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FanDuel Sportsbook Opens at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. /PRNewswire/ -- In March, FanDuel Group and Bally's Corporation (NYSE: BALY) held the grand opening of their FanDuel Sportsbook inside Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in New Jersey. (PRNewsfoto/FanDuel Group,Bally's Corporation) The FanDuel Sportsbook at Bally's Atlantic City is conveniently located by the Northern boardwalk casino entrance and as customers enter, they will be greeted by two large video walls and multiple betting kiosks. The inside of the sportsbook features a central 25-foot-wide state-of-the-art LED video wall, flanked by two 10-foot-wide LED video walls on either side and 10 video displays so fans will never miss out on the action. Fans can place sports wagers at five betting windows or use one of twenty IGT PlaySports self-serve betting kiosks. FanDuel will... Read more →

Depressed? Thinking About Suicide? Help is Available

Mental Health Resources Available Amidst COVID-19 (Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its... Read more →

Free Trees Available for Atlantic City Electric Customers

Atlantic City Electric is giving away nearly 1,000 trees to residential customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. For the 10th year in a row, this Earth-friendly and environmentally focused initiative can help you reduce your energy use and save money. Beginning today, you can reserve one free tree per household by visiting arborday.org/ace. You can choose from several species, including Bald Cypress, River Birch, Serviceberry and Sweetgum. Your one-gallon tree will arrive at your home via mail by the end of May. Woolwich Township resident, Jessica Gilbert, included her whole family in planting her free Energy-Saving Tree in 2020. “My family enjoyed planting our 2020 tree together,” said Gilbert. “My children had fun picking the right spot with the locator tool, digging,... Read more →

Preliminary Investigation Into Death of 3-year-old Shows No Signs of Foul Play

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief William Priole of the Lower Township Police Department announces the ongoing death investigation of a 3-year-old female in the Erma section of Lower Township. At 9:27 pm on the night of April 3, 2021, the Lower Township Police Department received a 911 call for medical assistance and responded to Sun Outdoors Campground located in the 600 block of Route 9 in Erma. Upon arrival, Officers found an unresponsive 3-year-old female who had been pulled out of a sewage septic tank after accidentally falling in. The female was immediately transported to the Cape Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead later that evening. Detectives from the Cape May County... Read more →

North Wildwood Man Charged with Attempted Human Trafficking of a Child and other Charges

WOODBURY, NJ (March 30, 2021)--Gloucester County Acting Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman announces that Robert C. Reinhart (DOB 10/03/1968) of North Wildwood, NJ, was arrested on March 29, 2021, and charged with one count of Attempted Human Trafficking of a Child (1st Degree), Luring of a Child (2nd Degree), and Attempted Sexual Assault (2nd Degree). In January 2021, Reinhart contacted an undercover investigator with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office via text message. The undercover investigator was posing as an adult sister with access to her 14-year-old younger sister. During the chat, Reinhart requested to pay $300 to engage in sexual acts with the 14-year-old child in Gloucester County, NJ. Reinhart continued to chat with the undercover investigator for the next month. In March 2021, Reinhart attempted... Read more →

Republicans Enlivened by GOP Convention

ATLANTIC CITY NJ (March 22, 2021)--Atlantic County Republican Committee Chairman Keith Davis said he feels enlivened by Saturday’s GOP convention and what it portends for this year’s election. Although he urged attorney Seth Grossman to abort his run for state senate in the 2nd District, he said engineer Vince Polistina is well positioned to defeat Grossman, in the event the latter tris to make it a race. Held in-part in-person at the Scullville Fire Department in Egg Harbor Township and part virtually, the party convention resulted in the committee formally endorsing Joe Giralo for County Clerk, Maureen Kern, Frank X. Balles and Jim Bertino for County Commissioner. “We are grateful and humbled by this endorsement and the overwhelming support shown by the Atlantic County Republican... Read more →

