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May 2019

A Fight Between Neighbors Over a Wandering Chicken Ends on a Happy Note

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ ( 31, 2019)--Over the past week Gloucester City Police saved the lives of several people who had overdosed, investigated I was just visiting! graphic files burglaries, responded to a number of vehicle crashes, apprehended shop lifters, etc., etc. In other words it was normal duty for members of the department. However this week one police officer found himself in the middle of a fight between two neighbors battling over a wandering chicken. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, May 28 at 10:33 PM. Ptl. Ben McKinney responded to a residence in the 800 block of Cumberland St. for a theft complaint. Upon arrival, the resident stated during the passing storm, one of his chickens got out of the pen in his rear yard and his neighbor took the chicken inside her residence. The neighbor refused to give the chicken back until police arrived so the owner... Read more →

Magnolia Resident charged with Possession of Child Pornography

MAGNOLIA, NJ ( 31, 2019)--Mark Girondi, 46, of Magnolia, was charged with Possession of Child Pornography according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Magnolia Police Chief Robert Stetser. On May 31, 2019, detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Cherry Hill Office executed a search warrant for Girondi’s residence on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Magnolia. An on-site preview of one of Girondi’s devices led to the charge filed against him. Authorities located numerous digital devices in the home that were taken to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s HTCU Forensic Lab to be analyzed. Mark Girondi, who is currently working as a graphic designer for Great Northern in Swedesboro, was transported to the Magnolia Police Department where he was processed and released pending further court proceedings. The Magnolia Police Department, Zone 5... Read more →

Hirsh Singh: Cory Bookers Worst Nightmare

( 31, 2019)--Cory Booker has taken his presidential campaign in an appalling and unethical new direction. Yesterday, Booker joined the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Maxine Waters in calling for the impeachment of our President who was duly elected by us - the people. When I announced my campaign "Hirsh Singh: Cory Bookers Worst Nightmare", I always expected Booker to adopt increasingly left-wing positions to keep up with socialist opponents like Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. But, I didn’t expect him to collude with them over the prospect of impeachment. Booker, Harris, Sanders and the rest of the Democrat Senators who are running for president will act as a jury if the Democrat House does try to overturn the will of the people and impeach our president. By tip ping his hand, Booker and the rest are signaling that the fix is in if only President Trump is put on... Read more →

Williamstown Man Charged with Strict Liability Drug Death

WOODBURY, NJ ( 31, 2019)--Justin J. Osterdahl (DOB: 9-1-89), of Williamstown, New Jersey, was arrested on Wednesday, May 28th on charges that he sold Heroin laced with the powerful painkiller Fentanyl to a 27-year-old Monroe Township New Jersey man, resulting in the man’s death on January 29, 2019. The fatality was investigated by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit. Also assisting with the investigation were the Monroe Township Police Department, the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department, and the Gloucester County Probation Department. Osterdahl is charged with the following: 2C:35-9A – Strict Liability Drug Death 2C: 35-5B (3) / 2C:35-5B(5) - Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin/Fentanyl/Acetyl Fentanyl – Less than ½ ounce 2C:35-5B(3) / 2C:35-5B(5) - Distribution of Heroin/Fentanyl/Acetyl Fentanyl 2C:35-10A(1) - Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl/Acetyl Fentanyl Osterdahl was remanded to the Salem County Jail pending a detention hearing. “Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed... Read more →

Coast Guard urges preparedness for 2019 hurricane season

MIAMI — ( 31, 2019)--The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2019 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. Even with this prediction people should always prepare for the unexpected, making sure they are ready for the hurricane season. “It’s vitally important to have a hurricane preparedness plan set in place for you and your family,” said Capt. Shawn Koch, Coast Guard 7th District, chief of incident management. “We highly recommend ensuring you have a survival kit with items like batteries, flash lights, radios and water. It’s also critical to pay close attention to weather both ashore... Read more →

Mt. Laurel Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Crash that Killed Husband

BURLINGTON, NJ ( 31, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Mount Laurel woman was sentenced today to five years in New Jersey state prison for causing the death of her husband in late 2017 after the car she was driving left the roadway, struck a utility pole and overturned in a wooded area in Delran. Tameka Lawson, 38, must serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole under conditions imposed by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C. Lawson pled guilty in March to one count of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree) as well as a motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated. The State had requested a 7-year prison sentence. The investigation revealed that Lawson was driving along Hartford Road at approximately 11:15 p.m. on November 12, 2017, with her husband, Jamar Rentie, as a front-seat passenger. The car veered from the roadway, went airborne, and... Read more →

Obituary: Marie Elizabeth Clarke of Cherry Hill & Mt. Ephraim

Cherry Hill & formerly Mt. Ephraim - ( Elizabeth Clarke on May 13, 2019 age 93, of Cherry Hill, NJ; formerly of Mt. Ephraim. Born to Mae & Sal Ricciardelli in Philadelphia, PA. Marie was a kind, gentle soul with a big heart. She loved old movies, musicals, plays; to draw, sew, read, learn & travel. She loved to sing & dance; and was always ready to smile, laugh & have fun. Marie had many jobs throughout life; the longest held, most difficult-rewarding and most important was being a Mom. Her greatest love in life was for her children. She taught us the importance of family, God, respect, tradition; to always be polite, kind & willing to help others. Mom was always there for us with support, encouragement, hugs & comfort. The mother-child relationship in life is unique. Mom made it special. We know how much you love us Mom.... Read more →

Saint Augustine Parish Gala to Raise Money to Preserve Historic Church

SPONSORED BY VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY TO RAISE CRITICAL FUNDS NEEDED TO PRESERVE THE CITY’S FOURTH-OLDEST CATHOLIC CHURCH Saint Augustine Parish will hold a premier Gala in support of its Capital Campaign seeking to raise funds for preservation of its historic church building. Mr. Jay Wright, Villanova Men’s Basketball Head Coach, will serve as the keynote speaker and Mr. Jim Murray, former Eagles General Manager, will be the master of ceremonies and auctioneer. The Gala, sponsored by Villanova University, will include a cocktail reception, dinner, a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Finneran Pavilion, and an auction of memorabilia from the Philadelphia Eagles, Villanova Basketball, various autographed sports items, and more. Saturday, June 1, 2019 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Villanova University’s Finneran Pavilion 800 East Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085 Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church, located at 4th and Vine Streets in Old City Philadelphia, is the City’s fourth-oldest Catholic Church. It has a... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Rams South Jersey Champs

UPDATED BROOKLAWN, NJ-- ( 31, 2019)--Gloucester Catholic defeated Trenton Catholic 10-0 in the South Jersey Championship Game today at the Joe Barth Field, Brooklawn, NJ. Today's victory was the team's seventh straight win. Offensively they have been on fire at the plate having scored a total of 85 runs which includes today's result. The Rams Anthony Solometo was on the mound and his control of the ball was nearly perfect. He looked strong throughout the day. His fastball was hitting 90 mph according to a scout who was clocking him. The Rams, who are the reigning 2-year champions, will defend their state title on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 PM. at DeMeo Field at Veterans Park in Hamilton. They will face St. Mary of Rutherford the North Jersey, Non-Public B winner. Gloucester Catholic’s 2019 graduation is being held that same day. There was a concern the seniors on the team... Read more →

Obituary: Filomena Moses, age 96, of Mt. Ephraim

Mt. Ephraim ( Filomena Moses, age 96, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2019. She was born to the late Angelo and Rose Paresi in Camden, NJ. Filomena enjoyed sewing and collecting turtle memorobilia. She also loved animals. She will be remembered for being kind and having a good heart. Filomena was a wonderful mother who will be deeply missed. Filomena is predeceased by her husband, William J. Moses; brother, Rock Paresi; and son in law, Thomas Groatman. She is survived by her children, Charlene Jones, Rosemary Reedich and her husband Michael, Paula Groatman, Theresa Bergman, Susan Neirzwicki-Moses, and William Moses, Jr. and his wife Alma; and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on May 31, 2019 from 10am-12pm at Mahaffey-Milano Funeral Home, located at 11 E. Kings Hwy., Mt. Ephraim, NJ 08059. A funeral ceremony will... Read more →


WITH XTRA Jackpot Rolls to $2.9 Million for June 3rd Drawing TRENTON --( 31, 2019) – Pick-6’s jackpot has rolled to $2.9 million! May 30th’s drawing produced six winners of $3,755 all of whom matched five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $18,775. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 450,647 tickets purchased for the drawing and of those sold, thousands were prizewinners! The next drawing will be held Monday, June 3, 2019. The winning numbers for the Thursday, May 30th drawing were: 08, 11, 21, 22, 41, and 43. The XTRA Multiplier was: 05. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. For correctly matching four numbers, 383 ticketholders won $55 each and 62 others won $275 each with the addition... Read more →

Obituary: Louise "Zitzi" Nacci of Bellmawr

Bellmawr, NJ - (nee Mattia) On May 27, 2019, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Nacci. Dear aunt of Linda Mattia Potts, Lisa Mattia Greenetz and Louis Mattia. Relatives and friends of the family will meet for the visitation and funeral on Tuesday morning from 9:00am to 10:00am at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation Church, 601 W. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00am. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. Arrangements by BOCCO FUNERAL HOME Cherry Hill, NJ. published | May 31, 2019 Read more →

