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NJ Congressman Pleads with Biden to Focus on Funding of Gateway Program

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A New Jersey congressman is calling for President-elect Joe Biden to prioritize – and fund – the Gateway Program. “I know President-elect Biden understands the importance of modern infrastructure to a successful economy,” U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-New Jersey,... Read more →


NJ Seafood Workers Want To Be First

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A group of New Jersey fishing businesses and organizations sent a letter to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy this month urging him to keep the seafood industry’s workers as a high-priority group for COVID-19 vaccinations. Seafood employees, like others in... Read more →


$58 million for New Jersey Police Departments to Purchase Body Cameras for Officers

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation to help municipalities buy body cameras for local police officers. Getty Images The measure makes a $58 million supplemental appropriation for the Department of Law and Public Safety to create the New... Read more →


Pennsylvania Department of State Dismisses Voter Discrepancies as Partisan Conjecture

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Pennsylvania Department of State dismissed election return discrepancies as partisan conjecture after Republican lawmakers insisted officials counted an additional 170,000 ballots in error. Gloucestercitynews.net files A group of conservative lawmakers, led by Lebanon County Rep. Frank Ryan, said an... Read more →


Guest Opinion: The Crucial Moment, Curtis Bowers

Crossroads with JOSHUA PHILIPP More than a decade ago, filmmaker Curtis Bowers released his first documentary: "#Agenda: Grinding America Down," which warned about subversive movements working towards a #socialist push in the United States. Much of what he warned of is now taking place, and to learn more about this Crossroads... Read more →


New York City Hotel Association Says Many Members on Verge of Closing for Good

By Sarah Downey | The Center Square (The Center Square) – With mandated closures continuing to impact New York City’s hospitality sector, the combination of single-digit occupancy levels and mortgage issues have led some to close and have others nearing the precipice. “Industry revenue is down, on average, by 80% year-on-year... Read more →


President Trump Campaign, Allies Still Seeking Avenue to Overturn Results

By Delphine Luneau | The Center Square (The Center Square) – On the heels of its federal lawsuit being dismissed, the Trump campaign has filed an appeal to try once again to overturn the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania. The case was thrown out Saturday by U.S. District Judge... Read more →


SA urges travelers to enroll in TSA PreCheck® ahead of holiday travel

Experience faster TSA screening without removing shoes, belts and laptops WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched a new “Travel With Ease” campaign to urge airline passengers to enroll in TSA PreCheck® prior to their holiday travel. The campaign reinforces the concept that TSA PreCheck benefits may be more relevant... Read more →


Trump Legal Team Rejects Media Reports that Pennsylvania Lawsuit Dropped

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square 8 hrs ago (The Center Square) – President Donald Trump pushed back Monday at reports his campaign was dropping a legal challenge to more than 682,000 ballots cast in the Pennsylvania general election. The Trump campaign is questioning the mainly mail-in ballots, saying they... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Pfizer study shows its COVID vaccine is more than 90% effective

By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pfizer said Monday that the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with BioNTech SE proved to be more than 90% effective in preventing new coronavirus infections in a study of thousands of volunteers. “Today is a great day for science and... Read more →


Camden City the Worst Place to Live in NJ

CNB Editor's Note: For several decades the state and federal government has poured millions and millions of your dollars into the City of Camden City. Gloucestercitynews.net files Despite all that money a recent Wall Street Journal study reveals that Camden City, is the worst places to live in the state. New... Read more →


$18.2M for Trenton Transit Center Rehabilitation Project

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Squae (The Center Square) – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is sending more than $18.2 million to N.J. Transit to help pay for upgrades to the Trenton Transit Center, improving the station’s oft-maligned condition. The money is part of more than $291 million in funding... Read more →


Trenton's Plan to Tax Financial Transactions, One More Blow To The Business Community

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Business leaders say a proposed tax on financial transactions will likely “backfire” and urged lawmakers to reconsider the legislation. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files The bill sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon would impose a tax of one-hundredth of a penny – a... Read more →


Amtrak wants billions in additional funding for the Northeast Corridor

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Amtrak wants more than $1.7 billion in federal tax dollars for the Northeast Corridor, William J. Flynn, Amtrak’s president & CEO, said in a letter to congressional leaders. The money is part of more than $4.8 billion the railroad wants... Read more →


NEW STUDY: Biden administration would impact Pennsylvania, other battleground states

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania would experience “a marked difference” if Democrat candidate Joe Biden entered the Oval Office and enacted his policy agenda, according to a just-released study. The James Madison Institute, a Florida-based free market think tank, has taken the wraps off... Read more →


VIDEO: The Problems Children Experience from Living in Fatherless Homes

"Six men have fathered 87 children with 50 different women. Children who come from fatherless homes are five times more likely to commit suicide, 32 times more likely to run away, 20 more times to have a behavioral problem, 14 more times to commit rape, 10 more times more likely to... Read more →


Warning Signs Point to Mail Ballot Chaos Coming to Pennsylvania in November

By Mark Hemingway THE CENTER SQUARE The state of Pennsylvania is rapidly emerging as a contentious battleground where Republicans and Democrats are fighting over one of the most hot-button issues in November’s election – the use of mail-in ballots. On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany highlighted Republican concerns in... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Post Office May Be Offering 5G

x By Ross Marchand Across the country, Americans are starting to reap the benefits of lightning-fast 5G services. Rural, unserved users stand to benefit the most from the “latest and greatest” generation of mobile connectivity standards, since 5G services are significantly faster than 4G and the deployment only requires a pizza... Read more →


