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July 25, 2020

NJ SIERRA CLUB: Beach Report - NJ Must Improve Water Quality Protections

Gloucestercitynews.net files Today, the annual beach report Safe for Swimming: Pollution at Our Beaches and How to Prevent It was released by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group. According to the report, 73 of 22 beaches (32.88%) in New Jersey tested potentially unsafe for at least one day in 2019. Beaches in Cape May County, Ocean Gloucestercitynews.net files County, and Monmouth County tested potentially unsafe on 5% of the days that sampling took place. “It is now the middle of the summer, and everyone wants to go out and enjoy the Shore. However, pollution from stormwater runoff... Read more →

Tomasina Brattelli (nee Lammendola), of Runnemede

Tomasina Brattelli (nee Lammendola), of Runnemde, NJ, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020, at the age of 93. Devoted mother of Domenic John (the late Victoria), Rosemary Evernham, Theresa M. Sylvester (Stephen), and Maria Howell. Loving grandmom of Bill, Domenic, Stephanie, and Christopher (Sara) and great grandmother of John and Angelo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 9:15am to 11:15am Monday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE, NJ. Funeral Mass to follow at 12 noon at Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti, 321 Orchard Avenue, Runnemede, NJ. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA. In... Read more →

New Jersey American Water announces bold new START program

to create jobs and invest in water and wastewater services Estimated Creation of Up to 2,000 Jobs through Additional $150 Million Investment Annually CAMDEN, N.J. (July 24, 2020) – New Jersey American Water President Cheryl Norton today announced a bold new program that proposes to accelerate capital investment in water and wastewater infrastructure while creating and/or sustaining thousands of jobs. Solutions Today and Reinvesting Tomorrow (START), consists of several distinct proposed pieces, which collectively will serve the greater good of New Jersey American Water’s customers and the entire state. Norton announced the details of the program in testimony before the Assembly... Read more →

Advocates: “Government Should Make It Easier, Quicker to Get Life-Saving Aid”

(July 24, 2020)--Millions of Americans who applied for Unemployment Insurance (UI) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, during the pandemic have faced time-consuming application processes, trouble reaching government offices, and delays in receiving benefits, according to new research by the nonprofit organization, Hunger Free America. This data comes to light during the greatest hunger crisis in the United States in modern times with one in three children facing food insecurity and the highest unemployment rate in modern American history. Hunger Free America’s new report, “Access Denied: Unemployment and SNAP Benefits Application Barriers During... Read more →

Customs and Border Protection Officers Intercepted 7 Counterfeit African Passports in Philly

Release Date: July 24, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted seven counterfeit and altered African passports in Philadelphia Wednesday that were destined to an address in Palm Beach County, Florida. Philadelphia CBP officers seized this altered Gambia passport and six others. While examining arriving international air parcels, CBP officers inspected a shipment from Turkey manifested as documents. Inside officers discovered seven passports from African nations that appeared altered, lacked sufficient security features and used identical photos in more than one passport. The seven passports were allegedly issued by the governments of Angola, Benin, Gambia, Lesotho and... Read more →

Former Congressman Ozzie Myers, of Philadelphia Charged with Fraudulently Stuffing Ballot Boxes for Democrat Candidates

image courtesy of https://www.geckoandfly.com/ PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that former U.S. Congressman Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 77, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been charged by Indictment with multiple counts, including conspiring to violate voting rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Pennsylvania primary elections, bribery of an election official, Gloucestercitynews.net files falsification of records, voting more than once in federal elections, and obstruction of justice. U.S. Attorney McSwain’s video statement providing additional details about this case is available on the Office website here. Specifically, Myers is alleged... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Introducing New Ideas

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Dogs are social animals. That means introducing humans and other animals is an important part of creating a well-rounded life for your dog. Take your dog to parks, on hiking trails, and to dog-friendly neighborhoods. Introduce him to lots of people and observe his interaction with them. Does he seem anxious? Is he panting or trembling, giving off warning growls? If so, go slowly and allow him to take his time in new situations. Never leave Fido alone with children. Some dogs become nervous around the chaos of active toddlers. Always reward episodes of calmness with lots... Read more →

Suspect's Argument with Employee of Mt. Laurel Medical Office Ends in Murder;

UPDATED: ...the argument was over an appointment for his father; A patient was also shot! Bruce Gomola Jr., 51 MOUNT LAUREL ­(July 24, 2020)– Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Laurel Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced that a Burlington Township man has been charged with fatally shooting an employee and wounding a patient inside a township medical office this afternoon. Bruce Gomola Jr., 51, of Kingsbridge Drive, was charged with Murder (First Degree), two counts of Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). NJ1015.com is reporting that Gomola is a Burlington County... Read more →

Greater Philadelphia: Visitor Health and Safety Top Priority for the Entire Philadelphia Region.

A statue of Billy Penn stands on top of Philadelphia City Hall PHILADELPHIA PA (July 2020)--To help address the impact of COVID-19, VISIT PHILADELPHIA is united with public health agencies, government and elected officials, industry colleagues and you — the Greater Philadelphia community and our visitors — to support for visitors, residents and employees throughout Philadelphia and the Countryside as the region begins to reopen. Reopening Led by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia’s four surrounding counties — Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery — are in the green phase of reopening as of June 26, 2020. Philadelphia moved into an expanded yellow... Read more →

Congressman Norcross Favors Bills that Secure Nation, Address Pandemic and Invest in American Families

WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2020)— Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and House Armed Services Committee – voted in favor of H.R. 7608, a “minibus” package that contains four Fiscal Year 2021 bills that fund federal departments and agencies including those related to military construction, veterans, agriculture, interior, environment and the State Department. “How we invest our nation’s funding is a reflection of our priorities, and these appropriations bills show that we are prioritizing our workers, our veterans, bringing back a healthy economy and a clean environment,” said Congressman Norcross.... Read more →

Pennsylvania Republican Party News

This is a new weekly update from Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Lawrence Tabas filling you in on what our statewide party leaders are up to, along with relevant news pertaining to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Good morning, Pennsylvania. I spoke with the Pennsylvania Senate Thursday about the ethical concerns of mail-in drop boxes. These boxes are not a valid means of submitting voter ballots. Mail-in drop boxes in fact threaten our constitutional rights and raise serious security concerns. → Watch here: State Senate Governmental Committee discusses 2020 election issues (PAGOP) Our current legislation simply does not permit drop boxes as a... Read more →

NRA-ILA: Every Town’s Hail Mary

What do you do when millions of Americans are lining up against your worldview? You find a friendly reporter willing to help you try to cast a frightful shadow over that reality in the hopes of advancing your anti-American agenda. Gloucestercitynews.net files At least, that’s what Everytown did. A Politico reporter used FBI NICS data acquired by Everytown to claim “Blocked gun sales skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic.” The claim in the article is that the number of people denied the ability to purchase a firearm through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has, well, skyrocketed. The title and... Read more →

Hofstra University Congratulates Spring 2020 Dean's List Students from New Jersey

HEMPSTEAD, NY (07/22/2020)-- Hofstra University congratulates the students named to the Spring 2020 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean's List. Kyra Bryant of Vineland , NJ Anaya Colon of Clementon , NJ Alyssa DeAngelo of Sewell , NJ Colette Euksuzian of Medford , NJ Natalie Evans of Woodlynne , NJ Antonio Franceschini of Pilesgrove , NJ Carl Gibson of Cherry Hill , NJ Alexis Goeke of Bordentown , NJ Griffin Lange of Wall Township , NJ Augostina Mallous of Cape May Court... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Swedesboro resident named to UMass Lowell dean's list LOWELL, Mass. (Grassroots Newswire) July 24, 2020 - Kieran Burns of Swedesboro, N.J. (08085), has been recognized for achieving academic distinction at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Burns, majoring in electrical engineering, was named to the dean's list at UMass Lowell for the spring 2020 semester. UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 18,000 students bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers... Read more →

Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, Dies in Vehicle Rollover Accident somewhere in Eastern Syria

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount Operation Inherent Resolve. Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, 25, from St. George, Utah, died as the result of a vehicle rollover accident while conducting reconnaissance operations, July 21, 2020, in Eastern Syria. The incident is under investigation. Mount was assigned to 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. “He was a husband, son, brother and leader who was adored by everyone who knew him,” Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commander of the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based division,... Read more →