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January 7, 2020

Lady Lions Dedicated 2019-2020 Season

The Gloucester City Lady Lions hosted visiting Clearview in a battle of ladies basketball. But for those in attendance the pre-game ceremonies is what many came to witness. The Lady Lions family exhibited the true Gloucester City Spirit as they displayed a banner dedicating the 2019 - 2020 season to Frank Keith. Frank Keith, father of Lions center Emily suddenly passed away 2 days before their season opener was a fixture seated in the Lions bleacher as dedicated supporter of GHS. Frank's daughter Emily never... Read more →


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a big, new plan for Penn Station yesterday. The Empire Station Complex appears to be designed to make Penn feel less — well, like Penn. Under the plan, the Amtrak-owned station will add eight tracks to its 29 tracks. The complex will also feature a new terminal. Cuomo didn't give the project a price yet. (Curbed NY / New York Times) CENSUS: NJ MOVES TO END 'PRISON GERRYMANDERING' Yesterday, the state Assembly Budget Committee cleared a bill that would... Read more →

Past Mt. Laurel Day Care Director Indicted for Taking $64,544 from Employer   

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Clementon woman was indicted today for stealing nearly $65,000 from a Mount Laurel day care center where she was employed as the director. Ashley Offenbacker, (photo) of the 300 block of White Horse Pike, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of Theft by Failure to Make Disposition (Second Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The investigation revealed that Offenbacker,... Read more →

Two Men Indicted for Murder of 26-Year-Old Willingboro Woman

Sam T.Gore and Devon Woods Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two men were indicted today for fatally shooting a 26-year-old woman last year inside a parked car on Baldwin Lane in the Buckingham Park section of Willingboro Township. Sam T. Gore, 25, of the first block of Bloomfield Lane in Willingboro, and Devon Woods, 25, of the first block of Vine Street in Trenton, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Robbery... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler, Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

JACKSON RYAN WINKELER Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety, South Carolina End of Watch Sunday, January 5, 2020 FLORENCE COUNTY, SC--Public Safety Officer Jackson Winkeler, age 26, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Gilbert Avenue near the airport's terminal shortly before 6:00 am. The man opened fire on Officer Winkeler during the stop. Over 30 shots were exchanged during the ensuing shootout. The man then stole Officer Winkeler's service weapon and fled the scene. He was arrested a short time... Read more →

Camden County GOP Chairman: “No One Forced Duvall Out Of The Primary”

HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino addressed some concerns after learning Josh Duvall has dropped out of the CD1 GOP primary election. “Yesterday I learned Josh Duvall has dropped out of the Republican primary election for Congress in CD1. Just like when he announced he was running, he didn’t bother calling any county chairs and simply issued a press release,” Ambrosino said. “I have a serious issue with him implying that he was forced out of the race.” “No one tried to... Read more →

NJ Sierra Club Opinion: Menhaden Fishing Quota Bill Released from Committee

The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee released S3796 (Andrzejczak). The bill requires the DEP Commissioner to establish individual transferable quota system for menhaden purse seine fishery. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “Menhaden are an important species and the food supply and stability of our fisheries, but this bill would lead to overfishing of this critical fish. Our concern is that the bill will privatize the regulation and mandate by setting up this quote system. By locking in... Read more →

Beatrice C. “Bea” Bobiak, of Gloucester City; Housekeeper for St. Mary's Church Rectory

Beatrice C. “Bea” Bobiak Gloucester City – On January 6, 2020. Age 81. (nee Pennino). Loving and devoted wife of the late Raymond A. “Babe” Bobiak. Loving mother of Jeana Baumiester (William), Denise Hofmann (Roger), Lynn Barrett (Steve), Raymond Bobiak and Joseph Bobiak (Toni). Cherished mom-mom of Stephen Ulak (Kara), Eric Ulak (Jen), Keith Hofmann (Nicole), Joe Jr. and Jason Bobiak, Dana and Haley Barrett, Lauren Dutka (Bill) and Chris Hofmann (Heather); and great-grandmother of Lilly and Logan Dutka and McKenna and Dalton Hofmann. Beloved... Read more →

