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August 9, 2019

NOW LAW: Pilot Program to Assess Value of Later Start Times for NJ High Schools

(TRENTON) – As New Jersey high schools continue to rank top in the nation, legislators are hoping to encourage even better academic outcomes with more emphasis on student health. Given the connection between more sleep and improved academic performance, Assemblywomen Mila Jasey, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Carol Murphy have sponsored legislation to assess how pushing back high school start times to 8.30am could be beneficial. The bill was signed into law by the Governor on Friday. The law (A-4865) establishes a four-year pilot program to... Read more →

New Law Criminalize Animal Fighting Paraphernalia

(TRENTON) (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 9, 2019)--– To close a loophole in New Jersey law regarding animal fighting, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Carol Murphy, Jamel Holley, Daniel Benson and Paul Moriarty to criminalize the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia was signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. The new law (A-4698) makes it illegal to possess animal fighting paraphernalia for the purpose of promoting, facilitating or participating in animal fighting or baiting. Owning, possessing, selling, transferring or manufacturing such materials will be a crime of the... Read more →

$306,000 in Federal Grants for South Jersey Community Health Centers

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 9, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--– Today, on the final day of National Health Centers Week, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that two federally-qualified health centers in South Jersey will receive $305,795 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Program. CAMcare Health Corporation, which has serviced Camden and Gloucester counties since 1978, will receive $167,000 to provide care for those in need in South Jersey. Project H.O.P.E., which specializes the health and well-being of homeless residents in Camden, will... Read more →

Philadelphia Officials Finding New Ways To Promote Tourism

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 9, 2019)--Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love”, is home to more than 1.5 million people. As one of the most populous cities, Philadelphia plays a major role in the history of the United States. This alone draws thousands of visitors to the city each year. But, when combined with the 76ers, Flyers, and Eagles, Philadelphia has a following that goes back a long way. A major problem for the city is abandoned buildings and a crime rate of 40 per one thousands... Read more →

TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATED: 295 Construction Work Continues Tonight

I-295 northbound ramp and lanes closed tonight for barrier work I-76 east ramp to I-295 north and Route 168 ramp to I-295 north closed I-295 north Exit 28 and Route 168 southbound ramp to I-295 south will be open (Trenton)(Gloucestercitynews.net)-(August 9, 2019)- - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-295 northbound will have two lanes closed tonight, and the ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-295 northbound and the Route 168 southbound ramp to I-295 northbound will be closed and detoured as the... Read more →

Gloucester City PD Respond to 9 MV Accidents; Save OD Victim; Investigate Popsicles Theft

Released August 9, 2019- Gloucester City News blog files 8/2 (5:53 am) A resident of Holmdel reported $600 in cash was stolen from her purse sometime overnight while she was sleeping at a residence in the 300 block of Market St. The investigation is ongoing. *8/2 (2:43 pm) Ptl. Bob Saunders III was called to Rt. 130 at Klemm Ave. for a crash involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported. 8/2 (9:03 pm) A traffic stop on Broadway at Jersey Ave. conducted by Ptl. John... Read more →

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania motorists need toll relief

By Mark OKeefe Aug 8, 2019 The Center Square To the surprise of no one and the disgust of everyone, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently announced that it will raise tolls by 6 percent, effective Jan. 5, 2020. After raising tolls only five times during the first 64 years of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's existence, tolls will now be raised for a 12th consecutive year. As late as 2006, it cost $14.70 to travel the entire 356 miles of the highway. Next year such a trip... Read more →

DEVELOPING STORY: Human Skull Found in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 9, 2019)--We received a tip earlier today about police activity in the 100 unit block of South Brown Street. A nearby neighbor said police were contacted after a human skull was found inside an empty home. Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police Department said, "At approximately 11:00 am today, workers clearing out a vacant residence on S. Brown Street contacted police to report they found what they believed to be a human skull. The skull was found in... Read more →


Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy returned to work from a vacation in Italy. At a Union County economic development event, he covered several issues: high pay for NJ Transit executives, the Economic Development Authority, mass shootings, and legalizing recreational cannabis. And last night, the governor announced he will enact a law that will repeal the 11.6 percent short-term rental tax — that's the same rate hotels are charged, and 'mom and pop' properties "shouldn't be burdened by this," he said on NJ 101.5. (NJ.com / NJTV... Read more →

Officer Down: Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson Murdered by Inmate

DEBRA JOHNSON Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee End of Watch Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson, age 64, was found murdered in her residence on the grounds of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on August 7th, 2019, by an inmate who then escaped from the facility using a tractor. The escapee, who was serving a sentence for aggravated kidnapping and rape, remains at large. Administrator Johnson had served with the Tennessee Department of Correction for 38 years and started her career as a... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: Recreational Crabbing Improving; Best Catches Occurring in the Lower and Middle bay

By Keith Lockwood | Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Photo by Eric Packard Just like us humans, fish are seeking relief from the summer heat wherever they can find it, and some fish are more tolerant of high temperatures than others. Many anglers have chosen to curtail fishing for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay this month and are enjoying other fishing opportunities. Spanish mackerel, bluefish, white perch and spot are providing plenty of fun fishing action for bay anglers. There is plenty of fishing... Read more →

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) Seizes more than 2,100 Pounds of Cocaine

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE ALAMEDA, Calif. (Gloucestercitynews.net)-— Crews aboard the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $64 million from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. On July 25 a U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk aircrew embarked aboard the USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) sighted a low-profile go-fast vessel. As the helicopter approached, a hatch opened on the top of the vessel and three passengers were seen jettisoning objects.... Read more →

New Jersey Man Arrested for Investment Fraud Scheme

BOSTON (CNBNewsnet)– The owner of several Boston-based investment companies was arrested yesterday at Logan Airport on charges of operating a Ponzi-like fraud scheme. Tanmaya Kabra, 25, who resided most recently in Weehawken, N.J., was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed today with wire fraud and bank fraud. According to the criminal complaint, Kabra conducted business through a company called LaunchByte.IO LLC and several affiliated companies. He held himself out to investors as a successful serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and angel investor in start-up companies. Offering... Read more →

American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament; Brooklawn 1-1

Joanne McClellanjoannemcclellan joannemcclellan in top of the 2nd @BrooklawnLegion answers with 1 run bring score to 3-1 with @ViennaPost180 leading @legionbaseball Mid-Atlantic about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite joannemcclellan VA @vienna_post_180 scores 3 in bottom of first to take the lead 2-0 over @Brooklawnlegion @legionbaseballMid-Atlantic Regional - game 2 about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite joannemcclellan no score after 1/2 inning @legionbaseball between @vienna_post_180 VA and @BrooklawnLegion NJ about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet ·... Read more →

GreatSchools Fixes for 7 common middle school problems

Going from elementary to middle school is a big change. Here's how you can support your child socially, emotionally, and academically. by: GreatSchools Staff | August 2019 ¿En español? Hormones and changing bodies, locker combinations and changing classes, bullies and crushes: No wonder some kids have trouble adjusting to middle school! But even the most flustered kids can succeed when they receive a little extra help at home and school. Here are seven common issues kids face as they adjust to middle school, along with... Read more →

CONSUMER GROUP: NJ's Energy Safety Net is in Trouble

TRENTON, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)— The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' (NJBPU) announcement today that it is increasing the number of people eligible for help paying their utility bills underscores another reason it is critical to understand the impact of the proposed Energy Master Plan, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)Mid-Atlantic Director Mike Butler said. The Plan, as currently understood, will require even greater public assistance as it begins to shut out affordable energy choices. With the specter of the recently proposed EMP looming, the NJBPU raised the... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters of Basic Hunter Education

DOVER (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(Aug. 6, 2019) – With fall hunting seasons approaching, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education Program reminds hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1967 that they must successfully complete the Basic Hunter Education Course to obtain a Delaware Hunting License. Early pre-registration is advised due to limited class seating, with classes filling quickly as the hunting season approaches. Course dates, times, and locations are available on DNREC’s Hunter Education Course Calendar, with additional classes to be scheduled based on class demand.... Read more →

Philadelphia 76ers in with strong chance to win 2019/20 title

PHILADELPHIA PA--(August 9, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--After their heartbreak of losing 3-4 to Toronto Raptors in last season’s Eastern Conference semi-finals, fans of Philadelphia 76ers can take heart from the fact that the basketball team are looking even better for claiming the NBA title in the 2019/20 season. The 2019/20 NBA season will begin on October 22, and Brett Brown’s team will be desperate to continue their strong run of form. It has been nearly 40 years since the 76ers last won the Championship title all the way... Read more →

Obituary: Karen Puteri, 56, of Runnemede

November 30, 1962 - August 07, 2019 Karen Puteri (nee Zane), on August 7, 2019, of Runnemede. Age 56. Beloved mother of 4. Devoted grandmother of 5. Dear sister of Patricia Suckiel, Thomas Zane, Kristine Waskosky, and the late Michael and Warren Zane. “Aunt Pretty” is also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 9am to 11am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 11am at the funeral home. Inurnment New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of... Read more →

Can Philadelphia Flyers succeed in the 2019/20 NHL season?

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 9, 2019)--Next month Philadelphia Flyers will begin their NHL preseason campaign with a highly anticipated match against New York Islanders. The match at the Wells Fargo Center could give us a good indication of what we can expect from Alain Vigneault’s team this season. Last season Philadelphia Flyers struggled in the Metropolitan Division. Their playing record of 37 wins and 37 losses saw them finishing up in sixth place in the standings, and it’s evident that much work needs to be done... Read more →

How Cigarette Smoke Makes Head and Neck Cancer More Aggressive

A change in the tumor metabolism due to tobacco exposure could open new treatment avenues in head and neck cancer. Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. The vast majority of cases are head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), a type of cancer that arises in the outer layer of the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and throat. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for developing the disease and reduces... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Republican Senate Candidate Banned by Twitter

A week ago, we unveiled the website ByeBooker.com to expose Cory Booker’s failed liberal record and fake history in Newark. Today we learned that Twitter has SHADOW-BANNED our site to suppress our campaign and give cover to Cory Booker. Chip in now and help us get our message out to every voter who needs to know about the real Cory Booker. FIRST, as you probably know, this isn’t the first time Twitter has tried to suppress the free speech rights of conservatives: Author and conservative... Read more →