One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $64,928 Jackpot in Somerset County

TRENTON (May 31, 2019) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $64,928 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Thursday, May 30th drawing. The winning numbers were: 03, 04, 07, 16 and 18 and the XTRA number was: 05. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is Boscia Liquor, 519 West Camplain Rd., Manville in Somerset County. Acting Executive Director James Carey said, “We are thrilled that the winning jackpot ticket was sold at Boscia Liquor. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. Overnight, they have become one more ‘lucky location’ for the very fortunate lottery winner.” Carey announced that there were 222,547 tickets purchased for the drawing. By adding XTRA, for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. For correctly matching four of the five numbers drawn,... Read more →

Drew Players from N.J. Earn Top Awards

MADISON, NJ ( The Drew University men's basketball team earned a trio of major awards from the Landmark Conference. Junior guard Riley Collins was named Player of the Year and senior forward Nate Aldrich earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. Each distinction was a first for Drew. In addition, Head Coach Darryl Keckler became Coach of the Year for the second time. Keckler guided the Rangers to string of firsts this season. The team placed first among Landmark teams for the first time with a conference record of 12-2--a school record for most conference victories. The Rangers also earned back-to-back conference playoff appearances for first time and beat Scranton in the semifinals to reach the the finals of the Landmark championship--another first. Finally, Drew earned its first regional ranking when it became the eighth seed in the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Region. Collins, of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., was a... Read more →

Commercial mature female hard crab catch limits for Chesapeake Bay

x graphic files PUBLIC NOTICE Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services Commercial Mature Female Hard Crab Catch Limits April 2019 - June 2020 The secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), announces the commercial mature female hard crab catch limits for the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries for April 2019 through June 2020. Mature female hard crab bushel limits for the remainder of the 2020 crab season will be announced when the results of the 2019-2020 winter crab dredge survey are available. Mature female hard crab bushel limits are based on results of the winter crab dredge survey conducted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and consultation with advisory groups. Crew limits as described in Annotated Code of Maryland, Natural Resources Article, §4-814, are in effect. If crew... Read more →


TRENTON ( The Department of Environmental Protection invites residents and visitors to spend time outdoors on Saturday, June 1 in observance of National Trails Day in New Jersey, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced. Governor Phil Murphy has issued a proclamation designating June 1 as New Jersey Trails Day. More than 30 events are scheduled across the state that day to entice people of all activity levels to try hiking, biking, running and more on New Jersey's vast network of trails. "New Jersey has many types of environments throughout the state for people to enjoy and explore," Commissioner McCabe said. "From urban waterfronts to coastal areas, or the Pine Barrens to the hilly terrain of the Skylands, there are countless areas to enjoy nature by going for a walk or ride." In addition to hiking or walking, trails may be used for jogging, cycling, horseback riding, backpacking, skiing, canoeing, kayaking and... Read more →

Business News: The Bear & The Rat...Cool Treats for Dogs Expands with Whole Foods

Healthy, frozen snack brand for dogs The Bear & The Rat: Cool Treats for Dogs announced today that it will be available at all Whole Foods Market locations this April. The retailer will roll out two of the brand’s frozen yogurt dog treat SKUs. With a proven record at Publix in the Southeast and 3,000 independent pet stores nationally, Whole Foods Market is bringing in the brand’s Bacon & Peanut Butter and Banana & Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats. The two SKUs will be available in the ice cream set. The Bear & The Rat aims to make gut health for dogs both effective and fun with their clean frozen yogurt treats. With one serving of InClover Pet’s Optagest, every cup adds hydration, nutrients and is a complete digestive aid. The brand appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2012. About The Bear & The Rat: Cool Treats for Dogs... Read more →

A.C. Electric Completes Work to Ready the Energy Grid for Summer Demand

Customers should prepare for storms and take easy steps to keep their summer energy bills in check MAYS LANDING, N.J. (May 29, 2019) – With summer just around the corner, Atlantic City Electric has been hard at work, prepping its systems and testing its processes and procedures, all part of the company’s efforts to provide safe and reliable service for its 556,000 customers this summer. “We stay committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable energy services for our customers year-round,” said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president. “Through our continued approach of preparing early and consistently, the men and women of Atlantic City Electric stand ready and able to answer the call in keeping customers’ energized all summer. As hurricane season and warmer temperatures begin to arrive, we look to provide customers the tools and resources they need to stay safe and increase savings during the summer heat.” Atlantic... Read more →

NJ Students Named to CCU Dean's List

More than 2,000 CCU students named to Dean's List for Spring 2019 CONWAY, SC ( More than 2,000 Coastal Carolina University students were named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester. That's nearly 20 percent of the student body with a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 for the spring semester. Of the dean's list recipients, 616 are freshmen, 444 are sophomores, 477 are juniors and 522 are seniors. An additional 774 students were named to the President's List for achieving a 4.0 GPA during the spring semester. Among the students earning recognition on the Dean's List: Alexandra N. Andracki, a Psychology major from Swedesboro, NJ, 08085. Ryan Barley, a Marketing Pre-Major major from Mt. Laurel, NJ, 08054. Julia E. Dipietro, a Finance major from Sewell, NJ, 08080. Sean T. Forte, a English major from Wrightstown, NJ, 08562. Bianca H. Funari, a Philosophy major from Kirkwood Voorhees, NJ, 08043.... Read more →


Atlantic City, N.J. (May 31, 2019) ( – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City wants to give you a brand-new 2019 Ford F-150 or a Tahoe 550TF as part of their “Land or Sea Sweepstakes” on Sunday, June 9. Guests can use their Wild Card while playing their favorite slots starting at Midnight on Saturday, June 8 to 3:45PM on Sunday, June 9 to qualify. Five winners of $500 Free Play will be chosen every 30 minutes guaranteed from Noon-3:30PM. At 4 p.m., a grand prize winner will be drawn to choose from a 2019 Ford F-150 truck or a Tahoe 550TF boat. Visit for more details. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Set on 17 acres, with the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk as its backdrop, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has become Atlantic City’s go-to entertainment destination, boasting 2,200 slots, 120 table games, more... Read more →

NY Man Wanted for Murder Added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List

Rye, NY (—The FBI Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force announced today, along with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and Haverstraw Police Department, that Eugene Palmer (DOB: 4/4/1939) has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Palmer is wanted on a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in the alleged murder of his daughter-in-law in September 2012. Investigators say Palmer allegedly shot and killed Tammy Palmer outside her home near Willow Grove Road in Stony Point, New York. Palmer left the scene in a pick-up truck, which was later found near Harriman State Park in Rockland County. Rockland County’s District Attorney charged Palmer with second-degree murder in 2012. Investigators believe Palmer fled the area after the murder, so they requested FBI assistance. Select to view related story, poster, and other information “When detectives and prosecutors realized Palmer most likely left New York state after... Read more →

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino A.C. and Ocean Casino Resort Celebrate Anniversary

Atlantic City, N.J. (May 28, 2019) – Atlantic City’s two newest properties, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Casino Resort opened their doors on June 28, 2018 within hours of each other and to commemorate one year open, the resorts will offer a collaborative firework show to celebrate with the public. The festivities will kick off the weekend of events on June 27 at 9:30 p.m. on the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk between the two resorts. Fireworks will be provided by the Gruccis, the first family of fireworks and record holders for the “Largest Fireworks Display.” Visitors will be able to see the show throughout the entire North Beach. Both properties will be hosting additional anniversary events and promotions, to be announced at a later date. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Set on 17 acres, with the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk as its backdrop, Hard... Read more →

South Jersey Cycling Tour rolls through Salem and Gloucester County 

Appel Farm is pleased to present the fourth annual South Jersey Cycling Tour sponsored by Subaru of America! ( 30, 2019)--Riders will cruise the picturesque countryside between Elmer and Pilesgrove on this rolling ride, which begins in Salem County at Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus, past historic peach farms, fields of corn, and the lush green woods of Salem and Gloucester County. Novice riders who are looking for a leisurely ride can participate in an 8-mile loop, stopping at a designated point to fill up their water bottles with fresh water. Experienced riders can participate in a 28.7-mile loop to gorgeous Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery, where they will stop for a break, refill their water bottles, and then head back to Appel Farm for a day of music, art, and more at South Jersey Arts & Music Fest! Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery is also Appel Farm’s Art... Read more →


Boutique Rittenhouse hotel holds swanky casino fundraiser to benefit Action Wellness Philadelphia, PA (May 28, 2019) - Kimpton Hotel Palomar welcomes guests to its seventh annual Glamsino Royale event to benefit Action Wellness on Monday, June 24 from 6 - 9 p.m. In years past, the event has taken place in February, but Kimpton Hotel Palomar and Action Wellness are excited to bring the event to fruition in June. The event is crucial for Action Wellness to raise funds and continue to spread awareness to help combat HIV and other chronic illnesses throughout Philadelphia. This year’s event, Glamsino Royale: Goldfinger, transforms the hotel’s top floors into a glamorous Bond-inspired casino scene. Guests will enjoy party tunes spun by DJ Sharyn Stone and the opportunity to mingle with the fabulous Bingo Verifying Divas - a hilarious bunch of drag queens complete with alluring costumes. Movie-inspired bites from Executive Chef Mackenson Horebe... Read more →

