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January 4, 2021

NJ NEWS COMMONS: MINIMUM WAGE TO RISE TO $12/HOUR FOR MOST EMPLOYEES

On Jan. 1, the statewide minimum wage for most employees rose to $12 per hour. This is a $1 an hour raise. This follows the progression signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy last year. The hourly minimum wage will continue to rise until it reaches $15 by 2024. Seasonal and... Read more →


MVC Centers in South Plainfield, Edison, and Somerville Closed

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced the South Plainfield Licensing Center, Edison Licensing Center, and Somerville Vehicle Center are closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. South Plainfield Licensing Center will be closed until Friday, Jan. 15. The employee who tested... Read more →


Video: Father Jim Gigliotti on a Biden Presidency

Fort Worth, TX--Father Jim Gigliotti, pastor Saint Andrew Catholic Parish, Fort Worth, TX, spoke to teachers and students following his homily about the election of Joe Biden, a Catholic, to President of the United States. Father Jim told his audience that they should not celebrate Biden's election on school grounds because... Read more →


Two Villas Residents Found Dead ; Cape May County Authorities Continue Investigation

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (Jan. 4, 2021)- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief William Priole of the Lower Township Police Department announce an ongoing death investigation on Cardinal Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township. On the morning of January 4, 2021, the Lower Township... Read more →


New Patient Pavilion Opens at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

A new Patient Pavilion with all-private rooms has opened at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, the last phase of a five-year, $250 million-plus campus revitalization project. “This marks a new era for our health system and our Cherry Hill Hospital,” said Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Brian Sweeney. “It elevates the... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K-9 Sjaak Shot and Killed

K9 Sjaak La Vergne Police Department, Tennessee End of Watch Wednesday, November 18, 2020 K9 Sjaak, age 8, n succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day after a subject opened fire on his handler's patrol car with an AR-15 rifle without provocation. The patrol car had just pulled out... Read more →


Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Fight City Hall and Win

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro issued a Memorandum Opinion on Plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. Plaintiff alleged that the City had an unconstitutional policy of treating protests more favorably than other First Amendment-protected activity, such as parades. While the... Read more →


Matthew Stephens, 52, of Philadelphia Sentenced for Trafficking in 'Ghost Guns,' Near Schools

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Matthew Stephens, 52, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to 151 months in prison and ten years of supervised release by United States District Judge Harvey Bartle III for his role in a scheme to traffic pounds of methamphetamine, several... Read more →


Tips for the Elderly: Maintain Social Connections

(NAPSI)—Maintaining social connections and staying mentally and physically active is key to reducing social isolation and loneliness among older adults, particularly now during the COVID-19 national health crisis. There are many opportunities for older adults and caregivers to remain engaged and connected to their family, friends and community with and without... Read more →


Speranza Italian Restaurante 50% Off Coupon

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11-Year-Old Luke Daniel Silvestre, of Runnemede Succumbs to Cancer

Luke Daniel Silvestre Luke Daniel Silvestre, of Runnemede, age 11, lost his battle with cancer on January 2,2021. He was a true warrior, and our hero. A loving child that enjoyed life, and a smile that lit up a room. Beloved son of Tony and Deana (nee Downey) loving brother of... Read more →


Super Bowl Odds: 4 Top Tips When Betting on the NFL

(CNBNews)(January 4, 2021)--Betting is something that many people like to do, maybe because of the thrill of winning something with the team they root for. Because of how betting is often taken seriously, many make tactics and strategies to ensure that their bets are worth the money and risk. Such strategies... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K-9 TITAN Dies After Fall Down Elevator Shaft

K9 Titan Johnstown Police Department, Pennsylvania End of Watch Sunday, November 22, 2020 K9 Titan, age 7, died after falling down an elevator shaft while clearing a building at 249 Maple Avenue at about 4:30 am. Officers responding to a burglary located two suspects hiding in the warehouse and learned three... Read more →


CNBNews Book Reviews: Four Great Reads

Fictional Pandemic All Too Real; Making America Sacred Again; An Immigration Story; Disappearing Jets “Viral” by Kevin E. Ready (NAPSI)—A story of hope and the indomitable will of the human spirit. This is a popular fiction saga of a pandemic—written well before the COVID-19 virus was ever heard of—and the actions... Read more →


Cooked Polish Sausage Products RECALLED

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2021 – Courage Production, LLC., a Fairfield, Calif., the establishment is recalling approximately 1,645 pounds of Ready-To-Eat, fully cooked Polish sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk (mozzarella cheese),... Read more →


New Jefferson Health LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Opens in Haddonfield on January 4

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... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Capt. Eli Whiteley

| BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS Army Capt. Eli Whiteley was an academic interested in agriculture when World War II consumed the world, but he volunteered for the Army to do his part. In 1944, he led his platoon through a fierce battle in France that killed several Germans and captured... Read more →