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July 2, 2020

Eleanore A. Kamarauskas, formerly of Gloucester City, age 95

June 27, 2020 at Carney’s Point Care Center, Carney’s Point, New Jersey. She was born to Anna and Stanley Urbonas on February 12, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA. She lived in Philadelphia throughout her childhood, graduated from Hallahan Catholic High School in Philadelphia, and spent her adult life in New Jersey. She worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and later at Cooper Hospital, where she made lasting friendships. She was a homemaker, mother, and caretaker, she enjoyed her family, gardening, traveling, and visiting Atlantic City casinos with her brother. Eleanore was one of the oldest living parishioners at St. Andrew Lithuanian... Read more →

Ruth E. Jackson, Gloucester City, age 72

Gloucester City – On June 29, 2020. Age 72. Cherished daughter of the late Theodore and Ruth Jackson. Beloved sister of William Jackson (Donna) and Joseph Jackson (Patricia). Predeceased by her siblings, Theodore (surv. Betty), John Jackson (surv. Nancy) and Grace Snyder (late Leroy). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing, Monday July 6th from 9:30 to 10:45 AM in St. Mary's R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM in the church. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers,... Read more →

Republican Leader Bramnick: NJ Should Reimburse Restaurants for Canceled Re-Openings

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square)(July 1, 2020)-- – Restaurant owners should be reimbursed for money spent in anticipation of the now-canceled reopening on Thursday, said Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick. Meanwhile, Gov. Phil Murphy said “it’s better to be safe than sorry” in defense of his late decision to halt indoor dining. Murphy had announced earlier this month that restaurants could reopen at 25 percent capacity with social distancing and mask restrictions in place. He rescinded his decision this week, citing a surge in cases in surrounding states and reports of some restaurants not following... Read more →

20-Year-Old Union City Resident Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 20-year-old Union City man has been charged with driving impaired and causing the death of a passenger in his vehicle during a crash late last year on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mansfield Township. Johnalex Grullon, Johnalex Grullon, of the 500 block of 10th Street in Union City, was charged with Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), Assault by Auto (Third Degree) and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Disorderly Persons Offense). He is scheduled for a first appearance in Superior Court in Mount Holly today. The case will then be prepared for presentation... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Army 1st Sgt. Frederick Fuger

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS The Battle of Gettysburg is remembered as one of the most pivotal encounters of the Civil War, a conflict that led to more than 1,500 men earning the newly created Medal of Honor. One of those Army 1st Sgt. Frederick Fuger recipients, Army 1st Sgt. Frederick Fuger, wasn't even a U.S. citizen when he held the Union position during Confederate Maj. Gen. George Pickett's famous charge. Fuger was born in Goppingen, Germany, on June 18, 1836. He was a teenager when he immigrated to the United States, boarding a... Read more →

Is it normal that your preschooler has an imaginary friend?

All children play make-believe, but some are more creative than others. If your little one has imaginary friends, here's what you should know. by: Connie Matthiessen | June 29, 2015 The magic years The preschool teacher was new and she’d never seen anything like it before. One of her students, a 3-year-old boy, desperately wanted to be a dog. He rarely dropped his doggy persona. When she asked him a question, he replied with a bark. Concerned, she told his mother that she suspected he might have autism, and recommended he be evaluated for early intervention. The worried mother took... Read more →

President of Cape May County Police Chiefs Statement on 4th of July Holiday

CAPE MAY, NJ (July 2, 2020)-- Statement by Chief Paul S. Skill, President of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association The July Fourth holiday is always an exciting time, especially here in Cape May County. With the unfortunate COVID-19 limitations placed on businesses and events because of the danger of getting infected or infecting our fellow residents and visitors, the crowds of people may have fewer places to go to, or the locations may have much more limited capacities. Governor Murphy recently rescinding the opening of indoor restaurants primarily out of concern for recent COVID outbreaks in other... Read more →

The Camden County LNIK Trail

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Environmental Affairs, in cooperation with the Boroughs of Audubon, Haddon Heights, Hi-Nella and Somerdale, as well as Winslow Township, will begin hosting a series of virtual public meetings this month to present the preliminary designs for three segments of the County’s proposed 33 mile off-road, multi-use, cross county trail. The Camden County LNIK Trail, traveling through 17 Camden County municipalities from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Winslow Township, was formerly known as the Cross Camden County Trail. The project is the result of a County-wide trail network plan completed in 2015... Read more →

Camden County Library's Summer Reading

(Voorhees, NJ) – The Camden County Library System is excited to announce the start of its 2020 summer reading program. Readers can log their summer reading minutes online to earn digital badges, as well as to be entered in weekly drawings for e-gift cards. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Families can sign up and add up to 12 readers by visiting read.camdencountylibrary.org. Participants are then encouraged to log their minutes at least once per week to be enCtered into that week’s drawing. There are four programs: Early Readers, Elementary Readers, Middle & High School Readers, and Adult Readers.... Read more →

4th of July Celebrations Cancelled in Many Communities

6ABC.com July Fourth of July Fireworks Displays NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC COUNTY * Atlantic City, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 4th at 9 p.m. Where: Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa 1 Borgata Way Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Atlantic City, N.J. TO BE DETERMINED: Date: July 4th at 10 p.m. Where: Tropicana Casino and Resort and along the Boardwalk 2831 Boardwalk Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Buena Vista, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 11th at Dusk (rain date July 18th) Where: Michael Debbi Park 315 Cedar Avenue Richland, New Jersey 08350 * Hammonton, N.J. Date: July 4th at Dusk (rain date... Read more →

Hirsh Singh: RINO'S and Never-Trumpers Need to Apologize After Their Failed Attempt to Disenfranchise Conservative Voters

LINWOOD, NJ — Hirsh Singh, who is running in the Republican US Senate Primary, has said he will accept a formal apology from Chris Christie's lower level aide Bill Palatucci and eight Republican Party county leaders for their dishonest claims which could amount to voter fraud on their part. The county leaders included Union County's Chair Glenn Mortimer who was part of the group that Hirsh Singh attempted a coup against Donald Trump in 2016 in order to steal the GOP nomination and hand it over to John Kasich. The county leaders attacked Hirsh Singh and tried to mislead voters... Read more →

Techniques For California Avocado Month

Deviled California Avocados (NAPSI)—Some trends never go out of style, and avocado toast is one that has defined the last decade. Kicking off the month of June, in celebration of California Avocado Month, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) has teamed up with award-winning chefs from California, Arizona and Colorado to predict the avocado trends that will leave a lasting impact—along with unique recipes everyone can recreate right at home for a memorable meal. California Avocado Month marks the peak of California avocado season, when the delicious fresh fruit will be at its highest availability. Energized by the versatility and dynamic... Read more →

NextFab Reopens Maker-spaces in Philadelphia and Wilmington

Local Artisans Return to Creative Space in Yellow Phase PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 2020) - NextFab will officially reopen all maker-spaces in Philadelphia and Delaware this month. After successfully reopening in Wilmington on June 11th, NextFab is now reopening its two locations in Philadelphia. Their doors opened in South Philadelphia on June 28, 2020, along with the new North Philadelphia location which will celebrate its official opening as the third location. Members will now be able to make use of the new North Philadelphia location’s innovative environment, which is even larger than the South Philly location and offers the tight-knit community... Read more →

54th Annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest and Exhibition

Artists age 60 and above who currently reside in Camden County to submit their original work to the 54th annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest and Exhibition. “This is a great opportunity for our seniors to share their talents with the county,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission. “We have some amazing senior artists in Camden County and this is their chance to have their works viewed and appreciated by a larger audience.” Artists at any level of skill or experience are invited to participate, including amateurs and non-professionals as well as working... Read more →

EPA Announces $77,000 to Fund Tribal Clean Air Act Grants

PHILADELPHIA (June 30, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $77,000 in grants today to fund Clean Air Act (CAA) projects for federally recognized tribes in Virginia. Gloucestercitynews.net files The CAA Amendments of 1990 established a funding mechanism to assist tribes in addressing air pollution and prevention activities within Bureau of Indian Affairs approved jurisdictional boundaries. This is the first time that the Region has been able to offer grant funding to tribes in the Mid-Atlantic region. In the other EPA Regions, CAA state and tribal air grant dollars have been used to fund... Read more →

Spc. Nick Bravo-Regules, 20, from Largo, Florida, died June 23, in Jordan

Spc. Nick Bravo Regules U.S. ARMY (photo courtesy of Stars and Stripes The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Spc. Nick Bravo-Regules, 20, from Largo, Florida, died June 23, 2020, in Jordan while supporting operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, from a non-combat-related incident. The incident is under investigation. Bravo-Regules was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th ADA Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Related: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO Read more →

Norcross, Stefanik Introduce Bipartisan Military Spouse Student Loan Deferment Act

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) introduced today, alongside Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), the Military Spouse Student Loan Deferment Act, bipartisan legislation to allow a military spouse of an active duty service member to defer their student loans for 90 days while they are transitioning through a permanent change of station (PCS) move. Service members must conduct a PCS move every two to three years in order to meet the needs of their respective branch. Additionally, no accrued interest will be incurred during the loan’s deferment period. “I appreciate the sacrifices of military spouses who selflessly support our... Read more →

4 Ways To Build Backlinks For Free

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 2, 2020)--Creating your website is just one of the very first steps of running an online business. Once you have published your website, you need to put in the effort to reach out to customers. In any case, there is no other way your potential customers will know that your online business actually exists. One of the best ways to achieve this without paying for expensive ads is through search engine optimization (SEO). Optimizing your site for Google and other search engines allow potential customers to find you and the products or services you’re selling. Moreover, it helps to... Read more →

Stopgap Budget Passed, But Now NJ Must Find Billions by October

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 | With more than $2 billion in funding obligations deferred until October, what now — tax hikes, spending cuts? After signing a stopgap budget into law Tuesday to keep the state open for another three months, Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers must now find funding for several big-ticket items they deferred into October amid the uncertainty of a still ongoing pandemic. image courtesy of https://andthenwesaved.com/ Gloucestercitynews.net files The... Read more →