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May 2024

The Longest Day fundraising effort is in full swing

June is here—bringing many opportunities to advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, and we invite you to deepen your relationship with us. As summer officially begins, The Longest Day fundraising effort is in full swing. This month, we also honor the special men in our lives on Father’s Day, celebrate our LGBTQ+ community during PRIDE month, and commemorate the end of slavery on Juneteenth. June is also recognized as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, which is the ideal time to prioritize your brain health and education by attending an education program. We invite you, and your friends and family... Read more →

AC Casino/Hotel News: Hot Summer Fun is Underway At Resorts Casino Hotel!

Events, daily promotions, live entertainment and a $1,000,000 slot tournament all take place now through Monday, September 2nd ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 31, 2024) – It’s officially Hot Summer Fun at Resorts Casino Hotel, and things are heating up! Guests can get their glitter on at the brand-new Glitter Bar, located at Bar One, partake in daily promotions and giveaways, revel in classic live entertainment and so much more. Glitter Bar Guests can let their summer sparkle at the Glitter Bar, the latest pop-up bar located at Bar One! Glitzy drink specials, dazzling promotions and live music are sure to... Read more →

Menendez Trial Update: Attorney Calls Prosecutors’ Evidence ‘Deeply Misleading’

by Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey Monitor May 30, 2024 On the 10th day of Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial, Menendez’s attorney attempted to cast doubt on the importance of a group of texts and other messages sent by Menendez and his co-defendants that prosecutors say are evidence of their guilt. Menendez attorney Avi Weitzman argued Thursday that the collection of messages an FBI agent has spent much of this week testifying about — including very personal texts between Menendez and his wife, Nadine — includes errors and omits crucial context. Weitzman blamed prosecutors for leaving out information to make the... Read more →

How Wax Pens are Shaping Modern Cannabis Consumption

Wax pens, which are specifically designed to vape cannabis concentrates such as wax, shatter, and budder, have revolutionized how individuals consume cannabis. Offering discreet yet efficient consumption methods of concentrates such as wax, shatter, and budder. As legalization spreads and technology improves, wax pens have become more widely popular with both medicinal and recreational users, profoundly altering consumption habits, public perception, and even industry growth - providing users with cleaner hits without the tar and other residues found when smoking flowers alone. Wax Pens Vaporizers (or "wax pens") are small portable devices used to heat cannabis concentrates to a temperature... Read more →

Best Practices for Implementing Omnichannel Communication in Local Businesses

Today, customers anticipate seamless and consistent experiences across all touchpoints, be it through a website, mobile app, social media, or in-person interactions. Local businesses that embrace omnichannel communication strategies can enhance customer satisfaction, build brand loyalty, and gain a competitive edge. This article explores best practices for implementing omnichannel communication in local businesses, focusing on creating a cohesive and personalized customer experience. What is Omnichannel Communication? Omnichannel communication is the seamless integration of various communication channels, such as email, phone, chat, social media, and in-person interactions. By utilizing omnichannel customer support software, businesses can provide a consistent and unified customer... Read more →


True or False: Before GHS Lions it was GHS Buccaneers

In 1966, I witnessed janitors at Mary Ethel Costello filling up a pickup truck with items they were clearing out of the old gym. One of the janitors mentioned dumping the items in the landfill behind Gloucester High School, where the JV baseball field used to be (now the varsity softball field). Intrigued, I rode my bike to the dump after school and started sifting through the discarded items, finding what I considered to be treasures. One of the items I found is attached. It's a piece that I initially thought was a mistake since our school's mascot was the... Read more →

How Bitcoin Can Improve Access to Investment Opportunities

The advent of Bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain, has marked a revolutionary shift in the financial sector. This cryptocurrency not only introduced a new asset class but also opened up global investment opportunities that are accessible to a broader audience than ever before. Through its decentralized nature, Bitcoin offers a unique blend of security, transparency, and efficiency, breaking down traditional financial barriers and promoting a more inclusive financial landscape. In this detailed exploration, we'll delve into how Bitcoin can democratize access to investment opportunities, fostering financial inclusion and empowering investors from all walks of life. Introduction to Bitcoin and... Read more →

