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June 29, 2020

Pine HIll Man Reported Missing Found Dead; Suspect Charged with Murdering the Man

Camden City, N.J. – A Camden man has been charged after detectives located the body of a Pine Hill man who was reported missing late Saturday, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Gloucestercitynews.net files Michael Branon, 32, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Felony Murder in the homicide of Pedro Fernandez, 30, of Pine Hill. On Saturday, police responded to a report of a possible kidnapping on the 1500 block of Pershing... Read more →


NJ Lottery Warning Residents of Scams

Residents Beware of Fraudulent Messaging TRENTON (June 29, 2020) – Following reports of alleged lottery scams that have cropped up over the past weeks in social media posts, New Jersey Lottery is cautioning residents to beware of any social media postings, emails or telephone calls from anyone promising lottery winnings, asking for money or offering to share money from Lottery prizes won. Lottery scams are nothing new. Unscrupulous individuals masquerade as Lottery officials or previous winners of large lottery jackpots wanting to give away substantial... Read more →


A Message from Congressman Norcross

Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 AM Streamed live on: Facebook.com/DonaldNorcrossNJ I will join Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli, Camden County College President Don Borden and NJ Teacher of the Year Kimberly Dickstein Hughes for a virtual town hall on COVID-19 where we will discuss South Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, updates on back to school and more. Participants will respond to questions submitted via both the Facebook live chat and email. Additional Resources: New Jersey Government has a COVID-19 website with live updates... Read more →


Jack Williams, NMN, SHSN E3, of Gloucester City

Jack Williams, NMN, SHSN E3 April 16, 1993 - April 19, 2020. Age 27. Of Gloucester City. Beloved and cherished son of Luke Williams and Michele L. Greene. Loving brother of Luke and Colleen (Murphy) Williams, Sadie and Erick Williams, Grace Williams and Bridget and Christopher Moise. Cherished grandson of Joseph and Emily Greene. Predeceased by Frank and Ann Williams. Also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles and 26 first Cousins. Gloucestercitynews.net files Called home on Divine Mercy Sunday, our dearest Jack. He was a... Read more →


In-Person License and Vehicle Transactions Delayed to July 7

Road Tests and Inspections Still Scheduled to Start today, June 29 TRENTON – The Motor Vehicle Commission announced today that most in-person transactions scheduled to start on June 29 will be delayed until July 7, while the text notification system undergoes final testing. Statement from Chief Administrator Sue Fulton: “We intended to rely on our new text notification system to check people in, then allow them to leave the building and go elsewhere. Unfortunately, this new system requires further testing, so we will not be... Read more →


Fresh Fruit Arrives in The Port of Philadelphia; Ship Docks at Gloucester Marine Terminal

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 29, 2020)--Fresh fruit arrived this month in the Port of Philadelphia according to The Produce News. Gloucestercitynews.net files The M/V Everest Bay, operated by Seatrade, docked at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, NJ, and unloaded some 3,800 pallets of clementines and navel oranges, kicking off the start of the summer citrus season for local consumers. “We are proud to continue this fruitful partnership with summer citrus providers in South Africa,” said Leo Holt, president and chief executive officer of... Read more →


Final Vote Coming Today on State's $7.7 Billion Budget; The Plan Funds the State for 3 Months

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 | JUNE 29, 2020 Key Points to Watch in the Bill Lawmakers plan final votes Monday on a three-month spending plan needed after COVID-19 lockdown stalled state economy A nearly $8 billion “mini budget” that covers state operations for another three months is slated for final approval in both houses of the Legislature... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Cheers Supreme Court's Recent Ruling on Abortion

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today released the following statement: “Today, the Supreme Court rightfully overturned a Louisiana law restricting abortion access, blocking a repulsive attempt by Republicans to suppress women’s rights and their access to health care. This is a victory for women and a victory for our nation, as our highest court has ruled to protect access to critical reproductive services, in spite of this Administration’s attempts to restrict access. “American health care providers should be left to focus on... Read more →


Galloway Tax Preparer Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

CAMDEN City, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, tax preparer was arrested today for allegedly using false information to increase her clients’ tax refunds and filing her own false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Michele Griffin, 40, of Galloway, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with 19 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of false tax returns. Griffin is also charged with three counts of filing her own false tax returns. Griffin will be arraigned today by video... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Sign Petition To Save Cape May County Turtles From Being Killed

Samantha Geisinger started this petition to Cape May County In Cape May County there are multiple "boulevards" connecting the mainland of New Jersey to its barrier islands (Stone Harbor, Avalon, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Sea Isle, Ocean City). Every summer, turtles travel across these boulevards to lay their eggs on high land. The boulevards, filled with out-of-towners, have been featuring an unacceptable amount of dead turtles, crushed by the cars of those who would rather kill innocent animals than take a few seconds to help them... Read more →


Honey! I just saved a life!

Donating blood or plasma can help you save a life in your community Author: Patrick Vongchan, Emergency Management Specialist, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response courtesy of getty images Saving someone’s life can be pretty simple. As a volunteer EMT and firefighter in my community, I have gone through a lot of training so I can provide life-saving care when seconds count. I am proud to serve on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19, both in my volunteer role and... Read more →


VIDEO: Trinitario Gang Members Charged in Rikers Island Stabbings; Gang Moving into New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY (June 26, 2020)—Twenty-six alleged Trinitario gang members were charged Thursday in Bronx District court following an investigation by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and the New York City Department of Correction's (DOC) Correction Intelligence Bureau (CIB), with assistance from the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI). According to the investigation, current or former Rikers Island inmates carried out a total of 14 violent acts in the jail between September 2015 and July 2019. Half of those incidents were against... Read more →


UPDATE/SERVICE RESTORED/Comcast Outage in Gloucester City

UPDATE: service was restored in the 08030 area around 10:30 AM GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 29) --Comcast service in the Riverview Heights section of the city went out around 8:30 am. According to their website certain sections of the city have been having issues since 08:20 AM EST. Other communities in South Jersey are also affected by the outage. The map below is from Comcast. Are you having a problem. Leave a message in the Comcast comments section! Read more →


Video: Consumer Alert: Shopping On Line, Be Wary

by Jabari Cook Intern, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC In this age of social distancing, more and more of our favorite stores now offer ways to score great deals online. Even as shops around the country open their doors again, buying online is still a great, useful tool for people to enjoy. It’s nice to know that with a simple web search, you can find, buy, and ship almost any item right to your front door. But, while you’re enjoying that convenience, you... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Summer

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor It’s that time again. Summer, when my dogs get in my face, panting their hot breath on me, raising the temperature at least ten degrees. As if I wasn’t already sweating. Summer, when kids are outside my window, screaming bloody murder by eight in the morning, continuing until about nine at night. Why are they screaming? Because that’s what kids do. Not my kids, of course. My kids were perfect. At least that’s how I remember it. Summer, when folks ask... Read more →


Gloucester Twp. Police Alert: How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

The Fourth of July is coming up, meaning many dog owners will be dealing with howling, barking, and generally anxious dogs. It’s largely believed that Independence Day is the day when the highest number of dogs run away. Here are tips to prevent your dog from freaking out during fireworks: "When those boom booms are over I'll open my eyes!"~ Erica Cleary 1. Keep Your Dog Away From Fireworks: Don’t take your dogs to fireworks shows or leave them outside during fireworks. Keeping your dog... Read more →


DOJ Records: Obama White House Scrambled to ‘Evolve’ Explanation of Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Emails Document Senior Obama White House-Clinton State Dept. Officials Joke About Being Called ‘Liars’ About Benghazi Susan Rice on 5 Sunday TV shows blaming the obscure YouTube video for the Islamic attack on our consulate in Benghazi. – ‘Fox News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released 80 pages of records that show top Obama White House officials scrambling to “evolve” its false claims that the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S.... Read more →


Philadelphia Mayor Promises Major Changes in Police Department

PHILADELPHIA PA --Earlier this month Philadelphia Mayor James Kennedy promised a number of changes he will be making in the police department because of the death of George Floyd. Some of the changes include cutting the police budget, creating a civilian over site commission of police, using a different methods to negotiate the police union contract, hiring more minorities for the police department. His prepared statement is below. It has been more than 10 days since protests started in Philadelphia following the murder of George... Read more →


Adam K Veron: How much exercise is okay or too much for your wellbeing in a pandemic?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 29, 2020)--Schools, fitness studios, sports, and other social engagement places are indefinitely inaccessible due to the risk of contagion. Everyone is busy maintaining social distance to ensure their and their loved ones' safety. It is the need of the hour, as the Coronavirus proteins attack the healthy tissue when they come in contact with the lungs and spread quickly. Since the virus invades the respiratory system first through the nose, mouth, and lungs, it gets a passage to transmit to others when the infected... Read more →


Voting Fraud Charges Involving Mail in Ballots Filed against Paterson Council Members

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced voting fraud charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men in connection with the May 12, 2020 special election in the City of Paterson. All four men are charged with criminal conduct involving mail-in ballots during the election. The investigation by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) began when the U.S. Postal Inspection Service alerted the Attorney General’s Office that hundreds of mail-in ballots were found... Read more →