NJ Students named to Dean's List at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, PA (05/30/2019)-- The following students were named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester at Grove City College Matthew Horner, a Finance major, has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester. Matthew is a 2016 graduate of Highland Regional High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Horner (Tacy) from Laurel Springs, NJ. Marc Ebiri, a Physics major, has been named to the Dean's List with Distinction for the Spring 2019 semester. Marc is a 2017 graduate of Homeschool and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tolga Ebiri (Victoria) from Medford, NJ. Tim Coneby, a Business Management major, has been named to the Dean's List with Distinction for the Spring 2019 semester. Tim is a 2016 graduate of Moorestown High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Coneby (Kathleen) from Moorestown, NJ. Johnny Hernick, a... Read more →

“Operation Helping Hand” Offers Substance Abuse Treatment Following Narcan Revival

BURLINGTON, NJ ( new initiative that offers assistance to substance abusers in the moments after they have been revived from an overdose has resulted in dozens of Burlington County residents being connected to addiction treatment services under a grant-funded program dubbed Operation Helping Hand, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today. “Our Office has made it a top priority to combat the drug use epidemic that is taking so many lives – and in particular, so many young lives – in our county,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “We have approached this unprecedented problem with a three-pronged attack that includes education, vigorous enforcement and expanded access to treatment. Operation Helping Hand enhances our ability to offer assistance immediately to those who are willing to accept it and take that first step toward recovery.” Operation Helping Hand is run by the Prosecutor’s Office in partnership with City of Angels, a non- profit recovery... Read more →

Rams Face Trenton Catholic Friday at 3PM

BROOKLAWN, NJ ( 30, 2019)--Gloucester Catholic will face Trenton Catholic in the South Jersey, Non-Public B. sectional finals Friday, at 3 PM at the Joe Barth Field, Browning Road, Brooklawn. The Rams advanced to Friday's game after beating Holy Spirit 10-0 on Wednesday. Lillo Paxia was 1-for-2 with a double, three RBI and a run as top-seeded Gloucester Catholic scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth to defeat fourth-seeded Holy Spirit, 10-0, in the South Jersey, Non-Public B semifinals, according to The South Jersey Times. Michael Racobaldo was 2-for-2 with with two RBI and a run and Greg Iannelli went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run for Gloucester Catholic (19-5), Tyler Cannon was 2-for-3 with two runs and Ryan Nutley went 1-for-4 with two runs and a RBI. Luke Lesch pitched five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Trevor Cohen went 2-for-2... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Reminds Public of Gloucester Township Day Sat.

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ ( annual Gloucester Township Day event will be occurring Saturday June 1st from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm with fireworks at 10:00 pm. A large volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic is expected at this event throughout the day. Motorist may experience delays on Chews Landing Road, Kelly Drivers Lane and Hider Lane during the event. To avoid delays, please seek an alternate route of travel. Don't forget to stop by the GTPD Community Relations Tent with your expired or unused medications for proper disposal in our Medication Drop Box. 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 →

Video/Photos of Coast Guard Rescue of Sailboat Occupants Off NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (May 30, 2019)(— Coast Guard crews rescued a man and woman from a capsized sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic City late Wednesday night. The Coast Guard’s Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, was notified of the vessel’s distress after receiving an alert from the crew’s Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon. Watchstanders called the emergency contact registered with the EPIRB, who said the mariners have been sailing around the world for the past few years on the 55-foot wooden-hull sailboat, Bertie, and the last leg of the trip had been from the Bahamas to New York City. The vessel was outside of range for VHF and cell reception, so watchstanders directed the Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, an Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and an Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules airplane crew to the EPIRB’s location, where the sailboat was found... Read more →

Rolling Thunder 2019: 'This is what The American Legion is'

By Mark Seavey As the National Chairman of the American Legion Riders, Bob Sussan has talked to a lot of Gold Star families, and a lot of riders. And the message he hears from both about Memorial Day and the annual Rolling Thunder demonstration ride is the same: that veterans and the families of veterans simply want to be remembered. Sussan relayed how in talking to the family of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Corey Goodnature, a Chinook pilot from Albert Lea, Minn., it was made explicit: “They told us the biggest fear of a Gold Star family is that their family members sacrifice will be forgotten.” Judging by the turnout numbers for what is currently slated to be the last Rolling Thunder, no one will be forgetting any time soon. The inaugural Rolling Thunder, held in 1983, had 2,000-3,000 bikers, led by a group carrying a banner which read “We... Read more →

One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $59,976 Jackpot in Union County

TRENTON (May 30, 2019)( – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $59,976 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Wednesday, May 29th drawing. The winning numbers were: 02, 06, 10, 11 and 24 and the XTRA number was: 02. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is BP Gas, 125 St. George Ave., Rahway in Union County. Acting Executive Director James Carey said, “We are thrilled that the winning jackpot ticket was sold at BP Gas. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. Overnight, they have become one more ‘lucky location’ for the very fortunate lottery winner.” Carey announced that there were 205,575 tickets purchased for the drawing. By adding XTRA, for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. For correctly matching four of the five numbers drawn,... Read more →

DNREC and Center for the Inland Bays to host Water Family Fest

OCEAN VIEW (May 28, 2019) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will host their first annual Water Family Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at the James Farm Ecological Preserve, 30048 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, DE 19970. Admission is free. This family-friendly event highlights areas each organization works on to improve Delaware’s natural resources including wetlands, water, and recreational shorelines. Visitors will enjoy “feet-wet, hands-dirty fun” through outdoor recreational and educational opportunities, multiple vendors, and native plant giveaways. Wear your best walking shoes to explore hiking trails, wetland Storybook Walks, and the beach, or take the Orienteering Challenge, and even try your hand at kayaking or paddle boarding. Educational exhibits will provide opportunities to explore a variety of environmental topics including seagrass, shellfish, waves, beaches, wetlands, tax ditches, rain gardens, and more. Short talks on topics such... Read more →

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat, 65 miles east of NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ( 30, 2019) — Coast Guard crews rescued a man and woman from a capsized sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic City late Wednesday night. The Coast Guard’s Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, was notified of the vessel’s distress after receiving an alert from the crew’s Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon. Watchstanders called the emergency contact registered with the EPIRB, who said the mariners have been sailing around the world for the past few years on the 55-foot wooden-hull sailboat, Bertie, and the last leg of the trip had been from the Bahamas to New York City. The vessel was outside of range for VHF and cell reception, so watchstanders directed the Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, an Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and an Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules airplane crew to the EPIRB’s location, where the sailboat was... Read more →

NJ News Commons: New Measures Could Tighten State's Gun Laws

This write-up by Matt Arco is a good primer on the gun control measures in the Legislature that might make Gov. Phil Murphy's promise "to be a leader in the fight for common-sense gun safety" actually come true. ( This bill would criminalize acting as a straw purchaser as well as selling, possessing, or transporting a gun without a federal serial number. This bill would expand the crimes — carjacking, making terroristic threats — that, if someone is found guilty, would also make it illegal for them to buy a gun in the state. This bill would require renewal of firearm identification licenses every four years, with proof of graduation from a gun safety course every time. This bill would formalize the tracking of ammunition sales, with reports to the state police. Ammunition sellers would be responsible for confirming purchasers are 21 years old or over, the same legal age... Read more →

A Shooting Threat Closes Winslow High School

UPDATE: Today, at approximately 12 noon, Winslow Middle School Administration notified Winslow Police that they had recovered an air-soft handgun at the Middle School. Officers and Detectives responded back to the Middle School and met with school personnel and a 12y/o male, juvenile in the office. The school personnel turned over a BB handgun, that they had recovered from the juvenile. Upon completion of the investigation, the juvenile was charged and processed for false public alarms and possession of a handgun. This incident is a separate incident and not related to the earlier incident at the High School. *********** WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)--Today, May 30 at approximately 0847hrs the School Resource Officer (SRO) received information from Winslow High School Administration that a threat of a shooting at the High School had been left on a school voicemail number. Winslow High School was immediately placed on a lockdown status as additional... Read more →

McDaniel College Graduate Griffin James Crowley of Cape May Commissioned as Second Lieutenant

WESTMINSTER, MD (05/28/2019)( Griffin James Crowley of Cape May (08204) was one of six McDaniel College graduates commissioned May 24 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Crowley also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies on May 25 from McDaniel. Crowley is a three-year ROTC scholarship recipient. He completed Cadet Initial Entry Training, Cadet Troop Leader Training, Advanced Camp and Airborne School. He also spent a semester abroad in Arabic-speaking Rabat, Morocco. Crowley is going active duty and will attend the Infantry Officer Basic Course in Ft. Benning, Ga. Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, director of the Defense Logistics Agency headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Va., served as the guest speaker at the Commissioning Ceremony at McDaniel College on May 24. Army ROTC has been a tradition at the college since 1919, and the Green Terror Battalion is one of the oldest ROTC... Read more →

2020 Miss America Competition Returns to NBC

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (– May 29, 2019 – NBC and the Miss America Organization announced today that “The 2020 Miss America Competition” will air LIVE on NBC . Discussions are currently underway with potential venues.The date and location of the competition will be announced soon. The scholarship competition returns to NBC, its former home of two decades, with a two-hour telecast that will follow the 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts toward community service and education. The show will continue to highlight a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact. The Miss America Organization has ushered in a new era of progressiveness and inclusiveness, led by an all-female leadership team. “NBC is excited to once again team... Read more →

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates illegal operations

PHILADELPHIA (– The Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and unsafe to the consumer. The Coast Guard is currently investigating and issuing violations to owners of vessels offering unlicensed charter services in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Hiring an unlicensed charter is dangerous because it may not have the proper emergency safety gear, may not have the proper navigation and communication gear, and may not have undergone the proper license exams and inspections, which are put in place to ensure passenger safety. “People paying to take an excursion on the water deserve safe vessels operated by properly licensed individuals,” said Capt. Scott Anderson, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. “Vessel operators who skirt the regulations undercut legitimate licensed operators and put their passengers at risk. Paying customers can play a key role in keeping our waters safe by asking... Read more →

Joanne E. Brooks, of Brooklawn, Cooper Hospital Employee, GHS Alumnus

Brooklawn ( Joanne E. Brooks (nee Phillips), age 65 died on May 27, 2019. Joanne lived in Brooklawn most of her life and graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1972. She worked as a Medical Records Analyst at Cooper Hospital for 39 years. Survived by her son David P. (Ellen) Brooks, grandson David Jr. and siblings Judith (Robert) Wink and Janice (Wayne) Hill, predeceased by her brother John A. Phillips. Friends may greet the family on Friday, May 31 from 12pm - 1pm in the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Memorial service will be at 1pm. Memories may be shared at published | May 30, 2019 Read more →

NJ Residents Graduate from University of Scranton

SCRANTON, PA (05/28/2019)-- ( residents were among more than 850 bachelor's and associate's degree recipients at its undergraduate commencement on May 26 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. '93, G'93, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, served as principal speaker and received an honorary degree from the University. Honorary degrees were also presented to David and Ann Hawk of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and the Hawk Family Foundation; Rev. Matthew Ruhl, S.J., pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Belize; and Rev. Brendan Lally, S.J. '70, rector of the Jesuit Community and chaplain at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Graduates receiving degrees at the ceremony include those who completed their program requirements in August and December of 2018, as well as January and May of 2019. Members of the University's class... Read more →

Stamp Out Hunger collects more than 180,000 pounds of food for  Food Bank of South Jersey

Food Bank of South Jersey Holds 27th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Pennsauken, NJ – May 30, 2019 –The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) recently partnered with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the United States Postal Service (USPS) for Stamp Out Hunger®, the country’s largest single-day food drive. The event collected more than 180,000 pounds for the Food Bank of South Jersey. The FBSJ distributed 200,000 bags to local residents, who supported the drive by filling the bags with non-perishable food items and leaving them next to their mailboxes or on their front porches for their letter carrier to pick up and deliver to the FBSJ. In South Jersey, food insecurity affects nearly 200,000 residents – including 20,000 seniors and 57,000 children. “This drive has truly shown how amazing the South Jersey community is for stepping up and helping their neighbors in need,”... Read more →

Silver Diner Hosts 10th Annual American Collectors Insurance Car Show

CHERRY HILL, NJ – ( support Toys for Tots while showing off your car at the 10th Annual American Collectors Insurance Car Show on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silver Diner, located at 2131 Route 38 in Cherry Hill. The rain date is Sunday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Collectors Insurance is proudly partnering with Toys for Tots for this year’s show. Participants are asked to bring a NEW unwrapped toy to donate to children in need. All collector vehicles are welcome, although space is given on a first come, first served basis. If participants would like to be placed with someone else, it is asked that they arrive together. The show is free to all attendees and trophies will be awarded. All participants will be given a $10 food voucher for Silver Diner. For questions about the show contact American... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care Announces Winner of 2019 Cooper Civic Leadership Award

(Camden, NJ) Nidhi Baxi, an undergraduate biology student at Rutgers University-Camden, was named as the winner of the 2019 Cooper Civic Leadership Award at the Eighth Annual Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement held recently. Cooper University Health Care established the Civic Leadership Award in 2018 to honor a Rutgers University-Camden student who exemplifies outstanding service to the Camden community. “We are proud to honor Nidhi with the Cooper Civic Leadership Award,” said Anthony Welch, Cooper University Health Care’s vice president of government and community relations, who presented the award at the ceremony held on the Rutgers-Camden campus. “Nidhi embodies the spirit of Cooper’s mission to serve, to heal, to educate. She is a role model for other students.” As a student at Rutgers-Camden, Ms. Baxi has participated in the Academic Associates program in Cooper’s Department of Emergency Medicine. She has also served as a tutor and mentor, and has helped... Read more →

