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October 11, 2019

Saturday's Festivities in Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 11, 2019)--Pack the Park, sponsored by the Community Development Office is set for Saturday, October 12 from 4PM to 8 PM, at Proprietor’s Park, King Street and the Delaware River. Enjoy a day at the park with family, friends and the community after the Heroes to Hero 5K! Enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, bounce houses, a mechanical bull, music and more at proprietor’s Park. Visit facebook.com/events/365136587754701/ Earlier in the day the 18th annual Heroes to Hero 5-K Run/Walk will be... Read more →

$400K in Counterfeit Luxury Watches Seized by Philadelphia Custom & Border Protection

PHILADELPHIA PA (October 11, 2019)– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 38 designer brand watches Tuesday in Philadelphia that, if authentic, would have had a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $412,750. Instead, they’re headed to destruction. Officers examined the shipment from Hong Kong August 26. It was manifested as “P1967 Lithium Ion Batteries in CO,” and was destined to an address in Philadelphia. Officers suspected the watches to be counterfeit and detained the shipment, which included the Rolex, Invicta, Rado and Hublot... Read more →

Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Pennsauken Shooting

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (October 11, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pennsauken Township Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who may have information on a shooting that occurred on October 7, 2019 at approximately 1:34 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a man who was shot in the area of the 3900 block of Camden Avenue in Pennsauken. Police located the victim, a 34-year-old man from Pennsauken, at a nearby hospital receiving treatment from apparent gunshot wounds. Members of... Read more →

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $90,000,000

TRENTON (Oct. 11, 2019) – There was one New Jersey Lottery ticket sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, Oct. 9, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. That ticket was purchased with Powerplay, multiplying the prize to $100,000. The winning ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at Bridgeton Deepwater Food, 554 South Broadway, Deepwater in Salem County. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Oct. 9, drawing were: 05, 18, 33, 43 and 65. The Red... Read more →


Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a plan to fix a major public health crisis: lead-contaminated drinking water. The problem centers around the 350,000 lead pipes that lead to homes and public buildings. Every one of these pipes must be replaced within a decade, Murphy said, and children will be tested so officials can track the level of lead in their bloodstream. To help pay for the cost to replace these pipes — an estimated $2 billion — there will be a $500 million bond question... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA--Cherry Street Pier hosts a birthday celebration to mark its first year as a public space, and also pays tribute to the Pier’s 100th anniversary. Cherry Street Pier, which opened on October 12, 2018, has hosted over 19 art exhibits, 103 free events, and has seen over 250,000 visitors in its inaugural season. To commemorate Best of Philly’s Best New Public Space’s birthday, DRWC invites you to a special celebration that will include numerous free activities including family fun face painting, balloon magic, and... Read more →

Obituary: Bruce B. O'Donnell Westville

Bruce B. O'Donnell of Westville, NJ passed away in Inspira Hospital Woodbury, NJ on October 5, 2019 with his family by his side at the age of 75. Bruce was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Bernard & Marie (nee Herzer). He retired from Conrail Railroad of Philadelphia and Camden as a Railroad Yard Master. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing at St. Joachim RC Church Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ on Tuesday, October 15 from 9-10:00 AM with his Mass of Christian Burial... Read more →

Football Heads to Philadelphia for Saturday Showdown at Penn on ESPN+

GAME INFORMATION Matchup Sacred Heart (3-2, 1-1 NEC) at Penn (1-2, 0-1 Ivy) Date/Time Saturday, Oct. 12 | 1:00 p.m. Location Franklin Field | Philadelphia, Pa. Livestream ESPN+ Radio Penn Audio Live Stats Live Stats Tickets Purchase Here Game Notes Sacred Heart | Penn Twitter @SHU__Football PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Following a disappointing outing on Homecoming against CCSU, the Sacred Heart football team heads back on the road for non-conference play with a trip to Philly to take on Penn on Saturday at 1 PM. This... Read more →

St. Joseph Regional/Bergen Catholic Featured in the Great American Rivalry Series® Broadcast Saturday

Oradell, N.J. – October 11, 2019 – The Great American Rivalry Series will highlight the St. Joseph Regional Green Knights and Bergen Catholic Crusaders. This game is one of five nationwide rivalries handpicked for a Facebook Watch broadcast. Now in its 16th year, the Great American Rivalry Series® celebrates the passion of high school football. Since 2004, the Series has covered 859 elite high school football rivalry games across 44 states, highlighting exceptional athletes and decades of competition. We Know Friday Nights™. The 2019 Series... Read more →

Route 322/Swedesboro Road to be closed this weekend in Woolwich

Signed detours will be in place (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the weekend closure of Route 322/Swedesboro Road in both directions between Paulsboro Road and Tomlin Station Road as the Route 322/Swedesboro Road CR 551/Kings Highway intersection improvement project advances in Woolwich, Gloucester County. Beginning at 8 p.m., tonight, Friday, October 11, until 8 p.m., Monday, October 14, NJDOT’s contractor, R.E. Pierson, will close Route 322/Swedesboro Road in both directions between Paulsboro Road and Tomlin Station Road in Woolwich... Read more →

