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October 8, 2021

The DePoder Gang Leader And His Son Sentenced for Illegal Drug Sales and Defrauding SNAP; Others Plead Guilty

CAMDEN, N.J. (October 8, 2021)(CNBNewsnet)-– A Camden County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to a federal prison term for leading a conspiracy to distribute and sell oxycodone, Adderall, and Xanax while also defrauding the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and his son was sentenced for conspiring with his father to distribute Adderall, distributing oxycodone, and defrauding the SNAP program by using unlawfully obtained benefits sold to him by his father, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Rocco DePoder, 68, of Gloucester City, New Jersey, was sentenced to 70 months in prison. His son, Michael DePoder, 41, also... Read more →


Late Night Fire Displaces Resident At Autumn Ridge Apartments

Gloucester Township(October 8, 2021)(CNBNewsnet) -Thursday, October 7 at 11:11 PM, Gloucester Township Police and Gloucester Township Fire Departments were dispatched to Autumn Ridge Apartments' A Building for a structure fire. Officers arrived and began evacuating the building while fire department personnel attempted to locate the source of the fire. The blaze was found in the kitchen of Apartment 12, and successfully extinguished before spreading to adjoining apartments. As a result of the fire, one resident was displaced while another resident was treated for minor smoke inhalation on scene by AMR Medical Transport. Personnel from Blackwood Fire Department, Chews Landing Fire... Read more →


Haddonfield Announces Halloween Activities

DINOSAUR MADNESS TAKES OVER HADDONFIELD DURING TWO-WEEK HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES Haddonfield, NJ (October 8, 2021) – For two weeks leading up to Halloween, Haddonfield is going prehistoric. Expect dinosaurs wandering the charming downtown streets, a window decorating contest at local businesses, contests, giveaways, and plenty of family fun. Haddyween, now in its second year, is inspired by John Giannotti's Hadrosaurus foulkii sculpture “Haddy” located at 2 Kings Court. It’s based on an important dinosaur skeleton that was unearthed in October 1858, right in Haddonfield. “This October marks 163 years since the Hadrosaurus skeleton was discovered here in Haddonfield,” says Bob Hochgertel,... Read more →


Scathing Report Reveals New Jersey Parole Board Fails Citizens

Lack of Oversight and Due Process Findings Provide Timely Credence for Sundiata Acoli Release TRENTON, NJ — In a scathing report to public defenders across the state, the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (OPD) Parole Project said the state’s Parole Board consistently fails to uphold its state-mandate to release parole-eligible applicants. The report lends new heft behind the efforts by the Bring Sundiata Acoli Home Alliance, a grassroots effort to have Sundiata Acoli regain his freedom. Acoli, age 84, has been imprisoned since 1973 yet is eligible for parole since 1993. The Parole Board has denied his release... Read more →


CAIR-NJ Wants Teacher at Seth Boyden Elementary School Who Allegedly Pulled Off Muslim Student’s Hijab Fired

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 10/8/2021) –The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called for the immediate firing of a Maplewood, N.J., teacher for allegedly pulling off the Islamic head scarf, or hijab, of a 2nd grade Muslim student. On Wednesday, the teacher at Seth Boyden Elementary allegedly forcibly removed the student’s hijab. The young student reportedly resisted by trying to hold onto her hijab, but the teacher allegedly pulled it off, exposing her hair to the class. The teacher reportedly told the student that her hair was beautiful, and she did not have to wear hijab... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Attention! Free Citizens

The bi-monthly Alliance newsletter is here with the leading stories on election integrity, vaccine mandates, critical race theory, and every burning political issue that is making its way into your neighborhood and into your home. Our highlight is the Republican Party of Lake County, Florida passing a resolution demanding an election audit in all fifty states. If we are going to nail down the definite results of the 2020 presidential election, we cannot rely on politicians in Washington DC or the court system for honest investigations. What we need is political pressure created through direct action, and that occurs at... Read more →


NJ POLITICS: Still No Answers from Vince Mazzeo

Egg Harbor Twp, NJ (October 8, 2021)- During the October 8, 2021 Press of Atlantic City debate, Senator Vince Polistina pushed Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo to explain his radical voting record. Mazzeo in traditional fashion, had none. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Whether the question was voting to ban police from telling parents if their kids are caught with drugs or alcohol, avoiding a stance on banning smoking in Atlantic City casinos, or failing to condemn offensive and false political mailers from dark money special interests, Mazzeo had no answers,” Polistina said. “Mazzeo’s only consistency is his silence. His silence makes him complicit and... Read more →


