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August 9, 2022

Kathleen M. Dollarton, Audubon Court Clerk/Administrator

On July 31, 2022, Kathy (nee Olmstead) passed away unexpectedly at her home in Audubon. Born in Camden and raised in Audubon, Kathy worked most of her life for the Borough of Audubon Municipal Court retiring as Court Administrator. Kathy was predeceased by her devoted husband, Philip; her loving son, Stephen; her beloved grandson, Andrew Noon; her sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and James Kirby as well as her two nephews, James and Joseph Kirby. She is lovingly survived by Andrew's mother, Jennifer Noon (Kevin Rodenbeck); her nieces, Rosemary Kirby and Maureen McMonagle (Husband, Shawn); her great nephew, Daniel Kirby (Alexis... Read more →

Democrat Sens. Booker and Menendez 'Bubbly' Over Passage of $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act

By Alan Wooten | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Democratic Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say their fellow New Jerseyans, particularly seniors, will benefit and be protected by the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act, but nonpartisan analysts disagree. The Senate, capping a marathon session, voted late Sunday evening to pass the measure. Senators voted on party lines, 50-50, and Vice President Kamala Harris broke the tie. “With commonsense reforms that will allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and cap out-of-pocket costs,” Booker said in a release, “we will protect seniors from outrageous prices charged by pharmaceutical... Read more →

U.S. Attorney Charges Philadelphia Men With Tax Fraud and Bribery Offenses

SCRANTON PA (August 8, 2022)-- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on August 5, 2022, Den Lam, age 48, and Danny Sing, age 59, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were charged with criminal information with various federal tax offenses and commercial bribery. CNBNews graphic files According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the information filed against Den Lam alleges that he conspired with other individuals to evade federal income taxes for approximately $1,600,000 in wages paid by Global Staffing Services, Inc. (Global Staffing), a temporary staffing company that he and his coconspirators owned... Read more →

Garces Eats, to Debut at Wells Fargo Center in October

WELLS FARGO CENTER PARTNERS WITH JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING IRON CHEF JOSE GARCES FOR A BRAND-NEW CULINARY CONCEPT, GARCES EATS, TO DEBUT THIS FALL PHILADELPHIA, PA – Wells Fargo Center and James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces today announced plans for a new culinary concept, Garces Eats, to debut at the arena in October at the start of the 2022-23 NHL and NBA seasons. Garces Eats will replace The Bistro stand on the Broad Street side of the Club Level at Wells Fargo Center and will feature a rotating menu to highlight many of Chef Garces’ most notable dishes from... Read more →

Mrs. Katherine Dewechter, of Gloucester City; Longtime Librarian at Gloucester City Library

On August 4, 2022. Age 97. (nee Dolan) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 61 years to the late Joseph A. “Dewey” Dewechter. Loving mother of Catherine Hughes, Joseph E. Dewechter (Sophia), Daniel Dewechter (Linda), Patrick Dewechter (Lori), and Robert Dewechter (Katherine). Also survived by her ten grandsons, one granddaughter, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Kay was born and raised in Ardmore, PA, to the late Anthony and Mary Dolan. She was a longtime librarian at the Gloucester City Library. Kay and her late husband, Dewey, were longtime faithful, devoted parishioners of St. Mary’s Church. Relatives and friends... Read more →

The Cost of Policing in Erie PA has Skyrocketed

In Erie one in Four Residents Live in Poverty, the Top Erie Police Officer Made $159,000 Plus in 2021 By Tom Gantert | The Center Square Aug 1, 2022 Erie PA, image courtesy of The World Atlas (The Center Square) - In a city where the median household income is $38,655 and 1-in-4 residents live in poverty, the top-paid police officer in Pennsylvania's fifth-largest city made more than $159,000 in 2021. And it wasn't the chief. The city of Erie, population 94,831 in the 2020 census, is engrossed in citywide debate about the cost of law enforcement. Police spending is... Read more →

NRA-ILA REPORT: When Seconds Count, the Police are Only Hours Away

(AUGUST 8, 2022)--After violent unrest and looting in 2020 that Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot admitted had “spread like wildfire” throughout parts of Chicago, the mayor nonetheless “urged Chicagoans not to take matters into their own hands in this concealed carry state. ‘Do not pick up arms and try to be polite. If there’s a problem, call 911,’ she said. ‘We will respond.’” Chicago residents, it seems, have little reason to believe her. Residents who called 911 for police help last year were reportedly left waiting in more than half of “high priority” (priority levels 1 and 2) calls. Priority Level... Read more →


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Earn $100 and Help Find Ways to Support Transportation Infrastructure in New Jersey

NJDOT Seeks Volunteers for Mileage-Based User Fee Pilot Program (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti and the Eastern Transportation Coalition is urging residents to participate in an innovative Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) Pilot Program. Drivers who participate can earn $100 and will help policymakers explore potential alternatives to the fuel tax to maintain New Jersey’s roads and bridges. Currently, transportation infrastructure in New Jersey is funded mainly by a fuel tax paid by drivers on each gallon of gas they buy at the pump. As vehicles go farther on less fuel, and some do not... Read more →

Emmaline A. Kelley, of Gloucester City age 81

Author Stephen King said, “Nothing was certain, there were many twists and devious turns as one hopped down the overgrown bunny trail of life.” Emmaline A. Kelley (nee Tomlin) was certainly unfiltered. She was feisty and had a great sense of humor with a big, charismatic belly laugh. “It’s strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us all look like family.” Suddenly, in the late evening of Thursday, July 28, 2022, Emmaline passed away at Cooper University Hospital in Camden at 81. Author James Patterson says, “...But remember you have to move on somehow. You just pick your head... Read more →

NJ Legislature Blocks Use of New Graduation Test for Class of 2023

New Jersey’s graduation testing requirement has been suspended for the third time in four years. Most recently, the State Legislature, rather than the Covid-19 pandemic, blocked the test for the class of 2023. In 2020 and 2021, New Jersey’s “exit test” requirement for a high school diploma was suspended when the pandemic caused the cancellation of state assessments. This year, however, Legislators voted overwhelmingly to stop the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and the State Board of Education (SBOE) from implementing a new graduation test with a higher passing score. The New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) test was... Read more →

Mrs. Helen M. Williams, of Berlin formerly of Gloucester City

Helen M. Williams (nee Watson), age 89 of Berlin, formerly of Gloucester City, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Virtua-Lourdes Hospital in Camden. Helen was born in W. Collingswood Heights and had spent many years as a Gloucester neighbor working as a school bus aide. Mrs. Williams was predeceased by her husband, the late Edward Williams as well as her siblings. The witness of love’s reunion will be held privately at Woodbury Memorial Park. #crerancelebration #heartfelt © 2022 Creran Celebration LLC. All Rights Reserved Read more →

Virtual Orthopedics and Spine Clinical Study

Helps Patients Heal Their Torn ACLs in Clinical Study Virtua is the only health system in N.J. participating in innovative ACL restoration Virtua Orthopedics & Spine is the only orthopedic practice in New Jersey participating in a post-market clinical trial for the first medical implant to enable the body to heal its own torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Proponents of the Bridge Enhanced ACL Restoration or BEAR® Implant consider it a “paradigm shift” from the current standard of care – as this is the first significant innovation in ACL tear treatment in more than 30 years. Virtua Orthopedics & Spine... Read more →


Human trafficking is a global crime involving people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds and exploits them for profit. Human trafficking generally takes two forms: sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery. Human traffickers prey on people who are... Read more →