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Thanks to State Legislators Both Present and Past NJ Has More Bonded Debt Than Most States

The analysis ranks New Jersey as one of most bonded debt burdened states in country By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – With a per-capita figure of $6,401 hanging in the balance, New Jersey places near the bottom of a new study looking at the amount each state is shouldering in long-range bonded debt across the country. TAX AND SPEND-New Jersey is one of the most bonded debt-burdened states in-country thanks to both Democrats and Republicans in Trenton Image courtesy of The New Jersey Globe The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, ranked New Jersey... Read more →


SURVEY SAYS! New Jersey The Worst State To Start A Business

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey is the worst state in which to start a business, according to a new analysis from WalletHub. The Garden State “has the fourth smallest percentage of engaged workers – 29, and registered a growth of just 1.5% in the number of small businesses,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said in an email to The Center Square. “In terms of jobs, there has been a drop of almost 5% since 2017, and the working-age population has also dropped by 1.2%. “But business costs are where New Jersey really... Read more →


CRYPTO ART

Crypto art is the form of digital art treated as physical art - It has the verified ownership of the piece. It gets the verification of masterpiece by using NFT, which is also known as a nonfungible token. It’s a marketplace where you can consume your cryptocurrencies in a variety of things available in the market. With local CC unit, you can establish your own business by world-wide shipping system. What is a Nonfungible token? A nonfungible token is interesting and one-of-its-sort. That is why it is utilized to address protests that are special and select also ― for instance,... Read more →


PA Republican Senator Initiates Forensic Election Audit; State AG Vows to Strike Back

Boss Tweed. "As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? (CNBNews graphic files) **** By Christen Smith | The Center Square Jul 8, 2021 (The Center Square) – A Republican senator in Pennsylvania initiated the first steps this week of a forensic election audit, even as the state’s top law enforcement official promised intervention should the effort continue. Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Gettysburg, said in an editorial Wednesday he’s requested information and materials from three counties needed for a “forensic investigation” into both the 2020 general election and the 2021 primary election completed in... Read more →


NJ to Giving $600 Million in Federal Funds to Special Education Students with Disabilities

Todd DeFeo / The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey will use $600 million from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to fund a one-year extension of public education and related services for thousands of students with disabilities. Gloucestercitynews.net files Concurrently, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3434/A-5366, authorizing the temporary one-year extension of education to students with disabilities who “age out” — or exceed the current age of eligibility — during the 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. “The pandemic has been especially hard on students with disabilities who rely on school programs to ensure they have... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: HERE IS THE TRUTH ABOUT WOLF'S EDUCATION FUNDING

Marc LeBlond | Commonwealth Foundation Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf held a press conference on the Capitol steps capping off a more than four-month campaign to promote drastically increasing district school funding. But his central claim, that school districts are underfunded and charter schools are the culprit, is the exact opposite of reality. Wolf spoke from a podium prominently emblazoned with a sign proclaiming “Pennsylvania is 45th in education funding.” But Pennsylvania is not 45th in education funding – not even close. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, Pennsylvania is 8th in the nation... Read more →


How Much will Alzheimer's Increase in Your State?

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer's disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer's drugs treat the disease's symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease -- a toxic and sticky protein in the brain called amyloid. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 6.0 million Americans 65 and older were living with the disease as of 2020, or 12% of the 65 and over population. As more and more of the baby boomer generation reaches that age,... Read more →


$11.6 Billion Hudson Tunnel Project between NY, NJ might BECOME a Reality

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tours the North River Rail Tunnel that connects New Jersey and New York Wednesday on Dec. 19, 2018. Flickr / Gov. Andrew Cuomo (The Center Square) – A pair of federal agencies issued the Final Environment Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the multibillion dollar Hudson Tunnel Project. The move by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) “is a significant milestone for the Gateway Program,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. “This long-awaited step brings us much closer... Read more →


How Much Did Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Other States Spend on Gambling

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square The 465 commercial casinos operating in the United States at the end of 2019 reported a combined revenue of $43.6 billion -- an all-time high. Gambling in the United States is by no means limited to casinos, either. All but six states had lottery games in 2019, and lottery ticket sales totalled $81.6 billion that year. Between both lotteries and commercial casinos, Americans and tourists spent $125.2 billion on gambling in 2019 -- or about $491 for every adult in the country. Of course, gambling laws, which can restrict gambling opportunities,... Read more →


