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February 18, 2020

$140,108 Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot Split Between a Gloucester County & a Ocean County Resident

TRENTON (Feb. 18, 2020) – Two lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $140,108 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday Feb. 15, drawing. Each ticket is worth $70,054. The winning numbers were: 05, 09, 14, 23 and 24 and the XTRA number was: 03. The retailers will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for each winning ticket sold. Those tickets were sold at the following locations:  Gloucester County: Sicklerville BP, 748 Sicklerville Rd., Williamstown; and  Ocean County: 91 Exit Farmer... Read more →


State of NJ Sued by U.S. Department of Justice

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the State of New Jersey, Gov. Philip Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal for refusing to provide information to the U.S. Immigration and Customs U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Susan Walsh / AP Enforcement (ICE) related to the immigration status and release dates of individuals in their custody. The move is an attempt by... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: White Mountain Apache Tribal Policeman David Kellywood Shot/Killed

Officer David Kellywood White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police End of Watch Monday, February 17, 2020 Officer David Kellywood was shot and killed after responding to reports of shots being fired near the Hon-Dah Casino in Pinetop, Arizona, shortly before 1:00 am. Officer Kellywood was the first officer to arrive on the scene and encountered the subject, who immediately attacked him. During the ensuing struggle, the man fatally shot Officer Kellywood. Another officer who arrived on the scene shot and killed the subject.... Read more →


MILLIONS IN TAXES UP FOR VOTE SATURDAY: JERSEY SHORE

Saturday is an election day for many towns at the Jersey Shore, thanks to a system of "fire districts." Voters will consider millions of spending for firefighting equipment, salaries, and more. Funding this life-saving sector is somehow not baked into the state budget — it's left up to the voters. (Asbury Park Press) #METOO REPORTS RISE AT NJ COLLEGES: THE NUMBERS Reporter Kelly Heyboer analyzed the latest available data of sexual assaults on New Jersey college campuses. In 2018, there were 166 rape allegations, which... Read more →


Moms and Daughters Weekend of Connection at Appel Farm

Elmer, New Jersey – Appel Farm Arts and Music Campus will create a weekend packed with intentional opportunities for connection at this year’s Mother Daughter Art Retreat March 13-15, 2020. Mother Daughter Art Retreat is an opportunity to laugh, listen, and create while participating in movement, writing, and visual arts workshops that explore the concept of dreams. Mother Daughter Art Retreat creates a supportive and safe environment that fosters community and personal growth for participants as they enjoy time for intentional and meaningful connection and... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hosts FREE Wellness Programs for Seniors Through May 2020

Join Jefferson Health experts for FREE community wellness programs for seniors through May: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - The Basics; Thursday, March 5, 2 p.m.; Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201, Sewell): COPD affects almost 15 million Americans. Learn what COPD is; how it affects the lungs; causes, signs and symptoms; and disease management. Weight Loss and Fiber – What’s the Connection?; Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m., at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell):... Read more →


Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care offices celebrate “Patient Appreciation Day”

There was a sweet treat awaiting Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care patients in New Jersey on Valentine’s Day. Four of our medical practices – Marlton, Voorhees, Regulus (Turnersville) and Kingsway (Sewell) – celebrated "Patient Appreciation Day” as a well to thank patients for trusting us with their healthcare needs. The all-day events featured snacks, Jefferson “swag” and a chance to win a gift basket. Patients could also learn about the benefits of MyChart, which offers free, online access to their medical record, and allows patients... Read more →


PA. Sues JUUL for Targeting PA Youth, Deceiving Consumers About Safety

HARRISBURG―Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced his office is filing a lawsuit against JUUL Labs for violating Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection law and jeopardizing the health of Pennsylvanians, in particular the young people JUUL targeted with their products. Attorney General Shapiro’s lawsuit calls for JUUL to cease sales in Pennsylvania of their products. Shapiro’s suit alleges JUUL’s actions violated the law by strategically targeting young people with “kid-friendly” flavors, chemically enhancing the amounts of nicotine and its absorption rate in the products, and... Read more →


New Pharmacist for Shore Physicians Group

mvitaleFebruary, 2020 When it comes to medications, the best-trained healthcare professionals on the subject are pharmacists, who can be a valuable asset in primary care, especially with patients who are on David Totten is the new pharmacist for Shore Physicians Group. (Courtesy Shore Physicians Group) Medicare. That’s why Shore Physicians Group in Somers Point recently added pharmacist David Totton, PharmD, to its staff to support primary care providers in completing Medicare patients’ Annual Wellness Visits and provide comprehensive medication management. Totton, who received his Doctor... Read more →


Authorities Investigate Murder of Atlantic City Man

MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing its investigation into the shooting death of an Atlantic City man who was found inside a vehicle earlier this month, Atlantic County Prosecutor announced. “We urge everyone who may have been in the area to contact the Prosecutor’s office if they witnessed or heard anything that could assist in the apprehension of the person responsible for this homicide,” Prosecutor Tyner said. On February 7, 2020, at approximately 5:32 p.m., Atlantic City Police... Read more →


What You Need to Know About IVF in South Africa

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 18, 2020)--Prospective parents who are having trouble conceiving a child are more common than you may think. Statistics show that 1 in 6 parents will have trouble successfully conceiving their first child within 12 months of trying. When this happens, couples turn to fertility clinics to help them conceive. Specifically, the procedure of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is designed to help parents with fertility issues so that they can successfully conceive a baby. What this process entails and the factors that make it a... Read more →


How to Prevent Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers

PET PEEVES If your dog bites a postal carrier, it could cost you thousands. (NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation. Dearborn, Mich., letter carrier Tameka Toliver recalls being pinned on a porch by a dog that bit her above her knee. "It happened so fast, even with all my training, I barely had time to react," Toliver said last year. "I'm still scared when I... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: New Jersey Residents Making $1.9 Million Annually Taxed at 9.8 %

The Center Square The top 1 percent of earners in New Jersey are taxed at an effective rate of 9.8 percent, compared to the state’s 10.1 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis. CNBNews graphic files The study, which used data from a 2018 report by the Washington-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), did not include federal taxes paid. New Jersey ranked 46th on the study’s list of the most tax-friendly... Read more →


Lessons Learned by Cape Town’s Day Zero

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 18, 2020)--“Day Zero” is the now infamous term used to describe an emergency plan put forth by the leadership of the city of Cape Town, South Africa during the worst recorded drought in over a century. In mid-2017, several factors contributed to Cape Town’s water supply reaching dangerously low levels. Day Zero, if it was ever implemented, would have meant barring the water supply from public use so that it could be rationed daily. Until the city’s dams naturally replenished, Day Zero could have... Read more →


DNREC-sponsored ‘Butterflies and Clean Water’ presentations March 2 and 30

LAUREL DELAWARE (Feb. 2020) – The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River Program – Nanticoke Series, in partnership with the Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, will host two free presentations in March on saving the monarch butterfly, gardening for butterflies, and the importance of clean water. The presentations will address the monarch butterfly population’s decline of more than 90 percent worldwide over the past 20 years. This is a critical environmental loss, since flowering plants depend... Read more →


Making The Knights of Columbus More Appealing

Written by Peter G. Sánchez/The Camden Diocese BRIDGETON, NJ--Don Olbrich is nothing if not persistent. Wherever he goes, he carries with him Form 100s, which are membership documents for the Knights of Columbus. Which is not surprising, as he is Grand Knight of his council, Liberty Council 1910 out of Bridgeton’s Parish of the Holy Cross. “I took a Form 100 to my doctor’s office,” he says, but it wasn’t blank. “I had already filled out his name and phone number, all I needed was... Read more →


Why You Should Vacation to Luxury Safari Lodges in KZN

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 18, 2020)--South Africa is home to some of the most vibrant wildlife, immersive landscapes, and interesting people in the world. Zulu means “heaven” to the local people, who have named themselves the “people of heaven.” This is why the luxury safari lodges in KZN have become some of the most sought-after business and vacation retreats in the world. For romance or recreation, these luxury safari lodges offer the unique opportunity to commune with the landscape of KZN in style. Their many guided tours,... Read more →


Dorothy E. Griffin, member of Bellmawr VFW Post 9563 Ladies Auxiliary

Dorothy E. Griffin (nee Herrmann), on February 13, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 88. Beloved wife of 70 years to Jack. Devoted mother of Jim Griffin (Lesa), Diane Griffin and Stacy Griffin. Loving grandmother of Jason Griffin (Carly) and Andrew Pearce and great grandmother of Brady and Dylan. Dear sister of the late Jack Herrmann. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Mrs. Griffin was a member of Bellmawr VFW Post 9563 Ladies Auxiliary. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday... Read more →


Wolf's Plan to use Funds from Horse Racing for Scholarships Upsetting Horse Owners/Supporters

A horse and rider work during practice on the Penn National Race Course racetrack on a foggy morning Nov. 29, 2006, in Grantville, Pa. Carolyn Kaster / AP photo By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is feeling some heat from horsemen and their supporters after proposing to divert a significant portion of a fund used to support the state’s racing industry toward a college scholarship program instead. The governor visited West Chester University on Thursday to promote the Nellie Bly... Read more →