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September 2021

GREAT IDEA! Rutgers welcomes second-year students with new orientations to acclimate them to in-person college experience

Rutgers-New Brunswick sophomore Bianca Caproni, center, at a Rutgers football game with new friends she made during second-year orientation. Courtesy Bianca Caproni By Lisa Intrabartola Rutgers Today COVID-19 robbed us all of milestones and memorable moments, but few have lost out on more traditional rites of passage than this year’s sophomore class. They were the high school Class of 2020 who didn’t get to dance at a senior prom, walk at a graduation or experience the first year of college in person. “I think freshman year is the perfect time to make friends. Everyone is deciding what they want to do still, getting used to the campus,” second-year Rutgers-New Brunswick Honor’s College student Bianca Caproni. “I feel like I missed out on that chance last year. It was very isolated.” Caproni is not alone. For many of her fellow sophomores, move-in days were the first time they set foot on... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Additional Hunting Seasons Opening in October

Youth Waterfowl Hunt Set for Saturday, Oct. 16 Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including snow goose, duck, other migratory bird and firearm deer seasons, as well as the one-day, youth-only waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Oct. 16, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2022, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at de.gov/sundayhunt. Hunting season dates opening in October: Snow goose: Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, 2022; Feb. 5, 2022 Antlerless deer: Oct. 1 through 3, Oct. 18, Oct. 22 through 25 and Oct. 29 through 31, including Sundays Muzzleloader deer: Oct. 8 through 17, including Sundays Youth Waterfowl Hunt: Oct. 16 Ducks, coots and mergansers: first season split Oct. 22 through Nov. 1 Continuing hunting seasons include: Mourning dove: through... Read more →


NJ POLITICS: Now Murphy Vows to Reduce Pollution in EJ neighborhoods, Be a Climate Gamechanger

Newark, NJ -- Clean Water Action officially endorsed Governor Phil Murphy for re-election today at the same site it announced its endorsement of then candidate Murphy four years ago. It was not just that he had made and kept promises on climate and environmental justice. He’s also here today to publicly vow to rev up his plans to reduce pollution more and faster than currently planned especially in overburdened communities including a pledge to eliminate dirty diesel vehicles and equipment with zero emission alternatives. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files "The Garden State is waking up to the reality of today’s climate and environmental injustices. This is not a new revelation to the Governor. He is spot on when he says that we can't do too much, too soon, too fast and facts matter. With climate change accelerating faster than predicted, 2030 is the new 2050 — we must continually up our game,”... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Abortion-By-Hanger Deemed Safe 

September 30, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the 2021 Women's March on Washington which will be held on Oct. 2nd. [Note: This news release contains graphic language.] According to the organizers of this year's Women's March on Washington, there is nothing dangerous, scary or harmful about a pregnant woman inserting a wire hanger into her vagina to kill her child. That's why those who show up with a hanger, or hanger imagery, will get booted, even if their purpose is to protest abortion-law restrictions. A pregnancy at 39 weeks or at full term On the website of this event, it lists items that should and should not be brought. Among the latter, it says: "Coat-hanger imagery: We do not want to accidentally reinforce the right wing talking points that self-managed abortions are dangerous, scary and harmful." Liberals, they suggest, are fine with... Read more →


Willingboro Man Indicted on Two Counts of Murder

BURLINGTON CITY,NJ (SEPTEMBER 30, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 33-year-old Willingboro man has been indicted on charges of fatally shooting two men who were inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Woodlane Road apartment complex earlier this year in Edgewater Park Township. A grand jury indicted Andre Price with two counts of Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Second Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be held soon in Superior Court. Price has been held in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since being extradited to New Jersey two months ago following his apprehension July 12 in Newport News, Virginia. He is charged with fatally shooting Sadiel Gonzalez, 25, and Altarek Bell, 18, as they... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Seeking Crossing Guards, Apply ASAP

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 7, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of School Crossing Guard, in order to fill unanticipated vacancies. This is a $12 an hour, 15 hour per week position, with morning and afternoon report times. Applications will be available at Police Headquarters (313 Monmouth St.) beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, September 7, 2021. All applications must be picked up in person and completed applications must be turned to Police Headquarters. Read more →


NJ Lottery Renews Its Commitment to Prevention of Underage Lottery Play

TRENTON-- Early the month the New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) launched the Lottery’s annual “Not 18 Yet? No Bet” awareness campaign, which reminds residents and retailers that New Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets by or to anyone under the age of 18. NJL Executive Director James Carey and CCGNJ Acting Executive Director Felicia Grondin renewed their organizations’ commitment to responsible play and the prevention of underage gambling at the campaign’s kickoff event held at Corner Xpress, 5 Lawrenceville Pennington Road in Lawrence Township, a Lottery retailer. “The New Jersey Lottery has a longstanding commitment to promoting responsible play and preventing underage lottery participation,” said Carey. “We work closely with the CCGNJ to raise awareness about the age restriction on lottery play amongst our retailers in New Jersey and we support the Council’s ongoing efforts to prevent underage... Read more →


TO THE WASHINGTON ELITE: WE THE PEOPLE ARE COMING

published by CNBNews on February 26, 2010 GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership: "I am a homegrown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election, I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. Instead, we are burdened with Congressional Dukes and Duchesses who think they know better than the citizens they are supposed to represent. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell... Read more →


Elizabeth A. Campanella (nee Sheldon) of Haddon Hts.

Elizabeth A. Campanella (nee Sheldon), "Bette", on September 28, 2021, of Haddon Heights; formerly of Westmont. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late John Campanella. Devoted mother of Diane Gatelein (Robert) and Jack Campanella (Theresa). Loving grandmom of Robert Gatelein, Nicole Dent (Chris), Terri Platt (Chris), and Karen Campanella and great grandmom of Ryan, Chase, Riley, Cooper, and Reese. Dear sister of Nadia Bright (Doug) and the late Walt Sheldon, Jim Sheldon, George Sheldon, and Julia Murphy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 7pm to 9pm Monday evening and from 10am to 11am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment Bethel Cemetery, Hurffville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bette's memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or by visiting www.heart.org Read more →


Brian P. Gillespie, of Gloucester City, age 48

Brian P. Gillespie, on September 28, 2021, of Gloucester City. Age 48. Beloved husband of Belinda. Loving son of Terri. Dear brother of Theresa Weible (Randy) and James. Uncle of Randy and Michael. There will be a visitation from 3pm to 4pm on Sunday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 4pm at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or by visiting https://www.vaonj.org/ Read more →


Delaware's Garrisons Lake Boat Ramp Officially Open

With today’s ribbon cutting at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna, the fishing and boating public is officially invited to enjoy the popular angling destination with its newly-renovated concrete boat ramp and added amenities of a courtesy dock and freshly repaved parking lot. Managed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the new ramp can easily accommodate vessels from hand-launched jon boats to trailered bass boats up to 20 feet long. Garrisons Lake is one of Delaware’s five most-fished ponds, with good populations of sunfish, largemouth bass and black crappie sport fish most frequently caught by anglers. The recreation spot south of Smyrna is also among the state’s top 10 most popular ponds and lakes for largemouth bass tournaments, attracting both local and out-of-state fishing clubs. “DNREC’s public service mission includes providing and enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for Delawareans and visitors, as well as supporting local communities by providing... Read more →


Wayne Agency Becomes Joint Licensing and Regional Service Center

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it is expanding services at its Wayne facility. The Wayne agency, located at 481 Route 46 West, now will be designated a joint Licensing and Regional Service Center. It becomes the sixth Regional Service Center in New Jersey, along with current locations in Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Eatontown, and West Deptford. The following new services are being provided at the Wayne agency: Suspensions Restorations Hearings “We are pleased to bring these regional services to Wayne to help customers in resolving suspensions, obtaining restorations, and providing hearings,” said NJMVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. “Adding the sixth Regional Service Center allows the NJMVC to offer increased services in our busiest region of North Jersey.” New regional services are available today in a designated section of the Wayne agency, apart from the Licensing Center. With the addition of regional services and staffing, Licensing Center... Read more →


Lorraine Kirsten Smith of Gloucester City, 47

Lorraine Kirsten Smith of Gloucester City, New Jersey, born in Narberth, Pennsylvania, who passed away on September 24, 2021, at the age of 47, leaving to mourn family and friends. She was predeceased by : her husband Brian Mark Smith. She is survived by : her parents, Gloria Beinlich and Douglas C. Miller; her step-father John Krwawecz of Deptford; her children, Heaven Petruzzelli (John) of National Park, Angelica Colón (Jace) of Mays Landing, Brooke (River Burns), Brian Jr. (Ciara Smith) and Christian (Mariah Tigyer); her siblings, Craig Burns, Ernest Mitchell Jr. (Debbie) and Tina Mitchell; her grandchildren, Jaxon, Giovanni, Oliver and Landon; her nieces and nephews, Nicki Bunkin (DaLizza), Brianna, Jillian Burns, Selena Trewin (Ra Sean), Carlos Mazon Jr., Anthony Mazon, Elijah and Emmali Mott; and her great-nieces and great-nephews, Thalia, Kameron and AJ. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 30th 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at... Read more →


Berlin Man Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Another Man

Berlin, N.J. – A man has been charged after he allegedly fatally stabbed another man, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Berlin Borough Police Chief Millard Wilkinson announced. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic At approximately 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, John Teresa, 33, of Berlin reported in person to the Berlin Borough Police Department. That led officers to his residence on Kerhart Avenue. Officers located David Schwartzburt, 38, of Lindenwold deceased in the basement at that residence with a stab wound to his chest. A knife was recovered around the scene. Teresa has been charged with one count Murder (1st Degree), one count Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (3rd Degree) and one count Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (4th Degree). Anyone with further information should contact CCPO Detective Brad Redrow at 856-225-8643 or Berlin Borough Detective Ryan Heron at 856-745-9718 . Tips can also be sent to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org. All persons... Read more →


Thirteen Local Projects Receive $75,000 in Funding for Open Space and Resiliency

Through Atlantic City Electric’s Sustainable Communities Program Grants support clean, safe parks redevelopment, pollinator habitats, wooded spaces, terrapin habitats, and more MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 29, 2021) – Atlantic City Electric, together with its program administrator Sustainable Jersey, have chosen 13 local municipalities to receive $75,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects in South Jersey. This funding is provided as part of Atlantic City Electric’s Sustainable Communities Grant program, which provides funding to support open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, environmental conservation and innovative community resiliency projects. “Climate change and its social and environmental effects are among the most significant challenge facing the world today, and it is imperative that we take the steps to help preserve and restore our natural habitat while preparing for a world with more extreme weather and less predictability,” said Melissa Lavinson, senior vice president of Governmental and External... Read more →


South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival returns to the Salem County Fairgrounds

South Jersey Pumpkin returns on October 9-10, 2021. Salem County Fairgrounds, New Jersey; The 18th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show will open to the public on Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10, 2021. This two-day “Festival of Pumpkins” will be held at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, New Jersey. The event has new show hours of Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Joe Wenal of Rocky Mountain Carvers & Carve Wars will create award winning custom carves both days of the festival. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show has become one of the best ways to welcome the autumn harvest with kids and parents alike. Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, over 100 vendor booths, Fall Home Show, fun contests, give-a-ways, wine sampling, food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, Amusement Rides, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. The festival will host... Read more →


College Volleyball: Ogden and Abdalla Lead Profs to Win, Downed Neumann 3-0

GLASSBORO, N.J. -- Rowan celebrated the duo of Natalie Ogden and Cassidy Abdalla as the Profs downed Neumann, 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-17) on Senior Night here at Esbjornson Gymnasium Tuesday evening. Ogden led all attackers with a match-high 14 kills while Abdalla totaled five kills and a career-best six blocks as Rowan picked up their sixth win in a row. As a unit, the Profs totaled 32 kills and had a total of 17 blocks. Abigail Webster served up four of the team's nine aces. The Knights' Lauren Garvey registered seven kills with teammate Ariana Pena adding four kills, four digs, and five blocks (one solo). After jumping out to a 5-1 lead in the first set, Rowan saw the Knights climb back to tie it at 7-7. Brooke Adams dialed up an ace to wrap up a 7-2 run to put the home team ahead and go on to... Read more →


NJ Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Oct. 6

CAMDEN COUNTY — Thousands of New Jersey residents will be coming together virtually to Knock Out Opioid Abuse on October 6, for the state’s 6th Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Designated as a permanent day of prevention education and awareness, Knock Opioid Abuse Day is designed to shine light on the opioid crisis impacting thousands of New Jersey residents and families. In 2020, 228 people in Burlington County died of a drug overdose, a majority of which involved some form of opioid. Additionally, between January and June 2021 there have been 772 Naloxone administrations to reverse opioid overdoses and 182 suspected overdose deaths. “The goal is to raise awareness of the link between prescribed opioids and heroin and fentanyl overdoses and deaths in our state, to reduce stigma and encourage support for those in recovery from substance use disorder,” explained Angelo M. Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership for... Read more →


Local Freight Impact Fund applications being accepted

for $30.1 million in FY22 grants Program provides funds to improve local roads and bridges with heavy truck traffic (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant solicitation period for the Fiscal Year 2022 Local Freight Impact Fund program is open, with applications being accepted through November 26, 2021. “Our state and regional economies require an integrated transportation network that depends on safe truck routes to efficiently move goods to and from New Jersey’s seaports, airports, and rail yards,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The Local Freight Impact Fund provides grants to municipalities and counties to make improvements to local roads and bridges that carry commercial truck traffic to ensure our infrastructure can meet current and future demands.” The Local Freight Impact Fund (LFIF) is a competitive $30.1 million program, which was created as part of the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) reauthorization in October 2016.... Read more →


Guyel H. Hovern, on September 26, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 59.

Guyel H. Hovern, on September 26, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 59. Beloved father of Matthew (Kate), Zachary, and Jaime. Devoted Poppy Guy to Eden. Loving brother of Karen Davis (Jerry), Lester Hovern Jr. (Melissa), Douglas Hovern (Patricia), and the late Tim Hovern (Carolyn). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; his best friend Joe Holshue; and his K-9 companion, Corona. Guyel loved the Dallas Cowboys. He was a very social person who loved spending time with everyone - he was the life of the party. Guyel worked as an electrician, a DJ, and as a bartender at local bars in Runnemede. There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am at the funeral home. Interment is private. Read more →


CNB Hunting NJ: Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been confirmed in New Jersey

Public Asked to Report Dead Deer and Deer With Possible Symptoms August 20, 2021 Updated: September 21, 2021 The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). EHD is not a threat to public health. We continue to ask residents to report findings of sick or dead deer using our new online reporting form. EHD and Bluetongue are contracted from the bite of insects called midges (Culicoides sp.). They cannot be transmitted to people, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, being bitten by infected midges or eating infected deer meat. The Division of Fish and Wildlife always advises against consuming meat from any game animal that appears ill. EHD outbreaks typically begin in late summer. Symptoms in deer may include difficulty standing, drooling, and emitting foam from the mouth or nose. Since the disease causes a fever, sick or... Read more →


Finalist in America’s Best Transportation Project Competition is...Route 1 Congestion Relief Project

Online voters and expert judges to choose winners from 12 projects nation-wide (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced that the Route 1 Permanent Hard Shoulder Running Project, which uses the shoulder as a travel lane during peak commuting times to relieve congestion and improve safety, has been named a finalist in AASHTO’s 2021 America’s Transportation Awards Competition. “We are extremely proud that for the second year in a row, an NJDOT project has been named a national finalist in this competition,” Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “This national recognition demonstrates New Jersey’s leadership in delivering innovative and cost-effective projects that improve our communities and enhance quality of life for New Jerseyans.” The America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is a competition in which state DOTs compete in three... Read more →


HUD Awards $15.8M for Low Income Housing for Elderly in South Jersey

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $15,835,231 in Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program grants to expand affordable housing options for South Jersey seniors. The funding will provide low-income elderly residents with options that allow them to live independently in an environment that provides support activities such as cleaning, cooking, transportation, and health-related services. The funding will be used to develop housing for very low-income elderly residents, with the Diocesan Housing Services Corp. of the Diocese of Camden receiving $8,575,642 to support the production of 42 units, and the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc. (VOADV) receiving $7,259,589 to support the production of 55 units. “This vital funding will help to ensure our elderly residents not only have an affordable and safe place to call home but will... Read more →


Drowning Victim Found in Little Timber Creek Was 66-Year-Old Man; Alcohol Might Have Caused Accident

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet UPDATED: The 66-year-drowning victim has been identified as MICHAEL DUNN CNBNews photo credit (Above) In the distant Rescue units from Westville and Bellmawr Fire Departments on the South Broadway Bridge responded to a call of a body floating face down in the Little Timber Creek. Gloucester City, N.J. (September 28, 2021)(CNBNews)– A deceased male was pulled from Little Timber Creek in Gloucester City Monday afternoon, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell. Officers responded to the 600 block of South Broadway at approximately 2:14 p.m. after train operators spotted a body in the water. Officers located the body of a 66-year-old male floating face down in the creek. Marine unit members from the Westville and Bellmawr Fire Departments retrieved the body from the water. The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Tuesday. The cause... Read more →


Murphy’s Lead Weakens in NJ Governor Election

Betting Odds Ahead of First Debate –Jack Ciattarelli Improves as Phil Murphy Worsens According to Political Oddsmakers– Copenhagen – September 28, 2021 – Phil Murphy’s odds to be re-elected have worsened over the summer, according to betting aggregators US-Bookies.com (See Disclaimer Below). In June, his odds to win the 2021 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election were 1/10 (90.9% implied probability), but they’ve since shifted to 2/9 (81.8%). “Murphy still holds a significant lead, and is the odds-on favorite to be the first Democratic governor of New Jersey to be re-elected in over 40 years, but the odds are showing a downward trend,” says a US-Bookies spokesperson. “Ciattarelli is starting to build more momentum according to the betting markets, but he still has a long way to go to overtake murphy.” While Murphy’s worsened, Jack Ciattarelli’s odds to win the election have improved. Since June, Ciattarelli’s odds shifted from 13/2 (13.3% implied... Read more →


Acenda Receives $4M from SAMHSA

Acenda Receives $4M from SAMHSA to Expand Community Mental Health Center Services Acenda Integrated Health Receives Funding To Expand Inclusive, Innovative Care GLASSBORO, NJ (September 27, 2021)-- Acenda Integrated Health (Acenda) has been awarded a 2-year, 4-million-dollar grant to expand upon existing Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) services in Gloucester and Cape May Counties. This funding allows Acenda to reach populations which have not only historically been more impacted by severe and longer-term mental illness and substance use disorders, but for whom COVID-19 has been significantly more damaging in terms of overall health and access to treatment. Specifically, Acenda's CMHC expansion aims to provide care for older adults living with serious mental illness, Black and Latinx communities, and persons at-risk or experiencing homelessness who have been traditionally underserved. "Our vision for a better future not only focuses on innovative care but equal access to behavioral health services for all individuals,"... Read more →


Michael "Mike" Denisi, 49, formerly of Runnemede

Michael "Mike" Denisi, 49, formerly of Runnemede, NJ, passed away September 23, 2021. Michael was born February 15, 1972, in South Philadelphia, PA, to Vincent and Mary Denisi. Michael is survived by his loving parents, his children Sophia and Michael, brother Vincent Jr. (Nicole), and sisters Cindy Visco (Joe) and Dari-Ann Denisi. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles and cousins. Michael grew up in Runnemede, NJ and graduated from Camden County Vocational Technical School. Upon graduation he was an Autobody Technician and G-6 Welder. He worked many years at Boeing as an Aircraft Mechanic. He later went on to study at Quaker City Institute of Aviation. Michael was a multi-skilled tradesman working in autobody, mechanics and the trucking industry. Michael had an adventurous spirit. He was a lover of fast cars, boats, aircraft and cycles. He enjoyed fishing and being on the water. Michael was a... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden Administration Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Judicially Nullify the Right to Bear Arms

by On September 21, the Biden Administration filed an amicus brief in the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, supporting New York’s draconian and unconstitutional restrictions on the right to bear firearms in public for self-defense. This NRA-supported challenge to New York’s “may-issue” licensing scheme for public handgun carry is the first Second Amendment challenge to a firearm law to reach the high court since 2010. New York’s law presumptively denies the right to bear arms for self-defense unless a license applicant can demonstrate a special need for self-protection that distinguishes the person from the general population. In practice, this means the rich and well-connected can get unrestricted carry licenses but ordinary people cannot, even if they actually face a greater risk of being violently victimized while going about their daily lives in public. The law effectively nullifies for most New Yorkers... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: EMMY IS UP FOR ADOPTION

Emmy Adult Female Great Pyrenees / Golden Retriever / Mixed Courtesy Post - Meet Emmy! Emmy is a beautiful Great Pyrenees mix. She is independent, very loving with adults she trusts, and protective. She would prefer a home with a large companion dog, as she grew up on a farm, but may require a proper introduction and a little time to get adjusted to the other dog. Emmy would be best in a home without children. She will need an adopter that is patient/experienced with independent dogs. Interested in adopting Emmy? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. Up to date with vaccinations Not good with kids! Available 09/16/2021 Birth Date 09/17/2019 (may not be exact) Fill out an Application Read more →


Local Bridges Fund applications being accepted for $47.3 million

Program provides millions to each county to improve local bridges (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant solicitation period for the FY22 Local Bridges Fund program is open with applications being accepted through November 19, 2021. “The New Jersey Department of Transportation provides grants to counties through the Local Bridges Fund to make critical improvements to bridges under their jurisdiction without burdening local taxpayers,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The Murphy Administration is committed to ensuring all roads and bridges in New Jersey are safe and reliable, whether they are maintained by the State or local government.” The Local Bridges Fund is a $47.3 million program funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which provides funding for each of New Jersey’s 21 counties for the improvement of county bridges. Every county receives $1 million, and the additional funding is allotted based on... Read more →


CARES Update that Every Business Owners Must Know About – An Overview by William D King

This comprehensive law addresses small company interference loans, relief for individual people, families, as well as businesses. It lends support to severely distressed parts of the economy, as well as a healthcare way to respond that includes maintaining a key strategic large supply of drugs, mitigating case of emergencies drug shortages, attempting to prevent medically necessary device shortfalls, use of laboratory-developed tests in an urgent situation, and access to health care services for COVID-19 patients, among other things. Readers can get the full text of the CARES Act by visiting this link: CARES Act Text. William D King shares the recent updates about CARES Act Coronavirus relief legislation, known as the CARES Act, was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and assisted the vast majority of federal student loan mortgage holders by temporarily having to stop payments as well as involuntary compilations on federal law held student loan debt... Read more →


HUSKY HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!

