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April 13, 2021

Robin Sue Morgan, of Gloucester City, age 54

Gloucester City – On April 10, 2021. Age 54. (nee Burns) Loving wife of 32 years to the late Haymond Morgan. Loving mother of Andrew Morgan (Amber), Andrea Morgan (Domingo), Chad Allen, Brandon Allen, Lorraine Morgan, Naomi Dippold (Timothy) and the late Alexis Marie Morgan. Cherished grandmother of Elara Alexis Morgan, Alexander Matthew Allen, Olivia June Lasky, Megan Dippold, Courtney Dippold, Sadie Campbell and Craig Campbell. Beloved sister of Veronica Allen, Paul Burns, Glen Campbell, the late Frank Burns and the late Phillip Campbell. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday morning, April 17th, from 10 to 11:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 11:30 AM in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Condolences... Read more →

CAMDEN CITY NJ: North 27th Street to Close Wednesday for Water Repair

(Lindenwold, NJ) – Commissioner Al Dyer has been notified that New Jersey American Water will repair a water line on North 27th Street in Camden between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on April 14. There will be a full road closure of North 27th Street from River Avenue to Federal Street during that time. “Please allow yourself extra time to reach your destination and remain alert if your route includes this section of North 27th Street in Camden,” said Dyer, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “Any time a project requires the full closure of a roadway you can expect sudden stops, new traffic patterns, and other changing conditions.” A posted detour route will guide motorists around the impacted area. Scheduling and... Read more →

New Database of Education Resources Available

New Database Allows Parents, Teachers, and Students to Find the Remote, Digital, and Microschooling Tools They Need CER's Essential Education database is searchable by grade, subject, format, and price. WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new database of education resources helps people sort through the dizzying array of learning tools that aim to smooth the transition from in-person, traditional learning to remote, digital, and microschooling environments. Built and hosted by the Center for Education Reform, the “Essential Education” database consists of resources that have been vetted by CER, a nonprofit that works to expand educational opportunities to ensure all have access to productive futures. “Over the past year, parents have been forced to D.I.Y.-teach, while teachers have been forced to overhaul everything from their curricula to their... Read more →

Washington Politics: Budget, Budget, Who’s Got The Budget?

WEEKLY WASTEBASKET ....And what, exactly, is taking so long? | Weekly Wastebasket (Washington DC)April 8, 2021)Apologies to Andy Williams, but when you’re a budget nerd “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is when the President’s Budget Request is released. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files The initial proposals from the Biden administration were supposed to already be here. We were told it was coming. But we’re still waiting. Reportedly – pant, pant – it’s coming out tomorrow. On Friday, when no one pays attention (but we will). We’re used to new presidential administrations taking a bit longer to put out its “real” budget with all the tables and details that we delve into and analyze and write about. But we usually have a “blue print” or an... Read more →

NRA-ILA: President Joe Biden Rarely Seems to Make Much Sense

In New Executive Gun Control Push, Biden Seems to Throw Obama, and Himself, Under the Bus Many have come to realize that Joe Biden rarely seems to make much sense, especially when speaking publicly. At his recent Rose Garden ceremony, where he announced his latest assault on the Second Amendment, he lied a number of times, and garbled the name of the federal agency tasked with enforcing federal gun laws. At the Rose Garden ceremony, Biden announced these six actions: “The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” While the text of the rule is not available at this time, it is likely that this rule is aimed at the self-made firearms market. The... Read more →

JERSEYCAN! Concrete Solutions to Support Students, Families and Educators

New Report Provides Concrete Solutions to Support Students, Families and Educators with New Federal Funding Report offers evidence-based ideas from around the country to guide policy solutions NEW JERSEY – JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high quality schools for all New Jersey students, released today a framework for state actions to accelerate student learning through and beyond pandemic recovery. A Time to Act: A Framework to Accelerate Learning identifies five major elements that comprise the framework for action: ● Student and Family Engagement ● High Quality, Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction and Training ● Effective Resource Allocation for Equitable Systems ● Educator Support and Innovative Staffing ● Data for Understanding Student Learning The specific policy recommendations are derived from successful strategies from across the country and tailored... Read more →

Officer Down: Sergeant James Smith Shot and Killed by Suspect

Sergeant James Smith Iowa State Patrol, Iowa End of Watch Friday, April 9, 2021 Sergeant Jim Smith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject who had assaulted and disarmed another law enforcement officer during a traffic stop near Grundy Center. The subject initially fled as officers attempted to stop him but stopped and confronted them and antagonized them to shoot him. The man then assaulted one of the officers and disarmed him after placing the officer in a chokehold. He was able to get back into his car and fled to his home at 305 G Avenue. Responding officers established a perimeter around the home and established an arrest team. When the arrest team entered the home, the man opened fire with... Read more →

Four Rowan University Student-Athletes Earn NJAC Weekly Honors

GLASSBORO, NJ - Four Rowan student-athletes earned NJAC weekly honors for April 12 – Alex Kokos (baseball); Sonia Sharma (softball); Earnest Daniel (men’s track & field) and Francis Terry (track & field). Kokos (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley HS) was named the NJAC Baseball Player of the Weeks as he reached a career milestone by recording his 200th career hit in the 14-11 win over Rutgers-Newark in the first game of a doubleheader on April 10. Kokos went 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI and two doubles in that game and was 3-for-4 in the night cap with one run, two RBI and two doubles. In #20 Rowan’s four wins last week, he batted .588 (10-for-17) with seven runs scored, eight RBI and six doubles. The senior... Read more →

NRA-ILA : Millions of Americans Bought Guns Last Month

NRA-ILA SOURCE Firearm retailers reported to their trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, that 40% of their customers during the Surge of 2020 were first-time gun buyers. This works out to an estimated 8 million new gun owners in 2020, and March's NICS data shows that surge in sales is a new era rather than a short-lived spike. One year ago, we marked a new all-time record for monthly NICS background checks numbers after March 2020 saw more than 3.7 million, which bested the previous record by more than four hundred thousand checks. As the pandemic was joined by additional societal stressors, the surge in gun sales only picked up the pace. The March 2020 record only lasted until June 2020, and that record... Read more →

REPORT: How Easy is it to Vote Early in Your State?

WASHINGTON, DC - A new report by the nonpartisan nonprofit Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR), How Easy is it to Vote Early in Your State?, was released today, categorizing states as green, yellow or red, depending on the availability of, or barriers to, early and mail voting. When states offer easy access to mail and early in-person voting options, it not only makes it more convenient for eligible voters, it also improves election integrity, as more voting gets spread out over several days. States considering rolling back these options, by making it harder to request and return a mail ballot or reducing early voting options, are harming both access to the ballot and election security, and going against the trend in both red... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Public Schools Resist Competition

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor April 12, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an op-ed that attacks religious and charter schools: The waiting list to get into charter schools is considerable in most cities. Most on the list are non-white. They want an alternative to the public schools. Why? For the same reason that rich people do: the public schools are unsatisfactory, and in many cases they are positively dreadful. But unlike the rich, most minority parents cannot afford to send their children to private schools. Enrollment at Catholic schools during the pandemic is down overall, though there are many important exceptions. Many low-income parents, and those who are out of work, cannot pay the tuition. A report by the National Catholic Educational... Read more →

One Jersey Cash 5 Winner Buys Ticket at Camden County Store

One Camden, One Hudson and One Ocean County Tickets Split $275,787 Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot TRENTON (April 12, 2021) – Three lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $275,787 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, April 9, drawing. Each ticket is worth $91,929. The winning numbers were: 06, 07, 08, 11, and 19 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailers will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for each winning ticket sold. Those tickets were sold at the following locations: Camden County: Jersey Bagel & Food Mart, 609 Sicklerville Rd., Sicklerville; Hudson County: Critel Associates, 465 Grand St., Jersey City; and, Ocean County: 7-Eleven #11043, 108 Lakeshore Way, Brick. Read more →

GOOD NEWS: NJ Tree Foundation to Plant 40 Trees on Mercer Street, Gloucester City

Volunteers plant trees at the Shane Chapman Playground, Park Avenue (photo credit Shade Commission) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--The New Jersey Tree Foundation will be planting 40 trees along the 800 and 900 Blocks of Mercer Street on Saturday, April 17th. The block has lost many trees to old age in recent years, and most have not been replaced. Primarily flowering ornamental trees will be planted, creating pops of color along the street. The NJ Tree Foundation and Gloucester City Shade Tree Committee are working together to organize the tree planting, and the trees will be planted with the help of volunteers. Saturday, April 17th, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm Best photo opportunities: 9:00am-10:00am 800 & 900 Block of Mercer Street Gloucester City, NJ 08030 The NJ Tree Foundation, Gloucester... Read more →

Major Drug Ring Operating out of Gloucester Twp. and Camden Busted

Camden, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police, in conjunction with the Gloucester Township Police Department, have arrested Felix Cruz-Ventura, 42, Daniel Garcia, 41, and Jennifer Gonzales, 30, all of Camden, N.J., and Randy Mora, 35, of Gloucester Township, N.J., and dismantled a drug trafficking network as a result of a 17-month cooperative investigation dubbed “Operation Speed Bump.” Detectives seized $350,000 worth of drugs including 4 pounds of fentanyl, 5 pounds of heroin, and 6 pounds of cocaine. In October of 2019, detectives from New Jersey State Police Gangs and Organized Crime Unit and the Gloucester Township Police Departmentbegan investigating drug activity in Camden County. During the investigation, detectives discovered that Mora, Cruz-Ventura, and Garcia were allegedly distributing narcotics in the Gloucester Township and Camden... Read more →