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September 18, 2019

Deasia Ayres Fatally Shot Today in Willingboro; Shooting Ruled a Homicide

WILLINGBORO - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced today that a 26-year-old Willingboro woman was fatally shot while sitting inside a parked car on Baldwin Lane in the Buckingham Park section of the township. The investigation began after police were called to the first block of the street today at approximately 10:30 a.m. Officers discovered the body of Deasia Ayres inside the vehicle. No arrests have been made. An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County... Read more →


Obituary: John P. Lyons, 53, of Bellmawr

February 18, 1966 - September 12, 2019 John P. Lyons, on September 12, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 53. Devoted father of Alicia Lyons (Mike Hoffner). Dear grandfather of Michael, Layla, and Mariah. Loving son of the late Lloyd and Katherine Lyons. Loving brother of James Lyons (Patricia), Ralph Lyons (Betsy), Kay Weatherford (Glen), William Lyons, and late Robert Lyons, David Lyons, and Lloyd Lyons. Brother-in-law of Judith Lyons. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation on Thursday September 19, 2019... Read more →


ACTIVISTS PUSH FOR FUNDS TO UPGRADE VOTING MACHINES

Nineteen of the 21 counties in our state will use no-paper-trail voting machines in November's General Assembly elections. With just over a year before the day that will determine the next president, activists and academics say the need for fully-secure tech couldn't be more urgent. The Brennan Center for Justice estimates the cost to get this done nationwide in this report. (NJTV News) AG GREWAL TAKES ON TRUMP WITH STUDENT LOAN LAWSUIT The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants recently found that 80 percent... Read more →


Where is the Outcry Over Barclay's Alleged Assault of a Woman

You Said You Were Leaders; Now Lead HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino said it’s time for the same “South Jersey women leaders” who “denounced” former U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin “for staying silent as allegations of sexual assault” were made against then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh break their silence over disgraced former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay landing a new county job. “Assemblywomen Pam Lampitt and Pat Egan Jones and Freeholders Carmen Rodriguez and Susan Shin-Angulo were eager to complain about Justice... Read more →


Algae Problem Worsens in NJ- South Jersey Impacted

Gloucestercitynews.net--SOUTH JERSEY (9-18-19)--The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services announced that seven different bodies of water in the county had harmful algal blooms. These include Memorial Lake in Woodstown, East Lake and Avis Mill Pond in Pilesgrove, Daretown Lake in Daretown, Elmer Lake in Elmer, Salem River, and Slabtown Lake. According to the DEP, there are 28 algae blooms confirmed and 22 still ongoing. “Recent DEP testing show that New Jersey’s algae blooms are spreading south as we are approaching fall. Salem county... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Completes Targeted Enhancements to Further Improve Service Reliability

Gloucestercitynews.net--MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 18, 2019) – With hurricane season upon us, Atlantic City Electric has been hard at work upgrading and enhancing the local energy grid to better serve its customers. As part of this effort, Atlantic City Electric has completed work to upgrade a priority list of distribution lines that serve thousands of customers. Through data-driven analysis, the company’s engineers identified and prioritized lines within its service area that have experienced the most interruptions during the past two years. “We are always working... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Seizes Counterfeit Electronic Cigarette Pods

Gloucestercitynews.net--PHILADELPHIA – There have been many recent media reports concerning serious illness and death of users of electronic cigarettes, but that threat may be compounded by the proliferation of counterfeit products being imported to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is doing its part to protect consumers by identifying and seizing potential counterfeit e-Cigarettes imports before they can reach consumers. CBP officers seized 300 counterfeit VGOD brand e-cigarette pods. On Friday, Philadelphia CBP officers seized 295 Eonsmoke brand and 300 VGOD brand... Read more →


Police Departments Competition at East Hanover Funplex

Gloucestercitynews.net--EAST HANOVER, NJ--An action-packed competition between neighboring police departments will grant the winning team bragging rights, plus an opportunity to hold a (free-of-charge) fundraising event hosted by The Funplex. Along with a bowling and Go-Kart match between both teams (AND a large amount of friendly banter) — the event will include a cook-off, during which a panel of expert, celebrity judges will select the winning dish. The Funplex – which recently unveiled a $5 million, upgraded entertainment space – is the first location in the... Read more →


Dr. Sean McMillan Receives Distinction as Distinguished Arthroscopy Leader

The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) recently announced the first class of Distinguished Arthroscopy Leaders (D.A.L.), an elite group that includes Virtua’s Sean McMillan, DO, Dr. Sean McMillan F.A.O.F.O. Dr. McMillan is an orthopedic sport medicine specialist with extensive expertise and research in arthroscopic surgery. He is fellowship-trained in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee, and one of the few physicians in the country performing reverse total shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. McMillan gives lectures throughout the United States and teaches arthroscopic and... Read more →


Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Sestak on Iran Crisis

I talked to Newsmax (here) about the crisis in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran: if there is a war against Iran, it would make previous U.S. military campaigns in the Middle East look "like a cake walk... neither Mr. Trump nor Democrats understand — because they haven’t operated there — that our carrier battlegroups cannot survive in the Persian Gulf." "Iranian coastal defenses would likely render the entire Persian Gulf off limits to U.S. Navy warships. Iran’s advanced surface-to-air missile defenses would... Read more →


Three SAFER Grant Awards Exceeding $6,000,000 to Fire Stations in South Jersey

Gloucestercitynews.net-- (Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Van Drew announces the award of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) competitive Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program totaling $6,104,877.00 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 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help... Read more →


Home Country: Autumn, Remembering that Special Buck

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Gloucestercitynews.net (Sept. 18, 2019)--When Bob Garcia removed that old mossy horn mount from its place over the fireplace, we were a bit confused. That huge buck had been his pride and joy for more than 30 years. But Bob put it back in his office, behind the credit Bass Pro Shops kitchen. The spot of honor over the fireplace now belongs to a young forked-horn buck, the one he took last year on the other side of the hayfield. It’s... Read more →


STUDY: Teen Girl Night Owls May Be More Likely To Gain Weight

Gloucestercitynews.net--National Institutes of Health--Teen girls — but not boys — who prefer to go to bed later are more likely to gain weight, compared to same-age girls who go to bed earlier, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings by researchers at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, and other institutions appear in JAMA Pediatrics. A total of 804 adolescents (418 girls and 386 boys) ages 11 to 16 took part in the study. The children responded to questionnaires on their... Read more →


Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper More Than $1 Million Raised Since First Event in 2011 CAMDEN, N.J. – Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner, held on Sept. 17, raised $125,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Since its founding in 2011, this annual event has raised more than $1... Read more →


NJBIA Women Business Leaders Forum Sept. 20

Gloucestercitynews. net--LONG BRANCH--On Friday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, NJBIA will host its 5th annual Women Business Leaders Forum, featuring over 65 speakers sharing insights and inspiration with more than 500 registered attendees. Friday's keynote is e-commerce titan Jennifer Fleiss, co-founder of Rent the Runway and Jetblack, two companies disrupting online retail. Motivational speaker Dee C. Marshall headlines the two-hour welcome reception the night prior, Thursday, Sept. 19. The 2019 forum's theme is "Owning... Read more →


NJ Residents Study Abroad during Summer 2019

SCRANTON, PA (09/16/2019)-- Local residents were among the 75 University of Scranton students who studied abroad during the Summer 2019 semester. Students who participated are: Rebecca Berg of Cherry Hill (08003), a nursing major, participated in the University's study abroad travel course in various cities, Peru. Brianna Strassle of Berlin (08009), an occupational therapy major, participated in the University's study abroad travel course in various cities, Peru. Lauren O'Callaghan of Cherry Hill (08034), an exercise science major, participated in the University's travel course, Ireland Study... Read more →


