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November 2017

Cherry Hill Man Charged with Child Pornography

CHERRY HILL, NJ (NOVEMBER 30, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan reported a Cherry Hill man has been arrested and charged Thursday, November 30, 2017, with child pornography. Scott Perlman, 32, has been charged with third degree Possession of Child Pornography. The charge resulted from an investigation that was initiated on November 17, 2017. Detectives from the High Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant for Perlman’s residence on the 1700 block of Hillside Drive in Cherry Hill. Detectives located numerous digital devices which were seized from... Read more →


Thank You to Past and Present GCHS and GHS Football Players for Providing Such a Great Rivalry

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet We received a comment from an anonymous person who took us to task for giving the players from Gloucester Catholic and Gloucester High a Cheer recently in our November column for good sportsmanship. He/she said that Gloucester Catholic players taunted the players from Gloucester High and the person insinuated that GCHS players and the school administration should be ashamed of themselves for behaving so poorly. We received no other comments on the topic. The person wrote, in part, "Good sportsmanship? GC (Gloucester Catholic) had four or five unsportsmanlike conduct, sang "Na Nanna hey, hey, goodbye... Read more →


Shockwaves felt in NJ from Earthquake in Delaware

An earthquake centered 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, Delaware, hit the Mid-Atlantic region late Thursday afternoon, shaking buildings and people, but causing no apparent damage. It was the biggest tremor to strike the East Coast in six years. Read more →


Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group to hold Dec. 5 public workshop

in Lewes in conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate DOVER (Nov. 30, 2017) – In conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate, Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group will host a public workshop Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Sussex County for input about the potential for offshore wind energy and the ways that it might benefit the state. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE 19958. As with a workshop held Nov. 29 in Odessa, the Lewes workshop will begin with a briefing on the status of the Offshore Wind... Read more →


Homicide Charges Filed Against Driver in Cinnaminson Collision; 15-Year-Old Killed

Gloucester City News blog files CINNAMINSON, NJ (November 30, 2017)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that criminal charges have been filed against the driver of a stolen vehicle that crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer earlier this month on Route 130 in Cinnaminson, killing a teenage passenger. The name of the defendant is being withheld at this time because he was a juvenile when the crash occurred on November 15. He has been charged with Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), Vehicular Manslaughter (Second Degree), Eluding (Second Degree) and Theft (Third Degree). The Prosecutor’s Office is considering filing a petition to... Read more →


Toms River Quality of Life Task Force Arrest Ten in Americana Motel Raid

TOMS RIVER, NJ --On November 22,2017 the Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team, along with the Townships Quality of Life Task Force, executed two search warrants at the Americana Motel; 925 Route 166. One of the search warrants was for the manager’s office and pertained to an ongoing narcotics investigation. The operation led to the arrest of ten individuals for warrants and offenses ranging from possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances to Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances. A fire inspection was also conducted by the Bureau of Fire Prevention and the motel was found to be in violation of several fire... Read more →


25% OF NJ TRANSIT RAIL MANAGERS LEFT OVER 2 YEARS

A quarter of NJ Transit’s rail managers left the agency in the two years before the deadly crash at Hoboken Terminal, Curtis Tate reports for The Record. The railroad reported the turnover to the Federal Railroad Administration in documents The Record obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request. Tate writes: “The list backs up public testimony from former agency officials who say a drain of institutional memory from the country's third-largest commuter agency may have contributed to operational and safety problems.” MENENDEZ SEEKING CHANGES IN TRUMP TAX LEGISLATION Calling President Donald Trump’s tax proposal a “hit job” on New Jersey,... Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY:

NYC HEARING ON MONUMENTS WAS DISTURBING; MOVE TO REMOVE COLUMBUS MONUMENT?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent public hearings held by the New York City panel authorized to assess the propriety of controversial monuments on public grounds: On November 27, the New York City Mayoral Commission on Art, Monuments, and Markers completed its hearings; they were held in all five boroughs. I testified on Thanksgiving eve, in Manhattan. What I witnessed was disturbing. The hearing was scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Although I signed up online to speak, I got to the assigned venue at 9:10 a.m., hoping to enhance my chances of speaking. The guards I spoke... Read more →


Pennsylvania Establishes New Apprenticeship Program

Supported Through Tighter Clawback Provisions on Job Creation Programs Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that will enable more Pennsylvania employers to develop the specialized training their workers need to close skills gaps in the workplace, while also providing rewarding career pathways for students and adults. “The expansion of our apprenticeship programs provides Pennsylvania companies and our workforce with a competitive edge,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “The creation of this new program reinforces our commitment to providing job seekers with hands-on training and helps... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU Team Recognized During Prematurity Awareness Month

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (November 30, 2017) – The staff of Gloucester County, NJ’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), located at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, was honored and thanked by the March of Dimes South Jersey Chapter in late November as part of National Prematurity Awareness Month. Premature birth is the number one killer of infants in the United States; in 2016, one out of every 10 newborns was premature. The Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU team was recognized for all it does to support mothers and premature babies. Pictured, from left, are: Lynn Stites, RN; NICU Nurse Manager Julia Burke; March... Read more →


HEALTH ALERT: More Than a Dozen People in 3 Counties May Have Been Exposed to Rabid Kitten

NJDOH reminds residents to protect themselves and their pets More than a dozen people in three New Jersey counties may have been exposed to a kitten who tested positive for rabies at the New Jersey Department of Health lab on Nov. 28. Any individuals or animals that may have been in contact with this kitten between Nov. 13 and Nov. 23 should contact their local health department and consult a medical or veterinary health care provider to determine if rabies exposures occurred. On Nov. 12, a stray kitten was found and adopted in Edison, and the owner received rabies post-exposure prophylaxis... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Majority of NJ Residents Think Menendez Should Resign

ClearysNoteBook Blog files While disgraced Senator Bob Menendez’s bribery trial ended in a hung jury, New Jersey voters have made up their mind that it’s time for Menendez to go. A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today finds that just 26% of New Jerseyans think Menendez should be reelected if he runs for another term. Even more worrying for the Senator, who was tried on federal charges of bribery, conspiracy, fraud and other corruption related charges, 49% think Menendez should resign from the Senate. It’s clear that Menendez has lost the trust of New Jersey voters and will have a steep hill... Read more →


Riverton's Molly Foster Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

BATON ROUGE, LA (11/29/2017)-- Molly Foster of Riverton, New Jersey, recently was awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi--the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Foster is one of 25 students nationwide to receive the award. Currently a junior majoring in painting at Arcadia University, Foster will use the grant to study abroad at Accademia University in Florence, Italy. The selection process for a study abroad grant is based on the applicant's academic achievement, campus and community service, relation of travel to academic preparation and career goals,... Read more →


Mass of Warm Rock Rising Beneath New England, Rutgers Study Suggests

Newswise — Slowly but steadily, an enormous mass of warm rock is rising beneath part of New England, although a major volcanic eruption isn’t likely for millions of years, a Rutgers University-led study suggests. The research is unprecedented in its scope and challenges textbook concepts of geology. “The upwelling we detected is like a hot air balloon, and we infer that something is rising up through the deeper part of our planet under New England,” said lead author Vadim Levin, a geophysicist and professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. “It is not Yellowstone (National... Read more →


Sherman College Announces Summer 2017 Dean's List Includes Two Residents from New Jersey

SPARTANBURG, SC (11/29/2017)-- Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Donofrio, D.C., A.C.P., is pleased to announce the students included on Sherman College's Dean's List for grades earned during the summer 2017 academic quarter. Dean's List students have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the quarter. Local students from the area include : Michael Fox of Hainesport (08036) Stephanie Scarpa of Marlton (08053) Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina,... Read more →


OFFENSIVE CHRISTMAS FARE EXPLODES

a homosexual nativity scene in Los Angeles Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the rash of offensive Christmas fare: It’s not even December, and the Christmas haters are already out in force. In addition to those who want to censor Christmas, such as the D.C. Metro Area Transit Agency, there are those who prefer to trash the Christian holiday by using obscene sex-themed depictions. There is a homosexual nativity scene in Los Angeles, courtesy of comedian Cameron Esposito, that has caught the eye of many; it features two Josephs. We looked to find a homosexual depiction of the birth of... Read more →


CNB January 2013 Archives: The Party of Lincoln?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Posted 01/08/2013 | AMAC Authors, In The News, Opinion By Jedediah Bila Yesterday on Fox News, I heard an excellent monologue by Neil Cavuto, thoughts he shared about the Republican Party after seeing Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” He said what needed to be said, that the Republican Party has lost its way. I couldn’t agree more. Cavuto stated: It doesn’t make sense that a party that defined itself providing opportunity for all now gets bested by another party pushing government for all. How the heck did that happen? How did a party founded by disgruntled northern white Protestants and... Read more →


Essex County Man Sentenced To 79 Months In Prison For Fall 2016 Bank Robbery Spree

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark man was sentenced today to 79 months in prison for robbing five banks in October and November 2016, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Jermaine Mason, a/k/a “Asim Harris,” 40, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini to an information charging him with five counts of bank robbery. Judge Martini imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, Mason robbed the following banks on the dates set forth below: Bank Location Date Kearny Bank Harrison Oct. 21, 2016 PNC Bank... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s Washington Township, NJ, Physical Therapy Department Wins “Best Of” Award

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (November 30, 2017) — Jefferson Health’s Washington Township Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PT) Department won a “Best of Washington Township” Award in the category of “Physical Therapy” in the recent “Best of Washington Township” contest run by the Greater Washington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Township Times newspaper. Members of the PT Department, shown here with Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli (sixth from left),were on hand for an awards ceremony held November 28th at Wedgwood Country Club in Turnersville, NJ. Readers of the Washington Township Times submitted hundreds of ballots to cast their votes for the best... Read more →


Kennedy Health Alliance Celebrates New Practice Opening

Cherry Hill, NJ (November 29, 2017) – The new Kennedy Health Alliance Cherry Hill General Surgery & Specialties practice celebrated its Grand Opening with a special reception on November 29th. The office – located in the new Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital – houses several medical specialties, including: General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Breast Surgery, Gastroenterology and Vascular Surgery. Shown here are several physicians who will practice at the new office and their supporters, as surgeon Larry Cohen, DO, cuts the ribbon at the opening celebration. Read more →


Pennsylvania Revives Solar Initiatives to Boost Clean Energy Jobs

November 29, 2017 Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf touted the commonwealth’s commitment to the advancement of solar energy and clean energy job creation by emphasizing the importance of two recent announcements and two ongoing initiatives that will help ensure Pennsylvania remains at the forefront in competing for good paying clean energy jobs. “We all have long known that the future of our country and our commonwealth’s energy economy will include a robust renewable energy sector,” said Governor Wolf. “In Pennsylvania, we are making sure that the benefits of increased renewable jobs, a cleaner environment, and a growing renewable economy... Read more →


A Day With Glass Eels

by Deanna Gambino, Hourly Fisheries Technician Bureau of Marine Fisheries November 29, 2017 NOTE: This article is one in the series, A Day In the Life Of a Marine Fisheries Hourly. Figure 1 Finally, it was time for my first day in the field. Before heading out, we checked that the van had all the necessary gear - waders, dip net, thermometer, meter stick, buckets, tote, brush and ropes. Since a subsample of the collected glass eels (baby American Eels) get brought back to the lab each day, those eels must be taken and released back into the field the next... Read more →


