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April 2018

Soccer Heading—Not Collisions—Cognitively Impairs Players

Newswise — April 24, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Worse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found. The findings suggest that efforts to reduce long-term brain injuries may be focusing too narrowly on preventing accidental head collisions. The study published online today in the Frontiers in Neurology. “Unintentional head impacts are generally considered the most common cause of diagnosed concussions in soccer, so it’s understandable that current prevention efforts aim at minimizing those collisions,” said study leader, Michael Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.R., professor of radiology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and medical director of MRI Services at Montefiore. “But intentional head impacts—that is, soccer ball... Read more →


CNB Business News: SJI Announces Winners of Spring Social Investment Program Grants

Related: CNB Business News FOLSOM, N.J. – SJI (NYSE: SJI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the company’s bi-annual Social Investment program grants. Thirteen grants totaling $80,000 were awarded to non-profits throughout the state that reflect the diversity in purpose, geography and populations served that is vital to the success of our Social Investment program. “Our Social Investment program aims to promote stronger communities and a more sustainable future for the residents of the communities served by SJI,” said Michael J. Renna, president and CEO, SJI. “These grant recipients reinforce the foundation of our neighborhoods, schools and families, and we are proud to be their partner in these incredible endeavors.” The Spring 2018 recipients, listed in alphabetical order, are: Alice Paul Institute – honoring... Read more →


TWIN LIGHTS MUSEUM OPENS NEW EXHIBITS

TRENTON (CNBNewsnet)-- - The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry today celebrated the 125th anniversary of the nation's first official reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance by unveiling new museum exhibits at the Twin Lights of the Navesink Historic Site in Highlands, Monmouth County. "The Twin Lights of the Navesink holds a special space in our nation's history, guiding millions of immigrants into New York Harbor to embark on new lives in America," Division of Parks and Forestry Director Mark Texel said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. "We are proud to introduce on this milestone anniversary enhanced exhibits that will help the public gain a greater understanding of the significance of this iconic lighthouse." The brownstone structure sits atop headlands overlooking the ocean... Read more →


CNB CRIME NEWS: Gloucester City Police Officer Nearly Struck by Alleged Drunken Driver

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (April 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A Gloucester City police officer was nearly struck by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of Broadway at King Street on April 25 around 5 PM. According to the weekly crime report, Patrolman Joe Eller was directing traffic on Broadway at King Street when a vehicle nearly struck him and the driver appeared to be passed out. The vehicle then drifted to the side of the road. Patrolman Mike Calzonetti and K9 Blitz responded to assist and the male driver was found to be under the influence. After further investigation, Damion A. Stratton (33), a resident of Runnemede was arrested for DWI. He was additionally charged with possession of CDS (heroin) and Possession of a... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS:

Architect and Builder Agree: Precast Concrete Foundations Ideal Start for Affordable Housing

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Teams of building industry professionals are working together to create an affordable housing project in Franklin Lakes, N.J. for people with physical and developmental disabilities. Constructed of modular components situated on durable precast concrete panel foundations, the apartments and central community building are scheduled to open in August of 2018. Architect Insights Five two-story buildings will house 40 special needs apartments when the project is complete. According to architect Stephen L. Schoch, AIA, LEED-AP, cost-effective and time-saving Xi Wall panels from Superior Walls made the most sense to serve as the foundations for the structures. “After considering the cost and timeline for conventional foundations methods, we elected to specify Superior Walls foundations as a more cost-effective and faster way to get all... Read more →


The Gloucester Township Police Encourages Residents to Participate in GT Eye Watch

Gloucester Township Police graphic GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--In 2011 the Gloucester Township Police Department launched Crimestoppers which entailed sharing with the community pictures and videos of suspects committing crimes such as shoplifting. Our Crimestoppers program has been greatly successful – it empowered our community members to help us solve the crime with their many tips. These tips resulted in many arrests and have greatly contributed to our violent crime reduction of 53% (2010-2017) and overall crime reduction of 34% (2010-2017). We are now excited to launch the expanded use of social media and technology with the implementation of our GT eyewatch program. Crimestoppers was implemented to solve a crime which it has, but over the years we have found that our posting of... Read more →


