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June 2019

Bergen Street Property Allegedly Used to Chop Up Stolen Motorcycles; Ongoing Investigation

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ ( (June 24, 2019)—Last month we received a tip about a home in the 800 unit block of Bergen Street being raided for allegedly operating a motorcycle chop shop at the property. Our source said one person at the property supposedly pointed a gun at a resident living in that block. That the property was the scene of several fights between groups of young men. We contacted Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the department, for a response. In a prepared statement Burkhardt said, "You are inquiring about a home in the 800 unit block... Read more →

Wawa Welcome America Waterfront Fireworks: June 29

PHILADELPHIA PA--Take in spectacular views of this summer's Wawa Welcome America fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront at Independence Seaport Museum! Get a front-row seat to the show by watching from our second-floor deck and rotunda terrace. Fireworks make for a great family experience or the perfect date night setting. Tickets purchased in advance grant you access to the Museum and a private viewing area with the ideal vantage point. Looking to watch the show indoors? Get a great view from our brand-new Riverview Tavern, where drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food will be available for purchase. The Museum opens... Read more →

Willingboro Man Charged for February Murder; Also Charged with Two Other Murders

WILLINGBORO, NJ ( (June 23, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 23-year Willingboro resident has been charged with the fatal shooting of a man inside a parked vehicle earlier this year on Millbrook Drive. Terrance J. Matthews, of the 100 block of Eastbrook Lane, was charged with one count of Murder (First Degree), one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (First Degree), one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and one count of Certain Persons Not to Possess Firearms (Second Degree). The investigation... Read more →

Judges for the 2020 Hearst Health Prize Announced

Leaders to Select Winner of the Fifth Annual Competition Recognizing Outstanding, Proven Population Health Programs June 20, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time SAN FRANCISCO & PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hearst Health, a division of Hearst, and the Jefferson College of Population Health, part of Thomas Jefferson University, today announced the panel of judges for the 2020 Hearst Health Prize. The annual award recognizes the outstanding achievements of organizations managing or improving population health in the United States. One grand prize winner will be awarded $100,000, and up to two finalists will each be awarded $25,000. Submissions are now being accepted through August... Read more →

Local leaders criticize Pennsylvania 'rain tax,' stormwater rules

By Kim Jarrett | The Center SquareJun 20, 2019 Implementing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s stormwater rules is challenging and expensive, leaders from Pennsylvania’s boroughs, municipalities, townships and counties told lawmakers this week. DEP officials did not attend a joint hearing of the House Local Government and Environmental Resources and Energy committees despite repeated requests, said Rep. Dan Moul, chairman of the Local Government Committee. The stormwater rules have prompted backlash from some Pennsylvania taxpayers who have called it a “rain tax.” Lawmakers had hoped to hear from DEP officials and have the rules clarified. Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Water Safety Tips

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ ( 23, 2019)--As the weather gets hotter, more people look for relief from the heat by swimming. The Gloucester Township Police Department wants everyone to be aware of the dangers of swimming. Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water. Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely... Read more →

Camden City Resident Fatally Stabbed

CAMDEN CITY, NJ ( 22, 2019)Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in Camden on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Camden County Police responded to reports of an unconscious female on the 1200 block of East State Street at the Centennial Village Apartments in Camden at approximately 5:38 a.m. When officers arrived they located the victim, Anna Ramirez, 27, of Camden, suffering from a stab wound. She was pronounced deceased at 6:19 a.m. The investigation into the stabbing is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is... Read more →

Memories: Gloucester City Letter Carriers and Support Staff (Year Unknown)

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ The Gloucester City Post Office crew, year unknown. Front row - (L. to R.) Bob Valario, Mike Foley, Chris Litle, Tim King, George Cleary, Mike Rofrano, Linda Shiflet. Back row - Ray Swanson, Carl Reiman, Cliff Prescott, John McLeer, Steve Lipski, Joe Sloan, Eric Waters. Letter carriers no longer work out of the Gloucester City Post Office. A few years ago they were moved to a building on Mount Ephraim Avenue, Camden City published | June 23, 2019 Related: Gloucester City History Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 1 (June 23, 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 his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) published Read more →

Lower Township Man Resists Arrest and Assaults Officer

Lower Township – On June 19, 2019, at approximately 11 p.m., Patrol Officer Jonathan Scheck conducted a motor vehicle stop for speeding in the 500 block of Seashore Road, in the Erma section of the Township. During the course of the stop, Patrolman Scheck determined the operator, David C. Hughes, 52 years of age, from North Cape May, was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. While attempting to place Mr. Hughes under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated, Mr. Hughes became loud and abusive in a threating and combative manner, refusing to allow the officers to arrest him.... Read more →

Maryland Fishing June 19 Report – Stripers Being Caught in the Upper and Middle Chesapeake Bay

Five year old Vinny Spilker caught this white perch while visiting his uncle recently. Photo by Herb Floyd When introducing young children to fishing, it’s important they see action to keep their attention. Go after species such as bluegills and white perch, which are always ready to step up to the plate. One more license-free fishing day is scheduled this year on July 4. It’s a perfect opportunity to get someone started on their own fishing adventures! Forecast Summary: June 19 – 25 Expect warm and unsettled weather this week with chance of rain or thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday and... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA, PA ( Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will host the Cantate Domino choir camp for children of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia this summer. Children will encounter a unique musical experience where they will be introduced to sacred repertoire, in addition to learning about vocal technique, choral vowels, sight singing and music theory. Monday, July 8th – Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Camp) Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 7:00 pm (Concert) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103 The three-day camp is open to all children... Read more →

Delaware Fish and Wildlife Police Blotter June 10-16

Reminder for the week: Ponds in dog training areas of C&D Canal Conservation Area are closed to fishing and boating DOVER ( (June 21, 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 officers between June 10-16 made 2,329 contacts with anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 78 citations. Officers responded to 85 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife... Read more →

Goodwill Home Medical Equipment Advises Seniors to Incorporate Walking Into Their Daily Routine

Lawrenceville, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2019 -- Goodwill Home Medical Equipment carries a wide range of gently-used, donated medical supplies in Philadelphia. These types of equipment include various forms of walking aids to help seniors with their daily exercise routines. A simple physical activity, such as walking, provides many benefits and can significantly improve senior health. While seniors face different medical concerns, it is essential for them to exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Seniors often find it difficult to carry out day-to-day activities on their own and become reliant on their walking aids, such as canes, walkers, and rollators... Read more →

FBI NEWS: Protecting Faith Communities

Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe from Attacks Assistant Director Kerry Sleeper of the FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement speaks at a meeting of faith leaders at FBI Headquarters Tuesday. Seven minutes, 24 seconds. That’s how long it took a gunman who opened fire at a Baptist church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, to kill 26 people. Many in the church on November 5, 2017 took cover under the pews. Tragically, that made them an easier target for the gunman. The gunman later died by suicide after an armed passerby confronted him. From Sutherland Springs to Pittsburgh... Read more →

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Seizes over 17.5 Tons of Cocaine in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-led multi-agency examination of shipping containers at the Philadelphia seaport netted a historic load of cocaine, the largest cocaine seizure in the 230-year history of U.S. Customs and CBP, with an estimated weight of over 17.5 tons and a street value of about $1.1 billion. CBP officers in Philadelphia seized more than 17.5 tons of cocaine on June 17, 2019 found in shipping containers aboard the MSC Gayane. During a midstream joint boarding Sunday night, CBP, HSI, and U.S. Coast Guard authorities detected... Read more →

Philadelphia Pill Mill Ringleader Sentenced to Over Nine Years in Prison

( – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Derrick Parks, 47, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 110 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Joel H. Slomsky. Parks has a prior criminal record, including illegal possession of a firearm. From March to October 2012, the defendant was the ringleader of a group that conspired to illegally obtain oxycodone pills to sell on the street. Parks secured blank prescription pads from a co-conspirator who worked in a medical office, wrote out false prescriptions for oxycodone, and paid various people to fill the prescriptions... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY NJ ( 20, 2019)--During the week of June 3, 2019, The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden Metro Police Department participated in a project known as Operation Helping Hand. Operation Helping Hand is an innovative initiative that uses law enforcement to connect individuals who have an opioid use disorder and are at-risk of overdose, to treatment, recovery and social support. The initiative involved law enforcement officers arresting individuals attempting to purchase heroin – or, in some cases, other narcotics – at open-air drug markets. Those buyers who were arrested were then immediately offered addiction intervention solutions. This... Read more →

