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June 2021

First Edition of the Long-Term Care Equality Index will Help LGBTQ Community

Human Rights Campaign and SAGE Release The Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) is the first-ever nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusivity and inclusion at long-term care communities in the U.S. WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults, released the first edition of the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI). This national benchmarking tool evaluates long-term care communities based on the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ residents and patients. This initial report does not score long-term care communities, but instead includes research data on how many long-term care communities currently have LGBTQ-inclusive policies, and lays out how organizations can participate in the LEI and improve their policies. Despite significant progress, LGBTQ people lack basic legal protections... Read more →

$44 Million in Grant Funding for Port Street Corridor in Newark

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced it is proposing to award the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey a $44 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant to modernize an approximately 2.9 mile section of roadway at the north entrance of Port Newark and the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, which will improve safety and reduce vehicle travel times and maintenance costs. This grant will help the local economy and create jobs in New Jersey. “These timely investments in our infrastructure will create jobs and support regional economies, while helping to spur innovation, confront climate change, and address inequities across the country,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The INFRA grant will fund improvements including the replacement of the Corbin Street Ramp, the realignment of portions of Corbin Street, Port Street, and Kellogg Street, and the improvement of several other nearby intersections. The project supports economic... Read more →

VIDEOS: Federal Government Transporting Illegal Immigrants Crossing the Texas Border to New Jersey and Elsewhere

By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews A busload of illegal immigrants board a bus in Texas headed to the state of New Jersey, and the State of New York. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 protestors were stopping traffic on the NJ Turnpike demanding more money for the illegals from the taxpayers of the state. So far they have received $40 million. (image courtesy of The Center for Immigration Studies) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(June 30, 2021)--This week former President Donald Trump will be visiting Texas to talk with Gov Greg Abbot about the crisis that has exploded out of control since the Biden administration took over in January. As a result thousands and thousands of illegal immigrants are living in this country supported by the taxpayers of this country. The cost to house and feed them is unknown. In the video below produced by The Center for Immigration Studies the commentator... Read more →

Bucknell Students from New Jersey Named to Dean's List

LEWISBURG, PA (06/29/2021)-- Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2020-21 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. The following students have achieved dean's list status for spring 2021: Max Bean, class of 2024, from Belmar, NJ Helena Wackerman, class of 2024, from LAKE COMO, NJ Benjamin Browner, class of 2024, from Cherry Hill, NJ Jake Fowler, class of 2023, from Cherry Hill, NJ Ted Kennedy, class of 2022, from Haddonfield, NJ Haley Qualls, class of 2024, from Haddonfield, NJ Jenny Scott, class of 2023, from Haddonfield, NJ Grant Van Emburgh, class of 2023, from Hainesport, NJ Jesse Barbera, class of 2022, from Voorhees, NJ Brad Schultes, class of 2024, from West Deptford, NJ T J Cooney, class of 2022, from Marlton, NJ... Read more →

Staff of Regional Disabilities Provider Donates $1,500 to Help N.J. Adults with Autism

(CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 24, 2021) Staff of a local program for children with autism are showing their support for adults on the autism spectrum. The employees of NeurAbilities Healthcare -- with facilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania -- recently donated $1,500 to Autism New Jersey. The workers purchased specially designed T-shirts, with proceeds going to help the statewide nonprofit. “As service providers for those with neurodevelopmental delays, our staff is passionate about supporting the autism community through the lifespan,” said Kathleen Stengel, CEO of NeurAbilities. “Each day, our team sees how people with autism of every age offer unique and valuable contributions.” In addition, while funding and services are available for children with autism, few resources exist for adults with autism in New Jersey, Stengel noted. “That’s why this year we decided to raise money in support of Autism New Jersey’s advocacy for adults with autism,” explained Christina Jackey,... Read more →

NEW JERSEY POLITICS: Swift/Guardian Call on Armato & Mazzeo to Stop Wasting Government Time

ATLANTIC CITY – After the second bill to eliminate mandatory minimums for public corruption failed to receive the Governor’s signature, former Deputy Attorney General Claire Swift and former Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian sharply criticized Assemblymen John Armato and Vince Mazzeo today for wasting the government’s time and putting the personal interests of politicians ahead of the public. The first bill to eliminate mandatory minimums for non-violent offenses (S3456) was conditionally vetoed in April after crimes by public officials like bribery, perjury, and insider trading were added. A second, identical iteration (S3658) was conditionally vetoed yesterday. The changes would have granted judges, who are appointed or confirmed by public officials, greater discretion over how to sentence those public officials. “The last thing the State of New Jersey and especially Atlantic City needs is more politicians getting off scot-free,” Guardian said. “I ran for mayor to clean up city hall after... Read more →

Shawn Midgette, Indicted with Sexually Assaulting Two Women at Knifepoint

Sott Coffina announced that a 29-year-old homeless man has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting two women last summer after threatening to harm them with a knife if they resisted. A Burlington County Grand Jury returned two separate indictments against Shawn Midgette charging him with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact (Third Degree), two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree), and two counts of Certain Persons Not to Possess Firearms (Fourth Degree). The indictments were returned on June 24 and June 29 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. Midgette will be scheduled for an arraignment in the near future in Superior Court in Mount Holly. The investigation began July 24, 2020, after an elderly woman was sexually assaulted in her vehicle... Read more →

Beach Drive and Shore Road Closed Temporarily July 3

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ --The Lower Township Police Department will close Beach Drive and Shore Road to all street parking from Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. until the conclusion of the fireworks event at approximately 11:00 p.m. that evening. There will be “No Parking” signs posted along Beach and Shore Drive. Additionally, due to the large volume of pedestrians on the bay front attending the event, this area will also be closed to all vehicular and bicycle traffic from Town Bank Road to Lincoln Boulevard in North Cape May from 3:00 p.m. on July 3rd until the conclusion of the event. David C. Douglass Park will be closed July 2nd at 10:00 p.m. and re-open on July 4th. The last block of Washington Boulevard, from Atlantic Avenue to Beach Drive, will be posted “No Parking” from July 2nd at 10:00 a.m. until July 4th to allow for the set... Read more →

Like Father, Like Son, Meaning Taken To A New Level, Bank Robbery

Camden City, NJ – A father and son have been arrested in connection with a Fulton Bank robbery that occurred on April 26, 2021, in Voorhees Twp., according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Voorhees Twp. Police Chief Louis Bordi. Jermaine Johnson, 43, of Haddonfield, was arrested by the US Marshals NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force at a residence on the Unit block of Linden Ave. on May 18, 2021. He has been charged with 1st degree robbery and weapons offenses. He is currently in the Camden County Jail awaiting trial. Safeek Johnson, 23, of Philadelphia, was arrested today by the US Marshals NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force at the intersection of Rockland Rd. and Old York Road in Philadelphia. He was in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest. He is also charged with 1st degree robbery and weapons offenses in connection with the bank... Read more →

Camden County Happenings / Events

Symphony in C’s Jubilant Brass Returns with Summertime Classics The Hits Keep Coming in the Twilight Concert Series Don’t miss Symphony in C’s Jubilant Brass on Thursday, July 15th for the next show of the Twilight Concert Series at Cooper River Park. Concert is free to attend and starts at 7 PM. Founded in 1952 as The Haddonfield Symphony, Symphony in C is one of three professional training orchestras in the U.S., preparing musicians and conductors through concert and educational outreach programs. Members are students and recent graduates of prestigious conservatories and universities. Read More. Free Fitness Classes This Summer Feel the Burn this Summer with Free Fitness Classes at Your Favorite Parks Music isn't the only thing to keep you moving this summer. There is a wide variety of FREE fitness classes all summer throughout the parks in Camden County. For the full lineup of fitness classes, Click Here.... Read more →

Congratulations to NJ Residents who Graduated from Muhlenberg College Class of 2021

ALLENTOWN, PA (06/28/2021)-- By Meghan Kita, Senior Writer The College's 173rd Commencement celebrated the Class of 2021 in a pair of socially distanced ceremonies held in downtown Allentown. Local students include: Shannon Beachem graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Beachem is a resident of Wall Township (07719), New Jersey. Lacey Berk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Berk is a resident of Margate (08402), NJ. Brooke Greenberg graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Greenberg is a resident of Cherry Hill (08003), New Jersey. Talia Hawkins graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Hawkins is a resident of Delran (08075), NJ. Isabel Kaufman graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Studio Art. Kaufman is a resident of Collingswood (08108), NJ.... Read more →

Robert J. Hoopes, of Mt. Ephraim, 90

Robert J. Hoopes, on June 27, 2021, of Mt. Ephraim. Age 90. Husband of the late Mary (nee Pavone). Devoted father of Albert J. (Liz), Anna Mae Migliaccio (Larry Green), and James (Carla). Loving and proud grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 1. Predeceased by his wife Gertrude and his son-in-law Thomas Migliaccio, Sr. Also survived by man's best friend, Hera. Bob worked at PECO for 40+ years. He was an avid Phillies fan and a beloved patron of the Black Horse Diner. There will be a viewing from 8:45am to 10:15am Friday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am at St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Haddon Heights. Entombment New St. Mary's Mausoleum, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Robert's memory to MEPRI, 120 W. Kings Highway, Mt. Ephraim, NJ 08059. Read more →

