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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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Cleanup Plan for the Imperial Oil Superfund Site in Morganville Released

Morganville, N.J. (July 28, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a change to its plan to address groundwater contamination at the Imperial Oil Superfund Site in Morganville. Data collected since the original cleanup plan was selected in 1992 indicate that natural processes are effectively reducing the levels... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Who Knew Mules Like Watermelon?

Slim Randles CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)-- Dud and I had just about finished solving the problems on page one and were about to start solving sports dilemmas when Bert mumbled something. Now Bert, usually loquacious, was in one of his rare, but deadly, silent coffee mornings. Normally he'd fill the Mule Barn... Read more →


Sandmann's Lawyer Accuses CNN Reporter Stelter with Breaking Agreement

SHELBY TALCOTT MEDIA REPORTER July 27, 2020 Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann’s lawyer accused CNN’s Brian Stelter of breaching a confidentiality agreement Friday after the host retweeted speculation on the settlement. Sandmann settled a defamation lawsuit with the Washington Post in July after he was misrepresented by media publications over an... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Virtua Health Hospitals Among the Best in New Jersey and Philadelphia Area

(MARLTON, N.J.) Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes hospitals are among the best performing hospitals in New Jersey and the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area in the latest U.S News and World Report 2020 -2021 rankings. Virtua Memorial and Virtua Willingboro hospitals also received recognition as top performers in the treatment... Read more →


Hudson County Retailer Given Bonus for Selling $124M Mega Million Jackpot Ticket

TRENTON (July 29, 2020) –New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey, today visited Brenda’s Inc. (also known as The Corner Store II) at 110 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in Bayonne, in Hudson County. Carey presented The Corner Store II’s owner, Vijaykumar Patel, with a ceremonial check for $30,000 representing the bonus... Read more →


Buying a Racecar: What You Need to Consider

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 29,2020)--Whether it is the realization of a lifelong dream or a relatively recent idea, making the decision to buy a racecar is an exciting time. However, once you get into the details of buying a racecar, it can become a stressful task. To ensure you choose the right car, you... Read more →


The start-up entrepreneurs' journey during the 2020 COVID-19 phase – Insights by Ej Dalius

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 29,2020)--No one thought that 2020 would become all about masks, sanitizers, social distancing, and consecutive full and partial lockdowns. Many business owners decided to expand their business in 2020 and tap into uncharted market regions. Similarly, not every start-up entrepreneur or small business owner took the World Health Organization's alerts... Read more →


Allentown Woman Charged with Using Disabled Stepdaughter to Produce Child Pornography

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of an Allentown woman who allegedly used her intellectually disabled 13-year-old stepdaughter to produce child pornography. The Office of Attorney General said Zoraida Flores (photo) was arrested Thursday evening and charged with Manufacturing Child Pornography, Possession of Child Pornography, Indecent Assault, Endangering the... Read more →


Group Traveling 6,500 Miles for Peace

New York, NY (July 27, 2020)—A van of young people are gearing up to tour the country this summer for Peace Road 2020: Reconciling All People, supporting and spotlighting local initiatives in their efforts towards bringing reconciliation in America. The four-week tour kicks off on the east coast at Point Comfort,... Read more →


Guest Opinion: The Scourge of White Liberal Racism

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the problem of white liberal racism: It is now considered a truth of the highest order that the United States is irredeemably racist. This has been the steady drumbeat of reporters and commentators for months on end. The villains,... Read more →


Is Donald Trump Really in Trouble?

Donald Trump falls further out of public and betting favor, but his chances of winning the Presidential race are better than the odds would suggest. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 29, 2020)--Political betting is rife nowadays, and never more so than betting on US Politics. The 2020 US Elections are shaping up to be one... Read more →


Pick-6 Amounts to $4.6M for July 30 Drawing

TRENTON (July 28, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on July 27 produced nine winners of $2,713 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. Three of those tickets were purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $5,426. The winning numbers for the Monday, July 27, drawing were: 06, 15, 21,... Read more →


Soros Funds Campaign of Prosecutor Charging St. Louis Couple Protecting Home from BLM Insurgents

( Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 28, 2020)----A controversial city prosecutor investigated for abusing her power to pursue a bogus criminal case against a political nemesis and fined for campaign finance violations just received a hefty reelection George Soros, worth $8 billion, is a well-known supporter of progressive and liberal political causes, to which he... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Volunteer Center of South Jersey Announces Local Scholarship Winners

DeAisha Johnson Sewell, New Jersey— The Volunteer Center of South Jersey proudly announces the winners of the 2020 Scholarship Award for Volunteer Excellence (SAVE). This year’s winners are Thomas (TJ) Edmund, Jr. of National Park and DeAisha Johnson of Sicklerville. Under the program, two (2) $500 scholarships are awarded annually to... Read more →


COVID-19 Testing 7 Days a Week at AFC Urgent Care

Come in today for your COVID-19 Test. These past few months have been challenging for everyone, and we hope that you are all safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we will remain focused on keeping our employees,... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff William Nichols Drowns Trying to Save Son from Rip Current

Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi End of Watch Wednesday, July 22, 2020 WILLIAM K. NICHOLS Deputy Sheriff William Nichols drowned while attempting to save his son from a rip current near Sandestin, Walton County, Florida. He was able to get his son to safety but was... Read more →


COVID-19 and Antibody Testing at AFC Urgent Care

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Officer Down: Police Officer Scott Hutton, Shot & Killed

Police Officer Scott Hutton Alexander Police Department, Arkansas End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Alexander, Arkansas--Police Officer Scott Hutton was shot and killed when he went to pick up a patrol car from another officer's home at the beginning of his shift at 7:10 pm. Due to the anti-police social... Read more →


RR Crossing Repairs Begin in Pitman Tuesday

Necessary safety work will require detours (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a three-day closure and detour of East Holly Avenue/CR 624 in Pitman, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28, until... Read more →


Upscale River Pointe Luxury Apartments Now Leasing; Estimated $17.4 Million Spent to Build/Renovate Complex

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 26, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)---Cyzner Properties the owner of the River Pointe Apartment complex, (a.ka.a. Chatham Square, Meadowbrook Mews) 58 Crescent Blvd., and Klemm Avenue, Gloucester City is accepting applications for one or two-bedroom unit. The monthly rental price begins at $1,400. Gloucestercitynews.net files... Read more →


Brace Yourself for the Truth: All Kids Lie!

12 tips for raising truthful kids Parents rate honesty as the quality they most want to teach their children. We asked the experts for their best advice for raising honest kids. by: Charity Ferreira /greatschools.org Brace yourself for the cold, hard truth: all kids lie. They do it for many of... Read more →


Tahir Gregory of Atlantic City Sentenced to Prison for Selling Illegal Drugs

MAYS LANDING— A 41 year-old Atlantic City man has been sentenced on narcotics possession charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Tahir Gregory, 41, (photo) was sentenced on July 21, 2020, to New Jersey state prison for a sentence of 15 years with a 7 ½ year period of parole... Read more →


Pennsylvania Health Tells Blue Jays No!

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania health officials told the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday to find a new place to play their home games amid an alarming rise of coronavirus cases in the southwestern corner of the state. Gloucestercitynews.net files The team hoped to... Read more →


Owners of Atilis Gym Arrested & Released; Charged with Contempt of Court

Camden City, N.J. (July 27, 2020)--– The owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr were arrested and released early Monday morning after continuing to operate their business despite a judge issuing a contempt order against them on Friday, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. Ian Smith, 33, of Delanco... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Mind Dysmorphia

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor My husband used to ask me, “Don’t you just love an adventure?” The answer was always an enthusiastic, “Yes!” But now, my brain can’t keep up with my age. Inside, I’m still a kid. Outside, I’m pushing seventy. My face still breaks out when I’m nervous. Only... Read more →


Mark Joseph Holdcraft, 25, of Bellmawr

Mark Joseph Holdcraft, 25, of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away suddenly on Sunday March 29, 2020. He was born on February 9, 1995, the son of William and Karen (Yannessa) Holdcraft. Mark Joseph Holdcraft, Mark was an avid fan of music, wrestling, and hockey. Mark is survived by his parents William and... Read more →


How to Choose the Best Online Casino Game

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 27, 2020)--Playing games at online casinos can be a fun way to pass time and maybe even make a small fortune while doing so. You can play just for fun or for real money, depending on how lucky you're feeling. Most online casinos offer free play so you can test... Read more →


STUDY: What Factors Help Predict Who Will Keep Their Memory into Their 90s?

Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS – Why do some people stay sharp into their 90s, even if they have the amyloid plaques in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease? And why do others reach their 90s without ever developing any plaques? These questions are explored in a new study published in... Read more →