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February 22, 2021

NJBIA Not Pleased with NJ's Adult-use Cannabis Reform

(Feb. 22, 2021)--New Jersey Business & Industry Association Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas issued the following statement regarding the signing of Adult-use Cannabis Reform Bills into law today. “We are disappointed that the enabling legislation signed today to create an adult-use cannabis market falls short on allowing businesses to effectively maintain drug-free workplaces, as they are essential for certain safety occupations. “By relying on certified experts whose training is not based on scientific standards, the legislation simply does not go far enough to maintain workplace safety. NJBIA was glad to hear recognition by our legislators today that there is a lack of workplace provisions in the current bills. We look forward to working with the Legislature and the Governor’s office on clean-up legislation to... Read more →


Pemberton Township Man Charged with Fatally Shooting Cousin

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that a Browns Mills man was charged yesterday with fatally shooting his cousin during an Antwian Warthen argument Friday night. Antwian Warthen, 29, of the 400 block of Garden Avenue, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). The investigation began Friday at approximately 9:15 p.m. when Pemberton Township police officers were dispatched to Warthen’s home for a report of a man severely bleeding, possibly due to a stab wound. Upon arrival, they were informed that Warthen had just transported his cousin, Horace Warthen, 39, of Burlington City, to Capital Health at Deborah - Emergency Services.... Read more →


NJ Marijuana Legalization Bills Now Law

Anybody want to get high? Come to NJ it is legal!!! ~CNBNews By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square)(Feb. 22, 2021) – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation that legalizes marijuana in New Jersey and a measure to address underage possession and consumption. However, some lawmakers are crying foul, saying one of the bills goes easy on underage possession. A-21/S-21, “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act,” creates a regulatory system for the Garden State’s budding cannabis industry. Another measure, A-1897/S-2535, decriminalizes marijuana and hashish possession. “Our current marijuana prohibition laws have failed every test of social justice, which is why for years I’ve strongly supported the legalization of adult-use cannabis,” Murphy said in a... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: $1.2B OF COVID-19 SUPPORT IS COMING TO NJ SCHOOLS

The Murphy administration will devote over $1 billion from federal COVID funds for school districts, with a major focus on mental health and learning supports Gloucestercitynews.net files for students. Grants will also be available for tutoring and summer programs. "Providing our school communities with increased flexibility and support is essential to move our education system forward. The additional federal funds will allow districts to best meet the individual needs of their students during this challenging time," Gov. Phil Murphy said. (Patch / NJ Spotlight) WEED DEAL: LAWMAKERS WHIP VOTES, DEADLINE LOOMS On Friday, after a week of touch-and-go, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a new cannabis cleanup bill, with a detailed penalty structure: For youth ages 18 to 21, a $50 fine for cannabis use... Read more →


From Bones We Rise, The Empathics Now Through May 1, Gallery visits by appointment

From Bones We Rise re-imagines the world through The Empathics, a futuristic utopian female race GLASSBORO, NJ – Saya Woolfalk is a New York-based artist who created a complex, futuristic utopian culture and society of an interspecies female race called The Empathics. Their mythology and story of origins began with the discovery of chimeric bones that triggered them to metamorphose into a plant, animal, and human hybrid creature. In modern Empathic society, anyone may elect to undergo the experience of interspecies hybridization, thus choosing to become an Empathic and a socially evolved being. The world of the Empathics emerged from the artist's investigations and interest in anthropology, science fiction, folklore, mythology, and Afrofuturism. Drawing upon her own experience as a Black, Asian, and white American... Read more →


Face of Defense: Border Patrol Encounter Baby Born in Frigid Temperatures Near the Rio Grande

MISSION, Texas – McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents encounter an adult female and her newborn in the brush near the Rio Grande. Friday evening, MCS agents working in Mission, Texas, received information that a pregnant Honduran woman was in distress somewhere in the brush near the Rio Grande. Agents immediately responded to the area and initiated a search for the woman. As agents conducted their search, they received additional information that the woman had given birth. A short time later, an agent found and confirmed the woman had given birth. The agent relayed his location and immediately requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Other agents arrived on scene including a Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician who provided aid to the woman and child. The temperature... Read more →


First Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center in the Cramer Hill Section of Camden 

(CAMDEN CITY, NJ) - Cooper University Health Care opened the first neighborhood-based COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Camden in Cramer Hill. The Cramer Hill and East Camden section makes up 38% of Camden’s population, but accounts for 44% of COVID-19 cases in the City. The Kroc Center is a well-known facility providing a wide-range of community services and was visited by President Barack Obama in May 2015 when he called Camden “a symbol of promise for the nation.” As a place trusted by the community, the Kroc Center is a great location to not only provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine, but to simultaneously create a community setting where local residents can go to... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden v. The Bishops

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor February 19, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the growing tension between President Biden and the bishops: President Biden has been in office for just over a month and already he is on a collision course with the bishops. It reached a new level today when he issued a statement endorsing the Equality Act; next week it will be voted on in the House and will also be reintroduced in the Senate. Biden sees the Equality Act as granting "dignity and respect" to everyone, making sure that "America lives up to our foundational values of equality and freedom for all." He says it is needed because "LGBTQ+ Americans" have been denied "full equality." This is a dishonest account.... Read more →


