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July 2021

Mosquitos Much Bigger This Year in South Jersey

graphic image courtesy of tenor.com by Bunny Hop | Piney Woods Buzz special to CNBNews BATSTO, NJ (July 28, 2021)(CNBNews)--We have received several reports from people who live in the Batsto Village area near the southern New Jersey Pine Barrens that the mosquitoes this summer are much bigger than usual. The Pineys, as they are known locally, claim they have actually witnessed people being carried away by these monster dipterans into the swamps and woods... Read more →


Philadelphia Customs and Border Protection Apprehend Five Stowaways

Port of Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — On July 26, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of Philadelphia found five stowaways hiding on board while conducting an enforcement search on a container ship. When the merchant vessel AS PETRA, arriving from Rio Haina, Dominican Republic, entered Penn Terminal at the Port of Philadelphia, CBP officers boarded and began what began as a routine search. When examining the lower rudder compartment area in the bottom... Read more →


Thanks to State Legislators Both Present and Past NJ Has More Bonded Debt Than Most States

The analysis ranks New Jersey as one of most bonded debt burdened states in country By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – With a per-capita figure of $6,401 hanging in the balance, New Jersey places near the bottom of a new study looking at the amount each state is shouldering in long-range bonded debt across the country. TAX AND SPEND-New Jersey is one of the most bonded debt-burdened states in-country... Read more →


CNB Medical: 65+ and Lonely? Don't Talk to Your Doctor About Another Prescription

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Newswise — Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, putting themselves at risk for drug dependency, impaired attention, falls and other accidents, and further cognitive impairment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study found that just over half of 6,000 respondents in a nationally representative... Read more →


On the Way to Becoming an Excellent Sniper in CS: GO?

CS: GO can’t exist without a sniper. This is the key figure in the narration that can solve a bunch of problems, eliminate a couple of opponents, and remove the obstacles for the team. So, mastering the sniper is a strategically important part of CS: GO. In fact, it can help you save your partners’ lives more than once while you are playing the game at https://csgoeasybets.com/. Is there something else to know about this... Read more →


Chickens in Delaware Have West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Is Detected in Sentinel Chickens in Delaware No Human Cases of WNV Reported to Date in State West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021 in sentinel chickens, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. This first finding occurred in northern New Castle County at a sentinel chicken station sampled by DNREC’s Mosquito Control section on July 19. While there have... Read more →


Excellent Guide on How to Write an Essay for Dummies

Essay writing is an integral part of every student’s life. They have to deal with this type of assignment regardless of whether they like them or not and whether they are good writers or require more writing skills. To write your essay properly, you should read our guide to writing an essay. It will provide you with useful tips for writing an essay. Note that there are no hopeless situations in academic writing. You can... Read more →


SURVEY SAYS! New Jersey The Worst State To Start A Business

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey is the worst state in which to start a business, according to a new analysis from WalletHub. The Garden State “has the fourth smallest percentage of engaged workers – 29, and registered a growth of just 1.5% in the number of small businesses,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said in an email to The Center Square. “In terms of jobs, there has... Read more →


53-Year-Old Assault Victim from Camden City Dies from Injuries

Camden City N.J.(July 27, 2021) – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Metro Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez reported an assault victim has died as a result of injuries inflicted during a July 6th attack. On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at approximately 9:12 a.m., Camden County Metro Police were dispatched to the area of 7th and Pine Street for report of an aggravated assault. On their arrival, officers found Edward Dupont, 53,... Read more →


Want to Get Thousands of Likes on Instagram? Look how you can make it

Instagram is more of a visual social media channel, where one can see the most creative, stunning images and videos. Becoming a celebrity on Instagram is quite challenging and fun at the same time. You must know how to garner attention and increase the engagement rate to get likes on your post. One of the most recent successful Instagram celebrities is Leena Nersesian who has more than 2 million followers. You can check out the... Read more →


Pick-6 Rolls to $4.0 Million for July 29 Drawing

TRENTON (July 27, 2021) – The Pick-6 drawing on July 26 produced 28 winners of $1,068 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. Six of those tickets were purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prizes to $2,136. The winning numbers for the Monday, July 26, drawing were: 07, 09, 13, 19, 25 and 27. The XTRA Multiplier was: 02. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their... Read more →


