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April 7, 2020

Virtua Health's Be A Light Initiative

Marlton, NJ……Everyone is looking for messages of hope and solidarity as we struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why Virtua Health is encouraging people across South Jersey and beyond to light up the night through its new “Be a Light” initiative. As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua is asking people to place a light — or many lights — to shine outside their home each night in support of first responders, health care workers, and all others affected by the coronavirus. Whether... Read more →


Atlantic City Electrice Increases Donations for Coronavirus Release

MAYS LANDING N.J. (April 7, 2020) – Atlantic City Electric is expanding its commitment to southern New Jersey relief organizations to $75,000. The economic need during the current health crisis continues to increase, and these essential funds are being donated to help with the daily operations of these important groups during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is part of $5.7 million in donations by Exelon Corporation and its family of companies nationwide to relief organizations in support of communities impacted by the spread of the... Read more →


Heart and Paw Remains Open

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 2020) - In the midst of COVID19, many companies have closed their doors. However, Heart + Paw has remained open as an essential business, offering veterinary care with a curbside drop off and no-touch policy. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “veterinarians provide important animal and public health surveillance, deliver essential medical care for ill animals, and ensure that only healthy animals enter the food supply.” For more information on why veterinary practices are essential businesses during this time, click here.... Read more →


Area residents inducted into academic honor society at Rutgers–Camden

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY (April 7, 2020)---- One hundred and thirty-six area residents, all undergraduate students in the Rutgers–Camden College of Arts and Sciences, have been inducted into the Athenaeum Honor Society. Membership in Athenaeum is limited to juniors maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.70 (out of 4.0) and to seniors maintaining a cumulative average of no less than 3.50. Athenaeum is the undergraduate honor society at Rutgers University–Camden. Atlantic County ABSECON – Erin Whale ALLOWAY – Cristina Paleschic ATLANTIC... Read more →


Owners of Rental Properties Forbidden to Accept Guests/Seasonal Tenants in Lower Township

Lower Township Mayor Frank Sippel released the following information regarding the coronavirus regulations in the township. I want to provide an update on our current situation with the Coronavirus. Lower township has had a spike with those that tested positive. A good number of those cases are from the Victoria Manor Nursing Home in North Cape May. Our emergency management team has been working with the Director of Victoria Manor every day to provide aid. We have started to see an influx of people renting... Read more →


ALL STATE PARKS & FORESTS CLOSED TO HELP LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

TRENTON – To limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure social distancing, DEP will close all state parks and forests effective at 8:00 p.m. today, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. State parks and forests will remain closed until further notice as required by Executive Order 118, signed today by Governor Phil Murphy. Law enforcement, including New Jersey State Police, State Park Police and Conservation Police, will enforce this order at parks, forests and among boaters on state open waters to ensure compliance with social... Read more →


NJ Politics: Democrat Judge allows Rikin Mehta to stay on ballot

Linwood, NJ — In a shocking development, a Democrat judge threw out a challenge mounted by conservative New Jersey voter King Penna regarding the eligibility of Rikin Mehta's candidacy. In a clear violation of New Jersey statutes, a number of signatories who had backed Mehta's nominating petition were found to have belonged to the Democrat Party and even the Green Party. This is consistent with Hirsh Singh's exposé of Mehta as a plant by the progressive establishment in Washington D.C. In a viral video, Hirsh... Read more →


STATE PARKS AND FORESTS CLOSED TO PUBLIC

TRENTON, NJ (April 7, 2020)--Today, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 118 directing all state parks and forests to close until further notice. The order goes into effect at 8pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This closure applies to all park lots, grounds, facilities, trails, and playgrounds. “It is important that Governor Murphy has directed all state parks and forests to close to help limit the spread of coronavirus. We need to be practicing social distancing during these trying, unprecedented times. New Jersey has over fifty... Read more →


Federal Prisons Don't Monitor Terrorist Inmates

The nation’s federal prison system is supposed to keep America safe by, among other things, monitoring all social communications of high-risk inmates, especially those with terrorist ties. This is a crucial part of the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) duties considering that in the last decade the number of inmates with known links to terrorism increased by an astounding 250%. But surprise, surprise, the agency with a $7.1 billion annual budget doesn’t adequately check the communications of terrorist prisoners. Furthermore, the BOP, which operates under the... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Bloomberg Groups Launch Campaign to Close Gun Stores

SOURCE NRA-ILA The mask is off (so to speak), and it is now clear beyond any reasonable dispute: America’s largest and most well-funded gun control advocacy group is systematically trying to ban law-abiding Americans, en masse, from acquiring firearms. And this at a time when Americans in record numbers have decided for themselves they need guns more than ever. Events have been unfolding so quickly with respect to the constitutional right to acquire firearms during the COVID-19 outbreak that it’s difficult for the public to... Read more →


NJ Politics: Singh Emerges as Top Candidate with Highest Number of Signatures

Linwood, NJ — Conservative U.S. Senate candidate Hirsh Singh has emerged victorious with the greatest number of signatures backing his candidacy, outstripping all other campaigns. Figures published by the New Jersey Secretary of State revealed that Singh was the only Republican U.S. Senate candidate with over two thousand verified signatures. In a brief statement, Singh described this achievement as a “show of massive grassroots support,” pointing out that his campaign did not pay any professional firm to gather signatures. "All those who signed in favor... Read more →


Free virtual learning opportunities for Camden County children

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Organizations throughout New Jersey are providing virtual learning opportunities for kids and families stuck inside during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These fantastic online-based experiences are intended to provide children with a safe, fun learning experience while maintaining appropriate social distance. “Just because you have to stay home, does not mean you have to stop learning, or stop enjoying some of the incredible educational offerings throughout the state,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “We all need an outlet during this unusual period, especially... Read more →


Powerball Jackpot Hits $190,000,000

One New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins $150,000 and One Ticket Wins $50,000 as Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $190,000,000 TRENTON (April 6, 2020) – Two New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, April 4, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those tickets was purchased with Powerplay, multiplying the prize to $150,000. The winning tickets from Saturday night’s drawing were sold at the following locations: Union County ($150,000): Quick Mart, 701 Knopf... Read more →


CNB Business News: Give Your Company a New Look

5 Reasons to Give Your Company a New Creative Look During the Coronavirus Downtime Black Mansion Design Studio serves up tips on coming through the downtime with success BOISE, Idaho – (April 6, 2020) – Millions of companies around the country are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are many things that these business owners and managers could do during this time, but one of the most important things they can do is to consider what they can do to help make their... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $127,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (April 6, 2020) – The Mega Millions drawing on Friday, April 3, drawing produced seven players that matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Moreover, 14,738 other New Jersey players took home $73,112 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800. The winning numbers for the Friday, April 3, drawing were: 24, 38, 44, 57, and 58. The Gold Mega Ball was 17, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04. The next drawing... Read more →


35 Cruise Ships with 35,000 crew members aboard in U.S. territorial waters around Florida

Coast Guard oversees, escorts at-sea medevacs from cruise ships along Florida Coast MIAMI — The Coast Guard coordinated three at-sea cruise ship medevacs within the Miami and St. Petersburg areas of responsibility Saturday and Sunday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders oversaw the medevac of one Celebrity Infinity crew member with COVID-19 like symptoms. The cruise ship’s small boat tender transported the ill member ashore to awaiting emergency medical services for further transport to local area hospitals. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast... Read more →


Testa: NJDOC Must Stop Transferring Inmates to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Senator Michael Testa called on the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) to stop transferring inmates from “hot zones” of infection in North Jersey to prisons in South Jersey to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the confines of our correctional facilities. Sen. Michael Testa called on the NJDOC to stop transferring inmates from ‘hot zones’ of infection in North Jersey to prisons in South Jersey to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay) “The NJDOC hasn’t locked down inmate transfers enough to prevent the spread... Read more →


Swamp Pink Flowers Face Double Threat

BY Michele S. Byers New Jersey Conservation Foundation Apr 3, 2020 In the wooded wetlands of South Jersey, tender buds of swamp pink flowers are popping from the ground like stalks of asparagus. The buds open into beautiful blooms with large clusters of tiny, bright pink flowers dotted with blue anthers. More and more, these rare flowers are surrounded by cages and fences designed to protect them from hungry deer. As it happens, swamp pinks buds shoot up to the exact height of a deer’s... Read more →