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December 2020

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 Sticky vs. Non-Sticky Bonuses Sticky bonuses are the ones that can be wagered but not withdrawn.... 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... Read more →


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 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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 ( 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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 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... 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. 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


WASHINGTON, DC ( 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... Read more →

Break-In at BOTTLESTOP Liquor Store, Gloucester City, Early Christmas Day 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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. 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... Read more →

Elizabeth Maria O'Brien (nee Grolich) formerly of Bellmawr

Elizabeth Maria O'Brien (nee Grolich) of Cherry Hill, NJ, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at St. Mary's Catholic Home in Cherry Hill. She was 92. Born in Czechoslovakia, she resided in Southampton, NJ moving there from Bellmawr, NJ where she lived for many years. She loved classical music and accompanied the church choir on her violin. Mrs. O'Brien was the wife of the late John C. O'Brien, Jr. She is survived by family in Austria... Read more →

NJ Residents to Invest $250 Million in Offshore Wind Industry; Facility in Paulsboro

$250 Million, Two-Phased Investment in the Paulsboro Marine Terminal is the Largest Industrial Offshore Wind Investment in the US to Date PAULSBORO, NJ – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy alongside EEW, Ørsted, legislators and members of the building trades, today to announce a $250 million investment in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to build steel components, known as monopiles, for offshore wind turbines that will serve the entire United States offshore... Read more →

Donna M. Savill, of Sewell,(formerly of Gloucester City); Longtime Washington Twp.Teacher

Donna M. Savill, of Sewell, NJ (formerly of Gloucester City) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 18, 2020, she was 67 years old. Legacy Donna was a dedicated and highly regarded Special Education teacher at Washington Twp. High School. She recently retired after 32 years of service. She truly enjoyed going to work each day where she was beloved by staff and students alike. Donna was an active... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ First to Administer Moderna Vaccine in South Jersey

On the morning of December 22, Jefferson Health - New Jersey became the first multi-hospital system in southern New Jersey to begin administering the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine. To view photos from the first vaccinations, click HERE. Read more →

Deptford Skating Ring: $20 For 4 General Admissions/4 Fun Zone Passes (Reg. $46)

Business Highlights Fun for all ages 15,000 sq. ft. indoor skating rink Business Details Business Details indoor activity About This Deal You’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates or roller blades and Deptford Skating Center has the key. More accurately, this fun Deal provides the key to a fantastically entertaining time at Deptford Skating Center. Enjoy skating admission and Fun Zone passes for four, a $46 value, for only $20. Fine Print... Read more →

Census Bureau 2020 Estimates: The State of New York Posts Nation's Biggest Population Drop

By Delphine Luneau | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Population estimates for 2020 released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau paint a grim picture for New York, as the Empire State is projected to have lost more residents from the 2019 numbers than any other state in the country. The numbers indicate a decline of more than 126,000 residents over the past year. The second biggest decline was seen in Illinois, where the... Read more →