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January 2020

Washington Twp. Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

WOODBURY NJ (January 29, 2020)--Craig S. Gibson (DOB 06/02/1976) of Washington Township, NJ, was arrested on January 24, 2020 and charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree), Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced. In June, 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Philadelphia Region Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Task Force began an investigation into the sharing and distribution of child pornography on the Internet. This lengthy investigation led to the identification of Craig S. Gibson of Washington Township, NJ. Following the execution of a search warrant at his residence, electronic media was located that contained known child pornography items. This investigation also led to the identification of one child victim based on the material found on Gibson’s computer. The United... Read more →


Plastic Bag Ban Bill Up in Committee Thursday

TRENTON NJ--The plastic bag ban bill, S864 (Smith/Greenstein), will be up in the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The bill prohibits the provision or sale of single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use paper carryout bags, and polystyrene foam food service products. It also limits the provision of single-use plastic straws and appropriates moneys from the Clean Communities Program Fund for public education. “Senator Smith is keeping his promise to help New Jersey ban plastics as soon as possible. When this bill failed to pass both houses at the end of the legislative session, Senator Smith said that this would be the first bill on his agenda and he is keeping that commitment. Without this legislation, plastics will continue to kill whales... Read more →


Philadelphia Councilman Johnson Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Property Tax Relief to Residents

PHILADELPHIA (JANUARY 24, 2020) — Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District) reintroduced a bill yesterday during the new Philadelphia City Council term to provide property tax relief 220,000 homeowners citywide. City Council approved an identical bill by a 17-0 vote last year, as introduced by Johnson on behalf of City Council President Darrell Clarke (5th District). that would increase the city’s existing Homestead Exemption for homeowners by an additional $5,000, raising it from $45,000 to $50,000. President Clarke remains a co-sponsor of the new Homestead Exemption bill. “During this new Council term, I will continue the fight for property tax relief for all Philadelphians, including expansions of the Homestead Exemption and the Longtime Owner-Occupants Program (LOOP),” Johnson said. “Philadelphians need tax relief because spikes in property... Read more →


House Leaders Unveil Major Plan to Curb the Climate Crisis 

WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2020) – House Democratic environmental leaders today unveiled legislation intended to comprehensively address climate change. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone of New Jersey and colleagues proposed the “Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act,” which would cut greenhouse gas pollution, boost energy efficiency, protect vulnerable communities and expand clean energy. Following is a statement from John Bowman, managing director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “We welcome Chairman Pallone and Energy & Commerce members’ work to advance discussions on solutions to the climate crisis. NRDC looks forward to digging into the details of the CLEAN Future Act discussion draft and working with the committee members to ensure that it rises to meet the... Read more →


Key Endorsements for Harrison Campaign for Congress

[January 29, 2020 - Longport, New Jersey] -- Brigid Callahan Harrison, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey's second congressional district, announced this morning key endorsement from State Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, representing New Jersey’s 8th legislative district; Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro, representing New Jersey’s3rd legislative district; Joe Derella, Cumberland County Freeholder Director. These endorsements build on the deep diverse support Brigid has received since first announcing her campaign in late December and comes off the heels of her two most recent endorsements earlier this week from American Federation of Teachers New Jersey, which represents 30,000 education workers throughout the state and Unite Here Local 54, which has over 10,000 members working in the hotel, gaming, and food service industries in New Jersey: The following statements... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Radical Muslims And Leftists Are A Threat

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor January 28, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who is attacking Christians: Attacks on Christianity, throughout the world, emanate from two principal sources: radical Muslims and leftists. The role played by radical Muslims is detailed in the 2020 World Watch List published by Open Doors; the Gatestone Institute cites radical Muslims as well, but it also mentions the role played by radical left-wing groups. By using the data provided by Open Doors, of the 50 most oppressive nations for Christians to live in, 38 are run by Muslims and 4 are Communist controlled; the other 8 are neither Muslim nor Communist states. For all the talk about an Islamic Reformation, it appears that nothing has changed. The violence... Read more →


Home Country: The Daily Meeting of the World Dilemma Think Tank

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Dud sat quietly this morning at the daily meeting of the World Dilemma Think Tank … that’s Dud and the guys, of course. Herb had brought some new jokes with him as a way of pumping new adrenaline into our winter conversational doldrums. They weren’t all THAT good, but we all laughed, and Dud smiled a little. “You’re quiet this morning, Dud,” said Steve. “Everything okay?” “Oh sure,” he said, smiling. “Just wondering about what goes on in a guy’s mind when he’s on special assignment.” “You’re on special assignment for who now?” “Not me, Doc,” Dud said. “I was just wondering what thoughts a man might have if he volunteered to be a truck driver on special assignment in... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Yellow Dot Program

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--The yellow dot program is simple method of documenting a person’s medical/emergency contact information and notifying emergency responders of that information in the event of a serious motor vehicle crash or emergency where the driver is incapacitated or unable to speak. The packet includes an emergency information form that residents complete with their personal information, any serious medical issues, medications, doctors contact information and/or anything that they feel would be beneficial to first responders, as well as recent photograph of themselves. The form is then placed in the vehicles glove compartment. Along with the form is a 2 ½ inch yellow, reflectorized circular decal that is placed on the rear window or rear drivers side window. It is this “yellow dot” that signifies... Read more →


SUPER BOWL TO ATTRACT $400 MILLION IN WAGERS, PLAYUSA.COM ANALYSTS PREDICT

Thirteen states representing a population of 70 million people will offer some form of legal sports betting for NFL’s showcase game (LAS VEGAS) — Legal online and retail sportsbooks across the country will take in $400 million in total bets for Super Bowl LIV, analysts for PlayUSA.com project. Even if less money comes in, the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, set for Sunday, Feb. 2, will almost certainly bring in more money via legal sportsbooks than ever before. “With the proliferation of legal sports betting across the U.S., there is no doubt that this will be a record year for legal bets on the Super Bowl,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for PlayUSA.com. “An interesting matchup that is nearly... Read more →


ACL tears cause harmful changes in our brain structure

Newswise — ANN ARBOR—It's known that some joint function is often permanently lost after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and re-injury is common even with intensive physical therapy, but it's unclear why. New research from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology shows structural changes in the brains of patients who underwent ACL reconstruction. These changes hinder recovery and may contribute to performance deficits and re-injury, says study co-author Lindsey Lepley, U-M assistant professor of athletic training. Lindsey Lepley and colleague Adam Lepley, clinical assistant professor of athletic training, took MRI brain scans of 10 ACL-reconstructed patients. The scans showed that part of the corticospinal tract—the pathway that scuttles messages from brain to muscles—had atrophied in the patients. The corticospinal tract runs from front to back... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NES: 2019 marked a decade of growth for Center City Philadelphia’s hotels

PHILADELPHIA PA (Jan 28, 2020)--Today, the City of Philadelphia, in conjunction with VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, announced records, most notably, in average daily rate (up 5.8% year over year to $202.41) and revenue (up 4.3% year over year to $707 million). Occupancy remained solid at 76.3%, as did demand, with 3.49 million room nights consumed. All of these results came during a year when four new Philadelphia hotels opened, adding 491 rooms to the city’s supply. “I’m proud that even with new properties entertain the Philadelphia market, our hotels continue to set records,” said City of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “Our growing tourism and hospitality industry works collaboratively to ensure that people choose Philadelphia for... Read more →


Philadelphia Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee to Host Legal Name Change Clinic

for Area Transgender Community Free Clinic for Philadelphians Seeking a Legal Name Change Due to Gender Transition to be Held this Saturday, February 1st at 1pm PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 1:00 pm the LGBT Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association in partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia will be hosting a free clinic open to the public for members of the Philadelphia-area community seeking a legal name change due to a recent gender transition. Clients of the clinic are required to register by Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM. A link to the online registration can be found at this web address: https://forms.gle/aaTZaPvkNBpGbNzp7. The clinic will be staffed by volunteer attorney members of the Philadelphia Bar Association... Read more →


