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November 2021

Yury I. Kruty Named Special Agent in Charge for IRS- Criminal Investigation in Pennsylvania/Delawar

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Yury I. Kruty has been selected as the new Special Agent in Charge for IRS- Criminal Investigation (CI) in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He is one of 21 Special Agents in Charge across the country, each responsible for a specific field office. Prior to his selection as the Special Agent in Charge, Mr. Kruty worked for two years in the New York Field Office as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge. In this position, Mr. Kruty oversaw four groups of special agents in the Long Island, New York area. He also oversaw the Use of Force Program for the New York Field Office. As the Special Agent in Charge, Mr. Kruty is responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating activities of all IRS-Criminal Investigation employees in the Philadelphia Field Office, which covers the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware. The mission of IRS-Criminal Investigation is to serve the American public... Read more →


Samaritan Hosts Virtual Tree of Life Ceremony

to Remember and Honor Loved Ones This Holiday Season Mount Laurel, N.J. – Samaritan invites community members to take part in its annual Tree of Life: Season of Lightillumination program, a time to remember, recognize, and honor loved ones who are no longer with them in this physical world. The program will be held virtually and is available for viewing starting Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. on Samaritan’s website: SamaritanNJ.org/Tree. The program will remain up through December 2022 for multiple viewing and sharing. As part of the program, individuals are invited to dedicate a symbolic light in memory of someone who has passed or in honor of someone special in their life. A full list of these dedications will be featured on Samaritan’s website. Donations can be made online at SamaritanNJ.org/Tree, but are not required to view the virtual event. All proceeds raised will benefit Samaritan, a local,... Read more →


The Meaning Behind The Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death Speech

The now-famous ‘Give me liberty, or give me death speech was made by Patrick Henry, a delegate to Continental Congress. It went on to inspire not only many people during the time of the revolutionary war but even during more modern times. The motto even made its way onto various symbols and icons, such as the Gadsden flag. For anyone that is interested in purchasing one of these or any other flags that were inspired from that time in America’s history, then visit https://ultimateflags.com/collections/liberty-or-death-flag/. Talking about freedom Patrick Henry’s speech began by addressing the then President of the Continental Congress. The reason for this is that he had a much more conservative approach in dealing with the British, whereas Henry was much more cavalier in his approach. Due to the severity of the situation, he believed that it was not the time to be so polite and sit back on... Read more →


Dr. David P. May Named New Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey

David P. May, MD, MBA, FACS, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. In this role, Dr. May will lead the New Jersey division of Jefferson Health — made up of three acute care hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities — in its goal of delivering consistent, high value, coordinated care and standard-setting patient outcomes across the continuum of care. Dr. May will also be responsible for overseeing quality, patient safety, infection control, clinical risk management, patient experience and outcomes and managing Jefferson’s leading enterprise safety management sytem, OnPoint. He joins Jefferson from Shore Medical Center, where he had served as Chief of General Surgery since 2018 and as Chair of its Hospital Quality & Safety Committee since 2014. Dr. May also served as President of the multi-specialty Shore Physicians Group in Somers Point from 2012 to his appointment at Jefferson... Read more →


Make the Holiday Season Bright, Donate Energy Assistance Programs This Giving Tuesday

Energy assistance programs help local families and individuals who continue to experience financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Nov. 29, 2021) – This Giving Tuesday, Atlantic City Electric is offering opportunities to give back locally through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund and Gift of Energy programs. The holiday season can be difficult for many as they continue to face financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experience challenges meeting their basic needs, and may be separated from loved ones. These Atlantic City Electric programs provide meaningful support for South Jersey families and individuals who need support paying their energy bill. Good Neighbor Energy Fund Through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, Atlantic City Electric works with New Jersey SHARES to provide payment assistance to customers who may be facing hardships. Donated funds are then disbursed to qualified recipients. Atlantic City Electric matches customer donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000... Read more →


Kevin Taylor of Maryland, GHS Alumnus, MHS Lift Manager, Youth Coach in Wes

Kevin W. Taylor, age 65, of Elkton, MD, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Born in Camden, NJ, Kevin was the son of the late Evan and Rosina (Gordon) Taylor. He was a graduate of Gloucester High School Class of 1974 and went on to complete trade school. Before retiring, Kevin worked at MHS Lift Inc. in Brooklawn, NJ and Seaford, DE for over 35 years. He began as a technician and rose through the ranks as a service manager and technical trainer before becoming the branch manager of MHS Lift Inc. in Seaford, DE. After retirement, Kevin enjoyed flipping houses. He was a talented woodworker and loved to build things. His children will treasure his many woodworking heirlooms he created for them from baby cradles and rocking chairs to Chinese checkerboards and trains. Kevin was... Read more →


Samaritan’s 2021 Giving Thanks Preserving Memories

Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Provided 300 Meals to Local Hospice Families Mount Laurel, NJ – Samaritan donors and volunteers continued their yearly tradition of giving in 2021, hosting their 21stannual Thanksgiving meal delivery, Giving Thanks Preserving Memories on Saturday, November 20. This year, Samaritan was able to supply 300 meals to 75 hospice families throughout the local community. Giving Thanks Preserving Memories is an annual event that provides families with the gift of spending time together and preserving memories instead of preparing and cooking on what could be their last holiday together. To help ensure the health and safety of all participants, Samaritan staff and volunteers carefully packaged each meal delivery bag, which included turkey and side dishes from F&M Caterers, sparkling cider, handmade table runners and other holiday decorations, and provided the packages to families through contactless pick-up and/or delivery. This year’s project was made possible through the generous... Read more →


*Events and Entertainment in Gloucester City Dec. 1-9

Steve Cofield and Sweet at Time Out II at O’Donnell’s 401 North Broadway Wednesday, December 1 from 7 pm to 10 pm +++++ Fuzzy Side Up TIME OUT II DEBUT at O'Donnell's Friday, December 3 401 N Broadway, Gloucester City ++++++ RUMMAGE SALE December 4, Saturday 10-2 Faith , Friends,Food Our Mission is to Honor God and Serve Our Neighbors Join us for an afternoon with members of our congregation. Shop for yourself or that special someone for Christmas. Grab a bite to eat and take home a bake good at prices you’ve seen back in the day. +++++ Saint Nick’s Workshop We invite you to the North Pole to visit with Saint Nick and visit his wood workshop. There is no charge, we only ask that you make a donation to the Children’s Christmas Fund in memory of Helen Witcraft. We will have a mock hot chocolate stand and... Read more →


SCOTUS ABORTION CASE TRIGGERS ACTIVISTS

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide whether the Mississippi abortion law is constitutional: On December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the most important abortion case ever brought since Roe v. Wade; indeed, it could overturn Roe. The case involves a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. A decision is not expected until June 2022. One thing is for sure: there will be plenty of pro-life and pro-abortion protesters outside the Supreme Court. The way protesters on opposing sides typically conduct themselves is dramatic. In early October, at the beginning the Supreme Court’s new term, pro-life and pro-abortion activists protested outside the high court. Pro-life protesters were shown praying, saying the rosary, holding huge sheets of paper with the names of Americans who signed a petition... Read more →


George J. Reilly, of North Wildwood/Runnemede.

George J. Reilly, on November 26, 2021, of North Wildwood, formerly of Runnemede. Age 74. Son of the late George and Margaret "Peggy" Reilly. Beloved husband of Elaine for 52 years. Loving father of Colleen (the late Michael) Mosco and Christine (Steven) Schmidt. Devoted grandfather to Luca Mosco, Steven and Veronica Schmidt. Dear brother of Daniel (Edie) Reilly. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. George proudly served in the US Navy. After his service to his Country, he worked as a manager of a successful supermarket chain. George also worked as a ground's coordinator for the Black Horse Pike Regional School District. Throughout his life George enjoyed woodworking and home improvement projects. After retirement Elaine and George moved full time to North Wildwood where they met many friends. During his years at the shore George enjoyed fishing and boating and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a long-time... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: To Vax or Not to Vax (V)

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Part II Our federal administration is not making out very well in court but this decision was predictable. Today Federal District Judge Mathew Schelp overruled the federal rule that all health care workers in facilities which accept Medicare and Medicaid (basically all) must be vaccinated. courtesy of unsplash.comvaccinated. A year ago these health care workers were our heroes; this year they are losing their jobs. The same is true of most first responders. In many, if not most of these cases the workers aren't against the vaccine but don't want the government dictating what chemicals go into their bodies. Others have medical conditions which may have a negative effect - we just don't have enough information yet. Finally, there is that pesky ole document, the United States Constitution which prohibits the government from interfering with religious beliefs. The United States is divides into districts or... Read more →


Geraldine "Gerry" McAdams (nee Stringman); Former Teacher with Runnemede School Systeem

Geraldine "Gerry" McAdams (nee Stringman), on November 27, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late George McAdams. Devoted mother of Rob McAdams, Judy Fleming (Miles), and Jane McAdams. Loving Mom Mom of Jillian Fleming and Jessie Schulman and great grandmom of Amelia Dickenson. Dear sister of the late Judith Teasdale. Cherished aunt of Jim Teasdale (Mary Jane) and David Teasdale. Gerry retired as a 5th grade teacher after many years with Runnemede School System. There will be a viewing from 10am to 11am Friday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am at the funeral home. Interment Manahath Cemetery, Glassboro. Read more →


NFL Ticket Prices Rose 84% for Philadelphia Eagles Games Since 2006

A number of NFL teams have come under fire for the significant increases in ticket prices which have occurred over the last 15 years. The Philadelphia Eagles were among those implicated in the criticism, with fans today paying 84% more to see their favorite side compete than they would have all the way back in 2006. This sounds like quite a scandal, but are there good reasons for price hikes like this, and could teams choose to make tickets more affordable, or are the eye-watering expenses of seeing live football here to stay? Image Source: Pixabay The 10 worst offenders examined The 84% uptick in the price of tickets for Eagles games sounds bad in isolation, with the $69 average creeping up to just under $110 in 2020. However, this increase is only the ninthsteepest in the NFL as a whole, showing that there are some fans who are feeling... Read more →


Winners of South Jersey Gas First Responders Grant Program Announced

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., November 29, 2021 – Today, South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), announced the winners of its annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, 16 grants totaling nearly $67,000 were awarded to local first responder departments. “The South Jersey Gas First Responders Grant Program enables our company to give back to organizations whose continued efforts keep our customers and communities safe,” said Brent Schomber, President and COO, South Jersey Gas. “As we come into the holiday season, we are proud to partner with this year’s winners to support their work and future initiatives.” The 2021 First Responders Grant Program recipient departments include: Winslow Township Fire Department Absecon Fire Company Lawnside Fire Company Lower Township Police Department Vineland Fire Department Atlantic City Fire Department Glassboro Fire Department Upper Township Rescue Squad Alloway Township Fire Company Elwood Fire Company Middle Township Police Department Berlin Fire... Read more →


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 450 construction jobs, and 20 permanent jobs which would include laborers, truck drivers, and office staff. All parties involved said that once all permits are obtained construction would take about 9 months. The saga of that development and why the two parties are filing lawsuits against each other is outlined... 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 Detective Shawn Donlon at 856-655-1334. Tips can also be sent anonymously to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org. 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, they work in conjunction with OB/GYN physicians. In addition to delivering babies, Nurse Midwives focus on gynecologic and family planning, as well as post-partum and newborn care. To make an appointment with a Jefferson Health – New Jersey Nurse Midwife, call 856-557-7530. 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 check services is strictly regulated. One of the most prominent restrictions concerns the maximal limit of the interest rate. In Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, California, Illinois, and Nebraska the maximal interest cap for the money loans cannot exceed 36%. The corresponding Act was accepted in 2010, and its main task... 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 been walled off from participating further. Multiple MCPO assistant prosecutors and detectives have been assigned to manage the continuing investigations. The information gathered, as a result, will continue to be reviewed. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office reiterates that while these are serious allegations, juvenile records are strictly confidential under state... 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 only $20 each and when purchased they become eligible for all future drawings. The next early-bird drawing will be Monday, December 6. Also, up to 38,462 random tickets will win a $50 prize! For drawing information and prize results, see the chart below. Draw Result Retailer Prizes Monday, November 29... 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 Audubon and grown by Pinelands Nursery. The team also worked on creating a barrier out of fallen trees to protect the new seedlings from deer that may eat the seedlings. They have also discussed the possibility of adding a fence. "We know that a lot of cedar will come naturally,... 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 levels and had budged little in a decade, with people in high-income countries more than twice as likely to be couch potatoes as those in low-income countries. Given that housework involves physical activity and is an indicator of the ability to live independently, the researchers wanted to explore whether doing... 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 with the same scheme. They are both awaiting sentencing. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: In November 2017, D’Amico and McClure created a crowd-source funding page on GoFundMe’s website, titled: “Paying It Forward.” The campaign solicited donations from the public, purportedly for the benefit... 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 set the thermostat. This was during the summer and one couple found their thermostat had been raised to 78 degrees in the middle of the day. Some people said this was being done without their consent. In the Texas advertisement phrases such as "may briefly, a few degrees, altered remotely,... 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 for every $100 wagered, according to a consensus of that nation’s largest legal online sportsbooks — including DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, and PointsBet. Brady’s odds improved from +350 after the Bucs won a 38-31 shootout Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. A fourth MVP would inch Brady closer to the... 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 2,517 municipalities for VFRAs, which use the money for training, equipment, insurance and death benefits for volunteer firefighters. The relief associations are separate entities from the fire departments they support. “Relief associations provide vital support to Pennsylvania’s first responders,” DeFoor said. “Our audits make sure state aid is used to... Read more →


