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April 2018

CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

CNBNews graphics UA Student Anthony Lipscomb of Burlington Recognized by Black Faculty and Staff Association TUSCALOOSA, AL (04/24/2018)-- Anthony Lipscomb of Burlington, NJ (08016) received the Cleo Thomas Awar from The University of Alabama's Black Faculty and Staff Association in March. The association's Academic Premier Awards honor UA students on Black Scholars Day. The mission of the Black Faculty and... Read more →


Brother And Sister Convicted Of Attempting To Steal $3.7 Million With Phony Invoice Scheme

CNBNews graphics TRENTON, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)– A brother and sister from New Jersey were convicted at trial today of running a multi-million dollar fraudulent invoice scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Shevandra Verasawmi, 38, of Matawan, New Jersey, and Vishallie Verasawmi, 37, of Green Brook, New Jersey, were found guilty of all four counts of an indictment charging them with one... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 45(April 29, 2018) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 17. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since... Read more →


Darren Winningham Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Shooting at Riverside House Party

CNBNews graphics MOUNT HOLLY (April 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Riverside Township man was sentenced today to 10 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally shooting a woman during a party at his residence in April 2016. The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, J.S.C., handed down the sentence to Darren Winningham, 44, who pled... Read more →


Drunk Driver Escapes Injury After Striking Telephone Pole in Laurel Springs

CNBNews graphics (GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ )(April 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Friday, April 27th, 2018 at approximately 10:41 pm, Gloucester Township Police responded to Hider Lane, in the Laurel Springs section, for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a telephone pole. Arriving officers found that a Chevy pickup truck had left the roadway, struck a telephone support pole and then... Read more →


Serial Child Molester Strikes Again in Southwest Philadelphia, 5th Time in Nearly a Year

PHILADELPHIA PA (April 28, 2018)--A man who police say has been driving around Philadelphia, luring boys into his car with the prospect of earning money pumping gas only to sexually assault them, has struck for a fifth time. This latest incident happened at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at 58th Street and Baltimore Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia as the boy headed to... Read more →


CONVENTION OF STATES MILESTONE: ONE MILLIONTH PETITION SIGNED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

“America’s Founders gave us a tool to use for exactly this time when our federal government would be too big, bloated and corrupt,” - U.S. Senator Jim DeMint WASHINGTON, D.C. April 23 (CNBNewsnet)-– Convention of States is pleased to announce a historic milestone with the signing of our one millionth Article V petition. From sea to shining sea, in every... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Building Trust

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet If you have just adopted a dog from a shelter or rescue, one of the first interactions with him should be to cultivate trust between you. Adopted dogs (older dogs not purchased as puppies) have varied, sometimes sad, histories. Chances are they have lost the only home they ever knew; they are anxious and mistrustful. It’s... Read more →


Historic Route 206 Bridges over Stony Brook rehabilitation wins 2018 Project of the Year Award

Two industry groups bestow honors for the project Stone Arch Bridge over Stony Brook (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has been recognized by two important transportation industry groups for its work to repair an historic 18th century bridge in Princeton, the oldest state owned bridge still in use. NJDOT’s Route 206 Bridges over Stony Brook project was... Read more →


Two NJ Men Arrested For Evading Taxes On $5.3 Million Taken From New York Religious Organization

CNBNews graphics NEWARK, N.J. (CNBNewsnet) – Two high-ranking members of the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ (ICGJC) were arrested today for allegedly evading taxes on millions of dollars in ICGJC funds that they fraudulently diverted to their sham entertainment company and to one of the defendants for his personal use, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jermaine Grant, 43,... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--I’ve been a lifelong fan of science fiction stories. Two of my favorites are classic novels by H.G. Wells (d. 1946), The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. Both were twice produced as movies. Both make great reading even today. Not everything he wrote had such lasting success, though. Another Wells-inspired... Read more →


CNBNews CRIME: 39 People Charged with Large-Scale Cocaine Trafficking from PA. to Calif.

