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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... Read more →

Gloucester County's Nature at Night

(January 18, 2022)--Nature at Night is Gloucester County Parks and Recreation’s news program featuring presentations of beautiful images and real animals on display. “Parks and Recreation created a new program designed to expose residents to the beauty of nature. Many of our events take place on the weekends or during the day, this program accommodates the schedules of those who can’t always attend our weekly events,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. Nature at Night will be hosted by Michael McGraw, Senior Wildlife Biologist at Resource Environmental Solutions LLC, for a journey through the wonderful world of reptiles! Nature at Night... Read more →

Attention Gloucester County Residents!!! Rabid Raccoon in Deptford Township

(Deptford Township, NJ) – Residents in the vicinity of 200 Ogden Road, Deptford Township should be aware that a raccoon tested positive on January 10, 2022. There were no animals or humans exposed. The Gloucester County Health Department would like to remind you to be aware of this incident and take appropriate safety measures for all children and pets. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus in the saliva of infected animals. If left untreated can cause death. Post-exposure treatment is needed immediately. All pet owners are urged to check the vaccination status of their pets. Residents should... Read more →

Gloucester County Animal Shelter at Full Capacity, Please Consider Adopting One of These Precious Dogs

Full kennels at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s kennel is full of animals looking for their forever homes! “We have a lot of dogs at the shelter patiently waiting for homes. There’s a match for everyone,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “We are committed to finding each animal their perfect home. We will always prioritize the well-being of the animals when finding their forever families.” Director Frank J. DiMarco is the liaison to the shelter and would like to remind residents that adoption fees remain only $35.00 for dogs and cats 5 years and... Read more →

Attention Gloucester County Residents: COVID-19 Testing moving to Swedesboro Public Works

The Gloucester County COVID-19 Testing Site is moving to the Swedesboro Public Works Bays, 141 Glen Echo Drive Swedesboro, effective January 18. The Gloucester County COVID-19 Testing Site is a partnership with the New jersey Department of Health and Vault Health. All testing is done by Vault Health. Vault Health will administer PCR and Rapid testing. Individuals do not need ID or insurance to receive a COVID-19 test. Appointments are mandatory for all individuals looking to receive a COVID-19 test at the Gloucester County COVID-19 Testing Site. To make an appointment please visit: https://NJcovidtestingappt.as.me/Gloucester Vault Health is working to establish... Read more →

Marc Christopher, age 50, of Paulsboro, Persian Gulf War U.S. Naval Vet, Allegiance Band Member

Marc Christopher Russell, 50, born August 27, 1971 in Salem, New Jersey, entered into the arms of His loving Savior Jesus, on December 22, 2021. Marc is survived by his beloved wife of 11 years, Christina (Ward) Russell; father, John Faughnan Russell; mother, Gaye Diane (Nocon) Ishuin; brothers, John II, Jason, Jeremy, and Jesse Russell; sisters, Julianne Russell and Tifanie Ishuin; uncle, Gary Nocon; aunt, Lori Nocon; cousins, Rachael Handrinos, Lisa Spitale, Kathleen Griffith, Gary Nocon Jr., Jennifer Nocon; and nephews, Dominik, Cristian, Jakob and Carson Russell. Marc resided in Paulsboro, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Pennsville Memorial... Read more →

Valerie Nerenberg, MSN, RN, CNL, Promoted to Corporate Director of Nursing at Jefferson Stratford Hospital.

Valerie has been employed at Jefferson Health - New Jersey in various leadership roles since February 2011. Previously, she served as Nurse Manager of the Intensive Care and Intermediate Care units at Jefferson Stratford Hospital for more than six years. “During that time, she was a key lead on several successful initiatives,” said Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. “Valerie has been a proven leader and is committed to creating an outstanding patient experience for patients and families.” With more than 20 years of nursing experience, Valerie earned her Associate of Science in Nursing... Read more →

1st Robotic Surgery Performed at Jefferson Stratford Hospital

STRATFORD, NJ--The first robotic surgery using the da Vinci® XI Robotic Surgical System at Jefferson Stratford Hospital took place on Wednesday, January 12. The procedure was done by Jefferson NJ Chief of Surgery Roy Sandau, DO, (standing, third from right). Sandau, who posed with members of the Stratford hospital surgical team, has completed more than 1,000 robotic procedures at Jefferson NJ. Robotic surgery is known for less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery time for patients. For more information about robotic surgery at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, visit: https://NewJersey.JeffersonHealth.org/GeneralSurgery. Read more →

Third-Straight Double Double for Dakota Adams as Rowan Defeats Montclair 65-47

LIVE STATS LISTEN LIVE FULL SCHEDULE ROSTER MATCHUP HISTORY MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Dakota Adams recorded her third-straight double double helping Rowan to a 65-47 victory at Montclair State Wednesday evening in a New Jersey Athletic Conference tilt. Adams finished with 16 points and a career-best 13 rebounds along with three assists and three steals. Nicole Mallard poured in a game-high 20 points as the Profs led from start to finish in claiming its fifth win in a row. Leading by as much as 15 midway in the second quarter, Rowan saw the Red Hawks score nine-straight points to get within... Read more →

Montclair Edges Rowan with Seconds Left

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State hit two free throws with seven seconds to play to edge Rowan, 74-73, in an NJACmen's basketball contest that went down to the wire at the Panzer Athletic Center. Andrew Seager led the Profs with 17 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. After the home team tied the game, 71-71, with 1:26 to play, Seager gave Rowan a 73-71 lead with a layup at :44. Montclair State's Steven Breeman made one of two free throws on the Red Hawks' next possession, and after Rowan missed the front end of a... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Robert Murphy Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Robert Murphy, a perioperative audio-video and robotics specialist, was recently honored with a BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. A 17-year Jefferson employee, the Atco resident was presented the award by Irene Houck, Director of Surgical Services (shown far left), and Elaine Joyce, Assistant VP of Surgical Services. Murphy was nominated for the honor by Certified Surgical Technician Michelle Fischer, who praised him for going “above and beyond” in helping an elderly woman recently. This woman — who was mistakenly dropped off at the Jefferson Washington Township Surgery Center — had wanted to visit her brother,... Read more →

Frank Rocco Promoted to VP of Operations, Jefferson Stratford Hospital

Congratulations to Frank Rocco, MSN, RN, NE-BC, our newly named Vice President of Operations for the Jefferson Stratford Hospital campus at Jefferson Health - New Jersey. Frank had previously as Corporate Director of Nursing for Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital since May 2014. Frank’s career at Jefferson began in 2002 as an Emergency Department Nurse, and he has held a series of progressively more advanced leadership roles in the organization over the years. A seasoned clinician and leader, he is passionate about the patient experience, quality, and employee engagement. Most recently, he was instrumental in leading Jefferson Health - New Jersey's... Read more →

Jefferson Health – NJ Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns Named President of Nurse Leaders New Jersey (ONL-NJ)

Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named President of Nurse Leaders New Jersey (ONL-NJ) for a two-year term beginning in January 2022. With more than 600 members, ONL-NJ engages and develops nurse leaders in advocacy, research, education, mentorship, and collaborative relationships. Burns, who became a member of the organization in 2008, is also a member of its Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Councils Task Force, and served as Co-Chair of the Education Committee. In addition, Jefferson Health – New Jersey Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services,... Read more →

Free Smoke Detectors/Installation for Gibbsboro Residents

Gibbsboro residents eligible for FREE smoke detectors and installation. Contact Fire Marshal at 856-783-6655, ext. 151 to schedule. With the recent increase in fire related injuries and fire deaths due to non-working or lack of smoke detectors, the Gibbsboro Fire Marshal Office and the Gibbsboro Fire Company are able to supply and install smoke detectors to our residents for FREE. Please contact the Fire Marshal Office 856-783-6655, ext. 151 to schedule an installation. Address/Location Gibbsboro Police Department 5 Foster Ave Gibbsboro, NJ 08026 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-783-0151 Read more →

