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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. (NJ.com) 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... 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 →

What Are The Best Horse Racing Events Around The World?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 29, 2019)--Horse racing has progressed throughout the centuries and today hundreds of annual events are held around the world. While many remain popular and play host to thousands of enthusiasts, there are a few races that stand out. These races are renowned for their traditions, the amount of prize money that can be won just like many online casino services, and the vast media coverage they create across the globe. Here are 9 of the best horse racing events around the world: 1. The Royal Ascot This historical event started way back in 1711 and one of the highlights... Read more →

Op-Ed: Media fact or fiction

By William Haupt III | The Center SquareJuly 2019 “The death of democracy will be our final wake-up call: Can we wait for that to happen?” – Ben Hett (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Conspiracy theorists have been predicting the earth will soon be invaded by esoteric aliens from a mythical asteroid. We have been warned of the horrors of emissions from barbecuing hamburgers causing global warming. We have been scolded that if we do not stop mining fossil fuels, the world will shrink to the size of a jellybean. The EPA has warned us if we continue flushing our toilets every time we use... Read more →

Skills That Will Help You Stand Out

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 29, 2019)--The job search can be a stressful time, and trying to prove yourself as a worthy candidate to a potential employer isn’t always easy. Most employers know exactly what they’re looking when filling positions. Dependent on which career path you’re hoping to branch into, there are often very specific skills and experiences you will need to do the job. However, alongside these fundamental skills comes general abilities and behaviors that are essential to be successful in the workplace. These are better known as transferable skills, as they can be applied to any workplace, in any industry. Here are... Read more →

School enthusiasts work on communicating their message

By Mary Beth Peabody COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-Joe Regina teaches middle school English at Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School in Collingswood. This summer, he’s added the role of enrollment specialist to his plate. It’s an unusual combination, but Regina believes it’s the perfect fit. He is excited about promoting the Catholic education he delivers in his classroom. “Today’s parents are looking for more,” said Regina, a thirty-something who understands the nuanced needs of today’s millennial parents. “I tell them, ‘With public school you are getting basic cable. In Catholic school, it’s the whole package. We develop the whole person.’ Technology, a... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Expungement Delayed is Justice Denied. NJ’s ongoing Cannabis Farce

By Jay Lassiter | July 26, 2019, 9:43 am | in Columnist, News The pitch to legalize adult use cannabis in New Jersey includes amends to people who’ve been unfairly or disproportionately harmed by the War on Drugs. Cannabis legalization is coming to New Jersey, it’s a matter of when at this point. But what about all those people still getting locked up for something that’s legal in other states? And what happens to the criminal records of low-level, non-violent pot offenders once cannabis becomes a multi-billion dollar business here in New Jersey? Amol Sinha, who runs ACLU NJ reminded... Read more →

Surgeon Joins Cooper University Health Care’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center

(CAMDEN CITY, NJ (July 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Harish Kakkilaya, MD, FACS, FASMBS, (photo) has joined Cooper University Health Care’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, a multidisciplinary program to help people with obesity or morbid obesity achieve and maintain their weight-loss goals and improve their health. “Dr. Kakkilaya is a fellowship-trained bariatric and metabolic surgeon who has performed more than 1,000 weight-loss surgeries with excellent outcomes,” said Rohit A. Patel, MD, FACS, director of Cooper’s program. “We are excited to have him join our team as we provide the highest level of care to our patients.” A graduate of Mysore Medical College and Research... Read more →

August 2008 Archives: Same Gas, Different Prices, What Gives?

A Few Thoughts published August 7, 2008 By Rich Luongo There's really a lot more to the high price of gas than we've been told. The price is based on speculation, on corporate profit margins, and so on, we're led to believe. But have you noticed how prices fluctuate from station-to-station and not by different brands, either? Check out the same brands in different locations and you can see a price difference of about 15 cents a gallon. For instance I saw a station down the White Horse Pike with regular selling for $3.61 a gallon but that same brand... Read more →

Pa Man Sentenced For International Email Impersonation And Fraud Scam

BOSTON – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with a scam in which he and co-conspirators defrauded victims by pretending to be employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Frank Gregory Cedeno, 28, of Mahanoy City, Penn., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to three years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $366,552 in restitution. In December 2018, Cedeno pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. From at least April 2016 through January 2018,... Read more →