Chatsworth Teacher Indicted, Faces Additional Charges of Touching Students

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a special education teacher at Chatsworth Elementary School, who was charged last year with sexually touching seven children while they were enrolled there, has been indicted on those offenses and charged with touching an additional seven students. A Burlington County grand jury returned a 28-count indictment against Vincent Root, 59, of Philadelphia, charging him with 14 counts of Sexual Assault (Second Degree) and 14 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). Root, who was originally charged in October 2023, entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment last... Read more →

President Donald Trump Found Guilty; Case May Affect Outcome of November's Election

By Brett Rowland | The Center Square 2 hrs ago (The Center Square) – A Manhattan jury on Thursday convicted former President Donald Trump on all counts in his hush-money case, a history-making verdict that could reshape the 2024 presidential election. Trump was convicted of 34 counts of falsifying business records for disguising hush money payments to an adult actress as legal costs ahead of the 2016 election. Under New York state law, falsifying business records in the first degree is a Class E felony that carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison. Judge Juan Merchan has yet... Read more →

MARYLAND REPORT: Warm, sunny with low winds this week will make for stable fishing

Everleigh Zerance is all smiles with her bluegill. Photo by Kayleigh Zerance Maryland anglers have a wide choice of fishing adventures this week, whether in the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay, or the fresh waters of our western counties. One thing that many recall is the first fish they caught, which for many was the feisty bluegill sunfish. Maryland offers license-free fishing days for all state residents and visitors on June 1, June 8, and July 4. These annual events provide anyone a unique opportunity to explore the state’s diverse fishing without needing a fishing license, trout stamp, or registration.... Read more →

Five From Rowan Named to ABCA All-Region First Team

GREENSBORO, NC – Rowan’s Tyler Cannon, Dylan Maria, Jason Morgan, Phil Sedalis and Mike Shannon have been named to the 2024 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 4 First Team, as voted on by the American Baseball Coaches Association of America. The Profs are now eligible for ABCA All-America honors which will be announced on May 30. The five Profs were also named to the All-Region 4 Team, with Cannon being chosen to the first team, Sedalis earning second-team honors and Maria, Morgan, and Shannon being named to the third team. Cannon (Clayton, NJ/Gloucester Catholic), the senior second baseman, was the Profs’ offensive... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Give UPDATE on Fatal Accident

The Philadelphia Police Department extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. WilbertoCasillas, who tragically lost his life in a motor vehicle crash where he was struck while operating his motorcycle by individuals driving a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Front St. and Hunting Park Ave on 5/28/24. The incident is under investigation by both our Crash Investigation Division and Internal Affairs Bureau. Two responding PPD officers involved in this incident have been placed on administrative duty at this time as the department investigates the matter. All available surveillance footage capturing the events leading up to... Read more →

Lower Township PD Warns Residents About Motor Vehicle Thefts

The Lower Township Police Department is issuing a reminder to all residents concerning an increase in motor vehicle thefts and burglaries to motor vehicles in the area. Over the past month, the Lower Township Police Department has investigated multiple motor vehicle thefts. In these instances, the vehicles were left unsecured, with the key or the key fob still inside. There are additional reported incidents of motor vehicle burglaries, where the actors are targeting unlocked motor vehicles and stealing items inside. Safety Tips to Prevent Motor Vehicle Thefts: Always remove your keys: Never leave your keys in the ignition, even for... Read more →

Are You a Hot-Rodding Enthusiast? Let Your Outfit Do the Talking! Hawaii has many fascinating sides, some typical and others idiosyncratic. Beaches, water sports, nightlife, food and drink, rich traditions, and laid-back energy are true to its tropical nature. But what makes it unique is the hot-rodding culture. It can surprise tourists, but locals are well aware of it. Are you also surprised to hear about this? The island nation's vibrant speed culture is compelling evidence of its rich hot rod history. Visitors usually come with low expectations because they think it is too small an island to have lots of such cars and varieties. That’s a naive assumption. However,... Read more →

