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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 further information being released at this time. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Elvin Nunez at (856) 614-8078 or Camden County Police Detective Sean Miller at (856) 757-7042. Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org Released... 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. “In the same way that people make ‘resolutions’ at the New Year, National Preparedness Month is a great time to resolve to create a plan, or review your existing plan, each and every year,” said Rick Isaacson, CEO of Servpro Industries, LLC. “Everyone needs a comprehensive emergency plan. Business owners... 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 Environmental Center educational gardens and look for monarch caterpillars and other insects, and enjoy the plants that are in bloom. Background: Keara R. Giannotti is a Rutgers Environmental Steward, and the Executive Director of Project HEAL (Human, Environmental & Animal Links), a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing and restoring the... 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 The Little Gym of Washington Township owner Mitchell Kantrowitz. “The benefits of keeping children active can include changes in their physical, emotional, and cognitive learning abilities.” When it comes to exercise for kids, research has shown time after time that physical activity stimulates the brain and boosts cognitive development. Along... 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, 101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. Doors open at 10 a.m. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, through its philanthropic arm, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, is collaborating with PDFNJ on a new two-year Knock Out Opioid Abuse initiative to address the opioid epidemic through community... 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 should plan on being seated by 6:50 p.m. Sunset Parades are exciting and fun for the entire family; however, children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ceremony. Visitors should expect increased security screening for the event, and guests are not permitted to bring bags of any kind (with... 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 with the New Jersey State Police. He previously served as the Deputy Superintendent of Operations overseeing nearly 1,800 road troopers assigned to State Police stations throughout the State. Prior to this assignment, Colonel Callahan served as the Deputy Superintendent of Administration and has also served as the Commanding Officer of... 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 and a full return of their principal payments. However, by 2013, Chen’s business was losing money, and Chen began diverting newly invested funds to pay prior investors. The government calculated that Chen fraudulently collected at least $3.32 million in investments from twenty different victims between 2013 and 2017. In October... 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 for experienced paddlers looking for a new way to get in touch with Philadelphia's waterways. At the conclusion of the Challenge, participants are invited to join us for an after-party in the Riverview Tavern, our indoor waterfront bar, where food and beverages are available for purchase (and air-conditioning!). Kayak Club... 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 nieces and nephews. Mr. Koch was one of the founders and long serving member of the Glendora Little League, serving as President 1966-67 and was the Manager for the Glendora Little League 1970 South Jersey Champs. He was also involved with the Glendora Girls Athletic league. He coached and officiated... 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 sunrise to½ hour after sunset) Dove: Sept. 2-Oct. 7 for first season split (½ hour before sunrise to sunset)* Resident Canada geese: Sept. 2-25 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset) Teal: Sept. 12-30 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset in the designated teal zone south of the C&D Canal to... 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, 2019, to 96 months in prison. He previously pleaded guilty before Judge Wolfson to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit the sex trafficking of a child. Judge Wolfson imposed both sentences in Trenton federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From... 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 will help ensure that Floridians who rely on Medicare and Medicaid have continuous access to the care they need in the days after this storm makes landfall.” In declaring the public health emergency and authorizing flexibilities for CMS beneficiaries, Secretary Azar acted within his authority under the Public Health Service... 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 the municipality where they intend to move. Dean is considered a fugitive. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is urged to call the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-265-5035, and ask to speak to a detective in the Megan’s Law Unit. Information can also be submitted electronically at BCPOMegansLaw@co.burlington.nj.us. Anonymous tips... 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 for 6 weeks. Registration is required by texting 609.617.7204 with your name, age and school. This support group is led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and sponsored by the GTPD. It is held at the Gloucester Township Police Family Resource Center, 1324 Little Gloucester Rd, Blackwood. For more information... 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 or that after a promised investigation Mr. Barclay was moved to a different job with a pay raise,” Richard Ambrosino said. “Obviously, there are still many unanswered questions to the Arthur Barclay saga.” Ambrosino explained, “For example, on June 18, 2018 it was reported that a ‘spokesman for the county... 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 a hillside in a landscaped area to remember Charles A. Young, 1978; Warren W. Wilson, 1979; and Louis Pitale III, 1987. Young had ended his shift as a toll collector at the Pleasantville Toll Plaza when he was struck by a motorist. Wilson was killed while operating a frontend loader... 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 Penn’s Landing on Sunday. The long holiday weekend is also a prime time to visit summertime attractions like Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest — which closes for the season on Sunday, September 1— and Spruce Street Harbor Park, the urban oasis that’s only open through the end of September. Other event... Read more →


Why Businessmen May Be Prone to Drugs

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 30, 2019)--Many people would assume that smarter folks stay away from drug abuse. However, research has suggested otherwise. The best leaders in the world, the most dedicated, and driven people, as well as individuals that think outside the box, are wired differently. Some researchers have even suggested that a significant number of the C-Suite group might have more psychopathic and sociopathic tendencies than the rest of the population. These traits do not fall too far into the pathology realm. And, it’s thought that these traits are the qualifications that lead individuals into stardom. However, high-powered achievers have another common comorbidity. They are likely to abuse substances. Many experts have agreed that this is a logical overlap that can be explained in neurological, molecular, and psychological terms. What Makes a Good Businessman Makes a Good Addict Too The traits that make a good businessman or CEO are the same traits... Read more →


Silver Diner Celebrates Labor Day with Breakfast Car Show

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Come out and enjoy the last unofficial day of summer at Silver Diner’s Labor Day Breakfast Car Show located at 2131 Route 38 in Cherry Hill, on Monday, September 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show is open to all cars, trucks and corvettes of any year. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. and the first 200 cars to register will receive a free T-shirt. The show is free for attendees and DJ Frank Staff will be providing music. A $20 car entry fee is required the day of the show. No pre-registration is required. Trophies will be awarded at 1 p.m. The Breakfast Car Show is sponsored by the South Jersey Pontiac Club and the Cherry Hill Silver Diner. For more information about the show, call Tom Szymczyk at 856-524-2588 or email catalano112@verizon.net . For day-of-show and rain information, contact the Silver... Read more →


MVC Facilities will be Closed in Recognition of the Labor Day Holiday

Gloucestercitynews.net-(TRENTON) – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all MVC facilities, including agencies, driver testing sites, and inspection stations will be closed in recognition of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2, 2019. Regular Agency hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 8 am – 3 pm Regular Vehicle Inspection Station hours are: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 7 am – Noon The MVC reminds customers to always check our website before visiting a local office and to take advantage of driver license renewal and other online services, such as vehicle registration renewals, driver abstract requests, and surcharge and restoration payments. For more information about the ongoing positive changes at the MVC, please visit njmvc.gov. Read more →


Vincent M. Russo, of Gloucester City, Age 30

Vincent M. Russo Gloucester City – On August 24, 2019. Age 30. Vince was the kind of person who touched lives. His existence was anything but insignificant. It doesn’t matter how long the conversation was, people remembered him. He will live on through his daughter, his mother, his George, his grandparents, his brothers, his sisters, his nieces, his friends - for he has left a small piece of himself in each of us. He will live on through the breeze while we drive with the windows down and music blaring. He will live on through the single leaf that catches our eye as it falls to the ground. He will live on through the stars that we gaze up at with our bodies resting in the grass. Most of all he will live on through our hearts that were lucky enough to have felt his love. The family will be... Read more →


Tickets on Sale for Kent Conservation District’s Barn Dance Fundraiser

DOVER (Aug. 27, 2019)(CNBNewsnet) – The Kent Conservation District invites everyone to a rompin', stompin' good time at its 20thAnnual Barn Dance fundraiser to be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the Harrington Fire Company, 20 Clark Street, Harrington, DE 19952. The event features a down-home meal including beef and dumplings, fried chicken, and all the fixings, plus live and silent benefit auctions, and dancing to DJ music. Tickets are now on sale for $20 per person or $35 per couple. Tickets for children 12 years and under are $10 each, while children under two are admitted free. Reserved tables seating eight are available for $150, and must be reserved in one name and paid by a single check. Funds raised through the Barn Dance support the Delaware Envirothon, an annual competitive, problem-solving, natural resource challenge for high school students which is co-sponsored by DNREC. Additionally,... Read more →


