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November 17, 2020

Crypto Exchange Offers Margin Trading

Publicly-Listed in Crypto Spot Market COPENHAGEN, Denmark, November 16, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Only two months down the road from the launch of the new company in September, the Scandinavian crypto exchange CPH Crypto now adds margin trading with leverage 10x at zero cost in the crypto spot market including the most popular cryptocurrency pairs. CPH Crypto launched at the beginning of September with a clear profile and a strong message to the crypto market: The current level of trading fees set by the biggest international trading platforms does not benefit customers and must be driven down. CPH Crypto's mission is to make that happen by offering a fixed fee of only 39 USD/month for unlimited trading. Or a commission of only 0.04 pct. per transaction... Read more →


Is The New Jersey Transit River Line Coming To Your Town?

The GCL corridor traverses Gloucester and Camden counties including the communities of Glassboro, Pitman, Sewell, Mantua Twp., Deptford Twp. Wenonah, Woodbury Heights, Woodbury, Westville, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, and Camden. The proposed line would restore passenger rail service along an existing rail line using light rail vehicles similar to the NJ TRANSIT River LINE. A 45-day public comment period on the Draft EIS will start on November 2, 2020 and end on December 17, 2020. As part of the EIS public participation process, the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Project Team will hold two (2) virtual public hearings via Zoom, where interested members of the public can provide and listen to oral comments concerning the Proposed Action and information contained in the Draft EIS. The public hearings will... Read more →


Widener Names 2020 High School Leadership Award Recipients

CHESTER, PA (11/16/2020)-- Widener University has recognized area high school students for outstanding leadership and civic contributions. In partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, the university's awards program has honored 160 students from high schools throughout the region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools. Honorees gathered for a virtual award event Friday, Nov. 6 where they heard remarks from NBC10's Tracy Davidson, Widener University President Julie E. Wollman and others, including Jason LeVasseur, a leadership speaker and workshop facilitator, who gave the keynote address. The 2020 honorees included: Sydney Pearson of Egg Harbor, NJ, 08234. Pearson is a student at Atlantic Christian School and was recognized for making a difference by... Read more →


SA urges travelers to enroll in TSA PreCheck® ahead of holiday travel

Experience faster TSA screening without removing shoes, belts and laptops WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched a new “Travel With Ease” campaign to urge airline passengers to enroll in TSA PreCheck® prior to their holiday travel. The campaign reinforces the concept that TSA PreCheck benefits may be more relevant today than ever before because it allows travelers to ease back to traveling with greater comfort, convenience and the least amount of physical contact. “TSA has made considerable changes to its checkpoint processes to make commercial air travel more safe and secure for everyone during the pandemic,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “Obtaining TSA PreCheck is something that each traveler can do to make the checkpoint experience even more efficient, eliminating several contact points,... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Asks Customers to Be Aware of Energy-Related Scams...

... as the Holiday Season Approaches On National Scam Awareness Day, Atlantic City Electric provides customers with tips to help identify scammers looking to steal money and personal information MAYS LANDING, N.J. (November 16, 2020) – As the holiday season approaches, Atlantic City Electric recognizes Utility Scam Awareness Day, Nov. 18, by reminding customers to be on the lookout for imposters using energy-related scams to steal money and personal information. Scams occur throughout the year, but the company generally sees an increase in scam reports during the holiday season. Scammers are using the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to trick customers into providing their personal or financial information and making false payments under the pretense of keeping their service active. Scammers are also... Read more →


Why Loft Conversions are an Ideal Home Renovation

(November 17, 2020)--When it comes to home renovation, loft conversions remain a popular way for homeowners to make the most of the space that they have available in their homes. Instead of selling up and moving to a new home, you may as well enjoy what you have to its fullest extent. Bearing this in mind, here are a few of the reasons why this is such an ideal home renovation project. Extra Living Space When you go for a loft conversion from Touchstone Lofts, you are automatically adding extra living space to your home, which is strongly desired by many people. People need extra space at home for all sorts of different reasons, and adding an extension can end up being a highly disruptive... Read more →