Fun Learning Activities for Kids You Can Do at Home 

Gloucestercitynews.net (January 29, 2020)--Are you trying to give your kids a little advantage at school? Or are you just interested in finding fun ways you can bond at home and learn a little something along the way? Well, there are so many amazing activities you can do with your kids and teach them plenty of useful things while having courtesy of unsplash.com fun. Doing experiments Kids are fascinated by the world around them, so you can take easy advantage of that and turn their curiosity into a fun learning opportunity. There are easy experiments you can conduct at home to spark your kids’ interest in science. With only a few ingredients you can find in your pantry or grab at a store, you can create... Read more →


Hofstra University Students from NJ Named to Dean's List

HEMPSTEAD, NY (01/28/2020)-- Hofstra University congratulates the students named to the Fall 2019 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean's List. The following local students earned this academic honor: Colette Euksuzian of Medford, NJ Antonio Franceschini of Pilesgrove, NJ Grace Garemore of Cherry Hill, NJ Alexis Goeke of Bordentown, NJ Kaylyn Lawson of Sewell, NJ Alvin Lopez-Marin of Mount Holly, NJ Gabrielle Luftschein of Voorhees, NJ Augostina Mallous of Cape May Court House, NJ Daniel Morgan of Chesterfield, NJ Nerys Muller of Vineland, NJ Rebecca Murphy of Sewell, NJ Sara Nelson of Sicklerville, NJ Madalyn Padlo of Monroeville, NJ Michael Raymond of Burlington Township, NJ Liza Rothkoff... Read more →


How to Cook Wild Game Meat

Gloucestercitynews.net (January 29, 2020)--When talking about wild game meat, it’s important to remember that we’re not talking about a single type of meat. Instead, wild game meat can come from all sorts of animals – from quail and hare to wild boars and deer. That’s why it can be a bit tricky to discuss general ways you can cook the meat as not all of them require the same treatment or temperature. image courtesy of unsplash.com That being said, we will try to give some guidelines on how to cook wild game meat the right way, which generally apply to most cases. Here, you will find some tips as well as some of the most common mistakes to avoid for a great cooking experience and... Read more →


Maple Shade PD Alert: Beware! Phone Scammers are Active in the Area

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (January 28, 2020)----Authorities have reported an increase in various scams across the country which typically involve telemarketing scammers posing as lawyers, customs, or lottery officials targeting residents with fraudulent promises of large cash prizes, vacation getaways, vehicles, or other prizes. The perpetrators tell “winners” they can claim a prize if they pay for shipping, insurance, customs duties, or taxes, by providing bank or credit card information, or by wiring the money. In some situations, the scammers ask their victims to send a check. When they have the bank routing number, they use it to make unauthorized withdrawals from the account. **There is no Prize** The scammers keep their victims money. They can be threatening, relentless and manipulative. They commonly prey on older... Read more →


Robert A. Karpinski of Mantua, formerly of Gloucester City; Woodbury HS Teacher, GHS Alumus

On January 26, 2020. Age 64. Of Mantua Twp. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted husband of 37 years to Susan A. Karpinski (née Ambarian). Beloved brother of Cheryl Karpinski and Marianne Karpinski and brother-in-law of David Ambarian. Loving uncle of Mikayla Ambarian, Jack Ambarian, Joseph Ambarian, William Ambarian, Adriane Plews, Michael Mascino and Kara Schapperle. Also survived by his beloved dogs, Rhea, Ryder and Diva Eva. Robert was born on April 20, 1955 in Camden, NJ to the late Henry J. and Marian Karpinski (née Wentzel). He was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1973. He received his Bachelors of Industrial Arts from Glassboro State. While teaching Industrial Arts at Woodbury High School, Bob received a Bachelors of Science in Structural... Read more →


Bryan D. Sharp, Past Fire Police Chief, GHS Class of '77 Alum

On January 24, 2020, Bryan passed way at home in Pine Hill surrounded by his family at the age of 60. Loving husband of 41 years to Tammy Reinhardt Sharp. Loving father of Jason Sharp (Amanda), William Sharp and Jessie Sharp (Amanda). Cherished grandfather of Amber, Aleena, Bruce, Charlie, Jessie, Aidan and Melanie. Beloved brother of Linda Ryan (Tom) and brother-in-law of Robyn, Lisa and Susan. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Bryan was born on April 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William J. and Barbara Sharp (nee Heitz). He was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1977. Bryan had lifetime, dedicated career in Emergency Services and was a former Fire Police Chief in Camden County. A... Read more →


Kathy A. Feller, of Haddon Township, formerly of Gloucester City

On January 25, 2020. Age 63. Of Haddon Township. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late Dale Feller. Survived by her sons, Walter A. Domanski and Vincent Kerlin; grandchildren, Vincent Kerlin, Jr. and Samantha Kerlin; sisters, Doris Habina, Peggy O’Quinn and Carol Kephart (William), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. Kathy was born on November 29, 1956 to the late Charles and Agnes Kerlin (nee Graham). She attended Collingswood High School. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday morning, January 30th from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Kathy A. Feller. Funeral... Read more →


Cullen and Dykman and New Jersey American Water Announce Joint Diversity Fellowship

January 23, 2019 -- Cullen and Dykman and New Jersey American Water are proud to announce a joint summer fellowship program that will provide a unique summer work experience for law students dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Already recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” by Law360, as well as a top ten “Ceiling Smasher,” Cullen and Dykman is committed to programs that foster a culture of respect, support, and professional advancement for all. “Diversity is core value of our culture. It enriches our workplace and leads to better results for our clients,” said Dina Vespia, the Chair of Cullen and Dykman’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “This fellowship program furthers our commitment to recruit, retain, and... Read more →


Wildwood Boardwalk Taken Over by Trump Backers

By Max Pizarro | January 28, 2020, 12:51 pm | in City Confidential WILDWOOD – She never made it here from Philly. If she did, she confessed, it was a long time ago, a vague memory, and now, as she came up against the boardwalk, her face very nearly registered bug-eyed disbelief at the sight of the sea. There’s an ocean here. She didn’t say it. The body language in the knife-sawing cold off the beach told the story. She was in Wildwood for one reason. “Trump,” the non-swimming fiercely winterized Trumpite told InsiderNJ, as she folded into the maw of bulky red phalanxes in the vicinity of the convention center. A helicopter circled. A man, ramrod in blue with the sea behind him, stood... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY UNVEILS MASTER PLAN: ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE 

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced an ambitious plan to put New Jersey ahead of the pack in climate-focused energy policy. One part of the state's final version of this "master plan" will require every new infrastructure project to include a specific climate change plan. The governor wants the state to run on 50% clean energy by 2030 — that's just a decade away — and 100% clean energy two decades after that, in 2050. It's worth noting that "clean energy" under the plan means "carbon-neutral", which includes natural gas, environmentalists say. “I guarantee you that within 10 years, every state will have to face up and do what we’re doing,” Murphy said. (NJ.com) $1B DIVERTED FROM FUNDS TO UPGRADE NJ'S 911 SYSTEM According to a... Read more →


