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November 12, 2019

NJ Sierra Club: Congrats to Melonie Marano on a Great Win!

Melonie Marano has won the election for Somerset County Freeholder. Melanie prevailed over Republican Pat Walsh by about 800 votes at last tally. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “This is a great victory for the people of Somerset County and for the environment! Melonie Marano will make an outstanding Freeholder. She will be an environmental leader working to move Somerset County forward. She will champion important environmental issues like climate change, open space, and clean water,” said... Read more →


Cpl. Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk Parking Restrictions/Road Closures

(CNBNewsnet)--GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 12, 2019)--The Gloucester City Police released the following statement regarding the upcoming Cpl. Marc Ryan event. On Saturday, November 16th. the following parking restrictions will be enforced between 5:30 am and 11:00 am to facilitate the 9th. Annual Cpl. Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk: Hudson St. between Sussex and King Sts. – both sides N. Burlington St. between Middlesex and Bergen Sts – both sides (until 1:00 pm) King St. between Jersey Ave. and Hudson St. - east side only Jersey Ave.... Read more →


REPORT: NJ Puts Families at Risk to Feed an Insatiable Debt Collection Machine

November 12, 2019 National Consumer Law Center’s 50-State Review: New Jersey Receives an F Rating; Consumer Protections from Debt Collectors Need Major Reform Highland Park, NJ – A new report from the National Consumer Law Center surveying exemption laws that protect consumers’ wages, assets in a bank account, and property from seizure by debt collectors gives New Jersey an “F” for extremely weak protections. No Fresh Start in 2019: How States Still Let Debt Collectors Push Families into Poverty surveyed the laws of 50 states,... Read more →


Deborah Heart and Lung Center Receives $5 Million Gift

BROWNS MILLS, NJ – (November 12, 2019) – Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular hospital, located in Burlington County, has announced a $5 million gift from Gregory Olsen, PhD., to Deborah100: The Campaign. It is the largest single gift by an individual to Deborah in its 97-year history, and ranks among the largest gifts ever made to a New Jersey hospital. Deborah100 is a multi-year initiative to add new patient floors all with private inpatient suites. Dr. Olsen’s... Read more →


Claire Gustafson Considering Getting Into CD1 GOP Primary

Gustafson forms exploratory committee to consider campaign against Norcross COLLINGSWOOD – Saying, “2020 is vastly different than 2014, in every district we need candidates not afraid to stand with our President,” Claire Gustafson announced she has formed an exploratory committee to gauge interest and support into a possible candidacy for Congress in CD1. “Republicans I’ve talked with don’t want a wishy-washy middle-of-the-road nominee pandering for Democrat votes,” Gustafson said. “They want a candidate who understands that ‘reproductive rights’ does not mean using abortion as a... Read more →


Lower Township Home Destroyed by Fire

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Lower Township – On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 11:08 a.m., Police, Fire and EMS were dispatched to a residence located at 2727 Bay Drive, in the Villas Section of Lower Township. Upon arrival, Lower Township Police Officers found the residence fully engulfed in flames and determined that the residence was vacant. Neighboring residents were also requested to evacuate, due to the quick spreading fire, in addition to propane or natural gas hazards. All Lower Township Fire Departments responded, which include Erma, Town Bank and... Read more →


No Average Call

A Look Inside the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center “With our job, average doesn’t really exist,” said Sharon, a threat intake examiner at the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center (NTOC). “Every time we pick up the phone it’s a different situation.” A threat intake examiner assesses information from a tip at the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia. For NTOC threat intake examiners, that means handling about 3,100 different situations every day as phone calls and electronic tips flow into the FBI... Read more →


Photo Pop Philly’s Winter Wonderland Opens This Week

Features a Special Holiday-Themed Philadelphia Phillies Installation PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 2019) — After major success this past summer, Photo Pop Philly is back this holiday season! Opening later this week, the first ever holiday installment of the pop-up includes more interactive art than ever before. Kicking off the season with a Grand Opening Celebration on November 15, Photo Pop is ready for guests to immerse themselves in the joyful enchantment of Winter Wonderland. The brand’s latest edition is opening up once again at the newly-restored... Read more →


Flying with Kids & How to Reduce Stress

Gloucestercitynews.net (Nov. 12, 2019)--Family vacations are a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones and to give your children the opportunity to explore the world at a young age. The potential snag with traveling abroad with kids, however, is that flying from an airport can be a very long and potentially stressful process even without children in tow. While alone you would enjoy some relaxing drinks, grab a leisurely bite to eat and indulge in some retail therapy, with kids you need... Read more →


Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $60,000,000 For Wednesday’s Drawing

TRENTON (Nov. 12, 2019) – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $60 million! Although no one won the jackpot in the Nov. 9, drawing, 16,906 New Jersey players took home an estimated $85,481 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200, according to Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey. The winning numbers for the Saturday, Nov. 9, drawing were: 14, 17, 35, 38 and 60. The Red Power Ball number was 25. The Multiplier number was 02. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $60,000,000 for the next... Read more →


