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May 2019

Magnolia Resident charged with Possession of Child Pornography

MAGNOLIA, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 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 →


Williamstown Man Charged with Strict Liability Drug Death

WOODBURY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 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 — (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 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 (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 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 - (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Marie 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 →


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

Mt. Ephraim (Gloucestercitynews.net)- 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 →


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 Gloucestercitynews.net | May 31, 2019 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 →


WIN A BOAT OR A TRUCK AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY

Atlantic City, N.J. (May 31, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)-- – 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 hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com 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 →


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 →


KIMPTON HOTEL PALOMAR HOSTS 7th ANNUAL GLAMSINO ROYALE

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 →


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

BURLINGTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--A 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 (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 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 →


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

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (May 30, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)— 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 →


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

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (GloucesterCityNews.net)(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... 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 →


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

Brooklawn (Gloucestercitynews.net)- 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 www.kelleyfhpitman.com. published GloucestercityNews.net | May 30, 2019 Read more →


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

CAPE MAY, N.J. —(Gloucestercitynews.net)— 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 →


OBITUARY: Margaret "Marge" C. Christy, of Brooklawn; GCHS Alumnus, State Employee

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Brooklawn - On May 25, 2019 (nee McQuaid) of Brooklawn, NJ, age 85. She was the beloved mother of Paula Levandowski (Richard), the late Peggy Christy and loving grandmother of Christy Levandowski. She was the dear sister of Theresa Graham (George) and the late Sis Lang (John), Mary Pierman (Sam) Frank and William McQuaid (Rosemary) and is also survived by her dear nieces, nephews, and friends. Marge was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and worked as an Employment Specialist for the State of NJ, retiring with over 20 years of service. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at New St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr. In lieu of flower Marge's family has suggested memorial donations be made... Read more →


OBITUARY: Florence M. Bowers (nee Robinson) Age 63

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 29, 2019)--Florence M. Bowers (nee Robinson), on May 28, 2019, of Barrington, formerly of Runnemede. Age 63. Beloved wife of Kevin. Loving daughter of Florence (nee Ford) and the late James Robinson. Dear sister of Terri Krout (Allen). Also survived by her canine companions Finn and Phoebe. Floss was a very creative and kind person who used her talent for making crafts and crocheting items to benefit others in need through donations made by the church. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral Services are private at the convenience of the family. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Floss’s memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 E. Clements Bridge Rd., Runnemede, NJ 08078. published Gloucestercitynews.net | May 29, 2019 Read more →


Jeffrey N. Winters, of Runnemede

Jeffrey N. Winters, on May 25, 2019, of Runnemede; formerly of Collingswood. Age 47. Cherished son of Susan Shute (Harry) and Anthony Winters (the late Mary). Dear brother of Cheryl Coulter and Anthony Winters, Jr. Jeff grew up in Collingswood and was a Collingswood High School graduate class of 1989. He then attended nursing school and became a registered nurse. He was an avid sports fan and had a passion for music and was a very kind and caring person. Jeff will be dearly missed by his family. Services are private at the request of the family. Read more →


Polly’s Run in 10th Year of Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

Newswise — The 10th Anniversary of Polly’s Run, the largest fundraiser for pancreatic cancer in New Mexico, will take place Sunday, June 2, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. The event will feature a 5K run and walk that starts at 8:30 a.m. and a Kid’s K that starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event has raised over $250,000 over the past ten years and is pushing for $100,000 for its tenth year! This year’s Polly’s Run comes 10 years after the passing of its namesake, Polly Rogers, a healthy non-smoking mother of three boys who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2009, just 11 months after her diagnosis. That year, her sons and best friend started Polly’s Run to honor her memory and to raise money and awareness for pancreatic... Read more →


Authorities Seek Help with Identifying Stabbing Suspect (s)

SICKLERILLE, NJ (MAY 28, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Winslow Township Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect/suspects responsible for an Aggravated Assault- Stabbing which occurred in Lehigh Court, Sicklerville, New Jersey 08081 (Lehigh Manor Estates) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 just before midnight. The unidentified suspect/suspects attacked the 36-year-old adult male victim, who was sitting outside of his residence, stabbing him multiple times. The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Jeremy Jankowski at (856) 580-5950 or Winslow Township Police Department Detective Darren Dogostino at (609) 567-0700 Extension 1214. Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org Read more →


ARCHDIOCESAN HS's GRADUATE THE CLASS OF 2019

Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises scheduled at Catholic high schools throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools are proud to announce their scheduled Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2019. Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they need to not only overcome 21st-century challenges, but also to flourish intellectually, morally, and spiritually. Archdiocesan schools strive to equip saints for life in this world and the next. The 2019 Archdiocesan high school Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercise schedule follows. Please note high schools are listed in alphabetical order. Archbishop John Carroll High School Baccalaureate Mass: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Saint Francis of Assisi Church; 600 Hamilton Street; Norristown, PA 19401 (Montgomery County) Commencement Exercises: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Location: The Dixon Center; Cabrini University; 610 King... Read more →


Anglers can Fish for Free in Delawaren June 1 and 2

DOVER (May 28, 2019) – In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites anglers to fish, crab, and clam in Delaware waters by taking advantage of free fishing days Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, when no fishing license is required for resident or non-resident anglers. Anglers are reminded that even though they do not need a fishing license to fish on June 1 or 2, they are still required to obtain a free Fisherman Identification Network (F.I.N.) number, available online at www.delaware-fin.com or by calling 800-432-9228. Anglers also are required to comply with Delaware’s fishing regulations, including size and daily catch limits. With the exception of Delaware’s annual free fishing weekend, most resident anglers from the ages of 16 through 64 and most non-resident anglers who fish, crab, or clam in Delaware waters are required to purchase a fishing license. Fishing... Read more →


Authorities Seeking North Wildwood Sexual Assault Suspect

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (May 28, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--– Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland along with Chief Matthew Gallagher of the North Wildwood Police Department announce a joint investigation is being conducted of a reported Sexual Assault which occurred on May 21, 2019 in the area of the 500 block of Anglesea Drive, North Wildwood, New Jersey. On May 21, 2019, at approximately 6:27 p.m., the North Wildwood Police Department received a report of a Sexual Assault. The victim reported while walking in the area of the 500 block of Anglesea Drive, an unknown male approached and sexually assaulted the victim. The unknown suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10”, in his 50’s with short brown hair and clean shaven. The male was described as wearing a light gray crew sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, and black sneakers. Prosecutor Sutherland urges anyone who may have information regarding... Read more →


Brooklawn’s Joanne Schwenker Wins Hope’s Soap Gift Basket 

in New Jersey’s Heartland’s Mother’s Day Giveaway (VINELAND, NJ – May 28, 2019) – Joanne Schwenker (photo) of Brooklawn, NJ, was the Lucky New Jersey’s Heartlander to win a beautifully-designed Mother’s Day gift basket provided by Hope’s Soap. Hope’s Soap is located within The Spot Marketplace on 618 E. Landis Avenue in Vineland. In addition to its natural, handmade soaps, Hope’s Soap features vintage antiques, gently used furniture, one-of-a-kind items, jewelry, crystals, plus much more. For additional information about entertainment venues and family fun in New Jersey’s Heartland, or to learn about and enter promotional prize and ticket giveaways, visit NJHeartland.org. IMG_0080.jpg: Joanne Schwenker of Brooklawn, NJ, displays the Hope’s Soap Gift Basket that she won in New Jerseys Heartland’s Mother’s Day Giveaway. ABOUT NEW JERSEY’S HEARTLAND Understanding the role financial stability plays in strengthening Whole Families, the Pascale Sykes Foundation funded the creation of New Jersey’s Heartland as part... Read more →


Shirley 'Pat' Sutherland, of Westville

Shirley "Pat" Sutherland (nee Asay), aged 73, of Westville, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2019. Wife of the late William "Bill" Sutherland Jr., beloved mother of William "Bill" Sutherland III (Sandy) and Tracy Gilman, and grandmother of Aaron (Chelsea) Gilman, Alexander Gilman, Michael (Brittany) Rowe, John (Tiffany) Rowe, Daniel Rowe, Omar Sutherland, Victor Sutherland, Stephen Sutherland II, and great-grandmother of 9. Also survived by her brothers Stephen Asay and Antonio Turin; son in law Daniel Rowe; daughter in law Maria Sutherland; step daughter Debra Sutherland and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen "Dawn" Rowe, and her son, Stephen Sutherland. She was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, National Gold Star Mothers, and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a graduate of Pitman High School, and a retired Gloucester County employee. She enjoyed gardening, loved children and animals. Visitation Thursday May... Read more →


