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Sindhi Foundation’s 350-mile Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love

The Sindhi Foundation’s 350-mile Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love began in New York City at the United Nations Headquarters. The Sindhi Foundation is excited to be walking through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and D.C., all in the name of human rights and climate change. Here are some updates: The Sindhi Foundation has received numerous new endorsements for their Long Walk. In the past few weeks, they have received the support and video messages from Congressman David Schweikert, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congressman Brad Sherman, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Congressman Adam Schiff, Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Congressman Raja Krishnamuthi and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, and many of whom are members of the Congressional Sindh Caucus. You can find the current endorsements on our... Read more →


Soon Another Traffic Nightmare for Travelers Coming and Going Through Gloucester City

Klemm Avenue, one of the most dangerous overpasses in the US (May 25, 2013) The I-76 overpass at Klemm Ave. in Gloucester City, N.J. was named one of the worst bridges in 2013. The overpass was built in 1956. More than 191,000 vehicles use it every day, and $30 million has been earmarked for deck replacement CNBNews photo credit GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 12, 2021)(CNBNews--Residents in Gloucester City will be dealing with traffic detours in the very near future as the New Jersey Department of Transportation has pushed up their time table for the construction of a third large road project for the connected 76/42/295 corridor. The construction is beginning sooner than later because DOT is concerned about the poor condition of the Klemm Avenue... Read more →


NJ'S Pick-6 Rolls to $6.5 Million for April 12 Drawing

TRENTON (April 9, 2021) – The Pick-6 drawing on April 8 produced eight winners of $3,791 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $11,373. The winning numbers for the Thursday, April 8, drawing were: 11, 17, 21, 29, 42 and 45. The XTRA Multiplier was: 03. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. The $6.5 million drawing will be held Monday, April 12, 2021. Read more →


ALL CATHOLIC CONCERT BAND  TO PERFORM ITS ANNUAL FESTIVAL VIA LIVESTREAM TONIGHT

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA Seventy-four students representing Archdiocesan Secondary Schools and private Catholic High Schools throughout the five-county region have been selected to participate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 2021 All Catholic Concert Band. This year’s concert is under the direction of guest conductor, Mr. James Colonna, D.M.A, Director of Bands/Graduate Studies in Instrumental Conducting, Messiah University. It will be hosted by Mr. Michael Connor (Class of ’85), President of Cardinal O’Hara High School, Mrs. Eileen Vice (Class of ’89), Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield (Delaware County), and Mr. Hector Ramirez, Music Director for Cardinal O’Hara High School. Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:30 p.m. Cardinal O’Hara High School To view the livestream of the 2021 All Catholic Concert Band please click here.... Read more →


Philadelphia Principals' Union Holds 'Money Matters In Schools' Virtual Town Hall

PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 502/Commonwealth Association of School Administrators (CASA) members joined with political, community and labor leaders today for a virtual town hall for a discussion on the School District of Philadelphia's commitment to equity and the need for administrators to be part of the decision-making process when it comes to school spending and staffing. Teamsters Local 502/CASA members have called on the School District of Philadelphia to provide funding for five full-time positions that the union has deemed as "absolutely essential" at every Philadelphia school. The five centrally allocated positions include an assistant principal, a climate manager, a fully released literacy lead teacher, a fully released math lead teacher, and a fully released special education compliance monitor. "CASA members... Read more →


Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, the new world-class gaming, hotel, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Philadelphia Stadium District opened in February. The opening marks another major milestone for the Company as the next Live! branded casino to open in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Live! Casino Pittsburgh opened in Hempfield Township, PA, in November 2020. The Cordish Companies' Principal Reed Cordish, Cordish Gaming Group President Rob Norton, and Executive Vice President Joe Billhimer were joined at a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (Second District), and numerous business, tourism and community leaders from the region. The ceremony was hosted by Philadelphia fan favorite Ron Jaworski, formerly of the... 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 →


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 →


Camden County Releases Vaccination Information; You Must Schedule An Appointment

The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health – New Jersey is vaccinating individuals at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College – Blackwood Campus. On-line scheduling is available now. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE. REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE. The New Jersey Department of Health, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, has established a phased priority group process for administering the vaccine. The State of New Jersey has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to several million more people in the state. The eligibility has been expanded to include Phase 1a and certain individuals in Phase 1b plus all the following:... 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 →


Chapter VIII:

Peyton and Me Meandering Through Gloucester City, Port Royal, VA., and Hilton Head Island, SC

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews IT ONLY COST $1.3 MILLION !--Construction work on Gloucester High School football field and running track is continuing. The plans call for a synthetic Astro-type material to be placed over the dirt field that has been used for football since the school opened in 1961. This past December the school board voted to approve the million dollars plus project. ++++ GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL--The top photo above a contractor is seeding the field behind the football stadium last week. Once the seed was down the workers laid straw over it to keep the birds, geese, and deer from eating it. The electronic sign near the entrance to the high school was upgraded with a brick cement pedestal recently. (click to... Read more →


Baseball and Hot Dog Super Fans Wanted

With the Major League Baseball season starting up again, BonusFinder  is looking for baseball and hot dog  super fans to become their  official  MLB Professional Food Tester. The successful applicant will determine the BEST hotdogs to eat whilst watching and celebrating the new MLB season and what’s even better, you get PAID to do so.   That’s right, you could be paid $500 with all expenses paid for to watch baseball AND  eat some quality hotdogs! To apply, all you have to  do is fill in the form on their website and tell us why you would be PERFECT for the role: https://www.bonusfinder.com/about-us/blog/mlb-food-tester-get-paid-500-eat-hot-dogs-and-watch-baseball Having already found professional Ice Cream, Cheeseburger, Pumpkin Pie testers and most recently, a professional Netflix binge watcher, Bonusfinder.com are looking for hotdog and baseball lovers to judge:  🌭 Hot... 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 →


CNB Travel News: Visit Philly

March 27, 2021 Dear Colleague, It’s spring! We marked the start of the season by launching an 11-week campaign to help drive day and overnight visitation. Called "Pack Light. Plan Big. For Philly.," the integrated tourism marketing campaign — our largest effort since COVID-19 began impacting Philadelphia in March 2020 — focuses on the ease of visiting Philadelphia, inviting leisure travelers to safely reconnect with those they have missed over the last year and experience the region’s varied offerings both indoors and out. This campaign comes as new research shows that Americans are beginning to spend money on travel as vaccinations increase. To generate hotel stays and boost our attractions, we’re supporting and promoting two free-parking-and-attraction-ticket offers: a fresh iteration of theVisit Philly Overnight Hotel... Read more →


AFL-CIO Women's History Month Profiles: Lauren Brennan

This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Laurel Brennan. Laurel Brennan is currently serving her seventh term as the secretary-treasurer of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, a position she has held since 1997. She is the first woman to be elected to this position in New Jersey. Brennan began her career in the labor movement with an internship with the New Jersey State Federation of Teachers. She also worked for the International... Read more →


*The Virtual Walk to End Lupus

The Virtual Walk to End Lupus Now South Jersey is part of the Lupus Foundation of America’s signature walk program. Benefiting the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, proceeds from the walk directly support those affected by lupus in the tri-state region through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. The Walk to End Lupus Now brings communities together to solve this great mystery of a disease. Lupus has no known cause and no known cure, but you can help raise awareness and support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide, including the 45,000+ lupus warriors right here in the Philadelphia Tri-State area. Together, we are taking steps to end lupus now! Event Information Walk Date: Saturday, October... Read more →


Spring is Here, A Good Time to Visit Philadelphia

This spring, every weekend is worthy of celebration in Philadelphia, and we know you’re looking to make the most of it by reconnecting safely with family and friends. To that, we say: We’ve got you! The Free Parking Saturdays deal includes free parking at the Auto Park at Independence Mall (41 North 6th Street) when you buy an attraction ticket at the Independence Visitor Center every Saturday from March 20 through May 29, 2021. Plus, if you buy tickets for two or more attractions, you’ll get 20% off. This deal from the Independence Visitor Center and Visit Philadelphia is a great chance for those who live here and live close to here to safely experience iconic Philadelphia with friends and family — and to use... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Avalon Garden Club Yard Sale, Paper Shredding, Bike Auction, Plant Sale

May 8th: The Avalon Garden Club will hold its annual community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 8th. The Club is asking all participants to socially distance when you visit individual properties, and follow all Covid-19 guidelines. Here is an announcement regarding new procedures regarding the Yard Sale: Yard-Sale-Participant-Information And, you can visit the Garden Club’s website for additional information at https://avalongardenclub.org/event/town-wide-yard-sale/ Additionally, the Borough of Avalon will be holding the annual Community Paper Shredding Day on Saturday, May 8th, starting at 9:00am at the Avalon Department of Public Works, 15th Street and Dune Drive. The Avalon Police Department will be holding its bicycle auction on Saturday, May 8th at 12 Noon, also at Public Works. The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Plant... Read more →


PLAYING IT SAFE:

TCNJ Performing Arts Program Leverages Hard Science to Welcome Back Students

photo provided EWING, NJ March 23, 2021 - In the beginning months of 2021, colleges are welcoming back students. As pandemic spread continues and variants pose public health threats, educational institutions confront challenges to reintroduce in-person learning. Traditionally an arts and media hub, the School of the Arts and Communication leverages hard science to reopen creative spaces, transforming The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) into one of the safest campuses in the US. “The college’s goal in performing airborne infection risk calculations was to implement strategies to help mitigate both infection risk and transmission rate,” says Campus Engineer David Matlack. “Recirculation is the concern. Whether singing or playing an instrument, music students emit aerosols,” adds Richard Kroth, Director of Operations for TCNJ’s Center for the... Read more →


PROPERTY TAXES

Gloucester City in the Top 30 with the Highest; Brooklawn in the Top 30 with the Lowest

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Top 30 Communities in New Jersey with the Highest Property Taxes Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files NJ Advance Media released an article recently regarding the 30 communities in the state of New Jersey with the highest property tax rate. Keep in mind that there are 565 towns/cities in the entire state. So to be listed in the top 30, in this case, is not something to brag about. Residents living in any of those 30 communities should call their mayor and city council/commissioners and demand they explain why they are paying more in taxes than 500 plus other communities in this state. Ask why other communities can function with less money? Ask when was the last time your taxes didn't... Read more →


An Insta-worthy Spring Pop Up Wedding Experience

Incredibly Unique Date in Fabulous Las Vegas Las Vegas elopement and micro-weddings expert and owner of Cactus Collective Weddings, McKenzi Taylor, is offering dream-like Spring-themed pop up wedding ceremonies to a handful of local couples. For a one-of-a-kind springtime wedding experience follow Cactus Collective Weddings through the garden gate to Crimson in Bloom, a limited time, indoor floral installation. When: April 3, 2021 (4, 3, 2, 1) with consecutive 30-minute ceremonies held between 9am and 1pm Where: Red Rock Casino and Resort, Las Vegas’ Crimson in Bloom floral installation What: Las Vegas-area couples are invited to marry on one of the most memorable dates of the year, with venue, officiant and wedding photography included courtesy of McKenzi Taylor and Cactus Collective Weddings It’s everything couples... Read more →


THE ARCHDIOCESE’S ALL CATHOLIC CHORUS  TO PERFORM ANNUAL CONCERT

The Festival will be live-streamed Eighty-four students representing Archdiocesan Secondary Schools and private Catholic High Schools throughout the five-county region have been selected to participate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 2021 All Catholic Chorus Concert. This year’s concert is under the direction of guest conductor, Dr. Rachel Cornacchio, Professor of Music at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg (Cumberland County), and will be hosted by Mr. Thomas Lynch `72, President of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, and Mr. Thomas Kuchler, Director of Performing Arts at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills (Bucks County). Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:30 p.m. Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Auditorium To view the live stream of 2021 All Catholic Chorus Concert, please click here. Social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.... Read more →


