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October 30, 2019

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... 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... Read more →


NEW JERSEY NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY: NJ ISN'T WELL-PREPARED FOR ANOTHER SANDY

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... Read more →


Pay by Phone Casinos

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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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... Read more →


Guest Opinion: PETITION DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF BILL BARR

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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


New Jersey Continues to Be the Main Place for Sports Betting

Gloucestercitynews.net (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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →