Bill Introduced in Washington to Protect against Emergence of Zoonotic Diseases

WASHINGTON, DC--U.S. Senators John Cornyn, R-Tex., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., and U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and Fred Upton, R-Mich., introduced the Preventing Future Pandemics Act in both the House and Senate today. This legislation would protect Americans and people around the world from the continued emergence of devastating zoonotic diseases from risky wildlife management practices by eliminating cruel and unsafe live wildlife markets here at home and positioning the U.S. as a global leader to end the trade of live wildlife for human consumption. “The overarching lesson of COVID-19 is that we can no longer allow inhumane and high-risk interactions... Read more →


Investigational COVID-19 vaccine well-tolerated and generates immune response in older adults

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (gray) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. NIAID What A Phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well-tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults. A report published today in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the findings from the study, which was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.... Read more →


Home Country: Dewey Decker and Mule Barn Truck Stop's Philosophy Counter

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Dewey Decker showed his new business cards to the other guys at the Mule Barn Truck Stop’s philosophy counter, and each member of the world dilemma think tank got to keep one. Steve, our owlish-appearing cowboy, scratched his head as he studied the card. “Okay, Dewey, I’ll bite … what’s a verm-a- ….? “Vermiculturist, Steve,” Dewey said, proudly. “It means I raise worms.” Dewey, the beloved accident-prone member of the think tank, began his new career with just a shovel and his pickup, spreading manure in people’s yards. Now, thanks in great part to the genius... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: Republicans Point Finger at Murphy for Borrowing $4.5 Billion

Gloucestercitynews.net files Governor blames lack of federal relief By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said the fiscal year 2021 budget he signed Tuesday “lives up to the ideal of shared sacrifice in trying times by including meaningful tax fairness.” The $32.7 million budget approved by the Legislature along party lines reinstates the millionaire’s tax on income over $1 million and adds a 2.5% surcharge on corporate profits over $1 million. The spending plan also includes $4.5 billion in borrowing from the federal government and a predicted $2.5 billion surplus. Standing behind... Read more →


Career Politician Joe Biden's Evolving Abortion Views

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Joe Biden's changing views on abortion: Joe Biden entered the senate in 1973, the same year the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision. He has evolved from being strongly pro-life to rabidly pro-abortion. Here is a list of his changing positions. Flip-Flop Joe 1974: A year after Roe v. Wade was decided, he said the ruling had gone "too far" and that a woman seeking an abortion should not have the "sole right to say what should happen to her body." 1976: He votes for... Read more →


CNBNews Books: A Mission to Help Heal the Grief After Loss of a Pet

Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny Releases New e-Book on Pet Loss BOSTON, MA (September, 2020) — Although the mission of Animal Talks champions the fight for animals, especially those that are dying, sick or abused, the actual daily work of Animal Chaplain and Credentialed Pet Grief Counselor Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team is about helping people cope with the grief and pain that is felt when a beloved pet dies. To support the personal grief counseling mission, Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team recently released their marquee ebook, A Journey Through Pet Loss and Grief: For When Our Animal Companions... Read more →


Facebook Advisory Board Have Ties to Left-Wing Billionaire George Soros

The recently appointed Facebook oversight board that will decide which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists, including a close friend of leftwing billionaire George Soros who served on the board of directors of his Open Society Foundations (OSF). Judicial Watch conducted a deep dive into the new panel that will make content rulings for the technology company that was slammed last year with a $5 billion fine for privacy violations. The information uncovered by Judicial Watch shows that the group of 20 is overwhelmingly leftist and likely to restrict conservative views. More... Read more →


United Methodist Communities Promotes Two Leaders 

NEPTUNE, N.J., September 25, 2020 — United Methodist Communities (UMC) announces the promotion of two key leaders, Deborah Walsh and Pamela Garofolo, effectively immediately. Deborah Walsh has been promoted to corporate director of homecare services and oversees HomeWorks, as well as initiatives related to homecare products such as technologies, care management and other in-home support services. Ms. Walsh, who resides in the Borough of Point Pleasant, NJ, has worked for UMC since the Homecare division began in 2016. A graduate of Saint Clare’s School of Nursing, Ms. Walsh brings over 20 years’ experience in nursing, rehabilitation, home care, and family services.... Read more →


Have you gotten a collection call about a debt you don’t recognize?