Nine Garden State Parkway Service Areas to be Renamed After Outstanding N.J Talents

x To showcase the outstanding talent of the people of New Jersey and their contributions to the world, Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming nine service areas on the Garden State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) inductees in the arts, entertainment and sports. Nine service areas will be renamed as follows: Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area Brookdale South:... Read more →


KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS ANNOUNCES LONG-AWAITED REOPENING

TICKETS ON SALE NOW On Saturday, September 18, Kimmel Cultural Campus will celebrate the region’s return of in-person performing arts by featuring performing arts organizations from around the region and FREE performances on the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Commonwealth Plaza The incredible 21/22 season lineup features events and artists spanning genres and appeal, including Hamilton, Dianne Reeves, Alton Brown, PHILADANCO, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Jerry Blavat, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Kristin Chenoweth, John Mulaney, Paw Patrol... Read more →


Thomas W. Severns, Jr., on July 26, 2021, of Bellmawr

Thomas W. Severns, Jr., on July 26, 2021, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 52. Beloved son of Georgette and Thomas Severns, Sr. Devoted father of Joel Severns. Loving brother of Georgette Biddle (Robert) and the late Michael Severns. Dear uncle of Robert Mader, III (Erica), Sean Mader (Michelle), Tiffany McKenna, Sara Mader, Emily Marchione and many great nieces and nephews. Thomas loved Philadelphia sports teams and spending time with his family. There will be... Read more →


Guest Opinion: What Unites Antifa and BLM?

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Antifa and Black Lives Matter: Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) share one goal and two strategies in common. Their goal is to destroy America and their preferred means are both violent and non-violent. In this regard, they make the Jan. 6 rioters look like the Little League—the Trump supporters did not kill anyone (the only person killed was a female unarmed protester),... Read more →


Acelero Learning Expanding its Reach Within South Jersey

New York, NY – Acelero Learning is expanding its reach within four areas of Camden, New Jersey. Newly awarded a $5.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, starting in September, Acelero will begin serving an additional 362 children (ages birth to five) and their families within the Boroughs of Clementon, Lindenwold, and Berlin, as well as within the City of Camden City. Since first becoming an EHS grantee in Camden in... Read more →


Herbert Raymond "Smokey" Read, of Blackwood, Vietnam War Naval Veteran, Northrop Grumman Retiree

Blackwood – On Saturday, July 24, 2021. Age 78. Smokey, as everyone knew him started his life in Portland, Oregon. He was born to the Late Herbert Read Sr. & Thelma Read on March 5, 1943. Smokey was the 3rd born child and had 6 sisters and 1 brother: Beth (late Don) Murdock, Ruthie (Jim) Hasting, Mary (Jim) Jinkins, Marlene (Tom) Hammerschith, Larry (Dottie) Read, Terri (Mike) Peterson, and the Late Barbara Ault. He was... Read more →


Can cannabis treat pain?

Cannabis has had a predominantly bad reputation because of its association with hard illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin. It is a major part of the war on drugs but over time, this perception has begun to change. With more and more legalization due to its medicinal benefits and more online stores like MagicVaporizers making devices like dry herb vaporizers easily available, cannabis is becoming a drug that is more acceptable within different communities.... Read more →


VIDEO: Coast Guard Rescues Seven in Rough Seas Southeast of Cape May

CAPE MAY, NJ Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. rescue seven people aboard a 40-foot sportfishing boat beset by weather 60 nautical miles southeast of Cape May, N.J., July 25, 2021. Mariners are encouraged to check weather forecasts before heading out on the water. U.S. Coast Guard video below. CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a sportfishing boat beset by weather 69 miles southeast of Cape May... Read more →


Gibson Announces Launch of Record Label 

First Album With Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Album To Be Released in Partnership with BMG NASHVILLE, TN (July 26, 2021) For the past 127 years, Gibson--the iconic American instrument brand--has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound across genres of music and generations of players. Gibson today announced the launch of Gibson Records, headquartered in Music City, Nashville, TN—alongside a strategic label partnership with BMG. Over the past two and a half... Read more →


Glen Long, aka “Bless,” Leader of South Jersey/Philly Drug Trafficking Gang Arrested

CAMDEN CITY, N.J.(JULY – A leader of a drug trafficking organization operating in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested after previously being charged for his role in a drug distribution conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Glen Long, aka “Bless,” 27, of Philadelphia, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court later today. Long was charged in March 2021 with one count of... Read more →


Americans Ready To Vacation With A Vengeance To Make Up For Lost Time

If you’re like most Americans, you missed taking a vacation last year—and really want to take one in 2021 (NAPSI)—One of the many long-lasting effects of the pandemic is a shift in the work-life balance. According to a survey by a world leader in travel deals, after a long year of sheltering at home, 92% of Americans plan to travel in 2021—and they don’t plan to hold back. Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: Americans Reflect on Missed... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH '100% Outcomes Award'

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH “100% Outcomes Award” for its highly successful internship program for young adults with disabilities. The presentation took place at the recent Virtual Project SEARCH International Conference. Project SEARCH is an international work-transition program that teaches job skills to young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities over the course of a school year, with a new group of student interns... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Kern County Deputy Sheriff Phillip Campas Shot and Killed

Deputy Sheriff Phillip Campas Kern County Sheriff's Office, California End of Watch Sunday, July 25, 2021 KERN COUNTY, CALIF.--Deputy Sheriff Phillip Campas was shot and killed during a barricade at a home near the intersection of 1st Street and Poplar Avenue in Wasco. Deputies had initially responded to the home for reports of a shooting at about 1:00 pm. A subject inside fired at the deputies and then barricaded himself in the home, prompting the... Read more →


Al DiGiacomo, 93, of Audubon/Camden City

Albert A. DiGiacomo, on July 25, 2021, of Audubon, formerly of Camden. Age 93. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Devoted father of Albert (Mariann), Linda Koehl (Wayne), Carol Souder (Bob), Joann (Amy Nase), Frank (Kathleen Citera) and Michael (Julie) DiGiacomo and the late Donna Catrambone. Loving grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 12. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Albert enjoyed dancing at the Single Parents Club and Brooklawn dances. He loved doing... Read more →


Upcoming Events Coming to Gloucester City:

Rotary Night at Vitale's Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 4 PM Vitale's Italian Bistro | Gloucester City **** New Jersey Who's Got Talent Saturday, July 31st coming to Chosen Soul Profection 738 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ Come Join us for a day of family fun , entertainment from New Jersey best entertainers as well as bbq and soulfood. 738 Market Street, Gloucester City NJ About this Event July 31st from 2-8 is New Jersey... Read more →


Two Indicted for Shooting at Pemberton Police Officer

Bullet struck the roof of the patrol car, just inches above the officer’s head Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two men have been indicted for shooting at the patrol vehicle of a Pemberton Township police officer seven years ago in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township. Tayron Brown, 24, (left) of Trenton, was indicted on charges of Attempted Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for... Read more →


13 Reasons to Explore Summer in the City with Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

Families can take summer vacation to new heights with a multiday getaway at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Highest Situated Hotel in North America Discover the tallest building in The City of Brotherly Love and allow the anticipation to build as the the beacon of light comes into view from highway, train, or plane. The Hotel occupies the top 12 floors of the 1,120 foot (340 metre) skyscraper, providing every guest room with unobstructed views of... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: NJ WILL REPLACE ALL LEAD WATER PIPES IN NEXT DECADE

On Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills that aim to replace every single lead water pipe in the state within the next decade. The $2.65 billion effort will be paid for via water companies and perhaps federal funding. This makes New Jersey the first state in the nation to have a "hard target" to get rid of lead pipes, an expert at New Jersey Policy Perspective says. (NorthJersey) "[The project to rid the state... Read more →


How Sports Betting Got to be Popular Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic 

The Coronavirus widespread constrained the suspension of the NBA MLB, NHL, and proficient soccer seasons and the through and through the cancellation of the NCAA Walk Franticness tournament. The Tokyo Olympics have been delayed until at slightest 2021. So what are sports bettors wagering on now? If there are constrained sports to bet on, sports betting will endure. With suspended and canceled occasions and competitions, discourses amid the webinar highlighted the re-emergence of the apparition... Read more →


