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October 7, 2021

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: “10 Reasons to Vote for Sara O’Brien”

Youth Oriented Energetic Concerned Citizen Educated Good Listener Open-Minded Communicator Loves Gloucester City Organized Caring Vote “Column 3” Independent—Sara O’Brien for Council Submitted by Former Mayor Bob Bevan Read more →


Julia B. Griffith, age 89, of Gloucester City

Surrounded by her family, Julia passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 5, 2021 at the age of 89. (nee Herman) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 57 years to the late Charles Griffith. Loving mother of Barbara (Russell) Canant, Joseph Griffith, Frank Griffith, William (Kimberly) Griffith and Linda Griffith-Boldizar (late Christopher). Cherished grandmother of Jason, Joseph, Christine, Jamie, Corrin, Lauren, Nicole, Kelsey and Paige and great-grandmother of Max, Penelope, Joseph, Isabella, George, Nicolas and Santino. Dear sister of Ruth Bundens and sister-in-law of Carrie Garton. Special aunt to Debbie Gigantino and many nieces and nephews whom she loved.... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Maryland: Early Fall Good Time to Spend Outdoors with Family and Friends

Maryland Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Lyla Jones went fishing last weekend with her dad and grandfather (along with a a furry friend) and they all had a wonderful time together. Photo by Joe Garrett Early fall offers a wonderful opportunity to spend time outdoors with family and friends, especially our younger anglers. The fall trout stocking program has begun, offering excellent trout fishing at waters in most areas of Maryland. The Atlantic waters near Ocean City and Assateague Island, along with the Coastal Bays and the Chesapeake Bay all offer wonderful fishing... Read more →


VIDEO: Term Limits Advocate Addresses Congress

Watch as term limits advocate compares Congress to lice and root canals! SIGN THE TERM LIMITS PETITION AT: https://www.termlimits.com/sjr1-youtu... He tells this senate committee that 60% of Americans say that they would fire every single member of Congress if they could. And that the people have lost confidence in this Congress because career politicians routinely abuse power. #TermLimits #EmptySeats #SJR1 #TedCruz DONATE TO U.S. TERM LIMITS HERE: https://termlimits.com/donate LISTEN TO NICK ON THE WEEKLY PODCAST: https://termlimits.com/podcast Subscribe to The No Uncertain Terms podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen. Get your weekly dose of witty,... Read more →


KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS ANNOUNCES #HAM4HAM LOTTERY FOR THE PHILADELPHIA ENGAGEMENT OF HAMILTON

OCTOBER 20 – NOVEMBER 28 LOTTERY BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 40 TICKETS FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE $10 EACH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (October 7, 2021): The Kimmel Cultural Campus and HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller are thrilled to announce the return of the digital lottery, offering the public the opportunity to see HAMILTON for only $10 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music from Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – Sunday, November 28, 2021. The digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance. A limited number of tickets will be available for every performance for $10... Read more →


Philadelphia Airport Only Entry Point in United States for Afghan Evacuees

Philadelphia International Airport PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 7, 2021)---- More Afghan evacuees are arriving in Philadelphia Tuesday after a three-week pause for public health precautions, the city announced, according to WHYY, Philadelphia Philadelphia International Airport is now the only entry point in the United States accepting Afghan evacuees, with the current groups coming from military bases overseas where they were sent following the initial chaos of the August collapse of the Afghan government. “We’re proud that the city and so many partners in this effort have banded together to welcome more than 11,000 evacuees through PHL. As a point-of-entry location, we... Read more →


2021 MotorBella Impresses

By Raymond Rolak National and International Transportation News Photo credit Lars Hjelmroth Jeff Marentic, (left) Ford Motor Company General Manager of Passenger Vehicles met with reporter Raymond Rolak and other members of the media to discuss the many new models Ford is offering the public this year. PONTIAC, Michigan -- The 2021 substitute for the North American Auto Show, MotorBella, got off to a soggy start but was a tremendous success during the Media Preview. The presentation spoiled by light rain. The new look had gleaming vehicles spread across the M1 Concourse and track. The M1 Concourse is an 87-acre... Read more →


Schools are Facing Crippling Shortages

Matt Barnum Oct 1, 2021, Schools across the country began the year with crippling shortages. Eli Imadali for Chalkbeat In Denver, schools are struggling to find nurses. In Detroit, they’re shortsecurity officers. Principals across the country say substitute teachers appear to have vanished altogether. In Anchorage, Alaska children in several schools without enough cafeteria workers had to forgo hot meals. In New Jersey, a bus driver shortage has left hundreds of students with disabilities without access to school for weeks. Many large school districts began the year with more unfilled teaching positions, too. The staffing shortage has become a defining... Read more →


