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July 21, 2019

Cooper University Health Care First Hospital in South Jersey to Offer New Treatment for GERD

David D Shersher, MD (Camden City, NJ)--Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in South Jersey to offer the LINX® Reflux Management System for people whose chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)cannot be controlled medically. Unlike standard surgical treatments for GERD, the minimally invasive LINX treatment uses a tiny bracelet of magnetic titanium beads to surround and compress the lower esophageal sphincter. This valve normally prevents stomach fluids from refluxing into the esophagus. The magnetic attraction between the beads prevents gastric pressure from pushing... Read more →

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney: Benefits of Accident Lawyers

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 21, 2019)--After experiencing a personal injury, whether as the result of a car accident or slip and fall, you may wonder if you should hire a personal injury attorney. Of course, some factors have to be considered to see whether you have a case, but the question of whether to hire a personal injury attorney is always an easy one. Hiring a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney provides you with peace of mind, knowing that you have a professional on your side with knowledge of... Read more →

Norcross, Murphy, NJDMAVA Lead NJ Delegation Military Base Tour

NEW JERSEY – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--(July 19, 2019)-- U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy led the New Jersey Congressional Delegation on a tour of New Jersey’s military installations. There were stops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City, Picatinny Arsenal and Naval Weapons Station Earle. “Today, the New Jersey Congressional delegation and I had an opportunity to learn how we can deepen our partnership with the military to strengthen both New Jersey and the nation,” said Governor Phil Murphy.“Together,... Read more →

10 ways to get kids reading this summer

Creative ideas for encouraging children to beat the heat and hit the books. by: GreatSchools Staff | July 18, 2019 ¿En español? School’s out, the days are longer, and suddenly kids have time on their hands, and you’d like them to put down their tablet and pick up a book. After all, studies show children who read when they’re out of school do better academically than those who avoid cracking open a book. California Library Association is asking patrons across the state to encourage their... Read more →

Bail bondswoman sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment for smuggling hundreds of aliens into the US

NEW YORK (Gloucestercitynews.net)--— Pursuant to an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, Hema Patel, 51, a Texas-based bail bondswoman, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for her role in smuggling hundreds of illegal aliens into the United States. Patel was also ordered to forfeit her Texas residence, two hotels, $7.2 million in bail bonds, $400,000 in cash and 11 gold bars, among other assets. On June 7, 2018, Patel pleaded guilty to alien smuggling for financial gain... Read more →


UPDATED/CORRECTED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net photo)--The Gloucester Train Station is slowly rotting away. This recent photo was taken at the front of the building. Windows are all broken and boarded up. There is trash laying about, along with empty whiskey bottles, empty glassine bags, empty NARCAN nasal spray containers, and a sleeping bag and cushion. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews JEER-The historical Gloucester Train Station, located at Monmouth Street and the Railroad has been sitting empty now for at least five years. Because it... Read more →

Somers Point : New Businesses Receive Warm Welcome

MediaWizeJuly 2019 Somers Point officials make stops at new businesses. From left, John Davidson, SPBA; Levi Fox and Greg Sykora, SPEDAC; Mike Costello, Gas Up Barbershop & Shave Co. Owner/Barber; and Janice Johnston, SPEDAC. (Photos courtesy Suasion) Several new businesses that have recently opened in Somers Point were stops on a welcome tour organized by members of the Somers Point Economic Development Advisory Commission (SPEDAC) and the Somers Point Business Association (SPBA). The tour was part of an initiative designed to enhance Somers Point’s business-friendly... Read more →

Richard Marley Boccelli aka Dick Richards of Bill Haley’s Comets Dies

MediaWizeJuly 19, 2019 Richard Marley Boccelli, aka Dick Richards of Bill Haley’s Comets, passed away on 7/12/2019 at the Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City, NJ. He celebrated his 95th birthday in February. Richard was born on 2/12/1924 in Delaware County, Pa. He attended Upper Darby High School (1949) went to college first at Fairleigh Dickinson College and then at West Chester State Teacher’s College where he majored in physical education and earned a teaching degree. In 1950 Dick married Elizabeth (Betty) Kurtz (1930-1986).... Read more →

GTPD Community Bulletin: Tips for Senior Safety in Summertime Heat

Warm weather is upon us so please take certain precautions to have a safe and healthy summer~ Gloucester Township Police Dept. Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults On this page: Heat Stroke—A Medical Emergency Who Is at Risk? How Can I Lower My Risk? What Should I Remember? Suyin's Story Suyin’s bus was late. Even though it was noon on a very hot summer day, she decided to walk from the grocery store to her home. At 72—healthy and active—Suyin thought the heat would be... Read more →

Cy Young Award winner reflects on Legion Baseball experience

American Legion Baseball alum and National League Cy Young Award recipient Randy Jones at his home on July 13, 2019 in Escondido, Calif. (Photo by Mitch Viquez/American Legion) By Henry Howard When Randy Jones saved the 1975 Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the National League, the final out was a fly ball to left fielder Gary Carter, who played the majority of his career at catcher. For Jones, it was an even more unique and special putout. When he pitched for The American Legion... Read more →

Former Legion Baseball players shine at MLB All-Star Week

By Jeremy Field Baseball’s biggest stars gathered in Cleveland this week for MLB All-Star Week and the events were full of former American Legion Baseball products. Last year’s All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Alex Bregman, got the starting nod at third base for the victorious American League in the All-Star Game. The New Mexico Legion Baseball alum scored the first run of the game. Bregman also participated in Monday’s record-setting Home Run Derby. Powhatan Post 201 (Va.) product Justin Verlander started for the victorious side,... Read more →

Pennsylvania mayors beg lawmakers for options other than raising property taxes

CNBNewsnet files By Dave Lemery | The Center Square July 2019 Every city in Pennsylvania other than Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton is grouped into a designation known as “third-class” cities. There are 53 cities that fall into that designation, and for those that don’t have home rule charters, local officials say they are finding increasingly that property taxes are not sufficient to fund the operations of local government. “Property taxes contribute 50 percent of our general fund revenues,” Denane Sorace, mayor of Lancaster, recently told... Read more →

Online Retailer Zulily Launches a Blast-From-the-Past Back-to-School Sale

As 71 percent of consumers think that shoppers spend too much for the back-to-school season, Zulily to provide wallet relief serving up throwback apparel and gear at retro prices for six weeks July 18, 2019 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zulily, the online retailer that launches a new store every day, today announced a refreshingly retro spin to its back-to-school offerings, debuting a 6-week Blast-From-the-Past sale featuring iconic school season essentials from the 1990s – at 1990s prices. From July 18 to Aug. 22,... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 5 (July 21, 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 gloucestercitynews.net Read more →