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April 4, 2020

Obituary: Edward Burke, age 66, of Deptford

Deptford - On March 22, 2020. Age 66. Born in Philadelphia, PA. Burial will be held at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Edward Burke. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins on Report of Officer Dying from COVID-19

Statement from Chief David Harkins: Regarding Prank Facebook Post Reporting “First GTPD Officer to pass away do to covid19” On April 4, 2020, at 7:15 PM, I became aware that an article was in a Facebook Group called “Gloucester Township Talk” titled “First GTPD officer to pass away do to covid19” in a Facebook Group called “Gloucester Twp Talk”. The post shows a photograph of Gloucester Township Police Officer Ptl. Walsh. This posting is completely FALSE. No Gloucester Township Police has passed away from COVID-19.... Read more →


Kenneth Francis Duggan, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City - On April 2, 2020. Age 65. Loving Son of Dorothea AnneDuggan (nee Davis) and the late Joseph Gill Duggan. Beloved brother of Andrew Joseph Duggan and Allan Davis Duggan. Survived by devoted aunts, uncles and cousins. Kenneth was born in Camden City and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He was a graduate of Gloucester City High School and received an Associate Degree from Camden County College. Due to Governor Murphy’s executive order, Cremation is private. Service and Inurnment at New... Read more →


Bergen County Residents Told To Cover Faces

APRIL 4, 2020–As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to increase there is a greater need to protect the residents of Bergen County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has issued new guidelines for the general public about wearing face coverings in public as an added measure of protection. The CDC reported that many individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. In light of this new evidence,... Read more →


Child Abuse Awareness Month in April

WOODBURY, NJ--In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County is sponsoring a social media campaign to bring awareness to effective child abuse and neglect prevention efforts. Due to the epidemic of the coronavirus and quarantine measures being ordered by the Governor of New Jersey, our public events had to be canceled to protect the safety and welfare of our communities in Gloucester County. Although our public events had to be cancelled, we... Read more →


List of DCF Approved Emergency Child Care Centers Effective April 1, 2020

On Wednesday, April 1, only child care centers that exclusively serve the children of essential workers will be allowed to remain open. Emergency child care centers that remain open must abide by new health and safety guidelines released by the Department of Children and Families. Parents who are essential workers as defined by the Executive Order No. 110 may use child care centers on the list of approved emergency centers that can be found on the links below: To Register for Emergency Child Care: Click... 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 →


Gabrielle "Gabbi" Genovese, of Runnemede, formerly of Haddon Township, age 27

Gabrielle "Gabbi" Genovese, on March 30, 2020, of Runnemede; formerly of Haddon Twp. Age 27. Beloved mother of Charles John Green. Devoted daughter of William and Michelle (nee Rose) Genovese. Loving sister of Nicole and Gina. Dear aunt of Nicholas. Services are private at the request of the family. Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Tells Residents, Businesses and Contractors to Call 811 Before You Dig

With many people at home due to COVID-19, company emphasizes safe practices to avoid accidental damage and service disruptions MAYS LANDING, N.J. (April 3, 2020) – April is National Safe Digging Month, and Atlantic City Electric is joining New Jersey One Call – the one-call notification center for New Jersey – to remind residents, businesses and contractors that safe digging must remain a priority to prevent damage to critical underground energy services and keep communities safe. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and New Jersey’s... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Must Dogs Eat Meat?

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are many people that practice vegetarianism or veganism and the number is growing. More and more humans are protesting the way animals are treated prior to being slaughtered for food. Scientists are producing more foods that contain “artificial” proteins. According to the American Veterinarian website 70% of vegetarians feed their dogs slaughter-free proteins. Domestic animal diets are a source of much speculation. Recently, it was discovered that the absence of grain in animals’ diets greatly increased their risk of heart... Read more →


Sourland Mountain’s New Spirit: Crush COVID-19 Curve

Distillery Ramps Hand-Sanitizer Production for First Responders HOPEWELL, N.J. – April 2, 2020 – Sourland Mountain Spirits—“New Jersey’s Farm Distillery”—announced today that it has shifted from producing award-winning, craft spirits to hand sanitizers for health care systems, first responders and local nonprofits to stop the spread of COVID- 19. Earlier this week, the distillery made its first delivery of more than 2,000 bottles to Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, Homefront NJ in Lawrenceville and the Quakerbridge Mall... Read more →


Menendez, Booker, Norcross, Kim Announce First Wave of Federal Funding for South Jersey

from Emergency Stimulus Package NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) and Congressmen Donald Norcross (N.J.-01) and Andy Kim (N.J.-03) today announced a combined total of $11,078,441 in federal funding awarded to counties and municipalities across South Jersey from the U.S. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development to combat COVID-19. This represents the first wave of billions in funding for New Jersey from the $2 trillion emergency stimulus package Congress... Read more →


Coast Guard graduates newest enlisted members; rescheduling inbound recruits amid COVID-19

Release Date: Apr. 03, 2020 CAPE MAY – Today the U.S. Coast Guard announced it will graduate 64 new recruits from the 8-week program at Training Center Cape May, N.J., but will reschedule shipment of new recruits to bootcamp as it adapts to the COVID-19 emergency. The graduates will be heading to cutters, stations, and other Coast Guard units on the front line of Coast Guard operations. Of the graduates, 58 are Active Duty and 6 are Reserve members. All graduating recruits will be provided... Read more →


Lindenwold Police Alert: Lindenwold Food Pantry April's Distribution 4-7-20

Food Pantry change @ High School Good evening Lindenwold Families. The Lindenwold Food Pantry has rescheduled April's distribution. Our next pantry will now be Tuesday, April 7th, from 1pm to 3pm at Lindenwold High School, directly outside the red doors of the gymnasium in the high school parking lot. We will have pre-packaged bags and boxes to distribute. This "grab and go" method is part of the safety procedures sent from the South Jersey food bank. If you plan on driving, please pull up to... Read more →


South Jersey health system implements new policies and online options

in response to pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated anxiety around the world, and expectant mothers – particularly those due to deliver in the next few weeks – feel especially unsettled. Virtua Health understands. As a leader in maternity services that delivers 8,500 babies a year, the South Jersey health system is working with its pregnant patients to discuss their uncertainties and develop care plans that prioritize safety while ensuring a positive experience. Local Mom Looks Ahead Dena Moore of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., is a... Read more →


Delaware provides virtual environmental/educational content

DOVER, Del. – As events and programs are canceled or postponed during Governor Carney’s emergency declaration for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controlencourages Delawareans to take advantage of its robust collection of online resources. They can watch live virtual park programs multiple times a week, take a virtual boating course, explore parks and historical areas by video and more. A few online resources and services include: Daily Delaware State Parks Virtual Content: Dive into Delaware State Parks from the... Read more →


Swedesboro's Rachel Genova wins UI Department of Internal Medicine M4 Student Award

IOWA CITY, IA (04/04/2020)-- Rachel Genova of Swedesboro, NJ 08085and a student in the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine was one of five soon-to-be graduates who recently joined the ranks of storied UI Department of Internal Medicine students like Dr. Judy Streit, Dr. Pete Snyder, and Dr. Will Zeitler as winners of an Internal Medicine M4 Student Award. The William R. Wilson Award The 2019-20 William R. Wilson Award was awarded to Tarun Kadaru and Danielle Shilling, each of whom have shown exceptional... Read more →


Camden County Police Dept. Receives a Gift of Protective Face Masks

(Camden City, NJ) April 3, 2020– The Camden County Police Department is extending its thanks to a small business in New York that generously donated N95 masks to the department for officers to use. Stephen Hatzis of SDIGITAL Computer Services of Astoria, New York, has donated 360 of the protective masks to the Camden County Police Department. The masks were acquired through donations and then shipped directly to Camden County Police headquarters. “We are very thankful to Mr. Hatzis and SDIGITAL Computer Services for going... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Coast Guard's newest Surf Men escort fishing vessel across breaking Umpqua River bar

REEDSPORT, OR, UNITED STATES 04.01.2020 Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 13 Subscribe43 Petty Officers 2nd Class Enrique Lemos and Aaron Hadden and their crews aboard 47-foot Motor Lifeboats from Coast Guard Station Umpqua River escort the fishing vessel Brenna A across the Umpqua River bar located near Reedsport, Oregon, April 1, 2020. Lemos and Hadden were both recently qualified as surfman, which is the highest qualification for small-boat operators. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Umpqua River) Story by Petty Officer 1st Class... Read more →


Gloucester City Man age 80 Has COVID-19

(Gloucester Township, NJ) APRIL 3–The Camden County Department of Health is announcing two new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 59 additional confirmed cases of the disease. The Department of Health is also announcing 59 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing. This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 409 in Camden County today and 10 total fatalities. The following information... Read more →


Gloucester City Man Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Order

Grewal: Police Are Cracking Down on Violators of COVID-19 Orders Police Throughout New Jersey Are Filing Criminal Charges Against Violators of Orders to Stay at Home, Close Non-Essential Businesses, and Stop Gatherings TRENTON –(April 3, 2020)— Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that law enforcement officers across New Jersey have ramped up enforcement efforts over the past week by filing criminal charges against violators of the Governor’s Executive Orders (or “emergency orders”), including hundreds of offenders in Newark, where the Newark Police Department deployed... Read more →