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CNBNews April/May 2024 Cheers and Jeers

CNBNews photo credit JEER--Approximately two years ago, the driver of a heavy-duty truck lost control of the vehicle and landed on the sidewalk in front of the CEDAR GROVE Cemetery on Market Street. When we first inquired about the delay in fixing the walk, we were told they were waiting on the insurance. Twenty-four months is long enough; fix the problem now. CNBNews photo credit JEER--The City of Gloucester City has received almost a million dollars to revamp the Johnson Blvd Jogging Park. However, despite the funding, the only visible changes have been the installation of new asphalt and the... Read more →


New Jersey Governor Murphy Allows Cities and Towns to Raise Property Taxes, Exceed CAP

(The Center Square) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a package of bills that will allow cities and towns to consider overrides of a local property tax cap to offset proposed funding cuts to some school districts. A key provision of the Democratic-led proposal would allow school districts to exceed the state’s 2% cap on property tax levy hikes by leveraging portions unused in previous budget cycles. It would also create a Stabilized School Budget Aid Grant Program under the state Department of Education to provide grants equal to 45% of a school district’s state school aid reduction... Read more →


More of Your Money for Camden City

NEW YORK (May 20, 2024) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced grant awards from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to expedite the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites in New Jersey while advancing environmental justice. These investments through EPA’s Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grant Programs and Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grant Programs will help transform once-polluted, vacant, and abandoned properties into community assets, while helping to create good jobs and spur economic revitalization in overburdened communities. EPA selected four communities in New Jersey to receive grants totaling $3 million in competitive EPA Brownfields funding... Read more →


Is The Latest Development Plan for Gloucester City's Waterfront Just DEJAVU ?

Dorothy Philbin and William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 18, 2024)(CNBNews)-In the August 24, 2023 edition of the Courier Post, there was a large article about upscale apartments to be built at Freedom Pier. However, nine months later, little activity was observed. I wondered if this is another of the many construction projects planned for the waterfront that have fallen through over nearly 40 years. Many of them were announced right before an election. Once the election was over, the plans were put on the shelf to gather dust. Not too long ago, ClearysNoteBook listed the many failed... Read more →


How Bitcoin Protects Against Currency Manipulation

In the ever-evolving world of finance, cryptocurrency has become a buzzword synonymous with an escape from traditional banking woes, including the often criticized currency manipulation by governments and central banks. Among the many digital currencies, Bitcoin stands out as a pioneering force. This blog post explores the intrinsic features of Bitcoin that protect users from the risks associated with currency manipulation, shedding light on why many are turning to it as a more stable and reliable asset in turbulent economic times. Understanding Currency Manipulation Before delving into Bitcoin's protective mechanisms, it's essential to understand what currency manipulation is. Essentially, it... Read more →


The Role of Local Media in Recruitment: Opportunities and Challenges

As companies strive to attract the right talent, leveraging the reach and influence of local media can be a game-changer. However, while local media offers several advantages, it also faces significant challenges in the evolving digital landscape. This article explores the opportunities and challenges associated with local media in recruitment and provides insights into effectively utilizing these channels. Opportunities Provided by Local Media Local media's greatest strength lies in its accessibility and deep-rooted presence within the community. Newspapers, radio stations, and local TV channels are trusted sources of information for many residents. This trust and familiarity can be leveraged to... Read more →


Gloucester City Property Taxes Rose by 6.8 Percent in 2023; 2nd Highest Increase in Camden County

CNBNews graphic files GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 9, 2024)(CNBNews)--New Jersey's radio station (NJ1015.com) released an article today on the high cost of health insurance in the State. The headline, "Insane co-pay that forced one New Jersey patient to skip the *procedure." The same article includes the 2023 property tax for every community in the state. The list below is for Camden County. As you read the property taxes for each of the 37 communities, you'll find that residents in Tavistock saw a 27.4 percent increase in their tax bills. Coming in second with the highest property tax increase was the... Read more →


Justice for All: The Role of No Win No Fee Law Firms

In today's legal landscape, access to justice is paramount. However, the cost of legal representation often acts as a barrier for many individuals seeking redress for their grievances. This is where "no win, no fee" law firms come into play. These firms offer a unique approach to legal representation, allowing individuals to pursue compensation without the financial risk typically associated with hiring a lawyer. In this blog post, we'll explore the concept and practice of no-win fe,e arrangements, their benefits, and their role in ensuring justice for all. What are No Win No Fee Law Firms? "No Win No Fee"... Read more →


How Bitcoin Can Streamline International Trade and Commerce

The advent of Bitcoin has introduced a groundbreaking shift in how international trade and commerce are conducted. As a decentralized digital currency, Bitcoin offers a host of benefits, including lower transaction fees, enhanced security, and faster cross-border transactions. The integration of Bitcoin into international trade frameworks could be the catalyst for what we call "Immediate Alora app" in the commerce sector. Immediate Alora app represents the swift, dynamic changes that Bitcoin can bring about in global trade, promoting efficiency and reducing costs. By leveraging Bitcoin, businesses can achieve Immediate Alora app, enhancing their operational capabilities and competitive edge in the... Read more →


Will There Be A Spot Litecoin ETF Sometime in 2024?

Photo by Kanchanara on Unsplash The market for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) got a major boost in January when the United States Securities and Exchange (SEC) approved multiple spot Bitcoin ETFs. The SEC eventually approved these products after over a decade of continuous rejections. Since 2013, when the Gemini Exchange’s Winklevoss twins submitted the first application, the SEC has repeatedly dismissed all applications, citing problems with fraud and market manipulation. The spot Bitcoin ETF market has attracted over $7 billion since trading began on January 11. The inflows look optimistic, leading stakeholders to consider the possibility of non-Bitcoin spot ETFs. How... Read more →


Maximising Value from Casino Welcome Bonuses

A casino welcome bonus is a promotional tool used by online casinos to attract new players. This incentive is typically offered as a match to your first deposit, where the casino gives you a percentage of your deposit as bonus funds. For example, a 100% match bonus would double your deposit with additional bonus money. These bonuses may also come with extras like free spins or free play for specific games. Understanding how these bonuses work and using them wisely can significantly enhance your playing experience and potential winnings. Understanding the Terms and Conditions Welcome bonuses are enticing but come... Read more →


Route 42 southbound overnight lane closures this week in GLOUCESTER COUNTY

At least one lane of traffic will be maintained (Trenton) – Route 42 is scheduled to have lane closures beginning tonight and continuing over the next several weeks between Black Horse Pike/Route 168/Atlantic City Expressway in Washington and Route 55 in Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 29 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, and continuing Monday through Thursday nights at the same times over the next several weeks, the left and center lanes on Route 42 southbound will be closed between Black Horse Pike/Route 168/Atlantic City Expressway in Washington and Route 55 in Deptford.... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Where Have All the Banks Gone?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Correspondent GLOUESTER CITY, NJ (APRIL 28, 2024)Over the past year two out of three Gloucester City banks have closed their local branches. There is now only one bank in Gloucester City, that being TD Bank. Many Gloucester City residents have no choice but to bank locally, but others have the option of going out of town to do their banking. THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY One of those out of town, banks is/was Republic First. There are several branches in the area but for those people who go to the Deptford Mall/Walmart area, there is/was one... Read more →


The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Business Bank Account for Your LLC: Factors to Consider

Choosing the right bank account is paramount when managing your LLC's finances. As a business owner, you need a bank account that meets your financial needs and offers the necessary tools and features to support your LLC's growth. But with so many options available, how do you make the best choice? In this ultimate guide to choosing a business bank account for your LLC, we will walk you through the factors you should consider. Whether you're just starting out or looking to switch banks, we've got you covered. From fees and transaction limits to online banking and customer support, we'll... Read more →


The Evolution of User Experience in North Dakota Sports Betting Sites

The landscape of sports betting in North Dakota has undergone a remarkable evolution in recent years, marked by significant advancements in user experience (UX) design and functionality. As more states embrace legalized sports betting, the focus on providing seamless, intuitive, and engaging online platforms has become paramount for operators seeking to attract and retain customers. In this comprehensive exploration, we'll delve into the evolution of user experience in North Dakota sports betting sites, from its humble beginnings to the innovative features and technologies shaping the future of online wagering in the state. How User Experience Has Changed in North Dakota... Read more →