HardRockCasino.com Players Get Lucky; Cashed in Jackpots worth Nearly $500,000

Atlantic City, N.J. (March 16, 2021) – Just in time for the March basketball playoffs, two lucky HardRockCasino.com players cashed in jackpots setting records for the Hard Rock Online Casino. On Thursday, March 12, a Highlands, N.J. man by the name of Gregory L. won the largest HardRockCasino.comjackpot to date, taking home more than $231,000 on an extraordinary 12-leg, multi-sport parlay with an initial bet of $326. Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, March 11, player David D. from Monroe, N.J. hit a $227,940 jackpot on the online slot machine “Divine Fortune.” For more information, visit HardRockCasino.com. About HardRockCasino.com HardRockCasino.com took the stage in June 2018, invigorating the online casino market in New Jersey with a new kind of energy and a focus on making... Read more →


TRENTON – To further support local government efforts to ensure that all New Jersey residents enjoy cleaner communities, the Murphy Administration is awarding $16 million in grants to municipalities across the state to enhance waste reduction and recycling efforts, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced today. “Thirty years after becoming the first state in the nation to enact a recycling law, New Jersey remains steadfast in its commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling solid waste,” Acting Commissioner LaTourette said. “By supporting our local government partners through these grants, we can deliver waste reduction and recycling programs that enhance the quality of life for all New Jersey communities.” The awards, which are based on local governments’ 2018 recycling performance, represent a $1.8 million... Read more →

LoBiondo Endorses Jack Ciattarelli for Governor

LoBiondo Joins Fellow South Jersey Leaders in Support of Presumptive-Nominee Somerville, NJ – Today, Former Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) endorsed Jack Ciattarelli for Governor. LoBiondo represented parts of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Ocean; and all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem. “It’s refreshing to see a candidate who is focused on the needs of South Jersey and not afraid to address the failings of the current administration.” LoBiondo commented, “We have seen the aftermath of the disastrous policies coming from Governor Murphy, and how damaging they have been to the businesses and farmers throughout South Jersey. I am confident that Jack will be a governor who never forgets about us and who will take the time to speak with us about how to better... Read more →

Hello Friends of HFC,

It is Women's History Month and we wanted to showcase one of our programs that has gone above and beyond to meet the needs of our community during the pandemic. Our Hispanic Women's Resource Center has provided Hispanic women in Camden County with workforce development services since 1987, with the support of the NJ Division on Women and Latino Action Network Foundation. During the pandemic, Hispanic women were deeply impacted during the Coronavirus pandemic, especially in the area of safe, sustainable employment. We are serving women who lost the jobs due to the pandemic, women who are returning to the workforce to after many years to support their family, and women who are making career changes. Each program participant receives individualized Career Action Plan and... Read more →

John Ricca, of Maple Shade, formerly of Atlantic City

Maple Shade - On February 25, 2021. Age 67. Formerly of Atlantic City, NJ. Burial will be private at Waterford Memorial Park, Waterford Works, NJ. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 www.mccannhealey.com Read more →

The Rise of the Online Gaming Industry in 2020  

In a year where a lot of Brits have struggled to keep their jobs, and where unemployment is on the up, there’s one industry that is going from strength to strength: online gaming. Whether it’splaying League of Legends with friends or sitting down to a poker tournament, it seems we all love to spend our downtime playing games online. So why has online gaming become so popular, and does this trend look set to stay? Let’s take a closer look at the rise of the online gaming industry in 2020. Why is online gaming so popular? Playing games online is nothing new. According to Wikipedia, the very first online game was invented in the 1970s; although it would be unrecognizable in today’s world. Throughout the... Read more →

NEW JERSEY POLITICS: Support Continues to Build Behind Kurtz for Assembly

Atlantic City, NJ (March 4, 2021)--– Second District Assembly candidate Jesse Kurtz, today announced additional endorsements from across the Second District. The impressive list of elected officials and Republican leaders cited Jesse’s conservative values and his proven leadership in Atlantic City. Northfield Mayor Erland Chau endorsed Kurtz saying, “he is a trusted conservative voice that has demonstrated his commitment to public service as the only Republican on the governing body in Atlantic City.” Kurtz is a two-term Republican Councilman in Atlantic City and the organizer of the annual “Leadership Breakfast,” a statewide summit for young leaders. His tireless work on behalf of Republican candidates throughout South Jersey has helped grow the party and elect new Republican leaders. Fernando Fernandez, Atlantic City Republican Club President lauded... Read more →

John Ricca, of Maple Shade, formerly of Atlantic City

On February 25, 2021. Age 67 years of Maple Shade, formerly of Atlantic City, NJ. Burial will be private at Waterford Memorial Park, Waterford Works, NJ. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Donates Meals to Healthcare Workers

Atlantic City, N.J. (Feb. 26, 2021) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City employees dropped off heart-healthy meals to healthcare workers of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Mainland Campus on Thursday, Feb. 25. In total 125 meals were curated by the Hard Rock Atlantic City culinary team and delivered to the day and night shift employees of the Heart and Vascular Institute. Read more →

Avalon the Latest to Move to Cape May County Central Dispatch

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Borough Council became the latest community in Cape May County to join the centralized dispatch services provided by Cape May County. Council approved a Shared Services Agreement with the County that results in a five year agreement that begins on March 1, 2021. “The move to County dispatch not only increases the level of services provided to the Borough, but also saves money in our municipal budget”, said Avalon Council President John McCorristin. “We always explore options to enhance public service and we are confident that this new agreement will work very well for the Borough as both emergency and non-emergency calls will move through the County’s dispatch center, providing an unparalleled high level of efficiency for appropriate response”. All emergency and... Read more →

Jerry Shields Sentenced for Sexual Assault and Other Crimes that Occurred in Avalon

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced on Friday, February 19, 2021, Jerry Shields, a 32-year-old male from Port Jefferson, New York, was sentenced to 11 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Criminal Part. This sentence was related to the July 13, 2018, sexual assault that occurred in Avalon, New Jersey and the joint investigation that was conducted by detectives from the Avalon Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Shields was indicted on January 22, 2019, on 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, two counts of 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and on November 26, 2019, Shields was also indicted on 1st... Read more →

The History of Law Enforcement in The Black Community

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Coalition for A Safe Community and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office welcomes the public to a Black History Month Virtual Zoom/Presentation on The History of Law Enforcement in The Black Community (Use of Force Revisited) with Dr. Theodore Darden. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 6:00 P.M. Dr. Darden holds an associate’s degree in police science from Blackhawk Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Upper Iowa University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a master’s degree in higher education from Kaplan University (Purdue University Global), and a Ph.D in leadership studies with a criminal justice emphasis from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY.... Read more →

*Gloucester County Fire Academy Training Notice

Please make all checks and vouchers payable to Rowan College of South Jersey. Payment in full or department voucher must accompany registration to confirm and guarantee seating. No refunds, however, substitutions are permitted. Registration closes when class limit of 30 is reached. Registration form can be found at: https://www.rcsj.edu/fireacademy Read more →

Bruce Shields Named 2021 Head of State Chief of County Investigators/Detectives Association

MAYS LANDING- Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Investigators Bruce DeShields has been named the 2021 President of the State Chief of County Investigators/Detectives Association of New Jersey. The association includes members of New Jersey’s 21 county prosecutor’s offices, the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office. “I was asked if I would serve as the president of the association and I gladly accepted the opportunity. At this time there is a large amount of legislation on deck and even more planning for law enforcement statewide, so I feel it is impactful for me to serve. There are important issues that pertain to the counties across the state and this organization... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Coast Guard helps rescue 60 sea turtles, South Padre Island, Texas

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX, UNITED STATES 02.17.2021/courtesy Photo/U.S. Coast Guard District 8 Two Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi rescue swimmers rescue 60 sea turtles near South Padre Island, Texas, Feb. 17, 2021. Over 300 cold-stunned sea turtles were rescued by various volunteers and were documented, checked for identifying tags, and quickly transported to local rehabilitation centers. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Read more →

Happy 39th Anniversary to Bruce DeShield ACPO Chief of County Investigators

Bruce K. DeShields MAYS LANDING- ACPO Chief of Atlantic County Investigators Bruce K. DeShields has served as a veteran law enforcement officer with now over 39 years of experience since he started his law enforcement career in 1982. “As Chief DeShields celebrates his 39th anniversary, his career has spanned twice as long as many of those in law enforcement. He has an energy and passion for this profession that is unmatched,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said. Chief DeShields has also served as the Commander of the ACPO Special Investigations Unit, which includes the ACPO Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Unit, Intelligence Unit and the Homeland Security and Crisis Negotiations Team. Chief DeShields has served in Liaison roles to the NJ Attorney General’s Office NARCAN... Read more →

Cape May County Authorities Need Your Help

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner request the public's assistance in identifying two vehicles involved in a shooting in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township on the evening of February 15, 2021. Gloucestercitynews.net files At 7:09 pm, on February 15, 2021, Middle Township Police received a report of a shooting near the intersection of West Main Street and Reading Avenue in Whitesboro. Patrol officers responded to the scene along with Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office and the Middle Township Police Department and initiated an investigation. It was determined that two vehicles of unknown descriptions were involved in the shooting and then fled the area. Numerous shell casings... Read more →

25-Year-Old Dameer Smith of New York City, Shot and Killed in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit has identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Friday night on February 5, 2021 in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On February 5, 2021, at approximately 9:27 p.m., the Atlantic City Police Department was notified of a shooting on the 1300 block of Pacific Avenue. Atlantic City Police Department and EMS responded to the scene. Twenty-five year-old Dameer Smith of New York City was located on the street with a gunshot wound. Smith was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Campus where he was pronounced deceased. Smith died as a result of a single gunshot wound. This investigation remains active by the ACPO Major Crimes and Atlantic City... Read more →

Paterson MVC Center Closed Until Feb. 26

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) has announced that the Paterson Regional/Licensing Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Friday, Feb. 26. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Thursday, Feb. 11. MVC Centers Reopening The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates: West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center Tuesday, Feb. 16 North Bergen Licensing Center Thursday, Feb. 18 Turnersville Vehicle Center Monday, Feb. 22 Jersey City Vehicle Center Wednesday, Feb. 24 Paterson Regional/Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 26 MVC Online Many customers can... Read more →

Officer Michael Perry of the Lower Township PD, Promoted to Sergeant

Lower Township Deputy Mayor David Perry congratulates his son Michael on his promotion The Lower Township Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Perry to the rank of Sergeant. He took the Oath of Office at the Lower Township Council Meeting on Monday, January 4, 2021. Sergeant Michael Perry - Badge #178, is a lifelong resident of Lower Township and graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School in 1999. He was hired just out of High School as a Class 2 Special Law Enforcement Officer with the Lower Township Police Department. In September of 2003, he was hired as a Corrections Officer with the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department. In June of 2004, Michael was hired as a full-time Police Officer... Read more →

Frank T. Clayton, Jr. of Gloucester City; Korean War Veteran, Volunteer Fireman

Gloucester City--- On February 5, 2021. Age 90. Born in Atlantic City, NJ he was the son of the late Frank T., Sr. and Ann V. (Lord) Clayton. Frank is survived by his brother, Harry W. Clayton, Sr., sister, Nancy Clayton, many nieces and nephews as well as many close friends through the years. Frank was a decorated combat veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was also a long-time volunteer fire fighter and fire policeman with the Gloucester City Fire Company and was a life member of the VFW Post 3620 in Gloucester City. He later worked with Benton Tire in Pennsauken, NJ. for several years as a tire technician before his retirement. Frank’s interment will... Read more →

Middle Township Couple Arrested for Child Endangerment, Aggravated Assault, and other Charges

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (February 9, 2021)--– Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Christopher Leusner of the Middle Township Police Department announce the arrest of 26-year-old Bradford Artis and 38-year-old Shannon Artis, both residents of Middle Township, New Jersey. On February 6, 2021, Bradford Artis and Shannon Artis were each charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree, two counts of Aggravated Assault, a crime of the third degree, and one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the third degree. The charges were a result of an investigation conducted by the Middle Township Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims... Read more →

Cape May Man Arrested for Cyber Harassment

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland along with Chief William Priole of the Lower Township Police Department announces the arrest of (27) year old John Abadie from Cape May, New Jersey on multiple counts of Cyber Harassment, a Crime of the Fourth Degree*. This arrest is a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lower Township Police Department after multiple victims came forward and stated that they were a victim of a cybercrime as altered pictures of them were posted on a website, without their permission. Consequently, several investigative measures led authorities to the arrest of Abadie. Prosecutor Sutherland stated this investigation is ongoing and advises a person convicted... Read more →

