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11th National Security Cutter Named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is naming the 11th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) in honor of Elizebeth Smith Friedman. Friedman was a pioneering code-breaker for the Coast Guard during the Prohibition Era and World War II, serving within the Coast Guard Cryptanalytic Unit-387. She has been dubbed "America's first female cryptanalyst" and in many ways could be considered the founder of the modern-day Coast Guard Intelligence Program. Her work with the Coast Guard began soon after the passage of the Volstead Act, which prohibited... Read more →

Kennedy Wins NJ02 Democratic Primary

Amy Kennedy: “I am ready to fight with you. I am ready to fight for you. I am ready to take on Jeff Van Drew and turn this district blue again in the Fall!.” Brigantine, NJ –July 7, 2020– Tonight, Amy Kennedy decisively won the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District. The people of South Jersey have spoken, and they want Amy Kennedy to be their next Congresswoman. Seven months ago, Amy declared her candidacy on the heels of Jeff Van Drew switching... Read more →

Circa Resort & Casino Accepting Reservations for World's Largest Sports Book

First Bookings Available for Stadium-Style Sports-book in Downtown Las Vegas on October 28 For renderings of Circa’s rooms and suites, click here. LAS VEGAS – With the debut of Circa Resort & Casino – Downtown Las Vegas’ first ground-up casino in four decades – set for October 28, the highly anticipated property is now taking reservations for the world’s largest sportsbook. Sports fans can be amongst the first to enjoy the three-story sports destination by reserving their spot at www.circalasvegas.com/sportsbook. With the return of professional... Read more →

Maryland Fishing: Look for Striped Bass in Deeper Water, White Perch on Tidal Creek Mouths; Free Fishing July 4

Maryland Fishing Report – July 1 by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources Elizabeth Lee went crabbing with her parents and is contributing to the crab feast with this catch. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Lee The Fourth of July holiday weekend means outdoor adventure seekers will be out in droves. Be safe and use common sense — if you’re boating, use a personal flotation device and never boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For all anglers, remember also to keep a social... Read more →

Reopening Information for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. (July 2, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will reopen under new and thorough Safe + Sound program guidelines to help ensure good clean fun at the resort destination Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 6 a.m. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Safe + Sound Reopening Plan & Protocols has been developed in accordance with guidelines provided by Hard Rock International and adopts the Atlantic City Casino Industry's Summary Plan of Proposed Reopening Protocols in order to... Read more →

Eleanore A. Kamarauskas, formerly of Gloucester City, age 95

June 27, 2020 at Carney’s Point Care Center, Carney’s Point, New Jersey. She was born to Anna and Stanley Urbonas on February 12, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA. She lived in Philadelphia throughout her childhood, graduated from Hallahan Catholic High School in Philadelphia, and spent her adult life in New Jersey. She worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and later at Cooper Hospital, where she made lasting friendships. She was a homemaker, mother, and caretaker, she enjoyed her family, gardening, traveling, and visiting Atlantic City casinos... Read more →

President of Cape May County Police Chiefs Statement on 4th of July Holiday

CAPE MAY, NJ (July 2, 2020)-- Statement by Chief Paul S. Skill, President of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association The July Fourth holiday is always an exciting time, especially here in Cape May County. With the unfortunate COVID-19 limitations placed on businesses and events because of the danger of getting infected or infecting our fellow residents and visitors, the crowds of people may have fewer places to go to, or the locations may have much more limited capacities. Governor Murphy recently rescinding... Read more →

4th of July Celebrations Cancelled in Many Communities

6ABC.com July Fourth of July Fireworks Displays NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC COUNTY * Atlantic City, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 4th at 9 p.m. Where: Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa 1 Borgata Way Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Atlantic City, N.J. TO BE DETERMINED: Date: July 4th at 10 p.m. Where: Tropicana Casino and Resort and along the Boardwalk 2831 Boardwalk Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Buena Vista, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 11th at Dusk (rain date July 18th) Where: Michael Debbi Park 315 Cedar... Read more →

Wildwood Mayor Ask Murphy to Allow Indoor Dining in Cape May County

June 30, 2020, 3:25 pm | in (Wildwood, NJ) – Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron released the following statement in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to postpone the resumption of indoor dining, which was scheduled to resume Thursday, July 2nd at 25% capacity. “The Governor’s decision to postpone the resumption of indoor dining is deeply frustrating and likely a knockout punch for numerous Cape May County restaurateurs who have been fighting day to day to keep the lights on. As a Cape May County restaurant... Read more →

Casino Association Statement on the Reopening of Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City, NJ – Steve Callender, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ), issued the following statement on behalf of the association regarding the reopening of some Atlantic City casinos this week: “For each of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) members, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, guests and fellow residents. We are taking every precaution to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, which is why we worked with our regional healthcare provider AtlantiCare, the... Read more →

What you can look for on a gambling website?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 1, 2020)--While the whole world is suffering from the outbreak of the coronavirus and we must stay at home, some spheres can benefit from the situation. Probably, this advantage won't be as big and profitable because people often don't have extra money today, but popularity is increased rapidly. One of the examples of these spheres is gambling, or rather, online gambling. Today, it is a quite big industry that deals with millions of people all over the world every minute. The Internet allows players... Read more →

Coast Guard Aids Man Experiencing Heart Attack Symptoms Near Brigantine

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (June 30, 2020)--— The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Brigantine, N.J., June 30, 2020. He was transported Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., and transferred to local emergency medical services personnel who were waiting to take him... Read more →


(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 30, 2020)--Every country is unique in terms of age restrictions in the gambling industry. The main condition to visit a casino and play games for money is usually reaching the adult age according to the laws of a certain country. Therefore, a young man or woman living in Spain should be at least 18 years old to be eligible, while neighboring Belgium sets the restrictions on people under 21 years old to play in casinos. So, what age should you be to visit a... Read more →

Galloway Tax Preparer Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

CAMDEN City, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, tax preparer was arrested today for allegedly using false information to increase her clients’ tax refunds and filing her own false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Michele Griffin, 40, of Galloway, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with 19 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of false tax returns. Griffin is also charged with three counts of filing her own false tax returns. Griffin will be arraigned today by video... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Sign Petition To Save Cape May County Turtles From Being Killed

Samantha Geisinger started this petition to Cape May County In Cape May County there are multiple "boulevards" connecting the mainland of New Jersey to its barrier islands (Stone Harbor, Avalon, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Sea Isle, Ocean City). Every summer, turtles travel across these boulevards to lay their eggs on high land. The boulevards, filled with out-of-towners, have been featuring an unacceptable amount of dead turtles, crushed by the cars of those who would rather kill innocent animals than take a few seconds to help them... Read more →

LTPD Alert: - Fireworks Consumer Brief

FIREWORKS consumer brief Gloucestercitynews.net files On the 4th of July, Independence Day, Americans celebrate their patriotism with family reunions, picnics and beautiful displays of fireworks nationwide. Unfortunately, every year, this happy celebration turns into tragedy for many Americans due to the unsafe and illegal use of fireworks. Fireworks displays must be enjoyed responsibly – and within the confines of the law. In New Jersey, it is unlawful to sell, possess, or use fireworks, other than certain sparkling devices and novelties, without a valid permit. STATISTICAL... Read more →

Leader of NE Philly Heroin Ring and Associates Arrested and Charged with Drug Trafficking

Four additional defendants were also charged in Atlantic County, New Jersey in a related investigation PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Juan Caceres, 30, of Elkins Park, PA; Jose M. Suarez-Mendosa, 29, of Philadelphia, PA; Jerson David Diaz, 31, of Gloucestercitynews.net files Philadelphia, PA; Ezequiel Regalado-Rosario, 45, of Philadelphia, PA; Ramcel Duarte-Rodriguez, 21, of Philadelphia, PA, and Juan Francisco Regalado-Ferreras, 27, of Philadelphia, PA, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint on charges of possession with intent to distribute various amounts... Read more →

A Perfect Father's Day in Maryland, Fishing with Your Sons

Maryland Fishing Report – June 24 by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Bryan Brainer spent a fun day with his two young sons fishing for blue catfish in the Chester River. Photo courtesy of Bryan Brainer Many dads, daughters, sons, and moms spent a special Father’s Day enjoying time together in that special setting that fishing provides. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers a license-free fishing day July 4 — an opportunity to explore Maryland’s diverse and unique fishing experiences without needing... Read more →

NJ SIERRA CLUB: More Problems with Holtec at Oyster Creek Decommissioning

Ocean County Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson has issued a temporary order of restraint to Holtec, stopping all decommissioning activities at Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. Lacey Township, the community where the nuclear plant is located, filed a complaint against Holtec International and Holtec Decommissioning International in late May. Holtec is also under criminal investigation by the NJ Economic Development Authority for misrepresenting information on its 2014 tax credit application. “There are serious concerns with the Holtec and the decommissioning of Oyster Creek. From... Read more →

Down The Shore: Plastic Bags Cannot Be Part of Your Recycling Waste Stream

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Department of Public Works reminds you that plastic bags cannot be part of the recycling trash stream in Cape May County. This County participates in single stream recycling, where all clean recyclables can go into one container. However, if your container contains plastic bags, it will not be collected by Avalon’s trash and recycling contractor. And, if you put a bag full of recyclables into the regular trash can, it creates two issues for the Borough. First, the Borough pays for additional... Read more →

Shore Communities Dealing with Overflowing Trash

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. ANDREW S. LEWIS | JUNE 23, 2020 As beach towns begin filling up for the summer, increased take-out dining is causing single-use waste to build up Since Memorial Day, the Jersey Shore has been grinding back to life. But after Gov. Phil Murphy lifted his stay-at-home order on June 9, the influx of visitors has,... Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard rescues child from inflatable raft swept to sea by current

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued a young girl, between four to six-years-old, from an inflatable plastic raft Monday afternoon, over half a mile off the beach near “Isla de Cabras” in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a call at 3:49 p.m. Monday from a 911 Emergency operator, who reported that the child was being... Read more →

NJ Lottery News: Cape May County Ticket Wins $10,000

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $35,000,000 TRENTON (June 22, 2020) – There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, June 19, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was purchased at Acme #890, 11 Court House South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House in Cape May County. In addition to the second and third-tier prizes won, 11 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket... Read more →


ENCOURAGING PROTECTIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today announced that camping will begin in 12 state parks, forests and recreation areas on June 22. The re-opening will be consistent with Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 public health protection goals that stress social distancing and wearing of masks. “We are pleased to resume camping at New Jersey state parks and forests, knowing how important these activities are to so many people,” Commissioner McCabe said. “We are taking... Read more →

Van Drew Joins Lawsuit to Reopen South Jersey

MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew joined a lawsuit to force Governor Murphy to reopen the South Jersey economy. As a small business owner in South Jersey for decades, Congressman Van Drew is joining his fellow business owners to stop the onerous restrictions set by Governor Murphy. South Jersey and seasonal businesses depend on the summer months to survive for the year, and many are still in the dark on when and how they can reopen. Congressman Van Drew has presented numerous proposals from... Read more →

South Jersey Gas Completes Absecon Island Project

Improves System Safety and Resiliency FOLSOM, N.J. – June 19, 2020 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), announced today that it completed its latest system safety and resiliency project, the Absecon Island Reliability Link Project, as part of its Storm Hardening and Reliability Program (SHARP). Following seven months of collaboration with local officials, residents and businesses, the project established an interconnecting link between two existing gas systems at the north and south ends of the island. This creates complete redundancy, should... Read more →

Maryland Anglers Happy To Be Outdoors Pursuing Their Favorite Past-time

Maryland June 17 Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Angler Brett Poffenberger took his nephews Eli and Dakota fishing in the upper Potomac and pulled an invasive flathead catfish out of the water. Photo courtesy Brett Poffenberger A recent trip to the fishing tackle section of a large discount store showed a lot of empty space on the shelves. Everyone is excited about getting out and enjoying the outdoors safely and fishing seems to be at the top of the list.... Read more →

CNB Business: Paul Piazza & Son Seafood Now Offering Wild-Caught Gulf Shrimp To Your Door

June 16, 2020 New Orleans, Louisiana- Just as the summer shrimp season gets underway, Paul Piazza & Son, Inc., one of the largest, processors of wild-caught Gulf of Mexico shrimp in the country, has launched a direct-to-consumer buying portal in response to increased requests from consumers to buy its wild-caught shrimp products. The company is offering its most popular sizes and product forms with free shipping from Louisiana. “We began to see a particularly high number of requests on our website coming from areas in... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting/Fishing: NJ's Artificial Reef Program/ the sinking of Vinik Huntress

On June 9, 2020, the 65-foot tugboat VINIK HUNTRESS was deployed at the Sandy Hook Reef site (pdf). The sinking of the vessel is in memory of Hudson River Fishermen's Association past member Darren Cardinal. Sponsorship for this project is provided by the association and The Sportfishing Fund. The vessel now rests in 58 feet of water, with a vertical relief of 25 feet, at the following coordinates: 40*21541 x 073*56.006 Tugboat Vinik Huntress sinking on Sandy Hook Reef Click to enlarge Vessels and structures... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing: NJ's Artificial Reef Program/Deepwater Reef Site

On June 8, 2020, Marine Fisheries Administration staff deployed a 150-foot long caisson gate on the Deepwater Reef site (pdf). It now rests in 125 feet of water and rises off the bottom 30 feet at the following coordinates: 38*58.300 x 074*10.900 A caisson gate is a barrier used to dam off the open end of a dry dock and is constructed of heavy gauge steel with several tons of ballast in the keel. The deployment is sponsored by The Sportfishing Fund, an organization dedicated... Read more →

Passenger Restrictions for NJ Charter Fishing Boats Lifted

PICTURED – Rep. Smith, center, sees off the Dauntless as it casts off May 20 on its first fishing trip of the season from its home port in Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County. At left are charter boat Captain David Goldman of Shore Catch Guide Service, and Recreation Fishing Alliance legal counsel Captain Ray Bogan at right. Six-foot social distancing to be maintained FREEHOLD—Congressman Chris Smith, whose Fourth Congressional District includes several popular Jersey Shore fishing basins including Belmar, Brielle and Point Pleasant, welcomed the... Read more →

Atlantic City Drug Gang Members Indicted

CAMDEN, N.J. (June 12, 2020)--– A federal grand jury has indicted six members of an Atlantic City drug-trafficking organization for their roles in the distribution of large amounts of heroin in the Atlantic City area, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Terryn Kelsey, 30, Jamaal Marshall, 33, Tyjuan Demarest, 40, Tieyesha Tucker, 26, Blaine Dorsey, 55, and Valarie Lamar, 60, all of Atlantic City, were each charged in a one-count indictment returned June 10, 2020, with conspiracy to distribute or possess with the intent to... Read more →


BUT STILL LAG BY NEARLY $400 MILLION Record revenue from online casinos and poker will continue to supplement lost revenue from Atlantic City casinos for foreseeable future, according to PlayNJ (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — New Jersey’s online sportsbooks more than doubled the state’s combined handle in May, but still fell short of an ordinary May by nearly $400 million, according to PlayNJ estimates. This while online casinos and poker rooms continue to boom, setting yet another monthly record with $85.9 million in revenue, and buoying... Read more →

Van Drew's First TV Ad Features President Trump's Endorsement & Wildwood Rally

Featuring President Trump’s endorsement and footage from the President’s January rally in Wildwood, Congressman Jeff Van Drew’s re-election campaign launched its first television ad of the 2020 cycle. “President Trump’s endorsement of Congressman Van Drew’s re-election campaign has been clear and unequivocal from day one whether it was in the Oval Office following December’s impeachment vote or right here in South Jersey during President’s ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Wildwood,” said Van Drew’s Campaign Manager Ron Filan. “South Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District is going to... Read more →

NJ Legislators Okay Tax Breaks for Casinos

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. JOHN REITMEYER | NJ Spotlight County Officials Worry About Knock-On Effects County representatives raise concerns about revenue stream for Casino Revenue Fund, which contributes to services for seniors, people with disabilities CNBNews graphics file TRENTON, NJ (June 12, 2020)--State lawmakers are trying to make sure Atlantic City’s casinos survive the latest economic downturn even as... Read more →