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April 29, 2021

McCaffrey Drives in Winning Runs in 9th as #11 Rowan Baseball Holds Off Stockton, 8-6

GALLOWAY, NJ - Trip McCaffrey drove in the game-winning runs in the top of the ninth inning as #11 Rowan (16-3; 14-1 NJAC) held off Stockton's comeback and scored an 8-6 victory in NJAC baseball action. McCaffrey's single brought home Ryan McIsaac and Ryan Murphy as the Profs won their seventh game in a row. Zach Listro (3-0) earned the win in relief of starter Drew Ryback by keeping the Ospreys scoreless over the final 2.2 innings. McCaffrey's timely hit, his first of the game, came with two outs and McIsaac on third after he reached base with a single, and Murphy on second after being issued an intentional walk and then advancing on a walk to Nick Schooley. The Profs opened the game taking... Read more →


Cooper Expands Hours at Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center

Cooper University Health Care (EAST CAMDEN, NJ)(April 29, 2021) -- Cooper University Health Care is expanding the hours at the COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in East Camden. COVID-19 vaccinations at the site are available Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled online at my.cooperhealth.org or by calling 856-225-6141. Vaccinations are also available on a walk-in basis. Multi-lingual staff are available at the center to help residents sign up and to provide vaccine education. The Kroc Center is located at 1865 Harrison Avenue in Camden. According to New Jersey... Read more →


Traffic Alert: I-295 northbound right lane closure in Bellmawr Continues Friday

I-295 northbound right lane closure canceled today in Bellmawr (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the right lane on I-295 northbound that was scheduled to be closed today has been postponed and the lane is open. A daytime closure will be necessary tomorrow as planned to continue work on the retaining wall investigation in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 30 until 4 p.m., the right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed beginning just past the Creek Road overpass before Exit 26 where the highway splits for I-76 toward Philadelphia/I-295 toward Trenton and will continue through the tunnel. The closure is necessary for continued excavation work on the retaining wall that partially collapsed in March.... Read more →


COVID-19 vaccination Event for Philadelphia’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

PHILADELPHIA PA (April 29, 2021)--The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate is teaming up with The City of Philadelphia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a COVID-19 vaccination event for Philadelphia’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. The event will take place in the Hunting Park neighborhood of North Philadelphia. Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Esperanza Community Vaccination Center 4261 North 5th Street (Enter at 4th and Bristol Street) Philadelphia, PA 19140 Those interested can pre-register at http://bit.ly/deafdayapt before noon on Friday. Second shots will be scheduled on-site for May 22nd. FEMA will be providing American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI), and a Spanish-speaking Deaf Interpreter on site throughout the... Read more →


How to Keep Yourself COVID-Safe After Vaccination

CurexLab, a provider of approved COVID-19 PPE and lab supplies, offers tips on how to stay safe after vaccination NEW YORK, New York – (April 28, 2021) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been over 212 million COVID vaccinations administered around the country. As millions of people get the vaccine, they may still be wondering how they can continue to minimize their risks of contracting the virus. The good news is that there are ways to help reduce risks and keep healthy. “It’s a great idea to get the vaccine, but getting it doesn’t mean you can completely let your guard down,” explains Shan S. Haider, chief executive officer of CurexLab, one of the largest suppliers of COVID-19... Read more →


FEMA Announces Federal Disaster Assistance for New Jersey

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and snowstorms from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2021. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in Cape May, Morris, Ocean, Sussex and Warren counties. In addition, federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow removal for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Morris, Sussex and Warren... Read more →


World Naked Gardening Day, May 1

Where can naturists and nudists bare it all outdoors while they tend to their carrots — without getting snagged by thorny legal issues? To mark World Naked Gardening Day on May 1, LawnStarter exposes 2021’s Best Cities for Naked Gardening. We compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across nine key metrics. Among the factors, we looked at? The nudist population, legality of nudity, and gardener-friendliness, of course. Dig into the 10 best cities for gardening au naturale (and the 10 cities to stay clothed in) below, followed by some highlights and lowlights from our report. Best Cities for Naked Gardening Rank City 1 Miami, FL 2 Austin, TX 3 Seattle, WA 4 Atlanta, GA 5 Portland, OR 6 Anaheim, CA 7 Orlando, FL 8 Riverside,... Read more →


Video: Senator Tim Scott Delivers Republican's Response to President Biden's Speech

+++++ Click Link to video of President Biden's full speech Joe Biden is closing in on the first 100 days of his presidency, having far exceeded some goals – he smashed his vaccination target – and having fallen short of others, such as his pledge to dramatically raise the refugee cap. Read more here: https://www.politico.com/live-news-up... Read more →


Rep. Norcross Praises President Biden

Norcross Statement on President Biden’s First Address to Joint Session of Congress WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement: “Tonight, President Biden, joined by Vice President Harris and House Speaker Pelosi, proved we’re not only making history – we’re making progress. On the eve of the Biden-Harris Administration’s 100th day, over 232 million Americans have been vaccinated, and the American Rescue Plan has provided immediate relief to working people, families, small businesses and students around the nation. “It was inspiring to hear the President highlight his American Jobs Plan, which will add millions of jobs, enhance workers’ rights with the PRO Act and expand Buy American to help our nation build back better. The President understands that when American families... Read more →


Good News: Camden Academy Charter HS Students Will Have New Opportunites

Camden City, N.J. – Students at Camden Academy Charter High School will have new opportunities to earn a four-year college degree under a new partnership with Camden County College and Stockton University. Camden Academy will host a signing ceremony with representatives of the three schools at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30 at the high school, 250 Federal St. Camden Academy students currently participating in the College (NOW)! Program along with 60 students in grades 8-11, who are eligible, will be in attendance. Parking will be available at Camden Academy. Media are asked to RSVP to Audrey Jacobson at Camden Academy Charter High School, (856) 365- 1000 x396, aangeloni@camdencsn.org Stockton University contact Diane D’Amico 609 652-4593 Camden County College contact: Ron Tomasello 856 374-4949 About... Read more →


TCNJ Beats Rowan Lacrosse 19-12

EWING, NJ - Rowan owned an early lead but 15th-ranked TCNJ took over by halftime to post a 19-12 win over the Profs in the semifinals of the 2021 NJAC Women's Lacrosse Championship Tournament. Dara Hennessy, Ashley Lechliter, Shannen Sterner, Elise Cohan and Erin Renshaw posted two goals apiece for third-seeded Rowan. Julia Grlica had a goal and an assist and goalie Reilly Shaup made 13 saves on the day. Hennessy helped Rowan take a 5-3 first-half lead as she scored two goals, but then the Lions scored five straight to own an 8-5 advantage at halftime. Lechliter, assisted by Julianna Corson, Sterner and Grlica each netted first-half goals for the Profs. Second-seeded TCNJ (6-2) scored the first two of the second half and despite... Read more →


Chance of Covid-19 Exposure Closes NJ Lottery Headquarters

TRENTON (April 28, 2021) – The New Jersey Lottery headquarters building is temporarily closed effective immediately for cleaning due to a positive case of Covid-19. Operations will continue at the Lottery’s Business Continuity Site, which is designated as a back-up facility to ensure continuity of critical business functions in the event that Lottery Headquarters is ever closed or inaccessible for any reason. Lottery staff will conduct tonight’s evening drawings at the Business Continuity Site, a secure environment. As always, the drawings will be monitored by an independent auditor. The general public should be aware that: The drawings will be held at the Business Continuity Site. The drawings will still be conducted using mechanical ball machines and in accordance with standard lottery procedures. Drawings for games... Read more →


How Much Do Teachers Make in NJ?

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square Apr 22, 2021 The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to an education. Though the federal government has set some academic standards, education policy is set largely at the state and local levels. State governments have authority over public school curriculums, teaching methods, instructional materials, and, in conjunction with local districts, teacher pay. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Without national compensation standards, average salaries for teachers across the country vary considerably. Depending on the state, the average teacher salary varies from as little as $45,300 to more than $85,000. The disparity in average teacher salary is less stark after adjusting for cost of living, yet it is still substantial, with a nearly $25,000 difference between the state... Read more →


DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will Reopen May 1st

Visitors will be welcomed at the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve when it reopens for the season Saturday, May 1. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control facility will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is closed Mondays. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including an indoor visitor capacity of 15 individuals in addition to social distancing requirements. All visitors age kindergarten and above will be required to wear a face covering while in the center or enjoying the center’s deck. In the spring, the center’s large deck overlooking the harbor offers wildlife watchers an unparalleled view of the spectacle of spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, including federally-listed threatened red knots that depend... Read more →


Kurt Worthmann of Pine Hill Completes Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Sherman College

