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October 28, 2021


Vatican Stiffs Biden Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor October 28, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on tomorrow's meeting between the pope and the president: Yesterday, I issued a statement saying the White House is out to milk the meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden. They need to. Biden is in trouble with the bishops at home—he adamantly rejects core Catholic moral teachings—and his administration was banking on posting pictures of the two men grinning and shaking hands. But now the Vatican has thrown a monkey wrench into this opportunistic gambit. The media have been mostly barred from... Read more →

Two NJ Transit Buses Involved in Traffic Accident on WHP; Injuries Reported

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP NJ --October 28, 2021)--Today, October 28, at approximately 0607hrs Winslow Twp Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on the White Horse Pike (US30). The crash was involving two(2) New Jersey Transit buses. Image of New Jersey Transit Bus (source Wikipedia) Investigation revealed that the first NJ Transit bus was parked disabled in the roadway on US 30, eastbound with no passengers on board. The second NJ Transit bus was traveling eastbound and struck the rear of the first, parked bus. The second bus was occupied by the driver, Mindy Eli and four passengers. Mindy Eli was... Read more →

Mosquito-transmitted Eastern Equine Encephalitis Detected in DNREC’s Sentinel Chickens

Public Urged to Take Precautionary Measures Until Colder Weather Arrives Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-transmitted disease, has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021, at a sentinel chicken station in southwestern Sussex County sampled Oct. 11 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for certain mosquito-transmitted diseases.Twenty sentinel chicken stations are sampled weekly throughout the state each summer and fall to help track Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV), the primary mosquito-transmitted diseases that are human health threats in Delaware. Mosquito-transmitted virus detections in DNREC’s sentinel chickens are... Read more →

Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Continues Temporary Closures for Dredging Through Nov. 11

Periodic closures of the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will continue through Nov. 11 due to weather conditions delaying completion of the maintenance dredging project for the boat ramp access channel, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Over this time period, the boat ramp will be closed from 8 a.m. each Monday until 5 p.m. each Thursday, reopening from 5 p.m. each Thursday until 8 a.m. the following Monday. The site parking lot will remain open for the duration... Read more →

Virginia Beach Woman Sentenced to Prison for $31.8 Million Coupon Fraud

Extreme Couponing: Criminal Edition The first time the Coupon Information Corporation (CIC) called Postal Inspector Jason Thomasson with a tip about a Virginia Beach resident who they believed was making and mailing counterfeit coupons, the center didn’t yet have a sense of the fraud’s scale. Without a loss amount, Thomasson didn’t think he could gather support for an investigation. A few months later, the CIC, an association of manufacturers that tracks coupon fraud, called back to say they had linked over $125,000 in fakes to the suspected counterfeiter. At that point, Thomasson started asking around the FBI’s Norfolk Office, where... Read more →

Wreaths Across America Announces the Mobile Education Exhibit’s 2022 National Tour

This unique museum on wheels could be coming to your hometown, to help honor local veterans and teach the community! COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Oct. 26, 2021 — Wreaths Across America (WAA) is overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from communities throughout the country for its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE). The MEE is a rolling interactive exhibit that Remembers the nation’s fallen veterans, Honors those who serve, and Teaches the next generation about the value of freedom. In February 2021, the MEE left Maine and began its national tour in Alabama and will be finishing this year’s tour as a... Read more →

How Does Dollar-A-Day Car Insurance in New Jersey Work?

New Jersey’s Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP) offers dollar-a-day car insurance. For just $1 per day, drivers can legally drive on public roads in New Jersey. The SAIP’s dollar-a-day car insurance program is misunderstood. Yes, drivers can buy real car insurance for $365 per year that allows them to legally drive. However, that car insurance does not technically meet New Jersey’s minimum auto insurance requirements, and drivers have no liability insurance whatsoever. Plus, not all drivers qualify for dollar-a-day car insurance. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about New Jersey’s dollar-a-day car insurance, the SAIP, and how... Read more →

Website Operators Warned to Stop Offering Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Investment Opportunities

New Jersey Bureau of Securities Issues Five Orders Bulk Investments Order Forte Trade Limited Order Dilna Investments Ltd. d/b/a Fidelity Revenue Order RealBitcore Mining Order FileFxOption and FileFxOption Limited Order NEWARK – Acting Attorney Andrew J. Bruck today announced that the Bureau of Securities has issued five orders to companies touting fraudulent investment opportunities relating to cryptocurrencies, directing them to stop operating in violation of New Jersey law. The five summary Cease and Desist Orders issued today describe how the companies collectively have used a variety of tactics common in investment scams to lure investors into their fraudulent cryptocurrency-investment schemes.... Read more →

Latina Civic PAC Endorses Murphy/Oliver Re-election

Latina Civic PAC Announces Endorsement of Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver for Reelection Trenton – October 27, 2021 – New Jersey’s leading organization in increasing Latina representation in government and politics, Latina Civic Political Empowerment Political Action Committee (“Latina Civic PAC”) proudly announces the endorsement of Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver for reelection in the 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial election. Latina Civic PAC is a non-partisan political action committee whose mission is to increase the number of Latinas in elected and appointed offices in the State of New Jersey. The organization promotes and supports progressive leaders who... Read more →

Jason Brennan, of Langhorne, Sentenced to 7.5 to 20 Years for Shooting a Former Friend

A 26-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 7 ½ years to 20 years in state prison for shooting a former friend in an unprovoked assault in Falls Township in May 2020. Jason Brennan, of Langhorne, was convicted in June by a Bucks County jury on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of carrying a firearm without a license, which are felonies, and two counts of misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person and possession of an instrument of crime. In July, he pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance for possessing PCP, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of... Read more →

The Google Voice verification scam

October 27, 2021 by Alvaro Puig Consumer Education Specialist, FTC It’s Cyber Security Awareness month, so the tricks scammers use to steal our personal information are on our minds. If there’s one constant among scammers, it’s that they’re always coming up with new schemes, like the Google Voice verification scam. Have you heard about it? Here’s how it works. Scammers target people who post things for sale on sites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. They also prey on people who post looking for help finding their lost pet. The scammers contact you and say they want to buy the item... Read more →

Death Notice: Walter Jost, Gloucester City

Former Gloucester City Republican Mayor Walter Jost, age 94 passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. An obituary along wi th the date and time of funeral services are pending; and will be announced by the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home as soon as they are available. Read more →

LOVE Your Money: NJ Releases $161.2 million in Taxpayer Money in Grants to 541 municipalities

T.A. DeFeo / The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey officials are doling out more than $161.2 million in taxpayer money in grants to 541 municipalities across the Garden State to help with safety and “quality-of-life improvements.” Gloucestercitynews.net files A total of 547 municipalities submitted 625 applications by July 1 for $363 million in fiscal 2022 competitive Municipal Aid grants before officials whittled it down to $161.2 million. According to a news release, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) staff and an independent panel of New Jersey municipal engineers reviewed the submissions. In a Tuesday announcement, NJDOT... Read more →

Why didn’t N.J. schools go remote during Tuesday’s storm? Blame this state law

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Oct 28, 4:18pm EDT Amid forecasts of a fearsome nor’easter, some New Jersey districts closed schools on Tuesday while others decided to stay open and brave the storm. But, to many people’s surprise, most schools didn’t go remote. The little-known reason: Under a state law passed last year, remote learning only qualifies as an official school day during emergency school closures that last more than three consecutive days. A single day of online classes would not count as one of the 180 required annual school days. “At this time, it’s not an option for us to... Read more →

*Parking Restrictions for Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk Nov. 6th

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 23, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department released the following statement pertaining to the upcoming Cpl. Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The following parking restrictions will be enforced between 5:30 am and 11:00 am to facilitate the 9th. Annual Cpl. Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk: Hudson St. between Sussex and King St. – both sides N. Burlington St. between Middlesex and Bergen Sts – both sides (until 1:00 pm) King St. between Jersey Ave. and Hudson St. - east side only Jersey Ave. between King and Charles Sts. - northside only... Read more →

Moorestown Guidelines for a Safe Halloween

Moorestown Township wants everyone to enjoy a safe Halloween. Parents should be aware that Township Code Chapter 60 makes it unlawful for children under 17 to be out after 8:30pm on Mischief Night, Saturday 10/30/21 and 10pm on Halloween, Sunday 10/31/21. The National Safety Council offers the following safety tips for Halloween. Costume Safety To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, fda.gov has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won't cause safety hazards. All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant If children are allowed out... Read more →

Catherine Hecker (nee Buscher)Elkton MD, formerly of Gloucester City/Thorofare; GCHS Alum Class of '58

On October 22, 2021. Age 81. (nee Buscher) Of Elkton, MD. Formerly of Gloucester City and Thorofare, NJ. Loving mother of Glenn Hecker and Shawn Hecker (Jody). Cherished grandmother of Jessica and Erin Hecker and great grandmother of Jayce Hecker and Luca Dilenge. Predeceased by her parents, William J. Buscher, Sr. and Catherine C. Buscher (nee Bastien); her brothers, William J. Buscher, Jr. and Joseph Buscher (surviving Patricia Buscher). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Cass was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1958. She worked many years as a receptionist for UFCW Local 1360... Read more →