Drug Dealer Charged with Homicide in Death of Marlton Customer

MARLTON, NJ (November 29,2017)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Evesham Township Police Chief Christopher Chew announced that a Lawnside drug dealer has been charged with homicide for causing the death of a Marlton customer to whom he sold heroin in September. Jimmy Flakes Jr., 40, of the 100 block of Ashland Avenue in Lawnside, was taken into custody yesterday at his residence and charged with Strict Liability for a Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand... Read more →


Letter to the Ed: Reject the Robin-Hood Reverse Schemes

Friend, This week in Washington the GOP is working to pass the Trump tax scam -- which is a huge tax hike for New Jersey families that they are trying to pass off as some sort of deal. Don’t be fooled by their spin. Working families will pay thousands of dollars more so the rich can get richer. This is unacceptable. Sign on if you want to stop massive tax hikes in New Jersey. Trump is pushing to slash taxes for people who have private jets while middle-class families are worrying about making ends meet, paying medical bills, and putting their... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: Deer, Bear, Small Game Hunting In December

November 29, 2017 The week of December 4-9 may be the busiest week of the year for hunters in New Jersey: the concurrent Six-day Firearm Deer and Black Bear hunting seasons (Segment B) open Monday 1/2 hour before sunrise; the Permit Bow season continues in zones governed by Deer Regulation Sets #4-8, and the Permit Shotgun and Permit Muzzleloader seasons are open for antlerless deer only in zones governed by Regulation Sets #6-8. Some migratory bird seasons continue. The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife recommends hunters consult the 2017-18 Hunting Digest (www.njfishandwildlife.com/dighnt17.htm) for specific information on all seasons. Deer Regulation... Read more →


Lack of Communication Puts Older Adults at Risk of Clashes Between Their Medicines

Newswise — ANN ARBOR, MI – Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get – or seek – enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely. That lack of communication could be putting older adults at risk of health problems from interactions between their drugs, and between their prescription drugs and other substances such as over-the-counter medicines, supplements, food and alcohol. The new results, from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, show that only about one in three older Americans who take at least one prescription drug have talked to anyone... Read more →


South Jersey Men Charged with Operating Prostitution Ring

HARRISBURG PA (November 29, 2017)— Two men who coerced six victims into prostitution with the false promise of easy money and then used drugs, violence and threats to control them have been arrested for human trafficking. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office worked closely with the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies to build the prostitution and trafficking case. Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear” Schiff, 50, coerced six women into a forced servitude as prostitutes in a human trafficking ring that operated in Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties and southern New Jersey from 2014 until October 2017. Crowell... Read more →


Coast Guard conducts out of water inspection on NYC ferry; Declared Safe for Passenger Use

NYC Ferry "Urban Journey" near the 59th Street Bridge (Queensboro Bridge) on the east side of Roosevelt Island (courtesy of https://www.vesselfinder.com) NEW YORK (November 29, 2017)---- Today the Coast Guard completed an out of water inspection on the ferry Urban Journey, hull number H201, one of 10 New York City commuter ferries in the 200-series fleet. After completing a detailed inspection of the vessel’s hull, the Urban Journey was declared safe for continued passenger operations. Underwater hull inspections were conducted on all other vessels in the 200-series fleet and no structural concerns were identified. Significant hull corrosion was recently identified on... Read more →


Two Shot in Camden City, One Man Dies

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (November 29, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a shooting last night which resulted in the death of a Lawnside man. Camden County Police responded on November 28, 2017 at approximately 7:20 p.m. to 1100 block of Atlantic Avenue in the city in reference to a ShotSpotter activation and 9-1-1 calls for a shooting. When officers arrived, they located two victims, a 28-year-old Camden man, and Stanford Brown, 30, of Lawnside, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Both individuals were transported to Cooper University Hospital. The 28-year-old was treated and later... Read more →


