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October 2021

Rowan Basketball Team Picked Third in NJAC

PITMAN, NJ - The Rowan men’s basketball team has been picked to finish third in the NJAC during the 2021-22 season, according to a poll of the league’s head coaches. Rowan will be back in action for the first time since the 2019-20 season, in which the Profs went 15-12 (10-8 NJAC) and reached the conference semifinals. NJCU and Stockton are tied with five first-place votes apiece as they have been voted as the preseason favorites to win the title. TCNJ was predicted fourth and Montclair State rounds out the top five picks. Ramapo was chosen sixth, Rutgers-Newark seventh, and... Read more →

Rowan Sports Results: Football, Soccer, Volleyball

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State jumped out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back in handing Rowan a 20-7 defeat in NJAC football action today. After a scoreless first quarter, MSU (2-6; 1-3 NJAC) got on the board with 8:26 left in the second as the Red Hawks capped a 95-yard drive when Jamie Hamilton caught a 30-yard pass from Ja’Quill Burch. The home team added another in the third when Nelson Reilly made a 22-yard reception to put Montclair up 14-0. Early in the fourth, Montclair State went 44 yards and Andrew Myerson connected on a 28-yard field... Read more →

House Fire Erial Section of Gloucester Township

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On Friday, October 29th at approximately 10:14 am, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to Torrington Drive in the Erial section for a report of a house fire. Arriving officers found the home to be fully engulfed in flames. As Gloucester Township Fire Departments were arriving, Officers ensured that the residents were evacuated. Gloucester Township Fire Department Stations 81, 86, and 88 along with Lindenwold, Pine Hill and Winslow Fire Departments arrived on location and quickly gained control of the fire. The two occupants of the home were not injured, however they were displaced along with their two... Read more →

Maple Shade Halloween Parade Today at 2:15 PM

The Maple Shade Police Department reminds you that the 2021 Halloween Parade is taking place this Sunday, 10/31, at 2:15 PM. The parade will leave from the Steinhauer School and proceed down Main St. to Lippincott Ave. All are encouraged to attend and enjoy the event. *Motorists: Please plan for the closure of Main St (CR 537), between Stiles Ave and Coles Ave, expected between the hours of 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Additionally, N. Fellowship Rd, between E. Main St and E. Front St, will be closed during this time. Please follow posted detours and the direction of uniformed... Read more →

‘Our schools are a safe place’:

Philadelphia officials outline steps to stem violence in and around schools Dale Mezzacappa, Chalkbeat Oct 28, 4:42pm EDT Amid a troubling wave of gun violence impacting the lives of Philadelphia students, the district’s director of school safety declared Thursday that city leaders are mobilizing resources and cementing collaborations to keep children out of harm’s way. “Our schools are a safe place,” said Kevin Bethel, a former deputy police commissioner who spent 30 years with the department before joining the district two years ago. “They’ve always been a safe place. They continue to be one of the safest places in the... Read more →

Route 73 lane and ramp closures required Monday; Waterford Roadway improvement project advances

Closures required for guiderail replacement (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced ramp and lane closures at the Route 73/Route 30 interchange as a roadway improvement project advances in Waterford, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, November 1 until 5 p.m, NJDOT's contractor, Arawak Paving Co., is scheduled to close the ramp from Route 73 northbound to Route 30 westbound and the ramp from Route 30 eastbound to Route 73 northbound. These closures are required for guiderail replacement work. In addition to the ramp closures, the left lane on Route 73 southbound and the acceleration... Read more →

Gerald R. Murphy Jr., Active in Little League, Member of the I.B.E.W Local 98, American Legion Post 72, GHS Alum

Gloucester City – On October 23, 2021. Age 60. Loving husband of 38 years to Sherle Murphy (nee Bramble). Loving father of Adam Baker (Candice), Gerald R. Murphy, III and Brianna Murphy (Andrew). Cherished grandfather of Arianna, Brenden, Camryn, Rylie, Kyla and Lucas. Beloved brother of Michael Murphy (Marie), Debbie Mason and Joan Keith (late Frank). Predeceased by his parents, Gerald R. Murphy, Sr. and Anna Murphy; and his sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Mike Ribchinsky. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Jerry was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1979. He was an electrician for... Read more →

Florence H. Flood, of Gloucester City

On October 26, 2021. Age 93. (nee Green) Of Barrington. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Barbara Gendaszek (late Jack), Helen Wurst (Scott), Ernest Nelson (Sue) and the late Lindajean Rothwell. Cherished grandmother of John ‘Michael’ Christopher, Julia Joshi (Rajen), Natasha Spears (Melanie) and great grandmother of Ryan and Erin Joshi. Predeceased by her husband, Edward Flood. Services were held at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment will follow in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Florence H. Flood. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through:... Read more →

THE POLITICAL ELITE: Burr’s Brother-in-Law Called Stock Broker, One Minute After Getting Off Phone With Senator

by Robert Faturechi ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. After Sen. Richard Burr (REPUBLICAN) of North Carolina dumped more than $1.6 million in stocks in February 2020 a week before the coronavirus market crash, he called his brother-in-law, according to a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing. graphics They talked for 50 seconds. Burr, according to the SEC, had material nonpublic information regarding the incoming economic impact of coronavirus. The very next minute, Burr’s brother-in-law, Gerald Fauth, called his broker. ProPublica previously... Read more →

Helen F. Tricocci, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On October 27, 2021. Age 82. (nee Frugoli) Loving wife of 57 years to the late Robert J. Tricocci. Loving mother of Robert F. Tricocci (Monica), Daniel J. Tricocci and William C. Tricocci (Kathy). Cherished grandmother of Giana Tricocci, Lina Tricocci and Kathleen Tricocci and great-grandmother of Lilly, Camellia and Dahlia. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Helen was a lifelong faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City. She was a longtime secretary to the Principal at Gloucester Catholic High School. Relatives and friends are invited to her... Read more →

Barbara Elizabeth Turner, of Camden City

Longtime resident of Camden, NJ. Passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 28, 2021 at the age of 81. She loved animals, music and crocheting. Funeral Services will be held privately. Those wishing to honor her life can make a donation in her name to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage: 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043. Please write in memo: Barbara Elizabeth Turner. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Barbara Elizabeth Turner. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Area Halloween Trick or Treat Times

HAPPY HALLOWEEN Audubon 3 to 7 Audubon Park 1 to 6 Bellmawr 2 to 7 Stop by Borough Hall from 12 to 2 pm and receive a treat from BELLMAWR Mayor Chuck Brooklawn 3 to 7 Camden City 2 to 6 Cherry Hill 2 to 7 Collingswood 12 to 5 Gloucester City 3 to 7 Gloucester Township 2 to 7:30 Haddonfield 2 to 6 Haddon Heights Trick or treating in Haddon Heights will be from 1 to 5 and from 6-8 with a dinner break from 5 to 6 Haddon Township 12 noon to 5 Mount Ephraim 1 to 7... Read more →

Rowan Field Hockey Blanks William Paterson, 7-0, in Regular-season Finale

WAYNE, NJ – Bridget Guinan and Julia Patrone scored two goals apiece as the #6 Rowan field hockey team closed out the regular season with a 7-0 shutout of William Paterson. The Profs (14-2; 6-0 NJAC) have won 12 in a row and head into next week’s NJAC Tournament as the top seed. Patrone got the Profs on the board almost immediately, tallying her first goal just 1:43 into the game. Vanessa DiDonato took a pass from Rachel Stone and scored from the top of the circle to give Rowan a 2-0 lead in the second quarter. Rowan scored five... Read more →

It’s More Than Just Contaminated Candy. NJ Poison Control Center Shares Halloween Safety Tips

