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April 2020

Cars and a Home Struck by Bullets in Riverview Hts. Section of Gloucester City; Police Investigating

William E. Cleary Sr. | (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(April 30, 2020)--CNBNews received a tip this evening from a Gloucester City resident who asked about a car being hit by bullets on Thursday morning (April 30, 2020) in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police said, "On Thursday, April 30 at 10:21 AM police were dispatched to the 900 Block of Powell Street for a vandalism report. Upon arrival, it was determined that two vehicles parked in the 900 block of Powell near Lane Avenue had been struck by bullets. Further... Read more →

DNREC state parks, wildlife area visitors must bring masks starting Friday

DOVER, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced that starting Friday those aged 13 or older are required to bring a face mask with them to enter state parks, wildlife areas and reserves, and should wear the mask when they cannot maintain social distancing from other visitors. Those who do not bring face masks when visiting these areas may be required to leave by DNREC Natural Resources Police officers or staff. This decision is in accordance with Governor John Carney’s thirteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, which requires Delawareans to wear face coverings in... Read more →

Some Employees of Produce Market in Brooklawn Have COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus

updated/ corrected Saturday afternoon, May 2, 2020, we received the following Facebook message from Verichio's Produce regarding our questions that we asked on Wednesday. We wanted to know when they first learned that the employee was sick. Did they threaten her or any other employee with being fired if they told anyone they had the illness? Who made the statement we don't know since there was no name with the message As soon as we found out one of our employees had come down with the virus we informed all of our employees and suggested they get tested if possible... Read more →

Vaping, Opioid Addiction Accelerate Coronavirus Risks, Says NIDA Director

Shefali Luthra:April , 2020 In 2018, opioid overdoses claimed about 47,000 American lives. Last year, federal authorities reported that 5.4 million middle and high school students vaped. And just two months ago, about 2,800 cases of vaping-associated lung injuries resulted in hospitalizations; 68 people died. Dr. Nora Volkow, who heads the National Institute on Drug Abuse, explains how emerging science points to added challenges for these patient populations and the public health system. (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Until mid-March, these numbers commanded attention. But as the coronavirus death toll climbs and the economic costs of attempting to control its... Read more →


"Suppose that we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light… Supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way." -President Trump Will Trump Now Fast-track UV Light Production? President of 222 nm Far-UV Light company believes Light can Safely Kill Coronaviruses in 1/10 of a Second! Photo courtesy of (April 2020)— President Trump demonstrated his newfound fascination with UV light during his COVID-19 briefing Thursday, multiple times talking about the UV light of the sun being able to cut down... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s Three New Jersey Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’s’ in Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — each were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements in providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety; the Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months, assessing how well hospitals prevent medical errors and other harm to patients. “At a time when healthcare organizations are more vital than ever, we are... Read more →

South Jersey Dunkin’ Franchisee Kenny Patel Supporting Health Care Workers

Donate Over 25,000 Protective Masks to Harrison Township Residents and Inspira Medical Center From the start of the pandemic, South Jersey Dunkin’ franchisees – all of whom are independent businesspeople in their communities – have supported the heroes on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, serving those who serve and those in need during these unprecedented times. Kenny Patel, local South Jersey Dunkin’ franchisee, was one of many who stepped up to give back to the Harrison Township community at a time when people need it most. As a sponsor of Harrison Township Day, a local celebration for the... Read more →

Ruth G. McWilliams of Mt. Ephraim, age 99

Ruth G. McWilliams (nee Young), on April 28, 2020, of Mt. Ephraim. Age 99. Beloved wife of the late John. Devoted mother of Robert (Jane), Steven (Sandra) and David (Cheryl). Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Kimberly, Jason, Daniel, Michael, Sarah, Kimberly, Andrea, Matthew, Drew and Kyleigh and great grandmother of 15. Loving daughter of the late Phillip and Florence Young. Dear sister of P. Glenn Young and the late Jean. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. McWilliams was a longtime member of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church. Due to the restrictions set forth by the State of New Jersey, there... Read more →

Giving Families a Lift

Volunteers from FBI Philadelphia Assist Families with Sick Children A group of volunteers made up of current and former FBI employees from the Philadelphia Field Office are dedicated to helping law enforcement families with sick children receiving treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Transcript / Download Nicole Fucci is a busy mom with a lot on her mind—she has a young son and a full-time career in law enforcement. Fucci is juggling work and family while her 18-month-old son, Trek, is a patient at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He has spent most of his life there. Trek was born... Read more →

