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June 2020

Coast Guard Aids Man Experiencing Heart Attack Symptoms Near Brigantine

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (June 30, 2020)--— The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Brigantine, N.J., June 30, 2020. He was transported Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., and transferred to local emergency medical services personnel who were waiting to take him to the hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Paulino/Released) Waterway near... Read more →


Gloucester City Ends Contract with Trash Collector

(Gloucester City, NJ)(June 30, 2020)--Statement from Mayor Spencer on the Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste and Recycling in Gloucester City. Effective June 30, 2020, the City of Gloucester City has effectively concluded its contractual relationship with Republic Trash Company. In order to be responsive to the needs of our City, I have directed the Administration immediately engage an emergency services contractor, effective July 1, 2020, and I expect a seamless transition. Moving forward in the short term, Solterra Recycling Solutions, Inc., formerly known as Central Jersey Waste & Recycling, Inc., located in Ewing Township, New Jersey, will provide all... Read more →


Toxic Fumes from The Asphalt Tank Explosion Spread Throughout Gloucester City

DEP Needs to Hold Those Responsible Accountable GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- An asphalt tank exploded and burst into flames early this morning in the 200 block of Water Street in Gloucester City. The asphalt tank, owned and operated by Blueknight Energy Partners, caught fire and exploded around 12:49am. The tank is used for asphalt emulsion, and was in use when the incident occurred. “The explosion of the asphalt tank is a terrifying example of what can happen to dangerous and polluting facilities in our communities. Even after it exploded, the asphalt tank was on fire for at least 3 hours,... Read more →


Robert Peter, APWU Local 526 Treasurer (Blackwood) Sentenced to Home Detention for Stealing Union Funds

Camden City, NJ --On June 17, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Robert Peter, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 526 (located in Blackwood, N.J.), was sentenced to six months of home detention and three years of probation. Peter was also ordered to pay $34,500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On August 8, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Peter, was charged in an information with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $34,500, in violation... Read more →


Pink Roses Teal Magnolias: It's a Virtual Shopping Spree

It's a Virtual Shopping Spree Join us In the Fight Against Cancer June 30 - July 2 Cancer is relentless -- and so are we! When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping -- online! Support MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper by scrolling through our Virtual Boutique to select from a wide variety of clothing, gifts and jewelry from local retailers. Your purchase will raise funds to help women fight cancer -- and support South Jersey businesses who will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at... Read more →


Over 100 Leading Businesses Blast Murphy's EO As It Unfairly Hurts Restaurant Owners

The New Jersey Business Coalition, a group of more than 100 leading business and nonprofit groups throughout the state, issued the following statement following Gov. Phil Murphy's signing of Executive Order 158, temporarily pausing the resumption of indoor dining in New Jersey. "New Jersey business owners have said from the beginning of this crisis that they always put the health, safety and welfare of their workforce and their patrons first. The reopening of indoor dining at New Jersey restaurants is no exception. "While we respect the fact that other states are seeing a surge in COVID numbers, such a comparison,... Read more →


ROWAN SWIMMING & DIVING NAMED SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Rowan University men’s and women's swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors. Rowan was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes. CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart mentioned the efforts of Coach Brad Bowser and Coach Elise Blaschke noting that "No team was unaffected by this spring's pandemic but Athletic Director John Giannini and President Houshmand can and should be proud of... Read more →


Asphalt Tank Explodes at BlueKnight Plant

UPDATED The asphalt tank that was on fire The Gloucester City Fire Dept. is remaining on the site photo courtesy of CBSN Philly UPDATED: GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 30, 2020)--A huge fire broke out early this morning at the BlueKnight Asphalt plant, after an asphalt tanker exploded in flames. People in the nearby neighborhood were evaluated. According to CBSN Philly there was a loud explosion. The plant is located at the intersection of Water Street and King Street next to Proprietors Park. In a prepared statement the Gloucester City Fire Department said offsite atmospheric monitoring remains within normal limits. All... Read more →


Have You Seen Linda Stoltzfoos?

East Lampeter Township Police and FBI Seek Public's Assistance The East Lampeter Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Linda Stoltzfoos. Linda has been missing since Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020, when she didn't return home after a church service. She was last observed at a farm on Stumptown Road, between the intersection of Beechdale Road and Gibbons Road in Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Linda is described as a white female, 18 years of age, approximately 5’10” and 125 pounds. She is a member of the Amish community and was last seen wearing... Read more →


4 Accessories Every Millennial Needs

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 30, 2020)--Many micro-challenges plague a millennial’s life. We want to eat better, be more productive, be more organized, have better relationships and so on. The weight of living can really get us down; however, some fantastic companies have put together interesting gadgets and gizmos to lend a helping hand and make things a little easier. Here are four of the most exciting accessories that every millennial need in their life. Keebos Crossbody Phone Cases Equally stylish as they are sturdy, these phone cases are ideal for the modern-day millennial. The protective case helps keep your phone secure and safe... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing News: Northern Pike Aggressive Hard Fighting Cool Water Fish

General Facts Northern pike are a very aggressive hard fighting coolwater species. They prefer relatively shallow weedy areas of lakes and slow moving rivers. There is a marked tendency for movement to deeper, cooler water during the summer when water temperatures are highest, especially for the larger fish. Although not as readily kept for eating as compared to other species, the flesh of the pike, albeit more bony, is very tasty and makes excellent fish cakes. Where Northern pike are relatively adaptable to a variety of waters in the northern half of the state, the most surprising of all being... Read more →


HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO VISIT A CASINO

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 30, 2020)--Every country is unique in terms of age restrictions in the gambling industry. The main condition to visit a casino and play games for money is usually reaching the adult age according to the laws of a certain country. Therefore, a young man or woman living in Spain should be at least 18 years old to be eligible, while neighboring Belgium sets the restrictions on people under 21 years old to play in casinos. So, what age should you be to visit a casino in your country? Online VS Real Casino: Is There Any Difference? First of all,... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Six Tips for Wearing a Face Mask this Summer

Virtua Health physician offers advice for keeping healthy and cool during the pandemic (Marlton, N.J.) The summer brings heat, humidity, sweat — and this year, face masks on top of it all. With social distancing guidelines still in place, it’s important to continue protecting against the spread of COVID-19. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends face coverings for all people age 2 and older who don’t have trouble breathing. Dr. Richard Levine, a family medicine physician at Virtua Primary Care—Cherry Hill offers these tips for staying safe and comfortable as the mercury rises: 1) Pick a... Read more →


Irene A. Goldschmidt of Runnemede

Irene A. Goldschmidt (nee Aupperle), on June 27, 2020 of Runnemede. Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Edward Sr. Devoted mother of Edward Jr. (Julie), Debra Lauer and Robert (Dawn). Loving grandmother of Edward III, Robert, James, Anthony, Jennifer, David and Ryan. Sister of 9. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Irene was most proud to be a mother and grandmother. There will be a viewing from 8:15am to 10:15am on Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass at 11am on Thursday morning at Holy Child Parish; St. Teresa's RC Church, Runnemede. Interment New Saint Mary's... Read more →


VIDEO: New York Trained Tiz The Law on Course for US Triple Crown

Tiz The Law became the first New York-trained thoroughbred to win the Belmont Stakes (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 30, 2020)--Tiz The Law became the first New York-trained thoroughbred to win the Belmont Stakes since 1882 when he landed the 2020 renewal of the Triple Crown event in June. The Belmont Park contest brought up the first leg of the US Triple Crown in 2020 following the rescheduling of many of the major races this year. Jockey Manuel Franco opted to chase the leaders in the early stages of the race in New York before hitting the front of the field just after the... Read more →


Genovese Crime Family Member Frank Giovinco Sentenced to 4 Years for Racketeering

New York - Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that FRANK GIOVINCO was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison for extortion conspiracy and Frank Giovinco, image courtesy of cosanostranews.com participating in a racketeering conspiracy in connection with the Genovese Crime Family’s control of two local chapters of a labor union. GIOVINCO was convicted on December 3, 2019, following a six-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who also sentenced GIOVINCO. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “For years, Frank Giovinco, as a member of the Genovese Crime Family,... Read more →


Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea"

Offers Global Audiences A Thoughtful View into An Imminent Environmental Time Bomb in California (Los Angeles, CA—June 29, 2020) Eye-opening award-winning documentary "Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea" from filmmaker Greg Bassenian (“CSI: Miami”) lays bare the startling environmental disaster that is the Salton Sea in California’s coveted Coachella valley. Charting the Salton Sea’s creation in 1905 to the current devastating environmental crisis that it faces today, this harrowing journey takes the viewer into the toxic dust. As the largest lake in California begins to dry, millions of lives are in danger as clouds... Read more →


CNB Medical News: What Young Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer

Max Mallory succumbed to testicular cancer. Now, a foundation created in his name helps other young men save their own lives with information about the disease. (NAPSI)—Young men and those who care about them should consider the story of Max Mallory. At 22 he graduated from college and started his dream job in the video game industry. He landed the job before graduation at the company where he had interned for almost a year. Set up in his own apartment, he started to live his life on his own and navigate the nuances of that first professional job. Life was... Read more →


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 St. just after 11 p.m. Witnesses said they saw Fernandez being forced into a black... 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 sums of money, or they falsely claim that the person contacted is the winner of... 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 and resources here. All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to... 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 free spirit minimalist passionate about everything he did. He truly loved his family and friends... 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 able to open as fully as we anticipated on June 29. Without the text notification... 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 Holt Logistics, Operator of Gloucester Terminals, LLC. “Keeping our food supply chain robust and intact... 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 on Monday Gloucestercitynews.net files afternoon. Sponsored by majority Democrats, the spending legislation should have no... Read more →