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February 2022

Philadelphia Police Crime Log: Several Suspects Involved in Hit and Run Accidents Apprehended

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 28, 2022)(CNBNews)--About the incident that occurred on the 2300 block of N. 52nd St., on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022, at 1:59 A.M., Philadelphia Police arrested a male later identified as 23-year-old Adolfo Serrano Meischke from the 4500 block of Tackawanna St., On Friday, February 25th, 2022. He was charged with Aggravated Assault, VUFA-No License, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, and related offenses. ++++ Fatal Auto Crash Update—6300 Cresentville Avenue/ Suspect Apprehended On Friday, January 7, 2022, at approximately 6:50 PM, Angela Kee, 64/F from the 100 block of East Godfrey Avenue, was struck by a hit and run driver at 6300 Crescentville Avenue. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. On Sunday, February 27, 2022, Clarence Person 56/M was arrested and charged with the following: Accident Involving Death (F2) Homicide by Vehicle (F3) Involuntary Manslaughter (M1) REAP (M2) Unsafe Speed (S) Careless Driving (S) +++++... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Isolated and Under Attack, Ukrainians Take Up Arms to Defend Their Homeland

SUPPORT NRA-ILA Last month we reported on ordinary Ukrainians taking up arms to defend their country and communities against a possible Russian invasion. Now, the worst has come to pass; Vladimir Putin has launched a full-scale invasion of the country, quickly gaining ground against a valiant but vastly outmatched Ukrainian army. The U.S. and NATO are banding together to isolate Russia economically, in the hopes of crippling its ability to wage war. But world powers have for now withheld military intervention to avoid further provoking a global conflict. CNBNews graphic file Isolated and under assault, it will now be up to Ukrainians themselves to make their stand, as the invasion moves from military and infrastructure targets to city centers. And many ordinary citizens are preparing to do just that, including with privately owned and government supplied firearms. This collective defense is now fully backed by the Ukrainian government. President Volodymyr... Read more →


OPINION: Those in Charge of the Gloucester City School System Are Failing The Students

AN ESTIMATED 600 STUDENTS ARE ABSENT EACH DAY IN THE DISTRICT: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files To the surprise of many Gloucester City residents the local Board of Education in December 2020 approved the expenditure of $1.3 million to install a astro-type material on the school's football field and running track. Why did the school need such an expensive upgrade for their football field? The football team plays five home games a season. Since the school opened in 1962, a natural grass field has been sufficient. The construction started when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak. A time when local residents were being laid off from their jobs and small businesses were being forced to closed. Six months later in May 2021 that same Board of Education sought bids for installation of field lighting for the football field at the district's Middle School. WHY? There... Read more →


High Cesarean Rates In NJ, But Is A VBAC Worth The Risk? 

image courtesy of unsplash.com New Jersey has been criticized for performing too many low-risk cesareans. The state currently has a low-risk cesarean rate which is 5% above the national rate. Thankfully, between 60 and 80% of women who previously had a cesarean wish to have a subsequent vaginal birth, so this number could soon drop. But new research shows that this increases the risk of a serious perineal tear by 21%. So, how can New Jersey protect the health of mothers while reducing their cesarean rate? Serious birth trauma The study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that mothers who opted for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) had a high chance of experiencing a third-degree tear of the perineal. This is the area between the vagina and the rectum. Most women will go on to heal within three months. But, mothers can have life-long problems. If... Read more →


Top 5 Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Competitors 

Introduction While cryptocurrencies are common, extreme care is needed when investing. Before investing in a cryptocurrency, investors ought to carefully assess the future. It isn't totally clear to look at the creation of digital cash. Typically why we have this article as a direct way to discover the leading commerce opportunities. If you want to contribute to computerized cash, we'll look at the best 5 cryptocurrencies. This post will also look at recent developments and the benefits of digital currency purchases of Bitcoin and you can also visit bitcoin-era.live/. Litecoin (LTC) Created in October 2011 by Google programmer Charlie Lee as "the gold of the Silver to the Gold of Bitcoin," Litecoin was released. While Litecoin has also developed a peer payment currency, it has several key advantages over Bitcoin including lower transaction charges and a faster payment processing method. In reality, LiteCoin was one of the first bitcoin forks... Read more →


Gloucester City Travel Basketball - Gloucester B Division Champs

Gloucester City Travel Basketball made up of girls and boys in grades 5 thru 8 competing in the Gloucester County Basketball League. This year due to Covid Restrictions, GCBL did not have any travel teams at grade 3/4 as in the past, this season both boys and girls participated in the Junior (grade 5 & 6) and Senior Divisions (grade 7 & 8). This season saw an influx of 7 & 8 grade boys forcing a split at grade 7 & 8 level. Gloucester "A" is all 8th graders and as of 2/27/2022 have a 12 - 1 record and will play Friday at Delsea High School for the Division Title against unbeaten Franklin Twp who gave the locals their lone blemish. Gloucester "B" 7th graders with 2 eighth graders, defeated Clearview 2/27 54 - 39 to finish the 2022 season unbeaten at 14 - 0 and won the Division... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

The Twin Coming Down? Junk Vehicles; Kudos to Chickie; Flag Disrespect! Geese & Irish Parade; Bill's BACK!

CHAPTER 18 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IS ANOTHER GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORICAL BUILDING COMING DOWN?--Thursday, February 24, we talked with a contractor who was clearing out items from the Twin Bar, Broadway, and Market Street. Asked if the building was being demolished he said that he didn't know. That he was hired to empty the property. He apologized for blocking the sidewalk. Earlier in the month, we noticed a sign on the building stating the property was unfit/unsafe for habitat. The Twin Bar, the alleged home of Rock and Roll has been sitting empty for nearly a decade. Several years ago we reached out to a historical group that fixes up historical properties in the state of NJ to see if they would be interested in repairing this property which dates back to the 1940s. More recently we talked with Councilman Jim Johnson and asked why doesn't the city... Read more →


Cinnaminson Drug Dealer Charged in Death of Medford Township Man Who Fatally Overdosed

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Township Police Chief Art Waterman announced that a 19-year-old Cinnaminson Township drug dealer has been charged with causing the death of a Medford Township teenager who fatally overdosed in his home early last year on counterfeit prescription drugs that contained fentanyl. Zachary DiBattista, of the 500 block of Camelot Court, was charged earlier this month with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). He was taken into custody Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Camden and Atlantic City divisions. The Burlington County Sheriff's Department is a member of the task force and participated in the apprehension. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The investigation began on March 6, 2021, after officers from the Medford Township Police Department were dispatched to... Read more →


NJ Senator Sarlo plans legislation to bar public investments, business dealings with Russia

By T.A. DeFeo |The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey Senate Budget Chair Paul Sarlo said he plans to introduce legislation to bar public investments and financial agreements with Russia or businesses with Russian interests following its invasion of Ukraine. New Jersey state Sen. Paul Sarlo answers a question June 30, 2016, as he stands outside the Senate chamber of the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. Mel Evans / AP photo “Russia’s unjustified attack of Ukraine is an assault on democracy that demands a response that sends a clear message that these actions will have consequences,” Sarlo, D-Bergen, said in a statement. “They violated the sovereignty of another country with complete disregard for the lives of innocent people. This demands a response by everyone who respects freedom and values human rights.” Sarlo’s planned legislation would essentially ban New Jersey public entities from conducting business with the... Read more →


General Assembly Republicans in Pennsylvania Demand Dept. of Ed to Release 2021 Student Test Results

Pennsylvania Legislature image courtesy of Lancaster Online By Victor Skinner | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Republicans in the General Assembly are demanding the Pennsylvania Department of Education release student test results from 2021 to incorporate the data in budget and policy decisions. Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, and House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Curt Sonney, R-Erie, penned a letter to Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary Noe Ortega on Friday to demand the release of the 2021 Pennsylvania System School Assessment (PSSA) and “provide an explanation for the extensive delay of the public release of those results.” The letter follows an invitation in November by the House Education Subcommittee on Basic Education for education department officials to testify about student learning loss during the pandemic. Department officials initially accepted the invitation then backed out and submitted written testimony instead that claimed officials “anticipate the availability... Read more →


Head On Collision Results In Serious Bodily Injury

Gloucester Township Police Media Release: On Thursday, February 24, 2022, at approximately 2:04 pm a Gloucester Township Police Officer was flagged down and notified of a head-on collision on Rt. 168 (Black Horse Pike) in the area of Landing Road. Upon the Officer's arrival, two (2) vehicles were located in the roadway with significant, disabling front-end damage consistent with a head-on collision. As the officer checked the occupants of each vehicle he observed two occupants in one of the vehicles entrapped, suffering from serious bodily injury. Three (3) other occupants were able to self-extricate from the vehicle with less significant injuries. The driver of the other vehicle appeared to suffer bodily injury. Chews Landing Fire Department, Blackwood Fire Department, Virtua EMS, Inspira BLS, and Runnemede BLS all responded to assist with securing the vehicles, extricating the entrapped occupants, and treating them for injuries. All occupants of the vehicles involved were... Read more →


