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April 12, 2021

Brooklawn Police Dept.

Becomes Member in Premier Program Designed to Protect Brooklawn's Children

BROOKLAWN, NJ (APRIL 12, 2021)--Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis announced today that his department has completed the necessary requirements to become a member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) program. The NCMEC released the following statement praising the Brooklawn Police Department on their accomplishment. From the moment the report of a missing child comes in, to the resolution of the case, every action taken has the potential to make the difference between a successful recovery or a tragic outcome. Police Chief Shamus Ellis The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) developed the Missing Kids Readiness Program to promote best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. Law Enforcement agencies and 911 Call Centers are... Read more →


Sindhi Foundation’s 350-mile Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love

The Sindhi Foundation’s 350-mile Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love began in New York City at the United Nations Headquarters. The Sindhi Foundation is excited to be walking through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and D.C., all in the name of human rights and climate change. Here are some updates: The Sindhi Foundation has received numerous new endorsements for their Long Walk. In the past few weeks, they have received the support and video messages from Congressman David Schweikert, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congressman Brad Sherman, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Congressman Adam Schiff, Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Congressman Raja Krishnamuthi and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, and many of whom are members of the Congressional Sindh Caucus. You can find the current endorsements on our... Read more →


NJ News Commons: NEW LAW WILL DISTRIBUTE $35 MILLION TO RESTAURANTS

On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that will direct $35 million to restaurants across the state. In total, five bills will support New Jersey businesses that have been severely affected by the pandemic. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will distribute the aid. (Patch / ROI-NJ) MURPHY AND FIRST LADY RECEIVE FIRST VACCINE SHOTS Gov. Phil Murphy and Tammy Murphy joined the millions of New Jersey residents who've been vaccinated for COVID-19. On Friday, they both got their first shot of the Pfizer vaccine. The couple now qualifies for the vaccine under the state's vaccine eligibility rules: they are both over age 55. (WHYY) PRISON OVERSIGHT OFFICIAL ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT The state official tasked with holding the prison system accountable will leave that post this... Read more →


*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PLANT TREES IN GLOUCESTER CITY

image source Pinterest GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(APRIL 12, 2021) The New Jersey Tree Foundation is looking for volunteers to help plant 40 trees along the 800-900 block of Mercer Street in Gloucester City. The date is Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 9 AM to 12Noon. See announcement below. Read more →


Soon Another Traffic Nightmare for Travelers Coming and Going Through Gloucester City

Klemm Avenue, one of the most dangerous overpasses in the US (May 25, 2013) The I-76 overpass at Klemm Ave. in Gloucester City, N.J. was named one of the worst bridges in 2013. The overpass was built in 1956. More than 191,000 vehicles use it every day, and $30 million has been earmarked for deck replacement CNBNews photo credit GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 12, 2021)(CNBNews--Residents in Gloucester City will be dealing with traffic detours in the very near future as the New Jersey Department of Transportation has pushed up their time table for the construction of a third large road project for the connected 76/42/295 corridor. The construction is beginning sooner than later because DOT is concerned about the poor condition of the Klemm Avenue... Read more →


Camden County College Professor William T. Lavell Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Employer

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BLACKWOOD, NJ (April 12, 2021)--William T. Lavell, a Camden County College Professor, a Caucasian, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the college claiming he is being paid less money than professors who are African-Americans. Gloucestercitynews.net files Lavell has been employed by the college since 1995. During that period, the 66-year-old Maryland resident has held the positions of Assistant Professor, Professor, Interim Dean, and Department Chair. In September 2020 Lavell submitted an Open Public Records Act request (OPRA) to the college seeking salary records for all college employees. As a result of that request Lavell, according to court documents, discovered stark racial disparities in salary between himself and his similarly situated, non-Caucasian counterparts, including Professors Melvin Roberts, and Lawrence Chatman,... Read more →


Parent's Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Cord Blood Banking

Giving the best for your baby is much more work than you expected. You plan many things, as simple as choosing a name to more complex things like developing a plan on what you want for your birth. Creating a birth plan is especially essential in the process. Thus, communication with your partner or doctor is also crucial. You may expect doctors to provide you a lot of options. There are prenatal testing options such as ultrasound, blood testing, and even cord blood banking. It may sound new to you; however, these can be the options you need to consider in the first few months. The cord blood banking decision should be considered during the early pregnancy stage. Deciding to bank your baby's cord blood... Read more →


Essential home selling mistakes that you must avoid

Selling your house can be a challenging and exciting project of your life! It gives you the scope to shift to a new location and earn a profit by selling your house. However, before you get all excited to see the “Sold” sign against your home, you need to be aware of a few mistakes that some people make. From not understanding the current real estate trends to not trusting your instinct, the errors are many. When you commit a mistake, it can result in frustrating after-effects. It can make you lose out on time and money. Here are a few errors that you need to avoid. Sell when you are not ready Placing your house in the market and listing service can be a... Read more →


What about you, Mommy?

When your kids ask about your own drug and alcohol history, what should you tell them? by: Carol Lloyd | September 21, 2014 “Did you ever try drugs, Mommy?” I paused as my 11-year-old daughter’s eyes flashed panic. How I got myself into the conversation was one of those meandering paths through the forest of torturous parental explanations. It all seemed so logical, so well-intentioned. … And now stupid, stupid Mommy, what had I done? My daughter is horrified by all notions of intoxication. If I drink an occasional glass of wine at dinner she regards me askance and asks if I’m drunk. If she hears about a kid at a given high school smoking marijuana, she declares she’s never ever going to that school.... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Being 55+ Has Its Advantages

MANAGING YOUR MONEY New wireless phone plans mean money savings and include Netflix. (NAPSI)—The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers—to the tune of 73 million and counting—and exerting an even greater economic impact. In fact, 55+ers are responsible for over half of U.S. consumer spending, according to AARP, contributing to the huge upsurge in online spending during the pandemic. If you are one of these lucky ones—as in 55 or older—you may not realize that you are actually the envy of many. People in this age group can save thousands of dollars a year on everyday goods and services so make sure you know about ALL of the discounts available to you. Whether planning... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Sports Heroes Who Served, Boxers and Patriots

DEC. 8, 2020 | 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. During World War II, Brooklyn, New York, was home to the Coast Guard's Manhattan Beach Training Station, where recruits were sent for basic training. The physical education regimen at Manhattan Beach was first class, featuring professional instructors in boxing, wrestling, track and field and judo. Heading the powerhouse boxing program was Coast Guard Cmdr. Jack Dempsey, who was the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. There were a number of champion boxers under Dempsey's tutelage, some of whom also served as instructors for the trainees. Among them was Lew Jenkins, who joined the Coast Guard in... Read more →


FRIENDS FOREVER: Baby Boomers Still Playing Together Even “Party Gaming” on Zoom

(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both. A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a nostalgic road trip back to the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Designed to be played by two teams, Boom Again features thousands of questions drawing upon Boomer’s memories of advertising slogans and jingles, politics and social movements, movies, music, television, and more. \ Groups of Baby Boomers are laughing their way through memories on a wide variety of their experiences: from The Twist to Disco; American Bandstand to Soul Train; Doris Day all the way to Janis Joplin, and on to Steve Martin; Hula Hoops to The Pill; and poodle skirts to mini-skirts. And they... Read more →


New Jersey owes $101.5 billion in public-employee retirement benefits

Beyond pension debts The Center Square (The Center Square) – Net liabilities in New Jersey for so-called other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which consist mainly of health care obligations to retired public employees, stood at about $101.5 billion in fiscal-year 2019, according to a recent analysis from the Reason Foundation. With a population of 8,882,190, the state posted a per-capita OPEB liability of $11,425, which represents the second highest value among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Reason study found. In total, these liabilities amount to 6 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, the researchers said. These debts are also geographically concentrated, with 15 government jurisdictions representing 50 percent of the total, the study found. In addition, any plan to expand Medicare... Read more →