Obituary: Ed Culberson, of Tampa, Fl., formerly of Gloucester City NJ

RELATED: OBITUARIES TAMPA, FLORIDA--Edward Earl Culberson, of Tampa, Florida passed away on August 1, 2019 at the age of 76. A former resident of Gloucester City, Ed attended Monmouth Street Elementary School and Gloucester Ed Culberson City High School. In 1962, his senior year at GHS he returned to Tampa. Connie Sarlo Cleary, who was his classmate, remembered him as a quiet guy who mostly stayed to himself. "Even so the girls thought he was cute and they loved to hear him talk because of... Read more →

Emily Rudderow of Tabernacle Named to 2019 Kutztown University Homecoming Court

KUTZTOWN, PA (10/2019)-- Kutztown University has announced its student members of the 2019 Homecoming Court, including Emily Rudderow of Tabernacle, NJ (08088). Winners will be announced at halftime of KU's homecoming football game, 2:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Andre Reed Stadium. Finalists for Homecoming Queen are Karlie Doyle, Ashley Lipari, Natalie Perkowski, Emily Rudderow, Alyssa Sheldon, Victoria Tennyson and Xiomara Toledo. Finalists for Homecoming King are Cameron Crisologo, Noah Hartley, Braden Hudak, Jacob Khalife, Robert McGowan, Matthew Miller and Patrick Moyer. About Kutztown University... Read more →

New Jersey American Water Lead and Copper Sampling Tests Completed; All Systems Compliant

CAMDEN City, NJ (October 11, 2019) – New Jersey American Water has completed its required lead and copper sampling for 2019 and all systems tested meet state water quality regulations. The company tested 14 water systems that are required to be tested between June and September, and all results show compliance with safe drinking water guidelines for lead and copper. The company’s other 20 water systems are tested every three years in accordance with DEP regulations and they are also in compliance. “New Jersey American... Read more →

Wall Township Student is Designing Augmented Reality Software to Help NASA Astronauts

PEORIA, IL (10/09/2019)-- Luke Piazza of Wall Township (07719) is part of Bradley University's BU Earth team that is designing an augmented reality interface for NASA astronauts. This is the third stage of the NASA S.U.I.T.S Design Challenge (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students), and the third year Bradley students have participated. Piazza, a Interactive Media Game Design major, is a programmer on the project. The current team, comprised of nine members, is creating an augmented reality interface for NASA astronauts to use in activities... Read more →

American Dream & NY Waterway Planning Ferry - Bus Service from Manhattan

Extensive Ferry-Bus Network Provides Fast, Convenient Service to American Dream EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (October 11, 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 →

Local Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Performance

OLD WESTBURY, NY (10/09/2019)-- Several locals are among the 141 New York Institute of Technology student-athletes who achieved a 3.2 or better GPA in the spring 2019 semester, and qualified for the university's Athletic Director's Honor Roll: Julia Braungart of Southampton (08088) Kylie Lacerte of Woolwich (08085) Thirteen student-athletes actually produced perfect 4.0 GPAs: Julia Andor, Kaitlyn Byrnes, Ashley Claud, Diego Espiniella, Madisyn Hausch, Jean Kehyayan, Kylie Lacerte, Veronika Nemcova, Ane Rake, Ruth Rodriguez, Martin Sundell, Pol Zapata and Ann-Kathrin Zilles. Here is the full... Read more →

Leading Shippers, Carriers and Logistics Firms in EPA Region 3 Earn EPA Distinction

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 8, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored top-performers in the freight industry with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards. Awardees are shippers, carriers and logistics providers that excel at saving fuel and shrinking their emissions footprints. “Over the past 15 years, the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transportation Partnership has provided the tools and information for thousands of companies to create leaner, more efficient supply chains,” said EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality Director Sarah Dunham. “This year, EPA is recognizing... Read more →

GUEST POST: STD Crisis Is No Mystery

October 11, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the spike in Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): We have an STD crisis on our hands, one that many elites continue to misunderstand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are at an all-time high. Nearly 2.5 million cases were reported in 2018. What makes this so disturbing is the fact that not too long ago these three diseases had been in decline; they have been increasing for the... Read more →

Obituary | Mary Ann Bakanowsky of Bellmawr

December 06, 1945 - October 10, 2019 Mary Ann Bakanowsky (nee Kedzior), on October 10, 2019, of Bellmawr, formerly of Stratford. Age 73. Beloved wife of the late Philip. Loving mother of David Bakanowsky and Colleen Windt (Joseph). Dear Nana of Cameron and Tyler Windt and Billy and Danny Jentsch. Also survived by many loving friends and neighbors. Mary Ann was an animal lover and avid Phillies fan. There will be a visitation on Saturday from 11am to 1pm at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden and Rowan U Receive Nearly $900k for Scientific Research

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded $898,709 to Rutgers University–Camden and Rowan University for their respective Pharmacology, Physiology and Biological Chemistry Research programs. “The frontiers of scientific advancement and medical innovation are being explored right here in South Jersey,” said Congressman Norcross, a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. “The work going on at our area’s top-notch institutions will... Read more →