Collingswood Man Convicted of Sexual Assault

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (November 29, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey announced that a Collingswood man has been convicted of sexual assault. A jury found Jason Wagner, 46, guilty of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault today after a three-week trial. Wagner was also convicted of second degree Sexual Assault, second degree Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault, second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, third degree Attempted Sexual Assault, third degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact. At the trial, Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Grace MacAulay presented evidence and testimony showing Jason Wagner sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy on... Read more →


LVC Students from New Jersey Attend Leadership Conference

ANNVILLE, PA (11/29/2017)-- More than 100 Lebanon Valley College students attended the College's seventh annual Leadership Conference on November 5. This year's theme was "People, Purpose, Passion." Local students who attended included: Brenden Rafanello of Delran (08075), a graduate of Delran High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in actuarial science at The Valley. Marissa Del Tufo of Hammonton (08037), a graduate of Hammonton High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley. Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts. The College offers 41 undergraduate... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY:

Final tab for Obama Family Vacations Released; Plus Trump's family Vacations Costs Included

First lady Michelle Obama wears a hijab while President Obama visits Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta in 2010 (Photo: Screenshot/CNN Turk) Judicial Watch announced Monday it obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force and the Secret Service in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and two FOIA lawsuits for travel expenses by… Read more →


MURPHY CONFIDENT LAWMAKERS WILL PASS MILLIONAIRES TAX

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says he fully expects the Legislature to pass a millionaires tax, even though enthusiasm seems to be softening among some Democratic leaders. State Senate President Steve Sweeney has said he would reconsider his support if Congress enacts federal corporate and income tax cuts while repealing the federal deduction for state and local property, income and sales taxes, Nicholas Pugliese reports for The Record. STATE MAY HAVE TO REPAY $600 MILLION IN MEDICAID MONEY New Jersey could be forced to repay more than $600 million to the federal government in Medicaid funding. An audit, released Tuesday by the U.S.... Read more →


FBI searches Jersey Shore wildlife area for boys who disappeared in 1975

FBI agents combed a wildlife refuge area along the Jersey Shore in Stafford Township on Tuesday as part of a decades-old missing persons case involving two boys who were roommates, officials said. ... . Steven Anderson, 17, and David Williams, 12, went missing in April 1975 from the New Lisbon State School in Burlington County. The boys, who both had developmental disabilities, wandered off into the wood ... Read more →


NJ Democrats Not Sold on Murphy's Plans for Legal Weed and Millionaire Tax

They're two of the biggest priorities Phil Murphy wants to tackle after he is sworn in as New Jersey's next governor in January: raising taxing on millionaires and legalizing recreational marijuana. But Murphy has run into some pushback from his fellow Democrats who lead the New Jersey Legislature -- the people he'll have to work with to get anything done over the next four years. Read more →


Retired Educators Top List Of Highest Pensions In Pennsylvania « CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new report on pension costs in Pennsylvania shows retired educators collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars. Among the top recipients is a former Penn State University administrator who pleaded guilty to charges connected to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Traditionally pensions are calculated by taking a look at the state employee’s highest average salary over three years. It also takes years of service into consideration. The top 20 highest pensions in the state earn more than $215K per year in benefits. That amount is so large that it has to be paid by two plans because it exceeds... Read more →


Pennsylvania Remediates Three Former Industrial Sites

November 28, 2017 Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Montgomery, Luzerne, and Allegheny counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties. “The benefits of the ISRP are twofold, not only removing harmful chemicals and contaminants from these sites and protecting our environment, but also making them ready for new occupants,” Governor Wolf said. “Having these sites ready for business is a significant attraction when companies are looking to relocate or expand here.” The ISRP provides loans and grants... Read more →


