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October 2020

Francis  (“Frank”) T. Pallante, Sr. of Westville; Teacher, U.S. Navy Veteran, GCHS Alumnus

Francis (“Frank”) T. Pallante, Sr. of Westville, NJ, died peacefully at home in his sleep on October 25, 2020 at the age of 84 following a long illness. Born on October 7, 1936, Frank met his wife Shirley T. Pallante (nee Benjamin) at Gloucester Catholic High School when they were fifteen years old. On December... Read more →

Remarks of U.S. Attorney McSwain Regarding Violent Civil Unrest in Philadelphia

Ayoub Tabri Anthony Smith Carlos A. Matchett PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain convened a press conference today to announce federal charges against four individuals for allegedly committing arson of police vehicles during riots that occurred in Philadelphia on May 30, 2020. U.S. Attorney McSwain also addressed concerns about current civil unrest in... Read more →

Eleanor R. Melfi of Runnemede

Eleanor R. Melfi (nee Kessler), on October 29, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 82. Predeceased by her beloved husband, late John Melfi III and her loving son, Charles Moser. Devoted mother of Lawrence Moser (Anna), Robert Moser (Theresa), and John Melfi (Kylene). Dear mother-in-law of Cathy Moser. Loving grandmother of David, Jeffrey, Michael (Shannon), Matthew, Amanda,... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Open in November

New, Convenient Deer Harvest Report Card Used to Record Harvest Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open in November, including the popular November deer shotgun season opening Nov. 13. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2021, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective deer hunting seasons, with more information available from... Read more →

CNB Fishing New Jersey: Salmon, Muskies Stocked in 13 Waters! (Salmon in Four, Muskies in Nine)

The Charles O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown Celebrating 100 Years of the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery - (pdf, 645kb) Superintendents of the Hackettstown Fish Hatchery - (pdf, 380kb) Above articles from the 2012 Freshwater Fishing Digest Stocking Summaries Pike in Passaic River Article Updated for 2020 Netting Fish At the Hackettstown Hatchery (Facebook... Read more →

Geraldine Mary Davis - Coughlin, of Hollywood, Florida formerly of Gloucester City

Hollywood, Florida - On October 22, 2020, Age 68. Formerly a resident of Gloucester City. Beloved mother of Tamara “Tammy” Coughlin (Bruce Atkinson Mahar, Jr.). Devoted sister of Cheryl Ann (Dana) Dameron and Judy Davis Phillips. Predeceased by her sister Karen Zerillo. Beloved grandmother of Bruce Atkinson Mahar, III. and Bannan Kulley Mahar. Survived by... Read more →

Votebeat Looks At South Jersey's Tight 2ND District Race

'Vote messenger’ working to get out the vote for Republican Jeff Van Drew in Atlantic City generates widespread criticism from local Black community, officials Credit: Insider NJ Craig Callaway currently works for Jeff Van Drew ‘s campaign and previously worked for his opponent in the 2nd Congressional District, Amy Kennedy. Editor’s Note: This coverage is... Read more →


AND CELEBRATE MASS IN HONOR OF SAINT HUBERT’S FEAST DAY Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will visit Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls(SHHS) in the Tacony section of Philadelphia and celebrate Mass in honor of the school’s patron saints’ feast day. Father Carl Pieber, C.M., Board Chair of SHHSand the Sub-Director of the International Miraculous... Read more →

What Should You Do If Your ID is Stolen?

by Traci Armani Consumer Education Specialist, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC You know that protecting your identity and personal information is important. And you also know that taking steps to avoid identity theft can make a big difference. But if someone steals your identity, here’s the first thing you do: go to IdentityTheft.gov.... Read more →

New Jersey's Pick 6 up to $4.3 Million

TRENTON (Oct. 30, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on October 29 produced three winners of $7,208 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. The winning numbers for the Thursday, October 29, drawing were: 09, 17, 31, 33, 40 and 48. The XTRA Multiplier was: 05. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per... Read more →

Authorities Arrest Passenger at Newark Airport Attempting to Smuggle 4.5 Pounds of Cocaine

NEWARK, N.J. – On October 23, 2020, Le’andre Kemont Jefferson, a United States citizen, arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and presented himself for inspection. During the examination of Jefferson’s luggage, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers discovered 12 vacuum-packed bags, wrapped in foil, and further concealed inside clothing. Gloucestercitynews.net... Read more →

Coast Guard Searching for Overdue Boat near Groton Long Point, Conn.

The Coast Guard is currently searching for an overdue boater in the vicinity of Groton Long Point, Conn. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report at 5:30 p.m. on Friday that Matthew Lyon, 49, had departed from Groton Elks Lodge and Marina in Groton, Conn., at 2:30 p.m Friday in a 14-foot dinghy... Read more →

ACLU Statement on the Death of Walter Wallace Jr

PHILADELPHIA PA (October 31, 2020)-- - On Monday afternoon, (October, 26, 2020) city police officers shot and killed 27-year-old Walter Wallace, Jr., in a West Philadelphia neighborhood. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania issued a statement in response to Mr. Wallace’s death. The following can be attributed to Reggie Shuford, executive director of the... Read more →

New Treats And Traditions For Your Little Goblins

(NAPSI)—With in-person trick-or-treating in question these days, many Washington parents are re-thinking ways for their children to celebrate Halloween. If going door-to-door is not an option, consider these ideas by lifestyle expert Ashley Todd (@ashleyjtodd), who has teamed up with Delta Dental of Washington to offer parents some fun candy and activity alternatives to help... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Trump Didn't Create Rudeness

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Trump's critics: After watching President Trump for the past few years, New York Times columnist David Brooks recently opined that he fully expected "the country would rise up in moral revulsion" at his gruff style. He is dumbfounded at the outcome. "Trump's behavior... Read more →

Gloucester City Is Hiring A Keyboarding Clerk

Employment Opportunity - KEYBOARDING CLERK I Apply by November 5, 2020 Gloucestercitynews.net files POSTED ON: OCTOBER 19, 2020 - 9:48AM POSITION AVAILABLE - KEYBOARDING CLERK I There is currently one position available for Keyboarding Clerk 1 in the City Clerk’s Office/Assessor’s Office. Under supervision, you will be performing routine clerical work including but not limited... Read more →

What You Should Know About New Jersey Inheritance Tax

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 30, 2020)--New Jersey’s estate tax was repealed in 2018, but it’s still one of the few U.S. states with an inheritance tax. An inheritance tax is a state tax paid on the receipt of money or property from the estate of a deceased person. New Jersey residents should be aware of inheritance tax laws... Read more →

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Provides Reentry Navigation Services

Camden City,N.J. – Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV) has provided essential support services to vulnerable populations in communities throughout the state of New Jersey, the city of Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley region. Each year, VOADV serves more than 13,000 individuals throughout the region and operates more than 40 high quality, outcome-driven assistance... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Awards 4 Nursing Scholarships

CONGRATULATIONS (October 30, 2020)--Four Jefferson Health - New Jersey Department of Nursing employees have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. They were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson Health - New Jersey... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Conducting Extra Patrols Tonight and Halloween

The Gloucester Township Police Department will be conducting extra patrols this evening and on Halloween (Saturday) in your neighborhoods to ensure our children are safe. If you choose to participate in trick-or-treating on Halloween, the recommended hours are between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Help keep all our Gloucester Township children safe... Read more →

Hainesport Youth Pastor Charged with Online Sexual Exploitation of Youngsters

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (October 30, 2020)--The youth pastor and music leader of a Hainesport church has been charged with coaxing underage boys on social media to send him nude pictures and videos, then using that material to blackmail his victims into performing sexual acts on themselves for his enjoyment. Sean Higgins, 30, of the 300... Read more →

After Draining Unemployment Fund, Lawmakers Want to Slow $1 Billion Business Tax Hike

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square Gloucestercitynews.net files (The Center Square) – A proposal to slow the implementation of a $1 billion unemployment insurance (UI) payroll tax increase is a prudent policy that eases the burden on Garden State businesses, experts say. For years, lawmakers and elected officials diverted money from New Jersey’s Unemployment... Read more →

People Who Registered To Vote At MVC Offices Are Being Notified Their Ballots Wont Count

Nearly 2,500 voters whose ballots Union County rejected in the primary who said they had not sent back a cure affidavit because they had thought the letter was junk mail. Editor’s Note:This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Atlantic City Electric Receives Project of the Year Award

Innovative approach to Salem County project earns company top honors MAYS LANDING, N.J. (October 29, 2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMINJ), a global professional project management organization, has chosen Atlantic City Electric to receive its 2020 Project of the Year Award for the company’s Salem to Woodstown Reliability Project.... Read more →

