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Hospitalist David Kovalsky Honored with ‘Frontline Hero Banner’ Outside Phillies Stadium for 2021 Season

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is always a special day, especially this year on April 1st for avid Philadelphia Phillies fan David J. Kovalsky, DO, a hospitalist at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Following a long, dark and cold baseball offseason, Opening Day marks the first of a 162-game season filled with excitement and warm weather. This year, the season opener is extra meaningful, as it will be the first time in 550 days that fans are allowed to watch “America's pastime” inside Citizens Bank Park. Due to the pandemic, last season was shortened to 60 games and seats were only filled with cardboard cutouts — dozens of which featured Jefferson employees. Now, as the Phillies welcome back fans, they are honoring frontline heroes in another... Read more →


Major Drug Ring Operating out of Gloucester Twp. and Camden Busted

Camden, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police, in conjunction with the Gloucester Township Police Department, have arrested Felix Cruz-Ventura, 42, Daniel Garcia, 41, and Jennifer Gonzales, 30, all of Camden, N.J., and Randy Mora, 35, of Gloucester Township, N.J., and dismantled a drug trafficking network as a result of a 17-month cooperative investigation dubbed “Operation Speed Bump.” Detectives seized $350,000 worth of drugs including 4 pounds of fentanyl, 5 pounds of heroin, and 6 pounds of cocaine. In October of 2019, detectives from New Jersey State Police Gangs and Organized Crime Unit and the Gloucester Township Police Departmentbegan investigating drug activity in Camden County. During the investigation, detectives discovered that Mora, Cruz-Ventura, and Garcia were allegedly distributing narcotics in the Gloucester Township and Camden... Read more →


Brooklawn Police Dept.

Becomes Member in Premier Program Designed to Protect Brooklawn's Children

BROOKLAWN, NJ (APRIL 12, 2021)--Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis announced today that his department has completed the necessary requirements to become a member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) program. The NCMEC released the following statement praising the Brooklawn Police Department on their accomplishment. From the moment the report of a missing child comes in, to the resolution of the case, every action taken has the potential to make the difference between a successful recovery or a tragic outcome. Police Chief Shamus Ellis The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) developed the Missing Kids Readiness Program to promote best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. Law Enforcement agencies and 911 Call Centers are... Read more →


Camden County College Professor William T. Lavell Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Employer

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BLACKWOOD, NJ (April 12, 2021)--William T. Lavell, a Camden County College Professor, a Caucasian, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the college claiming he is being paid less money than professors who are African-Americans. Gloucestercitynews.net files Lavell has been employed by the college since 1995. During that period, the 66-year-old Maryland resident has held the positions of Assistant Professor, Professor, Interim Dean, and Department Chair. In September 2020 Lavell submitted an Open Public Records Act request (OPRA) to the college seeking salary records for all college employees. As a result of that request Lavell, according to court documents, discovered stark racial disparities in salary between himself and his similarly situated, non-Caucasian counterparts, including Professors Melvin Roberts, and Lawrence Chatman,... Read more →


Lynn M. Sanderson, 64, of Cherry Hill

Lynn M. Sanderson Age 64 of Cherry Hill On March 30, 2021. Born in Hudson, NY, she is the daughter of the late Andy and Mary (DuPont) Rehder. Lynn is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Lloyd; son, Christopher Sanderson; grandchildren, Livia, Sanderson and Jenna Lloyd. Lynn worked at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ as a registered nurse. Funeral Services will be celebrated privately at the family’s convenience. There will be no visitation. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Lynn M. Sanderson. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


COLLEGE SOFTBALL: ROWAN SOFTBALL EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO EIGHT

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Rowan softball team extended its win streak to eight games after defeating conference opponent New Jersey City University, 13-1 and 11-0. Both contests were only five innings because of the eight-run rule. In the opener, Rowan compiled 13 hits and pitcher Emily August only allowed one. She struck four batters in two innings. Kelly Duffy (1-0) was on the mound for the final three innings and earned the victory. Seven players contributed with at least one RBI. Shortstop Payton MacNair, third baseman Breanna Bryant and left fielder Morgan Zane each totaled two hits, a double, two RBI and two runs. Catcher Korie Hague and first baseman Cat Thomas had two RBI apiece. Center fielder Rebecca Lombardo and Duffy both added... Read more →


HELP WANTED: PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Kimmel Center, Inc. Patron Services Associate Department: Ticket Philadelphia Reports to: Patron Services Manager Status: Non-exempt, Part-time About Ticket Philadelphia Ticket Philadelphia is the official ticket seller for shows presented at the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music and the Merriam Theatre. Our contact center, box office, and website provide exceptional customer service for all events on the Kimmel Center Campus. Ticket Philadelphia provides services for Kimmel Center Resident Companies including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, The Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as other local cultural organizations including Capitol Philharmonic of New Jersey. Open 7 days a week, Ticket Philadelphia contact center manages an average of 300-800 calls per day and tickets over 1,800 events per year. Summary: The Patron Services Associate is responsible for providing superlative customer service... Read more →


Curaleaf Opens Two New Retail Locations in Greater Philadelphia

WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA /OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf" or the "Company"), a leading U.S. provider of consumer products in cannabis, is announcing new Curaleaf branding for the Company's recently acquired retail locations and the opening of two new locations in Horsham and Philadelphia. The new Curaleaf-branded stores mark the company's 11th and 12th locations in Pennsylvania. As a vertically integrated cannabis operator known for quality, expertise, and reliability, Curaleaf is the largest national cannabis retail brand in the U.S., and will have 104 locations across 23 states following the opening of the two new Pennsylvania dispensaries. Curaleaf successfully closed its acquisition of Grassroots on July 23, 2020. In connection with that deal, nine Herbology dispensaries in Pennsylvania—located in... Read more →


Alleged Racial Incident Involving Juveniles is Being Investigated by GCPD

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 6, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department released a statement, April 5, about an alleged rumor being circulated on the social site, Facebook. The statement reads in part; "There have been some rumors on Facebook regarding an incident, involving juveniles, over the weekend. While we cannot comment on the facts of a juvenile matter, we would like to stress that the matter was, in fact, documented in a police report and it is being actively investigated. We cannot, and will not, discuss the matter on Facebook Messenger or through the comment section of our posts. If anyone has any information about the matter, please contact the Detective Bureau at (856) 456-7797. Searching Facebook we discovered a... Read more →


Suspect Arrested for Cherry Hill Homicide

Camden, N.J. – A man has been charged and arrested for his role in a fatal April 4 shooting in Cherry Hill, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan. Tymere Brown, 26, of Cherry Hill, has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder, one count of second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Police were called to an apartment complex on the 1700 block of Abbey Road on April 4 around 4:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting in the parking lot. When they arrived, they found Leopold McKoy, 64, of Bear, D.E., suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. McKoy was pronounced... Read more →


CNB Travel Alert: 76 Eastbound Exit Ramp Closed, Detour

-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound to be closed and detoured tonight for roadway restriping Two lanes will be closed on I-76 eastbound near the ramp (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the overnight closure of the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound and the closure of two lanes on I-76 eastbound in Camden County. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 8 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 9, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound. In addition, the two right lanes on I-76 eastbound near the ramp are scheduled to be closed, with three lanes of traffic maintained overnight. These closures... Read more →


Rep. Norcross Hosts Discussion on Rescue Plan & School Funding

DEPTFORD, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) held a roundtable discussion on the American Rescue Plan and the funding for local South Jersey schools. Norcross met with students, teachers and administrators to hear about their personal experiences through the pandemic and discuss what the new funding can be spent on and how this bill will help to safely reopen schools and get our students back into classrooms. The American Rescue Plan puts shots in arms, money in pockets, people in jobs and children in schools by providing students and teachers the resources they need to return to the classroom safely with over $120 billion for K-12, including $4.5 billion for New Jersey and $375 million for New Jersey’s First Congressional District. Deptford Township... Read more →


Another Murder in Camden City

Camden City, N.J. – Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was fatally shot in Camden on Tuesday afternoon, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to the 1200 block of Lakeshore Drive for a report of a shooting shortly after 4 p.m. When they arrived, they found Lamar Maye, 46, of Camden, in a car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Maye was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries around 4:23 p.m. Detectives are working to determine what led to the shooting and who was involved. Anyone with information asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Matthew Barber at 856-225-5166 or Camden County Police Det. John Waida at... Read more →


Fatal Shooting in Cherry Hill

Camden City, N.J. – Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Cherry Hill, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan. Police were called to the 1700 block of Abbey Road around 4:30 a.m. on April 4 for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they located a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Leopold McKoy, 64, of Bear, D.E. Detectives continue to investigate the events leading up to the shooting. Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call CCPO Det. Andy McNeil at 856-225-8407 or Cherry Hill... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire at the John Mansville Plant, Winslow

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 7, 2021)--Today, Wednesday, at 5:38 AM, the Winslow Township Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the warehouse section of the John Mansville Plant. Numerous mutual aid companies were dispatched to the scene to fight the fire. All employees have been accounted for without any apparent injuries. Fire crews are on scene continuing to overhaul the area along with fire investigators to determine a cause. Camden County Hazmat is on scene conducting air monitoring in the area. Read more →


Camden County Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Saturday, April 10

Camden County is hosting a Hazardous Waste Collection event for county residents at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill on April 10th from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. Please note that this event is subject to cancellation due to the continued COVID pandemic. As such, we ask that all residents planning to attend this event visit this website no more than 7 days prior to the event to confirm the event status. You may also call 856-858-5241 to confirm the same. Click Here to learn more. Instruction for the Days(s) of Event(s) All residents MUST WEAR MASKS All residents must remain in their vehicles with the windows up during the event All residents must show proof of residency - ID will be displayed through window All materials... Read more →


Depressed? Thinking About Suicide? Help is Available

Mental Health Resources Available Amidst COVID-19 (Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its... Read more →


PA Internet Rapper and Member of Bloods Gang Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Louis Daniel Morales a/k/a “Trouble,” 29, of Reading, PA, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine by United States District Judge Edward G. Smith for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine and other controlled substances in the Reading, PA area in 2019. Morales, a self-identified member of the “Nine Trey Gangsters” sect of the Bloods gang and an internet rap artist known as “Trouble” or “King Troub93,” was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police as part of a conspiracy which was responsible for trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine in and around Berks County. In October 2020, the... Read more →


Camden County Seniors, 55 and Older, Learn How To Box

The virtual class will teach fundamental boxing techniques, sequences and basic movements. Boxing gloves or hand weights work just fine for the class and no extra equipment is required to participate. Cardio exercises will run rampant and a total body workout will happen in the 60 minute Zoom meeting! Have some water and a towel ready to go because we will be nonstop moving once class begins! Our Spring 2021 Seniors Virtual Boxing Program from TKO Fitness, will run via Zoom video chat for 12 weeks, Thursday mornings at 10:45 am – 11:45 am. Our meeting ID is: 833 4695 8009 and the password is 1615. You MUST BE a Camden County resident in order to participate. Registration is required, & you may do so... Read more →


Camden County Officials Urge Public to Keep Your Vaccination Card in A Safe Place

COVID-19 Vaccination Cards to be Critical Moving Forward (Gloucester Township, NJ) –Officials at the Camden County Vaccination Center are urging residents to laminate and make duplicate copies of the card that proves inoculation to COVID-19. In this evolving environment the vaccination card will be imperative for travel, entering entertainment events and locally for students going back to class at Rutgers University. Currently, almost 100,000 residents are fully vaccinated out of the 392,000 eligible adults throughout Camden County encompassing almost 25 percent of the population. Commissioner Director, Louis Cappelli Jr., talked about the importance of this small card that should be kept on your person at all times, like a driver’s license, as we move into the next stage of this pandemic. “Almost a quarter of... Read more →


Serious Motorcycle Accident in Gloucester Township

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--On Monday, April 4, 2021, at approximately 2:25 PM, officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department were dispatched to the Black Horse Pike in the area of Landing Road for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. The motorcycle was traveling northbound on the Black Horse Pike and sedan turning onto the Black Horse Pike from Landing Road. The motorcyclist, an adult male, was transported to Cooper Hospital, Trauma Unit, for serious injuries to his head and pelvic area. The motorcyclist is currently in critical, but stable condition. The driver of the vehicle remained on location and was uninjured. The Black Horse Pike was closed between Brewer Avenue and Oak Avenue and for several hours during the initial stages of the investigation. The... Read more →


Barbara A. Reeves, of Bellmawr

Barbara A. Reeves On April 2, 2021; Age 80; Of Bellmawr; Devoted mother of Jean of Bellmawr, NJ; Loving Nana of Michael Bumbera of Burlington, NJ; Cherished Aunt of Sandy Buckley, Faith Ann & Donald Saltiel of CA, and Martin Saltiel of WA. Dear companion of the late Dave Graver. Barbara will be deeply missed by her friends, neighbors and members of Bellmawr Seniors. Barbara's family will greet friends on Monday, April 12th, at 10 AM at Gardner Funeral Home, 126 S. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ 08078; where her Funeral Service will follow at 11 AM. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Rd, Voorhees... Read more →


