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January 21, 2020

NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY SIGNS CONTROVERSIAL GIG-WORKER BILL

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that had drawn criticism from certain self-employed workers and contractors, including freelance writers. The legislation will force employers to classify these workers as employees, not contractors. According to one report, more than 12,000 workers were mis-classified in 2018, which resulted in $462 million in under-reported wages. (NJ.com) WILDWOOD TRUMP RALLY NOW HAS 100K TICKET REQUESTS President Trump is set to appear at the Wildwoods Convention Center next Tuesday — and a cadre of protestors are, too.... Read more →


(Video) Kansas City Fans Wounded by Gunman, Two Dead

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (January 20, 2020)----41Action News reports that two people are dead and 15 wounded after a gunman opened fire outside a Kansas City bar in a "chaotic scene" as the city celebrated its football team's big victory on Sunday night after the game. Officers who arrived at the scene outside 9ine Ultra Lounge just before midnight Sunday found the bodies of a man and a woman, police said in a statement. Fifteen other people were treated at hospitals, and three were listed in... Read more →


Community Members Invited to FREE Weekly Cancer Wellness Programs

at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township Sewell, NJ, January 21, 2020– People living with a cancer diagnosis are invited to join Jefferson Health cancer experts for FREE one-hour wellness programs held weekly at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township’s Center for Hope and Healing (900 Medical Center Drive, Suite 207, Sewell). Nourishing Our Bodies During a Cancer Diagnosis (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.): Danielle Hall, MS, RD, will discuss healthful guidelines, supplements, and nutrient-dense foods to maximize nutrition during a cancer diagnosis.... Read more →


South Jersey Gas Employees Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

FOLSOM, NJ, January 21, 2019 – Approximately 100 South Jersey Gas executives, employees and their families assisted local residents with projects for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20 – distributing warm clothes, assisting with resume writing, making hospitality toiletry bags and more. “South Jersey Gas is proud to participate in the Day of Service for the third year in a row,” said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. “As part of our commitment to the communities we serve,... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Moravian College Dean's Honor List

BETHLEHEM, PA (01/21/2020)-- Moravian College named more than 725 students to the Dean's Honor List for the Fall 2019 semester. Students who carry three or more course units during the fall or spring term and attain a GPA for the term of 3.50 or higher are placed on the Dean's Honor List. Shayne McNally of Wall (07719) Brelyn Friedman of Laurel Springs (08021) Marissa Kibler of Lumberton (08048) Alex Tursi of Sewell (08080) Jillian Connelly of Shamong (08088) Matthew Anderson of Tabernacle (08088) Ryan Harper... Read more →


No Increase in New Jersey Transit Fares

Today, Governor Murphy announced that his FY2021 budget proposal will not include a fare hike for NJ Transit. This is the fifth year that NJ Transit has not had a fare increase. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “We are glad that NJ Transit will not be increasing their fares this year. This is good news for commuters. This is important because they cannot and should not balance the budget on the back of NJ Transit riders. Rate... Read more →


Albert P. Milano, of Bellmawr; Holt Crane Operator, Teamster Local 676, Korean War Army Veteran

BELLMAWR, NJ--Albert P. Milano, age 86, of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away on Friday January 17, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Ann Milano. Loving father of the late Rita (Elmer) Robinson. Proud grandfather of Anna (Glenn) Behnke and Michael Robinson. Dear great-grandfather of Elizabeth, Glenn, and Alexandria. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Albert was born in Philadelphia, PA and had resided in South Philadelphia, before living in Runnemede and Bellmawr for the past 50 years. Mr. Milano... Read more →


Nursing, Its Career Options and Benefits

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 21, 2020)--Slipping into the shoes of a nurse is not an easy task, as many people say. Only those who have worked their brains out to earn this job will know the hardships. Once you get to the kernel of the profession and be molded to the routine life, the real intricacies start to unfold. Nursing, unlike any other profession, demands an immense passion for serving fellow beings. It is not just confined to the concept of service, but also has excellent options and... Read more →