Garrisons Lake Boat Ramp in Delaware to Temporarily Close for Reconstruction

KENT COUNTY, DELAWARE (June 29, 2021)--The Garrisons Lake boat ramp and parking lot in Kent County will temporarily close for reconstruction beginning Monday, July 12, 2021, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced. Project completion is anticipated by Dec. 1, 2021, weather permitting. The public fishing area on the north side of the pond, including the fishing pier and parking lot, will remain open. The project will involve reconstruction of the boat ramp, installation of a new courtesy dock, repaving the existing parking lot and installation of a portable toilet enclosure. Alternate nearby public ponds with boat ramps also managed by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife include Moores Lake and Derby Pond near Dover and Mud Mill Pond west of Camden. For more information on the Garrisons Lake boat ramp reconstruction project, call the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914. About DNREC The... Read more →

46-year- old Sanika Adams Indicted for Involvement in 1999 Home Invasion

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--June 29, 2021 – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Somerdale Police Chief James J. Walsh announced that a Camden County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against 46-year- old Sanika Adams for his involvement on April 15, 1999, home invasion robbery that remained unsolved until 2020. This indictment charges Adams, who at the time was a 25-year-old Lawnside resident, with first degree attempted murder, multiple counts of first-degree kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, second and third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree criminal restraint, third-degree terroristic threats, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Adams is accused of breaking into the home shared by a mother and her adult daughter in the 400 block of Park Avenue in Somerdale in the early morning hours after allegedly cutting the phone lines so the women could not call for help. Adams allegedly... Read more →

Charges Against Former Warminster Township Police Officer James Carey Headed to Trial

JUNE 28, 2021 Bucks County prosecutors presented sufficient evidence Monday to send all charges against former Warminster Township police officer James Carey, accused of sexually assaulting five teen boys, to the Court of Common Pleas. Carey, 53, of Cape May Court House in New Jersey, committed the acts while working as a DA.R.E. officer and running a program for troubled youth at the township’s recreation center more than two decades ago. During a 4-hour preliminary hearing on Monday, Magisterial District Judge Daniel J. Finello Jr., heard testimony from seven witnesses, including four of the victims and two Bucks County detectives, and ruled a prima facie case was established. Carey has a formal arraignment scheduled for Aug. 13. “Now that we’ve successfully gotten the charges against Carey held for trial, his victims are one step closer to getting the justice they deserve," District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. "And they will get... Read more →

Everything you need to know about payday loans before Taking One

The payday loan may assist you in meeting urgent financial requirements until your next paycheck arrives. These small-dollar, high-cost loans generally have annual percentage rates (APRs) in the triple digits, and payments are often due in 2 weeks—or close to your next paycheck. Payday loans are not for those who are easily frightened. They may be tough to return and, if you're not cautious, might wind up costing you considerably more than you anticipated. Before applying for one, it's critical to understand what you'll get and what will be required of you in return. Payday Loans: How Do They Work? Payday loans operate in a manner distinct from personal and other consumer loans. Depending on your location, you may apply for a payday loan online or in person at a payday lender's branch. Distinct jurisdictions have different rules governing payday loans, restricting the amount you may borrow and the amount... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Needs Your Help; Can you Identify this Shoplifter?

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS MAN? Wanted for shoplifting at Lowes June 24, 2021 Please help Maple Shade Police Department identify this shoplifter that stole several hundred dollars worth of wire from Lowes on 6/24/21. The subject in the video loads the shopping cart with wire and leaves the store without paying for it. When confronted by loss prevention the subject resisted loss prevention efforts to detain him. The subject did flee in a black 2014 Nissan Pathfinder NJ REG D68NNU. IF YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS CALL 856-234-8300 AND REFERENCE CASE 21-11808 Read more →

Thomas J. Brown, of Bellmawr; Former GCHS Softball Coach, Korean War Army Veteran

Thomas J. Brown, on June 27, 2021, of Bellmawr, NJ; formerly of S. Phila., PA. Age 88. Beloved husband of Marie (nee Damico) for 65 years. Devoted father of Kathy Baker (John) and Lori McKinney (Mike). Loving grandpop of Johnny, Tommy, Brynn, and Ryann and great grandfather of Alyssa and Maddie. Preceded in death by 4 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Thomas proudly served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a girls softball coach at Gloucester Catholic. There will be a viewing from 8:45am to 10:45am Friday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 11am at the Church. Entombment New St. Mary's Mausoleum, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Thomas' name to St. Jude Children's Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Read more →

Marion Gardens Jersey City Gang Members Indicted for Racketeering, Violent Crimes

NEWARK, N.J. – Eight members of a Jersey City gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex were charged by indictment today with racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, and firearms offenses, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. The indictment charges Jervon Morris, aka “Sticky,” 32; Jalil Holmes, aka “Broad Day,” aka “BD,” 21; Kevin Williams, aka “KK,” aka “Kay,” 27; Jakeem Gibson-Madison, aka “Beanz,” 27; K’shawn Jackson, aka “Lil Kay,” 21; Lakief Grayson, aka “Lala,” aka “La Greaz,” 30; Willie Williams, aka “Willz,” 30; and Terick Rogers, aka “Moot,” 29, all of Jersey City. (See chart below for specific charges/penalties.) The charges are the result of a long-running investigation by the FBI, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Jersey City Police Department. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Morris, Holmes, Kevin Williams, Gibson-Madison, Jackson, Grayson, Willie Williams, and... Read more →

