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October 6, 2019

Arrests of 6-year-olds shows the perils of putting police in primary schools

Research suggests putting police in schools (formally known as school resource officers, or SROs) can quickly escalate what would otherwise be a routine school disciplinary situation. by: F. Chris Curran | October 6, 2019 | Greatschools.org When states like Florida pass laws to put more police officers in schools, the idea is to keep kids safe. But as the arrest of two 6-year-olds in a Florida school in October has shown, sometimes one threat to the students is the officers themselves. Instead of being protected,... Read more →


Sweeney & Greenstein Call for Action on Clean Water

Senators: We must expedite $100M in bond money to protect drinking water in schools & move on other water safety initiatives Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Linda Greenstein today called for action on a range of initiatives to protect the state’s drinking water supplies, including expedited action on the $100 million in bond money to protect drinking water in schools. “When voters approved the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act, they expected action to protect schoolchildren from exposure to contaminated water,” said... Read more →


MURPHY SAYS: DON’T LIKE HIGH TAXES? LEAVE NJ

AMOROSO & WOOLLEY: “TAXPAYERS OUTRAGED” OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J.(October 6,2019)- – Alongside thousands of NJ taxpayers, Assembly candidates Mike Amoroso and Matt Woolley were stunned and outraged by Governor Phil Murphy’s recent comments. Murphy was reported by KYW Newsradio to have said, “If you’re a one issue voter and tax rate is your issue, if that’s the only basis upon which you’re going to make a decision, we’re probably not your State. “I’m a small business owner, I have a family, I have 3 kids, and... Read more →


Federal Street Bridge to Close Monday

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, has been notified by Wyndham Construction that crews will be replacing pavement and sidewalk on Federal Street in Camden City outside of the new global headquarters of ResinTech Inc. beginning Monday, Oct. 7. The project will require a full closure of the roadway East State Street and River Avenue. “This project had previously been rescheduled due to unforeseen events, but it remains extremely important that motorists are aware of... Read more →


Winslow Police Arrest Bicyclist on Marijuana and Gun Charges

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP NJ--On October 4th, 2019 at approximately 11:17 hours, Winslow Township Police Officer Gibbons observed a bicyclist riding against the flow of traffic on Sicklerville Road in the area of Thousand Oak Dr. Officer Gibbons attempted to stop the bicyclist later identified as Westley Swanson. Swanson totally disregarded Gibbons' signal to stop and in fact began to peddle feverishly away and into traffic. The officer was able to close in on Swanson in the area of The One Stop Shop on Sicklerville Road. The... Read more →


Catholic Business Network Hosting a Dinner, Derby and Dance Party

Gloucestercitynews.net—BLACKWOOD, NJ --Reserve your tickets! The Dinner, Derby and Dance Party is fast approaching! On Friday, October 11, 2019 the Catholic Business Network is hosting an awesome fundraising event that supports Catholic Education right here in South Jersey. Attendees will experience a great night of food, fun, dancing and horse racing! The event will be held from 6pm-10pm at Our Lady of Hope Parish Hall located at 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Tickets are $45 each and tables of 10 can be reserved.... Read more →


Penn GSE alum leads newly-named National Blue Ribbon School in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA--One of two School District of Philadelphia schools named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education is led by a Penn GSE alumnus. This marks the second year in a row that Penn GSE alum have led schools selected for this honor. Last year, the two selected District schools were headed up by Penn GSE alum. This year, George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science, led by Principal Ted Domers (Ed.D., 2015) was recognized for excellence. Last year’s... Read more →


U.S. Retailers made over $140 billion in Global Online Sales Last Year

Internet Retailer’s 2019 Global E-Retail Expansion Report breaks down the 889 Top 1000 U.S. ecommerce retailers selling internationally. Insights include analysis on total international web sales and growth, breakdown of global fulfillment operations, data on international payment methods and more. CHICAGO, October 4, 2019—With over $140 billion in ecommerce sales to consumers in other countries, some U.S. retailers are thinking globally. But only half of U.S. retailers in the Internet Retailer Top 1000 accept online orders from consumers in other countries. The most common way... Read more →


“No Stigma. No Shame. Know the facts!”

DRPA LAUNCHES MULTIFACETED INITIATIVE TO PREVENT MISUSE AND ABUSE OF OPIOIDS “No Stigma. No Shame. Know the facts!” raises employee awareness about issues related to dependency and addiction In response to the opioid epidemic that has gripped our nation, today the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) announced it is taking steps to educate its employees about opioid dependency, opioid addiction and the health impacts associated with vaping. With support from the Board of Commissioners, a comprehensive, multifaceted initiative... Read more →


18th Annual Heroes to Hero Run Oct. 12

18th Annual Heroes to Hero 5-K Run/Walk Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:00am A time to honor and remember Tom, Jim and John who gave their lives in the tragic house fire on July 4, 2002, Gloucester City, NJ. Join their firefighter brothers, family, and friends in a day of remembrance and celebration of their lives. $3,000 in cash and prizes! Teams Welcomed! REGISTRATION FEES: Pre-registration for all entries postmarked prior to September 30, 2019: $25 Thereafter, and the day of the event: $30 Children... Read more →


ICE HSI roots out child predators at home and abroad

ICE HSI takes a victim-centered approach to its child exploitation investigations by working to identify victims, offenders, and possible locations based on information extracted from images and/or videos. It works in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and other federal, state, and local agencies to help solve cases and rescue sexually exploited children. Specifically, HSI has special agents assigned to NCMEC, as it is the largest source of tips from the public. With regional offices in California, Florida, New York... Read more →


How The Norcross Political Machine Muscled In On Camden City's Prime Real Estate, NJ's Poorest Community

Published by WNYC News George Norcross (r) and John Sheridan in 2012. Two years later, they clashed over a lucrative land deal on the Camden waterfront. ( AP / AP Images ) i Oct 3, 2019 · by Nancy Solomon and Jeff Pillets This article was produced in partnership with the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. For decades, Camden City, New Jersey, has exemplified urban decay. A steady exodus of residents and jobs turned the once-thriving industrial port into the state’s poorest city. The waterfront was... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 16(October 6, 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 →