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May 4, 2021

All-Virtual Exhibition of A New View Camden

CAMDEN – The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) is presenting an all-virtual exhibition of A New View – Camden – a Bloomberg Philanthropies-funded public art installation project that addresses illegal dumping in Camden – through Sunday, October 31. The material exhibition will open in the Stedman Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Complex on the Rutgers–Camden campus, in September. A New View – Camden – a collaboration between the RCCA, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, and the City of Camden – transforms six vacant lots formerly used for illegal dumping into community placemaking sites through engaging artwork installations, programming, and community events. The virtual “ANV-C” exhibition focuses on these site installations as well as two additional projects: a collection of “Camden is… Bright not Blight” photographs... Read more →

CNBNews Cheers and Jeers for April 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER – Thank goodness Gloucester City signed a no Marijuana smoking or vaping law prohibiting anyone to use those products on public lands, property, or outdoor events. We can only hope it is truly enforced. Even though it is now legal recreationally we don’t need the entire city smelling like a dirty diaper. Feel free to do what you want in the privacy of your own but please don’t subject others to your vices or health risks. JEER -The Gloucester City Police Department released a press statement in April with the headline Gloucester City Hires First-Ever African-American Police Officer. The headline insinuates that our community is racist, which it is not. Grant you after the Civil War and into... Read more →

I-295 northbound right lane open Wed., closed Thurs. and Fri. 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 during the day Wednesday has been postponed because of weather. The lane will be closed during the day on Thursday and Friday to continue work on the retaining wall investigation in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6 until 4 p.m., and again on Friday, May 7, 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.... Read more →

5 Tips to Make Workplace Efficient Using Lighting 

The workplace holds a matter of importance for both employer and an employee. They spend more of their time in the workplace instead of home for work commitments. An efficient, clean, and hygienic environment within the space is essential to make workers productive and focused. Lighting is a vital factor in this way. It can do wonders to the ambiance of a worksite and incredibly transform the visibility around. According to ILO, proper lighting can increase the productivity of workers by 10-30%. If you want to see the difference in performance, here are some killer tips to make your workplace efficient using lighting. Install The Latest Lighting Traditional lighting works fine, but they are not cost-effective. Elevating the efficiency of your worksite isn’t about making... Read more →

Philadelphia Magazine Names 146 Temple Physicians Top Docs

146 Temple Physicians Named “Top Doctors” by Philadelphia Magazine (Philadelphia, PA) – One hundred forty-six (146) Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine's “Top Doctors” list for 2021. Physicians on the list were nominated by their professional peers and practice at Temple University Hospital (TUH), Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital-Jeanes Campus, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus and in the community as part of Temple Physicians, Inc. (TPI). “We’re pleased that Philadelphia magazine recognizes so many of our Temple physicians on their annual ‘Top Doctors’ list,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital. “This honor highlights the exceptional, high-quality service that our physicians deliver to our patients, day in and day out, across... Read more →

Enter Aquatic Resources Education Center Photo Contest

Photographers and nature lovers are invited by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to submit photographs for the first annual Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) nature photography contest. The contest is intended to increase public awareness and promote the natural wonders of the AREC and surrounding Tony Florio Woodland Beach Wildlife Area. Children and adults are encouraged to visit the wildlife area and take and submit photographs of aquatic life, birds and other wildlife, scenic landscapes, and people enjoying the outdoors. The photo contest is open for entries Monday, May 3 through Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Photos entered in the contest must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2021 and Aug. 16, 2021. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: birds, nature,... Read more →

NJDOT Inmate Litter and Adopt-A-Highway programs begin...

as spring cleaning continues across the state Annual statewide road beautification is in full swing (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced the resumption of the Inmate Litter and Adopt-A-Highway programs to complement the efforts of the NJDOT highway operations crews, as the annual statewide litter removal campaign to beautify New Jersey’s highways continues. “After a harsh winter and a busy pothole repair campaign, the Department is focused on collecting litter, removing graffiti, pruning trees, and mowing grass to beautify the 2,300 miles of State highways,” Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “Beginning today, NJDOT’s efforts will be bolstered by the resumption of the Inmate Litter and Adopt-A-Highway programs that help keep the shoulders, medians, and ramps clean and litter free.”... Read more →

Carolyn Massey, Owner of Carolyn's Beauty Salon, Gloucester City

On April 30, 2021. Age 79, of Gloucester City. Born in Gloucester City, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Doris (Sterling) Batezel. Beloved sister of Clifford Batezel, Richard Batezel (Elizabeth) and Raymond Batezel (Chris). Carolyn was also predeceased by her husband, Donald P Masey January 2, 1988 and sisters, Barbara Anyzek, Janet Busch and Kimberly Morris. Carolyn owned and operated Carolyn’s Beauty Salon in Gloucester City before her retirement. Graveside services will be celebrated on Thursday, May 6th at 11:00 am in the New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. Contributions may be made in memory of Carolyn to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Please write Carolyn Masey in the memo. Condolences and Memories may be... Read more →

