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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... 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,... 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.... 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,... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 10 years ago, and we are so proud to continue this tradition of giving back... 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, Jackson developed a Master Plan - a kind of personal mission statement for what she... 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 10,000 masks to organizations such as Mask for the People and Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.... 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 with a feeling of connection to the younger generation, as well as to their families.... 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 the hospital battling the coronavirus – including two-plus weeks on a ventilator – and was... 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 for their creative peer-to-peer substance use prevention artwork following the theme “Fun Things to Do... 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 evacuate the passengers. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay launched an aircrew aboard an... 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. Burkhardt said last week, "Some residents reported hearing what sounded like several gunshots in the... 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 donated food items were delivered for storage to the Caring for Friends warehouse in Northeast... 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. We all wish Cpl. Tracey Holmes a long and happy retirement! Address/Location Gloucester Township Police... Read more →