Sunday, May 12, 2013
The indictments were among 34 handed up by a Gloucester County grand jury last week.
• Roger R. Knudsen, 51, of Mullica Hill, for fourth-degree operating a motor-vehicle during a license suspension in Deptford on Jan. 4, 2012. • William B. Underwood IV, 26, of Haddon Township, for criminal mischief; conspiracy/criminal mischief by damaging property; and conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking in Glassboro on Nov. 11, 2012. • Tara M. Schoonmaker, 25, of Haddon Township, for conspiracy/criminal mischief and conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking in Glassboro on Nov. 11, 2012. • Daniel E. Rulon, 32, of Mays Landing, for drug possession and manufacturing/distribution/dispensation of a controlled dangerous substance in Monroe on Nov. 14, 2012. • Kimberly A. Pluck, 26, of Williamstown, for drug possession and manufacturing/…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The county has 130 free smoke detectors for distribution to local residents.
Thanks to a partnership with Atlantic City Electric and Operation 6 Save a Life's Smoke Detector Campaign, Gloucester County has 130 smoke detectors available for free to local residents. Freeholder Deputy Director Giuseppe "Joe" Chila accepted the smoke detector donation from Bert Lopez, the Public Affairs Manager of Atlantic City Electric, earlier this week. Included in the donation are some smoke detectors for the hearing impaired and batteries. The hearing impaired detectors have flashing lights that can alert residents to smoke. “The county periodically receives smoke detectors through various donations and we want to make sure they are getting out to those who need them,” said Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger. “…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The exams are available to children and adults who live in Gloucester County.
Gloucester County submitted the following news release: Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger and Freeholder Lyman Barnes are encouraging residents to start the New Year with a free eye exam. Gloucester County offers free eye screenings twice a month for all county children and adults. This service is provided as a service of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in an effort to prevent or limit the impact of vision loss. “Children and adults should have their eyes examined annually because early detection of eye disease can prevent blindness and an exam can catch vision-related problems,” said Director Damminger. Gloucester County is providing the free exams for both …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The county has received reports of scam artists going door to door in Paulsboro, attempting to get residents' personal information.
Gloucester County submitted the following news release: The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County Office of Consumer Affairs are warning residents of ongoing attempts by scammers to lure unsuspecting residents into giving out their personal information. After the train derailment accident in Paulsboro over the Mantua Creek, unidentified people have been knocking on doors in the Paulsboro community stating that if residents would sign a release not to file a claim, they would receive $800 cash. In this scam, the scammers are asking for personal information such as social security numbers. This is not true and residents should call the police immediately if anyone knocks on their door claiming to give cash for not …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Whitall House will host the Candlelight Tour, complete with holiday activities, music and snacks.
Gloucester County's annual Candlelight Tour will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 starting at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 3 p.m. It will be held at The James and Ann Whitall House, located at Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park. The tour will continue until 9 p.m. each night. This year's theme for the Candlelight Tour is Winter Wonderland. The event will feature hearth cooking, costumed guides and decorations from Ann Whitall Gardeners. On Saturday night, there will also be live music. The tour will also feature fun holiday activities for the kids, as well as hot cocoa and sweets. All of this weekend's activities are free to the public. For more information on this weekend's Candlelight Tour, you can visit the Gloucester …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Gloucester County officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new dog park in Logan.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Gloucester County submitted the following news release: Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Logan Township officials joined Wednesday to cut the ribbon to the new Dog Park so that the county’s residents have a space for their dogs to run and interact with others in a dedicated environment. Freeholder Director Damminger said, “Gloucester County has an active community of dog lovers, a 4-H Dog Club, Kennel Club and other dog organizations. I am constantly asked for a dog park to be built and now we have permanent 1.5-acre location that features great amenities for our residents and their pets.” “This was a team effort and we received a lot of assistance from Logan Township and private industry. GCIT helped …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The ceremony held by Gloucester County and GCC Student Veteran Organization gives veterans an opportunity to share their stories of conflict.
With the passing of the presidential election, Nov. 11 is soon approaching and with it, Americans honor Veterans Day. Falling on a Sunday this year, Veterans Day will be observed Monday, Nov. 12, and in coordination, Gloucester County College (GCC) will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony. The event will feature veterans sharing their stories and experiences from their military service. Veterans from past wars, such as WWII, the Korean War, the Gulf War and Vietnam will be present, as well as those from more recent wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Starting at 10 a.m., the ceremony will be open to the public and held in the Eugene McCaffery College Center at GCC on Tanyard Road in Sewell. The ceremony will be hosted by Gloucester …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The regular flu shot clinic schedule for Gloucester County residents continues through Dec. 17.
Gloucester County submitted the following release: Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Lyman Barnes announced today that the Gloucester County Department of Health will be rescheduling two flu shot clinics that had been scheduled for early in the week but were cancelled due to Sandy. The flu shot clinic originally scheduled for Monday, October 29 from 6 – 8 pm at Chestnut Ridge Middle School, 641 Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd., Sewell has been rescheduled for Monday, November 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The flu shot clinic scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 from 10:00 – 11:00 am at National Park Fire Hall, Hessian and Grove Roads in National Park, will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
One sheriff and two undersheriffs from Gloucester County are collecting pension on top of their regular salaries according to New Jersey Watchdog's investigation.
An investigation by New Jersey Watchdog has found that three Gloucester County sheriffs and undersheriffs are among 51 in the state of New Jersey that are collecting pension money on top of their regular salary. The group's release includes Sheriff Carmel Morina of Greenwich Twp., Undersheriff Joseph O'Leary from the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office and Undersheriff Glenn Hammell of Monroe as the three officers who are collecting both retirement pay and their salaries. A full list of the 51 officers named in the report can be found in the attached PDF above. The officers found to be double-dipping in this investigation are doing so legally due to loopholes in Gov. Chris Christie's pension reform. According to the Watchdog group, officers…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Heavy rains wrecked computers, documents, carpets and an alarm system, but left the voting machines untouched.