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October 13, 2021

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Blue Claw Crabs Heavy and Laden with Meat

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. October 13, 2021 Carson Hoffmaster seems to be all tied up with this large crab while sorting the catch with his dad. Photo by Brad Hoffmaster Children always offer a different window into our world, certainly a simpler type of fun and excitement. This could not be truer when they accompany us on our fishing and crabbing adventures. Right now blue crabs are heavy and laden with meat so do not put that crabbing gear away just yet. Forecast Summary: October 13 – October 19: It’s another great week to... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Gloucester City Awarded Neighborhood Preservation Grant to Be Disbursed Over Five Year Period

GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY(October 13, 2021)-- The City of Gloucester City has been awarded a 5-year designation, including an initial $125,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). Pending annual State budget capacity, the City of Gloucester City is anticipated to receive up to $125,000 a year for a total of five years to assist with economic and community development. In addition to funding, the State’s NPP Team of place-based revitalization experts will provide a robust array of technical assistance and training to guide and empower this local effort. The focus will be on... Read more →

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Taxpayer Tricks and Treats for Halloween 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – As if 2021 wasn’t scary enough, today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 22nd annual compilation of hair-raising, harrowing, and horrifying Taxpayer Tricks and Treats: graphic files Trick: The American Rescue Plan Act Terrorized Taxpayer’s Wallets The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was designed to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the petrifying price of $1.9 trillion and the massive spending unrelated to the pandemic will diabolically damage the economy. The total cost of ARPA is more than double that of the 2009 Obama stimulus package. Taxpayer funds were wasted... Read more →

U.S. Government is Labeling Concerned Parents As "Domestic Terrorists"

Last week, the nonprofit National School Boards Association (NSBA) wrote a letter to the Biden administration claiming that public school officials are “facing physical threats because of propaganda purporting the false inclusion of critical race theory within classroom instruction and curricula.” The NSBA also wrote to the Biden Admin., “As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” Attorney General Merrick Garland responded to this request by ordering the FBI to combat “threats of violence” against school... Read more →

Paul Haarman Shares Why You Must Go for Retirement Insurance Plan in 2021 as an investment

For those of you who have kids at home or have a career that you aspire to build, retirement might not be the top priority for you as an individual at that particular point in your life. But there is a high chance that someday if you get lucky and save some money (on a regular basis), it will be in your mind. To help you make sure that you have a financially secure retirement, it is always a good decision to think of a plan early in life, or right now if you haven’t already done that. There are... Read more →


MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021 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. Bob’s brother,... Read more →

Annual Fall Dune Grass Planting Event in Avalon Saturday, Oct. 23

Avalon’s fall dune grass planting event will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 8:30am! We invite you, your friends, and community organizations to take part in this environmental enhancement effort! After the planting, there will be a light lunch offered at Avalon Community Hall. If you are interested in volunteering for this effort, please call Sue Keen at (609) 967-5924 or Chuck McDonnell at (609) 967-3066 no later than October 15th. Read more →

Gloucester County Job Fair, October 15

(Sewell, NJ)-Gloucester County will hold a Mega Job Fair on Friday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the RCSJ Gymnasium. The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and Workforce Development Board (WDB) encourage residents to attend and to dress for success, bring copies of their resume and prepare for on the spot interviews. “The Mega Job Fair is a great opportunity to see all of the employers that have opportunities across the county. Whether you’re searching for a service industry job, tech job or maybe a position in healthcare, full time or part time positions are available,” said Commissioner... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 3, 2021)--A two wheel trailer along with a riding lawn mower was stolen early Sunday morning between 4 AM and 4:20 AM from a home owner who lives on East Thompson Avenue, Gloucester City. The thief or thieves were driving a white E250 van with a hitch on the back. If you have any information about this incident please contact the Gloucester City Police Department at 856-456-0900. If you live in the area and own a video camera please check it you might have caught some video of the thieves pasting through your block. CNBNews EDITOR'S... Read more →

LOOKING FOR THE PURR-FECT PET? Visit the Gloucester County Animal Shelter

Raleigh (Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is open for animal lovers to walk through our kennels. We are open to view and/or adopt an animal Tuesday through Thursday 12 Noon - 7PM and Friday & Saturday 12 Noon - 4PM. The Adoption Office is closed on Sunday's, Monday's and all major holidays. An approved application is not required to walk through the kennel, but we do encourage you to fill an application out prior to arrival just in case you would like to meet an animal available for adoption. “We have so many animals available for adoption at... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: White Oaks Country Club raises $2,500 for Gloucester County’s Tornado Relief Fund

On Thursday, October 7, the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners accepted a donation on behalf of the United Way of Gloucester County for the Tornado Relief Fund. White Oaks Country Club raised $2,500 dollars for the United Way of Gloucester County’s Tornado Relief Fund fundraiser. The funds will directly benefit families affected by the September 1 Tornado that affected Harrison Twp., Deptford, Mantua, Woodbury and Wenonah. “We continue to see our residents step up to assist others in need. White Oak’s Country Club donating to the Relief Fund is a great example of how much our businesses in the County... Read more →


(West Deptford, NJ)—Voting is easier and more convenient than ever with 3 ways to vote in the upcoming November 2 General Election. Vote-by-Mail Ballot Registered voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by following the instructions found at VOTE.NJ.GOV or contacting the Gloucester County County Clerk at 856-853-3237. Then, VOTE and RETURN your ballot one of the following ways... Mail: Your vote-by-mail ballot MUST be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2 and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 8. Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place your vote-by-mail ballot in one of your county’s... Read more →

Edward Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge Dedicated at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

The Edward and Patricia Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge was dedicated with a plaque unveiling at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital in early October. More than 30 friends, family, board members and past colleagues came out to honor Sullivan, who served as Kennedy Health’s, and later Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer from 1975 to 2019. For more than 40 years, Sullivan provided expert legal guidance and played a key role in many important milestones in Kennedy’s history, including the 1977 affiliation with the UMDNJ-SOM (now Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine), and Kennedy’s acquisition of... Read more →

Kenneth L. Robertson, age 79, of Mt. Ephraim, Army Veteran, Volunteer Fireman, Member of Square Circle Sportsmen

On October 9, 2021, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Age 79 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Elaine Robertson and parents, Henry Angus and Joyce (nee Shaw) Robertson, Jr. Ken is lovingly survived by his daughter, Christine Dutill; grandchildren, Nicole and Jacob; brother, Henry Angus III (Lorraine) and nieces, Patricia Robertson and Debbie Wheaton. Ken served his country and community proudly. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of OEM, MEFD, CERT, Audubon Fire Police, VFW, American Legion, Camden Light Artillery and Square Circle. He will be dearly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday, October... Read more →

Marian C. Hildebrandt of Cherry Hill/Gloucester City

Of Cherry Hill, formerly of Gloucester City, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late, William and Violet (Eggert) Gail. Beloved mother of, John Hildebrandt (Kathleen), Jackie Davis (Alan Martin), Gail Chambers (Charles), Linda Phillips (Reid), Patricia Long (Michael), Sandy Iacovone (Nick). Loving grandmother of, John Jr. (Jessica), Matthew, David (Kirsten), Jimmy (Paula), Chrissy (Steven), Alex (Nick), Steven (Courtney), Jennifer (Larry), Joe, Samantha (Matt), Kira (Jake), Dylan, Jessica, Sarah (Lou), Nicholas, Anthony, Kelli (Rick), Timothy (Caitlin), Michael (Daria), Matthew (Lauren), and great-grandmother of 20. Marian is survived by her sister... Read more →

Chalkbeat FIRST PERSON:I’m passionate about teaching; Here’s why I’m not returning to the classroom

Selena Carrión, Chalkbeat New York Oct 8, 9:00am EDT Too many school leaders just want to get back to a broken ‘normal.’ As an educator of color who grew up in the Bronx and attended public schools from K-12, I’ve long been committed to making sure students have educational experiences that meet their needs, value who they are, and empower them and their families. As a child, I hoped to rectify the educational inequities I saw by becoming a classroom teacher in the New York City public school system. Since schools shut down in New York City in March 2020,... Read more →