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August 2020

Letters to the Ed: Union City Teachers and Support Staff Being Forced to Make Life and Death Decision

While the entire school district of Union City is forced to close to keep students and teachers safe, the district is forcing its youngest students to go back in on September 3rd. Abbott programs and daycares that are not covered by the teachers union have been left to fend for themselves. A friend of mine is one of those teachers, with a pre-existing condition and over the age of 50, she is given the choice to go teach and risk her life or lose her income. She has taught in the district happily for over 20 years with no health insurance or pension and never complained as have her colleagues. Parents in the district are being forced to put their kids in the classroom or... Read more →


The Elixir Of Life  - CBD and its benefits

The Introduction Everyone seems to be talking about it, many swear by its healing powers, and quite a few of the states in the US have legalized the 'wonder drug' known as CBD. So, before we talk about its various benefits, let's see if you understand what CBD is? CBD is short for cannabidiol - a natural chemical substance derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Nefariously known as marijuana, so it's perceived to be little more than a drug that can give you nothing more than a high. Nothing could be further than the truth, though. Yes, CBD is marijuana, it can give you a high, but it has many more medicinal qualities that can cure terminal diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's.... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: Fake Law Enforcement Calling For Money

SCAM REMINDER: Real Law Enforcement Agencies DO NOT call and demand money and/ or gift cards as payment for your fake warrant or for someone you know who they claim is under arrest. Simply HANG UP. Please share this information with your family member, especially with those who may become easily confused and may believe a convincing scammer. Gloucester Township, New Jersey residents: If you would like to verify the "arrest and/ or warrant" for your peace of mind, call Gloucester Township Police at 856-228-4500 and ask to speak to a real Police Officer. Any other general questions please contact our Community Relations Unit at 856-228-4011 or email police@gtpolice.com Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1... Read more →


Infrastructure Work to Close Warwick Road in Magnolia and Somerdale Starting Monday

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Freeholder Barbara Holcomb, has been notified Pioneer Pipe that crews will be conducting final restoration of Warwick Road in Magnolia and Somerdale beginning on Monday, Aug. 24. The project is expected to require the full closure of Warwick Road between Evesham Road and Atlantic Avenue. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Motorists driving through the area can expect additional traffic, sudden stops and possible congestion while crews are at work,” Holcomb said. “Overnight closures can affect traffic and it is incredibly important to be extra cognizant of reduced visibility, shifting traffic patterns, and any crews, vehicles, or debris which may end up in the roadway.” Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, crews will close Warwick Road between Evesham Road and Atlantic Avenue between the hours of 7 p.m.... Read more →


Frank Galanti Sr., Owned Galanti Bakery Dies from Heart Disease

Frank N. Galanti Sr., the owner of Galanti Bakery in Gloucester City and Williamstown passed away on August 18, 2020, after battling heart disease. Age 86. He was predeceased by his first wife Anna McKelvey, his brother Tony, and son Anthony. He is survived by his children Romeo (Roxanne), Violetta, Frank Jr. (JoAnne LaCicero), Tina (Brian Johnson), Junius (Cynthia) and Nicholas (his mother Faith Hintzen). Grandchildren Christina, Andrea, Joshua, Tina Marie, Carla, Sean, Dustin, David, Brittany, Anna, Bethany, Alanna, Veronica, Harry, Anthony Jr., Michael, Angelo, Maria, Domenic, Vincent, Gavin, 5 step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His brothers Lucky and Raymond (Catherine). Frank owned Galanti Bakery in Gloucester City and Williamstown. He was an avid Steelers fan. There will be a visitation from 12 pm to 2... Read more →


Murphy Defends Mail-In Voting Even Though Paterson Election Results Riddled with Fraud

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A day after a judge tossed out the results of a May municipal election in Paterson, Gov. Phil Murphy cited the election as a “positive example” of mail-in voting. Four people, including Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson and Councilman-elect Alex Mendez are facing fraud charges related to the election. A woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot July 7, 2020, at a drop box in Hackensack, New Jersey. Seth Wenig / AP photo Some Paterson residents said they never received ballots, while about one in 10 were rejected, according to reports. Superior Court Judge Ernest M. Caposela invalidated the election and ordered a second vote in November with the same five candidates. The... Read more →


