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June 2019

NJBIA Statement on FY2020 State Budget and NJ's Tax Incentive Programs

NJBIA President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. issued the following today statement regarding the final FY2020 state budget and the expiration of New Jersey's Gloucester City News blog files tax incentive programs. "While we are pleased that the final FY2020 budget does not include any broad-based tax increases, it is important to recognize that... Read more →


Murphy Takes Action on Fiscal Year 2020 State Budget

Budget Makes Critical Investments in the Middle Class, NJ TRANSIT, Property Tax Relief, and Education Governor Also Takes Action to Ensure Fiscal Responsibility Gloucester City News blog files TRENTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 30, 2019)--– Governor Phil Murphy today signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act into law, growing core investments in education, NJ TRANSIT, and many other... Read more →


Our Lady of Lourdes Agrees to Pay Over $1.1M to Resolve Claims It Failed to Perform Background Checks

Fraudulently Billed U.S. for Community Service Grants Eastern District of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA and CAMDEN (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 29, 2019)--– United States Attorneys William M. McSwain for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey jointly announced that Our Lady of Lourdes Health Foundation and two related Our Lady of Lourdes companies... Read more →


Two Soldiers Die in Afghanistan from Small Arms Fire

Department of Defense Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Both soldiers died June 25, 2019, in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under investigation. The deceased... Read more →


A young woman others see as ‘a holy person’

By Carl Peters Christina McNasby has endured numerous surgeries — 33 of them so far. Disproving the bleak medical prognosis she was given at birth, she learned how to talk after years of speech therapy, and recently graduated from high school. But now the disorder is attacking her kidneys and liver. Many people are praying... Read more →


BRIDGE REPAIRS between Cape May and Wildwood Crest (Ocean Drive) Week of 7/1/19

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - During the upcoming week, ending on 7/6/19, South State will be closing the Northbound Lane over Mill Creek for installation of guide rail & crash cushions, and placing alternating traffic in the Southbound Lane. Work hours will be approximately 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday, July 1st & Tuesday, July 2nd.... Read more →


USDA Selects Warner Real Estate to Sell 26 Homes Through Online Auction

Woodstown,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) June 27, 2019-- Warner Real Estate & Auction Company, a leading real estate firm in New Jersey, has been selected once again by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sell (26) foreclosed single-family homes throughout New Jersey. Warner Real Estate & Auction Company will be selling all 26 foreclosed homes... Read more →


Another NJ2AS Legal Victory! Victorious in Final Phase of OPRA Lawsuit!

Posted by Alexander Roubian 801sc on June 28, 2019 · Today, NJ2AS received Judge Hurd's order denying NJ's motion for summary judgement, granting NJ2AS' motion for summary judgement, and subsequently ordering the State of NJ to provide NJ2AS with unredacted copies of Attachments A, B and C to the 2005 New Jersey State Police Firearms... Read more →


How to use your Washing Machine

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 30, 2019)--If you are planning to invest in a new washing machine, you should know more than just the cleaning part. First, you have to decide on the type of washing machine you prefer. It could be an old-style top loader, a top loader that lacks an agitator, and so on. When it comes... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Police Blotter June 17-23

Reminder for the week: Observe safety precautions when towing water skiers, tubers, and knee-boarders DOVER Delaware (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 28, 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 →


Guest Opinion: Living in La-La Land: Joe Biden’s Alternative Reality

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 SOURCE NRA-ILA Anti-gun folks typically characterize their gun control restrictions as “common sense” and “responsible,” regardless of how poorly grounded in reality these “solutions” tend to be, or how little their proponents understand what these measures will do (like the gun control supporters at one event who, when asked, were unable... Read more →


Voorhees PD: We urge parents/guardians to discuss bike laws with their kids

We have provided warnings through school assemblies and letters. VOORHEES, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Voorhees Police Department released the following statement regarding bike laws. We have been urging parents/guardians to discuss bike laws with their kids. We have provided warnings through school assemblies and letters. Unfortunately, to keep our children and the motoring public safe, we may... Read more →


Olde Philly Pharmacy and its Owner to Pay $350,000 to Resolve Alleged Violations of Controlled Substance Act

