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NJ'S Pick-6 Rolls to $6.5 Million for April 12 Drawing

TRENTON (April 9, 2021) – The Pick-6 drawing on April 8 produced eight winners of $3,791 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $11,373. The winning numbers for the Thursday, April 8, drawing were: 11, 17, 21, 29, 42 and 45. The XTRA Multiplier was: 03. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by the XTRA number drawn. The $6.5 million drawing will be held Monday, April 12, 2021. Read more →


Burlington County Mega-Site Introduces Sensory Rooms for Vaccine Recipients with Special Needs

(MARLTON, N.J.) After a year spent mostly at home with limited in-person social interaction, a visit to a bustling, unfamiliar vaccine clinic can be a bit overwhelming, especially for those with special needs. In response, organizers of the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site created sensory rooms for individuals with autism, dementia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions. The goal is to ensure a stress-free experience for both special guests and the people who care for them. “Just as we have wheelchairs available for those with physical limitations, we felt it important to create a welcoming environment that considers the needs of individuals who are easily overstimulated by bright, busy spaces,” said Phyllis Worrell, emergency preparedness coordinator for Virtua Health. The sensory rooms are conveniently located,... Read more →


Camden City Mayor Stepping Down; Councilman Carstarphen Seeking the Position

(Camden City, NJ)(March 5, 2021)-- - Saying Camden City is on the rise thanks to the decades of leadership provided by Camden City Mayor Francisco A. “Frank” Moran, today Camden County Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson and Camden City Councilman At-Large Angel Fuentes offered praise for Moran on the announcement that Moran will not seek re-election this year due to health concerns. Sheriff Wilson and Councilman Fuentes also offered their enthusiastic support for Ward 2 City Councilman Vic Carstarphen to run for Mayor and called on the entire Camden City Democratic Committee to join them in their endorsement. “Mayor Moran has been at the forefront of Camden’s many recent successes -- from our groundbreaking community policing reforms praised by President Barack Obama and the amazing turnaround... Read more →


A Guide to Renovating an Old House: 8 Tips to Remember 

There are several reasons why people decide to purchase an old house which has seen better days. One of the main motivations is usually the affordable price tag attached, giving homebuyers the chance to enter the property market quicker than if they were to purchase a new build. Other reasons include the ability to effectively work on a blank canvas to create the ideal house and those who want to enjoy an old-fashioned property's original features. Despite the positive aspects that are gained, make no mistake: attempting to breathe new life into a fixer-upper is far from an easy task. There are various aspects you have to take into consideration. Plus, if you do not pay the right amount of attention to certain issues, that... Read more →


NEST: Retail Industry Has Been A Big Help in Curbing Spread of COVID-19

(GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. -- Feb. 16, 2021) According to studies conducted by South Jersey-based integrated facilities management firm NEST, the retail industry has done its part to curb the spread of COVID-19 since April 2020. A data set of reactive janitorial https://gloucestercitynews.net work orders across multiple specialty retailers shows the fluctuation in cleaning jobs, at minimum, runs parallel with national COVID cases (see graph below). At certain points, the data shows the trajectory of incremental cleanings exceeds daily COVID cases. These cleaning jobs are above and beyond standard janitorial work that retailers regularly implement. "When our data analytics team overlapped the national COVID numbers with the number of our cleaning jobs nationwide, it was amazing to see how the numbers mirrored each other," said NEST's... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Murphy Creates Council on Green Economy; $100M Expenditure

NEWARK – Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean, equitable transportation projects that will improve air quality and reduce the effects of climate change while moving New Jersey towards 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Funds, this funding will bring electrification programs, equitable mobility projects, and electric charging infrastructure to environmental justice communities across the state. Gloucestercitynews.net file Politicians Love Spending Our Money Governor Murphy also signed Executive Order No. 221 establishing the Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy. Housed within the Governor’s Office, the Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy will focus on the interlocking priorities... Read more →


5 Bitcoin Investment Strategies You Should Try Out Now

In the vast sphere of bitcoin investments, success is at the offing for those who are patient. And for those who know how to be wise about cryptocurrency trading. We gathered information from crypto-experts and have come up with 8 bitcoin strategies you should try out to get you leaps and bounds closer to crypto-success. Due Diligence, And Nothing Less New bitcoin enthusiasts (and perhaps, even the non-rookies) jump into the world of bitcoins, and cryptocurrency in general, simply because of social media hype. Unfortunately, they take the plunge without reading about cryptocurrency, on their own. The hype is very real, especially with global events that are shaking the foundations of investing, and the overall future of diversified financial security. Yet the must-do here is... Read more →


What are the reasons to become a PA?

Today, many people aspire to become a PA, which is one of the best healthcare professions. Becoming a PA comes with several advantages that, at times, it becomes difficult to argue against pursuing this career. However, do you need some convincing about becoming a PA? If yes, here are a few reasons that will help you. Versatility The PAs practice in every medical setting, specialty, and state to enhance healthcare quality and access. You can think of any specialty the PAs will care for the patients. A PA can practice in cardiothoracic surgery, pathology, emergency medicine, dermatology, and family medicine. Every specialty has its own set of practice guidelines and responsibilities. Hence, if you want to try a different specialty, you can. Work-life balance The... Read more →


Things you need to consider before checking out new houses for sale Calgary

Purchasing a new house can be daunting for first-timers as it is a lifetime investment. It will help if you become careful about each step you take and the requirement you need to fulfill. People are apprehensive while deciding as they fear making a costly mistake. Once you are ready to buy a new property, it is crucial to consider your affordability. Your financial condition determines the kind of house you can buy. Purchasing a home requires a lot of time and effort. It would help if you considered a long-term plan before making the final decision. Here are a few points you must consider before purchasing a new home and get the most out of your investment Find a trusted real estate agent It... Read more →


GOP Legislators Request Meeting with Biden Following Actions Targeting Energy Workers

One of the first actions taken by President Biden was to stop pipe line which will result in 45000 jobs being loss. ‘The actions you’ve taken have the very real potential to devastate these hard-working Americans and leave them and their families behind for decades to come’ WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today sent a letter with 24 of their Senate colleagues to President Biden voicing their concerns about the new administration's recent executive orders and regulatory actions targeting the domestic energy sector and the thousands of good-paying American jobs it supports and requesting a meeting with the president. The letter is cosigned by U.S. Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Bill Cassidy... Read more →


Travel Alert: Commercial Vehicle Restrictions on NJ Interstate Highways Started at Noon

Restrictions do not apply to New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway (Trenton) (January 31, 2021)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting at 12 noon, Sunday, January 31 based on the forecast for heavy snow and strong winds. Winter weather is expected to begin in the southern region of the state around midday Sunday and move northward, resulting in difficult driving conditions through Tuesday. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads, particularly Sunday night and Monday. The safest place to be is at home. The commercial... Read more →


IRS Criminal Investigation warns Pennsylvania Taxpayers about new Wave of COVID-19 Scams...

...as the second round of Economic Impact Payments are delivered PHILADELPHIA (PA) (January 30, 2021)— The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) is warning Pennsylvania taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the agency delivers the second round of Economic Impact Payments. In the last several months, IRS-CI has seen a variety of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes designed to steal money and personal information from taxpayers. Criminals are taking advantage of the second round of Economic Impact Payments – as well as the approaching filing season – to trick honest taxpayers out of their hard-earned money. “I would like to remind all Pennsylvanians to be very vigilant, as scammers are constantly looking for people to victimize, said... Read more →


College of Charleston Students from NJ Named to President's List and Dean's List

CHARLESTON, SC (01/22/2021)-- College of Charleston congratulates more than 2,600 students who were named to the President's List and Dean's List for Fall 2020. College of Charleston congratulates more than 2050 students who were named to the President's List and Dean's List for Fall 2020. Emily DeBaecke of Columbus (08022) was named to the Dean's List. DeBaecke is majoring in Psychology Sarah Decedue of Columbus (08022) was named to the President's List. Decedue is majoring in Dance and Biology Carolyn Pratt of Mount Holly (08060) was named to the President's List. Pratt is majoring in Undecided Elana Tiger of Absecon (08201) was named to the President's List. Tiger is majoring in Physical Education Emily Lucchesi of Wall Township (07719) was named to the President's List.... Read more →


Louise E. Tucker, of Gloucester City, 72

Gloucester City, NJ- Louise E. Tucker, of Gloucester City passed away at her home on Sunday, January 3, 2021. She was 72. A compassionate woman that always wore a smile, Louise had a heart of gold. She was always accepting of everyone she met and would do all she could to help those in need. Gloucestercitynews.net files Louise was devoted to her faith. She was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Woodbury where she was very active among the community there. Louise often would assist with the food banks and toy collections for her church. Away from her church, Louise enjoyed working with flowers. She would often plant gardens full of beautiful flowers that were in season, create floral arrangements for any occasion... Read more →


How to evaluate the bitcoin earning

In the event that you are considering what bitcoin is and in the event that you ought to put resources into it, at that point this article is for you. In 2010, a bitcoin cost just 5 pennies. In 2017, Quick Forward and its worth arrived at 20,000. Once more, inside the following 24 hours, the value dropped to 8 8,000, making gigantic misfortunes the holders of the money. In the event that you are attempting to discover more about Bitcoin, perusing this can help you. As indicated by measurements, about 24% of Americans understand what it is. Notwithstanding, the money is as yet worth in excess of 2 152 billion. This is the most well-known purpose for the ubiquity of this thing. Tell us... Read more →


Wastewater, Surface Water and Drinking Water Planning Grant Proposals...

...Now Being Accepted by DNREC, DPH State government agencies, county and municipal governments, and conservation districts can now submit proposals to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Division of Public Health to receive matching grants for wastewater, surface water and drinking water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Eligible projects include planning, preliminary engineering and feasibility analysis of wastewater and/or drinking water projects; stormwater retrofits; green technology practices; stream and wetland restoration projects; small watershed studies; master surface water and drainage plans; and other source water pollution control projects. Grant applications of up to $50,000 will be considered with a one-to-one cash match requirement. Up to 10 percent of the grant funds may... Read more →


disABILITIES and Special Needs

COVID-19 Updates and Virtual Programming The Camden County Board of Freeholders declared a state of emergency in Camden County in response to the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the declaration, all nonessential employees and personnel county-wide were asked to work from home. This declaration was amended to extend the order indefinitely keeping county offices closed until a safe end date has been determined by the Camden County Health Department. As such, all of the in-person programs for Individuals with disabilities who are using wheelchairs or mobility scooters have also been canceled indefinitely. We will continue ​in-person programming again once it is recommended and safe to do so. ​Thank you for your understanding. The Camden County Department of Disabilities... Read more →


Two People Killed in Traffic Accident on Christmas Day in Voorhees Township

VOORHEES TWP. NJ (December 25, 2020)--Two people were killed in a traffic accident on Centennial Blvd., Voorhees Township on Christmas Day, December 25, according to Captain Carmen Del Palazzo, spokesman for the Voorhees Township Police Department. Captain Del Plazzo released the following statement, A 2021 Volvo XC70, operated solely by a Cheltenham, Pa. resident, Larry A. Shaw, 68, was traveling eastbound on Centennial Boulevard, when it struck a 2016 Honda CRV operated solely by a Berlin, resident, Carol C. Marks age 84, who was traveling Westbound on Centennial Boulevard. Gloucestercitynews.net files Voorhees Police responded to the scene at 1:21 PM. When they arrived they were informed by Emergency Medical Personnel that Shaw had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Marks... Read more →


DNREC’s Electric Vehicle Rebate Program Extended Six Months

Delaware Drivers are Saving Money With Electric Vehicles Delawareans looking to help fight climate change and reduce their carbon footprint can receive rebates for new electric vehicle and charging station purchases through DNREC’s Clean Transportation Incentive Program, which has been extended through June 30, 2021. “Transportation is a leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Delaware,” said Gov. John Carney. “Vehicle electrification is a leading strategy in reducing those emissions, and by providing rebates to residents and businesses we are improving the air quality for a healthier Delaware.” Rebates for the purchase or lease of electric vehicles and charging stations include: $2,500 for battery electric vehicles, including vehicles with range extenders, with a purchase price of $60,000 or less; $1,000 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Debt Collectors Are Reminded to Mind No Parking Signs on Credit Reports

Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC There’s a virtual “NO PARKING” sign planted smack in the middle of your credit report. It means that debt collectors can’t report your debt — or your supposed debt — to credit reporting agencies without first trying to check Gloucestercitynews.net files with you. That’s a key takeaway from the FTC’s case against Midwest Recovery Systems, LLC. The FTC says Midwest used “debt parking” to collect fake or questionable debts. Debt parking is an illegal practice where collectors post debts to people’s credit reports without first trying to contact them. Many people don’t learn about the debts until they apply for loans, jobs, or housing, and someone pulls their credit report. Some people pay the debts... Read more →


Want Less Wedding Planning Stress? Plan Ahead

(November 30, 2020)--More than 42 percent of Gloucester City’s population of 12,000 are married couples, and they all had at least one stressful experience while planning their wedding. The experience of married Gloucester City residents is a reflection of America’s views on weddings in general, as six out of 10 American couples who got married in 2018 seriously considered eloping instead of going ahead with a traditional wedding. The stress brought about by the planning was compounded by the financial strain on both parties, as the average cost of weddings in the United States is $37,124. Planning ahead can help to reduce the stress associated with the financial burden. Save Money First Weddings are not just about calling ahead to reserve the venue of your... Read more →


Thousands to Participate Nationwide in Artists Sunday

(Nov. 28, 2020) – Thousands of artists in more than 500 communities nationwide on Sunday will take part in Artists Sunday, a new annual shopping holiday that encourages consumers to support local artists by giving the gift of art this holiday season. Artists Sunday is a fast-growing nationwide movement of more than 3,500 artists and artisans who have joined forces with 400 state and local art, civic, and economic development organizations in every state in the country. During a holiday marked by social distancing, their shared message to consumers is this: Support your community by buying heartfelt and unique gifts from local artists and craftspeople. More than 350 sales, specials, promotions and events are taking place nationwide. Additionally, consumers can search the Artists Sunday directory... Read more →


Air Conditioning Units: Their Common Problems and Corresponding Solutions

Image Source (November 18, 2020)--I think everybody would agree that we cannot live without air conditioning units or commonly known as AC, especially during hot seasons like summer. They make our lives more comfortable since they make every place cooler. When they are in good condition and work optimally, they make everything in our lives so much easier. We sleep, work, and hang around better with them in our day-to-day lives. But what if they are not always on their best foot forward? What if they experience derailments too? Are our lives still as comfortable as they were when these ACs were still serving their purpose? Or would they add to the usual predicaments we face every day? Regardless of the answer, know that air... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Governor Andrew Cuomo's Animus Against Religion Laid Bare

by Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit filed by the Diocese of Brooklyn: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who heads the Diocese of Brooklyn, has a lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court that could prove to be historic. The Dictator Governor Andrew Cuomo All reasonable persons understand the right of government to impose limited restrictions on the public during a pandemic, but only unreasonable persons maintain that such powers are boundless. It is more than unreasonable—it is unconstitutional—to target churches and other houses of worship for special treatment. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acted irresponsibly when he placed greater restrictions on churches than he did on hardware stores. That is what the Brooklyn Diocese’s lawsuit contends. By declaring... Read more →


What Is Wash@Home?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(November 11, 2020)--Wash@Home is a revolutionary new laundry service that connects US-based clients with Washers, enabling people who are pressed for time to outsource their laundry while simultaneously providing Washers with a lucrative revenue stream. Wash@Home presents an optimum service in terms of value and convenience, providing a 48-hour turnaround time as standard, with 24-hour service available at an additional cost. Clients (Washees) can enjoy free pick-up and delivery to their home or office to suit their busy schedule, enabling them to spend their precious time doing the things they really want to do. Via Wash@Home’s easy to navigate the app, users add laundry items to their basket before completing the checkout process. Wash@Home’s Couriers collect at the chosen time and location, enabling customers to... Read more →


How to Sell Your House in 5 Easy Steps

By: Raymond James About the Author: Ray is a sought after thought leader and an expert in financial and money management. He has been published and featured in over 50 leading sites and aims to contribute articles to help novice financial planners. One of his goals is to impart his knowledge in finance to educate and help ordinary people create and achieve their financial goals. There are many reasons why you may want to sell your house. Maybe your new job requires you to relocate, or perhaps you want to upgrade. Whatever the reason, deciding to sell your home is always a big step. You probably have invested a lot of your money and time to make it a special place. Unfortunately, selling a house... Read more →


5 Tips to Fix a Slow Draining Sink

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 10, 2020)You may think that a slow draining sink leaves you with little options. In fact, most people just let the drain empty at its own pace and prefer to turn a blind eye. There are still others who wouldn't think twice before pouring some chemical cleaner down the sink. Sadly, none of these are appropriate measures. If you're prey to these habits, it is likely that you'll have to deal with some heavy repairs in the near future. If you're not up to drain cleaning schemes, you should look for emergency drain services to sort out the slow draining problem. But we strongly suggest trying yourself before resorting to expert help with this problem. So what do you do if there's a slow... Read more →


CONSUMER TIP: What to do when someone steals your identity/video

September 25, 2020 by Traci Armani Consumer Education Specialist, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Did someone use your personal information to open up a new mobile account or credit card? Or maybe buy stuff with one of your existing accounts? Or did they file for unemployment or taxes in your name? That’s identity theft. If any of this happened to you, the FTC wants to help you stop the damage and start recovering. Learn more by watching this video: Not sure whether someone has stolen your identity? Check out these clues that someone is using your information. If your information has been compromised, find the next steps to take. But all roads lead to IdentityTheft.gov, so start there to get your recovery plan. Read more →


Report Released on State of Cancer in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- As recent racial justice protests and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic illuminate the role that structural racism and socioeconomic factors play in the health of Americans, significant disparities may be found in cancer rates and outcomes, according to “State of Cancer in Philadelphia,” a report issued this week from Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, sponsored by Lazarex Cancer Foundation. The analysis offers key information to public health agencies, policymakers and care providers to inform how best to allocate resources to promote health equity in Philadelphia. It is also the first report of its kind to give a comprehensive interactive overview of cancer incidence, screening and mortality data in Philadelphia by race/ethnicity and... Read more →


New Study: Mortality Rates Declining for Lung Cancer Patients

(August 15, 2020)--According to a new study, mortality rates from the most common lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), have fallen sharply in the United States in recent years, due primarily to recent advances in treatment. The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The findings were published August 12, 2020, in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Reduced tobacco consumption in the U.S. has been associated with a progressive decrease in lung cancer deaths that started around 1990 in men and around 2000 in women. Until now, however, we have not known whether newer treatments might contribute to some of the recent improvement,” said Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., NCI deputy director and... Read more →


Say It Isn't So! Philadelphia Public League Suspends All Sports

PHILADELPHIA PA (August 12, 2020)--The Philadelphia Public League has announced that all Interscholastic Sports will be canceled from now up until January 1, 2021. Below is the League's Statement: “In accordance with Governor Wolf’s recommendations that were made on August 6th, the Philadelphia Public League will be suspending all interscholastic athletic programming through January 1, 2021. If guidelines released by the Governor’s office change, or are updated in a way that would allow programming to resume, we reserve the right to revisit our decision and provide further guidance on a safe return to play. Our focus in the immediate future will be on developing a robust virtual program this fall to engage our student-athletes in a meaningful way as it pertains to NCAA Eligibility, sport... Read more →


Assurance maladie collective Qu'est-ce qu'un régime d'assurance maladie collective?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--Les régimes d'assurance-maladie collectifs offrent une couverture à un groupe de membres, généralement composé d'employés de l'entreprise ou de membres d'une organisation. Les membres du groupe santé reçoivent généralement une assurance à un coût réduit car le risque de l'assureur est réparti sur un groupe d'assurés. Il existe de tels plans aux États-Unis et au Canada. image courtesy of Ashkjan Forouzani unsplash.com Comment fonctionne l'assurance maladie collective Les régimes d'assurance maladie collective sont souscrits par les entreprises et les organisations, puis proposés à ses membres ou employés. Le régime d'assurance collective exige généralement une participation d'au moins 70% au régime pour être valide. En raison des nombreuses différences - assureurs, types de régimes, coûts et modalités - entre les régimes, il n'y en... Read more →


NJBIA to Testify Against Health Insurance Plan Tax that Will Raise Premiums   

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is urging two legislative committees today to vote against a proposed $300 million health insurance tax that would increase costs for businesses, nonprofits and ultimately all employees who pay a portion of their healthcare premiums. The bills, S-2676/A-4389, would impose a new 2.75% state excise tax on fully-insured health insurance premiums for health benefits plans, MEWAs and dental and vision coverage. The bills are before the Senate Commerce Committee and the Assembly Financial Institutions Committee this afternoon. “This bill would increase costs on businesses and nonprofits, large and small, which have continued to offer health benefit plans during the current COVID-19 pandemic while struggling themselves to remain afloat,” NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas said in her... Read more →


LTPD Alert: - Fireworks Consumer Brief

FIREWORKS consumer brief Gloucestercitynews.net files On the 4th of July, Independence Day, Americans celebrate their patriotism with family reunions, picnics and beautiful displays of fireworks nationwide. Unfortunately, every year, this happy celebration turns into tragedy for many Americans due to the unsafe and illegal use of fireworks. Fireworks displays must be enjoyed responsibly – and within the confines of the law. In New Jersey, it is unlawful to sell, possess, or use fireworks, other than certain sparkling devices and novelties, without a valid permit. STATISTICAL INJURIES The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency tasked with protecting the public from defective products, in a special study about fireworks found that in the year 2018: ■ 67% of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30-day... Read more →


Growth in Tree Canopy in Philadelphia Shows Decrease in Human Mortality

Philadelphia, PA, June, 2020 - The first city-wide health impact assessment of the estimated effects of a tree canopy initiative on premature mortality in Philadelphia suggests that increased tree canopy could prevent between 271 and 400 premature deaths per year. The study by Michelle Kondo, a Philadelphia-based research social scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and her partners suggest that increased tree canopy or green space could decrease morbidity and mortality for urban populations – particularly in areas with lower socioeconomic status where existing tree canopies tend to be the lowest. The study, "Health impact assessment of Philadelphia's 2025 tree canopy cover goals," examined the potential impact of Greenworks Philadelphia, a plan to increase tree canopy to 30 percent across the city... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Ready for Summer

With several impactful storms already this year, customers should take steps to prepare for storms and hurricanes that often come with summer MAYS LANDING, N.J. (June 10, 2020) – Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic City Electric has been performing essential work to prepare the local energy grid to meet increased customer demand and keep homes and businesses powered all summer long. Employees are completing maintenance and inspections, as well as upgrades and critical repairs to prepare for severe weather, including a forecasted active hurricane season. This work is essential to providing safe and reliable service for the company’s 560,000 customers throughout the summer months. “We enhanced our already strict safety procedures so our employees could continue their critical work throughout this pandemic, to help... Read more →


Keeping Home Pool Water Safe During COVID-19 Crisis

Budd’s Pools & Spas Offers FREE At-Home Water Testing For Pools and Hot Tubs Deptford, N.J.—As pools get uncovered and the summer swimming season approaches, COVID-19 store closures have made testing of water safety difficult for home pool owners to obtain. In response Budd’s Pools & Spas in Deptford, N.J., is offering free at-home water testing. General Manager Chris Volk says he wants to make sure that area pool and hot tub owners continue to have access to professional testing and advice. "This is an essential service for pool and hot tub owners," he says."When water isn’t properly tested, people can end up getting anything from a mild skin rash to serious illness." Volk, who admits on his blog that he brings his own water... Read more →


WalletHub Study: NJ The State With The Worst Health Infrastructure for COVID-19

COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in the country’s healthcare system, from supplies to staffing to bed counts, but issues have been far from uniform across the U.S. To find out which states were most prepared going into the pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Best Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus, as well as accompanying videos. To identify which states have the best health infrastructure, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 14 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the state’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness funding per capita to the share of the population that is uninsured and the number of hospital beds per capita. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A. Health Infrastructure... Read more →


Six most common cockfighting techniques in the world

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 19, 2020)--There are all sorts of games that are played worldwide. Some games are physical and field-based, some are online, some games do not pay any gift or cash, and some provide cash winnings. Different gamers play different games according to their choices and preferences. Gambling is played by gamers who want to earn money along with the games. In gambling, people bet and earn money. It is a risky game, and you can lose money if you are a beginner with no knowledge of gambling. Cockfighting game: Other than casino online games, you can witness gambling in cockfighting too. People bet huge amounts in cockfighting, so the winnings and losing prices is huge, too. There are many other parameters that a player must... Read more →


NJ American Water 2020 Environmental Grant Recipients

Four community improvement projects receive more than $35,000 in environmental funding CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – MAY 5, 2020 – As water utility providers across the nation celebrate Drinking Water Week, New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 Environmental Grant Program. This year, the company has awarded a total of $35,238 to four distinguished organizations and community groups within its service area that are engaged in sustainability projects to improve water source protection or watershed protection. Montclair State University’s New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology (NJCWST) was awarded $10,000 for the creation of a “Traveling Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Lab” which will extend and advance NJCWST’s work in STEM education and promote community awareness of the importance and... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Offers Free Trees to Help Save Energy

Trees can help lower energy bills by 20 percent and provide a more relaxing environment MAYS LANDING, N.J. (April 24, 2020) – Atlantic City Electric is giving away more than 1,000 free trees to its residential customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. Coming off the heels of Earth Day’s 50thAnniversary, this Earth-friendly and environmentally focused initiative helps customers conserve energy and reduce household energy use through strategic tree planting. As an added benefit, according to the National Wildlife Federation, research demonstrates that exposure to trees has a relaxing effect on humans, reducing stress and impacting a sense of well-being, benefits we know many customers could take advantage of as the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic continue. Starting on Arbor Day, Atlantic City... Read more →


Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island Considering Reopening Plans

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday morning that he feels “the worst is over” when it comes to the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has enveloped his state and the nation, and he suggested that a coalition of six Northeast states would be making a joint announcement at 2 p.m. on plans to reopen the economy in the weeks and months to come. Speaking at his daily briefing on the pandemic, Cuomo said he had been in contact with the governors of Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island about a regional approach to returning to normalcy. “Can we work together on a reopening plan?” was the topic of those conversations, he said.... Read more →


Gloucester County Social Services to Serve Residents Online and by Phone

(Sewell, NJ)–The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Division of Social Services recognizes that receiving your benefits in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak is top priority for you and your family. In order to ensure you receive your benefits, a number of temporary changes have been put in place to serve you beginning March 18. “In order to encourage our County residents to engage in social distancing, the Division of Social Services is serving our individuals online and by phone only,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. County residents who want to apply for SNAP food assistance, or cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program can do so online at NJHelps.org. We will be conducting interviews by phone, so you... Read more →


The Point at Cape Henlopen Closes March 1 for 2020 for beach nesting season

LEWES, Del. –The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, will close Sunday, March 1, for the benefit of threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns, and other species. The Point’s nesting habitat on the ocean side will reopen Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. DNREC’s Divisions of Parks & Recreation, Fish & Wildlife, and Watershed Stewardship have worked together since 1990 to implement a management plan to halt the decline of beachnester and migratory shorebird populations. The Point has been closed annually since 1993. For more information, contact... 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 could mean a charter school focusing on classical education or a magnet school that lets students shadow medical professionals. Maybe it’s learning at an... Read more →


Celebrate Gloucester Catholic Pride on Maroon & Gold Day

By gostrum / January 2020 / Comments are Disabled GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Join us in a celebration of Gloucester Catholic pride as GC will sponsor a Maroon & Gold Day Exposition on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in which Ram students will display their talents in the arts. During the day’s activities, come view beautiful art work displayed by Gloucester Catholic students, who are mentored by GCHS faculty member Mr. Dave Sipple. Art work will be on display on the first floor of the St. Mary’s Building from 12 noon through 2 pm. Read more →


Rutgers Dental School Receives Funding to Expand Care for Patients With Disabilities

By Carrie Stetler Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will get a $250,000 boost for the only dental clinic in the region that provides care to patients with disabilities and on the autism spectrum. Glenn Rosivack, interim chair of the dental school's Department of Pediatrics, says there are many barriers to dental care for special-needs patients. Photo: John Emerson The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) – which offers the only dental clinics in the region providing care to patients with disabilities – will be able to treat more special-needs patients because of new state funding expected to receive final approval from Governor Murphy. The bill, which would give RSDM $250,000, was introduced by state assemblyman Dan Benson (D-14) in the spring and overwhelmingly passed the... Read more →


Nothing is going to change for women until women demand change

. So…in 2020, DEMAND CHANGE. Support women running! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CHICAGO – 1/2/2020 --- Formulating New Year’s Eve resolutions for 2020? RUN, a new independently produced TV show, has a suggestion for the feminists in the room: support women running for office using a “squad” mentality that defends, supports and amplifies women during their run! RUN has already transformed the campaign of one woman, Bushra Amiwala, who won her race for school board in IL in 2019 by a narrow margin with the team’s help. The format of the show includes five female experts in campaign strategy, PR, tech, activism and comedy that empower scrappy, novice, passionate female political candidates to run. The team has already gathered an audience of 30k followers and... Read more →


Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package: Key To Fun In Philly This Holiday Season

Winter-Only Package Includes Free Hotel Parking & A Free Philadelphia Sightseeing Pass™ For Two Want visiting friends and relatives to enjoy a comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable holiday season in Philadelphia? Encourage them to book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, a perks-packed deal that enables visitors to choose their own city adventure thanks to the inclusion of two free Philadelphia Sightseeing Passes — a first-time package perk. The hotel offer is available December 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020. “The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package wraps the city up into one big gift and gives visiting friends and relatives a relaxing place to stay, as well as tickets for the Philadelphia activities that most appeal to them,” said Jeff Guaracino, president and CEO, VISIT PHILADELPHIA. “We... Read more →


9 Ways Going to Church Can Benefit Your Life

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Dec. 11, 2019)--While church attendance seems to be declining, and a mental health crisis is rising, many people may not realize the many benefits of attending church. Almost 20% of Americans report having no religious affiliation in 2018. This is more than double the 8% who had no preference just a decade earlier. Attending church has several benefits that may have you reconsidering your connection with a higher power. Read on to find out what they are. 1. Mental Health Benefits of Attending Church This world is a stressful and often confusing place. Depression, anxiety, and stress are challenges facing many as they struggle through life. It often leaves people wondering their place in the universe and what the purpose of their life is. Studies... Read more →