Check out the latest news from Thomas/Boyd.

Rising Heroes: New Jersey Teacher Bringing Books to Life for Children All Over


Y.A.L.E. School works to reach Burlington County students remotely

Although missing out on school due to COVID-19 has added pressure on staff, students and their families at the Y.A.L.E. School — short for Young Adolescents Learning Experience — they said they’re making the best of the situation and finding ways to stay connected and up to date on schoolwork. [Read More]


Dogs arrive in Voorhees with hopes of finding new homes


Hash House A Go Go opens first NJ location Thursday in Moorestown Mall

Hash House A Go Go is many things – a successful West Coast restaurant chain bringing its brunch-every-day concept, the first in New Jersey, to Moorestown Mall. [Read More]


Federal workers turn to food banks during government shutdown



Former South Jersey hospital home to addiction-treatment center

Virtua and Legacy Treatment Services are partnering to open a 24-hour behavioral health and substance abuse treatment center in Berlin. [Read More]


Legacy opens two addiction treatment centers

Leagacy Treatment Services, a nonprofit addiction and behavioral health treatment facility, has opened two new treatment centers in Monmouth Junction and Northfield.  [Read More]


Food Bank of South Jersey Hunger Games

The Food Bank of South Jersey recently hosted the Food Bank Hunger Games to benefit their children’s programs. The unique event blends elements from the Food Network TV Show, Chopped and the Hunger Games book and film franchise. [Read More]


Legacy Treatment opens first Atlantic County addiction treatment center

A new outpatient substance abuse and behavioral health treatment center is opening in Atlantic County. Legacy treatment Services has opened a new facility in Northfield. [Read More]


Murphy wants NJ powered by 100 percent clean energy by 2050

Governor Phil Murphy announced his goal of having New Jersey powered by 100 percent clean energy by 2050. He also announced that Orsted, a Danish off-shore wind company has plans to open an office in Atlantic City. [Read More]


‘Business, not charity’: 15 trained for AC construction jobs

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Joseph Jingoli & Son and Edgewood Properties have partnered to create the program “Training to Hire.” The program is training Atlantic City residents for employment at the casino and other projects. [Read More]


Murphy promises to propel offshore wind industry

Governor Phil Murphy recently demonstrated his support for offshore wind coming to New Jersey at an international offshore wind forum. Our client Orsted, a premier sponsor of the event, is building an offshore wind farm 10 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.  [Read More]


Sign Unveiled for New Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City moved a step closer to its grand opening by unveiling the first official sign for the resort. [Read More]


Families In Need Get An Early Christmas Surprise

Thomas/Boyd was once again proud to support the Mount Holly Township Police Department – NJ, Mount Holly schools PTA/PTO and others for Operation St. Nick. It was great to come together to make the holidays brighter for so many families in Mount Holly Township NJ!

South Jersey Gas celebrates Atlantic City location with construction ‘milestone’

South Jersey Gas leaders gathered for a topping off ceremony for the South Jersey Gas headquarters. The leaders signed a steel beam before it was lifted up and added to the building.  [Read More]


Sign Unveiled for New Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City

Hard Rock executives, Atlantic City officials and members of the community gathered to unveil the first official Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City sign.  [Read More]


Thompson Brothers Highlight N7 Lacrosse Camp

Thompson Brothers Lacrosse recently held their 3rd Annual Nike N7 Lacrosse Camp, which is free for native american youth all over the country.  The camp teaches the youth about lacrosse, the importance of education and more. [Read More]


Third Annual Ability Fair Held at Stockton University

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation recently held its third annual Ability Fair, which gives people with disabilities the opportunity to discover news services that can help them gain independence.   [Read More]


Merchantville 7-year-old helps guide Silver Diner menu

Leila Skoufalos was recently named a runner up in the Silver Diner kids recipe contest. Her Jersey Peach Pancakes captured the attention of Silver Diner’s Head Chef Ype.   [Read More]


