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November 2, 2019

CATHOLIC CEMETERY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

The first weekend of November All Souls Day ceremonies will be held on Saturday, November 2, and Catholic Cemetery on Sunday, November 3. During this week-end, the public is invited to visit one of the South Jersey Catholic cemeteries, and to practice the Spiritual Work of Mercy by praying for the dead and by visiting the graves of family and friends. May the Faithful Departed find eternal peace with God our Father. In honor of Catholic Cemetery Sunday prayer cards, printed with St. Gertrude The... Read more →


Man Dies from Drug Overdose; Body Found on Lane Ave.

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 2, 2019)--A man died from an apparent overdose near the intersection of Lane Avenue and Little Hunter Street around noon time today. According to a witness at the scene an employee from the Camden County Coroner's office was in the process of covering the body laying on the ground when he was walking by. The Gloucester City police confirmed the individual died from an overdose. Lt. Steve Burkhardt said the name of the individual is... Read more →


PEP BOYS SUPPORTING VETERANS THROUGH PROGRESSIVE'S KEYS TO PROGRAM

Company to supply $300 gift cards for initial automotive needs and roadside emergency kits to more than 100 veterans who will receive refurbished vehicles during countrywide events on November 7 October 31, 2019 04:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time PHILADELPHIA & KENNESAW, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the second consecutive year, Pep Boys and Icahn Automotive Group (Icahn Automotive) will support veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families as an affiliate of Progressive’s Keys to Progress® program, which on November 7 will present refurbished vehicles to more... Read more →


College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University Hosts Open House

KUTZTOWN, PA (11/01/2019) Kutztown University's College of Visual and Performing Arts will host an open house 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Parents of high school students, visual and performing artists hoping to expand their knowledge of craft, high school seniors interested in VPA majors and high school juniors and sophomores looking to get a head-start on their college selection process are encouraged to attend. Admissions personnel will be available to answer questions regarding the application process, programs of study... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: When a Dog "Speaks"

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Dogs have ways of communicating with dogs that differ from the ways in which he communicates with the humans in his pack. The signs are subtle, but if you understand canine body language you can easily interpret what Fido is saying. When your dog barks, he is speaking! However, barking constantly is a sign that he has not learned when to bark! For the incessant barker, try saying, “No,” calmly and giving him a sharp look—not a touch—to remind him that he... Read more →


Rutgers‒Camden Scientists Search for Causes of Vaping-Related Illnesses and Deaths

CAMDEN – Rutgers University‒Camden researchers are leading an effort to find out what may be causing young people to become sick or die from mysterious vaping-related respiratory illnesses. “Vaping came onto the scene with very little regulation, very little research behind it, and now, unfortunately, we’re seeing problems that this sort of approach leads to,” says Kimberlee Moran, an associate teaching professor and director of forensics at Rutgers–Camden. Manufacturers of electronic cigarettes tout the battery-powered devices that heat liquid-based nicotine or cannabis extracts as a... Read more →


PA Schools Get 56.3% of their Funds from Local Taxes; NJ Gets 55.3 %

The Center SquareOct 30, 2019 HARRISBURG, PA--More than 56 percent of Pennsylvania public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the seventh highest level among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to data from the National Education Association. Revenue per student in Pennsylvania, based on average daily attendance figures, stood at $19,233 last year, the NEA data shows. Of the total revenues flowing to public education in the state, federal government funds made up 5.6 percent of the total and state funds amounted to... Read more →


Blades Groundwater Site has been proposed for Superfund NPL listing by US EPA

DOVER (Nov. 1, 2019) – As a significant step toward environmental remediation of hazardous substances found within the Town of Blades in Sussex County, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the Blades Groundwater Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. The NPL is EPA’s list of priority sites where there have been releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants requiring evaluation for possible remediation. When the Blades Groundwater Site... Read more →


A Rabid Coyote Closes Point Mountain Reserve

Health Department and Parks Department Issues Public Alert after Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies Flemington- The Hunterdon County Health Department and Parks Department are issuing an alert to residents after a coyote tested positive for Rabies at the Point Mountain Reserve, Hunterdon County Park in Lebanon Township, New Jersey. The County is working in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health, Department of Environmental Protection, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Warren County Health Department and Hunterdon County Animal Control Officers. Anyone who may... Read more →


Eastern Equine Encephalitis Documented in Camden County; Deer Hunters Advised to Take Precautions Against Virus

TRENTON, NJ (10-31-19)-The Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising hunters, as well as anyone who spends time outdoors to take precautions against mosquito bites as the first reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in deer in New Jersey has recently been documented in Winslow Township, Camden County. Four human cases have been reported in New Jersey this year. The disease, which is similar to West Nile virus, can infect humans, mammals and birds through the bites of mosquitoes that have fed on infected... Read more →


50 Years Ago New Jersey Citizens Took a Chance on the Lottery

TRENTON (November 1, 2019) – New Jersey is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of voters approving the establishment of a State Lottery, making New Jersey only the third U.S. state to pass a legal lottery. As part of the 1969 General Election, the measure was wholeheartedly welcomed by an astonishing 81.5% voter approval, making it one of the largest favorable public responses in New Jersey legislative history. “The goal was to establish a state lottery similar to those conducted in neighboring states and abroad. The New... Read more →


VIDEO: Young Adult Community Leader: Karanveer Pannu 

At September’s Freeholder meeting Camden County Board of Freeholders honored Karanveer Pannu as the Young Adult Community Leader. Karanveer is a recent graduate of Eastern Regional High School; in his junior year at Eastern, Karanveer turned his desire to stop the bullying of Sikh American children into a capstone project. The project highlighted the problem as well as the psychological effects of bullying on children. This passion lead to the publishing of Karanveer’s first book entitled Bullying of Sikh American Children: Through the Eyes of... Read more →


PA Legislators Considering Laws Aimed at Stemming Blighted Properties

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--State lawmakers are considering legislation that would, in part, require anyone who wants to bid at a real estate tax sale to register at least two weeks in advance. Proponents say the proposal – House Bill 1559 and Senate Bill 775 – would help reduce blight across the Keystone State by keeping shell companies and delinquent taxpayers from purchasing property at public auctions. “There are many issues surrounding tax sales and loopholes that can easily be exploited... Read more →