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GOOD NEWS: Woman Donates 65K Lipsticks to Victims of Domestic Violence

This is the story of Find Your Fabulosity, a 501c3 foundation, founded by Sheryl Kurland, that has donated 65,000 lipsticks to 200 battered women’s shelters in 50 states. The lipsticks, says Kurland, “awakens something beautiful in these women that had been lost through unthinkable domestic abuse.” When Sheryl Kurland began traveling around the country doing interactive speaking engagements for college women on the topics of healthy relationships and sexuality she was stunned at the amount of sexual assault these young women confessed to. “Through interactive exercises and games, I would also ask these college-age women to list their relationship priorities like communication, trust, and sex, in order of importance.” She’d end with the message that trust is the foundation of any healthy and safe relationship.... Read more →


American Rescue Plan Funding for CAMcare & South Jersey

PAULSBORO, NJ – This morning, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined CAMcare President and CEO Mark Roberts, CAMcare Vice President and Chief Dental Officer Tonya Cook, Paulsboro Mayor Gary Stevenson, Gloucester County Commissioner Jim Jefferson and Assemblyman John Burzichelli to announce the funding included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for CAMcare Health Corporation. Norcross also discussed additional relief from the ARP, including a vaccination plan and resources for community healthcare centers. CAMcare, a federally-qualified health center (FQHC) in with locations in Paulsboro, Camden City and Clementon, will receive a grant of $7,750,875 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In addition, two fellow FQHC’s in Camden will also receive grants – the Osborn Family Health... Read more →


Pandemic Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II

TRENTON, NJ--The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP Phase II) will provide rental arrears and temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income, have qualified for unemployment benefits, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due, directly, or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nan McKay & Associates has been authorized by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to assist in the administration of CVERAP Phase II and to communicate with applicants and landlords. Click on the link below to apply: https://njdca.onlinepha.com/ Applicants may be eligible for up to a maximum of twelve months of emergency rental assistance to help pay for rent arrears and future rent to the extent that funds are available.... Read more →


New Jersey American Water to Purchase Egg Harbor City Water/Sewer System for $21.8M

Acquisition Will Add 3,000 New Customer Connections CAMDEN, N.J. (March 29, 2021) – New Jersey American Water announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire the water and wastewater assets of Egg Harbor City, N.J. for $21.8 million. The municipally owned water and wastewater systems serve approximately 1,500 customer connections each, or 3,000 combined, and are being sold through the state’s Water Infrastructure Protection Act process. New Jersey American Water anticipates completing the acquisition in the second half of 2021, following approval from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. “We look forward to providing the residents of Egg Harbor City with reliable water and wastewater services, as we do for over 192 municipalities across the... Read more →


Kimmel Cultural Campus Reopening in the Fall

SEASON KICKS OFF WITH A SPECTACULAR BROADWAY LINE-UPSHOWCASING 13 BLOCKBUSTER PRODUCTIONS WITH A COMBINED 42TONY AWARD® WINS BEGINNING WITH THE RETURN OF HAMILTON (Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2021) – With positive news and reports from Broadway touring industry organizations, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is announcing the return of live Broadway programming to Philadelphia in the fall of 2021 after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19. The Kimmel Cultural Campus kicks-off its season, presented in partnership with The Shubert Organization, with 13 magnificent shows that will finally bring audiences together again for the unparalleled live theater experience. In anticipation of reopening its doors safely and resuming mainstage performances, Campus management continues to work in consultation with health and safety experts and in... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: New Jersey sees better job numbers in February

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) (March 25, 2021)– Total nonfarm wage and salary employment in New Jersey increased by 10,700 in February, improving meager job growth numbers reported a month ago. The Garden State has regained 364,000 of the jobs lost in March and April 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. That represents about 51 percent of the lost jobs. The state’s unemployment rate for February was 7.8%, unchanged from January. The January rate was revised down by 0.1 percentage point. “New Jersey picked up 10,700 jobs in February (12,100 in the private sector),” Charles Steindel, former state chief economist and resident scholar at the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College, said in an analysis for the Garden... Read more →


PROPERTY TAXES

Gloucester City in the Top 30 with the Highest; Brooklawn in the Top 30 with the Lowest

