NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia


N.J. towns can’t face contract suits over contaminated water, court rules by Nikita Biryukov, New Jersey Monitor July 19, 2024 New Jersey residents cannot sue public water suppliers for breach of contract when the utilities supply contaminated water, a panel of appellate judges ruled Friday. The three-judge panel’s decision unifies decades of divergent case law that, at first, considered municipal and county water suppliers as parties to a contract with their residents but later found water distribution is a government service that is shielded from some civil liabilities. “Considering both the developing caselaw and the current pertinent statutes, we conclude... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Bally's Atlantic City Introduces Park Place Prime:

A Nostalgic Steakhouse Experience Atlantic City, NJ (July 15, 2024) – Bally’s Atlantic City is excited to announce the opening of Park Place Prime, a contemporary steakhouse that pays homage to the casino’s illustrious past and familiar namesake, Bally’s Park Place. This nostalgic nod celebrates the heritage and history of the establishment, offering guests an unparalleled dining experience. Park Place Prime showcases gourmet cuisine that is sure to please even the most discerning food enthusiasts. The menu features an impressive selection of hand-cut prime steaks, renowned for their exceptional quality and flavor. From perfectly cooked Prime Ribeye to tender filet... Read more →

Democratic New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, a Crook, Will Resign in August

By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor Jul 23, 2024 Menendez Facebook page (The Center Square) — Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez will resign next month after being found guilty in a federal bribery and corruption trial, according to multiple published reports. Menendez will step down effective Aug. 20 after telling staff and sending a resignation letter to senate leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday, several media outlets are reporting, citing unnamed sources. Menendez, 70, was convicted by a New York City jury a week ago of 16 counts of bribery, extortion, fraud and acting as a foreign agent.... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: With Striped Bass Closure, Anglers Seek Blue Catfish

Maryland Fishing Report – July 24 July 24, 2024 Young Logan Ortel is all smiles with this large blue catfish he caught. Photo by Tim Ortel. Maryland anglers are always able to adjust to conditions, if it involves catching fish. During the current striped bass closure in effect through July 31, many anglers are focusing on blue catfish. The action tends to be non-stop. As a reminder to all Maryland anglers, please participate in the Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Angler Surveys. This allows citizen scientists to contribute valuable data to the monitoring and management of several important fish species.... Read more →

Brookers Legion Baseball Advance to Championship Friday Night

UPDATED WOOD-RIDGE, NJ--(JULY 24, 2024)(CNBNEWS)--Brooklawn Post 72 Baseball went 3-0 in the New Jersey State American Legion Pool play and advanced to the Championship Game on Friday by beating Cherry Hill Post 372 by a score of 11 to 3 to play Bordentown Post 26. The South Jersey Brooklawn Post 72 is the defending 2023 State Champions and will play Friday 7:00 PM at Wood-Ridge while attempting to win their 32 State Title. SOURCE NEW JERSEY AMERICAN LEGION Read more →

Businesses Continue to Invest in the Borough of Brooklawn (aka God's Little Acre)

BROOKLAWN, NJ (July 24, 2024)--The Borough of Brooklawn is expanding its local business community with the recent opening of INDIGO Dispensary on US Route 130 North, just past the Brooklawn Circle. Despite being new to the area, the owners of INDIGO are committed to investing in the Brooklawn community by planning to build a cultivation facility on the grounds of the former Webers Drive-In. According to owner Nathan Yanovitch, in the near future, the company intends to employ between 30 and 40 people. Brooklawn Mayor Skip Granston stated, "In addition to INDIGO, VP Racing Fuel is establishing their business at... Read more →

Deciphering the Importance of Professional Foundation Repair: Is It a Valuable Investment?

