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May 2018

Gloucester Township Introduces GTWheels Sustainable Bike Library

in Partnership with Camden County and Cross Country Connection TMA GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ May 24, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)– Gloucester Township, in partnership with Camden County and Cross County Connection TMA, is excited to introduce the GTWheels Sustainable Bike Library. The press conference will take place at the Lakeland Complex (508 Lakeland Road, Gloucester Township, NJ) at 11:00 am. GTWheels is an innovative concept in Gloucester Township where volunteers will repair donated or recovered bicycles and offer them to the public for no cost. Residents will be able to borrow a refurbished bike from their municipal distribution center located at the Lakeland Complex, and then return it when they are done using it if they’d like. This program will provide residents with a fun, healthy, free and... Read more →


Gloucester County Senior Health and Fitness Fair recognizes success of seniors

Pictured: Elizabeth MCCullough, Jackie DeFrank, Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Janice Hill, and Marc and Wilma Nagtegaal (Deptford, NJ) - In honor of May being designated by the U.S. Administration on Aging as Older Americans Month, Gloucester County held its Senior Health and Fitness Fair at Auletto Caterers last Tuesday, May 15. Tomorrow, May 22, the sold out Senior Spring Fling event will take place at Auletto Caterers at 11 a.m. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "There are 50,000 citizens in our county aged 60 and older who are actively involved in multiple aspects of our community including volunteering, mentorship, the arts, and community services. We'd like to take the time to recognize and celebrate everything our senior community members have done for the county." Freeholder... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 14-20

Reminder for the week: Have a safe Memorial Day holiday weekend Don’t drink and boat! DOVER (May 25, 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 May 14-20 made 1,256 contacts with anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 29 citations. Officers responded to 50 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in the Community On May 18, Fish &... Read more →


One Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty, Another Indicted In Fort Dix Prison Child Porn Ring

CAMDEN, N.J. (May 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– A Tennessee man became the seventh defendant to plead guilty while a Massachusetts man was indicted in connection to a child pornography ring at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix that was operated by inmates who were imprisoned for related offenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Charles Wesley Bush, 38, of Knoxville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. William H. Noble, 52, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was charged by indictment today with conspiracy to receive and distribute child pornography, receipt of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and accessing child pornography with intent to view... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

CNBNews graphics Nicholas Artymowicz Named to SNHU's Dean's List MANCHESTER, NH (05/21/2018)-- Nicholas Artymowicz of Ocean View (08230) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's winter 2018 Dean's List. Eligibility for the Dean's List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 85-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 100,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers over 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the "Most Innovative" regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country,... Read more →


Bergen County Man Sentenced for Robbery of Bar, Carjacking, Kidnapping of Taxi Driver

NEWARK, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)(May 25, 2018)– A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 65 months in prison for participating in the December 2015 robbery of a North Jersey bar and the violent carjacking and kidnapping that took place shortly afterwards, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Wilbur Jonathon Barahona, 22, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to a three-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery, carjacking, and kidnapping. Judge Linares imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Barahona admitted that on Dec. 25, 2015, he and others forcibly robbed a bar in Hawthorne, New Jersey, and subsequently fled with... Read more →


FOREIGN CYBER ACTORS TARGET HOME/OFFICE ROUTERS & NETWORKED DEVICES WORLDWIDE

May 25, 2018 FBI ALERT! SUMMARY The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic. TECHNICAL DETAILS The size and scope of the infrastructure impacted by VPNFilter malware is significant. The malware targets routers produced by several manufacturers and network-attached storage devices by at least one manufacturer. The initial infection vector for this malware is currently unknown. THREAT VPNFilter is able to render small office and home office... Read more →


DOT completes dredging projects to restore state channels to navigable depths in Monmouth County

