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FACE OF DEFENSE: 'Bonanza' Actor Served in Army During Korean War

Sports Heroes Who Served: March 30, 2021 | BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Bobby Dan Davis Blocker is best known as the TV actor who played Hoss Cartwright in the western "Bonanza," but he was also a soldier who was wounded in action during the Korean War. In 1946, Blocker played football at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. In 1947, he transferred to what was then known as Sul Ross State Teachers College in Alpine, Texas. There, he was a star football player and graduated in 1950. Blocker was drafted into the Army during the Korean War in late 1950, receiving basic training at Fort... Read more →

EPA Recognizes Electronics Industry Leaders in New Jersey and New York

for Diverting 176,494 Tons of Electronic Products from Landfills Part of a nationwide challenge to reduce environmental impacts across the country and help address climate change NEW YORK (March 31, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that LG Electronics USA, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Samsung Electronics, Montville, NJ and Xerox Corporation, Webster, NY are among the 2020 winners of the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge Award. The SMM Challenge encourages electronics manufacturers, brand owners, and retailers to send 100 percent of the used electronics they collect to third-party certified electronics refurbishers and recyclers. The 2020 award winners reused or recycled 176,494 tons of electronics and avoided the equivalent of nearly 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. “The innovation and environmental... Read more →

FBI: The Words of a Killer

How the Unabomber’s Writings Helped Lead Investigators to His Door 25 Years Ago No two people write alike. It was something Terry Turchie, the lead FBI agent on the UNABOM Task Force, remembered a creative writing teacher saying to him in school. Although that advice came many years before Turchie was investigating a serial bomber, it would prove crucial to solving the case. The Unabomber began his campaign of violence with a package bomb he left in a parking lot of the University of Illinois’ Chicago Circle Campus in 1978. He would go on to place a bomb on an aircraft and leave others in university buildings and by computer stores. He would also mail powerful bombs to a number of university professors and to... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Did the President Play an April Fool's Joke on ALL Us Budgeteers?

WEEKLY WASTEBASKET The long-awaited President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2022 was released Thursday. Did you miss it? So did we. The Biden Administration played an April Fool’s joke on all us budgeteers. After reports that the administration would roll out a snapshot of its FY22 budget priorities this week, they pulled Lucy Van Pelt and yanked the ball away. We were only expecting a so-called “Skinny Budget” not the full deal. Basically, an outline of “discretionary spending” levels that would be in the actual full budget request. When it presumably comes out in a month or so, the full request will include other proposals, detailed tables and backgrounds and the actual information to draft the legislation to fund government in FY22. What we did... Read more →

Use Digital Currencies To Make Money

With the constant advent of globalization and increasing virtual currencies, the creativity it brings to the world attracts further citizens. They want to spend their money there to make sure they make the most of it. While the value of the digital currency has become dramatically unpredictable and versatile. With digital currency, the global economy is shifting. Many individuals prefer it to standard fiat money, but some do not recognize it as a true currency because it does not have a basis. For further details, please check out the website. A huge number of people around the world have invested in digital currencies, just to make more profit and keep their money safe. But they don't have enough information about how to get more profit... Read more →

World War II soldier's son seeking info on father's photographs

World War II veteran and former Maine Legionnaire Richard Perkins was a radio operator stationed at Fort Shafter in Honolulu. When he passed away in 2014 he left behind nearly 700 negatives of photos he took during his service. His son, Dana, is trying to learn more about those individuals in the photos. The American Legion APR 01, 2021 FacebookTwitterMore10 Richard Erlon Perkins was a U.S. Army radio operator stationed for a period of time at Fort Shafter in Honolulu during World War II. A member of American Legion Post 42 in Damariscotta, Maine, when he passed away in 2014, Perkins didn’t speak much about his time in the military, according to his children. But after his death, Perkins’ children found a window to that... Read more →

How To Live Better With Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Pulmonary rehabilitation can make life better for many people with chronic respiratory diseases. (NAPSI)—Here’s news that should help many people with chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD breathe easier: Pulmonary rehabilitation is a proven treatment that improves the quality of life. The Problem “People with COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases are often limited in many daily activities,” said Carolyn L. Rochester, M.D., professor of medicine, pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine at Yale School of Medicine and past chair of the American Thoracic Society Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation. “Some may not be able to even walk from one side of their home to the other, prepare a meal or wash their own hair.” Chronic lower respiratory diseases such as COPD are the third-leading disease-related... Read more →


