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February 26, 2021

Rosemary Fox, 72, of Blackwood; formerly of Gloucester City, Employed at Jim's Pizzeria

On February 23, 2021, Rosemary Fox, 72, of Blackwood, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by her four daughters. Rosemary was a longtime resident of Gloucester City and worked for many years at Jim’s Pizzeria. Her warm and loving personality was a bright force in the lives of her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son Joseph Cobb Jr.; her parents, Robert and Edna (Cochran) Whittick; brother, Bobby Whittick Jr. and her longtime love, Butch Moore. Rose is survived by her loving daughters; Mary Mortimer, Lisa Foltz, Michelle Robb (Kenneth) and Brittany Hinman (Charles) and her grandchildren who were the center of her life: Michael, Robert, Christopher, Alyssa, Deanna, Destiny, Olivia, Justin, Kayla, Jordan, Trinity, Adelynn, Preston, and Charleigh, as well as... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: ADVOCATES: 'TORTURE,' DISCRIMINATION IN NJ PRISONS

A legislative group founded by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg heard input from advocates this week about living conditions in the prison system. Others called for an independent investigator to research inmate safety, especially at the state's only women prison, Edna Mahan. (NJ Spotlight) “I can attest that torture in New Jersey prisons and jails has escalated, sexual and racial discrimination reign, that cruelty happens with impunity and that it appears that no one is accountable,” said Bonnie Kerness, coordinator of the American Friends Service Committee’s prison watch. HOW $9.3B NJ SCHOOLS BUDGET AFFECTS YOUR DISTRICT This helpful write-up allows you to search your local school district to discover how Gov. Phil Murphy's latest budget will have an impact. For two-thirds of school districts, aid... Read more →


Things To Do In Camden County

The Diner Plays, Ritz Virtual Production From the ashes of a pandemic-cancelled theatrical event sponsored by Art Pride, THE DINER PLAYS, written by local playwrights Kumar Dari, Randy Petersen, and Alex Wilkie, are a humorous collection of short plays that were to be performed live inside of South Jersey diners last spring! Nearly a full year later, these delightful plays get a second lease on life as a team of five talented directors tackles bringing them to life in this Ritz Theatre virtual production. Click Here to learn more. Friday, February 26th @ 7:30PM Saturday, February 27th @ 7:30PM Sunday, February 28th @ 2:00PM Celebrate Dominican Independence Day Virtually on February 27th Movimiento Tricolor Inc., The City of Camden and Camden County will proudly present... Read more →


Dymir Washington, 24, of Camden City Charged with Murdering 74-Year-Old Grandmom

Camden City, N.J. – A second man has been charged for his alleged role in the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old grandmother in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Dymir Washington, 24, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder, one count of first-degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, and one count of second-degree Eluding Law Enforcement. On Oct. 4, police responded to the 1800 block of Mulford St. for a ShotSpotter activation. When they arrived, they found a woman shot inside a vehicle. The victim, identified as Sheila Baskin, 74, of Camden, was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead from her injuries. Detectives later identified Dayshawn Nesmith, 23, of... Read more →


Down The Shore: New Jersey Ocean Energy Wind Farm Graphics, FAQ’s

This information is to provide the public with a representation of a state-approved wind project off the southern New Jersey coast, and to explain the state’s ambitious efforts to reach certain milestones relating to ocean wind energy in the coming years. This is not intended as endorsement or opposition to any current or future project. The Orsted Project: In the Fall, 2020 Avalon newsletter there was a discussion about a state-approved energy wind farm to be located 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey in the Atlantic Ocean. New Jersey has provided approvals for the wind farm which will be built by Orsted to provide alternative energy to New Jersey. Property owners in southern coastal communities have questions about the project, including the... Read more →


NJ Lottery Anonymity and Prize Information

TRENTON (Feb. 25, 2021) – The New Jersey Lottery today presents all prizes over $1 million that have been claimed since legislation was enacted on January 21, 2020 through the end of 2020 to allow winners to choose to remain anonymous. Since the law was enacted, 26 players have claimed prizes ranging from $1 million to $202 million in New Jersey. All 26 of them chose to remain anonymous. The millionaire list includes winners from the following games: three from Cash4Life; three from Pick-6; three from Powerball; five from Jersey Cash 5; six from Mega Millions; and six from Scratch-Offs. Two of the Mega Millions winners won jackpot prizes of $202 million and $124 million respectively, and a Powerball player won a $190 million jackpot.... Read more →


New DRBC Regulation Prohibits High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Delaware River Basin

Wastewater Importation and Water Exportation Rule Amendments to be Proposed WEST TRENTON, N.J. (February 25) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today approved a final rule prohibiting high volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in the Basin. In a separate action, the Commissioners directed the executive director to propose amendments to update the Commission’s rules concerning importation of wastewater from outside the basin and exportation of basin waters. The first action was adopted with the four Basin state Commissioners voting in the affirmative and the federal Commissioner abstaining. The second action was adopted by unanimous vote of the Commissioners. Both actions were taken at a duly noticed public meeting. Resolution No. 2021-01 amends the Commission’s Comprehensive Plan and Water Code to prohibit HVHF in the Delaware... Read more →


How to Add Value to Your Property

There are many perks to getting on the property ladder and becoming a homeowner. Not only do you have the freedom to create your ideal living space, but it's also an opportunity to make more money in the future. However, if you want to make a decent profit on your property later, you must be willing to put in some work and give your home a bit of an upgrade. Below are just a few ideas you might want to explore to add value to your property. Extension One of the most common ways homeowners can add value to their properties is by making them bigger. You can choose from either a one-story extension, or you might decide that you want all levels of your... Read more →


