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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 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 restitution by United States District Judge Harvey Bartle III, for using the personal identification information of others to file fraudulent tax returns, resulting in more than $150,000 in losses to the federal government. In August 2020, the defendant pleaded guilty to charges of criminal conspiracy to defraud the federal government, theft of government funds, and the unlawful possession and use of a means of identification. The charges were the result of the defendant and her co-conspirators acting together to defraud the United States by filing fraudulent tax returns using the identities of others. From 2010... 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 February 1, 2021. New Jersey’s Senior Freeze program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals for increases in property taxes or mobile home park site fees on their principal residence. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented ongoing challenges in obtaining the paperwork needed from local governments in order to complete the application, prompting Treasury’s Division of Taxation to extend the deadline for a second time. In October, Treasury initially announced that the deadline was being extended from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020. “We have heard from concerned residents that obtaining the required documentation in... Read more →


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 the vaccines will be available and when they may be able to receive them, depending on which state-designated group they may belong,” he said. “I am pleased to share that the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, in cooperation with Atlantic Cape Community College, is preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment to eligible community healthcare workers (Phase 1A) beginning January 5, 2021 at the college’s Mays Landing campus.” The federal Centers for Disease Control has designated the first group to receive the vaccine, identified as Phase 1A, as long-term care residents and staff and... 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, it’s not shocking that more than 4,000 health and fitness pros surveyed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) identified online training as the new top trend in fitness for 2021. Online training moved up 25 spots from its number 26 rank in 2020. ACSM released the results of its annual fitness trend forecast today in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2021,” published in the January/February issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every person and industry this year, especially those in health and fitness. It... 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 a child. He was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility under $500,000 bail, 10 percent. Middletown police were dispatched to the Racquet Club Apartments at 8:49 p.m. for a medical 911 call indicating a child had fallen with his skull cracked open. When the first officer arrived, he found Thornton standing outside an apartment holding a male child with a bloody head wound. From the officer's military background, he believed the child's wound was consistent with a gunshot wound, according to an arrest affidavit. Thornton told police he had been watching television with his son... 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 J. McGuire Gardens. Rodriguez, who rose through the ranks to become Chief of Police, will focus on enhancing the quality of life for residents while continuing to work hand and hand with the community. Cappelli talked about the credentials of the new top cop and praised the chief’s focus on continuing to build a strong partnership with the residents of Camden. “Gabe has been an asset to our department and the city for years and has worked in every facet of it throughout his tenure,” Cappelli said. “He knows that bridges need to continue to... 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, the seizure of these trailers and the fees associated with inspection, storage, seizure, and disposal can cost an unwitting importer tens of thousands of dollars. CBP is urging individuals to use caution when purchasing food trucks and trailers online. Many such vehicles do not meet safety standards in the U.S. and the importation will not be allowed. In addition to their role as enforcers of customs and immigration regulations, CBP Officers and Agriculture Specialists actively enforce over 400 laws and regulations for 40 government agencies. This includes enforcing DOT statutes, such as preventing unsafe vehicles... 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 wound and the manner of death was a homicide. Bristol Township police were dispatched at 7:08 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2020 to the area of Edgely Road and Marion Avenue for a reported shooting. There, police found a Chrysler 200 stopped in the northbound lane of Edgely Road with the driver dead inside. The investigation determined the driver was shot and killed through the driver’s side window. If anyone has a video at or near the scene and/or has information regarding this shooting, please reach out to Bristol Township Police Department or the Bucks County... 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. – Recent news about sunscreen has many consumers confused about the best approach for sun protection, and some have questioned whether they should be using sunscreen at all. To help clear up the confusion, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are reminding consumers that sunscreen—along with seeking shade and wearing protective clothing—plays a key role in protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which can increase the risk of skin cancer. Throughout Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the AAD is offering tips to help the public “practice safe sun,” including how to select a... 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 Saint Maria Goretti and received her Bachelor’s degree from Centenary University. She was predeceased by her sister, Geraldine DeMarco. Margaret passed away on November 19, 2020. Stewart was born in Paterson, NJ on September 16, 1942, to the late Nathan and Esther Finkelstein. He received his Master’s degree from McGill University and was a truck driver for many years. Stewart passed away on December 23, 2020. They are survived by Margaret’s aunt, Connie Marchesa and their many devoted caregivers and friends at Trinity Health Life New Jersey in Pennsauken. All are invited to attend their... 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 “Kyiv – Washington gravy train,” as State Department official George Kent termed it in 2016. According to Judicial Watch’s findings, Burisma’s lobbying firm, Blue Star Strategies sought to offer its services to then-Ukrainian Prosecutor General, Yuriy Lutsenko, in “giving him access to high levels of the Clinton campaign,” Fitton explained. “You’ve got the top prosecutor in Ukraine that could put Burisma in jail, getting an offer of free help from Burisma’s lobbying firm and help to contact and deal with potentially the incoming president [Hillary Clinton]” As the emails indicate, George Kent and others in... 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 Margaret Kukawski, Kay Skinner and John Pappernek. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Wilma was a member of the Red Hat Group known as The Blushing Violets. She was also an active member of the Bike Club and Gloucester Township Seniors Exercise Group. Wilma was a devoted wife and mother and her family meant everything to her. At the request of the family, funeral services will be held at a later date. 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 need (Paws Plus). "That retirement fund was every cent in our savings; today we both live on what we receive from Social Security," she said. Kotter, who is a volunteer member of the organization's advisory board said, "We're trying to put together a veteran Center with no government money. We have the building, we have construction covered, electrical covered, plumbing covered, HVAC covered. We have a doctor, a nurse, an examination room, a room that is going to have laptops in it for the older veterans most importantly we have a psychiatrist for the veterans... 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 to social media and job boards with messages like “GET PAID TO DRIVE.” They offer to pay you up to $700 a week if you’ll drive around with your car (or truck or bike) wrapped to advertise a well-known product. But they’re not really affiliated with the brand. They just want your money. If you message them back, they’ll send you a check to deposit into your bank account. Then they’ll say to use some of that money to pay their “decal agent” to put the ads on your car. They’ll tell you to pay... 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 (Bruce) and the late Phillip (Angela) and Christine (John). Daughter of the late Lenair and Samuel. Also survived by many beloved (great) nieces and nephews. Lucille deeply loved her husband, children, grandchildren, family, neighbors, friends and pets. She will be remembered most for loving to cook for her family especially during the holidays always making it magical, always grooving to Elvis, telling it like it is, sharing a good laugh, having the biggest heart and being admired by all who met her. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu... 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. files Eduardo Casado from Pennsauken, N.J., and assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion received a promotion to the rank of private 1st class on November 1, 2020. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit or The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state's executive agency responsible to the... Read more →

ADVERTISEMENT: City of Gloucester City, NJ Seeking Full-Time CITY ADMINISTRATOR

CITY ADMINISTRATOR CITY OF GLOUCESTER CITY, CAMDEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY Gloucester City, Camden County, with an 11,400+ population, is looking for a full-time City Administrator to assist Mayor and Common Council with overseeing the daily operations of the City with a Municipal budget of approximately $21 million. Gloucester City also operates its own Water (treatment and distribution system) and Sewer Utility (collection system) with a budget of approximately $5 million. The Administrator works to serve the City and will work directly with the Mayor and Common Council in the following manner: Address and resolve issues and concerns of the general public; Assist with the preparation and presentation of the Municipal Budget; Work with the Chief Financial Officer, management and implementation the City’s development initiatives; Provide management and oversight of Department Directors; Attend and participate in various committee meetings as the City Administrator; and perform other related duties, as assigned. A... 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, are considered essential workers. According to guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that group falls in Phase 1b, along with public transit employees, first responders as well as teachers and other school staff. Those federal guidelines, though, stand just as a recommendation as the states will be making the call on who gets priority. New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination plan calls for defining the essential workers group in early 2021. The state says it plans to follow the CDC recommendations, but it’s expected there will be more intended recipients than available vaccines.... 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 unregistered firms. Additionally, ask for financial statements, and seek advice from your securities expert. Continue reading to learn more. 1. Avoid Falling for High Return Promises In most cases, security fraudsters promise investors very high returns on their investments after buying a particular stock. If you notice the difference is too high compared to others in the market, it's probably a scam. The get-rich-quick approach is the trick used by such scammers since it entices many people. A report by Forbes highlighted some scenarios where many investors lost money because the offers they accepted were... 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 and recognize Holman Enterprises’ support as this year’s presenting sponsor, support they have provided since 2008. Marlton, NJ – Samaritan announced it will hold its annual Celebration of Life Gala, presented by Holman Enterprises, virtually in 2021 on Saturday, February 6 at 7 p.m. The Gala, entitled Be A Samaritan: Celebration of Life, will celebrate the dedicated work and success of the special people who comprise the Samaritan team, particularly honoring their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. In 1980, Samaritan’s visionary founders imagined better care for people living with serious illness. Today, Samaritan lovingly provides... 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 fell on the teams, states and regions that have thrived in the regional era of American Legion Baseball. When national American Legion Baseball officials in 1967 allowed eight host cities across the country a berth in the regionals, critics said the "homefield advantage" they might enjoy would be too great. But has that actually been the case? Since American Legion Baseball adopted a regional concept in 1960, there have been 49 host cities that won their regional and advanced on to the American Legion World Series. Since that accounts for only 10.2 percent of the... 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 whenever you might need them. If you are in need of heating repair services for your home, here are some tips to help you find contractors that are reliable and dependable. If you don't want to read the full guide, check it out ( CNBNews photo Check Their Availability Because you cannot predict when your heating system might go out on you, it is important that you have access to a company that can have someone come to your home right away. One of the first things you should consider looking for in a heating... 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 by her sisters, Joanne Thurston and Kathleen DeNick. Karen had worked as a waitress for several local restaurant’s including Ponzio’s in Brooklawn. Services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation or services at this time. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Karen Ann VanHerwarden. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City: Ph: 856-456-1142. 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. Loving uncle of Lucia (Lou) Coia, Marisa (Samuel) Lloret, Christina (Stephen) Duszlak, Michael (Hannah) Colaizzo, Christopher O'Brien, Matthew O'Brien, Len Polistina, Rita Polistina, David Polistina and Joseph Polistina. Loving great uncle to Michaela, Julian, John Carlo, Jacob, Roger and Lilyana. Loving godson of Alfonso and the late Gloria (nee Venuto) Gentile. Loving nephew of the late James DeSandro and the late Mildred (nee Venuto) DeSandro, the late Armando Mancini and late Nicolina (nee Venuto) Mancini, the late Angelo Venuto and late Molly Venuto, the late Anthony Lerro and the late Rita (nee Venuto) Lerro, the... Read more →


