Rowan Defeats Stockton, Advances to Semifinals Beginning May 14 in AC

Victor Cruz hit a three-run home run and Donald Zellman earned the win on the mound (photos provided) GLASSBORO, NJ - Victor Cruz hit a three-run home run and Donald Zellman earned the win on the mound as Rowan defeated Stockton, 6-1, in the deciding game of the NJAC Championship Tournament Quarterfinal series. The Profs (22-4) now advance to the semifinals and will host a best-of-3 series beginning on Friday, May 14 at Sandcastle Stadium in Atlantic City, facing the winner of the Montclair State-Kean series that finishes up on Sunday. There will be two games played on Friday in Atlantic City, beginning at noon, and if necessary, the third will be played on Saturday at 2 p.m. Cruz went 2-for-4 in the game with... Read more →


Chesapeake Bay Open for Striped Bass from Brewerton Channel to Va. Line

Maryland Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources May 5, 2021 Nicole Anderson is a very happy angler with her impressive catch of a post-spawn striped bass. Photo courtesy of Nicole Anderson This week holds the promise of fishing for a variety of species. The trout put-and-take areas have been generously stocked and blue catfish and northern snakeheads are very active. Chesapeake Bay anglers are excited to be able to fish for the large post-spawn striped bass as they exit the spawning rivers and head out of the bay for the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Chesapeake Bay is now open for striped bass fishing from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line, excluding all bays (other than the main... Read more →


Series Continues Today...

College Baseball: Top Seeded Rowan Splits Doubleheader with Stockton

GLASSBORO, NJ - Top-seeded Rowan (20-4) bounced back after a loss in the first game to win the second, 7-2, to earn a split with Stockton (11-14) in the quarterfinals of the 2021 NJAC Championship Tournament and force a third game on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Rowan Baseball Field. Gloucestercitynews.net graphics Eighth-seeded Stockton jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the Profs after two innings and took an eventual 8-0 lead. Ninth-ranked Rowan fought back and got within, 8-6, but couldn't overcome the deficit for just its fourth loss this season. In game two, Rowan built up a 5-0 lead of its own through five innings and pitcher Eli Atiya (5-1) earned the win as he struck out nine in six innings of... Read more →


Where You A Victim Of This Preschool Teacher?

SAN DIEGO — Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are seeking the public’s assistance to identify potential victims of a former preschool teacher convicted of child exploitation. Paul Torres Jimenez De La Cuesta, 29, of Imperial Beach, California, (photo) pleaded guilty April 5 to distribution of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In June 2020, HSI Oceanside agents discovered Torres was trading child sex abuse materials (CSAM) via online chat groups. On June 11, 2020, special agents arrested Torres at his place of employment in Poway, California, after a federally executed search warrant of his electronic devices revealed the presence of CSAM. At the time of his arrest, Torres was employed as a preschool teacher at the My Room to Grow Preschool... Read more →


NJ Students Receive Degrees from East Stroudsburg University

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA (05/06/2021)-- A total of 979 students will receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at four separate commencement ceremonies for each of the university colleges on May 7 and May 8. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremonies will take place at Eiler-Martin Stadium in order to follow CDC guidelines and social distancing. The College of Arts and Sciences will graduate on Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. On May 8 the College of Health Sciences will graduate at 9 a.m., the College of Business and Management at 1:30 p.m., and the College of Education at 6 p.m. A separate ceremony honoring Doctoral students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 was held on Friday, April 30. A total of 775... Read more →


Graduating Rutgers–Camden senior pursues career addressing homelessness

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY,NJ – In the simplest terms, says Nitan Shanas, he has never gone to bed worrying about having a roof over his head. However, whereas many people might be content to acknowledge their good fortune, the graduatingRutgers University–Camden senior won’t rest until others do as well. “Sometimes people are even born into that situation,” says the triple major in economics, urban studies, and psychology. “I want to be able to give back to others who have not had the same fortunes as me.” As Shanas recalls, he had his first up-close-and-personal experience with homelessness in 2017 when the then-high school senior and his friends took a trip to Washington, D.C. They had just finished eating and he had some leftover food.... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Local Residents Inducted into National Jesuit Honor Society at Scranton SCRANTON, PA (05/03/2021)-- Local residents were among the 62 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. Alpha Sigma Nu is the only honor society open to students and faculty in all disciplines of the University. Juniors, seniors and graduate students, including students in doctoral level degree programs, who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service are eligible for membership. Appointments are made by the president of the University on the recommendation of the moderator and chapter members of the society, and no more than four percent of the junior and senior class may be admitted each year. The Scranton chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu was established in... Read more →


Public Charter Students in Trenton Win Top Awards

Four Students from Foundation Academies Win Leading Criminal Justice Advocacy Group’s Literary Contest (TRENTON) – This week, four high school students at Foundation Academies – a high-performing public charter school network in Trenton – were honored by the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow’s Greater Trenton Chapter for their poems highlighting critical issues like mass incarceration and discrimination. Victoria King, a sophomore at Foundation Academy Collegiate (FAC), won first prize for a powerful poem about the long history of systemic racism and mass incarceration in the U.S. FAC senior Raymond Villegas, sophomore Favour Ngige and junior Tajir Reynolds all placed 2nd and 3rd in the contest. All four students won cash prizes of up to $200. “Being able to share my poetry in this... Read more →


TO THE POINT: Camden students to unveil gallery exhibitions created via Rutgers–Camden Center

For Immediate Release CAMDEN CITY NJ– For the past three years, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts has led an innovative project at four Camden schools, funded by an Arts Education Special Initiative Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. A lot in life has changed since the program’s outset. A year of the COVID-19 pandemic and a national focus on social justice have had a profound effect on the Camden youth, and it shows – through posters, digital collages, and poems, among other creations. “All of the schools switched gears with their exhibition themes after COVID-19 and the summer of social justice awareness hit the country,” explains Miranda Powell, arts education and community arts program assistant for the Rutgers–Camden Center for... Read more →


Two Men from SJ Charged with Making & Selling Homemade Handguns and Machine Guns

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – Two South Jersey men were arrested for conspiring to manufacture and distribute firearms, including machine guns, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. David Bibler, 55, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and Francis Hillsee, 36, of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, are each charged by complaint with conspiring to manufacture and distribute firearms without a license and possession of a machinegun. Hillsee was also charged with unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon. Bibler appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Marie Donio in Camden federal court on May 6, 2021, and was detained. Hillsee is currently in custody on an unrelated matter and will have his initial appearance at a future date. According to documents filed in this case and statements... Read more →


Illegal Chinese Alien Xu Zhang, 31, Guilty of obstructing HSI human trafficking investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Chinese national pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiring to commit evidence tampering in relation to an international human trafficking investigation led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). This announcement was made by the acting U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee. Xu Zhang, 31, a New York resident, was indicted in September 2019, after conspiring with his girlfriend and co-conspirator, Gao Xing, also a Chinese national, to destroy and conceal records pertinent to a federal grand jury investigation. According to court documents, in September 2019, Zhang visited Gao Xing in jail while she was in federal custody and the subject of an international human trafficking investigation. During the visit, Xing instructed Zhang to delete material information, including contacts... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL NEWS: Free Eco-Tours Offered to Guests at Three Provincetown Hotels 

First-of-its-kind packages for guests of Breakwater Hotel, Cape Colony Inn and Truro Beach Cottages Tickets also available for purchase by the public PROVINCETOWN, MASS. (Issued MAY 2021) – Guests of three landmark Provincetown hospitality properties will receive a free customized Outer Cape Eco-Tour as part of their guest package. The tour program, kicking off National Travel and Tourism Week and designed to give the 2021 tourist season a boost, is offered exclusively by Outer Cape Tours & Concierge Services (www.OuterCapeTours.com). Tours feature off-the-beaten-path day trips led by local scientists, actors, and writers, and are available throughout the season at Breakwater Hotel, Cape Colony Inn, and Truro Beach Cottages. Tours are also being offered to the public who can purchase tickets online. Tours are organized by... Read more →


