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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 →


Portland Pays Antifa Militant Who Attacked Police During Violent Protest

PORTLAND, OREGON--A renowned Antifa militant who publicly celebrates attacks on law enforcement is getting a cash settlement from a big U.S. city after claiming in a federal lawsuit that his civil rights were violated during a violent protest with his fellow extremists. The incident occurred in August 2018 when hundreds of radical leftists, including masked Antifa militants, confronted police and conservatives in downtown Portland, Oregon. Rowdy demonstrators used pepper spray against police and threw fireworks, bottles, rocks and ball bearings, according to a local news... Read more →


Harrison: Wellpath Continuously Cited For Mental Health Violations and Neglect

“Mental Health Advocate” Amy Kennedy Continues to Duck and Dodge Association with Corrupt Health Care Company [May 27, 2020 – Longport, New Jersey] Amy Kennedy’s links to Wellpath continue to come under fire, as mounting information has now been publicly levied showcasing the company’s mental health practices, including depriving patients with mental illness of their psychotropic medication and lacking needed mental health services in a variety of locations around the country. Since first announcing as a candidate for Congress, Kennedy has made mental health the... Read more →


Delaware Police Park Rangers Arrest Rehoboth Beach Man on CDS Charges

K-9 Vos has first drug alert while on patrol CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK, DELAWARE--DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers arrested a Rehoboth Beach man on multiple drug and other charges Memorial Day at Cape Henlopen State Park after park rangers found two subjects in a closed primitive camping area. At around 4 p.m. May 25, Rangers approached and questioned the individuals, who were burning a fire in a campsite fire pit, and found Ricky C. Gardener, 37, of Rehoboth Beach to be in possession of... Read more →


70 Illegal Off-Road Vehicles Impounded by CC Police; Part of Public Safety Campaign

(Camden City, NJ) – In recent weeks, the Camden County Police Department has focused on making our streets and our neighborhoods safer for pedestrians and other drivers by targeting illegally operated off-road vehicles. To date in 2020, the department has impounded a total of 70 ATVs, dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles being operated illegally and dangerously on city streets and in parks and other public spaces. A total of 148 traffic summons have been issued to the operators of these vehicles. The department is... Read more →


Gloucester County Republican Freeholder Candidates Say it’s Time To Smartly Reopen

It’s time state government stops picking winners and losers MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican freeholder candidates George W. Shivery, Jr., Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio said today it is time to “let commonsense prevail and smartly get the state reopened.” “While we acknowledge there has been some progress made toward reopening, far too many folks are still out of work, still having issues with unemployment and struggling to pay their bills, as a state we have to do better.” George W. Shivery, Jr. said,... Read more →


Doylestown Man Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Branden Coluccio, 32, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. As part of his sentence, he was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,070,157, forfeiture in the amount of $110,000, and an additional $15,000 fine. United States District Judge Wendy Beetlestone presided over the sentencing hearing in Philadelphia via video teleconference. This scheme involved Liberation Way, a drug and alcohol... Read more →


Home Country: Windy Wilson educatin’ the kids

CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 26, 2020)--It’s always a treat when Windy Wilson stops by the Mule Barn for a cup and a visit with us. He got all settled in while we waited for him. “Now you fellas know it shore ain’t perlite to interrupt a guy when he’s educatin’ the kids, right? A real gentleman wouldn’t do it. But that didn’t slow down this weird young guy who was visitin’ one of our hometown girls. “I think she met him in college where he was... 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 →


Federal Trade Commission Warns Public About Contact Tracing

by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC You’ve probably been hearing a lot about contact tracing. It’s the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitoring their symptoms daily. Contact tracers are usually hired by a state’s department of public health. They work with an infected person to get the names and phone numbers for everyone that infected person came in close contact with while the possibly infectious. Those names... 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 →


Pets News: Adding a Furry Friend to your Family

by Namukolo Kasumpa International Fellow, Division of Consumer & Business Education If you’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your family, now may be a good time. In addition to pets offering unconditional love, companionship, and amusement, studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets has health benefits. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. Finding a pet may be a little different during the pandemic. While many shelters, rescue leagues and breeders... Read more →


WalletHub Study: NJ The State With The Worst Health Infrastructure for COVID-19

COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in the country’s healthcare system, from supplies to staffing to bed counts, but issues have been far from uniform across the U.S. To find out which states were most prepared going into the pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Best Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus, as well as accompanying videos. To identify which states have the best health infrastructure, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 14 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the... Read more →


Moody's Gives Gloucester County Aa1 Rating

(Gloucester County, NJ)—Gloucester County’s local economy continues to benefit from growth in the higher education, medical and logistics industries according to Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s is an independent rating agency that reviews historical and current financial data, practices, and planning capabilities of Governmental Agencies. An independent rating agency’s opinion strongly matters when it comes to the financial health marketability of financing loans and long-term debt by achieving the lowest possible interest on borrowing. “The county’s management team is extremely hands-on in controlling daily operations across... Read more →


Primaries Being Held in Eight States June 2

Marielle Bricker / Ballotpedia via The Center Square Eight states are holding statewide primaries on June 2, 2020: Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota. CNBNews graphics file \Four states did not originally plan to hold primaries on this date, but postponed them amid the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland and Pennsylvania’s primaries were originally scheduled for April 28, Indiana’s primary was scheduled for May 5, and Idaho’s primary was scheduled for May 19. Three states are holding their primaries largely by mail... Read more →


Psychological Game Benefits for Adults

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 27, 2020)--In our modern lives, most of us focus so heavily on work and other things that we never seem to have time for fun. When we have some leisure time, we tend to sit in front of our TV or computer than engage in fun, rejuvenating play as we did in our childhood. But the thing is that play is not just essential for kids; it can be an important source of relaxation for adults as well. Playfulness leads to creative thinking and... Read more →


Rep. Norcross Releases Information About How To Order Groceries Online With SNAP

Neighbor, Families across the country are struggling to put food on the table as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a devastating toll on employment and the economy. No one should have to worry about whether they can afford to feed their families. Today, I want to provide you with some information on food security resources and updates to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits in New Jersey. Ordering Groceries Online with SNAP Beginning next week, New Jerseyans on SNAP will be able to shop... Read more →


Two Pemberton Township Residents Charged with Possessing Pipe Bombs

BURLINGTON CITY NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man and his girlfriend have been charged with possessing illegal explosives after two pipe bombs were discovered during the execution of search warrants at their home and the residence of an acquaintance in Southampton. William Heath, 47, and Ashley Sprague, 32, of the 600 block of Lakehurst Road, were charged with Possession of Explosives/Bombs for an Unlawful Purpose and Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Devices. Heath was also charged with Unlawful Possession of... Read more →


Two Free Online Events for Women offered by Virtua Health; Must Register in Advance

Celebrity moderator, health experts to provide fun and educational sessions that help women be well, get well, and stay well (Marlton, NJ….) Virtua Health is well-known for its women’s health services, including educational classes on everything from fitness to parenting. Now, during this time of social distancing, the South Jersey health system will continue empowering women through two new online workshops. The first of these free, live webinars, on May 27, will focus on emotional eating – and how to avoid it – while on... Read more →


POLITICS: Kennedy Environmental Protection Policy

Brigantine, NJ – Today, Amy Kennedy, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s second district, released an Environmental Protection Policy, detailing her commitment to addressing the impacts of climate change on South Jersey while creating new jobs and economic opportunity through clean energy. Kennedy pledges to protect coastal communities, including fighting for the infrastructure South Jersey needs to protect shorelines, reforming and strengthening the national flood insurance system, and fighting to block oil drilling off of New Jersey’s shoreline. Additionally, Kennedy is committed to transitioning to... Read more →


