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October 4, 2021

Balance Your Part-Time Job Along with Your College Education

College is the final stretch of a person’s growth toward true adulthood. Passing college with an outstanding GPA is a goal shared by many, but it’s not easy, especially when you have a job. Whether you’ve paid with a personal loan or got a student loan, you need to pay off the debt. One of the biggest challenges a lot of college freshmen's face is struggling to find the right balance between their work and college careers. Without a proper balance, it’s not uncommon to fall off track. Here are three ways you can balance your part-time job with college... Read more →

Brian “Boomer”Conroy, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Collingswood; Worked at Tutti Toscani

Brian “Boomer” Matthew Conroy, from Cherry Hill, formerly of Collingswood, NJ, age 36, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Brian was a loyal friend & family member, full of random knowledge. He played golf like a pro whenever he picked up a club, rendering his roses gave him great joy, and he had a contagious laugh that got everyone going. His guitar playing and singing could capture any audience. It brought you back to the 1970's when the world was a different place. Brian worked for Tutti Toscani, regular customers will miss his welcoming face. He loved playing... Read more →

Atlantic County Residents to Participate in Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day on October 6

ATLANTIC 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, more 216 people in Atlantic County died of a drug overdose, a majority of which involved some form of opioid. Additionally, between January and June 2021 there have been 727 Naloxone administrations to reverse opioid overdoses... Read more →

Lois Orzechowski, of Gloucester Heights, 77

Lois Orzechowski, on September 30, 2021. Age 77, of Gloucester Heights Beloved daughter of the late Walter and Frances (nee Kunicki) Orzechowski. Devoted sister of Frances Orzechowski. There will be a viewing from 9:15am to 11:15am Wednesday, October 6 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 12 noon at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lois's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, PO Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352. Read more →

Camden County Residents Free Flu Shots Begin Oct. 6

(Gloucester Township, NJ) — The Board of Commissioners have scheduled 12 site locations for the 2021 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program. As is the tradition, the program begins at the annual Senior Health Fair, which this year takes place on Oct. 6 at the Scottish Rite Ballroom, 315 White Horse Pike in Collingswood, starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through 1:00 p.m. “In order to keep your family healthy this flu season, we encourage you to take advantage of this beneficial service provided by the Camden County Health Department,” said Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “We... Read more →

Eric R. Hemphill Sr., Williamstown/Gloucester City/Bellmawr

Eric R. Hemphill Sr., on October 1, 2021, of Williamstown, formerly of Gloucester City and Bellmawr. Age 35. Beloved husband of Colleen. Devoted father of Eric Jr. and Cole Anthony. Loving son of Diane Nickolson (Rich) and the late Ronald Hemphill. Son-in-law of Jay (Patricia) McGuigan. Brother of Jill, Justin and Kevin. Brother-in-law of Jay, Michael and Shawn. Uncle of Connor, Alyssa, Kaylee, Brendan, Ryan, Elias, Michael, Adalena, Amelia and Levi. Also survived by many loving family members. There will be a visitation from 6pm to 9pm on Friday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am at Our Lady... Read more →

Rules for Using Cell Phones at Work 

Cell phones are incredibly convenient, as family and friends can always reach you, even at work. This constant accessibility impedes professional performance, as the phone distracts you from the tasks at hand. It also annoys coworkers and superiors. Unless your company has a clear policy on cell phone use, here are the main etiquette rules to follow. 1. Limit Phone Use to Important Calls Working hours are not the best time to chit-chat with a friend or partner. Have these conversations during your lunch or on your drive home. Very few calls are really urgent. Unknown callers can put you... Read more →

Dwight Williams, 20, of Mount Holly Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Plan to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Burlington County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine in Camden, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Dwight Williams, 20, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to a superseding information charging him with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing heroin, as well as a mixture and substance containing cocaine. During his sentencing hearing, Williams agreed that the amount of heroin jointly attributable to him,... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant Program FOR Not-for-Profit Organizations

County of Camden, New Jersey Notice of Funding Opportunity Take notice that the County of Camden, New Jersey (“County”) will receive grant proposals from eligible not-for-profit organizations (“organizations”) by November 30th, 2021 at 5:00 pm under its COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant Program (“Program”). The County will award grants under the Program on a discretionary basis not to exceed $500,000.00 per organization. Organizations must meet all Program criteria and requirements, including, but not limited to, having a physical service address within the geographic boundaries of the County and demonstrating a direct or secondary impact caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.... Read more →

Australia's Spring Racing Carnival is heating up

The Spring Racing Carnival is a major event on the Australian horse racing calendar and runs from mid-September to late November each year. Although it culminates in the esteemed Melbourne Cup in early November, there are many popular and potentially lucrative races throughout the Carnival. Whatever race one chooses to attend, there is nothing that Aussies love more than a good old fashioned day at the races. The caulfield races The events at Caulfield Racecourse for 2021 are set to begin with the Caulfield Guineas, to be held on 9th October with a total prize pool of $2million. This Group... Read more →

Ruth E. Null, 99, Marlton, formerly of Haddon Heights

(nee Lowe) On September 25, 2021, of Marlton, NJ; a former longtime resident of Haddon Heights, NJ. Age 99 years. Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Robert O. Null. Dear mother of Gregory (Patricia) Null and the late Michael Null. Loving grandmother of P.J. Null, Jodi O'Donoghue, Dawn Nelson and Jeffrey Null and great grandmother of six: Preston and Anna Elizabeth Null, Lauren and Claire Nelson and Declan and Ryleigh O'Donoghue. Ruth was a 26 year employee of New Jersey Water Company, Haddon Heights, NJ and a prolific baker. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Chapel... Read more →

West Nile Virus Case in Gloucester Township

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – A Gloucester Township resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Recently, the resident was admitted to a local hospital displaying symptoms consistent with WNV. Laboratory test results positive for West Nile Virus were reported to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “West Nile Virus typically affects a small number of New Jersey residents each year, however the prevalence of the virus has been increasing recently,” said Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Health Department. “The Camden County Department of Health is continuing to work with the Mosquito Commission to ensure that... Read more →

Consuelo Tally Mcmahon, of Audubon NJ

Consuelo "Connie" Talley-McMahon, 95, passed away on September 26, 2021 at her home in Audubon, NJ surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John Talley and the late Ralph McMahon. Loving mother of Elena (Tom) Chappell. Devoted grandmother of Michael (Nicholle) Chappell and great grandmother of Cyrus and Michael Chappell. She is also survived by her dear friend, Pelagia Jabonga. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with her family on Wednesday, October 6, 10 AM to 12 Noon at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. Interment private. In lieu of flowers,... Read more →

COMMUNITY EVENT: Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Unveiling and Community Celebration Event 

A Tribute to the Legendary Champion of Boxing. A Celebration for Camden City Invincible. Wiggins Park Promenade along the Camden City Waterfront, Camden, NJ Saturday, October 16, 2021 (rain date 10/17) – 1:00 pm Presented by: Camden County Board of Commissioners Mayor Vic Carstarphen, City of Camden Chief Gabriel Rodriguez, Camden County Police Department Camden County Historical Society Camden Community Partnership Camden County Jersey Joe Statue Committee The Cream Family And our many community partners Co-Master of Ceremony: Senator Jim Beach, Chairman, Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Committee Grandson Vincent Cream, Member, Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Committee 12:00 pm – Parade... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: East Tennessee Schools Are Segregating Students For Not Wearing A Mask

Dear Fellow Patriot, Knox County School District is segregating students based on who does and doesn’t wear a mask. Parents of Knox County, Tennessee, took to Facebook to call out Knox County School District’s treatment of their students for refusing to wear a mask. One school of focus has been West Valley Middle School, located in Knoxville. One parent said kids have been bullied by the administration and were told they would have to eat lunch after everyone else since they didn’t want to wear a mask. Donate Another claimed maskless middle school students were isolated from the rest of... Read more →

Shooting in Camden City, One Person Dead

Camden, N.J. – A male was found deceased with gunshot wounds inside Northgate I Apartments in Camden Sunday morning, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Camden County Metro Police responded to the apartment building, located on N. 7th Street, at approximately 6:05 a.m. after receiving a call for reports of gunshots. On arrival, officers found Daniel Rios, 30, of Camden, fatally shot lying on a hallway floor. He was pronounced deceased at Cooper Hospital at 6:20 a.m. Anyone with information should contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kyrus Ingalls at... Read more →