Maple Shade Dog Killer Sentenced to 5 Years

Toby, a poodle, was euthanized a day after being shot with an air rifle last summer BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 64-year-old Maple Shade man pled guilty today in Superior Court to shooting a neighbor’s dog with an air rifle last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, William D. Stroemel, of Fifth Avenue, pled guilty to Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Animal Cruelty (Third Degree) in exchange for a five-year term in New Jersey state prison. The conditions of the plea forbid Stroemel from having contact with... Read more →

Elsie P. Hunsinger, formerly of Runnemede Succumbs at the age of 103

Elsie P. Hunsinger (nee Powell), on April 28, 2020, formerly of Runnemede. Age 103. Devoted mother of William R. Hunsinger (Nancie Merritt) and B. Clark Hunsinger (Janis). Loving grandmother of Matthew Hunsinger, Jamie Gutierrez (Rick), Rachel Schlichtmann (Robert), and Benjamin Hunsinger (Emily) and great grandmother of Gabriel, Mekhi, and Ava Schlichtmann and Edie, Ellie, Emmett, and Eve Gutierrez. Dear sister of the late Rev. Robert R. Powell (Trudy), Lois Jordan (Don), W. Clark Powell, Betty Simpkins. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Elsie was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Runnemede. Services are private. In lieu of... Read more →

Women See Success in Ohio Primary - 

But Most Face Steep Climb to Victory in November Final votes were counted yesterday in Ohio's postponed congressional primary. Full results on women candidates in yesterday's contests from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University are available on our Election Analysis page. Complete context about women in the 2020 elections, including candidate lists, summaries, results from previous primaries, and historical comparisons, are available via CAWP's Election Watch. Among the most notable results for women: Women are 73.3% of Democratic nominees for the U.S. House from Ohio, but only incumbents are favored to win. Just 1 non-incumbent nominee... Read more →


AMBASSADOR OF AMERICAN HUMANE SOCIETY AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS SYMPTOMS & CDC GUIDELINES TO STOP SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AMONG DOGS NEW YORK, NY (April 29, 2020) – America has its first case of canine coronavirus, with a North Carolina pug being the first American dog with the virus that has proved so deadly among humans. The dog contracted the virus after living in a household with a mother, father, and son who have all tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The family’s daughter, second dog, and cat tested negative for the virus. Jean Shafiroff, Ambassador of the American Humane Society, is... Read more →

Moorestown PD: Criminal Activity in the Area

MOORESTOWN, NJ--The Police Department wants residents to be aware of various criminal activites that are occurring in the area. Once scheme occurring throughout the state is a variation of a long time bail fraud scheme in which the victim, usually elderly, is contacted by a subject falsely stating the a family member is in jail and needs bail money. In recent cases, a person purporting to be a bail bondsman comes to the victim's house and takes the "cash bail" causing a loss to the victim. The Police Department has recently received complaints of residents receiving emails from a subjects... Read more →

New COVID-19 Testing Centers are Opening in Camden City

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (April 29, 2020)--Two new testing centers for COVID-19 will open in Camden to increase testing capability and bring it closer to home for many Camden residents. The new sites will replace the current testing location at Cooper’s Poynt Park, which will close May 1. Camden Division of Motor Vehicle Parking Lot 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday Opened on Wednesday, April 29 and 3101 Federal Street in East Camden Dudley Grange Park 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.* – Monday through Friday Opening Day: Tuesday, May 5 "Every day of this pandemic is a learning... Read more →

Ernest Lee, III of Gloucester City NJ

Gloucester City - On April 12, 2020. Age 73. Son of the late Ernest and Josephine. Survived by his children, Kathie Jo, Ernest, IV and Amber Lee. Funeral Services were held privately. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Ernest Lee, III. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Basket Auction Rescheduled For Wednesday, June 24 at Adelphia's!

