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May 2019

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

WESTMINSTER, MD (05/28/2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)-- Griffin James Crowley of Cape May (08204) was one of six McDaniel College graduates commissioned May 24 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Crowley also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies on May 25 from McDaniel. Crowley is a three-year ROTC scholarship recipient. He completed Cadet Initial Entry Training, Cadet Troop Leader Training, Advanced Camp and Airborne School. He also spent a semester abroad in Arabic-speaking Rabat, Morocco. Crowley is going active duty... Read more →


2020 Miss America Competition Returns to NBC

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– May 29, 2019 – NBC and the Miss America Organization announced today that “The 2020 Miss America Competition” will air LIVE on NBC . Discussions are currently underway with potential venues.The date and location of the competition will be announced soon. The scholarship competition returns to NBC, its former home of two decades, with a two-hour telecast that will follow the 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts toward community service and... Read more →


Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters, investigates illegal operations

PHILADELPHIA (gloucestercitynews.net)– The Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and unsafe to the consumer. The Coast Guard is currently investigating and issuing violations to owners of vessels offering unlicensed charter services in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Hiring an unlicensed charter is dangerous because it may not have the proper emergency safety gear, may not have the proper navigation and communication gear, and may not have undergone the proper license exams and inspections, which are put... 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... Read more →


NJ Residents Graduate from University of Scranton

SCRANTON, PA (05/28/2019)-- (gloucestercitynews.net)--Local residents were among more than 850 bachelor's and associate's degree recipients at its undergraduate commencement on May 26 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. '93, G'93, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, served as principal speaker and received an honorary degree from the University. Honorary degrees were also presented to David and Ann Hawk of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and the Hawk Family... Read more →


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

Food Bank of South Jersey Holds 27th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Pennsauken, NJ – May 30, 2019 –The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) recently partnered with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the United States Postal Service (USPS) for Stamp Out Hunger®, the country’s largest single-day food drive. The event collected more than 180,000 pounds for the Food Bank of South Jersey. The FBSJ distributed 200,000 bags to local residents, who supported the drive by filling the bags... Read more →


Silver Diner Hosts 10th Annual American Collectors Insurance Car Show

CHERRY HILL, NJ – (gloucestercitynews.net)--Come support Toys for Tots while showing off your car at the 10th Annual American Collectors Insurance Car Show on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silver Diner, located at 2131 Route 38 in Cherry Hill. The rain date is Sunday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Collectors Insurance is proudly partnering with Toys for Tots for this year’s show. Participants are asked to bring a NEW unwrapped toy to donate to children in... Read more →


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

(Camden, NJ) Nidhi Baxi, an undergraduate biology student at Rutgers University-Camden, was named as the winner of the 2019 Cooper Civic Leadership Award at the Eighth Annual Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement held recently. Cooper University Health Care established the Civic Leadership Award in 2018 to honor a Rutgers University-Camden student who exemplifies outstanding service to the Camden community. “We are proud to honor Nidhi with the Cooper Civic Leadership Award,” said Anthony Welch, Cooper University Health Care’s vice president of government and community relations,... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Lebanon Valley College Dean's List

ANNVILLE, PA (05/28/2019)-- (gloucestercitynews.net)--Lebanon Valley College congratulates more than 650 students named to the Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester. Dean's list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. Local students include: Paul Biagi of Vineland, 08361, is pursuing a bachelor of science in actuarial science. Biagi is a graduate of Saint Augustine Prep School. Marissa Del Tufo of Hammonton, 08037, is pursuing a bachelor of science and doctor of physical therapy in exercise science and physical therapy. Del... Read more →


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

Jacqueline Mary King Gloucester City NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)- On May 24, 2019. Age 40. Beloved daughter of the late Diane Chiccino and Harry Ott. Loving sister of Robert Dale Dietrich and the late Harry Robert King. Cherished aunt of Mariah Marie Dietrich and Brooke and Logan Dietrich Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM in the church. Interment will... Read more →


NJ Residents Graduate from York College

YORK, PA (05/28/2019)-- (gloucestercitynews.net)--Over 650 students graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on May 18. David Agger of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054) graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. Morgan Brady of Galloway, NJ (08205) graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education. Kristen Catalano of Mullica Hill, NJ (08062) graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary/Special Education. Court Chase of Jobstown, NJ (08041) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History.... Read more →


Delaware's 33rd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 1

Tournament marks start of National Fishing & Boating Week June 1-9; entry forms online DOVER--(gloucestercitynews.net) – As part of Delaware’s participation in National Fishing and Boating Week from June 1-9, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold their 33rd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1. The tournament will be held at Ingrams Pond near Millsboro, Akridge Scout Reservation near Camden, and Lums Pond State Park near Bear. The park admission fee at Lums Pond State Park... Read more →


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

CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(gloucestercitynews.net)--Over the Memorial Day weekend, The Rite Aid Foundation announced a three-year, $6 million commitment to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children of military service members who have been killed or seriously wounded while serving our country. This is The Rite Aid Foundation’s third contribution to Folds of Honor. Since 2015, The Foundation has awarded more than $13 million to the organization, including $1.3 million in 2015 and another three-year, $6 million commitment in 2016. Bill... Read more →


New Jersey Ranks #1 for Most Homework Excuses

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 30,2019)--The dog ate my homework? That’s so old school. Give American students some credit: They've become more creative when it comes to excuses for either turning in assignments late — or not submitting them at all. But one fact remains — they still need help getting homework done. Consider: Nearly 80% of students say it would be easier for them to complete their homework on time if they could find assistance online. That’s where Brainly [www.brainly.com], the world's largest peer-to-peer learning community, can help.... 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... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →