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February 27, 2021

Lions v Rams Thriller Ends in Overtime 65-62

photo credit Bruce Darrow, CNBNews photographer GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 27, 2021)(CNBNews)--This year's boys basketball game between Gloucester Catholic and Gloucester High was played at Gloucester Catholic's gym. The 10 AM game, the first morning start in the series, was played without fans because of the pandemic. Catholic won the contest in overtime by a score of 65-62. Rams Ryan Roney finished with a game high of 25, with eight of those points coming in overtime. This is the fourth year that the Rams have taken the series. Jason Morgan tied a career-high with five 3-pointers and 19 points to help Gloucester Catholic improve to 10-2 on the season. Gloucester fell to 8-4, according to NJ.com .Aydan Hagan was just as hot for Gloucester. The... Read more →


Mount Holly Woman Faces Multiple Illegal Drug Charges

Fatal overdose could lead to upgraded charges Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Lumberton Township Police Chief Nicholas Peditto announced that a Lumberton woman has been charged with possessing and planning to sell illegal narcotics. Linda Naulty, 53, of the first block of Cedar Street in Mount Holly, was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute Within 1,000 Feet of a School (Third Degree) and Failure to Surrender Narcotics (Disorderly Persons). Naulty was transported to Mays Landing and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The investigation began on February 8 after Lumberton police officers and emergency... Read more →


Burlington Township Resident Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter announced that a 21-year-old Burlington Township man has been charged with possessing child sexual abuse material. James Hunt, of the first block of Threadleaf Terrace, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree and one Third Degree). He was taken into custody at his home on February 24 and released following a hearing in Superior Court in Mount Holly. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury for possible indictment. The investigation began last year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Hunt’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed... Read more →


Environmental Bills Up for Vote in the New Jersey Assembly on Monday

image courtesy of Politico The following bills will be up for a vote on the Assembly floor on Monday, March 1, 2021: A4397 Aca (Pinkin) Allows installation of residential solar energy systems prior to obtaining construction permit or interconnection approval during COVID-19 emergency. “Our solar jobs were hit hard by the public health emergency, but these projects should be prioritized when it comes to dealing with the coronavirus impacts. For the first few months of the public health emergency, New Jersey wasn’t letting solar installations to continue. Meanwhile, projects like the NJ Turnpike widenings and other fossil fuel projects have been allowed to continue unhindered during the pandemic. The SRL pipeline was under construction while solar couldn’t be built,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the... Read more →


Four-Legged First Responders Cheer Up Vaccination Center Staff

Therapy Dogs Provide Support to Vaccination Center Staff COVID-19 Response After nearly one year of its nonstop response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Camden County Health Department, Jefferson Health- New Jersey, Rutgers-Camden Nursing faculty and staff were visited by a team of four-legged first responders. Staff was given time on Wednesday to meet and interact with a squad of Crisis Response Canines, a group of emotional support dogs who offer strength and comfort to families, individuals, and first responders during times of intense traumatic emotions and in the aftermath of critical incidents. “These men and women have been on the job 24/7 for nearly 12 months, responding to constituents, locating testing services, preparing the vaccination rollout, and much more,” said County Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison... Read more →


CNB Business: Baldwin Equities announces Linkedin Learning for Tenants at William in Newark

NEWARK, NJ FEB 25 2021 – Baldwin Equities in partnership with Striker Leasing announces that 45 William will be the first residential building in the country to offer its tenants free access to LinkedIn Premium - which includes a membership to LinkedIn Learning. Through this program, tenants will have free access to the entire slate of over 16,000 expert-led LinkedIn Learning courses in addition to the many networking features LinkedIn Premium offers. The LinkedIn Premium membership will provide job and career exposure to William House tenants to help them thrive and increase their earning potential whether as employees or as independent entrepreneurs. It is part of a pilot program Avi Benamu, co-founder of Baldwin Equities, would like to offer with LinkedIn to give Newark residents... Read more →


Officer Down: Texas Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele

TAWIWO OBELE Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas End of Watch Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele, age 68 died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Beto Unit in Palestine, Texas. Officer Obele had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for two years. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | February... Read more →


Attention Camden County Residents, Online Vaccination Scheduling Available Now

The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health – New Jersey, will begin vaccinating individuals at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College – Blackwood Campus. On-line scheduling is available now. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE. REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE. The New Jersey Department of Health, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, has established a phased priority group process for administering the vaccine. The State of New Jersey has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to several million more people in the state. The eligibility has been expanded to include Phase 1a and certain individuals in Phase 1b plus all the... Read more →


Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on Ordinance Banning Firearms in Certain Areas

At the March 2nd Business Meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will hold a vote on an ordinance banning firearms in certain public places. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to OPPOSE Item 09 on the agenda. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting is to be held electronically. Citizens may sign-up to speak remotely, over phone or video conference, no later than noon the day of the hearing. Information may be found here. In addition, you may click the “Take Action” button below to contact Board of Supervisors members directly. Item 09 prohibits firearms, ammunition, and components in county owned public buildings, public parks, recreational centers, and parts of buildings being used for governmental purposes. There is an exemption for concealed handgun permit... Read more →


Apply Now for the 2021 Camden County Hero Scholarship Program

Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving Camden County, or they themselves serve Camden County in a public safety capacity. One award will be presented in each field of service: Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS. A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gary R. Cline, Ret., Merchantville Police Department, will be offered to a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in law enforcement. A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gene Dannenfelser, Ret., Camden County Fire Marshal’s Office, will be offered to a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in fire service. A $1,000 scholarship in memory of Cpl. Christopher Milito, Delaware River Port Authority Police Department, will be awarded to a graduating... Read more →


5 Undeniable Guidelines for Choosing a Contractor

Whether it is constructing a new house or carrying out a repair, it is always important to hire a professional contractor rather than do it yourself. But choosing the right contractor may not be easy for most of us. An incompetent contractor can cause delays, substandard work, or even legal issues. Follow these guidelines to choose the contractor for your project. The Contractor Must Be Licensed Before choosing a contractor for your project, make sure the person is licensed to work in your area. A valid license demonstrates a contractor's credibility and knowledge of a particular project. It also proves that contractors have taken an exam and qualified in building and related processes. Before starting, make sure you get the contractor's license number. It may... Read more →


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Donates Meals to Healthcare Workers

Atlantic City, N.J. (Feb. 26, 2021) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City employees dropped off heart-healthy meals to healthcare workers of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Mainland Campus on Thursday, Feb. 25. In total 125 meals were curated by the Hard Rock Atlantic City culinary team and delivered to the day and night shift employees of the Heart and Vascular Institute. Read more →


Norcross Favors Equality Act to End Discrimination Against All LGBTQ Americans

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections not just in the workplace, but in every place – in employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations. “For decades, tireless leaders, activists and committed citizens have marched and mobilized to advance progress and secure the promise of equality and justice for the LGBTQ community in New Jersey and across the country” said Congressman Norcross. “To build on the progress we have made, I’m honored to join my colleagues to pass the Equality Act to finally, fully end discrimination against... Read more →


NJ Hazard Mitigation Plan, Camden County Citizen Survey

Broadway and Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ (year 2009) photo by Caleigh Pittman (see article) Dear Camden County Residents, Natural hazards have the potential to cause property loss, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety. While an important aspect of emergency management deals with disaster recovery (i.e., those actions that a community must take to repair damages and make itself whole in the wake of a natural disaster), an equally important aspect of emergency management involves hazard mitigation. Hazard mitigation actions are efforts taken before a disaster happens to lessen the impact that future disasters of that type will have on people and property in the community. They are things you do today to be more protected in the future.... Read more →