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May 2020

SJ Leaders Call for Reopening Plan/Timetable for Atlantic City and Other Low Impact Regions

Immediate Action Needed To Prevent Economic Collapse Trenton - Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), Deputy Assembly Speaker John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester) and Assemblymen John Armato (D-Atlantic) and Vincent Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) today called upon Governor Phil Murphy to immediately issue actionable plans with specific timetables for the reopening of Atlantic City and other regions of the state that have seen far fewer infections from COVID-19 than harder hit counties. Neighboring states have all begun implementing phased regional re-openings based on medical data, but New Jersey has yet to... Read more →


Obituary: Richard Kruse

On May 14, 2020. Age 39. Survived by many loving caregivers and friends. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Richard Kruse. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Obituary: Rosie Lee Knight of Sicklerville

On May 16, 2020. Age 82. Of Sicklerville. Formerly of Philadelphia and Newburgh, NY. Survived by Jeffery Knight and Veronica Knight. Daughter of the late Thomas and Pauline Bethea. Rossie worked many years for the US Postal service and as a ward clerk at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, NY. A Private Memorial will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Rossie Lee Knight. Funeral Arrangements... Read more →


Lawmakers in Pennsylvania want to end COVID-19 disaster declaration

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – House lawmakers formally advanced a resolutionThursday to terminate Pennsylvania’s disaster declaration for COVID-19 in an attempt to relieve economic pressure from the state-enforced shut down. The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee voted along party lines in favor of a resolution, sponsored by Lebanon County Republican Rep. Russ Diamond, that would end the state of emergency declared by Gov. Tom Wolf on March 6. Wolf cited special powers given under a disaster declaration... Read more →


COVID-19 Can Cause Kidney Injury

(NAPSI)—According to a recent Harris Poll, too many people don’t know all they should about the dangers of coronavirus—particularly how it can affect the kidneys. Most Americans don’t know it, but the coronavirus can hurt patients’ kidneys as well as their lungs. COVID-19, it seems, attacks more than just the lungs. In the new National Kidney Foundation-Harris Poll Survey on COVID-19 and Kidney Health, the findings show low levels of awareness on both the risk of developing an acute kidney injury as a result of... Read more →


Osvaldo Thomas, 41, of N.Y., Charged in South Brunswick, Bound Brook, Sussex County, Gloucester Twp., and Cherry Hill

Camden City N.J. – 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 Chief William “Bud” Monaghan. Osvaldo Thomas, 41, of Bronx, N.Y., has been charged in South Brunswick, Bound Brook, Sussex County, Gloucester Twp., and Cherry Hill. In Gloucester Twp., he’s charged with one count of third-degree Impersonation and one count of third-degree Theft by Deception.... Read more →


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Doubles Down

on Commitment To Team Members With $600,,000 in ShopRite Gift Cards Atlantic City, N.J. (May 21, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City doubled down today on their commitment to team members providing a second round of $100 ShopRite Gift Cards to 3,000 full-time, part-time and on call personnel. The first Gift Card Distribution effort took place on May 7 and 8, where $100 ShopRite gift cards were safely provided to team members who made less than $50,000, including those who are tipped... Read more →


Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters

Best Friends Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters. That means 83 dogs or cats are killed every hour just because they don’t have safe places to call home. That’s the bad news. Peyton (CNBNews file photo) Now the good: Best Friends Animal Society and our 2,700+ partners across the country are doing something are coming together and doing something about it. Government and private shelters, small and large shelter organizations, spay/neuter organizations and people like you are coming together... Read more →


“Surveillance Capitalism Meets The Coronavirus Shock Doctrine"

