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October 2019

*Gloucester High School Class of '65 Planning 55th Reunion

SAVE THE DATE! image The Gloucester City High School Class of 1965 is planning their 55th Class Reunion. It will be held on April 25, 2020 at The Kove in Audubon. Additional details will be available shortly. For information, questions, or to express interest, please contact either Frank Carrick (856-241-9483, [email protected]) or Carolyn Shaw (856-933-9121, [email protected]). GHS Class of 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 Reunion Photo Album Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing: Fall Turkey Season Now Opened in Western Maryland

Higher Turkey Population Anticipated This Year The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the fall turkey hunting season is now opened anbd will continue through Nov. 3 in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter. “Although many hunters are focused on deer this time of year, the fall turkey season can provide an equally exciting and enjoyable opportunity for those who give it a try,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Wild turkeys are abundant in the western region, so hunters should have ample opportunity to find a fall bird.”... Read more →

Former Rite Aid Vice President Sentenced to Prison for Vendor Kick-Back And Tax Evasion Charges

Middle District of Pennsylvania HARRISBURG – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that former Vice President for Rite Aid, Inc. (Rite Aid), James W. Pilsner, age 61, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment followed by two years on supervised release on October 23, 2019, by U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones, III, for perpetrating a vendor kick-back scheme that defrauded the Company out of $5.7 million and for committing tax evasion. According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, Pilsner pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of... Read more →

Cape May County Authorities Warn Resident to be Cautious Trick or Treating

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief of County Detectives Paul S. Skill warn the residents of Cape May County to be cautious with suspicious or unfamiliar looking candy and other edible items during the Halloween season. On Friday October 25, 2019, a bag of suspected heroin was found in a child's bag of candy that was collected from a Trick or Treat event held in the Rio Grande Section of Middle Township. According to Prosecutor Sutherland, this was one isolated incident but the laboratory analysis indicated the substance inside the... Read more →

Attention Pennsylvania Republicans

It has come to our attention, George Soros and the far left activists are dumping millions of dollars in out of state money into the 2019 races. We cannot let left wing liberals buy our elections. It is undeniable that Pennsylvania will be the top battleground state in 2020, but the Democrats have started now, trying to buy the 2019 Courthouses. Already, dark money from the far left wing has made its way to Pennsylvania. George Soros and his cronies have sent millions of dollars making moves with independent expenditures. We can and must fight back! Can you help us... Read more →

Pine Hill PD Alert: Curfew 8:00PM October 28 thru October 31

Borough Trick or Treating 10.31.19 3:00PM-8:00PM The Pine Hill Police Department would like to remind residents that curfew will be earlier on October 28 thru October 31 due to Halloween. Curfew will be 8:00 PM – 6:00AM October 28th – 31st for anyone under the age of 18 that is not accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult person having custody, care or control of the juvenile. (Resolution 2019-177) The Borough will be “Trick-or-Treating” from 3:00PM – 8:00PM on Thursday, October 31st! MISCHIEF NIGHT SAFETY TIPS Park your car in the garage and secure the vehicle and garage door... Read more →

Spooktacular for Camden County Seniors: Prize Bingo

LAWNSIDE, NJ--The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents Spooktacular Seniors Free Prize Bingo on October 31st at 11 AM at the Wayne R. Bryant Community Center. This event is for Camden County seniors ages 55 years and older. Doors open at 11 AM (please do not arrive before 10:45 AM) at which time lunch will be served. Bingo will begin approximately at noon. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. If you have your own bingo dabbers, please bring them. To RSVP, please call Tom Castellano at (856) 858-2986 or email [email protected]. There will be... Read more →

Videos: Camden City Not Rising says Film Producer

CNBNews (Camden City, NJ)--The video titled Camden Not Rising shows just a short version of some of the truths about Camden City, NJ. This City has been robbed by politicians as well as corporations claiming to come to Camden City (receiving Tax Breaks) but not hiring City residents. CEO Of Holtec (Camden Based) stated the people do not know how to work and they are lazy, they never seen their parents get up and work! Judge for yourself!!!!!!! produced August 18, 2019 (caption and video by Gary GSAM Samuels) For comparison please watch a similar video about Camden City that... Read more →

Attention Camden County Seniors: Billiards & Bowling

The Camden County Board of Freeholders in conjunction with The Big Event Entertainment Experience presents a free day of billiards and bowling for Camden County seniors ages 55 and older. Your day will include 3 free rounds of bowling, complimentary shoe rental, open billiards rooms for players and first time learners, complimentary coffee, doughnuts, all-beef hot dog, bag of chips, and a soft drink. Slots for this event are limited and RSVPs will be on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP, please contact Tom Castellano at (856) 858-2986 or [email protected]. Read more →

Egg Harbor Woman Charged with Aggravated Manslaughter in Crash that Killed Mother and Infant

MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor Township woman is charged in connection to a fatal motor vehicle collision on February 26, 2019, that killed a mother and her infant son, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. photo Nancy Cavanaugh On Tuesday, Nancy Cavanaugh, 66, was charged with two counts of Aggravated Manslaughter in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision occurring on February 26, 2019, on English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township. “This was a senseless tragic loss of a young mother and infant son, which could have easily been avoided. There are too many examples of these tragedies... Read more →

Somers Point Restaurant Week Starts Nov. 1

Waitress Donna Mirsh and owner Jeff Thomas show off the lunch specials at Charlie's Bar & Restaurant during Somers Point Restaurant Week. SOMERS POINT NJ --The 10th annual Somers Point Restaurant Week (SPRW) will be held Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 10 – offering prix fixe menu pricing for lunch and dinner at participating restaurants throughout the city. Restaurant Week is an opportunity to “Sip and Savor” Somers Point at one of 16 unique and popular eateries at an affordable fixed menu price – three-course dinners for $27.19, and two-course lunches for $12.19. Participating restaurants include: Anchorage Tavern, Buona... Read more →

Camden County One-Stop Career Center: Employment Opportunity Event

CHERRY HILL NJ --The Salvation Army will be holding a recruitment event on Tuesday, October 29th at the Camden County One-Stop Career Center, 101 Woodcrest Road, Suite 127, Cherry Hill, NJ. ALL candidates MUST schedule an appointment before October 29th to reserve a slot. Seating is limited, CALL: 856-549-0556 to schedule your time. Come in and speak with a career coach or counselor. Refer to NJ job #14630990. The Salvation Army will be on hand to interview candidates. Call 856-549-0556 or visit a local Career Center/American job Center. Walk-ins can only be accepted if there are open seats, calling ahead... Read more →


MAYS LANDING- The daughter and granddaughter of two homicide victims has pleaded guilty for their murders, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Heather Barbera Heather Barbera, 43, of Ventnor, pleaded guilty to the following charges: Amended count of first degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of her mother Michelle Gordon, 67 1st degree Murder of her grandmother, Elaine Rosen, 87 The aggregate sentence 42 years with 40 years and 2 months without parole. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2020. “Heather Barbera did the unthinkable when she murdered her mother and grandmother with a billy club used by her... Read more →

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 20 miles off Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man from a cruise ship Sunday approximately 20 nautical miles east of Atlantic City. Personnel aboard the cruise ship Mein Schiff contacted Sector Delaware Bay Coast Guard watchstanders at 10:20 a.m. reporting a crewmember suffered abdominal pain and was in need of medical attention. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. Once on-scene, the Dolphin aircrew hoisted the man aboard the helicopter and transported him to Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City where emergency medical services were waiting. “We... Read more →

Salem NJ Man, Member of White Supremacist Group, Arrested on Federal Charges

Vanguard America Logo courtesy of PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Fred Arena, 41, of Salem, New Jersey was arrested this morning and charged by Indictment with making false statements to government agents. The Indictment alleges that the defendant, who is an employee at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and as such is required to obtain a security clearance, lied to obtain the clearance. He also subsequently lied to federal investigators who asked him about his answers to questions on the security clearance paperwork. According to the Indictment, on January 10, 2019, Arena completed the standard... Read more →

Camden County Residents: Final Week for Get Fit at Cooper River

Mindful Mondays - Join us for our final Mindful Monday of 2019 on 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 for our final Cardio on the Cooper of 2019, on Tuesday, October 29 for a FREE 60 minute, calorie annihilating outdoor workout. Power your way through challenging cardio and resistance circuits to build strength and endurance. Read More. Lululemon at... Read more →

Philadelphia Mummers Parade Keeps A New Year Tradition Alive

After the Mummers Parade, revelers hed to Two Street in Philadelphia Pennsport neighborhood to keep the New Year's Day party going (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia) PHILADELPHIA, PA --New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to fete 2020 than at Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade, a tradition dating back to 1901 in which 10,000 men, women and children dressed in colorfully lavish costumes twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut down one of the city’s main streets. A carnival-like atmosphere welcomes revelers who stop by at the last minute—but a little advance preparation helps onlookers get the best... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Police Blotter: Oct. 14-20

