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January 2021

NJDOT: Avoid Travel During Snow Storm

**Winter Weather Congestion Alert** source https://66.media.tumblr.com/ Difficult driving conditions expected through Tuesday (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alertas heavy snow and winds are forecast to continue through Tuesday, February 2, which may result in difficult driving conditions. NJDOT is coordinating with our regional and local transportation partners and the New Jersey State Police to ensure the most effective response to this storm. Motorists are encouraged to stay home and off the roads during the storm to allow regional and local transportation agencies to safely and efficiently clear highways. Governor Murphy has declared a State of Emergency and a commercial vehicle restriction for Interstate highways in New Jersey went into effect at 12 noon today, Sunday, January 31. It does not apply to the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway or Atlantic City Expressway. In addition, all NJ TRANSIT buses, rail... Read more →


PATCO SNOW SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY

Snow Schedule in effect for Monday, February 1 With the impending snowstorm, PATCO will begin running a snow schedule starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, February 1. All trains will operate at reduced speeds adding additional travel time. PATCO will monitor ridership and assess weather conditions throughout the day to determine if additional adjustments are necessary. To view the snow schedule, click here. Visit RidePATCO.org, follow us on social media, or sign up for travel text alerts for the latest travel information and service updates. VIEW SCHEDULE Read more →


Travel Alert: Commercial Vehicle Restrictions on NJ Interstate Highways Started at Noon

Restrictions do not apply to New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway (Trenton) (January 31, 2021)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting at 12 noon, Sunday, January 31 based on the forecast for heavy snow and strong winds. Winter weather is expected to begin in the southern region of the state around midday Sunday and move northward, resulting in difficult driving conditions through Tuesday. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads, particularly Sunday night and Monday. The safest place to be is at home. The commercial vehicle travel restriction will begin at 12 noon, Sunday, January 31 and will be in place for the length of the following highways in both... Read more →


IRS Criminal Investigation warns Pennsylvania Taxpayers about new Wave of COVID-19 Scams...

...as the second round of Economic Impact Payments are delivered PHILADELPHIA (PA) (January 30, 2021)— The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) is warning Pennsylvania taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the agency delivers the second round of Economic Impact Payments. In the last several months, IRS-CI has seen a variety of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes designed to steal money and personal information from taxpayers. Criminals are taking advantage of the second round of Economic Impact Payments – as well as the approaching filing season – to trick honest taxpayers out of their hard-earned money. “I would like to remind all Pennsylvanians to be very vigilant, as scammers are constantly looking for people to victimize, said IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge Thomas Fattorusso. “And to anyone seeking to capitalize on this pandemic, let me be clear that we will continue to... Read more →


Good News: Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation Distributes PPE to Deptford Police

Members of the Deptford Police Department recently picked up their PPE donation from the Ocean State Job Lot store located at 409 Almonesson Road in Deptford, NJ Recipients include first responders in all 142 communities in which OSJL operates North Kingstown, RI – January 12, 2021 - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has leveraged its global supply chain to provide hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare organizations and municipalities. In continuation of that effort, the Foundation is currently distributing more than $1.7 million worth of additional PPE to police and fire departments in the 142communities where Ocean State Job Lot stores are located across the Northeast. The donations include pallets of PPE including face shields, KN95 masks, antibacterial and disinfecting hand wipes, and hand sanitizer, for a total retail value of $12,000 to each community. “As this global... Read more →


WEEKLY WASTEBASKET GUEST OPINION: Executive Actions Don’t Replace Legislation

The president needs to work with lawmakers to effect durable change Weekly Wastebasket | January 29, 2021 With a new administration comes a flurry of executive actions (Executive Orders and Proclamations) directing the Executive branch on how to operate. Or in many cases on how not to operate – repealing previous executive orders. EOs have been around since our nation’s first president and won’t go away anytime soon. What has changed is the number and nature of executive orders issued. And while a Gloucestercitynews.net files flick of the pen and scribbled signature on a document proclaiming this and that may feel good and seem like progress, durable change only comes through enacting legislation. FDR by far issued the most EOs with 3,728 spanning his thirteen years as president, from the Great Depression through World War II. Presidential EOs since 1981 have been less numerous. Ronald Reagan issued 381 executive orders... Read more →


Pre-Register Now for NJEDA's $10 Million Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program

Authority Will Open Program Pre-Registration on February 10, 2021 TRENTON, N.J. (January 27, 2021) - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced it will open pre-registration for Phase 2 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program at 9:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The $10 million program expansion will support New Jersey small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be capitalized by a United States Economic Development Administration (USEDA) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act appropriation. Any business or entity that intends to apply for a loan must first pre-register during this pre-registration period, which will run from 9:00 a.m. EST on February 10, 2021 to 5:00 p.m. on February 22, 2021. The second phase of the Small Business Emergency Assistant Loan Program will make up to $100,000 in low-cost financing available to eligible New Jersey small businesses and... Read more →


Hellmann's Game Ad To Help Americans Make Taste, Not Waste

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that 40% of all food in the U.S. goes to waste and 43% of that waste actually happens in our homes1? It's a shocking reality. This is why Hellmann's is committed to inspiring more than 100 million people around the world to waste less food each year. For the first phase of the effort, Hellmann's has teamed up with celebrated comedian, actress, and author, Amy Schumer, to debut its first big game advertising spot to raise awareness around the issue of food waste. Together, Amy and Hellmann's will encourage Americans to get creative in the kitchen and "make taste, not waste" with ingredients that might otherwise end up in the trash. 2021 Hellmann's Big Game Ad Teaser And while Hellmann's wants to make Americans aware of the reality of food waste, the brand will also provide easy tips people... Read more →


James H. Gentile, "Jimmy Tomato," of Bellmawr; Brooklawn Legion Post 72 Member

James H. Gentile, "Jimmy Tomato," of Bellmawr, on January 31, 2021, surrounded by his loving family he passed away peacefully. Age 64. Loving son of the late Harold "Duke" and Helen (nee Porter) Gentile. Dear brother of Carol Price (Peter III), and the late Robert Gentile (Janet Johnson). Devoted Uncle of Robert Gentile, Jr., Peter Price IV (Melissa), Cathleen Price, Christine Price, and Crystal Price and great uncle of Peter V, Aubree, Ayden, Paxton. Nephew of Shirley Dougherty. Grandson of the late Louis and Elva Porter. Preceded in death by his faithful companion "Missy." Jim was a lifelong resident of Bellmawr, NJ. He was a member of the Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 for 25 years. His hobbies and interests include gardening his tomatoes in which he generously gave to many of his friends and family, and his love for the Phillies, Eagles and horse racing. Jim also enjoyed traveling... Read more →


Johnson's 13 Lead Lady Lions to 3rd Win

The GHS Lady Lions advanced to 3 - 0 with a 42- 17 win over visiting Paulsboro. The host Lady Lions jumped out to a 16 - 4 first quarter lead and never looked back. Hannah Bryszewski 2 pts, Meadow Avant 13 pts, Crystal Johnson 13 pts, Allyson Velez 8 pts, Ava Iepson 4 pts, Emily Keith 4 pts. Next up for the Lady Lions will be a trip to Paulsboro. All Home games are being streamed on Facebook. Pictured below Crystal Johnson Pictured Below Ava Iepson Pictured below Emily Pierman Pictured below Allyson Velez Read more →


National Weather Service Predicts a Large Winter Storm is Headed this Way

(CNBNews)January 30, 2021)--The National Weather Service is predicting a large winter storm is headed to the Northeast early this week. More than 95 million Americans were under either a Winter Storm Warning, Watch, or Winter Weather Advisory. The storm is tracking east with a large shield of precipitation being ushered out ahead of it. Showers and thunderstorms are passing over parts of the central Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley this afternoon. As precipitation runs into sub-freezing temperatures in the Midwest, periods of snow will ensue with snow falling heavily at times tonight. The axis of heavy snow then pushed into the Lower Great Lakes where accumulating snowfall is also anticipated. Latest snowfall forecast calls for a swath of 8 inches or more of snow from the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas to northern Indiana and Ohio through Sunday afternoon. Expect poor travel conditions to be common throughout these areas throughout the... Read more →


NJ Senate Republicans call for investigative committee to probe nursing home deaths

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Senate Republicans want Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, to form a bipartisan investigative committee to probe nursing home deaths in the Garden State. The 15 members of the Senate Republican caucus signed the letter to Sweeney. It follows similar requests Republican lawmakers have made since May. “To date, nearly 8,000 residents and staff of our nursing homes and veterans homes have died, with the loss of life still rising at a tragic rate,” they wrote. “In fact, deaths in our nursing homes tripled in December from the prior month as the [Gov. Phil] Murphy administration bungled paperwork delaying the start of the vaccination process in these facilities.” The lawmakers want the committee to have subpoena power and point to similar action that New York Democratic lawmakers are taking. “Without a substantial legislative oversight effort to hold them... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: February Promotions at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Live Entertainment Serenade Your Sweetie with Motor City Live: The Classic Hits of Motown- Produced by Allen Valentine, this romantic series will feature Motown renditions of timeless love songs such as “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” “This Old Heart of Mine,” “Please Mr. Postman” and more. Held under strict “Safe + Sound” guidelines the romantic show will debut Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets cost $29 and will be sold as individual tables of two and four seats to ensure social distancing. Tickets are available at www.HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com, www.Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000. Live Music at Lobby Bar and Council Oak Steaks & Seafood- Lobby Bar will host live music featuring local favorites every Thursday through Sunday. Council Oak Steaks & Seafood will host music Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food & Beverage Specials and Events Big Game Drink Specials- Guests can enjoy all the action on the field with drink specials... Read more →


28-Year-Old Sicklerville Man Shot and Killed in Camden

CNBNews graphic Camden City, N.J. – Detectives are investigating the Thursday night killing of a Sicklerville man, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Officers responded to the 1300 block of Browning St. in Camden for a ShotSpotter activation around 9 p.m. on Jan. 28. When they arrived, they found the victim lying on the ground between two cars suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Santino Thomas, 28, of Sicklerville, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead around 9:30 p.m. Detectives are currently working to identify any potential witnesses and searching for evidence that could help determine what led up to the shooting. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact CCPO Det. Brad Redrow at 609-954-3511 or Camden County Police Det. John Waida at 856-757-7420. Tips can also be... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET LOUISA

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large 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 Louisa's Holiday Wish List! ​Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Louisa gets along well with male dogs, but can be particular with females. Please no homes with young/small children, small animals, small dogs or cats. Previous dog experience a must to be considered for adoption. Interested in adopting Louisa? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Louisa Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Good with dogs Available... Read more →


The New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation is Rescue Puppy Named Mulligan

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found by Kiser last month during Lucky’s Mutt Madness, a national pet adoption event organized by the Foundation during GIE+EXPO, the nation’s leading trade show for outdoor power, landscaping and hardscaping industry professionals, held each October in Louisville, Ky. Mulligan was not the only rescue pup to find a new home. Fifteen other dogs from the Kentucky Humane Society also went home with new owners. Carl... Read more →


Timothy M. Ross, of Mt. Ephraim, 63; Press Operator for Maggio Printing, Love to Fish

On January 25, 2021. Age 63. Of Mt. Ephraim. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Franklin T. and Elizabeth Ann (Ward) Ross. Tim is survived by his brothers, Gary Ross (Meagan), Ken Ross (Peggy); many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many close friends. Tim was also predeceased by his brothers, Franklin T. Ross, Jr. and Pat Ross. Tim was employed for more 40 years as a Press Operator for Maggio Printing in Bellmawr, NJ. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Tim loved to go fishing, he would always make time to put a hook in the water. Honoring Tim’s wishes, cremation is private and Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church is private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Timothy Ross. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries... Read more →


Camden County Office of Emergency Management Receives Donation of KN95s Masks

Sam Spino, Camden County Emergency Coordinator accepts 14,000 brand new KN95 masks from Lori Leonard, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties, (Lindenwold, NJ) – The Camden County Office of Emergency Management recently began distributing approximately 14,000 brand new, individually wrapped KN95 masks into the community. The masks were donated by Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties on Thursday, Jan. 21. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of Habitat for Humanity to send us these critical resources which are already being put to use by first responders and personnel within long-term care facilities,” said County Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to OEM. “Since the start of the pandemic, the availability of personal protective equipment like masks, gloves, and gowns, has put additional stress on healthcare facilities and emergency departments across the country. OEM has been working with partners throughout the region to ensure that no... Read more →


A List of Vaccination Sites in South Jersey Area

The following locations are available for eligible recipients to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately as the federal supply of vaccines to New Jersey remains limited. Burlington County Megasite - Moorestown Mall (Lord & Taylor) 400 & 401 NJ-38 Moorestown, Burlington CAMCare Health Corporation, 817 Federal Street, Camden CAMCare Health Corporation, 121 White Horse Pike, Clementine Camden County Vaccination Center, Camden County College Blackwood, Camden Gloucester County Megasite - Rowan College of South Jersey, 1400 Tanyard Road Sewell, Gloucester Riverside Medical Group Camden, 318 White Horse Pike Haddon Heights, Camden Project H.O.P.E, 519-525 West Street, Camden RMG Mount Ephraim, Mount Ephraim RMG Urgent Care Center - Cherry Hill, 2322 Route 38 Cherry Hill, Camden Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford (https://rowanmedicine.com/vaccine/) Shoprite Pharmacy, Laurel Springs Shoprite Pharmacy, Berlin Please note some of these vaccination... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Invests $2.7 Million in Delran Infrastructure 

