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Investors Bank Kicks-Off New Year with Competition for Small Businesses

Two Grand Prize Winners to Receive A Prize Package Valued at More than $100,000 in Easy-to-Enter Competition in New York/New Jersey SHORT HILLS, N.J. – Investors Bank is kicking-off 2020 by inviting small businesses in New York and New Jersey to compete for a prize package valued at more than $100,000. The easy-to-enter Investors Bank Movers & Shakers Small Business Competition is open to businesses with between $2 million and $20 million in revenue and less than 100 employees, headquartered or conducting the majority of... Read more →


Rock Band from Gloucester City Releases New Album

The Warhawks, a rock-band from Gloucester City photo courtesy of New Jersey Stage GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 17, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)--The Warhawks, a rock-band from Gloucester City, NJ have released a brand new EP titled Stardust Disco, according to NewJerseyStage.com This EP finds the band shedding some skin from their last release, Never Felt So Good, and showing off their appreciation for pop music. Just think of some of the more radio friendly hits of bands like The Clash and Pixies mixed with the beautiful vocal arrangements... Read more →


ALEX KARRAS FINALLY VOTED INTO PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

By Raymond Rolak Sports Editor NEW YORK-- The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio announced that Lions Defensive Tackle Alex Karras was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 15-person Centennial Slate for the Class of 2020. Alex Karras hosting Saturday Night Live in 1985 with guests Billy Crystal and Tina Turner. This special added class into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was expanded to celebrate the National Football League Centennial. Karras was known as the... Read more →


DEP MODIFIES HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM GRANT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS,

EXTENDS DEADLINE TO PROVIDE MORE FLEXIBILITY TO APPLICANTS TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection has extended by 15 days the deadline for submission of applications for a $2.5 million grant program to fund projects to help reduce the occurrence of harmful algal blooms in the state. The decision to extend the deadline for the harmful algal bloom management grant program to Jan. 27 follows a meeting last month with potential applicants who were looking for more financial flexibility and improved guidance in order to... Read more →


American Legion provides over $1.1 million in grants to veteran families

The American Legion In January 2019, The American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program broke a single-month record in grant distribution – $1,030,163. Of the grants distributed, $1,000,500 assisted children of active duty Coast Guard servicemembers who were financially affected by the federal government shutdown. The government shutdown created a critical need of monetary assistance for active-duty U.S. Coast Guardsmen. And The American Legion answered their call for help by providing immediate financial support through the TFA program. But the financial need for veterans and... Read more →


Sewell Resident Barbara Glass Honored as Volunteer of the Year

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Andrea Kinsey, Volunteer Coordinator; Barbara Glass, Volunteer of the Year; and Linda Brennan, Volunteer Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of South Jersey’s Spirit of Community celebration. Glass was awarded the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award for her volunteer efforts with Samaritan. Marlton, NJ – Barbara Glass of Sewell, N.J. was recently honored with the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award through her volunteer efforts with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. The Volunteer of the Year Award, given by the... Read more →


UPPITY: THE WILLY T. RIBBS STORY (video)

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 8, 2020) – Chassy Media announced today that UPPITY: THE WILLY T. RIBBS STORY, the incredible true story of Willy T. Ribbs, the first Black driver to win a Trans-Am race, test a Formula One car and race in the Indy 500, is now available for purchase at Chassy.com. The film is co-directed by podcaster and comedian Adam Carolla and Nate Adams (THE 24 HOUR WAR and SHELBY AMERICAN: THE CARROLL SHELBY STORY). Willy T. Ribbs was the Jackie Robinson of... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Announces Tenth Annual First Responder Grant Program

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (January 8, 2020) – Recognizing the bravery and commitment of volunteer firefighters and first responders, New Jersey American Water announces its 2020 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located within the company’s service areas. “We are proud to continue to support the brave men and women who volunteer their time and risk their lives to protect our communities. This program is just one way we say thank you to these everyday heroes,” said... Read more →


Gloucester Township Celebrates 325th Anniversary!

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--June 2020 marks the 325th anniversary since Gloucester Township’s incorporation in 1695. Gloucester Township has big plans to celebrate its anniversary with various exciting events that will continue throughout the year to celebrate the past, present, and future of our town. The township along with members of our community’s service organizations are currently coordinating activities to celebrate this commemorative event. To kick off the anniversary festivities, we will be hosting an anniversary parade in early May as a way to commemorate our town’s... Read more →


Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner, State of NJ-DOT Elected IBTTA Second Vice-President

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is pleased to announce that Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner, State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, will serve as the association’s Second Vice-President. IBTTA is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve tolling. Gutierrez-Scaccetti was elected Second Vice-President by the membership during IBTTA’s 87th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Nova Scotia, Canada, this past September. The meeting brought together more than 800 transportation leaders from 23... Read more →


12 New Jersey Residents Win Heartlander's Gift Cards to Spot Marketplace in Vineland

(VINELAND, NJ – January 6, 2020) – Shopping this holiday season was made a little easier for twelve New Jersey residents. The dozen lucky New Jersey Heartlander’s to win a $25 gift card to The Spot Marketplace in Vineland, NJ, included: Terry Pettit of Minotola Alison Auble of Linwood Frank Copeland of Blackwood Ernestine Ryan of Waterford Works Anita McMasters Sneddon of Gloucester City Nate Snyder of Vineland Cynthia Bodden of Millville Rose Amoroso of Williamstown Angie Tarr of Clarksboro Beth Accordino of Clarksboro Michelle... Read more →


St. Vincent DePaul Society and Knights of Columbus support local neighbors in need for Christmas

By admin - BERLIN, NJ--Local Neighbors-in-need in the St. Simon Stock Parish area are provided with Christmas Food Bags of ingredients for a holiday dinner. Seniors and Veterans at Veterans Haven receive gift cards. Elementary age children in our families-in-need of food assistance receive toys! St. Simon Stock Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Archangel Knights of Columbus Council 7429 have collected food, toys and gift cards from parishioners, people, and businesses in our community. A total of 148 families have signed... Read more →


The Top 5 New Jersey Lottery Prizes of 2019

TRENTON (Dec. 31, 2019) – New Jersey Lottery is closing out 2019 and looking to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. More than 40 prizes over $1,000,000 were won in 2019! Here’s a quick look at the top five prizes won by New Jersey players in 2019. 1: $273,000,000 - Mega Millions The Mega Millions drawing on March 1, 2019, produced a $273,000,000 jackpot winning ticket in Phillipsburg, Warren County. The prize was claimed by Michael Weirsky of Alpha, New Jersey. Michael almost missed the... Read more →


How to Plan a Christian Wedding Ceremony

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 2, 2019)--There are 2.4 million weddings each year in the United States. If you're engaged, congratulations! Now it's time to start planning. Planning your wedding can be quite a challenge. It's important to remember what's important to you in order to keep your priorities straight. If you want a Christian-focused wedding, remember to keep it at the forefront of your planning. Looking to have the perfect Christian wedding ceremony? We're here to help. Here are our tips for planning a Christian wedding. Marriage Preparation... Read more →


PART I: A Look at Gloucester City's Top Stories in 2019

Brooklawn's Two Street Stompers Ready for New Year's Day; Their Theme is "Mummers University" Monday, December 31, 2018 BROOKLAWN, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(December 31, 2018)--Brooklawn's Two Street Stompers held their last practice Saturday and are looking forward to their annual march in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade on New Year's Day. This is their 41st parade.... Read more → Westville Joins Gloucester County EMS Tuesday, January 01, 2019 Westville is the 21st town to join GCEMS Westville Twp., NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger and Freeholder... Read more →


Yuma Mayor Withdraws Proclamation Thanks to Trump’s Successful Efforts to Confront Border Crisis

WASHINGTON — Today, Mayor of Yuma, Arizona, Douglas Nicholls, at a meeting with Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Ken Cuccinelli, withdrew an April 2019 local State of Emergency proclamation regarding the ongoing security and humanitarian crisis on the Southwest border. Mayor Nicholls officially issued the proclamation on April 16, 2019, after the historic flow of illegal immigration caused thousands of illegal aliens to be released into his city. The mayor credits successful efforts by the Trump Administration in... Read more →


Christmas tree recycling – a Delaware post-holiday tradition – carries on statewide for 2019/2020

Take your tree to a yard waste site or contact your waste collector DOVER (Dec. 26, 2019) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control encourages Delawareans to recycle your Christmas tree at one of many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state, or to place your tree curbside for recycling. Whatever route you and your Christmas tree may take toward recycling, it’s always a good post-holiday destination that benefits the state environmentally. “Recycling Christmas trees has been an environmentally-friendly tradition in the... Read more →


A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

"Among the many gifts that we buy and receive, let us not forget the true gift: To give each other something of ourselves, to give each other something of our time, to open our time to God. In this way Anxiety disappears, Joy is born, and the Feast is created. " ~ Pope Benedict XVI Thank you for your support and loyalty over the past year..... from all of us at CNBNews BEST WISHES Bill & Connie Cleary ... Gloucestercitynews.net since 2006 Read more →


PATCO Unveils Brand New Elevator at Haddonfield Station

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks next step in progression of expansive elevator project Pictured left to right are DRPA CEO and PATCO President John Hanson, PATCO General Manager John Rink, Haddonfield Mayor Neal Rochford and Borough of Haddonfield Commissioner Colleen Bianco Bezich. Commuters in Haddonfield received an early holiday gift Thursday morning as PATCO held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the official opening of the station’s elevator. The event was at the Haddonfield Station on December 19, 2019. “Today is an exciting time to be here, cut the... Read more →


VACANCY - BROOKLAWN BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER

Requirements: Must be a citizen and resident of Brooklawn 1 year immediately preceding appointment Must be able to read and write Must be registered to vote in Brooklawn Must have no interest directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the Board Must not be disqualified from membership for the conviction of certain crimes. (Within 30 days of election or appointment to the board, a member must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the state Department of Education.) All interested parties please... Read more →


Makaylea Vicari of Monroeville Inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success

LORETTO, PA (12/19/2019)-- Makaylea Vicari of Monroeville (08343), Physician Assistant Science major at Saint Francis University, has been inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. The Saint Francis University chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) held its first induction ceremony of the 2019-2020 academic year on Saturday, December 7th at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness. 20 students were inducted into the NSLS and the event also recognized 1 additional member of the chapter who has completed... Read more →


AFSCME Local 2218 outreach program donates toys and necessities to families

Members work with Volunteers of America to give back ahead of Christmas holiday Hammonton, NJ – On December 20, 2019, the outreach committee of AFSCME Local 2218 donated toys, necessities, and passed out hot chocolate and donuts to local families at the Volunteers of America location in Glassboro. Awol Alhassan, President of Local 2218 which represents hundreds of employees at Ancora Psychiatric Facility in Hammonton, says that he formed the outreach committee to give back to the community that has given the employees so much... Read more →


Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Trustees approved Nearly $2M to support NJ nonprofit organizations

At their final board meeting of the year, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Trustees approved $1,953,500 million to support New Jersey nonprofit organizations for work in the arts, education, environment, informed communities, and other areas, bringing the total amount awarded in grants this year to more than $8.5 million. Dodge Trustees approved 53 grants at the board’s December meeting. They include five totaling $84,500 in Arts, 14 totaling $602,000 in Education, 23 totaling $948,000 in Environment, four totaling $126,000 in informed communities, and eight totaling $275,000... Read more →


United Methodist Communities Wins Four MarCom Awards

NEPTUNE, N.J., December 18, 2019 — United Methodist Communities (UMC) is the recipient of four 2019 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The MarCom Awards administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital, and web professionals. This year, they judged over 6,500 entries representing the United States, Canada, and 18 other countries. The fall 2018 issue of engage, UMC’s newsletter, took Platinum. With the theme, Then... Read more →


DNREC’s Natural Resources Police deliver 585 toys

to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Sgt. Brooke Mitchell, Officer Rebecca Schuman of the Environmental Crimes Unit, and Cpl. David Redgraves and Cpl. Andrew Manning of Delaware State Parks Natural Resources Police delivered 270 toys to the Dover Toys for Tots facility in Dover Dec. 16. DNREC photo/Joanna Wilson. DOVER (Dec. 18, 2019) – After a statewide gift-giving campaign throughout the holiday season, DNREC Natural Resources Police units from Delaware State Parks, the Division of... Read more →


HUD/VA Supporting 83 Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes in New Jersey

