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2019 Gloucester City Lions Homecoming

GLOUCESTER CITY,NJ—Homecoming 2019 was not very nice to the host Lions. The evening was upbeat and friendly with an Alumni tailgate party, the introduction of the GHS ROTC Color Guard and the crowning of Homecoming Queen Vanessa Pino and her Princess. But visiting Middle Twp provided many unhappy moments, when they handed the Lions an 8-6 defeat. The Lions score came on a fumble recovery in the Panthers endzone. This week the Lions travel to Lower Cape May on Friday night Photo's courtesy of Bruce Darrow Related: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic #6 Steve Burkhardt #8 Keegan Farlow GHS ROTC Color Guard #22 Chris Dolson Read more →

Camden City Authorities Seeking Help with Identifying Paint Ball Vandals

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating incidents involving suspects shooting a paintball gun in the city late Wednesday night and early today. Four incidents were reported to the Camden County Police Department between 10:38 p.m. last night and 12:09 a.m. this morning. The incidents occurred at the corners of Broadway & Chestnut Street, 4th & Market Street, Chestnut Street & Newton Avenue and Broadway & Berkley Street. In each instance, a victim who was walking reports having paintballs fired in their direction by multiple suspects in a moving vehicle which then fled. None of the victims required medical treatment from being struck. In the incidents along the Broadway corridor, the suspect vehicle is described as a tan Toyota Corolla or Camry. Photos of this vehicle accompany this release. In the incident at 4th & Market Street, the suspect vehicle is described as a silver Nissan Maxima.... Read more →

Obituary: Glen J. Elison, Bellmawr Volunteer Fireman

September 04, 1968 - October 30, 2019 Glen J. Elison, on October 30, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 51. Beloved husband of 29 years of Theresa (nee Castro). Devoted son of the late Thomas and Betty (nee Batten) Elison. Loving brother of Steve Elison (Annette), Richard Elison and the late Diane Liguori. Loving son-in-law of Evelyn Castro (nee Corgliano) and the late Adrian Castro. Brother-in-law of John Castro and Dennis Liguori. Dear uncle of Chris (April), Amanda, Rich, Jr., Kevin (Jeanine) and Katie. Also survived by man’s best friend Buddy. Glen was a volunteer firefighter for Bellmawr Station 32. He was a member of Rio Fishing Club and an avid poker player for World Tavern Poker. Glen was currently employed as a machinist at Septa. There will be a viewing from 6 to 9pm Sunday eve at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am Monday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM... Read more →

Delaware hunting seasons opening in November

Deer shotgun, duck, Canada goose, other hunting seasons opening DOVER (Oct. 31, 2019) – Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open in November, including the shotgun deer season from Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 24, Sundays included, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Other popular hunting seasons opening in November include the second season split for ducks and the first season split for Canada goose, with many other hunting seasons also opening. Complete information is available online by visiting 2019-2020 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. The November shotgun deer season is the most popular deer season. During Delaware’s five-month deer season, nearly 50 percent of the overall annual deer harvest typically occurs during the 10 days of the November shotgun season. Harvest of does by hunters is encouraged to help manage and better balance the state’s deer population. Successful hunters who wish to donate venison to help feed those... Read more →

Spec Ops Dog "Conan" going viral

Source: The American Legion Burn Pit October 30th, 2019 by MOTHAX Kind of a cool story: This story is somewhat frustrating to me because I can't quite figure out what is classified, what isn't, and what's not even accurate. Take, for instance, this piece from Newsweek: When U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers with the secretive Joint Special Operations Command flew into Syria's northwestern Idlib province to capture or kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a male Belgian Malinois was along for the ride in the historic military operation. His name is Conan, Newsweek has learned. On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted out a picture of the military dog assigned to 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, known as Delta Force, a unit that falls under the secretive Joint Special Operations Command. "We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing... Read more →

The Partnership for Haddonfield & Suasion Communications Group Win Downtown Excellence Award

(L-R): Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, president of Suasion Communications Group; and Susan Hodges, Partnership for Haddonfield Chair accept a 2019 Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) ‘Excellence in Communications’ Award at the DNJ Conference in Bloomfield, NJ on October 18. Haddonfield, NJ – October 2019 – The Partnership for Haddonfield (PfH) and its agency of record, Suasion Communications Group, received a 2019 ‘Excellence in Communications’ award from Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) in the category of ‘Tools of the Trade’ for their Communications Campaign. The DNJ Downtown Excellence Awards recognize initiatives and individuals who have made a major or sustained impact on downtown economic development in New Jersey. “The Partnership for Haddonfield is honored to be recognized by Downtown in New Jersey for our multi-faceted Communications Campaign,” said Susan Hodges, Partnership for Haddonfield Chair. “With ongoing media attention and social media engagement, the campaign contributed to the economic vitality of Downtown Haddonfield, by drawing foot... Read more →

NJ State Senator Sweeney Statement on the Passing of Congressman Hughes

October 31, 2019, 11:43 am | Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Bill Hughes: “We have lost one of the most distinguished and accomplished public officials to serve New Jersey. Bill Hughes was devoted to the people he served in his congressional district, the State of New Jersey and the country. He gained the respect and appreciation of all who worked with him and he was a model of bipartisanship who demonstrated that public service is a noble calling. “I express my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. We share in their loss but know that he will be remembered always for his achievements and for the example he set for others.” Read more →

A Knee Replacement that Could Last a Lifetime?

Credit: Hospital for Special Surgery Dr. Geoffrey Westrich of Hospital for Special Surgery says advances in knee replacement surgery have benefited patients. Newswise — Forty-nine-year-old James Benfante’s knee pain got so bad he dreaded walking from the train station to his job or even standing in line. Working out in the gym became all but impossible. He decided it was time for knee replacement surgery, and he did what many people do nowadays: he went online to get the latest information. Mr. Benfante, who lives in Yorktown, New York, says he learned that robotic-assisted surgery enables orthopedic surgeons to perform the procedure with pinpoint accuracy, and this was important to him. The FDA-approved system starts with a CT scan to create a 3D virtual model of the patient’s unique anatomy. During the procedure, a robotic arm assists surgeons in performing an ultra-precise knee replacement customized for each patient. Mr. Benfante... Read more →

Kristin Hextall of Cherry Hill to Present at International Nursing Convention

SCRANTON, PA (10/31/2019)-- Kristin Hextall of Cherry Hill is scheduled to present her scholarly project, titled "A Multifaceted Intervention to Increase Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates in a Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Initiative", at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's 45th Biennial Convention to be held November 16-20 in Washington, D.C. Hextall is a recent graduate of The University of Scranton's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She also received her master's degree in nursing from The University. Read more →

TEMPLE RESEARCHERS: HIV Drug Stops Zika Virus Infection

Same Strategy Could Halt Infections Caused by Related Viruses, Temple Researchers Report (Philadelphia, PA) – Like an adjustable wrench that becomes the “go-to” tool because it is effective and can be used for a variety of purposes, an existing drug that can be adapted to halt the replication of different viruses would greatly expedite the treatment of different infectious diseases. Such a strategy would prevent thousands of deaths each year from diseases like dengue and Ebola, but whether it can be done has been unclear. Now, in new work, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) show that repurposing an existing drug to treat viral diseases is in fact possible – potentially bypassing the decades needed to develop such a broad-spectrum drug from scratch. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy, the Temple researchers report that a drug used in the treatment... Read more →

Camden County PD Administration Building Dedicated to Chief J. Scott Thomson

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Officials from Camden County, City, and Camden-based organizations gathered outside the Police Administration Building on Federal Street as it was dedicated earlier this month to the department’s first chief, J. Scott Thomson. Thomson guided the Department’s transition from city to county control in 2013, becoming a nationally lauded leader in community policing as the city’s crime rate plummeted to record lows. Thomson retired at the end of August after 25 years of serving the city and county. (source press release) Retired Chief Thomson with his mother Donna Danella Thomson. The chief graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1990 and his mother graduated from GCHS with the Class of 1962 “Chief Thomson’s impact on the city of Camden is only matched by his impact as a leader on his colleagues at the Camden County Police Department,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr., said. “This dedication is not... Read more →

The Camden County Improvement Authority

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Camden County Improvement Authority is an independent, public agency created by the Camden County Board of Freeholders to provide low cost financing, economic development and project development services for local units, community organizations, and not-for-profit entities to foster economic, employment, redevelopment and affordable housing development projects that improve the quality of life for the residents of Camden County and other eligible areas of the State of New Jersey. The Authority has successfully partnered with various clients ranging from higher education institutions, large health care providers to not-for profits seeking various resources to facilitate their move or expansion within Camden County. In addition, the Authority has assisted numerous municipalities with financing capital Improvement projects and vehicle purchases through CCIA’s pooled financing program. As the Authority continues to assist in improving the quality of life for Camden County residents, we are working diligently to expand our role in the... Read more →

