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March 2016

Pine Hill Police Physical Training Instructors Join Overbrook High School Athlete for a Workout

On March 23, 2016, Pine Hill Police PT Instructors and SRO DiGiacomo joined the OHS spring sports for the bi-annual joint workout. Baseball, Softball, Tennis, and Track & Field student-athletes joined officers in three groups during the “baseball workout”, consisting of flutter-kicks, squats, burpees and push-ups all separated by a 90ft sprint. The OHS Boys Baseball completed eight cycles in fifteen minutes, performing the exercises as a motivated group! Congratulations to all of the student-athletes who gave 100% during the workout, we look forward to joining you in the future. The purpose of the joint-workout is to bring the students... Read more →

Comment Now on Banning the Dumping of Sewage from Boats into the St. Lawrence River

(New York, N.Y. – March 24, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a “no discharge zone” can be established for the New York State portion of the St. Lawrence River. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation petitioned the EPA to prohibit boats from discharging sewage into the river by establishing a “no discharge zone” for the area. The EPA has reviewed the state petition and found that there are adequate facilities around the St. Lawrence for boats to pump out their sewage, rather than dumping it in the water. “It’s astonishing that in 2016,... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING Delaware: Waterfowl, Trout Stamp contests set for April 14

DOVER (March 24, 2016) – Wildlife art enthusiasts, stamp and print collectors, waterfowl hunters, anglers, birdwatchers and wetland conservationists will gather at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Dover Public Library for the judging of Delaware’s annual Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp contests. Following the competition, entries will be on display at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge April 15-29. Sponsored by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, the annual waterfowl stamp contest draws entries by renowned and emerging artists from across the country. The winning artwork will be reproduced on a stamp which must... Read more →

Obituary: Dorothy Schultz –Herda of Atco

On March 24, 2016. Survived by one sister, one brother and devoted caregivers. Born in Mount Holly and a graduate of Camden Catholic High School. Catholic Committal and Burial private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Dorothy Schultz - Herda. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: MCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Albert J. Barbieri of Runnemede, Softball Coach for Camden Catholic HS and La Salle University

Albert J. Barbieri, “Big Al”, on March 23, 2016, passed peacefully at his home with his family surrounding him. Of Runnemede; formerly of Camden. Age 74. Beloved husband of 49 years to Barbara (nee Frassetto). Devoted father of John Barbieri (Patricia Dunleavy) and Angela Burleigh (Jim). Loving grandfather of Lindsey Nicole Burleigh, Jimmy Burleigh Jr., and Giovanni Barbieri. Dear brother-in-law of Robert Frassetto (Rita). Also survived by his cousin Dolores Fazi (Jerry) and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews. Al was a former football coach for the Cramer Hill Boys Club of Camden, Bellmawr Purple Eagles, and Mt. Ephraim Football.... Read more →


Vol. 2 No. 40 (March 26, 2016) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 14. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Video: 69th Annual Reuben Awards Introduction Video Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Free Speech's Limits The Peanuts Movie: post-Oscars treat Read more →

College Baseball : TCNJ sweeps F&M to push streak to 10 straight

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team won a wild one in the nightcap of a doubleheader to sweep Franklin and Marshall College on Saturday afternoon in Lancaster, Pa. The Lions came from behind twice in the second game, lost a lead in extra innings, and then erupted for six runs in the 11th to register a 17-11 victory. The Lions posted a 6-1 win in the opener and have now extended their winning streak to 10 games. TCNJ is now 13-1 on the season and pounded out another 31 hits in the two games. Senior Steven... Read more →


USCG HC-130J (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for reportedly missing boaters approximately a half mile off the coast of Brigantine, New Jersey. Coast Guard units searched approximately 196 square miles of ocean during a 22-hour period. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received initial notification Friday at approximately 5:45 p.m. from the Brigantine Police Dept. of three to four people in the water from a capsized fishing boat. There were no correlating reports of missing or overdue boaters in the area. Units involved in the search included: A 47-foot Motor... Read more →

College Softball: Hourihan lifts Lions to split with Bombers

Ewing, N.J. … The College of New Jersey softball team split a doubleheader with Ithaca College on Saturday afternoon at Dr. June Walker Field. The Lions (11-7) dropped a 6-4 decision in the opener, but rebounded to post a 2-1 victory in the second game. The Bombers moved to 9-5 with the split. Game 1: Ithaca 6 TCNJ 4 Despite a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, TCNJ had too much distance to overcome as they fell to Ithaca in the opener 6-4. The Bombers plated six runs in the fourth inning, which accounted for all of their... Read more →

Pat McGlade, Avid Fan and Supporter of Girls Basketball, GCHS Alumnus, Real Estate Sales

Mr. Patrick F. McGlade, of Cape May, N.J. passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 peacefully in his sleep in the comfort of his home. A former resident of Gloucester City, N.J., Pat was 69 years old. Patrick F. McGlade Pat graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School in 1964 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Christian Brothers College. He recently retired from NJ Transit as a driver, prior to that he worked in real estate and insurance sales. His family owned and operated McGlade Real Estate/Insurance Office in Gloucester City. In early 1970, Patrick was instrumental in founding... Read more →

Obituary | Lloyd W. Sprague of Bellmawr

Sprague, Lloyd W., 87, of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away at home on March 24, 2016. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Dolores (nee Keenan), his son Michael Sprague (Mary), daughters Dolores Budney, Kathy DiNardo (Mike) and Kimberly Ferenci (Lou) and sister Doris Cerrone, 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his daughter Pamela Gardner, sister Lois Mason and son-in-law James Budney. Lloyd loved being with his family, sharing holidays and special events with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an avid bowler, loved to cook, dance and read. He could... Read more →

Obituary: Theresa R. Taylor of Bellmawr

Born: December 04, 1945 Died: March 25, 2016 Theresa R. Taylor, on March 25, 2016, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City. Age 70. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Angela (Robert) and Veronica (Rich). Loving grandmother of Ella and Ryan. Cherished sister of Mary Smith, Helen Turing and the late Louis, Frank, and John. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Theresa was a member of the Reilly Raiders Drum and Bugle Corp. She was a member of the Westbrook Lanes Bowling League and enjoyed playing shuffleboard with the Brooklawn American Legion. There will be a viewing... Read more →

Parents Urged to Challenge Doctors Before Their Child is Prescribed Pain Medicine

Campaign Drives Home the Link Between Rx Abuse to Heroin Abuse Millburn, NJ – A national Public Service Campaign (PSA) "You Decide Before They Prescribe," geared at educating parents on the link between prescribed prescription pain medicine and heroin abuse and encouraging them to speak to their doctor regarding the addictive qualities of pain medicine and the possible alternatives. The campaign, created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), was unveiled on the 42nd St. Digital Cube, on 42nd Street and 8th Avenue and will immediately begin appearing in transit locations throughout New York and New Jersey. The... Read more →

Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Saw UFO in N.J.

(related) BROOKLAWN: My Encounter With A UFO By Steve Flowers Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a believer in extraterrestrial life, and nobody will be convince him otherwise. When you've looked up into the New Jersey sky on a snowy winter night and stared down a UFO, it stays with you forever. It's stayed with Rodgers since February 2005. A college senior at Cal at… Read more →

Camden County Fugitive Juan Pagan Arrested After 30 Years; Picked Up in U.S. Marshals' Sweep

NEWARK -- Juan Pagan was out on the streets of New Jersey for the past 30 years, despite being wanted by police to face charges for an alleged gunpoint rape in Camden County in 1986. He is on the streets no longer. Pagan, allegedly hiding under the name of Julio Figueroa, was picked up without incident… Read more →

Love Your Money: The Port Authority's $16B spending spree includes these 6 projects

In what Chairman John Degnan called the most significant step for transportation infrastructure in the modern era, Port Authority commissioners green-lit $16 billion in projects Thursday. The center piece was what Vice Chairman Scott Rechler called a "horse trading" compromise between New York and New Jersey commissioners to approve the LaGuardia airport improvements in exchange for… Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing N.J.:Turkey Permits On Sale Monday at 10am

Turkey permits for all areas and periods go on sale Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. There are limited numbers of unclaimed permits available for popular areas/periods which sold out in the lottery. View the Area/Period Availability Report at: . Permits can purchased two ways: Online: License agents: Phone: 888-277-2015 For more information, visit on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife web site. Read more →

N.J. State Senator Says Lawful Citizens Should Be Able to Carry Guns

TRENTON -- A veteran state lawmaker said Thursday he will soon launch another push to make it easier for lawful residents in New Jersey to obtain permits to carry a handgun. State Sen. Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen) has introduced similar measure throughout the years, though none have passed. New Jersey is often cited as having the second-most… Read more →

East Rutherford Mayor Cassella Opposes Another Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD - If anyone asks Mayor James Cassella if the Super Bowl should once again be played at Met Life Stadium, he has a two word answer: "Probably not." Earlier this week Jets owner Woody Johnson told the New York Daily News he hopes MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford will host another Super Bowl. "I… Read more →

Department Recognizes March 24 as World TB Day; The 2016 Theme is "Unite to End TB"

With the rate of active tuberculosis beginning to level off nationally, Acting Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett lauded public health workers for their efforts in the fight against the disease, but warned that only through sustained public education and vigilance will New Jersey be able to continue its progress against this serious public health threat. “Last year, 326 New Jersey residents were diagnosed with active TB. This represents a 66.8 percent decrease in cases since TB peaked in New Jersey in 1992, when there were 982 cases,” Acting Commissioner Bennett said. “New Jersey has a world-class TB program, and we... Read more →

Coast Guard Searching for 3 to 4 Missing Boaters off the Brigantine Coast

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching for three to four missing boaters Friday approximately a half mile off the coast of Brigantine, New Jersey. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received initial notification Friday at approximately 5:45 p.m. from the Brigantine Police Dept. of three to four people in the water from a capsized fishing boat. Coast Guard units involved in the search include: A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Elizabeth... Read more →

Former Haddon Glen Swim Coach Arrested

HADDON HEIGHTS N.J.--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Haddon Heights Police Chief Richard Kinkler reported a former assistant swim coach at Haddon Glen Swim Club has been charged in connection with a sexual relationship with a former team member. Joseph F. Blake, 25, of Haddon Heights, is charged with two counts each of sexual assault, one count of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of stalking. It is alleged Blake had a sexual relationship with the victim between 2011 and 2013. The alleged acts occurred when the victim was 15 to 17 years old. Blake was... Read more →

N.J. lost thousands of jobs in February  

TRENTON -- New Jersey's unemployment rate fell two percentage points in February, even as the state recorded a loss of more than 10,000 private-sector jobs. The state also gained 1,600 public-sector jobs in February, bringing the total job losses to 8,600. But the February unemployment rate, 4.3 percent, is the lowest since pre-recession August 2007, according… Read more →

Couples’ pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption linked to miscarriage risk

A woman is more likely to miscarry if she and her partner drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day during the weeks leading up to conception, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health and Ohio State University, Columbus. Similarly, women who drank more than two daily caffeinated beverages during the first seven weeks of pregnancy were also more likely to miscarry. “Our findings provide useful information for couples who are planning a pregnancy and who would like to minimize their risk for early pregnancy loss” —Germaine Buck Louis, Ph.D., Director, Division of Intramural... Read more →

EPA Funding Available to Prevent Plastic Trash in New Jersey and New York Waters

Proposals are Due May 10, 2016 (New York, N.Y. – March 23, 2016) The EPA has provided $365,000 to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) to fund local projects that will prevent plastic trash polluting water bodies in New Jersey and New York. Projects may include a variety of plastic trash prevention solutions, including those that: implement source reduction and demonstrate prevention of trash from entering water bodies. Projects that are replicable and focus on upstream plastic trash prevention, and projects that benefit low-income communities near waterbodies will be prioritized. The deadline for applying through NEIWPCC is... Read more →