Alan M. Johnson, of Magnolia; formerly of Audubon and Camden

Alan M. Johnson, on March 26, 2021, of Magnolia; formerly of Audubon and Camden. Age 74. Devoted father of Brittany Johnson (Jeremy Hernandez) and William Johnson. Loving Pop Pop of Luke, Riley, Valarie, and Madison. Alan proudly served in the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam Era. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alan's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Read more →


Traffic Alert: Route 44 traffic shift tomorrow as Truck Bypass

and Dupont Port Access project nears completion in Gibbstown Alternating traffic will be required during the day (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures and a traffic shift on Route 44/West Broad Street tomorrow as the Route 44 Truck Bypass and Dupont Port Access project nears completion in Gibbstown, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7, the Gloucester County Improvement Authority’s contractor, R. E. Pierson, is scheduled to close one lane on Route 44 between the bridge over Sand Ditch (Nehonsey Brook) and Veterans Avenue. One lane will be maintained with alternating traffic. This closure will allow the contractor to prepare for a traffic shift. By 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, traffic will be shifted to the... Read more →


Scholarships Available for Graduating Camden County High School Seniors; Deadline April 15

The 2021 Camden County Hero Scholarship Program Three Scholarships Available for Graduating High School Seniors Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving Camden County, or they themselves serve Camden County in a public safety capacity. One award will be presented in each field of service: Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS. Scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis for the 2020-2021 academic year. Award criteria include academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities and financial need. Application deadline is April 15th. Applications are also available online at www.camdencountyhero.com Read more →


Attention Camden County Residents Free Food Distribution Each Friday During April

Free Food for Those in Need Available Each Friday Camden County has partnered with Touch New Jersey and the Food Bank of South Jersey to bring FREE food distribution to those in need throughout Camden County in April. April 9th - Kroc Center, 1865 Harrison Ave., Lindenwold. April 16th - Charles DePalma Complex, Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold. April 23rd - Antioch Baptist Church, 690-700 Ferry Ave, Camden. April 30th - Charles DePalma Complex, Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold. Read more →


Gloucester City Police Release Statement Regarding Facebook Rumors About Juveniles

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 5, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department released the following statement regarding rumors on Facebook pertaining to an incident involving juveniles. Gloucester City Police Lt. Jason Flood, spokesperson for the department said, "There have been some rumors on Facebook regarding an incident, involving juveniles, over the weekend. While we cannot comment on the facts of a juvenile matter, we would like to stress that the matter was, in fact, documented in a police report and it is being actively investigated. We cannot, and will not, discuss the matter on Facebook Messenger or through the comment section of our posts. If anyone has any information about the matter, please contact the Detective Bureau at (856) 456-7797. Any comments regarding the matter on our... Read more →


South Jersey Congressman Receives ASSA Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) has presented him with the 2021 Honorable Thad Cochran Leadership Award for his dedication and commitment to a robust American shipbuilding supplier industrial base. He was presented the award during the ASSA Annual Congressional Virtual Fly-in by ASSA Founder, Carl Fisher along with Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), the 2020 recipient of the award, and Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), the inaugural recipient of the Award in 2017. ASSA established this annual award to honor the leadership of the late Senator Cochran for his unwavering support to those large and small businesses that provide the technologies and components necessary to build Navy and Coast Guard ships, which are critical to... Read more →


Camden County Commissioner Releases Statement on New Law for In Person Early Voting

The statement below is by Commissioner Cappelli regarding Governor Murphy signing S3203 into law, establishing in-person early voting in New Jersey. “I applaud Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature for continuing to expand access to our democratic process in the Garden State. At a time when other states are restricting and curtailing the right to vote for so many, this measure makes voting easier and more accessible for Camden County residents. Our country’s history with regards to voting rights is obviously far from perfect. For too long, millions of Americans were either denied the right to vote entirely or were systematically disenfranchised by a multitude of laws and regulations which targeted minority groups. Unfortunately, we are seeing legislators in other states repeating these mistakes... Read more →


VIDEO: CCPO Major Crimes Unit Continues the Search for Luz Maldonado

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Luz Maldonado briefly saw her daughter, Stephanie Rosado, around New Year’s Day in 2009. She had no idea it would be the last time she saw 26-year-old Stephanie, her first-born child, alive. “Beautiful, beautiful daughter. She was always with her son, she always came over every other weekend or every weekend, holidays,” said Maldonado. “Until she got married. When she got married things changed a little bit, of course. But she always came around, always came around.” After getting married, Maldonado said Stephanie got involved in a high-risk lifestyle, often going for periods of time without seeing family or friends. It was during one of those periods that she went missing. “The last person to see Stephanie Rosado alive was her roommate. That... Read more →


World War II soldier's son seeking info on father's photographs

World War II veteran and former Maine Legionnaire Richard Perkins was a radio operator stationed at Fort Shafter in Honolulu. When he passed away in 2014 he left behind nearly 700 negatives of photos he took during his service. His son, Dana, is trying to learn more about those individuals in the photos. The American Legion APR 01, 2021 FacebookTwitterMore10 Richard Erlon Perkins was a U.S. Army radio operator stationed for a period of time at Fort Shafter in Honolulu during World War II. A member of American Legion Post 42 in Damariscotta, Maine, when he passed away in 2014, Perkins didn’t speak much about his time in the military, according to his children. But after his death, Perkins’ children found a window to that... Read more →


Regina Karpiak (nee Grynkiewicz),of Haddon Heights

Regina Karpiak (nee Grynkiewicz), on March 31, 2021, of Haddon Heights; formerly from Camden. Age 95. Beloved wife of the late Gustav T. Karpiak. Loving mother to Thom G. Kent. Dear sister of the late Helen Fischer, Jesse Malatesta, Conrad, Leon, and Zigmond Grynkiewicz. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Rose of Lima Church at 300 E. Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Read more →


Joseph J. Money, of Lindenwold and Runnemede

Joseph J. Money, on March 31, 2021, of Lindenwold and Runnemede. Age 70. Beloved companion of Diane Ewell. Loving and devoted father of Joe Money (Erica) and Danielle Money (Matt). Loving and cherished grandfather of Reese and Sutton. Dear brother of Carol Conrad and uncle of Julie and Bonnie. Also survived by his cherished feline companion, BB. Joseph loved spending time with his granddaughters. He was a member of the South Jersey Herb Society and the Outdoor Club of South Jersey. Joe enjoyed gardening and cooking. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, PO Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 or by visiting http://giving.chop.edu/ Read more →


Anthony J. Pirrotta, of Glendora, age 78

Anthony J. Pirrotta, on March 31, 2021, of Glendora. Age 78. Beloved father of Renee Miserendino, Glen Pirrotta and his wife Lisa, and Jason Pirrotta and his wife Jennifer. Dear Pop-pop to Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Megan, Noah, Sofia, Dylan and Claire. Loving Companion of Colleen McCulloch and her son Rick and wife Kati. Brother of Andrew, Lou, Veronica, Josephine, Eleanor and the late Joe and Ed. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Anthony was very active with Glendora Little League and other youth sports. He retired as an electrician for Coffey Electric in Audubon. There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am on Tuesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 12pm, Sacred Heart Church, 1739 Ferry Ave, Camden, NJ 08104. Interment New St.... Read more →


Carstarphen team gets unanimous endorsement from Camden City Democratic Committee

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden City Democratic Committee universally endorsed Ward 2 Councilman Vic Carstarphen for Mayor in the upcoming Democratic primary in June. Every committee member advocated for Carstarphen and his slate to represent the Democratic Party in the upcoming election as the right team to lead the city over the next four years. The Carstarphen’s slate also includes, incumbent council members Angel Fuentes, Sheila Davis and newcomer Nohemi G. Soria-Pérez. Carstarphen thanked the committee for its support and outlined his platform to guide the city into the future. “I am humbled to have the honor and privilege of this endorsement by the entire Camden City Democratic Committee,” Carstarphen said. “With the party’s support, we will earn the confidence of Camden voters by putting... Read more →


Mexican and Columbian Nationals Indicted for Illicit Drug Distribution; 27 Arrested

A multi-year investigation by HSI NASHVILLE — An investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations resulted in a federal indictment for 27 individuals accused of committing crimes relating to conspiracy to distribute illicit drugs. The acting U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee made the announcement March 31 in Nashville. In total, 37 individuals have been charged in the large-scale conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine that began as early as 2018 and was orchestrated from within the Tennessee state prison system. Other charges resulting from the investigation include kidnapping, money laundering, making threats by electronic communication, and firearms violations. “HSI agents worked in collaboration with the numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies involved in this multi-year OCDETF investigation, to bring... Read more →


