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May 2019

“The 5th Little Girl” of the 1963 16th Street Church Bombing

to Appear in Atlantic County “The 5th Little Girl” of the 1963 16th Street Church Bombing and Civil Rights Icon to Appear in Atlantic County (Pleasantville) NAACP Atlantic City and Mainland Chapters in conjunction with Mount Zion Baptist Church, The African American History Museum of Atlantic City and The Anti- Defamation League of South Jersey are proud to sponsor “An Evening With Sarah Collins Rudolph,” also known as “The Fifth Little Girl” and survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama which killed her sister, Addie Mae Collins, and three friends, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair. The event is open to all and will take place on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:00PM in the WinSan Center at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, 353 S. New Road in Pleasantville, New Jersey. “The evening with Mrs. Rudolph offers South Jersey a rare opportunity to mine the story... Read more →


20 Summer Happenings Coming To Philly In 2019

New Exhibits, Openings & Debuts Slated For Philadelphia And The Countryside This Summer Summer brings more than sunshine, warm weather and the start of water ice season to Philly. It brings new exhibits, openings and more. Among the newcomers: blockbuster exhibit Marvel: Universe of Superheroes at The Franklin Institute, N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the John J. Audubon Center for Art and Conservation at Mill Grove and the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Returning favorites include Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches (May 25-September 2), Wawa Welcome America (June 30-July 4,), the Chinese Lantern Festival(through June 30), and the Roots Picnic (June 1) making its Mann Center debut. The best way to explore the city this summer: Stay over. This season’s Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package includes tickets to Marvel (see below), ping-pong at SPiN, dining at Garces restaurants, riverside roller-skating, carousel rides and PHLASH... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 49(May 26, 2019) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) published gloucestercitynews.net | May 24, 2019 Read more →


Don’t drink and boat on Delaware waterways

DOVER (May 24, 2019)--(gloucestercitynews.net) – For a safer Memorial Day holiday weekend, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix. Boat operators who have consumed alcohol put themselves, their passengers, and other boaters in Delaware waters at risk, and boat operators found with blood alcohol levels of .08 or higher will face charges for operating under the influence (OUI) in violation of Delaware and federal laws. Marine patrols are increased over the holiday weekend to ensure safe boating and public safety. Boat operators found at or above the legal limit will find their voyage terminated, will be arrested, and may have their vessel impounded. Anyone charged with boating under the influence also can face fines and potential jail time. According to national statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol use is a leading known contributing factor to fatal boating accidents. In 2017, the... Read more →


Oscar Mayer/Ryan Newman Bring All-American Paint Scheme to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. & PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Sunday, May 26, Oscar Mayer and NASCAR® driver Ryan Newman will salute to the troops at the Coca-Cola 600 with a patriotic paint scheme featuring the stars and stripes and recognizing one special service member. Newman’s No. 6 Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Ford Mustang will be painted to pay tribute to the late Sgt. James Nolen as part of NASCAR’s 600 Miles of Remembrance initiative, which honors fallen service members with patriotic car wraps and coordinates visits to military bases leading up to the race. “It was an honor to meet the family of Sgt. Nolen at Fort Bragg, N.C., in April when we unveiled the paint scheme dedicated to him,” said Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 6 Ford Mustang. “It’s a special feeling to represent Sgt. Nolen with his name on the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Ford Mustang, and... Read more →


Rams Continue Winning Streak; Play Holy Spirit Next

BROOKLAWN, NJ (gloucestercitynews.net)--(May 25, 2019)--Gloucester Catholic baseball continued its winning streak on Friday beating 8th seeded Ranney High School, at home, 11-1 in the quarterfinals of the Non-Public B, Tournament, according to The South Jersey Times. The win improves the Rams record to 18-5. Top-seeded Gloucester Catholic will play fourth-seeded Holy Spirit, Absecon (15-7) in the semifinals on Tuesday, 4PM at home at the Joe Barth Field, Brooklawn. The Spartans beat Wildwood on Thursday setting up Tuesday's game against the Rams. Related: Gloucester Catholic Gloucester City News Sports Spartans beat tough Crusaders in Non-Public B Holy Spirit Baseball, source Facebook Read more →


Sharon C. Beale (nee Dobson) Gloucester Twp.

Sharon C. Beale (nee Dobson), on May 22, 2019, of Gloucester Twp. Age 55. Beloved wife of the late William H. Beale, Jr. Devoted mother of Shawn Malave, Krystle Beale (Jesse Gordon), Samantha Beale (Jodie Brewer), Amanda Beale, and the late Jason Dobson. Loving grandmother of Dominic, Haylie, Jaylen, Michael, and Owen. Beloved daughter of William Dobson and the late Carol Kenyon. Cherished step daughter of Edward Kenyon and the late Anne Dobson. Dear sister of Donna Dobson, Patricia Dobson, William Dobson, Lee Kenyon, Joel Dobson, and the late Matthew Kenyon and step sister of Teri Wilson and Janice Adamivic. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 1pm to 2pm Thursday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 2pm at the funeral home. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Alert: Road Closures/Parking Restrictions Memorial Day

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 24, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--The Gloucester City Police Department released the following traffic alert for Memorial Day. On Monday, May 27th. the following road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect to accommodate the Memorial Day Ceremony at Broadway and Monmouth Street: Road Closures (10:30am -1:00pm) Broadway between Cumberland and Hudson (all traffic) Somerset St between Broadway and Champion Road (all traffic) Monmouth St @ Atlantic to Broadway (all traffic) Monmouth St between Champion Road and Broadway (all traffic) No Parking (10:00am -1pm) Broadway between Cumberland and Broadway (both sides) Cumberland St 200, 300 and 500 blocks (North side of street only) After the services at the monuments there will be a short parade. The route is as follows: from the monuments south to Cumberland then west on Cumberland to King Street, then into Freedom Pier. Signs will be posted and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation. Read more →


DRPA Police Combat Motor Vehicle Fatalities with Education, Enforcement 

Annual "Click It or Ticket" Seat Belt Awareness Campaign has Begun The Delaware River Port Authority Public Safety Department will join PennDOT and other law enforcement professionals from across the United States in the "Click It or Ticket" seat belt awareness campaign on Thursday, May 16 to be held in Chester, Pa. at Talen Energy Stadium. "As stewards of the region’s critical transportation infrastructure, the Delaware River Port Authority Police Department is committed to preserve and protect the safety of the region through dedication, service, trust, and integrity. We look forward to working with our external partners in supporting the Click It or Ticket Public Awareness Campaign. Throughout the region, we will place a focus on educating drivers that wearing seats belts save lives,” said DRPA Captain of Police Edward Cobbs. DRPA police efforts will focus on stepping up enforcement of New Jersey’s primary seat belt law and on educating... Read more →


EPA Awards up to $9.24 million in Beach Grants

Including $236,000 slated for Maryland WASHINGTON (May 23, 2019) -- As the nation heads into the summer beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun awarding up to $9.24 million across 39 states, territories, and tribes to develop and implement beach monitoring and notification programs. This year’s allocation includes $236,000 designated to support the Maryland beaches to implement beach monitoring and notification programs along Maryland’s shores. “Ensuring that we have clean water for drinking and recreation is a national priority, and EPA is doing its part to make sure beachgoers stay healthy when enjoying our coastal and Great Lakes waters,” said EPA Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler. “These grants will not only increase public information about water quality at our beaches, they will also help our government partners conduct more water testing and track down sources of contamination, if needed.” Under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH)... Read more →


MHS Lift Announces $200,000 Scholarship Fund

Camden City Teen Named First – to be Honored at Boys & Girls Club of Camden County’s Teen Recognition Dinner PENNSAUKEN, NJ ( May 24, 2019) - - A Camden City teen is receiving a life-changing opportunity after being selected as the first recipient of a full scholarship from the newly established MHS Lift Scholarship Fund. Scholarship recipient Amir King, Jr., of Camden, will be honored at the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County’s (BGCCC) Annual Teen Recognition Dinner at Rowan University Business Hall on May 30. “I’m both grateful and stunned, and humbled for this incredible opportunity,” said Amir, 19, a Camden Academy Charter High School graduate. “Receiving this scholarship will have a huge impact on my life.” Brothers Andy and Brett Levin, owners of MHS Lift in Pennsauken, NJ, have pledged over $200,000 to establish the MHS Lift Scholarship at Rowan University. In partnership with the University,... Read more →


Attend a Soul Game - Support Cooper!

Get your football fix this summer by experiencing the fun and excitement of arena football! Attend the Philadelphia Soul vs. Columbus Destroyers game on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center and you’ll be supporting Cooper University Health Care! At this special game, ESPN Correspondent Sal Paolantonio has selected Cooper as the recipient of 40% of the ticket proceeds purchased through this special link. Tickets start at just $15! Click here to purchase and enter promo code SALPAL so that Cooper receives your donation! published gloucestercitynews.net | May 24, 2019 Read more →


Think Twice before Rescuing’ Young Wildlife If You Care, Leave Them There

DOVER, Delaware(May 23, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net) – Whether in their own backyards or while taking a walk outdoors, Delawareans are likely to encounter young wildlife this time of year. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds well-meaning Delawareans that when encountering young wildlife of any species, the best thing you can do is to leave the animals alone. While some young animals appear to be abandoned, they usually are not, with their mothers nearby watching over them and waiting for you to move on. Many wildlife species, including white-tailed deer, leave their young while they forage for food, visiting the young only a few times a day, with the young animals following their natural instinct to lie quietly, protecting them from predators. Removing or handling wildlife can be harmful to both humans and wildlife. Precautions to take with both juvenile and adult wild animals include: If you see a young wild animal... Read more →


Temple U Hospital to Partake in Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial

(Philadelphia, PA) – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults up to 44 years of age. Every 15 seconds someone in the US suffers a major traumatic brain injury, and every five minutes someone is forever disabled from traumatic brain injury. Temple University Hospital is participating in a National Institutes of Health-funded, clinical research study that seeks to improve outcomes after TBI. The Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe TBI, or BOOST-3 trial is a nationwide, phase-3 clinical trial being led by the University of Michigan that aims to learn if either of two strategies for monitoring and treating patients with severe TBI in the intensive care unit (ICU) is more likely to help them get better. Both of these alternative strategies are used in standard care. It is unknown if one is more effective than the other. “In one strategy, doctors... Read more →


Lower Township PD: Update on Upper Thorofare Bridge Repairs

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (May 23, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Work began on the Upper Thorofare Bridge located on Ocean Drive in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township on Monday, 5/20. Work will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and traffic will be returned to normal condition PRIOR to Noon on Friday 5/24, for the holiday weekend. Once the work on the Thorofare Bridge is complete, work will begin on the Mill Creek Bridge. The project is expected to be completed prior to the end of June. Please expect delays during this project and seek an alternate route to save time. Stay tuned for weekly updates and thank you for your cooperation and patience during this time. Address/Location Lower Township Police Department 405 Breakwater Rd Cape May, NJ 08204 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619 Read more →


ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS 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 →


12-Year-Old Juvenile Encounters Suspicious Vehicle in Gloucester Township

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 23, 2019--On Wednesday, May 22, at approximately 3:45 pm a 12-year-old female juvenile was walking her dog in the area of the 1000 Block of Cummings Avenue when she encountered a suspicious vehicle stop in the middle of the street. The driver called out to the juvenile asking where he was and that he was lost. When the juvenile did not respond the driver opened the door and exited holding a clipboard where he continued to try and speak with the juvenile. The male subject did not approach the juvenile, however, when he continued to try and speak with her she walked away down Highland Avenue as the vehicle possibly left on Apple or Poplar Avenue. The suspicious vehicle is described as a newer white pickup truck with red and black lettering on the side and possibly yellow running lights on the front. The driver is... Read more →


Authorities Investigating Sexual Assault in North Wildwood

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – (May 23, 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 →


Look at what happened on Election Day...

If you wanted to see a contrast between what we’re fighting for in Pennsylvania, Tuesday’s election results showed the difference between the continued leftward lurch by Democrats in Pennsylvania and the pro-Constitution, pro-growth, pro-freedom message of Republicans. In Pittsburgh, two Democrats heavily financed by a socialist political action committee won seats on Allegheny County Council and Pittsburgh School Board. In addition, a leftist candidate backed by anti-Second Amendment Mayor Bill Peduto took down an incumbent and put another liberal ally of the Mayor on City Council. In Philadelphia’s local elections, anti-establishment candidates outperformed the Democrat machine, putting the city in a leftward spiral while allegations of election fraud permeated the headlines. But, on Election Day, Republicans across Pennsylvania won big by standing up for your values! Together, we sent Fred Keller to Congress, added to our majorities in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and nominated Judge Christylee Peck and Deputy DA... Read more →


Lumberton Man Sentenced to State Prison for Manslaughter, Attempted Murder

(May 22, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Lumberton man was sentenced today in Superior Court to 20 years in New Jersey state prison for stabbing two New York City men, one fatally, during a street fight in Lumberton in February 2018. Supreme Life, 57, of the first block of Coriander Drive, must serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole, under the conditions imposed by the Hon. Charles A. Delehey, J.S.C. A jury found Life guilty in March of Passion Provocation Manslaughter (Second Degree) for the fatal stabbing of Moriah Walker, 26, of Brooklyn, and Attempted Murder (First Degree) for the attack on Raheem Williams, 23, of Queens. Judge Delehey imposed consecutive sentences of seven years for the Passion Provocation Manslaughter conviction and 13 years for the Attempted Murder. Life’s son, Antoine Ketler, 34, was also charged in connection with the incident but was... Read more →


