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February 2021

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $30,000,000

Two Ocean County Tickets Win $30,000 TRENTON (Feb. 24, 2021) – There were seven third-tier prizewinning tickets sold for the Tuesday, February 23, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $30,000. Those tickets were purchased at the following locations: Ocean County ($30,000): Bay Avenue Farm, 93 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin; Ocean County ($30,000): Corner Store, 1636 Route 72 W., Manahawkin; Hudson County ($10,000): West New York Discount LLC, 6309 Park Ave., West New York; Mercer County ($10,000): Wawa #8357, 1200 State Highway 33, Hamilton; Monmouth County ($10,000): Kwik Shop, 38 New Brunswick Ave., Matawan; Ocean County ($10,000): Krauszers, 660... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Pond Trout Season to Open Early

Anglers Encouraged to Practice Responsible Social Distancing; Newton Pond Closed for All Angling Feb. 23 through 27 Until Opening Gloucestercitynews.net files Delaware’s 2021 downstate pond trout season will open early to minimize opening day crowds and accommodate responsible outdoor recreation during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) period. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s plans are subject to change based on health and safety considerations, and any further restrictions or changes to the season will be announced. Anglers are encouraged to practice social distancing while fishing, which is currently six feet from other individuals, approximately the length of some fishing rods. Only Newton Pond near Greenwood in Sussex County will be stocked with trout, where the trout fishing season will open several days earlier... Read more →


Bridget J. Pidgeon, of Gloucester City, age 49

Bridget J. Pidgeon, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the age of 49. Bridget was a devoted mother and grandmother. It was her “Job” to make sure everyone was taken care of in ways. She dedicated her life to her children and then later, her grandchildren. She was very active and a devout member of the Epiphany Church of Gloucester City and her grandkids always enjoyed attending church and functions with mom mom. Bridget is the loving daughter ofJoy (nee: Gurlin) and the late Robert Pidgeon. Beloved wife of the late Michael Rathof; loving mother of Justin Pidgeon, Amber Rathof, Kristen Rathof, Caitlyn Rathof, Michelle Rathof, Michael Rathof Jr. and the late Jeremy Rathof; dear sister of Brenda, Robert Jr., Bonny, Bertha and... Read more →


CARES Act Applications Now Available for Maryland Fishing Industry

Final Week To Apply The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that applications remain available through February 28, 2021 for economic relief funds for the commercial seafood industry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application will be available to eligible members of the seafood industry on the Maryland OneStop website. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2021. An appeals process for rejected applications is now available online. If you applied for CARES relief and your application was rejected, please check your email to see if you qualify for an appeal. All instructions and relevant information will be found with that email. The appeal will be part of your... Read more →


Shaw University Recognizes HBTI Presidential/Deans Fellows

Presidential/Deans Fellows Kathlene Judd and Yuri Yamamoto will help advance the mission of Shaw University Divinity School Shaw University Divinity School (SUDS) is excited to announce scholarships to two Historically Black Theological Institutions (HBTI) Presidential/Deans Fellows, Kathlene Judd and Yuri Yamamoto. "Shaw University is extremely proud to award Kathlene and Yuri with these scholarships," said Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University. "These scholars represent the high caliber of students in our Divinity program and embody the University's commitment to exemplary achievement." "The Divinity School is excited to present these outstanding students with scholarships that will help to continue their dedicated work," said Dr. Johnny Hill, Dean of the Divinity School. "We are proud to equip these students with the tools they need to expand... Read more →


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) More: Text of Murphy’s prepared budget address to Legislature (Politico) Republicans say budget won’t help NJ (ROI-NJ / NJ.com) Murphy budget would spend more on NJ unemployment upgrades after 11 months of problems. Is it enough? (NJ.com) How Murphy proposes to spend on job training, infrastructure, capital improvements and economic... 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 with Weather Emergencies, has free practical tips to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from a weather emergency like our friends across the South are seeing. It’s mobile-friendly, so you’ll have ready access to information when and where you need it. The page has four sections: Preparing for... 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 Justice changed the way the Wire Act of 1961, which prohibits certain types of gambling businesses, acts. The change allowed individual US states to legalize and regulate online casino gambling and led the states of New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to legalize online gambling, allowing users to... 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 with the vehicle toward Almonesson Road. The Ford F-350 does not have registration tags displayed. Stolen truck was equipped with a snow plow If you can identify the suspect in the video and photos call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line:... 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 REMEMBRANCE RUN this July, with a virtual option. This year’s race program is the result of an expanded partnership with event-management and timing company CompetitorME, after a successful inaugural year in 2020 where eight virtual road races were held across the country. The variety of options for supporters provides an... 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 you can make some extra income. Start a Blog Blogs are a great way to stay in touch with your friends and family. They are also a way to share the things you love with the world and potentially earn some extra money. When starting a blog, try a base... 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 age of 93. Devoted husband of the late Emma (née Strang). Predeceased by his loving mother Margaret (née Dougherty) and father Frank; by his brothers Joseph and William, and his sister Evelyn; and by his first grandchild Debra. Adored father of Gail (Patrick) Tomlin-Cooper; and Steven (Angela). Proud grandfather of... 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 (almost 3 times the average premiums). “This very disturbing report shows how New Jersey is not prepared for sea-level rise or climate impacts. It is downright scary that we’re number 4 in the nation for flood-prone properties. This new report raises another alarm bell when it comes to flooding in... 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 nephews. Jay was an avid collector of classic Fords and loved to fish in his free time. Jay worked as a machinist and was the owner of Select Machine and Tool, Inc. and Northeast Medical Systems. There will be a visitation from 5pm to 7pm on Friday at GARDNER FUNERAL... Read more →