Howard A. Shomo Jr. Bellmawr, age 65; Police Officer & Volunteer Fireman

(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 28, 2019)--Howard A. Shomo, Jr., 65, of Bellmawr passed away Monday, May 20, 2019. He started his career in law enforcement with the Brooklawn Police Department as a Police Officer where he went on to Westville Police Department, retiring as Sergeant after 26 years of service. As teenager and early adulthood he was a volunteer firefighter with Niagara Fire Company in Merchantville. Later he went on to be a volunteer firefighter with the Westville Fire Company, and also became involved in the Westville Lions Club. He spent great deal of time volunteering at Westville Little League where he held many positions, including being a coach on his boy's teams. Through the years he provided inspiration and guidance to those who crossed his path, and was always willing to lend a hand or be there in a time of need. Howard enjoyed playing his guitar, playing softball, fishing, horseback riding,... Read more →


Alvin B. Collins Sr. Woodbury, N.J.

Alvin B. Collins, Sr., age 83, of Woodbury, NJ, departed this life on May 22, 2019. He's survived by many loving family and friends. Service will be held 11am Fri., May 31, 2019 at Victory in Christ Christian Center, 1055 Delsea Dr., Westville, NJ, Viewing 9-11am. Interment: Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Mt. Royal, NJ. Arr. by Bagwell Funeral Home, Penns Grove, NJ. Bagwell Funeral Home 131 S. Broad St. Penns Grove, NJ 08069 Read more →


Beware of Baker's Channel This Summer

Baker's Channel image courtesy of https://www.delaware-surf-fishing.com DOVER (May 24, 2019) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section advises boaters traveling in the Inland Bays over Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer to be alert when navigating in Baker’s Channel. The channel extends from Rehoboth Bay to Indian River Bay around the eastern side of the island known as Lynch’s Thicket. The entrance to Baker’s Channel in Rehoboth Bay between Channel Marker 1 and the gate at Markers 3 and 4 is very shallow at low tide. There is only about 1.5 feet of water at low tide for boaters to navigate. This portion of Baker’s Channel is scheduled to be dredged later this year as part of the Massey’s Ditch maintenance dredging project. Read more →


Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program

DOVER (May 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net) – DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, through a partnership with the boating safety nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation, announced today the launch of a Life Jacket Loaner Program for boaters operating in Delaware. To avoid ending a boating voyage on Delaware waterways when boaters are found without legally-required life jackets, officers will have loaner life jackets in sizes Infant to Adult XL onboard their patrol vessels for the public to borrow and return. Delaware law requires all vessel owners/operators to carry a readily-accessible, properly-sized life jacket for each person onboard, and that all children 12 years old and younger aboard a vessel of any type wear a life jacket while the vessel is underway. All personal watercraft (PWC) operators and passengers, irrespective of age, must wear a life jacket while a PWC is underway. Since 2008, the Sea Tow Foundation has distributed more than 40,000 life... Read more →


Jet Drive Exchange Offers Boating With Perks

MediaWize May 2019 TJ Heist, owner of the boat and jet ski club Jet Drive Exchange in Ocean City, takes out one of the boats members will enjoy this summer. (Courtesy TJ Heist) By Maddy Vitale A family vacation to the Jersey Shore would be even better if a boat came with the hotel, beach badges and ride passes. But what if it was possible to rent a boat during a weeklong adventure, or better still, for the entire summer. TJ Heist, owner of Jet Drive Exchange in Ocean City, thought about that and has it all figured out. For 60 percent less than the cost of owning a boat, and for 100 percent less hassle, people can join his boat and jet ski club. For a one-time activation fee and a cost anywhere from $600 to $2,000, a family of four or more can rent a boat for the... Read more →


The FBI & Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment Join Together for Training

