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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 →


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 →


Mount Holly Township Hosts 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting

Mount Holly, NJ – Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Mount Holly’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mount Holly’s downtown district will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for this family-friendly event, sponsored by Mount Holly Township. This event is free and open to the public. The celebration will feature live performances from a variety of acts, including but not limited to the Lumberton school of music, Mount Holly Township... Read more →


Now That's The Christmas Spirit!

By CNBNews.net Staff (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Dec. 5, 2019)——With all the turmoil in the world it is nice to hear some good news now and then. Kelli Sharp, (nee Pfeffer)recently shared just such a tale with CNBNews about her family, friends and perfect strangers helping her get the Christmas Spirit. Kelli, resides on Market Street with her husband Brett and their children. Kelli is a 1998 graduate of Gloucester High. This past summer the Sharp family lost all of their Christmas decorations they had stored in... Read more →


Mount Holly's Holiday Tree Lighting, Celebration Friday

Mount Holly, NJ – Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Mount Holly’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mount Holly’s downtown district will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for this family-friendly event, sponsored by Mount Holly Township. This event is free and open to the public. The celebration will feature live performances from a variety of acts, including but not limited to the Lumberton school of music, Mount Holly Township... Read more →


CNBNews Entertainment: Jay Mohr Coming to The Hard Rock Casino

JAY MOHR Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Friday, December 6 at 10 a.m.** Tickets: $34.00, $29.00, $24.00 2019 - 2020 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 12/2 – 12/5 – Greg Fitzsimmons & Adam Degi - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 12/6 – LeAnn Rimes “You and Me and Christmas” Tour - Sound Waves 12/7 – Hallmark Channel Presents Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You” - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 12/9 – 12/12 – Dan Naturman & Tom McTiernan -... Read more →


Turnersville Resident Participates in Widener University Study Abroad Program

CHESTER, PA (12/02/2019)-- Undergraduate students at Widener University returned home after spending the fall semester abroad in countries across countries in Europe and in Australia. The international learning experiences allowed students to gain a global understanding and prepare them for careers in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. "Widener's long-term study abroad program provides students with life changing experiences," said Kandy Turner, director of International Student Services and Programs. "Studying in a foreign country is an excellent opportunity for students to grow both professionally and... Read more →


Morristown Business Association Candle Light Stroll

Main Street Saturday from from 2-8pm. Watch for pedestrians. Speed limit 15 mph The Mooristown Business Association (MBA) is hosting the Candle Light Stroll event in support of our local merchants on Main St. from 2-8pm Saturday, Nov. 30 Horse/Carriage rides will be available at Main & High Streets. Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area, not to exceed 15 mph for the safety of event attendees on Main St. between Chester Ave. & Church St. Mill St. will be closed at... Read more →


Catholic Social Services of the Philadelphia Archdiocese Receives Nearly 13,000 DIAPERS

Children and families who benefit from Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (CSS) Beautiful Beginnings and Beautiful Parenting Programs will get a boost thanks to a recent diaper drive marking Respect Life Month. Approximately 13,000 diapers, 180 packages of baby wipes, and other infant care essentials were collected all from the generosity of over 90 donors. This annual Diaper Drive helps to stock the shelves of CSS’ Family Service Centers located throughout the five-county metropolitan area. Ms. Amy Stoner, Director of CSS Community... Read more →


Good News: Mary's Cupboard Distributing Thanksgiving Meals

Mary’s Cupboard, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), will package and distribute Thanksgiving meals for nearly 50 families in need. Monday, November 25, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Bag Preparation) 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Meal Distribution) Bucks County Family Service Center 100 Levittown Parkway Levittown, PA 19054 Dedicated parishioners and other volunteers from the local community will prepare bags of food. Following packaging, the items including turkeys, will be distributed to those who have registered and benefit... Read more →


THE TECH TIME

Tech times is a platform that provides vital reviews and information about the product that are in daily use. On this platform, you will find reviews about different companies and products written by different authors. Moreover, the platform is not restricted for single-use it provides reviews and blogs on many different topics like science, health and many more. Giving the author its own section to publish on any topic. A few of the post reviews are about different products, some regarding the new inventions and... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA’S BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK WINTERFEST OPENS NOV. 29

Outdoor Ice Skating by the Ben Franklin Bridge, Newly Decorated Cabins, S’mores on the Fire Pits, Warming Food and Drink Specials in The Lodge, All Set in a Sparkling Winter Wonderland PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 19, 2019) -- The holiday season is all about cozying up with friends and family to share in favorite winter traditions, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is excited to announce that on Black Friday, November 29, 2019, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will kick off the holiday season for the... Read more →


MERCY HOSPICE RECEIVES HONOR

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Mercy Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has been selected by Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) and The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) as its official #GivingTuesday beneficiary. This year’s #GivingTuesday observance will be held on December 3, 2019. Mercy Hospice, part of the Housing and Homeless Services Division of CSS, offers stability and hope to women in recovery from substance abuse. In addition to single women, Mercy Hospice also supports mothers with young children. Women are offered... Read more →


$5 Million Available for Workforce Program Linking Pennsylvania Teachers with Local Employers

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that $5 million in grants is available to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends that will enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. The investment achieves the governor’s budget goal of nearly doubling funding for the Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program this year. “The Teacher in the Workplace program lets teachers spend time at local employers to learn about the evolving skills students will need to compete... Read more →


Delaware Offers Free Admission to State Parks and Brandywine Zoo on Black Friday

DOVER (Nov. 15, 2019) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, and Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), invite the public to #OptOutside this Black Friday by visiting Delaware State Parks. This year, visitors can enjoy free entry to state parks on Black Friday, Nov. 29. The Brandywine Zoo is joining in on the outdoor fun and will also be waiving admission all day. “The ‘Opt Outside’ event is now a tradition at DNREC’s Delaware state parks, and the numbers of visitors are increasing each year,” said... Read more →


DNREC awards recycling grants on America Recycles Day

DOVER (Nov. 15, 2019) – As Delawareans go to their recycling carts and compost containers to celebrate America Recycles Day, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today announced almost $400,000 in recycling grants from Delaware’s Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan program administered by DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances. “In conjunction with America Recycles Day, I want to commend organizations, a city, schools, a school district, and businesses throughout the state who have committed to recycling with... Read more →


Cleanup Plan Approved for Matteo & Sons West Deptford Superfund Site

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (November 12, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a cleanup plan to address lead and other contamination on a portion of the Matteo & Sons, Inc. Superfund Site in West Deptford, New Jersey. The portion of the Matteo site includes the Matteo facility at 1692 Crown Point Road as well as a property across the street formerly occupied by Mira Trucking. Former operations in this area of the Matteo site included crushing and recycling batteries and landfilling, which contaminated... Read more →


SJTA to Conduct Work Zone Safety Enforcement Details

In observance of Nat'l Traffic Incident Response Week HAMMONTON, NJ - Nov. 12, 2019 - The South Jersey Transportation Authority in coordination with the New Jersey State Police will be conducting a series work zone enforcement details to reinforce the importance of motorists driving safely in work zone lane closures along the Atlantic City Expressway. The enforcement details will be in operation mornings and afternoons starting today, Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 15 at various lane closures in both the east and westbound lanes.... Read more →


Gloucester City's First Baptist Church Receives 10 Trees from NJ Tree Foundation

(CNBNewsnet)(Gloucester City, NJ) (November 11, 2019)-Saturday, November 9, the NJ Tree Foundation planted ten trees at the First Baptist Church and neighboring apartments on Monmouth Street in Gloucester City. Twenty-two volunteers came out to help with the planting, including students from Rutgers, Watershed Ambassadors, and Pastor Rick from the First Baptist Church. Littleleaf lindens, cherries, and crape myrtles now stand in tree pits along the street, as well as 34 grasses and shrubs that will help to attract native pollinators. The pits were created only... Read more →


SJ Congressman Van Drew Joins Local Officials to Discuss Beach Nourishment Issue

Congressman Jeff Van Drew, far right, with Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi, North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello, and Stone Harbor Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour NORTH WILDWOOD, NJ--New Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew held a press conference on Friday, November 8th at North Wildwood’s 7th Street beach to discuss a ruling by Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt regarding the availability of sand from Hereford Inlet for non-emergency federal beach stabilization projects. Congressman Van Drew asked Secretary Bernhardt for a meeting involving officials from Avalon, Stone Harbor, and... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: DRPA AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS ‘PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD’

Recognized for ‘commitment to opening the doors of economic opportunity for women business enterprises’ T he Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) was presented with the 2019 Partner of the Year Award from the Women’s Business Enterprise Council East (WBEC East). The event was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Philadelphia. The Partner of the Year Award is presented to a corporate or government member who has been instrumental in WBEC East’s successful achievement of their annual goals and “in recognition of your commitment to... Read more →


Inspira Hospital Mullica Hill Opens

Trenton – (Nov. 9)--Senate President Steve Sweeney attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Inspira Hospital Mullica Hill, the first new hospital to be built in Gloucester County in 45 years. The facility will provide state-of-art healthcare for Mullica Hill, Harrison Township, Gloucester County and all of South Jersey. “This new medical facility is going to have an immense impact on both the standard of care and the local economy for the surrounding community. This hospital is the culmination of over a quarter of a... Read more →


Miss America 2020 Competition Tickets on Sale Now!

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Mohegan Sun Expo Center 7:00 pm EST Each night, candidates will compete in different phases of the 2020 Miss America Competition based on their placement in two groups: Mu Group and Alpha Group. During the preliminary on-stage competition, candidates compete in On-Stage Interview, Talent, and Social Impact Initiative Pitch. Get your tickets at TicketMaster.com Monday, December 16, 2019 Mohegan Sun Expo Center 7:00 pm EST Each night, candidates will compete in different phases of the 2020 Miss America Competition based on... Read more →


Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center Open House Celebration

PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)-(November 3, 2019)--The new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center held a daylong open house to celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Approximately 500 attendees joined in on the celebration to see the hotel and Comcast Center in action. Activities included master chef demonstrations with Greg Vernick, Jeff Leatham, and Chef Nicholas Ugliarolo among others; complimentary chair massages; signature bites from the Four Seasons culinary team; fun activities at the Comcast Kids Corner; an up-close look at the incredible... Read more →