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June 2022

Father Thomas Capperella, Parochial Vicar in Saint Patrick and Holy Angels in Woodbury

WOODBURY, NJ --Father Thomas Capperella, 82, former parochial vicar in the Diocese of Camden, died June 26. Born in Plymouth Township, Pa., he studied at Blessed John XXIII in Weston, Mass., before being ordained a priest of the Diocese of Camden by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on June 2, 2001, in Blackwood. His first assignment was as parochial vicar of Saint Thomas More Parish, Cherry Hill, where he served for a year before being assigned the same role in Saint Vincent Pallotti, Haddon Township (2002-2005). Father Capperella went on to serve as parochial vicar in Saint Patrick, Woodbury (2005-2010), and Holy Angels, Woodbury, from 2010 until his retirement in 2014. A viewing will be held 8:30-10:15 a.m. July 11 in the Parish Center of Holy Angels, 96 Green Ave., Woodbury. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in Saint Patrick Church, 86 Cooper St. Burial is private. source The... Read more →


Atlantic City Police Seeking Murder Suspect

ATLANTIC CITY- An investigation into the fatal stabbing of a 65-year-old man on June 5, 2022, a Sunday afternoon in Atlantic City is continuing by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor William Reynolds announced. CNBNews graphic files At approximately 2:20 pm, Atlantic City Police received an emergency call for a male down at Unit North block of Kentucky Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. The male victim, identified as Dwight Hutchinson, 65, of Atlantic City, was located unresponsive. Medical personnel arrived but were unable to revive Hutchinson. Hutchinson was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy was completed by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and the cause of death was ruled to be injuries sustained by a stab wound. The manner of death was determined to be homicide. This continues to be an active and cooperative investigation between the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the... Read more →


Blackwood Farmers Market Tonight

BLACKWOOD, NJ (June 30, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester Township Police Department released the following information about tonight's Farmer's Market in Downtown Blackwood. Get a jumpstart on your 4th of July holiday shopping at our weekly farmers’ market in Downtown Blackwood starting at 4pm. Today Tony Morelli Market will be adding delicious and sweet melons to their produce selection. Holy Tomato is offering their tasty homemade salad dressing for sale by the mason jar along with pizza by the slice including their special chicken fajita pie! Homeward Bound has Obsidian and Diego in attendance for cuddles and adoption! And tonight’s music provided by Collingswood market favorite Marc Sengin with a pop and folk playset! Read more →


Albert C. Fisk Jr., of Gloucester City, NJ

Albert C. Fisk Jr., of Gloucester City, NJ., affectionately known as Buddy. Peacefully passed away on June 27,2022 at the Cooper Hospital with his loving family by his side. Al was born on November 27,1942 in Camden, New Jersey to the late Albert C. Fisk, Sr and Laura M. Robertshaw and has been a resident of Gloucester City for many years. Al was a regular face on the corner of Broadway and Cumberland Streets where he assisted children crossing to and from school. He loved his job and enjoyed all the people he met. Also, fishing was an enjoyable pastime with his wife and sons as well as woodworking and making his special Solar Wood decorations which everyone had on their porches. Al will be sadly missed by the love of his life, Nine (Nee: Black). They have been married for the past 56 years and were rarely seen apart.... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: SGT. Richard Lopez of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Shot and Killed, Age 51 AND KILLED

RICHARD LOPEZ YAVAPAI COUNTY ARIZONA(JUNE 28, 2022)----Sergeant Richard Lopez was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect near Stagecoach Trail and Red Rock Lane in Cordes Lake at about 12:45 pm. He had responded to the area to investigate a theft and located the suspect nearby. The man shot him before fleeing into a nearby residence and barricading himself inside. Sergeant Lopez was transported to HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center where succumbed to his wounds. The subject was taken into custody after remaining barricaded in the home for several hours. Sergeant Lopez had served with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


WATCH! Delaware's Artificial Reef Enlarged with the Sinking of Commercial Scallop Vessel

DELAWARE--(JUNE 30, 2022)--The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continued to broaden the recreational appeal of Delaware’s renowned artificial reef system by sinking the Texas Star (above), originally outfitted as a floating casino, at a reef site 16.5 miles offshore of the Delaware coast, with readings of 38.40.494/74.43.868 at a depth of 86 feet. Built in 1977 on a multi-purpose supply ship hull, the Texas Star was last at sea as a commercial scallop catcher/processor vessel, finding its third life at approximately 4:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 29 as ocean floor fish habitat planned by DNREC’s artificial reef program. The sinking of the 180-foot long Texas Star – as can be seen on the DNREC YouTube Channel – marked the reef program’s third deployment of a vessel in the last three years. The retired menhaden ship John S. Dempster Jr. was sunk on the Del-Jersey-Land Reef 26 miles off... Read more →