2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries Saturday

PHILADELPHIA PA (January 21, 2020)--Philadelphia leaders and innovators will share their visions for the future at three Libraries Transform sessions during the Symposium on the Future of Libraries at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Libraries Transform: Civic Innovation, on Saturday January 25th from 8:45 – 10:00am in the Pennsylvania Convention Center Room 201-ABC, considers the future of place, for both established cultural institutions and for new civic spaces activated throughout communities. Anuj Gupta, General Manager of the Reading Terminal Market, will share his experience leading... Read more →


Free public reading of Tough Love

Ridgewood,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) January, 2020 --New Players Company of Ridgewood, NJ and The New Deal Creative Arts Center of Hyde Park, NY present a free public reading of Tough Love, a new play in development written by playwright Louisa Vilardi. Tough Love is a mix of comedy and drama that explores how much it takes to give up or give in when it comes to marriage and family. Louisa is a writer and theater director originally from Northern New Jersey where she taught high... Read more →


Trees Not Tombstones: New Options For End-of-Life

(NAPSI)—The vast majority of Americans have not completed their end-of-life planning. In fact, over half of those age 45-plus have done no end-of-life planning at all, according to a recent survey conducted by Better Place Forests, the country’s first sustainable alternative to cemeteries for families that choose cremation. A beautiful forest can be a final resting place that brings comfort to family and friends. Better Place Forests hopes the idea of a beautiful, sustainable final resting place will encourage people to create those plans. Instead... Read more →


New Jersey Carpenters Union Adds Puerto Rico as Home to Newest Local

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Charters Newest Local in Puerto Rico (Philadelphia, PA) The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters announced that it has charted a new Local to represent workers in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The charter for Local 787 was officially ratified on January 10th, 2020. “The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is excited to take the next steps in helping to rebuild the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and organize the local workforce,” said Executive Secretary-Treasurer William... Read more →


Another One Bites the Dust

Source NRA-ILA Actually, that headline is a little misleading, as we are referring to U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) abandoning his bid to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election. But when we last reported on the Democrat clown-car that is the field of candidates who wished to challenge Trump for POTUS, there were 19 active campaigns. With the departure of Booker, Democrats now have “only” a dozen candidates from which to choose. In fact, our last posting on the field proved to... Read more →


Emerson University Poll: New Jersey Generational Divide Between Biden and Sanders On Display

January 20, 2020, A new Emerson College Poll looks to the end of the nomination process, the June 2 New Jersey primary. At this point, former Vice President Joe Biden leads the state with 28% of the vote, followed by Senator Bernie Sanders at 25%, Senator Elizabeth Warren at 15%, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 9% and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang tied for 5th at 6% each. The data was collected January 16-19, 2020, mix mode, n=388, +/-4.9%. Spencer Kimball, Director of... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspects who Beat and Robbed Teen (Video)

Robbery 300 E Rockland St PHILADELPHIA PA (January 21, 2020)--The Philadelphia Police released the following video showing a youth walking home from school being attacked by four suspects. According to police on January 10, 2020, at 3:30 pm, the victim, a 14 year-old male, was walking home from school when an unknown male asked for the time. The suspect along with three other unknown males began to punch the complainant knocking him to the ground and kicking him. While being attacked the victim's black in... Read more →


$46 MILLION AWARDED TO NEW JERSEY LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

Funding supports thousands of local homeless housing and service programs WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This is the first of two announcements of Continuum of Care awards. View a complete list of all the... Read more →


Hawaii: Gun Control Measures Introduced With More on the Way

SOURCE: NRA-ILA The Hawaii Legislature opened on Wednesday and an onslaught of bills targeting your Second Amendment Rights have been introduced. Below, find a brief description of the more significant anti-gun bills that were introduced this week. House Bill 1599, House Bill 1734, and Senate Bill 2152 would change the permitting system for the purchase of rifles and shotguns (long guns) to match the procedure currently in place for handgun purchases. This would require an individual to obtain a permit from the police each and... Read more →