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March 2020

Mary A. Moran, former Gloucester City Municipal Clerk, Active Member of St. Mary's Parish

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On March 29, 2020. Age 94 (nee Tyrrell). Of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late Thomas F. Moran, Jr. In the loving and devoted care of her children: Thomas M. Moran (late Veronica) of Florida, Patrick J. Moran (Deborah) of Pennsauken, Paul B. Moran (Debra) of West Deptford, Denis J. Moran (Maureen) of Gloucester City and Eileen Moran of Gloucester City. Cherished grandmother of Tiffany (Richard), Jamie (Kevin), Kyle, Kevin (Bridget), Jeff (Kate), Sean (Christina), late Matthew, Zach, Abby... Read more →


The Latest Coronavirus Developments 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 KIMBERLEE BONGARD | MARCH 31, 2020 New measures in New Jersey as well as the latest on closures — and exceptions — in response to the COVID-19 pandemic In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a number of executive orders over... Read more →


Tracking Cases of COVID-19 County by County in NJ

MARCH 31, 2020 |COLLEEN O'DEA 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 Since New Jersey logged its first case of COVID-19 in Bergen County almost four weeks ago, the number of people testing positive has risen exponentially. The number of cases surpassed 100 on March 16, the day Gov. Phil Murphy imposed the first expansive social-distancing measures that included closing all schools,... Read more →


Find the Best Place to Shop for Beauty Supplies: Online Makeup Shop Review

There are many different shops where you can purchase makeup, that it becomes hard to pick the one that will definitely provide you with the best beauty accessories and products that are worth the money. This article is going to help you find the right store that will not disappoint you. Read more about the shop that sells the best beauty supplies - GoodBeautyProducts.com. Find out about a place where you can find the nicest matte foundations and primers for all skin types! GoodBeautyProducts Reviews:... Read more →


Camden County Coronavirus March 30 Update; 1st Case Reported in Brooklawn

(Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 2 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. The first patient was a male resident of Gloucester Township in his 60s, the second was a female resident of Pine Hill in her 60s. “We are incredibly saddened by these tragic losses, and on behalf of the Freeholder Board and certainly the entire Camden County community, we send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” said Freeholder Director... Read more →


CORONAVIRUS DELAYS THE OPENING OF LEGOLAND® NEW YORK RESORT TO 2021 

GOSHEN, NY (March 31, 2020) – In adherence to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evolving restrictions from state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, LEGOLAND® New York Resort and parent company Merlin Entertainments regret to announce the postponement of the Resort opening until 2021. The measure is consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide. “Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we... Read more →


How to Renew Medical Assistant License?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 31, 2020)--The licensing of medical activities, that is, professional activities aimed at providing medical care is one of the urgent problems of healthcare today. As it is known, medical activity is an activity subjected to compulsory licensing. Compliance with this requirement is strictly regulated by the authority. In order to speed up and simplify the licensing process, we recommend those who wish to be licensed to apply online. It is just necessary to visit the website MedicalLicensing.com, which provides medical licensing services. Using the... Read more →


Shameful media still slamming Donald Trump during coronavirus crisis: Goodwin

submitted by Jerry McGlothlin of Special Guests The coronavirus epidemic is shaking humanity and turning the world upside down. Quick, somebody alert the media. The Washington press corps is covering one of the largest continuing stories in recent history the same way it has covered the Trump administration since Day One. The formula is simple: Whatever the president does is not just wrong, it’s borderline evil. Details at 11. In the real world, events are unfolding at a pace and scale impossible to comprehend. But... Read more →


Ways to Stay Productive When You Work from Home

TransparentBusiness offers unique solutions to help businesses allow employees to work remotely NEW YORK, New York – (March 30, 2020) – Globally, there has been 1.5 billion people who have been ordered to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many executives and managers are finding that managing remote workers blindly is is like conducting an orchestra without seeing or hearing the musicians. One company, TransparentBusiness, provides the solution that will allow a business to remain productive and profitable, while protecting their employees from... Read more →


New Jersey: Gun Shop Closure Reversed in New Jersey!

Source: https://www.nraila.org/ On Saturday, March 21, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 107 which shut down the state’s background check system and ruled gun shops non-essential, closing down gun shops along with most other businesses in the state. By executive fiat, the Governor unilaterally ended all purchases of firearms in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy has been one of the most anti-gun Governors in the country, but freedom loving Americans scored a critical victory today when the Governor announced in a press conference that he... Read more →


Peggy Witsil of Mount Laurel; Registered Nurse, Member of Masonville Rancocas UM Church

On March 17, 2020. Age 83. Of Mount Laurel. Predeceased by her brother, George A. Witsil, II and sister, Isabel Cain. Survived by her loving and devoted nephew, George A. Witsil, III. Peggy was born in Luzerne, PA and resided in Luzerne County through high school. She went to nursing school in Philadelphia and became a registered nurse for many years. Peggy was a resident of Mount Laurel and developed many close friends for the past 20 years while residing at the Ethel Lawrence Apartments.... Read more →


Philly Bans Non-Essential Businesses from Opening

Charlotte Merrick and Kevin Lessard Department of Commerce To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the City of Philadelphia has prohibited the operations of non-essential businesses until further notice. We recognize the significant impact these restrictions have on businesses. The following resources and relief are available to business owners: Financial Assistance The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Program offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and PIDC, aims to provide relief to selected... Read more →


(VIDEO) The Governor of New Jersey Bans NJ2AS News Reporter from Attending Press Conference

Alex “Alejandro” Roubian, Civil rights activist and documentarian, President of New Jersey Second Amendment Society was banned from Governor Murphy's press conference on March 28 TRENTON, NJ --Alex “Alejandro” Roubian, president of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), has been attending Governor Murphy's press conferences since Murphy was elected. In his capacity as a news reporter he has questioned the governor many times. Roubian’s content, videos, and articles have been watched and read by millions. "But that all ended today", said Roubian, "in a... Read more →


Miranda Holliday of Columbus NJ Awarded Miranda Family Fellowship

READING, PA (03/30/2020)-- Albright College senior Miranda Holliday of Columbus, N.J., has earned a Miranda Family Fellowship - awarded to Miranda Holliday passionate college juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who are studying music, theater or dance. Holliday, majoring in theatre and political science at Albright, received the news directly from Luis A. Miranda Jr., father of Broadways' Lin-Manuel Miranda. The fellowship offers generous financial support as well as guidance from Lin Manuel Miranda's professional development network. The Miranda Family Fellowship is a mentoring program,... Read more →


Barnegat High School Teen Is a Finalist

in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Statewide Drug Prevention Music Competition Millburn, NJ — A local teen has earned recognition for her original substance use prevention song created for the 16th annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs high school music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. The music competition’s Prevention Concert was set to be held on April 3rd at the Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank. Due to the COVID-19... Read more →


Toilets on Navy’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Warships Cost $400,000 a Flush to Unclog

JUDICIAL WATCH CORRUPTION CHRONICLES WASHINGTON, DC--Even during a global pandemic there is government waste to report. Here is a great example. The toilet system on two new, state-of-the-art Navy aircraft carriers is so crappy that it must be cleansed with specialized acids that cost American taxpayers a breathtaking $400,000 a flush. It may seem like a bad joke but, sadly, it is par for the course for many government agencies. The outrageous toilet expense is a snippet of a larger problem involving the Navy’s multi-billion-dollar... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Trump Warns Of Drugs, Depression, Suicides

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by President Trump on the social effects of coronavirus: In his March 29 briefing on coronavirus, President Donald Trump alluded to the social consequences of not taking seriously the threat it poses. He mentioned the "massive" rates of drug use, depression, and suicide that might happen if he took a more relaxed approach to the disease. Trump's critics have played their "fact check game," questioning how accurate his statement is. Even... Read more →


NIH STUDY: Stents and Surgery no Better than Medication at Reducing Heart Attacks

Invasive procedures such as bypass surgery and stenting—commonly used to treat blocked arteries—are no better at reducing the risk for heart attack and death in patients with stable ischemic heart disease than medication and lifestyle changes alone. However, such procedures offer better symptom relief and quality of life for some patients with chest pain, according to two new, milestone studies. The studies, designed to settle a decades-old controversy in cardiology, appear online March 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. While researchers released preliminary... Read more →


Novel COVID-19 - Did the betting odds for Top Candidates for Winning EURO 2020 change? 

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 31, 2020)--Even though the football across Europe stopped for the moment, the fans are still debating about the EURO 2020 winners. The postponement of the tournament due to COVID-19 virus did disappoint both the players and the fanbase across the world, but it also increased various speculations regarding the outcome of this competition. There were some heated discussions even before the group stage draw has been made, but after that, we might as well say that it went to another level. Apart from... Read more →


Alp Basaran Challenges Bill Pascrell and Zina Spezakis to a Virtual Debate

Alpaslan “Alp” Basaran, a formerly undocumented American Muslim running for Congress in the 9th District of New Jersey, challenged Bill Pascrell, the incumbent Democratic Congressperson, and Zina Spezakis to a virtual debate in an open letter. Alp Basaran was recently endorsed by Blake Michael, another progressive candidate for Congress who dropped out in favor of Alp Basaran in order to avoid splitting the progressive vote. With two months remaining until the June 2, 2020 Democratic Party primaries in New Jersey, the candidates must settle on... Read more →


Diverse Book Ideas...

“The Buddha Sat Right Here” by Dena Moes (NAPSI)—Author Dena Moes felt trapped on the “hamster wheel of working motherhood,” no longer believing that bigger material possessions cause greater happiness. So in 2014 she tore off her Supermom cape, shuttered the house, and took her husband and preteen daughters on an eight-month odyssey through India and Nepal. Her family left their California life of carpools and Cal skate, and traveled by bus, train and elephant. They met the Dalai Lama, hugged Amma the Divine Mother... Read more →


Essay writing - Rules you don't have to forget about

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 31, 2020)--Every student must master the art of writing an essay. But there are several rules you have to understand. Find out what they are here. Learn the basic rules of essay writing, and you'll be making a positive impact on your grade from just writing. Writing an essay is one of the best ways you can express your opinions, improve your grade, and show your knowledge on a certain topic. It's also the perfect way educators and teachers use to understand the writing... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: EPA Sides With Big Oil Against Our Lungs

New Jersey Sierra Club Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will allow companies to sell winter-grade gasoline through May 20. Normally, companies must stop selling it by May 1 to protect air quality. Winter-grade gasoline is more volatile than summer-grade, which means that it evaporates into the atmosphere in the summer heat, causing smog. “The EPA is using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to side with Big Oil against our lungs. They are letting oil companies sell winter-grade gasoline for an... Read more →


Gloucester Township Officers Assaulted While Handling Domestic Dispute

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--Monday, March 29, at approximately 6:10 PM, officers responded to the 1100 Block of the Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012 for a report of damage to the residence and a family member that threatened to burn down the residence. During the investigation Officers spoke with the homeowner and defendant, Leonard W. Antonelli. Mr. Antonelli was irate and uncooperative with Officers. Officers attempted to calm Mr. Antonelli, but he only got worse. Officers were on location for over one hour trying to... Read more →


Mark Joseph Holdcraft, 25, of Bellmawr

Mark Joseph Holdcraft, 25, of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away suddenly on Sunday March 29, 2020. He was born on February 9, 1995, the son of William and Karen (Yannessa) Holdcraft. Mark was an avid fan of music, wrestling, and hockey. Mark is survived by his parents William and Karen, brother Kevin Holdcraft (Ali), sister Brooke Moser (Andy), brother Billy Holdcraft, sister Melissa Holdcraft, sister Lisa Hall, maternal grandmothers Mary Novello, nephews Brayden and Santino, nieces Viviana and Kylie, and many other beloved family members and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle, Shot and Killed; 2 Other Officers Injured