Image Source: Pexels Your house's foundation is a cornerstone for ensuring stability, safety, and long-term worth. When indications of foundation damage surface—whether as subtle fissures or noticeable structural shifts—it becomes crucial to consider the advantages of seeking help. This piece aims to delve into the reasons why opting for foundation repair often proves beneficial for homeowners. Your house's foundation encompasses more than concrete and mortar; it acts as the support structure that bears the load of everything above it. Knowing when and why to invest in foundation repair can prevent issues from escalating into significant structural challenges. Understanding Foundation Damage... Read more →

What Can Be Considered a Personal Injury According to Austin Laws

Personal injury refers to any damage that a victim suffers because of someone else’s intentional acts or negligence. When this incident occurs, it can lead to several conditions, including physical injuries, psychological traumas, and cases resulting in death. For the affected parties or their families who can prove the case that someone else is responsible for their condition, personal injury law offers them the opportunity to seek justice and compensation for the injuries. Some of the common areas of personal injury include dental malpractice or negligence and traffic accidents. Below, you can find more detailed information about the scope of... Read more →

Cognitive Decline: Key Signs And Symptoms in Older Adults

Cognitive decline is a common concern among older adults. It refers to a gradual decrease in mental functions. Understanding the signs and symptoms is crucial. Early detection can lead to better management and care. This article explores key indicators of cognitive decline in older adults. Memory Loss The first sign of cognitive decline in older adults often manifests itself in memory issues. These changes are often subtle at first but may worsen over time. It's important to distinguish between normal age-related forgetfulness and more serious memory problems. Short-term Memory: Forgetting recent events or conversations Repeating questions within a short time... Read more →


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... West Central Burlington County in southern New Jersey... Northwestern Camden County in southern New Jersey... South Central Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania... Northern Philadelphia County in southeastern Pennsylvania... * Until 415 PM EDT. * At 1207 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 0.5 and 1 inch of rain has fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 to 2 inches in 1 hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in... Read more →

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Companies and Allies of Powerful George Norcross III,Received $1.1 Billion in Tax Breaks

Meet George Norcross. Nearly two-thirds of $1.6 billion in tax incentives in his hometown of Camden City, New Jersey, went to his own company, business partners, political allies, and brother's clients. by Nancy Solomon, WNYC, and Jeff Pillets Originally published on May 1, 2019, 4 a.m. EDT This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. It was co-published with The Star-Ledger. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (reprinted by CNBNEWS July... Read more →

Market Experiences Higher Liquidations as Bitcoin Struggles

image courtesy of Just a couple of weeks ago, Bitcoin market sentiment was buzzing as the much-anticipated halving process was expected to lead to huge gains — as it had in the past. However, this time around, those gains never materialized and the price of Bitcoin has mostly flattened out and actually lost value ever since. Now, with the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency struggling, there has been a rush of liquidations that have many investors spooked. Despite this, it isn’t all doom and gloom as many analysts believe there is a period of relative stability ahead. Since Bitcoin first... Read more →

Cooper U Health Care Announces Expansion Into Cape May and Atlantic Counties

images courtesy of US Health Announcement Comes After Cooper Again Ranked Top Hospital in South Jersey by U.S. News & World Report (CAMDEN CITY, NJ)(JULY 24, 2024)-- - Just two weeks after Cooper University Health Care acquired Cape Regional Health System, Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III announced last week his long-term vision for a significant expansion in Cape May and Atlantic counties. The announcement, made on the Harry Hurley show, comes just days after U.S. News & World Report announced that Cooper University Hospital in Camden has been named one of the nation’s top regional hospitals for the fourth... Read more →

Tips for Online Soccer Betting to Maximize Your Winning Potential

Online soccer betting offers an exciting way to engage with your favourite sport while potentially earning some extra cash. Whether you are a seasoned bettor or a newcomer, understanding the basics and keeping up with expert advice is crucial. One essential tip is to always consider the form and statistics of the teams involved before placing your bet. Analysing past performance can provide valuable insights into likely outcomes. Exploring various betting markets is another way to enhance your strategy. While the moneyline bet, where you pick a team to win, is popular, options like the 1x2 bet or betting on... Read more →

Understanding DevOps Testing Services

In the quickly advancing universe of programming improvement, the customary limits among advancement and tasks are turning out to be progressively obscured. The DevOps procedure is a perfect representation of this shift, stressing a culture of cooperation, reconciliation, and ceaseless improvement. Within this framework, DevOps testing services play a crucial role in ensuring the seamless and efficient delivery of high-quality software. What Are DevOps Testing Services? DevOps testing administrations are a basic piece of the DevOps approach, zeroing in on mechanizing and smoothing out the testing system to work with constant reconciliation and consistent conveyance (CI/Disc). These administrations plan to... Read more →

