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Camden County DCA Grant Application Includes Nearly $400,000 for City of Gloucester City

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(October 11, 2021)----The County of Camden is holding a virtual public hearing, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 10 AM for the purpose to announce it intends to apply to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for: $370,684 in Community Development Block Grant CV1 funds for Gloucester City and $1,343,678 in Community Development Block Grant CV2 funds, which were made available through the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136. The County has determined that the best and most effective way to address community needs and prepare, prevent, and respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is to establish... Read more →


The Avalon Volunteer Fire Company building will be expanded

New Traffic Plan Behind Public Safety Complex The Avalon Volunteer Fire Company building will be expanded over the course of the next few years and areas including and around the firehouse will be a construction zone for the duration of this work. The initial phase of this work is expected to begin during the week of October 4th. Drivers should be aware that for a period of three to four weeks, the two handicapped parking spots adjacent to the Avalon Senior Center will be temporarily relocated in order for underground work to be performed safely. The ramp to the Avalon... Read more →


Symphony in C names Lisa Roche to the Board of Directors

(Collingswood, NJ) Symphony in C is pleased to announce the annual Board appointments including Haddonfield resident and business owner Lisa Roche to its Board of Directors. Lisa Roche is the Owner of Nagare, a wellness center in Haddonfield, NJ that focuses on holistic healing through The GYROTONIC® Method, Reiki and Sound Healing. She has dedicated her life to helping others heal with a combination of movement, reiki, aromatherapy and music to stimulate the brain and nervous system to treat physical symptoms utilizing the entire body’s innate systems. Lisa is a wife and mother to 2 wonderful children. She is also... Read more →


Archdiocesan HS Students Named Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship ProgramNAMED SEMIFINALISTS IN THE 

PHILADELPHIA PA --Seven students representing six Archdiocesan high schools throughout the five-county region recently learned that they were named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program. These exceptional students are among approximately 16,000 to earn this distinction in the 67th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. They have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered in spring 2022. To become a Finalist, the Semifinalists along with their high school, must submit a scholarship application detailing the individual student academic records, participation in school and community activities,... Read more →


Thirteen Local Projects Receive $75,000 in Funding for Open Space and Resiliency

Through Atlantic City Electric’s Sustainable Communities Program Grants support clean, safe parks redevelopment, pollinator habitats, wooded spaces, terrapin habitats, and more MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 29, 2021) – Atlantic City Electric, together with its program administrator Sustainable Jersey, have chosen 13 local municipalities to receive $75,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects in South Jersey. This funding is provided as part of Atlantic City Electric’s Sustainable Communities Grant program, which provides funding to support open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, environmental conservation and innovative community resiliency projects. “Climate change and its social and environmental... Read more →


Avalon Volunteer FD Awarded $571,428 from FEMA to purchase 120 dual-band radios

Avalon — Avalon Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $571,428 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the purchase of 120 dual-band radios, Chief Ed Dean announced today. “This is a major win not only for Avalon, but for the eleven other departments and communities that partnered with us in this application,” Dean said. “By making the switch from our current VHF radios to dual-bands, all of our departments will be able to better coordinate efforts before arrival on scene and maintain safety while performing our firefighting duties.” The money comes from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program... Read more →


All Soul'D Out Coming to Thomas Murphy's Pub, 157 S. Burlington St., Gloucester City

Featured Artist Open Mic Series. All Soul'd Out.... Where Soul Food Meets Food for your soul Location : Thomas Murphy's Pub, 157 South Burlington Street, Gloucester City, NJ Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Hosted by RonSyncere and Ray La' Mar, Live Music by The Sideby Sol Band, Full bar and Soulfood available on location Date and time Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 8:00 PM – Sat, Sep 25, 2021, 12:00 AM EDT Read more →


Miss America Organization 2021 MAOTeen Fundraising Scholarship Winners; Two from New Jersey Named

SEWELL, N.J., Aug. 25, 2021 – The Miss America Organization is proud to announce the fundraising scholarship winners from the 2021 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition. The organization awarded more than $100,000 in cash scholarships with seven universities making in-kind tuition scholarships available, totaling nearly $30 million in awards to Candidates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, Alabama, received the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2022. In addition to a $30,000 scholarship, LeBlanc received an additional $500 for top overall interview and $500 for top talent in the preliminary competition. An additional... Read more →


Joe Townsend (JT) Long-Time Gloucester City, Brooklawn, Bellmawr Letter Carrier Headed to Greener Pastures

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 27, 2021)--Joe Townsend, aka JT, has finally decided the time has come to end his lustrous career as a Letter Carrier. His last day will be Saturday, August 28. Joe actually started with the post office when they had the Pony Express. Yep, he has been around that long. Ask him he will gladly show you the blisters he got from that saddle, back in the day. On second thought, that is not a pretty sight, it is best you don't. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ The Gloucester City Post Office crew,... Read more →


New Jersey Third Grader Donates 200 Personal Care Backpacks

For Patients at Cooper University Health Care (CAMDEN CITY NJ) Eight-year-old Lily Cuticchia of Haddon Township, NJ, is back at it again, opening her heart and hands to help others in need. The soon-to-be third-grader St. Rose of Lima Catholic School recently visited Cooper University Hospital to donate more than 200 backpacks filled with blankets and personal care items to help homeless patients receiving care at Cooper’s emergency department and addiction medicine program. It was in 2020 during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic that Lily first began her outreach efforts on behalf of Cooper patients. At that time,... Read more →


Independent Concerned Citizens Challenging Gloucester City Incumbent Democrats in November's Election

UPDATED/CORRECTION The number of seats opened for this election is two not four as previously stated. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 22, 2021)(CNBNews)--For decades the City of Gloucester City has been controlled by the Democrat Party. No one has challenged their total control of the city for all those years. A group of CONCERNED CITIZENS, led by former Mayor Bob Bevan, has joined together to change that one Party rule. The organization is looking for candidates to run in the upcoming November election as Independents who will not be affiliated with any political party. The... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS! NJ Hall of Fame/NJ Education Assn. Essay Contest Winners

Newark, N.J. – The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) and New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 essay contest titled Who Belongs in the New Jersey Hall of Fame. In the middle school category, the committee chose Hanna Juma, an eighth grader at Glassboro Intermediate School in Glassboro for her essay on Mark Chitkwesit Mexhaniat “Quiet Hawk” Gould, the elected chief of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. Naima Bari, a ninth grader at Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy in Passaic, was selected in the high school category for her essay on Nobel... Read more →


Brady Small Commits To Army; Who IS That Person?; Gcity's RE Market Booming; Teens Gone Crazy; PHOTOS

UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Image source Brady Small Twitter page BRADY SMALL COMMITS TO WEST POINT--Mount Ephraim resident Brady Small, a St. Augustine star football player has committed to the Black Nights for his college education,according to the Press of Atlantic City. Small, a rising senior defensive tackle at St. Augustine Prep, committed last Sunday to play for the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, for the 2022 season. Small, at 6-foot-2, 285 pounds, was recruited by the Black Knights to play on the defensive line. He said the coaches there, especially defensive line... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: FATHER JUDGE HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES MULTI-MILLION  DOLLAR COMMITMENT

Larry Berran ’89 and Mike Sicilia ’89, Two Global Software Executives and Faulkner Automotive Group provided initial support for the school’s Capital Campaign, which will launch broadly in the fall of 2021. Father Judge High School and The Friends of Father Judge High School, Inc. (The Friends) recently received multi-million dollar commitments from Larry Berran ’89, the Chief Executive Officer of iPipeline, Mike Sicilia ’89, the Executive Vice President of Oracle’s Global Business Units, and the Faulkner Automotive Group. Supporters of Father Judge High School are investing in strategic initiatives to benefit a diverse spectrum of students. The school is... Read more →


Freedom Mortgage Kicks Off 2021 Rucksacks to Backpacks Campaign

Company provides many children of military families with brand new backpacks and school supplies to help them prepare for Back-to-School At the end of June, Freedom Mortgage, one of the largest full-service mortgage companies and the top VA and top FHA (government-insured) lender in the U.S., announced the start of its annual Rucksacks to Backpacks campaign to provide school supplies for the children of active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists. Money raised from the campaign, now in its ninth year, will enable children in grades K-8 to pick the school supplies they need at distribution events through nine USO... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: NJ WILL REPLACE ALL LEAD WATER PIPES IN NEXT DECADE

On Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills that aim to replace every single lead water pipe in the state within the next decade. The $2.65 billion effort will be paid for via water companies and perhaps federal funding. This makes New Jersey the first state in the nation to have a "hard target" to get rid of lead pipes, an expert at New Jersey Policy Perspective says. (NorthJersey) "[The project to rid the state of lead water service lines is] not going to just be wishful thinking. It's going to be an achievable and an affordable reality," Gov. Phil... Read more →


Lottery Winners in Camden and Morris Counties

One Camden and One Morris County Tickets Win $10,000 Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $117,000,000 TRENTON (July 14, 2021) – There were two third-tier prizewinning tickets sold for the Tuesday, July 13, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. Those tickets were purchased at the following locations: Camden County: Wawa #8402, 2428 Route 38, Cherry Hill; and, Morris County: Quick Chek #24, 93 West Hanover, Morris Plains. In addition to the third-tier prizes won, 25 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth... Read more →


