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Hospitalist David Kovalsky Honored with ‘Frontline Hero Banner’ Outside Phillies Stadium for 2021 Season

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is always a special day, especially this year on April 1st for avid Philadelphia Phillies fan David J. Kovalsky, DO, a hospitalist at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Following a long, dark and cold baseball offseason, Opening Day marks the first of a 162-game season filled with excitement and warm weather. This year, the season opener is extra meaningful, as it will be the first time in 550 days that fans are allowed to watch “America's pastime” inside Citizens Bank Park. Due to the pandemic, last season was shortened to 60 games and seats were only filled with cardboard cutouts — dozens of which featured Jefferson employees. Now, as the Phillies welcome back fans, they are honoring frontline heroes in another... Read more →


Seven Dead Puppies Dumped Near Route 55, in Vineland; Authorities New Your Help

VINELAND, NJ (April 9, 2021)--Seven dead puppies were found on an entrance ramp to State Route 55 off Sherman Avenue within the city of Vineland, according to The Daily Voice The black and white puppies were about three to four weeks old. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said that last Wednesday at 9:44 a.m., a motorist notified the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department that there were dead puppies on an entrance ramp to State Route 55 “Someone in the community is aware that an individual had a litter of puppies that suddenly disappeared," Webb-McRae said. "We are asking the public to give us information that will lead to the identification of the person responsible for discarding these puppies in this irresponsible manner." Any information can be... Read more →


Anna M Lex,of Woodbury, formerly of Sewell; Owner of the Chestnut House, Westville

On April 4, 2021. Age 84 of Woodbury, formerly of Sewell, NJ. Born in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Ida (Hecksher) Storms. Nancy is survived by her loving children, Carol E. Lex, Roxanne Blank (Ellis), Joe Farren (Sonia), Bill Lex (Maureen), Linda Kupcha (Joe); grandchildren, Kristi Falls, Matthew Farren, Shanna Huffnagle, Jessie Zelkoski, Casey Dixon, Billy Lex, Daniel Lex, Amanda Kahn; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, William Storms (Rose). She was also predeceased by her husband, Raymond Lex in 2015 and her son, Rusty Lex. Nancy worked for many years as owner of the Chestnut House in Westville, NJ. Nancy loved spending time at the Jersey shore with family and their beloved dog Annie. Funeral services will be celebrated on Friday, April 9th... Read more →


South Jersey Congressman Receives ASSA Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) has presented him with the 2021 Honorable Thad Cochran Leadership Award for his dedication and commitment to a robust American shipbuilding supplier industrial base. He was presented the award during the ASSA Annual Congressional Virtual Fly-in by ASSA Founder, Carl Fisher along with Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), the 2020 recipient of the award, and Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), the inaugural recipient of the Award in 2017. ASSA established this annual award to honor the leadership of the late Senator Cochran for his unwavering support to those large and small businesses that provide the technologies and components necessary to build Navy and Coast Guard ships, which are critical to... Read more →


College Track/Field (Men and Women): Rowan University at the Oscar Moore Invitational

ROWAN MEN’S TRACK & FIELD WINS 12 EVENTS AT THE OSCAR MOORE INVITATIONAL GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University men’s track & field team took first place in 12 events at the Oscar Moore Invitational. Jah’mere Beasley won the 100 meter dash in 10.86. Beasley was the top finisher in the trials with a time of 10.95. He finished the 200 meters in 21.93 for first place. The 4x400 meter relay of Hunter Barbieri, Jake Kolodziej, Vincent Delle and Amara Conte ran a winning time of 3:22.15. The Profs took first through third in the 110 meter hurdles. John Nguyen was the winner in 15.13 followed by Marquise Young, second (15.21) and Liam Davies, third (15.45). Nguyen had the best time of 15.37 in the... Read more →


