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Gloucester Township PD Tip: Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings,

Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking,... Read more →

Child Abuse Awareness Month in April

WOODBURY, NJ--In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County is sponsoring a social media campaign to bring awareness to effective child abuse and neglect prevention efforts. Due to the epidemic of the coronavirus and quarantine measures being ordered by the Governor of New Jersey, our public events had to be canceled to protect the safety and welfare of our communities in Gloucester County. Although our public events had to be cancelled, we... Read more →

Sourland Mountain’s New Spirit: Crush COVID-19 Curve

Distillery Ramps Hand-Sanitizer Production for First Responders HOPEWELL, N.J. – April 2, 2020 – Sourland Mountain Spirits—“New Jersey’s Farm Distillery”—announced today that it has shifted from producing award-winning, craft spirits to hand sanitizers for health care systems, first responders and local nonprofits to stop the spread of COVID- 19. Earlier this week, the distillery made its first delivery of more than 2,000 bottles to Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, Homefront NJ in Lawrenceville and the Quakerbridge Mall... Read more →

VISIT PHILADELPHIA Releases Research to Inform Recovery Planning

Research has always been the foundation for the work we do at VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and now, more than ever, we need to know how people are feeling and what they’re thinking about travel in order to develop a COVID-19 recovery initiative that will spur a regional rebound. We know it will take all of us to create and execute a successful recovery. Today, we’re releasing new insight that will help inform plans for us and our partners — elected officials, hoteliers, restaurant owners, museum and... Read more →

Gloucester City Trash Collection Update: Bulk Trash Pickup Suspended Because of Coronavirus

Gloucester City Residents: Due to the Covid-19 Virus affecting all of New Jersey, the city’s trash company, Republic Service, and the city of Gloucester have agreed to suspend the collection of bulk waste for the foreseeable future. It will begin Monday, April 6, 2020 and will continue until the end of this nationwide pandemic. It is a safety measure for all involved so as to minimize contact. Gloucester City is one of the last towns in Camden County to agree to the suspension of bulk... Read more →

New Drive-Up Coronavirus Testing Site Opens Today in Camden City

(Camden City, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Health, the Camden County Freeholder Board, and Camden County Health Department have collaborated to open a new drive-up coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site in the city of Camden beginning April 1, 2020. “We are proud to work with two of our outstanding regional health systems, Cooper and Virtua, to open this new COVID-19 testing site to serve the needs of the citizens of Camden County,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “As the entire country and state... Read more →


GOSHEN, NY (March 31, 2020) – In adherence to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evolving restrictions from state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, LEGOLAND® New York Resort and parent company Merlin Entertainments regret to announce the postponement of the Resort opening until 2021. The measure is consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide. “Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we... Read more →

Novel COVID-19 - Did the betting odds for Top Candidates for Winning EURO 2020 change? 

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 31, 2020)--Even though the football across Europe stopped for the moment, the fans are still debating about the EURO 2020 winners. The postponement of the tournament due to COVID-19 virus did disappoint both the players and the fanbase across the world, but it also increased various speculations regarding the outcome of this competition. There were some heated discussions even before the group stage draw has been made, but after that, we might as well say that it went to another level. Apart from... Read more →

Meals Available for Senior Citizens in Camden County

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – 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. The Division is continuing to secure emergency supplies and resources which will enable meal delivery for the... Read more →

'Pass the message to kick out coronavirus’

FIFA & WHO join forces with Football Stars FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a new awareness campaign led by world-renowned footballers, who are calling on all people around the world to follow five key steps to stop the spread of the disease. In the video material provided for editorial purposes, football stars from around the world convey the key messages in their mother tongue. Feel free to use it and pass the message.... Read more →

Formula 1 Monaco Grandprix postponement

is COVID-19’s latest sporting casualty, says GlobalData’s Sportcal Following the recent news that Formula One has postponed the Monaco Grandprix in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; the potential for a truncated Formula One (F1) season is now a real possibility. However the impact that this will have on F1 in general and specifically with their media and sponsorship partners could be profound. Conrad Wiacek, Head of Analysis & Consulting at Sportcal, a GlobalData company, offers his view on the turmoil ahead for the sport;... Read more →

Pick-6 Drawing at $3.9 Million

TRENTON (March 24, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on March 23 produced seven winners of $2,645 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $10,580. The $3.9 million drawing will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020. The winning numbers for the Monday, March 23, drawing were: 24, 28, 32, 39, 42 and 45. The XTRA Multiplier was: 04. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply... Read more →

NJ's 101 North Eatery & Bar Taking Part in Great American Takeout Day

(Tuesday March 24, 2020)- Today has been named the in order to support restaurants around the country. During the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 many restaurants have been forced to adapt to meet the needs of their local community. L.A’s 101 North Eatery & Bar made instant changes including no-contactcurbside take out and delivery options. With free delivery the Great American Takeout movement can benefit consumers too! Can’t find what you need at the store? Place an order with 101 North and find all of the... Read more →

A New Book Provides A Look Back At America’s History-Themed Park

(NAPSI)—Take a ride through history in a new book about a theme park that opened 60 years ago—and was secretly doomed from the start. “Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History,” by Michael R. Virgintino, documents the entire story from conception to bankruptcy of one of the most innovative and beloved theme parks in America. Published by Theme Park Press, the book features first-time interviews with park employees and never-before-published photographs. Freedomland U.S.A. was celebrated as the “Disneyland of the East.” Visitors came from across the country... Read more →

Coronavirus Test Sites in NJ Close Early Because of Crowds

BY Brenda Flanagan, Senior Correspondent | March 23, 2020, 4PM EST This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com (March 23, 2020)--Supervising physician Mark Merlin watched people drive through New Jersey’s second pop-up test site and get swabbed for the coronavirus at the PNC Bank Arts Center, just off Exit 116 on the Garden State Parkway. Such a crush of cars lined up... Read more →


NEW YORK, NY: (March 22, 2020)--Join the mob today when #SaveNYC begins "Quarantined Cash Mob" in attempts to save beloved mom and pop shops. Each day we will highlight a different small business in New York City that you can easily support from the comfort of your home. Visit their online stores in mass, make a donation via Venmo or Paypal, buy a gift card, order take-out or delivery from ailing restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops in coronavirus crisis. Let's take action en masse and... Read more →

From Broadway to Broad Street, our curtains will rise again!

(Philadelphia, PA, March 22, 2020) – From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season today, reminding the community to be hopeful in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020/21 season features a dazzling lineup of Tony Award®-winning productions, the most recent Broadway hits, and beloved returning classics. The upcoming season boasts a combined 49 Tony Awards® and 47 Drama Desk™ Awards, as well as four brand-new... Read more →

Pick-6 Rises $3.8 Million for March 23 Drawing

TRENTON (March 20, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on March 19 produced four winners of $4,986 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. The $3.8 million drawing will be held Monday, March 23, 2020. The winning numbers for the Thursday, March 19, drawing were: 03, 12, 13, 28, 37 and 48. 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. Executive Director James Carey announced... Read more →

United Methodist Communities Responds to COVID-19

Multiple strategies implemented statewide NEPTUNE, N.J. — March 19, 2020 — United Methodist Communities (UMC) has acted to address the novel (new) coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Amid this Gloucestercitynews.net files pandemic, the organization continues to work tirelessly and comprehensively to help ensure the health and well-being of residents, clients, and associates. The UMC released the following statement. At this time, we have no cases or known exposures of COVID-19 in our UMC communities. We have formed a COVID-19 Response Team, led by Corporate Director of... Read more →

NJDOT awards $4.8 million in Airport Improvement Program Grants

Grants will support projects at nine airports in seven counties (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the awarding of 12 Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $4.8 million in state funds to support airport safety and improvement projects. These grants, which leverage federal funding and airport contributions, will support a total of $31.4 million worth of work. “New Jersey’s public-use airports are an important piece of the State’s complex and diverse transportation system,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “General... Read more →

NJBIA Coronavirus Survey Finds Most Businesses in Need of Assistance

A survey conducted by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association finds that 93% of members who responded either are already negatively impacted by the coronavirus health crisis or anticipate being negatively impacted in the near future. At the same time, most respondents say they will need to cut costs due to coronavirus-related hardships, including a reduction of staff, hours, benefits and other remedies. Members also described in detail their most critical issues, showing a vast number of impacts from businesses from varying industries. "The... Read more →


Colette Fu | Claes Gabriel | Hiro Sakaguchi March 23 – June 6, 2020 Artists Talk & Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Artists Talk: 5:00 – 5:30 pm | Reception 5:30 – 7:00 pm GLASSBORO, NJ– Rowan University Art Gallery presents Tracing Origins, a group exhibition that brings together three Philadelphia-based artists, Colette Fu, Claes Gabriel, and Hiro Sakaguchi, who create work inspired by their ancestral homelands and native cultures. Pulling from personal memories, experiences, and familial influences, their stories are... Read more →

*Hidden Figures: Women in STEAM

Bridgeton, New Jersey – Families to College, Unidos Para la Familia, and STEAMworks present Hidden Figures: Women in STEAM, a New Jersey Makers Day Event at STEAMworks & FTC Campus Center @ Hopeloft, 40-46 E Commerce St, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 on Friday, March 20th from 4:00-8:00 PM. Families are invited to this statewide celebration of maker culture spotlighting hands on STEAM-based learning. They will explore history and create DIY souvenirs together, all while learning about influential women in STEAM. They will: Create illuminated paper lanterns... Read more →

Archdiocese of Philly Cancels Public Masses Effective at 12 noon Wednesday

Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice. Last week, the Archbishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Both decisions were made in response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the directives provided by government and health department officials at the local, state, and national levels. These measures will be... Read more →

*The Camden County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau

Did you know that any school, library, civic organization, gardening club within Camden County can request a speaker? The Camden County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau will be glad to come out this winter or spring to give a talk. For a list of available talks and to request a speaker Click Here. Read more →

*325th Anniversary Parade Applications Now Available!

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--June 2020 marks the 325th anniversay since Gloucester Township's incorporation in 1695. To kick off the 325th anniversary festivities, we will be hosting an anniversary parade in on May 2nd as a way to commemorate our town’s rich history and we’d like you to join us! Local groups, organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate in the parade and enter their own unique floats. The parade will start at the intersection of Davistown Road and the Black Horse Pike and travel North to... Read more →

Most Attractive Bonuses Offered By Online Casinos

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 17, 2020)--Online casinos are offering all kinds of bonuses to attract players. They are very innovative when it comes to this, and there is a number of popular bonuses that keep their existing customers and bring new ones. The following are the most attractive types of bonuses currently offered by popular online casinos. Make sure you take advantage of them and maximize your chances for profits. A welcome bonus is a standard type of bonus given by online casinos. You can get this... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Salute To St. Patrick

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor March 17, 2020 [Note: We run this article each year on March 17] The heroics of St. Patrick are not appreciated as much as they should be. He is the first person in history to publicly condemn slavery, and one of the first leaders to champion the cause of equal rights. There is much to celebrate on March 17. Fortunately, his writings, though slim, are eye-opening accounts of his life: Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus and Confessionreveal much about... Read more →

*Tuckahoe Craftsmen & Home Spring Show event!

Visitors will find everything they need for Spring decorating and home remodeling Tuckahoe, New Jersey, April 4-5, 2020 from 10am to 4pm: The Spring in TuckahoeCraftsmen & Home Event is coming to the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe, NJ, on April 4-5, from 10am to 4pm.This two- day gathering of artists, craftsmen, home improvement and direct sales vendors has something for everyone. Over 80 vendors are expected to participate, and the event is held indoors. Visitors to the show will find wood... Read more →

A Message from Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher Fletcher on COVID-19

(March 16, 2020)--As we continue to be challenged by the fluid response required by Covid-19 and after receiving some additional direction from our federal, state and county partners, the Maple Shade Police Department wanted to ensure the public was aware of some minor changes being put in place to protect our personnel. As an agency that prides itself in customer service and personal contacts, it is difficult for us to make this shift in protocol, but nonetheless it is necessary. Going forward, the Maple Shade... Read more →

*GHS Alumni Scholarship Social April 4

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The Gloucester High School Alumni Association "Spring Fling Back to the Prom" will be held on Saturday, April 4 at The Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard, and Sylvan Avenue from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at the door or from Wayne Smith @ 856-456-4580 or Janet Bevan @ 856-456-5511. All proceeds benefit the "Scholarship Fund". Read more →


SALEM NJ (March 16, 2020)--The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services is canceling a series of events planned though the Office on Aging and Disabilities during the month of March and the First Wednesday Senior Luncheon scheduled for April 1st. In addition to the programming, SCOOT trips to the Christiana Mall on Tuesday morning have been suspended through March as well as the New Castle Farmers Market trip scheduled for March 27th. Due to recommendations we have received from the Centers for Disease... Read more →