New Jersey news in Brief for Friday, April 23;

Quick Hits: Bill would allow burned-out police and firefighters to retire early Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law A-2562/S-1017, a bill that would allow police and firefighters with 20 years of experience and facing burnout from service amid the pandemic to retire. The benefit was previously only extended to police and firefighters at least 55 years old and with 20 years of experience. “This past year, we have asked our first responders to step up like never before as the coronavirus took more than 25,000 lives in our state,” Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-Ocean, said in a news release. Bill aims... Read more →


Good News: People Across the Nation Are Receiving Tax Refunds

The Average Tax Refund for each state listed below Grant Suneson, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square In 2019 Americans paid more than $3.5 trillion in taxes. Nearly half of all tax returns filed by individuals, corporations, and estates received a refund. Altogether, the Internal Revenue Service issued nearly 122 million refunds totaling $452.1 billion, or $3,709 per refund. There are a number of variables that affect the amount that is refunded, one of which is location. The average refund can vary by state from under $2,500 to more than $8,700. For the fiscal year 2019, the average tax... Read more →


NJ's Local-State Tax Rate was 11.7% in 2019; The 7th Highest among 50 States

The Center Square Apr 8, 2021 The effective state and local tax rate for New Jersey residents in 2019 was 11.7 percent, the seventh-highest percentage among the 50 states, according to a new ranking published by the Tax Foundation. Gloucestercitynews.net graphics file Across the United States, the average state-local tax burden came in at 10.3 percent of Americans’ combined income, the study said. Generally, state-local tax rates rose in 2019 over the previous year as tax collections outpaced overall income growth, the Tax Foundation’s analysis found. The foundation’s researchers also point out that about a fifth of states’ tax revenues... Read more →


Salaries for Teachers Across the Nation Listed; PA Ranked-9, MD-8, DE-16, NJ-22

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square Apr 14, 2021 The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to an education. Though the federal government has set some academic standards, education policy is set largely at the state and local levels. State governments have authority over public school curriculums, teaching methods, instructional materials, and, in conjunction with local districts, teacher pay. Gloucestercitynews.net files Without national compensation standards, average salaries for teachers across the country vary considerably. Depending on the state, the average teacher salary varies from as little as $45,300 to more than $85,000. The disparity in average... Read more →


New Jersey owes $101.5 billion in public-employee retirement benefits

Beyond pension debts The Center Square (The Center Square) – Net liabilities in New Jersey for so-called other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which consist mainly of health care obligations to retired public employees, stood at about $101.5 billion in fiscal-year 2019, according to a recent analysis from the Reason Foundation. With a population of 8,882,190, the state posted a per-capita OPEB liability of $11,425, which represents the second highest value among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Reason study found. In total, these liabilities amount to 6 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, the researchers said. These... Read more →


CNBNEWS CHEERS AND JEERS FOR MARCH 2021

CHEER--The Cold Springs administration and staff put together a well-organized and safe event for students. They met with families outside to thank us for our help and support throughout this school year and also gave each student a brand new book along with an Easter egg and visit from the Easter bunny. The kids all seemed to enjoy themselves! JEER--Gloucester City is one of the most depressed communities in New Jersey. How can we afford to pay our public servants 60% more than what our middle-class homeowners are earning? We the taxpayers have become the servants who only exist to... Read more →


NJ Republicans Say Lockdown Not Stopping COVID19, 'Open Schools, Businesses Now'

Todd DeFeo / The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Republicans want New Jersey schools and businesses to reopen, saying lockdowns are not slowing the spread of COVID-19. “Enough businesses have been destroyed, enough jobs have been lost by the Governor’s defenseless edicts, and continuing on that same path only ensures more economic and emotional pain,” state Sen. Michael Testa, R-Vineland, said in a statement. “We must end the failed policies that have suppressed life in the state. It’s about time to learn from the Administration’s mistakes and open up the economy.” Republicans point to an Associated Press... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Biden Proposes $16B to Plug Abandoned Oil/Gas Wells in Pennsylvania

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square)(Pittsburg PA)(March 31, 2021)– President Joe Biden’s massive infrastructure spending plan earmarks $16 billion to plug abandoned oil and gas wells across the country. It’s a potential solution for an expensive and overwhelming problem for Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. During House budget hearings last month, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell told lawmakers the department spends an average of $17,000 plugging one abandoned well. The cost means fewer than 1,100 orphaned wells have been plugged in the last decade. The department said it’s identified 8,000 it needs to address, though estimates suggest... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Fracking Ban Threatens 10 Million Jobs

“Just to clarify, would there be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?” CNN’s Dana Bash said. “No, we would — we would work it out. We would make sure it's eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either — any fossil fuel,” Biden said in response. (July 31, 2019 video/USAToday) ++++++ Stephanie Catarino Wissman | RealClearWire/The Center Square The fracking ban threatens American jobs and derails our environmental progress Now the global leader in natural gas and oil production, the U.S. has set the standard for safe, reliable, and affordable... Read more →


New Report Criticizes NJ Governor For Placing COVID Patients Into Nursing Homes

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey Republicans say a new NJ.com report proves nursing home administrators informed the Murphy administration that an order requiring them to accept COVID-19-positive patients would lead to outbreaks and deaths. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files According to the report, nursing home administrators expressed concerns about the order during a March 31 call with New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “Patients will die,” the newspaper quoted an unidentified administrator as saying on the call. “You understand that by asking us to take COVID patients, by demanding we take COVID patients,... Read more →


Pennsylvania Owes $38.5 Billion for Post Employment Benefits; NJ Owes $101 Billion

THE CENTER SQUARE The Center Square) – Net liabilities in Pennsylvania for so-called other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which consist mainly of health care obligations to retired public employees, stood at about $38.5 billion in fiscal-year 2019, according to a recent analysis from the Reason Foundation. Gloucestercitynews.net files With a population of 12.8 million, the state posted a per-capita OPEB liability of $3,010, which represents the 17th highest value among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Reason study found. Nationally, these liabilities amount to 6 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, the researchers said. These debts are... Read more →


OPPONENT SAY: House Democrats $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill waste taxpayer money, full of pork

WASHINGTON POLITICS Tax and Spend Gloucestercitynews.net files Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Democrats’ $1.9 trillion emergency relief bill – which is up for a vote Friday – includes a slew of bailout money for state governments unrelated to the pandemic, opponents say.Under the guise of COVID-19 relief money, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., told Fox News the bill “is more the pretext than the purpose behind what Democrats are proposing. Their approach is the wrong plan, at the wrong time, for all the wrong reasons.” The 591-page bill proposed on Feb. 19 includes an... Read more →


NJ GOP Planning Hearings into Murphy's Response to Pandemic

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Senate Republicans are forging ahead with hearings into Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Since May, Senate Republicans have sought a bipartisan investigation to understand the policy and management failures of the Murphy Administration that led to preventable deaths, destroyed businesses and jobs, and left millions of New Jerseyans without access to important services and support,” Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said in a statement. Kean noted that Democrats, who control both chambers of the Legislature, have opposed the formation of a select committee... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Pennsylvania voters will have their say on emergency declarations

By Rep. Clint Owlett Feb 8, 2021 THE CENTER SQUARE Pennsylvania voters will finally have a say this spring in the state’s handling of extended disaster emergencies. At the upcoming primary election, on May 18, voters will be asked to vote on a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would limit the duration of an emergency declaration by a governor to a maximum of 21 days. Under the proposed amendment, the declaration could be extended, but only with legislative approval. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Legislative approval” means you, the citizens of this commonwealth, would have a voice in whether or not... Read more →


FEB. 8 Quick hits: NJ news in brief

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square FEMA ponies up an additional $300 million for New Jersey The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has unlocked an additional $300 million in federal COVID-19 relief for New Jersey, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, said. New Jersey has received more than $846 million in FEMA disaster assistance for the state’s COVID-19 response. Menendez argued New Jersey communities should not be “burdened” with the 25% “local cost-share.” “Eliminating FEMA’s required local cost-share means New Jersey will get hundreds of millions more in federal funding to help our state, counties and towns defeat the... Read more →


Report: Majority of U.S. cities unprepared for financial fallout from statewide shutdowns

