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July 31, 2021

OPINION : Something Must Be Done About The Trash/Litter Problem in Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (photo credit CNBNews) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-Soul Food Profection is hosting a six hour concert at its business today, July 31 starting at 2 PM. Trash pickup for Market Street isn't until Monday, which means the owner is in violation of the city ordinance. QUESTION: Was the owner cited for not having the proper receptacle for his trash and recyclables? CHIEF MORRELL: No ordinance requires commercial property owners to have a receptacle. See article here ++++ GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 31, 2021)Gloucester City Administrator/Police Chief Brian Morrell said this week the city has no law... Read more →


TRiO Student Support Services at CC College

Services Program at Camden County College is a federally-funded, academic support program designed to assist low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. The goals of the program are to increase retention and graduation rates, enhance academic performance, and empower students and provide them with the skills they need to succeed in life. One of our goals for you is ZERO DEBT. Our Financial Aid Advisors are ready to walk you through the free application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to determine if you are eligible for tuition assistance including grants, scholarships, and other financial resources that could cover some... Read more →


Camden County Commissioners Board Approves Funds for Enhancing Recreation Facilities

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Camden County Commissioner Board has approved the recommendations of the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historical Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to award $650,000 to 26 recreation facility enhancement projects throughout the county. “Across the county these funds will be utilized to upgrade, improve, or renovate recreational facilities for our residents and the families that call Camden County home,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the county Division Environmental Affairs. “From ball fields to park trails, this program ensures that we have access to safe outdoor and green spaces in each of our municipalities. These... Read more →


Three Environmentalists, a Volunteer of the Year, and a Youth Fishing Winner Honored at Delaware State Fair

DNREC Honors At the Delaware State Fair in Harrington yesterday evening, Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored three dedicated Delaware students as DNREC’s Young Environmentalists of the Year for their work to protect, restore or enhance our state’s natural resources, along with a DNREC Volunteer of the Year and this year’s winner of the annual Youth Fishing Tournament. “Every Delawarean, no matter their age, can have an impact in protecting and conserving our natural resources, while also raising awareness for environmental stewardship. At ages 9, 11 and 18, these three young people have taken a stand... Read more →


NJ Dept. of Transportation Allocates $161.25 million for Infrastructure Improvements

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced the release of $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2022 County Aid to help make infrastructure improvements on the local level. The program is funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). “Providing state funding to county governments so they can keep their transportation infrastructure in a state of good repair is of the highest importance,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “County Aid provides millions of dollars to help improve roads and bridges without burdening local property taxpayers.” The State’s 21 counties will share a total of... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Kansas City Star Is A Joke

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey: All over the world, the best-educated white people are also the most likely to be stupid. There are exceptions, of course, but the generalization remains true nonetheless. By educated, I mean the number of years spent in school, and nothing more. By stupidity, I mean a lack of common sense, as in a denial of human nature. By this measure, a large swath of the well-educated white people who live in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand are plainly stupid people. The latest... Read more →


Summit Oaks Hospital Will Glady Help Those Suffering from Mental Illness

Author: Hannah Blank, MA, MSW, LSW On Behalf of Summit Oaks Hospital Summit, NJ – August 2, 2021 -- We have officially embarked on our newest adventure: The Mental Health Crisis of 2021. Although this may be new news to some, it is not to many. Despite experiencing this crisis for over a century, the stigmatization and infamy of mental illness has long prevented awareness.. In fact, in 1840 “activist, Dorethea Dix advocated for better living conditions for the mentally ill after witnessing the dangerous and unhealthy conditions in which many patients lived. Over a 40-year period, Dix successfully persuaded... Read more →


Rhonda Van Deer Poel (Polatayko, of Voorhees Township age 65

McCann-Healey Funeral Home graphic Voorhees Township – On July 26, 2021. Age 65. Formerly of Collingswood and Gloucester City. Loving mother of Shawn Van Der Poel and Eric (Meredith) Van Der Poel. Beloved daughter of Barbara Grover (nee Hinchman) and the late Charles Grover. Cherished grandmother of Lilly Van Der Poel and Blake Van Der Poel. Dear Sister of Charles Grover and Dwayne Grover. Devoted aunt of Hannah and Bethany. Survived by her former husband, Salvatore Van Der Poel. At the request of the family, Rhonda was cremated privately. Memorial Service will be live-streamed on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at... Read more →


Summer Activities and Concerts in Camden County

POSTPONED - The Fabulous Thunderbirds Concert Postponed to August 3rd Due to Inclement Weather Event Update: Due to the inclement weather scheduled for Thursday, July 29th, The Fabulous Thunderbirds at Cooper River Park is postponed. The show has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 3rd at 7 PM. Click Here to learn more. Sammy Rae & The Friends - Plus Special Guests Hotsy Totsy Join Us for the Next Concert at Haddon Heights Dell on August 4th Sammy Rae & The Friends plus special guests Hotsy Totsy take the stage for the next Sundown Music Series at Haddon Lake Park on... Read more →


35-Year-Old Drug Dealer Indicted in Death of Pemberton Township Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township drug dealer has been indicted for causing the death of a Pemberton Township woman who fatally overdosed two years ago on fentanyl she purchased from him. A grand jury charged Antoine Crawley, 35, from the Sunbury Village section of the township, with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree) and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). The indictment was returned June 24 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. Crawley... Read more →


Camden County Events/Programs

Last Chance to Secure Memorial Paver for Vigil Remembrance & Hope Vigil Planned for August 31st The Camden County Remembrance and Hope Memorial at Timber Creek Park in Gloucester Township is offering a place for reflection to the families who have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction, showing them that they are not alone. Pavers are being offered as part of the Remembrance and Hope Memorial to honor the lives lost. Please note pavers are available all year long but will not be completed and installed until August of each year. To be included in the 2021... Read more →