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October 2019

Temple Lung Center and Nimoy Foundation to Host COPD Education Event

And Screening of ‘Remembering Leonard Nimoy’ The Temple Lung Center, in collaboration with the Nimoy Foundation, will host a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, education event and screening of the film “Remembering Leonard Nimoy.” The event, which coincides with National COPD Awareness Month, is free and open to the public. Leonard Nimoy is best known for his portrayal of the character Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV and film series. In February 2013, Nimoy was diagnosed with COPD and dedicated the remaining years of his life to increasing awareness and prevention of this progressive and deadly disease. “Remembering Leonard Nimoy,” produced and directed by his daughter Julie and son-in-law David Knight, chronicles his life growing up in Boston to his Hollywood career to the final days of his life struggling with COPD, the disease to which he eventually succumbed in February 2015. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung... Read more →


A Guide for Business Owners: 3 Things You Can Do to Make Life Easier for Your Employees

Gloucestercitynews.net (October 29, 2019)--As a business owner, keeping your employees happy should be one of your top priorities. Aside from caring about their wellbeing being the right thing to do, by keeping your workforce happy you will save money and improve workplace productivity in the long run. There are many ways to keep your staff members happy. You could offer them salary rises or make additional benefits and perks available.Sometimes, however, simply making life easier for them on a day-to-day basis will make the most difference in this instance. Online work schedule maker can help them a lot as scheduling work gets a lot easier with the use of this app. To find out how you can make life a lot easier for your employees, be sure to read on. Know what they want Before you can go ahead and attempt to make life at work easier for your employees,... Read more →


Three Men Charged with Two Unsolved Atlantic City Homicides Dating Back to 1996 & 2010

MAYS LANDING – Three men have been charged in two separate unsolved homicides, dating back to 1996 and 2010, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Lorin Wright Lamarc Rex On July 06, 2010, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Atlantic City Police Communications received a 911 call from a caller who stated they had heard numerous gunshots in the area of the 1000 block of Sewell Ave, Atlantic City. Patrol units responded and located the victim Saleem Tolbert, 26, lying in an upright position on the steps in front of 1012 A Sewell Avenue. Tolbert had sustained multiple gunshots wounds. At approximately 12:23 a.m., the victim was pronounced by Doctor Dueber, via telemetry from responding medics. Mr. Tolbert was 26 years old at the time of his death. During the course of a nine year investigation and numerous witness interviews, the investigation identified a suspect. Lorin Wright AKA “Boog”, 33, is... Read more →


The Sounds of Philadelphia are coming to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

featuring RUSSELL THOMPKINS JR. AND THE NEW STYLISTICS, HAROLD MELVIN’S BLUE NOTES, and THE MANHATTANS Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Friday, November 1 at 10 a.m.** Tickets: $79.00, $69.00, $59.00 2019 - 2020 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 10/28 – 10/31 – Ms. Pat - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 11/1 – Cheech & Chong - Sound Waves 11/4 – 11/7 – Tammy Pescatelli & Mike Gardner - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 11/8 & 11/9 – Howie Mandel - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 11/9 – Bad Company - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 11/11 – 11/14 – Godfrey & Lance Weiss - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 11/15 – STING “My Songs” - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 11/15 – Whoopi Goldberg - Sound Waves 11/16 – An Evening of Motown featuring Mary Wilson & Martha Reeves and The Vandellas - Sound Waves 11/18 -11/21 – NEMR &... Read more →


Halloween has “Gone to the Dogs” at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Costumed therapy dogs will bring smiles to hospital patients, visitors, and staff on Halloween CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Costume-clad therapy dogs from Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team will make Halloween a lot more fun and “spooky” for patients, visitors and staff at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. This group of compassionate canines come to the hospital once a week and visit scheduled departments. On Halloween, they will extend their visit to celebrate the holiday at even more hospital units. Halloween, Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:45 pm in the lobby of Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ. Between 1 pm – 2 pm, the group will trick-or-treat at several departments These friendly therapy dogs always receive a warm welcome at the hospital, earning big smiles and plenty of belly rubs. Besides, what is cuter than adorable dogs dressed in Halloween costumes? The Tri-State K9 Response Team... Read more →


Atlantic City Resident Charged with Fatal Shooting of Bernard Murphy

MAYS LANDING – A 31 year-old Atlantic City man was arrested and charged Monday evening in the fatal shooting of 36 year-old Bernard Murphy, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Monday, October 21, 2019 at approximately 12:45 pm, Roberto Rios was arrested without incident at a residence in Mays Landing. Members of the Township of Hamilton Police Department and the ACPO conducted the arrest. A New Jersey State Police K9 Unit assisted with a search of the area where Rios was arrested. Rios was transported to the ACPO where he was processed and charged with 2C:11-3A(1) (Murder), 2C:39-5B (Unlawful Possession of a weapon) and 2C:39-4(A)1 (Possession of Weapon for Unlawful Purpose). Rios was detained and is lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. “I want to credit the Atlantic City Police Department, Township of Hamilton Police Department and the ACPO Major Crimes Unit for the swift identification and... Read more →


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

SAVE THE DATE! image Dreamstime.com 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, fcarrick@comcast.net) or Carolyn Shaw (856-933-9121, carols@verizon.net). 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.” The 2019 Wild Turkey Observation Survey Summary shows that turkey reproduction in western Maryland was at its highest level in three years. Turkey hunters should make note of local food sources when scouting. Turkeys will feed heavily on acorns in areas where they are abundant. When acorns are scarce, turkeys... 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 tax evasion on October 1, 2018. Pilsner, a former Vice President for Advertising for Rite Aid, perpetrated a kick-back scheme with the owner of Nuvision, a small Atlanta, Georgia based company between 1995 and August 2017. Nuvision provided $45 million of pre-press advertising services to Rite Aid under contracts granted... 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 bag tested positive for heroin. Prosecutor Sutherland and Chief Skill urge the public to always check the Halloween candy children bring home and to be cautious of any suspicious looking or unfamiliar packaging and baggies. Parents and guardians should be vigilante while Trick or Treating with their children and if... 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 fight back with a donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 or even $500 TODAY? Soros and his Impeachment obsessed friends think they can buy and bully their way from the Courthouse to the White House. We can’t let this happen! We saw what happened when the Democrat held Courts gerrymandered... 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 Leave your house lights on, especially exterior lights Stay home on mischief night Lock up your valuables Put away children’s yard toys, they could be stolen or damaged Lock your car doors Please report any suspicious activity to the Pine Hill Police Department by calling 911. If reporting suspicious activity... Read more →


NJ TARGETS POLLUTION IN POORER AREAS WITH LAWSUITS

On Friday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that the state is bringing suits against six businesses that have allegedly polluted sites in lower-income areas: a dump in Camden, a gas station in East Orange, a scrap yard in Kearny, a former plant in Newark, and two dry cleaners in Trenton. These lawsuits support Gov. Phil Murphy administration's commitment (via executive order) "to stand up for environmental justice and to fight for communities across the state that have been ignored in the past," Grewal said. (The Record) HERE'S THE ONLY STATEWIDE QUESTION ON THE BALLOT State Question Number 1 on the ballot was unanimously approved by both houses of the Legislature — and on Nov. 5, it will be presented to voters. If it passes, roughly 3,000 veterans who live in retirement communities would be able to take a $250 property tax deduction, just like veterans who live in the... 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 tom.castellano@camdencounty.com. There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prize for MOST SPOOKTACULAR SENIOR, so let’s see how creative you can 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 was produced in 2010 by RTAmerica and published here the same year. CNBNEWS EDITOR'S NOTE: The video below was produced in December 2008 and was first published on the Gloucestercitynews.net blog in 2010. Watch both, not much difference despite the fact that nearly 9 years have past and more than... 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 tom.castellano@camdencounty.com. 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 that have cost us too many loved ones and friends by people who engage in reckless and irresponsible conduct by weaponizing their vehicles when they are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. The investigation revealed that Cavanaugh was the driver of... 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 Vita, Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant, Clancy’s by the Bay, Crab Trap, Doc’s Place, El Tipico Mexican Taqueria, Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse, Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar, Italian Street Restaurant & Pizza, Josie Kelly’s Public House, Marsini’s Kitchen, Sal’s Coal Fired Pizza, The Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake Co., The OG Original... 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 is recommended. One-Stop hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1 PM to 3:30 PM. For more information, call (856) 549-0600. Read more →


