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January 2020

Books, Balls, & Blocks: Building Hearts and Minds

CAMDEN CITY, NJ --Sponsored by the Camden County Department of Children’s Services and in collaboration with the Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative and the Early Learning Network, Building Hearts and Minds is a free, fun event to track your child’s developmental milestones! Learn about how your child talks, plays, learns, and interacts with their world. Event will take place on February 8th from 10 AM to 1PM at the Early Learning Network at Center For Family Services in Camden City. To register, contact the Camden County... Read more →


Transgender State Workers Sue Florida Demanding Support for Sex-Change Surgeries

Tom Fitton JudicialWatch.org Around the country, and now in Florida, “transgender” activists are demanding all of us to pay for their sex-change surgeries. Corruption Chronicles has the details: CNBNews graphics In what appears to be a growing national trend, another public enterprise is being sued for failing to pay for transgenders’ costly sex-change surgery. The plaintiffs in this latest case are two veteran state workers—both men—in Florida who allege sex discrimination because the state’s insurance policy doesn’t cover surgical procedures to help make them women.... Read more →


A. Lane Eastwick, of Gloucester City, Active Member of The H.P. Church of God

A. Lane Eastwick Surrounded by his loving family at home, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2020, at age 80. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband and best friend of 37 years to Dorothy M. Eastwick. (nee Jones). Loving father of Tracy, the late Joseph, Lane, late Frank, Donna (Jeff) and Shelly. Cherished grandfather of Jamie, Joey, Ronnie, Allison, Samantha, Chelsea, Frank Jr., Jeffery, Josh, Jenna, Angie, Stephanie and Brad and great-grandfather of Chucky, Jaden, Jaxson, Deklyn, Gavin and Amelia. Beloved brother of James Eastwick, William... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': I'm Around

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor I don’t mind being fat. Chubbiness runs in my family. Well, it doesn’t run exactly. It saunters casually. No one in our family is actually obese, mind you—we’re just on the way up or on the way down, weight-wise. I count calories in between Oreo binges. While that isn’t the healthiest way to eat, those extra pounds keep me from breaking a hip when I fall on the ice. I just sort-of bounce on the sidewalk a few times. Then, I crawl... Read more →


What Microsoft 98-349 Exam Objectives Should You Master to Become a Certified Specialist? Practice Tests Know the Answer!

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 27, 2020)--Microsoft offers a wide range of certifications and exams for the IT professionals. By doing so, it contributes tremendously to the growth of the IT industry. Actually, Microsoft is a giant in it. This is evident from the fact that about 80 percent of computers all over the world are running on its operating system. That is why a specialist with the credential of this vendor will be in-demand in many organizations worldwide. Microsoft 98-349, or Windows OS Fundamentals, is the recommended starting... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Arrested 7 People During Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--During the past holiday season, The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Year End Holiday Crackdown. Between December 6, 2019 and January 1, 2020 GTPD increased proactive enforcement operations utilizing marked and unmarked patrols designed to combat instances of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) due to drugs and alcohol. As a result of these enhanced efforts, GTPD showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting 7... Read more →


Which countries allow online gambling casino

Gloucestercitynews.net (January 27, 2020)--If your country allows gambling in casinos, then lucky for you since you have a way of making money at the comfort of your home. Some countries do not allow online gambling, and therefore, if you are caught playing casino games in such countries, you will be charged according to the law. Therefore, before you embark on your online gambling, it is necessary to find out whether the country in which the casino is based allows gambling. In this article, I have... Read more →


Pleasantville Woman Pleads Guilty to Fatal Stabbing

MAYS LANDING- A Pleasantville woman has pleaded guilty in connection to the fatal stabbing of an Atlantic City woman, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Rollie Ellis, 30, pleaded guilty this morning to first degree aggravated manslaughter N.J.S. 2C:11-4(a)- 20 NERA (for the death of Jennifer Rodriguez) and second degree aggravated assault N.J.S. 2C:12-1(b)(1) – 7 NERA (for stabbing Raphy Rodriguez), before Judge DeLury. On April 11, 2018, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Raphy Rodriguez, 34, and his wife Jennifer Rodriguez, 34, were in their... Read more →


Susan P Burton, of Oaklyn, Accomplished Musician, Pianist

Home is where your treasure is. There, your heart will be also. Susan P. Burton (nee Watkins) was in fact a “homebody”. She was welcoming, compassionate and would talk with ya, but was opinionated. She stuck to her guns in a lovable demeanor and was an animal lover at heart. Sue was, truly, a thunderstorm wrapped in beauty, looking to be felt and understood in a world that loves sunny days. On Sunday January 19th, 2020 Sue’s soul was painted like the wings of butterflies.... Read more →


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... Read more →


*Gloucester City's Irish Parade Sunday, MARCH 1ST

Monsignor Bill Hodge performing the Mummers Strut in front of St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street. (2018 photo by Gus Danks) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ --Monsignor William Hodge, Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Gloucester City, Charlie Kain, President of the New Jersey Irish Society, and Mayor Dan Spencer has announced plans are underway for the Fifth Annual St. Mary Parish St. Patrick’s Parade. The parade will be held on SUNDAY, MARCH 1st, 2020 at 1:00 PM sharp. THERE IS NO RAIN/SNOW DATE. Registration is now... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


*2020 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards!

