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UPDATED: Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the Gloucester City Police Department, said "Both cases are still under investigation and no charges have been signed at this time."

by CNBNewsnet 

 

TRUCK THIEF BUSY IN GLOUCESTER CITY—A brazen pickup truck thief that struck two different car dealerships in Gloucester City was the focus of a recent Fox29 report.

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One of the thefts occurred January 2, 2020 after 7PM at CW Clarke's Auto, located on US Route 130 south near the Gloucester City/Brooklawn border and the other was a week or so before at Gormley's Auto, US Route 130 and Klemm Avenue, also in Gloucester City.

There was a Haddon Township gas station robbed at Route 130 and Nicholson Road shortly after the truck was stolen from Clarke's.  Police have not confirmed a connection between the theft and robbery according to Fox29.

CW Clarke owner Jeff Mauro told FOX 29, "You hear about people taking cars when the business is closed at night or in front of someone's house but never when you're actually open for business." He says someone drove off with a new car as the shop owners were right across the street.  

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Bob Nage,  of Gormley's said the guy who stole the truck from his lot "actually came in under the guise of buying it. He wanted to look at it and wanted the keys. "The suspect got in the 2016 black Ram truck and drove straight off the lot," Nage said.   (READ MORE)

CNBNews contacted the police for an update on the incidents. As of this posting we have not received a response.

 

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THE LGBTQ CURRICULUM IS HERE—Twelve schools in New Jersey will begin teaching the state's mandated LGBTQ inclusive curriculum this month according to nj1015.com

Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law nearly a year ago a measure that requires school districts to include instruction and materials that "accurately portray political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people."

The law went into effect immediately but will apply to the 2020-2021 school year for the curriculum of middle and high schools.

The schools teaching the pilot program through June of this year include:

  • Asbury Park: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
  • Hackensack: Bergen Arts and Science Charter Middle School
  • Haddon Heights: Haddon Heights Junior-Senior High School
  • Highland Park: Highland Park School
  • Millburn: Millburn Middle School
  • Morristown: Unity Charter School
  • Newark: Newark Arts High School
  • Rumson: Forrestdale School
  • Somers Point: Chartertech High School for the Performing Arts
  • Tuckerton: Pinelands Regional Junior High School

 

Several schools not in the pilot program will still have access to the lesson plans but will not have a curriculum coach or professional development training. Those schools were not named.

 

Read More: These 12 schools will be first in NJ to teach LGBTQ curriculum |

 

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