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Camden County Board of Elections Announces Vote by Mail Drop Box Locations

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The State of New Jersey has provided vote-by-mail (VBM) drop boxes for each county in advance of the general election on Nov. 3. Camden County will have 13 VBM drop box locations that will be available 24 hours each day through the close of polls on Election Day. Each location is well-lit, secured and monitored by video surveillance cameras.

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Camden County’s VBM drop boxes can be found at the following locations:

Audubon
Municipal Building
606 West Nicholson Road

Berlin Twp.
Berlin Township Municipal Building
135 Rt. 73 South

Camden
Administration Building
600 Market Street
(Former entrance for Surrogate’s Office on Market Street)

Cherry Hill
Camden County College / William G. Rohrer
1889 Marlton Pike East
(Corner of Springdale Road and Marlton Pike East/Route 70 E)

Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill Municipal Building
820 Mercer Street

Chesilhurst
Municipal Building
201 Grant Ave., Waterford Works

Gloucester Township
Municipal Building
1261 Chews Landing Road

Haddon Twp.
Haddon Township Municipal Building
135 Haddon Ave.

Lindenwold
Lindenwold Municipal Building
15 North White Horse Pike

Pennsauken
Pennsauken Municipal Building
5605 North Crescent Blvd.

Runnemede
Runnemede Municipal Building
24 North Black Horse Pike

Voorhees
Voorhees Municipal Building
2400 Voorhees Town Center

Winslow Township
Winslow Municipal Building
125 South Route 73

County residents can use any of the 13 drop boxes which have been placed throughout the county.

VBM ballots can also be dropped off at the Camden County Board of Elections located at 100 University Court in Gloucester Township.

“VBM drop boxes are conveniently located throughout Camden County to make voting easier and more convenient during this most unusual election year,” said County Clerk Joseph Ripa. “Voters can rest assured that these boxes are safe and secure, and that their vote will be counted as long as their ballot is completed properly and placed in any VBM drop box prior to the closing of polls on November 3. Voters can also return their ballot by mail or by bringing it to the Board of Elections in person.”

Residents with questions regarding VBM drop boxes and voting by mail should call (856) 401-VOTE. More information is available at https://www.camdencounty.com/service/voting-and-elections/.

Post has been updated.

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Mainland PBA Endorses Candidates for Northfield City Council

Mainland PBA is proud to endorse candidates for Northfield City Council — David Notaro for Ward 1 and Tom Polistina for Ward 2.

“Together, Dave and Tom want to maintain fiscal responsibility, supporting our Police and Fire Service, and help bring community pride back to Northfield,” the media release stated. “In these troubling times, Dave Notaro and Tom Polistina are the choice needed to maintain civility in our day-to-day lives and our elected officials.”

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Camden County Freeholder Board Announces 2020 Drive-Thru Flu Shot Schedule

As our region continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting the spread of seasonal influenza will be critical to protecting public health in Camden County this fall.

To help keep residents safe and healthy this flu season, the Freeholder Board is announcing the 2020 Seasonal Flu Shot Schedule, beginning on Friday, Oct. 2.

In order to accommodate social distancing recommendations, this year’s flu shot program will be conducted via a series of drive-thru events at locations throughout the county.

“It is always important for our residents to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated, but with our battle against COVID-19 still in full effect, it is especially important in 2020,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Health Department. “The flu is a dangerous illness, just like COVID-19, and patients frequently require hospitalization for treatment. A sudden surge in flu-related hospitalizations could reduce our health care system’s capacity to care for COVID-19 patients and endanger folks who would otherwise be treatable. We can save lives and keep our hospital beds open by preventing and limiting the spread of the flu, and that starts with as many residents as possible receiving their flu shot.”

Each fall, the county offers a number of times and locations throughout the county where residents can receive the influenza vaccine, at no out-of-pocket cost. See below for this year’s schedule:

Flu shots are also recommended for people with weakened immune or cardiovascular systems, or with chronic metabolic diseases, renal dysfunction or blood disorders. Children aged nine and older must be accompanied by an adult. Children under nine require two shots, a month apart, and should be seen by a pediatrician. For uninsured children, call CamCare at (856) 541-9811 or the Bellmawr Health Center at (856) 931-2700.

“Widespread vaccination dramatically reduces flu cases, protecting vulnerable residents and limiting the stress put on our health care system,” Rodriguez said. “If we are going to protect one another this fall, then flu shots will be as important a tool for our community as mask wearing and social distancing. Please find a flu shot site in your municipality and make plans to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

For more information, contact the county Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045, or visit www.camdencounty.com.

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Bellmawr Councilman Paul DeAngelis Withdraws From 2020 General Election, Will Fulfill Remainder of Term

*Post has been updated.*

Paul DeAngelis has withdrawn his name from the 2020 General Election as councilman for the Borough of Bellmawr. He will fulfill his current term until the end of this year, confirmed Bellmawr Borough Clerk, Frani Wright via email on August 20, 2020.

The County Committee of the Organized Bellmawr Democrat Club has selected Johann Fina to replace Councilman DeAngelis on the ballot for the General Election, Ms. Wright said.

Ms. Fina will be running with incumbent Councilman Jim D’Angelo for two seats on Bellmawr Council.

Opposing Ms. Fina and Mr. D’Angelo for Bellmawr Council are independent candidates, Bill Groff and Sandy Valdez.

We reached Mr. DeAngelis on August 21, 2020 for a comment. He said: “I would like to thank all of the residents for supporting me while I was on council. It has been an honor to serve.”

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Post updated on August 21, 2020 at 9:15 p.m.

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Authorities Investigating Double Homicide in Glassboro

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 9:16am, officers from the Glassboro Police Department responded to 23 Warrick Avenue in Glassboro regarding a check on the well-being of two residents at the property.

Upon arrival, Glassboro Police Department Officers discovered 26 year-old Manuel DelaRosa Jr. and 36 year-old Shantal Farrow deceased inside of the residence with apparent gunshot wounds.

Autopsies conducted on August 20, 2020, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin ruled the cause of death for both victims as gunshot wounds and the manner of death as homicide.

Circumstances surrounding the homicides are currently under investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Glassboro Police Department.

“We do not believe this was a random act and are confident that there is not any imminent danger to the Glassboro community. We are aggressively investigating this double homicide, doing everything possible to bring to justice the individual(s) who carried out these acts of senseless violence,” stated Gloucester County Acting Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman.

Investigators believe there are witnesses who may be able to provide crucial information regarding this ongoing investigation.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages any witnesses with information regarding these homicides and/or any related matters to contact Detective Brian Lloyd of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-221-4849 or Investigator Haley Mangione of the Glassboro Police Department at 856-340-0661.

Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us.