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State of NJ Sued by U.S. Department of Justice

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the State of New Jersey, Gov. Philip Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal for refusing to provide information to the U.S. Immigration and Customs U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Susan Walsh / AP Enforcement (ICE) related to the immigration status and release dates of individuals in their custody. The move is an attempt by... Read more →


What You Need to Know About IVF in South Africa

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 18, 2020)--Prospective parents who are having trouble conceiving a child are more common than you may think. Statistics show that 1 in 6 parents will have trouble successfully conceiving their first child within 12 months of trying. When this happens, couples turn to fertility clinics to help them conceive. Specifically, the procedure of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is designed to help parents with fertility issues so that they can successfully conceive a baby. What this process entails and the factors that make it a... Read more →


How to Prevent Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers

PET PEEVES If your dog bites a postal carrier, it could cost you thousands. (NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation. Dearborn, Mich., letter carrier Tameka Toliver recalls being pinned on a porch by a dog that bit her above her knee. "It happened so fast, even with all my training, I barely had time to react," Toliver said last year. "I'm still scared when I... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: New Jersey Residents Making $1.9 Million Annually Taxed at 9.8 %

The Center Square The top 1 percent of earners in New Jersey are taxed at an effective rate of 9.8 percent, compared to the state’s 10.1 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis. CNBNews graphic files The study, which used data from a 2018 report by the Washington-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), did not include federal taxes paid. New Jersey ranked 46th on the study’s list of the most tax-friendly... Read more →


Lessons Learned by Cape Town’s Day Zero

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 18, 2020)--“Day Zero” is the now infamous term used to describe an emergency plan put forth by the leadership of the city of Cape Town, South Africa during the worst recorded drought in over a century. In mid-2017, several factors contributed to Cape Town’s water supply reaching dangerously low levels. Day Zero, if it was ever implemented, would have meant barring the water supply from public use so that it could be rationed daily. Until the city’s dams naturally replenished, Day Zero could have... Read more →


Making The Knights of Columbus More Appealing

Written by Peter G. Sánchez/The Camden Diocese BRIDGETON, NJ--Don Olbrich is nothing if not persistent. Wherever he goes, he carries with him Form 100s, which are membership documents for the Knights of Columbus. Which is not surprising, as he is Grand Knight of his council, Liberty Council 1910 out of Bridgeton’s Parish of the Holy Cross. “I took a Form 100 to my doctor’s office,” he says, but it wasn’t blank. “I had already filled out his name and phone number, all I needed was... Read more →


Look No Further

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 18, 2020)--We all lead busy lives – in fact, it sometimes feels as if there are not enough hours in the day to complete everything we set ourselves, even though we have so many online resources at our fingertips, we all appear to be ‘time short.’ image courtesy of unsplash.com Not only do the days appear to have lost some hours those hours can often be the ones that we have set aside for a little relaxation, luckily, but this is also where... Read more →


WALLET HUB: Some New Jersey Cities Rank at the Bottom of Credit Score Analysis

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square To coincide with the approaching tax season and to help taxpayers evaluate their spending and debt habits, the personal-finance website WalletHub published a ranking of residents’ credit scores in more than 2,500 cities nationwide. WalletHub compared the median credit scores of residents in 2,572 U.S. cities “to give credit where credit is literally and figuratively due,” Adam McCann, financial writer at Wallethub says. Its 2020's Cities with the Highest & Lowest Credit Scores ranked all cities according to... Read more →


3 Tips for Preventing Common Tree Accidents in Gloucester City

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 17, 2020)--Homeowners in Gloucester City pay an average of $563 for tree planting services, according to manta.com. Trees add aesthetics to properties, keep yards fresh, and prevent flooding. However, as trees age and become large, they pose a danger to the surroundings, and if not mitigated, the accidents can be fatal. Tree hazards may result from storm-related or construction damages. image courtesy of unsplash.com While there are few reports where a car crashes into a tree in the area, when they occur, injuries... Read more →


