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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 20, 1956, they were married in Honolulu by the Pearl Harbor Navy Chaplain and remained best friends during nearly 64 years of marriage. They returned to Hawaii for their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Frank served in the U.S. Navy for four years on the U.S.S. Edmunds DE 406, spending significant time in both East and Southeast Asia. He was a teacher for 27 years at the Westhampton campus of the Burlington... 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 the City. photo courtesy of the PhillyVoice Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Good afternoon and thank you for joining us. I am here today to announce criminal charges against several defendants for torching police cars during the violent civil unrest that occurred in Philadelphia in late May and early June. My law enforcement colleagues and I are also here to address the current situation in the City. Before I get... 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, Brian, Jodi, Mark, and Alyssa and great grandmother of Jacob, Eily, and Miley. Dear sister of the late Raymond Kessler. Eleanor enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. There will be a viewing from 7pm to 9pm Thursday evening at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Mass 11am Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Vincent Palloti RC Church, 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Twp. Inurnment New Saint... 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 the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control online at de.gov/sundayhunt. Hunters are encouraged to harvest does (female deer) to help manage the size and quality of the deer population. A convenient Deer Harvest Report Card issued to hunters with their hunting license or License Exempt Number (LEN) is now used to record harvested deer, instead of the paper deer tags vulnerable to damage and loss that were previously... 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 LIVE, 10/11/17) New Jersey’s Other Hatchery - app.com feature, video New Jersey's Tiny Contributions Yield Big Results for Neighbors The Charles O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery, more commonly known as the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery, opened in 1912. The facility was responsible for trout production up to 1981, when the Pequest Trout Hatchery took over coldwater production. Hackettstown's emphasis then turned to cool and warm water production. The hatchery is... 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 nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Geraldine’s Catholic graveside service on Monday, November 2, 2020, at 2 pm at New Saint Mary’s Cemetery: 515 West Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Geraldine Mary Davis – Coughlin. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 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 made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. It is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. Fourteen years ago, Craig Callaway walked out of South Woods State Prison after a 42-month term for bribery committed while serving as the Atlantic City council president. Federal agents taped Callaway, a Black man with deep roots in the city’s impoverished Black community,... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP PÉREZ WILL VISIT SAINT HUBERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

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 Medal Association will con-celebrate. 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2020 Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls 7320 Torresdale Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136 As part of Mass and to celebrate Saint Hubert’s upcoming feast day on November 3, 2020 the Universal Prayer and a song will be sung in Spanish. In addition, five students in the school’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens (RCIT) program will present the gifts to... 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. To get you started, watch this video on how IdentityTheft.gov helps you report and recover from identity theft. f your identity is still all yours, you can find some ideas to keep it that way— and to share with others. If you’re wondering what’s going on in your good name, start by getting your free credit report (right now, free every week!) at AnnualCreditReport.com. And, to keep up to date... 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 play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. The $4.3 million drawing will be held Monday, November 2, 2020. 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 files Upon probing the vacuum-packed bags, a white, powdery substance was produced that subsequently tested positive for cocaine. In total, CBP seized approximately 4.5 pounds of cocaine, with an approximate street value of $62,000. Mr. Jefferson was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation and was later charged with one count of importation of controlled substances by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey. “CBP Officers... 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 and had not returned. 10.30.2020 Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower U.S. Coast Guard District 1 PADET New York 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... 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 ACLU of Pennsylvania: “This city is overdue for a reckoning with the brazenly violent and abusive behavior in its police department. The Philadelphia police have a long history of brutality against city residents, particularly against Black Philadelphians. In the days ahead, we expect full transparency from Commissioner Outlaw, the Kenney administration, and District Attorney Krasner’s office about this tragedy. While witnesses have stated that Mr. Wallace was armed with a... 