Avalon Extends Grace Period for Payment of 3rd Quarter Tax Bills

AVALON, NJ (July 29, 2019)-(Gloucestercitynews.net)--On Wednesday, July 24th the Avalon Borough Council unanimously approved a resolution to extend the grace period for the payment of 3rd quarter tax bills to August 19, 2019. This extension was necessary due to the State of New Jersey approving its budget on June 30, 2019, the last day of the fiscal year. The County of Cape May certified the tax rate to the Borough of Avalon on July 16, 2019. As a result of the extension of the grace period, 0% interest will be charged on delinquent tax payments up to, and including, August... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': This One Is About Animals But It Isn’t Funny

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 29, 2019)--I wonder why so many phrases mention dogs. When it’s hot they say it’s the “dog days of summer”. When it’s cold the phrase is “it’s a three dog night”. We become ill and we’re “sick as a dog”. When our feet are painful we say, “my dogs hurt”. Dogs are not the only animals folks use as descriptors. People say “wily as a coyote”, “smart as a fox”, and “big as a whale”. Let’s face it, the animal kingdom is important to our language! But what if there were no animals? As the author... Read more →

Temple University Hospital /St. Luke’s University Health Network Announce ..

Strategic Affiliation for Lung Transplant and Advanced Lung Disease Services (Philadelphia & Bethlehem, PA) – Temple University Hospital (TUH) and St. Luke’s University Health Network are announcing an innovative affiliation for advanced lung disease and lung transplant services that will provide patients living in the Lehigh Valley streamlined access to Temple’s highly experienced lung transplant team and pulmonology specialists close to home. This announcement builds on previously established affiliations between Temple and St. Luke’s for heart, liver, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplant, and will provide Lehigh Valley residents with easier access to these services by reducing much of the... Read more →

NJ has the Second-Largest Pension Fund Deficit in the Nation

Gloucester City News blog files (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Research by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows New Jersey has the second-largest pension fund deficit in the nation and underscores the urgent need to transition to a more sustainable hybrid system, NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka said Friday. According to Pew’s nationwide research on the fiscal health of public employee retirement plans, New Jersey ranked 49th in the U.S. because its plans were only 36% funded. New Jersey is one of only five states with less than 50% of the assets needed to fully fund its pension liabilities, according to Pew’s analysis of 2017... Read more →

Tom Summers to Host Treasures of theDelaware Public Archives at Port Penn Interpretive Center

DELAWARE CITY (Gloucestercitynews.net) (July 26, 2019) – Port Penn Interpretive Center is proud to introduce Treasures of the Delaware Public Archives on Saturday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tom Summers, a twelfth generation Delawarean, will be present a wide variety of documents and photographs preserved at the Delaware Public Archives. Summers is a graduate from Washington College and a Navy veteran who served as an air traffic controller for four years. In his current role as Manager of Outreach Services and Public Services for the Delaware Public Archives, Tom presents numerous programs throughout the state. Treasures of the Delaware Public... Read more →

Turkish Man Convicted in a Scheme to Violate US Economic Sanctions on Iran Removed

PHILADELPHIA (Gloucestercitynews.net)- — On Tuesday, July 23, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a Turkish man, convicted in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York (SDNY) of conspiracy, bank fraud, and money laundering, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). On March 23, 2017, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, 48, entered the United States lawfully, in Boston, Massachusetts, with a valid B-1 non-immigrant visa. On March 27, 2017, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested him in New York, New York, and charged him with conspiracy to commit bank fraud.... Read more →

More Catholic Worship Sites in Philadelphia are Closing

Holy Trinity Church (South Philadelphia), will no longer serve as a worship site of Old Saint Mary Parish, and will close as a Roman Catholic church. Our Lady of Ransom Church (Northeast Philadelphia), will no longer serve as a worship site of image courtesy of johnpavlovitz.com Resurrection of Our Lord Parish and will close as a Roman Catholic church. Saint Rose of Lima Church (West Philadelphia), will no longer serve as a worship site of Saint Barbara Parish, and will close as a Roman Catholic church. Contextual Background Holy Trinity Parish Merges with Old Saint Mary Parish (July 2009) In... Read more →

