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May 15, 2020

Gloucester City PD Weekly Crime Report May 8-14

(GLOUCESTER CITY NJ)(May 15, 2020)--The Gloucester City Police released the following report on crime events in the City during the period of May 8 to May 14. 05/08 at 1453 officers responded to the Dollar Tree on S. Broadway to remove a group of juvenile males. The manager recognized the males from a previous shoplifting and advised the group that they had to leave the store. The juvenile males began harassing the manager and also began throwing objects at the store window. The juveniles left the area prior to police arrival. Two of the males have been identified by video surveillance.... Read more →

Good News, Bad News, Gym Goes Rogue, Memories

TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GOOD NEWS! Housing Violator Stopped—A number of residents contacted CNBNews on Tuesday after reading a Facebook advertisement regarding a boarding house opening in a longtime residential property in the unit block of North Harley Avenue. The advertisement pertained to three rooms in the bungalow that was available. The upstairs attic and two rooms on the floor below. It mentioned there was good parking available and a large basement for storage. The Facebook ad showed the inside and outside of the property. Tuesday, May 12, CNBNew contacted the person who placed the advertisement... Read more →

Jonah Engler explains what good mindfulness meditation does for your health

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 15, 2020)--Living our lives from moment to moment with a calm mind to enjoy every moment brings immense happiness and enhances the joy of living. To achieve the state of mind that sharpens your senses so that you can hear, sense, and feel everything that is happening around you but with a measured aloofness without being judgmental, you must practice mindfulness meditation that enhances your overall wellbeing. The practice of meditation will purify your mind by filtering out unwanted thoughts that lead to stress and distracts you from enjoying the brighter side of life, says Jonah Engler. He takes an... Read more →

NJ.com investigations reveal major failures by State of New Jersey in battle against coronavirus

Throughout the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey, NJ.com has sought to inform and illuminate, while telling important stories about what is happening in our communities. More recently, though, we find ourselves in a new phase: The initial dust has settled. Accountability must be sought and demanded. Who knew what and when? Could the response to the virus have been better? Over the past 18 hours, NJ.com published two powerful and deeply concerning investigative reports. We believe both of these stories represent the kind of work that lies at the very core of our mission: To hold... Read more →

Lower Twp PD HERO Campaign-Themed Patrol Car

Lower Township, NJ (May 15, 2020)--– Police Chief William Mastriana is proud to announce the unveiling of Lower Township Police Department’s new police vehicle dedicated to the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign. Chief Mastriana stated, “During these trying times of the COVID19 Pandemic it’s great that such a positive and impactful campaign continues. “ In an effort to promote the HERO Campaign sober and designated driver program, Lower Township Police with the sponsorship of A.N.A. Towing & Recovery designed their newly designated vehicle to be a mobile billboard with the campaign’s signature message, “Be a HERO. Be a designated Driver.” Trademark... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden 2020 Graduate Works on the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Paramedic

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN – As a paramedic, Joseph Lutz plays a vital role in treating the sick and injured in emergencies, but during the coronavirus pandemic, his job has evolved into handling patient care in a hospital and performing an administrative role in setting up a field hospital in Secaucus. When coronavirus cases began rising in New Jersey, the Rutgers University‒Camden biology student was mainly performing his usual paramedic duties at University Hospital in Newark, where he is employed. By early April, the hospital’s emergency department was overwhelmed with patients with COVID-19, so the hospital re-assigned Lutz and other paramedics... Read more →

Road Construction to Close Portions of I-295 South

I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound to be closed and detoured tonight Signed detour will be in place overnight (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 15, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, May 16, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo’s Curve, to replace damaged construction barrier. All... Read more →

$280M in Federal Emergency Aid for NJ Schools

The medium amount for most of the 654 districts Gloucester City New graphic files and charter schools is about $116,000 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 njspotlight.com. Gov. Phil Murphy says state aid to schools is in jeopardy as New Jersey faces revenue shortfalls in the billions of dollars New Jersey’s public schools stand to gain more than $280 million in federal emergency aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from a few thousand dollars in the smallest... Read more →