Please Help Our Pups Win! Help us stay in FIRST place for our region. Voting is fast, fun, easy and FREE! You can cast 1 vote per day (every 24 hours) from September 22 – 28. - please vote every day - ask your family, friends and followers to vote -share our link on social media allowing others to vote Click here to vote for Husky House! Cast your vote today! Husky House has rescued thousands of dogs from kill shelters, puppy mills and owner surrenders. We are committed to the rescue, shelter, care and adoption of these unwanted dogs. We generally adopt out over 200 dogs a year. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped. Recently, we have taken over an 11 acre property that needs a lot of work. We plan on using the property as a sanctuary for dogs who are not adoptable... Read more →


Top 5 Features To Conceive When Buying A Bathtub Pillow

After a long, busy, and tiresome day of running your daily errands, the only thing you want after getting home in the evening is soaking yourself in your calm bathtub for a long relaxing bath. A bathtub shower leaves your muscles more relaxed and soothes your mind too. However, bathtubs have not been designed to support your head and neck and hence leave them uneasy during a bath, ruining the whole bathtub experience. A solution to this problem would be getting a bath cushion or pillow for your tub. However, how do you select the most suitable one? Read this article to understand the features to look for when buying a bath cushion for your tub. The Type of the Bath Cushion When you are looking for a bathtub pillow, the type you select is vital. The perfect one will guarantee you everlasting comfort. Several types of bath cushions and... Read more →


$1M Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Turnersville

One Camden County Ticket Wins $1,000,000 Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $545,000,000 TRENTON (Sept. 27, 2021) – One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn for the Saturday, September 25, drawing winning the $1,000,000 second-tier prize. The ticket was sold at Shop & Go, 109 Johnson Rd., Turnersville in Camden County. In addition, one ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. The ticket was sold at Wawa #701, 2403 New Rd., Northfield in Atlantic County. The winning numbers for the Saturday, September 25, drawing were: 22, 23, 37, 62, and 63. The Red Power Ball number was 19. The Power Play was 3X. 72,038 New Jersey players took home an estimated $398,120 in prizes ranging from $4 to $300. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $545,000,000 for the Monday, September 27, drawing. Double Play Results The Double... Read more →


Douglas Lewis,Guilty, Sentenced to 48 Years for Execution Murder of Shaquille Williams/Pemberton

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man has been sentenced to 58 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally shooting a man in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township in March 2017. The sentence, handed down Friday afternoon by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., comes after Douglas Lewis, 26, was found guilty of Murder and weapons charges in July 2021 by a jury that deliberated for eight hours over two days. Judge Breland sentenced Lewis to 48 years for the Murder conviction, and 10 years, to run consecutively, on a conviction for Certain Persons not to Possess Firearms. Lewis, who has been in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since his arrest in August 2018, must serve at least 85 percent of the murder sentence before becoming eligible for parole, and a minimum of five years on the firearm charge. The investigation... Read more →


College sports: Three Rowan Student-Athletes Honored by NJAC

PITMAN, N.J. -- Three Rowan student-athletes garnered honors from the New Jersey Athletic Conference in their weekly awards for the week ending September 26th. Brianna Newson (Princeton, NJ/ South Brunswick) was named the NJAC Volleyball Player of the Week with teammate Simone Sparano (Phoenixville, PA/Pope John Paul II) selected the NJAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. Julia Patrone (Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp.) was chosen the NJAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Week. Newson and Sparano were key cogs in the 4-0 week which included two big NJAC victories. Newson reached double figures in kills in three of four matches this week. She started off on Tuesday in a five-set victory over Montclair State, notching 15 kills. That followed up another five-set win at Stockton on Thursday, registering 18 kills, three blocks (one solo) and two digs in the Profs first win over the Ospreys since 2004. In Saturday's tri-match sweep... Read more →


Developer Building PennEast Fracked Gas Pipeline Project Surrenders

Today the developers of the controversial PennEast pipeline project announced they were cancelling the project after being denied necessary water quality permits. image courtesy of iStock PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC’s 116-mile pipeline would have shipped fracked Marcellus Shale gas from Northeast Pennsylvania, across the Delaware River to New Jersey, where it would likely be sold to be burned in foreign countries. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection declined to issue Clean Water Act permits for the project in 2019, citing its potential impacts to water quality. Today PennEast cited their inability to comply with the Clean Water Act as their reason for halting the project. All told, the pipeline would have threatened more than 88 waterways, 44 wetlands, 30 parks, and 33 conservation easements with leaks, explosions and pollution. The project’s backers were planning to use eminent domain to take land from the state of New Jersey for the... Read more →


Two Winslow Township Residents Involved in Serious Traffic Accident

The accident happened in front of Fielder's Pub, on the White Horse Pike in Winslow Township (image courtesy of Google street view WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ --Today, Monday, September 27 at approximately 0512 hrs Winslow Twp Police were dispatched to a head-on, motor vehicle crash on US 30 in front of Fielder's Pub, in the Waterford Works section of Winslow Twp. Responding officers located two vehicles with extensive damage and both drivers were suffering from injuries. Virgilio Vazquez, 46, was transported via helicopter to Cooper Trauma and Michael Biello, age 22 was transported to Cooper Trauma via ambulance. Both men are from Winslow Township. Preliminarily, it appears that the vehicle driven by Biello crossed over the center line striking Vazquez's vehicle head-on as he was traveling eastbound on US 30, causing Biello's vehicle to overturn. The accident is under investigation by the Winslow Twp PD Highway Safety Unit. As a result... Read more →


CDC Investigating Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella, New Jersey Included

(September 27, 2021)CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are collecting different types of data to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections. The investigation has not yet identified a food linked to illness. Laboratory Data State and local officials have collected food items from some of the restaurants where sick people ate. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg was found in a sample taken from a takeout condiment cup containing cilantro and lime. The sick person reported that the condiment container also contained onions, but none were left in the cup when it was tested. Because multiple food items were present in the container and in the sample that was tested, it is not possible to know which food item was contaminated. We are using this information in conjunction with other available information to help narrow the list of possible foods linked to illness. Where... Read more →


NJ News Commons: ADVOCATES FIGHT FOR RELEASE OF MIGRANT DETAINEES

Image courtesy of The Daily Beast--Republican congressman dismissed a constituent’s concerns about the migrant detention crisis during a heated town hall meeting over the weekend, telling her that children being held in squalid conditions in U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities are free to leave whenever they want. ~The Daily Beast/CNBNews A group of advocates is trying to showcase the stories of undocumented immigrants who have been subject to poor treatment while imprisoned in New Jersey’s immigration detention facilities. The campaign is part of an effort to convince people to support an end to immigrant detainee transfers and a call the overhaul of federal immigration laws. (New Jersey Monitor) $10 MILLION FOR NORTH JERSEY LAKES HIT BY ALGAE Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on Friday that will provide grants totaling $10 million aimed at maintaining lakes in North Jersey that have been impacted by harmful algae blooms and other... Read more →


CARDINALS-RAMS JOIN BRADY’S RETURN TO NEW ENGLAND AS MUST-WATCH GAMES ON NFL’S WEEK 4 SCHEDULE

(LAS VEGAS) — Few would have guessed just a few weeks ago that the Week 4 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams would be a marquee matchup featuring two of the remaining five unbeatens left in the league. Many NFL fans will rightfully have their eyes on Tom Brady’s return to New England, but matchups between two undefeated teams can help bring clarity to the season, according to TheLines, which tracks odds in U.S. regulated sports betting markets. The Rams currently stand as 6-point home favorites against the surprising Cardinals in an early season showdown in Los Angeles, according to a consensus of the nation’s largest legal online sportsbooks — including BetAmerica, BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, SugarHouse, and Unibet. Both are 2-1 against the spread so far this year. The Rams opened the season at +1500 to win the Super Bowl, meaning bettors would win... Read more →


What OnLine Casino Is The Best

NetEnt is a well-known software provider of popular and reliable online casino games, including classic video slots with a stylish Scandinavian design. Therefore, every fourth online casino offers NetEnt products, which properly reflects its importance and scale in the gambling industry. Background Info The first five NetEnt casinos started their operation in 2000, and since then the number of such institutions has been growing rapidly. In 2005, NetEnt received a license from the Gambling Commission of Malta. This allowed the company to guarantee its customers the honesty and safety of its software. 2007 was a very important year for Net Entertainment because this was a time of intensive work on a set of virtual slot games, which are still very popular. Among the most famous are Starburst, Quest Gonzo, and Mega Fortune. As a result of hard work and dedication, NetEnt was titled as “Mobile Provider of the Year”, “Slot... Read more →


Pet Tips: Managing Pet Anxiety Amid Transitioning Routines

You can help your pet get through separation anxiety and other disruptions of the new normal. by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA (NAPSI)—As students return to in-person learning and pet parents gradually begin to spend more time outside the house, pets around the country are having to adapt to new daily routines, adjust to more time alone and navigate more frequent social interactions. Pets thrive on predictability, so it’s not uncommon to see them exhibit anxious or destructive behaviors when their routines shift dramatically. Fortunately, there are many resources and tools available to help pet parents make this transition as seamless as possible for their furry family members. To support your pets’ mental health as they adjust to their new daily routine, while managing and mitigating separation and social anxiety, focus on: Setting Up a Safe Home Environment Creating a safe space in your home will give your pet a comfortable place... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: Understanding Your HVAC System

(NAPSI)—If your home is like most, one of the biggest sources of energy consumption is the HVAC system, and that can be expensive. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Energy reports, families can cut their energy bill by as much as 20% to 30% simply by doing proper equipment maintenance. Air duct cleaning, for instance. Understanding HVAC As air recirculates through the system, contaminants build up in the ductwork and other components. Dirty HVAC systems work harder, use up to 30% more energy to heat or cool the home and are more likely to need replacing sooner. What To Do Replacing filters can help to maintain air ducts, however, filters can’t catch everything. Having your home’s air ducts properly cleaned helps your HVAC system run more efficiently by removing debris from mechanical components. The most effective way to clean the HVAC system is through source removal. This requires a professional contractor... Read more →