Richard J. Stone, of Gloucester City, 54

On March 31, 2021. Age 54. Of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Glenolden, PA, he is the son of Carmen A. Elias and the late William W. Stone. Richard is also survived by his brother, Joseph Stone and sister, Carmen Stone. He was predeceased by his brother, William Stone. Richard had worked as a roofer with Joseph Karvice Roofing in Brooklawn, NJ. Funeral Services will be celebrated privately at the family’s convenience. There will be no visitation. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Richard J. Stone. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Rutgers Board of Trustees Elects 2021-2022 Officers

Tilak Lal named chair, Alan M. Crosta, Jr. and Nimesh S. Jhaveri co-vice chairs. Jose Piazza to serve on Board of Governors. Tilak Lal has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees. The senior vice president and co-head of investment risk management at Franklin Templeton Investments has served as co-vice chair of the Board of Trustees. A Half Moon Bay, Calif., resident and a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia Business School, Lal serves as an alumnus trustee through 2023. Lal has served on the governing boards’ Joint Committee on Investments for ten years, and as committee chair for the last eight. Alan M. Crosta Jr., the immediate past... Read more →


Assessment Team to Inspect Lumberton Police Department ; Public Invited to Comment

Lumberton Township, Burlington County, NJ - A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) on Thursday, April 8, 2021, will examine all aspects of the Lumberton Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Nicholas Peditto announced today. Chief Nicholas Peditto “Verification by the team that the Lumberton Township Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Nicholas Peditto said. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call... Read more →


Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation Donates $50K to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center/Washington Twp.

The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation (BBCF) — one of Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s key donors — recently donated $50,000 to the Patient Assistance Fund of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The Patient Assistance Fund provides patients financial support for household living expenses during their treatment. Since 2013, the Bridgeton, NJ-based nonprofit BBCF has donated more than $400,000 to Jefferson Health - New Jersey through funds raised at its annual golf tournament and other philanthropic events. “Last year’s BBCF donation helped more than 30 patients with cancer focus on their well-being and care,” said Ana María López, MD, MPH, MACP, Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Oncology and Chief of Cancer Services. “Through the Bottino Foundation’s generosity, many of our patients do... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: LEAP Academy High School Senior Maya Goodwin, Clinches 1,000 Points

CAMDEN PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL CELEBRATES STUDENT-ATHLETE WHO HITS HISTORIC SPORTS MILESTONE DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (CAMDEN CITY ) – Yesterday, LEAP Academy University Charter School, a high-performing public charter school in Camden, hosted a special celebration with students and faculty to recognize a standout student-athlete who just reached a 1,000-point milestone in her high school varsity basketball career, in spite of the obstacles created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maya Goodwin and Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D, Board Chair of the LEAP Academy The celebration marked the significant achievement as well as Goodwin’s broader accomplishments athletically and academically in a historically challenging time. Maya Goodwin, a high school senior at LEAP, became just the third student in the school’s history to achieve this milestone earlier this month during... Read more →


Archdiocese of Philadelphia to hold Holy Thursday Mass

HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER – April 1st 7:30 p.m. Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist. This Mass commemorates the Last Supper, during which Christ instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and gave us His commandment to love one another. The washing of feet, which is always optional, will not be performed during this celebration. Gloucestercitynews.net files Members of the Cathedral Schola, accompanied by organ, will assist with liturgical music. This Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocese website http://archphila.org as well as on Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez. (mult-box feed available) GOOD FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD – April 2nd 3:00 p.m. Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez... Read more →


St. Augustine Prep Swimmer Shane Washart Headed to Harvard, and the Olympic Trials

(photo provided) Seconds after his record-setting performance, senior Shane Washart takes a moment to process what he had just accomplished. Since 2017 Shane's brother Zach held the school's 500m free record. Shane is the son of Diana (Elenbark) Washart and Frank Washart. Grandparents Carol and Bill Elenbark, former Gloucester City residents; and Sarah and Russ Huber (both deceased) **** (March 11, 2021)--Humble and driven, Shane Washart, a Prep senior and Olympic hopeful has raced his way to the opportunity to compete at Blodgett Pool representing Harvard University. However, before the Wenonah, NJ native gets to call Cambridge, Massachusetts home, he recently added to his legacy at the Prep by becoming the new Hermits Swimming record-holder in the 500m free with a time of 4:32.30. Shane’s... Read more →


New Jersey American Water to Purchase Egg Harbor City Water/Sewer System for $21.8M

Acquisition Will Add 3,000 New Customer Connections CAMDEN, N.J. (March 29, 2021) – New Jersey American Water announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire the water and wastewater assets of Egg Harbor City, N.J. for $21.8 million. The municipally owned water and wastewater systems serve approximately 1,500 customer connections each, or 3,000 combined, and are being sold through the state’s Water Infrastructure Protection Act process. New Jersey American Water anticipates completing the acquisition in the second half of 2021, following approval from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. “We look forward to providing the residents of Egg Harbor City with reliable water and wastewater services, as we do for over 192 municipalities across the... Read more →


North Wildwood Man Charged with Attempted Human Trafficking of a Child and other Charges

WOODBURY, NJ (March 30, 2021)--Gloucester County Acting Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman announces that Robert C. Reinhart (DOB 10/03/1968) of North Wildwood, NJ, was arrested on March 29, 2021, and charged with one count of Attempted Human Trafficking of a Child (1st Degree), Luring of a Child (2nd Degree), and Attempted Sexual Assault (2nd Degree). In January 2021, Reinhart contacted an undercover investigator with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office via text message. The undercover investigator was posing as an adult sister with access to her 14-year-old younger sister. During the chat, Reinhart requested to pay $300 to engage in sexual acts with the 14-year-old child in Gloucester County, NJ. Reinhart continued to chat with the undercover investigator for the next month. In March 2021, Reinhart attempted... Read more →


Law Enforcement Solves 2017 Cherry Hill Bank Robbery

Gloucestercitynew.net files Camden City, N.J. (March 29, 2021)--– Detectives have made an arrest in a 2017 bank robbery in Cherry Hill, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan. Phillip Thomas, 39, of Elkton, M.D., has been charged with one count of second-degree Robbery. On Feb. 26, 2017, officers responded to the TD Bank on the 1700 block of Route 70 East around 11:16 a.m. for a report of a robbery. Bank employees told police a man passed a note to a teller demanding cash. Surveillance footage captured the man leaving with an undisclosed amount of money and driving away in a silver minivan. Footage of the incident was released to the public, but detectives said... Read more →


3 Suspects Arrested for Double-Shooting in Pemberton Last Month; 1 Man Still in Hospital

(L.-R) Todd McKinney, 19, of Trenton, Damier Smith, 20, of Pemberton Township and Marlon Sutton, 22, of Camden Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that three suspects have been charged with a double shooting last month in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township. Todd McKinney, 19, of Trenton, Damier Smith, 20, of Pemberton Township and Marlon Sutton, 22, of Camden, were each charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Murder (First Degree), Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). Smith was taken into custody last week in North Carolina and is awaiting an extradition hearing. McKinney and Sutton were... Read more →


Virtual Boxing Lessons for CC Residents

Gloucestercitynews.net files The virtual class will teach fundamental boxing techniques, sequences and basic movements. Boxing gloves or hand weights work just fine for the class and no extra equipment is required to participate. Cardio exercises will run rampant and a total body workout will happen in the 60-minute Zoom meeting! Have some water and a towel ready to go because we will be nonstop moving once class begins! Our Spring 2021 Seniors Virtual Boxing Program from TKO Fitness, will run via Zoom video chat for 12 weeks, Thursday mornings at 10:45 am – 11:45 am. Our meeting ID is: 833 4695 8009 and the password is 1615. You MUST BE a Camden County resident in order to participate. Registration is required, & you may do... Read more →


*Household Hazardous Waste Collection 4-10-21

Camden County is hosting a Hazardous Waste Collection event for county residents at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill on April 10th from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. Please note that this event is subject to cancellation due to the continued COVID pandemic. As such, we ask that all residents planning to attend this event visit this website no more than 7 days prior to the event to confirm the event status. You may also call 856-858-5241 to confirm the same. Click Here to learn more. Instruction for the Days(s) of Event(s) All residents MUST WEAR MASKS All residents must remain in their vehicles with the windows up throughout the event All residents must show proof of residency - ID will be displayed through the window All... Read more →