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May 20, 2020

Authorities Offer $5,000 Reward for Info on Palmyra Murder

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (May 20, 2020)-Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a $5,000 reward has been posted in an effort to gain the public’s help in solving the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Palmyra late last year. The homicide was committed at a house party in the 500 block of West 5th Street on October 11, 2019. Jonte Rice, of Willingboro, was shot several times and pronounced dead shortly after being transported to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. “There were multiple people at this party, and we hope this reward money encourages someone to come forward and... Read more →


Memories: On The Happy Occasion of my wife, Sandy’s 73rd Birthday

Published on October 21, 2019. By: Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor The first time I ever saw Sandra Cohan was at her front door, 2442 Bryn Mawr Ave., in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Joe Ball I was there as a “blind date.” She was 19. I was 28. I remember my first thought, when she opened the door of her parent’s home: It was: “I like her looks!” Our first date was a neighborhood movie, “Cyrano De Bergerac,”followed by either a hamburger at the Hot Shop, Broad and Champlost Sts., or corn beef sandwiches at King Cole’s, on York Rd.,... Read more →


Long-Time Care Facilities and Nursing Homes Account for Over Half of NJ's COVID-19 Deaths

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square (The Center Square) – More than half of New Jersey’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred within long-term care facilities, according to recent data – a scenario that has launched a formal investigation and calls for more scrutiny and comprehensive testing. image courtesy of Chicago Health New Jersey, which is one of 36 states parsing out its demographic data on deaths linked to the pandemic, reported 5,016 deaths within nursing homes, according to the latest sets of figures compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Of the 41 states reporting the number of nursing homes with positive... Read more →


Cooper Foundation Receives $500,000 from Lockheed Martin

The Cooper Foundation is excited to announce that we have received a $500,000 grant from Lockheed Martin to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for Cooper University Health Care to protect the employees on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. Lockheed Martin recognizes Cooper’s role as the region’s leading academic health system and only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey and we are incredibly grateful for their support of the heroic efforts of our clinical teams as they treat COVID-19 patients and serve the health care needs of our community. In addition to supporting Cooper's efforts, Lockheed Martin's... Read more →


New Jersey's three phases of reopening plan

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday outlined his three-phase plan for reopening the state. The state is already in the first phase, with the start of curbside nonessential retail and the reopening of parks and beaches, Murphy said. The second phase includes a “broader restart” and includes expanded retail, outdoor dining, limited personal care, museums and libraries. The third phase allows most activities with safety measures before the state enters what the governor calls the “new normal.” All of the phases require social distancing and encourage mask wearing and... Read more →


Video: Bellmawr Police Arrest Atilis Gym Customer

Philadelphia Inquirer Youtube video (Gloucestercitynews.net)--BELLMAWR NJ (May 20, 2020)--Police arrested an Atilis Gym patron on Tuesday, May 19 and, charged him with violating Gov. Man arrested for violating stay at home order and refusing to give his name Murphy's stay at home order and police obstruction, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He allegedly refused to give his name and personal information to the arresting officers. On Monday morning a crowd of 200 plus people rallied outside of the gym to support the owners, Ian Smith and, Frank Trumbetti. Obviously concerned about a large scale confrontation breaking out police told the crowd... Read more →


JDRF Founder Lee Ducat and Virtua Health CEO Record Podcast

JDRF founder Lee Ducat (right) hosts Virtua Health CEO Dennis Pullin in her Audubon, Pa., home, where they recorded a recent podcast. On May 21, 1970, the suburban-Philadelphia mother launched JDRF from her living room. Today, the charity is among the world’s most successful research and advocacy groups. (Marlton, NJ….) In the late 1960s, Lee Ducat was “just another mother” of a child with type 1 diabetes. But 50 years ago this Thursday (May 21), she became the founder of one of the most successful not-for-profit organizations dedicated to eliminating the chronic disease. Although she had no relevant experience, Ducat “knew... Read more →


MD Anglers Catching Striped Bass and Red Drum

Maryland Fishing Report – May 20 May 20, 2020 Braden Walsh is all smiles with the first golden trout that he caught last weekend. Photo by Gary Soukup It may be hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend approaches. Folks are seeking rejuvenation in the outdoors, which is encouraged as long as we’re being safe and considerate in regard to social distancing. As we all start spending more time on the water, a reminder that our biologists have instituted several volunteer angler surveys to help them understand and better manage some of the important fish species to anglers as well as... Read more →


Fed Bill Would Distribute Aid to NJ, Other States Based on Specific Wuhan Virus Factors

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. Bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Menendez would factor in infection rates, population and revenue losses JOHN REITMEYER | MAY 19, 2020 Federal pandemic-response legislation that could play a key role in determining how well New Jersey’s finances hold up during the ongoing health crisis was formally introduced in the U.S. Senate on Monday. The bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) calls for nearly $500 billion in federal aid... Read more →


What Has Happened To Our Beloved America?

