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July 31, 2022

The Early History of the Gloucester City Fire Department Bells, Fire Department and Police Department

First published here on Thursday, May 13, 2010 By Ed Walens Gloucester City built its first Fire Department headquarters in 1879 on Bergen Street – where the police station is now. The fire hall was built on a lot adjacent to the old City Hall, which is now the new City Hall. After 1879, several fires took place without the knowledge of some firemen because there was no alarm bell to let them know. Some concerned Gloucester City businessmen decided to approach City Council and ask that a fire alarm bell be placed in the tower of the fire hall.... Read more →


Pennsylvania vets waiting more than a year for federal records required for benefits

By Joe Mueller | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Some veterans are waiting a year or more for a document from the federal government enabling them to receive services they’re entitled to, according to Pennsylvania Veterans Affairs administrators. “You would think – and this is just me saying this – in this day and age with our technological capabilities to produce scanned files of absolutely everything, we would be able to point and click and get somebody documents,” Allen Lockard, director of Indiana County Veteran Affairs, said in an interview with The Center Square. During testimony before the... Read more →


Heather Reynolds of Sicklerville Found Guilty of Killing Her SON

CAMDEN CITY NJ (July 29, 2022)--Following a nine-day trial, a Camden County jury has convicted Heather Reynolds, 44, of murder and additional charges connected to the May 2018 death of her 17-month-old son, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay announced. On July 28, 2022, before Camden County Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Reynolds for murder, possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child. “A lot of people worked very hard to get justice for this child. I’m grateful for their efforts and appreciate the time and attention that the jury gave... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA NEWS: SEPTA and Wawa Announce Station Naming Rights Agreement

Wawa Station to Open Aug. 21 MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, DELAWARE COUNTY (July 27, 2022) – SEPTA’s newest Regional Rail station will bear the name of a hometown institution thanks to a naming rights agreement announced today. The new Wawa Station will officially open for service on Sunday, August 21. This announcement represents an important milestone for SEPTA’s multi-year project to restore more than 3.5 miles of Regional Rail service west of Elwyn to the new Wawa Station. SEPTA trains last served this area in 1986. The Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line will now be called the Media/Wawa Line to reflect the new... Read more →


If A Nuclear Bomb Was Dropped on Philadelphia What would happen to New Jersey?

image courtesy of Nukemap GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 31, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--With all this talk of a war between the United States with China or Russia, one has to wonder what would happen here in Southern New Jersey if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the City of Philadelphia the largest metropolitan city in the Delaware Valley. To answer that question wpgtalkradio.com/ used NUKEMAP by Alex Wellerstein to see what would happen if a nuclear warhead hit New York, Philadelphia, Washington or New Jersey. The models show what would happen in aerial detonation, meaning the bomb would be set off in the... Read more →


Joan C. Castaldi, age 90, formerly of Audubon

(nee DeSantis) Peacefully on July 28, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Formerly of Audubon, NJ. Age 90 years. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late Frank A. Castaldi. Dear mother of Patricia (Joseph) Paladino, Kathleen (Thomas) Musumeci, Susan (William) Lebb and Mark (Jacqueline) Castaldi. Loving grandmother of Michael, Daniel, Gina (Chris), Beth Ann (Timothy), Matthew (Alanna) and Kimberly (Shane) and great grandmother of Arabella, Rhyan, Julianna, Lilyanna, Liam, Jordyn, Cillian and Finn. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters, Shirley Kish and Marlene Phillips and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Castaldi was a member of the Audubon... Read more →