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August 14, 2020

Charles Caso, Jr., of Glassboro, US Army Veteran

Glassboro - On July 28, 2020, Age 86. Predeceased by his parents, Carman and Philemino Caso (nee Zoda). Predeceased by his siblings: Antonio Caso, Barbara Taraska, Carol “Fannie” Caso and Juvina “Jay” McFadden. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Charles proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from July 30, 1954 to July 25, 1957 as a Specialist Third Class. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Charles Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9 am in Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish: Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church: 161 Pitman Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08071.... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Mourns the Loss of Retired Capt. Robert "Bobby" Jones

Retired Captain Robert “Bobby” Jones GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 14, 2020)--The Gloucester Township Police Department mourns the loss of Retired Captain Robert “Bobby” Jones, Badge #8, who passed on August 4, 2020. Captain Jones proudly served for 30 years with our department from July 1966 to July 1996. Captain Jones followed in the footsteps of his father, Chief David R. Jones Sr., who was the Gloucester Township Chief of Police from 1958-1974. Captain Jones started his career as a Patrol Officer in the Patrol Division, working out of the original Gloucester Township Municipal Building on East Church Street in the Blackwood... Read more →


Governor Orders Vote By Mail in NJ; Applications Available Here

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 14, 2020)--The New Jersey Globe has reported that Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the general election to be conducted almost entirely through vote-by-mail ballots. That means nearly 6.2 million voters would automatically receive VBM ballots for the November general election, with limited in-person polling locations available for voters requiring special assistance or for the casting of provisional ballots. This will be New Jersey’s third vote-by-mail election this year after Murphy ordered local elections and referendums in 33 municipalities to be all-VBM on May 12 and then moved the June primary to a mostly mail-in ballot contest on July 7 as... Read more →


GlobalData’s MEED: Israel deal confirms UAE's focus on the future

(August 14, 2020)--Following the news that the UAE and Israel have agreed to the full normalization of relations, and that Israel will suspend declaring sovereignty over Palestinian areas outlined in US President Donald Trump’s Vision for Peace presented in January this year; Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at GlobalData’s MEED, offers his view: “Israel is now officially recognized as a sovereign state by the UAE. Symbolically, it is a historic moment. Until now, Jordan and Egypt were the only Arab countries to accept Israel’s right to exist. All other Arab states refused to officially acknowledge Israel. There were no diplomatic connections, no... Read more →


Three Beaches Closed, Six Other with High Bacteria

Beachwood Beach West, New Jersey Although the New York-New Jersey coast was one of the cleanest in the 2010 study, Beachwood Beach West, a small beach on the Jersey shore, proved one of the dirtiest in the country. Stormwater and wildlife are the EPA's best guesses for potential pollution sources. CREDIT: Flickr/Elizabeth Swift (August 2020)--There are currently three beaches closed in New Jersey, according to the NJ Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program. These are Beachwood Beach West, Windward Beach in Brick Township, and Reese Ave in Lavallette Borough. “When it rains, beaches get closed in New Jersey because of high nutrients and... Read more →


Planet Fitness Opens Outdoor Club in Haddon Township

Haddon Township, NJ (August 14, 2020)- — As part of Planet Fitness’ ongoing commitment to local communities, the fitness center operator opened an outdoor club today that will be free for healthcare workers, including, doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics, as well as first responders, including police officers and firefighters. The 6,000 square foot covered outdoor space located at 49 Haddon Ave, Haddon Township, NJ 08108 will feature treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, ARC trainers, weight machines, dumbbells and benches. Planet Fitness to open outdoor fitness facility that will be free for healthcare workers, first responders and Planet Fitness members SAFETY PROTOCOLS: The outdoor... Read more →


Penny Kempf, Associate AD at Rowan, Will Be Inducted to NFHCA Hall of Fame

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) has announced that Penny Kempf, former head coach and current associate athletic director at Rowan University, will be inducted to the NFHCA Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020. Kempf remains the winningest coach in Rowan University field hockey history, compiling a school-record 253 wins in 17 years as the program's leader. In 2002, she led the Profs to the NCAA Division III National Championship and was honored as the NFHCA National Coach of the Year. Since stepping down as head coach after the 2014 season, Kempf has... Read more →


Rowan Sports: Rowan to Delay Winter Sport Competition Until January

GLASSBORO, NJ - With the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) agreeing to adjust the format of its conference basketball schedules in response to risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Rowan University has announced that its men's and women's basketball teams will not compete until after January 1, 2021. Additionally, there will be no competition for Rowan's other winter sports - men's and women's swimming & diving and men's and women's indoor track & field - until after January 1. The NJAC Board of Athletic Administrators decided to reduce the number of NJAC basketball conference games played by each team from 18... Read more →


TSA Officers Detecting more Guns at Checkpoints in Spite of Lower Passenger Volume

TSA seeing three times as many guns compared to last year WASHINGTON—Transportation Security Administration officers detected firearms in carry-on bags at a rate three times higher this past July than the same month in 2019, though passenger volume is significantly lower. TSA officers detected 15.3 guns per million people last month compared to 5.1 guns per million people screened during July 2019. The rate is particularly alarming, given that TSA screened about 75% fewer passengers in July 2020, over the previous year’s volume. “TSA is diligently working to ensure our employees and passengers are safe and secure while traveling during a... Read more →


OP-ED: Scoring Biden And Trump On Religion

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the recent spat over President Trump's criticism of Joe Biden's religious beliefs: Gloucestercitynews.net files (August 13, 2020)--On August 6, President Trump accused Joe Biden of being "against God." When I read this on August 7, I released the following tweet: "Trump has no business smearing Biden's personal faith. What he said is indefensible. He should stick to policy matters, not personal ones." In a Politico/Morning Consult survey released in June, only 27% of registered voters said they believed Trump to be religious. That should have given Trump pause when... Read more →


NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aids

Just as pets can help keep people calm, you can help your furry friends relax when their lives get stressful. (NAPSI)—Life can be stressful, and just like us dogs and cats can experience stress caused by loud noises, storms, fear, excitement, travel, grooming, separation anxiety, the addition of a new pet to the family, and even some holidays can be stressful! Solutions are available to help pets manage stressful situations without sedatives. NaturVetQuiet Moments Calming Aids are veterinarian formulated and recommended to help support the nervous system in reducing stress and tension while promoting rest and relaxation. The unique blend of... Read more →


DNREC Sinks The Reedville, onto Delaware's Artificial Reef System Today

DELAWARE (August 13, 2020)--DNREC continued to broaden the recreational allure of Delaware’s renowned artificial reef system today by sinking the Reedville, originally a World War II and Korean Conflict-era coastal freighter and supply ship at a reef site 16 miles offshore and with readings of *38 40.423’N 74* 44.295’ W at a depth of 87 feet. The Reedville was converted to a commercial fishing vessel after military decommissioning and has found another new life starting at 12:18 EDT as fish habitat on the ocean floor through DNREC’s artificial reef program. The sinking of the 180-foot long Reedville was the reef program’s... Read more →


Division of Consumer Affairs Expands Access to Telemedicine Services,

Including for Those Suffering from Chronic Pain and Those Who Qualify for Medical Marijuana Administrative Order - Telemedicine Prescribing NEWARK – As part of the State’s efforts to increase access to telehealth services to the greatest extent possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced regulatory action to expand the availability of telemedicine for the treatment of patients, including those with chronic pain and those qualifying for medical marijuana. An Administrative Order signed today by the Acting Director of the Division temporarily waives certain regulatory requirements for in-person medical evaluations when providers prescribe controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”)... Read more →


NEW JERSEY ONLINE CASINOS HIT $2 BILLION MILESTONE

Baseball, NBA help sportsbooks draw bets, normalizing market, according to PlayNJ (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — New Jersey’s online casinos blew past $2 billion in lifetime Gloucestercitynews.net files revenue in July with another record month as sportsbooks accelerated their rebound by posting the best month since February. Ultimately with Atlantic City casinos reopening, as well as baseball and the NBA restarting their seasons, July represented a return to something more resembling normal for the Garden State gaming market, according to PlayNJ analysts. “It will take some time before Atlantic City rebounds from the closures of the last few months, but we have... Read more →


Summit Oaks Hospital Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

Summit, NJ, August, 15, 2020 — Summit Oaks Hospital will been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® for Behavioral Health —Substance Abuse. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for exemplifying: Excellence in care Commitment to continuous improvement Meeting certain standards of quality Cost efficiency Aetna recognizes facilities that have earned this designation by identifying them in the... Read more →


Thomas J. Davenport, of Bellmawr; US Army Veteran, Mt. Democrat Club Member

Thomas J. Davenport, on August 11, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 88. Beloved husband of 65 years to Carol (nee Stauts). Devoted father of Jane Rafferty, Joan Crane and Carol-lynn Aubrey. Loving grandfather of Gretchen Antinucci, Jill Willcox, Shane Crane and Ashley and Stephen Aubrey and great grandfather of Kaylee, Jameson and Mason. Brother of Frances Cole and preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers. Also survived by many children that he took in through the years, many close friends and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Davenport served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was a member of... Read more →


Help Wanted: Gloucester Township PD Seeking Social Worker

The Gloucester Township Police Department is looking to fill a vacancy for a Social Worker to work side by side with officers to provide juvenile diversion and family services through our GT VISION & Family Resource Center. If you have the qualifications and are interested in this position, go to : https://glotwp.com/job/social-worker-family-social-worker-trainee/ For more information on the Gloucester Township Police Family Resource Center programs, go to: https://gtpolice.com/programs/juvenile-family-services/gt-vision/ Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


TIKTOK for artist how to get famous on this platform

(August 13, 2020)--Tiktok is the latest and trending social media platform that aims to promote artists and create a large fan base for their content. The platform is based on short-videos, which mightn't seem perfect for musicians. However, Tiktok is the most downloaded and popular platform hosting music artists today. It's a gateway to fame for many artists trending their latest music and content to the world in short intervals. Tiktok for artists gives artists chances to stream live, record a video of themselves performing live, and then release it. It creates a solid base of the audience also helps in... Read more →