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July 24, 2020

Monroe Township School District Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ --Paul VanHouten, an employee of the Williamstown Middle School, has been criminally charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office with Official Misconduct, Sexual Assault, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after a five-month long investigation assisted by both the Monroe Township Police Department and the Monroe Township School District. VanHouten, a teacher in the Monroe Township School District since 1989, was assigned as a Science teacher. VanHouten surrendered at the Monroe Township Police Department on July 24, 2020 and was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending a court date. The allegations against VanHouten were reported... Read more →


Obituary: Bernadette K. Schmidt, age 70

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Your smile will give you a positive expression that will make people feel comfortable around you. Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. Bernadette K. Schmidt left us with the memory of her delightful smile, and the imprint of her beautiful life on July 12, 2020 at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford at the age of 70. She is survived by life partner Lawrence Schmidt, her six children, Michelle Lakatosh, John Kebles, Jr., Timothy Littleton, Angel Frazier, Latricia Ponder,... Read more →


Madeline Walsh (nee Ahearn), of Bellmawr

Madeline Walsh (nee Ahearn), on July 21, 2020, of Bellmawr. Beloved wife of the late John Joseph Walsh for 59 years. Devoted mother of Kathleen Robertson (Mal), John Walsh (Rosemary), Lynn Kotowich (Jerry), Kevin Walsh (Susan), Eileen Farrell (Mark), William Walsh (Danielle), Patti Murphy, and James Walsh (Ingrid). Loving grandmother of 30 and great grandmother of 31. Madeline adored spending time with her family and will be deeply missed by all. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30am on Tuesday, July 28, at St. Joachim Parish; Annunciation BVM RC Church, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ. Interment private at... Read more →


Kiwanis Club of the Haddons Awards College Scholarships

HADDONFIELD: Celebrating 97 years of service to the community, the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons presented competitive scholarships to five local matriculated high school seniors. From Haddon Heights High School is Madeline Sharkey. From Haddon Township High School is Nina Sciarra. From Pennsauken High School is Kiara Haywood Rivera. From Collingswood High School is Sena Amuzu. From Triton High School is Elija Spadea. Funding for future scholarships will be raised at the Kiwanis 18th Annual Golf Outing to be held Monday September 21 at Westwood Golf Club in West Deptford. Cost to play in the best ball scramble format is... Read more →


American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Guidance for School Re-entry in September

The AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school. The purpose of this guidance is to support education, public health, local leadership, and pediatricians collaborating with schools in creating policies for school re-entry that foster the overall health of children, adolescents, staff, and communities and are based on Gloucestercitynews.net files available evidence. Schools are fundamental to child and adolescent development and well-being and provide our children and adolescents with academic instruction, social and emotional skills, safety, reliable nutrition, physical/speech and mental health therapy, and... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Man Arrested by US Marshalls Today for Sexual Assault of Williamsport Woman

Williamsport, PA (July 24, 2020)– Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Robert Medlar, a 49-year old man from Mount Ephraim, New Jersey. On July 4, 2020, the Williamsport Bureau of Police investigated an alleged sexual assault against a woman in a downtown hotel. That investigation resulted in an arrest warrant charging Medlar with Sexual Assault and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find Medlar in Williamsport were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force adopted the fugitive investigation. Today at about 1:30 p.m., members of the task force visited a home in the... Read more →


Man Found Dead at Collingswood PATCO Station

Camden City, N.J. – Multiple agencies are investigating the death of man at the Collingswood PATCO station, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Police Department, Collingswood Police Department and Camden County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the station shortly after 8 a.m. on July 24 for a report of a man hit by a train. When they arrived, they found a man on the tracks who had been struck by the train. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives are investigating the events that led up to the man’s death. Anyone... Read more →


CDC Says It Is Important for America’s Schools to REOPEN this Fall

UPDATED JULY 23, 2020 source CDC As families and policymakers make decisions about their children returning to school, it is important to consider the full spectrum of benefits and risks of both in-person and virtual learning options. Parents are understandably concerned about the safety of their children at school in the wake of COVID-19. The best available evidence indicates if children become infected, they are far less likely to suffer severe symptoms.[1],[2],[3] Death rates among school-aged children are much lower than among adults. At the same time, the harms attributed to closed schools on the social, emotional, and behavioral health,... Read more →


Starting 9PM Route 42 Northbound Lane Closure

.....as Bridges over Timber Creek project advances Closures necessary for traffic shift onto new northbound bridge (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures to shift Route 42 northbound traffic onto the newly built bridge as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances between Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, July 24, NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, is scheduled to close the left and center lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the Bridges over Timber Creek. One lane... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: COVID-19 Bond Sales Could Add a Decade's Worth of Debt in one Year

JOHN REITMEYER | JULY, 2020 The new law that allows for billions to be borrowed without voter approval could add a decade’s worth of debt in one year Gloucestercitynews.net files Already one of the nation’s most indebted states, New Jersey could do more than a decade’s worth of borrowing within a year under a new law that authorizes selling bonds to fund the budget during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 borrowing law, enacted by Gov. Phil Murphy last week, allows for up to $9.9 billion in bonds to be issued without voter approval between now and the middle of next... Read more →


NJ MVC Adds More Customer Transactions to Online

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--TRENTON (July 23, 2020)– The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it is adding more customer transactions online. These include registration renewals for historic vehicles, government vehicles, and vehicles used by blind and disabled veterans. Gloucestercitynews.net files The new customer transactions will add to the types of vehicles eligible for online registration renewals and replacements. The new vehicle registration categories are: government vehicles (Code 12), historic vehicles (Code 64), and vehicles utilized by blind and disabled veterans (Code 73). A full list of the vehicle categories now eligible for online registration renewals and replacements is available at NJMVC.gov. The... Read more →


Guests Weigh in On Binge-Worthy Crime Shows

at New “What’s Your Crime?” Alcatraz East Crime Museum Exhibit Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, is adding a new pop culture exhibit featuring binge-worthy crime shows PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (July 23, 2020) – During the pandemic closures, one of the most popular activities is binge-watching crime shows. In fact, Nielsen reports that the series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness,” was watched by 34.3 million people during the first 10 days it was released. Now, Alcatraz East fans can see a new exhibit “What’s Your Crime?” featuring some of the favored crime docuseries. This new display, located... Read more →


A deceptive credit card interest rate reduction offer

July 24, 2020 by Gloucestercitynews.net files Cristina Miranda Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Monthly credit card bills can be a drag, especially when you’re feeling financially strapped. Finding ways to lower those bills — sometimes by simply calling your credit card company directly and asking for a lower rate — can save you lots of cash. So what about those companies that call with a “guaranteed” credit card interest rate reduction offer (for a small fee) and a promise to save you thousands of dollars? Most likely, it’s a deal designed to dupe you out of money. According to a complaint... Read more →


Faustino Anthony Cocco, of Sicklerville, Korean War Army Vet, Retired Navy Yard Machinist

Sicklerville - Passed away on July 21, 2020. Born in Philadelphia to the late Caterina (nee Guerrelli) and Faustino Cocco, he was 87 years old. Affectionately known as Junior to his deceased brother Victor and sister Mafalda. He is lovingly remembered by his children Melanie Cocco, Tino (Debbie) Cocco, Victor Cocco and Patricia Cocco (Jack) McNamara and six grandchildren. He was an uncle to Johanna, Vicky, and Ed. Faustino was a Korean War Veteran (Army). Following his service, he built a five bedroom house for his family himself while working full time as a machinist at the Philadelphia Naval Yard.... Read more →


School Librarians are Providing Services and Resources During Pandemic

July 21, 2020-School librarians, long identified as thought leaders in school communities, provide invaluable services and resources to children in times of crisis. With educators facing unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, school librarians and their libraries play a more important role than ever. "School librarians provide critical services for children in distance education as well as in-person." said John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary Institute, a national 501c3 non-profit with a mission to support libraries and librarians. "Now that COVID-19 shutdowns have impacted learning for children around the nation, school librarians are needed more than ever, and they deserve our... Read more →


Great American Outdoors Act Passes

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01), voted to pass H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, on Tuesday to provide permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establish the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund. This strong, bipartisan legislation, which passed the Senate last month, builds on the progress made by last year’s John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act. The Great American Outdoors Act will now go to the President’s desk for signature, ensuring critical investments in our national parks, public lands and conservation efforts today and into... Read more →


Jefferson Health in New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity Award

International Program Recognizes Jefferson’s Commitment to Provide Internship Opportunities to Young Adults with Disabilities Jefferson Health in New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH award in the category of Innovative Employment for its internship program for young adults with disabilities. This marked the second year for the Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity awards. A total of three Spotlight Awards are given out each year in three different categories. The Spotlight on Innovative Employment, which Jefferson won, recognizes teams that develop quality jobs and rewarding careers that make use of the skills and experience participants... Read more →


James "Jimmy" J. May, a.k.a. Newt; of Bellmawr

James "Jimmy" J. May, a.k.a. Newt, on July 21, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of Grays Ferry. Age 61. Beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Hasson). Devoted father of Scott and Jacky. Loving grandfather of Kash Justin May. Dear brother of William (Pam), Cathy (Glenn), Beth Ann May Volio and the late John and Joseph May. Son of the late John F. Jr "Jack" and Catherine May. Son-in-law of Thomas Hasson and the late Nancy Hasson. Brother-in-law of Mary May, Elaine (Tom), Michael, Barbara (the late Michael), Sue (Bill) and Christine (Christopher). Uncle of John, Karen, Danielle, Erin, Patrick, Brian, Brooke, Brittney,... Read more →


Course Hero Writing Contest

Here at Course Hero, we remember what it is like to be a student strapped for cash, and we understand $1,000 goes a long way. It can pay for that laptop you always wanted, or you can buy one and a half textbooks, or just blow it all on an infinite supply of ramen noodles. Whatever the case may be, we are here to help you. About You: You don’t like writing--you love it. Legal Resident of the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and at least 18 years old Currently enrolled full-time or part-time in a two-year or four-year accredited... Read more →


Services of construction site cleaning: aspects to consider when choosing a cleaning company

Why cleaning services of a construction site are in high demand In Australia, there are special sanitary and epidemiological rules and standards for the maintenance of construction sites, which are difficult to meet without regular cleaning of construction waste. The accumulation of different building debris, such as wood, metal, drywall, concrete, glass, plastic, bituminous mixtures, cardboard, etc. can also become a serious obstacle for the smooth project implementation. That is why the site cleaning must be carried out by professionals both during the construction process and after its completion. Also, the careful cleaning procedure is relevant before various types of... Read more →


Nursing Home Industry Applauds Trump for Providing $5B to Help Protect Residents/Caregivers

Call On Congress To Prioritize Additional Resources and Support For Long Term Care Providers In Next COVID Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement today after President Trump announced $5 billion in additional Provider Relief Funds allocated for nursing homes. The following statement is attributable to Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “We appreciate the Administration sending this much-needed funding to our nursing... Read more →


Jane Ellen C. Taylor, of Brooklawn, formerly of Gloucester City; Patient Service Rep., GCHS Alum

Surrounded by her loving family, Jane Ellen passed peacefully at VITAS Hospice at Jefferson Stratford on July 22, 2020 at age 65. (nee Underwood). Of Brooklawn. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted wife of 22 years to Robert E. Taylor, Jr. Loving Gloucestercitynews.net files step-mother of Jennifer Misunas (Bill), Melissa McGill (Rick), Robert J. Taylor (Liz), Jamie Wagner (Matt) and Christopher Taylor. Cherished grandmom of Taylor, Ashley Sara, Cole, Emily, Matthew and Sophia. Beloved brother of Harry (Maureen), Phil (Betty), Lou (Sharon). Jane Ellen was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Jane Underwood and her brothers, Tom, Rich and... Read more →