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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 →


Mary Pierman, of Woodstown, formerly of Gloucester City

Woodstown - Formerly of Gloucester City. Surrounded by her loving family, on October 21, 2020. Age 74. Daughter of the late Charles and Mary Anna Harris (nee Peterson). Survived by her children, Samuel Pierman (Helen), Scott Pierman, Mary Ann McPherson (Mark) and Wendy Chapman (Mark). Beloved sister of Flossie Kammauf, Walter Harris, Ruth Mueser, Dawn Rebstock, Charles Harris and Kimberly Quinlan. Also survived by her many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At her request, services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Mary A. Pierman. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →


Rowan University Art Gallery Presents Federico Solmi: The Bacchanalian Ones

Federico Solmi: The Bacchanalian Ones On view November 2, 2020 – January 9, 2021 Rowan University Art Gallery presents The Bacchanalian Ones, Federico Solmi’s satirical and clownish portrayal of controversial contemporary and historical characters and the distorted events that have contributed to a culture of misinformation, corruption, and hypocrisy. Using game engines, Virtual and Augmented Reality combined with his drawings and paintings, Solmi creates ghoulish and bombastic animated depictions of political leaders, colonial rulers, and historical explorers as overindulgent, degenerate devotees of the cults of Bacchus and Dionysus as they engage in extravagant and deranged celebrations, parades, parties, ballroom dance, and feasts. In this body of work, Solmi blends ancient mythology with contemporary celebrity culture and modern myth to reframe and expose inaccuracies in the... Read more →


Rowan's Student-Athletes Aided by Professor Bullard's COVID Study

GLASSBORO, NJ - When the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the seasons for many collegiate student-athletes last spring, Rowan University assistant professor and faculty athletics representative JoAnne Barbieri Bullard, Psy.D., noticed the struggles through conversations with her students, peers and the media. That led the Rowan professor to initiate a study on "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Well Being of Division III Student-Athletes", which was recently published in The Sport Journal. STUDY: https://thesportjournal.org/article/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-well-being-of-division-iii-student-athletes/​ "Being a professional in this field, I could only imagine the daily challenges that our student-athletes were experiencing," said Bullard, a former student-athlete herself as she played field hockey at Ursinus College. "Assumptions could be made, but it was important to identify how student-athletes were actually feeling, their concerns and worries, and... Read more →


Lisa Marie Nevius, of Sicklerville, formerly of Gloucester City

Lisa Marie Nevius On October 18, 2020. Age 29. Of Sicklerville. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Donald W. Avant, III and Jasmine Marie Havers. Survived by her mother, Florence Tofani-Nevius; father Daniel E. Nevius and step-mother Carmella Branca; brother Daniel “D.J.” Nevius, Jr., twin sister Desiree Ann Nevius, sister Crystal Oswald and step-sister Angellina Crago. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday evening, October 22, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, where her funeral service will be celebrated at 7 PM. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Lisa Marie Nevius. Funeral Arrangements... Read more →


*18th Century Field Day at Red Bank Battlefield

Red Bank Battlefield Event October 25. On Sunday, October 25, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gloucester County will be hosting 18th Century Field Day at Red Bank Battlefield. The event will feature artillery demonstrations, musket firing and drilling, opportunities to meet the soldiers, battlefield tours, and a gentleman's duel. Food, vendors, and educational crafts and activities will happen throughout the day. Please remember to wear face coverings and abide by social distancing while in attendance. Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: Scammers Are Working Hard to Steal Your Money

The scammers are still working hard, and these crooks use clever schemes to defraud people every year including here in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Here are some practical tips to help you stay a step ahead: - Spot imposters. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request — whether it comes as a text, a phone call, or an email. - Do online searches. Type a company or product name into your favorite search engine with... Read more →


The Software Developer Recruitment Trends in 2020 and Beyond

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 15, 2020)--Employment prospects do not look too good in the near future for many industries. Thankfully, software development is in demand, so if you want to find a new project, and further your career now is a good time to do so. Go back a few years, and you probably joined a recruitment agency throwing jobs at you that were unsuitable for your skillset. Happily, this is changing for the better. Specialist recruitment companies are coming up with new ways to find the right software development role for you. With this in mind, let’s take a deep dive into the software developer roles that will be in demand in 2020 and beyond. Recruitment Companies Up Their Game As mentioned, recruitment companies were often hit... Read more →


Dominic M. Antonini, of Gibbstown, former NFL Player, Excelled in Football/Baseball at Rowan

Dominic M. Antonini Passed away on October 8, 2020 of Gibbstown, NJ, age 66yrs. Beloved husband of Vicki (nee Feldman). Devoted father of Dominic Antonini (Lori), Jeremy Mendenhall, Garrett Mendenhall, Jr. (Amber), Michael Mendenhall (Kristie), Rachel Antonini (Pete), Anthony Antonini, and Angela Antonini. Loving Pop-Pop of Eric, Devon, Grace, Emme, and Tessa. Dear brother of Ernest Antonini (Jean), Joseph Antonini (Cathy), and the late Paul Antonini (Terry). Dominic graduated from Triton High School in 1972 and went on to Rowan University where he excelled in Baseball and Football. Although he was drafted by both professional baseball and football teams, he chose to play for the NY Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. Known by many as "Coach Dom," he coached many youth sports throughout Gloucester County. He... Read more →


Thomas E. Frank, Sr. of National Park, Retired Camden County Sheriff's Officer, US Navy Vet

Thomas E Frank Thomas E Frank, of National Park NJ-Born March 14, 1954...left this world on October 10, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of 35 years to Clare C Frank (Livingston); loving father to Samuel Frank, Tanya Williamson, Thomas Frank Jr., Tracy (Brian Judge) , Crystal (Dennis), Richard Alvarado, Clare (Charles Hendricks) Sister Kathy Hack, predeceased by his parents Hazel and Bernie as well as his sister Sandy and brother Bernard. Godfather to Raymond Kube. Tom was a proud Pop Pop to 11 grandchildren and was one of the favorite uncles to his many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his many sisters and brother in laws. Tom served proudly in the US Navy as well as serving as... Read more →


CNB Fishing New Jersey: Channel "Super Cats" Catfish Stocked In 28 Waters

The Division of Fish and Wildlife annually stocks over 70 waterbodies throughout New Jersey with Channel Catfish raised at the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery. As an added bonus this year, 28 waters were stocked between October 6-9 with "Super Cats", which average 28 inches and 6.5 pounds. Similar to the Division's Bonus Brood Stock Trout Stocking Program, these 5+ year-old Super Cats have been retired as brood stock and are stocked for angler enjoyment. The following waters are selected for Super Catfish by Division biologists to provide the maximum recreational value to anglers: Location County Number Amwell Lake Hunterdon 20 Birch Grove Park Pond Atlantic 20 Burnham Park Pond Morris 20 Crystal Lake Burlington 20 Dahnert's Lake Bergen 20 Diamond Mill Pond Essex 20 Echo... Read more →


PBA Local #231 President Victor Bermudez on Shameful County Democrats Video

Calls on Musso & Castellini to Condemn Video, Vote “No” on Transfer Resolutions (VINELAND, NJ) – PBA Local #231 President Victor Bermudez released the following statement today in response to the shameful and egregious cartoon-like video mocking county correctional police officers and their families at last evenings protest: “A Charlie Chaplin-style silent video was released today mocking myself and other protesting county correctional police officers and their families. The video is shameful, egregious and represents everything that is wrong with the Cumberland County Democratic Party and its leadership. “Our campaign to save 121 county jobs is the furthest thing from a joke. This is as real as it gets. Real people's lives are being torn apart: salaries, health benefits, and pensions are all on-the-chopping block.... Read more →


PDE, Rutgers Create Rain Garden at Salem High School

Salem Rain Garden 1: Kate Hutelmyer, collaborative programs manager for Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, tamps down sand and soil during construction of a rain garden in front of Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey. Salem Rain Garden 2: Left to right, Salem High School Science Teacher Theresa Derham; Sarah Bouboulis, habitat projects coordinator for Partnership for the Delaware Estuary; and Salem High School Science Teacher Paul Bartholomew mix sand and soil for the new rain garden at Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey. Salem Rain Garden 2.5: A member of the Rutgers University Water Resources Program helps install native plants in the new rain garden in front of Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey. SALEM, NJ — New landscaping with a... Read more →


Seniors Emma Cormican, Lauren Horbacewicz, Tori Mock Named Tri-Captains of Rowan Volleyball

GLASSBORO, NJ - Seniors Emma Cormican, Lauren Horbacewicz and Tori Mock have been named the tri-captains of the 2020-21 Rowan women’s volleyball team, as announced by head coach Deana Jespersen. Gloucestercitynews.net files Cormican will serve as a Rowan co-captain for the second year in a row. She appeared in 27 matches last season at defensive specialist/libero for the NJAC runner-up Profs, collecting 199 digs and 10 service aces. A mathematics/secondary education major from Wallingford, PA (Strath Haven), Cormican has been named a Rowan Scholar-Athlete for three consecutive years. A middle hitter from Toms River, NJ (Toms River East), Horbacewicz started 29 matches and was the team’s leader in total blocks with 81, while ranking fourth in the conference. The psychology major earned NJAC All-Academic Honorable... Read more →


ALFEREZ, KOPCHICK AND QUAY NAMED ROWAN WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CAPTAINS 

Veronica Alferez Emily Kopchick Erin Quay GLASSBORO, NJ – Seniors Veronica Alferez and Emily Kopchick and junior Erin Quay have been named captains for the 2020-21 Rowan University women’s swimming and diving team. “Different leadership strengths are needed for a program to cultivate great team culture and success and our captains highlight the best of what is needed for the women’s swimming and diving program to accomplish just that,” stated second-year head coach Elise Blaschke. “Alferez, Kopchick and Quay are going to prove to be a dynamic group of leaders with their passion, knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a member of the program. “As we navigate a world outside of our comfort, I believe the captains will prove to be empathetic,... Read more →


Glassboro Homicide Investigation Leads to the Arrest of Victim's Husband

GLASSBORO, NJ--On October 1, 2020, the Glassboro Police Department was dispatched to 104 Somerset Road, Glassboro, NJ for a report of an unconscious female. Upon arrival, officers discovered Sarah Wilson, age 76, deceased inside the residence. An autopsy conducted by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the chest. Gloucestercitynews.net files The investigation by the Glassboro Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office into Sarah Wilson’s death led to the arrest of husband Stanley Wilson, age 78 of the same address for Murder, 2C:11-3A(1). Stanley Wilson was processed and detained in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending further court proceedings. Despite the charge, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey's Katherine Fritzsche Honored with Nursing DAISY Award

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Home Care nurse Katherine Fritzsche, RN, was recently honored with a nursing DAISY Award for compassionate and skillful care. She was presented the award by Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NE-BC, shown left. A recent patient nomination singled out the Pittsgrove, NJ, resident for her "above and beyond" attitude: "Katherine is a true example of a DAISY nurse. She has been my wound care nurse since February. With every encounter, she is kind, caring, and provides excellent care. She collaborates with my surgeon to keep me healthy and at home. Recently, I was not feeling well and there was a concern I developed cellulitis in my leg. Katherine FaceTimed my doctor and saved me an ER visit. She... Read more →


Jefferson NJ Surgery Center Employees Cook at RMH of Philadelphia for Families

Thank you to three Jefferson Health – NJ Washington Township Surgery Center staff members who recently delivered and cooked a meal at the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia for families of patients hospitalized at nearby Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Shown here, from left, are “cooks” Kashmira Patel, Certified Surgical Technologist; Nikki Lore, Anesthesia Technician; and Helaine DiFranceisco, Certified Surgical Technologist. Way to go, ladies! Read more →


SJ TRAVEL ALERT: I-295/Route 130 northbound slowdowns and lane closures Saturday

Bridge deck resurfacing project advances in Gloucester County One lane of traffic will be maintained in the shoulder overnight (Trenton)(CNBNews)(October 2, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight traffic slowdowns and lane closures on the I-295/Route 130 northbound Bridge over Mantua Creek as the UHPC Overlay pilot project advances in West Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, October 3, New Jersey State Troopers are scheduled to slow traffic on I-295/Route 130 northbound near the bridge over Mantua Creek for approximately 20 minutes. This slowdown will allow NJDOT’s Contractor, Agate Construction Co., Inc., to prepare for a traffic shift. Following the initial slowdown, all three lanes will be closed, and one lane of traffic will be maintained in the... Read more →


Gibbstown and Paulsboro Community Advisory Panel Honors Students Who Envision

“What is the Future of Science?” 14th Annual Essay & Poster Contest GAPCAP C. Moore: Connor Moore, a second-grader at Guardian Angels School, Gibbstown Campus, received a certificate of achievement and a Barnes & Noble gift card for his first-place win in the K-2 grade group of the Gibbstown and Paulsboro Community Advisory Panel (GAPCAP) 14th Annual Essay & Poster Contest. School Principal, Sr. Jerilyn Einstein, FMIJ, made the presentation. Paulsboro, New Jersey – The Gibbstown and Paulsboro Community Advisory Panel (GAPCAP) has recognized nine local students for their entries in the 14th Annual Essay & Poster Contest. Students provided their views on the theme of the GAPCAP’s 2020 contest, “What is the Future of Science?” The participants envisioned possibilities such as litter lasers, 3D... Read more →


Teenager and Two Adults Injured in Shooting at the Club Champagne Parking Lot

(WESTVILLE, NJ--SEPTEMBER 30, 2020)-Westville police reported that three people were in critical condition following a shooting outside of the Club Champagne, Crown Point Road, Westville.P The police said responded to a call that shots were fired. When they arrived at the scene at 10 p.m. they found numerous shell casings in the parking lot. Police said they found no shooting victim (s). Investigators said the three male victims arrived at nearby hospitals in private vehicles. Police said one victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head. A 17-year-old was shot in the chest. A 20-year-old was wounded in the abdomen. The motive for the shooting is under investigation. Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Receives ‘Companies That Care’ Award from CIANJ for its Employee Assistance Fund

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has received a “Companies That Care” Award from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) in recognition of the generous donations provided through its recently renamed Devine Fund for Employee Assistance. Since 2006, the Jefferson New Jersey employee assistance fund — now called the Devine Fund in honor of former Jefferson NJ President Joseph W. Devine, who retired earlier this year — has helped nearly 500 employees facing unforeseen financial hardship, giving out more than $700,000. For each request, the Devine Fund provides grants of up to $2,000 following a rigorous application review and approval process. “The Devine Fund for Employee Assistance embodies of our culture of caring,” said Jeffrey Dubnow, Associate VP of Development, Jefferson Health Foundation... Read more →


Rowan Women's Cross Country Captains Named

Alyssa Sanders Dianne Ferraro Madison Edwards GLASSBORO, NJ – Seniors Alyssa Sanders and Dianne Ferraro along with junior Madison Edwards have been selected captains for the 2020 Rowan University women’s cross country team. Coach Derick “Ringo” Adamson praised the three women for being great athletes and assets to the team. “I rely on Alyssa, Dianne and Madison to help lead this team,” he says. “Not only are they very serious runners and very disciplined, they are also highly motivated. This helps set the atmosphere for the team. All three of them want the team to win.” Hailing from Pitman, this will be Sanders’ fourth season as a Prof cross country runner and second as a captain. Last year, she placed second at the New Jersey... Read more →


Margaret Cornelia Sweeney, of Deptford, former Nursing Supervisor at Episcopal Hospital

Deptford – Surrounded by her loving family, on September 28, 2020, Reta passed peacefully at home. Age 81. (nee Magoun). Formerly of Woodbury and Cape May. Loving wife of 20 years to the late Edward J. Sweeney, Sr. Cherished daughter of the late Thatcher Magoun V and Mary “Molly” Stewart. Loving mother of Craig Hartman (Donna), Mark Pinero, Thomas Pinero (Janette), Jeffrey Pinero (Kelly), Terri Netz (Bruce), Kellie Blymer, Daniel Sweeney and Sean Sweeney. Predeceased by her son Luis David Pinero (surviving Sam) and step-son, Edward J. Sweeney, Jr. (surviving Sarah). Beloved sister of Thatcher Magoun VI (Nina). Cherished grandmother of Gwen Foerster (Tim), Craig Hartman (Natalie), Alexandra Pinero de Rivera (Steve), Veronica Pinero, Chloe Pinero, Julia Money (Anthony), Kari McElduff, Kyle McElduff (Crystal), Sarah... Read more →


Federico Solmi: The Bacchanalian Ones

On view November 2, 2020 – January 9, 2021 GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University Art Gallery presents The Bacchanalian Ones, an exhibition that investigates the contradictions and inaccuracies in historical narratives that have led society to a chaotic era of misinformation, corruption, and hypocrisy. On view by appointment from November 2, 2020 – January 9, 2021, The Bacchanalian Oneswill feature augmented reality-based artworks, a new virtual reality project, paintings, and never before seen video animations from artist Federico Solmi. In The Bacchanalian Ones, Solmi presents his ghoulish, satirical depictions of political leaders, colonial rulers, and historical explorers as indulgent devotees of Bacchus/Dionysus engaged in exuberant and deranged celebrations, parades, parties, ballroom dance, and feasts. In this body of work, Solmi blends ancient mythology with contemporary... Read more →


