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January 9, 2022

Joseph J. Benning of Gloucester City

Joseph J. Benning of Gloucester City, NJ formerly of the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2021. Age 81. Loving husband of the late Kathleen "Mickey" Benning (nee McDermott). Devoted father of Kathleen Malpass (George) of Cherry Hill, NJ and Colleen Snyder (Mark) of Warrington, PA. Beloved grandfather of George, Jonah, and Samuel. Dear partner of Donna Grove Stecklair of Collingswood, NJ. Joseph was a proud veteran of the US Army. Funeral service and interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Arrangements under the... Read more →

CORRECTION: Congratulations to Gloucester County's 2021 Hole-in-One Golfers

It’s always a great day at the Pitman Golf Course, but especially when a golfer achieves a once-in-a-lifetime goal. “For most golfers, a hole-in-one only happens one time in their golfing career. This is a huge accomplishment and deserves celebration,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “The Pitman Golf Course is a public gem and a great place to play- whether you’re a casual golfer or practicing for your hole-in-one the course has something for everyone.” In 2021, the Pitman Golf Course had 17 golfers hit a hole-in-one, the yearly average at the course ranges from 12-15. The Pitman Golf Course... Read more →

NJ's Prescription Drug Assistance Programs Expanded

01/6/2022 Expanded Income Eligibility is Largest One-Time Increase in History of the Programs TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that income limits for the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) and the Senior Gold Prescription Discount drug assistance programs have increased by $10,000, making drug prices more affordable and benefitting over 20,000 seniors. Raising the income threshold, which was part of Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget, is the largest one-time increase in the history of both the PAAD and Senior Gold Prescription Discount drug assistance programs. This initiative is a part of the Governor’s ongoing and... Read more →

Deena Lucas, of Gloucester City, age 39

Deena Lucas On January 3, 2022, Deena Lucas passed away suddenly. She was Born June 18, 1982 and lived in Gloucester City NJ. Deena loved to dance, listen to music, watch parades, and hair accessories were her passion. She was always up for a workout session with Richard Simmons “Sweating To The Oldies”, or a trip to McDonald’s. Deena was a Beloved Daughter to Ed Jr. and Donna Cowgill (Witt), Daughter of Andrew Lucas, Sister to Edward and wife Nicole Cowgill, granddaughter to Jack and Louise Rutter, Ed Sr. and Elsie Cowgill, the late Bob Witt, and the late Zelma... Read more →

William J. Mayer, of Turnersville, age 64

On January 5, 2022. Age 64. Of the Turnersville section of Washington Township and formerly of Pennsauken. Cherished and Loving husband of 45 years to Virginia A. “Ginny” Mayer (nee Joseph). Devoted father of William J. Mayer, Jr., (Jennifer L.), Jennifer M. Mayer and Malinda A. Williamson (Matthew B.) Beloved grandfather of Kirsten M. Randolph, William J. Mayer, III, Kaitlyn A. Randolph, Addison G. Mayer, Joshua D. Williamson, Sophie A. Williamson and Makenna L. Mayer. Devoted son of Mary Ellen Mayer (nee Parker) and the late Harry J. Mayer, Jr. Dear brother of Joan Mayer, Patricia Pizzutillo, James Mayer, Anne... Read more →

Gordon Miller, Sentenced to 22 years Prison term for Indecent Assault

Gideon L. Miller, 32, of North Mill Street, Loganton, was sentenced Monday afternoon to a maximum term of 22 years in a State Correctional Institution on 10 counts of Indecent Assault, 3rd degree felonies, and Indecent Assault, 1st degree misdemeanors. Miller will be eligible to apply for parole after 5 years. Clinton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael F. Salisbury imposed the sentence on Miller on the charges stemming from Miller sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. The Commonwealth was represented by ADA Edward Ferguson at sentencing. During the hour and a half long sentencing hearing, the defendant, who was... Read more →

Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions in NJ

NJDOT issues commercial vehicle restrictions on multiple Interstate highways beginning on Sunday at 2 a.m. Restrictions do not apply to New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway or Atlantic City Expressway (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting at 2 a.m., Sunday, January 9 based on the forecast for freezing rain. Freezing rain is expected to begin early Sunday morning, which could make driving conditions treacherous. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all... Read more →

Home Invasion in Pennsauken; 62-Year-Old Woman Shot and Killed

Pennsauken, N.J. (January 9, 2022)--– Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Pennsauken, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Pennsauken Police Chief Philip Olivo. Today, January 9, at approximately 1:52 a.m. officers responded to the 3700 block of Herbert Avenue for reports of a home invasion. Upon arrival, officers located a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. She has been identified as Darlene Randall, 62, of Pennsauken. The victim was transported to JFK Hospital in Cherry Hill. She succumbed to her injury at approximately 2:26 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeremy Jankowski with... Read more →

27-Year-Old Drunk Driver Sentenced to Prison for Killing Man

BUCKS COUNTY, PA--A 27-year-old woman admitted Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, that she was intoxicated when she struck and killed a man walking along Stump Road in Plumstead Township and then fled the scene. Charlotte Mary Kleckner, of Doylestown, appeared before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley and pleaded guilty to accidents involving death or personal injury and drunk driving for killing Delfino Colop-Alvarado in the Aug. 27, 2021, crash. She was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison on the first charge and a concurrent sentence of 72 hours to six months on the second charge. Before handing... Read more →

William A. Roccia "Bill", of Mt. Ephraim, NJ, 67

Mount Ephraim - William A. Roccia, on January 5, 2022, of Mount Ephraim. Age 67. Beloved husband of Donna. Devoted father of John D. Roccia II and Kate (Aaron) Lyle. Loving grandfather of Lila, Emma, and William A. Roccia II and Ellie Lyle. Dear brother of Karen (Michael) Popelak and Gayle Roccia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, godchildren and NetScum. Bill was a beloved neighbor, savvy mentor, eager problem-solver, joyful musician, and mythic figure to the vast number of people who had the honor to know him. His many vocations and adventures gave him ample wisdom and many super... Read more →

New Jersey Governor to Deliver 2022 State of the State Address Tuesday

Governor Phil Murphy’s 2022 State of the State address will stream online and via social media on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, reaffirming his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis, improving the lives of middle-class families, and building a stronger and more resilient post-pandemic economy. “Throughout the past year, New Jersey has proven its resiliency in the face of adversity. While still facing challenges brought by the pandemic, we have made undeniable progress for the working- and middle-class families who call New Jersey home,” said Governor Murphy. “This year’s State of the State address will focus... Read more →