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April 30, 2021

CNB Fishing Maryland: Striped Bass Season Begins, Saturday, May 1

Maryland Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources Sulley and Oli Francis went fishing with their dad at Loch Raven Reservoir recently and each caught their largest largemouth bass to date – pictured is Sulley with his catch. Photo by Steve Francis This promises to be an exciting week for fishing, no matter what species of fish you hope to catch. The trout stocking program is finishing up an intensive stocking program this week, warm summer-like temperatures beckon all to the outdoors, and the trophy striped bass season begins in portions of the Chesapeake Bay May 1. Starting Saturday, the Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line, excluding all bays, sounds, tributaries, creeks and rivers, except Tangier... Read more →

*Don’t Forget Jim E. ferry Sr. Golf Outing; Proceeds Benefit K9 Unit

The annual Jim E. Ferry Sr., Foundation Golf Outing will be held on June 7 at the Westwood Golf Club in Woodbury. Proceeds from the event will go to the Gloucester City Police K-9 unit. Click the image below to read the details. Read more →

New Jersey Small Business Disappointed by Slow Reopening Plan 

April 29, 2021, TRENTON - New Jersey still does not have a plan to reopen. Meanwhile, yesterday Governor Cuomo announced people can get served at bars in New York City beginning Monday and that outdoor and indoor dining curfews for bars and restaurants in the city will both be lifted by the end of May. Disappointingly, this week Governor Murphy only announced that indoor room capacities would increase to 50 percent for certain venues such as weddings, school proms, political events, funerals and performances starting on May 10. New Jersey’s indoor dining is still capped at 50% and bar sitting is prohibited. "New Jersey needs to jump on the New York bandwagon and reopen now. Our bars and restaurants continue to struggle and now New... Read more →

NJ Politics: Polistina, Guardian & Swift Challenge Opponents...

...to Demand Murphy Gives up Emergency Powers Second Legislative District GOP challengers say Democrats begging for scraps from Gov. Murphy is not the bold leadership that Atlantic County deserves Northfield, April 30, 2021 – Republicans Vince Polistina, Don Guardian and Claire Swift today challenged their Democratic counterparts in the 2nd Legislative District to stop “begging for scraps” from Governor Murphy and instead demand that the Governor relinquish his emergency powers and stop running the state via seemingly arbitrary and endless executive orders. The Republicans said that if Governor Murphy doesn’t voluntarily give up his emergency powers, Assemblymen Mazzeo and Armato and the Democratic majority in the legislature should vote to strip Murphy of the powers, just like Democrats did in New York State with Andrew... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Matt North Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

AFTER Confronting Armed Felon Police Officer Matt North, Bernice Police Department, Oklahoma End of Watch Saturday, March 20, 2021 Police Officer Matt North suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after confronting an armed felon while conducting a probation check of a convicted felon with the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. The task force had received information that the subject was distributing large amounts of methamphetamine from his home at 1420 Lucas Place in Miami, Oklahoma. Officers were greeted at the door by the man's father who told them the man was not home. Due to the conditions of his probation agreement, the home was was subject to search and the task officers entered. They discovered a surveillance system in... Read more →

Gloucester Township Solicitor Licensing & Peddler Registration

REQUIRED For Door To Door Sales Are people coming to your door, selling solar panels or offering to replace the siding on your home? Each door-to-door sales person(s) MUST have a Gloucester Township, New Jersey Identification Card issued to them before soliciting. If they don't, or claim their supervisor has one, then please DO NOT conduct business with them, and call Gloucester Township Police if they appear suspicious. Registration of Hawkers, Peddlers, Canvassers and Solicitors is an effort to reduce general crime and unethical and dishonest business practices in the solicitation of funds within Gloucester Township. It is also for the protection and maintenance of the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the Township. The purpose of Gloucester Township Ordinance Chapter 58, which... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Stops Signs Popped Up Overnight Without A Warning

