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August 10, 2022

High Point Roofing Offering Public a Chance to Win a Free Roof

SALEM, NJ-- Stop by the Salem County Fair this week for a chance to win a FREE ROOF! Enter at the High Point Roofing and Remodeling tent for your chance to win! The winner will be announced on Saturday!!!! Directions to the Fairgrounds From the Delaware Memorial Bridge Cross the bridge and follow signs for Rt. 40 East. The Salem County Fairgrounds is approximately 7 miles on the left. From I-295 Take Exit 2B, at 2nd traffic light make a left onto Rt. 40 East. The Salem County Fairgrounds is approximately 7 miles on the left. From the NJ Turnpike... Read more →


CNBNews Politics: Gustafson Calls On Norcross To Stand Behind His Words And Vote No

Gustafson: “This Act does nothing to restore SALT.” COLLINGSWOOD – Responding to a published report that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will ask members to pass the Inflation Reduction Act without changes, Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s First Congressional District, Claire Gustafson, is calling on Donald Norcross to stand behind his words and vote no. “When the House votes on the Inflation Reduction Act it will be time for Donald Norcross to stand behind his words and vote no,” Claire Gustafson said. “Norcross, on June 23, said on his social media that providing relief for New Jersey families ‘starts... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report: Summer May Be Ending, But Fish Are Still Biting

Maryland Fishing Report – August 10 by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Photo of angler Addison Rowe by Tiffany Rowe Families are fitting in those last summer vacations and simple relaxing times close to home. From local ponds and tributaries to the waters off Ocean City, Maryland’s waters are ideal places to spend time with children and allow them to experience the joys of fishing. Remember that hot weather creates tough conditions for undersized striped bass that are caught and released. From now until September, DNR will run its striped bass fishing advisory forecast again so anglers can... Read more →


SJ Police Receiving Calls About Natural Gas Odor

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 10, 2022)Smell natural gas outside? Gloucester Township Police has been receiving NUMEROUS 911 calls for a smell of natural gas in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. Officials are investigating a natural gas leak in the Gloucester County East Greenwich/Paulsboro area. Depending on wind direction, a strong smell of natural gas may be present near your home. Please DO NOT call 911 or GTPD unless you have AN EMERGENCY. According to the police, the dispatch center is overwhelmed with calls of natural gas smells in the area. Surrounding towns are also receiving reports of the same natural gas... Read more →


American Legion World Series Begins August 11; Meet The Eight Teams

By Richard Walker Aug 09, 2022 Teams arrive in Shelby on Tuesday for The American Legion World Series. Photo by Chet Strange/The American Legion Three of the eight teams in the 2022 American Legion World Series are making their first appearance in the tournament, which begins Aug. 11 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Troy (Ala.) Post 70, Camden (S.C.) Post 17 and League City (Texas) Post 554 are the first-time ALWS teams in the 95th edition of the event. Rounding out the field are two-time defending champion Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56, one-time champions Midland (Mich.)... Read more →


Samaritan’s 2022 Drive FORE!

Golf Tournament Raises a Record-Breaking $215,000+ for Patient and Family Care Mount Laurel, NJ – Samaritan recently held their 32nd annual golf tournament, “Drive FORE! A Good Cause.” A record 200 golfers participated in this year’s event, held at Little Mill Country Club in Marlton, which raised awareness of Samaritan’s mission and funds for the essential services they provide as a regional leader for hospice, palliative, at-home and advance illness care. This year’s golf tournament was sponsored by The Richardson Family Dealerships, and raised more than $215,000 to support the organization’s comprehensive family of services that enhance the lives of... Read more →


AccuWeather: Taste of Fall Coming to East Coast

It has been the hottest start to August on record in some Northeast cities, but a major change in the weather is unfolding -- and it could reach the Gulf Coast states by the weekend. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 10, 2022 – Residents up and down the East Coast have been no stranger to high heat and humidity in recent weeks. Coinciding with the dog days of summer, many have found the weather to be scorching or just downright miserable, but AccuWeather meteorologists say a refreshing change is on the way that will give air conditioners a break.... Read more →


VIDEO: Meet the 4 Families who Control Calif.