PHILADELPHIA, PA – (Gloucestercitynews.net)-United States Attorney William McSwain announced that Olde Philly Pharmacy has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve allegations that three of its pharmacy stores located in Philadelphia violated the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Gloucester City News blog files by failing to maintain complete and accurate records of controlled substances, including nearly 100... Read more →


Investment Broker Pleads Guilty to Stealing $270,000 from Elderly Couple

TRENTON – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an investment broker pleaded guilty today to stealing $270,000 from an elderly couple by deceiving them into investing in a fictitious investment program. Michael Alan Siegel, 62, of Livingston, N.J., pleaded guilty today to an accusation charging him with second-degree theft by deception before Superior Court... Read more →


NJ Students Named to Hartford's Dean's List

WEST HARTFORD, CT (June 2019)-- The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the Dean's List for Spring 2019. Darius Kinnel of Blackwood (08012) Hannah Heberling of Bordentown (08505) Brianna Hicks of Bridgeton (08302) Anyae Jackson of Burlington (08016) Andrew Dunne of Cherry Hill (08034) Nicole Kibbe of... Read more →


Terror Comes to U.S. Soil : The Bomb ‘Outrages’ of 1919

Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer and family stand outside their home in Washington, D.C., circa 1919—the year their home was bombed. Mitchell and his family survived the bombing. (Library of Congress photo) Late one evening, a series of mysterious figures placed powerful bombs outside nine deliberately chosen residences stretching from Boston to Cleveland. A carefully... Read more →


Three Individuals Charged with Drug Trafficking Offenses

Middle District of Pennsylvania WILLIAMSPORT Pa (Gloucestercitynews.net)--– The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Anthony Bressi, age 47, of Danville, Pennsylvania, Terry Harris, age 45, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Damonico Henderson, age 54, of Elyria, Ohio, were indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking charges. According to... Read more →


Delaware Hunters harvested 564 wild turkeys during 2019 season

Turkey hunter Kimberly Pokoiski with a gobbler taken at the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Midlands Wildlife Area. The photo, titled “My Pride and Joy,” was taken by Paul Skibicki of St. Georges and won an honorable mention award in the 2018/19 Delaware hunting photo contest. DOVER (June 28, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)--– Delaware’s month-long spring wild... Read more →


Understanding Your Pet’s Emotions for a Better Life

[KENNETT SQUARE, PA] (Gloucestercitynews.net)– With more than 100 million households nationwide owning cats or dogs, pets have become integral members of American families. But when “Fido” and “Fluffy” start to act in unusual, frustrating, or frightening manners, where can owners turn? Recently, Penn Vet’s Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Director of Penn Vet Ryan Hospital’s Companion Animal... Read more →


U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering casts new light on Pennsylvania maps conflict

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that the federal courts have no place in deciding disputes over electoral maps and gerrymandering shouldn’t have any immediate impact on Pennsylvania. That’s because the series of legal disputes that played out in the Keystone State took place largely within the state... Read more →


Former Northumberland Chief of Probation for Charged with Theft

James Cortelyou charged for stealing $31K from house arrest funds between 2014-2016 HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the former Northumberland County Chief of Adult Probation has been arrested for allegedly stealing $31,530 from the Northumberland County Probation House Arrest funds while he was Chief from 2014-2016. James Cortelyou, 41, of Herndon,... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 2 (June 30, 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... Read more →


GTPD Alert: Camden & Gloucester County OEMs Co-Sponsoring MARC

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--With the this recent rain we know that some residents in South Jersey have been devastated by the effects of the storm damage. #GTPD and the Office of Emergency Management want to share an upcoming event. This Sunday June 30th, 2019 Camden and Gloucester County OEMs will be co-sponsoring the Multi-Agency Resource Center... Read more →


EPA Recognizes Four New York and New Jersey 2018 WasteWise Winners

for Diverting Over 356,000 Tons of Waste from Landfills NEW YORK (June 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey as one of the 2018 winners of the national WasteWise awards, as well as four regional winners in New York and New Jersey. The work conducted... Read more →


Sunset Parade Sunday at Cape May Coast Guard Base

CAPE MAY, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)--– U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Sunset Parade in honor of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the Training Center, June 30, 2019 at 8:10 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250... Read more →


