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October 10, 2019

Teamwork was the Reason for Lions Win Over Wildwood; Rams Face Pleasantville Friday Night

By Josh Lashley | CNBNews Contributor (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(October 11, 2019)--The Gloucester City High School and Gloucester Catholic High School football programs will step onto the field as considerable underdogs on Friday night when they face off with Buena and Pleasantville, respectively. But, expect both team to put up valiant efforts in their bids for an upset. The Lions (2-3 overall record) enter their West Jersey Football League (WJFL) United Division game versus Buena at home on a high note, having defeated Wildwood, (55-0), last... Read more →


Investors Bank Donation will Provide Books to Burlington County Library

(Burlington County)(October 10, 2019)--Thanks to a grant from the Investors Bank Foundation for $2,500, the Burlington County Library Systems (BCLS) will be able to purchase more books in support of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program (1KBBK). BCLS, with support from the Burlington County Library System Foundation, is in its second year of offering the 1KBBK program at all 15 of its locations throughout Burlington County. Read more →


Joshua W. Brecker, Bellmawr Bears Deck Hockey Player, Age 26

Joshua W. Brecker, on October 9, 2019, formerly of West Berlin. Age 26. Beloved son of John C. Brecker, Sr. and Laura F. Brecker (nee Sharp) and her fiancé Preston Kraft. Loving brother of John “JC” Brecker, Jr. and Kaelynn Brecker and step brother of Parker Kraft. Dear grandson of Donald C. Sharp and the late Pamela Sharp and John W. and Theresa Brecker and the late Shirley Brecker. Dear nephew of Donald Sharp, Jr. (Sandy), Michelle Pyle (John), Scott Brecker and Janine Mazzoni (Brian).... Read more →


Kraft Heinz Employees To Pack One Million Meals in 24 Hours

Around the World To Fight Hunger: October 2019 09:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This World Food Day, October 16, Kraft Heinz will hold a 24-hour global meal-packing relay race in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief non-profit organization. Starting in Sydney and ending in Chicago, 15 Kraft Heinz offices and factories around the world will join together to pack over one million meals destined for children and families in need. Employees from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico,... Read more →


MURPHY VOICES OPPOSITION AGAINST POWER PLANT

During his radio show yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy said that he was (finally) ready to share his opinion on the controversial Meadowlands power plant project, which has somehow succeeded in bonding environmentalists with former Gov. Chris Christie — at least briefly. In June, the developer for the North Bergen Liberty Generating station pulled its own application from the Department of Environmental Protection, where it was under review. "I've deferred on this long enough," Murphy said. "I have to say definitively, this project simply doesn't make... Read more →


New Jersey State Trooper Lowered by Rope to Rescue Man and Dog from Cliff

Fredon Township, N.J. – A New Jersey State Trooper was lowered by rope to rescue a hiker and his dog after they became lost on a trail in a wooded area off of Yellow Frame Road in Fredon Township, Sussex County. On Monday, October 7, at 7:44 p.m., troopers from Sussex Station were dispatched to the area after the victim called 9-1-1 to report that he had gotten lost while hiking on the “Yellow Trail” and became trapped on a steep incline at the bottom... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Intercepts Stuffed Endangered Red Siskin Finch

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Philadelphia recently encountered a taxidermied species of finch that is categorized under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) as an Appendix 1 species, which are species most in danger of extinction. CBP discovered a taxidermied Red Siskin Finch, a CITES Appendix I endangered species. CBP discovered the finch August 28 in a shipment manifested as “bird sculpture” that arrived from the Netherlands and was destined to an address in Atlanta. The... Read more →


Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall in Camden City

CAMDEN CITY NJ— (October 10, 2019)--Residents will join local experts to discuss the opioid epidemic’s impact on the community and seek possible solutions at 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. The Camden Town Hall will examine the nature of the opioid crisis in the community and what actions are being taken to address it. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12... Read more →


PATCO'S New Schedule Starts Saturday

LINDENWOLD NJ (October 9, 2019)--The schedule adjustment will take effect on Saturday, October 12th and will continue until early-December, or until all the leaves have fallen. During that period, trains between Lindenwold and Philadelphia will run at slightly reduced speeds adding additional travel time between stations. From mid-October through early December, fallen leaves that are crushed on the rails by traveling trains create an oily residue on the surface of the track. The residue can cause train wheels to slide and results in trains taking... Read more →


