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November 2019

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Happy Thanksgiving from Gloucester Township Police

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--As we enter into the Holiday Season, we at the Gloucester Township Police Department have much to be thankful for. We are thankful that we live in a nation that guarantees us our freedoms. We are thankful for those whom we are honored to help at their time of need. We are thankful for this great community that we serve. We are thankful to be able to do what we are called to do. We are thankful for the many people who thank... Read more →


A Glimpse From The First Cannabis Café in America

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 28, 2019)--Cannabis has been recognized for both its benefits and contributions to one’s society. With this, the usage of marijuana has extended into different sectors and services. Alongside this growth and development, the first-ever Cannabis Café in America has become available for service and open to the public. A weed café, similar to other cafeterias and shops, is a place that offers food and various marijuana products to consume. A guest can afford to order any food from their menu with several marijuana offerings.... Read more →


Holly Jolly Senior Dance

BELLMAWR, NJ (Nov. 29, 2019)--The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents the Holly Jolly Senior Dance on Wednesday, December 18th from 3:30 PM to 6 PM at the Bellmawr Ballroom. Join us for light refreshments, live music, and an evening of fun. Please do not arrive before 3:15 PM. To register, please call Michael at (856) 216-2170. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Bellmawr Ballroom 29 Lewis Avenue, Bellmawr, NJ, 08031, United States Wednesday, Dec 18th, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Read more →


Samaritan’s Tree of Life Ceremony in West Deptford Brightens the Holiday Season

Moorestown, N.J. – The community is encouraged to gather family and friends to celebrate the season as Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice presents their annual Tree of Life ceremony on Monday, December 2, at 7 p.m. at the West Deptford Municipal Building, located at 400 Crowne Point Road. The candlelight ceremony is open to the public and features inspirational readings and music provided by local musicians, followed by fellowship and refreshments. Individuals may dedicate a light on the tree in memory of someone who has passed... Read more →


Mikhail Peleg: Soon, Machete will please fans with new hits

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 28, 2019)--After a long creative work hiatus, the popular Machete band intends to return to the big stage. This information was shared by Mikhail Peleg, the band’s producer. The leader of the band, Yaroslav Malyi, said that a creative break was necessary for the group. They traveled around the world, absorbed the energy of ancient countries, meditated, and learned new things. But not only had the rest from the multimillion audience helped band members to grow. They had constantly rehearsed, wrote lyrics and music.... Read more →


How to Plan the Ultimate Solo Vacation

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 28, 2019)--Sometimes life just gets to us, and that’s alright. Needing an escape is not a problem; it’s just a chance to treat yourself to a new routine. It’s healthy, it’s fun, and no, you don’t need to try to organize a trip with friends. If you find it’s difficult to get everyone to agree on dates, on destinations, on what to do or where to go – then go without them. Solo travel is very invigorating when you’re stressed, and can help you... Read more →


4 Amazing Technologies Improving Our Health Every Day

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 28,2019)--We’ve come a long way from leeches. The high-tech boom of the Information and Innovation Ages has melded with the healthy-living craze. Cutting-edge technologies help us live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Here are four amazing technologies for improving our health every day ... 1. Software as a Medical Device We get it—you already had to learn what SaaS means, but now you have to learn SaMD? Nevertheless, according to Orthogonal, “SaMD is proving to be a major disruptive force in the way healthcare... Read more →


Members of Newark’s ‘Boyz’ Street Gang Admit Drug and Firearms Offenses

NEWARK, N.J. – Members of the “Famous Boyz” street gang have admitted to firearms and narcotics distribution offenses as part of a drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Shaka McKinney, 25, of Newark, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to an information charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum fine of $250,000. Jahid Vauters,” a/k/a “k”, a/k/a “KO,” 31, of Newark,... Read more →


5 Things That Could Go Wrong During Your Next Trip to Vegas

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 28, 2019)--It is not called Sin City for nothing. Las Vegas is a great place to go to for fun, gambling, entertainment and yes, some good, old fashioned debauchery. While the thrill-seekers paradise in the desert has become a lot more family-friendly over the last few decades, there is still plenty that can go wrong during a trip to Vegas. While the worst-case over-the-top scenario looks something like the movie The Hangover, there are plenty of other, more realistic things that can ruin your... Read more →


Old American Water Co. Building in Voorhees Township Destroyed by Vandals ; Suspects Arrested

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP (Nov. 27, 2019)--On Monday, November 4th, 2019 at approximately 6:44 pm, Voorhees Patrol Officers were dispatched to 1025 Laurel Oak Road, formerly known as the American Water Company for a fire alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of criminal activity afoot within the recently vacated commercial facility. The on-scene investigation was turned over to Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Bureau. This incident subsequently developed into a multi-jurisdictional effort between Voorhees Police Department and the Gloucester Twp. Police Department. As a result of... Read more →


350 Coast Guard Recruits to Enjoy Thanksgiving with South Jersey Families

CAPE MAY, N.J. (Nov. 27, 2019)– U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and the American Red Cross will place more than 350 Coast Guard recruits with South Jersey families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside, Thursday. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. It allows recruits to celebrate the holiday with a host family while they’re separated from their loved ones during the rigorous basic training program. Operation Fireside has been coordinated annually by the... Read more →


Drug Raid in Cape May County Nets Meth and Heroin

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (Nov. 27, 2019)--– Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland, and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of Jennifer R. Pagano, a 48 year old resident of Seagrove Avenue in Lower Township, N.J. on drug possession and distribution charges. On November 8, 2019, detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutors Office Gangs, Gun’s and Narcotics Task Force and the Lower Township Police Department concluded a two month long investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics by... Read more →


Avalon Man Indicted on Charges of Sexual Assault and Witness Tampering

November 27, 2019 Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland along with Chief Jeffrey Christopher of the Avalon Police Department announce the Grand Jury indictment of 31-year old Jerry Shields on Sexual Assault and Witness Tampering charges. On November 26, 2019, Jerry Shields was indicted by a Cape May County Grand Jury for one count Sexual Assault, a crime of the 2nd degree; two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the 3rd degree;... Read more →


NJ News Commons: LAW TO HELP CHILD VICTIMS SEEK JUSTICE IN EFFECT SOON

On December 1, an important new law will go into effect — it will lift the statue of limitations on certain crimes so that childhood victims of intimate violence will have a chance to bring their abusers to justice. This law is why one attorney will be filing lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America, coach Tony Sagona, and the Newark Archdiocese — and many other suits will likely follow. (NJ.com) MURPHY: LET'S DECRIMINALIZE CANNABIS ALREADY Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy called the vision to decriminalize... Read more →


Sweeney Says Murphy is Playing Politics with Critical School Funding

Senate President: Governor doesn’t realize his proposed $1B tax hike wouldn’t put a penny into overfunded districts under bill he signed into law TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney today blasted the Governor for playing politics on critical school funding issues by calling for a $1 billion tax increase that would do nothing to help districts facing Adjustment Aid cuts. “It is disappointing to see the Governor demagogue the critical issues of school funding and property tax fairness in order to call for an unrelated... Read more →


NJ Taxpayers Give $161.25 Million in Municipal Aid Grants to Municipalities

Change in Grant Cycle Will Help 542 Municipalities Better Plan Future Work TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that 96 percent of New Jersey municipalities will receive Municipal Aid grant awards, totaling $161.25 million for fiscal year 2020. These are the first awards being made under the new Municipal Aid grant cycle that better aligns with the state’s construction season and municipal budget cycles. A total of 542 cities and towns across the state are receiving grants to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life... Read more →


The Renewal of GLOUCESTER'S GAME (Rams v Lions)....plus Videos of previous Contests

The excerpt below is from the Renewal of Friendship booklet which was released in 1993 when the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic was resumed. Related: Two and One-Half-Hours The football teams from the two schools will meet tomorrow (Thursday) at the John Lynch Field at Gloucester High School, Rt. 130 and Market Street. The Rams won last year's contest 30 to 14. Gloucester Catholic's junior running back Dashaun Harris finished that game with 222 yards on 23 carries and... Read more →


Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Year End Campaign

Lower Township — Law enforcement officials from the Lower Township 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... Read more →


Steve Flinn, of Gloucester City; Member of Iron Workers Local 502; Central Metals Employee

Stephen W. Flinn Gloucester City – On November 25, 2019. Age 65. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of the late Fay D. Flinn (nee Martin). Beloved son of the late Raymond and Joan Flinn. Beloved brother of Dennis Flinn, Liz Dykie, Kevin Flinn, Joan Bohrer, Joyce Ann Buzby and Meg Boice. Cherished uncle of many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Also survived by loving members of the Martin family and his dear friend, Ruth Ferry. Steve was a quiet kid and quiet man... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: Firearms Deer Season Begins Saturday

A Saturday opener for the firearms deer season and the possibility of more older bucks throughout the Commonwealth have many Pennsylvanians excited about Nov. 30 and the weeks to follow. Last year’s firearms deer season saw rainy weather nearly statewide throughout much of the opening day. But even then, 30 percent of the antlered deer harvested in the 2018-19 firearms season were taken on opening day. It was the best day of the season for buck harvest. It’s likely that opening day will continue to... Read more →


Authorities Arrest Rooftop Copper Bandits; Suspects Caused over $1M in Damages

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Nov. 27, 2019)--Nov. 8, 2019 at approximately 2035 PM, Gloucester Township Police patrol officers located a suspicious male, later identified as Rahjahn Waters from Pine Hill, on the rooftop of Commerce Square 1435 Blackwood-Clementon Rd, posing a New Jersey American Water employee servicing the HVAC units. Investigation revealed the male removed copper coils from several rooftop HVAC units causing damage in excess of $140,000. On Nov. 11, at approximately 3:45 PM, detectives were conducting enhanced police operations and follow up at Commerce... Read more →


Dayton Will Face Kansas for the Maui Jim, Maui Invitational Championship

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)LAHAINA, MAUI (Nov. 27, 2019)---- In the second round game during the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, MSU bested Georgia 93-85. When asked about the team’s conversation last night leading up to the game, Cassius Winston said, “We just focused on a lot, just focused within ourselves. We got all the pieces. We got everything we need to be a really good team. Everyone’s going to bring their best each every night.” State is definitely growing as a team. On the... Read more →


Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Marijuana Exposures

Newswise — (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Natural substances with psychoactive effects have been used by people for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes for millennia. Lack of regulation has led to an increase in their availability, especially online. Some psychoactive substances may be appealing to recreational users because of the Gloucestercitynews.net blog files perception they are safer because they’re “natural.” However, these substances can produce psychedelic, stimulant, sedative, euphoric and anticholinergic symptoms, which are cause for concern. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research... Read more →


Owner Of Empire Pharmacy In Hudson County Admits Role In Multi-Million Dollar Conspiracies

TRENTON, N.J. – A Bergen County, New Jersey, man today admitted participating in conspiracies to commit health care fraud and to bribe a doctor, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Eduard “Eddy” Shtindler, 36, of Paramus, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks to a doctor. According to documents filed in this case and... Read more →