Fight Breaks Out At Semi-Pro Football Game in Pennsauken; One Man Shot

Camden City, N.J. – Detectives are searching for the person who fired multiple shots at a football game Saturday evening in Pennsauken, hitting one person, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Pennsauken Police Chief John Nettleton. Detectives said two semi-professional football teams were playing at Crescent Field when a fight broke out between the players that led to the parking lot. Once they were in the parking lot, witnesses said an unknown person fired multiple shots toward the crowd. When police responded to the area shortly before 9 p.m., they located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Detectives said he was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition. Detectives continue to search for the person... Read more →


80 Percent of NJ Restaurant Employees Still Out of Work Because of Murphy's Unreasonable Lock Down

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – About 80 percent of restaurant workers in New Jersey are still unemployed, according to information shared during a roundtable discussion hosted by New Jersey Assemblyman Brian Bergen. New Jersey’s restaurant industry employs about 300,000 workers, and most of them have not returned to work, according to information from the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association. Republicans are continuing to criticize Gov. Phil Murphy for keeping businesses, especially restaurants, closed during COVID-19, and one Democrat is asking Murphy to consider a regional reopening plan. Murphy is allowing outdoor dining and curbside pickup but that is not enough to keep restaurants open, the group said in the discussion. Curbside pickup actually hurt restaurants, said Mike Perro,... Read more →


Funeral Service to Honor Christopher J. Boldizar, age 54, of Brooklawn, Saturday, August 29

BROOKLAWN, NJ--Christopher J. Boldizar, age 54, of Brooklawn, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020, at home after a brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer, with his loving family by his side. Chris was the loving husband of Linda Griffith-Boldizar. Loving father of Brittany, Christopher (Hannah), Sydney and Paige. Cherished grandfather of Gracie, Maddox, Quinn and Myla. Beloved son of Daniel Connelly and the late Judy Lee Connelly (née Hopkins). Loving brother of Randy (Patti), Eric (Andrea), Jennifer (John), Daniel (Lynn), Jason (Christina) and Lisa (Jack). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and devoted friends who stood by him through this battle until the end. Chris was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1984. He proudly served our country in the... Read more →


Hotel Paso del Norte among first hotels to open with virus-killing air filtration system

Highly coveted amenities at this luxury hotel include optimal air quality (El Paso, TX) August 19, 2020 – In El Paso, Texas, a stunning historic hotel built in 1912, Hotel Paso del Norte (Marriott Autograph Collection), has been undergoing a multi-million-dollar, multi-year renovation to bring it to the grandeur of yesteryear with a wide array of modern amenities. As part of the final touches before re-opening later this year, the hotel will be among the world’s first Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels to install a state-of-the-art air filtration system throughout the hotel’s entire HVAC system. The Plasma Air system has been shown to kill 99% of bacteriophage in the air after 10 minutes of use. Common areas, bars, restaurants, hallways, ballrooms, meeting rooms, spa and fitness... Read more →


Supreme Court Rules Soros Groups Must Make Anti-Prostitution Pledge to Get U.S. AIDS Funding

August 18, 2020 | Judicial Watch In a blow to George Soros’ leftwing initiatives, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that foreign affiliates of his Open Society Foundations (OSF) are not protected by the Constitution and therefore must abide by a congressionally mandated anti-prostitution pledge to receive federal funding. Under a 2003 law called United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act the U.S. spends tens of billions of dollars to combat AIDS globally and a chunk of the cash flows into OSF coffers. Under the measure organizations that receive American taxpayer dollars to fight HIV/AIDS abroad must adopt policies opposing sex trafficking and prostitution. Leftist groups legally challenged the rule years ago, claiming that it violated their First Amendment right to free speech.... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL NEWS: Passengers left more than $900K behind at TSA security checkpoints