Robert J. Ambrico, of Bellmawr, 78

Robert J. Ambrico, on May 19, 2019, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 78. Beloved husband of Nadine T. (nee Garruti) for 53 years. Devoted father of Theresa Ann Carlson (Timothy). Loving Pop Pop of Grace Ann Carlson, who was his entire world. Dear brother of Alexander Ambrico, James Ambrico (Maureen), Mary Matricardi (Gerald) and the late Joseph Ambrico, Linda Jankowski and Grace Ambrico. Also survived by sister-in-law Eileen Ambrico and many nieces and nephews whom he loved a lot. There will be a viewing from 8:45 to 10:45am Saturday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Mary, Mother of the Church, 20 Braisington Avenue, Bellmawr, NJ. Funeral Mass 11am in church. Interment private. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mr. Ambrico’s memory to Grace Carlson to aid with her nursing education, Account #8115771063, at any PNC Bank location. published gloucestercitynews.net | May 23, 2019 Read more →


Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Joins ‘Time’s Up Healthcare’

(Philadelphia, PA)(gloucestercitynews.net) – The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has joined Time’s Up Healthcare, an initiative of the Time’s Up Foundation, as a signatory member. Signatory organizations pledge to raise awareness about sexual harassment, discrimination and gender-based inequity, and make a sustained commitment to ending these injustices in the healthcare workplace. Time’s Up Healthcare grew out of Time’s Up, which emerged in Hollywood in early 2018. Fifty leaders and advocates in the healthcare field founded the Time’s Up Healthcare affiliate to insist on safe, fair and dignified work environments for women in healthcare. “By signing on, we are sending a strong statement to female faculty, staff and students that we support them and are committed to their unbiased growth and academic development,” said Heather Clauss, MD, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.... Read more →


Coast Guard encourages participation in National Safe Boating Week

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard, along with the National Safe Boating Council, is encouraging boaters to take part in National Safe Boating Week, May 18 – 24, 2019. The purpose of National Safe Boating Week is to promote safe boating practices for recreational boaters, in an effort to reduce preventable accidents and deaths. The Coast Guard encourages boaters to be safety conscious during the 2019 boating season and always wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket while on the water. Other safety measures that can save your life are: Wear a life jacket: Life jackets save lives. Accidents can leave even a strong swimmer injured, unconscious, or exhausted in the water. Boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but wear it at all times while boating. Never boat under the influence (BUI): It is illegal to operate a boat while under the... Read more →


Rutgers Prep Over Lady Rams in Tournament Play

Gianna DeLorenzo threw a five-inning three hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks to lead fourth-seeded Rutgers Prep to a 12-1 win over 13th-seeded Gloucester Catholic in the first round of the South Jersey Non Public B tournament in Somerset. According to NJ.com, Rutgers Prep (17-6) will face fifth-seeded Our Lady of Mercy in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Katie Scheflen homered during the win, while Emily Bell went 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run. Read more →


Philadelphia Bar Association Candidates Win Election; 4 ‘Recommended’ Win

Bar Association Cited as Authoritative Source for Voters PHILADELPHIA, PA (gloucestercitynews.net)– After last night's Primary Election results, in which the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention was cited as the authoritative source for information on judicial candidates on the ballot, the Association stands proud to have helped inform Philadelphia voters. “The Philadelphia Bar Association was proud to provide Philadelphians an unbiased and objective source for judicial ratings this Primary season,” said Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Rochelle M. Fedullo. “We are also pleased that, for the first time since 2011, primary success has been achieved only by candidates with favorable ratings.” “Highly Recommended” candidates James C. Crumlish, Anthony Kyriakakis and Tiffany Palmer, and “Recommended” candidates Carmella Jacquinto, Joshua Roberts and Jennifer Schultz, won positions in November’s general election on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas ballot; and Recommended candidate David H. Conroy won a position in November’s general... Read more →