14 Coast Guard members receive prestigious medals at Air Station Atlantic City

Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City pose for a photo after an award ceremony where 13 were awarded with Air Medals and one was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross, for their actions in Hurricane Harvey and Florence, as well as four search and rescue cases throughout 2018 and 2019, Oct. 9, 2019. Lt. James Rader was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The Air Medal was awarded to Lt. Tyler Bittner, Lt. Stephen Bondira, Lt. Jason Brownlee, Lt. Nathaniel Giorgio, Lt. Matthew Hardgrove,... Read more →


New Jersey American Water’s H2O Help to Others™ Program

Help Is Available to Customers In Need Through CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (October 2019) – New Jersey American Water customers in need of assistance with their water or wastewater bill can turn to the company’s H2O Help to Others Program™ for help. For nearly a decade, New Jersey American Water has been assisting qualified low-income water customers through this unique assistance program. H2O Help to Others Program is administered by New Jersey SHARES (NJ Shares), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization providing statewide help, guidance and referral... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT: October is Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month; it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The two issues differ in their focus, but they’re connected by a common concern for human dignity. The right to life – humanity’s first and foundational right – ARCHBISHOP CHARLES CHAPUT includes the need to protect life from womb to natural death. It begins with, and can never exclude, the unborn child; but our obligations as Christians go well beyond the moment of birth. Men and women have equal capacities for holiness. They also... Read more →


Contour Body Studio Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Contour Body Studio offers free facials to breast cancer survivors and donate profit to Linda Creed Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 2019) - Contour Body Studio is offering a package of five free facials to breast cancer survivors during the month of October. If the brave survivor brings their caregiver, support person, or special person who helped them through their battle, they will have the opportunity to receive a free facial, as well. Plus, if a client or customer visits Contour... Read more →


Celebrating American journalist T. Thomas Fortune Home as a Historic Site in Journalism

RED BANK -- The New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation will join together on Oct. 26 to co-host an afternoon of festivities to celebrate the African American journalist T. Thomas Fortune and SPJ's recent designation of Fortune's Red Bank home as a historic site in journalism. The celebration, to be held at the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, 94 Dr. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cultural center... Read more →


Company Officers of Lancaster County Oil/Gas Charged with Bank Fraud

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Jeffrey Lyons, 58, of Lancaster, PA, Karen Connelly, 65, of Manheim, PA, and Judith Avilez, 58, of Elizabethtown, PA were all charged with bank fraud for their roles in defrauding Fulton Bank. Lyons and Connelly were charged by Information and Avilez was charged by Indictment. The charging documents allege that between 2003 through May 15, 2018, Lyons, the former CEO of Worley & Obetz, and Worley & Obetz’s two controllers, Connelly and Avilez, defrauded Fulton... Read more →


American Dream/NY Waterway Partner to Create Ferry Bus Service from NY City

Extensive Ferry-Bus Network Provides Fast, Convenient Service to American Dream EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (October 9, 2019) – American Dream, the unrivaled destination for style and play, today announced a partnership with NY Waterway to provide fast, convenient ferry-bus service from Manhattan. “We’re thrilled to partner with NY Waterway to provide American Dream guests and employees with a convenient, simple way to access our property from Manhattan,” said Don Ghermezian, CEO, American Dream. “We expect families both living in and visiting New York City to frequent... Read more →


5 Types of Vaping Injuries That Are on the Rise

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 10, 2019)--After nearly ten years on the market, some of the hazards of e-cigarette usage are now becoming clearer. Vaping was introduced to the public as a safer means for the public to consume nicotine. However, it is becoming apparent that this marketing strategy was misleading at best and likely more sinister. Unlike traditional cigarettes, vaping can cause significant damage even on the first usage. Further, since many users of these products are teenagers, some of the effects are magnified because the bodies are... Read more →


Philadelphia DA Announces Launch of Public Data Portal

The DAO Dashboard will regularly update with data from Philadelphia’s criminal justice system to provide greater transparency & accountability to the public PHILADELPHIA (October 2019) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on Thursday announced the launch of an unprecedented public data portal — the District Attorney’s Office (DAO) Dashboard — that will make Philadelphia’s system of criminal justice more accessible and transparent to the public than ever before. “The DAO Dashboard will offer data and statistics as part of our effort to replace fear-driven fictional... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Receives Financial Gift from Conrail for Safety Equipment

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 10, 2019)----The Gloucester City Police Department recently received a donation from Conrail to be used for purchasing safety equipment. John Higgins, superintendent of Conrail's South Jersey Terminal presented the check to Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell (center) and Lt. Steve Burkhardt. The money will be used to purchase three armor tactical boxes for vehicles that respond to major incidents in the community. Higgins said Gloucester City PD was chosen because Conrail moves multiple trains through downtown Gloucester City traveling over... Read more →