University of New Hampshire Students from NJ Named to Dean's List

DURHAM, NH (01/27/2020)-- The following students have been named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2019 semester. Jack Grabicki of Wall Township, NJ earning Honors and majoring in Marine, Estuarine,&FrshwatrBio Ava Watkins of Cherry Hill, NJ earning High Honors and majoring in BusAdm:IntlBusiness&Econ Alyssa Walter of Cherry Hill, NJ earning High Honors and majoring in Health Management & Policy Katherine McGrath of Berlin, NJ earning Highest Honors and majoring in Occupational Therapy Mark Troiani of Haddonfield, NJ earning Highest Honors and majoring in Wildlife&Conservation Biology Cameron Wagner of Medford, NJ earning Honors and majoring in Environmental Engineering Faith Bonett of Moorestown, NJ earning High Honors and majoring in RMP:Program & Event Management Kylie Kratchwell of Sewell, NJ earning... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Trump Rallies Against NJ’s Environment

NJ SIERRA CLUB WILDWOOD, NJ: President Donald Trump is holding a rally today in Wildwood, New Jersey. Earlier this month, the Trump Administration gutted a major Obama-Era Water of the United States (WOTUS) rule protecting drinking water for 117 million people. Sierra Club and other groups are suing on close to 37 rules Trump is trying to weaken, from coal ash to offshore drilling. “President Trump is coming here to Wildwood, where his policies are actually threatening Wildwood’s environment and economy. He wants to drill off the coast of Wildwood, threatening our coastal tourism and fisheries. He calls climate change a ‘hoax’, and is trying to get rid of programs that help protect us from climate impacts and sea level rise. He is trying to... Read more →


Marc Anthony Serenades Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. (January 27, 2019) – Six-Time Latin Grammy Award and two-time Grammy Award winner, Marc Anthony serenaded a packed Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena on Saturday night, January 25 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Marc Anthony crooned through his hour and a half long 16-song set encompassing his entire career including his classic hits like “Flor Pálida,” “Palabras del Alma,” “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien” and “Vivir Mi Vida.” Before his energetic set in front of a captivating audience, Marc Anthony presented Hard Rock Atlantic City President, Joe Lupo, with signed Fender® Telecaster as a donation to the constantly-growing Hard Rock Memorabilia collection. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Set on 17 acres, with the legendary Atlantic City... Read more →


These Behaviors Make You A Scam Target

(NAPSI)—If you spend a lot of time on social media sites or looking for great online deals, you may wear a bullseye when it comes to scammers hunting for prey, according to groundbreaking fraud research from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust and the Stanford Center on Longevity. A recent study found nearly half of America is likely to interact with fraudsters-but you can protect yourself. Researchers surveyed more than 1,400 Americans and Canadians who were targeted by scammers and reported the fraud to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which tracks scams. Nearly half of those surveyed did not engage with the fraudster. However, 30 percent engaged to some degree but ultimately did not lose money, while 23 percent engaged with... Read more →


“Journalist” Can’t Decide: Slumping Gun Sales or Best Year Ever?

source NRA-ILA On the eve of the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Associated Press reporter Lisa Marie Pane wrote an article titled, “Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions.” But it seems as though the AP and their reporter were more concerned with promoting an agenda than accurately reporting the news or reviewing readily available data. The story was published by the AP on January 19th, picked up by ABC News on the same day, and reproduced in various other national and local outlets in the following days. The opening paragraph references “slumping sales,” and later paragraphs expound on the reasons and impact of this supposed downturn. The author also makes sure to gratuitously proclaim that the SHOT... Read more →


Legislative Package to Improve Access to Palliative and End-of-Life Care Now Law

(TRENTON) – With nearly 40 million adults throughout the country having a serious illness within the past three years and nearly 20 million suffering from chronic pain that interferes with their daily activities, Assembly Democrats Shanique Speight, Gov. Murphy Cleopatra Tucker and Nancy Pinkin have sponsored three bills to improve access to both palliative and end-of-life care in New Jersey. All three bills were signed into law by the Governor this week – one on Monday and two on Tuesday. The aim of each law is to help prepare both medical professionals and the general public for the potential need for end-of-life and palliative care. One law (formerly bill A-4682/S-3118) will establish a public awareness campaign to promote early conversations about this subject to help... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care First Hospital In the World to Use New Virtual Reality System for Stroke Rehabilitation

