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September 15, 2019

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES PRIEST FOUND UNSUITABLE FOR MINISTRY

Reverend Christopher D. Lucas has been found unsuitable for ministry based on a substantiated allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the early 1970s Gloucestercitynews.net--PHILADELPHIA, PA--(September 15, 2019)--In the fall of 2018, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia received an allegation that Reverend Christopher D. Lucas sexually abused a minor over 45 years ago. It was the first allegation of this kind lodged against Father Lucas. Father Lucas had neither been ordained nor had he yet entered a program of priestly formation when the abuse is... Read more →


Face of Defense: Second Chance at Life

Gloucestercitynews.net--Stuttgart, Germany--Army Maj. Dat Nguyen escaped communist-ruled Vietnam and pursued his American dream by working to ensure the nation's security. Army Maj. Dat Nguyen Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif. Unit: U.S. Africa Command Stationed: Stuttgart, Germany Job Title: Strategic Requirements & Capabilities Officer/Army Major What life lessons has your military experience taught you? Leading soldiers in combat is the ultimate test of leadership and the most fulfilling experience for a leader. Combat truly tests the mettle of the leader and the unit in all aspects of... Read more →


Obituary: Maria Mazzone of Deptford, formerly of Haddon Twp.

Gloucestercitynews.net--DEPTFORD, NJ--Maria Mazzone (nee Scarpato), on September 14, 2019, of Deptford; formerly of Haddon Twp. Age 60. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Mazzone. Devoted daughter of the late Ralph and Rita (nee Mongelli) Scarpato. Loving sister of Ralph Scarpato Jr., Nancy Scarpato, and the late John Scarpato. Dear aunt of Nicole, Lauren, Steven, and Brittany Scarpato. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am Saturday morning, September 21st, at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service... Read more →


Obituary: David Conover of Gloucester City

Gloucester City - David Conover, on August 10, 2019, of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 73. Loving and devoted husband to his wife Dolores (nee Flade). Loving father of April Serafine. Step-father of John and Larry DiVetro and father-in-law of Meena DiVetro. Grandfather of Gianna and Gabriel DiVetro. He also leaves behind his friends Emile and Mike, who were special to him. David was a Manager at Auto Shine in Mt. Ephraim. Services under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede. Interment Brigadier General William... Read more →


Kimmel Center Announces 5-Year Strategic Growth Expansion

Gloucestercitynews.net--(Philadelphia, PA) –– The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is thrilled to announce its 5-year Strategic Growth expansion, which will educate, engage, and inspire 100,000 students each year in the Philadelphia area by year 2023. FREE education programming on the Campus and within the community is 100% supported by contributions, enabling the Center to fulfill its vision to transform lives daily through the arts and move forward in its mission to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. NEW financial contributions towards... Read more →


NJ: Pediatrician Who Treated Immigrant Children Describes Pattern of Lapses in Medical Care in Shelters

How prepared is the Trump administration for an influx of unaccompanied minors at the border? A new complaint shows shelters in New Jersey were already failing to respond when kids got hurt or sick. by Michael Grabell May 3, 2019 Juan Bernabeu, special to ProPublica Gloucestercitynews.net--CAMDEN CITY, NJ--(May 3, 2019)--Inside a weathered green group home in southern New Jersey, Yosary grew weaker and weaker. She felt tired all the time, and when she got out of bed in the morning, she sometimes became so dizzy... Read more →


Delaware's Colt Williamson Catches Record Catfish in Nanticoke River

43-inch, 47.75-pound blue catfish caught Aug. 31 on the Nanticoke River by Colt Williamson of Harrington Gloucestercitynews.net--SEAFORD (Sept. 13, 2019) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 43-inch, 47.75-pound blue catfish caught Aug. 31 on the Nanticoke River by Colt Williamson of Harrington. Williamson caught the record catfish while fishing with his father, Rexx Williamson, battling the fish for 25 minutes. The record catch was initially weighed by Taylored Tackle Shop in... Read more →


Investors Bank Foundation Grant Helps Virtua Bring Fruits & Vegetables to Underserved Families

Investors Bank’s Christopher P. Warren, senior vice president, business lending, recently presented a grant check from the Investors Bank Foundation for $5,000 to Virtua for its Mobile Farmers Market. Pictured in the photo from left are: Virtua dietitian Jillian Ceasrine and SVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer Sarah Fawcett-Lee, CFRE; Warren; Virtua AVP of Community Health Engagement April Schetler, MS, RD, FAND; Cordell Boyd, Driver and Market Associate; Shannon Powers, Virtua Mobile Farmers Market Coordinator; and Deanna Santo, Virtua Manager, Healthy Food Access Initiatives. Gloucestercitynews.net--ROBBINSVILLE, N.J.... Read more →


RUTGERS RESEARCHER: Self-Employed Workers Face Job Threats

And Opportunities from Artificial Intelligence Gloucestercitynews.net--CAMDEN CITY–Many workers find both employment and satisfaction in the current “gig economy,” which offers flexibility individuals wishing to select jobs based on variables that fit their lives best, such as schedules. These workers, and the entire gig economy, are the most vulnerable to the threat posed by the rapid rate by which artificial intelligence (AI) is redefining many jobs performed by humans. In a study titled “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Self-Employment,” Chester Spell, a management professor at... Read more →


Historic Former Archbishop Prendergast Building Saved from Demolition

Gloucestercitynews.net--DREXEL HILL, PA--Delaware County Community College and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are proud to announce jointly that they have signed an agreement of sale, saving the historic former Archbishop Prendergast High School building at Garrett Road and Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill. The agreement is an important first step in the College’s plan to create a new, full-service, community-centered campus on a portion of the 30-acre site, currently home to Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School, the result of a 2012 merger and... Read more →


SC Submits Comments to Proposed Sewer Plant in Cumberland County

Gloucestercitynews.net--FORTESCUE, NJ--The NJ Sierra Club sent in comments to the DEP and the Cumberland County Planning Board opposing a proposed wastewater facility plant in Fortescue, Downe Township. The proposed new Fortescue WTP would discharge to Fortescue Creek, a tidal tributary to Delaware River Water Quality Zone 6 and would be sized specifically to receive the total projected wastewater flow of 0.146 million gallons per day (mgd) from existing development within the proposed new SSA, which represents buildout under current zoning and other restrictions on further... Read more →


Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall in Toms River

to Address Opioid Epidemic’s Effects on Community Gloucestercitynews.net--TOMS RIVER --—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), will be held in Toms River for local residents and experts on the opioid epidemic to discuss its impact on their community and seek possible solutions. The Toms River town hall is free to attend and open to all community members who are interesting in learning more about the opioid... Read more →


Camden County History Month to Feature More Than 50 History Events

Gloucestercitynews.net--Camden City NJ— The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join us for Camden County History Month from October 1 to October 31, 2019, when thirty participating historic sites and history organizations throughout Camden County will be open with special exhibits, reenactments, and guided tours for adults and children. The vast majority of the more than fifty events and activities during the month are free. Camden County History Month is hosted by the Camden County History Alliance, an association of 49 Camden County... Read more →


FBI NEWS: Fingerprint Technology Helps Solve Cold Case in Pennsylvania

An examiner checks fingerprints at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Gloucestercitynews.net--CAIRNBROOK, PA--After the abduction and sexual assault of a young girl in the small community of Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania, law enforcement searched tirelessly for the perpetrator as the community feared for children’s safety. But for nearly two decades, the offender eluded the FBI and the Pennsylvania State Police—until earlier this year. After the September 19, 1999 assault, the state police, with FBI assistance, chased down every lead. They pulled over... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 13(September 15, 2019) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →