Violators of Gov. Murphy's Coronavirus Law Arrested

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, on Friday announced enforcement actions from the past week, including coughing and spitting assaults, bias Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files incidents and noteworthy violations of Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders. The Attorney General also announced enforcement actions targeting price-gouging and consumer fraud violations. “We’re cracking down on those who jeopardize public health and undermine public safety,” said Attorney General Grewal. “We have zero patience for those who spit on... Read more →


Dolores "Doris" Adamski, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City – On May 23, 2020, Age 86. (nee Dickerson) born on April 2, 1935 in South Philadelphia to John and Dorothy Dickerson (nee Weist). Doris and Edward attended grammar school together at St. Phillips Grammar School. Doris attended Hallahan High School. While at Hallahan, she was crowned May Queen. After high school, Edward joined the Air Force. Doris would take piano lessons at the convent and was studying to be a nun. She asked God for a sign. She received a letter from... Read more →


Rev. Francis J. Gramigna, Guidance Director, Cooper Chaplain, Parish Pastor, Camden Catholic HS Alum

Rev. Francis J. Gramigna Egg Harbor Township – On May 22, 2020. Age 83. Loving son of the late Joseph and Jane Gramigna. Devoted brother of Kathleen “Cass” (late Edward) Garrity and Charles (late Claire) Gramigna, and Sister-in-law Mary Gramigna. Predeceased by Mary (Louis) Lippa, Joan (Thomas) Campbell, Rose (Patrick) McShane, Joseph (Patricia) Gramigna, Edward Gramigna, Sr. Dear uncle of 48 nieces and nephews, and too many great-nieces and great-nephews to count. Father Frank was born in Oaklyn and was a graduate of Camden Catholic... Read more →


Spring Allergies and COVID-19

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Spring allergy season has caused new concerns about how to control symptoms, when businesses reopen, after the COVID 19 epidemic isolation restrictions are lifted. There may be a lot of finger pointing due to the similarity of those symptoms with those experienced by a Coronavirus carrier. Fortunately, experts have offered guidance about preventing and treating those symptoms. Here are the top allergy stories of the decade, filled with helpful advice. 1- SinuSonic/ International... Read more →


Gloucester County Offering Coronavirus 19 Testing Site Update

(Sewell, NJ)—Gloucester County will again offer its drive-thru style COVID-19 testing site on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The site will be set up at Rowan College of South Jersey, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell 08080. Testing will begin at 10 a.m. Additional testing dates to follow. Tests will be performed by appointment only. Residents do not need to be symptomatic to receive testing. Gloucester County residents 18 and older who want to be tested must call the COVID-19 Call Center at (856) 218-4142 to be prescreened.... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING TEXT MESSAGE SCAM

(Camden City, NJ) – The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning regarding a text messaging scam involving supposed COVID-19 contact tracing, and Camden County residents are urged to exercise caution and not to clink any links sent to them in a text message about contact tracing. Scammers posing as government contact tracers have sent text messages to potential victims asking them to click a link sent in the text. Clicking on the link downloads software onto a victim’s phone that allows scammers access to... Read more →


Down The Shore: Gym Owner Waiting to Open

By MADDY VITALE/MediaWize Chris Lambert, who owns four Atilis gyms, says he will be ready to reopen as soon as Gov. Phil Murphy gives the order – but not a moment sooner. His comments came two days after the franchise owners of the Atilis in Bellmawr chose to ignore Murphy’s order that deems gyms as non-essential businesses that are to remain closed for now amid the COVID-19 safety regulations and restrictions in place since March. Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti are the owners of the... Read more →


UPMC Magee—Women’s Hospital Nurse Arrested for Stealing Patient’s Oxycodone Prescription

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of a registered nurse at UPMC Magee—Women’s hospital for stealing a patient’s Oxycodone prescription, denying important pain relief to the patient. Tiffany Hafner turned herself in to Pittsburgh authorities today on charges of Neglect of a Care Dependent Person, Violations of the Controlled Substance Act, and Theft by Unlawful Taking. “As we’ve seen in this crisis, we owe a debt to the thousands of medical professionals in Pennsylvania who are enduring a prolonged crisis to save... Read more →


Aloysius (Alajos) N. Remetei, 88, of Westville

Aloysius (Alajos) N. Remetei, 88, of Westville, NJ passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, on December 5, 1931 to the late Alajos & Rozina Remetei. Due to his political beliefs he became a Hungarian Freedom Fighter and was imprisoned for those beliefs. After escaping to Austria, he met the love of his life, Gabriela on Christmas Day in 1956. In 1957 he then immigrated to the United States to become a U.S. Citizen. After two years of exchanging... Read more →


Attract Butterflies to your Garden

(NAPSI)­—In this season of social distancing, many Americans are turning to gardening, finding joy and peace in an outdoor activity that can be safely enjoyed from home. “What all gardeners know, and the rest of you may discover, is that if you have even the smallest space, a pot on a window ledge, a front step, a wee yard, there is no balm to the soul greater than planting seeds,” recently wrote Charlotte Mendelsen for The New Yorker. If you haven’t gotten your hands a... Read more →


Want To Work For Facebook? Now’s Your Chance

Philadelphia City Hall/unsplash.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 26, 2020)--The job market is difficult at the moment. Of all the times to find yourself out of work, the first half of 2020 has been particularly unkind to those seeking employment. It's a competitive world out there at the best of times, but with so many companies laying staff off or scaling back operations in recent months, more people are struggling to find paid work in Philadelphia right now than at any other point in living memory. That could be... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Louisiana State Trooper George Baker Struck and Killed by Patrol Car

Trooper George Baker Louisiana State Police, Louisiana End of Watch Sunday, May 24, 2020 HAMMOND, LOUISIANA--Trooper George Baker, age 33, succumbed to injuries sustained on May 20th, 2020, when he was struck by a Hammond patrol car while removing stop sticks from the roadway during a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit started when officers from the Hammond Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle. Trooper Baker and another trooper successfully deployed stop sticks on Wardline Road, near the intersection with Kate Street, causing the vehicle... Read more →


Liberta Russo, of Bellmawr, age 89

Liberta Russo (nee Leto), on May 22, 2020, of Bellmawr, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late Peter Russo Sr. Devoted mother of Peter, Jr. (Lori), Joseph (Ginnie), and Karen Aversa (Keith). Loving grandmother of Danielle (Steven), Peter III (Kristen), Michael (Nicole), Gina (Jason), Joseph (Natalie), Anthony (Stephanie), Krista, and Keith, Jr. Cherished great-grandmother of 15. Preceded in death by 6 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Due to the restriction set forth by the state of New Jersey... Read more →


Three Elementary Schools and Two High Schools in the Camden Diocese Closing

The Good Shepherd Regional Elementary School, Collingswood one of five schools to be closed At the end of the current school term on June 30, 2020. The three elementary schools and two high schools are: — Good Shepherd Regional Elementary School in Collingswood — Saint Joseph Regional Elementary School in Hammonton — Cape Trinity Catholic School in Wildwood
 — Saint Joseph High School in Hammonton — Wildwood Catholic High School in Wildwood “The decision to close the schools is difficult,” the diocese said in announcing... Read more →


Gloucester County switched to “grab and go” meals

(Monroe Twp., NJ) -- To protect seniors and reduce risk of infection, congregate meal sites across the state have closed. Gloucester County switched to “grab and go” meals only in addition to home delivered meals. Food access and availability are among the major concerns of older Gloucester County residents amidst the Covid-19 pandemic “The Division of Senior Services staff and volunteers are on the front lines in responding to the increased demand for meals and ensuring food security for vulnerable older adults in our county,”... Read more →


Memorial Day Message from Miss America 2020

This Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have given their lives to preserve the freedoms of ours. We are forever indebted to those who have fallen, and to their loved ones, for the courage, fortitude, sacrifice, and heroism in the fight for the United States of America. The Miss America Organization has a long history of supporting our troops, both at home and abroad. This year, we recognize that Memorial Day looks different for many of us. Instead of community events to... Read more →


600,000 NJ People Seeking Unemployment Benefits

TRENTON – With more than 600,000 people now collecting unemployment in New Jersey, the Department of Labor is helping claimants through the process of certifying for weekly benefits so they receive payment without delay. The US Labor Department requires unemployment recipients to certify for benefits each week. In New Jersey, that means answering seven questions and attesting to the truthfulness of the answers. But, the certification questions have proven an obstacle for tens of thousands of filers per week because of their work situation. For... Read more →


ENERGY COMPANY FED UP WITH DENIALS WONT REFILE FOR PERMIT; MEANTIME THOUSANDS UNEMPLOYED

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Natural gas pipeline expansion project in New York, New Jersey Dead (The Center Square) – Williams Companies said on Thursday that while it may appeal Gloucestercitynews.net files decisions made by officials in New Jersey and New York last week, the energy company will not seek to refile permit applications for a natural gas expansion project in those states. The proposed natural pipeline additions to existing infrastructure would have provided enough fuel to power more than 2 million homes... Read more →


Rowan and Rutgers Universities to Receive $250K for COVID-19 RESEARCH

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced that Rowan University and Rutgers University–Camden will receive a combined $250,365 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for research into COVID-19-related medical care. “The work being done at both Rowan and Rutgers–Camden will allow the facilities to support coronavirus-related programs and train our local workforce, as well as students, on how to work best during a pandemic,” said Congressman Norcross. “COVID-19 has already taken the lives of far... Read more →


SWIMMING CLOSED AT STATE-OWNED BEACHES, LAKES

TRENTON - Swimming at state-owned ocean and lake beaches this weekend will remain closed, but visitors are welcome to enjoy passive recreation while maintaining a 6-foot social distance from others and wearing face masks or coverings, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. As part of the continued phase-in of park operations, the State Park Service is actively preparing for the summer swimming season. "We recognize that some visitors to our beautiful beaches and lakes may be disappointed that swimming is not... Read more →


Avalon Lions Postpone Charity Golf Tournament

AVALON, NJ --Out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19, the Avalon Lions Club is moving back the date for its 12th annual charity golf tournament. In cooperation with the Avalon Golf Club, the Lions have changed the event’s planned date from June 28 to September 13, 2020. Details for the outing will be determined by the safety precautions in effect at that time, but the Lions promise a great day of golf, food and fun for participants. The tournament raises money for the... Read more →


Another Lackawanna Prison Employee Sentenced For Sexual Offenses

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that a fourth Lackawanna County Prison employee was sentenced for her role in perpetuating a culture of sexual abuse within the prison. Samantha Heinrich, 36, of Sweet Valley, was today sentenced to 3-18 months of incarceration and 2 years of probation after pleading guilty to two counts of Official Oppression in February 2020. Heinrich, a counselor at the prison, was found guilty of abusing her authority, propositioning inmates, and engaging in sexual acts with them. The plea and... Read more →


Kennedy Responds to Jeff Van Drew’s Appointment to Trump Campaign Fundraising Committee 

Instead of raising money for Trump, Van Drew should be fighting to get more money and resources for South Jersey Brigantine, NJ- Today, NJ.com reported that Jeff Van Drew is one of only 22 House Republicans appointed to the “House Congressional Captains” program that will help raise money for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Amy Kennedy released the followingstatement: With 100,000 Americans now dead from coronavirus and people across South Jersey struggling to stay safe and pay the bills, it is outrageous that Jeff Van Drew... Read more →


Chinese National Arrested For $20 Million Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Loans

MUGE MA, a/k/a “Hummer Mars,” lied about his phony companies having hundreds of employees; MA’s Company Also Fraudulently Held Itself Out as Representing New York State in Procuring COVID-19 Supplies MUGE MA, a/k/a “Hummer Mars Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Kevin Kupperbusch, Eastern Region Special Agent-in-Charge of the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Small Business... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Swedesboro, N.J. Resident Samantha Silvers Receives Academic Honors BOSTON, Mass. (Grassroots Newswire) May 21, 2020 - Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. Swedesboro (08085) resident Samantha Silvers, a Northeastern University student majoring in media arts, was recently named to the University's dean's list for the Spring semester, which ended in April 2020. To achieve the dean's list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality... Read more →