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December 2020

A Blessed, Healthy, Prosperous 2021

As we reflect back over the past year let us remember the good times along with the bad And pray for sunnier days in 2021 Hope this year is filled with Love, Laughter, and Good Health for you and your family. Warmest Regards, Bill and Connie Cleary, Peyton Too! (Woof!) Read more →


ID Thief Extradited from Dominican Republic; Receives 2.5 Years in Prison

For Using Stolen Information to Commit Tax Fraud Gloucestercitynews.net files PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 31, 2020)-- – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Arleny Reyes Nunez, 42, of Philadelphia, PA and the Dominican Republic, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $154,528 in... Read more →


Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Deadline Extended

Eligible Applicants Now Have Until February 1st to Apply for Relief (TRENTON) – State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced today that New Jersey property owners who are eligible for the Senior Freeze property tax reimbursement program will have an additional month to apply for the relief program, with the application deadline now being extended until... Read more →


COVID VACCINATIONS BEGIN IN AC JAN. 5

County Executive Dennis Levinson has been inundated with calls from residents who are concerned and confused about the COVID-19 vaccinations. To help promote transparency and keep residents well-informed, he wants to share as much information as is readily available. “We understand that is has been difficult for many people to fully understand when and where... Read more →


Kenneth Heller Pleads Guilty to Shooting 18-Year-Old During Hunting Season

Kenneth Troy Heller BUCKS COUNTY, PA (December 30, 2020)--Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub today announced an arrest in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Jason Albert Kutt at Nockamixon State Park on Oct. 24, 2020. Kenneth Troy Heller, 52, of Warminster, was charged with criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person, possession of an instrument of... Read more →


The New Fitness Trend: Online Training

Newswise — (Indianapolis, IN) — Did the COVID-19 pandemic alter your exercise routine and prompt you to use digital streaming to participate in fitness classes? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Millions of adults were affected by fitness facility closures this year and forced to find innovative ways to be active at home. Thus,... Read more →


Father of 2-Year-Old Child Charged with Murdering Son

BUCKS COUNTY, PA--The Middletown Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office are continuing to investigate the Wednesday night, December 2, death of a 2-year-old child at the Racquet Club Apartments, 1970 Veterans Highway, Middletown Township. The boy's father, Jordan M. Thornton, 27, of Philadelphia, was charged Thursday with endangering the welfare of... Read more →


Camden County Has New Police Chief

(Camden, NJ) – Director of the Board of County Commissioners, Louis Cappelli Jr., has sworn in Chief Gabriel Rodriguez to the top position at the Camden County Police Department. He becomes the third leader of the department over the last eight years and was born and bred in the city, growing up in the Peter... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Beware of Purchasing Food Trucks, Trailers Through Overseas Online Retailers

SEATTLE — Since the beginning of 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers in Seattle have seized several food trucks and trailers that were imported by well-meaning entrepreneurs. Quite often, these ready to work kitchens on wheels do not meet Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. The online deals may look great, but in reality,... Read more →


Shaquille Love, 21, of Bristol Township, Shot and Killed; Investigators Seek Public's Help

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, PA--(December 28, 2020)--Detectives with the Bristol Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate the shooting death of a young man in Bristol Township on Wednesday night. The victim has been identified as Shaquille Love, 21 of Bristol Township. An autopsy determined Love died of a single gunshot... Read more →


The Most Common Cancer in the U.S IS????

DERMATOLOGISTS SAY SUNSCREEN IS A VITAL TOOL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SKIN CANCER, THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN THE U.S. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the American Academy of Dermatology is asking the public “Do you use protection?” and encouraging consumers to “practice safe sun” — which includes applying sunscreen Newswise — Rosemont, Ill. –... Read more →


Margaret and Stewart Finkelstein of Gloucester City

Stewart and Margaret Gloucester City (December 30, 2020)--– Married 33 wonderful years, Stewart and Margaret passed away just 34 days apart. Stewart and Margaret were residents of Gorman Manor in Gloucester City. Margaret was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 27, 1942, to the late Francis T. and Antoinette McMenamin. She was a graduate of... Read more →


The Hillary-Ukraine Connection

“Blue Star Strategies CEO Tramontano pitched that she could give Lutsenko, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General, access to high levels of the Clinton campaign,” Tom Fitton stated Friday. (December 30, 2020)--An ongoing Judicial Watch investigation into the Biden family’s dealings in Ukraine has produced bombshell revelations about the Clinton campaign and Burisma – exposing the so-called... Read more →


