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Rev. Al Connor, former Pastor of HP Church of God, Gloucester City Citizen of the Year, Community Activist, WWII Navy Veteran

Pastor Al Connor The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Pastor, Reverend Alfred L. Conner was born July 23, 1925, in Fordwick, VA, and found his why in January 1953, when he enrolled at the School of Theology at Anderson College in Anderson, IN. The Lord was his shepherd he shall not want and had preparest a table before him. Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. The faithful shall be set free of earthly... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: President Biden's Latest Edict for States to Drop Bans on Mask Mandates Will Further Divide Nation

image courtesy of http://www.clker.com/ (Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files) ++++++ Matt BarnumSep 8, 2021, In his first several months in office, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona had largely steered clear from controversy. But recently he’s waded directlyinto a debate roiling school boards and state houses across the country: whether schools should require all students and staff to wear masks. “We cannot sit around,” he said last month, as the Biden administration pushed back against states banning school mask mandates. “We have to do everything in our power, including civil rights investigations.” Soon after, he announced investigations into five states — Iowa, Oklahoma, South... Read more →


Jean Mancini, of Runnemede

Jean Mancini, passed on September 10, 2021. Age 88. Of Runnemede. Beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Mancini. Devoted Mother of Cindy Tobin (Bob), Sandy Lambe (Kevin), and JoAnn Donofrio (Joseph). Loving grandmom of Michael Tobin (Corinna), Anthony Tobin, and Kevin Lambe. Dear Sister of Leonard Constantino (Betty), the late Sonny Constantino, Anthony Constantino, and Joyce McKeever. Sister-in-law of Toni Constantino. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jean was a lifetime parishioner of St. Maria Goretti Church in Runnemede. There will be a viewing Friday morning from 9:15 to 11:15 am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral mass... Read more →


Survivors in Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union Counties Can Now Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance  

Trenton, NJ – Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties have now been designated for Individual Assistance. These counties will now join the previously designated counties of Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic and Somerset. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance. The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting disasterassistance.gov/ or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.... Read more →


Jimir Wynn of Mt. Holly Charged with Murder

Mount Holly Resident Charged with Murder in Death of Man Found Behind Convenience Store Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler announced that a 29-year-old Mount Holly resident was charged today with fatally stabbing the man whose body was discovered earlier this week behind a Mount Holly convenience store. Jimir Wynn, of the 100 block of Washington Street, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Fourth Degree). Wynn, who was lodged... Read more →


TO THE POINT:  Rutgers–Camden Ph.D. student wins prestigious National Science Foundation grant

to study lizard evolution that could aid in understanding how animals and humans evolve CAMDEN — A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Cleo Falvey is studying lizards in theRutgers University‒Camden Center for Computational and Integrative Biology Ph.D. program. The five-year NSF fellowship includes three years of financial support with an annual $34,000 stipend. In the lab of Anthony Geneva, a Rutgers‒Camden assistant professor of biology, Falvey will be exploring how lizards in the Greater Antilles islands evolve and how new species arise from previously existing species. “Dr. Geneva’s work is interesting to me because it combines studying reptiles and... Read more →


Gary Lynn Moyer, 72, of Dublin, Pa., Leader of Meth Ring Sentenced to 9 to 20 years in prison

BUCKS COUNTY, PA--The leader of a methamphetamine ring taken down in a joint Drug Strike Force investigation last year was sentenced on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, to nine to 20 years in a state prison. Gary Lynn Moyer, 72, of Dublin, ran the operation out of his home on Cherry Lane, and had six people act as “smurfs” for him, a reference to them gathering items and ingredients required to manufacture methamphetamine. The defendants delivered the items to Moyer, who then used them to produce meth. Some of the defendants also acted as lookouts while Moyer “cooked.” The operation was... Read more →


HUD ANNOUNCES WAIVERS TO HELP NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

RESPOND TO REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IDA 27 waivers offer flexibility to state and local partners WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a package of 27 regulatory and administrative waivers aimed at helping communities in New Jersey and New York to accelerate their recovery from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Today’s announcement, following the pattern of similar waivers issued earlier this month for communities initially hit by Hurricane Ida, represents one of the largest collections of regulatory and administrative waivers ever issued by the Department at one time. “HUD is doing everything in its... Read more →


Introducing 20 for 20; Heroic Stories About 9/11

I was a New York City firefighter for 21 years. On September 11, 2001, I was off-duty. And then every firefighter and police officer was told to report to their assigned command for a “total recall” – the first order of its kind in more than 30 years. Our team commandeered a New York City public bus, drove it over the Brooklyn Bridge, and arrived to find the worst attack on U.S. soil in American history. That day would change the course of my life and our nation’s history forever. It has been 20 years since 9/11 and America is... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Local Residents Begin Medical School at NYITCOM OLD WESTBURY, NY (09/10/2021)-- In August, hundreds of first-year New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) students received their first white coats and began medical school training as members of NYITCOM's Class of 2025. Local medical students included: Mohammad Aktar of Atlantic City (08401), who will study at the NYITCOM-Long Island location Kayla Jackson of Vineland (08361), who will study at the NYITCOM-Long Island location Learn more about the White Coat ceremonies for the medical school's two locations: NYITCOM-Long Island (Old Westbury, N.Y.) and NYITCOM-Arkansas (Jonesboro, Ark.). Jamie Specca, a... Read more →


NJ WEATHER: Looking Back at A Sticky August and Hot Summer

Dr. David A. Robinson NJ State Climatologist NJ Agricultural Experiment Station Rutgers University Whether the thermometer was reading high or low this August or whether rain was falling or not, one factor that most always had to be considered was the high level of humidity. The “Dog Days” of summer indeed. Of course, there was much else to consider this month, including contributions of rain from two tropical storms, one of which brought the largest crests on some rivers since May 1, 2014, 11 days where one or more locations received at least 2.00” of rain, and 16 days where... Read more →


Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville,Pa., Ordered to Face Trial for Allegedly Killing Jamie Beighley

in Falls Township motel BUCKS COUNTY, PA (September 10, 2021)--A Bucks County man charged with killing his girlfriend two months ago in a Falls Township motel was ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, appeared via video before Magisterial District Judge Jan Vislosky who heard testimony from two Falls Township law enforcement officers about the killing of 39-year-old Jamie Beighley. The victim was found brutally assaulted in the New Falls Motel on July 1 and died from her injuries three days later. District Judge Vislosky ruled enough evidence... Read more →


College Volleyball: Rowan Unbeaten at Home Play William Paterson Tuesday

Next Match: at William Paterson 9/14/2021 | 7:00 PM LIVE STATS FULL SCHEDULE ROSTER MATCHUP HISTORY GLASSBORO, N.J. -- Rowan defeated Catholic and Widener on Saturday to go 3-0 over the weekend in their home quad match here at Esby Gymnasium. In the day's first match, the Profs took down Catholic, 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-20) and capped the action with an exciting 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten Widener, 3-1 (18-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23). Natalie Ogden stayed red hot, notching a pair of double-doubles in the two wins. Against Catholic, she dialed up a match-high 19 kills and added 11 digs.... Read more →


UPDATE: Survivors in Morris County Can Also Now Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance

September 11, 2021 Trenton, NJ – Today, Morris County was designated for Individual Assistance. This county now joins previously designated counties Passaic, Somerset, Gloucester, Union, Mercer, Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Essex and Hudson. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance. The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting disasterassistance.gov/ or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. If... Read more →