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April 17, 2019

From The Desk of the Principal: Philanthropy Week

Greetings To All From Cumberland Street, I am writing to share some excellent news. While we are still waiting for a few gifts to arrive, we are close to finalizing the totals for our 2nd Annual Philanthropy Week. As you know, the week is dedicated to "giving back" and I want to share with YOU all that WE accomplished! In 2018, we were very pleased to have over 100 donors who generously contributed over $34,000 to Gloucester Catholic. In 2019, our second year, we had... Read more →


60 Individuals Charged by ARPO Strike Force

Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals Charges Involve Over 350 Thousand Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Over 32 Million Pills; ARPO Strike Force Grows to 10 Districts, Expanding to Include the Western District of Virginia Attorney General William P. Barr and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II, together with multiple law enforcement partners, today announced enforcement actions involving 60 charged defendants across 11 federal districts, including 31... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY TO CHRISTIE'S EDA BOARD MEMBERS: PLZ RESIGN

In an exclusive story, reporter Ted Sherman reveals that Gov. Phil Murphy has demanded a near-complete shake-up of the state's embattled Economic Development Authority (EDA). The agency bungled billions in state funds by awarding subsidies to companies with little quality control or oversight, the governor said in January. Two sources told NJ Advance Media that at least five board members were asked to resign — specifically, appointees selected by former Gov. Chris Christie. In a statement, EDA Chairman Larry Downes confirmed that he agreed to... Read more →


Jefferson Health Volunteers in NJ Recognized for Hours of Dedication & Service

Nearly 75 Jefferson Health volunteers, based at New Jersey locations, were honored for their many years and hours of service at a special luncheon, held April 16th at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin, NJ. Volunteers were recognized for reaching milestones for hours of service that ranged from 100 hours to more than 10,000 hours. Deptford resident Marion DeCecco, a Jefferson Stratford Hospital volunteer for more than 30 years, was recognized for the most hours of service to date, 15,900. Cherry Hill resident Dolores Colace, a Jefferson... Read more →


8 Famous Products Made in Philadelphia

The skyline of Philadelphia, image courtesy of pixabay.com Human history is littered with moments of ingenuity and progress. From the dawn of modern man to the present day, new breakthroughs and inventions have been constantly occurring. This progress is not only useful but also needed: when we cease to innovate, we cease in general. Ultimately, many cities and countries have played home to a variety of innovations and inventions. More than 200 years ago, the United States formally became a nation, with much of its... Read more →


Maple Shade PD Investigating Theft from Vehicles

in the northwest section of town. The Maple Shade Police Department is currently investigating mutiple cases of vehicles being entered and thefts from vehicles, as well at least one shed entry also being reported. The area involved is just north of Main Street and west of Forklanding Road. We are actively seeking any tips or leads that the public can share with us. Also, if you have video surveillance and can share any videos of potential suspect persons or vehicles please contact us. Please call... Read more →


Coming to the Hard Rock AC: MARY J. BLIGE and DAUGHTRY

MARY J. BLIGE Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena **On Sale Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m.** DAUGHTRY Saturday, August 31 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m.** 2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 4/15 – 4/18 – Michael Kosta - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 4/19 & 4/20 – Jim Breuer - Sound Waves 4/22 – 4/25 – Auggie Smith - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 4/26 – Billy Gardell from CBS’s Mike & Molly - Sound... Read more →


Authorities Bust Bayshore Heroin Network; 32 Arrested

INVESTIGATION RESULTS WITH 32 CHARGED, 4 REMAIN AT-LARGE FREEHOLD – A 16-month narcotics trafficking investigation including multiple county and local law enforcement agencies dubbed “Operation Finished Business,” culminated with charges being filed against 32 people connected to a large-scale heroin distribution ring in the Bayshore region, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. “This investigation deals a critical blow to a narcotics trafficking network that has plagued the towns and neighborhoods in the Bayshore region for a long time. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics... Read more →


Study:

Philadelphia Hospitals Responded to the Equivalent of 54 Mass Shootings

RESEARCHERS ANALYZED NUMBER OF FIREARM-INJURED PATIENTS THAT PRESENTED IN “CLUSTERS” WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF EACH OTHER AT THE SAME HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA PA (April 10, 2019)--High-profile mass shootings involving three, four or more victims killed in a single incident receive extensive attention from media, policy makers and the general public. However, these traditionally defined mass shootings make up a small fraction of gun deaths in the United States. More commonly, firearm-injured patients (FIPs) present to trauma centers as a single victim or in clusters of multiple... Read more →


