8,456 posts categorized "Camden County " Feed

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... Read more →

Money awarded to New Jersey health services, fire departments

Friday Federal Spending Watch: People walk down Spruce Street on April 18, 2015, in downtown Paterson, New Jersey. quiggyt4 / Shutterstock.com (The Center Square) – The federal government continues to shower money on the Garden State. Here are some recent announcements. Federally qualified health centers in New Jersey will receive more than $17.7 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. The centers can use the money for construction, expansion, renovation, and other capital improvements to improve health care infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Bloomfield College a five-year, $3 million grant. The grant, awarded through the U.S. Department... Read more →

Camden County Events and Happenings

Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event Registration Closes Sunday! The Final Day to Register for the Event is this Sunday, October 17th The ABSOLUTE LAST DAY to register for the event will be Sunday, October 17th at 11:59 PM! The in-person 10K will cap out at 2000 participants and the in-person 2 Mile Walk will cap out at 250 participants. There will be NO in-person registration for the 10K Run or 2 Mile Walk this year! The race will take place on November 7th at the historic Ben Franklin Bridge and is presented by AmeriHealth New Jersey. The 10K run... Read more →

Elaine Boggi (nee Standiford), age 73 of Runnemede

Elaine Boggi (nee Standiford), age 73 of Runnemede, NJ passed away Sept. 25, 2021 surrounded by her devoted family. She is survived by her three children, Melissa (Sean) McErlean, John (Swati) Boggi, and Melanie (Joseph) Morad. She also leaves her grandchildren: Amanda, Sean James, Connor, Hemma, Naveen, Priya and Jack; a brother, James Standiford; three nieces and one nephew. Elaine was a very caring, nurturing and loving person who was happiest when surrounded by her children, grandchildren and all her family members. She was an avid reader whose love of books is now shared by her children. Being in nature... Read more →


Barrington Police is participating in DEA National Takeback Day on October 23, 2021, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We will have an officer at the Rite Aid parking lot at 501 Clements Bridge Rd. Feel free to come and dispose of your unwanted, unused, and expired medicine. Individuals are encouraged to remove any labels that may contain personal informaiton. Syringes and other sharp objects will NOT be accepted. Non-pharmacutical and illicit drugs will be accepted with no quesitons. Address/Location Barrington Police Department, NJ 227 Trenton Ave Barrington, NJ 08007 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-547-3350 Read more →

Household Hazardous Waste Saturday, Oct. 16

Camden County Public Works Complex, 2311 Egg Harbor Rd., Lindenwold Hrs: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (rain or shine) Instructions for the day of the event: All residents must remain in their vehicles throughout the event. All materials to be dropped off should be placed in the trunk, rear cargo area, or pick-up bed. Materials should not be placed in the passenger seating area Wearing a mask is encouraged. For more information, please call 856 858-5241 Camden County Public Works 2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold, NJ, United States Saturday, Oct 16th, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Read more →

Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Unveiling and Community Celebration Event 

Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Unveiling and Community Celebration Event, Wiggins Park Promenade along the Camden City Waterfront, Camden City Saturday, October 16, 2021 (rain date 10/17) – 1:00 pm Presented by: Camden County Board of Commissioners Mayor Vic Carstarphen, City of Camden Chief Gabriel Rodriguez, Camden County Police Department Camden County Sheriff’s Office Camden County Historical Society Camden Community Partnership Camden County Jersey Joe Statue Committee The Cream Family And our many community partners Co-Master of Ceremony: Senator Jim Beach, Chairman, Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Committee Grandson Vincent Cream, Member, Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Committee 12:00 pm – Parade through... Read more →

Burlington County Court Sentences Man to 6-YEARS for Causing Fatal Five Car Collision on Tacony Bridge

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Philadelphia man who was traveling at a high rate of speed on the Tacony-Palmyra bridge late last year was sentenced yesterday to six years in New Jersey state prison for his role in causing a five-car collision that killed one of the drivers. The sentence was handed down in Superior Court by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C. to Jonathan Ramos, 29, who pled guilty in July to Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree), as well as traffic summonses for speeding and driving with a suspended license.... Read more →

CHALKBEAT: Philadelphia Overhauls Selective Admissions Policy in Bid to be Anti-Racist

