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September 29, 2022

Robert A. Jones, of Gloucester Twp; formerly of the Fairview; Past Owner of Olde Grads Lounge

Robert A. Jones, on September 25, 2022, of Gloucester Twp., NJ; formerly of the Fairview section of Camden, NJ. Age 83. Beloved husband of the late Jean Jones (nee Osborne). Devoted father of Robert Jones (Carmen), Jeanne Chumbley (John), Marlene Hrynio (Joseph), and Christina Torok (Laurance). Loving Pop Pop of Holly, Stephanie, Ryan, Robert, Megan, Melissa, Shaun, and Alex and great grandpop of Steven, Daniel, Charles, and Abigail. Dear brother of Sammy Jones and Doris Kavanagh. Preceded in death by 15 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Robert was an electrical engineer for many years and the successful owner of several bars, including Olde Grads Lounge in Oaklyn. There will be a viewing from 7 pm to 9 pm Friday, September 30 and from 10:15 am to 11:15 am Saturday, October 1 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 12 noon Saturday at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa... Read more →


Philadelphia SEPTA Police Arrest 14-Year-Old for Shooting at Tioga Station

SEPTA'S TIOGA STATION PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet) – SEPTA Transit Police this morning arrested a 14-year-old male on aggravated assault and related charges for shooting at a Market-Frankford Line train on Sunday night. The incident occurred at the Tioga Station at 10:35 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Following a brief altercation on-board the train, the shooter exited the train, pulled a gun out of his bag, and fired two rounds at the train as it was leaving the station. One of the two rounds penetrated a train window and was recovered in the vehicle. There were several passengers on board, but fortunately, no one was struck by gunfire or otherwise injured. SEPTA Police immediately launched an investigation, including a thorough review of surveillance video, to identify the suspect, who was arrested shortly after a warrant was approved this morning. SEPTA Police continue to urge customers to contact them with any... Read more →


Kevin S. McQuaid, of Gloucester City, Marine Corp Veteran, GHS Alum

On September 26, 2022. Age 50. Of Gloucester City. Beloved son of Wilfred W. McQuaid, Jr. and the late Patricia E. McQuaid (nee Laughlin). Loving brother of Karen Greco (Nunzio) and the late Douglas McQuaid. Cherished uncle of Michael, Matthew, Kacie, Justin, Tyler, Ryan, Dylan, and Eric. Kevin was a graduate of Gloucester City High School. He went on to proudly serve our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. At his request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation online at diabetes.org Please memo, Kevin S. McQuaid. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Kevin S. McQuaid. Funeral arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →


Local Veterans Honoring the Men and Women of Camden County for Bravery and Patriotism

Medal Ceremony Aboard the Battleship New Jersey Honors Veterans and their families will join the Board of Commissioners and other local officials on Friday, September 30th at 4 PM for a ceremony where 13 veterans will be honored with the Camden County Military Services Medals. Commissioner and Gold Star mother, Melinda Kane, liaison to the county’s Office of Veterans Affairs, talked about the importance of the ceremony for the municipality. “The Board of Commissioners wants to honor these men and women who have displayed true bravery and patriotism,” Kane said. “We invite all residents of Camden County to join us in this celebrating these heroes and their service to our nation.” Recipients include: John J. Armano William K. Betts Lonnie C. Christian Harry J. Deaner Jr. Harry J. Deaner III Charles B. Fogarty Raymond F. Irwin Daniel J. Morrow Robert T. Stuart Emma Super Carlos Vargas-Barragan Jesse L. Vitkow Robert... Read more →


14 Guards at Edna Mahan Women's Correctional Prison Indicted for Conspiracy, Inmate Assaults

The exterior of Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Hunterton County. In 2021 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday plans to close the state’s only women’s prison and relocate the facility’s 372 prisoners after reviewing a new investigative report he commissioned to look into a January attack by mostly male guards on women incarcerated there. The Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, which is more than 100 years old, has a history riddled with officers arrested for sexually abusing prisoners and cases of officers using excessive force. ( NJ Spotlight News ) TRENTON – A state grand jury today voted to indict 14 corrections officers who were charged after a January 2021 incident at the Hunterdon County-based Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, in which inmates were forcibly removed from cel, ls and some were beaten, leaving two of the victims severely injured. Grand jurors returned an indictment against all... Read more →


Behavioral Health Workers Ratify First Contract with SERV in Mercer County

Hamilton, NJ – After a nearly three-year battle to secure their voice on the job, the residential counselors and maintenance workers at SERV Centers of New Jersey in Mercer County voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first contract. These front-line workers, who provide the critical mental, addiction and behavioral services our communities desperately need, stood strong against years of SERV’s efforts to deny them their union rights and won a contract that will improve working conditions, staffing and consumer care. "This is a monumental moment and a historical moment for behavioral health workers like us across New Jersey,” said Joshua Rogers, a residential counselor. “After years of my co-workers and I being subjected to lack of wages and other not so favorable practice, this contract will hold SERV accountable and make the real positive change." Highlights from the new three-year contract between SERV and AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 includes improvements... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: FREE Hotel Rooms, Healthcare Services, Library Cards, Cellphones (VIDEO)

NEW YORK, NY--Newsmax National Correspondent Mike Carter reports on illegal immigrants being rewarded with FREE midtown hotels, health care, cell phones, school supplies, and more, when they arrive in New York - via. "American Agenda" on Newsmax. W Watch Newsmax on Directv 349, Xfinity 1115, Dish 216, Spectrum (see channels), Cox, Optimum, U-Verse 1120, FiOS 615, Suddenlink, CenturyLink 1209, Mediacom 277, Fubo, Sling, WOW!, Armstrong, or the Newsmax App. Read more →


DEVELOPING STORY: Sheriff Officers and SWAT Conduct Raid in the 300-Unit Block of Paris Avenue, Brooklawn

photo of 308 Paris Avenue, Brooklawn BROOKLAWN, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On Thursday, September 29, around 10 AM, the residence at 308 Paris Avenue, Brooklawn, was raided by an armed SWAT Team, Camden County Sheriff Officers, and a K-9 unit. Some of the officers were dressed in tactical gear and carried automatic rifles. Above, Officers were jammed up under the carport and inside the porch of the home waiting for the suspect to open the door. One officer yelled we are sending in a K-9 dog. Throughout this time the dog continued to bark. Below, Sheriff's vehicles blocked off the 300-unit block of Paris Avenue to all traffic at either end. The arrow points to the location of the house that was raided. This is a developing story. Read more →


Reviewed: Ernest Sports Golf Launch Monitor Es14

The ES14, released by Ernest Sports in 2014, is the company's most recent portable launch monitor. The ES14's biggest selling factor may be its mobility and the ease with which it can be set up in comparison to other high-end options. It measures 8.25 inches by 5.50 inches by 1.85 inches and weighs 3.5 pounds. Operating The Ernest Launch Monitor ES14 Users need only bring the ES14 to the range (or their home golf studio), power up the device, and adjust the integrated kickstand to ensure the device is angled appropriately to capture ball speed information (you'll need to adjust the kickstand depending on the group of clubs you're using: driver to 5-iron, 6-iron to gap wedge, and lob and sand wedge). The ES14 can run on a single 9V battery (an extra battery can be stored in the case's battery well), so you can leave the power adapter at... Read more →


South Jersey Medical Students Receive White Coats

OLD WESTBURY, NY (09/28/2022)-- New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) welcomed its newest medical students during ceremonies where members of the Class of 2026 received their first white coats. Local medical students coated include: Henry Morelli from Marlton (08053) Mansi Patel from Vineland (08360) The white coat ceremony is a medical school rite of passage that marks the official start of a student's medical education. Learn more. About New York Institute of Technology New York Institute of Technology's six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity; biology, health professions, and medicine; architecture and design; engineering; IT and digital technologies; management; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City and Long... Read more →


Names of Businesses and Non-Profits in the 08030 Area Who Received PPP Loans Released by ProPublica

