The donation will allow for the construction of Rowan University's new osteopathic medicine facility, which will be located at RCSJ's Gloucester County campus and provide spaces for student instruction and medical care for community members.
Cape May County will utilize $552,513 in grant money from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC)-Enhancing Detection to expand testing capabilities for COVID-19 over six months.
Operation Take Back, a program that provides Gloucester County residents an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs in an effort to prevent substance abuse and overdose, will take place on Saturday, October 24, at the Deptford Township Municipal Building, 1101 Cooper Street, Deptford from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many warnings regarding the safety of Trick-or-Treating this Halloween. While we all need to be mindful to protect ourselves and our neighbors from the spread of COVID-19, we also need to understand that the loss of a holiday can amplify the feelings of isolation, anxiety, helplessness, and depression that are already being experienced because of the pandemic.
Long gone are the days of students carrying heavy textbooks and roaming the hallways, and in are the days of Zoom meetings in pajamas. Since online classes have begun at Gateway Regional High School, both students and teachers have had to adapt to the world of virtual learning.
"Michelle's Law," named in memory of 38-year-old Hopewell Township resident Michelle Devita, would make it mandatory for private health insurers to cover the cost of mammograms for patients of all ages.
Science kits, art kits, introduction to Kindergarten kits, all were developed and packaged up for delivery. These have been unique offerings we were able to provide our students to offer a hands-on specialized learning experience.
Proper masking guidelines have proven essential to our safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding the right fit, however, can be challenging. Here are some tips to make the process easier – and effective.
Renters are at risk of losing their homes or facing an eviction threat due to lost employment or income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can take advantage of a program launched by the Camden County Freeholder Board.
The Cumberland County Women's Suffrage Centennial March and Rally will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 28 at the Bridgeton Zoo and end at the Pavilion in Morningside Park approximately 45 minutes later.
While many people are understandably hesitant to travel far during the COVID-19 pandemic, for sun-seekers, there are destinations available with a focus on keeping travelers safe, while offering a hearty dose of fun.
The Camden County Library System is beginning to reopen to the public, starting with limited services and hours at their larger branches. This week marked the first time indoor, in-person services have been available to library patrons since our facilities were ordered to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
“The support of these well-named CARES grants has been nothing short of critical. We have to show people that the work we do is valued by others who have a bigger stake in its survival even than we do."
The Route 54/40 Community Shuttle is a free and convenient mode of transport that connects Atlantic County residents with job opportunities and essential services. It serves the community by giving transit-dependent individuals and families access to their weekly and daily needs.
With COVID-19 infections on the rise among teenagers and young adults, the Camden County Freeholder Board has unveiled a new public health campaign today urging younger residents to “protect your circle.”
The three-week campaign, which culminates on the U.N. International Day of Peace, aims to inspire compassion and establish a habit of kindness across schools, corporations, nonprofits, and individuals alike.
President Stephen Sweeney, assembly deputy speaker John Burzichelli, and assembly deputy parliamentarian Adam Taliaferro have called on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to investigate the project due to a number of unfulfilled promises from Orsted.
As the summer season continues to wind down, students may have returned to or started their 2020-2021 academic year. Some students may be freshmen in college, such as myself, feeling the adrenaline of the prospect of the safe return to the physical campus or in a situation similar to the what the Class of 2020 experienced this past spring.
This year schools are faced with starting off entire programs and first days of school interfacing through a computer screen. How will we do what we do with our students? How will we create those magical moments? How will we make those special connections? How will we see the moment of understanding for our kids when the lightbulb goes on for them? How can we do all this through a little Zoom box on a computer screen?
Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill which requires the county officials’ title of “chosen freeholder” to be changed to “county commissioner” and all “boards of chosen freeholders” to be known as “boards of county commissioners.” The legislation will go into effect January 1, 2021.
The Atlantic County Board of Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution on August 18 supporting County Executive Dennis Levinson’s request for Governor Murphy to lift the current restrictions on indoor dining and entertainment that are having a devastating economic impact on Atlantic County businesses.
The educational profession dramatically changed last March as our students left physical schools and became virtual learners. Our teachers became virtual educators responsible for not only their children’s academic needs, but their social emotional and all of their other needs as well in the middle of a pandemic.
Several Jefferson Health registered dietitians recently weighed in on the topic of truth regarding nutrition and immunity. Their answer is yes — the right foods can be beneficial to support immune health.
The Atlantic County Animal Shelter will conduct free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats. A canine clinic is scheduled for Sunday, August 23, and a feline clinic is scheduled for Sunday, August 30
Camden County residents who are seeking quality information on available employment and training programs, as well as how to access those opportunities and services can find what they are looking for virtually at the Camden County One-Stop.
The re-opening of schools has been on the minds of many New Jersey residents, the surrounding areas and, in fact, across the country. The coronavirus has been a topic of great concern since the March shutdown and teachers are worried that health and safety of school staff and students could be put in grave danger.
Now that we have had a moment to reflect, we are still puzzling over that experience as it sits in our very near rear view mirror. Conversations have begun in terms of the academic loss and how our children sit so far back in their curriculum and comparative scores on whatever measures exist out there compared to previous years.
"We would like nothing more than to return to our classrooms, busses, cafeterias, and offices to educate our students in a safe environment. However, it is clear that the science does not support reopening school buildings this fall."
If you’ve found yourself tossing and turning at night since the outbreak of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Heightened stress and anxiety, as well as changes to daily schedules, have caused many to lose some much-needed shut-eye.
The Camden County Youth Services Commission (CCYSC) and the Department of Corrections are asking for submissions of mural designs for the outside perimeter wall of the Camden County Correctional Facility that will reflect themes such as hope, support, peace, and community, among others, and their intersection with both the juvenile and adult criminal justice system.
SEWELL, N.J. -- The Volunteer Center of South Jersey has announced the winners of the 2020 Scholarship Award for Volunteer Excellence (SAVE). Thomas (TJ) Edmund, Jr. of National Park and DeAisha Johnson of Sicklerville have each been awarded $500 scholarships.
Children and families have been impacted in a number of ways including loss of income, illness, and death on top isolation. The Atlantic County Juvenile/Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU) offers help to families who are experiencing serious difficulties in managing the behavior of children 10-17 years old for whom they are responsible.
The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force, in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will host Naloxone training sessions held virtually via Webex on the last Tuesday of each month. The next session will take place on Tuesday, July 28, from 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Many schools in New Jersey came into this pandemic unprepared. Technologically in terms of one to one computers for students, infrastructure behind the scenes, LMS learning platforms, staff development, and even students as digital natives were not ready to take the drastic step to a fully virtual education.
Back in mid-March, as per Executive Orders 104 and 107, Governor Phil Murphy called for the immediate closure of all public, private, and religious learning institutions across the state because of COVID-19. Ever since then, local schools have had to resort to virtual learning as an alternative to in-person instruction and now amid an unorthodox summer, many students are undoubtedly concerned about returning to live classes in the fall.
Do you have a few pounds to lose? Do you have high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol? Do you suffer with blood sugar issues? Have joint pain? Experience heartburn, bloating, gas, or constipation? Then you might be what I like to call “functionally ill.”
“It has been a challenge readjusting, but I believe we have been able to overcome quite a few obstacles. I feel that our state is one of the few that is taking its time because there are a lot of other states that have opened up too quickly, where masks aren’t a requirement in some spaces."
The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been recognized for its innovative application of mapping and analytics technology, as well as thought leadership in the field of emergency management.
“As we continue to practice social distancing, many students are likely questioning the impact on their current education plans. Taking classes online may not be every student’s first choice; however, at this point in time, it is the safest,” RCSJ President Frederick Keating said.
The Camden County Freeholder Board has received and is allocating federal funding for towns which will be used to supplement unforeseen costs from COVID-19 related purchases such as personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, and a variety of other tools for essential employees since the start of this public health crisis.
Henrietta Crawford, who lived much of her life on 123 Montrose Street, in Vineland, was a pastor, evangelist, suffragist, and feminist. This firebrand was a significant figure in the historical fight for human rights, yet her participation has, unfortunately, largely gone unnoticed.
Voting in the middle of the pandemic just got easier for residents of Cumberland County. Back on June 22, it was announced that voters have the option of dropping their ballots for the July 7 primary in drop boxes across the county.
Some people seek employment, some search for meals, and others are looking for sites where they can be tested for the coronavirus. Sensitive to this fact, community leaders and officials of Bridgeton have advised residents to be aware of various opportunities to take advantage of if impacted by the virus.