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Rutgers University, Joins Harvard and MIT , In Lawsuit Against ICE

Will file as amicus on Monday; first hearing on Tuesday Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced that the university will join as an amicus in the lawsuit filed by Harvard University and MIT to block the imposition of new rules that would be draconian for international students and devastating to colleges and universities across the country. The new guidance proposed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday would prohibit international students from taking course loads that are delivered entirely remotely and... Read more →

NJ Senate Republicans Blast Democrats's $10,000,000,000 Borrowing Scheme to Cover Budget Deficit

July 10, 2020, 6:11 pm | in The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee issued the following statements in response to a private, partisan agreement between Governor Phil Murphy and Democrat legislative leaders to borrow $10 billion to fund State spending next year. Gloucestercitynews.net files Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24): “My predecessor, Senator Bob Littell, called a debt issuance one-quarter this size in 1997 ‘wacko.’ Today, taxpayers are still paying off that debt. This debt issuance is ‘wacko’ on steroids.... Read more →

CNB Travel: Major Attractions Begin To Reopen in Philly

PHILADELPHIA, July10, 2020 – With Philadelphia easing into reopening, some of the city’s most family-friendly tourist attractions are beginning to open their doors again, with additional attractions scheduled to follow throughout the month. This week alone, the Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, Franklin Square and One Liberty Observation Deckwill start welcoming visitors again, following recent openings for Philly by Segway, Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and Peddler’s Village. At many of the attractions, visitor capacity is limited and advanced reservations are required,... Read more →


GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University cross country and track athlete Anthony Raisley was awarded the Robert A. Harris and James Sr. Shornock Scholarships. The Robert A. Harris Scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of Robert “Bob” Harris (’61), former Director of Civic and Governmental Relations, to recognize his commitment and dedication to Rowan University and its athletic programs for 30 years. It is given to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and is active in the Rowan Community. The James Sr. Shonock is... Read more →

With The Right Equipment Taking Care of Your Yard is Easy

(NAPSI)—These days, many families are spending more time at home and “staycation-ing.” A beautiful landscape improves curb appeal and can increase your home value by as much as 17%, so investing in yard care can be a smart financial decision. An amazing yard extends valuable living space and helps you and your family de-stress and enjoy time outside. With the right equipment, taking care of your yard can be almost as delightful as relaxing in it. The right lawn equipment can make yard work more... Read more →

Dog-to-Human Aging Comparisons Refremaned

NIH researchers Comparing epigenetic differences between humans and domestic dogs provides an emerging model of aging. One of the most common misconceptions is that one human year equals seven dog years in terms of aging. However, this equivalency is misleading and has been consistently dismissed by veterinarians. A recent study, published in the journal Cell Systems(link is external), lays out a new framework for comparing dog-to-human aging. In one such comparison, the researchers found the first eight weeks of a dog’s life is comparable to... Read more →

Mike Giannulis Shares Some Effective Cost-Cutting Tips for Safeguarding Your Business during an Economic Downturn

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 11, 2020)--When the economy is healthy and functioning in a robust fashion, it is quite natural for most businesses to focus their attention on boosting sales. However, when there is an economic recession, times become challenging and businesses focus their attention on shifts. Most businesses examine the way their business is functioning while encountering challenging options on ways to sustain and preserve the organization. When businesses are finding it difficult to survive or sustain an economic downturn, they are determined to use one of... Read more →

Guest Opinion: BPU Wants To Raise Your Rates If You Used Less Power During Pandemic

NJ Sierra Club At last week’s BPU meeting, the board voted on Docket No. AO20060471 – In the Matter of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This would allow the state’s gas, electric and investor-owned water and wastewater utilities to establish a regulatory asset that would allow the affected utilities an opportunity to defer incremental COVID-19 related expenses. This includes additional costs from employees working from home as well as revenue lost during the pandemic. These utilities would be... Read more →

Why you should carry out police checks when recruiting new staff

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 11, 2020)--Background checks should be a part of just about every employer's recruiting and hiring process. The checks can range from consulting with references to checking a police check. If your employees have contact with the public or financial transactions, you should be particularly thorough about your background checks to avoid negligent hiring claims. Onboarding new employees is an exciting time for organizations. New people bring fresh ideas and new opportunities to a role and to teams. Yet, despite all the positive benefits of... Read more →

One New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins $500,000

TRENTON (July 9, 2020) – One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, July 8, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. The ticket was purchased with the Power Play multiplier, multiplying the prize to $500,000. The winning ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at D & L Meat and Deli, 598 Jackson Ave., Elizabeth in Union County. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, July 8, drawing were: 03, 10, 34, 36, and 62.... Read more →

Five ways to improve storage at home

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 10, 2020)We all want to have a clean and tidy home in which we can live. That can be easier said than done if you have children running about and playing around you—or even with a hobby or two that means you need a lot of space. So, living with a bit of clutter is just an inconvenience that we can deal with, right? It might be that you haven’t yet found quite the correct storage solution for your family or ongoing projects. There... Read more →

Make big money from fixing and flipping houses

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 10,2020)--Across Gloucester City, South Jersey, and Philadelphia, there are tons of big, beautiful homes with even bigger price tags. Some homes may have gone unloved for a few years or even decades. These homes might not be attracting many house buyers, but they’re full of potential for anybody who wants to invest in a renovation project. Here’s how to make money by fixing and flipping houses. Choose the right property for you The most important first decision to make before you even view any... Read more →

The Public Hasn't a Clue How Much Will Be Saved from Deals Between State and Unions

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. JOHN REITMEYER | JULY 8, 2020 TRENTON NJ (July 8, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Savings of hundreds of millions of dollars have been touted, but the Murphy administration has refused requests for background information underlying some of the projections High-profile collaborations between influential public-worker unions and some of New Jersey’s top elected officials are projected to save hundreds of... Read more →

You Can Now Buy All-American Gold Nuggets Online

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 10, 2020)--Due to the higher quality and ease of availability, Australian gold nuggets are preferred in general over those from any other nation. Even in the US, Australian nuggets are generally held in higher regard than their American counterparts, but those who are more inclined to support the American economy through and through can now choose to buy All American gold nuggets online. This is also relevant to collectors since international importation has ceased for the time being. Understanding the Uniqueness of Gold Nuggets... Read more →

5 Tips for Building Trust with Your Customers

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 10, 2020)--Before someone spends their hard-earned money with you, they’ve first got to trust you. If there isn’t this trust, then people are always going to be wary about dealing with your business. Building trust is a process, though, and there are some simple steps you can take to help build strong relationships with your customers. These 5 tips will not only help build trust, but also allow you to convert more leads, and keep customers coming back time and again. Show You Take... Read more →

Four Tips for Gardening on a Budget

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 10, 2020)--Gardening is a fantastic hobby that is also extremely beneficial, especially if you’re growing food. It can become expensive if you are unsure of where to start, or don’t watch your spending. There is a slight investment involved when getting started, but it can be minimal if you know where to look and the right things to buy. By using these tips, you can fund your hobby without spending much at all: Plant from seeds While it can be tempting to take the... Read more →

Judicial Watch Sues for Biden's Senate Records

WASHINGTON DC--“Let’s say he [Biden] wins this November… that means decades will pass before we can see these documents,” said Tom Fitton, head of Judicial Watch in last week’s Weekly Update regarding the lawsuit for the ex-VP’s records. Gloucestercitynews.net files Judicial Watch is “in court right now in Delaware to find out the full truth about Biden’s record as US senator,” Fitton states. Judicial Watch first requested the documents through an April 30, 2020 FOIA request, but was met with resistance from the University of... Read more →

NJ Makes Changes to Reduce MVC Blacklog

TRENTON (July 9, 2020)--– Acting on a commitment to improve service and reduce long lines at MVC agencies, Governor Phil Murphy and Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today announced a furlough exemption for MVC agency employees as well as extended expiration dates for licenses and registrations. “After three months of pent up demand, I completely understand the frustration felt by every MVC customer forced to wait in long lines as we reopen agencies,’’ said Governor Murphy. “To ensure that the MVC does not... Read more →