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 & Sarah Lonabaugh. She had lived in the Somerdale area and Atlantic City. She enjoyed being with family, friends, and grandchildren. She spent a lot of her time @Shore & Casinos. Most of all she had a love for crocheting blankets and selling them and giving them as gifts. In her spare time in the nursing home, she enjoyed activities such as Bingo, puzzle books, jigsaw puzzle, and getting her hair done. She was very involved in her Catholic religion and wore her rosary beads, cross necklace, and she looked forward to going to Mass. She... 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 (BWC) grant program. Assembly members Benjie Wimberly, D-Bergen/Passaic; Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, D-Mercer/Hunterdon; Cleopatra Tucker, D-Essex; and Thomas Giblin, D-Essex, sponsored the measure. “The recent events we’ve witnessed nationwide involving police officers have urged states to do more to increase the safety of residents, communities and its officers during law enforcement stops in the State,” the sponsors said in a statement. Last month, Murphy signed a separate measure, Senate Bill 1163/Assembly Bill 4271, into law requiring all patrol officers to wear body cameras. However, it was “subject to funding appropriated by the Legislature,” according to a news... 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 and Emily, she is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jeanette’s viewing from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 am in the church. Interment will follow in Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh. Face Masks and Social Distancing are required in the church and at the cemetery. Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on St. Mary’s Church Gloucester City Facebook page. Family respectfully requests... Read more →