GCPO and Child Advocacy to Participate in National Child Abuse Awareness Month

In recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County are sponsoring multiple events, by social media and virtually, to promote awareness of ongoing efforts to prevent, identify and reduce child abuse and neglect. Due to the impact of COVID-19, public events must be limited, but the GCPO is steadfast in its strong focus on the safety and welfare of our citizens in Gloucester County, and wants to bring attention to this important topic with its emphasis on protecting the young and vulnerable members of our communities. This month, and throughout the year, the GCPO encourages all individuals and organizations to take part in making Gloucester County a better place for children and... Read more →


Additional Charges Filed Against Former South Jersey Elite Baron's Soccer Coach

(WOODBURY, NJ)--On March 31, 2021, a Grand Jury indicted Christopher Ferrari (26-year-old male) on multiple counts of Manufacturing Child Pornography and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. On October 8, 2019, Ferrari was criminally charged with Manufacturing Child Pornography and multiple counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child after an investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. The grand jury returned an indictment (March 31) for the original criminal charges and added additional charges after the investigation led to the identification of more victims. According to the charges, Ferrari sent and requested explicit images via social media to underage boys who he met through the South Jersey Elite Baron’s Soccer Youth Program where he was employed as a coach. The South Jersey Elite Baron’s... Read more →


Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation Donates $50K to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center/Washington Twp.

The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation (BBCF) — one of Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s key donors — recently donated $50,000 to the Patient Assistance Fund of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The Patient Assistance Fund provides patients financial support for household living expenses during their treatment. Since 2013, the Bridgeton, NJ-based nonprofit BBCF has donated more than $400,000 to Jefferson Health - New Jersey through funds raised at its annual golf tournament and other philanthropic events. “Last year’s BBCF donation helped more than 30 patients with cancer focus on their well-being and care,” said Ana María López, MD, MPH, MACP, Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Oncology and Chief of Cancer Services. “Through the Bottino Foundation’s generosity, many of our patients do... Read more →


Rowan Field Hockey Receives NFHCA National Academic Team Award

BROCKPORT, NY (March 30, 2021)-– The Rowan University field hockey team received the 2020 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Academic Team Award. The National Academic Team Award recognizes institutions that have achieved a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. There were 147 schools that received the honor. Rowan previously had 20 student-athletes that were named to the 2020-21 NFHCA National Academic Squad and two were Scholars of Distinction. photo provided Read more →


Congressman Norcross Releases COVID Information

New Jersey is partnering with 68 Walmart and Sam’s Club sites state-wide to offer dedicated appointments to people age 65+. If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, Congressman Donald Norcross encourages you to sign-up and get vaccinated. For more information, please see below. WHAT? 65+ Appointments partnership with Walmart & Sam's Club WHERE? 14 Walmart sites in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties, plus an additional 54 Walmart or Sam's Club sites across the state RSVP: Contact the Call Center at 856-249-7007 to schedule an appointment at select Walmart sites. Call Walmart / Sam’s Club directly to book appointments at the remaining sites. Read more →


ROWAN SOFTBALL SWEEPS STOCKTON, 8-0 AND 3-1 

GLASSBORO, NJ– Softball pitchers Emily August and Alexa Saccomanno led Rowan University over Stockton University, 8-0 and 3-1. The Profs had a perfect game in the opener. August (2-1) threw four innings and recorded a career high eight strikeouts. Saccomanno was on the mound for the fifth inning. The game ended after five innings because of the eight run rule. Catcher Korie Hague totaled three hits (three at bats), two doubles, four RBIs and one run. Right fielder Mariah Wysocki recorded a three run homer in the first inning. Left fielder Morgan Zane added two hits and scored two runs. Rowan scored five runs in the first inning, two in the second and one in the fourth. In the first, Hague knocked in two runs... Read more →


Rowan University's SGA Receives Update on the Glassboro-Camden Rail Line

Glassboro-Camden Line Representatives Talk about New Developments with SGA Corey RothauserMarch 24, 2021 The GCL would span 18 miles and connect Camden and Glassboro to Philadelphia through diesel light rail vehicles (DLRVs) along 14 stations. - Photo via glassborocamdenline.com Following the release of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), two representatives for the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) construction project spoke during the Rowan University Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Meeting on Monday, March 22, before senators voted in favor of a resolution that supports the construction. John Hanson, CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and president of the Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO), and Michael Venuto, the chief engineer of DRPA and a Rowan University engineering professor, answered questions from senators. The GCL would span... Read more →


