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August 6, 2020

White Perch, Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum Caught on the Chesapeake Last Week

Maryland's August 5 Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Mia Spiker traveled to lower Trappe with her family to enjoy some fishing for white perch – and was delighted with the first fish she has ever caught. Photo by Herb Floyd August seems to have arrived in the blink of an eye, and families are doing their best to fit in some outdoor summer recreation time. Be sure to stay safe and follow the latest COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor recreation. On Aug. 6 at noon the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hosts another Maryland Fishing Roundtable webinar... Read more →

Guest Opinion: 2020 Democratic Party Platform Declares War on Second Amendment Rights

SOURCE NRA-ILA The national Democratic Party is no longer making any attempt to hide their antipathy towards guns and gun owners. Where once the party attempted to tailor their anti-gun messaging to appear moderate and appeal to some gun owners, the draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform contains a full-throated assault on firearms ownership and a blueprint for undermining every aspect of Second Amendment rights. Viewed in historical context, the draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform is the most anti-gun the party has ever put forward. Released July 21, the draft platform contains the following passage: Democrats will enact universal background checks, end... Read more →

NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway Sees Drop in Traffic - Toll Hikes Still Going Forward

The NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway have seen a decrease in traffic and toll revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the NJ Turnpike Gloucestercitynews.net files Authority, traffic on the Turnpike was down 30% through June and traffic on the Parkway was down 26%. Revenue for both highways dropped by 27%, but the agency has said that they are $53 million under budget this year so far. The NJ Turnpike Authority recently approved toll hikes and massive highway widening projects for both the NJ Turnpike and GS Parkway that will cause environmental damage and increase climate impacts. “Traffic on... Read more →

Lower Township Police Stop Motor Vehicle, Two Individuals Arrested

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 6, 2020)--On Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at approximately 7:06 p.m., detectives from the Lower Township Police Department, with the assistance of uniformed patrol officers, conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2011 Chevy Camaro in the 500 block of Seashore Rd., in the Erma section of the Township. Gloucestercitynews.net files Two male subjects occupied the vehicle. The driver, identified as Jacob Eck, an 18 year old, unemployed male from the Villas, was being sought on an arrest warrant for Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the passenger in the vehicle... Read more →

Dept of Homeland Security Announces Federal Grants for 9 Nonprofits in South Jersey

CHERRY HILL, NJ (August 6, 2020)-- – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced that nine local nonprofits will each receive federal grants for a total of $823,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grant. The grants allocated by the DHS assist states, local areas, tribal, territorial governments, nonprofit agencies and the private sector with their preparedness efforts. “Nonprofits – including houses of worship – need our help now, more than ever, to ensure their facilities are secure and attendees are safe,” said Congressman Norcross. “It’s a sad fact that we are experiencing a... Read more →

Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit, Seeking Hunter Biden Travel Records

Seeks Dates and Locations of Hunter Biden’s International and Domestic Travel During the Period He Received Secret Service Protective Detail (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for records relating to travel by Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:20-cv-02094)). Specifically, Judicial Watch seeks records on the dates and locations of Hunter Biden’s international and domestic travel during the period he received... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD's Overnight Stakeout A Success, Several Thieves Busted

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --On 8/1/20, at approximately 00:39 AM, Gloucester Township Police patrol officers and detectives were conducting plainclothes stakeout operations in reference to a series of unlocked vehicle burglaries that were occurring overnight in the area of Laurel Hills, Millbridge Homes, and Millbridge Gardens Apartments sections of Gloucester Township NJ. The Gloucester Township Police Department received a call from an observant and informed citizen. The citizen had been monitoring Gloucester Township community notifications about the unlocked vehicle burglaries and saw two suspicious subjects in the area trying to open several vehicle doors on the 600 block of Hobart Dr. Plainclothes... Read more →

$1.7M DOL Grant for New Jersey Workers

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) applauded the $1,718,593 grant awarded to New Jersey by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL announced today nearly $102.5 million in grants to 47 states and Puerto Rico through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program. This annual formula grant provides funding to states for Training and Other Activities (TaOA), including training services, job search and relocation allowances, and employment and case management services to serve eligible workers affected by foreign trade. “Now, more than ever, America’s workers need our support,” said Congressman Norcross. “As the country faces both a public... Read more →

Gloucester City Residents! Did You Send In Your 2020 Census ?