The Intercept Presents “Surveillance Capitalism Meets The Coronavirus Shock Doctrine,” A Live Discussion on Thursday, May 28 (4 p.m. ET) with Naomi Klein, Shoshana Zuboff and Host Mehdi Hasan New York, NY – May 21, 2020 – On Thursday, May 28, Intercept senior columnist Mehdi Hasan will host a live video discussion with Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein (“The Shock Doctrine" and "On Fire: The Burning Case for A Green New Deal") and Shoshana Zuboff (“The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Cainan Liddawi of Shamong New Jersey Achievement Recognition RANDOLPH CENTER, VT (05/21/2020)-- Vermont Tech is pleased to announce awards and honor society inductions. Cainan Liddawi of Shamong, New Jersey, has been recognized for the Best Community Development Award for a non-RA - Cainan is a student in the Vermont Tech Computer Engineering Technology program. 2020 Saint Francis University Commencement LORETTO, PA (05/22/2020)-- Saint Francis University congratulates more than 600 students who received their academic degrees on May 10, 2020. Celeste Azzari, Woolwich Twp, NJ -... Read more →


MVC Agency, Inspection Station Closures Extended Until June 8

Headquarters, Online Services to Continue Operations TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today announced that all agency, road testing, and inspections facilities will remain closed until at least Monday, June 8. The closures are part of the Murphy Administration’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Many MVC customer functions can be completed through the Commission’s online services, which remain operational “24/7” and have been expanded. Most renewals of driver licenses, non-driver IDs, and registrations – including, for the... Read more →


CNBNews Book Review: Wicked Humor, Self Help, Poignant Personal Stories, Creating The Right Culture

“Enemy Queen” by Robert Steven Goldstein (NAPS)—Full of wicked humor, artful eroticism, scintillating dialogue, and a bit of intrigue, “Enemy Queen” is an exhilarating romp set in a North Carolina college town. When attorney Stanley Berman and professor Thomas McClellan share a house, they spend evenings drinking wine, playing chess and lamenting their ineptitude with women. Then the professor hatches a scheme to bring a young woman into the house. The counselor is dubious but persuaded nonetheless. The two find themselves outwitted by Victoria, a... Read more →


Bills Now Favored To Win AFC East

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 24, 2020)--It’s been a really long time since anyone besides the New England Patriots won the AFC East. They’ve won the division every single year since 2009 and while they came in second in 2008 (when Tom Brady was lost for the season and Matt Cassel had to step in), that’s still the only time since 2003 that they haven’t won the division. Of course, a lot has changed this offseason as Tom Brady has left the building. Brady had led the Patriots to... Read more →


NJ Senate Plans Investigation of COVID 19 Nursing Home Deaths

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The New Jersey Senate is establishing a “Review and Recovery” committee to study the state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The bipartisan committee will look at a variety of issues including the state’s response to long-term care facilities and the unemployment system. “It’s clear that mistakes were made and important lessons can be learned to improve the state’s response as we move forward,” Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said. “It’s our sincere hope that... Read more →


The Recovery Village Telehealth app

Advanced Recovery Systems remains dedicated to the health, safety and long term recovery of our patients as we respond to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While our treatment centers remain open at this time, we’re excited to announce the launch of The Recovery Village Telehealth app, our new telehealth service. As a leader in behavioral health, we are committed to doing our part to contain the pandemic, without impacting our daily efforts to meet the urgent needs of those affected by addiction. The Recovery... Read more →


Atilis Gym Owner Calls Murphy A Slime Ball; Releases Video Statement on Legal Case Status

BELLMAWR, NJ (May 23, 2020)--Ian Smith, co-owner of The Atilis Gym, Ian Smith Bellmawr released a video statement (see below) regarding their legal battle with the State of New Jersey. During the video Smith calls Murphy a "slime ball". Yesterday, Friday, the state of New Jersey filed documents to shut the gym down. A judge granted the request. The attorney for the gym owners will be filing a federal case against Gov. Murphy on Tuesday, May 26 claiming they have been robbed of due process... Read more →


Beach Tags Required in Avalon

AVALON, NJ---Beach Tags Required: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mayor Martin Pagliughi has signed an executive order that will require beach tags on Avalon’s beaches as of Friday, July 3rd, 2020. Seasonal tags will cost $25 through June 30th, 2020; as of July 1st, tags will cost $30. No beach tags are required for Memorial Day weekend. Starting Friday, May 22nd, sitting/sunbathing is allowed on Avalon’s beach. Beach Tag Booth: The Avalon Beach Tag booth will open for the season on Friday, May 22nd from... Read more →


How to Study and Remember Everything 

H1: How to Study and Remember Everything (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 23, 2020)--As the exams are approaching, many students spend days and nights memorizing the course material. Yet, to perform your best in college, you need to comprehend and understand what you’re studying. To improve your memory and comprehension, use the tips below for an effective revision. To study effectively, you need to make room from other academic tasks and papers. For example, a professional online paper edit company essay-editor.net can fix grammar in your essay. You’ll get... Read more →


New Jersey Faces $10 Billion Revenue Deficit

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey is facing a nearly $10 billion revenue shortfall through the end of fiscal year 2021, according to a report issued by state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic file A $2.72 billion deficit is projected for the remainder of fiscal 2020, which was extended from June 30 to Sept. 30. A deficit of $7.2 billion is projected by the end of fiscal 2021. The state saw a steep decline in revenues in... Read more →


AHCA/NCAL Reacts to Distribution of Provider Relief Funds for Skilled Nursing Facilities

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement after HHS announced $4.9 billion in funding to help skilled nursing facilities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following statement is attributable to Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We appreciate HHS sending this much-needed funding to skilled nursing facilities. Long term care providers... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Finding Fido

Dawn O Watson/CNBNewsnet I have addressed the steps to take if you have lost your dog. But what should a responsible person do if he or she finds a dog? If the dog is friendly check to see if he has tags. There may be an address and/or phone number listed. If he is wearing a license tag, there is probably a veterinarian’s number on it. If he is wearing a rabies tag it will usually list the county from which the rabies shot was... Read more →


Nursing graduate leaves a legacy of service to the Rutgers‒Camden and Camden communities

CAMDEN CITY NJ--– Hecmarie Berrios could be considered the mayor of the Rutgers School of Nursing‒Camden. Sometimes working two jobs to support herself, Berrios made time to participate in a variety of activities on campus, hold leadership positions, and do community service work, all while excelling in her courses. “I love caring for and helping others,” says Berrios. The Camden native decided at a young age to become a nurse. “I get a chance to save lives,” Berrios explains. “We’re there for the patients every... Read more →


Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed Accelerates AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

to be Available Beginning in October Responding to President Trump’s call to develop 300 million doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine by January under Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and AstraZeneca are collaborating to make available at least 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine called AZD1222, with the first doses delivered as early as October 2020. The agreement between AstraZeneca and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS office of the Assistant Secretary for... Read more →


CNB Business News: South Jersey Marketing Co. Expands into Major Markets

Clearbridge Branding Agency, a South Jersey-based branding and marketing company has announced its expansion into two major markets: Philadelphia and Chicago. GLASSBORO, NJ,May 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Clearbridge Branding Agency, a South Jersey-based branding and marketing company has announced its expansion into two major markets: Philadelphia and Chicago. With current locations in Glassboro and Millville, New Jersey, president of Clearbridge Branding Agency, Kevin Pustizzi, said that the demand for the company’s services necessitated the need to open up two new locations. “We provide a first-in-class... Read more →


Sicklerville Resident Assaults Officers, Claims to Have COVID 19 Virus During Arrests

On May 21st, 2020, at approximately 8:06 PM, Officers responded to Girard Avenue in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township for a report of a physical dispute between family members. During the investigation, Randall Rivers became irate and uncooperative with Officers. Officers attempted to calm Mr. Rivers but to no avail as he began screaming obscenities and expressing his displeasure for police being at his home. At the conclusion of the investigation, Mr. Rivers was advised that he was under arrest. At that time, he... Read more →


DEP PROVIDES ENHANCED GUIDANCE ON HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

TRENTON -The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it has developed a color-coded health alert index to provide the public with strong and clear guidance on suitable recreational activities in freshwater lakes and other water bodies impacted by harmful algal blooms, also known as HABs. The DEP is committed to working with local officials to implement the index as soon as possible. The new index will make it clearer to the public that, in some instances, boating and related activities may still... Read more →


CNBNews Book Review: Four Powerful Stories Of Love, Growth And The Soul

Rachael’s Return” by Janet Rebhan (NAPSI)—Caroline Martin has everything but the thing her soul craves most: a daughter. During a routine hysterectomy, she unwittingly aborts the little girl she’s always longed for, leaving the unborn baby’s soul in limbo. She shares a hospital room with a pregnant woman who’s just been shot by her boyfriend. Her unborn child is barely hanging on—and the soul of Caroline’s hovering baby cannot resist the urge to rebirth via this unclaimed fetus. In the aftermath, two engaging heavenly guides... Read more →


Archdiocese on the Resumption of Mass Sometime in June

PHILADELPHIA, PA --The Archdiocese of Philadelphia released the following statement on Saturday pertaining to the anticipated resumption of Mass. In mid-March, the celebration of public Mass was suspended in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass was dispensed. Those decisions were not made lightly and were always intended to be temporary measures. They were made out of necessity for the common good and in recognition of the fact that all of us share a responsibility for the preservation of... Read more →


AHCA/NCAL Provides Roadmap to Governors

to Address Long Term Care Workforce Needs During Pandemic Calls on states to help with immediate and long-term solutions to honor heroes on the frontlines and bring in additional staff to protect residents WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) released a “Long Term Care Workforce Roadmap for Governors and States,” outlining ways state public health officials can help nursing homes and assisted living communities address workforce needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the roadmap, AHCA/NCAL offers... Read more →


Medical Examiner’s Office Employee Charged with Stealing, Deceased Woman’s Credit Cards

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an employee of the Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Office has been charged with stealing credit cards from a deceased woman and purchasing nearly $7,500 in home improvement supplies, electronics, airline tickets and other items. Willie Garcon, 49, of the 1200 block of New York Avenue in Brooklyn, was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and Credit Card Theft (Fourth Degree). He was taken into custody yesterday and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly.... Read more →


Local Police Arrest 37-Year-Old Sicklerville Man for Pointing a Loaded Handgun, Possession of CDS

CRIME REPORT GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 22, 2020)--Gloucester City Police, on May 15, were dispatched to the area of Broadway and Chambers for a male pointing a handgun while inside of the vehicle. An officer observed the suspect vehicle turning onto Bergen Street as the call was being dispatched. A motor vehicle stop was conducted on Burlington and Somerset Streets. Darrell Jenkins (37) of Sicklerville was placed under arrest after officers observed a fully loaded handgun and CDS inside of the vehicle. There were also... Read more →


CNBNews April & May Cheers and Jeers

"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow." ~MAYA ANGELOU JEER--Did you see the massive graffiti (right-hand top of photo)on the ramp on the 295 Missing Moves project in Bellmawr? Those responsible have added to the cost of the $180 million projects since their scribble will have to be removed. A Hiss! Boo! to whoever is supposed to be keeping the vandals away from that area. No doubt the police are spending their... Read more →


What are the narrative essay writing help tips?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 22, 2020)--People who have devoted themselves to writing essays know that choosing the right way of expressing ideas can sometimes be difficult. Depending on the title and the main purpose of the essay, it can be written in a narrative, descriptive style, or example discussion. Each style demands to follow its own principles of composing, such as style, words, literary devices and so on. Each principle may seem simple at first glance, but using them all together can create the essay's atmosphere, and as... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Nazareth College Dean's List Spring 2020 ROCHESTER, NY (05/20/2020)-- Nazareth College students named to the Spring 2020 Dean's List. Matthew Kaye of Wall Township, NJ (07719) Erin Lonergan of Cinnaminson, NJ (08077) Ethan McAnally of Delran, NJ (08075) A student's grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the dean's list at Nazareth Nazareth College's academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors,... Read more →