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September 11, 2020

Trump Boat Parade on the Delaware River Saturday, September 12, Also a 9/11 Remembrance

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:30 PM RiverWinds Community Center Public · Hosted by Mike Finger THIS IS THE SECOND BOAT PARADE FOR NJ/PA BOATERS! COME OUT AND SHOW SOME SUPPORT. IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST ONE. IT WAS AMAZING! I can’t thank everyone enough from the last parade. The turnout was incredible! We can make it bigger then the last one! September 12th, @230pm THE ROUTE: We will meet at the Walt Whitman bridge by Gloucester City marina. then we will have a parade south to RIVER WINDS COVE! Feel free to join in at any point!! I shortened this... Read more →


$359K from the DHS for SJ Fire Departments.

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced $358,842 in federal grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for local fire departments. “Our first responders are more vital to us now than ever before, and this federal funding will help protect those who are keeping us safe through the pandemic,” said Congressman Norcross. “We must do all we can to ensure our firefighters are as safe and well-equipped as possible to respond to fires, battle natural disasters and save lives. These resources will allow our local fire departments to better their programs and equipment, so that... Read more →


Wolf Said He Will Veto Law That Gives Local Control of School Sports in Pa

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Gov. Tom Wolf said he will veto a bill that gives local districts the authority to run school sports based on their own social distancing rules – from whether seasons should continue to how many spectators will be allowed. Except, House Bill 2787 passed both chambers with a veto-proof majority – the first time in six months that legislators have stood any chance of overturning the governor’s pandemic restrictions. Lyndsay Kensinger, Wolf’s spokesperson, said Wednesday that Republican majorities in the House and Senate should “stop wasting time” and pass bills... Read more →


NJ GENDER RULE FOR PARTY COMMITTEES  UNCONSTITUTIONAL

A Superior Court judge has ruled that a decades-old gender parity law governing political party committees is unconstitutional. The law required these committees to operate with a "one man, one woman" system. Though this was a Middlesex County lawsuit, the decision could have ripple effects throughout the state, in other counties. This is significant: these committees endorse candidates and confer a “party line” on primary ballots. (NJ Spotlight / TAPinto) BUDGET: GOV. AGAIN TOUTS $1K BABY BONDS PROPOSAL In Paterson yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about a unique element of the budget he is pitching for the 2021 fiscal year. Amid... Read more →


I-295 and I-76 ramps to be closed and detoured tonight

as the Direct Connection project advances Work necessary for barrier realignment and replacement (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced two ramp closures tonight on I-295 northbound and I-76 eastbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, September 11, until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 northbound Exit 26 ramp to I-76 westbound express lanes and the I-76 eastbound ramp to I-295 southbound to allow for concrete barrier realignment and replacement. The following detours will be in place: I-295... Read more →


NJ Park Service to Join Girl Scouts Love State Parks Campaign

To showcase the importance of nature and get girls involved in the great outdoors, the New Jersey State Park Service is hosting a variety of outdoor activities Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 in conjunction with the 2nd Annual “Girl Scouts Love State Parks” campaign, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced. This year’s programs will feature three types of programming: in-person, self-guided and virtual activities at parks across the state. Experiencing and appreciating the outdoors is an integral part of the Girl Scouts leadership mission. Girl Scouts of the USA launched the nationwide outdoors campaign program in 2019. “New Jersey’s outdoors... Read more →


Bruce Strickland Hooks Blue Catfish; Miles Matsuka, age 6, Catches a Striped Bass

Maryland Fishing Report by Erik Zlokovitz Maryland Department of Natural Resources Bruce Strickland caught this blue catfish in the Chaptico Bay’s Bankhead Cove. It was 26.25 inches long and weighed about 10 pounds. Photo by Bruce Strickland. With warm and dry summer weather through the Labor Day weekend, some anglers targeted the bay’s summer species such as Spanish mackerel and red drum, while others have gone back to targeting striped bass. All areas of the Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers have reopened for striped bass fishing until Dec. 10 with a size limit of 19 inches and a daily bag limit... Read more →


Juneteenth New NJ State Holiday...Commemorates The End of Slavery

Trenton NJ (Sept. 10, 2020)--– Acting to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States and to honor the history and contributions of Black Americans, the Governor signed legislation today that would make Juneteenth an official state holiday. Gloucestercitynews.net files The measure, S-19, was sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Sandra Cunningham, Senator Joe Cryan and Senator Ronald Rice. “Juneteenth marks a day of freedom for Black Americans who suffered the cruelty of slavery and an opportunity to honor the history and contributions of African Americans,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “This takes on greater significance as the entire country... Read more →


Written while waiting for the Podiatrist, the Ophthalmologist, or was it the Dentist?