VIDEO: Anarchists in Kentucky Supported by Louisville Bail Initiative

CNBNews Staff Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 25, 2020)-- Anarchists unload signs and weapons from a U-Haul following the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 23, that officers Sgt. Jon Mattingly and Detective Miles Cosgrove who fired their weapons at Breonna Taylor’s home were deemed justified in the shooting. Det. Brett Hankison, was charged with... Read more →


NJ Republicans Describe Murphy's Approved $32.7 Billion Budget as Fraudulent & Fake

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Democratic-controlled New Jersey Legislature passed a $32.7 billion state budget Thursday, but not before a heated debate with Republicans. Gloucestercitynews.net files LOVE YOUR MONEY The budget, which takes effect Oct. 1 and runs through June 30, 2021, includes an... Read more →


CNBNews Aug./Sept. 2020 CHEERS AND JEERS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER-Gloucester City resident Dan Reader was upset about his grandchildren coming home from the Gloucester City Playground at Lane Avenue with stickers on them. So instead of just complaining he stepped upped and cut the six-inch-high grass himself. Thank you Dan for caring and watching... Read more →


Guest Opinion: State Legislators Should Pass the Reforms Pennsylvanias Actually Need

By Nathan Benefield THE CENTER SQUARE Sep 18, 2020 In recent weeks, Gov. Tom Wolf called on state legislators to enact parts of his political agenda – including legalizing recreational marijuana and mandating small businesses provide workers with paid leave benefits. Such proposals exhibit Wolf’s disconnect from what Pennsylvanians care most... Read more →


President Trump, Senator McConnell signal intention to move quickly to replace Ginsburg

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square) – In the aftermath of the death Friday of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear that they will be moving quickly to fill the vacancy. McConnell released a statement late... Read more →


FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS WOLF EXCEEDED HIS AUTHORITY BY CLOSING BUSINESSES

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square)(SEPT. 14, 2020) – A federal judge on Monday threw out portions of the Wolf administration’s orders that restricted activity during the coronavirus pandemic, saying GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET FILES that the governor had exceeded his authority. The ruling by Judge William Stickman in the... Read more →


Murphy Wants More Time to Respond to Lawsuit to Stop Voting by Mail in New Jersey

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey officials asked a federal judge Friday for more time to respond to a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign seeking to stop an order by Gov. Phil Murphy allowing all voters to cast their ballots by... Read more →


Republican Leader Says Recreational Marijuana Deal in Pennsylvania Unlikely This Fall

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – No matter how much Gov. Tom Wolf may support it, one of the Senate’s highest-ranking Republicans said a deal legalizing recreational marijuana this fall just won’t happen. “Like with any issue, a bill would need to work its way through... Read more →


Murphy's New Election Law Allows Ballots to be Counted 10 Days Before Nov. 3

SOME FEAR THIS COULD LEAD TO LEAKS “If anyone thinks that won’t happen, they’re delusional. Giving campaign operatives access to confidential vote counts before Election Day would be an unfair advantage that could be used to change the outcome of elections.” ~Sen. Anthony Bucco, R-Morris By Kim Jarrett | The Center... Read more →


Illegal Immigrants Are Now Eligible for Professional Licenses in New Jersey

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Calling it “smart and good” for New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that will allow those with undocumented immigration status to obtain professional licenses if they meet all of the requirements. Murphy held a virtual bill signing on... Read more →


CNBNews Opinion:Leave NJ Why You Can...

Tax & Spend Murphy is at it Again

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 31, 2020)--The state's gas tax will increase by 9.3 cents on October 1 because, ….hold on to your face mask…. people are driving less. In other words, residents of NJ have been conserving energy so Murphy decides to increase the gas tax. The last... Read more →


DOJ Investigating Wuhan Virus Nursing Home Deaths in NY, Michigan, NJ and PA

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Four Democratic governors, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, received letters Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting data on the impact COVID-19 has had on public nursing homes in their states. Gloucestercitynews.net files The letters, which were also... Read more →


SURVEY: 20 Percent of Small Business Owners Will Close if Economic Conditions Don't improve

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – More than 20 percent of small business owners said they will have to close permanently if current economic conditions do not improve within the next six months, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business. The... Read more →


Federal Judge Halts Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Ballot Collection Rules

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A federal judge halted a lawsuit filed in June against Pennsylvania election officials regarding the state’s ballot collection procedures, preferring instead for lower courts to rule on the issue first. Nicholas Ranjan, of the U.S. District Court in the Western... Read more →


80 Percent of NJ Restaurant Employees Still Out of Work Because of Murphy's Unreasonable Lock Down

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – About 80 percent of restaurant workers in New Jersey are still unemployed, according to information shared during a roundtable discussion hosted by New Jersey Assemblyman Brian Bergen. Gloucestercitynews.net files New Jersey’s restaurant industry employs about 300,000 workers, and most of... Read more →


Losing Electrical Power for Days Not Acceptable Say New Jersey Lawmakers

image unsplash.com By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Angered by long lag times after tropical storm Isaias, New Jersey lawmakers are encouraging utility companies to have a backup plan to prevent widespread power outages during storms. The Assembly Telecommunication and Utilities and Homeland Security Committees held... Read more →


Traditional Media Getting Help for Digital Sites

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) The traditional media experience for readers and advertisers has been improved with the enhancements made by adding the digital facets, including, not only banners, sponsored content and newsletters, but also social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Some... Read more →