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August 2019

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... Read more →


Maryland MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 years in federal prison

BALTIMORE (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(August 29, 2019)-— An MS-13 gang member from Maryland was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for participating in the racketeering enterprise known as La Mara MS-13 Gang Members Salvatrucha, or MS-13, including a murder. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Daniel Flores-Ventura, aka “Necio,” 26, of Aspen Hill, Maryland, to 360 months in prison and five years of supervised release. This sentence was announced by the following agency heads: U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, District of Maryland; Special Agent in Charge John Eisert, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boon, FBI Baltimore Field Office; Chief Barry M. Barnard of Prince William County, Virginia Police; and Chief... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →


Public Forum in Philadelphia on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, Social Equity

StateImpact Pennsylvania Presentation Emma Lee / WHYY Philadelphia students cut class to participate in a rally at Thomas Paine Plaza on May 3, 2019 to protest inaction on climate change issues. PHILADELPHIA PA--The effects of climate change pose risks to Pennsylvanians that include frequent extreme weather events and threats to human health through air pollution, diminished water quality, and heat stress. Those effects could be felt more deeply by vulnerable communities. At 6 p.m Sept. 12 at The Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center in Philadelphia, StateImpact Pennsylvania will present a distinguished panel to discuss the intersection of environmental justice, social equity and climate change, and explore the potential damage to infrastructure, agriculture and the environment to the public and to those vulnerable communities in... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Stadium Casino Cashes Out On Ramp-Way Plans

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 29, 2019)--When Stadium Casino went about the process of applying for a second casino license to operate a premises in Philadelphia, it promised to do some much-needed construction work in the arena to sweeten the deal. The venue is located within an area of significant traffic congestion, and so in return for the license, the company pledged to build a new rampway to Schuylkill Expressway. In the years that have passed since, the rampway hasn't been built - and the casino got cold feet about the business deal that brought it to the table in the first place. Philadelphia, Pa (image Freepik) The transport issues in the area will be familiar to any driver who has the misfortune to rely on the... Read more →


US SanDiego STUDY: Tramadol Associated with Greater Risk of Hypoglycemia

Tramadol, an opioid, is widely used to treat moderate or severe pain, but patients may be at risk of low blood sugar levels Newswise — Since its approval in 1995, the opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) has become a widely prescribed remedy for osteoarthritis and other painful indications, in part because it presents a lesser risk for some side effects and has a lower abuse potential when compared to other opioids. It is currently ranked among the top five prescribed opioids and top 60 prescribed medications in the country. But as tramadol has grown in popularity so too have documented cases of adverse effects among its users. In a new paper, publishing August 28, 2019 in Scientific Reports, researchers at Skaggs School of... Read more →


How To Stay Safe On The Road

Gloucestercitynews.net (August 29, 2019)--It’s likely you drive a lot whether it’s to and from work or when you’re out running errands around town. Maybe you even like to take road trips with your family every once in a while. Regardless of where you’re driving to, or how far the distance, it’s important to stay safe on the road. Put the following tips into practice so you can avoid any unwanted situations and make sure each time you’re driving you have a successful and pleasant journey. The most important precautions you can take is to always wear your seatbelt, to ensure that you’re well rested each time you get in your vehicle to drive, and to always stick to the speed limit. Know what to do... Read more →


Singh for Senate For the People

As Leader McConnell has said, the Biden Rule precludes an appointment to the Supreme Court in an election year only when the Presidency and the Senate are controlled by opposing parties.” - Hirsh Singh Yesterday Hirsh announced his full support for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interpretation of the Biden Rule in the event there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Since the people entrusted the Senate to the GOP in 2018, Hirsh sees no reason why the President should not appoint and the Senate should not confirm a justice (or justices) to the Supreme Court if the opportunity arises. STAND WITH US >> The Biden Rule is clear, and it’s important that conservatives recommit themselves to it! Whomever is nominated will need the... Read more →


Guest Opinion: NY State Intrudes Into Catholic Schools

August 28, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on proposed regulations that threaten Catholic schools: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is considering a proposal that would greatly increase state oversight over private and religious schools—threatening the academic autonomy and religious freedom of Catholic schools. The proposed regulations would delegate direct oversight of private and religious schools to the superintendents and school boards of the public school districts in which they are located. So, for example, on Long Island, the Mineola school district would be given authority to oversee Chaminade High School, and the Uniondale school district would oversee Kellenberg Memorial High School. District officials would be required to visit the Catholic schools periodically to make determinations regarding such things as curricula, testing... Read more →


5 Ways to Enjoy Your Disposable Income

Gloucestercitynews.net (August 29, 2019)--Working hard all week can be exhausting, especially if you’re not too enthusiastic about your job role. Spending five whole days staring at the same office space can lead to endless hours of daydreaming about the weekend. When payday finally arrives and you’ve covered your financial obligations and savings, it’s time to think about the ways you can enjoy the disposable income you have left, incomeholic.com states. Go on a Date Night There’s nothing better than spoiling the one you love by treating them to a date night with your hard-earned income. It’s important to schedule in quality time together and it’s a great way to relax and unwind. Call in the babysitters and put on your best dinner date clothes, pick... Read more →


By the numbers: $384,447 in annual income gets you into Pennsylvania’s top 1% club

The Center SquareAug 26, 2019 Bring in at least $384,447 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Pennsylvania, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state. The $384,447 threshold was the 15th highest among the 50 states, according to the analysis. The average income of the top 1 percent in the state is $1,043,478, and the median income among the state’s residents is $27,252, 24/7 Wall St. reported. The share of residents in Pennsylvania with bachelor’s degrees is 18.3 percent. 24/7 Wall St. examined data published by the Internal Revenue Service to calculate the minimum income level to be in the top 1 percent of earners in each state. States with prominent... Read more →


Neighborhood Drug House Dismantled in Hilltop; Two Suspects Arrested

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Today, August 27, 2019, at approximately 1230pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) executed a Narcotics Search Warrant on the 100 block of Batten Avenue located in the Hilltop Section of Gloucester Township as a result of a lengthy investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Recovered during the execution of the search warrant were distribution level quantities of Heroin and Cocaine and drug equipment consistent with the packaging and distribution of controlled dangerous substance. A loaded handgun containing hollow point ammunition was also recovered during the incident. These restorative Community Policing efforts encouraged residents to take back their community, and assist the Gloucester Township Police Department with keeping our community safe. These continued Gloucester... Read more →


Amendment to Prevent Voter Fraud Blocked by Senator Andrzejczak

Cape May Court House – State Senate Candidate Mike Testa, Jr. (LD-1) issued the following statement after Interim Senator Bob Andrzejczak voted to table an amendment which would increase penalties for voter fraud in New Jersey’s elections: “Once again, Democrat Bob Andrzejczak put the agenda of his liberal party bosses ahead of what is best for his constituents and all citizens of the State of New Jersey by voting to block an amendment that would have increased penalties for those who commit voter fraud,” Testa said. “South Jersey can no longer afford a State Senator who pretends to be a Republican at home, but votes 93 percent with Governor Murphy and liberal Trenton Democrats. Testa said that while Democrats put their heads in the sand,... Read more →


Tynaizha Brown Arrested After Grand Jury Returns an Indictment in Murder of Her 22-Month Son

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 28, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Camden County Police Department and Bellmawr Police Department reported that 24-year-old Tynaizha Brown, of the 2500 block of South 8th Street in Camden, has been arrested after a Camden County Grand Jury indicted her for murder in connection with the death of her 22-month-old son, J.B. There were two additional counts in the indictment pertaining to J.B.: second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. There are additional counts in the indictment in which Ms. Brown’s other minor children are named as victims. With regard to her son, X.W., age 5, Ms. Brown was indicted for second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. She faces those same two... Read more →


Milano Di Rouge Celebrates Anniversary of Flagship Store with Back to School Drive 

Features Limited Edition "For the Love of the City" t-shirts at Made In America Philadelphia, PA (August 2019) - On August 29, 2019, the emerging luxury Philadelphia fashion brand, Milano Di Rouge will celebrate the flagship store 3rd anniversary located at 1509 Spring Garden Street. The anniversary will also kick off their 3rd annual Back to School Drive and Block Party featuring 500 Milano backpacks, an in-store summer sale, entertainment, food, and music. Milano Di Rouge is also honored to partner with Tidal, who will be onsite giving away tickets to the Made In America Festival while supplies last. This annual event has become more than just a celebration of the brand but is also a moment for the Milano Di Rouge team to give... Read more →


PRESS TURNED AWAY FROM NEWARK LEAD MEETING

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s administration turned away TV cameras and reporters from a lead water-related meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, despite announcing the meeting in a press release the day before. The meeting was supposed to be an opportunity for Newark residents to sign up as volunteers to help inform people about replacing tainted lead service lines using the $120 million loan the city recently received from Essex County. When reporters arrived Tuesday evening to cover the meeting and talk to residents, however, Baraka's staff told them to leave and that only Newark residents were allowed inside City Hall. (TAPinto Newark) Read more about Newark's ongoing water crisis: Residents trust of officials 'shaken' amid lead water crisis (TAPinto Newark) $120M will replace Newark residents’... Read more →


Rutgers University–Camden named “Best Bang for the Buck” University by Magazine 

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY NJ(Gloucestercitynews.net) – Rutgers University–Camden once again has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as a great value, while also earning high overall rankings among research universities across the nation. Among schools in the Northeast, Rutgers–Camden is named 24th in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category, which recognizes those institutions that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. In Washington Monthly’s overall 2019 ranking for national universities, which emphasizes such factors as social mobility, research, and promoting public service, Rutgers–Camden is ranked 57. This is the first year that Rutgers University–Camden appears in this category due to its recent elevation to R2 research university classification by Carnegie. “Rutgers–Camden is committed to access and affordability,” says Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor... Read more →


Moriarty Introduces Bill to Ban Binary Triggers

Modification Turns Firearms into Assault Weapons Device Said to Have Taken the Place of Bump Stocks; Used to Increase Gun Firing Speed (TRENTON) – A 30-round magazine can be emptied in 30 seconds with the use of a trigger adaptation called a binary trigger. Manufactured by gun makers to circumvent the national ban on bump stocks, the binary trigger allows a firearm to shoot one bullet when the trigger is pulled and one when the trigger is released. “A binary trigger turns a firearm into an assault rifle in minutes; and magnifies the impact a shooter can have with this weapon by seconds,” said Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Camden, Gloucester). “We’ve seen what a shooter with a bump stock, a similar type of adaptation that increases... Read more →


Building Visibility as a Law Firm: A Guide 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 28, 2019)--The best business strategy is to create an impressive product or service that individuals will embrace. But when you own a law firm, it is not good enough to simply win cases. There is an increasing amount of competition in the sector, and as such, it is imperative that you build a strong brand and genuine connections to ensure that you will progress above the competition. There are a variety of ways that you can build brand visibility for your law firm online and offline. It is important that you maintain your momentum in brand-building through marketing techniques - and you must maintain brand consistency on digital platforms and in the real world. Marketing As with any business, a law firm relies on... Read more →


House of Representative Members Cited in Quid Pro Quo Offer to Las Vegas Excutive

By John Haughey | The Center Square Aug 28, 2019 U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, is among 14 House Democrats and one Republican named in an ethics complaint filed Thursday with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) alleging they proposed a “quid pro quo arrangement” with a Las Vegas casino executive. CNBNewsnet files According to the complaint filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust [FACT], the 15 Congressional representatives signed a letter to Red Rock Resorts Chairman/CEO Frank Fertitta III urging him to allow employees to “form a union and collectively bargain.” The May 16 letter, included in the complaint, references “an unrelated, pending bill” that would change a provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) governing building improvements that... Read more →


Delbert and the Local Chamber of Commerce

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 28, 2019)--Delbert McLain dropped in at the Mule Barn yesterday for a quick cup. He was wearing his usual suit and tie, despite the heat. Usually Delbert does his coffee drinking and socializing out at the country club where the business guys go. We’ve been there, and the chairs don’t fit as well. For the past 10 years now, Delbert has run the local Chamber of Commerce. The capital letters are on purpose, because that’s how important it is to Delbert. We all have to admit he was a good choice. His job is to promote our town and the surrounding area, which he does by prowling through the town - his ample belly flying under a full spinnaker... Read more →


Missing Pemberton Man Found Buried in Pine Barrens

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(8-28-19)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Charles McGee Jantas announced that the body of a Pemberton Township man who went missing last week has been found buried in the Pine Barrens, and an acquaintance has been charged with fatally shooting the victim and then digging the grave in an effort to conceal the crime. Charles McGee, 55, of Daisy Lane in Pemberton Township, was charged with one count of Murder (First Degree), one count of Desecration of Human Remains (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Possession of a Firearm Without a Permit to Carry (Second Degree). McGee was taken into custody yesterday by the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New... Read more →


Medical Mission Sisters and Associates Celebrate 80th Anniversary

PHILADELPHIA PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Medical Mission Sisters and Associates are celebrating 80 years of living in Philadelphia! They are hosting several free events in September at 8400 Pine Road in the Fox Chase community, starting with an opening reception on September 7. Several of our Sisters will tell stories and answer questions about their years in mission. The reception will feature an exhibit on MMS history and a display of art created by our Sisters, as well as artwork and music for sale. They will have two screenings of archival footage at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read more →


Community News: Be A Gloucester Township PD Volunteer

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Being a Volunteer can be extremely rewarding, educational and exciting and provides an opportunity for you to give back to your community in a meaningful way. Volunteers have the opportunity to improve the quality of their local law enforcement service through their work, attitude and ideas for improving public safety programs. Each applicant must meet all of the same qualifications to participate as a volunteer with the Gloucester Township Police Department regardless of their assignment. To learn more on how to become a Volunteer for the Gloucester Township Police Department contact Community Relations Bureau at CommunityRelations@gtpolice.com or contact Police Services at 856-228-4011. Read more →


Phila. Bar Association Named to Legal Intelligencer's 'Hall of Fame'/'Best of 2019'

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee and Named Best of 2019 Continuing Legal Education Provider, Best of 2019 Online CLE Program PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– Philadelphia Bar Association CLE was named to The Legal Intelligencer’s Hall of Fame and Best of 2019 list for Continuing Legal Education Provider and Online CLE Program. The Philadelphia Bar Association CLE program, a statewide Continuing Legal Education provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, as well as an accredited Pennsylvania Continuing Judicial Education provider, was started in 2016. It is led by Tara D. Phoenix, director of continuing legal education. “Congratulations to Philadelphia Bar Association CLE for this well-earned recognition! Our CLE program's top-ranking across the region is due to hard work, dedication and a commitment to quality,” said Executive Director... Read more →


3 Ways To Revamp Your Law Firm This Fall

Gloucestercitynews.net (August 28, 2019)--If your law firm has stalled and made no progress in recent times, then you need to seek to revamp it sooner rather than later. By not taking such action, due to the level of competition now found in the legal field, you’ll quickly find your business falling behind the pace in its market. Here are three things you must do when you resolve to revamp your law firm: Optimize your online presence No matter how skilled or established you may be, if you don’t work on your online presence, you will find it hard to draw any custom in today’s digitally-led world. By taking on this all-important task, you will stand a much better chance of setting yourself apart from your... Read more →


Kutztown University Ranked Among Best Colleges for Student Voting

KUTZTOWN, PA (08/27/2019) Kutztown University was recently named to Washington Monthly's 2019 America's Best Colleges for Student Voting. KU was among 80 schools to be recognized from a pool of nearly 1,500 colleges and universities. This is KU's second-straight year of inclusion in the annual rankings. Official Release A part of Washington Monthly's College Guide and Rankings - which rates colleges and universities on their contributions to social mobility, research and public service - this is a first-of-its-kind list of the schools doing the most to turn students into citizens. KU's inclusion on the list demonstrates the commitment Kutztown has made to promote civic engagement among the student body, encouraging students to vote and actively participate in community decisions. Kutztown was 1-of-3 institutions named from... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Announce Dispatch Center Upgrade

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 28,2019(Gloucestercitynews.net)-The Gloucester Township Police Department has always strived to be at the forefront in our policing practices that focus on effectively fighting crime, partnering with the community, and utilizing the most modern and efficient technology. We believe a dedicated focus in advancing in these critical areas is necessary to be effective in our mission to protect the community. We pride ourselves on being a department that employs a community policing model. The visibility of our officers in the community and our partnerships with our residents is an essential ingredient of our mission. Unlike the visible officer or patrol car in the community, Telecommunicators are performing their essential duties generally out of the public’s vision. However, I cannot state clearly enough that... Read more →


Ways to Prepare Your Kid for Exams in the Fall

Gloucestercitynews.net (August 28, 2019)--As the Fall comes around, so does the prospect of exams. For many kids, this may be the start of exams for high school or middle school, or it may be extra-curricular exams, such as those for musical instruments. The stress associated with exams creates a lot of pressure on kids, and so it is essential to prepare them as best as you can. A combination of fun activities and practice will make them much more optimistic about the idea of sitting an exam in the upcoming months. Practice, practice, practice Children fear exams partly because of the unknown. It’s the fear of not knowing which questions will feature and whether they will be able to complete them. By encouraging them to... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Marching Toward Gun Confiscation

Prohibition Advocates Released Unhinged Gun Control Plan SUPPORT NRA-ILA This week, March for Our Lives – the gun control group that arose in the wake of the criminal mass attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. – released a lengthy plan outlining its vision for firearm regulation in America. Reduced to its essence, the plan is to discourage gun ownership through numerous layers of red tape, fees and government mandates. Perhaps to their credit, March for Our Lives are more forthcoming in their proposals than disingenuous anti-gun groups who falsely profess commitment to the Second Amendment (see, for example, this week’s article on “Gun Owners for Safety”). No one can come away from reading the entire March for Our lives ”plan” with... Read more →


NJ Lottery Kicks Off Annual Campaign to Prevent Underage Lottery Play

“Not 18 Yet? No Bet” Awareness Campaign Underway TRENTON (Aug. 27, 2019) – The New Jersey Lottery and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) kicked off Lottery’s annual “Not 18 Yet? No Bet” awareness campaign. This campaign reminds residents and retailers that New Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets by or to anyone under the age of 18. James A. Carey, Jr., Acting Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery and Neva Pryor, Executive Director, CCGNJ, renewed their organizations’ commitment to responsible play and the prevention of underage gambling at the campaign’s kickoff event at the Acme Market on Route 33 in Hamilton Square, a Lottery retailer. “We have an active partnership with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey and... Read more →


EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan for 40 Contaminated Properties in Vineland

NEW YORK (August 27, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a cleanup plan to address about 40 non-residential contaminated properties that remain impacted by the Former Kil-Tone Company Superfund Site in Vineland, New Jersey. Previous operations at the former Kil-Tone Company pesticides facility contaminated the soil with arsenic and lead. "EPA’s cleanup plan to address these non-residential properties in Vineland builds on previous work by our state partners and reflects our coordinated effort to protect people’s health,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “This cleanup work reflects EPA’s dedicated commitment to utilizing the Superfund program to protect human health and the environment. We want to ensure that these sites are cleaned up as quickly and safely as possible.” The initial comment... Read more →


MVC CHIEF: NJ School Bus Laws “Toughest in the Nation”

Gloucester City News blog files (HIGHTSTOWN) – With classes for the 2019-2020 school year nearly back in session, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chair and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today reviewed new safety regulations and observed inspections during MVC’s August school bus inspection tour. Addressing attendees in Hightstown, Chief Fulton called New Jersey’s safety requirements for school buses and drivers “the toughest in the nation” and noted that “over the past two years, Governor Murphy signed eight bills designed to make our school buses and their drivers even safer, including ensuring installation of three-point-belts, performing additional medical exams for older drivers, and conducting more safety education.” “While this is your opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes, this exercise is not just for... Read more →


Runnemede's Desiree Wildermuth Headed to Northhampton Community College

BETHLEHEM, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(08/27/2019)-- Northampton Community College (NCC) is excited to welcome Desiree Wildermuth of Runnemede, NJ, as one of the new or returning students who will arrive the week of August 26 for the start of the Fall 2019 semester. Desiree will be among more than 9,400 students studying over 100 majors and programs at NCC locations in Bethlehem Township, Monroe County, Southside Bethlehem and Easton. Congratulations, Desiree, on making the commitment to reach your educational goals! About Northampton Community College With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive... Read more →


Congressman Boyle Helps Celebrate $1.2 Million in Homeownership Grants

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., (Gloucestercitynews.net)Aug. 27, 2019 – Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-02) and Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney were the special guest speakers at a community celebration held today in Philadelphia. The event was organized by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank Pittsburgh) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBank New York) to highlight the importance of affordable housing in driving community revitalization. The celebration included Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant presentations totaling more than $1.2 million, comments from homeowners, refreshments and treats for those in attendance, and face painting and crafts for kids. Since 1990, when AHP was authorized by Congress, the FHLBanks have awarded approximately $6.2 billion in funding, supporting approximately 911,000 housing units. FHLBank Pittsburgh and its member financial institution... Read more →


SENATE VOTES TO MAKE QUICK FIX TO VOTE-BY-MAIL BILL

Yesterday, the state Senate approved a bill that could make the remote voting process run a bit smoother — but Republican opponents "said the bill is ripe for corruption," David Cruz writes. The bill covers people who voted by mail between 2016 to 2018. If passed, it would require county clerks to send these voters mail-in ballots for future elections. There's no extra cost at the county level: the state is picking up the tab, which will be $2 million. (NJTV News) TOXIC ALGAL BLOOM NO LONGER THREATENS RESERVOIR On August 7, the state released a safety advisory about the Manasquan Reservoir, urging people to avoid the water. The culprit is blue-green algae, cyanobacteria, which causes health problems in people and pets. On Saturday, the... Read more →


Laser Striker Sentenced

Laser pointers can light your path or entertain your cat, but pointing a laser at an aircraft is dangerous and illegal. And a Florida man who pointed a laser at a police helicopter is now serving a prison sentence thanks to an investigation by the FBI and local law enforcement. During an armed standoff in a Pasco County, Florida, neighborhood on December 5, 2017, the sheriff’s office called for a helicopter to assist deputies. As the helicopter hovered overhead, Ryan Fluke, 28, repeatedly aimed a laser pointer at the helicopter, momentarily disorienting the pilot. The pilot recovered his vision, but had he not, the results could have been disastrous. While airborne, though, the pilot had been able to determine the house where the laser beam... Read more →


GTPD Investigating a Phone Scam Involving Arrest Warrant Claims

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Gloucester Township Police Department is investigating a phone scam where a caller claiming to be a police detective is advising residents that there is a warrant for their arrest and that they have to meet at a parking lot to pay the warrant. The Gloucester Township Police does not notify people of arrest warrants in this manner. If you have any information regarding this scam, please contact the Gloucester Township Police Community Policing Dispatch Center at 856-228-4500 or our Gloucester Township Police Anonymous Crime Tipline at 856-842-5560. You can also send an anonymous tip via text message by texting the keywords TIP GLOTWPPD and your message to 888777. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021... Read more →