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September 2021

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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →


Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Nestlé USA Inc. Recalls Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2021 – Nestle USA Inc., a firm in Schaumburg, Ill., is recalling approximately 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The frozen pepperoni pizza product carton may actually contain frozen three meat pizza, which contains textured soy protein. The pizza products... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit National Tour, Returns to New Jersey

The mission to remember, honor and teach about local veterans, continues to roll on NEW JERSEY — The Wreaths Across America (WAA) Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), has been traveling the country to honor our nation's veterans and was scheduled to make four tour stops in New Jersey. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the WAA MEE tour was put on temporary hiatus but is now ready to return. “The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to bring community together and teach patriotism while remembering the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes,” said Karen Worcester, executive director,... 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... 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.,... Read more →


NJ Daycares Are Having Problems Enforcing Murphy's New Vaccine and Masking Rules...'Very Difficult Task'

Catherine CarreraSep 20, 2021, 7:00pm EDT New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a vaccine mandate for all daycare workers by Nov. 1. Some facilities say the mandate will make it more challenging to fill vacant positions. Youngrae Kim for Chalkbeat All child care center workers in New Jersey have five weeks to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing after Nov. 1, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. In this latest executive order, Murphy also clarified the state’s masking rule, requiring all employees, visitors, students, and children 2 and up in child care centers to wear face masks indoors.... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


More Confusion as New Jersey Changes High School Graduation Rules AGAIN!

On September 8, 2021, the NJ State Board of Education adopted new graduation rules. Save Our Schools NJ opposed these rules and has urged Governor Murphy and the NJ Legislature to end exit testing in high school for diplomas as most states have done. For now, students and families need to know what the new rules are. This year, state testing will resume and the graduation testing requirement is in effect. Students must satisfy this requirement to get a diploma. For Class of 2022, current high school seniors, the graduation exit test requirement is in effect. They are the last... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Attention NJ Residents Master Disaster Declarations Available

Dear New Jerseyan, On September 1st, the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought historic rain and flooding to New Jersey, causing widespread devastation to our communities, homes, and businesses. Since then I’ve been inspired by the stories of neighbors helping neighbors and communities rallying around affected residents. We know that recovery from disasters of this magnitude does not happen overnight, and that is why I am committed to working with you every step of the way. As part of the ongoing relief efforts, my office has dedicated a website page to sharing important information as well as state and federal resources... 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... Read more →


CNBNews Politics: Progressive Couple Thrilled with Latest Vaccine Mandate (video)

THE BABYLON BEE--Joe Biden's mandates sure are tough on Covid. But will his never-ending list of mandates stop the spread or will it forever trap you in #TheMatrix? Become a premium subscriber: https://babylonbee.com/plans The Official Babylon Bee Store: https://shop.babylonbee.com/ Follow The Babylon Bee: Website: https://babylonbee.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebabylonbee Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBabylonBee Instagram: http://instagram.com/thebabylonbee Read more →


CNB Hunting News NJ: 11 Wildlife Management Areas To Be Stocked On Four October Weekends

Gloucestercitynews.net image 1 Eleven dog training areas will be stocked with chukars every weekend in October. Birds will be put out late Friday afternoons for training on Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16, and 23. The stocked dog training areas are located within the following WMAs: Read more →


George A. Mottram, of Gloucester City, age 73; Double-Dated with Elvis, Teacher, Mobile Oil Employee, GCHS Alumnus

Gloucester City - On September 24, 2021. Age 73. Loving husband of 50 years to JoAnn (nee Zedalis), his cherished daughters: Jaime Guldin (Michael) and Jodi Palumbo. Loving grandfather to Kyla, Michael, David, and Paul, and great grandfather to Jaxon. He is preceded in death by his sisters Jan and Bobbie and his grandson Joey. A lifelong Gloucester City resident, George was a standout athlete at Gloucester Catholic known for his quickness. “White Lightening” went on to attend Christian University in Memphis TN, where he once went on a double date with Elvis Presley…much to the chagrin of JoAnn. George... Read more →


Garden State Esports and Evil Geniuses Partner to Create Career Education Network for Students

New partnership will enhance opportunities for Garden State Esports participants to learn about careers in the esports ecosystem. New Jersey: September 24, 2021 -- Garden State Esports (GSE), the nonprofit esports league run by teachers for all New Jersey schools, announces today a partnership with iconic professional esports organization, Evil Geniuses (EG). This partnership will take GSE’s career education program, a program that connects GSE’s scholar athletes and the higher education institutions and employers looking to recruit them, to the next level. Thousands of students from GSE’s 130+ member school districts will have the opportunity to receive educational and career... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Pelosi's "View" On Abortion

September 24, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Nancy Pelosi's latest defense of abortion: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who identifies as a Catholic, was asked at her weekly press briefing to reply to comments made by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that were critical of the Women's Health Protection Act, a radical pro-abortion bill. "You're a Catholic," the reporter said. "What's your reaction?" Here is what she said (she ended with a reference to Cordileone expressing her disagreement). "Yeah, I'm Catholic. I come from a pro-life family. Not active in that regard. Different in their view of a... Read more →


I-295 and Route 42 Exit closures for next week

Closures for restriping work rescheduled from earlier this week due to weather (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials are reminding motorists of overnight closures of several exits on I-295 and Route 42 tonight and next week as the Direct Connect project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. These closures were originally scheduled for this week, but were postponed because of weather. Friday, September 24 NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the I-295 northbound Exit 27 ramp to I-76 westbound tonight, Friday, September 24 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 25 to... Read more →


OCTOBER EVENTS IN CAMDEN COUNTY

Italian American Festival & Car Show Celebrate Italian-American Heritage! Join us on Saturday, October 2nd for a day rich in tradition featuring Italian food, kid's activities, entertainment, local wine tastings and a beer garden. A car show featuring Italian-made autos will also be featured and it's not too late to sign up to showcase your classic car! For more information and Car Registration, visit sonsofitalynj.org Food Truck & Fall Craft Fair Food, Games, Pumpkin Painting, Live Music & More! The Gloucester Township Campus of Camden County Technical Schools will be sponsoring a Food Truck and Craft Fair Fall Festival on... Read more →


Stabbing Homicide/Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP NJ-- On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers from the Franklin Township Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Fries Mill Road for a 9-1-1 call reporting a male had been stabbed. Upon arrival, the responding officers discovered the victim, Dwaynne Mickles, 42, of Franklinville, deceased and appearing to have sustained stab wounds. An autopsy conducted by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin ruled the cause of Mickles’ death as multiple stab wounds, and the manner of death as homicide. Through aggressive investigation, Detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Franklin... Read more →


Is It Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?

Norwescap’s Community Development program partners with the small business community to help benefit the public and downtown business district at the Phillipsburg Downtown Association (PDA) Fourth Annual Pork Roll Palooza. PHILLIPSBURG, NJ- September 23, 2021- It doesn’t matter what you call it, Pork Roll or Taylor Ham, this year you can decide for yourself at the Annual Pork Roll Palooza on Saturday, October 16th at Shappell Park in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, starting at 11 am. Be a part of this year’s festival and enjoy a fun and delicious afternoon, while supporting the small business community of the Phillipsburg area. The... Read more →


Let your most used furniture breathe a sigh of relief with customized chair covers 

Chairs are a very underrated household item. Chairs are in use every day, both indoors and outdoors. You often take them for granted. However, these tiny pieces of furniture can be quite expensive. Maintaining them can involve even more amount of money if they are antique and have been around for years. Removing accidental stains from the upholstery can be the stuff of nightmares. This is where the need for chair covers becomes prominent. Turn your imagination of unparalleled protection into reality To ensure your beautiful chairs remain protected, invest in a durable cover. Chair covers made from high-quality PVC... Read more →