Several Suspects Arrested for Airsoft Gun Drive-by Shootings in Lower Township

Lower Township, NJ (OCTOBER 8, 2021)--- On September 22, 2021 at approximately 8:30 pm, the Cape May County Communications Center received a call from a juvenile stating that she had been shot by an airsoft gun from a vehicle in the area of Bayshore Road and Greenwood Avenue, while walking home. Officers of the Lower Township Police Patrol Division responded to the complainant’s residence where they observed injuries consistent with an airsoft or BB gun. An immediate search of the area for the vehicle met with negative results. On September 29, 2021 around 8:20 pm, the Cape May County Communications... Read more →


*Gloucester Township Cancels Halloween

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(OCTOBER 8, 2021)--Gloucester Township is asking residents to follow safety precautions with respect to celebrating Halloween. The Township strongly encourages residents to use their best judgment and practice the recommended safety measures while trick-or-treating this year, between the hours of 2 pm and 7:30 pm on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Please use your own discretion when evaluating risks associated with your child trick-or-treating; and if you are worried about possible COVID-19 exposure, please refrain from participating and opening your door to trick-or-treaters. An official sign is available for downloading and printing. Gloucester Township suggests placing the sign on... Read more →


PATCO LEAF SEASON SCHEDULE

PATCO makes slight schedule adjustments to maintain on-time performance during the fall season The leaf schedule aims to maintain schedule reliability and on-time performance during the fall months when the seasonal leaf fall has the potential to delay commuter trains. The falling foliage leaves behind an oily residue when crushed by train wheels. This slick residue creates slippery rail conditions which require trains to operate at reduced speeds with longer trip times. The loss of traction has the potential to flatten out areas of the train’s wheel surfaces resulting in the wheel rolling unevenly and emitting a thumping sound. When... Read more →


Keep Center City Vibrant, Support Recovery

Support the Center City District Foundation and contribute to the vitality and economic recovery of Philadelphia. During the past eighteen months, Center City District employees have not missed a single day, working to make sure Center City sidewalks remain clean, safe, and attractive. Contributions from donors like you helped us add more safe activities in our four parks, provide opportunities for performing arts groups to perform outside, while supporting outdoor dining for restaurants. Contributions to the Center City District Foundation help us animate streetscapes and parks, creating world-class public spaces with high-quality experiences for all. Please support the Center City... Read more →


Political Ads Released in 6 Congressional Districts on Proposed Tax Hikes and IRS Spying

Washington, D.C. - Club for Growth will launch a new round of television advertisements in six Congressional Districts across the country asking constituents to contact their representative in the U.S. House Representative and ask them to oppose the reconciliation legislation. The Hill’s Tal Axelrod published an exclusive report on the announcement. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Despite what Speaker Pelosi is trying to sell House Democrats, the fact is people will reject this massive tax and spend, government spying legislation. We are asking constituents in six key districts to contact their Representatives and tell them to vote no on raising their taxes and... Read more →


Gloucester Township Crime Stoppers: Cigarette Thief Robbs Three Wawa Stores

This GTPD Crime Stoppers VIDEO can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/aNKC1nGz4PU On August 15th and twice on September 16th, 2021 the pictured suspect entered Wawa Stores in Gloucester Township where he jumped the counter and stole numerous packs and/ or cartons of Newport cigarettes. Each time the suspect leaves the store and area on foot, possibly to an awaiting vehicle parked in the distance. If you can identify the suspect in the video and photos call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to... Read more →


Guest Opinion: A Country Who Can't Agree Who To Honor Is In Trouble

COLUMBUS DAY OR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY? Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what will be celebrated on Oct. 11th: In 2019, the National Education Association (NEA) announced that it “believes that the history of colonization needs to be recognized and acknowledged in every state.” To that end, it said “the name of the current holiday known as ‘Columbus Day’ should be renamed and recognized as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Its position remains unchanged. The NEA was only partially successful. Some cities and states have adopted its stance, but many others have not. On October 11, some schools will be closed... Read more →


