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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 →


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 →


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 →


New Jersey American Water Invests $725,000 in Runnemede Infrastructure 

CAMDEN, CITY N.J. – JAN. 14, 2020 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 4,800 feet of aging 6-, 8-, and 12-inch water main in Runnemede beginning this week. The company will upgrade the aging water lines, installed in the 1950s, with new, 8- and 12-inch ductile iron main along the entire length of Lindsay Avenue, Washington Avenue, Haverford Avenue and Ardmore Road from Lindsay Avenue to Washington Avenue. The project also includes replacing five fire hydrants and 99 utility-owned service lines along the... 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 →


Camden City Initiative Wins Nationwide Competition

Secures $500,000 in Grants to Improve Residents’ Health New "Roots to Prevention" initiative will expand healthy food choices for residents and increase income opportunities for urban farmers The kick-off team for the Roots to Prevention initiative, from left: Nicole Vaughn, PhD, of Rowan University; Koren Norwood, MS, CHES®, of Camden County Department of Health and Human Services; Jonathan Wetstein of Parkside Business and Community in Partnership (PBCIP); April Schetler, MS, RD, of Virtua Health; Bridget Phifer of PBCIP; and Greg Mayers, MPH, of Virtua Health.... 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 →


Freeholder Cappelli and The State Of The County

The statement below is by Camden County Freeholder Director Cappelli (photo) in regard to the annual state of the county address for 2020. “Good afternoon everyone and thank you for being here. I want to start off by saying that as we enter our 176th year, the state of the county is strong. Thanks to our dedicated and caring residents, the resiliency of our communities, and expanding economic opportunity for all, we enter this new year with limitless possibilities ahead. For the past 12 months... Read more →


GOOD NEWS for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Receives Gift to Create the Scott Richards North Star Foundation and Stop Alzheimer’s Now Chair for Alzheimer’s Research (Philadelphia, PA) – The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) has received a gift from Temple University trustee, benefactor and Fox School of Business alumnus Phil Richards and the Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation (SRNSCF), as well as Stop Alzheimer’s Now (SAN), to establish the Scott Richards North Star Foundation and Stop Alzheimer’s Now Chair for Alzheimer’s Research at the Alzheimer’s Center at... Read more →


Best Cryptocurrencies for Beginners to Buy in 2020

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 9, 2020)--Changes are bound to occur as you walk into a new year. With every passing year, the number of unmatchable technological updates keep on increasing, and so does the taste of humans. For as long as the urge for multiplying assets remains, the scope for innovations will keep broadening. Cryptocurrency is one such disruptive technology that took the course of rapid growth. The digital era gave birth to this marvel, and it has been ruling the economy for the past decade. Investors all... Read more →


How to Get a Car Loan When You Have Bad Credit Score

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 8, 2020)--The credit scorecard plays an important role in getting a loan for the car. Unfortunately, bad credit score makes the process difficult for the borrower in terms of getting a favorable loan amount, monthly payments, and average interest rates. If you have got your heart set on purchasing the dream car, then you probably need to contact a reliable lender for receiving auto loans. Your lender will guarantee the best auto financing deal regardless of your credit history. Read this article for more... Read more →


Camden City’s Renaissance

(Camden City, NJ) – A recent release of survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows positive trends for Camden City in key areas including poverty, educational attainment, employment and unemployment. The findings come as part of a new five-year population estimate produced by the Census Bureau using data derived from the American Community Survey (ACS). Incremental improvements in each area signal broad quality of life enhancements for residents throughout the City and echo previous findings from state agencies and other reports. “Change doesn’t happen... Read more →


Can't Decide What Type Of Boat To Buy? Here Is A Short Guide

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 7, 2020)--Buying a boat for the first time can be an overwhelming process for the first time. Many different types of boats can be used for various purposes. You shouldn’t look at any friend’s or family member’s vessel and get the same thing because it might not be as suitable for your needs. Here is a list of the various kinds of boats, and other things that you might want to consider before making the decision. Before Thinking Of Buying The first thing is,... Read more →


NJ Assemblyman Moriarty Takes Credit for New Minimum Wage of $11

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP NJ (January 3, 2020)--Thousands of people across the state started their new year with a dollar raise thanks to the rise in the minimum wage to $11. The increase is a result of the legislation signed into law last February to put NJ on the path to a $15 minimum wage by 2024 for most workers. CNBNews graphics file According to Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty, a prime sponsor of the legislation, “Putting New Jersey on the path to $15 was the right thing... Read more →


People Like Pennsylvania But.....

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square The number of Americans on the move might have reached a 65-year-low in 2019, but Census Bureau data shows Pennsylvania ranked among the top states for both attracting and losing residents. A recent report by STORAGECafé, which bills itself as a storage rental marketplace, reports that Pennsylvania is the 10th most popular destination for people moving from another state. In 2018, the state attracted 253,000 newcomers. Pennsylvania attracted more residents from New Jersey than anywhere else. The site... Read more →


American Life League Calls for Catholic Response to Murphy's $9.5M Bailout of Planned Parenthood

"Planned Parenthood is a vicious, racist institution whose actions are diametrically opposed to Catholic moral and social teaching"~American Life League president Judie Brown WASHINGTON, D.C. (03 January 2020) — American Life League president Judie Brown issued the following statement calling on Bishop James F. Checchio of the Catholic Diocese of Metuchen to impose canonical sanctions against New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy: Planned Parenthood is a vicious, racist institution whose actions are diametrically opposed to Catholic moral and social teaching. For Murphy to shovel $9.5 million... Read more →


Pittsburg/Scranton Market Lucrative for House Flipping

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square Homebuyers snapping up residential properties and subsequently selling them in short order were able to more than double what they initially paid in two areas of Pennsylvania, according to a recent report. Researchers with ATTOM Data Solutions, a company specializing in property and real estate records, stated home flippers in the metropolitan statistical areas within Pittsburgh and Scranton were able to sell homes at greater price points in the third quarter of 2019. The information is included in... Read more →


PA Turnpike Toll Hikes Drag on Economy

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square Pity the commuter or trucker who must steer his or her vehicle onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike to get to work each day – the toll rates that critics say are already exorbitant are about to get even worse. Reeling under massive debt payments that were supposed to be covered by tolls on Interstate 80, the ailing Turnpike administration is set to roll out even higher toll rates starting Sunday, Jan. 5. For a passenger vehicle traveling from the... Read more →


Opportunity New Jersey Calls for Businesses and Government Leaders to Enact Positive Change

Opportunity New Jersey is calling on the Garden State’s business and government leaders to get New Jersey on the path to job growth and affordability. “It’s a new year, an election year, and the start of a new decade,” said Opportunity New Jersey (ONJ) co-chairs Tom Bracken and Michele Siekerka in a joint statement. “We have a Plan for an Affordable New Jersey and look forward to working with the Governor’s office, and the offices of our Senate and Assembly leadership, to put it into... Read more →


Feds Give NJ Families Nearly $2Million to Help Them Reach Self-Sufficiency

Federal funding to support education and employment among HUD-assisted families See local funding chart below NEW JERSEY – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded more than $79 million to nearly 700 public housing authorities across the country. In New Jersey, HUD awarded $1,925,793.00 to 24 public housing authorities and local agencies. These funds will help residents of public housing and voucher-assisted housing increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on public assistance and rental subsidies. Read more about the... Read more →


Public Comment Period Extended on Cleanup Plan for the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site

Gibbsboro, N.J. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period for its proposed cleanup plan that includes a combination of technologies and methods to address the former paint manufacturing plant and adjoining areas of the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site in Gibbsboro to January 29, 2020. EPA’s study of these areas shows that soil and sediment are contaminated with arsenic and lead, and soil in other areas are contaminated with paint solvents. EPA’s cleanup plan addresses a nearly 20-acre area where... Read more →


Pick-6 Rolls to $5.2 Million for Dec. 30 Drawing

TRENTON (Dec. 27, 2019) – The Pick-6 drawing on December 26 produced four winners of $6,041 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. The $5.2 million drawing will be held Monday, December 30, 2019. The winning numbers for the Thursday, December 26, drawing were: 13, 16, 26, 30, 35 and 37. 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. Acting Executive Director James Carey... Read more →


Pennsylvania’s voter system has problems

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square An audit of the state’s voter registration system uncovered “potentially bad data and sloppy record-keeping,” but stopped short of saying the results revealed any inappropriate voting. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s examination of the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) found what he said were more than 50,000 cases with potentially inaccurate voter records. While he called the estimate conservative, the review “did not validate the thousands of cases/situations identified.” DePasquale, who is running for Congress, noted a lack... Read more →


STUDY: Fiscal Conditions Improving in Pennsylvania

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square Pennsylvania’s revenue growth was slightly above average, and the state has improved its overall financial stability by increasing the size of its rainy day fund, a new report revealed. Pennsylvania, like Illinois, New York and Texas, experienced slower revenue growth in fiscal 2019 after rapid growth a year earlier, which lowered the aggregate growth rate, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO). “Pennsylvania’s spending and revenue figures reported in the survey for FY2019 and FY2020... Read more →


Video: How Did Political Boss George Norcross Acquire Waterfront Land in Camden City at Such Low Prices?

The tower, located on the Camden City waterfront, is owned by George Norcross and two other partners who received a $245 million tax break (image courtesy of David L. Lewis/WNYC) CNBNews.net CAMDEN CITY, NJ (December 26, 2019)--NJTV NEWS interviewed a reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer who wrote an investigating article about South Jersey Political Boss George Norcross and his quest to buy up properties along the Camden City waterfront. How did George Norcross obtain acres of land along this prime section of waterfront at prices... Read more →


Exposure to Ozone Pollution or Wood Smoke Worsens Lung Health of Smokers/Former Smokers

Newswise — Over many years, exposure to the levels of ozone and other forms of pollution found in most U.S. cities and some rural communities can take a toll on a person’s health. Two studies led by Johns Hopkins researchers describe the impact of pollution on lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in the U.S. In one study, published Dec. 9 in JAMA Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins researchers found that, among other effects, long-term ozone exposure increases the risk of lung disease —... Read more →


Lawmakers in Harrisburg Take Aim at Special Funds

By Dave Lemery | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--To Eileen Norcross, special funds in state budgets have the effect of disguising spending, concealing from the public what state government is actually doing with public dollars, which she calls “fiscal evasion.” Norcross is vice president of policy research at the Mercatus Center, a free-market oriented public policy research center at George Mason University. She spoke late last week at a news conference in Harrisburg focused on a package of legislation designed to rein in spending. “The... Read more →


Norcross, Booker, Hayes Introduce Legislation to Support Childcare for Student-Parents

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) this week joined Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to introduce H.R. 5475, the Preparing and Resourcing Our Student Parents and Early Childhood Teachers (PROSPECT) Act. This important legislation would invest heavily in federal grants supporting childcare for student-parents at community colleges and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI’s). There are over 4 million college students in the United States who are raising children while attending school. Although the number of student parents has been on... Read more →


Pennsylvania senators call for more information about Gov's judicial nominations

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--Four Pennsylvania Senators say they are pushing for legislation to reform the state’s judicial nominating process, calling for more information about the individuals the governor picks to fill vacant seats to be made public. A news conference this week to announce Senate Bill 978 came just hours before the state Senate voted 42-7 to affirm the nomination of Drew Crompton to fill an opening on the Commonwealth Court, an appellate-level court that hears cases involving state and... Read more →


Taxpayers Give Delaware River Basin Program Nearly $10M; 62% Increase Over Last Year

Funding for Delaware River Basin Projects in NY, NJ, PA, and DE Receives a 62% Increase TRENTON, NJ – On December 20, the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $9.7 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2020 Interior Appropriations bill CNBNews graphics approved by Congress and signed by the President, a 62% increase from fiscal year 2019’s funding levels. The DRBRP will provide much-needed technical assistance and grant funds to address the Delaware River Basin’s environmental challenges. This funding will support... Read more →


Hudson County Brokerage Firm Agrees to Pay $250,000 for Failure to Supervise Agent

View Consent Order NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Bureau of Securities (“the Bureau”) within the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that a brokerage firm headquartered in Hudson County has agreed to pay $250,000 and to revise its policies to resolve a Bureau investigation related to a financial scheme perpetrated by a registered agent of the firm. In a Consent Order filed today, the Bureau found that Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (“Royal Alliance”), headquartered in Jersey City, failed to adequately supervise... Read more →


Penns Grove Councilman Carl Washington Charged with Stealing $8000 from Local Taxpayers

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that a Penns Grove councilman has been charged with stealing approximately $8,200 from the state-funded Clean Communities Program, which provides funds for local groups and organizations to clean parks and other public areas. Councilman Carl Washington Jr., 46, of Penns Grove, (right photo) and his nephew, Lavar H. Ledbetter, 31, of Mullica Hill, who allegedly assisted him in the thefts, were each charged by complaint-summons with: Official Misconduct (2nd Degree) Conspiracy (2nd Degree), and Misapplication of... Read more →


The perfect headpiece for the perfect day

3 reasons why it's all about the accessories when it comes to your wedding day Planning a wedding involves making decisions on everything from table cloths to music and decorations. Everything should be perfect and it takes a lot of effort making it so. You want to find the perfect dress, the perfect shoes and of course all of the other accessories need to be perfect too. To find the accessories that are just right for you it will require some detective work. Searching for... Read more →


NJ Charges Five Public Officials with Taking Bribes

AG Grewal Announces Criminal Charges Against Five Public Officials and Political Candidates in Major Corruption Investigation Jersey City School Board President Sudhan Thomas and former Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell among those charged with taking bribes in investigation by Office of Public Integrity and Accountability Thomas Complaint O'Donnell Complaint Cesaro Complaint Windish Complaint Dougherty Complaint TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that five current and former public officials and political candidates in New Jersey – including Jersey City School Board President Sudhan Thomas and... Read more →


DEP Moves Forward on Programs Providing $13.5M to Address Harmful Algae Blooms

TRENTON (Dec. 19, 2019)--– The Department of Environmental Protection is making $13.5 million in funding available for local projects that will improve water quality and help prevent, mitigate and manage harmful algal blooms (HABs) in New Jersey’s lakes and ponds, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today, building upon the state’s HAB response strategy announced by Governor Murphy on Nov. 18. The DEP has formally issued requests for proposals for $3.5 million in grants for planning and projects that will help local management, response and mitigation... Read more →