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November 4, 2019

Alvernia College Students from NJ pick produce for food pantries

READING, PA (11/04/2019)-- Local Alvernia students spent the day picking potatoes and carrots and bagged them for local food pantries as part of the Feast of St. Francis Day of Service. Nearly 200 students and faculty members from Alvernia University volunteered in the Feast of St. Francis Day of Service; a longtime Alvernia tradition that coincides with the holiday that commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi. The day of service is one of four throughout the year when the university connects with the... Read more →


Pennsylvania Republicans: Don't forget to Vote Tomorrow

Set a calendar reminder! Leave a note on your refrigerator! Tie a string around your finger! However you remember important things in life, do that TODAY to remind yourself to vote tomorrow! Superior Court Candidates Megan McCarthy King and Judge Christylee Peck lead the top of our GOP Ticket. Judge Christylee Peck has the experience to hit the ground running, currently serving as a highly respected Common Pleas Judge. Megan McCarthy King is an Assistant District Attorney who has prosecuted child abusers and scammers who... Read more →


Patricia Ann Smollock, of Gloucester City, age 91

On November 1, 2019, Patricia Ann Smollock, age 91. (nee Ebinger) Of Mays Landing. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving mother, wife, sister and aunt went to be with the Lord. She is survived by 5 children: Pat Laverty, Mike Smollock (Therese), Paul (Bud) Smollock, Christine Frezzo (Gabe) and Annmarie Howard (Brian), 12 grandchildren: Mike, Meghan, Kate, Drew, Kelly, Colleen, Matt, Casey, Ashley, Alison, Abigail, Stephanie and 3 great grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Pat was born on March 17, 1928 in Camden,... Read more →


Moby-Dick Marathon Reading, Maritime Carving and More This Month at ISM

"Call me Ishmael..." Climb aboard the Pequod (aka Schooner Diligence) this coming weekend with ISM and The Rosenbach for our second annual Moby-Dick Marathon Reading! Join us as we read Herman Melville's entire novel over a 25-hour period, starting on Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m. and reading through Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m. Celebrate the iconic novel and the adventures of 19th-century seafarers with live readings, a whaling artifact show-and-tell, hands-on activities for all ages, boatloads of food and fare for purchase, a... Read more →


Delaware Fish and Wildlife sinks retired cruise ship

Newest reef addition will be ‘magnet’ for fish and other marine life ATLANTIC OCEAN 38°40.600’N 74°43.300’W (Nov. 4, 2019) – DNREC’s artificial reef program within the Division of Fish & Wildlife today enhanced the state’s renowned artificial reef system by sinking a retired cruise ship on Delaware’s Redbird Inshore Artificial Reef Site #11 located 16.5 nautical miles off Indian River Inlet. The newly-reefed ship, which cruised the Chesapeake Bay and coastal waters for more than 15 years, will provide angling opportunities and exciting dive trip... Read more →


Road to Recovery/Opioid Summit and HIDTA Designation Announcement

WOODBURY, NJ (November 4, 2019)--On October 30, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore and his staff worked closely with a broad spectrum of stakeholders from the public and private sectors to convene a timely Summit addressing the devastating impact of the Opioid Crisis upon Gloucester County and its communities. In 2018, over 140 fatal overdoses occurred in the county, and 2019 losses are on pace with 2018. To stress the importance of attacking the Opioid Crisis with all available resources, the Summit was grounded with a... Read more →


Obituary | Dorothy C. Novelli of Bellmawr

September 22, 1936 - November 02, 2019 Dorothy C. Novelli (nee Kawczynski), on November 2, 2019, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 83. Wife of the late Cosimo. Beloved mother of Marisa Friend (Dan) and Jerry Novelli. Loving grandmother of Brooke Rausch (Jimmy), Daniel Friend (Kelli) and Britney Friend. Great grandmother of Riley, Alexandria, Cassidy and Nicalette. Sister of Pearl Vennell (Bill) and the late Dolores Chojnowski (John). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Novelli was a former employee of City Hall in... Read more →


Walter J. Kingston, of Deptford, age 65, Longtime Nurse, Deptford HS Alumnus

Surrounded by his loving family at home, on November 1, 2019. Age 65. Of Deptford. Longtime companion of Lynn Taggart Wright, the love of his life. Beloved brother of Barbara Kingston Kondas (late Ronald). Loving uncle of Jessica Lerro (Mike), Jaime Houck (Todd) and Ryan Kondas (Priscilla) and great uncle of Michael, Ryan, Cohen and Bryce. Also survived by his second mother, Virginia Brody and “sister” Sharon Heath and many loving cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Kathleen Kingston, and sister, Irene (Renie) Kingston.... Read more →


Washington Township Woman Says Someone Keeps Vandalizing Her Political Signs Supporting GOP Candidates Dilks/Pakradooni

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A Washington Township, New Jersey woman is voicing her concerns over the repeated incidents of theft and vandalism of her political signs in her yard. "I think it's a little more sinister than 'there's spray paint,'" said the resident who doesn't want to be identified. She says she is concerned after signs she put on her Washington Township property for GOP candidates were vandalized sometime overnight Monday into Tuesday. (Continue) RELATED: NJ Assembly Candidates Dilks and Pakradooni Say Opponents... Read more →


A unique case of disease resistance reveals possible Alzheimer’s treatment

Monday, November 4, 2019 Defying the odds, an individual at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease remained dementia-free for many years beyond what was anticipated<. A study funded in part by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, led researchers to suggest that a gene variant may be the key, perhaps providing a new direction toward developing a treatment. The research focused on the case of a woman who carried a gene mutation known to cause early-onset Alzheimer’s. However,... Read more →


MENTAL HEALTH IS ON THE BALLOT TOMORROW: TWO CITIES

Voters in Metuchen and Collingswood will have the opportunity tomorrow to approve or deny funding to improve mental health services in local schools. In Metuchen, a 'yes' vote would cost the average taxpayer about $133 a year ($700,000 in property taxes). In Collingswood, it's $48 a year ($225,000 in property taxes). But education wonks argue that a ballot question isn't how mental health services should be funded. A student can't learn if she's suicidal, advocates say, so therapists and psychiatrists are essential. Two options would... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $127,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (Nov. 4, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $127 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Friday, Nov. 1, drawing, 17 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,000. Moreover, 23,035 other New Jersey players took home $88,518 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400, according to... Read more →


NJ Politics: Vote tomorrow and turn Phil Murphy into a LAME DUCK!

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 5th) is the first step toward taking back our state. When you’re at the ballots, VOTE REPUBLICAN and send a clear message message to Phil Murphy: "You are DONE!" To win these vital elections and stop Phil Murphy, we need to work together. Please share this message with your friends and family across the state to remind them to vote! Don’t let your friends sit on the sidelines tomorrow. We can win this — FOR THE PEOPLE! Sincerely, Hirsh Singh Republican Candidate... Read more →


Hanover Woman Arrested on Arson Charges

HANOVER, NJ (October 30, 2019)--Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Hanover Township Police Chief Mark Roddy announce the arrest of Nina Sheller, 51, of Hanover, NJ, on charges related to a fire that occurred on October 11, 2019 in Hanover, NJ. It is alleged that on October 11, 2019, fire officials and law enforcement responded to a report of a residential structure fire on Harvest Court in Hanover. Upon arrival, they encountered a fire in the garage area... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Invests $12 Million in South Plainfield Infrastructure

CAMDEN CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water will rehabilitate approximately 3,500 feet of aging 60-inch transmission main in South Plainfield this fall. The company will employ an award-winning technique that involves lining the pipe with carbon fiber along Wooden Avenue from Beatrice Place to Metuchen Road. The project also includes the reconstruction of existing manholes and valve pits along the pipeline route. This $12 million investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this... Read more →


Miss America 2020 Competition Tickets on Sale Now!

