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(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View CNBNEWS.NET rules, subject to change. You can post comments on any topic you want to talk about. Stay away from name calling. No profanity. Immediate family and children of politicians, public figures, public employees are off limits. As far as editing statements; some people submit posts using foul language. While others will make such outlandish remarks they are not worthy for public discussion. We edit those comments or censor them. If you feel we are being unfair we will publish those remarks too. We are trying to... Read more →


GTPD Awarded The 2018 “Udrive, Utext, Upay Distracted Driving Enforcement” Grant

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Law enforcement officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. “Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... Read more →


Bye, Bye American Pie: '50s restaurant to be replaced by a Wawa

A new Wawa will be replacing the Chatterbox Drive-in, the 1950s to 1960s-themed restaurant whose fans include Henry Winkler, aka the Fonz. The land use board in Frankford unanimously approved the Wawa site plan application on Wednesday night. Chatterbox owner Don Hall said his restaurant on Route 15 will remain open for at least the next… Read more →


OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON TO REEL IN MORE THAN 100,000 ANGLERS ON APRIL 7

TRENTON - More than 184,000 freshly stocked rainbow trout will be available as anglers cast their lines on the much-anticipated opening of trout season at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. An annual rite of spring, the opening day of trout season reels in more than 100,000 anglers each year, many of them as families. "New Jersey can take pride in offering some of the finest trout fishing found on the East Coast," Acting Commissioner McCabe said. "Trout season offers anglers a chance to relax and spend quality time in the outdoors. We... Read more →


Hyundai Hope On Wheels Surpasses $145 Million

The organization announces $15 million in new grant winners at the New York International Auto Show as part of Hyundai's longstanding support to pediatric cancer. FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, celebrates its 20th year in the fight against pediatric cancer and announces plans to exceed $145 million toward pediatric cancer research. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, HHOW will host its annual launch event at the New York International Auto Show to recognize the grant award-winning institutions, doctors, and children affected by pediatric cancer. The campaign theme... Read more →


Joint Operation nets 24 transnational gang members, 475 total arrests under Operation Matador

NEW YORK (March 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- — Twenty-four were arrested Thursday under Operation Matador, the intelligence driven, unified effort to combat the proliferation of MS-13 and other transnational criminal gang activity in Long Island, the New York City metropolitan area and Hudson Valley. This brings the total arrested under this initiative to 475. Operation Matador, operating under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transnational Organized Crime Initiative (DHS TOCI), was launched by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York along with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). This joint initiative is comprised of HSI special... Read more →


I-295 pavement resurfacing project begins next week in Burlington and Camden Counties

High Performance Thin Overlay to improve road safety and performance (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a pavement preservation project that will require temporary lane closures and ramp detours on I-295 in Burlington and Camden Counties. On Monday, April 2, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to begin temporary lane closures and ramp detours to mill and pave a four-mile stretch of road between Fellowship Road/CR 673 and Marne Highway/CR 537. After the completion of that stage, the contractor will begin application of the High Performance Thin Overlay (HPTO) on the... Read more →


"Yo Bill! Did You Hear This One?"

More on Firemen Fight; School District Going Solar

UPDATED APRIL 1, 2018 WITH BID INFO Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View UPDATED: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--We are getting bits and pieces about the alleged fight at the Gloucester City Fire Department that involved two firemen. According to our sources, a fire department captain allegedly attacked a subordinate over comments about the firehouse in the media. The fireman was in a discussion about whether it was someone within the firehouse. This supposedly enraged the captain who attacked the underling. For his outburst, we were told by an... Read more →


Jeffrey R. Wass Sentenced to Prison for Shooting at Evesham Township Police Officer

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Marlton resident was sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison today for shooting at an Evesham Township police officer who went to the man’s apartment for a well-being check last year. Jeffrey R. Wass, 55, of the Nieuw Amsterdam Apartments on North Maple Avenue, he will be eligible for parole after 42 months, under the Graves Act. Wass pled guilty in February to one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). The investigation revealed that on May 24, 2017, Evesham police... Read more →


Former Maple Shade First Aid Squad Chief Joseph J. Freed III Admits Stealing Agency Funds

MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the Maple Shade First Aid Squad admitted today in Superior Court to stealing more than $118,000 from the agency over a period of nearly seven years. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Joseph J. Freed III, 54, (photo above) of the 400 block of North Coles Avenue in Maple Shade, pled guilty to one count of Theft by Deception (Second Degree) in exchange for five years in New Jersey state prison. He must make restitution to Maple Shade township in the amount of $118,345.50. The... Read more →


Gloucester Township joins nationwide challenge to be the most “water wise”

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1 – 30, 2018 Gloucester Township, Mayor David R. Mayer, is joining mayors across the country in the Wyland Foundation’s National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge asks residents to manage water resources more wisely and in return they can win a variety of prizes including: $5,000 toward their Home Utility Payments and water saving fixtures. Also, one lucky charity will receive a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to serve their community. The annual challenge, which takes place April 1st - 30th, is a non-profit national community service campaign including... Read more →


Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Drug Ring That Used the Internet to Make Mail-Order Sales

Twelve members and associates of the narcotics ring were indicted in “Operation Skin Deep” TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a man was sentenced to prison today as one of the top members of a drug ring that marketed cocaine and designer drugs online and distributed them via the mail. He was charged along with 11 other alleged ring members and associates in an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice called “Operation Skin Deep.” Three additional men were indicted separately for trafficking cocaine as a result of the investigation. Aldo T. Lapaix, 31, of Absecon, N.J., was... Read more →


FBI ALERT: Tech Support Fraud

Based on new reporting, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is providing updated guidance regarding technical support fraud. Tech Support Fraud involves a criminal claiming to provide customer, security, or technical support in an effort to defraud unwitting individuals. This type of fraud continues to be a problematic and widespread scam. In 2017, the IC3 received approximately 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud. The claimed losses amounted to nearly $15 million, which represented an 86% increase in losses from 2016. While a majority of tech support fraud involves victims in the United States, IC3 has received complaints from victims... Read more →


CNB Business News: Jefferson & Einstein Healthcare Network Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

The partnership would bring together two historic, like-minded organizations, both committed to delivering high-quality healthcare and training the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. PHILADELPHIA — Leadership from Jefferson and Einstein Healthcare Network announced the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge, potentially bringing together two historically linked academic medical centers whose shared vision is to improve the lives of patients and their communities. The move also sets the stage for a clinical academic enterprise that would boast the largest residency program in the Greater Philadelphia region, making Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) uniquely positioned to educate... Read more →


4 alleged MS-13 gang members charged in connection with murder

LAS VEGAS – Four alleged MS-13 gang members were charged Tuesday in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a rival gang member whose body was found on federal property in southern Nevada. The case is the result of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), FBI, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, with assistance from DEA. Josue Diaz-Orellana, 22, Luis Reyes-Castillo, a/k/a “Molesto,” 24, David Perez-Manchame, a/k/a “Herbi” and “Walter Melendez,” 19, and Miguel Torres-Escobar, 20, are charged with assault with intent to commit murder, kidnapping, and discharging a firearm during, and... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Over The Counter Turkey Permit Sales Begin Monday, April 2

NJDEP Division of Fish and Game photo The Division's Turkey Restoration Project represents one of the greatest wildlife management success stories in the history of the state. By the mid-1800s, turkeys had disappeared in New Jersey due to habitat changes and killing for food. Division biologists, in cooperation with the NJ Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, reintroduced wild turkeys in 1977 with the release of 22 birds. In 1979 biologists and technicians began to live-trap and re-locate birds to establish populations throughout the state. By 1981 the population was able to support a spring hunting season, and in... Read more →


Crashed Car Burst Into Flames in Gloucester City

photo credit/Gloucester City Fire Department GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On March 29, 2018 at 6:47AM Gloucester City Police Officers responded to the 400 unit block of Walnut Avenue for a reported vehicle crash. Upon arrival, a vehicle was found on the front yard of a residence, on fire. The driver resisted officer’s attempts to remove him from the vehicle and once he was moved away from the vehicle, he lost consciousness. It was determined that he was experiencing an overdose and was administered one dose of Naloxone by Ptl. Ben McKinney. The driver regained consciousness and was transported to... Read more →


Another View: NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar" Is Fine

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the NBC Easter Sunday broadcast of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert": One of the big myths about Christians is that they get exercised whenever some producers or artists take some liberties about the Gospel story. No, they generally don't take offense unless it is insulting, exploitative, or malicious. That is why almost no Christians protested "Jesus Christ Superstar" when it opened on Broadway in 1971. Even fewer are likely to be upset with the NBC telecast on Easter Sunday. It was mostly Jews who protested the musical, not Christians, when it first... Read more →


Twelve-Year Prison Sentence, New Indictment Cap Active Week at BCPO for Drug-Induced Death Homicide Prosecutions

MOUNT HOLLY (March 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Camden City drug dealer was sentenced today to 12 years in New Jersey state prison on homicide and other charges for causing the death of a Burlington Township man who bought heroin from him in April 2017 and fatally overdosed on the drug. Jose LaPorte, 25, (center) must serve more than 10 years of the term before becoming eligible for parole. Prosecutor Coffina, who handled the sentencing hearing personally, argued for a 15-year term, telling the Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, P.J.Cr., that it is necessary to “increase... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Donates $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities ‘Change the Luck of a Child’ Telethon on March 27th

Voorhees, NJ (March 29, 2018) – Jefferson Health – New Jersey donated $10,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) 9th annual “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon held March 27th. The 14-hour on-air fundraiser, which aired live on CBS 3 and The CW Philly, helps RMHC further its mission to support children throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. This year’s event raised more than $1 million, for a total of $8.4 million since 2010. Jefferson Washington Township Hospital is the proud home of a Ronald McDonald Pediatric Unit, as well as Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in... Read more →


Pleasantville Teacher And Sewell Salesman Admit Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – Two men today admitted defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of millions of dollars by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced. William Hunter, 43, a salesman from Sewell, New Jersey, and Richard McAllister, 42, a Pleasantville school teacher from Ocean City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to separate informations charging them with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. According to documents filed in this case and statements... Read more →


NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL HERO

The (New Jersey Hall of Fame) NJHOF Unsung Hero Award recognizes New Jersey's local heroes, people who are game-changers but are not typically recognized for their work in improving the lives of people in our great state. Nominations are made by the general public, NJHOF chooses five finalists, and the winner will be selected by prior Unsung Hero recipients. Previous recipients include first responders injured in the line of duty, Holocaust educators and others who have overcome obstacles to accomplish great things and make a difference in their communities. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2018. The Unsung Hero... Read more →


AG’s Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Princeton

View the Attorney General's Independent Prosecutor Directive PRINCETON, N.J. - The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances of a shooting yesterday afternoon in Princeton in which police fatally shot a man who entered a restaurant with a gun, leading to a lengthy standoff with officers. According to the preliminary investigation, the incident began shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday when the armed man entered Panera Bread on Nassau Street, across from the Princeton University campus. Customers and employees were able to flee the building, and police secured the perimeter of the restaurant. The standoff between... Read more →


AG Grewal Announces New Policies Designed to Ensure Law Enforcement Safety

Directive 2018-2 I Directive 2018-3 TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced the following new law enforcement policies designed to identify and address problematic behavior and illegal drug use by police officers: Random Drug Testing Policy – Attorney General Directive 2018-2 establishes a uniform policy requiring all law enforcement agencies statewide to conduct mandatory random drug testing of all sworn officers and requires that officers who test positive for illegal drug use must be suspended immediately from all duties pending termination of their employment. Early Warning Systems Policy – Attorney General Directive 2018-3 establishes a uniform policy requiring... Read more →


Another View: CULT GURU BUSTED DURING HOLY WEEK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the arrest of Keith Raniere: Holy Week is a week of atonement for Christians, but this year it has special meaning for Keith Raniere as well: the cult guru, who exploited his women followers, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico on March 26 on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor. On March 27, the FBI raided the home of his sidekick, Nancy Salzman, in upstate New York. Raniere, known to his minions as “The Vanguard,” ran a master-slave operation with vulnerable and morally confused women. He had sex with them over... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Higher Education, Local Government and Business Partner in New Jersey

RCGC's Stacking credentials add up to meet employment demands Deptford Twp. – On Tuesday, March 27, seven local industry partners stepped forward along with officials from Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC), Rowan University, the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) and state and county government to introduce the Rowan Work & Learn Consortium — a new program that addresses college affordability while meeting employment demands within the local job market. "This unique and creative partnership serves as a model for how our community colleges should be working with our state institutions to create alternative pathways for students," said N.J.... Read more →


Obituary: John P.Davidson II, of Brooklawn; Union Electrician, Softball Coach, GHS Alumnus

On March 27, 2018, at the age of 52. Of Brooklawn. Son of the late John F. Davidson and Janet Davidson (nee Runner). Loving father of John P. Davidson, III (Ashley), Samantha Girgenti (William), Hali Davidson and Kasey Davidson. Cherished grandfather of Conner. Beloved brother of Michael Davidson and uncle of Coral Davidson. John was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1984. He worked as a union electrician for IBEW Local 351 out of Hammonton. John spent many years coaching softball in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday evening, March 29th, from... Read more →


Welcome home, Vietnam War veterans

Dear American Legion Family and Friends, Thursday is Vietnam War Veterans Day. While we honor our war dead on Memorial Day and our living veterans on Veterans Day, this is a time when we give a special tribute to those who served during the Vietnam War. For many, it’s the recognition they deserved when they returned to America. They defended our flag with honor. They supported democracy. They fought in brutal conditions. Yet when many Vietnam War veterans returned to America, they were unwelcomed. While we cannot change the actions of the past, we can show our support and gratitude... Read more →


Burlington City Police Asking Public for Help with Identifying Armed Robber of Super Speedy Mart

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (March 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Monday, March 19, 2017, at approximately 2:36 pm, the City of Burlington Police Department was dispatched to the Super Speedy Mart, located on Route 130 for a report of an armed robbery. During the robbery attempt, the employee was assaulted and stabbed during the altercation. He was transported to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden for life-threatening injuries. He was listed in stable condition and has since been released. The suspect fled and is believed he left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’8”, medium... Read more →


Suspected Drug House Raided in Beverly City; Authorities Arrest Eight Suspects

MOUNT HOLLY – A search warrant executed at a suspected drug house last week in Beverly City resulted in the arrests of eight people in connection with illegal activity at the residence, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Beverly City Public Safety Director Rich Wolbert announced today. An investigation by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Gang, Gun and Narcotics Task Force and the Beverly City Police Department revealed that the residence at 231 C Broad Street was being used as a location to sell drugs. The search warrant was executed on March 22. “This property was the location of numerous... Read more →


WARNING: Brute Force Attacks Conducted by Cyber Actors

Systems Affected Networked systems Overview According to information derived from FBI investigations, malicious cyber actors are increasingly using a style of brute force attack known as password spraying against organizations in the United States and abroad. On February 2018, the Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York, indicted nine Iranian nationals, who were associated with the Mabna Institute, for computer intrusion offenses related to activity described in this report. The techniques and activity described herein, while characteristic of Mabna actors, are not limited solely to use by this group. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the... Read more →


Gloucester City Police to Participate in Distracted Driving Enforcement & Education Campaign

UDrive. UText. UPay to be carried out locally from April 1 – April 21, 2018 (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) -- Law enforcement officers from the Gloucester City Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. “Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky,... Read more →


Philadelphia-Area Political Consultant Charged with Obstructing Investigating Of FEC

PHILADELPHIA – A federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania returned a superseding indictment today adding charges in a pending criminal case against a Philadelphia-area political consultant announced U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. The original indictment, returned on Oct. 24, 2017, charged Kenneth Smukler, 57, with causing unlawful campaign contributions, causing the filing of false reports to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and causing false statements to the Federal Election Commission in connection with a 2012 congressional... Read more →


(Video) DISTRICT 20 Nightmare for South Brunswick High School Senior wrestler Brandon Brown

South Brunswick,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) March 27, 2018 DISTRICT 20 Nightmare for South Brunswick High School Senior wrestler Brandon Brown. What could have been as the State Wrestling Finals are now over? Just six years ago Brandon Brown was living in Dominican Republic and training for baseball with one of the best strategic Coaches in D.R. named Suarez. The family decided to move the family to their Mother Ana’s native land Dominican Republic so they could learn the culture and language. Brown decided to pursue baseball in a country which has a great baseball tradition. Brandon Brown’s baseball team would... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Putting an end to the unused sick pay scam in New Jersey

Great news: Your local police chief and school superintendent haven't been sick in 20 years. That's something that should make you knock wood and toast their good health, maybe even join ... Read more →


Elizabeth NJ Resident Admits Interstate Theft Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – An Elizabeth, New Jersey, man today admitted operating a scheme to fraudulently obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in commercial and residential merchandise from various companies, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Roy Depack, a/k/a “Ray Depack,” a/k/a “Roy Soriano,” a/k/a “John Soriano,” 43, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Beginning in 2014, Depack and others conspired to fraudulently obtain merchandise – including... Read more →


Past Manager of Mooristown Assisted Living Facility Indicted for Stealing from Elderly Person

NEWARK, N.J. – The business manager of a Morristown, New Jersey, assisted living facility has been charged with exploiting her position to steal approximately $237,000 from an elderly victim under her care, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Marcella Drakeford, 45, of Jensen Beach, Florida, is charged with six counts of mail fraud. Drakeford was arrested today and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek M. Maynard in federal court in Fort Pierce, Florida. She was indicted March 16, 2018, by a federal grand jury sitting in New Jersey and is scheduled to be arraigned April 4, 2018, before U.S. District... Read more →


Washington Township Saves Lives program 

(Washington Twp., NJ) on Wednesday, March 14, Freeholder Heather Simmons joined Mayor Joann Gattinelli, Business Administrator Jason Gonter, Washington Township Council, Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and other to speak about community engagement at the Washington Township Saves Lives news conference. Washington Township Saves Lives is a program designed to promote the prevention of Township residents who patronize Washington Township bars and restaurants with free Uber rides to get home safely. Currently there are 16 local bars and restaurants participating. Freeholder Simmons, liaison to the Department of Economic Development, said, "This is a great partnership between... Read more →


Maryland's Natural Resources Careers Camp Accepting Applicants for July 2018

Annual Weeklong Program Offered for Grades 9-12 Students observe stream wildlife at Casselman River Bridge State Park during the 2017 Natural Resources Career Camp. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites high school students with an interest in forestry, fisheries, wildlife or parks management to participate in Natural Resources Careers Camp, July 22-28 at Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County. Experts from a variety of conservation, environmental and natural resources fields will provide campers with a firsthand look at what it takes for a career in natural resources. “We continue to need new generations of natural resources stewards and... Read more →


DEP'S NEW JERSEY FOREST SERVICE PROVIDING TREE SEEDLINGS TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION TO RESIDENTS

Trees Unlimited LLC TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry is making 90,000 free tree seedlings available to residents through the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, an ongoing effort of the New Jersey Forest Service, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation and other partners. Registered municipalities will receive up to 2,000 seedlings each for distribution to residents through early May. Many counties have multiple distribution locations. Distribution dates vary. Residents are eligible to receive bundles of five free seedlings at any distribution site. Proof of residency in the community where seedlings are distributed is not required.... Read more →


Former QVC Director Jamie Falkowski Pleads Guilty To Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA – James D. Falkowski, a/k/a “Jamie Falkowski,” 42, of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty on March 20, 2018 in federal court to criminal charges for which he was indicted including eleven counts of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. Falkowski pleaded guilty to operating a multi-faceted fraud scheme while working as a director at QVC, Inc., an American cable, satellite and broadcast television network and multinational corporation specializing in televised and internet home shopping based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Falkowski – a QVC Director from 2008 until his termination in 2013... Read more →


