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The Cleanup of Gloucester City's Superfund Sites Continues; $384 Million Spent So Far

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 26, 2020)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing the cleanup of contaminants in Gloucester City that came from the defunct Welsbach Factory located at King and Essex Streets and the Delaware River. Presently the property is the home of the Gloucester Marine Terminal/Holt property. The same area was also the home of Armstrong Cork for many years. The EPA is preparing the plans to remove contaminants from the Gloucester Marine Terminal/Holt property at King... Read more →


Honduras Arrests U.S.-Bound Iranians as New Caravan Heads North

JudicialWatch.org News We now have another unnerving story about the border crisis, Iran, and national security. Our Corruption Chronicles blog reports: Central American immigrants take part in a caravan heading to the United States on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Mexico, on October 21, 2018. # Pedro Pardo / AFP / Getty As hundreds join a new U.S.-bound caravan in Honduras, authorities in the crime-infested Central American nation reveal that four Iranians were recently arrested there. Like thousands of illegal immigrants from around... Read more →


$2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Pa. Schools/Local Employers

HARRISBURG, PA --Governor Tom Wolf today announced $2.2 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants have been awarded to 92 local education agencies (LEA) to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. Each LEA will receive a $25,000 Targeted Grant through the Department of Education (PDE). “It’s critical that we connect our schools to local businesses so we can prepare students with the skills they need for in-demand jobs,”... Read more →


Guest Opinion: American Dream Mall Fail to Pay Back Taxpayers

submitted by NJ Sierra Club It has been 3 months since the grand opening of the American Dream Mall and towns are still waiting to be paid. In East Rutherford, where American Dream is located, officials said the mall owes $1 million in payments for last year, and an anticipated $2 million in payments in 2020 that are outstanding. For nearby Carlstadt and Secaucus, the missing payments amount to $750,000 and $100,000, respectively. “The cost to build the American Dream mall has reached a historical... Read more →


PROPERTY TAX INCREASE BLOCKED IN NEW JERSEY

source KE ANDREWS New Jersey school districts were about to raise funds by raising property taxes, but the governor blocked it. The districts will have to find another way to compensate for the cuts that have taken place to state funding. When vetoing the bill, the governor made a statement that taxes on the wealthy should be raised to pay for schools, instead of asking middle-class taxpayers to pay more. Some districts have lost state aid, due to changes to the formula for school property... Read more →


121 Parks in Pennsylvania Face $500 Million Deficit

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--Rising costs and stagnant income is leaving Pennsylvania’s 121 parks with a projected deficit of about $500 million to address ongoing maintenance needs, a state official revealed recently. CNBNews graphic files Paul Zeph, head planner of the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, went before members of the House Tourism Committee on Jan. 15 and discussed the Parks for All plan, which was recently refreshed after last going under the microscope in 1992. In his testimony to the... Read more →


No Increase in New Jersey Transit Fares

Today, Governor Murphy announced that his FY2021 budget proposal will not include a fare hike for NJ Transit. This is the fifth year that NJ Transit has not had a fare increase. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “We are glad that NJ Transit will not be increasing their fares this year. This is good news for commuters. This is important because they cannot and should not balance the budget on the back of NJ Transit riders. Rate... Read more →


Trees Not Tombstones: New Options For End-of-Life

(NAPSI)—The vast majority of Americans have not completed their end-of-life planning. In fact, over half of those age 45-plus have done no end-of-life planning at all, according to a recent survey conducted by Better Place Forests, the country’s first sustainable alternative to cemeteries for families that choose cremation. A beautiful forest can be a final resting place that brings comfort to family and friends. Better Place Forests hopes the idea of a beautiful, sustainable final resting place will encourage people to create those plans. Instead... Read more →


$46 MILLION AWARDED TO NEW JERSEY LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

Funding supports thousands of local homeless housing and service programs WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This is the first of two announcements of Continuum of Care awards. View a complete list of all the... Read more →


STUDY: More Residents Moved Out of New Jersey than any other State

ST. LOUIS – Jan., 2020 – Americans are moving into Idaho, and Idaho is moving up—in the ranking of most popular 2019 moving destinations, that is. Where are people moving to? According to the results of United Van Lines’ 43rd Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year, Idaho saw the highest percentage of inbound migration among states experiencing more than 250 moves* with United Van Lines: 67.4 percent. This is Idaho’s first time leading the list of inbound... Read more →


CAPE MAY COUNTY: Route 47/S Delsea Drive to be closed and detoured for priority roadway repair beginning next week

Closure in place until June to repair sinkholes undermining the road LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(January 17, 2020)--New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that Route 47/ S Delsea Drive will be closed and detoured beginning Monday for priority roadway repairs in Middle Township, Cape May County. Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, January 20, NJDOT’s contractor Mount Construction is scheduled to close and detour Route 47 in both directions between Indian Trail Road and Springers Mill Road for priority repairs to a culvert over Dias... 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 →


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 →