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October 2019

2019 Gloucester City Lions Homecoming

GLOUCESTER CITY,NJ—Homecoming 2019 was not very nice to the host Lions. The evening was upbeat and friendly with an Alumni tailgate party, the introduction of the GHS ROTC Color Guard and the crowning of Homecoming Queen Vanessa Pino and her Princess. But visiting Middle Twp provided many unhappy moments, when they handed the Lions an... Read more →


Camden City Authorities Seeking Help with Identifying Paint Ball Vandals

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating incidents involving suspects shooting a paintball gun in the city late Wednesday night and early today. Four incidents were reported to the Camden County Police Department between 10:38 p.m. last night and 12:09 a.m. this morning. The incidents occurred at the corners of Broadway &... Read more →


Obituary: Glen J. Elison, Bellmawr Volunteer Fireman

September 04, 1968 - October 30, 2019 Glen J. Elison, on October 30, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 51. Beloved husband of 29 years of Theresa (nee Castro). Devoted son of the late Thomas and Betty (nee Batten) Elison. Loving brother of Steve Elison (Annette), Richard Elison and the late Diane Liguori. Loving son-in-law of Evelyn... Read more →


Delaware hunting seasons opening in November

Deer shotgun, duck, Canada goose, other hunting seasons opening DOVER (Oct. 31, 2019) – Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open in November, including the shotgun deer season from Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 24, Sundays included, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Other popular hunting seasons opening in November include the second season... Read more →


Spec Ops Dog "Conan" going viral

Source: The American Legion Burn Pit October 30th, 2019 by MOTHAX Kind of a cool story: This story is somewhat frustrating to me because I can't quite figure out what is classified, what isn't, and what's not even accurate. Take, for instance, this piece from Newsweek: When U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers with the secretive... Read more →


The Partnership for Haddonfield & Suasion Communications Group Win Downtown Excellence Award

(L-R): Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, president of Suasion Communications Group; and Susan Hodges, Partnership for Haddonfield Chair accept a 2019 Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) ‘Excellence in Communications’ Award at the DNJ Conference in Bloomfield, NJ on October 18. Haddonfield, NJ – October 2019 – The Partnership for Haddonfield (PfH) and its agency of record, Suasion Communications Group,... Read more →


NJ State Senator Sweeney Statement on the Passing of Congressman Hughes

October 31, 2019, 11:43 am | Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Bill Hughes: “We have lost one of the most distinguished and accomplished public officials to serve New Jersey. Bill Hughes was devoted to the people he served in his congressional district, the State... Read more →


A Knee Replacement that Could Last a Lifetime?

Credit: Hospital for Special Surgery Dr. Geoffrey Westrich of Hospital for Special Surgery says advances in knee replacement surgery have benefited patients. Newswise — Forty-nine-year-old James Benfante’s knee pain got so bad he dreaded walking from the train station to his job or even standing in line. Working out in the gym became all but... Read more →


Kristin Hextall of Cherry Hill to Present at International Nursing Convention

SCRANTON, PA (10/31/2019)-- Kristin Hextall of Cherry Hill is scheduled to present her scholarly project, titled "A Multifaceted Intervention to Increase Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates in a Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Initiative", at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's 45th Biennial Convention to be held November 16-20 in Washington, D.C.... Read more →


TEMPLE RESEARCHERS: HIV Drug Stops Zika Virus Infection

Same Strategy Could Halt Infections Caused by Related Viruses, Temple Researchers Report (Philadelphia, PA) – Like an adjustable wrench that becomes the “go-to” tool because it is effective and can be used for a variety of purposes, an existing drug that can be adapted to halt the replication of different viruses would greatly expedite the... Read more →


Camden County PD Administration Building Dedicated to Chief J. Scott Thomson

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Officials from Camden County, City, and Camden-based organizations gathered outside the Police Administration Building on Federal Street as it was dedicated earlier this month to the department’s first chief, J. Scott Thomson. Thomson guided the Department’s transition from city to county control in 2013, becoming a nationally lauded leader in community policing as... Read more →


The Camden County Improvement Authority

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Camden County Improvement Authority is an independent, public agency created by the Camden County Board of Freeholders to provide low cost financing, economic development and project development services for local units, community organizations, and not-for-profit entities to foster economic, employment, redevelopment and affordable housing development projects that improve the quality of life... Read more →


Cory Booker to File for the New Hampshire Primary on November 15

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) at this weekend's Iowa steak fry. Manchester, NH — Cory Booker will file for the New Hampshire primary as a candidate for president on Friday, November 15 at approximately 8:30 AM, with a rally to follow outside the State House. The change in date is due to security measures in... Read more →


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s PINKTOBER® Campaign

Raises Over $32,000 to Support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research Atlantic City, N.J. (October 30, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City closed out their month-long PINKTOBER® campaign this afternoon by donating over $32,000 to the American Cancer Society® Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, in which $21,000 was raised by team member contributions... Read more →


Wilkes University Theatre Presents Nine, Nov. 14-17

WILKES-BARRE, PA (10/30/2019)-- Wilkes University Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical, Nine. The performances will take place on Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. The production is at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Brianna Rowland of... Read more →


The Maple Shade Halloween Parade on Main Street planned for this evening has been CANCELED.