FBI Authorities Investigating Case of 9-Year-Old Who Disappeared 20 Years Ago

Asha Degree was 9 years old when she disappeared on February 14, 2000. An age-progressed photo shows what she might look today. Charlotte, North Carolina--It was 20 years ago today that Asha Degree, a shy 9-year-old North Carolina girl, went missing in the middle of the night. The spirited fourth-grader’s disappearance in 2000 shook her rural community of Shelby and remains an enduring mystery, even as police, the FBI, and her family continue to actively search for clues. “After 20 years, I still believe my... Read more →


Tips for keeping your car insurance low

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 17, 2020)--Auto insurance is a tailor-made product, and your policy is very much your own based on factors that are exclusive to you. It is not a fixed cost and could cost you some good money. Still, you can lower it through better bargaining with the insurance company to get better insurance quotes only when asked for. Having adequate coverage does a lot of good when you face adverse situations that damage the car or injure others and damage property. The insurance policy... Read more →


Philly Baptist Church Minister Says Trump's Opportunity Zone Program is Working (video)

Rev. Todd Johnson, "Trump changed Philadelphia for the better, people are waking up to pandering Dems." PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 15, 2020)--Appearing on "Fox & Friends: Weekend", Reverend Todd Johnson, of the First Immanuel Baptist Church said Saturday the Opportunity Zone in the city of brotherly love -- created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act -- is working. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Opportunity Zones are designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities throughout the United States by... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Small Businesses Caught in Booby Traps of NJ Wage Law

NFIB, civil justice group, weigh in on Supreme Court Case—ask legislative intent and reason be considered TRENTON Feb. 14, 2020 – Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a small business association with thousands of members in the state, and the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute filed an amici curiae brief in a case with major implications for well-intended business owners who may face punishment for relying on guidance from government agents in wage and hour disputes. The state Supreme Court is considering whether... Read more →


NY State’s $4 Billion Medicaid Gap Fueled by Highest-in-Nation “Excess Diabetes Costs”

Newswise — NEW YORK, February, 2020 -- As Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s new Medicaid Redesign Team meets for the first time today, a new report, Wasted Billions, Wasted Health examines the state’s out-of-control diabetes costs as a major driver of its budget crisis and offers up a number of evidence-based, patient-centered education programs as a solution to the state’s $4 billion Medicaid gap. The report from Health People, a leading disease prevention community group, calculates that New York’s excess diabetes costs have reached an unprecedented... Read more →


Raptors Eliminated from Playoff Contention by NJCU Women

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Feb. 15, 2020) – Entering their New Jersey Athletic Conference showdown here Saturday afternoon, the Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team had its playoff hopes on life-support, while New Jersey City University was on the verge of program history. The Gothic Knights made history, earning their first NJAC playoff berth since 1989. In the process, they eliminated Rutgers-Camden from a post-season berth with a 54-49 victory. NJCU, which started the day two games ahead of Rutgers-Camden with two remaining in the fight for... Read more →


The Rodger Stone Case: Where Is "Lady Justice"?

WASHINGTON, DC--This week saw new controversies related to the Roger Stone case with four top DOJ prosecutors resigning from their posts in protest of AG Barr’s call for reducing Stone’s sentence. Scroll down to see how Judicial Watch has taken an active role in exposing the FBI’s misconduct in raiding, targeting and prosecuting Roger Stone. From FOX News: DOJ Prosecutors Resign After Top Brass Reverses Course on Roger Stone Sentencing (2/12/2020) Four career Department of Justice prosecutors abruptly withdrew from their postions in an apparent... Read more →


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The Holy City Irish Breakfast

The Holy City Irish Breakfast THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #674 PRESENT THE BEST TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST THIS SIDE OF DUBLIN! Menu Includes: Scrambled Eggs, Rashers, Bangers, Grilled Tomato, Baked Beans, Boxty Potato Pancakes, Homemade Irish Soda Bread Full Cash Bar + IRISH COFFEE in SOUVENIR GLASS Ticket sales END March 12. Tuesday, March 17, 2020. One seating, from 9 am till 12 pm Elizabeth’s Ballroom 419 Highland Blvd. Gloucester City, NJ 08030 BUY TICKETS NJ IRISH SOCIETY, 420 MONMOUTH STREET, GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ, 08030 Read more →


