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July 2020

Port Condition Whiskey for Virginia and Maryland

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 31, 2020)--— The ports of Virginia and Maryland have been set to Port Condition Whiskey by their respective Captains of the Port due to predicted sustained tropical storm force winds generated by Hurricane Isaias that may arrive within the next 72 hours. Gloucestercitynews.net files Ports are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while Whiskey remains in effect. All self-propelled oceangoing vessels over 500 gross tons (US) and all oceangoing barges and their supporting tugs will report within 24 hours their intention to depart or remain in port to the appropriate Captain of the Port. Those intending to remain in port will complete a "Remaining in Port Checklist for Oceangoing Vessels." Remain in Port checklists and a complete listing of all recommended storm preparations for facility and vessel operators are listed in the Maritime Severe Weather Contingency Plan for port stakeholders. A... Read more →


Robert G. Kimble, of Gloucester City, age 62

Suddenly on July 27, 2020 of Gloucester City, age 62. He is the beloved son of the late Guy and Martha (nee Meyer) Kimble, loving brother and best friend to the late William, survived by his loving sisters Karen (Mike) and Linda (James). He is the dear uncle of Michael, Scott, Alison and Amy. He is also survived by his faithful pups Roxy and Little Bob. Bob retired from the NJDOT in 2002. Bobby enjoyed spending his time outdoors, riding his motorcycle, and drinking a few beers. Bobby's friends are invited to join the family on Saturday morning between 10:00 and 11:00 am at Creran Celebration Etherington & Creran Funeral Homes 700 Powell St. Gloucester City for a memorial service. Inurnment will follow at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Camden County Animal Welfare Association 509 Centennial Blvd. Voorhees, NJ 08043 www.awanj.org To... Read more →


Kenneth J. Keller, Sr., of Runnemede; Executive Chef, Ambrogi Foods Employee, Teamsters Union Member

Kenneth J. Keller, Sr., on July 28, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 63. Beloved husband of 41 years to Carol Kwiatkowski. Devoted father of Christine, Kenneth II, Vincent, and Lori. Loving Pop Pop of Harper Grace and Landon Jacob and godfather of Gabrielle Keller. Dear brother of Matthew Keller, Charles Keller, and Sally Shapiro. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and his faithful companion Teddy. Ken was an executive chef, a driver for Ambrogi Foods in Thorofare, and a member of the Teamsters Union for 27 years. There will be a visitation from 7pm to 9pm Monday and from 10am to 11am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Interment New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Animal Adoption Center, PO Box 4017, Lindenwold, NJ 08021 and St. Jude Children's Research... Read more →


Christopher J. Boldizar, age 54, of Brooklawn; U.S. Army Veteran, GHS Alumnus

Christopher J. Boldizar, age 54, of Brooklawn, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020, at home after a brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer, with his loving family by his side. Chris was the loving husband of Linda Griffith-Boldizar. Loving father of Brittany, Christopher (Hannah), Sydney and Paige. Cherished grandfather of Gracie, Maddox, Quinn and Myla. Beloved son of Daniel Connelly and the late Judy Lee Connelly (née Hopkins). Loving brother of Randy (Patti), Eric (Andrea), Jennifer (John), Daniel (Lynn), Jason (Christina) and Lisa (Jack). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and devoted friends who stood by him through this battle until the end. Chris was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1984. He proudly served our country in the US Army 10th Mountain Division Ft. Drum from 1987 to 1990. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Saturday, August 29th, from 9:30 to... Read more →


Marijuana Seeds US Trending With Best Cannabis Genetics!

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 31, 2020)--When it comes to marijuana seed strains, the US cannabis industry has marveled everyone. According to recent surveys, marijuana seeds US are the most potent as well as enjoyable cannabis strains all over the world. After years of research, today the USA cannabis industry along with professional breeders has been successful in cultivating marijuana seed strains with ‘The Best’ genetics. You must be wondering about what these strains are and why are they so popular? 101growinglights is one of the leading marijuana growing light suppliers has searched and listed all 5 elite cannabis strains of the US weed industry. USA Top 5 Special Cannabis Seeds The US cannabis industry has been generating billions of revenue per year because of it’s 5 best marijuana seed strains. One of the leading factors that make marijuana seeds the US popular among the masses is the extremely high TCH level of the... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Crime Prevention Tip: A Photo of Your Bike's Serial #

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--The “Block Flyer” Bicycles have quickly become popular among young kids, and are available in several cool colors, sizes, and PRICE. They have also become popular with thieves, too, as Gloucester Township Police patrols have taken several theft reports over the past weeks. While taking these theft reports, our Patrol Officers are reporting that many victims DID NOT have their bike serial number recorded. Without the serial number, police can’t enter the specific bike into the computer system and/or locate the owner to return it. Our advice to you: Take photos of your bike and serial number with your phone, and keep them on your iCloud or Google Photos! It’s very simple, only takes a moment, and can easily be accessed in the near future in the even the bicycle is stolen. The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks... Read more →


