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March 19, 2020

Jacqueline Mary Dimmerman, age 71, Lifelong member/shop steward for Local 54

Surrounded by her daughters, on March 18, 2020, at age 71. (nee Kaluhiokalani) Formerly of Gloucester City and Williamstown. Beloved mother of Thelma Fagan, Sherry Walker Fuss (late James) and John Walker, III. Cherished grandmother of Glenn VanLeer, Jr. and Thomas Fuss and great grandmother of Leah VanLeer. Beloved sister of Joseph Kaluhiokalani (Tina) and the late David Kaluhiokalani (surviving Lynn). Also survived by her former husband, Joseph Dimmerman and her pups, Bella and Raffy. Jackie will be remembered as a loving, dedicated and compassionate... Read more →

Villanova Professor: Atlantic City casino business will be hit hard by COVID-19 (video)

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. BY Rhonda Schaffler, Correspondent | March 19, 2020, New Jersey’s hospitality industry could suffer long-term impacts from COVID-19 even after the pandemic ends, according to Dr. David Fiorenza, an assistant professor of economics at Villanova University. He says the casino industry in Atlantic City will have to rethink its business model, and he doesn’t rule... Read more →

Video: Facing coronavirus surge, NJ retrofits closed hospitals

LIVE UPDATES: Tracking the coronavirus in New Jersey HEALTH This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. BY Brenda Flanagan, Senior Correspondent | March 18, 2020, 4PM EST Professor Sarah Allred’s study for Rutgers Rand Institute predicts a flood of coronavirus patients could overwhelm New Jersey’s 71 hospitals, like Holy Name Medical Center which sits at the treatment epicenter of Bergen County’s outbreak.... Read more →

What Every CEO Needs to Know About Cybersecurity  

Companies often push cybersecurity aside, but CEOs are responsible for helping teams create and implement effective cybersecurity and risk management plans. Gloucestercitynews.net-(March 19, 2020)--As companies continue to expand their information technology resources, cybersecurity measures can often get left behind. CEOs are forced to focus on the more pressing matters of business as usual, and IT departments are floundering to provide the most effective solutions possible without the support of executives. Instead, an effective approach to cybersecurity begins with the CEO. Your involvement in creating and... Read more →

101 North Eatery & Bar Creates “Cocktail Kits” INCLUDING Alcohol For Quarantine

In Addition to Offering Curbside Take Out & Delivery Options (Thursday March 19, 2020)- During the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 many restaurants have been forced to adapt to meet the needs of their local community. L.A’s 101 North Eatery & Bar made instant changes including no-contact curbside take out and delivery options. Now, 101 North has created an all day, every day happy hour! In addition to takeout options for beer and wine bottles, 101 North has created cocktail kits of their notorious drinks created... Read more →


Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the number of COVID-19 cases is now 427 — that's 162 new positive tests. (State officials no longer say "presumptive positive" anymore.) Two more people died from the virus. (Patch) Hospitals: NJ hospitals lack beds for coronavirus surge (ProPublica / Patch) Updated charts show how quickly it's spreading across NJ (NJ.com) Rutgers estimates hospital bed shortage (TAPinto New Brunswick) NJ to re-open hospital to combat virus surge (TAPinto Camden) Lawmakers: Murphy, delegation seeking federal bailout for New Jersey (Politico)... Read more →

Anti-Hunger Advocates Call for U.S. Senate to Immediately Pass House COVID-19 Relief Bill

“Massive Increase in Pre-Existing Hunger Crisis Demands Massive, Highly-Coordinated Response by the Federal, State, and the City Governments, and Corporations, Nonprofit Groups, and Philanthropies” Hunger-Relief Provisions of the House Bill Detailed Below In 2018, when the economy was still strong, 37 million Americans, including 11 million U.S. children, lived in food insecure households, unable to afford an adequate supply of food. In the last few days, tens of millions of low-income students have lost access to school lunches, breakfasts, and after-school snacks and suppers due... Read more →

To Slow Coronavirus Murphy Orders Extensive Closures, Mobilizes Guard in Race to Slow Virus

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Text: Tim Nostrand Video report: Brenda Flanagan, NJTV News Amid a spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Monday imposed a series of mandatory closures and business regulations, all designed to limit the close interactions between people that facilitate the spread of the coronavirus that causes... Read more →

COVID-19 Checklist for NJ to Help Keep Residents Informed

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. KIMBERLEE BONGARD | MARCH 19, 2020 | MORE ISSUES, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ The COVID-19 pandemic is moving almost too quickly to track. An updated look at many of the closures and the exceptions statewide The closures have been ordered, or voluntarily undertaken, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In an attempt to slow... Read more →

March 18 Maryland Fishing Report : Despite the Chinese Virus You Can Still Go Fishing

By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources “No life is so happy and so pleasant as the life of the well-govern’d angler.“–Izaak Walton Michael Novak Jr. caught this beautiful crappie recently while fishing with his dad. Photo by Michael Novak We face extraordinary times and everyone must make decisions regarding the safety of ourselves and those we love. Given Maryland’s current State of Emergency, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has made adjustments as well. After careful consideration, the department decided to suspend spring... Read more →