CNB Crime: Armando Nortez Jr. Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that an Atlantic County man was sentenced to state prison today for distributing child pornography. He was one of 28 defendants charged in two offender sweeps under Operation Predator Alert, a joint operation by the Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that targeted offenders in New Jersey who used an online file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including child rape videos. Armando S. Nortez Jr., 30, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., was sentenced today to three years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury... Read more →


WHILE MAINTAINING AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL USER GROUPS TRENTON - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today announced an enhanced effort to better balance ecological protection with multiple public uses of Wharton State Forest, an ecological and recreational treasure in the heart of the Pinelands. The effort will include increased law enforcement to prevent illegal off-road motorized vehicle use which damages environmentally sensitive areas, improved signage to alert visitors to Wharton's most environmentally sensitive areas, and continued repairs to the forest's vast network of sand and dirt roads to improve accessibility and protect resources. "Wharton State Forest has a... Read more →


Petty Officer 3rd Class Whitley Steele, a health services technician stationed at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., reads a Dr. Seuss book to children at Cape May Elementary, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the school's Read Across America event. Both active duty and recruits attended the event and read books to children ranging from Kindergarten to six grade. (Photo by VictoriaMatkowski) CAPE MAY, N.J. — Active duty members of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, as well as recruits, participated in Cape May Elementary School's Read Across America event, Wednesday, at the school's auditorium. Members of the training... Read more →

CNB Crime : Paul Bazela the former foreman of the PVSC Carpenter’s Shop Pleads Guilty

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that a former shop foreman at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission pleaded guilty today to having subordinate employees complete renovations at the home of a former PVSC superintendent while on agency time. The defendant previously was convicted at trial in connection with a separate indictment. Paul Bazela, 49, of Northvale, the former foreman of the PVSC carpenter’s shop, pleaded guilty today to third-degree theft by unlawful taking before Superior Court Judge Marilyn C. Clark in Passaic County. The charge was contained in a June 28, 2011 indictment that also charged former PVSC... Read more →

Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event

English: Rider Donna Smith and horse "Call Me Clifton" negotiating a fence at the Show Jumping phase of the 2006 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wednesday: First Horse Inspection / Jog - CCI Divisions only, afternoon. Thursday: Dressage - CCI Divisions. CCI2, morning; CCI3, afternoon. Grand Prix Ring Friday: Dressage - CIC Divisions. CIC2, morning; CIC3, afternoon. Grand Prix Ring. Advanced Division, morning. West Ring Saturday: CIC Show Jumping, morning. West Ring All Cross-country. Order: CCI2, CCI3, CIC3, Advanced, CIC2 Awards Ceremony for CIC Divisions, following Cross-Country. Grand Prix Ring Sunday: Second Horse Inspection / Jog -... Read more →

College Baseball: TCNJ Record 10-1; Defeat Alvernia 5-3

English: Harold W. Eickhoff Hall at TCNJ (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team raised its record to 10-1 as they defeated Alvernia University, 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon in George Ackerman Park. The Lions’ offense provided enough run support in the first two innings to last the arms of sophomore Joe Cirillo (Fairfield, NJ/DePaul Catholic), senior Eric Teesdale (Milltown, NJ/Spotswood), and sophomore Matt Curry (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) through nine. Cirillo earned the win to move to 4-0, Teesdale held in the eighth, and Curry closed the ninth to propel TCNJ to is sixth straight victory.... Read more →

New Jersey Has a Massive Achievement Gap, New Index Confirms

The Education Equality Index Shows the Garden State's Achievement Gap is Larger than Two Thirds of Other States, Has Remained Steady in Recent Years NEWARK, N.J. — According to the Education Equality Index (EEI), a first-of-its-kind tool released today, students from low-income families across New Jersey are less likely to attend schools that put them on an equal playing field than those in neighboring New York and Pennsylvania. Despite frequent recognition for having one of the top public school systems in the nation, EEI data demonstrates that economically disadvantaged students in the Garden State have limited access to school that... Read more →

Senate President Sweeney: 'When it comes to Atlantic City, these numbers speak volumes...'

