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June 2018

Plot to Distribute 9 kilograms of Heroin, 50 pounds of Crystal Meth in NJ Exposed

TRENTON, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)(June 28, 2018)--– Two California men who were arrested in Mercer County, New Jersey, with over 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and nine kilograms of heroin appeared Wednesday in Trenton federal court, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, following a following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Newark investigation, which also included N.J. State Police, and Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division. Gabriel Acosta Villa, 29, of Lake Forest, California, and Oscar Perez Jr., 23, of Santa Ana, California,... Read more →


N.J. Builder Relies on Time-Saving Precast Concrete Products

Millville, N.J. –Dan Bamdas appreciates efficiency. As a former lawyer turned builder, Bamdas looks for reliable products that help him save time and money on the creation of his spec homes. He’s found both in precast concrete products from Northeast Precast. “For a house we recently constructed in Short Hills, N.J. we saved at least six weeks of construction time by using a Superior Walls Xi foundation,” says Bamdas, principal of Bamdas Development Company. “There’s two ways Northeast Precast adds value to my projects. First,... Read more →


NJDOT & USFWS open the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Trail on Cedar Bonnet Island

Public access now permitted after completion of the environmental mitigation project CNBNews graphics file (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today announced the opening of the first public access to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Trail on Cedar Bonnet Island. “This project is a real example of how NJDOT adds to the quality of life here in the state in ways that are not necessarily intuitive,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Performing Tree Trimming to Keep the Lights on for Customers

photo provided Vegetation management crews work year-round to trim trees and remove vegetation along more than 1,800 miles of aerial electric lines as part of the energy company’s ongoing efforts to maintain safe, reliable service for customers. MAYS LANDING, N.J. (June 27, 2018) – Atlantic City Electric customers will benefit from a $26-million effort to trim trees and remove vegetation along nearly 1,800 miles of aerial electric lines in 2018. This work, which will continue through the year, will help maintain safe and reliable service... Read more →


Ithaca College Congratulates May 2018 Graduates from New Jersey

ITHACA, NY (06/27/2018)-- Ithaca College congratulates all May 2018 graduates. Tyler Sapp of Columbus, NJ, graduatedMagna cum Laude with a BFA in Acting. Chris Kim of Sicklerville, NJ, graduatedCum Laude with a BA in Sociology. Samantha Considine of Monroeville, NJ, graduatedMagna cum Laude with a BM in Sound Recording Technology. Kelly Twardziak of Haddon Heights, NJ, graduatedCum Laude with a BA in Communication Studies. Maura Aleardi of Moorestown, NJ, graduatedCum Laude with a BA in Journalism. Emily Weeks of Linwood, NJ, graduatedCum Laude with a... Read more →


Heat-related health dangers for older adults soar during the summer

NIH tips help reduce risk of hyperthermia CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(June 28, 2018)--As we age, our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. Older people are at significant increased risk of heat-related illnesses, known collectively as hyperthermia, during the summer months. Hyperthermia can include heat stroke, heat edema (swelling in your ankles and feet when you get hot), heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps, and heat exhaustion. Experts at the National Institute on Aging, part... Read more →


NJ Students named to Muhlenberg College Spring 2018 Dean's List

Muhlenberg College ALLENTOWN, PA (06/26/2018)-- Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for their academic achievement and named to Dean's List for Spring 2018. The following local students were named to Muhlenberg College's Dean's List: Aaron Zucker of Cherry Hill Gwendolyn Wilkie of Moorestown Ashling Wahner of Bordentown Sarah Vetesi of Cherry Hill Jessica Szasz of Mount Laurel Michael Silverstein of Medford Samantha Shera of Voorhees Kayleigh Scott of Haddonfield Isabel Schwartz of Mount Laurel Reed Schmidt of Wrightstown Frances Parker... Read more →


TIPS FOR NEW ENTREPRENEURS

CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)June 29, 2018)--It can be daunting as a new entrepreneur to launch your first business as it is uncharted waters with a huge amount of responsibility. It is also a huge learning experience, which means that there is a lot of helpful advice that can be gleaned from more experienced entrepreneurs. This can be of huge help early on and ensure that you hit the ground running and put yourself in position to succeed. There will be many aspects of launching and... Read more →


Pennsylvania Man Admits Three Armed Robberies In South Jersey

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-– A Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, man today admitted committing three armed robberies in Salem, Ocean, and Cumberland counties in November 2017, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeffrey Edmonds, 45, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of Hobbs Act robbery, two counts of bank robbery, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. According to... Read more →


Gloucester Township Food & Craft Beer Festival

image provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester Township is thrilled to host our first ever Food & Craft Beer Festival on September 9, 2018 along the Black Horse Pike in downtown Blackwood. Over 20 food trucks will serve up food and fun, rain or shine! Stop by the beer garden located at the Gloucester Township Library (15 S Black Horse Pike) and enjoy live music and entertainment in the streets. Admission is free. Come hungry! On September 9, the Black Horse Pike will be... Read more →


Passaic County Man Sentenced To 92 Months In Prison For String Of Bank Robberies

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON, N.J.(CNBNewsnet)(June 28, 2018)- – A Passaic, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 92 months in prison for robbing six banks in Hudson, Union, and Passaic counties in June and July of 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Quentin Morales, a/k/a “Quinton Morales,” 27, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information charging him with three counts of bank robbery. He also admitted to robbing two additional banks and attempting to rob another. Judge Sheridan imposed... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: Jersey City Passes Plastic Bag Ban & Polystyrene Ban

CNBNews graphics file JERSEY CITY NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Last night, the Jersey City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban single use plastics, and non-degradable packaging, namely, polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride at food establishments. It prohibits retail establishments from providing any single-use, disposable plastic carryout bags to a customer at the check stand, cash register, point of sale, or other point of departure for the purpose of transporting products or goods out of the business or store. Instead the ordinance permits retail establishments to... Read more →


John F. “Jack” Kopfle of Gloucester City; Worked As A Printer; Vietnam War Navy Veteran

John F. “Jack” Kopfle Gloucester City NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – Surrounded by his loving family, on June 27, 2018. Age 70. Loving husband of 48 years to the late Grace Kopfle (nee Tomlin). Loving father of John (Patricia), David (Melissa), Michael (Kelli) and Daniel (Nicole). Cherished grandfather to John Jr., Austin, Brandon, Nicholas, Chad, Collin and Carter. Adored son-in-law of Grace Tomlin. Jack was a graduate of Hower Vocational High School in Akron, OH. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during... Read more →


Maternity Nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Recognized by NJBiz

Lourdes Mother/Baby nurse Helene Pietrangelo, RN, BSN (center), along with Tim and Gisell Cornish, and their daughter, Iliana. Helene was baby Iliana’s nurse after she was born and helped catch a rare heart anomaly that required the baby to have open heart surgery. Iliana is doing well today and her parents credit nurse Helene. CAMDEN CITY, NJ (JUNE 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—Helene Pietrangelo, RN, BSN, a maternity department nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, was recently recognized as a finalist for the Nurse of the... Read more →


Crime Alert: Armed Robbery Pine Run Deli

photos provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The white male suspect, wearing an “Atco Dragway” hooded sweatshirt is captured on video approaching the Pine Run Deli on foot at 4:37 PM from the rear of the business. The suspect enters the store, covers his face with a bandana, removes a knife, and demands currency from the store clerk. He flees the store and runs around the back of the Deli towards Lower Landing Road. If you can identify the suspects in the video and photos... Read more →


Summer on the Delaware Riverfront

FIREWORKS!!! It's almost July 4th, which means it's fireworks time. The big celebration on the Waterfront will take place on Saturday, June 30th with events at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, SugarHouse Casino and Fishtown Hops, Independence Seaport Museum, Battleship NJ, Moshulu, and the Spirit of Philadelphia to name a few. You can also watch the big show from Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest or the Race Street Pier. And of course, there are also tons of other... Read more →


Grand Jury Returns Murder Indictment Against Kenneth D. Arsenault Accused of Killing Wife

Kenneth D. Arsenault MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man has been indicted for fatally attacking his wife earlier this year with a hammer and knife at their home in the Browns Mills section of the township. Kenneth D. Arsenault, 59, of the first block of Cochita Trail, was indicted on one count of Murder (First Degree), two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and two counts of Unlawful... Read more →


TWO NEW ATLANTIC CITY CASINOS OPEN A DAY EARLY

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino started taking bets from gamblers a day before they were scheduled to open, the Press of Atlantic City reports. Both casinos received permission to begin full operations on Wednesday afternoon from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, and both immediately started letting gamblers inside. Elaborate grand opening festivities are still scheduled for today and this weekend. MAHWAH GROUP SUBMITS SIGNATURES FOR RECALL OF MAYOR The Mahwah Township Clerk is in the process... Read more →


