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August 13, 2020

SEA What's New at the Seaport! Submarine Becuna Honors V-J Day

Join us virtually as we honor the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day on Saturday, August 15, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. with a special live stream tour aboard National Historic Landmark ship Submarine Becuna. Launched January 30, 1944 and commissioned on May 27, 1944, she was sent immediately to the Pacific Ocean where she engaged the naval forces of Imperial Japan during World War II. Becuna completed five wartime patrols, sinking three and a half ships and earning four combat stars for her service. Greg Williams, ISM's Submarine Becuna Manager and Ship Educator, will be live streaming a tour aboard Becuna... Read more →


Maryland Fishing: Anglers enjoying striped bass topwater action at the Conowingo Dam

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources August 12, 2020 Travis Lewis spent some time fishing in lower Dorchester County and caught this large northern snakehead. Photo courtesy of Travis Lewis. Fishing opportunities are being found throughout Maryland during these warm days of August. From the smallest freshwater ponds to the Atlantic Ocean, all promise adventure and fun for those who take the time to seek them out. Remember that all areas of the bay and tidal rivers will be closed to striped bass fishing from Aug. 16 through Aug. 31. Throughout Maryland’s warmest months, the department’s online striped bass... Read more →


New Record for Democratic Women Nominees for U.S. House

GOP Women Look to Primary Winners in GA and MN for Possible Pick-Ups A record 183 Democratic women have secured nominations in races for U.S. House seats in the 2020 election, according to data collected by the Center for American Women and Politics, a division of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. The previous record of 182 was set in 2018. Republican women have also set a new record high for House nominees this year, with 78 GOP women thus far winning nominations for House seats. Women set new records this year for overall major-party House nominees, with 261... Read more →


Owner & Promoter Charged for Having “For-Profit” Pool Party at Residence  

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 13, 2020)--Information was received during the previous week that the homeowner of 12 Prospect Court in Gloucester Township, Jeffrey Davis Jr. would be hosting a for profit pool party, and would be charging an admission fee to enter. Officers had contacted Jeffery Davis Jr. on August 6, 2020 and warned him of the potential violations of both New Jersey Executive Orders, laws, and Gloucester Gloucestercitynews.net files Township Local Ordinances for having a promoted party while we were still in the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 9, 2020 between the hours of 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, officers were... Read more →


Virtua Hospitals Patients Returning for Joint Replacements

Knee and hip replacements are back to pre-pandemic levels at Virtua Health; Patients feel safe and comfortable, thanks to thorough safety measures (MARLTON and VOORHEES, N.J.) Betty Kucowski’s right knee had gotten so unstable that she felt unsafe using the stairs in her Chesterfield home. So, despite her children’s concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Kucowski proceeded with her knee replacement at the Virtua Joint Replacement Institute (JRI) in Voorhees in early June. “I trust my surgeon,” said the retired teacher. “I figured if he’s going to be there, then it’s safe for me to be there.” Kucowski is among hundreds of... Read more →


Gym Owners Across NJ Beg State to Allow Them to Reopen; On the Verge of Losing Everything

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey fitness center owners say their shuttered doors not only affect their bottom line but the health of their clients. The Senate Fiscal Recovery Strategists heard from a group of gym owners Thursday about the effects of Gov. Phil Murphy’s refusal to reopen gyms. Murphy has allowed one-on-one sessions and some yoga and martial arts but cites the danger of transmitting COVID-19 indoors as his reason for keeping gyms closed. Murphy has not given a date for when the gyms will open. Gym owners, who have been closed since... Read more →


NJ Water-Quality Improvement Projects Totaling $3.5M Approved

Aug11,2020 “Improving the health of the state’s waterways and lakes, including those impacted by harmful algal blooms, is vital to protecting public health and enhancing recreational opportunities that are important to local economies,” Commissioner McCabe said. “Protecting against nonpoint source pollution and harmful algal blooms are issues affecting every state in the country and we are very pleased to partner with these communities through these grants to protect New Jersey’s water and public health. These grants empower New Jersey communities to protect their lakes and waterways from the effects of phosphorus and other contaminants that can lead to public health risks.”... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $31M

TRENTON (August 12, 2020) – The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, August 11, drawing produced 18 players that matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Three of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $2,000. Moreover, 19,666 other New Jersey players took home $96,616 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, August 11, drawing were: 08, 22, 29, 43, and 56. The Gold Mega Ball was 09, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04. The next drawing will be held Friday, August 14, at 11:00... Read more →


DEP APPROVES $3.5 MILLION FOR WATER-QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

INCLUDING EFFORTS TO REDUCE HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $3.5 million in grants for projects to reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution on waterways, including $1 million for the development of lake and watershed restoration plans to mitigate harmful algal blooms, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. “Improving the health of the state’s waterways and lakes, including those impacted by harmful algal blooms, is vital to protecting public health and enhancing recreational opportunities that are important to local economies,” Commissioner McCabe said. “Protecting against nonpoint source pollution and harmful algal blooms are issues... Read more →


Elizabeth NJ Men Indicted for Violent Robberies

NEWARK, N.J. – A federal grand jury today indicted two Union County, New Jersey, men for allegedly committing multiple armed robberies from August 2018 through February 2019, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jaime Fontanez, 43, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 30, both of Elizabeth, New Jersey, are charged in a 13-count indictment with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, multiple counts of Hobbs Act robbery, as well as brandishing and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. Fontanez and Chan-Guillen will be arraigned at a date to be determined. Both men were previously arrested on a criminal complaint for... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Scams in between stimulus packages

by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC As we publish this post, a second stimulus package has not yet been finalized by Congress. While there’s a lot we don’t know, we DO know a few things about what scammers do when this kind of uncertainty is in the headlines. If there’s another stimulus payment, you won’t have to pay to get it. Just like last time. Nobody will call to ask for your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number. Expect any stimulus program to look a lot like the first one: people who qualify... Read more →


4 Tips For Building A Construction Business That Will Last

(August 13, 2020)--Starting a new business is never an easy proposition. It doesn’t matter what business you are starting or what industry you will be competing in; launching a successful business is always a challenge. However, if you are planning on entering the construction industry, the following four tips will give you the best possible chance of success. Royalty-free image Choose The Right Team In order to thrive, a business needs to have the right staff. Whether you are planning on opening a coffee shop or a construction business, you need to hire the right people for the job. Before you... Read more →


State of PA Lost $424M from Casino Tax Revenue

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Like many sectors of the economy, Pennsylvania’s casinos took a massive hit when they were forced to close in the effort to fight the spread of coronavirus. But given the high rates of taxes imposed on the gaming industry, the impact on state and local revenue was disproportionately high. The Allegheny Institute, in an analysis by research assistant Hannah Bowser and Executive Director Frank Gamrat, sought to quantify those losses. They calculated that from March to June, casinos in Pennsylvania missed out on $968.8 million in revenue – which, in... Read more →


Best Places to Play Bingo in Gloucester City

(August 13, 2020)--The state of New Jersey is one of the biggest gambling and online gambling hotspots in the US and is home to many renowned venues. In recent years, bingo has become just as popular in the state, while in Gloucester City in particular there are many places where you can play. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular. image courtesy of unsplash.com Sacred Heart Hall Offering players an especially intimate bingo experience, this is a venue that has players returning on a weekly basis. With a weekly bingo jackpot of $1,000 on offer to customers, there... Read more →


Students from NJ named to Alvernia University spring 2020 Dean's List

READING, PA (08/10/2020)-- The following local college students were among the over 850 students were named to Alvernia University's Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester. Sean Barnard of Southampton, NJ (08088) is studying Health Care Science at Alvernia University. Tyler Barrett of Mays Landing, NJ (08330) is studying Sport Management at Alvernia University. Sara Campbell of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054) is studying Athletic Training at Alvernia University. Samuel Corn of Bridgeton, NJ (08302) is studying Marketing at Alvernia University. Elizabeth Danovich of Sewell, NJ (08080) is studying Occupational Therapy at Alvernia University. Maria Figurelli of Mullica Hill, NJ (08062) is... Read more →


South Carolina Gambling Laws

(August 13, 2020)--Daily Fantasy Football is still not legalized or regulated in South Carolina, yet sports bettors from South Carolina are widely accepted at some of the most prominent online betting sites. Prosecution of operators and also online sportsbooks is not happening either. If we had to look at the US states, South Carolina is not one that will be regulating sports betting any time soon. Possibly this could be because no land-based casinos or sportsbooks are available there. No horse or dog tracks are available and gambling as a whole is a no go. To be completely blunt, we would... Read more →


Stockton Says The Student's Facebook Status, Not The Photo of Trump Was Disruptive

A student at Stockton University is facing disciplinary charges for a political Facebook post and making his Zoom background a photo of President Donald Trump during class, causing other students to feel “taunted. Today, Stockton defended charging the student with disruptive behanvior. Stockton University drops five charges for student’s political Facebook status, disruption charge remains Amid public backlash, Stockton now claims student’s Facebook status, not his Zoom background of Trump, is the “substantial disruption” warranting the charge Student still faces probation, community service, a decision-making workshop, and a fine for expressing his political opinion on social media ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug.... Read more →