NJ Politics: State Takeover Puts Public Safety in Jeopardy in Atlantic City

By Don Guardian Earlier this month, I gathered on the Boardwalk with dozens of our city’s South Asian merchants to mourn the loss of Mehmood Ansari. Mehmood, the owner of City Souvenirs, died after being targeted by two teens who allegedly robbed his store at knifepoint. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files It was heartbreaking to hear these small business owners beg for protection after concerns for their personal safety had been ignored for months by state officials. Every shopkeeper had a story about being intimidated, harassed, or shoplifted. Many felt it was only a matter of time before the uptick in lawlessness led to a fatal tragedy. Mehmood’s sons, who ran to resuscitate him after he collapsed outside his store, were devastated by the loss of their... Read more →


Tips for Making Branded Apparel

Branded merchandise is one of the most successful promotional tactics companies can employ in their marketing mix. Having staff dressed in the same style of work clothing can help build a sense of unity, of being part of a team and of working together as part of a bigger entity. Alternatively, if you want to spread your marketing message even further, you could also look at handing out free branded clothing to your clients. Offering well-designed, branded merchandise can help businesses form a stronger bond with their clients while also reinforcing their message and engaging with customers in a way not possible with other forms of marketing. After all, everyone likes a freebie, right? Key considerations when designing branded apparel Before you start down the... Read more →


Cooper’s Addiction Medicine Center for Healing Opens New Camden City Office

At the Center for Healing ribbon-cutting are: Kaitlan Baston, MD, Medical Director, Center for Healing, and Eric Kupersmith, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Cooper University Health Care, front right, are joined by Center for Healing team members (l to r) Michael Buckley, MSW, Administrative Director, Carla Noguera, Manager, Ambulatory Operations, Brandon Rivera, Program Manager, Christopher Milburn, MD, Psychiatrist, and Iris Jones, LPC, Manager of Clinical Operations and Therapist. ++++++ (CAMDEN, NJ) – The Cooper Center for Healing, which includes Cooper University Health Care’s Addiction Medicine Division, has opened a new community-based office in Camden for patients suffering from addiction disorders. Conveniently located in the Bridgeview Building at 800 Cooper Street in Camden, the new office will provide more opportunities for substance use disorder treatments for patients... Read more →


ProPublica: The Lost Year...What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers

March 8, 12:58 p.m. EST Heather Davis comforts Madasyn Culver after a youth church service in Hobbs, New Mexico in late February. Celeste Sloman for ProPublica Education In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people. Republish ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New Mexico border in the great oil patch of the Permian Basin. There are the pump jacks scattered across the plains, nodding up and down with... Read more →


PET NEWS: Nugget Looking for A Loving Home

Nugget Adult Male German Shepherd Dog / Mixed Meet Nugget. Nugget is super friendly. He knows basic commands like "sit" and walks well on leash and loves to be by your side. He loves treats and belly rubs. Nugget gets along well with other dogs when outside (ex. dog park, etc.), but in his home he would need to be the only dog. Please no homes with small animals, cats or small/young children. Interested in adopting Nugget? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. Up to date with vaccinations No Small Dogs! Older Kids Only Not good with cats! Available 10/30/2017 Birth Date 08/02/2015 (may not be exact) Fill out an Application Stay updated Thank You|News & Press|Rainbow Bridge|Store|Amazon Wishlist|Maddie's Fund © Husky... Read more →


CONSUMER NEWS: Twice-Baked California Sweetpotatoes

Nutritious and delicious, there are endless ways to enjoy California Sweetpotatoes. (NAPSI)—Trying to incorporate more healthy foods into your cooking repertoire? Think California Sweetpotatoes. Nutritious and delicious, California Sweetpotatoes are filled with plenty of vitamins and minerals, loaded with fiber and are heart-healthy to boot. There are endless ways, classic and creative, to enjoy California Sweetpotatoes. Take these Twice-Baked Sweetpotatoes, for example. They make an excellent side or even main dish—hello Meatless Monday—and, since California Sweetpotatoes are available year-round, you can switch things up with seasonal ingredients. If you like getting creative in the kitchen, you’ll love using California Sweetpotatoes as a canvas for just about anything—savory and sweet. Twice-Baked California Sweetpotatoes Serves 4 4yellow/white-fleshed sweetpotatoes, about 12 oz each 1/3c sour cream 3T butter,... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Lebanon Valley College Recognizes Winter Student-Athletes ANNVILLE, PA (04/08/2021)-- Lebanon Valley College recognized the men's and women's ice hockey athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen athletic teams during the 2020-2021 winter season. Eric Malcarney of Haddonfield (08033), a graduate of Gilmour Academy, is a member of the men's ice hockey team and is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration. Zikmund Mroz of Mullica Hill (08062), a graduate of National Connections Academy, is a member of the men's ice hockey team and is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration. About Lebanon Valley College For three consecutive years (2018-2020), Lebanon Valley College has been listed as #1 in Pennsylvania for graduate job placement by the career guidance site Zippia.com, using federal data.... Read more →


CAMDEN COUNTY RESIDENTS: Regarding The Johnson and Johnson Covid Vaccine

FDA’s Call to Pause Use of J&J Vaccine The Camden County Department of Health has been monitoring the latest news from the FDA this morning regarding the J&J vaccine and the six impacted patients across the country. Based on the information that currently exists, and out of an abundance of caution, with guidance from the state Department of Health and our healthcare partners, we will be pausing the use of this vaccine. The Moderna vaccine will continue to be provided at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College, and both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will continue to be provided at the Kroc Center in Camden. Based on the current inventory of vaccines we will not need to reschedule any appointments, and... Read more →


Starting Your Small Farm from Scratch

Nowadays, farming is rapidly developing, allowing people to make environmentally friendly and natural products for sale. Farming allows entrepreneurs to sell such valuable products as meat (pork, beef, poultry), dairy products (milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream), eggs, vegetables, etc. In almost any city or village, there is a person who is involved in this business. Until recently, farming has started to thrive again and it brings huge profits to its owners. If you are among those people who are not afraid of challenges, starting your own farming business will be a good idea. What Do You Need to Start Your Farm? To organize your farm, you need to have the initial capital. It is also important to know the basic principles of its planning... Read more →


*Jim E. Ferry Sr. Foundation Golf Outing, June 7, Westwood Golf Club; Proceeds Benefit K-9 Unit

The annual Jim E. Ferry Sr., Foundation Golf Outing will be held on June 7 at the Westwood Golf Club in Woodbury. Proceeds from the event will go to the Gloucester City Police K-9 unit. Click the image below to read the details. Read more →


Wiggins Park Waterfront Stage Under Construction for Summer Event Series

Crews will be standing up the concert stage at Wiggins Waterfront Park in preparation for socially distanced summer concerts at the venue. The Camden County Parks Department did not hold any concerts at the park in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is preparing for the return of entertainment events thanks to increased outdoor capacity limits and the availability of vaccinations. “We are extremely excited to bring concerts back to Wiggins Park and to provide our residents with a much-needed dose of fun and relaxation,” said County Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Parks Department. “While we don’t know exactly what the pandemic will look like come June, we feel confident at this time that we will be able to bring back concert-goers in... Read more →


Rutgers–Camden Ph.D. student leads Camden’s return to urban gardening roots

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY – Looking at the City of Camden, says Lew Bivona, its reputation as the community gardening epicenter of the Garden State, let alone the country, may not be outwardly obvious. However, explains the Rutgers University–Camden doctoral student, there was a time when the city may have actually held the unofficial title. He cites a 2010 report from the University of Pennsylvania that led its authors to suggest that Camden growers may have created more community gardens per person than any city in the United States. “The city’s rich legacy of gardening was built on maintaining cultural and historical ties,” says the Ph.D. student in public affairs. “Many gardeners had grandparents who were sharecroppers and much of the food produced was... Read more →


El Paso Seeing Surge in Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims Using Stolen ID's