Slim Randles Home Country: Here's To Coffee

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Slim Randles “Ahhh! Coffee!” said our resident cowboy, Steve, raising his cup at the philosophy counter. “Let’s raise our cups to whichever Brazilian came up with this stuff.” Very slowly, Herb Collins stood with his cup of coffee there in the midst of culture and education at the Mule Barn truck stop. “Actually, Steve,” Herb said, in his most professorial tone, “his name was Kaldi. He lived in Ethiopia.” And here Herb grinned fiendlishly at Steve. “And he was a sheepherder!” “No way, Herb!” “The truth, cowboy, nothing but the truth. In fact, it wasn’t so much... Read more →


Tyler Skye Named to ECAC All-Tournament Team

ANNVILLE, PA (11/27/2017)-- Tyler Skye of Bridgeton, N.J., is one of four Lebanon Valley College men's soccer players named to the ECAC All-Tournament team as the reigning ECAC DIII Men's Soccer Champions defended their crown by defeating Rutgers-Camden 3-2 to capture their second-consecutive ECAC Title on November 19. Skye, a graduate of Cumberland Regional High School, is pursuing a bachelor of music in audio and music production at Lebanon Valley. Tyler Skye was named the tournament MVP. LVC began its ECAC trek back on Nov. 11 when the Dutchmen blanked John Jay by a 3-0 score to advance to the Second... Read more →


RFP Released for New Funding Available for Trenton Neighborhood Rental Developments

The state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for nonprofit and for-profit developers to take advantage of $4.5 million available to create projects in the Trenton neighborhoods of downtown, Hanover Academy, Mill Hill or the Train Station that incorporate market-rate rental housing as part of an overall urban revitalization strategy. The funds, which are being provided as gap financing, come from the Downtown Living Initiative Program and will be available in the form of a zero percent non-amortizing loan. The minimum number of project rental units is 10, and only one project will be awarded per... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Highlights of Proposed 2018-2019 Fish Code Regulation Changes

October 2, 2017 New Jersey's Fish and Game Council (Council) and the DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife are proposing amendments to the 2018 - 2019 Fish Code. The proposed amendments will be published in the October 2, 2017, New Jersey Register, initiating the sixty-day public comment period which will end on December 1, 2017. (See the Notice of Rule Proposal at www.nj.gov/dep/rules/notices/20171002a.html for a link to the full proposal.) The Fish Code governs when, by what means, at which locations, in what numbers, and at what sizes, fish, and certain turtles and frogs may be pursued, caught, killed, or possessed... Read more →


Smart-Growth Policy Priorities Well Represented on Murphy Transition Team

Among those named to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy's transition team are 15 experts who have a current or prior affiliation with New Jersey Future, a sign that the priorities of the incoming administration will include some of the key issues outlined in New Jersey Future's gubernatorial blueprint. Named to leadership roles on the transition team are: Henry… Related articles These are the races to watch on Election Day 2017 Democratic election sweep is lousy anniversary gift for Trump Fulop BBQ in Paramus has critics grumbling Democrat Phil Murphy wins NJ governor race, vows to push back vs Trump Christie mocks 'misguided' Murphy... Read more →


A Guide to New Jersey's Most Colorful Real-Life Mobsters

by Seth Ferranti Major federal busts of the Bonanno and Gambino families earlier this month and the DeCavalcante family in 2015 suggest there’s there’s still a fair amount of Mafia activity in New York and New Jersey. But it's nothing on the scale of 40 or 50 years ago, when taking kickbacks from made guys was just how mayors got things got done. La Cosa Nostra diminished over time for a variety of reasons, from better law-enforcement to cultural assimilation to bloody infighting to changing economics. But even as the mob’s time-honored rackets started to run dry and The Sopranos convinced... Read more →


Retired and investing with friends or family? Think hard, and then think again

Thinking of investing with friends or family? Take a huge step back — and consider the story of Ron Smith and his daughter Lynn Byrne of Doylestown, Pa. Smith and Byrne invested and lost roughly $230,000 in a physical therapist's startup small business — and got no help from regulators. Smith, 82, and his daughter, 53,… Read more →