(gloucestercitynews.net)--Although set up as a friendly training and networking event, the Marines and FBI National Academy students who gathered at the field house of the FBI Training Academy—which is situated on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia—on May 22, 2019, were put through their paces. Divided into groups, they rotated through six grueling stations of high-intensity exercise, including pull-ups, kettlebell carries, weighted sled pulls, and a high-stakes memory game that had participants holding a six-minute plank as their teammates tried to match game pieces—push-ups were doled out as a penalty for failing to find a matching pair. The remarkable display of strength, endurance, teamwork, and grit was made even more remarkable by the Marines who participated. As members of the Wounded Warrior Regiment, each had suffered an injury or illness in the line of duty and was working through a process of recovery. “When a Marine has injuries—combat related... Read more →


Angelo Rivera Sr., of Woodbury, age 55

Angelo Rivera, Sr. of Woodbury, New Jersey, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was aged 55 years. Ang will be fondly remembered as a friendly, outgoing guy with a great sense of humor. He worked as an assistant manager for Sunoco in the New Jersey Turnpike. Away from his work, Ang enjoyed trying his hand at lady luck on his weekly trips to the casinos with Marisol. He was all about all things Star Trek & Star Wars and even passed through Area 51 on a trip to Las Vegas. Ang enjoyed great conversation and was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him He is the beloved husband of Marisol (nee Roman ); loving father of Angelo Jr. and Alexander Rivera; cherished son of Felix & Magddana (nee Sanchez) Rivera; dear... Read more →


Memorial Day Weekend Recap at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. (May 27, 2019)--(gloucestercitynews.net) – Memorial Day Weekend was amplified at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Friday morning, blasted off in style with WCBS-FM’s Scott Shannon In The Morningwelcoming guests to performances by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band and local artists, Work In Progress featuring Gaten Matazzaro from the Netflix series Stranger Things. Friday afternoon, the beach bar was open for business to kick off the summer, while on the Boardwalk, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City partnered with Steel Pier and Resorts to take part in the launch of the Hero Campaign in Atlantic City this summer with a press conference launching the Herotini Challenge, where each property prepared their own Mocktail. The Hero Campaign focuses on securing safe rides to guests from bar to bar. Saturday night, Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms rocked Sound Waves on the first night of their... Read more →


*Gloucester County offers free monthly eye screenings

(Sewell, NJ) – The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that free eye screenings are available to all residents. Services are offered once a month at the Gloucester County Health Department at 204 East Holly Avenue in Sewell. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "There are many residents that do not have the funds or insurance to cover an eye exam. With the Free Eye Screening program, all you need to do to become eligible is make an appointment." Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Gloucester County Department of Health, said “We are pleased to partner with the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired to offer this free service to the residents of Gloucester County.” Screenings are free of charge. Children from the age of 4 to 17 are welcome but require the signature of a parent or guardian. Appointments are required for the screenings. To... Read more →


Officer Down: K9 Eli, Dies of Heat Exhaustion Tracking a Suspect

K9 Eli Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 2019 K9 Eli, a 9-year-old male Belgian Malinois died after suffering heat exhaustion while tracking a fleeing suspect in the area of North Crestview Drive SW and Grayson Parkway at approximately 3:00 pm Gwinnett County officers were assisting Snellville officers with a vehicle pursuit. K9 Eli was deployed to track the suspect when the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot. K9 Eli was rushed to a local emergency veterinarian when he started to show signs of distress 30 minutes into the track. His condition deteriorated at the vet and he passed away. K9 Eli had served with the Gwinnett County Police Department for eight years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published gloucestercitynews.net | May 26, 2019 Read more →


Camden City Resident Teron Furman Dies After Being Shot at 6th & Sycamore Streets

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (May 27, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide that occurred in the city. The Camden County Police Department was made aware of two ShotSpotter activations near the 1100 block of South 6th Street and near the 600 block of Sycamore Street on May 26, 2019, at approximately 4:03 p.m. A short time later, they received reports of a male who was taken to Virtua Hospital in Camden suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. When officers arrived at the hospital, they learned that Teron Furman, 26, of Camden, had succumbed to his injuries at approximately 4:31 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and there is no further information being released at this time. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kevin Courtney at (856)... Read more →


