GLOUCESTER CITY — Dodging a pallet ballet — forklifts quickly moving hither and yon, piled high with crates of bananas and other produce — in a warehouse on the Gloucester Marine Terminal, one might easily forget how many hungry people there are in South Jersey.
Health centers based in lower-income communities in South Jersey will receive $2,082,226 in federal funding to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) announced. It is part of a total of $11,127,936 for the state of New Jersey from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand testing for the coronavirus at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) across the state. "In order to safely begin reopening South Jersey and the rest of the state, we must increase and expand testing," Norcross said.
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-1 of Camden, announced his intentions on Tuesday to make April 28 -- which is already commemorated by labor unions and other groups as Workers Memorial Day -- the 11th federal holiday. He said doing so would be a fitting way to honor health care workers, first responders and others who have lost their lives during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the global economy, governments at every level are scrambling for ways to support vulnerable workers and their families. There is certainly a need for new and creative thinking to meet these new challenges, and that includes expanding existing programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
CAMDEN - A $630 million shipyard contract will bring an estimated 1,200 jobs to the South Jersey-Philadelphia area, a local congressman predicted Thursday. "This new shipbuilding contract is a major win," U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-Camden, said of the deal to build "national security multi-mission vessels" at Philly Shipyard.