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December 5, 2021

Miss America 100th Anniversary Party, Dec. 14

It’s time to kick back and gather with old friends, make new ones and enjoy a celebratory evening of food, fun and games. Whether bowling is right up your alley, Pac-Man is your game, or your karaoke skills rival The Voice, Game On is a venue that has something for everyone. This is a time to Celebrate 100 years of Miss America friends, families, candidates, volunteers and Forever Miss Americas! Tickets required 21+ & Under OKAY with Parent and/or Guardian. ID’s are required. Time: 8:00pm – Midnight Click Here To Purchase Your Tickets Miss America Empower Academy Wednesday, December 15th... Read more →


The Community of Brooklawn Annual Tree Lighting Tonight

When we gather together as a community this Sunday, December 5th to kick off the holiday season in Brooklawn, let's also remember those in need. Please consider bringing canned and dry good food donations that will help stock the shelves at Brooklawn United Methodist Church pantry during the winter months. Your consideration and kindness are greatly appreciated. Read more →


Letters to the Editor:

Hopefully the Newly Elected City Mayor and Councilman Can Stop Taxes from Rising...Again!

I had the good fortune to take in the wonderful Ventnor Christmas parade this evening with my son, followed by pizza for dinner at one of the MANY pizza shops to choose from. We are now winding down by the tree with Christmas music in our condo in Margate, and I was saddened by how much we have moved our festivities away from Gloucester City, our primary residence, and directed them in this direction. I’m aware there are demographical differences between the two, but the fact remains that Gloucester City has increased its budget in 9 years from $18m to... Read more →


Sr. Brigid Mary Tynan, Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Bellmawr

Sr. Brigid Mary Tynan, Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, died peacefully at St. Francis de Sales Convent, Bellmawr on December 2, 2021, surrounded by her loving community. Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, Sr. Brigid Mary was the second child of the late James and Mary Tynan and was predeceased by her brother William and her sisters Margaret and Mary. Survived by her sister Nancy Murphy (Donal), as well as several nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces, many cousins, and the Sisters of her beloved community. Sr. Brigid taught school in England for ten years and in the... Read more →


Harriet A (Reven) Bennett, age78, of Gloucester City

Etherington & Creran Funeral Homes March 5, 1943 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 78) You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know, dear how much I love you. Please, don't take my sunshine away. Harriet A. Bennett (nee Reven) was clothed in strength and dignity. She laughed without fear of hard work and remained bright, sunny, and strong-willed. There are days, however, when even hope bows her weary sunlit head. That was the last day of November, just after the sun had set. Harriet had passed away peacefully in her... Read more →


EX-State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Stopping and Following Female Driver in Patrol Car

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced that a former New Jersey state trooper was sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty earlier this year in connection with an incident in which he stalked a female motorist in his patrol vehicle while on duty. Michael Patterson, 30, of Bayonne, N.J., was sentenced yesterday to 12 months in state prison without possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Andrea Carter in Middlesex County. Patterson pleaded guilty on Aug. 17, 2021 to a charge of fourth-degree tampering with public records. As a result of his guilty plea, Patterson forfeited his... Read more →


Galloway Resident Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

MAYS LANDING— An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Galloway Township woman for multiple counts of animal cruelty after she left 5 dogs unattended in the woods for days, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Jodi Wozniak, 45, has been indicted on five counts of 4th degree Cruelty to Animals, Bodily Injury, Failure to Care. On Thursday, September 16, 2021, ACPO Investigator Denise Manino received a telephone call from Galloway Twp. Officer David LaSassa, regarding five adult dogs of German Shepherd / Belgian Malinois breed that appeared to be abandoned in the woods in the... Read more →


60 % of High School Student Athletes Suffer Dental Injuries

School Days Mean Back To Mouthguards For Student-Athletes Use of mouthguards is recommended for many sports, including football, hockey, and lacrosse. (NAPSI)—Up to 60 percent of student-athletes will experience a sports-related dental injury and some 30 percent of all sports injuries are related to the mouth and teeth, making mouthguards an important part of school equipment for those who play sports. While mouthguards are often mandated for football, hockey and lacrosse, facial injuries are common in other sports and activities as well, including basketball, baseball, skateboarding, and bicycling. More on mouthguards So, what are they? A mouthguard is a polymer... Read more →


Beware of Holiday Scams

Be merry but do not be scammed Christmas is a time for family, friends, and gift-giving, but sadly, there are scammers looking to ruin your holiday fun by trying to make you their next target. “We want everyone to have a happy holiday season, but we also need to be on alert for scams and warn residents of their tactics,” said Director Robert M. Damminger. Holiday scams are often variations of the scams that occur throughout the year. However, with the hectic and rushed activity around the holidays and with more people buying online, especially those who are not internet... Read more →


Mt Laurel, Home of New Vaccine Mega-Site

New COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site to Open Dec. 7 in Mount Laurel Center will serve a range of people – from newly eligible children to adults needing booster doses or first shots – in time for many holiday gatherings (MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.---Dec. 2, 2021) A new version of the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site will open on December 7 in Mount Laurel. The new site, inside a former A.C. Moore store, will respond to widening vaccination eligibility – including children ages 5 to 11 and those who qualify for booster shots. Located at East Gate Square shopping center on Nixon Drive,... Read more →


Hip-Hip-HOORAY! Angel Found A Forever Home

GCAS Adopts Longest Resident- Angel! Pictured: Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, Commissioner Jim Jefferson and Commissioner Heather Simmons with Angel and his new owners, Shantel Cox and Hailey Morgan. The Gloucester County Animal Shelter has found their longest resident­ their forever home! Angel, a 5-year-old dog Argentino, has found the family for him! Angel is the longest resident at the shelter for 189 days. “Angel was surrendered to GCAS because his owner was unable to care for him. The shelter has been his home for half a year and we are so happy to see him find his forever home,”... Read more →