CAMDEN, N.J. – JAN. 26, 2020 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 14,200 feet of aging water main in Delran starting next week. The project also includes replacing 13 fire hydrants and 247 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6- and 8-inch water lines that were installed in the 1950’s with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets: Brown Street from Fifth Street to Baylor Avenue Fifth Street from Brown Street to South Chester Avenue Eighth Street from Colby Avenue to South Chester Avenue Edgewood Avenue entire length Howard Street entire length Fordham Street entire length Colby Avenue entire length Baylor Avenue entire length Junita Avenue entire length Linfield Avenue entire length Ithaca Avenue entire length This $2.7 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this... Read more →


Suspects Charged with Scheme to Defraud NJ Health Care of $4.5 Million

TRENTON, N.J. – Three New Jersey residents were arrested today for allegedly participating in a long-running scheme to defraud the New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Fund (TBI Fund), a publicly funded health care benefit program, of more than $4.5 million, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Harry Pizutelli, 62, of Edison, New Jersey, and C.R. Kraus, 55, and Maritza Flores, 43, both of Toms River, New Jersey were arrested by special agents of the FBI and IRS this morning and are charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. They are scheduled to appear later today by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: The TBI Fund is a publicly funded program run by the New Jersey Division of Disability Services, a component of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. The TBI... Read more →


PROGRESS ON LEAD REMEDIATION IN NEWARK

TRENTON –Furthering the Murphy Administration’s comprehensive plan to reduce lead exposure and protect the safety of New Jersey’s drinking water, the DEP and the City of Newark have committed to new measures that will better protect public health and increase transparency while also resolving longstanding litigation with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today. Newark has committed to continuing its aggressive lead service line replacement, filter distribution, sampling, and community outreach programs. To date, Newark has replaced more than 17,000 lead service lines and distributed more than 41,000 filters. Residents are strongly encouraged to continue participating in sampling, filter distribution and lead service line replacement programs. Meanwhile, the DEP has committed to providing more information online about the quality of Newark’s drinking water and new ways for Newark residents to contact the DEP with questions. “Modernizing the nation’s aging water infrastructure is vital in... Read more →


Mary Ellen Richardson 63, of Inverness Florida, formally from Gloucester City and Camden City

Mary Ellen Richardson (nee Fuchs), age 63 of Inverness Florida. Formally from Gloucester City and Camden City, N.J. received her wings and departed from us on January 20, 2021. Daughter of the late Raymond V. Fuchs and Julia E. Fuchs (nee Tracy). Sister to Juliann Marlino, Rebecca Gannon, Josephine Fuchs, Joan Serfass (Dave), Georgette Hodson (Michael), and Philip Fuchs (Marla). Sister to the late Raymond V Fuchs Jr. and Francis Joseph Fuchs. Mother to Jose Fuchs, Carmen Acevedo (Julian Sr.), Dereck Rivera (Mary), Raymond Morse and Heather Messina. Loving Grandmother to Jose Fuchs Jr., Damien Fuchs, Brandon Fuchs, Ethan Fuchs, Antonio Fuchs, Joshua Brangan, Elysia Acevedo, Julian Acevedo Jr., Ariel Rivera, Angelia Rivera, Peyton Rivera, Aungiaunna Izquierdo, Austin Suarez, Harley Messina, Hailey Messina, Alyssa Messina, Alexis Messina, and Kacee Kely. Great-grandmother to Isabella Fuchs. Mary has a host of beloved nieces and nephews. Cherished were the times spent with family... Read more →


Cryptocurrency, What Is It?

(NAPSI)—Social and traditional media have been abuzz with articles and information about the rising phenomenon of digital currencies. But what does it all mean and should you buy in? What Is Cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency, or simply crypto, is one type of digital currency. Cryptocurrencies are distinct from “fiat currencies” such as the dollar, euro or yen. Unlike fiat currencies, crypto isn’t represented or organized by physical paper units or coins. Rather, each unit is a unique alphanumeric string of computer code. Also, cryptocurrencies are not issued by a central bank. Instead, they are controlled by technology that determines how many units are produced and how transactions are recorded. While Bitcoin is one of the earliest and most recognized cryptocurrencies, more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies currently exist. For U.S. federal tax purposes, cryptocurrency is treated as property, which means selling or exchanging it can have tax consequences. Cryptocurrencies and Risk Buying, selling and... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Investigating Theft Of A MV Left Running At Wawa Gas Pumps

The man who stole the vehicle is seen above; the second image is a picture of the vehicle he was driving BLENHEIM NJ (January 29, 2021)-- --On January 16, 2021 at 7:20 PM, the victim left their red Ford Escape running at the gas pumps, and went inside the Wawa store located on the Black Horse Pike in the Blenheim Section. The suspect arrived in a Chrysler Town & Country Mini van, saw the unoccupied Ford Escape running, paid for the gasoline, and stole the vehicle. The suspect returns to the Wawa later on foot to retrieve his minivan, and left the area. At this time, the red Ford Escape displaying New Jersey tags L64-MLZ is still reported stolen. GTPD reminds drivers to "Lock It Or Lose It". NEVER leave a unattended vehicle running (unless you have auto start) and unsecure, especially at a public store's parking lot. If you... Read more →


New York City Suspect Charged with Growing Marijuana at Chesterfield Farm

Hundreds of plants seized; Street value nearly $725k CHESTERFIELD – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Chesterfield Police Chief Kyle Wilson announced that a Brooklyn man has been charged with running a large-scale marijuana growing operation at a township farm. Weiming Liu, 57, was charged with Manufacturing Marijuana in a Quantity of 25 Pounds or More (First Degree) and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). He was taken into custody on January 26 during a motor vehicle stop in Bordentown Township. Liu was released following a first appearance yesterday in Superior Court in Mount Holly. The charges against him will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury by Assistant Prosecutor Michael Angermeier, supervisor of the BCPO Gang, Gun, and Narcotics Task Force. The investigation began after the owner of the property, located in the 100 block of Chesterfield-Crosswicks Road, applied to the township for a tax... Read more →


Pet for Adoption: Meet NUGGET

Nugget German Shepherd Dog / Mixed Medium 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 Nugget's Wish List Meet Nugget. Nugget is super friendly. He knows basic commands like "sit" and walks well on leash and loves to be by your side. He loves treats and belly rubs. Nugget gets along well with other dogs when outside (ex. dog park, etc.), but in his home he would need to be the only dog. Please no homes with small animals, cats or small/young children. Interested in adopting Nugget? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Nugget Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Available date: 10/30/2017 Birth date: 8/2/2015 (not exact) Read more →


2021 Tokyo Olympics: Can Athletes Use CBD Products?

Can athletes use CBD and CBD-based products? And what is the relationship of sports with cannabis use in general? Stay tuned to find out! With the Olympic cycle in full swing, questions about what substances athletes can legally use are the hottest topics. Drug use by athletes is one of the most popular and controversial subjects in sports in general, whether it’s to enhance their performance or just for recreation. Allegations and controversies have threatened and ended careers, and every big competition brings a lot of tension, with potential doping scandals ensuing at every corner. Everyone knows that steroid and performance-enhancing drugs aren't legal. But there are substances that are in a so-called grey-zone. People aren’t always sure if these are legal or not. CBD is the most famous example, and questions about whether athletes can use it or not are becoming more and more frequent. So, can athletes use... Read more →


Anna Goldie (nee Raneri), of Bellmawr

Anna Goldie (nee Raneri), of Bellmawr, passed away peacefully, on January 26, 2021. Age 93. Loving wife of the late William Goldie. Devoted mother of Sharon Goldie and Sandra Cima (Rocco). She loved her family, especially her granddaughter, Amanda Petito (Andrew) and her grandsons Rocco Cima, Antonio Cima (Janaye) and Franco Cima (Janine). Anna was blessed with 4 great grandchildren. Services will be private at the request of the family. https://www.gardnerfuneralhome.com Read more →


5 Expert Tips to Earn Traffic from Instagram

With Instagram establishing itself as a dominant force in the region of social media and social networking, your presence on these platforms ever grows more important in order for you to ‘exist’ in today’s world. Be it marketing your products or your goods and services, or just your own creative content, the five hundred million users of Instagram on a daily basis create the perfect free platform for you to compete entirely equally with other similar brands or individuals. However, in the flurry of constant posts on Instagram and the thousands of pages that each individual follows, it ever becomes a challenge to gain the interest of your audience and to actually create real traffic from your Instagram page. You may choose to buy Instagram followers, but doing so will not lead to an increase in your audience or a gain in likes and engagement. By using the features that... Read more →


State Funding for NJ Schools Comes with a lot of Unknowns

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. BY JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER There is uncertainty over what support districts can expect from the Murphy administration as overwhelming financial pressures continue. Gloucester City High School, Gloucester City, NJ relies heavily on the state of New Jersey for financial support. (CNBNews photo) With everything else going on, New Jersey’s public schools are also about to enter a most-unusual budget season for the next school year, with a range of questions looming, both familiar and not. A fundamental question facing them like never before, of course, is what will school even look like whenever New Jersey comes out of the pandemic. But as local districts draft their budgets for 2021-2022, more familiar questions are arising over what share the state... Read more →


Pennsylvania Online Gambling Laws Explained

Why Online Gambling is Legal in Pennsylvania While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibits online gambling across the US as a nation, the ultimate responsibility for legalizing sports betting and casino sites is held by the states. And this is precisely why it is possible for the residents of Pennsylvania (PA), to register with online gambling brands that operate solely in the state. The Legalization of Online Casinos in PA In PA, the residents have the freedom to claim a no deposit bonus US offer whenever one is available, which would be awesome for any US gamblers if they were given the opportunity. Aside from online casinos, the residents of PA can also place wagers on sports or in online poker rooms. This freedom goes beyond what most of the country can enjoy in terms of gambling activities. The reason why the law is different in PA is that... Read more →