Amber Alert Issued for Dulce Alavez

Gloucestercitynews.net--BRIDGETON, NJ --Dulce Alavez was reported missing from the Bridgeton City Park behind Bridgeton High School, on Burt Street, at 4:51 PM, on 09/16/19. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt (with Koala Bear on front), black and white pants, white sandals. INFORMATION DEVELOPED ON 09/17/19: Dulce Alavez was taken by a light skinned possibly Hispanic male, height 5-06 to 5-08, thin build, no facial hair, acne on face, wearing ORANGE SNEEKERS (Possibly Nike) RED PANTS and a BLACK SHIRT. The male led Dulce's... Read more →


GTPD's Newest Program 911Eye

Have you heard about GTPD’s 911Eye program? GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--The Gloucester Township Police Community Policing Dispatch Center is equipped with 911Eye, which enables a Telecommunicator to send a text message to the caller who will then click on the message so they can provide live video footage or an image and their GPS location to the Telecommunicator. This system will function on any smartphone and there are no “apps” needed to be installed by the caller. Additionally, the 911Eye fully functions on both the 911... Read more →


Lebanon Valley College Sets Record with 478 First-Year Students

ANNVILLE, PA (09/16/2019)-- Lebanon Valley College opened its fall semester with a record number of first-year students. The new class of 478 students, the most in the College's 153-year history, surpasses last year's record of 473 first-year students. In fall 2017, LVC opened with 466 first-year students, also a record at the time. Local students include: Ariana Genna of Newfield (08344), a graduate of Camden County Vocational-Technical School, who is pursuing a degree in Politics. Connor Crowley of Marmora (08223), a graduate of Cape May... Read more →


Your Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Financing

Gloucestercitynews.net (September 18, 2019)--Have you managed to hold on to your dreams of owning a motorcycle since your teenage years? Are you not currently in a financial situation that will allow you to pay for the whole bike right away? If so, then it may be time to consider financing your motorcycle over a period of time. You'll need to consider which establishments can best suit your budget without it affecting other important expenses. Some options have strict qualifications based on your current financial situation.... Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA’S SPORTSBOOKS GENERATE $109 MILLION HANDLE

Gloucestercitynews.net--(LAS VEGAS) — Pennsylvania bettors jumped at their first chance to legally bet on football, pushing the state’s online and retail sportsbooks to new heights. In all, Pennsylvania sportsbooks attracted a record $109 million in bets in August, offering a first glimpse into the power of football betting, according to PlayPennsylvania.com analysts. “Sports bettors almost universally bet on football, so it is no surprise that even with just one full week of college football games and NFL futures to bet on, that Pennsylvania would experience... Read more →


Energy Efficient Jobs in America

Industry now employs 36,200 New Jersey workers; grew 7.1% in 2018 businesses Top 10 States for EE Jobs: Calif., Texas, N.Y., Fla., Ill., N.C., Mass., Mich., Ohio, Va. 41 states, including N.J., employ more workers in energy efficiency than fossil fuels LOS ANGELES – Energy efficiency is the fastest-growing segment of U.S. energy-sector employment, now employing more than 2.3 million Americans—including 32,206 in New Jersey— according to a new analysis from E4TheFuture and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). Energy efficiency workers now... Read more →


Pick-6 Rolls to $8.8 Million for Sept. 19 Drawing

Gloucestercitynews.net--TRENTON (Sept. 17, 2019) – The Pick-6 drawing on September 16 produced 11 winners of $2,854 all of whom matched five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $5,708. The $8.8 million drawing will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019. The winning numbers for the Monday, September 16, drawing were: 11, 15, 21, 23, 32 and 36. The XTRA Multiplier was: 02. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able... Read more →


HS SPORTS: Lions Searching for a Win (0-2); Rams Face Clearview Saturday

By Josh Lashley | CNBNews Contributor Gloucestercitynews.net (September 18, 2019)-- The Gloucester City High School football program will be in search of its first win of the season when they travel to Pitman for a contest on September 20. The Lions (0-2 record) versus Panthers (1-1 record) game should be intriguing on quite a few levels. “Our kids are very excited for this match up,’’ Gloucester City head coach Rob Bryan said. “Our quarterback, Gavin Callahan, was a former Pitman player. I know this means... Read more →