45 William First Residential Building in USA to Offer Tenants Free Access to LinkedIn Premium

BALDWIN EQUITIES ANNOUNCES LINKEDIN LEARNING FOR ALL TENANTS AT 45 WILLIAM IN NEWARK NEWARK, NJ – Baldwin Equities in partnership with Striker Leasing announces that 45 William will be the first residential building in the country to offer its tenants free access to LinkedIn Premium - which includes a membership to LinkedIn Learning. Through this program, tenants will have free access to the entire slate of over 16,000 expert-led LinkedIn Learning courses in addition to the many networking features LinkedIn Premium offers. Whitney in Progress (photo provided) The LinkedIn Premium membership will provide job and career exposure to William House tenants to help them thrive and increase their earning potential whether as employees or as independent entrepreneurs. It is part of a pilot program Avi... Read more →


Senior and Disabled Services for Camden County Residents

The Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services is prepared to ensure that no senior goes hungry during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All residents previously enrolled in the Camden County Nutrition Program have automatically begun receiving home-delivery of meals this week, and seniors in need of meals – for any reason – can call the Division at (856) 374-MEAL to make immediate arrangements.Are you a senior citizen (aged 60 and over) or an adult (18 and over) with a physical disability that is looking for assistance with basic needs such as food, housing, and medical services? Or maybe you need to find someone to do some minor repair work around your home? Or perhaps you’d just like to find out about how to volunteer... Read more →


Hello Friends of HFC,

It is Women's History Month and we wanted to showcase one of our programs that has gone above and beyond to meet the needs of our community during the pandemic. Our Hispanic Women's Resource Center has provided Hispanic women in Camden County with workforce development services since 1987, with the support of the NJ Division on Women and Latino Action Network Foundation. During the pandemic, Hispanic women were deeply impacted during the Coronavirus pandemic, especially in the area of safe, sustainable employment. We are serving women who lost the jobs due to the pandemic, women who are returning to the workforce to after many years to support their family, and women who are making career changes. Each program participant receives individualized Career Action Plan and... Read more →


Rowan University College of Performing Arts Present Phillipa Soo Livestream Concert April 16

The April 16 Performance Will Benefit State-Wide Arts Recovery GLASSBORO, NJ: Rowan University’s College of Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Phillipa Soo, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Hamilton,for a special livestream performance on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST, headlining the 2021 Marie Rader Presenting Series season. She will be joined by her Musical Director and collaborator, Or Matias. The engagement will include an exclusive VIP Q&A opportunity and a Masterclass for Rowan students. A large portion of the ticket sales from the 8:00 PM performance will be passed on to the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund, formed to provide relief to a sector devastated by the pandemic. Additional promotional support is being provided by arts advocacy partners at ArtPrideNJ.... Read more →


$10,000 Mega Million Ticket Sold in Camden County

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $79,000,000 TRENTON (March 10, 2021) – There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Tuesday, March 9, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was purchased at Wawa #8346, 2 North White Horse Pike, Somerdale in Camden County. In addition to the third-tier prize won, 10 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. One of those tickets was purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,000. Moreover, 24,597 other New Jersey players took home $92,262 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, March 9, drawing were: 04, 33, 46, 58,... Read more →


The Solution to Getting Married During COVID is A Micro Wedding

Engaged During COVID? The Perfect Wedding Solution… By McKenzi Taylor Newly engaged during COVID? With the rise of luxe micro-weddings that offer social distance and fresh open air and don’t skimp on tradition and romance, couples can enjoy something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue; invite those nearest and dearest and walk away with pictures out of a postcard during this pandemic. Las Vegas-based micro-weddings expert, McKenzi Taylor has been producing storybook nuptials against Nevada’s most exclusive and picturesque natural backdrops for several years, so when COVID hit, her wedding expertise were more in demand than ever. An example, of one of her couples who went micro and revamped their large wedding plans with the help of McKenzi’s company, Cactus Collective Weddings: Like... Read more →