There are four stop signs, one after the other on Cold Springs Drive heading south. The arrow points to one in the distance. They appeared without any notice from the police or the school district at the beginning of April. (photo credit CNBNews) I live on the unit block of East Thompson Avenue, and since April 7th my parents and other neighborhood residents have noticed a group of stop signs near Cold Springs School/Cold Springs Drive. These stop signs have been annoying them and I can understand why. The stop signs are definitely a good idea for safety purposes, and to try and slow down the traffic near Cold Springs School. The minor issue I have with this is that from what I know, none... Read more →

Salaries Listed for the 312 Employees of the Gloucester City Public School System

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Gloucester High School athletic field is near completion. The cost of the field was $1.3 million to install. (CNBNews photo credit) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(April 30, 2021)(CNBNews)--Have you ever wondered how many Gloucester City Board of Education employees were working for you, the taxpayer of Gloucester City? Would you like to know the salary for each full-time employee? Fortunately, the website https://govsalaries.com/ provides that information to all that are interested. Gloucester City Public Schools Salaries According to govsalaries.com, the number of employees at Gloucester City Public Schools in the year 2019 was 312. The average annual salary was $62,018 and the median salary was $58,698. Gloucester City Public Schools' average salary is 32 percent higher than the USA average... Read more →

City of Gloucester Employs 186 Employees; the 2018 Cost for Salaries $12.9M

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City Municipal Building (photo by Steve Skipton) published Gloucestercitynews.net February 2010 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(April 30, 2021)(CNBNews)--Have you ever wondered how many full-time employees work for the City of Gloucester City? Would you like to know the salary for each of those employees? Fortunately, the website https://govsalaries.com/ provides that data to all that are interested. A breakdown of salaries and pensions from the City's user-friendly budget for 2018, the last one published on their website, reveals: 9 supervisory staff (Department heads and managers) cost $1,366,407 police officers, including superior officers 30, cost, $4,109,256 firemen, including superior officers, 23, cost, $2,899,756 Other union employees not listed above, 42, (2 part-time) cost $3,500,225 Other non-union employees not listed above, 5, (66... Read more →

May 8 Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to Depart Connecticut for Training

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to depart New London to begin summer training for more than 130 U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets on Saturday, May 8. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. “We are extremely excited to be getting back underway for a full summer training season,” said Capt. Michael Turdo, Eagle’s commanding officer. “The opportunity to sail abroad allows us to represent the Coast Guard and the United States to the public and international community.” Specific port call dates this summer are: May 25–28: Azores, Portugal June 11–16: Reykjavik, Iceland July 7–10:... Read more →

TRAVEL ALERT: I-295 northbound right lane closed today and Saturday in Bellmawr

Daytime closures necessary to continue excavation work (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed today and Saturday during the day to continue work on the retaining wall investigation in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. today, Friday, April 30 until 4 p.m., and again on Saturday, May 1, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.,the right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed beginning just past the Creek Road overpass before Exit 26 where the highway splits for I-76 toward Philadelphia/I-295 toward Trenton and will continue through the tunnel. The closure is necessary for continued excavation work on the retaining wall that partially collapsed in March. Future lane closures may be necessary... Read more →

Gloria Gaydos (nee Piffath), 95, of Pitman,

Gloria Gaydos (nee Piffath), 95, of Pitman, formerly of Pennington, passed away February 24, 2021at Inspira Health in Mullica Hill, NJ. Born in Trenton, she graduated from Hamilton High School and received a B.A. in Education from the College of New Jersey. Gloria taught business education at Princeton High School and later was a home tutor for special needs children in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. Wife of the late Irvin A. Gaydos, she is survived by her daughter, Carole Lee, of Pitman, a son, Roburt Gajdos, of Perkasie, PA; grandson Charles Lee, of Mantua; great granddaughter Caitlin Lee, of Williamstown, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held under the direction of the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home, 2141 South Broad... Read more →

