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Retired FBI Agent to Talk About His Role in Unabomber Case on April 3 at Stockton

Galloway, N.J. – Retired FBI agent James Fitzgerald, whose skills in text analysis and threat assessment helped break the Unabomber case, will discuss his role on that case at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Campus Center Theatre. As a forensic linguist, Fitzgerald analyzed the writings of Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski to conclude that they were probably the same as those of the so-called Unabomber, whose 17-year career of bombings in the United States resulted in multiple deaths and injuries. Fitzgerald now works as a private consultant and technical advisor to such media productions as “Criminal Minds” and “Sleepy Hollow.” He... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Spring Training (CNBNewsnet)

(cnbnewsnet) The weather is finally getting warmer! Fido seems more restless than usual and constantly begs for attention. Spring fever is in full bloom! Try to take your dog for multiple walks when the weather is nice. Play with him in the yard or take him to a large, enclosed area so he can burn off some energy. During the kids’ spring break, encourage them to actively engage Fido so he doesn’t expend his energy indoors and become destructive. Hike with him, play with him, and take extra time to show him you love him. If you are considering purchasing... 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 →


UNIVERSAL PICTURES GIFTS FANS WITH FREE TICKETS TO EXCLUSIVE "SPRING-FLING" SCREENINGS OF "BLOCKERS"

Displayed with permission from PR Newswire Offer Valid at 100 Theaters in 50 Cities Across the U.S. on Wednesday, April 4 Guests of 7:00 P.M. Screenings of the Comedy Will Be Among the First to Experience the South-by-Southwest Sensation UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures, director Kay Cannon and the cast of Blockers, today announced that free "Spring-Fling" screenings of the new comedy will be offered on Wednesday, April 4, at 100 theater locations across 50 cities in the U.S. Guests who go to www.BlockersSpringFling.com and RSVP for a ticket—at participating locations—will be given one free... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': By the Hour (CNBNewsnet)

CNBNewsnet When it comes to politeness, I have my limits. Usually, my patience is at an end after an hour. Owning my own business means dealing with people every day. However, I’m usually able to accommodate my frailties by limiting my exposure to sixty minutes at a time. This does not include dogs—for them, my patience is never-ending. My dearest friends are folks that know they’re on the clock and will tone it down when I've reached my limit, while my family members often intensify just to watch my head explode. They can do that; they’re family. When I re-read... 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 →


Stockton’s MLK Day of Service Named ‘Champion of Good Works” by CIANJ

Kathleen Alexander, left, treasurer of CIANJ’s Board of Directors and a partner with Sax, LLP, presents the CIANJ award to Stockton University’s Daniel Tome, Director of Service Learning and Diana Strelczyk, co-chair of Day of Service. Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was honored as a “Champion of Good Works” by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine at their Fifth Annual Chairman’s Reception on March 20 at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville. Thirty-nine companies, hospitals, colleges and universities, were honored at the gala reception, attended by... 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 →


CRIME REPORT: Disorderly Women Spits Blood on Gloucester City Police Officers and EMT's

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 30)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police and EMT's trying to help a woman in distress found themselves being berated and spat on by the individual. According to the weekly crime report on Friday, March 23, at 4:40PM officers responded to the area of Johnson Blvd. at Morris Street for a female walking down the street bleeding. Officers found the female on Johnson Blvd. at Chambers Street and the female immediately began screaming and threatening the officers. The female continued to act in this manner and screamed at the officers to just kill her now. The female was placed under... 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 →


GROUNDBREAKING SEXUAL HARASSMENT ORDINANCE PASSED BY NEWARK CITY COUNCIL

The Newark City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance that seeks to offer greater protection to city employees who have been victims of sexual harassment. Elana Knopp of TAPinto Newark says the ordinance also ensures that victims of harassment can come forward without fear of retaliation and calls on members of the city council to be made aware of accusations brought by city employees. JOE BIDEN RAPS 'PHONY POPULISM,' HEDGES ON 2020 RUN AT DREW FORUM Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a sold-out crowd at Drew University in Madison on Wednesday. Kevin Coughlin of Morristown Green... 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 →


Delaware Valley University Students from NJ Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta

DOYLESTOWN, PA (03/26/2018)-- Delaware Valley University is pleased to announce that 42 students were inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society on March 25, 2018. Alpha Lambda Delta encourages superior scholastic achievement among first-year students. The Society promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning. Members are encouraged to recognize and develop meaningful goals for their unique roles in society. To be inducted, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or better during their first full-time year. The local students who were inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta are: Yessenia Mendez of Bellmawr, NJ (08031) Erin Millisky of... Read more →


Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at Stockton ‘Walk to Remember’ April 9

Galloway, N.J. – A survivor of the genocide in Rwanda will speak at a special “Walk to Remember” at 4 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Stockton University Campus Center. The event is sponsored by Stockton’s Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Society and student organization Stockton Take Action Now: Darfur (S.T.A.N.D.). The “Walk to Remember” commemorates the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. It will begin with a walk around campus, leaving from the Campus Center Main Hall. It will be followed at 5 p.m. by a presentation on the stages of genocide and its prevention by... 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 →