NJ’s Soaring Online Gambling Market

CNBNews graphic files The latest figures from casinos in New Jersey have revealed that online gambling has increased by 15% compared to the previous year. The same study also announced that online gambling outlets in New Jersey took over $430 million from gamblers in May 2022 alone. But what exactly is the cause of this increase and what can we expect in the future? We reveal more below. A new online landscape The report found that Borgata was leading the gambling market with an increase of over 30% from last year. Hard Rock casino came in second place, taking in over $41 million, and giving them an increase of 19%. And, Ocean was third, up by nearly 3% and taking in more than $25 million from gamblers in the last year. However, it’s important to note that the actual figures could be much higher due to them being reported through... Read more →


Crab Du Jour Christmas in July!

Paying for Customers’ Gas in July as Prices Soar Amid Economic Challenges As people struggle to make ends meet more than ever due to the ever-changing economy, Crab Du Jour has initiated a program to ease the pain of going out to dinner, by offering $5 off per check, up to $20, every night during July for every guest who dines at the restaurant from July 1st through July 31st. The promotion includes the minimum spending per bill, $5 off $25, $10 off $50, $15 off $75 and $20 off $100. The Cajun seafood chain, with over 88 locations around the U.S., decided to do this throughout the month of July to help guests pay for gas as the economy endures the highest gas prices ever while inflation and ongoing supply chain issues continue to impact consumers. “Gas prices are the highest we’ve ever seen, and we know it’s difficult... Read more →


A Detailed Pie Iron Guide for Campers

Pie irons, an extraordinarily versatile instrument, were the first equipment people used around the campfire. Pie irons enabled them to prepare various dishes, exploring different ingredients and tailoring each pie iron to the consumer's preferences. A few of those early explorations are now staples on every camping trip. You cannot go camping without your campfire pie irons. What's the ideal campfire pie iron? Pie iron is a set of metal presses, usually made of cast iron, which you can use for cooking over an open fire. Pie irons exist in various forms and sizes, but they all serve the same purpose: producing warm, baked sandwiches and pies filled with yummy ingredients. If you want to acquire a pie iron, consider one made using cast iron since it is robust and evenly warms meals. A good pie iron features a long arm with a heat-proof grip that allows for simple flipping... Read more →


Judge scolds University of Delaware for shielding Biden’s Senate records

From The Washington Times: Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said the documents are relevant to examine allegations of sexual assault by Mr. Biden’s former staffer Tara Reid and allegations of influence-peddling in connection with Mr. Biden’s son Hunter Biden and foreign interests. “What he was up to as senator is going to inform us about what he is doing and what he wants to do as president,” Mr. Fitton told The Washington Times. “Why was this public university working with this political operation, hiding records to protect then-candidate and now President Biden?” Read more here… Read more →


Maple Shade Parade and Fireworks July 2

Prepare ahead for traffic and parking restrictions in the area. Saturday, July 2, 2022! Parade - 12:00 PM Fireworks - 9:30 PM (approximate) The Maple Shade Police Department wishes to remind residents and those visiting this Saturday that there will be some road closures, detours and parking restrictions in the area of our events. Please be cautious when driving in the area and give yourself plenty of time in the event of delays. Temporary NO PARKING areas will be posted in several neighborhoods and will be enforced. Temporary detours and traffic pattern changes should be expected arriving and leaving our events. Areas that will have parking and other potential restrictions include the following: Parade on Main St (restrictions from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM) Main St (CR 537) between Stiles Ave and Coles Ave Front St between Stiles Ave and N. Coles Ave N. Coles Ave between Main St and... Read more →


Ikiya Collective: They Won't Stop With Abortion, Rise Up for Our Rights

press release SAPD tries to stop Queer Lakota Led Ikiya Collective from marching in San Antonio Pride with Abortion Rights Banner San Antonio, TX: Tonight, San Antonio Police Department and PRIDE marshalls on roller skates tried to stop Ikiya Collective from marching in San Antonio's "Pride Bigger Than Texas" parade with a banner that read "They Won't Stop with Abortion, Rise up for Our Rights!" The group of Black, Indigenous and queer folks of the global majority was stopped three times by the police despite marching with the San Antonio Human Rights Campaign. When stopped by the police from entering the parade route for the third time the group began to chant "let us march!" The crowd quickly joined the chant and they were finally able to march down Main. The crowd cheered and rushed out to take photos with the banner including 35th District Congressional candidate Greg Casar. Several... Read more →


Alzheimers Disease: The 10 Most Common Signs

Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same questions over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's a typical age-related change? Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later. 2 Challenges in planning or solving problems Some people living with dementia may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before. What's a typical age-related change? Making occasional errors when managing finances or... Read more →


Lower Township Police Arrest Two "Firebugs"

Lower Township, NJ (June 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet) - On Sunday, June 5, 2022, the Lower Township Police Department’s Officers responded to the area of the 1400 block of Bayshore Road, in the Villas section of Lower Township for a 9-1-1 hang-up. Upon arrival, officers observed smoke coming from a parked vehicle. The Villas Volunteer Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Members from the Cape May County Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the Lower Township Police Department’s Detective Bureau responded to conduct an investigation. As a result, two males were identified as being involved. Ernest Grey, a 47 year old, Villas resident was subsequently charged with Aggravated Arson, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Arson, and Burglary. He was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform. The second identified male, Randy Grey, a 58 year old, Villas resident was also charged with Aggravated Arson and... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

What's Up With The Virtua EMTs, Paramedics and Gloucester City Police Center Street Summit?

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-- I was just interrupted by a vehicle, outside my living room window, slamming doors and just being annoying. I got up to check it out. There was a Virtua ambulance and a police car. The EMT was just pacing in front of my bay window and the officer was talking to someone inside the ambulance and taking notes. It took quite a while. Next, a paramedic vehicle pulled up. The EMT walked over to talk to the paramedics. The police officer left. Another EMT showed his face from the back of the ambulance. He closed the door from the inside. The pacing EMT got behind the wheel and drove away with the lights on. The paramedics followed without lights. No one was in a hurry. To top it all off, Center Street just became one way so the police,... Read more →


Christine Freeman, of Maple Shade

Maple Shade – Formerly of Bristol, PA and Cape May. Passed peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the age of 70. She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Freeman and Janine Williams, her sister Dee Lower, and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She will be missed by her long time care partner Lori Heberley, and her devoted care team at the Palace. Many residents and staff at the Palace learned to crochet from Ms. Freeman, and plan to continue practicing what she taught them in her memory. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Christine’s visitation on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 10 am to 11 am at The Palace Care Center: 315 West Mill Road, Maple Shade, NJ 08052. Memorial Service 11 am. Interment private. Masks are required to be worn at all times inside. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Christine... Read more →


PATCO ALERT: Special Schedule Today for PM Rush Hour

A Special Schedule is in effect for PM Rush Hour A special schedule is in effect for Wednesday, June 29. During tonight's evening rush hour, eastbound trains will operate every 12 minutes. VIEW SCHEDULE Read more →


Eleanor M. Ernharth, age 81 of West Deptford/Gloucester City; GCHS Class of '59, former Cafeteria Cook

On June 27, 2022. Age 81. Of West Deptford. Formerly a longtime resident of Gloucester City. Loving angel and devoted wife of 59 years to Ronald L. Ernharth. Loving mother of Ronald L. Ernharth (Norraine), Thomas S. Ernharth (Rebecca), Christine Gentile (Randall), Denise Monahon (Larry) and Melissa Ernharth (Brett). Cherished MomMom of LeighAnn Ernharth, Kara Ernharth (Michael Kaplan), Taylor Gentile, Abigail Ernharth, Matthew Ernharth, Allison Gentile, Lauren Gentile, Kassidy Monahon and Brandon Monahan. Also survived by her daughter-in-law, Cindy Ernharth and predeceased by her son-in-law, Mark Gentile. Eleanor was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic class of 1959, where she later worked in the cafeteria as the cook for many years. She was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth... Read more →


Therese A. Mallon, of Gloucester City, age 70

Gloucester City – On June 28, 2022. Age 70 (nee Parker). Loving mother of Jaclyn Mallon (Qwin Vitale) and Lisa Masi (Anthony). Cherished grandmother of Sienna Gizelbach, Delilah Masi and Farrah Masi. Beloved sister of James Parker, III (late Barb), Patricia Herda (Ed) and Maryann Queen (late Dan). Loving aunt of Jimmy, Michelle, Jeffrey, Ryan, Kristen and Kyle and great aunt of Brody. Predeceased by her parents, James and Mary Parker (nee Flinn) and her niece, Amanda. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, June 30th from 5 to 6:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral Service 6:30 pm in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Melanoma Research Foundation online at https://donate.melanoma.org Please memo: Therese A. Mallon. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Therese... Read more →


Rob Radlinger, 49, of Gloucester City/Brooklawn; Mustangs Coach, Bartender, GHS Alum

On June 26, 2022. Age 49. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Brooklawn. Loving father of Kevin Radlinger, AJ Radlinger, Jack Radlinger, Michael Ritchie and Brandon Kraft. Loving fiancé of Lisa Ritchie. Beloved brother of Cherrie Hammer (Don) and Lisa Radlinger. Also survived by many cousins and loving friends who became family. Rob was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Eleanor Radlinger (nee Kubala). Rob was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1991. He worked many years as a corrections officer in Camden County. Rob was a longtime coach and mentor for Gloucester City Mustangs Football. He was a member of Mozart Lodge No.121 F&AM in Audubon. Rob will be forever remembered as the best and sexiest bartender at Holy City Publick House in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the Highland Park... Read more →


Man Arrested in Fatal Maple Shade Apartment Murder

Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 22-year-old Clementon man has been charged with fatally shooting a resident of the Fox Meadow apartments earlier this year in the parking lot of the complex. Teon Macklin-Goodwine, of the Tory Estates apartments, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (Second Degree). Macklin-Goodwine was taken into custody yesterday by officers from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The investigation began after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the Fox Meadows apartments the evening of January 16 for a report of shots fired. The victim, Ezekiel Sanders... Read more →


Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Legalizing Fentanyl Testing Strips, Addict Will Know If Drug IS PURE!

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square Jun 22, 2022 HARRISBURG, PA (The Center Square) – Drug overdose deaths have risen sharply in Pennsylvania in recent years, and the General Assembly is taking harm-reduction efforts more seriously than in the past. On Monday, the House unanimously passed a bill, HB1393, that would legalize fentanyl test strips for personal use so drug users could know the purity of their substances. The strips are currently classified as drug paraphernalia and illegal. Fentanyl pills (CNBNews graphic file) Pennsylvania is third in the nation for overdose drug deaths, with 5,360 people dying in 2021, as The Center Square previously reported. The death rate due to drug overdoses has dramatically jumped from 26.2 per 100,000 people in 2015 to 42.4 in 2020. A report from the attorney general’s office blames the increase on fentanyl displacing heroin in the commonwealth’s drug supply, even as seizures of... Read more →


Newark school board approves changes to attendance, discipline, graduation

By Catherine Carrera The Newark Board of Education approved updates to several policies Tuesday that will, among other changes, modify the way absences are tracked and suspensions are imposed. Certain rules embedded in the old policies contributed to an unclear number of retentions and suspensions. For example, a clause in the previous attendance policy would keep a student in the same grade due to chronic absenteeism without considering the cause of the absences. New language in the policies aims to keep students in school and on track, Superintendent Roger León said. The updated attendance policy and guidance will give attendance monitors and teachers codes to mark if an absence is due to trauma, crisis, bereavement, or health conditions, or if a tardy is because of bus and public transportation issues. Absences can also be due to out-of-school suspensions, and so, board member A’Dorian Murray-Thomas, pushed on Tuesday to amend the... Read more →


Federal Gov. Files Lawsuit Against Walmart

By Bridget Small June 28, 2022 Scammers want payments that are quick, anonymous, and tough to reverse. In other words, scammers are asking for wire transfers. That’s why money transfer businesses like Walmart need to warn people about fraud risks and train employees to spot scams. And that’s why the FTC is suing Walmart in federal court. The FTC says Walmart has known for many years that scammers use its locations to get money for grandparent, romance, and other scams, but it didn’t properly warn people or train its employees to prevent fraud. According to the FTC, many Walmart locations didn’t display or give people information about potential fraud, which could have stopped them from sending money to a scammer. The company didn’t consistently post warning signs, put out fraud awareness brochures, or use the required money transfer “send” forms with front-page fraud warnings. For years, according to the FTC,... Read more →


Gloucester City Summer Concert Series July 12 Skip Denenberg and Don Van Winkle

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JUNE 28, 2022)--The Gloucester City Summer Concert series continues on July 12 with Skip Denenberg and Don Van Winkle with the opening act Kenneth Beckett. All shows at Proprietor's Park, King and Powell Streets from 7 PM to 9 PM. Read more →


Maryland Commercial Mature Female Hard Crab Catch Limits July 1 to Dec. 15

PUBLIC NOTICE The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services Commercial Mature Female Hard Crab Catch Limits July 1 through December 15, 2022 WHAT THIS NOTICE DOES The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in consultation with blue crab advisory groups, announces the commercial mature female hard crab catch limits for the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries for July 1 through December 15, 2022. Effective 12:01 a.m. July 1, 2022, the bushel limits are: Mature female hard crab bushel limits are based on results of the winter crab dredge survey conducted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and consultation with advisory groups and stakeholders. Crew limits as described in Annotated Code of Maryland, Natural Resources Article, §4-814, are in effect. If crew members are not on board, then the licensee is restricted to the TFL or CB3 bushel... Read more →