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Top 30 Communities in New Jersey with the Highest Property Taxes Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files NJ Advance Media released an article recently regarding the 30 communities in the state of New Jersey with the highest property tax rate. Keep in mind that there are 565 towns/cities in the entire state. So to be listed in the top 30, in this case, is not something to brag about. Residents living in any of those 30 communities should call their mayor and city council/commissioners and demand they explain why they are paying more in taxes than 500 plus other communities in this state. Ask why other communities can function with less money? Ask when was the last time your taxes didn't... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Acenda Integrated Health Awarded Behavioral Health Care &

Human Services Accreditation from The Joint Commission (Glassboro, NJ) March 11, 2021 – Acenda has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Acenda underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in October 2020. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with behavioral health care standards spanning several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights & responsibilities of the individual. The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement... Read more →


Stimulus Funds for Every NJ City; The Monster Buck; Heroin Abuse in NJ Cities; Burn Down D.C.

Courtesy of https://tpzoo.wordpress.com/Gloucestercitynews.net files William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews NJ's Share of the $1.9 Trillion Relief Package: How Much Each Town Gets...NJ105.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 14, 2021)--The State of New Jersey received $10.9 billion in aid from the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law last week by President Joe Biden. Of that amount, $6.434 billion goes to the state government, $189 million to expand broadband internet, $1.823 billion for 21 counties, and $1.741 for 565 municipalities. Some of the cities that received the most include, Camden City ($63,284,330), Newark ($182,647,351), Jersey City ($ 145,818,453), Paterson ($63,716,304). According to NJ105.com the money is meant to prevent layoffs of essential services and cuts to services, and investment in infrastructure. How much did your city receive? Here... Read more →


Armed Robber Michael Hughes, 32, of Philadelphia Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

Gloucestercitynews.net files PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Michael Hughes, 32, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, five years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution to his victims by United States District Court Judge Cynthia M. Rufe, for two armed robberies in which two victims were shot in the leg in August 2016. In January 2020, a jury convicted Hughes of all charges against him: two counts of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce (known as Hobbs Act robbery), and two counts of using, carrying, bradishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. The charges stem from Hughes’s participation in an armed robbery and shooting, along with co-defendant... Read more →


Free Food for Camden County Residents Friday

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


Kimmel Cultural Campus Free Digital Educational Programming

Kimmel enhances “Creative Stages” learning with new virtual field trips focusing on jazz, music technology, musical theater, and creative expression (Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2020) ––The Kimmel Cultural Campus announced the rollout of all new “virtual field trips” – expanding their already robust FREE digital education programming to reach thousands of more school children in Philadelphia. Despite being closed for nearly a year, the Cultural Campus has identified unique ways to continue to fill the needs of the community- transforming its education programs to the online space, partnering with local charities on food and blood drives, serving as a polling place, and even opening their doors as a peaceful resting place for protesters and police over the summer. Like many other non-profit arts organizations during... Read more →


New Jersey Safe Streets Grants for Seven Municipal Projects

Murphy Administration announces $1.8 million in FY 2021 Safe Streets to Transit Program grants to improve rider safety Seven municipalities receive state funding for improvement projects (Trenton) – The Murphy Administration today announced $1.8 million in Fiscal Year 2021 Safe Streets to Transit Program (SSTT) grants for seven municipal projects in Atlantic, Essex, Mercer, Monmouth, and Passaic counties. “Considering the size of our state, and our population, we must strive to reduce congestion on our roadways,” Governor Phil Murphy said. “As part of the effort to encourage people to consider alternate forms of transportation, we must ensure getting to transit facilities is safe and accessible for everyone.” “Pedestrian safety to and from transit facilities is the main focus of the Safe Streets to Transit Program,”... Read more →


The New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation is Rescue Puppy Named Mulligan

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found by Kiser last month during Lucky’s Mutt Madness, a national pet adoption event organized by the Foundation during GIE+EXPO, the nation’s leading trade show for outdoor power, landscaping and hardscaping industry professionals, held each October in Louisville, Ky. Mulligan was... Read more →


After 25 Years of Service Gloucester City Police Corporal Bill Lessig Retires

CORRECTED Gloucester City, NJ (January 28, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police announced today the retirement of Corporal William Lessig who served the residents of the City for the past 25 years. . We would like to congratulate Cpl. William Lessig on his retirement today.Cpl. Lessig retired with 25 years of service to the residents of Gloucester City.Throughout his career, he was a Patrolman, Corporal, and Accident Investigator. Cpl. Lessig had several letters of commendation and was named Officer of the Year.We wish him well on his future endeavors. image courtesy of https://frontlinerehab.com/ Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Expand Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in unveiling a proposed reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act that would create nearly one million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship positions over the next five years. The National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447) invests nearly $3.5 billion over five years to scale-up apprenticeship opportunities, streamline access to apprenticeships for workers and employers and expand apprenticeships into new in-demand industry sectors and occupations. According to the Department of Labor, 94 percent of apprentices who complete Registered Apprenticeships are employed upon completion, earning an average starting wage of above $70,000 annually. Yet, according to the... Read more →


Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation Helps North Easterners on the Frontlines

Recipients include first responders in all 142 communities in which OSJL operates North Kingstown, RI – January 12, 2021 - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has leveraged its global supply chain to provide hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare organizations and municipalities. In continuation of that effort, the Foundation is currently distributing more than $1.7 million worth of additional PPE to police and fire departments in the 142 communities where Ocean State Job Lot stores are located across the Northeast. The donations include pallets of PPE including face shields, KN95 masks, antibacterial and disinfecting hand wipes, and hand sanitizer, for a total retail value of $12,000 to each community. “As this global health... Read more →


CNBNews December 2020 Cheers/Jeers

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


$1.3 Million Gift for Rutgers’ Miller Center

Funds will support the center’s innovative national and international work on protecting vulnerable populations Rutgers’ Miller Center staff, Paul Miller and members of his family gather at the opening on October 18, 2019. New Brunswick, N.J. (December 23, 2020) — Rutgers’ Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience announced a $1.3 million gift that will support the center’s research and programming geared toward serving and securing vulnerable communities by improving relations with police. The gift will be made by Paul S. Miller, the center’s founding donor and a longtime supporter of Rutgers University; with this gift, Miller’s donations to Rutgers approach $5 million. “Protection of our most vulnerable populations has been one of the great challenges of this nation throughout its history,” said Rutgers University... Read more →


CNBNews TRAVEL: The Holidays in Philadelphia

The holidays are a magical time in Philadelphia. As the temperature dips and the year nears its end, the city is aglow with shimmering lights, festive decorations and seasonal cheer. Visitors and locals alike love watching dazzling light shows at spots like Franklin Square and Shady Brook Farm. Markets like Christmas Village in Philadelphia and the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market make for great places to check names off of holiday shopping lists. And seasonal attractions like Winter at Dilworth Park offer wintry oases right in Center City. Of course, the holidays in Greater Philadelphia are different for 2020. Masks are required in all public spaces, as is social distancing. And advance tickets are highly recommended or required at many events and attractions. (Plus, some... Read more →


Sewell School Teacher Receives Donation from SONIC for learning supplies

Sewell teacher request garnered the most votes by SONIC fans, resulting in funds for classroom supplies through SONIC's Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign (OKLAHOMA CITY) Dec. 18, 2020 – For the twelfth year in a row and during an especially urgent time of need, SONIC® Drive-In donated an all-time high of $1.3 million to fund public school teacher requests across the country as part of its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign. In partnership with nonprofit teacher crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose and with the help of SONIC fans, a teacher from Sewell, New Jersey was among the community heroes up-voted to receive $168 for essential materials to create an engaging learning environment. "Celebrating public school teachers through our Fall Voting Campaign feels special every... Read more →


Food Pantries Benefit from Kiwanis Club

Past New Jersey District Kiwanis Governor Jack Wilson (right) of Haddon Township presents Bellmawr Mayor Charles Sauter (left) a $150 grant for municipal hunger projects. Photo by Milton Smith. HADDONFIELD: Food pantries in Bellmawr and Barrington are beneficiaries of grants from the New Jersey District of Kiwanis. Grants of $150 each were recently presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons to Bellmawr Mayor Charles Sauter and to Barrington Municipal Clerk Terry Shannon. Each municipality will distribute the funds to smaller pantries serving their residents. The New Jersey District of Kiwanis Foundation offered competitive grants to Kiwanis Clubs throughout the state who showed a dedicated effort in combating food insecurity within their service areas. The Kiwanis Club of the Haddons secured two $150 grants. Over... Read more →


How to Make Money from Bitcoin Loophole Platform?

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Attorney's for Trump Announce Lawsuit Filing on Friday in Georgia

(CNBNews)(November 19, 2020)--Rudy Giuliani, a campaign attorney for President Donald Trump, announced at a press conference today that a Gloucestercitynews.net files lawsuit challenging election results will be filed in Georgia tomorrow, Friday. “We’re about to file a major lawsuit in Georgia,” Giuliani. The lawsuit will include voter fraud allegations, among other charges, according to The Epoch Times . Guiliana said, “In the city of Atlanta, Republicans were not allowed to watch the absentee mail-in ballot process. Inspections completely cast aside. And we have numerous double voters, we have numerous out-of-state voters, and we have specific evidence of intimidation and changes of vote. That will all be in the lawsuit that comes out tomorrow.” Georgia election workers have spent days doing a recount on the order... Read more →


THE EPOCH TIMES, Truthful Journalism: What's Happening to America's News?

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More Delaware Beaches are Cleared of Oily Debris

Unified Command Conducts Final Shoreline Assessments (Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 10, 2020)--Cleanup crews under the unified command have successfully cleared all Delaware Bay beaches and another stretch of Atlantic Ocean coastline of oily debris and tar balls. After the latest shoreline assessment late Tuesday, only Gordon’s Pond at Cape Henlopen State Park, North Shores Beach, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach require final sign off. The unified command under the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will continue to survey beaches and dispatch cleanup crews as necessary. As crews conduct final assessments, beachgoers should avoid any remaining oily debris deposited along the wrack or high tide line. The public is asked to continue reporting sizeable sightings of oiled debris, tar balls or... Read more →


New Jersey Sues Polluters for Contaminating Tap Water with PFAS “Forever Chemicals”

Some of Highest Detected Levels in the World WASHINGTON (November 10, 2020) – The State of New Jersey today sued the manufacturer Solvay Specialty Polymers USA and other companies for contaminating drinking water and the environment for decades with PFAS “forever chemicals.” New Jersey is one of the few states in the nation to have adopted limits in drinking water on certain PFAS chemicals, which remain unregulated by the federal government. The following is a reaction by Erik D. Olson, Senior Strategic Director for Health with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): “Drinking water should be safe from toxic forever chemicals linked to cancer and other devastating health effects. New Jersey regulators are right to take aggressive action against bad actors that for decades have... Read more →


Ocean State Job Lot Offering ‘Military and Veteran Discount Week’

Region’s Premier Closeout Retailer Offers 25% Discount to Military Personnel, Veterans and their Immediate Family Members NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (November 4, 2020) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a privately-held, family-operated discount retail chain with 143 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania is proud to offer its annual Military and Veteran Discount Week at all Ocean State Job Lot stores November 5th through November 11th. To receive the 25% discount, customers must present proper picture identification indicating they are an active duty National Guard or reserve military service member, a military veteran, or an immediate family member of a serviceperson, and ask for the ‘Military and Veteran’ discount at checkout. Acceptable forms of identification include: Blue Star Mother’s ID, VFW ID... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering Through the Streets of South Jersey (Brooklawn Chapter II)

CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews PEYTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--Daniel Boggs recently submitted a Letter to the Editor titled "Are The Communities of Gloucester City/Brooklawn Turning Into Slums?". Although we agree with Mr. Boggs about some neighborhoods in Gloucester City having a housing and trash problem the only thing we found walking through Brooklawn today were two derelict cars missing license plates and NJ inspection stickers. Derelict cars CNBNews photo We liked how the Borough placed a tarp with a woodsy scene on one side of the public works property. Every street we viewed was cleaned, the homes were all kept nice, and there was no trash blowing around. The residents should be commended for taking pride in their community. The Borough placed a... Read more →


NEWARK WORKING KITCHENS DELIVERS MORE THAN 500,000 MEALS TO RESIDENTS IN NEED

SUSTAINING HUNDREDS OF JOBS AND DELIVERING NEEDED FOOD TO NEWARKERS IN 60 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS In six months of operations, NWK has reopened dozens of local businesses and become a model of community investment, supported by investments from the City of Newark, private companies and philanthropists Newark, N.J. – October, 2020 – Newark Working Kitchens (NWK), a COVID-19 response that activates Newark’s restaurants to deliver nutritious meals to low-income seniors and families, today announced it has delivered more than 500,000 meals to more than 10,000 residents across 60 locations since launching in early April. All meals are prepared by NWK’s 24 participating restaurants, including minority- and female-owned establishments. NWK has sustained hundreds of jobs during the pandemic and helped restaurants relaunch services and rehire staff over... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Annoying Lost Time From Preventative Healthcare

By: Joe Ball, CNBNews Contributor I’m not into giving time to medically-related practitioners- -when I’m only a potential patient. Yes, I’m into giving time to medically-related practitioners- -when it benefits them- -as I have done Gloucestercitynews.net files for over 50 years by providing to them ways to gain new patients via the professional advertising and communications channels of my firm, American Advertising Services. (If interested, 484-562-0060.) But back to the topic of there personal thoughts: Lately, with my wife, Sandy’s constant pushing, reminding, pushing, encouraging- -and pushing, I’ve been seeing a growing number of health professionals. Here they are from the head down to my feet. …Optometrist …Audiologist …Dentist …Dermatologist …General Practitioner …Cardiologist …Physical Therapist …Podiatrist …Also the druggist, and labs for tests. Note: No... Read more →


EPA to Fund Projects at 2 NJ Universities

EPA Selects over 40 Organizations to Receive $9.3 Million in Pollution Prevention Grants NEW YORK (September 23, 2020) – Today, during Pollution Prevention (P2) Week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the selection of 42 organizations across 39 states to receive grant funding totaling $9.3 million, supporting pollution prevention across the country. These grants will fund projects that provide businesses and other facilities with information, training, and tools to help them develop and adopt cost-effective changes in production, operation, and use of materials to reduce costs and the use of water, energy and other natural resources. Two universities in New Jersey were selected to receive funding for their technical assistance projects. Rutgers University will support leading wineries in improving their overall water and... Read more →


Weatherization Program Helps Delawareans Invest in Their Homes

Program is Free to Delaware Families Who Qualify It’s time for Delawareans to prepare their homes for winter weather. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at no cost to qualified low-income families to reduce energy costs. DNREC encourages Delaware homeowners and renters to review the eligibility guidelines athttps://de.gov/wap to then receive a free energy audit. An auditor will determine the services to improve the energy efficiency of the homes. Typical services include air-sealing, insulation, heating system repair, lighting upgrades and minor repairs that are necessary to complete energy-saving measures. Last year, 195 Delawareans benefited from this program, with an average estimated savings of $283 per home per year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The... Read more →


Special Hours for Senior Citizens at MVC for New/Used Car Purchases

Vehicle Centers Hold 2-4PM Tuesday/Thursday for Customers 65+ TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) announced today that starting Tuesday, September 22, all MVC Vehicle Centers will set aside special hours from 2-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for customers age 65 and over and those who are medically prohibited from wearing a mask. These “Senior Hours” will only be for new and used car purchases, at Vehicle Centers. Customers are reminded that no license transactions are processed at Vehicle Centers. No individual appointments are necessary. Eligible customers should arrive at the agency no earlier than 2:00pm so that they can be ticketed for service and not have to stand in line to be served. “These designated hours will allow us to protect our... Read more →


CNBNEWS JULY & AUGUST 2020 CHEERS & JEERS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor CHEER-Lisa Mollet was very grateful to be back at work as a waitress at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn. Sunday, two regular customers gave her the tip of a lifetime. “They blessed me,” Lisa exclaimed. FoxNews 29 reported a local man, and his wife gave Lisa their 2006 Nissan Ultima as a tip for their Sunday meal. Lisa Mollet with her tip of a lifetime (image courtesy of FoxNews29) ++++++++ Dan Bongino, at Bellmawr gym (image courtesy of SaveNewJersey) CHEER-Dan Bongino, Conservative News contributor, former secret service agent, and New York police officer was at the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr last week to show his support for the owners. JEER-A video of customers working out at the Atilis Gym,... Read more →


A Transplant Family From Texas Celebrating National Minority Donor Awareness Month

COTA Kid Nevaeh Ennis Heart Transplant Recipient Please Register to be a Life-Saving Organ or Tissue Donor August 3, 2020 -- August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month. This national observance (first a day and then a week) was initiated in 1996 to increase our nation’s consciousness of the need for more organ and tissue donors from multicultural backgrounds. Starting this year, this nationwide awareness push to engage and educate multicultural communities about the need for organ and tissue donors has been expanded to encompass the entire month of August. National Minority Donor Awareness Month honors communities of color who have been donors, and encourages others to register as donors. It is about empowering multicultural communities to save and improve the quality of life of... Read more →


Atlantic City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces Partnership with Leaders in Training