Capstone Partners Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

with Advice from 50 Female Founders & CEOs Boston, MA - In recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month, leading middle market investment bank Capstone Partners, is sharing fifty pieces of advice obtained from our network of female business owners and C-suite executives in the middle market. See the full article here: https://www.capstonepartners.com/insights/50-pieces-of-advice-from-women-entrepreneurs/. Female entrepreneurs have continued to lead a growing share of U.S. businesses, with women-led companies climbing from 4.6% of businesses in 1972 to 42% in 2019, according to American Express’ most recent State of Women-Owned Business report.1 Despite unique challenges, including being 63% less likely to receive... Read more →


EPA To Monitor Groundwater Contamination in Gloucester City and Camden City

NEW YORK (October 6, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its interim plan to address groundwater contaminated with radium at the Welsbach/General Gas Mantle Superfund site located in Camden and Gloucester City, New Jersey. The interim decision, in the form of a Record of Decision (ROD), calls for allowing natural processes to continue to break down contamination while restricting access to the groundwater and continuing to clean up the soil that is the source of contamination. The groundwater contamination will be monitored to determine that it is decreasing over time, as expected. Following the cleanup of... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility

Cooper University Health Care Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility CAMDEN, NJ – Cooper University Health Care has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment. Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care. “As a leading academic health system, Cooper has specialists who are well known for clinical excellence, medical breakthroughs, and innovation. This designation is independent validation of Cooper’s commitment to providing the most advanced cardiac and vascular care... Read more →


Bill Introduced to Create New Tax Credit for Productions in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, October 5, 2021 – During last Thursday’s session of Council, Councilmember David Oh (At-Large) introduced legislation to create a new tax credit for productions that opt to film in the City of Philadelphia. Under the legislation, production companies that make a $500,000 or greater investment into a project filmed in Philadelphia are eligible to receive a twenty-five percent tax credit against local Business Income and Receipts taxes (BIRT) or Real Estate taxes. If a production company can verify at least 30 percent of crew and staff are women or racial minorities, the eligibility threshold to receive the credit is... Read more →


Federal Funding Tops $175 Million for New Jersey's Disaster Aid

One Month After Ida: TRENTON, N.J. – One month after the federal disaster declaration for the remnants of Hurricane Ida, more than $175.8 million in federal funds have been provided to New Jersey to aid in their recovery. Funds include grants from FEMA, low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration and claims payments from the National Flood Insurance Program: More than $88.5 million in federal grants approved for homeowners and renters. More than $53.1 million in SBA low-interest disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and business owners. More than $34.1 million paid to NFIP policyholders statewide. “This is... Read more →


Affordable Workforce Housing - the situation, the challenge, and the solution. 

Commentary by Maxwell Drever. Although most people have never heard of Affordable Workforce Housing, they will soon. Why says Maxwell Drever? Because to meet affordable housing demand, seven million units need to magically appear…TODAY! This is a huge problem that most do not even know exists. Here is the situation: All around the country, and especially in major metropolitan areas, monthly home, and rental prices have been rising by double digits. The affordability crisis has reached a point where those able to meet the 30% of total income cost spent on housing are in the minority The home affordability crisis... Read more →


Dealer Who Sold Fentany-Laced Cocaine to Customer Who Died Sentenceto 8 Years

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 24-year-old Camden drug dealer has been sentenced to eight years in New Jersey state prison for causing the death of a customer to whom he sold fentanyl-laced Dcocaine during the summer of 2019. Marquese Smith will not become eligible for parole until 85 percent of the term has been served. He pled guilty in May to one count of Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). The sentence was handed down on September 3 in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C. The investigation began... Read more →


Good News: Claire Smith Paved the Way for Tomorrow's Sports Media

PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2021) -- Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication today announced plans for the Claire Smith Center for Sports Media, to be named for its distinguished alumna who has been a trailblazer for women and people of color in the sports media industry. Claire Smith, the first woman sportswriter to be honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has joined the Klein College faculty and will help lead the center. Claire Smith photo provided “The Claire Smith Center will prepare Temple students for the fast-changing world of sports media, giving them a solid foundation in... Read more →


*GHS Class of 1981 Celebrating Their 40th Reunion

Gloucester High School (CNBNews photo Gloucester City High School Class of 1981 announces Our 40th-year reunion will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, 7-11 PM Members of GHS Classes of 1980 and 1982 are cordially invited to join us! Reunion venue: Elizabeth’s Ballroom Catering by Dolson Family Catering 419 Highland Boulevard Gloucester City, NJ, 08030 Cost: $55.00 p/p 7-11 PM Please send payment by September 7, 2021, or before to: Pat Gartland 820 Chambers Ave. Gloucester City, NJ, 08030 Indicate in the memo which class you are from Payment can also be made by downloading the Zelle app and send... Read more →


$4 Trillion in Prime Waste-Cutting Recommendations

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, at the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 2022, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released Prime Cuts 2021, the latest edition of the group’s comprehensive recommendations to eliminate waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the federal government. Here are the facts: Prime Cuts has been published annually since 1993 and addresses every area of government spending. Total savings from Prime Cuts 2021 are $370.1 billion in the first year and $4 trillion over five years. There are 580 recommendations from bipartisan and nonpartisan sources, including the Government Accountability Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the budgets of former... Read more →