Students Receive Degrees at Miami University Spring Commencement OXFORD, OH (07/26/2021)-- Miami University awarded degrees to students during spring commencement May 14-16, 2021 Claire Haitsch of Haddonfield, NJ (08033) graduated with a BA in History of Art & Arch in Art & Architecture History, Arts Management Hengli Zhu of Pennsauken, NJ (08110) graduated with a B.S. in Business in Information Systems &Analytics The most recent complete candidates for graduation lists are always available for downloading... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Vancouver Detective Jeremy Brown Shot and Killed on Stakeout

VANCOUVER--Detective Jeremy Brown was shot and killed while conducting surveillance at an apartment complex in the 3500 block of Northeast 109th Avenue in Vancouver. He was approached by three people and was shot as he sat in his vehicle. Two subjects were arrested near the scene, but another remains at large. Detective Brown had served with the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 15 years and was assigned to the Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force. He was... Read more →


Four Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation. Dearborn, Mich., letter carrier Tameka Toliver recalls being pinned on a porch by a dog that bit her above her knee. "It happened so fast, even with all my training, I barely had time to react," Toliver said last year. "I'm still scared when I get close to that... Read more →


PET TIPS: The Benefits Of Hemp, Krill And Salmon Oil

A unique combination of hemp seed, krill and salmon oil has significant health benefits for pets both internally and externally. (NAPSI)—If yours is among the nearly seven in 10 U.S. households with pets, you may be glad to learn of a good way to keep them healthy. Hemp seed, krill and salmon oil are some of nature’s best sources of natural essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6 (EPA and DHA). Why Pets Need Them Essential... Read more →


Members of Rowan Track and Field Named to NCAA Division III All-Academic Athletic List

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Eight student-athletes from the Rowan men’s track & field team have been named 2021 NCAA Division III All-Academic Athletes as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Senior Vincent Delle, junior Hunter Barbieri, sophomores Ian Bain and Soham Kolli, and freshmen Nana Agyemang, Amara Conte, Nick Kokolis and Husley Parades were among the 450 student-athletes honored nationally for maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30... Read more →


Officer Down: Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Larry Hoobler, Childress County, Texas, Suffers Heart Attack

TOM LARRY HOOBLER Age 74 Tour 18 years Badge Not available INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Heart attack Directing Traffic, Parade Childress County, Texas-- Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Hoobler suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after directing traffic during an unusually hot and humid day at the Childress Old Settlers Rodeo parade. He had completed his traffic detail when he responded to assist with a disabled traffic trailer on U.S. 287 east of Childress. He passed away... Read more →


Edward Rieger, of Swedesboro; Brooklawn Bartender, Local 676 Member, Retired from John D. Lawrence

Eddie "Ruff House" Rieger They called him “Ruff House.” Eddie, age 73, bounced and bartended at the Ferry Slip Inn. For fun he’d let patrons punch him; as hard as they could they were more likely to injure their hands than the rough house. But he was just as generous as he was tough: come payday he’d buy the bar rounds more than a few times at Fiorile’s. As a Father he wasn’t the strictest;... Read more →


Gloucester City Business Owner Hosts Party for 200 People; Crowd Caused A Fracas, Blocked Traffic on Market St.

Looking east on Market Street from Broadway towards the railroad tracks. The Chosen Profection Soul Food store is on the right inside the yellow circle. Members of the Gloucester City Police Department responded to two calls to that location on July 3. According to GCPD Activity docket the first time the police responded was 8:47 PM, the caller said there was a large crowd of people standing outside the store; some of the people were... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: End A Threat To Dogs

(NAPSI)—Recent outbreaks of canine parvovirus (parvo) have pet owners and health professionals seeking a safe, effective solution. The Problem Parvo is highly contagious, spread by dogs contacting contaminated surfaces or by humans touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the animal. Puppies adopted from breeders or shelters or exposed to the virus at veterinary clinics or groomers are especially at risk. What To Watch For Symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, fever, lethargy, anorexia, weight loss,... Read more →


Jury Convicts Former Delaware Doctor of Unlawful Drug Distribution

A federal jury convicted a former Delaware doctor Wednesday for unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances and for maintaining a drug-involved premises According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Patrick Titus, former M.D., 58, of Milford, unlawfully distributed or dispensed a variety of powerful opioids, including fentanyl, morphine, methadone, OxyContin and oxycodone, outside the usual scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose. Titus operated an internal medicine practice whereby... Read more →