Union City Man High on "Pot" Sentenced to Five-Years for Killing Friend

Union City Man Sentenced for Mansfield Vehicular Homicide Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 21-year-old Union City man was sentenced yesterday to five years in New Jersey state prison for causing the death of a friend while driving impaired and crashing his vehicle in late 2019 on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mansfield Township. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Johnalex Grullon pled guilty last month to Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree) and Assault by Auto (Third Degree) in exchange for the five-year term. His sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C. Grullon acknowledged in court that he had been smoking marijuana in the car prior to the crash, as well as driving... Read more →


Avalon the Latest to Move to Cape May County Central Dispatch

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Borough Council became the latest community in Cape May County to join the centralized dispatch services provided by Cape May County. Council approved a Shared Services Agreement with the County that results in a five year agreement that begins on March 1, 2021. “The move to County dispatch not only increases the level of services provided to the Borough, but also saves money in our municipal budget”, said Avalon Council President John McCorristin. “We always explore options to enhance public service and we are confident that this new agreement will work very well for the Borough as both emergency and non-emergency calls will move through the County’s dispatch center, providing an unparalleled high level of efficiency for appropriate response”. All emergency and... Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served: Charley Pride, Army Veteran, Played Baseball in Negro Leagues

Feb. 23, 2021 | BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Charley Pride was famous as a country music singer. As an African American, he broke the color barrier in the country music industry with his 1960s and 1970s hits, particularly "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'," released in 1971. Pride, born in 1934, was one of 11 children of a sharecropping family in Sledge, Mississippi. He developed a passion for country music, buying his first guitar at the age of 14 and teaching himself to play by listening to radio broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry. Some of his other hits include: "The Snakes Crawl at Night,"... Read more →


Level Up Your Baccarat Game with these Helpful Tips

Baccarat is one of the easier casino games to learn and is simple to play online or at a brick-and-mortar casino. The game is as simple as the main bet is a choice between two options: who will have the higher total, the Player or Banker. There is also a third possible result, a tie, though this has a very high house edge. If you want to improve your chances by leveling up your baccarat play, read on. Play online baccarat Play online baccarat to try out new strategies. Playing from the comfort and quiet of your home means that you will not be disturbed by other punters or by dealers that may rush you with “Last Bets” orders etc whilst you try out these... Read more →


White-85-Year-Olds Wait While Black and Latino Seniors in Virginia Get Vaccine Priorty

In a move that is outraging senior citizens throughout Virginia, the state is shifting its COVID-19 vaccination distribution to prioritize black and Latino residents even as desperate 85-year-olds interviewed by Judicial Watch struggle to get the shot. Like several other states, Virginia is vaccinating its population in phases, with healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities receiving utmost priority. With that population completed, according to the Virginia Department of Health, the second group includes a peculiar combination of frontline workers, people 65 and over, those with medical conditions, incarcerated criminals and those living in homeless shelters or “migrant labor camps.” As if it were not bad enough that law-abiding seniors are considered as important to Virginia officials as convicts and illegal immigrants, now comes... Read more →


Naasque Holloway, 25, of Camden Charged with one count of first-degree Murder

Camden, N.J. – A man has been charged in the Sept. 13 fatal shooting of a Magnolia man in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Naasque Holloway, 25, of Camden has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder, one count of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of second-degree Certain Persons. A Camden County Metro Police Officer was driving in the area S. 5th St. and Cherry St. around 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 13 when the officer heard gunshots. Shortly after, the officer discovered Meikko Walker, 40, of Magnolia suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Walker was transported to... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Gov. Cumo Needs to Resign

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on accusations of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to step aside immediately pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace. In doing so, he would simply be taking the same medicine he has prescribed for the Catholic Church. If a priest is accused of sexual misconduct, the Church’s zero tolerance policy insists he must step aside pending an investigation. Initially, this policy was directed at offenses committed against minors. However, in 2017 and 2019, Pope Francis said that zero tolerance must also be applied to sexual offenses committed against “vulnerable adults,” defined, in part, as those in a state that “limits their ability” to... Read more →


Delaware River Basin Commission Bans Fracking

... and Moves Towards a Full Ban Today, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted to approve the Proposed Amendments to the Administrative Manual and Special Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Activities. The proposed amendments include the prohibition of high volume hydraulic fracturing in shale and other rock formations, provisions related to water use for hydraulic fracturing, and provisions related to the management of produced water from hydraulic fracturing. The DRBC also adopted Resolution 2021-02 to open up a comment period for a comprehensive ban that would include the importation of fracking wastewater and the exportation of water for fracking. “This is a big win today in the battle to ban fracking on the Delaware River. This historic vote means that fracking can no longer take... Read more →


Down The Shore: Avalon 2021 Budget Includes no Increases in Tax Rate, Water or Sewer

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Borough Council introduced a new $32.8 million budget that results in a zero tax increase for the third consecutive year. The budget was introduced during the Wednesday, February 24th Council meeting with a public hearing and final adoption scheduled in several weeks. The budget maintains the municipal tax rate at 19.9 cents, which is one of the lowest tax rates in the State of New Jersey. This budget also meets the Borough’s prior pledge and obligation for the elimination of all long term general debt service. “The 2021 municipal budget took much time and effort to assemble due to the Covid-19 pandemic impacting various revenues in 2020”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “Due to sound financial practices, a AAA bond rating, the... Read more →