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February 2018

Coughlin Scores 19 as Lady Lions Down Salem

Gloucester City High School Senior Kylar Coughlin netted 19 points in a 35 - 23 Group 1 Quarterfinal matchup with Salem, The win moves the Lady Lions into a SJ Group 1 Semi Final against 6 seed Woodbury Game time is 4:00 Friday in the Gloucester Fieldhouse Photo Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured below Gloucester Senior Kylar Coughlin and Meghan Ferry Pictured Below Gloucester Freshman Aylson Velez Read more →


REPORT: ANTI-SEMITIC INCIDENTS IN NJ ROSE 32% IN 2017

A report released Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League says the number of anti-Semitic incidents in New Jersey increased by 32 percent in 2017, compared with the previous year, MyCentralJersey.com reports. New Jersey had the third highest number of incidents in the country, behind New York and California. Bergen County had the most incidents in New Jersey with 40, up from 28 in 2016. MURPHY CREATES JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Tuesday creating an economic advisory panel modeled on the federal government’s Council of Economic Advisers, NJ Spotlight writes. The 12-member Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council will use data to analyze economic trends and conditions to help guide Murphy’s administration in such areas as job creation and job retention. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver will be a member of the council. SUBWAY LINK BETWEEN NEW YORK AND NJ TO GET A LOOK The Port Authority,... Read more →


Edgewater Park Man Shoots Wife, Then Takes Own Life Inside Residence

EDGEWATER PARK TOWNSHIP, NJ (FEBRUARY 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Department Chief Gene J. Di Filippo announced that an Edgewater Park man shot his wife multiple times before taking his life inside of their residence early this morning. Edgewater Park Township police officers responded to the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue just after 1 a.m. and found Michelle Moses-Martin, 46, outside with gunshot wounds to her chest. Her husband, 57-year-old Gregory Martin, emerged briefly onto the front porch of their residence before going back inside. Members of the New Jersey State Police Technical Emergency and Mission Specialists Unit made entry into the house at approximately 3 a.m. and discovered that Gregory Martin had committed suicide with a firearm. Michelle Moses-Martin was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where, after undergoing surgery, she is listed in critical but stable condition. News reports that a... Read more →


Judge Sides With Trump in Challenge to Mexico Border Wall

February 27, 2018BIANCA BRUNO FILE – This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File) SAN DIEGO (CN) – A federal judge in San Diego sided with the Trump administration Tuesday, finding the federal government has the authority to waive environmental laws to speed up construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Acknowledging the “heated political debate” over President Donald Trump’s aim to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel wrote in a preface to his 101-page order he “cannot and does not consider whether underlying decisions to construct the border barriers are politically wise or prudent.” Perhaps reinforcing his identity as an American born and raised in Indiana – despite Trump calling Curiel a “Mexican” and questioning his ability to fairly preside over the Trump University class action in San Diego – Curiel... Read more →


SJ Field Hockey Team Raises $800 for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Twp

Glassboro, NJ (February 28, 2018) – For the second year in a row, the Glassboro Intermediate School girls’ field hockey team made a very special donation to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Township, NJ. The team raised $800 in honor of Glassboro High School teacher and cancer survivor Michele Keating, who, in 2015, received treatment at the facility, which was then called Kennedy Cancer Center. In 2016, the girls also donated $600 in honor of Ms. Keating. The girls’ field hockey coach, Gloria Byard, is a retired Glassboro High School teacher and former colleague of Ms. Keating. The money raised, presented to the organization’s development department – the Kennedy Health Care Foundation – will go toward the Cancer Center’s Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund, which helps oncology patients struggling to pay bills or in need of transportation during treatment. Pictured with the field hockey team are, from... Read more →


Lawsuit: 100,000 Noncitizens Registered To Vote In Pennsylvania

CNBNewsnet files Shadow voters. Via Washington Times: More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems. The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state “for decades.” But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg. “For months, Pennsylvania bureaucrats have concealed facts about noncitizens registering and voting — that ends today,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. He said Pennsylvania had already admitted to a “glitch” dating back to the 1990s that had allowed noncitizens applying to renew driver’s licenses to... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Voorhees Police Chief Appreciates Residents for Participating in Forum