New Willow Place traffic pattern to take effect next week in Bellmawr

in advance of traffic shift onto temporary Browning Road Bridge Willow Place to connect to Victory Drive and be one-way from Browning Road (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a traffic pattern change for Willow Place in advance of a traffic shift onto the temporary Browning Road Bridge as part of the Direct Connect project in Bellmawr, Camden County. On Monday afternoon, October 11, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to implement a new traffic pattern on Willow Place in Bellmawr in advance of a traffic shift onto the temporary Browning Road Bridge, which... Read more →


$150,000 to Highlight South Jersey’s Role in the American Revolution

CAMDEN, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the Camden County Historical Society (CCHS) has been awarded a $150,000 Battlefield Interpretation Grant by the National Park Service (NPS). This new grant program funds projects that use technology to bring the stories of sites of armed conflict alive for modern audiences. The funding will be used by CCHS for its Camden County American Revolution Mobile Audio App and Signage Trail Project to highlight the lesser-known stories of the American Revolution in Southern Jersey. Thirty-nine historical places in New Jersey will be marked by signs that link to the... Read more →


Teen Cancer America Golf Outing Oct. 18

METEDECONK NATIONAL GOLF CLUB TO HOST Day of Golf to Raise Funds and Awareness for Adolescents and Young Adults Affected by Cancer JACKSON, NJ (October 7, 2021) – Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, NJ will host the inaugural Teen Cancer America (TCA) Golf Outing on Monday, October 18, 2021. TCA, founded by rock icons Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, is a national non-profit based in Los Angeles that develops and funds specialized facilities and services for adolescents and young adults with cancer. The event at Metedeconk National is being hosted by Bob Lerner, a Metedeconk Trustee.... Read more →


All New Jersey MVC Facilities Will Be Closed Monday to Celebrate Columbus Day, a State Holiday

TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that all NJMVC facilities will be closed Monday, Oct. 11, in observance of the state holiday. This includes: Licensing and Vehicle Centers Regional Service Centers road testing sites inspection stations NJMVC.gov is open 24 hours a day, which allows customers to complete most transactions online at their convenience. Customers should always visit the website first to conduct online transactions, schedule appointments if needed, and find the latest information about NJMVC services and agency operations. Almost 80% of all NJMVC transactions can be completed online. For in-person transactions at Licensing... Read more →


Richard P. Cline, age 81, of Franklinville/Brooklawn

Richard P. Cline, age 81 of Franklinville, passed away on October 5, 2021, with his family by his side. Richard was born in Gloucester City and grew up in Brooklawn. Richard was a self-employed crane operator. He was a jack of all trades. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t build or fix. He had a tool for everything for everything and if he didn’t, he made it with stuff he had laying around. He was a man who believed a hand shake went a long way. He loved to drive around with his dog, Winnie. Beloved husband of 61 years to... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Time for an Independent Thinker

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--"It's time for an independent thinker...someone who will put you, the resident, before the party. Vote Col. 3 . Sara O" Brien for Council" We have had no checks and balances in the local government in several years. It's time for a new view and a more open government...Sara will make a difference. Vote Col. 3 - Sara O"Brien. Former Gloucester City Councilman - Jack Brandt Read more →


Samaritan Offers COVID-19 Grief Support Group

Coping With A COVID-19 Loss is a Complimentary Virtual Support Group Offered Through the Samaritan Center For Grief Support Mount Laurel, NJ – The past year and a half has been unprecedented, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health guidelines and safety protocols have impacted us greatly – limiting our interaction with others, restricting activities and completely transforming the way we live, work, socialize and even seek emotional support and guidance. In order to help the South Jersey community cope with the loss of a loved one due to coronavirus, Samaritan is offering a complimentary, 6-week virtual support group called Coping... Read more →


Rowan Men's Basketball Schedule Released

GLASSBORO, N.J. -- The Rowan men’s basketball team has announced its schedule for the 2021-22 season and a return to the hardwood for the student-athletes and coaches, after missing last year due to the pandemic. Coach Joe Crispin’s squad will open the year against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Friday, November 12 at the TownePlace Suites Tip-Off hosted by Messiah (PA), marking the first game for Rowan since February 26, 2020. The consolation and championship will be held on November 13, with Clarkson rounding out the field. Rowan makes its return to its home court, Esby Gym, for the... Read more →


Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Gloucester City Residents to Submit Public Comment

(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 →