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February 23, 2021

Dona A. Parker, of Mullica Hill (nee Bobo), formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alum

Dona A. Parker Dona A. Parker, “Bo”, (nee Bobo), 78, of Mullica Hill, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ passed away on February 21, 2021. Beloved wife of Henry G. Parker for 45 years, devoted mother of Walter McGuinness, Jr. (Jeanette), Glenn Parker and the late Colleen Sorbello (Samuel). Loving grandmother of Jeff Sorbello (Melissa), Brayden McGuinness, Landon McGuinness and Great Grandmother of Samuel Sorbello. Dear sister of James Bobo (Elizabeth) and the late John, Robert, Frances, Virginia, Marie and Regina. Dona was also predeceased by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Bobo. Dona graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1961. Her first job was in the insurance industry at Penn Mutual in Philadelphia. Later in life, she worked for the Harrison Township Elementary School... Read more →


Rowan U Athletics Returning in March

GLASSBORO, NJ - Rowan University Athletics has announced that it will return to competition in early March for the sports of baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, after being idle for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maintain a safe environment and follow state guidelines, fans for all five sports’ competitions on campus will be limited to two parents or guardians per Rowan student-athletes. Guests of visiting teams will not be permitted to attend any events on Rowan’s campus. Live streaming broadcasts for all home games in baseball, softball and women’s lacrosse will be available via the school’s website, RowanAthletics.com. "This marks a return to the fields and the track after a long year away... Read more →


How to Set up a Cannabis Dispensary

With over 14 states allowing the legal consumption of cannabis, it is likely that its legalization will spread to more and more parts of the country. Whether you are in an area that allows for the set up of cannabis businesses or you expect it to be legalized soon, you might be thinking about setting up your own recreational marijuana business. To help you get started, this guide outlines five steps in order to make this dream a reality. Read on below in order to see what has been picked. Understand the Legal Risks While cannabis is becoming increasingly legal across many states, there are a lot of laws that have to be adhered to, states with a low likelihood of legalization and potential legal... Read more →


Former Bellmawr Resident Jesse Ryan Yip Succumbs; Triton Alum, Avid Skydiver

Jesse Ryan Yip age 33 Suddenly, on February 12, 2021, at age 33. Of Port Charlotte, Florida. Formerly of Bellmawr, NJ. Beloved son of Dawn Renn and William “Jesse” Yip. Loving brother of Dylan Powers, Alexis Yip and Jenna Yip. Cherished maternal grandson of Jane Renn and the late Robert Renn. Cherished paternal grandson of Ilse Yip and the late Arthur Yip. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, as well as Ashley Hall and her two daughters, Kayleigh and Paige of Port Charlotte, FL. Jesse was a graduate of Triton High School class of 2006. He went on to graduate Boot Camp in the U.S. Army in 2009. Jesse was an avid skydiver and loved playing football and hockey. Relatives and... Read more →


James V. Heise, Jr., Correction Officer, PBA Executive, Desert Storm Vet

James V. Heise, Jr. February 3, 1966 - February 17, 2021 Surrounded by love and his family, James “Jimmy” Heise, Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 55 on February 17th, 2021 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Born and raised in Collingswood, NJ and 22 year resident of Mantua, NJ. Jim is the beloved and cherished son of Betty (Whiting) McKeown and the late Harry Mckeown. Beloved husband of 21 years to Cheryl (Guckes) Heise. Admired father to his children Amanda Heise, Jimmy Heise, Jake Heise, and Joey Heise. Cherished brother of Daniel Heise (Kristan), Tracey Cannon (Joe), Jennifer Hiltner (Jason), Jessica McKeown, Steven McKeown (Diane), and Christopher McKeown. Jim is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jimmy graduated from Collingswood... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Lieutenant Eugene Lascondiana, Stabbed to Death by Inmate

Lieutenant Eugene Lascondiana Department of Correction, Indiana End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 2021 Michigan City, Indiana-Lieutenant Eugene Lasco, age 57, was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana. The prisoner was being escorted through a common area when he began to assault another corrections officer. When Lieutenant Lasco came to the officer's assistance the inmate stabbed him as well before being subdued by other officers. Lieutenant Lasco and the other wounded officer were transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City. Lieutenant Lasco succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. The inmate, who was serving a sentence for three murders in Marion County, was charged with murder was charged with Lieutenant Lasco's murder and other offenses. Lieutenant Lasco... Read more →


Review: Famoid - Best Instagram followers

In this current century, you won’t find any internet user who does not have a social media account. Since maintaining a website takes time and requires a budget, social media platforms are the only way of communication and promotion for most small businesses. For this reason, you have to care about your social presence and audiences as a business owner. However, if you are not an expert or lack the time to maintain your business profile, you should hire a professional team who can seriously grow your social brand. In this post, we are reviewing Famoid, a dedicated social media service team that is helping hundreds of businesses to survive in this competitive time. Let’s know more. Providing high demand services If you peek at... Read more →


Op-Ed: Gov. Tom Wolf No Friend of Pennsylvania

Nathan Benefield | RealClearWire/The Center Square In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under renewed scrutiny for his bungled nursing home policy and a subsequent coverup to avoid a Justice Department Wolf, no friend of Pennsylvania residents investigation. Questionable gubernatorial leadership, though, isn’t limited to the Empire State. Just look south to Pennsylvania, where Cuomo’s Democratic colleague, Tom Wolf, faces bipartisan concerns about his pandemic-era leadership. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Wolf has failed to ensure health and economic security; rejected calls for transparency; refused to work with the legislature; and enacted mandates that harmed working Pennsylvanians. At one time, Wolf was viewed as a cerebral, if not high-minded, individual. Today, Pennsylvanians see an inflexible governor whose COVID policies are tainted by mismanagement and scandal. This... Read more →


CNB Books: ‘A Mirror And A Prayer’

Beauty Icon’s Unfiltered Reflections On A Rocky And Wild Ride Gina Rivera finally found “the authentic me…waiting to break free.” Her memoir is one part narrative, one part how to succeed in business, and all parts inspiration. (NAPSI)—There was a time when Gina Rivera: • Stole cookie dough and gasoline during financial hard times. • Was almost strangled by a mass murderer. • Had a boyfriend arrested by the FBI for drug distribution. The boldly blonde mohawked Rivera is an amalgamation of what many would label contradictory circumstances. Once a high school dropout, Gina has transformed her dreams as a hairstylist into a nationwide beauty empire. Her unfiltered autobiography, “A Mirror And A Prayer,” illuminates the amazing highs and devastating lows of her life, with... Read more →


Jerry Shields Sentenced for Sexual Assault and Other Crimes that Occurred in Avalon

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced on Friday, February 19, 2021, Jerry Shields, a 32-year-old male from Port Jefferson, New York, was sentenced to 11 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Criminal Part. This sentence was related to the July 13, 2018, sexual assault that occurred in Avalon, New Jersey and the joint investigation that was conducted by detectives from the Avalon Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Shields was indicted on January 22, 2019, on 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, two counts of 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and on November 26, 2019, Shields was also indicted on 1st... Read more →


The History of Law Enforcement in The Black Community

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Coalition for A Safe Community and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office welcomes the public to a Black History Month Virtual Zoom/Presentation on The History of Law Enforcement in The Black Community (Use of Force Revisited) with Dr. Theodore Darden. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 6:00 P.M. Dr. Darden holds an associate’s degree in police science from Blackhawk Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Upper Iowa University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a master’s degree in higher education from Kaplan University (Purdue University Global), and a Ph.D in leadership studies with a criminal justice emphasis from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY.... Read more →


Where Are Danielle Imbo/Richard Petrone Jr., Couple Disappeared in 2005

PHILADELPHIA PA (Feb. 23, 2021)--The FBI, Philadelphia Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Mount Laurel Police Department, and Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance as we continue to investigate the disappearance, 16 years ago today, of Danielle (Ottobre) Imbo and Richard Petrone, Jr. They were last seen in the late evening hours of Saturday, February 19, 2005, leaving a bar on Philadelphia’s South Street for Rich’s black 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. An extensive investigation to date has generated some promising leads; however, neither they nor the vehicle have ever been located. The investigation into Danielle and Rich’s disappearance remains open and active, with additional personnel currently assisting the case team in reviewing intelligence and interviewing individuals who may be able to... Read more →


NJ Students Named to Western New England University's Fall 2020 Dean's List

SPRINGFIELD, MA (02/22/2021)-- Close to 750 students have been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Western New England University. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve a GPA of 3.30 or higher. "We are so proud of our Dean's List students who demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in their studies despite the unique challenges of our fall semester," commented Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President. "Of the roughly 3,000 colleges and universities tracked by the College Crisis Initiative, Western New England University was among just 27% nationwide that resumed primarily 'in-person' teaching last fall. Our Dean's List students stayed focused and engaged; they should be very proud of their achievements. Well done, Golden Bears!" The following students have earned their place... Read more →


Since 2000 Asian Population in NJ Increased 95%; Bias Crime Against Asians Also Up

Camden City N.J. – Acting Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is showing support and highlighting resources for the Asian community following the recent increase in attacks against Asian Americans in some areas of the country. Gloucestercitynews.net files The State of New Jersey has the third-highest population of Asian Americans behind only Hawaii and California, according to a 2019 report by Jersey Promise, an organization that serves the Asian American community by building understanding of the state’s diverse communities and identifying top policy priorities. The report also cites a 95% increase of Asian Americans in New Jersey from 2000 to 2017, making it the fastest growing racial group in the state. “Asian Americans are an integral part of our community. The... Read more →


Kutztown University Announces Fall 2020, Winter 2021 Degree Recipients

KUTZTOWN, PA (02/22/2021)-- Kutztown University has conferred degrees for more than 480 students for the 2020 fall semester and 2021 winter session. Kutztown University announces degree conferment twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in May and December; however, students finish the requirements for graduation throughout the entire year. The following students have been awarded degrees following the 2020 fall semester and 2021 winter session. The cumulative grade point average necessary for honors distinction is: with honor (cum laude) 3.40; with high honor (magna cum laude) 3.60 and with highest honor (summa cum laude) 3.80. Students who have requested privacy (FERPA) are not listed publicly. 8.6.0 Sarah Elise Hlay, Burlington, NJ (08016), Bachelor of Science in... Read more →


Cherry Hill Resident Charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Camden City, N.J. – A Cherry Hill man has been charged after detectives learned he was soliciting sexually explicit images of underage girls, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan. Peter Tomasetti, 24, of Cherry Hill has been charged with one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU), Cherry Hill Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Cherry Hill Office went to Tomasetti’s home on the unit block of Whitman Ave. on Feb. 17 as part of an investigation. During the search, detectives located a phone belonging to Tomasetti that contained multiple social media accounts soliciting sexual images of underage girls. Tomasetti was taken to the... Read more →