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February 28, 2021

Over 100 Sites in Philadelphia Opened for COVID-19 Vaccination

PHILADELPHIA PA (February 27, 2021)--There are more than 100 sites citywide that are approved to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, and that number continues to grow, but vaccine supply is still relatively low in Philadelphia. Because of the limited supply of vaccines, the City is taking a phased approach to distributing it, focusing on vaccinating those who are at the highest risk first. Because of this approach, the vast majority of the vaccine clinics in Philadelphia currently require appointments. As we plan to receive an increased vaccine supply in the coming weeks and months, we’re growing our network of vaccine distributors. This means that as vaccine supply increases, it will become easier and easier to schedule an appointment and get the vaccine at a location close... Read more →


Brooklawn Man Helped Plan Destruction of Black Churches/Jewish Synagogues

source VICE NEWS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CAMDEN City, N.J. (February 26, 2021)(CNBNews)– A Brooklawn resident today admitted his role in conspiring with members of a white supremacist hate group to threaten and intimidate African Americans and Jewish Americans by vandalizing minority-owned properties throughout the country in September 2019, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Richard Tobin, 19, of Brooklawn, pleaded guilty to the information charging him with conspiracy against rights before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court. Brooklawn is a small community of 1,934 people located on the Delaware River. It is often described by local residents as "God's Little Acre". Tobin was just 18 when he was arrested in November 2019 for instructing The Base members... Read more →


David L. Venella, of Runnemede, age 91

David L. Venella, on February 24, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 91. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee McCarthy) for 66 years. Devoted father of David Venella (Jeanne), Mary Lee Moore (Bernard), Maureen Crocker (Gerald), Dennis Venella (Kathleen), Melissa Mitchell (Keith), Marci Venella, Melinda Venella, and Douglas Venella (Sue). Loving Pop to Allison, Casey, Gregory, Jason, Kaitlin, Courtney, Carlee, Daniel, Paige and Gavin and Great Pop to Harper, Adi, Penelope, and Maeve. There will be a Funeral Mass 12:30pm Saturday, March 6 at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. A livestream of the Funeral Mass can be viewed by visiting www.holychildparish.net at 12:30pm Saturday, March 6th. A clickable link to the livestream can be found on the right... Read more →


Berlin Resident Charged with Strict Liability for Drug Induced Death

Camden City, N.J. – A Berlin Township man has been charged for his role in distributing fentanyl to another man who then died of an overdose hours later, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Berlin Township Police Chief Wayne Bonfiglio. Christopher Mauger, 31, of Berlin Township, has been charged with one count of first-degree Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death. Police were called to the 100 block of Pine Avenue in Berlin Township on Oct. 13, 2020 for a report of a man needing medical attention. When they arrived, they found Sean Abronski, 31, of Berlin Township, unresponsive. Abronski was pronounced dead at the scene. The Camden County medical examiner later determined Abronski died of acute fentanyl intoxication and the manner of... Read more →


Susan M. Jordan, of Bellmawr, age 56

Susan M. Jordan, on February 24, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 56. Beloved mother of Victoria Caldas, Taylor Caldas and the late J.T. Jordan. Loving "Gigi" to Peyton George. Cherished daughter of Dorothy and James Jordan. Dear sister of James Jordan (Robin). Aunt of Shannon and Casey Jordan. Also survived by Obe Caldas, Debbie Polin and many cousins, aunts and uncles. Susan worked for USPS. In her free time, she loved camping and vacationing in Disney, the Bahamas and going on cruises. Susan loved the shore, her animals and most importantly, her family. There will be a celebration of her life held at a later date. Read more →


LOOKING FOR A LOVING HOME: Meet Blingy, Siberian Husky

Blingy Siberian Husky Adult, 9 years old Meet Blingy! Left after her family moved overseas and didn't want to take her, Blingy is looking for her loving, forever home. We were told that she was blind, but her foster mom thinks she can see lights and shadows. Due to her hearing loss, Blingy will howl a littler louder than normal. In spite of this, she can get around well on her own and loves playing in the backyard, especially in the snow. Blingy gets along well with other dogs and children. Although, due to her calm nature, she would love a quiet home where she can just be warm, cozy and get lots of sleep. Interested in adopting Blingy? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: What Is Cryptocurrency?

(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... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Nick Winum Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

DOMINIC J. WINUM Stanley Police Department, Virginia End of Watch Friday, February 26, 2021 STANLEY, VIRGINIA--Police Officer Nick Winum, age 48, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near Judy Lane at approximately 3:30 pm. An occupant of the vehicle got out and opened fire on Officer Winum before he was able to get out of his patrol car. The subject fled the scene after the shooting and was located hiding in a barn a short distance away. The man was shot and killed as he attempted to reach for a weapon as deputies and other officers attempted to take him into custody. Officer Winum had served with the Stanley Police Department for five years and had previously served with the Virginia State... Read more →


DEP’s New Stormwater Rules Start March 2

Requiring the Use of Cleaner, Less Costly Green Infrastructure (21/P06) TRENTON – On March 2, 2021, all New Jersey municipalities and the Department of Environmental Protection will begin implementing new green infrastructure rules to manage stormwater runoff generated by developments across the state, DEP Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette said today. “With decades of experience managing stormwater with both manufactured devices like expensive underground concrete vaults and less costly nature-based solutions like rain gardens, New Jersey has learned that engineering with nature provides better and more cost-effective outcomes for our water quality while beautifying our communities,” Acting Commissioner LaTourette said. “These new Stormwater Management Rules will help make New Jersey’s watersheds cleaner by improving water quality, while also increasing our communities’ resilience to the increased storms... Read more →


First livery for the American Legion-sponsored IndyCar revealed

The American Legion emblem is prominently featured on the newly revealed paint scheme, or livery, for the No. 48 car that will be driven by seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and former NTT IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan during the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series. In December, American Legion and Chip Ganassi Racing announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement for the No. 48 Honda in the 2021 and 2022 NTT IndyCar Series. The American Legion will be featured prominently on the No. 48 Honda during every race in both seasons. Johnson will drive the street and road courses this season, while Kanaan will handle the ovals. The American Legion will be the primary sponsor for multiple oval races during the season, including the Indianapolis 500... Read more →