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November 15, 2020

Jose Agron, 26, of Camden City, Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Heroin, 14 Others Plead Guilty Earlier

(Novembeer 12, 2020)CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A member of a Camden City drug-trafficking organization today admitted conspiring to distribute heroin, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jose Agron, 26, of Camden, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin. Fourteen other members of the drug-trafficking conspiracy based in the 500 block of Pine Street in Camden – Ronnie Lopez, Nelson Salcedo, Carlos Perez, Paul Salcedo, Waldemar Garcia, William Carrillo, Elisa Rivera, Ramon Velez, David Velez, Naeem Sadler, Jasmin Velez, Jameel Byng, Kaliel Johnson, and Meylin Troncoso – previously have pleaded guilty in this case. The charges against three other... Read more →


Wallington MVC Vehicle Center Closed till Nov. 25

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced that, effective immediately, the Wallington Vehicle Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The Wallington Vehicle Center will reopen Wednesday, November 25. The employee who tested positive was last in the Wallington Center on Tuesday, November 10. Four other MVC Centers remain closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location, and will reopen on the following dates: Runnemede Vehicle Center – reopens Thursday, November 19 Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center – reopens Friday, November 20 Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center – reopens Friday, November 20 Bayonne Licensing Center – reopens Wednesday, November 25 Upon closure due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, MVC Centers are cleaned and remain closed until... Read more →


HENRY KEEP III OF VOORHEES TOWNSHIP

Voorhees Township - On November 12, 2020. Age 72. Service 3 pm Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Land of Canaan Cemetery: 678 South Fairview Road, Elk Township, NJ. Funeral Arrangements: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 www.mccannhealey.com Read more →


12 Helpful Hints For Building Your Company

(NAPSI)—Now is an excellent time to start or grow a business. While this may seem surprising, there are several reasons and very simple ways to go about it. For one thing, consumer needs and desires are increasing—and so are their savings accounts. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the personal savings rate is at an historic 33 percent. Once the country opens up, people will want to buy products and services they’ve been missing. Entrepreneurs can meet that need, suggests Nicole Rodrigues, founder and CEO of NRPR Group, an award-winning, exclusive public relations and marketing machine serving game changers and disruptors around the world. She suggests 12 ways to start and build a company: How to Entrepreneur 1.Conduct market research. This will tell... Read more →


Congressman Norcross, Pocan Announce Labor Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) are announcing the creation of the Labor Caucus, intended to advance the needs of the labor movement, combat the issues facing working families and connect legislators directly with unions and union leaders. The new caucus will be organized by union members of Congress — Representatives Norcross and Pocan are both decades-long union members in the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, respectively. “Labor has shaped my life, taking me from the construction site to Congress,” said Congressman Norcross. “While the Trump Administration has tried to diminish labor rights, President-Elect Joe Biden’s incoming Administration understands the dignity of work and that workers’ rights are human rights. Every American worker... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins Reflects on the Challenges Faced Over the Past Year:

Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (Nov. 15, 2020)--As I reflect on my 1 year anniversary as the Chief of Police of the Gloucester Township Police Department (October 30, 2019), I feel a great amount of pride in how together we have stepped up to the challenges of the last year. I think it is safe to say that no one could have predicted that we would be reacting to a global pandemic, a shutdown of our economy and schools, and the sudden civil unrest that our country has witnessed. This occurred in addition to the “normal” incidents and dangers that we typically handle on a daily basis. We have certainly had our challenges. I am very proud to serve with the... Read more →


African Leadership Magazine Names Top 100 Most Influential African American Leaders

Honorees to be decorated and celebrated on Dec. 4 during the Virtual International Forum on African Leadership LONDON, November 10, 2020 (Newswire.com) - The U.K.-based African Leadership Magazine, a global leader in the African achievement and excellence niche, has announced its top 100 most influential African American Leaders 2020. Former U.S. President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, Ben Carson, and Condoleezza Rice are among a group of leaders who bagged the ICON award. 2015 ALM honoree Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) received a posthumous award in the 2020 edition. Celebrities Tyler Perry, Lebron James, and Steve Harvey made the list, which also included Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, and rising star Judge Carlos Moore. The full list can be found here. The 2020... Read more →


Hirsh Singh Scorches NJDSC's Currie for Supporting Election Fraud

Hirsh Singh "The Democrat Party is the party of the Ku Klux Klan" ~Hirsh Singh LINWOOD, NJ — The New Jersey Democratic State Committee and its Chairman John Currie want me to declare Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the President-elect and Vice President-elect respectively. I have some news for them. The counting process is a brazen attempt to steal the election from our President Donald Trump who was leading in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on election night. The numbers indicated that there was no way to catch him and we heard an announcement that counting had ceased in these states all at the same time. The next morning, to the utter disbelief of Americans, the numbers had been... Read more →


CNB Business: Cindy Jacques Named to Board of LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware 

NEPTUNE, N.J., November 13, 2020 — United Methodist Communities (UMC), a New Jersey based senior living and care organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Jacques, vice president of housing and community initiatives, to a three-year term on the board of LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware. LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware is the statewide association of not-for-profit senior care organizations and is dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey and Delaware through advocacy, education, and fellowship. As the board liaison to the association’s Housing Managers Roundtable, Cindy will support their goals to advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables, and empowers people to live fully as they age. “I have always had high regard for LeadingAge and I... Read more →


Lower Township MUA Hydrant Flushing November 16th through November 20th

The Lower Township M.U.A will be performing the Semi -Annual cleaning / flushing of the Water Distribution System. The cleaning / flushing will begin on Monday, November 16th, 2020 and continue 24 hours a day until Friday, November 20th, 2020. You may experience a temporary discoloration of the water during cleaning / flushing. Residents in the area being flushed may experience a temporary discoloration in their water while flushing is in progress. We encourage you to check the water for discoloration prior to doing laundry. You may wish to draw a large bottle of water for cooking and drinking prior to the flushing date. If you experience low pressure after the cleaning / flushing please check your faucet screens for trapped particles. If you have... Read more →


Meadville Man indicted on Child Sexual Offenses

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Meadville, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of violating federal laws relating to the sexual exploitation of children, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The three-count Indictment named Nathan L. Troup, 40, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment presented to the court, Troup attempted to induce, entice and persuade an undercover investigator posing as a fifteen year old male to engage in illegal sexual activity and then traveled to Ohio for the purpose of meeting the purported fifteen year old for illegal sexual activity. Troup also sent pictures of his exposed penis to the undercover investigator posing as a fifteen year old. The law provides for a... Read more →


Marie Rose Fitzpatrick, of Gloucester City; Cooper Hospital Nurse, Longtime Parishioner of St. Marys

Marie Rose Fitzpatrick Gloucester City - On November 10, 2020. Age 83. Surrounded by her loving family, Marie went home to Our Lord. Born in West Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Emily (Robinson) Cooper. Loving mother of Karen Fitzpatrick (Sharon), Mary Elliott (Joe), Anne Harter (Gary) and Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Cherished grandmother of Sean Saunders (Kristie), David Saunders (Bianca), Ian Harter, Adele Robinson; great grandmother of Harper, Morgan and Olive; sister of, Catherine Litle, Jeanne Bowersox, Carol Miller; sister-in-law of Anna Cooper. Marie was predeceased by her husband Gerald “Jerry” Fitzpatrick, grandsons, Colin Fitzpatrick and Ryan Harter, her brother, James Cooper and sisters, Patricia Snyder, Dolores Sharpe and Barbara Surdak. Marie was a graduate of West Catholic High School in... Read more →


Gloucester Township and Energy Advisor BlueSky Power to Kick Off New 822kW Solar Project at Triton HS

Gloucester Township, NJ - November 12, 2020 – Gloucester Township and energy advisor BlueSky Power are proud to announce a ribbon cutting event to be held Monday, November 16th at 12:30 pm (Rain Date: November 30th), to officially kick off the commissioning of a new 822kW solar project at Triton High School. The new solar installation at Triton High School is part of a larger solar initiative across the Black Horse Pike Regional School District (BHPRSD), which has already seen the completion of 1.5MW of solar at both Triton and Timber Creek High School. This project increases the BHPSRD solar energy total to 2,742,000 kWh, saving the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs and eliminating over 29,000 metric tons of harmful... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Joined With Other Groups to Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 15, 2020)-- – On Thursday, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined American Training Center, Cooper University Health Care and New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials virtually to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and the induction of the first Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Apprenticeship class in South Jersey. “A registered apprenticeship program laid the foundation for me to go from construction work to Congress,” said Congressman Norcross, the only electrician in Congress. “American Training Center’s innovative programs provide students and workers the ability to pursue apprenticeship opportunities right here in South Jersey. These opportunities, including the new Medical Assistant Apprenticeship in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, train New Jersey’s highly-skilled workforce, connect local workers with stable, good-paying jobs and accelerate... Read more →