MAPLE SHADE NJ (Oct. 31, 2019)--The Maple Shade Police Department reminds all who will be out this evening to use extreme caution. Rain, wet roadways, leaves and darkness all contribute to conditions that require pedestrians and drivers to be extra cautious on this holiday. Trick-or-Treaters should have flashlights, use sidewalks and use caution when crossing... Read more →


Camden County Supplemental Labor Service Program

C.S.L.S. Program – The County Supplemental Labor Service Program is a countywide community service program. People who are sentenced to this program report to the correctional facility, sign in, and receive their assignment for the day. These assignments primarily focus on cleaning the county parks, but can also include cleaning details similar to that of... Read more →


Murphy Encourgages High School Girls to Take Part in 2020 Girls Go CyberStart

TRENTON – Today, October 30, 2019, Governor Philip D. Murphy urged New Jersey’s high school girls to participate in the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a skills-based competition designed to encourage high school girls to pursue cyber-based learning and career opportunities. This innovative program created by the SANS Institute inspires the next generation of cybersecurity... Read more →


The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force

CHERRY HILL, NJ (Oct. 30, 2019)--The Camden County Freeholder Board recently formed an Opiate and Heroin Addiction Awareness Task Force to assist them in promoting addiction awareness and education in Camden County. The task force was officially created at their June 19th 2014 Freeholder Meeting held in Cherry Hill. This health epidemic is having devastating... Read more →


Feast of All Souls in November: Please Send Us Your Names for Remembrance

November is the time the Catholic community is especially mindful of our beloved dead. Our faith assures us that the bond of joy and love we shared in life does not end with death. As an expression of our faith, and in gratitude for the community that is Gloucester Catholic, we will soon ask our... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: LEADERS TO MAKE ANOTHER PUSH FOR LEGAL CANNABIS

Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney puts the odds of passing legislation that legalizes recreational cannabis at 50/50. This are starting to happen: lawmakers are gearing up to "start going after votes," he said. In March, the crucial vote was canceled because state senators couldn't round up enough votes. Gov. Phil Murphy has said he'll sign the... Read more →


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... 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... 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... Read more →


Pay by Phone Casinos

Gloucestercitynews.net (Oct. 30, 2019)--As mobile casino players, we often find ourselves worrying about the complexities that revolve around making deposits into our casino accounts. This is a reality, and we're always on a hunt for reliable mobile banking methods like those found at paybyphonecasino.uk. This site holds all the vital information that’s needed to ensure... Read more →


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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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;... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →


Still Time to Get Your Flu Shot in Camden County

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (October 29, 2019)--The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services recommends everyone get a flu shot this flu season, especially children and seniors who are most vulnerable. The flu shots are provided for no-out-of-pocket cost. Flu vaccinations are provided for children age 9 and older at the flu clinic sites. Children... Read more →


VIDEO: Twin Engine Cessna Crashes into Home in Colonia; Pilot Dies

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac said the flames were under control by 1 p.m., but firefighters continued to fight hot spots. (WABC) COLONIA, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(Oct. 29, 2019) --The FAA said a twin-engine Cessna 414 came down in Colonia on Berkley Avenue at 11am today, Tuesday, just several hundred yards from the Claremont Avenue Elementary School. According... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: Halloween Curfew, Etc.

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (October 29, 2019)--#GTPD has gotten an influx of calls about Halloween and so far a little rain in the forecast isn't going to stop the festivities. The Township had decided that curfew will be 8:30 pm on October 29, 30, and 31st. Trick-or-Treating hours will be from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm... Read more →


7 Apps That Will Turn Your Smartphone into a Powerful Learning Tool

Gloucestercitynews.net (October 29, 2019)--Students today study in a completely different environment than their counterparts from just 15-20 years ago. The Internet, mobile devices, and cloud technologies give us access to the tools and possibilities that would have looked completely out of this world not so long ago. However, many students still don’t realize the full... Read more →


Learning Using the Internet to Enhance Your Writing Skills

Gloucestercitynews.net (October 29, 2019)--No one can deny the resourcefulness of the Internet. It opens the door to knowledge. Students can reap lots of benefits because they receive free access to all sorts of information. Thus, they can always find supporting materials and find out how to compose various academic assignments. For example, one may come... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Sierra Club’s Big Green Endorsements for 2019 Election

BY New Jersey Sierra Club One week from today, New Jersey will have an important general election. The Sierra Club has announced its endorsements for the 2019 election Season. The club has endorsed many New Jersey State Legislature candidates running in the November 5, 2019 election. “We are proud to endorse these candidates for election... Read more →