Francisco Fernando deJesus Laranjeira of Runnemede

July 12, 1936 - July 28, 2019 Francisco Fernando de Jesus Laranjeira on July 28, 2019 of Runnemede formerly of Aveiro, Portugal. Age 83. Beloved father of Maria Rosa (Jose), Cristina Manulea (Ilidio), Paulo (Sheila), John (Melody), and Elizabeth (Salvatore). Loving grandfather of Samantha, Paul Jr. (Brienne), Jessica, Ashley, Rebecca, John II, Claudia, Maria, Salvatore Jr., Dominic, Alexandre and Emanuel (Anna). Dear great grandfather of Noah, Carter, Ella, Sophia, Mason, Michael and Levi. Francisco worked for Redi Mix Concrete. He loved gardening, planting peach trees, riding his bicycle and he loved his wine. He especially enjoyed being with his family.... Read more →

Four Legion Baseball alums inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame

The American Legion There are now 81 former American Legion Baseball players enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. On Sunday, the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was inducted in Cooperstown, N.Y., with former American Legion players Harold Baines, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Lee Smith enshrined alongside Edgar Martinez and Mariano Rivera. For the full list of American Legion Baseball players in the Hall of Fame,click here. Natchitoches, La., Post 10 alum Lee Smith joined The American Legion for a podcast this week reflecting on his time playing American Legion Baseball. During his induction, Smith recalled his... Read more →

VIDEO | Corey Anderson confronts Jon Jones at autograph signing in New Jersey

July 27, 2019 (July 27, 2019)--Current UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones was confronted by surging division contender Corey Anderson during an autograph signing this afternoon in New Jersey. As seen in the video below courtesy of ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Anderson and some friends decided to crash Jones’ autograph signing. That didn’t sit well with ‘Bones‘, as the UFC light heavyweight champ barked back at Anderson and his companions before security eventually stepped in to stop the situation from escalating any further. Ariel Helwani ✔@arielhelwani Jon Jones is at a signing in NJ and Corey Anderson and some friends came... Read more →

Saporito appointed Executive Director role for South Jersey Port

By AJOT July 26 2019 Camden City, N.J. - Andrew Saporito, a 38-year veteran of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is the new executive director of the South Jersey Port Corporation. “Andy is the consummate professional that we need to lead our jobs-creating mission,” said Richard A. Alaimo, chairman of the SJPC Board of Directors. “He earned his way to the top leadership of one of the largest, most dynamic, busy and successful ports in the world. He excelled through all aspects of port and marine terminal operations, terminal expansion, business development, real estate leasing, administration... Read more →

Donor Spotlight: Mother and Daughter Standing Strong Against Cancer

SICKLERVILLE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-What started out as an idea between two friends at Timber Creek Regional High School ended up being a successful 5K event raising $3,200 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Allie Hauer, the 16-year-old behind this fundraising effort, is no stranger to how cancer can impact a family. Her mom, Erika, was diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at MD Anderson at Cooper. The staff was so supportive, not just to Erika, but the entire family in guiding them through the cancer experience. Allie and her friend Anh, with a little help from Erika, organized the Stand... Read more →

Op-Ed: Election reform remains mostly talk, little action at Pennsylvania capitol

By Mark O'Keefe The Center Square July 2019 Allen J.M. Smith | Shutterstock.com Reforming Pennsylvania's outdated election laws has been talked about for years in Harrisburg but all it ever amounted to was just talk. Supporters of reform had never been able to convince a majority of their fellow lawmakers to go along with their plans. But this past spring it appeared that some of that talk might finally translate into action as committees in both the House and Senate held hearings on various proposals to update Pennsylvania's election laws. Optimism was definitely in the air as a group of... Read more →

NJ League of Conservation Voters Issues 1st Round of Assembly Endorsements

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV), a leading political voice for the environment in New Jersey, announced its first round of endorsements for the 2019 New Jersey General Assembly Elections today. “We are very excited to announce the first round of our 2019 endorsements for Assembly,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey LCV. “These candidates are all committed to fighting for healthy communities, creating good local jobs in the clean energy economy, and preserving New Jersey’s natural resources. I am confident that electing environmental champions like these to the Assembly will ensure New Jersey... Read more →

