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May 2020

News Anchor Lester Holt Guest Commencement Speaker for Rutgers 254 Anniversary Commencement

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt delivered prerecorded remarks during the virtual Rutgers University 254th Anniversary Commencement. see commencement video : https://go.rutgers.edu/mts9znxd NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt confided in the Rutgers Class of 2020 that this was not the moment anyone had envisioned for them in a recorded message that was part of an unprecedented virtual commencement ceremony. It was a theme echoed throughout an hour-long celebration for graduates of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences viewed Sunday on the university’s commencement website, Facebook and YouTube channel. The virtual ceremony was punctuated throughout with selections of... Read more →


NJ Day Cares, Youth Sports, Summer Camps Can Reopen in June

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square May 29, 2020 – New Jersey day cares, youth sports programs and summer day camps will resume in the next few weeks, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his Friday news conference. Child care centers, except for those approved to care for the children of essential workers, were closed on April 1 by the governor's executive order. They will reopen on June 16. All non-contact sports can resume on June 22. Murphy said that includes all youth sports, including those that are school sponsored. Summer day camps will begin on July 6. The governor... Read more →


Master Gardner Classes, Must Register by 6-3-20

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Have you and your family always wanted to garden? Do you just need a few tips to get started this growing season? Then join Camden County Master Gardener Coordinator Rebecca Szkotak and Camden County 4-H Agent Sharon Kinsey for the Get Ready to Grow! Family Gardening Series scheduled biweekly on Thursdays during June, July, and August 2020. This six-part webinar series offered via WebEx is free of charge but requires pre-registration to participate. Szkotak will teach topics for the whole family, while Kinsey’s webinars are geared towards youth. Topics include: – June 4, 2020, 6 pm... Read more →


Test for COVID-19 Available in CC

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--CAMcare Health Corporation opened a new testing site at the Gateway Health Center in Camden City. As a result they began offering appointment-based testing to residents, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, at several sites in the City. In addition, patients do not need to be symptomatic to be seen at any of the sites. “Testing is the most critical resource in our arsenal as we enter the next phase of this crisis,” Cappelli said. “We are excited to have a strong partner in the community who is stepping up and providing testing to anyone who... Read more →


Vote Coming Monday on Murphy's Bond Issue; NJ Facing $10 Billion Deficit

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (Trenton NJ) – A bond issue proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy is headed for a vote by the State Assembly next week as lawmakers grapple with the economic effects of the novel Gloucestercitynews.net files coronavirus pandemic. The state is facing a $10 billion budget shortfall over the next two years, according to numbers from State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio. The state extended fiscal 2020 from June 30 to Sept. 30 and extended the income tax filing deadline to July 15. April tax collections that rely on income were down significantly in April. The... Read more →


Register for Virtual Tours, Online Classes

By Stefanie Parker Let’s stay connected virtually during these days at home. Local attractions are offering virtual tours for viewers at home to watch, ask questions, and enjoy some fun at-home activities. Don’t miss out on the live streams from local musicians to fill that live music void we’re all experiencing. Adventure Aquarium: Enjoy daily storytimes with Adventure Aquarium animals! Coloring book images available to print out as a fun at-home activity. Diggerland: “The Daily Dig” Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 1:30 PM EST on Facebook Live. Rain or shine, they have another great educational live video for you. Battleship... Read more →


*Cooper River Park Driving Range Open

(PENNSAUKEN, NJ May 31, 2020)--The Camden County Driving Range at Cooper River Park (formerly the Camden County Golf Academy), a state-of-the-art golf center, features an aquatic, lighted, 60 station double-decker driving range with real grass tees, and a top quality short game area with a putting green and sand trap. The Camden County Driving Range at Cooper River Park is brought to you by the Camden County Board of Freeholders as an open to the public driving range where you never need a tee time. We have space available for large groups and parties upon request. In addition we offer... Read more →


Weekly Unemployment Benefits Guidelines

(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. “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 claim.”... Read more →


