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June 14, 2019

Vasilios "Billy" Ekimoglou of Deptford

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the age of 67, Billy peacefully left this world. After a long battle with Alzheimer's, Vasilios "Billy" Ekimoglou is no longer suffering. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Krzywicki) and devoted father of Michael, Danny (Shiela), Nicky, Maria (Matt), and Matthew (Katie).... Read more →


Pennsylvania quick hits: Advocacy group targets 'tax extenders'; DePasquale praises PBM legislation

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. (George Sheldon | Shutterstock.com) By Dave Lemery | The Center Square Governments use tax credits and other targeted carve-outs to help certain economic sectors realize growth or stave off a crisis. Often these provisions come with a sunset date so that the tax credit... Read more →


New Jersey Tax Prep Duo Plead Guilty to Fraud, Filing False Returns

for Themselves and Clients PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Omar Faruq, 37, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, and co-conspirator Omar Ali, 36, also of Pennsauken, New Jersey, both entered pleas of guilty before United States District Court Judge Nitza I. Quiñones on one count each... Read more →


TRICIA FLANAGAN FOR U.S. SENATE

Taylor Swift: “Be Like Cory.” “I Think Not,” Says Tricia Flanagan Flanagan: “Equality Act is an assault on women’s rights.” LAWRENCEVILLE – “Pander, pander, pander, should be the slogan of Cory Booker’s vanity presidential campaign and pandering is exactly what he was doing when he signed pop star Taylor Swift’s... Read more →


SJTA Presents Environmental Stewardship Program at NY Ave. School in Atlantic City

SJTA mascot Farley T. Fox poses with the red oak tree that students, staff and faculty of the New York Avenue School in Atlantic City planted June 12, 2019 with assistance from the SJTA's Operations Department as part of its READI program (SJTA photo/Darleen Adamo). HAMMONTON, NJ - June 14,... Read more →


Maple Shade Police Chief Fletcher announces the “NO KNOCK”-“NO SOLICITATION”

-Door Sticker Program for the residents of Maple Shade. The Maple Shade Police Department acknowledges that uninvited door to door sales persons are undesirable to many Maple Shade residents, and have a negative impact on the quality of life that we seek to enjoy. With that in mind, the Maple... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 3-9

Reminder for the week: Avoid distracted boating and improper lookouts DOVER (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(June 14, 2019) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police... Read more →


Philadelphia Bar Association Statement on Passage of City Budget

with $1.5 Million for Low-Income Tenant Legal Defense PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Rochelle M. Fedulloreleased the following statement in reaction to yesterday’s passage by the Philadelphia City Council of the fiscal year 2020 budget, including $1.5 million for a low-income tenant legal defense fund: “The Philadelphia Bar... Read more →


Steinhardt: NJGOP Stands Up for Legal Gun Owners

NJGOP Stands Up for Legal Gun Owners For Immediate Release Trenton, NJ – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Yesterday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee voted on a set of new bills that would add new restrictions on purchasing and owning firearms in New Jersey. NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt, standing up for legal gun owners, released the... Read more →


Pride Flag Flies at Drumthwacket for the First Time in State History

for the Duration of Pride Month TRENTON – For the first time in New Jersey history, Drumthwacket, the Governor’s official residence in Princeton, will fly the Pride flag on its official flagpole for the duration of Pride Month in a show of support for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.... Read more →


“Good Morning America” Broadcasts from Philadelphia; Honors Local Dad

City employee Charles Reyes recognized for service to the community where he grew up PHILADELPHIA (Gloucestercitynews.net) (June 14, 2019)--– On Thursday morning, national morning show “Good Morning America” broadcast a live pop-up show from Philadelphia’s Eakins Oval, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (The ABC show selected Philadelphia... Read more →


EPA Marks Start of 2019 Hurricane Season as Preparedness Efforts are Underway

NEW YORK (Gloucestercitynews.net)--(June 12, 2019) - Even as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues dedicated efforts to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, EPA is keenly aware of and sensitive to community needs. As the new Atlantic hurricane season kicked... Read more →


Chemo is a Go for Treating Equine Lymphoma

By: Sacha Adorno/ PENN VET Published: Jun 4, 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA--Cancer isn’t as common for horses as it is for humans and dogs and cats. And because equine cancer symptoms—weight loss, nausea, lethargy, loss of appetite, lameness, skin and coat conditions, among others—often don’t start appearing until the cancer has... Read more →


Former Villanova University Campus Ministry Official Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

PHILADELPHIA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--– U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Timothy O’Connell, 52, of Drexel Hill, PA entered a plea of guilty Gloucester City News blog files before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert on one count of receipt of child pornography. On February 10, 2018, the defendant received images depicting... Read more →


Six Flags Great Adventure Now Powered by Solar Energy

World’s Ultimate Thrill Park Takes Giant Leap Toward Reducing Its Carbon Footprint While Adding Jobs JACKSON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Six Flags Great Adventure and its partner KDC Solar today announced that the 23.5-megawatt solar project built and operated by KDC Solar is complete and the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park is now almost... Read more →


Obituary: Ralph Walters, of Bellmawr

Bellmawr - Ralph Walters of Bellmawr, NJ passed away on June 9, 2019. Raised in Pennsauken, NJ Ralph was the beloved son of Sadie O'Connor (nee Speer) and the late Ralph Walters. He is survived by his daughters Carolyn Risley (nee Wright) and Denise Hunsberger along with his grandchildren Jason,... Read more →


Lorna Luft to Host Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall Concert at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park

Featuring Four Broadway Divas & 40-Piece Orchestra Asbury Park, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 2019) -- In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Judy Garland’s death, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, presents Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall, on Sunday, June 23rd at 7PM. The... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ Students

Reganis Receives Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree HARROGATE, TN (06/10/2019)-- Madeline Reganis of Marlton, NJ, received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee, on May 11, 2019. Reganis received her undergraduate degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and a... Read more →


Overnight storm leaves damage behind causing closures

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Gloucester Township Police Department released the following advisory Blackwood Elementary will be closed TODAY due to no power. Erial Blenheim Road is closed between Church Street and the Black Horse Pike due to downed trees and wires (photos above and below. It will be closed at least through morning... Read more →


Two USP Canaan Inmates Charged With Assault And Possession Of Contraband

United States Penitentiary Canaan in Wayne County SCRANTON Pa (Gloucestercitynews.net)--- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Joshua Truesdale, age 37, and James Brooks, age 34, inmate as United States Penitentiary Canaan (USP Canaan) in Waymart, Pennsylvania, were indicted by a federal grand jury... Read more →


Ribbon Cutting and Blessing of 44 Garden Plots at new Community Garden Saturday

BENSALEM, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 14, 2019)Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) along with Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Bensalem (Bucks County), and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will welcome community partners and supporters at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 10,000-square-foot community garden at Our Lady of... Read more →