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February 2024

Camden County Health issues “Code Blue”

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that the region will be under a Code Blue Advisory Thursday evening to Friday morning. The Health Officer has issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 1. The after-hours code blue emergency hotline is 2-1-1. “It is crucial that everyone gets inside and away from these dangerous elements,” Betteridge said. “It’s also important that our elderly residents and those living with disabilities have their heat in working... Read more →

Mad Bunny ‘Madder Than Ever’ Bar Set to Takeover Resorts Casino Hotel’s Bar One

This March Spring-inspired pop-up bar opens Saturday, March 9th ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 29, 2024) – The Mad Bunny Bar is back at Resorts Casino Hotel and madder than ever! Bar One’s newest pop up opens on Saturday, March 9th and will provide guests with a unique experience. Those who step into the scientific lab will be greeted by the Mad Bunny crafting vibrant cocktails. Guests who are looking to snag a photo with the Mad Bunny are in luck as there will be photo opportunities every Saturday night in March (excluding March 2nd). Additionally, guests can indulge in drink... Read more →

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center offers adoption specials for Leap Day

(Blackwood, NJ) – To celebrate Leap Day, all animals at Homeward Bound will have an adoption fee of $1 until Sunday, March 3. The adoption center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “There are so many animals at the shelter just waiting to find a loving home,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the animal shelter. “Please consider opening your heart and your home to a new pet. And if you are unable to adopt right now, the shelter is always looking for donations.” For... Read more →

Springdale Road in Cherry Hill Township to reopen Friday after utility work 

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Springdale Road will reopen at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, after being closed due to a major water line repair by New Jersey American Water. The work activity was located between Route 70 and Kresson Road and was completed in 11 days. “After experiencing some disruptions with this closure by American Water, we are happy to announce that Springdale Road will be reopened on Friday afternoon,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Crews went above and beyond to ensure that the work was done in a timely manner and that has... Read more →


NEW JERSEY STATE PARKS SEEKING APPLICANTS (24/P6) TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has begun accepting applications for more than 800 peak-season part-time jobs throughout state parks, forests and historic sites, Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today. Available seasonal part-time job opportunities include lifeguards, naturalists, history educators, general maintenance workers, visitor service assistants and office staff. Peak season generally runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with select state parks extending positions from April to October based on operational needs. Applicants, such as students and teachers whose availability may be limited to weekends during specific periods of... Read more →

Pennsauken Police Investigating Fatal Auto Accident

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (February 29, 2024)(CNBNews)--On Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, at approximately 2102 hours, the Pennsauken Police Department responded to the area of US-130 and Terrace Ave. for a report of a two-car pedestrian motor vehicle collision. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian, a 42-year-old Pennsauken resident identified as Antonio Diaz Jr., was pronounced deceased on the scene. The collision is currently under investigation by the Pennsauken Police Traffic Division. ​Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this collision is urged to contact Ptl. Brewer of the Pennsauken Police Traffic Division (856-488-0080 Ext. 2529), Sgt. Kern (856-488-0080 Ext. 3301),... Read more →

Saint Mary's Parish Irish Parade, Gloucester City

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024 Participate in the Parade! Join us in making the Gloucester City St. Patrick's Parade an event to remember. We extend a warm invitation to non-profits, local businesses, and community groups to actively participate in this vibrant celebration. Your presence adds a unique and invaluable element to the festivities, fostering community spirit and making the parade a true reflection of our diverse and dynamic community. Come be a part of the excitement – it's more than a parade; it's an opportunity to showcase the heart and soul of Gloucester City and South Jersey. CLICK HERE FOR MORE... Read more →

Disabled Fishing Vessel off Barnegat Light Assisted by Good Samaritans/Coast Guard

USCG photos PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted four mariners Tuesday after the 64-foot commercial fishing vessel Monica became disabled about 85 miles from the New Jersey coast. The Monica was reported to be experiencing transmission issues and a Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light 47-foot Motor Life Boat (MLB) crew safely towed the vessel to Lighthouse Marina, in Barnegat Light. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York contacted the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to relay that a person aboard the fishing vessel Monica sent a distress hail reporting they... Read more →

Why Do Consumers Need To Be Aware Of Their Rights When Involved In A Chemical Exposure Lawsuit?

Chemical exposure can happen unexpectedly, causing harm and distress to individuals and communities. When such incidents occur, consumers must understand their rights and options, especially if they decide to pursue legal action. In this article, we'll look into why consumers need to be aware of their rights when involved in a chemical exposure lawsuit and what steps they can take to protect themselves. Why Consumer Awareness Matters Consumer awareness plays a critical role in ensuring the protection of rights, particularly in cases of chemical exposure. Individuals have fundamental rights to safety and health, which must be upheld when dealing with... Read more →

Philadelphia Crime Log for Tuesday: Shooting, Stabbing, Hit n Run

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 28, 2024)(CNBNews)--LISTED BELOW IS A summary of overnight incidents from Tuesday evening until now. Please note that this information is preliminary and subject to change. Additional details are currently unavailable; however, updates will be provided as they become available. 1. Shooting - 19th and West York Street (22nd District) - Location: N 19th St./W York St, on the highway - Time: Approximately 3:24 AM - Description: A male, approximately 20-30 years old ("John Doe"), was shot once in the chest and once in the left leg. He was transported by police to Temple Hospital and placed in... Read more →

Jefferson East Region Gala Held Giving Tank Winners and Healthcare Heroes Named

Some 400 guests enjoyed a night of dining and dancing – as well as recognition for some special Jefferson team members -- at the recent 2024 Gala held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Nearly $400,000 dollars was raised though the event, held on February 24, to support programs and services in the Jefferson - East Region. The entertainment headliner was DJ Jazzy Jeff. A great time was had by all! Thank you to everyone who supported this important fundraising event for our region. Winners of the 2024 Giving Tank – a “Shark Tank” type contest... Read more →

Philly AIDS Thrift Announces $324K in New Grants and Reaches New Milestone

Philadelphia's non-profit thrift store transforms donated treasures into much-needed funding for local communities and neighborhoods affected by HIV/AIDS. Philadelphia, PA - Philly AIDS Thrift and Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room are thrilled to award $324,000+ in grants for 31 HIV/AIDS service organizations and their programs that are centered on prevention and care in the Delaware Valley. This much-needed grant funding is more crucial than ever. Nonprofits throughout the country have been challenged by budget cuts, dwindling donations and other economic factors. The new donations will bring the group's lifetime total to a major new milestone. As of this week,... Read more →

Morrestown Man Charged with Promoting Obscene Material to a Minor

Moorestown, N.J.- A Burlington County man has been charged with promoting obscene material to a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and other offenses, following an investigation involving a 15-year-old female victim, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw, Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf, and Moorestown Director of Police Patrick J. Reilly, Jr. Ovidiu V. Dragos, 60, of Moorestown, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of third-degree Promoting Obscene Material to Persons Under 18-years-old, one count of fourth-degree Stalking, and... Read more →

Senator from New Jersey Visits Health Clinic in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA – CFK Africa, an international nonprofit with offices in Kenya and the U.S., hosted U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Monday, Feb. 19, at its health clinic serving residents of Kibera, Africa’s largest informal settlement situated on the outskirts of Nairobi. Booker visited CFK Africa’s Tabitha Medical Clinic, a full-scale medical facility in the heart of Kibera, Kenya, that hosts one of the largest urban infectious disease surveillance platforms established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in an informal settlement. The research findings from this platform have informed policy in Kenya and globally,... Read more →

Practical Tips for Integrating Quantum AI into Your Trading Routine

Quantum AI for predictive trading, a cutting-edge technology that marries the power of quantum computing with the insights of artificial intelligence, has the potential to completely transform the world of trading. By harnessing the incredible computational capabilities of quantum computers and the sophisticated algorithms of AI, traders can gain a significant edge in accurately forecasting market trends and making well-informed decisions. In this article, we will delve into practical tips for integrating Quantum AI into your trading routine, unlocking its benefits, navigating the challenges, and accurately measuring its success. Understanding Quantum AI: A Brief Overview Before delving into the practicalities... Read more →

Winners of the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards

The National Association of Women Business Owners South Jersey (NAWBO SJ) Chapter announced the 2024 award honorees and sponsors for its 20th Annual Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Ceremony. The awards dinner celebration will take place Wednesday, 03.06.2024 at the Mansion on Main Street, 3000 Main Street, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043, 530pm – 9:00 pm. NAWBO SJ Beyond the Glass Ceiling Honorees 2024 NAWBO SJ honors extraordinary individuals for their contributions to women and women business owners, as well as our community at large. The following community leaders have been chosen as award recipients: Women Business Owners of The Year... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Leaders Attend SNJDC Event

Cherry Hill, NJ, February 27, 2024 -- Aaron Chang, President of Jefferson Health – East Region in New Jersey, along with other members of the leadership team, attended the Southern New Jersey Development Council’s Public Policy Speaker Series on February 27, held at the Tavistock Country Club. Congressman Andy Kim was the keynote speaker at the event, which was presented by Jefferson. Congressman Kim detailed his approach regarding issues facing our region and nation, including economic growth, innovation, competition, and national security. Jefferson Health was recognized by Kim for the investments it has made to improve the health of our... Read more →

Was the Execution of Killer Kenneth Eugene Smith Torture?

by Ralph Chapoco, New Jersey Monitor January 26, 2024 A jury convicted Kenneth Eugene Smith of the 1988 murder-for-hire of Elizabeth Sennett. (Alabama Department of Corrections) The state of Alabama Thursday executed Kenneth Eugene Smith for the 1988 murder-for-hire of Elizabeth Sennett. The execution, the first ever carried out with nitrogen gas, began at 7:56 p.m., according to the Alabama Attorney General’s office. Smith was pronounced dead at 8:25 p.m. Smith, 58, made a final statement through a mask, which muffled his words. “Tonight, Alabama caused humanity to take a step backwards,” Smith said. “I leave with love, peace and... Read more →

Murphy Proposes Investments in NJ Transit and Open Spaces

Trenton, NJ - Governor Murphy is proposing to make significant investments in our open spaces, grid and to NJ Transit. On February 27th, Governor Murphy gave his fiscal year budget address for 2025 (FY 25) which is available online here. Anjuli Ramos-Busot, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, issued the following statement; “The FY 2025 state budget has some wins for our environment, including free state park entrance and dedication to the Garden State Greenway and adding much needed green space to urban North Jersey. Together, there will be $70 million allotted in this budget for the revitalization of... Read more →

Gloucester City's Fire Department Has New Members

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 27, 2024)(CNBNews)--On Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Gloucester City Council meeting in council chambers, 313 Monmouth Street, newly hired firefighters Nicholas Stewart (left, above) and Nathan Castagna (below, second from left) took the oath of office. The event was attended by many members of the community, including the families and friends of the two new firefighters. Read more →

Summer Camp, Where Kids Discover Their Potential

By Andy Pritikin Life is hard. We know this, and yet so many children grow up sheltered from hardships, as their well-meaning parents unknowingly hold them back. In Adam Grant’s excellent new book, “Hidden Potential,” (2023) he lays out the importance of children working through tough situations, to build the character skills needed to be successful in life as an adult. Grant explains, “Character is often confused with personality, but personality is your basic instincts for how to think, feel, and act. Character is your capacity to prioritize your values over your instincts.” It’s more than having principles. Character is... Read more →

GOP Releases Names of Council Candidates; Reed List Reasons for Seeking Office

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 27, 2024)(CNBNEWS)--The Gloucester City Republican Committee has announced its slate of council candidates for the November 5, 2024 election. The list includes: Anthony Kates Ward 1 Patti Kropp Ward 2 Sandy Reed Ward 3 James Muller Council At-Large Third Ward candidate Sandy Reed gave the following reasons for seeking office. 1. We have a housing issue in our town. Over 70% of the properties are rentals, and most of those landlords don't reside in Gloucester City or nearby. 2. We need to start cleaning up our town. Stop crimes before they happen and prosecute the criminals... Read more →

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Rowan's Earns Berth to 2024 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship

GLASSBORO – The Rowan men’s basketball team has earned an at-large berth to the 2024 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship and will face Carnegie Mellon (18-6) in the first round on Friday, March 1, with Catholic University serving as the host. Tip-off is 3:15 p.m. at the DuFour Center. Catholic (23-4) will take on Worcester State (18-9) in Friday’s other game at 5:45 p.m. with the winners meeting on Saturday’s Second Round , which is set for 5:45 p.m. Rowan, 19-7, captured its second straight NJAC regular-season title with a 13-5 conference mark, but was eliminated in the semifinals... Read more →