NRA-ILA OPINION: STOP THE ANTI-GUN TRENTON POLITICIANS

PRESS RELEASE TRENTON, NJ--Anti-gun politicians in Trenton will have their opportunity this week to lash out against New Jersey gun owners who secured a major victory last week in the United States Supreme Court. Concealed carry, which for decades has been denied to Garden State gun owners, was reaffirmed as the “law of the land” last week. The state must start issuing permits to qualified gun owners who satisfy objective standards, and the Attorney General was forced to issue an order last week to law enforcement compelling them to stop enforcing “justifiable need.” Last week, your NRA-ILA also testified against a large package of gun bills in Trenton that included: microstamping, .50 Caliber BMG bans, new FID card requirements and mandatory training, regulation and registration of ammunition and firearms, raising the age to purchase long guns, and bans on body armor, among others. None of these bills will do anything... Read more →


Brian S. Hunter, age 49, of Gloucester City; Union Carpenter Local Union 58, Philadelphia

On June 26, 2022. Age 45. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Barbara “Barbie” Hunter (nee Letzgus). Loving father of Tyler Hunter, Taylor Hunter and Hayden Hunter. Cherished son of Wayne and Rhonda Hunter (nee Myers). Beloved brother of the late Timothy Hunter. Cherished nephew of William Hunter, John Hunter, Cathy Bruccoliere, Shirley Hunter, Dawn Smith, Kelly Schaeffer and the late Milton Hunter. Also survived by his loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Brian was a union carpenter for Local Union 158 in Philadelphia, PA. He was an avid sports fan and loved to sing. Relatives, friends and fellow union members are invited to his viewing on Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral Service 12 Noon in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gloucester City. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested... Read more →


The Best Personal Website Examples

There are so many excellent personal websites on the web that it's difficult to pick just one as the best. You could go for a standard resume, but why not go for something more exciting and creative? Many resources online talk about the best personal website examples, with their own strengths and weaknesses. In this article, we will highlight a few of them. Kyle Craven's portfolio You can visit Kyle Craven's portfolio website to learn more about his work. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and works as the manager of his father's construction business. His portfolio website is simple, with no featured projects, but it's also loaded with content that demonstrates his design skills and prompts visitors to click the links. Craven's site is well-designed and follows the Z pattern. It links his social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Dribbble. Nia's clean and uncluttered design Nia's clean and... Read more →


CHUCKLES: Blonde Men, It Had To Come Sooner or Later!

TAKE A FEW MOMENTS AND HAVE A GOOD LAUGH via GIPHY A blonde man is in the bathroom, and his wife shouts: "Did you find the shampoo?" He answers, “Yes, but I'm not sure what to do... it's for dry hair, and I've just wet mine.” A blonde man spies a letter lying on his doormat. It says on the envelope "DO NOT BEND." He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up. A blonde man shouts frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart." "Is this her first child?" asks the Doctor. "No! " he shouts, "this is her husband!" via GIPHY A blonde man is in jail, the guard looks in his cell and sees him hanging by his feet. "Just WHAT are you doing?" he asks. "Hanging myself," the blonde replies. "The rope... Read more →


How to Find Freelance Work 

When you decide to take the plunge and go freelance, there is no doubt that it can feel like a major step. At the same time, you need to think about how you are going to be able to get a steady stream of work to you. Otherwise, it is all too likely that you are going to get into a situation in which you are struggling and not able to deal with all the challenges that are in front of you properly. So, let’s take a closer look at finding freelance work and how you can do this well. Check Out the Freelance Job Forums First, there are all the freelance job forums out there that can prove to be highly useful when it comes to finding work. At the same time, if you can check out a page filled with jobs, this can be comforting to know that... Read more →


Supreme Court Overturns Maine's Ban on State Tuition Assistance for Students Attending Religious Schools

By Casey Harper | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned Maine’s ban on state tuition assistance to students attending religious schools in an education case that could have big implications for schools around the country. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Carson v. Makin. The dispute began when the state of Maine created a tuition assistance program for rural areas without public schools. The program, though, explicitly said that state funds could not be used at religious private schools, only secular schools. A family sued the state of Maine saying they should be able to use the state funding at a religious school if they desired. They argued the program discriminates against religious schools and violates the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution. The Supreme Court sided with the challengers to Maine’s law Tuesday. “Maine’s program cannot survive strict scrutiny,” the court’s... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS: Meals on Wheels of Ocean County Wins $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Grant