Theresa M. (King) Gilham, 61, of Audubon; Graduate of Audubon HS Class of 78

Theresa M. (King) Gilham, 61, of Audubon NJ, was greeted with open arms by the lord on Monday, January 11, 2021. She is survived by her children Jennifer King (Brad Mastalski) Dianna King (Joseph Molluro), Robert Anthony King Jr.; grandchildren Kaylee Alexander, Alexis Mastalski, and James Molluro; and sister Kathleen M. Gilham. She is preceded in death by her parents Patricia (Lamb) Gilham and George L. Gilham; siblings Michele A. (Gilham) DiFilippo and Wendy A. (Gilham) Stillman; and beloved ex-husband Robert A. King Sr. Theresa was born August 16,1960 in Laurel Springs, NJ. She was homecoming queen 1977 and graduated 1978 from Audubon High School. She worked customer service, food service and child care. She had a love for animals, gardening, decorating, cooking, music, fashion and she could always be recognized by her genuine smile. Anyone who knew her knew she was kind and compassionate to everyone. She was very... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: Philadelphia taxpayer burden fourth worst in the nation

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A new report finds that Philadelphia’s budget deficit would cost each of the city’s 1.5 million residents $27,500 to balance, representing the fourth highest tax burden LOVE YOUR MONEY! Gloucestercitynews.net files) in the country. Truth in Accounting released its fifth annual Financial State of the Cities analysis on Tuesday that compares the financial health of 75 of America’s most populous metros and calculates how much each resident would have to pay to cover all of their city’s bills. New York, Chicago, Honolulu, Philadelphia and Nashville round out the bottom five cities with the largest taxpayer burdens. New York City’s taxpayer burden, the highest on the list, more than doubles Philadelphia’s rate, costing each of its 8.4 million residents $68,200. In total, 62 of the 75 cities analyzed failed to balance their budgets. Truth in Accounting said the cities owe... Read more →


Gertrude J. Wakeley "Trudy", Bellmawr, 93

Gertrude J. Wakeley "Trudy" (nee Bayer), on January 26, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Wakeley for 49 years. Devoted mother of Thomas Wakeley and Joann Duffield and stepmother of Dolores O'Neill (the late Joseph). Loving grandmother of Victoria Liebman (Todd), Pamela Wakeley (Jeremy Webb), Thomas Wakeley III (Jodi), and Shannon Eaton (Tyler) and step grandmother of Joseph O'Neill (Amy), Darren O'Neill (Ro), Kevin O'Neill (Jamie), Ryan O'Neill (Amy), and Glenn O'Neill (Cara). Dear great grandmother of 8 and step great grandmother of 9. Trudy was an employee at ITE Imperial as a bookkeeper, retiring in 1992 after 22 years. She was a member of the Bellmawr Little League Women's Auxiliary. There will be a viewing from 8:45am to 9:45am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10:30am Monday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr. Interment New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.... Read more →


What can Bingo Sites do to Attract More Players From Gloucester?

Online bingo sites are doing their utmost to attract as wide a range of players as possible by offering a totally new experience online. The game has tried to shed its past image, when it used to be associated mainly with the elderly. Now, internet bingo sites are bringing in much wider demographics because of the diversity of games on offer. The main ways that bingo operators have done this have been through offering themed bingo rooms and alternative instant win games. Fishing Themes Bingo operators online are not limited to locality and, therefore, can try to appeal to players from different places all over the world. In order to do this, they have to provide a vast range of games that are going to appeal to different people. The easiest way for them to do this is with their themed instant win games, such as scratch cards. For instance,... Read more →


Special Shampoo from Poland Seized by Philadelphia CBP Officers

CBP officers discovered liquid ketamine inside 10 bottles of hair care products from Poland. PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than one gallon of liquid ketamine Saturday in Philadelphia. The parcel arrived from Poland as an express air shipment and manifested as dermatological skin and hair care products. The parcel, which was destined to Boca Raton, Fla., contained 10 plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles and body wash. CBP officers tested the contents with a handheld elemental isotope analysis tool and identified the contents as ketamine hydrochloride. According to the DEA, ketamine is a Schedule III non-narcotic drug regulated under the Controlled Substances Act. Along with other club drugs, ketamine is popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and raves. It delivers hallucinogenic effects and is sometimes used to facilitate sexual assault crimes. Ketamine, commonly known on the street as Special K, can induce... Read more →