Op-Ed: Compromise needed to help aging Pennsylvania farming population

By Mark O'Keefe | The Center Square There's not much that Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, a Republican, agree on. However, there is one thing that they both see the same way. They both think there's a need to lure young people into farming to replace the ever-growing number of retired farmers. “The average age of a Pennsylvania farmer is 56 years old,” Wolf said during a news conference earlier this year. “And it’s getting higher every year.'' Wolf said there are expected to be about 75,000 job vacancies in the farming industry over... Read more →

Flood Destroys Memorabilia at Gloucester City Historical Society

Related: Gloucester City History William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ ( 21, 2019)--The heavy rain that has hit the South Jersey region recently has caused flooding of major highways and side streets. That flooding has also destroyed family memorabilia and old photos stored in basements of homes and businesses. The heavy rains washed out Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) The Gloucester City Historical Society, located on North King Street across from the Fire Department told the Courier-Post today that the water had destroyed volumes of old Gloucester City News that were tucked away in the basement... Read more →

Possible consolidation of some of Pa's 500 school districts presents thorny problems

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square Jun 17, 2019 Pennsylvania state Sens. David Argall and Lisa Boscola preside over a joint meeting June 17, 2019, of the Senate Republican and Democratic policy committees. Image courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate Sen. David Argall said he often gets asked by constituents about the need for 500 school districts in Pennsylvania. “And I frequently have to remind people that just a few decades ago we had over 2,200 school districts in the state,” Argall said. Argall, R-Mahanoy City, and Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Bethlehem, led the Senate Majority Policy Committee and the Senate... Read more →

Flanagan Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Flanagan: “I will say no to higher taxes and more spending.” LAWRENCEVILLE – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Tricia Flanagan, announced today that she has signed Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” Flanagan met ATR President Grover Norquist last week at a meeting of the New Jersey Tuesday Group in Parsippany. “Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge was a no brainer. It clearly states that I will oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and that I will oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched... Read more →

Jane Clarke Gray, of Hilton Head, formerly of Westville and Woodbury

Jane Clarke Gray, age 91, of Hilton Head, SC and formerly of Clermont, FL and Woodbury, NJ died Monday, June 17, 2019 at Hilton Head Hospital. Mrs. Gray was born on September 7, 1927 in Westville, NJ, the daughter of the late James Clarke Ferris and Carolyn Monroe Ferris. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Woodbury. Jane enjoyed reading, going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Wesley Gray. She is survived by her sons, Gary Curtis Gray (Jackey), Scott... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Energizing Three Major Projects

to Enhance Reliability to More Than Half of South Jersey’s Energy Customers Projects part of the company’s larger effort to make the regional energy grid more reliable and more resilient ( City Electric crews install new electric equipment, including three new transformers, and other modern devices as part of the company’s Rio Grande substation enhancement project that will improve reliability for thousands of customers in Middle and Lower townships in Cape May County. MAYS LANDING, N.J. (June 19, 2019) – Atlantic City Electric is completing work on three major infrastructure projects that will improve reliability for hundreds of thousands of... Read more →

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 | 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 →

FBI Offers Reward for Information in 2014 Homicide on Navajo Nation

( 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 or follow us on Twitter @RidePATCO Read more →

MR. PEANUT Drops His Own Pair of Limited-Edition High-Top Sneakers

Crunch Force 1s (Photo: Business Wire) Fans can order a pair starting today to up their shoe game to nutty levels this summer June 18, 2019 PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--( PEANUT has always been the epitome of style and today, he’s taking that swagger to the court by dropping his first-ever high-top sneaker, the Crunch Force 1. In true MR. PEANUT fashion, Crunch Force 1s aren’t just any pair of kicks – they’re just as stylish as the legume himself. The limited-edition sneakers are a classy combination of premium leather, a MR. PEANUT shoe tongue, and peanut insole — so... Read more →

Pa corrections officers file federal lawsuit; Claim union dues unlawfully deducted

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square7 hrs ago Five Pennsylvania corrections officers have filed suit against their union, arguing that they should be able to withdraw as members and no longer have to pay dues. Representatives with The Fairness Center and National Right to Work Foundation announced the lawsuit, which was filed Friday in the Federal Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit names the officers as plaintiffs: Mark Mills, Chris Taylor, Brandon Westover, William Weyandt and Cory Yedlosky. The case describes the five officers as acting “on behalf of themselves and a class of similarly situated... Read more →

Turnersville Man Charged with Using Fake Invoices to Steal from Doctors and Medical Facilities

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (– A Turnersville resident was arrested today for allegedly mailing more than 10,000 fraudulent invoices for non-existent medical supplies to hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices throughout the United States, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert S. Armstrong, 48, of Turnersville, is charged by complaint with three counts of mail fraud. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court. According to documents filed in this case: Operating under the name of Pinnacle Medical Supplies, Armstrong prepared fraudulent invoices billing hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices across the United States... Read more →

Henry R. Murphy Jr., of Gloucester City; GCHS Alumnus Class of '48

Henry R. Murphy, Jr. Gloucester City - Surrounded by his loving family, at home, on his 88th birthday. Loving and devoted husband of 62 years to the late Claire H. Murphy (nee Bignell). Loving father of Timothy Murphy (Nadine), Kevin Murphy (Roe), Claire Marie Lamont (Tony), Maureen Aguilar (Omar), Kathleen Kinnarney (Jim), Tricia Moore (Doug) and the late Brian Murphy. Cherished grandfather of Danielle Rassa (John), Brian Lamont (Sally), Matthew Lamont, Kirsten Walaski (Eddy), Maura Aguilar, Meaghan Murphy and Luke, Mac and Sophie Kinnarney. Cherished great-grandfather of Sean Rassa and Alexis Lamont. Beloved brother of Joan Upton (Jack) and brother-in-law... Read more →

Rose Marie Locilento of Mt. Ephraim

Rose Marie Locilento, on June 19, 2019, of Mt. Ephraim, formerly of Camden. Age 81. Beloved daughter of the late Domenic and Anna Marie (nee Burgo) Locilento. Devoted sister of Antoinette Conte (Sam) and the late Felicia Wames, Nicholas and Joseph Locilento, Lena Czyzewicz and Gina Tavani. Loving sister-in-law of Eleanor Locilento. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday eve at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE and 8:45 to 9:45am Saturday morning at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Aloysius RC Church, 37 W. Haddon Ave., Oaklyn. Funeral Mass 10am Saturday... Read more →

Naomi C. Ward, of Gloucester City, age 89

Naomi C. Ward Gloucester City – Surrounded by her family, on June 17, 2019. Age 89. Loving mother of Linda Szymanski (Frank), Harold Ward (Mary), Edward Ward (Wendy), Pamela Ward, Sean Ward and the late Charles Ward. Cherished grammy of Rocco Ward, Harold Ward, Mark Ward, Daniel Ward, Robert Loughlin and Scott Loughlin. Loving great-grammy of 7. Naomi was formerly of Camden and worked for Bell Telephone. She was a member of The Order of Shepherds of Bethlehem. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday morning, June 22, 2019 from 9 to 11 AM the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL... Read more →

Michael A. Ciriaco of Bellmawr, age 45, Volunteer Fireman

Michael A. “Moose” Ciriaco, on June 16, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 45. Beloved husband of Kelly (nee Walsh). Loving father of Brandon. Dear brother of Jessica Marino (Kurt) and Samuel Ciriaco (Linda). Son of the late Michael and Jean (nee Keys) Ciriaco. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Moose was a volunteer with Bellmawr Volunteer Fire Co. #1 for over 25 years. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8pm Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR, 200 S. Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Memorial Service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment private at the... Read more →

