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October 2020

Cooks Are Helping to End World Hunger

Cooks Who Feed is giving people a simple way to take on world hunger this holiday season TORONTO, Canada – (October 27, 2020) – Everyone has food waste, even if we try to be mindful about our purchases and how much we are preparing. While we may all account for a little here and there, it adds up to a lot of wasted food. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it’s estimated that 30-40 percent of our nation’s food supply is wasted. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization estimates that over 800 million people per year around the world do not have enough to eat. One organization, Cooks Who Feed, is taking on the mission of helping to feed the people who need it most. “When I realized the facts surrounding food waste and world hunger, I felt I had to do something about it,” explains Seema Sanghavi, founder of... Read more →


2020 MLB Is Packed With Latin American Talent but Who Were Pioneers

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--The 2020 Major League Baseball regular season and ongoing playoffs are packed with overseas talent. But let’s be more precise. Actually, players from the Latin American nations dominate international players in the league. And it isn’t a novelty. For example, in 2019, MLB registered 485 Latin American players in Spring Training. This season, of 300 players named on opening day rosters, 108 or 36% were from abroad. Yes, North America, South America, Asia, and Europe are all represented. However, it’s the Latin American nations that stand out. The country with most players, not counting US citizens, currently in MLB is the Dominican Republic, with 35, which makes 11.6% of opening day lineups. In a close second is Venezuela, with 31 players or 10.3%. Puerto Rico and Cuba have double figures as well, 12 (4%) and 11 (3.7%) respectively. As for other countries located in the Latin American region,... Read more →


Overdoses Linked to Heroin Stamp Logos in Paterson; 12d Members of Crips Arrested

Paterson Heroin Stamps TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced arrests of 12 alleged members of a drug network run by a local set of the Crips street gang that was trafficking large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine in a section of Paterson, N.J., that has been plagued by gun violence. Beginning last Thursday, Oct. 15, the Division of Criminal Justice and Paterson Police Department arrested alleged leaders, members, and associates of the “42-50” set of the Crips who allegedly were trafficking heroin and crack cocaine in open air drug markets in the area of Godwin Avenue and Auburn Street.The set is named for the address of a building on Auburn Street where they operated.The gang allegedly possesses guns, and the neighborhood has been a hot spot for shootings involving rival gangs, including shootings targeting members of the 42-50 set. During the investigation, authorities seized over 21,000 single-dose... Read more →


Cooper River Boathouse to Host 2023 NCAA Rowing Championships

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Camden County Boathouse has been chosen to host the 2023 NCAA Divisions I, II, and III Women’s Rowing Championships. The announcement was made on Oct. 14, by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The event is one of five NCAA championships awarded to the Philadelphia region this bid cycle, including: 2023 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship, Lincoln Financial Field Host: Drexel University 2023 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships, Cooper River/Camden County Host: Temple University 2024 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship, Lincoln Financial Field Host: Drexel University 2025 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship, Wells Fargo Center Host: Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania 2026 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball 1st/2nd Rounds, Wells Fargo Center Host: Saint Joseph’s University “We are honored to be hosting the 2023 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships at one of the nation’s finest rowing venues,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks... Read more →


Chiropractic Care is the Silver Bullet to Relieve Back Pain

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--One size does not fit all. This saying holds in various aspects, including medicine and treatment techniques. The human body and its working vary from person to person, and so does the causes of injury. As a result, one cannot use the same treatment type on all the people suffering from a common disease. The proper understanding of this approach has given rise to personalized medicine and thera-diagnostics to cure diseases. Back pain is one of the common illnesses, and usually, people try to reach out for products that will provide them relief, such as painkillers, injectable medications, and more. Experts state that back pain is the leading cause of disability throughout the world. In light of this, the back pain scenario needs innovative methods to treat, one of them being chiropractic care. The treatment methods are, therefore, different for every individual, although it follows a common approach.... Read more →


Camden County has the Lowest Cost of Living in New Jersey

The baseline of $3,224 for the modest monthly cost of living in Camden County lowest in New Jersey The Center Square Oct 2020 (The Center Square) – Residents of New Jersey's Camden County need to make $3,224 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the least expensive place in the state to live, according to an analysis from 24/7 Wall St. The Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator was used to determine the local cost of living, which includes housing, food, health care, transportation, and other necessities. In many of the locations examined in the study – which identified the region in each state where the cost of living is lowest – housing costs can account for less than 15 percent of total living expenses. The monthly housing cost in Camden County was $823. And the median household income in the region stood at $67,118. The... Read more →


Mail-In Ballots Stressing Out Front Line Election Workers Across the State of New Jersey