(Camden, NJ) Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in the world to use a new virtual reality (VR) system for patient rehabilitation following a stroke, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute, and internationally renowned neurologist and researcher. Prior to the commercial launch of The REAL™ Immersive System, a team of physicians and therapists at the Cooper Neurological Institute (CNI) worked closely with California-based medical device producer, Penumbra, in the research and development phase for the new system. Field tests at Cooper were instrumental in refining the technology for patient use. “As an academic health system and a leading provider of advanced stroke and neurological services, we are committed to adding promising new treatment modalities to... Read more →


*Enjoy Ice Skating at Cooper River until Feb. 17

PENNSAUKEN, NJ--Cooper River Park has once again transformed into a winter wonderland with tasty treats, and family fun! WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River now open until February 17, 2020. WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River is presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholder. New this year! WinterFest will include more family fun with arcade games in the heated tent and outdoor games for families to enjoy when they are off the ice. Click here for a listing of all WinterFest events. Check back often, as events are added each week! Hours For closures due to inclement weather, please visit Facebook. Monday – Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 5 PM to 9 PM Friday: 5 PM to 10 PM Saturday: 12 PM to 10 PM Sunday:... Read more →


Pleasantville Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting 15-Year-Old Naimah Bell

MAYS LANDING- An 18 year-old Pleasantville man pleaded guilty on Thursday in the fatal July shooting of Naimah Bell, 15, also of Pleasantville, First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Nahquil Lovest pleaded guilty to a charge of first degree Aggravated Manslaughter and must serve 10 years in New Jersey state prison subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA), which mandates that the defendant must serve 85% of the sentence. “The reality is that there is no amount of time the defendant can serve that will bring Na’imah back to life. The defendant’s reckless handling of a firearm robbed Na’imah and her family of all of her potential. Now, two lives have been lost, which leaves us all wondering about who they could have developed... Read more →


Gustafson Thrilled To Learn Pelosi Is Coming To Support Norcross

Pelosi visit is a near perfect illustration of the difference between Norcross and Gustafson COLLINGSWOOD – Claire Gustafson, Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s first congressional district, said she was “thrilled” to learn Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is coming to Camden County to support Congressman Donald Norcross next month. “Nancy Pelosi coming to Camden County to support Donald Norcross is a near perfect illustration of the differences I have with Congressman Norcross,” Claire Gustafson said. “Pelosi and Norcross support sanctuary states, abortion on demand, a sham impeachment and continually attack the Second Amendment. In Congress I’ll say no to sanctuary states, no to abortion as a form of birth control, no to this impeachment nonsense and no to the assault on our Second Amendment.” “I... Read more →


How To Make Your Business Look More Professional

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 28, 2020)--Running a business is not an easy task, and it is down to every business owner to make choices that are going to benefit the company in the long term. Some of these choices will be about how to make the business look more professional to the outside world – to customers, suppliers, and investors – in order to make more sales and increase profits. It can be hard to determine just what is going to help do this, especially when you are working in the business and are close to what is happening. Ideally, you will want to take a step back and reassess what you are doing to ensure that your business is as professional as possible. Here are some ways... Read more →


Brigid Harrison, Candidate for Congress, Calls for Van Drew's Resignation

[January 27, 2020 – Longport, New Jersey] – As first reported in the New York Times on Sunday, an unpublished manuscript by former National Security Adviser John R. Bolton confirmed that President Trump directly told Bolton in August that Trump planned to freeze $391 million in security assistance to the country of Ukraine until officials helped with investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. The following is a statement from Brigid Callahan Harrison, Democratic candidate for New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District: "I began this campaign to challenge Jeff Van Drew for one reason – because he put his self-interest ahead of the people of the 2nd Congressional District. This issue has now become far deeper and more serious than the self interest of a career politician.... Read more →


Open House at Camden County Technical Schools

All are welcome to attend Open House at Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS) on Wednesday, February 5th from 6 PM to 9 PM. Inclement weather date is February 6th. The two high schools that comprise CCTS provide career training programs, academic courses, and extracurricular activities to students in grades nine through twelve. Parents and their seventh, eighth, and ninth grade children are invited to attend an informational meeting at 7 PM at either campus to learn more about CCTS as a high school option. Participants are asked to arrive by 6:30 PM to register. To learn more, visit our website at ccts.org, call the Admissions Office at 856-767-7000, Ext. 5424, or email admissions@ccts.net. Read more →


H1 - Is PayPal cracking down on online casino players?

Gloucestercitynews.net (January 28, 2020)--PayPal has been a cornerstone payment method for online casino players for many years now. From its beginnings, in the early 2000s, this service has processed billions of online transactions. Of these, using the PayPal payment method for online casinos deposits and withdrawals account for a fair chunk. source unsplash.com But now as we enter a new decade it seems that PayPal is following the recent trends of other payments providers with a tightening of its rules and regulations. What could be the possible effects of this for online casino players and what will the future shape up to be? We’ll attempt to answer these questions and more below. H2 - German online casino payment crackdown The early warning signs that PayPal... Read more →


Democrats Holding Event in Cape May to Counter Trump Rally in Wildwood

"This Will Be Our Moment to Show Trump and Van Drew that Democrats Stand Together and are Unified Against Hate, Corruption, and the Status Quo."... - Brigid Callahan Harrison, Democratic candidate for Congress [January 27, 2020 - Longport, New Jersey] -- Brigid Callahan Harrison, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey's second congressional district, will join together on Tuesday, January 28, with Democratic leaders, more than three dozen grassroots organizations from throughout the region, and her fellow Democratic candidates running for Congress at the Cape May County Indivisible's peaceful protest rally, which will run counter to the Trump and Van Drew political rally scheduled for later in the evening. "Based on all we have seen these last few weeks from Donald Trump and his pawn... Read more →


NEST Integrated Facilities Management Names Shannon Puckett Chief Operating Officer

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ—January 27, 2020—NEST, the leader in integrated facilities management and technology solutions serving enterprises in the United States and Canada, has announced the addition of Shannon Puckett to their executive suite as Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Puckett will oversee NEST’s network of over 26,000 independent service providers (ISPs), ensure their compliance to local and national requirements and manage quality assurance, product sourcing and service execution. “We’re thrilled to have a veteran leader like Shannon joining the NEST family,” said Rob Almond, CEO at NEST. “After a year of continued growth and expansion of our services, 2020 felt like the perfect time to grow our executive team.” Puckett draws on over two decades’ experience in the facilities management space where her... Read more →


#METOO ACTIVIST DETAILS MISOGYNY IN MURPHY CAMPAIGN

Julie Roginsky sat down with Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran to share her experience working on Gov. Phil Murphy's gubernatorial campaign. A political strategist, Roginsky sued Fox News over a sexual harassment complaint against Roger Ailes. She alleges that the workplace environment during Murphy's bid for governor — led by campaign manager Brendan Gills — was "toxic." She says she was called the c-word. The governor's office was also the focus of a legislative committee investigation fueled by Katie Brennan's sexual assault allegation. Former Murphy administration staffer Al Alvarez is suingBrennan, who said he raped her after a campaign event in 2017. He claims the allegation has damaged his reputation. Roginsky says more women haven't come forward publicly because they fear retaliation. (Politico / Star-Ledger) TRUMP... Read more →


Nominations Open for 2020 New Good Neighbor Awards

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association and New Jersey Business magazine are seeking nominations for the 60th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards that honor outstanding economic development projects in New Jersey. "New Good Neighbor Awards recognize the visionary architects, builders and financing professionals who turn exciting ideas into reality and make New Jersey a better place to live and do business," said NJBIA President & CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. "This competition showcases the best of the best who invest in communities, create jobs, and improve lives." Projects can be nominated in any of these three categories: New Construction, Community Enhancement (parks/streetscapes), and Renovation/Expansion. Eligible projects must have been completed (construction or capital expenditures) within the past two years (Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec.... Read more →


