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August 23, 2019

Flanagan Welcomes Another ‘Democrat-Lite’ Candidate To The Race

Flanagan is the only candidate in the race working to build a ‘MAGA majority’ LAWRENCEVILLE (Gloucestercitynews.net)– After learning an attorney, Stuart Meissner, announced he has formed an exploratory committee to consider getting into the 2020 U.S. Senate GOP primary announced Republican Senate candidate Tricia Flanagan said, “It looks like you can take the man out of the Democrat party, but you can’t take the Democrat out of the man.” “While it’s been reported that Stuart Meissner became a Republican in 2016 after contributing $16 to... Read more →


State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney recently announced that he plans to bring a bill to the state Legislature that would criminalize a potential witness's refusal to answer questions during an investigation. It would also give prosecutors more leverage against those who lie under oath — a charge Sweeney suggests is warranted against top aides in the Murphy administration. A committee's reportfound their behavior "evasive." The governor fought back yesterday: "If the implication is that folks in my administration didn’t tell the truth under oath [...]... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Gloucester City Police apprehended a suspect on illegal drug charges on Thursday, August 22 (4:37 pm) at North Broadway and King Street following a routine traffic stop. During the course of their investigation, a K9 unit from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office was requested to conduct an open air narcotics sniff around the exterior of the vehicle. The K9 unit confirmed narcotics odor coming from the vehicle and a subsequent search resulted with the seizure of a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine.... Read more →


Philadelphia, PA (August 22, 2019) -- More than 6,000 guests have descended upon Le Dîner en Blanc - Philadelphia at the iconic Boathouse Row tonight. This is the eighth edition in the City of Brotherly Love and the largest Dîner en Blanc gathering in the country this year. Guests have the opportunity to explore one of the city's most iconic landmarks while mingling among fellow Philadelphians dining. The iconic landscape of Boathouse Row on the east bank of the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park is... Read more →

“A new year with fresh opportunities for success,” says Bishop Sullivan about the new school year

As we approach the opening of another academic year in our South Jersey Catholic Schools, the excitement I feel is similar to the energy that comes with opening day in major league baseball: ahead lies a journey full of grit, determination and joy. Our students, who have had a few months of rest, were hopefully blessed with some new experiences, and perhaps got in a little summer reading and similar academic activities to prepare for the coming school year. Most students and maybe a few... Read more →

Pennacchio Bill Expanding Veteran Benefits to Discharged National Guard Members Signed

TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Legislation by Senator Joe Pennacchio making discharged members of the New Jersey National Guard eligible for county veterans’ benefits is now law. Pennacchio’s measure, S-2538, allows former Guard members discharged with an NGB-22 to access veterans’ benefits, including a county veteran identification card and a “veteran” designation on their driver’s license. Previously, a DD-214 form from the military was required. “For years, National Guard members have had a hard time getting recognition for their service,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “All veterans, regardless of how... Read more →

NJ Department of Health Receives $450,000 Federal Grant to Support Maternal Mortality Efforts

The New Jersey Department of Health today announced it received a $450,000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant to support the work of the New Jersey Maternal Mortality Review Committee. New Jersey was one of 25 grantees and is eligible to receive this amount annually through September 29, 2024. The New Jersey Maternal Mortality Review Committee (NJMMRC) works to identify and systematically review all pregnancy-associated deaths. The grant will provide critical technical and financial assistance, including data infrastructure support that will enhance the sustainability... Read more →


Sierra Club’s Endorsement Hinges on Support for Extreme Energy Agenda That Will Raise Bills by Thousands Every Year BOONTON, N.J. – Left-wing Democrats Darcy Draeger and Lisa Bhimani continue to show just how out-of-step they are with Morris and Somerset County taxpayers by today accepting and promoting the endorsement of the NJ Sierra Club. Its progressive leader, Jeff Tittel, has championed an Ocasio-Cortez-like Green New Deal that will leave New Jersey with blackouts, cold homes and drastically higher energy bills – going far beyond Phil... Read more →

Pemberton Twp Man Arrested for Possessing/Distributing Child Pornography

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that a 55-year-old township man has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. Guy Valachovic, of Weymouth Road (photo)in the Browns Mills section of the township, was charged with seven counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (five are Second Degree, two are Third Degree). The investigation began after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Valachovic’s online activities from United States Homeland Security Investigations –... Read more →

ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment. The Addendum was initiated in response to the results of the 2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment which indicated fishing mortality is too high and spawning stock is too low. The Draft Addendum proposes management options for both commercial and recreational sectors in order to end overfishing and reduce fishing mortality to the target level in 2020. The proposed measures include reduced quotas for commercial fisheries and changes in... Read more →

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding

WASHINGTON DC (Gloucestercitynews.net)– New Jersey businesses and residents affected by severe weather and flooding on June 19-20, 2019 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton announced today. Acting Administrator Pilkerton made the loans available in response to a letter from New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy on Aug. 14, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties and the adjacent counties of Atlantic, Cumberland, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem... Read more →

TSA begins verbal advisements of REAL ID requirements

Rollout of new signage begins at document checking station WASHINGTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)— The Transportation Security Administration announced today that it has begun verbally advising travelers who present non-compliant licenses of the upcoming REAL ID requirement and enforcement date. Beginning October 1, 2020, each traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of identification, to fly within the United States. Individuals who are unable to verify their identity will not be permitted to enter the TSA checkpoint and will... Read more →

Spread of African swine fever has lawmakers looking at ways to keep disease out of Pennsylvania

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square Three words kept coming up at a joint meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees this week – African swine fever. The committees meet to discuss biosecurity and animal health with much of the meeting focused on the disease, which has killed as much as half the pigs in China and could have a devastating effect on not only Pennsylvania but the U.S. “This is a virus that, unfortunately, if it comes to the... Read more →

NJGOP Chairman: Murphy Can’t Stay Silent On Anti-Semitic Appointee

NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt released the following statement: “Governor Murphy is cultivating a culture of blind indifference inside his Executive Administration. His appointees have included convicted bribe takers, alleged rapists, and now admitted bigots. And while the Governor came forward, eventually and begrudgingly, and acknowledged his failures for the likes of Marcellus Jackson, Al Alvarez and Lizette Delgado Polanco, he’s remained disconcertingly quiet on his hiring of Jeffrey Dye, whose anti-Semitic and anti-Hispanic rants were uncovered Monday by the Globe. In fact, it was the... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Camden Not Rising

Poverty Rate 37.4%; Holtec Nuclear Tax Break- Now Under Investigation- Was Over $1 Million Per Job; Holtec Still Importing Foreign Workers This short video shows poverty in Camden and interviews local people: “Camden Not Rising (official video), Gary GSAM Samuels, August 18, 2019 This video shows just a short version of some of the truths about Camden NJ. Camden has been robbed by politicians as well as corporations claiming to come to Camden (receiving Tax Breaks) but not hiring Camden Residents….” from video description: https://youtu.be/oNGeaTO8ooA... Read more →

How To Stay In Shape Throughout The Year

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 23, 2019)--It feels easier to stay in shape in summer, as there’s less desire to comfort eat, there’s an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables available, and you want to spend your time staying active outside while the sun is shining. You feel motivated to get outside, to get your toned body out, and to have fun with your friends. Winter and Fall are, however, on the horizon and you might fear falling back into a slower-paced routine in its approach, but this guide... Read more →

Painting Contractor Sentenced To 46 Months’ Imprisonment In Connection With George Wade Bridge Project

Middle District of Pennsylvania HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that the painting contractor on the George Wade Bridge Project, Andrew Manganas, age 61, of Gloucester City News blog files Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and Panthera Painting, Inc., headquartered in Canonsburg, was sentenced on August 14, 2019, to 46 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ on supervised release, by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo for theft from union plans, wire fraud, and discharge of pollutants into... Read more →

Wind Project Meetings in Atlantic City, Ocean City and Waretown

Ørsted, the Danish power company selected to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, will be holding three public meetings about the project. Attendees will hear an Ocean Wind project overview then visit and interact with Ørsted employees and consultants to discuss specific aspects of the company’s plans to build an offshore wind farm. Ocean Wind will be located 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Construction is expected to commence in the early 2020s, with the wind farm operational... Read more →

Hispanic Family Center Partners with Sesame Street

A New Partnership! CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Hispanic Family Center is now a proud partner of Sesame Street in Communities! Sesame Street in Communities is a bilingual multimedia initiative that harnesses the power of Sesame Street to help adults, parents, and providers engage more deeply with children. HFC has embedded asthma prevention, trauma healing, and family bonding resources into our family and health education programs. A Kick-Off Event was held at our Evolution Family Success Center in April. Families met Sesame Street's very own Abby... Read more →

Former Trump Press Secretary Joins Fox News

WILLIAM DAVISREPORTER August 22, 201911:12 AM ET Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will join Fox News as a contributor, the network announced Thursday. Sanders will make her debut on Fox & Friends September 6th. Sanders served as White House press secretary for nearly two years, before stepping down at the end of June. (RELATED: Fox News Dominates CNN, MSNBC In Mueller TV Ratings) “FOX News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is proud to announce that Pope Francis has bestowed Papal Honors upon 40 individuals for their dedication and exceptional service to the Church. One person has been named Knight Commander in the Order of Saint Gregory the Great; nine people have been named Dame/Knight in the Order of Saint Gregory the Great; ten have been named Dame/Knight in the Order of Saint Sylvester; ten have been awarded the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Cross for the Church and Pontiff);... Read more →

Obituary: Joan Kelly, of Runnemede, age 84

Joan M. Kelly, on August 21, 2019, of Runnemede; formerly of Camden. Age 84. Beloved mother of Donna Connelly and Christopher Kelly (Bridgette). Devoted grandmother of Sean (Rachel), James, DaShawn, and Christopher Jr. and great grandmother of Javyius, Anthony, and Saniyah. Loving sister of William Kelly and the late Dorothy, Sara, and George. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joan worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, New York Ship, Holt Marine Terminal, as a crossing guard for the HB Wilson School, Bradlees in... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure

SUPPORT NRA-ILA There are some odd dynamics in international relations. Countries in which people are not free serve on the UN Human Rights Council. Political considerations guide every action. Of course, the NRA is a single-issue organization so international relations are not usually front and center for us. We’re focused on protecting the 2ndAmendment rights of law-abiding Americans. The horrific attacks in El Paso and Dayton gave opportunistic foreign regimes an opening to offer clumsy critiques of the United States regarding our level of violent... Read more →

Get there Early if You Want to Catch Striped Bass in the Upper Bay

Maryland Fishing Report By Keith Lockwood | Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources August 21, 2019 Memories are made while fishing and crabbing and this guy is lucky enough to have a grandfather to take him crabbing. Photo by Jim Livingston We are on the back end of August and there are signs everywhere that the summer season is coming to a close — but there’s still time for families to spend some quality time together fishing. Looking ahead, Maryland anglers will be able to offer... Read more →