Browns Mills Woman Indicted for Punching Emergency Room Doctor

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 48-year-old Browns Mills woman has been indicted for punching an emergency room doctor at a Pemberton Township hospital. Shelly Webb was indicted on a single count of Aggravated Assault (Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned on January 20 and signed by First Assistant Prosecutor Philip S. Aronow. The investigation began after officers from the Pemberton Township Police Department were called to Capital Health at Deborah – Emergency Services in the 200 block of Trenton Road just before 7:30 a.m. on March 30, 2020, for a report of an assault on a physician by a patient. The investigation revealed that Webb came into the facility complaining of a migraine headache, and believed she may have been struck by lightning. She became belligerent upon being questioned and, when the doctor attempted to examine Webb’s head, she lunged forward and punched her in the abdomen.... Read more →


Rowan's Rally Fall Short as Stockton Wins 95-91

GALLOWAY, NJ – Rowan rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit, but Stockton was able to hold on in the final minutes and earn a 95-91 win in the NJAC Men's Basketball Championship game. The Profs will now await the possibility of an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament, with the selections being announced on Monday at 12:30 p.m. The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for the second-seeded Profs (23-5). Rowan (23-5), which had its eight-game winning streak come to an end, was led by Damian Smith, who scored a career-high 21 points, with 14 in the second half as the Profs made their comeback. Andrew Seager had 19 and Marcellus Ross scored 18, with 16 in the second half. D'Andre Vilmar and Arian Azemi chipped in 11 points apiece. The Profs took their first lead of the game, 78-77, with 8:35 to play as Seager hit a... Read more →


A Quick Guide to Travelling the Main Cities of America

The United States of America. The land of the Free, Home of the Brave. Indeed. This country has best shown the entire world that they are a powerhouse of opportunities, infrastructures, and iconic landmarks that we see and hear on the news, social media, movies, television, and more. No wonder there are a lot of individuals from all over the world who want to go see it for themselves and experience it face to face. It is noted that before going here as a tourist, visitor, immigrant, and worker one has to fix your tourist visas, passports and other requirements needed, but that is no issue for we know they are worth it after all. Just consult immigration lawyers like total.law and everything will be smooth sailing. The cities all around America are very much like a mini version of the country itself. They have marvelous sites for tours and... Read more →


ALIGNABLE POLL: 70 Percent of Small Business Owners Say Biden is a Failure

Chuck Casto from Alignable Feb 23rd, 2022 TREND TRACKER | DATA INSIGHTS | POLITICAL APPROVAL POLL: BOSTON, MA, February 25, 2022: Given that 2022 is a very significant U.S. election year, we have just conducted the first of several political approval polls planned for this year. Alignable's Political Approval Poll collected sentiments among 7,326 small business owners randomly selected and surveyed from 1/29/22 to 2/24/22. The poll asked, "Do you think the following politicians are doing a good job for your small business? Please click approve if you're happy with their performance or disapprove, if they're not meeting your expectations." The politicians listed were: President Joseph Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, federal senators, federal representatives, "your governor," and "your local representatives." Feds Across The Board: Low Approval Ratings On average, only 16% of the small business owners polled said they approve of the job the feds are doing for them... Read more →


NJCU Upsets Rowan in the NJAC Basketball Semi Finals

GLASSBORO, NJ – Sixth-seeded NJCU held off a late charge by Rowan to upset the third-seeded Profs, 83-79, in the NJAC Women’s Basketball Semifinals at Esby Gym. Nicole Mallard and Grace Marshall had 20 points apiece for the Profs (17-9) in a losing cause. The Profs rallied from a 12-point deficit with less than four minutes to play to cut it to four, 77-73, with 1:54 to play on a three-pointer by Marshall. Mallard followed with a basket to bring Rowan within 77-75 at 1:28 but Damaris Rodriguez scored four of her game-high 25 to give NJCU an 81-75 cushion with 42 seconds remaining. The teams traded free throws and Dakota Adams had a basket at :25, but the Profs couldn’t convert on a sequence of three shots in the final 16 seconds. Eliana Santana added 19 points and 11 rebounds to notch her third double-double of the season, with... Read more →


OPINION: HOW DO CIVIL WARS HAPPEN?

By Dr. Jack Devere Minzey Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge. That's the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war. The Mueller investigation was about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it's not the first time they've done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There's a pattern here. What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they... Read more →


REPORT: New Jersey Is One of the Best Places to Live for Senior Citizens

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a surge of retirements across the U.S. labor force. Experts estimate that in the first 18 months of the pandemic, there were 2.4 million more retirements than there would have otherwise been. Due in part to the historic increase, an estimated 19.3% of the U.S. population were retired as of mid-2021, the largest share in at least the last 25 years. The two primary reasons older Americans left the workforce for good in recent months were the health risks posed by the pandemic and rising asset values - particularly in housing and the stock market - that made retirement financially feasible. Indeed, health and financial stability are two of many factors that affect overall quality of life throughout old age. Here is a look at what it costs to retire comfortably in every state. With retirements... Read more →


William F. Ludwig Jr., age 84, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On February 21, 2022. Age 84. Loving and devoted husband of 38 years to Patricia A. Ludwig (nee Bernard). Beloved father of Billy Ludwig (Monica), Matthew Ludwig (Emily) and Mary Jo Ludwig and step-father of Peter Houseknecht, Patti Heiser (Tom) and Mike DiCamillo (Larae). Cherished grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 9. Beloved brother of Irene Sanelli (Angelo). Bill received his bachelor’s degree in business from Villanova University. He spent his career in sales, owner of Etco, Inc Riverside, NJ Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Monday afternoon, February 28th from 2 to 3:45 PM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 4 PM in the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 420 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please memo: William F. Ludwig. Condolences... Read more →


Two Suspects Indicted For Robbery Spree Targeting Latino Businesses in North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Omar White-Davis, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, and Acia Moore, 20, also of Philadelphia, PA, were charged by Indictment with multiple counts of Hobbs Act robbery and related firearms offenses in connection with multiple armed robberies of businesses in the Feltonville and Juniata sections of North Philadelphia, including Café Tinto restaurant on Wyoming Avenue, which was targeted twice in two days. The Indictment alleges that White-Davis and Moore attempted to rob and did rob a variety of small businesses, both together and separately, stealing approximately $3,100 dollars total between November 21 and December 6, 2021. The incidents alleged are as follows: On November 21, 2021: WhiteDavis attempted to rob the Ariel Grocery, 2000 block of E. Pacific Street; On December 1, 2021: Moore robbed the AlMolhem Store, 400 block of E. Wyoming Avenue; On December 2, 2021: WhiteDavis and Moore robbed... Read more →


David W. Pascal, Jr.,of North Wildwood/Gloucester City

On February 19, 2022. Age 56. Of North Wildwood. Formerly of Brooklawn. Beloved son of David W. Pascal, Sr. and Barbara Heyne Middleton (Ronald). Loving brother of Beth Pascal (John Barski) and Michael Pascal (Sarah). Cherished uncle of Makenzie, Olivia, Jane, Alana and Mikayla and great-uncle of Lillian and Sophia. Nephew of James Pascal, Patricia Newdeck (Bill) and Paul B. Heyne (Karen). Lifelong best friend of Pat Danaher. Predeceased by his step-father, Robert F. Berry. David was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1984 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers Camden in 1989, where he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. David was an IT systems developer and his talents always had him working on many complex projects. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Monday, February 28th from 10 to 11 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426... Read more →


BluePearl Pet Hospital Releases Annual Pet Health Trends Report

... Revealing Most Pressing Health Issues Facing Pets Today Leveraging medical data from more than 100 BluePearl hospitals, and more than 1.29 million pets seen in 2021, this report offers a big picture of pet wellness across the U.S. Peyton Cleary Read BluePearl’s 2021 Pet Health Trends Report here. Tampa, Fla. - February 8, 2022 - BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital today released its 2021 Pet Health Trends Report which reveals the year’s most popular pet names and breeds, top pet diagnoses, and toxicities, pet obesity and pet blood donations trends, and more. Leveraging medical data from more than 184,000 cats, 662,000 dogs, and 11,500 other species (i.e., birds and reptiles), this report highlights the most pressing health issues facing pets today. BluePearl is one of the largest providers of advanced animal care in the U.S. with over 100 hospitals in 29 states. In 2021, BluePearl Associates cared for... Read more →


Ash Wednesday Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 12:05 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for Christians throughout the world. Lent is a 40-day period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving from Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday in preparation for the celebration of the sacred Paschal Triduum. Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:05 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Blessed Ashes will be distributed to the faithful at all the Masses, reminding them to repent and believe in the Gospel as the Lenten Season begins. Mass will also be celebrated at 7:15 a.m. (Chapel) and 5:15 p.m. (Basilica). In addition to the celebration of Mass with the distribution of Blessed Ashes, there will be Celebrations of the... Read more →


STUDY: Over Seven Percent of New Jersey bridges are ‘structurally deficient’

Report: By T.A. DeFeo / The Center Square contributor The Point-No-Point rail bridge (partly obscured), connecting Kearny and Newark, New Jersey, is seen March 30, 2019, running parallel to a New Jersey Turnpike bridge (foreground). The 120-year-old swing bridge is scheduled to be replaced. EQRoy / Shutterstock (The Center Square) – Roughly 7.1% of bridges in New Jersey are “structurally deficient,” meaning critical elements are in poor – or worse – condition. The finding is included in a recent report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). To compile its findings, the group analyzed the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 2021 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data. Of New Jersey’s 6,798 bridges, 482 are structurally deficient, including 32 on the interstate highway system. The good news is the number declined from 556 bridges classified as structurally deficient in 2017. “A strong economy needs strong infrastructure,” New Jersey Business &... Read more →


Dozens of Afghan Refugees Released in the U.S. with Significant Security Concerns, Not Vetted

Dozens of Afghan refugees released in the U.S. have Pentagon records that “indicate potentially significant security concerns,” according to a new federal audit that reveals the multi-agency intelligence conglomerate created after 9/11 to protect the nation from terrorists has failed to properly vet thousands of Afghans. Under the Biden administration’s Operation Allies Welcome (OAW), approximately 80,000 “displaced persons from Afghanistan” have been admitted into the country under a special immigrant visa (SIV) or humanitarian parole. The president directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead the chaotic plan to resettle the Afghans and the administration assured Americans the refugees would be thoroughly screened. That has not materialized and for months media reports have exposed crimes, including child molestation, assault, and domestic violence committed by Afghans housed at military bases throughout the U.S. Now a probe conducted by the Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General (IG) offers more troubling details... Read more →


Rowan to Play Stockton Saturday For NJAC Men's Basketball Title

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan will look to take home its second conference title in the last three seasons played when the #2 seed Profs take on #1 seed Stockton in the 2022 NJAC Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, February 26. Tip-off at The Sports Center in Galloway, NJ, is 6 p.m. The NJAC champion earns the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament, with the bracket being announced on Monday, February 28 at 12:30 p.m. 2022 NJAC CHAMPIONSHIP – February 26, 6 p.m. #2 ROWAN (22-4) at #1 STOCKTON (23-4) • Rowan’s last NJAC title came in 2018-19, when it defeated NJCU, 80-77, in Esby Gym. This marks the second appearance in the championship game under head coach Joe Crispin • The Profs have won eight in a row – their last loss was a 96-91 decision at Stockton on Jan. 26. Stockton also defeated Rowan in Esby... Read more →


Joan M. Hatch (nee Hindsley), 90, of Oaklyn

Joan M. Hatch (nee Hindsley) was a kind, loving, and strong mother. Her love for us filled our hearts until she passed away peacefully on February 22, 2022, at the age of 90. The loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind. Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Hatch, loving mother to Thomas (Gail), Richard (Dawn), John (Jenelle), and Michael (Susan). Loving grandmother of; Alyssa, Austin, Brianna, Brenton, the late Ryan, Zachary, Katelyn, Samantha, Matthew, Erin, William, Joseph, Jake, Charlie, Lucas, and Catherine. Dear sister of the late Margaret Lewis, the late Patricia Fast, Kathleen Burkett, John (Joyce) Hindsley, the Reverend Father Leonard Hindsley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joan was a longtime parishioner of Saint Aloysius Church in Oaklyn. Raised in Brooklawn, she graduated from Gloucester City High School Class of 1949. Joan loved to bowl, tap dance, travel and spend time at Brigantine... Read more →


Take Action and Tell the Governor to Expand High Quality Schools!

Charter School Community, As a member of the public charter school community, I am emailing you to take action on behalf of hundreds of families that will lose their schools next year if decisions are not reversed. Recently, NJDOE announced decisions on charter schools that will displace hundreds of families from the schools that they love. These schools are high-performing and serving students well which makes the decisions even more difficult to understand. As a member of the charter school community, please click here to send a pre-populated email to the Commissioner and the Governor asking them to reconsider and reverse their decisions to ensure that students can stay in the schools where they are excelling academically and the communities that they’ve been a part of, and thriving in, for years. As the Governor noted, we should support all schools that are top-performing regardless of school type. No child should... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: NJ Gives $16.2M to Cities for Enhancing Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs

NEW JERSEY awarded $16.2 million in grants to communities across the state to help them enhance waste reduction and recycling programs, a slight increase over the previous year’s total, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today. The annual awards are based on 2019 recycling performance, the most recent year for which data is available. Municipalities must use their funds for various recycling initiatives. These may include sponsoring household hazardous waste collection events, providing recycling receptacles in public places, or maintaining leaf composting operations. “Our state recycling grants support local waste reduction initiatives, helping to reduce local property tax burdens for New Jersey residents while improving the cleanliness of our communities,” Commissioner LaTourette said. “This vital state support for our local governments helps to strengthens municipal commitment to recycling and improves the quality of life for countless New Jerseyans.” The grants are awarded through the state’s Recycling Enhancement... Read more →


CHALKBEAT.ORG: Pennsylvania School System Funding On Trial

Pennsylvania’s school funding system has been on trial for the last few months. The case has offered two competing visions of how to improve the education of disadvantaged students. The plaintiffs — including six school districts and three families — argued that the state has put them at a disadvantage. Their witnesses testified about painful budget cuts and a raft of new research concluding that more money tends to improve schools. “It’s a case about people, about children struggling to overcome circumstances they can’t control,” one attorney said during opening statements. The defendants — the Republican leaders of the statehouse and senate — have pointed to Pennsylvania’s high overall education spending, questioned the relationship between money and academic outcomes, emphasized the state’s school choice programs, and said it’s not the court’s job to fix all that is wrong with schools. This case, a defense attorney said, is only about “whether... Read more →


EPA Awards Over $450,000 to NJ Sports & Exposition & NJDEP to Study Wetlands

NEW YORK (February 24, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has awarded grants for over $450,000 to two entities in New Jersey that will foster their programs to help protect wetlands. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority received two grants totaling $347,535, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection received one grant for $102,509. “New Jersey’s wetlands are critical to supporting healthy aquatic ecosystems as well as providing flood and erosion control, stabilizing shorelines, and supplying food and habitat for fish and wildlife,” said EPA Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia. “These grants will help improve protections for and scientific understanding of wetlands in New Jersey.” The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) was awarded $179,454 to measure the sustainability of marshes under future sea-level rise conditions in the Meadowlands of New Jersey. The purpose is to measure indicators of marsh resilience to... Read more →


Ronald H. Newell, 72, of Haddon Heights

On February 19, 2022, Ronald H., age 72 years, of Haddon Heights, NJ passed away. Ron was the beloved husband of Michele (Mickie) (nee Zachary); loving father of Chris Newell and Tricia Bygott (Brian), of Haddon Heights, NJ; proud and devoted grandfather of James, Riley, and Hannah; loving brother of Don (Barbara) and Jeff (Nancy); and beloved son of Grace (nee Dixon) and the late, Howard E. Newell Jr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a Haddon Heights High School baseball alum and loyal fan. His favorite pastimes were fishing, boating, and watching and videotaping his grandkids’ activities. He worked 30+ years for Verizon. He came out of retirement to work as the zoning officer for Haddon Heights. Ronald was a member of Grace Bible Church, 887 Clements Bridge Road, Barrington, NJ 08007. He also served in the Army National Guard. Interment was private at... Read more →


TCNJ's Health & Exercise Science Department Offering Health and Wellness Graduate Certificate This Summer

Ewing, NJ (Crothers Consulting) NEWS RELEASE / Thu February 24, 2022 9:30 EST Amid National Mental Health Decline, Top NJ Health Program Launches Online Graduate Certificate in Health and Wellness Amid national mental health crisis, TCNJ's health and exercise science department launches new fully online health and wellness graduate certificate. EWING, NJ February 24, 2022 – One of the more devastating effects of the pandemic has been a national decline in mental health. The US Census Bureau found overall household anxiety levels surged 6% from pre-COVID levels in 2021, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a 24% jump from 2019 to 2020 in child emergency room visits for mental health reasons. In the midst of this crisis, the health and exercise science department in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is launching a new fully... Read more →


CNB Business News: Local Century 21 Salesmen Honored

Madison, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) February 24, 2022 - Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized the following local sales affiliates with the CENTURY 21 2020 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. The annual award is based on results from the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Survey (QSS) which is e-mailed to consumers immediately after the purchase or sale of a home. To earn the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award, an agent must receive completed customer surveys for at least 80 percent of their transactions surveyed from January 1 - December 31, with an average survey score of at least 95 percent or better for two consecutive years. * Jitka McCabe of CENTURY 21 Alliance, located at 1163 Mantua Pike in Mantua * Elaine Hewitt of CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns, located at 508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road Suites 2 & 3 in Sewell "The Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award is an integral... Read more →


Robbery Suspects Targeting Latino Businesses in North Philadelphia Indicted

Suspects Involved in Six Armed Robberies PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Omar White-Davis, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, and Acia Moore, 20, also of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by Indictment with multiple counts of Hobbs Act robbery and related firearms offenses in connection with multiple armed robberies of businesses in the Feltonville and Juniata sections of North Philadelphia, including Café Tinto restaurant on Wyoming Avenue, which was targeted twice in two days. The Indictment alleges that White-Davis and Moore attempted to rob and did rob a variety of small businesses, both together and separately, stealing approximately $3,100 dollars total between November 21 and December 6, 2021. The incidents alleged are as follows: On November 21, 2021: WhiteDavis attempted to rob the Ariel Grocery, 2000 block of E. Pacific Street; On December 1, 2021: Moore robbed the AlMolhem Store, 400 block of E. Wyoming Avenue; On December... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN—San Jacinto County Deputy Constable Adams Shot and Killed

HOUSTON, TEXAS FEB 24, 2022 (CNBNEWSNET)—Deputy Constable Neil Adams was shot and killed with his own service weapon after being attacked inside of the PlazAmericas Mall in the 7500 block of Bellaire Boulevard of Houston. The subject was able to disarm Deputy Adams and fatally shot him shortly before 4:00 pm. The man then fled to the mall's food court where he was shot and killed by two Houston police officers when he approached him with an edged weapon. Deputy Adams had served with the San Jacinto County Constable's Office - Precinct 1 for two years and was assigned as the agency's environmental officer. He had previously served with the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


Rowan Holds Off Rutgers-Newark, to Advance to NJAC Men's Basketball Title Game

GLASSBORO, NJ – Marcellus Ross scored 20 points and Hafeez Melvin went 6-for-6 from the foul line in the final 29 seconds as Rowan held on to defeat Rutgers-Newark, 72-69, in the NJAC Men’s Basketball Semifinals and advance to the conference’s Championship game on Saturday at Stockton. Second-seeded Rowan (23-4), which has won eight straight, will take on top-seeded Stockton on Saturday at 6 p.m. with the champion earning the NJAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Melvin sealed the win for the Profs from the line hitting all six attempts although Rutgers-Newark scored eight points in the final 22 seconds, including a three-pointer at the buzzer, to provide the final margin. With 3:30 remaining, Rutgers-Newark (17-9) scored five straight to cut Rowan’s lead to 64-61. Neither team scored for two minutes until Andrew Seager found Ross underneath for a layup, giving the Profs a 66-61 lead with 1:11. The... Read more →


PSE&G Storm Warning: Be Prepared for Freezing Rain, Sleet and Snow, Starting Tonight into Friday

(FEBRUARY 24, 2022)--PSE&G is prepared for the freezing rain, sleet and snow forecast to begin tonight through tomorrow morning, particularly in northern areas of New Jersey. These conditions may cause tree limbs to break and pull down wires, causing outages. Ice buildup on power lines is always a concern, as is the safety of our employees who must work in slippery conditions. We are staffed and ready to respond to outages as safely and quickly as possible if they arise. PSE&G prepares year-round for extreme weather to maintain reliable service for our customers. Be safe and prepared Learn how to be safe during a storm event. Review our storm preparation tips. Stay away from downed wires; they should always be considered live.Stay at least 30 feet away from downed lines, and don’t go near the pole or anything touching the line. Immediately call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) to report downed... Read more →


Philly Residents Can Expect Troublesome Weather 

Everyone hates bad weather, but unfortunately, this is exactly what residents of Philadelphia can expect on Thursday lasting until Friday the next day. While this will likely only affect residents who live in the northern and western parts of Philadelphia, residents are still advised to take extra care when traveling. It will come as good news though that mass power outages are unlikely, and there shouldn’t be too much disruption as sleet and freezing rain begins to fall over the city. While some people will no doubt need to go out during this time, those who stay at home will be able to avoid the worst of the bad weather. Given the context of the last couple of years, people are no strangers to spending an extended amount of time in the home, but there is no doubt that people have gotten used to this after realizing that a variety... Read more →


Frank William Seddon, age 93 years, formerly of Audubon

On February 20, 2022, Frank William Seddon, age 93 years, formerly of Audubon, NJ, went home to be with the Lord. Frank was the beloved husband of 69 years of Mary (predeceased); devoted father of Warren F. Seddon (Sally) and Kathleen Trowbridge (Craig); and cherished and respected Grandfather of Keith Seddon, Matthew Trowbridge (Stephanie), Amy Trowbridge, and Jade Gray. Frank was predeceased by his 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank’s life was centered on his wife, Mary, his children, and grandchildren. The majority of Frank’s career involved quality control/electronics work. He originally worked with RCA and then went on to work at Spectron Northern Telecom. He was awarded the NASA Professional Excellence Award for his involvement on the 1969 RCA Apollo Manned Flight Awareness Project. Frank loved woodworking and in his retirement years enjoyed working at a hardware store. He was always... Read more →


FOOD TIPS: Smoked Sausage Classic Jambalaya

(NAPSI)—Mardi Gras is back—Fat Tuesday is March 1—and Jambalaya is an excellent savory recipe to enjoy the return of this ultimate celebration. You can try your hand at the classic New Orleans dish, using the “trinity” (onions, bell pepper and celery), tomatoes, chicken and Zatarain’s Smoked Sausage, available at Walmart and Kroger. Crunched for time? Use the quick and easy Zatarain’s Jambalaya mix instead. “Many people outside of New Orleans don’t realize that Mardi Gras is really a family holiday,” said Claude Davis, Principal Scientist for Zatarain’s and a native of New Orleans’s Tremé neighborhood. “This time of year is as much about the food as it is about anything else and Zatarain’s Smoked Sausage is the perfect ingredient to bring home the flavor of New Orleans, no matter where you live.” Smoked Sausage Classic Jambalaya Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Servings: 8 1 tablespoon vegetable oil... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: CORPORATE ELITES ARE PLAYING BLACKS

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how large corporations are playing blacks: We chose to review the diversity statements and programs of ten large-scale corporations. We then compared them to the racial profile of their top executives. The results are an eye-opener. The worst offender, meaning the corporation with the biggest hypocrites, is Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs In June 2020, Goldman Sachs announced that it “has a message right now to the companies they invest in: drive diversity throughout the organization, or we may just drive away from your stock.” Good thing that principle doesn’t apply to themselves. If it did, it would mean sudden death. There are 9 Executive Officers at Goldman Sachs. All are white. They have no blacks, Hispanics or Asians in these top positions. Here are the other corporate phonies, in alphabetical order. American Express American Express asks workers to... Read more →


Sports betting at its best

Sports betting are a part of big and famous games for decades. This is not new to sports and there are many parts of the world where it is legal and considered as a source of income for both casinos and country. When a better puts his money on the winning chances of a player or a team in a given match then people call it sports betting. Moreover, there are several sports wherein a sport betting takes place. Earlier it was more common in competitive racing sports but now there are many sports wherein betting is made legal in many parts of the world. People are getting access with the platform to play the game like Sbobet88. And if we talk about online betting then the internet is flooded with websites and applications that have attracted a huge number of customers. The only question arises is to identify the... Read more →


Gail Dragon New Board Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Gloucester County

Glassboro, NJ, February 15, 2022 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County is welcoming Gail Dragon into its Board of Directors. The current Board of Directors approved her nomination on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Gail Dragon graduated from Arcadia University with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She spent many years as an educator teaching kindergarten, first grade and second grade in Queens, NY, Philadelphia, and Clementon, NJ in the public education system. While raising two daughters, she began volunteering in a variety of organizations. She was PTA President of Signal Hill Elementary School, as well as Voorhees Middle School. Gail served as a Board member at Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill and on the board of the Foundation at Inspira Medical Center. She co-hosted the Annual Ball for several years with her husband, Dr. Glenn Dragon. Gail became involved at the Boys and Girls... Read more →


Pennsylvania Man Charged with Torturing; the Alleged Incident Happened in 2015 in Kurdistan

Defendant Previously Charged with Illegally Exporting Weapons Parts to Iraq A Pennsylvania man was arrested yesterday on charges alleging that he tortured a victim in the Kurdistan region of Iraq in 2015. A superseding indictment returned Tuesday in the Middle District of Pennsylvania charges Ross Roggio, 53, of Stroudsburg, with suffocating a victim with a belt, threatening to cut off one of the victim’s fingers and directing Kurdish soldiers to inflict other severe physical and mental pain and suffering on the victim. “These charges demonstrate that the Department of Justice will hold U.S. citizens who commit horrendous acts of violence accountable,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The Criminal Division is committed to bringing human rights violators to justice.” “The grand jury charges that the defendant directed and participated in the systematic torture of an employee over the course of 39 days... Read more →


John D. Herbert, Wanted by Gloucester Township PD

John D. Herbert DOB 1/27/1977 Last Known Address 2355 E. Somerset St, Philadelphia On February 9, 2022, at approximately 3:30 AM, Gloucester Township Police patrols attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver/ suspect fled, eluding police, and operated the vehicle in a reckless manner creating a risk of injury to the public. GTPD patrols did not pursue the vehicle, and through investigation identified John D. Herbert as the driver/ suspect. Herbert was charged on a warrant with 2nd Degree Eluding, is currently wanted, and his current whereabouts are unknown. If you know the location of John D. Herbert call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also... Read more →


Proud American Vanlines, A.K.A. Moving Accounting Indicted for Moving Fraud Worth Over $12 Million

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Matthew Pardi, 37, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Ashley Lynn Hars, of Plantation, FL, and Pardi’s wholly-owned corporation, Proud American Vanlines, LLC, formerly known as Moving Accounting Department, LLC, were charged by Indictment with wire fraud, interstate transportation of property obtained by fraud, and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme in which they held customers’ belongings for ransom. CNBNews graphic files The Indictment alleges that over the course of more than three years, Pardi and Hars created a series of online profiles for moving companies, stealing the identities of legitimate companies to support their fake identities. The defendants falsely claimed that the companies were “family-owned,” that they had been in business for over a decade, and boasted more than a thousand satisfied customers. The defendants created false 5-Star reviews on their own websites and on legitimate review websites... Read more →


Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament Seeks Committee Members

The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament, which benefits Gloucester Catholic, seeks alumni and friends to help with the sub-committees. If interested, please contact Pat Murphy as soon as possible at pmurphy@gchsrams.org. Read more →