CCC Moving Classes On-Line March 30

(Blackwood, NJ) – In order to ensure the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, along with the larger community we serve, Camden County College will temporarily move classes to online instruction until further notice. Classes will be suspended at 2pm on Saturday, March 14 for student Spring Break, which has been extended through March 29 to facilitate the transition to online learning. When classes resume on Monday, March 30, students will attend classes remotely. “Camden County College will remain fully open and operations... Read more →

Financial Experts Challenge Necessity of Enacting Price Gouging Laws

By Scott McClallen & Bruce Walker | The Center Square (The Center Square) — In times of economic uncertainty, retail customers sometimes witness what they consider unnecessary and sometimes unprincipled price spikes on household purchases. Gloucestercitynews graphics file When the price of a good is significantly greater in times of crisis than what the consumer is accustomed to paying during times of relative normalcy, the seller sometimes often is accused of price gouging. Whereas some consumers and public figures claim retailer greed is behind increased... Read more →

Woodbury Hospital To Reopen to Help with COVID-19 Surge

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. LILO H. STAINTON | MARCH 19, 2020 | HEALTH CARE There are growing concerns about NJ health care system’s capacity to handle a flood of COVID-19 cases; officials race to expand bed numbers New Jersey health officials plan to expand hospital capacity by nearly 800 beds in the coming weeks to help prepare for a... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Tlaib Tries To Walk Back Her Attack

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor (March 19, 2020)--Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments regarding the controversy that has embroiled Rep. Rashida Tlaib (we are thankful to CNSNews for its reporting on this ongoing issue): Rep. Rashida Tlaib is now trying to walk back an obscene assault she made on the sensibilities of religious Americans. Here is how this controversy unfolded. On March 16, I wrote to the ten members of the House Ethics Committee asking them to issue a letter of... Read more →

$30.1 million in FY2020 Freight Impact Grants for Improvements to Heavy Truck Routes

(Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced $30.1 million in grants as part of the Local Freight Impact Fund program that help counties and municipalities provide for the safe movement of large truck traffic. “These Local Freight Impact Fund grants allow counties and municipalities to make critical improvements to truck routes that are essential to keeping our regional economy thriving,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “New Jersey roads and bridges carry a tremendous amount of commercial truck traffic every day and... Read more →

Here We Go Again! Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for U.S.

MARCH 17, 2020|JUDICIAL WATCH While the world is absorbed in the Coronavirus drama, yet another caravan of illegal immigrants is heading north to the United States from Central America. The group departed recently from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula and is making its way to Guatemala en route to the southern JUDICIAL WATCH Mexican state of Chiapas. The final destination is the U.S., according to a Mexican news report that reveals the caravan has some 500 Central Americans but is expected to... Read more →

HeartMath® Institute Giving Away 100,000 Copies of New Online Program

to Help Kids Learn to Manage Emotions New Initiative Aims to Put Kids on the Path to Avoid Depression and Anxiety, Learn to Manage Emotions BOULDER CREEK, Calif. – (March, 2020) – According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 31% of high school students have depression. They also report one in every four students say they have been bullied in school. It’s clear that children from a young age need to learn more about managing emotions. One nonprofit organization is on... Read more →

 Rutgers–Camden student researches using natural materials to power batteries for Mars exploration

For Immediate Release CAMDEN City--– Rutgers University–Camden junior Emily McDermott is conducting cutting-edge research that could lead to applications for NASA to use in space. A recipient of the NASA NJ Space Grant Consortium, McDermott is working with David Salas de la Cruz, an assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers–Camden, and Xingyun Qi, an assistant professor of biology, conducting research on using plant-based materials to power batteries that astronauts could use in space in the future. McDermott developed a passion for the sciences while in... Read more →

CDC Report: PA and NJ Up To 149 Lung Injuries Linked to Vaping

The Center Square (The Center Square) – The number of lung injury hospitalization cases linked to vaping in Pennsylvania now numbers as high as 149 as of Feb. 25, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationally, the number of cases involving hospitalizations due to e-cigarette use continues to decline after peaking in September of last year, the CDC reports. Patient reports show that black-market vaping products containing THC – the psychoactive component of cannabis – have played a major role in... Read more →

Exelon and its Family of Companies Donate $1M plus for Wuhan Virus Response & Relief

Exelon utilities and Constellation suspend service disconnections and late payment charges; Exelon Generation raises support for plant community aid organizations CHICAGO (March 17, 2020) — Exelon Corporation and its family of companies announced today that they will donate more than $1.15 million to national and local relief organizations to support communities impacted by the spread of the coronavirus. “We are committed to helping support impacted communities, especially those where we live, work and serve. Our donation will help local charities and relief organizations address hardships... Read more →


Colette Fu | Claes Gabriel | Hiro Sakaguchi March 23 – June 6, 2020 Artists Talk & Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Artists Talk: 5:00 – 5:30 pm | Reception 5:30 – 7:00 pm GLASSBORO, NJ– Rowan University Art Gallery presents Tracing Origins, a group exhibition that brings together three Philadelphia-based artists, Colette Fu, Claes Gabriel, and Hiro Sakaguchi, who create work inspired by their ancestral homelands and native cultures. Pulling from personal memories, experiences, and familial influences, their stories are... Read more →