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October 19, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSBOOKS SURGES TO NEARLY $580M IN SEPTEMBER

Gross revenue from sportsbooks, online casinos just miss records as state’s gaming industry continues to gear up for a promising fall, according to PlayPennsylvania (LAS VEGAS) — Betting volume at Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks in September was the second-most all-time for the state, nearly hitting $580 million for just the second time. A spike in interest was inevitable during the first full month of football, but the surge in both sports betting and online casino gambling — which produced more than $110 million in revenue — is indicative of an industry that continues to grow and mature, according to... Read more →


COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Rowan Secures Top Playoff Seed

GLASSBORO, NJ -- Rowan secured the top playoff seed and had a personal milestone hit as the Profs took down Ramapo, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-10), Tuesday night in NJAC action at Esbjornson Gymnasium. With the win, the Profs are now the #1 seed in the NJAC Tournament and will have home-court advantage throughout and earn a bye into the semifinal round. Libero Simone Sparano picked up a big career achievement in notching her 1,000th career dig. Needing six entering the evening, the milestone happened in the third set. She finished the night with eight and also added a pair of... Read more →


OPINION: The Pension System for Police, Fire Departments and County Sheriffs Needs to be Fixed

UPDATED/CORRECTED Dorothy Heade | CNBNews contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 19, 2021)--Recently there was quite the conversation on CNBNews about Gloucester City employees who are enrolled in the NJ state pension plans. One person explained that when he retired from his private industry job he should make out just as well and questioned if the rest of us were jealous. The answer is "no." If someone worked for Comcast (as an example) and is collecting a million dollar pension, congratulations! I, as a consumer, have the opportunity to use Comcast's services or Verizon , Dish, Direct or no cable service... Read more →


Edward Gamble, of Bellmawr, age 90

Edward Gamble, on October 19, 2021 of Bellmawr, NJ; formerly of Kensington, PA. Age 90. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte (nee Pfeiffer). Devoted father of Charlotte Connuli (Frank), Edward Gamble (Beth), Maria Gamble and the late Kathleen Coll. Loving grandfather of Stephen, Jaqulyn, Francis, William, Katelyn, and the late Timothy. Dear brother of Francis Gamble. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Edward enjoyed being President of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Union. He was an Eagles, Phillies, bowling, and car enthusiast (10:70 in the dirt with the Olds!). There will be a viewing from 10am to 10:45am on... Read more →


ANOTHER SENSELESS KILLING: Teenager MURDERED in Browns Mills Double Shooting

Pemberton Township October 18, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that a 17 year-old male was fatally shot last night in the 100 block of Snow Avenue in Browns Mills. Gloucestercitynews.net files A female, also 17 years-old, was also shot and is expected to survive. The investigation began after officers from the Pemberton Township Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 11:35 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered Malachi Treherne, 17, of Pemberton, lying in the doorway of the residence at which he was staying on Snow Avenue. He was... Read more →


Rowan Student Athletes Honored by NJAC

PITMAN, NJ -- A trio of Rowan student-athletes were honored by the New Jersey Athletic Conference in its weekly honors including a pair of player of the week accolades. Kristiina Castagnola (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern) was named the NJAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row while Natalie Ogden (Downingtown, PA/Bishop Shanahan) was selected as the NJAC Volleyball Player of the Week. Castagnola's teammate, Vanessa DiDonato (Burlington, NJ/Burlington Twp.) was chosen the NJAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Week. The field hockey team went 2-0 last week, led by Castagnola who had two goals and... Read more →


Gun Runners Operating in New Jersey Arrested

Illegal Immigrants TRENTON, N.J. – A New Jersey man and a Florida man were charged today with conspiring to illegally sell firearms, including multiple handguns and a semi-automatic rifle, in and around Monmouth and Ocean counties, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Manuel Espinosa-Ozoria, 31, aka “Chino,” of Bartow, Florida, and Enrique Quijada, 24, aka “El Enano 13,” aka “Kike,” of Freehold, New Jersey, are each charged by indictment with one count of conspiracy to engage in firearms trafficking. Espinosa-Ozoria additional charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and Quijada is additionally charged... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Reminds Customers About Payment Assistance Programs

CAMDEN, N.J. (October 18, 2021) – In honor of Utility Assistance Week (October 18-22), New Jersey American Water wants to remind customers who need help with their water or wastewater bill to apply for the company’s H2O Help to Others Program™ and utilize other payment assistance programs. “As we continue to navigate through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that many customers may still be facing hardships, especially when it comes to paying their monthly bills,” said Mark McDonough, president of New Jersey American Water. “While water service is a tremendous value at just a penny per gallon,... Read more →


Rowan Head Coach Scott Leacott Earns 300 Career Win

GLASSBORO, NJ -- Head coach Scott Leacott earned his 300th career victory Monday night as the Profs defeated Maine-Fort Kent, 2-0. Rowan's Emma DeMaise assisted on both first half goals with freshman Calista Burke earning a shutout in net in her first collegiate start as the team notches its fourth-straight win. Leacott, now in his 22nd season at the helm, owns a 300-89-32 career coaching record and becomes one of only 25 coaches in Division III with 300 or more wins. The team struck twice in the game's first 23 minutes. Jessica Logan redirected a ball aimed at the net... Read more →


COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Biden Secretly Flying Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S.; Mostly Boys and Young Men (Video)

TEXAS--Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, according to a recent article published in The New York Post. The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter. Last week, The Post saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where most of the passengers who got off appeared to be children and teens, with a small portion appearing... Read more →


Inflation and Labor Shortage,Two Big Issues Business Leaders and Organizations are Facing Today Because of Pandemic

PEO Leadership, a firm offering executive leadership support, looks at the top issues business leaders must navigate toward success TORONTO, Canada – (October 18, 2021) We maybe emerging from this pandemic, but new challenges continue to confront business leaders and their organizations. As the economy continues to pick up steam, many businesses are jumping over new hurdles to stay afloat. Some organizations are reporting record breaking sales while incurring record breaking losses; many leaders are asking themselves how they will be able to overcome this round of challenges. At the beginning of 2021, the CBC was estimating that in Canada,... Read more →


A look at the history and origin of memes 

In 1976, Richard Dawkins published his book The Selfish Gene, in which he introduced the word meme: "We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation.’Mimeme' comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like 'gene'. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to 'memory, or to the French word même. About Memetics Memetics has since... Read more →


Three South Jersey Men Convicted of Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

TRENTON, N.J. – A federal jury today found three men guilty of various narcotics and firearms offenses for their roles in a Trenton-based drug trafficking conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Jerome Roberts, 51, of Delran, New Jersey, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin Timothy Wimbush, 31, of Trenton, was convicted of one count each of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100... Read more →


Camden Diocese Student Athletes for September

By Mark Zimmaro - October 7, 2021 The Catholic Star Herald highlights the Diocese’s student athletes who stood out during the month of September. Sadie Arasim Paul VI High School, Haddonfield Volleyball It seems Sadie Arasim plans on making her final season on the Paul VI High School girls volleyball team her very best. The senior outside hitter has already surpassed her career high in kills with 112 in the month of September and has 265 in an Eagles’ uniform during her four years. Arasim, the lone senior on the team, has also contributed 48 digs and 20 aces, pricing... Read more →


Johnson Park Animal Haven, Middlesex County Closing

Animals will be moved to new homes at sanctuaries, zoos, and/or rescue farms across the state MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – After careful consideration and comprehensive research, and in recognition of the increasing threat that severe weather poses to Johnson Park, the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners have made the decision to close the Johnson Park Animal Haven. The process to move all animals from the haven to new homes across the state is underway. “For generations, Middlesex County families have visited the animals at the Johnson Park Animal Haven; the park has not only brought joy to those families... Read more →


OCTOBER EYE ON VISION: HALLOWEEN EYE SAFETY MONTH

October 15, 2021 Optometric Physician Dr. Russell W. Chappius III presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vision” for October. October is Halloween Eye Safety Month. To ensure that your family enjoys a vision-safe Halloween, follow these safety tips from Dr. Chappius: Avoid costumes with masks, wigs, floppy hats or eye patches that block vision. Refrain from pointed props such as spears, swords or wands that may harm other children’s eyes. Carry a bright flashlight to improve visibility. Never buy cosmetic contacts without a prescription! Never share your cosmetic contacts with others or use someone else’s contacts! Improper use of... Read more →


Senator Sarlo Visits Stockton Atlantic City & Galloway Campuses

Galloway, N.J. -N.J. Senator Paul Sarlo, (D-Bergen Passaic), chairman of the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, toured the Stockton Atlantic City and Galloway campuses on Wednesday, Oct. 13 to see the progress of the city campus and surrounding University District, and the main campus growth. “Sen. Sarlo has been a great supporter of Stockton and a champion for higher education in New Jersey,” Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said. “We are thrilled to show him how the state’s investment in Stockton is benefitting not just our students, but the city of Atlantic City and the region.” Sarlo toured the... Read more →


MVC Offering Knowledge Test Appointments, Oct. 23

NJMVC Offers Knowledge Test Appointments at Rowan College at Burlington County on Oct. 23 165 Available Appointments Scheduled at NJMVC.gov TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it will be offering a limited number of driver knowledge tests by appointment at Rowan College at Burlington County on Saturday, Oct. 23. This initiative is an expansion of the pilot program that began at Passaic County Community College on Sept. 25, when the NJMVC first offered knowledge tests off-site. Appointments can only be scheduled online at NJMVC.gov. No applicants should ​come to the test location unless they ​already have... Read more →