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our stakeholders and community members for participating in our recent School Safety Forum at the Voorhees Middle School. The forum produced productive and meaningful dialogue that we will be reviewing over the coming weeks to identify ideas, concerns, and solutions that were brought up by our community members and stakeholders to enhance and/or complement our robust existing school security programs. The members of the Voorhees Police Department strive to provide superior protection and safety for all of our service population. Providing these services cannot be achieved without collaboration, training, and ongoing dialogue with our school districts, staff, students and their families. I would ask parents/guardians to have conversations with their children on the importance of taking school security drills seriously. We also encourage everyone to report any suspicious activity, comments, social media activity, vehicles, and people immediately by calling 911... Read more →


3 MEN DETAINED ON 97-COUNT INDICTMENT FOR DRUGS, WEAPONS, GANG ACTIVITY

MAYS LANDING (February 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Superior Court heard the last of the State’s motions to detain three males and one female charged under a 97-count indictment charging distribution of narcotics by members and associates of the South Side Mob criminal street gang, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Umar Salahuddin, 25, of Pleasantville, Isaiah Cooper, 28, of Pleasantville, Tariq Tucker, 26, of Mays Landing and Kiona Dorsey, 22, of Pleasantville, with possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute, distribution of those substances, money laundering and conspiracy to commit those crimes. The indictment also charges Umar Salahuddin, Isaiah Cooper and Tariq Tucker with gang criminality, and Salahuddin and Cooper with unlawfully possessing multiple firearms and other weaponry, including an assault rifle; multiple large capacity magazines, a drum magazine compatible with semi-automatic assault weapons and machine guns; and hundreds of rounds of ball... Read more →


Two Suspects Arrested for Dumping on Delaware's State Wildlife Areas

KENT COUNTY (Feb. 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police concluded multiple investigations into illegal trash dumping on state wildlife areas with the recent arrests of two downstate men in separate incidents. On Feb. 18, Ibis A. Ayala, 33, of Dover, (left photo)was charged with four counts of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste on the Division of Fish & Wildlife-owned Woodland Beach Wildlife Area near Smyrna and one count of driving with a suspended or revoked license. Ayala had previously been issued a criminal summons by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Feb. 9, 2018 for one count of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste on a different Fish & Wildlife-owned property in Kent County. Ayala was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover, where he pled guilty, was fined $652, including... Read more →


FBI Seeks Fugitive Wanted in Connection with Hell's Angels Motorcycle Gang Investigation

WHITE PLAINS, NY—The FBI Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in connection with an investigation into the Hell’s Angels outlaw motorcycle gang operating New Rochelle, New York. Agents and U.S. Marshals are searching for Christopher Slightam, who was released on bail after being arrested and charged in February 2017 on federal RICO and narcotics conspiracy charges. Slightam pleaded guilty and was ordered to surrender to U.S. Marshals in July 2017, but he failed to appear. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Slightam. Slightam is a white man, with blue eyes, and a short brown hair in a buzz cut. He was last seen with a short goatee and mustache, although he may have changed his appearance to avoid capture. Agents believe he may be in the Hudson Valley... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY: South Jersey Democrats Move to Protect Bistate Tax Deal with Pennsylvania

Walt Whitman Bridge across the Delaware River links Gloucester City with Philadelphia. New Jersey's constitution makes Gov. Phil Murphy one of the most powerful state executives in the country, but a group of Democratic lawmakers from South Jersey wants to take away some of that authority, all in the name of preserving their region's hard-fought economic gains. Read more →


Bishop Sullivan Orders Priests to Read Pro-Amnesty Letter to South Jersey Catholics

By The Staff _ Governor Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) restored millions of dollars in Planned Parenthood funding last week, providing a new windfall for the Garden State branch of America's largest abortion provider. Read more →


CSE starts Institute for Couples Therapy Education

Morristown, NJ – The College of Saint Elizabeth has started an Institute for Couples Therapy Education (ICTE) which will provide training and educational opportunities to N.J. licensed psychotherapists and doctoral students in the College's Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology program. The Institute represents a partnership between the N.J. Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NJCEFT) and the Department of Psychology at the College to advance the mission of working with underserved populations with an emphasis on social justice in the field of mental health. The Institute can provide both APA-sponsored Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists, licensed mental health professionals including LPCs, and MFTs. In addition, because of the College's regional accreditation, social workers can receive approved CE for any workshop in which they participate. "This is an exciting opportunity for the College to provide a much-needed service to the community," said Michelle Barrett, CSE associate professor and co-director of the program.... Read more →