CNBNews graphics PITTSBURGH, PA (CNBNewsnet)-- - A federal grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania returned two separate, but related, superseding indictments charging 39 defendants with committing numerous drug trafficking, money laundering, financial structuring and firearms crimes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. "This cocaine organization is one of the largest in the history of Western Pennsylvania:... Read more →


Camden City Drug Dealer Headed to Prison After Seizure of the Super-Potent Opioid Fentanyl

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Camden drug dealer was sentenced to state prison today in connection with the seizure in March 2017 of over 30 pounds of the super-potent synthetic opioid fentanyl. The seizure by the New Jersey State Police, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, the DEA Camden HIDTA Task Force and Camden County Metro Police... Read more →


FBI ALERT: Sexual Assault Aboard Aircraft

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the FBI is taking that opportunity to alert the public about a serious federal crime that is on the rise: sexual assault aboard aircraft. Compared to the tens of millions of U.S. citizens who fly each year, the number of in-flight sexual assault victims is relatively small, “but even one victim is unacceptable,”... Read more →


Continuum Health Selected to Support Riverside Medical Group’s New Jersey Expansion

Addition of Moorestown & Haddon Heights Practices Marks Entry into South Jersey Marlton, NJ… One of New Jersey’s fastest-growing medical groups has chosen Continuum Health to support its expansion throughout the state. Secaucus-based Riverside Medical Group (RMG) marks its entry into the South Jersey region with the addition of Main Street Medical Associates in Moorestown and Heights Primary Care in... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: April 16-22

Reminder for the week: Retaining striped bass spawning season unlawful in Delaware DOVER DELAWARE (CNBNEWSNET)(April 27, 2018) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between April 16-22 made 3,687 contacts... Read more →


New Jersey’s Two Ethically Compromised Senators​

CNBNews graphics WASHINGTON DC(April 27,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Yesterday, the Senate Ethics Committee delivered a scathing “Public Letter of Admonition” to Senator Bob Menendez for accepting gifts from a convicted felon, all while using his official position to perform personal and business favors for said felon. The Committee found that Menendez’s misconduct violated Senate rules, “demonstrated poor judgment” and “reflected discredit upon the Senate.”... Read more →


Local student Kimberly Daley paticipates in Donning of the Kente ceremony to kick off EMU's 100th Commencement celebration

HARRISONBURG, VA (04/23/2018)-- Thirty-three seniors and graduate students participated in Wednesday's Donning of the Kente ceremony at Eastern Mennonite University. Each graduate received a special stole of their choice, symbolizing their heritage and roots, to wear at the May 6 Commencement ceremony. Kimberly Daley (Willingboro, NJ) participated in the Kente ceremony. Kimberly Daley is graduating with a degree in nursing.... Read more →


USCG Training Center in Cape May Hosts Annual Drill Instructor Summit

CAPE MAY, N.J.(APRIL 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) -- In an effort to open lines of communication between the enlisted training entities of all five military branches, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hosted the Annual Drill Instructor Summit, which began Monday and concluded Friday. The summit is designed to facilitate dialogue between the services, aid in the exchange of ideas, discuss societal... Read more →


MORRISTOWN, EAST BRUNSWICK RESIDENTS CALL FOR INCREASED TRAFFIC SAFETY MEASURES

More than a dozen residents pleaded with the Morristown Council to do something about the traffic flowing through their neighborhoods — some say they've been asking for years. Kevin Coughlin of Morristown Green says residents want traffic signs, speed bumps and speed traps. Meanwhile, Maureen Berzok of TAP into East Brunswick says residents in her town are calling for similar... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: PSEG Fined $39 Million for Lying to FERC

TRENTON NJ (April 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has signed a consent agreement with PSEG to settle their bidding errors with a $39 million fee. The violations are supposed to have taken place over a nine-year period from 2005 to 2014 by PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC, the company’s trading arm. According to FERC, the company made... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Announces Winner of First “Cooper Civic Leadership Award”

(Camden City NJ) - Shenelle Alexander, an undergraduate nursing student at Rutgers University-Camden, was named as the first winner of the $1,000 Cooper Civic Leadership Award at the Seventh Annual Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement held April 26, 2018. Cooper University Health Care established the Civic Leadership Award earlier this year to honor a Rutgers University-Camden student who exemplifies outstanding... Read more →


DEP CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY WITH CEREMONY SPOTLIGHTING EFFORTS TO PROTECT TREES

AND RESTORE THEM TO URBAN COMMUNITIES (18/P33) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry today celebrated Arbor Day with tree plantings and an awards ceremony in Riverton spotlighting efforts across the state to grow healthy, safe, and resilient urban and community forests. The ceremony highlighted the Burlington County borough's 30th year as a Tree City... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: A tribute to Mayor Judith Kennedy and Assemblyman Frank Skartados

graphic provided I assume you must know by now, but just in case I want to share. There was no way for me to prepare myself for what I was about to hear on a normal Sunday evening as I reached out to the County LegislatorKevinDarren Lujan to set up a meeting for the upcoming week. When he told me... Read more →