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Another Police Shooting in Philadelphia, Riots Breakout

By Christen Smith | The Center Square 3 hrs ago Philadelphia Police responded to four reports of ATM explosions in North Philadelphia between 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the suspects were unable to breach the cashbox and steal money, but significant damage was done to the machines.... Read more →


Rowan University Will Receive $625K Plus in Grants for Research/Treatment into Substance Use Disorder

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that Rowan University will receive a total of $625,541 from two federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will allow Rowan students to increase treatment for those with substance use disorders and increase... Read more →


Guest Opinion: A.G. Barr Joins 11 States Release Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

Eric Peterson / The Pelican Institute Oct 23, 2020 This week, Attorney General Bill Barr joined attorneys general from 11 other states, including Louisiana, in releasing their much-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google. The 64-page lawsuit lays out a series of claims against Google for its alleged violation of American antitrust laws.... Read more →


U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee: Did Amtrak Give Perks to Biden

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Republicans on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee want to know whether Amtrak gave Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden special treatment. In a letter to Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn, the lawmakers ask whether the former... Read more →


Veteran, Age 78, Prosecuted for Allegedly Taking Photos of American Flags at Veterans Affairs Park

Judicial Watch Statement on Ninth Circuit Decision Regarding Appeals Court overturns trial court and finds VA police officers entitled to ‘qualified immunity’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision granting qualified immunity to VA police officers... Read more →


CBD Oil May Reduce Frequency and Severity of Epileptic Seizures

According to UAB Findings Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, reduces the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults with severe, intractable epilepsy, according to findings presented by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the American Epilepsy Society 70th Annual... Read more →


Trenton's Plan to Tax Financial Transactions, One More Blow To The Business Community

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Business leaders say a proposed tax on financial transactions will likely “backfire” and urged lawmakers to reconsider the legislation. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files The bill sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon would impose a tax of one-hundredth of a penny – a... Read more →


ROUND TWO: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE USED TO ANALYZE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

VoiceVibes speech coaching software used to rate vocal delivery of Trump and Biden BALTIMORE, MD - October 23rd, 2020 - VoiceVibes, an AI-powered communication coaching platform designed by former employees of AT&T Bell Laboratories and JHU Applied Physics Lab, has used their technology to analyze the second 2020 Presidential debate this... Read more →


Ground-Breaking National Poll:  Most Low-Income Adults Say They Will Vote

Messages About Community Power Can Further Increase Turnout Eighty percent of low-income Americans say they are certain or likely to vote in the upcoming election, according to a new nationwide poll commissioned by Hunger Free America. Of the 5,114 American adults with annual household incomes of $50,000 or below who responded,... Read more →


The Golden Fleece Award and Taxpayers for Common Sense

In March 1975, former Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire was inspired to create theGolden Fleece Award as a way to galvanize public opinion against wasteful spending. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the famous waste-busting award, Senator Proxmire asked Taxpayers for Common Sense to revive the Golden Fleece Award. The senator gave... Read more →


U.S. Senate Inquiry: Hunter Biden received millions from former Moscow oligarch

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, with his son Hunter Biden in a 2016 file photo. Visar Kryeziu / AP file photo (The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the U.S.... Read more →


Why Did Pennsylvania Reject 372,000 Ballot Applications, Some Voters are Bewildered

Most rejected applications were deemed duplicates because voters had unwittingly checked a request box during the primary. The administrative nightmare highlights the difficulty of ramping up mail-in voting on the fly. by Ryan McCarthy and Derek Willis, ProPublica, and Jonathan Lai, The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 16, 5:30 a.m. EDT Problems expanding... Read more →


Senate Committee Investigates Twitter for Blocking NY Post Story Re: Joe and Hunter Biden

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Three Republican U.S. senators said the Senate Judiciary Committee would vote next Tuesday to subpoena Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, regarding the social media giant’s suppression of information they claim, could impact the election. Gloucestercitynews.net files Once subpoenaed, Dorsey... Read more →


(VIDEO)-Social Security: For the Record, which Political Party Drained the Program Dry?

This is a very short but important message, by a very well done, factual video that deals with all of the facts/myths about Social Security. Please check it out While you view it, you will be able to see how "times have very much changed" submitted by Maureen G. submitted by... Read more →


Rutgers Expert Explains History of the October Surprise

James Comey/Shutterstock What is an October Surprise and where does the term come from? The term was popularized in 1980. As president, Jimmy Carter could not get the Iranian hostages released, and his failure was one of the main reasons he was losing in the polls to Ronald Reagan. The October... Read more →


FBI Warns of Potential Charity Fraud Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many Americans want to help during the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing to charities, but the FBI is warning that scammers also want to help—they want to help themselves to your money. Nationwide, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have received reports of scammers fraudulently soliciting donations for individuals, groups, and... Read more →


Federal Authorities Charge Pittsburgh Postal Workers with Trashing Mail

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Federal authorities charged a pair of post office employees with discarding mail, including political mailers and applications for mail-in ballots, furthering concerns about the integrity of ballots mailed this election season. Authorities charged Sean Troesch, 48, of Pittsburgh, a city... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: $1.8M in Funding for Family Services in South Jersey

CAMDEN, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that the Center for Family Services (CFS), located in Camden, will receive a total of $1,861,524 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The four grants will help CFS expand their capacity to help improve the... Read more →


Students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Reminded to Vote

SLIPPERY ROCK, PA (10/13/2020)-- While "Who Will Lead Us?" is a question Americans will answer on Election Day, Nov. 3, it also happens to be the name of a University seminar course offered to freshmen this semester at Slippery Rock University. The course analyzes the U.S. presidential election. And whether SRU... Read more →


Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, Admits Making Corrupt Payments to City of Orange Public Official

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man today admitted making corrupt payments to a public official of the City of Orange Township, New Jersey, as a reward for that public official’s favorable treatment in connection with an Orange municipal project, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Gloucestercitynews.net files Jeanmarie Zahore,... Read more →


The U.S. Justice Department May Have Violated AG Barr's Own Policy Memo

In a memo from May, the attorney general reminded Justice Dept. prosecutors to avoid partisan politics. Then a U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania announced an election investigation that had partisan overtones. by Robert Faturechi and Justin Elliott Oct. 6, 5 a.m. EDT U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Sept. 23 in Washington.... Read more →


' The Twilight Zone ' aka:...

Living in the Left's Upside Down World

by Bruce Hendry This summarizes a lot of my feelings and confusion over what seems to be happening in our much divided country. What is really sad, is that I have several friends (good people) to whom I am not sending this, for the primary reason that they hate our President... Read more →


Atlantic City Mayoral Candidates Marty Small Sr. and Thomas Forkin to Debate Oct. 13

Galloway, N.J. – The Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University is partnering with The Press of Atlantic City and Triax57 to televise a live debate between Atlantic City mayoral candidates Marty Small Sr. and Thomas Forkin. Gloucestercitynews.net files The debate will be held live at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.... Read more →


Van Drew Offers to Match State Troopers’ Reward for Intel Re. Monument Desecration

Locked in a dogfight for his congressional seat, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2) today told InsiderNJ he would match the $5,000 reward offered by the State Troopers Fraternal Association for information leading to the arrest of whoever desecrated Trooper Bertram T. Zimmerman’s memorial. U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2) “I... Read more →


Last Day to Register to Vote October 13

Register to Vote! The deadline to register to vote in the November General Election is October 13th Voter Registration FAQ's What is the Voter Registration Deadline? How can I register to vote? What is considered an “Inactive” voter? How can I check my voter registration status? Voter Registration Requirements To register... Read more →


Philadelphia Bar Condemns Resolution Calling for Impeachment of PA Supreme Court Justice Wecht

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the nation’s oldest metropolitan Bar Association, issued the following statement: “The Philadelphia Bar Association has long been committed to the principle of the independence of the judiciary. A resolution such as House Resolution 1044 which calls for... Read more →


After 30 Plus Years Billboards Are Allowed on Gloucester City's Side of the WW Bridge

UPDATED with additional photos and maps By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Eastbound on the Walt Whitman Bridge over the Delaware River between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Gloucester City, New Jersey. Billboards like those shown in the photo will now be allowed in Gloucester City. (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) GLOUCESTER... Read more →


PA Counties Admit They Gave Incorrect Voter Roll Info to Federal Government

Judicial Watch: – Disclose Conflicting Numbers of Inactive Voters to Court Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the State of Pennsylvania and three Pennsylvania counties admitted they reported incorrect information to a federal agency concerning the removal of ineligible voters from their voter rolls. In April, Judicial Watch filed... Read more →


Court Blocks Attempt to Undermine NJ's Plan for a Safe Election

TRENTON, NJ—Tuesday, a federal judge ruled in Trump v. Murphy that election provisions allowing election officials to begin canvassing vote-by-mail ballots 10 days before Election Day and allowing ballots without a postmark to be counted if received within 48-hours of the election do not violate federal law. The League of Women... Read more →


PA auditor criticizes COVID-19-mandated closure waiver request process

'Significant confusion': By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – More than 500 Pennsylvania businesses that appealed Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to close amid the COVID-19 pandemic received decisions from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) that later changed. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale called the... Read more →


New Jersey's Fiscal Health Earns F; Would Need $189.6 billion to pay all bills

The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey would need $189.6 billion to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health based on pre-pandemic data. Gloucestercitynews.net files New Jersey ranked last among the 50 states on fiscal health,... Read more →


NJ VOTING PROBLEMS CONTINUE: 7,000 Teaneck Voters Receive Incorrect Ballot

TEANECK, NJ (October 8, 2020)--Bergen County Clerk John Hogan said out of 28,151 ballots mailed to registered Teaneck voters, more than a quarter of them — 6,867 voters — had received an incorrect ballot due to the "programming error by the mail house." Hogan told nj1015.com that because his staff of... Read more →


Election Ballots Sent to West Orange Residents found in Dumpster; Mail Carrier Arrested

Gloucestercitynews.net graphics NEWARK, N.J. (October 7, 2020)--– A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier from Hudson County was arrested today for discarding mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the County Board of Elections and intended to be delivered to West Orange residents, from his assigned routes in Orange and... Read more →


Notes Suggest Hillary Clinton Was Behind Scandal Claiming Russia Interference

WASHINGTON, DC--It was former CIA Director John Brennan’s John Brennan handwritten notes that exposed the alleged plan by Hillary Clinton to ‘stir up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security service.’ Those highly classified notes were declassified Tuesday by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, who first made the information public... Read more →


Gloucester County GOP Freeholder Candidates Not Attending Luncheon Because of Bias

Chamber of Commerce Chair has referred to President Trump as “insane” and “Ahole” on social media. MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican Freeholder candidates George W. Shivery, Jr., Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio have decided against attending tomorrow’s annual Meet the Candidates Luncheon held by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce... Read more →


5 Benefits of Live Chat for Your Business 

Are you currently struggling to meet the needs and expectations of your customers? From answering emails and responding to your followers on social media to dealing with returns requests, delivering the level of customer service that consumers now expect can be a challenge, to say the least. In fact, did you... Read more →


NEW STUDY: Biden administration would impact Pennsylvania, other battleground states

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania would experience “a marked difference” if Democrat candidate Joe Biden entered the Oval Office and enacted his policy agenda, according to a just-released study. The James Madison Institute, a Florida-based free market think tank, has taken the wraps off... Read more →


How The Presidential Candidates Differ on Catholic Teachings

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on efforts by the Trump and Biden campaigns to court the Catholic vote: The Catholic vote is the religious swing vote and both the Trump and Biden camps know it. This explains their outreach via Catholics for Trump and Catholics... Read more →


Murphy Proposes to End 2021 Bear Hunt

October 5, 2020, 5:48 pm | in TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced that the New Jersey Fish and Game Council has proposed changes to the state’s Game Code that would end bear hunting in New Jersey after 2020. The Fish and Game Council, which has authority over the hunt,... Read more →


