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July 2017

New Jersey Department of Health Joins in World Hepatitis Day July 28

In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, the New Jersey Department of Health is joining the World Health Alliance (WHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the global burden of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The most common types are hepatitis A, B and C — three different contagious liver infections caused by unrelated viruses. Hepatitis A typically occurs in an "acute" or time-limited form, while hepatitis B and C can develop into a life-long, chronic illness. In 2016, there were 74 hepatitis A cases reported, 59 acute hepatitis... Read more →


NJ News Commons: JUDGE RULES NEW JERSEY ISN'T LIABLE IN BRIDGEGATE LAWSUIT

A federal judge has ruled that New Jersey can't be held liable for the actions of its employees in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal known as Bridgegate. The Associated Press says Judge Jose Linares cited the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, which prevents the state from assuming liability "for the intentional wrongdoing of its employees." THESE 15 JERSEY SHORE BEACHES ARE NOW CLOSED DUE TO HIGH BACTERIA LEVELS The number of beaches in New Jersey that have been closed due to high bacteria levels has increased from three to 15. NJ.com says the closed beaches have been found to... Read more →


Cape May Authorities Investigating Hazardous Materials Scene in Middle Township

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce police are currently investigating a hazardous materials scene in the 600 block of Dias Creek Road in Middle Township. At approximately 4:06 AM, Middle Township Patrol Officers and Middle Township EMS were called to a residence on Dias Creek Road for a report of medical assistance. Upon arriving they found Sarah Louthe, 26 years old, who had a non life threatening chemical burn. Detectives from the Middle Township Police Department, the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, and the... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Grand Jury Indicts Costello Brothers for Murder, Burying Body

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two brothers have been indicted on murder and other charges for killing an acquaintance last year and burying his body in the back yard of their Lumberton home. Christopher Costello, 28, and Bryan Costello, 25, were indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on one count of Murder (First Degree), one count of Desecration of Human Remains (Second Degree) and one count of Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The Costello brothers... Read more →


Camden County Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Killing Wife

July 27, 2017 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Somerdale man was sentenced today in Superior Court to 27 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally stabbing his wife last year while they were driving in Delran. Quentin S. Fortune, 38, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole. Fortune pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter on June 19 as part of a plea agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office. The sentence was handed down by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C. The investigation began with a call to the Delran... Read more →


DNREC establishes 21-day timeframe for extended closure of Delaware Bay for recreational shellfish

harvest after Kent County’s wastewater plant discharge returns to acceptable water quality levels DOVER (July 26, 2017) – As reported this week to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Surface Water Discharges Section, Kent County’s wastewater treatment plant is back within acceptable water quality levels for the effluent discharged into the Murderkill River – leading DNREC to establish a timeframe for a federally-advised 21-day closure of recreational shellfish harvest in the Delaware Bay north of the Mispillion Inlet. The 21-day closure in effect for potential public health risks extends from July 24 to Aug. 14. The closure of... Read more →


NYC Store Removes Vile Remark

July 26, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the response by the Bedford Cheese Shop to our protest over an obscene statement made about Mother Teresa: At exactly 3:16 p.m., I emailed the Bedford Cheese Shop saying, "What you have done to Mother Teresa is vile. Please remove and apologize to Catholics." At exactly 3:16 p.m., we received the following email from the store: "We have received your email regarding the cheese description. Please be aware that the sign was taken down. Have a blessed day." Our missives must have crossed in the mail. Only half of what... Read more →


Black Women in American Politics

“: 2017 Status Update” Provides a Synopsis of How Black Women Fared in the 2016 Election and Current Levels of Representatio n Update Highlights Key Wins Across the Country, as well as Areas of Underrepresentation for Black Women NEW YORK (JULY 26, 2017) – Today Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University released, “Black Women in American Politics: 2017 Status Update. The update, an analysis of the 2016 election, highlights the key wins for women of color overall – and Black women in particular. The data demonstrate that, even with the... Read more →


TSA raising aviation security baseline with stronger domestic security measures

New U.S. airport screening procedures for carry-on bags to better focus on threats WASHINGTON – To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. Following extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, TSA plans to expand these measures to all U.S. airports during the weeks and months ahead. Due to an increased threat to aviation security, DHS Secretary John Kelly announced in late... Read more →


Can-Do Playground featured in national park crowdfunding campaign

WILMINGTON DE. (July 26, 2017) – On the heels of its 10th-anniversary celebration, the Can-Do Playground at Alapocas Run State Park has been selected to be featured on the national crowdfunding site, “Fund Your Park,” by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The crowdfunding campaign launched this week by the NRPA, to raise $10,000 for the expansion of the unique playground administered by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation. The Can-Do Playground was chosen to be featured through the NRPA’s competitive grant process. “Fund Your Park” is a crowdfunding platform designed by NRPA exclusively for park and recreation agencies... Read more →


17,847 lbs. of Pepperoni pizza Recalled

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – D & D Foods, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,847 pounds of products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the final product label. The pepperoni pizza items were produced and packaged on various dates from April 18, 2017 to July 21, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] Cases containing four 32-oz., individually packaged pizzas of “Hy-Vee PEPPERONI PIZZA 16″... Read more →


Coast Guard enforces safety zone for 92nd Annual Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island, VA

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard enforced a safety zone for the 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim in Assateague Channel Wednesday. Two Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crews from Station Chincoteague worked alongside Virginia Marine Police crews to keep onlookers safe. Station Chincoteague crew members ignited orange smoke signals at 6:47 a.m. to denote slack tide and mark the official start of the event. Saltwater Cowboys then guided a herd of about 200 wild ponies across the channel. It took the ponies 18 minutes to swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. Thousands of spectators gather on... Read more →


GloucesterTownship Narcotics Investigation Results in Six Arrests

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP--Wednesday July 26, 2017, the Gloucester Township Police Department Special Response Team (SWAT) and the Gloucester Township Police Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at 616 Station Avenue in Gloucester Township after an extended investigation into the distribution of illegal and dangerous narcotics. Law enforcement officers from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, West Deptford Police Department, and the Bellmawr Police Department also assisted with this long term investigation. A search of the residence was conducted which yielded approximately 3/4 of one ounce of Methamphetamine, a small amount of Heroin, Prescription Pills (Oxycodone, Alprazolam and Hydrocodone), Marijuana under 50... Read more →


CNB Archives November 2008: Two and One-Half-Hours

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 By CNB Sports GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-How can two and one- half- hours have such an impact on everyone lives. If you're a Lions fans or a Rams fan nothing beats the game held on Thanksgiving. This year unlike many in the past brings together for the last time many local players on both the GCHS and GHS teams. Rams players such as Mike Gartland, Mike Rafferty, George Spingler, Ryan Alcott and Harry Amwake will meet the Lions seniors and lifelong friends , Ian Harter, Robert Filer, Kyle Stewart, Brett Darrow, John Alberta, Frank Heitman and many... Read more →


Broadway for Kids musical revue brings popular musical numbers to Blackwood

Broadway comes to Blackwood as Mainstage Center for the Arts’ Summer Stage presents Broadway for Kids, August 2-4. This musical revue treats audiences to an exciting mix of Broadway songs and dance presented by a cast of nearly 200. This high-energy performance includes songs from Matilda, Anastasia, and School of Rock. Some numbers are done by the full company and others are presented by smaller groups representing the three casts from the 2017 Summer Stage Children's Theatre season. Broadway for Kids is sponsored by 4 Brats Cheesecakes. Broadway for Kids' performances take place August 2nd and 3rd, 7:30 pm; and... Read more →


Op-ed: Integration of Mental, Physical and Behavioral Health Care Is Right for Patients

Cathleen D. Bennett, Commissioner New Jersey Department of Health In testimony submitted to a joint legislative committee this week, I outlined the Christie Administration’s goal to create a patient-centered system of care that would treat the “whole person” in the same setting and no longer cordon off mental and behavioral services from the rest of medical care. Mental and substance use disorder health care should not be treated any differently than chronic diseases like diabetes or heart disease, although, at times, the health care providers may be different. Helping healthy New Jerseyans stay well, preventing those individuals at risk from... Read more →


Three Mount Students Selected as Public Service Scholars Program Fellows

EMMITSBURG, MD (07/26/2017) Mount St. Mary's University students Alexandra Johnson, C'18, Kyle Maxey, C'18, and Erin Winkelmeyer, C'18, were selected for the Public Service Scholars program, which is coordinated by the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for the state of Maryland. This program is comprised of the Governor's Summer Internship program, the Walter Sondheim Jr. Maryland Nonprofit Leadership program, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Fellows program, where students have an opportunity to gain valuable experience in Maryland's public and social sectors. "This is a wonderful opportunity for students to build skills and to network in... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY SCHOOL BOARD SAVES JOBS

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 26, 2017)—According to sources, who wished to remain anonymous, the Gloucester City Board of Education has been able to reduce the 2017-18 budget by $512,000 without having to cut any employees. The sources said the board canceled the plans to erect bleachers and a 145-square foot platform at the top of bleachers to be used for filming games at the Market Street Middle School football field. The source said the other savings came about through retirements and not filling those positions. Another reduction had something to do with the storage... Read more →


10-Year Prison Term for Robbing Gas Station, Eluding Police

July 26, 2017 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an Edgewater Park man was sentenced today in Superior Court to a maximum of 10 years in New Jersey state prison for robbing an Eastampton gas station and eluding police in Mansfield in November 2014. Keith Downs, 30, of the 100 block of Elm Street, was sentenced by the Hon. Charles A. Delehey, J.S.C. to seven years for the robbery and 10 years for eluding. He must serve at least 85 percent of the robbery sentence, and will become eligible for parole on the eluding charge... Read more →


Ex-Hillsborough principal raped 4th-grade girl ‘hundreds’ of times in school, lawsuit says

HILLSBOROUGH — For the second time in his life, a now-retired public school educator has been accused of raping a student. But he’s never been arrested or charged with a crime. Matthew Hoffman last worked as principal of Woodfern Elementary School in this Somerset Count township before his retirement in 2009. That was just months after he was accused of raping a young man for nearly four years in the 1980s, when Hoffman was a teacher in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. Although he was never charged with a crime on the accusations levied by that former student, a... Read more →


Mayor Edwin Pawlowski, Second Allentown Political Figure Caught in 'Pay to Play' Scheme

PHILADELPHIA Pa. (July 26, 2017)– A federal indictment1 was unsealed today charging Mayor Edwin Pawlowski, 52, of Allentown, for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The indictment charges Pawlowski with 14 counts of bribery, 9 counts of mail fraud, 9 counts of wire fraud, 6 counts of honest services wire fraud, 2 counts of honest services mail fraud, 3 counts of attempted Hobbs Act extortion under color of official right, 3 counts of travel act bribery, 7 counts of making material false statements, and conspiracy. Scott Allinson, 55, of Allentown, and... Read more →


Former Allentown Mayor's Vaughn Spencer 'Pay to Play Scheme" Results in Fed's Files Charges

Graph- CNBNews files PHILADELPHIA PA (July 26, 2017)--– A federal indictment1 was unsealed today charging former Mayor Vaughn Spencer, 70, of Reading, for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The indictment charges Spencer with 9 counts of bribery, 1 count of honest services wire fraud and conspiracy. Rebecca Acosta, 40, of Reading, and James Hickey, 54, of Allentown, were also included on the indictment. Acosta was charged with 2 counts of bribery, 1 count of mail fraud, 1 count of wire fraud, and conspiracy. Hickey was charged with 1 count of... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Two classes of students graduate from Fish & Wildlife

LITTLE CREEK, DELAWARE (July 25, 2017) – Two classes of students, their families, officers, and instructors recently celebrated the end of week-long training programs from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s Basic Youth Academies, with graduation ceremonies at DNREC’s Hunter Education Center in Little Creek and Cabela’s in Newark. At the academy, students ages 12 to 15 acquired skills for boating, fishing, and hunting, and were exposed to the various aspects of a Natural Resources Police officer’s daily routine. For patrol work, they completed field scenarios that included checking deer stands and... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: HOW MUCH ARE YOU PAYING YOUR COUNTY FREEHOLDERS?