HUD-VASH voucher program to provide housing for 3,302 veterans nationwide NEW JERSEY – In a continuing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $29.3 million to 216 local public housing agencies (PHAs) across the country to provide a permanent home to veterans experiencing homelessness. In New Jersey, The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs; and the Long Branch, Jersey City, Atlantic City, and New Brunswick housing authorities will... Read more →


Avalon Receives $177,000 NJDOT Grant for Reconstruction of Portion of 69th Street

AVALON, NJ--The Borough of Avalon is receiving a $177,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The grant will be used for the Borough’s reconstruction of a portion of 69th Street between Dune Drive and Ocean Drive. The project is expected to begin in 2020. “We are very appreciative of the Department taking a close look at this project and providing funding to help defray costs for municipal taxpayers”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. “Avalon has been fortunate to submit competitive grant applications in... Read more →


Garden State Preservation Trust Approves $87 Million for Green Acres Projects

The DEP announced today that the Garden State Preservation Trust has approved nearly $87 million for Green Acres projects across the state. $26.4 million would go to municipal and county land acquisition, $46.3 million to local development of parks and recreation facilities, $5 million for local stewardship projects, $6.1 million for acquisition projects by nonprofits, $1.9 million for recreational development and $800,000 for nonprofit stewardship projects. The Legislature will now need to approve legislation to formally appropriate the funds for the recommended projects. “We are... Read more →


*ATTENTION GHS ALUMNUS CLASS OF 1965

Gloucestercitynews.net--GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--The Gloucester City High School Class of 1965 is preparing for their 55th class reunion in 2020, and is asking for help in locating any contact information for the following classmates. If you have any information about any of these folks that you could share please contact Frank Carrick at fcarrick@comcast.net or (856) 693-0758. image courtesy of Pinterest Read more →


MRC Volunteers Strengthen Communities during the Holiday Season and Beyond

The holiday season is a time for giving. We spend hours (sometimes weeks, months…) searching for and picking out the perfect gifts for friends and family. Many of us donate to non-profits and charitable organizations. We even give to ourselves – often taking important time off to unwind and connect with our loved ones. The holidays also offer an opportunity to give our time and skills to volunteer organizations and think of new ways to connect with our communities. This holiday season, consider donating your... Read more →


Glassboro Public Schools Donate $1,200 to Patients of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Glassboro, NJ – Students and staff of Glassboro High School (GHS) and Glassboro Intermediate School (GIS) recently made a special donation to Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The Glassboro Public School District collectively raised and donated $1,200, following a collaborative fundraising effort between the schools, which included a dress-down day, along with special help from the GHS Field Hockey Team and the GIS Girls Learning Our Worth (GLOW) club’s pink-ribbon sale. Shown in front of Glassboro faculty and high school students,... Read more →


Camden City Mayor Moran & Freeholder Rodriguez thank the SJ Federal Credit Union

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Mayor Frank Moran & Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez thank the South Jersey Federal Credit Union for their partnership & ongoing support of the annual Teddy's Toys holiday event on December 17, 2019 at Adventure Aquarium along the Camden Waterfront Read more →


Miss America 2020 Competition Preliminary Hosts and Judges Announced

Preliminary and Final Night Competition to be Streamed Live for the First Time. Uncasville, CT (December 10, 2019) – For the first time in Miss America history, the 2020 Miss America Competition Preliminaries will be live-streamed from the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 15, and Monday, December 16. The live stream will be produced by JC Productions and is sponsored by Dakota State University. In addition, the 2020 Miss America Competition broadcast will simultaneously be streamed on NBC.com on... Read more →


Rutgers‒Camden Nursing Students Visit Elderly Camden City Residents

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN – Yaazmyn Rosa’s weekly visit to Camden’s Northgate II affordable housing complex to help residents manage their healthcare needs is one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences in her education at Rutgers University‒Camden. Rosa and her classmates in the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program are among a team of health care workers and social workers who provide in-home consultations to solve complex care issues for elderly residents. “What you’re learning in class, you’re able to put it in... Read more →


SJ Gas 2019 First Responders Grant Program Winners

FOLSOM, NJ, December 11, 2019 – Today South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), announced the winners of its annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, seven grants totaling over $30,000 were awarded to local first responder departments. “At South Jersey Gas we’re proud to support the hardworking, dedicated first responders who serve our communities every day,” said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. “We are proud to partner with this year’s winners and support their continued efforts to make... Read more →