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December 2021

Alliance seeks Emergency Stay with Supreme Court Pending Final Decision

(Fairfax, Virginia) - The Alliance for Free Citizens, a national organization dedicated to defending the constitutional liberties guaranteed to all Americans, on Wednesday filed with the United States Supreme Court a response supporting the application of an emergency stay. This case seeks to stop the implementation of the Occupation Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) vaccine mandate which would affect more than 80 million Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees. The Supreme Court is currently considering whether or not to issue a temporary stay to prevent the OSHA mandate from going into effect in early January. The... Read more →

CNB Travel News: Delaware State Parks to Host First Day Hikes Across the First State

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host 17 self-guided hikes throughout Delaware State Parks on Jan. 1 to ring in the new year. First Day Hikes is a national movement sponsored by America’s State Parks to encourage the celebration of fitness in the nation’s great outdoors. There is no need to register for any of the hikes listed below, but participants are encouraged to stop by each hike’s check-in table between the times indicated to be counted as part of the nationwide initiative. While the hikes are self-guided, park staff will be available to answer questions.... Read more →

CNB HUNTING DELAWARE: Additional Delaware Deer Hunting Seasons to Open in January

Numerous Hunting and Trapping Seasons Continue Statewide Firearm deer hunting seasons opening in January and continuing archery deer seasons provide the last chance for hunters to harvest deer during the general 2021/22 Delaware hunting season, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Bow hunting in the First State Hunters are encouraged to harvest does (female deer) to help manage the size and quality of Delaware’s deer population. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through January 2022, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at Successful... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Illinois Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley, Shot and Killed Responding to a Distressed Motorist

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Illinois End of Watch Wednesday, December 29, 2021 WAYNE COUNTY, ILLINOIS--Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley was shot and killed after responding to assist a motorist near mile marker 115 on I-64 at about 5:00 am. Another officer responding to back him up found him suffering from fatal gunshot wounds and his patrol car was missing. The subject later abandoned the patrol car on I-64 before fleeing to St. Peters, Missouri, where he carjacked and shot a citizen. The man then abandoned the vehicle before stealing another vehicle and returning to Illinois. He was... Read more →

NJ Business Leaders Ask Trenton Politicians to Focus on Making State more Affordable

Business leaders implore New Jersey lawmakers to focus on making the state more affordable By T.A. DeFeo | The Center Square contributor 5 hrs ago (The Center Square) – In the state legislature’s waning days, business leaders say lawmakers should focus on making New Jersey more affordable rather than pushing through legislation that may need to be rectified in the future. That was the message expressed during a press conference earlier this month. “Following a surprising Election Day where many of our legislators noted they heard the voters’ cry for affordability and that they were committed to answering that call,... Read more →

Rowan Mens Basketball Wins Doc Green Tournament

HUNTINGDON, PA - Marcellus Ross scored 21 points and Andrew Seager had 20 as Rowan defeated host Juniata, 98-83, to capture the title at the Doc Greene Tournament. Ross was named the MVP with Seager joining him on the All-Tournament Team. Rowan, now 11-1, increases its winning streak to seven games and remains perfect (9-0) in games away from home. Ross had 19 points in the second half to pace the win while going 4-for-7 from three-point range and 5-for-6 from the foul line in the game. This followed his 25-point effort in the first-round win over John Carroll on... Read more →

9 Leading Causes of Car Accidents in the US

Car accidents result from a multitude of circumstances, and moving violations are the most common causes. When starting a legal claim, the victim must discuss why the accident happened, who caused it, and what factors apply. By discussing the cause, an attorney could identify additional defendants who are responsible for the person's medical expenses and auto repair costs. 1. Texting and Driving Statistics show a steady increase in auto accidents caused by texting and driving. Many smartphone users don't set up hands-free texting when driving, and the individuals cause wrecks that kill others or could cost the person their life.... Read more →

Michael P. Burns, of Bellmawr, age 34.

Michael P. Burns, on December 26, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 34. Beloved son of Doriann Wachter and the late Dennis Burns. Father of Dominic and Maddy. Loving brother of Brian Burns (Jill), Frank Burns, and James Burns and uncle of Eric, Kieran, Aubree, and Scarlett. Dear nephew of Frank Lynch (Jodi), Roberta Konrad (Ken), and the late Kenneth Lynch. There will be a visitation from 1pm to 2pm Friday, January 7, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 2pm at the funeral home. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be... Read more →

Your Money: NJ officials want to allocate $5.15 million for school security upgrades in New Jersey

(The Center Square) – State officials want to allocate $5.15 million for school security upgrades in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Commissioner of Education Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan submitted the request as part of the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act (SOCFBA). State legislators must approve the request. “This second round of awards will make an additional 60 schools across the state more secure from the mountains of Warren County to the beaches of Cape May,” Allen-McMillan said in a news release. Proposed upgrades include various school security measures, including surveillance cameras, shatter-resistant glass and remote locking and unlocking... Read more →

Michael V. Mancini, of Williamstown; formerly of Bellmawr

Michael V. Mancini, on December 27, 2021, of Williamstown; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 98. Beloved husband of the late Genevieve (nee Prybyszewski). Devoted father of Dominick Mancini and Deborah Alspach (Rich). Loving grandfather of Justin, Kyle, Zachary, and Trevor and great grandfather of two. Dear brother of Albert Mancini. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Michael proudly served with the US Army during World War II. There will be a viewing from 8:30am to 10:15am Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Interment St. Joseph's... Read more →

Why do Dentists Need Marketing Strategies in the Upcoming Year?

Want to attract new patients to your clinic? Are you looking for promising strategies to become a renowned dentist? Marketing is the critical area to grab your prospective client's attention. Whether it is the business arena or dental practice, there is a growing demand for digital presence. If you are serious about attracting new patients, you have to furnish them with a competitive product and that too at a reasonable rate. More so, figuring out the best way of marketing dental practices is a significant step that every practitioner has to discover. If you are not familiar with the digital... Read more →

John F. Brown, of Bellmawr, Age 83

John F. Brown, on December 29, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 83. Beloved husband of Carol Brown (nee O'Shea) for 57 years. Devoted father of Kevin Brown (Meg) and the late Christopher and Michael. Loving Pop of Colin, Patrick, Liam, Owen, Abigail, Josie, Charlotte, Grady, and Georgia. Also survived by many nephews. John worked for the Steelworkers Pension Trust. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Illinois Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic Shot and Killed Responding to Dogs Barking Call

Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic Bradley Police Department, Illinois End of Watch Wednesday, December 29, 2021 BRADLEY, ILLINOIS-Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot and killed as she and another officer investigated a noise complaint at the Comfort Inn at 1500 Illinois 50. The officers had responded to the motel at approximately 9:30 to investigate reports of barking dogs that were left unattended in a vehicle. They located the room where the vehicle's owner was staying and contacted the occupants. During the encounter, the occupants attacked and shot both officers, killing Sergeant Rittmanic. The other officer suffered a serious gunshot wound to the head.... Read more →

Some Gloucester County Democrats Have Taken Political Pettiness Against The County GOP To A New Low

The 20 Years Of Gloucester County Democrat Pettiness Has To Stop MULLICA HILL – From imposing Statehouse like COVID testing and mask mandates three days before new Commissioners are sworn in to moving the Sheriff’s office the Democrats who still control Gloucester County government have taken political pettiness to a whole new low and Gloucester County Republicans have renewed their call for it to stop. “A certain level of political gamesmanship, like putting the offices of Commissioners-Elect Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio in the basement with the mice is to be expected,” Gloucester County GOP consultant Steve Kush said. “It’s... Read more →

Deborah "Debbie" L. Hartman, of Mt. Holly, age 74

Of Marlton. On December 27, 2021. Age 74. Born in Mt. Holly, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Madar) Hartman. Debbie is survived by her sister-in-law, Katherine Hartman and her loving staff and housemates from her group home. Graveside services will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bordentown, NJ. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Deborah L. Hartman. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Camden City Council Members Question the Appointment of Norcross Connected Insurance Company

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CAMDEN CITY, NJ--(December 29, 2021)(CNBNews)--The New Jersey State Insurance Controller found in a recent audit that school employees working for the Pennsauken Public School District paid $1.6 million more in health insurance premiums in the fiscal years of 2014 and 2015. The district's insurance broker, Conner Strong & Buckelew, is connected to the South Jersey Political Boss, George Norcross. THE NORCROSS BROTHERS--(Left to Right)Political Boss GEORGE E. NORCROSS, III who serves as Executive Chairman of Conner Strong & Buckelew, one of the nation's 30 largest insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting... Read more →

FOR SALE BRAND NEW STATIONARY BIKE, Price Reduced from $139 to $99, Located in Gloucester City

PRO GEAR, already assembled. Weight limit 250 pounds. Will make a nice Christmas present Located in Gloucester City, to make arrangements to see the bike, Email [email protected] for the address. ON THE SUBJECT LINE WRITE PRO GEAR THE ASKING PRICE IS $139/Reduced to $99 Read more →

Charles Boos, formerly of Gloucester City, 76

On December 23, 2021. “Cha” “Pop” Age 76. Of Zephyrhills, Florida. Formerly of the Fairview Section of Camden City and Wildwood. Loving husband of the late Margaret Ann Boos (nee Johnson). Devoted father of Dawn (Jay) Larkin, Stacy Pace and Charlie (Tara) Boos, Jr. Beloved grandfather of Alyssa, Amanda, Erin Larkin, Alexis Boos, Gavin and Eva Boos, Michael and Braydon Larkin. Predeceased by his siblings, David “Butchy” Boos and Carol Alley. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Charles was born and raised in Gloucester City. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967. Charles was... Read more →

Public Health Alert: Beware of Imported Meat and Poultry Products from China

After Covid/Wuhan virus why is the United States Accepting Any Food Products from China? ~CNBNews WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for an undetermined amount of imported meat and poultry products from China. A recall was not requested because FSIS has been unable to identify and contact theimporters. The total amount of ineligible products is undetermined because the investigation is ongoing. The products subject to the public health alert and labels are listed here. The meat and poultry products do not identify an eligible... Read more →

Maryland Natural Resources Police Report

Natural Resources Police Report — November 2021 December 9, 2021 The Maryland Natural Resources Police(NRP) charged numerous individuals in November for conservation law violations including striped bass poaching and illegal deer hunting. A Pennsylvania man faces charges after police say he falsely obtained a hunting license and committed other deer hunting violations. On Nov. 27, officers were checking a Baltimore County property for illegal hunting activity when they observed an all-terrain vehicle ridden by two armed individuals wearing camouflage. Police spoke with one passenger, identified as Christopher Gunter Jr., and conducted a weapon safety check. Officers said Gunter was using... Read more →

Brunch is a Drag in Gloucester City

After two SOLD OUT events at Elizabeth's Ballroom, Brunch is a Drag is back on February 13th with our 80s VS 90s Drag Brunch! About this event Join us for an afternoon of performances inspired by your favorite Pop Stars, Toy's & Iconic Moments from the 80's and the 90's! Pull out your Scrunchies & Overalls, grab your best pair of Leg Warmers, and get ready to find out which decade reigns supreme once and for all! From their Immaculate Costumes to the Spot-On Performances, these Drag Queens know how to do the Decades right! The Spice Girls, Barbie, Blondie,... Read more →

Jack Bakely, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City; Iron Worker Local #3250, Army Veteran

John A. Bakely, "Jack", on December 28, 2021, of Bellmawr; formerly of Gloucester City. Age 83. Beloved husband of the late Therese Bakely (nee Shaw). Devoted father of Jack Bakely and Therese Posey (Glenn). Loving Pop Pop of Billy Watson and Daphne Posey. Dear brother of Sis Morency (the late Jack), George Bakely (Judy), Marion Bennett (the late Chuck). Myrtle Barber (the late Chuck), Joseph Bakely (the late Pat), Carol Elenback (Bill) and the late Charles Bakely. Dear brother-on-law of Jean Bakely. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jack proudly served with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.... Read more →

CNB Pet Tips: Make Sure Puppy is Healthy/Parvo-Free

Canine parvovirus(commonly called parvo) is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening illness in puppies and dogs. It can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog’s feces. Puppies, adolescent dogs, and adult dogs who are not vaccinated are at risk of contracting the virus. Protecting your puppy or dog from parvovirus could save his or her life. Keep your dog healthy and parvo-free with these 8 tips: 1. Make sure your dog is properly vaccinated. Puppies should receive their first vaccines at 6-8 weeks of age; boosters should... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Bellmawr and Brooklawn (Chapter 16))

UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews SUCH A PEACEFUL SCENE--The Gloucester City Municipal Building; in the background is St. Marys Church. The photo was taken on Christmas Eve. How many remember going to Christmas Eve mass at St. Mary's Church which was held at midnight. I am talking about a time when a person who was Catholic had to be tough. For example in those days, you couldn't eat meat on Fridays. Something to do with the Pope's brother-in-law owning a fish market. I am just kidding about the fish market but that was the time period you didn't... Read more →

