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August 16, 2019

American Legion World Series Weekend Schedule

SHELBY, N.C. (GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)--The eight teams are set for the 2019 American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., and each team will have a chance to play on national television. Interest in the event continues to grow as television coverage has increased for the sixth time in seven years and television viewership has grown steadily and is estimated to be more than 700,000 viewers over the week. Live stats and bracket updates are available by clicking here. You can watch games live on ESPN.com by clicking... Read more →


DOH Confirms This Summer’s First Human Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Gloucester City News blog files The New Jersey Departments of Health (NJDOH), Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and Agriculture (NJDA) are urging state residents to take precautions this summer to protect themselves from all mosquito-borne diseases including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare virus transmitted to people and horses by the bite of an infected mosquito. The DOH has confirmed the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis this summer in an elderly Somerset County man. The man was hospitalized but has been discharged for continued rehabilitation care.... Read more →


NJ Department of Health Encourages Back to School Vaccinations

TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--With the start of the new school year approaching, the New Jersey Department of Health is encouraging parents to get the age appropriate back-to-school vaccinations for their children before the school year begins. “August is National Immunization Month, which serves as a reminder to parents about the importance of getting their children vaccinated to protect against diseases throughout the school year,” said Acting Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “Making sure your children are vaccinated on time not only ensures their long-term health but also... Read more →


Pine Hill PD Participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

PINE HILL NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Pine Hill Police Department will join Police agencies from around New Jersey for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2019 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins today, August 16 and concludes on September 2. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to... Read more →


Guest Opinion: US Senator Toomey on Philadelphia Shooting

Philadelphia, Pa. (August 16,2019) Gloucestercitynews.net - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the shooting in Philadelphia: "The shooter who attempted to murder brave Philadelphia police officers yesterday is a convicted felon who had no right to possess a firearm. In the coming weeks, more information will hopefully come to light on how the suspect obtained his weapons, and I have asked ATF and the Department of Justice to keep me apprised of any new information. We can do more to strengthen... Read more →


U.S. Attorney McSwain: Disrespect of Philadelphia Law Enforcement Was Wrong

(Philadelphia Pa (August 15, 2019) Gloucestercitynews.net--What I witnessed last night was true heroism by the Philadelphia police. But the crisis was precipitated by a stunning disrespect for law enforcement – a disrespect so flagrant and so reckless that the suspect immediately opened fire on every single officer within shooting distance. Only by the grace of God did they survive. Where does such disrespect come from? There is a new culture of disrespect for law enforcement in this City that is promoted and championed by District... Read more →


Two Arrested While Operating a Stolen MV and in Possession of Handguns

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 16, 2019)--Gloucestercitynews.net--On Thursday August 15, 2019 at approximately 3:45 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department received notification of a stolen motor vehicle from our Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR). Patrol Officers were able to locate the stolen motor vehicle, verified stolen out of Philadelphia, PA., in the Hidden Mill Development. The vehicle was a newer model Mitsubishi Outlander, which was occupied by one male driver and one male passenger. Officers attempted to conduct the motor vehicle stop at which time the... Read more →


HELP WANTED: Part-Time Teacher Aide

Part-Time Teacher Aide (NJ Substitute Teacher Cert, Para Professional Cert or NJ Teaching Cert Required) Must complete Criminal History Record Review as per N.J.S.A. 18:A:6-7.1 et seq., N.J.S.A 18A:39-19.1 &N.J.S.A. 18A:6-4.13 et seq. Compensation will be determined based on negotiated contract Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Dr. Samuel Rosetti, Superintendent, Brooklawn Board of Education 301 Haakon Road, Brooklawn, NJ 08030 OR Email to: eboulden@alicecostello.com Deadline: Monday, August 19, 2019 Read more →


Residents of Camden City Demand Supermarket Justice

(CAMDEN CITY, NJ)(August 16, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net) – Standing shoulder-to-shoulder before a vacant site previously slated for a supermarket, city activists today urged Gov. Phil Murphy to veto the state tax credit incentive extension bill, and to dispatch administration officials to host a “supermarket roundtable” in the city of Camden. “Behind us may appear to be just a vacant lot, and it is,” said Pastor Amir Khan, Camden We Choose. “But it’s also a crime scene.” Flanked by a larger coalition, Khan and others called on Gov.... Read more →


Boxing and the UFC Rankings

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 16,2019)--The UFC rankings were introduced in February of 2013 and are generated by a voting panel made up of several media members. In order to rank these fighters, the media members are asked to vote who they feel are the top fighters as per the UFC by weight class and pound-for-pound. The media members are only eligible to vote for a fighter if they are active in the UFC. A fighter is allowed to appear in more than one weight division at a time... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS : New Jersey Post 68 celebrates 100 years

BY: bernhard h kofoet Aug 11, 2019 Merchantville, NJ--On Aug. 11, 1919, 15 World War I veterans gathered with the idea of establishing a Legion post to serve the veterans of the communities of Merchantville and Pennsauken. Of several names submitted for the name of the post, Frederick William Grigg was selected. Corporal Frederick Grigg was killed in the Argonne Forest and Meuse drive in October 1918. He was struck in the stomach by a fragment of shrapnel. He was buried in Plot G, Row... Read more →


Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish Providing Plenty of Action in the Middle Bay