CNBNews Cheer and Jeers for JUNE/JULY 2021

CHEER—A total of 137 households in Camden County will share $215,000 from 92 people in eight United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations, as well as other church agencies, to abolish medical debt, the group announced recently. Together, the UCC has abolished more than $9 million in medical debt in four states, including more than $8 million in New Jersey. Their latest debt-relief campaign raised $65,522.21, according to the UCC. JEER—Sunday, July 4, 2021, a day that families and friends gather to thank our forefathers who died and fought for our Independence. That is what the agenda for the day is... Read more →


*Burlington County 's Straight to Treatment Program

What is Straight … to Treatment? It is a program created to help those who are caught in the powerful grip of addiction and substance abuse – but would like to break free – with the opportunity to be connected to a program to assist them with overcoming their addiction. Who operates the program? The program was created by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and is operated in conjunction with the police departments of Evesham Township, Pemberton Township, Mount Holly and the City of Burlington, along with Oaks Integrated Care, Solstice Counseling and Wellness Center, Hand ‘n’ Heart and Maryville... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering through Gloucester City, and Haddon Lake, Audubon (Chapter X)

UPDATED GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 14, THE DAY COMING TO AN END--One night last week around 9:15 PM we caught the last glimpse of daylight before the dark sky of night closed over the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City. We took the photo with the Apple iPhone 11 LOVE YOUR MONEY--The new Gloucester High football field and running track around the field is finished. Work on the $1.3 million jobs began at the beginning of the year and ended in May. The arrow is pointing to two members of the construction crew putting the finishing touches on the field.... Read more →


GOOD NEWS:NJ Public Health and Business Programs Launch Innovative Dual Degree

EWING, NJ June 10, 2021 – The graduate programs of the public health department and business school at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) are partnering to launch a fast-track dual Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Master in Public Health (MPH) degree in fall 2021. This affordable joint program will be taught with a combination of online and in-person instruction. Applicants can enroll immediately until August 6th. The combined degree was developed partially in response to enrolled TCNJ student and alumni demand. The public health department in TCNJ’s School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science ranks 33rd in the... Read more →


Virtua Health’s Mobile Grocery Store Celebrates 1,000th Customer

The rolling supermarket marked the milestone with balloons, gifts, and recognition of its 1,000th shopper (WILLINGBORO, NJ) Since hitting the road in February, Virtua Health’s “Eat Well” Mobile Grocery Storehas taken off! The store-on-wheels – which brings healthy, affordable food to six South Jersey communities in need each week – recently served its 1,000th customer. "People are really enthusiastic about the Mobile Grocery Store," said April Schetler, assistant vice president of community health engagement at Virtua Health, South Jersey's largest health system. "We've already exceeded our three-month goal of 720 transactions by more than 20 percent – getting even more... Read more →


The 100 Safest Cities: 29 Of Those Cities Are In NJ

SALT LAKE CITY –May 24, 2021 – 7:00 a.m. SafeWise, the leading resource for all things safety and security, announced today the release of its 100 Safest Cities report for 2021—with Hopkinton, Massachusetts taking the number one spot. See the full report here: https://www.safewise.com/safest-cities-america/ SafeWise names Hopkinton, Massachusetts the safest city in the U.S. with zero violent crime incidents per 1,000 residents and 1.61 property crime incidents per 1,000 residents, according to the latest available FBI crime data. The SafeWise report notes the 100 Safest Cities boast a collective violent crime rate that’s 92% lower than the national average. In... Read more →


Johnson Wins Long Jump, 4x400 Meter Relay Takes 1st; Beasley 4x400 Meter Relay, Earns All-American

ROWAN FINISHES FOURTH GREENSBORO, NC – Rowan’s Ahmir Johnson won the long jump and the 4x400 meter relay took first place at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships on Saturday, May 29 at the Irwin Belk Track Complex. Jah’mere Beasley and the 4x100 meter relay earned All-America. Rowan finished fourth in the team scoring with 41 points. The 4x400 meter relay of Amara Conte, Hunter Barbieri, Justin Bishop and Francis Terry ran a winning time of 3:11.81. The relay received 10 points and moved the Profs up to fourth in the team scoring past Wis.-La Crosse (39) after... Read more →


Rowan student-athletes received NJAC Weekly honors

Jah’mere Beasley and Eli Atiya and Victor Cruz PITMAN, NJ – A trio of Rowan student-athletes received NJAC Weekly honors for May 24 – Jah’mere Beasley of the men’s track & field team and Eli Atiya and Victor Cruz of the baseball team. All three were part of the NJAC champion teams in their sports and additionally, all will be headed to the NCAA Championships this week with their squads. Beasley (Camden, NJ) was named the Track Athlete of the Week for the fourth time this season. Running at Rowan’s Last Chance meet, the sophomore ran a 10.48 in the... Read more →


Catholic Charities & ShopRite Ending Hunger Together

Catholic Charities receives funding from annual ShopRite Partners in Caring Program “Ending Hunger Together” was a most appropriate contest theme for the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest, sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills. Wallybeth Figueroa, Catholic Charities senior case manager in Gloucester County, and Kevin Hickey (right), executive director, accept a donation from West Deptford ShopRite store director Mike Ross. The pandemic did not stop ShopRite associates from carrying out this annual campaign during “Hunger Action Month” in September, when they rallied to collect donations from customers to support the fight against hunger. Each year, ShopRite and General... Read more →


CNB Tips/Snippets:

Area Schools Getting Millions; Waterfront Restaurant/Storage Facility for Brooklawn

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews LOVE YOUR MONEY--Washington has announced it is sending $2.765 billion to the state of New Jersey's Department of Education to be dispensed to school districts throughout the state. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files According to the Courier Post, the Camden City School District will receive the highest amount of funding – $100 million – under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund in the ARP Act. The funding formula is based on Title 1 No Child Left Behind standing and other factors. A random list of schools in the Camden County region and the money... Read more →


Good News for Gloucester Township Residents....Overall Crime Has Drop Significantly

Gloucester Township, New Jersey is pleased to report that the overall reported criminal offenses (overall crime) have dropped by 12.26% from the previous year. Violent crimes also dropped 15.63%, making the great community of Gloucester Township an even safer place! “A safe community is a great community. Gloucester Township Police Department is committed to serving our community to make it as safe as possible! While we are pleased with this crime reduction – we are not yet satisfied! We are committed to improve and find better ways to solve problems so that we can make Gloucester Township even safer for... Read more →


Good News: Camden Academy Charter HS Students Will Have New Opportunites

Camden City, N.J. – Students at Camden Academy Charter High School will have new opportunities to earn a four-year college degree under a new partnership with Camden County College and Stockton University. Camden Academy will host a signing ceremony with representatives of the three schools at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30 at the high school, 250 Federal St. Camden Academy students currently participating in the College (NOW)! Program along with 60 students in grades 8-11, who are eligible, will be in attendance. Parking will be available at Camden Academy. Media are asked to RSVP to Audrey Jacobson at Camden... Read more →


Growing Up Gloucester Without Internet, Computers, Television or Cell Phones

UPDATED with new information below the original article William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The "Rough & Ready" guys are (bottom) from left, Jungle Murphy, Pete Coppola, Bob Grub, Beaver, Butch Shaffer (circle), Jake Burkardt, Bill "Wiby" Yeager, Frank "Reds" Grandizio, Jim Clements, Stanley Schellcroft. (photo provided) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--(April 26, 2021)--The other day we had a surprise visit from our long-time friend Howard Butch Shaffer. Butch has been living in South Carolina for some time but he was born and raised in Gloucester City. Invariably we got talking about our memories of Gloucester back in the day without the... Read more →


Winslow Township Elementary School 2021 U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon School

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP NJ (APRIL 22, 2021)--The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Winslow Township Middle School is among the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Winslow Township Middle School, located in Winslow Township, Camden County, NJ, was nominated by the New Jersey Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award recognizes excellence in three areas: Pillar I: Reduce environmental impact and cost; Pillar II: Improve the health and wellness of students and staff; and Pillar III: Provide environmental and sustainability education, incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways. Winslow Township... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Gloucester City People Come Together to Plant Trees on Mercer Street

NJ Tree Foundation Plants 41 Trees on Mercer Street April 21, 2021 - On Saturday, April 17th, the New Jersey Tree Foundation planted 41 trees along Mercer Street, North Brown Street, and North Johnson Boulevard in Gloucester City. The streets have lost a number of mature trees in recent years, and much of the block was left barren. Now, Cherries, Lilacs, and Hornbeams will provide pops of color and shade all along the street. Trees are a great way to address a multitude of issues. Not only do they help to clean our air and water, but they can help... Read more →


Gloucester Township Municipal Hall Will Open to the Public April 26

Message from Mayor David Mayer: “Dear Residents! I know the past year has been difficult for all of us. Throughout the pandemic, municipal employees have been on-site conducting business with the public virtually. I’m happy to say, as of Monday, April 26th, 2021, the Municipal Hall, Department of Public Works, and the Recreation Center are open to the public. Please note Court will not be operating in person just yet but will still continue operations remotely. Please continue to follow all the recommended health precautions while inside, and do not hesitate to reach out to my office should you have... Read more →


NJIT in Newark, Among Organizations to Receive Funds from $11 Million Grant

NEW YORK (April 19, 2021) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the selection of six organizations to receive a total of $11 million in grants to provide training and technical assistance to communities across the country under the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program, including New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, N.J. Much of the technical assistance will be provided to communities in underserved and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods - places where environmental cleanup and new jobs are most needed. This assistance is available to all stakeholders and comes at no cost to communities. It... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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),”... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 →