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August 4, 2019

An Overview of Shingles

By Rod Brouhard, EMT-P Updated April 27, 2019 Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician Shingles, also known as herpes zoster (HZ), is a painful and unsightly rash that's caused by a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which is also responsible for chickenpox. Besides the blisters and discomfort that are the main symptoms of shingles, many people go on to... Read more →

Obituary: Christine Madiraca, 52, of Gloucester City

Christine Madiraca GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 4, 2019)----Suddenly, on July 31, 2019. Age 52. Of Gloucester City. Beloved daughter of the late Laraine Smolinski (late Benjamin). Loving mother of Sandra Colon (Juan), Michael J. Eckert (Shannon), Melissa Nelson and Christine M. Madiraca, and her father, Vinko. Cherished grandmommy of Michael, Angelina, Alexis, Anthony, Chase and Alivia. Beloved sister of Laraine... Read more →

62-Year-Old Pennsauken Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Edward Brogan, 62, of Pennsauken, was sentenced to a term of 7 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Judge Francisco Dominguez. In addition to his prison sentence, he is also subject to the full penalties of Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. A search warrant was executed on July 28, 2017 at Brogan’s... Read more →

Eleanor "Penny" (nee Penton) Thompson, of Collings Lake, formerly of Bellmawr

Thompson , Eleanor "Penny" (nee Penton), - 99, of Collings Lakes, NJ passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, with her loving and caring daughter by her side. Penny was born in Philadelphia and lived in Bellmawr for many years until relocating to St. Petersburg FL. She then returned home to reside with her daughter in New Jersey. Penny formerly... Read more →

Hit and Run MV Crash Leads to Arrest of Driver who Struck Bicyclist

Cold Spring NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)- On Thursday evening August 1, 2019 at approximately 10:38 p.m., Cape May County Communications received a 911 call reporting there was a motor vehicle crash with injuries. Lower Township Police were immediately dispatched to the Route 109 Bridge (Cape May) for the report of a Motor Vehicle Crash involving a Pedal cyclist. As officers were responding... Read more →


Atlantic City, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net) (August 1, 2019) – The fun continues this summer at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Here’s what’s happening at the go-to resort entertainment destination on the Jersey Shore in the month of August: Hotel Visitors who are looking to stay at the resort destination this summer can take advantage of the “Summer Getaway Package”... Read more →


Jackpot Rolls to $5.8 Million for Aug. 5th Drawing TRENTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)--(August 2, 2019) – Pick-6’s jackpot has rolled to $5.8 million! August 1st’s drawing produced seven winners of $3,636 all of whom matched five out of six white balls drawn. Two of those tickets were purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $10,908. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 22-28

Reminder for the week: Avoid overloading your vessel by checking its capacity plate DOVER DELAWARE(Aug. 2, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between July 22-28 made 4,319 contacts... Read more →

Project H.O.P.E., NJPCA, Senator Menendez, and Partners Celebrate National Health Center Week

at Camden Kick-Off on Monday CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucedstrercitynews.net)--Project H.O.P.E.- Camden Healthcare for the Homeless, the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA),U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region II, Regional Director, Dr. Anthony C. Ferreri, Camden County Sheriff Gilbert Whip Wilson, City of Camden Councilwoman Sheila Davis, and other stakeholders will hold a kick-off... Read more →

Lumberton Man Sentence to Prison for Armed Robberies

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Lumberton man was sentenced today to 14 years in New Gloucester City News blog files Jersey state prison for robbing a Mount Holly convenience store at gunpoint twice during a three-day period in late 2017. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Brian J. Bowers pled guilty in May to two... Read more →

Delaware Reports First Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2019

Mosquito bite avoidance and precautions encouraged DOVER (Aug. 2, 2019) – Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a potentially serious illness, has been detected in sentinel chickens monitored for mosquito-transmitted diseases in Delaware, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section announced today. The Delaware Division of Public Health Laboratory reported to DNREC that four chickens recently tested positive for EEE... Read more →

Ex-Philadelphia Sheriff John Green Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that former Philadelphia Sheriff John Green, 72, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to sixty months’ imprisonment, one year supervised release, forfeiture of $76,581, and a $17,500 fine by United States District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone. Green pled guilty in April 2019 to conspiring to defraud the citizens of Philadelphia while... Read more →


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Archdiocese of Philadelphia More than half of surveyed Americans now support the death penalty for murder and similar crimes. This is a modest increase from an all-time low recorded in 2016. But numbers alone don’t determine the moral content of actions by individuals or governments. Right and wrong exist whether popular opinion approves or not. In... Read more →

AARP at Philadelphia Festival and Concert Series

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania is in your community to learn about the issues that impact the 50+. Meet AARP staff and volunteers and tell us about the issues that are most important to you and your family. Join AARP at one of these community events to learn about the work we are doing with fraud, caregiving,... Read more →

Pennsauken Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Child Pornography

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 2, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Today, Edward Brogan, 62, of Pennsauken, was sentenced to a term of 7 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Judge Francisco Dominguez. In addition to his prison sentence, he is also subject to the full penalties of Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. A search warrant was executed on July 28,... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 7 (August 4, 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... Read more →