NEW JERSEY DEPT. OF HEALTH RECOMMENDS CERTAIN PEOPLE GET A BOOSTER SHOt

The action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides for the administration of booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after completion of the primary series to help increase protection for the following: people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot; people age 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot; people age 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks, and people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings, including healthcare workers, may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks. The New Jersey Department of Health is directing our vaccination partners in the state to begin administering booster doses to eligible individuals immediately. Individuals will... Read more →


New Treatment for Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

November 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of Stelfonta (tigilanol tiglate injection) to treat dogs with non-metastatic, skin-based (cutaneous) mast cell tumors (MCTs). The FDA is also approving Stelfonta to treat non-metastatic MCTs located under the dog’s skin (subcutaneous), in particular areas of a dog’s leg. Stelfonta is injected directly into the MCT (intratumoral injection). Stelfonta works by activating a protein that spreads throughout the treated tumor, which disintegrates tumor cells. Peyton Cleary “This is the first approval for an intratumoral injection to treat non-metastatic mast cell tumors in dogs,” said Steven M. Solomon, D.V.M., M.P.H., director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. “This approval provides an additional treatment option to help treat local mast cell tumors on or under the skin in dogs.” MCTs are the most common malignant skin tumor in dogs, and usually present as a lump on or under the skin.... Read more →


STATE OF DELAWARE SEEING INCREASE IN WEST NILE VIRUS CASES

North Country Public Radio WATCH: Mosquitoes Use 6 Needles To Suck Your Blood | NCPR News Public Urged to Take Precautionary Measures from Biting Mosquitoes https://fb.watch/8fwN1CI8re/ An increase in mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus (WNV) activity is occurring in many areas in Delaware as indicated in sentinel chickens used by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for certain mosquito-transmitted diseases. Twenty sentinel chicken stations are sampled weekly throughout the state each summer and fall to help track WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the primary mosquito-transmitted human health threats in Delaware. Mosquito-transmitted virus occurrences in these sentinel chickens are unrelated to Delaware’s poultry industry. A statewide total of 40 sentinel chickens have tested positive for WNV to date, with over half of these findings, 25, having occurred in the last few weeks. WNV has been detected from a total of 10 sentinel chicken stations, involving 32... Read more →


President Biden Hopes to Resettle 95,000 Afghans in US; Two Afghanistan Refugees at Fort McCoy Facing

(CNBNEWS)(September 26, 2021)--President Joe Biden’s administration is planning to resettle the first group of Afghans brought to the United States across 46 states with many headed to battleground and swing states like Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas according to Verity Weekly Biden has said he hopes to resettle about 95,000 Afghans across the U.S. over the next 12 months. In a 21-day period from August to September, Biden brought more than 48,000 Afghans to the U.S. for resettlement — a population more than four times that of Jackson, Wyoming. An initial 37,000 Afghans will be resettled by the Biden administration across 46 states, according to numbers published by the Associated Press and Axios this week. California will get the most Afghans, 5,255, while Texas will have nearly 4,500 Afghans resettled in the state. In major swing states, thousands of Afghans will be resettled, including: (Continue) +++++ FORT MCCOY, WISCONSIN (CNBNEWS)(SEPTEMBER... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Left is Lying to You

Dear Fellow Patriot, An official complaint has been filed by members of the White House press corps after President Biden's staffers interrupted Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he was speaking. The White House later blamed the PM for daring the take unplanned questions from the press... a pretty normal practice for most world leaders, but not for President Biden and his shady administration. That being said, this all makes sense when you look at the state of our country from a wider lens: Let's address some serious facts: Leftist woke "cancel culture" is actually straight up totalitarianism We are experiencing the beginning of a cultural revolution similar to that of Mao's China The announcement of the vaccine mandate was distraction propaganda to take attention away from the crisis in Afghanistan Donate We are now dealing with an administration that believes in force, not choice, and actively oppresses the American people... Read more →


Barbara J. Hyer, age 85 of Oaklyn; Past Employee of Haddon Township School Board, Recipient of Haddon Twp. HS Community Award

Barbara J. (nee Taylor), age 85 of Oaklyn, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 20, 2021. Mrs. Hyer was born in Oaklyn and spent all of her days there. She started her working career in insurance before spending time at Haddon Tool. She worked as a Teacher’s Aide at the Clyde S. Jennings Elementary School in Haddon Twp. and finished her working years in accounts payable at the Haddon Twp. Board of Education. Mrs. Hyer had been a lifetime parishioner of St. Joseph The Worker Parish, St. Aloysius Church in Oaklyn and was a long time supporter and “team mom” of the Haddon Twp. High School Girls Basketball team. Along with her husband “Reds” she helped organize and manage the HTHS girl’s basketball booster club, candy sales, car washes and beach towel sales. In 2009 Barbara received the Haddon Twp. High School community service award and was elected... Read more →