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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 selecting product and loading trucks (i.e., moving product between the loading dock and the warehouse... 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 (08055) Kayla Marcucci of North Cape May (08204) Victoria Adriano of Sewell (08080) Nicolette Barranger... 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 occurred between her and Shane Whipple earlier that day. When officers arrived at Jennifer Whipple’s... 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 the most adequate fella we know. Why, some of us are still here because of... 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 Actress Meryl Streep, musician Stevie Van Zandt and author Harlan Coben are among the 16... 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 for all Americans. “The President also deserves tremendous credit for his leadership in addressing the... 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. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit arrested Scott after a several month long... 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 waste incinerator and hazardous waste storage pads. As a result of its operations, the DuPont... 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 Cherry Hill Julia Weikart of Haddon Heights Emily Davidson of Voorhees Samantha Shera of Voorhees... 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 partnership with the National Football League. This year, led by St. Paul Special Agent in... 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 networks; drugs aimed at seemingly promising therapeutic targets fail in clinical trials,” said NIH Director... 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 Brooks was the owner and proprietor of a consulting company called DMart127 LLC, which provided... 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 Frost Art Museum FIU, she will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual fundraising... 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 of a CDS facility located at Clayton Mill Apartments in Absecon. Martinez is indicted on... 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. According to the complaint: Rihan was a business partner of Simon Curanaj, 63, of Yonkers,... 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 Little Egg Inlet," said David Rosenblatt, DEP's Assistant Commissioner for Engineering and Construction. "We look... 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 1773, Betsy Griscom was married to Gloucesterite, John Ross, at Huggs Tavern. Thus became the... 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 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college... 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 and Beach Haven. The inlet is a major thoroughfare for recreational and commercial fishing boats... 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, is the second Republican congressman from New Jersey to announce his retirement, joining Frank LoBiondo,... Read more →