Westville Man Allegedly Recorded Females at Cape May County Technical HS Bathroom

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (September 24, 2020)--– Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland along with Chief Christopher Leusner of the Middle Township Police Department announce the arrest of Gregory Mahley, 51 years old, of West Deptford, NJ, on additional charges relating to Manufacturing and Possessing Child Pornography. On September 9, 2020, the Gloucester Township Police Department arrested Gregory Mahley after mirrors were found in girls bathroom stalls at the Glen Landing Middle School in Gloucester Township, NJ. The Gloucester Township investigation revealed that Mahley, a commercial HVAC technician employed by Multi-Temp Mechanical, Inc., located in Westville, NJ, had secretly recorded females using the girl’s bathroom in the Middle School. During that investigation, officials seized numerous electronic devices from Mahley’s residence and vehicle... Read more →


SEPTEMBER 23 ANNIVERSARY OF ROWAN WOMEN’S SOCCER’S FIRST GAME 

GLASSBORO, NJ – September 23 is the anniversary of the Rowan University women’s soccer team’s first-ever game in 1995. On that date, the women’s soccer team traveled to Montclair State University for the initial contest in the program’s history at the University. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Forward Crystal Feo gave the Profs a 1-0 advantage at 28:06 and the Red Hawks came back to tie the score at the 75th minute. Goalkeeper Danielle Palaia made three saves. Feo ended the season with 17 points, six goals and five assists. The Profs went on to finish the year with a 7-2-1 record. After the tie, the team won five straight games and the first four were shutouts. Rowan shutout FDU-Florham (3-0), Villa Julie... Read more →


Jose L. Saez, Charged with Killing Westville Woman

WESTVILLE, NJ (Sept. 22, 2020)--On Sunday, September 20, 2020, at approximately 1:25 pm, officers from the Westville Police Department responded to 608 Broadway, Westville, Gloucester County, New Jersey for a reported unconscious person at the residence. Upon arrival, officers discovered 53 year-old Patricia Dorman deceased inside her residence. An autopsy conducted on Monday, September 21, 2020, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin, ruled Dorman’s cause of death as blunt force trauma and the manner of death as homicide. Through aggressive investigation, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Westville Police Department worked as a team, identifying 38 year-old Westville resident Jose L. Saez, as the person responsible for the murder of Patricia Dorman. During the afternoon of September 22nd, Saez was arrested... Read more →


CASTAGNOLA AND DEVINCENTZ NAMED ROWAN FIELD HOCKEY CAPTAINS

Kristiina Castagnola Dayna DeVincentz GLASSBORO, NJ – Midfielder Kristiina Castagnola and back Dayna DeVincentz have been selected co-captains for the 2020 Rowan University field hockey team. “Kristiina and Dayna were voted captains in the early spring,” stated head coach Michelle Andre. “They are held in high regards by their teammates. They do a great job of communicating the team’s needs to me as well as I can count on them with my needs to the team. Especially during this time, they have had to lead in different ways and have done a great job in helping us navigate our current way of being a team.” This is Castagnola’s third season on the field hockey team. A starter, she has compiled 67 points with 27 goals... Read more →


Gloucester County Republican Officials Seek Injuncitve Relief in Superior Court

GCGOP Chairwoman Vigilante Heads To Court To Stop County Democrats Scheme To Disenfranchise Republican Voters Board of Elections releases ballot drop box locations and polling places without meeting with Republican commissioners MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante and Gloucester County Board of Elections (BOE) Commissioners Carmen DiNovi and Dave Ferrucci asked for “injunctive relief” in Gloucester County Superior Court on Friday. Several issues pertaining to the upcoming general election have come to light that forced Chairwoman Vigilante and Republican BOE Commissioners DiNovi and Ferrucci to file with the court. First, the Board of Elections, without input or consultation of the Republican Commissioners, devised a plan for the placement of ballot drop box locations. Second, the proposed, unapproved plan was released to the... Read more →


Emergency Fund for Jefferson Health - NJ Employees Renamed In Honor of Past President Joseph W. Devine

When Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, retired from his role of Executive Vice President with Jefferson Health and President of Jefferson Health - New Jersey earlier this year, colleagues decided to honor his longtime commitment to the people of Jefferson in a special way. Devine, who resides in Washington Township, NJ, is the namesake of the longtime Emergency Financial Assistance Fund for employees at Jefferson Health – New Jersey facing unexpected hardships. The former Emergency Financial Assistance Fund is now called The Devine Fund for Employee Assistance. The Fund provides grants of up to $2,000 per request; since 2006, it has helped more than 480 associates through grants totaling more than $700,000. “It is a tremendous honor for me to be remembered through the naming of... Read more →


Obituary: Elsa Flores, of Vineland

Vineland - Formerly of Buena. On September 4, 2020. Age 78. Beloved wife of Jorge Flores. Elsa was a homemaker. Graveside services will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 15th at 11:00 am in the Land of Canaan Cemetery, Glassboro. There will be no visitation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Elsa Flores. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Justin J. Hargrave, of Glassboro Arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child

WOODBURY NJ -- Justin J. Hargrave, age 42, of Glassboro, NJ, was arrested on September 11, 2020 and charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2nd Degree) Gloucester County Acting Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman announced. A The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO) High Technology Crimes Unit worked jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Philadelphia Human Trafficking & Child Exploitation Task Force in an 18-month investigation involving the exploitation of children on the Internet. During this time, an investigation into websites selling materials related to child sexual abuse led to the identification of Hargrave as a purchaser of this material. On Friday, September 11, 2020, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, FBI, and the Glassboro Police Department executed a... Read more →


Trump Boat Parade on the Delaware River Saturday, September 12, Also a 9/11 Remembrance

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:30 PM RiverWinds Community Center Public · Hosted by Mike Finger THIS IS THE SECOND BOAT PARADE FOR NJ/PA BOATERS! COME OUT AND SHOW SOME SUPPORT. IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST ONE. IT WAS AMAZING! I can’t thank everyone enough from the last parade. The turnout was incredible! We can make it bigger then the last one! September 12th, @230pm THE ROUTE: We will meet at the Walt Whitman bridge by Gloucester City marina. then we will have a parade south to RIVER WINDS COVE! Feel free to join in at any point!! I shortened this parade up some because last time halfway through the parade people started to plane off and speed up. Making a wave pool for all... Read more →


Virtua Health to Launch Mobile Grocery Store

The converted bus will bring fresh foods to South Jersey neighborhoods-in-need starting fall 2020 (MARLTON, N.J.) Today, Virtua Health announced the latest component of its food access initiatives: the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. This year-round, 40-foot store-on-wheels is the newest addition to Virtua’s portfolio of programs that position food as a form of medicine. “Virtua Health has championed food access for several years and is a national leader in reimaging how health systems can reduce food insecurity on the local level,” said Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE. “The Mobile Grocery Store is the next step in our evolution, and I predict it will change lives in South Jersey.” In fact, an estimated 15% of Camden County residents and 12% of... Read more →


SCI Releases Report on Pagan's MC Gang

photo courtesy of NJ State Crime Investigation Force (Gloucestercitynews.net)-TRENTON NJ (September 10, 2020)--– The State Commission of Investigation revealed in a report issued September 9 that the proliferation of violence that accompanied a recent rapid expansion of the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in New Jersey included numerous assaults committed against members of the public – some of whom had no connection at all to the biker club. RELATED: Gloucester City Police Chief: There Was No Fight Between Pagans and Warlocks MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES OF THE PAGANS OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANG ARRESTED IN TRI-STATE AREA SWEEP The SCI report, culminating investigative work that included a 2019 public hearing on the resurgence of the biker gang, found members have become increasingly combative with not only rivals but against... Read more →


Robert Earl Volkman, Jr., of Mantua, formerly of Gloucester City

Robert Earl Volkman, Jr. Robert Earl Volkman, Jr., age 81, Mantua, N.J. (formerly Gloucester City), died on August 25, 2020. Raised in Delran, N.J. enjoyed being a truck driver, avid Nascar fan, going to the rodeo with Hailey, puzzles, umpiring his kid’s baseball games, and was the first Bridgeport race ticket holder. Robert Volkman was the beloved husband of Alice Volkman (deceased), loving father to Robert Volkman (deceased), John Volkman, Julie Freeman (Donald), Theresa Hancock (Dennis), David Baker (Michael), Kathy Pulone (Darryl), Dan Baker (Vicki), Ray Baker (Samantha), Bill Baker (deceased) (Carol), and brother-in-law to William and Sally Green and Maureen (deceased) and Jim Valeri. He is survived by 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Private family gathering only. No flowers. Donations... Read more →


