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September 28, 2022

Trenton Train Derailment, Investigation Continuing

TRENTON, NJ (September 28, 2022)SEPTA will operate with a reduced schedule on the Trenton Regional Rail Line through the end of service today, Wednesday, Sept. 28. This is due to continued activity at the site of this morning’s derailment near the Trenton Transportation Center. It is also possible that there will need to be repair work performed in the track area. Both inbound and outbound Trenton Line trains will operate approximately hourly through tonight. Delays are also possible for the start of service tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 29. We will provide more details about service as new information becomes available. Customers are urged to check septa.org and @SEPTA on Twitter for the latest details. The derailment occurred at approximately 11 a.m. today. The Trenton Line train had just left Trenton Transportation Center, traveling inbound toward Center City. The train was traveling at a low rate of speed. There were 25 passengers... Read more →


Barbara Ann Ashfield (Bobbi), formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumni Class of '60

Barbara Ann Ashfield (Bobbi) nee Bobbi Seum, age 79, called home on September 25, 2022. Raised in Gloucester City, Bobbi graduated from Gloucester High School in 1960. She lived in Haddon Heights for many years and lived in Pitman for 11 years. Bobbi was a member of the Bethel and Sicklerville United Methodist Churches. She was predeceased by her husband William Larry Ashfield. She is survived by her children Lori (Anthony) Valerio, Wendi (Joby) West, Michael (Veronica) Ashfield, stepson Larry (Lara) Ashfield, Jr. and grandchildren Christina Korsak, Jessica West, Ryan Valerio, and Kyra, Michael Jr, Alysa and Jaycob Ashfield. Friends may greet the family after 10 am on Thursday, September 25 in the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. The funeral service will be at 11 am. Those desiring may make a contribution to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Dr, Clayton, NJ 08312. Memories may be... Read more →


Gustafson for Congress Lawn Signs Available

Lawn signs are available and are being put together for deployment at Headquarters at 10 Shoppers Lane Blackwood. Put some together and take some home. There are less than 42 days left until the Midterm Elections Please Fill out and email back Our Volunteer Signup Sheet! NAME ADDRESS PHONE I would like to volunteer to: WORK THE POLLS _______ HOST A NEIGHBORHOOD MEET CLAIRE EVENT _______ MAKE PHONE CALLS ______ STUFF LIT BAGS _______ WALK NEIGHBORHOOD _______ HOLD A FUND RAISER _______ ORDER A LAWN SIGN ______ AND/OR DONATE: www.ClaireGustafson.com Read more →


Edmondo DiPaolo of Pemberton Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Severely Impaired Patient   

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 36-year-old man pled guilty to physically abusing a severely developmentally-impaired girl while working as her caregiver in the family’s Southampton home. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Edmondo DiPaolo, of Daniels Avenue in Pemberton Township, admitted guilt in exchange for a 23-year sentence in New Jersey state prison. He entered guilty pleas on September 16 in Superior Court to two counts of Aggravated Assault (Second Degree) and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for November 18 in Mount Holly. The investigation revealed that DiPaolo broke the victim’s femur while changing her diaper in March 2020. Because of her condition, she was unable to swallow. The investigation further revealed that DiPaolo forced water into her mouth, as well as a small stuffed animal. The victim, who was 16... Read more →


Thursday, September 29, Diocese of Camden Blue Mass

Diocese of Camden Blue Mass- All Are Welcome To Attend Or Watch Live Online! Happening TOMORROW- In Person and LIVE online! The Annual Diocese of Camden South Jersey Blue Mass! Thursday, September 29th 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Hope Parish 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012. All Police, Fire Fighters, EMS, public, and media are invited to attend in person! Can't make it in person? Watch it LIVE on the Diocese of Camden Facebook & YouTube starting at 10:30 AM, links are below: https://www.facebook.com/CamdenDiocese https://www.youtube.com/CamdenDiocese Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Clementon, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 press release Read more →


Peter J. Imlay, of Cinnaminson

On September 1, 2022. Age 63. Of Cinnaminson. Survived by many loving and devoted caregivers. Catholic Prayers of Committal and graveside burial on Tuesday, September 29, 2022 at 10 am at Waterford Memorial Park: 679 Pestletown Road, Waterford Works, NJ 08089. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Peter J. Imlay. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City, NJ. Ph: 856 - 456 - 1142. Read more →


Gaming and New Jersey: What's the history?

From Atlantic City to online gaming, it's safe to say that New Jersey has a long-standing affiliation with gaming and gambling fun. The famous Boardwalk dates back centuries - and the industry is a major money-puller in the heart of NJ. Since then, the thirst for games has grown massively and has, of course, evolved with the advent of online slots and more. Let's take a quick look at a brief history of gaming and gambling across the state and why NJ is one of the more playful territories across the US. When did gambling first become legal in New Jersey? Gambling laws have come and gone in New Jersey since the 1700s, from the first establishment of Atlantic City and the iconic Boardwalk. In fact, lotteries and sports betting have helped cement the growing NJ economy over the years. For example, while betting at the famed Freehold Raceway wasn't... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY RESIDENTS IN AREA OF MAPLE AVENUE - URGENT HYDRANT REPLACEMENT THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE DATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 TO: RESIDENTS IN AREA OF MAPLE AVENUE DUE TO AN URGENCY - THE UTILITY DEPARTMENT WILL BE REPLACING A HYDRANT ON MAPLE AVENUE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE NO WATER BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE. . IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 856 456-0169. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER DONNA DOMICO, LICENSED OPERATOR Read more →


Another Shooting in AC: 19-Year-Old Male Shot and Killed in Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING, NJ – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are cooperatively investigating the death of a man in Atlantic City, NJ. 1009 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ scene of the deadly shooting (image courtesy of Google Maps) On Sunday, September 25, 2022, the Atlantic City Police Department responded to 1009 Pacific Avenue for reports of two victims with gunshot wounds. Both were provided medical treatment and transported to the emergency room. One of the males, Malae Johnson, 19, of Mays Landing, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office were notified and responded. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/forms/tips-crimereporting/ and provide information by filling out the form... Read more →


Andrew James Osborne, 34, Charged with Murder of a Ocean Casino Resort Guest on Sept. 23

Ocean Casino Resort scene of the murder on September 23. Photo by Chris6d MAYS LANDING, NJ – The Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are investigating the death of a man in Atlantic City, NJ. On September 23, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a hotel room within the Ocean Casino Resort for an unresponsive male. The man, later identified as Brian Wilkinson, 47, of Egg Harbor Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene. If you like to gamble, you would much safer at home. And the place you and your friends should visit is the bonuscode online casino. The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy of the victim and determined the cause of death as stab wounds, and the manner of death was deemed a homicide. The investigation has resulted in the arrest of Andrew James... Read more →


“I Need Money Desperately” – How and Where to Borrow Money

“I need money here and now” isn’t a rare statement among potential borrowers. They try to deal with financial difficulties by borrowing money from private companies, namely online lenders. How effective is it? Is it safe at all? Does it make any sense? The answer is “yes”. Some lenders provide more attractive personal loan products than others. These include faster application and funding, lower interest rates, no early repayment penalties, and so on. To find the best personal loan, you can shop around and assess the available types of loans. You will need to consider APRs, service fees, and extra charges while making the final choice at direct payday loan lenders. Before you do so, learn more information about the loan product. Shop around for lenders and loan offers When you need a reliable lender to borrow money from, you shouldn’t rush with the decision. The market has a lot... Read more →


Bordentown Hosting Celtic Festival and Highland Games Oct. 8

September 23, 2022 – The Celtic Festival and Highland Games will take place Saturday, October 8, at Liberty Lake, Bordentown, NJ. The family- and dog-friendly event will feature Highland Games competitions, musical acts, entertainment, fashion shows, merchants, and a variety of food vendors. For the over-21 crowd, the South Jersey Celtic Society will be serving craft beers from Spellbound Brewing and Third State Brewery, and wine and mead from Valenzano Winery. Expertly guided whiskey tastings will take place during the festival for an additional cost. Discounted tickets are available in advance at https://njrenfaire.ticketspice.com/south-jersey-celtic-festival-2022 or full price at the door. This year’s event will feature Highlands Game competitions led by Robert Meulenberg, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at the University of Maine by day, and a power-lifting, caber tossing champion by night. Dr. Meulenberg invites interested attendees to apply for a spot to compete in the Highland Games. Serious candidates should... Read more →


Friendly Burger Contest to Benefit Local Parks and Rec.

