Penny Kempf, Associate AD at Rowan, Will Be Inducted to NFHCA Hall of Fame

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) has announced that Penny Kempf, former head coach and current associate athletic director at Rowan University, will be inducted to the NFHCA Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020. Kempf remains the winningest coach in Rowan University field hockey history, compiling a school-record 253 wins in 17 years as the program's leader. In 2002, she led the Profs to the NCAA Division III National Championship and was honored as the NFHCA National Coach of the Year. Since stepping down as head coach after the 2014 season, Kempf... Read more →


Rowan Sports: Rowan to Delay Winter Sport Competition Until January

GLASSBORO, NJ - With the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) agreeing to adjust the format of its conference basketball schedules in response to risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Rowan University has announced that its men's and women's basketball teams will not compete until after January 1, 2021. Additionally, there will be no competition for Rowan's other winter sports - men's and women's swimming & diving and men's and women's indoor track & field - until after January 1. The NJAC Board of Athletic Administrators decided to reduce the number of NJAC basketball conference games played by each team from... Read more →


TSA Officers Detecting more Guns at Checkpoints in Spite of Lower Passenger Volume

TSA seeing three times as many guns compared to last year WASHINGTON—Transportation Security Administration officers detected firearms in carry-on bags at a rate three times higher this past July than the same month in 2019, though passenger volume is significantly lower. TSA officers detected 15.3 guns per million people last month compared to 5.1 guns per million people screened during July 2019. The rate is particularly alarming, given that TSA screened about 75% fewer passengers in July 2020, over the previous year’s volume. “TSA is diligently working to ensure our employees and passengers are safe and secure while traveling during... Read more →


OP-ED: Scoring Biden And Trump On Religion

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the recent spat over President Trump's criticism of Joe Biden's religious beliefs: Gloucestercitynews.net files (August 13, 2020)--On August 6, President Trump accused Joe Biden of being "against God." When I read this on August 7, I released the following tweet: "Trump has no business smearing Biden's personal faith. What he said is indefensible. He should stick to policy matters, not personal ones." In a Politico/Morning Consult survey released in June, only 27% of registered voters said they believed Trump to be religious. That should have given Trump pause... Read more →


NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aids

Just as pets can help keep people calm, you can help your furry friends relax when their lives get stressful. (NAPSI)—Life can be stressful, and just like us dogs and cats can experience stress caused by loud noises, storms, fear, excitement, travel, grooming, separation anxiety, the addition of a new pet to the family, and even some holidays can be stressful! Solutions are available to help pets manage stressful situations without sedatives. NaturVetQuiet Moments Calming Aids are veterinarian formulated and recommended to help support the nervous system in reducing stress and tension while promoting rest and relaxation. The unique blend... Read more →


DNREC Sinks The Reedville, onto Delaware's Artificial Reef System Today

DELAWARE (August 13, 2020)--DNREC continued to broaden the recreational allure of Delaware’s renowned artificial reef system today by sinking the Reedville, originally a World War II and Korean Conflict-era coastal freighter and supply ship at a reef site 16 miles offshore and with readings of *38 40.423’N 74* 44.295’ W at a depth of 87 feet. The Reedville was converted to a commercial fishing vessel after military decommissioning and has found another new life starting at 12:18 EDT as fish habitat on the ocean floor through DNREC’s artificial reef program. The sinking of the 180-foot long Reedville was the reef... Read more →


Division of Consumer Affairs Expands Access to Telemedicine Services,

Including for Those Suffering from Chronic Pain and Those Who Qualify for Medical Marijuana Administrative Order - Telemedicine Prescribing NEWARK – As part of the State’s efforts to increase access to telehealth services to the greatest extent possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced regulatory action to expand the availability of telemedicine for the treatment of patients, including those with chronic pain and those qualifying for medical marijuana. An Administrative Order signed today by the Acting Director of the Division temporarily waives certain regulatory requirements for in-person medical evaluations when providers prescribe controlled dangerous substances... Read more →


NEW JERSEY ONLINE CASINOS HIT $2 BILLION MILESTONE

Baseball, NBA help sportsbooks draw bets, normalizing market, according to PlayNJ (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — New Jersey’s online casinos blew past $2 billion in lifetime Gloucestercitynews.net files revenue in July with another record month as sportsbooks accelerated their rebound by posting the best month since February. Ultimately with Atlantic City casinos reopening, as well as baseball and the NBA restarting their seasons, July represented a return to something more resembling normal for the Garden State gaming market, according to PlayNJ analysts. “It will take some time before Atlantic City rebounds from the closures of the last few months, but we... Read more →


Summit Oaks Hospital Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

Summit, NJ, August, 15, 2020 — Summit Oaks Hospital will been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® for Behavioral Health —Substance Abuse. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for exemplifying: Excellence in care Commitment to continuous improvement Meeting certain standards of quality Cost efficiency Aetna recognizes facilities that have earned this designation by identifying them in... Read more →


Thomas J. Davenport, of Bellmawr; US Army Veteran, Mt. Democrat Club Member

Thomas J. Davenport, on August 11, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 88. Beloved husband of 65 years to Carol (nee Stauts). Devoted father of Jane Rafferty, Joan Crane and Carol-lynn Aubrey. Loving grandfather of Gretchen Antinucci, Jill Willcox, Shane Crane and Ashley and Stephen Aubrey and great grandfather of Kaylee, Jameson and Mason. Brother of Frances Cole and preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers. Also survived by many children that he took in through the years, many close friends and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Davenport served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was a member... Read more →


Help Wanted: Gloucester Township PD Seeking Social Worker

The Gloucester Township Police Department is looking to fill a vacancy for a Social Worker to work side by side with officers to provide juvenile diversion and family services through our GT VISION & Family Resource Center. If you have the qualifications and are interested in this position, go to : https://glotwp.com/job/social-worker-family-social-worker-trainee/ For more information on the Gloucester Township Police Family Resource Center programs, go to: https://gtpolice.com/programs/juvenile-family-services/gt-vision/ Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


TIKTOK for artist how to get famous on this platform

(August 13, 2020)--Tiktok is the latest and trending social media platform that aims to promote artists and create a large fan base for their content. The platform is based on short-videos, which mightn't seem perfect for musicians. However, Tiktok is the most downloaded and popular platform hosting music artists today. It's a gateway to fame for many artists trending their latest music and content to the world in short intervals. Tiktok for artists gives artists chances to stream live, record a video of themselves performing live, and then release it. It creates a solid base of the audience also helps... Read more →


SEA What's New at the Seaport! Submarine Becuna Honors V-J Day

Join us virtually as we honor the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day on Saturday, August 15, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. with a special live stream tour aboard National Historic Landmark ship Submarine Becuna. Launched January 30, 1944 and commissioned on May 27, 1944, she was sent immediately to the Pacific Ocean where she engaged the naval forces of Imperial Japan during World War II. Becuna completed five wartime patrols, sinking three and a half ships and earning four combat stars for her service. Greg Williams, ISM's Submarine Becuna Manager and Ship Educator, will be live streaming a tour aboard... Read more →


Maryland Fishing: Anglers enjoying striped bass topwater action at the Conowingo Dam

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources August 12, 2020 Travis Lewis spent some time fishing in lower Dorchester County and caught this large northern snakehead. Photo courtesy of Travis Lewis. Fishing opportunities are being found throughout Maryland during these warm days of August. From the smallest freshwater ponds to the Atlantic Ocean, all promise adventure and fun for those who take the time to seek them out. Remember that all areas of the bay and tidal rivers will be closed to striped bass fishing from Aug. 16 through Aug. 31. Throughout Maryland’s warmest months, the department’s online striped... Read more →


New Record for Democratic Women Nominees for U.S. House

GOP Women Look to Primary Winners in GA and MN for Possible Pick-Ups A record 183 Democratic women have secured nominations in races for U.S. House seats in the 2020 election, according to data collected by the Center for American Women and Politics, a division of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. The previous record of 182 was set in 2018. Republican women have also set a new record high for House nominees this year, with 78 GOP women thus far winning nominations for House seats. Women set new records this year for overall major-party House nominees, with... Read more →


Owner & Promoter Charged for Having “For-Profit” Pool Party at Residence  

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 13, 2020)--Information was received during the previous week that the homeowner of 12 Prospect Court in Gloucester Township, Jeffrey Davis Jr. would be hosting a for profit pool party, and would be charging an admission fee to enter. Officers had contacted Jeffery Davis Jr. on August 6, 2020 and warned him of the potential violations of both New Jersey Executive Orders, laws, and Gloucester Gloucestercitynews.net files Township Local Ordinances for having a promoted party while we were still in the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 9, 2020 between the hours of 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, officers... Read more →


Virtua Hospitals Patients Returning for Joint Replacements

Knee and hip replacements are back to pre-pandemic levels at Virtua Health; Patients feel safe and comfortable, thanks to thorough safety measures (MARLTON and VOORHEES, N.J.) Betty Kucowski’s right knee had gotten so unstable that she felt unsafe using the stairs in her Chesterfield home. So, despite her children’s concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Kucowski proceeded with her knee replacement at the Virtua Joint Replacement Institute (JRI) in Voorhees in early June. “I trust my surgeon,” said the retired teacher. “I figured if he’s going to be there, then it’s safe for me to be there.” Kucowski is among hundreds... Read more →


NJ Water-Quality Improvement Projects Totaling $3.5M Approved

Aug11,2020 “Improving the health of the state’s waterways and lakes, including those impacted by harmful algal blooms, is vital to protecting public health and enhancing recreational opportunities that are important to local economies,” Commissioner McCabe said. “Protecting against nonpoint source pollution and harmful algal blooms are issues affecting every state in the country and we are very pleased to partner with these communities through these grants to protect New Jersey’s water and public health. These grants empower New Jersey communities to protect their lakes and waterways from the effects of phosphorus and other contaminants that can lead to public health... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $31M

TRENTON (August 12, 2020) – The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, August 11, drawing produced 18 players that matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Three of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $2,000. Moreover, 19,666 other New Jersey players took home $96,616 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, August 11, drawing were: 08, 22, 29, 43, and 56. The Gold Mega Ball was 09, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04. The next drawing will be held Friday, August 14, at... Read more →


DEP APPROVES $3.5 MILLION FOR WATER-QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

INCLUDING EFFORTS TO REDUCE HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $3.5 million in grants for projects to reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution on waterways, including $1 million for the development of lake and watershed restoration plans to mitigate harmful algal blooms, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. “Improving the health of the state’s waterways and lakes, including those impacted by harmful algal blooms, is vital to protecting public health and enhancing recreational opportunities that are important to local economies,” Commissioner McCabe said. “Protecting against nonpoint source pollution and harmful algal blooms are... Read more →


Elizabeth NJ Men Indicted for Violent Robberies

NEWARK, N.J. – A federal grand jury today indicted two Union County, New Jersey, men for allegedly committing multiple armed robberies from August 2018 through February 2019, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jaime Fontanez, 43, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 30, both of Elizabeth, New Jersey, are charged in a 13-count indictment with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, multiple counts of Hobbs Act robbery, as well as brandishing and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. Fontanez and Chan-Guillen will be arraigned at a date to be determined. Both men were previously arrested on a criminal complaint... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Scams in between stimulus packages

by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC As we publish this post, a second stimulus package has not yet been finalized by Congress. While there’s a lot we don’t know, we DO know a few things about what scammers do when this kind of uncertainty is in the headlines. If there’s another stimulus payment, you won’t have to pay to get it. Just like last time. Nobody will call to ask for your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number. Expect any stimulus program to look a lot like the first one: people who... Read more →


