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August 19, 2019

Museum Highlights Ron Leflore

By Jacek Adamski Special for CNB DETROIT-- There was confusion about the anniversary date but the Detroit Historical Society hit a giant home run by hosting former Tiger Ron LeFlore and showcasing the ONE IN A MILLION biopic. It was standing room only as the Detroit Historical Museum also presented their special exhibit of the Lindell A.C. An afterglow and reception followed hosted by the Buddies Pizza of Detroit metropolitan fame. It started off with an introduction by Dave Mesrey, who also acknowledged former Tiger... Read more →


Philadelphia's Sensory-Friendly Attractions & Performances

At more than 200 years old,The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America's Oldest natural history museum. Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA Philly Venues & Groups Offer Programming For People With Sensory Sensitivity PHILADELPHIA PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Inclusivity is embedded in the original promise of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Today, the region keeps that promise to residents and visitors with sensory sensitivity. Some of Philly’s most popular attractions, including The Franklin Institute and Please Touch Museum® have sensory-friendly... Read more →


FEAR, ANGER OVER LEAD WATER CRISIS LEADS TO TESTING

Newark's University Hospital is offering free blood tests to residents who are concerned about their exposure to lead — and a wave of anger and fear is somehow uniting the city, TAPinto Newark editor Mark Bonamo writes. About 150 people got tested on Saturday, which is ten times higher than normal. For more on the city's lead crisis, check out this reporting on what happened under former mayor-turned-Sen. Cory Booker's watch. (TAPinto Newark / NJ.com) 9 HOSPITALIZED WITH BREATHING PROBLEMS AFTER VAPING A public health... Read more →


Political News: Joe Sestak, The Democratic Presidential Candidate

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Check out this Quartz profile: “Not your average Joe… Meet the intriguing presidential candidate you haven’t seen on the debate stage." "You may not know Joe Sestak, though he is running for president of the United States. But wherever you’re from in the world, the Democratic candidate has likely been to, or at least seriously considered, your region of the globe. And he’d love to chat about it. Sestak—call him Joe though, he insists—has been a congressman, a 3-star admiral in the Navy, a military... Read more →


East Brunswick Emergency Vehicle Fatal Crash Under Investigation

EAST BRUNSWICK NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that the August 12 fatal crash is under investigation. The crash involved a East Brunswick Fire Department emergency vehicle and a vehicle that contained a married couple from South River. The crash occurred on Old Bridge Turnpike in the area of Gunia Street in East Brunswick at 7:30 p.m. on August 11, 2019. Mandatory timely notification of the event was not made by the East Brunswick Police Department to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office,... Read more →


Tips on clothes shopping with your tween or teen

Back-to-school shopping with your tween or teen can be fun and educational if you start with a plan. by: Marian Wilde | August 18, 2019 GreatSchools.org The secret to successful back-to-school shopping is planning. Before you grab your checkbook and jump into the car, set aside some time to: Take inventory. Start by weeding out all the clothes that are too small, worn-out or simply not appreciated any longer. Toss the ones that have outlived their usefulness and donate the rest to charity. Now you... Read more →


*The Admiral's Tavern at the Independence Seaport Museum

Fridays and Saturdays through the end of September PHILADELPHIA PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Kick back on summer nights with stunning views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and a cold drink in hand, all while aboard the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. The Admiral's Tavern beer garden (21+) is popping up again on Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Gather your crew for drinks, snacks, fun, and games on the most historic ship in Philadelphia. Food will be... Read more →


Middlesex County: 5 Suspects and 2 Corporations Named in 30-Count Indictment

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that five people and two corporations have been named in a 30-count indictment regarding a multi-million-dollar criminal enterprise responsible for manufacturing and distributing narcotics in New Jersey, New York and thru the Dark Web. Chester Anderson, 45, of South Brunswick, Jarrette Codd, 42, of Jamesburg, and Ronald MacCarty, 51, of Jackson in Ocean Township were indicted on first degree racketeering as well as two companies Next Level Research & Development, Inc. d/b/a/ sinmed located in South Brunswick... Read more →


DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal & Energyseeks applicants for new NOAA estuary research fellowship

A researcher, research intern, and scholar conduct sediment core sampling in the salt marsh at the St. Jones Estuary in Dover. DNREC staff photo. DOVER, DELAWARE (GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET) (August 2019) – The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, administered through DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy, is seeking applicants for a new two-year fellowship sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which shares oversight with DNREC for the state’s estuarine reserves on the St. Jones River near Dover and Blackbird Creek in Townsend. “We are... Read more →


What Is Sexual Harassment?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 19, 2019)--As the name suggests, this is a kind of gender-based discrimination that takes place at work. Statistically speaking, it is women that bear the brunt of sexual harassment at work. However, sexism cuts across all genders. And it does not matter your sexual orientation either, or your ranking in the corporate ladder; virtually everyone can be a victim of sexual harassment. Contrary to popular belief, sexual discrimination may not always be perpetrated by a higher-ranking official and as we have mentioned, women are... Read more →


