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December 2019

Do You Need Health Insurance-You Have Options

(NAPSI)—“We need to find health insurance. Where do we start?” This question will occur to millions of Americans who have lost their employer-provided health coverage—or want to be prepared in the event they do. Some reports suggest that some individuals may not enroll in health insurance at all, and the health and financial impact of going without could have long-lasting consequences. “Choosing the right health coverage may seem daunting since many Americans have never shopped for coverage before or worry that they cannot get affordable health insurance,” said Mark Smith, president of HealthMarkets, one of the largest independent health insurance agencies... Read more →


PART I: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019

Brooklawn's Two Street Stompers Ready for New Year's Day; Their Theme is "Mummers University" Monday, December 31, 2018 BROOKLAWN, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(December 31, 2018)--Brooklawn's Two Street Stompers held their last practice Saturday and are looking forward to their annual march in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade on New Year's Day. This is their 41st parade.... Read more → Westville Joins Gloucester County EMS Tuesday, January 01, 2019 Westville is the 21st town to join GCEMS Westville Twp., NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe 'Joe' Chila announced today that beginning on December 28, 2018, Gloucester County... Read... Read more →


Your Ultimate Guide to Coachella Festival 2020

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(December 31, 2019)--New Year’s just around the corner and lots of us start planning our summer vacations and trips as soon as April rolls in. Why? Obviously, because we know that’s the time for the annual Coachella Festival. This festival is everything a summer festival should be like. From sunny skies to unimaginable moments, this is exactly what you call a fulfilling experience. But wait this can actually go wrong if you don’t plan ahead! So what you can do to make sure it doesn’t? Well, lucky for you we have compiled a list of all things you need for a... Read more →


Face of Defense: Navy Seaman Lewis Horton Medal of Honor Recipient

BY Katie Lange , DOD News As we head into the new year, we would be remiss to not highlight one of the first-ever service members to earn the Medal of Honor as a noncombatant. Navy Seaman Lewis Horton served during the Civil War, and his time in the military included being a prisoner of war, a double amputee and a courageous lifesaver. Horton was born May 26, 1842, in Bristol, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the Navy in May 1861 when he was 19. That summer, during the early days of the war, Horton was captured while serving on the USS... Read more →


Miss America Camille Schier to Partake in Tournament of Roses Parade

Pasadena, California--For the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, newly crowned Miss America Camille Schier will throw the parade-ending football. She will join famous names and acts such as Rita Moreno, Gina Torres, and Laurie Hernandez, who were all announced as the 2020 Grand Marshals. They will ride in the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Power of Hope” and join in the pre-game celebration of the 106th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. For more information about the Tournament of Roses, click here. Please note: Camille Schrier will be available for press interviews and/or other media... Read more →


Maple Shade PD Reminds Residents Alarm Systems Must Be Registered with MSPD Beginning Each Year

MAPLE SHADE NJ--The Maple Shade Police Department would like to remind all homeowners and business owners that burglar alarms, fire alarms, robbery hold up alarms, and duress alarms, etc, must be registered with MSPD. Registration expires on December 31st. It is the responsibility of the applicant to renew. If you are already registered remember to contact us whenever there is a change in emergency contact information, phone numbers, etc. Don't have an alarm system? If you do not have an alarm system then please fill out an emergency contact form instead. This will allow us to contact you if police respond... Read more →


New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier and Happier Pet

Gloucestercitynews.net--Veterinarians from BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital are encouraging pet owners to make New Year’s plans for pets, because just like us, they can benefit from changes to their wellness routines. “Pets cannot make resolutions on their own; only you, the owner, can do that. As we come into the new years and the new decade, it is important to remember that pets’ may also need to ditch those bad dietary habits and engage in a more healthy lifestyle,” said Cathy Meeks, DVM, Regional Vice President of Medicine at BluePearl. “This new year, try to set some achievable goals for... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: The Striped Bass Bonus Program

The 2019 Striped Bass Bonus Program (SBBP) closed at 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Permits issued for 2019 are not valid in 2020. Applications for the 2020 SBBP are not currently being accepted. A new application must be submitted for 2020 when available. The NJ Marine Fisheries Council will make decisions early in 2020 regarding the future of the 2020 SBBP. The Division will provide information regarding 2020 applications for individual anglers and party/charter boat owners once a decision is announced. Updated and new information about the SBBP is posted on this webpage and sent to Marine Fisheries e-mail list... Read more →


Get Your Family Outside in Cooler Weather: It’s Good for You

Parents and guardians may be tempted to dial back outdoor activities when cold temperatures arrive, but getting outside is good for children and their families, even in the wintertime. The TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program encourages families to appreciate and use the outdoors and offers the following tips: Do outdoor activities that are fun. Winter weather that adults consider to be “messy” can be a huge canvas for children and their imaginations. Fall leaf piles, snowball fights, and snow forts offer a wealth of opportunities for parents to play with their children and to explore and experiment in our living... Read more →


United States Responding to Attacks by Iraq

Statement by Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper (photo): (December 31, 2019)--"The Department of Defense is working closely with the Department of State to ensure the security of our Embassy and personnel in Baghdad. We have taken appropriate force protection actions to ensure the safety of American citizens, military personnel and diplomats in country, and to ensure our right of self-defense. We are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the Embassy. As in all countries, we rely on host nation forces to assist in the protection of our personnel in country, and we call on the Government of Iraq... Read more →


NJBIA Statement on January 1 Minimum Wage Increase

NJBIA President & CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq., issued the following statement today with New Jersey's minimum wage set to increase to $11 per hour for most workers on Jan. 1, 2020, the next step toward the phase-in of a $15 minimum wage by Jan. 1, 2024. "As New Jersey's minimum wage progresses, we continue to see what was always anticipated – businesses making necessary adjustments to afford the cost of their labor. "Of course, employers who can afford to pay a $15 an hour minimum wage or more to their workforce, will do so. Other smaller businesses, with their slimmer... Read more →


11 Handy Garage Heaters @HomeBNC

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(December 31, 2019)--Looking for a high quality garage heater can be tough, because even though these are specialty devices there are a lot of options out there. That’s why we’ve made things simpler by putting together a list of 11 handy garage heaters that you’ll appreciate. These are all top of the line options and we’re sure that you’ll be more than satisfied with any one of these. Before we get into the 11 handy garage heaters @homebnc, there are a few questions people commonly have about these devices that we’d thought we’d take the time to clear up. What exactly... Read more →


CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS: 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

by Bill Donohue When the year began, I was anxiously awaiting an opportunity to defend the Catholic Church in one of those storied debates sponsored by the Oxford Union. The debate was scheduled for February. But in early January, about a month after being invited, I was disinvited. We learned that some sources in the U.S. notified those in the U.K. about me, giving them information they deemed problematic. Why invite someone who may win when the pretext of the debate was to put the Catholic Church on the defensive? So while the Oxford Union proved to be cowardly, we took... Read more →


Linda Bittman, Gloucester City Employee, Member of School Board, Community Choir, 1st Baptist Church

Linda Sue Bittman Gloucester City - Linda Sue Bittmann, 72, of Gloucester City, lost her battle with cancer on December 27, 2019. Linda was a long time resident of Gloucester City and an active member of her community. She served in Gloucester City’s Finance Department for 25 years. Linda started on November 1, 1992 as the Welfare Director in Gloucester City and became Senior Account Clerk for Gloucester City Finance Department and retired on May 31, 2018. Linda was a founding member of the Gloucester City Community Choir, was a member of the Gloucester City First Baptist Church and Choir, was... Read more →


Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $220,000,000

TRENTON (Dec. 30, 2019) – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $220 million! Although no one won the jackpot in the Dec. 28, drawing, 33,060 New Jersey players took home an estimated $163,291 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200, according to Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey. The winning numbers for the Saturday, Dec. 28, drawing were: 20, 23, 39, 59 and 60. The Red Power Ball number was 18. The Multiplier number was 02. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $220,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Wednesday Jan. 1, at 10:59 pm. Read more →


Charles C. Beswick Sr., Member of VFW Post 3620, Gloucester City Sportsmen AC, American Legion, Mason

Charles C. Beswick Sr., (photo) of Gloucester City passed away Friday, December 20, 2019, at the age of 76. Born in Camden, Charles was a longtime South Jersey resident and retired Union Pressman. He was a dedicated member of the Gloucester City VFW Post 3620 for many years. Charles was also a member of the Gloucester City Sportsmen Athletic Club, American Legion, and the Free and Accepted Masons. He is survived by his previous spouses, Sara Beswick, Kathy Bagley; four loving children, Charles Beswick Jr. (Mary Ann), Janice Steeg, Michael Beswick (Chrissy), Nicole Beswick; eleven cherished grandchildren; twelve beloved great-grandchildren; two... Read more →


Today's Mega Millions Jackpot $55,000,000

TRENTON (Dec. 30, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $55 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Friday, Dec. 27, drawing, six players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $2,000. Moreover, 17,586 other New Jersey players took home $79,974 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800, according to Carey. The winning numbers for the Friday, Dec. 27, drawing were: 17, 34, 40, 63, and 64. The Gold Mega Ball was 24,... Read more →


15TH ANNUAL FREE NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATION RETURNS TO KIMMEL CENTER

JANUARY 1, 2020, 10AM–5PM Celebrate New Year’s Day with FREE family-oriented entertainment all day and the best view of the Mummer’s parade, free hot chocolate, brunch by Garces events, prizes & more! The Kimmel Center is hosting its 15th annual New Year’s Day Celebration, with free family fun all day. Attendees are invited to enjoy giveaways, hot chocolate, games, family-friendly activities, and a birds’ eye view of the Mummers Parade. Tuesday, January 1, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Commonwealth Plaza inside the Kimmel Center 300 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102 The FREE New Year’s celebration includes: The Kimmel Center’s... Read more →


Latest Newspaper Apps to Help You Stay on Top of the Latest (and Correct) News

Gloucestercitynews.net (December 31, 2019)--Keeping yourself updated on current affairs is ever so important. Not only does it let you spark a conversation at a gathering, but it also keeps you in tabs with the right information to make decisions in business. Nowadays, many people prefer reading their news on their mobile phones as opposed to newspapers. Personally, it was quite challenging to find an app that provided the news I was most interested in until I came across the link below: List of Great Apps to Get the Latest News Let’s explore some of them and identify how newspaper apps can... Read more →


PATCO OFFERING FREE RIDES NEW YEAR'S EVE

Free fares will begin at 8 p.m. on December 31 and run through 4 a.m. on January 1. PATCO will offer free train rides for New Year’s Eve for the fourth year in a row. The free rides are aimed at offering a responsible, convenient travel option for those who wish to enjoy New Year’s Eve festivities. The free rides will begin at 8 p.m. on December 31, 2019 and run through 4 a.m. on January 1, 2020. During those hours, station fare gates will be open to allow free passage. If a rider boards right before 4 a.m. and reaches... Read more →


The Benefits of Earning an MSN Degree

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(December 30, 2019)--The profession of nursing is one of the most popular healthcare professions in the United States. In fact, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that there are 3.8 million licensed registered nurses (RNs) nationwide. Of that number, 84.5% are currently actively employed in nursing. Even so, there is a widely accepted consensus that there exists a very real shortage of nurses in the workforce. This fact might lend itself to being an explanation as to why more and more students are applying to nursing school each year. With figures and facts like that, those who wish to... Read more →


New Year's Eve Entertainment in New Jersey

Sahara Sam’s Water Park offers a New Year’s Eve Midnight at the Oasis party from 7:00 until 12:30. The park’s water attractions will be open, as well as games, limbo and a Foam Party. Sahara Sam’s also provides food, party goods and a champagne/apple cider toast, all for $68.99. Kids under 2 go for free! The Adventure Aquarium in Camden The Adventure Aquarium in Camden’s New Year’s Splash begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. The day includes a DJ dance party, visiting the residents (fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals), a beautiful fireworks display over the Delaware River,... Read more →


Non-Fatal Police Shooting in Woodlynne

WOODLYNNE, NJ (Dec. 30, 2019)--Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer reported a non-fatal police involved shooting in Woodlynne on Sunday evening December 29, 2019. Preliminary investigation indicates that on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at approximately 10:57 p.m., officers from Woodlynne Police Department were dispatched for a report of an armed robbery at a gas station in the area of Mt. Ephraim and Ferry Avenues in Woodlynne. Upon arrival, the officers were advised by the victim of the direction where the suspect fled and encountered a male matching the description of the suspect. The male appeared to be armed with a... Read more →


