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September 19, 2021

Kevin R. Peters, of Bristol Township, convicted of murder in fatal DUI crash that killed man, woman

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP PA--A Bucks County jury on Friday, September 17, 2021, found a 38-year-old man guilty of two counts of third-degree murder for a high-speed drunk driving crash in December 2019 that killed a man and woman and seriously injured two others on I-95 in Bristol Township. Kevin R. Peters, of the 400 block of Stanford Road, Bristol Township, was also convicted of two counts each of involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person. The trial began on Monday. Following... Read more →


Newark School Staffing Shakeup Continues, 15 new principals to take the helm

By Devna Bose /CHALKBEAT Newark Superintendent Roger León has filled open principal positions for the upcoming year with mostly internal hires. From left: Kyle Brown, Amy Panitch, and Rose Monteiro-Inacio. Newark Public Schools & Twitter/@AmyPanitch Newark’s newest school leaders include a dozen people who have worked their way up through the district’s ranks, the former principal of a local charter school, and an educator who is returning to the helm of one of the city’s most struggling high schools after nearly a decade. With school starting in less than a month, Newark Public Schools has announced its principal lineup for... Read more →


Baby Kenneth Dione Shaklin Jr., Age 4 Months

Baby Kenneth went home to the Lord in Heaven on September 16, 2021, at 4 months old. Beloved and cherished son of Kenneth Dione Shaklin, Sr. and Laura K. Schuler. Beloved brother of Mateo and Isabella. Adored grandson of Christopher and Dawn Schuler and Kimberly Shaklin. Beloved Godson of Cindy Tobin and Burlieght Trower. Also survived by many loving aunts and uncles. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to his visitation on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated... Read more →


William B. "Dors" Dorsey Jr., Teacher, Basketball Coach, Camden Catholic High School Alum Class of '64

Pennsauken – Formerly of Westville, Mount Ephraim and Westmont. Age 75. William was known to all as “Dors” and was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in 1964. He graduated from LaSalle College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and graduated from Glassboro State University (Rowan University) with a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. Dors taught 3 years at St. Margaret’s School in Woodbury Heights. He then taught Business at Catherine Gibbs School. Dors taught Homebound Instruction for the Camden County Educational Services in Clementon for over 20 years. He was an assistant coach at Haddonfield High School... Read more →


Leona Ann Eksterowicz, of Brooklawn age 62

Leona Ann Eksterowicz, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2021. She was 62 years old. Leona was born in Oklahoma City on September 2, 1959, before spending most of her childhood in Willingboro, NJ. She resided in Maple Shade, NJ for many years before moving to Brooklawn, NJ in 2012. Leona enjoyed a career as a restaurant server for 45 years. Leona is survived by her son, Brian Eksterowicz, her loving partner, Frank Canzanese, her siblings, Kathrin Capizola, Charles Vester, and Vivian Vester. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, who will remember her generosity, loyalty, kindness,... Read more →


Lebanon Valley College Enrolled 487 First-Year Students, Included in that Number are 9 NJ Residents

ANNVILLE, PA (09/17/2021)-- LVC is proud to announce its largest first-year class in history. The 487 new students surpassed the 478 new enrollees in 2019. Aside from last years' COVID-affected enrollment across the country, LVC has welcomed record classes of new enrollees in four of the past five years. Local students include: Cheyenne Wilk of Burlington (08016), a graduate of Burlington Township High School, who is planning to pursue a degree in biochemistry and molecular ciology. Lucey Walton of Medford (08055), a graduate of Shawnee High School, who is planning to pursue a degree in creative writing. Madison Ayers of... Read more →


Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested in Rahway Following High Speed Chase on Garden State Parkway

image courtesy of Flicker Lower Township, NJ - On September 17, 2021, Cape May County Dispatch received a 911 call from a female on Lincoln Blvd stating that her husband drove off with her three children in a black Chevrolet Tahoe bearing a Pennsylvania license plate. As dispatchers gathered more information from the female it was learned that all of the children were under the age of five years old and that the driver may possibly have a handgun in his possession. Lower Township Patrol Officers began searching the area and located the vehicle within minutes on Seashore Road. A... Read more →


*Take Charge of your Health; Men's Health Fair 9-25-21

Take charge of your health. CAMcare Health Corporation and the Burlington-Camden chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. are teaming up for a discussion about men’s health. For more information visit www.camcare.net. Read more →


Delaware River Festival Returns Sept. 24 to Oct. 3

WILMINGTON — It’s official! We are one month out from the 2021 Delaware River Festival. The Delaware River Festival returns Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 with an exciting hybrid of online and in-person activities in Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), in conjunction with the Philadelphia Water Department, the Center for Aquatic Sciences, the Independence Seaport Museum, Camden County Parks, and others, are proud to bring you this amazing week of fun and educational things to do. We’ll have paddling events, nature walks, kite flying, online storybook readings, animal presentations, sponsored evenings at Evil Genius... Read more →


The Unsolved Murder of a Sicklerville Man Killed in Camden City on January 28

Camden City, N.J. – The latest edition of “CBS 3 Mysteries” featured the unsolved murder of a man in Camden earlier this year. Reporter Joe Holden interviewed Detective Brad Redrow with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit about the death of Santino Thomas, 28, of Sicklerville. Holden also spoke with the victim’s mother, Michelle Wilson. “He was a family person. He loved his kids, he loved me, of course. He loved his brothers, his sisters. He used to play a lot of jokes and be silly. He was a very caring person. Everybody loved him,” Wilson told Holden. Watch... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Federal Assistance After Hurricane Ida Tops $23.5 Million

Trenton, NJ – More than $23.5 million in federal assistance has been approved for New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Ida two weeks after landfall. More than 42,000 News Jersey residents have registered for FEMA assistance. FEMA has approved more than $11.7 million to more than 2,700 families in New Jersey including: More than $10.8 million in Housing Assistance grants for repairs to primary residences or for rental of temporary housing. More than $950,000 for grants to repair or replace damaged personal property or to pay for disaster-related necessary expenses and other serious needs. Other assistance provided also includes: More than... Read more →


Survivors Who Are Not U.S. Citizens Could Be Eligible for Disaster Assistance

Survivors of Tropical Storm Ida, including those who are not U.S. citizens, may be eligible for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Residents of any of the designated New Jersey counties for FEMA’s Individuals and Households Assistance Program – Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties – are encouraged to apply for assistance by going online at disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Help might be available to non-citizen nationals and qualified aliens. Their status will not be jeopardized by requesting disaster assistance. A “qualified alien” generally includes: Individuals who are... Read more →


*Gloucester City Public Works Superintendent Advises Residents of Stricter Recyclable Rules

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 2, 2021)--Alex Tedesco, Superintendent of the Gloucester City Department of Public Works recently released a statement pertaining to the update of the city's recycling program. Tedesco said in a prepared statement, "The FCR Recycling in Camden City, the Recycling Collection Center for all communities in Camden County is now carefully inspecting recycling products being delivered to their facility for contaminated, non-recyclable products within the recycling stream. When identified the FCR refuses to accept the material. Which means full-truckloads of partially contaminated recyclable materials are sent back to the Public Works Department and city employees must hand... Read more →