Help Stomp Out Spotted Lanternfly

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula is an extremely invasive insect which feeds on hardwood trees, fruit trees, grapevines, and other agricultural crops. Camden County is one of eight counties that the New Jersey Department of Agriculture has placed under quarantine as part of an effort to contain the spread of the destructive pest. “The state is asking all individuals and businesses travelling in and out of a quarantined county to inspect vehicles and outdoor items such as packing bins, firewood, paving stones, and lawn equipment for egg masses that should be destroyed,” said Commissioner Carmen... Read more →


Delaware Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp Art Winners Announced

State Artist Claims 1st Prize in Trout Stamp Contest for Fourth Time The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp art contests. A painting of a tundra swan by Broderick Crawford of Tiger, Ga., will grace the 2022/23 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp. In the 2022 Delaware Trout Stamp art contest, George Bradford of Georgetown, Del., took the top prize with his painting of a brown trout. Mr. Bradford also won second place in the Trout Stamp contest for his painting of a rainbow trout. The annual stamp art competition drew seven... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: Ferdinand McWilliams, of Gloucester City, Irish Immigrant, Civil War Veteran

(September 2, 1908)-Camden Post Telegram Company D, Fourth New Jersey Volunteers FERDINAND McWILLIAMS was born in Ireland. In 1870 at the time of the Census he gave his age as 41, this would translate into a birth date in 1828 or 1829. Other sources indicate his birth year as 1820 and 1830. He went to California by way of Cape Horn to seek his fortune in the California gold fields during the 1849 gold rush. He struck it rich and set out for home, only to be robbed, shot, and left for dead while crossing the Isthmus of Panama. He... Read more →


CCPO Hosts Walk to Remember Homicide Victims

September 25th is National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. This Saturday, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting the “Shine Their Light Walk” at the beautiful Haddon Lake Park in Haddon Heights to honor and remember lives lost to homicide. “Losing a loved one in such a tragic way is unimaginable,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “It’s our hope that we can ease some of that pain by bringing people together who’ve experienced this same kind of loss.” Media are invited to take photos and videos of the walk. The loved ones of murder victims will... Read more →


Third Street Row Homes Have Structural Issues; One Property Declared Unfit for Habitation/Occupancy

THIRD STREET ROW HOMES, starting on the right the addresses are 209, 211, 213, and 215. The 211 property has been declared unsafe for habitation, 213 is also empty; people are living in 209 and 215. According to Paul Clarke the owner of 211, the problem with the brick facade started when a contractor was doing work on 213 the adjoining property. (CNBNews photo) WILLIAM E. CLEARY SR. | CNBNews Dorothy Heade | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 24, 2021)--A row of Third Street homes, addresses 209, 211, 213, and 215, could be in danger of collapse because the... Read more →


Who is Calman Shemi and everything you need to know

Calman Shemi is an Argentinian-Israeli artist who likes to specialise in colours to create art pieces that are full of energy and shapes, whilst ensuring they remain as vibrant as possible when they are put onto the canvas in which he creates his paintings. This article will highlight everything that is needed to be known about the South American and will provide an in-depth look at how he has managed to become incredibly successful in the art industry and a favourite for many personal collectors. Who is Calman Shemi? As mentioned, Calman is an Argentinian-Israeli artist who specialises in paintings.... Read more →


What Does a Good Access Control Policy Look Like And Why is it Important?