Cory Booker to File for the New Hampshire Primary on November 15

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) at this weekend's Iowa steak fry. Manchester, NH — Cory Booker will file for the New Hampshire primary as a candidate for president on Friday, November 15 at approximately 8:30 AM, with a rally to follow outside the State House. The change in date is due to security measures in place for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the State House on November 7. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 CONCORD WHAT: Cory Booker Files for the NH Primary, Holds Rally WHERE: 107 N. Main Street, Concord WHEN: 8:30 AM *Public RSVP: click here. Read more →

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s PINKTOBER® Campaign

Raises Over $32,000 to Support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research Atlantic City, N.J. (October 30, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City closed out their month-long PINKTOBER® campaign this afternoon by donating over $32,000 to the American Cancer Society® Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, in which $21,000 was raised by team member contributions alone. The property employs over 3,500 team members, all of whom came together in various aspects to raise money throughout the month of October. Hard Rock Atlantic City raised funds and awareness for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer through internal fundraising efforts, along with food and beverage specials, a concert series, spa specials and pink merchandise sold in the Rock Shop® to guests visiting the resort destination. “We sincerely could not be more proud of our team members and guests who came together collectively to make a significant contribution and commitment to American Cancer Society®... Read more →

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Nine, Nov. 14-17

WILKES-BARRE, PA (10/30/2019)-- Wilkes University Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical, Nine. The performances will take place on Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. The production is at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Brianna Rowland of Pennsauken, N.J. (08110) is playing the role of Stephanie Necrophorus. Aariyana Gould of Salem, N.J. (08079) is playing the role of stage manager. About Wilkes University: Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation's finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to... Read more →

The Maple Shade Halloween Parade on Main Street planned for this evening has been CANCELED.

MAPLE SHADE NJ (Oct. 31, 2019)--The Maple Shade Police Department reminds all who will be out this evening to use extreme caution. Rain, wet roadways, leaves and darkness all contribute to conditions that require pedestrians and drivers to be extra cautious on this holiday. Trick-or-Treaters should have flashlights, use sidewalks and use caution when crossing or walking along the street. Drivers should slow down and be aware of your surroundings. If everyone works together this can still be a safe and candy filled day! Be Safe and have a Happy Halloween! ________________________________________________________ Reminder: § 79-3. Curfew for juveniles. [Amended 10-5-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-13] It shall be unlawful for any person under 17 to be or remain in or upon a public place within the Township of Maple Shade during the period beginning at 11:00 p.m., prevailing time, and ending at 6:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. On all other... Read more →

Camden County Supplemental Labor Service Program

C.S.L.S. Program – The County Supplemental Labor Service Program is a countywide community service program. People who are sentenced to this program report to the correctional facility, sign in, and receive their assignment for the day. These assignments primarily focus on cleaning the county parks, but can also include cleaning details similar to that of the Road Crew Program. This program generally operates during the weekend. Municipalities and non-profit organizations can call 225-7643 to determine eligibility and to arrange a time of service. Road Crew – The Road Crew is an inmate work program that helps clean up the surrounding community. The clients range from local municipalities and county buildings to non-profit organizations such as churches and schools. The services rendered vary from painting (county buildings and public schools) to clearing brush (churches and cemeteries). They also clean roads throughout the county of trash and brush. Counseling – The Counseling... Read more →

Murphy Encourgages High School Girls to Take Part in 2020 Girls Go CyberStart

TRENTON – Today, October 30, 2019, Governor Philip D. Murphy urged New Jersey’s high school girls to participate in the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a skills-based competition designed to encourage high school girls to pursue cyber-based learning and career opportunities. This innovative program created by the SANS Institute inspires the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and recognizes talented youth in New Jersey through a series of online challenges and puzzles. Registration for Girls Go CyberStart opens on December 2, with online gaming commencing on January 13. “Competitions like Girls Go CyberStart have a profound impact on the participation of girls in the cybersecurity field,” said Governor Murphy. “As we strengthen New Jersey’s industries through recruitment of talent, we must ensure those industries reflect the diversity and inclusivity of the state. Representation matters, and this program is an excellent example of how we can provide underrepresented groups an entryway to... Read more →

