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PA Hits Record Handle; Online Sports Books take in Majority of Action

July’s bets reach $59.3 million, but with new online sports books and opening of football, new high water mark won’t last long (LAS VEGAS) — Pennsylvania’s online sportsbooks accounted for the majority of the state’s bets for the first time in July, propelling the sports betting industry to another record handle. But with more operators expected to go online in... Read more →

Community Foundation of SJ Announces Transform Funding Opportunity; Awards Includes $100,000 in Funding

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Community Foundation of South Jersey is looking to support up to five South Jersey communities in applying to become a Transform South Jersey Heart & Soul Community. Community Heart & Soul is a model that strengthens the social, cultural and economic vibrancy of communities by empowering residents to inform community development and shape the future based on what matters... Read more →

Sports Betting One Year On: Was It Worth it?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 16, 2019)--It feels a little like ancient history now, but it’s actually just a little over a year since New Jersey went all the way to the Supreme Court, and secured the right for its citizens to place bets on sports events. The bill permitting wagers to be placed on sports was signed in June 2018, with Governor Phil... Read more →

Interim Plan to Clean-Up Contamination at the Universal Oil Products Superfund Site Approved

East Rutherford, N.J. (August 13, 2019) - This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an interim plan to address sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other contaminants in the waterways at the Universal Oil Products Superfund Site, which is located next to Berry’s Creek in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Universal Oil Products Superfund site was included... Read more →

PSE&G CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Attempt to Obtain Personal Info

(NEWARK, N.J. – Aug. 9, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Public Service Electric & Gas is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. On Thursday, PSE&G started receiving a small number of inquiries, with calls escalating during business hours today. Many of the callers were returning missed calls that appear to have been... Read more →

Financial Abuse of Older Adults by Family Members Very Common

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– Despite numerous telephone, mail and internet scams directed toward older adults, relatives may perpetrate more financial elder abuse than strangers, suggests a new study by experts at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Using a unique source of frontline data – instances of elder abuse reported to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)... Read more →

By the numbers: Pennsylvania taxes vaping products at 40 percent of wholesale

The Center SquareAugust 2019 HARRISBURG, PA-(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)-Fifteen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis. Gloucester City News blog files Pennsylvania, which taxes vapor products at 40 percent of wholesale, is currently among them. Vapor products, such as electronic cigarettes and vaping pens, allow users to inhale nicotine, but not... Read more →

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean Joins Small Business Celebration in Pennsylvania

AMBLER & UPPER DUBLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa., Aug. 15, 2019 – Today, U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean (Pa.-4) was the special guest at a small business celebration in Upper Dublin Township at Track 3 Microbrewery & Coffee House. Track 3 maintains a special relationship with another local business, Wake Coffee in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Track 3 utilizes Wake coffee in the production of... Read more →

Nonprofit HR is on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Revenue Growth of 99 Percent

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 Nonprofit HR is on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 99 Percent NEW YORK, August 14, 2019– Inc. Magazine today revealed that Nonprofit HR is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents... Read more →

Can You Identify Alleged Brooklawn Bank Robber?

BROOKLAWN, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 14, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Brooklawn Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman who robbed a bank today, August 14, 2019. The suspect entered the Wells Fargo bank located at 700 Route 130 North in Brooklawn at approximately 1:10 p.m. She handed a note to a teller and received an undisclosed... Read more →

NJ American Water Announces Grant to Fund Cramer Hill Revitalization

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 12, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)– Today, representatives from the City of Camden, New Jersey American Water, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Camden Special Services District (CSSD), St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, community partners and Camden residents and business owners gathered for the announcement of a $981,464 Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) grant from New Jersey American Water to fund revitalization efforts... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 10, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Former New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak, the architect and sponsor of New Jersey’s tax incentive programs issued the following statement on his legislation which provided tax incentives to bring a grocery store to the City of Camden, a city long-determined to be a food desert: “Currently, there are murky accounts revisiting and distorting the... Read more →

Pennsylvania Lottery Sales/Profits Hit Record High; Profits Benefit Senior Citizens

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square Aug 2019 The Pennsylvania Lottery sold a record number of tickets during the last fiscal year, and the sales generated a record profit for the state, the second year in a row the agency set a sales record. The state lottery sold more than $4.5 billion in games in the 2018-19 fiscal year,... Read more →