Boaters to have full access to some channels for first time in 30 years CNBNews graphics file (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the completion of three dredging projects to restore waterways in Monmouth County to navigable depths, some for the first time in 30 years. Many of these channels in Shark River, Shrewsbury, and Keansburg had been shoaled in since Superstorm Sandy, limiting boating options, emergency response, and commercial vessel traffic in the area. These channels are now considered to be in a state of good repair for the 2018 boating season, and will provide access to enhanced recreational and economic activity for summer visitors and residents alike. NJDOT has invested $20.2 million on dredging projects to restore these... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: New poll Shows NJ's Senator Menendez in trouble

A new poll from Farleigh Dickinson University shows disgraced Senator Bob Menendez clinging to a four-point lead in a matchup with businessman Bob Hugin. The poll shows Menendez with the support of just 28% of voters, an astonishingly low number for a two-term incumbent that is sure to cause heartburn among Democrats hoping voters would overlook the Senator’s ethical lapses. Menendez’s woes are threatening to turn the state, which includes the expensive New York and Philadelphia media markets, into a financial black hole for Democrats. Just yesterday, the Chairman of Senate Democrats’ campaign arm, Chris Van Hollen, acknowledged the race would be a fight, and they would get financially involved if necessary. Such a move would have serious implications, not just in New Jersey, but... Read more →


Lady Lions Headed to SJ Group 1 Championship

The Lady Lions headed south to play number 2 seed Buena with a trip to the SJ Group 1 Championship on the line. The 2017 Lions season ended with a loss to Buena but, today Lions pitcher Vanessa Pino scattered 7 hits over 7 innings and Emilee Hillman drove in 2 runs to give the Lions a 3-1 win. Photo Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured below 2B Jordan Howey Pictured below Samantha Palese Pictured below Catcher Mariah Dietrich Pictured below Pitcher Vanessa Pino Read more →


Search for Information Regarding Fire Dept. Fight, Leads to 12 Lawsuits Filed Against Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet EDITOR'S NOTE: In our search for information about the alleged fight between two Gloucester City firemen that occurred earlier this year at Fire Headquarters, King and Monmouth Streets, CNBNews submitted an OPRA request for all lawsuits filed against the City in 2018. We had heard that the injured fireman, who suffered a broken arm, had filed a lawsuit against the person responsible for the attack and also against the City. According to an anonymous source the alleged fight at the Fire Department headquarters, One King Street, involving a fire department captain who allegedly attacked a subordinate over comments about the firehouse in the media. The fireman was in a discussion about whether it was someone within the firehouse. This... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Cosed Swimming Areas Show Park Problems

by NJ Sierra Club A lack of lifeguards has forced the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry to close the swimming areas at Ringwood's Shepherd's Lake and Stokes's Stoney Lake for the foreseeable future. Low wages are cited as the main reason for not being able to fill the positions: only $10 an hour is offered. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “It’s disappointing that New Jersey won’t be opening two of its popular swimming areas this Memorial Day Weekend, and potentially for the whole summer. People won’t be able to picnic and swim with their families during the holiday. Our state has a shortage of swimming areas as it is so this will be a blow... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s 3rdAnnual Youth Academies

Application deadline extended to June 15 for DOVER (May 24, 2018) – If you are a student aged 12 through 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police is once again offering summer Youth Academies – with the deadline for applying extended to Friday, June 15. The Youth Academy is a five-day program that teaches boating safety, hunter safety, and how to protect our natural resources while looking to nurture the relationship between Delaware’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police (NRP) officers and the community. Participants in the Youth Academy attend tuition-free. This year, Fish & Wildlife NRP offers a Basic Youth Academy and two Advanced Youth Academy programs: Natural Resources Police Basic Youth Academy (New... Read more →


HMSHost Offers Late Night Drivers Free Coffee on Atlantic City Expressway

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27 of Memorial Day Weekend, midnight – 5 a.m. HMSHost offers a free coffee to late-night travelers on the Atlantic City Expressway this Memorial Day weekend.] Hammonton, NJ (CNBNewsnet)– May 24, 2018 – Global restaurateur HMSHost will provide free coffee to motorists who visit the Frank S. Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway from midnight to 5 a.m. on Friday, May 25, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 during the Memorial Day Weekend . “Each year we offer free coffee to late-night travelers as our way of saying thanks and helping them to stay alert after their busy days during the first holiday of the summer season,” explained Gary Reinhart, Vice President of New Jersey Motorways... Read more →


$200,000 FLOOD-RESILIENCE PLANNING GRANTS FOR COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SANDY

DEP ANNOUNCES COMPETITION (May 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) TRENTON - Municipalities in the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy can form teams to compete for $200,000 resilience-planning grants to address coastal and river-related flooding, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. The grant competition is part of Resilient NJ, a new program administered through the DEP's Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning, to identify and implement innovative regional solutions to address coastal and river-related flooding. "Through Resilient NJ, we encourage eligible local governments to develop innovative ideas to address flooding in their communities that will protect lives and property by strengthening overall resilience," Acting Commissioner McCabe said. "It is critical that we apply what we've learned from Sandy to better plan... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Notify Residents About Cleaning Up Their Properties; Face Fines If Cited

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police Department reminded residents that the law pertaining to cleaning up their properties will be strictly enforced. Violators face fines. The police department released the following statement. Gloucester City residents please be advised that code enforcement personnel will be notifying property owners and tenants who are in violation of Gloucester City Code 25, "Brush, Weeds and Debris" and Code 66, "Property Maintenance". This will be an ongoing effort that will continue throughout the spring and summer season. In summary, Code 25 specifies that grass, weeds or brush growing above the height of 10 inches from ground level shall be considered a nuisance. Additionally, Code 66-17A requires property owners and operators keep the premises free... Read more →


DREAM Park readying for upcoming June events and shows

(Logan Township, NJ) After weeks of rain and bad weather, the Gloucester County DREAM Park invites residents to get out to the DREAM Park and attend the upcoming June events and shows. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The DREAM Park always has something going on. With the weather finally clear, the Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to encourage residents to take advantage of visiting the DREAM Park to enjoy events they have to offer." All events are free to spectate and will take place on the following days: From June 1 through June 3 the Greater Eastern Appaloosa Regional Show will take place in the DREAM Park Main Arena. There are 130 regional clubs nationwide that are officially recognized representatives of the Appaloosa... Read more →


Women’s Tennis Association to Use Masimo MightySat™ Fingertip Pulse Oximeters

Masimo MightySat™ (Photo: Business Wire) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. & IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that the WTA’s Sport Sciences and Medicine (SS&M) team will immediately begin using Masimo MightySat™ as part of their mission to provide comprehensive care for athletes on the women’s professional tennis circuit. “We’re fortunate to have this new technology in the training room and on the court at the WTA. This equipment will aid our PHCPs in assessing player health and allow them to better service the immediate needs of our athletes” Tweet this MightySat is a fingertip pulse oximeter designed for general wellness and health applications including sports, fitness, and relaxation management. MightySat provides noninvasive measurements of oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter hosting first Kitten Shower

Gloucester County Animal Shelter hosting first Kitten Shower (Clayton, NJ) The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter will host a Kitten Shower on June 2, 2018 from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming arrival of new kittens as June is kitten season. The goal of the program is for people to donate supplies and to help the animal shelter recruit new foster families as well. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Baby showers have always been a great way for new families to get what they need to help support their new baby. With the upcoming arrival of new kittens, the Gloucester County Animal Shelter has decided to celebrate kitten season by hosting a shower."... Read more →


Pennsylvania Game Commission Expands CWD Rules

CNB graphics file Pennsylvanians who harvest deer anywhere in New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia no longer may bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting disease (CWD). As part of the fight to slow the spread of CWD in the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has updated its executive order prohibiting the importation of high-risk deer parts into Pennsylvania. While the order has always prohibited whole deer from being brought into Pennsylvania from most U.S. states and Canadian provinces where CWD exists, it previously permitted deer harvested in New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia to be brought in, so long as the deer weren’t reported to have been harvested in any county where... Read more →


MS-13 member nicknamed "Animal" sentenced to 40 years in murder, RICO probe

M-13 gang members (file photo) BOSTON (May 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--– An MS-13 member known by the street name “Animal” was sentenced to 40 years in prison following a multiagency probe, which included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Joel “Animal” Martinez, was sentenced for racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston as a result of the HSI Boston investigation. Martinez, 23, a citizen and national of El Salvador who formerly lived in East Boston was sentenced to 40 years in prison and two years of supervised release. Martinez will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In December 2017, Martinez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more... Read more →


STATE OF THE SHORE EVENT KICKS OFF 2018 BEACH SEASON

CNBNews graphics file (May 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) TRENTON - New Jersey, consistently a national leader in ocean water quality and monitoring, is looking forward to another great beach season, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said today during the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium's 16th Annual State of the Shore event in Asbury Park. The event is held every year prior to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the shore season and provides a status report on water quality, beaches and other coastal issues. The shore is the backbone of the state's $44 billion tourism economy. "New Jersey has long been a leader in protecting water quality at our beaches because of a strong state and local cooperative monitoring partnership that is... Read more →


Consumer Energy Alliance Releases Report on Benefits of Pipelines to New York

Group Finds Access to More Affordable, Reliable Supplies of Energy is Critical to New York’s Families, Small Businesses and Households ALBANY, N.Y.(May 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) today released a report titled “Pipelines and their Benefits to New York” at a breakfast discussion on the Future of Natural Gas and Economic Development in New York, hosted by New Yorkers for Affordable Energy. Faced with a new everyday reality of energy insecurity for many in the U.S., CEA’s report examines the benefits of pipelines to New York - specifically highlighting the need for affordable energy supplies to keep the daily lives of families and businesses across New York moving. Consumer Energy Alliance releases report on benefits of #pipelines to #NewYork - @CEAorg finds access to... Read more →


USCG Training Center Members Scheduled to Participate in Multiple Memorial Day Events

CAPE MAY, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)(May 24, 2018)– Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Memorial Day events to help Cape May County honor the service of America’s military members who have died in service to our country, Monday. The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May’s ceremonial staff will provide a color guard and firing parties at a number of community events in honor of Memorial Day. Senior officials from the training center are also expected to speak at a number of these events. “It is our honor to participate in the various Memorial Day events happening in and around our city," said Capt. Owen Gibbons, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. "Taking the time to honor the men and women who gave their... Read more →


Hot Cars Can Hit Deadly Temperatures in as Little as One Hour

Newswise (CNBNewsnet) — A lot can happen at 160 degrees Fahrenheit: Eggs fry, salmonella bacteria dies, and human skin will suffer third-degree burns. If a car is parked in the sun on a hot summer day, its dashboard can hit 160 degrees in about an hour. One hour is also about how long it can take for a young child trapped in a car to suffer heat injury or even die from hyperthermia. Researchers from Arizona State University and the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine have completed a study to compare how different types of cars warm up on hot days when exposed to different amounts of shade and sunlight for different periods of time. The research team also took into... Read more →


Don’t drink and boat on Delaware waterways

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise: DOVER (May 23, 2018) – For the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix – and that boat operators with blood alcohol levels of .08 or higher risk facing charges for operating under the influence (OUI), as well as putting themselves, their passengers and other boaters in Delaware waters at risk. “Just like driving an automobile, operating a boat with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher is in violation of Delaware and federal laws,” said Sgt. Brooke Africa of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, noting that marine patrols are increased over the holiday weekend to ensure safe boating and public... Read more →


DRPA and Mural Arts Philadelphia Announce Final Mural Design Selection

image provided by Delaware River Port Authority Selected artists will be commissioned for two murals in the Philadelphia 5th Street Vehicular and Pedestrian Tunnels The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia announced today that local artists Brad Carney, Melissa Mandel and Mat Tomeszko have been commissioned to create two murals for the Authority. Carney and Mandel will collaborate on a mural for the 5th Street Pedestrian Tunnel and Tomeszko will create a mural for the 5th Street Vehicular Tunnel. The Vehicular Tunnel Mural will occupy a 1,500-square-foot area approximately halfway through the tunnel, and the Pedestrian Tunnel Mural will occupy two 1,000-square-foot areas in the underpass. In addition to serving as visual enhancements for the surrounding community, the murals will... Read more →


