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August 2022

Rowan Soccer Season Begins Thursday

GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan men's soccer team will kick off the 2022-23 season when it plays Johns Hopkins on Thursday, September 1 at 1 p.m., while marking the first competition of the new year for Prof athletics. From there, the Profs will head to San Antonio, TX, where they take on Southwestern on Saturday, September 3 at 6 p.m. local time (7 p.m. EDT) and then face the host team, 13th-ranked Trinity on Sunday at 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EDT). The Profs, who went 13-4-2 last season, reached the NJAC title match. Heading into this season, Rowan received votes in the United Soccer Coaches Association Preseason Poll and was picked third in the NJAC Preseason Coaches Poll. SCHEDULE ROSTER Leading the way are Wilby Alfred and Chad Yates, who were both NJAC All-Conference Second Team selections last year. Alfred topped the team with 20 points (8 goals,... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA CRIME: 2 Suspects Wanted for Shooting Incident

Wanted: Suspects for Shooting Incident in the 15th District [VIDEO] August 29, 2022 PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--The Philadelphia Police Department and the Shooting Investigation Group is asking for the public’s assistance for information about a shooting that occurred at 4000 Magee Ave. On August 25, 2022, at 4:08 am, 15th District officers responded to the 4000 block of Magee Ave for a report of gunshots. Numerous pieces of ballistic evidence and two discarded bicycles were found in the street. Moments later two gunshot victims arrived at Jefferson-Frankford Hospital in a private auto suffering from gunshot wounds to the face and chest. Both victims are listed in extremely critical condition. Two suspects were captured on surveillance cameras inside the Wawa at 6500 Frankford Ave just prior to the shooting. Suspect Description: Suspect #1: Black male, medium complexion, thin build, a black hoody with “Bad Habits” logo on front and “V” on the... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: $37.5 Billion, Please

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Today in Pennsylvania, President Joe Biden announced that his administration will allocate $37.5 Billion to refund the police and fight crime. What crime? Here in South Jersey, I can't name any community which defunded its police force. I don't know of any community which saw riots, burning buildings or city takeover (do you remember the City of Chas?) So why should we have to pay to rebuild other cities' police forces and building? My first question to all these cities who defunded their police forces - what did you do with the money which had been budgeted for policing? How did you spend that money? Then, if you want non-rioting taxpayers to rebuild your cities, how do you determine the dollar amount? Surely, there was insurance coverage somewhere. How much and what was done with that money? Our government is too quick to hand out... Read more →


Elva L. Chew, former Gloucester City Resident; GHS Alum

Barnegat – Formerly a resident of Blackwood and Gloucester City. On August 27, 2022. Age 79. Beloved friend and partner of 48 years, Gloria J. Pendyke. Survived by caring friends since high school: Donna and Ron Henefer and Nancy and Greg Forchic. Elva was born in Camden City and was raised in Gloucester City, NJ. She was a proud graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1962. She enjoyed playing sports in high school, especially basketball and softball. Elva was a longtime fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies. Friends and former classmates are kindly invited to attend Elva’s visitation on Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Episcopal Religious Service to be officiated by Mother Mantella Bradley 2:30 pm in the funeral home. Cremation private and Inurnment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing at a... Read more →


DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to Close Sept. 1 for Season

Center to Reopen April 1, 2023 Ahead of Annual Shorebird Migration The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the season effective Thursday, Sept. 1, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The center is scheduled to reopen Saturday, April 1, 2023 for the busy spring and summer seasons attuned to the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning. The center is owned and operated by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits about Delaware Bayshore aquatic life. During the annual seasonal closure, the DuPont Nature Center’s accessible observation deck will remain open from dawn to dusk daily. The deck offers views of the Mispillion Harbor and surrounding saltmarsh and sandy beach habitat as well as a view of the Delaware Bay. Though the nature center is recognized as one of the best vistas on the East Coast for... Read more →


Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing Sept 24

Click Here or on Image to View Chris McKenna Golf Flier Christine McKenna Memorial Golf Outing Saturday September 24, 2022 1pm sign in – 2pm tee off Valleybrook Country Club; 200 Golfview Dr Blackwood NJ 08012 For more info please email cmckennamemorial@gmail.com Chris passed away in March of 2018 after a tough battle with breast cancer. She was a committed Catholic and a devoted member of Gloucester Catholic family for over 12 years. During that time, she took on numerous roles including teacher, librarian, yearbook moderator, forensic coach, as well as a myriad of other tasks. Chris also enjoyed volunteering her 􀆟me as a catechist for the St. John of God Faith Formation Program and playing music at church services. This scholarship program was started as a way to memorialize her life and to continue her commitment to serving. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships for students wishing to attend... Read more →


UPTOWN! KNAUER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER WELCOMES LATINO MUSICIAN ALEX MORENO

TO CHESTER COUNTY SEPTEMBER 17 West Chester, PA - Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is taking audiences on a global musical journey this September during a one-night-only concert with Alex Moreno. Venezuelean-born Moreno has established crossover appeal performing in both English and Spanish and has garnered international awards for his music. He returns to Uptown with a mix of rhythms that take audiences through the sound landscapes of piano, guitar and Venezuelan Cuatro. Moreno will perform with his musicians on Saturday, September 17 at 7:30PM on the A. Roy Smith Mainstage at Uptown. Tickets to this exciting musician’s performance cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 N. High Street. For more about all music performance and tickets visit https://uptownwestchester.org “Alex Moreno was last with us during our virtual fundraising Gala in December 2020," said April Evans, Uptown Executive Director.... Read more →


Paul A. Minkoff of Williamstown, age 74

Paul A. Minkoff of Williamstown, NJ, formerly of Voorhees. passed away on August 28, 2022, at age 74. He was a beloved former resident and “lobby man” at the Judith Flicker Center, Voorhees, where he lived for many years prior to moving to Williamstown. Paul will be dearly missed by the staff and residents. Paul was born in Newark, NJ and was the son of the late Jack and Bernice (nee Raskin) Minkoff. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and loved Dunkin Donuts. He enjoyed eating out and socializing with other people. Paul was very involved in softball, volleyball, bicycle riding and in The Special Olympics. He ran the 50 yard dash, standing jump and broad jumps. Paul really enjoyed music and especially playing his drums. He was very dedicated to his Jewish faith. Relatives, friends, caregivers and all Bancroft are kindly invited to Paul’s graveside service celebrated on... Read more →


Stand Out and Wave Flags to Remember 9/11 Anniversary

Wreaths Across America Makes National Call On September 11th and every Tuesday, the nonprofit wants to honor the “Freeport Flag Ladies” and those affected by 9/11, by uniting in national flag waving COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – Aug. 25, 2022 – On Sunday, September 11, 2022, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is calling on all Americans to join them in waving the American flag in their own communities to commemorate the 21stanniversary of 9/11. At 8:46 a.m., On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 11 and flew it into the heart of New York City and the northern facade of the World Trade Center's North Tower (1 WTC). At 9:03 a.m., five other hijackers flew United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern facade of the South Tower (2 WTC). At 9:37 a.m., another five hijackers flew American Airlines flight 77 into the western facade... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: SHARED SERVICES

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It was announced this week on the Haddonfield Police Department's Facebook site that a state grant of $75,000 had been received. The purpose of the grant is to study the feasibility of combining the Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Haddonfield, Haddon Heights and Barrington. It is surprising that Haddonfield would want/need to decrease their property taxes. After all, Haddonfield is rich, isn't it? Well, the last year for which tax rates are available is 2019. At that time the average property tax rate for Haddonfield (which is 37th highest dollar amount of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey) is 3.125% which amounts to $16,121 a year. Haddon Heights' rate was 3.330% and Barrington was the highest rate of the three of at 4.400%. As an aside, Gloucester City's tax rate that year was 4.498%. When looking at property taxes, remember that the majority of... Read more →


Accu Weather Predicts Severe Thunderstorms to Precede Cooldown

Some highly populated cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C, have been included in Tuesday's risk area. Overall, more than 30 million people live in the population area that forecasters have highlighted for severe weather danger on Tuesday. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 30, 2022 – AccuWeather meteorologists say that tens of millions of residents in the Northeast will be at risk of severe weather on Tuesday. The weather will turn combustible in the region as a large pocket of warm and humid air collides with an approaching cold front. This same front caused wind damage around Chicago on Monday and knocked out power to more than 600,000 customers when storms rolled through Michigan. A few storms produced wind damage on Monday as far east as western portions of New York and Pennsylvania. The threat will expand and spread eastward on Tuesday, according to AccuWeather meteorologists. Severe storms will... Read more →


CNBNews Guest Opinion: Meet The New White Supremacists

By Catholic League president Bill Donohue Blacks need not fear right-wing white supremacists—there are too few of these crazies to matter—but they need to fear well-educated white liberals. They have become the real white supremacists. CNBNews Guest Opinion If we define white supremacists as white persons who believe in the inherent inferiority of blacks, members of the Klan come to mind. But white liberals should also come to mind. That is because they don't believe blacks have the ability to raise themselves up by themselves. White liberals have given up on equal opportunity. This explains why they are constantly dreaming up ways to mandate equality. In short, they have given up on blacks. On June 1, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans issued its Interim Report. It is the most comprehensive summary of liberal white supremacy available. Here are some of their proposals.... Read more →


