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September 20, 2019

Drug Dealer Sentenced to 8 Years in State Prison for Causing Death of Mansfield Customer

Gloucestercitynews.net--BURLINGTON CITY--(9-20-19)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Trenton drug dealer was sentenced today in Superior Court to eight years in prison for supplying the heroin that led to a Mansfield resident’s fatal overdose last summer. Darius Beckett, 29, pled guilty in July to Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree) and Making Terroristic Threats (Third Degree). Under the sentence imposed by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., Beckett is subject to the state’s No Early Release Act and must serve 85 percent of... Read more →


I-76 Eastbound Ramp to I-295 Northbound Closed, Detoured tTonight

Closure necessary to install ITS equipment Gloucestercitynews.net--(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-76 eastbound ramp to I-295 northbound will be closed and detoured tonight as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Beginning at 10 p.m., tonight, Friday, September 20 until 7 a.m. Saturday, September 21, NJDOT’s contractor, Conti Enterprises, Inc., will close and detour the ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-295 northbound for the installation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment. The following detour will... Read more →


10 SJ Fire Depts. Receive $2.5M in Funding

Gloucestercitynews.net--CHERRY HILL, NJ (9-20-19)– U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced that ten local fire departments will receive a total of $2,561,133 in funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). “This federal funding will help protect those who are protecting us,” said Norcross. “We must do all we can to ensure our firefighters are as safe as possible when they are fighting fires, battling natural disasters and saving lives. This funding provides our first responders with the equipment... Read more →


Judith Woodhouse, Gloucester City; Longtime Cafeteria Work, Member of Trinity UMC

Gloucester City - On September 16, 2019 (nee Crisp) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 70. She was the beloved daughter of the late August and Dorothy Crisp, loving mother of Gregg Woodhouse, Tara Lyons (William), Kelly Hughes (Daniel) and dear sister of Ronald Crisp(Judith), the late August Crisp, Jr. and Dorothy Rhoda. Cherished Mommom to Camryn, Hayden, Declan and Brooklynn. Judy is also survived by her nieces. Judy was a cafeteria worker for the Gloucester City Board of Education for over 40 years, she was... Read more →


AMERICAN HERO: Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin of Tennessee Killed in Combat

Gloucestercitynews.net--The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, 40, from Greenbrier, Tennessee, was killed in action Sept. 16, 2019, by small arms fire when his unit was engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. Griffin was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Col. Owen G. Ray, commander, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), said Griffin was a “warrior” and... Read more →


Obituary: Fred R. Ribchinsky of Gloucester City

Fred R. Ribchinsky Gloucestercitynews.net--Gloucester City. On September 17th, 2019, Age 74. Fred is survived by his beloved wife Jenny (nee Laggy). Devoted children; daughter, Deneene Cutuli (Doug Redfield) and son Joseph Ribchinsky (Sandi Shover). Loving grandchildren; Brian Yasterzemski, Amanda Yasterzemski, Erica Yasterzemski, Christopher Cutuli (Toni), Crystal Cutuli, Michael Ribchinsky (Jacque), Ryan Ribchinsky (Jackie), Colin Ribchinsky (Arielle), Jennifer Wolfe (Jon), Lacey Ribchinsky, Kristina Ribchinsky, and sixteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Felicia Stocker; loving sister-in-law,Violet Koppel and dearest friend, Walt Skain III.... Read more →


FEDS COULD AGAIN RESTRICT SNAP BENEFITS, NJ AFFECTED

September 23: That's the last day a federal portal will accept comments about potential changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (The Food Research and Action Center's comment form is here.) If the Trump administration makes these changes, our state will lose $33 million — because 690,000 New Jersey residents (319,000 children) use SNAP. (NJ Spotlight) OCEAN COUNTY FILES LAWSUIT OVER 'SANCTUARY STATE' On Wednesday, Ocean County Freeholder Jack Kelly announced that the county has filed a complaint in federal court over state Attorney General... Read more →


PATCO'S 9/10TH & LOCUST ST. CLOSED OVER THE WEEKEND FOR REPAIRS

Phase 2 of the flooring project requires the station to be CLOSED from 7 p.m. on Friday, September 20, through 5 a.m. on Monday, September 23. Customers & MS150 riders are advised to use 8th & Market or 12/13th & Locust. 24/7 Customer Service: (856) 772-6900 or (215) 922-4600 Read more →


Haddon Township Resident Pleads Guilty to Sexual Relationship with Cherokee HS Student

Gloucestercitynews.net--HADDON TOWNSHIP--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Haddon Township man pled guilty today in Superior Court to having sex with a female student while he was employed as a teacher at Cherokee High School. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Brantley Cesanek will serve five years in New Jersey state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., scheduled sentencing for November 15. The investigation began in October... Read more →


Obituary | James "Jim" O'Rourke of Bellmawr

November 12, 1953 - September 18, 2019 Gloucestercitynews.net--BELLMAWR, NJ--James “Jim” O’Rourke, on September 18, 2019, of Bellmawr, NJ; formerly of Philadelphia, PA. Age 65. Jim lost his courageous battle with cancer and died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Gushue) for 38 years. Devoted father to John. Loving brother of John and Raymond O’Rourke and Theresa Cardamone (Gary). Also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends, and members of Union Local #169 are invited to the viewing from... Read more →


