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Kathleen Koc, of Gloucester City, age 65; Loved Spending Time with Family

Gloucester City - On September 27, 2020. Age 65. (nee Quinton). Beloved wife of Cemel “John” Koc. Loving mother of Elizabeth (Michael) Kazmar and Kathleen (Michael) Crim. Cherished grandmother of Julia, Michael, Gavin and Andrew. Loving daughter of the late Anna May Quinton and Frank Quinton, Jr. Dear sister of Anna (James) Summers, Frank (Joan) Quinton III, Virginia (late William) James, Joseph (Deanna) Quinton, Barbara (Jeffrey) Creato, Judith Arthur and Carolyn Monteleone. Predeceased by her sisters, Janice Nichols and Patricia Underwood. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Kathleen loved spending time with her two daughters, watching movies and loved... Read more →


Caught "Red-Handed" the Gloucester City Drug Gang Members Continue to Plea Guilty

CAMDEN CITY, N.J.(Sept. 29, 2020)- – A Gloucester City, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to distribute oxycodone pills and selling Xanax pills, making him Gloucestercitynews.net files the fifth person to plead guilty for his role in a drug trafficking ring operating in and around Gloucester City and Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Eighteen suspects were arrested and charged back in March. Since then the court has accepted the pleas of four others. Marcus Rushworth, 47, of Gloucester City, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with conspiring to distribute... Read more →


*Catholic Youth/Young Adult News & Events

By Carmela Malerba - Rutgers-Camden, Catholic Campus Ministry invites all attending Rutgers in Camden, to join Sr. Dorothy and other students for lunch in the cafeteria in the Campus Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the free period. We would love to meet you and include you in the activities of the Catholic Campus Ministry Club. For information contact Sister Dorothy, Sr.Dorothy.Giloley@camdendiocese.org The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill, Youth Nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Pastoral Associate for Youth Faith Formation for more details: Sherine Green, sgreen@christourlight.net or 856-667-2440 x345. Church of the Incarnation, invites teens... Read more →


YOUR MONEY! In less than 20 minutes, 4 lawmakers agree to $4.5 billion in new borrowing

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. Signoff was final step before Gov. Phil Murphy can sign his new budget. All four lawmakers had already approved the budget and its borrowing A select commission of four state lawmakers has given Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration a final signoff to issue $4.5 billion in new debt without voter approval to help finance the state budget over the next nine months. image Gloucestercitynews.net files During a meeting in Trenton on Monday... Read more →


*Diocese of Camden Married/Engaged Events

By Carmela Malerba - St. Andrew the Apostle Church Pre-Cana program, to aid in the preparation of couples for the Sacrament of Marriage, led by the Pre-Cana Team, Rev. Victorino Coronado, Deacon Craig and Judy Bickel and other faith-filled married couples from the parish. Many topics and discussions will take place on subjects such as communication, listening, family, conflict resolution skills, intimacy, finance, couple prayer, spirituality, conscience formation and more; includes Vigil Mass. Dates TBD. Cost, $150 per couple. For more information call Chris Bello, 856-784-3878. Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat where couples experience an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation.... Read more →


Camden County Hero Scholarship 28th Golf Outing

Thank you for supporting the children of our local heroes killed in the line of duty! Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund 162 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 www.camdencountyhero.com You don’t have to be a hero to keep a dream alive… Read more →


The story of Instagram and its rise in recent years

Background (Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 29, 2020)--Instagram is a popular video and photo sharing platform designed and created by two Americans, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. Their creation quickly gained a huge following where others had failed. A million followers in less than two months, ten million in just over a year and topped the one billion mark by 2019. The Rise and Development Various updated versions were introduced over the years. The Android version hit the market in April 2012, a desktop interface version was created later the same year. The Fire OS application was developed and became available to... Read more →


Fox Chase Paws for Cause Begins Oct. 1

Our month‑long virtual Paws for the Cause event begins this week! Bring your friends, families, dogs and cats and join us this Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m. for our “Pup Rally” Kick‑Off Celebration, featuring Fox Chase luminaries and an appearance by Fox29 Meteorologist Sue Serio! The video will be broadcast on the Fox Chase event page. Your support of Paws for the Cause is a wonderful way to make a difference and raise life‑saving — and life‑changing — funds for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Best of all, there are no requirements, and nothing to track. Walk, nap,... Read more →


