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February 2021

NJ News Commons: MURPHY SHARES $44.8B SPENDING PROPOSAL

2022 BUDGET: Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy delivered the state's 2022 budget address. Love Your Money Gloucestercitynews.net files The $44.8 billion plan is 10% bigger than last year's, but there are no new taxes to fund the increase. This budget features a full, $6.4 billion contribution to the state's pension system for public employees — the first of its kind since 1996. The state Legislature must sign-off on it by July 1. (NJ Spotlight / WHYY)... Read more →


Consumer Tips: Dealing with Weather Alerts

February 23, 2021 by Colleen Tressler Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Winter this year is turning out to have its own set of weather-related emergencies — and right now, all in the midst of a pandemic. Lots of us are really ready for the winter of 2021 to be over. But while we’re waiting, why not prepare (or see if you might already be prepared) for a weather-related emergency? The FTC’s site, Dealing... Read more →


Online Gambling in North America: Where Can You Play?

Online gambling is incredibly popular in the UK, in several European countries, and in plenty more places. However, the rules for online gambling across North America is a little confusing, so where can you play online casino games and enjoy gambling? Take a look here to find out. USA While there are hundreds of brick-and-mortar casino venues across the United States, online gambling generally still isn’t allowed in the country. In 2011, the Department of... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Needs Your Help; Theft of Wholesale Outlet Vehicle

suspect above/see video below BLENHEIM/GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--The pictured suspect exits a dark colored sedan parked at the adjacent Wawa Store, enters the rear parking area of the Wholesale Outlet Auto Sales on the Black Horse Pike in the Blenheim Section of Gloucester Township. The suspect enters the victim’s 2002 Ford F350, equipped with a Salt Dog snow plow (note American Flag on plow) and a Salt Dog spreader in the truck bed, and drives off... Read more →


Wreaths Across America 2021 Race Program

Expanded partnership with event-management and timing company CompetitorME provides a variety of options for supporters looking to log miles while raising funds to support the mission! COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Feb. 23, 2021 — Today, Wreaths Across America (WAA) proudly announces its 2021 Race Program which will include a 737-mile virtual ESCORT TO ARLINGTON CHALLENGE, two virtual RUNNING FOR WREATHS options (5K and 10K available) in May and September, and one in-person STEM TO STONE... Read more →


Top Side Hustle Ideas To Make Some Extra Money On The Side

Earning a little extra income alongside your full-time job is never a bad idea. Not only will it allow you to potentially save more, but it also means you have some extra disposable income that can be used to buy the things you enjoy in life. There are many ways in which you can potentially earn a side income, from tutoring others in the evening to creating a blog. Below we look into four ways... Read more →


Calvin A. Tomlin, of Bellmawr/Philly; The Sweetest, Kindest, Most Loving Man Ever

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, For I shall not pass this way again." Today we lost the sweetest, kindest, most loving man in the world. TOMLIN, CALVIN A. (SONNY), of Bellmawr and Philadelphia, passed away February 19, 2021, at the... Read more →


NJ Top 5 for Most Flood-Prone Homes in Nation

The First Street Foundation released the Cost of Climate report this week. The report found that New Jersey is number 4 for residential properties at risk within Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA). There are 94,146 residential properties in New Jersey that have a substantial flood risk, with an expected collective loss of $415.4 million this year. According to the report, properties with federal food insurance within the SFHA are projected to see losses averaging $5,676... Read more →


Jay R. Brad Classic Ford Auto Collector, Select M & T/Northeast Medical Owner

Jay R. Brad, On February 18, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 59. Beloved husband of Margaret "Peg" (nee Hutchinson). Devoted father of Amanda Cook (Rob), Megan Brad and his third child, his cat Snowflake Brad and grand-cats Tiger and Echo. Brother of Carolyn Lore (the late Ron Lore), Joann Cathart (Charlie) and the late Joseph Brad. Brother-in-law of Jeanie Brad. Dear son of the late Joseph and Martha (nee Dolt). Also survived by many nieces and... Read more →


Rutgers Confronts Ties to Slavery With New Historical Markers

President Jonathan Holloway announces plaques will be installed at four New Brunswick locations this spring Rutgers is taking new steps to acknowledge its connection to slavery and racial injustice with the creation of four additional historical markers that tell the story of its early benefactors whose families made their fortunes through the slave economy. The markers shed new light on some of the most prominent names memorialized on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, including the university’s... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Fish and Wildlife's Skillful Angler Program

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife's Skillful Angler Program. For almost four decades the Division has been recognizing anglers who catch fish of "not quite record" size but large enough to have tested the angler's skill and be worthy of recognition in each of the freshwater and marine species categories. The Skillful Angler Program is designed to supplement the New Jersey State Record Fish Program. Significant... Read more →


Bitcoin as Digital Currency Transaction Tool to Manage Online Operations

This is the era of Digital currency and the trend to make safe and secure investment plans are getting famous due to having great profit returns. Bitcoin is a digital currency that has a great reputation and importance being as online fast processing. Make sure, how to get satisfied and how to match with your interests and the specialties to achieve your objectives and to make sure how to get satisfied and how to match... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Do People with Migraine Get Enough Exercise?

