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33 more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County

The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced 33 more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County. As of Sunday morning, April 5, 2020, Gloucester County has conducted 1,475 tests. Of those tests 1,197 are negatives, 251 are positives and 27 are still pending. Case # DATE SEX AGE Town/Municipality 251 4/5/2020 Female 65 National Park 250 4/5/2020 Male 56 Monroe Twp. 249 4/5/2020 Male 29 Washington Twp. 248 4/5/2020 Female 60 Paulsboro 247 4/5/2020 Female 65 Harrison... Read more →

Obituary: Edward Burke, age 66, of Deptford

Deptford - On March 22, 2020. Age 66. Born in Philadelphia, PA. Burial will be held at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Edward Burke. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Child Abuse Awareness Month in April

WOODBURY, NJ--In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County is sponsoring a social media campaign to bring awareness to effective child abuse and neglect prevention efforts. Due to the epidemic of the coronavirus and quarantine measures being ordered by the Governor of New Jersey, our public events had to be canceled to protect the safety and welfare of our communities in Gloucester County. Although our public events had to be cancelled, we... Read more →

Swedesboro's Rachel Genova wins UI Department of Internal Medicine M4 Student Award

IOWA CITY, IA (04/04/2020)-- Rachel Genova of Swedesboro, NJ 08085and a student in the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine was one of five soon-to-be graduates who recently joined the ranks of storied UI Department of Internal Medicine students like Dr. Judy Streit, Dr. Pete Snyder, and Dr. Will Zeitler as winners of an Internal Medicine M4 Student Award. The William R. Wilson Award The 2019-20 William R. Wilson Award was awarded to Tarun Kadaru and Danielle Shilling, each of whom have shown exceptional... Read more →

*Have A Sweet Tooth? Sinfully Sweets is Just For You!

Related: Former Gloucester City Resident Opens Sinfully Sweets Candy Store 3/14-4-11 RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS Read more →

Marian D Ehrmann, 88, of Mickleton, formerly of Brooklawn

Marian D Ehrmann, 88, of Mickleton, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, Marian was a resident of Brooklawn for 35 years and has lived in Mickleton for the past 26 years. She was a graduate of Woodbury High School, Class of 1949, and married 51 years to her high school sweetheart James J. Ehrmann. Marian was devoted to her husband, and her pride and her greatest accomplishment was raising her 5 children.... Read more →

TRAFFIC ALERT; Route 130 northbound to be closed and detoured overnight

as Raccoon Creek Bridge project advances in Gloucester County Traffic to be shifted onto newly constructed northbound lane (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 130 northbound will be closed and detoured Friday night to shift traffic onto the newly constructed road and Raccoon Creek Bridge as the project advances in Logan, Gloucester County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 3 until 5 a.m. the next morning, Saturday, April 4, NJDOT’s contractor, PKF Mark III, Inc., will close and... Read more →

Gloucester County Animal Shelter Need Donations for Pet Food Pantry

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is starting the GCAS Pet Food Pantry to help assist pet owners in need. “GCAS realizes the financial strain that is being put on a lot of Gloucester County families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “The GCAS Pet Food Pantry will help relieve some of the stress from the cost of feeding your pet. We will welcome all Gloucester County pet owners to come and get pet food if they’re struggling.” The GCAS... Read more →

Gloucester County Senior and Disability Services are teaming up to feed the vulnerable

The Gloucester County Division of Senior Services and the Division of Human and Disability Services are teaming up to serve seniors across the County. “Our Department of Senior Services serves senior meals through our Serv-A-Tray nutrition program. Our drivers deliver meals to our homebound seniors and checks on our seniors daily,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. We are extremely grateful for the support of our volunteers from our own community and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, added Freeholder Director Damminger. “We’re delivering 400 meals a day... Read more →

Gloucester County Reports A Total of 56 Cases COVID 19 ; 1st Fatality

The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced 14 more positive COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County on Saturday morning, March 28th. The county announced its first fatality on Friday. This brings Gloucester County’s total positive COVID-19 cases to 56. The 43rd case is a 45-year-old male from Clayton. The 44th case is a 64-year-old male from Deptford. The 45th case is a 12-year-old male from Monroe Township. The 46th case is a 76-year-old female from Franklin Township.... Read more →

COVID-19 Checklist for NJ to Help Keep Residents Informed

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. KIMBERLEE BONGARD | MARCH 19, 2020 | MORE ISSUES, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ The COVID-19 pandemic is moving almost too quickly to track. An updated look at many of the closures and the exceptions statewide The closures have been ordered, or voluntarily undertaken, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In an attempt to slow... Read more →

Woodbury Hospital To Reopen to Help with COVID-19 Surge

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 | MARCH 19, 2020 | HEALTH CARE There are growing concerns about NJ health care system’s capacity to handle a flood of COVID-19 cases; officials race to expand bed numbers New Jersey health officials plan to expand hospital capacity by nearly 800 beds in the coming weeks to help prepare for a... Read more →

Gloucester County Social Services to Serve Residents Online and by Phone

(Sewell, NJ)–The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Division of Social Services recognizes that receiving your benefits in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak is top priority for you and your family. In order to ensure you receive your benefits, a number of temporary changes have been put in place to serve you beginning March 18. “In order to encourage our County residents to engage in social distancing, the Division of Social Services is serving our individuals online and by phone only,” Freeholder... Read more →

Kevin O'Donnell “Heavy Kevy”, of Williamstown, formerly of Gloucester City, Rams Alum

Kevin aka “Heavy Kevy”, O'Donnell, age 59 of Williamstown, New Jersey passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband to Vickie (nee Curtis) O’Donnell, devoted father to daughters Devin and Riane “Heavy Kevy” O’Donnell. Cherished son of Thomas J. O’Donnell and the late Kathleen (nee Delahunty) O’Donnell. Son-in-law of Wilma Curtis and the late Charles T. Curtis. Kevin was happily married to Vickie O’Donnell for 21 years. There is nothing in the world he valued more than his family. He... Read more →

Michael Zappley, 63, of Westville Arrested for Murder

Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman is announcing the March 12, 2020 arrest of Michael Zappley, 63, of Westville, N.J. for the offenses of Murder (1st Degree), Desecration of Remains (2nd Degree) and Tampering with Evidence (4th Degree). On June 15, 2016, Miguel Martinez III was reported as a missing person to the Deptford Township Police Department. Believing that Martinez’s disappearance was suspicious in nature, the Deptford Township Police Department initiated an exhaustive criminal investigation, in close cooperation with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office... Read more →

Fox 29’s Bill Anderson to Emcee Acenda’s Circle of Impact Awards Breakfast

GLASSBORO, NJ - (March 10, 2020) – Fox 29 News Good Day Philadelphia Weekend Anchor and General Assignment Reporter Bill Anderson will be the emcee at Acenda’s Circle of Impact awards breakfast on Thursday, April 2, 2020, 8:30-10:30 am at Woodcrest Country Club, 300 East Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. South Jersey Federal Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of Circle of Impact. The event will honor its donors and volunteer community. "We are excited to have Bill Anderson emcee our Circle of Impact... Read more →

Biden Receives Support of South Jersey Democrats

Joining the South Jersey Democrats' united message, Congressman Donald Norcross said, "America needs a president with the integrity, experience and strength to unite our diverse nation while fighting for progressive Democratic priorities. Former Vice President Joe Biden exemplifies those values, and he’s always stood up for working families in New Jersey and across the country. I am proud to call Joe a friend, and I can’t wait to call him President of the United States.” In addition, State Senate President Steve Sweeney stated, "There's only... Read more →

Knowledge is power: Get facts straight during Colorectal Awareness Month

Did you know that colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among American men and women combined? One out of every three people are not up-to-date with screenings. Sadly, 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening: in fact, getting screened routinely starting at age 45 or 50, at the latest — is the most effective way to reduce your risk. Abnormal growths, called polyps, can form in the colon or rectum. Through screenings, they can be removed... Read more →

William Crothers, 44, Florida Sheriff Officer; Former Police Officer in Brooklawn & East Greenwich

William J. Crothers Cape Coral, Florida (March 10, 2020)--William Joseph Crothers, 44, a resident of Cape Coral for the past 3 years, formerly of Mickleton, NJ, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born on September 12, 1975 in Woodbury, NJ. William was of the Catholic faith. He was a bull in a china shop with a golden heart. His big, burly stature could not mask the teddy bear inside of him. His thunderous voice was heard by everyone, and no... Read more →

Mary Ellen O'Connell, 101 of Paulsboro

Mary Ellen O'Connell, 101, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at St. Mary’s Nursing Home, Cherry Hill, NJ, with her devoted cousin, Helen O'Malley, by her side. Mary was born January 17, 1919 at the family residence on Broad Street in Paulsboro, NJ. Mary lived in Paulsboro for many years before moving to the Lakebridge community in Woodbury prior to moving to St. Mary's. Mary graduated from Paulsboro High School, Class of 1937. She was employed by Atlantic City Electric Co for 40... Read more →

Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey 2020 Gala Raises Nearly $900K for Planned Jefferson Pride Primary and Specialty Care Practice

Nearly 900 supporters of Jefferson Health New Jersey enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the organization’s 24th annual Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey fundraising Gala, held at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The February 29th event — headlined by performances from Motown legends The Temptations and Four Tops — raised close to $900,000 to benefit the planned Jefferson Pride Primary & Specialty Care practice, set to open in Collingswood later this year. For more information, visit JeffersonHealth.org/JeffPrideNJ. Shown, from... Read more →

Joseph N. Harris of Franklinville, formerly of Gloucester City, Vietnam War Army Veteran

Joseph N. Harris Sr. Joseph N. Harris Sr. "Butch" age 72, of Franklinville formerly of Gloucester City passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020. Born in Camden to the late Jacob Harris and Louise (nee Hilling), Butch served in the Army during the Vietnam War and continued serving in the Army National Guard for 20 years of service. He was proud of his military service, loved his country and was a member of the Brooklawn American Legion. His passion was traveling to car shows and... Read more →



by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 29, 2020)----The annual St. Mary's Parish/Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled to begin at 1 PM sharp rain or shine. The parade will take the same route as last year, forming and staging at the Martin’s Lake area, at Johnson Blvd. and Baynes Ave. marching on Johnson Blvd. to Monmouth Street, up Monmouth Street to King, and dispersing at the former Coast Guard Base parking lot, King and Cumberland Streets. It will begin at Johnson Blvd... Read more →

Kirstin Lynch-Walsh Named 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year

(Sewell, NJ) – New Jersey Thespians, an affiliate of the Educational Theatre Association, have honored Kirstin Lynch-Walsh as the 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Lynch-Walsh is currently the teacher of Speech Arts & Dramatics for the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) School of Performing Arts. New Jersey Thespians honored theatre educators across the state for their commitment to theatre education and the promotion of the fine arts in his or her community. This is the second year that educators have been honored. “Kirstin... Read more →

Recycling Tips for Gloucester County Resident

(Swedesboro, NJ)—Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger, Liaison to the Gloucester County Improvement Authority, wants to remind residents of the importance of recycling. In 1987, the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act requires all residents, schools, businesses and government agencies in the state of New Jersey to separate and recycle certain materials from the regular trash in order to reduce the amount of garbage that requires disposal. These items include newspaper, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans and plastic bottles, jars and jugs. “Over... Read more →

Gloucester County Animal Shelter is calling for volunteers

(Clayton, NJ)—Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco want to remind Gloucester County residents of volunteer opportunities at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS). The GCAS handles over 3,000 domestic animals a year. Volunteers are a huge help in making the shelter successful and keeping foster pets happy. “Volunteering at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is an amazing way to assist the animals we currently house,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. Volunteers will assist in a number of different... Read more →

Congregation Beth El in Voorhees Receives Support from the Investors Foundation Grant Program

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A $15,000 grant from the Investors Bank’s Foundation is helping Congregation Beth El complete safety and security projects at its Voorhees campus. Representatives from Investors Bank recently presented a check from the Investors Foundation for $15,000 to Congregation Beth El in Voorhees. Pictured from left, Investors Bank Voorhees branch supervisor Sayantani Bhattacharya, Investors Bank assistant vice president and Voorhees branch manager Barry Epps, Congregation Beth El Executive Director Josh Laster, Investors Bank’s senior vice president business lending Christopher P. Warren, Senior Rabbi... Read more →

Route 42 northbound lane closures required as Bridges over Timber Creek project advances

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 42 northbound as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances in Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 10:30 p.m., tonight, Friday, February 21, NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, is scheduled to close the left and center lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the bridges and shift traffic into the right lane to install construction barrier to prepare... Read more →

Topping Off Ceremony Held for $184M Patient Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital reached a major milestone on Thursday, February 20th, as a “topping off” ceremony was held for its new $184 million patient tower, slated to open in summer 2021. Jefferson leadership and staff — including Dr. Stephen Klasko, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health — were in attendance, along with NJ state and local officials, as the final beam was lifted by a crane and put in place. The 7-floor, 243,500-square-foot tower, being named in honor of Jefferson... Read more →

Jefferson Health Hosts FREE Wellness Programs for Seniors Through May 2020

Join Jefferson Health experts for FREE community wellness programs for seniors through May: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - The Basics; Thursday, March 5, 2 p.m.; Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201, Sewell): COPD affects almost 15 million Americans. Learn what COPD is; how it affects the lungs; causes, signs and symptoms; and disease management. Weight Loss and Fiber – What’s the Connection?; Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m., at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell):... Read more →

Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care offices celebrate “Patient Appreciation Day”

There was a sweet treat awaiting Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care patients in New Jersey on Valentine’s Day. Four of our medical practices – Marlton, Voorhees, Regulus (Turnersville) and Kingsway (Sewell) – celebrated "Patient Appreciation Day” as a well to thank patients for trusting us with their healthcare needs. The all-day events featured snacks, Jefferson “swag” and a chance to win a gift basket. Patients could also learn about the benefits of MyChart, which offers free, online access to their medical record, and allows patients... Read more →

Gizmo teaches Municipal Alliances Committee about “A Robot Like Me”

(Deptford, NJ) On Wednesday, Jan. 15 Freeholder Jim Jefferson hosted the Municipal Alliance Appreciation Dinner at Auletto’s Caterers for all of the local Municipal Alliances committee members. The event included a presentation from special guest Gizmo D. Robot. Gizmo serves as the host of the “A Robot Like Me” (ARLM) program: a comprehensive Character Education and Anti-bullying program designed for kids in kindergarten through the sixth grade. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “We don’t have to treat anti-bullying education as something that is scary... Read more →

On-Site Assessment of the Mantua Police Dept.

PUBLIC NOTICE MANTUA TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 13, 2020)--The Mantua Township Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices. Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function. Agency employees and the public are invited to... Read more →

Members of the Gloucester County Commission for Women Sworn In

(Deptford, NJ) --Freeholder Jim Jefferson attended the swearing in ceremony of four members of the Gloucester County Commission for Women (CFW) who were confirmed for new terms. Marguerite Stubbs, Gail Slimm, Lisa Cerny, and Beverly Wellons took the oath to continue serving the CFW, a fact-finding and advisory group who work to suggest and urge identified reforms in regards to treatment of women. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Thanks to the continued work of individuals like these four women and the Commission for Women... Read more →

GCAS’s My Furry Valentine Adoption Event

Fall in love with a new pet (Clayton, NJ) This Valentine’s Day residents have the opportunity to fall in love with a new furry friend during the Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s (GCAS) My Furry Valentine adoption event taking place on Feb. 14. Click to enlarge Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Even our animals are looking for their special someone on Valentine’s Day. We have plenty of great animals looking for their forever homes and we’re hoping this event helps connect some residents with animals... Read more →