Atlantic City, N.J. (July 30, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced a commitment of over $35,000 to the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program, a city-wide initiative that provides job opportunities for Atlantic City youth ages 14 to 20. Turning Point’s Leaders in Training Program is in its second year and was established by Rev. Collins Days of Second Baptist Church and Joe Jingoli, partner of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The effort was launched to provide jobs and opportunities to at-risk city youth and was initiated in partnership with the Atlantic City Police Department, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, city government, the Fellowship of Churches and Atlantic County, among others. “This job creation program for Atlantic City youth comes at... Read more →


Trump Announces Historic Action to Lower Drug Prices for Americans

WASHINGTON, DC, (JULY 29, 2020)--President Donald Trump took historic action to deliver lower prescription drug prices to American patients. The President signed four Executive Orders on drug pricing directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take several steps to deliver for American patients lower costs on prescription drugs, including insulin and epinephrine, and ensure Americans are getting the lowest price possible for their drugs. The executive orders instruct HHS to take a number of actions: End a shadowy system of kickbacks by middlemen that lurks behind the high out-of-pocket costs many Americans face at the pharmacy counter. Under this action, American seniors will directly receive these kickback as discounts in Medicare Part D. In 2018, these Part D discounts totaled more than... Read more →


Upscale River Pointe Luxury Apartments Now Leasing; Estimated $17.4 Million Spent to Build/Renovate Complex

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 26, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)---Cyzner Properties the owner of the River Pointe Apartment complex, (a.ka.a. Chatham Square, Meadowbrook Mews) 58 Crescent Blvd., and Klemm Avenue, Gloucester City is accepting applications for one or two-bedroom unit. The monthly rental price begins at $1,400. Gloucestercitynews.net files RELATED: Details of Gloucester City's Sale of Chatham Square Cyzner purchased the property from the City of Gloucester in 2018 for $1.5 million. Formerly known as The Chatham Square Apartments, and Meadowbrook Mews, the city purchased the 100 apartments in 2008 for $4.3 million. Over the next 10 years, an estimated $3 million was spent on various expenses such as : $2,043,631 rehabilitation expenses $568,653 paid in interest on the $4,350,000 bond $61,214 legal... Read more →


NJ MVC Adds More Customer Transactions to Online

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--TRENTON (July 23, 2020)– The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it is adding more customer transactions online. These include registration renewals for historic vehicles, government vehicles, and vehicles used by blind and disabled veterans. Gloucestercitynews.net files The new customer transactions will add to the types of vehicles eligible for online registration renewals and replacements. The new vehicle registration categories are: government vehicles (Code 12), historic vehicles (Code 64), and vehicles utilized by blind and disabled veterans (Code 73). A full list of the vehicle categories now eligible for online registration renewals and replacements is available at NJMVC.gov. The added services will be available at NJMVC.gov beginning this Friday, July 24. Shifting more transactions to online services and other electronic means of doing business... 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 →


Philly Chefs Prepare Food for Families Staying at Ronald McDonald House

Written By: Heather Redfern PHILADELPHIA PA(July 14, 2020)--Chefs from several PHL Food & Shops restaurants recently prepared and delivered approximately 80 pre-made meals for families staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House at 40th and Chestnut Streets. The event was part of the Ronald McDonald House’s Guest Chef program. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. One of the many services that the PRMH provides for the families is the Meal Program. The evening meal is a welcome relief for families as they return from a long and often exhausting day at the hospital. In previous years, PHL restaurant volunteers prepared meals on-site for families staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. This... Read more →


EPA Recognizes James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA

for Conserving Resources and Promoting Efficiency PHILADELPHIA (June, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized federal facilities today including the James E. Van Zandt Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, for practical cost-effective measures to conserve money and resources as part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). The challenge is a national effort under the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program which encourages federal agencies to reduce the federal government’s environmental impact. The Department of Veterans Affairs James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center won the award for reducing waste by composting over 338 tons of material related to a stormwater retention swale and Victory Garden renovation. “Federal agencies need to lead by example in reducing environmental impacts,” said EPA... Read more →


Rutgers Law School graduate Carmen Day Achieved Her Goal After Turning Her Life Around

