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August 2021

New Jersey Business Coalition Urges Murphy to use Federal Funds to Alleviate Massive Tax Increse

The New Jersey Business Coalition this week sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature urging the state of New Jersey to apply federal recovery money currently available to replenish the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, as many other states have done. New Jersey businesses are faced with a $252 million UI tax increase in October and a nearly $1 billion increase over three years absent any federal assistance. Nearly 100 business, trade and nonprofit associations said in the letter that the same employers being hit with the increase are also trying to recover jobs due to the pandemic. “Depositing some of the state’s portion of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds or remaining CARES Act funds into the UI fund can help businesses invest in their company and workforce with COVID safeguards, increase wages to respond to the hiring crisis, rehire after COVID layoffs, and... Read more →


Rowan University Art Gallery Transformed Into a Microcosmic Forest

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib’s New Immersive Installation Exhibition Dates: September 7 to October 30, 2021 Opening Program, Thursday, September 16, 5 pm to 7 pm “Rowan University Art Gallery looks toward reopening this fall with a full schedule of programming that considers the challenges of the past 18 months that have contributed to unsettling and unprecedented times. As we are still working through those challenges it's increasingly important that we practice self-care and personal well-being. This coming gallery season RUAG responds to this ideation and will present a series of exhibitions that explores themes of empathy, solace, reclamation, and regeneration.” -Mary Salvante, Gallery Director Philadelphia-based artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, known for their fantastical moving images and alternate realities, have created a new immersive film and installation for Rowan University Art Gallery. Field Companion, set in a microcosmic forest is based loosely on the pine barrens that dot... Read more →


4 Great Foodie Gifts for Vegans

More and more people are moving towards a vegan diet as concerns over animal welfare and the impact mass farming has on the environment increase. For those who haven't adopted a vegan lifestyle, it can be hard sometimes when thinking about what to cook for them or get them as gifts if they are food lovers. However, with so many more vegan products being available on the mass market, it is much easier than you might think to get them the perfect gifts – and if you have a vegan foodie in your life, here are some things you can get them in the future. Recipe Books A lot of people look up recipes on the internet these days, which is great, but there is still something satisfying about having a physical recipe book to look through and put on your kitchen shelf. If your vegan friend or relative loves... Read more →


CNBNEWS TRAFFIC ALERT: Creek Road Bridge over I-295 to be closed this weekend

POSTPONED Traffic will be shifted to newly completed portion of the bridge (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Creek Road will be closed this weekend to shift traffic onto the newly constructed portion of the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 27, until 6 a.m., Monday, August 30, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close and detour Creek Road between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue to pave, relocate construction barrier and restripe the roadway in order to shift traffic onto the newly constructed westbound side of the bridge. Local access will be maintained. If work is completed earlier, the road will reopen sooner. The following signed detour will be in place: Creek Road westbound detour: Motorists traveling westbound on Creek Road will be directed to... Read more →


Jane Catherine Collazzo (nee Senatore), formerly of Gloucester City

Jane Catherine Collazzo (nee Senatore), peacefully and beautifully with her family by her side on August 17, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Eugene Collazzo, Jr. She is survived by her three children: Bonnie Lou, Louis, and Luke and six grandchildren: Amanda, Angelo, Louis, Giovanna, Zachary, and Robert. Also survived by siblings Betty, Joseph, John, and Jan; and by dear friends Maria Mound and Susan Mort among many others. She was the eldest child of the late Joseph and Grace Senatore of Gloucester, NJ. Throughout her six decades of employment, she worked at Bell Telephone, RCA, Garden State Park, and many others, making countless friends along the way. She is remembered for her loving spirit, her kindness, her faith, and her selflessness. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday September 1 from 7pm to 9pm and Thursday September 2 from 9am to 10am... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Three Jefferson Health - New Jersey Department of Nursing employees have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. They were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson Health - New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree; the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to earn a Master’s (MSN) or Doctorate in Nursing (DNP) degree. 2021 Scholarship Recipients: Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship of $12,000: Angela Frauenhoffer of Atco, NJ, Patient Care Tech in the emergency department at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, who is studying for her nursing degree through Camden County College and Rutgers University. Gartzman Fund RN-to-BSN Scholarship... Read more →


CNB HUNTING Delaware: Seasons Opening in September

Hunting Opportunities Available at State Wildlife Areas Hunters in Delaware can start their 2021/2022 hunting season Wednesday, Sept. 1 with the opening of mourning dove, archery and crossbow deer, and resident Canada goose hunting seasons, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Hunters can hunt teal starting Saturday, Sept. 11 and gray squirrel starting Wednesday, Sept. 15. CNBNews graphics file Hunting season dates and hunting hours for seasons opening in September: Dove: Sept. 1 to Oct. 4 for first season split (½-hour before sunrise to sunset)* Archery and Crossbow Deer: Sept. 1 to Jan. 31, 2022, including Sundays (½- hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset) Resident Canada goose: Sept. 1 to 25 (½-hour before sunrise to sunset) Teal: Sept. 11 to 29 (½- hour before sunrise to sunset, limited to the designated teal zone south of the C&D Canal to Lewes and east of Routes... Read more →