4 Tips For Building A Construction Business That Will Last

(August 13, 2020)--Starting a new business is never an easy proposition. It doesn’t matter what business you are starting or what industry you will be competing in; launching a successful business is always a challenge. However, if you are planning on entering the construction industry, the following four tips will give you the best possible chance of success. Royalty-free image Choose The Right Team In order to thrive, a business needs to have the right staff. Whether you are planning on opening a coffee shop or a construction business, you need to hire the right people for the job. Before... Read more →


State of PA Lost $424M from Casino Tax Revenue

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Like many sectors of the economy, Pennsylvania’s casinos took a massive hit when they were forced to close in the effort to fight the spread of coronavirus. But given the high rates of taxes imposed on the gaming industry, the impact on state and local revenue was disproportionately high. The Allegheny Institute, in an analysis by research assistant Hannah Bowser and Executive Director Frank Gamrat, sought to quantify those losses. They calculated that from March to June, casinos in Pennsylvania missed out on $968.8 million in revenue – which,... Read more →


Best Places to Play Bingo in Gloucester City

(August 13, 2020)--The state of New Jersey is one of the biggest gambling and online gambling hotspots in the US and is home to many renowned venues. In recent years, bingo has become just as popular in the state, while in Gloucester City in particular there are many places where you can play. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular. image courtesy of unsplash.com Sacred Heart Hall Offering players an especially intimate bingo experience, this is a venue that has players returning on a weekly basis. With a weekly bingo jackpot of $1,000 on offer to customers,... Read more →


Students from NJ named to Alvernia University spring 2020 Dean's List

READING, PA (08/10/2020)-- The following local college students were among the over 850 students were named to Alvernia University's Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester. Sean Barnard of Southampton, NJ (08088) is studying Health Care Science at Alvernia University. Tyler Barrett of Mays Landing, NJ (08330) is studying Sport Management at Alvernia University. Sara Campbell of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054) is studying Athletic Training at Alvernia University. Samuel Corn of Bridgeton, NJ (08302) is studying Marketing at Alvernia University. Elizabeth Danovich of Sewell, NJ (08080) is studying Occupational Therapy at Alvernia University. Maria Figurelli of Mullica Hill, NJ (08062)... Read more →


South Carolina Gambling Laws

(August 13, 2020)--Daily Fantasy Football is still not legalized or regulated in South Carolina, yet sports bettors from South Carolina are widely accepted at some of the most prominent online betting sites. Prosecution of operators and also online sportsbooks is not happening either. If we had to look at the US states, South Carolina is not one that will be regulating sports betting any time soon. Possibly this could be because no land-based casinos or sportsbooks are available there. No horse or dog tracks are available and gambling as a whole is a no go. To be completely blunt, we... Read more →


Stockton Says The Student's Facebook Status, Not The Photo of Trump Was Disruptive

A student at Stockton University is facing disciplinary charges for a political Facebook post and making his Zoom background a photo of President Donald Trump during class, causing other students to feel “taunted. Today, Stockton defended charging the student with disruptive behanvior. Stockton University drops five charges for student’s political Facebook status, disruption charge remains Amid public backlash, Stockton now claims student’s Facebook status, not his Zoom background of Trump, is the “substantial disruption” warranting the charge Student still faces probation, community service, a decision-making workshop, and a fine for expressing his political opinion on social media ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.,... Read more →


Rose Bowl Institute Kickoff Inaugural Program Race and Sports Thursday Live Stream

ABC7/KABC-TV LOS ANGELES WILL LIVESTREAM THE NEWLY ANNOUNCED DIALOGUE ON THURSDAY, AUG. 13 (7:00 p.m. PDT) Viewers Can Stream Live on abc7.com, ABC7LA app, ABC7's Connected TV Appson Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku ABC7/KABC-TV announces it will livestream the inaugural “Race and Sports” dialogue which kicks off the launch of the Rose Bowl’s first-ever nonprofit think tank, the Rose Bowl Institute (RBI). The Institute’s purpose is to champion sportsmanship and leverage the power of sports to unite people everywhere. The “Race and Sport,” discussion is set to premiere on Thursday, Aug. 13, from the Rose Bowl... Read more →


Artavius Horne, a/k/a “Lo”, 36, of Philadelphia, PA Sentenced for Sex Trafficking Children

Artavius Horne, a/k/a “Lo” PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Artavius Horne, a/k/a “Lo”, 36, of Philadelphia, PA was sentenced to 45 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Gerald J. Pappert for sex trafficking three children for years. In September 2019, Horne was convicted at trial of three counts of sex trafficking minors by force, fraud or coercion. During the week-long trial, the government proved that the defendant organized, operated and led a sex trafficking venture based in and around Northeast Philadelphia between 2013 and 2015, and... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: Fake Bail and Law Enforcement Scams

(Gloucester Township NJ)(August 12, 2020)--Our meme may be funny, but it’s to get your attention about a serious phone scam. Some Gloucester Township residents received calls believing law enforcement agencies outside of NJ are calling them and threatening them with arrest. Please read. The Scam: Very convincing imposters posing as “law enforcement” call your number, claim your social security number has been used out of state, and you have warrant for your arrest with a very high bail. They continue to scare you with being arrested and demand you send them cash immediately and NOT to go to your local... Read more →


Coronavirus Knocked Out By Karate Dojo

Central NY Karate Dojo Pivots To Zoom and Outdoor Classes, Suspends Contact Sparring FAYETTEVILLE, NY. – August 12, 2020 – While gyms, yoga studios and all indoor exercise facilities are feeling the deep impact of closures due to the Coronavirus, a karate dojo has reopened and pivoted to both the “online and outdoor environments” to ensure new and current students can continue to study, train and practice this age-old martial art. Lawrence World Class Karate, a traditional Karate Dojo located in Fayetteville, Central New York, has begun providing karate classes via Zoom. Hanshi Rande Lawrence, chief instructor at Lawrence World... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Kamala Harris' Catholic Problem

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor August 12, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the problem Sen. Kamala Harris will have with Catholics: Once Catholic voters learn more about Kamala Harris' positions on an array of moral issues, Joe Biden's vice presidential pick will have a hard time winning them over. To begin with, Harris has tainted herself with the brush of anti-Catholicism. In 2018, she sought to stop a Trump nominee for a seat on the federal bench simply because he was Catholic. In doing so, she invoked a religious test for the bench, a patently unconstitutional act.... Read more →


NJ Teachers Union, One of the Nation's Strongest, Will Only Accept Remote Learning

image unsplash.com 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. JOHN MOONEY | Joint statement adds pressure on Murphy to make remote-only the only option for reopening schools New Jersey’s largest teachers union along with its administrator associations added their powerful voices to the growing calls for a remote-only reopening of schools in the fall while the pandemic remains ongoing. Leaders of the the New Jersey Education Association, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the New... Read more →


Letters to the Ed: HOW LIBERAL IS SHE?

Biden-Harris 2020. That’s right. Joe Biden just announced that he is picking liberal Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential candidate. It’s time to ACT NOW. Donate Now How liberal is she? Let us count the way. ❌ Kamala Harris supports Medicare for All, AKA socialized medicine. ❌ Kamala Harris supports the ridiculous Green New Deal that will destroy jobs. ❌ Kamala Harris is a former prosecutor with a track record of going after our fundamental constitutional freedoms. ❌ Kamala Harris will go after our gun rights. Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden’s partner in crime in coming for your freedoms... Read more →