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 make the day special for their little ghosts and goblins. Instead of having kids gorge on candy, Todd recommends starting a new tradition by making one of these tooth-friendly sweet treats: Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe from Sugar-Free Mom Mix together 4 eggs, ½ cup pumpkin puree, 1 cup milk of your choice, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp pumpkin liquid Stevia, 4 tbsp coconut oil. In a separate bowl, mix together... 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 got worse and worse...and nothing happened." Gloucestercitynews.net files There are plenty of reasons why. The mainstreaming of incivility in our culture tops the list. For several decades now, the public has become so inundated with crassness that it has become increasingly inured to expressions of it. That is why it smacks of naiveté to express horror when our elites adopt the cues of the dominant culture. This isn't the 1950s.... 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 to various licensing fees, typing/data entry, heavy telephone volume and dealing with the public on a regular basis. Excellent customer service skills, attention to details, organization, self-motivation and being a team player are a must. Residency in Gloucester City is a requirement. A complete civil service job description can be obtained at https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/01268.htm The position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Unit and the salary for the position is $41,296.59.... 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 so they can better plan their estates. Inheritance tax exemptions You may be exempt from New Jersey’s inheritance tax if you’re either the spouse, domestic or civil union partner, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of the deceased. Inheritances left to schools, religious organizations, or charities are also exempt. Moreover, siblings or children-in-law are labeled as “Class C” relatives, who can inherit up to $25,000 untaxed. Inheritances of over $1.7... 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 programs – from homelessness, reentry, veterans assistance and affordable housing services to specialized programs for victims of human trafficking and individuals with addiction, traumatic brain injury and intellectual disabilities Those who are exiting the criminal justice system and in need of assistance can turn to VOADV for comprehensive reentry services, navigational guidance and support. As the largest and most comprehensive provider of reentry services in New Jersey, VOADV provides comprehensive,... 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 offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level BSN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree; the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; the RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to earn a Master’s (MSN) or Doctorate in Nursing (DNP) degree. 2020 Scholarship Recipients: · Entry-Level BSN Scholarship of $12,000: Bryanna... 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 on Halloween: - Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. - Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. - Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars and be especially careful... 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 block of Temple Boulevard in Palmyra, has been charged with a total of 28 crimes. He holds the position of youth pastor at Harbor Baptist Church, and also serves as a teacher at the Harbor Baptist Academy, a private K-12 school with an enrollment of approximately 75 students that is housed in the same facility. Higgins is charged with six counts of Manufacturing Child Sexual Abuse Material (First Degree), one... 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 Insurance Trust Fund to pay for unrelated projects. While the fund was on solid footing before COVID-19, job losses stemming from the pandemic and protracted business closures have weakened the foundation. The current state of the UI fund automatically triggered a payroll tax increase. Rather than taxing businesses the $1 billion at one time, lawmakers want to implement the tax in smaller increments over three years. This tax is going... 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 under the terms ofVotebeat’s republishing policy. COLLEEN O'DEA, SENIOR WRITER | OCTOBER 30, 2020 | NJ DECIDES 2020 Signatures created with MVC pin pad are problematic. Voters are asked to ‘cure’ disputed ballots, about half respond The law that made voter registration easier by allowing drivers to register to vote at a motor vehicle office is making it harder for many New Jerseyans to have their ballots counted in this... 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. The project, which upgraded more than 10 miles of critical transmission line, improved reliability for thousands of customers in Salem City, Alloway, Mannington, Pilesgrove, and other parts of Salem County. PMINJ will recognize Atlantic City Electric during its annual International Project Management Day on November 7. “We are extremely pleased to receive the Project Management Institute’s Project of the Year Award for our Salem to Woodstown Reliability Project,” said Miguel... 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 11 intercity passenger rail projects in nine states. The money is part of the “Federal-State Partnership State of Good Repair Program.” The total station rehabilitation is expected to cost nearly $27 million. N.J. Transit will chip in roughly $7.1 million, while Amtrak will contribute another $1.6 million. “Many features of the Trenton Transit Center are outdated and decades behind similar stations in the region,” U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J.,... Read more →


MURPHY ADMINISTRATION PREPARING STATE FOR MORE FREQUENT/INTENSE STORMS

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 steps to protect New Jersey’s residents, businesses and infrastructure from the adverse impacts of climate change, like more frequent and intense storms, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said today. “New Jerseyans know too well the havoc wrought by climate change. They expect their government to protect against the adverse climate impacts that we already experience and which we know will worsen,” said Commissioner McCabe. “The human, environmental... 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 America because many of their home countries would not take them back. Sticking to its commitment of dismantling the nation’s deadliest street gang, the Trump administration has criminally charged 127 members of the famously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) this year and half a dozen face life in prison after being convicted. It’s a start but, shockingly, it barely puts a dent on the problem since the MS-13 has an estimated... 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 the return of its annual ‘Buy, Give, Get’ program to benefit veterans in need. Beginning Thursday, October 29th, any customer who buys a warm winter coat at OSJL for $40 (retail value: $80-$120) and gives it back to the store as a donation to veterans in need, will get a $40 Crazy Deal Gift Card to be used for a future purchase online or at any Ocean State Job Lot... 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 of a lengthy investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Special Investigations Unit, the Gloucester Township Police Operation Response Unit, and the Gloucester Township Municipal Humane Law Enforcement Officer (MHLEO). This investigation was initiated after numerous complaints were received by police for suspicious drug activity and concerned residents being terrorized by dogs when the owner, identified as Daniel A. Butler of Gloucester Township, failed to control them. Quantities of marijuana and... 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 with extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer. Deer are more likely to suddenly run onto roadways during this time of year – known as the fall rut -- as bucks pursue does, risking the possibility of colliding with a vehicle. Increased deer activity is more likely to occur in the early morning and around sunset, when visibility may be difficult. “Deer are involved in thousands of collisions with motor... 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 criminal aliens into various communities. Pursuant to the court’s order, Adelanto, which is maintained by a federal contractor, released more than 250 criminal aliens back into communities – a decision the agency continues to warn could lead to unnecessary victimization by recidivist criminals. The forced reduction is now complete and the current population at the facility is approximately 465. “While opponents who continuously seek to discredit the agency might otherwise... 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 New Jersey an outlier in terms of mandates – without any balance whatsoever for the concerns of employers. “Our policymakers must strike a better balance toward trying to help our employers by prioritizing legislation for liability protections supporting those businesses that are doing the right thing already - in addition to bringing them more sorely needed resources. "Sadly, we heard no such balance from the Governor today. We only heard... 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 should visit NJMVC.gov to learn more about the many recent changes at MVC, get the latest updates, make appointments for select transactions, and use the MVC’s Online Services portal to renew or replace licenses, renew or replace registrations, change an address, make surcharge and restoration payments, and more. ### Visit us at www.njmvc.gov 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, usually leading to death within 2–5 years of diagnosis. But every person with ALS has an individual story, and understanding these stories will help researchers ultimately piece together clues about the disease. Ed Tessaro was diagnosed with ALS in 2009. As he learned to cope with this diagnosis, he reflects, “I’ve never considered myself a victim of the disease, because I believe in my heart all of us have a... Read more →


BROTHERS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR MURDERING CAMDEN CITY RESIDENT

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 Miller, 26, of Camden, was sentenced to 55 years in New Jersey State Prison. Police responded to the 1000 block of Carl Miller Blvd. on Nov. 20, 2018 for a ShotSpotter Activation. When they arrived, they found Reyes suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Both Wilkins and Miller were found guilty by a jury on Feb. 12, 2020 of Murder, Conspiracy to Commit... 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, you may be prone to misplacing your keys. Hence, with smart locks, key misplacement will be a thing of the past. The smart locks allow you voice controls and remote access. You can set up features that allow you to lock your doors or dim the light when you connect the locks to goggle assistant. You can also remotely control your lock after connecting Wi-Fi. After that, you can lock... 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 of it. Taking youngsters out for a little fishing fun is often at the top of the to-do list. Forecast Summary: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3: Expect cooling, cloudy conditions with some rain through Saturday and then sunny and slightly warming conditions the rest of the week. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have dropped to the mid to lower 60s and will continue to decline. Local rivers are cooling faster... 