Deptford Resident Charged with Trying to Meet Underage Girl for Sex  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Jason J. Molina, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Newark Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), announced that a 38-year-old Deptford man was arrested yesterday for arranging a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 13-year-old girl. But in reality, the underage teenager was an HSI Special Agent, and Albert Pisanelli was taken into custody upon arriving at the Burlington Township convenience store where he thought she would be waiting for him to pick her up. Pisanelli, of the 800 block of Hunter Drive, was charged with Luring (Second Degree), Attempted Sexual Assault (Second Degree), Leader of a Child Pornography Network (Third Degree), Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material (Third Degree),... Read more →


FERC Takes Jurisdiction Over LNG Facility in Puerto Rico, This Impacts Gibbstown

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)’s decision today takes jurisdiction over the New Fortress Energy LNG Facility in Puerto Rico. The developer built the San Juan LNG Terminal without FERC authorization, claiming it is outside of the commission’s jurisdiction under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act. “Today, FERC took jurisdiction over New Fortress Energy’s LNG terminal in Puerto Rico. This is an important win. This decision will mean a full public process with public input and oversight. There will also probably be an EIS which means they will scrutinize the environmental impacts. Most importantly, FERC will have the final say, which means that New Fortress will not be able to do whatever they want,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club.... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Department Awarded AIUM Reaccreditation through 2024

The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Department at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has been awarded ultrasound practice reaccreditation, through 2024, from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process that allows practices to demonstrate they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Jefferson’s MFM department achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. “We are honored to be recognized by AIUM for our efforts to provide quality obstetrical ultrasounds,” said Tammy Harold, Director of Business Development for Women's & Children's Services at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. “This is one of the many ways we are showing our... Read more →


Ryback Pitches 6 Scoreless Innings; Profs Over Cabrini 6-1

GLASSBORO, NJ - Drew Ryback pitched six scoreless innings and struck out nine to pace Rowan to a 6-1 win over Cabrini (2-4) in the Profs' season opener at Rowan Baseball Field. The 1-0 Profs are ranked ninth in the latest D3baseball.com/NCBWA rankings. The fifth-year senior threw five and 2/3 hitless innings before Gilbert Peralta singled for Cabrini's first hit of the game, as Ryback gave up just two hits while facing 23 batters. Centerfielder Trip McCaffrey paced the Rowan offense by going 3-for-5 with two RBI while Chris Curcio went 2-for-5 and drove in a run. "Drew was fantastic on the mound and set the tone from the first inning. We had some key hits later in the game to expand our lead. I... Read more →


CNB SPORTS: 20 Rowan Field Hockey Players Selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad

Dayna DeVincentz received her fourth straight honor BROCKPORT, NY – The Rowan University field hockey team had 20 players named to the 2020 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad. This year, there were 2,050 student-athletes from more than 140 Division III schools that earned the recognition. The program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Back Dayna DeVincentz received her fourth straight honor. The senior from Flemington is majoring in mathematics. She is joined by backs Lauren Cooper, Mackenzie Dakin, Melissa Donaldson and Kylie Taylor. Goalies Abby Hainsworth and Aida Ingram were members of the academic team. The players also included midfielders Kristiina Castagnola, Madison DuBois,... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Elects New Medical Staff Officers

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has announced the appointment of its new Medical Staff officers, each elected for a two-year term: Dr. Daniel Tarditi, Medical Staff President, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. A graduate of RowanSOM, he is also fellowship trained in Cardiology. Dr. Tarditi is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Osteopathic Association, American Society of Echocardiography, and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. A cardiologist with The Heart House, Dr. Tarditi resides in Haddonfield, NJ. Dr. Alan Lucerna, Medical Staff Vice President, is an attending physician at the Jefferson Stratford Hospital Emergency Department. Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Lucerna is a 2005 graduate of RowanSOM; he completed both his Internship and Residency through the... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurses Honored with Nursing DAISY Award

Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey nurses, from the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus, were recently honored with DAISY Awards for their compassionate and skillful care: Medical/Surgical 2 nurse Iwona Soloff, RN, of Sicklerville, NJ, was nominated by a recently diagnosed cancer patient for making them feel better with her “delightful personality” and “warm, caring nature.” Surgical Center nurse Michelle Hudak, BSN, RN, of Williamstown, NJ, was nominated by a surgery patient for her positive attitude and ability to make them feel comfortable before their procedure. This is Michelle’s second DAISY Award at Jefferson. Iwona and Michelle were presented the awards by Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. Part of an international program,... Read more →


ROWAN SOFTBALL OVER WASHINGTON, 8-0; FALLS TO LYNCHBURG, 3-0

SALISBURY, MD (March 14, 2021)– The Rowan University softball team won 8-0 in six innings over Washington College (MD) and had a 3-0 loss against the University of Lynchburg. The games were played at Henry Parker Field. Right hander Alexa Saccomanno threw four innings for the win against Washington. She (1-0) gave up four hits and had five strikeouts. Emily August pitched the final two innings and allowed one hit. Center fielder/designated player Cat Thomas totaled three hits (four at bats) and three RBIs. Third baseman Payton MacNair contributed with two hits, three runs and one RBI. Left fielder Morgan Zane had two hits, one RBI and two runs. Catcher Korie Hague added one hit, one RBI and one run. In the first inning, MacNair... Read more →


Happenings in Camden County

Battleship New Jersey Open for Tours The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, which has been shuttered since Dec. 27, 2020, is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays in March. Tours will be available from 11 AM with the last tour departing at 3 PM. Read More. Virtual DisABILITIES Classes and Programs The Camden County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is offering online and virtual programming. Visit www.CamdenCounty.com for a weekly listing of classes like dancing, yoga, boxing and fitness. Read More. Pet of the Week: Diamond Hi, my name is Diamond. I am a hound mix looking for a new home. I came all this way to meet my new family. I came from Brooklyn, NY where the police found me tied... Read more →


Fugitive Wanted for Murder in East Greenwich Arrested in St. Louis, Missouri Earlier Today

information provided by Gloucester County Prosecutors Office Sean M. Lannon, 47, of Grants, New Mexico, is a suspect in five deaths, including one in East Greenwich, Gloucester County, New Jersey Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine Hoffman and New Jersey the United States Marshal Juan Mattos are jointly announcing that Sean Lannon was arrested this morning (Wednesday, March 10) in St. Louis, Missouri by members of the U.S. Marshal’s St. Louis Metro Fugitive Task Force. Prosecutor Hoffman indicates “The rapid and successful apprehension of Lannon is the direct result of excellent collaboration between a wide array of local, county, state and federal partners. We are particularly grateful to the U.S. Marshal’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force/Camden Division as well as their parallel jurisdictions between... Read more →


Patricia Nash Johnson, of Sewell; Retired Employee of NJ Youth & Family Services; GCHS Alum

On February 28, 2021. Age 77. Of Sewell. Formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved daughter of the late John and Mary Nash (nee Ash). Loving mother of Tara Johnson Blaisdell and her husband, Jon and Christopher Johnson and his wife, Chrissy. Cherished grandmother of Sean, Megan and Ryan. Predeceased by her sister, Mary Lou Nash. Patricia was a graduate of St. Mary’s School in Gloucester City and a 1962 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. She recently retired from the NJ Department of Youth and Family Services in Sewell, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday morning, March 5th from 10 to 11:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Her funeral service will be celebrated at 11:30... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey's Siobhan King Honored with Nursing DAISY Award

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Surgical Services nurse Siobhan King, MA, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for compassionate and skillful care. She was presented the award by Jefferson Health – New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NE-BC, shown right. A grateful patient nominated the Mount Laurel, NJ, resident for her empathy, dedication, and use of humor to help him through a difficult recovery after a colonoscopy. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. DAISY Award winners are chosen following a review of nominations by Jefferson’s Clinical Recognition Committee in New Jersey. The nonprofit DAISY... Read more →


Free Food for Camden County Residents Friday

Camden County has partnered with Touch New Jersey to bring FREE food distribution to those in need throughout Camden County. Drive-up only, While supplies last. Must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Read more →


Dona A. Parker, of Mullica Hill (nee Bobo), formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alum

Dona A. Parker Dona A. Parker, “Bo”, (nee Bobo), 78, of Mullica Hill, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ passed away on February 21, 2021. Beloved wife of Henry G. Parker for 45 years, devoted mother of Walter McGuinness, Jr. (Jeanette), Glenn Parker and the late Colleen Sorbello (Samuel). Loving grandmother of Jeff Sorbello (Melissa), Brayden McGuinness, Landon McGuinness and Great Grandmother of Samuel Sorbello. Dear sister of James Bobo (Elizabeth) and the late John, Robert, Frances, Virginia, Marie and Regina. Dona was also predeceased by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Bobo. Dona graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1961. Her first job was in the insurance industry at Penn Mutual in Philadelphia. Later in life, she worked for the Harrison Township Elementary School... Read more →


Rowan U Athletics Returning in March

GLASSBORO, NJ - Rowan University Athletics has announced that it will return to competition in early March for the sports of baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, after being idle for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to maintain a safe environment and follow state guidelines, fans for all five sports’ competitions on campus will be limited to two parents or guardians per Rowan student-athletes. Guests of visiting teams will not be permitted to attend any events on Rowan’s campus. Live streaming broadcasts for all home games in baseball, softball and women’s lacrosse will be available via the school’s website, RowanAthletics.com. "This marks a return to the fields and the track after a long year away... Read more →


*Gloucester County Fire Academy Training Notice

Please make all checks and vouchers payable to Rowan College of South Jersey. Payment in full or department voucher must accompany registration to confirm and guarantee seating. No refunds, however, substitutions are permitted. Registration closes when class limit of 30 is reached. Registration form can be found at: https://www.rcsj.edu/fireacademy Read more →


Important Milestone Reached by Glassboro-Camden Line

A vital transportation link for South Jersey will advance to preliminary engineering design CAMDEN CITY, NJ – The Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) remains on track to significantly impact transportation in South Jersey. The new commuter rail line will benefit thousands of commuters while strengthening communities, creating jobs, bolstering economies, and promoting economic development. This week, the light-rail project achieved a significant project milestone with the completion of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The EIS was a critical phase that carefully reviewed the project’s environmental impacts. Nationally recognized transportation experts conducted the study with feedback from hundreds of members of the community. “The GCL project is a vital transportation link for South Jersey, one that is long overdue,” said Jeffrey L. Nash, Camden County Commissioner, and... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: How To Get Your Vehicle Stolen

"I only ran into the store for a minute" or "My car was cold, I wanted to warm it up" are two of the most common excuses that victims of stolen vehicles have told our Gloucester Township Police Officers over the years. Bottom Line- Don't leave your vehicle with the motor running. A vehicle left unattended and with the motor running is an open invitation to a thief (unless you have auto start that doesn't allow a thief to drive off in it). It is also a violation of New Jersey Statute 39:4-53 -Leaving your Engine Running and Unoccupied. The law is meant to prevent the recklessness and public danger that generally come with stolen vehicles. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd... Read more →


Questions and Answers About Getting Appointment for Vaccine; Why Do Smokers Go First

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, HEALTH CARE WRITER A state adviser answers these and other questions on the COVID-19 vaccine and New Jersey’s vaccination program Two months into New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination program, more than 1 million shots have been administered and some 242,000 people have received the two doses needed to provide maximum protection. The program first targeted health care workers and long-term care residents and staff, and has since grown significantly, so that demand for vaccines now far outpaces the supply provided to the state by federal officials. The enormous public interest in the program... Read more →