Two Car Crash in Voorhees, One Person Dead

VOORHEES TWP. NJ Nov. 17, 2020-- At approximately 2:58 p.m., on Monday, November 16, Voorhees Police Units were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the area of Evesham Road (County Route 544) and Brendenwood Drive. The initial on-scene investigation by police revealed the following: A 2014 Acura RDX, operated solely by a Voorhees resident, was traveling Eastbound on Evesham Road (County Route 544) when it struck a 2003 Chevy Malibu operated solely by a Gibbsboro resident, Rita Mohr age 62, who was attempting to exit the Avian Plaza. Voorhees Police responded to the scene immediately and were informed by Emergency Medical Personnel that the driver of the Chevy Malibu, identified as Rita Mohr, 62, had succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at... Read more →


The State of New Jersey Files Lawsuit Against Academy Bus Company

New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against Academy Bus, a company that was paid to operate seven NJ Transit routes in Hudson County. The lawsuit alleges that Academy defrauded NJ Transit out of more than $15 million by charging for trips that were never made and for underreporting the number of trips missed. For example, Academy missed 13,234 trips in 2016 but only reported 1,173 of them to NJ Transit. This cost NJ Transit $3,618,300. “NJ Transit is broke, and with the pandemic, they’ve lost even more ridership. It is important that New Jersey is going after a bus company that robbed more than $15 million from NJ Transit. NJ Transit is already one of the worst transportation systems in the country when it comes... Read more →


IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2020 Report; Identifies $2.3B in tax fraud

PHILADELPHIA— The Internal Revenue Service today released the Criminal Investigation Division's annual report, highlighting the agency’s successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020, the majority of which occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and other financial crimes. "The special agents and professional staff who make up Criminal Investigation continue to perform at an incredibly high-level year after year," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "Even in the face of a global pandemic, the CI workforce initiated nearly 1,600 investigations and identified $2.3 billion in tax fraud schemes. This is no small feat during a challenging year, and their work is critical to protecting taxpayers and the integrity of our tax system." Key focuses... Read more →


Virtua Health’s Most Wired Designation Upholds Status as Healthcare Technology Leader

(Marlton, NJ…) Virtua Health has been named a Most Wired health system in the U.S. by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This recognition, for the ninth straight year and the 12th time overall, highlights Virtua’s exceptional teamwork, innovation, and dedication in the field of health care technology. This year, Virtua achieved Digital Health Certified Acute LEVEL 9 and received the Performance Excellence Award. According to CHIME, Most Wired recognition is the result of annual surveys conducted to identify, recognize, and certify the adoption, implementation, and use of information technology by health care organizations. The goal of the program is to elevate the health and care of communities around the world by encouraging the optimal use of information technology. “As a level 9... Read more →


Philadelphia Catholic Schools Will Comply with Health Department Directive

PHILADELPHIA PA (Nov. 17, 2020)--The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announced Monday the new COVID-19 related restrictions some of which impact schools located in the City of Philadelphia. Based on these guidelines all high schools in the City of Philadelphia have been directed to shift to a fully virtual instructional model beginning Monday, November 23, 2020. Parish and regional elementary schools in the City of Philadelphia are permitted to continue with in-person instruction, following PDPH’s safety guidelines, which are already in place and being followed at all schools. Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia As a result of the PDPH’s decision, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that all eight secondary schools in the City of Philadelphia will shift to the... Read more →


NJ COVID-19 Rules for Bars and Restaurants

Last Updated: 11/12/2020 Food or beverage establishments may open, including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and food courts, as well as all holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges. All restaurants, bars, clubs, and lounges that serve food and drink must close their indoor premises for business by 10 pm each day and cannot open until at least 5 am the following day. Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery services may continue past 10 pm. Casinos must stop food beverage service between 10 pm and 5 am, and retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must prohibit consumption of food or beverages indoors between 10 pm and 5 am. This restriction on hours of operation will not apply to indoor dining in airports in New Jersey. Establishments must... Read more →


First-Ever Report on Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses in Newark Released

Report details findings from Emergency Small Grant Program, highlighting next steps for rebuilding Newark’s small business economy long term (Newark, NJ) November 16, 2020 – Today, United Way of Greater Newark (UWGN) released its first-ever “COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Grants Program 2020 Report,” detailing the economic impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses, both nationally and in Newark, including the industries that were hardest hit by the pandemic, and next steps for rebuilding as the City faces a long road to recovery. At the start of the pandemic, UWGN partnered with the City of Newark and Invest Newark to launch its Community COVID-19 Fund to support local community members, organizations and small businesses impacted by the pandemic. An important part of that relief effort was developing... Read more →