VENTNOR CITY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN THE MURDER OF HER MOTHER & GRANDMOTHER

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 father when he worked as a beat cop in Brooklyn, NY. This plea will not bring back the Ms. Gordon or Mrs. Rosen, but it will save the family the unnecessary trauma of experiencing a trial while still getting a modicum of justice. This plea agreement will ensure that the... 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 had to bring the man to the Air Station due to poor weather conditions. Winds and clouds prevented us from landing at the hospital helipad, but we did have medical responders waiting for us back at our unit,” said Lt. Conor Lee, hoist operator for this medevac. “Overall the case... Read more →


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

Vanguard America Logo courtesy of https://www.adl.org 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 Form SF-86 to obtain a security clearance for his employment. On that form, he was required to disclose whether he had ever been a member of an organization that used, or advocated the use of, force or violence to prevent others from exercising their constitutional rights. He falsely answered that... Read more →


The best way to study for tests, according to science

Research reveals some surprising things about the most effective ways to learn new information. by: GreatSchools Staff | October 26, 2019 ¿En español? Your child is working hard and spending lots of time studying. But if she’s not studying the right way, she’s not learning as much as she could be. “A lot of students, and even a lot of parents and teachers, don’t really make a distinction between working hard and working smart,” says learning expert Annie Murphy Paul. “A kid who puts in hours and hours of study time may be doing that studying very inefficiently, and not end up learning or remembering that material very well at all.” Most kids study for a test by re-reading the material they’ll be tested on. Maybe they highlight or underline the most important points in the textbook or in their notes, and re-read those. But the science of learning suggests... 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 Cooper River Park - Join Lululemon Cherry Hill and local instructors on Sunday mornings at 9 AM for an hour-long, complimentary vinyasa flow. Bring your mat to the corner of Cuthbert Boulevard and North Park Drive in Haddon Township at the vista deck. Click here for more information. *In the... 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 views of the spectacle. Better still, spending the night in the city ensures an early start to the day. The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package and other packages are available here. A complete guide to New Year’s and the entire holiday season is available here. Who?: Mummers are people of... 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 the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in the Community On Oct.17, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers discussed the role of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers and reviewed safe hunting, hunting laws, and what to expect when... 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 with do-good missions (Perkiomen Valley Brewing and Triple Bottom Brewing). Here’s a look at 14 recently opened breweries in the city and suburbs—and 16 more coming soon: Philadelphia: 1. Triple Bottom Brewing – At this community- and environment-focused newcomer to Callowhill’s burgeoning beer scene, profit margins are only one indicator... 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 have access to the public lands made possible by these funds. Many hunters are prevented from introducing their children or friends to hunting because it is difficult to find time and opportunities outside of the work or school week. Countless hunters stop hunting because of this reality in our hectic... 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 recommended that the zones be used during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. If this is not possible, the area is recorded and routinely patrolled. This zone has been set up as a courtesy to and for the protection of Lower Township residents involved in an online transaction such as a Craig’s... 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 required. Due to a high demand, you need to call for an appointment as soon as possible. The workshops fill up very quickly. The workshops are held every Monday of the month except if that Monday is an official holiday, then the workshop will be held on that Tuesday. There... Read more →


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

SOURCE (Anonymous Tip) : InsiderNJ.com 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 5’6” to 5’9” and weighed approximately 160 pounds. He was dressed in a grey striped long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans, and was also wearing a black hat, sunglasses and a scarf. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Anthony Roccia at (856) 365-3122 or Stratford... Read more →


John Psota, 34, of Ventnor Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of 2 Boys