How PR Agencies Are Shaping Public Perception in Singapore

In Singapore's bustling market, the role of a PR agency is paramount. A PR agency in Singapore serves as a strategic partner, navigating the intricate world of public relations to elevate brands and drive impactful communication strategies. With a rich historical backdrop of successful campaigns and client engagements, PR agencies in Singapore have honed their expertise to deliver exceptional results. So, start searching “pr agency singapore” and let's delve into it, exploring their significance and the value they bring to businesses seeking to thrive in today's competitive environment. Importance of PR Agencies for Businesses Enhances Brand Credibility PR agencies play... Read more →


ATLANTIC CITY CASINO NEWS: Join the Fun at Bally’s

(Atlantic City, NJ) April 15, 2024 • Enjoy May flowers of fun blooming with more events, promotions and winning just for you! BALLY REWARDS PROMOTIONS $200,000 Lexus Sweepstakes – Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26 Win your share of $200,000 in prizes including your choice of a 2024 Lexus! EARN ENTRIES: MARCH 25 – MAY 26 • 10X ENTRIES: WEDNESDAYS DRAWINGS: Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26 See Player’s Club for complete details. Must be present to Win. $50,000 Sweepstakes – Friday, May 10 Bally Rewards members can enter to win a share of $50,000 In Prizes. Drawings... Read more →


Choosing the Right Cannabis Seeds: A Comprehensive Overview

Total control over the process, from seed choice to harvest, is what inspires many people to try growing cannabis at home. The choices begin with the right seed based on what you want. Before buying any seeds, consider the following to make sure you find something that will end up being perfect. Where Will You Grow the Cannabis? Carefully consider where you're going to be growing the plants if you need cannabis seeds. If you're growing outdoors, you will want to look for something that's going to grow well in your local area. You may also want to check for... Read more →


Do You Run a Small Business? Beware of the Common Bookkeeping Challenges!

Every large and small business must consider its accounting systems and processes to survive and grow. Small companies must be more careful due to the scarcity of resources. They often rely on a DIY approach in bookkeeping. However, it becomes challenging for them to do record keeping as their hands remain too tied. They lose track of cash flows, which eventually affects their financial planning. Please avoid this costly mistake if you own a small business. Even though resources are limited, you can outsource this critical work to a bookkeeping service provider for help. They can charge hourly or monthly... Read more →


GCHS Philanthropy Campaign Just $40,000 From Goal

Gloucester Catholic's Philanthropy Campaign 2024: New Leadership Gifts Received! We Have Reached $160,000 Toward Our $200,000 Goal! GCHS is pleased to announce we have received 10 Leadership Gifts of $5,000 or more to Gloucester Catholic's Philanthropy Campaign 2024, which assists students and families needing tuition assistance. Currently the Campaign has raised $160,000 of our $200,000 goal! Thank you to Neil McPeak, Class of 1975; Andrew '98 and Lauren Walter '99; and Greg and Kelsey Haines '10 for their recent Leadership gifts! Gloucester Catholic would like to thank all of those alumni who have made Leadership Gifts to support Philanthropy Campaign... Read more →


Diamond Wedding Bands across Cultures: Traditions and Trends Worldwide

For years, diamonds have been associated with commitment and eternal love — a glimmering sign of the marriage bond. However, this manifestation of the symbol differs from one place to another because many different cultures bring their own customs and practices into their wedding bands. In this blog, we will go continent by continent to learn the cultural fabric that holds together the history of diamond wedding bands. The Western Affair with Diamonds In Western cultures, especially the US and Europe, engagement or bridal diamond rings became popular due to advertising campaigns, especially in the 20th century. Marketing activities made... Read more →


Tips For Choosing The Best Casino App In USA

How Do Live Dealers Work On Online Casinos Live dealer games have revolutionized online casinos by bridging the gap between virtual and physical gambling experiences. These games feature real dealers operating in real-time from casino studios, using physical cards, roulette wheels, and other casino equipment. The action is streamed live to players' devices, allowing them to interact with the dealers and other players through a chat interface, adding a social element often missing in standard online games. This setup not only enhances the authenticity of the gaming experience but also assures players of the fairness of the games, as they... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Gloucester City Receives $2.2M in Grants

