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CNBNews Tips and Snippets: Burkhardt Breaks Dad's Record; Brooklawn GOPuff; Leaving NJ; New ShopRite; Bird Flu



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GHS 400-MEET RECORD BROKEN--Steven Burkhardt, (inset) a senior at Gloucester High School, a star student- athlete at the school broke the outdoor track Screen Shot 2022-04-26 at 23.54.38 program’s 400-meet record during the Fast-Times meet at Cherokee High recently. That two decade plus record was held by his father .According to Sun Papers, Burkhardt has already cemented his own Lions’ legacy, following a historic 2021-’22 football season in which he led the state with 33 rushing touchdowns while  racking up 2,034 rushing yards, good for the second most in the state. Those touchdowns tied the single-season school record, and helped lead the program to its first playoff victory since 2014 with a 21-14 victory over New Egypt in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 sectional playoffs.  read more


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WHAT IS GOPuff ? --If you have visited the Brooklawn Shopping Center recently you most likely seen the GoPuff sign on the building next to the Petco pet supplies store. 

According to the company’s website, GoPuff means instant needs – essentials, delivered in minutes right to your door. "Whether you need Tylenol, that one ingredient you didn’t realize you were missing until halfway through cooking dinner, your visiting friend’s favorite beer, or one of the other 4,000 products we stock across hundreds of locations, we’ll get it to you within minutes, all at the press of a button. That’s what we call the magic of GoPuff."


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POLL REVEALS NJ RESIDENTS FED-UP WITH HIGH TAXES—The public’s views of New Jersey’s quality of life and rating of the state as a good place to live are toward the higher end of their historical range. However, the number of residents who want to leave the state is at a high point, according to the Monmouth University Poll.  The desire to exit New Jersey is showing a marked partisan gap, with more Republicans wanting to leave, that was not evident in prior years. Regardless, the state’s property tax burden remains the top reason people cite for their intention to get out of New Jersey, as it has been in the past.


“It’s worth noting that the areas with the least positive views of New Jersey’s quality of life are the heavily Democratic urban areas and the heavily Republican rural counties,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.



With a store (see rendering above) slated to open in March 2023, Zallie-Somerset currently owns and operates 11 ShopRite Supermarkets, 10 in South Jersey, and one in Philadelphia, according to the company's website. 

ONE OF THE LARGEST SHOPRITE STORES COMING TO WOOLWICH--Zallie-Somerset Inc. will begin construction on the newest and one of the largest ShopRite stores in New Jersey’s Gloucester County in the next few weeks. The future store, located at the corner of Center Square Road and Auburn Road in an area of high population growth, will measure more than 75,000 square feet.  Westville based general contractor Lynmar Builders, and Blackwood, based refrigeration, HVAC, and lighting provider Cold Technology have teamed with Zallie-Somerset to build and equip the new store.

Besides the Woolwich Township project, Zaillie-Somerset Inc. is planning a complete renovation of its store in Glassboro. Tentative plans call for a Grand Reopening in November at ShopRite of Glassboro.  And, the Wine Shop that has been within the ShopRite of West Berlin is expanding to the former Hallmark store. 


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REMOVE YOUR BIRD FEEDER--The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has warned poultry owners to be alert for signs of Avian Influenzq -the-bird flu, appearing in their flocks. It can infect chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, and a variety of other birds, including migratory waterfowl and pet birds such as parrots. Just like in the human flu season, each year there is a flu season affecting different birds in varying ways. has reported that experts say the bird feeder and bird bath in your yard should be removed. They say bird feeders and baths that encourage birds to congregate in your backyard allow the virus to spread.

The risk of people catching the bird flu is low, with no cases reported in humans, according to officials. 

Your bird feeder is helping to spread it, according to the Department of Agriculture.  If you really care about them you’ll take away your bird feeders until the all clear is given.