Everyone knows New Jerseyans pays a lot of taxes. Our taxes pay for, among other things, the salaries of municipal workers, state workers, and local elected officials – but our taxes also pay the salaries of county freeholders. NJ.com explains what it means to be a freeholder, and lays out how much freeholders are paid in each of New Jersey's 21 counties. SNEAK PEEK INTO THE SECRET LAIR WHERE THE LORDS OF TRAINS CONTROL YOUR COMMUTE Each day, hundreds of thousands of people travel in and out of New York City via train. Meanwhile, inside a secret lair located inside... Read more →


Slim Randles Home Country: Flying Lessons!

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet “You don’t mean it!” “Sure as I’m sittin’ here, Doc,” Herb said, putting an extra swirl to his coffee and cream. “Flying lessons?” “Yessir. Said he wanted to do it before he got old. I know. I know. He’s already old, but still, he’s up about every weekend now, buzzing around.” “That’s just nuts,” Doc said, “I know for a fact he won’t see 70 again.” “True enough, Doc, but you know they aren’t letting him take the plane up by himself.” “Thank goodness for that. But what in the world made him want to fly... Read more →


Camden County Board of Freeholder held Monthly Meeting in Bellmawr

The Camden County Board of Freeholders held its monthly Freeholder Meeting on Thursday, July 20th at the Bellmawr Fire & Rescue Ballroom, 29 Lewis Avenue in Bellmawr. At this meeting, a number of Awards and Proclamations were presented including: Community Award – Bellmawr Girl Scout Troop 30215. presented by Freeholder Moen Young Community Leader – Gabrielle Savidge, Miss Bellmawr 2015-2016, presented by Freeholder Young Sustainability Award – Anthony Farinelli, presented by Freeholder Young Proclamation to Pat Abusi, presented by Freeholder Moen Proclamation to Operation Yellow Ribbon, presented by Freeholder Moen Proclamation to Theresa Thoulouis, presented by Freeholder Rodriguez The next... Read more →


Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: TIME RUNNING OUT FOR PROSPECTIVE ELK HUNTERS

HARRISBURG, PA - If you haven’t yet submitted an application to enter Pennsylvania’s annual elk-license drawing, you need to act fast. The deadline to enter the drawing is July 31. Submitting your application is your chance to hunt world-class elk in Pennsylvania in 2017. Applications can be submitted anywhere hunting licenses are sold, or online at the Game Commission’s website, www.pgc.pa.gov. Applicants must pay a $10.90 non-refundable application fee to be included in the drawing. This year’s drawing will be held Aug. 19 in Benezette, Pa. as part of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo. The Game Commission has allocated... Read more →


New Jersey Family Ultimate Bucket List

SUMMIT, NJ, July 25, 2017 – Today, New Jersey Family, the essential source for New Jersey parents, announced its first-ever New Jersey Family Ultimate Bucket List. The list reveals our readers’ musts in and around NJ—the places New Jerseyans have to see, the attractions we need to experience and the food and drink we’ve got to try. New Jersey Family editors tallied votes from across the state to come up with 27 top picks that make up the reader-generated bucket list. “The best part of putting together this amazing list was hearing from our readers, users and followers and discovering... Read more →


Hofstra Congratulates the Class of 2017

HEMPSTEAD, NY (07/24/2017)-- About 2,100 Hofstra University students earned their undergraduate, graduate or law degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 21-22, 2017 at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Watch videos or see photos from the various ceremonies at hofstra.edu/commencement. The following local students earned their degrees: Briana Cunningham of Pennsville with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Gianna Ensminger of Marlton with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Frank Hedges of Mays Landing with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Brooke Kessler of Mount Laurel with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Julio Macario of... Read more →


Sheila Oliver Chosen to Be Phil Murphy’s Running Mate

Assemblywoman and former Speaker Sheila Oliver has been chosen to be Phil Murphy’s running mate as Lieutenant Governor this Fall. Oliver, who is from East Orange, began serving on the General Assembly in 2004. She was speaker from 2010 to 2014. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, has released the following statement: “We are glad that Sheila Oliver was chosen to be Phil Murphy’s running mate. We believe she is an excellent candidate and would be an excellent Lt. Governor. We have endorsed her in almost every election for Legislature and we support her in this role... Read more →


CNB Archives November 2008: Mount Ephraim Honors Blue Star Banner Recipients

Photo by Bill Bates BLUE STAR BANNER AWARDS -Member of the American Legion Post 150, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6262, Troop Support 08059 and Support Our Troop Effort pose with the families of Sergeant First Class Priscilla Blogojevich, Sergeant John Blogojevich, the families of Sergeant John Blogojevich, Specialist Nicholas Rabeau, Specialist Martin Coogan, and Private First Class Marcus Wild after receiving their awards at the Board of Commissioners monthly meeting. By Bill Bates Mount Ephraim News Correspondent The Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners started off the October monthly meeting by proclaiming October 2, 2008 as Blue Star Banner Day... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Trauma Center Receives National Honor

Studies show whole blood transfusion offers greater benefits for treating hemorrhagic shock (CAMDEN, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care, South Jersey’s only Level I Trauma Center, is the third academic tertiary care health system in the United States to offer whole blood transfusions for trauma patients who present with massive bleeding and hemorrhagic shock. Trauma centers are the only hospitals to offer whole blood transfusions. “Up until the 1970s, when blood began being separated and stored into separate components, whole blood transfusions were the standard practice for patients following surgery or major trauma,” explained John M. Porter, MD, head of... Read more →


NJ Won't Recognized 926-lb. Shark as a Record Breaker

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A 926-pound (420-kilogram) Mako shark caught off the New Jersey coast won't be recognized as a state record because more than one angler helped catch it. The 12-foot-long (3.6-meter-long) shark caught Saturday about 100 miles (160 kilometers) offshore beats an 880-pound tiger shark caught in 1988. But six fishermen were involved in… Read more →


NOMINATIONS FOR ANNUAL RECYCLING AWARDS PROGRAM DUE AUGUST 11

TRENTON - Nominations are being accepted for an annual recognition program to honor individuals, businesses and governments for excellence in recycling, and inspiring others to do the same, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. DEP, in conjunction with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR), annually recognizes excellence in recycling in order to highlight program successes achieved by agencies, businesses, individuals and others in keeping New Jersey communities clean and healthy. "New Jersey remains a national leader in recycling, which is a crucial component in protecting our environment," Commissioner Bob Martin said. "This program in particular brings... Read more →


Richard "Dick" J. Horan Sr., of Audubon Park, Youth Coach, Umpire, Korean War Veteran

On July 3, 2017, of Audubon Park, NJ, age 83. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor A. (nee Conroy), loving father of Kathleen Schmincke (Fred) of Oaklyn, Richard J. Horan, Jr. (Debbie) of Audubon, Jacqueline Jones (Selby) of Gloucester City and Barbara Vennell (Bob) of Bellmawr. He is also survived by his dear grandchildren Fred Jr. (Jennifer), Jennifer (Dana), Daniel (Sara), Richard III (Shannon), Selby III (Christine), Alison (Brian) Kevin (Erin) and Shauna (Kevin) and great grandchildren Emma, Valerie, Molly and Connor. Dick was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War where he served on the aircraft... Read more →


Robert H. Bennett Sr., Gloucester City Board of Education Member, Crossing Guard

On July 12, 2017, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 79. He is the beloved husband of Harriet (nee Reven), loving father of Robin Rickards, Robert H. Bennett Jr., Raymond Bennett, Peggy Greene, and James, John and Deborah Bennett. He is also survived by 10 dear grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Bob was an active and involved member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Gloucester City. He was a former employee of Kmart in Brooklawn and was a school crossing guard both for more than 20 years. He also was a member of the Gloucester City Board of Education for more... Read more →


Coast Guard saves 2 boaters near Absecon Inlet

PHILADELPHIA - The Coast Guard saved two people after their boat capsized two miles off Absecon Inlet, New Jersey, today. The Coast Guard Station Atlantic City received a report of a capsized 18-foot boat and two people in the water from the Atlantic City Police Department at 11:21 a.m. Station Atlantic City launched two 29-foot response boat crews immediately after receiving notification. Coast Guard crews rescued the two boaters from the water and transported them to EMS at Station Atlantic City at 11:52 a.m. Neither boater was reportedly wearing a lifejacket. "The fast action of the response crews at Station... Read more →


Obituary: Helen T. Hopkins, of Gloucester City NJ

On July 13, 2017 (nee Smith) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 84. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Hopkins, Sr., loving mother of Joanne Boyer (David), Michael Hopkins (Victoria), and the late Joseph J. Hopkins, Jr. (Phyliss). She is the dear sister of James Smith and Carol O’Brien. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren Daniel, Timothy, Denise, James, Joseph III, Jason, Jessica, Katie, Erin, Faith and 12 great grandchildren. Helen was very active in her husband and son’s accounting business. She was a former volunteer for the Gloucester/Brooklawn Chapter of the Deborah hospital and... Read more →


Composite Drawing of Bank Robbery Released

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Berlin Township Police Department have released a composite sketch of a man believed to have been involved in a bank robbery on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The individual entered the Fulton Bank located at 201 Route 73 in West Berlin Township around 4:15 p.m. He is described as a white male, approximately 40 years of age with long hair that is possibly brown or dirty blonde in color and was seen on surveillance footage wearing a black baseball hat, black t-shirt, khaki pants, black sneakers and carrying a dark backpack. Information from witnesses led... Read more →


NJ News Commons: THREE BLACK COPS SUE PATERSON, CLAIMING RACISM IN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Three African-American sergeants in the Paterson Police Department are suing the city in federal court over a "history of racism" in the department that they say delayed the promotion of minority officers. The Record says two officers claim the city dragged its feet when it came to their promotions, while the third officer alleges that she was denied transfers to favorable assignments because of her race. ATLANTIC CITY SOON TO BE LESS OF A GAMBLE AS TWO MAJOR PROJECTS PLAN OPENINGS Is Atlantic City poised for a comeback? Two major new developments have begun construction, investor interest is on the... Read more →


Op-ed: Christie Administration Remains Committed to Supporting Women’s Health

Cathleen D. Bennett, Commissioner New Jersey Department of Health Previous editorials have attempted to tie state funding for women’s health services to a rise in rates of Sexual Transmitted Disease (STD). Unfortunately, these editorials fail to provide a complete picture of the efforts being undertaken by the State for women’s health and the actual reasons for a national rise in STD rates. The Christie Administration has long supported vital preventive and comprehensive women’s healthcare services. The Governor’s budget includes $30 million for community health centers to support the care of uninsured and underinsured New Jerseyans with primary and preventive health... Read more →


*A Career in Law Enforcement? Prepare Now- Both Physically and Mentally

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--The Gloucester Township Police Department wants anyone interested in being a police officer to be prepared for the police academy - both mentally and physically. Early preparation will help candidates be successful as they strive to protect and serve others. Listed below are the minimal physical requirements and activities that you will be tasked with when you enter the police academy. Candidates who do not meet these minimum requirements risk being removed from the academy and/or police department. Please watch the attached training video created by the New Jersey Police Training Commission that shows you how to properly... Read more →


Women Outvoted Men Again in 2016

Women voted in greater numbers and higher proportions than men in 2016, consistent with patterns evident in all presidential elections since 1980, according to a new fact sheet from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. CAWP reported on the latest voting data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census and compared the numbers with recent presidential election years. "Women have voted in greater proportions than men since 1980, and the number of women voting has been greater than the number of men voting since 1964," noted... Read more →


Parents Beware of 'Blue Whale Challenge' Linked to Hundreds of Teen Suicides

The "Blue Whale Challenge" is a dangerous social-media game that may be linked to a image Pinterest number of suicides. WASHINGTON – Rina Palenkova was 17 in November 2015 when she posted a goodbye selfie moments before committing suicide. The photo of the Russian teen went viral internationally, bringing attention for the first time to a cruel and… Read more →


Garden Problems? Call Rutgers Master Gardeners

Are your trees, shrubs, or flowers not looking their best? Do you have a mysterious bug in your garden or home? If you have been pondering any of these questions and can’t seem to find the answers, the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County are here to help! They have a free helpline that you can reach by phone (856-216-7130) or by email (njgarden@camdencounty.com) year round Monday through Friday from 9 AM to Noon. You can also stop at their office at 1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. They welcome the chance to help you. Related articles Next Kennedy... Read more →


*YOU'RE INVITED:

Family Movie Nights at the King Street Pub

King Street Pub King and Monmouth Streets Gloucester City sponsored by Epiphany Church Come on out with your neighbors & family for a series of free outdoor movie nights this summer after the free summer concerts held at the city park. Just walk a couple blocks down to Monmouth & King streets, the outdoor movie & popcorn are free and sponsored by Epiphany Church. Other snacks & drinks will be on sale at the pub. Home baked goods are also on sale, with all proceeds going towards a benevolence fund to help local families in need. The films will start... Read more →


926- pound Mako Shark Caught by NJ Fishing Crew

A New Jersey fishing crew caught a 926-pound mako shark Saturday about 100 miles off the New Jersey Coast, possibly the largest shark caught in New Jersey history, reported NJ.com Saturday. The Jenny Lee fishing boat crew set out on Friday for an overnight fishing trip, according to a Facebook post. They were fishing in Hudson… Related articles 'Chicken salad' recall Gateway Hudson River Rail Tunnel: Missing Link Amazing Shark Facts More dead fish wash up in Monmouth County, report says Victim in Union City garbage-truck crash ID'd, report says Group: Trump official's fish ruling could harm conservation Video shows... Read more →


Smuggling Deaths: What Is to Blame?

By Mark Krikorian on July 24, 2017/https://cis.org National Review Online, July 24, 2017 In the wake of the death of 10 illegal aliens Sunday in a truck trailer in San Antonio, enforcement opponents were quick to assign blame. The League of United Latin American Citizens e-mailed a statement within hours calling for amnesty as the way to avoid such tragedies: "It also underscores the urgent need for a comprehensive solution to our country's broken immigration system." Rep. Joaquin Castro said "This represents a symptom of a broken immigration system that Congress, of which I am a part, has had the... Read more →


N.J. attorney who died while hiking took trip to celebrate cancer recovery

The missing New Jersey hiker found dead in New Hampshire last week went on the excursion to celebrate the recent strides he'd made in his battle with cancer, according to his friend. Greg Auriemma, 63, of Brick, was diagnosed with cancer a little more than two years ago and was told by doctors they "weren't sure… Read more →


Over 60,000 Petitions Demanding Fracking Ban Submitted

Groups bring petitions to doorsteps of four state governors and Army Corps in Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28 Harrisburg PA; Albany NY; Trenton NJ; Dover, DE; and Philadelphia, PA – Organizations are holding a week of press conferences to deliver petitions signed by 63,674 people calling for a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. Each day of July 24 through 28, organizations are bringing the petitions to the Governors of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware and to the Army Corps of Engineers as the voting commissioners of the Delaware River Basin Commission... Read more →