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NJ GAVE $3.8M TO UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS LAST YEAR

Last year, the state began making financial aid available to undocumented students. The numbers are in: $3.8 million helped 739 students over the 2018-19 school year. $3.5 million was provided via the state's Tuition Aid Grant program, and about a third of it ($1.3 million) helped Rutgers' students. The state Legislature had estimated more conservative figures, stating it would cost $5 million to fund approximately 600 undocumented students. (The Record) RED CROSS SAYS NJ REGION FACES A BLOOD SHORTAGE There's a regional blood shortage, and... Read more →


Celebrate America parade Saluting Heroes

Presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Sponsored by Pepsi® ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (August 19, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that they will be presenting a salute to heroes “Celebrate America Parade” at 5p.m. on Saturday, September 7 featuring participants from all over the country. The free parade presented by Hard Rock Atlantic City and sponsored by Pepsi®, will take place on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, stepping off at Metropolitan Avenue and concluding at Arkansas Avenue. The... Read more →


Kiwanis Club Lends Assist with CFS Project Backpack Goal

Posing with some of the school supplies collected for “Project Backpack” are members of the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons and Key Club members from Cherry Hill High School East and Eastern Regional High School. Photo provided by Terry Shannon. HADDONFIELD NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-- Continuing an annual tradition, eager hands of Kiwanis Club members made short order of packing up 20 backpacks and five boxes of school supplies for the Center for Family Services' “Project Backpack.” Adjourning their August 16 club meeting early, the Kiwanis Club... Read more →


Villas Man Threatens Neighbors with Knife

Lower Township (Gloucestercitynews.net)– Monday, August 19, 2019, at approximately 1:05 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to a report of a man with a knife threatening several neighbors, outside of their apartments, at the Manor Lake/Lake View Apartments located on East Greenwood Avenue in the Villas section of the Township. Initial reports, prior to police arrival, informed Cape May County Dispatch that the subject later identified as Raymond Paradise, 65-year-old male, retreated into his apartment and has a firearm. Officers quickly surrounded the apartment and began... Read more →


Birds of a different feather invade Philadelphia

Olivia Schaller | The Philadelphia Eagles Good Monday morning, Eagles fans! Welcome to another week in preparation for the 2019 season. Today, the team will participate in a joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens at the NovaCare Complex. In this edition of Morning Roundup presented by Microsoft, we will cover all the biggest stories from this past weekend. Let’s jump right in! Former Army offensive tackle Brett Toth signs with Eagles after receiving military waiver On Friday, the 6-6, 290-pound offensive tackle signed with the... Read more →


ALWS Game 14: Idaho walks off in extras to secure title game berth

source The American Legion We are guaranteed a first-time national champion at the American Legion World Series as Idaho, represented by Idaho Falls Post 56, walked off as 4-3 winners in the ninth inning, besting Danville, Ill., Post 210. Idaho will face North Dakota, represented by Fargo Post 2, in Tuesday’s final, which airs live on ESPNews at 6:30 p.m., and reairs on ESPNU following the conclusion of the game on ESPNews. Idaho scored three runs on just one hit in regulation play and got... Read more →


*VIDEOS: Army Lt. Colonel Jim Nicholson Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (August 19,2019)—Army Lt. Col. James D.Nicholson of Gloucester City, New Jersey was laid to rest on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Approximately 80 people (family and friends) attended the service. The friends included retired military, former intelligence officers, military contractors, fellow journalists, along with Gloucester High School alumnus from the Class of 1960. Over his lifetime Mr. Nicholson worked for the Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Daily News, as well as serving in the U.S. Army and Marines.... Read more →


VIDEO: We’re All So Angry

Someone will probably hate it but we love the words to this song from Tom MacDonald and found the video entertaining to watch. Someone is going to hate you no matter what so you might as well just be yourself. If you want to enjoy life and be less angry, spend less time watching the news and listening to politicians. Everyone has the right to an opinion but much like excuses, many of them stink. Enjoy some Beautiful Positive Thoughts. SOURCE Big Geek Daddy Funny,... Read more →


GreatSchools: The after-school care crisis

For parents it can mean private panic. For a nation, it means 15 million children who don’t get the care they need. by: Sarah Baughn | GreatSch0ols.org When Katie Cherbini and her family moved 1,000 miles — from Arizona to California — smack in the middle of the school year, she soon discovered a sobering reality. To accommodate both parents’ full-time work schedules, her two elementary-aged kids would need after-school care five days a week, but the programs offered at her children’s new school were... Read more →


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA PARTNERS WITH NUTRITIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PHILADELPHIA, PA (AUGUST 20, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Senior residents from Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (CHCS) Saint John Neumann Place II (SJNPII) recently received a boost thanks to new 80-square-foot community garden. Funding for the community garden was made possible by a “garden grant” from the Community Food Program operated by Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS). The community garden will provide senior residents with opportunities for socialization, recreation, and education in addition to SJNPII’s broad array of existing program... Read more →


Virtua Wins National Award for Extraordinary Customer Loyalty

Marlton, N.J.— A major market-research company has recognized Virtua Voorhees Hospital for generating outstanding loyalty among its patients and other community members. Virtua patients and loved ones enjoy a special event at Virtua Voorhees Hospital, which has won a national award for consumer loyalty. NRC Health, the leading customer-research provider for the health care industry, recently named Virtua Voorhees to its “Top 100 Consumer Loyalty” list for 2019. The hospital received the same honor in 2018—the list’s inaugural year. Virtua Voorhees is one of only... Read more →


New Jersey Department of Health Holds Harm Reduction Workshop

TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting Fighting Stigma to End the Overdose Epidemic: A Harm Reduction Workshop, on August 21,which will highlight harm reduction as a life-saving, evidence-based public health tool for New Jersey communities. Harm Reduction efforts prevent overdose deaths and support individuals with substance use disorder by addressing their health and social needs. This workshop, which begins at 9:00am, will feature national experts and local leaders discussing how harm reduction policy and... Read more →


*Philadelphia Union Announce Initial Alumni Night Details

Activities include autograph signing before August 24 match vs. D.C. United, halftime on-field recognition ceremony during match CHESTER, Pa. (August 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)– Philadelphia Union announced today initial details surrounding the club’s first-ever Alumni Night. All Alumni Night activities are set to be held around the team’s home match vs. D.C. United at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday, August 24. Events for fans include an autograph signing taking place before the match against D.C. United as well as all Union Alumni in attendance being honored at... Read more →


OBITUARY: Nadine T. Ambrico of Bellmawr

October 25, 1944 - August 17, 2019 Nadine T. Ambrico (nee Garruti), on August 17, 2019, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 74. Beloved wife of 53 years to the late Robert Ambrico who she missed and wanted to be reunited with. Devoted mother of Theresa Ann Carlson (Timothy). Loving grandmother of Grace Ann who lit up her life and who she “loved infinity.” Dear sister of Rosemarie Braaksma. Cherished aunt of Marie Carr, Denise Mercantini, William Braaksma, and Barbara Paciocco. Special friend of Rochelle... Read more →


Differences between AFL and NFL

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 20, 2019)--Football is known for its passion and hard play. The sport demands a lot many things but most importantly physical play matched with strategy. The game rules are simple, you need to kick the ball across the goal of the other party and score, and however, the rules of the Football leagues across the world are different. While America celebrates National Football League, Australia follows a different set of rules for the Australian Football league. This creates a lot of confusion among people... Read more →