Coast Guard Sunset Service at Cape May Training Center August 4

CAPE MAY, N.J. –(Gloucestercitynews.net)- U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Sunset Parade at the Training Center, Aug. 4 at 7:50 p.m., in honor of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club and local community organizations and to recognize the Coast Guard’s 229th birthday. The event is free and open to the public. The gates of the Training Center will open at 6 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Guests should plan on being seated by 7:30 p.m. Sunset Parades are exciting and fun for the entire family;... Read more →

New Jersey Society of CPAs Reminds Taxpayers to Check Tax Withholding

Amid Pending IRS Form W-4 Changes July 2019, ROSELAND, N.J. – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) reminds taxpayers to review their current federal income tax withholding from their paychecks, particularly as the IRS is issuing a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-4). The IRS issued a draft 2020 Form W-4 in May and expects to issue a final version in November. The new W-4 was created to take into account changes made following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and to provide a simplified version of the form for taxpayers and employers. Many... Read more →

Considering a Pennsylvania Elk Hunt?

pgcuser1 By Pennsylvania Game Commission Elk Biologist Jeremy Banfield For most hunters, we started off chasing small game, trailing our dads, grandpas, or maybe an uncle, through the forests and fields looking for squirrels or grouse. That’s basically my story, and it was those early experiences afield that jump started my affinity for wildlife and hunting. Growing up, that interest eventually developed into a passion for the outdoors, as I graduated to becoming a big game hunter. That path – from small game to eventually taking your first deer – is a common course for many Pennsylvania hunters. Indeed, in... Read more →

ICE HSI Yuma seizes more than $4 million in narcotics

Photos credited to the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force. YUMA, Ariz. – On Thursday, July 18, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Yuma special agents arrested Alejandro Escobar-Rivera, 51, and seized 221.22 lbs. of methamphetamine and 5.0 lbs. of cocaine with a combined approximate street value of nearly $4.1 million, as well as multiple cell phones, in a targeted enforcement action led by HSI. The enforcement activity began when the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), while conducting traffic enforcement July 18 in the area of Avenue B and 24th street, observed a vehicle speeding while traveling northbound on Avenue B approaching 24th... Read more →

13 tons of cocaine offloaded in San Diego from drug busts

Rear Adm. Peter Gauiter, the 11th Coast Guard District commander, Cmdr. Daniel Ursino, the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast commanding officer, and crew of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, stand in front of the pallets of cocaine the crew of Steadfast seized, July 26, 2019. Steadfast seized more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine while patroling the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast interdict a go fast vessel in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean on July 18, 2019. The crew members... Read more →

Voorhees Township Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana Sites

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING VOORHEES TOWNSHIP Gloucestercitynews.net—In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is being made that the Voorhees Township Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Voorhees Township Courtroom at 2400 Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ. The purpose is to receive public comments regarding anticipated requests to site Medical Cannabis Facilities within the Township of Voorhees. To date, no applications have been received by the Township and no determinations to accept or reject such facilities has been made by Township Committee. However, with the advent of legalized medical... Read more →


COME FROM AWAY WILL MAKE ITS PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE OCTOBER 22 – NOVEMBER 3 ON THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS NEW WEDNESDAY WEEKDAY MATINEES FOR 2019-20 SEASON! PORTION OF TICKET SALES DONATED TO “PILOTS TO THE RESCUE” TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER ORGANIZATIONS (Gloucestercitynews.net)- (Philadelphia, PA, (July 26, 2019) – The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is thrilled to announce the upcoming national tour of Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Come From Away will make its Philadelphia debut October 22 through November 3 at the Academy of... Read more →

Jackpot Rolls to $5.4 Million for July 29th Drawing

$5.4 MILLION REASONS TO PLAY PICK-6 WITH XTRA TRENTON (July 26, 2019) – Pick-6’s jackpot has rolled to $5.4 million! July 25th’s drawing produced eight winners of $3,096 all of whom matched five out of six white balls drawn. Three of those tickets were purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $6,192. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 495,505 tickets purchased for the drawing and of those sold, thousands were prizewinners! The next drawing will be held Monday, July 29, 2019. The winning numbers for the Thursday, July 25th drawing were: 10, 25, 27, 29, 34 and... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 6 (July 28, 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 →

New jersey Students selected to Caldwell u Deans List

Caldwell, N.J. (Grassroots Newswire) July 17, 2019 - The following local students were among 579 students recently named to the spring 2019 Dean's list, according to Barbara J. Chesler, Ed.D., vice president for academic affairs at the university. In order to achieve this honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and complete at least 12 credits during the semester. * Nina Renee Griffin of Pitman (08071) * Oluchi Akumuo of Sewell (08080) * Lily K. Taylor of Sewell (08080) * Adelina Cindy Hernandez of Westville (08093) About Caldwell University Caldwell University is a private,... Read more →

Alleged Pennsauken Bank Robber Arrested

PENNSAUKEN, NJ - (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pennsauken Police Department reported a bank robber was charged today in connection with a robbery at a bank. The suspect, William Tomlin, 55, of Pennsauken, was charged with robbing the Santander Bank located at 5714 Westfield Avenue in Pennsauken at approximately 4:40 pm on Friday, July 26, 2019. Tomlin entered the bank and presented a note demanding money from a teller. He received an undisclosed amount of cash then fled the scene. No one was injured. Tomlin is charged with second-degree robbery. Tomlin was remanded to the Camden County Correctional... Read more →

William A. “Bill” McGettigan, of Collingswood

Anthony “Joe” McGettigan, III Collingswood – On July 24, 2019. Age 62. Survived by his father, Anthony “Joe” McGettigan, III (Kathleen); brothers, Francis “Frank” McGettigan (Diane) and Brian McGettigan (Sue); nieces and nephews, Scott and Brooke Simonds, Shana DeMarco (Anthony) and Sean McGettigan (Sarah) and great-niece, Serenity. Bill was a lifelong resident of Collingswood and a graduate of Collingswood High School class of 1976. He was a long-term member of Teamsters Local 107 out of Philadelphia. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 from 9:30 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851... Read more →

Betty Jane Joy of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On July 23, 2019. Age 78. (nee Stankunas) Loving wife of 54 years to Michael Joy. Beloved mother of Michael Joy (Michele). Cherished grandmother of Aubrie and Jemma. Dear sister of Joseph Stankunas. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM in the church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Betty Jane Joy. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY... Read more →


WYNTON MARSALIS (image jazz.org) GLASSBORO, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)– Tickets go on sale Monday, August 5 at 12:00 a.m. for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet at Rowan University on November 8, 2019, part of the 19|20 Marie Rader Presenting Series. Tickets can be purchased online at rowan.tix.com. The renowned musician leads his quintet for this intimate evening in Pfleeger Concert Hall on the Glassboro campus. A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available for purchase, and include premium seating and a pre-performance reception, standard orchestra tickets are available for $60 and mezzanine tickets are $40. Wheelchair and companion seats can also be... Read more →

Joseph A. Solo, of Bellmawr, age 91

Joseph A. Solo, on July 21, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Devoted father of Mary Jane Motolese (Frank) and the late Bernice Egizi, and Newlin Bauer. Loving grandfather of Leonard, Sandra, Franky, Michele, Debbie, Gus, Susan, Bruno, Chucky, Larry, and Patty. Uncle of Stanley Bratton. Joseph proudly served with the US Army. He was a member of the Bellmawr Senior Citizens and was an active parishioner at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church. There will be a graveside service 1pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown,... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Spinal Injuries

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net) (July 27, 2019)-- Let’s talk about your dog’s backbone. No, not the phrase that means he’s brave—the actual spine of your dog. Dogs can easily suffer spinal injuries. The more serious injuries can cause paralysis, incontinence, and suffering. It’s important that you do nothing to accidentally risk this outcome. Never press on Fido’s back. Do not allow children to “ride” him; he is built nothing like a horse or a pony and can be crippled for life if an attempt is made to climb on his back. Never press down on your dog’s spine to make... Read more →

