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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 →

33 more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County

The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced 33 more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County. As of Sunday morning, April 5, 2020, Gloucester County has conducted 1,475 tests. Of those tests 1,197 are negatives, 251 are positives and 27 are still pending. Case # DATE SEX AGE Town/Municipality 251 4/5/2020 Female 65 National Park 250 4/5/2020 Male 56 Monroe Twp. 249 4/5/2020 Male 29 Washington Twp. 248 4/5/2020 Female 60 Paulsboro 247 4/5/2020 Female 65 Harrison... Read more →

Mega Millions to Adjust Starting Jackpot Amount, Eliminate Minimum Jackpot Increases

Changes took place following the Friday, April 3, drawing TRENTON (April 4, 2020) – The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game’s starting jackpot and will determine the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases on a drawing-by-drawing basis. The changes are in direct response to slowing sales during the current global pandemic. The advertised Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, April 3, is a guaranteed $121 million. If the jackpot is won that evening, it will reset to a guaranteed $20 million for the... Read more →

Campgrounds Remain Closed in Cape May County

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE (April 5, 2020)--The Cape May County Health Department and the County Prosecutor’s Office want to make it clear that all campgrounds in the County are to remain closed currently. Certain campgrounds have remained open saying they are providing lodging to medical personnel at the direction of the Cape May County Health Department but at this time there has not been determined a need for medical lodging in Cape May County and this directly contradicts Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 107 ordering... Read more →

NJ SNAP Recipients Receive Extra Benefit Payment

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Many Camden County residents who receive food assistance through the New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) received an extra benefit payment on March 29. Benefits awarded in April will also be higher than usual, all in an effort to help address critical food needs related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The supplemental payments were included in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. On March 29, roughly 205,000 New Jersey households received supplemental payments totaling $35 million. Another $35... Read more →

South Jersey Gas Recognized by American Gas Association

for Safety Performance FOLSOM, N.J. – April 3, 2020 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), was recognized today by the American Gas Association as a 2019 Industry Leader Accident Prevention. Utilities recognized with this distinction have a Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) rate below the industry average within their peer group. South Jersey Gas is one of only seven large local gas distribution companies in the nation to achieve this recognition. “Safety is a core value at South Jersey Gas... Read more →

New blood test can detect wide range of cancers, now available...

to at risk individuals in clinical study at Dana-Farber ● Test proved able to detect and indicate site of dozens of types of cancer with high accuracy according to recent study ● Dana-Farber joins multi-center trial to provide test results to patients for the first time Newswise — In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team... Read more →

Ocean County Teen Wins Statewide Substance Use  Prevention Music Competition

Monmouth County Student Claims Second Place, Morris County Students Earn Third Millburn, NJ — The New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association held its Prevention Concert as an Audio Show showcasing the finalists and their songs on April 3rd at 6 p.m. on the Shout Down Drugs website (www.ShoutDownDrugs.com). Winners were then announced live on-air at 6:45 p.m on 95.9 WRAT. This year there were 13 finalists... Read more →

New Cases of COVID-19 in Cape May County

Cape May Court House-(April 4, 2020)-- Cape May County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases. New Jersey currently has 29,895 and 646 deaths. Today, in Cape May County a 56-year-old female, 56-year-old male, 59-year-old female, and 26-year-old male tested positive for Covid-19. MUNICIPALITY ACTIVE CASES RECOVERED AVALON 5 1 CAPE MAY CITY 1 2 CAPE MAY POINT 0 DENNIS TOWNSHIP 3 LOWER TOWNSHIP 11 3 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP 5 3 NORTH WILDWOOD 2 1 OCEAN CITY 1 1 SEA ISLE CITY 0 1 STONE... Read more →

Opening of Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site for Cape May County Residents

By Appointment Only Cape May Court House- Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network are partnering to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. The drive-thru will be by appointment only, once a week. At this time, testing will only be for CompleteCare patients, as well as Cape May County residents, who are sick with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath and that meet a certain criteria. Symptomatic first responders who are residents of the county will also be given priority... Read more →

Boeing Suspending Production at Ridley Township Facilities

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] is temporarily suspending production operations at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, in light of the company's continuous assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an orderly shutdown consistent with requirements of U.S. and global defense customers. Boeing will suspend operations beginning at the end of day on Friday, April 3. The site includes... 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 →

List of DCF Approved Emergency Child Care Centers Effective April 1, 2020

On Wednesday, April 1, only child care centers that exclusively serve the children of essential workers will be allowed to remain open. Emergency child care centers that remain open must abide by new health and safety guidelines released by the Department of Children and Families. Parents who are essential workers as defined by the Executive Order No. 110 may use child care centers on the list of approved emergency centers that can be found on the links below: To Register for Emergency Child Care: Click... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Tells Residents, Businesses and Contractors to Call 811 Before You Dig

With many people at home due to COVID-19, company emphasizes safe practices to avoid accidental damage and service disruptions MAYS LANDING, N.J. (April 3, 2020) – April is National Safe Digging Month, and Atlantic City Electric is joining New Jersey One Call – the one-call notification center for New Jersey – to remind residents, businesses and contractors that safe digging must remain a priority to prevent damage to critical underground energy services and keep communities safe. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and New Jersey’s... 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 →

Menendez, Booker, Norcross, Kim Announce First Wave of Federal Funding for South Jersey

from Emergency Stimulus Package NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) and Congressmen Donald Norcross (N.J.-01) and Andy Kim (N.J.-03) today announced a combined total of $11,078,441 in federal funding awarded to counties and municipalities across South Jersey from the U.S. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development to combat COVID-19. This represents the first wave of billions in funding for New Jersey from the $2 trillion emergency stimulus package Congress... Read more →

South Jersey health system implements new policies and online options

in response to pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated anxiety around the world, and expectant mothers – particularly those due to deliver in the next few weeks – feel especially unsettled. Virtua Health understands. As a leader in maternity services that delivers 8,500 babies a year, the South Jersey health system is working with its pregnant patients to discuss their uncertainties and develop care plans that prioritize safety while ensuring a positive experience. Local Mom Looks Ahead Dena Moore of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., is a... Read more →

Camden County Police Dept. Receives a Gift of Protective Face Masks

(Camden City, NJ) April 3, 2020– The Camden County Police Department is extending its thanks to a small business in New York that generously donated N95 masks to the department for officers to use. Stephen Hatzis of SDIGITAL Computer Services of Astoria, New York, has donated 360 of the protective masks to the Camden County Police Department. The masks were acquired through donations and then shipped directly to Camden County Police headquarters. “We are very thankful to Mr. Hatzis and SDIGITAL Computer Services for going... Read more →

Do Not Let Scammers Get Your COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment

PHILADELPHIA PA (April 3, 2020)--In just a matter of weeks, the Internal Revenue Service will begin distributing COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. The payment will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most Americans. Gloucestercitynews.net graphics file For most Americans, the Economic Impact Payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the most recent tax return they filed for either 2018 or 2019. For the unbanked, elderly or other groups we have traditionally seen receive tax refunds via paper check, they... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Alert: Coastal Flood Advisory until 02:00PM Saturday

April 3,2020 * WHAT...Up to one half foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE...The tidal Delaware River down to the Commodore Barry Bridge area. * WHEN...From 9 AM to 2 PM EDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding is possible in Bristol Pennsylvania, south Trenton, Hamilton Township, Burlington City, and Delran in New Jersey, and other locations near the Delaware River and its tributaries. In Philadelphia, roadway flooding is possible along Columbus Boulevard near the Ben Franklin... Read more →

New Novel: Terribilita by Ben Wyckoff

AN ITALIAN FAMILY’S HISTORIC SAGA SHOWS A SINGLE CHOICE CAN HAVE PROFOUND AND LASTING CONSEQUENCES In New Novel Praised by Kirkus as “Satisfying, Swashbuckling and Surprising,” Patriotism, Love, Family and Honor Collide Tragically Amid Italy’s 19th Century Unification Movement Set in Italy, the Horn of Africa and at Sea, Terribilita by Ben Wyckoff Shore Released March 18, 2020 With Italy in the spotlight as our world turns its attention to the consequences of everyday choices, a new novel brings us a refreshing look at the... Read more →

SJI Commits $100,000 to Aid New Jersey Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Contributions to support the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and local hospitals FOLSOM, NJ, March 31, 2020 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) announced today that it is committing $100,000 to support COVID-19 pandemic response efforts across the state. “We recognize the extraordinary needs facing our medical and first responder communities as a result of this global pandemic,” said Mike Renna, President and CEO, SJI. “We are proud to be able to make a contribution that directly supports the life-saving work being done in the communities we... Read more →

Corruption Chronicles: Federal Prisons Fail to Monitor Terrorist Inmates

source : https://www.judicialwatch.org/ The nation’s federal prison system is supposed to keep America safe by, among other things, monitoring all social communications of high-risk inmates, especially those with terrorist ties. This is a crucial part of the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) duties considering that in the last decade the number of inmates with known links to terrorism increased by an astounding 250%. But surprise, surprise, the agency with a $7.1 billion annual budget doesn’t adequately check the communications of terrorist prisoners. Furthermore, the BOP, which... Read more →

Saturday's Powerball Jackpot $180,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (April 2, 2020) – The winning numbers for the Wednesday, April 1, drawing were: 33, 35, 45, 48, and 60. The Red Power Ball number was 16. The Multiplier number was 02. 15,833 New Jersey players took home an estimated $79,916 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $180,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Saturday, April 4, at 10:59 pm. Read more →

April is National Donate Life Month

New Heart Means a New Life for a Pacific Northwest Little Girl April 1, 2020 -- April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003 and features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation. COTA Kid Cora Sutton Heart Transplant... Read more →

*Have A Sweet Tooth? Sinfully Sweets is Just For You!

Related: Former Gloucester City Resident Opens Sinfully Sweets Candy Store 3/14-4-11 RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Turkey hunting season Opens April 4

Turkey hunt day for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters April 4, regular turkey season opens April 11 DOVER, Del. – Delaware’s statewide one-day turkey hunt for youth ages 10-15 and for non-ambulatory disabled hunters requiring a wheelchair for mobility will be held Saturday, April 4, followed by the four-week-long spring turkey hunting season from Saturday, April 11 through Saturday, May 9. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with no Sunday hunting. Youth hunters on the one-day turkey hunt... Read more →

BD, BioMedomics Announce Launch of Rapid Serology Test to Detect Exposure to COVID-19

Point-of-care blood test detects evidence of present or past exposure in 15 minutes FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and BioMedomics, a privately held, North Carolina-based clinical diagnostics company, today announced the release of a new point-of-care test that can detect antibodies in blood to confirm current or past exposure to COVID-19 in as little as 15 minutes. The new test, developed and manufactured by BioMedomics, will... Read more →

Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Screed Contractor

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 3, 2020)--If you’re in the process of constructing flooring for a residential or commercial space, one crucial decision you need to make is choosing the right screed contractor. Applying liquid screed is preparatory to the final step of installing flooring material; hence you need to find the best if you want your floor to be perfect. Of course, every contractor will claim to be the best in their field. And to help you choose among the lost list of available floor screeding contractors, here... Read more →

TRAFFIC ALERT; Route 130 northbound to be closed and detoured overnight

as Raccoon Creek Bridge project advances in Gloucester County Traffic to be shifted onto newly constructed northbound lane (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 130 northbound will be closed and detoured Friday night to shift traffic onto the newly constructed road and Raccoon Creek Bridge as the project advances in Logan, Gloucester County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 3 until 5 a.m. the next morning, Saturday, April 4, NJDOT’s contractor, PKF Mark III, Inc., will close and... Read more →

5 Things That You Should Know About Cannabis In 2020

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 2, 2020)--Don’t think you know all that you need to about cannabis in 2020? Find out some interesting facts about this hot topic right here in this article. While cannabis is still a touchy subject in many countries around the world, it is something that we should all know a bit more about. Cannabis companies are setting up all around the USA as more states legalize this drug. For many people, cannabis is scary, but it doesn’t need to be. In this article, we... Read more →

Thousands of Free Resources

Xfinity Video Customers Can Say “Education” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to Access Nearly 2,000 Hours of Programming Created in Partnership with Common Sense Media PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast today announced that it has made nearly 2,000 hours of programming and thousands of free titles available to Xfinity video customers to give children and parents quick and easy access to educational programming by grade level as part of the company’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 crisis. The collection is a joint effort with Common Sense Media, the... Read more →

APRIL Child Abuse Awareness Month

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 at... 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 →

New Jersey Lottery Walk-in Claims Desk Remains Temporarily Closed

due to Public Health Emergency Lottery Ticket Sales and Drawings will Continue TRENTON (April 1, 2020) – To mitigate further spread of COVID-19 the New Jersey Lottery’s front office remains temporarily closed for the collection of walk-in claims. The front office will remain closed through at least April 17 while we review and revise our protocols for paying claims. Claims less than $599.50 can still be immediately redeemed at any retailer and mailed claims will still be processed in the regular course of business. Winners... Read more →