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May 2019

Rep. Jeff Van Drew Calls to Finalize Investigations

(Mays Landing, NJ)(Gloucestercitynews.net)-- – Today Congressman Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) delivered the following statement: “I have had the opportunity to speak to the people of South Jersey. I have held Tele-Town Halls, gone to countless events, and met with thousands of the individuals who make up our community. Through this, there is one thing that has become predominantly clear to me: We must finalize these investigations and bring all of this to a conclusion in a timely manner. The people are exhausted with the bad gift that keeps on giving: the Mueller Report. They are tired of the investigations. They... Read more →


Delaware Riverkeeper Network Claims LNG Cover Up

Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ; In a scathing letter sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps), US Coast Guard, and state image source shuttlestock environmental regulatory agencies, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network asserts there has been a failure to disclose to the public a proposal, currently being reviewed and approved by multiple agencies, to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the Gibbstown Logistics Center located in Gibbstown, Greenwich Township, New Jersey. According to the letter the Delaware Riverkeeper Network learned of the LNG export proposal by communicating with various... Read more →


Why is it Still Fashionable to Read? 

(May 29, 2019)--Science supports the idea that reading is ideal for good health. Unfortunately, not many people value the tradition of reading. A lot of individuals admit to not reading books often, and this is a worrying trend. Books are filled with wisdom and are a fountain of knowledge. You need this to not only jog your brain but also learn more. Research alludes that people who read books are poised to have a better life and health than those who don't and are better placed in society. At least, this should give you the impetus to get into the... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: SDA REVERSE ENGINEERED JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Here's what political columnist Charles Stile calls a "dispatch from the bottom of the SDA patronage pit": According to data and documents obtained by NorthJersey.com, months ago — amid swirling pressure from lawmakers and the public that caused its CEO to resign last month — the state's Schools Development Authority tried to write job descriptions for more than a dozen people who were already on the payroll. "It appears the authority is still formulating the job descriptions," Dustin Racioppi writes. (NorthJersey.com) MURPHY HOLDS GUNS ROUNDTABLE POST MASS SHOOTING On Friday, ten people in Trenton were injured after a gunman opened... Read more →


OBITUARY: Tatiana Bitman of Voorhees

Voorhees (Gloucestercitynews.net)– On May 25, 2019 at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ. Loving mother of Elena Bitman. Predeceased by her husband, Anatoly Bitman. Relatives and friends are invited to her graveside service on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM in Section B of Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken, NJ. Immediately following the service, family and friends will gather at Tatiana’s home in Voorhees. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Tatiana Bitman. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142 published GloucestercityNews.net | May 29, 2019 Read more →


NJ2AS Delivers Victory for Jackson Township Residents! Is Your Town Next?

Posted by Alexander Roubian 790sc on May 29, 2019 · source https://www.nj2as.org Last night we achieved our first victory in Operation Establish Compliance X and brought Jackson township into compliance with New Jersey law. This victory would not have happened without the support of NJ2AS members. Will you help us build momentum for our next victory? As we recently shared, Jackson Township Chief of Police Matthew Kunz was requiring Jackson residents to submit fingerprints every two years in order to obtain subsequent firearms permits, even though state law only requires submitting fingerprints once. Last night NJ2AS attended the Jackson Township... Read more →


OBITUARY: Victoria M. "Vicky" Orsino of Gloucester City, age 85

Victoria M. "Vicky" Orsino Gloucester City (Gloucestercitynews.net)- age 85, passed away on May 23, 2019. She was born to the late Frank and Mary (nee Amato) Morelli in Philadelphia, PA. Vicky was a long time and dedicated member of Sacred Heart Church. She was also a member of St. Joachim Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing dominos and going to bible study. Vicky was involved in various church and community activities throughout the years. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Vicky is predeceased by her husband, George Orinso, Sr.; brother, Vincent Morelli; sister, Rachel Romano;... 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... Read more →


Yorklyn Day Festival celebrating community Sunday, June 2 

YORKLYN (May 28, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net) – The third annual Yorklyn Day Festival, sponsored by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, will be held 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2 in Yorklyn. The event is a partnership between DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, the Center for Creative Arts, the Marshall Steam Museum, Yorklyn Pool, and Dew Point Brewing Co. At the new Auburn Valley State Park, the Marshall Mansion and Marshall Steam Museum will be open from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., with steam car and miniature train rides, and mansion tours. The Wilmington & Western Railroad’s Doodlebug train will be... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Governor Murphy and Teva Pharmaceuticals

Dear Friends Obviously, Governor Phil Murphy and his team didn’t do their homework when they approved a $40 million tax incentive dealfor Teva Pharmaceuticals to come to Parsippany-Troy Hills. Amazingly, the record-breaking $512 million settlement referenced in the headline above was done in 2015. Who in their right mind would want to give taxpayer dollars to a company harming people all over America? You may have seen my earlier email about how Teva just settled with the state of Oklahoma for $85 million without admitting it played a key role in the opioid epidemic -- an issue near and dear... 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... Read more →