MAYS LANDING- John Psota, 34, pleaded guilty before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury on Thursday, October 24, 2019, to two counts of second degree Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, announced Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. John Psota Psota pleaded guilty to the charges that are connected to at least one incident in Ventnor City that occurred during the summer of 2016 that involved a six year-old boy and a seven year-old boy. Psota was arrested, charged and detained in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on February 21, 2018. Psota is scheduled to be sentenced on December 5, 2019, pending a sex offender evaluation at Avenel. This investigation was conducted by detectives from the ACPO Special Victim’s Unit and Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer represents the state in the matter. ************************** Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to... 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 25, 2018, when State Troopers were detailed to I-295 North just after 6 p.m. for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, they discovered Rizzo’s Ford Focus in the grass beyond the right shoulder. His 9-year-old daughter had been ejected from the vehicle into a wooded area and... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: SAFE INJECTION SITES: A DOSE OF DESPAIR

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 opioid overdoses) will save lives and lead to sobriety, proponents argue. However, as those in recovery often say, truth is the first casualty of addiction. Safe injection sites show how facts can be disregarded to serve politicized public health policy, misguided compassion and flawed data. Such facilities are built on... 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, the composition of boards overseeing charter schools, and stipulations on outside financial audits, among other possible provisions. State Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Richland, said he called the hearing because he considered it “a very, very important topic.” “I understand that this is a passionate subject,” said Langerholc, who chairs the... 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 in Stratford, to honor healthcare professionals who have promoted Catholic principles and values throughout their career. Father Vince Guest, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, was the celebrant of the liturgy. Sponsored by the South Jersey Catholic Medical Guild of the Diocese of Camden, and VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services,... 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 www.DarrowPhotos.com Queen Vanessa Pino Related: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic https://darrowphotos.com Junior Princess Gracie Fenton Sophomore Princess Cecillia Mendez Freshman Princess Emma Vinic 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 has awarded more than $7.1 million in Brownfields funding to Philadelphia which grant recipients have been able to use to leverage more than $37.2 million. With this support, Philadelphia has completed 174 assessments of properties for redevelopment, cleaned up seven contaminated properties, and leveraging of 360 jobs. These accomplishments have... 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. Programs Seniors for Seniors is a program that provides fee-waived adoptions for qualifying applicants. The program places senior cats and dogs (typically over 7 years of age) with senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older, allowing participants to discover the joys of having a cat or dog... 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 Driscoll, in his 20th season, holds a 323-218 (.597) overall record, seventh in PSAC history in career wins. Kutztown returns three starters that started in the two PSAC Tournament games last season, including senior Josh Townsend (Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Charter), junior Facundo Arens (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Bahia Blanca) and sophomore Austin Laughlin... 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 be honored at a reception ceremony. All applications and supporting documents must be received by the Review Committee no later than November 30th. All successful nominees will be posted on camdencounty.com and notified by mail by December 7th. For additional information please call Scott at (856) 216-8217. Nominee: - Must... 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 of an aortic valve so that it will not block blood flow to the left and right coronary arteries when a new valve is implanted. “TAVR is an effective and less-invasive approach to treating aortic valve stenosis. However, in some patients, the leaflets of their failing valve can be displaced... Read more →


NJ TAXPAYERS PAID $1B+ FOR NEW AMERICAN DREAM MALL

The American Dream mega-mall will open today — it's a huge, two-decades-long undertaking. And as Kelly Heyboer and Brent Johnson point out, much of the cost was shouldered by taxpayers: new transit options, public safety, and you guessed it — tax incentives. State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg is skeptical about whether this investment will be worth it. (NJ.com) NJ SEEKS TO REVOKE LIQUOR LICENSE FROM TRUMP CLUB State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal sent a letter on Oct. 21 to the Trump golf club in Colts Neck. It refers to an August 2015 incident: The club allegedly over-served a patron who crashed his car, killing his own father. (He pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide last year.) If its liquor license is revoked, the Trump organization could be forced to relinquish the liquor licenses at its other two golf clubs in the state, which are a key source of revenue. (Washington... 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 made by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/f/stell-children-education-fund. 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 southjerseygas.com/community. 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, and has been proposed in Congress. The Philadelphia Bar Association, founded in 1802, is the preeminent metropolitan association of lawyers in the United States. It is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems. Chancellor Shelli Fedullo will give testimony during a Philadelphia City Council... Read more →