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October 6, 2021

Carl C. Duff, of Bellmawr, age 54

Beloved husband of MaryKay. Loving father of Rachel Hassett (Jim), Laura Duff and Chris Duff. Dear Pop-pop of Hunter and Haley. Brother of Marge, Rose, William and the late Stephen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Carl was known for his green thumb. He loved the outdoors, animals and especially loved being with his grandkids. There will be a viewing from 8:45am to 9:45am on Thursday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 10am at the Church. Read more →


Edward Mathews, of Mount Laurel Man Faces Additional Bias Intimidation Count,

Four Charged with Criminal Acts During Summer Protest at His Home BCPO Completes Review of Mount Laurel Police Department’s Response to Complaints Concerning Edward C. Mathews Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that the Mount Laurel man arrested in July for bias intimidation of his neighbors and other crimes has been charged with leaving a threatening note on one of his victim’s cars earlier this year, and also vandalizing the victim’s vehicle. Edward Mathews, 45, of Gramercy Way, was charged today with Bias Intimidation (4th Degree) and Harassment (Petty Disorderly Persons Offense). He was served with the charges in... Read more →


Reconciliation Bill would give NJ the highest corporate business tax rate in the World

Government to Taxpayer, WE NEED MORE OF YOUR MONEY! Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Todd DeFeo / The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The massive reconciliation bill federal lawmakers are pondering would give New Jersey the highest corporate business tax (CBT) rate in the industrialized world, industry leaders say. The $3.5 trillion bill calls for increasing the corporate income tax from 21% to 26.5%. In a joint statement, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) President and CEO Michele Siekerka and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) CEO John W. Kennedy noted New Jersey has the highest CBT rate in... Read more →


William “Doug” Mokoid, Named Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva Power Region President

Announcement comes as 37-year company veteran, Gary Stockbridge, announces retirement MAYS LANDING, N.J. and NEWARK, Del. (October 5, 2021) – Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva Power, has named Doug Mokoid as its new Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs and Region President for Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva Power. Mokoid replaces Gary Stockbridge, who announced his retirement after 37 years with the Exelon family of companies and its predecessors. During his career , Stockbridge spent nearly 15 years with Philadelphia-based PECO before moving to Delmarva Power in 1997 to run the competitive retail energy business,... Read more →


Interim EPA Cleanup Plan for the Lower Passaic River Study Area

of the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site Will Remove Sources of Contamination from the River NEW YORK (October 4, 2021) – In a decision that greatly increases progress toward cleaning up the Passaic River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe and Acting Regional Administrator Walter Mugdan announced finalization of an interim plan to clean up contaminated sediment in the upper nine miles of the Lower Passaic River Study Area of the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in New Jersey. U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both-N.J.) and U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) joined New Jersey Department of... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: NJ Schools Partake in Week of Respect

OCEAN COUNTY,NJ --Each year during the first week of October, schools across New Jersey participate in the “Week of Respect.” The purpose of the Week of Respect is to teach students how to respect others, their school, their community, and themselves. It also emphasizes how we can all prevent harassment, intimidation, and bullying situations. Bullying is not only devastating while it’s happening; research shows that the negative effects can last a lifetime. Students who are bullied report more physical symptoms, such as headaches or stomachaches, and mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, than other students. Students who bully... Read more →


October is Liver Awareness Month: 

A COTA Family is Celebrating One Daughter’s Healthy Liver … Now They Wait to Learn Transplant Timelines for Their Two Youngest Kids October 4, 2021 -- October is Liver Awareness Month, which is the month touted by the American Liver Foundation to raise public awareness of the importance of liver health. More than 30 million Americans suffer with some form of liver disease. This October, a Colorado transplant family is celebrating their daughter’s now healthy liver and waiting to learn transplant timelines for their two-year-old daughter and nine-month-old son. The Hawks Family of Severance, Colorado, began its transplant journey 10... Read more →


CORONAVIRUS: Few Masks. Sick Kids. Packed ERs. How One District’s First Four Weeks of School Went Bad

by Nicole Carr ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: Coronavirus The U.S. Response to COVID-19 For the mother of two in suburban Atlanta’s wealthy East Cobb, the breaking point came the first Friday of the school year. It was two months after Cobb County School District, Georgia’s second-largest, announced it was revoking its mask mandate, two days after the district ditched its quarantine protocol for a far more lenient one, and 10 minutes after she had decided to cold call a local... Read more →


Judicial Watch Lawsuit Sues Justice Department for Records About Killing of Ashli Babbitt

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice seeking records related to the shooting death of Ashli Babbitt on January 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol Building Babbitt was shot and killed as she climbed through a broken interior window in the United State Capitol. She was unarmed, and a 14-year Air Force veteran. The identity of the shooter was kept secret by Congress as well as federal and local authorities for eight months until U.S. Capitol Police officer Michael Byrd went public to try... Read more →


Michael Joseph Querubin, on October 3, 2021, of Runnemede

Michael Joseph Querubin, on October 3, 2021, of Runnemede; formerly of Waterford. Age 76. Beloved husband of Diana B. Querubin (nee Zippilli) for 53 years. Devoted father of Michele Roberts (Nathan), Dena Blizzard (James), and Nicole DelGuadio (Keithan Trisler). Loving Pop Pop of Natalia, Liz, Alex, Dean, Jacqueline, Brooke, Jan, and Dominic. Dear brother of John and the late Robert and Patricia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Philadelphia, the youngest son of Helen and Robert Querubin. After graduating from Triton High School, Mike enlisted in the Navy. Shortly afterwards, he met the love of... Read more →


Republican Lawmakers Say FBI is Going After Parents for Harassing School Officials is against Free Speech

By Casey Harper | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A new FBI focus on parents accused of harassing school officials around the country over curriculum and COVID-19 policies is being criticized by Republican lawmakers as government overreach and an attempt to curb speech rights. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Tuesday night that he has directed the FBI to look into parents who have protested at local school board meetings around the country, calling it a "disturbing trend." Debates over critical race theory, COVID-19 mandates, transgender policies, and other issues have embroiled many local districts in controversy. The tension... Read more →


STATE ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE TO EXAM GLOUCESTER CITY PD

Gloucester City, Camden County, NJ)(Oct.5, 2021)-- Friday, October 8, a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Gloucester City Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Brian Morrell announced today. “Verification by the team that the Gloucester City Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Morrell said. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to... Read more →


Daughter Kills Her 87-Year-Old Dad and His 75-Year-Old Lady Friend in Surf City

Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of Landenberg, Pa. SURF CITY, NJ (October 5, 2021)(CNBNews)--Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, has been charged with two counts of Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1) relative to the deaths of John Enders and Francoise Pitoy in Surf City on or about September 29, 2021. Heffernan was also charged with Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4d, and Unlawful Possession of Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5d. On October 3, 2021,... Read more →