Reminder for the week: Hunters should pay attention to property lines, hunting rules DOVER (Oct. 25, 2019) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Oct. 14-20 made 2,040 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 45 citations. Officers responded to 44 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at... Read more →

14 New Breweries & 16 More Coming Soon to Philadelphia

The Proper Brewing Company (photo courtesy of Visit Bucks County) Philadelphia’s Beer Scene Continues Its Boom From The City To The Suburbs To The Countryside Philadelphia and The Countryside’s lengthy craft beer trail has grown even longer this year. Over the past six months, 14 breweries have debuted in and beyond the city. Each drinking destnation offers an experience that’s wholly different from the next. There are ales that come with a side of axe-throwing (The Proper Brewing Company at ThrowHouse), a Point Breeze expansion for Dock Street, a Revolutionary farm-to-glass experience at Artillery Brewing and a pair of breweries... Read more →

Pennsylvania: Urge Your Representative to Support Pro-Hunting Legislation on Monday

source NRA-ILA HARRISBURG, PA--On Monday, October 28, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is scheduled to consider pro-hunting legislation, Senate Bill 147. It is important that NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters contact their state Representative and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 147 with NO WEAKENING AMENDMENTS. Senate Bill 147, sponsored by Senator Dan Laughlin, would expand opportunities for Pennsylvania hunters by providing for three additional days of hunting on Sundays during the season. Hunters are responsible for millions of acres of habitat restoration and conservation dollars through Pittman-Robertson taxes paid on firearms and other hunting equipment and should... Read more →

Lower Township Police Establish a Safe Exchange Zone for Online Commerce Transactions

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ--Effective October 25, 2019, The Lower Township Police Department has established a “Safe Exchange Zone” in the front police parking lot of the Public Safety Building in the Airport Complex, located at 1389 Langley Road, Erma, NJ 08204. There are 2 parking spots in the front police parking lot, which is in front of the visitor lot. The parking spots have posted signs and are painted yellow. The marked area is video recorded by state of the art security cameras. It should be noted that personnel are not in the police station at all times, thus it is... Read more →

Free Senior and Disabled Legal Workshops

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ--The Camden County Board of Freeholders, the Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Senior & Disabled Services and the Surrogate’s Office announce free legal workshops for senior and disabled residents of Camden County. Those attending this workshop receive, at no cost, a last will and testament, an advance directive for health care (living will) and power of attorney (poa). Participants are required to be Camden County residents aged 60 and over. Disabled citizens must be aged 18 and over and residents of Camden County. Workshops are limited to 35 participants per session and pre-registration is... Read more →

VIDEO: Camden City Activists Call for George Norcross to Resign from Cooper Board

SOURCE (Anonymous Tip) : CAMDEN CITY, NJ – Progressive activists led by Working Families Executive Director Sue Altman and local leader Amir Khan on October 10, 2019 called for the resignation from the Coooper Hospital Board of Trustees of George Norcross III. Standing in front of the Sheridan Pavilion at 3 Cooper Plaza, Khan cited a ProPublica story about the so-called L3 deal and ongoing investigations by the FBI and AG’s Office into a corporate tax incentive program, which benefited Cooper and business interests close to Norcross. read more Read more →

Stratford Bank Robbed; Can You ID Suspect?

STRATFORD, NJ (October 26, 2019)---The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Stratford Borough Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed a bank on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The suspect entered the TD bank located at 55 White Horse Pike in Stratford at approximately 3:32 p.m. The man entered the bank and handed a demanded note to a teller. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash then fled the scene on foot. No weapons were reported, and no one was injured. The suspect, shown below, was described as a white male who stood between... Read more →

Lillian Watson Straub, (GHS Class of 1960) Inducted Into Camden County Sports Hall of Fame

Lillian Watson Straub, formerly of Gloucester City, was inducted into the Camden Lillian Watson Straub with trophy (photo by Doris Cann) County Sports Hall Fame, on October 24, 2019. Starting at Gloucester City High School, (GHS Alumnus Class of 1960) Lillian Watson Straub played field hockey for 43 years. She worked on many committees for field hockey including the committee to divide New Atlantic into two divisions, which led to the creation of the Mid Atlantic Section. She was also instrumental in having women’s hockey added as an Olympic Sport. Read more →

Marcelo Rizzo, 38, Receives 10 Year Sentence for Drunk Driving Crash that Killed 9-Year-Old Daughter

Marcelo Rizzo BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (Oct. 24, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an Elizabeth man was sentenced today to 10 years in New Jersey state prison for driving impaired and causing the death of his daughter during a crash on Interstate 295 in Mount Laurel late last year. The sentence was handed down in Superior Court by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C. Marcelo Rizzo, 38, pled guilty in August to one count of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree), and Driving While Intoxicated. The investigation began on November... Read more →


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Archdiocese of Philadelphia Philadelphia’s plan to create a safe (illicit) drug injection site, which received legal clearance from a federal court earlier this month, is saddening – but not surprising. The proposed facility is simply the latest dose of despair offered by a confused and suffering culture; a culture that refuses to understand the true nature of both addiction and those who suffer from it. Supporters claim such sites offer a humane response to the agony of those trapped in substance abuse. A sheltered location that provides clean needles and Narcan (a nasal spray to counteract... Read more →

'More parents want charters': Pennsylvania senators grapple with school reform proposals

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square With possible reforms on the way, a Pennsylvania Senate panel is hearing testimony from a number of speakers working in the charter and public school arena. The Senate Education Committee this week took testimony from more than a dozen educators during a three-hour hearing on the status of charter schools across Pennsylvania. The hearing comes as Pennsylvania legislators are considering changes to the state’s laws related to charter school requirements. House Bill 355, authored by state Rep. Mike Reese, R-Mount Pleasant, is a piece of legislation that would place stricter requirements on advertising,... Read more →

White Mass for Healthcare professionals and Saint Luke Awards

The four recipients of the Saint Luke Award presented at the 20th annual White Mass and reception for Healthcare Workers are, from left, Robert A. Leonetti, DMD; Father Robert B. Matysik; Lisa Papp, RN, APN-C; and Stanley J. Czarnecki, MD. Sponsored by VITALity Healthcare Services and the Catholic Medical Association, Southern New Jersey Guild, the event was celebrated Oct. 20 at Saint Luke Church (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish), Stratford. (Photo by Alan Dumoff) The 20th annual White Mass and Saint Luke Awards Reception took place this past Sunday, Oct. 20, at Saint Luke Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish... Read more →

Gloucester City High School 2019 Homecoming

The Annual Homecoming at GHS was held last night on the John Lynch Field. This year it celebrated the Alumni, with a tailgate party provided by the Holy City Publick House and a tour of the facility which many had walked through. This year GHS presented its ROTC Color Guard before the start of the game. At Halftime of the game, the Homecoming Queen of 2019 Senior Vanessa Pino. Junior Princess - 2019 Gracie Fenton Sophmore Princess - 2019 Cellia Mendez Freshman Princess - 2019 Emma Vinci Photo provided courtesy of Bruce Darrow Queen Vanessa Pino Related: Gloucester High... Read more →

EPA awards $300K to Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for Brownfields Assessment

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 24, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 Brownfields Assessment grant to Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. The grant will support revitalization for priority Brownfields sites across the City, including those that may be in Opportunity Zones. “We are proud that this grant will enable more properties to be transformed like this site – formerly the General John Reynolds School – soon becoming a community asset providing housing for veterans.” said Cosmo Servidio, EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator. “This redevelopment is a perfect example of what can be accomplished when public-private partnerships and communities work together.” EPA... Read more →

Animal Alliance of Camden County

The Animal Alliance of Camden County was formed in 2011 by five local animal welfare organizations and the Camden County Board of Freeholders, who decided to coordinate their efforts to better serve the pets and residents of the county. Peyton Gloucester City News blog files Current members include the Animal Adoption Center, Animal Welfare Association, Camden County Animal Shelter, Voorhees Animal Orphanage, and Independent Animal Control. Member organizations work together to improve the well-being of companion animals and their owners in the community, including joint efforts such as adoption events, spay/neuter partnerships, and transporting animals in need to reduce populations.... Read more →

Dylan Elliott of Sicklerville Named to Kutztown U Basketball Team

KUTZTOWN, PA (10/25/2019)-- The Kutztown University men's basketball team was picked fifth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Preseason Coaches' Poll, released by the league office Thursday afternoon. KU will have 16 players on its 2019-2020 roster, including Dylan Elliott of Sicklerville, NJ (08081). The Golden Bears finished last season 16-14 overall, the fifth straight season of at least 16 wins and sixth consecutive season it made the postseason. They have won at least one postseason game each of the last five seasons, advancing to at least the PSAC Quarterfinals each of those seasons. Head coach Bernie... Read more →

