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June 1, 2020

Kennedy Endorsed by SJ Progressive Democrats 

“I’m proud to commit to fighting for a South Jersey where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and thrive” Brigantine, NJ — Earlier today, South Jersey Progressive Democrats announced its endorsement of Amy Kennedy, former public school teacher and mental health advocate, running for New Jersey’s second congressional district. “I’m so proud to have earned the endorsement of the South Jersey Progressive Democrats and I’m proud to commit to fighting for a South Jersey where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and thrive,” said Amy... Read more →

City Pays Antifa Militant Who Praises Cop Killers

(June, 1, 2020)--A renowned Antifa militant who publicly celebrates attacks on law enforcement is getting a cash settlement from a big U.S. city after claiming in a federal lawsuit that his civil rights were violated during a violent protest with his fellow extremists. The incident occurred in August 2018 when hundreds of radical leftists, including masked Antifa militants, confronted police and conservatives in downtown Portland, Oregon. Rowdy demonstrators used pepper spray against police and threw fireworks, bottles, rocks and ball bearings, according to a local... Read more →

SONIC Drive-In thanks teacher in Gloucester County with $112 donation  to aid distance learning

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC is providing teachers with necessary supplies for students to continue learning at home OKLAHOMA CITY (May 29, 2020) – To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students' distance learning needs during this difficult time, SONIC® Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, giving Amy Brown in Gloucester County, $112. Through Limeades for Learning®, SONIC donated $1 million to public school teacher requests across the country on Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, May... Read more →

(Video)Residents Take Refreshments to Gloucester Township Police Patrolling Gloucester Premium Outlets

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--(June 1, 2020)--The Gloucester Township Police Department issued a THANK YOU to the wonderful residents who delivered refreshments (and recorded it onto Instagram!) to their officers patrolling the Gloucester Premium Outlets on Sunday night. Read more →

South Jersey Gas Files to Lower Rates for Customers

FOLSOM, N.J. – June 1, 2020 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), announced today that it submitted its annual Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS), Balancing Service Charge (BSC) and Conservation Incentive Program (CIP) filings – requesting a 4.4% decrease. If approved by the BPU, the combined effect of the proposed BGSS, BSC and CIP rate changes for an average residential heating customer utilizing 100 therms of gas during a winter heating month, would be a decrease of $6.34. “Across our organization,... Read more →

FBI Seeking Information on Individuals Inciting Violence

The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. Our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution is dual and simultaneous, not contradictory. Accordingly, we are committed to apprehending and charging violent instigators who are exploiting legitimate, peaceful protests and engaging in violations of federal law. The continued violence, potential threat to life, and destruction of property across the United States interferes with the rights and safety of First Amendment-protected peaceful demonstrators, as well as all other... Read more →

Creek Road Bridge over I-295 overnight closures continue

as Missing Moves project advances in Camden County Overnight detours this week in preparation of bridge demolition (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 will be closed and detoured overnight this week as the Missing Moves project between I-295 and Route 42 advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, June 1, until 12 midnight, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close one lane on the Creek Road Bridge over... Read more →

Owners of Salons, Spas and Beauty Schools Beg Murphy to Allow Them to Open

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. JOANNA GAGIS, NJTV NEWS | JUNE 1, 2020 | BUSINESS, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ 'I want the state to trust us' to follow safety protocols, says owner of one salon Frank Rizzieri owns a chain of salons, spas and beauty schools in New Jersey and Florida. He has reopened in Florida, but is one of many... Read more →


CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 1, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Katie Ahern, a teacher at the Cold Springs Early Childhood Center in Gloucester City was standing near the entrance to the building Monday morning on Cold Springs Drive with a "We Miss Our Cubs" sign. Our Peyton, who can never turn down a chance to have her photo taken, joined Katie. The state's more than 600 school districts have been closed since March 16, with educators teaching remotely, because of the coronavirus outbreak. CNBNews photo RELATED: Searching for... Read more →

Hirsh V. Singh: Rikin Mehta extremely dangerous to uninformed patriots

You know the saying about rats and sinking ships. Ever since President Trump's victory, the Democrat Party has been getting increasingly desperate. And with the 2020 election coming up, they're doing everything they can to sabotage their rivals — including infiltration. Well, we're not gonna fall for it. From the Shore News Network: RNC Insider Candidate Profile Shows Rikin Mehta as “Hard Democrat” ...in the GOP candidate profile database, the [Republican] party identifies Mehta as a “Hard Democrat”. Screenshots published to the internet this week,... Read more →

The Carino Boys Basketball Club Recognizes the Following Coaches and Players

Even though it seems that the boys basketball season ended ages ago, with an “incomplete” grade, the Carino Boys Basketball Club is pleased to announce and recognize the following coaches and players for their efforts in this most difficult 2019-2020 season. Due to our current health situation, the event to honor all award winners needed to be cancelled. Arrangements will be made to deliver awards to the recipients. With the success of their annual All-Star games, the Club continues to award scholarships to deserving seniors.... Read more →

CC Dept. of Disabilities and Special Needs Offering Classes and Programs

Virtual DisABILITIES Classes and Programs Since many in-person classes and programs have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Camden County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is now offering online and virtual programing. Visit www.CamdenCounty.com for a listing of classes like dancing, yoga, boxing and fitness. The online series is updated weekly. Read More. Due to the Corona Virus pandemic and emergency measures put in place for public safety, Camp Sunny Side 2020 has been cancelled. Moving forward during these difficult times and... Read more →

NAACP Joining Burlington County Prosecutors Office Tonight for Candlelight Virgil

The Southern Burlington County, the Willingboro and Vicinity and the Greater Delaware Valley Branches of the NAACP are joining together with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office to sponsor a virtual candlelight vigil tonight (June 1) at 8:19 p.m. to honor the memory of George Floyd; support equal justice and accountability for all throughout our country; and urge calm in our nation’s streets and respect for the vast majority of police officers who honorably serve their communities every day. On Monday, May 25, 2020 at approximately... Read more →

Officer Down: Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr. Succumbs to 9-11 Injuries

Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr. Connecticut State Police, Connecticut End of Watch Monday, May 25, 2020 CONNECTICUT STATE Trooper First Class Eugene Baron, age 56, died as the result of cancer contracted while assisting with rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Trooper Baron had served with the Connecticut State Police for 18 years prior to medically retiring. He is survived by three children, parents, two sisters, his girlfriend and her two... Read more →

Ronald E. Taggart, of Magnolia, formerly of Gloucester City; Lockheed Martin Employee, GHS Alumni

On May 3, 2013, a resident of Magnolia, NJ for many years. Age 69 years. Beloved Husband and Best friend of Carol (nee Marquardt). Devoted father of Michelle Cooper, son-in-law Bill of Bellmawr, NJ and Carolyn McLean and son-in-law Bill of Ridley Park, PA. Loving grandfather of Jillian Cooper, Kevin McLean, Steven McLean, Kayleigh McLean, and Colin McLean. Dear son-in-law of Emma Marquardt and brother-in-law of Robert and Karen Marquardt. Predeceased by his brother Kenneth Taggart. Also, survived by loving nieces and nephews. Ron was... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Sleep

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor In the past I was a gifted sleeper. I slept gloriously all night long and napped most of the day. I’d fall asleep anywhere—on a bus, in a car, on a straight-backed chair. Once, when I was called upon to testify in Court, I had to be nudged awake to make my statement. When the judge asked sarcastically if he’d interrupted my nap I answered honestly. He was not happy. I slept through most of high school and college and napped... Read more →

Boaters Register EPIRBs, File Float Plans

SEATTLE - Every year the Coast Guard makes thousands of phone calls to mariners, boat owners and emergency points of contact in response to receiving distress alerts from emergency position indicating radio beacons. An EPIRB is a beacon that alerts the Coast Guard that the vessel registered to the EPIRB is in distress and requires a search and rescue response. These alerts can often mean the difference between the life and death of persons on the water and have been critical to providing rescue teams... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Bike Patrols in your Neighborhood

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (June 1, 2020)Now that the weather is breaking, and if you see our Gloucester Township Police bike patrols, please give us a wave as we patrol through your neighborhood! The Gloucester Township Police Department began an active Bicycle Patrol program in 2010. The Bicycle Patrol assignment is an additional duty of patrol personnel. Officers chosen for Bicycle Patrol must complete a bicycle training program. Their times of operations vary and they can be seen during the day and night throughout Gloucester Township... Read more →

Emma L. Marquardt, age 95, of Gloucester City

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Emma L. Marquardt (Gloucester City, New Jersey), born in Camden, New Jersey, passed away on May 28, 2020, at the age of 95, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook. She was predeceased by : her husband Carl F.; and her daughter Carol (late Ron Taggart). She is survived by : her son Robert (Karen); and her grandchildren, Michele... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Utah Police Officer Nate Lyday, age 24, Shot and Killed

Police Officer Nate Lyday Ogden Police Department, Utah End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 2020 Ogden, UTAH--Police Officer Nate Lyday was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in the 300 block of Jackson Avenue. A woman had called 911 and reported that a male subject was threatening to kill her. When Officer Lyday and other officers arrived at the home was located on the front porch. He was uncooperative with officers before running inside the home. As officers... Read more →