Tenth FishMaryland Master Angler is First Youth Angler to Achieve Milestone

May 29, 2024 Lucy Perez, 11, was awarded for catching a diversity of species Master Angler Lucy Perez with a bluegill. Photo by Nick Perez Lucy Perez of Cecil County has earned a Master Angler Milestone Award under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) FishMaryland program. The award recognizes recreational anglers who catch ten different trophy-sized species of fish in Maryland. Perez, 11, is the tenth Master Angler since the program began in 2019, the first female angler, and the youngest by a decade. “I think this award is such an amazing accomplishment for me – I’m only 11... Read more →

Missing Juvenile: Zameir Quiles, of Blackwood

On May 26, 2024, Zameir Quiles, was reported missing from his residence in Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey. He was last seen at 1230 A.M. on this date. Zameir Quiles is a 17-year-old black male described as being 5'04" tall and 130 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair, and a light brown complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt, and gray sweatpants. He may be in the Camden City area. If anyone has additional information or knowledge of Zameir Quile's location, please call 9-1-1, the Gloucester Township Police Department at... Read more →

Van Drew Slams BOEM's Environmental Impact Statement of Offshore Wind

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Atlantic Shores Project 1 and 2 offshore wind projects. The completion of these projects would result in up to 200 wind turbines covering over 100,000 acres of the Jersey coast. "Once again, BOEM is recklessly pushing forward with these projects, even after identifying countless devastating impacts on our South Jersey community," said Congressman Van Drew. "Their report openly acknowledges major harm to our environment, national defense, fishing industry, supply... Read more →

How to prepare Temporary Event Staff for a Trade Show image Trade shows can be really important for businesses to showcase who they are and network with potential clients, enhancing their brand presence in the long run. Ensuring that your event staff are well-prepared is crucial for a successful event, even if they are temporary. Here are some tips to get your temporary staff ready for a trade show, ensuring they are knowledgeable, confident, and effective representatives and ambassadors of your brand. 1. Select the Right Staff The first step in preparing for a trade show is selecting the right team. Individuals who are not only presentable and articulate... Read more →

Lorraine H. Adams, 88, of Burlington

On May 18, 2024. Age 88. Of Burlington, NJ. Formerly of Beverly, NJ. Predeceased by her son, Gelen R. Adams and her parents, Warren and Helen Floyd. Lorraine was raised in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia. She worked many years for Strawbridge & Clothier before following her passion and started her own interior design business. Relatives and friends are invited to her graveside service on Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 11:30 AM at Fountain Lawn Memorial Park, Ewing, NJ. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Lorraine H. Adams. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through:... Read more →

Investigation Into Death by Auto Accident in Magnolia Continues

Magnolia, N.J.- Detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash in Magnolia that killed one man and injured multiple other individuals on Wednesday morning, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Magnolia Acting Police Chief John Huston. On May 29, 2024, at approximately 9:54 a.m., the Magnolia Police Department was dispatched to the area of the 500 block of North White Horse Pike for a motor vehicle crash involving pedestrians. The northbound right lane of the White Horse Pike was shut down for repair work and was an active work zone. A vehicle hit a parking curb, a bush, and... Read more →

MISSING 14-Year-Old from East Camden

(Camden City, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 14-year-old from East Camden. Aijinae Hall has been reported missing from her home on the unit block of Rand Street. She is described as a black female, 5’5”, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing khaki pants and a black hoodie and is known to frequent Fairview and Collingswood. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Mr. & Mrs. Doc's Grandchild

Slim Randles Mrs. Doc brought them some ice cream, but Doc and Charles weren’t that interested. Charles is Doc’s six-year-old grandson, and both Doc and Mrs. Doc have found it fascinating to view the world, after having been around so many years, through the fresh eyes and wonderment of a youngster. But turning down ice cream? Doc had to chuckle, because he didn’t even know that was possible. But the remote-controlled toy wouldn’t be denied. As Doc watched, Charles turned switches and pushed buttons and the mysterious machine changed form. It became a monster instead of a race car and... Read more →

UPDATE/Correction: This Incident Involved a Carjacking in Camden City

UPDATE (May 28, 2024): Gloucester City Police Lt. Jason Flood, the department's press spokesman, did not respond to our request for an explanation about this incident. However, this notice was posted on the GCPD's Facebook page later in the day. GCPD NOTICE--There was a large police presence in the area of Nicholson Road and Rutgers Avenue. The Camden County Police Department (CCPD) pursued a carjacked vehicle in Gloucester City. The suspects fled on foot to Jefferson Avenue. All four suspects were eventually apprehended and turned over to the CCPD on scene. There is no danger to the community at this... Read more →

Rowan College of SJ Heading to National Championship Game Wednesday Night

Pictured holding 2023 National Championship Trophy Defending National Champions, L-R Coach Greg Chew, Head Coach Rob Valli and Gloucester City Grad Coach Austin Darrow DEPTFORD, NJ (May 28, 2024)(CNBNews)--Rowan College of South Jersey, located in Deptford, will enter the Junior College World Series Championship game in Auburn, NY, as the only unbeaten team left. Rowan will face the winner of the Dallas College Eastfield—Dallas College Richland game. The winner of this game will need to beat RCSJ twice to defeat the defending National Junior College Champions. RCSJ needed to win three games on Sunday, May 19, on their home field... Read more →

Joseph Reilly, of Pennsauken

Pennsauken, NJ. On May 16, 2024, age 76. Born in Puerto Rico. Joseph is survived by the caring staff of the Riverfront Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Pennsauken, NJ. His burial will be in the Waterford Memorial Park Cemetery, 629 Pestletown Road, Waterford, NJ 08089 at 10 am on Thursday May 30th. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Joseph Reilly. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142. Read more →

June Is Philly Gay Pride Month

PHILADELPHIA, PA (MAY 28, 2024)(CNBNEWS)--Philadelphia will celebrate June as Philly Gay Pride Month with a 30 day and night celebration that will feature events, activities, benefits, specials and programs by community organizations, small businesses, charities, cultural institutions, tourist attractions, restaurants, bars and more. Aversa PR, BOS Philly and PhillyGayCalendar, along with other community organizations, organizers, leaders and out business owners have teamed up for the third year to bring together our community in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection. Look for 100+ events coming in June. In the meantime, bookmark for updates. #loveislove Gay Pride Month Special... Read more →

Seven NJ Fishing Captains Win Top Honors in International Angler's Choice

\ DOWN THE SHORE (MAY 26, 2024)(CNBNews)--FishingBooker, the world's largest platform connecting anglers with fishing guides, proudly announces the winners of the 2024 Angler’s Choice Award. The yearly award was first given in 2015 and is meant to recognize the exceptional service and dedication of captains who consistently deliver outstanding fishing experiences to their customers. From 7,910 captains on the platform, only 537, or 6.8% stood out for their excellence In New Jersey, seven captains received the award out of a total of 132 guides partnering with FishingBooker. That means that 5% of local guides are world-class captains. These captains... Read more →

Lower Township Road Closures and Detours for Escape the Cape Triathlon – June 2, 2024

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ ---On June 2, 2024 the 11th Annual DeSatnick Real Estate Escape the Cape Triathlon will take place at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lower Township, NJ. There will be 2 events taking place simultaneously. The ‘Sprint’ triathlon consisting of a .35 mile swim, 12 mile bike, and a 5K run. The ‘Olympic’ triathlon consists of a 1 mile swim, 23 mile bike, and a 5 mile run. All 2,000 athletes will begin the event by leaping off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry into the Delaware Bay and swimming to shore. For the cycling and running portions of... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Blotter: 7 Homicides in 7 Days