NOT GUILTY! Two Pennsylvania physicians acquitted of drug charges

Northern District of West Virginia WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – After an eight-day trial, Dr. Krishan Kumar Aggarwal, of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Cherian John, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, were found not guilty of drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. “The jury returned not guilty verdicts against Dr. Aggarwal and Dr. John. Notwithstanding the verdict, we remain steadfast in our intention to prosecute matters which we believe, based upon the evidence, support prosecution. Jury trials are an adversarial process and do not provide guaranteed results. Though we disagree with the jury in this case, the jury has spoken and... Read more →

Golf Cars Unlimited: Leading the Way in Low Speed Vehicles

MediaWizeJune 2019/ Somers Point Golf Cars Unlimited is located at 1882 Route 9 in Clermont, N.J. Golf Cars Unlimited is a full-service Golf Car and Low Speed Vehicle dealership offering all of the top vehicle brands, parts and service and winter storage on-site. Located at 1882 Route 9 in Clermont, N.J., the 1,000-square-foot showroom displays Golf Cars’ complete line of “street legal” cars, which are popular for short trips, recreation and travel at campgrounds, golf courses, retirement communities, schools and beach towns. Low speed vehicles, which have gained in popularity due to their environmental benefits and low maintenance cost are... Read more →

Coast Guard Reminds Mariners of Boating Etiquette

( the summer heats up and boaters take to the water, the Coast Guard is responding to an increased number of preventable incidents and Good Samaritans are lending a hand. “Most drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable, if people used proper precautions,” said Capt. Olav Saboe, commander of Coast Guard Sector North Bend. “To reduce the risk of drowning, it is important for boaters to wear a life-jacket at all times. You may not have a chance to put it on, if and when a sudden emergency strikes.” This comes in response to a recent incident in which a halibut... Read more →

Pennsylvania Woman Charged with Fraud For Perpetrating “Grandparents Scheme”

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Yahaira Diaz, 33, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information with aggravated identity theft, mail fraud, and access device fraud. The charges against the defendant stem from her participation in what has been popularly dubbed the “Grandparents Scheme”, a type of elder financial abuse. The charges come one day in advance of “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” on June 15, 2019. As alleged in the Information, the scheme operated as follows: an individual called an elderly victim posing as the grandchild of the victim, or posing as an attorney... Read more →

Lower Township Police Officers Promoted; New Officers Sworn-In

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ ( 19, 2019)The Lower Township Police Department promoted four Police Officers and welcomed two new Officers, all who took the Oath of Office at the Lower Township Council Meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019. One Officer was promoted to the rank of Captain, two Officers to the rank of Lieutenant and one officer to the rank of Detective Sergeant. The promoted officers listed by rank and seniority are: Administrative Captain William Priole - #139, is a 27-year veteran of the police department. He was hired in the Fall of 1991 and graduated from the Atlantic County Police... Read more →

Shooting at Cooper's Poynt Park, One Dead, One Injured

CAMDEN CITY, NJ ( 18, 2019)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide that occurred in the city on June 16, 2019. At approximately 12:59 a.m. a Camden County Police officer was attempting to clear a parking lot at Cooper’s Poynt Park due to of a large crowd of people and heard gunshots. The Camden Metro officer located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Steven Conquest and another male, both 21 from Camden, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Steven Conquest succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on... Read more →

Seven Jefferson Health New Jersey Interns Graduate from Project SEARCH Work-Transition Program

The third class of talented Y.A.L.E. School interns recently graduated from Jefferson Health’s Project SEARCH program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Launched in Cincinnati in 1996, Project SEARCH is a work-transition program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities; it has grown to more than 400 host employer sites worldwide, including Jefferson — which in 2017 began the first such program in South Jersey. This year’s class featured seven interns who worked in various departments throughout Jefferson (NJ), including: Health Information Management, Patient Accounts, Storeroom, Food Service, Environmental Services, and more. “We are very attached to this program... Read more →

Welcome to “Carefree” Boating at the Shore

MediaWize Business partners Sean McNulty, left, and Adam Fox are introducing the Carefree Boat Club concept to the Jersey Shore in Avalon. By Donald Wittkowski/Somers Point There are no dock fees or insurance costs. No back-breaking cleaning or maintenance, either. Your boat will be fueled up and ready to go before you even step on board. Welcome to “boating without owning.” The Carefree Boat Club gives members all of the pleasures of being out on the water without the hassles and expense of actually owning a boat. Now, Carefree Boat Club has arrived at the Jersey Shore, taking up residence... Read more →

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Life is not a fairy tale, if you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk.

