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May 2, 2021

GLOUCESTER CITY:

Radon Excavation Work Ongoing at Ferry's Fence and Holt Marine Terminal

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021)--The removable of the radon material from the Ferry Fence office property on 7th Street began this year in January. The area encompasses 4600 square feet. The cost for this work is estimated at $500,000. The arrows point to air monitors put in place to monitor the quality of the air. Because of a low water table, according to an EPA spokesperson, the excavation pit in front of the property filled up with water. That section of 7th Street has been in deplorable conditions since the late 80s because of poor drainage due to inadequate infrastructure. (photo credit CNBNews) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 2, 2021)--The U.S. Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) continues its efforts to remove... Read more →


Brittany Morrone, of Bellmawr, Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA (04/30/2021)-- Brittany Morrone of Bellmawr, New Jersey, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Morrone was initiated at East Tennessee State University. Morrone is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897... Read more →


Ceara Burden and Cassidy Diamond Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa

TUSCALOOSA, AL (04/30/2021)-- The purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa is to recognize those students who have attained high standards in collegiate activities, to inspire others to strive for similar attainments, and to bring together students in all areas of college life: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social and religious activities; campus government; journalism, speech and mass media; and creative and performing arts. Ceara Burden of Lumberton (08048) Cassidy Diamond of Ocean City (08226) The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state's flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200-degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in... Read more →


Biden Administration Receives Praise for Ending OCO Account Abuse

Overseas Contingency Operations Account Overthrown Goodbye and good riddance to this budget abuse You may have missed it what with vaccines and trillions of dollars of spending, but the brief initial budget outline spoke volumes about a long-standing bipartisan budget dodge that has been used to evade budget caps. We are of course talking about the Biden Administration ending the practice of asking for additional Pentagon funds through the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account. “The discretionary request also discontinues requests for Overseas Contingency Operations as a separate funding category, instead funding direct war costs and enduring operations in the DOD base budget, a significant budgetary reform.” As a faithful Weekly Wastebasket reader (share with your friends and family) you know we’ve been railing against this... Read more →


Kara Kennedy, of Pitman Graduates from University of Mississippi

OXFORD, MISS. (04/30/2021)-- , NJ, is among the more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 who will be celebrated during the university's 168th Commencement exercises April 29 - May 2. Kennedy, who is a Master of Accy. & Data Analytics major, is a candidate for a Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics degree in the Graduate School. "This class of graduates is marked by incredible achievements, character and resilience, and it is a great privilege to celebrate them during Commencement," said UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce. "They have accomplished so much during their years at the university, and the path ahead is bright and filled with endless possibilities." Jonathan T.M. Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, will deliver the... Read more →


Beware of State-Supported “Clean Energy” Loans

They Are Putting Borrowers At Risk of Losing Their Homes Dozens of Missouri homeowners who used PACE loans to fix up their houses ended up trapped in debt and could soon see their homes sold at auction. by Jeremy Kohler and Haru Coryne Co-published with St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Kansas City Star ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Diana Thomas needed a new furnace and four small basement windows for her two-story home on the east side of Kansas City. But she had little cash and bad credit. In late 2016, a contractor told her about a loan program that required no money down and would let her... Read more →


Baylee Turetzky of Marlton Inducted into Kinesiology Honor Society

SCRANTON, PA (04/30/2021)-- Baylee Turetzky of Marlton was among the 15 University of Scranton students inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa, the national honor society in kinesiology. For induction into the honor society, students in the fall of their senior year should have achieved an overall minimum grade point average of 3.65, and a 3.65 grade point average in all kinesiology courses. The honor society was founded in 1913. The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Read more →


Officer Down: Chandler Police Officer Chris Farrar, Killed by a Vehicle

Chandler Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 2021 CHANDLER, ARIZONA (May 2, 2021)--Police Officer Chris Farrar was struck and killed by a vehicle during a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle involving multiple agencies. Deputies with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office had initiated the pursuit of a known felon shortly after 10:00 pm. The driver of the vehicle fired shots and at the responding deputies before entering Chandler, Arizona. The man drove through a gate and onto the runway of the Chandler Regional Airport and then back into the community. He drove to a car dealership on East Motorplex Loop where he stole a truck. As the man exited the dealership, he struck Officer Farrar and a Gilbert police officer, causing both... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Mark Anderson Dies After Argument With Inmate

Detention Deputy Mark Edward Anderson Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota End of Watch Thursday, April 15, 2021 Detention Deputy Mark Anderson, age 52, suffered a fatal heart attack after interacting with a belligerent inmate in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Deputy Anderson was working alone managing gym-use time for inmates when one of the inmates became extremely upset, prompting Deputy Anderson to call for emergency response from other deputies. Additional deputies responded and they escorted the inmate back to his unit. Deputy Anderson was preparing for a subsequent shift when he collapsed in the locker room. Deputy Anderson had served with the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He is survived by his daughter and brother, as well as his significant other and... Read more →


Officer Down: Two Officers Shot and Killed During a Welfare Check at a Home

Sergeant Chris Ward (left) and Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox, Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina End of Watch: Wednesday, April 28, 2021Sergeant Chris Ward Watauga County, North Carolina--On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox and Sergeant Chris Ward were shot and killed while conducting a welfare check at a home on Hardaman Circle. A coworker of the homeowner had requested a welfare check after the man did not report for work and was not answering his phone. Responding officers discovered all the vehicles belonging to the owner in the driveway. As Sergeant Ward and Deputy Fox entered the home to check on the occupants someone inside opened fire, striking both deputies. Backup officers were able to extract Sergeant Ward from the home but... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Cpl. Heacook Murdered, Suspect Stomped on Officer's Head

Corporal Keith Heacook Delmar Police Department, Maryland End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 DELMAR, DELAWARE (May 2, 2021)--Corporal Keith Heacook succumbed to injuries sustained on April 25th, 2021, when he was assaulted after responding to a fight call in 11000 block of Buckingham Drive in Delmar, Delaware. Gloucestercitynews.net files He was the only officer on duty when he responded to the call at approximately 5:00 am. Corporal Heacook was assaulted by a male subject who then repeatedly stomped on his head after he had become unconscious. The man then assaulted an elderly couple who lived across the street. Officers from the Delaware State Police and Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Maryland, were dispatched to check on Corporal Heacook when he failed to respond to dispatchers.... Read more →