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March 20, 2020

CORONAVIRUS SPREADS TO 742 CASES IN NJ, NINE DEATHS

In his briefing yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy said four more New Jerseyans have died of coronavirus. There were 318 new cases reported to the state. That number is likely to rise, as testing is becoming more available. The governor also signed into law an order that will halt evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic: You can't get kicked out of your home, or lose your house. (WHYY) Economy: Senators pass package of coronavirus economic assistance bills (NJTV) Small businesses hurt by COVID-19 eligible for federal... Read more →


Gabriel Blicharski of Chesihurst, age 76

Chesilhurst - On March 13, 2020. Age 76. Born in Camden he was the son of the late, Stanley and Victoria (Dmochowski) Blicharski. Beloved brother of Agnes Zaine and Dolores LeDent. Gabriel is also survived by the following family members; John and Tina Zaine and their children, Joey and Angela Zaine, Terri and Frank Matlack, Jr. and their children, Jennifer and Lindsay Matlack of Cape May, NJ; Kelly Zaine and her children, Taylor and Morgan Strupp of Atlanta, GA, David, Larry and Eileen LeDent and... Read more →


Joy L. Joseph of Browns Mills, age 95

Browns Mills - Suddenly, On March 10, 2020. (nee Nick) Loving wife of the late Herman R. Joseph. Devoted sister of Dorothy “Dottie” Facciotti of Feasterville, PA. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and close friends. Catholic Service was private at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. Joy was buried with her late husband, Herman. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Joy L. Joseph. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City... Read more →


Voorhees Resident TASK Force Established to Help Local Residents in Need

Update-- Voorhees Township originally stated that this effort was established for our elderly residents but we are in fact attempting to identify and assist any of our residents who are in need of help.** The Voorhees Township Police Department has established a Task Force to identify and assist residents who are in need of food, medication and basic necessities but are unable to leave their homes as a result of the pandemic. If you are aware of a resident who has no assistance from family,... Read more →


Border Enforcement Security Task Force arrests Washington Man for Money Laundering, Drug Conspiracy

SEATTLE – Kenneth Warren Rhule, 26 of Bothell, Washington was arrested March 10 on an eight-count complaint charging him with operating an illegal money exchange business involving bitcoin, announced Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Seattle Eben Roberts and U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. Rhule made his initial appearance on the criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Seattle today. Rhule is charged with conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business, five counts of laundering... Read more →


Overnight lane closures necessary on I-295 and Route 42

I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project that will add ramps between the two roadways begins in Camden County (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a new project to provide the “Missing Moves” between I-295 and Route 42 in Bellmawr, Camden County. The $180 million federally-funded project will build new ramps connecting Route 42 northbound to I-295 southbound, and I-295 northbound to Route 42 southbound in order to allow for the direct movement of traffic between the two roadways.... Read more →


Burlington City Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Burlington City man has pled guilty to possessing child pornography. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Dan Harris, of Juniper Street, will serve three years in New Jersey state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The plea was entered March 11 before the Hon. James J. Morley, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for June 17. The investigation began after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information... Read more →


Economic-Relief Bills Waiting for Murphy's Signature

JOHN REITMEYER | MARCH 20, 2020 | BUDGET, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ 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. Governor signs first of nearly 30 bills in package, prohibiting evictions and foreclosures, promises swift action on other measures, which include funding for food banks and companies struggling to meet payroll A package of bipartisan economic-relief bills drafted in response to the coronavirus pandemic... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor KILLED in Auto Accident, Age 27

Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia End of Watch Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Deputy Sheriff Kenterrous Taylor, age 27, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Forsyth Road and Napier Avenue while responding to a burglary in progress call at 1:30 am. His patrol car left the roadway, struck a wall, and overturned several times. Deputy Taylor was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. Deputy Taylor had served with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office for one year... Read more →


Jermaine Young, 20, of Pennsauken Charged with Attempted Murder and Related Crimes

Camden City N.J. (March 20, 2020)--– A Pennsauken man was arrested March 19 on multiple charges after reportedly chasing another man in his vehicle and shooting him, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Pennsauken Police Chief John Nettleton. Jermaine Young, 20, of Pennsauken, has been charged with one count of first-degree Attempted Murder, one count of second-degree Aggravated Assault, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose and two counts of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Detectives... Read more →


CAMP'S Statement on the End of the Presidential Primary  for Women Candidates

The 2020 presidential campaign began with six women candidates running in the Democratic primary, a record level of participation, including four U.S. Senators, a four-term U.S. Representative, and a successful entrepreneur. Now there are none. From the beginning, the 2016 campaign loomed over 2020 and one question was repeated continuously throughout the primary: Can a woman win? It has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Women can win. Hillary Clinton showed this in 2016 when she won an overwhelming popular vote victory. Women at all levels, in... Read more →


Bill to Enable Local Government Agencies, Public Bodies to Conduct Meetings Electronically Heads to Gov.

Measure is in Response to COVID-19, Applies in Times of Emergency (TRENTON) – The Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill on Thursday, approved 64-0 by the full Assembly on Monday, to allow a public body – as defined under the “Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act” – to provide notice of and conduct meetings and public business by electronic means during a state of emergency, public health emergency, or state of local disaster emergency. The legislation (A-3850) further requires that public... Read more →


Formula One generates over $1.2bn in sponsorship

Despite the switch from free-to-air to pay-TV reducing global audience numbers in 2019, says GlobalData’s Sportcal According to the 2019 F1 Audience report, Formula One has seen a 3.9% decline in unique viewers globally, with audiences falling to 471 million following the move from free to air to pay TV. Yet, this iconic racing series is growing audiences in the US, Middle East and Asia and still remains highly attractive to sponsors worldwide, with companies spending an estimate of $1.2bn annually on partnerships, according to... Read more →


Frederick J. Lesser, of West Deptford; Coached and Umpired Youth Sports, Dupont Retiree

Fred Lesser WEST DEPTFORD NJ--Fred Lesser (81) a West Deptford, NJ resident for 53 years passed away on March 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born in Brooklyn, NY, moved throughout the years and attended Clayton High School graduating with the Class of 1958. After retiring from DuPont in Deepwater, NJ, in 1993 he became a school bus driver until 2017. He loved coaching midget football, basketball & baseball in the 60's, then experienced umpiring Little League baseball and softball which became... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Biden Launches Unhinged Attack on Pro-Second Amendment Auto Worker

SUPPORT NRA-ILA Presumptive Democratic 2020 Presidential Nominee Joe Biden is not one for clarity, tact, or a firm grasp of the facts. However, even an American public that has long been aware of his shortcomings was taken aback this week when the former vice president launched an unhinged attack on a pro-Second Amendment auto worker. Aside from further exposing a waning control of his faculties, the exchange revealed Biden’s deep antipathy towards the Second Amendment, his profound ignorance on the firearms issue, and his willingness... Read more →


3 Ways To Help Your Elderly Loved Ones Stay Healthy

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 20, 2020)--If you’re responsible for taking care of one of your elderly loved ones, you may sometimes find yourself feeling ill-equipped for the job. Especially during times of health crises or if your loved one has specialized medical needs, it can be scary to be the one responsible for keeping them alive and well. So if this is something that you’ve been struggling with recently, here are three ways you can help your elderly loved one stay healthy. Prioritize Preventative Care To avoid... Read more →


Using phone credit to pay for casino play

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 20, 2020)--Today, gamers can enjoy a first-rate casino from the sofa without ever needing to head to a real-life casino. What’s more, players can now pay for their play with a huge variety of methods such as debit and credit cards as well as with options like Boku, Skrill and more now extremely popular at online casinos. Increasingly, players are selecting to pay for their time at online casinos using phone credit. These days, it is super simple to pay via phone bill,... Read more →


NJDOT awards $4.8 million in Airport Improvement Program Grants

Grants will support projects at nine airports in seven counties (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the awarding of 12 Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $4.8 million in state funds to support airport safety and improvement projects. These grants, which leverage federal funding and airport contributions, will support a total of $31.4 million worth of work. “New Jersey’s public-use airports are an important piece of the State’s complex and diverse transportation system,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “General... Read more →


Doctors and Nurses Grow Desperate for Protective Gear

Health care workers at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday. The CDC recently issued guidelines allowing surgical masks to be worn instead of N95 respirators in many cases. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) by Topher Sanders, Maya Miller, Lexi Churchill and David Armstrong This story is co-published with The Times-Picayune and The Advocate. March 19, 2020--Emergency room physician John Gavin can’t identify the exact patient from whom he contracted the coronavirus, but he’s confident he picked up the illness working one of his... Read more →


NJBIA Coronavirus Survey Finds Most Businesses in Need of Assistance

A survey conducted by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association finds that 93% of members who responded either are already negatively impacted by the coronavirus health crisis or anticipate being negatively impacted in the near future. At the same time, most respondents say they will need to cut costs due to coronavirus-related hardships, including a reduction of staff, hours, benefits and other remedies. Members also described in detail their most critical issues, showing a vast number of impacts from businesses from varying industries. "The... Read more →


Saturday's Powerball Jackpot $140,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (March 19, 2020) – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $140 million! Although no one won the jackpot in the March 18, drawing, 22,141 New Jersey players took home an estimated $135,784 in prizes ranging from $4 to $400, according to Lottery Executive Director James Carey. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, March 18, drawing were: 15, 27, 44, 59, and 63. The Red Power Ball number was 08. The Multiplier number was 04. The Powerball jackpot... Read more →


Creating the Perfect Home Office: A Guide

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 20, 2020)--If you have the luxury of being able to work from home on either a full- or part-time basis, you need to have space completely dedicated to that work. It is all too easy to become distracted by the television in the living room, and sleep experts discourage working in the same room in which you sleep. Creating the perfect home office space can be a tricky and pricey endeavor. With a bit of creativity and ingenuity, you could be working in... Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA GOP: DID YOU SEE THE HEADLINES?

Did you see the headlines?!! Republicans swept three special elections for the Pennsylvania House! The March 17 Special Elections weren’t victories won by the luck of the Irish. They were won by Gloucestercitynews.net files great candidates with strong messages and great turnout. We had a lot working against us: Democrats out spending us, a last minute lawsuit to delay the election, and the COVID-19 virus. Politics PA wrote: “Although each district was previously represented by a Republican prior to the vacancy, not all of the... Read more →


New Brunswick Police Halt Gun Permits! But Reverse Decision After Visit from NJ2AS

SOURCE https://nj2as.org/ New Brunswick, NJ--The city of New Brunswick, NJ, halted the ability for residents to apply for a firearm permit claiming the fingerprinting company was closed. We stopped by the police department to investigate and quickly discovered the lies. RELATED: CRIME HUNTING AND FISHING Read more →


Pennsylvania public records shrouded in secrecy

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 20, 2020)Transparency with public records is a hallmark of American democracy through the Freedom of Information Act, but record transparency in Pennsylvania came under scrutiny in early-2020 as sources indicate that the practice of record detainment has been widespread among the legislature, judiciary and Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Pennsylvania Legislature is one of the largest in the nation, and to a large extent the legislature’s secrecy on official records has been about how it manages state funds. Lawmakers invoke secrecy protections on... Read more →


For Every 50 Smokers – One Non-Smoker Dies from Secondhand Smoke Exposure

SOURCE: Mount Sinai Health System Roughly 50 lifetime smokers are associated with the death of one non-smoker, according to a large-scale data analysis. Why this research is interesting: To get a better understanding of the scale of harm inflicted by smokers, researchers used a large-scale data set to develop a “secondhand smoke index” that calculated the number of smokers associated with the death of a non-smoker in different regions of the world. The findings assign responsibility of harm to smokers, with the hope that this... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Seizes $113,000 in Atlanta-bound Counterfeit Designer Brand Handbags

March 19, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a shipment of 32 counterfeit designer brand handbags March 10 that arrived in Philadelphia in an express delivery parcel from Turkey. If genuine, the handbags, which were destined to an address in Atlanta, would have had a manufacturer suggested retail price of $113,683. This is the second significant shipment of designer brand handbags that CBP officers recently seized in Philadelphia, following the $317,080 in counterfeit designer brand products officers seized February 24.... Read more →