*Attention Veterans: The Bucks County Veteran's Treatment Court Needs You

Become a Veteran Mentor BUCKS COUNTY, PA--The Bucks County Veteran's Treatment Court is looking for male and female military veterans to serve in the mentor program. Mentors are paired with a veteran to provide support to as they work through the Veterans Court program to successfully seek and maintain treatment, leading to successful completion of the Bucks County Veterans Treatment Court Program. Anyone wanting to become a veteran mentor should contact Carolyn Debuque, Veterans Court Mentor Coordinator, at (215) 527-6510 or email at cadebuque@buckscounty.org. The Bucks County Veterans Treatment Program was established by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office to more effectively address the needs of veterans cycling through the county court, probation and parole, and prison system. The treatment court is a collaborative effort... Read more →


I*NLIQUID’S ANNUAL ART AUCTION

THE BENEFIT, IS BACK FOR 2021 Philadelphia’s staple visual arts organization offers patrons and art lovers near and far a myriad of ways to safely enjoy their annual art auction with an incredible collection of over 150 pieces from established and emerging artists alike ​ ​InLiquid announces the return of their signature annual art auction, ​The Benefit 21​ which will take place ​April 7-11th​ at the Crane Arts Icebox Project Space, InLiquid Gallery and online. The auction, which will be run through the online auction platform, Givesmart, will end at 5 pm on Sunday, April 11th. “This year, more than ever, we need art. We need it as a form of expression for all of the things we are feeling, we need it as a... Read more →


The Point at Cape Henlopen is Closed for 2021 Beach Nesting Season

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds the public that The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean and bay beach, is now closed. Since 1993, The Point has closed annually each March for the benefit of threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other species. The Point’s nesting habitat on the ocean side will reopen to the public Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. The DNREC Divisions of Parks and Recreation, Fish and Wildlife, and Watershed Stewardship have worked together since 1990 to implement a management plan to halt the decline of beachnester and... Read more →


Samaritan’s Virtual Celebration of Life Gala Raises More Than $142,000

Cliff Mancine (right) of Cinnaminson, pictured here with his wife Kathy, was named a 2021 winner of Samaritan’s annual Delightful Dining Raffle at the organization’s annual Celebration of Life Gala. As a winner, Cliff was awarded twelve $100 dining gift certificates, valued at a total of $1,200, to some of the area’s finest restaurants. Samaritan’s Circle of Excellence Award Given to the Organization’s Staff for Quality, Compassionate Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Local Residents Named Delightful Dining Raffle Winners Mount Laurel, NJ – Samaritan recently held its annual Celebration of Life Gala, presented by Holman Enterprises, virtually on Saturday, February 6. The Gala, entitled Be A Samaritan: Celebration of Life, raised more than $142,000 in charitable support for the not-for-profit’s comprehensive family of services that... Read more →


Ocean State Job Lot’s Philanthropic Efforts Total $25 Million in 2020

Members of the Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania police and fire departments receive their critical PPE donations from the Ocean State Job Lot store located at 980 Bethlehem Pike. Financial and product donations reach 142 communities in the Northeast North Kingstown, RI - (March 3, 2021) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is pleased to announce that in 2020, the retail chain supported the 142 communities in which it has stores with $25 million in financial and product donations. The contributions were made in support of OSJL’s eight primary areas of focus, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning, as well as new programs specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more →


Coming This Spring: Philadelphia Museum of Art Unveils the Next Phase of Frank Gehry Redesign

Stunning new gallery spaces highlight art of the Americas... by Visit Philly The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s much-anticipated Frank Gehry-designed master redesign plan hits an exciting milestone on May 7 when the iconic attraction debuts new and refurbished spaces, completing the “Core Project” portion of the multi-year, multimillion project. Dramatic changes taking place inside the building include the opening up of spaces not seen by the public for decades and brand-new galleries to showcase the museum’s spectacular collection. Among the highlights of the Core Project set to debut: a soaring forum, with its inaugural installation of Teresita Fernández’s Fire (United States of the Americas) 20,000 square feet of new gallery space to be filled with art that rethinks the story of Philadelphia and the nation... Read more →


Things To Do In Camden County

The Diner Plays, Ritz Virtual Production From the ashes of a pandemic-cancelled theatrical event sponsored by Art Pride, THE DINER PLAYS, written by local playwrights Kumar Dari, Randy Petersen, and Alex Wilkie, are a humorous collection of short plays that were to be performed live inside of South Jersey diners last spring! Nearly a full year later, these delightful plays get a second lease on life as a team of five talented directors tackles bringing them to life in this Ritz Theatre virtual production. Click Here to learn more. Friday, February 26th @ 7:30PM Saturday, February 27th @ 7:30PM Sunday, February 28th @ 2:00PM Celebrate Dominican Independence Day Virtually on February 27th Movimiento Tricolor Inc., The City of Camden and Camden County will proudly present... Read more →


Wreaths Across America 2021 Race Program

Expanded partnership with event-management and timing company CompetitorME provides a variety of options for supporters looking to log miles while raising funds to support the mission! COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Feb. 23, 2021 — Today, Wreaths Across America (WAA) proudly announces its 2021 Race Program which will include a 737-mile virtual ESCORT TO ARLINGTON CHALLENGE, two virtual RUNNING FOR WREATHS options (5K and 10K available) in May and September, and one in-person STEM TO STONE REMEMBRANCE RUN this July, with a virtual option. This year’s race program is the result of an expanded partnership with event-management and timing company CompetitorME, after a successful inaugural year in 2020 where eight virtual road races were held across the country. The variety of options for supporters provides an... Read more →


Why Online Bingo is the Perfect Fit for Philadelphia’s Thriving Entertainment Scene

Philadelphia is a city with a rich and fascinating history. Having long had a thriving entertainment scene, its current population is treated to all manner of exciting things to see and do. When you’re in Philly and at a loose end, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. From soaring art galleries to historic landmarks like the Independence Hall, there are dozens of ways to fill an itinerary or spend a rainy day. One of the best is a good game of bingo, but it’s not only the traditional form you can enjoy; the online version is also a perfect fit for the city’s ever-growing entertainment scene. Let's look at just a few of the reasons why you might enjoy it. It’s flexible Source: Pixabay Life... Read more →


Wreaths Across America Receives $362,320 from Mission BBQ Customers

February 12, 2021 - Today, MISSION BBQ announced the donation of $362,320, to Wreaths Across America TM (WAA). This contribution was made possible thanks to the generosity of Our Customers and their support of the American Heroes Cups. The donation will help to sponsor over 36,000 veterans’ wreaths to remember our fallen U.S. service members during the 2021 holiday season. “We remain proud and humbled to stand with Wreaths Across America and the amazing work they continue to do to Remember, Honor and Teach,” said Bill Kraus, co-founder for MISSION BBQ. Wreaths Across American is known for its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, their mission is to remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach the next generation the value... Read more →


Ash Wednesday Service at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 12:05 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for Christians throughout the world. Lent is a 40-day period of penitence, prayer, fasting and almsgiving from Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday in preparation for the celebration of Easter. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:05 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Read more →


Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit’s 2021 National Tour

This unique museum on wheels could be coming to your hometown, to help honor local veterans and teach the community! COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Feb. 8, 2021 — Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce the start of the 2021 national tour for its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE). The MEE will hit the road this month in Maine and head Southwest towards Texas for both private and public scheduled events. “The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to bring community together and teach patriotism while remembering the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “However, over the last year, in light of the current health crisis, we feel this exhibit has taken... Read more →


Virtua Health Joins Forces with Philly’s B101.1 Radio

The unique collaboration will include interactive events and expert health tips (MARLTON, N.J.) Virtua Health, South Jersey's largest health system, is excited to announce a unique collaboration with Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company that’s home to over 230 radio stations, including Philadelphia's own B101.1 (WBEB-FM). Virtua and Entercom pursued this studio partnership with a shared passion for staying connected with the community. “This past year of uncertainty and disrupted routines really amplified the consumer’s reliance on media – especially their desire for people and information they could trust,” said Chrisie Scott, chief marketing officer, Virtua Health. “Partnering with Philadelphia’s number one radio station allows us to link the mission and here-for-good spirit of Virtua with the respected on-air personalities and life-energizing music of... Read more →


Some Business Signs Designing Tips To Follow For Smaller Firms

Starting up a new business takes a lot of financial support and good decision making from your side. However, making that business stand up against the marketing giants within the same field is a completely different ballgame. If you are trying to invest some money on the business sign, then you have to focus on the designing tips well. Some tips will help you to design the right signs, which will make your small businesses, shine and get hand in hand with the bigger and more established names in the market. What is hiding out of signage? What is the point of actually investing some major amounts when the banner hoardings are just going to be hidden under bright lights or electrical wiring? The main... Read more →


Call for Applications: $5,000 Arête Scholarship for College Bound Seniors

The New Jersey Hall of Fame, in partnership with our lead sponsor, Hackensack Meridian Health, and the NJ Education Association, is pleased to announce the renewal of both The Arête Scholarship and Annual Essay Contest! Spread the word about these awesome opportunities by forwarding this announcement to your friends & family. Inspired by Plato’s term “Arête,” which refers to “the realization of one’s highest self,” the $5,000 scholarship is granted to help one male and one female student who exhibit academic engagement, strong character, and a commitment to their community, realize their own path to greatness. College Bound NJ Seniors are invited to: APPLY NOW! Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2021 Who belongs in the New Jersey Hall of Fame? We want NJ students to... Read more →


One Lucky Fan Headed to Tampa for Super Bowl VIP Weekend Experience

ATLANTA, Jan. 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS), through its Crucial Catch partnership with the National Football League (NFL), announced today that two-time Emmy winner and host of NBC's "Access Hollywood", Mario Lopez, will send one lucky fan to Tampa, FL for a Super Bowl VIP weekend experience of a lifetime. Lopez joins ACS and the NFL to support the important work that ACS does through its Super Bowl Sweepstakes, where fans can support Crucial Catch's mission of increasing early-detection and cancer prevention while safely enjoying an all-expense-paid trip to the NFL's biggest game, following all COVID-19 compliance and guidelines. 100% of the funds raised will help benefit the many people who are in desperate need of lifesaving screenings/treatments. "Cancer screening and prevention... Read more →


THE KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

WITH AN ARRAY OF DIGITAL PROGRAMS, DESPITE BEING CLOSED DUE TO COVID19 Featuring Philadelphia jazz artists Gerald Veasley and Carol Riddick honoring the music and activism of the legendary Nina Simone, in partnership with the August Wilson African American Cultural Center; a FREE virtual performance by Hip Hop Fundamentals exploring the history of the genre as well as high-energy tutorials to get the entire family on their feet; plus, the digital debut of the Kimmel’s long-time Jazz4Freedom Education Program celebrating the Civil Rights Movement through jazz!  (Philadelphia, PA, February 1, 2021) ––The Kimmel Cultural Campus celebrates the accomplishments, heritage, and artistic contributions of African Americans through a variety of digital Black History Month programs throughout the month of February. Digital events shine a spotlight on... Read more →


Union Plumbers/Pipefitters: Keystone XL Decision Will Raise Energy Costs for American Families

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) (May 2019) — The Pennington County Commission has given approval to TC Energy to use county roads during the construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The company has similar agreements with other counties involved along the pipeline which would pass through western South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal says TC Energy is required to make any necessary improvements to the roads and keep them in good condition through the end of the construction project. ___ Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com (photo courtesy of teamsterspipeline.com/) The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) issued the following statement today following the news that the Biden-Harris Administration plans to rescind the permit and effectively end construction on the Keystone... Read more →


A List of Vaccination Sites in South Jersey Area

The following locations are available for eligible recipients to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately as the federal supply of vaccines to New Jersey remains limited. Burlington County Megasite - Moorestown Mall (Lord & Taylor) 400 & 401 NJ-38 Moorestown, Burlington CAMCare Health Corporation, 817 Federal Street, Camden CAMCare Health Corporation, 121 White Horse Pike, Clementine Camden County Vaccination Center, Camden County College Blackwood, Camden Gloucester County Megasite - Rowan College of South Jersey, 1400 Tanyard Road Sewell, Gloucester Riverside Medical Group Camden, 318 White Horse Pike Haddon Heights, Camden Project H.O.P.E, 519-525 West Street, Camden RMG Mount Ephraim, Mount Ephraim RMG Urgent Care Center - Cherry Hill, 2322 Route... Read more →