Coast Guard Medevaced Man from Cruise Ship 17 Miles Off the Atlantic City Coast

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (December 30, 2019)-- — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship approximately 17 miles off the coast of Little Egg Inlet, Saturday night. The captain of the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas contacted watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay’s command center and notified them that the 70-year-old passenger was having severe abdominal issues and needed a higher level of medical care. An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City launched to assist. Once on scene, the aircrew hoisted the man up, accompanied by his son, and transported them... Read more →


Lindenwold Chief of Police Thomas J. Brennan Retires

LINDENWOLD, NJ (December 30, 2019)----The Lindenwold Police Department announces that Chief Thomas J. Brennan (photo)will retire on December 31, 2019, after thirty years of dedicated service to the community. Chief Brennan began his law enforcement career with the Camden County Sheriff’s Department in December 1989. On January 27, 1992, Chief Brennan was hired by the Lindenwold Police Department. Over the course of the next 27 years of his career Chief Brennan steadily rose through the ranks. He was promoted to Sergeant in June 1999, Lieutenant in March 2007 and ultimately Chief of Police on April 4, 2012. During his successful career... Read more →


Deadly New York Harbor Pilot Accident; Coast Guard Responds

SANDY HOOK, New Jersey – The Coast Guard responded with units from the New York Fire Department and New York Police Department Harbor Police to an incident where a Sandy Hook Harbor pilot fell while boarding the merchant vessel Maersk Kensington at 4:30 this morning. The pilot, who was transported to a hospital on Staten Island by a Sandy Hook pilot vessel, eventually succumbed to injuries received in the fall. The name of the deceased is being withheld until 24 hours after the next of kin have been notified. The Coast Guard has begun an ongoing investigation into the circumstance surrounding... Read more →


William J. McDevitt, of Laurel Springs; Korean War Air Force Veteran

A long-time resident of Laurel Springs, NJ and previously of Collingswood, at the age of 87, passed away at home on December 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Loving and devoted husband of 62 years to Evelyn H. McDevitt (nee Dillin). Son of the late Blanche and William McDevitt of Philadelphia, PA. Loving father of William (Joann), John (Jacqueline), Robert (Susan), Joseph (Michele) and Barbara McDevitt. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Samantha), Michael Sr., Ryan, Shawn (Krista), Jessica, Robby, Daniel, Joseph and Brandon. Cherished great-grandfather of Summer, Michael Jr. and Liam. Predeceased by his two sisters, Barbara Dudash and Patricia Cotter.... Read more →


One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $270,758 Jackpot in Burlington County

TRENTON (Dec. 30, 2019) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $270,758 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, Dec. 27, drawing. The winning numbers were: 02, 07, 29, 32 and 42 and the XTRA number was: 04. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold. That ticket was sold at Shoprite of Medford, 208 Route 70 E., Medford in Burlington County. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 370,319 tickets purchased for the drawing. By adding XTRA, for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply... Read more →


10 Odd Jobs of World War II

BY CLAUDETTE ROULO/ U.S. Dept of Defense Today's military has some jobs that might surprise you — for example, did you know the Army and Marine Corps have instrument repair technicians? These troops repair musical instruments for the military bands. But during World War II, there were a lot of jobs that would seem strange in today's technologically focused military. Over the course of the war, technological advances reduced or eliminated the need for many manual occupations. This transition is captured in the War Department's list of military jobs from 1944, where entries like ''horse artillery driver'' appear just a page... Read more →


Yuma Mayor Withdraws Proclamation Thanks to Trump’s Successful Efforts to Confront Border Crisis

WASHINGTON — Today, Mayor of Yuma, Arizona, Douglas Nicholls, at a meeting with Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Ken Cuccinelli, withdrew an April 2019 local State of Emergency proclamation regarding the ongoing security and humanitarian crisis on the Southwest border. Mayor Nicholls officially issued the proclamation on April 16, 2019, after the historic flow of illegal immigration caused thousands of illegal aliens to be released into his city. The mayor credits successful efforts by the Trump Administration in confronting the crisis, including initiatives implemented by DHS and the Government of Mexico, that have substantially... Read more →


Do You Need a High School Diploma?

Gloucestercitynews.net (December 30, 2019)--In the United States, 90% of the population has a high school diploma or higher. Do you need a high school diploma? To answer that question, let’s break down what exactly a high school diploma does for you. How it can help you and whether or not a high school diploma is truly necessary. Starting off, we can look at tangibles that can be measured by statistics. Then, we will explore the social impacts of not having a degree. Work Options If you don’t have a high school diploma, you’ll have fewer options for work. Many employers require... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': I Will Remember You

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Lately I find that my short-term memory has fallen out of my brain. I’m not sure whether it has to do with my age or the fact that I’ve block some of the weirder shenanigans of my recent past. But whatever the reason I’ve lost track of some of my day-to-day history. A friend will ask, “Do you remember me saying that yesterday?” and I’ll try to bluff my way through it by acting indignant and responding, “Well, of course I remember! Who wouldn’t remember that?” when I have no idea what she’s talking about. My kids are... Read more →


CHOP RESEARCHING HAND/ARM DISORDERS & TREATMENTS

PHILADELPHIA PA--Orthopedic clinicians at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are actively researching a range of hand and arm disorders and treatments. Orthopedic doctors regularly collaborate with The Center for Applied Genomics at CHOP, one of the world's largest genetics research programs and the only center at a pediatric hospital to have large-scale access to state-of-the-art throughput genotyping technology. Current hand and arm research includes: Long-term follow-up of gunshot wounds to the hand or upper extremity in children Pink pulseless hand (prospective study) Diagnostic utility of MRI scans in pediatric wrist injury Outcomes of reconstruction of congenital hand anomalies such as syndactyly... Read more →


Defense Department Announces the Establishment of the U.S. Space Force

Earlier this month, the President signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and with it, directed the establishment of the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. Space Force Logo “We are at the dawn of a new era for our Nation’s Armed Forces. The establishment of the U.S. Space Force is an historic event and a strategic imperative for our Nation. Space has become so important to our way of life, our economy, and our national security that we must be prepared as a Nation to protect it from hostile actions,” said Secretary of Defense, Mark... Read more →


Lewes wastewater treatment plant resumes full treatment operation

DOVER (Dec. 28, 2019) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was informed today by Tidewater Utilities, Inc. that the Lewes wastewater treatment plant was back online and had resumed normal treatment of effluent following a Dec. 18 system malfunction at the plant. Tidewater Utilities informed DNREC Saturday evening that treatment membranes contaminated during an automated backwashing process which caused the malfunction had been replaced, ending the plant’s system bypass operation that discharged partially-treated effluent for nine days into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the lower Delaware Bay." Installation today of the new and highly-effective treatment membranes by Tidewater Utilities... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Ocean City Fiberglass Offers Top Customer Service

Employees Edgar Rivero and Karen Wilchens look at a rendering of a job at OC Fiberglass. By MADDY VITALE There are no short cuts. There are no patch jobs. Just fine craftsmanship by the OC Fiberglass team. They put customers first to deliver quality work when designing decks, railings, siding and renovations to homes throughout the region, said Edgar Rivero, who handles the company’s marketing. OC Fiberglass, located at 1125 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City, became a business in 2014. It started with a crew of three brothers and a friend. Since then, and with the opening of the storefront in... Read more →


Illegal Immigrants Can Get Drivers Licenses in NJ

TRENTON, NJ--A new law signed by NJ Gov. Phil Murphy will allow drivers licenses to be issued to illegal immigrants. According to a New Jersey101.5 report, supporters of the measure claim roads will be safer as a result. However, opponents argue the state is just rewarding the lawbreakers. The legislation creates two classes of license. One is compliant with federal REAL ID standards, and will be the only sort of license that can be used to fly on a plane or enter a federal facility starting in October of 2020. Applicants for those licenses will have to prove they have a... Read more →


