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January 15, 2020

Anthony Michael Lombardo, Jr. of Blackwood, formerly of Audubon

Surrounded by his family, on January 12, 2020, at age 72. Of Blackwood. Beloved father of Michael A. Lombardo and his wife, Lori. Cherished grandfather of Logan and Luke Lombardo. Beloved brother of Lena P. Butler, Pasquale Lombardo (Brenda) and Martin Lombardo (Rita). Loving companion of Patricia Dougherty. Cherished son of the late Anthony, Sr. and Matilda Lombardo (nee Mullër). Beloved nephew of Elsi (nee Mullër) or Mineral Point, MO. Anthony was raised in Audubon, NJ and attended Camden County Vocational School. He proudly served... Read more →

Raymond 'Mack' McNamara, of Woodbury, age 93

On January 7, 2020. Age 93. Of Woodbury. Loving and devoted husband of 59 years to the late Elaine McNamara (nee Conaty). Loving father of Raymond McNamara, Jr., Cathy Cesario and the late Timothy McNamara. Cherished grandfather of Devin McNamara, Alessandro Cesario, Marcello Cesario and the late Shane McNamara. Cherished great-grandfather of Shane McNamara, Jr. Beloved brother of Matthew McNamara, James McNamara and Eleanor Desposito. Mack was born in Manhattan, NY on September 21, 1926 to the late Matthew and Mary McNamara (nee Keenan). He... Read more →

Route 47 Traffic Shift Required at 47 Bridge Over I-295 on Thursday

I-295 southbound Exit 25B to remain closed for another month (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced daytime lane closures with alternating traffic on Route 47 as the Bridge over I-295 replacement project nears completion in Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 16, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, is scheduled to close one lane on the Route 47 Bridge over I-295 and set up alternating traffic to facilitate a traffic shift. In addition, the ramp from I-295 southbound... Read more →


Gov. Phil Murphy delivered an annual State of the State address yesterday — the full text is here. He covered a wide range of topics, including NJ Transit and another attempt to pass the millionaires tax, which bore the brunt of much criticism last year. He also pledged to investigate a toxic problem in state politics — sexual harassment — though lawmakers want more action. (WHYY) SWEENEY MAKES HISTORY, LEGISLATURE NOW REDDER Yesterday, Steve Sweeney became the longest-serving President of New Jersey's Senate. He kicked... Read more →

Bernie Sanders Campaign Field Organizer Says "Cities Burn" if Trump Re-Elected (Video 1)

UPDATED WITH PART TWO BELOW • Kyle Jurek, Iowa Field Organizer, Bernie Sanders Campaign: “I’m Ready to Throw Down Now…The Billionaire Class. The F***ing Media, Pundits. Walk into MSNBC Studios, Drag Those M*****F***ers Out by Their Hair and Light Them on Fire in the Streets.” • Kyle Jurek Suggests That Liberal Democrats Should be Placed in Gulags or be Put to Death: “Liberals Get the F***ing Wall First.” • Jurek: “Well, I’ll Tell You What in Cuba, What did They do to Reactionaries? You Want... Read more →

NJ Residents Named to MAC Academic Honor Roll

READING, PA (01/13/2020)-- The following local student-athletes were named to the 2019 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Fall Academic Honor Roll for their achievements in the classroom during the Fall 2019 semester. Tyler Barrett of Mays Landing (08330) competed as a member of the Alvernia University Golden Wolves Cross Country Team during the Fall 2019 season. The Oakcrest High School graduate is studying Sport Management at Alvernia. Sean Barnard of Southampton (08088) competed as a member of the Alvernia University Golden Wolves Men's Soccer Team during... Read more →

American Legion provides over $1.1 million in grants to veteran families

The American Legion In January 2019, The American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program broke a single-month record in grant distribution – $1,030,163. Of the grants distributed, $1,000,500 assisted children of active duty Coast Guard servicemembers who were financially affected by the federal government shutdown. The government shutdown created a critical need of monetary assistance for active-duty U.S. Coast Guardsmen. And The American Legion answered their call for help by providing immediate financial support through the TFA program. But the financial need for veterans and... Read more →

Report: Job Growth in Pennsylvania Projected at 0.5 Percent

The Center Square Job growth in Pennsylvania is expected to reach 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state’s 2019 job growth of 0.7 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks. Pennsylvania ranked in a tie for 35th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on its projected job growth this year, according to the Kiplinger analysis. The state’s current jobless rate is 3.9 percent. Generally, tax revenues flowing to states should remain... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Do You Really Have To Go?

Slim Randles | CNBNews Columnist Teachers in rural schools are special. Unlike the great city amalgamated and homogenized institutes of lower learning, the rural schools tend not to have teachers who are putting in time until their heart stops. And it’s a mixed blessing, because rural schools sometimes have to hire someone whose only qualification is a pulse. But there are those rural teachers who go down in SLIM RANDLES legend for their creativity. Like John Lewis. After his first semester teaching at the high... Read more →

Overdose Prevention Act Provides Instructions on How to Administer Naloxone

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS AT RISK FOR A HEROIN/ OPIOID OVERDOSE? CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Overdose Prevention Act provides an opportunity for those in a position to help and assist someone during an overdose by administering Naloxone. The law eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone who administers Naloxone. Free trainings and education on how to administer Naloxone to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose will be provided in Camden County. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a free Naloxone kit. All trainings will... Read more →

