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FIFTH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S PARADE PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS Sunday March 1 at 1 PM

Monsignor Bill Hodge performing the Mummers Strut in front of St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street. (2018 photo by Gus Danks) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 17, 2020)--Monsignor William Hodge, Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Gloucester City, Charlie Kain, President of the New Jersey Irish Society, and Mayor Dan Spencer has announced plans are underway for the Fifth Annual St. Mary Parish St. Patrick’s Parade. The parade will be held on SUNDAY, MARCH 1st, 2020 at 1:00 PM sharp. THERE IS NO RAIN/SNOW DATE. Registration... Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSBOOKS CLOSE 2019 WITH RECORD $342.6 MILLION IN BETS

Online sports betting continues to grow as online poker scores strong month, according to PlayPennsylvania.com (LAS VEGAS) — Pennsylvania online and retail sportsbooks posted a record handle of more than $342 million in December — and crossed $1 billion in online bets since launch — to cap a year that generated nearly $1.5 billion in wagers. And with a full year of online sports betting ahead and an increasingly robust offering of operators, Pennsylvania should more than double that handle in 2020, according to analysts... Read more →


MILLIONS OF STUDENTS AVOID STUDENT DEBT BY SUGAR DATING

The 2020 election is right around the corner, and there’s one thing all the Democratic candidates agree on: fixing the student debt crisis. While solutions including loan forgiveness and cancellation are on the table, the future remains uncertain, and Americans are saddled with $1.6 trillion in student loans. LAS VEGAS (Jan., 2020) — Rather than become another one of the 44 million student loan borrowers in the United States, who graduate university only to be burdened by the heavy weight of loan repayments and a... Read more →


Community Reformers Call on DPRA Members to Investigate Questionable Land Dealings

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 17, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Community reformers jammed the Delaware River Port Authority meeting on Wednesday calling on the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to investigate the connection of the DRPA board members with political Sue Altman, state director of New Jersey Working Families was dragged from a hearing in Nov. where George E. Norcross III testified he did not manipulated New Jersey’s controversial tax incentive program for his benefit (photo courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer) power broker George Norcross III. The Philadelphia Inquirer... Read more →


The InLiquid Benefit Twenty-Twenty

Everyone is a Collector - January 31st + February 1st, 2020 - At the Crane Arts Icebox Project Space PHILADELPHIA, PA--InLiquid will be celebrating its 20th anniversary year as they host their annual benefit and silent auction on January 31st and February 1st, 2020. ​Friday, January 31st will be the special VIP Preview night. Saturday, February 1st will begin with a special open-to-the-public Family Day and Saturday evening, the Main Event will conclude the annual soiree. ​The honorary chairs will be Brigit Brust and Jamie... Read more →


Trending Destinations To Consider For Your 2020 Vacation 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 17, 2020)-- As January is said to be one of the most depressing months of the year, it could be time to start planning your next vacation. With deals and offers hitting our screens ready to get you out of the winter blues, check out some of the best destinations to consider for your next getaway. Hawaii For a blissful vacation, not far from home shores, Hawaii is the perfect remedy. Its beautiful mix of beaches and resorts offers you the chance to soak... Read more →


Rock Band from Gloucester City Releases New Album

The Warhawks, a rock-band from Gloucester City photo courtesy of New Jersey Stage GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 17, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)--The Warhawks, a rock-band from Gloucester City, NJ have released a brand new EP titled Stardust Disco, according to NewJerseyStage.com This EP finds the band shedding some skin from their last release, Never Felt So Good, and showing off their appreciation for pop music. Just think of some of the more radio friendly hits of bands like The Clash and Pixies mixed with the beautiful vocal arrangements... Read more →


Pennsylvania Offers New Funding to Help Philly Students Discover Opportunities in Manufacturing

HARRISBURG, PA (January 15, 2020)--Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) was approved for $110,000 in Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career funding to nearly double the number of teams in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties participating in the educational competition, ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ (WSCM). “More and more students have a growing interest in manufacturing employment because of innovative and interactive programs like ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ said Gov. Wolf. “We are proud to support the creative efforts being made... Read more →


ALEX KARRAS FINALLY VOTED INTO PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

By Raymond Rolak Sports Editor NEW YORK-- The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio announced that Lions Defensive Tackle Alex Karras was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 15-person Centennial Slate for the Class of 2020. Alex Karras hosting Saturday Night Live in 1985 with guests Billy Crystal and Tina Turner. This special added class into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was expanded to celebrate the National Football League Centennial. Karras was known as the... Read more →


CNBNEWS January 2020 Cheers & Jeers

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews. net JEER-Something has to be done about the dilapidated house (photo above) that sits at the entrance of Gloucester City at Essex Street and Collings Road. People coming into our community are getting the wrong impression of the city because of the appearance of this property. CHEER--William Ackley, Gloucester City's Chief Housing Inspector & Zoning Official said the Essex Street house has been approved as a redevelopment project under a new ordinance that was recently passed. "We are in... Read more →


Five Ways To Take Your Manufacturing Business To The Next Level

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 16, 2020)--There comes a time where every manufacturing business will be ready to reach the next level. Once you have found some stability and initial success, it is important to keep this positive momentum going so that you can continue to grow, develop and evolve. It is easy for the competition to catch up when you stand still for too long in the business world, so an intelligent owner will always be aware of a few growth strategies that can be used to take... Read more →


How to Take Care of Your Backyard 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 16, 2020)--When you have a backyard in your home, it’s crucial that you take care of it. The last thing you are going to want is a patch of overgrown mess behind your property. Not only will this look bad, but you won’t be able to use it to its full advantage either. When guests come over you’ll be embarrassed about the look of your yard, and the longer you leave it, the harder it will be to tidy. image courtesy of unsplash.com Many... Read more →


Route 47 Traffic Shift Required at 47 Bridge Over I-295 on Thursday

I-295 southbound Exit 25B to remain closed for another month (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced daytime lane closures with alternating traffic on Route 47 as the Bridge over I-295 replacement project nears completion in Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 16, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, is scheduled to close one lane on the Route 47 Bridge over I-295 and set up alternating traffic to facilitate a traffic shift. In addition, the ramp from I-295 southbound... Read more →


*Dance Theatre of Harlem in residence at Kutztown University

KUTZTOWN, PA (01/14/2020) KU Presents! welcomes the Dance Theatre of Harlem, a singular presence in the ballet world celebrating its 50th anniversary season, for a multi-day residency at Kutztown University. Dance Theatre of Harlem will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Schaeffer Auditorium on the Kutztown University campus. Tickets are $42; $38 for students and seniors and can be purchased at www.KutztownPresents.org, or by calling the KU Presents! Box Office 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, at 610-683-4092. In addition to the public... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to MAC Academic Honor Roll

READING, PA (01/13/2020)-- The following local student-athletes were named to the 2019 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Fall Academic Honor Roll for their achievements in the classroom during the Fall 2019 semester. Tyler Barrett of Mays Landing (08330) competed as a member of the Alvernia University Golden Wolves Cross Country Team during the Fall 2019 season. The Oakcrest High School graduate is studying Sport Management at Alvernia. Sean Barnard of Southampton (08088) competed as a member of the Alvernia University Golden Wolves Men's Soccer Team during... Read more →


American Legion provides over $1.1 million in grants to veteran families

The American Legion In January 2019, The American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program broke a single-month record in grant distribution – $1,030,163. Of the grants distributed, $1,000,500 assisted children of active duty Coast Guard servicemembers who were financially affected by the federal government shutdown. The government shutdown created a critical need of monetary assistance for active-duty U.S. Coast Guardsmen. And The American Legion answered their call for help by providing immediate financial support through the TFA program. But the financial need for veterans and... Read more →


Report: Job Growth in Pennsylvania Projected at 0.5 Percent

The Center Square Job growth in Pennsylvania is expected to reach 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state’s 2019 job growth of 0.7 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks. Pennsylvania ranked in a tie for 35th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on its projected job growth this year, according to the Kiplinger analysis. The state’s current jobless rate is 3.9 percent. Generally, tax revenues flowing to states should remain... Read more →


6 Top Environmental Issues You Need to Worry About in 2020 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--Most people are aware that the environment is changing; after all, it’s almost impossible to avoid all the new stories about climate change and how the ice caps are melting, and huge hurricanes are on the way. But how many people really understand what is happening to the natural world around them and the impact it will have on their future, not to mention their children’s future? Probably not that many. That being said, the environmental issues that our world faces today are... Read more →


How to Solve Small Business Cashflow Problems

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--The wheel of fortune is a fickle mistress and regardless of how well your business is performing today, tomorrow may bring any number of unexpected hazards and unforeseen encumbrances to challenge your business acumen and your business bank balance. Balancing the books is hard enough for a small business, and so it pays to be prepared for tough times and armed with a strategy for dealing with potential cashflow hiccups as they arise. When times are good and money is flowing freely, that’s... Read more →


Introduction to Online Casinos

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--Gambling is typically considered as a zero-gravity area from where the chances for a surge and a plummet are equal. Time and technology have redefined casinos as the space of unlimited entertainment, and it gradually materialized into the screens as well. For as long as the urge for thriving fortune exists within humans, casinos will stand high in the zone of factors that shoot up the economy. As online casinos are getting more players to the platform without the need for exhibiting live... Read more →


Lawmakers in Pennsylvania Announce New Push to Fight Medicaid Fraud

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--Pennsylvania lawmakers and the state’s Attorney General’s office announced on Monday they’re teaming up to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system. A bipartisan group of lawmakers will sponsor bills in both the House and Senate aimed at protecting the health insurance program for 2.7 million of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents. The proposals come nearly nine months after a state grand jury released its recommendations to curb fraudulent claims from siphoning funding from the public... Read more →


Voice Recognition Technology: Why Alexa Succeeds

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 15, 2020)--It would be understandable to think that voice recognition does not have too much of a place in the realm of modern technology. While it would be nice to have, it is understandable to think that it might be more of a nuisance than anything. When compared to something such as touch technology, voice recognition might be seen as more of a luxury than a necessity. However, Alexa has continued to prove that voice recognition has a place in today’s world and has... Read more →


AMERICAN HEROES: Two Fort Bragg Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan War from IED

Kandahar Province, Afghanistan--The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Both soldiers were killed in action yesterday when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were conducting operations as part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission. The incident is under investigation. The two soldiers were identified as 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin of Newport News, Virginia; and 21-year-old Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon of Aurora, Illinois, the Pentagon... Read more →


BUSINESS: Alex Hogan Assigned as General Assignment Reporter for FoxNews

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed WFMZ-TV, an independent television station, reporter Alex Hogan as a general assignment reporter. She begins her new role today. Since 2017, Hogan has served as a morning news reporter and fill-in anchor for WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Hogan covered various breaking news stories, including the trial of Bill Cosby, the 2017 Cosmo Dinardo murders and the 2018 Allentown car bombing. Previously, Hogan worked as a general assignment reporter for CBS affiliate WTAJ-TV covering the... Read more →


Why Do You Need Chiropractic Treatment?

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 14, 2020)--Are you having bad back pain, or you’re your joints are in pain? Your muscles are stiff, and your regular painkillers are not working anymore, it's time you pay a visit to the chiropractor. But before you go, here is everything you need to know about chiropractic adjustment. image courtesy of unsplash.com What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment? It’s a spinal manipulation treatment performed by trained chiropractors to improve spinal functions and your body’s physical functions. Chiropractic comes from the Greek language, which means... Read more →


MyMedicalShopper Provides Response to DHHS Request for Public Comments

Portsmouth, NH – January 13, 2020 – MMS Analytics, Inc. dba MyMedicalShopper, the leading provider of healthcare price transparency solutions, submitted a detailed response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding proposed rule making to “give consumers personalized, real-time access to cost-sharing information,” shedding light on the secret world of healthcare pricing and empowering consumers to make more informed care decisions. The “Transparency in Coverage CMS-9915-P” rule requires most group health plans and issuers to give participants personalized access to provider pricing,... Read more →