Shipping container to become emergency command center

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Jingoli/DCO Energy and the Atlantic City Boys and Girls club are teaming up to create an emergency command center out of a shipping container.  [Read More]


Evergreens Moorestown Hosts Wedding For Residents

The Evergreens, a retirement community in  Moorestown, recently hosted a wedding for two of their residents. The residents met there and decided to share their special day with their Evergreens family. [Read More]


$1M donation funds Bacharach’s new neurorecovery center

A $1 million donation, from local philanthropist James Klinghoffer, will help Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation launch a specialized center focused on recovery treatment for neurological diseases and disorders. [Read More]


The Westin Mount Laurel incorporates natural, contemporary elements for $7M renovation

The Westin Mount Laurel recently completed a renovation and upgraded ballrooms and meeting rooms in order to attract larger groups. The redesign incorporates natural and contemporary elements, open spaces and more.  [Read More]


From prison to park: Camden’s Cooper’s Poynt opens

Cooper’s Poynt, a waterfront park with a state-of-the-art playground, multi-use trails, views off the Philadelphia skyline and more, recently opened. The park gives North Camden residents access to the riverfront.  [Read More]


South Jersey hotel completes $7M renovation

The Westin Mount Laurel announced that is has completed a $7 million dollar renovation. The hotel upgraded its 175 guests rooms, ballrooms, meeting spaces, lobby area, indoor pool and more.  [Read More]


Community campaign offers Camden residents connections to events, programming

The 2017 Connect the Lots campaign recently kicked off with their   trademark event, the Camden Night Gardens.  Connect the Lots, an initiative of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and the City of Camden, creates safe hubs of activities in the city’s public spaces. [Read More]


Hard Rock to buy Trump Taj Mahal, site will remain a casino

A group of investors led by the Hard Rock International is purchasing the closed Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. The purchase and renovation is expected to create 3,000 temporary and permanent jobs.   [Read More]


CEO: Hard Rock still wants casino near NYC after Taj Mahal

Hard Rock International is still planning to build a casino at the Meadowlands Racetrack after purchasing the closed Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.   [Read More]


3 NJ healthcare organizations combine forces to create leadership academy

The Medical Society of New Jersey, New Jersey Hospital Association, New Jersey Association of Health Plans and Seton Hall University have partnered together to help experts work to tackle health care issues.  [Read More]


Operation St. Nick Brings Smiles, Presents to Mount Holly Families


What you need to know about the $15M addition to South Jersey’s health care landscape

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recently opened the first free standing hospice center in South Jersey. The Samaritan Center at Voorhees will provide comprehensives short-term hospice care in a homelike setting. [Read More]


Mount Holly police, volunteers prepare fro Operation St. Nick

Mount Holly Police, and volunteers wrapped gifts in preparation for Operation St. Nick. This year, approximately ten families in need will receive wrapped toys and gifts.  [Watch Video]


Mount Laurel YMCA teaches children to build healthy habits

The YMCA  of Burlington and Camden Counties celebrated its fifth year participating in Healthy U, a program that teaches children the importance of exercise and healthy eating. Children participate in fun exercise activities and learn about the different food groups. [Read More]


‘Life is a precious gift,’ Jenna Bush Hager tells cancer center charity

Jenna Bush Hager spoke at the Power of Pink luncheon which benefited the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center. She talked about her family’s struggle with cancer and how important it is to support those affected by the disease. [Read More]


New Homes for Mount Holly Residents

Mount Holly residents Elida Echevarria and son Louis Lopez received a warm welcome into their new home in the Mount Holly Gardens. They were among the first three families to move in to homes built for them after they achieved a federal court settle in 2013 over alleged redevelopment discrimination against minorities and lower income residents. [Read more]


Second Annual Ability fair

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation is gearing up for the second annual Ability Fair. Guests who attend will have the opportunity to talk to over 60 vendors of products and services for the elderly and people with physical challenges, listen to guest speakers and more! [Read more]