JEFF PILLETS | OCTOBER 26, 2020 | NJ DECIDES 2020, POLITICS Confusion, suspicion, voter hostility and computer glitches: it’s all in a day’s work for the folks staffing New Jersey’s election boards Credit: (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) A ballot drop box where voters can drop off absentee ballots instead of using the mail 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. For Beth Thompson and her team of ballot wranglers at the Old Court House in Flemington, the workday starts around 7:30 a.m. and usually spools out past 9 at night. Six days a week. For the past six weeks. Hundreds of phone calls. More than 5,500 walk-ins. All anxious voters. Many angry. “You might call it a nightmare,’’ said Thompson, supervisor of the Board or Elections... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Assist Feds with Arrest of Suspects Involved in Defrauding Banks

The Gloucester Township Police Special Investigations Unit worked with The United States Department of Justice, District of New Jersey and multiple other agencies in the arrest of fourteen people who were charged with scheming to defraud banks and individuals with counterfeit CARES act stimulus checks. Below is the media release from the Department of Justice: – Fourteen people have been charged with scheming to defraud banks and individuals with counterfeit economic stimulus checks purportedly issued by the Treasury Department pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit bank fraud are: Defendant Age Residence Justin Ezeiruaku 23 Berlin, New Jersey Torri Pedro 24 Sicklerville, New Jersey *Akume Ehoggi 25 Glassboro, New Jersey Kassan Knight 23 Newark Nakirah Matthews 21 Paulsboro, New Jersey *Qwan Taylor 22 Pennsauken, New Jersey *Kwaeson Watts 24 Lindenwold, New Jersey *Nasir... Read more →


MVC Services at Trenton and Rahway

Update TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission customers are advised of the following updated information about MVC operations: Since the Trenton Vehicle Center is also a Regional agency, the MVC has determined that both walk-ins AND appointments will be allowed there, starting November 2. The MVC originally included Trenton in a list of 11 MVC Centers switching to appointment-only in an announcement last week. Appointments already made at Trenton will be honored, and walk-ins will only be allowed for transactions that are unavailable for appointments. See NJMVC.govfor more information. The reopening date for the Rahway Licensing Center will be Saturday, November 7. The Rahway Center was closed last week due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The NJMVC.gov website will be updated to reflect the above information, and updated information will be posted to the MVC’s social media platforms. Two other MVC Centers remain closed due to an... Read more →


CNB Fishing/Hunting NJ: Tips For Fishing Like a Pro

By Paul Bechtel Fisheries Wildlife Worker Bureau of Marine Fisheries October 22, 2020 There are few things that are better in life than the feeling of reeling in what could be a trophy fish. As many saltwater anglers know all too well, there is more to fishing than just simply throwing out a line with a prayer. Whether you are a saltwater angling pro or simply a beginner, everyone can benefit from a few insider tips. First, let's start with the basics. There are two different kinds of saltwater fishing: fishing from a boat or on the shoreline. The location of your fishing outing not only changes your method of catch, but the variety of species you'll be reeling in as well. The beauty of angling is if you have the water, you'll have fish. While there are many types of fish in the sea, in this article we will... Read more →


Water Lowered For Dam Repairs At Two Assunpink WMA Lakes

October 23, 2020 The Division is currently working on two dam repair projects on the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. Stone Tavern and Rising Sun Lakes have been lowered approximately four feet to provide construction crews access to the dam and water control structures. Concrete work will be completed on the spillways and repairs to trash gates. Both projects should be completed around December 1, at which time the lakes will be returned to their normal water levels. Access is currently open to these locations, however, it may be impacted by construction activities during the project. The Division will provide updates on the website should any changes regarding the completion date or access occur. Both lakes have adequate depths to fully support the fish population during the duration of the project. Assunpink WMA Map (pdf, 435kb) Read more →


NJBIA Favors Bill Addressing UI Payroll Tax Increase

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 26, 2020)--The New Jersey Business & Industry Association testified in support of legislation that aims to avoid a massive spike in unemployment insurance (UI) payroll taxes in 2021 by way of more manageable payroll tax increases protracted over three years. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Christopher Emigholz told the Assembly Appropriations Committee in written testimony today that bill A-4853 would ease an impending $1 billion payroll tax increase by addressing both the business-specific experience rating and the rates driven by the overall health of the fund. Emigholz said, without this legislation becoming law, “the payroll tax increase would penalize struggling employers who had layoffs that were beyond their control during the pandemic.” “Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that a payroll tax increase is potentially worse than other taxes because it is based on jobs,” he said. New Jersey businesses are facing a looming increase in... Read more →


Dolores H. Schmidt of Bellmawr. Age 96.

Dolores H. Schmidt (nee Maiale), on October 24, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 96. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence for 57 years. Devoted mother of Elaine Martorano (William) and Gary Schmidt (Sharon). Cherished grandmother of William and Angela Martorano and Melissa and Matthew Schmidt. Loving sister of Jeanette and the late Henry, John, Nicholas, and Rita and dear sister-in-law of Bernice. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dolores loved traveling and going dancing with Lawrence. There will be a viewing from 8:15am to 9:15am Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am at St. Joachim Parish, Mary Mother of the Church, 20 Braisington Avenue, Bellmawr. Entombment New Saint Mary's Mausoleum, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores' memory to the Saint John of God Archbishop Damiano School, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville Grove, NJ 08093. Read more →


Concrete Repairs of Highways in Pennsauken Continues, Expect Traffic Delays and Detours

Route 90 eastbound/Betsy Ross Bridge ramp to John Tipton Boulevard/Suckle Highway/Hylton Road to close in Pennsauken Signed detour will be in place for approximately five weeks (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the ramp from Route 90 eastbound/Betsy Ross Bridge to John Tipton Boulevard/Suckle Highway/Hylton Road will be closed and detoured as a concrete repair project advances in Pennsauken, Camden County. Beginning at 7 p.m., tonight, Tuesday, October 27, the Delaware River Port Authority’s contractor, South State, is scheduled to close and detour the ramp from Route 90 eastbound/Betsy Ross Bridge to John Tipton Boulevard/Suckle Highway/Hylton Road. This closure will allow the contractor to complete paving on the ramp. The following signed detour will be in place for approximately five weeks: Route 90 eastbound/Betsy Ross Bridge to Route 130 northbound detour: Motorists traveling on Route 90 eastbound/Betsy Ross Bridge wishing to take the ramp to... Read more →


A Brief History of the Airsoft Guns

Do you remember the cap guns? These real looking guns used to come with space where you could fit the rolls of paper strip caps. As a kid, it was the dream for most of us to play fight with the help of these cap guns. If you think carefully, the Gearup Airsoft in Toronto guns are nothing but a more mature version of such guns. These Airsoft guns use the same principle of the innocent cap guns, with a bit of a mix of reality. Even though these guns bring joy to the lives of thousands of young men and women across different nations, most of us do not know anything about airsoft guns. To right that wrong, we have gathered a lot of information about the Airsoft guns. You should take a look at the following section of this article to find out how these guns were invented... Read more →


Keith R. Misinkavitch, of Haddon Heights

Keith R. Misinkavitch, suddenly on October 25, 2020, of Haddon Heights, NJ; formerly of S. Phila., PA. Age 48. Beloved husband of Janice (nee Blaser) Misinkavitch. Devoted father of Ruby Misinkavitch. Loving son of Linda (nee Petry) and the late Robert Misinkavitch. Dear son-in-law of Patricia (nee Murray) and Charles Blaser. Beloved brother-in-law of Stephen and Christopher Blaser. Loving grandson of Margaret (nee Price) Misinkavitch. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. There will be a visitation from 1:30pm to 3:30pm Friday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 3:30pm at the funeral home. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Keith's memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018. Read more →


First Responders Grant Program Offered by South Gas

FOLSOM, NJ, October 26, 2020 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), today announced the kick-off of its annual First Responders Grant Program. Through the program, SJI awards grants to provide critical support for operations conducted by first responder departments. All paid or volunteer fire, emergency medical services and police departments serving at least one of the municipalities in the South Jersey Gas service area are eligible to apply. To review the official rules and guidelines, including a complete list of municipalities in the service area, and to submit an application, please visit www.southjerseygas.com/community. All submissions must be received by South Jersey Gas no later than Friday, November 13 by 5 p.m. About South Jersey Gas South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to more than 400,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape... Read more →


Can You Trust Captain Cooks Casino?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 27, 2020)--Captain Cooks is one of the myriad Microgaming casinos you can find today. Still, there are features that allow it to stand out from the crowd. What makes it a reliable operator? Read our review to find out. This casino has been in business since 2000, and it receives decent ratings on popular comparison platforms. For instance, you can find a thorough Captain Cooks review here. Generally, the site attracts players with the variety and quality of its collection, as well as high standards of customer service. Overview of the Casino At the moment, the site features over 550 games, both classic and new. Microgaming solutions ensure flawless mobile and desktop access. The platform has an attractive sign-up offer, and it also provides match bonuses. The list of winners covers a decade. Range of Games This casino boasts a rich library of games for every taste, budget, and... Read more →


Adults Please Protect Yourself with Pneumococcal Vaccines

Many adults may be at increased risk for pneumococcal disease and not know it. Two vaccines provide protection against this serious and sometimes deadly disease. Talk to your clinician to make sure you are up to date on these and other recommended vaccines. Each year in the United States, pneumococcal disease kills thousands of adults. Thousands more end up in the hospital because of pneumococcal disease. It can cause severe infections of the lungs (pneumonia), bloodstream (bacteremia), and lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). Vaccines are the best way to prevent pneumococcal disease. Two vaccines help prevent pneumococcal disease: PCV13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) PPSV23 (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine) PCV13 protects against 13 strains of pneumococcal bacteria and PPSV23 protects against 23 strains of pneumococcal bacteria. Both vaccines provide protection against illnesses like meningitis and bacteremia. PCV13 also provides protection against pneumonia. Which Adults Should and Shouldn’t Get PCV13? CDC... Read more →


Callie M. "Jay" Boos (nee Smith),of Runnemede

Callie M. "Jay" Boos (nee Smith), on October 25, 2020, of Runnemede, formerly of Fairview. Age 80. Beloved wife of the late David "Butch" Boos for 42 years. Devoted mother of David Boos and John Boos (Jeannette). Loving grandmother of Eric, Jr. and great grandmother of Maggie Lee. Dear sister of Edward, Amy and Liz. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Mrs. Boos was a member of Runnemede VFW Post #3324 Ladies Auxiliary. There will be a viewing from 9 to 11am Friday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mrs. Boos' memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Read more →


55 Tons of Oiled Debris Recovered from Delaware Beaches

DOVER, DELAWARE (Oct. 27, 2020)--The cleanup of an oil spill from an unknown source continues Monday, one week after oil patties first washed ashore on Broadkill Beach and began migrating to other Delaware beaches on both the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Coast. About 55 tons – enough to fill four construction dumpsters – had been successfully recovered through Sunday afternoon under the unified command of the United States Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. “The job of removing oil from our beaches is challenging and labor-intensive, but we’re making progress,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin. “Our teams are getting more and more of it off our beaches every day.” More than 100 personnel have been engaged in the cleanup operation daily over most of the last week, working where needed along the Delaware coastline. Surveys over the weekend and early Monday found small globs... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Corportal Michael Mosiondz Assigned as to Detective Squad

Detective Michael Mosiondz GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --Effective October 26, 2020, Cpl. Michael Mosiondz shall be assigned as a Detective. Detective Mosiondz started his law enforcement career in Gloucester Township in July 2001, where he attended the Camden County Police Academy Basic Class #37. During his early years working patrol, Det. Mosiondz became one of the first Command Truck operators in 2003. He worked part time each year with new vehicle equipment installations starting in 2006, and became one of the first Honor Guard Officers starting in 2008, which he still serves in today. Det. Mosiondz is currently the team leader of the Incident Management Team, which he helped create in 2012, and is currently assigned full time to the Support Services Bureau/ Vehicle Maintenance Unit. He is the "go to guy" at Gloucester Township Police that keeps all our police vehicles and equipment running, repaired, and operating at it's peak... Read more →


Guest Opinion: A.G. Barr Joins 11 States Release Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

Eric Peterson / The Pelican Institute Oct 23, 2020 This week, Attorney General Bill Barr joined attorneys general from 11 other states, including Louisiana, in releasing their much-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google. The 64-page lawsuit lays out a series of claims against Google for its alleged violation of American antitrust laws. The central claim asserts that Google has a monopoly on general internet searches, resulting in higher ad prices and a worse consumer experience. This complaint and others in the lawsuit require some skepticism. One example of the core complaint not meshing with reality is the fact that online ad prices have declined by 40 percent over the last decade, while prices in other forms of advertising have increased. These sorts of flawed assertions combined with partisan statements signal that perhaps politics, not consumer welfare, seems to be a driving factor for this investigation. Antitrust laws have a long but... Read more →


BluePearl Emergency Pet Hospital List Tips to Keep Your Pets Warm in the Winter

An Artic blast—the most significant of the season—is poised to send temperatures plunging in much of the western and central U.S. this week. As the icy air mass settles and possible rounds of snow fall across parts of the Upper Midwest, veterinarians at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are advising pet owners to take extra precautions to help keep their furry companions safe. “Many people think that dogs and cats’ fur make them more resistant to cold weather, but that is not necessarily true. Cold tolerance can vary based on a pet’s breed, age, body fat percentage, activity level, and overall health,” remarked Harry Weatherson, DVM, BVetMed, MRCVS, Emergency Medicine, BluePearl in NYC. “While huskies are bred for colder climates and are therefore more tolerant of cold weather, most dog and cats are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia if left outside in cold weather for a long period of... Read more →


Pellet Gun Located in Bus Stop Trash Can Located in North Cape May

NORTH CAPE MAY NJ (October 26, 2020)--On October 25, 2020, at approximately 7:40 am, officers from the Lower Township Police Department were dispatched to the area of a bus stop in front of the Wawa located at 3719 Bayshore Road in the North Cape May section of Lower Township, for a report of a firearm located in a trash receptacle. Once on scene, officers spoke with the employee of Wawa who had located the firearm and were able to determine the firearm was a defaced Crosman® brand pellet gun. The pellet gun was subsequently transported to the Lower Township Police Department for further investigation. If anyone has any information or knowledge of the firearm, please contact the Lower Township Police Department at (609) 886-2711. Address/Location Lower Township Police Department 405 Breakwater Rd Cape May, NJ 08204 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619 Read more →


Jordan S. Steel, of Mount Ephraim Lost His Battle with Addiction; He was 37 Years Old

Jordan S. Steel lost his battle with addiction at the age of 37, after being nearly two years sober. He passed on Friday, October 23, 2020. Tattoos have a power and a magic all on their own. They decorate the body, but also enhance the soul. Jordan’s soul was abundantly filled with talent, humor, and artistic expression. He expressed himself through his tattoos and his many talents, including drawing, singing and playing the guitar. There are places I remember all my life. These places had their moments with lovers and friends. Jordan’s entire life was a wave of green and gold. He was rooted in and loved Audubon. Jordan was a hometown good guy, who was admired for his big heart and generosity. He worked as a crew chief at Little Bob’s Landscape Management in Barrington. Jordan loved to spend time fishing and rescuing turtles at Audubon Lake. Jordan is... Read more →


Joan Tassi (nee O'Hanlon), of Bellmawr

Joan Tassi (nee O'Hanlon), on October 25, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 85. Beloved wife of Henry Tassi for 63 years. Devoted mother of Mark Tassi. Relatives and friends are invited to her service at New St. Mary's Mausoleum, 515 W. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031 at 1pm on Monday, November 2, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan's memory to the charity of the donor's choice. Read more →


U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee: Did Amtrak Give Perks to Biden

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Republicans on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee want to know whether Amtrak gave Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden special treatment. In a letter to Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn, the lawmakers ask whether the former vice president’s use of a chartered Amtrak train for a recent campaign trip disrupted Amtrak service or interfered with freight train operations. They also want to know how many employees were “taken off their regular duties to staff the Biden campaign charter train, including any overtime hours worked.” “We are concerned that the Biden campaign’s use of Amtrak’s charter train redirected Amtrak’s scarce resources during a time of record losses, employee layoffs, and service cuts during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the lawmakers wrote. “We are concerned that the apparent use of a struggling, resource-deprived, publicly-run service for political gain does... Read more →


Eligibility Update for Rental Assistance Grant

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Camden County Freeholder Board launched a new program aimed at supporting renters at risk of losing their homes or facing an eviction threat due to lost employment or income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Camden County Rental Assistance Program makes available up to six months of back rent (April 2020 through September 2020) for a maximum of $4,000. While tenants will apply to take part in the program, payments will be made directly to landlords. Apply Now. Now that Camden County has helped those most in need, we have updated the eligibility by increasing the Area Median Income limits to 80% rather than 50%. New income limits: 1-person, $54,150 2-person, $61,850 3-person, $69,600 4-person, $77,300 5-person, $83,500 6-person, $89,700 Read more →


Tried and Tested Decorating Tips for Your Bedroom

Are you bored with your bedroom design scheme? Well here’s news for you. There are options for bringing new life into your room without compromising on the space. You do not have to squeeze in heavy, statement furniture into your compressed space. Instead, you can maximize and keep the bedroom clean with amazing décor, layout skills, complete with paint color insights. Below, we have rounded up a five-bedroom cleaning checklist that will instantly enliven your bedroom. Five Tips to Add Plenty of Styles to Keep Bedroom Clean These tips on how to clean a bedroom, when tried, will not only make your room look stunning, but also so much cozier. Plus it is easy on the pocket since you’ll be just be focusing on changing the design scheme. 1. Bring Nature In You may add life to your space by bringing in houseplants into your bedroom. It will enliven a... Read more →


Veteran, Age 78, Prosecuted for Allegedly Taking Photos of American Flags at Veterans Affairs Park

Judicial Watch Statement on Ninth Circuit Decision Regarding Appeals Court overturns trial court and finds VA police officers entitled to ‘qualified immunity’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision granting qualified immunity to VA police officers who twice arrested Robert L. Rosebrock, a 78-year-old Vietnam era veteran who for more than a decade has been a tireless advocate for homeless veterans and powerful voice against the misuse of a 388-acre parcel of West Los Angeles real estate set aside to serve veterans: It is a miscarriage of justice that the Ninth Circuit would allow the VA police officers who arrested Rosebrock to escape accountability for their actions. The court does not appear to have even considered the compelling arguments Judicial Watch made on Rosebrock’s behalf or the trial court’s reasoning in rejecting the officers’ qualified... Read more →


PSE&G Continuing Repairs Throughout Riverview Heights and Highland Park

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(CNBNewsnet)--Crews from PSE&G will be working in the Riverview Heights and Highland Park areas of the city replacing and upgrading utility poles. As a result expert detours, road closures, lane shifts. A letter explaining the upcoming construction was delivered to residents living in those areas last week. A copy of the correspondence is below: CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Read more →


CNB Travel: Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

Which states are on the travel advisory list? Last Updated: 10/20/2020 New Jersey welcomes travel to and from our state. However, to save lives and prevent the spread of CO VID-19, the State has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state. Under the 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation. The 14-day quarantine travel advisory applies to travel from certain "impacted states" identified as those that 1) have an average daily number of new cases higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period or... Read more →


Business Survival: How to Adapt to New Technologies

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 26, 2020)--Businesses of every size must update their technologies to compete with their rivals and drive productivity. While many large companies might have an extensive IT department and a big budget to quickly introduce new technologies and processes, smaller enterprises may need a little more assistance. If you want to compete against bigger, more established rivals, you must introduce technologies that will streamline your operations and boost your revenue. To ensure your company’s survival in a competitive market, read these top tips on how to adapt to new technologies. Consult a Tech Expert – or Become One There is no point in investing in a cloud computing platform if you don’t know how to use it. Before you introduce a system, you must improve your understanding of the subject or hire a professional who has a firm understanding of it. By doing so, you will understand the benefits it... Read more →


Top 8 Halloween themed slots

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 26, 2020)--Halloween is one of the most-awaited and popular celebrations across the United States, and people of all ages enjoy it. And Oct. 31 is just around the corner. The All Saints’ Eve is also observed in many other countries, and it marks the remembering of the dead – that includes the saints, the martyrs and the faithful. Even if it may be a scary festival, there are many fun traditions, like decorating houses and yards with scary but fun themes. Some other activities are trick-or-treating in creepy costumes, attending Halloween-theme costume parties, carving pumpkins, visiting haunting attractions, watching horror movies, organizing parades, or lighting bonfires. Halloween has thus inspired many entertaining activities, like the slots and the casino games, for example, those at Unibet. There are many games and slots with “scary” themes, which are very popular. These slots are very popular all year-round, but especially in this... Read more →


Lillian V. Stone (nee Parker), "Zoni" of Brooklawn

Lillian V. Stone (nee Parker), "Zoni", on October 23, 2020, of Brooklawn. Age 71. Beloved wife of William M. Stone, Sr. for 42 years. Devoted mother of Tom Stone (Rochelle), Joy Stone (Hal), William M. Stone III, and the late Holli, Tommy, Jr., and Little Bill Jr. Loving grandmother of Tommy, Sean, Alexis, Aiden, Rowan, Bentley, and Bella. Dear sister of the late Harvey "Herky" Parker. Loving daughter-in-law of Joan L. (nee Harvey) Stone. Devoted daughter of the late Harvey and Lillian (nee Young) Parker. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lillian was a graduate of the Gloucester City High School Class of 1968. In her spare time she loved doing arts and crafts with her children and grandchildren. There will be a viewing from 5:30pm and 7:30pm Tuesday, October 27th at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 7:30pm at the funeral home. Interment is private at the... Read more →


Octavius Williams of Beverly City Fatally Shot at Public Housing Project 

BEVERLY CITY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Beverly City Public Safety Director Rich Wolbert announced that a 32-year-old city man was fatally shot last night outside of the Delacove Homes public housing project. Beverly City police officers were called to the complex on a report of a shooting at approximately 10:15 p.m. Upon arrival they found a bystander performing CPR on Octavius Williams, who had been struck in the chest. Williams, who is not a Delacove Homes resident, was transported to Virtua Willingboro Hospital, where he was pronounced dead approximately one hour later. An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood. No arrests have been made and no weapons have been recovered. Anyone with information that would be useful to investigators is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113, or send an email to tips@co.burlington.nj.us. The investigation is being conducted... Read more →


Patrick Henry Maddren on Ways to Keep Your Business Floating amid COVID-19

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 26, 2020)--The corona crisis has hit small businesses very hard, and experts in the industry say that the worst is yet to come. It sounds quite frightening. Whether the COVID-19 pandemic will last for a year or three years, small businesses or startups need to take the right steps to survive and continue earning revenues. Small businesses need to make policy changes, implement smart strategies, and buckle down. According to an article published on https://www.inc.com, companies should experiment and promote new ideas amid the crisis so that they can stay afloat after the pandemic has gone. Here are some tips to keep your business floating amid COVID-19: Patrick Henry Maddren talks about embracing new market trends Existing market leanings are going to be challenging to figure out or forecast, however, this may work to your benefit. You might be wondering how. If you can allot some time to learn... Read more →


Brandon Adams Charged with Setting Camden City Fire; Two Men Died in the Cramer Street Fire

images courtesy of Fox29.com Camden City N.J. – A homeless man has been charged in connection with a fatal fire at a Camden apartment building on Sunday, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Brandon Adams, 34, was charged with two counts of first-degree Felony Murder for committing an arson that caused the deaths of two men. The Camden County Police Department and Camden City Fire Department were called at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020 for a fire at a three-story apartment building located on the 3400 block of Cramer Street in Camden. Firefighters ultimately made entry into the building and numerous residents were evacuated. Two unidentified male victims died as a result of their injuries and at least nine other people were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Additionally, a firefighter was treated for a minor injury.... Read more →


Newark Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Reduce Lead in Local Schools

$39.9 Million Announced Nationwide will Fund Projects to Protect Children in Disadvantaged Communities and Schools from Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water NEWARK (Oct. 23, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez and EPA’s Office of Water Senior Policy Counsel Jessica Kramer were joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Newark Schools Superintendent Roger León, Newark Board of Education President Josephine C. Garcia, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. and other dignitaries to announce that the Newark (New Jersey) Board of Education was selected to receive nearly $7.5 million in federal funds to combat lead in Newark schools. This grant will help fund the Newark Safe Water Gloucestercitynews.net files Initiative, which improves public health by reducing sources of lead in school drinking water to benefit more than 36,000 students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade and nearly 6,000 employees in 64 schools. “Today’s announcement provides another... Read more →


In Need of Money?  Consider Getting a Short Term Loan

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 26, 2020)--Nowadays, being liquid or cash ready is always an advantage. And when we say liquid, that is having the means to buy or purchase items or services immediately. But what if we’re in need of money, but it is not readily available to us this minute? We can always borrow from friends and family, but that is not the case for most of us. In that instance, the majority of us resort to loans. What are Loans? "LOAN" is a word people both like and fear. It can be an answer to financial needs, but also creates an obligatory situation. There are loans for cars, houses, emergencies and even personal expenses… The list of loan types is long, but the basics are the same. Put simply, you are borrowing amounts of money with the agreement to pay it back on agreed terms and within a defined period. Let... Read more →


Majority of Illegal Aliens in Federal Jails Convicted on Non-Immigration Crimes

October 20, 2020 | Judicial Watch The U.S. government spent at least $162 million last year to incarcerate tens of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants for committing crimes that include rape, murder, kidnapping and terrorism. The offenders were imprisoned by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), which confirm that 94% of aliens jailed in 2019 were unlawfully present in the U.S. The alarming data was recently disclosed in a new report issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which disclose that nearly 70% of known or suspected aliens in BOP custody last year had been convicted of a non-immigration related offense and 39% of known or suspected aliens in USMS custody committed a non-immigration related crime. Under the Obama administration this type of pertinent information relating to illegal immigration was essentially ignored, but President Donald Trump issued an... Read more →


Lynn A. Sherry (nee Brown),of Runnemede, formerly of Barrington.

Lynn A. Sherry (nee Brown), on October 21, 2020, of Runnemede, formerly of Barrington. Age 65. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Sherry. Devoted mother of Jennifer Sherry (Robert) and Kimberly Sherry. Loving grandmom of Kristen, Robert and Hayden and great grandmom of Avery. Dear sister of Glenn Brown and the late Gary Brown. Loving companion of Kevin Kapp. Also survived by her lifelong and best friend Jane Beetle and many nieces and nephews. Services, under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, are private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lynn's memory to the American Heart Assoc., 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. Read more →


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are The Communities oF Gloucester City/Brooklawn Turning Into Slums?

This letter is to everyone in Gloucester City and Brooklawn. Has anyone notices these towns are turning into another Camden? The houses are not taken care of. The streets are falling apart. And no one wants to move to Gloucester anymore because it looks bad. This is because the Township Government does not want to do anything to help this town. They let Section 8 in, which is destroying this town and there is no reason for it. Gloucester City has always been known as a low income town. We have 2 trailer parks and 2 over 55 Apartment buildings. This should suffice for our low income housing. Yet, the Mayor, Mr Spencer, and his constituents do want to do anything to change this. They want to sit on their butts and let our property values diminish because they are either being paid off or just too lazy. I sent... Read more →


What makes San Diego a tech hub for companies?

Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 25, 2020)--San Diego is among the country’s top tech hubs for companies. Its burgeoning tech scene has deep roots in data and analytics. Tech giants are building offices and creating tech jobs. In this article, we’ll discuss what makes San Diego a tech hub for companies. What was it like before, and what changed? Why are tech entrepreneurs moving in? Let’s dig into it. In the Beginning San Diego wasn’t always the booming tech hub it is today. In the beginning, it lagged behind Silicon Valley and other tech hubs. It was best known for its gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, and Naval base. Since then, a significant amount of tech-based startups and companies have popped out. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), gained popularity for its science and technology programs. As students graduated, they made their way into the downtown and founded small businesses and startups, which have... Read more →


Officer Down: K9 ATLAS Dies from Smoke Inhalation

ATLAS Scotts Valley Police Department, California End of Watch Friday, August 21, 2020 Scotts Valley, California--K9 Atlas, age 6, died from complications of smoke inhalation during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. Atlas and his handler had to be evacuated from the area on two occasions and were exposed to smoke and poor air quality. Atlas was rushed to an emergency vet after showing signs of distress, however, he was not able to recover. K9 Atlas had served with the Scotts Valley Police Department for six years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | October 25, 2020 Read more →


Health & Safety Guidance for Halloween Celebration

To help ensure a safe Halloween for all New Jerseyans, the Department of Health has released health and safety guidance for local officials, schools, organizations, and families. The Department of Health strongly encourages everyone to wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth. Costume masks do not count as they do not provide the necessary level of protection. The Department also strongly recommends all Halloween activities be held outdoors, as the biggest threats for viral spread exists indoors. All Halloween activities must adhere to the limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings. Indoor gatherings must be limited to 25 people or 25% of a room's capacity – whichever number is lower – and all attendees must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart. Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 500 people and social distancing must be practiced Trick-or-Treating Those who plan to trick-or-treat should limit their groups... Read more →


To Beat The Spotted Lantern Fly You Must Destroy Their Egg Masses

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Egg-laying season for the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), an extremely invasive, crop-eating insect which recently arrived in New Jersey, typically begins during October. Because the SLF are known to destroy fruit trees, grapevines, and other agricultural crops, we need the public’s help identifying and destroying SLF eggs in order to limit next year’s population. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), SLF typically lay their eggs on smooth surfaces, appearing similar to a patch of mud. Egg masses stay in this stage all winter and are very likely to be accidentally transported to new locations. Residents are advised to check outdoor items for egg masses, including those which may be brought indoors. You can get more information by calling Olathe pest control. “Although the spotted lanternfly has reached Camden County, we can still take steps to reduce its impact and the size of the population... Read more →


Dante Robinson, 25, of Clayton, Found Guilty, Sentenced to 35.5 Years

Camden City, N.J. – A Clayton man was sentenced to 35 ½ years in prison with 27 years of parole ineligibility for his role in a 2017 home invasion, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. Gloucestercitynews.net files Dante Robinson, 25, of Clayton, was found guilty in Oct. 2019 following a four-week trial for the crime. He was sentenced on Oct. 22, 2020 by the Honorable Judge Edward J. McBride, Jr. Detectives said Robinson, along with four other individuals, broke into a Sicklerville home in May 2017 for the purpose of committing a robbery. At the trial, Acting Assistant Prosecutor Michael Mastrangelo presented evidence to the jury that Robinson and his accomplices all wore facemasks and were armed with an imitation assault rifle during the course of the home invasion robbery of two women, an elderly male and a young child. During the incident, Robinson was shot. Police... Read more →


The Impact of Kratom Research in Gloucester City

Kratom, an herbal supplement made from the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa tree, has only been popular in the West for a few decades. In Gloucester City and elsewhere in New Jersey, most people hadn’t even heard of it until the past few years. Even Western scientists are only in the beginning phases of understanding kratom’s pharmacological mechanisms and potential therapeutic benefits. image courtesy of unsplash.com At this phase, research into Red Dragon Kratom and other popular strains are more important than ever. Debates surrounding potential bans on this herbal supplement rage on. New Jersey could soon be added to the list of states with kratom bans. Without scientific evidence to back up anecdotal reports of kratom’s benefits and risks, there’s little evidence to support either side. Read on to find out how increased research could impact the debate. The Current State of Kratom Research Since kratom’s introduction to the... Read more →