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June 20, 2019

GCHS Philanthropy Week 2019 Champions!

We thank everyone who supported Philanthropy Week 2019! And the CHAMPION is... * The CLASS OF 1966, who led the way with the most donors and the most money donated overall. We look forward to inviting the members of the CLASS OF 1966 who donated to Philanthropy Week 2019 back to Gloucester Catholic to celebrate the positive impact they have made! Gloucester Catholic | (856) 456-4400 | www.gchsrams.org Read more →

Norcross Calls on Gov. to Issue Disaster Declaration for South Jersey Flooding

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) called on Governor Phil Murphy to issue a major disaster declaration for Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties following the severe storm that is still ripping through South Jersey, leaving roads flooded and closed, PATCO service suspended and cars overturned. If granted, this declaration could trigger the release of federal funds to help communities. “As thousands of South Jerseyans continue dealing with severe rain and flooding, we must work to provide as much assistance as possible,” said Congressman Norcross. “My office has spoken to mayors and administrators throughout the First District who... Read more →

Mount Laurel Man Pleads Guilty to Being Impaired During Crash that Killed his Son

WILLINGBORO, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 20, 2019)Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 27-year-old Mount Laurel man pled guilty today in Superior Court to driving impaired when causing a crash in Willingboro earlier this year that killed his 4-year-old son and injured the boy’s twin brother. Ossie Thomas pled guilty to one count of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree), and one count of Driving While Intoxicated (Municipal Summons). The results of toxicology tests performed on blood drawn from Thomas after the crash revealed he had marijuana in his system and a... Read more →


TO HELP PROTECT NEW JERSEY AIR QUALITY TRENTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)--- A team of inspection and enforcement officials from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies have image stock vector issued more than 40 violations following a two-day environmental enforcement initiative in the City of Newark, Essex County, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced. Representatives with the DEP's Division of Air Enforcement, Essex Regional Health Commission, Newark Police Department and the Commercial Vehicle Inspection teams of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey conducted the enforcement sweep in areas that citizens groups identified as potential locations for excessive... Read more →

Public Invited to 'Design a Sign to Protect a Dune'

DOVER (June 21, 2019) – DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section is holding a “Keep Off the Dunes” signage contest, inviting the public to submit eye- catching and effective original artwork and messaging to remind beachgoers of the importance of protecting Delaware’s vibrant but fragile dune system. Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay coastal dunes are vital in the state’s defense against coastal storms and extreme weather events. Dunes are also important natural habitats for plants and animals. To keep dunes strong enough to help protect our environment and the ecosystems they support, Delawareans need to protect the dunes by... Read more →

Coast Guard air crewman receives 2019 Douglas A. Munro Award for Inspirational Leadership

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE ELIZABETH CITY, NC (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 21, 2019)--Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Lee Forsblom, aviation maintenance technician at Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, stands proudly in front of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at the air station, June 12, 2019. Forsblom will receive the Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award during a ceremony on June 20, and will be meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Katie Lipe) Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Katharine Lipe

 Hard work, technical expertise but also a thoughtful consideration for the people he... Read more →


BENEFITING AND BRINGING AWARENESS TO CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AT UNION TRUST ON AUGUST 1 TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT THEJASONTHOMPSONFOUNDATION.COM Philadelphia, PA (June 20, 2019) - The Jason Thompson Foundation is set to host the Summer Soiree benefiting and bringing awareness to cardiovascular health at Union Trust on Thursday, August 1. FOX29’s Alex Holley and Mike Jerrickare set to host the event bringing to light the heart health challenges children and young athletes face. The Summer Soiree is an extraordinary fundraising event, honoring those who advocate for heart healthy lifestyles and brings together the brightest stars in the community. Ambassadors... Read more →

Lightbridge Academy Awards Scholarships to 4 Students

Lightbridge Academy, Mt. Laurel, NJ has just awarded $500 scholarships to four students in New Jersey. This scholarships will be helping them during their start in the fall at the universities that they will be attending. The scholarship is given out every year to one student at their high school. Brady Scott, Wall High School (Monmouth) The College of New Jersey, Special Education Alexa DeFuria, James Caldwell High School Seton Hall University, Speech Pathology/ Education focus Sloane Haviland, Westfield High School Loyola University, Elementary Education Erin Murphy, Whippany Park High School Farleigh Dickinson University, Education These students were awarded the... Read more →

Gwendolyn Laneader, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – Suddenly on June 17, 2019. Age 62. (nee Garrett). Loving and devoted wife of 45 years to John A. Laneader, Sr. Loving mother of John A. Laneader, Jr., Laura Laneader and the late Elizabeth Laneader. Cherished grandmom of John A. Laneader, III, Andrew P. Laneader, Alexis Laneader, Arianna E. Laneader, Ayden A. Laneader. Friends are invited to her viewing on Sunday evening, June 30th, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. On Monday, July 1st, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM in St. Mary’s... Read more →

Four New Members Named to Food Bank of South Jersey’s Board of Trustees

PENNSAUKEN, NJ – The Food Bank of South Jersey has announced four new members to its Board of Trustees: K. Siobhan Keefe, CPA, Michael H. Kinzler, Megan Dunleavy Shea and Neal D. Walters, Esq.Four New Members Named to Food Bank of South Jersey’s Board of Trustees “Each new member of our Board of Trustees brings an exemplary reputation and unique perspective as a business leader,” said Fred Wasiak, President & CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “We’re thrilled to have their support and leadership as we continue to advance our mission of helping people improve and nourish their lives through... Read more →

Four Home Improvements You Can Do By Yourself

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 20,2019)--There are more than four home improvements that you can do on your own and save yourself a helluva lot of money. Unknown to many people not every project requires you to get a handyman. But there are two sides to doing your home improvement jobs on DIY basis. You give your home a personal touch as only the owner of a home can. On the flip side, you will have to get some tools, you know, like drills, handheld paint sprayers and pressure washers to name but just a few of them. These will cost you money, but... Read more →

What Products Does A Curly Girl Really Need?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 20, 2019)--Curly girls always look so good, but their hair really takes effort to discipline so that it can stay in line. You see, curls seem to have a mind of their own, and there is that one sneaky curl that is always trying to rebel, and get out of line. However, do not fight your curls. Instead, embrace them, get them the best products in the market and flow with them. You will love just how much better you can look when you give the curly hair the treatment that it deserves. Thankfully, the market has a product... Read more →

Be You, The Solasta Group Donate 25 Baby Baskets to Support Jefferson Family Health Services in New Jersey

On Thursday, June 20th, Be You — a Burlington, NJ-based nonprofit affiliate of The Solasta Group — donated baby baskets for the third consecutive year to Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Family Health Services. Since 2017, Be You has donated more than 100 baskets, including 25 this year, at both Jefferson Family Health Services locations (Somerdale and Washington Township) for patients/families with newborns. Shown from left: Kimberly Pearson, Jefferson Family Health Services Nurse Manager (Washington Township); Pediatrician Xiomara A. Penn-Becoat, MD; Jennifer Martin, The Solasta Group CEO; Harshdeep Kaur, The Solasta Group CFO; Felicia Nesmith-Cunningham, Family Health Services Corporate Director; Carissa Fleming,... Read more →

Five Things Your Bathroom Needs Right Now

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 20, 2019)--The bathroom is not the first place we think of when we talk about home upgrades and gadgets. While most people are content with the usual drab bathroom setup of toilet, sink, and shower, improvements can be made. If we think about it, we do spend some intimate moments in there, giving more reason to up the bathroom game. And in this article, we are listing some bathroom upgrades that will make you thank yourself later. Bathroom Heaters We are starting this list with a rising trend in the bathroom scene: bathroom heaters. Proving the necessary warmth after... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: How Much Do I Owe Oprah?

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Gloucestercitynews.net -(June 19, 2019) -The first congressional hearing on reparations for slavery in more than a decade is now being taken up by the House. Before we go any further, I want to know how much I owe Oprah. The idea of reparations for African Americans is seriously flawed. Some argue that if the Japanese received reparations, why shouldn't blacks? It is true that in 1988 Japanese Americans received reparations, but that was entirely different: The 82,000 people who were given $20,000 each were interned during World War II; no money was given to... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will celebrate its 3rd annual Keys and Sword Gala with a cocktail reception, dinner, music and entertainment at The Logan Philadelphia Hotel. Friday, June 28, 2019 6:30 p.m. (Cocktails) 7:30 p.m. (Dinner) The Logan Philadelphia Hotel One Logan Square Philadelphia, PA 19103 This annual fundraiser and dinner aims at building a culture of financial support to provide for the extraordinary needs of the Cathedral Basilica and the Cathedral Parish. In addition, a percentage of all proceeds will benefit this year’s designated charity, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. This year’s goal... Read more →

More Instances of Fraud and Mismanagement Over New Jersey Tax Incentives Surface in New Report

