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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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?... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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.... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 [email protected] Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →

Wreaths Across America Annual Giving in July Campaign

Wreaths Across America Kicks Off Giving in July 2021 ‘Do Good Twice’ by supporting local groups in New Jersey while sharing the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine and New Jersey – June 25, 2021 – Throughout the month of July, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) will be featuring its annual Giving in July campaign— a month dedicated to the groups and individuals giving back in their communities while helping to share the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. Locally, groups like New Jersey Motor Truck Association, Ferro-Monte Chapter NSDAR, CAP Cape May County Composite Squadron NER-NJ-009,... Read more →

County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Offering Four Scholarships Each Worth $3,500

The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey announces the availability of scholarships to college, graduate, and law students. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of $3,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. The scholarships include: The Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship The Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr. Memorial Scholarship The Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship The John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship Deadline for submission of applications is September 3, 2021. For applications for each scholarship please visit: Read more →

Allissa DeStefano, age 30, of Toms River Charged With Allegedly Killing Three Dogs

Allissa DeStefano Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on June 23, 2021, Allissa DeStefano, age 30, of Toms River, was indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County on three counts of Animal Cruelty in violation of N.J.S.A. 4-22-17c(2). During the evening hours of November 11, 2019, the Lacey Township Police Department responded to a residence in Lacey Township for a report that dogs had possibly been abandoned in the residence. Upon arrival, the officers determined that the house was indeed abandoned, and the remains of three dogs were discovered. An investigation by Detectives from the Lacey... Read more →

Two Men Charged with Stealing Over $200,000 from a Lacey Twp. Woman

Ross Miserendino, 55, of Lacey Township, (left) and Enrique Roldan, 42, of Jackson, NJ LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ--Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella announced that on June 23, 2021 and June 24, 2021, Ross Miserendino, 55, of Lacey Township, (left) and Enrique Roldan, 42, of Jackson,(right) were charged with Theft in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3. Miserendino was also charged with one count of Theft in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3; Uttering a Forged Instrument in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a(3); Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6h; and Making a False Statement... Read more →

Floyd Memorial Statue Defaced in Newark

NEWARK, NJ (June 25, 2021)--Mayor Ras J. Baraka (photo) and Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara report that police are investigating the defacing of the George Floyd statue at City Hall that occurred overnight on June 24. “The defacing of the statue of George Floyd has been a trend around the country,” said Mayor Baraka. “This horrible act is the very reason that this statue needs to remain and be upheld. As this is not just about George Floyd, it's a deliberate effort to push back against and ultimately dismantle systems of hatred, racism, and white supremacy. We celebrate those... Read more →

Another Man Involved in 2020 Pine Hill Murder and Kidnapping of Pedro Fernandez Jr., Arrested

Camden City, N.J. (June 25, 2021)--– A second Camden man has been charged in connection with the June 2020 homicide of a Pine Hill man, who had been reported missing, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Metro Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Rashaan Setzer, 29, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Felony Murder in the homicide of Pedro Fernandez, Jr., 30, of Pine Hill. Setzer was arrested shortly after 8:00 a.m. this morning by the US Marshals NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force at a residence on the 100 block of Burrough Mill... Read more →

The Compliance Risks Of Social Media

Social media is an indispensable tool for modern businesses to connect with their customers, gather feedback, offer incentives, and participate in meaningful conversations. However, social media platforms present a host of compliance risks for businesses. Some of these risks stem from the trend of merging personal and professional lives. We often take our work home with us, and there are cases of employees tweeting sensitive posts from a business phone or computer. Businesses in heavily regulated sectors like finance and healthcare are subject to numerous state and federal regulations. In this case, your social media posts must meet the advertising... Read more →