NJ Residents Named to Lebanon Valley College Dean's List

ANNVILLE, PA (05/28/2019)-- ( Valley College congratulates more than 650 students named to the Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester. Dean's list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. Local students include: Paul Biagi of Vineland, 08361, is pursuing a bachelor of science in actuarial science. Biagi is a graduate of Saint Augustine Prep School. Marissa Del Tufo of Hammonton, 08037, is pursuing a bachelor of science and doctor of physical therapy in exercise science and physical therapy. Del Tufo is a graduate of Hammonton High School. Cooper Fiadino of Egg Harbor Township, 08234, received a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education. Fiadino is a graduate of Egg Harbor Township High School. Daniel Ford of Shamong, 08088, is pursuing a bachelor of science in digital communications. Ford is a graduate of Seneca High School. Kiersten King of Eastampton, 08060, is... Read more →

OBITUARY: Jacqueline Mary King `of Gloucester City, age 40

Jacqueline Mary King Gloucester City NJ ( On May 24, 2019. Age 40. Beloved daughter of the late Diane Chiccino and Harry Ott. Loving sister of Robert Dale Dietrich and the late Harry Robert King. Cherished aunt of Mariah Marie Dietrich and Brooke and Logan Dietrich Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM in the church. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Jacqueline M. King. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made published | May 29, 2019 Read more →

NJ Residents Graduate from York College

YORK, PA (05/28/2019)-- ( 650 students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on May 18. David Agger of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054) graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. Morgan Brady of Galloway, NJ (08205) graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education. Kristen Catalano of Mullica Hill, NJ (08062) graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary/Special Education. Court Chase of Jobstown, NJ (08041) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Zachary Culp of Clayton, NJ (08312) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. James Downs of Haddon Heights, NJ (08035) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. John Engleman of Moorestown, NJ (08057) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Morgan Fryar of Haddon Heights, NJ (08035) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Mikal Jenkins of... Read more →

Delaware's 33rd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 1

Tournament marks start of National Fishing & Boating Week June 1-9; entry forms online DOVER--( – As part of Delaware’s participation in National Fishing and Boating Week from June 1-9, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold their 33rd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1. The tournament will be held at Ingrams Pond near Millsboro, Akridge Scout Reservation near Camden, and Lums Pond State Park near Bear. The park admission fee at Lums Pond State Park will be waived for tournament participants. The tournament is open to youths ages 4 through 15. An adult must accompany youths under age 12, and contestants must bring their own fishing equipment. Prizes to all participants will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. in three age groups: 4-7, 8-11, and 12-15. The tournament is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to arrive before... Read more →

The Rite Aid Foundation Announces Additional $6 Million Commitment to Folds of Honor

CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--( the Memorial Day weekend, The Rite Aid Foundation announced a three-year, $6 million commitment to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children of military service members who have been killed or seriously wounded while serving our country. This is The Rite Aid Foundation’s third contribution to Folds of Honor. Since 2015, The Foundation has awarded more than $13 million to the organization, including $1.3 million in 2015 and another three-year, $6 million commitment in 2016. Bill Renz, Rite Aid’s senior vice president of category management and marketing and a member of The Rite Aid Foundation Board, announced the latest donation alongside Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor Founder, during the Patriot Cup Invitational, the organization's annual golf tournament and gala that celebrates the nation's heroes and military families and raises funds for Folds of Honor. “We are proud to continue our... Read more →

New Jersey Ranks #1 for Most Homework Excuses

( 30,2019)--The dog ate my homework? That’s so old school. Give American students some credit: They've become more creative when it comes to excuses for either turning in assignments late — or not submitting them at all. But one fact remains — they still need help getting homework done. Consider: Nearly 80% of students say it would be easier for them to complete their homework on time if they could find assistance online. That’s where Brainly [], the world's largest peer-to-peer learning community, can help. Their knowledge-sharing community strives to eliminate the need for excuses altogether by making academic experts readily available and accessible. So, now that the family golden retriever has plummeted in the rankings, who (or what) is getting the blame for missed homework in 2019? Here’s what Brainly's "Homework Excuses" survey of 1,000 students uncovered: Undisclosed family emergency - 28% WiFi/tech issues - 22% Sick child/spouse/relative -... Read more →

Authorities Suspend Search for Plane that Crashed in Ocean near Cape May

CAPE MAY, N.J. —(— The Coast Guard suspended their search for a missing pilot Wednesday evening, which began when a single-engine airplane was seen crashing into the water near Cape May Point, just before noon. The Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police, Cape May Fire Department, Cape May Police, Beach Patrol and Sea Tow all contributed to search efforts on shore, air and sea. Boats and aircraft saturated the surface as divers from the fire department and state police searched below the surface. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders were notified of the incident shortly after the plane crashed and dispatched two boat crews from Station Cape May, a helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City and the Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead. The Federal Aviation Administration and New Jersey State Police will be investigating the cause of the incident. Read more →