THIRD TIME MAY BE THE CHARM FOR NEW JERSEY LOTTERY PLAYERS

May 25th Powerball Drawing Produce One NJ New Millionaire May 28th Mega Millions Drawing Saw Another NJ New Millionaire TRENTON (May 29, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net) – The statement, “the third time’s the charm,” just might prove true for the New Jersey player who has a ticket for tonight’s $444,000,000 Powerball drawing. It’s a winning climate in the Garden State, with two recent million dollar winners from the multi-state games: one from the Saturday, May 25th Powerball drawing and another from Tuesday, May 28th Mega Millions drawing. In addition, one lucky player won the May 26th $870,825 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot. Don’t miss... Read more →


Congressional Candidate Josh Duvall Urges Democrats to Get Back to Work

ROBERT MUELLER'S SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION IS OVER. IT IS TIME FOR CONGRESS TO GET BACK TO WORK. CHERRY HILL - (gloucestercitynews.net)--NJ CD-1 GOP candidate Josh Duvall released the following statement: “Today, per his public statement, Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation is over. He has closed his office and returned to private life. The publicly released investigative report into Russian interference in the 2016 election is available here: https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf for all the world to see.” “The Democrat controlled House of Representatives now has a choice: begin impeachment proceedings based on the Special Counsel report, or start working on policies and proposals... 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 →


DeCroce: Democrats reject Republican effort to help parents save more for college

TRENTON, N.J. (May 28, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--–Assembly Republican BettyLou DeCroce pressured Democrats to increase a proposed income-tax deduction for contributions to NJBEST, the state-sponsored college savings account. For two years, Assemblywoman DeCroce and Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco and Ned Thomson have sponsored bill A1405 that would allow a deduction up to $15,000 for married couples and individuals making up to a certain income limit. “College costs are a great concern of everyone. I believe the taxpayers need greater support than this bill provides,” said DeCroce (R-Morris). “College costs are going to increase and we all know that. I would like the caucus... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: It Just … Happened!

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet (gloucestercitynews.net)(May 29, 2019)--It just happened, you know? One of those serendipitous coincidences that occur when planets line up or you foolishly store oily rags together. It just … happened. Ardis Richardson was looking through the Soup ‘R Market for an egg beater for her mom. Not the electric kind. The turn-the-handle kind. She picked one up and tried it out, causing the friendly little metallic whir that good egg beaters make. What was serendipitous, however, was Anita Campbell not six feet away in the next row thumping pumpkins. As Anita thumped and Ardis whirred, they got... Read more →


Scudder Falls Bridge Tolls Will Worsen Traffic, Pollution

gloucestercitynews.net (May 29,2019)--Drivers using the Scudder Falls Bridge between Mercer County and Bucks County, Pa. on I-295 will begin paying a toll sometime around July 10. Drivers with E-Z Pass will have a $1.25 toll taken from their account. Other drivers will have their license plates scanned and be billed $2.60 by mail. There will be no toll booths. The tolls enacted by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission are intended to help fund an ongoing $534 million project to replace the bridge. “Coming soon to Scudder Falls Bridge on I-295 are tolls that will create even more traffic... Read more →


VISIT PHILADELPHIA Announces New Summer Marketing Initiatives

Advertising Efforts Concentrated In New York, Washington, DC & Philadelphia DMAs (gloucestercitynews.net)--Today VISIT PHILADELPHIA® announced a major summer-long marketing effort designed to get leisure travelers to visit Philadelphia and stay overnight from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Highlights include the debut of the Filadelfia – You Gotta Feel It marketing campaign directed at the Latinx market, the second-largest and second-fastest-growing ethnic population in the country, and two new TV commercials that will run in markets from Washington, DC to Hartford, Connecticut. The region’s tourism marketing agency will deploy an integrated approach that uses its website, social media properties and public... 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... Read more →


Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in 25 Deer in Western Maryland

More than 10,000 deer tested in Maryland since 1999 – only 52 returned as positive (gloucestercitynews.net)--The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that 25 white-tailed deer sampled in Allegany and Washington counties during 2018 tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological disease found in deer and elk. Twenty-two of the positive samples came from within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area while three samples came from Washington County Harvest Management Unit 251 adjacent to the current disease area. The department has tested deer for chronic wasting disease since 1999, and more than 10,000 deer have been tested... Read more →


