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November 20, 2020

Raphael B. “Rae” Ross, of Audubon

Raphael B. “Rae” Ross (nee DiGiacomo) age 86 of Audubon, passed away in the company of her loving sister and friend in Marlton on Thursday November 19, 2020. Rae was born in Camden and had been a lifelong Audubon Resident. She graduated from St. Rose of Lima Parochial School, Haddon Heights in 1949 and from Camden Catholic High School in 1953. Following graduation, Rae went to work for her dad in the food distribution center known as “Old Dock Street” and moved on, shortly after to the Franklin Institute where she worked for 12 years. Rae was a “Jersey Girl” as well as a gifted and talented artist. After a few years of miscellaneous jobs, she spent 15 years working in graphic arts. Mrs. Ross... Read more →


MVC Centers in Wayne and Lodi Closed

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced that the Wayne and Lodi Licensing Centers are closed, due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. The Wayne Licensing Center will be closed until Friday, November 27. The employee who tested positive was last in the Wayne Center on Thursday, November 12. The Lodi Licensing Center will be closed until Thursday, December 3. The employee who tested positive was last in the Lodi Center on Tuesday, November 17. In addition to Wayne and Lodi, seven other MVC Centers remain closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location, and will reopen on the following dates: Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center – reopens Monday, November 23 Rahway Licensing Center –... Read more →


Camden City Man Charged in Connection with Double Shooting Inside Wheels of Soul

Camden City, N.J. – A Camden City man has been arrested and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of two men inside a motorcycle clubhouse in September, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. Loring Lindsey, 40, of Camden, was located inside a home on the 1900 block of Pierce St. in Camden on Nov. 20. Lindsey is charged with two counts of first-degree Murder, one count of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of second-degree Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon. Police responded to the Wheels of Soul Clubhouse on the 800 block of Princess Ave. on Sept.... Read more →


Hamdan bin Mohammed and 20,000 Cyclists Taking Part in First Dubai Ride

DUBAI, November 20, 2020: An exhilarating atmosphere of positivity and excitement surged through Dubai this morning as a section of the city’s main artery, the Sheikh Zayed Road, transformed into a 14km cycling track for the very first time as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020. More than 20,000 cyclists participated in the inaugural Dubai Ride 2020, marking a new milestone in their fitness journey. Spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the event saw cyclists hitting the roads as early as 5:00 am, embarking on two breathtaking routes in the heart of the city - a 14km loop on Sheikh Zayed Road and a 4km family route around... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police's FUGITIVE FRIDAY

Talisha Cooper, age 47, last known address E. Walnut Avenue Vineland, New Jersey. She has a criminal warrant for shoplifting from Tractor Supply on Cross Keys Road in Gloucester Township. If you know the location of Ms. Cooper or can provide any additional information call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177 Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an... Read more →


Republicans in Trenton Attempt to Squash Murphy's Emergency Powers

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) (Nov. 19, 2020)--– New Jersey Republicans say Democrats are blocking their attempts to limit Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive powers, legislation they say is important after Murphy issued executive orders limiting the number of people who can gather. On Tuesday Murphy limited indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 150 people effective Nov. 23, citing an increase of COVID-19 cases. Religious services, celebrations, political events, weddings, funerals and performances are limited to 25% capacity up to 150 people. Last week, Murphy ordered that indoor restaurants and bars must be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The governor says the new executive orders are necessary because of a sharp rise in new cases, which... Read more →


Gov. Andrew Cuomo November 2020 Porker of the Month..

..by Citizens Against Government Waste (Washington, D.C.) (November 19, 2020)--– Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) their November 2020 Porker of the Month for politicizing and delaying the distribution of a new COVID-19 vaccine that will save lives. On November 9, 2020, instead of celebrating a new vaccine with a then-reported 90 percent success rate that turned out to 95 percent, Gov. Cuomo said, “We can’t let this vaccine plan go forward the way Trump is planning it, we need to fix it or stop it before it does damage.” Then on Sunday, November 15, he stood before churchgoers, many of whom have been impacted personally or in their businesses by the virus, and threatened to sue the... Read more →


Some useful tips for smart spending during the holiday season

(November 20, 2020)--Holiday seasons call for gifts and goodies for friends and family. These are specific parts of the year when both retailers and manufacturers have rolled out the red carpet for customers. Moreover, the newspaper and print media gets flooded with sale announcements. However, stay cautious regarding promotional advertisements and attractive discounts to derive the maximum benefit out of it. In most cases, these discounts and offers are beneficial for both the buyer and seller. Nonetheless, keep a few critical things in your mind to grab more benefit out of your cash. The key ideas for smart spending during the festive season Keep away from rolling over balance: during the festive season, people tend to go beyond their spending quantum. You may end up... Read more →


THINGS TO DO IN CENTER CITY

Share Tweet Forward to a Friend Enjoy Wintertime Traditions Safely at Dilworth Park Philadelphia’s premier wintertime activities at Dilworth Park are opening in phases with new safety protocols in accord with City, State and CDC guidelines. CCD and our Dilworth Park business partners have implemented increased health safety procedures throughout the park, reminding visitors to adhere to all CDC guidelines. Masks are required at all times. CCD staff are all wearing masks, as well. Anyone who feels sick, or has come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, should refrain from entering the park. CCD staff, café and rink staff will be distributing free masks to guests in the park. Thank you to our Winter at Dilworth... Read more →


NJBIA Concerned About Workplace Safety, Employer Burdens in Updated Cannabis Bill Language 

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association today said new language in legislation to create and regulate a legal marijuana marketplace will weaken protections for employers seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace, even in critical public safety industries. Additionally, NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Ray Cantor told the Assembly Appropriations Committee today that the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act (A-21/S-21) should not create new burdens on employers that require drug-free workplaces. “NJBIA is opposed to placing additional burdens on employers that need to ensure their workplaces are drug-free for safety issues such as in critical infrastructure, chemical plants, and utilities,” Cantor said. While there are some workplace safety provisions in the legislation, Cantor said he was specifically concerned about... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Introduce Their New Social Worker Jordan Crawley

(Gloucester Township NJ)(Nov. 29, 2020)--Ms. Crawley is a longtime resident of Gloucester Township, New Jersey and graduated from Timber Creek Regional High School Ms. Crawley then attended Rutgers University and Monmouth University graduating with a Master's Degree in Social Work. Since then, Ms. Crawley has worked in the field of Social Work specializing with school aged children. She is very excited to start this new chapter in her career and help the residents of Gloucester Township! Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


Mo-Mo Knows Snow: Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us

Mutt Mulligan, a rescue dog and the spokes dog of the TurfMutt Foundation, says a key to health and well-being is getting outside this winter Alexandria, Va. – Winter can be tough on people in the best of times, but it is particularly challenging during a global pandemic. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the outdoors – including our yards, parks, and sports fields – were critical for buoying our mental well-being, physical health and enabling us to safely connect with others. For a decade the TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program has advocated the importance of managed landscapes and other green space as critical to human health and happiness. Mutt Mulligan (a.k.a. Mo-Mo), as the spokesdog for the TurfMutt Foundation, knows that nature escapes... Read more →


Bipartisan Opioid Task Force-Backed Bills Passed

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2466, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020, H.R. 2281, the Easy MAT for Opioid Addiction Act and H.R. 3878, the Block, Report, and Suspend Shipments Act of 2020. These proposals are part of the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force’s 2020 Legislative Agenda, which was unveiled in February. The bills authorize grants to states and tribal organizations to increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery for opioid use disorder, revise regulations to allow practitioners to more easily treat patients dealing with acute withdrawal symptoms and require drug manufacturers and distributors to stop suspicious shipments of controlled substances. “As America continues to battle a public health crisis and economic crisis, the opioid epidemic continues to... Read more →


The Main Pros And Cons Of Remote  Employees For Large Companies

(November 20, 2020)--The modern world cannot be imagined without new technologies. With the advent of the Internet, everyone's life has changed direction. Now more and more people prefer to have a remote job with a flexible schedule and be their own boss. This is very convenient because each person will be able to plan their own day and will no longer depend on the mood of their boss. Every year the number of remote employees increases by 20-30%, and the virtual office is an integral part of our future. The top 5 popular professions that allow you to work remotely include: copywriters, web designers, programmers, marketers, and sales managers. Average salaries from all the above vacancies: Across the US: in April 2019 — $57,000, and... Read more →


The State of NJ Last in the Nation in Highway Performance/Cost Effectiveness

Study: New Jersey Ranks Last in the Nation in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness While New York and Connecticut improve their rankings, New Jersey remains in last place in the Annual Highway Report’s examination of 13 categories. Los Angeles (November 19, 2020) — New Jersey’s highway system ranks 50th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to the 25th Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation. There is no change from the previous report, where New Jersey also ranked last. In safety and performance categories, New Jersey ranks 3rd in overall fatality rate, 29th in structurally deficient bridges, 40th in traffic congestion, 45th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 36th in rural Interstate pavement condition. New Jersey’s worst rankings come from high spending per mile... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: Meet Pebbles

Pebbles Terrier / Schnauzer / Mixed Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Adoption Pending Meet Pebbles! An owner surrender, Pebbles is looking for her loving, forever home. She is very sweet, playful and loves people. Interested in adopting Pebbles? Please visit www.huskyhouse.og today to fill out an application. More about Pebbles Up-to-date with vaccinations Good with adults: All Available date: 10/27/2020 Birth date: 10/28/2017 (not exact) Read more →


Kimmel Cultural Campus Releases Holiday Lineup

10 MULTI-PLATFORM ‘EVENTS’ ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS’ HOLIDAY LINEUP    ...DEBUT OF HIP HOP NUTCRACKER HEADLINES VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS  (Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2020) – While this holiday season will be without Tuba Christmas, free Gospel on the Plaza, and meet-and-greets with sugarplum fairies, the Kimmel Cultural Campus announced several can’t-miss holiday events and partnerships sure to deliver much-needed seasonal vibes. The 2020 holiday events include the return of the WMGK Turkey Drop, the national streaming premiere of the Hip Hop Nutcracker and A Salute to Vienna, a radio and streaming broadcast of the beloved Kimmel holiday tradition A Soulful Christmas, featured performances from Philadanco and The Lion King on the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Special, and favorites from the Kimmel Center’s esteemed Resident Companies like the Philadelphia Orchestra,... Read more →