Incumbent GOP Rep Van Drew and Dem Challenger Kennedy in Heated 2nd District Race

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square (The Center Square) – U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a Republican, and Amy Kennedy, a Democrat, are locked in a heated race for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District seat, perhaps one of the most closely watched races in the Garden State. Van Drew, a... Read more →


Camden City Dems Begin Campaign for Biden/Camden Board of Ed Candidates

Camden City, NJ - The Camden City Democratic Party kicked-off their campaign efforts for Joe Biden for President, the Column 2 Democrats, and the Education for Everyone Camden Board of Education candidates consisting of School Board President, Minister Wasim Muhammad, Karen Merricks, and Clayton Gonzalez. Camden Mayor Frank Moran, who attended... Read more →


Kennedy Reports Over $2.2M in Election Receipts

Brigantine, NJ— Today, the Amy Kennedy for Congress campaign announced more than $2.2 million dollars in receipts for the third financial quarter. Kennedy’s campaign received 22,844 total contributions from 14,750 donors, including 20,276 contributions of less than $100. The campaign received 9,504 contributions from New Jersey and 3,335 contributions from NJ2.... Read more →


COVID-19 STRIKES PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FIRST LADY

President Trump and First Lady (image courtesy of cnbc.com) By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square)(October 2, 2020)-- – President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump say they’ve tested positive for COVID-19. Trump's doctor, Navy Commander Sean Conley, released a statement saying the president and first lady... Read more →


Norcross Says, "Buy American"

"Buy American” Reforms Strike the Right Balance By: Rep. Donald Norcross, Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Jackie Speier, Bob Martinez, and George Williams This year, the House Armed Services Committee advanced a major reform to our defense program acquisition rules that will grow our American manufacturing base right when we need it... Read more →


EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan to Address PCB Contamination at Fairfield Unimatic Site

Fairfield, N.J. (October 1, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its cleanup plan to address contaminated sediment and groundwater at the Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation Superfund Site in Fairfield, New Jersey. The final cleanup plan, contained in a document called a Record of Decision, includes removing and disposing... Read more →


The U.S. Should Create a Digital Trade Zone to Counter China, Says CFR Report

(Regis Duvignau/Reuters) “The United States should shift its diplomatic efforts from promoting a global, open internet to preserving an open internet that connects the digital economies of democratic countries,” argues Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Robert K. Knake in a new Council Special Report, Weaponizing... Read more →


Statement of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, General President on 2020 Presidential Debate

September 30, 2020 - Baltimore, MD – If there was ever any doubt regarding the “Fierce Urgency of Now,” last night’s poor representation of civility, solution-oriented dialogue, intentional rudeness, and the endorsement of white supremacy confirms that the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. must aggressively intensify voter mobilization and... Read more →


VoiceVibes Uses Artificial Intelligence to Analyze Presidential Debate

VoiceVibes voice coaching software used to rate vocal delivery of Trump and Biden Gloucestercitynews.net files BALTIMORE, MD - October 1st, 2020 - VoiceVibes, an AI-powered communication coaching platform designed by former employees of AT&T Bell Laboratories and JHU Applied Physics Lab, has turned their technology toward the analysis of the first... Read more →


Because We Are Driving Less, the Gas Tax was Increased by NJ Gov Murphy

(October 1, 2020)--Today, the gas tax in New Jersey increases by 9.3 cents. This brings the gas tax total in New Jersey to 50.7 cents. Diesel will also be taxed by 57.7 cents per gallon. This is because less gas was sold in New Jersey during the 12 months ending in... Read more →


Vote-by-Mail Ballots Being Sent in Burlington County

MOUNT HOLLY – The Burlington County Clerk’s Office has started sending out Vote-By-Mail ballots for the upcoming General Election and is encouraging voters to be on the lookout for them and take care not to discard or damage them. Gloucestercitynews.net files More than 315,000 Vote-by-Mail ballots were printed for the November... Read more →