Summertime for Vacation, Dating and Planning Your Trip: Tips for Lesbians

Summertime vacation and dating sound both fun and amazing. Summer is a great time and opportunity for anyone to relax. Travelling is also one of the best ways to start a romantic vacation with so many options of places to choose from. Let’s pay particular attention to the best spots where lesbian couples and singles can find that wonderful experience this summer. What Are the Most Lesbian-friendly Countries? Explore a list of places to travel with your partner or if you are single. Also, you can discover great lesbian dating advice that will help you enjoy your trip. First of all, if you are single, you can register your profile at the online dating site and find a match to travel together. Isn’t that nice? Additionally, planning a trip to another country requires some research of the destination beforehand. Gathering any information is important as it gives you an idea... Read more →

Newark Police Seek Help Locating Thief Named "Gotti"

NEWARK, NJ (June 23, 2021)--Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara requests the public’s help in identifying the below pictured female suspect in connection with a burglary that occurred on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. At approximately 1 p.m., a resident in an apartment in the 100 block of Milford Avenue, left home, returning at 10:30 p.m. and finding the front door to his residence was unlocked. The victim entered the apartment and found his bedroom ransacked with several items of personal property stolen, including a bank card, change and a car title. Detectives investigating this incident obtained video surveillance footage of a female suspect in the area who is known by the name “Gotti”. While Police are actively searching for this suspect, we seek the public’s help in quickly locating her as part of this investigation. She is described at 5’5”... Read more →

*CNB Consumer Alert: Don't Send Them Money

by Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Instead of telling you a ghost story around a summer campfire, we have an all-too familiar tale to share: Myra’s grandson, Jon, is in Mexico for the summer. They video chat every week. One day, Myra gets a call from someone who says he’s Max, a friend of Jon’s: “He was arrested last night and needs $500 for bail.” Max says the police took Jon’s passport, so he’ll need another $700 to get it back. He says not to tell Jon’s parents or anyone else because Jon is embarrassed. Myra is scared at first — but she’s heard a thing or two that makes her suspicious. So she thanks “Max” for his concern, hangs up, and calls Jon right away. Jon, it turns out, is on his way to class, not in jail. And “Max” is nothing but a scammer. Family emergency scams... Read more →

Jamal Preston, 26, of Egg Harbor Indicted for Attempted Murder/Aggravated Arson

BHuntenburg Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on June 24, 2021, Jamal Preston, 26, of Egg Harbor Township, was indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County on a charge of Attempted Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1 and N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1), in connection with a fire he intentionally set to a residential home in Lakewood on August 22, 2020. Preston was also indicted on four counts of Aggravated Arson in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1a. On August 22, 2020, the Lakewood Township Police Department responded to a report of a fire at a residence in Lakewood. An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit-Arson Squad, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Ocean County Fire Marshals Office, and New Jersey State Fire Marshals K-9 Unit, determined that the fire had been intentionally set utilizing an ignitable liquid and an open flame. Further investigation determined... Read more →

NJ Students at The University of Tampa Named to Honors Dean's List

TAMPA, FL (06/28/2021)-- The University of Tampa has honored 1,758 students who were named to the dean's list for the Spring 2021 semester. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean's list. The following local students were named to the dean's list: Trevor Etkins, of Marlton (08053) Graceline Galan, of Vineland (08361) Emily Kane, of Stratford (08084) Jillian Simpkins, of Delran (08075) Katelyn Hanmer, of Ocean City (08226) Courtney Pasterchick, of Wall Township (07719) Matthew Bradley, of Galloway (08205) Madison Mount, of Chesterfield (08515) Emily Caignon, of Vineland (08361) Emily Fournier, of Cape May (08204) Emily Gilmer, of Lumberton (08048) Jessica Raday, of Cinnaminson (08077) Isabella Oko, of Wrightstown (08562) Jillian Brandenburger, of ocean city (08226) Benjamin Share, of Ventnor City (08406) Destiny Scott-Eccles, of Cape May Court House (08210) John Farinelli, of Absecon (08201) Maria Chornopysky, of Moorestown (08057) Samantha Gehringer, of... Read more →

Michael Pillarella, 27, of Manahawkin Indicted for Aggravated Manslaughter/Vehicular Homicide

BHuntenburg Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on June 24, 2021, Michael Pillarella, 27, of Manahawkin, was indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County on the charge of Aggravated Manslaughter in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4a(1), in connection with a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Little Egg Harbor Township during the evening hours of January 30, 2021 – resulting in the death of a female juvenile victim. Pillarella was also indicted on charges of Vehicular Homicide in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5a; Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.3; Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(1); and Assault by Auto in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c(2). On January 30, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers from the Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department responded to the area of Radio Road and Baltusrol Court for a report of a two-vehicle crash with serious injuries. An investigation by... Read more →

*American Legion Baseball scholarship application open for 2021

The American Legion The American Legion Baseball scholarship nomination form is available online here. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application form along with three one-page letters of recommendation from an American Legion Baseball coach or manager, American Legion post commander or adjutant, and a community leader (teacher, Scout leader, minister or church leader, principal, etc.). Applicants must also complete the authorization form at the end of the application, including signatures from the player, parent or guardian, and post commander. Applications and testimonial letters must be submitted to the department headquarters in the player's state and postmarked no later than July 15. Applications should not be submitted to American Legion National Headquarters. Each applicant is considered for a scholarship of $500 or more from the department headquarters. The department baseball scholarship winners shall be considered for The American Legion All Academic Team sponsored by Diamond... Read more →

Ketamine Shipment from Italy Discovered by Philly CBP

Release Date: June 28, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia intercepted a shipment on June 10 from Italy of ketamine, a dangerous substance used as a club drug and in sexual assaults. CBP officers intercepted a shipment of the dangerous club drug ketamine. CBP officers initially examined the international air parcel and detected an anomaly during an x-ray examination. The box, manifested as “stainless steel bar cocktail sticks,” contained 36 metal tubes that each contained a white substance. Officers tested the substance with a handheld elemental isotope analysis tool and identified the contents as ketamine hydrochloride. The ketamine and metal tubes weighed a combined 13 pounds, four ounces. CBP officers seized the shipment. The parcel was destined to an address in Worcester, Mass. An investigation continues. According to the DEA, ketamine is a Schedule III non-narcotic drug regulated under the Controlled Substances Act. Along... Read more →

4th of July Freedom Festival with Southside Johnny

Celebrate Independence Day at the Freedom Festival on the Camden Waterfront Presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners, City of Camden and WMGK at Wiggins Park. This festival brings thousands of people together to enjoy a series of artists and a spectacular firework show from Serpico Pyrotechnics. Be sure to come to the Camden Waterfront for food, beer, music and fireworks in celebration of the annual Freedom Festival. 5PM Kickoff Salute to American and our Veterans presented by the Tri-County Symphonic Band 6:30PM Arnetta Johnson & Sunny 8PM: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes 9:30PM Firework Spectacular over the Delaware River Read more →

Eleven Members of Pagans MC Arrested; Included in Indictment are Two Local Gang Members (Videos)

Included in the indictment are two local club members Nicholas Bucciarelli, a.k.a. "Booch," 56, of Brooklawn, and Michael Dorazo, aka "Cage," 42, of Gloucester City... Luis Arocho, aka “LuRoc,” 43, of Keansburg NEWARK, N.J. (June 28, 2021)– Two high-ranking members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club were arrested today for assault in aid of racketeering, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Luis Arocho, aka “LuRoc,” 43, of Keansburg, New Jersey, and Maurice Guzman, aka “Dawg,” 51, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of aggravated assault in aid of racketeering. They are scheduled to appear by videoconference today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre. RELATED: A Gloucester City Good Samaritan Catches Wise Guy Bike Thief Gloucester City Police Chief: There Was No Fight Between Pagans and Warlocks “Today’s arrests are the latest in a long-running investigation into the illegal activities of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club,” Acting U.S.... Read more →

Two Drivers Involved in Serious Traffic Accident in Gloucester Township

photo provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On Sunday, June 27, 2021, at approximately 7:02 PM, officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department were dispatched to the Black Horse Pike in the area of Landing Road for a motor vehicle crash. One of the vehicles involved rolled onto its side causing one of the occupants to become trapped underneath the vehicle. It's reported that both vehicles were traveling southbound when the collision occurred. The passenger in one of the vehicles was flown to Cooper Hospital, Trauma Unit, for serious injuries to her upper and lower extremities. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Cooper Hospital for undisclosed injuries. The passenger is currently in critical, but stable condition. The second driver was uninjured. Names of those involved are being withheld until notifications have been made. The Black Horse Pike was closed between Brewer Avenue and Oak Avenue and for several hours during the... Read more →

Multi-Alarm Fire Damages Kristian Drive Home in Sicklerville

photo provided SICKLERVILLE, NJ-- Thursday, June 24, 2021 at approximately 8:15 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the area of Kristian Drive in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township for the report of a house fire. Arriving officers encountered heavy smoke and observed fire coming from the residence. As Gloucester Township Fire Departments were arriving, Officers ensured the residents and neighbors were evacuated. Gloucester Township Fire Department Stations 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, Lindenwold, Pine Hill and Winslow Fire Departments arrived on location and extinguished the fire. Neighboring houses also suffered minor damage from the heat. Fortunately, no one was injured during the fire. While this incident does not appear to be suspicious at this time, it is being investigated by the Gloucester Township Police and State Fire Marshal. This is a reminder to check your fire suppression systems and alert / audible alarm systems to ensure... Read more →