Virtual Programming for August at Avalon Free Public Library

AVALON, N.J. – The Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon History Center have reopened with limited services, and continue with virtual programming through August via video conferencing and digital links. Library operating hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm and Closed Wednesdays, reserving the first hour of each day for high risk individuals. Avalon History Center will be open for visits Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. Visits to both facilities will be limited to 20 minutes, masks are required to enter and there will be a limited occupancy to support social distancing. In addition to browsing for materials, patrons will also have access to public computers, scan/fax and copier service for sessions limited to 15 minutes. Below please find highlighted programming through August. Participants can register ahead of time to receive the event link. A full calendar of events can be found at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.... Read more →


ProPublica: Voting By Mail Would Reduce COVID-19 Transmission But There Are Other Risks

This article was originally published by ProPublica by Jessica Huseman Election worker Ruth Ard opens vote-by-mail ballots for the presidential primary on March 10 in Renton, Washington. (Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty) Because of a rise in its Latino population, Gwinnett County in suburban Atlanta had to mail out absentee ballots with information in both English and Spanish in 2018. The result was chaos. The county accommodated the increased text by printing it in 6.5-point font, making each letter smaller than a sesame seed. Many voters were confused by the instructions — in particular, that they had to sign the back of the yellow envelope before returning it or their votes wouldn’t count. Gwinnett rejected 595 absentee ballots, a third of all those tossed in Georgia, often without notifying the spurned voters. Only a hurried lawsuit by the ACLU forced the county to reexamine the discarded ballots. The debacle caused in Gwinnett by... Read more →


NEW JERSEY LOTTERY ANNOUNCES FISCAL YEAR 2020 SALES

TRENTON (July 30, 2020) – The New Jersey Lottery Commission held its July Commission meeting today and announced its results for the Fiscal Year that ended on June 30, 2020. The Lottery had sales of $3.2 billion and contributed $937 million in revenue to the State. Sales were down 7.7% compared to the prior year. The results are unaudited figures and the total amount of the final contribution to the State will increase when the Lottery's Fiscal Year 2020 financial audit is complete. In Fiscal Year 2019, the New Jersey Lottery benefited from high jackpots in the multistate games Powerball and Mega Millions, resulting in record sales. Sales for both games were down significantly this year compared to the prior year, and were further impacted as both games reduced starting jackpots from $40 million to $20 million because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic had a... Read more →


CNBNews Travel: Things To Do In Philadelphia

Spirit of Philadelphia is Back! Get excited: Spirit Cruises by Hornblower is once again cruising on the Delaware River, and offering alfresco dining on its beautiful outdoor decks. Plus, with reinforced SafeCruise guidelines — including additional health checks and safety measures to ensure the health and safety of all passengers — guests can relax as they take in the fresh air and enjoy time on the water. CHECK OUT THE HORNBLOWER SAFECRUISE COMMITMENT On the Menu: Smooth Sailing, Awesome Eats, Delicious Drinks Gather your crew and cruise down the Delaware River as you savor a delectable outdoor meal in the fresh air. Partake in a plated menu with tableside bar service and enjoy a good time with great company and even better views. Seating is limited, so please check the cruise schedule for availability. See you on the water! BOOK NOW Host the Perfect Event on the Water Take your... Read more →


VIDEO: Ninja Like Shoplifter Steals Cigarettes at Royal Farms, But Forgets to Wear a Mask!

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (July 31, 2020)--The pictured suspect enters and exits the Royal Farms Store several times starting at approximately 2:30 AM, as it appeared he was waiting for the employees to leave the front of the store. The suspect then proceeds to his dark Nissan where he places a tank top over his head, and enters the store, then again returns to his vehicle’s trunk to retrieve a large sneaker box. Entering the store with the tank top totally covering the top and back of his head, but not the important parts like his FACE, the suspect then proceeds into a low squat and moves with stealth precision to behind the counter where he loads numerous boxes of cigarettes into his giant shoebox. As the suspect exits from behind the counter, he quickly realizes that a store employee spotted him so he attempts to utilize his cloaking and ninja... Read more →


NJDOT Alert: I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound to be closed Tonighrt

Signed detour will be in place overnight (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, July 31, until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, August 1, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, for roadway construction activities. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The following detour will be in place overnight: I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound detour: Motorists traveling on I-295 southbound to Route 42 southbound will be directed to exit left at Exit 26/I-76 westbound Take I-76 westbound to Exit 2/I-676 northbound Take I-676 northbound to Exit 1/Collings Avenue Turn... Read more →


NJBIA Statement:Workers' Comp Bill, Unnecessarily Adding Costs to Struggling Employers

NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas issued the following statement on today’s passage by the Assembly of bill A-3999, which allows a presumption that certain essential employees contracted COVID-19 on the job and shifts the response costs onto New Jersey’s workers' compensation system. "Those who sponsored and voted in favor of this legislation made a conscious choice to place additional burdens of a worldwide pandemic on the backs of New Jersey employers who are already struggling. "This bill will needlessly increase workers' comp premiums and ultimately result in a significant financial loss for employers. “More disappointingly, in addition to forcing the employer community to shoulder the increase, New Jersey is irresponsibly leaving federal CARES Act money on the table that is specifically allocated to cover the cost of essential workers who do contract COVID-19 on the job. “The Legislature had the opportunity to modify this bill to define an... Read more →


CNB Fishing NJ: Recreational Fishing Regulation Cards for 2020 Now Available Online

Gloucestercitynews.net files NJSGC’s Fish and Wildlife marine recreational fishing regulation cards are now available for 2020. The free, downloadable cards are provided by New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Please click here to download a copy. The cards provide information on the correct minimum size, possession limits, and season of catch. The cards are convenient to bring on any fishing outing, complete with built-in ruler to measure your catch and make sure they are above the minimum size. We recommend laminating after printing. Fish are measured from tip of snout to tip of tail, with the exception of black sea bass and sharks. No species of fish with a minimum size limits listed on the card can be filleted or cleaned at sea. The cards also serve as a reminder to... Read more →


Features of Drupal 8 for Your Online Store

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 31, 2020)--Online presence is a must for any business regardless of its revenue source. Drupal 8 is a powerful content management system with incredible versatility. Along with the powerful core, you will be able to extend the website by installing different modules for your product to profitably stand out from others. With Drupal 8, companies attract new buyers and boost their bottom line. Drupal is known as forward-thinking architecture for a reason. Progressive retailers take advantage of Drupal 8 commerce solutions and see their traffic grow. This CMS is incredibly scalable, and content adjustment is a piece of cake. There are many reasons to choose Drupal — here are the top four. Faster Development When companies choose their CMS, they can opt for exiting or unique solutions. Some businesses prefer to create their systems from content management from scratch. If you are looking for the best value for money... Read more →


YOUR SKIN Benefits Of CBD Products

A skin cream made with CBD can help you look your best. (NAPSI)—One of the best and most effective ways to benefit from nonpsychoactive, THC-free CBD is to use it on the largest organ of your body: your skin. CBD oil is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana and hemp, well-known for relieving aches and pains when applied topically. Now, it’s found in skincare products such as the luxury line from Mermaid Wizdom—and with good reasons. Here are three: 1. Acne: CBD oil is an anti-inflammatory with the ability to help calm skin. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD’s soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness. Recent studies show that CBD creams may also decrease excessive oil production. 2. Aging and Wrinkles: CBD oil’s antioxidant properties can help lessen the visible signs of aging. It’s rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Vitamin A stimulates the... Read more →


NJ Democrat Legislators Introduce Bill To Delay in-Person School to Halloween

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Three New Jersey Assembly Democrats say schools should open up remotely for the 2020-21 school year, but Gov. Phil Murphy says that option may not be possible for all children. Assembly members Mila Jasey, D-Essex/Morris, Pamela Lampitt, D-Camden/Burlington Gloucestercitynews.net files and Joann Downey, D-Monmouth drafted a bill that would delay in-person learning until at least Oct. 31. After that date, officials would consider reopening on a month-to-month basis. School districts would also be able to choose to delay opening virtually for two weeks to allow educators a chance to prepare for online learning. Outdoor events with teacher, parents and students would be allowed as long as they followed state health guidelines. “School is set to begin in just a few weeks, and it is not clear that a safe and comfortable environment can be maintained for students and staff,”... Read more →


Guest Opinion Video: Italian American Man Speaks to the Goons Destroying the Columbus Statues

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--An Italian American man who lives somewhere in the Summit and New Providence area blasts those young white thugs and imbeciles who have been destroying Christopher Columbus statues and other monuments across the United States in recent months. The man, who doesn't identify himself, makes some valid points and gives a speech straight from his heart. (Paraphase)"What you little bastards and assholes don't understand is the people who that statue (s) represents were discriminated against just like every other minority but they didn't cry, complain or protest like you. They fought and died for this country. I don't care about Christopher Columbus but I do care about the people who that statue represents who fought and died for this country. You didn't knock down Christopher Columbus you knocked down a lot of guys who I knew all my life, guys who were like dads and brothers to me.... Read more →


Down The Shore: Avalon's 8th Street Jetty Reconstruction Project Nearing The End

The Avalon Borough Council received a report on Wednesday, July 22nd from Business Administrator Scott Wahl and Municipal Engineer Tom Thornton regarding the reconstruction of the 8th Street jetty. The jetty was compromised during Winter Storm Jonas with its resiliency performance compromised during the storm. The Borough has received a generous grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reconstruction the jetty that results in greater protection for the north end, a deceleration of sand displacement from north end beaches, and of course, a safer recreational fishing experience. The contractor anticipates to be off the beach by July 31, 2020 with final restoration to occur street side. The contractor has approximately 50 feet to finish on the jetty before demobilization occurs. And yes, fishing rod holders have been re-installed for the length of the jetty. Photos taken Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by Avalon Business Administrator Scott Wahl Finished part... Read more →


Appel Farm Veggie Cart Feeds Families this Summer!

Through a combination of awards from generous funders, Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus is delighted to provide food to families in need, adults and children alike, this summer. While many families are home for the summer months from school, parents can bring their family closer together by teaching their children how to cook using easy-to-prepare meal kits that contain a main entrée and sides, including but not limited to tacos, spaghetti and sauce, mac and cheese, baked ziti, subs/hoagies, baked chicken, chicken parmesan, meatloaf, fresh fruit, cereal, French toast sticks, and more. Each meal kit will serve a family of four for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Appel Farm is excited to supplement the meals with fresh produce from the Appel Farm Community Garden. Head Chef, Danielle Walkden will be available for meal pickups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. Families should contact Natasha Thompson at nthompson@appelfarm.org or 856-358-2472 ext.... Read more →


Van Drew Announces Grants for Cape May County Airport and for Millville Airport

CAPE MAY- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew announced that Cape May County Airport will be receiving an Air Improvement Program grant (AIP) totaling more than $2.7 million (more than $2.3 million previously unannounced). The AIP will be used for improvements to the runway and runway lighting at the airport. Van Drew also announced two more additional Air Improvement Program Grants (AIP) in South Jersey. Included in the grants were $11.2 million for runway improvements at Atlantic City International Airport, and $1.4 million for Millville Municipal Airport in Millville for improvements to the Apron portion of the airport. “This is a huge win for our area,” said Congressman Van Drew. “This grant will allow for much-needed improvements to the Cape May County airport and I am ecstatic for the positive impact this will have.” Read more →


Communicating COVID with Amit Raizada 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--As the COVID-19 pandemic has blanketed our nation in uncertainty, Americans are increasingly turning to authority figures for reassurance. While this often means the federal, state, and local authorities, businesses—some of our country’s most prominent institutions—play a unique role in keeping their teams and their communities calm and appraised. But how should business leaders address publicly address the pandemic? In so delicate a situation, the capacity for missteps is endless. A careful tone must be struck, one that shows deference to the tragedy and evinces hope for a brighter future while avoiding blame, fear, and conspiracy. We sat down with Amit Raizada, CEO of venture capital firm Spectrum Business Ventures, to gain some insight into how executives should address their employees during this uncertain moment. A c-suite veteran who’s spent more than two decades in venture capital, Raizada imparted some critical wisdom that executives can use to connect... Read more →


CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER AND VETERAN PERFORMER STEVEN KEENE SET TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE

— “THEM & US” Inquisitive Statement On Human Conflict And Social Divisivenes Available Via All Digital And Streaming Outlets--Friday, August 28, 2020 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Indie singer/songwriter and recording artist, Steven Keene, is set to release his new single, “Them & Us,”* in late August. Written and produced by Keene, and recorded at Shore Fire Recording Studios in Long Branch, NJ, the original tune will be available Friday, August 28, 2020 via all major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon/iTunes/Pandora/Spotify/Tidal). Addressing human conflict on a wider scale, "Them & Us” touches on social divisiveness encompassing race, nationality, political affiliation and religious denomination. Undeniably attuned to our society’s current psychosomatic ills, Keene articulates with thought-provoking musical expression leaving the window open for independent interpretation. With vocal inflections reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen, circa The Rising of the early 2000s, the production spotlights Keene’s raspy, soulful voice. Incorporating African American musical elements, bluesy... Read more →


EPA Region 2 Continues to Address PFAS on the State and Local Level

NEW YORK (July 29, 2020) Aggressively addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continues to be an active and ongoing priority for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Today, EPA Region 2 highlighted efforts to help communities in the region address the exposure pathway risks from per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the agency’s constructive engagement to manage the potential PFAS environmental impacts. EPA Region 2 is taking a proactive approach to address PFAS and is accelerating efforts to expand scientific knowledge about PFAS. In July alone, EPA has made significant progress implementing the PFAS Action Plan —the most comprehensive cross-agency plan ever to address an emerging chemical of concern. “With federal technical assistance efforts underway across the country, the Trump Administration is bringing much needed support to state, tribal, and local governments as part of the agency’s unprecedented efforts under the PFAS Action Plan,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “These... Read more →


University of Kentucky Study Provides New Insight on Colorectal Cancer Growth

Newswise — A new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky identifies a novel function of the enzyme spermine synthase (SMS) to facilitate colorectal cancer growth. SMS is an enzyme that produces spermine from spermidine, which has been shown to be important for cell growth. However, excessive accumulation of spermidine can have harmful effects on cell viability. How cancer cells maintain a relatively high level of spermidine but below the toxic threshold to facilitate tumor growth is not well understood. A group led by the Markey Cancer Center researcher Qing-Bai She, a professor in the UK College of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, discovered that SMS is overexpressed in colorectal cancers and plays an important role in balancing cellular spermidine levels that are a necessary adaptation for colorectal cancer growth. The group further revealed a link between the signaling of SMS and the oncogene MYC, a gene... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital

Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 11th-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Comprised of three acute care hospitals – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township – Jefferson Health New Jersey is also “Recognized in Southern New Jersey” in the rankings for its quality care. U.S. News & World Report also praised Jefferson New Jersey as “High Performing” in four specific clinical areas: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Knee Replacement surgery and Hip Replacement surgery. The annual rankings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care. Jefferson NJ President & Chief Operating Officer Brian Sweeney says the “the U.S. News & World Report rankings serve as confirmation that South Jersey residents... Read more →


Preparing for the Vice Presidential Announcement with CAWP

At the March 15th Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden pledged to select a woman as his running mate, should he win his party's presidential nomination. With his selection imminent, prepare for the announcement with experts and resources from the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Expert Availability CAWP experts and scholars are frequently called upon by national, local, and international media to provide analysis and data insights about American politics. Debbie Walsh, Director. Walsh has worked at the Center since 1981, through the elections of 1984 and 2008 that featured the only previous women major-party vice presidential nominees. She became CAWP's director in 2001, and, in this role, she oversees the Center's multi-faceted research, analysis, and leadership programming. Jean Sinzdak, Associate Director. Sinzdak manages the Center's campaign-training program, Ready to Run®, as well as its national... Read more →


Leader and Some Members of Luchese Crime Family Sentenced to Life in Prison

For Murder, Racketeering, And Other Crimes NEW YORK, Ny--Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MATTHEW MADONNA, the Acting Boss of the Luchese Family, CHRISTOPHER LONDONIO, a Matthew Madonna, age 82 soldier in the Luchese Family, and TERRENCE CALDWELL, an associate of the Luchese Family, were sentenced today to life in prison following their conviction for the 2013 murder of Michael Meldish, conspiracy to commit racketeering, and other felonies. A jury convicted MADONNA, LONDONIO, CALDWELL, and Steven L. Crea, the Underboss of the Luchese Family, on November 15, 2019, following a six-week trial before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel, who also imposed today’s sentences. CREA will be sentenced at a later date.[1] Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “Matty Madonna, Christopher Londonio, and Terrence Caldwell – respectively, the Acting Boss, a soldier, and an associate of the Luchese Family – were... Read more →


Democrat Wolf Tells GOP House to Censure Member

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf told House Republican leaders on Thursday they should censure a member of their party who released a statement Gloucestercitynews.net files appearing to mock a cabinet official. “Abhorrent, disrespectful, dangerous,” Wolf said. “There are no words that adequately describe my disdain for the antics Rep. [Russ] Diamond displayed in his latest missive.” Diamond, R-Lebanon, drew the governor’s scorn after publicizing a statement Wednesday that equated the public shame residents experience for not wearing masks during the pandemic to the decades of discrimination faced by the LGTBQ community. Diamond’s news release plagiarized a statement made by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine just a day earlier regarding the multiple transphobic attacks levied against her in recent weeks. Instead, all references to the LGTBQ community were replaced with the condemnation unmasked residents may face as a result of... Read more →


Norcross Votes to Pass $50 Billion Child Care Stabilization Fund, $900M for NJ

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today voted to pass H.R. 7027, the Child Care is Essential Act, and H.R. 7327, the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act, to create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization fund and invest in child care so that providers across New Jersey have the resources they need to safely reopen. Without adequate investments in the child care industry, families across the country will be unable to return to work. New Jersey could lose 147,889 licensed child care slots, approximately 54% of the child care supply, if the federal government does not provide support. The $902,224,676 New Jersey would receive from the Child Care is Essential Act would help child care providers stay open, keep employees on payroll, and safely operate under new guidelines. “I was once a single dad, working in construction, and back then, it was hard to find affordable, quality... Read more →


Assurance maladie collective Qu'est-ce qu'un régime d'assurance maladie collective?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--Les régimes d'assurance-maladie collectifs offrent une couverture à un groupe de membres, généralement composé d'employés de l'entreprise ou de membres d'une organisation. Les membres du groupe santé reçoivent généralement une assurance à un coût réduit car le risque de l'assureur est réparti sur un groupe d'assurés. Il existe de tels plans aux États-Unis et au Canada. image courtesy of Ashkjan Forouzani unsplash.com Comment fonctionne l'assurance maladie collective Les régimes d'assurance maladie collective sont souscrits par les entreprises et les organisations, puis proposés à ses membres ou employés. Le régime d'assurance collective exige généralement une participation d'au moins 70% au régime pour être valide. En raison des nombreuses différences - assureurs, types de régimes, coûts et modalités - entre les régimes, il n'y en a jamais deux identiques. Les plans de groupe ne peuvent pas être achetés par des particuliers et nécessitent une participation d'au moins 70% des membres... Read more →


Were You Injured in an Industrial Accident?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020An oil refinery is an industrial processing plant where crude oil is refined into a number of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, paraffin wax, asphalt, tar, and liquefied petroleum gas. Oil refineries are an important part of the American economy, and refineries offer a large number of jobs to local oil and gas workers. Gloucestercitynews.net files Anyone living in the country knows the risks inherent in working at a refinery, such as explosions, gases, and chemical spills, fires, and other occupational illnesses associated with oil. Unfortunately, most of these accidents could be completely avoided if safety and maintenance procedures are properly followed. If you have been injured in an explosion at an oil refinery, contact our Houston plant explosion lawyer at the Zehl & Associates immediately. On March 23, 2005, a major fire and explosion occurred in the City of Texas City Refinery BP, killing 15... Read more →


Washington Football Team Study: Americans Say Leadership Responsible for Toxic Culture

Arlington, Va., July 29, 2020 – In the wake of the most recent scandal facing the Washington Football Team, new national research finds that Americans believe accountability for a toxic culture lies broadly – with ownership, employees who acted unethically or illegally, and employees who witnessed mistreatment but did not report it. Moreover, more than three-fourths of respondents agree that victims should be compensated. In research from Eagle Hill Consulting, respondents indicate that when an organization has a lengthy, sustained issue with toxic culture: Perpetrators should be fired (91 percent). Those who witnessed the mistreatment but did not report it should be punished (66 percent). The CEO/owner should be forced out (57 percent). The victims should be compensated (78 percent). Earlier this month, 15 women came forward with sexual harassment and verbal abuse accusationsagainst former senior officials with the Washington Football Team. The National Football League (NFL) said the accusations... Read more →


Millville Public Firearm Range Open

Range Improvements at Millville WMA July 29, 2020 MILLVILLE, NJ--The Division is excited to unveil the recently renovated public firearm range located on Millville Wildlife Management Area. The upgraded training range is now open to licensed hunters and their guests. Upon arrival at the range, shooters will immediately notice: A covered firing-line Eight new individual shooting stations, including one ADA-compliant station Reinforced downrange concrete baffles Improved parking area The Millville WMA firearm range is unique, as it is the longest (just over 200 yards) range managed by the Division. The new bench rests and seats provide a stable platform for shooters to hone their skills at the longer distances. Downrange baffles and target berms eliminate the potential for bullets to travel beyond the backstop. These enhancements will increase the safety and maximize the enjoyment of recreational shooters. The improvements were made possible with state dedicated conservation funding and revenue from... Read more →


How to Send and Receive Faxes Online by Email or Computer

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--The fax was, at one point in time, an important piece of machinery for a big upmarket office. With the advent of computers, the internet and email, faxes gradually went out of fashion. However, still today there are some offices which will ask you to send an important set of documents by fax. Well, if you are planning to buy a fax machine for just that purpose, we suggest you might hold out on that plan. You can use the computer and email to send faxes to your clients. Sending Fax Using Just Computer Well, there are two ways to send a fax using your computer. Using Landline Connection In order to send a fax, you ought to connect your computer with a telephone line. That is when you will need a dial-up modem. Using Microsoft’s Fax and Scan application, you can then send faxes. However, there are... Read more →


Startups face these marketing challenges that Ej Dalius considers to be the biggest handicap

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--Startups get handicapped due to lack of resources like people and money. In many cases, it is not unusual to see entrepreneurs going solo to realize their dreams. On top of it, they have limited consumers, and some may even do the hard work of selling their idea first to develop consumer awareness if they are introducing a product or service that is one of its kinds in the market. Moreover, a lack of knowledge about the market and consumers might be the undoing of many image courtesy of Karine Germain/unsplash.com startups, which often blur their vision about marketing. According to Ej Dalius, an experienced marketing veteran, businesses of any size and type cannot do without marketing. Being small is no excuse for not having some marketing infrastructure and plans. Small businesses need to understand the importance of marketing and the challenges that come with it. Trying to... Read more →


Trump Announces Historic Action to Lower Drug Prices for Americans

WASHINGTON, DC, (JULY 29, 2020)--President Donald Trump took historic action to deliver lower prescription drug prices to American patients. The President signed four Executive Orders on drug pricing directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take several steps to deliver for American patients lower costs on prescription drugs, including insulin and epinephrine, and ensure Americans are getting the lowest price possible for their drugs. The executive orders instruct HHS to take a number of actions: End a shadowy system of kickbacks by middlemen that lurks behind the high out-of-pocket costs many Americans face at the pharmacy counter. Under this action, American seniors will directly receive these kickback as discounts in Medicare Part D. In 2018, these Part D discounts totaled more than $30 billion, representing an average discount of 26 to 30 percent. Require federally qualified health centers who purchase insulins and epinephrine in the 340B program... Read more →


EPA Administrator Wheeler Touts Superfund Accomplishments after 40 years

PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2020) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler today commended the cleanup work that’s been done at the Atlantic Wood Industries, Inc., site in Portsmouth, Virginia, and the Nansemond Ordnance Depot site in Suffolk, Virginia, as outstanding examples of cleanups, restoration and land reuse. “As we celebrate EPA’s 50th Anniversary, we are proud to showcase the Superfund clean-up efforts in Atlantic Wood Industries and Nansemond Ordnance Depot in Virginia,” said Wheeler. “We remain committed to turning these spaces into economic and recreational assets for generations to come.” The Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly referred as Superfund, was passed in 1980 to address the nation’s most contaminated hazardous waste sites. For 40 years, the Superfund program has cleaned up the nation’s most contaminated land, tackling threats to public health and the environment, supporting local economies, and enhancing quality of life. “By engaging... Read more →


Online Casino Vs the Classic: What’s a Better Option

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30,2020)--Ardent players love land-based casinos because of the excitement and amazing atmosphere that they provide. Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology, online casinos have grown tremendously over the past few years. Sine more and more land-based casinos are being shut down, online casinos are thriving at the moment. Online casinos offer lots of advantages that players can’t ignore. If you’ve been wondering which type of casino you should use to access your favorite games, keep reading! Pros of online casinos Privacy Online casinos offer players privacy while playing their favorite games. No one can distract or stop you from playing and having a good time. Unlike land-based casinos which tend to be full of people and flashlights, online casinos offer maximum privacy for you to enjoy private sessions without interruptions. Game selection Most players can’t cope with the number of games available at luckynj.com and other online casinos.... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot $22M; 1 Ticket Wins $40000

TRENTON (July 29, 2020) – There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Tuesday, July 28, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. The ticket was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $40,000. That ticket was purchased at Kings Mahwah Truck Stop, 130 Route 17 S., Mahwah in Bergen County. In addition to the second and third-tier prizes won, 23 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Six of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $2,000. Moreover, 16,887 other New Jersey players took home $86,872 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, July 28, drawing were: 17, 20, 27, 31, and 34. The Gold Mega Ball was 19, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04. The... Read more →


Ocean Casino Resort Creates Awareness With #OneLoveOneHeart

For Families Impacted by COVID-19 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 29, 2020) – Ocean Casino Resort recently filmed a series of TikTok videos featuring various team members around the property to create awareness for UNICEF’s #OneLoveOneHeart initiative. The purpose of the #OneLoveOneHeart campaign is to bring people together to help children and their families recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and to rebuild a better world from it. Ocean Casino Resort will be posting their TikTok videos featuring its team members as well as TikTok videos filmed for the campaign for the next three Wednesdays - July 29, August 5 and August 12. In addition to the TikTok videos, Ocean will be displaying a heart on its iconic ball at the top of the hotel tonight (July 29) in support of the initiative. “One love. One heart.” Bob Marley’s everlasting message about the power of love and solidarity is more important... Read more →


How to overcome challenges - Marketing tips EJ Dalius 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--Entrepreneurs are all about expanding their businesses. And, to do that, there are several vital aspects that you need to concentrate on at the same time. You need to go over the details regarding the finance, promotion as well as marketing. The trick is to resolve every challenge that crops up in your way. Eric Dalius on small business entrepreneurship challenges image courtesy of Nikita Kachanovsky/unsplash.com Here is something that you need to understand regarding start-up ventures and small businesses right from the get-go; it is quite a challenge to master all the hurdles, and the only way to do it is through adequate data and knowledgeable staff. EJ Dalius also explains how pivotal the business pressers, conferences, and seminars are when it comes to skill sharing ventures and brainstorming sessions. The following post is about the challenges an entrepreneur can face in their career and how to... Read more →


Saving Money on the Cost of Replacement Windows

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--There is no doubt the cost of replacement windows can be high. While the cost of replacing one or three windows can be affordable for most homeowners, when it comes to replacing the windows in the whole home, that can break your bank balances. Naturally, homeowners would gravitate to low-cost windows and decide to DIY in order to save on labour costs. Though experts will not agree with that, it is one of the ways most homeowners opt for. However, there are other ways you can choose that reduces the cost of replacement windows, and at the same time, ensure that your project is successful. NorthTech Windows and Doors recommends the following ways. Consider Builder-Grade Windows Most professional builders opt for the windows with the lowest price since this saves them money. If you are operating at a strict budget, you would want to do like them. But... Read more →


Recent Cases Prove There is Voter Fraud in US

From Frank Sinatra's hometown in Hoboken, N.J., to LA's Skid Row, dozens of mail-in, absentee and ballot box fraud cases have emerged. Gloucestercitynews.net files By John Solomon Yes America, there is voter fraud. These recent cases prove it. Source: Just The News Philly Fraud Case Expands The U.S. Justice Department this past week charged former Democratic congressman Michael Myers with stuffing ballot boxes, bribing an elected official, falsifying records, obstructing justice and voting multiple times in federal elections in Philadelphia. Myers was the second official charged in the scheme. Domenick DeMuro, a Democratic ward chairman in that city, admitted in a plea deal that he had "fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear," prosecutors said. DeMuro allegedly had a network of clients who paid him significant sums of... Read more →


The marketing challenges for start-up café shops during COVID-19 –Useful insights by Ej Dalius

image courtesy of Rod Long @rodlong/unsplash.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--2020 hasn't been easy for anyone! The COVID-19 outbreak and its contamination rates have caused deaths and the economy to stagnate. As the economy struggles to get back to normalcy, there are several business houses and organizations unsure of how to resume operations. Employees and entrepreneurs have to abide by the social distancing and partial lockdown rules to stay safe. One of the sectors that got adversely affected by the pandemic is restaurants, eateries, and café shops. Do you own a café shop? If yes, you will face several challenges currently before you start making sales as you used to, in a pre-COVID-19 society. Eric J Dalius on café shop challenges Currently, the government has relaxed the lockdown rules so that the economy can improve gradually every day. Hence, along with other offices and corporate houses, you must have decided to resume... Read more →


Walt "Big Slam" McDonald, of Gloucester City; Owned Temple of Slam Wrestling School, Main Event Pizza

Walter Ellis McDonald Jr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 29, 2020)-- Walter Ellis McDonald Jr, Age 54, Of Gloucester City, aka “Big Slam” passed peacefully in his sleep, on July 28, 2020 in the loving care of his family after a long and valiant battle with multiple health issues. Walt is survived by his spouse of 19 years; Michelle Ferry McDonald, his children; Walter Ellis McDonald III, Brittany Lynn Helms, Brighton Lacy Helms, his siblings; David Kauffman, Dale McDonald, Debbie Walker (nee McDonald), his adopted granddaughter Lana MacAdams, his Aunt Joyce and Uncle Ed Kunitz, Uncle John Jefferson and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends-all of whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter Ellis McDonald Sr., Helen Kathleen McDonald (nee Dilts) and his brother Joseph Kauffman. Walt was passionate about his love for wrestling. He loved to work a crowd and enjoyed his years as an Independent... Read more →


New Bill Would Allow NJ Governments to Borrow More Money

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. ++++++ New Jersey’s local governments could borrow money to help offset revenue losses during the coronavirus pandemic under a bill that’s progressing despite concerns among some Gloucestercitynews.net files lawmakers about oversight and the potential for abuse. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee passed the local-borrowing measure Tuesday, putting it on course to win final approval from the Democratic-controlled Legislature on Thursday. The bill’s advancement comes just weeks after lawmakers approved another borrowing measure that gives the state the preliminary authority to issue up to $9.9 billion in new debt to offset its own revenue losses. But some lawmakers have raised concerns that the current draft of the local-borrowing bill would allow too much debt to be issued without direct state... Read more →


U.S. Government Engages Pfizer to Produce Millions of Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense (DoD) today announced an agreement with U.S.-based Pfizer Inc. for large-scale production and nationwide delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States following the vaccine’s successful manufacture and approval. The agreement also allows the U.S. government to acquire an additional 500 million doses. The federal government will own the 100 million doses of vaccine initially produced as a result of this agreement, and Pfizer will deliver the doses in the United States if the product receives Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or licensure from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as outlined in FDA guidance, after completing demonstration of safety and efficacy in a large Phase 3 clinical trial. By entering into this agreement now, a safe and effective vaccine can be shipped quickly if FDA grants EUA or licensure. This approach... Read more →


New Jersey Marketing Company Involved in $8.8 Million Compounded Prescription Drug Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – The former co-owner of a New Jersey marketing company today admitted her role in a scheme to defraud public and private health benefits programs of at least $8.8 million for the billing of medically unnecessary compounded prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Christine Myers, 38, of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging her with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. “In an era when many Americans worry about securing health insurance for their families, we’ve seen far too many instances where both private and publicly funded insurance providers are being raided for millions in phony reimbursements on compounded medications,” U.S. Attorney Carpenito said. “Myers admitted that she and others sought to defraud insurers by recruiting the very people who enjoy that coverage, offering them cash bribes to get medications they didn’t need. Her conviction should... Read more →


CBD and COVID-19 - The Truth and the Lies

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 29, 2020)--Since December 19, news of the new coronavirus is almost everywhere, making it impossible for people to escape any further updates. It seemed to be a mysterious illness in Wuhan, China, but the flu (COVID-19) reported around 80,000 infected people of the coronavirus, more than 50% of them in China. The coronavirus cases are critical, with many reports of infection rates and deaths. Daily news on world economies and businesses are being reported daily. People under 50 years old are less likely to become infected with the coronavirus, yet it depends on your health condition. Many claims run on the internet that cannabis could cure COVID-19. With all the crises around coronavirus, how it appeared, how much affect the economy, and how it could be treated, it can be challenging to separate the truth from the lies. Here is some information about COVID-19 and how CBD may help... Read more →