EL PASO, texas--The FBI El Paso field office has seen an increase in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims complaints related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic involving the use of stolen personally identifiable information (PII) Nationwide, individuals have been victimized by criminal actors impersonating the victims and using the victims’ stolen identities to submit fraudulent unemployment insurance claims online. The criminals obtain the stolen identity using a variety of techniques, including the online purchase of stolen PII, previous data breaches, computer intrusions, cold-calling victims while using impersonation scams, email phishing schemes, physical theft of data from individuals or third parties, and from public websites and social media accounts, among other methods. Many victims of identity theft related to unemployment insurance claims do not know they have been... Read more →


Robin Sue Morgan, of Gloucester City, age 54

Gloucester City – On April 10, 2021. Age 54. (nee Burns) Loving wife of 32 years to the late Haymond Morgan. Loving mother of Andrew Morgan (Amber), Andrea Morgan (Domingo), Chad Allen, Brandon Allen, Lorraine Morgan, Naomi Dippold (Timothy) and the late Alexis Marie Morgan. Cherished grandmother of Elara Alexis Morgan, Alexander Matthew Allen, Olivia June Lasky, Megan Dippold, Courtney Dippold, Sadie Campbell and Craig Campbell. Beloved sister of Veronica Allen, Paul Burns, Glen Campbell, the late Frank Burns and the late Phillip Campbell. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday morning, April 17th, from 10 to 11:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 11:30 AM in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Condolences... Read more →


*Gloucester City's Semi-Annual Hydrant/Main Flushing April 19-May 1 from 11 PM to 7 AM

The Gloucester City Water Department will be conducting its semi-annual Hydrant/Main Flushing starting the week of April 19 through May 1, 2021, from 11 PM to 7 AM source Gloucester City Utility Department Read more →


CAMDEN CITY NJ: North 27th Street to Close Wednesday for Water Repair

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Commissioner Al Dyer has been notified that New Jersey American Water will repair a water line on North 27th Street in Camden between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on April 14. There will be a full road closure of North 27th Street from River Avenue to Federal Street during that time. “Please allow yourself extra time to reach your destination and remain alert if your route includes this section of North 27th Street in Camden,” said Dyer, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “Any time a project requires the full closure of a roadway you can expect sudden stops, new traffic patterns, and other changing conditions.” A posted detour route will guide motorists around the impacted area. Scheduling and... Read more →


New Database of Education Resources Available

New Database Allows Parents, Teachers, and Students to Find the Remote, Digital, and Microschooling Tools They Need CER's Essential Education database is searchable by grade, subject, format, and price. WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new database of education resources helps people sort through the dizzying array of learning tools that aim to smooth the transition from in-person, traditional learning to remote, digital, and microschooling environments. Built and hosted by the Center for Education Reform, the “Essential Education” database consists of resources that have been vetted by CER, a nonprofit that works to expand educational opportunities to ensure all have access to productive futures. “Over the past year, parents have been forced to D.I.Y.-teach, while teachers have been forced to overhaul everything from their curricula to their... Read more →


Washington Politics: Budget, Budget, Who’s Got The Budget?

WEEKLY WASTEBASKET ....And what, exactly, is taking so long? | Weekly Wastebasket (Washington DC)April 8, 2021)Apologies to Andy Williams, but when you’re a budget nerd “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is when the President’s Budget Request is released. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files The initial proposals from the Biden administration were supposed to already be here. We were told it was coming. But we’re still waiting. Reportedly – pant, pant – it’s coming out tomorrow. On Friday, when no one pays attention (but we will). We’re used to new presidential administrations taking a bit longer to put out its “real” budget with all the tables and details that we delve into and analyze and write about. But we usually have a “blue print” or an... Read more →


NRA-ILA: President Joe Biden Rarely Seems to Make Much Sense

In New Executive Gun Control Push, Biden Seems to Throw Obama, and Himself, Under the Bus Many have come to realize that Joe Biden rarely seems to make much sense, especially when speaking publicly. At his recent Rose Garden ceremony, where he announced his latest assault on the Second Amendment, he lied a number of times, and garbled the name of the federal agency tasked with enforcing federal gun laws. At the Rose Garden ceremony, Biden announced these six actions: “The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” While the text of the rule is not available at this time, it is likely that this rule is aimed at the self-made firearms market. The... Read more →