Darshan lands into the arms of his handler DUBAI--The flight of Darshan, flying from the top of the world tallest building the Burj Kalifa, soaring above Dubai then diving with the exhilarating speed of 170 kph towards his handler. Click the link to watch the uncut, 5 minutes long flight version of this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um8M9...​ Enjoy! Read more →


ANGELA IS THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING FOR CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES’ DIVINE PROVIDENCE VILLAGE Ms. Angela Babcock, Director of Nursing for Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (CSS) Divine Providence Village (DPV), was recently selected by the Philadelphia Phillies to be honored as a frontline hero. Angela was selected as one of 41 honorees from a field of nearly 500 nominated frontline workers throughout the Philadelphia area. Angela was nominated by her DPV colleagues for her compassionate care and dedication to the residents, their families, the community, and staff since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. DPV, part of The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence and the Intellectual Disabilities Division of CSS, provides intermediate care for 72 individuals with developmental disabilities who... Read more →

Chapter VIII:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Port Royal, VA., and Hilton Head Island, SC

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IT ONLY COST $1.3 MILLION !--Construction work on Gloucester High School football field and running track is continuing. The plans call for a synthetic Astro-type material to be placed over the dirt field that has been used for football since the school opened in 1961. This past December the school board voted to approve the million dollars plus project. ++++ GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL--The top photo above a contractor is seeding the field behind the football stadium last week. Once the seed was down the workers laid straw over it to keep the birds, geese, and deer from eating it. The electronic sign near the entrance to the high school was upgraded with a brick cement pedestal recently. (click to... Read more →

College Track/Field (Men and Women): Rowan University at the Oscar Moore Invitational

ROWAN MEN’S TRACK & FIELD WINS 12 EVENTS AT THE OSCAR MOORE INVITATIONAL GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University men’s track & field team took first place in 12 events at the Oscar Moore Invitational. Jah’mere Beasley won the 100 meter dash in 10.86. Beasley was the top finisher in the trials with a time of 10.95. He finished the 200 meters in 21.93 for first place. The 4x400 meter relay of Hunter Barbieri, Jake Kolodziej, Vincent Delle and Amara Conte ran a winning time of 3:22.15. The Profs took first through third in the 110 meter hurdles. John Nguyen was the winner in 15.13 followed by Marquise Young, second (15.21) and Liam Davies, third (15.45). Nguyen had the best time of 15.37 in the... Read more →

CNB Hunting and Fishing News for New Jersey

Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration Resiliency Fund; Proposals Being Sought On March 29, 2021, The Nature Conservancy and Pew Charitable Trusts’ Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration (SOAR) program issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the $1 million Shellfish Growers Resiliency Fund (Fund). The Fund aims to pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable U.S. shellfish industry that benefits the ocean and the communities which rely upon it. Funding will be open to applicants in the United States and will be distributed equitably among the West Coast (including Hawaii and Alaska), East Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico. The Fund is currently accepting applications for small and large awards. The small award will fund one-year projects (up to $20,000) and will target shellfish... Read more →

Mr. Biden Used Loophole to Avoid Paying $500,000 in Payroll Taxes

Congressman, Americans for Tax Reform call on Biden to explain $500,000 in unpaid taxes By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week asking him to explain why he reportedly used a tax loophole to avoid paying $500,000 in payroll taxes. In a letter written this week, Banks, who serves as Republican Study Committee chairman, asked Biden, “Do you intend to undo your hypocrisy and pay these funds back to the American people?” Banks said that $13 million worth of income redirected into two S-corporations enabled Biden to avoid paying personal income taxes by directing revenue from book royalties and speaking appearances and not paying self-employment payroll tax liabilities... Read more →

April is Celebrated Nationwide as Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month: A Five-Year-Old Girl in Mississippi is Thriving Thanks to Her New Liver and Kidney Donated by Two Different Family Friends COTA Kid Lilah Kate Joiner Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipient April 1, 2021 -- April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003 and features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ and tissue donors, and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation. This month, Lilah Kate Joiner’s family and friends will undoubtedly be promoting donor awareness as a way to thank the two living donors... Read more →

