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Don't Forget to Exercise

(NAPSI)—These days, people are navigating unprecedented times that have them rethinking how they live and work. While big shifts to normal, daily habits can be unsettling, this also provides an opportunity to start new routines and make positive changes. Many are spending more time at home, so adding structure is more important than ever—especially when it comes to staying active. Studies have shown that exercise can help boost your mood, Staying active at home is easier with the Bowflex Max Total, which offers personalized workouts... Read more →


Mega Millions to Adjust Starting Jackpot Amount, Eliminate Minimum Jackpot Increases

Changes took place following the Friday, April 3, drawing TRENTON (April 4, 2020) – The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game’s starting jackpot and will determine the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases on a drawing-by-drawing basis. The changes are in direct response to slowing sales during the current global pandemic. The advertised Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, April 3, is a guaranteed $121 million. If the jackpot is won that evening, it will reset to a guaranteed $20 million for the... Read more →


NJ Tax Filing Deadline Extended

(Camden City, NJ) – The state tax filing and corporation business tax filing deadline have been extended from April 15 to July 15 to allow New Jerseyans time to focus on their safety and livelihood during the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension was announced in a joint statement by Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin Wednesday morning. “This extra time is crucial for the health and safety of Camden County in many ways,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “As the... Read more →


NJ SNAP Recipients Receive Extra Benefit Payment

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Many Camden County residents who receive food assistance through the New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) received an extra benefit payment on March 29. Benefits awarded in April will also be higher than usual, all in an effort to help address critical food needs related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The supplemental payments were included in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. On March 29, roughly 205,000 New Jersey households received supplemental payments totaling $35 million. Another $35... Read more →


Judicial Watch Fights Unresolved FISA Court Scandal  

Judicial Watch Issue Deep Dive: Largely overshadowed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the FISA court scandal, “the widest, most destructive corruption scandal in US history” remains unresolved as affirmed at CPAC by Fitton in March. After years of efforts aimed at exposing the illicit nature of the FBI’s spying on candidate and “I’m still waiting for the FISA Court to say “we’re initiating court proceedings,” Tom Fitton states in today’s re-airing of his FISA Court clip from the Judicial Watch Weekly Update. then President Trump, Judicial... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ CELEBRATES PALM SUNDAY AND THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM AT THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA

Although there will be no public celebrations of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord or the Sacred Paschal Triduum, the faithful from throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and all people of good will, are invited to take part virtually via a live streamed broadcast. Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday April 5, 2020 – April 12, 2020 MASS SCHEDULE FOR PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD April 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and... Read more →


Ocean County Teen Wins Statewide Substance Use  Prevention Music Competition

Monmouth County Student Claims Second Place, Morris County Students Earn Third Millburn, NJ — The New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association held its Prevention Concert as an Audio Show showcasing the finalists and their songs on April 3rd at 6 p.m. on the Shout Down Drugs website (www.ShoutDownDrugs.com). Winners were then announced live on-air at 6:45 p.m on 95.9 WRAT. This year there were 13 finalists... Read more →


Eight Reasons Remote Collaboration Apps Will Astonish the Legal Community During Isolation

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 4, 2020)A few reasons why applications like Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams may change the general operating procedures of legal organizations even after isolation. As we all know, the entire world is under lockdown for an indeterminate time due to the Coronavirus. As we also know, most of us cannot afford to simply stop and take a break from life. Even if we could, the damage to our various institutions and economies would likely be worse than the virus itself. That means the show... Read more →


Bergen County Residents Told To Cover Faces

APRIL 4, 2020–As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to increase there is a greater need to protect the residents of Bergen County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has issued new guidelines for the general public about wearing face coverings in public as an added measure of protection. The CDC reported that many individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. In light of this new evidence,... Read more →


Sourland Mountain’s New Spirit: Crush COVID-19 Curve

Distillery Ramps Hand-Sanitizer Production for First Responders HOPEWELL, N.J. – April 2, 2020 – Sourland Mountain Spirits—“New Jersey’s Farm Distillery”—announced today that it has shifted from producing award-winning, craft spirits to hand sanitizers for health care systems, first responders and local nonprofits to stop the spread of COVID- 19. Earlier this week, the distillery made its first delivery of more than 2,000 bottles to Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, Homefront NJ in Lawrenceville and the Quakerbridge Mall... Read more →


Menendez, Booker, Norcross, Kim Announce First Wave of Federal Funding for South Jersey

from Emergency Stimulus Package NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) and Congressmen Donald Norcross (N.J.-01) and Andy Kim (N.J.-03) today announced a combined total of $11,078,441 in federal funding awarded to counties and municipalities across South Jersey from the U.S. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development to combat COVID-19. This represents the first wave of billions in funding for New Jersey from the $2 trillion emergency stimulus package Congress... Read more →


South Jersey health system implements new policies and online options

in response to pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated anxiety around the world, and expectant mothers – particularly those due to deliver in the next few weeks – feel especially unsettled. Virtua Health understands. As a leader in maternity services that delivers 8,500 babies a year, the South Jersey health system is working with its pregnant patients to discuss their uncertainties and develop care plans that prioritize safety while ensuring a positive experience. Local Mom Looks Ahead Dena Moore of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., is a... Read more →


Gloucester City Man Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Order

Grewal: Police Are Cracking Down on Violators of COVID-19 Orders Police Throughout New Jersey Are Filing Criminal Charges Against Violators of Orders to Stay at Home, Close Non-Essential Businesses, and Stop Gatherings TRENTON –(April 3, 2020)— Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that law enforcement officers across New Jersey have ramped up enforcement efforts over the past week by filing criminal charges against violators of the Governor’s Executive Orders (or “emergency orders”), including hundreds of offenders in Newark, where the Newark Police Department deployed... Read more →


Small Business Emergency Assistance Program taking Applications

Camden City, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has begun accepting applications for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The grant program is part of the state’s efforts to help businesses and workers negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Small- and mid-sized businesses wishing to apply for a grant can apply online beginning at 9 a.m. by following a link that will be posted on the state’s COVID-19 Business Information Hub. The grants are not available to home-based businesses or prohibited businesses... Read more →


Do Not Let Scammers Get Your COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment

PHILADELPHIA PA (April 3, 2020)--In just a matter of weeks, the Internal Revenue Service will begin distributing COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. The payment will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most Americans. Gloucestercitynews.net graphics file For most Americans, the Economic Impact Payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the most recent tax return they filed for either 2018 or 2019. For the unbanked, elderly or other groups we have traditionally seen receive tax refunds via paper check, they... Read more →


SJI Commits $100,000 to Aid New Jersey Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Contributions to support the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and local hospitals FOLSOM, NJ, March 31, 2020 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) announced today that it is committing $100,000 to support COVID-19 pandemic response efforts across the state. “We recognize the extraordinary needs facing our medical and first responder communities as a result of this global pandemic,” said Mike Renna, President and CEO, SJI. “We are proud to be able to make a contribution that directly supports the life-saving work being done in the communities we... Read more →


Corruption Chronicles: Federal Prisons Fail to Monitor Terrorist Inmates

source : https://www.judicialwatch.org/ The nation’s federal prison system is supposed to keep America safe by, among other things, monitoring all social communications of high-risk inmates, especially those with terrorist ties. This is a crucial part of the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) duties considering that in the last decade the number of inmates with known links to terrorism increased by an astounding 250%. But surprise, surprise, the agency with a $7.1 billion annual budget doesn’t adequately check the communications of terrorist prisoners. Furthermore, the BOP, which... Read more →


Social Isolation, Safety Measures Compel New Look at ‘Lived Religion’

COVID-19 is challenging the faithful to find creative ways to maintain and adapt their religious traditions. Scholar/author Khyati Joshi says this experience may be transformative as new ways of practicing religion become part of everyday life. TEANECK, NJ – Christians and Jews will soon celebrate their most sacred annual holidays with churches and synagogues closed, large gatherings banned, Seder meals and Easter pageants in peril as the nation struggles to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus. Worshippers are examining their doctrines and traditions for creative ways they... Read more →


Saturday's Powerball Jackpot $180,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (April 2, 2020) – The winning numbers for the Wednesday, April 1, drawing were: 33, 35, 45, 48, and 60. The Red Power Ball number was 16. The Multiplier number was 02. 15,833 New Jersey players took home an estimated $79,916 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $180,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Saturday, April 4, at 10:59 pm. Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: New Blue Fish/Striped Bass Rules

As of today, April 1, the following recreational regulations are in effect: Bluefish 5 fish (no size limit) for any person fishing from a party/charter vessel with a valid Federal party/charter vessel permit, and captained by a properly credentialed operator with a valid US Coast Guard endorsement. See important additional information regarding for-hire trips (pdf). 3 fish (no size limit) for all other anglers. Striped Bass 1 fish at least 28” to less than 38” in total length Striped Bass Bonus Program is tentatively scheduled... Read more →


April is National Donate Life Month

New Heart Means a New Life for a Pacific Northwest Little Girl April 1, 2020 -- April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003 and features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation. COTA Kid Cora Sutton Heart Transplant... Read more →


BD, BioMedomics Announce Launch of Rapid Serology Test to Detect Exposure to COVID-19

Point-of-care blood test detects evidence of present or past exposure in 15 minutes FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and BioMedomics, a privately held, North Carolina-based clinical diagnostics company, today announced the release of a new point-of-care test that can detect antibodies in blood to confirm current or past exposure to COVID-19 in as little as 15 minutes. The new test, developed and manufactured by BioMedomics, will... Read more →


Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Screed Contractor

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 3, 2020)--If you’re in the process of constructing flooring for a residential or commercial space, one crucial decision you need to make is choosing the right screed contractor. Applying liquid screed is preparatory to the final step of installing flooring material; hence you need to find the best if you want your floor to be perfect. Of course, every contractor will claim to be the best in their field. And to help you choose among the lost list of available floor screeding contractors, here... Read more →


Testa, McClellan & Simonsen Advise NJ Tax Filers of Deadline Extension

TRENTON NJ (April 2, 2020)--Senator Michael Testa Jr. and Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik K. Simonsen are alerting residents that the deadline for filing New Jersey income taxes has been delayed until July 15, coinciding with the extended federal deadline. Senator Testa and Assemblymen McClellan and Simonsen informed residents that New Jersey Income Taxes are not due until July due to the coronavirus pandemic. (SenateNJ.com) “People are worried and concerned about the coronavirus pandemic,” said Testa (R-1). “COVID-19 has upended everyday life and created severe... Read more →


TRAFFIC ALERT; Route 130 northbound to be closed and detoured overnight

as Raccoon Creek Bridge project advances in Gloucester County Traffic to be shifted onto newly constructed northbound lane (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 130 northbound will be closed and detoured Friday night to shift traffic onto the newly constructed road and Raccoon Creek Bridge as the project advances in Logan, Gloucester County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 3 until 5 a.m. the next morning, Saturday, April 4, NJDOT’s contractor, PKF Mark III, Inc., will close and... Read more →


5 Things That You Should Know About Cannabis In 2020

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 2, 2020)--Don’t think you know all that you need to about cannabis in 2020? Find out some interesting facts about this hot topic right here in this article. While cannabis is still a touchy subject in many countries around the world, it is something that we should all know a bit more about. Cannabis companies are setting up all around the USA as more states legalize this drug. For many people, cannabis is scary, but it doesn’t need to be. In this article, we... Read more →


APRIL Child Abuse Awareness Month

In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County is sponsoring a social media campaign to bring awareness to effective child abuse and neglect prevention efforts. Due to the epidemic of the coronavirus and quarantine measures being ordered by the Governor of New Jersey, our public events had to be canceled to protect the safety and welfare of our communities in Gloucester County. Although our public events had to be cancelled, we at... Read more →


Area Teens Finalists in Music Competition

Three Toms River Teens Are Finalists in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Statewide Drug Prevention Music Competition Toms River, NJ — Three local teens have earned recognition for their original substance use prevention songs 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... Read more →


New Jersey Lottery Walk-in Claims Desk Remains Temporarily Closed

due to Public Health Emergency Lottery Ticket Sales and Drawings will Continue TRENTON (April 1, 2020) – To mitigate further spread of COVID-19 the New Jersey Lottery’s front office remains temporarily closed for the collection of walk-in claims. The front office will remain closed through at least April 17 while we review and revise our protocols for paying claims. Claims less than $599.50 can still be immediately redeemed at any retailer and mailed claims will still be processed in the regular course of business. Winners... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $121,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (April 1, 2020) – The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, March 31, drawing produced seven 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, 16,356 other New Jersey players took home $73,110 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, March 31, drawing were: 08, 17, 51, 57, and 70.... Read more →


NJBIA Statement on NJ Tax Filing Deadline Extension

NJBIA President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. issued the following statement regarding today's announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to extend New Jersey's tax filing deadline to July 15. "Today's decision to extend the state tax filing deadline to July 15 is a proper one. The disruptions and financial hardships many New Jersey businesses and residents are enduring are simply overwhelming. "This extension will allow many businesses to keep operations running and it will keep disposable... Read more →


FOREIGN AFFAIRS: First Look: The Comeback Nation

The Comeback Nation, How U.S. Economic Supremacy Has Proved Declinists Wrong “The 2020s have opened with the sudden shock of a global pandemic. Economists are downgrading their growth forecasts for countries all over the world, and the United States’ record-long economic expansion is at risk of coming to an abrupt end,” writes Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. “But there is little evidence to suggest that the downturn will hit the United States disproportionately hard.” Sharma observes that “It is hard... Read more →


COVID-19 Threatens Health…of Second Amendment

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020 SUPPORT NRA-ILA Our nation continues to struggle with the widespread impact of the COVID-19 virus. By now, everyone should be aware of the new “social distancing” paradigm, where we are all encouraged to avoid large groups of people, and maintain at least six feet of distance between each other when we do interact. Regular washing of our hands—which we should have been doing already—is now the norm, and anyone caught coughing or sneezing outside of the confines of their own elbow... Read more →


Health Tips: Take Time to Relax

While adults are home teleworking, and kids are at home participating in online educational instruction (we hope), it’s even more important during these challenging times to take a moment to get out into the family yard. The TurfMutt Foundation reminds families that nature starts right outside your back door. Let the proven benefits green space give us a break from being cooped up inside. Listen to the birds. Watch the trees. Curl your toes in the grass. Work outside planting and preparing for the budding... Read more →