September 29, 2020 by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Nobody likes getting debt collection calls. But have you ever gotten one for a debt you already paid — or you know isn’t yours? Or have you been threatened and harassed by a debt collector until you paid up? If so, we want you to know how to protect yourself. Today, in partnership with federal and state law enforcement partners, the FTC announces Operation Corrupt Collector, a federal-state law enforcement sweep against fake and abusive debt collectors. The operation includes five FTC actions, with two new cases announced today. In each... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

McDaniel College Student Timothy Clark of Collingswood Performed in "Spoon River Anthology" WESTMINSTER, MD (09/28/2020)-- McDaniel College student Timothy Clark of Collingswood (08108) performed in "Spoon River Anthology" at the college. Performances were Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m. at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. Due to COVID-19, the performances were held outdoors and were only open to McDaniel students, faculty and staff. Through poetic verses and musical interludes, the inhabitants of the fictitious town of Spoon River, Ill., share secrets that have gone with them to the grave. "Spoon River Anthology" is by Charles... Read more →


The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve Closing for Winter

Observation Deck to Remain Open The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the winter starting Thursday, Oct. 1, with a scheduled reopening Saturday, April 3, 2021 for the busy spring and summer seasons. The center is operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits on Delaware Bayshore aquatic life. During the winter closure, the DuPont Nature Center’s handicap-accessible observation deck will remain open from dawn to dusk daily. The nature center deck will not be actively maintained while the center is closed, and visitors are advised to consider weather conditions prior to... Read more →


$3.4 Million for October 1 Pick-6 Drawing

TRENTON (Sept. 29, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on September 28 produced 10 winners of $2,236 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $4,472. The winning numbers for the Monday, September 28, drawing were: 04, 05, 16, 19, 24 and 38. The XTRA Multiplier was: 02. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. The $3.4 million drawing will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020. ### All New Jersey Lottery game winning numbers... Read more →


False Claims of Hacked Voter Information Likely Intended to Cast Doubt on Election's Legitimacy

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are issuing this announcement to raise awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to spread disinformation regarding cyberattacks on U.S. voter registration databases or voting systems. During the 2020 election season, foreign actors and cyber criminals are spreading false and inconsistent information through various online platforms in an attempt to manipulate public opinion, discredit the electoral process, and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions. These malicious actors could use these forums to also spread disinformation suggesting successful cyber operations have compromised election infrastructure and facilitated the... Read more →


Kathleen Koc, of Gloucester City, age 65; Loved Spending Time with Family

Gloucester City - On September 27, 2020. Age 65. (nee Quinton). Beloved wife of Cemel “John” Koc. Loving mother of Elizabeth (Michael) Kazmar and Kathleen (Michael) Crim. Cherished grandmother of Julia, Michael, Gavin and Andrew. Loving daughter of the late Anna May Quinton and Frank Quinton, Jr. Dear sister of Anna (James) Summers, Frank (Joan) Quinton III, Virginia (late William) James, Joseph (Deanna) Quinton, Barbara (Jeffrey) Creato, Judith Arthur and Carolyn Monteleone. Predeceased by her sisters, Janice Nichols and Patricia Underwood. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Kathleen loved spending time with her two daughters, watching movies and loved... Read more →


Caught "Red-Handed" the Gloucester City Drug Gang Members Continue to Plea Guilty

CAMDEN CITY, N.J.(Sept. 29, 2020)- – A Gloucester City, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to distribute oxycodone pills and selling Xanax pills, making him Gloucestercitynews.net files the fifth person to plead guilty for his role in a drug trafficking ring operating in and around Gloucester City and Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Eighteen suspects were arrested and charged back in March. Since then the court has accepted the pleas of four others. Marcus Rushworth, 47, of Gloucester City, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with conspiring to distribute... Read more →


*Catholic Youth/Young Adult News & Events

By Carmela Malerba - Rutgers-Camden, Catholic Campus Ministry invites all attending Rutgers in Camden, to join Sr. Dorothy and other students for lunch in the cafeteria in the Campus Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the free period. We would love to meet you and include you in the activities of the Catholic Campus Ministry Club. For information contact Sister Dorothy, Sr.Dorothy.Giloley@camdendiocese.org The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill, Youth Nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Pastoral Associate for Youth Faith Formation for more details: Sherine Green, sgreen@christourlight.net or 856-667-2440 x345. Church of the Incarnation, invites teens... Read more →


YOUR MONEY! In less than 20 minutes, 4 lawmakers agree to $4.5 billion in new borrowing

