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March 2018

Kramer Hall to Host Lecture on Immigration Issues and their Impact

Galloway, N.J. – Jessie Finch, assistant professor of Sociology at Stockton University, will discuss immigration policy and its impact at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street in Hammonton. Finch co-edited the 2016 book “Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La Vida No Vale Nada” (Life Has No Worth). The volume, published by the University of Arizona Press, confronts migrant deaths and disappearances in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and reflects on the startling realities of death, migration and public policy. In her talk, “Migrant Deaths, from Southern Arizona to South Jersey,” Finch will explore migration issues, from community responses, government policy, definitions of citizenship and the role of the arts and human expression in response to state violence. This... Read more →

Christina DeJoseph of Palmyra Inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

CNBNews graphic files WESTMINSTER, MD -- Christina DeJoseph of Palmyra (08065), a student at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., is among 31 McDaniel students inducted March 25 into the Delta of Maryland Chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. Founded in 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation's oldest academic honor society. It has chapters at 283 colleges and universities in the United States and more than half a million members throughout the country. Visit www.pbk.org. For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu. McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual... 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 →

Could #MarchForOurLives Be A Setback For Gun Control?

Via CBS: Saturday’s #MarchForOurLives was billed as a protest against gun violence. But for many Americans on the Right, it felt like they were under attack. Many student speakers gave lip service to non-partisanship. “Now is the time to come together, not as Democrats, not as Republicans, but as Americans,” student leader David Hogg said in his speech. However it was hard not to notice that some Americans were, to paraphrase George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” more ‘American’ than others. For a non-partisan rally against gun violence, there was an awful lot of messaging about a Republican President and GOP elected officials like Sen. Marco Rubio. As student speaker Sarah Chadwick put it: “We will no longer be hunted down and treated like prey by politicians... Read more →

Slim Randles Home Country: Delbert McLain, our very own Chamber of Commerce

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Hear ye! Hear ye! Cometh to the think tank this morning Delbert McLain, our very own Chamber of Commerce. A broad smile beameth. You know, we’re really proud of Del. Of course, what he’d like to do is make this valley so rich and crowded that none of us would want to live here anymore, but at least he works really hard at it. We admire hard work. “Hey Del,” Steve said, “pull up a cup and sit down.” “Thanks guys,” he said, flipping his necktie over one shoulder so it wouldn’t dangle in the coffee. “You heard about that Spanish billionaire Fortunato Alvarez de Banqueria?” “No,” Doc said. “We don’t keep up on Spanish billionaires, I’m afraid.” “See,” Del explained,... 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 Apple computers, digital scales, a walk-in freezer, a snow blower, a gas backpack blower, Samsung televisions, and Milwaukie tools kits – from at least six... 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 Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court. According to the indictment: Beginning in December 2016, Drakeford allegedly agreed to help manage her victim’s financial... 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 local businesses and Uber and I fully support this program and would love to see more towns join this effort to reduce drunk driving." “Other... 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 find new ways to nurture their interest, and this camp is an ideal opportunity for young people to see if this profession is right for... Read more →


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. "Trees provide habitat for wildlife, clean the air we breathe, provide shade, reduce the damaging effects of wind, limit erosion and contribute to a healthier... 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 – was responsible for enhancing QVC’s brand and reputation in the entertainment and fashion industries. Falkowski used his position at QVC to embezzle and fraudulently... 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 in El Salvador and ERO’s Security Alliance for Fugitive Enforcement (SAFE) taskforce provided key assistance to the Washington field office ahead of Gomez’s arrest and... 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 aware that they should consider taking their children to the pediatrician for the proper check-ups and screenings they may need for a diagnosis." Wesh graduated... 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 nation to recognize, honor and thank U.S. Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick M. Shanahan, will... Read more →

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

By Nicole Pensiero | 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 the border” and were eager to visit Mexico, and everyone agreed it would be a great cost-savings over some of the other island destinations we... Read more →


Just two days after huge protests led by high school students from Parkland, Fla., the state Assembly voted to pass a package of six bills, sponsored by Democrats, to make New Jersey’s gun laws -- among the toughest in the country -- even more strict, NJ.com writes. The measures mandate that law enforcement officers remove a person’s guns if a mental health professional determines that the person is a threat to himself or others, bans armor piercing bullets and limits magazines to no more than 10 rounds, among other provisions. The bills now go to the Senate. OPPORTUNITY FOR DISTRESSED TOWNS AND CITIES Gov. Phil Murphy is recommending that portions of 75 distressed municipalities be designated as Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Treasury Department, NJ... 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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Delaware River Shad Fishing Reports - 2018

Surveys Show Strong Rebound of American Shad In the Delaware River (DEP News Release, 10/30/17) Andrew and Steve Meserve mix fish roe and chicken eggs to create a unique dish (Travel Channel) Every year American shad migrate up the Delaware River to spawn. The numbers and timing of the "shad run" vary year to year depending on water temperature and conditions. Having accurate, up-to-date information on the run can greatly impact on angling success and enjoyment. Fortunately, there are resources anglers can use to get this information. INFORMATION RESOURCES Lewis Fishery Reports: Contact Steve Meserve of the Lewis Fishery in Lambertville at LewisFishery@comcast.net to be added to his list. His reports are below. In addition to the Lewis Fishery postings below, anglers can utilize the... 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 come to a decision on disgraced Senator Bob Menendez’s corruption case, but New Jersey voters will have the final word,” said NRSC Spokesman Bob Salera.... 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 inverted cross appears in the place of the "T." The former is known as the "satanic 'S'" (which was used by Hitler's elite), and the... 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 Prosecutor’s Office, Hicks pled guilty to Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree) in exchange for a 10-year sentence in New Jersey state prison. Under... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Spring

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet Well, hello Spring! I see by the calendar that today is your first day! Not to be nosy, but where are the crocuses? I guess they’re down there, under two feet of snow, waiting until you decide to regulate the temperature above thirty degrees. I see it’s snowing, again. It’s not your fault, though—it’s just a habit left over from our old friend, Winter, who seems like he doesn’t know when to leave. Thanks to him, my nose has been chapped for seven months. I wonder if you’ll approve of little kids participating in Easter egg hunts in snowsuits. We may have to change the words from ‘In Your Easter Bonnet’ to ‘In Your Easter Parka’, but we’ll manage. And this... Read more →

Medical Office Building Tear-Down Begins at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Campus

Phase 2 of campus revitalization now underway March 27, 2018 (Cherry Hill, NJ) – For more than 50 years, the now-closed Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital (2204 Chapel Avenue West) served area patients with an array of medical services. The tear-down of the two-story, hexagon building is now underway and is expected to be completed in early April. It is the first step in making way for a new seven-story Patient Tower at the hospital. The original medical office building, which opened in 1960, was recently replaced by a new 102,000 square-foot facility, located within the new Hospital Atrium Lobby. The new Medical Office Building features several physician practices, including Kennedy Health Alliance Surgical & Specialty Care; Rehabilitation Services (PT, OT and... Read more →

New portal allows international students to send updates to SEVIS

U.S IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOM ENFORCEMENT NEWS (ICE) International students studying in the U.S. must comply with a host of federal regulations to maintain their nonimmigrant status, including notifying their school’s designated school official within 10 days of any changes to their personal or employment information. From there, the student’s designated school official has to take this information and enter it into the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). “F-1 students who are engaged in post-completion OPT [optional practical training] are no longer enrolled students at universities, yet the reporting responsibilities require university employees to continue to provide a significant level of services to these non-students,” said Kristen Hagen, associate director of the Center for Global Engagement at Florida State University. That is, until now.... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Atlantic Sturgeon Research in Delaware Bay Continues in 2018

March 26, 2018 On March 23, 2018, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife (Division) deployed acoustic receivers in the Delaware Bay to track migration patterns of Atlantic sturgeon. For a seventh year, 19 receivers have been set in water depths generally less than 20 feet. Those fishing in inshore waters may encounter white buoys marked "NJDEP Research". As part of a multi-state collaborative effort, the Division has partnered with several states to develop a multi-year effort directed at providing state, federal, and regional management authorities with information necessary to successfully conserve and ultimately restore the population of sturgeon in the mid-Atlantic region. With the endangered species listing of Atlantic sturgeon effective April 6, 2012, research on this species has gained in significance and importance.... Read more →

Gloucester County Board of Freeholders Public Notice of Rescheduled Meeting

Public Notice of Rescheduled Meeting Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby given that the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Said meeting will commence at 6:30 PM in Court Room 201 (The Ceremonial Court Room) of the Old Courthouse. The Courthouse is located at 1 North Broad Street, in Woodbury. Parking is in the rear of the County Courthouse off Delaware Street. The purpose of the special meeting is to make up the March 21, 2018 meeting that was postponed due to weather. In addition to regular county matters, the following public hearings will be held at this meeting: • Public hearing to determine the 2018 County Tax Levy • Public... Read more →


This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Via Crucis Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Center City Philadelphia will hold its annual Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) on Friday, March 30th — Good Friday. Friday, March 30, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Upper Church) Saint John the Evangelist Parish 21 South 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Directed by Dr. Annette DiMedio and staged by Pearl Schaeffer, Via Crucis is a musical score by composer Franz Liszt depicting the Stations of the Cross. Each station will be recreated with narration, prayer, and movement by Saint John the Evangelist clergy and staff as well as University of the Arts students, faculty, and alumni volunteers. Via Crucis is open to the public and a... Read more →

Obituary: William F. Kipp Jr., age 77, of Gloucester City; U.S. Army Veteran; Roofer

On March 19, 2018. Born in Atlantic City, he was the son of the late William F. Kipp, Sr. and Milrdred (Darcy) Kipp. Beloved father of Jackie Karge and Cheryl Pace, grandfather of Nicole and Frankie Karge, Collin and Evan Pace. Bill is also survived by his best friends, Duke, Butch, Johnnie D. and Carter. Bill honorable survived his country in the U.S. Army. He later worked as a self- employed roofer in Cherry Hill. Honoring his wishes, all services will be held privately at a later date. There will be no viewing. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of William F. Kipp, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Murphy Administration Expands Patient Access to Medical Marijuana, Lowers Fees For Patients

Reforms Include Approving New Medical Conditions for Treatment and Allowing Current Dispensaries to Open Satellite Locations Trenton - Governor Phil Murphy today announced major reforms to New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program. Reforms include the addition of medical conditions, lowered patient and caregiver fees, allowing dispensaries to add satellite locations, and proposed legislative changes that would increase the monthly product limit for patients, and allow an unlimited supply for those receiving hospice care. “We are changing the restrictive culture of our medical marijuana program to make it more patient-friendly,” Governor Murphy said. “We are adding five new categories of medical conditions, reducing patient and caregiver fees, and recommending changes in law so patients will be able to obtain the amount of product that they need. Some... Read more →

Delaware Valley University Students from New Jersey 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 Blackwood, NJ (08012) Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 1,000 acres in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Founded in 1896, DelVal... Read more →

Raul Quinones, 29, of Camden City Charged with Stabbing Death of his Girlfriend

CAMDEN CITY, NJ --Raul Quinones, 29, of Camden City, was charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend and attempting to kill her son on March 25, 2018. Camden County Police responded to reports of a woman who had been stabbed by her boyfriend in the area of the 2800 block of Garfield Avenue at approximately 3:00 p.m. yesterday. When they arrived, they found 37-year-old Elaine Jimenez suffering from stab wounds in the intersection of 29thStreet and Arthur Avenue. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 3:36 p.m. Officers then located her 20-year-old son seriously wounded inside of their Camden home. He was rushed to a local hospital where he remains hospitalized. During the investigation, it was determined that... Read more →

Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms

NIH-funded study uses high-resolution brain scans to uncover structural changes. Children as young as 4 years old with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have significant differences in brain structure, compared to children without such symptoms, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. Their study is the first comprehensive examination of brain structure changes in preschoolers with signs of ADHD, a disorder marked by a pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. The study appears in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. “Researchers were expecting to find the beginning signs of possible atypical brain development,” said James A. Griffin, Ph.D., deputy chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health... Read more →

How Tech Is Transforming The Modern Business World

by CNBNews Staff It’s not difficult to comprehend the fact that technology has changed every area of our lives. No matter how much you use it yourself, the fact is that digital tech has become fully integrated into every layer of society, and that is especially true for businesses. From social media to video conferencing, the tools available for businesses to reach new customers, commit to real-time interactions, and analyze the data they accumulate, has had both positive and negative effects on the business sector. As technology continues to evolve and expand, more and more businesses are looking at the available resources and using them to grow their companies and make the most of what’s available. Sometimes, even the simplest technology-based innovations can have a... Read more →

Lloyd D. Levenson Institute Predicts 2018 Activity Will Lead to Sustained Prosperity

Galloway, N.J. - The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University today released the newest online edition of LIGHT’s On – Spring 2018, with information and analysis about the gaming, hospitality and tourism sectors of New Jersey’s economy. Highlights include: An interview with Matt Harkness, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, about his career and vision for Hard Rock’s future in Atlantic City. Transportation Update – Anthony Marino discusses indicators of Atlantic City visitation and factors that may lead to an increase in visitor numbers for 2018. Employment Update – Dr. Oliver Cooke provides insight into local employment and labor force dynamics. He notes a 13 percent year-over-year fourth quarter increase in casino hotel employment in... Read more →

