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*HOW TO BE COUNTED!

Any questions Contact Ashley Hagan atrusdell@cityofgloucester.org Click here for City of Gloucester website Click here for Census website (U.S. Census Bureau)--Census workers have completed 96% of the 2020 Census “Update Leave” operation- where 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires are delivered to households in certain — often rural — areas across the country. In these areas, most households generally do not receive mail at their homes, so census workers drop off census materials in person. When the operation is complete, nearly every household nationwide will... Read more →


Happy 4th of July

Drone footage of fireworks over Lake Hopatcong captured by YouTube user Rick Knox. During part of the show (which lasts about 3.5 minutes), you’ll feel like you’re actually going right THROUGH the display, according to Onlyinyourstate.com source https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ Read more →


July 4th Independence Day Car Show at the Silver Dinner

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Celebrate the 4th of July with an Independence Day Cruise at Silver Diner! Rev up your engines and head on down to Silver Diner, located at 2131 Route 38 in Cherry Hill, on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The show is open to cars, trucks and corvettes of all makes and years. No pre-registration or entry fee is required. All attendees and participants must adhere to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and wear a face... Read more →


Camden County Library's Summer Reading

(Voorhees, NJ) – The Camden County Library System is excited to announce the start of its 2020 summer reading program. Readers can log their summer reading minutes online to earn digital badges, as well as to be entered in weekly drawings for e-gift cards. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Families can sign up and add up to 12 readers by visiting read.camdencountylibrary.org. Participants are then encouraged to log their minutes at least once per week to be enCtered into that week’s drawing. There... Read more →


4th of July Celebrations Cancelled in Many Communities

6ABC.com July Fourth of July Fireworks Displays NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC COUNTY * Atlantic City, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 4th at 9 p.m. Where: Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa 1 Borgata Way Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Atlantic City, N.J. TO BE DETERMINED: Date: July 4th at 10 p.m. Where: Tropicana Casino and Resort and along the Boardwalk 2831 Boardwalk Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Buena Vista, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 11th at Dusk (rain date July 18th) Where: Michael Debbi Park 315 Cedar... Read more →


VIDEO: Life With Msgr. Hodge, Pastor of St. Mary's

Anthony Herbert interviews Msgr. Hodge GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 1, 2020)--Monsignor William A. Hodge, pastor of St. Mary's Parish sits down with Anthony Herbert, of Gloucester City, for an interview. He answers a variety of questions, including some personal. For example, at one point in his life, he wanted to be a missionary in some far off country but Bishop Guilfoyle suggested that now wasn't the time, that he needed me here. Some of the other questions were, why do we fold our hands when... Read more →


Philadelphia's Virtual July 4th Festival

Grab a picnic blanket and a handheld device to tune into 50 free events, including family fun, nightly entertainment and a July 4th concert. Philadelphia, Pa. (June , 2020) — Welcome America, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia announce 50+ free events will make up the reimagined 2020 Wawa Welcome America festival, taking place now through Saturday, July 4. The 2020 festival will be entirely free and virtual, encompassing multicultural and multigenerational programming and highlighting Philadelphia’s diverse voices. With a lineup of concerts, online educational... Read more →


Fitness Expert Devon Levesque to Bear Crawl 26.2 Miles through New York City

Historic Marathon Ran On Hands and Feet To Raise Funds For FitOps Foundation To Help Veterans Become Elite, Certified Personal Trainers Devon Levesque, practicing a bear crawl image courtesy of FoxNews New York, NY – Devon Levesque, a renowned fitness expert, entrepreneur and Partner of Performix House, will be the first person to embark on the historic feat of “bear crawling” 26.2 miles. This November he will be taking on the incredible endeavor across the streets of New York City to raise funds for FitOps... Read more →


Should Christopher Columbus Statue Remain in Place at Marconi Plaza?