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Mohegan Sun Expo Center 7:00 pm EST Each night, candidates will compete in different phases of the 2020 Miss America Competition based on their placement in two groups: Mu Group and Alpha Group. During the preliminary on-stage competition, candidates compete in On-Stage Interview, Talent, and Social Impact Initiative Pitch. Get your tickets at TicketMaster.com Monday, December 16, 2019 Mohegan Sun Expo Center 7:00 pm EST Each night, candidates will compete in different phases of the 2020 Miss America Competition based on... Read more →


CNB Business News: Two Robbers Expanding into NJ with Craft Hard Seltzer

source The Beer Connoisseur PHILADELPHIA — Hard seltzer is a booming beverage category, with major beer and alcohol brands placing big bets on its long-term potential. Vikram and Vivek Nayar, twin brothers from Philly, plan to capture a piece of it with Two Robbers, their new craft hard seltzer brand. Launched in Philadelphia earlier this year, their seltzer quickly saw success and caught local buzz for its clean, natural fruit flavors, low carb and zero sugar formulation … and a terrific origin story backed by... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Pants

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Let’s talk about pants. The way a woman wears her pants can be defining. For example, if she wears them tight, she’s either gained weight or wants to show the world her curves. Worn loosely and she’s either lost weight and can’t afford new ones or she’s waiting for an Amazon delivery to update her wardrobe. Men fall into several pants-wearing categories. They’re either of the, I Haven’t Gained Weight, I Just Prefer to Wear My Pants Under My Gut, category or... Read more →


Types of Health Insurance Plans

Gloucestercitynews.net (November 4, 2019)--If you have been considering the idea of purchasing medical insurance for yourself and your family now that you are an adult and responsible enough to take up different shades of responsibilities, this is perhaps the right time to keep everything aside and read this article. One of the most important decisions that you have to make once you don the responsible adult’s cap is the decision to invest in insurance policies. They come real handy when you need them the most.... Read more →


Pedro Izquierdo-Herrera Sentenced to NJ State Prison for Sexual Intercourse with a Child

November 1, 2019 Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Chief Anthony Smith of the Dover Township Police Department announce that Pedro Izquierdo-Herrera, age 46, of Dover, N.J. was sentenced today by the Honorable David H. Ironson, J.S.C. to twelve (12) years in New Jersey State Prison. Mr. Izquierdo-Herrera will also be subject to registration pursuant to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. Izquierdo-Herrera previously pled guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2A(2)(A), admitting to... Read more →


NJ Assembly Candidates Dilks and Pakradooni Say Opponents are Using their Campaign Slogan

Candidates Steve Pakradooni, (left)and Paul Dilks. Turnersville, NJ (November 4, 2019) – Paul Dilks and Steve Pakradooni, candidates for Assembly for the November 5th election were astonished at the sight of their slogan being used by incumbents Paul Moriarty and Gabriela Mosquera to make New Jersey more affordable in a recent social media post. This statement based on their voting record could not be further from the truth. Moriarty’s 13 years and Mosquera’s 7 years in the Assembly tell a different story. They have failed... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Coast Guard's last known recoverable POW/MIA laid to rest

WASHINGTON -- The Coast Guard’s last known recoverable POW/MIA from WWII was laid to rest during a ceremony in Buffalo, New York Saturday. “Half a world away, Lt. James Crotty demonstrated selfless service in the face of great adversity and calamity,” said Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard. “After 77 long years, he is finally home. I hope his return brings closure to his family and serves as a reminder of his fearless actions during the onset of World War II. The Lt.... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Collected 194 lbs Of Unused And Expired Medication

Gloucester Township Police released the following statement regarding the amount of unused medication that has been collected over the past few months. Is your medicine cabinet full of expired medications you no longer use? Your medicine is for you. What’s safe for you might be harmful for someone else. You can dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines through our medication drop box here at GTPD headquarters. We would like to thank our residents who turned in 194 pounds of unused and expired medication... Read more →


WalletHub Ranking – 2019’s Best Small Cities in America (Fair Lawn #9)

October 2019 With recently released U.S. Census Bureau data showing that suburban population growth outpaced city growth in 2018, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Small Cities in America as well as accompanying videos. To help Americans put down roots in places offering good quality of life and affordability, WalletHub compared more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 across 42 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs to school-system quality to restaurants per capita.... Read more →