Atlantic White Cedar Restoration - Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area

During fall 2020, the Division's Bureau of Land Management will begin a six (6) acre Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) restoration in Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area. Atlantic White Cedar forests are classified as a globally threatened ecosystem as a result of centuries of resource harvest without plans for stand regeneration, clearing for development, deer browse, and competition with hardwood species. These wetland-forests host an abundance of rare plants and animals, and provide critical ecological services like water pollutant filtration, flood protection, and carbon storage. This restoration will abide by the NJDEP Atlantic white-cedar Ecology and Best Management Practices manual (below). This... Read more →


Video: Project Veritas Exposes Rep. Ihan Omar Connection to Ballot Harvester

In Project Veritas latest investigative report a “ballot broker” boasts about keeping hundreds of absentee ballots in his car trunk. He brags about them Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) being filled in by people other than the voters. Often, money changes hands. Witnesses tie the rampant fraud to the campaign chairman of a prominent member of the radical “squad” in the U.S. House. Loose election laws allow people to come from out of state, vote, and then leave again, according to The National Review. This activity is really happening in America in 2020, and it’s been captured on video by guerrilla... Read more →


Camden County Board of Elections Announces Vote by Mail Drop Box Locations

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The State of New Jersey has provided vote-by-mail (VBM) drop boxes for each county in advance of the state’s primary election on July 7. Camden County will have five VBM drop box locations that will be available 24 hours each day effective immediately and continuing through the close of polls on election day. Each location is well-lit and monitored by video surveillance cameras. Camden County’s VBM drop boxes can be found at the following locations: Audubon Municipal Building 606 West Nicholson Road Chesilhurst Municipal Building 201 Grant Ave., Waterford Works Camden Administration Building 600 Market Street (Former... Read more →


GreatSchools.org Releases New Data for Gloucester High School

Gloucestercitynews.net files (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Sept. 28, 2020)--Greatschools.org has changed how they measure school success and this may have changed your school’s rating. The organization released the following information. In an effort to give parents a more complete picture of school quality, we recently made some changes. Our Equity Rating is now calculated with more kinds of information. Now we include data on college readiness (like graduation rates) and how much students learn each year (also known as student growth). We believe this makes the Equity Rating a better reflection of how well a school is serving its most disadvantaged students. We... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (09/28/2020)-- Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following students who qualified for the Spring 2020 Dean's list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements. After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than "C", qualify for the Dean's List. Victoria Adamucci of Swedesboro (08085) Dominique Adornetto of Medford (08055) Kaitlyn Allison of Gloucester City (08030) Karen Alvarez - Sanchez of Atlantic City (08401) Emma Boeninghaus of Shamong (08088) Scott Bonerbo of Sewell (08080) Lucy Bowman of Mays Landing (08330) Alexis Candelora of... Read more →


Viking Yacht Company Employee Charged with Stealing Company Information

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan announced that a Bordentown City man has been charged with stealing proprietary intellectual property while he was employed by a luxury boat manufacturer in Bass River Township. Cameron O’Connell, 27, of the 100 block of Prince Street, was charged with Computer Crime (Second Degree), and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). The weapons charges are unrelated to the computer crime, and were filed after two handguns were found during the execution of a search warrant by New Jersey State Police on September 22... Read more →


Judge Barrett's Catholic Faith Trashed By Media And Activists

By Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor (September 28, 2020)--Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who is trashing Amy Coney Barrett's Catholicism: Judge Amy Coney Barrett As I predicted last week, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would be spared another round of anti-Catholic commentary by senate Democrats. From what was said over the weekend, my assessment was correct. Indeed, Rep. Nancy Pelosi affirmed that it "doesn't matter what her faith is." Sen. Dick Durbin, who made anti-Catholic remarks when Barrett was being considered for an appellate post in 2017, said this time around, "I'm going to be extremely careful." It... Read more →


NJ American Water Announces $950,000 in NRTC Funding for Asbury Park and Camden City

CAMDEN, N.J. – September 28, 2020 New Jersey American Water today announced the awarding of $950,000 in Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) funding to Interfaith Neighbors of Asbury Park and The Cooper Health System of Camden. The funding will be used for projects aimed at improving housing and economic development opportunities in both cities. “For the past decade, New Jersey American Water has seized the opportunity to use the state’s generous NRTC program to provide funding to transformational projects in the communities we serve,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water. “This year, we are proud to support Interfaith... Read more →


Let us throw light on the different aspects of an excellent digital directory 

(September 29, 2020)--There is massive competition in the corporate world to stay ahead. It is something that necessitates you to be on your toes all the time. You will have to update your plans and your system to keep pace with the external world. It will help you to fetch more and more clients. For this, you will have to get the best information about the leading technology around the world. As it is a technology-driven world, it is essential to keep the technical aspect into focus. For this, you can look at the digital directory system, which is in use... Read more →


The US and NJ Reach Settlement for Cleanup at the Hercules, Superfund Site, Gibbstown

Hercules LLC agrees to perform the design and construction of the selected remedy and pay past and future response costs in a consent decree. image courtesy of NJ.com New York — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of New Jersey today announced the lodging of a consent decree with Hercules LLC to perform the cleanup design and conduct the cleanup selected by EPA for the Hercules, Inc. (Gibbstown Plant) Superfund Site in Gibbstown, New Jersey. “This important agreement ensures that the responsible party will perform the work needed to address contamination at the Gibbstown Plant,” said EPA Regional Administrator... Read more →


NJBIA Concerned About Borrowing for 2021 State Budget

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association told the Select Commission on Emergency COVID-19 Borrowing today that New Jersey’s fiscal shortfall does not amount to the need for $4.5 billion in borrowing proposed in the FY2021 State Budget. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Christopher Emigholz urged the commission in written and oral testimony to limit the borrow to only what is truly necessary, as to not add to the state’s massive indebtedness. He also advocated for following the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that allowed for borrowing without voter approval during the coronavirus pandemic but only for the shortfall caused... Read more →


OH! Hara's Slowly Dying One Brick at a Time

Boarded up OH! Hara's Pub, 22 N. King Street, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 28, 2020)Riding along King Street recently we noticed the former OH! Hara's restaurant/bar boarded up. A closer look revealed a window was recently broken on the Bergen Steet side of the building. Also on that side, at the top of the property, the door that leads to the fire escape was opened. We saw no one. At the top of the building the door leading to the fire escape stands open. Whenever it is windy it swings back... Read more →


NJ News Commons....ELECTION: JUDGE HALTS USPS ATTEMPT OVER MAILBOXES

A judge has issued an order that stops the Trump administration's Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, from changing the operations of the United States Postal Service (USPS) before the election — including dismantling machines and removing mailboxes. "We will have a free and fair election," state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal tweeted yesterday. (NorthJersey) FIREFIGHTERS SUE OVER 'BLATANT DISREGARD' FOR HEATH The Atlantic City firefighters union has filed a lawsuit against the city and state, alleging an "ineffective approach" that allowed firefighters who were exposed to the coronavirus return to work after a negative COVID-19 test. The policy didn't follow the Centers for... Read more →


Officer Down: Sergeant Ethan Kaskin Killed in Traffic Accident

Sergeant Ethan Kaskin Anderson Police Department South Carolina End of Watch Friday, September 25, 2020 ANDERSON, SC--Sergeant Ethan Kaskin, age 59, was killed when his department vehicle was struck head-on on the Highway 24 bridge, near Wham Road in Anderson County, at 6:30 am. An oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck his vehicle head-on, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Sergeant Kaskin had served with the Anderson Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the Investigations Unit. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews... Read more →


WE HEARD YOU! WHAT ARE THEY BUILDING? MOTHER NATURE, SPLENDERDIFEROUS

(CNBNews photo)-Gloucester City Police issued a ticket to the owner of the car above. The sign reads no parking Monday between 9:30 AM and 11 AM. Several weeks ago CNBNews took a picture of the same car parked at the same location, also on Monday. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews YOUR COMPLAINTS WERE HEARD!—Several people submitted JEERS for our September Cheers and Jeers column complaining about the City of Gloucester not enforcing the no parking ordinances on days the street sweeper is operating in their neighborhood. It was pointed out in that Jeer in 2007 when we first wrote about... Read more →


Points to consider when shopping for bathroom sink bowls

(September 28, 2020)--You would want to have freedom and flexibility with choosing the right elements for your bathroom. Whether you go for a small or large scale upgrade, you may start with the sink area. Buying a sink can be the most exciting and overwhelming decision at the same time. You get so many varieties, starting from wall mounted to pedestal to undermount and top mount. The chances are you must have tried and tested most of them because they form a common sight in a lot of American homes. But you may be looking for a different option this time.... Read more →


How Much is a Scar Worth in a Lawsuit?

(September 28, 2020)--According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), each year, more than 100 million people develop scars, and 70 percent of all scars occur in children. Scars can cause considerable problems, and each year they are the cause of 25 million operations after a trauma. Scars are also the reason for 55 million elective operations each year. Scars can not only cause unpleasant symptoms. They can also be distressing and disfiguring. They can also lead to psychological issues and be disabling. After you have been injured, you may be able to seek additional compensation in... Read more →


NRA Pleased with Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Saturday, September 26, 2020 The National Rifle Association (NRA) fully supports President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate should act swiftly to confirm her. Judge Barrett's record demonstrates a steadfast commitment to the fundamental rights enshrined in our Constitution. With this nomination, President Trump continues his record of nominating qualified, fair-minded federal judges who respect the Bill of Rights - including the Second Amendment - to our nation's highest court. ​ Read more →


Create a Warm & Welcoming Ambiance with Kids Posters and Baby’s Room Décor Tips from Experts

(September 28, 2020)--Welcoming your newly born baby to his home is an exciting and a never-before experience for the new parents. Decorating your baby’s room could be an ecstatic and euphoric experience for the parents-to-be. You must be busy with preparations for the sweet arrival of your newborn. You wish to make sure that everything is perfect for your baby’s room. You have the liberty to decorate your little one’s room the way you wish to and remember to focus on getting creative and see the amazing ideas roll. If you are not inherently creative or slightly confused thanks to the... Read more →


ONE WAY TO RECOGNIZE A SUCCESSFUL HIGH SCHOOL

Research shows that high schools that successfully support at-risk students are more effective for all their students. by: GreatSchools Staff All parents want a great education for their kids, but what makes a great high school? We follow the research, survey educators, and analyze the data to help you figure it out. This video on the proven difference that supporting at-risk students makes is one in a series of eight videos on best practices that all high schools should implement (or at least consider implementing) for the well-being and success of all students. Check out the other videos in this series:... Read more →


Haig Injaian of Gloucester City; Owned Oriental Rug Business, Proud Army Veteran

Haig H. Injaian, Jr. Gloucester City, NJ- Haig H. Injaian, Jr., age 87 years, passed away on September 23, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Baglivo). Devoted father of Lisa Connor and Tina Urgo (Don). Loving grandfather of Don Urgo, Jr. (Rebecca), Dane Urgo, Alyssa Connor, Darren Connor, and Brendan Connor. Dear brother of Marge Gureghian (Roupen) and the late John Injaian. Prior to retirement, Mr. Injaian was the owner of H. Injaian & Sons in Philadelphia, PA where he repaired and appraised oriental rugs. Haig was a proud United States Army Veteran where he served as a supply... Read more →


Top Alternatives to a Night Out at College

(September 28, 2020)--The stereotypical college social life might be focused on clubbing and nights out. However, not every teenager enjoys partying until dawn every day. If you are worried about the college experience or are simply looking to have a break from non-stop dancing, here is a list of some of the top alternatives to drinking at college. Digital Casinos and Betting If you are not keen on heading out on the town every night, and yet still want to enjoy a similar experience, you should consider the benefits of digital casinos. While giving you the same opportunity to gamble as... Read more →


Gloucester Township Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Traffic Accident

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 9:00 PM officers responded to the Cherrywood Apartments, 1200 Little Gloucester Rd. for a reported pedestrian motor vehicle crash. Arriving officers found the victim, in the middle of a back driveway. The victim had obvious serious injuries to her lower extremities. As officers began to treat the victim, they observed both the victim's legs had sustained compound fractures, between the knee and ankle. Officers applied tourniquets to both legs, and attempted to stabilize the victim. The victim was transported to Cooper Trauma Center by Paramedics. The driver of the striking vehicle remained on... Read more →


Bethel Sult of Mount Laurel Named to Dean's List at Biola University

LA MIRADA, CA (09/28/2020)-- Bethel Sult was named to Biola University's Dean's List for academic excellence. Sult from Mount Laurel, NJ was one of approximately 1,500 students who were named to the dean's list in spring 2020. Biola students are placed on the dean's list to honor those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credits and whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.2. "Inclusion in Biola University's Dean's List is reserved for students who demonstrate exceptional performance in their academic studies. This honor signifies hard work, engagement, and investment in scholarship," said Tamara Anderson,... Read more →


Barbara B. Aupperle (nee Atkins) of Runnemede

Barbara B. Aupperle (nee Atkins), on September 26, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Aupperle. Devoted mother of Barbara Jo Pippin (the late Milton) and Joe Aupperle (Dianne). Loving Mom-Mom of Buddy, Barbara Lynn (David), Darren, and Emma and great Mom-Mom of Trevor, Gunner, Damien, Colt, and Cora. Dear sister of Sandy Sheleski and the late Carol Grimes. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Barbara was a member of the Audubon High School Class of 1950, where she was awarded Best Female Athlete. She also served on the Reunion Committee. She retired from... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Arrest Philadelphia Man for Striking Officer with his Car Door

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On September 26, 2020 at approximately 12:43 am, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Williamstown Road in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township. While speaking with the driver, Officers suspected that he was in possession of narcotics or under the influence of narcotics while driving. The driver, later identified as Oliver Lee, age 20, refused to cooperate with the Officers directions and refused to exit his vehicle. As Officers attempted to escort him from the vehicle, Mr. Lee placed the vehicle in drive and drove away, striking an Officer with the car door and running over his foot... Read more →


John Francis Barton, of Fairview; Past Provident Bank Employee, Marine Corp Vet

Fairview – On September 23, 2020. Age 78. Predeceased by his parents, John Pershing Barton and Cecelia Mary Barton (nee Zebrowski), as well as his sister, Bernadette Mary Barton. Survived by his brother, Robert Barton and his wife, Linda as well as many loving cousins who cared for him over the years. John attended Camden Catholic High School and proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked many years in the banking industry at Provident National Bank in Philadelphia. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM at St. Josephine... Read more →


EPA Water Treatment Facility Coming to Gloucester City; Cost $7.8 Million

EPA Water Treatment Facility to clean radiologically impacted soil will be built in North Gloucester City on the old Gloucester Terminal employees parking lot, King Street between Essex and Warren Streets. The estimated completion day is late 2021; the cost is $7.8 million. (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY—As part of the continual cleanup of the Welsbach Facility, formerly located at King and Essex Streets, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed a permit equivalency application to divert water from 16 excavations utilizing sumps and trenches with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Agency (DEP).... Read more →


Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court: What a brave, wonderful Supreme Court pick by President Trump! President Trump has once again stood up for the U.S. Constitution with his nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett has a demonstrated record of applying the rule of law rather than legislating from the bench. Her record shows that she will not only respect but apply the U.S. Constitution as written and intended by our Founding... Read more →


Do You Think You Could Paint Your Migrane?