3 Ways to Congratulate a Friend on a New Job

(November 17, 2020)--Getting a new job is a really exciting time as it brings up so many opportunities. Whether it is a first job, a new position within a company or a complete change involving moving away, you should always congratulate your friends on their successes. There are many things you can do to help your friends feel appreciated and as though people around them are recognizing all their hard work. Here are just a few of them. Take Your Friend Out for a Meal One classic option that is always a crowd-pleaser is to take your friend out for a meal to say well done for their new job. Going out for a meal is something that pretty much everyone enjoys and, as their... Read more →


Florence L. Scout of Sewell, formerly of Audubon

Florence L. Scout (nee Bostick), formerly of Audubon, passed away on November 10, 2020, in Sewell, NJ at the age of 78. "Flo" as she was best known, was preceded in death by her parents Coleman A. Bostick and Florence M. (Duett) and her brother, Allen C. Bostick. She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Marie Tortorelli (Raymond) and Lisa Ann Morgan (Don) and grandsons, Michael and Joseph Tortorelli and Matthew and Daniel Morgan. Flo was a devoted and loving Mother and Grandmother. Flo was born on December 1, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to New Jersey where she graduated from Merchantville High School. She was a long time resident of Audubon, NJ. She was a nurse for over 55 years, a member of... Read more →


Millions of dollars placed on US presidential election

(Nov. 17, 2020)--Americans were not the only people who endured the seemingly interminable wait for the outcome of the 2020 presidential election to be announced. Not only were the supporters of the two candidates, incumbent Donald Trump, and challenger Joe Biden on tenterhooks, but also the thousands of people from around the world who had a bet on the winner. One man in the UK even bet £1 million on Biden to win at 8/15, the largest political bet in the history of Betfair Exchange. Others online casinos and betting sites reported a surge in interest, even amongst players who normally would have no interest in politics. Ironically, the one country, with a few exceptions, where people are not supposed to bet on the outcome... Read more →


New Pedestrian Bridge Span in Camden City Now In Design Phase

(Lindenwold, NJ)-November 16, 2020--– Over the last two years the Freeholder Board has been working on additional safety measures for pedestrian traffic into the city’s Eds and Meds corridor. The board has publicly advertised a request for proposals for the design of a pedestrian bridge over the River LINE and four lanes of Martin Luther King Boulevard adjacent to the Walter Rand Transportation Center (WRTC). The project is being funded by a grant allocation from NJ TRANSIT. After all necessary permits and approval are obtained, the design will result in a construction bid. “This new span will significantly improve safety in and around the Walter Rand Transportation Center, lifting pedestrian traffic above cars, trucks, buses, light rail vehicles, and bicycles,” said New Jersey Department of... Read more →


Tips on Protecting Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Our first responders and health care workers are saving lives every day -- so can you. Your family, your friends, your neighbors -- their lives are literally in your hands. Here's how you can do your part to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community: Get Tested – Testing is now available to everyone in New Jersey. You could have COVID-19 and not even know it. Protect yourself and save the lives of your loved ones by getting tested – especially if you have symptoms, have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, are an essential worker, were recently in a large crowd where social distancing was hard to maintain, or recently travelled to an area or a state with... Read more →


Mondelez Bakery in Fair Lawn Closing after 60 Years; Will Impact 600 Employees

Gottheimer Strongly Urges Company to Reconsider Mondelez International, Inc. is a global snacking company, selling biscuits, gum, candy, chocolate, and powdered beverages in over 165 countries, with brands such as Oreo, Nabisco, Cadbury, Trident and Tang. In 2015, Mondelez began to modernize its manufacturing lines at their U.S. biscuit plants, including the Fair Lawn, NJ Bakery that makes Oreos, Teddy Grahams, Ritz Crackers, Lorna Doone and Barnum Animal Crackers. image courtesy of Mondelez International Deeply Concerned About 600 Jobs and Families, Gottheimer Holds Emergency Meeting with Labor and Mondelez Officials Employees Have Worked Multiple Shifts During COVID-19 Pandemic to Meet Skyrocketing Demand FAIR LAWN, NJ — Today, November 16, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) outlined steps he’s taking in reaction to the announcement that... Read more →