SPARTANBURG, SC (04/27/2021)-- Kurt Worthmann of Pine Hill, NJ, was one of 27 students from around the world who received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on March 19, 2021. The graduates participated in the college's 138th Commencement Program in December 2020 and completed their final requirements during the winter quarter of 2021. The ceremony had limited seating to ensure the safety of the graduates and their guests. The college also live-streamed the ceremonies on Facebook and YouTube so that friends and family could watch. The commencement address for the March 2021 class was given by Sherman College Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences Daniel J. Becker, M.Ed., D.C. The doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College requires students... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Amazon and Apple Gift Card Scam Says LTPD

The Lower Township Police Department would like to inform the public of a fraud that is currently spreading throughout our area. According to information received, numerous incidents throughout New Jersey have occurred where individuals are posing as employees of Amazon and Apple. This specific fraud is targeting our elderly population. Residents are receiving messages stating that their Amazon accounts have been hacked and/or there have been fraudulent purchases. A telephone number is then provided. Upon call back, the person on the other line is able to confirm recent Amazon purchases that the potential victim has made. The subject then informs the potential victim that in order to correct the fraudulent orders, a number of gift cards must be mailed to the caller. In one recent... Read more →


The Most Popular Types of Online Casino Games to Try Today

Online casinos offer a tantalising taste of unlimited riches – all within reach to those brave enough to take part in the action. If you’re ready to risk your hard-earned cash on a bet, your reward could be a jackpot that will change your life. Winning isn’t guaranteed, but it is possible. All you need to do is pick a game and start playing. But which game? The choice is seemingly endless; you could spend days just scrolling through lists of games. So, before you start searching for games, it’s a good idea to decide what type of game you want to play. Don’t worry, we’re going to talk you through the most popular types of casino games on the market to help guide you... Read more →


Scholar-Athletes at Bloomsburg University Honored

BLOOMSBURG, PA (04/27/2021)-- The Bloomsburg University athletic department virtually recognized a record 246 scholar-athletes for their academic successes over the course of the past two semesters. Scholar-Athlete recognition was awarded to those who achieved a grade point average of 3.25 or higher during the past two semesters or who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. Nicholas Heubel from Cherry Hill, a member of the Baseball team, was honored with recognition. Andrew Holmes from Egg Harbor Township, a member of the Baseball team, was honored with recognition. Reagan Glassmire from Burlington, a member of the Field Hockey team, was honored with recognition. Dana Sheply from Maple Shade, a member of the Field Hockey team, was honored with recognition. Thomas Goetz from Wenonah, a... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s 3 NJ Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’s’ for Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township – were each awarded an ‘A’ in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D,’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. “At a time when healthcare organizations are more vital than ever, we are especially honored to... Read more →


CAMDEN & TRENTON SCHOOL LEADERS HAIL BIDEN’S AMERICAN FAMILIES PLAN

AS TRANSFORMATIONAL FOR STUDENTS NATIONWIDE Groundbreaking investments in education, including universal Pre-K, will reshape learning in New Jersey – and America – for generations (CAMDEN) – Educational experts and public charter school leaders in New Jersey today released statements on President Biden’s proposed American Family Plan which will dramatically overhaul education and childcare. The plan includes hundreds of billions of dollars in funding for universal Pre-K, tuition-free community college, childcare, nutritional assistance, and more. The American Family Plan comes on the heels of a transformative infrastructure plan unveiled earlier this month which included historic investments to close the digital divide and help families and children access reliable internet once and for all. “This plan will help transform learning for children across our state, as well... Read more →


Cedar Crest College Students Author Children's Book

ALLENTOWN, PA (04/27/2021)-- A group of students, under the supervision and support of Dr. Ivonne Miranda, assistant professor of education, and Jill Odegaard, professor of art and department chair, are the authors and illustrators of a personal narrative children's book. The writing and illustrations capture the diversity of experiences that exists among students. These books will be donated to a collaborating school and used as mentor texts by teachers and students. The students are listed below: Alyssa Garrett of Pennsauken, NJ Olivia Roberts of Williamstown, NJ Breena Stalter of Cherry Hill, NJ Located in Allentown, Pa., Cedar Crest College has been named eleven years in a row among the top colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's Best College Rankings and as... Read more →


ATF Rule Would Upend Firearm Industry

NRA-ILA On April 20th, The Reload published what appears to be a leaked draft of an ATF proposed rule. The leaked document purports to be a proposed rule to change the regulatory definition of frame or receiver and alter federal marking requirements for firearms. The rule, if implemented, would completely upend the firearm industry by changing what parts must legally be considered a “firearm” under federal law. The name of the proposed rule and the regulatory identifier number match a rule that was transmitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs last week, so there is reason to believe it is authentic. However, this draft may not reflect the final version that will actually be published in the federal register. The draft rule primarily... Read more →