Philadelphia School District office building, photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Tribune Dale Mezzacappa, CHALKBEAT https://www.chalkbeat.org Oct 6, 4:14pm EDT As part of an effort to be an “anti-racist institution,” the Philadelphia school district is changing its school admissions process to make the city’s most coveted magnets more accessible to those who have been traditionally underrepresented — primarily low-income Black and Latino students. All students who qualify, based on criteria including their grades and attendance, will now be selected from a lottery, rather than giving principals the final say from among a larger pool of eligible students. For five of the... Read more →

Giselda T. Lobascio (nee DiClaudio), age 92 of Audubon,

On October 10, 2021, Giselda T. Lobascio (nee DiClaudio), age 92 of Audubon, passed away of natural causes. She was born in 1929 in Castelli, Italy and moved to Camden, NJ as a child where she was raised. She met and married her husband of 73 years, Vincent Lobascio, a World War II veteran, in 1947. Vincent predeceased her in November of 2020. She had their first child, Louis, in 1951 who passed away from brain cancer in 1956. She deeply loved her three surviving children, Vincent Jr., Jean (Mike) and Lorraine (Jim); her three grandchildren, Jennifer (Ed), Carolynn (Bobby)... Read more →


Audubon Fire Company and Audubon' Fathers' Association are teaming up for another Oktoberfest. $30/person or $50/couple. Outdoor event at the Firehouse, 221 W Merchant. There will be food and beer will be provided. Tickets available at the Firehouse. Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Gloucester City Awarded Neighborhood Preservation Grant to Be Disbursed Over Five Year Period

GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY(October 13, 2021)-- The City of Gloucester City has been awarded a 5-year designation, including an initial $125,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). Pending annual State budget capacity, the City of Gloucester City is anticipated to receive up to $125,000 a year for a total of five years to assist with economic and community development. In addition to funding, the State’s NPP Team of place-based revitalization experts will provide a robust array of technical assistance and training to guide and empower this local effort. The focus will be on... Read more →

Gloucester County Job Fair, October 15

(Sewell, NJ)-Gloucester County will hold a Mega Job Fair on Friday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the RCSJ Gymnasium. The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and Workforce Development Board (WDB) encourage residents to attend and to dress for success, bring copies of their resume and prepare for on the spot interviews. “The Mega Job Fair is a great opportunity to see all of the employers that have opportunities across the county. Whether you’re searching for a service industry job, tech job or maybe a position in healthcare, full time or part time positions are available,” said Commissioner... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 3, 2021)--A two wheel trailer along with a riding lawn mower was stolen early Sunday morning between 4 AM and 4:20 AM from a home owner who lives on East Thompson Avenue, Gloucester City. The thief or thieves were driving a white E250 van with a hitch on the back. If you have any information about this incident please contact the Gloucester City Police Department at 856-456-0900. If you live in the area and own a video camera please check it you might have caught some video of the thieves pasting through your block. CNBNews EDITOR'S... Read more →


(West Deptford, NJ)—Voting is easier and more convenient than ever with 3 ways to vote in the upcoming November 2 General Election. Vote-by-Mail Ballot Registered voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by following the instructions found at VOTE.NJ.GOV or contacting the Gloucester County County Clerk at 856-853-3237. Then, VOTE and RETURN your ballot one of the following ways... Mail: Your vote-by-mail ballot MUST be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2 and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 8. Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place your vote-by-mail ballot in one of your county’s... Read more →

Edward Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge Dedicated at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

The Edward and Patricia Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge was dedicated with a plaque unveiling at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital in early October. More than 30 friends, family, board members and past colleagues came out to honor Sullivan, who served as Kennedy Health’s, and later Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer from 1975 to 2019. For more than 40 years, Sullivan provided expert legal guidance and played a key role in many important milestones in Kennedy’s history, including the 1977 affiliation with the UMDNJ-SOM (now Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine), and Kennedy’s acquisition of... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Seeking Public's Help with Locating Driver who Failed to Stop

This GTPD Crime Stoppers VIDEO can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/H9nGEIs7E24 On Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 2:52 AM a Gloucester Township Police Patrolman observed the pictured silver in color 1999 to 2002 Chevy Silverado Pickup exit the Lakeview Apartments onto Lower Landing Road with the rear license plate covered by black cardboard. The Officer pulled over vehicle onto Lower Landing Road, which took off at a high rate of speed after the Officer exited his vehicle. The fleeing vehicle sped into a residential neighborhood, in which the Officer did not pursue. After reviewing body camera and dash camera video, the... Read more →

VIDEO: Arizona Rancher Talks About Living on the U.S.-Mexico Border under Biden's Immigration Policy

John Ladd, whose family has had a ranch adjoining the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 120 years, says that illegal immigrants are telling him that President Joe Biden’s immigration policy is an invitation for invited them to come. For Ladd, the impact has been devastating. Here’s what he’s seen—and why he is concerned for the future of the country. video courtesy of The Daily Signal Watch the rest of our new series, The Real Stories of the Border Crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-i26... Still haven’t subscribed to The Daily Signal on YouTube? Click here ► https://bit.ly/2oz8N1I Follow The Daily Signal on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDailySign...... Read more →


Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Phil Murphy and ECEA teachers union members attended an indoor Garden State Equality Ball, where few, if any attendees were wearing face masks or following CDC and state COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, according to the SHORE NEWS. Murphy’s Law in the state of New Jersey declares that all faculty, students, and staff must wear face masks while in school. It requires them to adhere to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the New Jersey Department of Health. Murphy’s Law also declares that those same teachers can party the night... Read more →

Why Mud Baseballs?

Baseball Rubbing Mud (L) Lena Blackburne's baseball card for when he played for the Chicago White Sox; (R) Photo of the mud. Why Mud Baseballs? The sheen on new baseballs makes them slippery. In the 1920s, Ray Chapman died after being hit by an errant pitch. After the tragedy, teams started to look for what could be used on baseballs to give pitchers a better grip and more control. First they used the juice of chewing tobacco, but the umpires griped about applying that gross substance to balls before every game. Mud made of water and dirt from the playing... Read more →

David W. Borton, Sr., Longtime Baseball Umpire, Hot Stovers Baseball Club Member, SJ Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee

David W. Borton, Sr. AUDUBON, NJ (October 11, 2021)--David W. Borton, Sr., age 73 of Audubon, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Dave was raised in Haddon Township. where he attended St. John’s and graduated with the class of 1966 at Haddon Township High School. Dave was a longtime resident of Audubon where he also ran his business, Borton Associates, and was a faithful parishioner of St. Joseph The Worker Parish. Dave was a Philadelphia Sports fan and a long-time season ticket holder of the Flyers and Eagles and finally witnessed the great Eagles Superbowl win! His biggest passion... Read more →

Good News: New Jersey American Water Upgrading Aging Water Main in Barrington

CAMDEN, N.J. – OCT. 7, 2021 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 8,940 feet of aging water main in Barrington starting next week. The project also includes replacing eight fire hydrants and 195 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch and 8-inch Transite and steel water lines that were installed in the 1940s with new 6- and 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets: Tavistock Boulevard from Warwick Road to Chesterfield Road Wayne Road from Tavistock Boulevard to Warwick Road Oakwood Road from Tavistock Boulevard to Chesterfield Road Chesterfield Road... Read more →

Rev. Francis J. Gramigna, Pastor at St. Joseph's, (Sea Isle), Assumption (Wildwood Crest), St. Francis (Barrington)

Egg Harbor Township – On May 22, 2020. Age 83. Loving son of the late Joseph and Jane Gramigna. Devoted brother of Kathleen “Cass” (late Edward) Garrity and Charles (late Claire) Gramigna, and Sister-in-law Mary Gramigna. Predeceased by Mary (Louis) Lippa, Joan (Thomas) Campbell, Rose (Patrick) McShane, Joseph (Patricia) Gramigna, Edward Gramigna, Sr. Dear uncle of 48 nieces and nephews, and too many great-nieces and great-nephews to count. Father Frank was born in Oaklyn and was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in 1955 where he was Captain of the football team. Father attended St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore... Read more →

Adele M. Presutti, age 101, of Laurel Springs/Philadelphia

Laurel Springs – Formerly of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. On October 7, 2021. (nee Morman) Age 101. Loving wife of the late Anthony H. Presutti, Sr. In the loving care of her daughters: Lois A. (the late) Grant Schuhl and Nancy E. (Steven) Patruno. Predeceased by her son, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony H. Presutti, Jr. (surviving wife Eleanor A.). Dear sister of Richard Benjamin Morman (the late Antoinette). Cherished grandmother of Scott A. (Mary Jo) Schuhl, Dr. Anthony H. (Becca) Presutti, III, Elita Presutti, Robert M. (Lisa) Schuhl, Christina E. (John) Berth. Predeceased by her 2 grandchildren: Andrea E. Patruno... Read more →

Camden County DCA Grant Application Includes Nearly $400,000 for City of Gloucester City

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(October 11, 2021)----The County of Camden is holding a virtual public hearing, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 10 AM for the purpose to announce it intends to apply to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for: $370,684 in Community Development Block Grant CV1 funds for Gloucester City and $1,343,678 in Community Development Block Grant CV2 funds, which were made available through the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136. The County has determined that the best and most effective way to address community needs and prepare, prevent, and respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is to establish... Read more →

Not-For-Profit-Organizations in Camden County Eligible for COVID Community Recovery Grant Program

Take notice that the County of Camden, New Jersey (“County”) will receive grant proposals from eligible not-for-profit organizations (“organizations”) by November 30th, 2021 at 5:00pm under its COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant Program (“Program”). The County will award grants under the Program on a discretionary basis not-to-exceed $500,000.00 per organization. Organizations must meet all Program criteria and requirements, including, but not limited to, having a physical service address within the geographic boundaries of the County and demonstrating a direct or secondary impact caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The primary objectives of grant funds under this Program are to: (i)... Read more →

Lillian McRae, of Maple Shade & Trenton, age 77

Maple Shade - Formerly of Trenton. On October 4, 2021. Age 77. Graveside services will be on Tuesday, October 12th at 10:00 am in Waterford Memorial Park, Waterford, NJ. There will be no visitation or viewing. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Lillian McRae. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

South Merrimac Road House Raided, Three Kilos of Fentanyl Seized Plus Pill Press

1100 block of South Merrimac Road Photo Credit: Google Maps More than three kilos of highly-toxic fentanyl was seized during a multi-agency raid on an alleged "pill mill" in South Jersey, authorities said. The Camden County Prosecutor's Narcotics Task Force, with the help of multiple other agencies, successfully broke up the pill mill in Camden, following a six-month investigation, they said. The alleged pill mill spanned two City of Camden locations, accofding to Mayer: One is located on the 1100 block of S. Merrimac Road and the other on the 2900 block of N. 36th Street, according to Acting Camden... Read more →

Philadelphia Resident Arrested on Federal Charges During January 6 Capitol Riot

Defendant Allegedly Threw Objects at Police A Pennsylvania man was arrested yesterday for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Michael James Dickinson, 30, of Philadelphia, is charged with federal offenses that include assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers; civil disorder; and engaging in physical violence on restricted grounds. Dickinson made his initial appearance in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on yesterday afternoon. According to court documents, Dickinson was... Read more →

VIRTUA HEALTH Opens the First and Only Freestanding Midwifery Birth and Wellness Center in SJ

Virtua Health – a health system synonymous with maternity services – has opened a Midwifery Birth & Wellness Center to provide even more care options for local families. The Voorhees facility is the only freestanding birth center in South Jersey. It offers a natural approach – known as physiologic labor and birth – in a setting designed to resemble the home. Fittingly, the Center is opening during National Midwifery Week. “Starting or growing a family is a hugely exciting time for everyone involved, and so we pride ourselves on providing personalized experiences that celebrate the individual and reflect their respective... Read more →


" I love you, be safe, see you tomorrow.” ~Keisha Wilkins, principal Martin Luther King HS Martin Luther King High School, West Philadelphia Johann Calhoun, Chalkbeat Oct 6,2021 PHILADELPHIA, PA--In more than six years as principal of Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, Keisha Wilkins has developed a ritual of sending students off in the afternoon with the same parting words: “I love you, be safe, see you tomorrow.” But twice in the past year at the 551-student school in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood, students haven’t returned. A junior was found shot to death while attending a vigil... Read more →

A “Family” When He Most Needed It Most:

Blenheim Volunteer Firefighter Anthony Siciliano Reflects on the Value of Volunteering  

Blenheim, NJ–(CNBNEWS)-- At the age of twelve, Anthony Siciliano (photos) lost his father. It was devastating. Despite the support of his mother and sisters, Siciliano yearned for a father-figure – not to replace his dad – but to help guide him in those transformative years. The Blenheim Fire Company firefighters provided that needed support, as Siciliano often found himself in their company at numerous firehouse events with his grandmother and uncle, both volunteers. Soon, Siciliano became a Junior Volunteer at the Bellmawr Park Fire Company from age 14-18. The experience, he said, was “transformative.” Despite a hiatus from firefighting, Siciliano... Read more →

The DePoder Gang Leader And His Son Sentenced for Illegal Drug Sales and Defrauding SNAP; Others Plead Guilty

CAMDEN, N.J. (October 8, 2021)(CNBNewsnet)-– A Camden County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to a federal prison term for leading a conspiracy to distribute and sell oxycodone, Adderall, and Xanax while also defrauding the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and his son was sentenced for conspiring with his father to distribute Adderall, distributing oxycodone, and defrauding the SNAP program by using unlawfully obtained benefits sold to him by his father, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Rocco DePoder, 68, of Gloucester City, New Jersey, was sentenced to 70 months in prison. His son, Michael DePoder, 41, also... Read more →

Haddonfield Announces Halloween Activities

DINOSAUR MADNESS TAKES OVER HADDONFIELD DURING TWO-WEEK HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES Haddonfield, NJ (October 8, 2021) – For two weeks leading up to Halloween, Haddonfield is going prehistoric. Expect dinosaurs wandering the charming downtown streets, a window decorating contest at local businesses, contests, giveaways, and plenty of family fun. Haddyween, now in its second year, is inspired by John Giannotti's Hadrosaurus foulkii sculpture “Haddy” located at 2 Kings Court. It’s based on an important dinosaur skeleton that was unearthed in October 1858, right in Haddonfield. “This October marks 163 years since the Hadrosaurus skeleton was discovered here in Haddonfield,” says Bob Hochgertel,... Read more →

*Gloucester Township Cancels Halloween

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(OCTOBER 8, 2021)--Gloucester Township is asking residents to follow safety precautions with respect to celebrating Halloween. The Township strongly encourages residents to use their best judgment and practice the recommended safety measures while trick-or-treating this year, between the hours of 2 pm and 7:30 pm on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Please use your own discretion when evaluating risks associated with your child trick-or-treating; and if you are worried about possible COVID-19 exposure, please refrain from participating and opening your door to trick-or-treaters. An official sign is available for downloading and printing. Gloucester Township suggests placing the sign on... Read more →


PATCO makes slight schedule adjustments to maintain on-time performance during the fall season The leaf schedule aims to maintain schedule reliability and on-time performance during the fall months when the seasonal leaf fall has the potential to delay commuter trains. The falling foliage leaves behind an oily residue when crushed by train wheels. This slick residue creates slippery rail conditions which require trains to operate at reduced speeds with longer trip times. The loss of traction has the potential to flatten out areas of the train’s wheel surfaces resulting in the wheel rolling unevenly and emitting a thumping sound. When... Read more →

Keep Center City Vibrant, Support Recovery

Support the Center City District Foundation and contribute to the vitality and economic recovery of Philadelphia. During the past eighteen months, Center City District employees have not missed a single day, working to make sure Center City sidewalks remain clean, safe, and attractive. Contributions from donors like you helped us add more safe activities in our four parks, provide opportunities for performing arts groups to perform outside, while supporting outdoor dining for restaurants. Contributions to the Center City District Foundation help us animate streetscapes and parks, creating world-class public spaces with high-quality experiences for all. Please support the Center City... Read more →

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Gloucester City Residents to Submit Public Comment

(Gloucester City, Camden County, NJ)(Oct.5, 2021)-- Friday, October 8, a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Gloucester City Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Brian Morrell announced today. “Verification by the team that the Gloucester City 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”, Morrell said. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: “10 Reasons to Vote for Sara O’Brien”

Youth Oriented Energetic Concerned Citizen Educated Good Listener Open-Minded Communicator Loves Gloucester City Organized Caring Vote “Column 3” Independent—Sara O’Brien for Council Submitted by Former Mayor Bob Bevan Read more →

Philadelphia Airport Only Entry Point in United States for Afghan Evacuees

Philadelphia International Airport PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 7, 2021)---- More Afghan evacuees are arriving in Philadelphia Tuesday after a three-week pause for public health precautions, the city announced, according to WHYY, Philadelphia Philadelphia International Airport is now the only entry point in the United States accepting Afghan evacuees, with the current groups coming from military bases overseas where they were sent following the initial chaos of the August collapse of the Afghan government. “We’re proud that the city and so many partners in this effort have banded together to welcome more than 11,000 evacuees through PHL. As a point-of-entry location, we... Read more →

