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March 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy Test Positive for COVID-19

By T.A. DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square)(March 31, 2022)-– New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “asymptomatic and feeling well,” his office said Thursday afternoon. Murphy, a Democrat, on Thursday took a rapid antigen test “as part of a regularly-scheduled testing regime,” Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna said in a statement. After it returned positive, the governor took a PCR test, which was also positive. “The contact tracing process has begun to notify everyone who may have come into contact with the governor during the potential infection window,” Gunaratna said. “Per CDC guidance, the governor will cancel in-person events, isolate for the next five days, and continue to monitor for symptoms before taking an additional PCR test. “The governor has diligently taken precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and encourages everyone eligible to get vaccinated and boosted, as he has done,... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Capture Serial Shoplifting Couple

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (March 31, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--On Friday, March 25, 2022, at 03:26 PM, Gloucester Township Police Department Retail Theft Detectives were advised by Target Store Security that a serial shoplifting duo who previously hit several retail stores in the Camden / Gloucester / Burlington County areas were actively shoplifting at the Gloucester Township Target Store. Officers were dispatched to the Target Store on Berlin-Cross Keys Road to intercept the suspects. graphic files Retail Theft Detective provided updates by radio to arriving officers that the male suspect dropped all of the merchandise at the Target entrance and ran towards an awaiting vehicle. As the suspect entered a silver SUV, arriving officers located it fleeing from Target’s parking lot. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and a male suspect, later identified as Berron West from Gibbstown, fled from the vehicle across the parking lot. The female driver, later identified as Ashely... Read more →


Be prepared. Be connected. PATCO provides transit-related alerts and advisories by text message (SMS) to registered mobile devices. The alert system is powered by Everbridge, a recognized leader in mass notification systems and allows PATCO to provide alerts and advisories in a reliable manner. Enroll Now! To register your mobile device to receive alerts and advisories in one or more of the listed KEYWORD categories from the menu below, take the following steps: Select the KEYWORD category of alerts & advisories you want to receive. Text the name of the KEYWORD category to 888777. You will receive a response text message confirming your registration. Repeat steps 1 – 3 for each KEYWORD category you want to receive. Make sure you receive registration confirmation for each KEYWORD category for which you register. Please re-register for any category that is not confirmed. KEYWORDNOTIFICATION DESCRIPTION PATCOWeekdays 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Messages and... Read more →

58-Year-Old Trenton Man Convicted of Robbing Nearly $7,000 from Bordentown City Bank

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Superior Court jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting a 58-year-old Trenton man of robbing a Bordentown City bank of nearly $7,000 in January 2020. George T. Rodgers, of Jarvis Place, was found guilty yesterday of one count of Robbery (Second Degree). The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for May 27. Rodgers has been lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since being taken into custody just hours after holding up the bank. The investigation began around noon on January 14, 2020, after officers were dispatched to the Investor’s Bank in the 200 block of Route 130 for a report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that the suspect approached the bank on a bicycle, then entered wearing a ski mask and passed the teller a note that read, “Give me the money, no dye bags.” The... Read more →

Consumer Tips: Buying a Lawmower

(NAPSI)—More time spent at home is prompting homeowners across America to improve their property’s curb appeal. With an increased focus on their yards, many individuals are looking to upgrade their old lawn mowers to something newer and equipped with more features. Zero-turn mowers, for example, are designed to ensure a picture-perfect cut with every mow. But with various options to choose from, the process can sometimes feel overwhelming. When researching which zero-turn mower is right for your property, consider the following: Where will you purchase your mower? A good starting point is a local outdoor power equipment dealer. Dealers are experts in their field, can provide thorough answers to your questions and service your mower when the time comes. In addition, they’ll be able to help guide you towards the right mower by asking pertinent questions such as, how big is the lawn you’re mowing? How often do you mow... Read more →


PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Emergency Management Agency In accordance with 44 CFR §9.8 for Executive Orders 11988 & 11990 Proposed Security Enhancements Camden NJ Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia County, PA and Camden County, NJ Notification is hereby given to the public of the intent of the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) to provide federal funding to the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) as the recipient for the proposed security enhancement of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which connects the City of Philadelphia, PA to the City of Camden, NJ over the Delaware River. Funding will be provided through the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). The purpose of the PSGP is to support security enhancements for critical port infrastructure that may be vulnerable to potential acts of terror. This notification is given in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 11988 (Floodplain Management), Executive Order (EO) 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), Federal Coastal... Read more →