GOVERNOR WOLF: Resurfacing Roads & Fixing Potholes

CNBNews graphics file Harrisburg, PA – Following a long winter season with dramatic temperature swings, Governor Tom Wolf announced today that PennDOT is mounting an aggressive campaign to accelerate repaving work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania as part of a Resurface PA initiative. A significant part of the work will be financed using savings from other projects since Governor Wolf took office. “PennDOT has been at work on this problem for many months, but the severe temperature swings through the winter have created ideal conditions for continued pavement challenges,” Gov. Wolf said. “We are further increasing our focus on pothole repairs and also accelerating much-needed work on our interstates.” Governor Wolf directed PennDOT to dedicate as many resources as possible to pothole and... Read more →


National Poppy Day® May 25, 2018

The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform. National Poppy Day is also a time to show your support for veterans. For example, hundreds of American Legion Riders rolled into Fairfax, Va. to spend Memorial Day weekend honoring fallen veterans and Gold Star families. A Friday night Poppy Ride and candlelight vigil at the Vietnam Memorial and a Saturday wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was capped off with a lap around the National Mall during the... Read more →


CBP Releases Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory

CNBNews graphics file DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy traffic and to have their approved travel documents during the Memorial Day weekend. In compliance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, need to present an approved travel document to enter the U.S. by land and sea. Air travelers need a passport while those traveling by land or sea may use a variety of documents to include a Passport, Passport card, Trusted Traveler card (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST), an Enhanced Driver’s License, Enhanced Identification Card or approved Tribal Documents. U.S. and Canadian children under the... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

CNBNews graphics file Local students graduate from Gettysburg College GETTYSBURG, PA (05/21/2018)-- Of the 608 students who graduated from Gettysburg College on May 20, 2018, the following were local students: Alexandria Andrioli of Sewell (08080) Cassandra Berger of Wenonah (08090) Kirstynn Bonsall of Lumberton (08048) Dakota Brovero of Monroeville (08343) Sarah Congdon of Sewell (08080) Nicholas Corbi of Medford (08055) Casey Eck of Medford (08055) Justin Hansen of West Deptford (08096) Nicole Hindley of Berlin (08009) Carolyn Kirsch of Audubon (08106) Emily Lutz of Audubon (08106) Jeffrey Martin of Atco (08004) Kamerin Thomas of Blackwood (08012) Justin Wigley of Medford (08055) Rachel Wigmore of Burlington (08016) For video, photos, and other highlights from the Commencement ceremony, please go to the Gettysburg College website. Founded in... Read more →


MURPHY SIGNS BILLS OVERHAULING NJ ENERGY POLICIES

In a ceremony at a solar farm in Monmouth Junction on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed bills that dramatically alter the state’s energy policies, NJ Spotlight writes. One measure mandates that at least half of New Jersey’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2030. Murphy signed a bill allowing PSEG to collect $300 million a year from customers to help keep nuclear power plants in South Jersey open. The governor also signed an executive order calling for a new Energy Master Plan to have the state achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050. REPORTS OF BUS DRIVER’S VIOLATIONS ANGER SUPERINTENDENT News reports saying that the school bus driver involved in a fatal crash on I-80 had 14 license suspensions on his driving record have... Read more →


Obituary: Mary Ann Chudzinski, of Runnemede

Mary Ann Chudzinski, on May 23, 2018, of Runnemede. Age 76. Preceded in death by her brothers Stanley J. Chudzinski, III, John Chudzinski and Raymond Chudzinski. Devoted sister-in-law of Joan Chudzinski. Loving aunt of Wanda Chudzinski (James Oppecker), Stanley J. Chudzinski, IV (Barbara) and Sonya Chudzinski. Dear great aunt of Paul Ware and Raymond Chudzinski. Mary Ann was a member of Runnemede Senior Citizens and Crescent Park VFW Post #9563. There will be a visitation from 10 to 11am Wednesday morning, May 30, at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment private. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mary Ann’s memory to Animal Welfare Assoc., 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 or to the charity of... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: May 23 Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood

Keith Lockwood | Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo by Letha Grimes Many of us found ourselves fishing in the rain last week. I was with a friend on the lower Choptank River last week enjoying some striped bass topwater action — the fishing was fun and the overcast weather showed us one of nature’s many moods to be enjoyed. Often less-than-perfect weather gives us a unique perspective on the world around us. As we all know, the fish do not care if it’s raining and low light conditions can be beneficial. Heading into Memorial Day weekend it looks like we’ll have a little respite from the rain. Whether you will be heading to the mountains of Maryland, to the coastal areas, or staying closer... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Summer Flounder Season Opens Friday, May 25 (See summary sheet)

DOWN THE SHORE(CNBNewsnet)(May 24, 2018)--The summer flounder season opens tomorrow, Friday, May 25. Size and possession limits are as follows: Island Beach State Park (shore fishing): 2 fish at 16” Delaware Bay and Tributaries: 3 fish at 17” All other marine waters: 3 fish at 18” See the "Attention Anglers" summary sheet for more information. And remember to go online for your NJ Salt Water Registration before going fishing. Read more →


South Jersey Residents Graduate from Arcadia University May 18

GLENSIDE, Pa. (Grassroots Newswire) (CNBNewsnet)May 21, 2018 - The following local students earned a degree during Arcadia University's 2018 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 18. * Caitlin Campbell, a resident of Brooklawn (08030), earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. * Amber Verhoorn, a resident of Mantua (08051), earned a Bachelor of Arts in Global Legal Studies. * Christa Tropiano, a resident of West Deptford (08096), earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. * Caitlin Hill, a resident of Woodbury (08096), earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Nearly 600 students earned degrees at Arcadia's Commencement. Members of Arcadia's Class of 2018 will move onto careers in the military, at nonprofit organizations, and in the business sector, including positions with Teach for... Read more →


Cooper Honors Trauma Surgeon With “Military Employee of the Year” Award

Camden City, NJ) On May 22, 2018, Cooper University Health Care presented the 2018 Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award to trauma surgeon John Chovanes, DO, FACS, LTC, USAR MC, at a pre-Memorial Day celebration for Cooper employees who are veterans and/or active military. The Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award – which will be presented annually – was established to formally recognize the outstanding contributions a Cooper staff member has made to the health system, the community, and the nation, as well as in support of Cooper’s mission to serve, to heal, to educate. “Today we are proud to honor our friend and colleague,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-president of Cooper University Health Care. “Cooper has a tremendous commitment... Read more →


FBI Alert: Think Before You Post Hoax; Threats are Serious Federal Crimes

In the aftermath of tragic shootings, such as the recent ones at Santa Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, there is often an increase in hoax threats to schools and other public places. Safety is paramount, and the FBI and our state and local law enforcement partners always respond to each threat. In recent months, the FBI and law enforcement around the country have investigated a number of hoax threats of targeted violence against schools and other public places. These threats—often issued via text message or posted on social media—are taken very seriously. Hoax threats are not a joke, and they can have devastating consequences—both for the public and for the perpetrators. Issuing a threat—even over social media,... Read more →


SPOILED PARKS: NEW REPORT SPOTLIGHTS THREAT OF TRUMP’S EXPANDED OFFSHORE DRILLING TO 68 COASTAL NATIONAL PARKS  

Acadia, Fort Sumter, Everglades, Olympic National Parks and Others in 18 States at Risk; Huge Potential Impact Seen on $5.7 Billion in Coastal Park Economic Output, 84 Million Annual Visits, and 60,000 Jobs. WASHINGTON, DC – May 23, 2018 (CNBNewsnet) – The Trump Administration’s widely criticized plan to expand offshore drilling along virtually all of America’s East Coast, Pacific Coast, Eastern Gulf and Alaska waters imperils 68 national parks, national seashore areas and national monuments in 18 states, according to a report issued today by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The analysis, “SpOILed Parks: The Threat to Our Coastal National Parks From Expanded Offshore Drilling,” comes as millions of Americans prepare to head to national parks and... Read more →