(Gloucester City, NJ)--(April 30, 2020)--Gloucester Catholic's 16th Annual Basket Auction has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 24th, at Adelphia's Grand Ballroom in Deptford Township due to Governor Murphy's executive order that extended school closures. Basket viewing and cocktails begin at 5:30 pm followed by a buffet dinner at 7 pm. Come out and enjoy an evening celebrating Gloucester Catholic Maroon and Gold Pride! This fundraiser solely benefits the students of Gloucester Catholic. Click below for additional information and to make your reservations! Tickets Available! Basket Viewing and Cocktails: 5:30 pm Buffet Dinner: 7:00 pm Reservations Due: May 20, or when... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Good News, Gov. Murphy Reopens State & County Parks

“This is great news that Governor Murphy is reopening state and county parks. People need their exercise especially at a time when they have been hemmed in. Open space is critical for a time like this. It's good to get some fresh air and sunshine, especially with the warm weather coming. Murphy made the right decision to close parks in early April, it has served its purpose. While opening our parks is a step in the right direction, it is important to keep social distancing practices. We are still in a health emergency and the public needs to abide by... Read more →

NJ2AS and Roubian file federal lawsuit against Gov. Murphy

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) and Alex “Alejandro” Roubian have formally filed a lawsuit against Governor Murphy on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020. Copies of the complaint and related documents can be found by clicking below: Verified Complaint Memorandum of Law Declaration Order to Show Cause In the complaint, NJ2AS and Alejandro contend Governor Murphy, unnamed staff, and the New Jersey Press Association have collectively conspired to bar a reporter from accessing press conferences and public information. The complainants further cite that the action is direct and malicious due to the fact NJ2AS filed a lawsuit against Governor Murphy... Read more →

Rutgers-New Brunswick Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs Provides Support During Pandemic

By Robin Lally/Rutgers Today Salvador Mena struggled with an undiagnosed learning disability during his childhood in the South Bronx. For most of his school years he was far from a model student. The challenges he faced growing up on welfare in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood, living with family who took him in after he emigrated from Puerto Rico before kindergarten instilled in him a deep drive and an understanding of what it takes to overcome adversity to succeed. This experience is what guides Mena in his role as the vice chancellor for student affairs at Rutgers University-New Brunswick – particularly... Read more →

Scammers Targeting Senior Citzens

Camden, N.J. – Detectives are warning residents about a scam targeting the elderly during quarantine after two Camden County households were scammed out of thousands of dollars. Multiple cases have been reported throughout various counties, according to police. Detectives said the victim or victims typically receive a phone call from a person posing as a lawyer or family member who says a child or grandchild has been arrested and needs to be bailed out of jail. The victims are then instructed to collect cash from the bank and wait at home where a bail bondsman will meet them due to... Read more →

Response Investigation Team Investigating Fatal Crash in Gloucester Township

The Crash Response Investigation Team (CRIT) is investigating a fatal crash that happened on the Black Horse Pike on April 27, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins. Police were called to the 1200 block of N. Black Horse Pike in Blackwood shortly before 5 p.m. for a report of a man hit by a box truck. Alex Ibbeken, 34, of Blackwood, was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Detectives say no criminal charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who might have... Read more →

EMS, Police/Fire Depts. salute Frontline Heroes with Parade at Jefferson Washington Twp. Hospital

Washington Township, NJ, April 28, 2020 - Members from EMS, Police and Fire departments from across South Jersey drove through the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus on April 27 to thank their fellow frontline heroes during the COVID-19 crisis. The 15-minute parade, featuring hundreds of vehicles from dozens of area municipalities, began at Washington Township High School on Hurffville Cross-Keys Road, and traveled through the Jefferson campus — including past the seven-floor Silvestri patient tower currently under construction. Here, an employee of Jefferson Washington Township Hospital snaps a cell phone photo of the parade passing by. Read more →

Guest Opinion: Bloomberg Spends $1 Billion on Failed Attempt to Win Presidential Nomination

National Rifle Association Bloomberg Spends Over $1 Billion to Buy American Samoa OK, that headline might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the most recent filing from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) exposes just how much of a disaster Mike Bloomberg’s failed presidential run really was. While it was clear Bloomberg had been contemplating running for president at least since 2016, and considered entering the current campaign as a Democrat as far back as 2018, he came late to the party for the 2020 race. The anti-gun billionaire filed as a candidate for the Democrat nomination in late November... Read more →

Army Corps Suspends Water Permit Process - Affects Pipelines from Keystone to NJ

On April 15, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris overturned the permit issued for the Keystone XL pipeline in Montana. The judge ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) did not adequately consider harm to wildlife when it reauthorized the Nationwide Permit-12 (NWP 12) in 2017. The USACE has temporarily suspended the NWP 12 program. “The Army Corps has suspended Nationwide Permit 12 for crossing streams and wetlands because of a court case. This has broad impacts for pipelines across the country, from Keystone to PennEast, NESE, and other pipelines in NJ. This is an important step forward... Read more →

Philadelphia CBP Seizes $500M in Counterfeit Electronics and Dental Gels Destined to Delaware

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia continue to conduct the agency’s vital trade enforcement mission, including intercepting counterfeit consumer electronics that pose a real serious threat to the health and financial security of American consumers. CBP officers completed a seizure April 14 of two shipments from China that contained more than 20,000 pieces representing 35 different counterfeit consumer electronics, including video gaming systems, speakers, watches, cameras, scanners, DVD players, headphones, chargers and other electronics. Additionally, CBP officers seized counterfeit injectable dental gels. If authentic, the electronics would have had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of... Read more →

70 Percent of NJ Businesses Say They Can Operate Safely Under CDC Guidelines

NJBIA Recovery Survey Results: Most Businesses Believe They Can Reopen Safely, Amid Great Challenges Seventy percent of business owners say they are able to operate safely under CDC social distancing guidelines according to a new NJBIA Business Recovery Survey inquiring how a soft opening might affect their business model. However, a large majority of New Jersey business owners say they'll need more than half of their usual client or customer base to break even in any given month. Additionally, many respondents said they would never generate a profit, or need at least a year to generate a profit, if businesses... Read more →

Rep Norcross Submits Bill to Make Workers Memorial Day a Federal Holiday

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced plans today to introduce a bill in the House of Representatives to make Workers Memorial Day a federal holiday. Workers Memorial Day is observed annually on April 28 to remember those who have died on the job, and to renew efforts to create safer working conditions for all workers. “On Workers Memorial Day, we honor those who have lost their lives on the job, and today, our nation is facing both a grave public health emergency with many health care workers and first responders giving their lives to save others,”... Read more →

Walter Edward Thompson, of Atco

Atco - On April 11, 2020. Age 69. Born in Neptune, NJ to Walter and Elizabeth Thompson (nee Dunn). Cremation was held privately. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Walter Edward Thompson. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Pennsylvania Game Commission Launches New Podcast Series, “Call of the Outdoors”

The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently launched its new podcast, “Call of the Outdoors,” a series of episodes focused on wildlife, hunting, habitat and conservation across the Keystone State. The podcast is hosted by Game Commission Marketing Director and world turkey calling champion Matt Morrett. “We are really excited and proud to share this podcast with people who love Pennsylvania wildlife as much as we do at the Game Commission,” said Morrett. “Listeners will get an inside look into how wildlife is managed here in Penn’s Woods and hopefully gain a new sense of knowledge and pride in their state wildlife... Read more →

Americans for Tax Fairness: Millionaires Don't Deserve Tax Break, Especially Trump

43,000 Millionaires, Maybe Trump, Get $1.6M Average Windfall This Year, Dwarfing Average American’s $1,200 Check; Billions Wasted As State And Local Governments Struggle Washington, D.C.—Leading members of Congress and a broad coalition of advocacy groups under the Americans for Tax Fairness umbrella have launched a campaign to repeal a huge tax break for millionaires included in the $2 trillion COVID aid package passed in late March known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act was supposed to offer much needed comfort to those suffering most from the pandemic. But hidden in the bill was... Read more →

Top Blunders That Expose You to the Risk of Online Identity Theft 

( 29, 2020)--One of the areas that have witnessed the most radical transformation due to digital technologies is the banking and financial services, which has unfortunately also exposed us greatly to the threat of online identity theft and financial frauds. According to, the $3.5 billion worth of cyber-crimes has been reported to the FBI in 2019 alone, most of the scams involving phishing and extortion. The increasing level of sophistication is making it harder for people to distinguish the fake from the real. Some of the more common mistakes that increase your risk of identity theft: Not Using Robust... Read more →

EJ Dalius lists out the marketing challenges for small business and start-up entrepreneurs

