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April 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... 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... Read more →

NJ Politics: Polistina, Guardian & Swift Challenge Opponents... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 provides that information to all that are interested. Gloucester City Public Schools Salaries According to, the number of employees at Gloucester City Public Schools in the year 2019 was 312. The... 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 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 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,... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Traffic Alert: I-295 northbound right lane closure in Bellmawr Continues Friday

I-295 northbound right lane closure canceled today in Bellmawr (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the right lane on I-295 northbound that was scheduled to be closed today has been postponed and the lane is open. A daytime closure will be necessary tomorrow as planned to continue work on the retaining wall investigation in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 30 until 4 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... Read more →

How to Keep Yourself COVID-Safe After Vaccination

CurexLab, a provider of approved COVID-19 PPE and lab supplies, offers tips on how to stay safe after vaccination NEW YORK, New York – (April 28, 2021) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been over 212 million COVID vaccinations administered around the country. As millions of people get the vaccine, they may still be wondering how they can continue to minimize their risks of contracting the virus. The good news is that there are ways to help reduce risks and keep healthy. “It’s a great idea to get the vaccine, but getting it... Read more →

FEMA Announces Federal Disaster Assistance for New Jersey

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and snowstorms from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2021. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in Cape May, Morris, Ocean, Sussex and Warren counties. In addition, federal funding is available to the state and eligible local... Read more →

World Naked Gardening Day, May 1

Where can naturists and nudists bare it all outdoors while they tend to their carrots — without getting snagged by thorny legal issues? To mark World Naked Gardening Day on May 1, LawnStarter exposes 2021’s Best Cities for Naked Gardening. We compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across nine key metrics. Among the factors, we looked at? The nudist population, legality of nudity, and gardener-friendliness, of course. Dig into the 10 best cities for gardening au naturale (and the 10 cities to stay clothed in) below, followed by some highlights and lowlights from our report. Best Cities for Naked Gardening... Read more →

Video: Senator Tim Scott Delivers Republican's Response to President Biden's Speech

+++++ Click Link to video of President Biden's full speech Joe Biden is closing in on the first 100 days of his presidency, having far exceeded some goals – he smashed his vaccination target – and having fallen short of others, such as his pledge to dramatically raise the refugee cap. Read more here: Read more →

Rep. Norcross Praises President Biden

Norcross Statement on President Biden’s First Address to Joint Session of Congress WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement: “Tonight, President Biden, joined by Vice President Harris and House Speaker Pelosi, proved we’re not only making history – we’re making progress. On the eve of the Biden-Harris Administration’s 100th day, over 232 million Americans have been vaccinated, and the American Rescue Plan has provided immediate relief to working people, families, small businesses and students around the nation. “It was inspiring to hear the President highlight his American Jobs Plan, which will add millions of jobs,... Read more →

Good News: Camden Academy Charter HS Students Will Have New Opportunites

Camden City, N.J. – Students at Camden Academy Charter High School will have new opportunities to earn a four-year college degree under a new partnership with Camden County College and Stockton University. Camden Academy will host a signing ceremony with representatives of the three schools at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30 at the high school, 250 Federal St. Camden Academy students currently participating in the College (NOW)! Program along with 60 students in grades 8-11, who are eligible, will be in attendance. Parking will be available at Camden Academy. Media are asked to RSVP to Audrey Jacobson at Camden... Read more →

Chance of Covid-19 Exposure Closes NJ Lottery Headquarters

TRENTON (April 28, 2021) – The New Jersey Lottery headquarters building is temporarily closed effective immediately for cleaning due to a positive case of Covid-19. Operations will continue at the Lottery’s Business Continuity Site, which is designated as a back-up facility to ensure continuity of critical business functions in the event that Lottery Headquarters is ever closed or inaccessible for any reason. Lottery staff will conduct tonight’s evening drawings at the Business Continuity Site, a secure environment. As always, the drawings will be monitored by an independent auditor. The general public should be aware that: The drawings will be held... Read more →

How Much Do Teachers Make in NJ?

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square Apr 22, 2021 The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to an education. Though the federal government has set some academic standards, education policy is set largely at the state and local levels. State governments have authority over public school curriculums, teaching methods, instructional materials, and, in conjunction with local districts, teacher pay. graphic files Without national compensation standards, average salaries for teachers across the country vary considerably. Depending on the state, the average teacher salary varies from as little as $45,300 to more than $85,000. The disparity in... Read more →

DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will Reopen May 1st

Visitors will be welcomed at the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve when it reopens for the season Saturday, May 1. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control facility will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is closed Mondays. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including an indoor visitor capacity of 15 individuals in addition to social distancing requirements. All visitors age kindergarten and above will be required to wear a face covering while in the center or enjoying the center’s deck. In the spring, the center’s large deck overlooking... Read more →

Kurt Worthmann of Pine Hill Completes Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Sherman College

SPARTANBURG, SC (04/27/2021)-- Kurt Worthmann of Pine Hill, NJ, was one of 27 students from around the world who received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on March 19, 2021. The graduates participated in the college's 138th Commencement Program in December 2020 and completed their final requirements during the winter quarter of 2021. The ceremony had limited seating to ensure the safety of the graduates and their guests. The college also live-streamed the ceremonies on Facebook and YouTube so that friends and family could watch. The commencement address for the March 2021 class... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Amazon and Apple Gift Card Scam Says LTPD

The Lower Township Police Department would like to inform the public of a fraud that is currently spreading throughout our area. According to information received, numerous incidents throughout New Jersey have occurred where individuals are posing as employees of Amazon and Apple. This specific fraud is targeting our elderly population. Residents are receiving messages stating that their Amazon accounts have been hacked and/or there have been fraudulent purchases. A telephone number is then provided. Upon call back, the person on the other line is able to confirm recent Amazon purchases that the potential victim has made. The subject then informs... Read more →

The Most Popular Types of Online Casino Games to Try Today

Online casinos offer a tantalising taste of unlimited riches – all within reach to those brave enough to take part in the action. If you’re ready to risk your hard-earned cash on a bet, your reward could be a jackpot that will change your life. Winning isn’t guaranteed, but it is possible. All you need to do is pick a game and start playing. But which game? The choice is seemingly endless; you could spend days just scrolling through lists of games. So, before you start searching for games, it’s a good idea to decide what type of game you... Read more →

ATF Rule Would Upend Firearm Industry

NRA-ILA On April 20th, The Reload published what appears to be a leaked draft of an ATF proposed rule. The leaked document purports to be a proposed rule to change the regulatory definition of frame or receiver and alter federal marking requirements for firearms. The rule, if implemented, would completely upend the firearm industry by changing what parts must legally be considered a “firearm” under federal law. The name of the proposed rule and the regulatory identifier number match a rule that was transmitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs last week, so there is reason to believe... Read more →

Thursday/Friday, I-295 North, Bellmawr, Right Lane Closed During the Day graphic files (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed Thursday and Friday during the day to continue work on the retaining wall investigation in Bellmawr, Camden County. From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, 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... Read more →

NY Man Receives Prison Term for Seeking Sex Online with ‘Underage Girl’

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 44-year-old Staten Island man was sentenced today to three years in New Jersey state prison for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 14-year-old girl. John Emilio pled guilty in January to Attempted Endangering the Welfare of Children (Impairing or Debauching the Morals of a Child – Third Degree). The sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., who ordered that Emilio be placed on the New Jersey sex offender registry upon release and also... Read more →

How to Choose an Umbrella for Your Patio, Yard, or Garden?

Long-awaited warm days are coming, and it is high time to think about the shade. When the sun is shining, we still want to sit outside. In the article, we give the best tips on how to choose the right umbrella. We recommend how to enjoy the comfort of the shade for years to come. Suppose you like drinking your morning coffee in your garden. Maybe, your family prefers to have Sunday lunch outside. With a patio umbrella Canada, it is easier to create a more relaxing place in summer. When a short storm hits, an umbrella above your dinner... Read more →

Focus NJ Report on 2020 Economic

Focus NJ today released a review of New Jersey’s economy for 2020, detailing record-high unemployment rates and unemployment claims, as well as a historic contraction in the state’s Gross Domestic Product, followed by a quick rebound. The first annual report, which will be followed by quarterly reviews from Focus NJ, also analyzed the devastation of New Jersey small businesses, with more than 3 in 10 of them closing temporarily or permanently. “The unprecedented non-essential business closures and stay-at-home orders from mid-March to mid-June of 2020, followed by continued operational restrictions, were really a one-two punch that the state’s small businesses... Read more →

Fulton Bank in Voorhees Robbed; Can You Identify Suspect?

Camden City, N.J. (– Detectives are searching for a man who robbed the Fulton Bank in Voorhees on Monday afternoon, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi. Police responded to the bank for a report of an armed robbery at the bank on Haddonfield-Berlin Rd. The teller told police a man entered the bank around 11:06 a.m. armed with a handgun and went into the vault area. Detectives said the man left the bank with a large amount of cash from the vault. Surveillance photos show the man wearing black and white... Read more →

Pauline M. Gregori, age 75 of Bellmawr,

Pauline M. Gregori, age 75 of Bellmawr, passed away on April 24, 2021. Loving daughter of the late William and Emma Ribbaudo. Devoted sister of Gregory (Darlene) Ribbaudo. Aunt of Jason and Christopher. Also survived by many cousins and friends. Pauline had a love for painting, cooking, and her career helping handicap children. Services are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arc of Camden County, 215 West White Horse Pike, Berlin NJ, 08009. Read more →

Zephi Trevino Indicted for Murder

Today, a grand jury in Texas indicted Zephaniah Trevino for murder. Zephaniah, known as “Zephi” to her friends and family, was just 16 years old when her sex trafficker, Philip Baldenegro, shot a man with whom she was being forced to perform sex acts. “Even though we availed ourselves of the opportunity to submit a limited presentation to the grand jury on Zephi’s behalf, the grand jury process is prosecutor-friendly in that prosecutors control what grand jurors see and hear,” said Justin Moore, Zephi’s attorney. “Because of this being the case, it is not shocking that Zephi was indicted today.... Read more →

JDOT and DVRPC announce $2M in Federal grants to improve Transportation 

Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides grants will help municipalities in South Jersey (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) today announced the award of more than $1.9 million for three federal grants under the Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides (TA Set-Asides) program. “As part of NJDOT’s Commitment to Communities, we work with the three regional planning authorities to provide federal funding to counties and municipalities for local transportation projects that improve safety and strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of our transportation system,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The grants announced today... Read more →

Antonio D. Tillis to Become Chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden

Antonio D. Tillis will become chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden on July 1, 2021. Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced that Antonio D. Tillis will assume the post of chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden on July 1. “Antonio Tillis is a brilliant scholar and gifted administrator whose commitment to the transformative power of higher education presents an exceptional opportunity for both Rutgers and New Jersey. We are proud that he will lead Rutgers University-Camden,” Holloway said. “Rutgers is deeply invested in bringing opportunity and growth to Camden. Antonio Tillis will be a driving force in helping Rutgers University and the City... Read more →

NJ Municipal Aid applications being accepted for $165 million in FY22 grants

Transit Village, Bikeways, and Safe Streets to Transit applications also being accepted (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant solicitation period for NJDOT’s Fiscal Year 2022 State Aid programs, including Municipal Aid, as well as the Transit Village, Bikeway, and Safe Streets to Transit programs, is open with applications being accepted starting today, Tuesday, April 27 through July 1, 2021. “The New Jersey Department of Transportation is committed to maintaining and improving local roads and bridges by providing financial assistance, technical expertise and training for municipal and county transportation initiatives,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti... Read more →

Clarence G. Kelly, of Gloucester City, age 91; NJ National Guard Soldier, UPS Driver

Clarence Garfield Kelly passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and fellow veterans on April 15, 2021. Clarence or “Jim” as he was known by his friends, was a long time Gloucester City resident who was active in the Gloucester City Democrat Club and the Rotary. Clarence served as an infantryman, driver and chef for 20+ years in New Jersey’s Army National Guard. He also drove delivery trucks and tractor trailers for UPS logging countless miles with no accidents. Clarence loved to travel, cook, eat out at local restaurants, frequent yard sales and play cards and checkers with his friends. He... Read more →

Philadelphia Man Admits to ID Theft as Part of Scheme to Steal Federal Income Tax Refunds

PHILADELPHIA (April 27, 2021)-- – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Luis Veras-Velasquez, 37, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated identity theft before United States District Court Judge Gerald J. Pappert related to a scheme to steal income tax refunds. On April 23, 2015, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against the defendant, alleging that he engaged in a scheme to obtain tax refunds using stolen identities. According to the Indictment, Veras-Velasquez possessed numerous documents containing the names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of victim taxpayers. Internal Revenue Service... Read more →

Tim Salamatin, Purple Heart Medal Recipient, Vietnam War Marine Veteran

Mt. Ephraim – On April 24, 2021. Age 72. Loving father of Nicole Salamatin, Dominic Salamatin and Timothy Salamatin. Cherished grandfather of Taylor, Nicholas, J.J. and Bryson. Dear brother of Juanita Salamatin and Carmelita Torpey. Predeceased by his identical twin, Jimmy Salamatin and his siblings, Rose Salamatin, Vincent Salamatin, Domingo Salamatin and Dona Rodriguez. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Maffa. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 4, 1948 to the late Jesus D. Salamatin, Sr. and Geraldine Simmons Salamatin. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam... Read more →

Newark MVC Center to Close Early April 28 for Employee Vaccinations  

Regional/Licensing Center Will Remain Open Until 12 p.m. TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) has announced the Newark Regional/Licensing Center will close early Wednesday, April 28, for employee vaccinations. The Center will open as usual at 8 a.m. and close at 12 p.m. Regular operations and hours will resume at Newark on Thursday, April 29. MVC Centers Reopening The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. An employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location. The following Centers are scheduled to reopen on these dates: Delanco Licensing Center Thursday,... Read more →

Burlington County Mega-Site Hosting Group Vaccine for Eastern High Students

Mega-site partners encourage schools & community groups to organize group vaccination campaigns (MOORESTOWN, N.J.) On Wednesday, April 28, the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site will welcome students of Eastern Regional High School (ages 16 and older), as well as parents, teachers, and staff. Working with Virtua Health, the school district has signed up more than 100 members of its community to be vaccinated at the Moorestown Mall site that morning. “We want our school to be a safe haven in every sense, and that means helping all eligible people receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Robert Cloutier, superintendent of the Eastern... Read more →

Wayne C. Smith, Owner of Wayne's Funnel Cakes, Pres of GHS Alumni Assn.

Never forget where you came from. Your growth is found in your roots and it’s made you the person you are today. Wayne C. Smith never forgot where he came from. In fact, he never left his roots of good 'ole Gloucester City. Wayne was friendly, outgoing, “chatty” and hardworking. Although he could be firm yet funny, the blue and gold of GHS were at his core and he had the heart of a lion. In early spring, on Monday, April 26, 2021, our beloved Wayne C. Smith suddenly died at the age of 76 but blessed us all with... Read more →

Northeast Philly Tax Preparer Charged With 29 Counts of Filing False Tax Returns

PHILADELPHIA (April 27, 2021)-- – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Eric Amaefuna, 65, of King of Prussia, PA, was charged by Indictment with 29 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns. According to the Indictment, the defendant was the owner of American Financial Stewardship (AFS), a tax preparation business on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. The Indictment alleges that Amaefuna prepared false and fraudulent IRS Personal Income Tax 1040 Forms for client taxpayers for at least tax years 2014 through 2016. The defendant added attachments to the 1040 Forms that... Read more →