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January 2018

Federal Prosecutors Will Drop Bribery Case Against NJ Senator Bob Menendez

TRENTON, N.J. — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they would drop their bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, days after a judge acquitted the New Jersey Democrat of several charges. Prosecutors, citing the judge's decision, said they would move to dismiss the grand jury indictment of Menendez and his co-defendant, Florida... Read more →


First NJ Flu Death This Season is a 4-Year-Old Girl

Officials have confirmed that a 4-year-old girl was the first flu-related death in New Jersey this season, which some experts believe could be one of the worst on record. The girl, who lived in Central Jersey, died in December and had not been vaccinated, according to Dawn Thomas, spokeswoman for the... Read more →


Eagles Player Invites Released Killer to Super Bowl

As a 45-year-old recently released convicted murderer, Kempis Songster is not the most obvious choice to be a guest at the Super Bowl, where A-list celebrities and VIPs rub shoulders with fans paying up to $3,000 a ticket. ... up to $3,000 a ticket. But when Philadelphia Eagles veteran Malcolm Jenkins... Read more →


HELP WANTED: Warehouse Worker, $17.90 Hourly

Gloucester City News blog files McLane Company, Inc Gloucester City, NJ 08030 USA Compensation $17.90 Hourly Warehouse- McLane Company Our warehouse teammates have energy, enthusiasm and a passion to problem-solve and we're looking for more of it. Are you looking for a fast-paced job and a great team with an industry... Read more →


NJ Students Named to Hartford University Dean's List

WEST HARTFORD, CT (01/30/2018)-- CORRECTION of a recent Dean's List story that included some incorrect student names and did not include first-year students who made our Dean's List. The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the Dean's List for Fall 2017. Katarina Konefsky... Read more →


Winslow Township Man Charged with Killing his Aunt

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ--Shane Whipple, 27, of Berlin (Winslow Township) was charged with killing his aunt, Jennifer Whipple, whom he had been living with for more than a year. Jennifer Whipple’s father called Winslow Township Police on January 27, 2018 and requested officers perform a well-being check on her at her residence... Read more →


Slim Randles Home Country: New Year's Resolutions

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet There’s nothing like New Year’s Resolution to make a guy feel completely inadequate, thought Doc as he sat and sipped coffee at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop’s coffee shop. In other words, thinking central. He happened to mention this to Steve, sitting on... Read more →


FLU CLAIMED LIFE OF 4-YEAR-OLD IN NJ, OFFICIALS CONFIRM

Health officials confirmed that the flu was the cause of death for a 4-year-old girl, making her the first New Jerseyan to lose her life to the illness this winter, NJ.com reports. The girl, who lived in Central Jersey, had not been vaccinated, officials said. The state has seen more than... Read more →


Statement from HHS Secretary Azar on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC (January 31, 2018)--On Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: “I commend President Trump for delivering a speech that celebrated the economic boom we have seen under his leadership, which has brought new opportunity and... Read more →


CNB CRIME: PLEASANTVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 2 CHILDREN

MAYS LANDING – A Pleasantville man is charged with multiple counts in connection with the sexual assaults of two children, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Sherron Scott, 32, of Pleasantville, New Jersey was arrested on Friday by members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victim’s Unit and Egg... Read more →


DuPont Experimental Station Cited for Hazardous Waste Violations; Fined $53,600

DOVER, DELAWARE (Jan. 30, 2018) – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to the DuPont Experimental Station for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing hazardous waste, with DuPont ordered to pay a penalty of $53,600... Read more →


NJ Residents Among Muhlenberg College Dean's List for Fall 2017

ALLENTOWN, PA (01/29/2018)-- Muhlenberg College students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for their academic achievement and named to Dean's List for Fall 2017. Local students receiving this recognition include: Shannon Beachem of Wall Township Lior Algrably of Cherry Hill Sarah Vetesi of Cherry Hill Isabel Kaufman... Read more →


A Road Trip to the Super Bowl Would Be Expensive

A road trip to the Twin Cities for this weekend's Super Bowl will cost you. ... and Philadelphia Eagles will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. "You say, 'Hey, we're here in Wisconsin. There's a Super Bowl five hours away,'" Lamoreaux said. Why not grab a few buddies, pile into... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: ICE is at Super Bowl 52

Why is HSI at the Super Bowl? As the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles prepare to battle for the right to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy as Super Bowl LII champions, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) will be playing its best defense to protect the... Read more →


NIH launches partnership to improve success of clinical trials for patients with Parkinson’s disease

The National Institutes of Health is teaming with government, biopharmaceutical, life science and non-profit organizations to overcome obstacles and increase success for advancing promising treatments for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Part of the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP), AMP PD will focus on identifying and validating promising markers of disease called biomarkers... Read more →


Political Consultant Admits Wire Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – A political consultant from Essex County, New Jersey, today admitted her role in a fraud scheme related to contracts with the Newark Watershed Development Corp. (NWCDC) and kickbacks to officials there, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Dianthe Martinez Brooks, 42, of West Orange, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before... Read more →


NJ NATIVE NATASHA D'SOUZA CHIEF DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR MIAMI'S FROST ART MUSEUM

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, the Smithsonian Affiliate in Miami, announces the appointment of the museum’s new Director of Development, Natasha D’Souza, a renowned development expert with more than 15 years of fundraising leadership experience and a portfolio that exceeds $7 million in annual giving.... Read more →


EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP MAN INDICTED FOR OPERATING DRUG PRODUCTION FACILITY

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an indictment against an Egg Harbor Township man on multiple drug charges including possession of approximately three kilograms of heroin and also maintaining and operating a drug production facility, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. photo Ismael Martinez On January 24,... Read more →


New York Man Arrested For Role In ‘Shotgun’ Loan Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bronx, New York, man is charged with carrying out a scheme to use bogus information and simultaneous loan applications at multiple banks to fraudulently obtain home equity lines of credit, a practice known as “shotgunning,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Saoud “Sam” Rihan, 57, was arrested... Read more →


DEP LAUNCHES PROJECT TO REPAIR BEACHES ON LONG BEACH ISLAND

Southern Long Beach Island project area (photo provided) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Coastal Engineering has launched a major project utilizing sand dredged to create a safe boat channel for Little Egg Inlet to repair beaches and dunes on southern Long Beach Island that have sustained significant... Read more →


LadyLions Coughlin drops 21 2nd half points

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Janaury 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City High School girls posted a 45 - 37 win over visiting Wildwood tonight as the Lions Senior Kylar Coughlin poured in 21 second half points while Freshman Allyson Velez added 11 of her 15 points in the first half. Photo Courtesy of Bruce... Read more →


CNB Cheers and Jeers Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018

UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet CHEER-Gloucester City, N.J. is celebrating its 150th anniversary of its incorporation this year. The city was founded in 1623 and was incorporated in 1868.Gloucester City is said to be the eight oldest community in the United States. It is rich with a historical heritage... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Norwich University Dean's List

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (Grassroots Newswire) January 30, 2018 – The following students from your readership area have been recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall 2018 semester: * Madison Laura Miller, Deptford (08096) * Billy Dexter Vick, Sewell (08080) Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates... Read more →


NJ SIERRA CLUB: DEP LBI Dredging Dune Plan Will Not Work and Make Things Worse

Jeff Tittel, Director\New Jersey Sierra Club The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Coastal Engineering has launched a major project utilizing sand dredged to create a safe boat channel for Little Egg Inlet to repair beaches and dunes on southern Long Beach Island that have sustained significant erosion from storms. Oak... Read more →


CHRISTIE JOINS ABC AS CONTRIBUTOR, APPEARS ON ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’

Former Gov. Chris Christie made his debut as an ABC News contributor this morning with an appearance on “Good Morning America” in which he talked about the abrupt departure of the deputy director of the FBI and what he expects to hear in tonight’s State of the Union address. FRELINGHUYSEN SAYS... Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY: MAKING CATHOLIC HOSPITALS ILLEGAL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a demand that Catholic hospitals be made illegal: An editorial in today’s New York Times posits a conflict between religion and healthcare, abortion being the main focus. “Freedom of religion is essential—and so is access to health care,” it says. It should have stopped... Read more →


NJ Residents Among Those Named to Dean's List At Alvernia University

READING, PA (01/29/2018)-- The following students have been named to Alvernia University's Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits. Ryan Aleszczyk of Merchantville, N.J. (08109), studied Sport... Read more →


Obituary: Russell (Moose) D. Cogill III of Gloucester City

On January 24, 2018, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 38. He is the beloved son of Pamela and Russell D. Cogill, Jr., loving father of Russell D. Cogill, IV and Cheyanne McGinness, dear brother of Joseph Cogill (Mary Beth) and beloved uncle of Stella Mary. Russell’s funeral services, under the direction... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Sending Crews to Help Restore Power in Puerto Rico

Mutual Assistance Response from Exelon Utilities Will Accelerate Power Restoration Efforts MAYS LANDING, NJ (January 29, 2018) – Atlantic City Electric is sending crews, equipment and expertise, adding even more resources to help restore power in Puerto Rico as part of ongoing response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and... Read more →


Pemberton National Guard Soldier Retires from Military Service

LATHAM, NY (01/29/2018)-- Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard, marking their end of service to community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Michael Malave... Read more →


Haddonfield's Tirzah McMillan Named to Springfield College Dean's List

SPRINGFIELD, MA (01/29/2018)-- Springfield College Recognizes Dean's List Students for the 2017 Fall Semester. Springfield College has named Tirzah McMillan of Haddonfield, NJ (08033) to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2017 term. McMillan is studying Communication/Sport Journalism. Criteria for selection to the dean's list requires that the... Read more →


Graduates of early childhood program show greater educational gains as adults

(JANUARY 29, 2018)--Students who participated in an intensive childhood education program from preschool to third grade were more likely to achieve an academic degree beyond high school, compared to a similar group that received other intervention services as children, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers... Read more →


CONSUMER ALERT: Rich Products Corporation, of Vineland Recalls Frozen Beef Meatball Items

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2018 – Rich Products Corporation, a Vineland, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,420 pounds of beef meatball products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat (RTE) frozen beef meatball items were produced on... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Generations of Philadelphia families are in prison together

As the bus rattled toward the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution-Graterford, Jorge Cintron Jr. could barely contain his excitement. Though the journey had been 14 hours, most of it in shackles, he wasn't close to tired. To the other weary inmates in mustard-yellow "D.O.C." jumpsuits, what loomed ahead was just another prison:... Read more →


DOMINICAN FRIARS TO BEGIN SERVICE AT SAINT PATRICK PARISH IN PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 29, 2018)--The Dominican Friars of the Province of Saint Joseph will begin service at Saint Patrick Parish in Philadelphia on July 1st, 2018. The Dominicans, also known as the Order of Preachers, most recently served at Holy Name of Jesus Parish (Philadelphia) for nearly a century, leaving the... Read more →


HALL-OF-FAMER AND COACH CHRIS MARTIN TO BE FEATURED SPEAKER AT UNSUNG HEROES DAY

Chris Martin CHERRY HILL, NJ (January 30, 2018)--The Albert Carino Boys Basketball Club has announced that Unsung Heroes Day will be Wednesday, February 7th at the Crowne Plaza, Route 70 and Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill starting at 11:30 A.M. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and may be made by calling Jack Mongulla, Vice... Read more →


Obituary | Thomas E. Fennimore of Glendora, formerly of Mt. Ephraim

Thomas E. Fennimore, on January 27, 2018, of Glendora, formerly of Mt. Ephraim. Age 64. Beloved father of Jessica and Stacey Fennimore. Step father of Michael Pennell. Loving grandfather of Kareem Jr., Braiden, and Angelo Simmons. Son of Doris and the late Earl. Faithful companion of his four legged friend Baxter.... Read more →


Villas Resident Arrested for Allegedly Distributing Heroin; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of Richard Johnson, age 36, of the Villas section of Lower Township NJ for the distribution of a Heroin on January 25, 2018. This arrest was the... Read more →


Two Wildwood Crest Residents Arrested for Allegedly Selling Heroin

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (January 29, 2018)-- - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Wildwood Crest Police Chief Joseph McGrath announce the arrest of two Wildwood Crest residents, Christopher Clegg, age 27 and Kelsey Hagerthey, age 23 for the distribution of Heroin on January 24, 2018. This... Read more →


Bookkeeper Indicted for Allegedly Stealing $109,000 from Hardware Supply Company

HAINESPORT, NJ (January 29, 2018)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that an employee in the billing department of a hardware supply company in Hainesport has been indicted on charges of stealing nearly $109,000 from the company over a 13-month period. Cortney R. Brucee, 32, of the 600 block of Francois... Read more →


EPA Expands Scope of Hudson River Cleanup Analysis

New York, NY (January 29, 2018) – Today, Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will evaluate, in close coordination with the State of New York, approximately 1,800 sediment samples taken in 2017 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) from the Upper Hudson... Read more →


*Benefits of Distant Tuition You Couldn't Think Of

CNBNews Staff To be or not to be, this is a question for many students, who consider the possibility of studying through distance learning. This article will reveal all the key issues of this matter. Over the years, distance learning in various forms helped realize the educational aspirations of students who... Read more →


New Jersey Residents Among Students Named to University of Hartford Dean's List

WEST HARTFORD, CT (01/24/2018)-- The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the Dean's List for Fall 2017. Alicia Morally of Cherry Hill 08002 Katarina Konefsky of Cherry Hill 08003 Nicole Kibbe of Delran 08075 Rose Finizio of Haddon Township 08107 Karl Rohrbach of... Read more →


46 Year-Old Winslow Township Woman Found Dead; Authorities Investigating

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (January 29, 2018)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Township Police Chief George Smith reported the body of a woman was discovered on January 27, 2018. Winslow Township Police responded to the Taylor Woods Apartment complex in Berlin Township for a requested wellness check on Jennifer Whipple... Read more →


Obituary | Carol Gorham of New Hampshire; formerly of Brooklawn, NJ

Carol Gorham on January 25, 2018 of New Hampshire; formerly of Brooklawn. Age 78. Beloved mother of Carol Wlodarczyk (Steve), Raymond Gorham, Jeanine Corey (Patrick) and Rayann Gorham. Loving grandmother of Carol Helveston, Steven Wlodarczyk, Raymond and Steven Gorham, Ryan McManus, Derik and Celso Santiago, Erin Foskitt, and Kaitlin Corey. Dear... Read more →


U.S. REP. SIRES BOYCOTTING STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

When President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union Address on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Albio Sires of West New York will not be in attendance, NJ.com writes. "The congressman is not attending the State of the Union because many of his constituents are offended by the president's rhetoric and... Read more →


For Eagles and Super Bowl LII, it's already been a long, strange trip

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles will step off a plane in Minneapolis Sunday afternoon, a mere 187 days removed from the start of their 2017 training camp. One-hundred-seventy days will have passed since their preseason opener, 139 days since their regular season began with a 30-17 victory over the Washington Redskins at... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: Murphy is Helping New Jersey to Fight Climate Change

TRENTON, NJ (January 29, 2018)--Today Governor Murphy is signing an Executive Order to put New Jersey back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a ten-state regional compact to reduce climate change, air pollution and fund clean energy projects. Governor Christie pulled us out of RGGI without consulting the... Read more →


Rowan Captures the 2017-18 NJAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championship

EWING(January 27, 2018)—The Rowan University men’s swimming & diving team captured the 2017-18 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship with a 167.5-132.5 road win at rival TCNJ on January 27. The victory gave the Profs their second straight conference title and their 15th overall since 1972-73. Due to the fact that the... Read more →


Rowan Claims the 2017-18 NJAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship

EWING (January 27, 2018)—The Rowan University women’s swimming & diving team claimed the 2017-18 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship with a 220-77 victory at rival TCNJ on January 27. The win gave the Profs their second straight conference title and their 11th overall in program history. Due to the fact that... Read more →