Happy 85 Birthday to Rick Gonzales! GHS Alum, Navy Vet., Activist, Businessman

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 26, 2024)(CNBNews)--This past Saturday afternoon, a beautiful day, family and friends gathered at the Pine Grove Fire Hall on Jersey Avenue to celebrate a very special occasion - the 85th birthday of Rick Gonzales. Rick, a proud graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1960, had a distinguished career serving his country in the United States Navy. After completing his tour of duty, Rick worked tirelessly at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where he gained valuable skills and experience. Despite his busy schedule, Rick always found time to give back to his community. He was a well-known... Read more →

Jean Moir, 86, of Audubon,

Jean Moir, 86, of Audubon, New Jersey passed away on Feb. 21, 2024 after a brief hospitalization for cancer. Jean was born on March 1, 1937 at home in Audubon to Robert B. Moir and Regina Moir (Martin). Jean was a lifetime resident of Audubon. Jean graduated from Audubon High School in 1951 and participated in the all-girl "Audubon Bon Bons" drum and bugle corp. She played the French horn and was awarded best French horn player during her marching days. After high school she worked her entire career as a legal secretary for several attorneys. She retired in 1997... Read more →

Parking Restrictions for Gloucester City Irish Parade

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE ROAD CLOSURES / PARKING RESTRICTIONS PARKING RESTRICTIONS On Sunday, March 3st the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin on Johnson Blvd. at Monmouth Street at 1:00 pm. The parade will proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street, then south on King Street to Cumberland Street. In order to accommodate the parade, the following road closures/ no parking will be in place from 10:00 am until the Highway Dept. finishes sweeping the parade route. ROAD CLOSURES Monmouth St. from Johnson Blvd. to Ellis St. (Dead End). Johnson Blvd. from Highland Blvd. to Bergen St. Baynes... Read more →

The American Legion: Five Things to Know, Feb. 26

The American Legion FEB 26, 2024 1. The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to U.S. officials, American and British fighter jets hit sites in eight locations, targeting missiles, launchers, rockets, drones and air defense systems. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to provide early details of an ongoing military operation. 2. The Mississippi National Guard... Read more →

Patricia Mick, 71, of Maple Shade

Age 71 of Maple Shade, formerly of Atlantic City, NJ. On February 19, 2024. She is survived by her son John Mick. Graveside services will be celebrated on March 1, 2024, at 10:00 am, in Waterford Memorial Cemetery, 679 Pestleton Rd., Waterford, NJ. There will be no visitation or viewing. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

PHILADELPHIA POLICE CRIME REPORT Feb. 18 - 22: Nine People Shot, Two Died

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 25, 2024)(CNBNews)--Philadelphia officer Tanya Little of the Office of Public Affairs released the following Crime Report for the period of February 18 through February 22, 2024. Over those four days, there were nine shootings. Out of that number, two people died. CNBNews graphic files FEBRUARY 18, 2024 26th District, 1xx Diamond Street Double Shooting Time: 1:48 AM - Victim #1: 19-year-old female, shot three times in the right arm. Transported to Temple University Hospital by police and in stable condition. - Victim #2: 41-year-old male, shot eight times throughout the body. Transported by police to Temple University... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 25, 2024)(CNBNews)Gloucester Catholic Principal Tom Iacovone wishes to thank all alumni and supporters who made a gift to the GCHS Roof Repair Fund. Donations to this campaign will help us begin construction next month to repair the roof on the wing that houses Alumni Hall, classrooms and administrative offices. The Roof Repair Campaign exceeded our goal of $75,000, and we thank all of our supporters! Development Office Update February 2024 Christmas Appeal 2023 Campaign -THANK YOU for all who made a contribution to this year’s Christmas Appeal. As we close out our Christmas Appeal 2023 Campaign,... Read more →

Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury, Arrested for Three Arson Fires

WOODBURY, NJ (February 25, 2024)--On Sunday, February 11, 2024, during the early morning hours, the Woodbury City Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, as the result of an exhaustive joint investigation, arrested 19-year-old Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury. Lopez-Medina was linked to the following three (3) arson fires within the City of Woodbury: February 1, 2024 - Vehicle Fire - Salem Avenue February 3, 2024 - Shed Fire - Carriage House Apartments, 568 N. Evergreen Avenue February 7, 2024 – Structure Fire - Sketch Player’s Club, 433 Glover Street Lopez-Medina has been charged with the following offenses: (3)... Read more →