Tricked IRS into Paying Over $3 Million in Tax Refunds

New Jersey Man Convicted of Conspiring to Defraud IRS in Mortgage-Withholding Tax Scheme A federal jury convicted a New Jersey man today of conspiring with individuals in Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and New York in a “mortgage recovery” tax fraud scheme and for assisting in the filing of false returns, among other tax offenses. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, from March 2015 through 2016, John Barry Jr., of Pemberton, and his... Read more →


NJDEP WILL PURSUE CLEANUP OF LOWER HACKENSACK AS A FEDERAL SUPERFUND SITE

COMMISSIONER LATOURETTE ANNOUNCES SUPERFUND DESIGNATION WOULD BE FIRST OF ITS KIND FOR NEW JERSEY, SPURRING REMEDIATION OF 23-MILE STRETCH OF RIVER TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette today was joined by Congressional leaders and local officials in announcing that the State will pursue the cleanup of the Lower Hackensack River as a federal Superfund site. This would be the first time that a New Jersey river itself would be... Read more →


Hofstra University Congratulates Spring 2021 Dean's List Students HEMPSTEAD, NY (07/22/2021)-- Hofstra University congratulates the students named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean's List. Anaya Colon of Clementon, NJ Colette Euksuzian of Medford, NJ Antonio Franceschini of Pilesgrove, NJ Josephine Hammond of Mt Laurel, NJ Liam Keller of Marlton, NJ Kaitlyn King... Read more →


Congressman Norcross on Raise the Wage Act

Norcross Statement on Twelve Years with No Increase to Federal Minimum Wage WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement on the eve of the twelfth anniversary of the last minimum wage increase, which took place on July 24, 2009: “I've worked for minimum wage, and I was once a young, single dad, raising my son and having to balance work, family life and a checkbook. Back then it was hard, but... Read more →


Winslow Township Supermarket Bank Robbers Arrested

Camden, N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer, Acting Runnemede Police Chief William Sampolski, and Winslow Township Police Chief George Smith announce an arrest this week in two supermarket bank robberies that occurred in Camden County on July 13th and 16th, respectively. On July 13, 2021, Chris Leblanc allegedly entered the Acme Supermarket, located at 501 East Evesham Rd. in Runnemede, went directly to the Citizens Bank located inside the supermarket, and passed... Read more →


Do You Know Where George A. Hicks Is Hiding? If So Give Gloucester Township Police A Call

Hicks believes in Teaching his Young Children HOW TO SHOPLIFT/STEAL at an Early Age GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(July 23, 2021)--On July 15th at approximately 3 AM, George A. Hicks and his two juvenile children entered the Royal Farms store on Blackwood Clementon Road where Hicks directed them to shoplift. All three subjects selected and concealed various items on their persons, and under Hicks' direction they fled out the back door towards Millbridge Apartments. Hicks has been... Read more →


BC Correctional Officer Arrested for Smuggling Suboxone in Jail.

JULY 22, 2021 The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Drug Strike Force arrested a correctional officer on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, for smuggling Suboxone strips into the Bucks County Correctional Facility. Anthony Louis Miller, 28, of Quakertown, was charged with controlled substance contraband to confined persons, criminal attempt to controlled substance contraband to confined persons, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, and criminal use of a communication... Read more →


James D. McCrimmon "JD", of Bellmawr, 64

James D. McCrimmon "JD", on July 21, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 64. Lifelong partner of Darlean Emes. Devoted father of Christopher. Dear brother of Grace Havers (the late Patrick). Uncle to Dalton Jetter. James worked for Local Union 332 and retired in 2019. There will be a visitation from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 8pm at the Funeral Home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations may be... Read more →


Beware of Child Tax Credit Scams Says IRS Criminal Investigation Division

July 23, 2021 The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information. While millions of American families started receiving the advance Child Tax Credit payments last week, criminals were already looking for innovative tactics to take advantage of unwitting victims. Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a variety of phone, e-mail, text message and social media scams targeting... Read more →