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PROPERTY TAX INCREASE BLOCKED IN NEW JERSEY

source KE ANDREWS New Jersey school districts were about to raise funds by raising property taxes, but the governor blocked it. The districts will have to find another way to compensate for the cuts that have taken place to state funding. When vetoing the bill, the governor made a statement that taxes on the wealthy should be raised to pay for schools, instead of asking middle-class taxpayers to pay more. Some districts have lost state aid, due to changes to the formula for school property... Read more →


Pennsylvania: Suicide Prevention Task Force Calls for Removing Stigma and Barriers to Care

HARRISBURG, PA (January 2020)--Governor Tom Wolf today announced the initial report of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force based on the statewide listening sessions held throughout fall 2019. The work of the Suicide Prevention Task Force is a complement to the goals and strategies surrounding the governor’s Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative announced earlier this month and his Executive Order to protect vulnerable populations signed last year. “My administration is committed to developing a comprehensive suicide prevention plan that will save precious lives,... Read more →


Big Game Specials Announced for North Beach Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. (January 21, 2020) – North Beach Atlantic City announced today Big Game specials to be offered amongst the entertainment district of Atlantic City that fans will not want to miss. It’s that time of year again when two of the best professional football teams go head-to-head to battle it out for ultimate bragging rights on Sunday, February 2, and let’s not forget those jaw-dropping commercials in between. The question is where will you be watching the Big Game? Four of the North... Read more →


Mind, Body, and Bubbly Wellness Event Returns with Double the Attendees and Vendors

Unwind and Shop Local at Philly PR Girl’s Third Annual Wellness and Beauty Fair PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 2020) - Returning for the third year in a row, Philly PR Girlis hosting their annual Mind, Body, and Bubbly wellness fair, a special day of connection and self-care! Attendees can experience the best of Philadelphia’s beauty and wellness communities on April 19, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an additional VIP hour from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Location 215, this year’s stunning location... Read more →


Temple Study Shows Pharmacological Chaperone Therapy Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

(Philadelphia, PA) – Like pieces of tape that crumple, stick together, and can be turned into a ball, proteins that begin to lose their shape become sticky and tend to clump together. When this happens, rather than being transported to recycling sites within cells, old or dysfunctional proteins instead become trapped within cellular compartments. Eventually, they accumulate to the point that they gum up cellular machinery, causing major problems. Fortunately, cells are equipped with molecular machinery that detects defective proteins, sorts them out, and then... Read more →


SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR SUVS, CARS & TRUCKS

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 23, 2020)--Car security and safety features and measures are essential requirements for a safe trip. The most common yet vital measure that is universal across all types of vehicles from cars to trucks, to SUVs is buckling your seatbelt. Although this piece of kit seems quite basic, you can rest assured that seatbelts are crucial in order to save the lives of every passenger in the vehicle. There are more recent and advanced security and safety features like AEB (Auto Emergency Brake) and FCW... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY AWARDED $400,000 FROM NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Funds to be used to replace water, sewer lines along Sussex Avenue GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – The City of Gloucester was recently awarded $400,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to be used to replace the water and combined sewer lines along Sussex Avenue between Market Street and Cumberland Street, announced Mayor Daniel Spencer today. “We are appreciative of the DCA’s award and very pleased that our application was so favorably received,” said Spencer. According to Spencer, replacing the water and sewer... Read more →


Sports Books Set to Spend Another Night at the Movies with Odds on Academy Awards

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Sportsbooks in New Jersey are the first offering movie buffs the opportunity to join their favorite actors, actresses, and directors as big winners from the 92nd Academy Awards. A year after New Jersey’s retail and online sportsbooks broke new ground in the United States by offering legal betting on the Academy Awards for the first time, the Garden State is once again offering odds on the Oscars, which is set for Sunday, Feb. 9. To prepare for the movie industry’s star-studded... Read more →


HRC Scores New Jersey Companies’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies

WASHINGTON DC (January, 2020)--- America’s leading companies and law firms are stepping up in record numbers to adopt increasingly forward-looking policies and practices to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers in the U.S. and abroad, according to the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. In the most rigorous assessment of LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices to date, a record... Read more →


Differences Between Motorized and Non-Motorized Whitewater Rafting Trips in the Grand Canyon

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 22, 2020)--In this day and age, we live most of our lives following our usual routines. We get up early, prepare for the day ahead, head on to school or work, take some few breaks, get to work again, before we finally go home and drag ourselves to bed so we can rest and prepare to do the same routine the following day. Of course, leading a healthy life is necessary but don’t you think following a strict routine could be monotonous and boring... Read more →


Impact Of Climate Change on Humans and Forests

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 22, 2020)--Eight is coming down to seven, with half the planet already having been destroyed. How long do you think the earth can sustain the weight of negativity? With the current conditions, probably not for long. While life ebbs out of people, authorities are still abstracted of the fact that earth is on the verge of annihilation. The conniving deeds of humans have paved half the way to oblivion, while the foundation to the other half has already been laid. Glaciers are melting into... Read more →


NJ Fixes Solar Program Bill For Now

Governor Murphy signed S4275 (Smith) into law. The bill allows BPU to increase cost to customers of Class I renewable energy requirement for energy years 2022 through 2024, under certain conditions. “This new law will temporarily stop the solar market from crashing, but we need to do more. This will raise the cost cap, which lets more sunlight in and allows the solar program to move forward. Our concern is that this is a stopgap instead of a real solution. We have said from the... Read more →


Nursing, Its Career Options and Benefits

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 21, 2020)--Slipping into the shoes of a nurse is not an easy task, as many people say. Only those who have worked their brains out to earn this job will know the hardships. Once you get to the kernel of the profession and be molded to the routine life, the real intricacies start to unfold. Nursing, unlike any other profession, demands an immense passion for serving fellow beings. It is not just confined to the concept of service, but also has excellent options and... Read more →


Free public reading of Tough Love

Ridgewood,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) January, 2020 --New Players Company of Ridgewood, NJ and The New Deal Creative Arts Center of Hyde Park, NY present a free public reading of Tough Love, a new play in development written by playwright Louisa Vilardi. Tough Love is a mix of comedy and drama that explores how much it takes to give up or give in when it comes to marriage and family. Louisa is a writer and theater director originally from Northern New Jersey where she taught high... Read more →


Trees Not Tombstones: New Options For End-of-Life

(NAPSI)—The vast majority of Americans have not completed their end-of-life planning. In fact, over half of those age 45-plus have done no end-of-life planning at all, according to a recent survey conducted by Better Place Forests, the country’s first sustainable alternative to cemeteries for families that choose cremation. A beautiful forest can be a final resting place that brings comfort to family and friends. Better Place Forests hopes the idea of a beautiful, sustainable final resting place will encourage people to create those plans. Instead... Read more →


*KIMPTON HOTEL PALOMAR TO HOST 8th ANNUAL GLAMSINO ROYALE

Boutique Rittenhouse Hotel Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Casino Fundraiser to Benefit Action Wellness PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 2020) - Kimpton Hotel Palomar welcomes guests to its eighth annual Glamsino Royale event to benefit Action Wellness on Thursday, February 20 from 6 - 9 p.m. The event is crucial for Action Wellness to raise funds and continue to spread awareness and provide a wide range of services to people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses throughout Philadelphia. This year’s event, Glamsino Royale: Cannes, transforms... Read more →


Are Custom Paintings the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Mom?

Oil painting of a contented woman cuddling a smiling toddler, capturing a heartfelt moment. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 20, 2020)--Moms are special, there’s no doubt about that. While no mother is perfect, most of us have a deep affection for our moms. After all, they gave us life and raised us into the adults we are today. I’ve got the perfect gift idea for your mom this Valentine’s Day: turn a picture into a painting. Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just for Lovers When people think Valentine’s Day, they oftentimes... Read more →


10 Ways You Can Bring Your Family Closer Together

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 20, 2020)--Your family is the cornerstone of your life. It’s a unit that’s always there for you when you’re down, struggling at work, or just in need of some socialization. While it isn’t always true that “blood is thicker than water”, your family is predetermined for you and can’t be changed, so getting along with them is advantageous to you. With that said, being close with your family - and accommodating their foibles - isn’t always easy. Here are ten ways you can become... Read more →


10 Ideas For Unforgettable Winter Breaks

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 20, 2020)--Winter can be a very difficult season for a lot of people. There’s the ever-present seasonal affective disorder (or SAD), of course, but there are many more reasons to feel fed up with the colder months. Chief among them is the struggle to find a decent place to go on holiday. For obvious reasons, travel is often cheaper in the winter months, but many people just don’t know where they should go. We’re here to help. Here are ten ideas for unforgettable winter... Read more →


Just Moved Into A New Home? Here’s A Beginner’s Checklist

Gloucestercitynews.net (January 20, 2020)--Moving into a new home can feel incredible and exhilarating, but there’s also a huge amount to remember. When you’re signing the papers and getting ready to move, it can be easy to forget just how mammoth and involved a task moving home can truly be, especially if you’ve been established at your current place for a long time. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. With our handy checklist, you can make sure you’re not forgetting anything during the moving... Read more →


Military Caregiver Champions Recruited by Hollywood Legends

(NAPSI)—Academy Award winner Tom Hanks is rallying the nation behind America’s military caregivers with help from the legacy of a legend, Bob Hope. Hanks launched the Military Caregiver Champion program with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to fund resources for the 5.5 million Americans voluntarily caring for a loved one who was wounded, made ill or injured through military service. Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope, was the first to join the campaign, donating $1 million on behalf of the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation. Tom Hanks, Linda... Read more →


PUROTRADER™, Offers to Pay LSU Tigers QB Joe Burrow's Legal Fees for Puffing while Working