23-Year-Old Blackwood Man Charged with Stabbings

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 19, 2019)--Dominic Fagnani, 23, of Blackwood, Gloucester Township, was arrested and charged in a connection with a double stabbing that occurred in Winslow Township on August 17, 2019. Winslow Township Police responded to reports of a stabbing that occurred at a residence located on Heywood Lane in Sicklerville in Winslow Township at approximately 9:40 p.m. When officers arrived, they located two victims who appeared to have been suffering from stab wounds. The victims, a 26-year-old female and a 24-year-old male who are brother and... Read more →


Old Bridge Democratic Councilman Razzoli to Run for Congress as a Republican

Old Bridge, NJ: Old Bridge Democratic Councilman, Mark Razzoli has announced today his decision to run for Congress as a Republican; a decision that was “not made in haste, but a necessary one for anyone with a conscience” said Razzoli. “The Democratic Party that I knew has abandoned the American way of life, rule of law, and common sense, in favor of exaggerated, socialist ideology”, he added. Razzoli’s video speech at a recent Old Bridge council meeting went viral, reaching close to two million people... Read more →


PA Hits Record Handle; Online Sports Books take in Majority of Action

July’s bets reach $59.3 million, but with new online sports books and opening of football, new high water mark won’t last long (LAS VEGAS) — Pennsylvania’s online sportsbooks accounted for the majority of the state’s bets for the first time in July, propelling the sports betting industry to another record handle. But with more operators expected to go online in the month ahead, and football’s kickoff weekend set for the end of August, July’s record should be short-lived, according to PlayPennsylvania.com. “Simply put, increased online... Read more →


Coast Guard medevacs boater near Barnegat Bay

BARNEGAT BAY, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)— The Coast Guard medevaced a woman after two boats allied approximately two miles north of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, Sunday afternoon. Watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay received a report from a Sea Tow employee at 2:58 p.m. that a recreational boat had allided with a second boat that had run aground, causing injuries to one of the boaters. A Station Barnegat Light 29-foot Response Boat—Small boat crew launched to medevac the injured boater. Once on scene, the boat crew transferred the... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Aging Gracefully (CNBnews.net)

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor I’d like to say that I’m aging gracefully but I’ve never been graceful. I know, the phrase doesn’t mean that you’re actually graceful—it means you look good as an older person. On the other hand I’m not a bit graceful and I look every minute of my sixty-eight years. Being older has its merits, though; I am called “cute” whenever I do something inappropriate. For example, I was wearing shorts underneath my favorite, full skirt when a fellow commented that I resembled... Read more →


“Universal” Background Checks Aren’t as Universally Popular as You’ve Been Led to Believe

NRA-ILA Advocates of so-called “universal” background checks constantly cite their own polling data to claim that the vast majority of Americans support these measures. But, when these measures have actually been presented to voters, support is nothing close to universal. Take for example the background check ballot initiatives on the 2016 ballots in Maine and Nevada. o Everytown for Gun Safety donated more than $5.288 million and provided the majority of the donations to both ballot measure committees (Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown

Gloucester Township NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-- Police To Participate In Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown As Part Of National Campaign During Labor Day The Gloucester Township Police Department is gearing up to participate in the 2019 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown enforcement campaign. GTPD was awarded a grant to increase DWI patrols which begins August 16, 2019 and runs thru September 2, 2019. During the campaign, GTPD officers will be conducting saturation patrols of roadways with high incidents of motor vehicle crashes and... Read more →


10 Popular Board Games Of The 90s

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 19, 2019)--If you grew up in the 90s then you must have a lot of memories of playing out in the sun, in the mud, probably barefoot not caring about the latest smartphones with high tech and multi feature digital games. It was a good period to grow up in, just before technology and the internet took over the fun activities. Besides outdoor games, indoors were made fun by board games, which also own a big portion of our memory as they were quite... Read more →


A Night with Janis Joplin

(Philadelphia, PA, August 15, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net) – Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll. In A Night with Janis Joplin, presented at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., Tony Award® nominee Mary Bridget Davies and a remarkable cast take the audience on a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and... Read more →


Real Estate Investor Guilty of Bribing Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office Employee Sentenced

PHILADELPHIA (Gloucestercitynews.net)– United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Behzad Sabagh, 37, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 1 month imprisonment, 9 months house arrest as part of 3 years supervised release, $30,000 fine and $100 special assessment plus costs of prosecution by United States District Judge Wendy Beetlestone. Sabagh pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud in April 2019. Sabagh was a real estate investor who regularly purchased properties at City of Philadelphia Sheriff’s sales, which... Read more →