5 Common Reasons Why People are Wrongfully Convicted

A wrongful conviction ruins many lives, yet it happens at an alarming rate. When the wrong person is incarcerated for a crime they did not commit, it has a ripple effect, not just on them, but the victim and the involved families, and it shakes the strength of the whole justice system. Yet, it still happens and there are common reasons why which are going to be explored further in this post. What is a Wrongful Conviction? When a crime is solved and a perpetrator is found, the case is often classed as closed. However, with wrongful convictions, a person or people are arrested and sentenced, yet they contest the sentencing. They can often remain in prison for many years before their case is reopened if it even gets to the stage of being reviewed. While some convictions are overturned in light of new evidence or proven wrongful practice, others... Read more →


CNB Entertainment: Perkins DeCafe House Concert Series

The Moorestown Perkins DeCafe House Concert Series at Perkins Center for the Arts is gearing up for the 2022-2023 season! The Moorestown DeCafe is a warm coffeehouse environment where great folks gather to enjoy live folk music, jazz, the blues, or world music once per month. Performers range from nationally known singer-songwriters to talented local musicians on the verge of breaking out. Tickets go quickly and space is limited in order to provide an intimate setting for audience and performers alike. In keeping with its coffeehouse inspiration, the cost of admission includes coffee, tea, and light fare. The paid series continues from September to April. Concert dates: September 9th: Jaclyn and Ellen, Violin and Cello Duo October 14th: The Abe Speller Trio, Jazz November 11th: Brian Betz and Behn Gallice, Jazz January 13th: The Rob Curto Trio, American Roots and Country February 10th: April Mae and the June Bugs, Rockabily... Read more →


Old Baldy Civil War Round Table Meeting Sept. 8

The Old Baldy Civil War Round Table (OB CWRT) will receive the Wallace L. Rueckel Innovation Award on September 8th before its monthly meeting at the Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill. The Round Table will be presented a check for $500, a commemorative award, and recognition through the CWRT Congress’ many social media channels, quarterly newsletter, and annual report. After the ceremony, Elizabeth Leonard will discuss her book "Benjamin Franklin Butler: A Noisy, Fearless Life." The Old Baldy Civil War Round Table (OBCWRT), located in Cherry Hill, NJ, was chosen to receive the Innovation Award on July 17, 2022, by the CWRT Congress. The award is given to recognize a Civil War Round Table for its creative, effective, and inventive programs that provide value to its members and community. The program achieves measurable results and utilizes a variety of resources including partnerships within and outside the community while adapting to... Read more →


Edward D. Robb, of Bellmawr, age 89

Edward D. Robb Loving Husband to Joyce Robb (nee Wiercyski), and formerly to the late Mary Robb. Caring father to Ed Robb (Eileen Ciechon), Steve Robb (Tia McGraw), Janice Rabbuttino (Tom), the late Michael E. Robb, Thomas Simpson (Kim Roberts) and Joy Srnsky (Greg). Beloved grandfather to Jonathan Robb, Jason (Erin) Robb, Edward (Ashley) Robb, Michael Robb, Scott Robb, Joseph Srnsky and Victor Rabbuttino. Devoted great grandfather to Nicholas, Penelope, Birdie Jean, Elijah, and Juliette. Edward was a proud graduate of St. Mary's Gloucester and VO tech school. Edward was a Tool & Die Maker at RCA Victor Camden, and retired from Tool Master Cherry Hill in 1998. He proudly served as a Squad Leader Captain, 85th Infantry U.S. Army. He loved all of his animals, including his puppy, Holly Robb. Edward loved golfing, bowling and was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. There will be a viewing on Thursday, August... Read more →


Authorities Investigating Suspicious Death in Florence Twp.

FLORENCE NJ (CNBNews)The Florence Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered late this afternoon inside a residence in the 200 block of Birch Hollow Drive in Florence Township. The death is considered to be suspicious. No arrests have been made. There is no reason for members of the general public to fear for their safety based upon this incident. No further information is expected to be released tonight. Read more →


AccuWeather Report: Severe thunderstorms to usher in fall-like conditions ahead of Labor Day

Widespread thunderstorms are expected in southern Canada, the interior Northeast, and much of the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 29, 2022 – Mother Nature has given little relief from the summery conditions for those in the Northeast this month. But now, forecasters say that a noticeable change to the weather could be on the way before the final weekend of summer. From west to east early in the week, temperatures will be on the rise, followed by a surge of humidity. Temperatures in places from Pittsburgh and Detroit to New York City and Boston will top out in the upper 80s Monday. AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures are expected to sneak into the upper 90s. "The unseasonably warm, humid air in place early this week can set the stage for a dramatic clash of air masses," explained AccuWeather Meteorologist Mary Gilbert. While a warm and sticky situation is... Read more →


AMERICAN LEGION Monday: Five Things to Know, Aug. 29, 2022

U.S guided-missile cruisers entered Taiwan Strait, another American was killed fighting alongside Ukraine soldiers 1. Two guided-missile cruisers steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the U.S. Navy's first “routine transit” of the waterway since the Chinese military encircled the island for extensive military drills earlier this month. 2. A Memphis native fighting alongside Ukraine soldiers is the latest American killed by Russian-backed militias in the hotly contested Donbas region of the besieged country, the State Department confirmed. 3. The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday injected a ray of hope in the standoff over the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine by announcing that its mission of top experts “is now on its way” to the facility even as renewed shelling in the area highlighted fears of a catastrophe. 4. Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping war games drills in the country’s east that... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING: New Business Opens in Southport Area; CNBNews Editorial, You Have a Right to Know

CHAPTER 22 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 29, 2022)-CNBNewsnet--In May, we noticed construction work at a GAF property, Charles and Water Streets. The GAF Scale House once stood on the property where the work was occurring. Pine logs used to make various mill products were also stored on the same plot. And a bar and a diner were located there, too. After seeing the construction, we asked several city officials if they knew anything about site improvements in that vicinity; they answered no. Instead of receiving the documents we requested, the Housing Office gave us the construction permit issued to GAF for the 2017 power plant demolition. The power plant was located on the empty lot on the other side of the street from the new business that had just opened. (image provided) +++++ Months later, after seeing a line of flatbed trailers on the... Read more →


Ronald W. Kiewel of Runnemede; Member of Carpenters Local Union 158

Ronald W. Kiewel on August 26, 2022. Age 70. Of Runnemede, formerly of Pennsauken. Beloved husband of Helen kiewel (nee Murphy) for 50 years. Devoted father of Ronald Kiewel and Kevin Kiewel. Loving Pop Pop of Julia and Andrew. Dear brother of Pat Moran and the late Janet and Chas. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ronald was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 158 of Philadelphia. There will be a memorial mass Thursday morning 10 am at Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti Church 321 Orchard Ave. Runnemede, NJ 08078. Inurnment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronald's memory to American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede, NJ Read more →


Gloucester City Bomb Maker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A Gloucester City, New Jersey, resident was sentenced to 60 months in prison for setting off a homemade bomb at a fitness center, located in the 500 unit block of South Broadway, according to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger Dwayne Vandergrift, 40, of the 700 unit block of Powell Street, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Karen Williams in Camden City federal court to an information charging him with one count of malicious use of explosive materials. Superior Judge Williams imposed the sentence on Aug. 10, 2022. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: In the early morning hours of Aug. 28, 2020, Vandergrift deployed a homemade explosive device at a Gloucester City fitness center. The bomb damaged the gym’s door and entryway. The gym had not yet opened for the day, and no one was inside. Law enforcement officers later searched Vandergrift’s home and... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults reached all-time high in 2021

The NIH-supported study also found past-month vaping levels rebound after early pandemic drop. Marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults 19 to 30 years old increased significantly in 2021 compared to five and 10 years ago, reaching historic highs in this age group since 1988, according to the Monitoring the Future (MTF) panel study. Rates of past-month nicotine vaping, which have been gradually increasing in young adults for the past four years, also continued their general upward trend in 2021, despite leveling off in 2020. Past-month marijuana vaping, which had significantly decreased in 2020, rebounded to pre-pandemic levels in 2021. Alcohol remains the most used substance among adults in the study, though past-year, past-month, and daily drinking have been decreasing over the past decade. Binge drinking (five or more drinks in a row in the past two weeks) rebounded in 2021 from a historic low... Read more →


Kaila A. Corgliano, of Bellmawr, age 20

Kaila A. Corgliano, suddenly on August 27, 2022, of Bellmawr. Age 20. Beloved daughter of Diana Severns and Michael Corgliano. Devoted sister of Nicolette Severns (Scott Homan), Isabella Corgliano, and Michael Corgliano. Loving granddaughter of Jonathan and Sonia (Home) Severns and Michael and Linda (nee Rossi) Corgliano. Dear niece of Kelly Corgliano, Michelle Santiago (Kenny), Jonathan Severns (Sara), and Carol Coddington (Rick). Kaila is also survived by many cousins and friends. There will be a viewing on Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. A funeral service will follow at 8pm. Interment will be held privately at the request of the family. Read more →


Academy of Sciences New Exhibition Shows How We All Affect the Ocean 

CAROLYN BELARDO A new exhibition this summer and fall takes visitors on an exciting journey through our watersheds to understand how everyone’s actions on land affect the ocean, even if they don’t live down the Jersey Shore. Ocean Bound, opened Saturday, Aug. 20, abounds with hands-on activities, eye-popping aquatic life and fascinating videos that help guests understand what a watershed is, recognize threats to the watershed, identify solutions to problems, and even how to go about implementing change. “No matter where we live, we all depend on the ocean and its vast resources for medicine, jobs, oxygen, food and so much more,” said Academy President and CEO Scott Cooper. “A healthy ocean is one of our greatest environmental challenges, and we all need to do our part to keep it vital by starting right in our own communities.” One activity that helps guests understand this concept is Storm Drain Downers,... Read more →