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 2024)(CNBNews)--Recently, Lori Ryan from the Gloucester City Community Development Office announced that the city has received $2,227,100 in grants from both the state and federal government. The funds will be used for several projects, including repairing Johnson Boulevard Park, planting trees, adding play areas to Proprietors Park, installing security cameras in public spots, constructing a parking lot on King Street, and building a storage facility for event materials at Proprietors Park. A breakdown of the funding includes: *$830,000 Green Acres Grant for repairs to the Park at Johnson Boulevard *$40,000 from NJ Tree Foundation for trees... Read more →


Are you an avid sports bettor looking to maximize your winnings? 

Look no further than line shopping, the art of finding the best odds in Arkansas sports betting. Line shopping is a strategic approach that compares odds offered by different sportsbooks to ensure you secure the most favorable bet. In this article, we will delve into the art of line shopping and provide effective strategies to enhance your chances of success. Understanding Line Shopping in Sports Betting Line shopping is not just about finding the best odds for a particular game; it's about finding the best odds consistently across multiple sportsbooks. The concept is simple: different sportsbooks may have different odds... Read more →


Top Emerging Trends in the Casino Industry

Discover the latest developments shaping the casino industry landscape. From innovative technology integration to evolving customer preferences, emerging trends are reshaping how casinos operate and engage with patrons. Stay informed on the shifts in marketing strategies, sustainability initiatives, and regulatory changes influencing this dynamic sector. Uncover insights into how virtual reality experiences, cryptocurrency adoption, and data analytics are revolutionizing traditional Singapore online casino operations. Explore the impact of these trends on player experiences, revenue streams, and overall industry growth. Technological Innovations Virtual Reality Virtual Reality (VR) technology revolutionizes the casino industry by offering realistic gaming experiences. Players immerse themselves in... Read more →


Bitcoin's Rollercoaster: Unraveling the Mystery Behind Its Price Fluctuations

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital currencies, Bitcoin stands out as the pioneering cryptocurrency that has captivated the imagination of investors, tech enthusiasts, and sceptics alike. Since its inception in 2009 by an anonymous entity known as Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin has undergone tremendous volatility, experiencing dramatic price fluctuations that have prompted widespread debate and speculation. This article delves into the multifaceted reasons behind Bitcoin's volatile nature, shedding light on the complex interplay of factors driving its price movements that resulted in the Bitcoin value now seen today. The DNA of Bitcoin: A Primer At its core, Bitcoin is a decentralized... Read more →


Affordable Housing Plans in New Jersey Face GOP Blowback

(The Center Square) — A New Jersey proposal to expand affordable housing is facing pushback amid concerns that it would set unreasonable mandates on many local governments. The proposal, which recently cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee with a favorable vote, calls for overhauling the state's decades-old affordable housing law and shelling out $16 million to local governments to help cover the cost of expanding the infrastructure needed to support more housing. Senate President Nicholas Scutari, one of the bill's primary sponsors, said the goal is "to develop more affordable housing in our state and strengthen the system... Read more →


Exploring the Synergy Between E-commerce Growth and Digital Currencies

Have you ever wondered how technological advancements like cryptocurrencies could shape the future of online shopping? With all the buzz around digital currencies, it's not surprising to find e-commerce businesses catching onto the trend. Amidst many alternatives, today's solana evaluation stands out for its lower transaction fees and faster processing times, opening up a world of possibilities for online retailers and shoppers alike. Crypto Meets Commerce: A Match for the Digital Age The digital marketplace is witnessing a unique fusion with the world of cryptocurrency trading platforms. It's a bit like peanut butter and jelly – unexpectedly perfect together. As... Read more →


Divorce Process in NY: A Step-By-Step Guide

“You know why divorces are so expensive? They're worth it.” ~Willie Nelson Couples who want to get divorced in New York must meet the residency requirements and file a complaint for divorce. They must then serve their spouse with online divorce papers and continue with the discovery phase, negotiations, and possibly mediation. If an agreement is reached, this agreement is submitted to the court for approval. If not, the case will be heard in court. Understanding the divorce process in New York The divorce process in New York begins with the filing of a petition for divorce, which states the... Read more →


More Charges Filed Against Senator Menendez and His Wife

Federal authorities unveiled a third superseding indictment targeting Sen. Bob Menendez that adds obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit the same to the growing list of criminal charges the embattled Democrat faces. In the Tuesday indictment, prosecutors from the Southern District of New York allege the senator and Nadine Menendez, his wife, sought to conceal their alleged bribery scheme by returning some bribe proceeds, characterizing the payments as loans, and causing their attorneys to lie to authorities. The new counts, which name only the couple, charge Sen. Menendez wrote a $23,569 check to his wife so she could return... Read more →


NJ Has The Highest Property Taxes In The Nation Thanks To Tax & Spend Democrats

GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET GRAPHIC FILE Out of 30 Communities with the highest property taxes, Gloucester City was Named #23 Again! ~CNBNews report (The Center Square) (February 21, 2024)(CNBNews)— New Jersey homeowners pay the highest property taxes in the country, according to a new report by the personal finance website WalletHub. The Garden State has the highest property taxes in the U.S., according to the report – 2024's Property Taxes by State, which also includes Washington D.C. The annual tax on a $401,410 median home value in New Jersey is $9,345. ================= ====================. WalletHub compared U.S. Census Bureau data for the 50 states... Read more →


$157 Million for NJ Water Upgrades

NEW YORK (Feb. 20, 2024) – Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over $157 million from Biden's Investing in America agenda for New Jersey drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades. While the State Revolving Funds have been a foundational source of water infrastructure investments since 1988, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, under the Biden-Harris Administration is infusing an additional $50 billion—the largest such investment in American history. Almost half of this funding will be available as grants or principal forgiveness loans, ensuring funds reach communities who have been historically disinvested in, and most in need of, water infrastructure... Read more →


New Jersey Has The Highest Unfunded Liability for Post Retirement Benefits

Report: Unfunded cost of retirement benefits reaches $1.14 trillion The Center Square) – New Jersey, California, New York, Texas and Illinois face a hundred billion plus deficit when it comes to paying for the benefits other than pensions promised to state retirees. The State of New Jersey's unfunded liability for post-retirement benefits other than pensions in state health care plans reached $174.9 billion in 2022. That was the highest in the country, according to a report by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The report stated the nationwide costs of state-sponsored post-retirement benefits reached $1.14 trillion in 2022. California ($140.2 billion),... Read more →


*Peyton and Me:

Mother Nature, Broken Windows, Trump/Biden, Ridgeway Fires, New to Gcity

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 6, 2024)(CNBNews)--The other day, we had a hawk perched on the deck railing in our backyard. Based on the information we found on the Bird Feeder Hub website https://birdfeederhub.com/hawks-in-new-jersey/, we believe it is a Red-tailed hawk. The Red-tailed hawks are the most common hawk found on the North American continent, living year-round in almost every state, including New Jersey. Their population increases even more during the winter, when birds that have spent their summer in Canada come down to join the others in the U.S. Red-tailed hawks are most active... Read more →


A MURPHY SURPRISE! Turnpike, Parkway Tolls Increasing, Public Not Happy

CNBNews graphics TRENTON, NJ (February 3, 2024)(CNBNews)--Drivers who celebrated when Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a plan to hike Turnpike and Parkway tolls last year have until March 1 to enjoy the lower tolls. That’s when tolls on the two highways will increase 3% after the state Turnpike Authority unanimously approved a $2.6 billion budget for 2024 Tuesday that includes revenue from the increase. Murphy is expected to give the move his approval, an about-face from his rejection of the same budget in late October. “By responsibly investing in the maintenance of our state’s highways and mass transit, we are continuing... Read more →


MURPHY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF GROUNDBREAKING SCHOOL BUS PROGRAM

ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM TO PROTECT HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND COMMUNITIES (24/P02) TRENTON – Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette today announced the launch of a groundbreaking program that will protect school children from harmful air pollutants, particularly in overburdened communities, by providing grants for school districts and school bus operators to purchase electric school buses and install charging infrastructure. New Jersey’s Electric School Bus Grant Program is made possible by legislation Governor Phil Murphy signed in 2022 to provide up to $45 million in funding over three years to replace diesel school buses with battery-electric school buses and to install associated... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: State of Pennsylvania Funds $40 Million to replace Diesel Trucks with EVs

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square January 11, 2024 Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) — The diesel-to-electric vehicle conversion continues as Pennsylvania coughs up the funds for localities and trucking companies to make an upgrade. The Department of Environmental Protection announced on Wednesday$40 million in grants to 16 applicants to replace aging diesel vehicles with EVs. The grants come from the $119 million Pennsylvania was awarded from a 2016-2017 settlement with Volkswagen after the company skirted emission rules. “Clean air is crucial in ensuring a healthy environment,” DEP Interim Acting Secretary Jessica Shirley said in... Read more →


TIPS AND SNIPPETS:

Cops Party w/Citizens; GHS Student Needs Help; Empire Sold; 08030 Legal Fees Mount

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Representatives of CC Prosecutors Office and Gcity Police Meet with Residents at Pats Select Pizza photo provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --On Thursday, January 11, 2024, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and the Gloucester City Police Department collaborated with the community to enjoy some delicious pizza and have a great time together. The event was held at Pat's Select Pizza in Gloucester City. It was an amazing opportunity for residents to hang out with the members of both departments, get to know them better, and build long-lasting relationships. This event was a vital step towards... Read more →


Those in Charge of the Gloucester City School System Are Failing The Students

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files The article was first published February 2022 To the surprise of many Gloucester City residents the local Board of Education in December 2020 approved the expenditure of $1.3 million to install a astro-type material on the school's football field and running track. Why did the school need such an expensive upgrade for their football field? The football team plays five home games a season. Since the school opened in 1962, a natural grass field has been sufficient. The construction started when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak. A time when... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Gloucester City Taxpayers Pay $1.3 Million for Professional Services;15 Contracts

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(January 8, 2024)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council at their January 4 Reorgation meeting, approved 15 contracts for professional services during the 2024 calendar year totaling $1,296,547. Professional contracts do not require the city to seek public bids. 1. Bowman and Company, of Voorhees, City Auditor @$83,000 2. Brown & Connery, of Westmont, Special Labor Attorney @$60,000 3. Independent Animal Care Services named Animal Control and Animal Cruelty Investigations @$12,600 4. Maley Givens PC of Collingswood, Special Redevelopment Counsel @$50,000 5. Pennoni Associates of Haddon Heights was named city engineer for an amount not to exceed $450,000. 6..... Read more →


The Government Has No Money Of Its Own, It Is Your Money

National debt passes $34 trillion (The Center Square) – The nation's debt has surpassed $34 trillion, according to figures from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The nation's growing debt has become a source of concern for some politicians as the cost to service that debt takes up a larger portion of the federal budget. The gross national debt topped $34 trillion on Friday, after hitting $33 trillion in September, the U.S. Treasury confirmed on Tuesday. Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said the new milestone should serve as an alarm for lawmakers and voters.... Read more →


From Receipts to Reports: The Full Spectrum of Bookkeeping Services

In today’s fast-paced business world, the importance of meticulous and comprehensive bookkeeping services cannot be overstated. Bookkeeping is no longer just about maintaining a ledger of daily transactions. It has evolved into a sophisticated field that provides a full spectrum of services, transforming raw data into actionable insights and guiding business decision-making through comprehensive reporting. Receipts Reimagined: Transforming Raw Data into Actionable Insights in Bookkeeping Services The first step in understanding the full extent of bookkeeping services involves examining the most basic element of bookkeeping: receipts. In the past, receipts were merely slips of paper that recorded a transaction. Today,... Read more →


The Medical Minute: Even one drink can be too many

Newswise — Another year is in the books, and it’s time to blow off a little steam. You gather with a few friends to ring in the new year, and a drink seems appropriate. After all, you’re a responsible adult, and you know how to control yourself and keep it to one or two. But health care workers like Amy Bollinger, education, outreach and injury prevention coordinator at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, want you to think long and hard before getting behind the wheel ― even if you had just a little. You don’t have to... Read more →


