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Susan M. Underwood, of Gloucester City; Cooper and St. Christopher Hospitals Heartcare Specialist

Susan M Underwood Sewell - Susan M. Underwood passed away suddenly on February 20, 2020 after a lengthy illness. She dedicated 40+ years in medicine at Cooper University Hospital in the operating room heart team and as a perfusionist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Sue was a 1967 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, then attended Cooper Nursing School. Sue was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a devoted parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sue had a passion for life and loved... Read more →

*APPLY NOW! The Philadelphia City Scholarship Program

Attention Philadelphia high school seniors! Each year the Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards approximately 50 scholarships to high school seniors. Selected students receive $1,000 each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in accredited, four-year, bachelor degree programs. Applications for 2020-2021 City Scholarships are now open and must be submitted online by March 1. Applicants must be enrolling at a school in Chester County, Delaware County, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, or Bucks County. The Philadelphia City Scholarship Review Committee will consider factors including high... Read more →

Lawmakers Put Pennsylvania State Police On "The Hot Seat"

By Christen Smith | The Center Square House lawmakers grilled the Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday over the governor’s proposal to raise $136 million for the agency via municipality service fees that some see as akin to a tax increase. “We were told this is a no tax increase budget, but in order to afford this, municipalities will have to probably raise property taxes,” said Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette, during a House Appropriations Committee meeting. “I think it’s up to the municipalities whether they want... Read more →

NJ Residents Playing for Kutztown University 2020 Baseball Team

KUTZTOWN, PA (02/20/2020)-- Kutztown University will have 26 student-athletes representing its baseball program for the 2020 season. The Golden Bears opened their season last weekend, Feb. 15-16, with a four-game split against Chowan University (NC). The wins gave first-year head coach Eric Folmar his first win as a head man in his collegiate debut as a head coach. Kutztown will next compete Saturday, Feb. 29, at Ohio Dominican for two games beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a game Sunday, March 1, at noon. Baseball... Read more →

BOOK REVIEW: Gizmo 4 President! is a new children’s election-themed book

Discover why candidate Gizmo is joining paws with children to save the oceans Jupiter Beach, FL. (February 20, 2020) — America, meet canine presidential candidate Gizmo, a fun-loving, surfing dog who is sending a refreshingly positive message for parents and educators to discuss the election with their children while also diving into topics like bullying, ocean cleanup and overcoming challenges. Surf’s Up Gizmo Children’s Foundation shares this new book that presents Gizmo as a presidential candidate with extraordinary messages for children. Gizmo’s presidential platform reminds... Read more →

Behind The Diocese Of Harrisburg Bankruptcy 

By Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to declare bankruptcy: In 2018, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro unethically released a grand jury report on Catholic priests and lay people who were accused of sexually abusing minors decades ago—most were never found guilty and some successfully contested the public release of their name (the Catholic League filed an amicus brief in this victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court)—the result of which was... Read more →

ICE, and Law Enforcement Agencies Address Dangers of New York's Green Light Law

WASHINGTON (February 21, 2020)-- – The acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director and federal, state and local law enforcement officials hosted a news conference today to address how the Green Light Law in the state of New York impacts public safety. Hosted at the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office in Troy, New York, 17 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies gathered to implore the State of New York to consider the ramifications of the Green Light Law. “By restricting access to all DMV... Read more →

Colorado/Las Vegas Drug Dealers Sentenced For Trafficking Heroin Seized in Secaucus Hotel

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Colorado man was sentenced to prison today after being convicted at trial of trafficking 31 kilograms of heroin seized from his hotel room in Secaucus by the New Jersey State Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Anthony R. Koon, 58, of Pueblo, Colo., was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison, including over three years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Arre in Hudson County. Koon was found guilty on... Read more →

King of Prussia Man Indicted for Traveling to the Philippines to Have Sex with Kids

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Craig Alex Levin, 64, of King of Prussia, PA was charged by Indictment with child exploitation offenses related to his travel to the Philippines. The Indictment was filed in December 2019 and unsealed today. The defendant is currently in custody in the Philippines and awaiting deportation back to the United States. Levin was originally charged through a Criminal Complaint and Warrant in July 2019. The Indictment unsealed today alleges that the defendant used the internet... Read more →

Football Icon Jerry Rice Makes Big Play for Kidney Health

Jerry Rice is working with the National Kidney Foundation to promote kidney health (NAPSI)—Fans might think Jerry Rice, at 56, should be satisfied to sail silently into the sunset reflecting on his Pro Football Hall of Fame status, three Super Bowl rings, and two decades in the National Football League. Indeed, the iconic wide receiver retired his professional cleats years ago. Yet, he still uses his youthful, seemingly boundless energy to keep carrying the ball for the cause closest to his heart: tackling chronic kidney... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing MD: Hunters Harvest nearly 80,000 Deer during 2019-2020 Season

Final Harvest Numbers Higher than the Previous Season Photo by Steve Edwards The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that deer hunters harvested 79,457 de,er during the combined archery, firearms, and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 6, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020. The statewide harvest included 29,233 antlered and 46,777 antlerless white-tailed deer, plus 1,552 antlered and 1,895 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 3% higher than the 2018-2019 total of 77,382 deer. Hunters harvested more than 5,000 deer on Sundays. Hunting deer on Sunday is... Read more →

Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry

Newswise — AMES, Iowa — A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy as well as Upton Sinclair’s popular novel “The Jungle.” It was also one of the first examples of the power of photojournalism. In recent research, Emily Kathryn Morgan, assistant professor of art and visual culture at Iowa State University, examined a series of articles published in the early 20th century by “The Lancet,” a publication read primarily by British scientists, sanitarians and Credit: Iowa State... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Major Energy Management Project Completed at CG Academy

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The largest Utility Energy Savings Contract ever awarded by the Department of Homeland Security was recently completed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. One of the smallest and most specialized of the nation’s five federal service academies, the Academy has been located in New London since 1910. The institution moved to its present home, a sprawling 103-acre campus on the west bank of the Thames River, back in 1932. One of the smallest and most specialized of the nation’s five federal... Read more →

Firefighters Want to Know More About Proposed Pennsylvania Fire Commission

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square A Pennsylvania House committee is weighing a measure that seeks to make changes in how fire and emergency services are administered in the state. The Pennsylvania Legislature courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee took up House Bill 1819, which would create a state Fire Commission. State Rep. Austin Davis, D-McKeesport, the bill’s sponsor, said his district includes professional and volunteer-led fire departments that face issues regarding the ability to provide essential... Read more →

President of Philadelphia Teachers Union Calls Asbestos Issue a Humanitarian Crisis

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Hughes speaks Feb. 13, 2020, at a Philadelphia Federation of Teachers news conference on asbestos and other safety issues at city schools. Facebook / Sen. Larry Farnese PHILADELPHIA PA--The leader of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) is calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to address the asbestos issue in public schools now by declaring a state of emergency. Wolf put $1 billion in his proposed state budget for lead and asbestos remediation in the... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Register for mandatory wild turkey hunting courses

DOVER (Feb., 2020) – With Delaware’s annual spring wild turkey hunting season approaching, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education Program reminds both resident and non-resident hunters age 13 and older that they must pass a Division-Approved turkey hunting course before they can legally hunt turkeys in the First State. Also, hunters age 13 and older born after Jan. 1, 1967, must have completed an approved basic hunter education safety course and have a course card/number. These hunter education requirements have collectively helped Delaware... Read more →

Pennsylvania Meth Ring Busted, 32 Arrested

ALTOONA― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of 32 individuals for the sale and distribution of methamphetamine in Blair County. This law enforcement action is the result of wiretaps and a year-long grand jury investigation into a drug trafficking network between Philadelphia and Blair counties which authorized the arrest of 17 individuals including the Philadelphia sources of methamphetamine and Blair County’s upper and mid-level dealers. Beyond the 17 arrested as a result of the grand jury, additional investigation led to the arrest of... Read more →

Now Available, Beard Guyz® Micro-Mist Beard Oil with Pump

Glendale Heights, IL – Beard Guyz®, a Men’s Care brand from Universal Beauty Products, Inc., has expanded its grooming product lineup for 2020 with a lightweight oil Beard Guyz® products that’s applied directly to the beard using a proprietary pump sprayer. Beard Guyz Micro-Mist Beard Oil softens and moisturizes the beard without weighing it down and is conveniently sized to meet the busy lifestyle needs of modern sporting enthusiasts. Many beard oil products require the use of hands to apply the oil and shape the... Read more →

New Name for Philadelphia Union Stadium

Agreement is first of its kind globally for the automaker; Home of the Union and Union II to become Subaru Park CHESTER, Pa. (February, 2020) – Philadelphia Union and Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a multi-year stadium naming rights partnership in a global first for the automaker. As a part of the partnership, the home of the Union will be named Subaru Park, an 18,500-seat sports and events destination in the greater Philadelphia area. Subaru will become the official and exclusive automotive partner of... Read more →

BOOK REVIEW: Help! Mom! The Swamp is in My School!

AOC Dingbat, Trump Superhero in New Kids’ Book - Socialism 101 for Tots A new children’s book casts Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a gum-popping, bored, selfie-taking amateur while President Trump, donning a MAGA-red superhero cape, swoops in to save an elementary school from the evils of socialism. Help! Mom! The Swamp is in My School! written by bestselling author Katharine DeBrecht, is described as a “hilarious and fun way to explain socialism to kids.” DeBrecht, author of the bestseller Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under... Read more →

How can you fax from a wireless printer without a phone line?

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 20, 2020)--Do you know you can use your wireless printer to send and receive faxes? Online fax services allow you to manage your fax communications with different types of printers. Nowadays, special printers are available with faxing capabilities. These printers come with fax hardware and a fax button to send faxes. For this reason, it can be easy for you to fax the essential documents. If your printer doesn’t have faxing capabilities, you can use an online fax service. CocoFax for Wireless Faxing... Read more →

PENN VET NEWS: Taking on wildlife disease

John Armstrong, a chronic wasting disease research specialist at Penn Vet, processes samples in the newly established laboratory to test deer samples for the deadly infection at the School’s New Bolton Center campus. Getting this lab accredited and operational was one of the first actions of the new Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. When wildlife biologist Matthew Schnupp began his career, the emphasis was on conserving habitat. “The paradigm of wildlife management for the last 20 years has been... Read more →

BOOK REVIEWS: Thrillers, Fantasy And Historical Saga To Suit All Reading Tastes

“Desire of Whimsy” by Charletta Barksdale (NAPSI)-Serenity has a gift: She is able to interpret and control her dreams. And when she dreams more and more of a certain mysterious man, he begins to consume her waking thoughts as well. Trance’s gift—the ability to control others’ thoughts and emotions while they are sleeping—makes it hard for him to decipher between dream and reality, especially because he doesn’t even know he is in a coma. When Serenity—who happens to work with coma patients in the same... Read more →

PA Sports Books Accept $348M in Wagers in Jan.

(LAS VEGAS) — A record-setting January pushed Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks past $100 million in lifetime revenue. But even with a strong start to the New Year, Pennsylvania still has much ground to gain to catch New Jersey and Nevada as the largest sports betting markets in the country, according to PlayPennsylvania.com. “Pennsylvania’s momentum is growing, and January shows that the state’s sportsbooks can sustain it even as the NFL season winds down,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for PlayPennsylvania.com. “Pennsylvania will likely remain... Read more →

Moody's Investor Service Upgrades DRPA Bonds

DRPA’s solid metrics in recent fiscal years and management’s tight control over costs boost credit rating “DRPA has focused over the last few years on improving governance and management practices, focusing on core operations and successfully eliminating outstanding variable debt and swaps from its debt profile at the end of 2018. Some of the more recent management initiatives include the upgrade of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System to SAP HANA, the development of an asset management system and improved focus on maintenance, and the... Read more →

The essential guide on how to understand and excel an engineering course

Gloucestercitynews.net(February 20, 2020)--Engineering is among the careers that are most respected in the world. It provides for a fulfilling journey that involves creativity, innovation and most often, attractive salary packages. There are several branches of engineering that one can choose to follow, for example, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, and many others. Regardless of the field of engineering one picks, the course is filled with complex math and scientific principles all through the learning journey. Therefore, it is important for one to work out... Read more →

Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl

PHILADELPHIA, PA--For the 45th consecutive year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will kick-off Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl, the nationwide Lenten program that provides people of all ages with ways to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Friday, February 21, 2020 11:00 a.m. Our Lady of Hope Food Pantry (Rectory Basement) 5200 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19141 Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will preside over this year’s Rice Bowl blessing and kick-off. In addition, Ms. Anne... Read more →


By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square HARRISBURG PA--A Pennsylvania policy less than a month old pertaining to the background requirements needed in the sale of so-called ghost guns remains on ice following a state judge’s recent ruling. Judge Kevin Brobson of the Commonwealth Court issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 31 to state police on selling partially manufactured gun frames after reviewing a case filed by four petitioners: Firearms Policy Coalition, Landmark Firearms, Polymer80 and U.S. Rifle. “The crux of this case is a perceived... Read more →

Low-Life Hoodlums Throw Fireworks at Home of 94-Year-Old Brooklawn Resident

Fireworks explode in front of Yvonne Spadora's home in the 100 unit block of Chestnut Street, Brooklawn. According to police the fireworks were thrown from two moving vehicles. (image courtesy of FoxNews29) by CNBNews Staff BROOKLAWN, NJ--(February 19, 2020)--Long-time Brooklawn resident Yvonne Spadora was the victim of mean spirited hoodlums, according to FoxNews 29 report. Surveillance video (see below) shows two explosions outside of Mrs. Spadora around 10PM Saturday, February 15. The 94-year-old woman, who was asleep at the time of the incident, has lived... Read more →

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (February 18, 2020) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, a part of The IRONMAN Group, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced a new title partnership for the inaugural Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rock ’n’ Roll®Atlantic City Half Marathon taking place on May 15 and 16, 2020. The new event marks the debut of the all-new Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in the U.S. since 2015 and will consist of a twilight 5K and half marathon. “We're... Read more →

Treatment in a FLASH

Milo, a 4-year-old Saint Bernard, participated in the FLASH trial. “I think that we greatly underestimate the excitement of pet owners to be involved in research and to be able to contribute to a project like this,” says Penn Vet surgeon Jennifer Huck, who is co-leading the effort with Penn Medicine’s Keith Cengel, a radiation oncologist. (Image: Courtesy of the Gordon family) Radiation therapy to treat cancer can be grueling, requiring consecutive days of therapy over days or weeks. Dr. Keith Cengel "When you talk... Read more →

Delaware Offering Enhanced Online Electronic Recreational Fishing License Sales

DOVER (Feb. ,2020) – Anglers who have purchased recreational fishing licenses and freshwater trout stamps, or exempt anglers who obtained free Fisherman Information Network (FIN) numbers directly from DNREC’s website in the past will now benefit from an updated, more user-friendly version of the electronic fishing license sales system, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The enhanced fishing license sales system can be accessed online at Recreational Fishing Licenses. The recreational fishing license sales system is part of DNREC’s new ePermitting system, which... Read more →

TRAVEL TO PHILLY: Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood Guide

Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Lounges, Galleries, Parks & More In Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Long considered one of the toniest neighborhoods in the city, Rittenhouse Square is known for its quiet, residential streets, bustling dining and shopping scenes and busy business life. The neighborhood buzzes with activity year-round. The neighborhood gets its name from the one-square-block park between 18th and Rittenhouse and Walnut and Locust streets. The historic green space is bordered by apartment buildings, home to festivals, farmers’ markets and fairs, and popular among sunbathers, readers,... Read more →

Penn Vet Studying Disease-Causing Parasites

A roadblock for disease-causing parasites Activating the immune system of mosquitoes prevents the parasite that causes canine heartworm from developing, according to new research from Penn Vet. The same approach also thwarted the parasite responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a disease that affects humans. (Image: Povelones laboratory) The threadlike parasite Dirofilaria immitis causes the debilitating canine heartworm disease. A related parasite, Brugia malayi, infects humans and is one of the parasites responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a neglected disease that affects 120 million and can give rise... Read more →