Additional Sexual Assault Charges Filed against Wilkes-Barre Police Officer

Four additional victims report that Robert Collins sexually assaulted them while on duty HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro and the Pennsylvania State Police today announced additional charges against former Wilkes-Barre police officer Robert Collins after four additional victims came forward with allegations of sexual assault. Collins, 53 of Mountain Top, was charged today with... Read more →


Seaford angler CHARGED with landing a prohibited shark species

SANDBAR SHARKS-Distributed in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. It reaches 2.5 meters in length. The genus Carcharhinus has many other sharks that look similar to this species, however the first dorsal fin of the sandbar sharks is much larger than in other species making it easy to identify. Sandbar sharks in the Churaumi... Read more →


Analysis of Pennsylvania's revenues points to need to cut regulations, policy organization says

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square Some time in the coming week, Pennsylvania lawmakers should put the finishing touches on a state budget for the fiscal year that runs from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. With the current fiscal year coming to a close, the Allegheny Institute, a Pittsburgh-based public policy organization,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Troy Chisum, Shot and Killed

TROY CHISUM Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Illinois End of Watch Tuesday, June 25, 2019 FULTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS--Deputy Sheriff Troy Chisum was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call in the 5200 block of East Troy Road in Avon at 2:00 pm. He was shot by a subject who then barricaded himself inside the... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report: Pretty Rainbow Greets Fishermen on Chesapeake Bay

June 26, 2019 Bob Bruns was fishing at the Bay Bridge recently and found this beautiful striped bass at the end of a rainbow. Photo by Travis Long By Keith Lockwood | Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources We’ve all heard the saying about finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In... Read more →


4 More People Charged with Filing False Applications for Sandy Relief Funds

AG’s Office has charged 130 defendants in historic anti-fraud program with state & federal partners TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that the Attorney General’s Office and its state and federal partners have charged four additional defendants during the past three months with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to... Read more →


NJ Report Card on Hospital Maternity Care Released

Interactive Dashboard Features Hospital Data on Surgical Births, Complication Rates and Severe Birth Complications As part of its mission to improve maternal health outcomes and racial disparities, First Lady Tammy Murphy and the Department of Health today released the first New Jersey Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care that includes interactive data on hospital-specific and... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly 4,000 Non-Compliant Tires from China

PHILADELPHIA — (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 29, 2019)--U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 3,942 tires June 13 that were imported from China for violating National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) standards June 13. The tires have an assessed value of nearly $140,000. About 4,000 non-compliant tires from China line the floor of CBP's Centralized Examination Station... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Bryant University Dean's List

SMITHFIELD, RI (Gloucestercitynews.net)(06/27/2019)-- Bryant University is committed to the pursuit, recognition, and celebration of academic excellence. The University is pleased to recognize the students who have been named to the Deans' List for the spring 2019 semester. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement! Michael Andrejco, class of 2021, from Wall, NJ Kaitlyn Birnbohm-Kaminski, class of 2022,... Read more →


'Incredible' Legion support helps bring disabled veterans together

By Steven B. Brooks JUN 26, 2019 View Photo Gallery (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 29, 2019)--Fifty years ago, Paul Minillo, Bill Hancock, Ron Marmon, Joe Hughes and Tom Crites all served together in Vietnam in the U.S. Marines’ Hotel (H) Company in the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Division. All five men earned Purple Hearts, as did more... Read more →


NEW JERSEY LOTTERY EXPANDS CASH4LIFE TO DAILY DRAWINGS

TRENTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 28, 2019) – Beginning on Monday, July 1, 2019, the New Jersey Lottery will expand drawings for the CASH4LIFE game to seven nights per week, giving players more chances to win the top prize of $1,000 a day – for life! Starting July 1, CASH4LIFE will be drawn every night at 9 p.m.... Read more →


Border Patrol Agents Revive Drowned Teen

Release Date: June 27, 2019 Family of Three Rescued From Rio Grande River RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE EAGLE PASS, Texas – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Stationmarine unit saved the life of an undocumented immigrant teen after he and his family, all from Honduras, attempted to cross the Rio Grande... Read more →


Cory Booker’s Disingenuous No PAC Money Pledge

Booker’s 50 Shades of PAC Money LAWRENCEVILLE – As progressives around New Jersey complain that Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and South Jersey political powerbroker George Norcross are co-hosting a fundraiser for US Senator Cory Booker’s vanity presidential campaign today the one thing they continue to ignore is that Booker’s pledge not to accept PAC... Read more →


