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July 28, 2020

Fishing Vessel Sinks 37 Miles off Barnegat Light, Coast Guard Rescues Two

BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ, UNITED STATES 07.28.2020 Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 5 Coast Guard aircrews stand with two crewmembers of a vessel that sank 37 miles off Barnegat Light, New Jersey, Jul. 27, 2020. The men requested assistance after their 68-foot fishing vessel began taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard photo. BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two men 33 miles east of Barnegat Light early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay were notified at 5:30 a.m. via Channel 16 that a 68-foot fishing vessel had begun taking on water and its crew requested assistance. They... Read more →


Officials Charge Homeless Person with Armed Sexual Assault of Two Women

Assaults occurred July 24 in Willingboro, July 25 in Mount Holly BURLINGTON CITY, NJ --Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 28-year-old homeless man has been charged with sexually assaulting two women after threatening to harm them with a knife if they resisted. Shawn Midgette, who is known to stay in the Willingboro area, was taken into custody yesterday at approximately 4 p.m. by Willingboro police at the McDonald’s restaurant on Beverly Rancocas Road. The knife believed to be used during the assaults was... Read more →


LIHEAP Grants Available Through July 31 for Atlantic City Electric Customers

LIHEAP and other energy assistance programs available to help customers pay energy bills MAYS LANDING, N.J. (July 28, 2020) – Many energy assistance programs are available for Atlantic City Electric customers who may be facing challenges paying their energy bill due to the impact of COVID-19, including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which is still available through July 31. With the application deadline fast approaching, customers are encouraged to apply this week to take advantage of the available LIHEAP funding. Customers can receive more than $1,000 in grant support through LIHEAP toward their energy bill by applying for... Read more →


Republican Congressional Candidate: Now Is Not The Time To Be Bitter

This election is far too important to risk losing down-ballot races COLLINGSWOOD – Claire Gustafson, Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s First Congressional District, after reading reports that unsuccessful GOP US Senate candidates Tricia Flanagan and Hirsh Singh haven’t coalesced behind the winner of the primary election, Rik Mehta, said, “Now is not the time to be bitter.” “I’ve been where Flanagan and Singh are now, I lost a hard-fought four-way congressional primary in 2014,” Claire Gustafson said, “I get it, losing isn’t fun. What I didn’t do was discourage my supporters from getting behind the winner. Instead, I... Read more →


NJAC Suspends All Fall Sports Conference Games; Rowan Will Comply with Order

PITMAN, NJ - The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) announced today the suspension of all fall sports conference-wide in an effort to help support its member institutions’ efforts to keep their students and staff healthy. Conference leadership, however, will explore the possibility of playing fall sports in the spring. Gloucestercitynews.net files As a result of this decision based on health and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rowan University will not compete in men’s and women’s cross country, football, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball this fall. Rowan Athletics, however, is committed to providing a safe... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Ranked 9th in State

in U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” Ranking 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... Read more →


Sam Petsonk Seeking West Virginia AG Position

Sam Petsonk, the Democratic nominee for West Virginia Attorney General, is a labor lawyer who has dedicated his career to ensuring better wages, working conditions, and retirement benefits for coal Gloucestercitynews.net files miners and all workers – recovering millions of dollars in judgments against some of the most powerful companies in the state. After securing the party’s nomination in June, Petsonk is going head to head with incumbent and former pharmaceutical company lobbyist Patrick Morrisey in November. In 2018, Patrick Morrisey signed on to a partisan lawsuit that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act without any replacement, despite the critical... Read more →


Guest Opinion: NJBIA Opposes Bill Adding  Workers Comp Costs to Employers

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is opposing legislation today that creates a presumption that certain essential employees contracted COVID-19 on the job and shifts the response costs onto New Jersey’s workers compensation system. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Ray Cantor submitted testimony to the Assembly Appropriations Committee that explained this process would increase premiums and ultimately result in significant financial loss on employers, many of which are struggling due to the pandemic. Cantor also added that federal CARES Act money is already allocated to cover the costs of essential workers who contract COVID-19. He said if the... Read more →


150 Plus Businesses in NJ Received Top Tier of PPP Mega Loans

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square Jul 24, 2020 Gloucestercitynews.net files (The Center Square) – A total of 163 businesses and nonprofit organizations across New Jersey received at least $5 million a piece in loans through the U.S. Treasury’s Paycheck Protection Program, a data analysis reveals. Early in July, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, revealed loan-level data across the country for so-called mega loans – disbursements of $150,000 or more. A comb-through of the data within New Jersey reveals corporations made up nearly half of the 163 loan recipients receiving at least $5... Read more →


Guest Opinion: All -Mail Vote Debacle in New Jersey is a Warning for November

By Jason Snead July 2020 THE CENTER SQUARE Even as New Jersey voters look to the general election, many are still coping with the aftermath of the state’s first all-mail vote. Paterson, the Garden State’s third-largest city, is mired in a burgeoning election scandal. One in five ballots have been rejected. The local NAACP has cried foul. And now, four men – including a councilman and councilman-elect – have been charged by the state’s attorney general with criminal election fraud. The state’s May 12 election was conducted entirely by mail on Gov. Phil Murphy’s order. Ballots were automatically sent to... Read more →


Sister Marie St. James Nulty, I.H.M., Longtime Principal

Sister Marie St. James Nulty, I.H.M., died July 10 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata, at age 89. Helen Nulty was born on Aug. 10, 1930 to her parents James and Mary (Carey) Nulty in Philadelphia. Helen attended St. Francis de Sales (1937-1939) and Most Blessed Sacrament Schools (1939-1945) then West Catholic High School, from which she graduated in 1949. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1949 and received her habit and her religious name, Sister Marie St. James, in 1950. She pronounced first vows on April 13, 1952. She would go on to earn degrees... Read more →


13 Development Projects at 60th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards Honored by NJBIA

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association and its flagship publication, New Jersey Business magazine, honored the visionaries behind 13 outstanding New Jersey development projects at the 60th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards today. A virtual, live video event was held presented on YouTube today, saluting the companies and entities, as well as the architects, builders and financing entities, whose recent noteworthy projects have benefited their communities and improved New Jersey’s overall economic landscape. The full video of the virtual event, highlighting each winner, can be found here. “These winning projects have created $404 million in capital investment, nearly 2,800... Read more →


The Highest Property Crime Rate PA is Upper Merion Twp; Millville Leads in NJ

The Center Square Gloucestercitynews.net files (The Center Square) – Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, experienced the highest property crime rate – 3,602.5 per 100,000 people – among the cities with populations of 20,000 or more in the state, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St. The city recorded 1,105 property crimes in 2018, including 30 burglaries and 19 vehicle thefts, the analysis states. The poverty rate in the city at that time was not available. Because property crimes are often committed to gain money or other benefits, cities with higher property crime rates often have elevated poverty rates, according to... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle Struck and Killed by Vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi End of Watch Sunday, July 26, 2020 Monroe County, Mississippi--Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a safety checkpoint on Hamilton Road near Seely Drive. He and several other deputies were conducting the checkpoint when a vehicle struck him and a second deputy at about 9:45 pm. Both deputies were transported to a hospital in Tupelo where Deputy Pickle succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight. Deputy Pickle was a Mississippi National Guard Veteran. BIO Age 24 Tour Not available Badge Not available Military Veteran... Read more →


GTA 5: Most Watched GTA Twitch Streamers

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 28, 2020)--It has been over six years since GTA V was launched way back in September 2013. And yet even today GTA is one of the most popular games out there succeeding at getting unusually high viewership in streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Top 10 Most Watched Twitch Streamers All the data related to GTA Twitch streamers which have been mentioned below are for the last 30 days . #10. RatedEpicz With over 983,715 total viewer hours, RatedEpicz makes it on the tenth position of our list. Last month his channel had 11,860 peak viewers whilst he was... Read more →


Jewish Federation of Philadelphia Calls for Rodney Muhammad to be Removed from Office for Anti-Semitism Remarks

PHILADELPHIA PA (July 27, 2020)--On Thursday, Rodney Muhammad, President of the Philadelphia NAACP, intentionally initiated the spread of anti-Semitism on his Facebook page said an official from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. "Disgusting, unbelievably wrong thing to do," said Steve Rosenberg, the chief operating officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, according to Stopantisemitism.org An image allegedly posted by Muhammad showed images of actor and rapper Ice Cube, Philadelphia Eagles star DeSean Jackson and TV host Nick Cannon - all three who have recently made anti-Semitic posts - and a man crushing people with his hand with the... Read more →


Volkswagen Settles Lawsuit, Repays $9.5 Billion to Car Owners and Lessees

July 27, 2020 by Jonathan Cohen Senior Attorney, Division of Enforcement, FTC You might remember that, back in 2016, the FTC sued and then settled with Volkswagen and Porsche over their multi-million dollar “clean diesel” marketing campaigns. The problem? The VWs, Audis, and Porsches they said were “clean” actually had an illegal device to let the cars pass emissions tests. Not so clean, after all. The settlement that the FTC attorneys and I negotiated – along with the private bar – got Volkswagen and Porsche to agree to pay up to $10 billion to replace or repair the more than... Read more →


Guest Opinion: NJBIA Opposes Health Insurance Tax

....It Will Raise Premiums, Lead Struggling Employers to Cease Coverage for Workers The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is urging the Assembly Appropriations Committee today to vote against a proposed $300 million health insurance tax that Gloucestercitynews.net files would increase costs for businesses, nonprofits and ultimately all employees who pay a portion of their healthcare premiums. NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas said bill A-4389 will impose a new 2.75% state excise tax on net, fully insured health insurance premiums for health benefits plans, MEWAs and dental and vision coverage. “In a crisis such as we are in,... Read more →