Assemblyman Moriarty Legislation Promoting Equal Pay for Women Now Law

TRENTON NJ (April 25, 2018)(CNBnewsnet)--Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Paul Moriarty to promote equal pay for women was signed into law by the Governor on Tuesday. The law (A-1) modifies current law, including the Law Against Discrimination (LAD), to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for equal women. Specifically, the law will amend the LAD to make it an unlawful practice for an employer to discriminate against an employee because the employee is a member of a class protected against discrimination by the LAD, by paying a rate of compensation, including benefits, to employees of a protected class less than the rate paid to employees not of the class for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and... Read more →


Your Money: EPA Announces Availability of Funding to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines

CNBNews graphics Preference given to fleets in areas facing air quality challenges WASHINGTON (April 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to modernize the nation’s diesel fleet by retrofitting or replacing vehicles with cleaner, more efficient diesel engines. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $40 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants, subject to the availability of funds. “These grants will incentivize improvements to aging diesel fleets and improve air quality throughout the country,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “EPA will continue to target funds to areas facing significant air quality issues.” “Steps to reduce emissions from older diesel trucks are some of the most cost-effective measures we can take to improve the air... Read more →


Philadelphia Union's Jonesy and Trusty reflect on U-20 World Cup

Philadelphia Union graphic PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--It's been almost a year since the U-20 World Cup has taken place, and for Philadelphia Union Homegrowns Derrick Jones and Auston Trusty, the experience of that competition brought them closer — sharing memories that will last them a lifetime. Jones had quite the experience on his path to the U-20 World Cup, changing his citizenship to play for the United States. After petitioning FIFA into allowing him to play for the U.S., the midfielder only appeared at one U.S. Training Camp before the World Cup. "I waited so long for FIFA to give me the opportunity to play, and I got it finally," Jones said. Jones was lucky enough to come off the bench in the first game, replacing... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: EPA Selects Newark, NJ to Receive $400,000 in Brownfield Grants

to Revitalize Blighted Properties and Promote Economic Redevelopment (New York, N.Y. – April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Newark, New Jersey was among 144 communities selected for brownfields environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. Two grants totaling $400,000 will provide the community with funding to assess, clean up and redevelop underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Chief of Staff Chris Lyon, and EPA Region 2 Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Walter Mugdan, announced the Newark grants at the old Berkowitz Fat Company site, for which some of the EPA Brownfield funds is slated. Newark Deputy Mayor, Director of Economic and Housing Development, Carmelo Garcia and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Brownfield Reuse Manager, Bill Lindner... Read more →


Learn to Handle New Changes in Technology for Small Businesses

Related: CNB Business News Galloway, NJ – The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism, along with the Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Talent Network and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center will host a Small Business Technology Panel on from 8:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the Board of Trustees room in the Campus Center. The event will focus on how South Jersey’s small businesses are dealing with dramatic technological changes in the way business is handled and how they are adapting to the digital revolution. Panelists will cover fast-moving tech trends for retail, hospitality and tourism, including: • Mobile e-commerce • Cloud Computing • Artificial Intelligence (AI) / robotics • Customer Platforms / the digital storefront • Other emerging trends... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: EPA Selects Camden City to Receive $400,000 in Brownfield Grants

to Revitalize Blighted Properties and Promote Economic Redevelopment Related: Point of View: A GIANT BLACK HOLE FOR TAXPAYERS BUCKS? (New York, N.Y. – April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Camden City, New Jersey was among 144 communities selected for Brownfields Environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. The two grants totaling $400,000 will provide the community with funding to assess, clean up, and redevelop underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. A total of $54.3 million will be provided to brownfields sites nationwide. “EPA’s Brownfields Program expands the ability of communities to recycle vacant and abandoned properties for new, productive reuses, using existing infrastructure," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. "These grants leverage other public and private investments, and improve local economies through property cleanup and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Rogelio Santander, Dallas Texas; Murdered by a Shoplifter