James J. Martin, III, of Cherry Hill, 78

On January 25, 2021, age 78. Of Cherry Hill. Loving and devoted husband of 54 years to Carol Martin (nee Oskiera). Loving father of Lisa Dragani and her husband Vincent and Patricia Roder and her husband, John. Cherished “Poppy” to his seven grandchildren, Thomas, Alex, Taylor, Jack, Caitlin, Riley and John and his great-grandson, Jameson. Predeceased by his beloved son, James J. Martin, IV; his parents, James J. Martin Jr. and Helen Fischman Martin; and his sister, Kathleen Tallman (surviving Ralph). Also survived by his brother-in-laws, Kenneth & Robert Oskiera as well as many loving nieces and nephews. James was a graduate of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School class of 1960. He went on to study at Temple University before taking ownership of the family business, James J. Martin & Sons Drywall Contractors. He retired in 2012. James was the past president of the Interior Finishing Contractors Association. He was a... Read more →


How to Make Money on SoundCloud: Complete Guide

SoundCloud is one of the best platforms for all those who are trying to make a name in the music industry. Regardless of whether one is a musician, producer, or a label, SoundCloud works for all. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using SoundCloud to upload your own tracks and how you can maximize the money you make money off of them. Benefits of SoundCloud There are multiple benefits that come with having an account on SoundCloud to promote music. One is that you do not need to create a video for your audio, which reduces the cost and work on your track. The second benefit is that it allows artists to earn revenue from their tracks without having to use ads on their tracks, which might drive away listeners. The revenue that artists earn is based on the number of plays they get. You can upload... Read more →


OP-ED: This "Devout Catholic" has no Problem Stiffing the Pope

January 28, 2021 “Gender ideology is demonic. It militates against the order of creation." ~Pope Francis Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden's executive orders handed down today: On November 12, Pope Francis called President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on his electoral victory. He surely thought that the incoming president would make Catholics proud to have one of their own in the White House. One wonders what the Holy Father now thinks of Bill Donohue (photo courtesy of NewsMaxTV) Biden. On January 28, the White House announced that Biden will issue an executive order that rescinds the Mexico City Policy, the rule that bars U.S. foreign aid to international non-profit organizations that provide for abortion or abortion counseling. This policy was first implemented by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and has been revoked or reinstated by Democratic and Republican administrations, respectively, since... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Additional Hunting Opportunities to Open in February

Snow Goose Conservation Order and Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day Open; Multiple Hunting and Trapping Seasons Continue Additional waterfowl hunting opportunities are available in February with the opening of the Snow Goose Conservation Order Monday, Feb. 1 and a second special youth waterfowl hunting day Saturday, Feb. 6. Information for hunters is available from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control at de.gov/hunting. Snow Goose Conservation Order The Snow Goose Conservation Order is open Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5, closing for the youth waterfowl hunting day on Saturday, Feb. 6, and reopening on Monday, Feb. 8 through Friday, April 9, excluding Sundays. Note the printed 2020/2021 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide incorrectly indicates the Snow Goose Conservation Order is open Saturday, Feb 6. The Conservation Order is closed Saturday, Feb. 6, with the regular snow goose hunting season reopening for one day when regular snow goose season... Read more →


Justice Mekhi Hennix, age 21, Succumbs to Cerebral Palsy

Justice was born on March 18, 2004, to Angela McBeth, in Mount Holly, New Jersey. His seizure disorder began to surface around four weeks when he was hospitalized for seizure activity. By the end of that night, he experienced over 30 seizures. After weeks of testing, he was diagnosed with Pachgyria / Polymicrogyria which over time led to quadriplegic cerebral palsy. His first doctor of Neurology sent Justice’s MRI to his mentor, who happened to be the only doctor in the world to specialize in this disorder, to provide an overview of life expectancy based on his brain scans. Justice’s mom knew this was bigger than her and decided to give herself and her son to the Lord. Over time, Justice experienced medical ups and downs. Slowly, his quality of life changed and his medical needs greatly increased. His mom kept her faith in the Lord that He would provide... Read more →


Attorney General of NY Says Cuomo Administration Failed to Report COVID 19 Deaths

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A bombshell report by New York Attorney General Letitia James claims the Cuomo administration dramatically underreported the number of nursing home deaths due to COVID-19, and Gloucestercitynews.net files Republican leaders are calling for resignations at the highest levels. The report by James’ office requested data from 62 nursing homes, roughly 10 percent of the state’s facilities. It indicates that the state Department of Health did not count nursing home residents who contracted the virus, were sent to hospitals and died there as part of the nursing home death toll. The facilities reported 1,914 deaths to the Attorney General’s office, yet the Department of Health reported 1,229, an undercount of nearly 56 percent. In a statement, James said it was important to understand why nursing home residents “unnecessarily suffered” at a high rate and vowed to protect them and workers... Read more →


GHS Lady Lions win first two

Lady Lions defeated Lindenwold 58 - 12 on Tuesday and Thursday beat Lindenwold 50 - 10 in the Lions Colonial Conference debut behind seniors Crystal Johnson, Allyson Velez and Emily Keith. The Lions debut wins, came under the cloud of Covid Restrictions. No parents (not even seniors) who were allowed to watch their children play. Only allowed during the game were game day personnel who were premitted in attendance. In game one Senior Allyson Velez scored game high 18 points with 4 three pointers and Senior Crystal Johnson scored the games first 3 points enroute to scoring 12 points. In the second game Johnson tallied a career high 15 points with Senior Emily Keith adding 13 and Velez dropping 10 points. Lady Lions next game will be Saturday and can be viewed on Youtube at GHS live Pictured below Crystal Johnson Pictured below Hannah Bryszewski Pictured below Allyson Velez Read more →


Police Need Help Identifying / Locating Driver Involved in Camden City Hit-and-Run

Camden City, N.J. (January 28, 2021)– Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the driver involved in a Jan. 27 fatal hit-and-run in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to the 2600 block of Mt. Ephraim Ave. shortly before 10 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. When they arrived, they located a man suffering from injuries to the head. The victim, identified as Lawrence Lloyd, 46, of Camden, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m. A witness told officers the driver who hit Lloyd drove off after the incident. Through the investigation, detectives collected evidence and surveillance footage that indicates the vehicle involved is possibly a 2001-2006 Mazda Tribute or a 2001 to 2007 Ford Escape. The vehicle involved might have damage... Read more →


After 25 Years of Service Gloucester City Police Corporal Bill Lessig Retires

CORRECTED Gloucester City, NJ (January 28, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police announced today the retirement of Corporal William Lessig who served the residents of the City for the past 25 years. . We would like to congratulate Cpl. William Lessig on his retirement today.Cpl. Lessig retired with 25 years of service to the residents of Gloucester City.Throughout his career, he was a Patrolman, Corporal, and Accident Investigator. Cpl. Lessig had several letters of commendation and was named Officer of the Year.We wish him well on his future endeavors. image courtesy of https://frontlinerehab.com/ Read more →


The Governor of NJ Defends Vaccination Registration System as Public Criticism Climbs

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. LILO H. STAINTON, HEALTH CARE WRITER The administration cites COVID-19 successes but fails to explain why the registration database isn’t linked to 95% of public immunization sites People waiting on standby for a slot to open at the Gloucester County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega site, Rowan College, Sewell NJ (CNBNews photo) Amid growing public frustration, Gov. Phil Murphy defended the state’s patchwork COVID-19 vaccination sign-up system as a process still being refined and reiterated his pleas for patience with New Jersey’s coronavirus immunization program. “Remember we are building the airplane here as we’re flying it. It may be the most complex logistical undertaking — other than going to war — in the history of the United States,” Murphy said Wednesday, when... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Lt. Stephen Burkhardt Retires After 25 Years

Corrected/Updated : Lt Jason Flood Lt. Steve Burkhardt (Ret) (Gloucester City, NJ)(January 28, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department today announced the retirement of Lt. Stephen Burkhardt. We would like to congratulate Lt. Stephen Burkhardt on his retirement today.Lt. Burkhardt retired with 25 years of service to the residents of Gloucester City.Throughout his career, he was a Field Training Officer, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor at the police academy, K-9 Handler, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and Lieutenant.Lt. Burkhardt was well respected in the policing field.We wish him well on his future endeavors. Replacing Lt. Burkhardt is Sgt. Jason Flood at a salary of $119,657. Assuming the position of sergeant is Officer Blaise O’Donnell at a salary of $109,977. Read more →


NJBIA Opposes ‘Bad Faith’ Bill that Will Lead to Costly Litigation, Raised Premiums 

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association continues to oppose legislation that will result in consumers and businesses paying more for auto insurance due to litigation costs. The “New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act,” also known as the “bad faith” bill, is being voted on by the Senate today. It proposes to create a private cause of action for consumers regarding perceived unfair or unreasonable practices by insurers. NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas said, if enacted, bill S-1559 would open the floodgates for lawsuits that would be extremely costly for insurers to defend or settle. “This bill will only enable unscrupulous counsel to target consumers with meritless lawsuits in the hopes of obtaining settlements from companies concerned about litigation costs,” Buteas said. “The end result will be consumers and businesses paying the price in the form of higher insurance premiums.” In testimony submitted to the Senate, Buteas noted... Read more →