(New Jersey) – Halloween is a time filled with exciting and fun activities, but it’s also a busy time for families and the healthcare professionals at the NJ Poison Control Center. With everyone scrambling to prepare for school parades and trick-or-treating, it’s hard to pay close attention to everything that’s happening at home. Accidental poisoning mishaps are common and can happen to anyone including pets. Poisoning mishaps often happen at home and involve potential poisons hiding in plain sight. “Although mishaps occur all the time, trick-or-treaters and their families are at increased risk of accidental poisoning related to Halloween celebrations... Read more →


Please take notice that the Burlington County Board of Elections approved a change in the location of the polling place for Election Districts 9, 14, 15 and 16. Your new permanent polling place for primary and general elections is as follows: Districts 15 and 16: Your new polling location is Moorestown Library Meeting, Room A, 111 West Second Street, Moorestown. You no longer vote at Cambridge (Lutheran Home). Districts 9 and 14: Your new polling location is First Presbyterian Church, Miller Commons Room, 101 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown. You no longer vote at Evergreens/ ACTS. If you have any questions or... Read more →

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Salame Stick Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

PRODUCT CONTAMINATION ACTIVE FRI, 10/29/2021 - CURRENT WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because Euro Foods, a Freeland, Penn. establishment, produced ready-to-eat (RTE) Italian-style salame stick products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. A recall was... IMPACTED PRODUCTS • 2-OZ PACKAGES CONTAINING CITTERIO “PREMIUM ITALIAN-STYLE SALAME STICKS ALL NATURAL” WITH “BEST BY” DATES UP TO JANUARY 23, 2022, LOCATED NEXT TO THE BARCODE. Read more →

Ensure the Safety of Your Crypto Holdings – 3 Common Ways People Lose their Crypto

Cryptocurrency has changed the life of many people in many ways. Over the course of time, as crypto has risen in popularity and more people have shown interest there are other aspects of crypto which have emerged. Whilst some of these aspects are positive for the people and generally good, others however are not and pose a threat to the crypto holders, such as scams and volatility etcetera. However, there is one matter regarding crypto, about which you would certainly have an idea if you have been in the crypto market for a while now. The issue that we are... Read more →

Hebrew Public Seeking Middle School Teacher ($5,000 Signing Bonus!)

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The 2018 Salmonella Epidemic is Still Making People Sick; America's Food Safety System Failed

A 2018 salmonella infantis infection linked to raw chicken products is still making people sick according to ProPublica. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative publication says the CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, failed to do their jobs. (Wikimedia Commons) by Bernice Yeung, Michael Grabell, Irena Hwang and Mollie Simon ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In May 2018, a rare and virulent strain of salmonella caught the attention of America’s top disease detectives. In less than two months, the bacteria had sickened more... Read more →

Heavyweight “Bronco Billy” Wright Releases Book

Heavyweight “Bronco Billy” Wright is well known and loved for his impressive achievements in the ring. Throughout his lengthy boxing career, which began in 1986, he fought in the heavyweight division and scored 29 first-round knockouts. His last professional fight was in January 2016, finishing with an extraordinary career record of 43 knockouts and 48 wins in 52 fights. He has now retired from sports and has picked up the pen. His first publication, the fantasy series Earthly Worlds,became an instant Amazon bestseller, and his upcoming science-fiction novel, Mind-Benders, co-written by EGA-represented International #1 bestselling author Steve Eggleston, is hotly... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: More Hunting Seasons Open in November

Deer Hunting Season Peaks, Waterfowl and Other Seasons Open; Youth and Non-ambulatory Hunter Firearms Deer Hunt on Nov. 6 and 7 Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open next month, including the popular November deer shotgun season which runs from Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 21, as well as the firearms deer hunt available only to youth and non-ambulatory hunters on Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Duck, Canada goose and other hunting seasons also open in November. Hunters are encouraged by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife... Read more →

Rep. Norcross Announces Resolution Supporting Workers’ Rights

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced the introduction of a House Resolution expressing solidarity with workers across the country who have raised their voices to demand adequate pay, retirement benefits, and safer working conditions. “I want every working person in this country to know – be they a machinist on the picket line or a barista organizing a union drive – that I stand with them,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “Despite large corporations turning huge profits on the backs of workers, too many workers are not being rewarded with family-sustaining wages or benefits. It’s time to put... Read more →

29-Year-Old York Man Sentenced To 224 Months Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on October 27, 2021, Brandon Orr, a/k/a “B Orr,” age 29, of York, was sentenced to 224 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for conspiring to distribute over a kilogram of heroin laced with fentanyl and five kilograms of cocaine while on federal supervision for a prior 2015 drug conviction. The sentence consisted of 200 months’ imprisonment for the drug trafficking offenses and a consecutive sentence of 24 months’ imprisonment for violating his federal supervision from a 34-month sentence for distribution... Read more →

Trenton Residents Have A New Tool to Report Blight

Residents can both track current demolition projects and report urgent properties at Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today announced that he is expanding public input in his strategic demolition plan by creating a more streamlined portal that Trenton residents can use to report dangerous neglected properties directly to City officials. Trenton recently launched, which outlines recently completed demolitions, current projects, and sites under review. A new reporting tool can be found at the bottom-right of that page or accessed directly at Users can now report crumbling roofs, squatters, illegal activity, fire hazards, vermin, or other... Read more →

Oroho: A Looming $252 Million Tax Increase on Employers Unnecessary

Poor Forecasting By the Murphy Administration Again Republican Solution Would Use Money from the Feds to Help Save Jobs and Businesses Senator Steve Oroho blamed faulty forecasting by the Murphy Administration for an enormous business payroll tax increase set to take effect on October 30 to put money into the Unemployment Insurance Fund, which the Administration projected to be almost a billion dollars in the red by the end of June of this year. In reality, the fund held more than $51 million on June 30, according to government documents; a billion dollar miss. “After the Murphy Administration so poorly... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: What Pope Said To Biden Is Unconfirmed

October 29, 2021 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the conversation between the pope and the president: After Pope Francis and President Biden met today, President Biden said that the pope called him a "good Catholic" and that he should "keep receiving communion." The Vatican has not confirmed the veracity of Biden's account. Like everyone else, we at the Catholic League have no way of knowing whether Biden's remarks are accurate. But from what we know about the Vatican's handling of the meeting, and Biden's long record of lying about many important matters, we... Read more →

Is It Worth Buying Swimming Headphones?

Today, we can take our favorite music with us almost anywhere. Yes, this includes the beaches and even swimming pools, where you can now enjoy your favorite numbers while running on the shoreline, playing with water waves, and even swimming with your swimming headphones on. Not only that, depending on the level of protection, it is also possible to dive to certain depths. We live in a time when technology does not stop offering us solutions that not long ago seemed unthinkable. There are currently many and varied models of swimming headphones. This possibility, which is still a great advantage,... Read more →

Walter Jost, Gloucester City Republican Mayor, RE Broker, Radio Stations Employee, Marine Veteran, GHS Alumnus

Gloucester City, NJ, On October 26, 2021 Age 94. Preceded by his Beloved Wife, Jean. Loving father of William W Johnson and wife Debbie, Barry Jost and wife Christa, and the late Walter W Jost Jr. Cherished Grandfather of ten and Great-Grandfather of ten. Walter was Mayor of Gloucester City in the early 90's. A lifelong resident and graduate of Gloucester City High School. He was involved in the City and always showed care and concern for his family and citizens. Walt was committed and shared his experience in local government, numerous organizations and committees throughout the years. He had... Read more →

National Weather Service is forecasting flooding in the Delaware River Basin

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting flooding in the Delaware River Basin. Over the past 48 hours, many locations in the basin north of Philadelphia have received between 3-5 inches of rain with higher amounts in the upper basin and along the main stem (see graphic below). The DRBC has been monitoring this recent rainfall event and how it is impacting the Delaware River Basin with respect to flooding. We have compiled the following information from the National Weather Service for the Delaware River Basin. While the DRBC does not issue flood forecasts, advisories or flood warnings, we wanted... Read more →

