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May 25, 2020

Gloucester County switched to “grab and go” meals

(Monroe Twp., NJ) -- To protect seniors and reduce risk of infection, congregate meal sites across the state have closed. Gloucester County switched to “grab and go” meals only in addition to home delivered meals. Food access and availability are among the major concerns of older Gloucester County residents amidst the Covid-19 pandemic “The Division of Senior Services staff and volunteers are on the front lines in responding to the increased demand for meals and ensuring food security for vulnerable older adults in our county,”... Read more →


Memorial Day Message from Miss America 2020

This Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have given their lives to preserve the freedoms of ours. We are forever indebted to those who have fallen, and to their loved ones, for the courage, fortitude, sacrifice, and heroism in the fight for the United States of America. The Miss America Organization has a long history of supporting our troops, both at home and abroad. This year, we recognize that Memorial Day looks different for many of us. Instead of community events to... Read more →


600,000 NJ People Seeking Unemployment Benefits

TRENTON – With more than 600,000 people now collecting unemployment in New Jersey, the Department of Labor is helping claimants through the process of certifying for weekly benefits so they receive payment without delay. The US Labor Department requires unemployment recipients to certify for benefits each week. In New Jersey, that means answering seven questions and attesting to the truthfulness of the answers. But, the certification questions have proven an obstacle for tens of thousands of filers per week because of their work situation. For... Read more →


ENERGY COMPANY FED UP WITH DENIALS WONT REFILE FOR PERMIT; MEANTIME THOUSANDS UNEMPLOYED

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Natural gas pipeline expansion project in New York, New Jersey Dead (The Center Square) – Williams Companies said on Thursday that while it may appeal Gloucestercitynews.net files decisions made by officials in New Jersey and New York last week, the energy company will not seek to refile permit applications for a natural gas expansion project in those states. The proposed natural pipeline additions to existing infrastructure would have provided enough fuel to power more than 2 million homes... Read more →


Rowan and Rutgers Universities to Receive $250K for COVID-19 RESEARCH

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced that Rowan University and Rutgers University–Camden will receive a combined $250,365 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for research into COVID-19-related medical care. “The work being done at both Rowan and Rutgers–Camden will allow the facilities to support coronavirus-related programs and train our local workforce, as well as students, on how to work best during a pandemic,” said Congressman Norcross. “COVID-19 has already taken the lives of far... Read more →


SWIMMING CLOSED AT STATE-OWNED BEACHES, LAKES

TRENTON - Swimming at state-owned ocean and lake beaches this weekend will remain closed, but visitors are welcome to enjoy passive recreation while maintaining a 6-foot social distance from others and wearing face masks or coverings, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. As part of the continued phase-in of park operations, the State Park Service is actively preparing for the summer swimming season. "We recognize that some visitors to our beautiful beaches and lakes may be disappointed that swimming is not... Read more →


Avalon Lions Postpone Charity Golf Tournament

AVALON, NJ --Out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19, the Avalon Lions Club is moving back the date for its 12th annual charity golf tournament. In cooperation with the Avalon Golf Club, the Lions have changed the event’s planned date from June 28 to September 13, 2020. Details for the outing will be determined by the safety precautions in effect at that time, but the Lions promise a great day of golf, food and fun for participants. The tournament raises money for the... Read more →


Another Lackawanna Prison Employee Sentenced For Sexual Offenses

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a fourth Lackawanna County Prison employee was sentenced for her role in perpetuating a culture of sexual abuse within the prison. Samantha Heinrich, 36, of Sweet Valley, was today sentenced to 3-18 months of incarceration and 2 years of probation after pleading guilty to two counts of Official Oppression in February 2020. Heinrich, a counselor at the prison, was found guilty of abusing her authority, propositioning inmates, and engaging in sexual acts with them. The plea and... Read more →


Kennedy Responds to Jeff Van Drew’s Appointment to Trump Campaign Fundraising Committee 

Instead of raising money for Trump, Van Drew should be fighting to get more money and resources for South Jersey Brigantine, NJ- Today, NJ.com reported that Jeff Van Drew is one of only 22 House Republicans appointed to the “House Congressional Captains” program that will help raise money for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Amy Kennedy released the followingstatement: With 100,000 Americans now dead from coronavirus and people across South Jersey struggling to stay safe and pay the bills, it is outrageous that Jeff Van Drew... Read more →


Chinese National Arrested For $20 Million Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Loans

MUGE MA, a/k/a “Hummer Mars,” lied about his phony companies having hundreds of employees; MA’s Company Also Fraudulently Held Itself Out as Representing New York State in Procuring COVID-19 Supplies MUGE MA, a/k/a “Hummer Mars Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Kevin Kupperbusch, Eastern Region Special Agent-in-Charge of the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Small Business... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Swedesboro, N.J. Resident Samantha Silvers Receives Academic Honors BOSTON, Mass. (Grassroots Newswire) May 21, 2020 - Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. Swedesboro (08085) resident Samantha Silvers, a Northeastern University student majoring in media arts, was recently named to the University's dean's list for the Spring semester, which ended in April 2020. To achieve the dean's list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality... Read more →


Rep. Norcross Thanks Service Members

Related: American Hero Face of Defense This weekend, we honor all the men and women who fought for our freedom and made the ultimate sacrifice. Each one of these Americans were sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and friends. Each one of these brave service members is loved, is mourned and is missed by their families, friends and communities. Local Memorial Day Events Camden County will host a Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony, viewable online from May 23rd at 10 a.m. through the week of the 25th. National... Read more →


Secretary Robert Wilkie’s Memorial Day Message

Related: American Hero Face of Defense ARLINGTON, VA (May 25,2020)--Our country has been blessed with men and women whose sacrifices allowed us to flourish as individuals, as a society, and as a Nation. On Memorial Day, we pause to remember, honor and express our gratitude to all those Americans who lost their lives in uniform. The names of many of them are forever memorialized in our Department of Veterans Affairs, State Veterans, and American Battle Monuments cemeteries across our country and around the world. It... Read more →


Memorial Day, A Time to Remember

Related: American Hero Face of Defense STATE COMMANDER'S MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE For 120 years the VFW has honored the legacy of the men and women who served in our nation's military and made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. Our annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies have ensured the sacrifices of our fallen - and the Gold Star families of these heroes - are never forgotten. Their sacrifices remind us that our freedom did not come cheaply, it was earned with precious American blood. This... Read more →