MAY 17, 2024 15th District, 73xx unit block of Melrose Street source Philadelphia Police Dept. on the highway (3:40 PM) A 45-year-old male was shot once in the left upper chest and once in the left upper back. He was transported to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital by the police and was placed in critical condition. The scene was secured, and no weapons were recovered. MAY 21, 2024 *Incident at Henry Avenue* At approximately 10:14 PM, officers from the 5th District were dispatched to the 7900 block of Henry Avenue in Roxborough following reports of gunfire. The altercation began when two males and... Read more →

Things you need to know before your walking holiday in Portugal

Portugal is a popular destination for walking holidays, as it offers travellers a diverse range of landscapes and rich cultural heritage. From the historic streets of Lisbon to the serene coastal trails, a walking holiday in Portugal provides the perfect opportunity to explore this beautiful country. This article will guide you through making the most out of your Portuguese walking holiday. The Camino Portuguese routes The Camino Portuguese, a popular pilgrimage route, offers a unique walking holiday experience. There are many different versions of the route that you can take, starting from Lisbon, Porto, Tui, Santarem, or Coimbra. Each of... Read more →

Philip Puche Sentenced for Killing his Ex-Wife

Camden City, N.J.- A Cherry Hill man has been sentenced to New Jersey State Prison after a Camden County jury returned a guilty verdict in April for the March 2021 murder of his ex-wife, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. On April 3, 2024, Philip Puche, 76, was convicted of first-degree Murder, first-degree Robbery, second-degree Burglary, and third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in connection to the murder of Nancy Kenny on March 15, 2021. The verdict was returned after a jury trial in Camden County Superior Court. On May 15, 2024, the court sentenced Puche... Read more →

Apply These Tips to Keep Your Car Cruising in 2024 Just as your body needs regular checkups, your car thrives on consistent servicing. In 2024, with technological advancements and growing eco-consciousness, keeping your car healthy goes beyond oil changes and tire rotations. Here are the top tips on how to keep your car running well, safely, and efficiently over the years to come. But, before we jump in, if you'd like to know more about radiator repairs please visit Natrad. Tech-Savvy Maintenance: Modern Diagnostics: This is the era when many of the modern car models are having sophisticated onboard diagnostic systems. Take advantage of such features to check the... Read more →

What Are the Essential Items for Your Parent's Move to an Old Age Home? The decision to move a parent to an old age home can be emotionally charged, and the packing process can feel overwhelming. Yet, by planning and packing thoughtfully, you can ensure your parent feels comfortable and has everything they need to adjust smoothly to their new environment. Here's a guide to essential items for your parent's bag, categorized for a stress-free packing experience. And, if you're interested in finding out more about aged home care services make sure you check out Let's Get Care. Basics for Living: Get a selection of comfy clothing suitable for the climate and activities... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 27, 2024): This is just a reminder that every year for the past several decades, the City of Gloucester City has hired several city "kids" for summer employment at minimum wage. Traditionally, "kids" meant boys, and minimum wage decades ago was in the $7.00 to $8.50 per hour range. CNBNews graphic file Last summer, 2023, the minimum wage had increased to $14.13 per hour. Kids still meant boys, but instead of the jobs going to those whose families could benefit from the jobs and salaries, everyone hired had a relative in... Read more →

How Can a Business Be Prepared for Unexpected Events?

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash By definition, it’s not possible to expect the unexpected, but we can prepare for it. As a business owner, you already know that stakes are high - your company’s success has a direct impact not just in the world of business, but also for your employees, whose livelihood depends on your company’s survival. Therefore one of your key responsibilities is to future-proof your business so that it can cope with unforeseen events. Because we never know when a disaster might strike, it’s best to prepare for a range of eventualities in advance. A specialized... Read more →

The Role of Technology in Shaping the Online Casino Experience

The integration of technology into various aspects of our lives has revolutionized numerous industries, and the online casino sector is no exception. The rapid advancements in digital technology have created a dynamic and immersive environment for players, enhancing both accessibility and the overall gaming experience. This article explores the various ways in which technology has influenced online casinos, highlighting the innovations that have reshaped this form of entertainment. One can explore such innovative features on platforms like, which exemplify the technological advancements in the online casino industry. CNBNews graphic files High-Quality Graphics and Sound One of the most noticeable... Read more →