DRPA and PATCO Career Opportunities

DRPA and PATCO offers career opportunities for positive and motivated team players who desire to be a part of and contribute to our stewardship mission. We have opening(s) for the following position(s): Planning & Design Manager This position assists the Chief Engineer in the implementation and direction of engineering assignments. Direct the activities of the Engineering Design group providing technical and procedural direction, assuring the quality of the final project while keeping projects within budget and scheduling constraints. Click here to apply. Construction & Maintenance Manager This position manages the Construction and Maintenance department for all bridges, buildings, and facility property. Directly manages the Electrical, Highway, HVAC, and Maintenance Foreman. Administers policies and coordinates activities between departments to maintain and improve the facility, efficiently and economically. Assures the integrity of the bridge infrastructure. Maintains a safe and satisfactory environment for the employees and patrons. Click here to apply. Track &... Read more →


ICE removes Allegenhy Pa. Mara 18th Street Gang member to El Salvador

Related: Face of Defense PHILADELPHIA (May 22,2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)— On May 15, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a fugitive wanted by Salvadoran authorities for aggravated homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, and terrorist organization membership. Carlos Alfredo Luna-Guebara, 26, entered the United States on an unknown date and at an unknown location without admission or parole by an immigration officer. On Feb. 25, the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, convicted him on local charges. On Feb. 26, Allegheny County Jail released him to ERO Philadelphia custody. ERO Philadelphia issued Luna-Guebara a Notice to Appear (NTA), charging removability pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act, as an alien who is present in the United States without admission or parole by an immigration officer. On March 6, ERO Philadelphia obtained a certified copy of the judgement and commitment, and amended the NTA to... Read more →


Joseph’s House begins major expansion project

Joseph’s House of Camden, a homeless shelter, is expanding its facility and increasing its services. Pictured at the construction site are executive director James Wynn, Axis job superintendent Dan Barges and board member John Klein. CAMDEN CITY, NJ (MAY 22, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)-Joseph’s House of Camden, a South Jersey-based homeless shelter committed to providing shelter and support for those in need, announced on May 9 it has commenced construction renovations to its existing facility at 555 Atlantic Ave. in Camden. This initiative will enable the organization to provide day services that, when coupled with its overnight program, will establish round the clock care for the region’s most vulnerable. For the past eight years, Joseph’s House has provided an overnight shelter and services program that has helped many homeless individuals return to independent living. On average, the facility provides food and shelter for 80 homeless men and women each night. Last year, when... Read more →


Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

Removing Wild Animals is Unnecessary, Dangerous and Illegal Photo: “Resting Fawn” by Andrew Gue (gloucestercitynews.net)(May 22, 2019)--Late spring is the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases, the doe is nearby feeding and will return to care for her young. Newborn fawns have almost no natural odor and their spotted, reddish-brown coats help them blend into their surroundings. Fawns instinctively lie motionless when approached by potential predators. This seemingly helpless state is a behavioral adaptation that has helped white-tailed deer survive for ages. However, curious fawns will sometimes wander around new surroundings and may appear to be lost or distressed. Too often, people find and remove fawns from the wild, believing they are helping an orphaned animal, when in fact they may be... Read more →


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HAPPENINGS AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY

Atlantic City, N.J. (May 21, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is kicking the summer off in a big way with a press conference, show-stopping entertainment and a Car A Day in May promotion providing a winning weekend for guests staying and playing at the property. The Car A Day in May promotion will continue as guests will have the chance to enter and win a Chevy Camaro all weekend. Entries are earned by playing their favorite slots and table games. Drawing times will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Friday, May 24 The weekend will kick off on Friday morning with WCBS FM 101.1 Scott Shannon In The Morningbroadcasting live alongside of John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band performing in the Lobby Bar. On Friday morning at 11 a.m., the highly anticipated Beach Bar will officially open... Read more →


Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE ANNAPOLIS, Md. (gloucestercitynews.net)--– The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay Until 1986, U.S. Coast Guardsmen served on the offshore light that is located south of Annapolis, Maryland’s state capital. The unique hexagonal screw-pile lighthouse was constructed in 1875 and fixed to the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay using a technique developed by Alexander Mitchell, an Irish lighthouse designer. The world’s first screw-pile lighthouse was lit in England in 1840. Today, the U.S. Coast Guard still maintains the Thomas Point Light but the lighthouse structure was transferred to the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, the Annapolis Maritime Museum and the U.S. Lighthouse Society in 2004. Named a National Historical Landmark in 1999, the Thomas Point Lighthouse is one of only 12 lighthouses... Read more →


Brooklawn Police Warn Residents of Active Scam in the Community

gloucestercitynews graphic files BROOKLAWN, NJ (May 21, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis issued the following warning today to residents about a scam that has taken place in the community. It has been brought to the attention of the Brooklawn Police Dept., that scammers have been in the area of Brooklawn. These scammers are approaching residents under the pretense that their street is going to be under construction and need to sign a waiver. Once this waiver is signed, the resident receives a letter a few days later stating that the resident no longer owns their home, and it is our belief that they will inevitably attempt to extort money from them. The scammers appear to be targeting elderly residents, sp please be aware. Please share this with your neighbors, not everyone has Facebook and we are trying to notify as many people as possible. If you fell victim to this,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Auburn, Alabama Police Officer William Buechner was shot and killed

Auburn Police Division, Alabama End of Watch Sunday, May 19, 2019 AUBURN, ALABAMA--(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 21, 2019)--Auburn, Alabama Police Officer William Buechner was shot and killed at about 10:10 pm when he and two other officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 3300 block of Wire Road. After the officers arrived on the scene a subject at the mobile home opened fire on them, killing Officer Buechner and wounding two other officers. The man fled the area on foot but was arrested early the next morning approximately one mile away. The subject was charged with capital murder. Officer Buechner had served with the Auburn Police Division for 13 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 21, 2019 Read more →


Camden County PD taking part in Click It or Ticket campaign

(Camden City, NJ) – Camden County Police Department officers are joining with police from around the country to crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Running from May 20 through June 2, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat-belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, in combination with local and national publicity efforts, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts. The lives of approximately 14,000 drivers and passengers nationally were saved by the use of seat belts in 2015. In New Jersey, police, including Camden County Police Department officers, will work toward raising the state’s seatbelt usage rate, which currently stands at just over 94 percent. The 2018 Click It or Ticket campaign in New Jersey resulted in 19,659 seatbelt citations with 357 police departments statewide, including the Camden County PD, participating over the two-week period.... Read more →


Philadelphia Veteran paramedic honored as EMS Provider of the Year

Christian Apelt PHILADELPHIA, PA The Philadelphia Fire Department recognized Paramedic Christian Apelt as the EMS Provider of the Year in a ceremony on Monday, May 20 at Fireman’s Hall Museum. Apelt, a 15-year veteran of the PFD, has been teaching life-saving skills at the Fire Academy for the past seven years to firefighter recruits as well as fellow paramedics and EMTs. Previously, he worked for many years at Medic 2, based at Kensington and Castor avenues. He said the award was “very unexpected.” “To be honored by your peers, it builds a sense of pride in the job,” Apelt said. The 46-year-old Philadelphia native was recently named a Top Mental Health First Aid Instructor by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Apelt has taught hundreds of PFD members about Mental Health First Aid, a five-step plan to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health or substance use problems.... Read more →


Philadelphia Passes New Law to Protect Parking Enforcement Workers

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 16, 2019 – City Council voted today to adopt landmark legislation that will increase protections for parking workers in the City of Philadelphia by requiring parking operators to demonstrate “just cause” to fire an employee and mandate that garages, lots and valet services have sufficient staffing to ensure the safety of employees and customers. The two bills, Nos. 190315 and 190316, were introduced by Councilwoman Cherelle Parker (9th District) and co-sponsored by Councilmembers Derek Green (At Large) and Helen Gym (At Large). “Parking workers should not have to fear for their safety or the safety of their customers, or be deprived of basic rights like bathroom breaks, due to understaffing, nor should they have to fear termination or their hours being slashed for arbitrary reasons,” Parker said. “This legislation is not anti-business, but rather protects the rights of workers.” “Today is a great day for workers in... Read more →


Jefferson Health in New Jersey Adds New Vision™ Medical Stabilization Service for Patients Battling Addiction

Jefferson Stratford Hospital is now offering services to help people overcome withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol addictions through New Vision™ medical stabilization service. The New Vision service serves adults with a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization, which usually lasts three days. The inpatient stay includes pre-screening, assessment, admission, medical stabilization, and discharge planning. Discharge planning occurs prior to leaving the hospital; the patient will be referred to appropriate community-based treatment programs to help prevent relapse and continue their treatment. Patients can only be admitted by a licensed physician and will be admitted five days a week. Most insurances are accepted. New Vision, a hospital-based medical stabilization and withdrawal management service, is provided through a partnership with SpecialCare Hospital Management of St. Charles, MO, and is currently offered in nearly 50 hospitals across the U.S. SpecialCare has been providing inpatient medical stabilization in collaboration with short-term acute care... Read more →


