Wuhan Virus News, GCity Cop Praised, Lions Roar, SJ Singer on American Idol, Cops Despise D.A. Krasner
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TWO NJ RESIDENTS DIE FROM VIRUS-- Gov. Phil Murphy said Saturday (March 15), via a Tweet that a second state resident had died from COVID-19: Sad to announce our second death of an individual with #COVID19 – a female in her 50s who was being treated at @CentraState Medical Center in Monmouth County.
AS OF MARCH 14, 2020 there have been 69 positive cases of the Wuhan virus in New Jersey. A breakdown by county reveals: Bergen County: 24 Positive, Middlesex County: 11, Monmouth County: 8, Essex County: 6, Hudson County: 5, Morris County: 4 ,Burlington County: 3 , Camden County: 2, Passaic County: 2, Mercer County: 1, Ocean County: 1 Somerset County: 1, Union County: 1
GLOUCESTER CITY POLICE OFFICER PRAISED-Kim Mease from Gloucester City Families for Positive Growth posted a message on their Facebook page praising Gloucester City Police Cpl. Bill Lessig for his recent act of kindness. "I would like to give a big shout out to this police officer Bill Lessig for a wonderful thing he did for a young boy today at the Gloucester City St. Patty's Day Parade!! There was a family there with two boys and it looked like they only had enough money to buy one bag of cotton candy for them to share so the officer walked over and bought the other boy a bag of cotton candy. So nice of him."
GHS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI—Nominations are currently being accepted for the Gloucester High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Inductions take place each year at the school's “Academic Awards Night” scheduled this year for Wednesday, May 20th.
Each Spring, Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School recognizes distinguished alumni who exemplify the school's motto of Partnership, Performance, and Pride. All of their honorees have led lives of purpose and have given a great deal back to their communities. For each of them, their road to success traveled through the halls of GHS.
SJ RESIDENT ON AMERICAN IDOL--Williamstown resident Megan Knight, age 22 will appear on "American Idol" Sunday night, March 15, at 8 PM on ABC. According to her website, Megan, knew that she wanted to make singing, songwriting and performing her life-long career at an early age. With musical roots that span generations, it was natural for her to work tirelessly to hone a sound that is uniquely hers. Knight's first original three-song EP was released in 2012 which quickly caught the attention of Grammy-winning songwriters/producers and engineers in Nashville, TN, and Muscle Shoals, AL. Within a few months of the release, she was visiting Nashville and Muscle Shoals to find her recording family. She found that in Muscle Shoals, AL where they embraced her as one of their own. Visit meganknightmusic.com
PHILLY COPS DESPISE DA KRASNER-- Philadelphia D.A. Larry Krasner, no friend of Philly cops, was blocked from entering Temple University Hospital, Friday, where police
Corporal James O'Connor died. The fallen officer's comrades locked arms and wouldn't let Krasner in, reported Bigtrial.net
Friends of Cpl. O'Connor also sent word to Krasner not to try and visit O'Connor's home. When he showed up at Temple and got stiffed this morning, Krasner shouldn't have been surprised. It was the same deal last Aug. 16, when six cops were shot and Krasner had to be there. "When he arrived at Temple [University Hospital] I informed him that he was not welcome," FOP President John McNesby wrote in an email at the time about Krasner. "The officers did not wish to see him."
When asked at a press conference whether he was barred from visiting the wounded officers at the hospital, Krasner denied that it happened. (Read article)
published Gloucestercitynews.net | March 15, 2020