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August 2019

Tyriq Smith, 20, of Camden City Fatally Shot

Gloucestercitynews.net--CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide that occurred in the city. The Camden County Police Department was made aware of a ShotSpotter activation near the 1700 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue at approximately 12:50 a.m. When officers responded, they located the victim, Tyriq Smith, 20, of Camden, on the 1200 block of Sheridan Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tyriq Smith was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 1:08 a.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and there is no... Read more →


Video: Congratulations to Gloucester Twp. Detective Tony Massi on his Retirement

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 31, 2019)---Congratulations to Detective Tony Massi on his retirement after 26 years with the Gloucester Township Police Department. We wish him a happy, healthy, and safe retirement. Related: CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | August 31, 2019 Read more →


Call SERVRO Property Restoration

Gloucestercitynews.net --(Gloucester City, NJ) (Grassroots Newswire) No matter where you live or work, emergencies caused by weather, fire, wind, water, and other natural or manmade disasters can strike at any time and are largely unpredictable. SERVPRO property restoration professionals in the Gloucester City area remind home and business owners that preparing in advance is the best thing you can do to help minimize a disasters impact on your loved ones and your property. Each year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designates September as National Preparedness Month – a time to create, or update, your plan for when disaster strikes.... Read more →


*Monarchs, Milkweed & More

Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM Camden County Environmental Center & Education Gardens 1301 N Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ $10.00 per family Reservations recommended and can be made at https://monarchandmilkweed.eventbrite.com Naturalist, Keara R. Giannotti and Master Gardener, Danielle Giannotti will be giving a talk & tour on the Monarch butterfly and its relationship with milkweed, including how planting milkweed in backyards can help Monarchs on their annual migration to wintering grounds in Mexico. The program will include information about other pollinators in the garden, as well as good nectaring plants. After the talk we'll explore the Camden County... Read more →


Green Beret Army Sgt.1st Class Dustin B. Ard Dies Fighting in Zabul Province, Afghanistan

Aug. 31, 2019 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Dustin B. Ard Sgt. 1st Class Dustin B. Ard, 31, from Hyde Park, Utah, died Aug. 29, 2019, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. Ard, 31, left behind a young daughter and a pregnant wife, according to a local newspaper. “We received news that we lost our son Dustin" in Afghanistan, said his father, Bruce Ard, according to a Facebook post Friday by Idaho State... Read more →


NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge Salem County Sportsmen's Club

NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) provides a fun environment for youth to improve their hunting, marksmanship, and safety skills. Through its simulated hunting situations, live fire exercises, and educational and responsibility events, YHEC helps build upon skills learned in basic hunter education courses and encourages safer lifelong hunting habits. Don't miss this chance to attend a YHEC in your area. EVENT DATE September 21, 2019 EVENT LOCATION Salem County Sportsmen's Club Carneys Point, New Jersey CONTACT John Laielli 609-217-5199 oldcolonychairman@gmail.com ABOUT YHEC Recognized as the most comprehensive youth hunting program anywhere in North America, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge... Read more →


Enrollment Now Open for Upcoming Season at The Little Gym of Washington Twp.

Turnersville, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) August 31, 2019 - For many families, the new school year signals a return not just to the classroom, but also to busy schedules managing school, childcare, after-school activities, homework, and family time. Local child development expert Mitchell Kantrowitz, owner of The Little Gym of Washington Township, understands that balancing their kids’ health with the demands of a new school year is a challenge, but reminds parents and caregivers that, as adults, they know the value of staying physically fit and active. “It’s important to make regular physical activity a part of every child’s schedule,” said... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: A Companion for Your Companion

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Some people believe that, if their dog is lonely, adopting a second dog is the answer. While it can be a remedy, sometimes a second dog will exacerbate the problem. If you are away from home more than nine hours a day there are ways that you can occupy Fido’s time. For example, leaving treats “hidden” around the house will give him the opportunity to search for them. Turning on the radio or television may also help—a human voice can be a comfort to some dogs. Adopting a companion for your dog is risky. What if the... Read more →


Toms River Residents to Discuss Opioid Epidemic at Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall

TOMS RIVER — Residents will join local experts to discuss the opioid epidemic’s impact on the community and seek possible solutions at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). The Toms River Town Hall will examine the nature of the opioid crisis in the township and what actions are being taken to address it. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 in Mancini Hall at the Ocean County Library - Toms River Branch,... Read more →


Updated Delaware State Wildlife Area Maps Available

DOVER (Aug. 31, 2019) – Hunters and other wildlife area users are reminded that state wildlife area maps with updated regulations and access information for each wildlife area are available for the 2019/2020 hunting season, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The maps depict area boundaries, parking areas, deer stand and waterfowl blind locations, trails, wildlife-viewing facilities, and other helpful information. Several new wildlife area properties are open for public access, particularly on the Eagles Nest, Cedar Swamp, and Tappahanna wildlife areas. The maps and area-specific regulations are available online athttp://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/WildlifeAreaMaps.aspx. Paper copies of the maps are available... Read more →


Sunset Parade at the Cape May US Coast Guard Training Center

Recruits at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May stand in formation during a Sunset Parade on base Aug. 4, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm CAPE MAY, N.J. –(Gloucestercitynews.net)- U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Sunset Parade at the Training Center, Sept. 1 at 7:10 p.m. in honor of Cape May County. The event is free and open to the public. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Guests... Read more →


Colonel of New Jersey State Police Named Community Hero For Celebrate America Parade

Presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan Sponsored by Pepsi® & The press of Atlantic City ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (August 31, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that New Jersey State Police Colonel, Patrick J. Callahan will be the Community Hero for their salute to heroes “Celebrate America Parade” taking place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. Colonel Patrick J. Callahan was sworn in on October 31, 2017 as the 14th Colonel of the New Jersey State Police where he has served more than 24 years... Read more →


Carl Chen, owner of Chenmax Properties, Sentenced to Prison in Ponzi Scheme

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that Carl Chen, owner of Chenmax Properties, Inc., a Delaware Real Estate Investment Trust, and part-owner of Re/Max Sunvest Realty Co., was sentenced today in federal court in Delaware to 51 months in prison. Chen pled guilty in March 2019 to wire fraud emanating out of a multi-year Ponzi scheme he orchestrated. According to court documents and statements made at the hearing, Chen operated Chenmax Properties since 1997, soliciting large real estate investments from his real-estate clients and others. Chen promised his investors guaranteed interest... Read more →


The Walnut2Walnut River Challenge!

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)-Have you signed up to take on the challenge? Explore Philadelphia from the water by paddling the Independence Seaport Museum's annual Walnut2Walnut River Challenge on Saturday, September 21. Paddle or row down the Schuylkill River and up the Delaware for a scenic trip around Philadelphia's peninsula. The excursion begins at the Schuylkill Banks and ends at Independence Seaport Museum's boat basin. The Challenge offers spectacular views of the city's river banks, bridges, piers, retired naval and commercial ships, historic masted ships and high-rise buildings while paddling almost 15 miles along both rivers. The Walnut2Walnut River Challenge is suitable... Read more →


John P. Koch, Jr, Involved in Glendora LL & Glendora Girls League, Coach, Manager, Community Activist

John P. Koch Jr September 27, 1933 - August 29, 2019 John P. Koch, Jr., on August 29, 2019, of Glendora. Age 85. Beloved husband of the late Ethel “Faye” (nee Martin). Devoted father of Deborah Eksterowicz (Bob), Colette Tyler (Ed), Kathy MacKinnon (Dave), and the late John III. Loving grandfather of Shelley, Lauren, Michael, Eddie, John, Jeff, Derek, Kayla, Jamie, John IV, and the late Bob Jr. Great-grandfather of Tommy, Julianna, John, Cade, Cole, Payton, Quinn, Eddie, Averie, Ella, Janet, and Mike. Dear brother of Helen McCarthy and the late Marie Burrows and Joe Koch. Also survived by many... Read more →


Delaware’s Archery and Crossbow Deer Season Begins Sunday

(Gloucestercitynews.net)-DOVER (Aug. 30, 2019) – Delaware hunters will start their 2019/20 hunting season Sunday, Sept. 1 with the opening of archery and crossbow deer seasons, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Hunters can start adding mourning dove and resident Canada goose to their daily game bags on Monday, Sept. 2, and teal on Thursday, Sept. 12, when the special September teal season opens. Gray squirrel season opens Saturday, Sept. 14. The following hunting seasons open in September, with season dates and hunting hours as listed: Archery and Crossbow Deer: Sept. 1-Feb. 2, 2020, including Sundays (½ hour before... Read more →


Two Criminals Sentenced for Operation of Prostitution Ring Involving a Minor

TRENTON, N.J. (August 30, 2019)--– A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man and a Bronx, New York, man have been sentenced for their respective roles in a 2018 scheme in which a minor was advertised and provided for commercial sex acts, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Aryeh Goodman, 37, of East Brunswick, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison. He previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an information charging him with interstate travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise. Richard Ortiz, 24, a/k/a “Ace,” of Bronx, New York, was sentenced Aug. 27,... Read more →


Public Health Emergency Declared for State of Florida Due to Hurricane Dorian

courtesy of weather channel MIAMI, FLORIDA (August 30, 2019)--Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today declared a public health emergency for the state in preparation for Hurricane Dorian and following President Trump’s emergency declaration for the state of Florida. The declaration gives the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emergency health needs in disasters. Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida coast courtesy of weather channel “Hurricane Dorian has grown to be an extremely dangerous storm, posing a significant threat to health and safety,” Secretary Azar said. “This declaration... Read more →


Public’s Help Sought to Locate Sex Offender Who Failed to Register     

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance locating a 60-year-old man who failed to register as a sex offender as required under Megan’s Law. William Dean is described as a white male, standing 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds. He may be in the Camden area, and may be using the name Billy Dean. State law requires registered sex offenders who plan to move to a new residence to notify police in the town where they presently live about the change and also provide their new address to police in... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Recognizes National Grief Awareness Day

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ --Today, August 30, National Grief Awareness Day recognizes the time it takes to heal from loss doesn’t have a prescribed course and is a reminder closure comes in many forms. When a loved one dies, the void they leave affects everyone differently. If you are in high school and are struggling with grief from a death of someone close to you, join the Teen Support Group to share and learn ways to manage those feelings. The Teen Grief Support Group will hold its first meeting on September 16 at 7:30. The group will meet every Monday night... Read more →


Is Former State Assemblyman Barclay Still On The Camden County Payroll ?

CCGOP Chair: “We’re Not Letting This Issue Ride Off Into The Sunset Like A Mayor On A Snowplow” Did CAMC0 spokesman misspeak like he did about the mayor on the snowplow Gloucestercitynews.net--HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino said the fact former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay appearing in news reports again raises questions. At issue is a recent report that the former assemblyman is still employed by Camden County. “I don’t know what bothers me most, the fact the former assemblyman still has a county job, that the Democrats tried to cover for him after his arrest last year... Read more →


SJTA Installing Three Memorial Signs for Highway Workers Killed on the Job

SJTA Operations crew install one of three memorial signs in honor of fellow workers killed on the job as highway workers [SJTA photo/Darleen Adamo] In advance of this Labor Day, a somber reminder of the risk highway workers face HAMMONTON, NJ - August 29, 2019 - As Labor Day approaches, the South Jersey Transportation Authority is installing three memorial signs on the Atlantic City Expressway in memory of roadway workers who were killed in accidents while working on the expressway. The Authority plans to unveil the specially designed medallion signs on Friday, August 30, 2019 at milepost 29 Westbound on... Read more →


Simple Strategies for September Geese

By Derek Stoner, Hunter Outreach Coordinator The heady scent of fresh-cut field corn competed with the odor of cow manure to keep my sense of smell occupied while awaiting the arrival of geese. Scouting efforts revealed that this small flock of Canadas should arrive in the pasture around 7:00am. Patience wavered as I perched on my camo bucket set amidst corn stalks. A distant but distinctive honk broke the silence. Cresting the hill in front of me, just below the rising sun, a group of eight geese flapped steadily towards my setup. Seeing the dozen goose silhouette decoys on the... Read more →


TRANS WOMAN KEPT IN MEN'S PRISONS FOR OVER A YEAR

A transgender woman claims she spent the last year and a half being shuffled around to different men's prisons since 2018, despite the fact that her driver's license lists her as female. Sonia Doe has been receiving hormone therapy for than a decade, yet in her lawsuit against NJ officials Doe claims she was forced to endure sexual harassment from male inmates and mockery from guards and prison staff when she asked to be moved to a facility for women. State officials recently agreed to move Doe next month to the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the only NJ... Read more →


Complete Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia 2019

PHILADELPHIA PA (August 30, 2019)--Summer gets a proper send-off in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend (August 30 through September 2, 2019) with tons of fantastic events at both indoor and outdoor attractions citywide. Residents and visitors flock to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the epic Made in America music festival on Saturday and Sunday, featuring performances by Cardi B, Travis Scott, Lizzo and more of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. Along the Delaware River waterfront, a festive fireworks show illuminates the sky on Saturday and a cultural festival and sustainable living celebration takes over the Great Plaza at... Read more →