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December 2020

Elizabeth Maria O'Brien (nee Grolich) formerly of Bellmawr

Elizabeth Maria O'Brien (nee Grolich) of Cherry Hill, NJ, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at St. Mary's Catholic Home in Cherry Hill. She was 92. Born in Czechoslovakia, she resided in Southampton, NJ moving there from Bellmawr, NJ where she lived for many years. She loved classical music and accompanied the church choir on her violin. Mrs. O'Brien was the wife of the late John C. O'Brien, Jr. She is survived by family in Austria and Germany. She will be missed by her family and her dear friends. Donations may be made to Holy Eucharist Church, Hope Office, 520 Medford Lakes Rd., Tabernacle, NJ 08088. Arrangements by Lechner Funeral Home, Medford. Read more →

NJ Residents to Invest $250 Million in Offshore Wind Industry; Facility in Paulsboro

$250 Million, Two-Phased Investment in the Paulsboro Marine Terminal is the Largest Industrial Offshore Wind Investment in the US to Date PAULSBORO, NJ – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy alongside EEW, Ørsted, legislators and members of the building trades, today to announce a $250 million investment in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to build steel components, known as monopiles, for offshore wind turbines that will serve the entire United States offshore wind industry. The facility, which will be located at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal in Gloucester County, is the largest industrial offshore wind investment in the United States to date and will create more than 500 high-paying jobs at full build out. Construction on the facility will break ground in January... Read more →

Donna M. Savill, of Sewell,(formerly of Gloucester City); Longtime Washington Twp.Teacher

Donna M. Savill, of Sewell, NJ (formerly of Gloucester City) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 18, 2020, she was 67 years old. Legacy Donna was a dedicated and highly regarded Special Education teacher at Washington Twp. High School. She recently retired after 32 years of service. She truly enjoyed going to work each day where she was beloved by staff and students alike. Donna was an active member of the staff and felt it was important to be involved in school events, especially those attended by her special needs students. She could be seen at many dances, sporting events, dance recitals, proms and the annual Senior Trip. Living life for her family and friends was paramount for... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ First to Administer Moderna Vaccine in South Jersey

On the morning of December 22, Jefferson Health - New Jersey became the first multi-hospital system in southern New Jersey to begin administering the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine. To view photos from the first vaccinations, click HERE. Read more →

Deptford Skating Ring: $20 For 4 General Admissions/4 Fun Zone Passes (Reg. $46)

Business Highlights Fun for all ages 15,000 sq. ft. indoor skating rink Business Details https://www.dscdeptford.com/ Business Details indoor activity About This Deal You’ve got a brand new pair of roller skates or roller blades and Deptford Skating Center has the key. More accurately, this fun Deal provides the key to a fantastically entertaining time at Deptford Skating Center. Enjoy skating admission and Fun Zone passes for four, a $46 value, for only $20. Fine Print Merchant will abide by gift certificate state laws. No cash or credit back. Each certificate must be used in one visit. Not valid on tax or gratuity. Limit one certificate per visit. Certificate cannot be used in conjunction with any other certificate, coupon, special or promotion published by Gloucestercitynews.net as... Read more →

Census Bureau 2020 Estimates: The State of New York Posts Nation's Biggest Population Drop

By Delphine Luneau | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Population estimates for 2020 released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau paint a grim picture for New York, as the Empire State is projected to have lost more residents from the 2019 numbers than any other state in the country. The numbers indicate a decline of more than 126,000 residents over the past year. The second biggest decline was seen in Illinois, where the drop was more than 79,000. In releasing the numbers, the Census Bureau warned that the data does not reflect the results of the 2020 population count, the results of which are still being tabulated. In a short news release, it indicated that the estimates are best used as a comparison... Read more →


The Freeholder Board and Camden County Health Department launched six COVID-19 testing sites. The newest drive-up site is located at the Charles J. DePalma complex in Lindenwold (2311 Egg Harbor Road). For locations and schedules see below, click here for more testing site locations. Testing sites will be open on New Year's Eve this year for residents. Three sites are currently scheduled to operate on Thursday, December 31: Drive-thru clinic at Camden County College in Cherry Hill & Camden (MLK and Broadway) Open 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Walk-up site at Dr. Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School - Open 9 AM to 1 PM Read more →

Bill Kimmey, of Mt. Ephraim, Girls Softball Coach, Member of MEPRI, GHS Alumnus Class of '59

William I. Kimmey MOUNT EPHRAIM NJ--Design creates culture, culture shapes values. Values determine the future. William I. Kimmey was gentle and generous. He was built from intellect and for speed. He loved jogging and was an armchair Jeopardy Champion. Bill’s greatest talents and effort went into woodworking and furniture building. Every great design begins with an even better story. Mickey Spillaine said; “The most important part of a story is the ending, no one reads a book to get to the middle.” On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Bill’s story of 79 years came to a close. His story began in the spring of 1941 on the fool’s day. He spent his formative years in Gloucester City and graduated from Gloucester City High School, class of... Read more →

The Political Elite's $2.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill is Full of Wasteful Spending

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square The bill “is an astounding 5,585 pages in length including 544 pages for coronavirus relief, 1,915 pages for appropriations, and 3,126 pages for extensions and corrections." ~CATO Institute’s Chris Edwards (The Center Square) – The $2.3 trillion omnibus bill passed by Congress includes $900 billion for additional coronavirus relief and is full of wasteful spending of taxpayer money on programs that have nothing to do with the coronavirus, numerous critics argue. CATO Institute’s Chris Edwards points out that the bill “is an astounding 5,585 pages in length, including 544 pages for coronavirus relief, 1,915 pages for appropriations, and 3,126 pages for extensions and corrections. “If it were printed at 11 inches per page, that’s 61,435 inches or 5,120... Read more →

NJ Sen. Declan O’Scanlon: Why Did NJ Miss The COVID-19 Vaccine Federal Deadline?

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A Republican state senator is calling for an investigation after New Jersey missed a federal deadline, preventing it from starting COVID-19 vaccinations at long-term care facilities on Monday. Gloucestercitynews.net files Instead, the vaccinations will start Dec. 28. “While one of the lead stories on most New York news stations over the last two days was celebrating the life-saving commencement of their long term care facility vaccination program … not a word was mentioned about New Jersey,” state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, said in a statement. “Why? Because New Jersey missed a filing deadline, resulting in a full 7-day delay in the commencement of this unquestionably life-saving program. That shocking and unfathomable reality should make... Read more →

Fintech Apps Trends for 2021 

(December 25, 2020)--In the chaotic world where we live today, everyone wants to be hassle-free in some way. Finance Management has become a crucial part of life, not just among professionals and business managers, but also youth. There has been a substantial rise in the popularity of financial applications. A financial app can help you manage your budgeting, investments, savings, and everything else related to finance. The knowledge of how to build a financial app can take one a long way, but using the article by the link can shorten it a lot, as it is written by fintech app development company Topflightapps and they are proven experts in budget app building. It is a competitive market in which apps like Easy Money, Acorns, Qapital,... Read more →

WEEKLY WASTEBASKET: 2020, The Year We Wont Miss

All in favor of bidding 2020 a quick and ignominious goodbye? Yeah, that’s what we thought. 2020 was always going to be an eventful year, courtesy of the election. Then COVID-19 pulled the ultimate “hold my beer,” followed by one of the biggest financial challenges in our national history. Case in point, Congress signed off on $2.4 trillion in in just a few weeks in the spring, most notably the CARES Act. For context, lawmakers approve roughly $1.4 trillion to fund the government annually (there’s an additional roughly $3 trillion in mandatory spending like Social Security and Medicare). But like a tired infomercial – wait there’s more! – Congress, per usual, blew five deadlines to get the annual spending bills done. So, here we are,... Read more →

Short Hairstyles For Women Over 50 That Will Give You A Youthful Vibe

(December 25, 2020)--Short hairstyles for women over 50 are more popular than mid length and long ones for good reason. They are low maintenance, easy to style and overall flattering. Besides, as your hair becomes thinner, coarser and discolored with age, a short cut allows you to disguise such unwelcome changes. Without further ado, let’s dive into the world of the most beautiful short hairstyles for ladies who hit their 60s. Quirky And Tasteful Short Hairstyle Ideas For 50+ Year Old Women Keeping in mind that there are thousands of short hairstyles for women over 50, which our website LoveHairStyles successfully accommodates, we have selected the most flattering of them below. So, all you have to do is to pick out the one that appeals... Read more →


Among the many gifts that we buy and receive, let us not forget the true gift: To give each other something of ourselves, to give each other something of our time, to open our time to God. In this way Anxiety disappears, Joy is born, and the feast is created. During the festive meals of these days, let us remember the Lord's words: "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite those who will invite you in return, but invite those whom no one invited and who are able to invite you. Luke 14:12-14. Also, this means: when you give gifts for Christmas, do not give only to those who will give to you in return, but give to those who receive... Read more →

Doris E. Pulaski, of Brooklawn; Devoted Catholic, Member of Brooklawn Fire Dept. Ladies Aux.

Brooklawn – On December 21, 2020. Age 78. (Nee Zane) Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ruth E. (Wood) Zane. Loving and devoted mother of Joanne E. Pulaski. Beloved sister of Linda Shockley (John) and William B. Zane, she is also survived by nieces and nephews. Doris was also predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Pulaski on March 19, 2004 and her brother Stephen J. Zane in 2016. Doris resided in Brooklawn since 1976. She was a former Parishioner of St. Anne’s and St. Maurice R.C. Church. She is a member of Saint Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City where was a member of the choir. Doris was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the... Read more →


Santa Helpers were seen earlier this week on Thompson Avenue GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 24, 2020)(CNBNews)--Hey, Kids You better watch out You better not cry You better not pout I'm telling you why A Santa Helper walking on Barnard Avenue, yesterday... , Santa Clause is coming to town... He's making a list, He's checking it twice, He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice Santa Claus is coming to town And, as the photos show Santa's Helpers have already been walking throughout Gloucester City and neighboring towns. Below is a video that everyone, including mom and dad, should enjoy about the night before Christmas. It is an Oldie but Goodie that appeared for the first time in 1950. The film, which was copied by YouTube... Read more →

Body Found in Pine Hill:

Gloucester Township Man Left Home on Wednesday to Hunt but Never Returned

Camden CITY, N.J. (December 24, 2020)--– A hunter from Gloucester Township was found dead at a Boy's Scout reservation in Pine Hill on Wednesday night. Gloucestercitynews.net files The 54-year-old man left home on Wednesday and didn't return, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Pine Hill Police Chief Christopher Winters. Police were called to the 100 block of Watsontown-New Freedom Road around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 for a report of a deceased man. When they arrived, they found Joseph Bottino, 54, of Gloucester Township, dead with multiple visible injuries. A medical examiner performed an autopsy on Dec. 24 and determined Bottino’s death was a homicide caused by multiple stab and incised wounds as well as blunt force injuries. Family members told... Read more →

Cash 5 Ticket Wins $529,030 Jackpot; Sold at Hammonton Shoprite in Atlantic County

TRENTON (Dec. 24, 2020) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $529,030 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Wednesday, December 23, drawing. The winning numbers were: 01, 07, 15, 17, and 35 and the XTRA number was: 03. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold. That ticket was sold at Hammonton Shoprite, 80 S. Whitehorse Pike, Hammonton in Atlantic County. Read more →

Congressman Norcross: Trump’s Shameful NDAA Veto

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today issued the following statement after President Trump vetoed the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 335-78-1 and in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 84-13. “President Trump is intent on making America less safe with his delusional and dangerous actions. He’s apparently on the side of Russians and Confederates, while the rest of us stand with our military families and veterans. “Russia’s deep and sophisticated cyber attack on our government agencies shows that there are persistent, credible threats to our national security, but Trump refuses to acknowledge it and today, shamefully vetoed the bipartisan defense bill that... Read more →

