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August 24, 2019

Philly's Top Cop Resigns; Mayor Vows to Investigate Claims of Discrimination and Harrassment

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 22, 2019)---Richard Ross Jr., Philadelphia’s police commissioner, resigned this week after allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment from within the department came to light. Ross stepped down one day after an amended federal discrimination lawsuit indicated Ross had a two-year affair with one of the plaintiffs that started about a decade ago. Mayor Jim Kenney said at a Wednesday news conference that Ross initially tendered his resignation Monday evening, but the mayor told Ross he... Read more →


Ruth E. (Blake) Robinson, of Gloucester City, age 92

Gloucester City – On August 21, 2019. Age 92. (nee Radlinger). Loving mother to eight “Blake” boys, Stephen (Kathleen), Dennis (Susan), Jerre (Linda), Timothy (Deborah), William, Andrew (Patricia), Hugh (Marge), John (Shelly), grandmother great grandmother and aunt, went home to be with the Lord. Ruth E. (Blake) Robinson She was predeceased by her first husband, Hugh Blake (1984) and second husband William Robinson (1991) as well as her parents, William and Edna Radlinger and sister, Barbara. She is survived by a brother William (Gloria) Radlinger,... Read more →


2019 Women’s World Cup Champions To Hold Public Trainings In Philadelphia And In St. Paul, Minn.

CHICAGO (Aug. 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)- – All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women’s National Team public training sessions to be held on Wednesday, August 28 from 5-6 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and on Monday, Sept. 2 from 5-6 p.m. CT at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for both public trainings. In Philadelphia, fans will enter through Braskem Gate at the Northeast corner of the stadium. In Minnesota, fans will enter through the Northeast... Read more →


Report: New Jersey Ranks Last in the Nation in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

The 24th Annual Highway Report, based on data that states submitted to the federal government, ranks each state’s highway system in 13 categories, including traffic fatalities, pavement condition, congestion, spending per mile, administrative costs and more. Los Angeles (August 22, 2019) — New Jersey’s highway system ranks 50th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to the Annual Highway Report published today by Reason Foundation. There is no change in the overall ranking from the previous report, where New Jersey also ranked 50th... Read more →


Flying Termites Are Not Death From Above

(August 24, 2019)--Spring time is when most termite colonies begin to swarm. This typically occurs after a rain storm followed by sunny warm weather at this time of year. Swarming is a natural occurrence that happens when a subterranean termite colony grows to a “mature” size. Seeing these massive flying termite swarms can be quite terrifying to some people, when in reality the swarmers do not cause any structural damage. Swarmer termites are all potential kings and queens of new colonies. When a subterranean termite... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Terrible Twos

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Puppyhood is an adventure! It’s a time for puppy to explore and learn behavior that is acceptable to you and your family. By the age of about eighteen (human) months your dog is finally perfect—well-mannered, calm, and a joy to be around. And then, it happens… Fido seems to have forgotten everything he was taught; he nips, barks at nothing, jumps on everyone and acts like he owns your home! Welcome to the Terrible Twos! Some folks give up on their dogs... Read more →


WARNING! E-cigs Can Trigger Same Lung Changes Seen in Smokers, Emphysema

In a new UNC School of Medicine study led by Rob Tarran, PhD, biomedical researchers show how high levels of protease enzymes in the lungs of e-cigarette users suggest they are at increased risk of developing emphysema Newswise —(Gloucestercitynews.net) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – August 22, 2019 – E-cigarette “vaping” is widely assumed to be safer than cigarette smoking, but scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have uncovered evidence suggesting that vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers who suffer... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE ED: Parole Officers Violating Civil Rights and Getting Away With It

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Hello. I am writing to you today to bring to light a plethora of civil rights violations that are taking place in New Jersey by Parole and Probation, and they’re getting away with it constantly. Please allow me to explain below, and then decide if you would like to make this information public. Unfortunately, one of the most detested group of individuals in this state are convicted sex offenders. They are the lowest of the lowest, and are constantly overlooked. However, these people are humans,... Read more →


The Philadelphia ‘Spirit’: The Early Production of Rum in Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the APS Museum Registration Required. RSVP here. Philadelphia has long been known for its beer, but what about rum? In 1770, there were at least 14 distilleries in the city (several located within blocks of the Society’s current location). Join the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum for an evening of distilling Philly’s history with this libation. Connected to our current exhibition Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic, the lecture will feature rum... Read more →


Medford Lakes Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography     

MEDFORD LAKES, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Lakes Police Chief Robert Dugan Jr. announced that a 48-year-old borough man has been charged with possessing child pornography. Jeffrey L. McGuigan, of the first block of Mohawk Trail, was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). The investigation began earlier this year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding McGuigan’s online activities. The investigation revealed that McGuigan... Read more →


Obituary | John Edward Valkusky of Runnemede

July 24, 1954 - August 21, 2019 John Edward Valkusky, on August 21, 2019, of Runnemede. Age 65. Beloved soulmate and companion of Pat Asher (nee Sannasardo). Devoted father of John, Jr. (Michelle) and step-father of John, James, Joseph and Jeffrey Asher. Loving grandfather of Abigayle and Johnny. Dear brother of Thomas Valkusky, Donna Baselice (Lou) and the late William, Paul and Stanley, Jr. Also known as Big Pop to many other step grandchildren. John was a member of Runnemede VFW Post 3324 and the... Read more →


NJBIA Statement on CV of Tax Incentive Extension Bill

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President & CEO Michele N. Siekerka Esq. issued the following statement today regarding the conditional veto of bill S-3901, which would have temporarily extended New Jersey's tax incentive programs. Gloucester City News blog files "The business community, the Legislature and Governor Murphy are all in agreement that a responsible and competitive tax incentive program, with appropriate oversight of its effectiveness, plays a key role in the state's economic development strategy. "To achieve the goal of a responsible and comprehensive... Read more →


90 Pound Fish Breaks 20-Years-Old Record

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 24, 2019)--Len Andalis of Philadelphia reeled in the new state record Cobia on August 9, 2019. The fish weighed 90 pounds, 6 ounces, eclipsing the 20 year old previous state record by 3 pounds, 6 ounces. The fish measured 66" in length and had a girth of 30". Len was fishing off his boat, the Francesca Rose, on the McCrie Shoal when the fish hit while he was casting. Len was using a Conley rod and a Shimano 8000 reel with 17-pound line. A... Read more →