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December 2, 2019

Body of Woman Found in Farnham Park

CAMDEN CITY, new jersey—Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki reported the body of a 31-year-old female from Burlington County was found on December 2, 2019 at approximately 3:00 p.m. in Farnham Park on the 1600 block of Baird Boulevard in Camden. Cause of death is unknown at this time. The matter is under investigation. No further details are being released at this time. Released Monday, December 2, 2019. Read more →


MAC Championship to be Played at Ford Field

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Sports The 2019 Marathon Mid-American Conference Football Championship will feature Miami versus Central Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Noon ET. The contest will mark the 23rd annual championship game for the MAC and will mark the 16th neutral site game at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The 2019 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will showcase the East Division Champion Miami RedHawks against the West Division Champion Central Michigan Chippewas. Central Michigan (8-4, 6-2 MAC) clinched the MAC West Division title with a 49-7 win over Toledo on Nov. 29. Central Michigan will be making its... Read more →


Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions Lifted on all Interstate highways

Use caution as roads may be slippery and stay clear of plows, spreaders and emergency responders (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction that was in place on portions of I-78, I-80 and I-287 has been lifted effective at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, December 2. All vehicles previously listed in the restriction are able to resume normal travel. State Highways are wet, but in good condition. Precipitation is expected to continue overnight and end tomorrow morning. Motorists should continue to use caution and drive carefully as there could be slippery roadways. Our crews... Read more →


K-9 Jocko and Officers Apprehend Two Burglars at Bagel Bin

VOORHEES TWP. NJ: On Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at approximately 10:44 pm, Voorhees Patrol Officers were dispatched to the Bagel Bin located on the 200 block of Kresson-Gibbsboro Road for a burglary in progress. The business owner was alerted and able to view live video from the surveillance system of two masked individuals inside the closed business. As Officers arrived on location, the individuals pulled the rear door shut, hence barricading themselves within the business. Officers, including Voorhees Police K9 (Jocko) set up a perimeter, at which time, a K9 announcement to surrender was broadcasted. Two individuals complied with Officers commands,... Read more →


Stephen T. Pratt of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On November 30, 2019. Age 64. Loving father of Stephen J. Pratt and Stephanie Pratt (fiancé Brandon Croker). Beloved brother of Edward Pratt, Donald Pratt and Iva DePoder. Predeceased by his parents John and Doris (Speyerer) Pratt; and his siblings, John Pratt Jr., Doris Korkowski, Robert Pratt and Valentine Pratt. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his faithful grandpups Tiny, Tank and Suki. Stephen was employed for over 30 years as a machinist for M&R Spring in Palmyra, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday morning, December 6, 2019 from 10 AM to... Read more →


Diggs, Brown earn recognition on USC All-South Atlantic teams

CAMDEN, N.J. (Dec. 2, 2019) – Junior forward Skyler Diggs (Delran, NJ/Delran) and senior back Darnell Brown (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) continued to pile up honors a month after the Rutgers University-Camden men’s soccer team ended its season. Darnell Brown Diggs and Brown, who sparked the Scarlet Raptors to a 13-5-3 season and the third seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference playoffs, have been named to the United Soccer Coaches Men’s Division III All-South Atlantic Region Teams, released today. Diggs captured South Atlantic Region Second Team honors, while Brown was honored on the South Atlantic Region Third Team. Skylar Diggs The honors... Read more →


Colorado Rapids Ahead of a Busy Offseason

Gloucestercitynews.net (December 2, 2019)--Tim Howard retired and coach Robin Fraser was handed the reins on a permanent basis. The squad made a sluggish start to the 2019 season, but in the end, they were unlucky to miss out on a postseason place after delivering a strong rally. Now it is time for a new chapter to begin and these are the top five reasons for Colorado supporters to feel positive about the franchise’s prospects: Improving Results Colorado Rapids endured an 11-game winless streak at the start of the 2019 season. They lost nine and tied two in a dreadful run of... Read more →


Turnersville Resident Participates in Widener University Study Abroad Program

CHESTER, PA (12/02/2019)-- Undergraduate students at Widener University returned home after spending the fall semester abroad in countries across countries in Europe and in Australia. The international learning experiences allowed students to gain a global understanding and prepare them for careers in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. "Widener's long-term study abroad program provides students with life changing experiences," said Kandy Turner, director of International Student Services and Programs. "Studying in a foreign country is an excellent opportunity for students to grow both professionally and personally through honing critical skills, such as adaptability and independence, as they prepare to enter into... Read more →


Want To Bet On Sports In New Jersey? Here’s Your Guide!

