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Diocese of Camden Food Drive March 22

Event details March 22, 2020 All Day Here in South Jersey, 1 in 6 people, and 1 in 5 children, suffer from food insecurity, which means they might not know where their next meal is coming from. In response, the Diocese of Camden organizes the annual FaithFULL Food Drive. 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 →


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 →


Letters to the Ed: Dear Parents and Friends of Gloucester Catholic:

Your Voice Matters to the Future of Catholic Schools! Attached please find the first two ACTION ALERTS for the Governor's 2020-2021 state budget. The nonpublic school community has two major "ASKS" this budget season. They are: 1. To increase the per pupil allotment for Compensatory Ed (Chapter 192) from $995.00 per service to $1100.00 per service. This allotment has not been increased in over 10 years. 2. To increase the per pupil allotment for transportation/aid in lieu from $1000.00 to $1050.00. Although the increase to... 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 →


‘With malice toward none; with charity for all …’

Written by Carl Peters/Diocese of Camden After years of civil war, Abraham Lincoln was under pressure to drop the abolition of slavery as a condition for peace with the confederate forces. He refused, saying, “The world shall know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, come what may.” “When Lincoln said this, he fully expected to lose the election in November,” the Civil War historian James M. McPherson noted. But a couple of major military victories helped sweep him to victory. (New... Read more →


Tips On Saving Time/Money This Tax Season

(NAPSI)—Tax season is upon us, and you should have received all the documents needed to file your taxes and (hopefully) get a refund. To help reduce the stress that comes with filing taxes, Glinda Financial expert Glinda Bridgforth Bridgforth, a leading financial expert who explores the emotional and cultural factors that block financial success, identifies a few ways to save time and money this tax season: 1. Get organized. Whether you visit a tax professional or do it yourself, gather all documents ahead of time,... Read more →


Tabernacle Fire Co. Receives Grant from SJ Gas

TABERNACLE, NJ (February 18, 2020)----South Jersey Gas recently presented a $4,681 grant to Tabernacle Fire Company No. 1 as part of its First Responders Grant Program. Pictured, from left, is Lauren Hurtt, Supervisor of Government Affairs with South Jersey Gas presenting the check to Kate Holden, Al Freeman and Chief Andy Cunard of Tabernacle Fire Company No. 1. The grant funds, awarded in late-2019, were used by the fire company to purchase a thermal imaging camera and two gas detection meters. “Our First Responders Grant... Read more →


$140,108 Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot Split Between a Gloucester County & a Ocean County Resident

TRENTON (Feb. 18, 2020) – Two lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $140,108 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Saturday Feb. 15, drawing. Each ticket is worth $70,054. The winning numbers were: 05, 09, 14, 23 and 24 and the XTRA number was: 03. The retailers will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for each winning ticket sold. Those tickets were sold at the following locations:  Gloucester County: Sicklerville BP, 748 Sicklerville Rd., Williamstown; and  Ocean County: 91 Exit Farmer... Read more →


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

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


*Hidden Figures: Women in STEAM

Bridgeton, New Jersey – Families to College, Unidos Para la Familia, and STEAMworks present Hidden Figures: Women in STEAM, a New Jersey Makers Day Event at STEAMworks & FTC Campus Center @ Hopeloft, 40-46 E Commerce St, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 on Friday, March 20th from 4:00-8:00 PM. Families are invited to this statewide celebration of maker culture spotlighting hands on STEAM-based learning. They will explore history and create DIY souvenirs together, all while learning about influential women in STEAM. They will: Create illuminated paper lanterns... Read more →


Moms and Daughters Weekend of Connection at Appel Farm

Elmer, New Jersey – Appel Farm Arts and Music Campus will create a weekend packed with intentional opportunities for connection at this year’s Mother Daughter Art Retreat March 13-15, 2020. Mother Daughter Art Retreat is an opportunity to laugh, listen, and create while participating in movement, writing, and visual arts workshops that explore the concept of dreams. Mother Daughter Art Retreat creates a supportive and safe environment that fosters community and personal growth for participants as they enjoy time for intentional and meaningful connection and... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hosts FREE Wellness Programs for Seniors Through May 2020

Join Jefferson Health experts for FREE community wellness programs for seniors through May: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - The Basics; Thursday, March 5, 2 p.m.; Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201, Sewell): COPD affects almost 15 million Americans. Learn what COPD is; how it affects the lungs; causes, signs and symptoms; and disease management. Weight Loss and Fiber – What’s the Connection?; Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m., at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell):... Read more →


Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care offices celebrate “Patient Appreciation Day”

There was a sweet treat awaiting Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care patients in New Jersey on Valentine’s Day. Four of our medical practices – Marlton, Voorhees, Regulus (Turnersville) and Kingsway (Sewell) – celebrated "Patient Appreciation Day” as a well to thank patients for trusting us with their healthcare needs. The all-day events featured snacks, Jefferson “swag” and a chance to win a gift basket. Patients could also learn about the benefits of MyChart, which offers free, online access to their medical record, and allows patients... Read more →


New Pharmacist for Shore Physicians Group

mvitaleFebruary, 2020 When it comes to medications, the best-trained healthcare professionals on the subject are pharmacists, who can be a valuable asset in primary care, especially with patients who are on David Totten is the new pharmacist for Shore Physicians Group. (Courtesy Shore Physicians Group) Medicare. That’s why Shore Physicians Group in Somers Point recently added pharmacist David Totton, PharmD, to its staff to support primary care providers in completing Medicare patients’ Annual Wellness Visits and provide comprehensive medication management. Totton, who received his Doctor... Read more →


Authorities Investigate Murder of Atlantic City Man

MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing its investigation into the shooting death of an Atlantic City man who was found inside a vehicle earlier this month, Atlantic County Prosecutor announced. “We urge everyone who may have been in the area to contact the Prosecutor’s office if they witnessed or heard anything that could assist in the apprehension of the person responsible for this homicide,” Prosecutor Tyner said. On February 7, 2020, at approximately 5:32 p.m., Atlantic City Police... Read more →


What You Need to Know About IVF in South Africa

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


How to Prevent Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers

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


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

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


Lessons Learned by Cape Town’s Day Zero

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


DNREC-sponsored ‘Butterflies and Clean Water’ presentations March 2 and 30

LAUREL DELAWARE (Feb. 2020) – The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River Program – Nanticoke Series, in partnership with the Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, will host two free presentations in March on saving the monarch butterfly, gardening for butterflies, and the importance of clean water. The presentations will address the monarch butterfly population’s decline of more than 90 percent worldwide over the past 20 years. This is a critical environmental loss, since flowering plants depend... Read more →


Making The Knights of Columbus More Appealing

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


Why You Should Vacation to Luxury Safari Lodges in KZN

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 18, 2020)--South Africa is home to some of the most vibrant wildlife, immersive landscapes, and interesting people in the world. Zulu means “heaven” to the local people, who have named themselves the “people of heaven.” This is why the luxury safari lodges in KZN have become some of the most sought-after business and vacation retreats in the world. For romance or recreation, these luxury safari lodges offer the unique opportunity to commune with the landscape of KZN in style. Their many guided tours,... Read more →


Look No Further

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


Dorothy E. Griffin, member of Bellmawr VFW Post 9563 Ladies Auxiliary

Dorothy E. Griffin (nee Herrmann), on February 13, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 88. Beloved wife of 70 years to Jack. Devoted mother of Jim Griffin (Lesa), Diane Griffin and Stacy Griffin. Loving grandmother of Jason Griffin (Carly) and Andrew Pearce and great grandmother of Brady and Dylan. Dear sister of the late Jack Herrmann. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Mrs. Griffin was a member of Bellmawr VFW Post 9563 Ladies Auxiliary. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday... Read more →


Wolf's Plan to use Funds from Horse Racing for Scholarships Upsetting Horse Owners/Supporters

A horse and rider work during practice on the Penn National Race Course racetrack on a foggy morning Nov. 29, 2006, in Grantville, Pa. Carolyn Kaster / AP photo By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is feeling some heat from horsemen and their supporters after proposing to divert a significant portion of a fund used to support the state’s racing industry toward a college scholarship program instead. The governor visited West Chester University on Thursday to promote the Nellie Bly... Read more →


Gloucester City Basketball Weekend

The Gloucester City Basketball League was in action this weekend, where the first place Grade 7/8 Senior Boys and Grade 3/4 Travel Girls took to the hardwood. Teams pictured below are the Grade 7/8 Boys, Kindergarten and Grade 3/4 Girls More Photos available at WWW.Darrowphotos.com Photos Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured Kindergarten Action Pictured below Kindergarten Shea Gorman Pictured below Grade 7/8 Mike Light Pictured below Corrine Kelly Pictured below Audrey Rettig Read more →


Michael G. DelGozzo, of Ocean City; Alumnus of Rhode Island U and Bishop Eustace HS

Ocean City, NJ – On February 15, 2020. Age 46. Formerly of Medford. Loving son of Anthony M. and Alice M. DelGozzo. Loving brother of Greg DelGozzo and his wife, Sheryl and Vinny DelGozzo and his wife, Laura. Cherished uncle of Trevin, Josh, Cooper, Alex and Brooklynn. Loving longtime companion of Julie Dash. Also survived by many loving aunts , uncles, cousins and friends. Mike was a graduate of Bishop Eustace High School class of 1992 and received his bachelor’s degree in English from the... Read more →


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

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


Stanley C. Alcott Jr., of Bellmawr age 50

Stanley C. Alcott, Jr., on February 16, 2020, of Bellmawr. Age 50. Beloved husband of Donna (nee Scaffidi). Devoted father of Damian Alcott and cherished step-father of John Gibson and Katie Gibson. Loving son of Joan (nee Carr) and her companion Lou Colavecchi and the late Stanley Alcott, Sr. Dear brother of Denise Fiore (Charles), Sandy Sherlock (Gerald) and Anthony Alcott (Jaci). Also survived by many loved ones and his pets Penny, Luigi and the predeceased Boss. Mr. Alcott loved riding his Harley Davidson and... Read more →


3 Tips for Preventing Common Tree Accidents in Gloucester City

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


Catholic Schools Still Different Where It Counts

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week came to a close on Saturday, Feb. 1. Throughout the Diocese of Camden, schools sponsored open houses; special liturgies and prayer services; academic competitions and showcases; meals for seniors, volunteers and other special people; events to celebrate diverse cultures; activities to foster community spirit; and an onslaught of service projects. Catholic schools are known for these activities and more throughout the year, so why the need for a concentrated week? For Sister Sheila Murphy, principal at Cape Trinity Catholic School in... Read more →


Seasonal Flu More Dangerous Than COVID-19

Gloucester Township, NJ) – While Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in the headlines and a prime topic with medical professionals, the County Department of Health and Human Services says it currently poses little risk to residents in the United States. While the outbreak continues throughout the 22 impacted countries, the county health department is maintaining constant contact with health care providers in the region and state and federal agencies. The department is maintaining contact with local universities and other institutions to monitor and report any new developments.... Read more →