EPA Awards $250,000 to New Jersey for Beaches

(New York, N.Y. – June 27, 2018) As peak beach season arrives in the United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 2 office expects to award up to $250,000 to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to protect beachgoers contingent upon the number of eligible recipients nationwide that apply for grant funds and the availability of funding. “Enjoying the beach is a quintessential pastime for Americans every summer,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Through EPA’s BEACH grants, we are ensuring communities... Read more →


GTPD Requesting Community’s Assistance With Helping To Identify Possible Suspect In Reference to Suspicious Fires

image provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester Township Police Department, in partnership with local and county Fire Marshals and the Camden County Prosecutors Office are investigating four suspicious fires to several townhouses under construction on Iron Gate Road in the Erial Section of Gloucester Township. The fires occurred on September 29th 2017, November 27th 2017, January 3rd 2018 and June 26, 2018. It appears the fires are set in the early morning, prior to day break. The fires appear to be intentionally set.... Read more →


Court Rules Defense Attorney Represented Sexual Assault Criminal Fairly

CNBNews graphics file WOODBURY NJ (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A state appeals court has affirmed a prior ruling that the lawyer for Lawrence L. Moore (DOB 12/12/55), of Pitman, did not ineffectively represent him during his 2011 trial for sexually assaulting a girl when she was 10 and continuing from 1999 to 2001. After the girl disclosed Moore’s actions when she was 18, he was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child in a 2011 trial and was sentenced to seven years... Read more →


nj1015.com: Biggest winners and losers in NJ Democrats' new school aid plan

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON (JUNE 27, 2018)— More school districts would get more money under a competing school funding formula put forward by state Democratic lawmakers. Although many districts would also lose money. The only question is how the state will pay for it all. It's an important point because Gov. Phil Murphy, whose administration released its own school aid budget in March, and Democratic Senate President Steven Sweeney have threatened a government shutdown if both sides don't agree on a spending plan by the... Read more →


EPA Awards $213,000 to Erie County, Pennsylvania for Water Quality Monitoring at Beaches

Lake Erie Beaches (photo credit Pinterest) PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2018) – As peak beach season arrives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to award approximately $213,000 to Erie County Pennsylvania to develop and implement beach monitoring and notification programs along the shores of Lake Erie. “Enjoying the beach is a quintessential pastime for Americans every summer,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Through EPA’s BEACH grants, we are ensuring communities across the country can keep their beaches safe and enjoyable for all.” Under the Beaches Environmental... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic's Girls' Softball Team Captures Seventh Overall State Title

CNBNews graphics file LODI, NJ (June 28, 2018)--The Gloucester Catholic's girls’ softball team defeated Immaculate Conception of Lodi, 11-1, on June 9 and captured its seventh overall state title. Nicole Hagerty proved a threat on the field and at the plate, striking out seven, giving up seven hits, and walking one in being named the winning pitcher, and hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Shayla reached base four times, knocking in one run and scoring a run. Joe Matranga, coaching the girls’... Read more →


William R. Hagan Sr., Past Gloucester City Councilman and Retired Ambulance Driver

CNBNews graphics file Gloucester City NJ (June 28, 2018) - Surrounded by his loving family on June 26, 2018. Age 84 Loving husband of 65 years to the late Effie M. Hagan (nee Harker). Loving father of William R. Hagan, Jr. (Dawn), Brian P. Hagan (Anne) and Michael J. Hagan. One of 14 children, William is survived by his sisters, Joan Gundle and Jean Eller. Predeceased by his children, Charles A. Hagan, Sr. and Margaret Hagan; his parents, Joseph and Amber Hagan and his grandson,... Read more →


Blockchain Will Soon Be A Necessity Across All Industries

CNBNewsnet(June 28, 2018)--Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin’s success, is already revolutionizing the world economy by changing how processes are being handled in industries. Already, a majority of organizations across different industries have incorporated blockchain systems into their day to day business activities. What Exactly Is A Blockchain? A blockchain is known to be a digital ledger that records and saves data through different independent nodes (servers/computers), that make transactions and other digital interactions to be safe, without the use of an admin intermediary or a... Read more →