Mass Schedule for Easter Sunday 11AM at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

MASS SCHEDULE FOR EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD April 4, 2021 EASTER SUNDAY SOLEMN MASS 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Members of the Cathedral Schola will assist with liturgical music. This Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocese website http://archphila.org as well as on Archdiocese Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/ www.facebook.com/ArchPhila/ Mass will also be celebrated at the following times: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. (in English and Spanish) in the Basilica. These Masses will not be available via livestream. # # # Editor’s Note: Video and audio mult-box clean feeds are available for all Holy Week Masses with multiple HD-SDI... Read more →

Markeese Askew, age 28, of Philadelphia Sentenced to 192 Months for Drug Trafficking

Middle District of Pennsylvania WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Markeese Askew, age 28, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 192 months' imprisonment followed by a six-year term of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann on drug trafficking charges. According to Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Davidson pleaded guilty in october 2020 to conspiring to distribute heroin and a mixture of heroin and carfentanil. During a three-day period in June 2017, there was a reash of drug overdoses in Williamsport. At the time, UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport and Wellsboro reported treating 51 such cases within a 48-hour period. Two of Davidson’s co-conspirators, Wayne Davidson and Nathan Crowder also pleaded guilty in... Read more →

Joseph Ciminale, Jr., of Runnemede, 65

Joseph Ciminale, Jr., on March 28, 2021, of Runnemede; formerly of Glendora. Age 65. Beloved husband of 37 years to Donna (nee McAleer). Devoted father of Joseph Michael Ciminale (Meghan) and Megan Ciminale (Nikki). Loving grandfather of Emersyn Lily and Torin Joseph. Dear brother of George Ciminale, Donna Whitfield, Mark Ciminale, Carole Pomykacz, Christopher Ciminale, Lisa Grasmick, and the late Nicholas Ciminale. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joseph worked in the food service industry at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City. There will be a visitation 9am to 11am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 11am at the funeral home. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph's memory to the Memorial Sloan... Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ– The Rowan University softball team won a doubleheader against Stockton University, 8-0 in six innings and 8-2. It was the conference opener for both teams. In the first game, pinch hitter Zoe Frisko hit a three run homer in the fifth inning. Catcher Korie Hague contributed with two hits (three at bats), two RBI and one run. Left fielder Morgan Zane totaled two hits, one RBI and one run. Right fielder Alexa Saccomanno added one hit, one run and one RBI. Right-hander Emily August (3-1) only gave up three hits in the win. Frisko’s home run put the Profs up 7-0. Zane drove in shortstop Payton MacNair in the sixth to end the game because of the eight run rule. Hague knocked in... Read more →

Atlanta Braves: Unfortunately, Businesses, Employees, and Fans in Georgia are the Victims

The Atlanta Braves release the statement below regarding MLB's cancellation of the All-Star baseball game scheduled for Truist stadium in Atlanta. Former Republican President Donald Trump called for fans to boycott baseball in response. “Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections.” On the other side of the isle former Democrat President Barack Obama praised MLB's decision to move the game out of the state in protest of Georgia's new voting law. Related: MLB Moves All Star Game because of Georgia’s New Election Law Read more →

Guest Opinion: Mass Killers Have Much In Common

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor The Catholic League March 26, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the recent mass killings: Gloucestercitynews.net files The media would have us believe that Christianity inspired the Atlanta killer, Robert Aaron Long, to go on his rampage. We are also told that Islam had nothing to do with inspiring the Boulder killer, Ahmed Al Aliwi Alissa, to go on his rampage. They are right about the latter but wrong about the former: In both cases, religion had nothing to do with their behavior. Long and Alissa are alike in one sense: both have serious psychosocial issues and neither has any friends. That should be the focus of our concern, not their religion. The professoriate was quick to... Read more →

7 Ways to Increase Your YouTube Subscribers Through Shorts

YouTube Shorts is a nice and easy way to connect with a much larger audience with just a mobile device. YouTube even provides you with a creation tool that makes it easy for you to customize your 15-second video to get more engagement as well as subscribers. If you are wondering about ways to increase your YouTube subscribers through YouTube Shorts then this article will help you a lot. So read on to learn some ways that will help you rake in more subscribers through Shorts. Get in on viral challenges The year 2020 was home to a lot of challenges like pillow challenge, flip the switch challenge, doodle challenge and many more. People used these viral challenges to increase their subscribers and get more... Read more →

The U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration Flag Presented to Wreaths Across America

Pentagon private ceremony celebrates efforts to honor America's veterans Washington, DC/Maine — April 1, 2021— Yesterday, in a private ceremony at the Pentagon, The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration flag was presented to the national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) in the award-winning Vietnam War Exhibit, reaffirming WAA’s Commemorative Partnership. Vietnam War Memorial and the US flag in Washington DC, image courtesy of https://www.alamy.com WAA was among the initial organizations to join the wide-ranging list of Commemorative Partners supporting the efforts of this congressionally chartered Commemoration, which was established under the Secretary of Defense. Since first becoming a partner in 2012, WAA has had the distinct honor of conducting 2,190 welcome home ceremonies for Vietnam veterans across the country, presenting each veteran a... Read more →

Spring Wildfire Season Has Begun in Maryland

Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring/Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions Maryland DNR photo Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across the state to prepare and help prevent wildfires. Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring and fall when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions — warm, dry, and windy — are most conducive for the spread of fire. On days when this threat is most likely, the department will issue a “red flag” status. “The conditions that can make a pleasant spring day can unfortunately also help spread fires,” Maryland Forest Service State Fire Supervisor Chris Robertson said. “Our state and local firefighters are prepared for the season, and we ask the public’s help... Read more →

Mexican and Columbian Nationals Indicted for Illicit Drug Distribution; 27 Arrested

A multi-year investigation by HSI NASHVILLE — An investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations resulted in a federal indictment for 27 individuals accused of committing crimes relating to conspiracy to distribute illicit drugs. The acting U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee made the announcement March 31 in Nashville. In total, 37 individuals have been charged in the large-scale conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine that began as early as 2018 and was orchestrated from within the Tennessee state prison system. Other charges resulting from the investigation include kidnapping, money laundering, making threats by electronic communication, and firearms violations. “HSI agents worked in collaboration with the numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies involved in this multi-year OCDETF investigation, to bring... Read more →

Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2021 Photo Contest Now Open

Entries for Annual Contest Taken Until August 5 This photo of a kiteboarder at Assateague by Kevin Moore earned second place in the Fall category of the 2020 Photo Contest. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers, novice or professional, can enter for the chance to win cash, park passes, and other great prizes. Winning entries will be posted online, featured in an issue of the seasonal Maryland Natural Resource magazine, and placed in the 2022 wall calendar. About 2,500 photos were submitted by 475 photographers in the 2020 contest. Entries can include images from anywhere in Maryland featuring birds, insects, flora, recreation, scenic landscapes, weather, and wildlife. A panel of judges will choose first, second,... Read more →

EPA's 2ND Phase of Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site in NJ Proposed

NEW YORK (April 1, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a cleanup plan to address waterbodies of the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Site in Gibbsboro, Lindenwold, and Voorhees, New Jersey. The proposed plan calls for the dredging of contaminated sediment, along with excavation and capping of floodplain soil at Silver Lake, Bridgewood Lake, Kirkwood Lake, and Hilliards Creek. “The cleanup of these water bodies has long been sought by these communities and we are proud of this proposal,” said EPA Acting Regional Administrator Walter Mugdan. “The proposed cleanup addresses arsenic and lead contamination that poses serious risks to people, fish and wildlife.” There are three Sherwin-Williams Superfund sites that are sources of contamination to the waterbodies. The sites are located within the municipalities... Read more →

Pandemic Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II

TRENTON, NJ--The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP Phase II) will provide rental arrears and temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income, have qualified for unemployment benefits, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due, directly, or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nan McKay & Associates has been authorized by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to assist in the administration of CVERAP Phase II and to communicate with applicants and landlords. Click on the link below to apply: https://njdca.onlinepha.com/ Applicants may be eligible for up to a maximum of twelve months of emergency rental assistance to help pay for rent arrears and future rent to the extent that funds are available.... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Feds Latest Trillion Dollar Spending Plan Could Include Monies for NJ, NY Tunnel