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Signoff was final step before Gov. Phil Murphy can sign his new budget. All four lawmakers had already approved the budget and its borrowing A select commission of four state lawmakers has given Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration a final signoff to issue $4.5 billion in new debt without voter approval to help finance the state budget over the next nine months. image Gloucestercitynews.net files During a meeting in Trenton on Monday... Read more →


*Diocese of Camden Married/Engaged Events

By Carmela Malerba - St. Andrew the Apostle Church Pre-Cana program, to aid in the preparation of couples for the Sacrament of Marriage, led by the Pre-Cana Team, Rev. Victorino Coronado, Deacon Craig and Judy Bickel and other faith-filled married couples from the parish. Many topics and discussions will take place on subjects such as communication, listening, family, conflict resolution skills, intimacy, finance, couple prayer, spirituality, conscience formation and more; includes Vigil Mass. Dates TBD. Cost, $150 per couple. For more information call Chris Bello, 856-784-3878. Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat where couples experience an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation.... Read more →


Camden County Hero Scholarship 28th Golf Outing

Thank you for supporting the children of our local heroes killed in the line of duty! Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund 162 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 www.camdencountyhero.com You don’t have to be a hero to keep a dream alive… Read more →


The story of Instagram and its rise in recent years

Background (Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 29, 2020)--Instagram is a popular video and photo sharing platform designed and created by two Americans, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. Their creation quickly gained a huge following where others had failed. A million followers in less than two months, ten million in just over a year and topped the one billion mark by 2019. The Rise and Development Various updated versions were introduced over the years. The Android version hit the market in April 2012, a desktop interface version was created later the same year. The Fire OS application was developed and became available to... Read more →


Fox Chase Paws for Cause Begins Oct. 1

Our month‑long virtual Paws for the Cause event begins this week! Bring your friends, families, dogs and cats and join us this Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m. for our “Pup Rally” Kick‑Off Celebration, featuring Fox Chase luminaries and an appearance by Fox29 Meteorologist Sue Serio! The video will be broadcast on the Fox Chase event page. Your support of Paws for the Cause is a wonderful way to make a difference and raise life‑saving — and life‑changing — funds for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Best of all, there are no requirements, and nothing to track. Walk, nap,... Read more →


Atlantic White Cedar Restoration - Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area

During fall 2020, the Division's Bureau of Land Management will begin a six (6) acre Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) restoration in Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area. Atlantic White Cedar forests are classified as a globally threatened ecosystem as a result of centuries of resource harvest without plans for stand regeneration, clearing for development, deer browse, and competition with hardwood species. These wetland-forests host an abundance of rare plants and animals, and provide critical ecological services like water pollutant filtration, flood protection, and carbon storage. This restoration will abide by the NJDEP Atlantic white-cedar Ecology and Best Management Practices manual (below). This... Read more →


Video: Project Veritas Exposes Rep. Ihan Omar Connection to Ballot Harvester

In Project Veritas latest investigative report a “ballot broker” boasts about keeping hundreds of absentee ballots in his car trunk. He brags about them Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) being filled in by people other than the voters. Often, money changes hands. Witnesses tie the rampant fraud to the campaign chairman of a prominent member of the radical “squad” in the U.S. House. Loose election laws allow people to come from out of state, vote, and then leave again, according to The National Review. This activity is really happening in America in 2020, and it’s been captured on video by guerrilla... Read more →


Camden County Board of Elections Announces Vote by Mail Drop Box Locations

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The State of New Jersey has provided vote-by-mail (VBM) drop boxes for each county in advance of the state’s primary election on July 7. Camden County will have five VBM drop box locations that will be available 24 hours each day effective immediately and continuing through the close of polls on election day. Each location is well-lit and monitored by video surveillance cameras. Camden County’s VBM drop boxes can be found at the following locations: Audubon Municipal Building 606 West Nicholson Road Chesilhurst Municipal Building 201 Grant Ave., Waterford Works Camden Administration Building 600 Market Street (Former... Read more →


GreatSchools.org Releases New Data for Gloucester High School

Gloucestercitynews.net files (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Sept. 28, 2020)--Greatschools.org has changed how they measure school success and this may have changed your school’s rating. The organization released the following information. In an effort to give parents a more complete picture of school quality, we recently made some changes. Our Equity Rating is now calculated with more kinds of information. Now we include data on college readiness (like graduation rates) and how much students learn each year (also known as student growth). We believe this makes the Equity Rating a better reflection of how well a school is serving its most disadvantaged students. We... Read more →