Christina River Watershed Cleanup Extended to May 15

To encourage northern Delaware volunteers to get outside and clean up, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in partnership with the Christina Conservancy has extended the month-long Christina River Watershed Cleanup campaign an extra two weeks through Saturday, May 15. The date coincides with the Wilmington Community Cleanup Day taking place in neighborhoods throughout the city. The 2021 Christina Cleanup campaign mobilizes volunteers to safely clean up their communities by picking up trash in their own neighborhoods, on beaches and along waterways within northern New Castle County, from Brandywine Hundred south through Glasgow and Bear. No pre-registration is needed for this year’s campaign. Volunteers are asked to clean up debris, like cigarette butts, beverage containers, food wrappers and more, that easily end... Read more →

PRAYERS NEEDED: Natalie Franceschini and Three Friends in Serious Accident

(April 19, 2021)--Natalie Franceschini, (photo) the daughter of Vince and Kathy Kent Franceschini, along with three of Natalie's friends, was in a serious automobile accident on April 7. The Franceschini family are former residents of Gloucester City and graduates of Gloucester High School. Grandparents Vince Sr. and Dot Franceschini, both deceased, were the owners of Jim's Pizzeria at 142 N. Broadway, Gloucester City. The following statement about the accident was posted on a GoFundMe page. On the night of April 7th, Natalie Franceschini and her three friends were in a terrible car accident while driving home from an ice cream parlor. The girls sustained severe injuries requiring Natalie to be airlifted to Cooper University Hospital where she and her friend received emergent surgeries. Natalie is... Read more →

Face of Defense: Honduras-bound ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Ammo Intercepted

WILMINGTON, Delaware – Tagged as the best self-defense ammo during a zombie apocalypse, the illegal Honduras-bound ammo could have hurt a lot of victims had federal authorities not intercepted it. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Wilmington, Delaware and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay discovered a box of 40 rounds of Zombie Terminator .38 ammo during a joint examination of outbound shipping containers at the Port of Wilmington on Tuesday. CBP officers initially detected an anomaly during an x-ray examination of a shipment of household goods destined to Honduras. Officers devanned the container and discovered that the anomaly was a box of ammo. It is illegal to export firearms, weapons parts and ammunition without a federal license and permit from the U.S. Department... Read more →

May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month:

Thanks to a Transplant, a West Virginia Mom is Winning Her Battle OTA Patient Kristen Jagodowski, Lung Transplant Recipient, and Her Daughter May 3, 2021 -- May is National Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Month. More than 30,000 adults and kids in the United States have CF. In West Virginia, a CF survivor is currently winning her 37-year battle with the disease -- thanks to her life-saving double lung transplant. Her transplant is not only allowing her to breathe easier; it is also the reason she will be celebrating a very special Mother’s Day this year with her daughter. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of CF, and 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. CF causes thick mucus to build up in the... Read more →

Joseph E. Shirk Jr., Gibbstown LL Coach, Div 1 Football Referee, National Guard

Shirk, Joseph E., Jr., - 85, of Ocean City, NJ (formerly of Gibbstown, NJ) resident of Ocean City, NJ for over 25 years, and Palm Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27. Born in Woodbury, NJ on March 18, 1936, to the late Joseph and Dorothy Shirk of Thorofare, NJ. Joe was a 1954 graduate of Paulsboro High School, Paulsboro, NJ. He was active in 4 sports, lettering in Track and Football, receiving All-Star awards in Gloucester Co., Colonial Conference, and Group III leagues, earning him spots in both Gloucester Co. and Paulsboro H.S. Hall of Fame. Joe was a past Administrator and baseball coach for 15 years in Gibbstown Little League where both his sons played. He also coached on the only... Read more →

CNB Business: Hard Rock, Atlantic City Announces $20M Capital Improvement

Atlantic City, N.J. (May 3, 2021) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today the resort will reinvest a minimum of $20 million in capital improvements including suite renovations, the opening of a new Starbucks, additional slots and table games, a new dining outlet and a refresh of beachfront amenities. “The commitment of these capital dollars from our ownership proves their devotion to enhancing our guest experience, along with the revitalization of Atlantic City and our property which opened after a $500 million renovation less than three years ago,” said Joe Lupo, President of Hard Rock Atlantic City. “Our growth over the past year during unprecedented circumstances speaks to guests’ trust in our property and enjoyment of their experiences, which we will continue... Read more →

Tues., May 4 Teacher's Appreciation Day

The Origin of Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Week originated in 1953, and teachers have Eleanor Roosevelt to thank for its inception. Roosevelt convinced Congress that there needed to be a specific day on which teachers were recognized. Prior to Roosevelt going before Congress, it is believed that some states did practice, but it is unclear and unsubstantiated. The theory, however, is that either a teacher from Wisconsin or Arkansas (they aren’t sure which) wrote letters to her trying to get her to help teachers’ cause. The Arkansas theory states that Mattye Whytte Wooldridge began communicating with leaders in the education system to form a day on which teachers would be honored. She ultimately began writing letters to Eleanor Roosevelt. Roosevelt decided the cause was... Read more →