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March 18, 2020

Cancelling County Committee Elections Doesn’t Make Sense

Ambrosino: “Democrat or Republican county committee members are the backbone of county parties. HADDON HEIGHTS – After learning of a report that state election officials are considering cancelling county committee elections and extending terms for a year Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Ambrosino said that was a bad idea that risks disenfranchising voters who also happen to be among the most active members of their local communities. “The coronavirus has caused some very real public safety concerns and while government is doing... Read more →


Hunger Free America Praises Senate Passage of COVID-19 Relief Bill

Hunger-Relief Provisions of the Bill Detailed Below Hunger Free America, a nationwide direct service and advocacy organization, applauded the U.S. Senate for passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, which passed the House last Friday and which is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump. The economic relief bill would significantly lessen the hunger crisis, not only providing more funds to make it easier for schools, senior programs, and food charities to provide alternative meals, but, most significantly, creating a vast new,... Read more →


Gloucester County Social Services to Serve Residents Online and by Phone

(Sewell, NJ)–The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Division of Social Services recognizes that receiving your benefits in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak is top priority for you and your family. In order to ensure you receive your benefits, a number of temporary changes have been put in place to serve you beginning March 18. “In order to encourage our County residents to engage in social distancing, the Division of Social Services is serving our individuals online and by phone only,” Freeholder... Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSBOOKS SURPASS $2B IN LIFETIME BETS; SHUTDOWN WEIGHS HEAVILY

Online casinos set revenue record and could prove vital in coming months, according to PlayPennsylvania (LAS VEGAS) — A busy February pushed Pennsylvania’s retail and online sports books past $2 billion in wagers since the industry was launched. But with every major U.S. sport suspended indefinitely, the immediate future for Pennsylvania’s sports books and online casinos is far less certain, according to analysts from PlayPennsylvania. “The next few months are impossible to predict until we get a better handle on how long the coronavirus will... Read more →


Mega Millions $96,000,000, Next Drawing Friday

One $10,000 Winning Ticket Sold TRENTON (March 18, 2020) – James Carey, New Jersey Lottery executive director, announced that there was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Tuesday, March 17, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was purchased at Shoprite #573, Route 1 & Old Post Rd., Edison in Middlesex County. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, March 17, drawing were: 20, 27, 28, 58 and 59. The Gold... Read more →


A Message from Maple Shade Police Chief

MAPLE SHADE NJ--The last few days I have taken the opportunity to communicate with the public on a variety of messages relating to Covid-19 and our response to this situation. As we have all watched the news and heard reports about the significant concerns surrounding our elderly population, I wanted to address a number of specific issues focused on them exclusively. Having older parents myself who reside in our town and knowing their concerns about their safety and wellbeing, I thought it only proper to... Read more →


Miller, Newman Push Potential Gains for Women in Illinois Congressional Delegation

Congressional primaries were held on Tuesday in Illinois; primaries in Ohio were postponed due to a state of emergency. Full results on women candidates in yesterday's contests from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University are available on our Election Analysis page. Complete context about women in the 2020 elections, including candidate lists, summaries, and historical comparisons, is available via CAWP's Election Watch. Find results from previous primaries on CAWP's Election Analysis page. Among the most notable results for women: In Illinois'... Read more →


*The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala

BY MediaWize ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Tickets are now on sale for South Jersey’s premier food and beverage event. The 37th Annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will be held on Thursday, April 16, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala is April 16. (Photo courtesy ACCC) The annual event celebrates food by highlighting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape and showcasing the specialties of 40... Read more →


Lindenwold Schools Breakfast & Lunch Food Service Plan

El Plan del Servicio de Alimentos de Desayuno y de Almuerzo To all of our Lindenwold Families, As part of the COVID 19 remote learning plan, we will be providing meals at the below noted sites and times. Each meal will contain the current day lunch and breakfast for the following morning. Anyone between the ages of 0 to 18 is eligible for this free meal service and there is no income eligibility required. USDA Regulations require students to be present to receive a meal.... Read more →


*Hidden Figures: Women in STEAM

Bridgeton, New Jersey – Families to College, Unidos Para la Familia, and STEAMworks present Hidden Figures: Women in STEAM, a New Jersey Makers Day Event at STEAMworks & FTC Campus Center @ Hopeloft, 40-46 E Commerce St, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 on Friday, March 20th from 4:00-8:00 PM. Families are invited to this statewide celebration of maker culture spotlighting hands on STEAM-based learning. They will explore history and create DIY souvenirs together, all while learning about influential women in STEAM. They will: Create illuminated paper lanterns... Read more →


*Gloucester Township Police Department Presents Blood Donation Drive

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--The American Red Cross has an Emergency Need for blood and platelet donors of all types to give now. Inventories are critically low, with only a 1-Day supply of Type O on hand. Please consider donating and help replenish the blood supply for patients in need. You might not realize how important certain letters are until they're gone. A, B and O are our main blood groups and when not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient... Read more →


STATE LOOKS TO BUILD UP COVID-19 CAPACITY: HOSPITALS

By the state's count, there are now 267 COVID-19 cases, and three people have died from it. Today is the first day of the statewide K-12 schools shutdown. Also, Gov. Phil Murphy is now requesting assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. And the state is working with health care CEOs to potentially re-open eight closed hospitals — to "expand capacity," fast. (Planet Princeton) More — so much more — on the coronavirus in NJ: Murphy won’t rule out shelter-in-place (Politico) NJ orders malls,... Read more →


New Water Mains for Lindenwold

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – MAR. 17, 2020 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 8,000 feet of aging 4-inch and 6-inch water main in Lindenwold beginning next week. The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed in the 1950s, with new 6-inch and 8-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Aston Martin Drive, Bentley Road, Delahaye Road, Mercedes Road, Healey Place, Lancia Place, and Thunderbird Road. The project also includes replacing five fire hydrants and 150 utility-owned service lines along the... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: The Problem Was Mrs. Doc

CNBNews Contributor The problem was Mrs. Doc, you see. Oh, don’t misunderstand. She’s a perfectly wonderful lady and we all think the world of her, and as far as we know she has yet to burn down a house or start a war or anything. The problem is, we don’t know her first name. If you just come out and flat ask her, she’ll smile and say, “Well, don’t you think Mrs. Doc is a nice name? I’ve had it for a long time now.”... Read more →


Archdiocese of Philly Cancels Public Masses Effective at 12 noon Wednesday

Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice. Last week, the Archbishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Both decisions were made in response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the directives provided by government and health department officials at the local, state, and national levels. These measures will be... Read more →


Statement from Camden County Clerk Ripa In Regarding Vote by Mail & Wuhan Virus

“While concern over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causes the cancellation of sporting events, concerts, and other mass gatherings throughout the country, the Office of the Camden County Clerk and the Camden County Board of Elections are working diligently to ensure the safety and security of the primary election on June 2. Our sole focus is protecting the integrity of this process and ensuring that every Camden County resident who is eligible and wants to vote can do so. Although Camden County has just one presumptive... Read more →


DNREC announces changes to operations in response to COVID-19

Parks, wildlife areas open with no entrance fees until April 30, but park and wildlife buildings, centers closed to public; Fishing, hunting, boating licenses, park and conservation passes sales moved online DOVER, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues to focus on taking a proactive and preventative approach to keep communities and employees safe in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, while maintaining operations and services as best as possible. To encourage Delawareans to be active outdoors and to provide... Read more →


CBD Oil Regulations in Philadelphia and New Jersey

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 18, 2020)--Cannabidiol or CBD oil has long been known to have many health benefits. This therapeutic substance has a worldwide fan base with millions of people using it for its wide range of health-related advantages. Despite its health benefits, the distribution and use of CBD oil in the United States are strictly regulated. Regardless of its health benefits, the extraction process has made the legalization of CBD oil a hot topic for a long time. Laws regarding its use are different in each... Read more →


Operations Reduced by Camden County Board of Social Services

(Pennsauken, NJ) – The Camden County Board of Social Services will make incremental staffing changes in Camden City to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Moving forward, clients can apply for all programs offered at the Board by visiting njhelps.org and through the phone. Nevertheless, there will be staffing at the building to continue to handle cases. “In an effort to protect our employees and the patrons of the Board who frequently visit us in person, we will be reducing staffing at the facility and... Read more →


*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 →


NJMVC Extends Expiration Dates for Driver Licenses, Registrations, and Inspections 

In Response to COVID-19 Outbreak TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton have announced that due to the COVID-19 outbreak and to protect the public, the MVC will extend expiration dates for driver licenses, registrations, and inspection stickers. Effective immediately, the NJMVC will grant a two-month extension for: Driver licenses expiring in March, April, and May Registrations expiring in March, April, and May Inspection stickers expiring in March, April, and May “All residents who have their driver’s... 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. For a list of available talks and to request a speaker Click Here. Read more →


Camden County Checking Retail Outlets for Price Gouging

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – In light of Governor Murphy’s announcement of a state of emergency related to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Camden County Division of Weights and Measures is conducting additional inspections for price gouging throughout Camden County. Inspectors are looking for price gouging, a sudden and dramatic increase in cost, on items such as hand sanitizer, disinfectants, toiletries, bottled water, and more. “The Department of Health and Human Services immediately escalated the number of spot checks and inspections for price gouging in response to the... Read more →