Plan to Furlough Public Employees in NJ Awaiting Governor Murphy's Signature

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 njspotlight.com. JOHN REITMEYER | MAY 15, 2020 Proposal easily clears Legislature, but Murphy has been hard to read on plan that taps new federal benefits allowing furloughed workers to offset lost wages with unemployment claims A plan that would pave the way for state and local governments in New Jersey to cut costs by partially furloughing public employees — without hitting the workers in their wallets — is now on the governor’s... Read more →

What are different features of dental software?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 15, 2020)--Every dentist wants to spend more of time with their patients, but they won't be able to spend that time because there's a lot of a burdened activity that includes paperwork, staff training, record keeping & chart maintenance all take time away from patient care. To solve this issue, you just need the right dental software that makes your office more efficient. However, many sites are offering dental software that might have the features you need, but shifting through different features and checking all those sites to find the features that you need for office can give you a... Read more →

Child Abuse Cases Increase in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Shapiro is calling on Pennsylvanians to report suspected instances of child abuse as data suggests there could be a surge in unreported cases. With schools closed for the year, vulnerable children are less visible to mandatory reporters including the teachers, coaches and bus drivers who report the highest number of child abuse cases. With 1-in-5 Pennsylvanians out of work, financial stress can too often escalate into violence and abuse. While most families are able to cope and do their part during this emergency to protect our health care workers, neighbors and communities by staying home and staying safe—some... Read more →

Phyllis Harding (nee Cotton) of Collingswood, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City and Trenton

Phyllis Harding (nee Cotton) of Collingswood, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City and Trenton, NJ, was 73 years old and died May 10 at Care One Harmony Village in Moorestown after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was predeceased by her father, Thomas Cotton, mother, Phyllis (Trovillo), and sister, "Tiny" Sandoval. Survived by husband, Robert Harding, sons, Forrest (Colleen) and Kyle (Lawana), grandchildren, Dylan, Sara, Forrest and Kylie, and many nieces and nephews. She was born in Camden and raised in Gloucester City, a varsity cheerleader in the GHS "Golden Class" of 1965, and Miss Gloucester VFW in 1964. She... Read more →

Pi Mu Epsilon Recognizes Mathematical Sciences Students

ANNVILLE, PA (05/08/2020)-- The Lebanon Valley College chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon inducted 12 students this spring. Paul Biagi of Vineland (08361), a graduate of Saint Augustine Prep School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in actuarial science. Cayla Sydow of Mays Landing (08330), a graduate of Cedar Creek High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in actuarial science. Lebanon Valley College Inducts Students Into Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society ANNVILLE, PA (05/08/2020)-- Lebanon Valley College inducted nearly 100 students into its chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi honor society. Paul Biagi of Vineland (08361), a graduate of Saint Augustine Prep... Read more →

Luis Perez-Rodriguez, 31, of Allentown, Arrested for Manufacturing Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Luis Perez-Rodriguez, 31, of Allentown, PA, has been arrested and charged with one count of manufacturing child pornography after a search warrant was executed at his home. United States Magistrate Judge Henry S. Perkin presided over a detention hearing in Allentown via video teleconference today, and ordered that the defendant remain in custody pending trial. The charge stems from the defendant’s alleged sexual abuse of a minor child, filming that abuse, and sending a video of the abuse to other users on the messenger app Kik. The defendant allegedly used the... Read more →

East Stroudsburg University to Confer 1,101 Degrees

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA (05/08/2020)-- A total of 1,101 students will receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on May 9, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, traditional ceremonies could not take place, but all degrees will be conferred upon completion of coursework. Nicholas Baselice, of Somerdale (08083), is among those graduating. Shannon Conrey, of Riverside (08075), is among those graduating. Kevin Henley, of Berlin (08009), is among those graduating. Elizabeth Hogate, of Salem (08079), is among those graduating. Jordan Ludzieski, of Marlton (08053), is among those graduating. Joseph Paolini, of Cherry Hill (08003), is among those graduating. Madeline Richie, of... Read more →

