo)-Gloucester City Police issued a ticket to the owner of the car above. The sign reads no parking Monday between 9:30 AM and 11 AM. Several weeks ago CNBNews took a picture of the same car parked at the same location, also on Monday. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews YOUR COMPLAINTS WERE HEARD!—Several people submitted JEERS for our September Cheers and Jeers column complaining about the City of Gloucester not enforcing the no parking ordinances on days the street sweeper is operating in their neighborhood. It was pointed out in that Jeer in 2007 when we first wrote about the street sweeper the city was realizing annual fines of $156,000 from parking citations compared to the period of 2014 to 2018 when the income of annual fines ranged between a low $1,178 and to a high of $1,506. . Today we found... Read more →

Points to consider when shopping for bathroom sink bowls

(September 28, 2020)--You would want to have freedom and flexibility with choosing the right elements for your bathroom. Whether you go for a small or large scale upgrade, you may start with the sink area. Buying a sink can be the most exciting and overwhelming decision at the same time. You get so many varieties, starting from wall mounted to pedestal to undermount and top mount. The chances are you must have tried and tested most of them because they form a common sight in a lot of American homes. But you may be looking for a different option this time. Something that can give a fresh twist to your personal space without being overpowering must be on your mind. While choosing bathroom sink bowls may not be simple, you can narrow down your search to a specific design to eliminate unnecessary confusion. For instance, you can opt for a... Read more →

How Much is a Scar Worth in a Lawsuit?

(September 28, 2020)--According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), each year, more than 100 million people develop scars, and 70 percent of all scars occur in children. Scars can cause considerable problems, and each year they are the cause of 25 million operations after a trauma. Scars are also the reason for 55 million elective operations each year. Scars can not only cause unpleasant symptoms. They can also be distressing and disfiguring. They can also lead to psychological issues and be disabling. After you have been injured, you may be able to seek additional compensation in a lawsuit if you have been left with scarring from an accident. According to Houston attorney Darren A. Miller, to have a successful claim, you must be able to prove that the other party was at fault and the extent of your scarring. Visit this link to read more... Read more →

NRA Pleased with Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Saturday, September 26, 2020 The National Rifle Association (NRA) fully supports President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate should act swiftly to confirm her. Judge Barrett's record demonstrates a steadfast commitment to the fundamental rights enshrined in our Constitution. With this nomination, President Trump continues his record of nominating qualified, fair-minded federal judges who respect the Bill of Rights - including the Second Amendment - to our nation's highest court. ​ Read more →

Create a Warm & Welcoming Ambiance with Kids Posters and Baby’s Room Décor Tips from Experts

(September 28, 2020)--Welcoming your newly born baby to his home is an exciting and a never-before experience for the new parents. Decorating your baby’s room could be an ecstatic and euphoric experience for the parents-to-be. You must be busy with preparations for the sweet arrival of your newborn. You wish to make sure that everything is perfect for your baby’s room. You have the liberty to decorate your little one’s room the way you wish to and remember to focus on getting creative and see the amazing ideas roll. If you are not inherently creative or slightly confused thanks to the frenzy of welcoming your precious one, here are some amazing tips from expert interior designers that should help you in doing up your baby’s room. Consider Sticking to a Theme While decorating a newborn’s room, often parents get carried away. You must not get unnecessarily confused and flabbergasted. Keep... Read more →


Research shows that high schools that successfully support at-risk students are more effective for all their students. by: GreatSchools Staff All parents want a great education for their kids, but what makes a great high school? We follow the research, survey educators, and analyze the data to help you figure it out. This video on the proven difference that supporting at-risk students makes is one in a series of eight videos on best practices that all high schools should implement (or at least consider implementing) for the well-being and success of all students. Check out the other videos in this series: The importance of real-life learning and career pathways Advanced academics for everyone The value of student-staff connections Why student-centered education should be the norm The power of investing in teachers Why college counseling matters The power of positive school culture Learn more about our College Success Awards and what... Read more →

Haig Injaian of Gloucester City; Owned Oriental Rug Business, Proud Army Veteran

Haig H. Injaian, Jr. Gloucester City, NJ- Haig H. Injaian, Jr., age 87 years, passed away on September 23, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Baglivo). Devoted father of Lisa Connor and Tina Urgo (Don). Loving grandfather of Don Urgo, Jr. (Rebecca), Dane Urgo, Alyssa Connor, Darren Connor, and Brendan Connor. Dear brother of Marge Gureghian (Roupen) and the late John Injaian. Prior to retirement, Mr. Injaian was the owner of H. Injaian & Sons in Philadelphia, PA where he repaired and appraised oriental rugs. Haig was a proud United States Army Veteran where he served as a supply sergeant. He was an avid sports fan and especially a diehard Eagles fan, always having season tickets. Haig also enjoyed dancing, food and wine, trips to the casinos, the beach, and vacations with his family. He also loved spending time outside landscaping and gardening. Relatives and friends are invited... Read more →