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY NJ (June 26, 2020)--– Through grit and perseverance, Carmen Day overcame hurdles to become an attorney. As a teenager, Day pleaded with a Camden judge to reduce her probation sentence for a mistake she made, vowing to the judge that she would make a better life for herself, and that he might one day see her as a lawyer in his courtroom. “I have always had a passion for justice and equality,” says Day, a Camden native. “I believe I was destined to be a lawyer.” Day graduated from Rutgers Law School in Camden in December 2019, and is now an associate attorney at the Brown and Connery law firm in Westmont. In 2006, Day was 17 years old when... Read more →


Good News? Dangerous tick-borne bacterium extremely rare in New Jersey

by Rutgers University Three American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis): two females and one male. Credit: Jim Occi/Rutgers University-New Brunswick There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Rutgers researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever. But cases of tick-borne spotted fevers have increased east of the Mississippi River, and more research is needed to understand why, according to a study in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Rocky Mountain spotted fever from infection with Rickettsia rickettsii can involve blood vessel damage, gangrene and organ failure. It was rare in the United States and limited to the Mountain states until the... Read more →


Allaire State Park Among 12 Parks Opening Monday

TRENTON, N J — Allaire State Park in nearby Wall is among 12 state parks, forests and recreation areas where tent-style camping will resume on June 22, with social distancing and the wearing of face masks encouraged. The other Monmouth County state park opening is Cheesequake in Old Bridge. While Allaire will be allowed to operate at 90 percent capacity—with 41 campsites opening — Cheesequake will be at 60 percent capacity with 27 open sites. Also opening will be High Point State Park, Jenny Jump State Forest, Stokes State Forest and Worthington State Forest, all in the northern region; Spruce Run Recreation Area, also in the central region with Allaire and Cheesequake; and Bass River State Forest, Belleplain State Forest, Brendan Byrne State Forest, Parvin... Read more →


Getting Old…….. To My Ever – – So- Young Friends! A Collection

Joe Ball Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor I very quietly confided to my best friend that I was having an affair. She turned to me and asked, ‘Are you having it catered’? And that, my friend, Is the definition of ‘OLD’! *** Just before the funeral services, the undertaker Came up to the very elderly widow and asked, ‘How old was your husband?’ ’96,’ she replied: ‘Two years younger than me’ ‘So you’re 98,’ the undertaker commented She responded, ‘Not hardly worth going home, is it?’ *** Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: ‘And what do you think is the best thing About being 104?’ the reporter asked. She simply replied, ‘No peer pressure.’ *** I’ve sure gotten old! I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip... Read more →


Amy Kennedy Awarded 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

from Everytown for Gun Safety Brigantine, NJ - Today, Amy Kennedy was awarded the 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction from Everytown for Gun Safety. This distinction is given “for advocating for gun violence prevention and making a commitment to govern with gun safety in mind.” “As a mother of five and a former teacher who dealt with the tragic reality of having to talk to kids about school shootings, I know what a serious issue gun violence is in our society and in our community,” said Amy Kennedy, candidate for Congress in NJ2. “I am honored to have been awarded the 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction from Everytown for Gun Safety. I believe that no one should live in... Read more →


Gloucester Township Receives Grant To Purchase ClorDiSys Lantern UV Disinfection System

Gloucester Township was fortunate to apply for and receive a grant from the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice “BJA FY 20 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program” to assist in the emergency responses. With these funds a new tool was purchased to help our personnel in their fight against coronavirus, which is the ClorDiSys Lantern UV Disinfection System. This industrial strength light contains ultraviolet C (UVC) bulbs that will easily and quickly kill mold spores, bacteria and viruses in the air and on surfaces in mere minutes with a chemical free disinfection process to protect personnel from contracting or spreading the coronavirus that could drastically hinder police protection and responses. The Gloucester Township Police Department is using the Lantern as another method of... Read more →


Gloucester City's Proposed 2020 Budget $20.5 Million; Municipal Taxes Increase $90 Annually

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 21, 2020)----Gloucester City Mayor Daniel T. Spencer, Jr. has proposed a 2020 spending plan for Gloucester City to be introduced at tonight's council meeting, May 21. The new budget will maintain all municipal services along with maintaining the current water/sewer utility rates. Spencer released the following statement: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic response, the municipal employees have had to work under different conditions, but continue to exceed expectations due to the circumstances. I want to thank each and every employee of the city for a job well done because through your hard work and dedication, we have been able to maintain operations and serving the public with honor.” "While these are uncertain times financially for local governments, the downside pressures on... Read more →