( 29, 2020)--Entrepreneurship is challenging! Start-up entrepreneurs and small business owners are always brainstorming to come up with ways that will help them expand their business. From finance, brand promotion to marketing – they have to resolve every challenge that comes their way. EJ Dalius outlines pertinent entrepreneurial marketing challenges Start-up and small business entrepreneurs state that they face hurdles with multiple business aspects. It’s a challenging task. And one can master it with adequate data and help from staff and other business experts. They can also read about eminent entities like Eric J Dalius and others. Entrepreneurs should take... Read more →

Scientific advancements in oil spill containment prove successful

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An innovative sub surface oil containment and recovery system, installed in April 2019 over a damaged oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, is successfully preventing more than 1,000 gallons of oil per day from entering the environment. Scientific research and lessons learned following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have allowed the development of unique oil spill response systems such as this to help protect the maritime environment from future threats. Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 8 Mississippi Canyon 20 Saratoga oil platform standing in the Gulf of Mexico prior to Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The... Read more →

Philadelphia Archdiocese Task Force Guidelines for Schools

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Education Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force continues to offer guidance to schools in effectively navigating this national public health crisis. The Task Force also provides a continuum of support to students and school families. The Task Force shared the fifth issue of its newsletter with families demonstrating the exceptional work and creativity of administrators, faculty, and students taking place during these challenging times. Outlined below are a few highlights from parish and regional elementary schools and secondary schools throughout the five-county region. For a full list of schools featured, please see the full newsletter here. Highlights... Read more →

(Video) Wide View of Philadelphia Flyover

CNBNews photo ( (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) (April 28, 2020)--The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, honored frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton, and Philadelphia. Below is a wide view of the Philadelphia flyover taken from Holt Logistics Marine Terminal, Gloucester City, NJ. CNBNews would like to thank Leo Holt, Kurt Ferry, and Jerry Madden for their hospitality. Several hundred people crowded the Gloucester City waterfront looking for a place to view the event. When it was all over traffic... Read more →

Weekend Virtual Wine Festival

Old York Cellars takes its Annual Spring Wine Festival On Line to Support NJ Pandemic Relief Fund RINGOES, NEW JERSEY, APRIL 28, 2020 – Old York Cellars Winery has announced that over 25 local musicians, comedians, restaurants, food trucks, vendors and professional food and wine writers have joined its Virtual Spring Vine to Wine Festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The winery will feature three days of music, comedy, culinary demonstrations, wine education, chocolate and cheese tastings, vineyard tours, and tours of its beehives. The festival kicks off Friday evening May 1st, with separate programming on Saturday May 2 and... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Advisory: Family Emergency Scams

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--The Gloucester Township Police Department and other Police Departments across the region has recently received several fraud complaints related to Family Emergency Scams. Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency — like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it’s a scam. Verify an Emergency If someone calls or sends a message claiming to be a family... Read more →

Assemblyman Bergen: The Gov. Should Look at NJBIA Survey of Businesses Ready to Open

TRENTON, N.J. (April 28, 2020)--– Assemblyman Brian Bergen said that Gov. Phil Murphy and his newly appointed commission to advise on the restart of the state’s economy should first look at the report released by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association Tuesday. “The debate will only intensify over the next couple of weeks unless we figure out how to help businesses survive and keep jobs for people,” said Bergen. “The biggest problem with the state’s approach is that we aren’t listening to businesses right now.” Seventy percent of business owners say they are able to operate safely under social... Read more →

Republican Hirsh Singh: “Open Up The New Jersey Economy”

LINWOOD, NJ (April 28, 2020)--— Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Hirsh Singh called for the calibrated reopening of the New Jersey economy and ending the lockdown of the state. While speaking to his supporters, Singh presented his plan that would not only open up the economy, but also help contain the spread of COVID-19. According to Singh's plan, we should continue all efforts to contain and control the virus in the areas that have been hit the hardest, but in areas where we have healthy low-risk individuals able to work and which have not been as seriously hit as the... Read more →

Security And Certification Course That All IT Persons Should Take

( 28, 2020)--If you are an IT person and want to improve your security skills, then you will need to take on a security and certification course that is especially aimed at it. This course is somewhat essential to know now, given the fact that the world has seen and is facing cyber security threats from all corners. This course is also helpful for those people who are looking to make a career in IT Security position. However, above and beyond that, this specific course will help you to hone your skills that are necessary to become an efficient and... Read more →

Robert Cappi, 67, of Vineland

Vineland - On April 14, 2020. Age 67. Born in Jersey City, NJ to the late Anthony and Rita Cappi. Survived by his sister, Linda Dickman. Interment will be held privately. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Robert Cappi. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Diana M. Blade, of Gloucester Township, formerly of Bellmawr

Diana M. Blade (nee Kennedy), on April 27, 2020, of Gloucester Twp., formerly of Bellmawr. Age 74. Devoted mother of Edward Blade, Jr. (Karen) and Diana DiBruno (Edmund). Loving grandmom of Amy, Jillian, Stephanie, Stephen, Meghan and Nicholas and great grandmom of Zach, Finn, Molly, Zoey and Sonny. Dear sister of Deborah Kennedy, John Kennedy (Joyce) and the late Charles Kennedy, Jr., Roger Kennedy and James Kennedy. Ex-wife of Edward Blade, Sr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Due to the restrictions set forth by the State of New Jersey, a private entombment will take place at Calvary Mausoleum,... Read more →

Richard J. Collins, of Sewell

Richard J. Collins, on April 27, 2020, of Sewell, formerly of Gloucester Twp. and Saugus, MA. Age 79. Beloved husband of the late Ann (nee Petrie). Devoted father of Robin Collins, Dr. Richard S. Collins (Susan) and Darrin Collins (Joeylynn). Loving grandfather of Richard, Anthony, Caitlyn, Colleen, Megan and Brian and great grandfather of Angelina and Giuliana. Mr. Collins was a volunteer for TBAA Baseball and Soccer. Due to the restrictions set forth by the State of New Jersey, a private burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made... Read more →

New Jersey Receives $9M in Disaster-Relief and Unemployment Services

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development will receive up to $9,000,000, with $3,000,000 released initially, in funding for the National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) administered through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The grant will support disaster-relief jobs and provide employment services to eligible individuals in New Jersey communities affected by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdoses. This new award mirrors the programming envisioned in the Jobs Plus Recovery Act, legislation authored by Norcross and passed into law... Read more →

NJ Senator: Exercise is an Essential Activity. Open NJ Parks and Golf Courses

TRENTON, NJ (April 27, 2020)--Senator Kip Bateman reiterated his call to open New Jersey parks and golf courses: “It’s no secret that times are tense across our nation and throughout the world,” said Bateman (R-16). “Overreaching restrictions do more harm than good. If people are able to maintain social distancing guidelines, they should be allowed to utilize all of the state’s open spaces.” Gov. Phil Murphy has mandated the closure of all state and county parks, as well as golf courses, until further notice. “There is something inherently therapeutic about taking a walk or going for a bike ride after... Read more →

Three South Jersey Teenagers Charged with Throwing Object off Turnpike Overpass, Man Injured

Carneys Point Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have charged a 17-year-old male from Elmer, N.J., a 16-year-old male from Penns Grove, N.J., and a 16-year-old male from Pittsgrove, N.J. for allegedly throwing an object off an overpass that injured a truck driver on the New Jersey Turnpike. On March 26, at 10:47 p.m., troopers from Troop “D” Moorsetown Station responded to a motor vehicle incident on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound in the area of milepost 4.9 in Carneys Point, Salem County. When troopers arrived, they discovered two tractor trailers were struck by an object thrown from... Read more →

Seniors Citizens With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Judith Graham:April 24, 2020/Kaiser Health News Older adults with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several “atypical” symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians. COVID-19 is typically signaled by three symptoms: a fever, an insistent cough and shortness of breath. But older adults — the age group most at risk of severe complications or death from this condition ― may have none of these characteristics. Instead, seniors may seem “off” — not acting like themselves ― early on after being infected by the coronavirus. They may sleep more than usual or... Read more →

Mayor Kenney Announces $10 Million Small Business Loan Fund

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today announced a partnership with Goldman Sachs and Lendistry to provide $10 million in potentially forgivable SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans to help Philadelphia small businesses, including non-profit organizations, weather the economic impact of COVID-19. Building upon its 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, Goldman Sachs has committed the funding for loans for small businesses in the Philadelphia region, with a focus on urban marginalized communities, in a partnership with Lendistry, a leading community development financial institution (CDFI). Businesses can apply here. “I’m grateful that, thanks to this partnership, Philadelphia’s small business owners will have more... Read more →