Jeffrey Blackwell, Former Philadelphia City Controller’s Office Employee Headed to Prison

Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Bribery Schemes PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Jeffrey Blackwell, 47, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 22 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $25,612 in restitution by United States District Court Judge Chad F. Kenney for misusing his official position with the Philadelphia City Controller’s Office to enrich himself by soliciting and accepting bribes, and for committing additional tax crimes. (Gloucestercitynews.net files) Blackwell pleaded guilty in August 2020 to charges of honest services wire fraud, filing a false tax return, and two counts of failure to file a tax return. A former City of Philadelphia employee in the Investigations Division of the Office of the City... Read more →

ACCU Weather: Extreme Storm Headed This Way

An upcoming storm is predicted to unleash rain that will eat away at the existing snow cover in New England and the coastal mid-Atlantic. The rainfall can add a tremendous amount of weight to areas that were recently buried by up to 3-4 feet of snow in parts of New York state and northern Pennsylvania. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – Those hoping for a white Christmas in much of New England and the mid-Atlantic are likely to have their hopes dashed at the last minute even after a major storm dumped over a foot of snow in some locations just a week ago. Forecasters are also warning of more serious weather threats, including flooding rain and high winds, with an upcoming storm that will press... Read more →

$1.3 Million Gift for Rutgers’ Miller Center

Funds will support the center’s innovative national and international work on protecting vulnerable populations Rutgers’ Miller Center staff, Paul Miller and members of his family gather at the opening on October 18, 2019. New Brunswick, N.J. (December 23, 2020) — Rutgers’ Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience announced a $1.3 million gift that will support the center’s research and programming geared toward serving and securing vulnerable communities by improving relations with police. The gift will be made by Paul S. Miller, the center’s founding donor and a longtime supporter of Rutgers University; with this gift, Miller’s donations to Rutgers approach $5 million. “Protection of our most vulnerable populations has been one of the great challenges of this nation throughout its history,” said Rutgers University... Read more →

CNBNews Salute to NJ College Students

Students Named to the University of Vermont Dean's List BURLINGTON, VT (12/21/2020)-- To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. Kennedy Brown of Bellmawr Alina Chiccarine of Ocean View Isabella Dekluyver of Haddonfield Connor Fegley of Haddon Township Caroline Flynn of Medford Rachel Goldman of Southampton Olivia Hart of Moorestown Melissa Kampf of Ocean City Parker Kimberly of Riverton Julia Kropiewnicki of Mullica Hill Claire Leahy of Pilesgrove Natalie Lloyd of Moorestown Ashley Mccoy of Westampton Jennifer Nardello of Mount Laurel Annika Ringen of Medford Lydia Sander of Haddonfield Rachel Santella of Woodbury Sophia Sinibaldi of Voorhees Samantha Smoger of... Read more →

The Top Ten Foodpreneurs

London, United Kingdom, Dec. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If there’s one thing that we as human beings can’t live without, it’s food and drink. Fortunately for us in the age we live in, there is an abundance of both - with a plethora of options to choose from. The food and beverage industry offers a variety of indulgences- from tasty treats, to delicious drinks and the ever popular healthy meals. The market for food preneurs is at an all time high, with new competitors emerging just about every day. Each with their own amazing companies and products, here we share the top 10 foodpreneurs you need to be following. Luke Thomas (@cheflukethomas) Chef Luke Thomas has been guided by the principles of connecting food... Read more →

Robert McCallion, of Philadelphia

On December 20, 2020. Age 75. Of Philadelphia. Beloved son of the late Arthur F. McCallion and the late Rose O’Neill McCallion. Survived by his siblings, Raymond McCallion, James McCallion, Elizabeth Giannone, Kathleen Bradley, Joseph McCallion and Daniel McCallion. Predeceased by his brother Arthur J. McCallion and sisters, Joan Corazo and Rosemary Adamski. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. At the request of his family, services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Robert McCallion. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, Donates $12,000 to Charity

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 22, 2020) – Ocean Casino Resort donated a total of $12,000 to four of its 2020 Ocean Cares sponsored organizations. Representatives from The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families, The Humane Society of Atlantic County and The Marine Mammal Stranding Center were all on hand to receive a $3,000 check from Ocean CEO, Terry Glebocki. The Ronald McDonald House also received a check but could not attend the check presentation. The $12,000 donation was made possible by the thoughtfulness of Ocean Casino Resort’s guests, who deposited their coin receipts into charity boxes posted around the casino floor. Amazingly, the receipts of small change grew into thousands of dollars. The Ocean Cares team said, “We are grateful for our guests and... Read more →

Jennie S. Harker (Gaworek), of Gloucester City

Jennie S. Harker (Gaworek), of Gloucester City Jennie S. Harker (Gaworek), of Gloucester City, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020. She was 95. Legacy Jennie’s family was her life. Her greatest joy was being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a natural ability to always help others, loved doing so, was an amazing role model for her family. Her home was the gathering place for countless family celebrations and home-cooked meals. Jennie was a longtime member of the Gloucester City Senior Citizens Club and a devout parishioner of Saint Mary’s Church in Gloucester City. Family She is the beloved wife of the late Orris Harker; loving mother of Kathleen Bucci (Lawrence), Patrick Harker (Emily) and the late Michael Harker (Margaret); devoted... Read more →

Nursing Homes Will Be Rewarded for Stemming the Spread of COVID

(December 24, 2020)-In an unprecedented move, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will now be issuing financial incentives directly to nursing homes and long-term care facilities that prove they have made progress in slowing or controlling the spread of infectious diseases. The emergency spending plan authorized by the federal government will result in payments to more than 9,000 nursing homes and long-term care facilities that have shown demonstrable improvements in the spread of COVID-19 in recent months. The initial cumulative payout of $523 million will be used as an incentive to encourage other nursing homes and care facilities to pursue more robust policies in controlling the latest epidemic. HHS motivation to accomplish this goal is clear: roughly 8 percent of coronavirus cases and... Read more →

Santas Riding Elephants Spread Virus Awareness Among Thai Children

Christmas and Thailand's love of elephants combined Wednesday when four of the giant creatures dressed as Santa turned up at a school just outside Bangkok, complete with huge coronavirus masks. Excited children from Jirasat Wittaya School in Ayutthaya, an hour's drive from the capital, sang Christmas carols and lined up to have their photos taken with the animals in the annual tradition. The school visit is an annual tradition for the elephants Lillian SUWANRUMPHA, AFP The elephants, Sri Mongkon, 14, Sri Raya, 6, Peter, 15, and King Kaew, 18, used their trunks to carry baskets of face masks to the youngsters and motorists outside the school. English and science teacher Brett Baxter said the event brought a special kind of Christmas spirit coupled with a... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Chief Wishes Seasons Greetings to All

As we experience a Holiday Season unlike any other in our lifetime, we recognize the challenges that have faced, and are proud at the way we have adapted to these historic events. The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department have responded in an exemplary manner. We look forward to the end of the pandemic and to getting back to normal life in 2021. We will continue to adapt and find new ways to serve our community. We always are striving to make the Gloucester Township Police Department the very best that we can be. 2020 has brought us together and made us well aware of what is important. We will continue to take on any challenges that arise, and we will partner... Read more →

DEP Announces New Circle Hook Requirement to Help Protect Catch-and-Release Striped Bass (20/P49) TRENTON - To help maintain and grow striped bass levels, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will require anglers to use circle hooks when catch-and-release fishing for striped bass with natural bait, effective Jan. 1, 2021, the DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced. The requirement stems from changes the Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board made in 2019 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan, to address overfishing. The board, part of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, reduced New Jersey’s striped bass bag limit in 2020 to one fish, between 28 inches and less than 38 inches long, and required states to implement mandatory use of non-offset (inline) circle hooks when... Read more →


The news that the state didn't meet a federal COVID vaccine deadline sparked outrage this week, including former Gov. Chris Christie. New York and Connecticut began vaccinating long-term care residents on Monday. Health department commissioner Judy Persichilli said the state missed the deadline because some facilities — group homes, HUD senior housing — didn't have the technology to fulfill the federal requirements in time. (NJ Spotlight / NJ.com) CHRISTIE SAYS HE WON'T RULE OUT 2024 WHITE HOUSE BID In a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Monday, former Gov. Chris Christie said that he's not ruling out a run for president in 2024, even if Trump decides to run. "I’m not someone who wants to do it just to go through the exercise," he said... Read more →

Good News: NJ Lottery Headquarters Reopens

TRENTON (Dec. 23, 2020) – The New Jersey Lottery headquarter building reopened Wednesday following a temporary shutdown due to a positive case of Covid-19. The building has been professionally deep cleaned and will remain closed to the public until Monday, December 28. Wednesday’s mid-day drawings for Pick-3 and Pick-4 will be conducted today at 12:57 p.m. according to regular procedures. The mid-day drawings will be broadcast and livestreamed on the Lottery’s Facebook and Livestream pages. Wednesday’s evening drawings will also return to normal procedures. An individual employed by a Lottery vendor tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, December 22. The individual was last in the building on Thursday, December 17. As of today, no confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported by Lottery employees. All... Read more →

I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound Closed Tonight for Concrete Repairs in Camden County

Two lanes will be closed on I-76 eastbound near the ramp (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure of the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound and the closure of two lanes on I-76 eastbound for Gloucestercitynews.net files concrete repairs in Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, December 23 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, December 24, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound. In addition, the two right lanes on I-76 eastbound near the ramp are scheduled to be closed, with three lanes of traffic maintained overnight. These closures will allow the contractor to complete concrete repairs on the tunnel leading to... Read more →

Top-5 Mystical Slots to Play During the Holidays

(December 23, 2020)--Among the wide variety of slot machines from leading brands, online slots based on mystical events deserve special attention. Who will reject playing intriguing and mystical games and even make some money? We invite you to check this list of top-5 slots you can play on holidays. 1) Immortal Creatures Immortal Creatures from Microgaming tells the story of a professor and his students, who began their search of the Fountain of Truth. These students not only find the fountain but also drink from it to test the legend. With the appearance of the moon, they all turn into different creatures. The game has not only interesting gameplay but also excellent bonuses and functions. You can play Immortal Creatures on any modern device -... Read more →

Rowan University Graduate Jess Durnian Keeps The U.S. Navy Fit

GLASSBORO, NJ – When Jess Durnian came to Rowan, she was an Exploratory Studies major. Now, the Health Promotion and Fitness Management graduate is a Moral Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness Coordinator for the U.S. Navy. The former Prof women’s soccer player works at the Naval Weapons Station Earle. The station’s Mainside is located in Colts Neck, NJ and the Waterfront is in the Leonardo section of Middletown, NJ. The main duty of her job is to provide fitness and sports recreational activities to Active Duty personnel and their families. She started her career as a MWR Recreation Assistant and moved up to MWR Recreation Specialist (Facility Coordinator). Durnian was a MWR Recreation Specialist then a MWR Community Recreation Director before her current position. “I... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Can the Electoral College Vote Really Be Contested?

BY Aron Solomon While the Electoral College vote this month was seen by political observers as President Trump's last long-shot at challenging the election result, there is perhaps one more to come. Gloucestercitynews.net files Over the past several days, the flurry of activity from inside the While House hasn't been the rustle of packing tape and bubble wrap but rather a series of meetings between President Trump and key groups of legal and legislative advisors. The topic being discussed has been whether to mount a formal challenge to the Electoral College vote in states where they allege fraud and other election irregularities. This would not be the first time votes of the Electoral College were challenged. In counting the Electoral College votes from the 2004... Read more →

Lillian Julie Tice, of Gloucester City age 93

Lillian Julie Tice August 23, 1927, December 20 2020 Lillian Julie Tice of Gloucester City, New Jersey August 23, 1927 – December 20, 2020 Gloucester City – On December 20, 2020. Age 93. (nee Wosczyna). Loving wife of the late Willard Tice. Loving mother of Elaine Daily (Mike), Stephen Tice, Carolyn Foyle (Tim), Kathleen Smith (Wayne), the late Julie Scharnagl and the late Martin Tice. Cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 15. Relatives and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Lillian’s Mass of Christian Burial will be available on live stream on Saint Mary’s Church Gloucester City Facebook page for those unable to... Read more →

Rowan University's Dr. Thomas Keck explores new medications targeting addiction

More than 2 million Americans older than 12 abused cocaine and more than 11 million abused opioids in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This growing epidemic carries devastating consequences, but a Rowan researcher is exploring potential solutions. Dr. Thomas Keck, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences in the College of Science & Mathematics, is developing potential new medications that may be used to treat addiction to psychostimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamines, and opioids like heroin. To support this work, Keck and his colleague, Dr. Comfort Boateng of High Point University’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy in North Carolina, landed a grant for $428,000 from the National... Read more →

Home Country: Something About A Winter Moonlight Walk

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor CNBNews photo There’s something about a winter moonlight walk, Doc thought, as he smiled his way through his neighborhood. He looked at the light coming from the windows of each house. Each house warming its family. It would be about supper time now. Maybe I can sniff just right and see if I can guess what is cooking. But that could be construed as detective work, and this is definitely not the time for work. Oh no. Not when you can look through the lacy, filigree patterns of dormant twigs high in the trees and see them play sacred music with that moon in the background. No technology can touch the lighting of the world when it’s dark. Not the... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting NJ: Trapping in our State

Furbearer Management Newsletters TRAPPER EDUCATION COURSES Courses offered in April and September/October GENERAL INFORMATION Modern, regulated trapping is used to manage habitat, monitor and control animal populations, protect and reintroduce endangered species, protect public and private property and conduct research. It is a technique for sustainable, consumptive use of the wildlife resource. In New Jersey there are trapping seasons for beaver, otter, mink, muskrat, eastern coyote, fox, opossum, raccoon, skunk and weasel. In New Jersey, a Trapper Education course must be passed and a trapping license obtained to trap in the state. To use a snare a person must first pass a Fish and Wildlife-approved trapper education course which includes use of snares and carry on their person appropriate documentation thereof. A person must be... Read more →

Consumer Alert: More Money from the Government

December 22, 2020 by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Congress has just passed another bill to help the people whose finances are taking a beating from the pandemic. Once again, some of us will be getting money by check or direct deposit. The timing and details are still TBA, but here’s what we know: Gloucestercitynews.net files The government won’t ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. Anyone who does is a scammer. The government won’t call, text, email, or contact you on social media to ask for your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer. There’s no such thing as getting your money early, or faster. Anyone who... Read more →

Safely Celebrating the Holidays and New Year's on the Delaware River Waterfront

Holiday Hours all week and Special Skating Sessions on New Year’s Eve Even though the pandemic cancelled the annual Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, New Year’s Eve will still be fun! Philadelphia, PA December 24, 2020 Blue Cross River Winterfest at Penn’s Landing, Philly’s favorite Winter tradition featuring ice skating, warming cabins, firepits, outdoor dining, a holiday lighted Ferris Wheel, outdoor games, a magnificent holiday tree, and thousands of sparkling lights, will be OPEN every day with special hours throughout the holidays. Guests are encouraged to reserve skating tickets in advance; with limited capacity, skating sessions often sell out. Warming cabin and firepit rentals are very popular during the holidays so visitors should make those reservations early, too. Special holiday hours:... Read more →

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Christmas Eve/Day Mass Schedule

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia (file photo) PHILADELPHIA PA--Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Vigil Mass on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and the Christmas Day Noon Solemn Mass on Friday, December 25, 2020. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 The Holy Day of Christmas is a most special occasion for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as we celebrate the Birth of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. The current liturgical guidelines issued by the Archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship and approved by Archbishop Pérez pertaining to the celebration of Advent and Christmas within the context of the ongoing... Read more →

Latinas Launch Advocacy & Social Welfare Organization

LUPE Action Establishes Initiative to Educate and Mobilize Latinas Voters to Engage in the Policy-Making Process Califon, N.J. – December 21, 2020 – As the Latino community continues to grow and is establishing itself as the largest minority voting bloc, one group of influential Latinas in New Jersey will continue to galvanize the Latino community through advocacy and political empowerment. LUPE Action has been established by Latinas United for Political Empowerment, Inc. (LUPE, Inc) to engage and advocate for policies that advance the economic, educational and political empowerment of Latinas through issue advocacy, voter education and mobilization. The organization’s goal is to directly engage voters and educate them about the issues and candidates that advance the economic and social welfare of Latinas and their families.... Read more →

Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame

Rescheduled for October 24, 2021 GLASSBORO, NJ - The induction ceremony for the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 24, 2021, to run in conjunction with the University's 2021 Homecoming Weekend. Gloucestercitynews.net files The Class of 2021 is comprised of: John Bunting – Football Coach (1988-92); Mary Marino – Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach (1987-97; 1988-97 and 1999-07); Moriah Holmstrom – Field Hockey (1997-00); Tiffany Miller – Softball (1994-97); Bob Pfeffer – Baseball (1975-78); Mike Rucci – Baseball (2002-05); and Rob Scott – Men's Basketball (1994-98). Details and ticket information for the afternoon ceremony will be released at a later date. INDUCTEE BIOGRAPHIES John Bunting guided the Glassboro State/Rowan football team from 1988... Read more →

Video: Trump Won't Sign Stimulus Package Because Of All The PORK!

WASHINGTON, DC--The $900 BILLION STIMULUS Bill stipulated $198 Billion for the American people and $700 BILLION in "PORK" for "pet projects" of Congress said, President Trump. After going through a list of all the foreign countries that were going to benefit along with naming some of the "pet projects" he mentioned that "families of illegal aliens in this country would be eligible for up $1,800 under this legislation which is far more than what Americans would receive". The President said the nearly 6000-page bill was given to Congress just two hours before they were called to vote on it. Trump said that members of Congress could not have read what was in the package in such a short time because of its length and complexity.... Read more →

Why Would Gov. Murphy Choose to Visit a Taxpayer Funded Port Over A Privately Funded One

MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante, upon learning Governor Phil Murphy was at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal today, congratulated the Governor on his ability to find Gloucester County. Gloucestercitynews.net files “In most cases I’m happy to welcome someone to Gloucester County but in this case I am sure the Governor’s visit has more to do with paying a little attention to South Jersey as he prepares for re-election than it does actual concern for South Jersey,” Gloucester County GOP Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said. “I can only guess Mr. Murphy came to Paulsboro as part of the American Association of Port Authorities plea for $3.5 billion in relief funding.” “If the Governor did come to beg for money, I do question the wisdom... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: How Important is the New Jersey Marijuana Law? 

by Michele Finizio Last week, the New Jersey state Assembly voted 49-24 with six abstentions to pass the bill (S21), and the Senate followed later Thursday, passing it 23-17. The bill now goes to Governor Murphy, who is expected to sign the measure and have it become the law. Gloucestercitynews.net files This is important legislation for several reasons. First, it positions the Garden State as the first in the region to legalize marijuana. New Jersey enacting this law places a lot of pressure on Pennsylvania and New York to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults. The new law is also expected to have a significant economic impact in the state. The bill as it is currently written provides a fast-track to existing medical... Read more →