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Bellmawr Traffic Advisory: Expect Creek Road Eastbound Lane Closures as Missing Moves Project Advances

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced on July 7, 2020 that Creek Road eastbound over I-295 will be closed during the day on Wednesday, July 8 with alternating traffic to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, until 3:30 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close Creek Road eastbound between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue to re-stripe the roadway and implement a new traffic pattern.

When complete, Creek Road will be narrowed to one 11-foot lane in each direction with eastbound and westbound traffic shifted to the eastbound side of the Bridge over I-295.

Next week, construction barriers will be placed to create a work zone in the westbound lanes in preparation of bridge demolition.

The $180 million federally-funded project will build new ramps connecting Route 42 northbound to I-295 southbound, and I-295 northbound to Route 42 southbound in order to allow for the direct movement of traffic between the two roadways.

These are commonly known as the “missing moves.” The project will also include the demolition and reconstruction of the Creek Road Bridge over I-295 between Route 42 and Almonesson Road.

The majority of the project will be built off of the roadways and will have minimal impact on traffic on Route 42 and I-295.  The project is expected to be completed in late 2023.

Variable Message Signs are being utilized to provide advance notification to the motoring public of all traffic pattern changes associated with the work. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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Statement From Smoke Free Atlantic City Coalition — A program of Atlantic Prevention Resources

On behalf of the numerous casino employees with whom we have worked for many years, our regional tobacco collaboratives, and all of our local partners, we would like to thank the State of New Jersey for the temporary restriction on indoor smoking in Atlantic City casinos.

We support this temporary restriction in order to protect the health and safety of casino workers and guests, all of their loved ones and the general public.

In order to help slow the spread and reduce susceptibility to contracting COVID-19, we support this temporary measure, so that Atlantic City can get back to work while also protecting public health by preventing the spread of disease. We acknowledge that the local and regional economy depends on the success of the casinos and we are here to help with the implementation of these new rules restricting indoor smoking. We are also able to provide free smoking cessation treatment to people who live or work in Atlantic County and referrals for those outside of our area.

The health and safety of casino employees, guests and the general public must be paramount at this time.

Robert Zlotnick, Ph.D.
President and Executive Director of Atlantic Prevention Resources Co-Founder of Smoke Free Atlantic City

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Gloucester/ Camden/ Salem County Medical Examiner’s Office Asks for Assistance In Locating Next of Kin


The following deceased individuals remain unclaimed at the Gloucester/Camden/Salem County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone that is a relative or knows of a relative of these individuals is asked to call the Office of the Medical Examiner at (856)218-4190.

The deceased individuals are:

  • Ronald Elum
  • Emily French
  • Randi Krow
  • Anthony Powell
  • Bernard Roney
  • Walter Rutkowski

If the Medical Examiner’s Office does not receive a response to this notice regarding any of the deceased individuals on or before August 6, 2020, arrangements will be made for immediate burial without further notice.

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Camden Vicinage to Conduct Virtual Court Election Day Hearings

Superior Court judges will be available in the Camden Vicinage to conduct remote hearings for any election challenges or issues in Camden County on Tuesday, July 7.

This year’s primary election was moved from June 2 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday’s election will be vote-by-mail or in-person vote. The county clerk’s office has mailed ballots to registered voters.

If appropriate, matters will be promptly heard by a designated judge with notice to the election officials. Election officials, petitioners, and attorneys will be able to appear before the designated judge by video or telephone.

Voters with any election-related issues or questions about the July 7 election or who are seeking assistance on casting their vote can contact the county clerk’s office and/or the board of elections:

  • Camden County Clerk: 856-225-5300
  • Camden County Board of Elections: 856-401-8683


Board of Elections website:

https://www.camdencounty.com/service/board-ofelections/

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Mike ‘Traz’ Tovinsky Taking Over as Mayor in Mt. Ephraim on July 2

Commissioner Mike ‘Traz’ Tovinsky will be assuming the role of Mayor at the Commissioner’s meeting on July 2nd in Mount Ephraim.

After 28 years as Mayor of Mount Ephraim, Commissioner Joe Wolk will be stepping down, while remaining on the three person commission. All roles will continue, moving forward with Mayor Tovinsky overseeing the Department of Public Works, Commissioner Wolk as the director of finance, and Commissioner Gies as the director of public safety.

“After almost three decades of service to Mount Ephraim, I felt it was time to pass the torch on to someone else on the team. I am very excited about the accomplishments we have had, and direction the town is heading. The team of Commissioners that we have right now have deep roots to this town, and we will continue to work together during these trying times. I am excited to continue my work on the Commission,” said Wolk.

“I have lived in this town for over 55 years, and raised both sons here. I am proud to call Mount Ephraim home, and serving my neighbors the last five years has been a privilege. I appreciate Mayor Wolk for his service to the community, and his willingness work collaboratively during this transition. This team of Commissioners is dedicated to serving Mount Ephraim, and I am proud to lead them,” said Tovinsky.

“Mayor Tovinsky and I have worked together for years with the Mount Ephraim Little League. I am eager to see what he will do as Mayor of Mount Ephraim, and I am excited to continue our work together,” said Gies.