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March 14, 2019

Dozens Arrested for Allegedly Cheating on College Entrance Exams; Includes Actresses and Coaches

Defendants include CEOs, actresses, university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators BOSTON (March 14,2019)-– Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police: Motor Vehicle Crash Involving A Motorcycle

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (March 14, 2019)On Thursday, March 14, 2019 at approximately 4:01 pm Gloucester Township Police responded to the front of the Gloucester Township Municipal Building after a motor vehicle crash occurred on Chews Landing Road involving a motorcycle. The driver and passenger of the motorcycle were ejected onto... Read more →


State Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones Will Not Seek Re-election

(Barrington, NJ) - Today State Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones (D-NJ-5) announced that she would not seek re-election to the General Assembly this year but would serve the remainder of her term in office, which expires in January 2020. “I have had a rich career in public service, forty-five years total,... Read more →


Christian R. Alessi of Gloucester Township formerly of Bellmawr age 28; GCHS Alumnus

Christian R. Alessi suddenly on March 13, 2019 of Gloucester Township formerly of Bellmawr. Age 28. Beloved son of Leonard and Judy (Naphys) Alessi, Jr. Devoted brother of Gabe, Casey and Duke. Dear uncle of Emma, Jake, Nathan, Aiden and Shane. Loving boyfriend of Brooke Albanese. Loving nephew of Debbie... Read more →


Two local artists among more than 2,700 teens nationwide to receive National Recognition

from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in 2019 Rebekkah Moton, an 11th grader from Arthur P Schalick High School, won a Gold Medal and American Visions Medal in Drawing and Illustration for Tranquility. Posing with her family at the South Jersey Regional Award Ceremony with all three of... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Workplace Safety Jeopardized by Proposed Changes to Marijuana Legalization Bill

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association said Thursday that proposed changes to legislation legalizing recreational marijuana would jeopardize workplace safety by removing key provisions that guaranteed employers the right to continue to enforce drug-free workplace policies. "Any legislation that legalizes recreational marijuana must state clearly that legalization does not... Read more →


Gary Johnson Pleads Guilty to 2016 Double Homicide in Camden City

CAMDEN CITY,NJ--On March 12, 2019, before the Honorable David Ragonese, J.S.C., Gary Johnson, 45, of Camden City, pled guilty to two counts of first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter for fatally shooting John Valerio and Aleshia Hill. On April 4, 2016, Camden County Police responded to the home of Aleshia Hill and John... Read more →


Police Respond to Suicidal Suspect at Lower Township Police Department Headquarters

Suicidal Suspect Arrested LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ-- On March 13th, 2019 at approximately 11:24 a.m., Lower Township Police were alerted of a 911 call received from Cape May County Dispatch of a subject who was outside their headquarters, Lower Township Public Safety Building, requesting that a police officer come outside and... Read more →


NJ News Commons: EYEBROWS RAISED OVER $15M FOR LAKEWOOD SCHOOLS

In the 2020 budget Gov. Phil Murphy proposed last week, it quickly became obvious which district would receive the most funding from the state, at a price tag of $14.9 million the Lakewood School District. "But what state officials didn’t make clear is that [the proposed funding] is special treatment... Read more →


Baseball Hall of Fame to host American Legion Weekend

gloucestercitynews.net | March 13, 2019 The American Legion The National Baseball Hall of Fame and The American Legion are teaming up to celebrate The American Legion’s Centennial and spotlight Hall of Famers who served in the armed forces and those who had played Legion Baseball before going on to the... Read more →


In Just A Few Hours:

Hundreds of Family Units and Unaccompanied children Arrested the Rio Grande Valley

gloucestercitynews.net | March 14, 2019 Texas Border Business RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE GRANJENO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley apprehend the largest group encountered in the area so far this year. This morning, just after midnight, McAllen agents working near Granjeno, Texas, responded to a... Read more →


Pennacchio:

Legal Weed Bill Must Include Marijuana Drug Testing Mandate for Public Transit Drivers

gloucestercitynews.net | March 14, 2019 TRENTON, NJ (March 13, 2019)--In light of news of a deal on legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) urged the bill sponsors to include a mandate for continued drug testing for public transit drivers so that any driver who tests... Read more →


University of Vermont Students from NJ Help Raise Over $117,000 for Children's Hospital

BURLINGTON, VT (03/12/2019)-- The following local students helped raise a collective sum of $117,530.29 for the University of Vermont Children's Hospital through active participation in RALLYTHON - UVM's annual year-long student-led fundraiser and 12-hour dance marathon in support of Vermont's local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Alina Chiccarine of Ocean View,... Read more →


‘Remember This Day’

March 13, 2019 National September 11 Memorial & Museum Visit Added to FBI Agent and Analyst Training FBI Director Christopher Wray addressed the newest class of FBI agent and intelligence analyst trainees at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City on Saturday, March 9. They are... Read more →


2019 Sophomore Expedition takes New Jersey students to Athens, Greece

gloucestercitynews.net | March 2019 ALLENTOWN, PA (03/12/2019)-- The Sophomore Expedition is a guaranteed study abroad program. In the spring semester of their sophomore year, students participate in a series of classes to prepare them for the trip. Then they spend 8-10 days traveling as a class to an international destination... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: DRBC Must Protect Public Health With Fracking Ban

Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club The New Jersey Sierra Club and other environmental groups continue to urge the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) for a complete ban on fracking, including the dumping of fracking waste. Today, representatives of health professionals from throughout the Delaware River Watershed... Read more →


Common Signs that Your Loved One is Battling Addiction

(March 14, 2019)--In a country where the rate of addiction is growing daily and the opioid epidemic becoming more severe, you need to keep an eye on your child, sibling, and loved ones. It is a bad image to see your best friend or child slipping down in addiction and... Read more →


NONPROFITS, UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES URGED TO APPLY FOR GRANTS FOR PROJECTS

TO ENHANCE COASTAL-RESILIENCE PLANNING EFFORTS gloucestercitynewsnet graphics file TRENTON - As part of the state's comprehensive efforts to make New Jersey more resilient, the Department of Environmental Protection today announced that nonprofits, colleges and universities may apply for grants to develop projects that will assist the department in helping communities... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Spring Spawning Runs of Yellow Perch and White Perch

Maryland Fishing Report – March 13 By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo by Alan Klotz March is a time of fluctuating weather, a sort of back-and-forth pull between seasons. Spring is beginning to win out and signs are seen everywhere. Daffodils are opening up, spring peepers are... Read more →


Nationally Recognized Summer STEM Program Coming to Charles G. Harker School

Camp Invention Inspires Local K-6 Students to Become Future Innovators Gloucester City, NJ – March 11, 2019 - Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Charles G. Harker School the week of July 29 - August 2, 2019. A program of the National Inventors... Read more →


Kingsway Regional High School Marching Band named 2018 Atlantic Coast Champions

Pictured: Freeholder Deputy Director Frank DiMarco, Freeholder Jim Lavender, Band Director Joe Henderson and members of the Kingsway Regional High School Marching Band. (Woolwich, NJ) On Wednesday, March 6, students from the Kingsway Regional High School Marching Band were presented with a proclamation and Certificates of Commendation congratulating them on... Read more →


Construction on New Observation Tower and Boardwalk at Little Creek Wildlife Area has Begun

Visitor access limited in construction area until fall completion DOVER (March 13, 2018) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that construction of the new wildlife observation tower and associated boardwalk has begun on the Main Tract of the Little Creek Wildlife Area near Dover. The project will... Read more →