The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force

CHERRY HILL, NJ (Oct. 30, 2019)--The Camden County Freeholder Board recently formed an Opiate and Heroin Addiction Awareness Task Force to assist them in promoting addiction awareness and education in Camden County. The task force was officially created at their June 19th 2014 Freeholder Meeting held in Cherry Hill. This health epidemic is having devastating effects on families and claiming the lives of more and more residents every day,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli. We have to do our part as facilitator in the community to help raise awareness and come up with solutions to the problem.” The county took its first step earlier this year by holding a Community Summit geared at raising awareness and bringing people together to come up with solutions to the problem. “As a result of that community gathering, we received more than a dozen resumes from individuals interested in becoming members of the task... Read more →

Feast of All Souls in November: Please Send Us Your Names for Remembrance

November is the time the Catholic community is especially mindful of our beloved dead. Our faith assures us that the bond of joy and love we shared in life does not end with death. As an expression of our faith, and in gratitude for the community that is Gloucester Catholic, we will soon ask our faculty, staff and students to list those whom they would like to remember during this month so that we can place these names near the altar in the Dominican chapel to be remembered in our Masses, prayers and devotions. We invite you to send any names you would like to be included in the same Masses, prayers and devotions during November. Please send your intentions to to be included in our remembrance. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Beloved, we are God's children now;... Read more →


Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney puts the odds of passing legislation that legalizes recreational cannabis at 50/50. This are starting to happen: lawmakers are gearing up to "start going after votes," he said. In March, the crucial vote was canceled because state senators couldn't round up enough votes. Gov. Phil Murphy has said he'll sign the bill — it just has to make it to his desk. ( NJ SCHOOLS: MIXED GRADES THIS YEAR ON REPORT CARD The results of the so-called 'Nation’s Report Card' are in, and John Mooney's summary is so well-said: "On one hand, New Jersey’s students do as well on the exams [...] as those in practically any other state. On the other hand, that’s still not very well." The reading test grades dropped significantly (since 2017): only 40 percent of fourth-graders were found to be “proficient.” (NJ Spotlight) TAX RETURNS: MURPHY EARNINGS LOWEST IN NINE YEARS... Read more →

Congressman Norcross on College Affordability Act

Last week, I joined with my colleagues on the Education and Labor Committee in introducing the College Affordability Act - a bold, comprehensive plan to lower the cost of college and give student borrowers the relief they desperately need. As the only New Jersey member on the Education and Labor Committee, I am dedicated to fighting for teachers and students, and this bill just does that. Researchers have estimated that for every dollar that states spend on higher education, states receive up to $4.50 back, so why wouldn't we want to continue to invest in higher education? What does the College Affordability Act do? Lowers the Cost of College Makes college affordable for more students by increasing the value of Pell Grants. Eases the burden of student loans by letting students and graduates refinance their loans. Increases the Quality of Education Holds all schools accountable for providing students a quality... Read more →

Justin Fisher of Gloucester City Charged with Robbery of Stratford TD Bank

Alleged Bank Robber Justin Fisher STRATFORD, NJ (October 30, 2019)--On October 28, 2019, Justin Fisher, 39, of Gloucester City, was charged in connection with a robbery that occurred in Stratford Borough thanks to tips from the community. Justin Fisher was charged with one count of second-degree Robbery for the TD Bank robbery that occurred on October 26, 2019 in Stratford Borough, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Stratford Borough Police Chief Ronald M. Morello. Just before 3:30p.m., Mr. Fisher allegedly entered the TD Bank located on 55 White Horse Pike and presented a demand note to the teller. He received an undisclosed amount of currency then left the scene on foot. Fisher was arrested in Gloucester City yesterday morning and taken to the Gloucester City Police Department where he was processed and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing. Under Criminal... Read more →


Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order that details how the state government should prepare for the imminent threat of climate change, which created a storm seven years ago that some residents are still working to overcome. This order creates a Climate and Flood Resilience Program with its own officer. A new report estimates the number of homes in our state at risk of frequent flooding — including "beyond the coasts" — has skyrocketed, and will continue to expose the state to significant costs. (The Record / NJTV News) REPORT: 'CHILLING EFFECT' ON HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT A new report argues that federal immigration policies are dissuading many families in our state from signing up for health insurance. Enrollment among Latinx and Asian families — 75% of the state's immigrant population — dropped 6.8% in 2018. Sign up soon: opens Nov. 1. (WHYY) GREWAL FILES CLEAN AIR ACT LAWSUITS... Read more →

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Jakiere Legoskey of Overbrook High School to Continue Wrestling Career at Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, OH (10/30/2019)-- Jakiere Legoskey (Pine Hill/Overbrook High School)is one of 16 first-year student-athletes to continue wrestling career at Baldwin Wallace University. Head Coach Jamie Gibbs, who is in his ninth season and is the four-time reigning Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, returns 16 letterwinners, two All-Americans, three All-OAC performers and eight national qualifiers from last years squad that captured its fourth consecutive OAC Championship. Click HERE to view the entire 2019-20 BW Wrestling roster. The Yellow Jackets open the 2019-20 schedule by competing in the Ithaca (N.Y.) College Invitational on November 1 & 2. Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 3,800 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students... Read more →

Wells Fargo, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and South NJ Invest in Camden Works

(October 28, 2019)--Six nonprofits announced Monday they are starting Camden Works, an employment initiative they say will help the city’s residents take part in its economic resurgence. Representatives from the New Jersey chapter of the NAACP, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Latin America Economic Development Association, Center for Family Services, Hopeworks and Camden County Workforce Investment Board will serve as managing partners of the program. Camden Works, a four-year private pilot initiative, is being constructed to fill employment opportunities with Camden residents by streamlining the connection between employers and residents seeking jobs, according to a release. By working with employers and helping residents overcome common barriers to gaining employment, the release said, Camden Works hopes to build pathways for residents to participate in the city’s economic growth. The impetus for the program came from comments Holtec CEO Kris Singh said to ROI-NJ’s Anjalee Khemlani last fall, when he noted the difficulty of... Read more →

Safety Service Patrol celebrates 25th anniversary

Program reduces congestion and increases mobility on our roads (Trenton) (October 30, 2019)--- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Safety Service Patrol (SSP). Created in 1994, the SSP assists motorists whose vehicles have become disabled as a result of a crash, a mechanical failure or other cause, and provides safety for emergency responders. They patrol 225 linear miles of interstate and state highways throughout New Jersey, extending to over 394 miles during the winter season. “Feeling stranded on the road after a motor vehicle crash or car trouble is a nightmare scenario for many motorists,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation. “When motorists see an SSP truck pull up behind them they can breathe a sigh of relief because they know that they are in good hands, and that our drivers are there to help. Their hard... Read more →

New Jersey American Water Certifies its Compliance with New Water Quality Accountability Act

VOORHEES, N.J. (October 30, 2019) – New Jersey American Water is providing details about its required submission of compliance with the state’s Water Quality Accountability Act, submitted to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Supply and Geoscience on October 18, 2019. Once again, the company is fully compliant with each requirement of the law. “We are pleased to report that all New Jersey American Water systems that meet the criteria for the standards set by the Water Quality Accountability Act are in compliance,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water. “Our more than 800 employees, including water quality, plant operations, and water distribution professionals, work hard to ensure the treatment and delivery of water service to the more than 2.7 million people we serve across the state, and these results are a testament to their dedication to excellence.” Passed into law in July 2017,... Read more →

Video: Gloucester City Halloween Trick or Treat Hours

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 30, 2019)--Gloucester City Police announced today that Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be Thursday, October 31, between 4 PM and 8PM. Halloween Home Haunt w/ Awesome Digital Effects from AtmosFX & Others ...Crazy Halloween home haunt with lots of cool digital effects. Check out the best of AtmosfearFX, Hi-Rez Designs and Spectral Illusions. ***** Halloween Safety Tips for Kids & Parents Before trick or tricking with your kids, be sure to check out these Halloween safety tips, on everything from costumes to candy. What can we do to have a great Halloween and keep our children safe and healthy? Check out these Halloween safety tips to ensure a fun time for your family. Trick or Treat Safety Tips Plan a route. Before trick-or-treating, talk with your children about where you are going and how many houses you plan to visit. Stick to well-lit houses in... Read more →

Charlie Bakely, Raised in Gloucester City; Long-Time Iron Worker, Former Westville Councilman, U.S Army Veteran, GHS Alumnus