"Here are the facts about Atlantic City's spending problem. Draw your own conclusions. Please share with all your social media networks. Thanks. " New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney Related articles Save Our Schools: PLEASE TAKE 2 QUICK ACTIONS: LOVE YOUR MONEY: Billions in loans may save pensions or sink New Jersey NJNews Commons:Increase of Female War Veterans Coping With Physical and Psychological Scars Atlantic City mayor says town is making painful shift from gambling News Roundup & Open Thread for June 22, 2015 Read more →

McDevitt Warns of Financial Catastrophe For Casino Workers, AC Residents

Refusal To Accept State Recovery Plan Will Lead To Bankruptcy, Job & Benefits Losses Atlantic City - Bob McDevitt, the president of UNITE HERE Local 54 – the Union for New Jersey casino workers - today said Atlantic City is on the brink of bankruptcy, putting thousands of jobs at risk, jeopardizing the casino industry and inviting "disaster" for the region's economy. “Bankruptcy for the city would be a disaster for everyone, including the casino employees who would suffer the consequences that could spill over to the gaming industry,” McDevitt said. “A shutdown of the City would put city employees... Read more →

Study finds mindfulness meditation offers relief for low-back pain

Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain, according to a new study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health. “It is vital that we identify effective non-pharmacological treatment options for 25 million people who suffer from daily pain in the United States” —Josephine Briggs, M.D.,Director, NCCIH Researchers from the Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, and the University of Washington, Seattle, conducted a study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in which 342 participants... Read more →

Trump: The face of US Authoritarianism

In the 1990's, a political scientist named Stanley Feldman developed a set of four very simple questions to related to parenting to test the level of authoritarianism. Please tell me which one you think is more important for a child to have: independence or respect for elders? Please tell me which one you think is more… Read more →

TCNJ's Eric Murdock Jr., Named to the All-Atlantic Region Basketball Second Team

Ewing, NJ … Eric Murdock, Jr. (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater), a sophomore guard for The College of New Jersey basketball team, was selected by National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to the All-Atlantic Region Second Team. Murdock, Jr. was one of four players from the New Jersey Athletic Conference chosen by the coaches association. Jordan McDaniel of Rutgers-Newark was named to the first team, while Armin Cane of Stockton University and Bright Mensah of William Paterson University joined Murdock, Jr. on the second team. Recently named to 2016 All-Atlantic Region Third Team, Murdock, Jr. was a major component to the Lions’... Read more →

Philadelphia CBP Intercepts New Destructive Invader on Costa Rican Pineapples

press release March 22, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed today that a long horned beetle that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists intercepted in a shipment of Costa Rican pineapples is the first recorded find of this species in the United States. CBP discovered the beetle January 29 in a container of 1,575 cases of fresh pineapples. CBP secured the pineapples shipment for fumigation, and submitted the pest specimen to the local USDA entomologist for identification. The entomologist identified the species as Ayriclytus macilentus of the Cerambycidae family, a species known to occur... Read more →

N.J. One of the Most Expensive States to Own Car

A down payment is only the first of many costs associated with car ownership - considering insurance, maintenance and other expenses, a new study finds it costs an average of $11,227 to buy and own a car for three years - and this amount varies by thousands of dollar from state to state LOS ANGELES, March… Read more →

Atlantic City Mayor: Government Will Close Within 3 Weeks

TRENTON -- Atlantic City officials said Monday they will close city hall and stop paying city employees in less than three weeks as state and local leaders continue to argue over how to prevent the Jersey Shore gambling resort town from going bankrupt. With the city set to run out of money, Mayor Don Guardian announced… Read more →

Letters to Editor: Will Six Flags Great Adventure violate its own Ethics Code ...

by clear-cutting internationally significant forest in Jackson Local citizens make personal plea as local board shows bias...Vote Expected Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23rd Jackson, NJ -- Citing local, state, national and international significance of the NJ Pinelands, over 50 Jackson residents* made a personal plea to Six Flags Great Adventure to follow its own Ethics Code, be a good neighbor, and build the state's largest solar farm over their 100+ acres of parking lots instead of clear-cutting over 70 acres of environmentally critical forest contiguous to the Pinelands National Reserve, an internationally significant Biosphere Reserve. The plea was sent in the... Read more →

CNB Crime: Wayne N.J. Man Accused of Beating Six-Month-Old Husky Puppy to Death

WAYNE -- A 23-year-old township man is facing charges after he allegedly beat a six-month-old Husky puppy to death with a kitchen chair while fighting with another person. John Varcadipone was charged with one count of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and cruelty to an animal resulting in death in connection with an altercation… Read more →

NJ may offer BIG tax breaks to celebrities for AC shows

How far will legislators go to help Atlantic City? And at what risk? With all the talk about a possible takeover of Atlantic City government and finances by the state, the privatization of Atlantic City's water, and more tax breaks for casinos, another piece of legislation may be sliding under the radar. It could be expensive… Related articles NJ News Commons: WOULD YOU LIKE A TAX BREAK WITH YOUR YACHT, SIR? Male shot and killed in Atlantic City, report says NJ News Commons: STATE SENATE PANEL TO CONSIDER BIG TAX BREAK FOR NJ COMPANY Read more →

Plea Bargain: Illegal Alien Who Raped 13-Year-Old Sentenced to Three Year Prison Term

NEWTON -- A farmhand who raped a 13-year-old girl in Sparta in June 2014 was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, New Jersey Herald reported. Adrian Bautista, now 26, was working on the farm when he came into a barn where the girl was doing chores and forced her to participate in sexual activities with… Read more →

Acme Markets Will Close Two Stores in N.J.

Acme Markets is planning on closing three stores in the region and focusing on three upcoming stores, according to the company. The closing stores are in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey; Shrewsbury, New Jersey; and Oxford, Pennsylvania. The three stores will close by April 28, said Danielle D'Elia, spokeswoman for Acme Markets. Each store had a… Read more →

PokerStars is 'Live' in New Jersey

World's Most Popular Poker Site Now Available to All New Jersey Players ONCHAN, Isle of Man, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) – a leading provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries – today launched PokerStars online poker and casino after receiving technical approval… Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Pilgrim oil pipelines threaten N.J.'s drinking water

By Paul Gallay and Andrew Willner The proposed Pilgrim pipelines are a direct threat to the waters, wetlands, and communities of the New Jersey Highlands, New York's Hudson Valley, and the Hudson Raritan Estuary. Communities in the path of the pipelines are standing up in protest. And as former and present bi-state waterkeepers, we can attest… Read more →

Sierra Club: Chemical Found in North Jersey Wells Sign of a Bigger Problem

Tests in wells in North Jersey have found 1,4 Dioxane, a toxic chemical at more than a dozen drinking water wells, raising concerns for residents who obtain their drinking water from more. The test results showed 1,4-dioxane, a probable carcinogen, in Fair Lawn, Garfield, Pompton Lakes and several other towns that rely heavily on wells for the past three years. 1,4 Dioxane has also been found in almost 80 other water systems in every part of the state. This is as a result of the Christie Administration’s attack on clean water. “A toxic chemical 1,4 Dioxane has been found in... Read more →

Philadelphia: Changes on The Avenue - Avenue of the Arts

Changes on The Avenue Major changes are coming this year to The Avenue! This month two more Avenue businesses announced their recent plans- The Palm Restaurant With renovations set to begin February 29th, The Palm, this Avenue of The Arts eatery at the Bellevue will close down for a full year. On Tuesday morning General Manager of Sugarhouse Casino, Wendy Hamilton, met with employees to offer all of the workers jobs. SugarHouse Casino’s $164 million expansion will include seven new bars and restaurant and will open on April 4th. Wendy Hamilton, SugarHouse General Manager is hopeful taking on the Palm’s... Read more →