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Four Rowan Students-Athletes Receive NJAC Honors

Four Rowan student-athletes have received weekly honors from the NJAC – Wilby Alfred (men's soccer), Julia Cavicchio (field hockey), Natalie Ogden (volleyball) and Jake Riley (men's cross country) – for action through September 12. Alfred (Neptune,NJ), a sophomore, was named the Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week as he totaled four goals and one assist in #15 Rowan's two wins at Haverford's Jimmy Mills Tournament. With the Profs trailing, 3-1, he scored twice in a span of :27 to tie the match, 3-3, as Rowan would win, 4-3, in overtime. He also scored both the tying goal and the... Read more →

"Fill the Truck Food Event" ends Wednesday

The Maple Shade Food Bank "Fill the Truck Food Event" ends on Wednesday September 15th. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: Maple Shade Police Department, Immanuel Baptist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, OLPH, Investors Bank, Columbia Bank, Cafe Fontana, Smith Bros Drug Store, Lickety Splitz at Laure Lanes, Rise Chriopatric, the Alden Cafe and the Maple Shade First Aid Squad. You can also drop your donation off in person on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 between 4:30pm & 7:30pm on Wallace Avenue next to the Gazebo Park. Come out and meet your Police Chaplains and Fist Responders who... Read more →

*You're Invited: Atco Acorn Kickball Classic Sept. 26

Join us in this community event with Kickball , music and refreshments. If you are interested in playing please mark yourself as going or interested. Also direct message Cristy Goehringer via FB To be put on roster. $20 to play with that you get a Tshirt and refreshments. All proceeds above and beyond cost goes to Urban Promise who helps underprivileged kids find their way to becoming productive adults. Anyone who would like to sponsor contact Curt Molway via FB messenger. $75 for logo design printed on team Tshirts $35 for name and number. All welcome. spectators need not sign... Read more →

Michael “Mikee Whiteshoes” Francis Williamson, of Wildwood; Evangelist, Street Preacher, Lover of Jesus

Michael “Mikee Whiteshoes” Francis Williamson, 66, of Wildwood, NJ, was welcomed into Heaven on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Born on February 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John Elijah and Elaine Mae (Ward) Williamson. Michael attended St. Gabriel's High School in Philadelphia and enlisted in the US Navy. Evangelist, Street Preacher, Lover of Jesus, “Mikee Whiteshoes” was a fighter. As hard as he fought against men at the beginning of his life, as a boxer, he fought for the souls of men at the end of his life, as a minister of the Gospel... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Investigating MC Accident When Drunk Truck Driver Hits Several Vehicles

On September 10, 2021 at approximately 10: 45 PM, Gloucester Township Police Officers were dispatched to the on ramp of Route 42 North and Sicklerville Road for a reported motorcycle crash. Upon officers arrival a motorcycle was observed on the ground and the operator was lying on the roadway. Fire and EMS arrived and began to treat the rider. The motorcycle rider was determined to have a severe head injury and was transported to Cooper Trauma Hospital for treatment. The Gloucester Township Police Department Serious Crash Investigation Team was called in and took over the crash investigation. While officers were... Read more →

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Three People from Sinking Vessel Several Miles from Long Branch, NJ (video)

Coast Guard members rescue three people after their vessel began taking on water three miles east of Long Branch, Sept. 12, 2021. No injuries or medical concerns were reported. All persons rescued were wearing lifejackets LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Coast Guard members rescued three people after their vessel began taking on water three miles east of Long Branch, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial notification from the Monmouth County 911 dispatcher at 9:14 A.M. that three people aboard a sinking vessel were in need of assistance. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Manasquan... Read more →

Menendez, Booker Greet Afghan Refugees at NJ Military Base; Possibility of Another 13,000 Refugees Headed to Base

photo courtesy of Military.com Media report, another 13,000 coming to NJ JOINT BASE McGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) to meet with Afghan refugees currently sheltering there while they await resettlement. “I am honored to extend a warm welcome to Afghan families arriving in the United States who have endured immeasurable sacrifice and loss to reach our country,” said Sen. Menendez. “As the world bears witness to the Taliban’s brutal repression of the... Read more →

24-Year-Old Lansdale Man Charged with Causing Fatal Crash; Suspect Claims His Phone Distracted Him

BUCKS COUNTY PA--A 24-year-old man was charged Tuesday, September 7 with homicide by vehicle and related charges for causing a fatal crash on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 where he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in Doylestown Township. Paul Sylvester Foster, of Lansdale, is also facing charges of accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, driving on roadways laned for traffic, driving vehicles at unsafe speeds, and reckless driving. He was arraigned early Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Daniel Baranoski who set bail at $50,000 unsecured. Officers... Read more →