Voorhees Police Department Initiating #9PM Routine

The Voorhees Police Department will be initiating our #9PM routine. The #9PM routine is a nightly reminder to residents to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicle doors, lock the doors to their residences, turn on exterior lights and activate all alarms and security systems. For the next couple of weeks we will send out a nightly reminder ‪to lock up your vehicle and homes. We ask residents to set a nightly reminder on their smartphones or other devices that will remind them to follow the #9PM routine. We also encourage you to share this routine with your neighbors and friends. Criminals look for easy targets to take advantage of. You can make it more difficult for them by following the #9PMRoutine. Many vehicle burglaries, and stolen vehicles occur as a result of vehicles being left unlocked. Criminals walk through neighborhoods, pulling on vehicle door handles, and hoping to... Read more →

The best representatives of MMORPG games – Top 5

MMORPGs are one of those game types that you can't just play for a few days. Many people play MMORPGs for months or even years, performing tasks and leveling up their characters. As a rule, for such a game to entice a player in the long run, developers must put in a lot of effort and pay close attention to both the gameplay and the design of locales. MMORPG games have long been one of the gaming industry's foundations, with many intriguing projects to discuss today. Check out these five games that are among the greatest examples of the MMORPG genre. #1. World of Warcraft Even non-gamers have heard of the famous Warcraft, which says a lot. The game has just awesome networking, as well as numerous unique races, settings, and missions with history. In the realm of Warcraft, you may become anyone: a magician, a warrior, a healer, and... Read more →

Haddonfield Welcomes Revolutionary War Reenactment in June

The Skirmish Brings South Jersey’s Colonial History to Life in Day-Long Event Haddonfield, NJ (March 29, 2022) – After a two-year hiatus, Haddonfield’s popular revolutionary war reenactment will return in June 2022. The Skirmish brings history books to life with a day of Revolutionary War soldiers, horses, clashes between colonists and redcoats, family friendly programming, music, and important moments from South Jersey and Haddonfield’s history in the founding of the U.S. On Saturday, June 4, 2022, the British will invade Haddonfield and be challenged by Continental troops, just as they did 244 years ago -- in June 1778. Redcoats on horseback will charge, muskets will be fired, and the Continentals will try to stop the redcoats before they head off to New York (and are intercepted at the Battle at Monmouth). The Skirmish and a day of events surrounding it take place on and around Kings Highway, Haddonfield’s main street.... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Investigating Theft of Purse at Timber Creek Dog Park

The pictured female suspect was captured on several surveillance cameras at Deptford Mall utilizing credit cards that were stolen one hour earlier from the Timber Creek Dog Park on Sunday, March 13, 2022. The suspect was captured by camera arriving and leaving the Deptford Mall as a rear passenger of the pictured dark SUV, possibly along with two or three other suspects. Through investigation, the suspect(s) utilized the victim’s credit cards to purchase several gift certificates at three Deptford Mall Stores totaling $3,800.00, and attempted to purchase $883.00 of gift cards in Mt. Ephraim but the purchase was declined. Detectives are also waiting for high quality video of the suspects, which will be release as an updated Crime Stoppers in the near future if needed. At the Timber Creek Dog Park, the victim placed her pocketbook behind the driver’s seat of her vehicle, walked her dog into the park, and... Read more →

St. Katharine Drexel, The Saint, who founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

How a saint became part of the U.S. tax code By Catholic News Service - March 29, 2022 0 310 This likeness of St. Katharine Drexel is seen at the Katharine Drexel Shrine in Bensalem, Pa. The saint, who founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, helped lobby Congress in 1924 to make an federal income tax deduction for charitable giving part of the U.S. tax code. (CNS photo/The Crosiers) By Tim Swift, Catholic News Service This tax season, Americans have an unexpected figure to thank for one of their most-used deductions. She wasn’t an accountant, a lawyer or even a politician, but an actual saint. St. Katharine Drexel is well known for being a trailblazing figure in the early 20th century, championing the needs of Native Americans and Black Americans, but few know she may have the most lasting impact on philanthropy of any American in U.S. history. Her... Read more →

Rowan Over Penn State Harrisburg 12-10

GLASSBORO, NJ – Anthony Schooley and Chris Curcio each hit home runs to help pace #7 Rowan (12-4) to a 12-10 win over Penn State Harrisburg, in a game that was shortened to eight innings because of darkness. Curcio hit a three-run home run in the first inning as the Profs took an early 6-2 lead. Schooley pushed Rowan ahead for good in the fifth inning, with his three-run blast as the Profs gained a 10-7 lead. Schooley went 2-for-3 on the day with two runs and four RBI, while Ryan Murphy went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Jason O’Neill (4-0) earned the victory as one of six pitchers used on the day by the Profs, with Chris Au getting the start. O’Neill struck out three in three innings of work. After Penn State (9-11) started off with two runs in the top of the first, the Profs got six,... Read more →

Rowan Sweeps Haverford in Double Header

GLASSBORO, NJ -- #19 Rowan powered its way to a DH sweep of Haverford in the Profs' home opener on a chilly Wednesday. Game one saw a late home run break a tie for a 4-1 win while a five-run sixth keyed an 8-2 victory in game two. Payton MacNair's three-run homer in the fifth was the difference while Emily August (7-3) struck out five on just four hits and a run in the first game. Rowan plated a run in the first when McKenzie Melvin raced home from third when an errant throw down to second to try and get Morgan Zane sailed into right field. The Fords countered in the fourth, getting a sac fly from Nikki Kingsland to score Mia Kessinger. MacNair stepped to the plate in the fifth with Grace Shukaitis on second and Melvin on first and cranked her fourth longball of the season over... Read more →

Janet L. Waibel, age 75, Longtime Resident of Westmont,

Janet L. Waibel passed away on March 28, 2022 at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden, NJ. A longtime resident of Westmont, NJ she was 75 years old. Janet was the beloved daughter of the late Harry and Catherine Waibel, Sr. Dear sister of the late Harry Waibel, Jr. (Theresa). Loving aunt of Nancy Freeland, Eric (Jennifer) Waibel and Jennifer Waibel. She is also survived by great nieces and nephew: Ashley, Nicole, Natalie, Erica and Jimmy; great-great nephew, Dajon, great-great niece, Cecily, her aunt, Beauty, cousins: Cindy White, Sue Hartman and James White and her dog, Cinder. Janet was a 50 year employee with West Jersey/Virtua Hospital, serving as a lab technician. She enjoyed spending time with friends at Turtle Run Campground and time outdoors with her dog. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Friday, April 1, 2022 10 to 11:30 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE... Read more →

Atlantic City Community Day Cleanup and Party in the Park

Stockton University and the City of Atlantic City will host the first citywide Atlantic City Community Day Cleanup and Party in the Park from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 (rain date April 24). The event, one of the highlights of Stockton’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2021-22, will bring together city residents, local employees, and Stockton students, faculty, staff, and alumni to work together and have fun. The day will start with a cleanup at each of the city’s six wards and the beach from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. All that work will be rewarded with a block party in O’Donnell Park across from the Stockton Atlantic City campus. “We talked to the neighborhood associations and there was a lot of support for having both a community service component and a party to celebrate the day,” said Stockton Atlantic City Chief Operating Officer Brian K. Jackson. “This... Read more →

Tommy Shek - Five Benefits Of Investing Your Money In Real Estate

Many new investment opportunities have made their way into the financial world in the last few decades. But one name that has been on top throughout these years is real Estate. Real Estate is considered one of the safest investment options even in the current world of digital assets and cryptocurrencies. Many benefits come with purchasing and investing in real estate. These five benefits of investing in real Estate shared here are a great place to start: 1. Ultimate Options For Savings When you purchase an existing house and rent it out, you can save money each month. The balance of the rent will then be deposited into your bank account every month. In addition, because real estate is considered a form of investment, the income should be able to grow over time. Also, if you're looking for a good rental property to earn extra money, real Estate may just... Read more →

The best representatives of MMORPG games – Top 5

MMORPGs are one of those game types that you can't just play for a few days. Many people play MMORPGs for months or even years, performing tasks and leveling up their characters. As a rule, for such a game to entice a player in the long run, developers must put in a lot of effort and pay close attention to both the gameplay and the design of locales. MMORPG games have long been one of the gaming industry's foundations, with many intriguing projects to discuss today. Check out these five games that are among the greatest examples of the MMORPG genre. #1. World of Warcraft Even non-gamers have heard of the famous Warcraft, which says a lot. The game has just awesome networking, as well as numerous unique races, settings, and missions with history. In the realm of Warcraft, you may become anyone: a magician, a warrior, a healer, and... Read more →

Volunteers Needed for Avalon Dune Grass Planting April 23

Avalon’s annual dune grass planting event will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. You are invited to come and enjoy a fun morning on the beach while making Avalon’s dune system stronger, healthier, and more resilient. Schools and organizations are invited to participate as well. Volunteers will meet at Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30am. A bagged light lunch will be offered to all volunteers. If you would like to participate, please call Sue Keen at (609) 967-5924 or Chuck McDonnell at (609) 967-3066 no later than April 11th. Read more →

CNB PET TIPS: Approved Tips For New Pet Parents

by Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM (NAPSI)—Whether you’ve just decided to welcome a new pet to your family or you’re in the throes of early pet parenthood, like all pet parents you may experience challenges along with the joy, cuteness and many other rewarding parts of having pets. Dog, cat, bird, fish, reptile or small pet, each animal that comes into your life has unique needs, from grooming and habitat to nutrition, exercise and enrichment. Here are a few veterinarian-approved tips to help navigate every step of the way—from preparation to “Gotcha Day,” early bonding, life stage transitions and beyond—and foster long-lasting pet health and wellness. Do Your Homework: Help start your pets’ journey off on the right paw by researching what it takes to prioritize their well-being and help them thrive. •The process can be overwhelming at first, but a Petco pet care center and are great places... Read more →

Worldwide Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

By Jennifer Mauro - March 25, 2022 On the day Pope Francis asked for the worldwide consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Father John Fisher, OSFS, shared messages of hope and action. Quoting from Saint Francis de Sales, he said, “Let the world turn upside down. Let everything be in darkness, in smoke, in uproar. God is with us.” That message, he said, “is the consolation we have to take in such tough times, whether it be in Ukraine, Russia or on our own streets, families or personal lives.” Photo Gallery: Consecration of Russia, Ukraine in Camden’s Cathedral Father Fisher, rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden, joined Pope Francis, bishops and priests around the world in celebrating Mass on March 25 – the Feast of the Annunciation – and leading the faithful in the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of... Read more →

Details about spice dao and the dune nft

Throughout the end of the week, Spice DAO was commending its excellent arrangement to deliver NFTs in light of an intriguing book specifying the bombed variation of producer Alejandro Judorowski's Frank Herbert's awe-inspiring sci-fi novel Dune, In November, they accepted their duplicate at the Christie's closeout for 2.66 million euros (a little more than 3 3 million). It was recorded at 25,000-€ 35,000, so the DAO paid multiple times more than assessed. If you want to know more about the depth related spice dao and the dune nft then visit here. The gathering erroneously felt that the buy included getting copyright to deliver NFTs in light of the book. Along these lines, the bad Twitter viciously called attention to, in addition to other things, this expensive misstep that Spice DAO didn't recollect. More about Spice DAO's Dune NFT Blunder In a tweet, Spice DAO said it would "disclose the book... Read more →

Sage Conwell Russell, III, 75, of Gloucester City; Retired Camden City Employee, Active in Boy Scouts, Navy Veteran

Gloucester City – On March 26, 2022. Age 75. Loving husband of 40 years to Linda A. Russell (nee Alfred). Beloved father of Michele Snyder (Jay), Sage IV (Sara), Beth Russell (Mike B.). Cherished grandfather of James, Erin, Jacob, Mason, Sage V and Koa. Beloved brother of Lorraine, Nora and Sandra and brother-in-law of Patricia. Sage Conwell Russell, III Sage was born in Camden, NJ to the late Sage C. Russell, Jr. and Nora M. (nee Olsen). He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, class of 1966. Sage was a member of the US Naval Sea Cadets in Camden from 1959–1965. He went on to proudly serve our country in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1968 and was a recipient of the National Defense Service Ribbon. Sage was very active in Boy Scouts over the years. He was a member of Troop 14 in Camden... Read more →

Delaware River Port Authority Appoints New Chief Security/Safety Officer and Chief of Police

Police veterans, Robert Finnegan (pictured on left) and Chief Edward Cobbs, bring a combined 58 years of law enforcement experience to DRPA as it creates new and innovative ways to keep people connected safely (March 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Board of Commissioners today appointed Captain Robert J. Finnegan, Sr., a 30-year veteran of the DRPA Police Department, to serve as Chief Security/Safety Officer and Captain Edward W. Cobbs, Jr., a 28-year veteran of the department, to serve as Chief of Police. As Chief Security/Safety Officer, Finnegan will manage the Authority’s strategic planning efforts related to security and safety preparedness. In addition, he will oversee the agency’s Public Safety, Homeland Security/Emergency Management, and Safety departments. “Given the challenges our region and nation face with safety and cyber security issues, I am pleased we are appointing our first ever Chief Security/Safety Officer today,” said DRPA Chairwoman Cherelle L. Parker... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-(March 29, 2022)--It looks as though we're in for another municipal (city) tax increase. Are we shocked? I doubt it. I found something, actually several somethings, that should shock every taxpayer, though. I'm finishing work on my cousin's estate and before closing it I thought I would check the state database for unclaimed property. The good news is I found $68 I didn't know I had and $2,100 I didn't know my cousin had and then...I looked into Gloucester City. Here is where we might be shocked and angry. Why are our politicians talking about raising taxes when there are twenty-one unclaimed accounts for Gloucester City and/or various departments? These accounts are old. The asset, usually money, was abandoned by the owner of the account and after a few years, it is turned over to the state treasury. The state tries to find... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Tell the FTC to Lower Drug Costs by Examining PBM Business Practices

graphic courtesy of AMAC By AMAC Action AMAC Action is excited to announce a significant initiative for our members and friends. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is asking for comments concerning the business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBM). This is a significant development given that many Americans are familiar with PBM entities like, CVS Caremark, Optum Rx, and Express Scripts, but know very little about how they operate. AMAC Action has been calling for PBM business transparency for 4 years to expose the legal “safe harbor” that exists for these organizations. This safe harbor allows pharmacy benefit managers to charge drug manufacturers excessive fees to access the millions of insured lives that PBMs control. These fees find their way back to consumers, including Medicare beneficiaries, in the form of high drug costs. These fees are anti-competitive and distort the free market which should be the deciding factor in determining... Read more →

Help Document Bird Species at Delaware Reserves

Citizen Science Project at Blackbird Creek and St. Jones Runs Through 2022 The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is encouraging visitors to help with a data collection project by documenting the species of birds they see while visiting the Blackbird Creek and St. Jones reserves. The year-long project will help create a snapshot of the birds that visit the lands within DNERR’s boundaries, and will help provide input for conservation plans, land stewardship and restoration efforts. The Bald Eagle, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Clapper Rail and tree swallows are among the birds that have been spotted by volunteers so far this year. The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is one of 30 National Estuarine Research Reserves across the country whose goal is to establish, protect and manage natural estuarine habitats for research, education and coastal stewardship. The DNERR has two main components, the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend and the... Read more →

Adopt today at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter Lots of Pets Available

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s kennel is full of animals looking for their forever homes! “We have a lot of dogs at the shelter patiently waiting for homes. There’s a match for everyone,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “We are committed to finding each animal their perfect home. We will always prioritize the well-being of the animals when finding their forever families.” Director Frank J. DiMarco is the liaison to the shelter and would like to remind residents that adoption fees remain only $35.00 for dogs and cats 5 years and younger. Fees for animals 6 years and older is waived. “It’s never been more affordable to adopt at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter,” said Director DiMarco. The shelter's adoption department expanded their hours in January 2022. Hours are: Monday 8:00 a.m.­– 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.... Read more →


Police Officer Christopher Gibson Dallas Police Department, TX EOW: Sunday, January 2, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Deportation Officer William Hayes United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, US EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Trooper John Sumter Horton North Carolina Highway Patrol, NC EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: Struck by vehicle Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta Curry County Sheriff's Office, NM EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Bart Lane Arnold Enid Police Department, OK EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara Casa Grande Police Department, AZ EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer David Leroy Ingle Iola Police Department, KS EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Franklin Joe Lone Star College System Police Department, TX EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Officer Bruce Eckhoff United... Read more →

CNB CONSUMER ALERT: Cybersecurity advice to protect your connected devices and accounts

By Alvaro Puig March 23, 2022 For so many of us, cell phones and computers are embedded in our personal and professional lives. We talk and text, we browse the web, we watch, and we create. Our devices store a lot of personal information, so it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to make sure your computer, phone, and other connected devices are protected. Update your software Software developers release updates — to software, operating systems, and internet browsers — to patch vulnerabilities before attackers can exploit them. Some programs are pre-set to update automatically. Check your settings and turn on automatic updates to keep up with the latest protections against security threats. If your software is not set to update automatically, you’ll have to update it manually. The same principles apply for your phone: set it to update automatically. Otherwise, keep an eye out for updates, and... Read more →

NYC's In-School COVID Testing Program Cost $30 Million a Month, Is It Still Worth The Cost? graphic files Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat New York Mar 22, 2:17pm EDT As New York City peels back virus safety measures in schools, including mask mandates and social distancing guidelines, one tool remains in place: its in-school COVID testing program that swabs a slice of each school community every week. But that program comes at a significant cost, roughly $30 million a month on average, Chalkbeat has learned, raising questions among some public health experts about whether it is the best use of resources to protect school communities from the coronavirus. Some epidemiologists said the current level of surveillance testing can be valuable, with the city aiming to test at least 10% of students at each school every week. As the city rolls back some mitigation measures, and with another virus surge potentially on the horizon, regular testing can provide a check that the virus remains under control in the... Read more →

Patricia K. Fenton (nee Karwacki), of Mt. Ephraim

Patricia K. Fenton (nee Karwacki), on March 26, 2022, of Mt. Ephraim; formerly of the Fairview section of Camden. Age 62. Beloved wife of the late William A. Fenton. Devoted mother of Jennifer Fenton (Stephanie/Julie), William Fenton (Erin), and James Fenton (Camille). Loving grandmother of Parker, Connor, Krista, Aiden, Gianna, and Baby Boy Fenton. Dear daughter of Joseph Karwacki and the late Patricia (nee Knedeison) and sister of Joseph (Jeff), Michele, George, James (Christina), Stacey (Charles, Sr.), Steven (Debbie), and Scott. Daughter-in-law of Mary Lee Fenton. Sister-in-law of Jim Fenton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Patricia was very strong in her faith. She enjoyed going to the movies and trips to the casino. She worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden for over 40 years. Patricia will be remembered as someone who was devoted to her family and friends. There will... Read more →

ProPublica Series: St. Jude’s Unspent Billions

St. Jude Fights Donors’ Families in Court for Share of Estates by David Armstrong and Ryan Gabrielson ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Behind the Hospital’s Claims to Donors Most Americans know St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through television advertisements featuring Hollywood celebrities asking for contributions or the millions of fundraising appeals that regularly arrive in mailboxes across the country. graphic files But a select group of potential donors is targeted in a more intimate way. Representatives of the hospital’s fundraising arm visit their homes; dine with them at local restaurants; send them personal notes and birthday cards; and schedule them for “love calls.” What makes these potential donors so special? They told St. Jude they were considering leaving the hospital a substantial amount in their wills. Once the suggestion was made,... Read more →

Beard Oil: How To Grow A Beard Faster Using Beard Oil

Beard oil is one of the most popular products for men who want to grow a beard faster. Many men find that using beard oil helps their beard to grow thicker and fuller. There are a few things you need to know about how to use beard oil properly so that you can get the best results. What are the benefits of using beard oil? Beard oil is a great way to keep your beard looking healthy and groomed. It can help to tame frizzy hair, keep the beard moisturized, and make it look shiny and groomed. There are many benefits to using beard oil, including moisturizing dry skin and reducing breakouts. Beard oil can also help improve hair's shine, softness, and manageability. In addition, beard oil and beard balm both provide benefits that include moisturizing dry skin. How do you apply it? Wash your beard with a shampoo that... Read more →

CNB TRAFFIC ALERT: I-76 and I-295 lane, ramp closures tonight and tomorrow night in Bellmawr

Closures necessary for barrier replacement and preparation for girder removal (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-76 eastbound ramp to I-295 southbound will be closed tonight and I-295 northbound ramp to I-276 westbound will be closed tonight and tomorrow night as the Browning Road Bridge demolition continues in Bellmawr, Camden County. I-76 eastbound Exit 1A Closure NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the I-76 eastbound left lane before the Browning Road Bridge and the Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 28 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29. The closure is necessary to replace barriers. The following detours will be in place: I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound detour: Motorists traveling on I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound will be directed to take Exit 1B to I-295 northbound, which is before Exit 1A... Read more →

List of Casinos Not On Gamstop to Earn Money and Have Fun

It is no secret that many users like to play online casino slots. They provide people with a 2-in-1 option. They may play for fun and entertainment and simultaneously earn money. Some lucky and smart ones may earn really huge sums. Therefore, online casinos and companies that represent them are of high popularity. Nonetheless, sometimes your access is limited. It is always better to select casinos not on GamStop. Gamcare, UKGC, and other associations have developed a special initiative called Gamstop. It limits access of gamers to certain games, as well as controls the time they spend playing. What are the reasons for limits? The UK government and other European countries have decided that the process of gaming leads to addiction. Indeed, thousands of people really have an addiction that is induced by playing games. They cannot stop themselves, and so really need such initiatives as GameStop. On the other... Read more →

Discover Some Great Advantages of Invisalign Aligners 

If you want to improve your facial appearance while boosting overall mouth hygiene in 2022, you need to focus on orthodontic treatment. Speaking of orthodontic treatment, nothing is as great and effective as Invisalign. The modern Invisalign technology is capable of fixing your damaged or broken tooth with removable plastic appliances. Unlike the old-school orthodontic treatment like the fixed braces, the Invisalign treatment comes with many benefits. From convenience and comfort to health benefits, the Invisalign treatment is great. Additionally, the Invisalign trays are almost invisible. Therefore, they will undoubtedly be considered as one of the most attractive propositions for new orthodontic patients. If you’re planning to go through orthodontic treatment to fix your damaged or crooked teeth, you might find Invisalign treatment more effective. Even though people get confused while choosing between metal braces and Invisalign aligners, keep in mind that Invisalign looks better and they perform better than... Read more →

What are the Most Common Cosmetic Procedures by Top Plastic Surgeon in Singapore?

Plastic surgery is no longer looked upon as something unconventional or unusual. It has become extremely common these days with more than 18 million people undergoing some or other cosmetic procedures in the United States alone. Also, the purpose of plastic surgery is not limited to improving the physical appearance of a person but also boosting his/her well-being by helping him/her overcome certain bodily issues. Today, both men and women have several plastic surgery options to avail themselves of. With centers like conducting various cosmetic procedures on daily basis, it is essential to know about some of the most common types, especially if you are considering going under the knife. Liposuction Liposuction has been in trend for a long time now. It is a frequently conducted surgical procedure that suctions fat from specific areas of the person’s body. The intention is to provide a slimmer and shapelier structure. Now,... Read more →

Anna V. Wright, age 87, of Audubon

On March 17, 2022. Age 87 of Audubon, NJ. Born in Clifton Heights, PA she was the daughter of the late, Thomas F. and Lydia (Morrow) Ernst. She is survived by her loving daughters, Sharon Ann Lewin, Robin L. Battersby; sister, Edna Mae Hoffman; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her husbands, Charles W. Wright and William J. McDonald. Burial will be private at the family’s convenience. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME:851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

CNB Delaware News: DuPont Nature Center to Reopen April 2

Health Protocols in Place for Guest Safety The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will welcome visitors again when it reopens for the season Saturday, April 2, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controlannounced today. The facility will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April through September on the following days: April: Wednesdays and Saturdays only (closed Easter weekend) May: Tuesday through Sunday (closed on Mondays) June-July-August: Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday) September: Wednesdays and Saturdays only Visitors of kindergarten age and older will be required to wear a face covering while inside the nature center. In the spring, the center’s large deck overlooking the harbor offers wildlife watchers an unrivaled view of the spectacle of spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, including federally-listed threatened red knots that feast on horseshoe crab eggs to help fuel their 9,000-mile journey to the arctic.... Read more →

CNB Entertainment: Red Bank Battlefield Spring Festival coming this April

(National Park, NJ)- Step back in time for a day of history and family fun at the annual Red Bank Battlefield Spring Festival on Saturday, April 9 from noon until 4 p.m. The event is free for all to attend. Director Frank J. DiMarco said, “The annual Spring Festival is a great way to enjoy springtime in Gloucester County. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the event, from games and crafts for children, a petting zoo, and colonial demonstrations to food and unique vendors.” Colonial demonstrations include labor-saving inventions, candle-making, military life, magic shows at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., and much more. Commissioner Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Parks, said, “The Spring Festival is a great way to experience life in colonial Gloucester County and colonial America. Along with all the outdoor fun, The James and Ann Whitall House will be open for tours and special battlefield... Read more →

Jean Tier, of Audubon, age 92

Shirley Jean Tier (nee Brown Chambers) of Audubon, NJ, formerly of Fairview, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was 92 years old. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Florence Chambers. She was the beloved wife of the late James Donald Tier. She was also predeceased by her brother Larry Brown (Pat). She was the devoted mother of Donna Jean Tier and cherished grandmother of Christopher James Crean (Kat Christodolou). Dear aunt of Lauri Kuder, Vicki Hewitt, Paula Jones, Joe Tier (Julie), Gigi Shough and Kathy Haines. She is also survived by the Wilkinson family, who were close to her heart. The Tier family also wants to acknowledge the kindness of Jean's aide Debbie. Jean worked as a waitress for 50 years, and always had a pleasant personality and welcoming smile. She worked at Friendly's in Westmont for 25 years before retiring... Read more →

CNB Crime News: Philadelphia Man Confesses to Kidnapping Charge; Victim Stabbed Suspect with Boys Scout Knife

UPPER SOUTHAMPTON PA (MARCH 25, 2022)--A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty on Friday, March 25, 2022, to kidnapping a young man last year in Upper Southampton Township, forcing him at knifepoint to drive to an ATM to withdraw money and threatening to kill him and his mother. Pavel Belous, Pleads Guilty Pavel Belous, of Philadelphia, had been scheduled for a jury trial Friday, but instead entered an open guilty plea to two counts of attempted homicide and one count each of kidnapping, robbery, simple assault, terroristic threats, theft by unlawful taking and possession of an instrument of crime. He entered the plea before President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr., who ordered a pre-sentence investigation and deferred sentencing for 90 days. In court Friday, Deputy District Attorney Robert D. James described how Belous stalked the victim for an hour on March 11, 2021, after a chance encounter at a Philadelphia convenience store.... Read more →

CNB Entertainment News: Upcoming Concerts in Camden County

Brian Culbertson Featuring Marcus Anderson - March 31st & April 1st Tickets Are Available for Rehearsal and Q&A on March 31st and the Concert on April 1st Presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners in association with BRE Presents and the Borough of Collingswood, the Scottish Rite Auditorium welcomes you to attend a production rehearsal and Q&A with Brian Culbertson featuring Marcus Anderson & Marqueal Jordan on Thursday, March 31st at 8:30 PM in addition to Brian Culbertson Featuring Marcus Anderson on Friday, April 1st at 8 PM. Over the course of crafting a 20-album catalogue and building more than 30 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course in music. To learn more, Click Here. Straight No Chaser: Back In The High Life Tour - April 3rd Enjoy an Evening with a Great A Cappella Group Presented by... Read more →

Some Newark Charter School Students Told to Stay Home

Decision to make students learn remotely comes after walkout over discipline, Black teacher departures Students from Newark’s Lincoln Park High School, which is part of the North Star Academy network of charter schools, walked out of school Friday and held a rally at City Hall. They said some Black teachers have left because they were unhappy with the school. Patrick Wall/Chalkbeat ***** Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark March 23, 2022 A Newark charter school that locked students out of the building Friday after they staged a walkout followed up this week by temporarily forbidding some students from returning to campus. North Star Academy, the state’s largest charter school operator, ordered juniors and seniors at the Lincoln Park High School campus to stay home part of this week, according to several students, a parent, and a staff member. The school informed families on Sunday that students in those grades, who led the... Read more →

Are You Depressed? Out of Work? Suicidal? HELP IS AVAILABLE

(Camden CITY, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced PEOPLE to dramatically alter their day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. image courtesy of “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its effects have become more robust. If you are facing fear, anxiety, or depression because of COVID-19, do not ignore it, seek assistance and take care of yourself.”... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: Wild Turkey Hunting to Open

One-Day Youth and Non-Ambulatory Hunter Turkey Hunt April 2, ...Followed by Regular Hunting Season Opening on April 9 Wild turkey hunting in Delaware begins Saturday, April 2 with a one-day turkey hunt for youth ages 10 through 15 and for non-ambulatory hunters, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controlannounced today – with the regular turkey hunting season opening Saturday, April 9 and running through Saturday, May 7. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with no Sunday hunting allowed. Only bearded turkeys may be harvested, and the bag limit is one bearded turkey per hunter each year, regardless of where and when harvested. Youth participating in the one-day April 2 hunt must be 10 to 15 years of age and must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older who has completed a Delaware-approved turkey hunter safety class and who... Read more →

Sally A. Marley, age 60, of Bellmawr

Passed away peacefully on March 24, 2022, of Bellmawr, NJ, age 60 yrs. Beloved long-time companion of Jimmy Nitz. Devoted mother to her fur baby Bailey. Sally will always be remembered as loving each day to it's fullest. She enjoyed gardening and caring for her golden retriever. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Wednesday morning, March 30, from 10 am to 11 am at the POPIOLEK FUNERAL HOME, 400 Clements Bridge Rd, Barrington, NJ, where a Funeral Service will follow at 11 am. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. To express condolences, please visit Read more →

73-Year-Old Connecticut Man Admits Role in Murder for Hire

NEWARK, N.J. – A Connecticut man today admitted his role in a murder for hire scheme in which a New Jersey-based political consultant paid him and another man to kill a longtime associate, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. graphic files George Bratsenis, 73, of Monroe, Connecticut, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit murder for hire. Bratsenis’ conspirators – Sean Caddle and Bomani Africa – previously pleaded guilty before Judge Vazquez to their roles in the murder scheme. “Eight years ago, these three individuals – Caddle, Bratsenis, and Africa – conspired to brutally murder the victim,” U.S. Attorney Sellinger said. “At Caddle’s direction, Bratsenis and Africa stabbed the victim to death in the victim’s apartment, and then set it ablaze. These guilty pleas bring a measure of justice to the victim’s memory... Read more →

CNB SPORTS NEWS: American Legion Baseball Alumni who Graduated to the Big Leagues (B Continues)

Bench, Johnny Played American Legion Baseball: Anadarko, Okla. Berra, Lawrence "Yogi" Played American Legion Baseball: Fred W. Stockholm Post 245, St. Louis, Mo. Billingsley, Chad Played American Legion Baseball: Post 300, Napoleon, Ohio (reached ALWS in 2001) Bleier, Rocky Played American Legion Baseball: Appleton, Wis. Blyleven, Bert Played American Legion Baseball: Garden Grove, Calif. Boddicker, Mike Played American Legion Baseball: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (reached 1975 ALWS) Boggs, Wade Played American Legion Baseball: Tampa, Fla. Bohm, Alec Played American Legion Baseball: Post 1, Omaha, Neb. Bonds, Barry Played American Legion Baseball: San Mateo, Calif. Bostick, Akeem Played American Legion Baseball: Post 1, Florence, S.C. (reached ALWS in 2012) RELATED: CNB SPORTS NEWS: American Legion Baseball Alumni Players Who Reached The Big Leagues(B to C) American Legion Baseball Player Gil Hodges to be Inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame CNB SPORTS NEWS: American Legion Baseball Alumni who Graduated to the Big... Read more →