EPA to Support Community Revitalization in Indiana, Pa. through Local Food Enterprises

PHILADELPHIA (May 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined other federal partners in announcing assistance to the Sustainable Economic Development Task Force of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, to further diversify the local economy by creating a plan to help a new co-op in downtown Indiana succeed. The co-op provides access to healthy, locally-produced foods for people at all income levels and improves the local economy by supporting county producers employing sustainable farming methods. Indiana is one of 16 communities chosen by EPA to revitalize downtowns, boost the local economy, improve public health, and protect the environment through local food enterprises. The assistance is provided through Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP), a federal initiative that helps communities reinvest in their neighborhoods and improve quality of... Read more →


Another View: Irish Nuns Maligned in Maine Newspaper

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a story in a Maine newspaper where Irish nuns were maligned: On the front page of the May 13 edition of the Portland Press Herald, there was a story about a young boy who was placed for adoption by nuns at the Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Ireland. In the course of the article, there is a remark made by a genealogist at the Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland, that is scurrilous. Deb Sullivan Gellerson is quoted as saying the following about pregnant young women in Ireland who were in the care of nuns at the Abbey: “These young women became pregnant out-of-wedlock and due to the families being ‘strict Catholics’ they had to send them away... Read more →


$10 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY IN THE BARNEGAT BAY

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON NJ (May 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking applications for $10 million in grants to fund local projects to improve water quality in the Barnegat Bay watershed, an important ecological and tourism resource for the state. Nonprofit groups, government agencies, and state colleges and universities are being encouraged to apply for funding for projects that will address stormwater runoff, also known as nonpoint source pollution. "Reducing the impacts of stormwater runoff is one of the biggest challenges we face in improving the ecological health of Barnegat Bay," said Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. "These grants will spur projects - many of them innovative - that can be implemented on the local level to improve overall water quality in... Read more →


Tuckahoe WMA Impoundment Management

May 23, 2018 Located in Atlantic and Cape May counties, the Tuckahoe (formerly MacNamara) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) comprises over 17,500 acres of tidal marsh, woodlands, fields, and impoundments. Six coastal impoundments totaling 941 acres were designed by former Division waterfowl biologist, and later Director, Lester G. MacNamara, and constructed during the 1940s. However, over the 75 years since construction, these impoundments had become somewhat dysfunctional, unable to drain or fill water to desired levels. Beginning in 2013, the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife worked with Ducks Unlimited, which took the lead in obtaining a one-million dollar North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to refurbish these impoundments. The Cape May County Dept. of Mosquito Control (CMCDMC) is also a key program partner. (See... Read more →


HomeCare Specialists Files Suit Against Horizon NJ Health, NJ Agencies, Cape May Board of SS

Princeton, NJ (May 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Wednesday, May 16, Bergre Acquisitions, LLC d/b/a HomeCare Specialists filed a Seven-Count Complaint in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Mercer Vicinage, against the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”), the New Jersey Division of Aging Services (“DAS”), the New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (“DMAHS”), Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. d/b/a Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (“Horizon BCBS”), Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey, Inc. d/b/a Horizon NJ Health (“Horizon NJ Health”), and the Cape May County Board of Social Services (“CMBSS”). The lawsuit arises out of the improper termination of HomeCare’s Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (“JACC”) enrollment by DAS, its Participating Provider Agreement by Horizon NJ Health, and its Home Health Aid (“HHA”),... Read more →