Charles C. Bakely William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews NORTH WILDWOOD, NJ -(October 30, 2019)—Charles C. Bakely, of North Wildwood passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the age of 87. Charlie was born and raised in Gloucester City. After graduating from Gloucester High School, Class of 1951, he served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army. Mr. Bakely and family lived in Westville for a time where he served on the Westville Borough Council as a Republican under Mayor Harry V. Laskowski in the early 1970's. Sara Martino, who was active in the Westville Republican Club remembered Bakely as being very personable with a warm smile. "He was active in several community organizations, and good friends with former Mayor Chuck Owens, who was also raised in Gloucester City." Charlie was a long-time Ironworker and a member of Philadelphia Ironworkers Local Union #401. He owned an iron fabricating... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a campaign to silence Attorney General William Barr: Faithful America, a radical secularist entity, has initiated an ethics complaint against Attorney General William Barr (photo). It is asking the Justice Department’s Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility to investigate Barr for allegedly violating his duty to guarantee religious liberty. It has also launched a petition drive in support of its campaign. Without the initial funding of atheist billionaire George Soros—he is very clever about funneling funds indirectly to radical entities—Faithful America would not exist. The Catholic League is striking back. We are contacting the same offices of the Justice Department asking that the Faithful America complaint be dismissed. We are also launching our own petition drive in support of Attorney General Barr. In his address at Notre Dame Law School, Barr warned about the efforts of militant secularists to destroy our Judeo-Christian... Read more →

Pennsylvania Tax Revenues 5th Highest in the Nation; NJ Tax Revenues 7th Highest

The Center Square State tax revenues in Pennsylvania amount to $38.4 billion, the fifth highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau reported that property tax revenues in the state totaled $43.4 million; sales and gross receipts taxes, $20.2 billion; license fees, $2.2 billion; and income taxes, $14.4 billion. The numbers do not include taxes levied by local governments, which in some cases determine property tax levels, according to the study. Under the Census Bureau’s definitions, the phrase “state government” means the executive, legislative and judicial branches, as well as agencies, panels and public bodies that are somewhat autonomous from the state. --- 2018 State Government Tax Collections \\ published here with permission of The Center Square Read more →

Home Country: Herb Collins Taking Halloween to its Extremes

Slim Randles | CNBNews To look at Herb Collins, you wouldn’t think he was like that. A nicer, kinder guy you never met. But for one evening each year … one little slice of time … he’s downright diabolical. Every small town has one, of course. There is always that one person who takes Halloween to its extremes of horror and fantasy. We have Herb. Everyone knows about his penchant for decoration. Ever since he retired, his yard and house have celebrated every holiday from Christmas to Amelia Earhart’s wedding anniversary with great festoonation and an increase in the electrical bill from all the lights. But on Halloween, Herb goes plumb nuts. It’s a good thing heart trouble is rare for the age group who go trick or treating, because Herb’s yard is a veritable booby trap of pouncing ghosts, swooping bats that swing out of the trees, loud sound... Read more →

Camden Council Candidate: "The phony progressive who lies about her own voting record..."

CAMDEN CITY NJ--You may have read recent emails from Camden City Councilwoman Felisha Reyes Morton about Susan Altman, a Hunterdon County Republican debutante who pretends to live in Camden while constantly trashing our city’s amazing progress. This is the same Altman who works for a secretive organization that refuses to disclose the names of donors paying her to malign Camden. Altman claims that she was “inspired” to become a Democrat when Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, but her official state voting transcript suggests otherwise. In fact, her record shows that she didn’t even declare “Democrat” until eight years later. If she was so “inspired” by President Obama as she claims, why didn’t she bother voting for him or Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary? For starters, she was still a Republican. In 2011, Altman still wasn’t a Democrat and didn’t vote in the primary or general elections... Read more →

Moorestown PD Alert: Mischief Night & Halloween Curfews

Please be aware its unlawful MOORESTOWN, NJ --Parents should be aware that Township Code Chapter 60 makes it unlawful for children under 17 to be out after 8:30pm on Mischief Night 10/30/19 and 10pm on Halloween 10/31/19. Consider the safety tips below to ensure a safe Halloween for everyone. Costume Safety To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won't cause safety hazards. All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent... Read more →

Pennsylvania Officials Call for Independent Investigation into Slayings by Parolees

