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November 9, 2019

Dawn L. Rusk, of Gloucester City, age 48

On November 3, 2019. Age 48. Of Gloucester City. Predeceased by her mother, Kathryn Rusk (nee Wrysec). Survived by her daughter Sophia Stuart; father, Harry Rusk; sisters, Donna Rusk (Richard), Denise Clifford (John) and Debra Rusk (Richie) as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 10 to 11:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM. Interment will... Read more →


Alfred M. Yates, Jr., Retired Accountant, Drexel U and Camden HS Alumnus

Audubon and Formerly of Camden City – On November 7, 2019, Surrounded , cared and loved by his wife of 48 years, Rosemary P. Yates (nee Walker). Devoted father of Al Yates (Kathleen) of King of Prussia, PA and Michael Yates (Julia) of Towson, MD. Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Liam, Caleb and Rebecca. Beloved brother of Carol Kates (Chris Stech) of Collingswood. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Ben. Dear Brother-in-law of Michael Walker (Deborah) of Jefferson Hills, PA. Alfred was born and raised in Camden City... Read more →


Inspira Hospital Mullica Hill Opens

Trenton – (Nov. 9)--Senate President Steve Sweeney attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Inspira Hospital Mullica Hill, the first new hospital to be built in Gloucester County in 45 years. The facility will provide state-of-art healthcare for Mullica Hill, Harrison Township, Gloucester County and all of South Jersey. “This new medical facility is going to have an immense impact on both the standard of care and the local economy for the surrounding community. This hospital is the culmination of over a quarter of a... Read more →


29-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY- A 29 year-old Atlantic City man was shot and killed Monday, Oct. 28 in the city, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. At 7:06 p.m., on Monday evening, Atlantic City Police responded to the area of Ohio Avenue and Hummock Avenue, following a ShotSpottter alert. Champsey Bailey was located and had been shot. Bailey was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased. Investigators from the ACPO Major Crimes Unit also responded to the scene at Ohio and Hummock Avenues and began an... Read more →


American Legion Post #331, Avalon to Hold Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, November 11th

Rifle salute by American Legion Post #331 at the 2018 ceremony. Photo by Avalon Business Administrator Scott Wahl American Legion Post #331 (Stone Harbor/Avalon) and the Borough of Avalon will host the Borough’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 11th, at 11:00am. The ceremony will be held at Avalon’s Veterans Plaza, located at 21st Street and Dune Drive. The ceremony will be a very special event this year as veterans and the public will honor 7 Mile Beach resident Frank D’Elia, a World War... Read more →


Arcadia men outlast Raptors in overtime season opener

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Nov. 9, 2019) – The Rutgers University-Camden men’s basketball team forced overtime on a game-tying three-pointer by junior guard Tory Whiting with two seconds left in regulation, but Arcadia University outlasted the Scarlet Raptors in the extra session to escape with a 71-68 victory in the opening game of the season at the Arcadia Tip-Off Tournament here Saturday. In Saturday’s other first-round game, Salisbury University raced past Rosemont College, 106-68. In Sunday’s consolation game, Rutgers-Camden will face Rosemont at 1 p.m., followed... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Detective Jorge DelRio, Shot and Killed During Drug Raid

Detective Jorge DelRio Dayton Police Department, Ohio End of Watch Thursday, November 7, 2019 DAYTON, OHIO--Detective Jorge DelRio, age 55, succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on November 4th, 2019, while serving a search warrant as part of a DEA Task Force. He and other members of the task force had made entry into the home, at 1454 Ruskin Road, and were in the process of securing it when a subject hidden in the basement opened fire as Detective DelRio descended the stairs. Detective DelRio was... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Jonathan Diaz, age 31, Shot and Killed by Another Cop

Police Officer Jonathan Diaz Lemoore Police Department, California End of Watch Saturday, November 2, 2019 LEMOORE, CALIF.--Police Officer Jonathan Diaz, age 31, was shot and killed while intervening in a domestic violence incident while off duty. He was attending a birthday party at a home on Eddy Street, near Carolyn Avenue, in Hanford when another partygoer was violently assaulted by her boyfriend. Officer Diaz was able to move the woman outside to safety and then returned into the home to de-escalate the incident. The subject... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp Hit by Pickup Truck; Dies from Injuries

MICHAEL KNAPP Lynden Police Department, Washington End of Watch Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Lynden, Washington--Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp, age 79, succumbed to injuries sustained the previous evening when he was struck by a pickup truck in the 200 block of Fourth Street. He was crossing the street to attend a special city council meeting at the city hall introducing the three finalists for the permanent police chief position. The vehicle that struck him had its headlights off after sunset. Chief Knapp was flown to... Read more →


GTPD Citizens Police Academy Begins January 2020- Sign Up Today!

The Gloucester Township Police Department in a continuing effort to foster an even better police community partnership would like to invite any Gloucester Township resident 16 years of age or older to attend the Citizens Police Academy. The Gloucester Township Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a free 10-week course that begins January 23, 2020. The classes will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to approximately 8:30 PM. The course will include an overview of the police department and the administration, police communications, special... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Georgetown's Pitiful Conference On Abuse

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a report released this week on a conference on clergy sexual abuse: On June 14-15, over 50 persons, most of whom were Catholic, assembled at Georgetown University for an event titled, "National Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation." It was organized by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, headed by John Carr and Kim Daniels. The issue before the gathering was the clergy sexual abuse scandal. A report on the... Read more →


No Shave November Campaign

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--November 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019, Gloucester Township Police in collaboration with Gloucester Township FOP Lodge 206 we will be conducting a fundraiser once again this year for "No Shave November" If you are not familiar with “No Shave November", it is a campaign held annually from November 1st to November 30th to raise money and awareness for men’s health such as prostate cancer, testicular and men’s suicide. During the month of November, participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversation regarding... Read more →


Operation Fireside Is Back!

U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross have partnered together again for Operation Fireside this holiday season. For more than 35 years, Operation Fireside has provided recruits from the Training with a place to call home on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The recruits, who are away from home during the Coast Guard’s eight-week basic training, are matched by the Red Cross and the Training Center with local families who are willing to open their homes to recruits during the holidays.... Read more →


USciences Students Named To Summer 2019 Dean's List

PHILADELPHIA, PA (11/08/2019)-- The following students have been named to the summer 2019 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer of 2019. Adekunle Adejare of Mantua (08051) Nicholas Field of Blackwood (08012) Jessica Fraone of Mays Landing (08330) Emily Huynh of Sewell (08080) Daniel Kim of Cherry Hill (08003) Sing Lee... Read more →


Enhanced 2020 Veterans Program Announced At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Enhanced 2020 Veterans Program Announced At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (November 7, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today an enhanced 2020 Veterans Cardholder Program that now includes a monthly complimentary car wash and exclusive Veterans events throughout the year. The 2020 program will kick off on Sunday, November 10 and Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, where veterans will be offered free parking, a complimentary car wash and coffee at Rocktane® Gas and Wash, complimentary... Read more →


EPA to hold public meeting Dec. 5 on proposal of Blades Groundwater to National Priorities List DNREC and Delaware’s Division of Public Health will participate PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 7, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with support from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), will hold a public meeting on the proposed listing of the Blades Groundwater Site to the National Priorities List (NPL) on Dec.5, at 6:30 p.m. at Blades Fire Hall, 200 E 5th Street, Blades, Delaware. The NPL... Read more →


GTPD Citizens Police Academy Begins January 2020

Sign Up Today! Would you like to learn more about the Gloucester Township Police Department? The Gloucester Township Police Department in a continuing effort to foster an even better police community partnership would like to invite any Gloucester Township resident 16 years of age or older to attend the Citizens Police Academy. The Gloucester Township Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a free 10-week course that begins January 23, 2020. The classes will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to approximately 8:30 PM. The... Read more →


Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital received its third consecutive “A” on the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. This designation by the national nonprofit health care ratings organization recognizes the hospital’s efforts to protect patients from harm and meet the highest safety standards in the United States. The Safety Grade, ranging from A to F, rates hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms among patients in their care. Of the more than 2,600 hospitals... Read more →


“Hypocrisy in Action: Gun Control Advocate Breaks Gun Laws While Teaching Gun Class”

Source NRA-ILA On October 19, Everytown’s Moms hosted a “Firearms 101” event at a New Jersey public library, featuring speaker Scott Pappalardo, its “volunteer leader.” The objective was to educate attendees on “firearms basics–how they work, how they are classified and how the permitting process works in NJ and in other states across the country.” The New Jersey Second Amendment Society reports that Mr. Pappalardo relied on a variety of teaching aids in his presentation: live ammunition, several “large capacity magazines,”unserialized 80 percent AR-15 lower... Read more →