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Gloucester Township PD Mourns the Loss of Retired Capt. Robert "Bobby" Jones

Retired Captain Robert “Bobby” Jones GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 14, 2020)--The Gloucester Township Police Department mourns the loss of Retired Captain Robert “Bobby” Jones, Badge #8, who passed on August 4, 2020. Captain Jones proudly served for 30 years with our department from July 1966 to July 1996. Captain Jones followed in the footsteps of his father, Chief David R. Jones Sr., who was the Gloucester Township Chief of Police from 1958-1974. Captain Jones started his career as a Patrol Officer in the Patrol Division, working out of the original Gloucester Township Municipal Building on East Church Street in the... Read more →


Governor Orders Vote By Mail in NJ; Applications Available Here

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 14, 2020)--The New Jersey Globe has reported that Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the general election to be conducted almost entirely through vote-by-mail ballots. That means nearly 6.2 million voters would automatically receive VBM ballots for the November general election, with limited in-person polling locations available for voters requiring special assistance or for the casting of provisional ballots. This will be New Jersey’s third vote-by-mail election this year after Murphy ordered local elections and referendums in 33 municipalities to be all-VBM on May 12 and then moved the June primary to a mostly mail-in ballot contest on July 7... Read more →


Three Beaches Closed, Six Other with High Bacteria

Beachwood Beach West, New Jersey Although the New York-New Jersey coast was one of the cleanest in the 2010 study, Beachwood Beach West, a small beach on the Jersey shore, proved one of the dirtiest in the country. Stormwater and wildlife are the EPA's best guesses for potential pollution sources. CREDIT: Flickr/Elizabeth Swift (August 2020)--There are currently three beaches closed in New Jersey, according to the NJ Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program. These are Beachwood Beach West, Windward Beach in Brick Township, and Reese Ave in Lavallette Borough. “When it rains, beaches get closed in New Jersey because of high nutrients... Read more →


OP-ED: Scoring Biden And Trump On Religion

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the recent spat over President Trump's criticism of Joe Biden's religious beliefs: Gloucestercitynews.net files (August 13, 2020)--On August 6, President Trump accused Joe Biden of being "against God." When I read this on August 7, I released the following tweet: "Trump has no business smearing Biden's personal faith. What he said is indefensible. He should stick to policy matters, not personal ones." In a Politico/Morning Consult survey released in June, only 27% of registered voters said they believed Trump to be religious. That should have given Trump pause... Read more →


Division of Consumer Affairs Expands Access to Telemedicine Services,

Including for Those Suffering from Chronic Pain and Those Who Qualify for Medical Marijuana Administrative Order - Telemedicine Prescribing NEWARK – As part of the State’s efforts to increase access to telehealth services to the greatest extent possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced regulatory action to expand the availability of telemedicine for the treatment of patients, including those with chronic pain and those qualifying for medical marijuana. An Administrative Order signed today by the Acting Director of the Division temporarily waives certain regulatory requirements for in-person medical evaluations when providers prescribe controlled dangerous substances... Read more →


NEW JERSEY ONLINE CASINOS HIT $2 BILLION MILESTONE

Baseball, NBA help sportsbooks draw bets, normalizing market, according to PlayNJ (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — New Jersey’s online casinos blew past $2 billion in lifetime Gloucestercitynews.net files revenue in July with another record month as sportsbooks accelerated their rebound by posting the best month since February. Ultimately with Atlantic City casinos reopening, as well as baseball and the NBA restarting their seasons, July represented a return to something more resembling normal for the Garden State gaming market, according to PlayNJ analysts. “It will take some time before Atlantic City rebounds from the closures of the last few months, but we... Read more →


Summit Oaks Hospital Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

Summit, NJ, August, 15, 2020 — Summit Oaks Hospital will been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® for Behavioral Health —Substance Abuse. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for exemplifying: Excellence in care Commitment to continuous improvement Meeting certain standards of quality Cost efficiency Aetna recognizes facilities that have earned this designation by identifying them in... Read more →


TIKTOK for artist how to get famous on this platform

(August 13, 2020)--Tiktok is the latest and trending social media platform that aims to promote artists and create a large fan base for their content. The platform is based on short-videos, which mightn't seem perfect for musicians. However, Tiktok is the most downloaded and popular platform hosting music artists today. It's a gateway to fame for many artists trending their latest music and content to the world in short intervals. Tiktok for artists gives artists chances to stream live, record a video of themselves performing live, and then release it. It creates a solid base of the audience also helps... Read more →


Maryland Fishing: Anglers enjoying striped bass topwater action at the Conowingo Dam

by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources August 12, 2020 Travis Lewis spent some time fishing in lower Dorchester County and caught this large northern snakehead. Photo courtesy of Travis Lewis. Fishing opportunities are being found throughout Maryland during these warm days of August. From the smallest freshwater ponds to the Atlantic Ocean, all promise adventure and fun for those who take the time to seek them out. Remember that all areas of the bay and tidal rivers will be closed to striped bass fishing from Aug. 16 through Aug. 31. Throughout Maryland’s warmest months, the department’s online striped... Read more →


Virtua Hospitals Patients Returning for Joint Replacements

Knee and hip replacements are back to pre-pandemic levels at Virtua Health; Patients feel safe and comfortable, thanks to thorough safety measures (MARLTON and VOORHEES, N.J.) Betty Kucowski’s right knee had gotten so unstable that she felt unsafe using the stairs in her Chesterfield home. So, despite her children’s concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Kucowski proceeded with her knee replacement at the Virtua Joint Replacement Institute (JRI) in Voorhees in early June. “I trust my surgeon,” said the retired teacher. “I figured if he’s going to be there, then it’s safe for me to be there.” Kucowski is among hundreds... Read more →


Gym Owners Across NJ Beg State to Allow Them to Reopen; On the Verge of Losing Everything

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey fitness center owners say their shuttered doors not only affect their bottom line but the health of their clients. The Senate Fiscal Recovery Strategists heard from a group of gym owners Thursday about the effects of Gov. Phil Murphy’s refusal to reopen gyms. Murphy has allowed one-on-one sessions and some yoga and martial arts but cites the danger of transmitting COVID-19 indoors as his reason for keeping gyms closed. Murphy has not given a date for when the gyms will open. Gym owners, who have been closed... Read more →


NJ Water-Quality Improvement Projects Totaling $3.5M Approved

Aug11,2020 “Improving the health of the state’s waterways and lakes, including those impacted by harmful algal blooms, is vital to protecting public health and enhancing recreational opportunities that are important to local economies,” Commissioner McCabe said. “Protecting against nonpoint source pollution and harmful algal blooms are issues affecting every state in the country and we are very pleased to partner with these communities through these grants to protect New Jersey’s water and public health. These grants empower New Jersey communities to protect their lakes and waterways from the effects of phosphorus and other contaminants that can lead to public health... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $31M

TRENTON (August 12, 2020) – The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, August 11, drawing produced 18 players that matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Three of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $2,000. Moreover, 19,666 other New Jersey players took home $96,616 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, August 11, drawing were: 08, 22, 29, 43, and 56. The Gold Mega Ball was 09, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04. The next drawing will be held Friday, August 14, at... Read more →


DEP APPROVES $3.5 MILLION FOR WATER-QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

INCLUDING EFFORTS TO REDUCE HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $3.5 million in grants for projects to reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution on waterways, including $1 million for the development of lake and watershed restoration plans to mitigate harmful algal blooms, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. “Improving the health of the state’s waterways and lakes, including those impacted by harmful algal blooms, is vital to protecting public health and enhancing recreational opportunities that are important to local economies,” Commissioner McCabe said. “Protecting against nonpoint source pollution and harmful algal blooms are... Read more →


Elizabeth NJ Men Indicted for Violent Robberies

NEWARK, N.J. – A federal grand jury today indicted two Union County, New Jersey, men for allegedly committing multiple armed robberies from August 2018 through February 2019, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jaime Fontanez, 43, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 30, both of Elizabeth, New Jersey, are charged in a 13-count indictment with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, multiple counts of Hobbs Act robbery, as well as brandishing and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. Fontanez and Chan-Guillen will be arraigned at a date to be determined. Both men were previously arrested on a criminal complaint... Read more →


4 Tips For Building A Construction Business That Will Last

(August 13, 2020)--Starting a new business is never an easy proposition. It doesn’t matter what business you are starting or what industry you will be competing in; launching a successful business is always a challenge. However, if you are planning on entering the construction industry, the following four tips will give you the best possible chance of success. Royalty-free image Choose The Right Team In order to thrive, a business needs to have the right staff. Whether you are planning on opening a coffee shop or a construction business, you need to hire the right people for the job. Before... Read more →


South Carolina Gambling Laws

(August 13, 2020)--Daily Fantasy Football is still not legalized or regulated in South Carolina, yet sports bettors from South Carolina are widely accepted at some of the most prominent online betting sites. Prosecution of operators and also online sportsbooks is not happening either. If we had to look at the US states, South Carolina is not one that will be regulating sports betting any time soon. Possibly this could be because no land-based casinos or sportsbooks are available there. No horse or dog tracks are available and gambling as a whole is a no go. To be completely blunt, we... Read more →


NJ Teachers Union, One of the Nation's Strongest, Will Only Accept Remote Learning

image unsplash.com This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. JOHN MOONEY | Joint statement adds pressure on Murphy to make remote-only the only option for reopening schools New Jersey’s largest teachers union along with its administrator associations added their powerful voices to the growing calls for a remote-only reopening of schools in the fall while the pandemic remains ongoing. Leaders of the the New Jersey Education Association, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the New... Read more →


Over 100 Businesses and Non-Profits Urge Governor to Let NJ Reopen for Business

With coronavirus numbers in the state declining, the New Jersey Business Coalition, a collection of more than 100 business and nonprofit groups, submitted a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy today urging him to end the “pause mode” of the reopening of New Jersey’s businesses. The coalition’s Recovery and Reinvention Framework 2.0, a comprehensive update to the original framework issued in early May, points to improving numbers in reported cases, decreased hospitalizations and better capacity in the state’s healthcare facilities and strongly encourages a broader or regional reopening of New Jersey’s economy. The letter states: “If ‘data determines dates’ relative to... Read more →


New Jersey MVC Forms Available at NJMVC.gov

Most Commonly-Used Forms Can Be Completed Prior to Visit TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced today it has placed most of its standard forms online, allowing customers to fill them out directly from their electronic devices prior to their MVC visit. The change means customers will no longer have to wait until they get to an MVC Licensing or Vehicle Center to collect and complete forms for everything from learner permit and driver license applications to disabled veteran placards. “With this new service, we are making these forms accessible to our customers on their own terms,’’ said... Read more →


Delaware River Seine Survey 2019 Report

https://delawarerivertowns.com By Jennifer Pyle, Senior Biologist, and Shana Fehring, Senior Wildlife Worker August 11, 2020 INTRODUCTION - HISTORY OF THE DELAWARE RIVER SEINE SURVEY The Delaware estuary, New Jersey's largest estuary system, is a semi-enclosed body of water where fresh water from the Delaware River mixes with saltwater from the Delaware Bay. The estuary is a migratory route for many recreational and commercial fish and provides critical spawning and feeding grounds and nursery areas for many species. The success of a species is contingent upon the survival of their young. The Delaware estuary provides a suitable nursery environment for young... Read more →


Kutztown University Golden Bears Welcome NJ Students to Freshmen Class

Kutztown University KUTZTOWN, PA (08/2020)-- Kutztown University is pleased to welcome the newest members of the Golden Bear family, including both new incoming freshmen and transfer students, for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. Kelly Askins of Galloway, NJ (08205), from Absegami High School. Emma Bowers of Burlington, NJ (08016), from Burlington Township High Sch. Joseph Carroll of Marlton, NJ (08053), from Cherokee High School. Dominic Carucci of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054), from Saint Josephs Preparatory Sch. Murjani Clemons of Camden, NJ (08103), from Woodrow Wilson High School. Julia Cook of Cape May, NJ (08204), from Lower Cape May Regional Hs.... Read more →


NJ American Water President Comments on Increased Infrastructure Investments Within the State

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (August 12, 2020) – New Jersey American Water President Cheryl Norton issued the following statement today on the New Jersey Economic Advisory Council’s recommendations on how the State of New Jersey moves forward on its path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council’s #1 recommendation calls for greater investment in the state’s infrastructure: “The New Jersey Economic Advisory Council’s Report highlights the vital importance that infrastructure plays in our ongoing economic recovery efforts following COVID-19. The report lists infrastructure investment as the #1 recommendation for our state’s economic recovery. We could not agree more. “At New... Read more →


Paterson Drug Gang Responsible for 14 Fatal Deaths and 13 Nonfatal Overdoses

Paterson Heroin Stamps TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan today announced arrests of five persons in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in Paterson, N.J., that distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 14 fatal and 13 nonfatal overdoses. The New Jersey State Police and its partners seized approximately 6,300 individual doses, an additional kilogram of heroin, and 170 grams of fentanyl – which together have a total street value of $100,500 (kilo of heroin $60,000,... Read more →


How the world’s keeping amused during the pandemic 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 12, 2020)--We’ve all spent much more time in our homes than usual over the past few months. Some people have spent this time relaxing, snacking and catching up with the latest entertainment offerings, while others have used the time as an opportunity to learn a new skill or hobby. And then are those who have been working remotely. Here are three interesting ways people around the world are keeping themselves entertained during these difficult times. Bingo for Britain While the Great British pub may now be open once again for most people in the UK, many businesses remain shuttered.... Read more →