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May 18, 2020

Cape May Point Store Owner Cited for Violating Gov's Mandate; Police Feel Disrespected

source Sunset Beach Gift Shop (Gloucestercitynews.net)CAPE MAY POINT, NJ (May 18, 2020)—Lower Township Police were summoned to the Sunset Beach Gift Shop, Cape May Point on Saturday by an anonymous person who alleged the store owner was operating his gift shop and miniature golf course in violation of the Governor's COVID-19 executive order. An argument between the police and business owner and the business owner's son ensued. Police Chief William Mastriana issued the following statement today about the incident. In response to recent reports on social media regarding an incident that occurred this weekend we are releasing this statement. On May... Read more →


Philadelphia Based D’IYANU Creates Reusable Face Masks In the Wake of Coronavirus

African Clothing Company Responds to the Need of Personal Protective Equipment Philadelphia, PA (May 2020) - Philadelphia based African print fashion brand D’IYANUhas started manufacturing face masks in their signature colors and prints to provide their customers with a product to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This is also a part of their mission to fuel their medical mask donation program to those who need them the most. For each cloth mask purchased, D’IYANU will donate two medical masks. The brand has donated over 10,000 masks to organizations such as Mask for the People and Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. D’IYANU... Read more →


Rowan Cross Country/Track Athlete Michael Onu Receives Joy Solomen Scholarship

Michael Onu GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University cross country and track athlete Michael Onu was awarded the Joy Solomen Scholarship for the 2020 fall semester. The award recognizes students’ dedication to Rowan and the importance of leading a balanced academic and active lifestyle. Two recipients are selected for the scholarship, one for the fall and spring semesters. Faculty and departments nominate the students for their outstanding academic excellence and achievements. Solomen was an athletic administrator at the University for 26 years. She served as the Director of Women’s Athletics from 1986-93 and the Director of Athletics from 1993-2012. Solomen was the... Read more →


Rowan University Swimmer Kylie Salerno Receives Joy Solomen Scholarship

Kylie Salerno GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University swimmer Kylie Salerno has received the Joy Solomen Scholarship for the 2021 spring semester. The award recognizes students’ dedication to Rowan and the importance of leading a balanced academic and active lifestyle. Two recipients are selected for the scholarship, one for the fall and spring semesters. Faculty and departments nominate the students for their outstanding academic excellence and achievements. Solomen was an athletic administrator at the University for 26 years. She served as the Director of Women’s Athletics from 1986-93 and the Director of Athletics from 1993-2012. Solomen was the first woman in the... Read more →


ATILIS GYM REMAINS OPEN DESPITE VIOLATING EXECUTIVE ORDER

Police Officer: "You are all in violation of the Executive Order. You all have a good day." The crowd erupted in cheers and chants of USA! BELLMAWR NJ (May 18, 2020)--THE owner (s) of the ATILIS GYM in Bellmawr were able to remain open, despite the fact that they were in violation of the Governor's executive order, according to Fox News 29 Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer said "Anyone who patronizes a business that is open in violation of an executive order could face criminal charges in the form of a disorderly persons offense for which you could be fined up... Read more →


Charter Fishing Services Allow to Open

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 146, which allows charter fishing services and for-hire vessel activities, as well as watercraft rental businesses, to open with required social distancing measures. These businesses can open on Sunday, May 17 at 6 am. “Reopening charter fishing services and watercraft rental businesses restores an extremely important component of our Shore economy.” said Governor Murphy. “The social distancing measures that we are putting in place will ensure that these businesses can sustain themselves while still adhering to public health guidance.” Charter fishing services and for-hire vessels will be allowed to reopen to... Read more →


Lawrence W. Schreffler

Lawrence W. Schreffler, on May 16, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 63. Devoted father of Jenny Blade-Tester. Beloved son of Marion and the late Kenneth Jr. Dear brother of Kenneth III (Mindi), Keith and the late Mariann. Uncle of Stefan, Jared, Kyle and Casadei. Lawrence was a longtime resident at Woods Rehabilitation. Due to the restrictions set forth by the state of New Jersey services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Woods Services, C/O Development Offices, PO Box 36, Langhorne PA, 19047. Read more →


Camden County Republican Chair Wants Pre-Checked VBM Applications Investigated

HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino added his voice to the organization’s county-wide candidates’ complaint about the County Clerk’s office mailing of pre-checked vote-by-mail applications. After learning the County Clerk’s office mailed applications for vote-by-mail ballots to all registered voters in Camden County with “ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS, until I request otherwise in writing” pre-marked with a red check Camden County Republican candidate for Surrogate, Kimberley Stuart and candidates for Freeholders Nicole Nance, Jennifer Moore and Johanna Scheets asked if the Camden County Clerk’s office mailing of pre-checked vote-by-mail applications was a way to stuff the ballot boxes come... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report; Strange, Difficult Times

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Brothers Cole and Isaac Marble got to enjoy some trout fishing recently with their dad and take some trout home for dinner. Photo by Tom Marble What strange and difficult times the past two months have been for all — if it has been inconvenient for some, remember that it has been devastating to others. With the allowance of additional outdoor recreation under the governor’s stay at home order, we can enjoy fishing as long as we follow social distancing guidelines and stay safe. Answers to some frequently asked questions about outdoor activities... Read more →


Filing Guidelines for Weekly Unemployment Benefits

(Camden City, NJ) – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is highlighting important filing guidelines for residents to make sure that unemployment filers receive their weekly benefits without delay. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic “Everyone facing unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic should be aware of this information and review it carefully,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Even a small mistake on your claim can result in a weeks-long delay while the system handles an unprecedented volume of claims. The absolute best way to ensure that there is no delay in receiving your benefits is to start with an accurate... Read more →


Sister Virginia O’Hare, S.U.S.C., A Nun and A Marvelous Teacher

Father Frederick G. Link/ The Catholic Star Herald May 14, 2020 To me it was significant that the obituary for Sister Virginia O’Hare, S.U.S.C., would appear in the recent Star Herald edition that focused on our Father Frederick G. Link seminarians and their reflections on Jesus’ call to dedicate their lives in service to him and his flock. How, appropriately, we could then be led to consider Sister Virginia’s call to serve Our Lord by educating children well, not only in the “Three Rs,” but even more significantly in the truths of our Catholic faith. The Sisters of the Holy Union... Read more →


Jefferson Health's #Seniors4Seniors2020 Social Media Campaign Connects Generations

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (May 18, 2020) — In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents of the Jefferson Health Care Center – a long-term care facility in Gloucester County - have launched a #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign to send congratulations to area graduates whose final semester of school was disrupted by COVID-19. “This inter-generational social media campaign is a morale-booster and reinforces that we are all in this together,” says Health Care Center Executive Director Gary Pizzichillo, adding that it has provided residents with a feeling of connection to the younger generation, as well as to their families. With... Read more →


VIDEO: Meet the 4 Families who Control Calif.

Gloucestercitynews.net-Alex Jones, the owner of NewsWars, is the producer of the video. Mainstream sources have described Jones as a conservative, far right, and a conspiracy theorist. Jones has described himself as a libertarian and a paleoconservative. He indicated his support for Donald Trump during the presidential campaign in 2016 also denouncing Trump's rival Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. ~ source Wikipedia Read more →


Albright College Class of 2020 Earns Degrees

READING, PA (05/15/2020)-- Albright College undergraduate students earn Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, this spring. Although an in-person Commencement ceremony is planned for a later date, the college will celebrate the class of 2020 with a live degree conferral, Sunday, May 17 at 10 a.m., followed by a virtual cap toss across social media, via #Albright2020, at 10:30 a.m. Local graduates include: Justice Carmen Giovanni Speller-Wilkes of Pleasantville, N.J., (08232). A graduate of Charter Tech High School/Performing Arts, Speller-Wilkes studied English , earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albright. Sara Cohen Salkin of Cherry Hill, N.J., (08034).... Read more →


Stroke and Heart Attack Signs

(Camden City, NJ) – The New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) have produced a joint Public Service Announcement (PSA) targeting residents who may suffer a potential heart attack or stroke and might be reluctant to go to hospital Emergency Departments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PSA, which features Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and NJHA President and CEO Cathy Bennett, was made following reports that residents may be delaying needed health care that they require because of concerns of hospital safety and capacity amid coronavirus. Hospitals report anecdotally that inpatient admissions are down anywhere from... Read more →


Senior Celebration Series: Joseph Domanico

TROY, NY (05/15/2020)-- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Joseph Domanico of Haddon Township 08108 and Haddon Township High School is among those being profiled in their final semester in Troy. While at Rensselaer: Cross country captain ... All-Liberty League three times ... All-Region three times ... NCAA All-America once ... Career-best 24:49.1 at 2019 NCAA Championship, finishing 17th overall ... Competed in mile, 1500, 3000 and 5000 in track ... All-Region three times, including twice (3000, 5000) in 2020 ... NCAA Championship qualifier in 5000 (14:41.34) ... Chemical Engineering major. Favorite sports memory during career? "Winning the Atlantic Region as a... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Social Distancing

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor I’m social distancing. I’ve been at it for sixty-nine years. As a child I was always the tallest among my friends. That made it awkward when one of them insisted on hugging me. Most of them didn’t quite reach my chin. Some of them were chest-height. If I bent down to hug one of them my behind stuck out. If I stood up, I’d lift them off their feet. Either option could cause trouble, so I usually just kept my distance. In high school we weren’t allowed physical contact except in gym class. I was tall and... Read more →


Prosecutor Threatening to Fine People for Visiting ATILIS Gym/Other Places Required to Remain Closed

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May18, 2020)--Camden City, N.J. –Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer is threatening to fine people up to $1,000 for visiting places such as recreational and entertainment businesses, movie theaters, gyms, bars, Jill Mayer hair salons, retail shopping malls, tattoo parlors. Those facilities are required to remain closed until the order is lifted. "While the Governor’s most recent Executive Order shows that slow, planned steps are being taken to safely reopen New Jersey businesses, functions, and facilities like parks, construction, and curbside pick-up, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is reminding residents that the other restrictions remain in... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Maya Marin Garnica of Berlin receives Marines Corps commission LINCOLN, NE (05/13/2020)-- Maya Marin Congdon Garnica of Berlin was among 26 cadets in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Reserve Officer Training Corps who received military commissions May 8-12. Garnica was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marines Corps on May 9. For the full list, visit https://go.unl.edu/rotc-may20. Steve Schuster honored at Baldwin Wallace University's Student Life and Leadership Awards BEREA, OH (05/14/2020)-- Steve Schuster of Bellmar (08088) was honored at the Student Life and Leadership Awards at Baldwin Wallace University during the spring 2020 semester. Schuster, a graduate of Jackson Liberty... Read more →


CAMcare Health Corp. to open five new testing sites

throughout Camden & Gloucester Counties CHERRY HILL, NJ – On Monday, May 18th at 12:30 p.m., Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) will join Camden County officials and CAMcare Health Corporation leadership to discuss the details of five new COVID-19 testing sites located throughout Camden and Gloucester Counties, as well as thank our local frontline workers. CAMcare will now offer appointments for COVID-19 testing to any resident who believes they need one, regardless of insurance, ability to pay or whether they have symptoms or not. CAMcare will operate five walk-up testing sites. Testing is available by appointment or walk-up Monday through Saturday at... Read more →


Long-Term Care Facilities Must Test Staff and Residents by May 26

(Camden City, NJ) – To limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Heath Commissioner Judith Persichilli signed an Executive Directive yesterday, May 12, requiring all long-term care facilities in the state to implement testing of staff and residents for the virus by May 26. In addition, the Executive Directive provides for retesting of individuals who test negative within 3-7 days to detect those with newly developed infection, and further retesting in according with CDC guidance. “Widespread testing is the only way our LTCs can get a handle on how many of their residents have contracted the virus and ensure that... Read more →


Rite Aid Expands Coronavirus Testing Sites

(Camden City, NJ) – Last month, Rite Aid expanded its COVID-19 testing sites with new locations throughout the country, including at its store in Barrington Borough, located at 501 Clements Bridge Road. Effective immediately, Rite Aid is changing its testing criteria at all testing sites to include adults who are not exhibiting any symptoms of coronavirus. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, and testing is offered at no charge. Patients are still required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old, and need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order... Read more →


Sister Virginia O'Hare, former Principal of the Sacred Heart School, Mt. Ephraim

Sr. Virginia O’Hare SUSC (Sister Agnes William) May 4, 1925~ April 20, 2020 Sister Virginia O’Hare (Sr. Agnes William) SUSC died April 20 at The Jewish Home of Fall River. She was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Sullivan) O’Hare. Sr Virginia would have celebrated her 95th birthday on May 4. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, her sister Angela Hopkins, her brother William and his wife Patricia, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews survive her. She was predeceased by her sisters Mary O’Hare and Eleanor Paquet. Sr. Virginia graduated from the Academy of the... Read more →