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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Beware of COVID-19 Scams

by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Hey college students: even though you’re likely far from campus, scammers are still trying to find you. Maybe you or your friends have gotten an email claiming to be from the “Financial Department” of your university. The email tells you to click on a... Read more →


PSE&G Installing Utility Poles on Market Street Beginning June 1; Expect Partial Road Closure

Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, has been notified by PSE&Electric that crews will be installing utility poles on Market Street in Gloucester City beginning on Monday, June 1, and continuing through Thursday, June 4. The project is expected to require the partial closure of the roadway to southbound traffic between... Read more →


NJ Governor’s Awards in Arts Education Announces 40th Anniversary Virtual Celebration

TRENTON— Students and adult leaders will receive the state’s most prestigious award in the arts, at the 40th Anniversary of the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education on June 26 at 5pm. This event will recognize 70 students and 15 adult leaders who have demonstrated excellence in and dedication to... Read more →


Delaware to Resume State Park Campground Rentals June 1

DNREC to resume state park campground rentals June 1 The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen its campgrounds in Delaware State Parks Monday in response to Governor John Carney’s removal of the emergency ban on short-term rental units starting June 1. The mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers... Read more →


Governor Wolfe Shortchanges Catholic Schools; Did He Misappropriate $47 Million?

May 29, 2020 by Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Catholic schools are being fleeced in Pennsylvania: Gloucestercitynews.net files In response to COVID-19, Congress unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help states financially. Pennsylvania asked the federal government... Read more →


I-295 northbound lane closures tonight

Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Camden County Lane closures necessary to shift traffic (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on I-295 northbound tonight to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning... Read more →


NAACP President to Rioters: "These $%&*( need to go home"

MARLO SAFI CULTURE REPORTER MINNEAPOLIS (May 28, 2020)As protests, riots and looting enter the third day in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, police in St. Paul were seen guarding a Target as people throw shopping carts at vehicles. A former president of the National Association for the Advancement of... Read more →


Strange Calls to Gloucester City PD Continue

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 29, 2020)(CNBNews)--The number of bizarre, funny, outlandish calls to the Gloucester City Police Department keep popping up in the department's weekly crime report. For example, a resident found a baby blue jay and wanted police to take care of it; parents needed help because their children locked... Read more →


PANDEMIC Doesn't Stop American Legion from Observing Memorial Day (VIDEO)

THE AMERICAN LEGION American Legion Post 302 in Oconto Falls, Wis., was instrumental in the creation of the Oconto Falls Veterans Monument, which was dedicated last fall. And on May 25, that same memorial – which bears the names of 450 veterans and their years of service – served as the... Read more →


FBI NOTES: Billion-Dollar Secrets Stolen

Scientist Sentenced for Theft of Trade Secrets When scientist Hongjin Tan resigned from the Oklahoma petroleum company he’d worked at for 18 months, he told his superiors that he planned to return to China to care for his aging parents. He also reported that he hadn’t arranged his next job, so... Read more →


Maryland Anglers Catching Largemouth Bass, White Perch, Striped Bass, Red Drum

Keith Lockwood Maryland Fishing Report May 27, 2020 Christian Gruber managed to spend some time fishing for largemouth bass in a local pond — and came up big with this 23-inch largemouth bass that he released after a quick picture. Photo courtesy of Kirk Groves Maryland is beginning to settle into... Read more →


10 Indicted for Drug Sales in Pittsburg and Beyond

PITTSBURGH, PA – Ten residents of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, have been charged in three separate, but related, Indictments with violations of the federal narcotics and firearms laws, following a months-long investigation into narcotics trafficking in the City of Pittsburgh and greater Allegheny County region, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced... Read more →


Is SBObet safe to play?

By Jack Gallagher Introduction (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 29, 2020)--SBObet was found in 2004. SBObet is famous for online betting. The site has got a gambling license, so it is fully legalized, and they have all the right to operate themselves as an international sports gambling casino. SBObet is one of the top online... Read more →


Carole L. Allen, 74, of Pitman, formerly of Brooklawn; Clearview Regional Employee; GCHS Alumnus '63

Carole L. Allen (nee Lane) Pitman, N.J.-- Carole L. Allen (nee Lane), age 74, died May 18 at her home in Pitman. Born in Woodbury and raised in Brooklawn, she graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School in 1963 and had lived in Pitman for the past 52 years. She was employed... Read more →


NJBIA Releases New Reopening of NJ Infographic Identifying State's Pain Points

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association today released a new Reopening New Jersey infographic, identifying the state's pain points and urging swift solutions to bring much-needed certainty and predictability now to New Jersey businesses. The infographic, found here, follows a business coalition letter sent to Gov. Phil Murphy last week... Read more →


Kennedy Endorsed by Taking the Hill PAC and Former US Secretary of the Army

Brigantine, NJ — Today, Taking the Hill PAC announced its endorsement of Amy Kennedy, former public school teacher and mental health advocate, running for New Jersey’s second congressional district. Taking the Hill PAC was founded by Iraq War veteran and former U.S. Secretary of the Army, Patrick Murphy, who was also... Read more →


Jeff Tittel: DEP Must Stop Montclair University From Closing Conservation School

The President of Montclair State University notified the NJ DEP of the university’s intent to close the School and return the management of the property to the state, effective July 1, 2020. This could potentially result in permanent closure of the School of Conservation. The School of Conservation is located in... Read more →


Art Education is Essential for Students Says 54 Organizations

Warren, NJ (May, 2020)—As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, Arts Ed NJ joined 53 other organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students. In the statement, “Arts Education Is Essential,” the signing organizations convey that the arts have already played a pivotal and uplifting... Read more →


(Video) Prosecutors, "There is evidence that does not support a criminal charge"

Minneapolis, Minnesota-- (May 29, 2020)----At a press conference Thursday, Mike Freeman, county attorney for Hennepin County, condemned the actions of white cop Derek Chauvin as 'horrific and terrible', but said prosecutors needed to determine if he used 'excessive' force when he knelt on the black man's neck for eight minutes until... Read more →


Teen Car Thief Arrested Using Thermal Imaging

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--May 20, at approximately 0215 AM, Gloucester Township Police patrol officers and detectives were conducting enhanced patrol and plainclothes surveillance operations in reference to a series of unsecured vehicle burglaries that were occurring overnight in the area of Hilltop West NOPTIC Spotlight allows one to see what is hidden... Read more →


Pompton Plains, NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Threat to Bomb Religious Institution

NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man today admitted maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. James Triano, 38, of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an indictment charging him with maliciously... Read more →


Keeping Home Pool Water Safe During COVID-19 Crisis

Budd’s Pools & Spas Offers FREE At-Home Water Testing For Pools and Hot Tubs Deptford, N.J.—As pools get uncovered and the summer swimming season approaches, COVID-19 store closures have made testing of water safety difficult for home pool owners to obtain. In response Budd’s Pools & Spas in Deptford, N.J., is... Read more →


Is New Jersey's Public Employee's Pension Plan Headed to Bankruptcy?

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. JOHN REITMEYER | MAY 28, 2020 Investment returns for first 10 months of fiscal year edge into negative territory; value of... Read more →


RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY COMMENCEMENT-AT-A-GLANCE, WATCH SUNDAY 

THE UNIVERSITY’S 254TH ANNIVERSARY COMMENCEMENT WATCH ON SUNDAY, MAY 31, AT 2 P.M. >> An estimated 18,967 graduates will receive degrees from Rutgers this year (13,057 degrees and one artistic diploma from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 4,090 from Rutgers University-Newark, and 1,819 from Rutgers University-Camden). They... Read more →


Murphy Promises State Residents New Information Friday on COVID-19 Lockdown

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday he will give new guidance on “where we’re headed” on Friday and in the next few days but did not say specify what he will discuss. The governor met with a bipartisan group... Read more →