Two-and-a-Half Hours of Exercise a Week May Reduce Migraine Triggers by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS – More than two-thirds of people with migraine do not get enough exercise, according to a preliminary study released today, February 23, 2021, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 73rd Annual Meeting being held virtually April 17 to 22, 2021. The study found that people who do get a minimum of two-and-a-half... Read more →


February 25 Pick-6 Drawing Reaches $3.8M

TRENTON (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Pick-6 drawing on February 22 produced 11 winners of $2,497 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. Two of those tickets were purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prizes to $9,988. The winning numbers for the Monday, February 22, drawing were: 05, 10, 31, 35, 37 and 40. The XTRA Multiplier was: 04. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their... Read more →


Philly Man Charged with Selling Drugs that Killed Two Bucks County Residents

Ibrahim Khalil “Lil” Diabate A Philadelphia man is responsible for delivering the heroin-fentanyl mixture that led to the 2018 overdose deaths of two Bucks County residents. Ibrahim Khalil “Lil” Diabate, 27, was arraigned Friday on two counts each of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal use of a communication facility, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and involuntary manslaughter. Diabate is currently incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution-Mercer... Read more →


How to Reduce Vibrations in Machines

In machinery, vibration can be exemplified by the oscillation or motions of mechanical components. Some of the most common machines we see in our day-to-day lives are pumps, generators, engines, and so on. All of these produce vibration. In any industrial environment, mechanical vibrations are common and expected. It’s a crucial part of the machinery, in fact. Though too much of it could mean trouble, vibrations are unavoidable when using heavy machinery. But these vibrations... Read more →


WalletHub: NJ Worst State to Retire In

By Mary Stroka | The Center Square contributor The Center Square) – Based on affordability, quality of life, and health care factors, The Garden State is the worst state to retire in, according to a recent analysis from WalletHub on the 50 states. New Jersey's overall score was 37.41 across affordability, quality of life, and health care factors. Florida, which was ranked the best state for retirees, had a score of 61.09. “New Jersey is... Read more →


Game On Grant Program to Support Local Recreational Events 

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., February 23, 2021 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE: SJI), today announced the kick-off of its annual Game On Grant Program providing twenty $1,000 grants to recreational organizations in its service territory, serving children ages four to eighteen. The grants provide critical support needed to sustain local, community-centered athletic programs, leagues, clubs, associations and recreational organizations for children. To qualify, recreational services must be coordinated primarily... Read more →


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


NJBIA Not Pleased with NJ's Adult-use Cannabis Reform

(Feb. 22, 2021)--New Jersey Business & Industry Association Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas issued the following statement regarding the signing of Adult-use Cannabis Reform Bills into law today. “We are disappointed that the enabling legislation signed today to create an adult-use cannabis market falls short on allowing businesses to effectively maintain drug-free workplaces, as they are essential for certain safety occupations. “By relying on certified experts whose training is not based on scientific standards,... Read more →


Pemberton Township Man Charged with Fatally Shooting Cousin

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that a Browns Mills man was charged yesterday with fatally shooting his cousin during an Antwian Warthen argument Friday night. Antwian Warthen, 29, of the 400 block of Garden Avenue, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). The investigation began Friday at approximately 9:15 p.m.... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: $1.2B OF COVID-19 SUPPORT IS COMING TO NJ SCHOOLS

The Murphy administration will devote over $1 billion from federal COVID funds for school districts, with a major focus on mental health and learning supports Gloucestercitynews.net files for students. Grants will also be available for tutoring and summer programs. "Providing our school communities with increased flexibility and support is essential to move our education system forward. The additional federal funds will allow districts to best meet the individual needs of their students during this challenging... Read more →


Face of Defense: Border Patrol Encounter Baby Born in Frigid Temperatures Near the Rio Grande

MISSION, Texas – McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents encounter an adult female and her newborn in the brush near the Rio Grande. Friday evening, MCS agents working in Mission, Texas, received information that a pregnant Honduran woman was in distress somewhere in the brush near the Rio Grande. Agents immediately responded to the area and initiated a search for the woman. As agents conducted their search, they received additional information that the woman had... Read more →


First Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center in the Cramer Hill Section of Camden 

(CAMDEN CITY, NJ) - Cooper University Health Care opened the first neighborhood-based COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Camden in Cramer Hill. The Cramer Hill and East Camden section makes up 38% of Camden’s population, but accounts for 44% of COVID-19 cases in the City. The Kroc Center is a well-known facility providing a wide-range of community services and was visited by President Barack Obama... Read more →


GLOBAL DATA: Serena Williams tops the commercial pile for women’s sport at an estimated $32.2m

Tennis legend Serena Williams stands as the most commercially valued athlete across women’s sport with her 18 partnerships standing at an estimated $32.2m for 2021. Grand slam rival Naomi Osaka comes in second at $27.1m, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Gloucestercitynews.net files Patrick Kinch, Sport Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Tennis currently represents the most lucrative sporting sector for women’s sport in terms of athlete endorsements, with 122 brand partnerships across its... Read more →


Transportation Security Administration Hiring over 6,000 Airport Security Officers

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching recruitment efforts nationwide to fill over 6,000 Transportation Security Officer (TSO) positions by summer 2021. “TSOs are a critical first line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations. “Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a higher number... Read more →


How bitcoin trading is better and profitable to others

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Face of Defense:

Coast Guard announces 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Petty Officer 1st Class Ashleigh Seibert, a yeoman at Sector Anchorage, was named the 2020 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year (REPOY) and was recognized at the Armed Services YMCA Annual Salute to the Military in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2020. Seibert’s nomination resulted from her outstanding work with Sector Anchorage’s administration office. “YN1 has been such a valuable asset as we worked through various challenges that ranged from personnel... Read more →


Samaritan Receives Gift from WCRE Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament

WCRE’s event generates nearly $40,000 to distribute among six local not-for-profits WRCE Check Presentation.jpg – The Samaritan team proudly accepted a donation of $3,500 from Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WRCE). From left to right: Chris Rollins, Chief Development Officer, Samaritan; Mary Ann Boccolini, President and CEO, Samaritan; Tammi Coppinger, Director of Operations/Executive Property Manager, WCRE and Vice President and Treasurer, The WCRE Foundation; Jason M. Wolf, Managing Principal, WCRE; and Brian Propp, Director of Strategic... Read more →


How real-estate linking to bitcoin trading

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*Gloucester County Fire Academy Training Notice

Please make all checks and vouchers payable to Rowan College of South Jersey. Payment in full or department voucher must accompany registration to confirm and guarantee seating. No refunds, however, substitutions are permitted. Registration closes when class limit of 30 is reached. Registration form can be found at: https://www.rcsj.edu/fireacademy Read more →


Camden City Resident Jimel Quann Shot and Killed; Detectives Investigating

Camden City, N.J. (Feb. 22, 2021)(CNBNews)– Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Camden that happened early Sunday morning, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to the 200 block of Marlton Pike shortly after midnight on Feb. 21 for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they located one victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as... Read more →


Advantages of bitcoin utilizing for international traveling

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Norcross Defense Fellow Honored for Work to Improve Lives of Military Families

First Ever Defense Fellow to Receive Award WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has awarded Norcross’ 2020 Defense Legislative Fellow, Major Craig A. Overholt, the Colonel Paul W. Arcari Meritorious Service Award, an award that honors congressional staffers who have made significant contributions to the military community. The award comes following the hard work Major Overholt has done this year on Department of... Read more →


$29 Million in Grants for NJ Rail Projects

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is handing out $29 million in grants for 10 rail projects across the Garden State. The 10 projects are located in 11 counties and range from upgrading existing tracks to Gloucestercitynews.net files repairing bridges and crossings to building a new bridge. The money is from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s fiscal 2021 Rail Freight Assistance... Read more →


BABYLON BEE Op-Ed :

This Adorable Picture Of Biden Picking Up His Dog's Poop Is Exactly What We Need Now

This morning as I stood on the White House lawn, it all finally started to sink in. He's gone, I thought. He's really gone... The long nightmare is over. Democracy is back. I had my press pass back, too. Back in March of 2020, Donald Trump ripped my press pass away from me, struggled to rip it in half, (he failed miserably,) and then tossed it to a staffer who never gave it back to... Read more →


Elizabeth Lydia Marinelli (nee Ceciro), age 85, of Audubon Park

Elizabeth Lydia Marinelli (nee Ceciro), age 85, of Audubon Park. Suddenly, after a long illness, passed to Our Lord on February 17, 2021. She was a longtime member of Kingsway Assembly of God Church in Cherry Hill. Betty, as some knew her, was an accomplished crafter, baker, gardener, and loved crabbing. Beloved wife of Anthony U. Marinelli for 43 years. Devoted mother of Julie-Lynn Hope, Anthony, and Hannah. Loving MeMom of Jennifer, Aaron, Austin, Anthony... Read more →


WEEKLY WASTEBASKET: President’s Day Special

Weekly Wastebasket This week our country celebrated President’s Day. Ironically while rooted in our first President’s February birthday (Feb. 22), none of our country’s presidents’ with February birthdays will ever fall on the third Monday of February (Washington, William Henry Harrison, Lincoln, and Reagan) because they’re all too early or too late. Also ironically, while there is much to celebrate about our past presidents there are other policy outcomes that we’d rather either not have... Read more →