Leonard E. Krwawecz of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City

On May 21, 2019 of Deptford, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ, age 57. He was the loving son of the late Anthony and Louisa Krwawecz, loving brother of John Krwawecz (Gloria Beinlich) and Melody Sinn (Bill) and dear nephew of Louise Hammonds. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Bill & Dorothy Sinn, Tony & Catherine Sinn, great nieces & nephews William, Ariela, Nathan, Lleyna, Juliette, Hailey and his long time friend, Jim Carr. Leonard loved visiting his sister’s house and was an active member of the Highland Park Church of God in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Leonard’s funeral services will be held 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Park in Pennsauken. In lieu of flowers his family would appreciate... Read more →


CASE UPDATE: Additional Sexual Assault Charges against Dr. William Vollmar

HARRISBURG Pa. (gloucestercitynews.net)--— Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced additional sexual assault charges against Lancaster County sports medicine doctor William Vollmar. These charges are a result of a sixth victim coming forward to report that Vollmar, 55, of Willow Street, sexually assaulted him during treatment. The victim contacted state police after charges were filed against Dr. Vollmar last week for abusing four other patients. The sixth victim began seeing Dr. Vollmar while he was an athlete on the Lampeter Strasburg High School Track and Field team. He reported that during sports massages at Vollmar’s residence between 1996 and 1997, the doctor began performing oral sex on him without his consent. “I’m grateful to the brave survivors who have come forward about the abuse they experienced at the hands of Dr. Vollmar,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “The voices of victims are law enforcement’s most powerful weapon to deliver justice. This... Read more →


CASE UPDATE: Claire Risoldi Sentenced to Prison Time, $10.4 Million in Restitution

HARRISBURG Pa (gloucestercitynews.net)--— Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Claire Risoldi, 71, of Doylestown, was sentenced to 11 ½ – 23 months in prison followed by 8 years of probation for masterminding an insurance fraud scheme gloucestercitynews.net graphic files worth $13 million. She was also ordered to pay $10.4 million in restitution, including proceeds from her “Clairemont” estate sale. Risoldi was convicted in February 2019 by a jury of numerous felony charges including dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, insurance fraud, theft by deception, attempted theft by deception and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. These charges were the result of a Grand Jury investigation. “This defendant masterminded a multi-million dollar insurance fraud scheme to fund her own excessive lifestyle,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “Insurance fraud harms all Pennsylvanians—the costs trickle down to consumers and inflate rates for everyone else. Insurance fraud costs the average U.S. family between $400... Read more →


Banned Pesticide Implicated in Poisoning of Bald Eagles on Eastern Shore

(gloucestercitynews.net)(May, 2019)---The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are working together to address the continued illegal use of carbofuran—a banned pesticide that has been implicated in recent poisoning events in Kent and Talbot counties that have killed at least seven bald eagles and one horned owl. This is the latest in a string of incidents that date back to February 2016, when 13 bald eagles were poisoned under similar circumstances in Caroline County. “We are all very troubled by the continued use of this highly toxic banned pesticide,” said Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “Carbofuran has been banned for a reason, and this trend of wildlife poisonings on the Eastern Shore is unacceptable. I urge anyone still in possession of carbofuran to contact our pesticide regulation section immediately and arrange for proper disposal.” “We are extremely concerned about the death of these magnificent birds, including... Read more →


Pennsylvania Republican Party Week in Review

(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 27, 2019)--It was an incredible week for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and it’s never been a better time to be a Republican! The week started off with President Donald Trump coming to Montoursville to support now-Congressman-elect Fred Keller and tell Pennsylvania and the rest of the country what we already know: Pennsylvania will deliver for Donald Trump in 2020 just like it did in 2016. I had the great pleasure of leading the pre-program event for the President’s visit where I was able to talk about the promises made, promises kept agenda the President has implemented in the last two-and-a-half years and why Republicans have the right message to lead the country in the face of the ever-increasing socialist left. Tuesday was primary election night and I’m proud to say Republicans won big all over Pennsylvania, up and down the ticket. Together, we sent Fred Keller to Congress... Read more →


Edmund C. Feather of Norfolk, Va.

Norfolk, Virginia - Suddenly, On May 20, 2019. Age 57. Loving father of Jenna Feather. Predeceased by his daughters Alison and Melissa. Beloved Son of Eva May Sharpe (nee St. Pierre) and the late Norman Harvey Feather. Cherished Step-Son of the late Thomas Sharpe. Dear Brother of Joe Feather (Marlene), Sue Bomberger, Patti (Frank) Wasko and Michael Feather. Survived by his former spouse, Carol Feather (nee Wasko). Visitation and Memorial Service will be held at a future date. Cremation is private at the request of the family. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Edmund C. Feather. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 published gloucestercitynews.net | May 26, 2019 Read more →


Carolyn T. Moore of Deptford, formerly of Haddon Hts.

Carolyn T. Zappley-Moore, Deptford, New Jersey, formerly of Haddon Heights, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019. Beloved partner to Robert Covely and the Covely family. Survived by her son, Gregory A. Zappley (Annamarie) and predeceased by her granddaughter Nicole Marie; son Jeffrey L. Moore (Jennifer); grandchildren, Benjamin, Timothy and Jessica; sister, Theresa Scott Rose (Lou); brother, Peter L. Scott (Joan); and nephew Kevin. And we must not forget her four-legged companion, Prince. Carolyn had various business positions. She enjoyed working with her associates and had many friends. She loved to garden and participate in her community. Family and friends are invited to attend Carolyn’s visitation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 8:30AM-10:00AM at the McGuinness Funeral Home in Washington Twp. 573 Egg Harbor Rd. Sewell, NJ 08080. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 500 Greentree Rd.in Glassboro, NJ. Interment... Read more →


Marie C. Whittick of Gloucester Twp., formerly of Oaklyn

On May 16, 2019 (nee Moll) of Gloucester Twp., formerly of Oaklyn, NJ, age 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul S. Whittick, loving mother of Joseph P. Whittick (Camille), Regina M. Coker (Edward), and the late Paul M. Whittick and dear sister of Eileen Prusienski (Andy), Geraldine Gaines (Don) and the late Doris Licalzi (late Jasper). She is also survived by her dear grandchildren, Cecelia, Francis, Anthony, Charlotte, Megan, Justine and Jade. Services were under the direction of the Creran Funeral Home, Oaklyn. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. published gloucestercitynews.net | May 26, 2019 Read more →


Janet K. Flemming of Gloucester City; Worked at PNC Bank and Heritages

Janet K. Flemming Gloucester City - On May 24, 2019. Age 71. Loving mother of Michael J. Montis and Michele Kidd. Cherished grandmother of Nathaniel, Kieran, Leland and Marshall Kidd. Beloved sister of Ida Natale, Barbara Verna and Mary Ann DiCicco. Predeceased by her mother, Ida H. Flemming and siblings, Daniel Flemming and Elizabeth “Betty” Cassidy. Janet was a resident of Gloucester City since 1977 having been raised in Camden, where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She worked over 20 years at PNC Bank in Moorestown and Heritage’s in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 29th at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment will follow in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1415 Route 70,... Read more →


53-Year-Old Philadelphia Woman Stabbed To Death in Camden City

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (May 26, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in Camden City on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Camden County Police responded to reports of an unconscious female inside of a residence on the 2800 block of Wayne Avenue in Camden at approximately 8:44 p.m. When officers arrived they located the victim, Eileen Brown, 53, of Philadelphia, on the ground suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation into the stabbing is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Brad Redrow at (856) 225-8643 or Camden County Police Detective Sean Miller at (856) 757-7042. Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org. Released Sunday May 26, 2019. RELATED: CAMDEN CITY Camden City A Giant Black Hole for Taxpayers Money Crime... Read more →


Officer Down: Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez Murdered Trying to Help His Friend

Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez Manatí Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 2019 PUERTO RICO (gloucestercitynews.net)--Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez, age 37, was shot and killed while intervening in a carjacking attempt while off duty. He and a friend had gone to a club on PR 686, in Vega Baja, not realizing it was closed. When they arrived in the parking lot, they were confronted by three masked men who demanded their car keys. His friend relinquished his keys but Officer Marrero-Martínez identified himself and drew his weapon. He shot and killed one of the subjects in an exchange of gunfire. A second subject then shot him in the back and arm. The two remaining subjects then fled the scene. Officer Marrero-Martínez had served with the Manatí Municipal Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial... Read more →