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration collected $926,030.44 in unclaimed money that passengers left behind at airport security checkpoints during Fiscal Year 2019, including $18,899.09 in foreign currency. The money consisted of loose change and paper currency that passengers removed from their pockets and left behind in a bin during the security screening process at TSA checkpoints. The amount found during FY19, which ended September 30, 2019, marked a decrease in the amount of unclaimed money collected in FY18 when $960,105.49 was left behind. When passengers approach the checkpoint, all items from pockets must be removed, including wallets and loose change. TSA recommends that travelers place those items directly into their carry-on bags so that they will not accidentally leave anything behind in a bin.... Read more →


STUDY: One in Five of the 143 Largest Public Pension Plans are Resilient

California, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania account for more than half of the unfunded liability By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Marc Levine, the former chairman of the Illinois State Board of Investment, expects the federal government will be forced to intervene on public pensions. Courtesy of Barron's (The Center Square) – Only one in five of the 143 largest statewide public retirement systems in the U.S. are resilient, a new analysis published by the bipartisan nonprofit Equable Institute shows. Public sector funding peaked in 2001, with nearly 3 out of 4 statewide plans 90 percent funded or better. By 2020, one in five statewide plans have a “resilient funded” status. The report, “State of Pensions 2020,” analyzes trends in public pension funding,... Read more →


Drug Dealer Terrance D. Walker Pleads Guilty to Killing Customer’s Death

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a drug dealer from the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township pled guilty today in Superior Court to causing the Terrance D. Walker, death of a customer by supplying the fentanyl-laced heroin that led to her fatal overdose early last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Terrance D. Walker, 38, of Liberty Street, pled guilty to Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree) in exchange for eight years in New Jersey state prison. The Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for October 30. The investigation began in May 2019 after Tessa McCullough, 21, was taken to a Mount Holly hospital and pronounced dead following an overdose in her Pemberton Township home. An autopsy performed by... Read more →


What are the reasons why CBD lotion is not working for you?

(August 23, 2020)Hemp oil or CBD oils are a non-psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant. It is a natural ingredient for treating a wide range of health issues. Research has established that it has low tetrahydrocannabinol content that prevents you from being high. However, there are some reasons why you can say that cbd drugs may not turn out to be beneficial for you. The possible reasons why it is not creating the ideal results for you are as follows: Your product is not from a reputable source: The oil is readily available across online and offline interfaces. However, all the products do not have high-quality cbd. Indeed, there are low-quality products found in the market with the same label. To ensure the right... Read more →


Rescue Agencies locate people in the water near Great Egg Harbor Inlet

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (August 23, 2020)-- — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies located two mariners in the water after their vessel was discovered aground in the vicinity of Great Egg Harbor Inlet, N.J., Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Delaware Bay command center received notification from Ocean City Police Department that a 26-foot center console recreational vessel was found beached with personal belongings still aboard near Great Egg Harbor Inlet. OCPD officers were able to identify one of the boaters using a cell phone that was found aboard. New Jersey State Police officers were able to acquire video feed from Somers Point Marina, N.J., confirming two individuals had left in early morning to get underway. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard... Read more →


Coast Guard and Good Samaritans Rescue Six Off Coast of Ocean City, MD

The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six mariners after their boat caught fire approximately 3 miles south of Ocean City, Aug. 20, 2020. Coast Guard Station Ocean City crewmembers and cewmembers from the fishing vessel Smugglers Point safely rescued all six mariners. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) Ocean City, Md. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six mariners after their boat caught fire approximately 3 miles south of Ocean City, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region command center received notification via VHF Ch. 16 from the owner of the 54-foot cruiser yacht, No Filter, that a fire had broken out on board and all six mariners were abandoning ship. Several boaters in the area also contacted the command center... Read more →


Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers

If your dog bites a postal carrier, it could cost you thousands. (NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation. Dearborn, Mich., letter carrier Tameka Toliver recalls being pinned on a porch by a dog that bit her above her knee. "It happened so fast, even with all my training, I barely had time to react," Toliver said last year. "I'm still scared when I get close to that house because I remember the attack so vividly. It takes a long time to get over the fear." When a dog attacks a letter carrier, the dog owner could be held liable for all medical expenses, repayment of... Read more →


Recreational Swimming Advisory Lifted for Rehoboth Beach

DNREC lifted a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue Friday afternoon after water quality tests taken Thursday showed bacteria levels had returned below the advisory level. The second advisory of the year for Rehoboth Beach at the Rehoboth Avenue location had been issued Thursday, Aug. 20, based on results from Wednesday’s regularly scheduled sampling by DNREC’s Recreational Water Program. Ocean beach swimming advisories based on bacteria levels usually end after a day or so. DNREC water quality experts say the elevated level of bacteria that caused both Rehoboth advisories are most likely associated with heavy rainfall, which most recently fell in the area Wednesday. These bacteria originate in the gut of warm-blooded animals, such as wildlife or domestic pets – and indicator... Read more →


Jersey Cash 5 Leaps to Record $1.8 Million

Jersey Cash 5 Boasts the Biggest Cash Jackpot in 2020 TRENTON (August 21, 2020) – New Jersey Lottery wishes its players luck for tonight’s record Jersey Cash 5 jackpot. The drawing for the all-cash jackpot of $1.8 million happens tonight at 10:57 pm, so be sure to get your tickets. The jackpot has been rolling since August 12, where one lucky player won more than $500,000. This is the second time this month that the jackpot has been more than a million dollars. With daily drawings and jackpots starting at $100,000, seeing jackpots top the million-dollar milestone can generate a lot of excitement among the game’s loyal players. For just a dollar, players are encouraged to pick their lucky numbers (or go with a Quick... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Annual Basket Auction August 23 through August 28

The countdown is on! Only one day remaining before you can bid on items in Gloucester Catholic's 16th Annual Basket Auction! See details below and join us in supporting GC by bidding on some great items! The Basket Auction currently has 68 amazing items up for bid, including Item #4 (see photo at right), a basket filled with gift cards and supplies especially for pet owners! Also check out Items No. 67 (DeWalt Atomic 20v Compact Cordless Tool Kit) and Item No. 50 (Tory Burch Taylor Tote) -- see photos at right. Click on the link below to enter the Basket Auction and view dozens of exciting items! Bidding begins on August 23. Click Here to Visit Basket Auction Home Page! Basket Auction Home Page... Read more →


The Latest Accusation...

Trump's Sabotaging the Nov. Election By Not Giving PO $25 Billion

“The U.S. Postal Service has an entire structure in place to coordinate with state and local election boards to facilitate secure and timely delivery of mail ballots. So what’s all the hubbub about? The letter carriers say they can deliver the ballots on time. The postal employees claim they don’t need the extra cash. Where, pray tell, is there a “crisis”? Source: PJ Media President Trump is being accused of sabotaging the November elections because he won’t give the postal unions and incompetent managers $25 billion to play with. The money will stave off catastrophe for about a year at the rate the USPS is burning through cash. Without that money, we’re informed by those in the know, voters who wait until the last minute... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Rough Toddlers

I often view videos that show a toddler ‘playing’ with an adult dog. The video is supposed to depict the love the child has for the dog or vice versa. It’s likely that nothing could be further from the truth. Toddlers must be constantly observed if they are near a dog. It only takes a second for a tragedy and a life-long fear of dogs to occur. In addition, any reactivity on the part of the dog who is being mauled is a no-win situation for everyone. There are many dogs that lose their lives every year because an adult did not take the time to stop a child from abusing the family dog. Of course, the child is not malicious—she just wants to play.... Read more →


5 Common Rowing Machine Mistakes People Make

(August 22, 2020)--Rowing is an effective workout to tone your muscles. You can step onto a rowing machine regardless of your fitness levels. Some people find it to be a meditative exercise too. If you’re a beginner, take a look at this selection of rowing machines from Home Rower, a site dedicated to rowing. You don’t have to be a pro-rower to experience all the benefits of rowing, but make sure you don’t make these 5 common mistakes. Rowing At A High Stroke Rate A common myth among even those who've been rowing since ages is that a higher stroke rate implies more calorie burn. The key is to pull the pedals hard, but not fast. Rowing harder will generate more power than rowing faster.... Read more →


Two NJDOT projects win 2020 America’s Transportation Awards

Regional awards qualify projects for national prize (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccettitoday announced two NJDOT projects have been named regional winners in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards Competition. The America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is a competition in which state DOTs compete in three categories: Quality of Life/Community Development; Best Use of Technology and Innovation; and Operations Excellence. Each category is also designated by project budget size: small (less than $25 million), medium ($25 million to $200 million), and large (greater than $200 million). Projects are judged within their region. The 12 regional winners will compete for the National Grand Prize,... Read more →


Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates on Operation Legend

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI--Since the operation’s launch, there have been more than 1,000 arrests, including defendants who have been charged in state and local courts. Of those arrests, approximately 217 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. Operation LeGend is a federal partnership with local law enforcement to address the increase in homicides and violent crime in Kansas City, Mo., in 2020. The operation honors the memory of four-year-old LeGend Taliferro, one of the youngest fatalities during a record-breaking year of homicides and shootings. Additional federal agents were assigned to the operation from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service. These numbers exclude Indianapolis, whose operation was just announced last Friday. In addition, nearly 400... Read more →


Hani Zeini: The Impact The Coronavirus Has Had on Digitalization of Workplaces

(August 22, 2020)--The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has implemented drastic changes to the way people interact with each other, suppliers, businesses, and consumers within the workplace. The pandemic has been a catalyst in demonstrating digitalization's effectiveness throughout every aspect of the workplace. From operations, production, human interactions, COVID-19 has made necessary the digitization of many of our otherwise in-person interactions. This has proven challenging for many businesses to adapt to, but the companies already equipped with capabilities for a digitized workplace have proven to be the most resilient in keeping up with business demands during this time. Here is a quick overview of the digital transformations that took place in many businesses during the pandemic. Coronavirus-led digital revolution in the workplace by Hani Zeini... Read more →


Amy Kennedy Endorses Bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act

Brigantine, NJ – Today, Amy Kennedy endorsed the bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act which would establish the $120B Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide relief to the many South Jersey restaurants impacted by the pandemic. The RESTAURANTS Act is co- sponsored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and over 180 members of Congress. Amy Kennedy said, “Local restaurants are a cornerstone of our community and are vital to our economy in South Jersey. We’ve seen the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on local restaurants across the district and we need federal leaders to take action. Providing economic assistance for the independent restaurant industry is one of the most critical investments to help South Jersey recover from this crisis. I’m committed to the people of my community,... Read more →


Subaru of America and Philadelphia Union showcase adoptable shelter dogs at Subaru Park

August 21, 20209:00AM EDT Automaker Creates Photos of Real Adoptable Dogs to Fill Furry Fan Section at Subaru Park to Help Local Shelter Dogs Find Loving Homes Subaru of America, Inc. and the Philadelphia Union announced on August 21st that Subaru Park, home of the Union, will provide stadium seating to the likenesses of local adoptable dogs at home games in the 2020 season, starting with the very first home game on Tuesday, August 25. These cardboard cutouts of dogs available for adoptions will temporarily fill in for real-life spectators at the Union’s home opener and very first game played at Subaru Park. Inspired by the Union’s legendary Sons of Ben team supporter group, the “Dogs of Ben” cutouts will represent a real pup available... Read more →


COVID-19: Acceleration of Technology Adoption for Consumer Commerce as seen by Hani Zeini

(August 22, 2020)--The COVID19 pandemic has compelled the retail and consumer goods industries to bring about structural changes, that are likely to become permanent, to cope with changing consumer behaviors. The ways consumer businesses adopt innovative technologies to suit the changing consumer behavior will be the key differentiators between success and failure during the pandemic, and when returning to the new normal, says Hani Zeini. The change in consumer behavior is visible in two areas – the buying and selection of goods- as there has been a marked shift in the priorities of items purchased during the pandemic. For example, there has been a massive spike in online purchases as people stay confined at home due to the lockdown and prefer to maintain social distancing... Read more →


Ram Duriseti depicts guides how to deal with depression without medication during a pandemic

(CNBNewsnet)(August 22, 2020)The current pandemic has created a situation that is both new and difficult for everyone around the world. It has confined people to the four walls of their home where they are increasingly finding it difficult to keep their mental balance in order. As the cases of depression continue to grow, Ram Duriseti provides some simple, yet valuable, ways to deal with depression during a pandemic. First, let’s understand what depression is. It’s a state of mind where a person has sleep problems, a change in interests, low motivation, excessive guilt, low self-esteem, etc. All of this amounts to a state of mental illness that requires urgent attention. Ram Duriseti provides coping skills to overcome depression Although it is challenging to overcome mental... Read more →


Conference of Mayors President Comment on Potential Impact of the Postal Service on Nov.'s Election

WASHINGTON, August 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is a statement by Louisville Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Greg Fischer on recent changes with the U.S. Postal Service and its potential impact on the upcoming election in November: Gloucestercitynews.net files "Voting is essential to maintaining and preserving our democracy. It stands as one of the most important rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. The news of recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service's delivery process coupled with the Administration's decision to withhold funding is alarming and should be of grave concern to us all, particularly with the General Election only months away. The relentless spread of the Coronavirus has already created challenges and uncertainty around our local, state and national electoral processes. We... Read more →


Ram Duriseti explains how self-compassion can make you a better being during COVID

(CNBNewsnet)(August 22, 2020)--The importance of love and compassion is familiar to all. Kindness is a vital part of humanity and is a useful tool for improving human life across the world. The pandemic situation has wreaked havoc on many lives, as many are facing problems of reduced self-esteem and lack of self-compassion. Ram Duriseti suggests some exercises to promote self-compassion amid the COVID-19 situation. Self-compassion exercises to overcome distress as stated by Ram Duriseti Of all the activities to aid self-compassion, there are a few significant ones that resulted with positive results. They are as follows: Try to ascertain how you respond to different situations. When your friend asks for help, how do you react? When you require assistance in a similar case, what is... Read more →


Mohammed Giasuddin, 47, of Pennsauken Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Porn

Camden City, N.J. – A Pennsauken man pled guilty to viewing graphic images of children on Aug. 19, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer. Mohammed Giasuddin, 47, was charged with one count of third-degree Possession of Child Pornography on July 24, after detectives went to his home on the 4000 block of Remington Ave to ask about a social media account used at that location that was reported to contain images of child pornography. During the visit, detectives said Giasuddin, through an interpreter, admitted to being the owner of the Facebook account that received and viewed the video. Giasuddin will be sentenced on Oct. 23. Read more →


Best No Deposit Bonuses Available for Phili Gamblers

(August 22, 2020)--Gamblers in Phili have had to wait on the sidelines for years to access legalized online casinos. Now that the state’s iGaming market is up and running, gamblers in the keystone state will finally be able to play their favorite online casino games and take advantage of some great no deposit bonus offers. No Deposit Bonus Offers If you are a new Phili gambler, you should make the most of no deposit bonuses. These are bonuses that allow you to play online casino games without having to spend any real money of your own. We encourage you to try them out as they allow you to test the online casino for free. Online casinos give away no-deposit free spins and cash bonuses to... Read more →


Philly Archdiocese Schools Asks Families to Advocate for Student Transportation

BY CONTACTING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Schools (AOPS) have asked families to consider advocating local legislators to request Yellow Bus transportation for their children, our students, during the forthcoming academic year. Under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all school districts are required to provide transportation to both public and non-public schools, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many school districts throughout the five-county region moving to online learning for the upcoming school year there have not been assurances given to non-public schools that buses will continue to provide transportation for our students. Mr. Jason Budd, Deputy Secretary for Government Relations for the Office of Catholic Education and Acting President of Bishop McDevitt High School said, "Catholic school parents do ‘double-civic duty’... Read more →


Pair completes 223 miles in four days

By Henry Howard Aug 17, 2020 The American Legion The timing of the 100 Miles for Hope campaign worked out perfectly for John Piechowski and Donald Weigend. They had already planned a 200-mile plus bike ride as part of a vacation with their wives during the first week in August. When Piechowski read the announcement of the campaign in a newsletter from American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford, he immediately signed up and encouraged his friend and cycling partner, Weigend, to do the same. “Any time I see an organization helping our fellow veterans, I'm interested in how I can help their cause,” said Piechowski, who has been a member of Post 486 in Jackson, Wis., for 19 years. “When I read that this fundraiser... Read more →


Will There Be Schools Without Teachers? NJ Reopening Plans Unclear

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. JOHN MOONEY | AUGUST 21, 2020 A District touted as model for fall reopening faces teacher shortages, a growing problem Gloucestercitynews.net files Mount Olive was once Gov. Phil Murphy’s Exhibit A for how schools could reopen with a mix of in-class and virtual instruction this fall. Now school leaders are not so sure. And why? Maybe a lack of teachers to staff their so-called hybrid classrooms. Superintendent Robert Zywicki, who sat with Murphy in June to help announce the governor’s reopening plan for schools, said Thursday that as much as a quarter of his teaching... Read more →


Earl T. Fowler Sr., Gloucester City Fireman, Deputy Chief

Gloucester City – In the loving care of his family, Earl passed peacefully on August 19, 2020 at the age of 74. Loving and devoted husband of 24 years to Louise A. Fowler (nee Hickson). Loving father of Michelle and Thomas Quinn, Stephanie and John Bryszewski, Kimberly and Michael Morrell and Earl Jr. and Kelliann Fowler. Predeceased by his daughter Dawn Digiacomo and surviving Vincent Digiacomo. Cherished grandfather of Meghan Cairns (Mike), Eryn Boyle (Kevin), Thomas Quinn III (Jordan), Derick Fowler (Ashley), Amber Digiacomo, Vincent Digiacomo Jr., Dominick Digiacomo, Samantha Bryszewski, John Bryszewski, Jr., Hannah Bryszewski, Michael Morrell, Colin Morrell, Earl Fowler III, Abigail Fowler and Wyatt Fowler. Cherished great grandfather of Olivia, Sophia, Anastasia, Greyson, Ethan, Delaney, Thomas IV, Blake, Brianna, CJ, Max and... Read more →


BLACK LIVES MATTER SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR BEATING MAN UNCONSCIOUS

x The Black Lives Matter Security Guard, who allegedly pummeled Adam Haner, the photo above, unconscious surrendered to police earlier today (photo courtesy of The Oregon PORTLAND, OREGON--The Daily Mirror has reported that the Black Lives Matter suspect who brutally beat a bystander in Portland has been arrested. The thug, Marquise Love, photo, was taken into custody on Friday morning, accused of beating Adam Haner during a BLM protest in Portland. He ispictured in his latest mugshot Marquise Love, 25, handed himself into police on Friday morning following a city-wide manhunt that lasted four days. Online records show he has now been charged with felony assault, felony coercion and felony riot. Bail has been set at $260,000. Love is accused of punching and kicking Adam... Read more →


HELP WANTED: Amazon Seeking Workers

Posted on 08/19/20 (Ref: NJEmIZQaya) Shifts: Overnight, Morning, Day, Evening, Weekend Location Logan Township, NJ Job opportunities vary by location. We update postings daily with open positions. Salary Earn $15/hr Immediate openings available now. Start as soon as 7 days. No resume or previous work experience required. Amazon remains open as an essential business to serve our communities delivering critical supplies directly to the doorsteps of people who need them. Find out what Amazon is doing to provide a safe environment for employees at this time on our COVID-19 FAQ page. https://www.amazondelivers.jobs/covid-19-updates/ Join Amazon and become part of the dedicated team that gets orders ready for customers. Stay active during your workday in this fast-paced warehouse environment. Learn new skills and build your experience by... Read more →


August 21 National Senior Citizen's Day

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Senior Citizen's Day, employees of American Advisors Group (AAG) worked together to share a special video to honor the most important seniors in their lives. Whether it be parents who showed the importance of hard work or grandparents who showed the value of patience, AAG believes we can all learn from the seniors in our lives. In celebration of #NationalSeniorCitizensDay, American Advisors Group (AAG) asked its employees who the most important senior in their life is. Here’s what they had to share. National Senior Citizen's Day has been celebrated in the United States every year on August 21 since 1988 when President Ronald Reagan officially observed the holiday to celebrate the accomplishments of seniors... Read more →


Gloucester High School Freshman & New Student Orientation August 26

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (August 20, 2020)--The administration and staff are looking forward to meeting our newest additions to our Lions family and working together to ensure a smooth transition to our school. It is important that you know our school’s vision as you prepare for your experiences: “Gloucester High School, in partnership with students, families, and our community, sets high expectations for our performance and instills pride in our achievements, developing responsible citizens and a commitment of lifelong learning.” There will be an orientation program on Wednesday, August 26th for all incoming Freshmen and new high school students. Students who will begin the year on remote instruction are not required to attend. Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be able to permit parents to... Read more →


Mike Huckabee Interviews President Trump On This Week’s Episode of “Huckabee”

Airing on TBN Saturday, August 22nd, 8/7c “The country was coming together, and then we got hit by this plague from China…” VIDEO: https://youtu.be/_KdGxea_Sw8 In this Saturday’s episode of “Huckabee,” Mike will interview President Trump about the upcoming election, COVID-19 pandemic and other topics making news today. LOCAL LISTINGS: https://www.tbn.org/watch/channel-finder TOPICS: Reaction to DNC/Preview of RNC COVID-19 impact on economy, stock market forecasts POTUS plan for Social Security Israel Abortion – POTUS explains personal stance on pro-life movement Photo Credit: Official White House Photo Read more →


Pick-6 Rolls to $2.3 Million for August 24 Drawing

TRENTON (August 21, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on August 20 produced 10 winners of $1,952 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $9,760. The winning numbers for the Thursday, August 20, drawing were: 07, 10, 16, 17, 29 and 39. The XTRA Multiplier was: 05. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. The $2.3 million drawing will be held Monday, August 24, 2020. ### Read more →


Two Lumberton Township Residents Charged with Using Teen to Sell Drugs from Townhouse

Kenese Sonny and Cameron Berry LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP,NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Lumberton Township Police Chief Nicholas Peditto announced that a Lumberton man and woman have been charged with using a teenager to sell marijuana and baked goods containing the drug out of the Fawn Court townhouse where they are living. Cameron Berry, 21 and Kenese Sonny, 41, were charged with Employing a Juvenile in a Drug Distribution Scheme (Second Degree) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). Sonny and the teenager, a juvenile whose name is being withheld, were both charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute (Third Degree). The case will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation began after law enforcement received... Read more →


Gloucester High School First Day of School Sept. 1

Freshman & New Student Orientation - 8/26 First Day of School - September 1st Summer Reading & Math Assignments Gloucester City High School / News / What's New / First Day of School - September 1st First Day of School - September 1st First Day of School - September 1st The Board of Education has approved for all district schools to return to an early dismissal schedule, five days per week. The GHS model is: Period Start Time End Time Arrival/Breakfast Block 7:53 AM 8:34 AM 1st Period 8:37 AM 9:04 AM 2nd Period 9:07 AM 9:34 AM Homeroom (in 3rd Period Class) 9:37 AM 9:51 AM 3rd Period 9:51 AM 10:18 AM 4th Period 10:21 AM 10:48 AM 5th Period 10:51 AM 11:18 AM... Read more →


1-295 Detours Friday Evening

I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to Route 42 southbound/I-295 southbound to be closed and detoured tonight Signed detour will be in place overnight (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, August 21, until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, August 22, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, for guiderail repair. All motorists traveling on I-295 southbound will be directed to stay left onto Exit 26. The following detour will be in place overnight: I-295 southbound to Route... Read more →


NJ and PA inTop 10 for the Worst Roads in U.S.

One of many potholes on Rt. 551 aka Broadway (Gloucestercitynews.net photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(August 21, 2020)--How many times have you driven on the roadways in South Jersey and hit one pothole after the other? One of the worst streets in this area is Route 551, also known as Broadway. It begins in Camden and meanders through Gloucester City, Brooklawn, Westville, and beyond. Every few yards there is another bump. Despite numerous promises by local, county, state and federal politicians Route 551 aka Broadway remains in dreadful condition. One of many potholes on Rt. 551 aka Broadway (Gloucestercitynews.net files) With all the recent increases in the state gas tax, you would think by now that highway and others would have... Read more →