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May 21, 2020

Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools

MAY 20,2020 The selectively lethal coronavirus spread through New Jersey at a pace that would make a wildfire seem like a wisp of smoke. On Wednesday, March 4, New Jersey had its first diagnosed case. On Tuesday, March 10, New Jersey reported its first coronavirus death. By the time Gov. Phil Murphy signed his historic Executive Order 104, which closed all New Jersey schools on March 18, there were 178 New Jersey cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. On May 18, only... Read more →


Suspect Targeting Elderly During Pandemic Facing Charges from Multiple Agencies

Camden City, N.J. (May 21, 2020)--– A man who stole thousands of dollars from victims throughout New Jersey is facing charges from multiple departments, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer, Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins, and Cherry Hill Police Department Chief William Monaghan. Osvaldo Thomas, 41, of Bronx, N.Y., has been charged in South Brunswick, Bound Brook, Sussex County, Gloucester Township, and Cherry Hill. In Gloucester Township, he’s charged with one count of third-degree Impersonation and one count of third-degree Theft... Read more →


George E. Norcross, III and Phillip A. Norcross Announce Plan to Distribute 175,000 Reusable facemasks to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

(CAMDEN, NJ) – George E. Norcross, III, the chairman of the Cooper Board of Trustees and founder of the Norcross Foundation, and Phillip A. Norcross, the chair of The Cooper Foundation, announced the two Foundations will begin distributing more than 175,000 reusable and washable fabric facemasks to patients, employees, and the members of its community to reduce the spread of COVID-19. At the beginning of the pandemic, The Cooper Foundation began a dedicated fund to provide Cooper’s clinical team the needed personal protection equipment (PPE).... Read more →


Gloucester City's Proposed 2020 Budget $20.5 Million; Municipal Taxes Increase $90 Annually

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 21, 2020)----Gloucester City Mayor Daniel T. Spencer, Jr. has proposed a 2020 spending plan for Gloucester City to be introduced at tonight's council meeting, May 21. The new budget will maintain all municipal services along with maintaining the current water/sewer utility rates. Spencer released the following statement: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the municipal employees have had to work under different conditions, but continue to exceed expectations due to the circumstances. I want to thank each and every employee of... Read more →


Camden-Rutgers Student Creates Website to Help Struggling NJ Small Businesses

CAMDEN – Truth be told, says Eddy Yeung, he once dreamed of being a surgeon. “As cliché as it may sound, I really enjoy helping people and thought there was no better way to do so than saving one’s life as a surgeon,” says the graduating computer science major at Rutgers University–Camden. Yeung’s focus changed, however, when he saw a YouTube video of Bill Gates talking about the impact that learning to code could make throughout the world. “I realized then that I could still... Read more →


CCC Prosecutor Announces COV1D-19 Guidelines

CAPE MAY, NJ (May 20, 2020)--Cape May County Prosecutor, Jeffrey H. Sutherland released the following prepared statement regarding the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the COVID-19 virus. Every Memorial Day Weekend, Cape May County is prepared to see a large influx of people coming to kick-off the summer season and enjoy the many attractions in our area. It is an important time for our business community to expand or begin operations and prepare for the summer season. With many of the COVID-19 restrictions continuing, it... Read more →


NJ Outdoor Shooting/Archery Ranges Opening Friday

NEW JERSEY--Thanks to a lawsuit brought against Governor Murphy by NRA’s state association, ANJRPC, Governor Phil Murphy announced this week that outdoor shooting and archery ranges will be allowed to reopen this Friday, May 22nd. Unfortunately, the Governor’s order has not been extended to indoor ranges. Outdoor ranges that choose to reopen are required to adhere to strict social distancing and sanitation protocols, as well as a capacity limit. Specified protocols are detailed in Executive Order 147. source NRA Read more →


7 Reasons to Choose a DBA Over a Ph.D. in Business Management

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 21, 2020)--There has always been a certain kudos around studying for a Ph.D. The ability to earn the title of “Doctor” is an appealing one for many. However, you need to consider whether this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations or whether it is merely a way to boost your ego and appear more qualified. Traditionally a Ph.D. is studied by those who wish to excel in an academic career. For example, becoming a lecturer or working in a research... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: Elder Bail Scams

(Gloucester Township, NJ)(May 21, 2020)--The Gloucester Township Police Department wants you to help keep your family safe from scams by staying informed. Here are some tips from the National Consumers League. The victim is urged not to tell anyone, such as the parent of the “grandchild” because they do not want them to find out about the trouble they've gotten themselves into. The grandparent never hears from their fake grandchild again and is tricked out of hundreds or even thousands of dollars. To detect and... Read more →


Join the Virtual Moral March

At AFSCME, we are committed to fighting inequality. To lifting people out of poverty. To protecting and expanding health care. To ensuring all working people have the rights and the respect we deserve. These are basic human rights, and we proudly join the struggle anywhere for these values. Now, a global pandemic is exposing inequality and injustice – and making them worse. It is working class people who are losing their jobs. It is the poorest among us, as always, feeling the most pain as... Read more →


Students helps raise Over $140k for the UVM Children's Hospital

BURLINGTON, VT (05/2020)-- The following local students helped raise a collective sum of $140,813.89 for the University of Vermont Children's Hospital through active participation in RALLYTHON - UVM's annual year-long student-led fundraiser and 12-hour dance marathon in support of Vermont's local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Alina Chiccarine of Ocean View, NJ (08230) By the conclusion of this year's fundraising, Alina raised enough money to reach the 'Dancer Goal' - a distinction given to participants who have fundraised between $100 - $249 over the course of... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: SJ Trans Auth - Don't Pave the Pines, Stop Capital Plan

BY NEW JERSEY SIERRA CLUB The South Jersey Transportation Authority is holding a virtual Board of Commissioners Meeting today starting at 9am. We will be asking them to stop their capital plan from going forward because the plan is flawed and the process deliberately blocked public participation. Their proposed capital design and construction projects will add at least 26 lane miles, plus 4-8 miles from the Airport Interchange Project, to the Atlantic City Expressway. “Don't pave over the pines, protect them. Given everything that's going... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Bob Jones University Students Named to President's List GREENVILLE, SC (05/18/2020)-- The following students are among approximately 800 Bob Jones University students named to the President's List for high academic achievement during the Spring 2020 semester. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester. Janis Bates, a Senior Nursing from Mullica Hill, was named to the President's List. Abigail Harris, a Sophomore Communication Disorders from Mullica Hill, was named to the President's List. Located... Read more →


ROWAN MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD EARNS USTFCCCA ALL-AMERICA HONORS

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Rowan men’s indoor track & field team had three individuals and two relays that received All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Rowan’s All-Americans included Ahmir Johnson, Rakim Coyle, Frankie Richard, 4x400 meter relay of Jah’mere Beasley, Justin Bishop, Jake Kolodziej and Francis Terry and distance medley relay of Nick Neville, Vincent Delle, Joe DeVito and Kevin Lauer. The 2020 indoor championships were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The USTFCCA adopted the... Read more →


LAWSUIT: Pennsylvania Counties Have 800,000 Ineligible Voter on Registration Lists

The legitimacy of more than 800,000 names on the voting rolls in three Pennsylvania counties is being questioned in a lawsuit by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, but the left-wing group Pennsylvania Common Cause has motioned to dismiss Judicial Watch’s claims, saying these voters aren’t ineligible, they are just inactive. Ineligible voters are people who have died or who have moved and are living in another county and/or state. A registered voter also gets classified as inactive after not voting in two federal elections and... Read more →


FOR ADOPTION:Louisa German Shepherd Dog

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Please... Read more →


"MASK UP!" CAMPAIGN

RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ENCOURAGED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS IN STATE PARKS, BEACHES AND PUBLIC SPACES INTRODUCES CAMPAIGN TOOLKIT FOR NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES TRENTON - As part of the state's efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has released a communications toolkit to strongly encourage the public to¬¬¬ wear face coverings when visiting the state's open spaces. "Mask Up!" reminds residents and visitors to bring masks to New Jersey State Parks, beaches, forests and other public areas and wear... Read more →