Home Country: Dad-gum ol’ Doc

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Nature hates a vacuum, and so does Windy Wilson. The other day, emerging from the drug store, he looked around, and, finding no handy audience, spoke instead to the world. “Dad-gum ol’ Doc, anyway,” he said. “He’s one-a my bestest pals, but if you go to him for a mizz-ry, he makes you do some things and quit doin’ some other things. Them things Doc wants you to do you don’t wanna do, and the things he wants you to quit doin’ are stuff you bin savin’ up to do a buncha years now. “Now ol’ Doc didn’t even know he done it, but he proved to me that we had some a-them space alienated bein’s for ancestors. Oh, they’s... 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 first president, Jacob Rusten Hardenbergh, and New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston. “These markers are an invitation for us to talk about the complicated legacies of namesakes and the complicated ways in which blood money from slavery is woven into old institutions like Rutgers,” Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said at... 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 changes were made in January of 2015. Although the program's three divisions remained the same (Adult, Junior, and Catch and Release), there are now categories creating more opportunities for qualifying fish to earn the angler a series of personalized certificates: Specialist Angler - catch five qualifying fish of the same... 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 with your specialties and the interests levels to proceed through the genuine way. With the passage of time, Bitcoin is a widely accepted electronic medium of exchange and getting fame day by day. There are numerous online platforms and creative feature plans which are helping the people and providing a... 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 hours of moderate to vigorous exercise a week had a reduced rate of migraine triggers like stress, depression and sleep problems. “Migraine is a disabling condition that affects millions of people in the United States, and yet regular exercise may be an effective way to reduce the frequency and intensity... 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 non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. The $3.8 million drawing will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021. 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 on drug-dealing charges. He was arraigned Monday morning before Magisterial District Judge Michael W. Gallagher who set bail at $2 million. Through an extensive investigation by Bucks County Detectives, Central Bucks Regional Police, Bensalem Police and Northampton Township Police, Diabate was identified as the person who sold the drugs that... 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 can sometimes go against industry standards or permeate dissatisfaction among the clientele. What causes these vibrations? It can be a difficult question to answer, but it should not be ignored. If you want to prevent mechanical vibration, then knowing what causes them is essential. Machines produce vibration essentially from two... 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 the worst state for retirees, and there is a lot to work on here,” WalletHub analyst and communications director Jill Gonzalez told The Center Square via email. “For example, increasing tax friendliness would lower retirees' cost of living, as would financing clinics for the elderly. Other things that would improve... Read more →


From Prof to Professional: Anyssa Sanchez '17

NJIT photo credit to Lamar Carter story by Joe Nicolo '22 GLASSBORO, NJ - There are some people in this world who tend to leave a lasting impact on everyone and everything in their path. Anyssa Sanchez is one of those people. Rowan University is one of those places lucky enough to have been included in her journey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is certainly next on the list. After playing for and coaching the women's basketball team at Rowan, Sanchez landed a job as the Director of Basketball Operations at NJIT. Hailing from Pine Hill and attending Sterling High School, Sanchez earned 12 letter awards in basketball, track & field and volleyball. After graduating, she decided to continue her basketball career... 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 through volunteer efforts and the grant must support a traditional youth sport including, but not limited to baseball, softball, soccer, football, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, volleyball, tennis, lacrosse, golf, field hockey, hockey and swimming. For additional information, to see past winners and apply, visit southjerseygas.com/community. All entries must be received by... Read more →


Christians Beware of the Equality Act; Tell Your Congress Member to Vote No

Bill Donohue |CNBNews Contributor February 22, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Equality Act is flawed: According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Equality Act is "about ending discrimination"; President Joe Biden agrees. That may be its intent, but its effect is to promote the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law. This explains why the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been fighting this proposed law for years. Most recently it said the Equality Act "would discriminate against people of faith." The Catholic League and many other civil rights and religious organizations have also sounded the alarm. The Equality Act has two major goals: it would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Montclair State 2020-2021 Women's Swimming and Diving Team MONTCLAIR, NJ (02/23/2021)-- Montclair State University recognizes the 2020-2021 Women's Red Hawk swimming and diving team. Freshman Gianna Antonelli of Marlton (08053), majoring in Undeclared. Sophomore Erin Barrett of Cinnaminson (08077), majoring in Nutrition. The Red Hawks are led by 32nd-year Head Coach Brian McLaughlin. To view the schedule, live-streamed video and updated stats for each game, visit: https://montclairathletics.com/sports/womens-swimming-and-diving/schedule Go Red Hawks! Montclair State University is a research doctoral institution ranked in the top tier of national universities. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 11 colleges and schools that serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban... 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, Robert, Frances, Virginia, Marie and Regina. Dona was also predeceased by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Bobo. Dona graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1961. Her first job was in the insurance industry at Penn Mutual in Philadelphia. Later in life, she worked for the Harrison Township Elementary School... Read more →


Rowan U Athletics Returning in March

GLASSBORO, NJ - Rowan University Athletics has announced that it will return to competition in early March for the sports of baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, after being idle for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maintain a safe environment and follow state guidelines, fans for all five sports’ competitions on campus will be limited to two parents or guardians per Rowan student-athletes. Guests of visiting teams will not be permitted to attend any events on Rowan’s campus. Live streaming broadcasts for all home games in baseball, softball and women’s lacrosse will be available via the school’s website, RowanAthletics.com. "This marks a return to the fields and the track after a long year away... 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 this dream a reality. Read on below in order to see what has been picked. Understand the Legal Risks While cannabis is becoming increasingly legal across many states, there are a lot of laws that have to be adhered to, states with a low likelihood of legalization and potential legal... 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 Ashley Hall and her two daughters, Kayleigh and Paige of Port Charlotte, FL. Jesse was a graduate of Triton High School class of 2006. He went on to graduate Boot Camp in the U.S. Army in 2009. Jesse was an avid skydiver and loved playing football and hockey. Relatives and... 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) Heise. Admired father to his children Amanda Heise, Jimmy Heise, Jake Heise, and Joey Heise. Cherished brother of Daniel Heise (Kristan), Tracey Cannon (Joe), Jennifer Hiltner (Jason), Jessica McKeown, Steven McKeown (Diane), and Christopher McKeown. Jim is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jimmy graduated from Collingswood... 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 Lasco and the other wounded officer were transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City. Lieutenant Lasco succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. The inmate, who was serving a sentence for three murders in Marion County, was charged with murder was charged with Lieutenant Lasco's murder and other offenses. Lieutenant Lasco... 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 profile, you should hire a professional team who can seriously grow your social brand. In this post, we are reviewing Famoid, a dedicated social media service team that is helping hundreds of businesses to survive in this competitive time. Let’s know more. Providing high demand services If you peek at... 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 health and economic security; rejected calls for transparency; refused to work with the legislature; and enacted mandates that harmed working Pennsylvanians. At one time, Wolf was viewed as a cerebral, if not high-minded, individual. Today, Pennsylvanians see an inflexible governor whose COVID policies are tainted by mismanagement and scandal. This... 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 blonde mohawked Rivera is an amalgamation of what many would label contradictory circumstances. Once a high school dropout, Gina has transformed her dreams as a hairstylist into a nationwide beauty empire. Her unfiltered autobiography, “A Mirror And A Prayer,” illuminates the amazing highs and devastating lows of her life, with... 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 was conducted by detectives from the Avalon Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Shields was indicted on January 22, 2019, on 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, two counts of 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and on November 26, 2019, Shields was also indicted on 1st... 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 degree in public administration from Upper Iowa University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a master’s degree in higher education from Kaplan University (Purdue University Global), and a Ph.D in leadership studies with a criminal justice emphasis from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY.... 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. An extensive investigation to date has generated some promising leads; however, neither they nor the vehicle have ever been located. The investigation into Danielle and Rich’s disappearance remains open and active, with additional personnel currently assisting the case team in reviewing intelligence and interviewing individuals who may be able to... Read more →


NJ Students Named to Western New England University's Fall 2020 Dean's List

SPRINGFIELD, MA (02/22/2021)-- Close to 750 students have been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Western New England University. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve a GPA of 3.30 or higher. "We are so proud of our Dean's List students who demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in their studies despite the unique challenges of our fall semester," commented Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President. "Of the roughly 3,000 colleges and universities tracked by the College Crisis Initiative, Western New England University was among just 27% nationwide that resumed primarily 'in-person' teaching last fall. Our Dean's List students stayed focused and engaged; they should be very proud of their achievements. Well done, Golden Bears!" The following students have earned their place... 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 by building understanding of the state’s diverse communities and identifying top policy priorities. The report also cites a 95% increase of Asian Americans in New Jersey from 2000 to 2017, making it the fastest growing racial group in the state. “Asian Americans are an integral part of our community. The... Read more →


Kutztown University Announces Fall 2020, Winter 2021 Degree Recipients

KUTZTOWN, PA (02/22/2021)-- Kutztown University has conferred degrees for more than 480 students for the 2020 fall semester and 2021 winter session. Kutztown University announces degree conferment twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in May and December; however, students finish the requirements for graduation throughout the entire year. The following students have been awarded degrees following the 2020 fall semester and 2021 winter session. The cumulative grade point average necessary for honors distinction is: with honor (cum laude) 3.40; with high honor (magna cum laude) 3.60 and with highest honor (summa cum laude) 3.80. Students who have requested privacy (FERPA) are not listed publicly. 8.6.0 Sarah Elise Hlay, Burlington, NJ (08016), Bachelor of Science in... 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) – Cherry Hill Office went to Tomasetti’s home on the unit block of Whitman Ave. on Feb. 17 as part of an investigation. During the search, detectives located a phone belonging to Tomasetti that contained multiple social media accounts soliciting sexual images of underage girls. Tomasetti was taken to the... 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, the legislation simply does not go far enough to maintain workplace safety. NJBIA was glad to hear recognition by our legislators today that there is a lack of workplace provisions in the current bills. We look forward to working with the Legislature and the Governor’s office on clean-up legislation to... 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. when Pemberton Township police officers were dispatched to Warthen’s home for a report of a man severely bleeding, possibly due to a stab wound. Upon arrival, they were informed that Warthen had just transported his cousin, Horace Warthen, 39, of Burlington City, to Capital Health at Deborah - Emergency Services.... Read more →


NJ Marijuana Legalization Bills Now Law

Anybody want to get high? Come to NJ it is legal!!! ~CNBNews By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square)(Feb. 22, 2021) – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation that legalizes marijuana in New Jersey and a measure to address underage possession and consumption. However, some lawmakers are crying foul, saying one of the bills goes easy on underage possession. A-21/S-21, “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act,” creates a regulatory system for the Garden State’s budding cannabis industry. Another measure, A-1897/S-2535, decriminalizes marijuana and hashish possession. “Our current marijuana prohibition laws have failed every test of social justice, which is why for years I’ve strongly supported the legalization of adult-use cannabis,” Murphy said in a... 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 time," Gov. Phil Murphy said. (Patch / NJ Spotlight) WEED DEAL: LAWMAKERS WHIP VOTES, DEADLINE LOOMS On Friday, after a week of touch-and-go, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a new cannabis cleanup bill, with a detailed penalty structure: For youth ages 18 to 21, a $50 fine for cannabis use... Read more →


From Bones We Rise, The Empathics Now Through May 1, Gallery visits by appointment

From Bones We Rise re-imagines the world through The Empathics, a futuristic utopian female race GLASSBORO, NJ – Saya Woolfalk is a New York-based artist who created a complex, futuristic utopian culture and society of an interspecies female race called The Empathics. Their mythology and story of origins began with the discovery of chimeric bones that triggered them to metamorphose into a plant, animal, and human hybrid creature. In modern Empathic society, anyone may elect to undergo the experience of interspecies hybridization, thus choosing to become an Empathic and a socially evolved being. The world of the Empathics emerged from the artist's investigations and interest in anthropology, science fiction, folklore, mythology, and Afrofuturism. Drawing upon her own experience as a Black, Asian, and white American... 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 given birth. A short time later, an agent found and confirmed the woman had given birth. The agent relayed his location and immediately requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Other agents arrived on scene including a Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician who provided aid to the woman and child. The temperature... 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 in May 2015 when he called Camden “a symbol of promise for the nation.” As a place trusted by the community, the Kroc Center is a great location to not only provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine, but to simultaneously create a community setting where local residents can go to... Read more →