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December 2020

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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


What are Sticky and Non-Sticky Bonuses and How to Use Them?

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--One of the most frustrating yet common issues that players face when picking a welcome bonus is not being able to differentiate between sticky and non-sticky bonuses. What usually happens is you get your hands on an attractive bonus and want to withdraw the funds without meeting the wagering requirements. And this is where the trouble starts. Sticky vs. Non-Sticky Bonuses Sticky bonuses are the ones that can be wagered but not withdrawn. It’s mentioned in the online casino’s Terms and Conditions as “for wagering only”. A sticky bonus can be worth as much as a traditional bonus and if you’re a veteran gambler with a fixed bankroll, you aren’t as reliant on the bonus as a beginner. Nonetheless, welcome gifts are a... Read more →


GAMBLING: NFL Week 17, Some Unique Challenges

Six games feature at least one team playing for playoff positioning, leaving the remaining schedule to the unknown, according to TheLines (LAS VEGAS) — The final week of the NFL season is unlike any other, according to analysts from TheLines, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting market. Most teams’ playoff fortunes are already decided, making it difficult to gauge motivation for certain teams. And the best teams often rest their top players in preparation for more important games ahead. For those games with playoff ramifications, Week 17 offers high drama. And those games typically offer more dependable odds. Games between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts, Arizona... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: Meet Jasmine

Jasmine German Shepherd Dog Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Jasmine. Rescued, after being found tied up outside and freezing, Jasmine is looking for her loving forever home. Jasmine is a sweet girl who gets along well with other dogs her size. She can be protective of her people and home. Although Jasmine gets along well with kids, due to her overprotective nature, she would do best in an adult home. Jasmine gets along well with male dogs, but can be particular with females. Previous German Shepherd experience a must for adoption. Please no homes with small animals, small dogs, cats or in a city/crowded environment. Interested... Read more →


Five Crucial Factors to Consider When Betting on the NFL in Neutral Venues

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--Technically speaking, sporting events hosted at neutral venues should give all participating teams an equal chance of winning. But that’s hardly the case as a court or home-field advantage still exists. While the weather can be a factor affecting performance, jet lag is hardly an issue since all teams will usually fly to the destination well in advance to recuperate. Most neutral-venue games are traditionally held at least two weeks after their previous games. Hence, punters can expect both sides to be a tad rusty at first. There are quite a few factors to consider while picking the odds during neutral-venue games. Let’s explore a few in detail. But before we begin, we recommend you to check Betpack for special betting tips on... Read more →


Avalon Council Approves Law Regulating Expansion of Wireless Equipment

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Borough Council approved a new ordinance on December 16ththat regulates the future implementation of wireless communication upgrades and services, including the implementation of 5G technology. The ordinance requires wireless communications technologies to follow a process in order to use, or place, any new facilities in the public right of way to expand wireless communication services while simultaneously protecting the aesthetic environment in the municipality. “This was a comprehensive process that resulted in Avalon to permit the fair and equitable implementation of advanced wireless communication opportunities while protecting the integrity of our neighborhoods”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “While we welcome the implementation of the new technologies and services, this ordinance requires the carriers to integrate into, and not dominate, our residential, commercial,... Read more →


MVC Centers in Cherry Hill and Manahawkin Closed

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced that the Cherry Hill and Manahawkin Vehicle Centers are closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. Both Cherry Hill and Manahawkin will be closed until Thursday, Jan. 7. The employees who tested positive were last in the respective centers on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Nine MVC Centers currently are closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. These Centers are scheduled to reopen on the following dates: Wayne Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 31 Newark Regional/Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 31 Rahway Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 31 East Orange Vehicle Center – Thursday, Dec. 31 North Bergen Licensing Center – Saturday, Jan. 2 Lodi Licensing... Read more →


ENTERTAINMENT: A High Limit Slot Experience Opens at Ocean Casino Resort

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 28, 2020) – Ocean Casino Resort located in Atlantic City is excited to announce the opening of The Cove, its new high limit slot experience. The opening of The Cove demonstrates Ocean Casino Resort's commitment to offering its guests the most exciting gaming experience in Atlantic City. The Cove, a beautifully designed 7,450-square-foot high limit slot area located adjacent to Wahlburgers®, will offer over 140 slot machines from Aristocrat, IGT, Konami, Scientific Games, Everi and Ainsworth, with a combination of classic and new games, including Lightning Cash, Dragon Cash, Dollar Storm, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and many more high limit favorites. The Cove offers dedicated cocktail service with an enhanced beverage selection, private restrooms, and a cage exclusively for guests playing... Read more →


Walt Whitman Bridge to CLOSE TONIGHT from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. Tuesday, 12/29

Closure Required For Overhead Sign Gantry Installation The Walt Whitman Bridge is scheduled to close to all traffic for approximately five hours overnight beginning at 11 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020. The closure is necessary for the installation of a new overhead sign gantry structure which spans across all lanes on the Walt Whitman Bridge. The bridge will close at 11 p.m. on Monday, December 28 and will reopen at approximately 4 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29. Ramps leading to the Walt Whitman Bridge will begin to close at approximately 10 p.m. Motorists are advised to use nearby Ben Franklin Bridge or the Commodore Barry Bridge as alternatives during the closure. Variable message signs across the region will advise motorists about the closure and... Read more →


Soulful Single "Never Have I Ever" Released by Taylor Tote

The world may have largely shut down in 2020, but artists like Taylor Tote keep writing and recording new songs with the hope of performing them in front of live audiences sooner than later. The Jersey Shore native is recently released “Never Have I Ever”. It’s a soulful anthem to the power of finding one’s self outside of a relationship. “Hey nice to see ya, but I don’t need a drink / we’re not trying this again if that’s what you think Even though I’m not with someone new / it doesn’t really mean I still want you… If you forget, that’s why I left.” The chorus finds Taylor confidently singing, “Never have I ever felt this way when we were together. I know it’s... Read more →


MV Licenses for those in New Jersey without Legal Immigration Put on Hold

NJ MVC Pushes Implementation Back Due to COVID-19 Burdens Come One, Come All to New Jersey, No Matter your Legal Status (Gloucestercitynews.net files) TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced that implementation of licensing for those without legal immigration status will be delayed from the original January 1 date. No new date has been announced, as the MVC continues to monitor the impact of the Public Health Emergency on its operations. “Status-neutral licensing is important for many New Jerseyans, but the demands on MVC due to COVID-19 have made it impossible for us to complete the training and software changes required to implement it,” said Sue Fulton, Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission. The MVC has implemented many changes in recent... Read more →


Guest Opinion: The Crucial Moment, Curtis Bowers

Crossroads with JOSHUA PHILIPP More than a decade ago, filmmaker Curtis Bowers released his first documentary: "#Agenda: Grinding America Down," which warned about subversive movements working towards a #socialist push in the United States. Much of what he warned of is now taking place, and to learn more about this Crossroads invited Curtis Bowers to speak with us. #USelection2020 #Trump #Crossroads Read more →


Ways in which you can use a loan for your pawnshop

(December 28, 2020)--When you aim for your pawnshop loan, it is essential to assess your credit score, the usual amounts in your loan's interest rate, and your bank account. These factors will impact the way you make use of the financing and can repay the loan. Once you make sure that your pawn shop can manage the loan repayment process, you can consider how you will use it to expand your jewelry pawn shop operations. Are you ready to brainstorm? If yes, here are a few ways to use the business loan to assist your pawn shop. Buy more inventory The precise way most pawn shops make money is by buying inventory and selling the items for profit. Hence, you will need to purchase merchandise... Read more →


Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Cpl. Larry Smedley

On the 106th anniversary of Congress authorizing the Medal of Honor for sailors and Marines, young earned it by giving his life to protect his comrades in Vietnam. Smedley was born on March 4, 1949, in Front Royal, Virginia. When he was young, his family moved him and his two siblings to Georgia before settling in Union Park, Florida, just outside of Orlando. Smedley's family said he was really interested in the military, so, in 1966, the 17-year-old dropped out of high school and joined the Marine Corps. Smedley first served as a rifleman and fire team leader with the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. By July 1967, he was in Vietnam. Two months into his deployment, Smedley was promoted to corporal... Read more →


For Limited Time Avalon Beach Tags Available

AVALON, NJ--Avalon just received its final order of seasonal holiday beach tags! These beach tags are seasonal tags that can be used for the entire 2021 beach season in Avalon. We sold out during Thanksgiving weekend, but we received one additional shipment of tags. They will be sold on a first come, first served basis. You can purchase these tags for $25 apiece at the Avalon Tax Collector’s Office inside Avalon Borough Hall during weekday business hours of 8:15am-4:15pm. Checks and cash are accepted for payment. Avalon does not accept mail orders for holiday beach tags. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you enter Borough Hall to purchase beach tags. Parking is limited behind Borough Hall due to the reconstruction of the... Read more →


Operation Warp Speed Update on COVID 19 Vaccine

Dec. 23, 2020 | BY DAVID VERGUN , DOD News Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, briefed the media today on the progress of COVID-19 vaccine delivery. This week, 7.9 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine were allocated for delivery. By tomorrow, more than 7.8 million will have been delivered, he said. Next week's allocation is 4.67 million doses, with 2.67 million coming from Pfizer-BioNTech and 2 million from Moderna, he said. By the end of the year, 20 million doses of vaccine will have been delivered, Perna said. Every day, OWS is compiling lessons learned, he said, to become even more efficient as time goes by at quality control and volume and scale of packing and delivery, he noted.... Read more →


Patients at Shore Medical Center Receive Presents

Thanks to the Atlantic County Toys for Kids Program (ACTFK) and its generous sponsors, the holidays will be a little brighter for the young patients at Shore Medical Center. Greg DePiano, a retired Sergeant from the Atlantic County Department of Corrections, has been running the Toys for Kids Program for the past 36 years. The program connects our community with children by providing an average of 15,000 new toys to local hospitals, municipalities, churches and organizations every year. The toys that were dropped off on December 22nd include: 200 coloring books with crayons, speakers and teddy bears children can hug while they receive their shots of IV. DePiano says that his first choice of hospitals is Shore Medical Center. When asked why, DePiano explains that... Read more →


FOR ADOPTION: Tucker Siberian Husky

RELATED: PETS ARE THE BEST Tucker Siberian Husky Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Tucker's Holiday Wish List! ​Meet Tucker! Rescued from overseas, Tucker is looking for his loving, forever home. He is blind and can be scared until he hears you talk. This sweet boy will need a patient family to help him adjust. Interested in adopting Tucker? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Tucker Up-to-date with vaccinations Has special needs Available date: 11/29/2020 Birth date: 7/3/2019 (not exact) RELATED: PETS ARE THE BEST Read more →


Kenneth K. Cleveland, of Egg Harbor, formerly of Bellmawr/Philadelphia

Cleveland, Kenneth K., - 78, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ passed away peacefully at his home on December 15, 2020, cared for by his wife Patricia. Ken was born to Kermit Grant Cleveland and Isabella D. Cleveland (nee Connelly) on January 27, 1942, in Philadelphia, PA; He was raised in Philadelphia and Bellmawr, NJ. As an adult, he lived in Stratford, NJ and Linwood, NJ before moving to Egg Harbor Township, NJ where he resided for the past 45 years. Ken served in the United States Army 1960-1962 after which he served in the reserves and worked for Sears and American Appliance as a sales professional. He then spent over 25 years in the casino industry as a dealer, floorman, and pit boss for Resorts,... Read more →


disABILITIES and Special Needs

COVID-19 Updates and Virtual Programming The Camden County Board of Freeholders declared a state of emergency in Camden County in response to the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the declaration, all nonessential employees and personnel county-wide were asked to work from home. This declaration was amended to extend the order indefinitely keeping county offices closed until a safe end date has been determined by the Camden County Health Department. As such, all of the in-person programs for Individuals with disabilities who are using wheelchairs or mobility scooters have also been canceled indefinitely. We will continue ​in-person programming again once it is recommended and safe to do so. ​Thank you for your understanding. The Camden County Department of Disabilities... Read more →