2020 Camden County Freedom Medal

The Camden County Board of Freeholders is now accepting nominations for the Camden County Freedom Medal. The medal will be awarded to citizens of Camden County for contributing to the betterment of their community through their unselfish dedication of time and talent, beyond their normal professional activities, in the continuation of Martin Luther King Jr’s dream to create a more just and loving community. Please take the time to nominate a friend, neighbor, or just someone you know who embodies the dream and action of Martin Luther King Jr. The Review Committee will determine the 2020 award recipients who will... Read more →

Virtua Health Cardiac Team First in Region to Perform New Valve Procedure

Technique prevents fatal obstruction during heart valve replacement, expands hospital’s life-saving use of TAVR October 24, 2019 — The Structural Heart team at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital the first in the area to successfully perform a new technique designed to prevent potentially fatal artery obstruction during heart-valve replacement surgery. Joseph Callahan, 75, of Ocean City, underwent a Bioprosthetic Aortic Scallop Intentional Laceration to Prevent Iatrogenic Coronary Artery (BASILICA) obstruction procedure as part of a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) on Oct. 11 in Camden. The procedure employs an electrified guide-wire threaded through a catheter to slice the leaflet... Read more →

Obituary | Jason William Stell of Magnolia formerly of Runnemede

January 18, 1977 - October 23, 2019 Jason William Stell, on October 23, 2019, of Magnolia, formerly of Runnemede. Age 42. Beloved father of Alissa Reigel-Stell and Seth Stell. Loving son of Linda Stell (nee McNally) and the late Bryan Stell. Dear brother of Desiree Stell. Fiance’of Kimberly Murphy. Also survived by many other loving family members. Jason was an electrician for Gavin Electric in Philadelphia. There will be a viewing from 2 to 4pm Sunday afternoon at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 4pm at the funeral home. Interment private. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be... Read more →

Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat, Saturday

Advisory The Borough of Lindenwold will be hosting the Annual Halloween Parade & Trunk or Treat Event this Saturday, October 26th. Line-up and registration will be held from 11:00am to 11:45pm at Lindenwold High School parking lot. The parade will begin at 12:00 pm. The parade will leave the High School and travel to the Amphitheater at Lindenwold Park. After the parade their will be a Trunk or Treat Event at Lindenwold Park. Address/Location Lindenwold Police Department 2001 Egg Harbor Rd Lindenwold, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-784-7566 Read more →

South Jersey Gas Presents Game on Grant to Monroe Township Braves

South Jersey Gas presented the Monroe Township Braves with a $1,000 grant as part of the company’s Game On Grant Program. The Braves are one of 20 grant recipients in the South Jersey Gas service area. To learn more about the Game On Grant Program, visit Pictured: Coach Scott Eubanks and Fundraising Director Trish Luke with Braves players. Read more →

Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor to Testify at Council Hearing

Chancellor Shelli Fedullo will offer testimony supporting legislation that will help low-income tenants facing eviction PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chancellor Shelli Fedullo will give testimony during a Philadelphia City Council hearing on Oct. 29 in support of right to counsel legislation for low-income tenants facing eviction. City Council introduced this legislation in May, which would expand legal representation for low-income tenants facing eviction. Right to counsel legislation for low-income tenants facing eviction has already been passed in San Francisco, New York City, Cleveland, and Newark, N.J. Similar legislation is advancing in Detroit, Los Angeles, Denver, and other cities across the country,... Read more →

Vantage RES Helps Friedman LLP to Relocate to South Jersey Location

MARLTON, N.J., Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantage RES represented Friedman LLP with their critical relocation to Four Greentree Centre, 601 Route 73 North, Marlton, NJ. The award-winning accounting, tax, and business consulting firm signed a 12-year lease for 20,985 SF at the Class A office building. Four Greentree Centre is conveniently located within walking distance of various business amenities, including restaurants, hotels, health clubs, and shopping centers. Further, the property is just 15 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 40 minutes from Princeton, New Jersey. Leor Hemo, Founder and Managing Principal at Vantage RES, Aran Ploshansky, Advisor, and Ken... Read more →