DALLAS, TEXAS (APRIL 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Police Officer Rogelio Santander, age 27 succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while he and two other officers attempted to arrest a shoplifting suspect at a Home Depot store at 11682 Forest Central Drive. An off-duty officer working overtime at the store and the store's loss prevention officer had detained a subject who attempted to shoplift in the store. During the investigation, it was determined the man had an outstanding felony warrant and the off-duty officer requested additional units. Officer Santander and another officer arrived at the store and remained with the subject in the loss prevention office as the off-duty officer confirmed the warrant. As Officer Santander and the other officer attempted to place the man in... Read more →


Senate Select Committe Lambaste NJ Senator Bob Menendez

The Senate Select Committee on Ethics released a damning letter of admonition resulting from its investigation of CNBNews graphics file disgraced Senator Bob Menendez. The letter lays out Menendez’s corrupt, unethical behavior, and condemns his actions in the strongest possible language. Some highlights: “The Committee has found that over a six-year period you knowingly and repeatedly accepted gifts of significant value from Dr. Melgen without obtaining required Committee approval and that you failed to publicly disclose certain gifts as required by Senate Rule and federal law. Additionally, while accepting these gifts, you used your position as a Member of the Senate to advance Dr. Melgen's personal and business interests.” “Notably, you have not disputed the fact that you accepted numerous gifts from Dr. Melgen and... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing: Maryland's Weekly Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood

Weekly Fishing Report: April 25 by Keith Lockwood Gregory Martin was fishing the area where Nanticoke River striped bass exit into the bay and caught this beautiful 51-inch, 48-pound striped bass. Photo by Brad Martin Patience is supposed to be the hallmark of an angler, but many had theirs strained this past opening weekend for trophy striped bass season. Most understand it has been a chilly spring, and low water temperatures have delayed striped bass spawning in the tidal rivers. In the past couple of days we have seen water temperatures finally reach acceptable temperatures for the fish. There was a big spawn on the Choptank River, and the Nanticoke, Patuxent and Potomac rivers should be on the same general schedule. The striped bass that... Read more →


Virtua Mobile Farmers Market Celebrates ‘Week of the Young Child’ 

with Fun Visits at South Jersey Schools Young students at St. Joseph Child Development Center in Camden learn how to make an easy recipe with fresh apples and other healthy ingredients, during a visit by the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market. More than 900 South Jersey children enjoyed healthy treats and hands-on lessons about fruits and vegetables, when the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market visited six area schools. The flavorful festivities marked The National Week of the Young Child™, held from April 16 – 20 this year. Children received nutrition education along with seasonal favorites -- apples, bananas, carrots, sweet potatoes and clementines. “Virtua’s dedication to promote healthy eating behaviors and provide nutrition education is a core pillar to support health and well-being,” explained Suzanne Ghee, Assistant... Read more →


MURPHY MARKS FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE

Gov. Phil Murphy celebrated the first 100 days of his administration with a speech in New Brunswick and a number of media interviews, NJ Spotlight writes. While he focused on legislation that he has signed, the governor faces some of his biggest challenges in the coming weeks when the Legislature takes up some of his biggest initiatives. On the list of Murphy’s goals are increasing taxes on the wealthy, setting the school financing formula and legalizing marijuana. EAST ASIAN TICK FOUND IN SECOND NJ COUNTY The presence of a tick species that previously had never been found in the United States has been confirmed in a second New Jersey county, NJ.com reports. The tick, also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, was found... Read more →


Grand Jury Returns Murder Indictment Against Lumberton Father and Son

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (April 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Lumberton man and his son were indicted today for the fatal stabbing of a New York City man during a fight earlier this year in Lumberton Township in which another man was also wounded. Supreme Life, 56, and Antoine Ketler, 33, (photos above) of the first block of Coriander Drive, were indicted by a Grand Jury on one count each of Murder (First Degree) and Attempted Murder (First Degree). Life was also indicted on two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Burlington County First Assistant Prosecutor Philip... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: Anglers Asked To Report Shad In Musconetcong River

(April 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--American Shad have returned to the Musconetcong River and the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is asking anglers who see or accidentally catch American Shad or river herring while fishing for other species to report their sightings. Anglers are reminded that it is illegal to take or possess American Shad except from the Delaware River mainstem. The historic return of this fish to the Musconetcong River is due to the recent removal of several dams that blocked their spring spawning migration for more than a century. Although illegal to specifically fish for American Shad and river herring (Alewife and Blueback Herring) in the Musconetcong River, documenting their presence is very important to the recovery of these fishes. Anglers are asked to submit... Read more →


NJBIA, Audible to Host 'A Tale of Tech Cities' Forum  

Related: CNB Business News (CNBNewsnet)--The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, in partnership with Audible, will bring together tech industry experts, the investor community, public officials and entrepreneurs on Monday, April 30 for a major economic policy forum exploring best practices and policies for building strong tech-based ecosystems that create jobs, tax revenue and economic opportunity. "The 2018 Economic Policy Forum: A Tale of Tech Cities—Innovation & Urban Revitalization" will include keynote remarks from Governor Phil Murphy, who will discuss his administration's plans to grow New Jersey's high-tech economy, and Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible, the world's largest producer and seller of audio entertainment. For more information on the economic policy forum visit here.Media interested in covering the event are asked to contact... Read more →


NJ's FIRST LADY AND DEP ACTING COMMISSIONER MARK EARTH WEEK

BY VISITING SCHOOL THAT IS DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS TRENTON - First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy and Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today celebrated Earth Week at a Long Branch elementary school that is developing the next generation of environmental leaders through green-focused programs that have earned national recognition. The visit to George L. Catrambone Elementary School is one of several visits Acting Commissioner McCabe is making this week across the state to share DEP's mission with children and encourage them to be environmental leaders. The First Lady read a proclamation declaring Environmental and Sustainability Education Week in New Jersey, and talked to students and staff about leading by example as well as key environmental issues the state faces, such as climate... Read more →


DEA Aims for Record Removal of Unused Pills

Through its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative (WASHINGTON) – After collecting more than 9 million pounds (4,500 tons) of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications at 14 previous events over the past 8 years, the Drug Enforcement Administration and its national, tribal, and community partners will hold the 15th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the country on Saturday, April 28th. The service is free and anonymous. This weekend more than 5,600 collection sites manned by almost 4,500 partner law enforcement agencies will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The public can find a nearby collection site at www.DEATakeBack.com or by calling 800-882-9539. (DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps.) “Take Back Day helps to keep drugs out of the hands... Read more →


Tickets Available for 2018 Sail Philadelphia presented by Bank of America

Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View On Thursday, May 24, nearly a dozen majestic ships will sail into Philadelphia for a five-day 2018 Sail Philadelphia presented by Bank of America festival celebrating the sailing community and Philadelphia’s maritime heritage. Beginning with the Parade of Sail on Thursday, Sail Philadelphia will offer waterfront fun, ship tours, and sailing excursions throughout Memorial Day weekend, with festivities concluding on the evening of May 28. Philadelphia will serve as the only East Coast port to host the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® race series in 2018. To access tickets early, head to Ticketfly to book your Ship Tours and Sail Away Cruisesnow. Tickets are timed to minimize wait times and maximize your experience, so be sure to... Read more →


Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA. Get it? The name implies that the organization’s goal is to get rid of the oldest and largest civil rights organization in America, your NRA. According to an article at Time.com, this latest anti-freedom effort is the brainchild of actress Alyssa Milano, who has recruited a number of her left-wing Hollywood pals to join her cabal. Because, when average Americans start to wonder who would be best suited to dictate to them “solutions” to the problem of violent crime, their first thought tends to be millionaire celebrities that live in gated communities and travel with armed... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Semiya Serrano recognized for being named to the Fall 2017 Chancellor's List FAYETTEVILLE, NC (04/23/2018)-- Semiya Serrano was recognized on April 17, 2018 at the Chancellor's List of Students Program of Recognition held at the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium at Fayetteville State University. Semiya Serrano of Mount Holly,NJ (08060) was named to the Fall 2017 Chancellor's List by earning a GPA of 3.75 or higher and completing at least 12 semester hours during one semester, two consecutive terms for Fort Bragg students, and had no incomplete grades. Dr. Pamela Jackson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, presided over the event and Chancellor James A. Anderson acknowledged the student honorees for their outstanding accomplishments in his closing remarks. FSU is the second-oldest public institution in... Read more →


Audible and NJBIA to Host “2018 Economic Policy Forum: A Tale of Tech Cities

— Innovation & Urban Revitalization” Governor Murphy, Audible Founder and CEO Don Katz to Keynote April 30 Event at NJPAC The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, in partnership with Audible, will bring together tech industry experts, the investor community, public officials and entrepreneurs on April 30 for a major economic policy forum exploring best practices and policies for building strong tech-based ecosystems that create jobs, tax revenue, and economic opportunity. “The 2018 Economic Policy Forum: A Tale of Tech Cities—Innovation & Urban Revitalization” will include keynote remarks from Governor Phil Murphy, who will discuss his administration’s plans to grow New Jersey’s high-tech economy, and Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible, the world’s largest producer and seller of audio entertainment. Katz will share insights... Read more →


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the United Arab Emirates Sign Medical Services Agreement

(CNBNewsnet)PHILADELPHIA,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today entered into a Medical Services Agreement to provide expert medical care for children in the UAE, formally documenting their long-standing alliance. The Agreement was signed by Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, and Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in Washington, DC. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today entered into a Medical Services Agreement to provide expert medical care for children in the UAE, formally documenting their long-standing alliance. The Agreement was signed by Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, and Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in... Read more →


Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden announces Dean’s List for fall 2017 semester                                                                                  

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY NJ (April 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-— One hundred and sixty-eight New Jersey residents, all undergraduates in the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, have been named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence. The list is announced by Marie O’Toole, senior associate dean of the nursing school at Rutgers University–Camden. Dean’s List students earned a grade-point average of no less than 3.5 (out of a possible 4.0) and carried at least 12 academic credits during the fall 2017 semester. Atlantic County ATLANTIC CITY: Jay Bhavsar EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP: Shenelle Alexander GALLOWAY: Michael Luisi LINWOOD: Evangelia Georgiou MARGATE: Sarah Boyce MAYS LANDING: Lindsey Parks PLEASANTVILLE: Alexis Biesiada SOMERS POINT: Taylor Donovan; Luke Lasala Burlington County BORDENTOWN: Gizem Turk BURLINGTON: Anita Bakarr; Destynee Covington CINNAMINSON: Alison... Read more →


YOU'RE INVITED: Audubon Day, Saturday April 28

W Merchant St from W Atlantic Ave to Virginia Ave Bring your appetite, dancing shoes and friends for a fun event for kids and Adults. Commemorating the Birthday of John Audubon, our town namesake, we celebrate everything Audubon with music, food, games and activities for kids, vendors, a beer garden, and more! website: http://celebrateaudubon.com facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1956523567996576/ For more info, please contact Terri Wallace, info@celebrateaudubon.com Bring Your Appetite, Dancing Shoes & Friends for a Fun Event for Kids and Adults! DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018 TIME: 3:00pm - 9:00pm LOCATION: W. Merchant Street from Virginia Avenue to W. Atlantic Avenue Rain Date: April 29, 1:00pm - 7:00pm FEATURING: Live Music Local Food Vendors Kids Games & Activities Craft Vendors Beer Garden CRAFT VENDORS WANTED We... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Dept. Participating in DEA Drug Take Back Saturday, April 28

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, April 28, 2018, Gloucester Township Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Drug Take Back. The effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home. If you have expired or unused prescription drugs or any type of medication you can drop it off no questions asked. Stop by the Police Department's Watch Desk Area located at 1261 Chews Landing Road Laurel Springs, NJ 08021 from 10am-2pm this Saturday, April 28th. If you cannot stop by on Saturday its okay!! You can visit our drug boxes seven days a week. Our 24 hour a day drug box is located next to our Police Department Watch desk and a second box is located... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Hosts FREE Childhood Trauma Awareness Program on May 9th

VOORHEES, NJ (April 25, 2018) – Join Elementary School Counselor Diana Trasatti for a FREE program, “Healthy Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Their ‘New Normal’,” on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Center at Voorhees (1099 White Horse Road, Voorhees, NJ) to learn about childhood trauma. Children respond to trauma in many different ways. Some may have reactions very soon after the event; others may do fine for weeks or months, and then begin to show troubling behavior. Attendees will learn common signs, how to recognize problems and how to respond appropriately. This free community wellness program is sponsored by Jefferson Health – New Jersey and is open to all community members. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, or... Read more →


CNB Medical News:

How Colorectal Cancer Cells Spread to the Liver

Pinterest graphic Newswise — La Jolla, Calif., April 24, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)– Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The main cause of death in patients with colorectal cancer is liver metastasis, with nearly 70% of patients eventually developing a liver tumor. Recent research has revealed low levels of a tumor suppressor called protein kinase C zeta (PKC zeta) in human colorectal cancer cells and distant metastasis, but it has not been clear how this contributes to the spread of tumors and poor prognosis in patients. A new study by Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers helps explain the connection between PKC zeta and metastatic colorectal cancer. Published in Cell Reports, the research describes how... Read more →


Glassboro Man Sentenced to Prison for Robbery

CNBNews graphics WOODBURY NJ (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Dalton J. Wilson (DOB 10/20/97), of Glassboro NJ, was sentenced Monday (4/23/18) to seven years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to the robbery of two juveniles in a parking lot of the Good Intent elementary school in Deptford Township NJ on August 5, 2017. The sentence imposed by Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson is subject to New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, making Wilson ineligible for parole until he serves 85 percent of his prison term. Dalton has been incarcerated since his arrest on 8/23/17. In the incident, an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were approached by two individuals. In pleading guilty to second-degree armed robbery on 2/23/18, Dalton acknowledged he was one of... Read more →


Malcolm D. Tyson Pleads Guilty to Murdering Swedesboro Resident

CNBNews graphics file WOODBURY NJ (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Malcolm D. Tyson (DOB 3/24/93), of Paulsboro NJ pleaded guilty today (4/26) to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of 60-year-old Sylvester “Buttons” Combs, whose body was found in a trailer at an abandoned Swedesboro NJ business on April 6, 2016. Tyson also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson in the burning of a storage trailer at a Swedesboro cemetery on 4/1/16, robbery of a West Deptford Citgo service station on 8/13/16 and violation of probation as a result of his arrest and plea in the Combs homicide. As a result of plea negotiations, Dianna Reed-Rolando, Trial Chief in the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, will recommend that Tyson be sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey state... Read more →


BCPO Receives Grant to Help Law Enforcement Manage Mental Trauma

L-R: Jorge Oliu; Jennifer Hibbs; BCPO Detective Sergeant Michael Wiltsey; BCPO Detective Brian Lloyd; Robin Oliu; and BCPO First Assistant Prosecutor Philip S. Aronow. MOUNT HOLLY, N.J.(CNBNewsnet)- – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that the Prosecutor’s Office has been awarded a grant by the Ian Oliu Foundation of Marlton, N.J. to implement a mental health awareness and training program to help law enforcement officers navigate through mental trauma and learn to identify the stressors that are associated with their profession. The statewide training, known as the “Comprehensive Officer Resiliency Program,” is being spearheaded by the Prosecutor’s Office and has been in the works for more than three years. The initiative will utilize an established program to teach law enforcement agencies how to change... Read more →


Coast Guard responds to fuel spill near Bayonne, New Jersey

NEW YORK NY (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- - The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a spill of marine diesel fuel at the APM Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, Wednesday afternoon. APM Terminal notified the National Response Center that the fuel spilled into Newark Bay while a ship was refueling pier-side at the terminal. The source of the spill has been secured and Coast Guard pollution responders are now on scene. Commercial clean-up crews have deployed boom to contain as much of the fuel as possible, while simultaneously recovering product from the waterway. Coast Guard marine inspectors are also on scene to assess the condition of the vessels involved and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is providing trajectory models to assist in the... Read more →


STUDENTS FROM SAINT HELENA INCARNATION SCHOOL CELEBRATE EVERY KID HEALTHY WEEK

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS FACE-OFF FOR FITNESS PROGRAM PHILADELPHIA PA (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) has teamed up with The Philadelphia Flyers’ Community Relations Department to celebrate “Every Kid Healthy Week” at Saint Helena Incarnation School. More than 100 students from third and fourth grades will participate in The Flyers Face-Off for Fitness program. Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saint Helena Incarnation School 6101 North 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19120 The Flyers Face-Off for Fitness program is a 45-minute hockey fitness program developed for young students that stresses the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and physical activity. The objective of the program is to heighten awareness and provide information to... Read more →


Multiple Alarm Fire in Gloucester City

photos courtesy of the Westville Volunteer Fire Department GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—A multiple alarm fire broke out at 18 South Sussex Street, Gloucester City at 12:54 AM. The Westville Fire Department described what happened when they arrived to assist the Gloucester City Fire Department on their Facebook page: This morning at 0054 Hrs, Ladder Company 736 and Chief 701, staffed with eight volunteers, responded into Gloucester City for an All-Hands Dwelling Fire at 18 South Sussex Street. Battalion 504 and Quint 51 arrived to find heavy fire in the rear of an occupied 2 1/2 Story dwelling spreading to 16 South Sussex Street. Squad 16 secured a second water source, Rescue 32 acted as the RIT, Engine 52 (Career Recall) and Camden City... Read more →


GOVERNOR SIGNS GENDER PAY-EQUITY LAW

Gov. Phil Murphy signed on Tuesday what is being called the nation’s toughest gender pay-equity law, NJ Spotlight writes. The new law, which takes effect on July 1, allows women and members of other protected classes to sue for triple damages for pay discrimination. It also bars employers for punishing workers for discussing how much money they are being paid. The Asbury Park Press offers five things New Jerseyans should know about the new law. FEWER NJ HOSPITALS RECEIVE TOP GRADE FOR PATIENT SAFETY The latest report card for patient safety shows that eight fewer hospitals in New Jersey received the top grade, NJ.com reports. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are compiled twice a year. The ratings released Tuesday showed that 22 hospitals received an... Read more →


HHS purchases anthrax antitoxin for Strategic National Stockpile

Acquisition augments anthrax treatments currently stockpiled The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will purchase an anthrax treatment for $25.2 million from Elusys Therapeutics Inc. of Pine Brook, New Jersey, as part of the department’s ongoing national preparedness efforts. “Protecting the American people from 21st century threats, such as anthrax, remains a high priority for the department,” said Dr. Robert Kadlec, assistant secretary for preparedness and response. “This procurement under Project BioShield ensures we continue to have treatment options for people exposed to anthrax and increases the number of courses available in an emergency.” The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of ASPR, provided funding under Project BioShield for continued... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Corporal Eugene Cole, Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Maine

SOMERSET COUNTY, MAINE (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Corporal Eugene Cole was shot and killed along Route 2, in Norridgewock, by a subject who was out on bond for a previous weapons charge. The subject shot Corporal Cole then stole his fully marked patrol car between 1:00 am and 2:00 am. He drove the cruiser to a nearby store and robbed it, before fleeing again. He abandoned the patrol car, fled on foot, and remains at large. Corporal Cole had served with the Somerset County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his son, who also serves with the agency. via Officer Down Memorial Page Related: CNB Crime Blue Line Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View Read more →


BERKELEY STUDENTS JOIN ACTING COMMISSIONER MCCABE FOR EARTH WEEK PLANTING OF ATLANTIC WHITE CEDARS

AT DOUBLE TROUBLE STATE PARK IN OCEAN COUNTY (CNBNewsnet) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection today marked Earth Week by planting a portion of Double Trouble State Park in Ocean County with Atlantic white cedar seedlings as part of special state reforestation efforts designed to repopulate this stately but ecologically stressed species. Students from Berkeley Township elementary schools took part in the planting, joining DEP Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe and the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry to celebrate Earth Week during one of numerous ecologically themed events taking place across the state. "I am privileged to be here to celebrate Earth Week with students who are so passionate about protecting and enhancing our natural resources," Acting Commissioner McCabe said. "These students... Read more →


Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force in Bloomsburg

Williamsport, PA (CNBNewsnet)- U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the arrest of Omar Reddy, 19, in Bloomsburg, PA. On April 13, 2016, the Philadelphia Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Reddy with an attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault and other related offenses for his involvement in a shooting which occurred in Philadelphia on April 2nd. U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia were asked to assist in locating Reddy. Their fugitive investigation indicated that Reddy may have fled to the Bloomsburg area. An investigative lead was sent to their counterparts in the Williamsport office for assistance. U.S. Marshals and its task force partners located and arrested Reddy without incident in the 1300 block of Cub Circle in Bloomsburg. He was turned over to local authorities... Read more →


Home Country: The Mourning Dove with the Speech Impediment

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Doc smiled and felt really good inside when he heard the familiar birdsong. “Hey there, Wheezer,” he said, “happy spring!” For some reason, this mourning dove with the speech impediment comes around to Doc’s backyard every spring, and Doc thinks that’s just all right. If ol’ Wheez didn’t have that distinctive voice, Doc would never know if this bird favored his yard or was just another bird looking for a home. Let’s face it, Wheezer looks just like every other dove in town. But he was back and flirting with a good-looking lady dove up on the branches of the locust tree. Doc always wondered whether doves mate for life and this was the same Mrs. Wheez he sees every year,... Read more →


DEP Rejects Lakewood’s Massive Development Plan

TRENTON NJ (CNBNewsnet)--In a Public Notice in the New Jersey Register, The New Jersey DEP has rejected Lakewood Township’s proposed regional centers that would have doubled the population in the township and caused over development. The Department has determined that the Township has not comprehensively addressed the need for an adequate public water supply to serve its planned growth and has determined that they are inconsistent with the purposes of CAFRA and the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Rules and are rejected for use in determining impervious cover limits and vegetative cover requirements for CAFRA regulated developments. “The DEP stood up for to the environment and good planning by rejecting Lakewood’s Coastal Zone Amendment that would have doubled the town’s population in an overdeveloped community. DEP’s... Read more →


Suspended Meter Reader/Clerk for New Brunswick Water Dept. Plead Guilty to Taking Bribes

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a suspended meter reader and a suspended senior account clerk for the New Brunswick Water Department pleaded guilty today in connection with schemes to reduce the water and sewer bills of numerous customers in return for bribes. The following men each pleaded guilty today to a second-degree charge of official misconduct before Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch in Union County: Joseph “Gordo” DeBonis, 55, of Toms River, N.J., the senior account clerk, will face a recommended sentence of five years in state prison, including two years of parole ineligibility; and. William “Billi” Ortiz, 56, of North Brunswick, N.J., the meter reader, will face a recommended sentence of five years in state prison, including one year of... Read more →


DEP MARKS EARTH WEEK BY PRESERVING 1,155 ACRES OF SOUTHERN PINE LANDS FORESTS AND WETLANDS

(CNBNewsnet) TRENTON - As part of its commitment to advancing New Jersey as a national leader on environmental protection, the Department of Environmental Protection today helped mark Earth Week by announcing the preservation of more than 1,100 acres of forests and wetlands in the ecologically sensitive Great Egg Harbor River watershed in the southern Pinelands. The DEP's Green Acres Program, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, preserved 1,155 acres in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County. The land becomes part of an extensive existing network of preserved open space in this ecologically unique region of pine and cedar forests. "During Earth Week, it is important to remember that preservation of open space is fundamental to our mission at the DEP," said Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. "By... Read more →


Frances S. Pfeffer of Gloucester City; Retired Bus Driver; Past W.T. Grants Employee

Gloucester City – On April 23, 2018. Age 83. (nee Snyder). Loving mother of Connie DeVoe (Ray) and the late John L. Pfeffer. Cherished grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 9. Frances was a school bus driver for Holcomb Bus Co. for 12 years and formerly worked for W.T. Grants in Camden. She was a resident of Gloucester City since 1948. Viewing Friday, April 27th from 9 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Frances S. Pfeffer. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →