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January 26, 2020

Gloucester City Weekend Basketball and Middle School

The Gloucester City Middle School Boys Grade 5/6 Team remained unbeaten when they top Haddon Twp 42-33 on Sunday. The win for the school was the second this weekend as they beat previously unbeated Barrington. Photo's Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured Below GHS Middle William Rodgers Pictured below GHS Middle Guy Lynam Pictured GHS Middle Keegan Cohan Pictured below Middle School Vincent Kelly takes a Layup Pictured below Carmen Palmiero Girls 3/4 Read more →

Rutgers-Camden Men Fall at Division I Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (Jan. 26, 2020) – As first-year Head Coach Stuart Pradia strives to build the Rutgers University-Camden men’s basketball program, one of the experiences he is introducing to his student-athletes is the chance to play a higher level of competition against a Division I team. The Scarlet Raptors had that experience here Sunday as they lost to Princeton University, 87-41. The game marked the first time the Scarlet Raptors had played a Division I team since Nov. 16, 2011, when they lost their season opener, 87-53, at Elon University. The last time Rutgers-Camden played a team from a higher... Read more →

The Cleanup of Gloucester City's Superfund Sites Continues; $384 Million Spent So Far

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 26, 2020)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing the cleanup of contaminants in Gloucester City that came from the defunct Welsbach Factory located at King and Essex Streets and the Delaware River. Presently the property is the home of the Gloucester Marine Terminal/Holt property. The same area was also the home of Armstrong Cork for many years. The EPA is preparing the plans to remove contaminants from the Gloucester Marine Terminal/Holt property at King And Essex Streets (gloucestercitynews.net photo) The Welsbach factory manufactured gas mantles in Gloucester City from... Read more →

Students from NJ Named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute Dean's List

WORCESTER, MA (01/23/2020)-- The following local residents were among 1,678 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2019 semester. Jonathan Landay of Cherry Hill, N.J., is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in robotics engineering and mechanical engineering. Savannah Parker of Pedricktown, N.J., is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in biomedical engineering. Shannen Preble of Southampton, N.J., is a member of the class of 2023 majoring in mechanical engineering and chemical engineering. Gabrielle Healey of Voorhees, N.J., is a member of the class of... Read more →

NJ State Legislature Environmental Bills for Monday

The following environmental legislation will be up in the state legislature on Monday, January 27, 2020. Senate Community and Urban Affairs S253 (Singleton): Requires public water systems to develop lead service line inventories and replace lead service lines. “This legislation is important because it will help reduce lead levels in New Jersey drinking water. We need to know where the lead lines are, and then we need to replace them as soon as we can. This bill calls for ten years to replace lead service lines. We should really try to make this happen quicker. It is important that this... Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard's only Heavy Icebreaker Arrives in Antarctica

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA -The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star moves through pack ice Dec. 28, 2019, about 200 miles north of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The 43-year-old Polar Star is the nation's only heavy icebreaker, and the crew is heading to McMurdo Station to escort refuel and resupply ships through the ice, which can be as thick as 10 feet. This year marks the 64th iteration of the operation known as Operation Deep Freeze. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica – The 159 crewmembers of the U.S.... Read more →

Online Voting Has Opened For The 2020 New Jersey  Shout Down Drugs Music Competition

Finalists To Perform at the Prevention Concert April 3, 2020 MILLBURN — The New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music contest is back for its 16th year. The competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), was open to any New Jersey high school individual or group, to create and enter original songs with an anti-drug message. The songs have been submitted and online voting is ongoing now through January 31. “Each of the contestants are all unique, talented, and winners for just having participated,” states Angelo Valente, PDFNJ’s Executive Director. “It is a really great opportunity... Read more →

Mustafa Al-Imam Sentenced to Prison for September 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya

New York, NY (January 24, 2020)--Mustafa al-Imam, a 47-year-old Libyan national, was sentenced today to 236 months in prison on federal terrorism charges and other offenses stemming from the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission and CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. government personnel Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty died in the attack. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu, Jay Tabb, Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s National Security Branch, and... Read more →

North Carolina Man Charged for Bringing Weapons, Including Machine Gun, into Federal Facility

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A North Carolina man was arrested today on charges that he brought a loaded handgun and machine gun into a federal facility, and illegally transported the machine gun into New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Dustin Peters, 25, a former Marine, was arrested in Cape May County, New Jersey, and is charged by complaint with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in a federal facility and one count of unlawful interstate transport of a machine gun. Peters is scheduled to have an initial appearance on Jan. 21, 2020, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel... Read more →

The Rite Aid Foundation Welcomes 2020 KidCents Charities Award

Awards more than $2.4 million in grant funding to 481 nonprofits CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Rite Aid Foundation welcomed 481 nonprofits to its 2020 KidCents class – it’s largest ever – and awarded more than $2.4 million to support the charities that advance the health and wellbeing of children in communities that Rite Aid serves. The number of KidCents charities has more than doubled since the program’s inception in 2014, when 204 nonprofits comprised the inaugural class. Over seven years, The Rite Aid Foundation has contributed a total of more than $34 million to KidCents charities across the country, thanks... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkin's Message to Residents

Gloucester Township NJ (January 25, 2020)--As we continue to move into 2020, I am pleased to report that the preliminary data for the crime statistics for 2019 indicate continued good news for the residents of Gloucester Township. Our community policing initiatives and proactive policing philosophy, have resulted in Violent Crime (Robbery, Murder, Forcible Rape, and Aggravated Assault) dropping by 18% (77 incidents in 2018 and 63 incidents in 2019). The Non-Violent Crime (Burglary, Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson) also dropped by 7% (948 incidents in 2018 and 881 incidents in 2019). The overall Index Crimes Total decreased by 7.89%... Read more →

CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China (Updated)

Updated January 24, 2020 Situation Summary CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV also are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States, where the first and second 2019-nCoV infections were reported on January 21 and January 24, 2020, respectively, both in travelers returning from Wuhan. Chinese health authorities were... Read more →

Honduras Arrests U.S.-Bound Iranians as New Caravan Heads North

JudicialWatch.org News We now have another unnerving story about the border crisis, Iran, and national security. Our Corruption Chronicles blog reports: Central American immigrants take part in a caravan heading to the United States on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Mexico, on October 21, 2018. # Pedro Pardo / AFP / Getty As hundreds join a new U.S.-bound caravan in Honduras, authorities in the crime-infested Central American nation reveal that four Iranians were recently arrested there. Like thousands of illegal immigrants from around the world, the Iranians entered Honduras illegally and were heading north to the United States,... Read more →