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March 25, 2020

GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL Screen Gems + Movie Stars Shine in Virtual Film Festival

WORLDWIDE - Stars shine this Thursday, 26 March 2020, when the Garden State Film Festival presents hundreds of independent films virtually through parallel and dynamic digital streaming in light of the global COVID-19 crisis, and the announcement from the Governor of the State of New Jersey further restricting public gatherings. That's right! You can see an incredible selection of +240 innovative films through an unprecedented four-day, live-stream event on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Starving for interesting entertainment during self-isolation? GSFF 2020 is the... Read more →


The coronavirus continues to rage on: cases rose by nearly 850 in just one day, and yesterday's death toll — 17 deaths — was the worst single-day yet. New Jersey now has the second highest number of cases in the nation. That's partly because of a surge in testing — and with new data shared by private labs, health officials are getting a better picture of the spread and severity of the virus. 1 in 4 (27%) of New Jerseyans who've had their nose or... Read more →

NJ in Better Shape to Plan, Project as a result of Private Labs Now Sharing COVID-19 Data

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 25, 2020 | HEALTH CARE, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ Working with newly available stats, state learns one in four symptomatic patients tested have COVID-19 Community mitigation — so-called flattening the curve — can help curb the spread of COVID-19, but only to a point. Gov. Phil Murphy has often highlighted his... Read more →

Christopher J. Boldizar, age 54, of Brooklawn

BROOKLAWN, NJ --Christopher J. Boldizar, age 54, of Brooklawn, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020, at home after a brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer, with his loving family by his side. Chris was the loving husband of Linda Griffith-Boldizar. Loving father of Brittany, Christopher (Hannah), Sydney and Paige. Cherished grandfather of Gracie, Maddox, Quinn and Myla. Beloved son of Daniel Connelly and the late Judy Lee Connelly (née Hopkins). Loving brother of Randy (Patti), Eric (Andrea), Jennifer (John), Daniel (Lynn), Jason (Christina) and... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus In Their Location

UPDATED (see asterisk below) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC--We have been in South Carolina for several weeks and will be home this weekend. Each February-March we, like so many other snowbirds from the north, head south to get away from the cold temperatures. We stay in a rented home on Hilton Head Island. Like most people we have been captivated by how devastating this Wuhan virus (also known as the Coronavirus) has become. Sadly more and more people are dying... Read more →

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ 1st District-D) COVID-19 Update

As we continue to learn more information about COVID-19 each day, it is important that we all stay informed and are aware of the next steps to battle the outbreak. While the information we have on COVID-19 continues to change rapidly, I would like to provide you all with an update on the steps our local community is taking, as well as the response from Congress. We’re In This Together We’re all making sacrifices as we continue to practice social distancing in order to Flatten... Read more →

Rutgers center awarded $525K to study treatment for opioid use disorder 

Project is one of 19 to receive inaugural grants from FORE NEW BRUNSWICK (March 2020) — The Center for Health Services Research at Rutgers University has been awarded funding from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) for a project that aims to build knowledge and evidence on effective treatment strategies to improve access and outcomes of medications for opioid use disorder in primary care settings in New Jersey. The need to increase treatment for opioid use disorder is particularly urgent in states like New... Read more →

Home Country: Just Leave This Problem to Dud

Slim Randles | CNBNews.net “So how about this?” Dud said, grinning. “We get somebody to pretend to be an oil tycoon’s executive director or something, and we have him talk to Delbert about where to build the refinery.” The other members of the Mule Barn truck stop’s world dilemma think tank looked at Dud and sipped coffee and silently shook their heads. “Okay, Dud said,” and why not?” “Won’t work,” said Steve, brushing sweet roll crumbs off his walrus moustache. “Dud, the nearest oil to... Read more →

Formula 1 Monaco Grandprix postponement

is COVID-19’s latest sporting casualty, says GlobalData’s Sportcal Following the recent news that Formula One has postponed the Monaco Grandprix in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; the potential for a truncated Formula One (F1) season is now a real possibility. However the impact that this will have on F1 in general and specifically with their media and sponsorship partners could be profound. Conrad Wiacek, Head of Analysis & Consulting at Sportcal, a GlobalData company, offers his view on the turmoil ahead for the sport;... Read more →

Rutgers Medical School Research Team Participates in Groundbreaking Covid-19 Test

Newswise — Dr. David Alland, Director of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Public Health Research Institute, which is within the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (i3D), along with his colleagues Drs. Padmapriya Banada and Sukalyani Banik, have conducted the first evaluation of an innovative point-of-care test to detect COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS CoV2 coronavirus that has affected citizens around the world. Cepheid has received Emergency Use Authorization clearance of this test by the Food and Drug... Read more →

Elective Surgeries/Invasive Procedures Banned in NJ

to Preserve Essential Equipment and Hospital Capacity TRENTON — As part of the state’s effort to preserve the capacity of the health care system to respond to COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 109, directing the suspension of all elective surgeries and invasive procedures performed on adults that are scheduled to take place after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The Governor’s Executive Order applies to all medical and dental operations that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or... Read more →

Pennsylvania Family Doctor Charged with Dispensing Drugs in Exchange for Sex

PITTSBURGH - A physician who operated private family practices in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, and Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and health care fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The 161-count Superseding Indictment, returned on March 10 and unsealed today, named Emilio Ramon Navarro, 58, of Coal Center, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant. "The U.S. Attorney’s office supports in NO MORE week, March 8-14, 2020, a week dedicated to... Read more →

6 Unique Travel Experiences to Add to Your List 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 25, 2020)--In the process of envisioning your next holiday? Not keen on doing the predictable? Driven to make this getaway the most memorable yet? Here is a breakdown of six unique travel experiences to add to your list. Film location tours If you’re a bit of a film or television ‘junkie’, you can’t go wrong with film location tours. These tours take you onto some of the most infamous sets and film locations of the world’s best-loved movies and TV series. Think Harry Potter,... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Joe Biden is Coming for your Guns

source: NRA-ILA https://www.nraila.org/ Another week, another dubious "fact-check" from the professional propagandists at Politifact. This time the Poynter Institute project labeled a claim that Joe Biden has admitted to supporting gun confiscation as "Pants on Fire," their most extreme rating for a supposed falsehood. In their herculean effort to obscure Biden's support for gun confiscation, the media outlet went out of its way to avoid discussion of the overwhelming evidence of the presidential candidate's intent to take guns. Politifact took issue with an article from... Read more →

All Essential Philadelphia Services Remain Open

PHILADELPHIA PA--All non-essential City of Philadelphia government operations were halted, and all City government buildings will be closed to the public. Below are the essential City services that are still in operation. Public safety All Philadelphia Police, Fire, EMS, Prisons, and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) operations remain unchanged. On March 11, OEM established an Emergency Operations Center to bring City departments and external stakeholders together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to set objectives and coordinate real-time interagency communication, information sharing, resource and equipment... Read more →

Top Tips For Helping Your Dog Get a Great Night’s Sleep

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 25, 2020)--When something is bothering your dog, it can be quite the challenge to figure out what is wrong. Of course, if there is something clearly wrong with your pet’s physical wellbeing, you know that the correct thing to do is to bring him to see your veterinarian. However, if the problem isn’t a life-threatening one but more to do with your pet’s mood and behavior, there are steps you can take at home to help. One solution that can go a long... Read more →

Pick-6 Drawing at $3.9 Million

TRENTON (March 24, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on March 23 produced seven winners of $2,645 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $10,580. The $3.9 million drawing will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020. The winning numbers for the Monday, March 23, drawing were: 24, 28, 32, 39, 42 and 45. The XTRA Multiplier was: 04. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply... Read more →