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Lillian K. Small, Outstanding Audubon HS Athlete; Girls Softball Commissioner, Softball Player, Sunday School Teacher

Lillian K. Small (nee Kohout), on August 8, 2020 of Runnemede. Age 85. Beloved daughter of the late Francis and Lillian (nee Covely) Kohout. Devoted mother of John (Michele), Tom (Erin), LeeAnne (Patrick) and Lauren (Jeff). Loving grandmother of Brett, Brielle, Logan, Brad, Marisa, Brady, Zach, Ryan and Dylan. Cherished great grandmother of Landon and Luca. Survived by many wonderful lifelong friends, especially the Audubon lunch Crew. Lillian's greatest achievement in life was raising her 4 children and watching her grandchildren excel in life. She was most passionate about sports, whether it was her children, grandchildren, or any sporting event.... Read more →

CNBNEWS CONSUMER ALERT: 1, 2, 3 videos to help you stop unwanted phone calls

August 7, 2020 by Jabari Cook Intern, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC It can be frustrating to deal with a bunch of unwanted calls. If you answer them, you might hear a recorded message of someone trying to sell you something. Or it could be a real person hoping to scare you into paying a debt you don't owe. These kinds of unwanted calls are often scams. Taking steps to stop them can help save you time and unnecessary stress — and maybe some money, too. The FTC has created a trilogy of short videos to help you... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: State Pays Private Contractor Millions for COVID-19 Work Rutgers is Doing

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. LILO H. STAINTON Vendor hired to do contact tracing but not clear how — or if — two will work together New Jersey has committed to spend some $23.5 million over three months to beef up the Gloucestercitynews.net files state’s contact-tracing capacity under a deal signed last week with a Boston-based consulting group doing similar work in New York state. But it is not clear how the work of the... Read more →

Susan Frances Stone, of Gloucester City

On July 25, 2020. Age 60. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of William L. Stone. Devoted mother of Eric (Nicole), Tom (Monica), Daniel and Jessica (Chalie). Dear Sister of Steve, Theresa and Regina. Survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At the request of the family, cremation was private and there are no services. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.comunder the obituary of Susan Frances Stone. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Barbara Ann Hurlock, of Gloucester City

On July 25, 2020. Age 61. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Mount Holly. Loving daughter of the late Carl J. and Isabelle Jervis. Cherished wife of 30 years to the late Paul George Hurlock, Sr. Devoted mother of Penny Ann Perez, Francis Hurlock and the late Paul George Hurlock, Jr. and Carl William Hurlock. Barbara resided in Gloucester City since 2003 and was previously a resident of Mount Holly. She worked at the Taco Bell in Brooklawn as a cashier. At the request of her children, cremation is private and there are no services. Condolences and Memories may be shared... Read more →

Staying Healthy in Stressful Times

You don’t have to let stress get you down. (NAPSI)—You may be feeling stressed during these challenging times, but stress can affect your physical and emotional health. Learn how to manage your stress so that you can stay healthy and cope with life’s challenges. What is stress? Stress is how your brain and body respond to a challenge. Any type of challenge—such as performance at work or school, a significant life change, or a traumatic event—can be stressful. Your body reacts to stress by releasing hormones. These hormones make your brain more alert, cause your muscles to tense, and increase... Read more →

Anthony J. Maniscalo, of Runnemede,

Anthony J. Maniscalo, suddenly on August 6, 2020, of Runnemede, NJ; formerly of S. Phila., PA. Age 66. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Porrini). Devoted father of Anthony, Nick, and Michelle. Loving grandpop of Nicholas, Jaden, Jaxx, and Gia Maria. Dear brother of Rita Falcone (John). Uncle of John Falcone, Jr. and Denise Benatti (Jimmy). There will be a viewing from 8:15am to 10:15am Tuesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am Tuesday at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made... Read more →

Shout out's and THANK YOU's to Everyone Who Supports Gloucester Township Police Officers

THANK YOU to the Martino Family who dropped off breakfast pizzas, the Army National Guard Recruiters from the Lakeland section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey who dropped off supplies for us to give out during our Community Relations Unit events, the Witkowski Family who dropped off pizzas, to Barbara, Andrew, and Ian Van Franke who sent us the pictured wonderful letter of thanks, and to the Hollyfield Family for your thank you and appreciation letter ! Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

Roland J. Boehner, Jr., Vietnam Era U.S. Army Veteran

Roland J. Boehner, Jr., "Rol Dog", on August 6, 2020, of Glendora; formerly of Runnemede. Age 73. Beloved husband of Karen (nee Buckley) for 35 years. Devoted brother of Carol Boehner and Barry Boehner (Christine). Loving brother-in-law of Catherine Bush (Bob) and Michael Buckley (Nell). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Roland proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and was a member of American Legion Post #281. He retired from Conrail after 28 years. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the... Read more →

Disability Placards Extended by Governor Murphy

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced today that renewal deadlines for disability placards have been extended, due to recent action by Governor Phil Murphy. On July 31, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 170, which temporarily extends certain statutory deadlines across state government. Included in Executive Order No. 170 is a provision that extends the time for individuals to apply for renewed disability placards, until 90 days after the last day of the public health emergency. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency remains in effect, after being originally declared by Governor Murphy on March 9, 2020. “We thank... Read more →

Republican Congress Candidate Singh Says AG is Compromised

As Tens of Thousands of Votes Remain Uncounted, Transparency and Accuracy at Stake LINWOOD, NJ — Hirsh Singh, the conservative candidate seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is pitted in a tug-of-war with Governor Phil Murphy's Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal over the failed vote-by-mail election held on July 7th. "Tens of thousands of ballots remain uncounted, rejected or lost, disenfranchising tens of thousands of New Jersey voters," Singh said. "But Phil Murphy's Attorney General couldn't care less because he's more interested in representing the interests of Phil Murphy than the interests of the people." Singh, who recently filed... Read more →

Postmaster General Being Pressed by Democratic Congressmen and Women

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) joined Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Peter King and a group of 83 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing deep concerns about operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that could have negative impacts on service standards and cause significant delays in mail delivery. “It is vital that the U.S. Postal Service not reduce mail delivery times, which could harm rural communities, seniors, small businesses, and millions of Americans who rely on the mail... Read more →

NJ Judiciary Free Webinars for Landlords/Tenants During Health Crisis

The New Jersey Judiciary has launched an initiative to provide landlords and tenants with information about court operations as well as available services and community resources during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read the full statement here. Joining the webinars will be Catholic Charities’ staff member, Cynthia Lebron, Housing Division Director and Regional Coordinator of Cumberland & Salem Counties. Cynthia has extensive experience in assisting Catholic Charities clients with finding affordable housing, preventing homelessness and evictions, offering housing counseling, and understanding how COVID-19 has impacted landlords and tenants. Register for the free webinars today! Click here, to view the PDF. To... Read more →

AG Investigating Fatal Police Shooting in Ventor

VENTNOR, N.J. (August 8, 2020)--– The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, August 6, in Ventnor, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries, and authorities are still working to confirm his identity. According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 4:16 p.m., Ventnor and Atlantic City Police Department officers responded to a 911 call concerning a man behaving erratically in the vicinity of Wellington Avenue and West End Avenue. When the responding officers encountered the man, he was walking in and out of a marshy area along the roadway, while holding... Read more →

Learn About Recent Scams & How To Recognize The Warning Signs

Gloucester Township Police Community Bulletin: We’ve shared many post in the past months warning our Gloucester Township residents about the latest scams, especially the ones where scammers actively seek out victims. They pretend to be from the IRS threatening to arrest you because you owe money, from your credit card company as they attempt to lure you into giving them your credit card information, or even selling fake COVID-19 cures. These same old scammers are still active, and new scams are being discovered daily. The Federal Trade Commission website lists the most recent scams and you can browse scams by... Read more →

Some Educators Want Remote-Only Opening for NJ Public Schools

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. Top administrator association makes public plea to start the year with virtual-only instruction JOHN MOONEY A month out from Labor Day, pressure is mounting for a remote-only opening for New Jersey public schools. The state’s principals and supervisors association on Thursday made a public appeal, including an NJ Spotlight op-ed, for Gov. Phil Murphy to call for virtual-only instruction to start the year. “Beginning the school year with statewide remote... Read more →

Attention NJ Republicans: Voters Deserve All The Info

(August 7, 2020)--In New Jersey, voters will be able to cast their ballots beginning September 19th, however the first Presidential debate is not scheduled until 10 Gloucestercitynews.net files days after on September 29th. Debates are a critical component of any election, often offering the most raw insights into a candidate’s platform and ideas. Therefore, the NJGOP is joining in requesting the Commission on Presidential Debates consider adding an additional, earlier debate in New Jersey this September.NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt offered the following statement: “This is an election surrounded with unprecedented circumstances. Throughout, the NJGOP has fought to ensure the process... Read more →


August 7, 2020 by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Those mysterious seeds from China have been in the headlines, but we’re also hearing about other stuff that people are getting that looks connected to the seed mystery. There could be a few things going on, so let’s start unraveling the Great Unwanted Goods Mystery of 2020. First, DON’T PLANT MYSTERY SEEDS. And don’t throw them away. Instead, follow the USDA’s advice on what to do. Did you order something and get seeds or other junk instead? If that’s you, dispute the charges for the... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: A Dog's Aging

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Previously, a dog’s age was calculated by multiplying his age by seven. A new theory has been discovered that adjusts that timeline. When a dog is a year old, his aging factors can be compared to that of a thirty-year old human. The new theory suggests that when dogs are young, they age rapidly. A four-year-old dog is the equivalent of a fifty-two-year-old human. Then, when a dog is seven years old, dog aging slows. The changes are referred to as epigenetic changes. Research is ongoing—this particular timeline measures only the aging factors of medium to... Read more →

Heroin Traffickers Sentenced for Operating Drug Delivery Service in South Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Stefan Tucker, 33, of Philadelphia, PA was sentenced to 200 months (over 16 years) in prison by United States District Judge Gerald J. Pappert for his involvement in an almost around-the-clock drug delivery service for several years in South Philadelphia. Two of Tucker’s co-defendants, Stephen Wilkerson, 30, and Jerome Tucker, 29, both of Philadelphia, PA, were also recently sentenced and received ten years and five years in prison, respectively. All three pleaded guilty to multiple drug offenses in January and February, 2020. Between 2013 and 2016, the defendants and their... Read more →

Employee from Philly City Controllers Office Guilty of Public Corruption

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Jeffrey Blackwell, 47, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to charges of Gloucestercitynews.net files honest services wire fraud, filing a false tax return, and two counts of failure to file a tax return. The defendant was charged by Superseding Indictment in September 2019. Blackwell, a former City of Philadelphia employee in the Office of the City Controller, committed a series of frauds, accepting more than $20,000 in bribes and kickbacks. Between 2013 and 2015, while serving in the Investigations Division of the Controller’s Office, Blackwell misused his official position to... Read more →

CONSUMER NEWS: Car Buying Tips

One automotive company has won more J.D. Power Awards for Initial Quality than any other brand. (NAPSI)—The U.S. auto industry estimates about 17 million cars are bought in the United States every year. If you’re hoping—or just dreaming—of buying one of them anytime soon, there are a few facts and stats that can make car shopping a better experience for you. Quality Cars To Consider First, you should know that, based on input from tens of thousands of drivers, J.D. Power named Kia the highest-ranked, mass market brand for initial quality overall in the industry. The vehicles were evaluated on... Read more →

SWEDESBORO: Railroad Avenue Closed Next Week for Repairs

Necessary safety work will require detours (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a nine-day closure and detour of Railroad Avenue in Swedesboro, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, August 10, until 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, Railroad Avenue is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing between Guest Avenue and 3rd Street. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and... Read more →

New Jersey Sierra Club Pleased that DEP Finally Cites Illegal ATV's

A total of 13 ATVs and dirt bikes were impounded as the NJ Fish and Wildlife Conservation investigated illegal off-road vehicle use in the Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area in Ocean County the weekend of July 25th. Owners of the impounded ATVs and dirt bikes will face fines starting at $274 and impound, towing, and storage fees of at least $300. “The state of New Jersey has allowed illegal ATV use to destroy and damage our forests and public lands for far too long. Finally, they took action. They impounded a total of 13 ATVs and dirt bikes in one... Read more →