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September 9, 2020

Bombing Incident in Gloucester City Allegedly Being Investigated as a Hate Crime

(CNBNewsnet)(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Sept. 9, 2020)---The bombing incident at the GCity CrossFit gym in Gloucester City on August 26 is being investigated as a hate crime according to the website Out In Jersey. Gloucestercitynews.net files Dwayne A. Vandergrift of the 700 unit block of Powell Street, was arrested and charged with planting and detonating a bomb on the front door of the gym, 512-514 South Broadway. The gym is owned by Jenai Gonzales and her wife Ann Panarello. The gym prominently displayed a large gay-pride flag on the front window near the entrance of the building. The front door was blown apart.... Read more →


Robert Earl Volkman, Jr., of Mantua, formerly of Gloucester City

Robert Earl Volkman, Jr. Robert Earl Volkman, Jr., age 81, Mantua, N.J. (formerly Gloucester City), died on August 25, 2020. Raised in Delran, N.J. enjoyed being a truck driver, avid Nascar fan, going to the rodeo with Hailey, puzzles, umpiring his kid’s baseball games, and was the first Bridgeport race ticket holder. Robert Volkman was the beloved husband of Alice Volkman (deceased), loving father to Robert Volkman (deceased), John Volkman, Julie Freeman (Donald), Theresa Hancock (Dennis), David Baker (Michael), Kathy Pulone (Darryl), Dan Baker (Vicki), Ray Baker (Samantha), Bill Baker (deceased) (Carol), and brother-in-law to William and Sally Green and Maureen... Read more →


John Paul Conlon Jr., of Gloucester City

Gloucester City, NJ-John Paul Conlon Jr., 66 passed away suddenly August 22, 2020 due to complications of Lung Cancer. He was born October 15, 1953 in Chelsea, MA a son of the late John P. Conlon Sr. of Dorchester, MA and Alice R. (Lynch) Conlon of Brookline, MA. He grew up in Portsmouth, NH and attended Portsmouth High School, he then resided in Kittery, ME. John worked for Melrose Enterprises Ltd., PA for 40 years as a Brick Mason before retiring in 2020. John is survived by his sisters, Claire Conlon White of Sanford, ME, Patricia Pelletier of Dover, NH, Julie... Read more →


Two Overdue Sailing Vessels Located by Coast Guard Near Baregate

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (September 9, 2020)--— The Coast Guard and partner agencies assisted with the rescue of two overdue sailing vessels near Loveladies Channel Tuesday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call from a family member of the overdue mariners stating they had not yet arrived as scheduled. Sector Delaware Bay launched a crew from Station Barnegat Light on a 24-foot small boat, and Long Beach Township Police Department launched drones to assist with the search. Following the search patterns given by watchstanders, the crew from Station Barnegat Light found the mariners unharmed but unable to sail... Read more →


Delaware River Basin Commission May Vote on LNG Port in Gibbstown

GIBBSTOWN, NJ --The Delaware River Basin Commission may vote on upholding the approval of New Fortress Energy’s LNG facility in Gibbstown at their meeting this Thursday, September 10th. The NJ Sierra Club along Empower NJ have generated 1,000s of signatures opposing the LNG Facility in Gibbstown. The public business meeting will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2020, commencing at 10:30 a.m. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “The DRBC may be voting on whether or not to approve the LNG port in Gibbstown on Thursday. We are concerned that they will quickly put... Read more →


Wreaths Across America Ask America to Wave Your Flags on 9/11

On September 11th, Wreaths Across America wants to honor the “Freeport Flag Ladies” and those affected by 9/11, by uniting in national flag-waving COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – Tuesday, Aug. 25 – On Friday, September 11th, 2020, Wreaths Across America calls for every American to stand outside and wave a flag for one minute at 8:46AM and then again at 9:03 AM. At 8:46 a.m., On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 11 and flew it into the heart of New York City and the northern facade of the World Trade Center's North Tower (1 WTC).... Read more →


Who Is Right? NJ treasurer, legislative office split by $1.4 billion on size of state revenue hit

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The New Jersey Treasury Department and the Office of Legislative Services are nearly $1.4 billion apart in determining how the novel coronavirus pandemic will affect state revenues. Figures provided by the OLS indicate New Jersey will receive $1.37 billion dollars more than projected by the Treasury Department. The divide prompted questions from Democrats and Republicans at the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing held Tuesday. “This is the first time I have seen a delta of this magnitude,” said Chairman Paul Sarlo, D- Wood-Ridge, to Frank Haines, the legislative budget... Read more →


The Largest US Casinos Outside of Las Vegas

(September 9, 2020)--Not all states have reopened casinos yet. For example, California hasn’t. Sure, you can always opt for online casinos for players from the US or go to Las Vegas. But what if you want something a little more indie than Bellagio but no less impressive? Although everyone knows a good casino is not about size, there is something about the enormous, crystal-decorated halls of America’s largest and fanciest casinos that more modest establishments can’t recreate. So, here’s a list of the largest casinos in the United States that are not in Vegas. WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville,... Read more →


Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project named Finalist...

in America’s Best Transportation Project Competition...Online voters and expert judges to choose winners from 12 projects nation-wide The Rt. 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project image courtesy of www.resteel.com (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced that the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project Contract 4, which reconstructed the Old Causeway Bridge, has been named a finalist in AASHTO’s 2020 America’s Transportation Awards Competition. “We are extremely proud of the national recognition that this project has received,” Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “This announcement is a testament to the commitment of the men and women of the New... Read more →


NJ News Commons: Camden Families Struggle to Start School Remotely

This piece by Christopher Maag — with video by Michael Karas — offers intimate insight into how a family in Camden is managing the start of the new school year. After six months, many students went back to school yesterday, not only into classrooms, but into their living rooms, basements, bedrooms. Children in lower-income households are especially vulnerable. (NorthJersey) "A lot of our kids have to babysit. I can see them on the computer with siblings on their laps,” an eighth-grade middle school teacher said. “They might be looking at the camera, but they’re not really in tune.” IN JERSEY CITY,... Read more →


7 Effective Sleeping Positions for Back Pain That'll Provide Instant Relief

(September 9, 2020)--We all want to wake up on the right side of the bed. Unfortunately, bad back pain can quickly make for a sour morning. It affects the rest of your day, making it difficult to perform simple tasks. Not even your morning cup of coffee makes it better. You've tried a few different over-the-counter pain medicines and even struggled through a yoga class, hoping it would help. The pain subsided a bit, but it never seems to go away. You dread going to sleep because it seems to hurt most at night. Luckily for you, we are here to... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Fire Dept. Hoagie Sale Sept. 12; Place Your Orders Now!

Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 9 AM EDT – 1 PM EDT Mount Ephraim Fire Department Public · Hosted by Mount Ephraim Fire Department WE ARE BACK!!! We have made a few changes so we can comply with COVID-19 restrictions and for our members and your safety. No entry into the building. Members will be set up outside with tables and wearing masks and gloves. Pull up and remain in your vehicle and members will deliver to your vehicle. $4.00 a hoagie. Made fresh Saturday morning on fresh Del Buono’s rolls. To place an order call 856-931-6532. Local delivery is also... Read more →


Home Country: How to Measure Social Branding Distance

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor We were just getting the branding fire going well at the Rafter E when Dud brought out the tape measure. We stared at him until he said something through his corona mask. “How long do you figure a calf is?” he asked. We looked at each other. Steve said, “I don’t know … four feet?” “I mean when they’re lying down and being worked. You know, from the head to the hind legs?” “Stretched out, maybe five feet,” Herb said. “Gotta measure that branding iron,” Dud added. “Three feet. So two branding iron lengths is a... Read more →


Kutztown University Recognized as One of the Best Universities in the Northeast

KUTZTOWN, PA (09/08/2020) Kutztown University has been featured as one of the "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review for 2021. The education services company is widely known for its test prep programs and college and graduate school guides. KU is among 224 institutions named to the regional list. Kutztown University has been included in the "Best of the Northeast" in 18 consecutive rankings, dating back to the 2004 rankings released in August 2003. The "Best in the Northeast" list is compiled via drawing upon information from surveys taken by students and administrators. This year's final list contains 655 institutions... Read more →


Increasing Popularity Of Online Roulette Among The US Casino Enthusiasts

(September 9, 2020)--Nothing is denying the fact that roulette is counted amongst the most popular casino games everywhere. If you visit any land-based casino floor in Las Vegas and observe the spots with maximum crowds, you’d see most of the groups forming-up around the roulette tables, cheering every spin of the wheel! Roulette has gradually made a move to the online world and is garnering the same kind of popularity there too. Online roulette has emerged as one of the most indulged-in games at the online casinos and among the casino enthusiasts of the US, with a large number of players... Read more →


The 30 Top Halloween Stories of the Decade

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Families are preparing to enjoy Halloween in news ways, to keep kids healthy and safe, in response the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalists are eager to receive stories with helpful advice to protect the public and make life more fun, in the new normal. To help our clients find formats that are getting the best results, North American Precis Syndicate ranks the top feature news stories of the year by the highest number of placements in media outlets nationwide. We have compiled the results to show the top feature news stories... Read more →


Center City District Restaurant Week returns September 13 through 25

PHILADELPHIA PA(September 8, 2020)--Center City District Restaurant Week returns September 13 through September 25, with increased health and safety protocols. Participating restaurants are offering multi-course prix-fixe menus for $20 lunches and $35 dinners (excluding tax, gratuity, and alcohol) to dine out, or for the first time, to take home. Many restaurants are offering not only sidewalk seating, but dining outdoors on weekends on closed streets. Some will have limited indoor dining. Be a responsible customer. Dining out is different this year. Protect yourself, the wait staff and others. Wear a mask, keep your distance, keep your hands clean and if you... Read more →


5 Ways to Affordably Upgrade Your New Home

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(September 9, 2020)--After saving for a large down payment, you might have limited money available to transform your new address from top to bottom. Despite being excited to start a new life in the property, it’s natural that you might feel frustrated at an inability to put your stamp on both your interior and exterior. If this sounds like you, read these five ways to affordably upgrade your home. Cheap Kitchen Updates Give your kitchen a much-needed makeover with various affordable updates. For example, you could transform unloved cabinets with a fresh coat of paint in the same or a new... Read more →


New Jersey State Board of Nursing Permanently Revokes License of RN

Criminally Charged for Alleged Health Care Insurance Fraud NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that the state Board of Nursing (“Board”) has Gloucestercitynews.net permanently revoked the license of a nurse who faces criminal charges for her alleged role in a health care insurance fraud scheme while engaged in nursing and advanced nursing practice at a medical office in Pennsville. Ashley Morgan Lyons-Valenti, a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), who allegedly prescribed unnecessary compounded medications in exchange for more than $90,000 in kickbacks, agreed to permanently surrender her practicing... Read more →


Samaritan Offers Free Virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop

Workshop to take place on Thursday, September 24 Mount Laurel, NJ – More than 50 percent of people do not have a will or estate planning document. If you are one of those people, if you pass away without a will, the state will provide one for you. Learn the importance of outlining your wishes and financial goals at Samaritan’s free virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop on Thursday, September 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. “Now more than ever, individuals must prepare for the unexpected and have personal affairs in order well before a crisis strikes,” explains Mary Ann Boccolini, president/CEO... Read more →


Mayor of Wrightstown Charged with Lying to Investigators

About Unauthorized Use of Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority to Dump Septic Waste from Private Firm TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a criminal charge was filed today against Thomas E. Harper, who is mayor of Wrightstown, N.J., and chairman of the Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority (WMUA), for allegedly lying to investigators who were conducting an investigation into the unauthorized use of the WMUA to dump waste from a private septic disposal firm. Harper, 69, of Wrightstown, N.J., was charged today by complaint-summons with fourth-degree false swearing. He was charged in an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office of... Read more →


NJ to Join Other Organizations to Prevent Food Waste

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced the Department is partnering with The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), The Food Bank of South Jersey, Mercer Street Friends, and Norwescap to help prevent food waste. The campaign was introduced on the NJDA Facebook page (photo by Eli Duke, Creative Commons/flickr.com) TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced the Department is partnering with The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), The Food Bank of South Jersey, Mercer Street Friends, and Norwescap to help prevent food waste. The campaign was introduced on the NJDA Facebook page this week... Read more →


How many doses of CBD oil should you give your dog for anxiety?

(September 9, 2020)--Does your dog scurry under the bed at the sound of loud thundering? Or perhaps your pet gets anxious when they are separated from you or around new people. What many people don't know is that dogs experience anxiety just like humans. Because we love our pets it can be difficult watching them suffer. If your dog gets anxious, nervous, or stressed CBD oil can be highly beneficial. How can you use CBD oil to calm your anxious or nervous dog? This useful site can teach you more about pet anxiety disorders. What Is Anxiety and What Are the... Read more →


New York Times Earns Spot In "1619 Project" 

Ronald J. Rychlak, Distinguished Professor University of Mississippi School of Law Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses the racist record of the New York Times: Coming on the heels of a bloody summer, much of it driven by racially charged rhetoric and behavior, the new school year has begun. But not without calls to address racism. Elementary and secondary students are being primed to learn about America's irredeemably racist past, present, and future. Gloucestercitynews.net files The favorite resource for educators is the "1619 Project." It is a proposed curriculum being disseminated by the New York Times that seeks to revise American... Read more →