Michael C. Costello, of Haddon Township; Member of Carpenters Local #393

Haddon Township - Age 69, on February 20, 2024, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ellen B. Costello (nee Rab), cherished father of Michael R. (Lynn) and Shawn F. (Bret). Devoted grandfather of Lauren, Amanda, and Lana. CNBNews graphic files Michael was born in Camden and raised in Haddon Township. Michael was a graduate of Haddon Township High School class of 1973 and a long time resident was Haddon Twp. Michael started his career as a proud and dedicated union carpenter in 1978. He joined Local Carpenter’s Union Local #393 in Gloucester City and... Read more →

MISSING PERSON Raul Silverstre Yat Yula

RELATED: MISSING PERSON The Philadelphia Police Department seeks your assistance in locating 16-year-old Raul Silverstre Yat Yuja, who was last seen on February 19, 2024, at 22XX South 5th Street. Raul, a recent resident of Philadelphia for just two months, frequents the park at 5th and Wolf Street. Raul is described as 4’7” tall, weighs 130 lbs, and has brown eyes and black hair. Unfortunately, the description of his clothing is unknown at this time. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Raul Silverstre Yat Yuja, please contact South Detectives at 215-686-3013 or dial 911 immediately. Read more →

MISSING: Ziah Mumin, 12, of Philadelphia

RELATED: MISSING PERSON Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 12-year-old Ziah Mumin, who was last seen leaving her residence at 67XX Glenloch Street this morning on February 18th, 2024, at 10:00 AM. Ziah is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing tan pants, a black shirt, and a pink scarf, and was carrying a black bag. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ziah Mumin is urged to contact the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153/54 or dial 911. Read more →

Three Shot in Willingboro, No One Arrested

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Willingboro Township Acting Public Safety Director Captain Ian Bucs announced that three people were shot last night in the Buckingham Park section of Willingboro Township. The incident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. at a residence in the first block of Buttercup Lane. The victims were adult males. They were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden and are expected to survive. No arrests have been made. The names of the victims and further details are being withheld at this point of the investigation, which is being conducted by the Willingboro Township Police Department... Read more →

Gloucester City Shamrock Celebration Friday 3/1/24; Irish Parade Sunday 3/3/24 (VIDEO)

At the 2018 parade, Monsignor Hodge entertained the crowd in front of St. Mary's Church with his version of the Mummers Strut. In the background on the left is Bishop Guilfoyle. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 24, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester City Shamrock Celebration is Friday evening, March 1, starting at 6 PM. Guest of Honor, parade's Grand Marshall, Rev. Monsignor Bill Hodge, the founder of the event and the former pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Gloucester City. He has since retired from that position. The parade is on Sunday, March 3, starting at 1 PM. ========================== RELATED photos of the 2018... Read more →

Home Country: For Retirement You Need A Wife, & A TV Set

Written by Slim Randles Ran into Herb Collins the other day down by the school. He volunteers there, from time to time, helping kids with their math homework, and trying to recruit future members of The Great World of Business. He loved business, back in the days when he lived in the city and ran the pawn shop. For years now, ever since he hung up his jeweler’s loupe, he’s told us that there was an excitement to making the right deal. “It has to be right for the customer and for me, or it isn’t right at all,” Herb... Read more →

Commonwearth Court Rules Worker's Discrimination Lawsuit To Proceed

(The Center Square) A Commonwealth Court says that a Pennsylvania state worker’s discrimination claim against a public union should proceed. Tuesday's ruling means litigation in the Cambria Court of Common Pleas must resume two years after it was initially dismissed. The lawsuit, filed in May 2021 by the Fairness Center, accuses Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, of violating its duty of fair representation when it negotiated an unfavorable settlement without the consent of the worker it involved, Penny Gustafson. Nathan McGrath, president and general counsel for the Fairness Center, said the... Read more →

Joseph James Huntley, 81 of Williamstown, formerly from Brooklawn

Joseph James Huntley, 81 of Williamstown, formerly from Brooklawn, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Legacy He was a loving and caring husband, dad, grandpop, brother, uncle, and friend. He enjoyed muscle cars and fast boats, drags at Atco, and Nascar. Joe served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Family He is the beloved husband of 50 wonderful years Catherine "Kitty" Huntley (nee Gormley). Devoted father of Shannon M. Welch (Sean). Treasured grandpop of Ryan, John, and Catriona. Son of the late Margaret Smith and James Huntley. Dear brother of Fran (Jack) and brother-in-law of... Read more →