Can you paint your migraine? As migraine surgery becomes more popular, plastic surgeons ask patients to paint their pain 24-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT, by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott favorite_border Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Migraine patients whose pain sketches show more “typical” patterns (top) have better responses to migraine trigger site surgery. Newswise — September 24, 2020 – “Can you draw me a picture of your headache?” may sound like an unusual question – but drawings of headache pain provide plastic surgeons with valuable information on which patients are more or less likely to benefit from surgery to alleviate migraine headaches. Patients... Read more →


NJ Governor's Gun Tax Falls Flat--Again

TRENTON, NJ--New Jersey gun owners received a bit of good news recently when the Legislature sent the budget to Gov. Phil Murphy, and it did not contain the revenues from massive hikes the executive had earlier proposed on firearm permitting fees. Murphy had unsuccessfully proposed these Draconian fees before. Unrelenting, his 2020 budget proposal would have resulted in pistol purchase permit fees increasing from $2 to $48 and Firearms Identification card fees increasing from $5 to $98. It’s even more offensive considering the vast majority of states don’t even require these bureaucratic and costly hoops in the first place. This amounts... Read more →


Sleeping Less Than Six Hours May Increase Risk of Dementia

Newswise — Middle-aged adults who report symptoms of insomnia and are sleeping less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cognitive impairment, according to a study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The results may help health care professionals understand which patients who report insomnia are at increased risk for developing dementia. Insomnia is characterized by reports of difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep or waking up too early and not being able to get back to sleep. When these symptoms occur at least 3 nights a week and for at least 3 months, it is... Read more →


Rutgers' President Outlines Vision in University Senate Address (Video)

President Jonathan Holloway Guiding values focus on creating a culture of community, excellence and clarity In his first address to the University Senate, President Jonathan Holloway pledged to follow three guiding values as he steers decision-making at Rutgers during a challenging time: The ideal of a beloved community, the relentless pursuit of academic excellence and the need for a clear institutional strategy. “It is important that I share these propositions with you now because they will inform decisions that we will make in the coming years,” Holloway, who began his presidency on July 1, told Senate representatives of faculty, students, staff,... Read more →


Maryland Anglers Enjoyed First Week of Fall

By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources Young Fhinn Zeender-Lawrence joined family for fishing in the upper Choptank River, and shows off a 20-pound carp he caught before releasing it. Photo by Nathan Zeender Welcome to the first week of fall! The cooler transitional days ahead are a delight for anyone who loves the outdoors. The leaves are beginning to show a hint of color in the western region of the state, so make sure to get outside and enjoy this special time of the year. Forecast Summary: Sept. 23 – 29: The upcoming week will bring cooler days, moderate... Read more →


FBI Alert: Foreign Actors/Cybercriminals to Spread 2020 Disinformation Election Results

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are issuing this announcement to raise awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to spread disinformation regarding the results of the 2020 elections. Foreign actors and cybercriminals could create new websites, change existing websites, and create or share corresponding social media content to spread false information in an attempt to discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions. State and local officials typically require several days to weeks to certify elections’ final results in order to ensure every legally cast vote is accurately... Read more →


What are the reopening rules for bars and restaurants in New Jersey?

What precautions or policies must they take? Eating Out; Stay Safe Last Updated: 09/21/2020 Food or beverage establishments may open, including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and food courts, as well as all holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges. Establishments must follow appropriate mitigation requirements detailed in the Department of Health's Protocols for Outdoor Dining, Executive Order No. 157, Executive Order No. 183, and the Department of Health's Health and Safety Standards for Indoor Dining, which are summarized below. Restaurant operating hours are not limited by any State order. What to Expect at Outdoor Restaurants and Bars The following summarizes... Read more →


FBI'S OPERATION DisrupTor

A JCODE operation in Los Angeles in February 2020 uncovered a large cache of drugs, weapons, cash, gold, and cryptocurrency as part of Operation DisrupTor. Transcript / Visit Video Source The storage shed by the modest yellow stucco house in Sunland, California, was tidy and organized. Mailing supplies, tape, and materials were stacked or sorted into labeled bins, and a large box held packages that were addressed and ready to be dropped at the post office. It looked like a run-of-the-mill mail-order business. Until the search went further into the space. There, agents from the FBI, United States Postal Inspection Service... Read more →