There is a High Demand for Volunteer Firefighters in Gloucester Township

National Fire Prevention Week 2019 Oct. 6-12 Gloucestercitynews.net--Gloucester Township ...Becoming a hero to the community is just a few clicks away. Help kick off Fire Prevention Week the right way by signing up online to become a volunteer firefighter in Gloucester Township today. The Blenheim, Chews Landing, Erial and Glendora fire companies need volunteer firefighters and there’s no better time than during Fire Prevention Week to learn how you can get involved. Community members who are ready to help can go to FirefightersofGloucesterTwp.org to sign... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: BUTTIGIEG NEEDS TO MAN UP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Pete Buttigieg’s decision to weigh in on the abortion controversy in his backyard: Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer has legally killed thousands of babies in South Bend, Indiana, home to its mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. After refusing to speak to the latest news—2,246 fetal remains were found in Klopfer’s home—Buttigieg has finally spoken about this story. But his remarks show that he still refuses to man up. RELATED: More Than 2,200 Preserved Fetuses Found at Property of Dead... Read more →


DRBC Awarded Two Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund Grants

Grants will Support Commission Water Quality and Flow Management Work WEST TRENTON, N.J. (September 19) – DRBC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two grants through the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund to support projects that will enhance our understanding of how flow management regimes in the Upper Delaware River affect habitat and will further the development of the commission’s eutrophication model, which will be used to determine whether higher dissolved oxygen levels can be achieved in the Delaware Estuary, improving water quality.... Read more →


Aim of new U.S. program: Get kids moving, off the couch

Gloucestercitynews.net--Newswise — The Daily Mile Foundation and The Sports Institute at UW Medicine announce the launch of The Daily Mile in the United States. The Daily Mile is a school program, developed in the United Kingdom, that encourages children to run or jog at their own pace for 15 minutes a day to improve their health, concentration and learning. Nearly 10,000 schools and more than 1.9 million students around the world participate in The Daily Mile, now including schools and students across the United States.... Read more →


Free Naloxone Distributed Across Pennsylvania

Sep 18, 2019 Gloucestercitynews.net--HARRISBURG, PA--Overdose antidote naloxone will be available at 87 locations across Pennsylvania — including four in the Valley — on Wednesday and again Sept. 25. According to a press release from Gov. Tom Wolf's office, the state will provide free naloxone to any Pennsylvanian who wants it "as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment." Distributions will primarily take place at state health centers and county/municipal health departments tomorrow from 11... Read more →


Five Top High School Football Games Handpicked for 2019 Great American Rivalry Series

Broadcasts on Facebook Watch Related: Gloucester High Gloucester Catholic Gloucestercitynews.net--A partnership between Facebook and the Great American Rivalry Series® will launch five select high school football games into the national spotlight. The 2019 Series will broadcast five of America’s best rivalry games on Facebook Watch, employing all the latest capabilities of this ground-breaking partnership and a one of a kind atmosphere. From color commentary and player interviews, to student section antics and a pre-game rivalry history to set the stage, these games will provide all... Read more →


Maple Shade Police Investigating Animal Cruelty Case of a Resident's Poodle

Gloucestercitynews.net--MAPLE SHADE, NJ--(9/19/19 )--Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced today that The Maple Shade Police Department is investigating an animal cruelty case in the death of “Toby”, a poodle that was the beloved companion of the Cook Family. On Wednesday , Sept. 18, at 2:11PM the Maple Shade Police Department was contacted by the Cook Family of the 800 block of Greenwood Avenue in Maple Shade. The Cook Family reported that their dog Toby had been injured the previous day on Tuesday 9/17/19, between 5:30PM and... Read more →


The Best Walking Trails Near Gloucester City

Gloucestercitynews.net (September 20, 2019)--American countryside is beautiful wherever you look, but Gloucester is the perfect place for some truly stunning scenery and trails. Why travel when you can find such gorgeous nature right here? Here is a list of our favorites that you can visit and let yourself get lost in the magic. 202 Parkway Trail Running for 8.4 miles, 202 Parkway Trail is a great place to spend a day. Dedicate some time to stroll through three towns, Montgomery, Warrington, and Doylestown, and pass... Read more →


2019 Governor’s Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Award Winners

Housing Development, Supportive Housing, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Economic Development Recognized at 2019 Conference Gloucestercitynews.net (Sept. 20, 2019)--ATLANTIC CITY – Three affordable housing projects that address the needs of underserved populations and a redeveloped, long-dormant landfill transformed into a hub of innovation received the 2019 Governor’s Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards today during the annual Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development. "The availability of affordable, secure housing for all New Jersey residents, regardless of their income, is the foundation of a stronger and... Read more →


Y3 of the Most Important Technologies to Watch in the 2020s

Gloucestercitynews.net (September 20, 2019)--Technology always seems to be moving at a breakneck speed. It often feels like as soon as you get used to new technology, it has already been rendered obsolete by the next big thing. These three technologies will each have a vital role to play in shaping the future of our cities, civilizations, and lives. Robot Dexterity Automation has been spreading like wildfire through a number of different industries. In most of the industries that automation has appeared in, it has appeared... Read more →


“Bagel That” Device

Philadelphia® Cream Cheese Says Anything Can Be Turned Into a Bagel NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Can a piece of toast be a bagel? Can a waffle be a bagel? Or even a hot dog bun? With the Philadelphia ® “Bagel That” tool – they can. Introducing “Bagel That,” a revolutionary new tool that helps cream cheese lovers punch holes in the middle of anything, instantly turning it into a bagel. To use the Philadelphia ® “Bagel That” tool, simply put your waffle, pancake, hamburger bun, or other... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Write on

Gloucestercitynews.net--FACE OF DEFENSE--Lois Bouton celebrated 70 years since she joined the U.S. Coast Guard Woman’s Reserve – known as the SPARs for Semper Paratus, Always Ready – this month. Today, Bouton also celebrates another tremendous milestone – her 94th birthday. In celebration of her birthday, please read about her dedication as she connected with decades of Coast Guardsmen and wish her a happy birthday in the comments! Lois Bouton smiles as she receives a farewell hug in her home from a member of a visiting... Read more →