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March 5, 2021

Rowan v Cabrini Lacrosse Game Canceled

GLASSBORO, NJ (March 5, 2021)--- The Rowan women's lacrosse game against Cabrini that was Gloucestercitynews.net files scheduled for Saturday, March 6 has been canceled. It is not yet determined whether this game will be made up in the future. The Profs' next scheduled contest is a home game on Saturday, March 13 against Immaculata at 1 p.m.​ Read more →


Camden City Mayor Stepping Down; Councilman Carstarphen Seeking the Position

(Camden City, NJ)(March 5, 2021)-- - Saying Camden City is on the rise thanks to the decades of leadership provided by Camden City Mayor Francisco A. “Frank” Moran, today Camden County Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson and Camden City Councilman At-Large Angel Fuentes offered praise for Moran on the announcement that Moran will not seek re-election this year due to health concerns. Sheriff Wilson and Councilman Fuentes also offered their enthusiastic support for Ward 2 City Councilman Vic Carstarphen to run for Mayor and called on the entire Camden City Democratic Committee to join them in their endorsement. “Mayor Moran has been at the forefront of Camden’s many recent successes -- from our groundbreaking community policing reforms praised by President Barack Obama and the amazing turnaround... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Favors Voting Rights, Anti-Corruption and Ethics Reforms

Norcross Joins House Democrats in Passing Historic Legislature WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington, protect and expand voting rights, restore integrity to government and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests. “I’ve always supported making voting easier, not harder, and today, I proudly voted to pass the most transformational and comprehensive suite of pro-democracy reforms in a generation,” said Congressman Norcross. “This bill gives us the opportunity to finally give more Americans the ability to have their voices heard, to implement campaign finance reform and to restore trust in our public institutions. Voting rights aren’t a... Read more →


NJ News Commons: MURPHY CONFIDENT NJ'S COVID TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE

Gov. Phil Murphy reflected on the state's future yesterday, as COVID vaccines start to become available. The day we achieve a 70% vaccination rate is getting closer. “If you get to the last week of March or first week of April, I believe the supplies from Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna are going to explode,” he said. “We will be in a dramatically, quantumly different place.” (ROI-NJ) NJ REPUBLICANS PLAN TO TACKLE MURPHY'S COVID RECORD The Murphy administration has received a public records request from the Republican Governors Association. The issue appears to be Gov. Phil Murphy's communication with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “regarding nursing homes and long-term care facilities.” Still, the "request is likely to be denied, as New Jersey’s public records... Read more →


Samaritan’s Virtual Celebration of Life Gala Raises More Than $142,000

Cliff Mancine (right) of Cinnaminson, pictured here with his wife Kathy, was named a 2021 winner of Samaritan’s annual Delightful Dining Raffle at the organization’s annual Celebration of Life Gala. As a winner, Cliff was awarded twelve $100 dining gift certificates, valued at a total of $1,200, to some of the area’s finest restaurants. Samaritan’s Circle of Excellence Award Given to the Organization’s Staff for Quality, Compassionate Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Local Residents Named Delightful Dining Raffle Winners Mount Laurel, NJ – Samaritan recently held its annual Celebration of Life Gala, presented by Holman Enterprises, virtually on Saturday, February 6. The Gala, entitled Be A Samaritan: Celebration of Life, raised more than $142,000 in charitable support for the not-for-profit’s comprehensive family of services that... Read more →


Republican Candidates for New Jersey Senate and Assembly Announced

GCGOP Chairwoman Vigilante And CCGOP Chairman Rich Ambrosino Announce LD4 Candidates Pakradooni for Senate, Kline and Gonzalez for Assembly WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Gloucester County GOP Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante and Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino announced candidates in the Fourth Legislative District today. Steve Pakradooni is running for state Senate while Patricia Kline and Denise Gonzalez are running for Assembly. The county chairs remarked, “We are proud to place Steve Pakradooni, Patricia Kline and Denise Gonzalez in our county lines with gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli. No question, when elected, the three will help Jack fix New Jersey.” Steve Pakradooni, a Small Business Owner for over 30 years, said, “The coronavirus pandemic has hit the fourth legislative district hard thanks to Governor Murphy ruling by emergency... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: “The Decline Of An Easily Offended Society”

It began slowly. Society started being easily offended. Many embracing the mentality of ONLY their opinion matters. Before long statues were being removed, labels on products were being changed or removed and even toys had to be censored for the easily offended tender people. Flags started being taken down and certain religions demonized as well as parts of society from a different generation and time. Violence erupted across the country as people thought this was an answer to problems largely overhyped by irresponsible media controlled by their puppet master owners and politicians who they married in with. The violence was deemed acceptable by these politicians depending on of course whose side you were on. Other violence, if it opposed their hidden sneaky agenda was condemned,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Special Agent Wayne Snyder died from COVID 19 complications

Special Agent Wayne Douglas Snyder Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 2021 Special Agent Wayne Snyder, age 61 died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Special Agent Snyder had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for seven years and was assigned to the Office of Professional Standards. He had previously served with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for one year after retiring from the Atlanta Police Department with 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of... Read more →


CONGRESSMAN Norcross Announces More Than $408K for Cancer Research at Coriell Institute

WASHINGTON POLITICS CAMDEN CITY NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, located in Camden City, has been awarded a $408,617 grant from the National Cancer Institute. This grant will go towards a research project aimed at exploring drug resistance in patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). “South Jersey continues to develop as a center for world-class medical research, and the Coriell Institute is leading the way with important initiatives to cure and prevent disease,” said Congressman Norcross. “Coriell’s groundbreaking research will assist in finding drugs that are more effective in treating people with cancer. I’m excited to see what this brilliant team in Camden will accomplish.” The project director for this research at Coriell is Dr.... Read more →


What MVC Centers Are Closed and Opened

Flemington MVC Center Closed Until March 15 TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) today announced that the Flemington Licensing Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Monday, March 15. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Saturday, Feb. 27. MVC Centers Reopening 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 for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates: Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center Monday, March 8 Newark Regional/Licensing Center Wednesday, March 10 Cherry Hill Vehicle Center Thursday, March 11 Rahway Licensing Center Friday, March 12 West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center Friday, March... Read more →


K9 Meet and Greet Added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Exhibit

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, adds to the K9 section of their TBI exhibit and will host a K9 meet and greet for the public PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (March 4, 2021) – Those who are interested in the amazing skills of TBI’s K9 unit will not want to miss this exhibit at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. The exhibit includes a section on K9s and on March 12, 2021 it will showcase the unit’s newest members. The museum will also host a K9 meet and greet on April 1, 2021, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. “We offer a fascinating look at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and now it’s even better,” explains Candice Cook, director of operations at Alcatraz East Crime Museum.... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for the Fall 2020 Semester WILKES-BARRE, PA (03/01/2021)-- Wilkes University interim Provost Terese Wignot announced the Dean's List for the fall 2020 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits. Ryley Kirk of Belmar Dante Gazzola of Cherry Hill Nickolas Gazzola of Cherry Hill Emily Lass of Cherry Hill Julia Marino of Blackwood Morgen Sitzler of Burlington Madelyn Zavada of Burlington Mikayla Ronczka of Voorhees Noah Taylor of Lumberton Peyton Walsh of Mullica Hill Joseph Marino of Swedesboro Brianna Rowland of Pennsauken Joseph Curry of Galloway Jamison Shaw of Marmora Zachary Rodriguez of Egg Harbor Township Lindsay Weaver of Somers Point Rylee Gaskill of Mays... Read more →


NRA-ILA Report: House of Representatives to Vote on Two Gun Control Bills!

According to reports from Capitol Hill, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on two gun control bills as early as next week. The first bill, so-called “universal” background check legislation, would criminalize the private transfer of firearms. The second bill, sometimes inaccurately described as legislation to close the “Charleston loophole,” would undermine the Second Amendment right by permitting the federal government to delay a firearm transfer indefinitely without proof that the transferee is prohibited from possessing firearms. Criminalization of Private Firearm Transfers The 2021 House gun control agenda promises to include H.R. 8, introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), which purports to be a so-called “universal” background check bill. This legislation would make it a crime, subject to certain limited exceptions, to... Read more →


JoAnn Means in Newly Created Director of DEI at Aceda Integrated Health

Glassboro, NJ (March 1, 2021) – Acenda welcomes JoAnn Means as the organization’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Means will be responsible for implementing a holistic enterprise-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy to advance a climate of equality and opportunity at Acenda. She will also serve as an advocate and resource for Acenda staff throughout the agency’s 56+ locations in New Jersey. "I am delighted to join Team Acenda and help accelerate DEI progress throughout the agency,” said JoAnn Means, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. “Inequalities go against the very ideals that Acenda stands for as a community-based integrated health provider and I am proud to be furthering our shared vision of inclusivity and opportunity.” JoAnn has devoted her professional career to... Read more →


Buck's County DA's Office Against Pardoning Convicted Murderer John Brookins

John Brookins, convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the brutal Dec. 20, 1990 murder of 58-year-old Sheila Ginsberg in her Bristol Township apartment, will appear Thursday morning before the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons seeking clemency -- a motion that the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office strongly opposes. For nearly three decades, Brookins has repeatedly lied and denied his guilt despite all the evidence in the case pointing only to him. He has blamed the victim’s daughter, claimed testing of DNA evidence will clear his name and developed a following by portraying himself as a wrongfully convicted man. “We believe strongly in justice here in Bucks County,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “Mr. Brookins’ petition to be absolved of his murderous conduct in the... Read more →