Manahawkin Organization is One of 100 Countrywide Winners In just 10 days, 88,000 people cast more than 2 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 100 communities, in 34 states, including Meals on Wheels of Ocean County, is getting an assist from State Farm®. The 100 winners are each receiving $25,000 grants to support local community causes. Meals on Wheels is based in Manahawkin and provides 260,000 nutritious meals to frail and homebound senior citizens, throughout Ocean County, each year. “Meals on Wheels of Ocean County gained enough votes from the community to finish as one of 100 grant winners from across the country and was one of just six grant winners in New Jersey,” says State Farm Corporate Responsibility Analyst Jennifer Young. “Clearly, Ocean County residents are committed to supporting their older neighbors in need.” This past February, State Farm accepted 4,000 applications for worthy... Read more →


Many Shipping Ports in New Jersey Are Facing Logistics Crisis Due To Labor Shortages

Container ship docked at Holt Logistics Terminal, Gloucester City NJ (CNBNewsnet file photo 2007) (The Center Square) – Americans buying 30% more goods from overseas has helped create a logistics crisis at ports caused by a labor shortage and practices of ocean carriers that exacerbate the problems. Since the start of the pandemic, a 30% increase in the volume of freight coming into the Port of New York-New Jersey has been seen, Lisa Yakomin, president of the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, told The Center Square. The organization represents the trucking industry and industry-related companies doing business at the port. “One would think, 'Wow, that's fantastic because it's 30% more revenue and 30% more business coming into New Jersey,’” she said. “The problem is that it happened so quickly.” At the beginning of the pandemic, multiple vessel cancellations occurred because all of the manufacturing shut down overseas. “Not only did... Read more →


Virtua Health’s Rectal Cancer Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation

Virtua recognized as a National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (Marlton, NJ…) Virtua Health’s Rectal Cancer Program is now recognized as a National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC). Virtua’s program is one of less than 60 in the U.S. to qualify for this prestigious accreditation; and one of two in the state of New Jersey. To achieve NAPCR accreditation, a rectal cancer center must demonstrate compliance with the NAPRC standards addressing program management, clinical services, and quality improvement for patients. Centers are required to establish a multidisciplinary rectal cancer team that includes clinical representatives from surgery, pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology. Avi Galler, MD, director of Virtua’s Rectal Cancer Program, has built a program comprised of a talented, multidisciplinary team of professionals. “The NAPCR accreditation is confirmation of our team achieving the highest standards of rectal cancer treatments and care,” he said. “The most advanced treatment is... Read more →


NJ Politics: Congressional Candidate Gustafson Says Norcross's Gas Bill Nothing But Hot Air

Will Norcross’s GOUGE Act gouge taxpayers Gustafson: “I immediately become suspicious any time Donald Norcross proposes anything that offers tax breaks.” COLLINGSWOOD – Responding to another email from Congressman Donald Norcross last week about suspending the federal gas tax and touting his “GOUGE Act” Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s First Congressional District, Claire Gustafson, said the email is nothing more than campaign rhetoric from the Congressman’s office. Claire Gustafson “In theory, a temporary suspension of federal gas taxes will provide some financial relief for hard-working New Jerseyans but I immediately become suspicious any time Donald Norcross proposes anything that offers tax breaks,” Claire Gustafson said. Gustafson continued, “Remember, the last time Norcross did anything offering substantial tax breaks in New Jersey? It was the Economic Opportunity Act that he proudly proclaimed he led the charge to get passed. The tax breaks from that law gouged New Jersey taxpayers... Read more →


New Playground Coming to Proprietor's Park

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JUNE 27, 2022)--The City of Gloucester City has been awarded $247,000 Community Capital Needs Grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA )and the Neighborhood Preservation Program for an inclusive Playground at Proprietor's Park. This grant will provide for the construction of a playground which will be available to all children with different levels of ability. With the additional assistance of funds from the Camden County Commissioners' Open Space Recreation Grant, the park will be accessible for any types of assistive devices for children to enjoy. For more information, contact Lori Ryan, Director of Community Development, lryan@cityofgloucester.org. Read more →


Adjusting New Jersey income tax for inflation supported

By Bob Pepalis | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – A Republican budget plan for New Jersey includes adjusting the state income tax for inflation, an idea that a research and educational organization has advocated for the past year. State Republican leaders planned to use the state’s huge surplus to send direct payments to consumers to offset high inflation, the New Jersey Monitor reports. They also want to make tax bracket adjustments to account for more than 20 years of inflation, increase state school aid, and stop the state from diverting municipal energy taxes away from its cities. “Since last year, GSI has been advocating for New Jersey to index our tax brackets to inflation, to avoid the stealth tax of bracket creep," said William J. Smith, a spokesman for the Garden State Initiative. “Inflation indexing means that income tax brackets are revised annually to reflect price and... Read more →


Inspired Earns iGaming License in Pennsylvania – Here's What You Need to Know   

As part of its ongoing North American growth, gaming machine and virtual sports provider Inspired Entertainment has obtained a new license in Pennsylvania. Continue reading if you want to find out more about the company’s iGaming license in Pennsylvania, and check out the link above to find out more about the state’s bustling iGaming industry. What Does It Mean? Inspired is able to provide its online games to authorized operators in the US states thanks to the interactive gaming manufacturer licensese approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission. According to Inspired, its interactive content will debut in Pennsylvania this summer, with a number of titles being made available to Pennsylvania’s operators. One of the biggest iGaming jurisdictions in North America, Pennsylvania is being added to Inspired President and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Pierce's list of North American geos, which currently includes New Jersey, Michigan, Connecticut, Quebec, and Ontario. They should be... Read more →


CNBNews Guest Opinion:

The Shaky Roe v. Wade Overturned: A Legally, Morally and Culturally Correct Decision

By Marc Ang | CNBNews Contributor Roe v. Wade was just overturned, which marks an overplayed fear among the left side of the political spectrum, ironically during a Democratic Biden administration. So finally, after freaking out for years, it finally happened. And it happened through a series of events the left created for themselves exposing what a shaky foundation the original was on. CNBNews graphic file Brought to you by the 6-3 conservative Supreme Court, let’s dissect this cultural moment and how the perfect storm was created. First of all, Roe v. Wade was always on shaky ground. The very simple conclusion of why it was overturned through the Dobbs decision was that the original 1973 ruling was moot to start with. Why is the Federal government meddling in an issue like this to start with? When America was founded, it was founded to give “we the people” the freedom... Read more →


Bridget Keenan, of Trenton, age 37

On June 21, 2022. Age 37. Of Trenton, NJ. Loving and devoted mother of Maria Alonso. Cherished daughter of Janet Keenan and the late John Keenan, Jr. Beloved sister of Kate Keenan and her dearest longtime friend James E. Kremmel. Bridgit was born in Meadowbrook, PA and was a longtime server at Mastori’s Diner in Bordentown. Bridgit, my special daughter loved her family. We were always a team. She brought so much joy and love into everything she did. At the request of the family, cremation and services are private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Bridgit Keenan. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann – Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City. Phone: 856 – 456 - 1142 Read more →


SEPTA Board Okays Fiscal Budget, No Fare Increase, In Fact Expect to See Decreases

PHILADELPHIA (June 23, 2022) – SEPTA’s Board today approved Operating and Capital Budget proposals for Fiscal Year 2023, advancing plans to fund everyday operations and major improvement projects. SEPTA’s fiscal year covers the 12-month period from July 1 through June 30. The $1.61 billion Operating Budget includes fare enhancements designed to boost ridership post-COVID and allows for the expansion of SEPTA Key Advantage, the Authority’s new institutional pass program. SEPTA Key Advantage allows participating institutions to acquire SEPTA Key cards directly from the Authority and distribute them to employees. While Phase I is underway with Drexel University, Penn Medicine, and Wawa, SEPTA’s Board approved a tariff change to make the program permanent and expand the availability of SEPTA Key Advantage to additional organizations. More information on how other institutions can sign up for the program will be made available next month. The new “Neighborhood FleX DayPass”, intended for riders traveling... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering (20):

2024 Presidential Candidate Visits Gloucester City; Gas Attendant Threaten; Lunch at Bogeys

chapter 20 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews WHO KNOWS THIS GUY COULD BE THE PRESIDENT ONE DAY!—On our walk Saturday morning Peyton and Me noticed a man looking up into the sky as we headed down Cold Springs Drive towards the Market Street Bus Stop. As I rounded the corner walking towards Broadway the man is still staring into the sky. I stopped of course, and I looked up in the direction he was looking. Many people might just keep walking by, but my curiosity got the best of me. “What are you looking at?”, I asked. The man with gray thinning hair and a white beard says, “ I am trying to get a suntan why I wait for the bus.” At the time he is wearing a sleeveless insulated vest, button up to his neck, and his pants are rolled up above his ankles. The temp at... Read more →