$18.2M for Trenton Transit Center Rehabilitation Project

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Squae (The Center Square) – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is sending more than $18.2 million to N.J. Transit to help pay for upgrades to the Trenton Transit Center, improving the station’s oft-maligned condition. The money is part of more than $291 million in funding the FRA announced for... Read more →


CNBNews images TRENTON (Oct. 29, 2020)– Eight years after the unprecedented storm surge and flooding from Superstorm Sandy devastated many New Jersey communities, the State is taking a new approach to ensuring we remain Jersey Strong. Under the leadership of Governor Phil Murphy, the State is closely studying climate science and taking the necessary long-term... Read more →

127 of the Violent MS-13 Gang Members Arrested

Source: The Gateway Pundit | The Trump administration is sending so many gang members back to El Salvador that Salvadoran officials are now in a panic. This is the opposite of the Obama strategy. In the fiscal year 2015, the Obama administration released a total of 564 illegal sex crime criminals on the streets of... Read more →

Ocean State Job Lot Announces Return of ‘Buy, Give, Get’ Program

to Benefit Veterans in Need this Holiday Season Premier Closeout Retailer Invites Customers to Help Veterans in Nine States North Kingstown, RI - (October 29, 2020) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a privately-held, a family-operated discount retail chain with 143 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce... Read more →

Three Neglected Dogs Rescued from Drug House by Gloucester Township Police

Gloucester Township(October 29, 2020)-- On 10/28/20, at approximately 6:03 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) with the assistance of the Gloucester Township Special Response Team (SRT) executed a narcotics search warrant at a neighborhood drug house located on the 100 Block of La Cascata in Gloucester Township. This was the result... Read more →

CNB Hunting New Jersey: Drivers Reminded to be Cautious of Deer during Mating Season

DEP, NJDOT REMIND DRIVERS TO BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS AS DEER MATING SEASON BEGINS, DAYLIGHT HOURS GET SHORTER (20/P044) TRENTON -- As deer mating season is approaching and daylight savings is underway, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are reminding motorists to drive... Read more →

California Court Ruling Forces ICE to Release 250 Criminal Aliens from Adelanto Detention Jail

WASHINGTON — Due to an order from the Central District of California, and despite requests to transfer detainees to alternative locations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has complied with the mandated reduction to the overall detainee population at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, California, which has resulted in the release of dangerous... Read more →

CNB Business News: NJBIA Statement on EO Establishing More Mandates on Business

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President and CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement regarding the announcement of an executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy today mandating workplace safety protections on New Jersey businesses. “While we have always shared the Governor’s priority to establish workplaces that follow federal safety guidelines, today’s directive again makes... Read more →

MVC Facilities Will Be Closed on Election Day

TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission customers are advised that all MVC facilities, including Licensing and Vehicle Centers, Regional Service Centers, road testing sites, and inspection stations, will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Regular business hours will be in effect for the rest of the week at all facilities. Customers... Read more →

This Is Ed’s Story—Everyone With ALS Counts

(NAPSI)—Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. To date, the cause of ALS is unknown, and there is still no known cure. The disease strikes quickly,... Read more →


Camden CITY N.J. – Two brothers have been sentenced for their roles in the November 2018 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Thomas Reyes of Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. Ryan Wilkins, 25, of Camden, was sentenced by Judge Gwendolyn Blue to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison. His brother, Curtis... Read more →

Top Hidden Benefits of Smart Locks for Your Home Security

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 29, 2020)--Smart locks have become popular among homeowners. These locks have features such as the ability to connect to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and voice recognition that makes them appeal to several people. These are the benefits of having smart locks for your home security. No Need to Carry Keys When you have the traditional locks,... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: Rory Zeender-Lawrence Shows Off the Bluegill He Caught

Maryland Fishing Report – Oct. 28 by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Rory Zeender-Lawrence gives a “thumbs up” with this bluegill he caught recently. Photo by Nathan Zeender We have some rain in the forecast, but pleasant weather is just around the corner so try not to miss a single day... Read more →

Senators Johnson, Grassley Investigation of the Biden's Dealings with Russia and the Chinese