By: Joe Ball, Publisher CNBNews Contributor I’m a senior citizen in age, not in activities. I think I’m one of those who fit the expression, “The senior citizens of today often are like the middle-aged of 20 years ago.” It’s good to think that. “Because I fit it.” My wife, Sandy, tells me, however, should I be asked “How old are you?,” to just say,” I don’t give my age.” “People will see you differently if you do,” she adds. Recently, she told me a story related to her by the daughter of a 90-year-old, Main Line woman. This lady for... Read more →


Report Released on State of Cancer in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- As recent racial justice protests and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic illuminate the role that structural racism and socioeconomic factors play in the health of Americans, significant disparities may be found in cancer rates and outcomes, according to “State of Cancer in Philadelphia,” a report issued this week from Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, sponsored by Lazarex Cancer Foundation. The analysis offers key information to public health agencies, policymakers and care providers to inform how best to allocate resources to promote health equity in Philadelphia. It is also... Read more →


Physician and Sales Representative Charged in $2.5 Million Health Care Fraud

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A federal grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment charging a physician and pharmaceutical sales representative with defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $2.5 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET FILES prescriptions, as well as unlawfully obtaining and disclosing individually identifiable patient health information protected by HIPAA, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Keith Ritson, 40, of Bayville, New Jersey, and Frank Alario, M.D., 63, of Delray Beach, Florida, are charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, as well as individual acts of... Read more →


NJ college students participate in Alvernia's Theatre Club

READING, PA (09/09/2020)-- The following local college students participated as a member of the Theatre Club while studying at Alvernia University during the 2019-2020 school year: Allison Walker of Millville (08332) is studying Nursing at Alvernia University. Claire Huynh of Cherry Hill (08003) is studying Forensic Science and Chemistry at Alvernia University. Alvernia University's Theatre Club provides the campus community with a source of dramatic and theatrical entertainment, students with an activity and a place to express themselves, and another way for Alvernia University to give back to the community. The club organizes one main stage production per semester and also... Read more →


Virtua Health to Launch Mobile Grocery Store

The converted bus will bring fresh foods to South Jersey neighborhoods-in-need starting fall 2020 (MARLTON, N.J.) Today, Virtua Health announced the latest component of its food access initiatives: the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. This year-round, 40-foot store-on-wheels is the newest addition to Virtua’s portfolio of programs that position food as a form of medicine. “Virtua Health has championed food access for several years and is a national leader in reimaging how health systems can reduce food insecurity on the local level,” said Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE. “The Mobile Grocery Store is the next step in... Read more →


NJBIA Responds to OLS Revenue Projections Relating to FY 2021 Budget

NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Christopher Emigholz issued the following statement regarding the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services’ (OLS) state revenue projections of $37.8 billion next year, $1.4 billion more than the approximately $36.4 billion in revenues estimated by the Murphy administration. “The projections released by OLS on Tuesday further supports NJBIA’s position that the $5 billion in borrowing and new taxes proposed by Governor Murphy are not needed and can be greatly reduced in a balanced, final budget. “The proposed budget does not nearly require $4 billion in borrowing, which will needlessly exacerbate our long-term debt service costs and... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Trump Ensures Religious Liberty on Campus

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new Trump directive on religious liberty: For many years now, I have said that there is more free speech allowed in your local pub than there is on your local college campus. Ditto for religious rights. It took the Trump administration, led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, to assure that colleges and universities catch up to pub standards. On September 9, DeVos issued a new directive that holds public institutions of higher education accountable for enforcing norms that protect free speech and religious liberty on campus. For... Read more →


US Political Advertisements Spend on Google exceeds $384 million in the last 2 years

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN research team, US political advertisement spend on Google, YouTube, and partner outlets exceed $384.94 million in the past 2 years. In total, there were 414,285 unique political ads targeting US citizens since May 30, 2018. For some time, the presidential race has taken a backseat as the main stage was occupied by the coronavirus, the economic fallout from the pandemic, and the current social unrest. Yet, Google sheds some light on the current political campaign horizon. Looking at the figures, the most significant spending from a single political campaign was the “Mike Bloomberg... Read more →


Dates and Locations Listed for Flu Shots in Camden County

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Sept. 10, 2020)--The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services recommends everyone get a flu shot this flu season, especially children and seniors who are most vulnerable. The flu shots are provided at no-out-of-pocket cost. Flu vaccinations are provided for children age 9 and older at the flu clinic sites. Children under the age of 9 need to see their primary care physician. For more information, contact the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045 A list of where and when flu shots will be given out in Camden County is below. 2020 Flu... Read more →