Bridgeway to Deliver Critical Mental Health Crisis Response Services to Schools

UNION, N.J., June 22, 2022 – Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services, formerly Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, northern New Jersey’s leading mental health services organization, will deliver critical school-based mental health care to children and families in Somerset County and Union County schools. These services are supported through federal funding for Outpatient Counseling Services in Union County, and funding from Somerset County for school-based services. Bridgeway will also provide training and support to school personnel. Seven out of 10 public schools reported increases in children seeking mental health services since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Institute of Education Sciences. The survey also noted that three-fourths of school faculty and staff have concerns about depression, anxiety, and trauma in students since the start of the pandemic, yet only about half said they could provide needed services. “The Bridgeway services will provide clinically-based crisis response to students, their... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: HERE IS WHAT THE DECISION REALLY MEANS

Judicial Watch Celebrates Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade By Tom Fitton | Judicial Watch President Regarding the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v Jackson that overturned Roe v. Wade: This is a day to celebrate life! Five Supreme Court justices today stood strong in support of the Constitution by overturning Roe. Now states can again extend the protection of law to the precious lives of unborn human beings. Americans will mourn the tens of millions human beings lost to abortion on demand under the Roe regime. But Americans will soon rejoice for the millions who will live thanks to Roe being thrown into the dustbin of history. CNBNews Graphic File Justice Alito’s opinion is one for the ages and simply holds: “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives” and “procuring an abortion is not a fundamental... Read more →


Exciting Essex Horse Trials Features Local Family Fun

Peter Chesson Memorial Classic Car Show to Be Held Saturday Far Hills, New Jersey — June 24, 2022 — Looking for an exciting way to spend the holiday weekend without the expense of faraway travel? The Essex Horse Trials is the answer. Set to take place July 1-2, the two-day sportfest offers the excitement of eventing along with fun family entertainment in the local setting of North Jersey. via GIFER Friday features Dressage and Show Jumping at Hamilton Farm, home of the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ and Saturday showcases the exhilarating cross-country phase at historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills. In addition to eventing, families can enjoy the Peter Chesson Memorial Classic Car Show on Saturday at Moorland Farm as well as the Mars Candy Hunt and fun demonstrations at both locations. “The Essex Horse Trials are a fantastic start to the holiday weekend. Families can enjoy two... Read more →


A Message from Senator Cory Booker re: Supreme Court

Friday the Supreme Court defied nearly a half-century of legal precedent by stripping Americans of one of their most fundamental freedoms: the right to decide what happens to their own body. U.S. Senator Booker Overturning Roe v. Wade will harm countless Americans, particularly those facing the most unthinkable of circumstances, such as in the case of rape, incest, or if someone’s life is put in danger by forcing them to carry a pregnancy to term. In no uncertain terms, the Supreme Court today told Americans they have no right to make their own healthcare decisions. This radical decision is the result of a decades-long assault waged by Republicans to undermine Americans’ constitutional rights. That assault will only accelerate in the weeks and months ahead. More than half of American states are certain or likely to ban abortion with Roe v. Wade overturned; 13 of them already have laws that immediately... Read more →


WASHINGTON POLITICS: The Greatest White Collar Purveyors of the Biggest Crime in History ARE...

submitted by Chalie The Clip A Charitable Foundation Folds! Have you wondered why the Clinton Foundation folded so suddenly after Hillary was no longer in a position of influence? Perhaps this summary will provide some insight. From their 2014 990 Tax Form: They list 486 employees (line 5)! It took 486 people who were paid $34.8 million and $91.3 million in fees and expenses to give away $5.1 MILLION. The real heart of the Clintons can be seen in these numbers. Staggering but not surprising. These figures are from an official copy of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation for the tax year 2014. The copy of the tax return is from the National Center for Charitable Statistics website http://nccs.urban.org/ You can obtain the latest tax return on any charitable organization at that link. From the 2014 Clinton Foundation Tax Return: Number of Employees (line 5) 486 Total revenue... Read more →


Breathe Easy Signs Placed Throughout Camden County

(Blackwood, NJ) – Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ) recently donated 500 Breathe Easy signs to the Camden County Health Department in order to provide residents with smoke-free air in public green spaces. The goal of the donation is to distribute Breathe Easy signs to all 36 municipalities and in every park across Camden County, free of charge. These are metal signs that include the updated Smoke Free Air Act information and a no-marijuana symbol on them. “Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard that causes a variety of diseases, such as heart disease and various cancers, and an estimated 41,000 deaths among adults in this country each year, according to the CDC,” said Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “In 2006, New Jersey put a stop to smoking indoors, but it took more than 10 years for public outdoor... Read more →