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July 16, 2019

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Wednesday

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 16,2019)--Be advised that the National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 through Saturday, July 20, 2019. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON Wednesday, July 17th TO 7 PM , Noon on Thursday, July 18th to 7 PM, Noon on Friday, July 19th to 7 PM and Noon on Saturday, July 20th to 7... Read more →


$30.1M in Local Freight Impact Fund Grants Released; Camden City $1.2M, Bellmawr, $800,000

Program funds improvements to heavy truck routes on local roads (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced $30.1 million in grants as part of the Local Freight Impact Fund program that help counties and municipalities provide for the safe movement of large truck traffic. In the immediate South Jersey area, Bellmawr received $800,000; Camden City, $1.2... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: 3 NEW LAWS AIM TO HELP THOSE FACING ADDICTION

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills designed to help New Jerseyans in the daily battle against addiction, with a focus on the state's increasingly deadly opioid crisis. One law will require all opioid prescription bottles to feature a warning label that details the risk of potential misuse. Another new law makes a new rule more permanent: that is, insurance... Read more →


Atlantic County Man Convicted of Heroin Trafficking and other Crimes

Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Witness Tampering CAMDEN, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, man has been convicted on heroin trafficking, firearms and witness tampering charges, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Sean Figaro, a/k/a “Carlito,” a/k/a “Carlito the don,” 32, was convicted July 11, 2019, on five counts of the indictment against him: Count 1 – distribution of... Read more →


The Matteo & Sons Cleanup Plan to be Discussed Wednesday Night

EPA to hold public meeting on July 17 West Deptford, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)– Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a cleanup plan to address lead and other contamination on a portion of the Matteo & Sons, Inc. Superfund Site in West Deptford, New Jersey. The portion of the Matteo site includes the Matteo facility at 1692 Crown Point Road... Read more →


John Brewer, of Gloucester City; Pressman for WB Saunders of Pennsauken

On July 10, 2019. Age 65. Of Gloucester City. Loving father of Daniel Brewer, John M. Brewer, III, Kimberly Ann Paleschic, Stephanie Brewer and Erica Brewer. Beloved grandfather of 17 and 1 great-grandson. Dear Brother of Patricia Brewer. John was born in Camden and was a longtime resident of Gloucester City. He worked as a pressman for WB Saunders Company... Read more →


Bronx girl that lost arm to flesh-eating disease gifted “A Doll Like Me” from WI boy

Cross Country Kindness: (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Seven-year-old Amillian (nicknamed “Mimi”) of the Bronx, N.Y. was surprised with a special birthday present from halfway across the country on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. Mimi received A Doll Like Me (she now lovingly calls "Precious), donated by a nine-year-old boy named Rylan from Wisconsin as part of his birthday... Read more →


Mildred E. 'Midge' DiBenedetto Glassboro; formerly of Brooklawn

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Mildred E. ("Midge") DiBenedetto, nee Henderson, 93, of Glassboro, wife of the late Cosmo DiBenedetto, went home to be with her Lord on June 30, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brooklawn, NJ, she was a Glassboro resident for most of her life. Midge was a licensed practical nurse and worked at Camden County General Hospital and Underwood-Memorial... Read more →


Car Breaks Utility Pole, and Destroys Part of the Westville Lions Club Building

The Westville Lions Club building was hit by a car (Gloucestercitynews.net)(Westville, NJ)(July 16, 2019)—Last Thursday, around 1:30AM, a car coming from Almonesson Road onto Delsea Drive (Rt 47) struck a telephone pole and a road sign breaking both in half. The driver of the car continued another 25 feet before coming to a stop after hitting the storage area of... Read more →


Statement from Presidential Candidate Joe Sestak on Israel and Palestine

Our Embassy in Jerusalem, and the Two State Solution (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 15, 2019)--I believe a negotiated settlement based on a two-state solution is best for Israel — our closest friend in the Middle East — and for the Palestinian people. A lasting peace is in everyone's interest, including the rest of the region and the United States. It’s why I said... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $137,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (July 15, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $137 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Friday, July 12th drawing, 17 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Three of those tickets were purchased with the... Read more →


