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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 pandemic, the concert will now be made available as an audio show set to air on... 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 right direction. It will help provide a little peace of mind to hundreds of small business... 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 Williamstown (08094) at Widener University Samantha Gatewood-Rivera of Willingboro (08046) at Widener University Gabrielle Scardino 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 essentials you need including: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, fresh bread, etc. In addition to takeout... 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 furniture, doll clothes, pet treats, bird houses, painted stemware, ceramics, glass arts, photography, outdoor furnishings, watercolors,... 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 of rankings: https://backgroundchecks.org/top-school-districts-in-new-jersey.html One of the main considerations for families looking to relocate is choosing a... 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 year the Dance-A-Rama was planned by student council officers and has received the support of the... Read more →


Gloucester City Announces Plans to Develop a Section of the Broadway Corridor

"I want to emphasize we have no intention of claiming homes/residences that are presently owner-occupied." ~ Dan Spencer, Gloucester City Mayor William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 6, 2020)--The City of Gloucester City mailed out a notice yesterday, (Thursday) to 172 residents and business owners about plans to spruce up properties along a section of the Broadway corridor. The area under consideration for redevelopment includes North Broadway from Carrs Hardware at Broadway and Paul Street south to Broadway and Market Street, and west to Atlantic Street including, Joy Street, the 600 and 500 blocks of Ridgeway, Cumberland,... Read more →


Atlantic Cape Archery Team Has Strong Showing at US Indoor National Event

MAYS LANDING, NJ (03/02/2020)-- The Atlantic Cape Community College Archery Team participated in the United States Indoor National Championships in Lancaster PA on February 23rd and 24th, 2020. Atlantic Cape was led by William Ebert and Sara Quigley, who both finished in 2nd place in the Male Recurve and Female Bowhunter Divisions, respectively. The United States Indoor National Championships take place across 10 venues throughout the country. Scores from all the venues are combined and the top 8 finishers in each division qualify for a National Championship Head to Head Elimination Final, taking place in Louisville, KY in March 2020. William... Read more →


1000's Attend St. Mary's/ Gloucester City Irish Parade (photos)

by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 3, 2020)--This year's parade, held Sunday, March 1, was "much bigger than last year", said Mayor Dan Spencer. "Between all the marchers and spectators it was estimated upwards of 5,000 people in town.'" Spencer said, "I would like to extend my appreciation to all of our parade sponsors especially the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, all of our great city employees from the Public Works Department, Police and Fire Departments, Camden County Special Events Department, Msgr. William Hodge from St. Mary’s, Charlie Kain, President of the New Jersey Irish Society, Tom Gurick our... Read more →


Scholarships Available for High School Seniors

The Camden County Hero Scholarship is pleased to announce its’ 2020 Scholarship Program. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving Camden County, or they themselves serve Camden County in a public safety capacity. One award will be presented in each field of service: law enforcement, fire, and EMS. A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gary R. Cline, Ret., Merchantville Police Department, will be offered to a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in law enforcement. A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gene Dannenfelser, Ret., Camden County Fire Marshal’s... Read more →


Inaugural Cardiology Reception Raises $180,000 for Cardiac Research and Education at Cooper

Earlier this week, more than 100 people gathered at Caffe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill for the Inaugural Cardiology Fundraising Reception, raising $180,000 for cardiac research and education at Cooper University Health Care. Cooper cardiologists Phillip A. Koren, MD, Fredric L. Ginsberg, MD, Kathleen Heintz, DO, Michael Rosenbloom, MD, and Perry J. Weinstock, MD, along with The Cooper Foundation, hosted the event in celebration of American Heart Month. All proceeds stay local and benefit cardiac patients right here in South Jersey. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States,” said Philip Koren, MD,... Read more →


State Launches Clean Up of Illegal Dumping Area Along Assunpink Creek

TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today joined Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, other city officials and volunteers to launch a community project to remove materials from a large illegal dumping site in Trenton as part of the DEP’s statewide environmental justice efforts. This is the first phase in the cleanup of the Amtico Square site and results from concerns residents raised at an environmental justice listening session held by Commissioner McCabe and the city last fall. “This cleanup is a direct, tangible response to concerns I heard from residents during an environmental justice listening session and is... Read more →


NORWESCAP AND THE TOWN OF PHILLIPSBURG PARTNER TO REVITALIZE THE SOUTH MAIN STREET DISTRICT

$125,000 Awarded by New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to Fund Revitalization Phillipsburg, New Jersey, February 26, 2020- The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) has approved a plan, jointly developed by the Town of Phillipsburg and Norwescap, to make improvements in the South Main Street District. The plan included input from hundreds of local residents, business leaders, elected officials and community-based organizations. Through its ‘Neighborhood Preservation Program, the NJ DCA will provide the Town of Phillipsburg with $125,000 in funding to focus on branding the district, coordinating and expanding events, and attracting complementary businesses through micro-grant opportunities. In... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Issues Road Closures/Parking Restrictions for St. Patrick's Parade

February 25, 2020 On Sunday, March 1st. the 5th. annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin on Johnson Blvd. at Monmouth Street at 1:00 pm. The parade will proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street, then south on King Street to Cumberland Street. In order to accommodate the parade, the following road closures/ no parking will be in place from 10:30 am until the Highway Dept. finished sweeping the parade route following the parade. When viewing the attached maps, all streets highlighted in yellow are closed to traffic and parking. Streets highlighted in pink are open, but parking is prohibited.... Read more →


Kirstin Lynch-Walsh Named 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year

(Sewell, NJ) – New Jersey Thespians, an affiliate of the Educational Theatre Association, have honored Kirstin Lynch-Walsh as the 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Lynch-Walsh is currently the teacher of Speech Arts & Dramatics for the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) School of Performing Arts. New Jersey Thespians honored theatre educators across the state for their commitment to theatre education and the promotion of the fine arts in his or her community. This is the second year that educators have been honored. “Kirstin is a prime example of a teacher who goes above and beyond for her students and... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: 2,462 Miles Walked by Legionnaire Buddies to Support Veterans

By Henry Howard The American Legion John Ring drew inspiration from a woman veteran who reached out in her time of need. She had lost her children before leaving the Army. After her service, she was dealing with the aftermath of military sexual trauma (MST), injuries and an addiction to Oxycontin. Ring tried to get her help from the Vet Court system in Chatham County, Ga. “There are veterans who are going to treatment facilities, where there's nobody that understands what it's like to serve.” John Ring and Jimmy Mathews head out of Weatherford, Texas, on Jan. 27, 2020, for the... Read more →


Congregation Beth El in Voorhees Receives Support from the Investors Foundation Grant Program

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A $15,000 grant from the Investors Bank’s Foundation is helping Congregation Beth El complete safety and security projects at its Voorhees campus. Representatives from Investors Bank recently presented a check from the Investors Foundation for $15,000 to Congregation Beth El in Voorhees. Pictured from left, Investors Bank Voorhees branch supervisor Sayantani Bhattacharya, Investors Bank assistant vice president and Voorhees branch manager Barry Epps, Congregation Beth El Executive Director Josh Laster, Investors Bank’s senior vice president business lending Christopher P. Warren, Senior Rabbi Aaron Krupnick, Associate Rabbi Andy Green, Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, and Congregation Beth El Board President Karen... Read more →


The Community of Lodi Awarded Veteran Friendly Municipality Certification

From left, appearing in photo: Councilmen Joseph P. Leto IV and Emil Carafa, Jr., mayor Scott A. Luna, Peter Lupo and deputy mayor, Vincent Martin. Photo by Paul Roe [Lodi, New Jersey – February, 2020] Lodi was presented with the Veteran Friendly Municipality Certification this evening by Peter Lupo of the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce. During a brief ceremony at the start of the regular borough council meeting, Mr. Lupo presented the certificate to Lodi mayor, Scott Luna, councilmen, Joseph P. Leto IV and Emil Carafa, Jr., and deputy mayor, Vincent Martin. The borough clerk,Carole D’amico, municipal manager,... Read more →


*Gloucester City St. Patrick's Parade, Sunday, March 1

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- The NJ Irish Society presents events and initiatives year-round as part of paying tribute to our strong history of tradition. Based in the heart of Gloucester City, NJ Irish Society was formally founded in 2019 after serving the community as a whole for decades, with our event roster featuring the sensational “can’t miss” Irish Parade and growing series of cultural programming and festivities. The New Jersey Irish Society is vested in sustaining a vibrant community with excellent quality of life for the residents and visitors. Gloucester City has a rich history of Irish heritage dating back to the... Read more →


Aramark Cause Coffee to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Aramark volunteers participated in a beautification project to support the Boys and Girls Club Nicetown location, in Philadelphia, during the company’s global day of service, Aramark Building Community Day, last September. Today, Aramark announced it is donating a portion of sales from javia®, its private label coffee, and Reserve by javia, its new, premium line, to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. (Photo: Business Wire) PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Each year, Aramark provides over one billion cups of coffee and 400 million cold drinks to workplaces around the country. This year, Aramark is donating a portion of sales from javia®, its private label coffee,... Read more →


Congressman Kim Joins Burlington/Ocean County Schools to Deliver Valentines for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2020)--– Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) joined Toms River Regional and North Hanover Schools to participate in Valentines for Veterans, an effort as part of the annual “Salute a Veteran Patient Week” to thank New Jersey veterans for their service and remind them of their special place in our communities. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country, we owe them our thanks and gratitude,” said Congressman Kim. “It is incredibly inspiring to see students from Toms River and North Hanover come together to provide that thanks to our veterans. I want to thank the Toms River... Read more →


Booker, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand School Nutrition Education

Proposal would increase investments in hands-on projects for student health, nutrition Roughly 15 percent of New Jerseyans experience food insecurity WASHINGTON, DC —U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced a bipartisan bill to establish a new pilot program for school nutrition programs to fund nutritional education in schools. TheFood and Nutrition Education in Schools Act of 2020 would allocate federal funding for projects that educate students while connecting them to healthy food practices, with a priority given to schools in neighborhoods with high rates of childhood diet-related illnesses and those in which 40 percent of students qualify... Read more →


What Makes A School Great

(NAPSI)—Great learning environments elude easy definitions. They come in all different shapes—traditional public schools, public magnet schools, public charter schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling programs. Perhaps the best definition is this: A great school is one in which students are academically challenged, equipped to be a good citizens and persons, and inspired to greatness. Because children are different, you can best find a great school for your child when you have diverse options to consider. That could mean open enrollment in a public school outside of your “zone” so your child stays connected with an important peer group. It... Read more →


Brooklawn School Property 4-Sale; What's Up At Paulsboro Marine Terminal? ; Johnny Hockey & Buddy Robinson; New Freeholder; Strike A Pose

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net FOR SALE! BROOKLAWN CHURCH PROPERTY—The former St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church, 401 Community Drive, Brooklawn which was purchased by the Brooklawn Board of Education for $720,000 in 2014 is up for sale. The asking price is $785,000. The Board had planned on using the buildings for classrooms and administrative offices but the development never materialized. Gloucestercitynews.net file photo The property, which is adjacent to the Alice Costello Grammar School, is situated on 2 acres with frontage on U.S. Route 130 south, close to multiple businesses, retail, and other numerous amenities. The listing states it is... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Accepting Applications for 2020 Environmental Grant Program

Qualified organizations encouraged to apply by March 31, 2020 CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – JAN. 27, 2020 – New Jersey American Water is accepting applications for green project funding through its Environmental Grant Program. The program offers grants of $1,000 to $10,000 for qualifying innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies throughout the company’s service areas. “We are committed to providing clean, safe, and reliable water to our customers, and part of that responsibility includes protecting our water sources,” said Matthew Csik, Director of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance at New Jersey American Water.... Read more →