The 2024 Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year Awards

The 2024 Cardiac Rehab Persons of 2024 It’s the leading cause of death in the United States - heart disease - with someone having a heart attack every 40 seconds. Statistics show approximately 1 in 5 of these patients will be readmitted to the hospital for a second cardiac event within five years - but this doesn’t have to be the case. Cardiac rehabilitation can’t change the past, but experts say, it can absolutely help to improve a patient’s future. Just ask this year’s Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year Award winners - Chrisanne Belina and Lawrence Freirich. “Like so... Read more →

Letters to the Ed; Time Has Come to Fix the Sweeper Problem in Gloucester City

Let’s stop trying to sweep the “sweeper problem” under the rug. Is it really necessary to sweep the high-density areas located on the west side of town once a week where citizens have “no driveways” to move their cars off the street? Many areas on the East Side of town have driveways and have their streets cleaned once a month! Does this make sense? We have more “No Parking” signs per block than in NYC. Many local communities post temporary “No Parking Signs” 6 to 8 months a year when they sweep their streets. Most of the housing stock west... Read more →

Unlocking the metaverse: how crypto transforms asset ownership

The metaverse, a digital space where virtual and physical worlds come together, has fascinated both tech enthusiasts and visionaries. As this digital environment grows, the idea of owning things within the metaverse is becoming a significant focus. We'll explore questions like how you can own a part of the metaverse and understand the role of cryptocurrency in this transformation. This blog post takes a closer look at the metaverse and its developing economy, emphasizing the crucial role played by crypto. What is the metaverse? The metaverse, a term used to describe a collective virtual shared space, brings together augmented reality... Read more →

Former Mount Laurel Police Officer Indicted

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a grand jury returned a 97-count indictment against a former Mount Laurel police officer who was charged in 2022 with hacking into the social media accounts of multiple women and distributing nude images they kept of themselves. Ayron Taylor, 24, of Moorestown, was indicted on 54 counts of Elements of Computer Theft (Second and Third Degrees), 21 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, including Distribution of Child Pornography (Second and Third Degrees), 19 counts of Invasion of Privacy (Second and Third Degrees), two counts of Attempted Elements of Computer Theft... Read more →

Information Regarding Senior Freeze & Tax Credit Info for New Jersey Residents

Senior Freeze: Property Tax Relief for Seniors and Disabled Persons The Senior Freeze property tax reimbursement program provides eligible seniors and disabled persons with reimbursements for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases. Applicants must be 65 or older as of December 31, 2022, or receiving federal Social Security disability benefits by that date. Applicants must also have owned their home by December 31, 2019 and have paid all property taxes for 2022 and 2023. The household income cap for the 2023 benefit is $163,050. The application deadline for the 2023 benefit is October 31, 2024. Learn More... Read more →

Rowan U's GRACE FENTON of Gcity, Selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad

CORRECTION! GLASSBORO, NJ - The nationally-ranked Rowan field hockey team was well-represented in the academic honors that were announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The Profs had 16 student-athletes named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad, with five of them being named NFHCA Grace Fenton (Jr.), Gloucester City Scholars of Distinction. Selected as NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction, which honors those achieving a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the Fall semester, were juniors Erin Flynn and Madison Murray, sophomore Sidney Pavlishin and freshmen Lindsey Renshaw and Mari Tirado. The NFHCA National Academic Squad recognizes... Read more →

Big Six Casino Game Strategy: The Secret to Playing Big Six Like A Pro

Big Six is an exciting and popular game of chance, similar to the Wheel of Fortune, that is played in many casinos. The game features large wheels that can measure six feet or more in height, making it an eye-catching attraction for players. However, it is also known to be a difficult game to win, with relatively low chances of success. Despite this, players can still have a lot of fun, and many online casinos offer bets for as low as $1, with the potential for high payouts. To increase your chances of winning, it is important to understand the... Read more →

Collecting Vinyl Records: Tips for Beginners and Enthusiasts

For many, collecting vinyl records is more than just a hobby; it's a lifestyle. The thrill of hunting down a rare release, the joy of spinning a newly acquired LP, and the camaraderie among fellow collectors, all contribute to the unique allure of vinyl. Whether you're a novice just starting or an enthusiast looking to expand your collection, this guide from VinylBossMusic is here to provide valuable tips and insights to help you on your vinyl journey. Building Your Collection: Strategies for Finding Hidden Gems and Classics The first step in any vinyl quest is building a collection. But where... Read more →