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July 27, 2021

Nine Garden State Parkway Service Areas to be Renamed After Outstanding N.J Talents

x To showcase the outstanding talent of the people of New Jersey and their contributions to the world, Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming nine service areas on the Garden State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) inductees in the arts, entertainment and sports. Nine service areas will be renamed as follows: Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service Area Vauxhall: Whitney Houston Service Area Cheesequake: Jon Bon Jovi Service Area Monmouth: Judy Blume Service Area Forked River: Celia Cruz Service... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Dean's list honors announced at Tufts University MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, MA (07/27/2021)-- Tufts University recently announced the dean's list for the Spring 2021 semester. Among those students are: Martina Tan of Mount Laurel, NJ, class of 2021 Aaron Klein of Hainesport, NJ, class of 2024 Andrew Rauscher of Moorestown, NJ, class of 2024 Sean Smallets of Sicklerville, NJ, class of 2024 Henry Adair of Ocean City, NJ, class of 2022 Tori Berlin of Cherry Hill, NJ, class of 2022 Callie Watson of Wall Township, NJ, class of 2022 Madison Beske-Somers of Mullica Hill, NJ, class of 2021 Andrew Cervantes of Mount Laurel,... Read more →


KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS ANNOUNCES LONG-AWAITED REOPENING

TICKETS ON SALE NOW On Saturday, September 18, Kimmel Cultural Campus will celebrate the region’s return of in-person performing arts by featuring performing arts organizations from around the region and FREE performances on the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Commonwealth Plaza The incredible 21/22 season lineup features events and artists spanning genres and appeal, including Hamilton, Dianne Reeves, Alton Brown, PHILADANCO, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Jerry Blavat, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Kristin Chenoweth, John Mulaney, Paw Patrol Live, and Friends! The Musical Parody FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, July 27, 2021) - Kimmel Cultural Campus, the region’s largest non-profit arts organization and... Read more →


Thomas W. Severns, Jr., on July 26, 2021, of Bellmawr

Thomas W. Severns, Jr., on July 26, 2021, of Bellmawr, formerly of Camden. Age 52. Beloved son of Georgette and Thomas Severns, Sr. Devoted father of Joel Severns. Loving brother of Georgette Biddle (Robert) and the late Michael Severns. Dear uncle of Robert Mader, III (Erica), Sean Mader (Michelle), Tiffany McKenna, Sara Mader, Emily Marchione and many great nieces and nephews. Thomas loved Philadelphia sports teams and spending time with his family. There will be a viewing from 9am to 10am on Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 10am at the Funeral Home. Interment Bethel Memorial Park. In... Read more →


Guest Opinion: What Unites Antifa and BLM?

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Antifa and Black Lives Matter: Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) share one goal and two strategies in common. Their goal is to destroy America and their preferred means are both violent and non-violent. In this regard, they make the Jan. 6 rioters look like the Little League—the Trump supporters did not kill anyone (the only person killed was a female unarmed protester), and they are not bent on destroying the country. Regarding this last point, the American people know this intuitively. A recent Rasmussen poll found that... Read more →


Acelero Learning Expanding its Reach Within South Jersey

New York, NY – Acelero Learning is expanding its reach within four areas of Camden, New Jersey. Newly awarded a $5.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, starting in September, Acelero will begin serving an additional 362 children (ages birth to five) and their families within the Boroughs of Clementon, Lindenwold, and Berlin, as well as within the City of Camden City. Since first becoming an EHS grantee in Camden in 2005, Acelero Learning has developed the premier birth-to-five program in the greater Camden/Philadelphia area and was named one of the top five Head Start programs... Read more →


Ten Muhlenberg Athletes Named to Sportsmanship Team

ALLENTOWN, PA (07/26/2021)-- Ten Muhlenberg College athletes, including Zachary Lill of Medford (08055), were recognized for their behavior on the field, course, court and track with their selection to the 2021 Spring All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team. Established by the CC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the All-Sportsmanship Team honors a member from each squad who displayed good sportsmanship throughout their career. The Mules who were honored were: (pictured above) Katie Chen, women's golf Sophie Chong, softball Karly DiSanto, women's lacrosse Jack Dollinger, baseball Cole Draghi, men's lacrosse Kayleigh Durning, women's track and field Sophia Framm, women's tennis Benedict Kohler, men's tennis... Read more →


Herbert Raymond "Smokey" Read, of Blackwood, Vietnam War Naval Veteran, Northrop Grumman Retiree

Blackwood – On Saturday, July 24, 2021. Age 78. Smokey, as everyone knew him started his life in Portland, Oregon. He was born to the Late Herbert Read Sr. & Thelma Read on March 5, 1943. Smokey was the 3rd born child and had 6 sisters and 1 brother: Beth (late Don) Murdock, Ruthie (Jim) Hasting, Mary (Jim) Jinkins, Marlene (Tom) Hammerschith, Larry (Dottie) Read, Terri (Mike) Peterson, and the Late Barbara Ault. He was also a beloved brother-in-law to Pauline Schusko, Paul Fowler (Marge), Barbara Masiko, Marcella Stoltz, the late Charles Stoltz, John Masiko, Ray Schusko, and the late... Read more →


Can cannabis treat pain?

Cannabis has had a predominantly bad reputation because of its association with hard illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin. It is a major part of the war on drugs but over time, this perception has begun to change. With more and more legalization due to its medicinal benefits and more online stores like MagicVaporizers making devices like dry herb vaporizers easily available, cannabis is becoming a drug that is more acceptable within different communities. Additionally, there are benefits from recreational use which adds value in terms of tourism and revenue to the economies of countries. By far, the most... Read more →


VIDEO: Coast Guard Rescues Seven in Rough Seas Southeast of Cape May

CAPE MAY, NJ Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. rescue seven people aboard a 40-foot sportfishing boat beset by weather 60 nautical miles southeast of Cape May, N.J., July 25, 2021. Mariners are encouraged to check weather forecasts before heading out on the water. U.S. Coast Guard video below. CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a sportfishing boat beset by weather 69 miles southeast of Cape May Sunday. A small craft advisory for the area indicated 4-to-6-foot seas with winds gusting up to 30 knots. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay... Read more →


Gibson Announces Launch of Record Label 

First Album With Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Album To Be Released in Partnership with BMG NASHVILLE, TN (July 26, 2021) For the past 127 years, Gibson--the iconic American instrument brand--has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound across genres of music and generations of players. Gibson today announced the launch of Gibson Records, headquartered in Music City, Nashville, TN—alongside a strategic label partnership with BMG. Over the past two and a half years, Gibson has launched successful music initiatives built around their iconic brands, premium guitars, and amazing artists. Not to mention initiatives that have re-energized the... Read more →


Glen Long, aka “Bless,” Leader of South Jersey/Philly Drug Trafficking Gang Arrested

CAMDEN CITY, N.J.(JULY – A leader of a drug trafficking organization operating in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested after previously being charged for his role in a drug distribution conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Glen Long, aka “Bless,” 27, of Philadelphia, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court later today. Long was charged in March 2021 with one count of conspiring to distribute crystal methamphetamine and heroin. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Using undercover agents, consensual recordings, controlled... Read more →


Americans Ready To Vacation With A Vengeance To Make Up For Lost Time

If you’re like most Americans, you missed taking a vacation last year—and really want to take one in 2021 (NAPSI)—One of the many long-lasting effects of the pandemic is a shift in the work-life balance. According to a survey by a world leader in travel deals, after a long year of sheltering at home, 92% of Americans plan to travel in 2021—and they don’t plan to hold back. Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: Americans Reflect on Missed Experiences Americans traveled less in 2020, and they have been feeling the loss in more ways than one: •Seventy-one percent of Americans didn’t travel at... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH '100% Outcomes Award'

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH “100% Outcomes Award” for its highly successful internship program for young adults with disabilities. The presentation took place at the recent Virtual Project SEARCH International Conference. Project SEARCH is an international work-transition program that teaches job skills to young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities over the course of a school year, with a new group of student interns starting each fall. There are 623 Project SEARCH Programs in 47 states and nine countries. This marked the fourth time Jefferson Health’s program has been... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Kern County Deputy Sheriff Phillip Campas Shot and Killed

Deputy Sheriff Phillip Campas Kern County Sheriff's Office, California End of Watch Sunday, July 25, 2021 KERN COUNTY, CALIF.--Deputy Sheriff Phillip Campas was shot and killed during a barricade at a home near the intersection of 1st Street and Poplar Avenue in Wasco. Deputies had initially responded to the home for reports of a shooting at about 1:00 pm. A subject inside fired at the deputies and then barricaded himself in the home, prompting the agency's SWAT team to be deployed. At about 3:00 pm the subject opened fire on members of the SWAT team as they approached the home.... Read more →


Muhlenberg College Scholar-Athlete Zachary Lill Named to Academic Honor Roll

ALLENTOWN, PA (07/26/2021)-- Seventy-two Muhlenberg College student-athletes, including Zachary Lill of Medford (08055), were recognized for their performance in the classroom and on the field, court, track and course with their selection to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring 2021 season. To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average through the end of the Fall 2020 semester. In addition, 19 Mules were named to the Academic All-Centennial team for earning spots on the Academic Honor Roll and... Read more →


Al DiGiacomo, 93, of Audubon/Camden City

Albert A. DiGiacomo, on July 25, 2021, of Audubon, formerly of Camden. Age 93. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Devoted father of Albert (Mariann), Linda Koehl (Wayne), Carol Souder (Bob), Joann (Amy Nase), Frank (Kathleen Citera) and Michael (Julie) DiGiacomo and the late Donna Catrambone. Loving grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 12. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Albert enjoyed dancing at the Single Parents Club and Brooklawn dances. He loved doing puzzles, going to the beach and most of all, spending time with his family. There will be a visitation from 9:45am to 10:45am on Friday... Read more →


Help Us Restock Our Toy Closet! Support Cooper's Child Life Program

Join The Cooper Foundation and Cooper’s Child Life Program by supporting holiday cheer halfway through the year! Your donation will provide comfort and joy to our littlest patients. Toys, games, movies, and craft supplies help children cope with unfamiliar hospital surroundings and procedures. Cooper’s Child Life specialists work with children of all ages, and their families, to help them manage the challenges of illness and injury. You can support the Child Life Program by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List. No time to shop? You can also donate $25, $50 or $75 and we will purchase one of the... Read more →


Upcoming Events Coming to Gloucester City:

Rotary Night at Vitale's Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 4 PM Vitale's Italian Bistro | Gloucester City **** New Jersey Who's Got Talent Saturday, July 31st coming to Chosen Soul Profection 738 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ Come Join us for a day of family fun , entertainment from New Jersey best entertainers as well as bbq and soulfood. 738 Market Street, Gloucester City NJ About this Event July 31st from 2-8 is New Jersey Who's Got Talent and music networking event. A day filled some the best artist and entertainers New Jersey has to offer as well as over... Read more →