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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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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.... 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... 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... 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 —... 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... 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... 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)... 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... 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 ·... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →