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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... 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... Read more →

Volunteer Firefighter & Emergency Medical Services Grant Recipients

CAMDEN, N.J. – MAY 18, 2020 – In honor of National EMS Week, New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the recipients of its 10th Annual Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. This year, 26 volunteer fire and EMS departments located within the company’s service areas have been chosen to receive grants, totaling over $40,000, which will be used to support initiatives, training and/or upgraded equipment to help the responders better protect themselves and the communities they serve. “We began this program... Read more →

Conservation Leader Meredith Jackson of Haddonfield Finishes Master's Studies

OXFORD, OH (05/15/2020)-- Haddonfield, N.J. resident Meredith Jackson has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community. In mid-May 2020, Jackson concluded her master's course of study with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly. Since joining the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's in 2016, Jackson has traveled to Costa Rica and conducted projects that have made a difference in the Haddonfield area. Throughout her time in the AIP,... Read more →

Philadelphia Based D’IYANU Creates Reusable Face Masks In the Wake of Coronavirus

African Clothing Company Responds to the Need of Personal Protective Equipment Philadelphia, PA (May 2020) - Philadelphia based African print fashion brand D’IYANUhas started manufacturing face masks in their signature colors and prints to provide their customers with a product to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This is also a part of their mission to fuel their medical mask donation program to those who need them the most. For each cloth mask purchased, D’IYANU will donate two medical masks. The brand has donated over... Read more →

Jefferson Health's #Seniors4Seniors2020 Social Media Campaign Connects Generations

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (May 18, 2020) — In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents of the Jefferson Health Care Center – a long-term care facility in Gloucester County - have launched a #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign to send congratulations to area graduates whose final semester of school was disrupted by COVID-19. “This inter-generational social media campaign is a morale-booster and reinforces that we are all in this together,” says Health Care Center Executive Director Gary Pizzichillo, adding that it has provided residents... Read more →

Video:COVID-19 Survivor & Grandson Reunite

A bittersweet time for South Jersey family MARLTON, NJ --A family mourning the loss of two relatives to COVID-19 had a moment of celebration when a third loved one was discharged from a local hospital – and received a long hug from an overjoyed grandchild. A poignant video shows the moment when Ralph Trincone, 70, was wheeled out of Virtua Marlton Hospital to cheers, fanfare, and the waiting arms of his daughters and grandchildren. The Burlington County, N.J., man had just spent 34 days in... Read more →

Burlington County Student Recognized in PDFNJ Statewide Fourth Grade Folder Contest

MILLBURN, NJ — More than 3,400 fourth grade students from across New Jersey showed off their artistic skill as part of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest this year, but only 28 earned recognition at the program award ceremony held virtually on Tuesday, May 12th. To view the presention please visit: http://www.drugfreenj.org/2020online/ Kadiatou Sow of Twin Hills Elementary School in Willingboro was selected as a finalist in the competition. All 28 fourth grade student finalists will receive medals... Read more →

Two Rescued from Grounded Fishing Vessel in Barnegat Inlet

BARNEGAT, N.J. — The Coast Guard hoisted two people to safety after their vessel ran aground at the Barnegat Inlet Jetty in Barnegat, New Jersey late Wednesday night. A passenger aboard the grounded 53-foot fishing vessel Bay of Isle contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light and reported that they had run aground and began taking on water. Due to the location of the grounded vessel, it was determined that a boatcrew from Station Barnegat Light would not be able to reach them and... Read more →

CNB Tips & Snippets: More on GCity Shooting; Lipkin's Closing; Beaches Open; No Matter What!

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews UPDATE ON SHOOTING--Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the department, was asked for an update on last week's random shooting in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Thursday, April 30 two vehicles parked in the 900 unit block of Powell near Lane Avenue were struck by bullets in the morning. Further investigation by police led to the discovery of a third vehicle and a residence on Lane Avenue near Little Hunter being struck by bullets also.... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Latter Day Saints Donates Non-Perishable Food to NDS of the Phily Archdiocese

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) recently received a donation of nearly 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food items from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. This donation, which has been administered nationally in collaboration with Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), will provide critical support to individuals and families across the Greater Philadelphia region who are in need of nourishing sustenance in the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In partnership with Caring for Friends, the... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Congratulations to Gloucester Township Police Corporal Tracey Holmes

Gloucester Township Police Department’s Corporal Tracey Holmes retired May 1, 2020 after 25 years of honorable service. Cpl. Holmes was hires as a Special Class I on March 13th, 1995. On May 21st, 1999 she became a full time officer with the Gloucester Township Police Department. In 2003 she served as a DARE officer and was a founding member of the Gloucester Township Honor Guard Unit from November 2005 until her retirement. We are grateful for her dedicated service to this department and her community.... Read more →

South Jersey Dunkin’ Franchisee Kenny Patel Supporting Health Care Workers

Donate Over 25,000 Protective Masks to Harrison Township Residents and Inspira Medical Center From the start of the pandemic, South Jersey Dunkin’ franchisees – all of whom are independent businesspeople in their communities – have supported the heroes on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, serving those who serve and those in need during these unprecedented times. Kenny Patel, local South Jersey Dunkin’ franchisee, was one of many who stepped up to give back to the Harrison Township community at a time when people... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Good News, Gov. Murphy Reopens State & County Parks

“This is great news that Governor Murphy is reopening state and county parks. People need their exercise especially at a time when they have been hemmed in. Open space is critical for a time like this. It's good to get some fresh air and sunshine, especially with the warm weather coming. Murphy made the right decision to close parks in early April, it has served its purpose. While opening our parks is a step in the right direction, it is important to keep social distancing... Read more →

Two Gloucester Catholic Graduates Headed for U.S. Navy Academy

By gostrum / GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The Class of 2020 will have two members continuing their education next year at the U.S. Naval Academy. Congratulations goes out to Matthew Murphy and Ethan Guldin! Matt set new school records as a member of the boys’ swim team in a brilliant four-year career and is President of Student Council. Ethan is President of the National Honor Society and a top member of the boys’ swimming and lacrosse teams. Read more →

Coldwell Banker in Haddonfield: Helping Our South Jersey Healthcare Heroes

HADDONFIELD, NJ--Agents and staff at Coldwell Banker in Haddonfield raised over $1,000 to fund a meal for our healthcare heroes. They delivered food to seven area hospitals, feeding close to 150 essential healthcare workers. The food came from local restaurants in the area. The South Jersey hospitals that received the food include: Lourdes, Camden ER Jefferson, Stratford Cooper, Camden Virtua, Willingboro Virtua, Marlton Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus “It has been our honor to provide a small token of... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: EveryLibrary Institute's HALO Fund to Helping Librarians/Library Workers

in need of financial assistance due to COVID-19 Library workers tirelessly support their communities through the provision of resources, programming, and materials and the EveryLibrary Institute is honoring their hard work in this critical time. In honor of National Library Worker Day on April 21st, 2020, the EveryLibrary Institute is proud to be working with hundreds of library supporters and leading library vendors to provide “cost of living grants” of up to $250 to qualified library workers, librarians, and staff from public, school, and academic... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Los Angeles Rams Player Donates $10,000 To Feed Front Line Medical Personnel

(APRIL 16, 2020)--Sebastian Joseph-Day the starting nose tackle for the Los Angeles Rams donates $10,000 to the Edward Charles Foundation in Beverly Hills. Joseph-Day’s donation will feed 250 front line medical personnel and their families. The COVID-19 medical workers who will be fed from Joseph-Day’s donation will be employees of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The meal donation will take place to feed the non-profit healthcare organization today, Thursday through the Edward Charles Foundation. Joseph-Day wanted to contribute to the local COVID-19 relief efforts... Read more →

Army Corps Constructing Alternate Care Facilities in NJ

Contractors work on lighting and ventilation as part of construction at the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, N.J. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is working with FEMA and the state to expand capacity at medical facilities as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. USACE awarded a contract to Conti Federal Services, LLC to convert the hospital’s gymnasium into a 30-bed facility. Construction began on April 9, 2020. PHILADELPHIA --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is... Read more →

Custom Canvas Painting and Other Head-Turning Housewarming Gift Ideas

When it comes to marking such a special occasion, a watercolor portrait or personalized gifts will go the extra mile An alluring painting of a rustic rural barn. Photo into canvas painting at its finest (Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 15, 2020)--Moving to a new home is a big deal for many. If your friend, relative or colleague (it always pays to impress the boss) is hosting a housewarming party—and you're invited—buying a gift is the right thing to do. It's a housewarming etiquette. In fact, housewarming gifts are... Read more →

Virtua Health Shines Blue with Gratitude

(Marlton, NJ…) Over the next few days, all Virtua Health hospitals will be bathed in a blue glow. The hospitals’ exteriors will be up-lit with blue lights, Virtua’s signature color, as an extension of the “Be a Light" initiative encouraging all of South Jersey to light their homes at night in support of first responders, health care workers, and all others affected by the coronavirus. “Virtua truly appreciates our deep connection with the communities we serve,” said Chrisie Scott, Virtua’s senior VP and chief marketing... Read more →

How Much Will You Receive from Coronavirus Unemployment; State by State Breakdown

Here's the maximum, annualized salary you can expect under the new Coronavirus unemployment benefit in each state. By Kathy Morris & Chris Kolmar The past month has seen a record breaking surge in unemployment. Millions of American workers have unexpectedly lost their jobs in an uncertain job market where many businesses are shut down. Understandably, the newly unemployed masses have turned to unemployment to help scrape by. Fortunately, the new coronavirus stimulus package has provisions to help the unemployed during this difficult time. click here... Read more →

CNB Opinion: A Change is Needed, and Needed Fast

"If this government-ordered shutdown continues for much more than another week or two, the human cost of job losses and bankruptcies will exceed what most Americans imagine." ~Wall Street Journal Op-Ed William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor What this Coronavirus Pandemic is doing to the United States of America is beyond belief. Never in recent memory has anything like this happened in our country. If someone had told you in January that the government would... Stop you from going to work Force you to... Read more →

Coast Guard graduates newest enlisted members; rescheduling inbound recruits amid COVID-19

Release Date: Apr. 03, 2020 CAPE MAY – Today the U.S. Coast Guard announced it will graduate 64 new recruits from the 8-week program at Training Center Cape May, N.J., but will reschedule shipment of new recruits to bootcamp as it adapts to the COVID-19 emergency. The graduates will be heading to cutters, stations, and other Coast Guard units on the front line of Coast Guard operations. Of the graduates, 58 are Active Duty and 6 are Reserve members. All graduating recruits will be provided... Read more →

SJI Commits $100,000 to Aid New Jersey Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Contributions to support the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and local hospitals FOLSOM, NJ, March 31, 2020 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) announced today that it is committing $100,000 to support COVID-19 pandemic response efforts across the state. “We recognize the extraordinary needs facing our medical and first responder communities as a result of this global pandemic,” said Mike Renna, President and CEO, SJI. “We are proud to be able to make a contribution that directly supports the life-saving work being done in the communities we... Read more →

Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association Support Health Care Workers

From Left: Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner, who also serves as the President of the New Jersey State Chiefs Association; Claudio Pawlus from Claudio’s Pizza Kitchen in Cape May Court House; Director Thomas DePaul of the Cape May County Police Academy; Bob Williams from Hugit’s Steaks and Things in Cape May Court House; and Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Paul Skill, who also serves as President of the Cape May County Chiefs Association. The Cape May County Chiefs of Police... Read more →

New Jersey: Gun Shop Closure Reversed in New Jersey!

Source: https://www.nraila.org/ On Saturday, March 21, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 107 which shut down the state’s background check system and ruled gun shops non-essential, closing down gun shops along with most other businesses in the state. By executive fiat, the Governor unilaterally ended all purchases of firearms in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy has been one of the most anti-gun Governors in the country, but freedom loving Americans scored a critical victory today when the Governor announced in a press conference that he... Read more →

Miranda Holliday of Columbus NJ Awarded Miranda Family Fellowship

READING, PA (03/30/2020)-- Albright College senior Miranda Holliday of Columbus, N.J., has earned a Miranda Family Fellowship - awarded to Miranda Holliday passionate college juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who are studying music, theater or dance. Holliday, majoring in theatre and political science at Albright, received the news directly from Luis A. Miranda Jr., father of Broadways' Lin-Manuel Miranda. The fellowship offers generous financial support as well as guidance from Lin Manuel Miranda's professional development network. The Miranda Family Fellowship is a mentoring program,... Read more →

Barnegat High School Teen Is a Finalist

in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Statewide Drug Prevention Music Competition Millburn, NJ — A local teen has earned recognition for her original substance use prevention song created for the 16th annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs high school music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. The music competition’s Prevention Concert was set to be held on April 3rd at the Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank. Due to the COVID-19... Read more →

GOOD NEWS FOR Small Businesses in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday a new relief fund for small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The $100 million COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) will provide loans up to $100,000 for businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. “My top priority is to save Pennsylvania lives, then save their livelihoods,” Wolf said. “I am utilizing every resource available to assist Pennsylvania’s business during this incredibly difficult time, and this small business funding availability is a step in the... Read more →

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members from New Jersey

BATON ROUGE, LA (03/26/2020)-- The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Dominic Van Blarcom of Berlin (08009) at Pennsylvania State University Stephanie Martinez of Burlington (08016) at Widener University Isabella Badolato of Marlton (08053) at Widener University Rebecca McQuade of Medford (08055) at Widener University Ann Sneddon of Mount Laurel (08054) at Widener University Dante Enos of Sewell (08080) at Ithaca College Jessica Iannucci of... Read more →

NJ's 101 North Eatery & Bar Taking Part in Great American Takeout Day

(Tuesday March 24, 2020)- Today has been named the in order to support restaurants around the country. During the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 many restaurants have been forced to adapt to meet the needs of their local community. L.A’s 101 North Eatery & Bar made instant changes including no-contactcurbside take out and delivery options. With free delivery the Great American Takeout movement can benefit consumers too! Can’t find what you need at the store? Place an order with 101 North and find all of the... Read more →

*Tuckahoe Craftsmen & Home Spring Show event!

Visitors will find everything they need for Spring decorating and home remodeling Tuckahoe, New Jersey, April 4-5, 2020 from 10am to 4pm: The Spring in TuckahoeCraftsmen & Home Event is coming to the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe, NJ, on April 4-5, from 10am to 4pm.This two- day gathering of artists, craftsmen, home improvement and direct sales vendors has something for everyone. Over 80 vendors are expected to participate, and the event is held indoors. Visitors to the show will find wood... Read more →

Newest BackgroundChecks.org Report Uncovers Top US School Districts for 2020

March 10, 2020 — BackgroundChecks.org recently announced the 2020 Top School District Rankings for every state in the US. The analysis covers a variety of metrics for over 10,000 schools, highlighting the districts that have produced and fostered the highest-quality educational environments for its students. Which school districts made the top of the list in New Jersey? Ridgewood Public School District Livingston Board of Education School District Millburn Township School District Westfield Public School District Bernards Township School District See the full report and list... Read more →

Students from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls Raising Funds for Special Education

Over 200 students from Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in the Tacony section of Philadelphia are coming together to participate in their annual Dance-A-Rama. The evening’s festivities will raise funds for Our Lady of Confidence Day School (OLC), one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education, through Catholic Social Services campaign. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls – Auditorium 7320 Torresdale Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136 **Please see editor’s note for additional directions** For the 3rd... Read more →