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July 2017

Rider's Joe Simone Named the PGCBL

Lawrenceville, NJ July 24, 2017– Rider University rising sophomore outfielder Joe Simone (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills) was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) by league office on Monday afternoon. Simone pieced together a strong week at the plate for the Trail Blazers, putting up .522/.538/.957 numbers over six games. His batting... Read more →


Ithaca College Students from NJ Named to Spring Semester Dean's List

ITHACA, NY (07/27/2017)-- Ithaca College congratulates students named to Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. Jamie Albrecht of Haddonfield, NJ Kristine Christiansen of Vineland, NJ Edward Goff of Medford, NJ Claire Cahoon of Monroeville, NJ Keanna Morales of Haddon Heights, NJ Rebecca Mehorter of Columbus, NJ Kevin DeLisa of Delran, NJ... Read more →


Harmony Foundation Issued Permit to Grow Medicinal Marijuana

Sixth Alternative Treatment Center Permitted to Grow in NJ The New Jersey Department of Health today issued a permit to Harmony Foundation in Secaucus, Hudson County to begin growing medicinal marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Crime Report July 12, 2017 through July 28,2017

source Gloucester City Police July 12 (10:28 am) An officer responded to Babe’s Auto on Broadway at Essex Street for a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, a company representative reported sometime over the weekend, unknown person(s) threw a brick through the windshield of a vehicle parked on the lot. The investigation... Read more →


Ithaca College Congratulates May 2017 Graduates from the State of New Jersey

ITHACA, NY (07/27/2017)-- Ithaca College congratulates all May 2017 graduates. Katharyn Lass of Cherry Hill, NJ Sarah Shultz of Bordentown, NJ William Latino of Medford Lakes, NJ Madeline Haftel of Marlton, NJ Alexander McKeen of Mount Laurel, NJ Brianna Shontz of Delran, NJ Anne Sparaco of Hammonton, NJ David Truscott of Riverside,... Read more →


GCHS Alumni Derek DeMaria Named Assistant Baseball Coach at University of Sciences

UPDATED: PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 28, 2017)Derek DeMaria, a 2013 Gloucester Catholic High School graduate, and Bellmawr resident, has been named the new Assistant Baseball Coach at Division II University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Gloucester Catholic head baseball coach Adam Tussey said Derek is a great guy and will do well in... Read more →


Major Fire in the Pines is Another Reason to Say NO to Pipelines

press release July 28, 2017 A 3,500-acre fire that started last week a spread through the Pinelands for six days. The fire became the largest in this region in the last ten years. Officials state that lightning strikes caused the fire which left acres of Pinelands burned. Fires are a natural and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Lieutenant Aaron Allan, Southport Police Department, Indiana

Lieutenant Aaron Allan was shot and killed after responding to a crash involving a vehicle that rolled over at the intersection of Maynard Drive and Madison Avenue, in Homecroft, at approximately 2:30 pm. RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime Lieutenant Allan and a Homecroft officer arrived at the scene and began to... Read more →


NJ News Commons: MAPPING NEW JERSEY'S SHRINKING SCHOOL DISTRICTS

More than half of New Jersey’s school districts have shrunk over the last six years as the population continues to move toward urban areas or out of the state altogether. Elinor Comlay of Route 40 looks at the parts of the state where the most shrinkage is occurring, and attempts to figure... Read more →


GREY NUN ACADEMY WINS “BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL IN BUCKS COUNTY”

IN BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES “BEST OF BUCKS” CONTEST School Tops Out Over Both Private Elementary and Private High Schools in the Region July 28, 2017 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy, an independent, Catholic, elementary school serving students in PreK through eighth grade, has been voted “Best Private School” in... Read more →


Recycling Awards and Recycling Poetry Contest

Recycling Awards Program - The Department promotes recycling through the annual recycling awards program that is coordinated in conjunction with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR). The awards recognize the outstanding recycling achievements of municipalities, counties, businesses and industry and individuals, as well as schools and other institutions and are presented... Read more →


20,000 FREE HOOKS TO HELP EDUCATE RECREATIONAL ANGLERS ON PROTECTING SUMMER FLOUNDER

TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection has begun distributing 20,000 free larger J-hooks to help reduce summer flounder mortalities as part of its campaign to educate the fishing public on how to safely release summer flounder that do not meet minimum size requirements. Summer flounder, or fluke, is one of New... Read more →


Trump Is Right About "Transgenders"

July 27, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue digs beneath the issue of so-called transgender persons serving in the military: President Trump's decision to ban so-called transgender persons from the military makes perfect sense: the armed forces exist to win wars—they are not a laboratory for social or sexual engineers. There is... Read more →


Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNREC’s Mosquito Control

DOVER (July 27, 2017) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is again asking for the public’s help in monitoring West Nile virus in Delaware by reporting discovery of sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the virus. West Nile... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more →