Camden County Prosecutors Office Investigating Non-Fatal Police Involved Shooting in Deptford

Camden N.J. – The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting, that resulted from the arrest of Delaware County, PA resident Arthur Disanto, 41, in Gloucester County, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. Disanto, who was wanted for allegedly shooting a woman in Media, PA in July, attempted to evade capture in Folcroft, PA Monday night, August 23. He fled to Deptford, NJ, where he exchanged gunfire with police. An officer with the Monroe Township Police Department was struck. The officer has been treated and released from the hospital. Disanto was also struck three times by gunfire and transported to Cooper Medical Center where he remains in critical but stable condition. This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which provides clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations. In accordance with Directive 2019-4, the Attorney General Office of Public Integrity &... Read more →


Maurice Peaker Jr., Arrested in Connection with Death of 67-Year-Old Camden City Man

Camden, City. N.J. – An arrest has been made in connection with a homicide in Camden last week, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Gloucestercitynews.net graphics Maurice Peaker Jr., 26, of Philadelphia, PA was apprehended in Yeadon, PA today, August 26th, by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division and the U.S. Marshals Eastern PA Violent Crimes Task Force – Philadelphia Division. Thomas Smith, 67, of Camden, was found in the area of Kaighn Ave. and Rose St. suffering from a gunshot wound in the early morning hours on Sunday August 15th. He was pronounced deceased at an area hospital that same day. Peaker will be detained at the George Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County, PA until his extradition hearing. All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of... Read more →


NFT Social Network Showtime Partners with Polygon Studios 

Showtime users can now create and mint NFTs without paying any gas fees, thanks to Polygon Dubai, August 26, 2021 – Polygon, an ethereum-based full-stack scaling solution has today announced that Showtime, one of the biggest non-fungible token (NFT)-based social media platforms, allowing anyone in the Showtime community to create and mint NFTs for free has partnered with Polygon Studios. Polygon is the most adopted scaling solution of choice for developers. They work with the majority of today’s top blockchain-based Web 3.0 games and NFT projects, including Decentraland, Opensea, Sandbox, Somnium Space, Animoca, Decentral Games. Polygon’s ethereum scaling solutions also boast over 13.5 million unique users and have facilitated more than 350 million transactions. Launched in March this year, Showtime has become the ‘Instagram for NFTs’ with a vibrant community of digital artists and collectible enthusiasts embracing the social network from all over the world. The platform – which received... Read more →


A look at Rowan's Men Soccer Team and Rowan's Mens & Women's Cross Country

​PITMAN, NJ – The Rowan men’s soccer team has been picked to finish third in the 2021 NJAC Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the conference. The Profs received two first-place votes in the poll, which gave Montclair State the top spot and Ramapo second place. The Profs make their return to play this season as the 15th-ranked team in the nation, according to the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll. Rowan went 12-6-4 in 2019 and reached the NJAC Final and the NCAA Sweet 16. Rowan opens the year on September 1 at Johns Hopkins and will play a total of five straight matches on the road before its first home game on September 15 vs. SUNY Westbury. Jay Vandermark, an All-NJAC First Team selection as a freshman, is the top returning scorer from last season as he tallied 12 goals. All-NJAC Honorable Mention selection Chad Yates had... Read more →


Sierra Club to Rep. Gottheimer: Don’t Undermine Climate Action

Nine House Democrats Threaten Progress on the Most Important Climate Legislation In U.S. History WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nine House Democrats, including Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District, have threatened to halt progress on the most important climate legislation in U.S. history, and the only potential vehicle for major action on climate, care, jobs, and justice in near term view. This comes on the heels of dire warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the extreme weather events we’re already experiencing — including historic droughts, superstorms, record-breaking wildfires, and unprecedented coastal flooding — will continue to rapidly worsen unless the world cuts all carbon pollution in half by 2031. Other House members who are presenting obstacles to much-needed community investments are Carolyn Bourdeaux of Georgia, Filemon Vela of Texas, Jared Golden of Maine, Henry Cuellar of Texas, Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, Ed Case of Hawaii, Jim... Read more →


How to Hide Your Location From Online Advertisers

By Prostock-studio/Shutterstock.com Whenever we spend time on the internet we are bombarded with online advertising. This can be anywhere from our social media accounts to YouTube and news websites. Online advertising can become a nuisance. However, it becomes even more worrying when advertisers use your exact location in an ad to draw your attention. Companies can track your locations and target you with ads. For many people, this would be an invasion of privacy. This is especially true when these advertisements come from companies that you have never heard of before. This can be a terrifying thought for some people who value their personal information and privacy. How Advertisers Use Your Location Companies have two main ways to track your location. The first way is when you allow Google to use your GPS location. Google will share this data with other companies and allow them to advertise their products to... Read more →


Will Online Betting Come to Massachusetts?

There has been huge sweeping change across many states within the US over the past year as legislation changes have started to welcome different forms of online gambling, whilst some have welcomed online casinos with some at casinogenie.org being amongst the most popular, online sports betting has been the bigger target as the more approachable option. Certain states have already had a huge amount of success with Colorado being the poster child in some sense – generating over $2.3 billion in betting wagers for the first year after becoming legalised and being praise for the implementation, it has shown that there is an easy and successful way to it – but will states like Massachusetts follow? (Image from patriotledger.com) There have been attempts in the past particularly towards the end of 2020 as a number of legislation passes were pushed forward with one option including mobile and retail sports betting,... Read more →


Society of Professional Journalists: WHAT'S HAPPENING

WHAT'S HAPPENING (August 25, 2021) Journalists, translators, and media contacts are attempting to get out of Afghanistan as the dangerous situation continues to unfold. Media outlets from around the world have called on high-level diplomats and on-the-ground fixers to help their employees escape. The UK Foreign Office has agreed totake action to protect some 200 Afghan journalists who worked with the British media and issue visa waivers for the group in recognition of the risks they have taken for media freedom. Journalists in Afghanistan are sharing reports of what it’s like to be in the country. While searching for a journalist who works for German Deutsche Welle, the Taliban shot dead a member of his family and seriously injured another. The Taliban also have sentenced the brother of an Afghan translator to death, accusing him of helping the U.S. and providing security to his brother, who served as an interpreter... Read more →


Best ways of building a robust relationship with clients, as illustrated by Vito Proietti

When you are the leader of a firm, it is your responsibility to care for your employees and client base. As an entrepreneur, you might be thinking about the best ways of engaging with your customer base. Building a robust relationship with them requires skills and consistency. You will have to return to your customers and help them find the products and services they need. Remember that your clients are your strength. With referrals and positive feedback, you will have a higher income, which will show in your venture. There are millions of small business entrepreneurs who are finding multiple ways of connecting with their potential clients. You will have to research the market if you want to make it big. Remember that a strong relationship with the client is incomparable. You will have to create client relationships if you desire to protect your reputation and brand visibility. Communicate with... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Transgender Report Part II: Physical Damage

August 25, 2021 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor This is the second of our three-part series on this subject. There are no medical criteria to determine if a child needs to undergo transition procedures. According to the Mayo Clinic "Feminizing hormone therapy" (the process of a male taking female hormones) comes with risks and complications including: ______–A blood clot in a deep vein (deep vein thrombosis) or in a lung _______(pulmonary embolism) ______–High triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) in your blood ______–Weight gain ______–Infertility ______–High potassium (hyperkalemia) ______–High blood pressure (hypertension) ______–Type 2 diabetes ______–Cardiovascular disease ______–Excessive prolactin in your blood (hyperprolactinemia) ______–Nipple discharge ______–Stroke ______–Increased risk of breast cancer Taking female hormones can cause lasting damage in men. The risk of permanent infertility increases with the long-term use of hormones, especially when hormone therapy is initiated before puberty. Even after stopping hormone therapy, the testicular function might not... Read more →


10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Irene

This week is the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene, which impacted many of the Caribbean Islands and several states along the eastern U.S., from South Carolina to Maine. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science played a vital role in helping inform preparedness and response efforts for the storm. Irene, which at one point was a category three hurricane, brought destructive storm surge, extreme winds, record-breaking rainfall and flooding. Many communities found themselves isolated after the storm passed, as roads and bridges were washed out. Several lives were lost and damages were in the billions of dollars. Days before the storm made landfall in the eastern U.S., USGS scientists deployed an array of instruments along the coast to help monitor conditions such as wave height, storm tide, water levels and weather conditions. Throughout the storm, the USGS’s permanent nationwide streamgage network provided real-time water data in impacted areas. Following the storm,... Read more →


Peter DeCaprio Shares the Significant Components of the Risk Management Process

Knowing the key constituents of a risk management process is important because crafting a practical and effective risk management plan shields a company’s reputation and also boosts its overall growth in a fiercely competitive environment. Currency volatility and rapid decrease in oil prices are two of the main market forces that have brought risk management to the forefront of many organizations. If you are looking to review your current risk management solution providers or want to replace your corporate risk management strategy, you need to make sure you keep these four essential features in mind. Peter DeCaprio gives the most significant aspect of risk management that you must know about Tracking The technology that you chose to implement must be able to examine, identify and measure operational risks in an automated manner, providing additional information that permits quantitative and qualitative analysis of the risks that have been previously notified. The... Read more →


AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM: DEMOCRATS $3.5 TRILLION FAST TRACK BILL APPROVED

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet WASHINGTON, DC (AUGUST 25, 2021)--While 1000s of Americans and other nationalities are trying to find a way home from Afghanistan the Democrats in Congress led by their President Joe Biden passed a $3.5 trillion dollar tax bill today that will hurt every small business and middle class person in American, according The Americans for Tax Reform. The House voted to pass S. Con. Res. 14, the Democrat Fiscal Year 2022 budget resolution. The Senate has already passed this measure on a party-line vote. By voting for this budget, Democrats have fast tracked President Biden’s reckless $3.5 trillion ($3,500,000,000,000) tax and spending spree later this year. The passing of this resolution has now teed off the following proposals: Trillions in new tax increases on working families and small businesses. This budget resolution is the first step toward the Biden plan to raise taxes by $3... Read more →


New Jersey Third Grader Donates 200 Personal Care Backpacks

For Patients at Cooper University Health Care (CAMDEN CITY NJ) Eight-year-old Lily Cuticchia of Haddon Township, NJ, is back at it again, opening her heart and hands to help others in need. The soon-to-be third-grader St. Rose of Lima Catholic School recently visited Cooper University Hospital to donate more than 200 backpacks filled with blankets and personal care items to help homeless patients receiving care at Cooper’s emergency department and addiction medicine program. It was in 2020 during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic that Lily first began her outreach efforts on behalf of Cooper patients. At that time, Lily collected more than 1,200 pairs of men’s, women’s, and children’s socks to help patients in need. This year, Lily wanted to continue her generous outreach, so she held a bake sale in May to raise the funds to purchase the items for the backpack care kits. “Lily has always... Read more →


Kimmel Campus Requires Proof of Vaccination

Kimmel Cultural Campus and Resident Companies are also following City of Philadelphia mandate for masks at all Campus events FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 2021) – The Kimmel Cultural Campus announced today that all guests for public events will be required to show proof of vaccination across their venues: the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater. This mandate extends to Kimmel Cultural Campus-presented events, such as Broadway shows off-Campus at the Forrest Theatre, presented in partnership with The Shubert Organization, and comes ahead of the official September 18 FREE reopening event where more than 60 arts organizations across the region will participate in a celebration of the return to in-person arts events. In addition to rolling out a COVID-19 vaccination policy for all onsite employees, this ruling comes after the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ announcement on Wednesday, August 11, in response to the City of Philadelphia’s... Read more →


Gloucester City Historical Society: Researching Gloucester City

For those researching Gloucester, this page intended to provide some guidance about Gloucester and the area. Things to consider: Gloucester was once in Gloucester County NJ, but in 1844 became part of present day Camden County, NJ. Gloucester County once included all of present-day Atlantic, Camden, and Gloucester Counties. Gloucester Town was the county seat of Gloucester County until 1786. Present-day Gloucester Township NJ is not the same as Gloucester City. But "Gloucester Town Township" was a thing and Gloucester was part of it. Gloucester City was part of Union Township from 1833-1868. Centre Township was once part of Union Township but was created when Gloucester Town started to grow and outvote the rest of the township. Highland Park section of Centre Township became part of Gloucester City in the 1920s. Gloucester Heights was originally part of Haddon Township but was annexed to Gloucester City in 1925. When searching for... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Issue 210 Traffic Tickets, 23 Property Owners Cited, 32-Year-Old Woman Delivers Her Baby

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 26, 2021)--Out of 483 calls, the Gloucester City Police issued a total of 210 traffic citations between July 24 and July 30. The violations included 162 sweeper tickets, 39 verbal warnings issued most for failure to stop, failure to use turn signals, and a few lights out along with miscellaneous other violations. JULY 30-Verbal warning issued for maintenance of vehicle lamps, Broadway and N. Burlington Sts. JULY 30-Verbal warning issued for vehicle stopping in the middle of the intersection of King St. and Broadway. JULY 30-Vehicle was issued a summons for parking on the sidewalk on the north side of Ridgeway. JULY 30-Driver placed under custodial arrest for driving while suspended. Released pending court date JULY 30-Driver issued a summons for driving on the shoulder of the ramp entering route 676. JULY 30-Another driver issued a summons for driving on the shoulder of ramp entering 676.... Read more →