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan could fund a new tunnel between New Jersey and New York City on the Northeast Corridor, according to published reports. The new tunnel is part of the multibillion-dollar Gateway Program, a plan focused on a roughly 10-mile stretch of the Northeast Corridor owned by Amtrak. The plan “makes clear that this administration is willing to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to moving forward with the new Gateway rail tunnel, which is critical to the regional and national economy,” Bloomberg.com quoted U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as saying in a statement. “Gateway is the most significant joint Amtrak-transit infrastructure project in... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: TEXAS Trooper Chad Walker Shot & Killed; Suspect Commits Suicide

Trooper Chad Walker succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier when he was ambushed while stopping to assist what he believed was a disabled vehicle near Mexia, Texas. Trooper Chad Walker Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas End of Watch Wednesday, March 31, 2021 He was traveling on FM 2838, near U.S. Highway 84, when he observed the vehicle parked on the shoulder at about 7:45 pm. As he pulled behind the vehicle, the driver exited and opened fire with a handgun, shooting through the windshield of the patrol car before it had come to a full stop. Trooper Walker was struck in the head and abdomen. The driver fled into a wooded area and remained at large until committing... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Officer Robert McFarland & Nurse Lorena Schulte Beaten to Death

Correctional Officer Robert McFarland and Nurse Lorena Schulte were assaulted and beaten to death by two inmates in the Anamosa State Penitentiary infirmary during an escape attempt. The inmates had developed a ruse to gain access to the infirmary by claiming to be there as part of the prison repair program. Once inside they attacked Officer McFarland and Nurse Schulte with hammers, inflicting fatal skull fractures on both. Another inmate inside the infirmary attempted to protect Officer McFarland and Nurse Schulte but was also attacked and suffered a skull fracture. The two inmates then attempted to use a grinder to break through the exterior window and protective bars but were unsuccessful. They briefly took another nurse hostage before fleeing back into the prison where they... Read more →

Officer Down: Corporal Kyle Davis Attacked by Prisoner

KYLE JEFFREY DAVIS Corporal Kyle Davis died after being assaulted inside of the Washington County Correctional Facility while booking a prisoner. Seventeen subjects had been arrested as part of a large multiagency narcotics investigation and were being booked into the jail. One of the men began to struggle with officers while being booked and struck Corporal Davis in the chest, causing him to suffer a ruptured aorta. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away approximately one hour later. Corporal Davis had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and two children. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published... Read more →

Attention Delaware Residents: Open Burning of Brush and Limbs Allowed Through April 30

Open Burning Ban – Also Known As Ozone Season – Runs May 1-Sept. 30 The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds residents that open burning of materials such as tree limbs, brush and branches is allowed until May 1 – when the state’s annual open burning ban takes effect through Sept. 30. But DNREC further reminds the public that it is against the law at all times to burn materials considered toxic or hazardous. “We want to reinforce the environmental message that while residential open burning is allowed until the end of April, there are constraints on what can be burned, how much can be burned at a time, and at what time of day these materials can be burned,” said DNREC... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: NJ Zip Pilot Voucher Program, Applications Open on April 6

NJ ZIP is a new, $15 million pilot voucher program, that will open for applications on April 6, 2021. This pilot supports businesses and institutions purchasing new, medium-duty zero-emission vehicles that will operate in the greater Newark and greater Camden areas. This pilot is funded by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) proceeds allocated to NJEDA for the purposes of reducing harmful emissions, especially in communities disproportionately impacted by transportation emissions, and creating economic opportunity within the state. The program will provide voucher with base values ranging between $25,000 to $100,000. To be eligible, an Applicant must be: A commercial, industrial, or institutional organization If a for-profit business, be registered to conduct business in NJ. Non-profit businesses or institutions may be required to provide a... Read more →

New Jersey Public Hearing on Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment

April 8, 2021 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) The following message was sent by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife to e-mail list subscribers. Press inquiries related to this message should be directed to the DEP Press Office at 609-984-1795. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) are seeking public comment on management options under consideration in the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment. This amendment contains alternatives to: Revise the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) goals and objectives Modify the bluefish allocations between the commercial and recreational sectors Modify the commercial allocations to the states Initiate a rebuilding plan Revise the quota transfer processes Revise how the FMP accounts for management uncertainty Revise the de minimis provisions in ASMFC’s... Read more →

Op-Ed: Democrats See Biden And Harris As Religious

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey: photo provided A survey by Pew Research Center on the public's perception of how religious the president and vice president tells us a great deal about the way Republicans and Democrats respond to this issue. Virtually every poll has shown that Republicans score higher on measures of religiosity (beliefs and practices) than Democrats, and this indicator proves revealing when analyzing the Pew survey. Among all adults, 27% see President Joe Biden as being "very religious." The difference is striking between Republicans and Democrats: only 7% of the former view Biden this way as compared to 45% of Democrats. If we combine "somewhat religious"... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: President Biden, enough is enough

Last week, I led a delegation of 18 of my Senate Republican colleagues to the southern border in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) of Texas to see firsthand the ongoing crisis. The first night, we went out with Border Patrol agents on their midnight patrol and witnessed a stream of people crossing into the country illegally, many young children and mothers, turning themselves into agents. During the night patrol, we heard cartel members taunting us as we toured the border. They knew because of President Biden’s policies there was nothing that could be done to stop them. The following day we toured the Donna Processing Facility, a gigantic tent city located in Donna, Texas, which has been constructed as an emergency intake facility for illegal... Read more →

Guest Opinion: How NJ Should Use Federal Pandemic Aid

NJBIA Issues Guidance Document The New Jersey Business & Industry Association today released a guidance document on how New Jersey can best ensure the effective, efficient and responsible use of federal pandemic relief dollars to bolster the state’s recovery. Entitled “Navigating a Smooth Landing for Our State Budget & Economy,” the document provides six core tenets and specific investment recommendations to help New Jersey best apply the $6.4 billion it will receive from the American Rescue Plan amid continuing fiscal struggles. “These informed recommendations will help our policymakers to create a comprehensive plan to bring funding where it is most needed and to help New Jersey recover expeditiously from the pandemic,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “As New Jersey continues to be one... Read more →

Obituary: Charles Marvin Mailley, of SC formerly of Gloucester City, age 89

Seneca, SC - Charles Marvin Mailley died peacefully in his home on March 24, 2021 in Seneca, South Carolina due to a battle with Lymphoma. He was 89. Mr. Mailley was born on April 25, 1931 in Gloucester City, New Jersey to his parents, Charles and Clara Mailley. Mr. Mailley was in the Air Force from 1951-1955. He was a salesman most of his working life selling electrontics and making friends every where he went. He had many great friends and loved to share a joke with them every time he spoke with them. He loved playing golf and played on courses all over the country. His true love was playing a round of golf with his buddys at the local Oconee Country Club in... Read more →

The Prom Must Go On:

New Survey Finds Majority of Parents Of High Schoolers Think Schools Should Allow Students to Have a Prom in the Wake of COVID-19 Online Party Superstore Shindigz Can Help Plan the Perfect Pandemic-Friendly Prom to Help Parents, Students and Schools Create a Memorable Experience FORT WAYNE, IN (April 1, 2021) -- Parents of high school students want their children to experience the same rites of passage that they had, including prom, despite -- or maybe in light of -- the year-long devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced schools across the U.S. to heavily modify or even cancel their traditional end-of-year events. According to a recent national online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of online party planning superstore Shindigz, nearly four... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Trout Anglers Enjoyed Opening Day of the Season

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist. March 31, 2021 Gracie Ray is all smiles as she holds up one of the larger rainbow trout that are stocked. Photo courtesy of Gracie Ray Put-and-take trout anglers had a wonderful opening day, the weather cooperated, and there was plenty of room for anglers to spread out and enjoy a day of fishing with family and friends. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has issued the 2021 regulations for recreational striped bass fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, available on the DNR website. Striped bass regulation maps — showing the bay’s regions and their open and close dates — can also be found on the department website. Forecast Summary: March 31 – April 6: April... 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 as many 250,000 exist across the state, most with locations unknown. “This a major issue both in terms of potential methane emissions as well as... Read more →

Assessment Team to Inspect Lumberton Police Department ; Public Invited to Comment

Lumberton Township, Burlington County, NJ - A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) on Thursday, April 8, 2021, will examine all aspects of the Lumberton Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Nicholas Peditto announced today. Chief Nicholas Peditto “Verification by the team that the Lumberton Township Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Nicholas Peditto said. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call... Read more →

CNB Fishing/Hunting New Jersey: Official Trout Seasons Opens Saturday, April 10

Pre-Season Catch-and-Release Runs April 1 through April 9 TRENTON – More than a half-million freshly stocked rainbow trout will be available when anglers cast their lines in New Jersey waters this April, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced today. The official Trout season kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, offering an excellent opportunity to spend quality time outdoors while enjoying some of the best trout fishing on the East Coast. In the Murphy Administration’s continuing efforts to promote social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19, DEP’s Division of Fish & Wildlife implemented an accelerated trout stocking schedule that will enable fish and anglers to spread out in advance of opening day. To further ensure good public health measures,... Read more →

Rutgers University Foundation Board to Eliminate “Overseers’’ From Its Name

Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University Rutgers University Foundation’s governing board announced plans today to change its name to the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Directors, eliminating the term “overseers,” a change that comes amid growing nationwide consensus around the abandonment of language that historically has connoted racial inequities. Since the foundation’s 1973 establishment, its board has been known as the Board of Overseers. Rutgers University Foundation is the nonprofit fundraising affiliate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway supports the move. “I welcome the Rutgers University Foundation board’s decision to choose a name that better represents them and the work they do so well for the university.” “I want to congratulate the board on moving so decisively on this matter,” said... Read more →

Key Reasons Why People Gamble at Virtual Casinos

From ancient times, people were looking for ways to entertain themselves. There were no movies, team games like football, or social networks, so people spent their leisure time playing gambling games. It all started with dice, horse racing, and fighting, and evolved to what we now call online casinos. What are the reasons for people's love? What motivates them to gamble? Let’s find out. Why People Gamble? Many experts agree that love for gambling is determined by human nature. Having experienced good luck at least once, many people are so excited that they want to feel it once again. So, they start looking for the best online casino in New Zealand, which can serve as a platform for their trials. However, there are also some... Read more →

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

to Help Underrepresented College Students Launch Game-Changing Careers Baltimore, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation’s first and leading intercollegiate fraternity founded by African American men, is collaborating with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to ensure its members and those in their communities secure top-notch internships and high-trajectory jobs. MLT is a national nonprofit that provides Black, Latinx, and Native American talent with coaching, instructions, and networking contacts to excel in high-trajectory careers, secure economic mobility for their families, and become high-impact senior leaders equipped to advocate for vulnerable communities. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.’s partnership with MLT affirms the 115-year-old fraternity’s goals. “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders. Our organization has long understood the magnitude of establishing a strong career path,... Read more →

Major League Baseball becomes latest league to join Jock MKT

Shares of MLB players to be available on the “stock market for sports” starting April 1 (BOSTON – March 30, 2021) Jock MKT (Jock Market), the company turning sports into a stock exchange, announced Major League Baseball will be part of their innovative platform starting with MLB’s Opening Day on April 1, 2021. The announcement marks the fifth league on Jock MKT, which allows users to buy and sell shares of NFL, NBA, NHL, PGA Tour and now MLB players in real time for real money. “Our users have told us Jock MKT is making sports more interesting – and for a sport like MLB that's looking for more ways to engage with fans, I think we offer that perfect second screen type of experience,”... Read more →

CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Order

by Sana Chriss Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Lots of people are having difficulty paying their rent due to the pandemic. But today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released an eviction moratorium order. It protects people from being evicted for not paying their rent if they complete a declaration form and give it to their landlord. This protection lasts until June 30, 2021. If you qualify for this help, fill out and sign a declaration form (available in both English and Spanish) and give it to your landlord. If you need help understanding whether you qualify, the Housing and Urban Development has a list of housing counselors in your area who can answer your questions. And whether or not you qualify,... Read more →

Low Risk of Researchers Passing Coronavirus to North American Bats

Risk Assessment Examined Likelihood of Transmission During Winter Research Season The risk is low that scientists could pass coronavirus to North American bats during winter research, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists find the overall risk to be 1 in 1,000 if no protective measures are taken, and the risk falls lower, to 1 in 3,333 or less, with proper use of personal protective equipment or if scientists test negative for COVID-19 before beginning research. The research specifically looked at the potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which is the type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, from people to bats. Scientists did not examine potential transmission from bats to people. “This is a small number, but the consequences of human-to-bat transmission... Read more →