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December 12, 2019

Holiday Events in Camden County

12/13/19 Collingswood’s First Holly Jolly Trolley December 13, 2019 Corner of Haddon Avenue and Woodlawn, Collingswood, NJ 08108 Collingswood’s first Holly Jolly Trolley lights tour! See the magnificently decorated business districts and homes registered for the residential decorating contest each Friday in December. Guests can take a free, festive trolley tour and enjoy block after block of homes trimmed in holiday cheer! The trolley will board in Collingswood’s downtown, giving guests an opportunity to plan a night to enjoy the trolley then shop and dine in the Borough’s “winter wonderland” which includes caroling, free visits with Santa and free parking! 12/14/19... Read more →

Mt. Laurel Man Receives Prison Term for Causing Son’s Death While Driving Impaired  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 27-year-old Mount Laurel man was sentenced today to seven years in New Jersey state prison for driving impaired earlier this year and causing a crash in Willingboro that killed his 4-year-old son and injured the boy’s twin brother. Ossie Thomas must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He pled guilty in June to one count of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree), and one count of Driving While Intoxicated (Municipal Summons). He was sentenced in Superior Court before the... Read more →

Philadelphia CBP Agriculture K9 Detects Prohibited Cheese Wrapped in Animal Skins

Release Date: December 11, 2019 PHILADELPHIA – A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture detector dog led to the seizure of nearly 16 pounds of unpasteurized cheese wrapped in unknown animal skins at Philadelphia International Airport November 16. K9 Potter, part of CBP's Beagle Brigade, sniffed out cheese-filled animal skins from Turkey. While inspecting travelers from a flight that arrived from Turkey, CBP agriculture K9 Potter alerted to a couple’s baggage. During a secondary examination, CBP agriculture specialists discovered five tanned animal skins balled up and stitched closed. Inside they discovered 7.1 kilograms, or 15 pounds, 10 ounces, of soft cheese.... Read more →


Should children be allowed to attend school without the proper vaccinations? A bill in the state Senate would allow a "yes" answer only for medical reasons. Right now, parents can get to a "yes" as long as they claim a "religious exemption" for their child. This bill would take that away entirely. (NJ Spotlight) SLAIN JC DETECTIVE LIKELY THWARTED BIGGER ATTACK This is good local reporting by Al Sullivan for TAPinto Bayonne. It explains what is known — and not yet known — about the events leading up to the Jersey City shootout on Tuesday. The officer who was killed in... Read more →

Miss America 2020 Competition Preliminary Hosts and Judges Announced

Preliminary and Final Night Competition to be Streamed Live for the First Time. Uncasville, CT (December 10, 2019) – For the first time in Miss America history, the 2020 Miss America Competition Preliminaries will be live-streamed from the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 15, and Monday, December 16. The live stream will be produced by JC Productions and is sponsored by Dakota State University. In addition, the 2020 Miss America Competition broadcast will simultaneously be streamed on NBC.com on Thursday, December 19, at 8:00 PM ET. Viewers can now watch, on multiple platforms, the new... Read more →

(Video) Fire at Roadway Inn, Gloucester City

image courtesy of WPVi Philadelphia GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Dec. 12, 2019)--A fire Tuesday night, Dec. 10 at the Roadway Inn, Rt. 130 and Market Street, was quickly extinguished, according to https://6abc.com/ Fire crews arrived at the motel around 11:45 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from one room. The motel is part of the Royal Farms complex. Firefighters contained the fire to that one room. The cause of the fire is not known. There were no injuries reported. Related: Gloucester City News Fire CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →

Msgr. Thomas J. McIntyre, Supt. of Diocese Schools, former GCHS Principal, Rams Alum

GLASSBORO, NJ (Dec. 12, 2019)--The Rev. Thomas J. McIntyre, age 77, of Glassboro, NJ, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Dec. 6, 2019. Rev. Thomas J. McIntyre Born in Camden, NJ to the late James P. and Catherine (Goldthorp) McIntyre, he is the beloved brother of Jeanette Reilly of Glassboro and the late Rev. Msgr. James P. McIntyre. Devoted uncle of Janice (Tony) Lanteigne, Richard (Jodi) Winters, Christopher (Tara) Reilly, Kevin Reilly, Maureen (Mike) Collazo, Donna (Brendan) Shaw. Uncle to 14 great-nieces and nephews. Raised in Westville, Msgr. McIntyre graduated from Gloucester Catholic HS, Mount... Read more →

4 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Improve Your Small Business

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Dec. 12, 2019)--Did you know that 77.6% of small businesses use social media to promote their businesses? Facebook is the most popular platform for small businesses to use, followed by LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, their own blog, Pinterest, and Instagram. So if you’re a small business who is looking to improve your business with social media, then you need to discover our top tips on how you can use social media to boost your business. Be Discoverable One of the most important things to do to improve your social media efforts is to make sure your business is discoverable. Whether your business... Read more →

Using Elaborate Fraud Scheme Gang Stole Over $3 Million from Various Banks

Only in New Jersey!!! Three defendants pleaded guilty to third-degree charges and were sentenced to probation. Five defendants were admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention Program and had their charges dismissed ~CNBNews editor TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a fourth leader was sentenced to state prison today in connection with an elaborate fraud scheme in which the participants used fictitious identities to obtain credit cards and open bank accounts that they used to steal approximately $3 million from various banks. A total of 14 defendants were charged in the joint state and federal investigation. Aqeel Sheikh, 58, of Newark,... Read more →

Newtown Creek Superfund Site Study Area in New York City; Public Comment Extended

NEW YORK (December 10, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period for its proposed plan that evaluates impacts of the current and expected future volume of combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges to the Newtown Creek Superfund Site Study Area in New York City to January 27, 2020. EPA added Newtown Creek to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s highest priority hazardous waste sites in September 2010, and investigations of the entire site are ongoing. The Newtown Creek Superfund Site Study Area is comprised of the waters and sediments of Newtown Creek in... Read more →

Theodore S. Wypych of Bellmawr age 76

Theodore S. Wypych, on December 10, 2019, from Bellmawr; formerly of Camden. Age 76. Beloved husband of the late Joanne (nee Olesiewicz). Devoted father of Marie-Ellen (Greg), Lisa (Paul), Suzanne (Michael), Deborah (Michael), and Nancy (Richard). Loving Dziadzi of Alexandria (Nick), Corinne (Julio), Kelsey, Samantha (Alex), Theodore John, and Camryn and great grandfather “Big D” of Gavin. Brother of the late Nicholas. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends and acquaintances. Theodore was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was co-owner of Specialty Wire Works in Camden and retired from Rapid Forms. His friends knew him as “Teddy... Read more →

Polling Confirms Support Across Eastern Regions for Transportation Improvements

Two-Thirds of Registered Voters Support Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Distributors Paying for Pollution; Survey Covers Seven States in Region: CT, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA and VA. WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11, 2019) – A new survey from MassINC Polling Group shows that 66 percent of voters in seven Eastern states (Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia) support modernizing the region’s transportation network. Specifically, two out of three registered voters overall support the idea that companies distributing gasoline and diesel fuel should pay for the pollution they create, with the proceeds being available to states “to make transportation... Read more →

NJ Residents Receive Frank O'Hara Award

SCRANTON, PA (12/11/2019)-- Local residents were among nine students at The University of Scranton who received the 2018-19 Frank O'Hara medals. Frank O'Hara medals were given to students with the highest grade-point averages in their first, second and third year in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management and the Panuska College of Professional Studies for the 2018-19 academic year. The awards, named in honor of the late Frank O'Hara who served the University for 53 years in various administrative positions, were presented at a ceremony held recently on campus. Students are: Emily Campo of Haddonfield (08033)... Read more →

Rutgers‒Camden Nursing Students Visit Elderly Camden City Residents

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN – Yaazmyn Rosa’s weekly visit to Camden’s Northgate II affordable housing complex to help residents manage their healthcare needs is one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences in her education at Rutgers University‒Camden. Rosa and her classmates in the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program are among a team of health care workers and social workers who provide in-home consultations to solve complex care issues for elderly residents. “What you’re learning in class, you’re able to put it in practice,” says Rosa, of Moorestown, who is graduating in January 2020. Working alongside Northgate II social... Read more →

NJ College Students in the News

Fryar to graduate from Chadron State College CHADRON, NEB. (12/11/2019)-- Tyree Fryar of Burlington, N.J. (08016) will be among 229 candidates for graduation Friday at Chadron State College. Fryar will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts. Dr. Beth Wentworth, Mathematics Professor, will speak at the graduate ceremony in Memorial Hall at 2 p.m. CSC 2014 alumnus Danny Reynaga, an attorney with Legal Aid of Nebraska, will speak at the undergraduate ceremony in the Chicoine Center at 4 p.m. Following is the list of candidates expected to graduate by degree. It consists of 92 students for master's degrees and 137 students for... Read more →

SJ Gas 2019 First Responders Grant Program Winners

FOLSOM, NJ, December 11, 2019 – Today South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), announced the winners of its annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, seven grants totaling over $30,000 were awarded to local first responder departments. “At South Jersey Gas we’re proud to support the hardworking, dedicated first responders who serve our communities every day,” said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. “We are proud to partner with this year’s winners and support their continued efforts to make out neighborhoods better, safer places to live and work.” The 2019 First Responders Grant Program recipient... Read more →

Virginia G. “Ginny” Giacobbe) of Mt. Ephraim

Virginia G. “Ginny” Giacobbe (nee Vernamonti), on December 9, 2019, of Mt. Ephraim. Age 86. Beloved wife of 66 years of Dominic Giacobbe. Devoted mother of Charles (Linda), Christopher (Pamela), Thomas (Margaret), James (Lisa), Dominic (Jackie) and Elaine Colton (Paul). Loving grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of four. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Giacobbe was a member of the PTA in the Mt. Ephraim schools. She was also a volunteer for Mt. Ephraim midget football and little league. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8pm Sunday eve and 9:45 to 10:45am Monday morning at GARDNER... Read more →