Michelle Epley of West Deptford

Michelle is the beloved wife of Thomas Epley, daughter of Fred and Anna Tucci. Sister to Fred Tucci (Suzette). Devoted mother of Brandon Epley (Nicole), Alayna Gottschling (Nick), and Olivia Epley. Loving Mimi to Sloane, Sadie, Garrett, many nieces and nephews and all those that she touched with her love. Michelle worked for many years in retail sales, before leaving to take care of her grandchildren full time. She loved nothing more than taking care of others. Those who found themselves in her presence felt the love that she radiated. There will be a viewing from 6pm to 8pm Wednesday evening at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of... Read more →


West Deptford MVC Center Closed Until Feb. 16

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ-MVC) has announced that the West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center has been closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 16. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Saturday, Jan. 30. MVC Centers Reopening The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates: Wayne Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5 Camden Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5 Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center Friday, Feb. 5 Paterson Regional/Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5 Somerville Vehicle Center Monday, Feb. 8 West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center Tuesday, Feb. 16... Read more →


Two Acenda Employees Join The Root Cause Coalition

GLASSBORO, NJ - (February 2, 2021) - Acenda is proud to announce that Dr. Anthony DiFabio, President and CEO, and Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, have joined The Root Cause Coalition (TRCC). TRCC is a nonprofit, member-driven organization that includes more than 70 leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions, local governments, and policy centers. "Acenda's mission and values clearly align with those of TRCC as we strive to eliminate health inequities in our communities," said Dr. DiFabio. "The lack of focus on, and appropriate care of, the behavioral health of minority groups demonstrates a strong need to close this gap in care. We look forward to collaborating with other organization members as we... Read more →


Good News: Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation Distributes PPE to Deptford Police

Members of the Deptford Police Department recently picked up their PPE donation from the Ocean State Job Lot store located at 409 Almonesson Road in Deptford, NJ Recipients include first responders in all 142 communities in which OSJL operates North Kingstown, RI – January 12, 2021 - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has leveraged its global supply chain to provide hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare organizations and municipalities. In continuation of that effort, the Foundation is currently distributing more than $1.7 million worth of additional PPE to police and fire departments in the 142communities where Ocean State Job Lot stores are located across the Northeast. The donations include pallets of PPE including... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET LOUISA

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Louisa's Holiday Wish List! ​Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Louisa gets along well with male dogs, but can be particular with females. Please no homes with young/small children, small animals, small dogs or cats. Previous dog experience a must to be considered for adoption. Interested in... Read more →


A List of Vaccination Sites in South Jersey Area

The following locations are available for eligible recipients to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately as the federal supply of vaccines to New Jersey remains limited. Burlington County Megasite - Moorestown Mall (Lord & Taylor) 400 & 401 NJ-38 Moorestown, Burlington CAMCare Health Corporation, 817 Federal Street, Camden CAMCare Health Corporation, 121 White Horse Pike, Clementine Camden County Vaccination Center, Camden County College Blackwood, Camden Gloucester County Megasite - Rowan College of South Jersey, 1400 Tanyard Road Sewell, Gloucester Riverside Medical Group Camden, 318 White Horse Pike Haddon Heights, Camden Project H.O.P.E, 519-525 West Street, Camden RMG Mount Ephraim, Mount Ephraim RMG Urgent Care Center - Cherry Hill, 2322 Route... Read more →


Pet for Adoption: Meet NUGGET

Nugget German Shepherd Dog / Mixed Medium Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Nugget's Wish List Meet Nugget. Nugget is super friendly. He knows basic commands like "sit" and walks well on leash and loves to be by your side. He loves treats and belly rubs. Nugget gets along well with other dogs when outside (ex. dog park, etc.), but in his home he would need to be the only dog. Please no homes with small animals, cats or small/young children. Interested in adopting Nugget? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Nugget Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Available date: 10/30/2017 Birth... Read more →


Police Need Help Identifying / Locating Driver Involved in Camden City Hit-and-Run

Camden City, N.J. (January 28, 2021)– Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the driver involved in a Jan. 27 fatal hit-and-run in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to the 2600 block of Mt. Ephraim Ave. shortly before 10 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. When they arrived, they located a man suffering from injuries to the head. The victim, identified as Lawrence Lloyd, 46, of Camden, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m. A witness told officers the driver who hit Lloyd drove off after the incident. Through the investigation, detectives collected evidence and surveillance... Read more →


Schedule your COVID-19 Vaccination

The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health – New Jersey, will begin vaccinating individuals at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College – Blackwood Campus. On-line scheduling is available now. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE. REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE. The New Jersey Department of Health, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, has established a phased priority group process for administering the vaccine. The State of New Jersey has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to several million more people in the state. The eligibility has been expanded to include Phase 1a and certain individuals in Phase 1b plus all the... Read more →


Jack Ciattarelli Gets The Gloucester County Line

Vigilante: “…it is time for all of us to pull in the same direction to defeat Phil Murphy.” MULLICA HILL – Saying, “Gloucester and Camden County combined have more than 118,000 registered Republicans, making the region important in a statewide GOP primary. After consulting with and polling our executive committee I am proud to announce, in accordance with our by-laws, Gloucester County GOP is joining Camden County Republican Committee in awarding our county line to Jack Ciattarelli for Governor.” “GCGOP and CCGOP have a close working relationship.” Vigilante said, “We share a headquarters, two legislative districts, all but two towns in CD1 are in both counties and our candidates support each other.” “Now that the gubernatorial primary field is set it is time for all... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s Maternity Center Recognized for Higher Quality in Maternity Care

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Washington Township-based Maternity Center, a participating facility in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s network, has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Racial and ethnic disparities are persistent and widespread across maternal healthcare, primarily driven by socioeconomic status, geographic location, and implicit provider bias. Compared to similarly developed countries, such as Canada, Germany, and Australia, the United State has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR), at approximately 17.4 deaths per 100,000 live births, with the MMR steadily increasing since 20001. According to the CDC, non-Hispanic Black women are two to three times more likely to die from preventable... Read more →


Transformations at Jefferson Cherry Hill and Washington Township Hospitals

Pictured, from left: the Silvestri Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital under construction (scheduled for completion in July 2021) and the recently completed Patient Pavilion at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Monumental changes at Jefferson Cherry Hill and Washington Township Hospitals will enhance the patient and family experience, enable new clinical programs in the community and keep specialized care close to home. Both hospitals have undergone multi-million dollar renovations over the past few years and now bring the latest technology and patient-focused care to South Jersey. In December 2020, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital wrapped up a five-year, $250-million renovation project with the completion and opening of its new seven-story, 230,000 square-foot Patient Pavilion. Originally built in 1960, the updated hospital is now the first of the... Read more →


NJ Democrat Congressman Norcross Votes to Impeach President Trump

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today issued the following statement: “Following the shameful and deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol – the physical embodiment of our democracy – I have upheld my oath to protect and defend the Constitution by voting in favor of the impeachment of President Trump. “On January 6, 2021, the President of the United States incited an insurrection to deter Members of Congress from finishing our work to certify the outcome of the presidential election and ensure the peaceful transfer of power. Five people died, including a law enforcement officer who gave his life defending our lives and our democracy. “The President is a clear and present danger to our democracy and to the American people, and whether he... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Plays Key Role at New Vaccination Site at Camden County College

Jefferson President & COO Brian Sweeney addressed the onlookers at the launch of the new Camden County vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood. On Wednesday, January 13, The Camden County Board of Commissioners opened its new COVID-19 vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood with Jefferson Health – New Jersey playing an important supporting role. Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., was joined by area healthcare professionals and institutional leaders to talk about the new COVID-19 vaccination site. Jefferson Health – New Jersey President Brian Sweeney was one of several officials to address a crowd of supporters and news media. The new vaccination site has four operational lanes for Phase 1A – which includes healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and effective... Read more →


Acenda and Gloucester County NAACP Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Annual Volunteer Day Canceled Due to COVID-19 (January 12, 2021 - Glassboro, NJ) - January 18 marks the 26th anniversary of the MLK Day of Service that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day encourages all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. For the past three years, Acenda and the Gloucester County NAACP have joined together at Acenda's Glassboro headquarters to mark this day of service. Volunteers gathered to assemble baby bundles for new moms in our maternal health programs, non-perishable food baskets for young adult in our supportive housing programs, and mailings in support of Acenda's mission. Over 50 volunteers,... Read more →


Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township Welcomes Two New Breast Surgeons

The Comprehensive Breast Center, located at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, recently welcome two new breast surgeons to its team of physicians: Kristin Brill, MD, FACS, and Susanna M. Nazarian, MD, PhD, FACS. We spoke with Dr. Brill and Dr. Nazarian about their experiences in the medical field, and what they look forward to bringing to Jefferson Health - New Jersey. One Passion, Two Stories Dr. Brill and Dr. Nazarian are both passionate surgeons who have a deep desire to help their patients by providing the best care possible. However, their individual stories as healthcare professionals are very different. Dr. Brill always knew she wanted to positively impact lives, but surprised herself when she became interested in surgery during medical school: “I... Read more →


CNBNews December 2020 Cheers/Jeers

William E. Cleary Sr. and Friends | CNBNewsnet CHEER--Food pantries in Bellmawr and Barrington were beneficiaries of grants from the New Jersey District of Kiwanis during December. Grants of $150 each were presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons to Bellmawr Mayor Charles Sauter and Barrington Municipal Clerk Terry Shannon. Each municipality will distribute the funds to smaller pantries serving their residents. Over the course of this calendar year, over $1000 has been raised and donated by the Kiwanis Club to area food pantries in Collingswood, Cherry Hill, Barrington, Bellmawr, and Camden. Also, financial support and gifts-in-kind have been made to Dubin House, Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cathedral Kitchen, and Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey. RINO Christie hanging out with his Democrat... Read more →


Funding for Paulsboro Offshore Wind Facility Okayed

PAULSBORO, NJ--The BPU has approved Docket No. QO20080539 – In the Matter of the Clean Energy Programs and Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 and Docket No. QO20120770 – In the Matter of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between South Jersey Port Corporation and the Board of Public Utilities. This will direct $1.8 million from the Societal Benefits Charge to fund the construction of a manufacturing facility for offshore-wind energy components at the Port of Paulsboro. Gloucestercitynews.net graphics “We support using funds from the Societal Benefits Charge to go toward building the offshore wind manufacturing facility in Paulsboro. This $1.8 million is just a small down payment that will be matched with public and private funds to get this project built. Ørsted’s and EEW’s new manufacturing... Read more →


A Tribute to Eugene "Jeep" MacAdams and His Five Brothers

CORRECTION William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Eugene "Jeep" MacAdams passed away on December 29, 2020, a few days after his 97th birthday. MacAdams was a retired Army First Sergeant who served 30 years in the New Jersey National Guard specifically the 114th Infantry, 50th Armored Division also known as the "Jersey Blues". He lived most of his life in Brooklawn, and he also spent several years in Florida and the South Jersey shore area. Jeep's parents and his siblings lived in the community of National Park, in Gloucester County. During WW II four of the six MacAdams' brothers served in the Armed Forces. They included: Charles W. MacAdams, US Army, Europe/ Normandy to Czech. Charles received three Purple Hearts and three Bronze Stars for... Read more →


Rowan Cancels Winter Athletics Season and Last Semester's Fall Sports

STATEMENT FROM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR JOHN GIANNINI, Ph.D. It is with mixed emotions that I announce the cancellation of Rowan’s winter athletics season, as well as plans to play last semester’s fall sports this coming spring. With coronavirus infection rates rising locally and nationally, I have recommended that we put the health and well-being of our student-athletes and University community ahead of all else. We know this is a great disappointment to many, particularly our student-athletes looking forward to their senior seasons, but the decision was made only after careful consideration of NCAA safety, competition and travel protocols. The sports teams impacted are men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's... Read more →