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November 21, 2021

OPRA Request Reveals:

City of Gloucester City and Southport Developer had a Contentious Relationship in Recent Years

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 21, 2021)--Earlier this month we learned that a $10.5 million lawsuit was filed in March 2021 against the City of Gloucester City by Rocco D'Antonio, of Gloucester City Organic Recycling LLC (GCOR) for breach of contract. D'Antonio first arrived in Gloucester City in 2010 with a proposal to build an indoor recycling plant in the Southport acreage specifically on 9 plus acres on what was once the Atlantic Richfield/BP property at the south end of Water Street. It was to be called Organic Diversions. In December of 2010, the City... Read more →


Delaware Low-Digit Surf Fishing Tag Auction Starts Nov. 22

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will auction low-digit surf fishing plates starting Monday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m., at www.usgovbid.com. Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags including tags 26, 54, 132, 211, 301, 454 and on nine “choice” categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. The highest bidder in each choice category can choose a number, if not already sold, within that category. The minimum bid for a low-digit surf fishing plate is $250. By state law, surf-fishing tags numbered 1 through 200 are limited to vehicles... Read more →


Dolores (Dee) Elizabeth Shaw-Battersby Holt, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus Class of 1958

Dolores (Dee) Elizabeth Shaw-Battersby Holt passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2021, at home. Dee was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Battersby. Dee was married to John C. (Bud) Holt for 57½ years before he passed. Dee was born on May 13, 1940, in Camden, N.J., and was raised in Gloucester City. She graduated from Gloucester City High School where she was a member of the girls’ basketball team, who she always was proud to say won the West Jersey Girls’ Championship of 1958. While in school, Dee was also a manager of the school’s field... Read more →


THE CATHOLIC STAR HERALD: Friendships solidified during Camden Catholic field hockey season

By Mark Zimmaro - November 18, 2021 As the final seconds ticked down on the 2021 field hockey season, Cecilia Mendez hustled even harder. The ball went out of bounds, and the score was out of reach, but Mendez and the rest of Camden Catholic’s seniors wanted to get the play started back up. Just one more pass. One more shot. One more memory. It didn’t matter that the Irish were about to lose the Non-Public State Championship by a 4-1 score to perennial power Oak Knoll Nov. 13 at Bordentown High School. The players, especially the seniors, just wanted... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police seeking part time Special Law Enforcement Officer- Class 1!

Complete and submit your application NOW for this possible job opportunity! Download this "Police Support" job application and submit it to Gloucester Township, New Jersey Human Resources Department at 1261 Chews Landing Road, Gloucester Township, NJ 08021: https://1aru2n2mann92zhw3i19aiql-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/POLICE-SUPPORT-EMPLOYMENT-APPLICATION-2019.pdf . Gloucester Township residents preferred part-time hours vary between day, night, weekends, and holidays. $13.70 per hour. Under the direction of a supervisor, Special Officers will perform varied types of traffic and security details; other related duties as required. Appointees will be required to possess a valid driver's license in New Jersey. Extensive background investigation, physical including drug testing, and psychological exam... Read more →


Ill Wife Avoided the Hospital Because the Emergency Room Charged Her Husband $6,500 for Six Stitches

Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio November 19, 2021 Jason and DeeAnn Dean recently relocated to her hometown of Dellrose, Tennessee, where she grew up on a farm. Both in their late 40s, they’re trying to start a green dream business that combines organic farming with a health and wellness consulting company. They want to inspire people to grow their own food in this fertile rolling farmland, just north of the border with Alabama. Until the business fully launches, Jason is working construction. In May, he was injured on the job site when a piece of sheet metal slipped and caught... Read more →


Polygon-Based NFT Firm Taps $22B Fantasy Sports Market

with New Tokenized Fantasy Football League The Nomo Fantasy Football League has chosen to launch on the Polygon to provide users with low transaction fees, higher throughput and greater scalability DUBAI — November 19, 2021 – The Nomo Fantasy Football League, an NFT-based American football fantasy league created by LeagueDAO, has today launched on Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions to Web3. The new league looks to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar fantasy sports market and usher in a new form of fan engagement — empowering users to own players in their team and compete for rewards based on... Read more →


Laura M. Beck age 65, of Westville and Bellmawr

nee Spaziano), on November 16,2021, of Westville; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 65. Beloved wife of 46 years to Stephen. Devoted mother of Stephenie Barber (James). Dear sister of Michael Spaziano. Also survived by her special friend and caregiver Caryn Fayer. Laura worked for Runnemede Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric. She and her husband shared many interests including fishing, vacations, boating, and literally anything you do with the sun. She also shared her passion for animals with her daughter, always taking in strays (especially) and caring for them until she either decided to keep them or find them a good home.... Read more →


TSA Predicting Surge in travel for Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON—The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects airport security checkpoints nationwide will be busy during the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period, which runs from Friday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 28, and the agency is prepared to handle the increase in passenger volume for the holiday. TSA expects to screen about 20 million passengers during the Thanksgiving holiday. “We anticipate that travel may be very close to pre-pandemic levels this holiday, and we are staffed and prepared for the holiday travelers. We have deployed technologies that enhance detection capabilities and reduce physical contact, and it’s equally important that passengers are prepared with... Read more →


How to Reduce Food Waste at Thanksgiving

Your family’s Thanksgiving celebration can be even better when you know you’ve not let food or money go to waste. by Dr. Jean Buzby (NAPSI)—Each year, the average American family of four loses $1,500 to uneaten food—that’s about 1,160 pounds of food. At holiday or any time, it’s a good idea to think about how you can keep household food waste in check. Thanksgiving may be different this year, but we can still have a special celebration with a few adjustments, while, at the same time, reducing food waste. As the USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison, I would like... Read more →


A BLACK-MARKET GATEWAY HIDDEN IN LOS ANGELES VAPE DISTRICT

Heidi de Marco KAISER HEALTH NETWORK (Heidi de Marco/KHN) A five-block section of downtown Los Angeles that used to be part of the city’s Toy District has become ground zero for the nation’s counterfeit cannabis trade. While a few remaining stores sell fidget spinners and stuffed animals, the majority are hawking vape cartridges, e-juice flavors, vaporizers and other wholesale smoking and vaping supplies — including knockoffs that originated in China. The vaping industry is under scrutiny as more people fall ill with a mysterious respiratory illness linked to e-cigarette use. Health officials are investigating more than 1,600 cases in 49... Read more →


Lawrence Laws, 29, Sentenced to 13 Years for Armed Robbery of Mount Airy Neighborhood Bar

PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Lawrence Laws, 29, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 13 years in prison and five years of supervised release for committing Hobbs Act robbery (robbery which interferes with interstate commerce) and using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence arising from his participation in a robbery of a business in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. In February 2017 at approximately 1:15 a.m., the defendant and two co-defendants laid in wait for the owner of the Mermaid Bar located on Germantown... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: $10 Million Distribution for Food Banks

11/18/2021 The Emergency Food Assistance Program Allocates Funds To Aid Food Insecure TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher announced today that $10 million from American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery Funds is being distributed to emergency feeding organizations throughout the state. The funds were provided to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture through a Memorandum of Understanding with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and will be allocated through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The amount given to each of the six emergency feeding operations is based on the number of people they serve.... Read more →


Norcross Remarks on Build Back Better Vote

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the following statement regarding his vote in the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act: “Today, I voted for the Build Back Better Act, a blue-collar blueprint for rebuilding the American middle class. “This historic legislation puts workers and their families first. It was workers who kept us running through the pandemic – from staffing emergency rooms to stocking grocery store shelves – and it is working people who will pull us forward. But despite America’s dependence on hard-working families – they have gotten a... Read more →