ICE removes Salvadoran MS-13 affiliate, Irish national with manslaughter conviction

NEWARK, NJ – Within the past week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed two public safety threats to their respective countries of origin. ERO officers removed Frank Adonay Gonzalez Valdez, an El Salvadoran national with MS-13 affiliations, June 15 and transferred him to the custody of El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities upon his arrival in his home country. Gonzalez was initially encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sept. 13 when he tried to enter the U.S. without a... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police promoting Operation Dry Water June 29-July 1

CNBNews graphics file DOVER, Delaware (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police today announced their active participation in Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide enforcement and education campaign aimed at preventing alcohol and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities. Over the June 29-July 1 weekend, Fish & Wildlife officers will increase their presence on Delaware’s waterways to educate boaters on the danger and risk of operating a vessel while their blood alcohol level exceeds the state and federal limit of 0.08 percent.... Read more →


EPA Announces Settlement with Northeast Dredging Equipment Company LLC

Puts Cleaner Diesel Engines on Floating Crane in NY/NJ Harbor (New York, N.Y. – June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Northeast Dredging Equipment Company, LLC has completed the installation of two cleaner diesel engines on a floating crane as part of a legal settlement reached in April of 2017 for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act. As part of the settlement, Northeast Dredging LLC invested at least $250,000 to replace two old diesel engines from its floating... Read more →


Don’t Miss the Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anyone can temporarily forget the name of a song, a movie title or a former neighbor’s name every once in a while. But when a loved one asks you the same question twice in five minutes, seems unusually aggressive, and begins to lose things around the house, it may be the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Medicines can treat the symptoms of the disease, but there is still no cure for AD. While heart disease and cancer are ranked as the top two... Read more →


Eight Arrested in Africa-Based Cybercrime and Business Email Compromise Conspiracy

CNBNews graphics file In accordance with the Justice Department’s recent efforts to disrupt business email compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens, the Department announced Operation Keyboard Warrior, an effort coordinated by United States and international law enforcement to disrupt online frauds perpetrated from Africa. Eight individuals have been arrested for their roles in a widespread, Africa-based cyber conspiracy that allegedly defrauded U.S. companies and citizens of approximately $15 million since at... Read more →


James Madison U Announces Spring 2018 Graduate School Graduates

CNBNews graphics file HARRISONBURG, VA (06/25/2018)-- James Madison University is pleased to announce the following students who graduated during the May 4, 2018 graduate school commencement exercises. More than 600 students received master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Victoria Lynn Kendall of Erial, NJ graduated with a degree in Accounting. Kayla Rose Morrissey of Wall, NJ graduated with a degree in Education. Kelsey McKenzie Kennedy of Medford, NJ graduated with a degree in Education. Nicole Marie Verbaro of Cinnaminson, NJ graduated with a degree in... Read more →


Maryland Fishing Report: Reading The Signs That Mother Nature Provides To You

Keith Lockwood | Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources June 27, 2018 Nick Pirchio caught this striped bass fishing with his dad in Chesapeake Bay, when they tried some jigging after spotting some bait. Photo courtesy of Nick Pirchio We’ve all heard it – 10 percent of anglers catch 90 percent of the fish. Good fishermen are often able to anticipate or adjust to changes in conditions or fish behavior. This trait lies deep in that hunter-gatherer instinct of those who can read the signs that... Read more →


Mellanie Kai Lassiter to Lead Next Phase of Pepco Holdings Corporate Relations Efforts

New leader brings broad community and stakeholder engagement experience to build on Atlantic City Electric’s and Delmarva Power’s respected philanthropic footprint WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2018) – Pepco Holdings has named Mellanie Kai Lassiter as its new senior manager of Corporate Relations. Lassiter, a 13-year veteran of both Baltimore Gas and Electric (BG&E) and PECO in Philadelphia, will build on Pepco Holdings’ ongoing philanthropic efforts and will oversee the implementation of the corporate citizenship programs that will further define Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City... Read more →


DRBC Announces Delaware Basin Summer Photo Contest

CNBNews graphics file WEST TRENTON, N.J. (June 26)(CNBNewsnet)-- – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today announced its Summer Photo Contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography that conveys the beauty, diversity, function, and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square mile watershed. “The warmer temperatures and longer days of summer are finally here, and the watershed is alive with people getting outside and appreciating the exceptional water resources of the Delaware River Basin,” said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. “This... Read more →