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January 2021

Gloucester City Police Lt. Stephen Burkhardt Retires After 25 Years

Corrected/Updated : Lt Jason Flood Lt. Steve Burkhardt (Ret) (Gloucester City, NJ)(January 28, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department today announced the retirement of Lt. Stephen Burkhardt. We would like to congratulate Lt. Stephen Burkhardt on his retirement today.Lt. Burkhardt retired with 25 years of service to the residents of Gloucester City.Throughout his career, he was a Field Training Officer, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor at the police academy, K-9 Handler, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and Lieutenant.Lt. Burkhardt was well respected in the policing field.We wish him well on his future endeavors. Replacing Lt. Burkhardt is Sgt. Jason Flood at a salary of $119,657. Assuming the position of sergeant is Officer Blaise O’Donnell at a salary of $109,977. Read more →


NJBIA Opposes ‘Bad Faith’ Bill that Will Lead to Costly Litigation, Raised Premiums 

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association continues to oppose legislation that will result in consumers and businesses paying more for auto insurance due to litigation costs. The “New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act,” also known as the “bad faith” bill, is being voted on by the Senate today. It proposes to create a private cause of action for consumers regarding perceived unfair or unreasonable practices by insurers. NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas said, if enacted, bill S-1559 would open the floodgates for lawsuits that would be extremely costly for insurers to defend or settle. “This bill will only enable unscrupulous counsel to target consumers with meritless lawsuits in the hopes of obtaining settlements from companies concerned about litigation costs,” Buteas said. “The... Read more →


Veterans at South Jersey Industries to be featured with Montel Williams on Lifetime TV

FOLSOM, NJ, January 26, 2021 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) is proud to announce that two highly valued veterans on our team have been selected to appear in “Military Makeover: Operation Career” on Lifetime TV with host Montel Williams. The show features the career journey that veterans take to transition from being in the military service to a career in civilian life. WHAT: Two employees from South Jersey Industries will be featured on “Military Makeover: Operation Career” airing on Lifetime TV with host Montel Williams. WHEN: The shows will air on Lifetime TV at 7:30 a.m. on January 29 and February 4, and then appear online at https://militarymakeover.tv/ WHO: South Jersey Gas Administrative Services Manager Cristina Fernandez and SJI Senior Government Affairs Specialist Rich DeRose. Both... Read more →


Hunting/Fishing NJ: Ice Fishing 101

Ice Fishing 101 February 5, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Ice Fishing 101 is part of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s “Outdoor Family of New Jersey” (OFNJ) program. OFNJ programs are designed to provide a welcoming environment in which to learn outdoor skills for both families and individuals. About the Virtual Program: Participants will meet up on GoToWebinar for a live presentation to get introduced to the sport of ice fishing by Fish and Wildlife Biologist and ice fishing enthusiast Keith Griglak. Each winter if there is fishable ice you can find Keith on it fishing with his family or by himself. This virtual workshop will cover the basics of ice fishing including ice safety, staying warm and dry, targeting... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Maoist Roots Of Deprogramming

BY BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR January 27, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent calls to deprogram Trump supporters: The Catholic League, like all advocacy organizations, makes maximum use of its First Amendment right to freedom of speech. To this extent, the increasing calls for censorship of organizations that espouse traditional moral views are worrisome. We live in a time of unparalleled attacks on free speech, emanating from established sources, including the media. One might think that the media, which does not exist without freedom of speech, would be reflexively opposed to censorship, but not anymore. In many cases, those who work in the media are leading the charge to silence what it sees as its opposition. This is much more dangerous... Read more →


ARCHDIOCESE TACKLES HUNGER BY HOSTING “SOUPER BOWL OF CARING” COLLECTION

PHILADELPHIA PA--Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (NDS) Community Food Program is continuing its efforts to fight hunger in the Philadelphia region by participating in the nation-wide Souper Bowl of Caring collection. This effort aims to help tackle hunger in local communities using the energy surrounding the Super Bowl. This relief effort is especially critical when many across the Philadelphia region are faced with food insecurity and increased financial challenges stemming from the ongoing pandemic. Each month, NDS’ Community Food Program is delivering over 25,000 pounds of food to its network of over 50 food cupboards and outreaches located throughout the five-county metropolitan area. This number is expected to increase as the need for food continues to rise. Those interested in supporting NDS’... Read more →


Andrew Noon of Mount Ephraim, age 29, Haddon HS Alum, Rider Alum, Star Baseball Player

On January 23, 2021, at the young age of 29, Andrew Noon of Mount Ephraim passed away after a 6 week battle following a stroke. Beloved and cherished son of Jennifer Noon (Kevin Rodenbeck) and the late Stephen Dollarton. Beloved grandson of Patricia Noon (Chalie Shorten), Dennis Noon Sr. (Bettyann), Kathleen Dollarton and the late Phillip Dollarton, and Connie Rodenbeck. Beloved step-brother of Kevin and Gary. Cherished nephew of Dennis Noon, Jr. (Traci), Michael Noon (Shannon), Jillian, and Ryan. Beloved uncle of Savannah and Sophia. Cousin of Dennis III, Ella, Rylee, Lila, Avary. Also survived by many great aunts, uncles, family, and friends Andrew was a graduate of Haddon Township High School class of 2009. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Rider... Read more →


Kenneth J. Murray, age 70, formerly of Runnemede, NJ.

Beloved son of the late John J. Murray and Elizabeth L. Murray (nee Gray). Went home to be with the Lord on January 21st 2021. He is survived by 5 sisters: Marilynn Matone of Old Forge, PA, Linda White of Somerdale, NJ, Robin Biello of Runnemede, NJ, Doris Kralle and Barbara Murray of Punta Gorda, FL. He is also survived by 4 brothers: David F. Murray of Las Vegas, NV, and the late John F. Murray, formerly of Bellmawr, NJ, Donald P. Murray, formerly of Blackwood, NJ and Fredrick P. Murray, formerly of Runnemede, NJ. Kenny had a deep love for his family. He loved cars from the 50s and 60s era, music (The Beach Boys), riding his bike, and landscaping. Kenny would always offer... Read more →


Ways People Decorate Their House With Confederate Flags 

Times are changing and showing your allegiance to the failed secession of the Confederacy is becoming increasingly risky. Fans of the rebel state are being forced underground again. Flying the Confederate flag in this day and age is likely to cause you some serious problems. You might lose your job and even your career. That’s why it’s best to take down the flag and bring it inside. But you don’t have to box it up, you can display your Southern pride all over the house and in every room for you and your guests to enjoy. All without worrying about losing your family and career over your fanatical appreciation of the failed uprising. Thanks to modern, foreign-made textiles, people can show their pride and heritage... Read more →


5 Diet Tips In Case of Another Lockdown

Have you developed some love handles during the last lockdown? We get you. Everyone’s been there, and nobody liked it one bit. Just in case there will be another lockdown in your country or area, we thought about writing a short guide on how to eat well and form some healthy habits so you can avoid the nasty side effects of being locked inside your house. Fortunately, you can avoid the formation of love handles and other fatty deposits by doing mild exercises and making slight adjustments to your diet during this time. So without further ado, here are our top tips: Lower Your Carbs Intake Carbs are necessary in small amounts, sure. Well, at least as long as you don’t have celiac disease, case... Read more →


Guest Opinion: HOW THE RULING CLASS /POLITICAL ELITE FUELED THE CAPITOL RIOT

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains what led to the Capitol riot: Any investigation of the Capitol riot on January 6 must start by asking what provoked these men and women to act. While thousands showed up, roughly 200 of them managed to enter the Capitol. That small portion of Trump supporters must be held accountable, but we can’t get to the bottom of this until we understand why most of the crowd—the non-violent ones—were there in the first place. What fueled the anger of this mob were many things, among them being the passive reaction of the ruling class to the wave of violence that encapsulated American cities in 2020. The police were told to stand down and prosecutors... Read more →


1 million in FY 2021 Transit Village grants to revitalize areas around transit facilities

(Trenton) – The Murphy Administration today announced $1 million in FY 2021 Transit Village grants to help four municipalities advance projects that will improve quality of life in Atlantic, Hudson, Essex and Middlesex Counties. “The Department of Transportation’s dedication to the people of New Jersey extends far beyond our roadways,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “Initiatives like the Transit Village program spur community and economic growth and improve the quality of life for all New Jersey’s residents and visitors.” The Transit Village program is a multi-agency smart growth initiative, in which municipalities that have transit facilities within their borders can seek to be designated as a Transit Village by developing plans for dense, mixed-use redevelopment that includes housing near their transit facility. The facility can... Read more →


Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic for Vets Saturday, Runnemede

The Camden County Board of Commissioners in partnership with The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center and the Borough of Runnemede will hold a COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic on Saturday, January 30, 2021 for eligible Veterans. Veterans must be registered for care in the Philadelphia VA Healthcare System, be age 75+ or between ages 65 - 75 at elevated risk. When making an appointment, veterans can check on their eligibility. Appointments Only. Veterans with an appointment will be receiving the Pfizer vaccine. The appointment for their second dose will be made before they leave. Plan for a return visit on Saturday, February 20th. VA Staff have already started contacting local veterans who meet the criteria to be vaccinated. Please call 215-823-4014 to make an... Read more →


4 Reasons To Buy Cbd Oil for Dogs& Where To Shop For It

In case you have been thinking about introducing CBD oil to your canine’s daily routine, but you can’t decide if it is the right thing to do or not, then you have an important task ahead of you. Unsurprisingly, you probably aren’t ready to just buy this product before first checking out if it can be any good for your pet. So, that’s the task that I am talking about. Before making this significant decision, you need to get more info about what it is that CBD oil can do for your animals. This means that you should look into the reasons why people are giving CBD oil to their dogs and then make your final decision. Of course, after completing that significant task, you’ll... Read more →


Art therapy: Healing through creativity

From the very beginning, art correction was based on the psychoanalytic theories of famous scientists, Freud and Jung. In their opinion, the finished result of the creativity process (a drawing, a sculpture, an installation) reveals the unconscious mental states of the individual. Therefore, art psychological concepts can be defined from the point of view of psychoanalysis. There is an opinion that the Art therapy technique and its name were invented by the artist Adrian Hill. He taught his tuberculosis patients to draw and noticed that art distracted them from anxiety. Patients were freed from signs of mental disorder and anxiety through drawing. After that art therapy exercises and methods were used in the educational segment. Teachers noticed that the more a child is engaged in... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing PA: Snow Geese are Arriving at Middle Creek / Live Stream

Stay on Top of This Year's Migration Today is the first official migration update for 2021. Middle Creek staff looks forward to sharing our observations with you as the migration season continues. While the last year has certainly been challenging and different, the snow geese and other waterfowl that call Middle Creek home at this time of year didn’t get the memo as they have been continuing their migration on schedule. While most of Middle Creek Lake is frozen, snow geese, tundra swans, Canada geese, and a variety of duck species are still utilizing the lake as an overnight roost. Currently, Middle Creek and the surrounding landscape is free from snow offering waste grains for waterfowl to feed on during the day. With snow and... Read more →


WASHINGTON POLITICS: Democrats Introduce Bill Raising Wage to $15 by 2025

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and incoming Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT), incoming Senate HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), Senate), Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) to introduce legislation gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. LOVE YOUR MONEY! Gloucestercitynews.net files The Raise the Wage Act of 2021 would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 over five years. Thereafter, the federal minimum wage would be indexed to median wage growth. The legislation also guarantees that all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by gradually phasing out the subminimum wages for... Read more →


William J. Muldoon, 62, of Brooklawn, Gloucester Catholic HS Alumnus Class of '76

Surrounded by his loving family, at home, on January 25, 2021. Age 62. Lifelong resident of Brooklawn. Loving and devoted husband of 40 years to Elizabeth A. Muldoon (nee Kraft). Loving father of William J. Muldoon, Jr. (John M. Donges), Dennis M. Muldoon (Samantha) and Bridget P. Muldoon (Lauren). Cherished grandfather of Lincoln C. and Clementine L. Muldoon. Predeceased by his father, Joseph P. Muldoon and his mother, Ruth A. Muldoon. Beloved son of Natalie Muldoon. Loving brother of Eileen Batavick, Michael Muldoon (Roberta), Linda Yodis, Natalie McBride (Thomas), Patricia Holwell and the late Deborah Krasowski (Surviving John). Also survived by his mother-in-law, Patricia Kraft, and predeceased by father-in-law Christian Kraft. Survived additionally by many loving nieces and nephews. Bill was a graduate of Gloucester... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: DOGS FOR ADOPTION

Alcatraz Female/Spayed Alaskan Husky/Mix 2 years 3 months Azizi Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Medium (up to 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 2 years Brittany Female/Spayed Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 2 years 2 months Christopher Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 4 years Cruz Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 1 year 6 months Donnie Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 5 years 8 months Ducky Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 4 years Eddie Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 1 year 1 month Gio Male Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 4 years Henry Male/Neutered Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix Ivory Male/Neutered... Read more →


Rutgers University–Camden Receives $233,066 for Climate Change Research

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that Rutgers University–Camden will receive $233,066 in federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research into the effects of climate change on ecological diversity. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Climate change is a serious threat to our communities, with devastating consequences both globally and here in South Jersey,” said Congressman Norcross. “The work being done at Rutgers–Camden is critical to deepening our understanding of how changing temperatures are affecting ecological systems around the world. This funding will advance the vital research being conducted right here to ensure a safe and healthy environment for generations to come.” Specifically, Rutgers–Camden will receive: $233,066 to the Biology Department and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology for their project... Read more →


Bob Waterson of Bellmawr; Air Force Veteran, Mt. Laurel MUA Employee, Auto Detailer

Bob Waterson Robert “Bob” Waterson, age 80, from Bellmawr NJ, passed away peacefully at his home in Bellmawr on Monday, January 25, 2021. He is survived by his dear friend and former spouse Frances Waterson. Beloved father to Robert Waterson (Dawn), Darlene Sokoloff (Shanon), and Donna Conte (Brian). Cherished Grandpop to Kennedy, Taylor, Gracie, George, Charlotte. Admired cousins Tony Beatrice, Roz Ezzi and Godson, Jimmy Ezzi. Predeceased by his loving mother Mary Beatrice DiGioia (Dominic), his father George Waterson Sr., and brother George Waterson Jr. Bob grew up in Camden, attended high school and proudly earned his GED. He went on to serve in the US Air Force, E4 Airman First Class, from 1960-1964, stationed in Berlin, Germany and Tachikawa, Japan. He was quickly promoted... Read more →


CARDIO SPORT Teams Up With Ryan Key of Yellowcard & Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade

For Exciting Livestream Workout Taking Place This Friday, Jan 29th Register Now The Workout of Sports™ brought to you by Cardio Sport®, is the most fun, dynamic and innovative fitness training program that both novices and gurus will ever experience. The brand is excited to announce their next few virtual workout events in their virtual Workout Event Series. Kicking off later this month, the series will feature co-band-led workouts events designed to get participants motivated and moving – from the comfort of their own homes. The first event will take place this Friday, January 29th at 8pm ET, featuring special guests Ryan Key of Yellowcard and Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade, whom will co DJ the event and hang out for a post workout fan... Read more →


Camden City Seniors Receive First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

CAMDEN CITY,NJ--Camden City seniors received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at First Nazarene Baptist Church on Thursday morning. The vaccinations came via a partnership between Project H.O.P.E., the Board of County Commissioners, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, and the City of Camden. “The city has faced enormous challenges over the course of this pandemic. While vaccinations are available at sites throughout the county and the city, it is imperative that we get these services directly into the heart of heavily-impacted communities,” said County Commissioner Jon Young. “In addition to making vaccines available, we will need the public’s help in communicating with their family and friends that these vaccines are safe, effective, and critical to moving forward.” Read more →


Home Country: Bachelor Windy Wilson and Widow Mamie Dilworth

by Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor “Windy, my man,” said Doc, “how are you and the widow getting along?” “She’s been sorta creepitatin’ up on my blind side, Doc,” Windy said. “Which side is that, Windy?” “Very humoristic, Dud. Ha. Ha.” We had all been watching, as closely as we could, the relationship between Windy Wilson, bachelor, camp cook, cowboy, and teller of tales … and Mamie Dilworth, aging hippie chick, starer at crystals, vegetarian, widow. We all knew, those of us who lived vicariously alongside the perimeter of their friendship, that if it could’ve been filmed, it’d be on television longer than The Flying Nun. “Doc,” said Windy, “ol’ Mame the Dame is a awful nice lady, sure ‘nuf. I have considerationed maybe takin’... Read more →


Importance Of Money Management When Gambling

Without any doubt, gambling is a great way to spend time. It is fun, vivid, and entertaining. And for some people, it may be even financially rewarding. Unfortunately, too many players continue to lose money just because they concentrate on the games and rules, and not on financial literacy. Did you know that 76% of millennials lack this important skill? If you want to control your bankroll and start winning, this article will be of great use. Read it attentively and we guarantee that your money management skills will significantly improve. Things to remember If you ask professional and successful gamblers what sets them apart from beginners and those who are constantly losing, they will surely name financial literacy. And it doesn’t concern only players... Read more →


Things to know before you start a retail store

The retail vertical has been evolving steadily! Previously, this industry was all about mortar and brick stores. Today, the concept of online retail stores is becoming familiar, and people are shopping online. The popular eCommerce websites are the best instances of online retailers. However, the brick and mortar retail stores function in a specific location. However, the non-store retailers function online. However, a considerable section of the retail stores is still physical stores that focus on multiple products! Are you planning to open a retail outlet? If yes, you need to get into detailed planning. It is necessary to arrange your retail store outlet to give you a competitive edge over others. And for this, you need to keep a few basics in mind. The... Read more →


Where to Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccination in Camden County

COVID-19 Response Health Care Workers who currently fall into Category 1A in the Camden County vaccine rollout who are not associated with a hospital system can now get vaccinated at one of these seven locations in Camden County. CAMCare Health Corporation, 817 Federal Street, Camden CAMCare Health Corporation, 121 White Horse Pike, Clementine Project H.O.P.E, 519-525 West Street, Camden RMG Mount Ephraim, Mount Ephraim Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford (https://rowanmedicine.com/vaccine/) Shoprite Pharmacy, Laurel Springs Shoprite Pharmacy, Berlin Please note these vaccinations are only for Health Care Worker who fall into the Category 1A rollout plan. Health Care workers must make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Vaccination sites will verify that you are a healthcare worker before administering the vaccine, and appropriate documentation... Read more →


NJ Dept. of Health Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Beginning today, Jan. 14, the New Jersey Department of Health has expanded the population eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at sites throughout the state. These groups can start making vaccination appointments immediately at the county’s newly opened vaccination center in Blackwood as well as at other vaccination sites throughout the county. The following groups are eligible for vaccination as of this morning: Paid or unpaid persons working or volunteering in a healthcare setting; Residents of long-term care facilities and other congregate settings; Frontline first responders; Persons aged 65 and older; and Persons aged 16 to 64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19: Cancer Chronic kidney disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Expand Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in unveiling a proposed reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act that would create nearly one million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship positions over the next five years. The National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447) invests nearly $3.5 billion over five years to scale-up apprenticeship opportunities, streamline access to apprenticeships for workers and employers and expand apprenticeships into new in-demand industry sectors and occupations. According to the Department of Labor, 94 percent of apprentices who complete Registered Apprenticeships are employed upon completion, earning an average starting wage of above $70,000 annually. Yet, according to the... Read more →


Anna Marie "Ann" Sturgis, Star Basketball Player for Gloucester Catholic and Lady Goldtrotters

Cherry Hill – Formerly of Gloucester City and Myerstown, PA. On January 21, 2021. Age 77. Loving daughter of the late George H. Sturgis, Sr. and Marie Anna Sturgis (nee McCully). Cherished sister of Harry J. Sturgis, Sr. and many devoted nieces and nephews. Survived by her best friend, Dorothy S. “Dotty” D’Augustino. Beloved sister of the late George H. Sturgis, Jr. Anna Marie "Ann" Sturgis April 27, 1943 - January 21, 2021 Ann was born in Camden and was a 1964 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. She was known as “Sturg” and excelled at basketball where she played both forward and guard. She helped Gloucester Catholic Lady Rams dominate the newly formed Catholic League. In 1961, the team went undefeated and topped the... Read more →


Paterson, Cherry Hill, Trenton, Camden MVC Closed

TRENTON – The Paterson Regional/Licensing Center, Cherry Hill Vehicle Center, Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center, and Camden Licensing Center have been closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. The Paterson, Trenton, and Camden Centers will reopen Friday, Feb. 5. At each of these three locations, the single employee who tested positive was last in the facility Thursday, Jan. 21. Cherry Hill will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 3, and the employee who tested positive was last there Tuesday, Jan. 19. Due to the closure of Trenton Regional, IRP and IFTA walk-in services will be unavailable until Feb. 5. The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive... Read more →


Guest Opinion: I Share Your Plea For Peace

Greetings my friend, It has been some time since we last corresponded. I write to share your plea for peace expressed in your editorial – the Hatred and Ruthlessness Must Stop. The decades of fermenting suspicion, isolation, mistrust, and division - by media and political organizations alike - has boiled over, manifesting these rifts into physical violence on the streets of our communities and in the halls of our uniquely American institutions. At this pivotal juncture in our Union’s history, when it would be easy to drown ourselves in the confluence of political extremism, social outrage, and cancel culturalism, we must afford our futures a moment of contemplation. We must realize the severity in the America we have become and choose if we, as individual... Read more →


ROWAN UNIVERSITY SPORTS: From Runner To Runway, Meet Rowan's Kevin Lauer

Kevin Lauer is a cross country/track runner at Rowan University by Joe Nicolo '22 GLASSBORO, NJ - Kevin Lauer is a cross country/track runner at Rowan University and he has quite an interesting resume. He is majoring in Elementary Education and flying past his competition on the track. Along with his endeavors, Lauer is actively working to become a pilot. Lauer has proven himself to be first-class in all aspects of life. He separates himself from his peers in the classroom and on the track. During the 2019-20 indoor season, he was chosen to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team. Lauer was named a Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction and was selected to the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. He received... Read more →


$1 million in FY 2021 Bikeway grants

(Trenton) – The Murphy Administration today announced five Bikeway Grants totaling $1 million to help advance local Bikeway projects in four counties – Atlantic, Burlington, Hudson, and Ocean counties. “Transportation infrastructure is more than just roads and bridges. Investing in bikeways encourages people to consider alternate forms of public transportation,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The Murphy administration recognizes the importance of quality-of-life projects funded by the Bikeway Grant Program.” The Bikeway Grant Program provides $1 million in grants annually to counties and municipalities in order to promote bikeways as an alternate mode of transportation that support the State’s goal of achieving 1,000 new miles of dedicated bikeways in New Jersey. Each municipality and each county may submit one application. Projects are awarded on a... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Media Blackout Of Nazi-Like Event

January 25, 2021 by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what happened at a pro-life Mass on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade: In the 1930s, Nazis routinely invaded religious services at synagogues. There have been many copycat events in the United States since that time, most of which have taken place in Catholic churches. The latest incident took place on January 22, the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion-on-demand. The venue was St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. While Columbus Bishop Robert Brennan was celebrating a pro-life Mass, a group of protesters stormed the cathedral. They held up pro-abortion signs and chanted anti-Catholic slogans, leaving Catholics in attendance in a state of shock. Bishop... Read more →


NJ News Commons: VACCINE HOTLINE LIVE, BUT SHORTAGES HAMPER EFFORTS

The state's vaccine hotline went live yesterday, but the call center is already flooded with interest. Over 60,000 people have called in already — but only a small fraction have been able to set up appointments. Plus, the sites are already experiencing vaccine shortages. So far there hasn't been universal follow-through for the second shot, though it is required. (TAPinto Camden) Plus: Coronavirus vaccine hotline fields 60K calls already (WHYY) Volunteers needed to gather data for vaccinatenj.com (Planet Princeton) As expected, state call center is barraged with calls (ROI-NJ) TAMMY MURPHY'S PLAN FOR MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE Tammy Murphy, the state's First Lady, has unveiled a plan to tackle maternal mortality — the number of women who die in childbirth in this country, especially our state,... Read more →


Eugene Wayne Fort, of Laurel Springs, 64

On January 16, 2021. Age 64. Of Laurel Springs. Beloved son of the late Randolph and Bernice Fort (nee Holmes). Survived by many loving caregivers and his church family at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Berlin, as well as 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Eugene was a fan of Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles and professional wrestling. He loved to dancing and listen to music, especially Michael Jackson. Eugene was a decorated Special Olympic athlete having participated in track and field, bowling and basketball. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:30 PM at the Solid Rock Baptist Church, 420 White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ, where his Funeral Service will be celebrated at 2 PM. Interment will follow in... Read more →


KAISER HEALTH NETWORK: Police Often Break Own Rules Using ‘Rubber Bullets’

Fractured Skulls, Lost Eyes: By Liz Szabo and Jay Hancock and Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY and Donovan Slack, USA TODAY and Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY Megan Matthews thought she was dying. “I thought my head was blown off,” said Matthews, 22, who was hit in the eye with a sponge-tipped projectile fired by law enforcement at a May 29 protest in Denver. “Everything was dark. I couldn’t see.” Matthews, a soft-spoken art major who lives with her mother, had gone to the demonstration against police brutality carrying bandages, water bottles and milk so she could provide first aid to protesters. “I couldn’t really grasp how bad my injury was,” said Matthews, who sustained injuries including a broken nose, fractured facial bones and multiple lacerations on... Read more →


New Jersey Prepares for 2021 Election; Will It Be Mail-In Ballots? Or Vote in Person?

GENESIS OBANDO | JANUARY 22, 2021 | NJ DECIDES 2021, POLITICS A little housekeeping wouldn’t hurt to ensure your personal voting process will be shipshape Credit: Both photos: (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) File photos: It’s yet to be decided whether New Jersey voters will cast their ballots in 2021 in person or by mail. 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. Several key questions remain unanswered about voting in 2021. Will voting in person be the primary way to cast a ballot? Will it be another vote-by-mail election? Will New Jersey join other states that allow for early voting? Gov.... Read more →


Philadelphia Diocese Launches Catholic Charities Appeal

Monday morning at a news conference, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez launched the 2021 Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA), the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's single largest and most important annual fundraising initiative. It benefits hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese. This year’s fundraising goal is $12.5 million with the theme “Giving Hope to All.” The announcement took place at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center with due respect for and adherence to guidelines set forth by governmental health agencies. Archbishop Pérez said, “By supporting the Catholic Charities Appeal, you are feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, supporting veterans, those in recovery, and helping students with special needs to receive the Catholic education they deserve. You are helping desperate families get back on their... Read more →


Dixie Cups Manufacturer Leaving Pennsylvania for Kentucky

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The manufacturer of Dixie brand cups has announced plans to consolidate manufacturing operations to a single site located in Kentucky and close down a plant in Pennsylvania. Georgia-Pacific announced earlier this month that it would expand its Lexington to accommodate the change. While not revealing investment figures for the expansion, the company said the move would result in 50 new jobs at the Kentucky facility. “Investments like this are what will create a #BetterKentucky for our people through quality jobs and opportunities,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted on Saturday. To accommodate for the expansion, the company announced it would shut down its Easton, Pa., plant by the end of the year. That move will... Read more →


DNREC Updates A-Street Ditch PCB Cleanup Pilot Project

A new report prepared for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control indicates that the innovative technology being tested in Wilmington’s A-Street Ditch cleanup pilot project continues to show promise. The report summarizes data collected one year after biologically-enhanced carbon pellets were applied to sediments in the ditch to clean up polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Conducted by the DNREC’s Watershed Approach to Toxics Assessment and Restoration (WATAR) program, the technology deployed in the A-Street Ditch project uses an activated carbon product (SediMite™) with the addition of PCB-destroying micro-organisms. The activated carbon sequesters PCBs and over time the micro-organisms degrade and destroy PCB molecules. A similar technology was successfully demonstrated in an earlier DNREC project at Mirror Lake in Dover. PCBs are persistent, bioaccumulative and... Read more →


Florida Lottery Player Wins $1,000 a Week for Life

TRENTON (Jan. 25, 2021) – One Florida Lottery CASH4LIFE ticket matched the five white balls drawn for the Sunday, January 24, drawing winning the $1,000 a week for life second prize. In addition, 9,168 players won $45,390 in cash prizes ranging from $2 to $500 with 2,205 of those tickets doubling their prize with DOUBLER. The winning numbers were: 11, 25, 40, 53 and 59. The Cash Ball was: 04. The DOUBLER add-on feature doubles the $2,500 third-tier prize to $5,000 when added to a game play for an additional $1 per play. It also doubles all of the other tier prizes. The $1,000 a day for life and $1,000 a week for life prizes are not doubled. CASH4LIFE offers two jackpot prizes for the... Read more →


Gloucester Township Energy Aggregation Public Information Session

Gloucester Township is once again pleased to announce the relaunch of its Energy Aggregation Program (EAP), or as it is officially known in the state of New Jersey, Government Energy Aggregation (GEA), available this time to Residential Atlantic City Electric account holders only, beginning in March 2021. The primary goals of the program are to provide annual savings and rate stability for participating consumers. The program previously included PSE&G account holders, however, this portion of the program has been temporarily suspended due to a lack of savings in comparison to PSE&G residential default service. The Township continues to look for new opportunities for savings for residential account holders in the PSE&G service territory. The program is only applicable to Residential accounts. You will be automatically... Read more →


Thomas Iacovone, Jr. Named Interim Principal at GCHS, Succeeds Ed Beckett

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 25, 2021)--On Saturday, January 23rd, Mr. Thomas Iacovone, Jr. officially became the Interim Principal of Gloucester Catholic. Please take the time to get to know Mr. Iacovone, a teacher, administrator, coach, father, and husband. He succeeds Mr. Ed Beckett ’78 who served and led Gloucester Catholic with distinction over a long number of years. As he assumes the leadership of Gloucester Catholic at this important moment, please see the Q & A below that provides insight into who Mr. Iacovone is. Question 1: Can you tell us a little about your family’s history with Gloucester Catholic? Answer: I come from a family that has a deep and rich history with Gloucester Catholic and the City of Gloucester. My father is a... Read more →


ZenSports Announces ICX Funding, Betting, and Trading

Peer-to-Peer sports betting app adds the native cryptocurrency from ICON's blockchain protocol, ICX, to its platform for funding, betting, and trading SAN FRANCISCO, Januar 25, 2020 (Newswire.com) - ​​​​​ZenSports, the mobile peer-to-peer sports betting marketplace where anyone in any legal market in the world can create and accept sports bets with anyone else in any legal market in the world without the need for a centralized bookmaker, has just announced the launch of funding, betting, and trading in ICX. ICX is the native coin built on ICON’s blockchain protocol, and which can be used for real-time payments and also as a protocol for connecting the blockchain world. Up until now, ZenSports has accepted USD (both fiat and cryptocurrency versions of USD), Bitcoin, and its native... Read more →


Resident Cited by Housing Office for Stockpiling Wood, Debris, and Unknown Substance on Roof

By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Part of the rain gutter is hanging down from the top roof soffit and is being held in place by a thin rope. There are numerous bags, of an unknown substance stored on the shed roof. The property has been in this condition for months according to neighbors. (CNBNews photo) (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 25, 2021)--A Monmouth Street resident living in the 800 unit block contacted us about a home in their neighborhood. They were concerned that the substance in the bags being stored on the roof along with the firewood and debris piled along the side of the home was a fire hazard. They also said the property was unsightly and has looked this way since the... Read more →


Microsoft's Case Western Reserve’s signature software

CLEVELAND—Case Western Reserve University’s HoloAnatomy® Software Suite will star this week in a pair of online events that Microsoft is hosting for colleges and universities: On Tuesday, Jan. 26, representatives from the university and Microsoft will present a webinar titled “A New Vision for Medical Education”for colleges and universities interested in learning more about Case Western Reserve’s mixed-reality curriculum. The session will highlight Case Western Reserve’s rapid pivot from classroom to all-remote teaching of its mixed-reality anatomy curriculum using Microsoft HoloLens. On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Microsoft’s HoloLens Industry Summit will include an education break-out sessionled by Case Western Reserve and including comments from other universities who have used its HoloAnatomy software. Through its partnership with Cleveland Clinic in the development of the Health Education Campus... Read more →


Joan E. Villanova (nee Chandler), 86, of Gloucester City

Joan E. Villanova (nee Chandler), 86, of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away on January 7, 2021. Mother of Allen Villanova, Joseph J. Villanova (Michelle) and Darren Villanova. Sister of Jack, the late Gloria, the late Charlotte and the late Dorothy. Grandmother of Joseph A. Villanova and Gloucestercitynews.net files Mickelle Villanova. Services are being held privately at the request of the family. The Farnelli Funeral Home of Williamstown, NJ, Read more →