How to Become an Entrepreneur

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 16, 2019)--For people at any age and from any background, becoming an entrepreneur is an entirely possible and exciting prospect. Whether you’ve had no higher education, recently graduated, or been a part of the working world for many years, kick-starting your new life as an entrepreneur is simultaneously thrilling and overwhelming. It means so many different things to different... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: PELOSI’S SELECTIVE CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a tweet from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: Nancy Pelosi loves to flaunt her Catholicism when it can be used to advance her political or ideological agenda. So it was when she used last Sunday’s Gospel reading, about the Good Samaritan, to chide President Trump on his immigration policy. “It should be... Read more →


New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes

Making e-cigs less appealing to youth may have unintended effects on existing users Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. -- Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix, according to new research from Duke Health. The findings, from... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home following 98-day counter drug patrol

more than $467 million worth of cocaine seized Editors' Note: Click on images to download high resolution version. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Monday following a three month counter-drug patrol in international waters off the coasts of Central and South America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. This was Munro’s... Read more →


Burlington County Shoprite Sells Cash 5 Ticket worth $150,812

TRENTON (July 15, 2019) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $150,812 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, July 12th drawing. The winning numbers were: 21, 27, 29, 30 and 32 and the XTRA number was: 03. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket was Shoprite of Ark Road, 127 Ark Rd., Mount Laurel... Read more →


Philly 101: The Essential Guide To Navigating Philadelphia

Primer On The City’s Layout, Icons & Accents (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Every year, visitors to Philadelphia get to know the city’s history, customs, cuisine, dialect and landscape during their visits. Both first-time travelers and returning natives discover and rediscover a diverse, neighborhood-based metropolis with a downtown that’s easy to navigate on one’s own or via public transit. Philly regularly receives raves in The... Read more →


9TH ANNUAL OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PICNIC

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 16, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Catholic Social Services’ Out-Of-School Time Programs (OST), a ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will celebrate the summer with a day of fun at its 9th annual Out-Of-School Time picnic. Nearly 550 children and youth from OST programs located throughout the City of Philadelphia will attend. Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Neshaminy... Read more →


What It Takes To Be A Great Business Leader

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 16, 2019)---If you want to truly get ahead in your career then it’s important to consider working on your leadership skills. To get the promotion you desire or work for a high profile company it’s critical you can lead others and can make both quick and wise decisions. There are certain abilities you’ll want to work on developing if... Read more →


CBO Report: Raising minimum wage to $15 would cost up to 3.7 million jobs

By Michael Carroll | The Center SquareJuly 2019 The Congressional Budget Office threw some cold water on efforts by congressional Democrats to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour with a prediction that such an increase would eliminate as many as 3.7 million jobs by 2025. The July CBO report came out in advance of a congressional vote on... Read more →


Becoming a DIY Expert Starts with the Correct Equipment

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 16, 2019)--Becoming a DIY expert is something that anyone can achieve by learning some skills and knowing the right resources to use. The right equipment is essential for successful completion of any DIY project. Thus, if you want to be an expert, one of the first steps you should take is identifying the right equipment and knowing how to... Read more →


UMF announces Dean’s List for Spring 2019 semester

FARMINGTON, ME (July 8, 2019)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce its Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester. Located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region, UMF is nationally recognized for its academic excellence, affordability and graduates’ positive career outcomes. UMF maintains a Dean’s List each semester for those students completing a minimum of... Read more →


NEW JERSEY FOREST FIRE SERVICE TO CELEBRATE 75TH BIRTHDAY OF SMOKEY BEAR

WITH BIG BASH AT LIBERTY STATE PARK IN JERSEY CITY (TRENTON)(Gloucestercitynews.net) - The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will fete the nation's most famous bear on Saturday, Aug. 10, with a daylong celebration to teach children and remind the public of the many ways they can help prevent wildfires, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced. This year... Read more →