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September 14, 2019

Freeholder Say EDA Report Wrong, Up To 174 Camden Residents Have Found Jobs

Gloucestercitynews.net—Camden City NJ – Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. (Photo)is refuting a story which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sept. 12, citing a leaked memo from the New JerseyEconomic Development Agency (EDA) which inaccurately portrays the job gains made by Camden residents in response to the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013. The selective data set referenced in the memo omits key labor groups from its count, including unions and certain trades, artificially lowering the total number of jobs gained by Camden residents on Grow NJ... Read more →

Merle Nocella, of Mt. Ephraim; Retired Postal Clerk; Collingswood HS Alumnus

Gloucestercitynews.net--Mt. Ephraim - Merle Nocella, forever in our hearts, passed peacefully at age 78 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 surrounded by her children, grandchildren and longtime companion, Ed Schulnick of Voorhees. Predeceased by her loving husband Robert R. Nocella; parents Isaac and Madeline Wheeldon (nee Tartaglia); siblings Madeline Kaschner (Daniel), Lillie Dipaolo (Aurelio), Herbert Wheeldon, Jane Anderson (William), Barbara Myers (Thomas), and Laura Flacco (Joseph). Beloved mother of Susan Carney (Michael McPherson), Sharen Nocella, Karen Nocella and Stephen Nocella (Donna Parr). Devoted grandmother to Susan... Read more →

Congressman Van Drew Announces AFG Totaling $194,290 for 3 Fire Dept.'s

Gloucestercitynews.net--(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Van Drew announces the award of the competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) totaling $194,290 to fire stations in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District. The award will be split between three fire departments throughout the district in South Jersey. “The AFG program continues to help our first responders in South Jersey to get the protective equipment and training they need. Our first responders perform invaluable work for their community each day,” said Congressman Jeff Van Drew. “I thank the first... Read more →

‘Transform South Jersey’ Grant Opportunities Announced

The nonprofit Community Foundation of South Jersey and the Orton Family Foundation are hosting a series of workshops next week for communities in eight southern counties that have fewer than 50,000 residents and are interested in applying for a $100,000 Transform New Jersey grant. Civic leaders, individuals, and representatives of local government, community and economic development entities, and other nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are required to attend an in-person community workshop in order to apply for the grant. The workshops will be held on various... Read more →

Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney Speaks at Rowan College Groundbreaking

Gloucestercitynews.net--Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony for two new centers for Rowan College of South Jersey. The new Economic Department Center and Rowan Medical Center will be the first major building projects since the Rowan College at Gloucester County and Cumberland County College merged to create RCSJ. “I always enjoy visiting RCSJ,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “I get to watch this great institution grow, adapt and thrive while providing educational opportunities for young men and women, not only from South... Read more →

Obituary: Thomas R. Kelly of Audubon; Vietnam War Veteran

On August 28, 2019, of Audubon, NJ, age 75. He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Robinson). He is survived by his children Thomas and Marie Kelly and nieces Lorraine Mitchell Duffey, Joan Quinn and many other dear nieces and nephews. Mr. Kelly was a United States Air Force Veteran and served during the Vietnam War. Tom was a Sentry Dog handler and his police dog was killed in 1966 in Vietnam. He entered and study for 3 year at Franciscan Seminary... Read more →

National Park Resident Arrested on Distribution of Child Porn Charge

Gloucestercitynews.net--NATIONAL PARK, NJ--James M. Blundell Jr. (DOB 02/03/68) of National Park, NJ, was arrested and charged on September 10, 2019 with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced. On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 members of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The tip stated that during the month of February 2019, an unknown subject uploaded... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what Sen. Kamala Harris said about abortion at Thursday night's Democrat debate: Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Following last night’s Democratic debate, Sen. Kamala Harris criticized ABC panelists for not asking about abortion. The debate, she said, “was three hours long and not one question about abortion or reproductive rights.” Maybe that’s because no one on the stage was pro-life. Indeed, what separates one Democratic presidential candidate from the other on abortion is miniscule. But if there... Read more →

Fall Weekend In The City

Beginning with a football game in Clayton the young athletes of Gloucester City rounded out the weekend on grass fields throughout the city. Highlights of Saturday events, GHS Football, Gloucester Mustangs, Brawler Baseball and Softball. More pictures on Facebook Bruce Darrow Photo's Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Read more →

Mantua Resident Charged with Child Exploitation

Gloucestercitynews.net--MANTUA TOWNSHIP, NJ--Douglas Baldino (DOB 08/18/1978) of Mantua Township, NJ, was arrested and charged on September 13, 2019 with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced. On Friday, September 6, 2019, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit received a Cyber Tipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The investigation identified Baldino, who resided on Woodbrook Drive, Mantua Township, New Jersey, as a... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Separation Anxiety

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Gloucestercitynews.net--Separation Anxiety is a condition shared by many dogs. In some cases it’s so bad that the dog is returned to the shelter or given away by frustrated owners. When the owner is present, signs of SA (Separation Anxiety) include exhibiting attention-seeking behaviors (pawing, jumping on owners, and barking) and destruction and barking when the owner is not at home. To desensitize Fido when you are not present, try crating or separating him a few minutes at a time, then praising him... Read more →

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IN HONOR OF POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, AND FIRST RESPONDERS A Blue Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in honor of law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and first responders. Reverend G. Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:30 a.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 All are welcome to attend the Mass and pray for those who serve... Read more →

Reps. Zeldin, Perry Request Findings of Investigation into Muslim American Society’s Philadelphia Chapter

Gloucestercitynews.net--WASHINGTON (September 12, 2019)-- Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and Congressman Scott Perry (R, PA-10) requested the findings of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations’ investigation into the Muslim American Society (MAS) following footage of children singing radical Islamic group anthems at the MAS Islamic Center in Philadelphia. Reps. Zeldin and Perry’s request is to help determine if the organization warrants further scrutiny from the Department of Justice (DOJ). A PDF of the... Read more →

Harrisburg Hearing on Sunday Hunting Devolves into Accusations of Bullying

A Pennsylvania hunter looks out over a wooded area. woodsnorthphoto | Shutterstock.com By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square Gloucestercitynews.net--HARRISBURG, PA--Members of the Pennsylvania House Game and Fisheries Committee shot back at suggestions they were being bullied into stalling a bill that would make hunting legal on Sunday. Senate Bill 147 would allow hunting on three Sundays of the year – one during deer rifle season, one during deer archery season and another that would be decided by the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission. Pennsylvania is one... Read more →

New Voices Workshop -- Temple Theaters & Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Oct 17, 2019 Learn More at Temple Events Calendar Get Tickets Gloucestercitynews.net--PHILADELPHIA --Come experience the playwrights of tomorrow! For over 30 years Temple Theaters has hosted an annual collaboration with Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PYP) featuring prize-winning new works by area high school and middle schoolers performed by Temple acting students. (Matinee performances at 2 pm on Saturdays) To make a reservation for free tix contact PYP at 215.655.9226 or phillyyoungplaywrights.org. Read more →


I’M A CANCER SURVIVOR WITH A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION Gloucestercitynews.net--CHERRY HILL - NJ CD-1 GOP candidate Josh Duvall released the following statement: “The Democratic party was on full display once again last night, this time ratcheting up the rhetoric on their extreme far-left policy proposals. Government takeover of health care was a thread that weaved its way through the entire debate, being revisited time and time again.” “For a party obsessed with talking points like ‘my body, my choice’ and ‘health care decisions should be made... Read more →

Explore Top Things to Do In DELCO

This fall, combine small-town charm with big-time excitement in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — from Philly to the Brandywine! An autumn adventure in Delaware County — also known as Delco — includes meandering through Linvilla Orchards' corn mazes, getting scared at the creepy Bates Motel, carving pumpkins in Chadds Ford, exploring the county's art scene during Delco Arts Week and more. Plan an awesome fall adventure around the top 10 things to do in Delaware County this September. EXPLORE TOP THINGS TO DO IN DELCO THIS... Read more →

Gloucester Township Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charge

Gloucester City News blog files Gloucestercitynews.net--Gloucester Township, NJ--Francis Tranchitella III (DOB 06/13/1979) of Gloucester Township, NJ, was arrested on September 5, 2019, and charged with one count of attempting to send obscene material to a child under the age of 18 (3rd degree), Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced. On Thursday, August 22, 2019, a detective from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO) High-Tech Crimes Unit had online communications with Tranchitella utilizing a dating application. It is alleged Tranchitella believed that he was communicating with... Read more →

Just Released: Opioid Education Video for Student Athletes Featuring Advice from Professional Sports Icons

“Athletes vs Opioids” Required Viewing for Student Athletes, Parents Under NJSIAA Rule Gloucestercitynews.net--TRENTON (Sept. 13, 2019) – In a video released to New Jersey high school students today, a U.S. women’s national soccer team legend and a starting wide receiver for the New York Jets team up to deliver a powerful warning about the risks associated with sports injuries and opioid use. The 6-minute video, entitled “Athletes vs Opioids,” is a collaborative effort between The Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and... Read more →