Local Residents Among University of Scranton Graduate Class

SCRANTON, PA (05/20/2024)-- Local residents were among the more than 465 graduates who earned master's and doctoral degrees at its graduate commencement ceremony on May 19 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Degrees were conferred to graduates who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2023, as well as January and May of 2024. At the ceremony, the University conferred doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in accounting degrees, doctor of nursing practice degrees and doctor of physical therapy degrees, in addition to master's degrees in various disciplines. Graduates represented 26 states, including Arizona, California,... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews We all know that our dollar buys fewer groceries and less gas, but can you still afford to take your family out for an occasional dinner treat? Parking lots of restaurants are full so some people can afford to eat out, or maybe they are living on credit cards. Here is a list of restaurants and fast-food places which are now on the "too expensive for what you get" list. OPINION The following pizzerias all got the same comment, that being "find a mom-and-pop pizza." Domino's Pizza Hut Sbarro's (Additional comment - it takes a lot... Read more →

Cedar Crest College Celebrates Class of 2024 Graduates

ALLENTOWN, PA (05/20/2024)-- On Saturday, May 11, the PPL Center in Allentown filled with students, staff, faculty, and supporters to celebrate the accomplishments of Cedar Crest College's Class of 2024 at Commencement. Graduates and their loved ones gathered to mark this significant milestone, celebrating the knowledge, skills, and experiences gained during their time at Cedar Crest. The event highlighted the values of leadership, service, and community that are integral to the Cedar Crest spirit. Kristina Cagle from Pittsgrove, NJ, graduated with a degree in Psychology. Charlie McClain from Willingboro, NJ, graduated with a degree in Political Science. Isabel Sandone from... Read more →

Students Named to Deans List at Mount St. Mary's University

EMMITSBURG, MD (05/20/2024)-- Mount St. Mary's University is pleased to announce that 557 students earned Dean's List honors in the Spring 2024 semester. Students who maintain a 3.4 grade point average or higher are eligible for this honor. An additional 156 students were named to the President's List for earning a grade point average of 4.0. The Dean's List honorees include: Syanni Bagwell of Willingboro, NJ Cecelia Bell of Egg Hbr Twp, NJ Catherine Bishop of Mount Laurel, NJ William Borden of Gloucester, NJ Lorenzo DiVentura of Tabernacle, NJ Christopher Gasparon of Woolwich Twp, NJ Emily Hall of Mickleton, NJ... Read more →

New Jersey American Water Invests $4.7 Million in Burlington and Camden County Infrastructure

CAMDEN, N.J. – MAY 23, 2024 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately one and a half miles of aging water main in Hainesport and Haddonfield starting this month. The company will upgrade the aging water lines that were installed as far back as the 1900s with new 6- and 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets: Hainesport Engleside Avenue entire length Haines Avenue entire length Maine Avenue from Engleside Avenue to Haines Avenue Northampton Avenue entire length Princess Avenue entire length Royal Avenue entire length Stokes Avenue entire length Haddonfield Ellis Street from Snowden Avenue to Lincoln... Read more →

As Summer Gets Underway, Celebrate Don’t Fry Day

Learn How to Be Sun Safe WASHINGTON – Friday, May 24, was the 16th annual “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage Americans to take a few simple steps to protect their skin and eye health while outdoors. Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can increase the risk of developing skin cancer and cataracts, so it is important to be aware of the strength of the sun’s UV rays and take simple steps to protect your skin and eyes while outdoors. “Remember to protect your skin and eyes from UV rays before you go outdoors,” said Joseph Goffman, Assistant Administrator for... Read more →

Deadly MV Accident in Lawnside, PA Man Charged

Lawnside, N.J.- A Pennsylvania man has been charged in connection to a fatal motor vehicle accident last week in Lawnside, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Lawnside Police Captain William Plenty. On Monday, May 13, 2024, at approximately 9:36 p.m., the Lawnside Police Department was dispatched to the area of the White Horse Pike and Gloucester Avenue for a motor vehicle crash. One vehicle was driven by Anwar Parham, 29, of North Wales, PA. The second vehicle was occupied by the driver, Theresa Karbach, 69, of Cherry Hill, and a 69 year-old female passenger of Pine Hill. Both... Read more →

Tamir Phillips Receives 30-year Term for Fatally Shooting Willingboro Teen    

Bensalem Man Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 24-year-old Bensalem, Pa., man was sentenced today to 30 years in state prison for fatally shooting a teenager at a Willingboro gas station during the summer of 2021. Tamir Phillips must serve all 30 years before becoming eligible for parole, according to the sentence handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr. A jury convicted Phillips in November on charges of Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree).... Read more →

Cooper Cup Golf Outing swings $300,000 to drive SJ Health Care & Community Programs

(CAMDEN, NJ) – Two hundred golfers celebrated a day of philanthropy and sporting spirit at the 4th Annual Cooper Cup Golf Outing on May 15, 2024, channeling their passion for the game into raising nearly $300,000 for Cooper University Health Care. The sold-out event was held at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, providing a platform for friendly competition among industry peers while championing the philanthropic initiatives of The Cooper Foundation. Golfers networked with sports broadcaster Ron Jaworski and vied for a chance to win a set of Callaway Paradym AI Smoke clubs donated by Chip Brewer, CEO... Read more →

Northern New Jersey Safe Kids and State Farm® Team Up

Keep Kids Safe on the Road Car seat checkup in Dover addresses a leading cause of death for children Parents and caregivers recently joined safety experts at Head Start Dover for a car seat checkup event hosted by Northern New Jersey Safe Kids and State Farm. Northern New Jersey Safe Kids/Safe Communities worked directly with families to educate them on the proper installation and use of their car seats. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians from Vernon Township Police Department and Bloomfield Fire Department inspected and installed the seats. Randolph State Farm Agent Erin Misurelli and team also helped with checking... Read more →

Lebanon Valley College Celebrates 155th Commencement

ANNVILLE, PA (05/22/2024)-- More than 400 undergraduate and graduate students marked their academic success and achievements during Lebanon Valley College's 155th Commencement on Saturday, May 11. Local students include: Allison Bimmer of Maple Shade, (08052), received a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. Bimmer received the following honor(s): cum laude. Bimmer is a graduate of Maple Shade High School. Brittnie Breece of Riverton, (08077), received a bachelor of science in environmental science. Breece is a graduate of Palmyra High School. Daniel Gorenberg of Cherry Hill, (08003), received a doctor of physical therapy in physical therapy. Gorenberg is a graduate of... Read more →

Lower Township Police Captain Michael Majane Promoted

On May 20, 2024 Michael Majane was sworn-in as Captain of Police by Lower Township Mayor Frank Sippel. Captain Majane's mother Dolores and his daughter Aubrey held the bible while his wife Erin pinned his Captain badge. Captain Michael Majane started his police career in 2000 as a Class II Officer for the City of Wildwood. He was an employee of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department for 6 months before becoming a Patrolman with the Lower Township Police Department in 2001. By 2003, Captain Majane became an instrumental part of the Cape May County Police Academy as an instructor... Read more →

Wilkes University Students Awarded Degrees

Commencement May 18 WILKES-BARRE, PA (05/22/2024)-- Wilkes University awarded over 700 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at its 77th spring commencement ceremonies on May 18. Graduate students received doctoral and master's degrees at 10 a.m., while undergraduates received bachelor's degrees at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies were held in the McHale Athletic Center in the Simms Center on Main, 169 South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Julia Marino of Blackwood, NJ - BBA in Management Emmanuel Omeni of Bordentown, NJ - MSN in Nursing Madelyn Zavada of Burlington, NJ - BS in Bachelor of Science on the way to the Doctor... Read more →