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March 22, 2020

Walt L. Heim Jr., age 85, Long-Time Gloucester City Businessman, Owner of Heim's Pure Foods

Walter L. Heim, Jr HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ--On March 20, 2020, after a long and joyful life, Walter L. Heim, Jr., age 85, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in Haddon Heights, NJ due to cardiovascular disease. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Dorothy (née Sheldon) and his 5 devoted daughters, Kathy (Tom Rivers), Theresa (Jim Cook), Mary Beth (Bill Staffieri), Margaret (Mark Harris) and Bernadette (Mark Simonetti). He was so proud of his 17 cherished grandchildren and 9 treasured... Read more →


Governor Issues Additional COVID-19 Executive Orders

Today Governor Murphy issued two Executive Orders. The first Executive Order 107ordering all New Jersey residents to remain at their place of residence unless they are obtaining goods or services from retail businesses; obtaining takeout food or beverages; seeking medical attention, essential social services; visiting family or those with whom the resident has a close personal relationship; reporting to, or performing their job; walking, running, operating a wheelchair or engaging in outdoor activities while following social distancing practices; leaving home for educational, religious or political... Read more →


Sick Leave in New Jersey, What the Law Provides

SHEILA NOONAN | | EXPLAINER, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ With the effects of the new coronavirus continuing to evolve, here’s a timely review of the state’s law on sick leave 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 When influenza struck New Jerseyans particularly hard in the winter of 2018, state lawmakers and health care professionals used the widespread virus to illustrate the need... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Trout Waters Closed

The Division has begun preseason trout stocking and most trout waters will close to fishing. As stocking trucks are rolling we remind you to please adhere to safe social distancing practices while enjoying the outdoors. This includes not approaching staff to get a look at the fish and ask questions. The Division wants to ensure the safety of the public, and our staff distributing trout, during this time. Remember: while enjoying the outdoors please do not congregate in groups on trails, in parking areas or... Read more →


Shih Chang Chao, of Cinnaminson, age 94

On March 17, 2020. Age 94. Of Cinnaminson. Survived by his children, King Lung Chao, Chen Chao, King Chao, Su Chen Chao and Su Ling Chao. Born on April 15, 1925 in Fujian, China to Chao Yee Li and Lin Chuen Shuew. Shih worked in the restaurant industry for many years in South Jersey and Philadelphia. At the request of his family, Entombment will be private in Lakeview Memorial Park Mausoleum, Cinnaminson. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Shih... Read more →


Paul E. Roller, of Gloucester City

Paul E. Roller, on March 19, 2020, of Gloucester City, formerly of East Stone Gap, VA. Age 78. Devoted father of Linda Liberkowski (John) and Donna Roller. Loving grandfather of Peter Ciambrano (Brandie), Brandon and Tyler Liberkowski. Great grandfather of Anthony and Stephanie Ciambrano. Dear brother of Dennis Lane (Marie). Also survived by the mother of his children Nora Boresky (Michael), niece Jennifer, nephew Dennis and many cousins including Diane Schoell and Nancy Lacy (Steve). Paul loved to roller skate, dance and watch sports. After... Read more →


Formula One generates over $1.2 Billion in sponsorships

Despite 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 Sportcal,... Read more →


CNB Fishing News NJ: Most trout-stocked waters close Monday for preseason stocking.

Although all waters were open to fishing while trout were being stocked from the Pequest Hatchery this past week, most trout-stocked waters close Monday, March 23. To ensure a successful stocking season preseason stocking began a week ahead of schedule. Special trout regulation waters remain open during the closure; consult pages 20-23 in the Freshwater Digest and the Spring Trout Fishing Information pagefor information. Be sure to check the Updates section for any changes. Spring Trout Fishing Information Trout Regulations (pdf) Trout Allocations Trout Fishing... Read more →


Keep Safety in Mind When Getting Ready for Spring Gardening

(NAPSI)—Spring is on its way and homeowners are eager to get outside and spruce up their yards. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing outdoor power equipment, small engine, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, reminds homeowners to keep safety in mind when working in their outdoor living spaces. The grass can be greener on your side of the fence if you take proper care of your power equipment. “Before you use a mower, trimmer, blower,... Read more →


Pennsylvania Republicans: How Can Governor Wolf Legally Shut Down Businesses

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Legislative Republicans questioned the constitutionality of Gov. Tom Wolf’s sudden shut down order for non-life-sustaining businesses, arguing that it caused nothing but chaos and panic across the state. It’s the latest criticism levied against Wolf’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak – mostly from members of the state’s majority party – which has killed one resident and sickened 268 others. “The Wolf Administration set off a panic tonight throughout the Commonwealth with its edict to... Read more →


MAPLE SHADE PD ALERT: Texts about martial law are fake

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (March 20,2020)--A current nationwide viral text campaign about the imposition of martial law under the Stafford Act is FAKE NEWS. In this time of crisis we must all do our part and stop the flow of fake news and disinformation campaigns. If you get this virial text, STOP, do not forward it. DELETE IT. Rely on only trusted government sources for accurate news. In addition to this viral text campaign, many scammers and fraudsters are preying on the American public during this... Read more →


SAVE AILING & ICONIC NY CITY BUSINESSES IN CORONA CRISIS

NEW YORK, NY: (March 22, 2020)--Join the mob today when #SaveNYC begins "Quarantined Cash Mob" in attempts to save beloved mom and pop shops. Each day we will highlight a different small business in New York City that you can easily support from the comfort of your home. Visit their online stores in mass, make a donation via Venmo or Paypal, buy a gift card, order take-out or delivery from ailing restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops in coronavirus crisis. Let's take action en masse and... Read more →


From Broadway to Broad Street, our curtains will rise again!

(Philadelphia, PA, March 22, 2020) – From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season today, reminding the community to be hopeful in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020/21 season features a dazzling lineup of Tony Award®-winning productions, the most recent Broadway hits, and beloved returning classics. The upcoming season boasts a combined 49 Tony Awards® and 47 Drama Desk™ Awards, as well as four brand-new... Read more →


GTPD Alert: False Text Messages Part of Larger COVID-19 Disinformation Campaign

Gloucester Township, NJ (March 20, 2020)--Earlier this week, multiple US-based cellular customers received targeted text messages that falsely warned of an impending mandatory quarantine,” highlighting cybersecurity concerns. Federal and State government officials remain committed to sharing timely and accurate information on COVID-19 and actively investigating false claims that may harm national security efforts. NJOHSP previously published two products addressing individuals and groups attempting to leverage the COVID-19 pandemic in order to cause panic and scam unsuspecting residents, as well as foreign governments engaging in disinformation... Read more →


FBI SEES RISE IN FRAUD SCHEMES RELATED TO THE PANDEMIC

Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both. Don’t let them. Protect yourself and do your research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or through social media; contributing to a crowdfunding campaign; purchasing products online; or giving up your personal information in order to receive money or other benefits. The FBI advises you to be on the lookout for the following: Fake CDC Emails. Watch out for emails... Read more →


NJ Lottery Walk-in Claims Desk Closed due to Public Health Emergency

Lottery Ticket Sales and Drawings will Continue TRENTON (March 22, 2020) – To mitigate further spread of COVID-19 the New Jersey Lottery’s front office is temporarily closed for the collection of walk-in claims. The front office will be closed for two weeks, from March 19 until April 3, while we review and revise our protocols for paying claims. Claims less than $599.50 can still be immediately redeemed at any retailer and mailed claims will still be processed in the regular course of business. Winners should... Read more →


How Dental Technology Helps Athletes  Get Back In The Game

Playing a physically-demanding sport can exact a steep toll on athletes. It may even cost them their teeth. The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation estimates that, on average, 3 million teeth are knocked out every year during organized sporting events. While dentists advise athletes to wear mouthguards in most sports, the data indicates many do not. High-contact athletic competitions such as ice hockey, football, basketball, lacrosse, mixed martial arts and extreme sports (skateboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking) see athletes pay the price with their pearly whites,... Read more →


Pick-6 Rises $3.8 Million for March 23 Drawing

TRENTON (March 20, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on March 19 produced four winners of $4,986 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. The $3.8 million drawing will be held Monday, March 23, 2020. The winning numbers for the Thursday, March 19, drawing were: 03, 12, 13, 28, 37 and 48. The XTRA Multiplier was: 03. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. Executive Director James Carey announced... Read more →


Karakatsanis: Release All People Jailed Pretrial to Lessen the Impact in U.S. Jails/Prisons

source: CIVIL RIGHTS CORPS Former public defender and civil rights lawyer Alec Karakatsanis – one of the leaders in the national movement to end money bail and rethink the criminal legal system – is Alec Karakatsanis sounding the alarm about the emerging COVID-19 health crisis in the prison system. Unless protective measures are put into place, the situation could quickly develop into a dire emergency among the nation’s incarcerated people. In the midst of a public health emergency that’s unprecedented for our lifetime, Karakatsanis –... Read more →


FBI Disrupts Missouri Public Corruption Ring

County Executive Enacted Pay-to-Play Culture in Local Government A county executive in Missouri who brazenly and illegally steered government funds to his political donors has been convicted and sentenced as a result of an FBI investigation. St. Louis County Executive Steven Stenger, who served in the role from 2015 to 2018, repeatedly directed his staff to illegally rig county contracts to benefit his political donors. In the fall of 2014, while still campaigning to be county executive, Stenger met St. Louis businessman John Rallo, who... Read more →