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Starting May 18 Non-Essential Construction and Non-Essential Retail Businesses Allowed

(Camden City, NJ) – Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 142 on May 13, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events. The construction and non-essential retail provisions will take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, while the car gatherings provision will take effect immediately. “This is welcome news to thousands of Camden County residents who run their own small business or are employed by a business that will now be permitted to reopen in a limited capacity,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli,... Read more →

Imani Williams, 22, of Willingboro Charged with Attempted Murder

Camden City, N.J. – A Willingboro woman was arrested on May 16 for stabbing a man the day before, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Lindenwold Police Chief Michael P. McCarthy Jr. Imani Williams, 22, of Willingboro, has been charged with one count of first-degree Attempted Murder, one count of first-degree Robbery, one count of third-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, one count of fourth-degree Possession of a Weapon and one count of fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Detectives say Lindenwold Police responded to the Woodland Village Apartments on Friday shortly after 7 a.m. for a... Read more →

The Coronavirus and FAKE NEWS

Check health-related information about the coronavirus from established news sources rather than from shared stories in social media, advises Professor of Communication Jeff Hancock. BY MELISSA DE WITTE Stanford News As people increasingly social distance themselves to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, social media is an appealing way to stay in contact with friends, family and colleagues. But it can also be a source of misinformation and bad advice – some of it Stanford’s Jeff Hancock shares why deceptive messages are appealing and what people can do to avoid bad advice – including checking information from established news sources... Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University’s Lauren Shannon was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District II Softball Team. The All-District teams were announced on May 14. Shannon advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, where first, second and third team honorees will be selected. A student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve to be nominated. CoSIDA honors the nation’s top student-athletes for their performances on the field and in the classroom. The program recognizes student-athletes in four divisions – NCAA I,... Read more →

Stockton University Commencement Online

Galloway, N.J. – The confetti fell on the Class of 2020 at Stockton University on Friday, but it did so virtually, as the class celebrated eCommencement online at home, sharing their day on social media rather than at Boardwalk Hall. The website went live at noon, when Commencement would have begun at Boardwalk Hall, and within the first two hours had 6,000 unique pageviews. “We would love to congratulate each and every one of you, to present your degrees in person, to shake your hands,” said President Harvey Kesselman in a prerecorded address. “But as you know, the current global health... Read more →

Schooley Named to 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Baseball First Team

GLASSBORO- Rowan junior Nick Schooley has been named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Baseball First Team as selected by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America, receiving the honor for the second consecutive year. The shortstop from Marlton, NJ (Cherokee HS), is an electrical and computer engineering major and was also inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society this year. A three-time Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction, he has also received NJAC All-Academic and Philadelphia Academic All-Area recognition during his three years. In the six games of the season shortened by Covid-19, Schooley... Read more →

Guest Opinion: NJ Beaches Open - State Must Uphold Public Trust and Allow Access For All

Megan Steele NJ Sierra Club Communications Coordinator Today, Governor Murphy announced that beaches along the Jersey Shore and lakes will be open this summer, with some restrictions. Beaches and lakefronts must limit the number of people given access, and social distancing norms should be maintained. The opening goes into effect on May 22. “It is good news that beaches are going to open and use social distancing to protect people. It has been a long winter, and this is something that people can celebrate. We want to make sure that everyone gets to celebrate, not only people who own homes or... Read more →

CNB Business News: NJ Water Announces Changes

CAMDEN, N.J. (May 15, 2020) – New Jersey American Water today announced changes to its Government Affairs and Business Development teams. David Mayer, who has served as director of Government Affairs since June 2019, has been appointed as director of Government Affairs and Business Development, merging these two functions into one team. Nicholas DeVecchis, who has been with New Jersey American Water for 14 years, has been promoted to senior manager of Business Development. The company also welcomes Sakeema James, who has joined the company as manager of Government Affairs. “These teams have always been strategic partners and this change will... Read more →

Cash Collections to Resume on Atlantic City Expressway

HAMMONTON, NJ - 05-15-2020-Cash collections will resume at 6 a.m. on the Atlantic City Expressway on the morning of Tuesday, May 19th. Most tolls have been collected either by E-ZPass or by the temporary toll-by-mail process since March 24th when cash collections were suspended as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Drivers who do not have E-ZPass accounts will need to be prepared to pay with cash once cash collections resume. Coin machines continue to be operational. When toll collectors return to the booths, they will be wearing gloves and face masks. Drivers who intend to pay with cash are... Read more →

Intubation Boxes Demonstrate Innovation in Action

Virtua Health explores new methods for safely providing care to COVID-19 patients (Marlton, NJ…) When it comes to COVID-19, the only way to get through this is together. With crowd-sourced community donations, two South Jersey companies have combined resources and are leading the charge to create a new type of protective device for health care workers in the tri-state area and beyond, including Virtua Health. Known as “intubation boxes,” these clear, Plexiglas containers limit medical workers’ exposure to airborne droplets during intubation – when a tube is inserted into a patient’s body for ventilation or other procedures. “For an unbiased, outsider... Read more →

Beware of Scam Targeting Grandparents

NEWARK, NJ—The FBI’s Newark Field Office is warning of an increase in fraud schemes that target grandparents in New Jersey. Since January, fraudsters have preyed on dozens of grandparents throughout the state. These victims have lost a combined total that is expected to surpass a million dollars. Gloucestercitynews.net public service ad “We want to warn as many people as possible so that they might thwart the nefarious efforts of these schemers,” said Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie. “Awareness is a victim’s best defense. Don’t allow criminals to separate you from your hard earned savings. Call, verify, report.” The scam... Read more →

Video:COVID-19 Survivor & Grandson Reunite

A bittersweet time for South Jersey family MARLTON, NJ --A family mourning the loss of two relatives to COVID-19 had a moment of celebration when a third loved one was discharged from a local hospital – and received a long hug from an overjoyed grandchild. A poignant video shows the moment when Ralph Trincone, 70, was wheeled out of Virtua Marlton Hospital to cheers, fanfare, and the waiting arms of his daughters and grandchildren. The Burlington County, N.J., man had just spent 34 days in the hospital battling the coronavirus – including two-plus weeks on a ventilator – and was headed... Read more →

Man Who Smeared Wartime Pope Dies

May 15, 2020 The following article was written by Ronald Rychlak, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi Law School. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Catholic League. Rolf Hochhuth has passed away in Germany at the age of 89. He is best known as author of the 1963 play The Deputy (Der Stellvertreter), which first raised serious charges against Pope Pius XII and his leadership of the Catholic Church during the Holocaust. The play tried to make the case that Pius, if not actually pro-Nazi, at least feared Communism more than he feared Hitler.... Read more →

United Methodist Communities Announces Staff Appointments

Michele E. Matthews Promoted to Executive Director and Sharon Schwarzkopf Appointed Healthcare Administrator PITMAN, N.J., May, 2020 — United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Michele E. Matthews to executive director and the appointment of Sharon Schwarzkopf to healthcare administrator at their Pitman campus, effective May 15, 2020. Ms. Matthews, assisted living administrator at UMC at Pitman since 2011, has been promoted to executive director, and will assume oversight and management of the senior living community. Pitman’s management team will report directly to Ms. Matthews, who brings over 19 years’ experience in diverse settings within long term... Read more →

Catholic League Job Opening: Communications

May 15, 2020 A senior position in communications will open in August in our New York office (it cannot be done remote). The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes: Practicing Catholic who is strongly committed to the mission of the Catholic League Familiar with the structure and workings of the Catholic Church Exceptional writing skills Good oral communication skills Good research skills Good familiarity with social media Good people skills Well organized Ability to move quickly and meet deadlines Ability to cover a wide range of issues Good knowledge of the First Amendment Good knowledge of current political, social, and... Read more →