Obituary | Ronald N. DiMarco, Sr. of Bellmawr

December 15, 1935 - October 22, 2019 Ronald N. DiMarco, Sr., on October 22, 2019, of Bellmawr; formerly of S. Phila., PA. Age 83. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Loughery) for 63 years. Devoted father of Marybeth DiMarco, Ronald N. DiMarco, Jr. (Marie), and Kenneth C. DiMarco. Loving grandfather of Thomas Weaver and Ronald N. DiMarco III. Preceded in death by his sister Adeline and his brother Alfonso. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ronald proudly served with the US Army. He retired from the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia after 42years. Ronald was also the President of the... Read more →

Lower Township Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Lower Township - On October 23, 2019 at approximately 1:08 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash that had just occurred on Town Bank Road in the North Cape May section of Lower Township. Investigation revealed Elizabeth A. Caulkins, 70, of North Cape May, NJ was driving a red 2013 Ford Focus eastbound on Town Bank Road in the area of Sheriff Taylor Boulevard when she lost control of her vehicle. She crossed the center lane before side swiping an oncoming vehicle, and then struck a utility pole. Ms. Caulkins was treated at the scene for... Read more →

Kevin Carter, 26, Shot and Killed in Sicklerville

SICKLERVILLE, NJ (October 24, 2019)--Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported a homicide that occurred in the Sicklerville area of Gloucester Township on October 23, 2019. Gloucester City News blog files The Gloucester Township Police Department responded to reports of shots fired on Yorkshire Road in Gloucester Township at approximately 9:50 p.m. Officers located the victim, Kevin Carter, 26, of Gloucester Township, on the ground suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Kevin Carter was pronounced deceased at the scene at approximately 10:20 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and there is... Read more →

Camden City Man Admits Role In Drug Trafficking Organization

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A member of a drug-trafficking organization has admitted his role in distributing significant amounts of illegal drugs in Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. William Carrillo, 44, of Camden, pleaded guilty Oct. 17, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, crack cocaine and cocaine. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: An investigation led by the FBI used surveillance tactics, confidential informants, consensual recordings, over 40 controlled... Read more →

Piping Plover Nesting Season Successful in Delaware

Updates on other beach nesting birds LEWES (Oct. 24, 2019) – The data is in, and DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is reporting another successful nesting season for piping plovers in Delaware. For the second year in a row, Delaware established its all-time high number of recorded nesting piping plover pairs, with 19 pairs producing 52 fledglings. Last year, Delaware had 16 pairs producing 36 fledglings. In 2019, four pairs of piping plovers nested at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, with 15 pairs nesting at Fowler Beach at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, a relatively new nesting... Read more →

Camden County Celebrates 175th Reorganization

Camden County is the first and only county in the state to have an Office and Director of Sustainability. The county’s Office of Sustainability manages a number of greenhouses on the Lakeland Campus in Gloucester Township.They grow approximately 15,000 plants for the Camden County parks, saving the county $10,000 annually. The Camden County branch of the Rutgers Master Gardeners program supplies the expertise and volunteer labor to care for the plants while they’re growing in the greenhouses.\c Having a sound sustainability program provides a roadmap to conserving resources, promoting innovation and saving money. In addition, as the possibility of having... Read more →

Camden County Early Voting Center

You now have another option to cast your ballot before Election Day by visiting Camden County’s Early Voting Center, in the Elections and Archive Center. At the Early Voting Center, voters will be issued a ballot, allowed to vote it and have it accepted all in the same visit. Near Camden County College and the Gloucester Premium Outlets in Gloucester Township, the Camden County Elections and Archive building is conveniently located off exit 7B of Route 42 The Camden County Early Voting Center is open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM and there will be EXTENDED HOURS... Read more →

Harrisburg Man Headed to Prison for Carjacking Senior Citizen at Knifepoint in Lancaster, PA

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Suudimon Washington, 33, of Harrisburg, PA, was sentenced to 100 months’ incarceration, three years’ supervised release, and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and $200 restitution by United States District Judge Edward G. Smith for a violent carjacking in Lancaster on October 12, 2018. The defendant approached an 85-year-old man in Lancaster City, brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s keys. Washington then ordered the victim to open the door to the car and climb into the passenger seat. After he drove the victim for several miles through the Lancaster... Read more →


The We Can Foundation, headed by longtime Gloucester City native George Merryfield is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, November 2 at the ICAC Club ballroom, 528 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. The organization was founded to help the homeless and those struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. The money raised will be used to assist with the general cost, and specifically to get a better, more reliable vehicle, a tool so critical to their program that without one, there will be no program. Merryfield released the following prepared statement. We Can Foundation is a not-for profit charity that works in... Read more →