$306,000 in Federal Grants for South Jersey Community Health Centers

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 9, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--– Today, on the final day of National Health Centers Week, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that two federally-qualified health centers in South Jersey will receive $305,795 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Program. CAMcare Health Corporation, which has serviced Camden and Gloucester counties since 1978, will receive... Read more →

CONSUMER GROUP: NJ's Energy Safety Net is in Trouble

TRENTON, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)— The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' (NJBPU) announcement today that it is increasing the number of people eligible for help paying their utility bills underscores another reason it is critical to understand the impact of the proposed Energy Master Plan, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)Mid-Atlantic Director Mike Butler said. The Plan, as currently understood, will require even... Read more →

ACENDA Integrated Health Receives $45,000 Grant from United Way of Gloucester County for Older Adults

GLASSBORO, NJ (August 7, 2019) – Acenda Integrated Health has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) to support its Older Adult Services program, an in-home mental health treatment program designed specifically to support adults age 60 and older as well as their family caregivers. "Adults over the age of 60, who are homebound... Read more →

SJ Shore Mayors, Residents, Business Owners Meet with Menendez on Flood Insurance

WILDWOOD, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, chair of the Sandy Task Force and a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee that oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), today held a roundtable discussion on the need for comprehensive flood insurance reform with local mayors, residents, business owners and the chamber of commerce in Cape May County. The southern... Read more →

SJ Communities Receive Over $4.3 Million for Homeland Security

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Following a weekend of violence fueled by white supremacy, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced $4,303,262 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding aimed at strengthening state and local government port security, terrorism prevention, emergency preparedness and transit security efforts. “This week, we were once again tragically reminded that our communities need all of... Read more →

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $60,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (Aug. 7, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $60 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Tuesday, Aug. 6th drawing, 11 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. One of those tickets was purchased with the... Read more →

Trump Administration to Support Community Revitalization, Local Food Initiatives

Call for Applications: NEW YORK (August 6, 2019) Today, in support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an opportunity to apply for technical assistance for communities interested in revitalizing neighborhoods through development of local food systems. The assistance will be provided through the Local Foods,... Read more →

Pennsylvania schools in middle of pack in U.S. for quality despite high spending

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square If the goal of a state educational system is to provide the best possible education combined with a reasonable cost to taxpayers, Pennsylvania has a lot of work to do. A recent report by WalletHub ranks Pennsylvania 27th in a listing of the states by the best and worst school systems, coming in... Read more →

Montgomery County Businessman Sentenced To Prison For Tax Fraud

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 7, 2019)----On August 6, 2019, JOHN SHALONGO, 61, of Chalfont, PA, was sentenced to 12 months in prison. SHALONGO will serve six months of his sentence in prison and the remaining six months will be served on house arrest. SHALONGO will also be on supervised release for a period of six months. Judge Cynthia M. Rufe ordered... Read more →

Guest Opinion: NJBIA Statement on Wage Theft Law

(Gloucestercitynews.net) (August 6, 2019)----New Jersey Business & Industry Association Vice President of Government Affairs Michael Wallace issued the following statement regarding the signing of the Wage Theft law today by acting Governor Sheila Oliver. "NJBIA fully supports the strong penalization of employers who knowingly and willfully cheat their employees through failing to pay wages, salary or benefits they are entitled... Read more →

NJ Lottery Fiscal Year 2019 Breaks Record; $1 Billion Goes To Public Employees Pension

TRENTON – (August 6, 2019) – The New Jersey Lottery today announced record sales of just over $3.48 billion during the Fiscal Year that ended on June 30, 2019, an increase of approximately 5.5% compared to the prior year. The Lottery generated more than $1.06 billion in profits for the state, which are dedicated to bolstering New Jersey’s public employee... Read more →

EPA Celebrates 20 Years of Superfund Redevelopment in Cinnaminson, New Jersey

NEW YORK (August 6, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative at the Cinnaminson Solar Farm, located on a portion of a former Superfund site and successfully redeveloped into an alternate energy source for the Cinnaminson Township in New Jersey. The Superfund Redevelopment Initiative launched in 1999... Read more →