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April 2020

Business Guru Offers Free Online Seminar

to Help Leaders Create Effective Unifying Vision Joe Curcillo, an author, business coach, lawyer and motivational speaker, is offering a free online seminar to help business leaders succeed amid pandemic and beyond HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – (April 27, 2020) – Businesses around the nation need something to help them get past this current pandemic and thrive going forward. One popular book author is offering a free online seminar to give them the motivation and tools they need to do just that. The online seminar, which will be held May 8, 2020, at noon EST, will give business leaders the insider information... Read more →

Obituary: "Baseball Bill" William R Hauske

Gloucester City NJ--Baseball is more than a game, it’s life played out on a field. The other sports are just sports, but Baseball is a love. Now, the game is not a life or death matter, but the Red Sox are! William R. Hauske, officially “Baseball Bill” was a passionate and lifetime bosox fan. Bill was affable, precise and generous. Three weeks after baseball season was supposed to throw out it’s first pitch - it was one, two, three strikes, you’re out of the old ball game. Baseball Bill at age 96, the oldest living ironworker in Local 399, passed... Read more →

Two Gloucester Catholic Graduates Headed for U.S. Navy Academy

By gostrum / GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The Class of 2020 will have two members continuing their education next year at the U.S. Naval Academy. Congratulations goes out to Matthew Murphy and Ethan Guldin! Matt set new school records as a member of the boys’ swim team in a brilliant four-year career and is President of Student Council. Ethan is President of the National Honor Society and a top member of the boys’ swimming and lacrosse teams. Read more →

South Camden: An Earthy and Practical Response

April 23, 2020 A Camden resident works in a garden maintained by the Center for Environmental Transformation. While people are waiting in lines to get into supermarkets and waiting curbside for restaurant orders, the Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) is helping more people in South Camden grow their own food. It is also looking to hire neighborhood youngsters, recognizing they may be providing the only income for their families at this time. An environmentally conscious association, CFET was established by parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish in Camden and it maintains close ties with the church. Msgr. Michael Doyle, pastor, is... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden Struck and Killed by a Truck

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas End of Watch Sunday, April 26, 2020 BELL COUNTY, TEXAS--Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to deploy spike strips during a vehicle pursuit of a stolen car. The pursuit had started in Williamson County and proceeded into Bell County along I-35 at about 1:40 am. Deputy Rhoden was preparing to deploy the spike strips near Exit 294 when he was struck by a tractor trailer. Deputy Rhoden had served with the Bell County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial... Read more →

Philly Property Tax Deadline Extended to June 15

hiladelphia property tax due date extended to June 15 (Philadelphia PA)(April 27, 2020)--Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the deadline to pay Philadelphia property tax has been extended to June 15. graphic files If you haven’t paid your 2020 Real Estate Tax bill already, you now have an additional month and a half to do so. This is the second time we’ve moved the deadline in response to the pandemic. If you can pay before June 15, please do so. Real Estate Tax revenue is vital to the School District of Philadelphia and essential City services, including emergency management. Although... Read more →

Best Strategies to Become an Experienced Lottery Player Online

( 28, 2020)--Anyone who wants to try their luck and wants to become a millionaire overnight should try their luck in an online lottery game. Anyone can get lucky any day suddenly after trying their luck for several years. Several players have been waiting for several years for their luck to shine. If you have tried to win a lottery game for several years, but you had no luck, it's time to use the right strategies. Online lottery games are very easy to win, but you need perfect strategies. Thus, we are helping you with this little guide to help... Read more →

Small Businesses in NJ Trying to Survive

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 How Small Businesses in NJ Go from Survival Mode to Recovery Mode JOHN REITMEYER | APRIL 27, 2020 | As they look to do better from latest federal aid package, the big question for small business owners concerns access to working capital The adoption of a new federal aid package with billions of dollars in new funding for small businesses comes just as officials in New Jersey are beginning to... Read more →

Murphy Has No Idea When State Will Reopen

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy extended the state’s stay-at-home order until further notice as he announced six principles for reopening the state. The first four principles address public health and begins with sustained reduction in the number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. “We need to ensure we have a robust and fully functioning health care system ready to meet the challenges ahead,” Murphy said. “And, it’s not just our hospitals, but also ambulatory facilities, long term care facilities, provider practices – everywhere health care is delivered.” Next, the... Read more →

Creek Road Bridge over I-295 to be closed and detoured as Missing Moves project advances in Camden County

Overnight closures necessary this week in preparation of bridge demolition (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 will be closed and detoured overnight this week as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42, advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 27, until 12 midnight, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close one lane on the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 and maintain alternating traffic between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue in order to remove and relocate gas lines in preparation for... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: San Diego Police Officer Dan Walters Succumbs

Police Officer Dan Walters San Diego Police Department, California End of Watch Thursday, April 23, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA--Police Officer Dan Walters age 53, succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on November 12, 2003. He and his partner were backing up another officer on 43rd Street near Gamma Street after the officer stopped to investigate a vehicle parked in the travel lanes with a subject standing nearby. The man immediately pointed a gun at the officer, causing him to seek cover. Officer Walters and his partner immediately confronted the man, who attacked Officer Walters. The man placed his... Read more →

New Jersey's Fishing Industry "Sinking!"

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 As Economy Has Faltered, New Jersey’s Fishing Industry Gets Walloped ANDREW S. LEWIS | APRIL 27, 2020 | NJ’s commercial fishing industry is fifth largest in US; its sales have cratered in the pandemic PORT NORRIS, NJ (April 27, 2020)--From Delaware Bay oysters to Atlantic scallops, the state’s fisheries are struggling to survive as retail sales dry up. In the town of Port Norris, on South Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore, the... Read more →

How to Pass the MPRE: Five Top Tips 

( 27, 2020)--Passing the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Exam – the ‘MPRE’ – is a mandatory step for law students in most states before being admitted to the Bar. So how can you ensure you get through it? Read on to find our top five tips for success! 1. Take the Subject Seriously Professional ethics might seem somewhat airy compared to the heavyweight black letter law subjects that you’ll study. But don’t be fooled: professional ethics is crucial. After all, nobody at law school imagines that they’ll ever be subject to disciplinary measures or even barred from practicing during their career.... Read more →

The Legal Side of Freelancing: 4 Things to Consider 

( 27, 2020)--The gig economy has never been more encouraging for freelancers. Today, it is as easy as registering on a freelancer marketplace to start your self-employment career. Oftentimes, these platforms take care of every single aspect of your job, including the contract and working terms, leaving you plenty of room to focus on your work. However, not every freelancing gig happens through these networks. You could meet clients outside these platforms with whom you enter into long-term working relationships. Or, you have established yourself well enough to consider launching your own business. Whatever the circumstances are, freelancers need to... Read more →

Nasir Hickson, of Willingboro, Indicted for Shooting Gun, Striking Man in Leg

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--(April 27, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 19-year-old Willingboro resident has been arrested for firing a handgun into a group of people earlier this month in the Rittenhouse Park section of the township, striking a man in the leg. Nasir Hickson Nasir Hickson, of the first block of Raeburn Lane, was charged with Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Hickson was taken into custody April 21... Read more →

AG Office Investigating Fatal Police Shooting in Wayne

TRENTON – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred yesterday, April 26, in Wayne, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. The decedent has been identified as Bradley G. Pullman, 48, of Beacon, N.Y. The investigation is being conducted by the Integrity Bureau within the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability and the New Jersey State Police Major Crime Bureau. According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 4:38 p.m., a marked police vehicle of the Mountain Lakes Police Department attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop of a Lexus sedan that performed... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Murphy IS Violating the Constitution

DE SENO: Gov. Murphy’s Order For Tenants To Pay Rent With Security Deposits Is Unconstitutional – __ The framers of the Constitution saw men like Governor Phil Murphy coming. They knew that once you grant government the power to do something you like, you risk the next person in office using that power to do something you don’t like. Since power can’t be policed through generations, constitutions are written to limit government power in the first place. Currently, executive power on both the Federal and State levels is out of control and leaping toward totalitarianism. These press conferences that... Read more →

I-295 northbound /Route 42 northbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound to be closed tonight

TRAFFIC ALERT: for Direct Connection Signed detour will be in place overnight (Trenton) (April 27, 2020)- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of I-295 northbound and the Route 42 northbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m., tonight, Monday, April 27, until 6 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close and detour I-295 northbound with all traffic being directed to Exit 26, and the Route 42 northbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound also will be closed... Read more →

Sister Patricia Sheeran, Dedicated her Life to Prayer, Health Care and Chuckles

By Peter G. Sánchez -April 23, 2020 Hair, sunglasses, slacks and socks — all bright red. A nurse’s scrub top bursting with colored hearts. A pocket full of finger puppets and a jar of bubble solution. These are in the “medical kit” that Sister Patricia Sheeran, OSF, dressed as the clown named “Nurse HeartBlessing,” has been carrying with her for almost 20 years to sick adults and children throughout South Jersey. In her 60 years as a professed Franciscan Sister of Allegany, and more recent time as a member of the New Jersey-based “Kapo’s Gang” Clown Club, she has proved... Read more →

(Video) Thunderbirds, Blue Angels to Salute NY, NJ and PA COVID-19 Responder/UPDATED!

UPDATED with FLIGHT PATTERN The image was taken from a April 22 video of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" flyovers in Las Vegas, Nevada, and throughout Colorado. These flyovers symbolize their salute to our nation’s healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontlines combating COVID-19 are a representation of American resolve and the American spirit. NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. – The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark,... Read more →

Philadelphia Releases New COVID-19 Numbers

PHILADELPHIA (April 26, 2020)– The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced 237 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 12,566. The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Six additional inmates have tested positive. The current total of positive cases at correctional facilities is 75. The Department of Public Health confirmed six additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 472.... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Black Bears Emerging from Dens

Marylanders Urged to Keep Bears Wild After a mild winter, Maryland’s black bears are starting to leave their winter slumber to search for food. Natural food sources for bears — such as plants, berries, and insects — are in short supply until later in the spring, so bears are looking for anything that smells like food. Homeowners who leave human-generated food sources out in the open may unintentionally draw bears to residential areas. Residents of Maryland’s bear country are urged to be proactive and exercise good judgment to avoid creating man-made attractions for bears. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources... Read more →

Bea Lindoerfer of Gloucester City; Part owner of SJ Cable Company and Keenan's TV and Appliances

Gloucester City, NJ--Surrounded by her loving family, on April 23, 2020. Age 98. (nee Pack). Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted wife of the late William F. Lindoerfer. Loving mother of Beatrice L. Buckley and her husband, James and William E. Lindoerfer and his wife, Mary Lou. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Hunter (Bruce), Megan O’Brien (Shawn), James Buckley (Kristene), William Lindoerfer (Linda), Brian Lindoerfer (Tracie), Amy Hobert (Chris) and great-grandmother of Lauren Lindoerfer, Billy Lindoerfer, Emily Lindoerfer, Brady Lindoerfer, Cole Hobert, Chase Hobert, Sloane Hunter, Grace O’Brien, Shawn O’Brien, Declan O’Brien, Kaylee Beatrice Buckley and James Buckley, IV. Bea was... Read more →

Murphy Announces Protections for Individuals Without Permanent Housing

Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced today an Administrative Order protecting access to hotels and motels for individuals without safe, permanent housing. The order clarifies that municipalities and counties may not impose restrictions in response to COVID-19 on the ability of hotels, motels, guest houses, or private residences to accept any individuals who have no permanent housing to which they may safely or lawfully return. Individuals protected under the order include, but are not limited to: Homeless individuals; Individuals affected by domestic violence; and Individuals in hotels or motels in compliance with a... Read more →

Liz Matory Becomes First Candidate to Take “The Give A Penny Challenge”

Matory pledges to donate one-percent of what she raises to local charity. WASHINGTON—Today, Elizabeth Matory pledged to take "The Give A Penny Challenge," which calls on political candidates at all levels of government to donate one-percent of what they raise directly to local, non-political causes. The Give A Penny Challenge is an initiative of The Flyover Project to refocus national attention to local needs with a goal of raising more than $100 million for local causes through Election Day. “We issued a challenge and Liz Matory rose to it,” said Domenic Giandomenico, chief executive officer of The Flyover Project. “If... Read more →

Support A Small Business During the Pandemic: A&A Soft Pretzel Baking Co.

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--A & A Soft Pretzel Baking Company located at 1100-1106 North 32nd Street in Camden is one of many small food businesses hurting by the coronavirus crisis. The South Jersey soft pretzel baking company has been impacted since a lot of their customers are closed and fundraising events paused. “We deliver to a lot of places that are currently closed,” said Anthony Panara, fourth-generation owner of A & A. “With our customers closed, we don’t have that revenue stream. This is a test of agility for sure. We are adjusting our business like everyone else in these crazy... Read more →

Coldwell Banker in Haddonfield: Helping Our South Jersey Healthcare Heroes

HADDONFIELD, NJ--Agents and staff at Coldwell Banker in Haddonfield raised over $1,000 to fund a meal for our healthcare heroes. They delivered food to seven area hospitals, feeding close to 150 essential healthcare workers. The food came from local restaurants in the area. The South Jersey hospitals that received the food include: Lourdes, Camden ER Jefferson, Stratford Cooper, Camden Virtua, Willingboro Virtua, Marlton Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus “It has been our honor to provide a small token of our collective appreciation for people making a big impact combating Covid 19 in southern New... Read more →

Marian J. Shuster, of Runnemede

Marian J. Shuster (nee Messner), on April 25, 2020, of Runnemede, NJ; formerly of Philadelphia, PA. Age 87. Beloved wife of the late Wallace. Devoted mother of David Shuster (Prima), Rodney Shuster, Elizabeth Vitale (Jerry), Joann Shuster, Wallace Shuster (Sherie), and Dirk Shuster (Carolyn). Loving grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 20. Preceded in death by 8 siblings. 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 Hillside Cemetery & Mausoleum in Abington, PA. Family and friends may share memories at Read more →

GHS COVID19 Video Message from Dr. Vespe, Supt.

(Gloucester City, NJ)(April 24, 2020)--The weekly video message from Gloucester City High School Superintendent, Dr. Dennis Vespe Please continue to visit the COVID 19 Web Tab for daily/weekly updates regarding the virus and district information. All information will be dated in order to easily find the most recent updates. - Click on this youtube link for the most recent PSA - Monday, April 20th food distribution will continue to be every Monday from 11am to 12pm, STUDENT ID IS REQUIRED!!! All food pick up will continue to be drive up. PLEASE USE YOUR VEHICLES TO DRIVE INTO THE 6TH... Read more →

Investigation Into Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in Paterson Continues

TRENTON (April 26, 2020)--– The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred April 23, on Carroll Street in Paterson, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. The decedent has been identified as Luan Agolli, 42, of Pequannock, N.J. The investigation is being conducted by the Integrity Bureau within the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability and the New Jersey State Police Homicide Unit. According to the preliminary investigation, uniformed officers from the Paterson Police Department responded at approximately 4:09 p.m. yesterday to a 9-1-1 call reporting a man with a gun in the... Read more →

Camden Det. Looking for Driver Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Camden City, N.J. (April 26, 2020)--– Detectives are looking to identify the driver behind a fatal hit-and-run in Camden early Sunday morning, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Police were called to Baird Blvd. and Admiral Wilson Blvd. around 2:30 a.m. on April 26 for a report of a person in the roadway. When officers arrived, they found Jose A. Then-Ruiz, 28, of Camden, dead in the road. Investigators determined Then-Ruiz was struck by an unknown vehicle and dragged before the driver left the scene. If you have any information... Read more →


April 26, 2020 GROUP ORGANIZING PROTESTS & RALLIES AGAINST STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS UNTIL ALL 50 STATES RESTORE BILL OF RIGHTS WASHINGTON, DC (April 26, 2020) – A group of Pro-Trump activists have formed “Liberate America,” a group dedicated to reversing unconstitutional stay-at-home executive orders which abuse the rights guaranteed to Americans in the Bill of Rights. Frank Scurlock, conservative supporter of Donald Trump and his desire to reopen the American economy, has formed the group after states across the nation have taken the “Chinese approach” to preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which includes infringing on induvial liberties and granting... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD GOING AFTER Off-Road Vehicle Violators

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--As the weather continues to get nicer the Gloucester Township Police Department will be continuing to crack down on the use of off road vehicles in the Township. With the number of complaints by community members, #GTPD has bolstered our enforcement efforts to deter illegal ATV and dirt bike riding throughout the Township. Most wooded areas in Gloucester Township are PRIVATE PROPERTY and illegal to ride off road vehicles. It can be very costly to illegally ride your off road vehicle. This is your warning so if you are caught you will be ticketed, and your vehicle can... Read more →

CNB PET NEWS: Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey

Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey just earned the 2019 AAHA Accredited Practice of the Year award! Our team seeks another talented Veterinarian to join our community of 100+ veterinary professionals. Success is all but guaranteed, with supportive colleagues, an under-served market, and an affluent community of pet-loving parents. Our general practice was founded in 1986 and has deep roots in the local community, evidenced by over 50,000 annual patient visits. With an established staff and robust team of general practice, emergency and specialty veterinarians, we are located in Woolwich Township and Turnersville, NJ. Our 24/7/365 emergency center was... Read more →

Labor Department Posts Guide to Help Unemployed Workers Claim Weekly Benefits 

TRENTON (April 25, 2020)– The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has posted step-by-step instructions for the more than 550,000 workers who will go online to claim their weekly unemployment benefits starting Sunday. The easy-to-follow guide can be accessed here. graphics Workers must certify their eligibility and availability for work each week in order to continue receiving benefits, in accordance with federal labor department rules, and the Labor Department strongly encourages them to do so online at Certifying in New Jersey means answering seven questions, and attesting to the truthfulness of the answers. Failure to answer... Read more →

Camden City Residents Receive Special COVID-19 Care

The statement below is by Freeholder Cappelli and Mayor Moran regarding combating COVID-19 in Camden City. “From the outset of the novel coronavirus pandemic we knew that health disparities and socio-economic challenges could lead to disastrous outcomes for vulnerable communities throughout the county. This is the reason that, along with our colleagues, we worked with our partners in the city, at Cooper University Health Care, and Virtua Health to ensure the first testing site was engineered and constructed in Camden City. To date, more than half of the patients seen at the Cooper Poynt Waterfront Park Site, which creates more... Read more →

Child Predator Jailed for Life

The FBI Pursues Child Sexual Abuse Offenders with Tenacity When FBI Indianapolis Special Agent Ryan Barrett was the newest member of the field office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, a more seasoned agent wanted to show him what they were up against. “We had a program that tracked the use of a file-sharing program popular with people trading images of child sex abuse,” Barrett said. “The agent asked the database to show a dot for every user in the state of Indiana. The whole map lit up red.” Barrett stressed that those results are not unique to Indiana—any... Read more →

A Message Louis Cappelli, Jr. CC Freeholder Director

Federal SMART Fund Proposal (Camden City, NJ)(April 23, 2020)--States, counties, and local governments have been on the front lines of the war against coronavirus, fighting to secure testing and making extremely difficult decisions regarding stay-at-home orders and business closures. Unfortunately, as this pandemic rages on, the long-term effects that measures taken to protect public health have on governments are becoming clearer. Without assistance from the federal level, many local governments nationwide will face enormous budgetary shortfalls because of unprecedented revenue loss. The Freeholder Board is thankful that New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is leading a bipartisan effort to ensure that... Read more →

Beard Straightener Basics: How to Achieve Curly Beards 

( 26,2020)--Curly beards are now the talk of town. It’s a new trend that is making serious inroads to the beard grooming industry. With curly beards, you have a chance to look stylish, elegant, and masculine. Plus, curly beards can elevate your looks—especially if you are attending a special meeting or romantic date. However, achieving curly beards isn’t a joke. It requires the right tools, tricks, tips, and dedication. Here are a few tips to help you achieve the best curly beards. Clean With Shampoo and Conditioner Always start by washing your beard. This will reduce the texture of your... Read more →

Down The Shore: Many Buyers and Sellers on Pause in SJ Shore Regions Says Realtor

April 21, 2020 The real estate market had been going strong in the South Jersey Shore region until mid-March, when the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic began closing businesses across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. As stay-at-home orders were issued and many companies moved to teleworking status, the impact on the real estate market was seen toward the latter half of the month. These numbers, which are reflective of the entire month of March, tell part of the story, and Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate, share their expert insights on broader effect that Covid-19 is having on real estate.... Read more →

NJ Dept. of Labor has New Web Portal

(Camden City, NJ) – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has launched a new web portal that allows New Jersey residents to contact the Department of Labor directly for assistance with unemployment claims and applications. To submit a message, residents can now visit the “Need Help” page from the drop-down menu on By choosing “send an email,” visitors can then submit a message through the Department’s new online form. “New Jersey has had more residents file for unemployment in the last several weeks than we have had in entire years, and it can be difficult to... Read more →

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Camden City , N.J. – The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is spreading the word about the Drug Enforcement Administration’s new campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic. April 25 was originally set as the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day for spring, but in light of social distancing measures, the DEA has postponed the event and launched a new Secure Your Meds campaign. “Because people aren’t being encouraged to go out unless absolutely necessary, the Secure Your Meds campaign is a great way to simultaneously educate families about the dangers of having unwanted, expired prescription medication in your home and how... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Seek Help with Identifying "Sneakers Thief"

Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers- Theft: On 2/15/2020 the pictured suspect stole a bag contained over $100 dollars worth of sneakers that the victim had just purchased in a Gloucester Premium Outlet store. The victim and her children sat the bag down on a bench, and the suspect stole it while they weren't looking. If you can identify the suspects in the photos call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime 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... Read more →

Guide to Help Unemployed Workers Claim Weekly Benefits Available

April 25, 2020, 4:39 pm Labor Department Posts Guide to Help Unemployed Workers Claim Weekly Benefits TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has posted step-by-step instructions for the more than 550,000 workers who will go online to claim their weekly unemployment benefits starting Sunday. The easy-to-follow guide can be accessed here. Workers must certify their eligibility and availability for work each week in order to continue receiving benefits, in accordance with federal labor department rules, and the Labor Department strongly encourages them to do so online at Certifying in New Jersey means answering seven... Read more →

Senator Michael Doherty: We Have A Governor, And Not A King

Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) issued the following statement: We have a governor, and not a king. On a daily basis, Governor Phil Murphy continues to eviscerate the New Jersey Constitution. Governor Murphy’s executive order of April 24, 2020, in which he tears up private contracts between tenants and landlords is clearly unconstitutional. The New Jersey Constitution specifically bars the state from changing the terms of a private contract. The terms of a private contract cannot be changed by law, and it certainly cannot be done by executive decree. His executive order violates Article IV, Section VII, paragraph 2 of the... Read more →

Mayo Clinic To Furlough 30,000 Employees Because of the COVID-19 Virus

ROCHESTER, Minn. – About 30,000 Mayo Clinic employees across the country will either be furloughed or see their hours cut. The Mayo Clinic released the following statement: “As part of our financial stabilization efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, supervisors and managers at Mayo Clinic have been informing affected staff this week about the timing and duration of furloughs. Approximately 30,000 staff from across all Mayo locations will receive reduced hours or some type of furlough, though the duration will vary depending on the work unit.” “Furloughs will begin in early May and will be spread through the rest of... Read more →

MVC agency, inspection stations remain closed until May 11  

(Camden, NJ) – All Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) agency, road testing, and inspections facilities will remain closed until at least Monday, May 11, Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Thursday. Most renewals of driver licenses, non-driver IDs, and registrations – including some commercial registrations – can be processed online at Customers can change their address, pay fees, and other services online as well. Drivers with suspended licenses can seek to get licenses restored, if they are eligible, using email instead of phone or in-person interactions. Drivers who believe they are eligible for restoration should email [email protected]. “In order to... Read more →

Rutgers President Announces Cost-Cutting Measures and Tuition Freeze

Top University Leadership to Take Pay Cuts Rutgers President Robert Barchi today announced sweeping cost-cutting measures to help the university address the immediate fiscal challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and called for a budget for the coming fiscal year with no increase in tuition and fees. Barchi informed the university community that he and the university’s most senior leadership will take a 10 percent reduction in salary and that other senior leaders will reduce their pay by 5 percent. The president called for utilizing all appropriate reserve funds, as well as a freeze on all new major construction projects,... Read more →

Helping Older Americans During The Health Crisis

Older adults and caregivers can contact the Eldercare Locator for information on tools they can use to cope with loneliness and accessing vital nutrition programs during the COVID-19 crisis. (NAPSI)—To help the growing numbers of older adults who have questions or need support as the nation weathers the COVID-19 crisis, the Eldercare Locator stands ready to connect people with nearby aging resources available in their communities. Older adults, concerned family members, caregivers and professionals can contact the Eldercare Locator to find information about local aging programs and services that can help address a variety of needs during this national health... Read more →