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February 16, 2020

Guest Opinion: Small Businesses Caught in Booby Traps of NJ Wage Law

NFIB, civil justice group, weigh in on Supreme Court Case—ask legislative intent and reason be considered TRENTON Feb. 14, 2020 – Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a small business association with thousands of members in the state, and the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute filed an amici curiae brief in a case with major implications for well-intended business owners who may face punishment for relying on guidance from government agents in wage and hour disputes. The state Supreme Court is considering whether... Read more →

Final Phase of $120M Branches of Centerville

CAMDEN CITY NJ --Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez joined officials from the City of Camden, the Michaels Organization, and other civic and community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking for the fourth and final phase of the Branches of Centerville. Once completed, the newly constructed affordable living community will replace the obsolete Clement T. Branch public housing complex. The $120 million project has already acted as a catalyst for the revitalization of the important Centerville neighborhood. “Camden has been advancing in leaps and bounds in all sectors, not... Read more →

Pet of the Week: Bruno

Bruno is channeling his inner Sir Elton John in this photograph for Valentine's Day! He is such a calm, friendly guy, it's hard not to fall in love with him! Bruno is about six-and-a-half years old, loves snacks, and enjoys sweater weather. For more information Click Here. Read more →

*Shamrock Celebration Honoring Principal Ed Beckett

Please join us for a fun-filled evening honoring Gloucester Catholic Principal Ed Beckett, whose exemplary guidance and direction has ushered in the next generation of our community leaders. **Music will be rocking with a live performance by The Broken Shillelaghs **Lovely, lively Irish dance by Jordan - Hunt School of Irish Dance **Delicious traditional dinner, as well as dessert selection and cold beer! Full cash bar with extensive selection, including Irish Coffee in commemorative glass mug, will be available. **The event will also feature an... Read more →

Pennsylvania Suing Delta Auto for Consumers

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that his Office has filed a civil lawsuit against extended automobile warranty company Delta Auto Protect to get money back for consumers and repair shops which fell victim to its car repair scam. Delta is operated by Omega Vehicle Services LLC and its managing member Charles Seruya. The lawsuit alleges the company advertises and sells vehicle service and repair contracts to thousands of consumers in multiple states from a virtual office in Exton, PA, but refuses to... Read more →

Aramark Cause Coffee to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Aramark volunteers participated in a beautification project to support the Boys and Girls Club Nicetown location, in Philadelphia, during the company’s global day of service, Aramark Building Community Day, last September. Today, Aramark announced it is donating a portion of sales from javia®, its private label coffee, and Reserve by javia, its new, premium line, to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. (Photo: Business Wire) PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Each year, Aramark provides over one billion cups of coffee and 400 million cold drinks to workplaces around the... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Executives Honored

Left to right: Deputy Police Chief Anthony Minosse, Chief David J. Harkins, Captain Brian McKendry GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 16, 2020)--The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) awarded certification status to deserving police executives across the state at the February 6th State Meeting for Chiefs. Certification Status lasts for three years. At the end of that period, Command Executives and Chiefs of Police must show they have maintained the training and leadership standards since their initial award of certification. Achieving Command Executives... Read more →

Selvajean “Jean” Campanella of Bellmawr

Selvajean “Jean” Campanella (nee Miller), on February 12, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 82. Beloved wife of the late Anthony, Sr. Devoted mother of Anthony, Jr. (Dawn) and the late Denise. Loving grandmother of Anthony, III (Diana), Ryan Anthony (Erica), Steffany, Danielle (Justin) and Alayna and great grandmother of Hailey, Liliana and Reese. Dear sister of the late Gloria. Mrs. Campanella enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and the Shop Rite girls. Services are private. Family requests in lieu of flowers,... Read more →

NY State’s $4 Billion Medicaid Gap Fueled by Highest-in-Nation “Excess Diabetes Costs”

Newswise — NEW YORK, February, 2020 -- As Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s new Medicaid Redesign Team meets for the first time today, a new report, Wasted Billions, Wasted Health examines the state’s out-of-control diabetes costs as a major driver of its budget crisis and offers up a number of evidence-based, patient-centered education programs as a solution to the state’s $4 billion Medicaid gap. The report from Health People, a leading disease prevention community group, calculates that New York’s excess diabetes costs have reached an unprecedented... Read more →

Philadelphia Bar Association's Statement on Alleged Racially Derogatory Remarks by Judge

PHILADELPHIA, PA – In response to recent reports that Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark Tranquilli is alleged to have made racially derogatory comments about a black juror, Philadelphia Bar AssociationChancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) issued the following statement: “The Philadelphia Bar Association, and its members, have long been committed to the imperative of respect for all individuals. We cannot, and will not, tolerate comments by a jurist which reflect racial bias or disparagement. The allegation of any such comments by a... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Police Blotter: Feb. 3-9

Reminder for the week: Spring ahead of Spring Aboard boating safety campaign DOVER (Feb. 14, 2020) – DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources, promote boating safety, and protect the public through outreach, education, and law enforcement. To help achieve public compliance with laws and regulations, officers from Feb. 3-9 made 869 public contacts and responded to 22 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in... Read more →

Raptors Eliminated from Playoff Contention by NJCU Women

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Feb. 15, 2020) – Entering their New Jersey Athletic Conference showdown here Saturday afternoon, the Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team had its playoff hopes on life-support, while New Jersey City University was on the verge of program history. The Gothic Knights made history, earning their first NJAC playoff berth since 1989. In the process, they eliminated Rutgers-Camden from a post-season berth with a 54-49 victory. NJCU, which started the day two games ahead of Rutgers-Camden with two remaining in the fight for... Read more →

Congressman Kim Joins Burlington/Ocean County Schools to Deliver Valentines for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2020)--– Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) joined Toms River Regional and North Hanover Schools to participate in Valentines for Veterans, an effort as part of the annual “Salute a Veteran Patient Week” to thank New Jersey veterans for their service and remind them of their special place in our communities. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country, we owe them our thanks and gratitude,” said Congressman Kim. “It is incredibly inspiring to see students from Toms River and North Hanover... Read more →

NJCU Over Rutgers-Camden

CAMDEN City, N.J. (Feb. 15, 2020) – The New Jersey City University men’s basketball team outscored Rutgers University-Camden, 51-28, in the second half to overcome a one-point halftime deficit and went on to defeat the Scarlet Raptors, 90-70, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game here Saturday afternoon. The contest served as Senior Day for four-year Scarlet Raptor letterman Isaac Destin, who closes out his stellar career Wednesday night when the Scarlet Raptors host Montclair State University at 8 p.m. NJCU, which entered the day... Read more →

Think Vaping Is Safe?? Think again!!!

Get The Facts On The Dangers Of Vaping- The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Addiction, and Camden County College Human Services Program are sponsoring an informational event on the dangers of vaping on February 20, 2020 at 6pm at the Camden County College Connector Buidling- Rm 105, 200 College Drive Blackwood NJ. Register online at:https://www.camdencounty.com/service/camden-county-college-series/ Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

Beware of Social Security Scams

NEWS FOR OLDER AMERICANS (NAPSI)—Calls and e-mails from scammers pretending to be government employees are widespread. Social Security phone scams are the #1 scam If you get a threatening call from someone saying they are from ­Social Security, it is from a scammer. reported to the Federal Trade Commission. Chances are you, a friend, or a family member have received a call like this. You don’t have to be receiving benefits to become a victim. You may get a call saying there is a problem... Read more →

Drexel Men's Soccer Team Honored

PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2020)-- – Members of the Drexel men's soccer team received recognition at the annual Philadelphia Soccer Six awards banquet earlier this week. click image to enlarge Chris Donovan was honored for being the Soccer Six's leading goal scorer and point getter with seven goals and two assists. Donovon was named to the Soccer Six All-Star Team and was also Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 23 after he recorded a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win George... Read more →

Barbara C. Hanna (nee Gruenski) of Bellmawr

Barbara C. Hanna (nee Gruenski), suddenly on February 14, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 79. Beloved wife of the late William J. Hanna, Jr. Devoted mother of William J. Hanna III, Mark C. Hanna (Andrea), and Daniel S. Hanna. Loving grandmother of William J. Hanna, Sara Hanna, Daniel Hanna, Marc Hanna (Jason Rosner), Tyler Hanna (Brittney Twyman), Alexandra Hanna (Joshua Ledden), Abigail Hanna, and the late Daniel Brown-Hanna. Dear great-grandmother of Aubree Ledden. Sister of the late Frank Gruenski, Daniel Gruenski, and Theresa Gruenski. There will... Read more →