EPA To Monitor Groundwater Contamination in Gloucester City and Camden City

NEW YORK (October 6, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its interim plan to address groundwater contaminated with radium at the Welsbach/General Gas Mantle Superfund site located in Camden and Gloucester City, New Jersey. The interim decision, in the form of a Record of Decision (ROD), calls for allowing natural processes to continue to break down contamination while restricting access to the groundwater and continuing to clean up the soil that is the source of contamination. The groundwater contamination will be monitored to determine that it is decreasing over time, as expected. Following the cleanup of... Read more →

Carl C. Duff, of Bellmawr, age 54

Beloved husband of MaryKay. Loving father of Rachel Hassett (Jim), Laura Duff and Chris Duff. Dear Pop-pop of Hunter and Haley. Brother of Marge, Rose, William and the late Stephen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Carl was known for his green thumb. He loved the outdoors, animals and especially loved being with his grandkids. There will be a viewing from 8:45am to 9:45am on Thursday at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 10am at the Church. Read more →


Gloucester City, Camden County, NJ)(Oct.5, 2021)-- Friday, October 8, a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Gloucester City Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Brian Morrell announced today. “Verification by the team that the Gloucester City 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”, Morrell said. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Dept. Seeking Applicants for Special Law Enforcement Officer-Class III

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 5, 2021)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester City Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer-Class III Minimum qualifications for SLEO personnel: Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files 1) Must be retired law enforcement officers who are less than 65 years of age. NOTE: a law enforcement officer shall not be considered retired if the officer's return to employment violates any federal or state law or regulation, which would deem the officer's retirement as not being bona fide; 2) Must have served as a duly qualified, fully trained, full-time officer in any municipality, county, agency of this state,... Read more →

Brian “Boomer”Conroy, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Collingswood; Worked at Tutti Toscani

Brian “Boomer” Matthew Conroy, from Cherry Hill, formerly of Collingswood, NJ, age 36, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Brian was a loyal friend & family member, full of random knowledge. He played golf like a pro whenever he picked up a club, rendering his roses gave him great joy, and he had a contagious laugh that got everyone going. His guitar playing and singing could capture any audience. It brought you back to the 1970's when the world was a different place. Brian worked for Tutti Toscani, regular customers will miss his welcoming face. He loved playing... Read more →

Camden County Residents Free Flu Shots Begin Oct. 6

(Gloucester Township, NJ) — The Board of Commissioners have scheduled 12 site locations for the 2021 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program. As is the tradition, the program begins at the annual Senior Health Fair, which this year takes place on Oct. 6 at the Scottish Rite Ballroom, 315 White Horse Pike in Collingswood, starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through 1:00 p.m. “In order to keep your family healthy this flu season, we encourage you to take advantage of this beneficial service provided by the Camden County Health Department,” said Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “We... Read more →

Eric R. Hemphill Sr., Williamstown/Gloucester City/Bellmawr

Eric R. Hemphill Sr., on October 1, 2021, of Williamstown, formerly of Gloucester City and Bellmawr. Age 35. Beloved husband of Colleen. Devoted father of Eric Jr. and Cole Anthony. Loving son of Diane Nickolson (Rich) and the late Ronald Hemphill. Son-in-law of Jay (Patricia) McGuigan. Brother of Jill, Justin and Kevin. Brother-in-law of Jay, Michael and Shawn. Uncle of Connor, Alyssa, Kaylee, Brendan, Ryan, Elias, Michael, Adalena, Amelia and Levi. Also survived by many loving family members. There will be a visitation from 6pm to 9pm on Friday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am at Our Lady... Read more →

Dwight Williams, 20, of Mount Holly Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Plan to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Burlington County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine in Camden, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Dwight Williams, 20, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to a superseding information charging him with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing heroin, as well as a mixture and substance containing cocaine. During his sentencing hearing, Williams agreed that the amount of heroin jointly attributable to him,... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant Program FOR Not-for-Profit Organizations

County of Camden, New Jersey Notice of Funding Opportunity Take notice that the County of Camden, New Jersey (“County”) will receive grant proposals from eligible not-for-profit organizations (“organizations”) by November 30th, 2021 at 5:00 pm under its COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant Program (“Program”). The County will award grants under the Program on a discretionary basis not to exceed $500,000.00 per organization. Organizations must meet all Program criteria and requirements, including, but not limited to, having a physical service address within the geographic boundaries of the County and demonstrating a direct or secondary impact caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.... Read more →