Gloucestercitynews.net(Dec. 2, 2019)--Do you like the idea of sports betting but aren’t sure if you’ll be able to manage something so complex? Rest assured, it’s not as difficult as you think! Sports betting is actually one of the easiest forms of gambling, so if you’re a complete beginner it’s time to get started! If you’re betting on sports, you’re essentially trying to predict what the outcome of a particular sporting event will be, wagering money depending on what you believe will happen. If you’re right, you’ll win cash, if you’re wrong, you’ll lose your stake. It’s that simple! If you know... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $266,000,000

TRENTON (Dec. 2, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $266 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Friday, Nov. 29, 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, 38,598 other New Jersey players took home $148,026 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400, according to Carey. The winning numbers for the Friday, Nov. 29, drawing were: 06, 08, 31, 50, and 65. The Gold Mega Ball was 09,... Read more →


 Will Artificial Intelligence Improve Our Futures?

Gloucestercitynews.net(Dec. 2, 2019)--AI or artificial intelligence uses an enormous amount of data paired with sophisticated algorithms to accomplish an amazing array of tasks that just a few years ago would have been impossible. AI is already being used to automate tasks and to improve customer experiences, and the potential for artificial intelligence applications in the world of tomorrow is huge. How Is AI Being Used Today? Within just a few years, artificial intelligence has advanced in leaps and bounds. Almost everywhere you look, there are AI applications changing our lives. Take a look at online gaming, for example. AI is now... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: HERE ARE THE NEW PENALTIES FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING IN NJ

Under a new law that took effect yesterday, every driver who gets a DWI will be required to install a breathalyzer device inside their vehicle that locks into the ignition. How long it must stay in there depends on the conviction: for first-time offenders who had a blood alcohol reading under 0.15%, the device can be removed between three months to a year. Drivers who blew over that could get their license suspended for up to six months, and the device must remain in their vehicle for nine to 15 months. Previously, first offenders were subject to a potential suspension, too... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Sestak Drops Out of Presidential Race

I want to thank you for the honor of running for President of the United States of America. It has been an endeavor filled with immeasurable wisdom, passions, humor and insights to, and from, the people of America. I have “lived America” … and will cherish every moment, whether a veteran from a maximum security penitentiary calling to say, “Hey, Joe, the guys have heard you’re running for President, and they want you to know they’re going to organize Philadelphia for you,” or the tears of a transgender youth as she quietly told me she just wants what everybody else wants.... Read more →


State Offices Will Close Beginning at Noon Today

FOR Non-Essential Personnel in Anticipation of Evening Commute 12/2/2019 WEST TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that state offices will close at noon for non-essential personnel due to today’s snow storm. The Governor has initiated a staggered closing for state offices beginning at 12:00 p.m. this afternoon. The early dismissal does not include essential employees, who shall remain until the normal close of business. Private companies and business should dismiss their employees at their own discretion. No state of emergency has been declared at this point. “The snow storm continues to intensify across our state, which will affect our roads... Read more →


Track Latest Gadgets News Easily

Gloucestercitynews.net (Dec. 2, 2019)--In recent decades technologies firmly integrated into our life. Indeed, no human activity isn’t without gadgets. Everyone has a mobile phone and uses any household equipment. No matter how hard some people stood against the dissemination of technologies, science doesn’t stand still. All we can do to be a modern man is to be aware of the newest updates in technology. The benefits of their usage are obvious. If you look for the service to know the latest technology news, pay attention to 4Promedia. It’s one that can replace several technology-oriented web-sites. Convenience is the major people’s priority... Read more →


This Penn heart patient is a 9-year-old boxer dog named Sophie

Cardiology resident Alexandra Crooks and cardiologist Anna Gelzer of Penn Vet headed up care for 9-year-old Sophie, the beloved pet of Karen Cortellino, pictured here with her son Alex Peña. Not long after the ablation procedure, Cortellino says the boxer was “back to her perky self.” For Karen Cortellino, her 9-year-old dog Sophie is more than just a companion. “There’s this bumper sticker that says, ‘Rescue dogs: Who rescued who?’” says Cortellino, a physician from New Jersey. “That’s exactly how I feel.” Eight years ago, she adopted Sophie, a boxer, two weeks after the death of the family’s first boxer, and... Read more →


Reaching youth where they’re at

Written by Peter G. Sánchez/The Diocese of Camden As Camden Catholic’s Christian Leadership students gathered in class last month, all eyes were on Father Edward Kennedy. The part-time Director of Catholic Identity, critiquing students’ recent promotions of their upcoming school retreats (Kairos, a Women’s Retreat, Catholic Performers, and a Catholic Athletes for Christ), explained how one retreat group could have done even better. “Promise them donuts,” and students will come out, he said half-jokingly, as students laughed and nodded their heads. “Come for the donuts, stay for the faith” doesn’t sound like too bad a marketing plan for attracting busy high-schoolers... Read more →


Making connections with pen, paper and stamps

Written by Mary Beth Peabody/The Diocese of Camden Daniel Jarsen is ready to give the Thanksgiving placemat he made to his new pen pal, Mr. Cole. The placemat has a cornucopia that shows all Daniel is thankful for: his school, family, talents and two cats. Daniel and Mr. Cole met for the first time in mid-November, one of many pairs in a new friendship between the third grade class at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and seniors at Saint Simon Stock Parish, both in Berlin. Third grader at Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Berlin and her pen pal pose for... Read more →


NJ Standing Up for the Rights of Transgender Individuals

Amicus Brief TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has joined with 22 other Attorneys General in fighting to support transgender individuals’ civil rights by filing an amicus brief in federal court arguing that schools cannot lawfully deny students access to the restrooms that are consistent with their gender identity. The multi-state brief supports Gavin Grimm, a transgender male who filed a lawsuit in 2015 – as a high school sophomore -- because his Gloucester County, Virginia, school district refused to let him use the boys’ restroom consistent with his gender identity. The district also refused to revise Grimm’s school transcripts... Read more →


NJ Resolution Urges Congress to Prevent IRS from Taxing Forgiven Student Loans

Tucker and Pinkin Measure to Help Ease Financial Burden for Families of Deceased Vets Passes Assembly (TRENTON) – In an effort to ease the financial burdens faced by the families and friends of deceased veterans, Assemblywomen Cleopatra Tucker and Nancy Pinkin have sponsored a resolution to encourage the federal government to change its policy regarding taxation of federally-forgiven student loans. The legislation passed the full Assembly Monday, 71-0-0. The resolution (AR-97) urges Washington officials to enact the “Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act” to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from collecting taxes on educational loans forgiven on behalf of a deceased... Read more →


Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest Winner Announced

Indiana Artist’s Blue-Winged Teal to Adorn Hunting Stamps The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind. won the 46th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest. Judges selected his stunning depiction of a hen and a drake blue-winged teal, complete with leg band and mirror-like reflection in the water, aptly named “Quiet Waters.” The artwork will be featured on the stamps that hunters purchase to hunt all migratory game birds in the state, with the proceeds funding migratory game bird research and habitat enhancement on public lands. The winner was chosen... Read more →


NJ LL Team Wants Undocumented Immigrants to Have Drivers's Licenses

Elmora Troopers Little League Team Joins the Call to Expand Access to Drivers’ Licenses in NJ “We will be safer, our students will be safer, if immigrants can drive in New Jersey” says Coach ELMORA, NJ-- Coach Jairo Labrador and members of the Elmora Troopers Little League team showed their support for expand access to drivers licenses in New Jersey. A team of immigrants and children of immigrants, they showed their support for the Let’s Drive NJ campaign in a photo. Driving is critical for immigrant families to be able to take their kids to school and to afterschool activities. Coach... Read more →


Retired Gen. Frank Sullivan Charged with 15 Felony Counts

of Possessing Child Pornography HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro today chargedretired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Frank Sullivan (photo)with more than a dozen felony counts related to his possession of child pornography after a search of his Mechanicsburg home turned up computers replete with thousands of searches for “preteen” images, as well as pictures of children “engaged in very graphic sexual acts.” Sullivan, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission and a decorated veteran with tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, was arrested today in Cumberland County and charged with 15 second degree felony... Read more →


The achievement gap: Is your school helping all students succeed?

Is your school equitably serving its students? Successful schools have found fair, effective ways to raise the performance of all. by: GreatSchools Staff | Many diverse schools experience an achievement gap, meaning that some groups of students achieve at a much higher level than other groups, especially on standardized tests. It is common to see persistent patterns of underachievement for lower-income, African American, and Hispanic students on standardized test scores. More and more, standardized tests are serving as gatekeepers to a child’s academic future. As a result, schools are being asked to close this gap and to help all children reach... Read more →