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 parents’ home on Dec. 23 and has not been heard from since. Massey has diagnosed with mental health issues, according to family members. Police said he has been known to possibly become aggressive if approached. Detectives urge anyone who sees Massey or knows his whereabouts not to make contact with him and instead call law enforcement. If you have any information that could help police locate Massey, please either call 911 or the Pine Hill Police Department at 856-783-4900. Tips can also be emailed to 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. files A group of conservative lawmakers, led by Lebanon County Rep. Frank Ryan, said an analysis of data pulled from DoS/SURE system records indicate that although only 6.7 million residents voted on Nov. 3, more than 6.9 million ballots were cast and included in the state’s certified results. Additionally, the lawmakers noted, total votes cast for the presidential race trailed the certified results by roughly 32,000 ballots. “These findings call into question the accuracy of the SURE system, consistency in the application of the Pennsylvania Election Code from county to county, and the competency of those charged with oversight of elections in our Commonwealth,” Ryan said. “These numbers just don’t add up, and the... 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) and Ed (Anne). Survived by former daughter-in-law Kelly (West) Abele. Predeceased by his parents, William and Florence Abele, his siblings, Vesta Reineck, William Jr., Mary Hunter and his father and mother-in-law, William and Mary Wilke. Survived by his many brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. Donald was born in Philadelphia, PA. He was a life member and dedicated volunteer of the Gloucester City Fire Department Station # 51 from 1977-2005 retiring as Battalion Chief. He loved camping, hunting and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Due to the COVID... 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 a safe space for LGBTQ+ patients to seek inclusive, multidisciplinary care. While focused on caring for LGBTQ patients, this new medical practice is open to all adult members of the community needing medical care. Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care, located at 80 Tanner Street, will offer services in infectious diseases care, HIV, behavioral health and primary care. “We will also provide hormone replacement therapy, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention upon opening. In the future, gynecology services and breast surgery will be available as well,”... 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. Many do not typically fall within our comprehensive human service programming—and we have done everything in our power to meet our community where they are. We have found housing for families when they were without shelter; we have had food drives so our people don’t go hungry, we have bought emergency phones for victims of abuse seeking secure ways to reach out for help, and we have bought tablets and hotspots so children can go to virtual school. You Can Help Too. Make a gift to HFC. Donate Here COVID 19 also disrupted our ability... 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 people are doing with internet betting, it is also a part of it now. Nowadays all the modern bat San gamblers please their beds with the help of the internet. It is said to be one of the easiest ways for live sports betting. To help people in placing their bets online, there are various sites that are available on the internet. Most of the traditional bookmakers who have been doing this business have usually preferred to operate through sites since the early times. Many new companies are entering this business of live sports betting.... 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, Virginia, were consistent to those of Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, of Antioch, Tennessee. If you have any images, videos, or other information you may have related to the explosion in downtown Nashville, please visit If you do not have an attachment but have information to provide, please submit it at or call 1-800-CALL-FBI. On December 25, 2020, at approximately 5:30 a.m. Central Time, a large explosion occurred on 2nd Ave N near a downtown Nashville, Tennessee business. The explosion has been linked to a recreational vehicle (RV). The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI);... 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 Bridge-Tunnel northbound, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received a relayed 911 notification at approximately 8:30 a.m., regarding a tractor-trailer that crashed through the southbound side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and went into the water. Witnesses reported seeing a man exit the tractor-trailer and drift west. Sector Virginia watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast for mariners to keep a lookout for the man. Searching are: * A 45-foot Response Boat-medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles * The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk * An MH-60 Jawyhawk... 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, killing one person. The crash occurred when two cars heading westbound towards Philadelphia appeared to be speeding and one car clipped the other sending it into the eastbound lane, where it struck a Honda Civic head-on. The driver of the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which ultimately involved five vehicles. Five individuals were taken to the hospital with various injuries, none of which appear to be life threatening. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification to their family. The investigation is being led by BCPO Detective Jack... 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. Loving mother of William (Joann), John (Jacqueline), Robert (Susan), Joseph (Michele) and Barbara McDevitt. Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Samantha), Michael Sr., Ryan, Shawn (Krista), Jessica, Robby, Danny, Joseph and Brandon. Cherished great-grandmother of Summer, Michael Jr., Liam and James. Dear sister of Alice Donahue (George). Due to the current pandemic, funeral services for Evelyn and her late husband William will be held at a later date at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan Hospice, 3906 Church Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. Please... 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 Cities: Washington D.C. ranks 12th Swiss Capital City Bern is the least stressful city in the world Germany, 12/28/2020 - The online mortgage advisor, Baufi24, has released a study that uncovers the most stressful cities in the OECD. As the world rapidly changes, rising rents, climate change as well as rural to urban migration are just a handful of the challenges cities need to urgently address with proactive investment and planning. As a platform that aims to alleviate stress in mortgage lending, Baufi24 has commissioned this study to highlight the multiple sources of stress in... 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. If you need more proof of how drastically things changed in 2020, look no further than the Poker Hall of Fame. The nominations for Hall of Fame weren’t announced for the first time since 2001. However, WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart later revealed that there will be a single honorable inductee during this year’s event. On that note, here’s our list of potential Hall of Famers who could be inducted this year. If you’d like to begin your poker journey with a nice online casino, here’s a Casino Room review to help you get started.... 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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a fraud alert on Dec. 3 aimed at Americans eager to get vaccinated against COVID-19: “You will not be asked for money to enhance your ranking for vaccine eligibility.” The same day as the HHS fraud alert went out, WROC-TV in Rochester, New York, reported that a recorded-scam call offered people a chance to avoid long lines and receive an early dose of the Pfizer vaccine for $79.99. The two developments happened more than a week before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on Dec.... 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, the Big Six Wheel or simply Big 6 comes in at a close second on that list. If you’ve always wanted to try your hands at the game, here’s everything you’ll ever need to know before getting started. But first, always find reliable places to gamble. If you’re looking for unbiased recommendations, you can check Casino Bee. For instance, it has a helpful Bitstarz Casino review. The Three Steps to Mastering Big Six While the rules of the game might seem complicated, even a tad confusing at the first glance, the odds begin to even... 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 blood donations per transfusion dropping by 47% from 2017 to 2020 across BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospitals. The emergence of COVID-19 has likely deepened the divide in supply and demand of pet blood across the nation. In fact, BluePearl, which has 11 pet blood banks across the U.S. and whose practices collectively perform more than 500 pet blood transfusions each month, has seen a 19% decline in the number of pet blood donations in 2020 as compared to the same time period in 2019. To ensure the safety of staff, clients, and pets, many... 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 biggest slot machine wins of all time. If you’re itching to try your hands at online pokies, we also recommend you to find a reputable casino. 10 Largest Video Slot Payouts Ever Recorded $12.7 Million – Having cousins surely paid off for an anonymous woman who struck gold while wagering on her niece’s birthday at the Aria Resort on the Las Vegas Boulevard. The winning came off of a 6-coin ($6) bet and was so unexpected that her niece had to explain the reality of the situation. $13 Million – A university student in Norway... Read more →


