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November 2019

Helen M. Lewis, of Bellmawr, age 94

Helen M. Lewis (nee Nardone), on November 29, 2019, of Bellmawr, NJ; formerly of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late John F. Lewis, Sr. Devoted mother of Helen Marie Lewis (LeRoy Spurgeon), John F. Lewis, Mary Theresa Jablonski (Frank), and Jean Boyer (the late Chuck). Loving grandmother of Mary Theresa, Robert Francis, John Paul, Monique Danielle, Matthew Bryce, and the late William Daniel and great-grandmother of Mina Marie and Xavier William. Dear sister of Mary Grace Adamo, and the late William Nardone and Jean Pierog. Also survived by close friends James and Helen Miller, many nieces and nephews,... Read more →


Kansas Wins Maui Jim Tourney in Overtime

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports LAHAINA (Nov. 30, 2019)---- The Kansas Jayhawks won in overtime against the Dayton Flyers in the Championship game of the 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational basketball tournament. It was standing-room-only at the Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday. The Maui Jim NCAA tourney is the premier Thanksgiving-time college basketball tournament. It is produced by ESPN. Udoka Azubuike of the University of Kansas is hugged by teammate Tristan Enaruna after the Jayhawks beat Dayton in overtime at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game at Lahaina Civic Center. The Flyers led at half-time 37-36, but the Jayhawks... Read more →


William McWhorter, 46, of Philadelphia Murdered in Camden City

(CNBNewsnet)CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 30, 2019)--Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki reported a homicide that occurred in Camden on November 29, 2019. The Camden County Police Department responded to reports of a man who appeared to be shot on the 700 block of Tulip Street at approximately 3:27 p.m. Officers located the victim, William McWhorter, 46, of Philadelphia, laying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. William McWhorter was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 3:47 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and... Read more →


Patricia Ann Sampson of Gloucester City; GCHS Alumnus, St. Mary's Parishioner

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On November 28, 2019. Age 89. (nee Nolan). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 59 years to the late Riley K. Sampson. Loving mother of Maryann Deacon, Patricia Sampson, Teresa Andrews, Betsy Sherrer (Karl), Kathleen Murchake and Gerald Sampson (Rose). Cherished grandmom of Nicole, William, Christina, Melissa, Dillon, Alyson, Jamie, Tommy, Madison, Julia and Leah. Predeceased by her nine brothers and sisters. Patricia Ann Sampson Pat was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1948. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church. St. Mary's RC Church (CNBNews photo) Relatives and friends are invited to... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Holidays

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor The holidays are upon us! Family members will gather together, spending time with one another and eating lots of goodies! But, what about Fido? Your dog is part of the family and thus, should be included in the festivities! However, a certain amount of preparation is in order so that everyone enjoys a relaxed and social time. Be sure that your dog is up to date on his immunizations. In case he becomes anxious and decides to take a chunk out of Uncle Chuck or to nip Aunt Nancy at least he won’t give anyone rabies! Seriously, if... Read more →


Op-Ed: Peyton’s Law –

Empowering Student Athletes/Parents to be Proactive about Cardiac Arrest Prevention By Sen. Mike Regan Nov 2019/The Center Square Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is reported to be the leading killer of student athletes in the United States and the leading cause of death on school campuses. An average of one in 300 student athletes have undetected abnormal heart issues that could lead to SCA. Recognizing these staggering statistics, I introduced Senate Bill 836, known as Peyton’s Law, in an effort to educate every student athlete and their parents about electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions. This bill has been a... Read more →


NJ Pick-6 Increases to $3.7 Million for Dec. 2

TRENTON (Nov. 29, 2019) – The Pick-6 drawing on November 28 produced seven winners of $2,941 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $5,882. The $3.7 million drawing will be held Monday, December 2, 2019. The winning numbers for the Thursday, November 28, drawing were: 14, 16, 18, 26, 31 and 43. The XTRA Multiplier was: 02. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there... Read more →


2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Shines A Spotlight On Grace Kelly

Premiere Horticultural Event—and Philadelphia Itself—Honor Princess of Monaco Riviera Holiday—the theme of 191st PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (February 29-March 8, 2020)—evokes not only the citrus trees and lavender sweeps of a refined stretch of the Mediterranean coast. The horticultural tradition also spotlights the life and legacy of the late Grace Kelly, the Philadelphian who became Princess of the Principality of Monaco. Founded in 1829, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s wintertime exhibit is the nation’s largest and longest-running flower show. In 1976, for America’s bicentennial, Princess Grace returned home to judge the show. The 2020 Flower Show will feature a rose garden reminiscent... Read more →


Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown will be Conducted in Maple Shade

Part of Statewide Year End Campaign The Maple Shade Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 6, 2019 and continuing through January 1, 2020, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. “During the last... Read more →


Cellphone shock: Pennsylvanians Paying More in Fees Than Most

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center SquareNov 26, 2019 Pennsylvanians are paying more taxes on their cellphone bill than all but one of their neighbors and significantly more than the national average. That’s according to a report by a nonpartisan tax policy research group. The combined local, state and federal taxes on a resident’s cellphone bill is 25.4 percent. The Washington-based Tax Foundation noted that was the seventh-highest rate in the nation. Excluding the federal 9.1 percent rate, Pennsylvania’s state and local tax is slightly more than 16.3 percent. A state resident who has a $100 monthly bill from their wireless... Read more →


D'IYANU Unwraps African Inspired Holiday Collection

Ready-to-Wear Brand Hosts Pop-up Events for Holiday Collection at Local Showroom Philadelphia, PA (November 2019) - Bells are already ringing as the world prepares for another season of joyous memories with loved ones. For Nigerian-born entrepreneur Addie Elabor and her fashion line D’IYANU, the holidays are not only a time to be festive but to look and feel the part. With its official release set for today (Black Friday), Elabor and her team present D'IYANU’s Holiday Collection. Inspired by traditional African prints, the D'IYANU Holiday Collection features dazzling formal wear for men, women, and kids along with special gifts for the... Read more →


Beware of Certain Toys, Some are Dangeous

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center SquareNov 2019 With Black Friday just about here, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a news conference with a public interest group and a public health expert to highlight the findings in this year’s Trouble in Toyland report. Now in its 34th year, the study released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) points out dangers that may be lurking behind some popular toys and gadgets for children this holiday season. Since the first report, more than 150 recalls or other administrative actions have been taken against toys deemed to be unsafe. The concern... Read more →


Morristown Business Association Candle Light Stroll

Main Street Saturday from from 2-8pm. Watch for pedestrians. Speed limit 15 mph The Mooristown Business Association (MBA) is hosting the Candle Light Stroll event in support of our local merchants on Main St. from 2-8pm Saturday, Nov. 30 Horse/Carriage rides will be available at Main & High Streets. Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area, not to exceed 15 mph for the safety of event attendees on Main St. between Chester Ave. & Church St. Mill St. will be closed at Main St. for pedestrian safety. Motorists should be aware that the Horse & Carriage rides will... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: The Speed Kills Myth is Alive & Well in Pennsylvania

Sadly, the speed kills myth is alive and well in Pennsylvania. A real 25-state analysis was done of NHTSA data, which showed that 1.6% of crashes are caused by excessive speed. Barely above zero, then. Nowhere does anyone ever put into a bill that speed limits must be posted at the 85th percentile free-flowing traffic speed. This is so that the ticket industry can thrive. Set the limits too low, ticket barely above them, get municipal radar and speed cameras, then watch the money flow in. Since this is still not enough, the state now wants more LIDAR and moving radar.You... Read more →


Cancer Foundation Hosts Concert in Somers Point

MediaWizeNovember 28, 2019 The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation spent Thanksgiving with friends and family and will finish the week with a grateful celebration all about giving back. Grateful Dead cover band Pure Jerry is headlining the fourth annual Concert For A Cause at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Clancy’s By The Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave. in Somers Point. Tickets are $20. They include domestic beer and house wine and are available at thedrcf.org, Facebook, Eventbrite and at the door. Proceeds benefit the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, which provides financial support to families who are battling cancer and local cancer... Read more →


Two Atlantic County Men Plead Guilty to Setting Man on Fire

MAYS LANDING – Two men pleaded guilty on Thursday to aggravated assault after setting a man on fire in March, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Brandon Perez Brandon Perez, 23, of Hammonton and David Sult, 24, of Mays Landing, both pleaded guilty to second degree aggravated assault in exchange for five years New Jersey State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act (85% period of parole ineligibility and three years parole supervision upon release). David Sult On the evening of March 15, 2019, Brandon Perez and David Sult were at Sult’s residence in Mays Landing hanging out with... Read more →


Remembering Inky, the Thanksgiving Whale

MediaWizeNovember 28, 2019 Sheila Dean, co-director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, holds a replica of a pygmy sperm whale like the one found in Longport on Thanksgiving Day 1994. Submitted by STEVE JASIECKI It was 1994 on Thanksgiving Day when a female pygmy sperm whale ended up stranded on a beach in Longport. Police and volunteers gave up their dinners to watch over the whale until the Marine Mammal Stranding Center arrived. The whale was in very poor condition and wouldn’t survive without immediate care. It was transported to the stranding center, a flurry of phone calls were made, and... Read more →


Obituary: Warren A. Theckston “Tex”, of Gloucester City

On November 26, 2019. Of Gloucester City. Age 82. Born in Camden, he is the son of the late Howard and Caroline (Wiedeman) Theckston. Tex is survived by his loving children; Dorothy Passini (Dennis), Teresa Theckston, Jacqueline Sherriton (Brian), James Theckston; step-children, Gerald Sheridan, Eileen Nemeroff (Dave) and Kathleen Chiodi (John); grandchildren, Nichole, Nicholas, and Edward Sheridan, Daniel Theckston, Matt Nemeroff, Katherine Bradley, Olivia, Joshua, Jenna and Philip Sherriton: brother, Howard Theckston, Jr.; sister, Carol Monforte. He was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline Theckston; step-children, Margaret Sheridan, Edward Sheridan, granddaughter, Heather Nemeroff and his brother, Norman Theckston. Tex was an entrepreneur... Read more →


Lower Township Police Arrest Four Suspects on Robbery Charges

Villas NJ (Nov. 29, 2019)--- On Monday, November 25, 2019, at approximately 4:30 P.M., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to a call in the Villas section of the Township for a subject reporting he was assaulted and then robbed at gunpoint. Upon arrival, officers found the victim with injuries to his face. The victim told officers that he went to a residence in the first block of East Atlantic Avenue to conduct a drug transaction when a juvenile male struck him in the face. Investigation revealed that an adult male, Louis Garcia, 18, of North Cape May, then... Read more →


Coast Guard closes search for missing kite surfer near Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (Nov. 29, 2019)-—The Coast Guard has closed the search for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey, after the missing individual called and reported themselves to be safe, Friday morning. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911, notifying them of a kite surfer reportedly wearing all black, seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard approximately 500-yards off Corson Inlet, at around 3:20 p.m., Thursday evening. At approximately 10 p.m. this morning, the missing kite surfer contacted Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders to inform them that after his kite malfunctioned, he... Read more →


A Guide to Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 29, 2019)--The festive season is rocketing into view and, as all grown-ups know at this time of year, that means more work, more guests, more mouths to feed and more joy and laughter to nurture. The festive period is full of fun for your close and extended family, and visiting friends, but it’s also a time during which your home will be sheltering more heads than usual – and as such, it’s an important time to be prepared for. In this handy guide, you’ll learn how to best prepare your home for the holiday season in order to make your... Read more →


Cancer linked with a more than doubled risk of dying from stroke

Credit: Getty Images utah778 Newswise — People living with or beyond cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to new Penn State research, and certain types of cancer may boost the risk even more. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine found that compared to the general population, people who have or have had cancer are more than twice as likely to die of a stroke, and the risk increases with time. Additionally, cancers of the breast, prostate or colorectum were the type most commonly associated with fatal stroke. Nicholas Zaorsky, assistant professor in radiation... Read more →


Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

Don’t Fall Victim to Online Schemes ‘Tis the season for holiday gifting, and many shoppers will go online this time of year to find the best deals on popular items. But the sellers you buy from may not be what they seem. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), thousands of people become victims of holiday scams every year. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information, and, at the very least, a festive mood. The two most prevalent of these holiday scams are non-delivery and non-payment crimes. In a non-delivery scam, a buyer pays for goods or... Read more →


Action Wellness Honors Three “Friends For Life”

Action Wellness to be Presented with Pioneer Award by Center for AIDS Research at UPENN PHILADELPHIA, PA (NOVEMBER 2019) - Every year, Action Wellness observes World AIDS Day in partnership with AmeriHealth Caritas. On December 1, as a part of their annual campaign “Action Heroes Wear Red”, friends and supporters are asked to wear red, or a red ribbon, on this day to raise awareness for World AIDS Day. This day is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV and to commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illness. In 2017, according to the CDC, there were... Read more →


5 Pieces of Essential Equipment for a New Dental Surgery 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 29, 2019)--A surgeon is only as good as their tools, and this also goes for a dentist. When opening, upgrading or launching a new dental surgery, it’s vital that you first have all the supplies you need to provide excellent care for your patients. Your skill and technique might be top of the class from all your training and qualifications, but if you don’t have the necessary tools to make use of those skills, they will all go to waste. Before you open your new dental surgery to the public, make sure you have these essential instruments and pieces of... Read more →


NJ American Water Invests $470,000 in Somerdale Infrastructure

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – NOV. 2019 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,800 feet of aging water main in Somerdale this fall. The company will upgrade the 6-inch water lines with new 8-inch ductile iron main along North and South Hilltop Avenue from West Maiden Lane to Ogg Avenue. The project also includes replacing two fire hydrants and installing one new hydrant as well as replacing 42 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. This $470,000 investment will continue to advance water service reliability and increase water flows for household consumption and fire protection in this community. This improvement... Read more →


Delaware Police and Marine Corps Reserve Team Up

Toys for Tots program DOVER (Nov. 27, 2019) – DNREC Natural Resources Police units from Delaware State Parks, the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Environmental Crimes Unit have teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys for children in local communities for the holidays. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in communities nationwide. Toys will be accepted through Thursday, Dec. 12 at the following drop-off locations: All... Read more →


All-American Joseph Domanico Named League Performer of the Week

TROY, NY (11/26/2019)-- Following an All-America effort at the NCAA Championship Meet, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Joseph Domanico of Haddon Township 08108 and Haddon Township High School has been selected as the Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week by the Liberty League, it has been announced. A senior captain, Domanico earned All-America after leading Rensselaer to a school record 10th place finish at the Division III Championship. He was 17th in the field of 279 finishers to pace the Engineers, who recorded their first top 10 finish. He was in 124th place after the first 1K (3:08.1) before moving... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Seizes more than 20,000 Counterfeit Oral-B Toothbrush Heads from China

Release Date: November 27, 2019 PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 20,400 counterfeit Oral-B toothbrush heads recently in Philadelphia that were destined to an address in Delran, N.J. CBP officers seized 20,400 counterfeit Oral-B toothbrush heads in Philadelphia November 7, 2019. CBP officers initially examined the air cargo shipment October 1 and detained the shipment as suspected counterfeit consumer goods due to poor packaging and questionable quality. The shipment contained 1,200 10-pack and 2,800 3-pack toothbrush heads marked with the Oral-B brand name. CBP officers worked with CBP’s Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Centers for Excellence and... Read more →


NextFab Returns With Annual Gift Guide 

Just In Time for Small Business Saturday Philadelphia, PA (November 2019) - Start checking holiday gifts off your list withNextfab’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, filled with local, handmade products, perfect for Small Business Saturday. NextFab operates locations in South Philadelphia, Downtown Wilmington, Delaware, and NextFab’s new 30,000 sq.ft. North Philadelphia location will open in Spring of 2020. NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers. With a new location in North Philadelphia opening soon and its fundamental mission in driving artisan entrepreneurs in building their business, this Gift Guide showcases... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report – Nov. 27: Perfect Weather for Striped Bass

By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources Nick Long spent a quiet evening on the bay fishing with his dad and holds up a beautiful fall striped bass as the sun sets. Photo by Travis Long Although the mornings can be a bit nippy, good fishing opportunities exist from the mountains of western Maryland to the waters of the Atlantic. The Chesapeake Bay striped bass season has a little more than two weeks to go before it closes, and anglers are bundling up and enjoying the fun. Forecast Summary: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: As the holiday weekend approaches, Bay... Read more →


Coast Guard searches for missing kite surfer near Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, N.J.(Nov. 28, 2019)-- —The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City, New Jersey, Thursday evening. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911, notifying them of a kite surfer, reportedly wearing all black, seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard approximately 500-yards off Corson Inlet, at around 3:20 p.m. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City, a Station Atlantic City 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew, and a Station Cape May 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew to search for the... Read more →


CNBNews COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS AND EVENTS

The Gloucester City Library thanks patrons and families for their patience and is now happy to announce Tiny Tots morning story hours are back. Story hours will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays as usual at the library, 50 N. Railroad Avenue. **** Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School Outreach Ministry is collecting blankets to give to the homeless as Christmas gifts through “UR Important 2 Us.” Donations of $10 will go toward the purchase of a blanket which are specifically manufactured for the homeless. The blankets are oversized cot blankets made of 100 percent polyester fleece.... Read more →


Delaware's Low-Digit Surf-Fishing Tag Auction starts Black Friday

Dover (Nov. 27, 2019) - DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will auction Low-Digit Surf Fishing Tags starting Black Friday, Nov. 29 at www.usgovbid.com. Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 11, bidders will have the option to bid on 10 tags, including tags 36, 63, 125 and 225, and on six “choice” categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. The highest bidder in each choice category can choose a number, if not already sold, within that category. The minimum bid for a surf fishing tag is $250. By state law, surf-fishing tags numbered 1 through 200 are limited to vehicles registered in... Read more →