Officer Down: Sergeant James Smith Shot and Killed by Suspect

Sergeant James Smith Iowa State Patrol, Iowa End of Watch Friday, April 9, 2021 Sergeant Jim Smith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject who had assaulted and disarmed another law enforcement officer during a traffic stop near Grundy Center. The subject initially fled as officers attempted to stop him but stopped and confronted them and antagonized them to shoot him. The man then assaulted one of the officers and disarmed him after placing the officer in a chokehold. He was able to get back into his car and fled to his home at 305 G Avenue. Responding officers established a perimeter around the home and established an arrest team. When the arrest team entered the home, the man opened fire with... Read more →


Four Rowan University Student-Athletes Earn NJAC Weekly Honors

GLASSBORO, NJ - Four Rowan student-athletes earned NJAC weekly honors for April 12 – Alex Kokos (baseball); Sonia Sharma (softball); Earnest Daniel (men’s track & field) and Francis Terry (track & field). Kokos (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley HS) was named the NJAC Baseball Player of the Weeks as he reached a career milestone by recording his 200th career hit in the 14-11 win over Rutgers-Newark in the first game of a doubleheader on April 10. Kokos went 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI and two doubles in that game and was 3-for-4 in the night cap with one run, two RBI and two doubles. In #20 Rowan’s four wins last week, he batted .588 (10-for-17) with seven runs scored, eight RBI and six doubles. The senior... Read more →


NRA-ILA : Millions of Americans Bought Guns Last Month

NRA-ILA SOURCE Firearm retailers reported to their trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, that 40% of their customers during the Surge of 2020 were first-time gun buyers. This works out to an estimated 8 million new gun owners in 2020, and March's NICS data shows that surge in sales is a new era rather than a short-lived spike. One year ago, we marked a new all-time record for monthly NICS background checks numbers after March 2020 saw more than 3.7 million, which bested the previous record by more than four hundred thousand checks. As the pandemic was joined by additional societal stressors, the surge in gun sales only picked up the pace. The March 2020 record only lasted until June 2020, and that record... Read more →


REPORT: How Easy is it to Vote Early in Your State?

WASHINGTON, DC - A new report by the nonpartisan nonprofit Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR), How Easy is it to Vote Early in Your State?, was released today, categorizing states as green, yellow or red, depending on the availability of, or barriers to, early and mail voting. When states offer easy access to mail and early in-person voting options, it not only makes it more convenient for eligible voters, it also improves election integrity, as more voting gets spread out over several days. States considering rolling back these options, by making it harder to request and return a mail ballot or reducing early voting options, are harming both access to the ballot and election security, and going against the trend in both red... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Public Schools Resist Competition

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor April 12, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an op-ed that attacks religious and charter schools: The waiting list to get into charter schools is considerable in most cities. Most on the list are non-white. They want an alternative to the public schools. Why? For the same reason that rich people do: the public schools are unsatisfactory, and in many cases they are positively dreadful. But unlike the rich, most minority parents cannot afford to send their children to private schools. Enrollment at Catholic schools during the pandemic is down overall, though there are many important exceptions. Many low-income parents, and those who are out of work, cannot pay the tuition. A report by the National Catholic Educational... Read more →


One Jersey Cash 5 Winner Buys Ticket at Camden County Store

One Camden, One Hudson and One Ocean County Tickets Split $275,787 Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot TRENTON (April 12, 2021) – Three lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $275,787 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, April 9, drawing. Each ticket is worth $91,929. The winning numbers were: 06, 07, 08, 11, and 19 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailers will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for each winning ticket sold. Those tickets were sold at the following locations: Camden County: Jersey Bagel & Food Mart, 609 Sicklerville Rd., Sicklerville; Hudson County: Critel Associates, 465 Grand St., Jersey City; and, Ocean County: 7-Eleven #11043, 108 Lakeshore Way, Brick. Read more →