State of South Jersey home remodeling market and 2020 home improvement trends

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--Home remodeling has become a $380 billion industry, and the renovation market is steadily improving. Remodelers have been busy for the past couple of years in South Jersey, and the forecast is that the market will still be good at least for the next few years according to Pressofatlanticcity. Even high-spending metropolitan markets have remodeling growth potential. Experts, many of which started out in new construction, were laid off during the recession of a decade ago and started their own remodeling businesses, predict... Read more →

Camden County Freedom Medal 2020 Nominees

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Camden County residents will be honored for the unselfish contributions to improving their community at the 2020 Camden County Freedom Medal Ceremony on January 22nd. The award, created by the Freeholder Board in 2001, is presented to civic leaders who demonstrate the ideals and actions that reflect the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Every year since 2001, the Camden County Freedom Medal has been presented to honor extraordinary Camden County citizens who have generously contributed their time and effort to better... Read more →

GTPD Community Bulletin: Emergency Needs Preparedness Registry

Many people may need extra help during a time of emergency including people who: • Use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or are insulin dependent; • Have mobility disabilities and use a wheelchair, scooter, walker, cane, or other mobility device; • Are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, or deaf; • Have speech, cognitive, developmental or mental health disabilities; or • Use assistive animals or prosthesis. The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) has created a voluntary Gloucester Township Emergency Preparedness... Read more →

Two Neptune Township Teenagers Plead Guilty in Newborn Killing

FREEHOLD – Two teens have pleaded guilty in connection with a March 2019 infanticide in Neptune Township, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Jada M. McClain, 18, of Neptune Township, pleaded guilty to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter. Quaimere Mohammed, 19, also of Neptune Township, pleaded guilty to second degree Disturbing or Desecrating Human Remains in connection with the death of a newborn baby.Under the terms of the plea agreement, Ms. McClain faces a sentence of 10 years in Prison on the Aggravated Manslaughter subject... Read more →

6 Top Environmental Issues You Need to Worry About in 2020 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--Most people are aware that the environment is changing; after all, it’s almost impossible to avoid all the new stories about climate change and how the ice caps are melting, and huge hurricanes are on the way. But how many people really understand what is happening to the natural world around them and the impact it will have on their future, not to mention their children’s future? Probably not that many. That being said, the environmental issues that our world faces today are... Read more →

Following Trump's Lead, Cape May County Republicans Rally to Van Drew

In the short time since he announced his intentions to join the Republican party, Congressman Jeff Van Drew has been warmly welcomed by an overwhelming majority of Cape May County Republicans. Following President Trump’s lead, elected officials at the county and local level have lined up in support of the incumbent Republican’s re-election campaign. “We now have an incumbent, Republican Congressman, endorsed by our Republican President,” CapeGop Chairman Marcus Karavan declared. “I plan to to follow our President’s lead and work hard to reelect Rep.... Read more →

How to Solve Small Business Cashflow Problems

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--The wheel of fortune is a fickle mistress and regardless of how well your business is performing today, tomorrow may bring any number of unexpected hazards and unforeseen encumbrances to challenge your business acumen and your business bank balance. Balancing the books is hard enough for a small business, and so it pays to be prepared for tough times and armed with a strategy for dealing with potential cashflow hiccups as they arise. When times are good and money is flowing freely, that’s... Read more →

Camden City Initiative Wins Nationwide Competition

Secures $500,000 in Grants to Improve Residents’ Health New "Roots to Prevention" initiative will expand healthy food choices for residents and increase income opportunities for urban farmers The kick-off team for the Roots to Prevention initiative, from left: Nicole Vaughn, PhD, of Rowan University; Koren Norwood, MS, CHES®, of Camden County Department of Health and Human Services; Jonathan Wetstein of Parkside Business and Community in Partnership (PBCIP); April Schetler, MS, RD, of Virtua Health; Bridget Phifer of PBCIP; and Greg Mayers, MPH, of Virtua Health.... Read more →

Introduction to Online Casinos

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--Gambling is typically considered as a zero-gravity area from where the chances for a surge and a plummet are equal. Time and technology have redefined casinos as the space of unlimited entertainment, and it gradually materialized into the screens as well. For as long as the urge for thriving fortune exists within humans, casinos will stand high in the zone of factors that shoot up the economy. As online casinos are getting more players to the platform without the need for exhibiting live... Read more →

Sewell Resident Barbara Glass Honored as Volunteer of the Year

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Andrea Kinsey, Volunteer Coordinator; Barbara Glass, Volunteer of the Year; and Linda Brennan, Volunteer Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of South Jersey’s Spirit of Community celebration. Glass was awarded the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award for her volunteer efforts with Samaritan. Marlton, NJ – Barbara Glass of Sewell, N.J. was recently honored with the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award through her volunteer efforts with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. The Volunteer of the Year Award, given by the... Read more →

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania Announce New Push to Fight Medicaid Fraud

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--Pennsylvania lawmakers and the state’s Attorney General’s office announced on Monday they’re teaming up to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system. A bipartisan group of lawmakers will sponsor bills in both the House and Senate aimed at protecting the health insurance program for 2.7 million of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents. The proposals come nearly nine months after a state grand jury released its recommendations to curb fraudulent claims from siphoning funding from the public... Read more →

Voice Recognition Technology: Why Alexa Succeeds

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--It would be understandable to think that voice recognition does not have too much of a place in the realm of modern technology. While it would be nice to have, it is understandable to think that it might be more of a nuisance than anything. When compared to something such as touch technology, voice recognition might be seen as more of a luxury than a necessity. However, Alexa has continued to prove that voice recognition has a place in today’s world and has... Read more →