An Interview With Steve Sweeney

‘Until the day I die’: Sweeney Was An Emotional Leader For NJ Disability Community Written by Gene Myers NorthJersey.com This editorial was shared to CNBNews of Gloucester City, by Senator Steve Sweeney’s Office, Trenton, NJ Before his stunning defeat this month, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney had earned an image as a political brawler. The ironworker-turned-politician was said to bench press 400 pounds and locked horns publicly with state workers unions and Gov. Phil Murphy, a fellow Democrat. In 2019, he roasted then-Gov. Chris Christie with a memorable if unprintable epithet after a budget fight. But there's another side of the Gloucester County Democrat that's less well known, one rooted in his 28-year journey with his daughter, Lauren, who has Down syndrome. Sweeney has been a key advocate for state residents with disabilities for 20 years, and his departure has the community worried about the hole his absence will... Read more →


Michael James Veneziani, of Bellmawr

Michael James Veneziani, on November 26, 2021, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 93. Devoted husband of the late Antoinette (nee Petrone). Devoted father of Michael (Angie) and Richard (Marleen). Loving grandfather of Michael A. Veneziani (Angeline), Stephanie "Stevie" DiValerio (David), Lauren Cycon (Charlie), Erika Veneziani, and Nicolas Veneziani and great grandfather of Nicholas Moore, Sophia and Carsen Veneziani, and Evelyn and Joelle DiValerio. Dear brother of the late Dominick (Anna), Giacomo "Jake", and Antoinette Lacatena (Frank). Brother-in-law of Josephine Caramanna and Sandy Veneziani. To Michael, family was most important. He loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids, and gathering with family for Sunday macaroni. Michael was a big Phillies and Eagles fan, loved to watch Westerns, and enjoyed a cold Coors Light. There will be a viewing Wednesday 8:30am to 9:45am at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Road Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 10am in... Read more →


Gloucester City New Mayor and Councilman Take Oath of Office; Permanent City Administrator Job Still Vacant

Mayor Dayl Baille and Councilman at Large Robert Page GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(Nov. 28, 2021)(CNBNews)--Prior to the beginning of the November 23 Gloucester City Council meeting, Dayl Baile and Robert Page took the oath of office for mayor and council. Baile was elected on November 2 to the one-year unexpired term of the former mayor, Dan Spencer, and Page was elected to the one-year unexpired term of Patrick Keating. Both positions will be up for election in November 2022. All the seats on the seven-member council are held by Democrats. In other matters, an Ordinance amending the salary ordinance for the position of Uniformed Police/Administrator/Chief of Police was passed on first reading. The minimum salary for the position is $99,143 to a maximum of $200,000 retroactive to December 1, 2020. Police Chief Brian Morrell was named the acting city administrator in December 2020. He is being paid $195,000 annually to perform... Read more →


5 Winter ATV Safety Tips

When winter arrives, many ATV owners feel the temptation to go for a ride on the first snow, to take pictures and videos of icy landscapes, to breathe the refreshingly cold air. It seems a wonderful idea — but please make sure you take sufficient safety measures. Below, you can find five useful tips on how to enjoy riding an ATV in winter to the max. Always ride with the company of friends First, together you'll have more fun. Second, riding in winter is much more hazardous than in summer. Your ATV might break down because of low temperatures or because you didn't notice an obstacle covered with a thick layer of ice and snow. Repairs will take much longer because your multi-layered winter outfit will limit your freedom of movement. It gets dark early, and at night, the temperatures drop even lower. When you are trapped alone in the... Read more →


It Has Been 15 years since Four Women were Discovered in a Drainage Ditch in West Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP— November 20, 2021, marks 15 years since the discovery of the bodies of four women dumped in a drainage ditch in West Atlantic City. Today, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill reminded the public that the investigation remains active by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and their law enforcement partners. “I would like the public to know that not one of those 15 years has passed by without the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and our partnering law enforcement agencies, continuing work on the investigation of the discovery of the bodies of four murdered women in a drainage ditch in West Atlantic City. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to continuing the investigation of the murders of Kim Raffo, Molly Dilts, Barbara Breidor, and Tracy Roberts, to bring justice and closure for their families,” said Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill. On November 20,... Read more →


Nearly 600 firearms Collected at Gun Buybacks Hosted by Monmouth County Prosecutors Office

FREEHOLD – A combined total of nearly 600 firearms have been collected for destruction as the result of a pair of gun buybacks hosted by the Prosecutor’s Office and partner agencies over the last month, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Tuesday. Monmouth County was one of nine counties statewide to host separate gun buybacks across the state on Saturday, October 23; as a result, a total of 360 firearms were collected at the Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park, including 159 handguns, 133 rifles and shotguns, and three assault weapons. Prompted by the healthy demand, a second event was held this past Saturday at the Bethel AME Church in Freehold; as a result, a total of 234 more firearms, including 144 handguns, 67 rifles and shotguns, and two assault weapons were collected. Between the two events, more than $66,000 was paid out to participating citizens turning in 594... Read more →


PET TIPS: The holidays can be stressful if your pet is not properly prepared for company

Having guests over during the holidays can be stressful if your pet is not properly prepared for company. Although BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital only begin to see an uptick in pets for anxiety and distress after the holidays (as owners are usually too busy during the festivities), board-certified veterinary behaviorist, Walter F. Burghardt, says it is important that behavioral issues are addressed sooner rather than later. Lacey and Erica Cleary Here’s what pet owners should know while hosting guests this holiday season, according to behavioral expert, Dr. Burghardt: What may "trigger" a pet to react? Holiday events that seem to trigger stress in pets include many of the things in our life that are different during the holiday season. For instance, this might include boarding a pet or leaving a pet by themselves at home for a longer period of time. It might also result from having company... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (Chapter III):

Medicare Coverage Plans

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor There are only a few days left before those of us who are over 65 or disabled can change Medicare coverage plans. This is a very difficult decision. There are many health insurance companies who will provide coverage, usually better than the government's, but at a premium. The government's plan leaves a lot to be desired. To start, let's look at what Medicare does not cover.1 1. Medical needs incurred outside the United States. If you plan to travel and you have kept the government's plan, make sure to buy travel insurance. Although it can be a big help it doesn't always solve your problems. Twice a friend was in Mexico and was hurt. They went to the hospital and was told that it would cost $8,000 just to have an ER doctor look at her. Her husband said that they had travel insurance... Read more →


CNBNEWS TRAVEL: Looking For A Great Adventure?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Delran, NJ)--Looking for a great adventure? For free? Look no further than Amico Island. It was historically an island in the Delaware River at the confluence of Rancocas Creek. Now a 55-acre peninsula attached by a narrow strip of land to the town of Delran, it is enjoyed by visitors for a variety of outdoor recreational uses. Most trails are wide and level, traversing meadow, forest, pond, and wetland habitat. Various points in the park afford very nice views of the Delaware River and of the flats at the mouth of the Rancocas Creek, looking north toward Hawk Island. The gravel beaches along the river are good places to find skipping stones. Boardwalk on Amico Island State Park is a photograph by Linda Stern which was uploaded on pixels November 18th, 2019. In early spring (March-April), watch the nest-building and courtship activities of great blue herons in a heronry on... Read more →


Irene V. Johnson, of Audubon, Former Employee of GAF in Gloucester City

Irene V. Johnson (nee Petroski), 74, of Barrington and a former longtime resident of Audubon, NJ passed away at her son's home, surrounded by her loving family on November 24, 2021. Beloved wife of the late James R. Johnson, Sr. Loving mother of James "J.R." (Anysley) of Oaklyn, NJ and Gregory (Lindsay) of Barrington, NJ. Devoted grandmother of Alexander and Julie Johnson. She is also survived by dear friends and neighbors. Irene began her career in 1964 with G.A.F. Manufacturing, in Gloucester City, NJ and rose to be the first female department head company wide. She left her career to start her family where she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday 11 AM to 12 Noon at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. Prayer service will follow at 12 Noon. Interment Harleigh Cemetery,... Read more →


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Support Gloucester Catholic Through Amazon Smile! School Will Receive Money Back on Every Purchase! You can now support Gloucester Catholic Through the Amazon Smile Program!! Do you shop on Amazon? If yes, it is easy to support Gloucester Catholic with each purchase. Our school will receive .5% of every purchase from Amazon and there is no cost to the purchaser. A few minutes to set up are all it takes. How to set up on your browser * If you type in the word 'smile.' before Amazon.com, you will be brought to the same Amazon site, but on the fundraising side. Click on the link below or on the graphic above to visit the site. * http://smile.amazon.com/ * You can see the sites look almost the same...except for the 'Smile'. The first time you go to the 'Smile' site, you will be asked to choose the organization that you want... Read more →


Norma E. Albinson, of Audubon, age 94

(nee Kaighn) Of Audubon, NJ passed peacefully on November 22, 2021, at age 94. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Russell Albinson, son, Robert Albinson, and parents, Charles and Emmaline (nee Jarrell) Kaighn. She is lovingly survived by her son, Kenneth Albinson, daughter-in-law, Joyce Albinson, niece, Shirley Daniels, and other family members: Clif, Bruce, Dee, Lauren, Kris, Tori, Trey, Ross, and Liam. Norma was a truly fun-loving, easy-going person loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed applying her secretarial skills to the benefit of several fortunate employers, some of which were Household Finance, RCA, Camden County Consumer Affairs, and Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church. Norma loved to travel. She counted Hawaii, California, Pigeon Forge, TN, and day trips to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country among her favorite destinations. Still, she found her greatest pride and joy in the time she spent with family and friends. Along with raising and caring for her... Read more →


DNRP Collect Toys for Christmas Gifts

Gloucestercitynews.net files To kick off the holiday season, Delaware Natural Resources Police are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys as gifts for children in local communities. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in communities nationwide. Toys will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the following drop-off locations with Toys for Tots donation boxes, with donors asked to adhere to current mask requirements for state buildings when dropping off toys: All Delaware State Park offices statewide, including the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington and the First State National Historical Park in New Castle County, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Delaware Natural Resources Police office in Sussex County at 23530 Campbell Circle, Georgetown, Monday... Read more →


BOOK REVIEW: Seven Top Political Stories of 2021

NEW YORK, NY, November 26, 2021 — Will the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and the second year of the COVID pandemic prove that 2021 will be one of the most tumultuous political years in recent history? According to Seth David Radwell, a critically-acclaimed expert on the history of politics, and author of the Amazon bestseller American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation (Greenleaf Book Group), here is a compilation of some of the most controversial 2021 political subjects of today—contextualized in the country’s history as detailed in Radwell’s book—that will have a lasting impact for the future of America: 1. The Closest Overthrow of Power since the Civil War: The U.S. struggles to remain the world’s quintessential example of the peaceful transition of power associated with a free and open society in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection. (In American Schism,... Read more →


Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Five Suspects in Egg Harbor; Charged with Selling Illegal Drugs

MAYS LANDING— Following a joint investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and Egg Harbor Township Police Department, five individuals were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at a home in Egg Harbor Township after members of the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and SWAT successfully executed a “no knock” search warrant at the home without incident, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. The arrests of these 5 defendants are the result of a 3-week long investigation by the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit that began in early November 2021. The following individuals were arrested after the execution of the search warrant: Jason French, age 41, of EHT Jaime Winters, age 39, of EHT Jenny Mangano, age 36, of EHT Vincente Luna, age 39, of Vineland Richard Kelly, age 37, of EHT During the execution of the search warrant law enforcement... Read more →


Crypto Trading Aggregator TabTrader Raises $5.8M

AMSTERDAM, Nov. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryptocurrency trading mobile app TabTrader announced today that it closed a $5.8M series A round led by BitMEX Ventures and joined Hashkey Capital, Spartan Capital, SGH Capital, SOSV, and Artesian Venture Partners. The Amsterdam-based company has more than 400,000 active users and plans to expand its 20-person team and focus on global expansion, including aggregation of decentralised crypto exchanges, starting with Solana based Serum, Raydium, and Orca. Alexander Höptner, CEO of BitMEX said, "TabTrader revolutionises the entire crypto trading experience by enabling traders to manage all of their exchange accounts through a unified interface. BitMEX and TabTrader share a similar mission of transforming the crypto space, and we are thrilled to support TabTrader as they continue to empower their skyrocketing user base." TabTrader gives users the power to connect multiple exchanges and execute trades within a single app, in place of multiple browser tabs... Read more →


Steve Vaux,of Little Egg Harbor, formerly of Gloucester City

VAUX, STEPHEN E. 71, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at home. He was born in Richmond, VA., residing in Gloucester City, N.J. and Marlton, N.J., prior to moving to Little Egg Harbor. Stephen was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1970-1972. He worked as a linesman for Bell Atlantic, Absecon, N.J., and spent nearly 20 of his retirement years as a substitute teacher at Pinelands Regional School. Stephen loved being around the students and working Pineland’s sporting events. Stephen is survived by his wife Kathleen Vaux, sons Ryan Vaux, and Brett Vaux, both of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., brother Howard Vaux, of Gloucester City, N.J., grandchildren Molly Cogar, and Myles Vaux, along with nephew Jamie, and niece Holly. Family and friends may gather from 1-4 PM Saturday October 24,2020, at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J. Read more →


New Field House Opens at NJMVC Road Test Site, Cherry Hill

Upgraded Road Courses Already in Use TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today opened a brand-new field house at its Cherry Hill road test site, located at 617 Hampton Road. The new field house in Cherry Hill replaces a decades-old temporary structure, and features a modern design used at other NJMVC road test locations in Bakers Basin, Delanco, Eatontown, Lodi, Rahway, and Wayne. The field house features several upgrades: improved computer systems with faster internet connections that will speed transactions and boost efficiencies overall enhanced aesthetics and amenities, including separate bathrooms for customers and employees, which were not part of the old facility planned camera stations to allow drivers who pass the road test to get their probationary licenses on-site, eliminating the need for separate trips to an NJMVC Licensing Center As staff transitions to the new facility, there will be no disruption to road test operations in... Read more →


VIRTUA HEALTH TIP: A LUNG SCREENING PUT TERESA BACK IN THE RACE

Teresa Nocentino quit smoking back in 1989 and more recently started running with the goal of completing a triathlon. But she still worried how 18 years of tobacco use had damaged her lungs. When she learned of Virtua Health’s lung cancer screening program, she spoke to her doctor and they agreed that she should have the test. Thanks to Teresa’s proactive approach and diligent monitoring, her early-stage lung cancer was successfully detected and treated. Early Detection Made the Difference Based on Teresa’s smoking history and age — as well as her family history of cancer — she met the lung screening criteria. The screening is a non-invasive, painless imaging test performed using low-dose radiation computed tomography (LDCT) technology, also called a low-dose CT scan. Teresa’s scan revealed a 5-millimeter nodule, a small spot on the lung. In 90 percent of cases, nodules of that size are non-cancerous. Her doctor recommended... Read more →


CNB SPORTS: LIGHT UP SUBARU PARK

PHILADELPHIA PA (Nov. 27, 2021)--Subaru Park is hosting the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals as Philadelphia Union hosts Nashville SC on Sunday, November 28th. With the huge match on the pitch, we're going to #LightUpSubaruPark with a special smartphone light show! Participating in the event is super easy with fans just needing to download the free CUE Live app from your app store and be in the stands. When PA announcer Kevin Casey mentions the light show, all you have to do is take out your phone, open the app and allow access to your microphone. Then, hold up your phone and enjoy the light show created by you, the fans! Apple users, please click here to download. Users that have an Android device can download the free app by clicking here. Read more →


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 services will be held privately at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Marie K. O’Connor. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 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, age 50, of Cheltenham, PA; Paulette Johnson, age 55, of Philadelphia, PA; Monica Pelzer, age 45, of Philadelphia, PA; and Yarelis Feliciano, age 28, Philadelphia, PA. Seven of the eight defendants are employed as radio dispatchers for the PPD: Reynolds, Harrell, Kinard, Maude, White, Pelzer and Feliciano. The eighth defendant,... 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 must take into consideration the following points when looking to engage an accountant for your tax needs: 1. The services that are provided First and first, you must obtain information about the service provided by the tax accountant or agency in which you are interested. If you want tax or... Read more →