Burgers for Ballfields The Fare Porter and Burgertime Holding Friendly Burger Contest to Benefit Local Parks & Rec Marcello De Fao, the chef/owner of The Fare Porter in Haddonfield, NJ, and Dane DeMarco, the chef/owner of Burgertime in Audubon, NJ, have decided to team up to host a friendly burger contest in South Jersey, with funds raised going towards the parks & recreation departments for the respective communities where each restaurant is located. Throughout the month of October, beginning on Sunday, October 1, and going through Halloween, whichever business sells more burgers will take 75 percent of the proceeds raised, and donate them to their town’s parks & rec department to pay for baseball field upkeep, renovations, construction, and other necessary improvements. “There are no losers here,” said De Fao. “Everybody wins. Dane will sell some delicious burgers, as will we, and at the end of the month, all of... Read more →


SAY IT ISN'T SO!!! The Experts Doubt Economic, Environmental Value of Wind Power

Heavy transport, wind turbine transportation Shutterstock (The Center Square) – Wind farms continue to pop up like mushrooms across Michigan’s landscape, and with them, plenty of backlash from energy, economic and environmental public policy experts. Michigan ranks 15th for total wind generation nationwide, according to a 2021 study released by Commodity.com, which was updated last May. The study reports wind provides 8% of the total electricity consumed by the nation’s homes, government entities and businesses while contributing 7% to Michigan’s electricity grid. While proponents tout the environmental benefits of wind over other energy sources, it typically takes 18 months after its full installation before a turbine truly can be said to “have paid off its carbon debt,” according to Kevon Martis, a certified land use planner and zoning administrator for Lenawee County’s Deerfield Township. Martis explained to The Center Square that the manufacturing and transportation of turbines to their destination... Read more →


Winnifred Olosunde, 66, and Taiwo “Peter” Olosunde, 55, Charged with Insurance Fraud, Failing to Pay Taxes

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced that a Mercer County couple, and owners of a New Jersey non-emergency medical transportation company, have been charged with an alleged scheme to provide false payroll information in order to obtain lower premiums on workers’ compensation coverage. Winnifred Olosunde, 66, and Taiwo “Peter” Olosunde, 55, both of Ewing, NJ, were each charged with one count of third-degree insurance fraud, nine counts of third-degree failure to file personal and employer tax returns, and nine counts of third-degree failure to pay personal and employer taxes, in connection with their business Two Enterprise, Inc. (Two Enterprise), which was also named as a defendant. The charges were contained in an indictment handed up by a state grand jury on September 16, 2022. Winnifred Olosunde is charged with insurance fraud for allegedly knowingly providing false information in... Read more →


Two Black Females Beat Victim on North 19th Street; If You Recognize Either One Call Philly PD (Film)

PHILADELPHIA PA (September 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--On September 9, 2022, at 11:20 PM, the victim, a 32-year-old-female, was walking on the 400 block of N 19th St when she was approached from behind by two unknown black females when one of the suspects grabbed her by her hair and pushed her to the ground. Both suspects then began to punch the victim and ripped her pocketbook from her shoulder. Both suspects then fled and were last seen north on 20th St then west on Shamokin St. Taken was a brown pocketbook containing the victim’s credit cards, IDs, and house/car keys. The victim sustained abrasions to her elbows and knees. Suspect Description: Suspect #1: Black female in her teens, thin build, puffy hair, wearing a multi-color outfit. Suspect #2: Black female in her teens, thin build, hair pulled up. wearing a bandana, a dark t-shirt with a “Five Below” logo, dark shorts, and... Read more →


Emma Madeline Wine (nee Creely), age 103

Emma Madeline Wine (nee Creely), age 103, died Monday, September 12, 2022, in Pitman, NJ. Emma was CNBNews graphic file born in Toms River, NJ to William and Madeline (nee Hickman) Creely. Emma is predeceased by her husband Paul J. Wine and her sister Hester & her husband Robert Williams of Albuquerque, NM. Emma retired as a librarian for the city of Camden at the East Branch Library in Dudle Grange on Federal Street and was a longtime member of Audubon United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son Daniel & his wife Edith, grandson James and daughter Carol Thiel. Interment will be held privately at Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken. #crerancelebration #heartfelt © 2022 Creran Celebration LLC. All Rights Reserved Read more →


Free COVID Vaccinations at SEPTA'S 69th. Street Transportation Center Every Wednesday

Thanks to a partnership with the Delaware County Health Department, free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available on the last Wednesday of each month through December 28 at SEPTA’s 69th Street Transportation Center. All individuals ages 6 months+ are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. The clinic will be open this Wednesday, September 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall (Main Lobby). The vaccinations are free with no appointment, ID, or health insurance required. 69th Street Transportation Center is located at 6901 Market Street in Upper Darby, Pa. Those with questions about getting the vaccination should contact the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line at 484-276-2100 or visit delcoPA.gov/vax Read more →