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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 8-6 defeat. The Lions score came on a fumble recovery in the Panthers endzone. This week the Lions travel to Lower Cape May on Friday night Photo's courtesy of Bruce... 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 & Chestnut Street, 4th & Market Street, Chestnut Street & Newton Avenue and Broadway & Berkley Street. In each instance, a victim who was walking reports having paintballs fired in their... 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 Castro (nee Corgliano) and the late Adrian Castro. Brother-in-law of John Castro and Dennis Liguori. Dear uncle of Chris (April), Amanda, Rich, Jr., Kevin (Jeanine) and Katie. Also survived by... 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 split for ducks and the first season split for Canada goose, with many other hunting seasons also opening. Complete information is available online by visiting 2019-2020 Delaware Hunting and Trapping... 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 Joint Special Operations Command flew into Syria's northwestern Idlib province to capture or kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a male Belgian Malinois was along for the ride in the historic military... 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, received a 2019 ‘Excellence in Communications’ award from Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) in the category of ‘Tools of the Trade’ for their Communications Campaign. The DNJ Downtown Excellence Awards recognize... 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 of New Jersey and the country. He gained the respect and appreciation of all who worked with him and he was a model of bipartisanship who demonstrated that public service... 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 impossible. He decided it was time for knee replacement surgery, and he did what many people do nowadays: he went online to get the latest information. Mr. Benfante, who lives... 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. Hextall is a recent graduate of The University of Scranton's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. She also received her master's degree in nursing from The University. 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 treatment of different infectious diseases. Such a strategy would prevent thousands of deaths each year from diseases like dengue and Ebola, but whether it can be done has been unclear.... 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 the city’s crime rate plummeted to record lows. Thomson retired at the end of August after 25 years of serving the city and county. (source press release) Retired Chief Thomson... 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 for the residents of Camden County and other eligible areas of the State of New Jersey. The Authority has successfully partnered with various clients ranging from higher education institutions, large... 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 place for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the State House on November 7. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 CONCORD WHAT: Cory Booker Files for the NH Primary, Holds Rally WHERE: 107... 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 alone. The property employs over 3,500 team members, all of whom came together in various aspects to raise money throughout the month of October. Hard Rock Atlantic City raised funds... 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 Pennsauken, N.J. (08110) is playing the role of Stephanie Necrophorus. Aariyana Gould of Salem, N.J. (08079) is playing the role of stage manager. About Wilkes University: Wilkes University is a... 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 or walking along the street. Drivers should slow down and be aware of your surroundings. If everyone works together this can still be a safe and candy filled day! Be... 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 the Road Crew Program. This program generally operates during the weekend. Municipalities and non-profit organizations can call 225-7643 to determine eligibility and to arrange a time of service. Road Crew... 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 professionals and recognizes talented youth in New Jersey through a series of online challenges and puzzles. Registration for Girls Go CyberStart opens on December 2, with online gaming commencing on... 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 effects on families and claiming the lives of more and more residents every day,” said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli. We have to do our part as facilitator in the community... 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 faculty, staff and students to list those whom they would like to remember during this month so that we can place these names near the altar in the Dominican chapel... 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 bill — it just has to make it to his desk. (NJ.com) NJ SCHOOLS: MIXED GRADES THIS YEAR ON REPORT CARD The results of the so-called 'Nation’s Report Card' are... 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 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,... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →