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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 https://www.byebooker.com 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... Read more →


EPA Celebrates 20 Years of Superfund Redevelopment

NEW YORK (July 31, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)- — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI), launched in 1999 with the goal of returning formerly contaminated lands to long-term sustainable and productive reuse for communities across the country. Returning Superfund sites back to productive use has resulted in dramatic changes in communities by improving the quality of life, raising property values, and providing needed services to communities. “Over the past 20 years, the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative has proven... 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... Read more →


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

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)----Burlington 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... 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... Read more →


AMERICAN HEROES: Two Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Pfc. Brandon Kreischer and Spc. Michael Nance AFGHANISTAN (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The 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... 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... Read more →


TWO NEW LAWS AIM TO HELP STUDENT BORROWERS IN NJ

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... 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... 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... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: TRYING TO CATCH THE BIG RAINBOW TROUT

by Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor It was Doc who first noticed Dud's strange behavior. I was too busy trying to put an elk-hair caddis fly on a size 16 just beyond that big smooth rock on Lewis Creek. I know there's a big rainbow trout in that hole there, you see, and there is nothing more important, on a summer morning like this one, than enticing that big rascal into delivering himself to my waiting hands. But Doc noticed that Dud had laid his... 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 (Gloucestercitynews.net) --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... 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... 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... Read more →


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

Kingston, NY (07/31/2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)- — 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... Read more →


Help American Legion Programs through the Purchase of Centennial Coins

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


2ND ANNUAL “BIKE RODEO” 

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. Gloucestercitynews.net 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... 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 (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 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... Read more →


(Video) Labrador Retriever Shot by Police Officer in Vernon Twp. | nj1015.com

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... 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... 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... Read more →


ATLANTIC COUNTY PULLS ICE RESOLUTION AFTER PROTEST

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.... 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... Read more →


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

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 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... 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... Read more →


Camden County Mosquito Spray List July 31st in Gloucester Township

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 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... 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... Read more →


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

SICKLERVILLE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Samuel 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... Read more →


Avalon Lions Club Donates Water to Locals in Need

AVALON NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-Members 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 →