LeoWolfert/Shutterstock.com Access control is paramount for good cybersecurity, whether this relates to a small business or a larger corporation. A smaller business generally means one that employs below 10,000 employees, whereas a larger multinational corporation can employ hundreds of thousands of personnel. Adequate data security, referred to in the industry as information security, is a key part of modern company management for any modern business dealing with a large amount of corporate/sensitive data. Billions of users are online today, and millions of organizations have a digital presence which would be an out-of-control cybersecurity situation if it were not for access... Read more →


Events in Camden County

Drive-In Movie Night - September 25th Food Trucks, Games & Activities for Children Mayor David R. Mayer and Council are excited to announce that Gloucester Township will be hosting the fourth annual Drive-In Movie Night on September 25th at 5:30 PM. Admission is free. There will be food trucks, games, and activities for children. The movie: THE KARATE KID, will begin at dusk. In case of bad weather, the rain date is Sunday, September 26th. Read More. 12th Annual Riverfront Art Festival - September 25th Enjoy Fine Arts & Crafts, Local Vendors, & Live Music The 12th Annual Gloucester City... Read more →


CNB FISHING MARYLAND: The Pleasant Days of September Perfect Time for Anglers

September 22, 2021 Mia and Dominic Kronk got to go fishing with their father and enjoy a fun day on the Bay together. Photo by Kenny Kronk The pleasant days of September offer wonderful opportunities to spend time with children and make lasting memories they will take into their adult life. Forecast Summary: September 22 – September 28: As we welcome the arrival of fall, Bay conditions will stabilize later this week after a windy and rainy period from Wednesday through Thursday. However, after Friday, expect sunny and calmer conditions with cool nights the rest of the week. Bay surface... Read more →


Buyer's Guide to eJuice: Everything You Need to Know

Vaping is exploding. It's hotter than ever, but sorting through the hype can be difficult. Many people are blinded by marketing tactics, commercials, and promises of performance. There are tons of brands that make it challenging to find the best product at an affordable price. If you're looking for vape juice that will please you long-term, this article is for you. What's the Difference Between Juices? If you've spent any time at all reading about vaping, you've probably read some crazy statistics about juice. Some say it's 90% flavor, 5% flavoring, and 5% nicotine. Others say it's 90/10/1, respectively. The... Read more →


Avalon Volunteer FD Awarded $571,428 from FEMA to purchase 120 dual-band radios

Avalon — Avalon Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $571,428 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the purchase of 120 dual-band radios, Chief Ed Dean announced today. “This is a major win not only for Avalon, but for the eleven other departments and communities that partnered with us in this application,” Dean said. “By making the switch from our current VHF radios to dual-bands, all of our departments will be able to better coordinate efforts before arrival on scene and maintain safety while performing our firefighting duties.” The money comes from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program... Read more →


Annual Senior Citizen Picnic Enjoyable

(West Deptford, NJ) – The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners held the Annual Senior Citizen Picnic on Sept. 21 at Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park. Seniors were encouraged to wear their favorite Philadelphia Sports team’s gear with the theme being “Philly, Philly.” “The Senior Picnic is always a great event. The seniors have a great time, they dance, have lunch and learn about services and programs that are available in a fun venue. It is a true tradition in Gloucester County and it was important to the Board of Commissioners that we made the picnic possible in 2021,”... Read more →


The 8th Annual Merchantville Music Festival Goes LIVE Saturday,

The 8th Annual Merchantville Music Festival Goes LIVE Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at 3:00 PM Five of the bands that participated in the virtual fest are back and LIVE! The festival opens with the acoustic garage punk inspired duo The Koosmans, followed by Lounge Act led by Charlie Koury, owner of Merchantville’s Charlie’s Crepes. Lounge Act will be playing original songs and “Loungify” select covers. Following Lounge Act is Baltimore’s Ari & the Buffalo Kings. Ari is originally from Pennsauken. Their original tunes are inspired by Spanish guitar, classical flute, folksy three-part harmonies, and rhythms from around the globe. Also... Read more →