U.S. Coast Guard Academy Graduates 240 Newly Commissioned Officers

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement 2019 NEW LONDON, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduated 240 newly commissioned officers May 22, including 34 Asian American graduates which is the highest number in Academy history. The cadets, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and commissions as Coast Guard officers, will serve as leaders in a variety of roles in units across the nation. U.S. National Security Advisor Ambassador John R. Bolton served as the guest speaker for the event. “Soon, with the help of the new polar security cutter, the Coast Guard will lead the way in asserting American leadership... 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... Read more →


Quit Smoking for World No Tobacco Day. Stay Quit with Monday

Newswise (gloucestercitynews.net)— NEW YORK – On Friday, May 31st, the World Health Organization will ask smokers worldwide to put down their cigarettes for World No Tobacco Day by highlighting the impact tobacco has on lung health. While this event will spur smokers to quit smoking for the day, many will find it difficult to quit for good. Studies reveal that it may take as many as 30 attempts to quit before giving up smoking completely. To increase the odds for success, researchers suggest using every Monday as a weekly opportunity to quit and stay quit. A Monday-centric program breaks down... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


NJ Students Named to Lehigh U Dean's List

BETHLEHEM, PA (gloucestercitynews.net)(05/28/2019)-- Students at Lehigh University attained Dean's List in Spring 2019. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. Thomas Bolte of Moorestown, (08057) Kara Bonner of Medford, (08055) Briana Boulton of Riverton, (08077) Mackenna Brody of Woodstown, (08098) Jacob Brown of Voorhees, (08043) Elizabeth Buck of Marlton, (08053) Larissa Chow of Hainesport, (08036) Kendall Coughlin of Moorestown, (08057) Andrew Dintino of Marlton, (08053) Brad Edgerton of Roebling, (08554) Ryan Ferdinand of Merchantville, (08109) Ann Foley of Merchantville, (08109) Conor Gaffney... Read more →


One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $870,825 Jackpot in Burlington County

TRENTON (May 28, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $870,825 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, May 26th drawing. The winning numbers were: 10, 14, 38, 40 and 42 and the XTRA number was: 03. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is Quick Shop Food Market, 601 Beverly Rancocas Rd., Willingboro in Burlington County. Acting Executive Director James Carey said, “We are thrilled that the winning jackpot ticket was sold at Quick Shop Food Market. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. Overnight, they... Read more →


Sugarhouse Casino's Online Sports Betting a Game-Charger for Pa.

gloucestercitynews.net graphic files With launch of online sports betting, Pennyslvania should enjoy rapid growth as more sportsbooks hit market, according to PlayPennsylvania.com (LAS VEGAS) (gloucestercitynews.net)-— The fledgling Pennsylvania sports betting market is about to change forever with the launch of online sports betting, which will inject millions into the state’s sportsbooks. The race to be the first online sportsbook to launch in the Keystone State ended Tuesday with SugarHouse Casino’s entry into the market, the first of what will likely be several Pennsylvania sports betting apps and sites to go live soon, according to analysts from PlayPennsylvania.com. “There is no... Read more →


3 Charged In Million-Dollar Elder Fraud Scheme

Defendants Accessed Their Victims’ Computers Without Authorization, Caused Them to Malfunction and Lured the Victims’ Into Purchasing Phony Computer Repair Services (gloucestercitynews.net)--Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Gregory W. Ehrie, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Newark Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of a criminal Complaint in Manhattan federal court charging GUNJIT MALHOTRA, GURJEET SINGH, and JAS PAL with participating in a conspiracy that for several years exploited elderly victims by remotely accessing their computers and convincing victims to pay for computer support services they did... Read more →


NY: MEASLES TRIGGERS RARE PUBLIC HEALTH TRAVEL BAN

This month, state health officials twice alerted the public of possible measles exposure at Newark Airport. 12 of the 14 reported cases in New Jersey are in Ocean County, where there is a culture of aversion to (or denial of) vaccinations in Orthodox Jewish communities. On Sunday, New York officials confirmed that they worked with federal authorities in order to prevent two people who were exposed to the measles from flying. Eight people across five states voluntarily canceled their travel plans — if they had pushed back, they would have been placed on a federal no-fly list, the Washington Post... 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,... 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... Read more →


Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice to Host Meet-the-Artists Open House

June 11 event will feature new Art of Healing exhibit at Samaritan Center at Voorhees Marlton, NJ (gloucestercitynews.net)– Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice will host a Meet-the-Artists Open House for its new exhibit Art of Healing on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, located at 265 Route 73 South, Voorhees, NJ. This free event gives attendees the opportunity to view the new exhibit, interact with the artists, tour the facility, and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit, which runs through the fall, features the work of four local South Jersey/Philadelphia artists: Lisa Brown of... 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 →


Camden County Clerk Candidate Rena Margulis Calls for Investigation

gloucestercitynews.net (May 28, 2019)--Camden County Clerk Candidate Rena Margulis (photo) calls upon N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to investigate disqualification of Primary Election candidates by the Office of Camden County Clerk Joseph Ripa, other ballot issues Previously undisclosed Camden County Prosecutor’s investigative report did not substantiate candidate “fraud” charge brought by the Camden County Democratic Committee (CCDC) and Freeholders Carmen Rodriguez and Ed McDonnell against primary challenger, yet Deputy Clerk John Schmidt granted their request to disqualify candidates anyway. On April 10, 2019 Camden County Deputy Clerk John Schmidt, disqualified “Democrats of Camden County” freeholder candidates Jennifer O’Donnell and Michael... Read more →


Democrats Now Opposed to Safe Neighborhoods?

source NRA-ILA Ever since taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have been waging an unprecedented assault on the Second Amendment. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.), the caucus has been an entity in virtual lock-step promoting a laundry list of today’s most popular anti-gun proposals. Whether it is banning semi-automatic firearms and placing limitations on magazine capacities, pushing “universal” background checks, imposing potentially endless waiting periods, or trying to use financial institutions to drive their political agenda, anti-gun Democrats are looking to exploit every opportunity they can to promote their attacks on our freedoms. At every step,... Read more →


NEPARC Celebrating 20th Anniversary at Stockton

The Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NEPARC) is dedicated to the conservation of herpetofauna – reptiles and amphibians – and their habitats. Come celebrate their 20th year at Stockton University in Galloway July 17-19. Online Registration Deadline: July 3 Student registration: $90 Regular registration: $120 Register NOW! Draft Agenda (pdf) All registrants receive a free meeting t-shirt and tote bag this year! The deadline for submission of abstracts to be considered for oral presentations is May 31. Poster abstract deadline is: June 14. For more information, please visit the NEPARC Next Meeting page. Attention Students: A total of... Read more →


Jennifer Hudson, Meghan Trainor Headline Philadelphia's July 4th Finale

The 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival Culminates on July Fourth in a Concert Featuring Jennifer Hudson and Meaghan Trainor. PHILADELPHIA PA (gloucestercitynews.net)--On July 4, 2019, the grand finale of Philadelphia’s multiday Wawa Welcome America Festival (June 29-July 4) will feature a free concert by American music icons Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor. The Live Nation-produced performance takes place from 7-10 p.m. on the steps of the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art and culminates in the largest of the festival’s three fireworks shows. Jennifer Hudson: Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author Jennifer Hudson got her start... Read more →


American Legion Post 331 represents both Avalon and Stone Harbor

American Legion Post 331 represents both Avalon and Stone Harbor, but also includes many members from outside the area. The Post occupies the old Tatham Life Saving Station, the oldest building in Stone Harbor, and is dedicated to the memory of PFC Stephen C. Ludlam, of Stone Harbor, New Jersey (1925-1945). Stephen was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross (our nation's 2nd highest award) and Purple Heart for heroic action during the Battle of the Colmar Pocket in World War II. Murals in the building depict the history of the building, use of life saving equipment during the 1900s... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


*Brooklawn Partners with Rite-Aids KidCents Program/Project Medicine Drop

BROOKLAWN, NJ (gloucestercitynews.net)--The Borough of Brooklawn, in partnership with Rite-Aids KidCents Program, is proud to announce they are now participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Project Medicine Drop. You can anonymously drop off old expired medications, medications you no longer use, and other drugs. Whenever the Borough building is open to the public you can dispose of your unwanted medication/drugs at your convenience. The mailbox style drop-box is located in the Borough Hall, just to the right as you walk in. You do not have to check-in with the police department, just deposit into the box as you would a... 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... Read more →


Complaint filed against Jackson Twp. Police for violating NJ firearm laws

source: New Jersey Second Admendment Society OCEAN COUNTY, NJ--(gloucestercitynews.net)--Regardless of what anyone thinks about the Second Amendment, we should all agree that the job of law enforcement is to image source The Daily Beast uphold and enforce the law. Many law enforcement officers do just that. Some, like Jackson Township Chief of Police Matthew Kunz, have decided to place their personal feelings and agenda above the law and the Constitution. Our citizen advocates have alerted us that Chief Kunz is arbitrarily requiring firearm applicants to submit their fingerprints for a handgun permit if it has been more than two years... Read more →


Bobby Clarke's Former House in Mt. Ephraim For Sale at $1.4M

MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ --Bobby Clarke’s old New Jersey house with a Flyers logo pool and a crazy resort-like backyard is for sale, according to Busted Coverage.com. The asking price is $1,400,000. The house, built in 1970, is located on Kings Highway, in Mount Ephraim. It was purchased by Clarke that same year. Clarke said in a 2010 interview that living there got too crazy after the Flyers won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975 and he moved his family to nearby Haddonfield. See Bobby's 2010 feature story. published gloucestercitynews.net | May 27, 2019 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... Read more →