Blenheim Suspect Arrested after Fleeing Police

BLENHEIM, NJ-- Saturday, 12/28/2019 at approximately 10:45 pm, a Gloucester Township Police Officer patrolling the Blenheim section of the Township, initiated a motor vehicle stop on a 2018 Honda Accord for a motor vehicle violation. The driver failed to stop and continued driving onto the Old Black Horse Pike and eventually onto Boxwood Drive. The driver, identified as Karron Martin, pulled into a driveway and fled into a residence which was later determined to be his own. As officers attempted to take him into custody, he resisted arrest and fled out the back of the residence and onto the Valleybrook golf... Read more →


Linda J. Bauman (nee Southward) of Bellmawr; Employed by Botte Insurance

Linda J. Bauman (nee Southward), on December 29, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 66. Beloved wife of Bob, Devoted mother of Danielle Borbon (Froilan) and Renee. Loving grandmother of Nicholas and Gavin. Dear sister of Brian and Kevin. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law and her best friend Terri Sherlock. Linda loved to bowl and crochet. She worked for Botte Insurance Company. Linda loved helping people and spending time with her family and grandkids. There will be a visitation from 8:15am to 9:45am on Friday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 Browning Road Bellmawr. Funeral... Read more →


Dawn DiGiacomo Loved Life; Died Too Soon

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 29, 2019)--—Funeral services for Dawn DiGiacomo will be held this afternoon starting 4 PM to 6 PM at McCann-Healey Funeral Home 851 Monmouth Dawn DiGiacomo Street., Gloucester City. Dawn was a lifelong resident of Gloucester educated in the local Catholic School system, She graduated from Gloucester Catholic in 1987. Her husband Vince DiGiacomo said he and Dawn were together for 32 years. He said that Dawn wasn't sick for very long. "She was having trouble walking, her knee kept giving out. It got so bad she couldn't walk. She was... Read more →


VACANCY - BROOKLAWN BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER

Must be a citizen and resident of Brooklawn 1 year immediately preceding appointment Must be able to read and write Must be registered to vote in Brooklawn Must have no interest directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the Board Must not be disqualified from membership for the conviction of certain crimes. (Within 30 days of election or appointment to the board, a member must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the state Department of Education.) All interested parties please send a letter of interest to: Mr. Sam Dutkin, Board of Education Secretary 301 Haakon Road Brooklawn,... Read more →


American Hero: Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble, 33, of Washington Township NJ, Killed in Afghanistan War

An Army carry team salutes a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, as U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shaquita Darby closes the door, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. ALEX BRANDON/AP The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble, 33, of Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey, died Dec. 23, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained while his unit was engaged in combat operations on Dec. 22, 2019, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. The incident... Read more →


Helen B. Johnston of Collingswood; Teacher at Collingswood and Cherry Hill Schools; GHS Alum

Helen B. Johnston COLLINGSWOOD NJ --Helen B. Johnston (nee Hughes) Born August 1, 1920, passed into the loving arms of the Lord at age 99 on December 24, 2019 at her home in Collingswood, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Helen grew up in Gloucester City, NJ and was the class Salutatorian as she graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1938. Following graduation, Helen was a bookkeeper for several companies including Photo Developing Co. in Camden, NJ and Amburgo Co. and Ridgewood Paper Co., both of Philadelphia. During World War II, she volunteered as a Nurse's Aide at Cooper Hospital, Camden... Read more →


Route 22 Eastbound Connector to Hillside Ave. to Close Next Week

Safety improvement project begins in Hillside Signed detour will be in place (Trenton)(December 29, 2019)-- – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that the Route 22 eastbound connector ramp to Hillside Avenue will be closed next week as the Route 22 Hilldale Place/North Broad Street safety improvement project begins in Hillside, Union County. The $10.3 million federally-funded project will replace the existing bridge that serves as the Route 22 eastbound connector. The new bridge will meet current design and safety standards and improve the vertical under clearance over Route 22. It will also include an acceleration lane for... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: United Methodist Communities (UMC) Recipient of Four 2019 MarCom Awards

UMC The Shores in Ocean City OCEAN CITY, NJ--United Methodist Communities (UMC) is the recipient of four 2019 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The MarCom Awards administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital, and web professionals. This year, they judged over 6,500 entries representing the United States, Canada, and 18 other countries. The fall 2018 issue of engage, UMC’s newsletter, took Platinum. With the theme, Then and Now, it contrasted the organization’s founding year, 1907 with 2017. Platinum winners are... Read more →