Gloucester Township Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Traffic Accident

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 9:00 PM officers responded to the Cherrywood Apartments, 1200 Little Gloucester Rd. for a reported pedestrian motor vehicle crash. Arriving officers found the victim, in the middle of a back driveway. The victim had obvious serious injuries to her lower extremities. As officers began to treat the victim, they observed both the victim's legs had sustained compound fractures, between the knee and ankle. Officers applied tourniquets to both legs, and attempted to stabilize the victim. The victim was transported to Cooper Trauma Center by Paramedics. The driver of the striking vehicle remained on location, and was uninjured. At the time of release the victim is listed in Serious but Stable condition. The crash in currently under investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Serious Crash Investigation Team (S.C.I.T). The victim's name is being withheld pending further investigation. If anyone witnessed the crash or... Read more →

Barbara B. Aupperle (nee Atkins) of Runnemede

Barbara B. Aupperle (nee Atkins), on September 26, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Aupperle. Devoted mother of Barbara Jo Pippin (the late Milton) and Joe Aupperle (Dianne). Loving Mom-Mom of Buddy, Barbara Lynn (David), Darren, and Emma and great Mom-Mom of Trevor, Gunner, Damien, Colt, and Cora. Dear sister of Sandy Sheleski and the late Carol Grimes. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Barbara was a member of the Audubon High School Class of 1950, where she was awarded Best Female Athlete. She also served on the Reunion Committee. She retired from Runnemede Schools in 1998. Barbara was very active in the local community: member of Audubon Bon-Bons Drum & Bugle Corps., Girl Scout troop leader, Runnemede Girls Softball team mother for 3 championship teams, past treasurer of RYAA Ladies Auxiliary, member of several area bowling leagues, parishioner and food pantry... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Arrest Philadelphia Man for Striking Officer with his Car Door

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On September 26, 2020 at approximately 12:43 am, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Williamstown Road in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township. While speaking with the driver, Officers suspected that he was in possession of narcotics or under the influence of narcotics while driving. The driver, later identified as Oliver Lee, age 20, refused to cooperate with the Officers directions and refused to exit his vehicle. As Officers attempted to escort him from the vehicle, Mr. Lee placed the vehicle in drive and drove away, striking an Officer with the car door and running over his foot as he did. Officers pursued Mr. Lee for about three miles before his vehicle suffered a mechanical issue and came to a stop. Mr. Lee was ordered from the vehicle, at which time he complied. He was taken into custody without further incident. One Officer sustained a minor injury... Read more →

John Francis Barton, of Fairview; Past Provident Bank Employee, Marine Corp Vet

Fairview – On September 23, 2020. Age 78. Predeceased by his parents, John Pershing Barton and Cecelia Mary Barton (nee Zebrowski), as well as his sister, Bernadette Mary Barton. Survived by his brother, Robert Barton and his wife, Linda as well as many loving cousins who cared for him over the years. John attended Camden Catholic High School and proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked many years in the banking industry at Provident National Bank in Philadelphia. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM at St. Josephine Bakhita Parish, St Joan of Arc Church, 3107 Alabama Road, Camden, NJ 08104, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to St. Josephine Bakhita, 1739 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ... Read more →

EPA Water Treatment Facility Coming to Gloucester City; Cost $7.8 Million

EPA Water Treatment Facility to clean radiologically impacted soil will be built in North Gloucester City on the old Gloucester Terminal employees parking lot, King Street between Essex and Warren Streets. The estimated completion day is late 2021; the cost is $7.8 million. (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY—As part of the continual cleanup of the Welsbach Facility, formerly located at King and Essex Streets, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed a permit equivalency application to divert water from 16 excavations utilizing sumps and trenches with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Agency (DEP). The plan calls for diverting 26.28 million gallons of water monthly and 315.36 million gallons per year at 600 gallons per minute. The construction of the water treatment facility is on King Street, between Essex and Warren Streets. "It is property owned by Holt Cargo, the port facility owners... Read more →