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March 4, 2021

Gloucester City Police Charge Suspect with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Weapon Possession

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 4, 2021)--On March 2, 2021, there was an armed robbery at the Phillips 66 Gas Station located at 174 S. Broadway, Gloucester City, NJ. During the robbery, the suspect brandished a knife and demanded the money. The clerk sustained a cut on his hand during the robbery. The suspect fled the area on foot without any proceeds from the robbery. The Gloucester City Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through an investigation. On March 3, 2021, Matthew Fickenscher (31), a resident of the 200 block of Mercer Street, was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Weapons Offenses. All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. source press... Read more →


NJ News Commons: NJ QUIETLY ADDS 11 CONDITIONS TO VACCINE ELIGIBILITY

Anyone between the ages 16 and 64 who has one of these medical conditions now qualifies for the state's COVID vaccination program, thanks to the CDC: Asthma Cerebrovascular disease Cystic fibrosis Dementia / neurologic conditions Diabetes (Type 1) Hypertension Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) Liver disease Overweight (BMIs between 25 and 30; those 30+ were already eligible) Pulmonary fibrosis Thalassemia (NJ.com) WEDDING RECEPTIONS AND SLEEPAWAY CAMPS CAN RESUME Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced new COVID-19 policies. Under these guidelines, wedding receptions and overnight camps for children and teens may begin on Friday. Weddings must keep the guest list within these rules: Indoors: up to 35% of venue capacity, up to 150 people Outdoors: up to 150 people You may be wondering — why these two... Read more →


15-Year-Old Juvenile Charged with Murder in Adult Court

Camden City, N.J. – A 15-year-old has now been charged in adult court for his role in the Sept. homicide of a Camden man, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Michael Allen, 15, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder, one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, one count of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and one count of fourth-degree Resisting Arrest. Police were called to the 3000 block of Hope St. in Camden around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Justin Ingram, 20, of Camden, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Ingram was transported to... Read more →


Rowan women’s lacrosse team fell to seventh-ranked Salisbury, 16-7

GLASSBORO, NJ (March 3, 2021)--– The Rowan women’s lacrosse team fell to seventh-ranked Salisbury, 16-7, in the season opener at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. The game marked the return to sports for Prof athletics for the first time in a year after the seasons were canceled due to the pandemic. Junior Juliana Corson had three goals and an assist for Rowan (0-1) while senior co-captains Ashley Lechliter, Julia Grlica and Dara Hennessy each scored a goal apiece. Junior Shannen Sterner also added a goal while Hennessy had two assists. Trailing 3-0, Rowan tallied its first goal of the season as Lechliter, the team’s leading returning scorer, took a feed from Corson at 17:11. Salisbury (2-0) then built up a 6-1 advantage before Corson netted her... Read more →


SPIRIT AIRLINES EXTENDS SERVICE AT ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Egg Harbor Township, NJ – March 04, 2021 — Spirit Airlines plans to invest in its Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) base with an extension of service to West Palm Beach, Fla., and a return of service to Atlanta, Ga. ACY Airport Director, Tim Kroll, expressed his enthusiasm saying, “Spirit Airlines continues to be a great partner at ACY and their commitment to not only the airport, but to the entire region is appreciated as we all work together in this recovery.” Traditionally operating with winter seasonal non-stop flights, Spirit’s West Palm Beach service, originally scheduled to end in April, will now be extended through at least the summer. Spirit’s Atlanta nonstop flights return with their summer seasonal service beginning Wednesday, April 14 after needing... Read more →


NEW JERSEY POLITICS: Support Continues to Build Behind Kurtz for Assembly

Atlantic City, NJ (March 4, 2021)--– Second District Assembly candidate Jesse Kurtz, today announced additional endorsements from across the Second District. The impressive list of elected officials and Republican leaders cited Jesse’s conservative values and his proven leadership in Atlantic City. Northfield Mayor Erland Chau endorsed Kurtz saying, “he is a trusted conservative voice that has demonstrated his commitment to public service as the only Republican on the governing body in Atlantic City.” Kurtz is a two-term Republican Councilman in Atlantic City and the organizer of the annual “Leadership Breakfast,” a statewide summit for young leaders. His tireless work on behalf of Republican candidates throughout South Jersey has helped grow the party and elect new Republican leaders. Fernando Fernandez, Atlantic City Republican Club President lauded... Read more →


Deadspin: Kawhi Leonard-Clippers Marriage Has Been A Big Failure

Kawhi Leonard has been a bust in L.A. We could sugarcoat it. We can talk in clichés like many former athletes now on TV, telling the viewers that we have to wait and see. But let’s not go there. The here and now is that Leonard hasn’t lived up to his billing before coming to the Los Angeles Clippers two seasons ago in a move that rocked NBA America. Leonard’s free-agent addition — along with the trade for Paul George — made the Clippers the favorite to win the NBA title last season. That’s incredible stuff when you consider that this sad-sack organization had NEVER even been to a conference finals before. But here we are, a year-and-a-half later with plenty of regular-season wins to... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Local Students Earn Academic Honors from Cabrini University RADNOR, Pa. (Grassroots Newswire) March 1, 2021 - The following local students earned academic honors from Cabrini University for the fall 2020 semester: * Sara Hussey of Gloucester City (08030) was named to the Dean's List. * Jake Newsom of Mount Royal (08061) was named to the Dean's List. * Steven Priest of Paulsboro (08066) was named to the Dean's List. * Brendan Cimorelli of West Deptford (08086) was named to the Dean's List. * Jamie Cesaro of Westville (08093) was named to the President's List. * Lauren Buck of Woodbury (08096) was named to the Dean's List. * Paige Fiore of Woodbury (08096) was named to the President's List. Dean's List recipients have achieved a GPA... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Surf-Fishing Permits are Sold Out

After Reaching Annual Cap The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today it has reached its cap of 17,000 Delaware Surf-Fishing Permits issued for the calendar year. With the Surf-Fishing Permit cap figure attained, no more surf tag permits will be issued until December. The cap was reached early this year after unprecedented winter sales. The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation utilized an ongoing outreach effort to communicate that permits were on sale. Previous permit holders were also notified when sales started in December and reminded again today when total sales reached 16,000, at which point the remaining permits available sold out in one hour. In 2019, the Delaware Parks and Recreation Advisory Council established a 17,000 cap on annual Surf-Fishing... Read more →


Congressman Norcross (NJ-D-01) Favors George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

WASHINGTON POLITICS WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-D-01) voted in favor of H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, which passed through the House of Representatives. This transformative legislation reimagines the culture of policing in America with unprecedented reforms to build greater trust between law enforcement and our communities. “I stand with my community and the millions of Americans marching and demanding action following last summer’s senseless murder of George Floyd, along with real, meaningful change to the American policing culture and an end to systemic racial injustices,” said Congressman Norcross, a co-sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021. “I’m honored to stand with the Biden-Harris Administration in support of this legislation and thank... Read more →


Consumer Alert: The DEA Is Not Calling You

March 3, 2021 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC We’re getting reports about scammers pretending to be Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents. They’re trying to get your money and personal information, and using alarming phone calls to do it. The DEA is alerting people to the scam. Their message: It’s not the DEA calling. The scammers use fake names and badge numbers. Sometimes they use the names of real DEA agents and may even text photos of what look like legitimate law enforcement credentials. They may have information about you, like part or all of your Social Security number (SSN). When they target medical practitioners, like doctors and pharmacists, they may have their National Provider Identifier number or state license... Read more →


NJ Statewide Pothole Repair Campaign Started

Moving operations and daytime lane closures can be expected (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced the annual statewide campaign to repair potholes across New Jersey will begin today. This has been one of the most difficult winters in years with heavy snowfall, freezing rain, ice storms, and temperatures continually fluctuating above and below freezing. The weather has been extremely harsh on state highways, resulting in a large number of potholes that pose a risk for motorists. Potholes are created by water seeping into cracks in the asphalt and then expanding when it freezes. “NJDOT crews work year-round to repair potholes and keep our highways in good condition, but at this time of year it becomes our primary focus,... Read more →


Guest Opinion:

The Politics Of Branding Biden A Catholic

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Biden's Catholic standing: Everyone knew that Sen. Joe Lieberman was proudly Jewish, so there was no need to persuade the public of his religious status. Similarly, it is widely recognized that Sen. Mitt Romney is a practicing Mormon, therefore making moot attempts to prove he is. President Biden is different. Not a day goes by without some commentators, usually left-wing Catholics, trying to convince the public that he is a model Catholic. Gloucestercitynews.net files This is disingenuous. If Biden were a model Catholic, there would be no need to assure us that he is. Even his fans know he isn't, otherwise, they wouldn't waste so much energy on this issue. What galvanizes them... Read more →


APWA and FEMCIC Enter Strategic Partnership  

Kansas City, MO –The American Public Works Association (APWA), representing 30,000 public works professionals across North America, and the Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ingenieros Civiles A.C. (FEMCIC), representing 60,000 civil engineering professionals across México, have recently entered into an agreement to expand their reach and deliver greater value and education to their members in the United States, Canada, and México. Both organizations are focused on facilitating the exchange of ideas, technology, resources, and management practices for professionals who deliver public works and infrastructure services. “APWA is pleased to share our wonderful educational and credentialing resources internationally while learning from others around the world,” said APWA President Mary Joyce Ivers. “APWA and FEMCIC are enhancing opportunities for technology exchange among public works professionals, heightening our... Read more →


NJ American Water Gives Over $1.5 Million Back to its Communities in 2020

CAMDEN, N.J. – – New Jersey American Water recently announced its end-of-year charitable giving total for 2020. Last year, the company provided over $1.5 million through grants, general charitable contributions, and programming support to over 50 organizations across New Jersey. “At New Jersey American Water, we believe in giving back, and we are committed to supporting organizations that benefit the health and safety of our customers, their communities, and watersheds,” said Cheryl Norton, President of New Jersey American Water. “In addition to the ongoing support we provide to our community partners, we committed to making additional efforts to help those impacted by COVID-19 last year. From allocating additional funding to our customer assistance programs to donating directly to local healthcare systems and food banks, we... Read more →


Good Reasons for Brands to Use Memes to Drive Their Content Marketing 

Richard Dawkins, the noted evolutionary biologist, coined the term memes way back in 1976 to describe how ideas are replicated and, in the process, mutate and evolve to carry forward and engage the target audience. It has been observed that memes, over time, can take a life of their own as different groups adapt memes to carry forward their ideas. The potential of memes to create engagement and communicate a central message to develop a sense of belonging has been acknowledged by brands. Today, many of the world’s top brands are using memes to engage their audiences, for developing brand loyalty, and to tap new markets. Some of the most compelling reasons why brands use memes in their content marketing: Increases Engagement Memes are intrinsically... Read more →


Morris County Pharmacy Employee Charged with $1.9 Million Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – A pharmacy employee was charged for conspiring to offer and pay bribes and kickbacks in exchange for having prescriptions steered to the Morris County, New Jersey, pharmacy where he worked, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Srinivasa Raju, 49, of Haskell, New Jersey, was arrested today and charged by complaint with conspiring to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute. He had his initial appearance by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer and was released on $250,000 unsecured bond. Magdalena Jimenez, 56, of Newark, New Jersey, was previously charged with a parallel bribery and kickback scheme involving the same pharmacy. Those charges remain pending. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Raju had various responsibilities at... Read more →


Barbara J. Hoelke of Sewell; formerly of Runnemede.

Barbara J. Hoelke (nee DeSimone), on March 2, 2021, of Sewell; formerly of Runnemede. Age 78. Beloved wife of William. Devoted mother of Steven, Scott (Krystal), Todd (Kimberly), and Robert (Tonya). Loving grandmother of Brandon, Ashlee, Ryan, Jenelle, Lauren, Matthew, and Connor. Dear sister of Denise Burton (Joe) and Kim Garner (Bob). Barbara loved spending time with her family, especially her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed her dogs and vacations. There will be a Memorial Service 1pm Saturday, March 6th at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the Melanoma Research Foundation, PO Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329 (melanoma.org). Read more →


Ocean State Job Lot’s Philanthropic Efforts Total $25 Million in 2020

Members of the Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania police and fire departments receive their critical PPE donations from the Ocean State Job Lot store located at 980 Bethlehem Pike. Financial and product donations reach 142 communities in the Northeast North Kingstown, RI - (March 3, 2021) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is pleased to announce that in 2020, the retail chain supported the 142 communities in which it has stores with $25 million in financial and product donations. The contributions were made in support of OSJL’s eight primary areas of focus, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning, as well as new programs specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more →


Raymond L. Villano, Past Employee of The Bulletin, Acme, Korean War Vet

On February 28, 2021. Age 91. Of Collingswood. Formerly of Camden. Beloved son of the late Nicholas E. Villano and Rose Raymond Villano. Survived by his brother, William Villano. Predeceased by his siblings, Dorothy Gallagher, Aldo Villano, Eddie Villano and Thelma LaRue. Cherished uncle of Christopher Vasapolli, Valiant Vasapolli, Michael Gallagher and Donna Vasapolli. Also survived by many loving great-nieces and nephews. Gloucestercitynews.net files Raymond proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of art. He worked many years as an artist for the Philadelphia Bulletin. Later in life, he worked at the ACME in Westmont. " Greater love has no man than this than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13.... Read more →