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July 2019

Singh For Senate: The Truth About Cory Booker

Before Cory Booker steps on stage for tonight’s Democrat Debate, we need to get the truth out to you! It is urgent that we share this new website with you, to show you the truth. That is why our dedicated team of researchers launched to expose Booker’s phony record, misrepresentations, and outright lies. VIEW THE TRUTH As a dedicated supporter, we are sharing this website with you first. And we know we can count on you to help share the truth with everyone who loves our country and wants to elect real leaders. While the Fake News tells you what to think, we want you to see the hard truth about Booker for yourself, so you can see all of his lies! Remember our site, is the only place to find out the truth about Cory Booker. Thank you, Singh For Senate Republican for U.S. Senate For The... Read more →

Op-Ed: Voting for all the wrong reasons

By William Haupt III | THE CENTER SQUARE Jul 29, 2019 “Regardless of the strength of attachment to their own party, the more voters dislike the opposing party, the greater probability that they will vote for their party's candidate." – Steven Webster W.C. Fields once proclaimed, “I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.” Pew Research’s latest checklists of political benchmarks reveal what we already know. Americans are more divided than at any time in recent history on political issues. Republicans and Democrats today hold vastly disparate views on the role government plays on immigration, the economy, human rights, welfare, business, free speech, states rights and even on the food we eat and the drugs we take. The study underscores this deep distaste for the other side of the aisle that festered during the 2000 Florida election recount and escalated out of the stratosphere during Barack Obama’s two terms... Read more →

25-Year-Old Maple Shade Man Indicted for Fatal Beating of His Mother 

MAPLE SHADE, NJ ( County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 25-year-old man has been indicted for causing the death of his mother by beating and kicking her late last year in the Maple Shade apartment where they resided. Brooks Nelson Brooks Nelson, of the 100 block of Great Road, was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on charges of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be held soon in Superior Court in Mount Holly. On the morning of December 12, 2018, officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the Roberts Mills apartment complex for a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife. Arriving officers found his mother, Sherri Horton, 52, on the ground outside of the... Read more →

Asian Long Horned Tick Appears in Delaware in northern New Castle County

DNREC’s tick monitoring program confirms finding DOVER (July 31, 2019) – The Asian longhorned tick has been found for the first time in Delaware, DNREC’s new tick surveillance program within the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Mosquito Control Section announced today. This tick is a known or suspected vector of various pathogens or diseases affecting humans, wildlife, and livestock in other parts of the world, particularly in its native eastern Asia. In the United States, only two instances of Asian longhorned ticks attached to humans have been confirmed, and there have been no reported instances of disease transmission to humans or animals. During tick sampling initiated this spring by DNREC’s statewide tick program, a total of five Asian longhorned tick nymphs – immature ticks – were found in late June in northern New Castle County. Dr. Lauren Maestas, the state’s tick biologist, visually identified the ticks, and his finding was... Read more →

AMERICAN HEROES: Two Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Pfc. Brandon Kreischer and Spc. Michael Nance AFGHANISTAN ( Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Both soldiers died July 29, 2019, in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. The deceased are: Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio. Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, of Chicago, Illinois. Both soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Read more →

Menendez Urges CSPC to Protect Beachgoers from Dangers of Flying Beach Umbrellas

Call for action follows Senator’s push for Consumer Product Safety Commission to look into the dangers after a woman was impaled last summer at Jersey Shore, Virginia woman killed in 2016 MANASQUAN, N.J. – A year after a tourist was impaled by a flying beach umbrella at the Jersey Shore, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) stood on the beach in Manasquan to call on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) to take more aggressive action to protect beachgoers from the dangers of wind-swept beach umbrellas that can cause serious injury or even death. On July 16, 2018, a beach umbrella took off with a gust of wind in Seaside Heights, N.J., and speared the woman in the leg. In 2016, a woman in Virginia Beach was killed by a beach umbrella that got caught in the wind and struck her in the chest. Last month, a toddler was nearly... Read more →


The federal student loan burden for the million or so students in our state is about $36.5 billion, according to the Office of Federal Student Aid. Two bills that were just signed into law by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver are designed to give students more control over their debt. One law requires colleges to display their actual costs on a standard “shopping sheet” so students can compare institutions more easily. The other creates the role of a student loan ombudsman, which is an officer employed by the state to advocate on behalf of students. (WHYY) NJ NATIVE KILLED IN PARKLAND IS INSPIRING FEDERAL LAW In February, Gov. Phil Murphy enacted Alyssa's Law. It requires all public schools to install silent panic alarms. Advocates say the technology could have saved the lives of the 17 people killed at the Parkland massacre last year, including 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, who lived in Woodcliff... Read more →

News & World Report names Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes among Best Hospitals

Virtua hospitals in Mount Holly & Willingboro also earn ‘high-performing’ designations in specific specialties Marlton, N.J. — Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital have been recognized among the “Best Hospitals” for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also lauded Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Willingboro Hospital for their high performance in specific areas. Virtua Voorhees is ranked as the seventh-best hospital in New Jersey and the ninth-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. (U.S. News includes Virtua Marlton Hospital in its evaluation of Virtua Voorhees.) Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes is ranked 11th-best in New Jersey and 13th-best in the Philadelphia metro area. Virtua hospitals earned “high-performing” designations in the following areas: Virtua Voorhees for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure, and for performing colon cancer surgery, hip replacement surgery, and knee replacement surgery. Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly for treating... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Gang Member Shoots and Kills LA Police Officer

JUAN JOSE DIAZ Los Angeles Police Department, California End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 2019 LOS ANGELES, Calif --Police Officer Juan Diaz, age 24, was shot and killed shortly after midnight in the area of Avenue 26 and Humboldt Street after taking law enforcement action when he observed several men vandalizing a wall. He was eating with friends when he observed the man tagging a wall with gang graffiti. He approached the man and told him to stop. A short time later the man returned with others, confronted Officer Diaz and his friends, and brandished a handgun. The man then opened fire on the group as they tried to leave the area, killing Officer Diaz and wounding his girlfriend's brother. The man fled the area and remains at large. Officer Diaz had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for two years and was assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau.... Read more →

American Legion sponsored Centennial Ride to be streamed live online

Department-sponsored Centennial Ride to be streamed live online BY: The American Legion ( --The American Legion’s 100th anniversary will be celebrated with an 1,875-mile motorcycle trek through the heart of the nation July 31-Aug. 4. The ride is organized and sponsored by six American Legion state departments between the Canada and Mexico borders, the American Legion Centennial Ride has 60 scheduled stops before the rendezvous point Aug. 4 in Great Bend, Kan. The ride traverses U.S. Highway 281, which in 1960 was designated as the national American Legion Memorial Highway, passing through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. Two 30-rider teams will travel toward each other from the international borders with Mexico and Canada. Team Vision will bring one half of a centennial banner north from Pharr, Texas, beginning the afternoon of July 31 and Team Legacy will start its journey from the International Peace Park at... Read more →

ACENDA Integrated Health Holds Backpack Driveto Benefit Children

Participating in its Programs and Services Throughout NJ Drive runs through Wednesday, August 14 GLASSBORO, NJ (July 30, 2019) – Acenda Integrated Health invites the local community to help send area children back to school with a new backpack filled with awesome school supplies - and a big smile - through its Backpack Drive which runs through Wednesday, August 14. Last year’s drive benefited nearly 600 children from kindergarten through high school. "The start of the school year is an exciting time for children as they meet new teachers and classmates. But if your family cannot afford new school supplies, it can often be a stressful time. By providing children with a new backpack and school supplies, we can help ease their anxiety and prepare them for academic success," said Lisa Haya, Vice President of Child & Family Services, Acenda Integrated Health. Through the Backpack Drive, Acenda is collecting school... Read more →

Brunch Highlights Talents of Ocean City Theatre Company

MediaWizeJuly, 2019 The OCTC Show Choir performs to the delight of the audience. By Maddy Vitale The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) held its 9th annual Broadway Brunch at the Greate Bay Country Club Sunday in Somers Point Sunday, where students were awarded scholarship money for their artistic talents and a person credited with the program’s success was honored. The event included a gourmet brunch, silent auction, speeches by the scholarship recipients, students who graduated this year and the 2019 Star of the Show recipient, founding board member for the Greater Ocean City Theater Company, Michael Dattilo. More than 120 people filled the ballroom. In addition to the scholarships, there was a fundraiser and silent auction with proceeds going to the theatre company. And to end the afternoon affair, the OCTC Show Choir gave two crowd pleasing performances. Founding Artistic Director of the OCTC Michael Hartman with the seven... Read more →

Kingston Based New York Army National Guard Soldiers Headed for Annual Training at Fort Drum

Kingston, NY (07/31/2019)( — New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 104th Military Police Battalion, headquartered in Kingston, will conduct their annual training at Fort Drum, New York, from August 2nd to the 24th. Five hundred and twenty-six Soldiers from the detachment will conduct live fire training exercises with machine guns, firing at multiple targets from stationary and mobile vehicles. The goal of the exercises is to improve the effectiveness and survivability of crews and teams, while building battalion level proficiency. Motorists may see increased military traffic on highways and other roads as Army National Guard units move to and from Fort Drum. The unit served in Iraq in 2007 and 2008 where the Soldiers were responsible for overseeing detainee camp operations. The unit deployed troops to Washington in January 2009 to assist in providing security and crowd control during the presidential inauguration. Members of the battalion also responded... Read more →

Help American Legion Programs through the Purchase of Centennial Coins

( 31, 2019)--American Legion Family members and coin collectors have purchased more than 102,500 American Legion 100th anniversary commemorative coins, according to unaudited numbers from the U.S. Mint, since their release March 14. Each coin incorporates original designs by members of the Mint’s Artistic Infusion program, inspired by The American Legion’s history and legacy. • The silver dollar features the American Legion emblem surrounded by oak leaves and a French fleur-de-lis. On the reverse side are crossed U.S. and American Legion flags beneath an arch from the Arc de Triomphe, in another nod to the Legion’s birthplace. • The $5 gold coin commemorates The American Legion’s birth in Paris in 1919, with the Eiffel Tower and a V for victory; they are encircled by the outer edge of the background of the American Legion emblem, representing the rays of the sun. The coin’s reverse depicts an eagle in flight, symbolizing... Read more →

Five Signs Your Aging Loved Ones Need Assistance

MediaWizeJuly, 2019 United Methodist Communities - Ocean City Uncharacteristic neglect of home maintenance/housekeeping: If your loved ones are known for the pride they take in their home and garden, a lapse in this care can be a sign they are no longer coping. Ignoring excess clutter, the garden overgrowth, and home maintenance issues can also increase the risk of falls and injuries in the home. If you suspect they feel overwhelmed, offer to help out with certain tasks, but if your parents can’t seem to regain control over their home it may be time to suggest assisted living. Bills aren’t being paid – or are being overpaid: An occasional lapse or moment of confusion is understandable when it comes to a person’s finances, but if you notice bills starting to pile up or your loved ones making other financial errors, it is right to feel concerned. Managing your own money... Read more →

NJ's Striped Bass Bonus Program

The 2019 Striped Bass Bonus Program (SBBP) is currently closed and will reopen September 1, 2019. Permits issued for 2018 are not valid in 2019. Applications for the 2019 SBBP are now available. 2019 SBBP permits are not valid until September 1, 2019. All 2018 permit holders must reapply to receive a 2019 permit. The number of permits issued will be limited at the Division's discretion based on harvest reports and other factors to ensure the 2019 quota is not exceeded. Updated and new information about the SBBP is posted on this webpage and sent to Marine Fisheries e-mail list subscribers and media outlets when available. Reporting of all harvested bonus fish is mandatory. Effective September 1, 2019, the SBBP regulations are as follows: One fish per permit 24" to less than 28" September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 Please note that the order of fish harvested does not... Read more →

Retired Somers Point Firefighter Gets Help From Community

MediaWizeJuly 25, 2019 Ocean City firefighters and the Somers Point community joined forces to help a retired firefighter get a new roof installed at no cost. By MADDY VITALE Ocean City firefighters are helping one of their own with home repairs and even the installation of a new roof. Jimmy Leone, 69, who retired from the Ocean City Fire Department in 2005, lives at 1400 Atkinson Ave. in Somers Point. When fellow firefighters found out he was not doing well physically and couldn’t do repairs on his home, they entered a contest that would give Leone, and his wife, Constance, a new roof to their 1950 home. Four local families, including a firefighter who worked with Leone throughout his career, nominated the Leone home for “Roof on Wings,” a promotion through Surf & Turf Roofing in Egg Harbor Township. The Leone home won, and on Thursday morning work crews were... Read more →


The 2nd annual “Bike Rodeo” is in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department’s 15th District and Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. graphic files Mayfair Out-of-School (OST) Time Program, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), along with the Philadelphia Police Department’s 15th District and Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will host its 2nd annual “Bike Rodeo” to focus on bicycle and scooter safety. Friday, August 2, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mayfair Elementary School 3001 Princeton Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19149 Nearly 50 children served by the program as well as OST staff, Philadelphia Police officers, and student nurses will be in attendance. Highlights of this year’s event include bike courses, helmet and schoolbag giveaways, bike safety bingo, educational material and resources, and more. Students will bring their own bikes, scooters, and helmets. Ms. Aggie Healey-Wilson, OST Administrator... Read more →

Considerations for the Future of Education, Re-Training and Choosing the Right Career in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order - Kai-Fu Lee Summary and Commentary by Lawrence J. Danks Assistant Professor of Business, Camden County College ( 31, 2019)--Kai-Fu Lee, a major venture capitalist, appeared on Sixty Minutes in July 2019. He described major changes that will be brought about through the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Any student, worker and educational administrator should familiarize themselves with what is likely to happen in the not too distant future, to assist them in proper planning for what’s coming. What follows is an amalgam of Dr. Lee’s (Columbia, Carnegie-Mellon) thoughts accompanied by my commentary. There is no substitute for reading this book however. The purpose of the summary is simply to provide an impetus to do so, in your own self-interest and that of entities you are associated with. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TODAY In 2017, Chinese venture-capital investors poured record sums into... Read more →

(Video) Labrador Retriever Shot by Police Officer in Vernon Twp. |

VERNON TOWNSHIP (July 29, 2019)-- — Police today released body camera footage from a Saturday incident in which an officer shot and killed a pet dog after it ran out onto Gloucester City News blog files the street in front of the owner's house. Shared to the Vernon Township Police Department Facebook page, the footage shows the officer, Ptl. Emanuel Rivera, talking with a local resident who had called in a complaint of an aggressive dog. The video also shows another neighbor, telling him the loose dog belongs to a house next door. The dog then is seen running onto the street and toward Rivera, who yells at the dog to back up twice. The video shows the officer's firearm in his hand, as he yells "back" twice before the video was cut is cut. "The body camera footage in its entirety is being withheld due to privacy concerns and... Read more →

EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan for Contaminated Properties in Vineland,

New phase of work to address non-residential properties Vineland, New Jersey (July 30, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a cleanup plan to address about 40 non-residential contaminated properties that remain impacted by the Former Kil-Tone Company Superfund Site in Vineland, New Jersey. Previous operations at the former Kil-Tone Company pesticides facility contaminated the soil with arsenic and lead. "EPA’s cleanup plan to address these non-residential properties in Vineland builds on previous work by our state partners and reflects our coordinated effort to protect people’s health,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “This phase of work reflects EPA’s commitment to prioritize the Superfund program and ensure that these sites are cleaned up as quickly and safely as possible.” The EPA will hold a public meeting on August 13, 2019 to explain the proposed plan. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Gloria M... Read more →

Gov. Wolf bashes plan to end food stamp exception

USDA proposed after millionaire obtained benefit By Dave Lemery | The Center SquareJuly 2019 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf came out strongly Monday against a proposed move by the Trump administration to limit the ability of states to bypass rules on income limits for food stamps. The federal Department of Agriculture last week put forth a proposal to end a practice in which some people who make more than 130 percent of the poverty level could still receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, commonly known as food stamps. Individuals who were eligible for another form of welfare, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), could automatically qualify for food stamps. Including Pennsylvania, 43 states make use of “categorical eligibility” to allow people who earn too much to still qualify for food stamps. The rule change would require otherwise ineligible applicants to actually receive $50 in TANF benefits for six months to... Read more →


Atlantic County's freeholders decided to remove a resolution from today's agenda at the request of the Hispanic Association of Atlantic County, whose advocacy chair said the document was "very confusing" for laypeople. It called for “continued collaborative efforts” with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but County Executive Dennis Levinson noted the document does fall in line with state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's Trust Directive. In fact, Levinson believed "the intent of the resolution was to reassure the Hispanic community," reporter Michelle B. Post writes. (Press of Atlantic City) EPA TARGETS BERGEN, PASSAIC COUNTIES: RIVER CLEANUP The federal Environmental Protection Agency is considering a plan to clean up "hot spots" along nine miles of the heavily industrially polluted Passaic River — and it's already proven to be controversial. The proposal would only partially excavate the polluted sediment. The other part would remain under a barrier. The original cost was estimated... Read more →

Governors and Mayors Developing Regional Transportation & Climate Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND BOSTON (July 30, 2019) – Members of Our Transportation Future joined 300 state lawmakers, business leaders, transportation experts, and public figures in Baltimore, Maryland, today at a regional public workshop on developing low-carbon investment strategies and priorities for the Transportation & Climate Initiative, a regional partnership for clean transportation in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. The OTF groups participating in today’s workshop announced a sign-on letter to the Governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia, and the mayor of Washington, D.C. An excerpt of the OTF letter said: “We commend your leadership on TCI and support your efforts to develop a regional agreement to reduce transportation emissions. Transportation is the largest source of climate-changing pollution in the U.S., and a significant cause of unhealthy air that increases asthma attacks, cardiovascular problems, and respiratory illnesses. Driving represents... Read more →

Trenton Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Causing Death of Mansfield Customer who Overdosed

( 30, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Trenton drug dealer pled guilty today in Superior Court to causing the death of a customer by supplying the heroin that led to the Mansfield resident’s fatal overdose last summer. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Darius Beckett, 29, of Academy Street, pled guilty to Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree) and Making Terroristic Threats (Third Degree) in exchange for an eight-year sentence in New Jersey state prison. Under the state’s No Early Release Act, Beckett will be required to serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole. The Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for September 20. On August 12, 2018, officers from the Mansfield Township Police Department were dispatched to White Pine Road in the Columbus section of the township for a report of an unresponsive adult male. Upon arrival, officers discovered... Read more →

Emerson Poll: Booker Polling at 0 Percent

In Emerson’s latest poll, former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead the Democratic Primary by a significant margin. Biden’s numbers increased slightly to 33% from the last Emerson national poll in which Biden received 30% of the vote. Sen. Bernie Sanders had the largest bounce of any candidate, increasing by 5 points to 20%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren dropped a point to 14% and Sen. Kamala Harris dropped 4 points to 11%. The only other candidates above 3% are Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 6% and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke at 4%. Data was collected July 27-29 of 520 Democratic primary voters, +/- 4.2% margin of error. Sanders re-established his lead among 18-29 year olds receiving 36% support among that age group, in the earlier July poll Sanders was at 24% of the vote among 18-29 year olds. Warren follows him now with 17% of the youth vote, followed by Biden... Read more →

Camden County Mosquito Spray List July 31st in Gloucester Township

( 30, 2019)--Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Wednesday, July 31th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations, weather permitting: Gloucester Township: Lincoln Dr Washington St Sumter St Appomattox Dr Chews Landing Rd Royalty Lane Tucker Ct Estates Lane Craig Dr Bruce Dr Hobart Dr Eaton Circle W Seth Pl Firethorn Lane Daffadil Dr Jasmine Lane Larkspur Cir Azalea Dr Sagebrush Lane Sayre Dr Aster Dr Redbud Dr Jonquil Way Tigerlily Lane Johnson Rd Coralberry Ct Honeysuckle Ave Arabis Dr Asperula Dr Mayflower Dr Arrowwood Dr Clover Ct Santalina Dr Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

NJ Law to Address Student Loan Crisis

Creates Office of Student Loan Ombudsman July 30, 2019, Law Sponsored by Schaer, Quijano, Mukherji, Holley and Danielsen (TRENTON) – A measure (A-455) that would establish the Office of Student Loan Ombudsman and better regulate student loan services was signed into law Tuesday by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver. Law sponsors, Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer (D-Bergen, Passaic), Annette Quijano (D-Union), Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson), Jamel Holley (D-Union) and Joseph Danielsen (D-Middlesex, Somerset) released the following joint statement: “As the cost of attending college continues to rise, a record number of New Jersey residents are taking on student loans, so they can receive the benefits of a college education. “With the creation of the Office of Student Loan Ombudsman, we will provide essential resources for student loan borrowers to understand their rights and responsibilities. The core functions of the Office will be to mediate grievances, address concerns, provide education about the student loan... Read more →

45-Year-Old Sicklerville Resident Charged with Sexual Assault, Impersonating a Cop

SICKLERVILLE, NJ ( Mears Jr., 45, of Sicklerville in Gloucester Township, was charged with sexually assaulting a woman and posing as a law enforcement officer. On July 28, 2019, a Camden County Police were approached by a 31-year-old woman who reported that a man, later identified as Samuel Mears Jr., allegedly brandished a police badge and a firearm and demanded the victim perform sexual acts on him inside of his vehicle. Camden County police eventually located Mr. Mears operating his motor vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and placed Mr. Mears under arrest. Samuel Mears Jr. was charged with first degree Sexual Assault on July 28, 2019, according to the Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson. He was also charged with Impersonating a Public Servant or Law Enforcement Officer, Terroristic Threats, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a... Read more →