RoseMary D. Haubrich of Bellmawr

December 28, 1933 - July 25, 2019 RoseMary D. Haubrich (nee Spadea), on July 25, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Jack Haubrich. Devoted mother of Kathy Marino (Ed), Jon Haubrich (Jody), and Dorothea McLeer (John). Loving grandmother of Jon Haubrich, Jr. (Monique), Jessica Petrucci (John), Jacklyn McLeer, and Taylor McLeer and great-grandmother of Gianna Petrucci and Rachel Kitchenman. Dear sister of Anna Gaspari (Lou) and the late Frank, Domenic, Nick and Terry. Cherished sister-in-law of Skip Haubrich. There will be a viewing from 8:15am to 9:45am Monday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Mary Mother of... Read more →

State Record Gray Triggerfish Caught (Spearfishing Category)

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(July 24, 2019)--Kevin Cavanagh of Farmingdale made his way onto the state spearfishing record fish list recently by landing a new state record Gray Triggerfish on July 16. Kevin was free diving off Monmouth Beach when he got the fish. The fish weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 1.5 pounds more than the previous record. The new record gray triggerfish measured 22 inches in length and had a girth of 17.75 inches. For more information on the Record Fish Program, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com/recfish.htm Read more →

NJ Fish and Game Council Closes Ruffle Grouse Season

Ruffle Grouse image source www.njfishandwildlife.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)--At their regular meeting on July 17, the Fish and Game Council unanimously voted to close the ruffed grouse hunting season statewide. Recognizing that grouse populations in the state were declining, the season length and daily bag limit were reduced, and the state was divided into two zones, in 2005, with the southern zone having a shorter season than the northern zone. The closure takes effect immediately. Ruffed grouse populations in the state have declined due to lack of suitable habitat (young-aged forests) which they require. Such forests now comprise less than 1% of the... Read more →

Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes Hit the Road w/ Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow

New Film and a North American Tour Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their new film, JAY & SILENT BOB REBOOT - which blazes across North America in a series of one-night-only shows, including the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Saturday, October 19th. The legendary stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in CLERKS are back! Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the new movie and stick around for a rip-roaring Q&A afterwards. Written and directed by Kevin Smith, the film stars Smith & Mewes as well as cameo appearances from... Read more →

Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges project wins Federal Environmental Excellence Award

Cedar Bonnet Island Habitat Restoration and Management Plan recognized for innovation and cooperative approach (Trenton) – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has selected the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT)Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges - Cedar Bonnet Island Habitat Restoration and Management Plan Project as a recipient of the FHWA 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards. “This award recognizes the innovative and collaborative nature of NJDOT projects that enhance the quality of life in our state in ways that are not necessarily intuitive,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. ”Through a partnership between NJDOT, the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the New... Read more →

NJ Sierra Club: DRBC Not Doing Enough To Protect Delaware River

The Delaware River Basin Commission released its first State of the Basin reports in 6 years, saying that water quality is improving. The report found that nutrients in the river are decreasing and also found that some fish in the river are making a comeback. The mostly positive report was tempered by concerns about increased stormwater runoff, a rise in invasive species, and further encroaching of salt water upstream. “The Delaware River is cleaner, but the DRBC report paints too rosy a picture of the true state of the Delaware Basin. The Delaware River watershed provides drinking water for 17... Read more →

Sweeney Tours Audible’s Innovation Cathedral

Newark – Senate President Steve Sweeney toured the state-of-the art Audible Innovation Cathedral today with Senate President Pro Tempore Senator M. Teresa Ruiz and Audible Founder and CEO, Donald Katz and. Audible began its renovation of the cathedral in 2015. “This is truly a symbol of this city’s turnaround,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “The high-tech renovation to this historic cathedral reflects the greater revival the city has experienced and I am deeply impressed with Audible’s leadership in helping the wider Newark community. From encouraging employees to live and buy in Newark, to prioritizing the hiring of local talent and interns,... Read more →

Center for Family Services Host Block Party at Whitman Square

Camden City, NJ – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Nearly 1,000 Camden residents are expected to join Center For Family Services on Saturday, July 27thas it hosts the 2nd Annual Neighborhood Block Party at Whitman Square (Louis & Everett Streets) in Camden. The event will be held from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The Neighborhood Block Party is one of several key community events designed to engage, educate and empower residents presented as part of the Camden Promise Neighborhood initiative. “We are looking forward to this year’s Neighborhood Block Party as another opportunity to bring families and community members together,” said Merilee Rutolo, COO, Center... Read more →