Atlantic City Drug Trafficking Ring Busted; 22 Defendants Charged

image source Atlantic City Police Department CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 28, 2019)– Twenty-two people have been charged for their roles as members, associates, and suppliers of an Atlantic City, New Jersey-based drug-trafficking organization that distributed heroin throughout the area, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Nineteen defendants were arrested today, one defendant was in custody... Read more →


21-Year-Old Man and a Juvenile Arrested for the Charles Bowen Complex & John Glenn Elementary School Fires

PINE HILL, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 28, 2019)The Pine Hill Police Department announced today that two individuals were taken into custody yesterday, Thursday and subsequently charged with intentionally setting fire to the playground equipment at the Charles Bowen Recreational Complex, in addition to defiant trespassing and creating dangerous conditions at the John H. Glenn Elementary School. The... Read more →


MARC will be in Gloucester City on Sunday at GHS

Gloucester City, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 28, 2019)--A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC), providing recovery resources for people from Gloucester City News blog files Camden and Gloucester Counties affected by the recent flooding event, will open Sunday, June 30, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Gloucester City High School 1300 Market Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Partner... Read more →


Officer Down: Police Officer Michael Langsdorf Shot and Killed

Michael Langsdorf North County Police Cooperative, Missouri End of Watch Sunday, June 23, 2019 NORTH COUNTY, MISSOURI--Police Officer Michael was shot and killed after responding to a call at 6250 Page Avenue involving a man attempting to cash a fraudulent check at 4:40 pm. He was shot several minutes after contacting the suspect at the... Read more →


The Maple Shade Parade and Fireworks Display are NO DRONE ZONES...

Residents and attendees are reminded that the annual 4th of July Parade route on Main Street, and High School grounds during the Fireworks, on Saturday, June 29th,are designated *NO DRONE ZONES*. Unless you possess specific FAA exemptions, some key reminders are as follows: Never fly over groups of people, public events, or stadiums full of... Read more →


Pennsylvania bill to end ‘straight ticket voting’ advances over Democratic opposition

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square 2 hrs ago Pennsylvania voters who prefer to pick all the candidates from one party or the other at the polls might have a little bit more work in store for them after a bill passed in the state House of Representatives that would ban the practice of... Read more →


TRAFFIC ALERT: I-295 northbound to have overnight lane and ramp closures for several nights

Exit ramps to and from Route 168 closed and detoured (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-295 northbound will have two lanes closed overnight for several nights, as well as two ramps closed and detoured to repave I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties.... Read more →


Concussion Elevates Injury Risk in College Football Players After They Return to Play

Newswise — LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2019 – College football players who have had a concussion are at high risk for sustaining a core or lower-extremity injury or another concussion, even if they are symptom-free, suggests a study being presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 70th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. “Some of... Read more →


Temple University Health: Research Reveals No Differences in Outcomes after Hernia Surgery

Performed by Medical Doctors vs. Surgeons in Ghana (Philadelphia, PA) – Inguinal hernia is one of the most common general surgical conditions in the world, with an estimated 220 million cases and 20 million surgeries performed annually. Inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, like part of the intestine, pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal... Read more →


Food Waste Bill Turns Into Incinerator Bail Out Bill = More Pollution   

TRENTON NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 2019)--On June 20th, Senator Smith proposed floor amendments to bill S1206(Smith)/A3726 (Gusciora) that would require large food waste generators to separate and recycle food waste but also allow food waste to go to incinerators. “Late at night, the legislature made a last-minute amendment to S1206(Smith)/A3726 (Gusciora). The bill went from a being... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to University of Scranton's Dean's List

SCRANTON, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(JUNE 2019)-- Local residents were among more than 1,650 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2019 spring semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester... Read more →


Beloved Classics and a New Favorite Come to Life in Mainstage’s Summer Season

BLACKWOOD, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Enjoy a summer filled with delightful entertainment in Mainstage Center for the Arts’ 31st season featuring High School Musical, Jr.; Cinderella, Getting to Know version for young audiences; Frozen, Jr.; School House Rock, Jr.; and a community theatre production of the Broadway hit, The Drowsy Chaperone. The season is sponsored by AP Construction... Read more →