James A. Stezzi, 59, of Runnemede

James A. Stezzi passed away on August 24, 2022. Age 59. Of Runnemede. Loving son of the late Salvatore and Mildred Stezzi. Dear brother of Linda Gonya (David), Christine Clement, the late Vincent and Louis Stezzi. Devoted longtime partner of Maryann Massa. James was an avid fisherman and a carpenter by trade. Services are private at the request of the family. Arrangements under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede Read more →


Authorities Bust Large-Scale Catalytic Converter Theft Ring

PEARLAND, Texas – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston, in conjunction with the Pearland Police Department, Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, Alvin Police Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested five individuals Aug. 24 for their alleged roles in a large-scale catalytic converter theft ring that is suspected of fencing stolen catalytic converters for the three individuals charged with murdering Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Darren Almendarez. Authorities also executed six state search warrants at three residences and three commercial properties located in the Pearland-area and three warrants on financial institutions as part of the large-scale multi-agency criminal investigation into the organized theft group. The individuals arrested pursuant to state arrest warrants for engaging in organized criminal activity include Timothy Ngo, 51, Henry Pham, 55, Quoc Bao Le, 39, Tran Le, 45, and Tram Le, 47. In addition to the arrests, authorities seized more than 1,450 stolen catalytic converters, approximately... Read more →


George W. Walker age 76, of Runnemede

George W. Walker, on August 22, 2022, of Runnemede. Age 76. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Devoted father of Louis (Patricia), Coleen Brown, Mary Ann Leonard (Bryon), and the late Jennifer. Loving Pop Pop of Louis (Amelia), Noelle Wagner (Chris), Alexander, Jacob, Aiden, Michael, and Ariya and great grandfather of Amelia, Valentina, Louis, and Makena. Dear brother of the late Joan Valdez and brother-in-law of Margie Mascio. George proudly served in US Navy and was a Pipefitter Local 322. He loved to go to the casinos, was a big fan of the Phillies and Eagles, and played the lottery every day. George loved his dog Fritz but the most important thing in George's life was family. He will be missed by all who loved him. There will be a viewing from 6pm to 8pm Sunday, August 28 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Service and interment are private at the... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: COVID Giveaways

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist Did you know the original purpose of the Secret Service Agency was to protect our money supply? The agency was started by Abraham Lincoln who apparently never thought a well-trained and well-armed security force to protect the President was a necessity. Move forward 157 years and most people think the Secret Service Agency's purpose as only protecting the government officials. But the "Feds" are very much still in the money business. CBS News ran an article on Friday, August 26, 2022, interviewing the agent-in-charge of getting back the COVID small-business funds sent to "idle" or fake businesses. I was happy with what I got from the legitimate COVID stimulus money, veryhappy. But not everyone was. They filed for "idle" businesses. Back between 1985 and 1995 I owned a small bus company. Today, it is still listed with the NJ Secretary of State, but I haven't... Read more →


Eileen Cafagna, age 81, of Audubon

On August 1, 2022, Eileen (nee Vogel), age 82, passed away. Born and raised in Camden, Eileen was a longtime resident of Audubon before moving to Haddon Township two years ago. Eileen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Michael J. Cafagna, and her sister, Donna Saracino. She is lovingly survived by her two daughters, Denise Tamburro (Husband, Jim) and Christine Cafagna (Husband, Jim Eddis); her four grandchildren, Nicholas Tamburro, Angela Tamburro, Charlotte Eddis, and Michael Eddis; her sister, June Kelly along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Donations may be made in her name to Samaritan Hospice c/o Samaritan Gift Processing Center, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425, or at www.samaritannj.org/giving/donate-now. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Healey Funeral Home, Haddon Hts., NJ Read more →


Gloucester County GOP Chairwoman: When Will Someone Be Charged For K9 Ember's Death

MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante called a National Dog Day social media post by the official Gloucester County government Facebook page ironic. “For Gloucester County government to be posting anything about National Dog Day without any official acknowledgment of the death of K9 Ember while in the care of the County Fire Marshal is not only cold but ironic and insensitive,” GCGOP Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said. “The only thing county government should be concerned about is justice for K9Ember.” According to published reports, K9 Ember was assigned to the County Fire Marshal and passed away in the vehicle assigned to the Fire Marshal. This fact is not in dispute and was confirmed by an attorney for a member of the Fire Marshal’s family who stated that the dogs tragically died in the Fire Marshal’s 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe K9 vehicle, in correspondence denying that another member of... Read more →


Michael R. Arrison, of Cinnaminson/Brooklawn, age 63

Cinnaminson – Formerly of Brooklawn. On August 23, 2022. Age 63. Predeceased by his beloved son, Michael Arrison. Loving step-father of Julian Gonzalez. Beloved brother of Charles J. Arrison, John (Angie) Arrison, Janice (Tom) Kern, Joseph C. (Karen) Arrison, Todd Arrison, Kim Arrison and Linda McClelland. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was born in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from South High School in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in South Omaha. He loved going to the movies (especially with his sons when they were little) and watching TV. Michael loved music and especially Metallica was one of his favorites. He was a former resident of Brooklawn. He worked as a laborer at Georgia – Pacific. At the request of Mike’s siblings, cremation was private and there will be no memorial services. Family requests memorial donations in Michael’s name to the Harrison County Humane Society: 106 North 5th... Read more →


Mary Lou A. Calhoun, age 76, Formerly of Audubon, Haddon Hts., Collingswood Teacher

On July 24, 2022, Mary Lou (nee Roth), age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. A longtime Audubon and Haddon Heights resident before moving permanently to Ventnor six years ago. She was a graduate of West Catholic High School and Gwynedd Mercy University. She taught for many years retiring from the Collingswood School System. She was an active parishioner at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights, serving many years in the choir and as a Eucharistic minister. She enjoyed gardening, walking the beach collecting seashells, and spending time with her family. Mary Lou is lovingly survived by her husband of 55 years, James H.; her five children, Jim (Noreen), Jacquie Schaefgen (Brian), Chris (Christine), Jane Hocker (late Raymond) and Jesse; her 11 grandchildren: Sean, Riley, Chloe, Brooke, Sydney, Bayleigh, Seamus, Jake, Chelsea, Brady and Lily; her sisters, Judy (Joe) and Sue (Chad); her brother, Steve (Monica) as... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It is only 36 hours since President Biden announced the Student Loan Forgiveness program and we're not even sure it is legal yet. I suspect it will be long after the promised December 31, 2022, date before anything will happen as many states, banks, and people who paid off their loans will probably file suits in federal court. This program is only popular with current and recently-graduated students. People who paid off their loans don't think it is fair that the newer students get a pass. There are tons of parents who saved for years to put their kids through college. They don't like the free pass either. Then, how about all the farmers, truck drivers, plumbers, etc. who never went to college. Should they have to pay for someone else's bill? Again, I suspect a lot of lawsuits. Already, just 36 hours after the... Read more →


New Jersey's Sales Tax Holiday for Certain Retail Sales

August 27, 2022 – September 5, 2022 P.L. 2022, c.21, establishes a Sales Tax Holiday for certain retail sales of computers, school supplies, and sport or recreational equipment when sold to an individual purchaser for non-business use. The Sales Tax Holiday takes place between August 27 through September 5 of 2022. Sellers should not charge Sales Tax on eligible items when purchased during the Sales Tax Holiday. Retail sales of the following are exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday: Certain Computers Computers with a sales price less than $3,000. "Computers" means electronic devices that accept information in digital or similar form and manipulate it for a result based on a sequence of instructions. "Electronic" means related to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. Computers with a sales price greater than or equal to $3,000 remain subject to tax during the Sales Tax Holiday. School Art... Read more →


BIDEN'S OPEN BORDERS: M13 Gang Runs Freely in U.S.

10 MS-13 gang members indicted on murder, racketeering charges From "MS-13" by Adam Hinton. (CNBNews graphic files) Adam Hinton / Panos GALVESTON, Texas – Ten alleged MS-13 gang members were indicted Aug. 24 by a federal grand jury for various crimes including racketeering conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder in aid of racketeering (VICAR), firearms charges and obstruction of justice as a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation that included Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston, as well as various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The 10 individuals indicted included Franklin Trejo-Chavarria, 25; Julio Vigil-Lopez, 25; Walter Antonio Chicas-Garcia, 25; Luis Ernesto Carbajal-Peraza, 30; Carlos Alexi Garcia-Gongora, 24; Wilson Jose Ventura-Mejia, 26; Angel Miguel Aguilar-Ochoa, 37; Marlon Miranda-Moran, 23; Wilman Rivas-Guido, 26; and Carlos Elias Henriquez-Torres, 22. All ten defendants are citizens of El Salvador. Specific criminal charges for each defendant included at... Read more →


Mary E. Yearly , of Audubon, age 98

Mary E. Yearly (Wilson), age 98. Predeceased by Parents, Agnes and Howard Wilson, Husband Francis Yearly, Brothers Jim and Howard Wilson, and Sister Jean Thompson. Dear Mother to Linda Yearly, Patrick Yearly (Elena), and Lisa McComb (Bruce). Loving Aunt to Bob Thompson (Becky), Bill Thompson, Barb Thompson, Sue Velasquez (Fred), and Michael Wilson. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Audubon High School and was one of the original Audubon Bon Bons Drum and Bugle Corps members. She was active with her sorority at Audubon High School and continued through her entire life, meeting them for lunches and socializing. Her friends were an essential part of her life. She married Fran Yearly in 1951 and lived most of her life in Audubon, NJ. She worked at Macy’s in Cherry Hill, NJ, for 25 years. She knitted beautiful baby sweater sets in her retirement and donated them to First Way and St.... Read more →


VIDEO: Three Men Show The Art of Multitasking

The original lineup of the cast was Lee Mack, Jim Tavare, Tim Vine, Karen Taylor and Ronni Ancona. The gender balance of this lineup enabled considerable variation in the dramatic setups for the sketches, in that all three men could be paired with either of the two women. Additionally, as all the performers traditionally used their own names in sketches, humour was able to be drawn from the attractive female Ronni being referred to with what is a stereotypically male name (Ronni being short for Veronica). RELATED CATEGORY CHUCKLES Read more →


Jack Fitzpatrick, former mayor of South Harrison, U.S. Air Force Veteran, GCHS Alum, Raised in Gcity

John “Jack” Thomas Fitzpatrick of South Harrison Township, NJ, passed away on August 22, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Ann Fitzpatrick and the devoted father of Bartholomew Fitzpatrick and Kurt Fitzpatrick. He is also survived by his brother Tom Fitzpatrick and was the brother of the late Gerald “Jerry” Fitzpatrick Jr., the late Barbara “Babs” Biehler, and the late Richard “Dick” Fitzpatrick. Jack was born on March 15, 1936, in Shamokin, PA, and was raised in Gloucester City, NJ, where he attended Gloucester Catholic High School and worked as a lifeguard at the Gloucester City pool. He graduated from St. Jerome’s College in Kitchener, Ontario, and then spent four years in the Air Force. While on leave in Ocean City, NJ, he met Ann Grabowski on the beach. They married in 1963 on the day after JFK was assassinated and were married... Read more →


Kathleen M. Bocchicchio (nee Driscoll), age 71 of Mt. Ephraim

Kathleen M. Bocchicchio (nee Driscoll), age 71 of Mt. Ephraim, passed away on Tuesday August 23, 2022, after 71 years and a courageous fight with cancer. Kathy was born in Mt. Ephraim and had been a lifetime area resident. She worked as a municipal clerk for Lindenwold Borough, filled her time watching her children’s and grandchildrens’ games, over the years, and loved her jewelry. At home, Kathy enjoyed; reading, crocheting, jewelry, watching the Eagles, spending time with her pets, feeding the birds and squirrels, but, nothing was better than “Oh those Wildwood days” just losing hours on the beach and people watching. Kathy leaves to cherish her warm afterglow, her husband Joseph Bocchicchio. The unthinkable had become the unspeakable. Kathy was predeceased by her son Robert Driscoll and is survived by her children; Brian & his wife Cheryl Clark, Donna Clark and Jean DeMarco. She is the proud grandmother of... Read more →


Danger! Danger! Billboards Warn Residents of the Hazards of Transporting  LNG by Rail

Ban LNG By Rail Campaign Calls on Secretary Buttigieg to Repeal Reckless Rule One of five billboards; view them all here. PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 26, 2022) — Five new billboards are going up along some of the Philadelphia area’s busiest roads to warn drivers of the dangers of transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) by truck. The billboards are aimed at reaching locals who will see thousands of new trucks on the road daily if a planned LNG export facility is built in Gibbstown, NJ by New Fortress Energy. The first billboards will be up on August 29th and the last ones will come down on September 25th. "These billboards emphasize the dangers of transporting highly flammable and explosive liquefied natural gas by truck through our communities," said Sahana Rao, Project Attorney at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). "The Fortress LNG project puts the Pennsylvania and New Jersey communities along its... Read more →


Spotlight on NJ College Students: Ryan Elmore Name Albrights College Global Scholar

READING, PA (08/26/2022)-- Ryan Elmore of Barrington, N.J., has been named to Albright College's inaugural class of 15 Global Scholars. The group of first year students arrived on campus a day early, and will be housed together in a living learning community throughout their first year, while taking a series of courses together in the fall and spring semesters. Elmore is a graduate of Haddon Heights High School majoring in the alpha program at Albright. Included in the program is a January study away experience during which Global Scholars explore a particular topic with Albright faculty who are teaching the Scholars' fall and spring courses. The first cohort will study Spanish together, aiding in their study abroad exploration of South America. Using Cuenca, Ecuador as a base, students will live with a host family for several weeks while learning from Albright faculty about comparative cultures. Future Global Scholars study away... Read more →


Iron Chef Jose Garces Reinvents Garces Trading Co.

