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November 14, 2020

Alice Costello School Closed Until Nov.30 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

BROOKLAWN NJ (Nov. 14, 2020)--Dr. Samuel Rosetti, Superintendent/Principal, announced on Thursday that the school was being shut down due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Remote learning began on Friday, Nov. 13. The district hopes to re-open on Nov. 30 Rosetti sent the following information to parents of the students. Brooklawn Family, I regret to inform you that, as a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases statewide, as well as increased community spread, Alice Costello Elementary School will be moving to remote learning for a minimum of the next two weeks, beginning tomorrow (Friday, November 13, 2020). Our target date to re-enter the building is Monday, November 30, 2020, however, this is subject to change. In the next two weeks, we will continue to monitor... Read more →


Overturned Vessel in Raritan Bay, N.J.

NEW YORK (Nov. 14, 2020)--— The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of an overturned vessel and a person in the water in Raritan Bay, N.J., Saturday. Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders received a call on VHF radio at approximately 10 a.m., from a good Samaritan reporting an overturned 21-foot vessel with one person in the water in Raritan Bay. The good Samaritan was able to recover the unresponsive person from the water and begin CPR. Coast Guard boat crews from Station Sandy Hook and Station New York were dispatched to the scene. New Jersey State Marine Police, New York City Fire Department Marine, and New York City Police Department Aviation also responded. A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook 29-foot Response... Read more →


Unified Command for oil incident along Delaware, Maryland Beaches suspends cleanup operations

PHILADELPHIA - The Unified Command comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control suspended operations along the shores of Delaware after cleaning the remaining beaches impacted by tar balls, Friday. Cleanup crews are prepared to respond to any further oiling, and shoreline monitoring will still take place. The public is asked to report any sizeable sightings of oil or oily debris, or oiled wildlife, to DNREC’s toll-free environmental hotline, 800-662-8802. The month-long, multi-agency response to oil patties began on October 19, 2020, after reports of oil patties impacting the Delaware Shoreline from Fowler Beach, and downward along the Delaware Bay coast to the state’s Atlantic Ocean beaches from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island and to the Assateague Island... Read more →


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Kokos, Marks, Ryback and Schooley Named Rowan Baseball Team Captains for 2020-21

GLASSBORO, NJ - Seniors Alex Kokos, Jared Marks, Drew Ryback and Nick Schooley have been named captains for the 2020-21 Rowan baseball team, as announced by head coach Mike Dickson. “We hold our captains to the highest standards. They understand the importance of accountability, grittiness, reliability, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. They are the first ones to identify what team standards are and the last ones to break them. These four student-athletes are great representatives of the University, the Athletic Department and our program,” said Dickson, who has guided the Profs for six seasons. Kokos (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley), a two-time All-NJAC selection, is serving as a Profs’ captain for the third time. The second baseman batted .308 in the six games of the shortened... Read more →


Kenneth Miller, of Voorhees Township, age 75

On November 4, 2020. Age 75. Of Voorhees Township. Loving son of the late George and Annie Miller. Survived by his loving caregivers at Abigail House Nursing and Rehab and Quality Management Associates. Catholic Graveside Services will be Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1 pm at Land of Canaan Cemetery: 678 South Fairview Road, Elk Township, NJ 08028. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Kenneth Miller. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Election Day Problems in Newark Included Delayed Openings, Confusion Chased Potential Voters Away

“This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy.” GENESIS OBANDO | NOVEMBER 13, 2020 | NJ DECIDES 2020 Similar delays, glitches with in-person voting elsewhere in New Jersey Credit: New Jersey National Lawyers Guild Nov. 3, 2020: There was a lack of signage guiding voters to the polling site at the Boylan Street Recreation Center in Newark on Election Day. Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. By noon on Election Day, New Jersey’s largest city... Read more →


Officer Down: Sergeant Sean Rios Shot and Killed by a Suspect During a Shootout

Sergeant Sean Rios Houston Police Department, Texas End of Watch Monday, November 9, 2020 HOUSTON, TEXAS--Sergeant Sean Rios was shot and killed in the 7700 block of North Freeway at about 1:30 pm while en route to start his shift at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. He encountered two vehicles and an armed man on the roadway and became engaged in a shootout with the subject. Sergeant Rios was fatally wounded in the shootout. The subjects in both vehicles fled the scene. The man suspected of shooting Sergeant Rios was arrested the following day. The second subject remains at large. Sergeant Rios had served with the Houston Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to the Airport Division. He is survived by four children, parents,... Read more →


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces Additional November Events and Specials

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Expands Evening Outdoor Beverage Service Atlantic City, N.J. (Nov. 14, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City adjusts to new state mandates with an expansion of outdoor beverage service. Additionally, the property announces November events, promotions and hotel offers. Food & Beverage Operations Expanded Outdoor Beverage Service- Hard Rock Atlantic City will now offer an outdoor beverage service option at Balcony Bar Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., weather permitting. Hard Rock Atlantic City will continue to safely offer indoor dining at a mandated limited 25% capacity until 10 p.m. at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, Fresh Harvest All-You-Can-Eat, YOUYU Noodle Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, Il Mulino, Flavor Tour, White House Subs,... Read more →


Head Injury Risk for Soccer Players could be reduced with Simple Adjustments to the Ball (video)

The average soccer player heads the ball 12 times in a game, and each header carries up to 100g acceleration, enough to cause serious brain damage. A Purdue study led by Prof. Eric Nauman quantifies how inflating balls to lower pressures, and subbing them out when they get wet, has the potential to reduce head injuries by about 20%. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce risk of injury, a new study recommends preventing how hard a ball hits the head by inflating balls to lower pressures and subbing them out when they get wet. The study, conducted by Purdue University engineers, found... Read more →


Latest Studies Show Exercise Classes Reduce Loneliness, Social Isolation in Seniors

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Nov. 12, 2020) -- Older adults who joined group exercise classes experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes have continued virtually since March, and early results suggest the online versions are also effective. Seniors face increased risk for developing serious health issues or even death if they lack social connections or feel alone. Loneliness is connected to higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicide. Experts say social isolation can have the same impact on an older person's health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Both loneliness and social isolation are widespread issues in the U.S., where more than a third of adults 45 and older feel lonely and nearly... Read more →


*Gloucester Township Police Food Drive

THANK YOU to those who have donated to our Gloucester Township Police Thanksgiving Food Drive! The food pictured is only a small portion of our donations so far ! There is still time plenty of time to donate to our 2020 GTPD Food Drive! We are accepting canned food and non-perishable items between now and November 21st. Our food drive drop box is located at our GTPD Headquarters Watch Desk located at 1261 Chews Landing Road, Gloucester Township, NJ 08021. Thank you! Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 TEXT-A-TIP - Text TIP GLOTWPPD followed by your message, to 888777 Submit an anonymous web tip Read more →


NJ American Water Hosting Virtual Information Session

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (November 13, 2020) – New Jersey American Water is hosting a virtual information session for customers about its payment assistance programs on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gloucestercitynews.net files Representatives from New Jersey American Water and the company’s H2O Help to Others program administrator, New Jersey Shares, will provide information about payment arrangements and budget billing, and H2O Program eligibility requirements and benefits. A demonstration of the application process will also be shown, as well as answers to commonly asked questions. Participants will also be able to ask questions live during the event. “We are thrilled to offer this live information session to help our customers navigate our different assistance programs,” said Denise Venuti Free, Director of... Read more →


Doris J. Price of Haddonfield, formerly of Runnemede

Doris J. Price (nee Yonker), age 92 of Haddonfield, formerly of Runnemede, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2020 at Samaritan Center in Voorhees. Doris was born and raised in East Camden, NJ and predeceased by her husband Joseph; Loving mother to Carol Froba (the late Jim), Janet Carmack (Larry), Michael Price (Kathleen), Paul Price (the late Anita), Eileen Essi and Helen Goodwin (Bruce); Beloved grandmother "Granny" to Christopher Froba (Jessica), Sean Carmack (Valerie), Elizabeth Froba (Chris), Kate Carmack (Jesse), Christina Price, Joanna Price (Mike), Keara Price, Samantha Goodwin, Reilly Goodwin and the late Ryan Price; Cherished great grandmother to Billy, Addison, Jack, Kieran, Mia, Rylan, Eliana and Mikaela; Dear sister to Ethelyn and the late Bette. Doris worked for over 30 years at the... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Wegmans Beef Culinary Stock Recalled

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for beef stock products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the affected product is no longer available for consumers to purchase. The beef stock item was imported on or around November 5, 2020. The following product is subject to the public health alert: [View Labels (PDF only)] 32-oz. cartons containing “Wegmans Beef Culinary Stock NO SALT ADDED” with UPC 7789045652 and codes 25MAR2022 and 26MAR2022 on the label. The product subject to the public health alert bears the Canadian mark of inspection for “882.” This item was shipped... Read more →


Biden Focuses on Many, Many Gun Control Items

Including Prohibitory Ambitions on “Gun Parts” Ever since he clinched the Democrat presidential nomination, we have been warning America’s gun owners that Joe Biden is no “moderate” when it comes to gun control. Simply scrolling through the extensive gun control agenda published on his official campaign website should make that point abundantly clear. It is a wish-list for (and likely compiled by) America’s most ambitious firearm prohibition advocates. Biden’s gun control plans are so voluminous and detailed that they encompass not just guns themselves but each of their individual parts. In fact, if Biden has his way, the sale of gun parts over the Internet would be banned entirely. If that sounds far-fetched, here is a direct quote from the so-called “BIDEN PLAN TO END... Read more →


Elizabeth "Betty" Batten Ocean View, formerly of Gloucester City; GCHS and CCC Alumnus

On November 11, 2020; age 74 years. Devoted mother of Danny O'Brien, Jr., David (Diane) O'Brien, and Bernadette (Bill) Yingling; Loving grandmother of Kyle, Sonja, and Cecelia. Gloucestercitynews.net files Prior to her retirement, Betty was employed as a supervisor of Food Services for Gloucester City Public Schools. Also, she was a proud alumna of Gloucester Catholic High School and Camden County College. The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to Drs. Tiffany Pompa and David S. Cho and all the loving nurses and staff of Cape May. Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Funeral on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home, 6600 N. Browning Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated... Read more →


More COVID-19 Cases Identified in Gloucester City School District, 200 Employees Exposed

UPDATE/November 14,2020 Supt. Vespe Editor's Note: Superintendent Vespe sent a second notice, dated November 13, to parents regarding the athletic programs. Vespe said, "With sincere sadness for our entire Lion Community, coaches, parents, and players we now have been informed that an individual who came in contact with one of our district athletic teams has tested positive. Excerpts of the second letter is below. **** GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ—(November 14, 2020) Dr. Dennis Vespe, superintendent of the Gloucester City School District, announced on Friday, November 13, that individual (s) in the Cold Springs School and in the Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. The district recently transition back to remote instructions due to seven people getting the virus which resulted in 200 people being exposed.... Read more →