Thomas J. Paul, on June 26, 2021, of Bellmawr, formerly of South Philadelphia

Thomas J. Paul, on June 26, 2021, of Bellmawr, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 85. Son of the late William and Agnes. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Stahl). Devoted father of Mary and Jim Higgins, Diane Paul, Janet Paul (Carl), and Jim and Bernadette Paul. Loving grandfather of Frank Higgins (Danäe), James Higgins (Amanda), Charlie Murphy (Brittney), Paul Murphy, Thomas Griffith, Amanda Griffith (Connor), Joseph Paul (Aline), and Rachael Paul and great grandfather of Herick Londe. Brother of the late Robert Paul. Thomas loved fishing, bowling, gardening, and spending time at the shore with his family. There will be a viewing Thursday 8:15am to 10:00am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomas' memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310 Marlton NJ 08053... Read more →


R.E.A.L. Sports Continues to Support Individuals Combating Addiction R.E.A.L. Hosts Multiple Athletic Events Throughout the Year Including Golf, Yoga and More Camden County Commissioner Al Dyer joined a group of individuals in addiction recovery for golf lessons at the Camden County Golf Academy. The Commissioner Board’s Addiction Awareness Task Force hosts Recovery Encouragement Athletic Leagues (R.E.A.L.) like this to support individuals combating addiction. “R.E.A.L. Golf is about giving folks in recovery something healthy that they can focus their mind, body, and energy on,” Dyer said. “In addition to golf, we host R.E.A.L. yoga and other athletic leagues throughout the year. Our goal is to help make the recovery process a little bit smoother, and to help guide these individuals into a healthier, sustainable lifestyle.” The next R.E.A.L. Yoga Session is June 29th. Click Here to see all upcoming R.E.A.L. events. Learn About the Grove Street Trail Connector on June 29th... Read more →

Linda S. Saun, of Oaklyn; Retired Somerdale Elementary School Teacher

Oaklyn – On June 25th, 2021. She was a longtime resident of Haddon Township. Age 67. Linda is survived by many dear friends including James “Jim” Anderson. She was predeceased by her parents, Howard H. Saun, Jr. and Alma (McAfee) Saun. Linda was a graduate of Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky and taught for 25 years at Somerdale Elementary School before she retired. Following her retirement, she substituted at Magnolia Elementary School. Linda was an animal lover but most dear to her heart were her cats, Bob “Boobert”, Misty Rose, Sasha and Butterscotch “Butt Butt”. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff in the Penn Pulmonary & Hypertension department and at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse for all of their care and compassion given to Linda. Relatives and friends are invited to her entombment services on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10 am in the mausoleum at Locustwood Memorial Park,... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Holy See Fighting LGBTQ Inspired Bill in Italy

June 28, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an Italian bill that the Holy See is fighting: The Holy See is fighting an LGBTQ-inspired bill in Italy that would encroach on the free speech rights of the Catholic Church. The bill, which is the work of Alessandro Zen, a homosexual lawmaker, is being promoted by his followers as a necessary step to combat violence and hate speech. It is the latter issue that concerns the Holy See. Italy already has laws that condemn homophobia, so Zen's bill calls into question whether this proposed law is necessary. Catholics are rightly concerned that its real target is to muzzle their free speech rights. A more technical area of concern is whether the bill violates the 1929 Lateran pacts, which established Vatican City as a sovereign state. Zen and his supporters say the Holy See has nothing to worry about as... Read more →

Tonight at Wiggins Park Vertical Current with Isaiah Katumwa

The Camden County Board of Commissioners welcomes you to the Sunset Jazz Series on Wiggins Waterfront on Monday, June 28th with Vertical Current with Isaiah Katumwa. Concert is free to attend and starts at 7 PM. Vertical Current’s brand of music is a unique blend of genres that is intended to uplift and inspire. Strong melodies and funky rhythms are characteristic of their classic style. The best way to experience the music of Vertical Current is in person. Their electrifying performances will leave you feeling truly inspired! Read More. Read more →

Lakewood Man Indicted for the Murder of his Infant Daughter

BHuntenburg Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on June 24, 2021, David Smith, 36, of Lakewood, was indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County on the charge of Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1), in connection with the death of his infant daughter in Lakewood Township on December 8, 2020. Smith was also indicted on a charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(2). On December 5, 2020, Detectives from the Lakewood Township Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit responded to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood for a report of a three-month-old infant, purportedly found to be unresponsive by her father, David Smith. Smith claimed that he immediately called 911 upon finding the infant unresponsive. The infant was initially taken to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus by emergency medical service personnel and subsequently transferred... Read more →