5 Ways to Build your Brand on YouTube

Are you the one who’s always been concerned about your business promotion on YouTube? Are you still finding the perfect strategy that will give you recognition amongst thousands of other brands online? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you have reached the right place. This article is meant to solve all these issues. It contains a step-by-step guide that will help you to Build your Brand on YouTube. Alternatively, you can buy YouTube views. These 5 ways are excellent tips and tricks that will unlock the door so that you can gain more YouTube subscribers. This guide represents the road less taken by entrepreneurs and if you follow the trail, you can get an edge over your competitors. Whether it is... Read more →

EPA Extends Public Comment on Lower Passaic River Study Area

Period on Proposed Plan for Interim Action to Clean Up Contaminated Sediment in the Passaic River, New Jersey NEW YORK (April 28, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period for its proposed plan to address contaminated sediment in the upper nine miles of the Lower Passaic River Study Area of the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in Essex, Bergen, and Passaic Counties, New Jersey to June 14, 2021. The Lower Passaic River and the Diamond Alkali site include overburdened communities that are often disproportionately impacted by environmental health risks. EPA is committed to advancing environmental justice in communities across the nation by providing ample time for the public to review and comment on proposed clean-up actions. The sediment in... Read more →

Winslow Township Middle School A 2021 Green Ribbon School Award Honorees

U.S. Secretary of Education Names Winslow Township Middle School 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 28, 2021)--The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Winslow Township Middle School is among the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award recognizes excellence in three areas: Pillar I: Reduce environmental impact and cost; Pillar II: Improve the health and wellness of students and staff; and Pillar III: Provide environmental and sustainability education, incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways. Winslow Township Middle School has been at the forefront of innovation and environmental protection for many years. The Middle School established a Green Team in 2016, composed of staff from... Read more →

Attention AC Electric Customers! New Energy Efficiency Programs Approved

A new suite of energy efficiency programs will provide customers with the tools needed to take control of their energy usage and save money. MAYS LANDING, N.J. (April 27, 2021) – Atlantic City Electric has received approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to implement a suite of energy efficiency programs that will provide residential and business customers with no-cost energy assessments, an array of incentives for energy efficiency upgrades, rebates on energy-efficient products, and a variety of other offerings to help them use less energy and save money.Expected to launch in July, the company’s programs will save customers money, create clean, sustainable jobs, improve air quality, help improve equity in South Jersey communities and help combat the effects of climate change.... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Biden Forgot to Mention the Words Religion or Religious

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on President Biden’s speech Wednesday night: In his address to the Congress, President Biden spoke to many of his constituents, mostly in the way of promising an expansion of existing government programs or starting new ones. He did not address the concerns of religious Americans. Over the past year, the faithful have had their religious rights abridged, if not eviscerated, by Covid restrictions. There were several court battles, reaching to the U.S. Supreme Court. Biden said nothing about these First Amendment restrictions. Nor did he mention the words “religion” or “religious liberty” in his speech. The president did, however, speak to the rights of men who think they are women and women who think... Read more →

Rutgers University Recognizes Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Workplace

Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway has signed on as one of nearly 2,000 leaders who have collectively committed to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace through CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. The central aim is to take measurable action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees are invited to engage in the work of diversity and inclusion. “This action signals Rutgers’ focus on cultivating a workplace where employees can openly address challenges and share perspectives. It is one more way we are affirming our ongoing commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive university, recognizing the experiences and needs of our staff,” Holloway said. By signing the... Read more →

Large Scale Racketeering Drug Network Arrested in Atlantic County

MAYS LANDING— An Atlantic County Grand Jury has handed up an indictment against 30 defendants who were part of a Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, large-scale drug distribution organization where $2.6 million in cash has been seized and three of the men named in the indictment are also charged in connection to the fatal February 2019 shooting of Demond Tally in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. From March 2017, to the present date an investigation was conducted by the ACPO Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Unit into Steven Martinez, 27, and Shiraz Khan, 31, for operating a large-scale drug distribution organization in Atlantic County since 2016. As the leaders of this organization Martinez and Khan supplied large quantities of narcotics,... Read more →