Iraq War surgeon who saved Marines’ lives now leads NJ doctors

Joseph P. Costabile went from being a busy vascular surgeon in Cherry Hill to head of surgery in Kuwait and Iraq. In this article, he reflects on his tours of duty and recalls the value of teamwork, loyalty and perseverance – traits he will carry with him as president of the Medical Society of New Jersey. [Read more]


Worry Free: Camp program lets kids with illnesses just be kids

Camp No Worries has been inviting children with cancer and their siblings to come do activities, make new friends and create memories since 1995. This camp truly lives up to its name, giving children the opportunity to relax and have fun with the help of an amazing staff and caring nurses. [Read more]


Pedal power highlights Healthy Camden Series

The new installation to the interactive pop-up park at Roosevelt Plaza Park highlights the Horizon Healthy Camden Series, helping residents be environmentally friendly while getting in some exercise. The series will also bring concerts, fitness classes, outdoor movies and family fun nights to the park. [Read more]


Roosevelt Plaza to Feature Fitness Classes

Roosevelt Plaza Park is introducing fitness classes, concerts and family fun nights to help the community work toward living healthier lives. The goal of this park is to utilize the space in the best way possible and get people out of their homes and in an interactive environment! [Read more]


Celebrity Chef Jet Tila Holds Demo in Moorestown

Chef Jet Tila, who has appeared on Iron Chef, Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen, stopped by the Evergreens in Moorestown. He spent time meeting guests and members of the community as well as provided a Pan Asian cooking demonstration. [Read More]


Unexpected medical bills can cost American consumers thousands

Many Americans struggle to pay unexpected high medical bills after realizing they were treated by an out-of-network doctor. The NewsHour’s Megan Thompson examines the problem and interviews people trying to solve it. [Read More]


YMCA Program Teaches Little Ones Swim Safety in Burlington County


New York winning back businesses fleeing-New Jersey

Many of New Jersey’s small- and medium-sized businesses are considering moving to New York to take advantage of lower corporate taxes in order to save money. The re-location of these businesses as well as retirees and millennials could cost New Jersey billions of dollars in tax revenue. [Read More]


Hospitals combat violence in the ER

Verbal abuse and physical attacks on hospital employees are plaguing New Jersey’s emergency rooms. About 80 percent of hospital emergency employees have experienced verbal or physical assaults on a weekly basis. Doctors are pursuing a statewide campaign to raise awareness of the issue and increase hospital security. [Read More]


Developer starts building senior housing community to replace Sandy-hit one

Bayshore Village will be a 62 and older community built to replace a senior community that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. The new affordable housing community will incorporate elements to protect residents against potential weather and disaster threats [Read More]


Let’s Move Olympics Day to be held in Camden

Families throughout the area came to Camden to participate in a day of fun activities that focused on health and wellness. The Let’s Move Olympics Day kicked off Camden’s commitment to the Let’s Move! initiative and was supported by the City of Camden, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Connect the Lot and Get Healthy Camden. [Read More]



After robust debate, out-of-network bill gets OK from Assembly committee

A bill to resolve surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers has passed the Assembly Finance and Insurance Committee. The bill adds an arbitration process that would use Medicare as a baseline for insurance claims. The bill was very highly debated as legislators could not agree on how control the large medical bills that come from out-of-network providers. [Read More]



NJ SHARES Jim Jacob Talks About Energy and Utility Assistance Programs on WFME

Jim Jacob, President and CEO of NJ Shares, explains how the organization has grown over the years and has helped 180,000 families pay their utility and energy bills.  The organization aims to help sustain people through a temporary crisis so they can back on their feet. [More]



‘Nothing prepares you’: Fallen N.J. troopers honored at ceremony

New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen was remembered at a ceremony after he was struck and killed on Route 295 while responding to a call. Cullen’s death marks the third death due to crashes in 10 months for the New Jersey State Police. [Read More]



Celebrate Camden with an Intergalactic Block Party

Camden Night Gardens connects residents in a downtown area of the city where people typically wouldn’t go at night. Part of the summer programming provided by Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, the Night Gardens is a block party full of music, dancing, arts and interactive light displays. [Read more]


Mount Holly’s $2.2M park project means new athletic facilities, splash pad

Mount Holly’s township council recently authorized more than $2 million in funding to provide an extensive renovation of Mill Dam Park, including a new walking path, splash pad and basketball and tennis courts. The new additions to the park will create a family friendly environment where people can relax, socialize and stay active. [Read more]


Local Veteran Lawrence Gladfelter Honored in Mount Holly, Burlington County



‘Chopped’ chef dishes in Moorestown

The Evergreens, one of the premier continuing care retirement communities in the Philadelphia area, recently welcomed Celebrity Chef Jet Tila to their campus. Residents were treated to a sampling of Chef Tila’s recipes, a meet-and-greet and an open Q&A session with the chef. Chef Tila also conducted a cooking demo at Center Stage, located in the heart of the community’s Main Dining Room, and took some time to mingle with resident diners. [Read more]




SJ company going for record for rubber band ball

Community Treatment Solutions, dedicated to serving the most at-risk youths affected by trauma in the state, launched the “Bands that Unite Us” campaign, aimed at building the world’s largest rubber band ball and eclipsing the Guinness World Record. [Read more]


Monmouth Medical Center’s Southern Campus gets $10M in renovations

Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus has recently undergone almost $10 million in renovations to create a more modern hospital experience for patients that also encourages shorter hospital stays. [Read more]


Dying words: SJ woman turns to poetry

When Mount Laurel’s Rosemary Burgo learned she had a terminal illness, she used poetry as an outlet – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice has helped ensure Burgo’s legacy by using her poetry book to comfort others. [Read more]


Silver Diner crew goes all out to feed hungry in Camden

Silver Diner employees are gearing up for a big volunteer effort where they will prepare and serve dinner to approximately 80 guests at Joe’s Place in Camden on Saturday, January 30. Joe’s Place, a house located on Broadway and Ferry, is a program that’s sponsored by Sacred Heart Church in Camden.  [Read more]


YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties participates in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service


Newark Beth Israel opens breast health center

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, part of Barnabas Health, recently opened the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center. [Read more]


In South Jersey, honoring Dr. King with get-well cards, brown bags and pride

Our friends in Mount Holly Township were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Click here for a recap of the MLK Day of Service activities.


Clara Maass creates wellness program for Nutley seniors

Local seniors will now have access to wellness assessments held at community-based settings and senior housing facilities through the Wellness Assessment Van for Elders (WAVE) Program. Officials from Clara Maass Medical Center and the Township of Nutley recently joined together at the Department of Health in Nutley Township to introduce WAVE to local residents. [Read more]


Local female figure chosen as Google ‘doodle’

Thomas/Boyd was so happy to help celebrate Alice Paul’s birthday and to have promoted today’s Google Doodle about Alice, resulting in Kenneth Hilario’s article in the Philadelphia Business Journal. [Read more]


Westpark Pediatrics joins Barnabas Health Medical Group

Westpark Pediatrics is now part of the growing multi-specialty network of physicians, Barnabas Health Medical Group, effectively joining Barnabas Health, the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation. The practice is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, a Barnabas Health facility. [Read more]


NJ Aid for Animals Announces Pam Boyd to Advisory Board

NJ Aid for Animals, a statewide animal advocacy nonprofit, has announced the addition of Pam Boyd to its Advisory Board. NJ Aid for Animals is a not-for-profit, no kill animal protection charity dedicated to ending the suffering of animals. The organization provides wellness, humane education and spay and neuter programs focusing on poverty-stricken communities and helps private citizens report cruelty. Boyd is co-founder and president of Thomas/Boyd Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm headquartered in Moorestown. Over the years, she has provided pro bono consulting services to help promote NJ Aid for Animals events and campaigns, including the highly successful free Pitbull Spay and Neuter program in Camden featuring boxing powerhouse Bernard Hopkins. About NJ Aid for Animals: NJ Aid for Animals, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit founded in 2005. Its mission is to enrich the life of every animal it touches; to fulfill the needs of distressed communities for wellness, humane education and access to low-cost spay/neuter of domestic animals; and to expand awareness and report animal neglect and abuse. Visit NJ Aid for Animals at and its Facebook page at


Santa visits Camden Community Charter School


More hospice care access coming to SJ

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice hosted a groundbreaking event at the Samaritan Center at Voorhees, South Jersey’s first freestanding inpatient hospice facility. Scheduled for a late 2016 opening, the $15 million center is being built on Route 73 just south of Dutchtown Road in Voorhees, N.J. [Read more]


We Celebrate Survivors

Thomas/Boyd helped St. Mary Medical Center with their annual Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon, sponsored by 92.5 WXTU country radio station. More than 30 survivors and their guests were treated to a luncheon and special performance by Tyler Farr and his band. Click here to check out the photo gallery.  [Read more]


Thomas/Boyd’s Liz Thomas Named a 2015 Woman of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal

We’re proud to announce that Liz Thomas has been named one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction! The event recognized the region’s most influential businesswomen who are making a difference in the community and blazing the trail for other women.  [Read more]


Construction begins at new Samaritan Center

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice started work on what it says will be South Jersey’s first freestanding inpatient hospice facility. The $15 million center is being built on Route 73 just south of Dutchtown Road in Voorhees, N.J. [Read more]


Puerto Rican Panorama – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice and St. Mary Medical Center

Thomas/Boyd Communications booked two clients, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice and St. Mary Medical Center, on 6ABC’s Puerto Rican Panorama, hosted by broadcast journalism veteran Diego Castellanos. Carol Paprocki and Sandra Melendez from Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, Marlton, New Jersey, discussed the benefits of hospice and palliative care, as well as the historically low usage of these services among Hispanic patients. Kelly Pagliei and Kevin Chicas from St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania shared information on their outreach efforts with the health insurance marketplace and Medicaid sign up, including important dates for open enrollment this year. The episode will air locally in early December, 2015.


Thomas/Boyd’s Pam Boyd to be honored at JerseyMan/PhillyMan Event

UntitledThomas/Boyd Communications, an award winning full-service public relations firm, announced that Pam Boyd, co-founder/president, is one of the 10 honorees who will be recognized at JerseyMan/Philly Man’s Inaugural event “Unmasking the Legacy” on November 4 at Union Trust in Philadelphia. The event recognizes achievements in community service and business success. Pam is responsible for business operations, business development and overall communications strategy for the agency’s diverse client base.   She has a proven track record in generating exceptional media coverage and exposure for her clients in diverse industries, including health care and technology. Her work has been recognized by a number of professional industry and trade associations. Despite her busy schedule with business operations and juggling family responsibilities, Pam is committed to serving the community by serving on boards and committees of numerous nonprofits.  Currently, she serves as an emeritus board member for the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties; board member for the South Jersey Food Bank, advisory board member for NJ Aid for Animals, and a member of the board of trustees executive committee for the Southern New Jersey Development Council. Pam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in corporate public relations from Rowan University. Thomas/Boyd Communications, located in Moorestown, was founded in 1998 by Liz Thomas and Pam Boyd. The company creates memorable, strategic communications programs for businesses and nonprofits using sophisticated digital tactics and traditional methods to deliver desired results. For additional information, visit


NJ Biz Close Up: Lori Palmer of Thomas/Boyd Communications

We’re proud to announce that Lori Palmer has joined our team as Senior Director of Client Services! In this newly created position, Lori will lend her expertise to our client roster, many of whom are in the health care field, while also contributing to new business initiatives.   [Read more]


Kroctober Fest takes place in Camden

Kroc Center celebrates first year

After many years of careful planning, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opened in Camden on October 4, 2014. Majors Terry and Susan Wood were recently featured in the Courier Post, sharing their thoughts on the Kroc Center’s first anniversary.  [Read More]

At ceremony, Barnabas reveals details of Bayonne facility

Expanding its presence into Hudson County, Barnabas Health recently unveiled plans for a full-service medical facility in Bayonne. The new location will also serve as a satellite emergency center for Jersey City Medical Center. [Read more]

Officials break ground on ‘Barnabas Health at Bayonne’ medical facility

Barnabas Health, Rendina and city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new three-story, 80,000 square-foot medical facility in the heart of Bayonne set to open in December 2016. Check out pictures from the ceremony and plans for the facility. [Read more]

Save Ellis Island Fox News Coverage

Save Ellis Island was featured in an article on Fox News. Jenna Lee was able to tour the Ellis Island hospital and learn about the great history that happened there. Read the article to see photos and watch the video! [Read more]

Camden Community Charter School

Diner Roundup – Silver Diner in Cherry Hill

Silver Diner of Cherry Hill was recently featured on New Jersey Isn’t Boring’s blog reviewing several menu items including the Hibiscus Lemonade, Kale & Bleu Cheese Salad, Pesto Burger and the Peanut Butter and Pretzel sundae. [Read more]

Ellis Island tours offer look into our melting pot’s past

Save Ellis Island is offering guided hard-hat tours again after being closed for 60 years. The tour offers a unique look at the Ellis Island Hospital – approximately one immigrant out of 10 who arrived at Ellis Island received medical attention at this facility. [Read more]

Toms River doctor gives girl shot at normalcy

Dr. Amor Mehta, neurologist and epileptologist at Community Medical Center’s epilepsy center in Toms River was able to diagnose and 4-year-old Alexa for absence seizures. When she was diagnosed, Alexa was having more than 200 of these seizures daily, now her mother Jaimie doesn’t see them at all. [Read more]

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

Our friends at Samaritan recently sprang into action to help Francis Bodnar, patient at Samaritan’s Inpatient Hospice Center (IPC), see his oldest daughter graduate from Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Samaritan team members connected with the school’s Superintendent Emily Capella, who helped bring a graduation ceremony to the IPC. [Read more]

Glassboro vet helps WWII vet get around easier through ‘Lift for a Vet’

Michael P. Walsh, founder of “A Lift for a Vet” recently traveled to Mansfield, MA, to install a stair chair in the home of World War II veteran, Walter Gilbert. Mike is an employee of Federal Elevator, located in Brick, NJ. [Read more]

Soccer Star Helps Others with Tourette Syndrome

TBC was happy to help out with the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome Team Up event, featuring international soccer star Tim Howard, at Rutgers University earlier this month. Check out this NJTV coverage. [Read more]

Family fights to fulfill dying boy’s wish to go home

Julian (Julian’s Joust) is going home! Thanks to Martino Cartier, Joe Devine and all of the precious nurses and administration at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, Julian will get his dying wish to leave CHOP and spend the rest of his days with his puppies and family. [Read more]

Polio survivors relive disease years later

Before it was eradicated, polio was an extremely prevalent disease. Formerly known as the Betty Bacharach Home for Crippled Children, our friends at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation are featured in this The Press of Atlantic City article, highlighting the 60th anniversary of the polio vaccine with stories from survivors. [Read more]

Major change set at Camden Kroc Center

TBC wishes Majors Paul and Alma Cain well and look forward to working with Majors Terry and Susan Wood. Welcome to Camden! [Read more]

Expanding awareness of palliative care for gravely ill is goal of bill

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice was featured in this NJ Spotlight article discussing a bill that will require hospitals, nursing homes and medical facilities to inform seriously ill patients about palliative and hospice services. [Read more]

Obama arrives at Camden community center to highlight city’s progress

The TBC Team was honored to assist the White House and The Salvation Army in Camden with the planning and event logistics for President Obama’s visit to the Kroc Center. So proud to be a part of such an extraordinary, once in a lifetime event! [Read More]

Manchester resident has groundbreaking surgery

For more than five years, Dennis DiBenedetto could not eat solid food. Dr. Steven Gorcey, an Eatontown-based gastroenterologist at Monmouth Medical Center, performed New Jersey’s first endoscopic laparoscopic surgical procedure for achalasia on DiBenedetto on Jan. 16. It was a resounding success. [Read more]

Ellis Island Hospital Complex to Open to Visitors

The historic complex, where 1.2 million immigrants received medical care between 1901 and 1954 opened to the public for the first time in 60 years. The complex of 29 unrestored buildings is located across the ferry slip from the fully-restored immigration museum. [Read more]

Camden Night Garden event to honor Walt Whitman

Camden Night Gardens Spring Festival, a celebration of Walt Whitman, is set to take place on the Camden Waterfront in early May. The event, presented by the City of Camden and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership,  was recently featured in this Courier-Post article highlighting the different local talents that will be performing that evening. [Read more]

Camden charter school expansion adds 350 seats

Camden representatives and officials from Camden Community Charter School recently broke ground on the school’s campus, marking the beginning of construction on a new state-of-the-art building that will enable the school to add 350 desks as well as a seventh-grade class, increasing the school’s capacity from 400 to 750 students. [Read more]

Ceremony honors N.J. officers killed in 1975 standoff

On Saturday, March 28, family members, first responders and hundreds of police officers from around the region gathered at the site of the tragic shoot out to honor the fallen officers and place a plaque in their memory. [Read more]

Mount Holly remembers police officers slain in 1975 during standoff

Bound by tragedy exactly 40 years ago, the Mount Holly community came together on a wind-whipped spring morning to honor three police officers taken too soon after responding to a call of a man with a gun on Garden Street in Mount Holly. [Read more]

County’s police well represented at Mount Holly memorial march

Forty years have passed since the fatal shooting of three police officers in Mount Holly, but the passing decades did not stop law enforcement from around Burlington County from gathering Saturday to remember their fallen brothers. [Read more]

Mount Holly recalls fallen officers, 40 years later

For the past 39 years as March 28 approached, three families have reflected on the loss of their loved ones, three Mount Holly police officers. As a tribute to these fallen officers, the Mount Holly Police Department re-enacted the 1975 tribute with a Memorial March. [Read more]

Eat This: Silver Diner

Chuck Thomas of the Burlington County Times recently visited the Silver Diner in Cherry Hill during Eat This’ Breakfast Month. Silver Diner Chef Fred Acevedo gave Chuck a “behind-the-scenes” look at how he makes the Roasted Veggie Huevos Rancheros.  [Read more]

Kroc Community Center opens in Camden

The Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center recently opened in Camden. What once was a landfill, the complex now includes an 11,000-square-foot indoor water park, a competitive sports pool, a black box theather, a rock-climbing wall, a state-of-the-art gym, a food pantry, health center, chapel and many other amenities. [Read more]

New York’s hospital of immigrants: where hope and pain collide

The Ellis Island hospital complex, used between 1902 and 1930, was where immigrants were checked before being allowed onshore. On October 1, the Ellis Island hospital complex opened to the public for tours. [Read more]

Mock town provides real-world lessons

New Jersey students are buzzing about BizTown, a no-cost program developed by Junior Achievement of New Jersey that combines an extensive in-classroom curriculum with the simulated community of JA BizTown®, where students practice their newly acquired entrepreneurial, business management and budgeting skills. [Read More]

Junior Achievement of N.J., which brings real-world financial skills to schools, continues to grow

Catherine Milone, President of Junior Achievement of New Jersey, recently received the 2014 Charles R. Hook Award at the annual Junior Achievement National Leadership Conference. Catherine’s career-long dedication to providing educational opportunities to children is featured in this article by the Times of Trenton. [Read more]

Camden youth group’s weekend at Pine Hill Scout Reservation a rare opportunity

Camden youth from the LUCY Outreach program swapped busy streets for nature walks and grilled eats at the Pine Hill Scout Reservation led by the Boy Scouts of American Garden State Council. [Read more]

Camden kids’ camping trips could help revive city scouting

Camden youth from the LUCY Outreach program recently participated in an adventure camping trip at Pine Hill Scout Reservation led by the Boy Scouts of America Garden State Council in hopes of revitalizing the scouting community in Camden. [Read more]

Great Adventure safari becomes classroom for Monmouth U. psychology students

Monmouth University’s unique partnership with Six Flags Wild Safari was prominently featured in the Sunday Star-Ledger. [Read more]

Superstorm Sandy as a Learning Tool

Monmouth University’s unique class on Superstorm Sandy was featured in this recent Wall Street Journal article. [Read more]

Joseph’s House of Camden ribbon cutting ceremony draws a crowd

Thomas/Boyd provided media relations support for the ribbon cutting ceremony featuring special guest Jon Bon Jovi. We secured a ton of coverage, including this great segment by Lisa Thomas-Laury at 6ABC Action News.

Camden shelter offers home, hope for many

Local officials recently gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony for Joseph’s House of Camden, a new homeless shelter that provides Camden men and women with a safe place to stay and an array of support services to end the cycle of homelessness.  [Read more]

The Salvation Army gives Camden moms Cinderella treatment

Approximately 20 hardworking mothers from Camden were recently treated to a night of luxury through The Salvation Army’s second annual Operation Cinderella. [Read more]

New breast cancer trial underway at Monmouth Medical Center

As the first site in New Jersey to offer access to a groundbreaking research trial, Monmouth Medical Center has joined with Champions Oncology to launch a clinical trial aimed at developing a personalized approach to improve breast-cancer treatment. [Read more]

Bon Jovi tours Joseph’s House for the homeless in Camden

Musician, humanitarian and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is making sure that the homeless in Camden have shelter over their heads and food in their stomachs at Joseph’s House. [Read more]

Monmouth Medical Center Unveils $2 million neonatal unit expansion, upgrades

Renaming & Dedication Ceremony Recognizes Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation. [Read more]

Take 5 with Ruth Schulze, president of the Medical Society of New Jersey

Ruth Schulze, MD, provides perspective on the Affordable Care Act. [Read more]

One big, not-so-happy family

In the October issue of HR Magazine, the go-to guide for human resources professionals published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Alan Cavaiola, a professor at Monmouth University who specializes in psychological counseling and personality disorders in work settings, shares tips to help managers address issues related to employees who struggle to separate their personal lives from their professional ones. [Read more]

Food a brave new frontier for some children

Occupational therapists at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation use innovative approaches to teach children proper feeding skills. [Read more]

Tabernacle camp offers kids affected by cancer a week with ‘No Worries’

For one week a year, kids with cancer (some as young as 6 years old), their siblings, cancer survivors and those grieving a loss due to cancer can be worry-free at Camp No Worries. [Read more]

Former patient gives back to Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation

After undergoing aggressive physical therapy at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, a former stroke patient and his wife are giving back to Bacharach. [Read more]

Monmouth Medical Center launches Roll Out The Ribbons

New cancer awareness campaign brings communities together in the fight against all cancers. [Read more]

Univers VP discusses better benefit plan communications as guest blogger for EBN

Dani McCauley, senior vice president of marketing at Univers Workplace Solutions, outlines tips for more effective benefit plan communications as a guest blogger for Employee Benefit News (EBN). [Read more]

Do you know what your blood pressure is?

One out of three Jersey adults could be at an increased risk for cardiac problems and possible death, and not even realize it, because they have high blood pressure. Dr. Mary Campagnolo, the President of the Medical Society of New Jersey, says it’s important to know what your blood pressure. [Read more]

What We Offer