The Cleanup of Gloucester City's Superfund Sites Continues; $384 Million Spent So Far

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 26, 2020)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing the cleanup of contaminants in Gloucester City that came from the defunct Welsbach Factory located at King and Essex Streets and the Delaware River. Presently the property is the home of the Gloucester Marine Terminal/Holt property. The same area was also the home of Armstrong Cork for many years. The EPA is preparing the plans to remove contaminants from the Gloucester Marine Terminal/Holt property at King And Essex Streets (gloucestercitynews.net photo) The Welsbach factory manufactured gas mantles in Gloucester City from the... Read more →


400 Teddy Bears Donated for Children in Traumatic Events

Members of the Brothers in Blue Motorcycle Club dropped off 400 donated Teddy Bears to the Camden County Police Departments as part of the club’s nationwide “Freddie’s Teddies” program. The bears are reserved for police interactions with children during traumatic events and are intended to provide comfort in times of stress. “We are extremely grateful to the Brothers in Blue for their compassion and generosity,” said Chief Joseph Wysocki. “These bears will be kept in police vehicles and always on hand to comfort a child. We are working to ensure that even during traumatic incidents, interactions with our officers are seen... Read more →


$2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Pa. Schools/Local Employers

HARRISBURG, PA --Governor Tom Wolf today announced $2.2 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants have been awarded to 92 local education agencies (LEA) to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. Each LEA will receive a $25,000 Targeted Grant through the Department of Education (PDE). “It’s critical that we connect our schools to local businesses so we can prepare students with the skills they need for in-demand jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “By connecting directly with employers, teachers can learn first-hand about the skills and... Read more →


No Increase in New Jersey Transit Fares

Today, Governor Murphy announced that his FY2021 budget proposal will not include a fare hike for NJ Transit. This is the fifth year that NJ Transit has not had a fare increase. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “We are glad that NJ Transit will not be increasing their fares this year. This is good news for commuters. This is important because they cannot and should not balance the budget on the back of NJ Transit riders. Rate hikes unfairly hurt seniors, young people, and the working poor the most. New Jersey commuters pay... Read more →


Camden County Freedom Medal Ceremony Jan. 22

Camden County residents will be honored for their selfless contributions to improving their community at the 2020 Camden County Freedom Medal Ceremony on January 22nd. The award, created by the Freeholder Board in 2001, is presented to civic leaders who demonstrate the ideals and actions that reflect the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Every year since 2001, the Camden County Freedom Medal has been presented to honor extraordinary Camden County citizens who have generously contributed their time and effort to better their community while espousing the ideals indicative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli,... Read more →


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 business in Metro New York and New Jersey. Ten finalists will be selected from among the... 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 of The Beach Boys and you'll start to get an idea of what Stardust Disco is... 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 dominant defensive tackle of his time who utilized a variety of innovative moves and stunts to... 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 quickly implement projects to mitigate and/or control harmful algal blooms, also known as HABs. As a... 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 their families across the country was still there long after the government reopened. Subject to an... 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 Volunteer Center of South Jersey (VCSJ), is one of the most prestigious not-for-profit awards in 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 auto-racing who shattered the color-barrier in the all-white sport. Willy was referred to as "Uppity" behind... 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 Denise Venuti Free, director of Communications and External Affairs, New Jersey American Water. Grants may be... 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 rich history and we’d like you to join us! Local groups, organizations and businesses are encouraged... 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 countries to discuss innovative technologies, policies, funding options and business practices to provide greater mobility for... 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 Reeder of Woodbury Debby Fox of Pittsgrove With over 50 shoppes and vendors, The Spot at... 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 up with 317 of those receiving toys for their children, 99 veterans gifts, 44 senior gifts,... 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 opportunity with his ticket when he temporarily forgot it at the store after purchasing the ticket.... 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 Courses There are several courses offered by churches around the country. It's a great way to... Read more →