Deconstructing the Financial Security Attributes of Gold Assets within Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

As you traverse the avenue to retirement, one cannot dismiss the integral role Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) play in solidifying your financial future. IRAs offer a robust platform for individuals to grow their investments, providing the foundation upon which retirement dreams are built. Simultaneously, they breed an environment ripe for diversification, permitting a wide variety of asset types that you can invest in - stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and more. However, there's an often overlooked gem that gleams with potential – gold. Traditionally associated with wealth and prosperity due to its timeless value, gold has been viewed as a steadfast... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Trenton Votes fo Fund $15M to Electric School Bus Program

Trenton (December 21, 2023)-- - Today, a crucial electric school bus appropriations bill, A4716/S3044, passed both the Assembly and Senate floor. This bill appropriates the much needed $15 million to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from the FY2024 General Fund to support the first year of the Electric School Bus Program in New Jersey, and concurs with Gov. Murphy’s Conditional Veto issued on November 27. This bill was on a tight deadline in order to be posted this session and before the end of the calendar year, and today’s votes officially mark its passage just in time so the... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Bewary of U.S. Marshall Scam

Were you contacted by someone pretending to be a U.S. marshal? Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Tampa, FL – The U.S. Marshals Service, Middle District of Florida, is alerting the public of a significant increase in Florida residents reporting a phone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. Marshals or other Federal Officials. These scams are also occurring in other States. During these calls, scammers are sometimes illegally using actual office phone numbers to fraudulently collect money or gain other Personal Identifiable Information (PII) from the victim. The scammers claim to be actual employees of the U.S. Marshals... Read more →


NJ COMPTROLLER: Union County Officials Paid $417,772 in Extra Compensation

....Without Following Public Process CNBNews graphic file An investigation by the Office of the State Comptroller found Union County violated state law when it paid top officials extra stipends and reimbursed tuition without following a public process. Posted on - 12/12/2023 TRENTON—An investigation found three top Union County officials were paid a total of $417,772 in extra stipends and tuition reimbursement, without following the public process required by law, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) announced today. By law, compensation of top county officials must be fixed by ordinance, with public notice, hearing, and vote. OSC’s investigation found the... Read more →


The $2.3 Million Elijah Perry Park Revitalization Project for the City of Camden City

(Camden, NJ) – On Wednesday, the Board of Commissioners joined Camden City Mayor Victor Carstarphen and the Camden community to break ground on the revitalization of Elijah Perry Park. The work involves comprehensive environmental remediation and the construction of a $2.3 million park for residents of the Centerville neighborhood. So far, the Camden Redevelopment Agency has completed the environmental investigation and remediation of Elijah Perry Park and the park’s development is slated to be complete by the summer. “This exciting endeavor is yet another way we are investing in our county’s parks,” said Commissioner Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Parks... Read more →


State Comptroller Reviews The Cost Of Unregulated Private Police Training In NJ

The High Price of Unregulated Private Police Training to New Jersey Table of Contents Posted on - 12/6/2023 Introduction Background Methodology Findings Recommendations Introduction The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is authorized to conduct audits, investigations, and reviews of Executive branch entities, including state and local police departments, to identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the expenditure of public funds. OSC initiated this investigation into Street Cop Training (Street Cop or the Company) after receiving information that public funds were spent to send New Jersey police officers to a six-day conference in October 2021 in Atlantic City... Read more →


Gloucester City Council Expected To Approve 13 Resolutions At Caucus Meeting Tonight

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 18, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester City Council is holding its monthly caucus meeting today at 6 PM in council chambers at the Police Administration Building situated at 313 Monmouth Street. The agenda includes 13 Resolutions, some of which are of particular interest. One of them is to set the date for the yearly reorganization meeting of the council on January 4 at 7 PM. This resolution also lists the dates and times of the council meetings for the year. Another resolution requests the Department of Community Affairs to anticipate revenue of $250,000 from the COPS Hiring program. A resolution... Read more →