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August 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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,... Read more →

*FAC Seeks Nominations for 2019Free Speech & Open Government Award 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The First Amendment Coalition is soliciting nominees for the FAC Free Speech & Open Government Award, given each year for performance of exemplary work in the arena of open government. Qualifications for the award are outstanding accomplishment, service or other contributions to “the people’s right to know” about government. The winner, or winners, could be a journalist, blogger, lawyer, news... 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... Read more →


Requirements: Must be a citizen and resident of Brooklawn 1 year immediately preceding appointment Should have no interest directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the Board All interested parties should send a letter of interest (deadline September 11, 2019) to: Mr. Samuel Dunkiin, Board Secretary Alice Costello School 301 Haakon Rd. Brooklawn, NJ 08030 published gloucestercitynews.net... Read more →

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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →