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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 →

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 →


(Glassboro, NJ)—The 24th Annual Best of Gloucester County contest has officially named it’s 2020 winners. There were 137 categories in the year’s contest and winners were selected by the residents of Gloucester County. “The Best of Gloucester County contest is an amazing, friendly competition that allows us to shine a spotlight on our local businesses,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “We look forward to this event every year, especially this year when our local businesses are recovering from COVID-19.” “COVID-19 has effected each of our businesses in different ways, but we’ve seen them come back and serve our community with such resiliency and passion,” continued Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison to the Department of Economic Development. “The backbone of our local economy is our businesses.... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s 3 New Jersey Hospitals Receive Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey Hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor RollTM awards. These awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines using the latest scientific evidence. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital each earned the Gold Plus award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Before discharge from the hospital, patients should also receive education, have a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions. “Our three New Jersey Hospitals have improved... Read more →

Suspect Charged for Smash and Grab Burglaries...

Berlin, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Haddon Hts., Pennsauken, Somerdale CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 29, 2020)--A Lawnside man has been charged in multiple jurisdictions for a string of “smash-and-grab” style burglaries committed in stolen vehicles over the course of 13 days, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. Gloucestercitynews.net files Erik Wallace, 47, of Lawnside, has been charged with numerous counts of Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief in the Borough of Berlin, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Gloucester City, Gloucester Township, New Jersey, Haddon Heights, Pennsauken, and Somerdale. “These crimes spanned across the entire Camden County area and required the coordination of more than eight police departments,” said Mayer. “This case highlights how important communication is between our law enforcement agencies. Without the... Read more →

Online Dogs For Sale Scams

Gloucester Township Police Community Bulletin: GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Gloucester Township Police Criminal Investigation Bureau is currently investigating two cases in which residents attempted to purchase dogs using what appeared to be legitimate online websites. In both cases, the sellers asked for payment via CashApp and Bitcoin ATM. After sending the payment, the victims received notifications from animal delivery companies and asked to provide another $950 of Bitcoin and Cashapp. Both victims realized it was a scam, and did not send the additional money. GTPD Detectives have since discovered that the suspects in both incidents were using false names and VOIP phone numbers to conceal their real identity. Their investigation is ongoing. The Federal Trade Commission recommends that while shopping online: Know who you're dealing with: Anyone... Read more →

Donald Norcross Hasn’t Worked With The Tools Since 1993

Suggesting him for Labor Secretary is ridiculous COLLINGSWOOD – Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s First Congressional District, Claire Gustafson, took issue with a recent news report that suggested Congressman Donald Norcross would be a good candidate for US Labor Secretary in a Joe Biden administration. “For a union boss to suggest Donald Norcross should be the Secretary of Labor because ‘we need somebody who has worked with their hands, especially a construction guy’ is ridiculous.” Claire Gustafson said, “The suggestion he works with his hands is laughable when you consider that according to an October 2014 labor publication Norcross hasn’t ‘worked with the tools’ since 1993. To put that in perspective Norcross hasn’t worked with the tools since before President Bill Clinton met... Read more →

NJ and PA inTop 10 for the Worst Roads in U.S.

One of many potholes on Rt. 551 aka Broadway (Gloucestercitynews.net photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucester City, NJ)(August 21, 2020)--How many times have you driven on the roadways in South Jersey and hit one pothole after the other? One of the worst streets in this area is Route 551, also known as Broadway. It begins in Camden and meanders through Gloucester City, Brooklawn, Westville, and beyond. Every few yards there is another bump. Despite numerous promises by local, county, state and federal politicians Route 551 aka Broadway remains in dreadful condition. One of many potholes on Rt. 551 aka Broadway (Gloucestercitynews.net files) With all the recent increases in the state gas tax, you would think by now that highway and others would have... Read more →

GOP Gustafson: Norcross calls Postal Service changes, “B.S.,” the Real B.S. is Norcross’ Policies

Donald Norcross Is The Last Person Who Should Be Throwing Around Words Like “Catastrophic” And “B.S.” COLLINGSWOOD – Claire Gustafson, Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s First Congressional District, said today that Congressman Donald Norcross is the last person who should be throwing around words like “catastrophic” and “B.S.” At issue is that according to published reports Donald Norcross, at a press conference at the Bellmawr Postal Service processing center, referred to changes made in Postal Service operations by the Post Master General as “catastrophic” and said, “It’s B.S.” “It’s laughable that Congressman Donald Norcross would refer to anything as catastrophic when the real catastrophe in our congressional district was created by him,” Claire Gustafson said. “In February 2014, when he announced his first... Read more →

Glassboro Couple Found Dead in Residence; Deaths Ruled a Homicide

GLASSBORO, NJ (August 20, 2020)--On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 9:16am, Officers from the Glassboro Police Department responded to 23 Warrick Avenue, Glassboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey regarding a check on the well-being of two residents at the property. Upon arrival, Glassboro Police Department Officers discovered 26 year-old Manuel DelaRosa Jr. and 36 year-old Shantal Farrow deceased inside of the residence with apparent gunshot wounds. Autopsies conducted on August 20, 2020, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin ruled the cause of death for both victims as gunshot wounds and the manner of death as homicide. Circumstances surrounding the homicides are currently under investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Glassboro Police Department. “We do not believe this was a random... Read more →

Rail Freight Assistance Program applications are being accepted for FY21 grants

Funds will improve the existing freight system to promote economic activity (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant application period for the Fiscal Year 2021 Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) is open with applications being accepted from now through October 9, 2020. These grants help support economic activity by preserving and improving the existing freight transportation system and by making freight rail service more widely available for businesses throughout the state. Rail freight improvements support the state’s clean energy, congestion mitigation, and sustainable development goals. The Murphy Administration has invested more than $52.1 million in New Jersey’s freight rail services, leveraging an additional $19.5 million from railroad owners and operators, for a total of more than $71.6 million in... Read more →

Abigail Brown, Recipient of the 11th annual Dunkin' Regional Scholarship Program

Earlier today, Dunkin' and its Community Cruiser honored regional high school grad from Gloucester County, Abigail Brown, who was recently selected as a recipient of the eleventh annual Dunkin' Regional Scholarship Program. The Dunkin' Community Cruiser visited Abigail’s residence to provide a well-deserved Iced Coffee break for her family, friends and neighbors (with social distancing measures and safety precautions in place). In addition to the coffee break, guests also enjoyed customizable screen-printed donuts, Dunkin’ giveaways, photo opportunities, music, and more! Read more →

Charles Caso, Jr., of Glassboro, US Army Veteran

Glassboro - On July 28, 2020, Age 86. Predeceased by his parents, Carman and Philemino Caso (nee Zoda). Predeceased by his siblings: Antonio Caso, Barbara Taraska, Carol “Fannie” Caso and Juvina “Jay” McFadden. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Charles proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from July 30, 1954 to July 25, 1957 as a Specialist Third Class. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Charles Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9 am in Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish: Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church: 161 Pitman Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08071. No viewing prior to Mass. Interment to follow with U.S. Army Military Honors in the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, North Hanover... Read more →

Penny Kempf, Associate AD at Rowan, Will Be Inducted to NFHCA Hall of Fame

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) has announced that Penny Kempf, former head coach and current associate athletic director at Rowan University, will be inducted to the NFHCA Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020. Kempf remains the winningest coach in Rowan University field hockey history, compiling a school-record 253 wins in 17 years as the program's leader. In 2002, she led the Profs to the NCAA Division III National Championship and was honored as the NFHCA National Coach of the Year. Since stepping down as head coach after the 2014 season, Kempf has served Rowan's student-athletes as associate athletic director and senior woman administrator. "Penny's career speaks for itself — an NCAA National Championship, an incredible winning... Read more →

Delaware River Seine Survey 2019 Report

https://delawarerivertowns.com By Jennifer Pyle, Senior Biologist, and Shana Fehring, Senior Wildlife Worker August 11, 2020 INTRODUCTION - HISTORY OF THE DELAWARE RIVER SEINE SURVEY The Delaware estuary, New Jersey's largest estuary system, is a semi-enclosed body of water where fresh water from the Delaware River mixes with saltwater from the Delaware Bay. The estuary is a migratory route for many recreational and commercial fish and provides critical spawning and feeding grounds and nursery areas for many species. The success of a species is contingent upon the survival of their young. The Delaware estuary provides a suitable nursery environment for young fish to grow. Monitoring populations of these juvenile fish is essential for fishery managers to estimate abundance and evaluate the success of the population. These... Read more →

Next Phase of Cleanup at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Finalized

Gibbsboro, N.J. (August 10, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan that includes a combination of technologies and methods to address contamination present at the former paint manufacturing plant and adjoining areas of the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site in Gibbsboro. EPA’s study of these areas shows that sediment is contaminated with arsenic and lead, and soil is contaminated with arsenic, lead and paint solvents. “The former paint manufacturing plant area is a major source of contamination at this Superfund site and addressing it will be a major step forward in getting to the cleanup of Hilliards Creek, Bridgewood Lake, Silver Lake, and Kirkwood Lake, which have been long sought by this community,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “EPA has been... Read more →

NJ Judiciary Free Webinars for Landlords/Tenants During Health Crisis

The New Jersey Judiciary has launched an initiative to provide landlords and tenants with information about court operations as well as available services and community resources during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read the full statement here. Joining the webinars will be Catholic Charities’ staff member, Cynthia Lebron, Housing Division Director and Regional Coordinator of Cumberland & Salem Counties. Cynthia has extensive experience in assisting Catholic Charities clients with finding affordable housing, preventing homelessness and evictions, offering housing counseling, and understanding how COVID-19 has impacted landlords and tenants. Register for the free webinars today! Click here, to view the PDF. To register and access the conference, click the date below for your county. Salem – Wednesday, Aug. 19 Cumberland – Tuesday, Aug. 25 Gloucester – Wednesday,... Read more →

SWEDESBORO: Railroad Avenue Closed Next Week for Repairs

Necessary safety work will require detours (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a nine-day closure and detour of Railroad Avenue in Swedesboro, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, August 10, until 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, Railroad Avenue is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing between Guest Avenue and 3rd Street. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother railroad crossing. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses. The following detours will be in place: Railroad Avenue northbound detour: Motorists traveling... Read more →

Rowan's Track & Field Coach Adamson to be Interviewed on WEE Radio Tuesday

NEW YORK, NY (August 3, 2020)--– Rowan University’s women’s country and track & field coach Derick “Ringo” Adamson will be interviewed live on the Wee Radio Network on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 7-8 p.m. He is the guest on Second Base, the all-sports program catering to a Jamaican/Caribbean clientele, at www.weeradioonline.com and hosted by Dale Brown and Aubrey Campbell. Adamson has coached the Profs for 14 seasons and they have won 14 New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championships, three in cross country and 11 in indoor and outdoor track & field. He was chosen the NJAC Coach of the Year 16 times. His athletes have earned numerous All-Conference, All-Region and All-America honors. Adamson was an All-American in the steeplechase as the 1980 national champion and... Read more →

Tomlin Station Rd/Bridge Over Rt 295 Re-Opens Tues

(Trenton)(August 3, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the completion and re-opening of the Tomlin Station Road/CR 607 Bridge over I-295 in Greenwich, Gloucester County. The bridge, which has been closed and detoured since late February, will reopen by the end of the day tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4. The $3 million federally-funded Tomlin Station Road/CR 607 Bridge over I-295 project completely replaced the bridge deck, which was in poor condition. In addition to replacing the deck, the project also included curb work, new parapets and sidewalks, and guardrail improvements. This will provide a safer ride for motorists and reduces the need for future maintenance. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists... Read more →

Gloucester County's Madison Kelly, Recipient of the Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship

On Monday, August 3rd, Dunkin’ and its Community Cruiser will honor local high school graduate from Gloucester County, Madison Kelly, who recently was selected as a recipient of the eleventh annual Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship Program. Each student will be awarded a $2,000 academic scholarship to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree at the institution of their choice. Dunkin’ will celebrate each student by providing a well-deserved Iced Coffee break with the recipient’s family, friends, and neighbors at the student’s residence (with social distancing measures and safety precautions in place). In addition to the coffee break, guests will also enjoy Dunkin’ Munchkins® Donut Hole Treats, customized screen-printed donuts, a Dunkin’-branded prize wheel, photo opportunities, music, and more! During the visit, the student will be individually recognized and... Read more →

ProPublica: How Larry King Got Duped Into Starring in Chinese Propaganda

The broadcasting icon’s fake interview with a Russian journalist went viral on social media, spread by accounts tied to China’s government. by Renee Dudley and Jeff Kao “This story was originally published by ProPublica.” July 30, 5 a.m. EDT ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Jacobi Niv had paid Larry King a few thousand dollars apiece to narrate half a dozen videos for companies or projects in Israel, where King is still a big name. But what Niv wanted King to tape on March 27, 2019, wasn’t the usual infomercial. It was more like a disinfomercial. An Israeli with designer clothes, a buzz cut and a long history of... Read more →

Lorenzo of Pennsylvania and Sperling of New York Take Phoenix Bass Double-Header; 4 from SJ in Top 5

by FLW Communications UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Union Springs with the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cayuga events. Boater John Lorenzo of Kane, Pennsylvania, brought five bass to the scale Saturday totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces to win the first event of the weekend and earn $4,037, while boater Chris Sperling of Cato, New York, brought in a limit of bass weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces, on Sunday to earn the win and the top prize of $11,761, including the lucrative FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency award. “I was fishing mostly the mid- to south-lake area, fishing grass with a homemade green-pumpkin-colored jig,” said Lorenzo, who earned the third FLW... Read more →

NJAC Suspends All Fall Sports Conference Games; Rowan Will Comply with Order

PITMAN, NJ - The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) announced today the suspension of all fall sports conference-wide in an effort to help support its member institutions’ efforts to keep their students and staff healthy. Conference leadership, however, will explore the possibility of playing fall sports in the spring. Gloucestercitynews.net files As a result of this decision based on health and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rowan University will not compete in men’s and women’s cross country, football, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball this fall. Rowan Athletics, however, is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment to enable the Profs’ student-athletes to participate in skills training and strength and conditioning sessions during the semester. “This is obviously a... Read more →

Jefferson Health New Jersey Ranked 9th in State

in U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” Ranking Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 11th-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Comprised of three acute care hospitals – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township – Jefferson Health New Jersey is also “Recognized in Southern New Jersey” in the rankings for its quality care. U.S. News & World Report also praised Jefferson New Jersey as “High Performing” in four specific clinical areas: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Knee Replacement surgery and Hip Replacement surgery. The annual rankings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their... Read more →

Volunteer Center of South Jersey Announces Local Scholarship Winners

DeAisha Johnson Sewell, New Jersey— The Volunteer Center of South Jersey proudly announces the winners of the 2020 Scholarship Award for Volunteer Excellence (SAVE). This year’s winners are Thomas (TJ) Edmund, Jr. of National Park and DeAisha Johnson of Sicklerville. Under the program, two (2) $500 scholarships are awarded annually to seniors attending a high school in any of the South Jersey Counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem). It is a competitive program and student academics are considered alongside their volunteer efforts. Thomas (TJ) Edmund, Jr. “We established the scholarship with the thought that a young volunteer remains a lifelong volunteer,” remarked Greg Davis, scholarship founder and board member. “By recognizing this effort, we hope to foster that spirit in other... Read more →

RR Crossing Repairs Begin in Pitman Tuesday

Necessary safety work will require detours (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a three-day closure and detour of East Holly Avenue/CR 624 in Pitman, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28, until 7 a.m. Friday, July 31, East Holly Avenue/CR 624 is scheduled to be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing between Commerce Avenue and Montgomery Avenue. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother railroad crossing. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses. The following detours will be in place: East... Read more →

The Next Time You Visit A Gloucester Township Park Say Hello to the Park Patrolman

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (July 25, 2020)--Gloucester Township not only has three large public parks in town for our residents to enjoy (GT Veteran’s Park, GT Community Park, and Camden County Timber Creek “Dog” Park), but has numerous smaller parks and playgrounds in various neighborhoods throughout town. Our Gloucester Township Police Class I Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEO) conduct park patrols daily at each of our beautiful parks to help keep you and your family safe, as well as interact and engage with our residents. Our SLEO’s operate specially marked patrol vehicles, like the one pictured, as well as bicycles and golf carts in the larger parks. The next time you’re out getting some exercise and/ or enjoying your day in our parks, stop by and... Read more →

Monroe Township School District Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ --Paul VanHouten, an employee of the Williamstown Middle School, has been criminally charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office with Official Misconduct, Sexual Assault, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after a five-month long investigation assisted by both the Monroe Township Police Department and the Monroe Township School District. VanHouten, a teacher in the Monroe Township School District since 1989, was assigned as a Science teacher. VanHouten surrendered at the Monroe Township Police Department on July 24, 2020 and was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending a court date. The allegations against VanHouten were reported to law enforcement by the victim’s mother. VanHouten was suspended with pay by the District on February 28, 2020. According to the charges, VanHouten, in... Read more →

Jefferson Health in New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity Award

International Program Recognizes Jefferson’s Commitment to Provide Internship Opportunities to Young Adults with Disabilities Jefferson Health in New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH award in the category of Innovative Employment for its internship program for young adults with disabilities. This marked the second year for the Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity awards. A total of three Spotlight Awards are given out each year in three different categories. The Spotlight on Innovative Employment, which Jefferson won, recognizes teams that develop quality jobs and rewarding careers that make use of the skills and experience participants gained in their internships. The Project SEARCH leadership team — which selected the winners — was particularly impressed with the examples of hired Project SEARCH... Read more →

Rowan Volleyball Team Earns USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, KY - The Rowan women’s volleyball team has earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 season, as awarded by the United State Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association, becoming one of 231 teams honored in NCAA Division III. The Profs, under the direction of sixth-year head coach Deana Jespersen, maintained a team grade-point average of 3.6 for the past academic year. The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. A total of 1,315 teams from all divisions were honored this season. Read more →

Childproofing Your Pool and Swimming Safety

Gloucester Township Police Community Safety Tip: Children can drown in less than 2 inches of water. That means drowning can happen in a sink, toilet bowl, fountains, buckets, inflatable pools, or small bodies of standing water around your home, such as ditches filled with rainwater. • Never leave a child unsupervised near a pool including a portable "kiddy" pool even for a few seconds. • Do not use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. • During social gatherings at or near a pool, appoint a ''designated watcher'' to protect young children from pool accidents. Adults may take turns being the ''watcher.'' When adults become preoccupied, children are at risk. • Do not consider young children ''drown-proof'' because they have had swimming lessons. They should... Read more →

Three Gloucester County High School Graduates Receive Dunkin Scholarships

Allison Martin Abigail Brown Madison Kelly Dunkin’ awards 25 high school seniors and college students with $2,000 in academic scholarships to the institution of their choice Philadelphia, PA. (July 21, 2020) – Three graduating high school seniors from Gloucester County are among the 25 high school and college students to be named recipients of the 11th annual Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program. Dunkin' and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, today announced the recipients of its eleventh annual Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program. The program helps high school seniors and college students in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware pursue a part-time or full-time undergraduate degree at the institution of their choice. Recipient: Allison Martin Hometown:... Read more →

Aaron Alfred Pease (Big Al) of Mantua; Fixture at Rolferry's, Santa Claus, Labor Union Local 172

Aaron Alfred Pease (Big Al) (Gloucestercitynews.net)(MANTUA, NJ )(July 21, 2020)--Aaron Alfred Pease (Big Al) age 77, of Mantua passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at home. Born and lived in Camden, he has been a resident of Mantua for 24 years. Beloved crossing guard, Santa, member of Union Local 172 and Union Local 57 (Laborers' District Council) and was a fixture at Rolferry's Imprint & Award Specialties, Inc. in Brooklawn. Husband since 1991 of Marjorie L. (Durborow), also survived by son Patrick Pease (Joelle), step daughter Wendy Adams, 2 grandchildren Kayley & Isaiah, sister Joan McDowell and brothers Bill & Bob Pease. Predeceased by 3 brothers, Henry, Johnnie, Charles. Many, many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to visit from 6:00 pm to... Read more →