Christopher Columbus Monument and Railing Sculpture of Nina Pinta and Santa Maria in Marconi Plaza source Wikipedia PHILADELPHIA PA (June 25, 2020)--Like many communities across the country, Philadelphia is experiencing a reckoning about the legacy of systemic racism and oppression in this country. Part of addressing that history is putting a spotlight on what historical figures deserve to be commemorated in our public spaces. One figure that has come into question is Christopher Columbus and the statue erected in his honor that sits in Marconi... Read more →


GTPD Consumer Tip: Home Pool/Hot Tub Safety

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--The American Red Cross reports that 69% of young children who drown were not expected to be in or near water. Learn how to reduce the risks: Top Things to Know Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. Designate a water watcher, and stay in arm’s reach of young children. Install anti entrapment drain covers and safety release systems to protect against drain entrapment If a child is missing, check the water first How to Create a Safer Home Pool or Hot Tub Secure... Read more →


Mother Teresa Catholic School Movie Night

KING OF PRUSSIA PA--The Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School community in King of Prussia (Montgomery County) are celebrating the end of the school year by hosting a park & view family movie night fundraiser in the school parking lot. Friday, June 26, 2020 7:30 p.m. (Entry Opens) Movie to Begin at Dusk Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School 405 Allendale Road King of Prussia, PA 19406 (Montgomery County) Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:30 p.m. (Entry Opens) Movie to Begin at Dusk Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School... Read more →


Shore Communities Dealing with Overflowing Trash

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. ANDREW S. LEWIS | JUNE 23, 2020 As beach towns begin filling up for the summer, increased take-out dining is causing single-use waste to build up Since Memorial Day, the Jersey Shore has been grinding back to life. But after Gov. Phil Murphy lifted his stay-at-home order on June 9, the influx of visitors has,... Read more →


Filling Your Summer Bucket List With Things To Do In Gloucester

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 22, 2020)--Gloucester City, founded in 1686 and known for its unique blend of agricultural, industrial, culinary and residential offerings, is also a popular choice for tourists visiting NJ over the spring/summer season. Right now things may be at a standstill, but by this time next year, things will be a lot brighter, and you can get to fulfilling your dream of a fun, outdoorsy summer vacation in Gloucester. It always pays to plan ahead, so take a look at some suggested activities and ensure... Read more →


South Jersey Catholic Schools 8th Grade Graduation

By Mary Beth Peabody A graduate walks the red carpet during the ceremony at Saint Rose of Lima School, Haddon Heights. - Parades, balloons, lawn signs, gift bags and other surprises went a long way to bring joy to graduating eighth graders in South Jersey Catholic Schools. Due to social distancing guidelines in place at the time of graduation, the schools planned virtual graduation and awards ceremonies, with a live event for diploma distribution. In some places, like Saint Rose of Lima School in Haddon... Read more →


8th Grade Student Organizes Black Lives Matter Protest

Reflections on Lessons Learned from Heaven-Lee Hudson by Pam Matusz, C3 Teacher I am proud of Creativity CoLaboratory Charter School graduating eighth grader, Heaven-Lee Hudson, for organizing a BLM march in her community of Penns Grove. Heaven-Lee has been raised participating in and observing the peaceful protests organized by her father. So, when she felt the need to represent herself and her peers, it came naturally for her to organize her Youth March against police brutality. Heaven-Lee invited me to her march. The theme of... Read more →


Senator Singleton To Host Virtual ‘Boost With Facebook’ Event

Trenton – As part of his ongoing commitment to support the business community in South Jersey and beyond, Senator Troy Singleton announced that he is partnering with Facebook to host a “Boost with Facebook” virtual event. The FREE event will be held virtually and will take place on Monday, June 29 from 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. Senator Singleton will deliver welcome remarks prior to the digital skills training for small businesses and individuals. The event will feature a presentation by a Facebook expert on how to... Read more →


Maryland Anglers Happy To Be Outdoors Pursuing Their Favorite Past-time

Maryland June 17 Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Angler Brett Poffenberger took his nephews Eli and Dakota fishing in the upper Potomac and pulled an invasive flathead catfish out of the water. Photo courtesy Brett Poffenberger A recent trip to the fishing tackle section of a large discount store showed a lot of empty space on the shelves. Everyone is excited about getting out and enjoying the outdoors safely and fishing seems to be at the top of the list.... Read more →


5 Subscription Gifts to Treat Yourself

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 18, 2020)--Subscription boxes are magical, aren’t they? It is like having a present delivered to yourself every month. They are fast becoming the standard way to get hold of high-end products to test, an easy way to sample new brands, brands you haven’t come across, or ones that you wouldn’t think to try in general. Subscription boxes started off slow, but we are now lucky enough to be able to get almost anything delivered straight through our door in a monthly subscription. So, let... Read more →


LogistiCare Partners with KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in Camden Deliver Food to Over 75 Families

CAMDEN CITY, NJ -- KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in Camden has partnered with LogistiCare to safely deliver nonperishable food to over 75 families in need. If you or someone you know is in need of food in Camden, reach out to the KIPP hotline at (856) 295-1999. From left to right: Anthony Jones, Co-Owner of SJSL Specialty Transport; Joe Hejlek, Director of Wraparound Services at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy; Ashley Wright, President of SJSL Specialty Transport. Read more →


Video Guest Opinion: Rioters Are Trying to Divide Our Country~Reige Kelly

June 2020-- "Rioters are self-righteous and are faking outrage. They are hypocrites. I am going to express my opinion but I am not going to burn your house down." ~ Reige Kelly ALOJJ Video Journalism Read more →


Black Lives Matter Event Peaceful, No Issues

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS by Soles Leaving Proprietors Park the crowd walked to Monmouth Street The protestors head east on Monmouth Street Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ Prayers said at the Epiphany Church (Monmouth and Sussex Sts) Prayers said at St. Marys Church (Monmouth and Atlantic Sts) by Dawn O. Watson | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 7, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)—An estimated 150 to 200 people came out to the Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday, June 7 held at Proprietors Park,... Read more →


An Interview with Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell Regarding Black Lives Matter Event

CORRECTION: Tajee Almon (TJ) IS A RESIDENT of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High. Our information that he was from Sicklerville came from one of his social media pages. TJ said Vanessa Lamb was the organizer of the event and that he was just a helper. ~CNBNews William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 6, 2020) (CNBNews)--A Black Lives Matter protest is being held Sunday, June 7 in Gloucester City starting at noon. The demonstrators will Brian Morrell Gloucester City... Read more →


Black Lives Matters Protest in Gloucester City

UPDATED/CORRECTED CORRECTION: Tajee Almon (TJ) IS A RESIDENT of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High. Our information that he was from Sicklerville came from one of his social media pages. TJ said Vanessa Lamb was the organizer of the event and that he was just a helper. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucester City, NJ (June 5, 2020)--A "Black Lives Matters Protest" will be held in Gloucester City on Sunday starting at Proprietors Park and marching north down King Street to Monmouth... Read more →


Philadelphia Customs and Border Protection Help Rescue UK Sailor

Release Date: June 3, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – A United Kingdom citizen, plucked from his disabled sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean by a good Samaritan merchant ship, is quickly heading home due to the immediate humanitarian accommodation by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia today. William Brannan was sailing from St. Maarten to the United Kingdom aboard the S/Y Helena when a storm rolled and dismasted his vessel May 22. An international rescue operation started after Brennan energized his Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon... Read more →


American Red Cross Blood Drive, Brooklawn

THIS THURSDAY - JUNE 4TH American Red Cross Blood Drive 10:00am - 3:00pm Brooklawn Community Center 101 2nd Street Brooklawn, NJ Social Distancing Guidelines will be in place MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE: CLICK THE LINK BELOW sign up at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: Brooklawn Save time on the day of the donation and visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results… Area hospital patients are counting on you! Don’t forget to HYDRATE and please remember your ID. Read more →


 Summer at Mason Gross School of the Arts Returns, Register Today

Registration open NOW for Rutgers Community Arts Virtual Summer Programs New Brunswick, N.J. – Summer at Mason Gross School of the Arts returns with 15 reimagined programs in Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theater, including Kids Create! arts immersion camp for children entering grades K-8. Programs span 1–2 weeks and are available beginning July 6 through the end of August. Participants ages 5–18 can explore, create, and perform under the guidance of Rutgers faculty from the comfort of home. As a response to COVID-19... Read more →


NJ American Water Employees Donate Food and Cash to Local Food Banks

CAMDEN, N.J. – May 28, 2020 – Led by the Water Workers Union Local 99, New Jersey American Water South Operations employees donated 1,600 pounds of food and $2,000 from New Jersey American Water to four local food banks in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties last week. Burlington Township Food Pantry, Food Bank of South Jersey, Pitman Pantry and St. John Outreach Food Bank each received 400 pounds of food and $500 to help fight hunger in these communities. “Food insecurity is an obstacle... Read more →


SONIC Drive-In thanks teacher in Gloucester County with $112 donation  to aid distance learning

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC is providing teachers with necessary supplies for students to continue learning at home OKLAHOMA CITY (May 29, 2020) – To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students' distance learning needs during this difficult time, SONIC® Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, giving Amy Brown in Gloucester County, $112. Through Limeades for Learning®, SONIC donated $1 million to public school teacher requests across the country on Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, May... Read more →


(Video)Residents Take Refreshments to Gloucester Township Police Patrolling Gloucester Premium Outlets

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--(June 1, 2020)--The Gloucester Township Police Department issued a THANK YOU to the wonderful residents who delivered refreshments (and recorded it onto Instagram!) to their officers patrolling the Gloucester Premium Outlets on Sunday night. Read more →


Owners of Salons, Spas and Beauty Schools Beg Murphy to Allow Them to Open

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. JOANNA GAGIS, NJTV NEWS | JUNE 1, 2020 | BUSINESS, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ 'I want the state to trust us' to follow safety protocols, says owner of one salon Frank Rizzieri owns a chain of salons, spas and beauty schools in New Jersey and Florida. He has reopened in Florida, but is one of many... Read more →


Master Gardner Classes, Must Register by 6-3-20

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Have you and your family always wanted to garden? Do you just need a few tips to get started this growing season? Then join Camden County Master Gardener Coordinator Rebecca Szkotak and Camden County 4-H Agent Sharon Kinsey for the Get Ready to Grow! Family Gardening Series scheduled biweekly on Thursdays during June, July, and August 2020. This six-part webinar series offered via WebEx is free of charge but requires pre-registration to participate. Szkotak will teach topics for the whole family,... Read more →


*Cooper River Park Driving Range Open

(PENNSAUKEN, NJ May 31, 2020)--The Camden County Driving Range at Cooper River Park (formerly the Camden County Golf Academy), a state-of-the-art golf center, features an aquatic, lighted, 60 station double-decker driving range with real grass tees, and a top quality short game area with a putting green and sand trap. The Camden County Driving Range at Cooper River Park is brought to you by the Camden County Board of Freeholders as an open to the public driving range where you never need a tee time.... Read more →


HIRSH SINGH: "Shame on Phil Murphy"

Hirsh Singh Calls for Opening NJ and Exposes Democrat Infiltration of GOP LINWOOD, NJ — Hundreds of people joined Republican candidate for United States Senate Hirsh Singh in chanting "Shame on Phil Murphy" at Point Pleasant in New Jersey, which was the site of the 'Freedom March of NJ' on Memorial Day. A number of speakers and supporters gathered at the site of the protest to demand that New Jersey be opened immediately, but the star of the show was easily Hirsh Singh, who enthused... Read more →


ATLANTIC CITY: Operation Feed Food Distribution 5-28

A generous donation of baked goods coordinated by the Bakery Confectionery Tobacco and Grain Millers International Union will be the highlight of a food distribution sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Union volunteers will again gather at Bader Field in Atlantic City on Thursday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to distribute emergency food kits to fellow union brothers and sisters, as well as members of... Read more →


New Jersey needs 'post-mortem' on COVID-19 response, Says Murphy

but the state still trying to 'save lives' By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A “post mortem” is needed on the state’s coronavirus response but “we’re still working 24/7 to save lives,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday as the state Senate plans to establish a commission to review the state’s handling of COVID-19. A vote on the commission will come in the next few weeks, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Republican leader Tom Kean said in a... Read more →