New Year, New Business: 7 Tips On How To Start A New Business in 2021

(December 28, 2020)--We tend to associate the new year as a symbol for a new beginning--a brand new chapter to make choices and decisions and chase unbelievably golden opportunities such as pursuing your long time dream and passion, applying for a new job, buying a new house for investment, or starting a small business for financial development. If you plan to pursue the latter, you must remember that starting a new business would require your effort, preparedness, patience, and willingness to take a risk. Aside from that, it would also require you to have a concrete and feasible plan for it to grow and be successful in the future. So, to help and guide you on how to start a new business for the upcoming... Read more →


Marion H. Schreffler, of Bellmawr, 92

Marion H. Schreffler (nee Root), on December 23, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 92. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Schreffler, Jr. Devoted mother of Kenneth III (Mindi), Keith, and the late Larry and Mariann. Loving grandmother of Stefan, Jared, Kyle, Jenny, and Casadei and great grandmother Aviva and Jamison. Dear sister of Louis Root (Joyce), Ida Root, and the late Bill, Frances, Emma, and Irvin. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law Audrey and Carol. Marion attended Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. There will be a viewing from 10am to 11am Thursday, December 31 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am at the funeral home. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be... Read more →


The best ways to reverse erectile dysfunction

(December 28, 2020)Erectile dysfunction is becoming a quite common experience nowadays. Fortunately, with or without taking medication, you can reverse this condition, though the chances of completely treating the condition depend on the underlying cause. Many males can experience erectile dysfunction at least once in their life where you can fail to achieve the desired erection. In severe cases, you can never achieve or sustain an erection again. This article explains the best ways to reverse erectile dysfunction. How you can reverse erectile dysfunction It’s worth mentioning that even when erectile dysfunction may not be treatable in some cases, the right treatment tends to reduce or eliminate its symptoms. Doctors classify erectile dysfunction as primary erectile dysfunction and secondary erectile dysfunction. You can visit at... Read more →


Mental Health Services for Camden County Residents

(Camden, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its effects have become more robust. If you... Read more →


Pet Adoption: Meet Boo Boo

Boo Boo Shepherd / Mixed Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Boo Boo. Rescued from a difficult situation, now safe at Husky House, Boo Boo is looking for his loving forever home. He is a very friendly boy. He will need an owner who will continue to help him with his leash training. He would do best in a home with a secure, fenced in backyard. Please no apartments/townhouses or homes with young/small children. Interested in adopting Boo Boo? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Boo Boo Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with children Available date: 9/12/2019 Birth date: 9/12/2018 (not exact) Yard required Read more →


46-Year-Old Camden City Man Shot and Killed; Investigation is Ongoing

Camden City, N.J.(December 27, 2020)-- – Detectives are working to determine who fatally shot a man inside a Camden apartment Saturday night, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Gloucestercitynews.net files Police were called to an apartment on the 1200 block of Chestnut St. on Dec. 26 around 8 p.m. for a reported shooting. When they arrived, they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The man was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Darrell Matthews, 46, of Camden. Detectives continue to investigate the events that led up to the shooting. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call CCPO... Read more →


Kevin Girard Dempsey, Sr. of Gloucester City, 69

Gloucester City – On December 22, 2020. Age 69. Loving and devoted husband of 52 years to Marcella G. “Marcie” Dempsey (nee Chismar). Cherished father of Kelly A. Sauer and Kevin G. (Jennifer) Dempsey, Jr. Beloved grandfather of Paige M. Dempsey, Morgan C. Dempsey and Rylee A. Dempsey. Dear brother of Jean Napolitan, Mike Dempsey and Alan Dempsey. Kevin was born in Riverside, NJ and was a longtime resident of Gloucester City. He worked as a Senior Plant Manager at Maggio Printing in Bellmawr. At the request of the family, cremation is private and there are no memorial services. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Kevin Girard Dempsey, Sr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through McCann-Healey Funeral... Read more →


