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October 26, 2021

NOVEMBER 2 ELECTION: Three Candidates Running for One Council Seat in Gloucester City

William E.Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 26, 2021)(CNBNews)---For the first time in over a decade voters in Gloucester City actually have several candidates running for a seat on city council. The norm in the past has always been the incumbent runs unopposed. And, for the longest while that is how it has been. But, because former mayor, and longtime democratic politician Daniel Spencer resigned unexpectedly in April the council at-large seat of Patrick Keating became vacant as he assumed the position of mayor. Keating had one year left on his council seat. The three people running for... Read more →


Edwin James Lafferty of Woodbury, Founder of New Sharon Fire Company

On October 22, 2021. Age 65. Of Woodbury. Loving husband of 40 years to Jean Lafferty (nee Stout). Loving father of Colin and Chase Lafferty. Beloved brother of Patrick Lafferty (Marie), Robert Lafferty and Anthony Lafferty (Cathy). Predeceased by his parents, Anthony W. Lafferty and Evelyn Lafferty (nee Brynan). Also survived by his father-in-law, Raymond E. Stout, Jr. and sister-in-laws, Jill Pippet and Janet Goulet. Also survived by his loving nieces and nephews, who he always loved spending time with. Jim started his fire service with New Sharon Fire Company in Deptford in 1981. He has been a proud member... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Local students enroll at the University of Utah SALT LAKE CITY, UT (10/25/2021)-- While the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on college enrollment around the world, the University of Utah has consistently increased enrollment and continues its record-setting streak. For the second year in a row, the U saw its largest total enrollment in school history for the fall 2021 semester. Local students who are part of the record-breaking Class of 2025 include: Lucas Adria Perez of Barcelona, whose major is listed as Film and Media Arts BA. Talia Didonato of Lumberton, whose major is listed as Pre Psychology... Read more →


Connecting Communities with the Glassboro-Camden Line

The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) is a proposed 18-mile passenger rail line between Glassboro & Camden in South Jersey. The line restores passenger rail service along an existing rail line traversing Gloucester & Camden counties. The GCL will improve transit service along the Glassboro to Camden corridor with a focus on increasing mobility and improving links between the established communities, jobs, and activity centers. Is it true there will be no out-of-pocket cost for towns that choose to apply for quiet zones? Yes. There will be no cost to the towns along the corridor who choose to apply for quiet zone... Read more →


The Community Advocate Center

October 25, 2021 by Ami Dziekan Division of Consumer Response and Operations Every day dedicated community advocates work to improve the lives and protect the rights of people across the country. The FTC is proud of our work with the legal services community and we are excited to share the Community Advocate Center, a new resource to help you report to the FTC your clients’ experiences with fraud, scams, and bad business practices. We know that communities thrive when we work together. We also know that scammers target specific populations including people of color, speakers of other languages, and lower-income... Read more →


Kai Johnson, of Pemberton Arrested in Fatal Double Shooting in Browns Mills

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that an 18-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old male and wounding a 17-year-old female last week in the 100 block of Snow Avenue in Browns Mills. Kai Johnson, of Kinsley Road in Pemberton, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Attempted Murder (First Degree), Aggravated Assault (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). Johnson turned himself in at the Pemberton Township Police Department... Read more →


THE LINES: THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS STRUGGLE

ARE REVERBERATING THROUGH BETTING MARKETS AHEAD OF NFL WEEK 8, ACCORDING TO THELINES.COM (LAS VEGAS) — Any time the Kansas City Chiefs have lost in recent years, it has become the talk of the NFL. But when the Chiefs take a blowout loss and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes gets knocked out of the game, as they did Sunday, the odds market is bound to shift, according to TheLines, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting markets. Last week’s lookahead lines had the Chiefs as 13-point favorites over the hapless New York Giants, according to a consensus of the... Read more →


RUTGERS 2020 and 2021 Graduates Recognized at Weekend Celebrations

2020 and 2021 graduates of the School of Arts and Sciences. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University. Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences celebrated the Classes of 2020 and 2021 in an extended weekend of pomp and circumstance that recognized their resilience and gave recent grads a chance to participate in beloved traditions missed during the pandemic. “We didn’t get the closure that we wanted, and I lacked it for both of my graduations,” said Alya Bukhari, who received an undergraduate degree in 2020 from the School of Arts and Sciences and a degree from the Graduate School of... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE ED: City of Philadelphia Featured in Major Newspaper

We are thrilled to be starting the week with great, great news: This weekend, The Wall Street Journal featured our city in a major travel piece that showcases notable Philadelphians, including Rob McElhenney of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame, and their favorite spots to eat and explore. The article, read by affluent consumers who are traveling closer to home, says that our "historic heavyweight of a city is a booming cultural and culinary destination, too." Our greatest industry successes are always the result of collaboration, and this piece is no exception. We worked with the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia... Read more →


Fifth Grader Brianna Garcia 2021 National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year

HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 22, 2021) – Lemonade Day, a national non-profit committed to preparing youth for life through a unique entrepreneurial and experiential program, announced its 2021 National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year: Nine-year-old Brianna Garcia of Harbor City, Calif., who participated in the Lemonade Day Lomita program this summer. “As our founder Michael Holthouse often says, ‘Attributes of a successful entrepreneur correlate to those of being a successful, thriving human being.’ Brianna embodies that mantra, and we are delighted to recognize her outstanding results,” commented Nicole Cassier-Mason, Lemonade Day national CEO. “Brianna set her business goal, made a plan,... Read more →


Who Do Fans Think Will Make The CFB National Championship Game?

Football fans, you may be interesting in the price points for the AP Top 10 College Football Championship game prices. These are a clear indication of who fans think will make the CFB National Championship game. Following an impressive 7-0 start and the superb play of Heisman front-running quarterback Desmond Ridder, the Cincinnati Bearcats stay at No. 2 in the latest AP Top-25 College Football Poll. The aspirations for an undefeated regular season and the ultimate goal of becoming the first non-Power 5 school to land a berth in the College Football Playoff remains alive. The buzz and excitement by... Read more →


Four Rowan student-athletes received NJAC weekly honors

PITMAN, NJ- Four Rowan student-athletes received NJAC weekly honors today – Julia Cavicchio (field hockey), Jordan McChesney (women’s swimming & diving), Joe Rucci (men’s swimming & diving) and Tobias Cahnbley (men’s swimming & diving). Cavicchio (Medford, NJ) was honored as the Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week, as she helped the defense that ran its shutout streak to six with a 2-0 win over Stockton. In that game, she also scored the insurance goal in that win which clinched the top seed in the NJAC Tournament for the #6 Profs. In the 3-2 win at #17 Salisbury, she helped... Read more →


An Outstanding Life Lived, Metro Detroiter and Longtime Dentist Passes

By Jacek Adamski Dr. John Kuras, a prominent native Detroiter passed peacefully while in hospice in Monroe, Michigan, on Oct. 13. He was surrounded by immediate family and was predeceased in death by wife Mildred Terry in 2007. They had been living in retirement in Sebastian, Florida. Dr. Kuras reached 99 Dr. John Kuras with God-daughter Molly Moraniec in Sebastien, Florida years of age. He graduated as a Doctor of Dentistry in 1950 from the then University of Detroit. He was first in his class and was awarded the Magna Cum Laude distinction. He believed strongly in continuing education. He... Read more →