Gloucester County Household Special Waste Collection Saturday

(Swedesboro, NJ)—The County of Gloucester announced the Household Special Waste Collection Day will take place Saturday, September 25 at the Solid Waste Complex at 493 Monroeville Rd., Swedesboro 08085. Materials will only be accepted at this location. “Disposing of household waste improperly can affect an entire landfill or recycling plant,” said Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger. “Improper disposal of waste can affect an entire truck of garbage. These collection days are the perfect time to clean out your attics and garages to properly dispose of these items.” There have been special rules put in place to keep our employees and... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: 96th Street Bridge in Stone Harbor to Have Overnight Closures until Sept. 30

The following was provided by the County of Cape May: Notice of Night Closure for 96th Street Bridge (C.R. 657) Borough of Stone Harbor and Township of Middle STONE HARBOR, NJ — The 96 th Street Bridge along Stone Harbor Boulevard leading into the Borough of Stone Harbor will be undergoing structural repairs to the bascule span (movable span) during nighttime hours Monday through Thursdays beginning September 20 th and extending until September 30th. Traffic will not be able to pass over the bridge between the hours of 8:00 pm to 6:00 am during those nights. There will be no... Read more →


Military Service Medal Event in Gloucester County

(West Deptford, NJ) – The Gloucester County Military Service Medal Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at the auditorium at RiverWinds in West Deptford. This year 37 veterans will be honored at the Gloucester County Military Service Medal Ceremony. Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger said, “The men and women who answer the call to serve and defend our nation deserve the utmost respect and recognition. We are privileged to have presented these veterans with their federal medals. Commissioner Dan Christy, liaison to the office of Veterans Affairs said, “The Gloucester County Office of Veterans Affairs... Read more →


Newark Teachers and Parents ‘Left in the dark’

Patrick WallSep 23, 2021/ CHALKBEAT Even as COVID forces students to quarantine, Newark’s traditional and charter schools are limiting who gets notified — and officials won’t share the COVID case count. Erica Seryhm Lee for Chalkbeat School had been in session less than a week when first graders at McKinley Elementary School were sent home. Someone in their classroom had tested positive for COVID. They were among the first students at their Newark school ordered to quarantine, but they wouldn’t be the last. Since classes started Sept. 7, dozens of students across multiple grade levels have had to quarantine for... Read more →


10,000 Acres of Atlantic White Cedar Forests to be Restored in the Pinelands

TRENTON – A component of the Murphy Administration’s strategy to ensure New Jersey becomes more resilient to climate change, the Department of Environmental Protection will restore 10,000 acres of globally threatened Atlantic white cedar forests to the state’s Pinelands region, Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today as part of the State’s recognition of Climate Week. New Jersey’s Atlantic white cedar forests have been adversely impacted by climate change, including by sea-level rise and storm surge that have brought saltwater into these fragile freshwater ecosystems, leaving ghost forests where thriving Atlantic white cedars once stood. “This is the largest forest restoration... Read more →


Survivors: Beware of Fraud, Scams After Disasters

Trenton, NJ – After a disaster, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals often try to take advantage of disaster survivors. Federal and state emergency management officials urge residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity. When a disaster strikes, unscrupulous people may try to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster-aid workers trying to help survivors complete their applications. Common post-disaster fraud practices include: Fake offers of state or federal aid: Federal and state workers do not solicit or accept money. FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) personnel never charge survivors for applying for disaster... Read more →


Geraldine M. Sciarretto of West Collingswood Heights and Bellmawr

Geraldine M. Sciarretto (nee Wasiolek), on September 20, 2021, of West Collingswood Heights and Bellmawr. Age 79. Beloved mother of John (Susan), Philip (Jolene) and Amy (Higgins). Loving Me-mom of Courtney, Paige, Aaron, Anthony, Rob, and Deanna. Great grandmother of Noah, Lucas, Emma, Jordan and Jack. Lifelong friend to Joyce Magpiong. Predeceased by the father of her children, the late John. T. here will be a Memorial Mass 9:30am Tuesday, September 28 at St. Joseph's Church, 1010 Liberty Street, Camden, NJ 08104. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerri's memory to ONH Magic Foundation, 4200 Cantera Drive... Read more →