MS-13 member wanted for violent crimes removed to El Salvador

WASHINGTON – A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member wanted for violent crimes in El Salvador was removed from the U.S. Friday by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Reinaldo Gomez-Sandoval, 23, is wanted by El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities for membership to an illicit group, aggravated homicide and illegal imprisonment. On Friday, he departed the U.S. from Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana escorted by ERO deportation officers via an ICE Air Operations charter. He was transferred to El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities upon his arrival in San Salvador, El Salvador. ICE offices... Read more →


Whitman Elementary School nurse Carol Ann Wesh Honored

Pictured: Isabella Wilson, Carol Ann Wesh, and Freeholder Simmons (Turnersville, NJ) On March 8, Freeholder Heather Simmons presented Whitman Elementary School nurse Carol Ann Wesh with a certificate of commendation for her actions in helping student Isabella Wilson become diagnosed with a health condition. Freeholder Simmons, liaison to the Department of Economic Development and Public Works, said, "School nurses are dedicated to taking care of their student bodies. When they see a student with a condition that they believe may be a problem or has the possibility of becoming a problem, school nurses are qualified professionals who can make parents... Read more →


DOD to Commemorate 1st Anniversary of National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Deputy Secretary of Defense and Veterans Affairs Secretary to Lay Wreath at ‘The Wall’ in Honor of Vietnam Veterans WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense today announced it will conduct a wreath laying ceremony with the Department of Veterans Affairs at The Vietnam War Memorial March 29, 2018. President Trump recently signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing The National Vietnam War Veterans Day that will, henceforth, be celebrated each year on March 29. This is the first anniversary of that special day. DOD will also support hundreds of events in many states across the... Read more →


Travel: All in for All-Inclusive Fun? Let's go to Cancun, Mexico!

By Nicole Pensiero | CNBNewsnet (CNBNewsnet)--There's a first time for everything, as they say. And finally, it was time to give an all-inclusive vacation a try. Aside from ocean cruising, I'd never been very interested in all-inclusive travel, imaging long buffet lines, watered-down drinks and sub-par food. But when pondering a good getaway for my 60th birthday, the idea of a four-night jaunt to Mexico (with five longtime friends) seemed ideal. And an all-inclusive resort, selected online, seemed our best value. We opted for the Mexican Caribbean for a few reasons: half of our group ad never been “south of... Read more →


Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign UDrive. UText. UPay in Brooklawn

CNBNewsnet files (BROOKAWN, NJ)(March 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) -- Law enforcement officers from the Brooklawn Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. “Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "The National... Read more →


Letters to the Ed: Disgraced Senator Announces He Will Continue To Embarrass New Jerseyans

Disgraced Senator Bob Menendez announced that he will continue to embarrass New Jerseyans by seeking reelection, ensuring that his grossly unethical behavior remains in the news throughout the 2018 election. While Menendez was able to dodge a prison term for allegedly accepting bribes from convicted Medicare fraudster Salomon Melgen after his case ended in a mistrial, the ethically challenged Senator still faces an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee. By choosing to seek reelection with such a cloud hanging over his head, it’s clear that Bob Menendez’s only concern is his own political career. “A federal jury was unable to... Read more →


Another View: Satanic Ice Cream Hits USA

March 27, 2018 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest commercial assault on Christianity: When a Catholic League member emailed us a note recently about a Canadian ice cream company, Sweet Jesus, we decided to give it a pass: it was a fairly innocuous appropriation of Christianity, and there was no reason to believe that the intent was to offend. But that has all changed. We have now learned that the company's logo includes at least one satanic symbol: in some marketing campaigns, the "S" in Sweet has been replaced with the symbol of a lightning bolt; an... Read more →


Admitted Drug Dealer Leonard Hicks Pleads Guilty to Homicide in Death of Marlton Customer

CNBNewsnet files MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Sicklerville drug dealer pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to homicide for causing the death of a customer who bought heroin from him in November 2015 that was laced with fentanyl. Leonard Hicks, 37, admitted yesterday before the Hon. Terrence R. Cook, J.S.C., that he sold heroin to the 26-year-old victim, who was discovered dead inside his apartment by Evesham Township police officers responding to a call from a friend to conduct a wellness check on November 29, 2015. Under the terms of an agreement with the... Read more →