Automatic Voter Registration Allowed in New York State

By Delphine Luneau | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will make it easier for state residents to register to vote when they interact with a variety of government agencies. The goal of the legislation is to increase voter turnout, although one Republican lawmaker warned that it could lead to increased fraud. According to a news release from state Sen. Michael Gianaris, D-Astoria, one of the sponsors of the legislation, New York has had poor turnout in recent elections compared to other states. In 2018, the Empire State ranked 48th lowest in the nation for eligible voters who actually went to the polls. With the passage of the voter registration bill, New York joins 18... Read more →


Goodwill Home Medical Equipment Offering Repair Services for Medical Devices

Lawrenceville, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/22/2020 -- Goodwill Home Medical Equipment is currently scheduling repair services for hospital beds, scooters, and electric-powered wheelchairs in Burlington County and the surrounding area. Performing proper maintenance on a wheelchair's battery and other elements can help prolong the life of the device, as well as make repairs faster to perform. Electric wheelchairs should always be maintained on a daily and weekly basis. The battery should be charged each day since this will help to keep it in good working order regardless of what the day brings. Additionally, it's valuable to keep a toolkit with the chair so that if anything should arise in the course of one's travels, it's relatively easy to correct. It's also important to check the... Read more →


Camden County Freeholder Director Reviews 2020 An Unprecedented /Challenging Year

By Director of the Camden County Commissioners, Louis Cappelli, Jr. Getty images Every year, my colleagues and I highlight advancements throughout the county focused on public safety, infrastructure, health care, social services, business development, and other key indicators of a healthy and thriving community. Of course, over the past year, having a healthy community has taken on a much different, more literal, meaning. For much of 2020, our singular focus as county officials has been to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has taken more than 700 lives in our community and infected more than 26,000 as of late December. My heart continues to ache for the families who have lost someone to this terrible disease, and the entire Board has kept you in... Read more →


Two People Killed in Traffic Accident on Christmas Day in Voorhees Township

VOORHEES TWP. NJ (December 25, 2020)--Two people were killed in a traffic accident on Centennial Blvd., Voorhees Township on Christmas Day, December 25, according to Captain Carmen Del Palazzo, spokesman for the Voorhees Township Police Department. Captain Del Plazzo released the following statement, A 2021 Volvo XC70, operated solely by a Cheltenham, Pa. resident, Larry A. Shaw, 68, was traveling eastbound on Centennial Boulevard, when it struck a 2016 Honda CRV operated solely by a Berlin, resident, Carol C. Marks age 84, who was traveling Westbound on Centennial Boulevard. Gloucestercitynews.net files Voorhees Police responded to the scene at 1:21 PM. When they arrived they were informed by Emergency Medical Personnel that Shaw had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Marks... Read more →


New Study Reveals New Jersey has some of the Worst Urban Road Conditions

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey has one of the highest spends per lane mile, but the Garden State still has some of the worst urban road conditions in the country. That’s according to a new analysis from MoneyGeek, which examined infrastructure spending and road quality by state. Most states, including New Jersey, aren’t spending enough to maintain the quality of roads, which is costly and dangerous to car owners and businesses, MoneyGeek’s Doug Milnes said in an email. The Garden State and some other high-population states have highly trafficked roads, leading to the deterioration of roads due to wear and tear. Gloucestercitynews.net files “So there’s high spending in (New Jersey) on a per lane basis, but not... Read more →


Guy Stephen Lafferty, 77, of Washington Township, formerly of Gloucester City

Guy Stephen Lafferty, 77, of Washington Township, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Legacy A good-hearted and strong-willed gentleman, Guy was devoted to his family. His passion was horses and he was owner of prize winning horses such as Jersey Miss "Patches" and Miss High Pockets. Guy also enjoyed wrestling, cheering on Notre Dame football team and loved to tend to his flower gardens. Born in Gloucester City, New Jersey, Guy was a Washington Township resident for 26 years. Prior to retiring, Guy was an employee of Virtua Hospital in Marlton and also was owner and operator of Lafferty Lawn Care for over 30 years. Family Devoted son of the late Howard and Charlotte (nee Smith) Lafferty; Beloved brother of William (the... Read more →