Holiday Events in Camden County This Weekend

More Exciting Events Happening this Weekend in Camden County Collingswood Holiday Parade The 2019 Collingswood Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, November 30th beginning at 10 AM and will run along Haddon Avenue beginning at Zane Avenue. Named the Best Main Street Experience by South Jersey Magazine, the parade features lively seasonal entertainment including marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, giants on stilts, floats, mummers, live music, and even sports mascots like the Phillie Phanatic. Read More. Haddonfield Candlelight Shopping Downtown Haddonfield’s much-anticipated Candlelight Shopping Tradition returns this holiday season, where shoppers participate in a one-of-a-kind evening holiday shopping experience with... Read more →


Remembering Pearl Harbor

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Camden County Freeholder Board and Gloucester County Freeholder Board will mark the 78th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, December 7th 1941, on Friday, December 6th at 10 AM on the Battleship New Jersey. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. Read more →


Gloucester's Game Lions - Rams OT

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (Nov. 28, 2019)--The annual battle between our two neighborhood schools ended regulation tied a 6 - 6. After scoreless first quarter Gloucester Catholic High hit pay dirt first taking a 6 - 0 lead in 2nd but Gloucester High battled back to tie the game at 6 - 6 on a touchdown by Steven Burkhardt. Lions put on a late first half surge hoping to take a lead before entering the locker room, but QB Gavin Callahan's pass intented for Steven Burkhardt as time ran out was intercepted in the endzone by Rams Ben Watkis. Throughout the second... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST

November and December are filled with holiday merriment, but an unexpected trip to the veterinary hospital can instantly spoil the cheer. There are many seasonal dangers for pets, including consumption of toxic foods and decorations, that can devastate a Thanksgiving, Christmas or holiday celebration. Peyton Cleary/CNBNews graphic From chocolate and turkey bones to tinsel and toys, veterinarians at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital have treated dozens of dogs and cats who have gotten into holiday-related food and items. In fact, BluePearl, which has more than 80 hospitals in 25 states across the U.S., sees an approximate 69 percent increase in... Read more →


Investors Bank’s Foundation Grant Aids Bridge Academy With Capital Campaign

Investors Bank Senior Market Manager Linda Martin (second from right) and Assistant Vice President and Lawrenceville Branch Manager Carole Bursac (second from left) present a grant check from Investors Foundation for $15,000 to Bridge Academy Director of Education Susan K. Morris (center) and Bridge Academy students Trisha Saple (far left) and Sydney Rick (far right) for its capital campaign. ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The Bridge Academy, located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, will be able to renovate and expand its campus buildings, thanks in part to a $15,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. Investors Bank has been a strong supporter of Bridge Academy... Read more →


Parade of Lights is Just a Week Away!

. The holiday season is around the corner, which can only mean it's time for Parade of Lights! Join us next Saturday, December 7 for a festive day of fun for the whole family, with crafts galore and tons of activities in our merry Makerspace and Santa's Workshop on the Water. Be sure to stick around as a parade of bedecked working boats take to the Delaware River at 5:15 p.m., illuminated in lights for all to see. CBS Philly anchor Jan Carabeo will host the festivities this year, so be sure to say hello! Museum members can take a break... Read more →


Justice Dept Launches National Strategy to Address Murdered Native Americans

WASHINGTON—Attorney General William P. Barr launched a national strategy last week to address missing and murdered Native Americans. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Initiative places MMIP coordinators in 11 U.S. Attorney’s offices including the District of Oregon who will develop protocols for a more coordinated law enforcement response to missing cases. The plan also calls for the deployment of the FBI’s most advanced response capabilities when needed, improved data collection and analysis, and training to support local response efforts. “American Indian and Alaska Native people suffer from unacceptable and disproportionately high levels of violence, which can have lasting impacts... Read more →


Researchers discover HIV drug is effective against Zika virus

A research team at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine has discovered that a drug used to treat HIV is effective in suppressing Zika virus, suggesting potential global implications for treating mosquito-borne viral diseases. Photography By: Ryan S. Brandenberg Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience Kamel Khalili, right, and a researcher, work in a lab at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. A team of Temple researchers has discovered that a drug used for HIV treatment is also effective in suppressing Zika virus. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy,... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 18-24

DOVER (Nov. 27, 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 Nov. 18-24 made 1,433 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 17 citations. Officers responded to 61 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources... Read more →