Gloucestercitynews.net-Alex Jones, the owner of NewsWars, is the producer of the video. Mainstream sources have described Jones as a conservative, far right, and a conspiracy theorist. Jones has described himself as a libertarian and a paleoconservative. He indicated his support for Donald Trump during the presidential campaign in 2016 also denouncing Trump's rival Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. ~ source Wikipedia Read more →


GROWING UP GLOUCESTER CITY: The Early Years of Sports

By Louisa Llewellyn A 1874 photo of the Philadelphia Athletics who played their Sunday games in Gloucester City. During the 1880's the Philadelphia Athletics played its Sunday games in Gloucester. One game must surely have set some kind of record. The Athletics were playing Baltimore in a regularly scheduled American League game. Thousands came by ferry, train, and trolley to see the game. The crowd was much too large to be controlled and flowed onto the playing field. This situation deteriorated so quickly that the game had to be called after only two innings. A state law passed in 1888... Read more →


Delaware Hunters Must Register Trail Cameras, Deer Stands, Ground Blinds

DOVER, DELAWARE--On Aug. 1, 2022, hunters must register temporary deer stands, deer ground blinds, and trail cameras that they place and leave overnight on state wildlife areas, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Registration, which is free through an online deer stand and trail-cam registration form, will help wildlife area managers evaluate the increasing numbers and use of these hunting tools in state wildlife areas. DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife state wildlife area maps with associated rules for the 2022/2023 hunting season provides additional details on the placement of temporary deer stands and blinds... Read more →


Water Emergency Forces Newark Summer Schools to Close

Residents throughout Newark were experiencing little to no water in their homes on Tuesday due to a water main break that also caused the district to cancel summer school programs. Nisian Hughes / Getty Images By Catherine Carrera and Jessie Gomez (AUGUST 9, 2022)--The Newark Board of Education canceled summer school Tuesday because of a “city-wide water emergency” stemming from a major water main break at Branch Brook Park, near the city’s border with Belleville. Residents and establishments throughout Newark and parts of neighboring Belleville, Bloomfield, and Nutley — which all get water from the Newark water supply line —... Read more →


Morning House Fire South Collins Court

On Tuesday, August 9th at approximately 9:31 am, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to South Collins Court in the Blackwood Section for a report of a dwelling fire. Arriving officers found smoke conditions coming from the roof of the town home. As Gloucester Township Fire Departments were arriving, officers ensured that the residence and neighboring town homes were evacuated as a precaution. Gloucester Township Fire Department Stations 82 and 88 along with Runnemede, Bellmawr, arrived on location and quickly gained control of the fire. The home was occupied one adult and three children. No one was injured, however they... Read more →


NJ Residents Urged to Conserve Water

NEW JERSEY ENTERS DROUGHT WATCH Murphy Administration Urges NJ Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water to Avoid Worsening Water Supply Conditions New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette issued a statewide drought watch as of August 9, 2022, and the Murphy Administration is urging residents and businesses to conserve water as persistent dry and hot conditions continue to stress water supplies throughout the state. The Commissioner’s declaration of a drought watch is the first in the State’s three-stage drought advisory system. The watch is intended to sow public awareness and appreciation of the stress upon water supply sources... Read more →


Survey Says: Banning Cigarettes in NJ Would Cost Too Much

(The Center Square) – Sales tax losses would eclipse $200 million, and the number of smokers would only drop slightly should New Jersey pass a law banning menthol in cigarettes. That’s the summation of author Adam Hoffer of the Tax Foundation, a leading independent tax policy nonprofit, on legislation proposed in the Garden State. via GIPHY Hoffer writes, “Declines in legal sales don’t necessarily translate to smokers quitting their habit. Consumers facing a ban may simply look for products for sale in other jurisdictions or from illicit markets. Data from discarded (smoked) cigarette packs show that consumers drove to other... Read more →


Just a Few Weeks Remain for NJ Transit Hot Discounts

NEWARK, NJ — Still time to take advantage of NJ TRANSIT's promotional discounts to help customers soak up the summer sun! Both new and returning customers can save on summer travel by using various promotional codes in the NJ TRANSIT mobile app, including beach excursion fare discounts for low-cost roundtrip weekday tickets to some of New Jersey’s most popular shore destinations. Details for all promotions can be found at www.njtransit.com/summer. There is also a great offer to bring a friend and a “Buy One, Get One Free” deal--where customers can get a free trip by purchasing a round-trip ticket. NJ... Read more →


Riverside Gun Violence, Public Asked To Help

Information sought from public to help make streets safer Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Riverside Township Police Chief H. David Jaensch announced that a recent increase in gun violence in Riverside has prompted an ongoing investigation into the shootings by several law enforcement agencies. “We will not permit the neighborhoods of Burlington County to be treated as shooting galleries and war zones,” Prosecutor Bradshaw said. “We are committed to apprehending armed, violent offenders who terrorize our towns through their disregard for the safety of innocent residents.” The initiative, which has resulted in search warrants being executed in Riverside,... Read more →