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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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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.... 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,... 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... 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%... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 &... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →