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'Justice for George Floyd,' Police March Alongside Hundreds in Camden

May 31, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — A police lieutenant shouted, “No justice!”

And hundreds responded, "No peace!"

Protests against police brutality have unfolded across the nation over the weekend following the death of George Floyd.

Perhaps nowhere as uniquely as in Camden, where officers and the police chief on Saturday stood hand in hand ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Ship Bottom Chief of Police Paul Sharkey Retires

SHIP BOTTOM - Ship Bottom Police Chief Paul Sharkey retired on Friday after 36 years of service in the Borough of Ship Bottom. 

Sharkey was hired as a police officer in 1984 and was promoted to chief in 1993 at the young age of 29.
His officers wrote the following today to honor the Chief. 

"He showed us what it means to lead by example. He served our community with ...

What a Sendoff! Dad Retires and Son Begins His Stafford Police Career

STAFFORD — If there was a good time for great news, the time is now. The Stafford Police Department has quite a day. The department is congratulating the retirement of Lieutenant Allen Halliday, badge #58, as well as the hiring of his replacement and son, full time Police Officer Zachary Halliday, badge #124.

Lieutenant Halliday was hired in 1995 and retires with 25 years of ...

Lifeguard Pickup Truck Strikes Two Teens in Ship Bottom

SHIP BOTTOM - On Saturday afternoon, May 2nd two teenagers from Pennsylvania were laying on the beach when they were struck by a Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle. 

The driver was John Purdon, 22 years old from Barnegat. The Ship Bottom Police Department responded. One 14-year old female from Fleetwood, PA and a 15-year-old female from Leeswood PA were each airlifted to the Jersey Shore ...

Dramatic Save: Stafford Police Respond to Car on Fire in Taco Bell Drive Thru Lane

STAFFORD - From far away, one could hear the fire engine sirens moving towards the incident. There was a car on fire at the Manahawkin Taco Bell. The car was in the Drive-thru window lane, was stalled and engulfed in flames.

The Stafford Police were the first to arrive on the scene. Stafford Township Police Officer Keith Oler made the great move to push the car out of the drive-thru lane and ...

27 Year Old Waretown Man Dies in Early Sunday Morning Crash

STAFFORD - Stafford Township Police reported the death of 27 year old Thomas Ronacer of Waretown.  

Ronacer was driving a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee north on Nautilus Drive. His vehicle left the roadway traveling across several lawns before striking two other vehicles and a tree. The impact resulted in his death.

It is believed the accident happened between 2:00 and 2:30 a.m. when ...

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Vitalant Calls on Donors to Help Patients Now Launches New Campaign to Motivate the Public to Donate

Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving the local community here in New Jersey/New York, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 260 blood drives canceled since early March in New Jersey/New York alone, resulting in a loss of 6,000 ...

Vitalant Urges NJ to Take Action and Save Lives Amidst COVID-19

The oldest and largest national independent nonprofit transfusion medicine organization, Vitalant, has launched a campaign to help COVID-19 and other patients through life-saving convalescent plasma and other blood donations. The campaign is a prompt to take action and save lives, while reminding our community in New Jersey that donations are both safe and essential.

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Obituaries

Oct 17, 1952 - May 25, 2020
Brian C. Sprague, 67, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away peacefully on May 25, 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month"

May 18, 2020

Dear Editor:

Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) celebrate May as “Better Hearing & Speech Month,” to promote awareness of the audiology and speech language-pathology professions and its impact on the lives of children and adults with hearing, communication and feeding/swallowing issues. 

This year, as we all know, is extremely ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

Manage Mosquitoes for a Safer and More Enjoyable Summer

May 31, 2020

Don’t let the buzz of mosquitoes keep you indoors. Most mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing rashes and itching but some species can transmit diseases that can make you sick.  Understanding how they breed and spread disease can help you gain the upper hand in the battle against these pesky insects.

Mosquitoes serve as a carrier (vector) in the spread of certain diseases. It starts ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Stafford Township Parks, Bathrooms, Tennis and Pickleball Courts Among Those Reopening Friday, May 22

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ — On Wednesday, May 20 a Proclamation was signed by Mayor Gregory E. Myhre and Chief Thomas Dellane regarding the State of Emergency and the Parks and Recreation in Stafford Township. 

The Proclamation stated that on Friday, May 22, 2020 Stafford Township will reopen all parks for recreation. This includes the public bathrooms at the parks as well. Masks ...