Rowan College wins on Overtime goal by Crystal Johnson

Gloucester High Grad, Crystal Johnson (First Team All Star Selection) netted the game winner in the 2nd OT as Runners win NJCAA District East Soccer Championship over Union with exciting 2-1 win! The Runners now head to WSOC National Championship Tournament! Congrats! Crystal shown holding Trophy Read more →

Jordan Winczuk, of Bellmawr Pleads Guilty in Worcester Court to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

At the time of the offense defendant was on parole for state conviction in New Jersey for sexually assaulting a boy and endangering the welfare of a child BOSTON - A New Jersey man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester in connection with attempting to produce child pornography. Jordan Winczuk, 36, of Bellmawr, N.J., pleaded guilty to one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of commission a felony offense involving the sexual exploitation of minor as a registered sex offender. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for Feb. 18, 2022.... Read more →

AccuWeather: Halloween forecast....

A trick or a treat? Depends where you are

If the weather for All Hallow's Eve in your neck of the woods doesn't scare you, some of the frightening weather photos we've collected might. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – October 29, 2021 – This year has been full of frightening weather events. From major hurricanes, bomb cyclones, blizzards and even extreme drought, the weather has been sinister throughout the past year. Of course, the weather sometimes loves to put on haunts of its own. Spine-chilling weather phenomena have been recorded for years, from blood-red watermelon snow to Russian zombie fires. Over the past few years, unusual and frightening photos... Read more →

Gloucester City Council Revokes Rental Licenses of Four Landlords for Violating Housing Code

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2021)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council, at their meeting, Thursday night, October 28 passed resolutions to revoke the rental licenses of four landlords who violated Chapter 55 of the city code. Owner Property location Kenneth Wallace 23 N. Harley Avenue Jonathan Siebert 112 N. Broadway Christopher Zimmitt 228 Warren St. Christopher Zimmitt 321 Warren St. Chapter 55 deals with rental property registration, licensing, and maintenance of those properties. Each rental property will be vacant for the next year. In other matters, Atlantic Salt was awarded the bid for No. 1... Read more →

TO THE POINT:  Innovative new scholarship at Rutgers University–Camden

will support learning experiences for every student For Immediate Release CAMDEN -- A new scholarship program at Rutgers University–Camden will provide every undergraduate student with financial support for engaging in immersive learning experiences that will amplify their coursework and provide impressive credentials upon earning their Rutgers degrees. The first of its kind among New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities, the Experiential Scholarship takes to the next level Rutgers–Camden’s commitment to providing access to a world-class Rutgers degree with significant financial aid packages, says Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis. “This path-defining new program provides Rutgers–Camden students with the support... Read more →

CNBNews Fishing ...Maryland offers a wide variety of fishing adventures this time of year

Maryland Fishing Report – October 27 by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources October offshore fishing opportunities include fish such as this beautiful golden tilefish. Photo by Monty Hawkins Maryland offers a wide variety of fishing adventures this time of year. Many anglers are enjoying the excellent trout fishing or other freshwater species. Fishing for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay remains at the top of the list for many anglers. Forecast Summary: October 27 – November 2: The next few days of cool, windy conditions should complete Bay mixing and provide oxygen down to... Read more →

NEW JERSEY POLITICS: Guardian & Swift Pledge to Cap Local Government Salaries

NORTHFIELD – In response to the announcement that the Atlantic City School Board hired Mayor Marty Small’s wife as the city’s school superintendent at a salary of $210,000 per year, Republican Assembly Candidates Don Guardian and Claire Swift today announced that once elected they would introduce legislation to cap local government salaries so they could not exceed that of the Governor. “I question how the school board can pay one of its employees such an exorbitant salary while the city is still under state supervision and management,” said Don Guardian. “Taxpayers are concerned about the increases in school funding being... Read more →


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 →

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.” 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 →