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August 2, 2020

Camden Diocese Spent Over $18M in Settlements to Sex Abuse Survivors; Because of COVID Closing Account

(Camden City, NJ)(August 1, 2020)--For nearly 30 years the Diocese of Camden has been committed to providing professional counseling to the survivors of child sexual abuse to assist in the healing process and, where it has been requested, to the survivors’ parents, spouses and children. Thus far, the Diocese has expended nearly $1 million in providing such therapeutic assistance. In addition, to offer a measure of justice to the survivors of clerical abuse, the Diocese of Camden paid financial settlements totaling $10,270,000 from 1990 until last year. In June of last year, along with the Archdiocese of Newark and the other... Read more →

Attention Maritime Community in Tri-State Area! Expect Isais Sometime on Tuesday

Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness in Tri-State region NEW YORK —The Coast Guard is urging the commercial and recreational maritime community in the Tri-State area to practice hurricane preparedness as Hurricane Isaias has potential to affect the region. image courtesy of Pinterest Gloucestercitynews.net files The National Weather Service has forecasted Hurricane Isaias to potentially accelerate into the Tri-State area as a tropical storm on Tuesday. Potential hazards include high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding. Captains of the Port for New York and Long Island Sound are encouraging boaters to be proactive and prepared ahead of... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Alert: Heat Advisory Until 8PM

Gloucester City News blog files * WHAT...Heat index values up to 100 to 104 are expected. * WHERE...Northern Delaware, parts of southeastern Pennsylvania, and parts of southern and central New Jersey. * WHEN...From noon until 8:00 PM on Sunday. * IMPACTS...The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity levels will create the potential for heat related health issues. * AFFECTED AREAS: OCEAN ... SALEM ... SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON ... LOWER BUCKS ... DELAWARE ... MERCER ... NEW CASTLE ... WESTERN MONMOUTH ... EASTERN CHESTER ... NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON ... CAMDEN ... MIDDLESEX ... EASTERN MONTGOMERY ... GLOUCESTER ... SOMERSET ... PHILADELPHIA Instructions: Drink... Read more →

Gloucester County's Madison Kelly, Recipient of the Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship

On Monday, August 3rd, Dunkin’ and its Community Cruiser will honor local high school graduate from Gloucester County, Madison Kelly, who recently was selected as a recipient of the eleventh annual Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship Program. Each student will be awarded a $2,000 academic scholarship to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree at the institution of their choice. Dunkin’ will celebrate each student by providing a well-deserved Iced Coffee break with the recipient’s family, friends, and neighbors at the student’s residence (with social distancing measures and safety precautions in place). In addition to the coffee break, guests will also enjoy Dunkin’ Munchkins® Donut... Read more →

*GloucesterCityCountsToo Census 2020

Any questions Contact Ashley Hagan atrusdell@cityofgloucester.org Official website for the City of Gloucester Click here for Census website (U.S. Census Bureau)--Census workers have completed 96% of the 2020 Census “Update Leave” operation- where 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires are delivered to households in certain — often rural — areas across the country. In these areas, most households generally do not receive mail at their homes, so census workers drop off census materials in person. When the operation is complete, nearly every household nationwide will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census either in the mail or from... Read more →

Consumer News: Before Buying A Car Check This Out

July 31, 2020 by Jim Kreidler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Many of us depend on our cars — for work, errands, shuttling kids, and visiting loved ones. Maybe we love the freedom and convenience cars give us — but many of us find the car-buying process frustrating because of sales and financing practices. Gloucestercitynews.net files Yesterday, The Federal Trade Commission released two reports highlighting some of the challenges people face while buying and financing cars — especially when it comes to charges for add-on items after price negotiations, which can lead people to pay more than expected. If you’re thinking about... Read more →

CNB Hunting News NJ: Hunter Education Program

Traditional Hunter Education Courses Are Suspended Due to COVID-19 Hunter education staff now offers hunter education classes before our fall hunting seasons while following all safety protocols and ensuring the safety of staff, volunteers and students. At this time: Registration is open for live-fire range sessions beginning in August. All hunter education students MUST complete the HunterCourse.com online hunter education program which covers both disciplines (Firearm and Bow) and pass the 100-question test. Students must bring their completion certificate when taking the live-fire portion. (The Study Guide/Workbook will NOT be accepted during this time.) Upon completion of this online program, students... Read more →

NJDOT Announces $161 Million in Infrastructure Grants for Area Road Repairs

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced the release of $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2021 County Aid grants to help make infrastructure improvements on the local level. The grants are funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). “County Aid is just one of many programs that demonstrate the Murphy Administration’s commitment to our communities by improving infrastructure throughout New Jersey at every level of government,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “County Aid provides millions of dollars to local governments to help ensure their roads and bridges are maintained in a state of... Read more →

NJ Sierra Club: PSEG to Sell Fossil Fuel Fleet

NEWARK NJ--Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) announced that it is selling off its fossil fuel fleet. The announcement acknowledged that “an exit from the fossil generation business would accelerate PSEG’s transition to a primarily regulated and contracted business, with a zero-carbon generation platform.” “It is a big deal that PSEG is selling off their fossil fuel business after 117 years. This is a major shift in how New Jersey’s largest utility will be doing business in the future. PSEG is saying that betting on fossil fuels is a bet against the future. They are looking to become a full-service utility and... Read more →

Delaware Resident Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

WILMINGTON, Del. – A Delaware man pleaded guilty today to wire fraud in connection with false representations that he made in a final report to the United States Air Force. Pengcheng Lv is a co-owner of AlphaSense, Inc. (“AlphaSense”), a small technology company located in Wilmington, Delaware. Starting as early as 2008 and continuing through at least 2016, AlphaSense, through Lv, voluntarily and intentionally made false representations in grant proposals and payment requests to United States government agencies, including the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Air Force, Navy, and Army, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Science Foundation... Read more →

Pennsylvania Restaurant Owners Rebuke State's Restrictions, Plea for Assistance

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Restaurateurs said Tuesday that Pennsylvania's statewide pandemic restrictions on their industry will force 7,500 establishments to shut down forever and leave more than 200,000 workers unemployed. Unless, that is, Gov. Tom Wolf steps in to either roll back “arbitrary” capacity limits or support a bailout. “As much as we hate to ask, we need financial assistance,” said Rui Lucas, who owns both Na’Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse and the Iron Abbey in Montgomery County. “The PPP [Paycheck Protection Program] loan program is over. The leadership in Washington is lacking. If we do... Read more →

Joann M. Alston of Gloucester City

Joann M. Alston, of Gloucester City, passed away on July 22, 2020. Age 72. Born in Newark, New Jersey. She was predeceased by her parents, Saul Alston, Sr. and Emma Louise Alston; and her brother Saul Alston, Jr.. She is survived by her siblings, Wilhelmina Gregory and Eugene Clay Alston. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Viewing was held on Thursday, July 30th 2020 at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home (851 Monmouth St, Gloucester City, NJ 08030). Interment Glendale Cemetery (28 Hoover Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003). Read more →

NJ Urges Congress to Remove all Confederate Statues in U.S. House of Representatives

(TRENTON) – There are currently 11 statues of people who served in the Confederacy on display in the U.S. Capitol Building, with some located just steps from the U.S. House of Gloucestercitynews.net files Representatives chamber. The full Assembly on Thursday voted 55-1-17 to approve a measure (AR-178) to urge Congress to pass legislation to remove all Confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol Building. The measure’s sponsors, Assembly Democrats Bill Moen (D-Camden, Gloucester), Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) and Anthony Verrelli (D-Mercer, Hunterdon) released the following joint statement: “The monuments we keep within the United States Capitol are meant to reflect the ideals and... Read more →

Stolen Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Arrest of Late Night Car Burglar

Gloucester Township --On July 30th, 2020 at approximately 2:30 pm, an officer on proactive patrol observed a red Honda Accord that matched the description of one that was stolen the night prior from the Blackwood section of the Township. After confirming that the vehicle was the one stolen, Gloucester Township Police Officers stopped the vehicle and took the driver and passenger into custody without incident. Located in the vehicle were various items that had been reported stolen from unlocked vehicles in the Blackwood Estates development during the overnight hours. All recovered property was returned to its rightful owners. The 17 year... Read more →

Your Right to Vote is Under Attack

In preparing for the 2020 elections, Anti-Democracy Forces have declared War on our Democracy and the precious liberty of the right to vote. Millions of voters are at risk of not being able to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted. Every day, the news brings more stories of nefarious actions being taken by states, by outside special interest groups, and by foreign entities to confuse, isolate, and disenfranchise the votes and voices of American citizens. We know that voter suppression efforts have been numerous: purges of millions of voter registrations in the states; imposition of onerous voter ID laws;... Read more →

Officer Down: K-9 Bonnie Killed by Car During Investigation

K9 Bonnie University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 2020 RENO, NEVADA--K9 Bonnie was struck and killed by a vehicle in the area of Sutro Street and Wedekind Road while she and her handler assisted the Reno Police Department during a shooting investigation. Bonnie and her handler had responded to the area to assist with conducting a track. She was rushed to a local veterinary hospital after being struck but succumbed to her injuries. K9 Bonnie had served with the University of Nevada Reno Police Department for five years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page... Read more →

Good-Bye Freeholder Hello County Commissioner

Measure Sponsored in-part by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson TRENTON, NJ (July 31, 2020)--New Jersey remains the only state in the country to still use the colonial-era public office title of ‘freeholder’. Dating back to before the American Revolution, the title was used at a time when only white male owners of debt-free land Gloucestercitynews.net files could hold office. Today, it is a term often derided because of its inability to capture the actual duties of elected county officials. To remove the outdated and confusing label, the full Assembly voted 61-12-4 on Thursday sending legislation (A-3594) to change ‘Freeholder’... Read more →