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August 8, 2019

295 northbound to have overnight lane and ramp closures

Tonight and tomorrow night for barrier and curb work I-76 east ramp to I-295 north and ramps to and from Route 168 closed and detoured (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-295 northbound will have three lanes closed tonight and tomorrow night, as well as three ramps to and from Route 168 will be closed and detoured for barrier and curb work as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Beginning at 10 p.m., tonight, Thursday, August... Read more →


3 NJ Residents Charged With Coercing Women to Engage in Commercial Sex

NEWARK, N.J. (August 8, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--– Three New Jersey residents have been charged by complaint for their roles in a sex trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey and Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced today. Jean Noriega, 48, Enna Gonzalez, 53, and John Oyola, 32, all of Paterson, New Jersey, were each charged in a criminal complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. According to documents filed in this case... Read more →


Lucky Couple Finds Their Winning Ticket at a Lucky Store!

TRENTON (Aug. 8, 2019) – Damon Cherico and Shayna Flanders of Brick are regular players of New Jersey Lottery Scratch-Offs games, and they have always loved the Crossword-style games. The couple goes to the same store each week for new tickets, hoping for a lucky ticket. The store has signs up displaying all the winning tickets it has sold, and Damon and Shayna were hoping to be added to the wall of winners. While in the store recently, they noticed the retailer had just opened... Read more →


Washington Township Man Arrested for Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child

WOODBURY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announces that Mekhi Clarke, (DOB 12/14/1995) of Washington Township, NJ, was arrested on August 7, 2019 and charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. This arrest is the result of a cooperative investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Washington Township Police Department, led by Chief Patrick Gurcsik. This arrest resulted from an investigation into allegations of an 8/5/19 incident at the Kohls Department Store, where Clarke, a... Read more →


Hilda Chile of Bellmawr, Doll Club Member

February 01, 1936 - August 08, 2019 Hilda Chile (nee Wyld), on August 8, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Devoted mother of Lawrence Chile, Jr. (Margaret), Stephen Chile, Michelle Kelly (Bill) and the late Sandra Chile. Loving grandmother of Anthony, Chrissy, Marc, Nick, Shaina, Brittany, Megan and Nina and great grandmother of many. Dear sister of the late Harold, Ethel and Lillian. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chile was a member of the Doll Club. She... Read more →


Coach Richard D. Wagner of Bellmawr

March 05, 1937 - August 07, 2019 Richard D. Wagner, on August 7, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 82. Beloved husband of Jean Wagner (nee Kowalski) for 61 years. Devoted father of Bonnie Borden, Deb Wagner-Bergeron, and Wendy Campbell (John). Loving Poppy of Samantha (Tony), Jessica, Justin, Dakota, Spencer, and Ella. Great grandpop of Audrina. Also survived by one brother and many nieces and nephews. Richard coached boys basketball and baseball for 20 years. There will be a visitation on Saturday, from 10:30 to 12 noon... Read more →


KU Observatory Discovers New Exoplanet

Kutztown, PA (08/08/2019) — Kutztown University's Observatory has discovered another exoplanet, KELT-23Ab. The discovery was featured in an article in the Astronomical Journal with KU student Daniel Johns, undergraduate physics and astronomy major, and his advisor Dr. Phill Reed, professor of Astronomy & Physics, serving as the lead authors. KU student Ryan Rauenzahn is also a contributing author. The 0.6-meter on-campus research telescope at KU captured the exoplanet passing in front of a star on July 3, 2018, but more than a dozen other telescopes... Read more →


One New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins $150,000

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $128,000,000 TRENTON (Aug. 8, 2019) – There was one New Jersey Lottery ticket sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, August 7th drawing winning the $50,000 third- tier prize. That ticket was purchased with Powerplay, multiplying the prize to $150,000. The winning ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at EZ Fuel, 70 Route 9 N., Morganville in Monmouth County. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, August 7th drawing were: 08, 32,... Read more →


AFTER SEVEN-YEAR BATTLE, NJ ENACTS WAGE-THEFT LAW

Activists are applauding the bill acting governor Sheila Oliver signed yesterday — its aim is to protect workers from wage theft, especially people who get minimum wage. It opens an avenue of accountability for any worker who's owed payment, including benefits and overtime pay. The penalties are stiff: they start at $500 and/or 10 to 90 days in jail. For repeat offenders, employers will now face up to a $15,000 fine and a new, third-degree criminal charge with a three-to-five-year prison sentence — plus a... Read more →


Investors Often Buy the Wrong Stock

Because of a Similar Name or Ticker Symbol, says New Research at Rutgers University–Camden CAMDEN CITY, NJ– Professional investors are as likely as individual investors to mistakenly purchase the wrong stock by choosing a company with a similar name or stock market ticker symbol, according to new findings by Rutgers University‒Camden researchers. Vadim Balashov and Andrei Nikiforov, both assistant professors of finance at Rutgers University–Camden, found that in companies with similar names or tickers, five percent of their total trading volume was caused by news... Read more →