Maryland Fishing Report – August 14 By Keith Lockwood | Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Photo by Michael Carr No matter how seasoned one is as a fishermen, catching a noteworthy fish brings out excitement that is too often suppressed deep within us. Our daily trials can take a toll on our sense of childlike fun. This photo made me smile and caused me to relive a few moments that I shared with friends when catching a truly exciting fish. Fishing brings joy, no matter... Read more →


Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty in Johnstown Federal Court to Drug Charge

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Philadelphia, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court in Johnstown to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Kenneth Watts, 35, pleaded guilty to one count in the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson. In connection with the guilty plea, from Mar. 6, 2018, through Apr. 2, 2018, Watts and a co-defendant conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base, heroin, and... Read more →


NEW JERSEY SPORTSBOOKS POISED TO SURPASS NEVADA AGAIN

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) (Gloucestercitynews.net) — New Jersey’s sportsbooks appear to be ready to surpass Nevada again in July as online betting continued to dominate the state’s landscape, a trend that has only gained steam in the 12 months since DraftKings became the first to launch its digital platform. Online sportsbooks have accepted $2.6 billion in wagers in 12 months — 75 percent of the state’s handle since the first online sportsbook launched in August 2018 — as New Jersey bettors prove their overwhelming preference for... Read more →


Sports Betting One Year On: Was It Worth it?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 16, 2019)--It feels a little like ancient history now, but it’s actually just a little over a year since New Jersey went all the way to the Supreme Court, and secured the right for its citizens to place bets on sports events. The bill permitting wagers to be placed on sports was signed in June 2018, with Governor Phil Murphy placing the first legal bet. For the record, he backed the New Jersey Devils to bring home the Stanley Cup, and tournament favorites Germany... Read more →


Interim Plan to Clean-Up Contamination at the Universal Oil Products Superfund Site Approved

East Rutherford, N.J. (August 13, 2019) - This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an interim plan to address sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other contaminants in the waterways at the Universal Oil Products Superfund Site, which is located next to Berry’s Creek in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Universal Oil Products Superfund site was included on the Administrator’s Emphasis List in November 2018. The Administrator’s Emphasis List is composed of sites that will benefit from the administrator’s immediate and intense... Read more →


PSE&G CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Attempt to Obtain Personal Info

(NEWARK, N.J. – Aug. 9, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Public Service Electric & Gas is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. On Thursday, PSE&G started receiving a small number of inquiries, with calls escalating during business hours today. Many of the callers were returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number. “If you receive an unexpected call from PSE&G in the next few days, particularly if you are not a... Read more →


Outdoors-Womanweekend set Sept. 20-22 at Lums Pond State Park

Registration deadline is Sept. 6 for state’s 21st BOW event DOVER (Aug. 15, 2019) –(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)-- Delaware’s 2019 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is set for the weekend of Sept. 20-22 at Lums Pond State Park near Bear, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today, with 2019 marking the 21st year the state has hosted the internationally-recognized women’s outdoors program. Delaware BOW registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 6. BOW offers a variety of one-and-a-half hour and three-and-a-half-hour courses taught by volunteer instructors who share their... Read more →


STING COMING TO THE HARD ROCK, ATLANTIC CITY

STING – My Songs Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena **On Sale Friday, August 16 at 10 a.m.** 2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 8/12 – 8/15 – Josh Blue - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 8/16 – CFFC 77 - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/16 & 8/17 – Howie Mandel - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 8/17 – Keith Urban - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/19 – 8/22 – Craig Shoemaker - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 8/24 – Nickelback... Read more →


One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $152,661 Jackpot; Sold at The News Shoppe in Pennsauken

TRENTON (Aug. 15, 2019) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $152,661 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Wednesday, August 14th drawing. The winning numbers were: 06, 07, 13, 29 and 36 and the XTRA number was: 04. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket was The News Shoppe, 3495 Haddonfield Rd., Pennsauken in Camden County. Acting Executive Director James Carey said, “We are thrilled that the winning jackpot ticket was sold at The News Shoppe. The retailer will receive... Read more →


Financial Abuse of Older Adults by Family Members Very Common

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– Despite numerous telephone, mail and internet scams directed toward older adults, relatives may perpetrate more financial elder abuse than strangers, suggests a new study by experts at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Using a unique source of frontline data – instances of elder abuse reported to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) resource line, Keck School researchers were able to identify the most common types of elder abuse reported and profile the alleged perpetrators. The NCEA resource... Read more →


By the numbers: Pennsylvania taxes vaping products at 40 percent of wholesale

The Center SquareAugust 2019 HARRISBURG, PA-(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)-Fifteen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis. Gloucester City News blog files Pennsylvania, which taxes vapor products at 40 percent of wholesale, is currently among them. Vapor products, such as electronic cigarettes and vaping pens, allow users to inhale nicotine, but not with the combustion and tar that come from smoking conventional cigarettes. Nine states, the District of Columbia and several local jurisdictions levy such vaping taxes.... Read more →


American Legion World Series: The Final Eight

In one of the most competitive regional rounds in American Legion Baseball’s history, all eight regions required the maximum 15 games to determine a champion. Eight teams have emerged as regional victors and will move on to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., which started on Thursday, Aug. 15, and runs through Championship Tuesday on Aug. 20. Games Friday through Monday will be nationally televised on ESPNU and Championship Tuesday will move to live nationally televised coverage on ESPNews. All games are also... Read more →