Earl Foster | Guest Columnist (Gloucestercitynews.net)--What has happened to our beloved America? The one known "Land of the free, home of the brave" has now become "Land of the frightened, home of the easily controlled" over a virus. Couple this with the misinformation, media and political manipulation that has driven Americans into a frenzy of fear that has left them hiding in their homes afraid to go out at all, while the Government is busy releasing inmates from prison, furthering their political agendas, and helping to make Americans "Broke, Stoned, and Controlled" akin to the onset of Nazi Germany. The America... Read more →


Why You Should Sell Your Car to a Reputable Dealer Online

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 20, 2020)--If its time part with your beloved car, it can seem easier to sell it on a general sales site from the comfort of your home, with the click of a button, you can reach millions of potential buyers, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Selling your car on sites like Craigslist comes with its own set of challenges and risks. It also takes up a lot of time and energy. If you’re still considering selling your car, here are some reasons you should consider a reputable dealer. Lessen the hassle Opt for a legitimate online luxury car... Read more →


Joseph Domanico Selected All-America in Track & Field

TROY, NY (05/19/2020)-- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Joseph Domanico of Haddon Township and Haddon Township High School has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-America for the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season. FULL RELEASE: During the week when the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships were scheduled to be held, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the All-America honors for the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season and seven Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes... Read more →


Joseph L. Bush, of Runnemede

Jospeh L. Bush, 91 years young, died May 18 surrounded by family members. Joe was born in Philadelphia, one of six children. His brothers Charles and Frank and sisters Dorothy and Kathleen predeceased him. His sister Mary Devlin of Philadelphia survives him. Joe was happily married to Sophia Bider and Mary Evans Vohringer, both of whom predeceased him. His stepchildren, who called him their other father, survive him: Betty (Charles) Kemeny, Charlotte Lafferty, Barbara (Daniel) Stebbins, Mary Vohringer and John Sweet and James (Edie) Vohringer. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe was a longtime resident of Runnemede... Read more →


Congressional Candidate Harrison Announces Casino/Tourism Recovery Plan

[May 19, 2020 - Longport, New Jersey] When the COVID-19 first broke, the United Stated witnessed nearly 1000 commercial and tribal casinos shuttered their doors in less than a week, with more than one million employees throughout the country affected by the pandemic Locally, the month prior to the pandemic, the Atlantic City casino industry extended its streak of gaming revenue increases to 20 consecutive months, with total gaming revenue by the city’s nine casinos reaching more than $270.5 million in January, a nearly $50 million increase, or $22.6 year-over year. Unfortunately, since the shutdown, over 27,000 employees, most of whom... Read more →


European Gaming Sites Are Paving the Way for US Sports Betting and Online Casino

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 20, 2020)--When the Supreme Court finally sided with New Jersey’s calls to open up sports betting in the US, it signaled a new era of opportunity. Indeed, with the Tenth Amendment invoked and states given the power to regulate sports betting if they so desired, the Garden State was quick to jump on the bandwagon. That had a domino effect that prompted Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana, and a host of other states to follow suit. Partnerships and Synergy Can Create an $8 Billion Industry The potential for growth is massive, and not just for betting companies. Through a combination of tie-ups... Read more →


Acenda’s Family Success Centers Offer Digital Activities for Families

When You Can’t Connect in Person, Go Virtual (Glassboro, NJ – May 19, 2020) - When presented with New Jersey’s stay-at-home order, Acenda’s eight Family Success Centers (FSCs), located throughout South Jersey, quickly transitioned from in-person events to virtual programming easily accessible for its neighborhood participants. FSCs are community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where community residents go for family support, interactive workshops, activities, and groups. The FSCs are beautiful spaces designed to bring the community together to build relationships, strengthen the community and the families in it. “We have found creative ways to stay connected to our community during this time... Read more →


Delawareans Can Resume Swimming, Sunbathing at State Park Beaches Memorial Day Weekend

Beach restrictions to be lifted, visitor numbers limited in state parks for Memorial Day weekend Campgrounds remain closed through at least May 31 Delawareans will resume activities such as swimming and sunbathing on Delaware State Park beaches for Memorial Day weekend, with existing restrictions on beaches being lifted by the Governor effective Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m. Out-of-state visitors who have maintained a 14-day quarantine since entering the state are also allowed to resume activity on Delaware beaches. Since March, beach activities had been limited to exercising, dog-walking and restricted surf fishing as part of precautions against the spread of... Read more →


Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Staff Win Nursing DAISY Awards

For Immediate Release Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital ICU Team, Emergency Department Nurse Receive DAISY Awards VOORHEES, NJ, May 19, 2020 — Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s ICU nursing staff was recently honored with the 2019 DAISY Team for extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care. Additionally, Cherry Hill Emergency Department nurse Erica Ceron BSN, RN, received the first-quarter 2020 DAISY Award for individual achievement. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. The DAISY Team Award honors collaboration among two or more... Read more →


How Gun Control Reduce Mass Shootings?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 20, 2020)--Thinking about how to prevent mass shootings and school shooting prevention? 22 people were killed, and dozens more were injured in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. 9 people were killed in Dayton, Ohio with 27 more wounded. A 19-year old student killed 3 people in Gilroy, California before he killed himself. Donald Trump suggests that violent video games and poor mental health are to blame for these shootings. However, that is not what science shows and predicts. What science demonstrates and shows is that the number of mass shootings and gun deaths in the United States is higher... Read more →


Workit Health's Addiction Treatment Joins Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey collaborates with telemedicine addiction care provider Workit Health to offer digital treatment to those struggling with opioid and alcohol use disorder. (New Jersey - May, 2020) Workit Health announced the expansion of its health care service to include Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), the state’s largest health insurer. Workit Health’s telemedicine program offering evidence-based digital treatment for opioid and alcohol use disorders will be covered under all Horizon BCBSNJ’s Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans. Horizon BCBSNJ members are now able to sign up for Workit Health’s digital addiction... Read more →


Camden County Virtual Town Hall Today

Today, at noon, I am joining Camden County Government officials for a virtual town hall discussion to talk to you all directly about COVID-19 and address your questions and concerns. Wednesday, May 20 at 12:00 PM Streamed live on: Facebook.com/DonaldNorcrossNJ I will join Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli and Camden County Freeholder Melinda Kane for a virtual town hall on COVID-19 to discuss the House’s passage of the Heroes Act, testing in South Jersey, the path forward to reopening and more. Participants will respond to questions submitted via both the Facebook live chat and email. Additional Resources: New Jersey Government... Read more →


New Jersey commercial fishing operations counting on relief funds to stay in business

By Joe Chen | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Garden State Seafood Association is hoping the $11 million recently allocated to New Jersey’s seafood industry as part of the coronavirus stimulus law will prepare it for reopening. “The money should go to those businesses that have a proven negative impact from the COVID pandemic and should be used to help keep as many fishing businesses in operation as possible,” Scot Mackey, the Garden State Seafood Association (GSSA) Government Affairs director based in Trenton, told The Center Square. Mackey said he hopes the funds can be distributed to impacted... Read more →


NJ Driver License, Registration, and Inspection Expiration Dates Extended

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today announced additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in their continuing efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and safeguard public health. Effective immediately, the following documents, if expiring between March 13 and May 31, have been extended to July 31. Documents expiring June 30 are extended two months to August 31, and those expiring July 31 are extended to September 30. All Standard driver licenses (including permits) and standard non-driver IDs Privately owned and commercial vehicle registrations Vehicle inspections Purple Heart/Disabled Veteran placards Temporary... Read more →


Rowan's University Athletes Rowe and Sturdivant Receive Indoor Track All-America Honors

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Rowan indoor track athletes Angel Rowe and Myiah Sturdivant were awarded All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The 2020 indoor championships were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The USTFCCA adopted the policy that selected individuals and relays for the NCAA Championships will be recognized as All-Americans. “ I think it's a really good thing the association is doing,” said women’s track & field head coach Ringo Adamson. “Considering all of the things that happened to them, not being able to compete in their meet and the outdoor season... Read more →