RELATED: Peyton and Me Meandering Through S.J. (Gloucester City, Mt. Ephraim) Chapter VII By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The majority of U.S. cities were ill-prepared for any financial crisis last year, let alone the one brought about by their respective state shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new reportpublished by the nonprofit Truth in Accounting (TIA) concludes. LOVE YOUR MONEY Gloucestercitynews.net files The annual assessment surveys the fiscal health of the 75 largest municipalities in the U.S. based on fiscal year 2019 data. TIA reviewed audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports filed by... Read more →


NJ Senate Republicans call for investigative committee to probe nursing home deaths

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Senate Republicans want Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, to form a bipartisan investigative committee to probe nursing home deaths in the Garden State. The 15 members of the Senate Republican caucus signed the letter to Sweeney. It follows similar requests Republican lawmakers have made since May. “To date, nearly 8,000 residents and staff of our nursing homes and veterans homes have died, with the loss of life still rising at a tragic rate,” they wrote. “In fact, deaths in our nursing homes tripled in December from the... Read more →


Attorney General of NY Says Cuomo Administration Failed to Report COVID 19 Deaths

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A bombshell report by New York Attorney General Letitia James claims the Cuomo administration dramatically underreported the number of nursing home deaths due to COVID-19, and Gloucestercitynews.net files Republican leaders are calling for resignations at the highest levels. The report by James’ office requested data from 62 nursing homes, roughly 10 percent of the state’s facilities. It indicates that the state Department of Health did not count nursing home residents who contracted the virus, were sent to hospitals and died there as part of the nursing home death toll.... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Maoist Roots Of Deprogramming

BY BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR January 27, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent calls to deprogram Trump supporters: The Catholic League, like all advocacy organizations, makes maximum use of its First Amendment right to freedom of speech. To this extent, the increasing calls for censorship of organizations that espouse traditional moral views are worrisome. We live in a time of unparalleled attacks on free speech, emanating from established sources, including the media. One might think that the media, which does not exist without freedom of speech, would be reflexively opposed to censorship, but not anymore. In... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: COVID-19 vaccine ad void leaves states with millions of doses

Steve Miller / RealClearInvestigations/THE CENTER SQUARE On Interstate 59, a neon billboard used by the Alabama Department of Public Health advises motorists to get their flu and pneumonia vaccines. Placards placed atop gas pumps around the state also promote the flu Gloucestercitynews.net files vaccine. But the vaccine that will quell COVID-19, a virus that has killed 400,000 nationwide, crippled businesses and prompted governments to force onerous restrictions on the public, gets no mention. Karen Landers, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Health, said the state has “no specific marketing campaign going on” because “the vaccine supply is less than... Read more →


Harrisburg, PA Woman Arrested for Stealing Pelosi's Laptop from Capitol Building January 6

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Federal authorities arrested a Pennsylvania woman Monday and accused her of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the Jan. 6 breach of Capitol Hill. Riley June Williams was taken into custody in Dauphin County, Pa., for her alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill breach. Dauphin County Prison Riley June Williams, of Harrisburg, was taken into custody after a former romantic partner told the FBI she took the computer during the attack and attempted to sell it to Russian intelligence officials. She’s been charged with violent entry... Read more →


NJ Amusement Parks 6th highest in value in 2019

By Mary Stroka | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Home to Mountain Creek Waterpark, Tomahawk Lake Water Park, Storybook Land, Land of Make Believe, (Wild West City, Casino Pier, and many more attractions, New Jersey stacked up as the sixth highest-producing state for value-added from amusement parks and water parks in 2019, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Garden State brought in $309 million of the estimated $14.1 billion that amusement parks and water parks across the nation added to the economy that year. Florida (at $5.9 billion), California... Read more →


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, said in a statement. “That is why I am confident his administration will give the Gateway Program the federal funding and resources necessary to improve transportation throughout the Northeast Corridor.” The Gateway Program, which Payne pegged at costing $30 billion, is a plan to improve the busy Northeast Corridor... 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 the food processing industry, are considered essential workers. According to guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that group falls in Phase 1b, along with public transit employees, first responders as well as teachers and other school staff. Those federal guidelines, though, stand just as a... 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 Jersey Statewide Body-Worn Camera (BWC) grant program. Assembly members Benjie Wimberly, D-Bergen/Passaic; Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, D-Mercer/Hunterdon; Cleopatra Tucker, D-Essex; and Thomas Giblin, D-Essex, sponsored the measure. “The recent events we’ve witnessed nationwide involving police officers have urged states to do more to increase the safety of residents, communities and its... 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 analysis of data pulled from DoS/SURE system records indicate that although only 6.7 million residents voted on Nov. 3, more than 6.9 million ballots were cast and included in the state’s certified results. Additionally, the lawmakers noted, total votes cast for the presidential race trailed the certified results by... 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 invited Curtis Bowers to speak with us. #USelection2020 #Trump #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 since March 25 … [Gov. Andrew Cuomo's] New York ‘pause’ order date,” Vijay Dandapani, president and CEO of the Hotel Association of New York City, told The Center Square by email. “Occupancy is at or below 10% and not the 40% number seen in some publications. “The reason for... 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 Matthew Brann, but the campaign turned to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to try to resurrect their case, asking for a chance to amend their lawsuit. Brann allowed the campaign to alter the lawsuit once, and that resulted in a number of election fraud allegations being removed. After... 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 today than ever before because it allows travelers to ease back to traveling with greater comfort, convenience and the least amount of physical contact. “TSA has made considerable changes to its checkpoint processes to make commercial air travel more safe and secure for everyone during the pandemic,” said TSA... 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 were “deliberately concealed” from Republican observers. The Washington Post reported Sunday that a revised lawsuit removed the challenge. Trump and lead attorney Rudy Giuliani said that was not true in a series of Twitter posts on Monday. The Trump campaign released a statement citing paragraph 4 of the amended... 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 humanity. The first set of results from our Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial provides the initial evidence of our vaccine’s ability to prevent COVID-19,” Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer Chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We are reaching this critical milestone in our vaccine development program at a time... 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 Jersey is divided into 21 counties and contains 565 municipalities consisting of five types: 254 boroughs, 52 cities, 15 towns, 241 townships, and 3 villages. RELATED: The South Jersey Democrat Party Elite Welcomes President Obama to Poverty Stricken Camden City Related: Camden School System is Dying Camden, A Giant... 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 the FRA announced for 11 intercity passenger rail projects in nine states. The money is part of the “Federal-State Partnership State of Good Repair Program.” The total station rehabilitation is expected to cost nearly $27 million. N.J. Transit will chip in roughly $7.1 million, while Amtrak will contribute another... 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 decrease from the original proposal of one-quarter of a penny – for the next two years. The tax would raise an estimated $500 million annually for a total of $1 billion over the two year period. “Although it will mean a lot to the taxpayers of New Jersey, it... 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 in the 2021 fiscal year to help it recover from COVID-19. Amtrak says it might need to eliminate 2,400 jobs and curtail service if it doesn’t get the money. Amtrak runs high-speed passenger trains on the Northeast Corridor between Washington and Boston. Several transit agencies operate over the corridor,... 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 an analysis of each presidential candidates’ agenda and explored how policy proposals would impact battleground states’ job markets and economies. The report, Battleground States 2020, asserts Biden and Vice President candidate Kamala Harris would cost U.S. taxpayers an additional $36 trillion over 10 years if their policy agenda came... 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 abuse drugs," said TV talk show hostesses Iyania. TV talk show hostesses Iyania did a show on the number of children who have no father living with them. On the heels of her controversial multipart mega-fix, Iyanla sits down with Jay, who has fathered 34 children with 17 different... 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 the Keystone State. “It’s a system that’s subject to fraud,” she said at a press briefing. “I can confirm for you that Trump ballots, ballots for the president, were found in Pennsylvania.” The FBI and state police are now investigating after the U.S. attorney’s office reported that nine military... 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 box-sized small cell deployment to operate. In order to help speed up deployment, the United States Postal Service (USPS) may be offering up its facilities as 5G deployment sites, allowing internet providers an alternative to the onerous attachment regulations and fees imposed by many localities. While this arrangement could... 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 first-degree wanton endangering the lives of people inside the apartment next door. The main stream media reported the protests following the Grand Jury's decision were spontaneous. However, according to the Gateway Pundit, the rioters were actually being supported by the Louisville Bail Initiative . Holly Zoller, a member of... Read more →