New Jersey Safe Streets Grants for Seven Municipal Projects

Murphy Administration announces $1.8 million in FY 2021 Safe Streets to Transit Program grants to improve rider safety Seven municipalities receive state funding for improvement projects (Trenton) – The Murphy Administration today announced $1.8 million in Fiscal Year 2021 Safe Streets to Transit Program (SSTT) grants for seven municipal projects in Atlantic, Essex, Mercer, Monmouth, and Passaic counties. “Considering the size of our state, and our population, we must strive to reduce congestion on our roadways,” Governor Phil Murphy said. “As part of the effort to encourage people to consider alternate forms of transportation, we must ensure getting to transit facilities is safe and accessible for everyone.” “Pedestrian safety to and from transit facilities is the main focus of the Safe Streets to Transit Program,”... Read more →

Law Enforcement Able to end Barricaded Driver Standoff in Lower Township Peacefully

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 3, 2021)--On February 2, 2021, at approximately 1:51 PM, Cape May County Dispatch received telephonic notification of a stolen commercial vehicle that was allegedly in Lower Township, according to the vehicle’s GPS tracking system. Initial investigation revealed the commercial truck was originally reported stolen out of Perryville, Maryland. It was described as a semi- The truck was reportedly stolen out of Perryville, MD. Ruiz Blanco Osmaro, a 38 year old Hispanic male and resident of Pembroke Pines, Florida was arrested and charged (Image provided) truck with no trailer. Members of the Lower Township Police Department responded to the area of Town Bank and later observed the vehicle driving on Gorham Avenue in North Cape May. Once the registration was confirmed, Lower... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: February Promotions at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Live Entertainment Serenade Your Sweetie with Motor City Live: The Classic Hits of Motown- Produced by Allen Valentine, this romantic series will feature Motown renditions of timeless love songs such as “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” “This Old Heart of Mine,” “Please Mr. Postman” and more. Held under strict “Safe + Sound” guidelines the romantic show will debut Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets cost $29 and will be sold as individual tables of two and four seats to ensure social distancing. Tickets are available at www.HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com, www.Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000. Live Music at Lobby Bar and Council Oak Steaks & Seafood- Lobby Bar will host live music featuring local favorites every Thursday through Sunday. Council Oak Steaks & Seafood will host music Friday and Saturday from 5:30... Read more →

State Funding for NJ Schools Comes with a lot of Unknowns

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. BY JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER There is uncertainty over what support districts can expect from the Murphy administration as overwhelming financial pressures continue. Gloucester City High School, Gloucester City, NJ relies heavily on the state of New Jersey for financial support. (CNBNews photo) With everything else going on, New Jersey’s public schools are also about to enter a most-unusual budget season for the next school year, with a range of questions looming, both familiar and not. A fundamental question facing them like never before, of course, is what will school even look like whenever New... Read more →

Atlantic City International Airport Receives Top Health Accreditation Award

Egg Harbor Township, NJ – January 12, 2021 — The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) is pleased to announce the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) recently received the Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI). The accreditation was based on an assessment of how aligned the airport’s health measures are with ACI’s Aviation Business Restart and Recovery Guidelines, as well as the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have introduced several significant measures to provide the safest travel experience for our passengers, as well as all employees at the airport,” said Tim Kroll, IAP, ACY Airport Director. “This global accreditation highlights our continued commitment to safety protocols... Read more →

Cape May County Prosecutor Implores Residents to Seek Help for Domestic Violence

January 10, 2021 (Cape May Court House, NJ) – The recent and unfortunate murder suicide of a couple living in Cape May County last week has sparked the Community Outreach Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office to reach out to people who may be suffering from Domestic Violence. Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. With COVID-19, existing problems in relationships can be amplified in incidents of Domestic Violence. If you are a victim of any of the above (or know someone who is) – we urge you... Read more →

Acenda and Gloucester County NAACP Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Annual Volunteer Day Canceled Due to COVID-19 (January 12, 2021 - Glassboro, NJ) - January 18 marks the 26th anniversary of the MLK Day of Service that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day encourages all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. For the past three years, Acenda and the Gloucester County NAACP have joined together at Acenda's Glassboro headquarters to mark this day of service. Volunteers gathered to assemble baby bundles for new moms in our maternal health programs, non-perishable food baskets for young adult in our supportive housing programs, and mailings in support of Acenda's mission. Over 50 volunteers,... Read more →

Rev Dawn Fortune: I Am Back, See You Sunday

Updated on January 6, 2021 Gentle People, I am sure that you are as disturbed and upset as I am at the events of this afternoon and evening (January 6, 2021) at the US Capitol. Not in living memory have we seen the security of that building of the two chambers of congress breached by insurrectionists threatening harm to our government and its leaders. I want to encourage you to heed the advice of Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers, who taught us to, in times of trouble, look for the helpers. There will always be helpers in times of trouble and chaos. Today we saw the US Capitol Police and US Secret Service spring into action to keep members and leaders of our Congressional bodies safe... Read more →

Cape May County Investigation Into Deaths Continues, Looks Like Murder/Suicide

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (January 7, 2021) - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief William Priole of the Lower Township Police Department announce additional information regarding the two deaths that occurred on Cardinal Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township. According to Prosecutor Sutherland, on January 5, 2020, the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office conducted autopsies and positively identified the two individuals as Kristin Ryan, 39 years old and Rick Ryan, 45 years old, both of 34 Cardinal Avenue, Villas, NJ. Based on the preliminary investigation, Prosecutor Sutherland stated this tragic incident was not a random act but appears to have been a murder/suicide. Based on the evidence currently known, Detectives believe Rick Ryan shot his wife and then... Read more →


County Executive Dennis Levinson has been inundated with calls from residents who are concerned and confused about the COVID-19 vaccinations. To help promote transparency and keep residents well-informed, he wants to share as much information as is readily available. “We understand that is has been difficult for many people to fully understand when and where the vaccines will be available and when they may be able to receive them, depending on which state-designated group they may belong,” he said. “I am pleased to share that the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, in cooperation with Atlantic Cape Community College, is preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment to eligible community healthcare workers (Phase 1A) beginning January 5, 2021 at the college’s Mays Landing campus.” The... Read more →


Camden City, N.J. — Detectives are searching for a missing and endangered man, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Pine Hill Police Chief Christopher Winters. Massey in 2018 Shawn Massey, 38, of Gibbsboro, was reported missing to Pine Hill Police by family members who said he was last seen leaving his parents’ home on Dec. 23 and has not been heard from since. Massey has diagnosed with mental health issues, according to family members. Police said he has been known to possibly become aggressive if approached. Detectives urge anyone who sees Massey or knows his whereabouts not to make contact with him and instead call law enforcement. If you have any information that could help police locate Massey, please either call... Read more →

WSOP Hall of Fame Induction Predictions for 2021

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--2020 posed some very unique challenges for online gamblers, and the poker industry felt the heat too. While many punters had to alter their plans as live events were canceled or postponed at the last minute, others adjusted to the shifting timeline. Even the World Series of Poker will be online this year. If you need more proof of how drastically things changed in 2020, look no further than the Poker Hall of Fame. The nominations for Hall of Fame weren’t announced for the first time since 2001. However, WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart later revealed that there will be a single honorable inductee during this year’s event. On that note, here’s our list of potential Hall of Famers who could be inducted... Read more →


DEBUTS HOTEL TOWER & LEGACY CLUB ROOFTOP LOUNGE Downtown Las Vegas Casino-Resort Completes Second Phase of Construction and Introduces Tallest Tower North of the Strip LAS VEGAS – Circa Resort & Casino – downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino-resort – has officially opened its 777-room hotel tower and rooftop lounge, Legacy Club. Paying tribute to Vintage Vegas through its design and old-school hospitality, these new amenities mark the official completion of Circa’s construction. “They say to save the best for last, and when you see our hotel tower and Legacy Club, you’ll see that’s exactly what we did,” said Derek Stevens, CEO of Circa. “Circa is now home to some of the most stunning hotel rooms and suites in all of the city and watching Las... Read more →

Top Casino Etiquettes Every Gambler Needs to Follow

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--Although casinos are designed for players to have fun, maintaining decorum is the key to accentuating the ambiance. There are certain unspoken casino etiquettes that all gamblers must know before setting foot in a brick-and-mortar casino. And since amateurs are often in the dark, we’re here to help you learn the ropes. The Dos of Gambling at a Casino Be Cordial – No matter whether you’re winning or losing, always be polite. It’s quite easy to get carried away, so don’t forget to behave. If you want to fit in, dress for the occasion. While you don’t have to appear in a tuxedo, make sure you don’t show up in shorts and flip flops. Semi-formal attire works wonders. Know the Lingo – Dressing... Read more →

What are Sticky and Non-Sticky Bonuses and How to Use Them?

(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)--One of the most frustrating yet common issues that players face when picking a welcome bonus is not being able to differentiate between sticky and non-sticky bonuses. What usually happens is you get your hands on an attractive bonus and want to withdraw the funds without meeting the wagering requirements. And this is where the trouble starts. Sticky vs. Non-Sticky Bonuses Sticky bonuses are the ones that can be wagered but not withdrawn. It’s mentioned in the online casino’s Terms and Conditions as “for wagering only”. A sticky bonus can be worth as much as a traditional bonus and if you’re a veteran gambler with a fixed bankroll, you aren’t as reliant on the bonus as a beginner. Nonetheless, welcome gifts are a... Read more →

Avalon Council Approves Law Regulating Expansion of Wireless Equipment

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Borough Council approved a new ordinance on December 16ththat regulates the future implementation of wireless communication upgrades and services, including the implementation of 5G technology. The ordinance requires wireless communications technologies to follow a process in order to use, or place, any new facilities in the public right of way to expand wireless communication services while simultaneously protecting the aesthetic environment in the municipality. “This was a comprehensive process that resulted in Avalon to permit the fair and equitable implementation of advanced wireless communication opportunities while protecting the integrity of our neighborhoods”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “While we welcome the implementation of the new technologies and services, this ordinance requires the carriers to integrate into, and not dominate, our residential, commercial,... Read more →

ENTERTAINMENT: A High Limit Slot Experience Opens at Ocean Casino Resort

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 28, 2020) – Ocean Casino Resort located in Atlantic City is excited to announce the opening of The Cove, its new high limit slot experience. The opening of The Cove demonstrates Ocean Casino Resort's commitment to offering its guests the most exciting gaming experience in Atlantic City. The Cove, a beautifully designed 7,450-square-foot high limit slot area located adjacent to Wahlburgers®, will offer over 140 slot machines from Aristocrat, IGT, Konami, Scientific Games, Everi and Ainsworth, with a combination of classic and new games, including Lightning Cash, Dragon Cash, Dollar Storm, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and many more high limit favorites. The Cove offers dedicated cocktail service with an enhanced beverage selection, private restrooms, and a cage exclusively for guests playing... Read more →

For Limited Time Avalon Beach Tags Available

AVALON, NJ--Avalon just received its final order of seasonal holiday beach tags! These beach tags are seasonal tags that can be used for the entire 2021 beach season in Avalon. We sold out during Thanksgiving weekend, but we received one additional shipment of tags. They will be sold on a first come, first served basis. You can purchase these tags for $25 apiece at the Avalon Tax Collector’s Office inside Avalon Borough Hall during weekday business hours of 8:15am-4:15pm. Checks and cash are accepted for payment. Avalon does not accept mail orders for holiday beach tags. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you enter Borough Hall to purchase beach tags. Parking is limited behind Borough Hall due to the reconstruction of the... Read more →

Patients at Shore Medical Center Receive Presents

Thanks to the Atlantic County Toys for Kids Program (ACTFK) and its generous sponsors, the holidays will be a little brighter for the young patients at Shore Medical Center. Greg DePiano, a retired Sergeant from the Atlantic County Department of Corrections, has been running the Toys for Kids Program for the past 36 years. The program connects our community with children by providing an average of 15,000 new toys to local hospitals, municipalities, churches and organizations every year. The toys that were dropped off on December 22nd include: 200 coloring books with crayons, speakers and teddy bears children can hug while they receive their shots of IV. DePiano says that his first choice of hospitals is Shore Medical Center. When asked why, DePiano explains that... Read more →

ACCU Weather: Extreme Storm Headed This Way

An upcoming storm is predicted to unleash rain that will eat away at the existing snow cover in New England and the coastal mid-Atlantic. The rainfall can add a tremendous amount of weight to areas that were recently buried by up to 3-4 feet of snow in parts of New York state and northern Pennsylvania. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – Those hoping for a white Christmas in much of New England and the mid-Atlantic are likely to have their hopes dashed at the last minute even after a major storm dumped over a foot of snow in some locations just a week ago. Forecasters are also warning of more serious weather threats, including flooding rain and high winds, with an upcoming storm that will press... Read more →