Camden County Has New Hotspot Lending Program

The Voorhees Regional Branch of the Camden County library located at: 203 Laurel Road Voorhees, NJ 08043 (856) 772-1636 (Voorhees, NJ) – As part of its ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide widened by the pandemic, the Camden County Library System began a new hotspot lending program today for remote workers and learners. The program comes in addition to a variety of new digital services already made available through the library system to support the community during this crisis. The Verizon 4G Jetpack hotspot can be used to connect phones, computers, and other devices to the internet while at home or on the road. The devices are now available at all branches of the library system and can be checked out to adults for... Read more →


Ernest T. Kowalski of Woodbury Heights; Elementary Teacher of Physical Education

Ernest T. Kowalski, of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey, passed away on December 19, 2020. He was 66. A strong-willed man with a positive personality that was infectious, Ernie, as he was affectionately known cherished every day he could spend with his family and doing the things he loved to do. Ernie was a Health and Physical Education Teacher for 23 years at Evesham Township Board of Education where he taught elementary students. He had a true passion and gift for teaching. Ernie was very active in the Boy Scout's and was always present for his children's activities and aspirations. Ernie overcame many health obstacles during his life. He was a grateful recipient of a liver transplant. Through this selfless act, Ernie was given 22 additional... Read more →


Gateway opens River’s Edge Warming Center

BRIDGETON, NJ--Gateway Community Action Partnership has opened the River’s Edge Warming Center, 7 Washington St., Bridgeton. It is the newest Code Blue warming center and is part of the Cumberland County Code Blue efforts to keep the homeless protected and safe during inclement weather. In accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines, the center can accommodate 20 homeless individuals on any night the Cumberland County Office of Emergency Management calls Code Blue. Guidelines for calling Code Blue are when temperatures are 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. The center is handicap accessible and includes all required amenities to provide care safely for those vulnerable area residents. Security is provided to ensure the safety of overnight guests and the volunteers who staff the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. warming... Read more →


You May Be Eligible for Free College Tuition

You read that correctly – your next step toward a college degree could be completely free with relaxed financial guidelines and expanded eligibility! Camden County College is one of 18 colleges in New Jersey offering qualified students free tuition through the Community College Opportunity Grant for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. 1889 Rt. 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2013 To see if you qualify, call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4565 today to speak to an Admissions Navigator or visit camdencc.edu. There's still time for students to enroll for Spring 2021 sessions starting January 11th, 20th, 25th, February 3rd and March 22nd! Read more →


Christmas Tree Recycling – a Delaware Post-Holiday

Tradition – Continues Statewide for 2020/2021 Drop Your Tree at a Yard Waste Site or Call Your Waste Collector Delawareans who have celebrated their holidays can help the environment by recycling their Christmas trees at one of the many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state. Residents can choose from many sites in Delaware to drop off their Christmas tree. Some of these sites accept trees at no cost, while others charge for the service. Before dropping off trees, call the site in advance to see what restrictions are in place and if there is a charge. Residents who pay for curbside collection service should call their waste hauler to see if they offer Christmas tree pickup. Trees may be accepted as soon as... Read more →


Slip, Trip And Fall Prevention:

NAPSI)—The United States Postal Service cares about keeping employees and customers safe every day of the year. As the holidays approach, here are some important safety tips. Last year, 17,534 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall—one of the leading types of accidents for mail carriers—many of which can result in serious injury. With increased letter and package deliveries during the holidays, carriers experience preventable falls in urban, suburban and rural settings, and in all kinds of weather. To ensure carriers’ safety, the Post Office ask customers to identify and correct hazards on their properties, including: • Walk the path your carrier takes along your property to identify potential hazards • Repair cracks in steps, porches and uneven sidewalk joints •... Read more →


CNB Pet News: Tips for Pet Parents

With proper preparation, your pets will be able to handle a household move with ease. (NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet. When the time comes to move that household, however, there are a few things you should consider to keep your four-legged family members happy and healthy. Moving with Pets 1. Before you pick up the rental moving truck: • Check with your pet’s veterinarian to see if a mild sedative is recommended for the move. • If your animal will be traveling in a crate, consider preparing him ahead of time by leaving the crate out and open for your pet to go... Read more →


VIDEO: WERE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE

WASHINGTON, DC (CNBNews.net)--The fate of the Federal government's $2.3 trillion spending package that includes $900 billion for Covid economic relief plus the $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill for the annual federal budget is still up in the air. President Trump has threatened to veto the Bill and has asked Congress to give Americans a $2000 per person cash benefit. “I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000 or $4,000 for a couple. I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation and to send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a Covid relief package,” Trump said from the White House on Dec.... Read more →


Break-In at BOTTLESTOP Liquor Store, Gloucester City, Early Christmas Day

Gloucestercitynews.net files (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(December 26, 2020)(CNBNews)--Gloucester City Police are investigating a burglary at The Bottleshop Liquor Store, 56 Crescent Blvd., that occurred early Friday morning, December 25. Lt. Steve Burkhardt, the spokesman for the City Police Department, said, "On December 25 at 1:41 AM officers responded to The Bottlestop for an alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers found the front door glass broken. Officers searched the store; however, no suspects were found inside. Evidence was recovered at the scene and the investigation is ongoing." It is not known if anything was taken. published Gloucestercitynews.net Read more →


Mary F. Nichols, of Bellmawr, age 88

Mary F. Nichols, on December 23, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly Shenandoah, PA. Age 88. Beloved wife of John of 66 years. Loving mother of John (Karen). Dear sister of Theresa Ferringo (Larry) and the late Donald Robel (Maryann). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was a parishioner of Mary, Mother of The Church, she was a member of Bellmawr Park Fire Ladies Auxiliary, where she was the correspondence secretary for 28 years. Mary enjoyed doing puzzles and the daily crosswords. She loved candies, sweets and watching and feeding birds. There will be a viewing from 7:45am to 9:15am Tuesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am Tuesday St. Joachim, Mary, Mother of The Church, Bellmawr. Entombment New St. Mary's Mausoleum, Bellmawr.... Read more →


Good News: Caesars Entertainment and MGM Workers Approve Contract Extension

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ: Workers at 5 Caesars Entertainment properties across the region and Borgata in Atlantic City overwhelmingly approved a historic contract extension. The contract extension covers 7,200 workers at Bally’s, Caesars, Tropicana, Harrah’s AC, Tropicana, and Borgata in Atlantic City, as well as Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania. “This has been an extremely challenging year for hospitality workers across South Jersey and Pennsylvania. We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Caesars and MGM that fully funds healthcare, provides for raises for all employees and further ensures job security. This creates stability for our members across the region who have suffered the economic impacts of the pandemic,” said Donna DeCaprio, Financial Secretary Treasurer of Unite Here Local 54. “I... Read more →


Lynn Bowman, formerly of Woodbury; Accountant, Past Owner of BOJO's, Bartender

Lynn Lorraine Bowman Sea Isle City, NJ--Lynn Lorraine Bowman, age 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. Born in Woodbury, NJ to the late Harold and Ruth (nee Verfaille) Quesada. She was a graduate of Woodbury High School and earned her Accounting Degree from Rutgers University. Lynn was a former Drum Majorette with Woodbury High School, had worked as an Accountant for the Gloucester County and Cape May County Treasurers Office for 30 years before retiring in 2002. She was the former Owner of BOJO's Lounge and Restaurant in Millville, NJ and had been a Bartender for Kix Lounge in Sea Isle City. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans... Read more →


NJ Tax Collections Drop; Down $538.3 Million...Is There Another Tax Increase Coming?

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey’s tax collections are down so far this fiscal year, even as the state saw revenue increases in select categories, including corporate business taxes. Gloucestercitynews.net files Total fiscal year-to-date collections totaled nearly $10.4 billion, down $548.3 million, or 5%, from the same five months last year. Concurrently, treasury department officials said changes to the Gross Income Tax (GIT) and the Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax (PPGRT) buoyed November’s numbers. November GIT collections totaled $962.8 million and were up $65.2 million, or 7.3%, above last November. However, year-to-date, GIT collections exceeded $4.3 billion and were down $409.3 million, or 8.7%, from the same period the previous fiscal year. Officials contend the 10.75% marginal tax... Read more →