Victim of Fatal Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Accident Identified

PALMYRA (December 30, 2020)--- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington County Bridge Commission Director of Public Safety Patrick J. Reilly, Jr. announced that the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Burlington County Bridge Commission Police Department are investigating a multi-car collision that occurred on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge at 6:49 p.m. last night, killing one person.... Read more →


Wilma A. Mazzarella, of Gloucester Township

Wilma A. Mazzarella, on December 28, 2020, of Gloucester Township, formerly Philadelphia. Beloved wife to Pietro Mazzarella. Loving mother of Wendy (Jeff) Wenner and Pamela (Tom) Hoffman. Grandmother to Michael, Alex, Stephen Wenner and Katie Hoffman. Great grandmother to Gemma and Declan. Dear sister of Barbara Griffin, William, Edward and Michael Pappernek and the late... Read more →


Privately Run South Jersey Veterans Center Needs A New Roof; Can You Help?

Bob Kotter, of Gloucester City and Kathleen Van Stine (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews LINDENWOLD, NJ (December 30, 2020)--In 2015 Michael and Kathleen Van Stine founded the SpectraCare® Foundation using Michael's $130,000 retirement fund to launch the project. The Foundation will help veterans (Veterans Assist), senior citizens (Seniors Advantage), and animals in... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Car Wrap Scam

December 29, 2020 by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC We just heard from more companies that scammers are using their names to trick people into a car wrap scam. This time, scammers are saying they’re Marlboro or Purell (but they’re not really). The gist of the scam is this: scammers send emails and post... Read more →


Lucille Falasca (nee Ficarra) of Runnemede

Lucille Falasca (nee Ficarra) Lucille Falasca (nee Ficarra), on December 18, 2020, of Runnemede, NJ formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 64. Beloved wife of Lorenzo for 38 years. Devoted mother of Thomas (Tiffani), Jessica (Douglas), Elizabeth (Gustavo), and Jessie K. (Sean). Loving grandmother of Amalia, Layla, Adrian, Daniel, Imogen, and Illoura. Dear sister of Joanne... Read more →


Pennsauken National Guard Soldier Eduardo Casado Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

LATHAM, NY (12/29/2020)-- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Gloucestercitynews.net files Eduardo Casado from Pennsauken, N.J., and assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st... Read more →


The Best Gift is the Gift of Giving Back

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe this holiday season. As 2020 comes to an end, we at The Cooper Foundation, are hopeful for what 2021 has to offer. Despite COVID-19 leaving its mark on us all, the Foundation, along with your generosity, has been able to support our dedicated... Read more →


NJ Seafood Workers Want To Be First

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A group of New Jersey fishing businesses and organizations sent a letter to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy this month urging him to keep the seafood industry’s workers as a high-priority group for COVID-19 vaccinations. Seafood employees, like others in the food processing industry,... Read more →


4 Tips to Avoid Securities Fraud

(CNBNews)(December 30, 2020)--Stock fraud is on the rise, which is a violation of securities laws. Investors deal with securities fraud on a daily basis, which leads to bad investment decisions due to manipulated or false details. To avoid getting scammed, you need to ask for documentation before investing, avoid limited offers, and stay away from... Read more →


Samaritan's Celebration of Life Gala

Samaritan’s Staff to be Honored, Named Recipients of the Circle of Excellence Award for Quality, Compassionate Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic Photo caption: (L to R) Mary Ann Boccolini, President/CEO, Samaritan; Mindy Holman, Chairman of the Board, Holman Enterprises; and Lindsey Watson McCarthy, Chair, Samaritan Gala Committee gather for a socially distanced photo to thank... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: New Year Resolutions

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor “Boys,” said our tall cowboy, Steve, “I’ve got a real problem coming up and I’m not sure how to cope with it.” The rest of us in the world dilemma think tank, meeting here each morning as long as the Farmers Brothers coffee doesn’t run out, turned toward our friend.... Read more →


American Legion Baseball Regionals: The Home Field Advantage

By Richard Walker Dec 28, 2020 NOTE: This is the last in a four-part series on the history of American Legion Baseball’s regional playoff structure. Part 1 took a look at how the regional format has changed over the years. Part 2 showcased some of the top individual performances in regional history. Part 3's spotlight... Read more →


Finding Dependable, Reliable Home Heating Repair Service Near You

(CNBNews)(December 30, 2020)--During the winter months, having your heating system go out on you can not only be a huge inconvenience, but it can be detrimental to your health as well. When you own a home, you are responsible for making all repairs, and so it is important that you have access to reliable contractors... Read more →


Karen Ann VanHerwarden, of Williamstown

On December 26, 2020, age 53, of Williamstown. Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Rosemary (Somers) DeNick. Karen is survived by her husband, James VanHerwarden; daughters, Chelsea M. Smith, Daniellea A. Smith; son, Joseph M. Smith; grandchildren, Camryn, Caden, Emma, Elizabeth and Carson. She is also survived... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Dept. Accepting Applications for Police Officers

The Gloucester Township Police Hiring Board interviewed candidates Tuesday who had applied to become a GTPD Police Officer. Pictured (L to R) are Patrolman David Vannoni, Captain Brendon Barton, Deputy Chief Anthony Minosse, Lieutenant Jason Gittens, and Sergeant Matthew Crabtree. GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (December 30, 2020)(CNBNews)--Interested in becoming a Gloucester Township Police Officer? Gloucester Township,... Read more →


Louis A. Gagliardi, Jr. of Gloucester Township

Louis A. Gagliardi, Jr., on December 25, 2020, of Gloucester Twp., formerly of Cherry Hill. Age 67. Preceded in death by his beloved parents, Louis and Lucy (nee Venuto) Gagliardi and grandparents Pietro and Theresa Venuto and Antonio and Theresa Gagliardi. Dear brother of Theresa (Mickey) Colaizzo, Lucy (Mike) Trendler, Lisa Gagliardi and Rita Gagliardi.... Read more →


OBITUARY: RICHARD AND DIANA COULSON

Diana Roberta Coulson (Nee Whitman) at the age of 75 passed peacefully away Monday, March 26, 2018, in Jefferson Stratford Hospital. Diana was a resident of Laurel Manor Nursing Home of Stratford for passed few years. She was born August 14th, 1942 in Thorofare of West Deptford Twp (Home Birth) Predeceased by late Charles &... Read more →


$58 million for New Jersey Police Departments to Purchase Body Cameras for Officers

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation to help municipalities buy body cameras for local police officers. Getty Images The measure makes a $58 million supplemental appropriation for the Department of Law and Public Safety to create the New Jersey Statewide Body-Worn Camera... Read more →


Jeanette M. White, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On December 27, 2020. Age 89. (Nee McMichael) Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Louise (Whelan) McMichael. Devoted wife of the late Warren White of 57 years, who died on April 18, 2010. Beloved mother of Mary Anne Wilson (William, Jr.) Loving grandmother of Billy... Read more →


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?

Camden City, N.J. — Detectives are searching for a missing and endangered man, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Pine Hill Police Chief Christopher Winters. Massey in 2018 Shawn Massey, 38, of Gibbsboro, was reported missing to Pine Hill Police by family members who said he was last seen leaving his... Read more →


Pennsylvania Department of State Dismisses Voter Discrepancies as Partisan Conjecture

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Pennsylvania Department of State dismissed election return discrepancies as partisan conjecture after Republican lawmakers insisted officials counted an additional 170,000 ballots in error. Gloucestercitynews.net files A group of conservative lawmakers, led by Lebanon County Rep. Frank Ryan, said an analysis of data pulled... Read more →


Donald Berman Abele, Sr. of Gloucester City; Retired Volunteer Fireman

Donald Berman Abele, Sr. Gloucester City – On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020. Age 73. Beloved husband of 51 years to Sharon D. (nee Billingham). Cherished father of Donald Jr. (Kelly), Shanie (Danny), Kyle Sr. (Agnieszka). Devoted grandfather of Kayla, Kaitlyn, Kyle Jr., Serena, Sydney, Donovan. Beloved brother of John (Linda), Identical Twin Ron (Rosetta)... Read more →


Jefferson NJ Opens New LGBTQ+ Affirming Medical Practice on January 4th

New Jefferson Health LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Opens in Haddonfield on January 4 Haddonfield, NJ, December 28, 2020 – A new medical practice – Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care (A LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice) – will begin seeing patients on Monday, January 4. Easily accessible by both car and public transportation, this practice will provide... Read more →


Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey Needs Your Help

Greetings Friends, It's been a tough year for those we serve at the Hispanic Family Center, but you can help us set the tone for a positive new year by giving an end-of-year gift to our organization. Since the onset of the COVID 19 crisis, our community has come to us with increased critical needs.... Read more →


How to Bet During Sport Games?

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--There are a number of ways in which people can place their bets during a sports game. The people who want to bet on sports games can either use the bookmaking shops or the people can also use the telephone betting services. After the development of the internet and all the things that... Read more →


Authorities Seeking Information Concerning Operator or Owner of RV Linked to Explosion

December 25, 2020 December 27, 2020 Update: Special Agent in Charge Doug Korneski of the FBI Memphis Field Office today released the results of forensic tests of human remains recovered from the blast site on 2nd Avenue. DNA examinations of tissue samples by both the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the FBI Laboratory in Quantico,... Read more →


Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tractor Trailer Crash; Rescue Agencies Searching for Man in Water

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel, connects Virginia's Eastern Shore with the Virginia mainland at Virginia Beach near Norfolk. PORTSMOUTH, Va.(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)-- — The Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resource Commission, local police, and fire departments are searching for a person in the water after their tractor-trailer crashed off the side of the Chesapeake Bay... Read more →


Fatal Accident on Tacony-Palmyra Bridge; Ongoing Investigation

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge PALMYRA NJ (December 29, 2020)(CNBNews)- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington County Bridge Commission Director of Public Safety Patrick J. Reilly, Jr. announced that the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Burlington County Bridge Commission Police Department are investigating a multi-car collision that occurred on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge at 6:49 p.m. last night,... Read more →


Evelyn H. McDevitt of Laurel Springs

A long-time resident of Laurel Springs, NJ and previously of Collingswood, at the age of 89, passed away at home on December 24, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. (nee Dillin) Loving and devoted wife of 62 years to the late William J. McDevitt. Daughter of the late William and Helen Dillin of Philadelphia, PA.... Read more →


Study Reveals The Most Stressful Cities in the Nation

Washington D.C. offers a better quality of life than other major capitals Study ranks 33 major capitals in the OECD for factors including congestion levels, average rent, and availability of green space to reveal the most and least stressful cities to live Santiago de Chile ranks the most stressful city in the world Least Stressful... Read more →


WSOP Hall of Fame Induction Predictions for 2021

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--2020 posed some very unique challenges for online gamblers, and the poker industry felt the heat too. While many punters had to alter their plans as live events were canceled or postponed at the last minute, others adjusted to the shifting timeline. Even the World Series of Poker will be online this year.... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Paying a fraudster will not let you jump to the head of the line by Katherine Skiba, AARP, Getty Images En español | With the first coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. just authorized, state and federal officials are warning that ruthless criminals will try to capitalize on the historic step to steal people’s money. The... Read more →


The Secret to Playing Big Six Like A Pro

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--Wheel-driven games have enticed gamblers ever since the turn of the century, although the craft is at least a few centuries old. In fact, the Roman soldiers regularly played roulette long before the game became popular at Parisian casinos. While the Wheel of Fortune franchise is perhaps the most iconic of the bunch,... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: BluePearl Pet Hospitals See Sharp Decline in Pet Blood Donations

(CNBNews)December 29, 2020)--As pet ownership continues to grow, and pet owners become increasingly willing to spend more on medical care for their furry companions, the demand for pet blood transfusions is rising. While the demand for pet blood donors has steadily increased over the last several years, supply of pet blood is dwindling, with pet... Read more →


10 Biggest Wins in the History of Video Slots

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--From one magnanimous win to another, the gambling community periodically hears about these lucky punters and their massive wins. Whether it’s due to the ever-exciting commotion around gambling wins or curiosity in general, the biggest video slot wins are a never-exhausting topic in most forums. On that note, here are ten of the... Read more →


NOW OPEN: VEGAS’ CIRCA RESORT & CASINO

DEBUTS HOTEL TOWER & LEGACY CLUB ROOFTOP LOUNGE Downtown Las Vegas Casino-Resort Completes Second Phase of Construction and Introduces Tallest Tower North of the Strip LAS VEGAS – Circa Resort & Casino – downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort – has officially opened its 777-room hotel tower and rooftop lounge, Legacy Club. Paying tribute to Vintage... Read more →