N.J. Beach House Ready for 2018 Hurricane Season

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Let the winds blow and the seas roar. Thanks to smart construction decisions back in 2013, the DiSandro family home in Wildwood, N.J. is ready for Mother Nature to blow in with another hurricane season. Located on the back bay of Wildwood Crest, about a half mile from the Atlantic Ocean, the DiSandro home was built using 2x6 construction, impact-resistant windows and the Prespan flooring system. The precast concrete floor planks provided the DiSandros with open spaces for their home with no columns or load bearing walls. Architect Perspective “There are several reasons why I like specifying Prespan concrete floor planking in our designs,” says Blane Steinman, RA with Blane Steinman Architects in Clermont, N.J. “Like the DiSandro residence, we typically design... Read more →


GREY NUN ACADEMY AWARDED MIDDLE STATES RE-ACCREDITATION USING SUSTAINING EXCELLENCE PROTOCOL

The Academy is Recognized for Using Strategic Planning and Action Research as Vehicles for Growth and Improvement in Student Performance May 22, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)-- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy, the only independent, Catholic, coeducational lower and middle school in Bucks County, PA, is pleased to announce it has earned a seven-year re-accreditation from the the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), the gold standard for measuring and advancing school improvement. The Academy earned its re-accreditation using the Association’s Sustaining Excellence protocol that uses strategic planning and action research as vehicles for growth and improvement in student performance and in the school’s capacity to effect that growth. The protocol, developed by the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA‐CESS)... Read more →


South Jersey Transportation Authority Rolls Out the 2018 Edition of 100 Days of Summer

Visitors enjoy Ron’s Gardens and other vendors at 100 Days of Summer in 2016.] HAMMONTON, NJ - May 22, 2018 – The South Jersey Transportation Authority is pleased and proud to kick-off the 2018 summer season with its annual 100 Days of Summer event at the Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway (Milepost 21) Friday, May 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlighting the day for travelers on the Expressway will be eastbound toll-free passage from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Egg Harbor Toll Plaza courtesy of Chickie’s & Pete’s®, the Philadelphia-area sports bar and restaurant chain, which also is sending its Crabfries Express food truck to dole out free crabfries. “We are always excited to hold our 100 Days... Read more →


Kick Off Grilling Season with Food Safety in Mind

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2018 — For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year, but foodborne illnesses can be prevented during summer months by properly handling perishable foods during travel, and by using a food thermometer when grilling. If you’re traveling to your favorite grilling location in a local park, or simply grilling in your backyard, perishable food items, including raw meat and poultry, need to be handled safely before they hit the grill. Bacteria grow rapidly in warm temperatures, so perishable foods need to... Read more →


Oaklyn Resident Charged with Two Bank Robberies

CNBNews graphics file HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ (May 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--David Walker, 40, of Oaklyn, was charged in connection with two separate robberies in Camden County. After an investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Haddon Township Police Department, Haddon Heights Police Department, aided by tips from the community, David Walker was charged with two counts of Robbery on May 22, 2018 according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and respective Police Chiefs. David Walker allegedly entered a TD Bank located 500 White Horse Pike in Haddon Heights at approximately 5:56 p.m. on May 18, 2018, passed a demand note to the teller, and fled the scene. Just three days later, he entered a Wells Fargo Bank on West Cuthbert Boulevard in Haddon... Read more →


CLEAN WATER ACTION: Murphy signs Nuclear Handout to PSEG, a company that can’t be trusted

Long Branch, New Jersey(May 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) - Today, Clean Water Action said that Governor Phil Murphy has put a major roadblock in the way of his goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy in NJ by 2050 by signing the ill-conceived $300 million PSEG nuclear bailout bill. The bill was overwhelmingly approved by the Democratic-controlled NJ legislature earlier this year. The group continued, saying that this bill also thwarts the Governor's commitment to lifting up NJ’s struggling families and economy by bolstering PSEG profits at the expense of the ratepayers, businesses, institutions and industries that keep the economy going and create future jobs. "The bill is flawed on so many levels, it’s difficult to understand why the Governor would consider it, let alone sign it,"... Read more →