How Students Can Help Deal With Pollution

The world we currently live in is very badly affected by increasing pollution levels. On an everyday basis, we use a lot of things that add to this problem. From vehicles emitting pollutants directly into the air to the use of plastic that ends up in landfills or goes to the ocean. There’s a lot all around us that causes an increase in pollution. Because of these reasons, all of us have to play our part to deal with this problem. Even young students who are not yet professionals can do a lot in this regard. They can take part in volunteer work or even write research papers. Some of the essays on the topic at https://phdessay.com/free-essays-on/pollution/ will show you how university students are able... Read more →


GLOBAL DATA: Serena Williams tops the commercial pile for women’s sport at an estimated $32.2m

Tennis legend Serena Williams stands as the most commercially valued athlete across women’s sport with her 18 partnerships standing at an estimated $32.2m for 2021. Grand slam rival Naomi Osaka comes in second at $27.1m, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Gloucestercitynews.net files Patrick Kinch, Sport Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Tennis currently represents the most lucrative sporting sector for women’s sport in terms of athlete endorsements, with 122 brand partnerships across its top 13 players accumulating an estimated $97.26m in sponsorship value this year.” Osaka, owing to her dual nationality with Japan and the USA, combined with her early grand slam success, makes her an attractive prospect for brands, with her current status pushing her sponsorship value. While as a legend of... Read more →


Transportation Security Administration Hiring over 6,000 Airport Security Officers

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching recruitment efforts nationwide to fill over 6,000 Transportation Security Officer (TSO) positions by summer 2021. “TSOs are a critical first line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations. “Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a higher number of travelers regularly by the summer months and will need additional officers to support our critical mission.” Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the months ahead and the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public, TSA has launched national efforts to recruit new employees in support of screening... Read more →


Officer Down: Police Officer Horacio Sebastian Dominguez Killed in Auto Crash

Police Officer Horacio Sebastian Dominguez Miccosukee Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police County of Collier, Florida End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 2021 Police Officer Horacio Dominguez, 43, was killed in a vehicle crash on I-75 near mile marker 51 in Collier County at about 1:20 am. One of the rear tires on his patrol blew out, causing his vehicle to go out of control and overturn several times. Officer Dominguez suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Officer Dominguez was a U.S. Marine Corps and Army National Guard veteran. He is survived by his wife and young daughter. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | February 22, 2021 Read more →


Latest On The School Reopening Saga Across The Nation

Biden Administration Waffles, Media Tires Of Rhetoric And Unions Claim Their Actions Won’t Harm Students WASHINGTON, D.C. The media finally appear to be losing patience at the Biden Administration’s waffling on the issue of school reopening. Joe Biden made school reopening and his ability to get it done quickly and safely a signature campaign promise. Many observers and fans were led to believe that given his extraordinary influence with the heads of the teacher's unions, he’d be able to prevail on them to move out of the way, knowing that their nemesis Donald Trump was no longer calling the shots. video courtesy of Fox29 Meanwhile, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry T. Jordan, who has long complained about not enough resources or assurances of safety... Read more →


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Face of Defense:

Coast Guard announces 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Petty Officer 1st Class Ashleigh Seibert, a yeoman at Sector Anchorage, was named the 2020 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year (REPOY) and was recognized at the Armed Services YMCA Annual Salute to the Military in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2020. Seibert’s nomination resulted from her outstanding work with Sector Anchorage’s administration office. “YN1 has been such a valuable asset as we worked through various challenges that ranged from personnel shortages to transfer season during an ongoing pandemic," said Senior Chief Petty Officer Jennifer Hull, Sector Anchorage admin branch chief. "Her leadership, camaraderie and commitment have been a tremendous addition to the team. We're lucky to have her." Seibert was selected for Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS) orders to... Read more →


An Ideal Excerpt about Music Scholarships for students to Obtain Josh Gibson MD Scholarship

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Samaritan Receives Gift from WCRE Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament

WCRE’s event generates nearly $40,000 to distribute among six local not-for-profits WRCE Check Presentation.jpg – The Samaritan team proudly accepted a donation of $3,500 from Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WRCE). From left to right: Chris Rollins, Chief Development Officer, Samaritan; Mary Ann Boccolini, President and CEO, Samaritan; Tammi Coppinger, Director of Operations/Executive Property Manager, WCRE and Vice President and Treasurer, The WCRE Foundation; Jason M. Wolf, Managing Principal, WCRE; and Brian Propp, Director of Strategic Relationships, WCRE. Mount Laurel, NJ – Samaritan was the recent recipient of a $3,500 donation from Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WRCE). The proceeds were raised through WCRE’s Third Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament, held at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, N.J. “We are extremely grateful to have been one... Read more →


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*Gloucester County Fire Academy Training Notice

Please make all checks and vouchers payable to Rowan College of South Jersey. Payment in full or department voucher must accompany registration to confirm and guarantee seating. No refunds, however, substitutions are permitted. Registration closes when class limit of 30 is reached. Registration form can be found at: https://www.rcsj.edu/fireacademy Read more →


Camden City Resident Jimel Quann Shot and Killed; Detectives Investigating

Camden City, N.J. (Feb. 22, 2021)(CNBNews)– Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Camden that happened early Sunday morning, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to the 200 block of Marlton Pike shortly after midnight on Feb. 21 for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they located one victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Jimel Quann, 44, of Camden, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead around 12:30 a.m. Detectives continue to investigate the homicide and ask for anyone with information that could help the case to please contact Det. Elvin Nunez at 856-571-3421 or Camden County Metro Det. Shawn... Read more →


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