What to know about the Economic Impact Payment debit cards

May 30, 2020 by Cristina Miranda Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC If you’re still waiting for your Economic Impact Payments, you might be getting a debit card instead of a check in the mail. This, of course, is the money that’s meant to give relief due to the Coronavirus pandemic. You may have already gotten your payment by direct deposit or by check. But if you’re still waiting, watch your mailbox for either a check or a VISA debit card. And know that the government will never, ever call, text, email, or ask you to click on a... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

USciences Students Named To Fall 2019 Dean's List PHILADELPHIA, PA (05/28/2020)-- The following students have been named to the Fall 2019 Dean's List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the fall of 2019. For the complete list of all (180) students for this story, please visit: https://media.meritpages.com/signup?r=510&p=628ce&mle=99028 McDaniel College Awards Bachelor's Degrees WESTMINSTER, MD (05/28/2020)-- McDaniel College celebrated 555 bachelor's and master's degree recipients during a virtual Class of... Read more →


I-295 northbound lane closures Monday night

Route 42 Missing Moves project Advances (Trenton) NJ (May 31, 2020)-- – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on I-295 northbound Monday night to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. This work was originally scheduled for tonight but was rescheduled due to weather. Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, June 1, until 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 2, NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close two lanes of I-295 northbound from approximately the Almonesson Road overpass to Essex Avenue to place construction barrier and... Read more →


Norcross: We Continue to Fight COVID19

This past week, we continued to fight back against COVID-19 and worked hard to decrease the number of cases and deaths here in South Jersey. I am confident we will get through this unprecedented crisis, if we continue to work together. I want to take a minute to provide you all with an update on what I have been doing both in South Jersey and back in Washington. Child Care is Essential This week, I sponsored the Child Care is Essential Act, legislation that will help child care providers withstand the pandemic, so that they may continue providing an essential... Read more →


Transformative Justice Coalition and Voting Rights Alliance Convene Critical Town Hall

Topics include Voting, Political, Criminal and Social Justice in America Opening Remarks by Congresswoman Maxine Waters WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of current vigilante violence and the death of African-American citizens at the hands of police departments across America, the Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance will hold a free national virtual town hall, “We Won't Be Silent...Register & Vote 2020!,” on Monday, June 1, 2020, 7 p.m. EDT. Attorney Benjamin Crump, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney, Aisha Braveboy and President of the Transformative Justice Coalition, Attorney Barbara Arnwine, will join the family of the late Second... Read more →


Moorestown Police Investigating Fatal MV Crash on Route 38 Today

MOORESTOWN, NJ (May 30, 2020)--The Moorestown Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday, May 30 at approximately 12:30 am at the intersection of Rt. 38 and Pleasant Valley Ave. A NJ Transit bus was making a left turn from Rt. 38 westbound on to Pleasant Valley Ave. southbound when it was struck by a passenger vehicle traveling eastbound on Rt. 38. The NJ Transit driver and one passenger were transported to Cooper Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The three occupants of the passenger vehicle, two females and one male were deceased at the scene.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Nursing Home Data Shows PA Health Secretary Unfit for Office

By Pennsylvania State Rep. Russ Diamond | The Center Square Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine recommend nonessential businesses statewide close for two weeks amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Commonwealth Media Services Last week, I introduced a resolution in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives calling on Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to either resign or be removed from office by Gov. Tom Wolf. I do not take my oath of office to my constituents lightly and I do not introduce this resolution to sow division. Hundreds of my constituents have sought help from... Read more →


WAGNER SELECTED TO COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT II AT-LARGE TEAM

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University field hockey player Casey Wagner was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District II At-Large Team. Wagner moves on to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, where first, second and third teams will be chosen. A student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or 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, II and III... Read more →


REOPEN SOUTH JERSEY NOW, Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ --May 29, 2020--Senator Michael Testa is calling on Senate President Steve Sweeney to join forces and take the necessary steps to fully open the Garden State economy. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Our South Jersey restaurants are barely making ends meet. Last week, the Mayor of North Wildwood created a well-organized plan to allow community restaurants to open up and enjoy the beautiful weather,” said Testa. “What did our heavy handed Cape May County prosecutor do? He followed Gov. Murphy’s orders and shut down the plan. Then the governor’s administration had a helicopter monitor the city. Are we currently living in... Read more →


NYC pharmacist charged with hoarding and price gouging of N95 masks

NEW YORK – A New York City pharmacist was charged Tuesday following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York’s Dark Web & Cryptocurrency Task Force, with assistance from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Richard Schirripa, a/k/a “the Mask Man,” a licensed pharmacist, is charged with violating the Defense Production Act by hoarding and price gouging scarce N95 masks; making two false statements to law enforcement; committing healthcare fraud; and committing aggravated identity theft. “At this time when our nation is battling the COVID-19 pandemic and... Read more →


Sewell Contractor Involved with Direct Connection Project Cited by Justice Department

NEWARK, N.J. – The Justice Department today sued a Gloucesster County construction company for allegedly defrauding the United States by falsely claiming credit for using disadvantaged business entities, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. C. Abbonizio Contractors Inc., a company based in Sewell, New Jersey, allegedly defrauded the government by claiming to use disadvantaged entities when those entities were not actually used to perform work. Companies performing federally funded work on New Jersey transportation projects sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) are required to utilize disadvantaged business entities (DBE) for a specified percentage of the work, and are... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Mouthing

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor When you bring a puppy home he is likely to "mouth". That term describes a young dog's habit of chewing on everything--including you! Usually, this behavior stems from the pup being removed from his mother's care before she has taught him essential manners. When a puppy is born (whelped is the technical term) she seeks her mother for everything from milk to protection. As the puppy grows older she will roughhouse with her litter mates. It is at this time, between the ages of four to eight weeks of age, that the mother teaches her puppies... Read more →


Pemberton Man Receives 20 Years for Sexual Assault of Minor  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 41-year-old Pemberton Township man has been sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a young girl last year. Erick Gentner, of the Browns Mills section of the township, must serve all 20 years before becoming eligible for parole. The sentence was handed down yesterday by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C. The proceeding was conducted through videoconferencing. Upon being released, Gentner will be subjected to parole supervision for life and also be placed on the New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry. In November, Gentner pled guilty to... Read more →


NJ SHARES/Volunteers of America Unveil New Program Providing Rent and Mortgage Assistance

to Camden County Residents In Need Camden City, N.J. – Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV) and New Jersey SHARES Inc. (NJ SHARES) are partnering to offer a new assistance program for Camden County residents in need. The SHARES Mortgage Assistance Rent or Taxes (SMART) Program provides critical funding for rent or mortgage assistance to individuals that are currently facing eviction or foreclosure. “Our SMART Program is designed to assist households on the brink of an emergency situation, where foreclosure and eviction are eminent,” explained Cheryl Stowell, CEO of NJ SHARES. “As New Jersey begins the process of re-opening from... Read more →


‘Electronic Communication’ Used to Launch Obama Administration’s Spy Operation on Trump’s Campaign Released

(Washington, DC) (May 30, 2020)--Judicial Watch announced today that it received the “electronic communication” (EC) that officially launched the counterintelligence investigation, termed “Crossfire Hurricane,” of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The document was written by former FBI official Peter Strzok and was obtained as the result of a Judicial Watch FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) lawsuit against the FBI and DOJ for: “The Electronic Communication that initiated the counterintelligence investigation of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.” (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-02743)). The redacted document details seeming third hand information that the Russian government “had been seeking... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: The Creed

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO BROOKINGS, OR,Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 13 Subscribe43 Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Preiser (surfman #535) operates a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in the surf near Brookings, Oregon, Dec. 13, 2019. Surfman is the pinnacle of the five certifications available to boat-crew members, and Coast Guardsmen. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Bruce Beck Photography Public Domain use approved by Mr. Bruce Beck) Years ago a visitor from Central Oregon stood on the Depoe Bay Bridge, which runs along the Pacific Coast Highway, otherwise known as State Highway 101. She looked out to see... Read more →