PuroTrader™ founder and entrepreneur, Pierre Rogers, believed LSU quarterback, Joe Burrow, had the right idea when he chose to celebrate the Tiger’s National Championship victory over Clemson with a stogie Monday night. Joe Burrow smoking a cigar (image courtesy of LSU) As CEO of the world’s premier cigar trading exchange, Rogers announced that support of the Heisman Trophy winner’s right to smoke, he will make a meaningful contribution to any unjust legal fees and penalties if he gets arrested for illegally smoking the infamous cigar... Read more →


New Brunswick facility offers a medically monitored inpatient detoxification program

New Brunswick,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) January 9, 2020--SOBA New Jersey, a premier addiction treatment center, announces the opening of its new state-of-the-art drug and alcohol detox facility in New Brunswick. The grand opening will be commemorated with a ribbon cutting and open-house event on January 9, 2020, from 2 to 5 p.m. The facility will officially open on January 15, 2020. The new facility, located at 23 Duke Street, is home to a medically monitored detoxification program. The detox facility provides withdrawal management and helps... Read more →


Go visual with a new outdoor LED sign for your business

It’s all about being visual Gloucestercitynews.net(January 20, 2020)--It is usually said that an image is worth more than a thousand words and nowhere is this truer than when it comes to advertisement. Then it is all about the visual! If you hope to grow your business, regardless of what that business is, you need a good marketing strategy to make sure you are being noticed by potential customers. There is currently a multitude of options when it comes to marketing platforms as well as strategies... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Department Is Now Using Neighbors By Ring

To Connect With Residents and Solve Crime Sign up for Neighbors by Ring and connect with GTPD! GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (January 18, 2020)--GTPD is encouraging all residents to sign up with Neighbors by Ring. You do not need a Ring device to sign up and you will be able to communicate with neighbors in your area. You will have the ability to post and view video of crimes and suspicious activity. We have listed frequently asked questions about the Neighbors App below: How does the... Read more →


State Assemblywoman Joann Downey Endorses Stephanie Schmid for Congress in New Jersey’s 4th District

Joann Downey, who has served as State Assemblywoman for LD-11 since 2016 and is the top ranking female Democratic official in Monmouth County, announced today that she is endorsing Stephanie Schmid to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 4th District. Joann Downey “Stephanie has the background and expertise as a retired Foreign Service Officer, US Diplomat and human rights attorney to finally flip this seat and represent our district,” said Assemblywoman Downey. “For years we’ve watched Chris Smith attack women’s healthcare... Read more →


Dept. of Justice News: Casino Cheaters Caught

Dealer and Player Conspired to Cheat two Maryland Casinos out of More Than $1 Million After just a few hours of playing baccarat at a Maryland casino in September 2017, Chenguang Ni headed home to New York with more than $850,000 in winnings. The odds of winning any given hand of baccarat stand at just under 50 percent. But Ni and his tablemates won an astounding 18 of 21 hands—including one run of 14 straight wins. The next day, the casino called the FBI’s Baltimore... Read more →


CERT Training Teaches Disaster Preparedness, and it's Free

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – In the wake of extreme weather events in the United States and elsewhere, many Americans have become increasingly interested in disaster preparedness and response skills. This March, the Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will offer a free, 20-hour training curriculum to prepare interested Camden County residents to help protect themselves, their family, and their community during a disaster. “The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training designed to help you protect your family and neighbors in the event of... Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSBOOKS CLOSE 2019 WITH RECORD $342.6 MILLION IN BETS

Online sports betting continues to grow as online poker scores strong month, according to PlayPennsylvania.com (LAS VEGAS) — Pennsylvania online and retail sportsbooks posted a record handle of more than $342 million in December — and crossed $1 billion in online bets since launch — to cap a year that generated nearly $1.5 billion in wagers. And with a full year of online sports betting ahead and an increasingly robust offering of operators, Pennsylvania should more than double that handle in 2020, according to analysts... Read more →


Can a Smartwatch Help Identify Atrial Fibrillation? Cooper University Health Care Cardiologist Among Investigators of Large-Scale Study

(Camden, NJ) – Andrea Russo, MD, a cardiologist and director of electrophysiology and arrhythmia services at Cooper University Health Care, was one of the lead investigators in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which examined the ability of smartwatches to detect atrial fibrillation in users. Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that, without treatment, increases a person’s risk of stroke. The study looked at Apple Watches and their ability to detect AFib. Each of the watches... Read more →


Impact100 South Jersey to Award $186,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

January , 2020 Impact100 South Jersey announced that it will award $186,000 in grants to local nonprofits as a result of it’s fall 2019 collective giving membership drive. Members gathered at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, Jan 8th for the Big Reveal and celebration. The event was held to share the number of members who joined and the total raised for grantmaking in 2020. This brings the total funds raised collectively by Impact100 South Jersey members to $415,000 since 2017. “The goal... Read more →


What are the tips to get latest luxury watches?

Gloucestercitynews.net (January 17, 2020)--If are looking for luxury watches and designer watches or tired of seeing the high price tags for these items, If you are serious and want to buy luxury watches and designer watches for yourself or your loved ones, you should not be disappointed at all. It is possible to buy discount watches and designer watches, there are several ways to do this. So now omega seamaster watches will help you find the best watches that you will enjoy. Now, if you... Read more →