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April 2017

Rams Perfect Record Broken by St. Augustine

Catholic Falls to 12-1 Brendan Bean (photo courtesy of St. Augustine spoils Brendan Bean's debut for Gloucester Catholic MILLVILLE -- There was a certain buzz surrounding Millville's Mike Trout Field when Gloucester Catholic, No. 3 in the Top 20, and No. 10 St. Augustine faced off in the sixth Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Sunday. The highly-anticipated showdown felt like it was being played in June, not the end of April. Not… Read more →

"Operation: Stop Scams" Protects Philadelphians from ID Theft

Displayed with permission from PR Newswire Over 24,000 pounds of paper shredded at local event PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 24,000 pounds of paper were shredded today at a free shredding event to help Philadelphians safely discard personal information. AARP, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office, Philadelphia Controller's Office, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, Council Members At-Large Al Taubenberger, David Oh, and Derek Green, and the Spanish American Law Enforcement Association, hosted the event to protect consumers from falling victim to identity thieves. "Every two seconds someone's identity is stolen and shredding events can help Philadelphians avoid becoming another identity theft statistic," said Alan Butkovitz, Philadelphia City Controller. "Unfortunately, many consumers fall victim to fraud and identity theft because of stolen or copied documents that contain their personal information," said Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams. "Joining with AARP to help dispose of outdated information helps to ensure it's not used... Read more →

TREATING CANCER: HOPE VS. HYPE Widespread Hype Gives False Hope To Many Cancer Patients

By Liz Szabo After Michael Uvanni’s older brother, James, was diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer, it seemed as if everyone told the family what they wanted to hear: Have hope. You can beat this, and we are here to help. The brothers met with doctors at a half-dozen of the country’s best hospitals, all with impressive credentials that inspired confidence. Michael Uvanni was in awe when he visited the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, one of the world’s most respected cancer hospitals. It was like seeing the Grand Canyon, said Uvanni, 66, of Rome, N.Y. “You never get used to the size and scope.” Even the MD Anderson logo on buses and buildings — with “Cancer” crossed out in red, above the words “Making cancer history” — made the family’s battle seem winnable. “I thought they were going to save him,” said Uvanni,... Read more →

Former Investment Advisor Who Stole Client’s Retirement Savings Guilty On All Counts

TRENTON, N.J. – A former financial advisor entrusted with advising clients on investments was convicted by a federal jury for defrauding his client, a former factory worker, out of his retirement savings and using the funds for his own benefit, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Jesse Holovacko, 39, of Sayreville, New Jersey, was convicted on all counts of an indictment charging him with six counts of wire fraud and one count of investment advisor fraud following a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp in Trenton federal court. The jury deliberated for approximately one hour before returning the guilty verdicts. According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial: Holovacko was an investment advisor at a financial institution located in New Jersey. In 2012, Holovacko went to the factory where the victim worked, met with the victim and some of his co-workers, and... Read more →

VIDEO: The 12 Worst Places to Live in the U.S.; Can You Guess What City is Number One?

Published on Jun 17, 2016 Get more Tips here! Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the U.S. before you make any decisions about your next home base. 12. St. Louis, Missouri Over 14% of St. Louis’ population is living below the poverty line. Out of 100,000 residents, every year 35.3 are murdered, which ranks it as one of America’s most dangerous cities too. 11. Reno, Nevada Reno was the gambling capital of the US until Las Vegas was developed and “The Biggest Little City in the World” has been in economic decline ever since. Reno experiences nearly 39 annual crimes per 1,000 residents. 10. Modesto, California Despite being home to the largest winery in the world, the unemployment rate was nearly 13% in 2014. Modesto ranks number one in the country for... Read more →

Guest Opinion: What's The Solution To The Infrastructure Problem?

Richard F. Keevey The status of the nation's infrastructure may be characterized as anywhere from discouraging to alarming. Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a report on the status of infrastructure for the nation and for each state. Their latest report was for 2017. The Society grades 16 categories, including dams,…

New Documentary about Whitney Houston's Bisexuality Debut's at Tribeca Film Festival

A new documentary about Whitney Houston's life talks about the late singer's bisexuality and her long-rumored secret romance with her best friend and assistant Robyn Crawford. The documentary, “Whitney: Can I Be Me,” debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night. Interviews conducted with Houston's family members and friends reveal the singer's relationship with Crawford was… Read more →

South Jersey Congressman Leads Way to Replace Obamacare

Credit: U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, Republican Congressman for the 3rd District A New Jersey congressman, Republican Tom MacArthur (NJ-3rd), has emerged as a leader in the national battle to replace the Affordable Care Act, but opponents of the quest insist his plan would increase the cost of commercial insurance, reduce benefits and leave older, sicker…

Wegman's joins recall on hash browns with golf ball pieces

A recall of frozen hash browns that may contain bits of golf balls has been expanded to include the house brand sold at Wegman's supermarkets in New Jersey. The recall is largely silent as to how golf ball chunks ended up in the product manufactured by McCain Foods USA. It said that despite its "stringent supply… Read more →

33 Charged with Dealing Heroin, other Drugs in Pennsylvania

Attorney General’s agents coordinate with 18 police departments on operations to get drug dealers off the streets PITTSBURGH, PA (April 27, 2017) — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties against 33 people for dealing heroin and other drugs on the streets of southwest Pennsylvania communities. The attorney general announced the charges after agents with the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation coordinated with police from 18 local departments in a series of operations today to round up and charge the drug-dealing suspects. “Our coordination with local law enforcement was critical to our success this morning in charging 33 people with dealing heroin and other drugs in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties,” Attorney General Shapiro said at a midmorning news conference in Pittsburgh. “I’ve said all along we’ll be merciless with the people peddling this poison in our communities.” In one of the... Read more →

Face of Defense: Soldier Runs for Readiness in South Korea

By Army Sgt. Dasol Choi1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division CAMP HOVEY, South Korea, April 25, 2017 — A soldier from the 1st Infantry Division’s “Devil” brigade demonstrated his “fight-tonight” readiness by running about 42 miles from here to Yongsan district, Seoul, South Korea, April 8. Army Capt. Brandon Carius, a physician assistant from 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, demonstrated his “fight-tonight” readiness by running about 42 miles from Camp Hovey to Yongsan district, Seoul, South Korea, April 8, 2017. Army photo “As odd as it sounds, I personally love running because it is meditative. It helps me clear my head,” said Army Capt. Brandon Carius, a physician assistant from 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment. “But for this run specifically, it was another way to challenge myself physically.” To Carius -- who has previously participated in a several marathon events such as twenty regular marathons and... Read more →

Denville Woman Bitten in Face by Neighbor's Dog Awarded $850,000

MORRISTOWN -- A Denville woman who was injured in a dog attack five years ago while dog-sitting for her neighbor was recently awarded $850,000 by a Morris County jury, New Jersey Law Journal reported. Jennifer Reid, then 38, was dog-sitting her neighbor's 80-pound German shepherd/chow-chow mix when the dog jumped up and bit her face while… Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 3 No. 45 (April 30, 2017) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. 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 TO ENLARGE IMAGE Read more →

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Congratulations to GHS Lady Lions Beat Wildwood 16-0

CNB Sports WILDWOOD, NJ (April 28, 2017)—The Gloucester City High School softball team beat Wildwood on Friday by a score of 16-0. Freshman Meghan Ferry hit her third Grand Slam of the season and senior Brianna Anderson pitched a perfect game. After the game, the team celebrated the win at Sam’s Pizza on the boardwalk. (source Gloucester City High School) Read more →

High School Baseball: Gloucester Catholic Wins Action-Packed Game Against Steinert 5-4

RELATED: Gloucester Catholic High School HAMILTON — No. 3 Gloucester Catholic got a tie-breaking single from Adam Bonomo and then scored what proved the be the winning run on the second of two top-of-the-ninth-inning balks and the Rams outlasted No. 5 Steinert, 5-4, in an action-packed game. Andrew Vail, who surrendered the tying run in the fifth inning on his own… Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan, North Carolina Department of Public Safety

RALEIGH, NC (April 27, 2017)--Sergeant Meggan Callahan was killed after being assaulted at the Bertie Correctional Institution at approximately 5:30 pm. She was attacked by a male inmate who was serving a life sentence for a previous murder. Medical staff at the prison and other first responders provided medical aid but she succumbed to her injuries approximately one hour after the attack. Sergeant Callahan had served with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for five years. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Mr. Erik A. Hooks, Secretary of Public Safety North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons 831 West Morgan Street 4260 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699 source via Read more →

NJ School Districts Worried About Netflix Teen Suicide Drama "13 Reasons Why"; Warning Parents

Worry that the popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" dangerously mischaracterizes teen suicide has led at least two New Jersey school districts to send warning letters to parents. Released on March 31, "13 Reasons Why," which is based on a popular young adult novel, tells the story of a high school girl who commits suicide and… Read more →

May is Stroke Awareness Month – Act F.A.S.T.

Stroke is the number four killer in this country and is the leading cause of long-term disability. In the United States, it is estimated that someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. To prevent stroke, know your risk factors and have regular medical checkups. Some risk factors can be changed and some cannot. While you can’t change your age, heredity or race (African Americans have a higher risk of stroke than Caucasians for example) you can change manage lifestyle factors such as the way you eat or stopping tobacco use. Other risk factors that you control include managing high blood pressure, managing diabetes, lowering cholesterol, using alcohol in moderation and increasing physical activity. Stroke is highly treatable is detected early. The faster you are treated, the more likely you are to recover and the less likely you are to suffer from long-term disabilities. Stroke... Read more →

Ex-Sheriff of Los Angeles County Jails Facing Jail Term

Via CBS News: Prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison term for ex-Sheriff Lee Baca for conspiring to obstruct a federal grand jury investigation into civil rights abuses and corruption within Los Angeles County jails, but the defense is asking for a sentence of home detention, court papers obtained Tuesday show. Baca, 74, was convicted March 15 of obstruction of justice and two other federal charges for his role in the scheme to thwart the FBI probe into inmate mistreatment in the jails he ran and of lying to the bureau. After about two days of deliberations, a criminal jury in downtown Los Angeles — the second to hear the case — found that Baca authorized and condoned a multi-part scheme that now has resulted in the conviction of 10 former members of the Sheriff’s Department. During his two trials, prosecutors described Baca as being the top figure in the conspiracy,... Read more →

Will the Sale of Homemade Bake Goods be Banned in New Jersey?

New Jersey could become the last state in the nation to ban the sale of homemade baked goods. A judge in Wisconsin -- the only other state to have such a ban -- will soon hear from attorneys on behalf of three women seeking to overturn Wisconsin's law, according to the Journal Sentinel. Both states currently… Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: April 17-23 

Reminder for the week: Harvest of river herring, use of nets near spillways, retaining striped bass during spawning season unlawful in Delaware DOVER (April 28, 2017) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between April 17-23 made 1,355 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 97 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 37 citations. Officers responded to 49 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in the Community · On March 25, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers displayed the Operation... Read more →

NJ Students inducted into Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon honor societies at FDU

MADISON, NJ (04/27/2017)-- Fairleigh Dickinson University students who have been inducted into FDU's Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon honor societies for the Fall 2016 semester. Zariel Burch of Egg Harbor Township,NJ has been inducted into the Phi Zeta Kappa honor society. Eligibility for membership in the University's junior honor society is established by completing at least the first 60 credits toward an undergraduate degree. Of these, 44 must have been earned at Fairleigh Dickinson and a CGPR of 3.20 must have been maintained for all of them. All the preceding requirements must have been fulfilled prior to the accumulation of 80 credits toward the undergraduate degree. Jonathan Daverso of Lumberton,NJ has been inducted into the Phi Zeta Kappa honor society. Eligibility for membership in the University's junior honor society is established by completing at least the first 60 credits toward an undergraduate degree. Of these, 44 must have... Read more →

CNB Business: Coffee? Workout gym? Cleaning service? The top franchises in N.J.

MONTCLAIR--Colleen Carlee, a former Wall Street trader, was looking to start her own business when she came across what she thought was an unusual franchising idea that paired art lessons with drinking wine. While it might sound like a recipe for really sloppy abstract expressionism, she was hooked. "I thought it was an interesting concept. It's… Read more →

Face of Defense: Airman Provides Family, Haven for Orphans

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard633rd Air Base Wing JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va., April 27, 2017 — As an Air Force first sergeant, Chief Master Sgt. Henry Hayes’ job is to take care of others, and whether or not they are in his chain of command, he provides support to those in need. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Henry Hayes, the Air Combat Command’s first sergeant, poses for a photo with his wife, Stephanie, and their adopted children at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., March 27, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard As a first sergeant for Air Combat Command and an ordained minister, Henry Hayes not only shapes the lives of airmen, but the lives of the children he and his wife, Stephanie, have fostered or adopted. Deeply rooted in faith, the family has always gravitated toward serving those who are, at times, helpless, said Henry... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Terrible Twos

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet You brought a puppy home and everything went great. Fido was part of the family; sweet, obedient, housebroken. But then he turns two and everything changes. Your dog turns into a stubborn, chewing, snarling creature that refuses to follow commands. What happened? What happened is that your dog has become (in dog years) a 14-year-old human. His emotions are running rampant, his testosterone has gone crazy (if he hasn't been neutered) and if you have a female, her hormones are fluctuating madly. Fortunately, this is a temporary stage and will not last too long. If you find yourself frustrated during this period of your dog's life please be aware that establishing firm boundaries is an essential tool. Be firm but fair and enforce a time-out rule during Fido's most disobedient periods--he needs to know that his temper tantrums will result in isolation each and every time... Read more →

Bob Hurley’s next step? Coaching kids through Hurley Family Foundation

St. Anthony may be closing, but the next step in Bob Hurley's basketball career will take place in the same gym that the Friars called home for years. The legendary coach will continue his basketball work with the Hurley Family Foundation, a 501(c) nonprofit organization that hopes to launch in September. The program will be based… Read more →

Palmyra Man Charged With Growing Marijuana, Possession of Child Pornography

April 28, 2017 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, FBI Newark Field Office Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher and Palmyra Police Chief Scott Pearlman announced that a Palmyra man was arrested this morning for growing marijuana inside his home and possessing child pornography. James Hightower, 48, of the 6200 block of Riverfront Drive, was charged with one count of Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility (First Degree), Manufacturing, Distributing or Dispensing a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Second Degree) and one count of Endangering Welfare of Children (Third Degree). Investigators went to Hightower’s home this morning to serve a search warrant and take him into custody on the child pornography charge. Forcible entry was made after he refused to open his door. Investigators discovered the marijuana plants growing in his living room and garage. A total of 26 plants were seized, as were computers, cell phones and... Read more →

Thirty-six students receive leadership awards at CCU ceremony

CONWAY, SC (04/27/2017)-- Thirty-six students were honored at Coastal Carolina University's 2017 Student Involvement Leadership Awards (SILA), which were held recently. The event featured the outstanding achievements and initiatives that CCU students and student organizations have created and participated in during the 2016-2017 academic year. The 2017 Student Involvement Leadership Awards (SILA) were held on April 19, 2017, at Wheelwright Auditorium. This event featured the outstanding achievements and initiatives that CCU students and student organizations have created and participated in during the 2016-2017 academic year. Students who were honored included: Kaitlyn Wright, a Psychology major from Bellmawr, NJ, was named a member of the 2017 class of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Taylor Farrow, a management major from Brooklawn, NJ, was named Student Leader of the Year and a member of the 2017 class of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Farrow is... Read more →

Six-Hundred Turn Out for EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming Grand Opening

Helping Raise Funds for Pet Oxygen Fire Masks Turnersville, NJ—April 26, 2017--Approximately 600 adults, children and pets recently came through the doors of the new EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming store at 245 Fries Mill Road after the official ribbon was cut by local and state dignitaries for the store’s Grand Opening. A portion of proceeds from sales and in-store collections were combined to provide needed funding for approximately 24, reusable, varied-size pet oxygen masks for the Washington Township Fire Department. Attendees visited with participating vets, adoption agencies and dog trainers; received free and discounted services from the store and vendors; checked out the new store’s organic dog food, supplies, toys, grooming and pet wash services and a fire truck with a fully extended ladder; and enjoyed food, music, raffles, magic and balloon animals. Cutting the Grand Opening ribbon recently at EarthWise Pet Supply & Grooming at 245 Fries Mill... Read more →

Oriah Behavioral Health’s Manage Addiction Lifeline Program Now Covered by Optum

(Lakewood, New Jersey) Oriah Behavioral Health, Inc. announces that its new iPad-based telemedicine protocol for treating opioid addiction, Manage Addiction Lifeline, is now covered by Optum, the behavioral health unit of United Healthcare Group. In this Manage Addiction Lifeline program, patients are connected daily, tracked daily, and participate in a twelve month comprehensive, medication-assisted treatment protocol. Initially, patients participate in an intensive three-month bio-psycho-social protocol, followed by a nine-month recovery/maintenance program that is administered 24/7 via their Lifeline iPad, supported by in-office visits for both patient and caregivers. Patients engage in weekly video conferences with their physician and therapist, weekly fellowship video conferences, daily health tracking monitored by clinicians, and interactive journaling shared with their therapist. Weekly curriculum, study guides, quizzes and empowerment tools specifically developed to treat addiction are also delivered and interacted with on the patient’s iPad. The Manage Addiction Lifeline’s clinical team utilizes a proprietary HIPAA-compliant back-end... Read more →

More than 3 months after Inauguration Day, the Department of Agriculture now has a Secretary

Former Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue’s swearing-in marks a big change for the only agency led all eight years of President Obama’s presidency by the same Secretary. And as the Sonny rises, he can usher in a new era at USDA if he pursues these taxpayer friendly reforms. Remember the real customer (and boss) is the taxpayer. Too often agencies employ a “customer service” model where they determine success by whether the businesses, state agencies, or other direct beneficiaries of the federal spending are happy. Left out of the equation is whether the program is effectively helping achieve important benefits for the folks signing those checks—taxpayers. So new agricultural income entitlement programs that were supposed to reduce federal spending on agribusiness are $7.5 billion more costly than promised and that’s good because the recipients are happy. Dairy and cotton programs coming in below budget, BAD! Now as the Agriculture Committees... Read more →

Free Tickets Available for 13th Annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Prevention Concert

MILLBURN, N.J. – In the fight against drug addiction, messages of prevention are crucial. Next month, 14 musical acts comprising 31 New Jersey high school students will hit the stage to spread those powerful messages through song at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s 13th Annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Prevention Concert. Free tickets are available for the concert, presented by the New Jersey Broadcaster’s Association, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 at the Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick. Tickets must be reserved at or by calling 973-467-2100 x19. Bert Baron, 1450 WCTC radio talk show host, will serve as the concert’s master of ceremonies. Started in 2005, the Shout Down Drugs initiative challenges high school students to create original music with lyrics that contain powerful peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention messages. “Shout Down Drugs is a really interesting type of event, because it allows... Read more →

AMERICAN HEROES: Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22 and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23

photo courtesy of The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. They died April 27 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of small arms fire while engaged in dismounted operations. Both soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. The incident is under investigation. Killed were: Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Illinois. Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio. RELATED: AMERICAN HERO Read more →

High School Baseball: Millville Coaches vs. Cancer Event This Weekend

This weekend Millville high will be packed with some of the top schools in New Jersey for the sixth Annual Millville Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Event. The event will feature four teams ranked in the Top 20 in No. 3 Gloucester Catholic, No. 7 Bishop Eustace, No. 10 St. Augustine and No. 17 Washington Township.… Read more →

College Baseball: Urso, Occhi Lead Kean Past Rutgers-Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (April 28, 2017) – Junior leftfielder Frank Urso (Warren, NJ/Watchung Hills) went 3-for-4 with one run and two RBIs and senior southpaw Mike Occhi (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) hurled six strong innings in relief to lead the Kean University baseball team over Rutgers University-Camden, 7-2, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game here Friday afternoon. Rutgers-Camden, which entered the day with a mathematical chance to make the six-team NJAC playoffs next week, was eliminated from the playoff race and falls to 13-21 overall and 4-12 in conference play. Kean, still battling for a post-season conference berth, improves to 21-15 overall and 8-8 in the NJAC. Locked in a 1-1 tie entering the fifth inning, the Cougars took the lead for good with a three-run frame, sparked by a leadoff double from Urso. He advanced to third on a single by freshman second baseman Austin Arndt (Lebanon, NJ/North Hunterdon) before freshman... Read more →

Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound will close this weekend for overnight work in Bellmawr

(Trenton) (April 28, 2017)-– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight closures this weekend of the Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Starting tonight at 10 p.m. Friday, April 28 until 6 a.m. the next morning, the Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound will be closed to shift the lanes to the left to allow for work access on the right side of the ramp. The ramp will reopen Saturday morning. The following detour will be in effect: Route 42 northbound to I-295 northbound [if !supportLists]· [endif]Take exit 1C, Market Street. Turn left onto Market Street then make a right onto I- 76 eastbound. Continue on I-76 eastbound to exit 1C, I-295 northbound. Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of all traffic pattern changes... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Chase ATV Rider Through the City into Brooklawn Before Apprehension

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 28, 2017)--Gloucester City police chased a man riding an ATV from Broadway and Essex Street to New Broadway in Brooklawn on April 18 around 4 PM. According to the weekly crime report, Hassan S. Torres (29), a resident of Camden City, was arrested on New Broadway and Chestnut Avenue in Brooklawn by Ptl. Shea O’Donnell due to the fact he was operating an ATV on Broadway at Essex Street and fled from the officer. Torres was charged with eluding, defiant trespass and numerous traffic violations. After processing, he was transported to an area hospital for treatment. In other matters, April 14 (1:40 pm)Drew W. Beuchlein (32), a resident of Brooklawn, was arrested on Broadway at Market Street by Inv. Joe Hopkins on a warrant from Gloucester Twp. He was additionally charged with littering and released on bail after processing. April 14 (7:56 pm)Michael Coats (47), a... Read more →

N.J. Amtrak Conductor Files Lawsuit Because of Fall in Baggage Car; Seeking over $150,000

An Amtrak conductor from New Jersey has filed a federal negligence lawsuit against her employer alleging she suffered spinal injuries, a concussion and fractured several teeth when she fell while entering a baggage car as a train arrived in Philadelphia. Kim Marie Shiller, 58, of the Fords section of Woodbridge, is seeking more than $150,000 in… Read more →


City of Newark computers have been infected with ransomware, software that seizes the target's computer and holds the data hostage until a payment is delivered. Mark Bonamo of TAP into Newark says the hacker responsible for the attack is demanding payment of 24 bitcoin – about $30,000 – in ransom money. WEST NEW YORK RESIDENTS WANT ROQUE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST ICE AGREEMENT Several West New York residents are calling on Mayor Felix Roque to pass an executive order against the controversial 287(g) agreement, which deputizes corrections officers and gives them the powers of ICE agents in certain situations. John Heinis of Hudson County View says Roque indicated that he did not feel comfortable taking formal action at the time. NJ SECURES FEDERAL PERMITS TO BUILD TWO ARTIFICIAL REEFS New Jersey has obtained federal permits to build two new artificial reefs in the Atlantic Ocean. Justin Auciello of Jersey Shore... Read more →

Marine from N.J who died in Hawaii to get full military honors

The U.S. Marine from New Jersey found dead in Hawaii last week will receive full military honors as part of his funeral, according to a report. The body of Tyler Wechsler, 21, of Egg Harbor Township was flown to Philadelphia on Thursday, said. From there, Wechsler will get a police and military escort to… Read more →

Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Patty Products

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017– Foster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty items were produced on February 15, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] 5-lb. bags containing 20 pieces of “FOSTER FARMS Chicken Patties BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT” with Best By date of 02/15/18. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah and Washington. The problem was discovered when the firm received three consumer complaints on March 22, April 3, and April 15, 2017 reporting foreign materials in the chicken patty products. The... Read more →

Video: F-bombing Chester County, PA Principal Unleashes Fury, Tells Students 'Go to Hell'

Must-see video: A school official in Chester County, Pennsylvania, has been put on leave after a video was posted online of him berating, badgering, bullying and screaming at two pro-life students standing on a sidewalk outside the Downingtown STEM Academy with signs carrying their Christian and pro-life message. Assistant Principal Zach Ruffs was off duty, and no further… Read more →

Grand Opening of Gloucester Township Field of Dreams Saturday April 29

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ April 28, 2017– The long-awaited opening ceremony of Gloucester Township Field of Dreams is scheduled for this Saturday, April 29 at 247 Little Gloucester Road, Gloucester Township, NJ. Gloucester Township Field of Dreams is an organized baseball league for special needs children and adults which enable them to have fun by playing baseball at a field specifically designed for them. Each game will typically last 60 minutes. The games are non-competitive in nature, with each player batting, running the bases, and scoring each inning. Volunteers called “Buddies” will be assigned to each individual to assist throughout the game. The Buddy is there to protect the player from balls, assist the player in batting and running the bases and to be a friend on and off the field. Many players from other leagues in the Township have signed up to be Buddies. There are no losers, only winners... Read more →

Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To File $1.2 Million in False Tax Returns

PHILADELPHIA, PA(April 27, 2017)(CNBNewsnet) --Voncel R. Harrigan, Sr., 51, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to file false income tax returns, announced the Acting United States, Attorney Louis D. Lappen. According to court documents, the charges arose from an identity theft and tax fraud scheme executed by Harrigan’s daughter, Vontia Jones, to obtain tax refunds from the IRS by filing more than 700 false tax returns amounting to more than $3 million which includes both actual and attempted tax loss for the tax years 2008 through 2013. Defendant Jones operated a business she called “Jones Tax Service” which operated out of her home in Philadelphia. Jones designed multiple flyers for distribution advertising her services that stated “DON’T YOU DESERVE SOME INCOME TAX MONEY TOO? $750 [PER CHILD] WELFARE SOCIAL SECURITY UNEMPLOYMENT DISABILITY EVEN IF YOU NEVER HAD A JOB.” Defendant Jones conspired with... Read more →

Kennedy Health's Cancer Survivors Day 2017 set for June 4th

SEWELL, NJ – For the seventh consecutive year, Kennedy Health will host a day of fun-filled activities to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 4th. The popular Cancer Survivors Day celebration will be held at Washington Lake Park, 626 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, in Sewell, NJ. This year also marks Kennedy’s third annual Cancer Survivors Day 5K Run/Walk. The 5K Run/Walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. (day-of-event registration 7:30 a.m.; advance registration information below). The 5K Run/Walk is followed by festivities that run from 9 a.m. to noon. All survivors will have the opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast, the Cancer Survivors’ Lap, a horticultural craft and an art project. Other community activities include: Family Activities Kid’s Lap Wellness Demonstrations Food Trucks Vendors The event is open to the public, however the registration fee to take part in the 5K Run/Walk is $25 before May 1, and $30 after... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 27, 2017)--The Gloucester City Police Department is pleased to announce that Police Youth Week (Class #2) will be held July 10th. – 13th. at Gloucester City High School. Interested students who will be incoming freshman, sophomores or juniors in the fall at both Gloucester City High School and Gloucester Catholic High School may apply. Applications may be picked up at the main office of their respective schools where additional information will be provided. Gloucester City students attending out of district schools may also pick up applications at GHS. press release Read more →

Former Passaic Mayor Alex D. Blanco Off to Prison For Taking $110,000 In Corrupt Payments

NEWARK, N.J. – The former mayor of the City of Passaic, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for taking $110,000 in corrupt payments from developers doing business in the city, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Alex D. Blanco, 45, of Passaic, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini to an information charging him with one count of soliciting and accepting corrupt payments in connection with City of Passaic business. Judge Martini imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. “Mayor Blanco admitted to aggressively soliciting and accepting illegal payments from developers, taking for himself federal money that was intended to help provide housing for some of the city’s poorest residents,” Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick said. “This case demonstrates that public officials who exploit their office for personal gain can expect to be thoroughly investigated and aggressively prosecuted.” “Public corruption is one... Read more →

The Scourge of Child Pornography

Working to Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children North Hills Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Producing Sexual Images of Minors. Melrose Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Child Pornography Offenses. Boylston Man Charged with Distributing Child Pornography. Navajo Man from Churchrock Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Abuse Charge. Vestal Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing and Receiving Child Pornography. Binghamton Man Pleads Guilty to 12 Counts of Distributing Child Pornography. Rarely a week goes by in the United States that a child pornographer is not charged or sentenced for federal crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children. The press release headlines above from the Department of Justice were issued on a single day last month. In coordination with local, state, federal, and international partners—both law enforcement and non-governmental organizations—the FBI devotes extensive resources to fighting the sexual exploitation of children. And while the high number of... Read more →

Christie Lauds Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

TOMS RIVER — Governor Chris Christie praised the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) for its leadership in the state and country in the fight against the opioid crisis, during a press conference on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held Saturday, April 29. “The work of the Partnership is really groundbreaking, and now the rest of the country is catching up to what they’ve been doing,” Christie said Wednesday at the Toms River Police Department. PDFNJ, along with the DEA of New Jersey, the Office of the Attorney General, and several local law enforcement agencies, helped spearhead the first statewide day of disposal in the nation 10 years ago, when 25,000 New Jersey residents took advantage of the event to dispose of unused medicines. “As a result of this unprecedented success, the program, called at that time ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet,’ was recognized as a best practice in... Read more →


Egg Harbor Township, NJ - April 26, 2017 -- Spirit Airlines will resume operating seasonal service from Boston (BOS) and Atlanta (ATL) to Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) beginning April 27, 2017. Additionally, the airline has announced an increase of one daily seasonal roundtrip between ACY and Orlando International Airport, bringing the total to three daily nonstop frequencies to the popular vacation destination from ACY. The seasonal service will continue to run through the summer and into the fall for Atlanta. "We appreciate Spirit's continuing confidence in the Atlantic City International Airport and look forward to working together in providing an enjoyable flying experience to all of our destinations, including the returning seasonal service from Atlanta and Boston," said Stephen F. Dougherty, Executive Director for the South Jersey Transportation Authority. "As Spirit adds more new aircraft to our growing Fit Fleet, we are committed to offering new service to the... Read more →