NJBIA Promotes 3 Employees to Leadership Roles

NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka announced that Michael Wallace is the new senior vice president of Government Affairs — one of three key NJBIA staff promotions made on Tuesday. Wallace, who joined NJBIA in 2015, handles all of NJBIA's advocacy efforts related to labor, workforce development, manufacturing, and federal affairs. In his new role as senior VP, he will work closely with Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas on developing the legislative strategy for successfully implementing NJBIA's mission of creating a more competitive business... Read more →


EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP NJ--The Albert Carino Boys Basketball Club has announced that the Annual Cape-Atlantic Day will be Wednesday, January 22nd at the Harbor Pines Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ starting at 11:30 A.M. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and may be made by calling Jack Mongulla, (856-461-8800), or Jason Lewer (609) 706-7063 (or emailing the Club at basketballclub@comcast.net. Tickets are $25.00 each. The Club will honor Taj Thweatt (Wildwood Catholic), Najee Coursey (Cedar Creek), Stephen Byard (Atlantic City), Chris Kalinowski (Holy Spirit), Alanus Urbanos (St.... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Why Are The Boy Scouts Being Sued?

January 7, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on lawsuits filed against the Boy Scouts of America: Several states have passed laws suspending the statute of limitations for crimes involving the sexual abuse of minors; they provide for a look-back period, usually 1-3 years, where offenses that previously were time barred can be filed. In those states that have not passed such laws, attorneys for Boy Scout victims filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court in Washington, D.C. seeking to establish the nation's capital... Read more →

Students from NJ compete for Alvernia University cross country team

READING, PA (01/06/2020)-- The following local students competed for the Golden Wolves cross country team during the fall 2019 season while studying at Alvernia University: Pitman graduate Paige McKenna of Pitman (08071) is studying Biochemistry at Alvernia University. Pitman graduate Sydni McKenna of Pitman (08071) is studying Management at Alvernia University. Mays Landing graduate Tyler Barrett of Mays Landing (08330) is studying Sport Management at Alvernia University. Alvernia is an active member of the Middle Atlantic Conference's (MAC) - Commonwealth Conference, the Eastern College Athletic... Read more →

January, February and March Events in Philadelphia & The Surrounding Area

January 7–19, 2020 THE BAND’S VISIT. One of the most Tony-award winning musicals in history makes a stop at the Academy of Music as part of the Broadway Philadelphia series. (215) 893-1999, kimmelcenter.org January 10 & 11, 2020 DRUMLINE LIVE. The energy, rhythm and musicality of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching bands hit center stage at the Merriam Theater. (215) 893-1999, kimmelcenter.org January 14 – 19, 2020 32nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL OF BLACKS IN DANCE. The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) continues... Read more →

Students from NJ compete for Alvernia University football team

READING, PA (01/06/2020)-- The following local students competed for the Golden Wolves football team during the fall 2019 season while studying at Alvernia University: Overbrook Regional Senior High School graduate Jared Montalto of Berlin (08009) is studying Communication at Alvernia University. Cherry Hill High School West graduate Dominic Ummarino of Cherry Hill (08002) is studying Criminal Justice at Alvernia University. Vineland High School graduate Shane Ecker of Vineland (08360) is studying Criminal Justice at Alvernia University. Arthur P Schalick High School graduate Ryan Fairman of... Read more →

Don't Become A Victim Of A Stolen Vehicle This Winter

SOURCE GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPT People are more likely to leave their car running unattended on chilly winter mornings than any other time. Unfortunately, that’s a perfect time for thieves to take advantage of innocent people. We know everyone loves to get into a warm, ice-free window, vehicle, but never leave your vehicle running and unattended. This is very attractive to thieves and joy riders and you may be violating the NJ Idling law. So, What is idling? Idling occurs when a motor vehicle with... Read more →

NJ Students compete for Alvernia University women's soccer team

READING, PA (01/06/2020)-- The following local students competed for the Golden Wolves women's soccer team during the fall 2019 season while studying at Alvernia University: Our Lady Of Mercy Academy graduate Heather Perna of Franklinville (08322) is studying Nursing at Alvernia University. Hammonton High School graduate Alyssa Simpers of Hammonton (08037) is studying Athletic Training at Alvernia University. Alvernia is an active member of the Middle Atlantic Conference's (MAC) - Commonwealth Conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the NCAA. Founded in 1912, the... Read more →