Economic Impact Payment Card Coming

by Cristina Miranda Consumer Education Specialist, FTC (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 8, 2020)--Did you get an Economic Impact Payment VISA debit card in the mail from the U.S. Department of the Treasury? If you did, you might get a letter from Treasury this week, reminding you to activate your card. Treasury’s letter gives you instructions on how to activate the card. Once you do that, you can get cash or use it anywhere that accepts VISA debit cards. Or, you can also transfer the money from your EIP... Read more →

DAISY Champion Award Presented to Jefferson Health NJ’s Roisin Welsh

Jefferson Health New Jersey Senior Magnet Data Analyst Roisin Welsh, MLS, shown right, was recently presented with the DAISY Champion Award. The DAISY Foundation™ defines a Champion as someone who has worked diligently to make the DAISY Award program meaningful for nurses and successful for an organization. Jefferson Health New Jersey partnered with the DAISY Foundation in 2015 to recognize its nursing staff for its positive impact on patients and families. Since then, more than 70 Jefferson New Jersey nurses have been honored with the... Read more →

NJ Sues Dirty Auto Dealers for Air Pollution

Today, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe and DCA Director Paul Rodriguez announced multiple lawsuits against Manheim Remarketing Inc. and NJ-based auto dealers Murphy’s Motors of Fairview, Fargo Auto Sales & Services of Delran, and Rezzetti Enterprises of Vineland. The lawsuits allege that Manheim Remarketing Inc. and the dealers listed intentionally sold vehicles with emissions control technology that had been tampered with. According to a DEP investigation, Manheim’s two New Jersey auction sites sold or offered for sale at least 214 vehicles that... Read more →

Replace or Repair a Vinyl Window

Decision Whether to Replace or Repair a Vinyl Window (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 9, 2020)--It only takes a few minutes to figure out whether the home is doing fine or not. Since there are numerous elements and areas to pay attention to, it is necessary for owners to be knowledgeable and careful about what is going on in the home and how they are supposed to respond to them. While every element has its own way of communication, no one has been successful to express the problem just... Read more →

Can You Past The U.S. Citizenship Test ?

100 Civics Questions and Answers with MP3 Audio (English version) The 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers for the naturalization test are listed below. The civics test is an oral test and the USCIS Officer will ask the applicant up to 10 of the 100 civics questions. An applicant must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test. On the naturalization test, some answers may change because of elections or appointments. As you study for... Read more →

How to Organize Children’s Clothes in Drawers

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 9, 2020)--The order in the kid’s wardrobe is a headache for many mothers. It takes a lot of effort and nerves to teach a child to neatly pack things and the result is not always positive. Today, we suggest focusing on another issue — a competent organization of kid’s clothes. So, what can be done to use the closet more conveniently, and to keep order in it? These 7 tips will help you to organize a toddler closet in the best way. 1) Make... Read more →

‘September Ready Fall 2020 Guidance for Arts Education’

WARREN, N.J. – As school districts nationwide scramble to finalize plans later this month to safely reopen this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey is once again earning high marks when it comes to arts education best practices. Following the June 29 release of the New Jersey Department of Education’s The Road Back, Restart and Recover Plan for Education guidance to reopen schools, Arts Ed NJ has just unveiled September Ready Fall 2020 Guidance for Arts Education, a comprehensive, 126-page document offering practical guidance... Read more →

Federal Railroad Administration Announces $500,000 to Deter Trespassing; NJ Receives $60,000

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded more than half a million dollars in Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grants to law enforcement agencies today to support life-saving trespass abatement in multiple states. “This money will help local law enforcement agencies deter people from taking unnecessary risks around railroad tracks, while continuing the focus on those specific populations that are known to subject themselves to such risks around railroad tracks,” FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory said. Gloucestercitynews.net files FRA is announcing funds, totaling $528,028,... Read more →

Looking for the Best Online Casino

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 8,2020)--With so many new online sites popping up on our pages daily looking for a new site to play at can be at the very least confusing and on a bad day downright daunting. Luckily there are ways and means of finding your perfect site, the one that suits all of your gaming needs and that is to use a reliable list of sites like Best Rated Slot Sites. The Online Casino Comparison Site Explained Staffed by a team of casino experts and enthusiasts... Read more →

STUDY: Majority of Superfund Sites Built Close to Public Housing

A new report released by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law found that 70% of all Superfund sites in the US are located within 1 mile of certain federally assisted housing. Poisonous Homes: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Federally Assisted Housing details how decades of environmental racism have systematically put residents of federally assisted housing in direct proximity to these toxins. The report used the US Metals Refining Company (USMR) site in Carteret, NJ as a case study. Almost 700 units of federally assisted... Read more →

Cleanup of The Delaware Coast Sept. 12

Volunteers are encouraged to mark their 2020 calendars now for the DNREC-sponsored 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, tentatively planned for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 12, with signup for large volunteer groups beginning in July, and overall volunteer registration opening in August. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. For the 2020 event, precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of cleanup participants, who are spread... Read more →

Lessons from History and Finding Light in the Dark: How Economic Issues are Cyclical

Image: Pixabay (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 7, 2020)--2020 has been a tough year, not just for Philadelphia but the world at large. With businesses forced to shutter in the short-term and a general sense of uncertainty, the local economy has suffered. A recent report by Deloitte found that almost 50% of US consumers are delaying making large purchases until the economy starts to show signs of a recovery. Federal Reserve statistics show that 23% of workers in the Third District (Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) are at risk... Read more →

Philadelphia Coast Guard Rescues Woman Stranded Near Rancocas Creek Sunday Night

PHILADELPHIA (July 6, 2020)--– The Coast Guard rescued a woman that was stranded on an aground jet ski near Rancocas Creek, New Jersey, Sunday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center were notified by Burlington County dispatch at 9:50 p.m. of a woman in need of assistance after running a jet ski aground. Burlington County Fire Department boats were unable to enact a rescue due to the vessel being surrounded by deep mud. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from... Read more →

Three Mistakes Parents Make Talking to Middle School Kids

Encourage open communication by avoiding these common conversational pitfalls. by: Valle Dwight | Great Schools Versión en español Talking to middle school kids can be a bit of an art. When you’re ready to sit down and have a chat with your adolescent — whether it’s to find out how his day went or to discuss more serious topics like homework, his behavior, or his friends — there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to do it. And if you happen to... Read more →

24 hour Garage Door Service Near Me in Connecticut

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 6, 2020)--The security of the house is of primary importance for every homeowner, and when it comes to arrangements of the garage, people’s worries and anxiety increase. The garage is the place where we people often store valuable things and, of course, park our car. That’s why it should be protected. If you have a garage or only think of building it, we advise you to care about its security and maintenance. Moreover, you should be cautious and ready for any situations that can... Read more →

What To Do? Youth Hunger And Malnutrition Continue To Grow

(NAPSI)—According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in the U.S., more than 12 million children receive free or reduced-price breakfast at school, and more than 29.7 million get lunch through the national school lunch program. For many, school meals are the only consistent food they get in a day and, while many school districts have continued distributing meals during the pandemic shutdown, when the school year ends, so do school meals. But there is hope and help. Helping children grow up strong and healthy... Read more →

The Giving Project Launches “Ticket to Ride” Campaign Benefiting Fantastic Friends of WNY

Donors can Enter to Win a Vanderhall Sponsored by PLB Sports & Entertainment, The Creator of Flutie Flakes (BUFFALO, NY) - The Giving Project has teamed up with Fantastic Friends of WNY for a sweepstakes where they will be giving away a 2020 Vanderhall Carmel Blackjack, sponsored by PLB Sports and Entertainment (PLBSE) the inventor of Flutie Flakes. PLBSE saw a perfect opportunity to help give back to the Western New York community that made Flutie Flakes famous by joining the Ticket to Ride campaign.... Read more →