Commander Greg Carnicle Phoenix Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 2020 Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a home near 40th Street and Pinnacle Peak Street. He and two other officers were speaking to one of the occupants inside of the home when the man suddenly drew a weapon and opened fire, wounding all three officers. Commander Carnicle was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: BLOOD OATH

Dusti Blood Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark Dusti Blood is more than an intriguing name. As both a Coast Guard reserve officer and business professional, Dusti Blood is a woman who is respected and admired for propelling progressive change, challenging the status quo and inspiring others to do the same. A strong work ethic garnered Blood significant praise as the Puget Sound Business Journal recognized her with the 2019 Women of Influence award. Hundreds of individuals from across the greater Seattle region... Read more →


A Virtual Lenten Retreat Begins Tonight in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The six-day online retreat program is part of the ongoing pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers a means for the faithful to prepare spiritually for the approach of Holy Week. “Our Lenten journey has taken an unexpected turn with the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to impede the spread of the virus and to protect those most vulnerable among us, all of us have changed the way that we live. Life as... Read more →


Women And The Sport Of Golf

NAPSI)—As golf remains a significant piece of business and social culture, it’s important for women to feel confident on the course. Knowing the basics of the game could encourage participation in key business decisions taking place on the course every day. Nearly 5 million women play golf these days and if you’re among them—or would like to be—here are a few facts and tips you should know. Lydia Ko, the youngest player in golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world. Where To... Read more →


Where Philadelphians Can Find Free, Nutritious Food During The Pandemic

Many Philadelphians are in need of free food due to school closures, loss of income, or other challenges caused by COVID-19. In response to this need, City of Philadelphia and partners have developed two ways for residents to find free food: Food sites where any resident can pick up free food for their household. Student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals. Find food sites and student meal sites using the map or lists below. (Note: orange dots on the map are... Read more →


Obituary: Ronald R. Emma, of Runnemede

Ronald R. Emma, on March 27, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 79. Beloved husband of Marianne Emma (nee Salamone) for 59 years. Devoted father of Carmella Roach (Edward) and Marie Brigandi (Joseph). Loving pop of Christopher Roach (Marisa), Renee Kelly (Shawn), Alexa Brigandi and Joseph Brigandi Jr. Great grandpop of Giuliana, Angelina and Sofia. Preceded in death by his brother Michael Emma, Jr. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Due to the limitations set forth by the State of New Jersey, services will be held at... Read more →


Can You ID This Man? Contact Gloucester Township Police

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 29, 2020)----On March 17, the depicted male entered the 7-Eleven located on Evesham Rd. and stole a donation jar sitting on the counter. If you can identify the suspect in the video call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web... Read more →


Obituary: Edward M. Carney, of Runnemede

Edward M. Carney, on March 6, 2020, of Runnemede, formerly of Camden and Bellmawr. Age 73. Devoted son of the late Edward M. and Katherine (nee Andrews) Carney, Sr. Dear brother of Michael Carney and the late Barbara Carney. Also survived by his cousin Jackie White and her children Emma and Thomas. Edward was an excellent pool player and played in a league for years. He enjoyed watching sports, especially NASCAR and football. Services and interment private. Funeral services under the direction of the Gardner... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Dogs

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Each of my dogs had a distinct personality. Two of my dogs are elderly. One of them is so old that I carry him around in a pouch on my shoulder. Every half hour or so he wakes up and forgets who I am, and he barks at me. I know better than to reach for him—his teeth are sharper than his mind. Sammy, my other elder is a feisty little Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix. Smartest dog I ever had. He will... Read more →


NEWS OF BOOKS: Rock-And-Roll Mystery

(NAPSI)—In the ’80s and ’90s, Jimmy Thunder was flying high—as bass player and lyricist for the chart-topping “hair band” Dark Mondays. But times and tastes changed, forcing Jimmy into early retirement, complete with a bruised ego and a years-long grudge against an industry that abandoned him. So when a record company lawyer shows up on Jimmy’s doorstep, he is less than welcoming. Only when the attorney states his case—that Jimmy’s old friend Kevin is dying, and leaving behind a musical mystery worth millions—is he willing... Read more →