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on New Congressional Map Staying in Place

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on both the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal district court allowing the new congressional map to stay in place in Pennsylvania for the 2018 election: “I applaud these decisions that will allow the upcoming election to move forward with the new and fair congressional maps. The people of Pennsylvania are tired of gerrymandering and the new map corrects past mistakes that created unfair Congressional Districts and attempted to diminish the impact of citizens’ votes. “I want to thank every citizen who spoke out in favor of fair maps and against partisan gerrymandering. Now, Pennsylvania must move forward and work together to enact nonpartisan redistricting reforms. “The Department of State has been working proactively to... Read more →

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Lesson for Holy Week

by Archbishop Charles Chaput These few remaining days before Easter are the most sacred time of every year. I began writing this column to explain what the word “holy” in Holy Week means. But actions often speak and teach more loudly than words. On Friday, March 23, an Islamist gunman in southern France attacked a supermarket. A jihadist loyal to ISIS, he murdered a worker and customer, and wounded many others. In the subsequent standoff with police, a gendarme lieutenant-colonel – Arnaud Beltrame – exchanged himself for a female hostage. Several hours later, the gunman shot Beltrame in the throat and was then cut down himself by police gunfire. Beltrame died early Saturday morning in a Carcassone hospital. And therein lies a story. Beltrame and... Read more →


Deptford's Adelphia Restaurant Creates Succulent Easter Cakes Available Immediately for Pre-Order

An Easter Indulgence With Easter approaching quickly, Bill and Evelyn Balis of Adelphia Restaurant, along with the restaurant's pastry team, have introduced succulent Easter cakes available in a variety of delicious flavors, and ready for pickup at the restaurant located at 1750 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford, NJ. The cakes, which must be pre-ordered by Friday, March 30th, are available for pickup all week through Easter Sunday. The stunningly gorgeous cakes are available in a number of flavors, including Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Pound Cake, Marble Pound Cake, Red Velvet, Strawberry Short Cake, Raspberry Pound Cake, and Lemon Pound Cake. Customers may also choose two flavors for a “half and half” option. "Many people know us for our restaurant, our menu, our nightlife scene and... Read more →

Cooper Opens Eight New Operating Rooms to Meet Growing Patient Volume  

Camden City, NJ)(March 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – To meet the growth in the number of patients seeking surgery, today Cooper University Health Care opened eight new operating rooms including a special suite for vascular procedures, increasing its total number of operating rooms system-wide to 38. As a leading academic, tertiary care health system with the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, demand for services at Cooper have grown over the past six years, particularly in the area of surgical services. In addition to its hospital-based surgical suites at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, Cooper operates an outpatient surgical center in Voorhees, NJ. The number of surgeries at Cooper system-wide has grown from 14,737 procedures in 2011 to 21,890 in 2017, an increase of 49 percent. “We... Read more →

"Yo Bill! Have Your Heard This One?"

Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Every once in a while we hear a rumor CNBNews image files or two floating around the City of Gloucester City that seems to grow more and more each day. Sometimes the tales are true and on other occasions they are unfounded. Fortunately for the public and CNBNews whenever those rumors involve police matters we have Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt to reach out to for an explanation. Over the years he has always been upfront with us and very cooperative. Most recently we heard the following: 1.)The daughter or son of Gloucester City Mayor William James recently was hired for the city police force?... Read more →

Gloucester County Police Departments Receive $66,000 for Distracted Driving Patrols

Seventeen Gloucester County municipal police departments and the Rowan University Police Department will share in a $66,000 state grant to fund distracted driving patrols beginning April 1 and running through April 21. The program is part of New Jersey’s “UDrive UText UPay” enforcement campaign. The high-visibility 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 reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in... Read more →

Governor Wolf Launches School Safety Task Force with Auditor General DePasquale

Wynnewood, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at Penn Wynne Elementary School in Montgomery County today to announce the creation of a School Safety Task Force that brings together government officials, statewide education organizations, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers, parents, and students to talk to about ways to improve school safety and security. “Ensuring the safety of Pennsylvanians, especially our children, is my top priority as governor,” said Governor Wolf. “I am creating a school safety task force to ensure we are doing everything we can to make sure that our schools are a safe place for our children to learn. By working together and listening to those on the front lines, we can find solutions that... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: NRCC Statement on PA-06 Congressman Ryan Costello's Retirement

WASHINGTON – NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers released the following statement regarding PA-06 Congressman Ryan Costello's retirement: “Congressman Ryan Costello’s retirement is a great loss for both his colleagues and constituents. He’s been a fierce advocate for Pennsylvania’s 6th District and his leadership will be sorely missed,” said NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers. “We will work tirelessly to ensure this seat remains in Republican hands.” ### Read more →


Two days after people across the country marched in the streets demanding action on gun control, the New Jersey Legislature is considering a package of six bills that would toughen the state’s gun laws, NJ.com reports. The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the measures this morning. And the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates will hold a rally to protest the bills at the War Memorial in Trenton. Gov. Phil Murphy has said that he will sign the bills if they pass. NEW JERSEY OWES MORE THAN $200 BILLION, TREASURY REPORT SAYS New Jersey has one of the highest debt burdens among U.S. states, a report from the Department of Treasury says. The state’s bonded debt increased to a record $46.1 billion in... Read more →

What Gov. Cuomo Means By Child Welfare

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has waded into the matter of child welfare, and it's time everyone understood what he means by it. In his budget proposal, which is the subject of much negotiation this week—the budget is due April 1—Cuomo includes the Child Victims Act. In his State of the State address earlier this year, he voiced support for the Reproductive Freedom Act. Both issues touch on child welfare; they also tell us a great deal about where he stands on this matter. The Child Victims Act would extend the age by which victims could bring suit; this part of the bill is uncontroversial. The "look-back-window," however, is very controversial: it would allow a... Read more →

Ronald Callahan of West Deptford Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of a Child

Ronald Callahan (DOB 4/24/62), of West Deptford Township, pleaded guilty Friday (3/26) to sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, acknowledging he committed the offenses with a child under age 13 in West Deptford between 2013 and 2016. Under a plea agreement, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Michael Mellon will recommend that Callahan be sentenced to seven years in New Jersey state prison on the sexual assault charge, with a concurrent four-year prison term for endangering. The state No Early Release Act applies to the seven-year term, making Callahan ineligible for parole until he serves 85 percent of the sentence. Upon release, Callahan is subject to the reporting requirements and restrictions of Megan’s Law for sex offenders and will be under parole supervision for... Read more →

West Deptford Police Department Crime Log Feb. 19-Mar. 5

Arrests: On 2.19.2018, Errol J. Reynolds, 39, of Cherry Hill was arrested on Hessian Avenue for hindering apprehension and outstanding warrants. He was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility. On 2.20.2018, Tyrell E. Garvin, 25, of Pennsauken was arrested on Monmouth Avenue for possession of marijuana. He was released pending further court action. On 2.20.2018, Kristine E. Dellacioppa, 46, of West Deptford was arrested on Grove Avenue for simple assault. She was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility. On 2.22.2018, a juvenile was arrested on Shira Court for obstruction of justice, hindering apprehension, and a curfew violation. The juvenile was released to a guardian. On 2.23.2018, Eric L. Herman, 25, of Mount Royal was arrested on Rt. 45 for DWI. He was released... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Completes Customer Restoration Following Winter Storm Toby  

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (March 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – Atlantic City Electric restored power Sunday morning to all customers who lost electric service in the wake of Winter Storm Toby. Of the more than 115,000 power outages that occurred, the vast majority of customers were restored in just over 36 hours. Atlantic City Electric crews and field personnel, from as far as Illinois and Canada, worked around the clock until the final customers were restored. Winter Storm Toby’s heavy, wet snow, ice, and strong winds toppled trees, tree limbs, downed power lines and damaged electric equipment, making it challenging for crews to restore power safely and quickly. “We can’t thank our customers enough for their patience and understanding as our crews worked to restore their service after... Read more →

56-day Operation in Baltimore Yields Hundreds of Arrests

The U.S. Marshals District of Maryland and the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force were the lead entities for a two-month operation that resulted in 259 arrests in Baltimore from Dec. 16 to Feb. 10. Of the 259 arrests, 10 of the suspects were wanted for murder, 10 for attempted murder and 76 for aggravated assault or assault. “Operation 7 Sentries,” announced by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in December, targeted Baltimore’s most violent fugitives from justice and was part of a sweeping plan to focus on violent crime, drug organizations and gangs. Other agencies that participated in the operation were the Maryland State Police, the Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Marshals Criminal Intelligence Branch at headquarters. The... Read more →