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April 18, 2021

Gloucester City Has A New Police Officer; Gloucester City Police Chief's Salary $195,000

UPDATED/CORRECTED photo provided William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Mayor Daniel Spencer administered the oath of office to newly hired Police Officer Nay’shon Obey recently. Obey will join a 30 member force at a starting salary of $59.457 plus benefits. Under the union contract, police officers are entitled to sick leave, medical insurance for themselves and their families, dental, eyeglasses, and prescription insurance. Plus the city pays for the officer to receive his college degree. According to the union contract between the City of Gloucester City and PBA Local #40 dated 2013 to 2017, a police officer with less than three years of service receives 144 hours in annual vacation time. An officer works 42 hours per week. As such in the first... Read more →

William J. Brinn, of Gloucester City, age 64

On April 14, 2021. Age 64 of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Bristol, PA, he was the son of the late Maurice Brinn and Doris Brinn-Hommer. William is survived by his nephew, Bernie Kloss (Carrie); nieces, Jamie Redmond, Tonya Melvin (Dan); step-sister, Renee Brinn-Williams, aunt, Veronica Virden and many cousins. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Maurice J. Brinn, Michael J. Brinn and his sister, Doris M. Brinn. William was a self-employed laborer in the roofing industry. Graveside funeral services will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 20th at 11 am in Eglington Cemetery, 320 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of William to St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please write Food... Read more →

Weekly Basket: Biden Administration to Announce Broad U.S. Emission Reduction Targets

Climate Policy Missteps Have Cost Taxpayers Inconsistent approaches failed to achieve climate solutions. This edition of the Weekly Wastebasket is Part 1 of 2 (which will come out April 23, 2021). Earth Day is fast approaching. While celebrations across the country will likely look different this year (if they happen at all) thanks to COVID-19, President Biden has rightfully prioritized climate action. Past inaction and missteps have cost taxpayers dearly and will continue to do so. Biden will host a 40-nation Climate Summit beginning next Thursday, April 22, and plans to announce broad U.S. emission reduction targets beforehand. The president has been hot for climate policy. On his first day in office, the U.S. rejoined the Paris agreement. And within Biden’s first three months, his... Read more →

CNBNews Pet Tips: Keeping Fido Safe During Spring and Summer

From common flowers to the mulch and fertilizers used to keep lawns and gardens healthy, it’s important to know what is safe and what could be harmful to pets. Across BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital’s 100+ practices in the U.S., pet toxicity from fertilizer, pesticide, or plant/flower ingestion spikes during the spring and summer months. Peyton Cleary (CNBNews photo) To help keep Fido safe this season, BluePearl is urging pet owners be mindful of the potential dangers that could be looming in their lawns, gardens, or pots. Here are a few common garden dangers for dogs. Cocoa Mulch: One of the most common garden dangers for dogs is cocoa mulch. Though it is known for its rich chocolate-brown color and nutritional benefits for soil,... Read more →

Dr. David Levine Offers Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School

As children head back to school after a full year of remote or hybrid learning, parents can help in easing their transition. Although most kids are excited to get back to their familiar classroom environments alongside friends and teachers, a successful send-off involves more than just making sure they have their face mask and hand-sanitizer as they head out the door. Dr. David Levine, the board-certified pediatrician with Atlantic Medical Group Pediatrics at Florham Park, is helping both parents and kids get comfortable transitioning back to school. In fact, he feels so strongly about the need for consistent, in-person learning that he was part of an organized group of parents who pushed to open schools in his own New Jersey town. “Kids crave school, friends... Read more →

Yanira Medina-Roman, 36, of West Berlin Admits Role in Fraudulent Delivery Scheme

TRENTON, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, woman today admitted receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars of consumer electronics before reselling the stolen goods in connection with a delivery fraud scheme, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Yanira Medina-Roman, 36, of West Berlin, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. Senior District Judge Anne E. Thompson to an information charging her with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From July 2018 through October 2018, Medina-Roman and others carried out a delivery fraud scheme targeting a corporate victim and government agency that resulted in the theft of more than $250,000 of consumer electronics. Medina-Roman and her conspirators used Medina-Roman’s... Read more →

LOOKING FOR A LOVING HOME: Shinobi, Male Siberian Husky/Mixed

Senior Male Siberian Husky / Mixed Meet Shinobi! This poor boy was found after his owner passed away. He's very energetic and lived previously with two other dogs. He's great on leash, knows sit, paw, and down. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Shinobi? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. Up to date with vaccinations OK with Dogs Not good with cats! Available 01/24/2021 Birth Date 01/27/2012 (may not be exact) Fill out an Application Stay updated Thank You|News & Press|Rainbow Bridge|Store|Amazon Wishlist|Maddie's Fund © Husky House Inc. All Rights Reserved 2015 Find us here 391 Route 34 Matawan, New Jersey hh.applicationreviewboard@gmail.com Read more →

Scott M. Howey, of Gloucester City; Bell Oaks School Teacher

The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character. The teacher is more important than what he teaches because they show you where to look but not what to see. Scott M. Howey showed us a gentle soul full of comedy and light-hearted mischief. He was hilarious and often thought to be up to no good. He was just looking for a good deal. Scott loved to fish and every angler has a story about how the big one just got away. On Thursday, March 25th, 2021 Scott got away from us. After a very brief illness, he passed away at Jefferson Hospital in Washington Twp. at the age of 41. Miss me... Read more →

American Heart Association Tips in Honor of Move More Month

Find your fierce with 5 tips to move more throughout the day Atlantic County, NJ – 4/14/21 — One in four U.S. adults are sitting for longer than eight hours each day, and this lack of activity is bad for mental and physical health. The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is urging adults to move more and sit less throughout the day. “For too many of us, our daily routines have become more sedentary over the past year due to the pandemic, making it even more important to find ways to increase physical activity in our day,” said Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, the American Heart Association’s chief medical officer for prevention. “Any movement... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Dean's Commendation List at Gettysburg College for Fall 2020 GETTYSBURG, PA (04/13/2021)-- Gettysburg College students take pride in their work, and we are likewise proud to announce their recent academic achievements. Students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work were recently placed on the Deans' Commendation List. The following students from your area have been placed on the Fall 2020 list: Carson Butler of Camden (08102) John Comegno of Moorestown (08057) Katherine Cona of Haddon Township (08108) Gillian Cortese of Mount Laurel (08054) Kathryn DeLia of Marlton (08053) Dylan Elliott of Sewell (08080) Arthur Keegan of Haddonfield (08033) Corinna Kelly of Moorestown (08057) Georgia Larzelere of Medford (08055) William Myers of Haddon Heights (08035) Noa Potoczak... Read more →

Abdul West, 38, sentenced to 45 years, Head of Philly Drug Trafficking Gang

Updated/Corrected: Leader of Philadelphia Drug Trafficking Gang and Rap Artists “Original Block Hustlaz” Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison...With the sentencing of Abdul ‘AR-Ab’ West, the saga of the federal case against OBH nears an end Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files PHILADELPHIA, PA --Abdul West, 38, of Brookhaven, PA, was sentenced to 45 years in prison, ten years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fines by United States District Judge Michael M. Baylson for his role as the leader of the Original Block Hustlaz, or “OBH,” a violent drug trafficking organization that doubled as a group of aspiring rap artists in Philadelphia. Two of West’s co-defendants, Jamaal Blanding, 39, and Jameel Hickson, 43, both of Philadelphia, PA, were also recently sentenced and received 25... Read more →