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February 27, 2020

Columbus Buffetta, of Brooklawn; WWII Army Vet, Campbell Soup Employee, age 92

Columbus Buffetta had an immeasurable work ethic. He dedicated his life to his family and his Lord. He was witty and self made who took pride and pleasure in the simple beauties of life. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time at his home in Brooklawn with his family. On Friday February 21, 2020, after 92 years he was called away, but only to return home to the Lord. “Buff” was born in Camden and had spent his formative years there. His home had contributed... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY: "FREE" (PUBLIC) COLLEGE IS ON THE TABLE AGAIN

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about his plan to make college more affordable for students who enroll in one of New Jersey's public colleges and universities. The focus is four-year institutions, and there's 11 total, including Rutgers University and Rowan University. Under the plan outlined in his 2021 budget — which he delivered yesterday — families who earn under $65,000 per year would be able to send their teens to college for free. The plan would affect students who enroll next fall (2021) and later.... Read more →


Camden County GOP Announces County Candidates

Ambrosino: “2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote and I am proud to announce a slate of candidates that happens to be all women.” HADDON HEIGHTS (February 27, 2020)--– Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino announced the county slate of GOP candidates today. “2020 is the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote and I am proud to announce a slate of candidates that happens to be all women,” Rich Ambrosino said. “Our county candidates are, for Surrogate... Read more →


Pennsylvania Man Charged with Robbing Banks in Oaklyn and Cherry Hill

Camden City, N.J. (February 26, 2020)--–A Pennsylvania man has been charged for robbing two banks in three days, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer, Oaklyn Police Chief Mark Moore and Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan. Leon Stanford, 51, of Scranton, has been charged with two counts of second-degree robbery after detectives said he demanded money at two separate banks. Investigators said Stanford first robbed the TD Bank on the White Horse Pike in Oaklyn Feb. 22 before passing a similar... Read more →


JUMP SHOT, The Kenny Sailor Story (video)

He invented something everyone loves, but you've probably never heard of him. This film chronicles the larger than life story of one basketball's greatest innovators: The legend you've never heard of, Kenny Sailors. We're currently in production on the feature length documentary, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the action. jumpshotmovie.com ““I’m inspired by Kenny Sailor’s story because I’ve been playing basketball since I was five, and ever since I picked up the ball, shooting a jump shot was just second... Read more →


Presidential Candidates Detail Plans to Reduce Poverty

Action for Opportunity Coalition Presses Candidates on Records on Economic Opportunity for Low-Income Americans The Action for Opportunity Coalition, representing more than 30 non-profit organizations, unions, and advocates across the country have received from all presidential candidates, other than President Trump, written plans to address poverty and increase economic opportunity in the United States. All candidates for president as well as several former candidates have written responses to the following questions: What are the top five specific ways that you, as president, would increase economic... Read more →


NJ Students at JMU Make Dean's List

HARRISONBURG, VA (02/21/2020)-- James Madison University is pleased to announce that the following students made the dean's list for the fall 2019 semester. Students who earn dean's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. Isabelle Nicholas of West Deptford (08096) Dominic Ciancaglini of Vineland (08361) Vanessa Siracusa of Villas (08251) Molly O'Shea of Somers Point (08244) Abigayle Lennox of Shamong (08088) Abigail Detwiler of Shamong (08088) Chelsey Deacon of Riverton (08077) Alexis Carey... Read more →


How technology has changed romance

Gloucestercitynews.net (Feb. 27, 2020)--Technology, the force driving so many aspects of human development, is exciting, inspirational, and naturally evolving. There can be no denying the ways technological advances have improved lives across the globe, from drones assisting farmers in remote areas to scientists mapping climate changes. It has also had a profound effect on romance, with the proliferation of online dating making it so much easier for singles to seek eligible partners. Here are some of the many ways technology has changed romance. People can... Read more →


South Philadelphia Drug Delivery Service Operators, Known as the “Friends,” Convicted

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Antoine Clark, 30, Gerald Spruell, 32, and Daniel Robinson, 36, all of Philadelphia, PA, were convicted after more than two weeks at trial of charges including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and distribution or possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin arising from their operation of an almost around-the-clock drug delivery service for several years in South Philadelphia. Between 2013 and 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, known as the “Friends”... Read more →


How to keep a check on your partner online?