...WITH THE FIRST NEW CAFE AND MARKETPLACE LOCATION COMING CIRA CENTRE Philadelphia, PA - James Beard Award Winner Chef Jose Garces announces the return of one of his most beloved restaurant and hospitality concepts. Garces Trading Company (GTC) returns this fall as a collection of casual cafes that are part coffee shop, restaurant, bakery, marketplace, wine shop and corporate catering solution. The first new brick-and-mortar Garces Trading Company location will debut in Philadelphia in September at Cira Centre (2929 Arch Street), just steps from 30th Street Station and situated at the gateway to the Schuylkill Yards neighborhood. The Cira Centre location will feature seating for 130 people, a balcony executive dining room, grab and go offerings, wine shop and marketplace. Additional locations will be announced later this fall. Each location will share a common vision, menu items, marketplace offerings and general aesthetic, yet each location will also shine individually with... Read more →


SEPTA Transit Police Officer Info Session September 1

Newly Adopted, Competitive Wage Rates Bolster Efforts to Retain & Recruit PHILADELPHIA (August 25, 2022) – In preparation for the next academy class anticipated to start next January, SEPTA is holding a Transit Police Officer Information Session on Thursday, September 1. Targeted to candidates who are interested in learning more about career opportunities as a SEPTA Transit Police Officer, the session will cover: General information about Transit Police Officer recruitment, including work experience and education requirements, physical fitness tests, background checks, and how to apply “A Look into the Life of a Transit Police Officer” Review of the Police Officer Training Program Information on the pre-employment testing for Transit Police Officers Employee benefits overview Q&A with Transit Police representatives and recruiters In an effort to reward SEPTA Transit Police officers for their hard work and attract new candidates, SEPTA reached an agreement in June with the Fraternal Order of Transit... Read more →


UK gambling industry in 2022

The UK gambling industry is expected to exhibit a lot of growth between the years 2022 to 2026, which is estimated to heighten to $142.83 billion. The increase is due to the influence carried from adopting online gambling, esports, and sporting events into the industry. Implementing Artificial intelligence (AI) in gambling is one of the prime factors driving gambling in the UK to its success. Add to that the recent inclusion of bitcoin and live gambling by vendors, and you have a recipe for sizable demand in the business. With a lot of platforms from the industry offering promotions and bonuses, it’s a difficult market for punters to resist. This guide includes an up-to-date analysis of the countries’ market structures. How is the UK gambling market divided? The overall betting environment includes online gambling, the lottery, and casinos. Let’s take a look at how each of them performs and contributes... Read more →


(Video) Black bear in Florida Grabs Six-Year-Old Maggie...

the Family's Dog source News WKRG https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=REFVwiX04wo submitted by Gary Devine Florida Black Bear General Hunting FAQs Is it legal to hunt black bears in Florida? Florida does not have an open regulated bear hunting season at this time. The first regulated bear hunting season started in 1936 in Florida, and continued in parts of the state until 1994. A limited bear hunting season was re-opened in four areas in October 2015, but has remained closed since that time. In December 2019, FWC Commissioners approved an updated Florida Black Bear Management Plan, which included a new section outlining population management options, including regulated hunting. At that time, the FWC Commissioners indicated hunting was a valid tool and could be re-opened in the future. Read more →


4 Neurological Disorders That Cause Dysphagia

Dysphagia is the name given to any form of swallowing issues, and it can be caused by any number of underlying conditions, ranging from sore throats to serious neurological conditions. Dysphagia, especially when it’s severe, can be extremely debilitating because it limits the food you can eat and restricts how you need to eat it, meaning attending family meals can be difficult. According to the Swallowing Disorder Foundation, around 15 million American adults face Dysphagia at some point in their lives. Fortunately, despite being scary, dysphagia is managed and can disappear with proper care. If you notice swallowing issues developing without an obvious reason, go get checked out because it could be any of these neurological disorders. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) MS attacks nerves around the base of the spinal cord and inside the brain, making it a neurological disorder. The cause of MS isn’t known at this point, which means... Read more →


Cooper University HC 'Back to School’ COVID-19 Family Vaccine Clinic

Free school supplies, refreshments, Mister Softee Ice Cream (CAMDEN, NJ) Just in time for the new school year, Cooper University Health Care in cooperation with Camden County Department of Health is holding a free community-wide COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its Camden Vaccination Center located at 300 Broadway (between MLK Boulevard and Stevens Street) in downtown Camden. COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are available for all individuals who are 6 months or older. Participants will be offered free school supplies and refreshments. A Mister Softee ice cream truck will also be available to those in attendance. The event is open to all residents of Camden County. “Back-to-school is a time of preparation for a new year of learning,” said Louis Bezich, SVP and chief administrative officer at Cooper University Health Care. “Part of that preparation should include receiving a COVID-19 vaccination... Read more →