“This story was originally published by ProPublica.” by Jeff Pillets and Nancy Solomon, WNYC A hospital connected to New Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III lied to win state tax breaks, a new special task force report says. The report details several other new pieces of evidence of Norcross’ influence over the tax incentive program. THE REAL BOSSES OF NEW JERSEY How Unelected Officials Run Your Government This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 20, 2019)--A task force investigating New Jersey’s controversial tax break program released a... Read more →

Jefferson New Jersey Hospitals Each Receive Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital have each received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. Additionally, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital — a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center — received the Target: StrokeSMHonor Roll Elite Plus Award, while Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Stratford Hospital each received the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Award. The awards recognize our commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Our three NJ hospitals earned these awards... Read more →

NJ students named to Dean's List at Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (06/2019)-- Local students have been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester. They are: Domenic Mario Bongiovanni of Linwood, whose major is Computer Science Taylor C. Casey of Bellmawr, whose major is Industrial Engineering Grace Anne Cassidy of Wall Township, whose major is Bioengineering Caroline V. Corley of Medford Lakes, whose major is Genetics Erin Marie Costello of Haddon Township, whose major is Marketing Samantha Catherine Cozzi of Sewell, whose major is Architecture Shane B. Donahue of Moorestown, whose major is Psychology Daniel Justin Dyer of Moorestown, whose major is Industrial Engineering... Read more →


Philadelphia Pa (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Northeast Family Service Center (NEFSC), a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), will host its fourth annual Senior Community Services Fair. Friday, June 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Northeast Family Service Center 7340 Jackson Street Philadelphia, PA 19136 Older adults from the local community will be in attendance as well as staff from NESFC. The fair will help connect seniors to resources such as home health agencies, adult day care centers, financial and meal assistance programs, and more. Highlights of the day will include refreshments, raffle prizes, and live music.... Read more →

FBI Offers Reward for Information in 2014 Homicide on Navajo Nation

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the 2014 death of Amy Lynn Hanson. Hanson, who lived in Tohatchi, New Mexico, was last seen alive two days before her body was found in an arroyo at State Route 602 and Blue Medicine Well Road in Red Rock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, on November 30, 2014. The cause of death was blunt force trauma. Hanson was 25 years old at the time of her death. The FBI and Navajo Nation Division... Read more →

NO PATCO SERVICE between Lindenwold & Broadway Services

NO SERVICE between Lindenwold & Broadway Stations Storm damage at several NJ stations & track areas One train will run EB/WB between 15/16th & Broadway Seek alternate transportation. NJTRANSIT will honor PATCO FREEDOM Cards and tickets on their routes during the service interruption. Efforts remain underway to restore service. At this time, it is not known when full service will resume. For up-to-date information, visit our website at www.ridepatco.org or follow us on Twitter @RidePATCO Read more →


AS PENNSYLVANIA’S RETAIL SPORTSBOOKS POST SOLID MAY SugarHouse Casino’s online launch begins new era for Pennsylvania, according to PlayPennsylvania.com (LAS VEGAS) — Hindered by a slow rollout of online sports betting, Pennsylvania’s retail sportsbooks generated $35.9 million in bets and $2.8 million in revenue in May. But Sugarhouse Sportsbook’s online product managed to generate $573,163 in bets in just four days after launching in late May, showing that Pennsylvania’s fledgling sports betting industry should soon see a significant boost, according to PlayPennsylvania.com analysts. “SugarHouse’s online launch managed to draw in more than $140,000 a day in bets, even though the... Read more →

How To Perfect Your Business Environment

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 20, 2019)--The perfect business environment will allow you to achieve widespread success with your everyday operations. It is essential for people’s productivity, for meeting your business goals, and for an overall efficient workflow. For starters, you can perfect the environment by prioritizing the company culture. Are the employees that are hired knowledgeable? Is there a good sense of communication maintained at all times? What are the company values that you want to uphold? Another consideration to keep in mind is whether or not everything is working properly in the office, especially when utilities are concerned. Prioritize company culture Many... Read more →

Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly $17k in Unreported Currency from Jamaica-bound Traveler

Travel Tip: make truthful declarations to CBP officers PHILADELPHIA — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $16,542 in unreported currency from a Jamaica-bound man at Philadelphia International Airport last Thursday. The man, a Jamaican citizen and U.S. lawful permanent resident, verbally told CBP officers that he possessed $6,000. Officers explained federal currency reporting requirements and the man verbally and in writing reported that he possessed $8,000. Officers discovered $16,542 in the man’s carry-on bag. Officers seized the currency and released the traveler. It is perfectly legal to carry large sums of currency in or out of the United States.... Read more →