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November 26, 2021

Marie K. O'Connor, of Oaklyn age 57

Oaklyn, On November 17, 2021. Age 57. Born in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late, Thomas M. and Jean M. (Decker) O’Connor. Marie is survived by three children; sisters; Jean O’Conner (Tony), Theresa McHenry (Jim), Karen O’Connor; brother, Jimmy O’Connor (Pam);2 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and good friends, Dennis and Mary. She was also predeceased by her sister, Donna Sircuse. Marie loved her two cats, mommy, and Rocket. She enjoyed reading and doing crafts. Marie was a longtime member of the Gloucester City Women’s Pool League. Honoring her wishes, there will be no visitation and all... Read more →

Civilians Who Work for Philadelphia Police Indicted for Fraudulently Collecting Pandemic Benefits

+++++ PHILADELPHIA –United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that the following defendants were charged with fraudulently obtaining emergency unemployment benefits related to COVID-19. Each of the following defendants was charged with one count of mail or wire fraud and one count of theft of government funds for obtaining Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funds while working for the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) and also collecting his or her City paycheck: Shannon Reynolds, age 25, of Philadelphia, PA; Najah Harrell, age 32, of Philadelphia, PA; Korey Kinard, age 29, of Philadelphia, PA; Keely Maude, age 23, of Philadelphia, PA; Tashika White,... Read more →

Aron Govil On What You Must Consider While Hiring a Tax Accountant

The majority of us would acknowledge that dealing with your taxes might seem to be a difficult task. Whether it's preparing your tax returns or staying abreast of your deductions, you'll need the assistance of a professional. Even if you believe you are capable of handling the operation, a tiny mistake might turn out to be considerably more expensive than you anticipated. To avoid finding yourself in a tough position, you should seek the advice of an experienced tax accountant. It will be beneficial if you concentrate on a variety of approaches before moving forward. image courtesy of dreamstime.com You... Read more →

Are vinyl or fabric shower curtains better for you?

Shower curtains give a sense of privacy and comfort in the bathroom. Vinyl and fabric shower curtains might be made from similar materials but there are some differences that you must consider. If you're looking to buy a new curtain, read on and learn what makes each type unique. Vinyl: - Environmentally friendly; can be more durable than fabric; easier to clean; doesn't fade easily. - A common complaint is that they do not absorb water like fabric ones do, which can make for puddles around the tub after every shower. Vinyl Shower curtains are often made with PVC, are... Read more →

Rep. Van Drew Announces 'Strong Shores' Campaign

Major Campaign to Dredge Waterways, Replenish Beaches, and Strengthen South Jersey’s Coastal Infrastructure Atlantic City, NJ – Today, Congressman Van Drew announced his “Stronger Shores” policy campaign, which will be an ongoing coordinated effort with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Coast Guard. Major initiatives of this campaign are to dredge waterways, replenish beaches, protect our coastal communities and environment, and encourage economic development while protecting our coastal communities and environment. “Earlier this year we secured $4.1 million for dredging the mouth of the Maurice River which is critical to the economic revitalization of our... Read more →

What NJ Hunters Need to Know About Covid-19 and Deer

White-Tailed Deer and COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in people, is primarily spread from person to person through close contact. We know the virus can sometimes be spread from people to certain susceptible animal species, which includes white-tailed deer. Recently, there have been reports of wild and captive white-tailed deer in other states infected with SARS-CoV-2. According to the CDC, there is no evidence that wildlife, which includes white-tailed deer, are a source of COVID-19 illness for people in the United States, or that people can get COVID-19 from preparing and eating hunted game meat. Based on current... Read more →

Holiday Cleanup of South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries

By Michael Walsh - The next holiday cleanup for South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries is scheduled to begin the week of December 6 for the removal of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving decorations. However, grave blankets and wreaths laid at Thanksgiving will remain until January. Prior to the cleanup date, we ask families to please remember to remove any items or mementos that they wish to keep. South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Diocese of Camden, handles 15 cemetery locations throughout southern New Jersey including: Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum, Cherry Hill New St. Mary Cemetery & Mausoleum, Bellmawr Gate of... Read more →

Study Reveals Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in some people

Newswise — Sophia Antipolis, 23 November 2021: Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That’s the finding of a study published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 Predisposing factor included smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. “This is the first study to report that among individuals with a least one risk factor for heart failure, those taking aspirins were more likely to subsequently develop the condition than those not using the... Read more →

Stockton Receives Grant to Build Maple Syrup Industry in South Jersey

November 23, 2021 Aaron Stoler, assistant professor of Environmental Science, and Ryan Hegarty '21, the maple grant's research assistant, install tubing in Stockton's sugarbush. Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s Maple Grant project gave South Jersey a taste of locally-prduced maple syrup, and the reaction was sweet enough that people want seconds. This year, the project was awarded a second grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for nearly $500,000 over three years to begin building a maple syrup industry in South Jersey. The funding will be used to develop “production hubs” in South Jersey counties and Philadelphia. Potgential hub... Read more →

Lamar Johnson, 20, Charged with Willingboro Attempted Murder

Philadelphia Man Charged in Willingboro Attempted Murder Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 20-year-old Philadelphia resident has been charged with shooting a Willingboro man last month in the parking lot of a township shopping center. Lamar Johnson, of the 1000 block of Granite Street, was charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Aggravated Assault (Third Degree). Johnson was arrested November 15 in Sharon Hill, Pa., by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Unit.... Read more →

John J. DeRago, of Cherry Hill, GCHS Alumni

John J. DeRago, age 72 of Cherry Hill, NJ passed away at Samaritan Hospice, Voorhees, NJ on November 10, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. John was born April 2, 1949 in Camden, NJ to the late Michael J. Jr. and Mary (Grassi) DeRago. He was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and West Virginia University. John began his career in banking and finance and later went into insurance sales. He owned and operated DeRago Insurance Services for 35 years. He truly cared for each and every one of his clients and considered many of them friends. He enjoyed... Read more →

Lower Township Police Chief Extends No Shave November

Lower Township, NJ – Police Chief William Priole announces the extension of No Shave November. Lower Township Police Officers for the entire month of December will once again be able to let it grow wild and free! Each participating officer will donate a minimum of $50.00 toward this great cause. All proceeds will be donated to the Lower Township Toy Drive. This is a great time to help our families in need. In addition, if anyone would like to donate to the Lower Township food banks we ask that you drop off a gift card from one of the local... Read more →

Man Attacks Woman Jogger near Henry Hudson Trail, Marlborough Township

FREEHOLD – A physical attack and attempted sexual assault of a jogger in a county park earlier this week is under active investigation, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Saturday. The incident took place shortly after 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, approximately 100 feet off the Henry Hudson Trail in Marlboro Township’s Big Brook Park, not far from the Trail’s eastern terminus at Boundary Road. An investigation involving members of the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Bureau and the Marlboro Township Police Department determined that the victim, an adult female, was running in the area when she noticed a male stretching... Read more →

NJ PBA President Calls for Suspension of South Toms River Business Administrator

(November 23, 2021)--New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Colligan today called for the immediate suspension and investigation of South Toms River Business Administrator Joe Kostecki (photo)as a result of his confrontations and questionable actions toward various members of the public at last night’s council meeting. Kostecki can be seen in various videos taken by concerned citizens violently slamming his hand on the table to prevent South Toms River PBA attorney, Stuart Alterman, from continuing to speak at the public forum before rising to physically block and push Alterman. These actions were deliberately meant to interfere with the council’s... Read more →