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April 14, 2021

Detectives Investigating Overnight Shooting in Camden City

Camden City, N.J. – Detectives are investigating an overnight homicide in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police were called to the intersection of 6th St. and Viola St. around 2:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they located a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. He has been identified as Mahlon Kellum, 28, of Camden. The shooting remains under investigation and detectives are working to determine who is responsible. Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call CCPO Det. Kevin Courtney at 856-397-6770 or Camden County Police Det. Sean Miller at... Read more →

Michael "Hutch" Hutchinson, A Gentle Giant, Who Loved His Family, Friends and Life Itself

A Member of GHS 1,000 Point Club and GHS Athletic Hall of Fame Michael "Hutch" Hutchinson GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 14, 2021)--On April 9, 2021, Michael “Hutch” Hutchinson, of Gloucester City, passed away at the age of 64. He left this world surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his life. Hutch was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1975, where he excelled on the football field and basketball court. He was a member of the 1,000-point club for the GHS basketball team and was inducted into the Gloucester City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame because, according to him, “the rebounds were all mine”. Hutch worked many years as a corrections officer at Camden County Department of Corrections in Camden... Read more →

NJ Politics: State Takeover Puts Public Safety in Jeopardy in Atlantic City

By Don Guardian Earlier this month, I gathered on the Boardwalk with dozens of our city’s South Asian merchants to mourn the loss of Mehmood Ansari. Mehmood, the owner of City Souvenirs, died after being targeted by two teens who allegedly robbed his store at knifepoint. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files It was heartbreaking to hear these small business owners beg for protection after concerns for their personal safety had been ignored for months by state officials. Every shopkeeper had a story about being intimidated, harassed, or shoplifted. Many felt it was only a matter of time before the uptick in lawlessness led to a fatal tragedy. Mehmood’s sons, who ran to resuscitate him after he collapsed outside his store, were devastated by the loss of their... Read more →

Tips for Making Branded Apparel

Branded merchandise is one of the most successful promotional tactics companies can employ in their marketing mix. Having staff dressed in the same style of work clothing can help build a sense of unity, of being part of a team and of working together as part of a bigger entity. Alternatively, if you want to spread your marketing message even further, you could also look at handing out free branded clothing to your clients. Offering well-designed, branded merchandise can help businesses form a stronger bond with their clients while also reinforcing their message and engaging with customers in a way not possible with other forms of marketing. After all, everyone likes a freebie, right? Key considerations when designing branded apparel Before you start down the... Read more →

Cooper’s Addiction Medicine Center for Healing Opens New Camden City Office

At the Center for Healing ribbon-cutting are: Kaitlan Baston, MD, Medical Director, Center for Healing, and Eric Kupersmith, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Cooper University Health Care, front right, are joined by Center for Healing team members (l to r) Michael Buckley, MSW, Administrative Director, Carla Noguera, Manager, Ambulatory Operations, Brandon Rivera, Program Manager, Christopher Milburn, MD, Psychiatrist, and Iris Jones, LPC, Manager of Clinical Operations and Therapist. ++++++ (CAMDEN, NJ) – The Cooper Center for Healing, which includes Cooper University Health Care’s Addiction Medicine Division, has opened a new community-based office in Camden for patients suffering from addiction disorders. Conveniently located in the Bridgeview Building at 800 Cooper Street in Camden, the new office will provide more opportunities for substance use disorder treatments for patients... Read more →

Attention Boaters: Most Boat Registrations in Delaware Available Online

Registration Office to Open for Limited Services by Appointment Only As boating season gets underway, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds boaters that most boat registration services are online and accessible from the DNREC website. Online services include boat registration renewals, purchasing boat ramp certificates, duplicate registration cards and decals, and making address changes. Boaters in northern Delaware in particular are encouraged to utilize the convenient online registration services, while boat registration agents in Kent and Sussex counties listed on the DNREC website also provide boat registration services. To further serve the public, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife boat registration office located at the R&R Building at 89 Kings Highway, Dover DE 19901 will be open by appointment only... Read more →

ProPublica: The Lost Year...What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers

March 8, 12:58 p.m. EST Heather Davis comforts Madasyn Culver after a youth church service in Hobbs, New Mexico in late February. Celeste Sloman for ProPublica Education In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people. Republish ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New Mexico border in the great oil patch of the Permian Basin. There are the pump jacks scattered across the plains, nodding up and down with... Read more →

PET NEWS: Nugget Looking for A Loving Home

Nugget Adult Male German Shepherd Dog / Mixed Meet Nugget. Nugget is super friendly. He knows basic commands like "sit" and walks well on leash and loves to be by your side. He loves treats and belly rubs. Nugget gets along well with other dogs when outside (ex. dog park, etc.), but in his home he would need to be the only dog. Please no homes with small animals, cats or small/young children. Interested in adopting Nugget? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. Up to date with vaccinations No Small Dogs! Older Kids Only Not good with cats! Available 10/30/2017 Birth Date 08/02/2015 (may not be exact) Fill out an Application Stay updated Thank You|News & Press|Rainbow Bridge|Store|Amazon Wishlist|Maddie's Fund © Husky... Read more →

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – On average, approximately 10,000 Americans are killed each year in drunk driving crashes. In Camden County alone roughly 2,500 residents are convicted for driving under the influence (DUI) annually. Nationwide, alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death. Officials in Camden County and throughout the country are highlighting these and other important statistics as part of Alcohol Awareness Month, an initiative running through April to raise public awareness of underage drinking and driving, as well as the effects of alcohol use disorder which impacts an estimated 15 million adults across the United States. “Studies show that kids who have conversations with their parents about the dangers of drugs and alcohol are significantly less likely to use those substances than their... Read more →

CONSUMER NEWS: Twice-Baked California Sweetpotatoes

Nutritious and delicious, there are endless ways to enjoy California Sweetpotatoes. (NAPSI)—Trying to incorporate more healthy foods into your cooking repertoire? Think California Sweetpotatoes. Nutritious and delicious, California Sweetpotatoes are filled with plenty of vitamins and minerals, loaded with fiber and are heart-healthy to boot. There are endless ways, classic and creative, to enjoy California Sweetpotatoes. Take these Twice-Baked Sweetpotatoes, for example. They make an excellent side or even main dish—hello Meatless Monday—and, since California Sweetpotatoes are available year-round, you can switch things up with seasonal ingredients. If you like getting creative in the kitchen, you’ll love using California Sweetpotatoes as a canvas for just about anything—savory and sweet. Twice-Baked California Sweetpotatoes Serves 4 4yellow/white-fleshed sweetpotatoes, about 12 oz each 1/3c sour cream 3T butter,... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Lebanon Valley College Recognizes Winter Student-Athletes ANNVILLE, PA (04/08/2021)-- Lebanon Valley College recognized the men's and women's ice hockey athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen athletic teams during the 2020-2021 winter season. Eric Malcarney of Haddonfield (08033), a graduate of Gilmour Academy, is a member of the men's ice hockey team and is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration. Zikmund Mroz of Mullica Hill (08062), a graduate of National Connections Academy, is a member of the men's ice hockey team and is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration. About Lebanon Valley College For three consecutive years (2018-2020), Lebanon Valley College has been listed as #1 in Pennsylvania for graduate job placement by the career guidance site Zippia.com, using federal data.... Read more →

CAMDEN COUNTY RESIDENTS: Regarding The Johnson and Johnson Covid Vaccine

FDA’s Call to Pause Use of J&J Vaccine The Camden County Department of Health has been monitoring the latest news from the FDA this morning regarding the J&J vaccine and the six impacted patients across the country. Based on the information that currently exists, and out of an abundance of caution, with guidance from the state Department of Health and our healthcare partners, we will be pausing the use of this vaccine. The Moderna vaccine will continue to be provided at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College, and both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will continue to be provided at the Kroc Center in Camden. Based on the current inventory of vaccines we will not need to reschedule any appointments, and... Read more →

Starting Your Small Farm from Scratch

Nowadays, farming is rapidly developing, allowing people to make environmentally friendly and natural products for sale. Farming allows entrepreneurs to sell such valuable products as meat (pork, beef, poultry), dairy products (milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream), eggs, vegetables, etc. In almost any city or village, there is a person who is involved in this business. Until recently, farming has started to thrive again and it brings huge profits to its owners. If you are among those people who are not afraid of challenges, starting your own farming business will be a good idea. What Do You Need to Start Your Farm? To organize your farm, you need to have the initial capital. It is also important to know the basic principles of its planning... Read more →

Wiggins Park Waterfront Stage Under Construction for Summer Event Series

Crews will be standing up the concert stage at Wiggins Waterfront Park in preparation for socially distanced summer concerts at the venue. The Camden County Parks Department did not hold any concerts at the park in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is preparing for the return of entertainment events thanks to increased outdoor capacity limits and the availability of vaccinations. “We are extremely excited to bring concerts back to Wiggins Park and to provide our residents with a much-needed dose of fun and relaxation,” said County Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Parks Department. “While we don’t know exactly what the pandemic will look like come June, we feel confident at this time that we will be able to bring back concert-goers in... Read more →

Rutgers–Camden Ph.D. student leads Camden’s return to urban gardening roots

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY – Looking at the City of Camden, says Lew Bivona, its reputation as the community gardening epicenter of the Garden State, let alone the country, may not be outwardly obvious. However, explains the Rutgers University–Camden doctoral student, there was a time when the city may have actually held the unofficial title. He cites a 2010 report from the University of Pennsylvania that led its authors to suggest that Camden growers may have created more community gardens per person than any city in the United States. “The city’s rich legacy of gardening was built on maintaining cultural and historical ties,” says the Ph.D. student in public affairs. “Many gardeners had grandparents who were sharecroppers and much of the food produced was... Read more →

El Paso Seeing Surge in Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims Using Stolen ID's

EL PASO, texas--The FBI El Paso field office has seen an increase in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims complaints related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic involving the use of stolen personally identifiable information (PII) Nationwide, individuals have been victimized by criminal actors impersonating the victims and using the victims’ stolen identities to submit fraudulent unemployment insurance claims online. The criminals obtain the stolen identity using a variety of techniques, including the online purchase of stolen PII, previous data breaches, computer intrusions, cold-calling victims while using impersonation scams, email phishing schemes, physical theft of data from individuals or third parties, and from public websites and social media accounts, among other methods. Many victims of identity theft related to unemployment insurance claims do not know they have been... Read more →