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee and the president of the Pennsylvania State Correction Officers Association are calling for an independent investigation of the state’s Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole. The comments came during review of a report from the DOC and Parole Board that was done after five parolees were charged with homicide between May and July of 2019. The review concluded there was “no evidence of misconduct or policy or rule violations that would have reasonably affected the outcomes in these cases.” It included several recommendations, many that are already in place, according to John Wetzel, DOC Secretary, including: Reviewing critical incidents twice a year Enhancing the domestic violence protocol Improving the sharing of information between corrections, parole and district attorneys Assigning cases to a fugitive unit 15 days after a parolee has absconded... Read more →

MVC Facilities will be Closed on Election Day

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all MVC facilities, including agencies, suspension and restoration centers, driver testing sites, and inspection stations will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Regular Agency hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 8 am – 3 pm Regular Vehicle Inspection Station hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 7 am - Noon The MVC reminds customers to always check our website before visiting a local office and to take advantage of driver license renewal and other online services, such as vehicle registration renewals, driver abstract requests, and surcharge and restoration payments. For more about the ongoing positive changes at the MVC, please visit Read more →

Congresswoman Haley Stevens: NRA HAS TO GO

At a townhall meeting in Michigan this month, Congresswoman Haley Stevens appeared to lose control when the NRA came up and began emotionally screaming, “The NRA has got to go! The NRA has got to go!” The audience was filled with pro-2A Michiganders. Justin Nazaroff, an NRA Life- and Business Alliance Member, was among them. He defended gun owners in a hard-hitting TV interview afterwards. Q. Why would you, as a gun rights supporter, attend a gun control forum? A. It was actually held at a local gun club and I think the congresswoman was hoping to pack the room with her gun control allies, invite the TV cameras in, and then claim that the “gun club” audience was friendly to her gun control schemes. When I got wind of it, I got on social media and told everyone I could about it and asked them to show up. We... Read more →

New Jersey Continues to Be the Main Place for Sports Betting (October 30, 2019)-Recently released figures show that New Jersey continues to be the main US state for sports betting. In fact, the numbers for August showed that it led the way for the third time in the last four months. How big has the betting industry grown to here, and what can we expect to see in the future? The Figures The total amount of sports betting handled in August by New Jersey operators reached $293.5 million. The second place in the list was Nevada, which took in some $288 million in sports bets during the same period. May 2019 was the very first time that New Jersey had reached the top of the sporting betting list in the US. Since that month, the state has remained at the top of the list almost every month. The numbers from Nevada showed a 16% year on year rise, as the... Read more →

Cadets and Students from NJ Named to Spring 2019 Dean's List at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC (10/29/2019)-- The dean's list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester. Local cadets and students named to the dean's list are: Andrew Marcucci of Pomona, New Jersey Kevin Nakai of Bridgeton, New Jersey About The Citadel The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a classic military college education for young men and women focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. The approximately 2,400 members of the S.C. Corps of Cadets are not required to serve in the military, but about one-third of each class earn commissions to become officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Citadel alumni have served the nation, their states and their communities as... Read more →

Jefferson Health, Fresenius Kidney Care Expand Kidney Care for Camden/Gloucester County Residents

Partnership Improves Access to State-of-the-Art Facilities and Superior Care Voorhees, NJ, October 29, 2019 - Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America and the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is partnering with Jefferson Health to provide South Jersey residents living with kidney failure more convenient access to quality care. Current Jefferson Health patients will continue to receive exceptional, convenient care from the same team of expert nephrology physicians and providers at outpatient locations in Voorhees and Washington Township. “We are excited to provide access to life-sustaining treatment to people in Camden and Gloucester County living with end-stage renal disease,” said Fresenius Kidney Care Regional Vice President Carl Motz. “We are committed to providing comprehensive care to patients in need of dialysis so that they can lead fuller lives. This partnership allows us to expand that mission here in New Jersey.” The partnership with Jefferson... Read more →

Virtua Health Recognized as Health Care Technology Leader with Most Wired Designation

October 29, 2019 — For the sixth consecutive year, Virtua Health has been named a Most Wired health system in the U.S. by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This recognition acknowledges the dedication of Virtua’s leadership and information services department to invest and excel in the field of health care technology. Virtua has earned the 2019 CHIME Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9, which identifies Virtua as a health care technology leader that is actively pushing the industry forward. “Level 9 and 10 organizations have implemented advanced technologies in innovative ways and have encouraged deep adoption across the entire organization,” according to CHIME. “At Virtua Health, there is a true partnership between the technology team and the colleagues we support and service. This collaboration has led to widespread adoption of implemented technologies and a unified push to support best practices for our patients and our... Read more →

Pittsburgh Police Officer Sentenced for Lying to FBI

Western District of Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH, PA – A former City of Pittsburgh Police Officer and resident of Allegheny County was sentenced in federal court to one year of probation with 90 days of home detention for his conviction on two counts of making false statements to government agents, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Antoine Cain, age 50. According to information presented to the Court, Mr. Cain, who was a 25-year veteran police officer for the City of Pittsburgh at the time, provided false information on two occasions to federal agents in the course of a federal investigation into an armed bank robbery that occurred in January of 2018 at the Citizens Bank in Crafton, PA. Despite knowing the identity of the individual who had robbed the bank – that is, Brent Richards, who is the... Read more →

Still Time to Get Your Flu Shot in Camden County

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (October 29, 2019)--The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services recommends everyone get a flu shot this flu season, especially children and seniors who are most vulnerable. The flu shots are provided for no-out-of-pocket cost. Flu vaccinations are provided for children age 9 and older at the flu clinic sites. Children under the age of 9 need to see their primary care physician. For more information, contact the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045 Download Flu Shot Schedule Here. Read more →

VIDEO: Twin Engine Cessna Crashes into Home in Colonia; Pilot Dies

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac said the flames were under control by 1 p.m., but firefighters continued to fight hot spots. (WABC) COLONIA, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(Oct. 29, 2019) --The FAA said a twin-engine Cessna 414 came down in Colonia on Berkley Avenue at 11am today, Tuesday, just several hundred yards from the Claremont Avenue Elementary School. According to WABC the crash resulted in two homes catching on fire leaving the pilot dead. Authorities say no one was inside the house that was struck, but flames quickly spread to a nearby home where a woman was inside. She escaped without injury, but the house was damaged. No other people on the ground were impacted. The pilot was identified as Dr. Michael Schloss, who worked in New York City but his plane was based in Linden. Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Alert: Halloween Curfew, Etc.

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (October 29, 2019)--#GTPD has gotten an influx of calls about Halloween and so far a little rain in the forecast isn't going to stop the festivities. The Township had decided that curfew will be 8:30 pm on October 29, 30, and 31st. Trick-or-Treating hours will be from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm on October 31st. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

7 Apps That Will Turn Your Smartphone into a Powerful Learning Tool (October 29, 2019)--Students today study in a completely different environment than their counterparts from just 15-20 years ago. The Internet, mobile devices, and cloud technologies give us access to the tools and possibilities that would have looked completely out of this world not so long ago. However, many students still don’t realize the full potential of all the technology that surrounds them and don’t use the full potential of their smartphone. This article will rectify this – here you will find some apps that may be small and insignificant by themselves, but together they make so many tasks easier and more manageable that you will be able to save hours of your time. RefMe RefMe is a small and simple app that can significantly decrease the time waste and hassle associated with preparing citation lists for your papers. It is one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks you... Read more →

Learning Using the Internet to Enhance Your Writing Skills (October 29, 2019)--No one can deny the resourcefulness of the Internet. It opens the door to knowledge. Students can reap lots of benefits because they receive free access to all sorts of information. Thus, they can always find supporting materials and find out how to compose various academic assignments. For example, one may come across a popular online request about sites like, which looks like this – Who can do my essay for me? Students mean special academic writing companies. Almost everyone knows about them and we’ll obligatorily highlight this option too. However, there are many other ways to learn and write essays with the help of the World Web. Let’s review them straight away! Online Courses Make use of online courses. It’s a great opportunity to identify your current level of knowledge and skills. There are numerous kinds of courses and tests composed by different colleges and... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Sierra Club’s Big Green Endorsements for 2019 Election

BY New Jersey Sierra Club One week from today, New Jersey will have an important general election. The Sierra Club has announced its endorsements for the 2019 election Season. The club has endorsed many New Jersey State Legislature candidates running in the November 5, 2019 election. “We are proud to endorse these candidates for election and re-election because they will stand up for the environment in New Jersey. We are confident these candidates will represent the needs of their district when it comes to clean air, clean water, and protecting open space. These candidates will help move forward on passing important legislation on climate change and achieving Governor Murphy’s renewable energy goals. We are in a climate crisis and it is more important than ever to have legislators in New Jersey fighting to protect our environment,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. “The incumbents we endorsed... Read more →