CNB Sports: Rowan's Football Team Picked Third

PITMAN, NJ – Rowan's football team makes its return to the field after missing the 2020 season and the Profs have been picked third in the 2021 NJAC Preseason Coaches Poll. Rowan is picked behind Salisbury and Montclair State, teams that each competed in the Spring of 2021 and captured their respective divisional titles. Gloucestercitynews.net sports The Profs open the year on Saturday, September 4, on Labor Day weekend, against traditional rival Widener in the annual "Saturday Night Lights" game with a start time of 6 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. Rowan has five home games on the slate this season with the Homecoming game set for October 23 against William Paterson. SCHEDULE Rowan returns seven starters on offense and five on defense from the squad that won three of its final four games to finish with a 4-3 conference record in 2019, while posting an overall mark of... Read more →


Wildwood Crest Building Contractor Arrested for Theft

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief of County Detectives Paul Skill announce the arrest of John Ferry, a 57-year-old building contractor from Wildwood Crest, New Jersey for a theft related offense. According to Prosecutor Sutherland, multiple complaints regarding Ferry were received by the Cape May County Department of Consumer Affairs. These complaints were then passed on to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and a investigation was subsequently initiated. On August 18,2021, John Ferry was arrested and charged with theft in excess of $200,000.00 for taking funds from three separate victims and never completing construction work that was agreed upon. Ferry was processed and released on a summons pending Court proceedings. * Prosecutor Sutherland stated his office will continue to work hand in hand with local and State officials to investigate allegations of theft by contractors and these cases will... Read more →


CNB News Travel Alert: I-295 northbound and Route 42 traffic stoppages Thursday night

Final temporary Browning Road Bridge installation Additional closures over several weeks needed to complete temporary bridge (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced temporary traffic stoppages Thursday night on I-295 northbound for the third and final stage of the temporary Browning Road Bridge launch as part of the Direct Connection project in Bellmawr, Camden County. This work was originally scheduled for Wednesday night but was rescheduled because some prep work was delayed by poor weather earlier in the week. Thursday, August 26 Beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, August 26, until 4 a.m. the next day, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to launch the third and final stage of the temporary Browning Road Bridge. The NJ State Police are scheduled to implement traffic slowdowns and temporary traffic stoppages during that time, which could last between 15 to 30-minutes. To facilitate the slowdowns and reduce time... Read more →


OFFICERS DOWN: FIVE MORE OFFICERS DIE FROM COVID

Sergeant Steven Mazzotta Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida End of Watch: Monday, August 16, 2021 Sergeant Steven Mazzotta died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Sergeant Mazzotta had... Visit Memorial Sergeant Kuo-sheng Wang South Houston Police Department, Texas End of Watch: Thursday, August 19, 2021 Sergeant Johnny Wang died from complications of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Sergeant Wang served with the South... Visit Memorial Corrections Officer Maurice Jackson Robertsdale Police Department, Alabama End of Watch: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Corrections Officer Maurice Jackson died from complications of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Jackson served with the... Visit Memorial Sergeant Frank Tobar Palm Bay Police Department, Florida End of Watch: Friday, August 20, 2021 Sergeant Frank Tobar died from complications of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while supervising a Police Explorer Academy... Visit Memorial Detective Manuel... Read more →


Just in Time for the Election: New Jersey lowering gas tax, rate will decrease by 8.3 cents per gallon

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor source https://gasprices.aaa.com/page/3/?state=NJ County average gas prices are updated daily to reflect changes in price. For metro averages, click here. (The Center Square) – New Jersey motorists will soon see some relief at the pumps as the state will lower its gas tax rate by 8.3 cents per gallon starting Oct. 1. With the reduced tax, motorists will pay a total of 42.4 cents in state taxes for gasoline and 49.4 cents for diesel fuel, down from 50.7 cents per gallon for gasoline and 57.7 cents per gallon for diesel fuel. The change is part of a 2016 law that requires steady revenue for the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). Under the 2016 law, the TTF program must bring in $16 billion over eight years for state infrastructure improvements. “Because actual consumption in Fiscal Year 2021 was so closely in line with our projections... Read more →


Gloucester City History: The Birth Place of Rock N Roll

Billy Haley and The Comets at The Twin Bar in Gloucester City The Twin Bar is considered to be one of the birthplaces of Rock n' Roll music." The Twin Bar, Broadway & Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ ( Currently closed and is in danger due to disrepair. ) Bill Haley is considered to be one of the first true rock stars and as such, Gloucester City can be considered one of the birthplaces of Rock 'n Roll. In 1951, Bill Haley and his band then known as the Saddlemen started playing in Gloucester City at the Twin Bar on the corner of Broadway and Market Street. As early as March 1951 to late December 1952, "Billy Haley and his Saddlemen" would give birth to their version of Rockabilly. "This [ Twin Bar] is where we did 5 - 45 min. shows a night 6 nights a week, plus a... Read more →


Exclusive Console Hits

In recent years, console games have become increasingly popular. It is primarily due to the price of the consoles themselves. Concerning computers, playing on consoles is much more economical, while you do not lose the quality of the picture and gameplay. Another plus for consoles is the control. It is a very individual question. However, according to the latest polls, more and more gamers note the comfort of consoles. Summing up, we can highlight the following advantages of console games: Convenient management; Savings and benefits; Excellent quality and mechanics; Availability. All these factors have led to the popularization of console games. And now we analyze the best exclusive hits. Top hits Resistance: Fall of Man A first-person shooter about an alternative version of the 20th century where the United States and England unite in an almost predetermined war against four-eyed aliens. Insomniac Games, formerly of colorful platformers Spyro the Dragon... Read more →


"Friends of the Court" Fighting for the Release of Sundiata Acoli, in Prison for Killing State Trooper

Amici Briefs include Black Law Enforcement Groups Supporting His Release https://sundiataacolifc.org/ NEWS PROVIDED BY Humanity Communications Collective Aug 24, 2021, 10:30 ET TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Six new amicus curiae briefs were filed in the New Jersey Supreme Court late yesterday demonstrating the overwhelming legal arguments in favor of granting parole to Sundiata Acoli. Acoli, 84, has been imprisoned since 1973 after conviction of first-degree murder in 1973 of a New Jersey State Trooper during a shootout on the state turnpike. Despite being eligible for parole since 1993, the state has denied Acoli's parole eight times, all of them based on procedural technicalities. Acoli is suffering from early dementia and continuing health deterioration exacerbated by his hospitalization with Covid-19 last year. The briefs focus on issues that are germane to Acoli's case including Aging and Recidivism, Parole Board Bias, Due Process, Racial Disparities in Parole, and First... Read more →


Are you tired of the heat and humidity? Take a moment to watch this CNBNews video it might cool you off

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --This video of this surprised snowstorm was taken with our Ring camera i in March 2018. So what does the winter of 2022 look like? The Farmers' Almanac is predicting several blizzards throughout the winter. The Great Lakes and the Northeast should expect heavy storms during the second week of January, the final week of February, and the second week of March, while the Northern Plains and Rockies may see a blizzard towards the end of January. Read the full report on the Farmers' Almanac website. Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Transgender Report Part I...Curricula

BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR This is the first of our three-part series on this subject. According to the updated National Sex Education Standards, by the end of the 2nd grade, students will be expected to define "gender, gender identity, and gender-role stereotypes." Students will also be expected to "discuss the range of ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may limit behavior." By the end of the 5th grade, students will be expected to "distinguish between sex assigned at birth and gender identity and explain how they may or may not differ." They will also learn about the "differences between cisgender, transgender, gender nonbinary, gender expansive and gender identity." "By the end of the 5th grade, students should be able to describe the role hormones play in the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes during adolescence and the potential role of hormone blockers on young people who... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: As students return to classrooms, how do you feel about the new school year?

Tell us about your school’s COVID policies and your hopes for the new school year Caroline BaumanAug 19, 2021, 2:36pm EDT Students at P.S. 89 in Brooklyn await their families at the end of the school day during the last week of New York City’s 2020-2021 school year. This fall, Chalkbeat wants to hire directly from students, parents, and educators about their hopes and fears for the new school year. José A. Alvarado Jr. for Chalkbeat Students are headed back into classrooms across the nation — many for the first time in more than a year. But it’s not just the transition back to daily in-person learning that will prove challenging — there are also contentious debates over masking policies, worries about the more contagious delta variant, and confusing quarantine rules. Teachers are rethinking their own back-to-school routines as they navigate these difficult transitions and conversations. At yet another crucial... Read more →


How to Determine the Best PSP for Gaming

Gaming is a fantastic thing to do. However, to get the most experience of gaming, you need to have a sophisticated PSP ROM gaming gadget. However, the best gaming emulator depends on what you are planning to do with it. Experience is the best teacher, and from experience with different gadgets and emulators, we will show you how to choose the best PSP that suits your gaming experience. In this article, we will explain different models of PSP gaming gadgets. The difference is vast, but for them, once we are going to look, each has a particular use compared to the other. For this article, we will look at four models; PSP 1000, PSP go, PSP 3000, and PSP 2000. Note: Which PSP game or PSP emulator suits you depends entirely on your taste, preference, and how you are planning to use it. PSP 1000 Homebrew The first factor to... Read more →


Sean Parnell's Bid for U.S. Senate is Surging

‘I’d Follow Him Through Hell With Gasoline Pants On’: Outlaw Platoon’s Sean Parnell Surges in PA as Biden Fails in Afghanistan Breitbart News By Matt Boyle August 23, 2021 https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/23/outlaw-platoon-sean-parnell-surges-pa-biden-fails-afghanistan/ Sean Parnell, the Afghanistan war veteran who led the infamous “Outlaw Platoon” for more than a year of heavy fighting against the Taliban and terrorists, is surging in his bid to become Pennsylvania’s next U.S. Senator as Democrat President Joe Biden fails in his withdrawal from the 20-year war in Afghanistan. “Pennsylvania voters are seeking candidates for office who will put America and the people of our great nation first,” Parnell told Breitbart News. “If the chaos in Afghanistan has highlighted anything, it’s the fact that there’s a gigantic leadership vacuum in Washington, DC. The only way to fix that is to start electing more citizen leaders and fewer career politicians. I’m not going to the Senate to be a... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS: Riverton National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

