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September 15, 2020

NJ Congressman Joins Navy Leadership for Historic Foundry Pour

of First Propulsor Mold for Columbia-Class Submarine Program PHILADELPHIA, PA – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, recently visited the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia to witness the foundry pour of the propulsor mold for the first-ever Columbia-class submarine. Norcross fought for the passage of the House’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), which includes strong support for the program. “I recently had the honor of joining U.S. Navy leadership and watching as 2,500 pounds of molten alloy was... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: 1,666 UNCOUNTED JULY PRIMARY BALLOTS: SUSSEX COUNTY

On Thursday, the Sussex County Board of Elections learned that 1,666 ballots were somehow not counted for the July primary race, because they "had been placed in a bin that was mislabeled." The ballots were counted on Saturday, and the results didn't change the outcome of any race, the Board said. The upcoming election will be mostly vote-by-mail, like the primary was. (Politico) COVID LAW EXPANDS WORKERS COMPENSATION ELIGIBILITY Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that expands a benefits program for essential workers with COVID-19. The new law removes a rule that required workers to prove that they caught the... Read more →


Camden County Winners Announced in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s

Online Family Fishing Tournament MILLBURN — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey announced five winners for its Fifth Annual Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament. Amanda Trott and Heather Barracliffe of Camden County was one of the four randomly selected winners of the competition. Each winner will receive a $120 gift card. The tournament ran from August 14 - 30 and encouraged families to head outdoors and spend the day fishing at a lake, river or ocean. It is crucial for parents to frequently interact and engage in discussion with their children, as it can be... Read more →


Rutgers University–Camden earns strong marks from U.S. News and World Report, Washington Monthly magazine  

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY – Rutgers University–Camden once again has been recognized nationally as a research university that provides great value and opportunity for its students. Washington Monthly magazine again ranks Rutgers University–Camden as a “Best Bang for the Buck” university, which recognizes those institutions that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. In Washington Monthly’s 2020 ranking for national universities, which emphasizes such factors as social mobility, research, and promoting public service, Rutgers–Camden is ranked 26 in terms of providing social mobility opportunities for its students. Similarly, U.S. News and World Report gave strong marks to Rutgers... Read more →


Murphy Signs Bill Requiring Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in All New Homes in NJ

TRENTON, NJ--Today, Governor Murphy signed S349 (Smith). The bill requires developers to offer electric vehicle charging stations as option in certain new home construction. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: Gloucestercitynews.net files “By signing this law, Governor Murphy is helping ratepayers and homeowners save money. This law will make sure that new homes are wired to allow for electric vehicle charging stations to be installed. This will make it easier for people to access EV infrastructure and will encourage more EV use in our state. Making sure that new homes are wired for EV... Read more →


Two Rescued from Ocean Floating in a Rubber Raft

IN THE TOWN BANK SECTION OF LOWER TOWNSHIP LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ--ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 2020 THE LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIEVED A CALL FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN ON THE BEACH IN THE AREA OF BEACH DRIVE AND DELFORD ROAD IN REGARDS TO AN OCCUPIED RAFT IN THE DELAWARE BAY THAT MAY BE IN DISTRESS. LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT PATROL OFFICERS ARRIVED ON SCENE TO FIND AN APPARENT INFLATABLE RAFT APPROXIMATELY A QUARTER MILE OUT WITH TWO SUBJECTS IN THE AREA. IT APPEARED THAT ONE SUBJECT MAY BE IN THE WATER AND STRUGGLING TO HANG ONTO THE RAFT. THE UNITED STATED COAST... Read more →


Kutztown University Rises in 2021 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

For more information contact: Bryan Salvadore, 610-683-4180, salvadore@kutztown.edu Kutztown, PA (09/14/2020) — Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities. In data released Monday, Sept. 14, U.S. News lists KU as No. 125 in the first tier of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, one spot higher than last year. KU has been ranked in the first tier since 2011. Additionally, Kutztown was one of nine institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education that were ranked in the first tier as regional... Read more →


Read This If you have federal student loans

by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC A few months ago, we told you that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act gave some flexibility to federal student loan borrowers. Understanding these options can help you make more informed decisions about paying your bills and prioritizing your debts. The benefits have been extended until December 31, 2020. So, just to recap, what does the CARES Act mean for you if you have a federal student loan? 1. The CARES Act gives temporary payment relief to borrowers with qualifying federal student loans. But some federal student loans don’t qualify –... Read more →


Consumer Alert: What To Do With The Honey Bee

Without a healthy honey bee population, successful fruit and vegetable production would be at risk. New Jersey's 20,000 bee colonies, valued at $350 per colony, represent a $7 million honey bee industry for the state and contribute to successful production of nearly $200 million worth of fruits and vegetables annually. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Division of Plant Industry protects the pollination needs of the fruit and vegetable industry by ensuring that the honey bee population, both native and migratory, is free of injurious honey bee pests and diseases. The Division requires control actions when contagious diseases and pests are... Read more →


OP-ED: Murphy Unnecessarily Adding Costs to Struggling Employers

NJBIA Statement on Gov. Murphy’s Signing of COVID-19 Worker's Comp Bill into Law, Unnecessarily Adding Costs to Struggling Employers NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement regarding Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of A-3999/S-2380 into law. The GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET FILES legislation allows a presumption that certain essential employees contracted COVID-19 on the job and then shifts the response costs onto New Jersey’s workers compensation system. “Over the course of this pandemic, we have heard Governor Murphy express sympathy and empathy for New Jersey businesses struggling to survive. Today, we are disappointed to say that those words ring hollow. “Like the... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: New Details on NJ Borrowing Plan; Fight Looms Over Tax Estimates

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 REITMEYER, REPORTER | SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 TRENTON NJ (SEPT. 14, 2020)Gov. Phil Murphy wants to borrow $4 billion. Lawmakers point to revenue forecasts saying more money may be coming than he expects. Just how much New Jersey will borrow to prop up the next state budget remains uncertain, but some important details about how new debt would be issued — and paid back by taxpayers — are beginning to emerge.... Read more →


Emergency Fund for Jefferson Health - NJ Employees Renamed In Honor of Past President Joseph W. Devine

When Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, retired from his role of Executive Vice President with Jefferson Health and President of Jefferson Health - New Jersey earlier this year, colleagues decided to honor his longtime commitment to the people of Jefferson in a special way. Devine, who resides in Washington Township, NJ, is the namesake of the longtime Emergency Financial Assistance Fund for employees at Jefferson Health – New Jersey facing unexpected hardships. The former Emergency Financial Assistance Fund is now called The Devine Fund for Employee Assistance. The Fund provides grants of up to $2,000 per request; since 2006, it has helped... Read more →


Fraud Alert: Scammers Claiming to be with DOJ, Preying on Elderly

Memphis, TN – The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports that individuals claiming to represent the Department of Justice are calling members of the public as part of an imposter scam. The Department strongly encourages the public to remain vigilant and not to provide personal information during these calls, which appear to target the elderly. Reports to the National Elder Fraud Hotline indicate these scammers falsely represent themselves as Department of Justice investigators or employees and attempt to obtain personal information from the call recipient, or they leave a voicemail with a return... Read more →


Coast Guard Academy ranked one of top colleges in the nation

NEW LONDON, Conn. —The U.S. Coast Guard Academy continues to be featured as one of the nation’s top institutions of higher learning this year in prominent college rankings. The U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review annual college rankings are a comprehensive look at how accredited four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. compare in a set of widely-accepted indicators of excellence in higher education. This year the Academy ranked #1 in the overall Regional Colleges North and in the Top Public Schools Regional Colleges North categories in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges magazine. The academy... Read more →


How To Handle The Spotted Lantern Fly

If you are in one of the quarantined counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem, Somerset or Warren, you do not need to contact the New Jersey Department of Agriculture about Spottted Lanternfly sightings. Spotted Lanternfly locations in unquarantined counties in New Jersey can be reported to the Department by emailing slf-plantindustry@ag.nj.gov or by calling 609-406-6943. The Department appreciates residents reporting the addresses of Spotted Lanternfly sightings and assisting us in keeping this pest from spreading. While we will not return confirmation calls and emails at this time, the information provided to us is important in our mission against the... Read more →


E-Meet Sarah Broom, Author of 'The Yellow House'

This Year's Adelphi Reads Selection GARDEN CITY, NY (09/14/2020) Every year, Adelphi University's Community Reads chooses a book that is given to incoming first-year students, with the rest of the community invited to read as well. This year, the University selected "The Yellow House," a 2019 National Book Award winner and New York Times best seller by Sarah Broom. On Thursday, September 17, Broom will join Adelphi's R. Sentwali Bakari, PhD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, via Zoom for a discussion on her creative process, obstacles she faced beyond writer's block, lessons she's learned from her past,... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL : Take a Bike Tour Through Valley Forge National Historical Park

Every day thousands of cyclists ride past the heart of Valley Forge National Park on the Schuylkill River Trail. Yet only a handful make the journey over the impressive and relatively new Sullivan’s Bridge at Betzwood Crossing to ride through what was the center of George Washington’s Continental Army 1777-78 Winter Encampment. Those that do are transported to the 18th Century and bucolic landscapes that bely the hardship and suffering of that Winter nearly 250 years ago. This ride can be approached two ways. This route is equally suited for those that wish to use it for fitness, and for those... Read more →


How to Get More Followers on Spotify? 

(September 15, 2020)--Spotify is one of the leading music platforms in the world today. Not only music but podcasts on Spotify have also been quite popular in the past few years. Musicians upload their music on Spotify with the hope of having a huge number of plays on their songs along with followers. Some artists also take the road which leads them to buy Spotify followers. It is always a better option to go for organic growth. Followers on Spotify are very important. The more the followers, the more is the reach of the artist. To buy Spotify followers is also... Read more →


CNB POLITICAL NEWS: Unbought And Unbossed Gustafson Launches Digital Ad

“Unlike Donald Norcross, I’m unbought and unbossed.” COLLINGSWOOD – Borrowing a campaign slogan from Shirley Chisholm’s 1968 congressional campaign Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s First Congressional District, Claire Gustafson, launched a video titled “Unbought, Unbossed” today as part of her digital advertising campaign. “It’s been 100 years since women won the right to vote and in the First Congressional District it’s still the good old boys’ network of the South Jersey political cartel that decided who our congressman is.” Claire Gustafson said, “Considering no woman has ever been elected to Congress in this district it makes sense that I... Read more →


FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS WOLF EXCEEDED HIS AUTHORITY BY CLOSING BUSINESSES

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square)(SEPT. 14, 2020) – A federal judge on Monday threw out portions of the Wolf administration’s orders that restricted activity during the coronavirus pandemic, saying GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET FILES that the governor had exceeded his authority. The ruling by Judge William Stickman in the Western District of Pennsylvania court delivers to Gov. Tom Wolf’s political opponents what they had failed to achieve for months in the Legislature as bill after bill to curtail the governor’s power was passed, only to be vetoed. Specifically at issue were the administration’s orders closing “non-life-sustaining businesses” and restricting... Read more →