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NJM Insurance Group Teams with Regional Safety Partners, Launches “Share the Keys” Challenge During National Teen Driver Safety Week

WEST TRENTON, NJ – October 19, 2020 – NJM Insurance Group,a leading auto insurer and teen driver safety advocate in the Mid-Atlantic region, kicked off National Teen Driver Safety Week 2020 (October 18 – 24) with a “Share the Keys” challenge on Instagram Reels (IG Reels).

The challenge coincides with NJM’s month-long social media campaign recognizing October as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and highlights safe driving and reducing the risk of teen crashes and fatalities.

“This year due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to host students in person, so we’ve shifted our Teen Driver Safety Week interactive activities to the digital space,” said Violet Marrero, NJM Consumer Safety Director. “We’re excited to see teens pledge to practice safe driving habits. We are also thrilled to collaborate with our partners in promoting safe driving.”

On October 1, NJM kicked off their social media campaign with a teen driver safety quiz to encourage teens, with their parents, guardians and educators, to spread the message of safe driving. For each completed quiz, NJM will donate $1 to non-profit organizations dedicated to brain injury education in each participant’s home state (eligible for NJ, PA or CT).

On October 18, the first day of National Teen Driver Safety Week, NJM launched the “Share the Keys” IG Reels challenge encouraging users to post and share their own short safety message. NJM worked with partners throughout the region to create an IG Reels video featuring the Philadelphia 76ers’ Center Norvel Pelle and the team’s mascot, Franklin the Dog, New Jersey’s-own two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup Champion Carli Lloyd, and 2020 Miss New Jersey Jade Glab, as well as representatives from regional safety organizations including, Impact Teen Drivers, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, the Pennsylvania DUI Association, and the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.

“NJM has an ongoing commitment to foster a culture of safety,” said Marrero. “Working with parents and educators to help empower teen drivers with tools that create positive driving habits is a vital component of this commitment.”

Take the quiz and learn how to participate in the challenge at


NJM’s Teen Driver Safety Programs launched in honor of the Company’s 100th anniversary in 2013 and are offered at no cost to high schools in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

The Programs consist of “Share the Keys,” a research-based presentation designed to provide parents and their teen drivers with the tools they need to build safe driving habits, and “What Do You Consider Lethal?,” a campaign created by Impact Teen Drivers to help teens make responsible decisions while driving. The Programs, also offered online, have reached more than 150,000 students in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2016, the National Safety Council honored the program with its Teen Driver Safety Leadership Award.

This coveted honor recognizes organizations that work to improve teen driver safety and save lives through dedicated community outreach and innovative educational programming. For more information about NJM’s Teen Driver Safety Program and to learn more about scheduling a presentation, visit


Founded in 1913, NJM is a leading property casualty insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Company offers workers’ compensation, auto, homeowners, renters, and umbrella coverage in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Headquartered in West Trenton, NJ, NJM employs nearly 2,500 workers and operates in a mutual fashion for the exclusive benefit of its customers. For more information, visit

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Cherokee to Host Safe Trunk-or-Treat Event

Marlton, NJ – Cherokee High School will host a Little Chiefs’ Safe Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 31st from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The event allows children from the community to experience the fun of Halloween in a safe environment run by the students of Cherokee High School.

Over 15 clubs, sports teams and organizations will be decorating their trunks and distributing treats to cars as they drive along the route.

Candy was donated by Evesham FOP Lodge 143 as well as Renaissance and National Honor Society students.

Please enter the North Parking lot by making a right turn from Willow Bend Road.

All participants must wear a mask and remain in their car.

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Acenda Marks Start of Annual Spirit of the Holidays Toy Drive

GLASSBORO, NJ – Acenda is hosting its annual Spirit of the Holidays Toy Drive virtually this fall. The program, which benefits children and youth throughout New Jersey, will run through Friday, December 4.  

“We are proud to be able to continue our Spirit of the Holidays toy collection, as now more than ever, our children and families need our support during this challenging year,” said Mari Considine, Chief Development & Marketing Officer, Acenda. “Thanks to caring businesses, individuals, and community partners, we are able to host our empowering initiative year-after-year and ensure the children we serve can experience the awe and wonder of the holiday season.”

Spirit of the Holidays supports children and families throughout New Jersey receiving services from the health and social services organization. The toy collection is an annual event that has been hosted by Acenda, formerly Robins’ Nest, for over twenty years. Last year’s event provided nearly 1,700 children with gifts for the holidays. Gift ideas include riding toys, Leap Frog, musical instruments, dolls, trucks, Disney toys, sports equipment, arts & crafts, makeup, gift cards and more.

A full wish list can be found by clicking here.  

Keeping the health and safety of the Acenda community top of mind, the toy drive will take place in a virtual setting. In support of no-contact deliveries, donors can purchase gifts online and have them shipped to Acenda’s Glassboro headquarters. 

Shopping registries are available online at AmazonTarget, and Walmart to allow donors to safely contribute to the awe and wonder of the holiday season for Acenda’s families.

Donations of gift cards to are also welcomed and will be used to purchase gifts in various age groups. All monetary donations will service both the Spirit of the Holidays toy collection and Acenda programs. 

For more information email or call 844-422-3632 x1021. 

About Acenda Integrated Health 

Acenda Integrated Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to industry-leading prevention, treatment and wellness services compassionately delivered to ensure that every individual, family and community achieves their greatest potential. 

Acenda is at the forefront of community-based services, providing over 100 health and social service programs at 56 locations throughout a 10-county region in New Jersey.

For more information visit

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New Jersey American Water Launches ‘The Flow of H2O Video Series’ Mark 6th Annual ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’

CAMDEN, N.J. – OCT. 20, 2020 – In honor of  the Value of Water Campaign’s sixth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, New Jersey American Water is launching The Flow of H2O, a three-part educational video series that explains the effect of pollution on watersheds, the drinking water treatment process, and the wastewater treatment process. The videos are virtually accessible to all educators and parents for free via YouTube.

“Water is essential, but many people never stop to consider the time, technology, and investment required to provide safe, clean, and reliable water and wastewater service,” said Denise Venuti Free, Director of Communications and External Affairs, New Jersey American Water. “We hope The Flow of H2O videos will instill a greater appreciation for both environmental stewardship and the process of providing safe drinking water, and also offer educators and parents a valuable tool for helping to teach our children during this time of socially distanced learning.”

Each year, New Jersey American Water commemorates Imagine a Day Without Water through educational outreach, emphasizing the importance of water for everyday usage and explaining the company’s role in providing it. Though COVID-19 has stifled the company’s ability to carry on its tradition of in-person outreach this year, the new educational videos emulate the demonstrations it typically presents in schools using an Enviroscape® mini model of a town.

In addition to The Flow of H2O, New Jersey American Water offers a plethora of educational videos on its YouTube channel, along with a comprehensive Water Learning Center on its website. Here, educators and parents can find complete educational toolkits equipped with STEM lessons, printable worksheets, and experiments. The company also partners with Scholastic to provide its How Water Works curriculum. The free, online platform hosts even more lessons along with interactive digital activities and games.

To learn more about Imagine a Day Without Water, visit

About the Value of Water Campaign 
The Value of Water Campaign educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. Spearheaded by top leaders in the water industry, the Value of Water Campaign is building public and political will for investment in America’s water infrastructure. Follow the Value of Water Campaign on Twitter and Facebook.

About New Jersey American Water
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people.

For more information, visit and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook

About American Water 
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company.

The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states.

American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.

For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Boro of Bellmawr Hiring for Multiple Positions

The Borough of Bellmawr has posted on its website that applications are being accepted for the below listed positions.

Interested and qualified persons may obtain an application from the Borough Clerk’s office during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 21 East Browning Road or by clicking here.

Please click on job title for job description and qualifications.

Code Enforcement Officer

Construction Official

Rental/CO Inspector

Zoning Official

All completed applications are to be submitted in person to the Borough Clerk at Bellmawr Borough Hall.

The Borough posted back in August that applications are being accepted for Job Title: Water/Sewer Utility II