LATHAM, N.Y. (08/24/2021)-- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. New York National Guard Patch Andrea Rodriguez from Riverton, N.J., and assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 104th Military Police Battalion received a promotion to the rank of sergeant on June 30, 2021. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state's executive agency responsible to... Read more →


Joan M. (Grant) Johnson, of Somerdale, Employed by Camden City Housing Authority, St. Joseph HS Alumnus

Passed away peacefully on August 22, 2021. Age 74. Of Somerdale, formerly of the Fairview section in Camden. Born in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Louis E. and Marie (nee: Barton) Grant. Devoted wife of 32 years to the late Leon J. Johnson. Joan is survived by her loving cousin, Roxanne Kurek (Ed), niece, Judith A. Lewitt (Benjamin K.) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joan was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School, Camden. She was a lifelong devoted parishioner of both Our Lady of Hope Parish, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Churches in Blackwood, NJ, where she was also a member of the “The Flames of Fire” prayer group and was devoted to the Prolife Movement. She retired as a Clerical Assistant with the Camden City Housing Authority. Relatives and friends are invited to Joan’s viewing on Thursday, August 26th from 10:15 am to... Read more →


Ann Spencer of Gloucester City, Cold Springs School Employee, Performed on Steel Pier as a Porterette

Surrounded by her family, Passed away peacefully on August 20, 2021. Age 80. Born in Gloucester City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Palmer) Carr. Ann married her high school sweetheart in 1960, the late Charles H. Spencer, Sr., whom she was married to for 52 years. Beloved mother of Lea Anne Devereaux, Charles H. Spencer, Jr. (Doreen), Alesia Stewart (Steve). She lived for her grandchildren, Paul, Kaitlyn, Kristina, Jessica and Ethan. She will be sadly missed by her dog, Chloe. Ann was retired from Cold Springs School where she worked as a teacher’s aide and from J.C. Penney in Audubon and Deptford, NJ, where she worked in management. She loved to dance and was a Porterette at Gertrude Porter School of Dance. She also performed on the steel pier in the 1950’s. Ann loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed Christmas, her... Read more →


Tamir Phillips, 22, Charged with Murder of 14-Year-Old Willingboro Resident

Tamir Phillips, of Bensalem, Pa was charged with First Degree murder and other charges. His girlfriend, Chelsea Holman, 29, of Willingboro was charged with Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree) and Obstruction of Justice (Fourth Degree). She was not detained BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (August 24, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 22-year-old Bensalem, Pa., resident was arrested yesterday for fatally shooting a teenager Saturday afternoon at a Willingboro Township gas station. Tamir Phillips, 22, of the 3000 block of Knights Road, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). He was taken into custody last night at the Prosecutor’s Office and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He will have a first appearance this afternoon in Superior Court. The Prosecutor’s Office will seek... Read more →


Andrew Kramer Named Public Information Officer for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office

Camden City N.J. – Yesterday, Andrew Kramer started as the new Public Information Officer for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Informational press releases on arrests, indictments, convictions after trial, and requests for assistance from the public in locating suspects, continue to be of the utmost importance to CCPO. However, with the addition of our Community Engagement Coordinator, Nancy Cruz, and our desire to bridge the gap between CCPO and our residents, Andrew will continue to highlight all of the good work we do with our community outreach efforts, such as the Village Initiative, Operation Helping Hand, our partnerships with Hispanic Family Services and the Camden County Women’s Center, and our efforts to promote cyber safety through presentations by our High Tech Crimes Unit, to name a few. Prior to coming to our office, Andrew spent 14 years at KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia, where he held a variety of positions. Most... Read more →


Wreaths Across America Invites All New Jerseyans to Join in National Flag Waving Effort

This LIVE event will include stories from Gold Star Families, Veterans, First Responders and their families, whose service, courage, and sacrifice we honor. COLUMBIA FALLS, ME – August 24, 2021 – National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) urges all Americans to join together on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in waving the American flag in remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of September 11th. The event will be hosted LIVE on its official Facebook page and broadcast over Wreaths Across America Radio. It will include Gold Star Families, whose loved ones answered the call to serve after 9/11, Veterans, and First Responders and their families. Now more than ever, it is so important that we come together as Americans to show support for those whose service, courage, and sacrifice, help keep America free. WAA gathers every Tuesday morning from 9-10 am ET to raise the American flag and say the Pledge of... Read more →


Carolyn Goings, of Cherry Hill, age 75

Cherry Hill - On August 7, 2021. Age 75. Loving daughter of the late Russel Goings and Gladys Goings. Dear sister of Joan Goings. Carolyn was born in New York City, NY. She was recently a resident of Cherry Hill. Service and Burial was private at Waterford Memorial Park, Waterford Works, NJ. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Carolyn Goings. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City Ph: 856 - 456 - 1142 Read more →


EPA Says Contaminated Groundwater Still Exists in Gloucester City and Camden City; Meeting Sept. 8

EPA Proposes Interim Plan to Address Groundwater Contamination at the Welsbach/General Gas Mantle Superfund Site in Gloucester City and Camden City, N.J. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 18, 2021)--The removal of the radon material from the Ferry Fence office property on 7th Street began this year in January. The area encompasses 4600 square feet. The cost for this work is estimated at $500,000. The arrows point to air monitors put in place to monitor the quality of the air. Because of a low water table, according to an EPA spokesperson, the excavation pit in front of the property filled up with water. The infrastructure of 7th Street has been in deplorable conditions since the late 80s. (photo credit CNBNews) NEW YORK (August 24, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed an interim plan to address groundwater contaminated with radium at the Welsbach/General Gas Mantle Superfund site located in... Read more →


Washington Officials Host Discussion on Wind Energy in Paulsboro

Norcross, Hoyer & Sherrill Host Roundtable Discussion with Wind Energy Producers, Manufacturers, Local Officials PAULSBORO, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) hosted U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05) and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-12) for a roundtable discussion at Paulsboro Marine Terminal with wind energy producers, manufacturers and local officials about how South Jersey is becoming one of the premier wind energy hubs in the Northeast. “The work being done at the Paulsboro Port will enable America’s clean energy future to be built right here in South Jersey, and I thank Majority Leader Hoyer for joining us here today, recognizing our area is becoming one of the premier wind energy hubs in the nation,” said Congressman Norcross. “The new EEW wind turbine manufacturing site will power our economy by building the clean technology that will power our homes and businesses. The need to transition to a... Read more →


What Must You Know about NFT And How Does It Work?

You've undoubtedly heard of terms like Bitcoin, blockchain, as well as, more lately, NFTs if you've been keeping up with the current tech headlines. Artists and collectors worldwide have been drawn to stories of multimillion-dollar sales for digital assets. NFTs aren't exactly what they sound like so, what is their mechanism of action? What are NFTs? Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are a brand-new form of digital asset. These assets' ownership is maintained on a blockchain, a digital ledger comparable to the networks that support bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. An NFT is similar to having a one-of-a-kind masterpiece or a valuable antique. NFTs are one-of-a-kind tokens or digital commodities that create value due to their rarity. Although bitcoins are digital assets, NFTs are one-of-a-kind digital assets, for each token reflects a distinct value. For instance, if two people do have a bitcoin, they may swap their bitcoins, which are identical or... Read more →


CNB Consumer Tips: If Your Home Survives A Fire, Will It Still Be Safe?

Bringing a home back to livability after a disaster may take more than many realize—but it can be done. (NAPSI)—Wildfires are burning hotter and moving faster than ever before. They create health and safety hazards long after being extinguished. The residue and small particles carried in wildfire smoke breach homes’ external structures—settling into attics, ductwork, carpeting, wall cavities, furniture, bedding, mattresses and more. These particles can carry dangerous contaminates and toxic gases such as cyanides, acid gases and aldehydes including formaldehyde, causing asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and other health issues. As parts of the country deal with active wildfires from extreme temperatures, homeowners returning to their homes may be unaware of the potential risks due to smoke damage and carcinogens left from wildfires. Even if a structure is not burned, your home may have sustained more damage than what is visible. AIHA, the leading association for scientists and professionals... Read more →


Daniel Shields, of Cherry Hill, age 75

On August 4, 2021. Age 73. Of Cherry Hill. Son of the late Anna Shields. Interment private in Waterford Memorial Park, Waterford Twp. NJ Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Daniel Shields. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856 - 456 - 1142 Read more →


November's Election is about Gloucester City's Future

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews We received comments complaining about the Concerned Citizens seeking candidates to run in the November election. Instead of looking at the chance to elect a different group to the council, they are striking out at the person who is leading the movement. Politicians have always broken their promises. The first one that comes to mind is George Bush, "Read my lips I am not going to raise taxes." Locally I can name several people who jumped over from the Republican Party to Democrat, such as Jim Devereaux, Jim Yerkes, John Lincoln. And yes, the James Gang played us all for fools. For the record, we are not defending any of them. But that is not the issue in our mind. The issue should be the future of our city and whether or not those who have been in power for decades have made improvements... Read more →