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February 2020

*The 2020 Easter Outreach season has begun!  

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 27, 2020)--The Easter outreach is an effort of over 90 Churches including locally First Baptist Church and Epiphany Church, who work together to provide 10,000 families an Easter Dinner to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. 500 meals will be packed locally on good Friday April 10th, with the distribution of the meals being Saturday April 11th. Help from the community is appreciated on both days! For those living Gloucester City to request a meal call 856-295-1491. If you know a family in need,... Read more →


Sinfully Sweets Fresh Made Candy, Come In An Give Us A Try

RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS Gloucester City News Gloucester City History Former Gloucester City Resident Opens "Sinfully Sweets" Candy Store in Atco Read more →


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, the best phone tracker app to catch a cheating spouse is getting common. If you found or feel that your... 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 →


The Camden County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau

Did you know that any school, library, civic organization, gardening club within Camden County can request a speaker. The Camden County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau will be glad to come out this winter or spring to give a talk. The list of available talks and the request form is on our website, https://mastergardenerscamdencounty.org/speakers-bureau/ Read more →


New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaning

Water main flushing begins this month and continues through the fall New Jersey American Water’s Travis Serles flushing a hydrant in the company’s Delran service area. (Photo Credit: New Jersey American Water) CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – FEB. 26, 2020 – Beginning March 2 and into the summer months, New Jersey American Water will perform the annual cleaning of its water distribution system to ensure customers continue to receive high-quality, reliable water service. Flushing the system helps to clean out any buildup of mineral deposits and... Read more →


Altman sells out Cory Booker Says James Beach & Barbara Holcomb

Last week, instead of standing with New Jersey's progressive champion Cory Booker, paid political protester and lifelong Republican Sue Altman decided to stand with his opponent. Cory has been a persistent advocate for South Jersey and true progressive in the Senate on issues such as civil rights, social justice, and environmental protection. When Donald Trump abused his power as President, Cory stood up to Senate Republicans and fought for a fair impeachment trial. We are proud to support Cory Booker for another term in the... Read more →


NY Man Charged with Seeking Sex Online with ‘Underage Girl’

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 42-year-old Staten Island man has been charged with attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 14-year-old girl. In reality though, John Emilio, of the 600 block of Wooley Avenue, was communicating with a detective from the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit. During the investigation, Emilio sent nude pictures of his genitals, said he was very excited that he would be having sex with a girl so young, and looked forward... Read more →


The Fairy Godmother's Boutique, Gloucester City Fashion Show Fundraiser

The Fairy Godmother's Boutique in Gloucester City is holding their first Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser on March 7th, from 4pm to 8pm at Elizabeth's Ballroom and they need your help. In this fashion show, they will have models from ages 5 to 65 showing off the fashions that we have available to borrow FOR FREE at the Fairy Godmother's Boutique. All proceeds raised will go toward the Boutique's ongoing operating expenses, so that we can continue to bring magic to the community! Tickets are limited,... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Issues Road Closures/Parking Restrictions for St. Patrick's Parade

February 25, 2020 On Sunday, March 1st. the 5th. annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin on Johnson Blvd. at Monmouth Street at 1:00 pm. The parade will proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street, then south on King Street to Cumberland Street. In order to accommodate the parade, the following road closures/ no parking will be in place from 10:30 am until the Highway Dept. finished sweeping the parade route following the parade. When viewing the attached maps, all streets highlighted in yellow... Read more →


Helen E. Comber (nee Karschies) of Runnemede

Helen E. Comber (nee Karschies) of Runnemede, formerly of Barrington. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Richard Sr. Devoted mother of the Richard Jr. (Betsy), Frank (Diane), Mark (Barbie) and Helene (Matthew). Loving grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 9. Dear sister of Hildegard Lipschutz and Elizabeth Gilles. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 9am to 11am Monday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 11am at the funeral home. Inurnment New St. Mary’s Cemetery,... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: BUDGET INCLUDES $50M IN ONE-TIME AID FOR DISTRICTS

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy outlined his vision for the state's 2021 budget. The budget address is an annual tradition, and one major focus this year is education. The Democratic governor's $40.9 billion proposed budget devotes $19 billion to various programs, including an expansion of the "free college" program to Rutgers, Rowan, and other public universities. (Asbury Park Press) Budget, budget, budget: Read Gov. Phil Murphy's full NJ 2021 budget address (NorthJersey) 6 points in NJ Gov. Phil Murphy's budget address that affect you (Patch) Key... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sumter County Corporal Andrew Gillette Murdered

ANDREW GILLETTE Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina End of Watch Tuesday, February 25, 2020 SUMTER COUNTY, SC (February 26, 2020)--Corporal Andrew Gillette, age 37, was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to serve a detention order and eviction notice at a home at 3120 Thomas Sumter Highway at 11:30 am. The subject named on the orders opened fire, striking Corporal Gillette in the chest. Other deputies who were on the scene returned fire and killed the subject. Corporal Gillette was a... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $60,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (Feb. 26, 2020) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $60 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery executive director, announced that in the Tuesday, Feb. 25, drawing, 12 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,000. Moreover, 21,582 other New Jersey players took home $80,864 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400, according to Carey.... Read more →


*The DOT Organization Town Hall Meeting

The DOT organization is collaborating with the Camden County College 21st Century Scholars Program to offer the community a platform to discuss and click image to enlarge strengthen political concerns. It has been proven that the best way healing can take place is to educate and inform all involved. The meeting will cover: Speak on current political issues affecting the community Steps to be taken to motivate and energize the community Send concerns from the communities to Washington Registration to vote 2020 Census Information Camden... Read more →


*Comedy Night Beef & Beer April 3

The purpose of the Camden County Hero Scholarship and Camden County Detective's Association is to render financial and educational assistance to the surviving spouse and children who are left with little or no support, when a law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency medical person loses his/her life or is totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty. https://www.camdencountyhero.com Read more →


Home Country: Helping Steve At The Mule Barn Truck Stop

Slim Randles l CNBNews Contributor Steve was out in the Mule Barn truck stop parking lot the other day, tightening something with his wrenches under the hood of his pickup truck. The rest of us stood around looking wise. “You sure it ain’t the solenoid?” said Bert. “I don’t think they make them anymore,” said Doc. “It’s usually the solenoid,” Bert said, with finality. Out of self defense, Steve emerged from his cavern of wires and metal long enough to say, “Didn’t I see you... Read more →


NIH Purchases of Aborted Fetal Parts for ‘Humanized Mice’ Testing

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced it received 676 pages of records from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showing that the agency paid thousands of dollars to a California-based firm to purchase organs from aborted human fetuses to create “humanized mice” for HIV research. The records show that NIH paid at least $18,100 between December 2016 and August 2018 to Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) for livers and thymuses from second trimester aborted fetuses. They include at least 26 such purchases from ABR by Dr.... Read more →