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August 11, 2020

Biden's Choice... Kamala Harris

Washington DC (August 11, 2020)--Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States, has selected U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 elections. Harris joins Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin in becoming the third woman in history tapped as the vice presidential pick, as well as the fourth woman, with Hillary Clinton, on a major-party presidential ticket. She is also the first woman of color to be selected as the running mate on a major-party presidential ticket, as well as the first multiracial woman, the first South Asian woman, and the... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Pennsylvania Needs To Be More Friendly Towards Businesses

The sign is at the westbound side of Interstate 80 as drivers enter Pennsylvania from New Jersey (courtesy of https://www.wnep.com) By Sen. Doug Mastriano | THE CENTER SQUARE A restaurant from Ohio recently awarded Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf with its “employee of the month award.” The recognition was tongue-in-cheek, but the honor was very deserving. After all, Pennsylvanians residing near the Ohio border have been flocking to the Buckeye State to enjoy restaurants, as well as food and beverage establishments, that are either shuttered here or operating at limited capacity. As part of his unilateral, autocratic mandates, Gov. Wolf shut down... Read more →

Penn Tells Students Stay Away from College

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 11, 2020)--We write today with an enormous sense of sadness. It had been our fervent hope since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic that public health measures and increased availability of testing would allow us to offer our undergraduates a hybrid learning experience this fall that, by including more remote learning, social distancing, and other safety precautions, would enable all the students who desired it the opportunity to live and learn on campus. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to spread at an alarming rate across the country, with approximately 2 million new cases reported over just the past month. The... Read more →

CAMcare and NJPCA Mark National Health Center Week

CAMcare Health Corporation, the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA), U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Region II, Assemblyman William F. Moen, Jr., New Jersey Department of Health, Camden County Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, Camden County Health Department, Camden Mayor Frank Moran, and others joined to celebrate the statewide National Health Center Week (NHCW) kick-off today. The socially distanced event was held both in-person in Camden and virtually. NHCW (August 9th- 15th) is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). This year, it was even... Read more →

Americans Setting Records Buying Firearms

Source NRA-ILA Two trend lines related to our issue have diverged in a remarkable way that indicates that firearms and the 2nd Amendment are fundamental American mainstays. We’ve covered the string of record-breaking NICS background check numbers since the onset of the pandemic, and July NICS data continues that trend. New data from Gallup shows that gun control has slid further down Americans’ list of most important issues, and a deeper dive into NICS data suggests that new gun owners and the need for self-defense are driving the 2020 surge. First, let’s talk about total NICS checks. July 2020 was the... Read more →

Thank Goodness Online Education is an Option...

Where would we be in this pandemic without the option of online education? College students would have their graduation pushed back because they weren't earning any credits. Online college education is not the same as attending lectures? Obviously that provides a different dynamic, but protecting health is paramount. No amount of education or credits is worth losing lives - including yours. Futures should not be postponed! Far better for students to keep moving forward getting credits online, especially at a community college where they are far cheaper, than putting their degrees farther away. The true quality of education largely lies in... Read more →

Rutgers‒Camden Offers Virtual Research to Undergraduate & Camden HS Students

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY (August 11, 2020)-- – Brittany Ruiz, a rising senior at Rutgers University‒Camden, is getting an early start on a career in a science field by transforming her home into a research lab. Ruiz is among eight students ranging from middle school to Rutgers‒Camden undergraduates who are conducting scientific research in a variety of virtual formats with Nathan Fried, a Rutgers‒Camden assistant teaching professor of biology. “It is extremely important to gain some research experience as an undergraduate,” says Ruiz, a biology major from Camden. “I wanted to work with Dr. Fried because I want to learn... Read more →

VIDEO: An Interview with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

"I believe God put me in this place for a reason," ~Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary WASHINGTON DC--The White House press secretary is a senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesperson for the executive branch of the United States governmentadministration, especially with regard to the president, senior aides and executives, as well as government policies, according to Wikipedia The press secretary is responsible for collecting information about actions and events within the president's administration and issues the administration's reactions to developments around the world. The press secretary interacts with the media and the White House... Read more →

NJ DEP Closes Fort Mott Park and Voorhees State Park; Is Privatization Coming

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has announced that they are closing two state parks this week so that staff can help nearby parks that have experienced more visitors. Fort Mott State Park in Salem County and Voorhees State Park in Hunterdon County are closed indefinitely as of today. The NJDEP is still restricting access to some Wildlife Management Areas, including Greenwood, Malibu Beach, and Winslow East. “Two state parks are now closed because of the budget raids and cuts to environmental programs. Not only are Fort Mott State Park and Voorhees State Park closed, but they also closed 3 wildlife... Read more →

Rutgers' Graduate School of Education/Abbot Leadership Provide Summer Training for Educators/Parents

By Lisa Intrabartola After navigating remote learning on the fly this spring, educators will be tackling the challenges of teaching during the pandemic again this fall. Rutgers has been rolling out services to help teachers and families prepare for an anticipated hybrid approach to in person and remote learning in public schools. The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is offering a series of online workshops for educators and is looking to transform student teaching to help its partner districts. The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) has also launched an online forum to support schools, and the Abbott Leadership Institute... Read more →

Back to Civil Life:Tips to Resume Writing for Military Veterans

The article aims to make an outstanding civilian resume and set the summary of your best experience out in it. A well-executed exposition of your military experience helps to specify your value to a hirer. Please, find short hints to resume writing for military veterans, listed below. Possible Ways to Demonstrate Military Assets The veterans may impress with their great experience, comprising different skills, knowledge, and qualifications. All of them may be helpful when applying for civilian jobs. This is the main reason why you shouldn’t hide your military service background, being separated from service. Present Your Military Experience To present... Read more →

Philadelphia Solar Week August 17-23

PHILADELPHIA PA--The second annual Philadelphia Solar Week is August 17 – 23rd! Join for a series of virtual events about how to go solar. Full list of programs and events are below more details for each event can be found on the Philadelphia Energy Agency’s event calendar. Learn more on the Philadelphia Energy Authority website, and register for a webinar (or multiple) here! About the Week: Solar Webinar Series (Aug 17-21) Monday, August 17 (10-11:30am): Solar 101: Everything you need to know to go solar during COVID-19 Tuesday, August 18 (10-11:30am): Putting Philadelphia Back to Work: Solar as a Tool for... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Murphy Announces Emergency Grant Funding for Small Landlords

(Camden City, NJ) – Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver announced today the creation of the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program. The program will provide emergency grant funding to small property owners for COVID-19 related decreases in rent revenue for a four-month period between Gloucestercitynews.net files April and July 2020. The program, to be administered by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage and Finance Agency, is funded though the CARES Act. Awarded grant amounts will be generated based on the total amount of missed rental payments and the number of COVID-impacted rental units that serve low- and moderate-income tenants.... Read more →

In The Fine Print: The State's New Details on Reopening Schools in NJ

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 guidelines on mandatory face masks, with 10 exceptions image courtesy of unsplash.com BY JOHN MOONEY Title: “School Reopening Frequently Asked Questions” Author: New Jersey Department of Education When: Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 What it is: The Murphy administration on Friday released the latest guidance for the reopening of schools in the form of an FAQ (“frequently asked questions”). The guidelines include the latest rules on the mandatory use of face... Read more →

CC Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez Upset With Census Bureau's Decision to Stop Data Collection

on September 30 The statement below is by Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez regarding the Census Bureau’s decision to stop data collection on Sept. 30. “Earlier this week, the Census Bureau confirmed its intention to end data collection on Sept. 30, a move that will stop census taking efforts a full month sooner than previously planned. This baffling decision will inevitably lead to an undercount of communities like Camden City where many residents are considered ‘hard-to-count.’ The pandemic has already dramatically affected our ability to ensure that everyone gets counted by making it unsafe to hold in-person events where residents can receive information... Read more →

NJ Sierra Club Alert: Delaware Water Gap Closed for Swimming, High Bacteria Levels

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Round Valley Recreation Area in Hunterdon County have closed beaches for swimming due to high bacteria levels after Tropical Storm Isaias. The beaches will remain closed until the water quality tests are at an acceptable level for two days in a row. “Once again, we have a swimming area closed in New Jersey because of the failure to deal with stormwater runoff. This time it’s the Delaware Water Gap. This is a National Recreation Area, and the river is heavily used by kayakers, canoers, and tubers as well as swimmers. This summer... Read more →

CNB Medical: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Alert

(Camden City, NJ)August 2020) – The Centers for Disease Control has issued an alert to health care providers that it anticipates 2020 to be a peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition that affects mostly children. Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, public health officials are urging parents not to delay treatment if they suspect AFM symptoms in their children. The disease has peaked every two years between August and November in the United States since 2014. During its last peak in 2018, there were 11 diagnosed cases of AFM in New Jersey, according... Read more →

What Would Have Happened if Corey Maggette at Duke Spent Four Years in College?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 11,2020)--When Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski received a commitment from Corey Maggette out of high school, he figured to have the talented wing player for four seasons. After all, he was one of the only coaches in college basketball not feeling the pain of players leaving Corey Maggette courtesy of Pinterest school early. However, after one season, Maggette decided that he was ready for the NBA, and after a 14-year career, it appears as though he made the right choice to leave school when he did. In that one season, he showed enough promise to make one of the most... Read more →

Guest Opinion: The Black Lives Matter Movement Endangers Blacks

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Black Lives Matter: One of the greatest threats to the health and safety of black Americans today is not the police. It is Black Lives Matter. The facts are incontrovertible. Crime is a serious problem in many black inner-city neighborhoods, and that is why a recent Gallup survey found that most blacks—81 percent—want the police to spend the same amount of time (61 percent) or more time (20 percent) in their area. If most blacks thought the cops were the enemy, they would not want a police presence where... Read more →