Swedesboro Resident Earns Degree from WGU

SALT LAKE CITY (Grassroots Newswire) May 13, 2020 - Jennifer Sollena of Swedesboro, N.J. (08085) has earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 178,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997. Since January 2, 2020, WGU has awarded 6,313 undergraduate and 4,975 graduate degrees. Graduates' areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The average time to graduation for those earning a bachelor's degree was 2 years, 3 months, while the average time for graduate programs was 1 year, 6... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Gov. Cuomo Denies NESE - Murphy Should Too 

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation denied the 401 Water Quality permit for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project, whose plans included about 23 miles (37 km) of submarine pipeline off New York City’s coast. The department cited concerns over water quality and aquatic life. Transco is still missing many important NJ DEP permits they need to build their dangerous and damaging project. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club released the following statement: “Governor Cuomo did the right thing to protect our environment and health by rejecting NESE. This is a big win for the environment for... Read more →

4 Ways To Manage A Financial Emergency

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 15, 2020)--It is very easy to panic in a financial emergency, especially if you do not have savings that you can turn to, a situation that many people find themselves in. Whether there is a household repair, you need to buy a new car, make an unexpected long-distance journey, or any other sudden large expense, it is important to recognize that there are always solutions available to you, and you will be able to cope without putting your lifestyle in jeopardy. Financial emergencies often seem to come at the worse time, but when you know what options are available to... Read more →

Meet The Stockton University Class of 2020

Galloway, N.J. - The Class of 2020 at Stockton University did not have the ending they were expecting, but these students still have a lot to celebrate. Some have overcome obstacles to arrive at this milestone while others remain positive in the face of new struggles ahead. The more than 2,000 undergraduates and 350 graduate students together make up the Osprey community. Each has taken a personal journey to reach a shared destination. Now they will start on new paths as Stockton alumni. Here are a few of their stories: Qudratullah Qadiri, Biology/Pre-Med Qudratullah, “Quad” Qadiri was supposed to give the... Read more →

8 Things You Might Not Have Known About NJ

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 15, 2020)---New Jersey, the Garden State, is known for many things. Some of these things are more widely known than others, for example, the level of population density is the highest in America, and not just for people - horses too. Such rock luminaries as Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen (not to forget the E Street Band) were born and bred in New Jersey, and make frequent references to landmarks, society, industry, and local characters in their songs. Saltwater taffy, that wonderfully chewy treat is associated with the Garden State. But there are many more interesting things about New... Read more →


CNBNews TRENTON, NJ (May 15, 2020)--Governor Murphy announced this morning the Jersey Shore will be open this summer. Murphy said, "The Jersey Shore will be open in time for Memorial Day Weekend, with social distancing guidelines in place. The shore is central to our Jersey identity. We want to ensure that families can safely enjoy it this summer. " There was no mention by Murphy that the shore is essential to our economy. And, the businesses on the boardwalks, bars, motels, hotels, rooming houses, etc. employ many people. published Gloucestercitynews.net Read more →

Herman Christopher Jensen, 67, of Union Beach Charged with Receipt of Child Pornography

Sixty-seven-year-old Man Purported to be a Teenager on Facebook to Induce Minor to Send Sexually Explicit Images NEWARK, N.J. – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man has been charged with knowingly receiving images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Herman Christopher Jensen, 67, of Union Beach, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of knowingly receiving child pornography. He was arrested on May 6, 2020, and appeared by teleconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson. Jensen was released on $100,000 unsecured bond. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:... Read more →


Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor The coronavirus pandemic led to thousands of deaths, overrun mortuaries, untold suffering, burnt-out hospital staff, economic hardship, and psychological distress. It also gave millions a time to renew their faith, or come back to it. But is prayer a reliable tonic? Yes. Is there scientific data to back it up? Yes. One leading researcher, Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School, holds that prayer and general stress management can reduce doctor visits by up to 50 percent. Most patients would agree. In a national survey, it was revealed that 35 percent of respondents used prayer for... Read more →

A Message from Congressman Norcross

As we continue to fight back against COVID-19 and mitigate its spread, many families are feeling the economic strains that COVID-19 has had on working men and women all over the country. Across the country, millions of people are struggling to put food on the table as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a devastating toll on employment and the economy. No one should have to worry about whether they can afford to feed their families. Local Food Banks Earlier this week, I joined representatives from Del Monte Fresh Produce and Holt Logistics Corp. to discuss their food donations to our... Read more →