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, 2020)-- — U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee released a report that revealed millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party. These were just some... 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 Coffin and Tim Fried. Sean grew up and lived in Westville for the majority of his life. The things Sean loved most was being there for his family and friends. Sean was always there as someone anyone could talk to and loved to tell jokes and make people smile. He enjoyed barbecuing, fishing and watching sports. A celebration of his life will be held on November 8th from 12 noon... 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 in FLSA 2020-14 will also affect states, including Massachusetts, which have their own minimum wage laws. These new rules will change the way overtime is calculated as one of many adaptations to work conditions in the new normal. Time-And-A-Half Rules Still Apply For Hourly Rates According to the FLSA, employers have to pay an overtime rate that is at least 1.5 times the regular hourly rate. There are, however, certain... 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 is charged with stealing more than $600,000 in union funds from workers. Days ago, the FBI raided Local 98 headquarters, which could be related to these charges or to a separate investigation. Gloucestercitynews.net files Early this month, it was reported that Eiding is now throwing his ample political weight around on behalf of a new beneficiary: former vice president and 2020 presidential front-runner Joe Biden. Until Nov. 3, Eiding and... 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 Williamson and Remi Williamson.; great-grandchildren, Mia Brown, Sadie Brown and Cameron Brown; siblings, Gloria Smith, Joe Rivera, Herminia Badillo and twin sister, Gracie Rivera. At her request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Susan G. Komen, 13770 Noel Rd. Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 or online at komen.org. Please memo, in memory of Mercedes Rivera Otero. Condolences and Memories may be shared at... 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 to Eastern Standard Time, motorists are urged to be on high alert to avoid collisions with these large animals. “Bucks are very single-minded in their pursuit of does during the rut, their mating season, which lasts from October to December and peaks from Nov. 10 to 20. If that pursuit takes a buck or doe across a roadway in front of your vehicle, that’s where they’re going to go, whether... 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, but are not eligible, necessitating an in-person visit to an MVC Vehicle Center. The MVC has added 20 vehicle categories eligible for online registration renewal since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Appointments are scheduled on a rolling, 30-day basis athttps://telegov.njportal.com/njmvc. Last week, the MVC announced the addition of appointments for out-of-state transfers and registration/title transfers, also available for scheduling at NJMVC.gov. Ten MVC Vehicle Centers will be shifting to... 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 reporters Tuesday that postal delays and no ability to prep the 1 million absentee ballots already returned to county election offices means ensuring a fair election will extend beyond Nov. 3. Both encouraged voters who have yet to mail their ballots to instead drop off their votes with local officials. “I encourage all Pennsylvanians to be patient,” Wolf said. “We deserve to have a fair election. All votes will be... 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 head coach Demetrius Poles. “They are willing to do whatever it takes to build on our NJAC title and to go deeper in the NCAA tournament. Kennedy, Grace and Ayanna will be major factors in taking the Profs to new levels as we aim to be a top five team in the country.” This is the second season that Kriley and Marshall have been captains. Last year, Kriley averaged 8.5... 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' As crews under the unified command continue to pick up the coin to pancake-sized tar balls, beachgoers are strongly advised to stay out of the water and avoid walking along the wrack line, where oily debris is deposited by each high tide. The oily debris that has come ashore has forced the towns of Lewes, Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach to close their beaches until further notice. The 4-wheel drive... 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 used to the game, once you have, you’ll find that a little bit of research can go a long way. If you’re unsure of who to pursue your team, take a read below, where we’ll guide you through some of the hottest selections to consider for your NFL fantasy football team. Photo by Pixabay Travis Fulgham One of fantasy football’s highest performing players happens to be a wide receiver for... 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, where fishing is big business, a whopping $11.2 million was set aside by the local government to help eligible commercial fishing businesses tide over their losses. In July, small businesses were also eligible to get help from the State of New Jersey to pay for their rent. Businesses Are Reopening Despite the fear caused by Covid-19, businesses in Gloucester City started reopening in July, and the trend is expected to... 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, Inc., will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound,also known as Al-Jo's Curve, for guiderail repair. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The following detour will be in place overnight: I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound detour: Motorists traveling on I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound will be directed to exit left at Exit 26/I-76... Read more →