Strange Alternatives of Money

All of us have long been accustomed to paying for goods and services with small pieces of paper, which we call money. Despite the fact that today there are a huge number of alternative currencies in the world, Bitcoin has become the largest of them. What is this electronic currency? Bitcoin is nothing more than an international payment system that depends only "on itself". It is not subject to any state, bank, or company. However, for most people, even such a currency as the Uruguayan peso or, say, the Japanese yen seems to be something exotic. Taking that into account,... Read more →


By Richard Walker AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL Dec 17, 2021 Before Shelby, N.C., began setting American Legion World Series attendance records virtually every year after it became the permanent home of the event in 2011, historic Duncan Park in Spartanburg, S.C., held the record for 75 years. That long-standing mark came during Spartanburg Post 28’s historic title run in 1936. It also came in an era when the region was brimming with pride and success over American Legion Baseball. From 1931 to 1946, teams from the Carolinas made eight ALWS appearances and hosted the ALWS five times. Spartanburg Post 28 began... Read more →

NJ Transit Moving Ahead with $595M Project to Replace Moveable Raritan Bridge

(The Center Square) – NJ Transit is moving forward with a $595 million project to replace the moveable, swing-span Raritan River Bridge between Perth Amboy and South Amboy. The 2,920-foot-long bridge, often called River Draw, was built in 1908 and is the only rail link for 17 of the North Jersey Coast Line’s 20 stations. Superstorm Sandy damaged the structure, submerging it and disrupting rail service and marine traffic for 18 days as crews realigned and repaired the bridge. NJ Transit is seeking bids for the second contract as part of the replacement project. Last year, NJ Transit awarded a... Read more →

Gerard A. “Jerry” Allgeier, Sr., age 82

Gerard A. “Jerry” Allgeier, Sr. passed away on December 22, 2021 at Virtua- Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ at the age of 82. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late George and Josephine Allgeier (nee Kohler) on February 20, 1939. He is predeceased by his son Gerard Allgeier, Jr as well as his brother Richard Allgeier, his sisters, Jane Kensler and Jacqueline Burkhardt. Jerry is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Susan Allgeier (née Falcey), his daughter Diana Watson, his sisters Joanne Reilly and Carol Pelouze, as well as his brother... Read more →

New Jersey Life Expectancy in the Top 10

Life expectancy is one of the most important and commonly cited indicators of population health -- and in the United States, life expectancy is falling at a historic rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy at birth declined by 1.5 years in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II. The CDC attributes the decline to the COVID-19 pandemic and 93,000 drug overdose deaths -- an all-time one-year high. Homicide, diabetes, and liver disease were also contributing factors. Here is a look at the states with the most drug overdose deaths in 2020. While... Read more →

Old Christmas Trees Help Environment in Delaware

When put out for pick up or dropped off for recycling, Christmas trees should look exactly as they did when purchased for the holidays – stripped of all adornment, including tinsel, flocking and ornaments. /DNREC photo Residents May Drop Off Trees at Yard Waste Sites Throughout the State The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control encourages Delawareans to regift their real Christmas trees to the environment by recycling them at one of the many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state. Tree mulch is great for helping conserve and enhance First State soil. Christmas tree recycling also saves... Read more →

CNB TRAVEL NEWS: New Years Eve at Beach Plum Farm, West Cape May

image courtesy of Beach Plum Farm WEST CAPE MAY, NJ ( blog)--Ring in the New Year with a joyous evening of celebration at Beach Plum Farm. Chef's 5-course, farm-to-table menu featuring heritage pork and hand harvested produce and herbs will delight all of the senses. Gather with friends and family, or spend the evening with the one you love, and celebrate the passing of another year under the twinkling lights of the hoop house. NYE Dinner at Beach Plum Farm 1 person $225.00 NYE 2021 at Beach Plum Farm Friday, December 31, 2021 · 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Additional... Read more →

Shellfish Harvesting in Rehoboth Bay Suspended Because of Oil Spill from Sewer Line

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today issued an emergency closure of commercial and recreational shellfish harvest of oysters, clams and mussels in the Rehoboth Bay after a spill from a residential sewer line in the Long Neck area of Sussex County discharged thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into a waterway of the Rehoboth Bay. The harvest closure will be in effect for 21 days unless further spills occur. DNREC also advises recreationalists to limit water contact in the Rehoboth Bay, particularly in the waters adjacent to where the spill occurred. The spill occurred when a... Read more →

Registration for 2022 American Legion Baseball Season Opens January 1

Registration for the 2022 American Legion Baseball season will open Jan. 1 at The early deadline for registration is May 15. Teams registered after May 15 may be subject to a department $200 late fee through the final deadline of June 1. Please note that each American Legion department may set an earlier deadline for registration. Registration fees for senior teams are $50 for national registration and $35 for administrative fees; for junior teams, fees are $25 for national registration and $35 for administrative fees. Insurance premiums will be announced later. State fees, if applicable, will vary by state.... Read more →

Rowan Mens Basketball Take John Carroll

HUNTINGDON, PA - Arian Azemi scored 32 points and Marcellus Ross added 25 as the Rowan men's basketball team picked up a 110-91 win over John Carroll in the first round of the Doc Greene Tournament at Juniata. The Profs will now face the winner of the Juniata-Bryn Athyn contest in the championship game on Thursday at 4 p.m. It was the sixth consecutive win for Rowan, upping the Profs' record to 10-1. Azemi made 12-of-24 from the field and hit three three-pointers while Ross connected on 8-of-12 of his shots and was 5-of-10 from three-point range, scoring all of... Read more →

How PCI compliant payment gateway works?

Payment Gateway and its Compliance with PCI DSS A payment gateway is a technology enabling online business owners to accept payments in a variety of ways, including bank payment cards. This is the hardware that is the dotted line between the owner's website and the acquiring partner. When the payment passes through the gateway, the information is encrypted to protect the buyer's card data. A payment gateway also can be an integral part of a payment provider enabling payment methods to be added to the owner's website. And these payment systems impose PCI DSS compliance requirements on the gateway. What... Read more →

Robert S. Pierce, of Westville, 41

Robert S. Pierce of Westville, NJ on December 16, 2021 age 41. Relatives and friends are invited to services Thursday 11am at The KROC Center 1865 Harrison Ave Camden, NJ where friends may call after 9am. Interment: Private Arr. Carl Miller FH- 365-2966. Read more →

Ultimate Guide To How Betting  promo codes Work

Bookmakers must stand out and convince you to sign with them in a competitive market. How do they manage to do it? Bonuses, bonuses, and more bonuses are provided and guaranteed! If you are new to betting, the sheer amount and variety of options available can be bewildering, leaving you scratching your head. The final chapter of your book explains how betting bonuses function so you can make an informed decision. Why Do Players Go After Bonuses And Promo Codes? Bonuses and promo codes offer a win-win situation for both bettors and betting websites. For betting sites, they can entice... Read more →

William Thomas Naulty, Jr of Audubon, Led An Remarkable Life

William Thomas Naulty, Jr of Audubon, NJ, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, December 21, 2021, at Vitas hospice at Jefferson Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. Bill is survived by his daughter Michaela Erin Naulty, former spouse Marie Naulty Orme, sisters Peg Foster and Linda Naulty Lamond, brothers Brian and Jake Naulty, nephew Ian and his wife Ella, nieces Emma, Emily, Sophia and Charlotte, and brothers-in-law Terry and Steve. Bill was born in Audubon, NJ on April 20, 1953, and lived as a quadriplegic for almost 40 years since an unfortunate diving accident. Despite this hardship, Bill acquired an interest in a... Read more →

When to Hire a Disability Lawyer and Why?

Due to certain medical conditions, you may not be able to attend your work. You can be looking for solutions to fight this situation. For example, you may consider applying for disability benefits. But this tends to be a complex and long-drawn process. Many times, the forms get rejected during the first review stage. You have to make a proper appeal to reach the final level of approval. It can be challenging for any ordinary person to be thorough with the legal aspects. However, if you enlist the help of a qualified specialist, you don't have to take any additional... Read more →


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Scammers are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits to perpetrate COVID-19-related scams. Fraudsters are offering COVID-19 tests, HHS grants, and Medicare prescription cards in exchange for personal details, including Medicare information. However, these services are unapproved and illegitimate. These scammers use the coronavirus pandemic to... Read more →

Guest Opinion: de Blasio And Those Who Elected Him Ruined New York City

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last day in office is New Years Eve. What he has done to the world’s greatest city is incalculable: he has been an unmitigated disaster. He is often compared to Mayor David Dinkins, but the comparison is unfair. While Dinkins did great damage, which was undone by Rudy Giuliani, he was merely incompetent. De Blasio’s war on New York City was deliberate, a clear example of what happens when a Marxist takes over. New... Read more →

Ocean County Prosecutor Office and PDFNJ Collaborate

to Bring Opioid Education to Prescribers TOMS RIVER — The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is increasing its commitment to fighting the statewide opioid epidemic by teaming with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to provide free opioid prescribing education to healthcare providers within the county. The Prosecutor’s Office will be awarding 500 scholarships for Ocean County prescribers to participate in PDFNJ’s continuing education webinar, “Do No Harm: Exploring Strategies for Safer Prescribing of Opioids.” Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and his office are the first prosecutor’s office in New Jersey to collaborate on providing continued education to local... Read more →


Migrants Placed in Danger by Smugglers Release Date: December 27, 2021 EDINBURG, Texas –Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents and local law enforcement partners work together to disrupt dangerous human smuggling efforts. On Dec. 26, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Harlingen Police Department received a 911 call from a Guatemalan migrant who claimed he and others were being held against their will at a home. Harlingen Border Patrol Station agents alongside Harlingen Police Department officers, responded to the residence suspected of harboring illegally present migrants. A total of seven migrants were discovered in the home and safely secured... Read more →

HOLIDAY NOTICE: All NJMVC Facilities Will Be Closed on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that all NJMVC facilities will be closed Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. This includes: Licensing and Vehicle Centers Regional Service Centers road testing sites inspection stations The website should always be the first stop for New Jersey residents seeking motor vehicle services. There are more than 30 NJMVC services available online, including license and registration renewals and replacements, address changes, fee and surcharge payments, driver abstract requests, and more. Customers also must schedule appointments on for... Read more →

NJ Residents Invited to Take Hikes in State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites on January 1; Total of 28 Hikes

TRENTON – New Jerseyans are invited to ring in 2022 and kick off the new year with a healthy hike in a state park or forest, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today. In total, the State Park Service is offering 28 hikes and one lighthouse climb throughout the state. “Spending time outdoors to appreciate New Jersey’s beautiful state parks and forests while breathing in fresh air is a great way to welcome the new year,” Commissioner LaTourette said. “First Day hikes are the perfect opportunity to get closer to nature, look for birds and other wildlife... Read more →

Guidelines For Helping A Person With Social Anxiety

If you want to get closer to someone who has social anxiety and make them feel more comfortable around you, then there are a couple of things you can do. We'll now dive into a few effective tips. Create Structure So, if you have a person who is socially anxious and they are visiting you at home, then you can make that person feel a bit more at ease if you provide some structure for the time that they will be spending with you. For example, let the person know how they can address you such as by your first... Read more →

James G. Blasberg, of Bellmawr, age 83

James G. Blasberg, on December 24, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 83. Beloved husband of Vivian Blasberg. Devoted father of Christina Blasberg and Allison Ohneck (William). Dear brother of John Blasberg (Joan), and the late Richard Blasberg (Rita). Brother-in-law of Jay Garagozzo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was a member of St. Joachim Parish, formerly St. Rita Parish in Bellmawr. For over forty years Jim loved his work as an architect. There will be a viewing Thursday from 8:45am to 9:45am at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church 601 W. Browning Road Bellmawr NJ 08031. Funeral Mass 10am.... Read more →

How to Relax on Vacation

To fully enjoy a relaxing vacation this summer, not only includes preparing for the activities you will engage in but also anticipating potential feelings, or situations that might ruin that. A way to do this is by carefully pondering over the most common causes of stress in your life, and how to remedy those stressors. How to Relax on Vacation: Set a Budget and Stick to it One of the major leading causes of stress in America today is Money worries. A recent survey revealed that travelers in America and Europe and the like are taking vacations on smaller budgets... Read more →

How to Control a Weed Hangover Like a Pro?

Despite debates over the validity, weed hangovers are a natural phenomenon. Although you have limited research on the subject, anecdotal reports reveal that vaping marijuana triggers symptoms the following day. Although you have similar names, weed hangovers are not quite like alcohol hangovers. For most individuals, a weed hangover is more bearable than an alcohol hangover. The common symptoms associated with weed hangover include the following: • Fatigue • Lethargy • Brain fog • Headache • Mild nausea • Dry mouth When any of these symptoms trouble you the following day, you have no other option but to deal with... Read more →

Holts Logistics Hiring Warehouse Worker

Warehouse Worker Location: Gloucester City, NJ Company: Holt Logistics 701 North Broadway, Gloucester City NJ Apply for this job Gloucester Terminals serves as a crucial part of the East Coast supply chain, helping to feed families in NJ, PA, DE and the rest of the country. Come and join the GLT team! Job details: As a member of our team, you will be responsible for handling customer products in a safe and efficient manner, performing essential job functions. Among these job functions are operating various types of industrial equipment. No previous experience necessary we train all team members once hired!... Read more →