Funding is Available to Help Homelessness in Delaware

$1.2 million available from FHLBank Pittsburgh and DSHA PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FHLBank Pittsburgh and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) are partnering for a second year to fund programs across the state that work to address homelessness. FHLBank Pittsburgh is providing $700,000 toward the effort, which is called Home4Good, and DSHA is providing $500,000, for a total contribution of $1.2 million in 2019. “FHLBank is pleased to again partner with DSHA on this important community program,” said John Bendel, FHLBank’s Senior Director of Community Investment. “Home4Good’s flexibility and focus on innovative initiatives continue to help Delaware organizations assist individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.” As in 2018, funding will be distributed as grants to organizations with programs that help people retain or find housing, as well as those that provide supportive services. Interested groups are advised to submit proposals for Home4Good funding directly to DSHA. All applicants team with... Read more →


Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Mt. Holly Convenience Store

at Gunpoint Twice in 2017 MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (May 20, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Lumberton man pled guilty to robbing a Mount Holly convenience store at gunpoint twice during a three-day period in late 2017. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Brian J. Bowers will be sentenced to 14 years in state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of Armed Robbery (First Degree). He must serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole. Bowers must make restitution in the amount of $4,001. The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., took the plea on May 13 and set sentencing for August 2. The investigation revealed that on the evening of October 17, 2017, Bowers entered the Lucky 7 Deli on Route 38 in Mount Holly wearing a hooded sweatshirt that was pulled tightly around his head and face. He approached... Read more →


Lumberton Woman Who Smothered Son After Using Drugs Indicted on Homicide Charge

LUMBERTON, NJ (May 20,2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 33-year-old Lumberton woman whose young son died earlier this year after she became impaired and passed out on top of him has been indicted on a homicide charge. Antoinette King, of Dove Court, was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on charges of Manslaughter (Second Degree) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). The indictment was returned May 14 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Mount Holly. Authorities were called to King’s home on January 19 at approximately 8:30 p.m. on a report of an unconscious adult female and an unconscious infant male. The investigation revealed that a relative inside the home discovered King lying on the toddler and called for help after finding them both to be unresponsive. The investigation further revealed that King had been... Read more →


Maher And "SNL" Wallow In Filth

May 20, 2019 (gloucestercitynews.net)--Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on two attacks on the Catholic Church that occurred over the weekend: In a time when calls for civility are everywhere noted, there has been a surge in the most obscene attacks on Catholicism. The kind of filth that Bill Maher engaged in on his Friday night HBO show was unprecedented, even for him. "Saturday Night Live" also wallowed in dirt, showing just how far NBC's standards have collapsed. Maher and the "SNL" writers are very sick people. They are also cowards: They shout to the moon over the need for more tolerance for their favorite protected groups, but then descend to the gutter when discussing Catholics. On the May 18 edition of "SNL," Colin Jost said, "Pope Francis ended a Vatican summit by promising the Catholic Church would confront the clergy sex abuse head-on, instead of their usual way, face... Read more →


Authorities Investigating Fatal Boating Accident in Rehoboth

REHOBOTH DELAWARE (May 20, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)- – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responded to, and are investigating a fatal boat accident that occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. Sunday, May 19 on the Rehoboth Bay near the Lewes/Rehoboth Canal. A 16-foot boat capsized, resulting in the boat’s operator and single passenger entering the water. The boat operator and passenger were transported to shore, where the passenger was pronounced dead by Sussex County Emergency Medical Services. At this time, all names are being withheld pending notification of family members. The investigation is ongoing. Read more →


CBP is Hiring Officers to Serve in Philadelphia Starting June 1

May 20, 2019 PHILADELPHIA PA (gloucestercitynews.net)-– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has great news for people seeking a federal law enforcement career in the Philadelphia area – CBP is hiring to fill positions here starting June 1. A CBP officer is a full-time, uniformed, federal law enforcement professional who helps facilitate lawful international trade and travel at airport and seaport Ports of Entry, and at land border crossings. In addition to CBP’s anti-terrorism mission, CBP officers enforce customs, immigration, and agricultural laws, and prevent the illegal trafficking of humans, narcotics and other contraband into the United States. Starting June 1, interested applicants can view the Philadelphia position announcement on CBP’s Current Openings webpage, but applicants can visit the CBP Officer’s Career webpage today for more information on duties, responsibilities, pay and benefits of a CBP officer. Applicants can also send hiring-related questions to Baltimore-recruitment@cbp.dhs.gov. “Customs and Border Protection hiring... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic's Jimmy Laphan Enlist in the Navy

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 20, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Congratulations to Jimmy Laphan who has enlisted in the United States NAVY. After graduation he will ship out to Illinois for boot camp. Thank you for serving our great country. God bless you and God bless the United States of America! source Gloucester Catholic HS RELATED: GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC GLOUCESTER HIGH Read more →


South Jersey Gas to Repave Avalon's Bicycle Path

in Advance of Memorial Day Weekend South Jersey Gas will be conducting a road repaving project in Avalon in advance of Memorial Day weekend. As expected, the utility has compromised the expansion of the Avalon Bicycle Path in the northern section of the community for new gas main installation, and the installation of Excess Pressure Valves. Instead of restoring the compromised areas, the entire bicycle path will be repaved on May 21st-23rd in advance of the holiday weekend; the path will be re-striped as well. Please be aware that this project will occur on these three days. This is a temporary paving to provide a smoother driving and riding surface for the summer. During the third week of September, South Jersey Gas will return to Avalon to put the final pave and final re-striping of the bicycle path as the upgrades will be concluded by then. South Jersey gas will... Read more →


Bet and a Burgerat Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s Sportsbook

Atlantic City, N.J. (May 16, 2019) – Where else in Atlantic City can you go to place a bet and get a burger? At the new Sportsbook in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The innovative Sportsbook has upped the ante with a new promotion called “Bet and a Burger.” Simply, place a minimum wager of $100 or higher on any sporting event at Hard Rock’s Sportsbook and receive a voucher for a free Legendary Burger from the Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City. This offer includes one burger voucher per guest per day. For more details, visit hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com. ### 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 than 20 first-class restaurants and lounges, and world-class entertainment,... Read more →


Two Shot Saturday in Camden City, One Dead

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (May 20, 2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a shooting that occurred in the city on May 19, 2019, that left one dead and one injured. CNBNews graphic files Camden County Police responded to reports of a shooting that occurred in the area of the 100 block of Vine Street at approximately 5:37 a.m. When officers arrived, they located two males suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital. Michael Rojas, 31, of Camden, who was found inside of a residence on Vine Street, was pronounced deceased shortly before 9:00 a.m. The second victim, a 36-year-old male from Camden, who was found near Front and State Streets, is currently receiving treatment. The investigation into the shootings is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County... Read more →


Avalon Clean Water Initiative/Single Use Plastics Ordinance

DETAILS REGARDING AVALON’S 2019 CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE AVALON NJ--This document is an abstract of the ordinance intended for general information. The actual ordinance has appeared on www.avalonboro.net as of September, 2018..thank you! Summary: On September 18, 2018 the Avalon Borough Council approved Ordinance 779-2018 that supports the Avalon Clean Water Initiative. It regulates and prevents the distribution of certain plastic items deemed to constitute a threat to the environment. Avalon and Stone Harbor have adopted very similar ordinances with advice and consultation from Dr. Lenore Tedesco at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor. Avalon’s Clean Water Initiative includes this effort to remove single-use materials from our waterways; increases locations for monofilament disposal locations; and educates boaters on the importance of securing polluting materials during a day on the water. The Basics: This ordinance generally discourages and decreases the use of certain polystyrene food service products; single-use plastic bags; and plastic... Read more →


Atilis Gym Shows Endurance With Members

Chris Lambert, owner of Atilis Gyms, and his wife, Lesya, pose in front of a mural at his Egg Harbor Township location. By Maddy Vitale Members of the five Atilis Gym locations in Atlantic, Cape May and Camden counties have one thing in common. They love how they are treated. They attribute much of their satisfaction to the owner, Chris Lambert, for his motivating energy and warm welcome. They also like his Atilis employees, who are just as professional and friendly, making working out seem more inviting than arduous. Don’t let those hard bodies fool you, or all of those muscles, when entering the Atilis gyms. There is definitely a laser-focused work ethic to gain top physical results. But Lambert’s technique for training and running a business combine friendliness, inspiration and individualized attention. “For us, the biggest part is we have a gym where people are treated like family. They... Read more →


Pa. GOP Chairman's Update

Dear supporters, friends, and those interested in the Republican Party of Pennsylvania: With the Primary Election on Tuesday, I want to remind everyone to vote! At the top of the ticket for Superior Court, I hope you will join me in supporting Cumberland County Judge Christylee Peck and Chester County Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King. In case have not seen it yet, please check out a TV ad running in multiple markets across Pennsylvania explaining why you should vote for them. You can watch it by clicking HERE or on the image below. Both of these candidates have worked tirelessly traveling the state, meeting with voters, and spreading their message of the need for judges like themselves who respect for rule of law, apply the law to the facts, and apply the Constitution as written. Their respect for Constitutional principles, judicial temperament, background, and demeanor have earned them them... Read more →