If women are upset at Trump’s naughty words, who in the hell bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray? Jim Comey answered, “I don’t know,” “I don’t recall,” and “I don’t remember” 236 times while under oath. But he remembered enough to write a book. President Trump should nominate Hillary Clinton for the next opening on the supreme court. Then he can finally get her investigated. Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal. No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. You figured it out yet? Chelsea Clinton... Read more →

Ernest C. Scott, Sr., “Ernie”, of Shelbyville, TN; formerly of Bellmawr

Ernest C. Scott, Sr., “Ernie”, on June 12, 2019, of Shelbyville, TN; formerly of Bellmawr, NJ. Age 58. Erine Scott Sr. Ernie served in the US Navy for six years. He then enlisted in the US Air National Guard and retired after 20 years of service to his country in 2004. He worked in maintenance for the state of New Jersey and retired in 2015 after 25 years of employment. In his free time, Scott enjoyed riding his motorcycle and gaming with his son on his PS4 under the handle of “Scotty177”. There will be a viewing from 6pm to... Read more →

Former Delran Emergency Squad Chief Sentenced for Insurance Fraud, Tampering with Public Records

CINNAMINSON, NJ ( 17, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the CNBNews image files Delran Emergency Squad was sentenced today to 30 days in the Burlington County Jail for falsifying patient care reports and then submitting the fabricated records to insurance providers as part of a scheme to collect money for services that were not billable. Don Horner, 67, formerly of Cinnaminson, pled guilty in May to Insurance Fraud (Third Degree) and Tampering with Public Records (Third Degree). The State was seeking 364 days of incarceration. When arrested in October 2018, Horner was enrolled in... Read more →

June 18 Free Naloxone Distribution Day

Visit Participating Pharmacies to Anonymously Obtain Free Lifesaving Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdoses ( part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat the opioid crisis, New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone at no cost on June 18, without an individual prescription or an appointment. Naloxone will be available at select locations of chain pharmacies such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, ShopRite, and CVS as well as at community pharmacies across the state. For the list of participating pharmacies, please click LINK. “The scourge of opioids continues to devastate families and communities across our state, and... Read more →

Shore Medical Center Names Mary Jean “MJ” Redmond, Guardian Angel of the Month

mvitale source: Somers Point Shore Medical Center in Somers Point Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize Mary Jean “MJ” Redmond, MSN, RN, ACAGNP, of its Endoscopy Unit as its June Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients. The Guardian Angel Program was established to enable members of the community to say thank you to a special Shore caregiver through a donation to the medical center. Redmond began her career at Shore in 1995 in oncology, continuing on to work in the telemetry unit, ICU, emergency department, case management, and now endoscopy, where... Read more →

Helen Foster, of Bellmawr formerly of Pennsauken

Bellmawr - Helen Foster, nee Kelchner, 89 of Bellmawr, formerly of Pennsauken, passed away on June 11, 2019. Formerly a member of St. Cecilia's Parish, Pennsauken where she was active in the senior citizens club and Altar & Rosary Society. She was later active in the Bellmawr senior citizens club. Although she had social interests, her most treasured times were those spent with family. Family was her life focus. Braced for her physical decline and passing by her strong, ceaseless faith in God, daily prayer, and devoted family who cared for her until her final breath. Daughter of George and... Read more →

Hirsh Singh: What a Tremendous Escalator Ride

Four years ago Donald J. Trump turned an escalator ride at Trump Tower into the most remarkable political campaign in history. And every single American is better off for it. During President Trump's first two-and-half years, America has been blessed with: The lowest unemployment in over 50 years The lowest unemployment for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans ever Lower taxes and reduce regulations that have unleashed growth in the American economy Ended Obamacare’s individual mandate Termination of the failed Iran Deal Termination of the disastrous Trans Pacific Partnership deal Record funding for the American military to ensure we can always enjoy... Read more →