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February 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,... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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,... 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... Read more →


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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Free Food for Camden County Residents Friday

Camden County has partnered with Touch New Jersey to bring FREE food distribution to those in need throughout Camden County. Drive-up only, While supplies last. Must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Read more →


From the Desk of

Mayor Daniel T. Spencer, Jr.
City of Gloucester City

My Fellow Citizens of Gloucester City, As a lifelong City resident, and now Mayor, my singular concern has always been the health, safety, and welfare of our residents. Recently, I became aware of a violation of a newly adopted NJDEP regulation for water quality involving PFNA. In 2020, the City authorized... Read more →


*Camden County LIBRARY HOTSPOT LEARNING PROGRAM

(Voorhees, NJ) – As part of its ongoing effort to bridge the digital divide widened by the pandemic, the Camden County Library System began a new hotspot lending program today for remote workers and learners. The program comes in addition to a variety of new digital services already made available through... Read more →


Free InBet Slots Online: The Best Combination of Quality and Design

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Delaware State Parks Fee Season Begins March 1

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds visitors to Delaware State Parks that 2021 entrance fees will be in effect starting Monday, March 1 through Nov. 30. State park entrance fees for vehicles registered in Delaware are $4 at inland parks and $5 at ocean parks. Fees for out-of-state... Read more →


Deadspin: Tiger Woods’ crash proves that Kobe Bryant’s death taught the media nothing

Writing this on the first anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s memorial service is sadly ironic and eternally frustrating, as it serves as a dejected reminder of just how unprofessional and chaotic the media landscape can be, as both of these unfortunate events were so recklessly covered. In case you forgot, TMZ told... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: The top frauds of 2020

by Monica Vaca Associate Director, Division of Consumer Response and Operations 2020 was a tough year. Between the pandemic and the economic crisis, we all had our hands full. And scammers didn’t take any time off either — 2020 was a busy year for fraud. In 2020, the FTC got more... Read more →


Please Cooperate with Contact Tracers

(Camden, NJ) – Thanks to the hard work, sacrifice, and determination of Camden County’s residents, we have successfully “flattened the curve,” but now our community faces the challenge of slowing the spread and keeping it down. The Camden County Department of Health is asking members of the community to be part... Read more →