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 Vegas through its design and old-school hospitality, these new amenities mark the official completion of Circa’s construction. “They say to save the best for last, and when you see our hotel tower and Legacy Club, you’ll see that’s exactly what we did,” said Derek Stevens, CEO of Circa. “Circa is now home to some of the most stunning hotel rooms and suites in all of the city and watching Las Vegas light up before your eyes from Legacy Club is one of those ‘wow’ moments you have to experience for yourself.” Built in collaboration with... Read more →

Top Casino Etiquettes Every Gambler Needs to Follow

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--Although casinos are designed for players to have fun, maintaining decorum is the key to accentuating the ambiance. There are certain unspoken casino etiquettes that all gamblers must know before setting foot in a brick-and-mortar casino. And since amateurs are often in the dark, we’re here to help you learn the ropes. The Dos of Gambling at a Casino Be Cordial – No matter whether you’re winning or losing, always be polite. It’s quite easy to get carried away, so don’t forget to behave. If you want to fit in, dress for the occasion. While you don’t have to appear in a tuxedo, make sure you don’t show up in shorts and flip flops. Semi-formal attire works wonders. Know the Lingo – Dressing and behaving right are two of the three pillars of casino etiquette. Learning the lingo and terminology is the next crucial step. Newbies can impress... Read more →

Top 3 Overrated Super Bowl Favorites that Won’t Likely Win the 2020-21 Season

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--As we approach the final half of the current NFL season, speculations surrounding the Super Bowl contenders have started heating up. In the last few weeks, fans expected to see teams like the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens vie for the top spot. But not much thought was spared for the underdogs. While the first half of the tournament has been thrilling and unprecedented, the second half could be equally surprising. I see numerous teams with high odds this season despite major flaws. At the same time, certain teams failed to make it to the limelight despite a robust start to their Super Bowl journey. On that note, I’ll highlight three Super Bowl favorites that failed to impress in this season. But before we begin, don’t forget to visit BettingRex for all your sports betting endeavors. 3 Overhyped Super Bowl Favorites that are Unlikely... Read more →

A quick recollection of the hats and a hat maker

(DECEMBER 29, 2020)--Whether you recognize it as a symbol of societal identity, a fashion gimmick, or an extension of individuality, your perception of the hat underlines its importance in your lifestyle and how you prefer to incorporate it. The availability of distinct styles is more than proof of why you get American hats in so many unique designs and shapes. Earlier, these may have been a tool to protect oneself from natural elements, but as time progressed, they gained mainstream status and character, transcending the fundamental practical implication. From being a haughty choice to heralding a sense of equality, it performed its part as everyone expected it to do. A look back into Fedora and Top Hat Even the popular hat styles, such as Fedora and Top Hat, have an interesting background story to tell. Fedora can be felt material with wide brims, pitched and indented crowns, and a ribbon.... Read more →

Middlesex Water Co: Tips on Preventing Frozen Pipes

Protect Your Pipes from Freezing Prepare Now Freezing weather can take its toll on you and your home but you can act now to reduce cold weather threats. Middlesex Water Company is reminding customers to take preventive measures before winter sets in – to protect water lines which can freeze, expand and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage to your home and belongings. BEFORE FREEZING WEATHER SETS IN: Disconnect, drain and store outdoor hoses: Be sure to turn off the water to outside faucets, remove hoses and allow water to drain from the pipe. A single hard, overnight freeze can increase pressure throughout the entire plumbing system bursting either the faucet or the pipe it’s connected to. Insulate pipes in unheated areas: Some pipes are more likely to freeze than others because of their location in the home. Wrap exposed water pipes in unheated areas such as crawl... Read more →