Delaware River Basin Commission May Vote on LNG Port in Gibbstown

GIBBSTOWN, NJ --The Delaware River Basin Commission may vote on upholding the approval of New Fortress Energy’s LNG facility in Gibbstown at their meeting this Thursday, September 10th. The NJ Sierra Club along Empower NJ have generated 1,000s of signatures opposing the LNG Facility in Gibbstown. The public business meeting will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2020, commencing at 10:30 a.m. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “The DRBC may be voting on whether or not to approve the LNG port in Gibbstown on Thursday. We are concerned that they will quickly put this docket up at their public meeting and vote to move this project forward. This is not just a small pier; this is a... Read more →


Westville Man Involved in Fatal Accident Released from Jail; Next Court Date Nov. 5

(CNBNewsnet) --WOODBURY, NJ (September 8, 2020)--Miguel Pichardo, 19, of Westville, was driving northbound on Tanyard Road in Miguel Pichardo, 19, of Westville, (photo from Salem County Correctional Facility) Deptford Township on the evening of Aug. 22 when he hit the rear of a motorcycle that had slowed to make a turn. The husband and wife on the Harley-Davidson were thrown from the vehicle and Ann Richards Stotsenburg, 52, of Deptford, later died of blunt head trauma from the crash, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office. Pichardo was charged with vehicular homicide, assault by auto, and driving while intoxicated. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office sought his pre-trial detention hearing, August 28, arguing that he faces a lengthy sentence if convicted of the first-degree vehicular homicide... Read more →


Investigation of Police-Involved Shooting at Logan Twp. UPS Facility Released

William J. Owens was shot by police after firing a handgun at one of two women he took hostage at the facility on Jan. 14, 2019 TRENTON – In compliance with the Attorney General’s Independent Prosecutor Directive on Police-Use-of-Force Investigations, this public statement is being issued on the findings of an investigation into the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on Jan. 14, 2019 at a United Parcel Service (“UPS”) facility in Logan Township, N.J. Among other findings, the investigation determined that the civilian who was killed, William J. Owens, was shot by officers after firing a handgun at one of two female employees he took hostage. Under the Attorney General’s Independent Prosecutor Directive, the use of deadly force by multiple law enforcement officers was investigated... Read more →


Mike Juskus Featured in USTFCCCA’s A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association featured former Prof Mike Juskus in its series, A Century of NCAA Track & Field Championships. Juskus won the NCAA Division III Championship in the javelin in 1978, 1980 and 1981 and the NCAA Division I title in 1981. He came in second in 1979 at the Division I and Division III national championships. At the 1980 NCAA Division I Championships, Juskus came in seventh. He was inducted into the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1987. Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou to be Honored

...as 2020 ACOI Researcher of the Year - National Award Recognizes Excellence in Osteopathic Medicine Jefferson Health Infectious Diseases specialist Cindy Hou, DO, FACOI, FIDSA, will be honored this fall as Researcher of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI), a national professional organization dedicated to promoting the principles of osteopathic medicine. ACOI will bestow the honor on October 23 during its Annual Convention (#ACOI2020), which will be held virtually this year. Each year, physicians are chosen from a pool of ACOI members nominated for their accomplishments and activities. Winners are selected by the ACOI Honors and Awards Committee based on specific criteria for each award, which include Researcher of the Year, Internist of the Year, and Teacher of the Year. To... Read more →


Pioneer Metal Finishing in Franklinville Added to Superfund List

FRANKLINVILLE, N.J. (September 1, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of six sites to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) where releases of contamination pose human health and environmental risks. EPA is also proposing to add another four sites to the NPL, including Pioneer Metal Finishing Inc. in Franklinville, NJ, while removing one previously proposed site that was never finalized. Under the Trump Administration, the Superfund program has re-emerged as a priority to fulfill the agency’s mission. EPA’s renewed focus has spurred action to clean up some of the nation’s most contaminated sites, protect the health of communities, and return contaminated land to safe and productive reuse for future generations. “Communities with sites on the National Priorities List are... Read more →


I-295/Route 130 northbound lane closures this week, Bridge Deck Project Advances

in Gloucester County One lane of traffic will be maintained in the shoulder overnight (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures and a traffic shift on the I-295/Route 130 northbound Bridge over Mantua Creek as the UHPC Overlay pilot project advances in West Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, September 1, until 5 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, NJDOT’s Contractor, Agate Construction Co., Inc., is scheduled to close all three lanes with one lane of traffic maintained in the left shoulder on I-295/Route 130 northbound near the bridge over Mantua Creek. This closure will allow the contractor to restripe the roadway to prepare for a traffic shift. Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2, until... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s NJ Wound Care Centers Raise Awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Throughout the month of September, Jefferson Health’s Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – with two locations in southern New Jersey – will recognize Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a condition that develops when arteries that supply blood to internal organs, arms, and legs, become blocked as a result of atherosclerosis. Jefferson’s wound care centers, a member of the Healogics® network, treats chronic wounds related to PAD, performs non-invasive tests for PAD, and counsels patients on how to manage the illness which, if left untreated, can lead to lower limb amputation and death. PAD affects between 8-12 million people in the U.S., and up to 40 percent of those do not experience any symptoms. Risk factors and symptoms include:... Read more →


Investors Bank Appoints South Jersey Resident to Expand Business Banking 

Jenna M. Buretta New SVP & Market Executive for Central and Southern New Jersey SHORT HILLS, N.J. – Jenna M. Buretta, Investors Bank’s newly appointed Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Central and Southern New Jersey, started in banking while in high school – and she’s never looked back! Buretta, who was born and raised in Gloucester County, began working as a part-time teller while she was a student at Pitman High School. “I have been in banking for nearly my whole life,” said Buretta. “I think it is important that I’ve held just about every role in retail banking, from teller to lending, customer service, and even operations.” Now, Buretta reports to Investors Bank’s Head of Business and Government Banking, Michael MacIntyre, and... Read more →


Flu-Shot Season Begins for Virtua Colleagues/Community

COVID-19 adds urgency, importance to this year's vaccination campaign (VOORHEES, N.J.) This week, Virtua Health will begin providing flu shots to its employees and, soon, to the wider community. In support of social distancing, many flu shots will be provided in tented, outdoor areas at Virtua sites across Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties. Lourdes Virtua "We strongly recommend that everyone get a flu shot to ensure that, as a community, we are as protected as possible," said Martin Topiel, MD, head of infectious diseases and chief of infection prevention at Virtua Health, South Jersey's largest health system. Seeking to lead by example, Virtua is launching a months-long campaign to ensure its employees receive the flu vaccine by October 20. "As caregivers, we must protect ourselves... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurses Honored with DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Care

Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey nurses — Britney Bailey, RN, and Frances Heimgartner, RN, were recently honored with 2020 second quarter DAISY Awards for compassionate and skillful care. Bailey, who works on the Medical-Surgical Unit/MS4 at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, left, was nominated for her extraordinary care and willingness to jump in and assist others throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The Cedar Brook, NJ, resident is “always on the pulse of every aspect of her assignment and what is happening on her unit,” the nominator wrote. Heimgartner, of Marlton, NJ, was praised for offering comfort, kindness, and sympathy to parents of an infant who was urgently admitted to the Jefferson Stratford Hospital Emergency Department. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients,... Read more →


Acenda’s New CCBHC in Gloucester County Offers Care to Those with Mental Health /Substance Abuse

GLASSBORO, NJ (August 31, 2020) – Acenda Integrated Health has opened its first Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in Sewell, NJ. The opening comes after the organization was named a recipient of approximately $3,352,000 in federal funding over the course of two years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grant. Acenda’s CCBHC will offer medical and wrap-around services to those who are already in treatment for mental health and substance abuse disorders by connecting clients to other vital resources in the community. The care provided will help to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, allow for more treatment options and in turn, help to keep the community healthy. “We are honored to be part of... Read more →


You Can Find The Perfect Pet at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter put in place special discounts to help clear the shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic, and residents are taking advantage. “Pets have been leaving the shelter into very loving homes thanks to the staff at the shelter,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “The staff will walk you through the adoption process and match you with your perfect pet match. We’ve made the process easy and more affordable for everyone.” The shelter is still offering discounted adoption fees until further notice. Dogs and cats six years old and younger will have their adoption fees reduced to $35 while dogs and cats six years and older will have their adoption fees waived. Additionally, cats are offered at a buy-one-get-one discount. The... Read more →