Avalon Lions Club Donates Water to Locals in Need

AVALON NJ ( of the Avalon Lions Club brought cases of water to their July meeting to donate to homeless people living in Cape May County. Many of the neediest live in the woods and their cars in the middle of deadly heatwaves. The water was given to the Branches in Rio Grande the organization that provides services to area homeless. Read more →

Main Street NJ and Neighborhood Preservation Program Grants Awarded

Acting Governor Oliver Announces Grants Awarded TRENTON, NJ ( 29, 2019)--Acting Governor Oliver Announces Main Street New Jersey and Neighborhood Preservation Program Grants Awarded to Communities in the State Grants Will Help Communities Advance Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts HAMMONTON, NJ – Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver today announced the award of $2.5 million in Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) grants to 20 municipalities in New Jersey and of nearly $350,000 in Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) grants to 17 Main Street district organizations throughout the state. The grants from both programs will help improve the quality of life for New Jersey residents by assisting communities with their downtown and neighborhood revitalization efforts. This year marks the first time in its 30-year history that the MSNJ Program has awarded grants to designated MSNJ district organizations around the state. Also, it is the first time in 11 years that the New Jersey... Read more →

Lower Township Annual Coombs Douglass Run Moves to Sunday, August 4

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ --(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)--The Lower Township Police would like residents in the Villas, Town Bank and North Cape May areas to be aware of detours in and around the Town Bank and North Cape May area, for the annual Coombs Douglass Run, which will begin Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Town Bank Road, Clubhouse Road, Miramar Avenue, Beach Drive, Shore Drive and David C. Douglass Park will be closed or detoured. Douglass Park will be closed prior to the race on Sunday, August 4, 2019, until the end of the run at approximately 8:30 p.m. The event will consist of a two-mile and five-mile run. The starting point of the race will be in front of the Town Bank Fire Hall. The majority of the run will occur on Clubhouse Drive, Shore Drive in Town Bank and Beach Drive in North Cape May. Motorists can expect delays and... Read more →

Kids Swim For Health, Raise Money For Shore Medical Center Auxiliary

mvitaleJuly 2019 Kids join to swim for health and raise money for the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center. (Courtesy Shore Medical Center) Local children participated in the annual Carole Schiavo Kids Swim for Health held July 5 at Mainland Recreation Association in Linwood. The 66 participants completed 6,454 laps, which resulted in raising more than $7,000 for the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center. Swimmers solicited pledges from the community, which were based on how many laps they swam. At a pizza party held after the event, Shore Memorial Auxiliary President Brenda Martello thanked all of the MRA swimmers for taking part in the annual fundraiser and told the kids they have inspired her to add swimming laps to her fitness regime. The pizza party for the swimmers and their families was compliments of Shore partners La Pizza Tega, Manco and Manco, Pizza City along with ShopRite. Named in memory of... Read more →

Aida "Ida" DiBiase of Mount Ephraim

Mount Ephraim, NJ - Aida (Ida) DiBiase age 86, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She enjoyed spending quality time with her beloved family and during her spare time she enjoyed dancing. Aida will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Maria Marchionne; siblings Tony, Carmine, Nicholas and Mary. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years Joseph; sons Joseph A. and his wife Cheryl, and Dominic J. and his wife Christine; grandchildren, Laura and Christopher; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Services were under the direction of the Mahaffey-Milano Funeral Home, Mt. Ephraim. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, 515 West Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare Association 509 Centennial Boulevard... Read more →

Everything You Need To Know About Hunting In New Jersey

( 30, 2019)--If you have just started a new hobby hunting in New Jersey, you’ll need to have some basic knowledge about the area and participating in the sport before you start. Hunting laws vary from state to state so it’s always wise to read up on the regulations and understand all the do’s and don’ts in this part of the world first. New Jersey has over 500,000 acres of public land with a diverse range of habitats and species. You’ll need to know which game animal you’re after as the hunting seasons vary depending on which breed you choose. There are a large variety of hunting game animals that can be found in the state of New Jersey. Migratory Birds Due to its coastal location, New Jersey has a regular influx of migratory birds such as ducks and geese and the season usually ranges from November to January. The... Read more →

Avalon to Celebrate National Night Out Tuesday, August 6th

AVALON, NJ (July 29, 2019)( Borough of Avalon will hold its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6th, from 6:00-8:00pm. The event will feature many activities for children and adults at both the 29th Street parking lot and Surfside Park, both adjacent to the boardwalk and beach in Avalon. National Night Out in Avalon will feature a huge array of activities for the children including Avalon Public Safety, Public Works, and Rescue vehicles on display where kids can sit inside and meet the professionals on the Public Safety Team. There will be characters, mechanical rides, bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, free hot dogs, and free water ice courtesy of Sundae Best. Avalon Police Chief Jeffrey Christopher will be in the dunk tank, along with other staff. New this year will be a live concert by Jersey Shore band “40 North” which will play contemporary country music... Read more →

In 1925, American Legion Baseball was born of a need to strengthen young people and the nation

By Jeremy Field/THE AMERICAN LEGION The origin of American Legion Baseball is traced to June 17, 1925, when former Army Maj. John L. Griffith, commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, addressed the American Legion Department of South Dakota’s summer convention in Milbank. “There is nothing in our national life which stresses certain qualities that are expressed in our athletics,” said Griffith, a strong promoter of improved physical fitness among Americans, given the typically poor health of many who had gone on to serve in the Great War. “Intelligent courage, fighting instinct and cooperation are some things which I believe are visibly expressed in our athletic games ... American Legion posts, as a matter of citizenship training, could easily carry on such athletic activities throughout the United States.” Thus was born American Legion Baseball. The idea quickly advanced to the national stage that same year, when the Americanism Commission proposed organizing... Read more →

Mexican national in US illegally is charged with causing child's death

Driving without a license NEWARK - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers have arrested a Mexican national charged by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department for causing death while driving without a license, a 3rd degree felony, July 11, 2019. Jorge Rodriguez-Saldana, 30, was driving a vehicle that struck a grandmother and her two grandchildren, killing the seven-year-old child and critically injuring the grandmother. He was released from local custody on a summons following the incident. Law enforcement authorities in Atlantic County did not refer the case for ICE for review. On July 13, 2019, Rodriguez-Saldana was arrested by ICE-ERO Newark Officers in Horsham, Pennsylvania for immigration violations as he was in the U.S. illegally. “Unfortunately this is another example that makes apparent the significant public safety concerns the NJ AG Directive limiting cooperation with ICE poses,” said John Tsoukaris, field office director for... Read more →

Chalie "The Clip" Closes His Shop After 54 Year Career

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ ( 54 years of cutting hair longtime hairstylist/barber Chalie Huber, aka Chalie "The Clip" is retiring. Chalie, has been operating his business Shapes and Forms Hairstyling at 110 S. Broadway since 1975 or for 45 years. Chalie with his wife Michaeline (date unknown) Chalie would still be working if it wasn't for getting sick. Ten weeks ago he was diagnosed with leukemia. He said he had persistent fatigue and weakness, trouble breathing. After going through a battery of test he was diagnosed with the malignant progressive disease in which bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and other symptoms. Chalie spend several weeks confined to the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, receiving massive doses of chemo. He is now at home receiving treatment as... Read more →

Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Fatal Camden City MV Collision

CAMDEN CITY, NJ ( July 20, 2019, a 36-year-old Camden man, whose identity is not being released at this time, was fatally struck near the intersection of Louis Street and Kaighn Avenue in Camden at approximately 8:30 p.m. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 12:56 a.m. The vehicle, shown below, fled the scene after striking the victim riding a dirt bike. Detectives believe the vehicle may be a single cab red pickup truck with chrome running boards. There have been no charges filed, and the investigation into the fatal incident is ongoing. There is no additional information being released at this time. If anyone has any information on the incident, please contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Doug Rowand at (856) 225-8514 Information may also be emailed to Released Monday, July 29, 2019. Read more →

Fozman: Brick Democrats Pay Liberal Lip Service to GOP Anti-Sanctuary State Resolution

Brick, July 29, 2019 (– Following the July 23 meeting where the Democrat-majority Brick Township Council refused to support a resolution by GOP Councilman Jim Fozman opposing Governor Phil Murphy’s Sanctuary State, calling on Brick to never become a Sanctuary City, and demanding that Murphy and his Attorney General Gurbir Grewal revoke their outrageous directive prohibiting local law enforcement from cooperating with federal ICE agents, Brick Democrats have been scrambling to explain why they won’t stand up to Murphy and allow a vote. Local Republicans called the words “liberal lip service” from local Democrats unwilling to vote stand up to an increasingly radicalized Democratic Party in Trenton led by Phil Murphy, who swore-in Mayor Ducey to his current term. “Talk is cheap, Brick Township residents want action,” said Councilman Fozman, who authored the anti-Sanctuary State resolution. “If Mayor Ducey and the Brick Democrats truly opposed Governor Murphy’s dangerous immigrant directive... Read more →


CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE PRESENTS: PINK FLOYD “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” Saturday, September 7 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Friday, August 2 at 10 a.m.** YAS QUEEN With Remember Jones Saturday, October 12 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Friday, August 2 at 10 a.m.** ight: 1.3229in; opacity: 1;"> IL DIVO A Holiday Song Celebration Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena **On Sale Friday, August 2 at 10 a.m.** 2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 8/2 & 8/3 - Frankie Valli - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/5 – 8/8 – Bobby Collins - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 8/9 – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - Sound Waves 8/9 – Brad Paisley - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/10 – Dragapalooza - Sound Waves 8/12 – 8/15 – Josh Blue - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 8/16 & 8/17 – Howie Mandel... Read more →

NJGOP Chairman: Gottheimer Not Welcome

Trenton, NJ (July 29, 2019)(– Following the announcement of a primary challenge to Congressman Josh Gottheimer in NJ CD-5, NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt made it clear that Gottheimer couldn’t weasel his way to victory by flipping parties in the right leaning district. “Josh Gottheimer might be in a place where he needs friends, but he won’t find them in the Republican Party in CD-5,” said Steinhardt. “As a County Chairman in his district, I can tell you that the liberal Representative isn’t welcome on a Republican ballot. He helped Nancy Pelosi circumvent generations of House rules to call President Trump a racist, and he has endorsed one of the most liberal presidential candidates in the 2020 race, Cory Booker. Congressman Gottheimer is either going to lose in this Democratic primary or the general election to a Republican Challenger.” Read more →

The Peculiar, Surprisingly Effective Campaign of Joe Sestak

On July 29, 2019 By Pat Rynard Retired admiral Joe Sestak’s presidential campaign announcement was noticed almost by accident. Explaining his entrance into the crowded field in a June 23 video on a campaign website few knew existed, word of the then-24th Democratic candidate slowly spread through political journalist Twitter. No major profile pieces, media roll-outs or cable news tours accompanied it. Sestak had arrived in Iowa the day before, telling only a handful of former campaign and congressional aides three days ahead of time about his plans. He worked with an old acquaintance from Iowa to build his presidential website. Unbeknownst to any media, Sestak’s first stop was to Antioch Baptist Church in Waterloo that Sunday morning. His inaugural public event, later that evening at the Sullivan Brothers Veterans Museum, came mere hours after anyone realized he was running. A few reporters quickly got up to it in time... Read more →

Fred Kraft, Longtime Gloucester City Carpenter; Sunday School Teacher; GHS Alumnus

Gloucester City – On July 27, 2019. Age 82. Loving and devoted husband of 34 years to the late Mary Ellen Kraft, who passed away in 1995. Loving father of Linda (Richard) Stewart, Amy (John) Pallante and Jeffrey P. (Lori) Kraft. Cherished grandfather of nine, who he adored, Kyle, Kevin, Patrick, Brett, Mitchell, Garrett, Emma, Jack and Mariel. Beloved brother of Edwina (Joseph) Bradford, Edwin (Betty Ann) Kraft and the late Dorothy Wright. Fred was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1954. He proudly served our country in the Air National Guard during the Berlin Crisis. Fred was a well-respected, self-employed carpenter who served the area for 47 years. He was an avid fan and proud supporter of GHS Athletics. Fred was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Gloucester, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher.... Read more →


On Thursday, the state's "Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill" law will go into effect. The much-debated measure is a win for those who say terminally ill patients deserve to "die with dignity" via life-ending medication prescribed by a doctor. New Jersey is the 7th state to enact such a law. ( NEWARK'S UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME PILOT INCHES CLOSER Newark Mayor Ras Baraka just announced new details about the city's plans to test out a universal basic income program. The pilot will likely happen, though there are few details at this point. The Guaranteed Income Task Force had its first meeting last week. City officials said it will meet again in September. Then, it will release a report with its findings some time after that. (TAPinto Newark) MEADOWLANDS CONCERNS EMERGENCY RESPONDERS American Dream Meadowlands will likely attract about double the number of people who packed MetLife Stadium for... Read more →

Vote for the Fan-Selected American Legion Baseball All-Centennial Team

The American Legion Welcome to the Fan-Selected American Legion Baseball All-Centennial Team voting. Vote for as many players and coaches as you would like to see represent The American Legion's first 100 years. Tune in to The American Legion World Series August 15-20 in Shelby, N.C., to see the final results! Next Read more →