Violators of Gov. Murphy's Coronavirus Law Arrested

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, on Friday announced enforcement actions from the past week, including coughing and spitting assaults, bias Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files incidents and noteworthy violations of Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders. The Attorney General also announced enforcement actions targeting price-gouging and consumer fraud violations. “We’re cracking down on those who jeopardize public health and undermine public safety,” said Attorney General Grewal. “We have zero patience for those who spit on... Read more →


Dolores "Doris" Adamski, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On May 23, 2020, Age 86. (nee Dickerson) born on April 2, 1935 in South Philadelphia to John and Dorothy Dickerson (nee Weist). Doris and Edward attended grammar school together at St. Phillips Grammar School. Doris attended Hallahan High School. While at Hallahan, she was crowned May Queen. After high school, Edward joined the Air Force. Doris would take piano lessons at the convent and was studying to be a nun. She asked God for a sign. She received a letter from... Read more →


Rev. Francis J. Gramigna, Guidance Director, Cooper Chaplain, Parish Pastor, Camden Catholic HS Alum

Rev. Francis J. Gramigna Egg Harbor Township – On May 22, 2020. Age 83. Loving son of the late Joseph and Jane Gramigna. Devoted brother of Kathleen “Cass” (late Edward) Garrity and Charles (late Claire) Gramigna, and Sister-in-law Mary Gramigna. Predeceased by Mary (Louis) Lippa, Joan (Thomas) Campbell, Rose (Patrick) McShane, Joseph (Patricia) Gramigna, Edward Gramigna, Sr. Dear uncle of 48 nieces and nephews, and too many great-nieces and great-nephews to count. Father Frank was born in Oaklyn and was a graduate of Camden Catholic... Read more →


Spring Allergies and COVID-19

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Spring allergy season has caused new concerns about how to control symptoms, when businesses reopen, after the COVID 19 epidemic isolation restrictions are lifted. There may be a lot of finger pointing due to the similarity of those symptoms with those experienced by a Coronavirus carrier. Fortunately, experts have offered guidance about preventing and treating those symptoms. Here are the top allergy stories of the decade, filled with helpful advice. 1- SinuSonic/ International... Read more →


Gloucester County Offering Coronavirus 19 Testing Site Update

(Sewell, NJ)—Gloucester County will again offer its drive-thru style COVID-19 testing site on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The site will be set up at Rowan College of South Jersey, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell 08080. Testing will begin at 10 a.m. Additional testing dates to follow. Tests will be performed by appointment only. Residents do not need to be symptomatic to receive testing. Gloucester County residents 18 and older who want to be tested must call the COVID-19 Call Center at (856) 218-4142 to be prescreened.... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING TEXT MESSAGE SCAM

(Camden City, NJ) – The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning regarding a text messaging scam involving supposed COVID-19 contact tracing, and Camden County residents are urged to exercise caution and not to clink any links sent to them in a text message about contact tracing. Scammers posing as government contact tracers have sent text messages to potential victims asking them to click a link sent in the text. Clicking on the link downloads software onto a victim’s phone that allows scammers access to... Read more →


Down The Shore: Gym Owner Waiting to Open

By MADDY VITALE/MediaWize Chris Lambert, who owns four Atilis gyms, says he will be ready to reopen as soon as Gov. Phil Murphy gives the order – but not a moment sooner. His comments came two days after the franchise owners of the Atilis in Bellmawr chose to ignore Murphy’s order that deems gyms as non-essential businesses that are to remain closed for now amid the COVID-19 safety regulations and restrictions in place since March. Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti are the owners of the... Read more →


UPMC Magee—Women’s Hospital Nurse Arrested for Stealing Patient’s Oxycodone Prescription

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of a registered nurse at UPMC Magee—Women’s hospital for stealing a patient’s Oxycodone prescription, denying important pain relief to the patient. Tiffany Hafner turned herself in to Pittsburgh authorities today on charges of Neglect of a Care Dependent Person, Violations of the Controlled Substance Act, and Theft by Unlawful Taking. “As we’ve seen in this crisis, we owe a debt to the thousands of medical professionals in Pennsylvania who are enduring a prolonged crisis to save... Read more →


Aloysius (Alajos) N. Remetei, 88, of Westville

Aloysius (Alajos) N. Remetei, 88, of Westville, NJ passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, on December 5, 1931 to the late Alajos & Rozina Remetei. Due to his political beliefs he became a Hungarian Freedom Fighter and was imprisoned for those beliefs. After escaping to Austria, he met the love of his life, Gabriela on Christmas Day in 1956. In 1957 he then immigrated to the United States to become a U.S. Citizen. After two years of exchanging... Read more →


Attract Butterflies to your Garden

(NAPSI)­—In this season of social distancing, many Americans are turning to gardening, finding joy and peace in an outdoor activity that can be safely enjoyed from home. “What all gardeners know, and the rest of you may discover, is that if you have even the smallest space, a pot on a window ledge, a front step, a wee yard, there is no balm to the soul greater than planting seeds,” recently wrote Charlotte Mendelsen for The New Yorker. If you haven’t gotten your hands a... Read more →


Want To Work For Facebook? Now’s Your Chance

Philadelphia City Hall/unsplash.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 26, 2020)--The job market is difficult at the moment. Of all the times to find yourself out of work, the first half of 2020 has been particularly unkind to those seeking employment. It's a competitive world out there at the best of times, but with so many companies laying staff off or scaling back operations in recent months, more people are struggling to find paid work in Philadelphia right now than at any other point in living memory. That could be... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Louisiana State Trooper George Baker Struck and Killed by Patrol Car

Trooper George Baker Louisiana State Police, Louisiana End of Watch Sunday, May 24, 2020 HAMMOND, LOUISIANA--Trooper George Baker, age 33, succumbed to injuries sustained on May 20th, 2020, when he was struck by a Hammond patrol car while removing stop sticks from the roadway during a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit started when officers from the Hammond Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle. Trooper Baker and another trooper successfully deployed stop sticks on Wardline Road, near the intersection with Kate Street, causing the vehicle... Read more →


Liberta Russo, of Bellmawr, age 89

Liberta Russo (nee Leto), on May 22, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Peter Russo Sr. Devoted mother of Peter, Jr. (Lori), Joseph (Ginnie), and Karen Aversa (Keith). Loving grandmother of Danielle (Steven), Peter III (Kristen), Michael (Nicole), Gina (Jason), Joseph (Natalie), Anthony (Stephanie), Krista, and Keith, Jr. Cherished great-grandmother of 15. Preceded in death by 6 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Due to the restriction set forth by the state of New Jersey... Read more →


Three Elementary Schools and Two High Schools in the Camden Diocese Closing

The Good Shepherd Regional Elementary School, Collingswood one of five schools to be closed At the end of the current school term on June 30, 2020. The three elementary schools and two high schools are: — Good Shepherd Regional Elementary School in Collingswood — Saint Joseph Regional Elementary School in Hammonton — Cape Trinity Catholic School in Wildwood
 — Saint Joseph High School in Hammonton — Wildwood Catholic High School in Wildwood “The decision to close the schools is difficult,” the diocese said in announcing... Read more →


Gloucester County switched to “grab and go” meals

(Monroe Twp., NJ) -- To protect seniors and reduce risk of infection, congregate meal sites across the state have closed. Gloucester County switched to “grab and go” meals only in addition to home delivered meals. Food access and availability are among the major concerns of older Gloucester County residents amidst the Covid-19 pandemic “The Division of Senior Services staff and volunteers are on the front lines in responding to the increased demand for meals and ensuring food security for vulnerable older adults in our county,”... Read more →