Brandywine Zoo Madagascar exhibit will house endangered lemurs, tortoises

WILMINGTON (Jan. 27, 2019) – The DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation Brandywine Zoo broke ground last week on its Madagascar Exhibit, an outdoor space that will soon be home to several new animals. The newcomers will include the Radiated Tortoise, and three species of lemurs: the Black and White Ruffed, Ring-Tailed and Crowned. The Madagascar Exhibit is part of the Brandywine Zoo’s recently approved Master Plan and will be the largest capital improvement in the zoo’s history. The Master Plan focuses on improved animal welfare and guest experiences, species of conservation concern, and the inclusion of more mixed-species exhibits. “The Madagascar exhibit and other planned upgrades will bring our guests close to rare animals and provide crucial lessons about how humans can lessen their... Read more →


NJPP: Public Charge Rule is a Discriminatory Income Test

Earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule change to take effect. The new rule makes it more difficult for immigrant families to obtain legal permanent residence if they have used, or are deemed likely to use, public health benefits. In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, NJPP releases the following statement: Erika Nava, Policy Analyst, New Jersey Policy Perspective: “The Supreme Court decision is a devastating blow to working-class immigrant families in search of the American Dream. The new rule imposes a discriminatory income test to the immigration system and will force many immigrants to choose between having their basic needs met and being separated from their family. Penalizing families who qualify for public assistance runs... Read more →


Edward D. Brynan, III, of Audubon, formerly of Glendora

Devoted father of Katie Epifano (Steven), Ashley Strain (Joseph) and Jillian Greer (Matthew). Loving Pop Pop of Bryson, Brianna, Zoey, Mason, Elianna and Brynnlee. Beloved companion of Janet Brinkman. Dear cousin of Betty-Jo Zeno. Ed was a member of the Metal Detector Club and a member of the NRA. There will be a viewing from 9 to 11am Friday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville. Donations may be made in Ed’s memory to American Heart Assoc., 1 Union St., Suite 30, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. Read more →


New Jersey American Water Accepting Applications for 2020 Environmental Grant Program

Qualified organizations encouraged to apply by March 31, 2020 CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – JAN. 27, 2020 – New Jersey American Water is accepting applications for green project funding through its Environmental Grant Program. The program offers grants of $1,000 to $10,000 for qualifying innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies throughout the company’s service areas. “We are committed to providing clean, safe, and reliable water to our customers, and part of that responsibility includes protecting our water sources,” said Matthew Csik, Director of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance at New Jersey American Water. “This grant allows us to support the unique and innovative projects within our communities that truly make a difference in our environment.” New Jersey... Read more →


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 Department of Children’s Services at (856) 583-0226, email Amy.Schmidt@camdencounty.com or RSVP online here. 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. One of them, Jami Claire, is a senior biological scientist at the University of Florida (UF), the state’s premier university, which is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. The other, Kathryn Lane, is an attorney in the Tallahassee... 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 Eastwick and the late Theodore Eastwick and brother-in-law of Barbara Smith, Sandy Saler and Earl Jones (Alicia). Lane was born on his family’s farm in Edgewater Township, NJ on March 6, 1939 to the late J. Theodore and Leatha Eastwick... 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 home, thankful for my chubby knees and every other part of me that’s padded. I hate it that fast-food restaurants publish the number of calories in their menu items. It’s like going to heaven and being told at the gate... 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 point in the IT-sphere. This article focuses on this exam and everything else that it entails, including its topics, recertification policy, prerequisites, preparation options, and so on. Let’s start with the basic information. What is the Microsoft 98-349 exam? The... Read more →