Maxwell Drever provides an innovative solution to counter the housing crisis

Not just at the national level but also international, people are experiencing a shortage of housing and the crisis of affordability. The supply of housing does not keep momentum with the rising demand. Hence, governments and higher authorities are trying to come up with innovations to counter this problem. One of the promising steps taken by them is affordable workforce housing. However, people have reservations regarding the investment that goes into it. It is a reason hotel owners and investors are taking a backseat because of various misconceptions associated with it. However, you will have to rethink your decision because... Read more →

New Jersey’s expanding trail network to be explored at Inaugural Trails and Greenways Summit

Panel discussions to guide trail development and expansion in the state TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Transportation, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, announced the 2021 New Jersey Trails & Greenways Summit. New Jersey’s first-ever Trails Summit is an opportunity to highlight the robust trail and greenway networks that have been created throughout the state and feature exemplary projects as they have become an increasingly important piece of New Jersey's transportation and recreation network. The free, two-day online event will be held on September 22nd and September 23rd and feature speakers and panel... Read more →

CHALKBEAT: Fewer Students Are Choosing Virtual Learning

As virtual options split off from traditional school, interest dips Kalyn BelshaSep 2, 2021 A Connecticut student in eighth grade works remotely with her teacher in October 2020. John Moore / Getty Images In San Diego, like in many school districts, virtual learning looks different this year. Earlier in the pandemic, fully virtual students were paired with teachers at their home schools who guided them through a full day of classes — from math to gym — often alongside their pre-pandemic classmates. But this year, after the state prohibited that kind of remote learning, San Diego launched a standalone virtual... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Rutgers Campaign for Student Aid Passes $10 Million Mark

President Jonathan Holloway called for broad support for Rutgers’ Scarlet Promise Grants on his first day Photo credit: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University Helping close financial gaps for thousands of Rutgers students, the university’s alumni and friends contributed more than $10 million in one year to support the Scarlet Promise Grants, President Jonathan Holloway announced. On his first day as president on July 1, 2020, Holloway called on the Rutgers community to support the grants, which provide need-based financial aid and emergency support to more than 9,000 Rutgers students annually. He pledged university funds and a personal donation to kick-start the campaign... Read more →

Carol A. Hutchins (nee Voll), of Runnemede,

Carol A. Hutchins (nee Voll), on September 10, 2021, of Runnemede, formerly from Maple Shade. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Hutchins. Devoted mother of Cheryl Hutchins-Noak (Paul). Loving grandmom of Lacey, Alyssa, Kaydence, Keira, and Ashleigh. Dear sister of Mildred and Rosemary Voll. Also survived by nephews. Services and Interment will be private at the request of the family. Arrangements Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede and Bellmawr Read more →

New Jersey American Water’s Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant With Stood Flooding

New Jersey American Water’s Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant during Tropical Depression Ida. A video about the 2018 Raritan-Millstone flood protection improvement project is available here. (photo provided) CAMDEN, NJ (SEPT. 10, 2021) – In the aftermath of Topical Depression Ida, New Jersey American Water, the state’s largest water and wastewater utility company, reports that all its operating areas successfully withstood widespread flooding and drinking water quality was not impacted in any of its service areas. New Jersey American Water successfully implemented flood protection plans at all its treatment plants and other facilities, adjusted treatment processes as needed to continue to... Read more →

Demetrios S. Marmarou, "Jimmy", of Bellmawr, age 58; Talented Piano Musician

Demetrios S. Marmarou, "Jimmy", on September 6, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 58. Devoted son of Ann (nee Argerakis) and the late Stratos Marmarou. Beloved father of the late Crystal Ann Marmarou. Dear brother of George, Christopher, Angela Basara (Robert), and Karen Makin (Kevin). Dear uncle of Alexis, Christyna, Robert, Valerie, Nicole, Robbie, Christopher, Connor, and Dominique. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his loving godmother, Vivian Anemoyanis. Jimmy was a talented piano musician and was very good with his hands. He enjoyed collecting coins, nostalgic games, and toys. Jimmy loved watching movies and was an avid Dallas Cowboys... Read more →

TSA Philadelphia Finds Loaded Handgun in Woman's Bag

PHILADELPHIA—Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented a local woman from carrying a .380 caliber handgun loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber, onto her flight on Thursday, September 9, at Philadelphia International Airport. “This traveler was prevented from carrying a loaded gun onto her flight just two days before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At this point in time, people should know that weapons are not allowed onto flights,” said Gerardo Spero, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airport. “Bringing a gun to a checkpoint is inexcusable. Travelers need to take care to pack their... Read more →