THE DATA PROVIDED BELOW IS FOR GLOUCESTER CITY AND BROOKLAWN GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--ProPublica, an independent news organization that produces investigative journalism, released a CNBNews graphic files database of all the names of the businesses and non-profits that received money from the Paycheck Protection Program. The PPP is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. First Draw PPP loans can help fund payroll costs, including benefits. They may also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations. The Paycheck Protection Program, established by the CARES Act, is implemented by the Small Business Administration with support from the Department of the Treasury. This program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to... Read more →


Beginners’ tips for the online casino roulette table

Roulette is one of the most popular games at any online casino for a number of reasons, among which one of the most important is its simplicity. Even if you’ve never played roulette before and are just now getting interested because Wish casinos lists some sites worth trying, it’s pretty easy to understand. You place your bet, the wheel spins, and you win or lose - that’s as straightforward as games get. However, that doesn’t mean you should play it with your brain switched off. Keeping a close watch on what’s going on, and knowing how to react, is an essential part of winning at roulette, whether online or offline. If you’re taking to the roulette table, then maximizing your chances of winning is not an opportunity to be turned down. So here are a few beginner-friendly tips that can help you win on this simplest of casino games. Mix... Read more →


Thursday Night in Bellmawr I-76 and I-295 ramp closures

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-76 eastbound ramp to I-295 southbound and the I-295 northbound ramp to I-76 westbound will be closed Thursday night as the Direct Connect project continues in Bellmawr, Camden County. I-76 eastbound Exit 1A Closure NJDOT is scheduled to close the I-76 eastbound left lane before the Browning Road Bridge and the Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, September 29 until 6 a.m. Friday, September 30. The closure is necessary to replace damaged construction barrier near the Essex Street overpass. The following detour will be in place: I-76 eastbound Exit 1A ramp to I-295 southbound detour: Motorists traveling on I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound will be directed to take Exit 1B to I-295 northbound, which is before Exit 1A Take Exit 28/Route 168 Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 168... Read more →


Contract Killer Ernest Presley, of Philadelphia Pleads Guilty to Six Murders and One Attempted Murder

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Ernest Pressley, 42, of Philadelphia, PA, (image) pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Eduardo C. Robreno to one count of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and four counts of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, in connection with Pressley’s role in murdering four victims in Philadelphia between 2017 and 2018, all in exchange for money. As part of the guilty plea, the defendant also admitted to his role in the killing of two other victims in 2016 and 2017, and the attempted murder of a woman in 2018. Charging documents and court filings detailing these crimes were unsealed today in connection with the plea hearing. In late 2018, the Philadelphia Police Department joined with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate Pressley in connection with the murder of a victim known as S.S., who was... Read more →


Wanda Sprague, of Pemberton Pleads Guilty to DUI and Causing the Death of Teenager

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 55-year-old Pemberton Township woman pled guilty today to driving. At the same time, impaired and causing the death of a teenage motorist late last year during a head-on collision occurred after drinking at a Browns Mills bar. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Wanda Sprague, of Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, pled guilty to one count of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) in exchange for a term of eight years in New Jersey state prison. The plea was entered in Superior Court in Mount Holly before the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for November 16. In addition to the criminal charges, Sprague agreed to plead guilty to Driving While Intoxicated, a motor vehicle summons. The investigation began on December 16, 2021, after officers from the Pemberton Township Police Department were dispatched to the area of Lakehurst Road and Rancocas Lane... Read more →


Flaming Grill & Modern Buffet Opens in East Hanover

photo provided EAST HANOVER (September 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Monday, September 26, Flaming Grill & Modern Buffet in East Hanover, New Jersey, celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They were joined by East Hanover Mayor Joseph Pannullo, Council President Brokaw, Councilman Martorelli, Councilwoman Jandoli, Morris County Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen, Morris County Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus, Morris County Chamber of Commerce President Meghan Hunscher, and Mt. Arlington NJ Mayor Mike Stanzilis to celebrate the new restaurant being opened. This location is the first of many on the East Coast to open in 2022. Read more →


