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January 5, 2021

Edwin J. MacAdams, WWII Navy Veteran, Retired Master Sgt. and Battalion Operations Sgt.

Edwin J. MacAdams of Sewell on March 3, 2006. Aged 80 years. Born March 16, 1925 in Camden, NJ, Ed was a graduate of Woobury High class of 1942. At age 16 he went to work with RM Hollingshead Corp. Ed joined the US Navy in 1943, served in the Asiatic... Read more →


Married Couple from Pemberton Charged with Hitting and Killing a 72-Year-Old Pedestrian

Victor Brown, 44 and Tonya Brown 35 PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP (January 5, 2021)--- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that a township woman has been charged with striking and killing a 72-year-old Browns Mills man as he was crossing Lakehurst Road in late 2019, and... Read more →


NJ LAGS BEHIND U.S. IN VACCINE ADMINISTRATION: ONLY 25%

Statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution isn't matching the pace of other states, health officials said yesterday. Only a quarter of the state's total number of doses — about 100,000 of 400,000 — have been given out. The first round of second doses began yesterday. Two "mega sites" will open on Friday for... Read more →


29-Year-Old Camden City Resident Murdered

Camden City, N.J. – A man was killed late Monday evening during a fatal Camden shooting, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to the 2800 block of N. Constitution Rd. shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 4 after hearing... Read more →


Murphy's Re-Election Campaign Raises Over $3.5M

MAXES OUT PRIMARY FUNDRAISING IN SINGLE QUARTER TRENTON – Today, the Murphy for Governor campaign announced that it has maxed out its fundraising effort for the 2021 Democratic gubernatorial primary, completing fundraising for the primary campaign in a single quarter. The campaign announced a fundraising total of more than $3.5 million... Read more →


Elaine D. Gillespie, of Gloucester City

On January 3, 2021, age 70, of Gloucester City. Born in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence (Middleton) Kay. Elaine is survived by her husband of 50 years, John Gillespie; sons, Charles Gillespie, John Johann: grandchildren, Joey (Samatha), Nicole Brophy (Nick), John, Charles, Miranda, Robert,... Read more →


Stimulus payments for people, not nursing homes

January 4, 2021 by Lois C. Greisman Elder Justice Coordinator, FTC If you, or someone you care about, lives in an assisted living facility or nursing home, read on. Because the bill funding the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) has now been signed into law. The money — right... Read more →


Atlantic County Prosecutors Office has Taken Control of Linwood Police Department

MAYS LANDING-Effective Jan. 1, 2021, following an investigation into several complaints of alleged misconduct by Linwood Chief of Police John Hamilton the supervision of the Gloucestercitynews.net files Linwood Police Department will be under the statutory authority vested in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. “As such, I am compelled to exercise the... Read more →


Several South Jersey ShopRites will Distribute Vaccines to Healthcare Workers

January 04, 2021 ShopRite announced today that 39 select pharmacies in New Jersey are set to administer COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers as part of its partnership with the state of New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Baseball Legend Served During the Cuban Missile Crisis

| BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. As sports legends go, there is a case to be made that Joe Torre is the personification of greatness. During his 50-year baseball career —... Read more →


KANSAS CITY CHIEFS REMAIN SUPER BOWL FAVORITES

(LAS VEGAS) — With the NFL Playoffs now set, the favorite to win the Super Bowl remains unchanged from the NFL’s preseason odds, according to analysts TheLines, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting market. With an expanded format of 14 teams, the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs unsurprisingly... Read more →


Jim Crow Tactics in Senate Runoff Race; 198,000 Voters Purged from List Illegally

by Greg Palast in Atlanta Despite the hype, an investigative report we released today reveals Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is no hero defending democracy from Trump. Rather, in this investigative film (produced by George DiCaprio, Thom Hartmann and Rosario Dawson, and narrated by Debra Messing), Raffensperger is exposed for... Read more →


New Jersey's Slow Rollout of Virus Vaccine Criticized

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said more than 100,000 New Jersey health care workers and long-term care residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine, raising questions as to why the number is so low when the state received 400,000 vaccines.... Read more →


Simple Bodyweight Exercises Performed Vigorously Will Improve Cardiorespiratory

Georgia Kirkos, McMaster University Martin Gibala, Professor of Kinesiology, McMaster University Newswise — Kinesiologists at McMaster University who examined the effectiveness of old-school physical training have found that simple bodyweight exercises, when performed vigorously over short periods, improve cardiorespiratory fitness. The findings, published recently in the International Journal of Exercise Science,... Read more →


Gloucester County Ticket Holder Wins $10,000

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $432,000,000 TRENTON (Jan. 4, 2021) – There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, January 1, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was purchased at Food Station, 535 Elm... Read more →


Norcross Vows to Fight for COVID Relief

and to Build Back Better in 117th Congress WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) was sworn in to represent New Jersey’s First Congressional District in the 117th Congress. “As we enter 2021, Americans are facing a grave public health crisis and an economic crisis. Working families, small businesses, essential... Read more →


Lindenwold School Food Distribution Wednesday

LINDENWOLD, NJ (January 5, 2021)--The next Lindenwold Food Pantry will be Wednesday, January 6th from 2:30-3:30 pm at Lindenwold High School. We will have pre-packaged bags and boxes to distribute. For the safety of everyone, we request that all attend by car. Please be advised a valid ID and proof of... Read more →


The Rise of Mobile Slots

(CNBNEWS)(JANUARY 5, 2021)--Mobile technologies have transformed many aspects of human existence. Smartphones and tablets allow people to communicate, do their shopping, work, and get entertained on the go. Unsurprisingly, casinos were quick to adopt the technologies, and the most popular slots can now be played from any smartphone. Even before the... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Members & Friends of The Camden County Heroes Scholarship Fund

This year has been an unprecedented year to say the least. We were disappointed to not be able to host a list of planned in- person fund raising events due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, we were able to host a few of these....our Annual Dinner, Giving Tuesday, two Coach... Read more →


Gloucester City Resident Among 12 Community Leaders to Receive County Freedom Medal

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Twelve Camden County residents will be honored for their selfless contributions to improving their community at the 2021 Camden County Freedom Medal Ceremony. The award, created by the Board of Commissioners in 2001, is presented to civic leaders who demonstrate ideals and actions that reflect the principles... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Bruce Watson Killed in Motorcycle Crash, age 51

Sergeant Bruce Watson Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas End of Watch Saturday, January 2, 2021 Sergeant Bruce Watson, age 51, was killed in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Shadow Creek Parkway and Kingsley Drive in Pearland. He had just completed a funeral escort when his department motorcycle collided with... Read more →


Frank McAroy Jr., of Lewes, Air Force Veteran, GCHS Alumnus Class '59

Francis E. McAroy Jr., 81 of Lewes, formerly of Gloucester City, N.J., passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Beebe Healthcare, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Francis E. Sr. and Foye (White) McAroy. Mr. McAroy attended Gloucester Catholic... Read more →