Oscar Mayer and Ryan Newman’s Darlington Throwback Scheme Is No Bologna

The No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang Reimagines 1993 Win With Mark Martin’s Scheme August 28, 2019 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time DARLINGTON, S.C. & PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oscar Mayer and NASCAR™ driver Ryan Newman will travel back in time to 1993, racing the No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang throwback paint scheme during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 this Sunday, September 1. The car’s throwback theme pays homage to NASCAR™ Hall of Famer Mark Martin’s 1993 scheme, with Oscar Mayer red and yellow stripes zooming across the Ford Mustang. Martin scored Jack Roush’s first win in the Southern 500 back in 1993, and Newman’s scheme this weekend emulates that of Martin’s No. 6 from that season. “I think the scheme looks great,” said Ryan Newman, who will pilot the Ford Mustang during September’s throwback weekend at the 1.366-mile oval affectionately termed the “Track Too Tough to Tame.” “Darlington is my... Read more →


Temple Researchers: High-Fat Diet In Utero May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

(Philadelphia, PA)(Gloucestercitynews.net) – A high-fat diet can carry health risks, but for mothers-to-be, it may make all the difference when it comes to Alzheimer's disease prevention for their children. In a report published online in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University show for the first time in animals that high maternal fat consumption during gestation protects offspring against changes in the brain that are characteristic of late-onset Alzheimer's disease. “In humans, it has been known that individuals whose mothers develop Alzheimer's disease after age 65 are at increased risk of also developing the disease around the same age,” said senior investigator Domenico Praticò, MD, Scott Richards North Star Foundation Chair for Alzheimer’s Research, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology, and Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at Temple at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Genetic factors transmitted by mothers... Read more →


Volunteers needed for Delaware Coastal Cleanup site at Williams Pond

SEAFORD DELAWARE (Gloucestercitynews.net)(Aug. 30, 2019) – DNREC, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, the City of Seaford, and Friends of the Nanticoke River are seeking volunteers to lend a hand, picking up trash at Williams Pond from 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, as part of DNREC’s annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup. Now in its second year, the Williams Pond cleanup is part of DNREC’s Reclaim Our River (ROR) program, acting as a reminder that the ocean is always downstream. ROR is a partnership between DNREC, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, Town of Blades, and City of Seaford. The program offers a series of monthly activities that support clean waterways and educate residents on techniques to improve water quality. Williams Pond empties into the Nanticoke River near Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Removing trash from the pond and near the park improves water quality, wildlife habitat, and overall health of... Read more →


Campaign 2020: Presidential Candidate Joe Sestak Pioneering New Policies on Education

Yesterday, in Muscatine, Iowa, I presented my education and 'training for a lifetime' policy - which plans for skill training and retraining throughout one’s career, as well early education through post-secondary. You can read it in full here. People are often surprised when I say that “education is our best homeland defense,” given my 31-year service in the military, but I firmly believe that education is the bedrock of a successful society. We need a skilled population that can out-innovate our competitors and create the jobs of the future. As a father, I know that America’s youth are our national treasure. It is they who will continue to make our country prosper for generations to come. But sadly, too many of our nation’s youth are unable to get a world-class education or training today. As President, I will work every day to improve our educational and training system and ensure... Read more →


Why More Businesses are taking Recycling Seriously

(gloucestercitynews.net)--With growing concern about the environmental issues we face concerning plastics, more businesses are stepping up to tackle recycling and waste management.Businesses within all industries produce waste, and while efficient disposal may not have been a prime business concern in the past, today it is at the forefront of good business management. Many professional companies are established for efficient waste management such as Vectrum.PI. Saves Money – one of the key factors of running a successful business is to save money and lower costs. Both can be achieved when there is an efficient recycling program in place. The cost of taking truckloads of waste to landfill is rising, so it makes sense for businesses to reduce this type of waste. Separating recyclable materials from general waste will reduce the amount of loads that need to be taken to landfill, saving money on removal costs. There is waste machinery that makes... Read more →


Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $70,000,000 For Saturday’s Drawing

TRENTON (August 29, 2019) – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $70 million! Although no one won the jackpot in the Aug. 28 drawing, 16,407 New Jersey players took home an estimated $155,994 in prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000, according to Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Aug. 28 drawing were: 09, 32, 37, 41 and 56. The Red Power Ball number was 14. The Multiplier number was 10. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $70,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Saturday, August 31 at 10:59 pm. published Gloucestercitynews.net Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Dept. End of Summer Barbecue

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Join officers for a barbecue on August 31st from 12-3pm to celebrate National Eat Outside Day and recognize Overdose Awareness Day. Location: GTPD Family Resource Center 1324 Little Gloucester Rd. Stop by and have a free lunch with officers, play games, and have some fun. Natoli Dental will be providing ice cream to all who attend. We will also have our Medicine Drop Box on location to collect unused or expired medication. Don't forget to wear your purple for Overdose Awareness Day to remember those lost and still fighting addiction. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


All Football Foodies! Earn $500 as a Food Taster for the NFL Season

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--One lucky football foodie has the chance of a lifetime to earn $500 as a food taster for the NFL season. Pickswise are on the hunt for an NFL food taster for the 2019 season, with the selected expert set to travel the nation in pursuit of the best signature dish across the league. No experience or qualifications are required, but we’re looking to fill the vacancy with someone who has experience in gameday cuisine as the winner takes on the job title of Pickswise’s Official NFL Taste Tester. The job description includes travelling to NFL stadiums to taste the finest tacos, nachos, burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches the league has to offer, with Pickswise providing $500, tickets to the games and an allowance to buy food at the stadiums. The winner will be required to report back to Pickswise about their experience and rank the food against the other... Read more →


*Star Watch/Astronomy Night at Rancocas Nature Center

RANCOCAS, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Friends of Rancocas Nature Center and the West Jersey Astronomical Society (WJAS) will co-host the annual Star Watch/Astronomy Night at the Rancocas Nature Center (RNC) starting at 7:30 p.m. on August 30 (no rain date this year). WJAS will bring an array of telescopes and other optics to guide both beginners and experienced stargazers through the summer night sky. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights, lawn chairs and binoculars. Cost: RNC members $10 per person, $25 per family (limit five); nonmembers $15 per person, $40 per family (limit five). Location: 794 Rancocas Rd., Westampton. To preregister, call 609-261-2495. For more information, visit RancocasNatureCenter.org. Read more →


DNREC seeking volunteers for Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Volunteer registration to close Sept. 2 DOVER (Aug. 27, 2019) – Volunteers are still needed and encouraged to join the 32nd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans more than 45 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, including river and ocean shorelines, as well as wetland and watershed areas. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to preregister at https://de.gov/coastalcleanup to ensure enough supplies are readied for each Cleanup site. Preregistration will close Wednesday, Sept. 2. Cleanup sites that still need additional volunteers include: Kent County Big Stone Beach Bennetts Pier Sussex County Slaughter Beach Lewes Boat Ramp Deauville South Bethany Beach Delaware’s Cleanup is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest annual clearing of trash from coastlines, rivers, streams, and lakes by volunteers.... Read more →


Robert Lee Messick, Former Camden County Democratic Party Chairman

Robert Lee Messick BELLMAWR NJ (August 298, 2019)--Former Chairman of the Camden County Democratic Party Robert Lee Messick of Bellmawr, NJ, died unexpectedly at home August 11th, 2019. He was 84. He was a practicing attorney for 55 years and solicitor for Bellmawr and Hi-Nella. He was born in 1935 and raised in Manasquan, NJ on the Jersey Shore. He was a basketball star at Manasquan High School and at the University of Delaware. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Camden County District Attorney’s Office. Later, in private practice, he became active in Democratic politics, and was an influential chairman of the Democratic Party in Camden County from 1979-1986, when he worked closely with former Governor Jim Florio. He remained active in Democratic politics and practiced in Haddonfield for decades. He is survived by a daughter, Betty Ann Messick (Blackwood, NJ), and two... Read more →


Burlington County Corrections Officer Charged with Stealing Money from Deceased Colleague

LUMBERTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Burlington County corrections officer has been charged with stealing $6,365 that was raised to honor the memory of a colleague who died of cancer. Ann Inman, 36, of Lumberton, (photo)was charged with one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received (Third Degree). She surrendered herself yesterday at the Burlington County courts facility in Mount Holly and was released after being processed. Inman, the former treasurer of the union representing Burlington County corrections officers, is accused of keeping the proceeds from a March 2017 fundraiser sponsored by the local chapter. The funds were supposed to be deposited into the union’s bank account and then, at the request of the widow, donated to the cancer center that treated her husband. The investigation, conducted by the BCPO Special Investigations Unit, began earlier this year after union officials reviewed... Read more →


Merryfield Construction Group Selects Clayton Family for Free Roof Giveaway

Merryfield Construction Company is Completing Roof Restoration Project CLAYTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)- Merryfield Construction Group announced Clayton homeowners Frank and Wendy Errig as the recipients of its 2019 donated new roof installation. Through its Restoration by Donation community outreach program, Merryfield Construction Group seeks to help deserving families facing health and financial challenges secure a new roof. The Errig’s roof project happens on Wednesday and Thursday, August 28 and 29, through the company’s Restoration by Donation program. The company coordinates and executes planned work days alongside its employees, community volunteers, and partners. So far, the company’s recruited GAF to donate the roofing shingles, Robinson Waste to donate a dumpster and port-a-potty, and Rastelli Fresh Market to donate the lunch for all participants. The Merryfield brothers, George and Lew, selected the Errig family to receive the new roof after reading a nomination letter from Jordan Howey, the Errig’s son’s girlfriend of three... Read more →


Five Star Urban Waters Grants Awarded to Projects in New York/New Jersey

NEW YORK (August 29, 2019) – Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced grants to Hudson River Park Friends and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance in New York and Groundwork Elizabeth in New Jersey. The three grants are among 46 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program grants awarded this year, totaling $1.7 million to restore wildlife habitat and urban waters in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Grantees have committed an additional $4.4 million in local project support, generating a total conservation investment of more than $6.1 million. This program supports community partnerships that conserve wildlife and restore river, wetland, riparian, forest and coastal ecosystems. “EPA is pleased to continue our support for this innovative public-private partnership that encourages community stewardship and incentivizes local solutions to today’s environmental and public health challenges,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “These projects... Read more →


DOJ Watchdog Says James Comey Violated FBI Policy In Handling Sensitive Memos

CHUCK ROSS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER August 29, 2019 The Justice Department’s inspector general sharply criticized James Comey on Thursday, saying in a report that the former FBI director violated bureau policy in the handling of memos that he wrote after conversations with President Donald Trump. The report details how Comey handled seven memos he wrote between Jan. 6, 2017 and April 11, 2017, following interactions he had with Trump. The inspector general’s office determined that four of those memos contained information classified as “Secret” or “Confidential.” Comey, who was fired as FBI director on May 9, 2017, provided four of the memos to his personal attorneys after his ouster. He also gave screen shots of one memo to his close personal friend with instructions to provide the information to The New York Times. Comey testified on June 8, 2017 to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he directed the friend, Daniel Richman,... Read more →


Cleanup Plan for Lightman Drum Company Superfund Site in Winslow

EPA to hold public meeting on September 11 NEW YORK (August 27, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net) – Because levels of contamination in groundwater are falling naturally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend part of its previous plan to clean up an area of the Lightman Drum Company Superfund site in Winslow Township, New Jersey. The amendment revises the plan to require continued monitoring of natural decreases of contaminants in former areas of highly-contaminated groundwater, or hot spots, and no longer requires groundwater to be extracted and treated. “This revised cleanup plan represents significant environmental progress for the people of New Jersey and the restoration of land and groundwater impacted by the contamination,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “EPA is moving forward with a scientifically and economically sound approach to clean up the Lightman Drum Company Superfund site while maintaining the protection of human health and the environment.” EPA’s... Read more →


Advisory on Marijuana’s Damaging Effects on the Developing Brain Released

Surgeon General Encourages Youth and Pregnant Women Not to Use Marijuana Today, Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams, issued an advisory emphasizing the importance of protecting youth and pregnant women from the health risks of marijuana use. Marijuana, or cannabis, is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a component of marijuana, binds to receptors in the brain, producing euphoria and a variety of potentially harmful effects, including intoxication and memory and motor impairments. Newer strains of marijuana have also shown to be increasingly more potent, leading to other risks like anxiety, agitation, paranoia and psychosis. “Marijuana is a dangerous drug, especially for young people and pregnant women,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “This historic Surgeon General’s advisory is focused on the risks marijuana poses for these populations, which have been well-established by scientific evidence. As indicated by President Trump’s generous donation of his... Read more →


The Point at Cape Henlopen is now Open

LEWES Delaware(Aug. 29, 2019) – The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park will reopen today, August 29, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced. The area to reopen includes a stretch of ocean beach and dunes that was previously closed on March 1 to benefit more than 30 species of shorebirds including up to 11 species of terns, six species of gulls, the brown pelican, and the double-crested cormorant as well as threatened and endangered species such as red knots, piping plovers, least terns, oystercatchers, and others. Piping plovers, least terns and oystercatchers nest on the upper portion of the beach between the high tide line and the toe of the dunes and on large flat areas known as “washover flats” created by storm waves. The flat areas with no or little vegetation are attractive to these species because they provide direct access to the bay where waves are smaller,... Read more →


Congressional Candidate Brian T. Fitzherbert Receives Another Atlantic County Endorsement

Egg Harbor Township–(Gloucestercitynews.net)- Brian T. Fitzherbert, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, announced the endorsement of Absecon Councilman and Mayoral Candidate Chris Seher. Seher voiced his support saying, “Brian has spent his entire career in defense, aviation and aerospace. In Congress, he will be a tremendous advocate for our unique economy. He will fight for support of The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, The National Aviation Research, Technology Park, and the 177th Fighter Wing. Brian’s experience, expertise, and background make him the perfect fit for the 2nd Congressional District. South Jersey needs someone in Washington D.C. who knows how to navigate the industries we are looking to grow in Atlantic County. That is why I am pleased to endorse my friend Brian Fitzherbert for Congress.” “I’m humbled to have Councilman Seher’s endorsement for Congress and I look forward to calling him... Read more →


Portal Bridge Key to Jump-Start Gateway, Improve NJ Transit Performance Say Sweeney & Weinberg

KEARNY–(August 28, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)-- Senate President Steve Sweeney and Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg today urged the federal government to provide funding for the Portal Bridge, noting that it is not only an integral part of the Gateway Tunnel project, but also critical to improve New Jersey Transit’s on-time service performance. “The Portal Bridge is the biggest single bottleneck on the Northeast Corridor and the single worst cause of delays on NJ Transit,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland. “Replacement of this 108-year-old swing bridge is long overdue and should be a top priority in the upcoming FY20 federal budget. This project is shovel-ready and there should be no further delay.” “The State of New Jersey has already pledged $600 million in Economic Development Authority bonding for the Portal Bridge reconstruction,” said Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen). “There is no more suitable use for bonding than for the construction of bridges and tunnels designed to last... Read more →


Six places you should definitely visit in Pennsylvania

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(8/29/19)Pennsylvania is one of the most beautiful states of the U.S. This state is well-known for its amazing cities and tourist attractions places. There are many beaches, amusement parks, and other picnic places where you will love to visit. If you are looking for the best place to spend your holidays individually or with your family, then Pennsylvania is the best place for you. Are you new here and don’t have anyone to guide you about the best places. Then don’t be disappointed because we are here to make your trip full of excitement. Many people search and ask for the best place that should be visited in Pennsylvania. If you are also one of them, then your search comes to the end because we are going to tell you the top six places of Pennsylvania that will surely make your trip the best trip. One of the best things... Read more →


Stanley J. Dembowski, of Bellmawr; Korean War Army Veteran

BELLMAWR NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Stanley J. Dembowski, on August 26, 2019, a resident of Bellmawr for 65 years, formerly of Everett Street in Camden. Age 90. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Myermic). Devoted father of Patricia DeShields (Michael), Bonnie Orr (Michael), Joseph (Sherri), Barry, and the late Alan. Loving grandfather of Michael, JuDonn, Matthew, Nicholas, Andrew, Katharyn, Melissa, and Julia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Stanley proudly served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a PME Technician for the Department of Defense from 1967 – 1968. He also worked as a repair technician for RCA, taught automotive mechanics at Camden County Vocational Schools, and had a passion for repairing electronics, appliances and cars. Stanley was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Camden City. There will be a viewing from 6pm to 8pm Sunday eve and from 10am to 11am Monday morning at... Read more →


Cornell University: Chance, not ideology, drives political polarization

Newswise — ITHACA, N.Y. – Ever-widening divisions between Democrats and Republicans are believed to reflect deeply rooted ideological differences, but a new study points to a radically different interpretation: it may be mostly a matter of luck. It’s a phenomenon that Michael Macy, Cornell University professor and director of the Social Dynamics Laboratory, calls an “opinion cascade” – in which partisans pile onto whatever emerging position they identify with their party. Macy is author of “Opinion Cascades and the Unpredictability of Partisan Polarization,” published Aug. 28 in Science Advances. Social scientists have long wondered how political partisanship develops, and even more confusing is the tendency of U.S. political parties to radically shift platforms. Macy asks: “Why have the major political parties shifted positions on issues like free trade, balanced budgets, legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage and trust in science? And how is it that voters on both sides often have... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Divide and Conquer

Giffords (Formerly LCAV) Looks to Split Gun Owners to Enact Controls SUPPORT NRA-ILA Divide et impera; divide and rule; divide and conquer. For millennia political actors have understood that one of the most effective means of defeating your enemy is to divide them and set the component parts against each other. For what seems nearly as long, gun control supporters have sought to separate gun owners from their rights by using this strategy. The civilian disarmament industry’s latest attempt to split gun owners comes courtesy of Giffords. In recent weeks, the group has been promoting its newly-concocted and misleadingly-named state “Gun Owners for Safety” groups. For those unfamiliar with the gun control movement’s perpetual rebranding schemes, Giffords is a combination of the gun control groups Americans for Responsible Solutions and the San Francisco-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which was previously named the Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV). According... Read more →


The Top 5 Online Learning Courses Must Be Followed By Harlem Students

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 29, 2019)How many times have we tended to see this expression proving right in our life: "In the tip, we tend to regret the probabilities we tend to did not take solely." As we tend to get older, we tend to perpetually compromise on our dreams and aspirations as a result of we've got responsibilities to meet. Don't we tend to feel dangerous for not taking over the music lessons that we tend to continuously needed to as a result of we tend to had to organize for the engineering entrance exam? If you are trying to choose the best course for being a Harlem student, then here you will get the best answer to your question. Decide the best one and move towards success. Online courses are just like a stairs to move towards success and can easily reach your destination without and hassle. By continuing with your... Read more →