Warren County Freeholders Support 2nd Amendment

(WHITE TOWNSHIP, NJ – February 11, 2020) – Expressing their intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Warren County, the Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution declaring Warren a “Second Amendment / Lawful Gun Owner County.” Gloucestercitynews.net graphic file The freeholder board “desires to express its deep commitment to the rights of citizens of Warren County to keep and bear Arms,” the resolution stated, and opposes “any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights.” A standing-room-only crowd offered comments both... Read more →


Students from NJ Make Dean's List at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA (02/11/2020)-- The following students have earned the distinction of being named to the Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Fall 2019. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester. Danielle Brown of Mullica Hill (08062) Pierce Burgin of Sewell (08080) Nya Dawson of Salem (08079) Lucy Domingue of Mullica Hill (08062) Shawn McKelvey of Williamstown (08094) Thomas Poliski of Salem (08079) Sophia Rubino of Haddonfield (08033) Gemma Ruggiano of Mount... Read more →


What You Need to Know About Vampire Energy

(February 15, 2020)--)--Have you ever wondered why all your energy saving efforts seem not enough? Is your electric bill still hiking up? Well, you might have something lurking in your home. This monster is leeching energy from your sockets and money from your pockets. How Does It Work? Vampire energy, also known as standby loss, idle current, or ghost load, refers to the energy being unnecessarily leeched by gadgets or appliances when you leave it plugged in. These products are consuming energy even when not... Read more →


Guest Opinion: 75 percent of illegal immigrants skip deportation hearings, hiding out in US

OPINION: WASHINGTON SECRETS by Paul Bedard | February 07, 2020 10:35 AM More than 7 out of 10 illegal immigrant families ordered to be deported have skipped their court dates and remain in the United States, according to federal statistics. In just 10 courts, some 36,115 illegal immigrant families ordered out from September 2018 to January 2020 never complied with a requirement to attend their hearings and instead are hiding out in the country, according to a Justice Department report from the Executive Office for... Read more →


EPA Says: No Need To ‘Warm Up’ Modern Vehicles In Cold Weather

CAR CARE COUNCIL BE CAR CARE AWARE (NAPSI)—When the weather is cold, many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without You may have to bundle up before you drive in cold weather but your modern car is ready to go, with no need to idle a while. excessive idling. The idea of idling before driving dates back to when cars were built with carburetors.... Read more →


*The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden Hosts 5th Annual Garbage Bag Gala

Fashion Show Supports Women’s and Family Programs at Kroc Center Camden City, NJ – The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden City will hold its 5th Annual Garbage Bag Gala Fashion Show, presented by U.S. Facilities, on Friday, May 15 at the renovated Marian House in Cherry Hill in support of women’s and family programs at the Kroc Center. Presented by U.S. Facilities, Inc. and sponsored by New Jersey American Water, this awe-inspiring runway show will showcase fashions created from... Read more →


*The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala

BY MediaWize ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 2020)Tickets are now on sale for South Jersey’s premier food and beverage event. The 37th Annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will be held on Thursday, April 16, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala is April 16. (Photo courtesy ACCC) The annual event celebrates food by highlighting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape and showcasing the specialties of... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Pope Brands Transgender Theory As Evil

February 13, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on transgender theory and its consequences: Pope Francis is on the left of the political spectrum on economic and environmental issues, but he remains a conservative on moral issues. His defense of the rights of the unborn is as strong as his two predecessors, and there is nothing heterodox about his comments on marriage, the family, and sexuality: he is a defender of traditional moral values. In his apostolic exhortation responding to the Amazon synod's call... Read more →


New Jersey Allows Residents To Choose What Gender They Want To Be

TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today announced that customers may now change the M/F gender designation on their New Jersey driver license or non-driver identification card without a doctor’s note. The “Declaration of Gender Designation Change for New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card” form is available at NJMVC Agencies and can be downloaded from the NJMVC website, njmvc.gov, and no longer requires the signature of a health care practitioner. Customers who choose to change... Read more →


New Law Will Require Developers To Pay Towards Transit Improvements

(Trenton, NJ)(February 13, 2020)--Today, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee released S368 (Cryan/Weinberg). The bill permits municipalities to require developers to make contributions for mass transit improvements. “This legislation is important because it will make sure developers pay their fair share of mass transit costs associated with new developments. New developments create more demand on mass transit systems, and create more traffic in the area. New Jersey is one of the most densely populated states in the country, and we have some of the... Read more →


NJBIA Supporting Youth Wage Tax Credit Bill

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is supporting legislation heard in the Senate Labor Committee today that would provide tax credits to employers who hire workers under 18 years old. The bill, S-718, is designed to help mitigate the impacts of youth hiring following the signing of New Jersey's $15-an-hour minimum wage law signed last year. "One of the unintended consequences of increasing the minimum wage so dramatically is an expected decrease in the employment of high school students," said NJBIA President and CEO... Read more →


2019 Internet Crime Report Released

Internet-enabled crimes and scams show no signs of letting up, according to data released by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in its 2019 Internet Crime Report. The last calendar year saw both the highest number of complaints and the highest dollar losses reported since the center was established in May 2000. IC3 received 467,361 complaints in 2019—an average of nearly 1,300 every day—and recorded more than $3.5 billion in losses to individual and business victims. The most frequently reported complaints were phishing and... Read more →


Majority Say Houston Astros Players Involved in Cheating Should Be Held Accountable

Research Also Finds Strong Support for Strengthening Whistleblower Programs While Most Say Leadership Punishments Will Motivate Culture Change Arlington, Va., February 11, 2020 – As Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week, new research finds that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the players involved in the Houston Astros cheating scandal should be punished for their actions. Ninety percent of Americans say that players on the team who broke the rules should be punished. There was a slight... Read more →


I-76 Eastbound and I-295 Northbound Ramp/Lane Closures Begin Tonight

(Trenton)(February 13, 2020)-- - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a series of ramp and lane closures on I-76 eastbound and I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Beginning at 10 p.m., tonight, Thursday, February 13 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, February 14, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to close and detour the ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-295 southbound to replace damaged concrete construction barrier. The following signed detour will be in place... 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... Read more →


Help Wanted: Seasonal Jobs at NJ State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites

TRENTON - The New Jersey State Park Service and the State Park Police are accepting applications for hundreds of peak-season jobs throughout state parks, forests and historic sites, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Available positions include lifeguards, trail stewards, naturalists, historic educators, general maintenance, visitor service assistants, office workers and State Park Police visitor service assistants. Applicants for all positions are encouraged to check with the park office of their choice by Monday, March 2 about specific positions, scheduling and other job-related inquiries.... Read more →


NEW JERSEY SPORTSBOOKS HAVE NEVADA IN REACH WITH IMPRESSIVE JANUARY

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — After a month of milestones and a new record handle that topped $50 million, New Jersey’s online and retail sportsbooks are positioned to overtake Nevada for the first time since August 2019, according to analysts from PlayNJ.com. “New Jersey could very well top Nevada, not just in January, but for the foreseeable future,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for PlayNJ.com. “And assuming that happens, we could be seeing the beginning of New Jersey’s more permanent place as the top market in... Read more →


The Garden State Film Festival 

ASBURY PARK, NJ - Celebrating its 18th Anniversary, the artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and celebrates this spirit through dramatic screenings and unparalleled film collaborations attracting a diverse audience from around the world. From Wednesday, 25 - Sunday, 29 March 2020 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, GSFF unveils world premieres, Hollywood stars, industry panels, and as a nonprofit enterprise, serves as an added economic engine for Asbury Park’s vitality through art, commerce... Read more →