Home Country: Think Tank Celebrates Spring

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Down at the sale barn Saturday, the think tank had coagulated there with coffees to go to celebrate spring. Doc and Dud had their dogs with them, while Bert and Dewey and Steve went stag. “I thought about it a lot,” Dud said, “and I wondered what the favorite part of my job was, and wondered if you fellas ever gave that any thought, too.” They nodded. Yes, by mutual consent a worthy subject. “With me,” Dud continued, “it wasn’t so... Read more →


NJDSC Trains Democrats to Run for Office

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Democratic State Committee has completed four successful candidate training events that in total prepared 287 potential candidates to run for office. This is the second year NJDSC offered these free events as a way to provide Democrats with the skills and resources they need to run successful campaigns and to bring progressive change to their local communities. “Our Democratic Party is coming off one of the most successful Midterm Elections in history, but we need to keep the momentum... Read more →


Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Embracing the Journey:

Meaning, Hope and Caregiving Educational Jewish Aging Workshop Event Offers Guidance on End-of-Life Care and Celebrates the Journey of Life Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice will host Embracing the Journey: Meaning, Hope and Caregiving, a Jewish aging workshop on Sunday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. This event is sponsored by Platt Memorial Chapels and is free and open to the public. Along with Samaritan’s Jewish Hospice Advisory Committee, collaborators include Aleph Home Care, Jewish... Read more →


New Legislation Aims to Reverse Youth Tobacco Epidemic

Bill Would Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21, Prohibit Most Flavored Tobacco Products and Restrict E-Cigarette Advertising EDISON, NJ. – April 16, 2019 – Congressman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced legislation today that aims to address the skyrocketing rates of youth use of tobacco products, a trend that has been largely driven by the popularity of flavored e-cigarettes. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) New Jersey Government Relations Director Samantha DeAlmeida joined Pallone at a... Read more →


1st-Year Doctors Spend 90 Percent of Their Time Away from Patients

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – First-year doctors, or interns, spend 87 percent of their work time away from patients, half of which is spent interacting with electronic health records, according to a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. Of the 13 percent of time spent interacting with patients face-to-face, much of that is still spent multitasking. As the largest study to look at how young doctors spend their work day, this research sought to understand what medical residents did while in... Read more →


ANNUAL VIA CRUCIS ON GOOD FRIDAY

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Via Crucis Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Center City Philadelphia will hold its annual Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) on Friday, April 19th — Good Friday. Friday, April 19, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Upper Church) Saint John the Evangelist Parish 21 South 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Directed by Dr. Annette DiMedio and staged by Pearl Schaeffer, Via Crucis is a musical score by composer Franz Liszt depicting the Stations of the... Read more →


Dunellen Resident Charged with Stealing $117,000 in SS Benefits

TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Middlesex County man was indicted today for allegedly stealing $117,000 in Social Security benefits that continued to be paid for his mother for approximately 21 years after she died. Andrzej Cesinski, 63, of Dunellen, N.J., was indicted by a state grand jury on charges of second-degree theft by unlawful taking and third-degree forgery. The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau and the Office of... Read more →


A Giant Bunny to Visit Glassboro Saturday

GLASSBORO, NJ --A Giant Bunny, over 25,000 Eggs full of prizes, and thousands of children dressed in their best spring outfits are what you can expect at Gloucester County’s Largest Egg Hunt! The thrill of the spring begins on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 10 am, at New Street Park. Glassboro will partner with Kingsway Church to offer this free event with tons of prizes for kids and Coffee & Doughnuts for the parents. Participants do not have to be Glassboro residents, all are welcome.... Read more →


Epiphany’s 2nd Annual Pasta Dinner!

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Come to the Gloucester City Community Center, Nicholson Road, Gloucester Heights for our second annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser. We had a blast last year, and look to make it even better this year and to raise a bunch of money, with every penny going to help local families with emergency needs such as food, heat bills, transportation, clothes for a new job etc.. Tickets will be $10 a head for everyone 14 and older. Kids 13 and younger are free. You may... Read more →


Harry Lore of Bellmawr, age 80

On Monday, April 15, 2019, Harry Lore, the loving husband and father of five children, and three grandchildren passed away at age 80, peacefully and on his own terms. A Veteran in the Air Force, Harry had a passion for sports, cooking, baseball and especially softball, all of which he did none in moderation. Many summers were spent celebrating amongst softball teammates and the families at his family home where steaks and burgers were offered in abundance... as were many cases of Rolling Rock... Harry... Read more →