Free public reading of Tough Love

Ridgewood,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) January 9, 2020 --New Players Company of Ridgewood, NJ and The New Deal Creative Arts Center of Hyde Park, NY present a free public reading of Tough Love, a new play in development written by playwright Louisa Vilardi. Tough Love is a mix of comedy and drama that explores how much it takes to give up or give in when it comes to marriage and family. Louisa is a writer and theater director originally from Northern New Jersey where she taught... Read more →


Human Trafficking, a World Wide Problem

Every day, HSI agents around the globe work to uncover, dismantle and disrupt human trafficking. They come face to face with the worst of humanity – traffickers profiting off the forced labor and commercial sex of their victims using physical and sexual abuse, threats of harm and deportation, false promises, economic and psychological manipulation, and cruelty. Human trafficking victims have been found in communities nationwide in the agriculture, hospitality, restaurant, domestic work and other industries, as well as in prostitution that is facilitated online, on... Read more →


How to Make Your New Jersey Home Sell Faster

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 14, 2020)--If you are thinking of selling your home in New Jersey, there are a number of steps that you can take to ensure that your home appeals to the typical New Jersey buyer, regardless of the estate agent that you choose or the time that you choose to sell your home. By following these interior design tips, you will soon be able to ensure that your home only stays on the market for as little time as possible. Paint Your Walls Due to... Read more →


Philadelphia Customs/Border Patrol Seize Unreported Money from Woman Leaving USA

Release Date: January 13, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – The most important advice U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers passengers traveling to and from the United States is to provide truthful declarations to CBP officers when inspected. A woman heading to Lebanon learned this simple rule when CBP officers seized more than $15,000 in unreported currency Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport. CBP officers seized $15,085 in unreported currency. CBP officers encountered the woman, who is a Lebanese citizen and lawful permanent resident of the U.S. as... Read more →


Temple University Hospital and Guthrie Announce Strategic Affiliation for Heart Transplant

(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital and Guthrie are announcing an affiliation for heart transplant and advanced heart failure services that will provide patients living in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York streamlined access to Temple’s heart transplant and advanced heart failure specialists. This will allow Guthrie to expand its heart failure services through an affiliation with the Temple Advanced Heart Failure Program and offers greater coordination and management of patients with advanced heart failure, particularly those in need of mechanical circulatory support or... Read more →


Philadelphia & The Countryside Calendar Of Events

Festivals, Exhibitions And Events In The Greater Philadelphia Region Now Through JANUARY 2020 Two men pose in front of a Philadelphia mural of Martin Luther King Jr. The region is home to the U.S.'s largest day of service honoring the civil rights hero, with tens of thousands of volunteers participating each January. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 21, 2020 — Photo by Visit Philadelphia Through January 19, 2020 JACOBLY SATTERWHITE: ROOM FOR LIVING. A multidisciplinary artist embraces the role of provocateur with... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: LIKE OR NOT, HE'S OUR PRESIDENT

by George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired) Because I am a "lifer" in the military, I've seen the impact of a president more than many of you can imagine. I enlisted with LBJ and saw just what a Democrat cluster flock was all about. I went to Vietnam and saw how we were constantly and incessantly bombarded with micromanagement from Washington that got thousands of military people killed. I sometimes wonder if I'll get to heaven, but if I go to hell, I'm sure... Read more →


Two Philadelphia Residents Charged with Pharmaceutical Delivery Trucks Robberies

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Darryl Goodman, 55, and Nieem Cann, 26, both of Philadelphia, PA, were arrested and charged by Indictment for a series of violent robberies across the Delaware Valley over a four month period early last year. The ten-count Indictment charges Goodman and Cann with various offenses including conspiracy, Hobbs Act robbery, brandishing a firearm, carjacking, and possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver. Between February and May 2019, the defendants are alleged to have perpetrated a... Read more →


NJBIA Calls for Re-authorization of Tax Incentive Program in Support of Film Credit Expansion Bill

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association testified in support of a bill that extends the film tax credit, while calling for the urgent need to re-authorize a comprehensive tax incentive program. New Jersey has been without a tax incentive program, a fundamental tool in most states' economic development strategies, since July 1. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Emigholz said that bill S-3842 (Weinberg, D-37; Sarlo, D-36), which was released by the Senate and Budget Appropriations Committee today, could ultimately be included in... Read more →