Camden County's very own XPoNential Music Festival at Wiggins Waterfront Park, along with a number of other Camden County arts and music organizations, have been nominated for the 2020 JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards. Also nominated: Mainstage Center for the Arts Harmony Show Choir (Blackwood) Scottish Rite Auditorium (Collingswood) Ritz Theatre Company (Haddon Township) South Camden Theatre Company (Camden) Symphony in C (Collingswood) Perkins Center for the Arts (Collingswood/Moorestown) African American Film Festival (Camden) Voting is now open at JerseyArts.com/vote. Support the arts that Camden County... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Williams helps Raptor women defeat William Paterson, 65-56

CAMDEN, N.J. (Jan. 25, 2020) – Senior guard Fatimah Williams scored 23 points for her third straight game over 20 points as she sparked the Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team over William Paterson University, 65-56, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game here Saturday afternoon. The victory snaps a three-game losing streak and lifts the Scarlet Raptors to 10-8 overall and 3-8 in the NJAC. Paterson, which now leads the all-time series, 54-14, falls to 8-10 overall and 6-5 in conference play. The two teams... Read more →


Early run lifts Paterson past Rutgers-Camden men

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Jan. 25, 2020) – The William Paterson University men’s basketball team went on a 14-point run after Rutgers University-Camden scored the first three points of the game and the Pioneers went on to defeat the Scarlet Raptors, 79-52, in New Jersey Athletic Conference action here Saturday. Paterson evens its record at 9-9 overall and improves to 5-6 in the NJAC with its sixth straight win in the all-time series against Rutgers-Camden. The Pioneers lead that series, 63-7. The Scarlet Raptors fall to... Read more →


Lucas J. Torres, of Cherry Hill

Lucas J. Torres On January 17, 2020. Age 51. Of Cherry Hill. Formerly of Camden. Beloved father of Lucas Jr., Jonathan, Olivia and Sofia. Cherished son of Rosa Torres Alvalle and the late Jose Torres. Beloved brother of Marta Burgess (Robert), Marianne Lourido (Juan Carlos) and Moraima Alvalle (Jose). Also survived by nieces Natalie, Isabella, Paola (Goddaughter and niece) Merainne nephews Juan Carlos Jr, Joseph Cardona. Great nephews Brandon Manuel and niece Ellaia. Relatives and friends attended his viewing on Saturday morning, January 25, 2020... Read more →


Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge Set to Close Two Nights, January 28-29

AVALON, NJ --On Tuesday night and Wednesday night, January 28th and 29th 2020, the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge will be closed between the hours of 7:00pm thru 5:00am due to ongoing construction. As a result, Avalon Boulevard (C.R. 601) will be closed to thru traffic during these hours. The roadway and bridge will re-open after those hours and remain open thereafter. Motorists heading south on Route 9 and wishing to access Avalon via Avalon Boulevard will be required to continue heading south along Route 9 until... Read more →


Take the Connect 2020 Biking and Walking Survey

Help Improve Biking and Walking in Collingswood and Haddon Township Collingswood and Haddon Township are working on a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The goal is to develop a bicycle and pedestrian network that helps to further connect the two communities, with a specific focus on travel to the Haddon Avenue corridor. The plan will identify strategies and improvements that will help to create a safe and comfortable multimodal network between Collingswood and Haddon Township that balances the needs of everyone – pedestrians, bicyclists, public... Read more →


SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA CELEBRATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2020

The National Catholic Schools Week Theme: “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed” The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 26, 2020 – February 1, 2020. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the Christ-centered, faith-based education that students receive in the 119 elementary, 17 secondary, and 4 schools of special education in the five-county metropolitan area comprising the Archdiocese. The national theme for Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK... Read more →


Students from NJ named to the Dean's List at Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (01/23/2020)-- Local students were named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the fall 2019 semester. They are: Erin Lynn Angstadt of Haddonfield, whose major is Nursing Sophia Caruso of Haddonfield, whose major is Psychology Grace Anne Cassidy of Wall Township, whose major is Bioengineering Amber Christine Conley of Marlton, whose major is Biological Sciences Shane B. Donahue of Moorestown, whose major is Psychology Henry Eisenhart of Mullica Hill, whose major is Civil Engineering Anastasia M. Galasso of Cape May Court House,... Read more →


Step by Step Procedure of How to Replace Your Water Softener Resin Bed (Video)

Gloucestercitynews.net (January 25, 2020)--The primary role of your water softener resin bed is to convert hard water into soft water. It does this by exchanging hard ions for sodium ions. After long use of your water softener resin bed, you may have recently noticed that the machine is not performing its task as expected. There are many reasons why this happens. Some of the reasons include exposure to chlorinated waters, contamination from visible algae growth, excess fine sand, and foul smell. Whichever the reason, your... Read more →


400 Teddy Bears Donated for Children in Traumatic Events

Members of the Brothers in Blue Motorcycle Club dropped off 400 donated Teddy Bears to the Camden County Police Departments as part of the club’s nationwide “Freddie’s Teddies” program. The bears are reserved for police interactions with children during traumatic events and are intended to provide comfort in times of stress. “We are extremely grateful to the Brothers in Blue for their compassion and generosity,” said Chief Joseph Wysocki. “These bears will be kept in police vehicles and always on hand to comfort a child.... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Winter Precautions

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Winter is here. It’s cold, windy, and icy. But your dog still needs to go outside, either for a walk or to the back yard several times a day. There are a few things you can do to assure Fido’s safety and relative comfort during extreme weather conditions. Make sure that your dog is dry before he goes outdoors. Allow plenty of time after a bath so that his coat will not freeze. Use only animal-friendly products to melt ice in... Read more →