TO THE POINT: Researchers Looking for New Ways to Help Chronic Pain Patients

CAMDEN CITY NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--– For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behavior to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. Now, Rutgers University–Camden neuroscientist Nathan Fried and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a method that can more accurately gauge pain in mice, which could lead researchers to discover new ways to treat pain in human patients. “When I touch the paw of a mouse, it withdraws the paw. That withdrawal movement is... Read more →


Delaware Blue Coats to Hold Open Tryouts in Wilmington, Reading and Philadelphia

REGISTER HERE FOR CHANCE TO EARN A SPOT ON BLUE COATS’ 2019-20 NBA G LEAGUE ROSTER TRYOUTS TO BE HELD SEPT. 7 IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, SEPT. 14 IN READING, PENNSYLVANIA AND SEPT. 21 IN PHILADELPHIA WILMINGTON – AUG. 5, 2019 – The Delaware Blue Coats, NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, will hold three open tryouts in preparation for the upcoming 2019-20 season. “Open tryouts are a real opportunity to make a dream come true,” said Blue Coats General Manager Matt Lilly. “These... Read more →


The MLS Player of the Week: Philadelphia Union Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya

Union captain scores opening goal in 5-1 defeat of Eastern Conference rival D.C. United while taking stand against gun violence during match CHESTER, Pa. (August 8, 2019) – Philadelphia Union announced today that midfielder Alejandro Bedoya was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 22 of the 2019 MLS regular season. Bedoya’s opening goal against D.C. United helped the Union to a crucial 5-1 road victory at Audi Field, re-taking first place in the Eastern Conference. Following his goal, Bedoya took... Read more →


ACENDA Integrated Health Receives $45,000 Grant from United Way of Gloucester County for Older Adults

GLASSBORO, NJ (August 7, 2019) – Acenda Integrated Health has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) to support its Older Adult Services program, an in-home mental health treatment program designed specifically to support adults age 60 and older as well as their family caregivers. "Adults over the age of 60, who are homebound due to medical limitations, are increasingly at-risk for depression and suicide. With limited or no access to mental health services, Acenda's Older Adult Services program,... Read more →


SJ Shore Mayors, Residents, Business Owners Meet with Menendez on Flood Insurance

WILDWOOD, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, chair of the Sandy Task Force and a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee that oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), today held a roundtable discussion on the need for comprehensive flood insurance reform with local mayors, residents, business owners and the chamber of commerce in Cape May County. The southern Jersey Shore has seen its share of powerful nor’easters and tropical storms that have inundated communities, including Winter storm Jonas in 2016 that generated significant... Read more →


Philly Happenings and Events August & September

Center City District Restaurant Week Returns September 15-27 Center City District Restaurant Week, the twice-yearly culinary event savored by savvy Philadelphia foodies, returns September 15 through September 27 with more than 120 participating restaurants serving up an exciting and delicious variety of three-course dinners for only $35 per person and many serving three-course lunches for $20 per person. New restaurants for this season include A Mano, Blume, Chatayee Thai, Spice Finch, Kinme and Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar. All participating restaurants will feature signature cocktails... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN:

GILROY, EL PASO, DAYTON – AND COLUMBINE

Exactly 20 years ago, in U.S. Senate testimony just weeks after the Columbine High School massacre, I offered these thoughts: The real problem [of Columbine-like violence in our culture] is in here, in us . . . In the last four decades we've created a culture that markets violence in dozens of different ways, seven days a week. It's part of our social fabric. When we build our advertising campaigns on consumer selfishness and greed, and when money becomes the universal measure of value, how... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting/Fishing: 2019-20 NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest

The 2019-20 Hunting and Trapping Digest is available on this site in PDF format only; the publisher's web version will be linked from this page when available. Print versions will be available at Division offices and at license agents around August 14. Out-of-state residents can request a print copy by e-mailing njfishandwildlife@dep.nj.gov. Digest segments and past issues are available on the NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest PDF Segments page. Complete 2019-20 NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest (pdf, 13.0mb) NOTE: All state lands, including all state... Read more →


SJ Communities Receive Over $4.3 Million for Homeland Security

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Following a weekend of violence fueled by white supremacy, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced $4,303,262 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding aimed at strengthening state and local government port security, terrorism prevention, emergency preparedness and transit security efforts. “This week, we were once again tragically reminded that our communities need all of the resources we can muster to stop acts of violence before they happen,” said Congressman Donald Norcross, a member of the House Armed Services Committee.... Read more →