Camden City’s Renaissance

(Camden City, NJ) – A recent release of survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows positive trends for Camden City in key areas including poverty, educational attainment, employment and unemployment. The findings come as part of a new five-year population estimate produced by the Census Bureau using data derived from the American Community Survey (ACS). Incremental improvements in each area signal broad quality of life enhancements for residents throughout the City and echo previous findings from state agencies and other reports. “Change doesn’t happen... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden women post non-conference win at Abington

ABINGTON, Penn. (Jan. 6, 2020) – The Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team scored the first nine points of its non-conference game here Monday night and went on to defeat Penn State University-Abington, 66-46. The victory snaps the Scarlet Raptors’ four-game losing streak and lifts Rutgers-Camden to 6-5. The Nittany Lions fall to 3-6 with their third straight defeat. Senior guard Fatimah Williams and freshman guard/forward Jalissa Pitts scored five and four points, respectively, as the Scarlet Raptors jumped off to their quick start. Although Abington... Read more →

Destin joins 1,000-point club during Raptors’ loss at GMU

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Penn. (Jan. 6, 2020) – Senior forward Isaac Destin became the 14th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point career milestone as the Rutgers University-Camden men’s basketball team pushed host Gwynedd Mercy University to the limit before falling, 78-73, in a non-conference game here Monday night. In the men’s loss to Gwynedd Mercy, Isaac Destin (Woodlynne, NJ/Collingswood) joined the 1,000-point club The loss drops the Scarlet Raptors to 4-7, while the Griffins improve to 9-4. Destin became the first Scarlet Raptor to... Read more →

Rutgers Dental School Receives Funding to Expand Care for Patients With Disabilities

By Carrie Stetler Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will get a $250,000 boost for the only dental clinic in the region that provides care to patients with disabilities and on the autism spectrum. Glenn Rosivack, interim chair of the dental school's Department of Pediatrics, says there are many barriers to dental care for special-needs patients. Photo: John Emerson The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) – which offers the only dental clinics in the region providing care to patients with disabilities – will be able... Read more →

ICE HSI Nogales exposes drug tunnel

ICE's HSI special agents and taskforce officers on BEST executed a federal search warrant late Tuesday night and discovered a tunnel along the U.S. Mexico border, seizing nearly 200 lbs. of methamphetamine, almost two pounds of white heroin, close to three pounds of cocaine, over six and a half pounds of fentanyl, in addition to arresting two individuals and seizing one vehicle. NOGALES, Ariz. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and taskforce officers on the Border Enforcement Security... Read more →

Can't Decide What Type Of Boat To Buy? Here Is A Short Guide

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 7, 2020)--Buying a boat for the first time can be an overwhelming process for the first time. Many different types of boats can be used for various purposes. You shouldn’t look at any friend’s or family member’s vessel and get the same thing because it might not be as suitable for your needs. Here is a list of the various kinds of boats, and other things that you might want to consider before making the decision. Before Thinking Of Buying The first thing is,... Read more →

(Video)Some Republican Governors Are Asking For Refugee Resettlement In Their States

SCOTT MOREFIELD/THE DAILY CALLER Fox News host Tucker Carlson and a guest discussed Republican governors in 18 states asking for refugee resettlement despite being given an option not to do so. Introducing the Friday night “Tucker Carlson Tonight” segment, the Fox News host recalled when Republican leaders once “made a big show of opposing Obama administration refugee policy” and supposedly “got their wish” when President Donald Trump won the 2016 election and signed “an executive order allowing cities and states to opt-out of refugee resettlement.”... Read more →

New Year's Eve Ideas for Fun, Food, and Decorations

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 7, 2020)-- is nearer than ever and marks the end of a beautiful decade. The new year is not just the start of another year, but the start of a new decade as well, where most of us will be going through life-changing events, getting married, completing degrees, having kids, while some of us may still stick to playing slot games in online casinos and their sister sites all day. Celebrating this special new year's eve in the best way possible is essential as... Read more →

Michelle Yampolsky and Matthew Gomez Married

Michelle Ness Yampolsky and Matthew Alfred Gomez were married Dec. 31 in New York. Cantor Laura Stein officiated at One Hanover Square, an events space. The couple met at Rutgers, from which both graduated. Ms. Yampolsky-Gomez, 29, is the senior marketing manager at Essence, a digital media agency in New York. She is the daughter of Yana Fridman Yampolsky and Henry Yampolsky of Livingston, N.J. The bride’s father works in New York as a senior customer solutions manager in the financial services division of Amazon... Read more →