SEE VIDEO BELOW: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Johnson, Grassley Release Conflicts-of-Interest Investigation Vice President Biden Jim Biden Hunter Biden The senator's investigation centers around The Biden family (Joe, Jim, and Hunter), former President Obama, former Sec. of State Kerry, Chris Heinz, Kerry's stepson President Obama, Sen. Kerry Chris Heinz (Gloucestercitynews.net)-WASHINGTON DC (October 29,... Read more →

Sean Melunis, of Salem City, formerly of Westville, age 33

Of Salem City, formerly of Westville. Passed away on October 19, 2020. Age 33. Born in Stratford, NJ, he is the son of Deborah (Scoleri) and the late John Melunis. Sean is survived by his brothers, Justin Melunis (Brittni), Mark Viteo; sisters, Melissa Melunis, Tiffany Riley, Megan Riley and his close friends, Justin and Chelsea... Read more →

Department Of Labor Overtime Pay Rules To Affect Some Gloucester Workers

In August of 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor issued an opinion letter with the designation FLSA 2020-14. In this letter, it detailed the rules for computing the pay rate of salaried employees. It also addressed questions regarding overtime calculations for the fluctuating workweek or FWW method. The provisions detailed... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: What’s in a Biden presidency for Johnny Doc?

By Mark Mix/The Center Square Oct 27, 2020 Roughly a year ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the City of Brotherly Love’s AFL-CIO chief, Pat Eiding, was helping solicit $15,000 contributions for the legal defense of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 union honcho John Dougherty (AKA Johnny Doc), who with his cohorts... Read more →

Mercedes Rivera Otero, of Moorestown

Moorestown – On October 24, 2020, Mercedes passed away peacefully at the age of 80. She was the cherished daughter of the late Patricio and Victoria Rivera. She is survived by her loving daughters and their spouses, Linda Goldberg (Scott), Bien Otero-Williamson (Peter) and Venida Tulier (Ernie); her grandchildren Rachel Goldberg (Ryan), Adam Goldberg, Keely... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: Motorists Urged to Watch Out for Deer Crossing Roadways

Peak Deer Activity Calls for Vigilance at Dawn, Dusk and Night Late October through November is prime time for increasing white-tailed deer activity in Delaware, leading up to their peak mating season in mid-November. With more deer crossing roadways, along with shorter days ahead, especially after the Nov. 1 change from daylight saving time back... Read more →

NJMVC Offering Registration Renewals by Appointment

TRENTON (October 28, 2020)--– The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced that vehicle registration renewals are now available by appointment at NJMVC.gov for customers who are not eligible for online renewal. Most registration renewals can be completed online at NJMVC.gov. Appointments are offered only for those who have tried to renew their registration online,... Read more →

Pennsylvanian Says Election Results Will Be Late

By Christen Smith | The Center Square Oct 27, 2020 (The Center Square) – With just one week to go until Election Day, Pennsylvania officials are promising accurate results, even though it will likely take days – not hours – to tally all the votes. Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar told... Read more →

Captains of the 2020-21 Rowan Women's Basketball Team Named

Kennedy Brown Ayanna Johnson, Grace Marshall Juliette Tobin Alexis Kriley GLASSBORO, NJ – Seniors Alexis Kriley and Juliette Tobin and juniors Grace Marshall, Ayanna Johnson and Kennedy Brown have been named captains of the 2020-21 Rowan women’s basketball team. “This is the Gold and Brown season for our senior captains Alexis and Juliette,” stated interim... Read more →

Delaware Shore Cleanup Operation extends from upper Delaware Bay to Ocean City, Md.

MILFORD, Del. — The Maryland Department of the Environment has joined the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in a joint response, Wednesday, overseeing the cleanup operation of weathered oil called tar balls and oiled debris scattered along the shoreline from Bowers Beach, Delaware to Ocean City, Maryland.Editors'... Read more →

The NFL Stars To Have In Your Fantasy Football Team

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--Some people play fantasy football for fun, but the real player is in it to win it. Alas, with the game so popular, and with so many players to choose from, sometimes it feels like reaching the top is nothing but an uphill battle. While it can take a little time to get... Read more →

Gloucester City Holding On For Better Economic Times

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--Over 20 percent of small businesses in America will close due to the economic stagnation caused by the novel coronavirus, and Gloucester City is not exempted from this forecast. However, there is hope, as businesses across the board are predicted to pull through through with the help of various governmental programs. In Gloucester,... Read more →

Overnight Closure of -295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to Route 42 southbound

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, October 28, until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, October 29, NJDOT’s contractor, South State,... Read more →