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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 eye doctor Salomon Melgen. 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 state Department of Health. 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 was granted two tickets following his nomination for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, he had little... 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 leader? McLane Company's foodservice distribution center in Burlington is looking for qualified candidates to join our warehouse team. Apply now and ROLL WITH US. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING: ? This position is responsible for... 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 of Cherry Hill (08003) Louis Whitney of Edgewater Park (08010) Sarah Dellorco of Haddonfield (08033) Karl Rohrbach of Lumberton (08048) Alexandra McNamara of Marlton (08053) William Phillips of Marmora (08223) Nathaniel Cromie of Medford... 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 in the Taylor Woods Apartment complex. The request came when Jennifer’s father had been unable to reach his daughter for almost two days after he spoke with her Thursday evening about a fight that... 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 his left. Steve shoved his hat back and looked at his dear friend. “Now Doc,” he said, “I don’t think you should talk that way. You see, the guys and I think you’re about... 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 4,000 cases of the flu this season, with more than 1,000 new cases in the last two weeks, according to the Health Department. MERYL STREEP, STEVIE VAN ZANDT VOTED INTO NJ HALL OF FAME... 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 prosperity to the American people. A healthier economy means a healthier America, and we look forward to more such success in the coming year, including through reforms to make healthcare more affordable and accessible... 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 Harbor Township Police for sexually assaulting two minor children. Scott was charged with three Counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, two Counts of Sexual Assault and two Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.... 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 along with $3,350 in cost recovery for the Department’s investigation. DuPont operates the Experimental Station, a research and development facility, at 200 Powder Mill Road in Wilmington. Components of the facility include a hazardous... 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 of Cherry Hill Aaron Zucker of Cherry Hill Samuel Amon of Cherry Hill Sarah Evenosky of Cherry Hill Shari Bodofsky of Cherry Hill Ashley Hiester of Atco Kayleigh Scott of Haddonfield Seth Krivchenia of... 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 a car and head ... 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 thousands of fans who will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the biggest sporting event of the year. HSI has been a constant presence at the Super Bowl for many years, having formed an effective... 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 that may be useful in tracking the progression of PD and could serve as biological targets for the development of new drugs. “Advancing treatments for Parkinson’s disease is hampered by insufficient understanding of biological... 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 U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court to an information charging her with one count of wire fraud. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Martinez... 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. D’Souza joins the museum after serving as Associate Director of Development at United Way of Miami-Dade and previously leading some of Miami’s most prominent non-profits and community organizations. In her new role at the... 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, 2018, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an eight count indictment against Ismael Martinez, 33, of Egg Harbor Township, for the possession of CDS with the intent to distribute and the maintenance and operation... 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 Jan. 28, 2018 and charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor in Newark federal court.... 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 erosion from storms. "This project is designed to have the multiple benefits of restoring beaches that are economically vital for shore tourism and storm protection while making it safe for boaters to again use... 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 Darrow Pictured Below - Allyson Velez looks to Kylar Coughlin Kylar Coughlin drains a 3 pointer 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 that is unmatched by any other place of its size in the nation. In 1776, the town hosted General Lafayette, and other notables of the Revolutionary War, during the famous "Battle of Gloucester." In... 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 traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819... 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 Brook, Ill.-based Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. on Jan. 18 launched the $18.4 million project that is utilizing sand from the southern portion of the inlet to repair beaches and dunes in Holgate... 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 HE WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a 12-term Republican congressman from Harding Township, announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election, Politico.com reports. Frelinghuysen, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee,... 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 there. Instead, the editorial says that “Current law tries to accommodate both, but the far right has stirred unfounded fears that religion (and Christianity in particular) is under assault, and that people of faith... 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 Management as a Senior in the fall and is a graduate of Paul VI High School Sinead Bauer of Delran, N.J. (08075), studied Occupational Therapy as a Freshman in the fall and is a... 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 of the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City will be private and held at the convenience of his family. 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 Maria. Atlantic City Electric joins with its Exelon sister utilities – BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco – to help repair the local electric system and restore service to customers on the island.... 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 from Pemberton, N.J. and assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after some 20 years of military service. (image courtesy of Pinterest)... 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 student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester. Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy-educating students in spirit, mind... 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 led by Arthur Reynolds, Ph.D., at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, followed the 30-year progress of 989 children who attended the Child-Parent Centers (CPC) program in inner-city Chicago as preschoolers. Their findings appear in... 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 Dec. 17, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label] 36-lb. cases containing six 6-lb. bags of “Member’s Mark Casa DI BERTACCHI ITALIAN STYLE BEEF MEATBALLS” with a “Best if Used By... 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: same bars and barbed wire,… 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 Archdiocese in 1998. The friars also served on the faculty of La Salle University during that time. Staffing will initially consist of four friars: two of them will work in the parish as the... Read more →