Rowan 2022 Baseball Schedule Released

GLASSBORO, NJ - The Rowan baseball schedule is set for the 2022 season as the Profs look to build on the success from last year when they reached the Division III College World Series and won the NJAC Championship. Rowan heads into the year ranked 16th in the nation in Collegiate Baseball’s Division III Preseason Poll. SCHEDULE​ The Profs will open the season on March 1 at Swarthmore and head to Virginia Wesleyan for a weekend series on March 5-6 before heading to their spring training trip at the Russ Matt Invitational in Florida. The schedule at the Russ Matt... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Rowan, Virtua Health to Create New Academic Health System

Glassboro, N.J. – Virtua Health and Rowan University announced today the signing of an affiliation agreement to create a new academic health system and to further distinguish South Jersey as a regional hub for innovation, research, and clinical discovery. This partnership between the top 100 public research university and the largest health system in southern New Jersey will create the Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences of Rowan University. The new college will encompass the state’s only osteopathic medical school; an expanded nursing and allied health professions school; a new school of translational biomedical engineering and sciences; multiple... Read more →

Gloucester County Emergency Alert Program

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. Sign in to your account Username Password Sign In Forgot Username or Forgot Password Don't have an account? Sign Up LINK HERE Read more →

New Jersey’s Baby Born at Jefferson Washington Township at 12:58 a.m. – First in SJ Region outside of Philadelphia

The first baby of 2022 in the South Jersey region outside of Philadelphia was born at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital at 12:58 a.m. Saturday morning. Caden Nguyen Tran – weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 20.5 inches long – was born to Linda Nguyen and husband, Vankiet Tran, of Pennsauken, NJ. The couple also has a three-year-old daughter, Sofia, at home. Linda Nguyen is a medical-surgical nurse at the Jefferson New Jersey hospital where she gave birth to little Caden. She thanked her delivering OB/GYN, Kelly Park, DO; nurse midwife, Jennifer Barraclough, CNM; and Labor & Delivery nurses... Read more →


Gloucester County honors Jean Giampola with the renaming of County Bridge Number 3-F-18 PAULSBORO, NJ --The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners joined by Paulsboro Councilmembers gathered to rename County Bridge Number 3-F-18 in honor of Jeanne Giampola. Before the bridge, auto traffic was blocked on a daily basis for up to an hour at a time by the trains, creating a nuisance and, more importantly, a public safety hazard, since emergency vehicles were part of the traffic jams. Giampola, who served as a borough councilwoman and community advocate before her death at age 81 in 2016, made it her mission... Read more →

Michael V. Mancini, of Williamstown; formerly of Bellmawr

Michael V. Mancini, on December 27, 2021, of Williamstown; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 98. Beloved husband of the late Genevieve (nee Prybyszewski). Devoted father of Dominick Mancini and Deborah Alspach (Rich). Loving grandfather of Justin, Kyle, Zachary, and Trevor and great grandfather of two. Dear brother of Albert Mancini. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Michael proudly served with the US Army during World War II. There will be a viewing from 8:30am to 10:15am Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Interment St. Joseph's... Read more →

Some Gloucester County Democrats Have Taken Political Pettiness Against The County GOP To A New Low

The 20 Years Of Gloucester County Democrat Pettiness Has To Stop MULLICA HILL – From imposing Statehouse like COVID testing and mask mandates three days before new Commissioners are sworn in to moving the Sheriff’s office the Democrats who still control Gloucester County government have taken political pettiness to a whole new low and Gloucester County Republicans have renewed their call for it to stop. “A certain level of political gamesmanship, like putting the offices of Commissioners-Elect Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio in the basement with the mice is to be expected,” Gloucester County GOP consultant Steve Kush said. “It’s... Read more →

Rowan Mens Basketball Take John Carroll

HUNTINGDON, PA - Arian Azemi scored 32 points and Marcellus Ross added 25 as the Rowan men's basketball team picked up a 110-91 win over John Carroll in the first round of the Doc Greene Tournament at Juniata. The Profs will now face the winner of the Juniata-Bryn Athyn contest in the championship game on Thursday at 4 p.m. It was the sixth consecutive win for Rowan, upping the Profs' record to 10-1. Azemi made 12-of-24 from the field and hit three three-pointers while Ross connected on 8-of-12 of his shots and was 5-of-10 from three-point range, scoring all of... Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ICU Nurse Michaela Bailey Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse Michaela Bailey, RN, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A seven-year employee of Jefferson Health, the Pennsauken resident (shown middle) was presented the award by ICU Nurse Manager Lorraine “Kim” Kulikowski, BSN, RN, CCRN (left), and Jefferson NJ Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (right). They praised Bailey for her hard work, kindness and compassion — and for taking care of patients as if they were a member of her own family. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by... Read more →

Area Children Deliver Handmade Holiday Cards to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers

Mt. Laurel students Christina Soule and her brother Nicholas (pictured center) delivered handmade holiday cards from classmates at Mt. Laurel’s Harrington Middle School and Hartford Elementary School to Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers in Center City, Abington and New Jersey. The project – dubbed “Cards Conquering Cancer” – generated 640 cards that each bear an email and Twitter handle for patients to send comments if they choose. Pictured, from left, at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on December 22: Jefferson Radiation Oncologist Dr. Nicole Simone; Harrington Middle School teacher and project sponsor Christina Paterno; Nicholas Soule and... Read more →

Area Teen Delivers Gifts to Jefferson Health - New Jersey Patients in Honor of Late Brother for 10th Year Straight

DJ Alexis, a 19-year-old college student and native of Sicklerville, NJ, came to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Monday, December 20, to deliver toys, books, and games for young Emergency Department and Pediatric Unit patients, as well as kids and teens who receive care through Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Behavioral Health program. DJ also presented a $1,000 check to the hospital, collected through his own efforts via a GoFundMe drive. Donations were made by friends, family, schoolmates, his alma mater and businesses that have contributed over the years. “Emanuel’s Annual Toy Drive” — held in honor of DJ’s late newborn brother,... Read more →

Gloucester County Commissioner Simmons Visits South Jersey Food Bank

Around the County Pictured: Fred Wasiak, President and CEO, Commissioner Heather Simmons and Greg Loder, Director of Marketing and Advocacy Commissioner Simmons was invited to tour the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken to learn about how they partner with agencies in Gloucester County to feed the hungry in our County. If you are in need of food or would like to donate, visit https://foodbanksj.org or call 856-662-4884. Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Home Health Nurse Gillian Reeve Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Home Health nurse Gillian Reeve, MSN, BSN, RN — who specializes in wound care — was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A 40-year employee of Jefferson Health, Medford resident Reeve was presented the award by Jefferson NJ Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, and praised for her positive attitude, commitment to patient safety, and ability to connect with patients and families through trust and emotional support. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues. DAISY Award winners are chosen... Read more →


We Worry About "Mom and Pop" Stores Surviving (VI)

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Store Closings in 2022 We've been doing a lot of talking and worrying, with cause, about "mom and pop" stores and if they can survive by the time the pandemic ends. During this time, however, we haven't been looking at big box stores and those which have been in operations for more than a century. There is always "good news/bad news" in issues such as this. The good news/bad news is that if major mall stores close, the mom and pop stores pick up the slack - if they can survive that long. Some... Read more →

CNB Sports: Rowan's Castagnola/Gorczyca Earn Field Hockey All-America First Team Honors

BROCKPORT, NY – Rowan’s Kristiina Castagnola and Molly Gorczyca have been named All-Americans by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), with both Profs earning first-team honors and being among the 48 Division III student-athletes recognized. Castagnola (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) is one of four players to earn All-America status for the second time, with this marking her initial appearance on the first team as she was a second-team selection in 2019. Gorczyca receives All-America honors for the first time in her career as the duo gives Rowan All-America first-team selections for the first time since 2018. Castagnola was instrumental in... Read more →

Durr Stands With Commissioners-Elect Konawel And DeSilvio,

No Attendance At Chamber Of Commerce Events Durr also wants fair reporting from local media LOGAN TOWNSHIP – State Senator-Elect Ed Durr is refusing to attend the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual State of the County Breakfast until Lisa Carney, the Chamber’s immediate past chair and executive committee member, apologizes and resigns from the executive committee over race-based attacks on GCGOP and Commissioners-Elect Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio. At issue is the Gloucester County Chamber of Chamber’s immediate past chair has, over two years, repeatedly attacked Commissioner-Elect DeSilvio and last month, before blocking members of GCGOP from her... Read more →

First Harvest Credit Union Donates $25,000 to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

First Harvest Credit Union, formerly South Jersey Federal Credit Union, recently deepened its commitment to the health and wellness of the community, with a gift of $25,000 to support patients of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township. Presented to the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey, this generous donation will be used to offset transportation expenses for cancer patients. “Any interruption in care can have a severe, negative impact on our patients' ability to battle their disease,” said Larry Slagle, MBA, Associate Vice President, Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey. “We are so grateful for benefactors like First... Read more →

SAY IT ISN'T SO! Gloucester County DEMS Plan To Segregate County’s First Black Sheriff

WHAT IS THE REASON THE SHERIFF 'S OFFICE IS BEING MOVED??? Sheriff’s office and all staff need to stay where they are MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Commissioners-Elect Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio demanded officials in Gloucester County government immediately halt plans to move the county Sheriff’s office Jonathan Sammons Gloucester County’s first Black sheriff from the county's administrative office on South Broad Street in Woodbury to the shuttered county jail on Hunter Street. “Last month we were proud to have elected Jonathan Sammons as Gloucester County’s first Black sheriff. Now the Democrats who control county government are moving the... Read more →

Oscar Moore Coach of the Year award

PITMAN, NJ – The legacy of former Rowan head track & field coach and Olympian Oscar Gloucestercitynews.net files Moore will be forever honored as the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s Board of Administrators voted on Thursday to name its Men’s Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year award as the Oscar Moore Coach of the Year award. Moore, who started the men’s track and field program at Glassboro State in 1971, led the Profs to an unprecedented five NCAA outdoor team titles from 1980 to 1984. Under his tutelage, the Profs won 18 consecutive NJAC Championships and competed at the... Read more →

 Area Mom Donates Gift Bags to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Katie Korbel, a young mom from West Deptford, recently visited the Jefferson Washington Township Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to drop off care packages for current NICU families. “I am so grateful to Jefferson,” said Katie, whose now-3-year-old son, Bernie, spent 39 days at the hospital when he was born 8 weeks early in July 2018. Katie has since become an “Ambassador” of a nonprofit, Cleveland-based national organization called Project NICU, which offers support and education for families whose child is in -- or who has been in -- a NICU due to prematurity or other medical issues. In this... Read more →

Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

As a way to spread holiday cheer, patients at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township recently received care packages from the Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation. Included among the 150 donated packages were blankets, water bottles, tissues, hand sanitizer, snacks, crossword puzzles, and more. Children from the foundation, known as Kidz4Cuz, also sang cheerful holiday songs in the Cancer Center lobby. “We are happy to give back and make the holidays brighter,” said Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation founder, Debra Michaels — a cancer survivor who was treated by Robin Wilson-Smith, DO, medical director of Jefferson Health - New Jersey gynecologic oncology... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Hospitals receive 2021 NJ Gold Award for Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals have been awarded the 2021 NJ Gold Antimicrobial Steward Award for their ongoing antimicrobial stewardship program. The award is presented by the Communicable Disease Service of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). Jefferson Health – New Jersey is among an elite group of facilities statewide that have remained steadfast — from 2020 to 2021 — in promoting antimicrobial stewardship practices, which encourage and maintain the health of patients, residents, personnel, and the general population. Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s three hospitals also received the Gold Award in 2019 and again in 2020. The... Read more →

Two Jefferson – Health New Jersey Hospitals Earn 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Stratford Hospital were each named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. “This recognition points to our singular focus on patient safety and quality,” said Jefferson Health – New Jersey President... Read more →

The Gloucester County Division of Senior Services offers Nutrition Program for seniors

(Gloucester County, NJ)—The Division of Senior Services and the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners continue to offer seniors hot, mid-day meals. “The Nutrition Program offers mid-day meals to seniors who are 60 or older,” Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger said. “We are proud to offer the program in a number of our towns including Mantua, Glassboro, Thorofare, Williamstown, Deptford and Paulsboro.” A donation of $1.25 is accepted for each meal, however this is voluntary. There is no obligation to contribute and no one is turned away. View the monthly menus on our website. Privacy and confidentiality with respect to contributions... Read more →

Rowan Assistant Head Football Coach Tom Doddy Retiring After 22 Years

GLASSBORO, NJ - Longtime Rowan assistant head football coach Tom Doddy has announced his retirement after 22 years of working with the Profs’ program. Doddy has served in a variety of roles on staff throughout the years and most recently was the offensive line coach and run game coordinator from 2017 through the 2021 season. He came to Rowan in 2000 to join head coach K.C. Keeler’s staff as offensive coordinator and remained in that role under current head coach Jay Accorsi through 2014. Doddy then took over as defensive coordinator from 2015 to 2016 before moving into his current... Read more →

Gloucester County Residents, Get Your Flu Shot

Protect yourself and others this holiday season with a FREE Flu Shot The Gloucester County Department of Health is offering free flu clinics through the end of the year for all Gloucester County residents. Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Receiving a flu shot is the best way to keep you and others safe from contracting the flu. Getting together to celebrate the holidays is an important part of the holidays, you don’t want to get the flu to keep you from family and friends over the holiday!” Commissioner Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health, said, “Gloucester County proudly... Read more →

Wreaths of Remembrance Event Held in Gloucester County

Pictured: Commissioner Heather Simmons; Bernadette Blackstock from People to People Foundation; Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco; Commissioner Jim Jefferson and Commissioner Dan Christy (Monroe Township, NJ)—On Saturday, Dec. 4, we remembered the men and women who defended our country's freedom at the annual Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony continues to show our thanks to those who served and our promise to remember their bravery.” Gloucester County partners with the People for People Foundation every year to hold the Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony. The... Read more →

Beware of Holiday Scams

Be merry but do not be scammed Christmas is a time for family, friends, and gift-giving, but sadly, there are scammers looking to ruin your holiday fun by trying to make you their next target. “We want everyone to have a happy holiday season, but we also need to be on alert for scams and warn residents of their tactics,” said Director Robert M. Damminger. Holiday scams are often variations of the scams that occur throughout the year. However, with the hectic and rushed activity around the holidays and with more people buying online, especially those who are not internet... Read more →

Hip-Hip-HOORAY! Angel Found A Forever Home

GCAS Adopts Longest Resident- Angel! Pictured: Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, Commissioner Jim Jefferson and Commissioner Heather Simmons with Angel and his new owners, Shantel Cox and Hailey Morgan. The Gloucester County Animal Shelter has found their longest resident­ their forever home! Angel, a 5-year-old dog Argentino, has found the family for him! Angel is the longest resident at the shelter for 189 days. “Angel was surrendered to GCAS because his owner was unable to care for him. The shelter has been his home for half a year and we are so happy to see him find his forever home,”... Read more →

Dr. David P. May Named New Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey

David P. May, MD, MBA, FACS, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. In this role, Dr. May will lead the New Jersey division of Jefferson Health — made up of three acute care hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities — in its goal of delivering consistent, high value, coordinated care and standard-setting patient outcomes across the continuum of care. Dr. May will also be responsible for overseeing quality, patient safety, infection control, clinical risk management, patient experience and outcomes and managing Jefferson’s leading enterprise safety management sytem, OnPoint. He joins... Read more →

Six Certified Nurse Midwives Join Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Six Certified Nurse Midwives have joined the staff of Jefferson Health – New Jersey as members of Jefferson NJ Primary & Specialty Care. They will practice at Jefferson offices in Mullica Hill, Sewell, West Deptford, Haddonfield, and its newest location, 205 E. Laurel Road in Stratford, which recently opened. The new Jefferson NJ Nurse Midwives are: · Ellen Appleton, CNM · Jennifer Barraclough, CNM · Victoria Asturrizaga, CNM · Jessica Hayes, CNM · Meredith Stein, CNM · Katherine Wormster, CNM Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are master’s level clinicians who provide primary healthcare to women of all ages. Using a team approach,... Read more →

Rowan outscored host TCNJ in the final few minutes to win 85-77

EWING, NJ – Rowan outscored host TCNJ in the final few minutes to pull away and score an 85-77 win in the NJAC opener for both teams. The Profs (4-0 ;1-0 NJAC) have now won four straight games to open the season. Arian Azemi had 13 points for the Profs and D'Andre Vilmar scored 13, with Damian Smith chipping in 12, and Hafeez Melvin adding 11 points. Ryan O'Leary contributed 10 to round out the double-figure scorers. Training 73-72 with over five minutes to play, the Profs went 6-for-6 from the foul line and used a driving layup from Azemi... Read more →

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-76 westbound shoulder closure next week in Camden County

Daytime closure necessary to replace signs (Trenton)(Nov. 23, 2021)-- - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the I-76 westbound shoulder is scheduled to be closed during the day next week, as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close the right shoulder on I-76 westbound approximately a half mile before Exit 1C/Route 130 south from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day, Monday, November 29, Tuesday, November 30, and Wednesday, December 1. The closures are necessary to replace two signs – the first is for the Exits... Read more →

Rowan's Maldonado, Fara and Akins Named to NJAC All-Conference Football First Team

PITMAN, NJ – Rowan wide receiver John Maldonado, running back James Fara and defensive lineman A.J. Akins were named to the 2021 NJAC All-Conference Football First Team, heading a group of 10 Profs who received league honors as voted on by the NJAC’s coaches. Additionally, Mike Husni (QB), Robert Stashek (OL), Kyle Young (OL), Mike Mascioli (LB) and Malachi Winters (DB) earned All-NJAC Second Team honors, with C.J. Barrett (TE) and Eric Matos (LB) receiving Honorable Mention. Maldonado (Glassboro, NJ/Glassboro) put together his best season as a Prof catching 64 passes for 873 yards and seven touchdowns. The junior topped... Read more →

Holiday Safety Precautions for Gloucester County Residents

County Fire Marshal advises safety precautions this holiday season As the holidays near, Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and County Fire Marshal would like to advise residents of safety precautions while decorating. Gloucestercitynews.net files “While decorating, we can’t forget to take precautions to stay safe,” said Director Robert M. Damminger. “Carefully decorating your home can help make your holidays safer.” Between 2014-2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 160 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 770 home structure fires per year that began with decorations, excluding... Read more →

Whitall at Red Bank Battlefield Receives New Roof

(National Park, NJ)—The Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield is receiving a new roof thanks to grant funding through Gloucester County and the New Jersey Historic Trust. “Keeping the history at The Whitall House safe is a priority for the Board of Commissioners. Gloucester County is very fortunate to have a piece of the American Revolution in our back yards, and we have to do our part to preserve that,” said Director Robert M. Damminger. The repairs will fix the leaking wood shingle main roof, wing roofs, porch roof, pent roofs, and cornice pent roof. The Whitall House’s roof was... Read more →

Open Space Plan Expanding in Gloucester County

Commissioner Director Robert M. Damminger on behalf of Gloucester County has received a $1,000,000 Green Acres matching grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Garden State Preservation. This grant will be used to fund the Gloucester County Open Space Preservation Program and the Farmland Preservation Program. “Preserving land, improving parks and preserving our natural resources are critical components to ensure high quality, close-to-home recreation and open space for all residents,” said Director Damminger. “We are committed to preserving farmland for our local farmers and expanding our parks across all municipalities so we can continue to get... Read more →