TWO CAMDEN CITY MEN ARRESTED ON GUN AND DRUG CHARGES

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (MAY 7, 2021)– The New Jersey State Police have arrested Marcos Hernandez, 28, and Efrain Padilla, 27, both of Camden, N.J., for various drug and weapon offenses during an investigation that led to the seizure of $220,000 worth of heroin, cocaine and liquid cocaine, an AR-15 assault rifle and a 9mm ghost gun, both equipped with illegal high-capacity magazines. “We will continue to collaborate with our partners in Camden and throughout New Jersey to arrest the drug dealers who fuel addiction and violence with their criminal activity and who arm themselves with illegal weapons, like the ghost gun, assault rifle, and large-capacity magazines seized in this case,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “More and more, we are seeing criminals arm themselves... Read more →


COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Rowan Sweeps Ramapo Faces Kean in Semifinals

ROWAN #1SOFTBALL SWEEPS #8 RAMAPO, 3-0 AND 6-3 IN NJAC QUARTERFINALS GLASSBORO, NJ – The top seed Rowan swept #8 Ramapo, 3-0 and 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Softball Championship Tournament. The Profs (27-5) host the fourth seed Kean in the semifinals on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8 in a best of three series. The games on Tuesday are at 2 and 5 p.m. and the if necessary game is on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Kean (23-7) defeated #5 William Paterson, 5-1 and 4-3 in the quarterfinals. Ramapo advanced from the first round with a 4-1 win over #9 Rutgers-Newark. The championship is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15. August pitched a complete game... Read more →


NJ Students Earn Award from WGU

JERSEY CITY, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) May 4, 2021 – The following local residents have earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University. The award is given to students who perform at a superior level in their coursework. Erica Mader of Bellmawr, NJ has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Business. * Maria Stabeno of Mount Royal, NJ has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University Teachers College. * Greg Hammell of Wenonah, N.J. has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University Teachers College. About WGU Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 133,000 students nationwide and has... Read more →


COLLEGE SOFTBALL: WILSON RECORDS 800TH WIN AS SOFTBALL COACH AT ROWAN

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan’s Kim Wilson recorded her 800th win at the University when the softball team defeated Ramapo College, 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship Tournament. The Profs also had a 6-3 win against the Roadrunners in the second game​. In 25 seasons, she has compiled an 801-271-2 record at Rowan. Her overall coaching mark stands at 865-328-2. Under Wilson, the softball team has won seven NJAC Championships and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament 17 times. She has guided the Profs to two NCAA Regional titles and three NCAA Championship appearances. Wilson has been named the NJAC Coach of the Year eight times. Prior to the season, Wilson was ranked eighth by victories (838) in the... Read more →


MACNAIR, AUGUST AND WILSON EARN NJAC AWARDS

FIVE PLAYERS SELECTED ALL-CONFERENCE PITMAN, NJ – Rowan shortstop Payton MacNair, pitcher Emily August and Coach Kim Wilson were each selected for one of the major New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Softball Awards and there were five players that received All-Conference honors. MacNair was chosen the NJAC Player of the Year while August was named the conference’s Pitcher of the Year. Wilson was honored by her peers as the Dr. June Walker Coach of the Year. MacNair and August were joined on the All-Conference first team by outfielder Morgan Zane and catcher Korie Hague. Third baseman Breanna Bryant was a NJAC honorable mention selection. In her rookie season, MacNair leads the team with a .416 batting average. She is first in hits (42) and runs... Read more →


Nicholas Wahl, Charged with Burlington City Murder Arrested in S.C.

BURLINGTON CITY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 20-year-old city man has been arrested in South Carolina for the April 30 fatal shooting of a resident walking down Saint Mary Street. Nicholas Wahl, who lives on the block where the shooting occurred, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), and Aggravated Assault (Fourth Degree). Wahl was taken into custody without incident May 5 inside an apartment owned by a relative in Greensville, S.C., by the United State Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center. The BCPO is seeking... Read more →


NEWARK'S 45 WILLIAM STREET PRE-OPEN HOUSE IS THIS SATURDAY

NEWARK – Baldwin Equities in partnership with Striker Leasing announces that 45 William Street will open to the public for this first time this Saturday. 45 William Street is in the heart of Newark's arts district which is also the site of a brand-new GRAMMY Museum commissioned large-scale mosaic mural of Whitney Houston. Newark-based Artist Maude Lemaire who specializes in beautifully crafted hand-cut glass mosaic murals recently created the installation on the building over the course of several weeks. 45 William will be the first residential building in the country to offer its tenants a free membership to LinkedIn Learning. Tenants will have free access to the entire slate of over 16,000 expert-led LinkedIn Learning courses. Avi Benamu, co-founder of Baldwin Equities, offers the pilot... Read more →


New Jersey Police Officer Unjustly Fired for Calling BLM "Terrorists"...

Raises Money on GiveSendGo.com Sara Erwin, a 20-year veteran patrol officer, was terminated for calling BLM protesters “terrorists” Washington, D.C. – A veteran New Jersey patrol officer who was unjustly fired for exercising her First Amendment rights is raising money on GiveSendGo.com as she evaluates her next steps. Sara Erwin, who had served with distinction in the Hopewell Township Police Department since 2001, was fired on April 30 over a June 2020 Facebook post where she said that Black Lives Matter protesters who rioted in the wake of George Floyd’s death were “terrorists.” “They hate me. They hate my uniform. They don’t care if I die,” Erwin wrote at the time. A second officer, Mandy Grey, was demoted and suspended for six months for merely... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Why Did Biden Nix God In Prayer Address?

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Photo was taken at National Day of Prayer service provided by Catholic League May 7, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Joe Biden's National Day of Prayer address: President Biden raised more than eyebrows when he omitted any mention of God in his National Day of Prayer proclamation. What he did was unprecedented: No previous president has failed to mention God since the day it was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman. When asked about Biden's omission, Rev. Franklin Graham was generous in his remarks. "It was probably a staff person that wrote it and maybe not even ran it by him—because I don't think Joe... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Receives Donation of Sleepea Swaddles for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Shown here, left to right, with the new Sleepea swaddles, are: Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU nurses Julie Viggiano, Maria Cosico, Rachael Cortes and Denise Lamplugh. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has received a donated supply of Sleepea® swaddles from California-based Happiest Baby, Inc., which, in 2020 and 2019, donated several SNOO bassinets to the hospital. The SNOO bassinet – a combination rocker-white noise machine – is programmed to respond when a baby cries, also swaddles babies so they can’t roll on their sides, preventing factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SNOO bassinets and now Sleepea swaddles – known as a “five-second swaddle” – have also been donated to Jefferson’s other... Read more →


Soccer Players in South Jersey Soccer League Get Special Boost

SJSL has partnered with Soccer Sphere, powered by TopYa! to offer all players a one-of-a kind virtual training opportunity South Jersey Soccer League, NJ May 2021 - Youth soccer players across southern New Jersey are leveling up their skills this spring in a new way thanks to the South Jersey Soccer League 2021 Kickoff Contest, supported by NJBEST New Jersey’s 529 College Savings Plan. Thanks to a new partnership between the League and Soccer Sphere, powered by TopYa!, all SJSL players are invited to join a special virtual skills contest showing off their soccer skills and getting real coaching feedback on the Soccer Sphere app. “We are very pleased to be able to offer the Soccer Sphere platform to our players this spring thanks to... Read more →


Five Steps for Changing Career Path

Changing your career path is a big decision, and it takes work, dedication, and passion to succeed. It can also be difficult to know where to start, so here is a useful guide with five easy steps to help you change your career path. 1. Set a Goal Before you do anything rash like quitting your job, think carefully about what you want to do instead. Do you have a new career in mind already, or do you just want to do something—anything—different? Are you looking for something completely different, in a whole new sphere, or are you just looking for a change of pace? Figure out what it is you want, and set yourself a clear target for your new career. 2. Do Some... Read more →


Ramon Rivera, Wanted for Liability Drug Induced Dealth

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man has been indicted and is currently wanted by law enforcement on charges of the Strict Liability Drug Induced Death of Felipe Popocati Garcia Lopez, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On April 28, 2021, Ramon Rivera, 50, (photo) was indicted for the drug induced death of Lopez on September 23, 2020. On Sept. 23, 2020, Atlantic City Police patrol officers responded to Haps Laundromat in Atlantic City for a report of two unresponsive men. Inside Haps Laundromat, police met with the defendant Rivera, who was working as an employee at the laundromat. The officers then located Felipe Popocati Garcia LoRpez, 42, and Isidro Arenas, 39, both of Atlantic City who were unresponsive and suffering from apparent drug overdoses.... Read more →