Any questions Contact Ashley Hagan atrusdell@cityofgloucester.org Click here for City of Gloucester website 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 →

Mark Lloyd Ellis, of Sicklerville, age 56, Member of Equipping The Saints Training Center

Sicklerville - Mark Lloyd Ellis died on May 3, 2020 at the age of 56. Husband of 27 ½ wonderful and incredible years, Sonja Maria Ellis (nee Davis), Eldest Brother, James D. Ellis aka “RED”, youngest brother, Dwaine Jeffrey Ellis (Deceased) Mother, Yvonne Ellis (nee Benjamin) (Deceased) and Father, James Dotford Ellis, Sr. “JD” (Deceased). Mark was a member of Equipping The Saints Training Center, a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the care of Apostle Keith D. and Prophetess Carnetta McDuffie of West Berlin NJ. Mark loved to minister to people and lead many people to the Lord... Read more →

CNB Book Review: Four Great Reads for Summer

“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount (NAPSI)—“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia... Read more →

Going shopping? Don’t get shortchanged

August 4, 2020 by Sachit Gali Intern, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Gloucestercitynews.net files Remember when stores ran out of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and face masks? Well, now COVID-19 is cause for a new shortage: coins. Because of business shutdowns and social distancing, people have been spending cash at stores or restaurants at record low levels. Adding to the shortage, the U.S. Mint has slowed down coin production for a few months to keep employees safe from COVID-19. Now, some businesses are running low on coins and not offering change. Here are some tips to avoid losing money... Read more →

Gov. Wolf Says Pennsylvania Will Pickup the Postage Cost for Mail-In-Ballots

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf revealed Friday that it will pay to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with every ballot it mails to voters this year in the interest of boosting voter participation during the coronavirus pandemic. Gloucester City News blog files Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced the move, saying that anyone who applies for a mail-in ballot online, in person or by mail will also have the cost of mailing the ballot back paid for. "Our goal is to make voting as accessible, safe, and easy... Read more →

A Breakdown of Data Breaches by State

PAUL BISCHOFF TECH WRITER, PRIVACY ADVOCATE AND VPN EXPERT COMPARITECH Data breaches are common in headlines these days, but they are not equally spread out in terms of location. Data breaches occur far more often in some US states than others, and the number of records lost or stolen varies as well. Data breaches are common in headlines these days, but they are not equally spread out in terms of location. Data breaches occur far more often in some US states than others, and the number of records lost or stolen varies as well. Puerto Rico is not included in this... Read more →

Owner of Cup of Bliss Coffee Shop Charged in Shovel Attack

Camden City N.J. (August6, 2020)– A Collingswood business owner has been charged after hitting a neighboring business’s employee in the head with a shovel, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey. Brian McBride, 42, of Washington Township, has been charged with one count of third-degree Aggravated Assault, one count of third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Police were called to the 500 block of Haddon Ave. on Aug. 3 for a report of an an armed subject who assaulted a... Read more →

Delaware Residents and Visitors Urged to Clean Up Trash

This year, the 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will transition from a one-day, in-person event to a month-long campaign to keep the state’s beaches and waterways free of courtesy of Seton School (Gloucestercitynews.net files) trash, DNREC announced today. “Following the lead of other states and guidance from the Ocean Conservancy, Delaware’s Coastal Cleanup Program will not include large organized group cleanups this year,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin. “Although we will not have the traditional gatherings at specific beaches and coastal areas statewide on the usual September Saturday, the Delaware Coastal Cleanup’s message remains the same — we can all make... Read more →

CNB Business: New Jersey American Water Announces Changes

CAMDEN, N.J. (AUG. 5, 2020) – New Jersey American Water recently announced changes to its Finance and Human Resources teams. Michael McKeever, who has served as Senior Finance Manager at New Jersey American Water since 2019, has been promoted to Divisional Chief Financial Officer for the Eastern Division which includes New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Maryland. The company also welcomes Deana Earland Perez, who has joined the company as Director, Human Resources Business Partner for the Eastern Division. “After nearly 15 years with American Water, Michael has continuously proven to be an asset to our team, and we are pleased... Read more →

Red Bank Sidewalk Sale

Red Bank RiverCenter is excited to announce the 66th year of the annual shopping spree RED BANK, NJ – August 3, 2020 – Red Bank RiverCenter (RiverCenter), in conjunction with Red Bank retailers and shop owners, is thrilled to announce that the 66th year of the Red Bank Summer Sidewalk Sale will once again set up streetside in the town’s vibrant downtown district! A staple of the summer season, the event invites the savviest of shoppers to enjoy the season’s best deals and most fashionable finds from Red Bank’s beloved retail businesses in a safe outdoor setting. Beginning Friday, August 28... Read more →