Child Sexual Exploitation Ring; Collaborative Law Enforcement Efforts Dismantle Conspiracy

FBI press release In late 2015 through early 2016, vulnerable girls as young as 14 and 16 were being exploited as part of a sex trafficking ring run by a group of conspirators in Ohio and Indiana. But thanks to a joint law enforcement effort conducted by the FBI-led Toledo Child Exploitation Task Force, the ringleader of the conspiracy as well as the other six participants were eventually brought to justice and sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms. The case started in December 2015, when the Lima (Ohio) Police Department began investigating allegations of human trafficking and forced prostitution involving a juvenile victim. One of the Lima officers who originally interviewed the victim was also a member of the Child Exploitation Task Force. That officer—based on his previous task force experiences—understood that the interstate aspects of the case made it a good candidate for federal jurisdiction, which often results in... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: CWD MANAGEMENT AREA TO BE ANNOUNCED

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled a press conference to announce the new Disease Management Area that will be established in response to chronic wasting disease being detected at a Lancaster County deer farm. The press conference is scheduled to be held Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Game Commission’s headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. The Game Commission plans to livestream the press conference on its YouTube channel, where it also will remain posted to view at later times. Following the press conference, Executive Director Bryan Burhans also will be participating in a Facebook Live video to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD, which is always fatal to deer, elk and other cervids, first was detected in Pennsylvania in 2012 at a captive deer farm in Adams County. It has been detected among free-ranging deer in two areas of the state. In areas where CWD is detected in... Read more →


Philadelphia Union Welcome Levi’s® As Club’s Proud Style Partner

Union first in MLS and one of three clubs in the world to engage in unique partnership with Levi’s®, joining French powerhouse Paris St. Germain as well as Germany’s St. Pauli CHESTER, Pa. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Philadelphia Union and Levi’s® today announce a unique partnership that will see the iconic clothing brand become the Proud Style Partner of the Philadelphia Union. Levi’s® will outfit the Union front office on game days, providing staff with a variety of looks that complement the Union brand – the first such arrangement with any brand in the league. The Union are just one of three clubs to work alongside Levi’s® for this type of partnership, joining France’s Paris St. Germain and Germany’s FC St. Pauli. “As we aim to redefine the Union brand, Levi’s® stood out as the perfect partner to help bring our unique fashion and style to life,” states Doug Vosik,... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing: Premier Outdoor Show is Thursday thru Sunday, March 1-4

Welcome to the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo in Suffern, NY, home of the Northeast's Premier Fishing, Hunting and Travel event. The show that just keeps getting better - over 2 million have made their way though the doors of the Rockland Community College to see what's arguably one of the top shows in the country. Whether your passion is freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing or hunting, you'll find it all here within easy reach of most of the tri-state area. Book trips to destinations from around the globe, compare and buy boats, see the latest hunting and fishing gear and then buy it from local independent retailers, learn from nationally recognized celebrities and local experts, buy newly released and hard to find products to get the upper hand on your buddies ........ it's all here! Kayaks, Boats, Fishing, Hunting, Travel, State Fish and Game, Taxidermy, Celebrities and so much more... Read more →


6-time Deported Illegal Alien Wanted for 1996 Aggravated Homicide in Mexico Deported Again

EL PASO, Texas — An illegal alien wanted for aggravated homicide in Mexico, and who has been previously deported six times, was deported again Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Gonzalo “El Chano” Juarez-Limon, 48, was turned over to Mexican authorities at the international boundary on top of El Paso’s Stanton International Bridge. He is wanted in Mexico for the 1996 murder of Manuel Monrroy Islas, according to a Mexican arrest warrant. Since 1999, Juarez-Limon has been removed from the United States six times. In December 2007, he was convicted of illegally entering the United States. He was twice federally convicted for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported: May 23, 2007, and Jan. 10, 2018. Depending on an alien’s criminality, an alien who re-enters the United States after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by... Read more →


Delaware's Parks & Recreation fee season takes effect in state parks on March 1

DOVER (Feb. 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware’s state parks that entrance fees will be in effect starting Thursday, March 1 through Nov. 30, 2018. Revenue generated from park entrance fees is used to manage 16 state parks and more than 26,000 acres of state park lands. Delaware’s state parks are primarily self-funded, with 65 percent of revenue to operate and maintain the parks generated by park users. The revenue is used for trail maintenance, environmental and recreational programs, visitor amenities, guarded beaches, management of campgrounds, cabins, and more. Daily park entrance fees for vehicles registered in Delaware are $4 at inland parks and $5 at ocean parks. Fees for out-of-state vehicles are $8 at inland parks and $10 at ocean parks. Where fee attendants are not on duty, visitors should deposit the daily fee in the self-registration envelopes provided at park entrances... Read more →


The Cross and the Light

HATBORO, PA (CNBNewsnet)--Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to attend the critically acclaimed Lenten production of The Cross and the Light, the larger-than-life, multi-sensory experience centered on the period of time surrounding Christ’s Passion through Pentecost. Thursday, March 8, 2018 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 10: a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saint John Bosco Parish 215 East County Line Road Hatboro, PA 19040 (Bucks County) The Cross and the Light presents the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus using Broadway-caliber video arts, acting, music, and singing. Environmental Projection technology is used to project incredible video imagery onto the walls of the church. The musical first opened in Detroit’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in 2011. Upon consecutive 3-week runs with multiple sold out shows and a total attendance of over 22,000 in 2011 and 2012, The... Read more →


Learn South Jersey History in Winter Edition of ‘SoJourn,’ Magazine

Galloway, N.J. (February 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – What could a Frenchman, a dog, a bottle of brandy and George Washington possibly have in common? The answer can be found in the fourth edition of SoJourn, Stockton University’s journal of South Jersey history, culture and geography. This issue features stories and pictures on the beauty of Elizabeth C. White’s famed Pine Barrens garden at Whitesbog, the ghost town of Calico, and the twist and turns of history and myth-making in South Jersey. SoJourn is a collaborative effort of local historians, Stockton students, and the South Jersey Culture and History Center (SJCHC). SoJourn 2.2 is produced by the SJCHC with student interns working with center Director Tom Kinsella and Assistant Director Paul W. Schopp. It is available at the Stockton University Bookstore, Second Time Books in Mt. Laurel, the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center gift shop and Amazon. The Journal can also be purchased... Read more →


TENSIONS RUN HIGH IN NJ SCHOOLS SINCE FLORIDA SHOOTINGS

Since the massacre at a school in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed, tensions have been running high in New Jersey schools, The Record reports. Dumont High School was placed on lockdown Monday after police became aware of a threat posted on social media. In Nutley, two juveniles were arrested over the weekend after a threat was reported to Abundant Life Academy. And in Mahwah, parents were notified that an elementary student, fearful of an earlier threat, had brought an airsoft gun to school. The Mahwah police chief says a surge in threats and false alarms is common after a school shooting. MURPHY TALKS GUNS AND GATEWAY AT WHITE HOUSE Gov. Phil Murphy joined other governors at a meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday where the discussion focused on gun safety, NJ.com writes. Trump used that forum to promote his plan to arm teachers in schools. In... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic ice hockey holds off St. Augustine in Non-Public playoffs, advances to semis

SEWELL -- If the Gloucester Catholic and St. Augustine boys ice hockey teams played 10 times, they'd probably all be one-goal games with the results split evenly. The series' latest battle Monday afternoon was the fourth meeting between the schools in five weeks. Read more →


Rasheed Coleman of Bridgeton Charged with Forgery and Theft by Deception

CNBNewsnet files BRIDGETON, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Rasheed Coleman, age 36, of Bridgeton was charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office today (2/26/18) with five counts of forgery and a charge of theft by deception, specifically by falsifying time sheets while in a transitional program for injured workers. Coleman had been injured while employed by Industrial Staffing Services Inc., a New Brunswick NJ based firm, and this resulted in workers compensation through ReEmployAbility, a national provider of return-to-work and transitional employment programs. Coleman volunteered for Transition2Work, in which he was placed with a nonprofit and assigned light duty while earning wages from Industrial Staffing Services. While assigned to the Pitman chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Coleman was required to submit timesheets signed by a supervisor. In an investigation, it was determined that the timesheets he submitted had hours he did not work and that no supervisor’s signature was obtained. The GCPO, in partnership... Read more →


Pitman (52) at Gloucester (46), NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 Tournament, First Round

Boys Basketball Luke Castagna tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead ninth-seeded Pitman to a 52-46 victory over eighth-seeded Gloucester in the first round of the NJSIAA South, Group 1 tournament in Gloucester City. Read more →


Gloucester Catholic girls basketball on a roll heading into tough playoff bracket

Whether it's Lisa Gedaka earning her 600th career coaching victory, junior superstar Azana Baines finishing the season as the South Jersey Times area scoring champ, or the 17-1 record in the last 18 games, it’s hard to the deny Gloucester Catholic is firing on all cylinders heading into the state tournament this week. Read more →


Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ to Host Family Breakfast for Those Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey will host the Third Annual Breakfast for Families and Communities Impacted by Opioid Abuse. The event is co-sponsored by Parent-To-Parent, King’s Crusade, Victory Bay Recovery Center, Burlington County Commission for Healthy Communities and the Community Alliance Network of Camden County. Speakers will include: Special Agent-In-Charge Tim McMahon, Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina Michael Schwartz, President, Health Solutions Network Angelo Valente, Executive Director, Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 28 (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) Aloft Mount Laurel Hotel, 558 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 The Breakfast for Families and Communities Impacted by Opioid Abuse continues the conversation on the opioid epidemic gripping the state with people and representatives of communities most affected by the crisis. ### Best known for its statewide anti-drug advertising campaign, the Partnership for a Drug-Free... Read more →


Suspect Arrested in Gloucester City for Trying to Lure a Minor for Sexual Activities

Heriberto Rivera, Jr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--For the second time in a week, the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTC) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office arrested an adult male for attempting to lure a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activities. Heriberto Rivera, Jr., 31, of Oaklyn, believed he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl he met online, however, he had actually been sending sexually explicit messages to an undercover HTC Detective from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. When Rivera arrived at the agreed location in Gloucester City on February 23, 2018, he was met and arrested by law enforcement officers. Heriberto Rivera, Jr., who worked at Wal-Mart, was charged with second degree Luring, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell. Rivera was also charged with Attempted Criminal Sexual Assault, Attempt to Endanger the Welfare of a Child, Attempted... Read more →


DRIVER RUNS OFF ROADWAY, STRIKING TWO VEHICLES AND RESIDENCE IN LOWER TOWNSHIP

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On February 23rd, 2018 at approximately 1318 hours the Lower Township Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle crash that had just occurred on Seashore Road just south of Tabernacle Road in the Erma section of Lower Township. A multi-agency response was activated with assistance from Erma Fire Department, AtlantiCare Medics, as well as Lower Township Rescue. Upon arrival to the crash scene Lower Township Police made contact with one vehicle. A red in color Mitsubishi hatchback was observed off of the roadway with heavy front-end damage, airbag deployment, and the driver still inside. The driver, later identified as Rita M. Tester, a 77 year old female of the North Cape May section of Lower Township was evaluated by rescue personnel and ultimately transported to the hospital for further assessment of minor injuries. Crash investigation determined the vehicle was traveling South on Seashore Road before leaving... Read more →


Lastest Report: Megyn Kelly Is Tanking Ratings, Killing Employee Morale

Flagging Nielson ratings have plagued NBC's "Today" show since early last fall, when former Fox News evening anchor Megyn Kelly joined the peacock's team. In the critical 25-to-54-year-old demographic, Kelly's 9 a.m. slot has taken a 30 percent hit since the same time last year, Page Six reported this weekend. The 10 a.m. slot has also… Read more →


Florida: a tightwad's paradise that draws residents from high-tax New Jersey

A recent ad in the Wall Street Journal featured an artist's rendering of a luxury condo complex in Miami. Underneath it read, "Live in the Land of Sun and fun - and no state income tax." The ad went on to note that recent federal tax reform greatly restricted the deductibility of state and local taxes… Read more →


MURPHY NOTIFIES RGGI GOVERNORS OF NJ'S COMMITMENT TO REJOINING CLIMATE-CHANGE COMPACT

TRENTON (February 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) - Following up on his pledge to advance New Jersey as a national leader in addressing global warming, Governor Phil Murphy has formally notified governors of states that belong to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of his administration's commitment to rejoining the regional climate-change compact. "As a founding member of RGGI, New Jersey is eager to rejoin your state as a partner in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving the health of residents, and growing the economy in our region," Governor Murphy wrote in a letter sent last week to the governors of nine RGGI states in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The 2005 memorandum of understanding that established RGGI requires member states to agree to the admission of another state as a member. The Governor notes that he has instructed the Department of Environmental Protection and Board of Public Utilities to open discussions with the... Read more →


Newest Data Shows Childhood Obesity Continues to Increase

Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. -- Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable. Three decades of rising childhood obesity continued their upward trend in 2016 according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers. The findings, which appear Feb. 26 in the journal Pediatrics, show 35.1 percent of children in the U.S. were overweight in 2016, a 4.7-percent increase compared to 2014. “About four years ago, there was evidence of a decline in obesity in preschoolers,” said Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Ph.D., lead author and associate professor of population health sciences, who is also a member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). “It appears any decline that may have been detected by looking at different snapshots in time or different data sets has reversed course. The long-term trend... Read more →


Adam McCarraher of Lower Township Guilty

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced that on February 20, 2018, Adam McCarraher, (24) years of age from the Villas section of Lower Township, New Jersey, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance, specifically Sublingual Suboxone, Burprenorphine a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance. A jury of McCarraher’s peers returned a guilty verdict agreeing with the State’s proofs after a one-week trial was complete. McCarraher is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6, 2018. On August 27, 2015, the Cape May County Correctional Facility conducted an investigation of Controlled Dangerous Substances being surreptitiously brought into the Counties Correctional Facility under the direction of McCarraher. Through a thorough investigation conducted by members of the Correctional Facilities Investigations Unit it was discovered that the Controlled Dangerous Substance Suboxone, was placed into mail that would be delivered to the jail and... Read more →


DNREC announces the Point at Cape Henlopen to close March 1 for 2018 beachnesting season

The Oyster Catcher courtesy of http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/ LEWES (Feb. 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation today announced that the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, will close beginning Thursday, March 1, for the benefit of threatened and endangered beach nesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns, and other species. The nesting habitat on the ocean side will reopen Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. DNREC’s Divisions of Parks & Recreation, Fish & Wildlife, and Watershed Stewardship have been working together since 1990 to implement a management plan to halt the decline of beachnester and migratory shorebird populations. The Point has been closed annually since 1993. “We appreciate the public’s cooperation in this effort,”... Read more →


*Ways to Give Up Smoking Cigarettes - A Few Options

CNBNews graphics (CNBNewsnet)(February 27, 2018)--The intention of this post is to talk about some of the alternatives and different techniques to stop smoking tobacco you have available to you. If you're reading this write-up you most likely already realize how difficult it really is to stop cigarette smoking. It is on the list of most difficult practices to get rid of, and smoking has become the most habit-forming materials that can be bought. Pretty much 70% of current people who smoke desire to quit but just cannot do it. They fight, a few last a couple of months, some just a few day, but they sooner or later get back where they started off, asking yourself how you can eventually give up smoking cigarettes. Here are some alternatives you might like to take into consideration: The Pure Nicotine Patch/Gum This can be great for those people who are significantly hooked... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Trout Stocking

General Stocking Information For reference, the full 2018 spring stocking schedule ​is available online. In addition to this page, the Department of Natural Resources Fishing & Boating Services posts stocking updates ​on Facebook and Twitter and through its email news service. Lastly, anglers may also call 800-688-3467 and press option #1 to get a recorded weekly update when stocking is in process (usually updated on Fridays). Put-and-take areas have a five-trout limit and specific spring closures depending on location. Consult the Maryland Fishing Guide for closure dates and special management area restrictions. The daily limit in areas (that are not put-and-take or special management areas) is two trout with no minimum size and no closed season, except in special trout management and put-and-take areas. Preseason Trout Stocking​​ Preseason trout stocking is currently underway, the following table lists all locations stocked with trout. The Fall Stocking Summary​ shows what areas were... Read more →


Villas Man Arrested for Allegedly Distributing Methamphetamine and Heroin

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of Decarlo Fleming, age 49, of the Villas section of Lower Township NJ for the distribution of Methamphetamine and Heroin on February 23, 2018. This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Lower Township Police Department Detective Division. Decarlo Fleming was arrested on February 23, 2018, during the execution of a Court authorized search warrant at his residence on Greenwood Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township NJ. Seized during this investigation were over 100 bags of heroin and over half of an ounce of Methamphetamine. The combined street value of the suspected drugs seized is approximately $8,000. As a result of this investigation, Decarlo Fleming was charged with... Read more →


The 2018 Keys and Sword Event

photos of the outside and inside of the cathedral courtesy of http://cathedralphila.org/ PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The 2018 Keys and Sword Event, an annual fundraising effort of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will benefit the Sacred Heart Free Cancer Home run by the Hawthorne Dominican Sisters in Philadelphia. Ten percent of the net income from the event will go to this organization with the remainder of the proceeds supporting ministries of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. This year’s goal is $300,000. Friday, June 29, 2018 6:30 p.m. (Cocktails) 7:30 p.m. (Dinner) The Logan Philadelphia Hotel One Logan Square Philadelphia, PA 19103 The Keys and Sword event is an award ceremony honoring Catholics who demonstrate outstanding fidelity to the Church and the Gospel. Revitalized in 2017, it offers the opportunity for members of the Catholic community to... Read more →


Route 1 congestion relief project cuts travel times by 50 percent

NJDOT to make the program utilizing the shoulder as a travel lane permanent (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the Route 1 congestion relief project utilizing the shoulder as a travel lane during peak travel times in South Brunswick has cut commuting times by 50 percent and relieved congestion through the area. As a result of the pilot project’s success, the Department is in the process of making this program a permanent improvement to Route 1. “NJDOT prides itself on this type of out of the box thinking,” NJDOT Acting Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “Traffic and congestion are a serious problem in New Jersey, especially along the busy Route 1 corridor.Working together, the Department and local officials developed an innovative and cost effective solution thatimproves safety and travel times on Route 1 that all motorists can appreciate.” The pilot project, which began in June 2017,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Mark J. Baserman Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Mechanicsburg, PA (February 26, 2018)CNBNewsnet--Sergeant Mark Baserman succumbed to injuries sustained when he was attacked by an inmate at State Correctional Institute-Somerset on February 15th, 2018. The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, attacked Sergeant Baserman as he sat the officer's desk in a housing unit's day room. Earlier in the day, Sergeant Baserman had confiscated a towel being used by the inmate to obscure his bunk. The inmate punched Sergeant Baserman in the head numerous times then continued to kick him in the head after he fell to the ground. Another officer who came to Sergeant Baserman's aid was also attacked before the inmate was subdued. Sergeant Baserman was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries. Sergeant Baserman had served with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for 11 years. source Officer Down Memorial Page Related: CNB Crime Blue Line Read more →


SURVIVORS OF FLORIDA MASSACRE BRING GUN MESSAGE TO NJ

Four survivors of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., joined a rally in Livingston on Sunday to urge action on gun control, The Record reports. Harris Jaffe, 16, a Parkland sophomore who was born in Livingston, told the crowd at Temple B'nai Abraham that his “whole world flipped upside down” because of the Feb. 14 shooting. Meanwhile, students at Ann Street School in Newark sent more than 1,200 hand-painted hearts to Parkland to greet the high school students when they return to class today, NJ.com writes. NEWARK PASSENGER OPENS JETLINER’S EXIT, DELAYS FLIGHT A passenger who boarded United Airlines Flight 1640 from Newark to Tampa on Sunday evening, opened an emergency exit door and used the inflatable slide to leave the plane, WNBC reports. The 25-year-old passenger was arrested and the flight was delayed for more than five hours. Another United flight, from Newark to... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE ED: Union Members Under Attack

Today in the United States Supreme Court, our freedom to negotiate better pay, benefits and job security as union members was under attack. This morning, the justices heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case brought by powerful corporations who want to rig the economy and destroy our ability to come together in a strong union. Click here to see what this case is all about and how it will impact you. Send a message to the CEOs and their political cronies that you will never quit fighting for your union. Working people and their allies will not be silenced. On Saturday, in cities and communities from coast to coast, tens of thousands of people participated in a Working People’s Day of Action. We marched and mobilized, speaking with a powerful voice about fixing the rigged system and giving everyone the freedom to negotiate for a better life. We... Read more →


JoAnn P. Strickland, of Gloucester City; Semper Fidelis 204 Marine Corps Detachment Ladies Aux

On February 24, 2018. Age 64. Of Gloucester City. (nee Bradshaw) Loving wife of 40 years to the late Thomas E. Strickland. Loving mother of Matthew T. Strickland and Jessica L. Maciolek (Matthew). Cherished grandmother of Jeremey Joseph Maciolek and Madison Lee Maciolek. Beloved sister of Irene M. Schorejs, Donna Mayol, Thomas P. Bradshaw, the late Thomas Conklin and the late Joseph R. Bradshaw. Dear sister-in-law of Lena Taylor (Frank), Jean Racine (Fred), the late Alex Strickland (surviving Cynthia) and the late Charles Strickland. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. JoAnn was a graduate of Gloucester High class of 1971. She was a longtime member of the Semper Fidelis 204 Marine Corps Detachment Ladies Auxiliary in Wenonah, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday morning, March 1st, from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral... Read more →


Gloucester City Resident Detains Burglar Until Police Arrive; Suspect Needed Medical Care

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police and the K-9 unit was summoned to Amon Avenue on February 18 at 11 PM for a reported burglary in progress. According to the crime report Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo, along with Ptl. Joe Eller responded to a residence on Amon Avenue for a reported burglary in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined the resident heard a noise in his rear yard and went outside to investigate. Once outside, the resident found a male suspect stealing property from his rear porch and detained him until officers arrived. James G. Wilson (27), a resident of the 300 block of Bergen Street, was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, possession of burglar tools and criminal mischief. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment before being lodged in Camden County Jail. In other matters, 2/15 (6:51 am) Cpl. Bill Lessig was... Read more →


Guest Opinion: For PSEG, a windfall. For us, the shaft...LOVE YOUR MONEY!

CNB graphic files PSEG is poised to win a massive subsidy to keep its nuclear plants open, paid for by surcharges on our electric bills of up to $3 billion over the next decade. Committees in both houses approved it Thursday. Consumer groups are screaming bloody murder, and so are environmentalists, manufacturers, small businesses -- and basically everyone in… Read more →


Royal Farms Gloucester City NJ is Open. Photos and Video Commentary | 42 Freeway

By MARK MATTHEWS/www.42freeway.com GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The third Royal Farms convenience store has opened in South Jersey, in Gloucester City. The location is on Rt 130 (South) where Market Street crosses over. Many remember this location as the Gloucester Inn or the Holiday Inn. They took over half of the property, demolishing two of the four hotel buildings in the process. The other two stores currently open are in Magnolia and Bellmawr. The East Greenwich store is set to open in 6 weeks (More on that to come). This short post includes a couple photos, and some general video commentary from me (Mark) on Royal Farms and convenience stores in the area. I may have actually talked more about the Philadelphia Flyers. 🙂 For those not aware, Royal Farms is a Convenience store and Gas station, very very similar to our Super Wawas. Both stores offer gas, food, drinks, snacks…... Read more →


AMAC: Just as He Was: Billy Graham Goes Home

By Collaborative Correspondent Reflecting over the amazing arc of his ministry, the Reverend Billy Graham wrote, “I know that my life will soon be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven.” On Wednesday, his wait was over. Nine months shy of his 100th birthday, America’s pastor went to enjoy the one thing he cared most about: eternity. An ordinary man with an extraordinary calling, Billy Graham was as comfortable in the halls of power as he was in the mud huts of Africa. To both, the message was the same: Jesus died for your sins, repent, and give your life to him. A living, walking manifestation of the Great Commission, no man was more willing to carry the gospel to willing hearts. The times may have changed, but Billy Graham did not. Through the world’s... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Brotherly (And More) Love Stars In New VISIT PHILADELPHIA Ad Campaign

City of Brotherly Love Advertising Campaign/ RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS PHILADELPHIA PA (February 25,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s new advertising campaign centers around the line “City of Brotherly Love” and uses stunning visuals to highlight the many dimensions of the Philadelphia visitor experience. The in-house creative team at VISIT PHILADELPHIA developed the campaign to run in outdoor media, online, in print and on television. The $1.4 million media buy will reach residents in the New York and Washington, DC metro areas through September 22, 2018. “Philadelphia” is Greek for “Brotherly Love.” More than 300 years ago, William Penn named his city for this ideal. VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s advertising campaign both plays off Penn’s intention and evolves the organization’s popular With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® campaign, launched in 2009. The campaign uses engaging, full-color photography. It kicked off with a dozen lines, including City of Brotherly Love and City of Sisterly Love to represent shared experiences,... Read more →