The Importance of Regular Inspections By a Professional Roofer

Property owners usually spend a lot of money on repairs because of putting off maintenance services. Some do not pay attention to signs of damage, while others do not even inspect their roof, only to find out later that it has developed serious problems that require a lot of money to fix. Anyone who wants to prevent severe roof damage or enhance the lifespan of their roofing should consider regular roof inspections by a professional for the following reasons. Solutions That Improve Durability Some people believe they should only inspect their roofs after a heavy downpour or storm. However, these... Read more →


AT GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, OAKS PA OAKS, PA – The Kennel Club of Philadelphia, presenter of dog shows since 1879, has set Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17 for the 2024 National Dog Show weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center located at 100 Station Avenue in Oaks, Pennsylvania. One of the region’s most prominent family attractions, the National Dog Show features some 2,000 canines representing almost 200 different breeds in an American Kennel Club(AKC)-recognized competition for Best in Show. The Kennel Club of Philadelphia is a nonprofit with the mission of educating the public about responsible pet... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report for July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024 Adam Krauss holds a large Chesapeake Channa (northern snakehead) caught in Dundee Creek. Sly and the Family Stone sang about “Hot Fun in the Summertime” back in 1969, and it seems very appropriate at the moment. As the temperatures stay high, summer fishing and crabbing is in full swing – freshwater, tidal, and Atlantic fish are providing plenty of exciting action! The striped bass season in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay is now closed and will reopen August 1. The purpose of this annual summer closure is to reduce striped bass catch-and-release mortalities. Water temperatures in... Read more →

Brooklawn American Legion headed to State Playoffs

BROOKLAWN, NJ (July 22, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Brooklawn Legion Baseball Team has headed north to defend their 2023 State Championship and their 31st State Title. The Dennis Barth Bulldogs have traveled the country from New Jersey to Nebraska to Georgia and all states in between to prep for this Tournament. This season, with fewer American Legion Teams, the annual Camden County American Legion District Playoffs was abandoned in favor of an eight-team state-wide tournament hosting eight of the top teams. On Sunday, the Brookers defeated Montgomery Superior 3-1 and followed that up with a Monday rainout and played Tuesday with a 3-0... Read more →


Patients’ donations of tissue are being hoarded. That doesn’t help medical research

By Annette Bakker Imagine receiving the shattering news that your daughter has cancer. Suddenly, you're battling for her life. In the midst of treatment, you're asked to sign a flurry of consent forms for her tissue to be donated for scientific research. CNBNews graphic file Seeking to help others devastated by the same cruel disease, you agree. But in a twist, you're never told how her tissue samples are actually being used -- or if they ever get used at all. You wouldn't be alone. I lead the Children's Tumor Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting a rare genetic disease... Read more →

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital ED Receives DAISY Team Award

Members of the Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Emergency Department (ED) were recently honored with a DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award was presented in recognition of their care of a teenage boy for two months while he was awaiting community placement. “Extended stays in the Emergency Department can be stressful, especially for those who suffer from mental health issues. Our team has done a phenomenal job caring for this patient day after day, making sure he had his healthcare and comfort needs met,” says Emergency Department Nurse Manager Shelby Van de Zilver, DNP, RN. “Some have gone ‘above... Read more →

Seeking Cheers and Jeers Suggestions for the Month of July 2024

Editor CNBNews is gathering information for our CHEERS AND JEERS column, which we plan to publish the first week of August. You don’t have to be from Gloucester City to submit your remarks. And your opinion can be on any topic or about any public figure. Today’s technology opens up the entire world, meaning you can target anything or any public figure for a Cheer or a Jeer. We reserve all rights to edit your submission. And we reserve the right not to publish it if we feel it is slanderous or libelous. Send your opinion to [email protected] or post... Read more →

NJ Releases Safety Tips for Disposing Lithium-ion Batteries

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Fire Safety has released information about the importance of safe use and disposal of lithium-ion batteries. The public is using an increasing number of lithium-ion batteries in devices such as smartphones, laptops, e-cigarettes, e-bikes, cars and more due to their ability to store a significant amount of energy in a small space. They offer a great advantage to consumers daily. While they are safe to use and offer many benefits, they can also pose risks when exposed to high temperatures or handled improperly. “Governor Murphy and I... Read more →

Students from New Jersey Graduate from Tampa U

The University of Tampa's May 2024 Commencement TAMPA, FL (07/23/2024)-- The University of Tampa hosted a commencement ceremony on May 4 to honor the 1,717 degree-seeking candidates at the University's 158th commencement. The event was attended by the students, their family members and friends, UT faculty and staff members, and the general public. The ceremony included remarks by Marty Rifkin '82, co-founder of Northwest Natural Products; Dr. Xavier Cannella '78, peripheral vascular and general surgeon; and the student challenge speaker. Aaliyah Holden, of Salem (08079), received a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice BS. Adam Brenner, of Marlton... Read more →

Clifford T. Wilkins, III age 39, of Gloucester City

Surrounded by his loving family, Cliff passed peacefully on July 19, 2024, at the age of 39. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Collingswood. Loving Husband of 14 years and “Pete” of 20 years to Alexis Wilkins, who he affectionately called “his Susie”. Loving and adored father of Meeka Wilkins. Cherished son of Barb Hamilton. Loving brother of Nicole Wilkins Tenuto. Beloved brother-in-law of Donna (Mars), Elizabeth (Stan), Shirley (John), Kelly (Jack) and John (Alaina). Cherished uncle of 21 nieces and nephews, many cherished great nieces and nephews and many loving aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by his Pop and... Read more →

Secret Service Head Resigns, Accepted Blame for Security Lapses at Trump Rally

By Casey Harper | The Center Square (The Center Square) – U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle (photo)resigned Tuesday after she was widely criticized over security lapses at the campaign event where former President Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt. The news comes the day after a hearing before the House Oversight Committee where lawmakers from both sides of the aisle called on Cheatle to resign and blasted her for the Secret Service’s failings around the shooting of Trump. During the hearing, Cheatle refused to directly answer hardly any questions, further frustrating both Democrat and Republican lawmakers. House Oversight Chair... Read more →

How Online Slots Use AI and Machine Learning to Enhance Gameplay

Online slot gaming has quickly become one of the cornerstones of digital gaming, drawing in millions of players with vibrant graphics, engaging themes, and the promise of potentially big wins. Now with AI/ML integrated into online slots gaming experiences are revolutionizing their use. This blog examines how AI and machine learning (ML) technologies are revolutionizing gameplay for online slots games, making them more engaging, fair and customized than ever. How AI and Machine Learning Improve Online Slots? Personalized Gaming Experience Tailored Game Recommendations AI and ML algorithms analyze player behavior to understand their preferences and playing patterns. By examining data... Read more →

The Evolution of Slot Machines: How Today’s Online Slots Differ from Traditional Ones

Slot machines have been a cornerstone of the gambling industry for over a century, captivating players with flashing lights and the thrilling sound of coins clinking. However, as technology has advanced, so has the humble slot machine, morphing from a mechanical apparatus to an advanced software-based game found on countless online platforms. This evolution has not only changed the way slot machines look and function but also how they are experienced by players around the world. From Mechanical Levers to Digital Screens The classic slot machines, often called "one-armed bandits," operated on a simple mechanical principle with actual reels spinning... Read more →


WITH GRAND OPENING OF NEW CAFE IN PHILADELPHIA WITH FRESH MADE JUICES, SMOOTHIES AND MORE Philadelphia, PA - Two childhood friends had big dreams of becoming fruit vendors on the Lower East Side. That friendship led them to create Essex Squeeze - one of New York's most popular healthy cafes serving up fresh made-to-order smoothies, juices, toasts and bowls. Owners Cedric Hernandez and Charles De La Cruz are now proud to grand open their sixth location right here in Philadelphia. The Northern Liberties location at Liberties Walk (1030 N. 2nd Street) represents the start of their national expansion outside of... Read more →

JD Vance, a True Second Amendment Champion

Trump’s Running Mate, JD Vance, is a True Second Amendment Champion Last week, Sen. JD Vance (R-OH), accepted the Republican party’s nomination for vice president at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, WI. Sen. Vance’s life story is well-known to many through his best-selling memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, which recounts his familial roots in Eastern Kentucky and his hardscrabble upbringing in Middletown, OH. True to form, President Trump choose a patriot with deep ties to Heartland America and to the values and struggles of its resilient, self-reliant people. JD Vance went on to serve with the U.S. Marines in Iraq, graduate... Read more →

Mary M. Brown, of Springfield PA

Springfield, PA, formerly of Darby, (née Righter) passed away peacefully on July 19, 2024 at the age of 99. Loving wife of the late Robert J. Brown. Beloved mother of Christine (the late Keith) Halford, Barbara Ann (Brian) Kain, and the late Robert T. Brown. Also survived by seven loving grandchildren and seven great - grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings Samuel Righter, Helen Snyder White, and Harry Righter. Mary was born in South Philadelphia and attended St. Monica’s Elementary School before moving to Southwest Philadelphia where she attended West Catholic High School. She worked in various... Read more →

Examining the dynamics of gambling: important facts and patterns

Regulations and Compliance: Countries with Strict Gambling Regulations: United Kingdom (UKGC) Sweden (Spelinspektionen) Italy (AAMS) Average Number of New Regulations Per Year: Approximately 15 new gambling regulations are introduced globally each year, affecting how slot siteleri operate and are marketed. Future Projections: Expected Growth in Online Slots: Over the next five years, the online slot market is predicted to rise by 12% yearly. Future innovations on horizon: Over half of all online slot games predicted for 2025 will have gamification tools and interactive bonus rounds. It is evident that the online gambling industry is not only flourishing but also continually... Read more →

How Does Someone Dream Up A New Sport?

Henry "Hank" Clifton, a South Jersey resident, has invented a new sport that he calls "Jersey Handball." Hank said it was founded six years ago as a cluster of ideas intended to make a new, safer form of football for spring Read more →

NJCCIC Issues Warning About Cyber Interference in 2024 Election

CNBNEWS (July 21, 2024)--In a recent release, the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) published an extensive report exceeding 5,000 words focusing on the potential threat of cyber attacks on events such as the upcoming 2024 United States Presidential Election. This report is a valuable resource in understanding and addressing cybersecurity risks, as the NJCCIC operates within the New Jersey Homeland Security Department. 2024 US Presidential Election Leading up to the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, nation-state actors and their proxies conducted targeted cyberattacks against states’ election infrastructure across the country. In addition, these threat actors carried out... Read more →

Some CrowdStrike Customers have Experienced Blue Screen of Death Issues

Potential for Social Engineering Campaigns Following CrowdStrike Update Issue Post Date:07/19/2024 Some CrowdStrike customers have experienced blue screen of death (BSOD) issues on Windows systems overnight due to a defect found in a single content update for Windows hosts. The issue affects customers worldwide and has cascading impacts across sectors and services. The CrowdStrike Tech Alertprovides additional information, including workaround steps. Due to the global nature of this issue, the NJCCIC anticipates cyber threat actors may attempt to capitalize on this event and use it as a basis for social engineering campaigns. These cyber threat actors may register new domains... Read more →

WASHINGTON POLITICS: AS Expected Biden Resigns, Endorses Harris

1 hr ago By Tom Gantert and Dan McCaleb | The Center Square (The Center Square) – President Joe Biden ended his bid for reelection Sunday, opening the door for Vice President Kamala Harris or another top Democrat to replace him atop the ticket. In a statement posted to X, Biden said he is stepping aside "in the "best interest of my party and the country." "It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President," Biden said. "And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest... Read more →

Trump's Statement on Biden's Resignation

Former United States President Donald J. Trump released the following statement on Truth Social about Joe Biden's resignation today. Crooked Joe Biden was not fit to run for President and is certainly not fit to serve - And never was! He only attained the position of President by lies, Fake News, and not leaving his Basement. All those around him, including his Doctor and the Media, knew that he wasn’t capable of being President, and he wasn’t - And now, look what he’s done to our Country, with millions of people coming across our Border, totally unchecked and unvetted, many... Read more →

We Respect Your Right To Speak Out!

As you may be aware, I have recently been charged with stealing a damaged child’s bench that was discarded behind Cold Springs School in Gloucester City. I have also been charged with trespassing on school grounds. These charges were fabricated as retaliation against my investigative reporting. Read more →

South Jersey Scoop by Congressman VanDrew (R) 2nd District

Remarks on Illegal Immigrants, Consumer Choice, Silencing of Conservative Media, Condemns AG Garland, Advance Aviation Systems, Opposes Offshore Wind Here you will find information about the work my team is doing in South Jersey to support you and the latest legislative updates from Washington, D.C. Serving you in Congress is one of my highest honors and is something I take very seriously. Feel free to forward this newsletter to family, friends, and colleagues and encourage them to sign-up for my weekly update. Sincerely, Jeff Van Drew Member of Congress Rep. Van Drew Votes to Prevent Illegal Immigrants from Voting in... Read more →


BREAKING: U.S. Senator Josh Hawley says whistleblowers have come forward, alleging the Biden DHS assigned “unprepared and inexperienced personnel” to Trump who were not even Secret Service. “Whistleblowers who have direct knowledge of the event have approached my office. According to… — Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 19, 2024 -30- CNBNews EDITOR'S NOTE: We observed that the assigned agents were very courageous, but it was apparent that they seemed unsure of their actions. For instance, they allowed Mr. Trump to expose himself to a potential second sniper by raising his head several times. Additionally, some of the agents were under... Read more →

John Edward Reed, III age 33, of Bellmawr/formerly of Gloucester City

On July 14, 2024. Age 33. Of Bellmawr, NJ. Formerly of Gloucester City. Born in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the John E. Reed, Jr. and Barbara (nee Wunder) Reed. He is also survived by his cherished daughter, McKenzie Reed; loving sisters, Racheal Reed, Jessica Reed, Brittany Reed, Stephanie Reed and his brother, Jeremy Reed; paternal grandparents, John and Karen Reed, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. John was a resident of Gloucester City for most of his life. He was a graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 2009. John loved the movie Harry Potter.... Read more →

GHS Principal Ronald J. Pritchett, Age 80, Member of Gloucester City Rotary Club, Corvette Club

Ronald, “Ron,” Joseph Pritchett, 80, of Williamstown, NJ, died peacefully on July 10, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was a devoted dad, fun-loving pop-pop, cherished brother, loyal friend to many and all-around legend. Born on January 15, 1944 to Dorothy and Frank Pritchett in Camden, NJ, Ron spent his early years growing up in Collingswood, NJ. He graduated from Collingswood H.S. before earning his teaching degree from Rutgers University. He went on to earn a Master’s degree from Glassboro State College and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University. Ron Pritchett Ron spent his entire professional career... Read more →

Vintage Vibes: Styling Oversized Band T-Shirts

In the realm of fashion, few trends are as enduringly cool as oversized band t-shirts. These iconic pieces are more than just garments—they’re a statement of rebellion, nostalgia, and effortless style. Whether you’re a die-hard music fan or just love the vintage aesthetic, there’s no denying that an oversized band tee can transform any outfit from basic to standout. Here’s how to style these tees to embrace those vintage vibes. 1. Classic Rock Meets Modern Chic Pairing an oversized band tee with skinny jeans or leather leggings creates a balanced look that’s both chic and edgy. The skinny jeans hug... Read more →

Washington Politics: NJ Senator Menendez Guilty

by Dana DiFilippo, New Jersey Monitor July 16, 2024 Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted Tuesday of taking bribes from three New Jersey businessmen to do favors for Egypt and Qatar and to meddle in two criminal investigations, bringing an end to a wide-ranging case that one prosecutor said revealed “shocking levels of corruption.” The jury’s verdict of guilty on all counts came on the third day of deliberations and after a nine-week trial at the federal courthouse in Manhattan. It makes Menendez just the seventh sitting U.S. senator to be convicted of a federal crime. Menendez, a Democrat and New... Read more →

U.S. Court of Appeals: Hayes V. New Jersey Dept. of Human Services

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Opinions Hayes v. New Jersey Department of Human Services Docket: 23-1829 Opinion Date: July 19, 2024 Judge: Freeman Areas of Law: Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law Cephia Hayes, an employee of the New Jersey Department of Human Services (NJDHS) since 2004, alleged that her supervisor began sexually harassing her in 2016 and retaliated against her when she rebuffed his advances. In October 2019, Hayes filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC decided not to pursue her case and communicated this decision to Hayes's lawyer... Read more →

How to Achieve Mental Wellness in Busy Lifestyles

Feeling crazy with all the demands of a kicking, thriving life? Do you find it challenging to balance work, family, and personal time? How do you keep your mental wellness when you are running non-stop? Mental wellness is a precondition of living a full life in today's fast-moving world, but it can often be very elusive. We consider some practical ways in which you could nurture your mental health, even when that schedule seems crazy. Understanding mental wellness Mental wellness is described as emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects one's thinking, and feeling, and hence leads to acting; it... Read more →