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IT AIN'T EASY GROWING OLD

UPDATED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet We visited a friend in a nursing home last week. She has Alzheimers Disease. Posted on the home's bulletin board was this poem about the terrible illness. Our mother suffered with Alzheimer's for five years. We were able to keep her and my dad, who was sick with Parkinson's, at home over that period of time which started in 1988-89. My father George died in 1994 at the age of 81 and my Mazie E. Cleary mother Mazie... Read more →


Dedication Event to Honor Camden City Police Chief J. Scott Thomson

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Camden County Board of Freeholders cordially invites you to the dedication of the Chief J. Scott Thomson, Camden County Police Administration Building on October 22nd at 10 AM. The Police Administration Building is located at 800 Federal Street in Camden. “The organization that we created was one in which a culture, from day one, was that our officers would be guardians, and not warriors.” – Chief J. Scott Thomson Kindly RSVP to Sarah Schulz at (856) 216-2119 or Sarah.Schulz@CamdenCounty.com. Read More. Read more →


Become a Census Taker: Virtual Job Fair from October 21st - 26th

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. Though the next census won't be taken until 2020, the Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important temporary positions. Camden County invites you to attend a Virtual Job Fair at many locations throughout the County between October 21st - 26th. Pay starts at $16.50 per hour for these temporary positions. Visit www.CamdenCounty.com/Census2020 for a complete list of job fair locations and more information. Read more →


Helping Seniors Afford Health Care Act Approved by Committee, Headed to House Floor

October 19, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to pass the Helping Seniors Afford Health Care Act, H.R. 4671. The bill will now go to the full House for final passage. The bill, introduced by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL), would increase access to affordable health care for senior citizens. “Lowering the cost of health care for seniors is a top priority for me and people in Burlington and Ocean... Read more →


Appalachian Commission Awards $8M to Boost Economic Development in PA Coal Regions

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $8 million in grants to Pennsylvania counties hit hard by a decline in the coal-mining region, according to a statement from the office of Gov. Tom Wolf. “As the economies of coal communities declined, less funding was available to complete the infrastructure projects needed to attract new businesses,” said Sheri Collins, acting executive director of the Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives. “This includes high-speed, reliable broadband internet access. The projects funded by... Read more →


EPA Funding Will Help Protect Children by Reducing Diesel Air Pollution in the Mid-Atlantic Region

PHILADELPHIA (October 18, 2019) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $5.66 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding to reduce emissions from polluting diesel engines in the Mid-Atlantic region. The DERA funding was awarded to public and private partners to retrofit and replace old, polluting diesel vehicles and equipment, including various diesel-powered trucks and port equipment. “This funding supports EPA’s commitment to protecting children’s health,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “The projects funded by EPA will reduce harmful pollutants... Read more →


The Campbell Soup Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Grants to Strengthen and Empower Healthy Communities

Eleven New Jersey-based Organizations to Receive Grants October 17, 2019 CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced more than $1.5 million in grants to 22 organizations as part of the Campbell Soup Foundation’s annual grantmaking cycle and Campbell’s Healthy Communities, the company’s signature philanthropic program. The grantees include 11 organizations with operations in Camden, the home of Campbell’s World Headquarters. The Campbell Soup Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on three key areas: increasing healthy food access; encouraging healthy living; and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods. The Campbell’s... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Why The Spike In Youth Suicide?

October 18, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the rise in youth suicide: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that young people (ages 10-17) experienced a 56 percent rise in suicide between 2007 and 2017. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people, behind accidental injuries (e.g. drugs and car crashes). Experts are good at providing data, but are not so good at understanding why this is happening. Adolescents are not unaccustomed to bouts of depression, and they... Read more →


Careers in Utilities Week:

South Jersey Gas and Atlantic City Electric Celebrate with Local Technical Schools FOLSOM, N.J. – Oct. 18, 2019 – To celebrate the third-annual New Jersey Careers in Utilities Week, South Jersey Gas and Atlantic City Electric hosted events at two local technical schools – Cumberland County Technical Education Center and Atlantic County Institute of Technology. More than 400 students participated in the events, which featured Legacy Nexus Foundation Executive Director and Founder Charles Wilson, a utility employee panel discussion and utility truck tours. Students also... Read more →


Gloucester Township to Host Their 2nd Food and Craft Beer Festival

Gloucester Township is thrilled to announce that they will be hosting their second annual Food & Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, October 26th, along the Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. This year the event will be bigger and better with the addition of delectable wine from Valenzano Winery! Stop by the beer garden and enjoy craft beer from famous breweries, delicious wine, and live music, or stroll down the pike lined up with 27 amazing food trucks. There will be... Read more →


Joseph’s House of Camden Celebrates Expanded Facilities, New Services on World Homeless Day

Joseph’s House of Camden Grand Open House included facility tours and remarks from key donors, including Jon Bon Jovi CAMDEN CITY, N.J., Oct. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Joseph’s House of Camden (JHOC), a South Jersey-based homeless shelter committed to providing shelter and support for those in need, hosted a Grand Open House on October 10, World Homeless Day, to celebrate the opening of expanded facilities and the addition of day services. The day’s program featured remarks from Executive Director Shawn Sheekey, Camden Mayor Frank... Read more →


CAMDEN COUNTY RESIDENTS: Free Senior and Disabled Legal Workshops

The Camden County Board of Freeholders, the Department of Health and Human Services—Division of Senior and Disabled Services, and the Surrogate’s Office are hosting free legal workshops for senior and disabled residents of Camden County. Those attending the workshops receive will receive at no cost: a last will and testament, an advance directive for health care, and power of attorney. Senior residents must be aged 60 and over, while disabled citizens must be aged 18 and over. Workshops are limited to 35 participants per session... Read more →


Gloucester City History: Devlin's Haberdashery

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Frank Devlin sent us this photo of his grandfather's haberdashery at 603 Monmouth street before the 1929 financial crash. Years later the store was the home of Pete Pellegrino's barber shop Pictured: Jack Devlin, Frank's father at age 7, is dressed in white for his First Holy Communion. The store window is Devlin's haberdashery store at 603 Monmouth Street in Gloucester City, NJ. Jack's parents, J. Frank and Alice are also seen here. RELATED: Gloucester City History Read more →


Get Fit at Cooper River Park

Mindful Mondays - Join us every Monday through October 28th for Mindful Mondays. Bring your own mat to the corner of Cuthbert Boulevard and North Park Drive in Haddon Township for Yoga on the Cooper River. Community instructors teach all-levels vinyasa flow classes at 6 PM. Read More. Cardio on the Cooper - Join us on Tuesdays for Cardio on the Cooper, a FREE 60 minute, calorie annihilating outdoor workout. Power your way through challenging cardio and resistance circuits to build strength and endurance. Read... Read more →


Pennsylvania Democrats Introduce Legislation to Legalize Recreational 'Pot'

Gloucester City News blog files By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square Democratic state Sens. Daylin Leach and Sharif Street have introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania for users over the age of 21. If approved by the Legislature, the marijuana industry would generate about $500 million in the first fiscal year of operations that can be used to fund school districts, they said in a statement. Anyone previously convicted or awaiting trial on marijuana charges would have their convictions or charges erased,... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 18 (October 20, 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 →