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November 29, 2021

Gloucester City's Waterfront Remains Undeveloped, and is Wasting Away

SEE VIDEO BELOW William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews This past month a $10.5 million lawsuit was filed against the City of Gloucester City by Rocco D'Antonio, who was the developer of the proposed Organic Diversions Compost Plant in the Southport section of the City. The City in return counter sued the developer. The project was first announced in 2010 at a December 22 council meeting, at the time Mayor William James (now deceased) said a letter of intent was signed with D'Antonio to build the food-waste-to-energy facility at a cost of $30 million. The project was expected to generate... Read more →


Detectives Investigating a fatal shooting in Camden

Camden, N.J. – Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Camden, announced Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On Sunday, November 28th, Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation on the 1000 block of Lois Street at approximately 10:32 p.m. and located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He has been identified as Takwail Bailey, 29, of Camden. The victim was transported to Cooper University Hospital. He was pronounced deceased at 10:57 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call CCPO Homicide Unit Detective Andy McNeil at 609-575-2231 or Camden County Police... Read more →


Six Certified Nurse Midwives Join Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Six Certified Nurse Midwives have joined the staff of Jefferson Health – New Jersey as members of Jefferson NJ Primary & Specialty Care. They will practice at Jefferson offices in Mullica Hill, Sewell, West Deptford, Haddonfield, and its newest location, 205 E. Laurel Road in Stratford, which recently opened. The new Jefferson NJ Nurse Midwives are: · Ellen Appleton, CNM · Jennifer Barraclough, CNM · Victoria Asturrizaga, CNM · Jessica Hayes, CNM · Meredith Stein, CNM · Katherine Wormster, CNM Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are master’s level clinicians who provide primary healthcare to women of all ages. Using a team approach,... Read more →


Independent: State Interest-Rate Caps over Payday Loan System Do Not Help Borrowers

The recent analysis conducted by the Independent journalists did not prove the interest-rate caps applied in some US states to be very effective. According to the head of the Online Lenders Alliance, Andrew Duke, borrowers still cannot leave the lending loop. The investigation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau showed that 80% of all payday loans are taken to repay the previous loans. How does it happen, and why do the interest caps not help? What Are Interest-Rate Caps? In some US states, the activity of land-based and Internet companies that provide people with small payday loans online no credit... Read more →


Monmouth County Prosecutors Office Investigating Allegations of Hazing and Sexual Assault Involving Wall HS Students

WALL TOWNSHIP – The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has assumed sole responsibility for conducting separate criminal investigations stemming from allegations that acts of hazing occurred within the Wall Township High School football program and unrelated allegations that one or more sexual assaults involving juveniles took place off-campus, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Tuesday. Members of the Wall Township Police Department had been assisting during the early stages of these investigations, yet out of an abundance of caution, and in order to avoid any appearance of impropriety and to protect the integrity of the investigations, the Department has since... Read more →


New Year’s Raffle First $25,000 Prize Announced

Four $25,000 Prizes Remain Before Grand Prize Drawing TRENTON (Nov. 29, 2021) – The first $25,000 prize winning ticket in the New Year’s Raffle has been announced. The winning ticket number is #051003 and was sold at Mill Creek Exxon Tiger Mart, 450 Route 3 West Service Rd., Secaucus, in Hudson County. Tickets are still on sale for New Jersey Lottery’s New Year’s Raffle. Only 500,000 tickets total are available for sale, with a New Year’s Day Grand Prize Drawing for $2,000,000! In addition to the Grand Prize Drawing, four “early-bird” drawings still remain for a $25,000 prize. Tickets are... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Stockton University Repopulating Atlantic White Cedar Trees on Galloway Campus

For immediate release; with photo November 11, 2021 Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University is contributing to state efforts to repopulate Atlantic white cedar trees in New Jersey by replanting a section on the university's campus. Last spring a cedar swamp was cleared for the purpose of replanting new cedar seedlings. Over several days this fall, some 2,500 cedar seedlings were planted on the wetlands clearing. ​​The replanting was coordinated by Matthew Olsen, ​​assistant professor of Environmental Science, Kyle Caccamesi, a senior Environmental Science major, and Bob Williams, of Pine Creek Forestry. The trays of seedlings were donated by New Jersey... Read more →


RECENT STUDY: Housework linked to sharper memory and better falls protection in older adults

Findings independent of other types of regular physical activity Newswise — Housework is linked to sharper memory, attention span, and better leg strength, and by extension, greater protection against falls, in older adults, finds research published in the open-access journal BMJ Open. The findings were independent of other regular recreational and workplace physical activities, and active commuting. Regular physical activity is good for maintaining optimal physical and mental health. And among older adults, it curbs the risks of long-term conditions, falls, immobility, dependency and death. Yet global monitoring data indicate that in 2016, physical activity was well below recommended weekly... Read more →


Burlington County Man Admits Role in Conspiracy to Defraud Internet Donors

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Burlington County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a GoFundMe scheme that collected money from donors on the internet, purportedly to benefit a homeless man, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Mark D’Amico, 42, formerly of Bordentown, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to Count One of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. On March 6, 2019, two conspirators – Katelyn McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, respectively, in connection... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (Your Money/Chapter IV)

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Have you gotten a letter or e-mail from Public Service Electric & Gas Co offering a new thermostat for free? Sounds good, doesn't it? Maybe not. Nowhere in PSE&G's e-mail does it say anything (even in the fine print) about the thermostat being changed remotely. This is a question that needs to be asked and answered. In June of this year USA Today1 printed an article about this program being used in Texas. Customers were "given the opportunity" to sign up for the program. Shortly thereafter people found their houses much warmer than they... Read more →


GAMBLING: TOM BRADY THE FAVORITE TO WIN MVP AHEAD OF NFL WEEK 13

Oddsmakers give a slew of star quarterbacks a chance to overtake three-time MVP as NFL schedule heads down the home stretch, according to TheLines (LAS VEGAS) — The NFL is headed down its home stretch, but the league’s MVP is still very much up for grabs ahead of Week 13, according to TheLines.com, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting market. Tom Brady, the three-time MVP who has his Tampa Bay Buccaneers off to an 8-3 start, remains the favorite to win the NFL’s MVP award. The 44-year-old is being offered at +275, meaning bettors would win $275... Read more →


Audits of Pennsylvania Volunteer Firefighters Relief Associations Produce Wide Range of Findings

By Victor Skinner | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Audits of dozens of Pennsylvania volunteer firefighters’ relief associations uncovered an array of issues, from unauthorized and undocumented expenses to noncompliance with prior audits and failures to maintain accurate equipment and volunteer rosters. Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor released audit reports over the past two weeks for 27 volunteer firefighters’ relief associations (VFRAs) in 25 counties. The associations are funded by the Department of Auditor General through a 2% tax on Pennsylvania fire insurance policies sold by out-of-state companies. The auditor general sent $54 million this year to... Read more →


CNB Medical News: How grandmothers' brains react to the sight of their grandchildren

A first look at grandmaternal brain function by Emory Health Sciences Newswise — Many people lucky enough to have grown up with doting grandmothers know that they can burnish a child’s development in unique and valuable ways. Now, for the first time, scientists have scanned grandmothers’ brains while they’re viewing photos of their young grandchildren — providing a neural snapshot of this special, inter-generational bond. Proceedings of the Royal Society B is publishing the first study to examine grandmaternal brain function, conducted by researchers at Emory University. “What really jumps out in the data is the activation in areas of... Read more →