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March 2018

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 →


Film on Equal Rights Amendment Featuring Professor Linda Wharton to be Shown at Stockton

Galloway, N.J. _ A documentary on the status of women in America and the Equal Rights Amendment that features Stockton University Professor of Political Science Linda Wharton will be shown at Stockton at 6 p.m. April 2, in the Campus Center Theatre, followed by a discussion of the film and its issues. The 2016 film, “Equal Means Equal” discusses issues affecting women including poverty, wage discrimination, rape and sexual assault, pregnancy discrimination, domestic violence and sex trafficking. It makes the argument for reinvigorating the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The film was produced and directed by Kamala Lopez... 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 →


Stockton Presents Exhibition of Art Work by Graduating Seniors April 8 – 26

Galloway, N.J. - Stockton’s Visual Arts program will host an exhibition of the spring Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduates from April 8 - 26. The exhibition will feature work from some 21 graduates. An opening reception to meet the artists will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 in the Stockton University Art Galleries on the main Galloway campus. There is no admission fee and the event is open to the public. The art galleries are located in the L-Wing, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, with parking in lots 6-7. Directions, campus maps and event updates... Read more →


Muhlenberg Student-athletes from New Jersey Named to Academic Honor Roll

CNBNews graphics ALLENTOWN, PA (03/28/2018)-- Forty Muhlenberg College student-athletes were recognized for their performance in the classroom and on the field with their selection to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the winter 2017-18 season. The following students were named: Emily Davidson, a Biology major from Voorhees. Frances Parker, a English major from Haddon Township. Jason Richwall, a Biology major from Medford. To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. In addition, five Mules were named to the Academic... 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 →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Fort Frederick State Park to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo

April 7 Event Open to Anglers Aged 15 and Under Young anglers can catch stocked trout and other fish from 8 a.m. to noon April 7, during the Fort Frederick State Park annual youth fishing rodeo at Beaver Pond. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources works with local organizations to host youth fishing rodeos, providing fun and engaging educational opportunities for nearly 5,000 children statewide. “Some of the fondest memories a child will have are created in the great outdoors with family and friends,” Maryland Park Service Ranger Jeremiah Corbin said. “Like any great camping trip or hike in the... 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 →


Stockton Panel to Address Understanding & Dealing with Opioid Addiction

Galloway, N.J. - “How Do We Address the Opioid Epidemic? A Panel on Understanding and Dealing with Opioid Addiction” will be held from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at Stockton University’s Alton Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Stockton’s American Democracy Project/Political Engagement Project. The interdisciplinary panel will feature Stockton faculty and staff Nathaniel Hartman assistant professor of Biology, Jack Lewis assistant professor of Social Work, Michele Previti assistant professor of Health Science and Luanne Anton health educator in the Wellness Center, with moderator John Guers assistant professor of Exercise Science. Panelists will discuss the neurobiology of opioid addiction,... 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 →


Bruce V. Davis Found Guilty of Stalking Monroe Township Woman

WOODBURY, NJ (March 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Bruce V. Davis (DOB 8/22/69), of Glassboro was found guilty by a Gloucester County jury on Tuesday (3/27) of stalking a Monroe Township woman he didn’t know, who testified he reappeared at her house unwanted several times and sent her unsolicited e-mail messages after he was given water he asked her for in September 2016. Davis committed the offense with a course of conduct that instilled fear, Senior Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Dana Anton told the jury. He became fixated and failed to respect boundaries between himself and a stranger, she said. The woman testified Davis... Read more →


MURPHY EXPANDS RULES FOR ACCESS TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Various kinds of pain and anxiety are among the conditions that will be eligible for treatment with medical marijuana under new rules unveiled by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday, NJ Spotlight reports. The state Department of Health is also planning to increase the potency of medical marijuana that is allowed. Meanwhile, supporters of marijuana legalization are calling on the courts to expunge criminal records for nonviolent and minor possession offenses, although some have expressed concern that the courts could be flooded with such requests. HACKENSACK PROHIBITS ICE AGENTS FROM ENTERING SCHOOLS The Hackensack Board of Education unanimously approved a policy... 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 →