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Boeing Suspending Production at Ridley Township Facilities

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] is temporarily suspending production operations at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, in light of the company's continuous assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an orderly shutdown consistent with requirements of U.S. and global defense customers. Boeing will suspend operations beginning at the end of day on Friday, April 3. The site includes... 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 →


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 →


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 →


*Have A Sweet Tooth? Sinfully Sweets is Just For You!

Related: Former Gloucester City Resident Opens Sinfully Sweets Candy Store 3/14-4-11 RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Turkey hunting season Opens April 4

Turkey hunt day for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters April 4, regular turkey season opens April 11 DOVER, Del. – Delaware’s statewide one-day turkey hunt for youth ages 10-15 and for non-ambulatory disabled hunters requiring a wheelchair for mobility will be held Saturday, April 4, followed by the four-week-long spring turkey hunting season from Saturday, April 11 through Saturday, May 9. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with no Sunday hunting. Youth hunters on the one-day turkey hunt... 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 →


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 →


Joseph Peter DeStefano of Westmont

WESTMONT NJ--Suddenly, On March 30, 2020. Age 61. Of Westmont section of Haddon Township. In the loving care of his wife of 26 years, Jennifer DeStefano (nee Conn). Cherished father of Jennifer Mary, Stephanie (Jordan), Michele, Ashley (Sean), Helena, Domenic and Joseph. Beloved Son of Joseph DeStefano and Lillian DeStefano (nee D’Amico). Loving Brother of Debra, John and Sandra. Loving Son-In-Law of Theresa D’Amico (Philip) and the late Stephen Conn. Loving grandfather of Helayna, Georgah, Patrick, Marshall, Chase and Connor. Survived by his beloved granddog,... Read more →


Thousands of Free Resources

Xfinity Video Customers Can Say “Education” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to Access Nearly 2,000 Hours of Programming Created in Partnership with Common Sense Media PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast today announced that it has made nearly 2,000 hours of programming and thousands of free titles available to Xfinity video customers to give children and parents quick and easy access to educational programming by grade level as part of the company’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 crisis. The collection is a joint effort with Common Sense Media, the... Read more →


Pennsylvania Business Files Lawsuit Against Gov. Over Coronavirus Shutdown

By Christen Smith | The Center Square Schulmerich Bells, the world's leading hand bell manufacturer, sued the Pennsylvania governor on Friday over his statewide shutdown order for non-life-sustaining businesses. Schulmerich Bells (The Center Square) – The world’s largest manufacturer of hand bells became the latest company to challenge Pennsylvania’s shut down order for non-life-sustaining businesses, this time arguing that Gov. Tom Wolf’s mandate violates the Fifth Amendment. Schulmerich Bells filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Friday that alleges the order infringes... 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 →


VISIT PHILADELPHIA Releases Research to Inform Recovery Planning

Research has always been the foundation for the work we do at VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and now, more than ever, we need to know how people are feeling and what they’re thinking about travel in order to develop a COVID-19 recovery initiative that will spur a regional rebound. We know it will take all of us to create and execute a successful recovery. Today, we’re releasing new insight that will help inform plans for us and our partners — elected officials, hoteliers, restaurant owners, museum and... 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 →


How to use alternative face masks and shields

March, 2020 Hans Kellner Board of Health, Department of Public Health PHILADELPHIA PA--As COVID-19 coronavirus spreads in Philadelphia, an increasing proportion of people that everyone encounters is likely to be infected. The City has enacted a “stay at home” order and recommendations on social distancing to reduce the number of person-to-person interactions that could lead to spread of the infection, and no use of personal protective equipment should be seen as an alternative to following these recommendations. However, work or caregiving duties may require some... Read more →


GOP Women Surpass Previous High for Filed House Candidates;

Filing Deadlines in Nearly Half of States Yet to Pass With candidate filings posted in 25 states, and deadlines passed in an additional two states that have not yet posted candidate lists, 140 Republican women have filed to run for U.S. House seats, a new high since the Center for American Women and Politics began collecting this data in 1990. The previous high for Republican women House candidates was 133, set in 2010. With filing deadlines still open in nearly half of states, including New... Read more →


A month of hope for children and youth

Dear American Legion Family and Friends, April is the month we raise attention to American Legion programs and services for children and youth. For Children & Youth Month this year, we need to raise more than attention. The coronavirus pandemic has created an urgent need to financially assist military and veteran families with children at home, whose lives have been turned upside-down in recent weeks. They need our help now, and they will need it for months to come. American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance grants... Read more →


CORONAVIRUS DELAYS THE OPENING OF LEGOLAND® NEW YORK RESORT TO 2021 

GOSHEN, NY (March 31, 2020) – In adherence to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evolving restrictions from state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, LEGOLAND® New York Resort and parent company Merlin Entertainments regret to announce the postponement of the Resort opening until 2021. The measure is consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide. “Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our team, the partners we... Read more →


Shameful media still slamming Donald Trump during coronavirus crisis: Goodwin

submitted by Jerry McGlothlin of Special Guests The coronavirus epidemic is shaking humanity and turning the world upside down. Quick, somebody alert the media. The Washington press corps is covering one of the largest continuing stories in recent history the same way it has covered the Trump administration since Day One. The formula is simple: Whatever the president does is not just wrong, it’s borderline evil. Details at 11. In the real world, events are unfolding at a pace and scale impossible to comprehend. But... Read more →


Ways to Stay Productive When You Work from Home

TransparentBusiness offers unique solutions to help businesses allow employees to work remotely NEW YORK, New York – (March 30, 2020) – Globally, there has been 1.5 billion people who have been ordered to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many executives and managers are finding that managing remote workers blindly is is like conducting an orchestra without seeing or hearing the musicians. One company, TransparentBusiness, provides the solution that will allow a business to remain productive and profitable, while protecting their employees from... Read more →


New Jersey: Gun Shop Closure Reversed in New Jersey!

Source: https://www.nraila.org/ On Saturday, March 21, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 107 which shut down the state’s background check system and ruled gun shops non-essential, closing down gun shops along with most other businesses in the state. By executive fiat, the Governor unilaterally ended all purchases of firearms in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy has been one of the most anti-gun Governors in the country, but freedom loving Americans scored a critical victory today when the Governor announced in a press conference that he... Read more →


Philly Bans Non-Essential Businesses from Opening

Charlotte Merrick and Kevin Lessard Department of Commerce To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the City of Philadelphia has prohibited the operations of non-essential businesses until further notice. We recognize the significant impact these restrictions have on businesses. The following resources and relief are available to business owners: Financial Assistance The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Program offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and PIDC, aims to provide relief to selected... Read more →


Miranda Holliday of Columbus NJ Awarded Miranda Family Fellowship

READING, PA (03/30/2020)-- Albright College senior Miranda Holliday of Columbus, N.J., has earned a Miranda Family Fellowship - awarded to Miranda Holliday passionate college juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who are studying music, theater or dance. Holliday, majoring in theatre and political science at Albright, received the news directly from Luis A. Miranda Jr., father of Broadways' Lin-Manuel Miranda. The fellowship offers generous financial support as well as guidance from Lin Manuel Miranda's professional development network. The Miranda Family Fellowship is a mentoring program,... Read more →


Toilets on Navy’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Warships Cost $400,000 a Flush to Unclog

JUDICIAL WATCH CORRUPTION CHRONICLES WASHINGTON, DC--Even during a global pandemic there is government waste to report. Here is a great example. The toilet system on two new, state-of-the-art Navy aircraft carriers is so crappy that it must be cleansed with specialized acids that cost American taxpayers a breathtaking $400,000 a flush. It may seem like a bad joke but, sadly, it is par for the course for many government agencies. The outrageous toilet expense is a snippet of a larger problem involving the Navy’s multi-billion-dollar... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Trump Warns Of Drugs, Depression, Suicides

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by President Trump on the social effects of coronavirus: In his March 29 briefing on coronavirus, President Donald Trump alluded to the social consequences of not taking seriously the threat it poses. He mentioned the "massive" rates of drug use, depression, and suicide that might happen if he took a more relaxed approach to the disease. Trump's critics have played their "fact check game," questioning how accurate his statement is. Even... Read more →


NIH STUDY: Stents and Surgery no Better than Medication at Reducing Heart Attacks

Invasive procedures such as bypass surgery and stenting—commonly used to treat blocked arteries—are no better at reducing the risk for heart attack and death in patients with stable ischemic heart disease than medication and lifestyle changes alone. However, such procedures offer better symptom relief and quality of life for some patients with chest pain, according to two new, milestone studies. The studies, designed to settle a decades-old controversy in cardiology, appear online March 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. While researchers released preliminary... Read more →


Novel COVID-19 - Did the betting odds for Top Candidates for Winning EURO 2020 change? 

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 31, 2020)--Even though the football across Europe stopped for the moment, the fans are still debating about the EURO 2020 winners. The postponement of the tournament due to COVID-19 virus did disappoint both the players and the fanbase across the world, but it also increased various speculations regarding the outcome of this competition. There were some heated discussions even before the group stage draw has been made, but after that, we might as well say that it went to another level. Apart from... Read more →


Diverse Book Ideas...

“The Buddha Sat Right Here” by Dena Moes (NAPSI)—Author Dena Moes felt trapped on the “hamster wheel of working motherhood,” no longer believing that bigger material possessions cause greater happiness. So in 2014 she tore off her Supermom cape, shuttered the house, and took her husband and preteen daughters on an eight-month odyssey through India and Nepal. Her family left their California life of carpools and Cal skate, and traveled by bus, train and elephant. They met the Dalai Lama, hugged Amma the Divine Mother... Read more →


Essay writing - Rules you don't have to forget about

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 31, 2020)--Every student must master the art of writing an essay. But there are several rules you have to understand. Find out what they are here. Learn the basic rules of essay writing, and you'll be making a positive impact on your grade from just writing. Writing an essay is one of the best ways you can express your opinions, improve your grade, and show your knowledge on a certain topic. It's also the perfect way educators and teachers use to understand the writing... Read more →