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New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes

Making e-cigs less appealing to youth may have unintended effects on existing users Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. -- Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix,... Read more →

Philly 101: The Essential Guide To Navigating Philadelphia

Primer On The City’s Layout, Icons & Accents (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Every year, visitors to Philadelphia get to know the city’s history, customs, cuisine, dialect and landscape during their visits. Both first-time travelers and returning natives discover and rediscover a diverse, neighborhood-based metropolis with a downtown that’s easy to navigate on one’s own... Read more →

CBO Report: Raising minimum wage to $15 would cost up to 3.7 million jobs

By Michael Carroll | The Center SquareJuly 2019 The Congressional Budget Office threw some cold water on efforts by congressional Democrats to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour with a prediction that such an increase would eliminate as many as 3.7 million jobs by 2025. The July CBO... Read more →

Becoming a DIY Expert Starts with the Correct Equipment

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 16, 2019)--Becoming a DIY expert is something that anyone can achieve by learning some skills and knowing the right resources to use. The right equipment is essential for successful completion of any DIY project. Thus, if you want to be an expert, one of the first steps you should... Read more →

*Master Gardeners Offering Free Soil PH Testing

(Collingswood, NJ)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Master Gardeners of Camden County are offering soil pH testing for just $1 at the Collingswood Farmers Market on Saturday, August 10 – 8:00am-11:30pm. Soil pH can affect plant growth. It can affect how green your lawn is, or how much your flowers and vegetables produce. Participants must bring... Read more →

NJBIA New Good Neighbor Awards Honoring Outstanding Economic Development Projects, Tuesday, July 16

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--NJBIA and New Jersey Business magazine will honor the visionaries behind 13 outstanding redevelopment projects at the 59th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 16 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany. The event honors the companies, as well as the architects, builders and financing entities, whose... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Friends Like Mine (Life on the Fringe)

Dawn Watson/CNB News Contributor *Living rough the way I do is not a unique experience. Even in the Land of Opportunity, thousands of people are living on the fringe of society. It’s a humbling, sweltering, freezing, filthy, hungry experience. However, it can have its humorous moments. Take, for example, a... Read more →

*Fourth Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Online Auction

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The online auction for the Fourth Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament is now posted! Visit the link below and register to bid on many exciting items: Click here to view Online Auction! Items up for bid include: * Rental of a private villa in the National... Read more →

How can I tear my tween away from that screen?

Yalda T Uhls, PhD 354. That’s the number of photos my 15-year-old daughter and her best friend took while we spent the first weekend of the summer at the beach. When they were not snapping selfies and sunsets from their phones, they were analyzing, editing, and debating where and how... Read more →

*Join Gloucester Township PD for Coffee

(Gloucester Township NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Join the Gloucester Township Police Department on July 24th, 2019 from 9AM-11AM with our partners at Dunkin Donuts located at 1238 Chews Landing Road Laurel Springs, NJ 08021. It’s right across the street from our Department! We hope to see you there. The Gloucester Township Police Department... Read more →

Route 55, Route 47 and Route 40 resurfacing project begins today in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties

Daytime shoulder closures and lane shifts required for project start Gloucestercitynews.net graphic images (Trenton) (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a maintenance project that will resurface approximately 10 miles of pavement on stretches of Route 55, Route 47, and Route 40 in Cumberland... Read more →

PFAS Chemicals exceeding EPA health advisory have been found in four wells near base

DOVER (July 14, 2019) – The US Air Force and Dover Air Force Base have notified Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Division of Public Health that four wells near the base sampled by the federal government for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic... Read more →

Bill O’Reilly on WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM

Chris ColemanJuly 12, 2019 WPG Talk Radio 95.5 is South Jersey's home for Bill O'Reilly and The O'Reilly Update! Americans need real reporting, honest analysis, and straight talk now more than ever before. That’s why Bill O’Reilly is back with his daily radio feature, The O’Reilly Update. Tune-in as Bill... Read more →

Creator of N.J.'s 1st tax incentive: Let’s add affordable housing to the mix

By Ray Lesniak As the sponsor of New Jersey’s first tax incentive that transformed a contaminated garbage dump in Elizabeth into the Jersey Gardens Mall, which has generated thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of revenue for Elizabeth and the state treasury and has more visitors from out of... Read more →

Reasons Why You Need a Loan on Your Car

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 13, 2019)--It’s not easy looking for instant money when you need it. You have to apply for a loan and wait until a creditor approves the application. In many instances, your application could even end up getting denied. It’s due to the strict loan requirements, especially in regards to... Read more →

DePasquale, Dinniman blast Pennsylvania's $100M commitment to Keystone Exams

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--It might be a relief to thousands of Pennsylvania high-schoolers to hear that there are members of the state’s image source shutterstock.com government who hate the Keystone Exams as much – if not more so – than they do. But the... Read more →

Philadelphia Region's Beer Scene

Fact Sheet Gloucestercitynews.net Philadelphia’s Beer History: Philadelphia’s beer scene flourished from the 17th century through the American Revolution. Philadelphia once brewed more beer than any other place in the Western Hemisphere. By 1920, the city had more than 90 working breweries—with 100 more outside city limits. To this day, one... Read more →

Philadelphia CBP Seizes $253k in Counterfeit Speakers from China bound for Los Angeles

PHILADELPHIA –(Gloucestercitynews.net) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 1,626 counterfeit Edison Professional speakers in Philadelphia July 9. If authentic, the speakers would have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $253,572. The speakers arrived in two shipments to Philadelphia from China June 13. The first shipment consisted of... Read more →

DNREC, Delaware City Refining Company, LLC agree to penalty settlements on refinery’s outstanding air violations

DOVER (July 11, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)--– The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced today that it has signed a settlement agreement with the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC (DCRC) over pending air quality permit appeals and violations concerning the company’s Delaware City refinery. Terms of the settlement agreement... Read more →

Ultraviolet Rays Don’t Discriminate: With Summer Sun Comes Increased Need for Safety

People of color just as susceptible to being diagnosed with and dying from skin cancer July 11, 2019 01:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time UV Rays Don't Discriminate: With summer sun comes an increased need for all, even people with skin of color, to use sunscreen and take other steps to... Read more →