Craftsman Row Saloon Debuts New Halloween Nightmare

BEFORE CHRISTMAS POP-UP JUST IN TIME FOR THE SPOOKY SEASON * The Jeweler's Row bar, known for its award-winning Christmas pop-up, is now debuting its first ever Halloween experience, complete with pumpkin mac and cheese and two special theme milkshakes to pay homage to the Tim Burton classic movie * Philadelphia, PA - Craftsman Row Saloon, at 112 S. 8th Street, announces the debut of their first-ever Halloween pop-up experience. Nightmare Before Christmas will have the Jeweler's row restaurant and bar decked out in all its Halloween glory with decorations from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, including dozens of floating witches' hats, real pumpkins, black ravens, giant spiders, cobwebs, twinkling candles, and installations inspired by the movie. With the Halloween take-over in the dining room comes two new themed milkshakes that are over-the-top and feature elaborate decorations, giant cookies, and more. On the Halloween menu of food additions,... Read more →


Three Airline Employees at PHL Airport Indicted for Reservations Skimming Fraud Scheme

Philadelphia International Airport PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Taylor Thompson, 27; Tiana Fairfax, 29, both of Philadelphia, PA, and Theodore Robinson, 29, of Upper Darby, PA, were arrested and charged by Indictment with seven counts of wire fraud in connection with their scheme to defraud their employer, a national airline carrier, out of ticket fare revenue by recruiting customers to book inexpensive flights which they didn’t intend to use, upgrading those customers to more expensive flights which the customers actually wanted by using supervisors’ computer access codes, and then charging the customers a ‘commission’ and pocketing that money rather than charging the customer the full price of the upgraded flight. The Indictment alleges that in 2017 and 2018, defendant Thompson was an employee in a supervisory role with a major U.S. airline headquartered in Florida, and defendants Fairfax and Robinson worked as customer service agents... Read more →


LVHN Mobile Mammograms Returning to Kutztown University Oct. 31

KUTZTOWN, PA (09/28/2022) The Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University Monday, Oct. 31. Screenings will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center parking lot. The screening service will be offered to women over 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year. The event is open to the entire community. Post-traditional and graduate students and staff, faculty, and community members can benefit from this opportunity. No prescription is needed for women over 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year. There are also grant funding opportunities for those over 40 without insurance; those interested should contact the Lehigh Valley Health Network for more information. To schedule an appointment, call 888-402-5846. Please have your physician's contact information and insurance card available during your call. Eligibility and FAQ | LVHN Website First in the... Read more →


CNB Hunting News Delaware: Open in October Antlerless Deer, Muzzleloader Deer, Duck/Snow Geese

Youth Waterfowl Hunt to Occur Oct. 15; Hunters Reminded That Deer Hunting is Allowed on All Sundays Through Jan. 31, 2023 Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including various deer firearm seasons, duck, snow goose and other migratory game birds – as well as the one-day youth-only waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2023, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at de.gov/sundayhunt. Hunting season dates and hunting hours for seasons opening in October: Snow goose: Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, 2023; Feb. 4, 2023 (½-hour before sunrise to sunset) Antlerless deer: Oct. 1 through 2, 17, 21 through 24 and 28 through 31, including Sundays (½- hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset) Muzzleloader... Read more →


Darrel Alston’s Luxury Sneaker and Apparel Brand Bungee Oblečení to Debut at Neiman Marcus King of Prussia

Taking Things to the Next Level... on October 14th Darrell Alston spent more than 11 years in prison, using that time to make plans and sketch designs for hundreds of pairs of shoes, which would eventually lead to the conception of his luxury sneaker and apparel brand, Bungee Oblečení. Shortly after launching his business, Alston became one of those feel-good, national comeback stories you often hear about, eventually being featured on the Today Show, Inside Edition, The Nick Cannon Show and more, helping this humble Philadelphia-based entrepreneur’s dreams of success in the luxury fashion world come true. In the summer of 2021, Richard A. Johnson, the CEO of FootLocker, contacted Alston. Shortly thereafter, a collection of sneakers from Bungee was added to Foot Locker’s website and stores for sale. Now, Alston is reaching even higher, taking it up a notch with unveiling the fall 2022 Bungee Oblečení collection of sneakers... Read more →