With time advancement in technology makes our life much easier. Just as the innovation in web development and software brings ease. There are multiple online apps are available through which you can keep a check on the things around you. usually, people prefer to use them for monitoring and surveillance for business purposes. As well as to keep a check on the kid’s activity. Moreover, best phone tracker app to catch a cheating spouse is getting common. If you found or feel that your partner... Read more →


State Police Charge Three Men with Attempted Murder for Firing Gun at Cop

Female Associate of Men Arrested with Handguns Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have charged three men with attempted murder, and a woman has been charged with weapons offenses and obstructing justice in connection with an incident in Trenton on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in which the men allegedly fired a gun at a police officer. Dion Battle, 28, Shaiquan A. Hearns, 20, and Yahonatan R. Salter, 28, all of Trenton, were each charged with the following offenses: Attempted Murder (1st degree) Conspiracy (1st... Read more →


The Point at Cape Henlopen Closes March 1 for 2020 for beach nesting season

LEWES, Del. –The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, will close Sunday, March 1, for the benefit of threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns, and other species. The Point’s nesting habitat on the ocean side will reopen Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. DNREC’s Divisions of Parks... Read more →


Virtua Surgeon Performs 1,000th Robotic Surgery

Medical milestone underscores Dr. Arthur T. Martella as national leader in his field Perfectly timed with American Heart Month, Arthur T. Martella, MD, recently performed his 1,000th robotic-assisted heart surgery. He is among an elite group of surgeons, nationally and internationally, to achieve this milestone. “The people of South Jersey are fortunate to have a surgeon as skilled and experienced as Dr. Martella performing such advanced procedures so close to home. When Virtua and Lourdes came together last year, we considered the cardiothoracic program, led... Read more →


Survey shows majority of Delawareans say it is time to act on Climate Change

DOVER, Del. – With public input sessions beginning next week to create Delaware’s plan to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change, most Delawareans believe climate change and sea level rise are happening, and a majority say the state should act now to address both issues, according to a survey commissioned by DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy. Residents surveyed also support a range of key strategies to reduce climate change and respond to rising sea levels. The survey, supervised by the University of... Read more →


Tips to Help Your Gloucester City Business Stand Out from the Competition

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 27, 2020)--It has been shown that 86% of people in the US trust small businesses, but the same cannot be said for large businesses, as only 55% of people trust them. This means that small businesses are more likely to be successful than large companies. Competition for customers is greater than it’s ever been, so how can you stand out from your competitors? One thing is certain - you shouldn’t be using the same marketing strategies as your close competitors. Instead, you need to... Read more →


*Pine Hill PD Accepting Applications for Police Officer and SLEOII

PINE HILL, NJ (February 27, 2020)--The Pine Hill Police Department is initiating the recruitment process for the positions of Police Officer and SLEOII. The Department is currently seeking to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies within our agency with energetic, dedicated and hardworking individuals who are currently PTC certified Police Officers or are in the process of obtaining their certification. PTC certified SLEOII Officers who are within three years of their certification date and capable of obtaining a PTC waiver for Police... Read more →


NORWESCAP AND THE TOWN OF PHILLIPSBURG PARTNER TO REVITALIZE THE SOUTH MAIN STREET DISTRICT

$125,000 Awarded by New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to Fund Revitalization Phillipsburg, New Jersey, February 26, 2020- The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) has approved a plan, jointly developed by the Town of Phillipsburg and Norwescap, to make improvements in the South Main Street District. The plan included input from hundreds of local residents, business leaders, elected officials and community-based organizations. Through its ‘Neighborhood Preservation Program, the NJ DCA will provide the Town of Phillipsburg with $125,000 in funding to focus... Read more →


State of New Jersey Diverts Tax Dollars Allocated to 911 System Improvements

By Emily S. Moore | The Center Square A decade ago, a fee was placed on every New Jersey resident’s phone bill to be allocated to improving the state’s out-of-date 911 system. However, only 10 to 15 percent of those funds is used to upgrade the three state-operated 911 centers, John G. Donnadio, executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties, said in an interview with The Center Square. “The 197 or so the county and municipal 911 centers have not received any funding... Read more →