Norcross Opposes Minimum Wage Delay Bill

(CNBNewsnet)(November 12, 2019)--South Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross today sent a letter (below) to the leaders of the New Jersey Legislature in opposition to S3607, sponsored by Senators Gopal and Corrado, a bill that would allow planned minimum wage increases to be delayed and which is slated to be considered by the Senate Labor Committee on Thursday. “This is an irresponsible proposal that will harm both workers and businesses,” said Congressman Norcross in the letter. “This proposal should be rejected by the Senate Labor Committee on... Read more →


SJTA to Conduct Work Zone Safety Enforcement Details

In observance of Nat'l Traffic Incident Response Week HAMMONTON, NJ - Nov. 12, 2019 - The South Jersey Transportation Authority in coordination with the New Jersey State Police will be conducting a series work zone enforcement details to reinforce the importance of motorists driving safely in work zone lane closures along the Atlantic City Expressway. The enforcement details will be in operation mornings and afternoons starting today, Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 15 at various lane closures in both the east and westbound lanes.... Read more →


NJ Advance Media Releases Provocative Article on Unknown NJ Lawsuit

Today, NJ Advance Media published columnist Steve Politi’s provocative story about an unknown New Jersey lawsuit that nearly changed amateur sports forever. John Suk was coaching a junior varsity baseball game for Bound Brook High School when he told a player to slide into third base. What happened next – a sickening “POP!” and a serious ankle fracture – set off a seven-year legal battle that culminated this spring with a surreal trial in Somerset County. All parties agreed: If Suk was found liable for... Read more →


Pennsylvania lawmakers taking another stab at stabilizing public pension funds

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center SquareNov 2019 Three Pennsylvania pension reform bills made their way out of the House State Government Committee and will now be considered by the full chamber, which could be called for debate when lawmakers return to Harrisburg later this month. Gloucester City News blog files The proposals came out of recommendations made by a public pension review commission that was formed through legislation passed two years ago. The commission identified actuarial savings of about $10 billion over a 30-year... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: OFFICIALS ASK NJ TO SHUT DOWN MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY

Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy, urging the state to shut down the Manalapan (formerly Marianne) Manor facility on Route 33. "The 50 or so residents at this facility are housed in a manner that should not be acceptable with anyone," the letter reads. Three residents have died while walking from the facility to local shops. Local police responded to 339 calls at the facility between July 1 to November 5, 2019. (Asbury Park Press) GET HELP PAYING FOR GROCERIES,... Read more →


Gloucester City & Mays Landing Residents win Tickets to Adam Birnbaum Trio Concert

(SEWELL, NJ – November 6, 2019) – Bill and Gale Wills of Gloucester City, NJ and Sharon Tudor of Mays Landing, NJ enjoyed renowned New York City jazz pianist and composer Adam Birnbaum and his acclaimed trio members Matt Clohesy on bass and Keita Ogawa on percussion this past Sunday as the winners of the Music at Bunker Hill ticket giveaway courtesy of New Jersey’s Heartland. Located in Sewell, NJ, Music at Bunker Hill is a concert series hosted at the Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church... Read more →


3 Suspected Dealers Arrested for Attempting to Sell Drugs to Kensington Students

PHILADELPHIA – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrests of three drug dealers for attempting to sell drugs to students in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Agents from the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations seized one AR-15 and 76 grams of drugs during the arrest. “The children of Kensington, especially our youngest, should be able to walk to school or play with friends in safety and not be confronted by drug dealers trying to sell them the very poisons that are... Read more →


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BUILD LIVING SCULPTURE MADE FROM TAPE AT NAVY YARD

PHILADELPHIA PA--Group X and the Philadelphia Navy Yard announce its latest public art installation, Tape Philadelphia: Enter the Cocoon (#NavyYardCocoon), an interactive tape sculpture created by experimental European arts collective Numen/For Use. This temporary experience was installed inside 1701 Langley Avenue (Building 694) at the Navy Yard, latching onto the building’s existing structural beams using a staggering 21.5 miles of translucent tape - the distance of the Broad Street Run course from start to the finish line at the Navy Yard and back! Tape Philadelphia:... Read more →


Jefferson Health to Hold 10th Annual - Washington Township

‘Tree of Lights’ Event at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center--— Area residents will have the opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer by symbolically illuminating a light and placing an ornament on the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township’s “Tree of Lights” on Tuesday, November 19. The 10th annual Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration – set for 5-6 p.m. at the Cancer Center (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ) – will include music, light refreshments, and a... Read more →


New report: Successes and lessons learned from Stories of Atlantic City

Report and video detail the unique New Jersey restorative narrative collaboration and outline areas for improvement Center for Cooperative Media Follow Nov 6 · 7 min read Note: This post is adapted from the executive summary, successes, and recommendations sections of the full Stories of Atlantic City report, which was released today. Today we’re releasing our video and our full report on Stories of Atlantic City, a restorative narrative collaborative reporting project that brought together city residents with local journalists to tell untold stories. It... Read more →