SENATOR CRUZ Reports on Border Crisis

CNBNews file photo by Senator Ted Cruz | Guest Contributor As summer begins, I want to give you an update on what’s happening with the border crisis five months into the Biden-Harris Administration. President Biden has repeatedly made reckless policy decisions that have caused the crisis at our southern border—he halted construction of the border wall, he reinstated the failed catch-and-release policy, and he ended the Remain in Mexico policy, which was an international agreement President Trump negotiated with the government of Mexico where Mexico agreed that immigrants from Central America who had crossed illegally through Mexico would stay in Mexico while their asylum cases were adjudicated in the United States. That agreement was a great victory, and it resulted in a massive drop in illegal immigration—so much so that in 2020, the United States experienced the lowest level of illegal immigration in 45 years. While leaving the border open... Read more →

Best Travel Destinations in Europe For Families

If you’re wondering where to go with your kids this summer, then look no further than Europe. As a family, foreign trips should be educational, fun, and entertaining. Europe has all these things to offer and much more. Families that enjoy traveling together and seeing places should opt for at least three to four destinations in Europe. While traveling from one country to another, there are several things you should be careful of like, passports, visas, travel insurance, and other critical documentation. To ensure you have everything in order, you should consult with iasservices from Leeds and get all the paperwork sorted before your travel date. While there are plenty of places you can visit in Europe, not all are family-friendly. We have compiled a list of the best travel destinations in Europe for families to help you make an informed choice. This list is not exhaustive but has a... Read more →

*Burlington County 's Straight to Treatment Program

What is Straight … to Treatment? It is a program created to help those who are caught in the powerful grip of addiction and substance abuse – but would like to break free – with the opportunity to be connected to a program to assist them with overcoming their addiction. Who operates the program? The program was created by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and is operated in conjunction with the police departments of Evesham Township, Pemberton Township, Mount Holly and the City of Burlington, along with Oaks Integrated Care, Solstice Counseling and Wellness Center, Hand ‘n’ Heart and Maryville Addiction Treatment Center. Is anyone eligible? Yes, anyone who asks for assistance will be helped, regardless of residency. What if I don’t have insurance? Insurance is not necessary in order to receive assistance at a treatment facility. What if I have drugs I want to turn in? Those who come... Read more →

*Bellmawr's Independence Day Parade Announced

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE ANNOUNCED We are happy to announce that our annual Independence Day Parade will be held on Monday July 5th, 2021. The Celebrations Committee has been working very hard make this year’s parade a memorable event for our residents with added floats and musical entertainment. Baby Parade: 9:00 AM at the Borough Hall Parking Lot Bicycle Parade: 10:00 AM at St Joachim Church Parking Lot Parade: 11:00 AM Parade Route: Assembly at St Joachim Church 10:30 AM, West Browning Road to the Borough Hall. Below are application links for participation in the Baby Parade and the Main Parade. Completed application(s) must be returned to the Borough Hall no later than June 30, 2021 at 12 PM. There is no application for the Bicycle parade. Parade Application Baby Parade Registration FREE RABIES CLINIC The annual Free Rabies Clinic will be held at the Bellmawr Recreation Center on Saturday, May... Read more →

Casey Ennis, of Audubon Arrested for Stealing IDs to Fund Gambling Accounts

Detectives Also Link Suspect to $52,000 in Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits Atlantic City, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Casey Ennis, 44, of Audubon, N.J. for allegedly using stolen identities to create and fund more than 1,800 online gambling accounts and for stealing identities to operate a fraudulent unemployment benefits scheme during a 17-month long identity theft investigation. In January 2020, detectives with the Financial Crimes Unit were contacted by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to assist with investigating suspicious online gambling accounts. Several victims reported that gambling accounts were created and funded using their identities without their authorization. Through various investigative means, detectives determined that Ennis stole the victims’ identities and fraudulently operated the accounts in Atlantic City's online gaming providers. During the ongoing investigation, detectives also discovered that Ennis was using stolen identities to operate an unemployment benefits scheme, using them to generate numerous... Read more →

Spotting Trustworthy Casino Sites – Tips All Beginners Should Follow

Online casinos are one of the industries that have been thriving in the last couple of years and the forecast is for this trend to continue for several years yet. Software development companies are releasing new games incorporating advances to create an online gaming experience as close to being in a real land-based casino, including live dealer games where players can speak directly with the dealer and with other players around the table. As more beginners look to sign up to online casino sites, it is recommended they take some time to follow these tips to ensure they find a site with fair bets, good payouts and that is safe and secure. Check reviews One of the most obvious checks to confirm that a casino site is trustworthy is to check out reports from industry experts and reviews from those who have already played on the site. The best reviews... Read more →

A Gloucester City Good Samaritan Catches Wise Guy Bike Thief

“You can have it back, I didn’t like it anyway," ~Bratty bike thief William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 28, 2021)--Another bike was stolen in the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City. But, because of a quick-thinking concerned citizen, the bike was returned to the owner. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said around 845am on Thursday he saw a Latin American juvenile, about 12-14 years old, grab a bike from a nearby Thompson Avenue residence. RELATED: Thieves Targeting Bicycles in Gloucester City The Good Samaritan said, "The juvenile flew up the street pedaling as fast as he could towards the railroad tracks. He knew I saw him as I yelled at him to drop the bike. When he kept going, I got in my car and headed in the same direction. After a few minutes searching on foot I found him hiding up a... Read more →

CNBNews Happenings and Events

SJ Catholic Cemeteries Cleanup Begins June 28 The next holiday cleanup for South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries is scheduled to begin Monday, June 28. Prior to the cleanup date, they ask families to please remember to remove any keepsake items or mementos that they want to keep. The South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries handle 15 cemetery locations throughout southern New Jersey including our more popular cemeteries like Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Berlin, New St. Mary Cemetery in Bellmawr, Holy Cross Cemetery in Mays Landing, Sacred Heart Cemetery in Vineland, and All Saints Cemetery in Newfield. The cleanup schedule is available on our website, Please call 855-697-7375 if you have any questions or contact your cemetery office. A complete listing of cemetery locations can be found at The Dragons Are Coming! SUNDAY, JULY 11 Sunday, Jul 11, 2021, at 08:00 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern... Read more →

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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. BROOKLAWN AMERICAN LEGION POST 72 baseball team--We are not certain of the identities. If you can help with their names please comment in the box below this article or email to CNBNews! Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt was made to provide accuracy of events. Page 8 continues with Palmiero's Brooklawn Legion tenure. CLICK ON THE... Read more →

Samaritan Annual Golf Tournament Drive FORE!

Good Cause on June 28, 2021 Mount Laurel, NJ – “Drive FORE! A Good Cause,” Samaritan’s annual golf tournament, presented by The Richardson Family Dealerships, will take place on Monday, June 28 at Little Mill Country Club in Marlton with all social distancing guidelines in place to protect everyone’s health and safety. All proceeds from the event support Samaritan’s family of services that enhance the lives of those coping with issues of aging, serious illness, or grief, and all those who care about them throughout South Jersey. “Each year, the goal of our annual golf tournament is two-fold: to raise awareness and funds to ensure that we at Samaritan are able to continue offering essential, life-enhancing services to those within the communities we serve,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, president/CEO of Samaritan. “We continue to be overwhelmed by the support we receive from sponsors and golfers alike for this charitable event.... Read more →

Burlington City Police Charge 4 Suspects with Setting Fire to Historic Properties

The City of Burlington Police Department has charged four (4) individuals with Arson and Related Offenses in regards to the U.S. Pipe Foundry and McNeal Mansion Property Fires that destroyed two buildings and damaged two others. The first fire was on April 26, 2021, and the second incident occurred on June 7, 2021. During the course of the investigation, detectives located a video depicting the four individuals entering the Mansion property off of East Pearl Boulevard and then returning after the fires were set. A resident’s home camera captured a suspect vehicle and persons of interest which were released publicly. A citizen tip led to the discovery of the vehicle in Gloucester Township, Camden County. During the interviews and further investigation, it was determined that the four (4) subjects depicted in the video were in fact the ones who started the fires. The individuals charged are as follows: Gabriel Vance,... Read more →

Grand Jury Indicts Three from Toms River on Murder Charges

THREE TOMS RIVER MEN INDICTED FOR MURDER BHuntenburg Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on June 16, 2021, Shadrach Correa, 19, Daivon Sullivan, 19, and Leyron Jones, 24, all of Toms River, were indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County on the charge of Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1), in connection with the shooting death of Javon Cutler which occurred in Toms River on October 11, 2020. The three defendants were also each indicted on two counts of Attempted Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1 and N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1); Conspiracy to Commit Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2 and N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1); Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b. Correa was also indicted on separate count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b, in connection with... Read more →

On The Town Food Tours

NEW JERSEY, USA — Looking for something fun to do when the weather turns warm again? Plus, when restaurants are able to safely open back up, you may be itching to get out and become a foodie! So, look no further than the New Jersey Food Tour Trail: your go-to interactive and guided experience involving fun food and drinks throughout the state. The New Jersey Food Tour Trail is a collaboration of food tours that operate in various regions throughout the state. The joining of tours was developed for tourists to create their own trail in an effort to “eat their way” throughout New Jersey. The New Jersey Food Tour Trail hopes tourists, even in their own backyards, get the chance to learn and explore all pockets of the state, while also taking a bite, or two, out of everything delicious there is to offer. Tours that are involved are... Read more →