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June 2018

CONSUMER ALERT: Quay Corporation Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit Of Inspection

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2018 – The Quay Corporation, a Skokie, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The shelf stable packaged pork lard products were produced on July 29, 2016 through June 22, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] • 28-oz. sealed plastic cups containing “MARGARITA MANTECA PORK LARD” with sell by dates ranging from Jan. 29, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2018. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17445” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Texas. The problem was discovered when FSIS... Read more →


Summer plans? Protect yourself and your family, urges PIANJ

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON, N.J.—Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey are urging their neighbors and friends to remember precaution and risk prevention are the keys to safety as summer begins. Professional insurance agents are there to help their clients through the claim process, should an accident happen, but summer fun can be made more safe (and affordable) when you are proactive about your guests’ safety. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 3,536 fatal drownings happened in the U.S. each year from 2005-2014—that’s about ten deaths per day,” said Lloyd ‘Rip’ Bush, CPIA, PIANJ president. “Insurance is important to help everyone when accidents happen, but the most tragic accident is one that could have been prevented,” says Bush. “By observing... Read more →


NJBIA: Staffing Ratios Bill Does Not Account for Nurse Aides Shortage

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association today urged the Senate to vote down legislation, (S-1612), that would mandate staffing ratios at nursing homes because the law would be impractical due to the current shortage of certified nurse aides. "A shortage exists in the pool of qualified, certified nurse aides (CNA) needed to fill the number of open full and part-time positions in New Jersey nursing homes," NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas said. "However, under this bill, approximately 3,000 additional CNAs would need to be hired in order to meet the staffing requirements and be in compliance. "NJBIA places a strong and consistent focus on the quality and affordability of healthcare in our state, and there are ways to attract and retain a... Read more →


Married Couple Arrested in Lower Township on Narcotic Charges

CNBNews graphics file LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (June 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--While conducting street crimes operations, Lower Township Police Detectives observed Edward Connelly meet up with a vehicle occupied by two subjects. Connelly was observed entering the rear of the vehicle and due to the suspicious circumstances; the vehicle was approached by Detectives. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Richard Steel and the passenger was identified as Joanne Steel. As Detectives approached, Joanne Steel was observed attempting to tie a plastic shopping bag closed. All subjects were checked for warrants and Edward Connelly and Joanne Steel were found to have outstanding warrants for their arrests. When Joanne Steel was asked to exit the vehicle, she attempted to give her purse to her husband, yet the purse... Read more →


Video: California Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters Inciting A Riot, Breaking the Law

(Washington D.C.)(June 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--President Trump, "The corrupt and useless Rep. Maxine Waters went on MSNBC this weekend and declared war on Republicans. “Auntie Maxine” later told supporters at a rally to verbally assault and harass Republicans wherever you find them. Maxine Waters: “If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.’ God is on OUR side! On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable. And so, let’s stay the course. Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show... Read more →


Gratitude: the cure for entitlement and materialism

10 tips from experts on promoting gratitude in our kids. by: Hank Pellissier | How do you raise kids that don’t just say thank you but mean it too? How do you fight the factors leading to entitled and materialistic children? GreatSchools queried three scholars who shared their informed opinions on combatting materialism, oxytocin parenting, and deepening gratitude in our children. Armed with these 10 tips, you can upgrade the “attitude of gratitude” in your household. Tim Kasser, Ph.D, is the author of The High Price of Materialism and co-editor of Psychology and Consumer Culture: The Struggle for a Good Life in a Materialistic World. He’s an activist seeking to provide children with lives of “inward richness” instead of shallow consumerism and sits on the... Read more →


American Heart Association Supports Philadelphia City Council New Sodium Warning Label

DALLAS, June 21, 2018 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on Philadelphia’s Sodium Safety Warning Labeling for Chain Restaurants, passed today by the Philadelphia City Council: Dining out and eating healthy is easier when cities and restaurants give consumers the information they need to eat smart. Today, Philadelphia’s City Council decision will ensure restaurants identify menu items exceeding 2,300 mg of sodium with a sodium warning label, allowing customers to make informed decisions about their food. Philadelphia is the second U.S. city to pass this type of legislation, following New York City Board of Health’s historic vote in 2015. The science is clear that eating too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, stroke and other serious... Read more →


Mars Essex Horse Trials Celebrates  Second Successful Year of Its Revival 

Far Hills, New Jersey - June 25, 2018 - The tradition continued at the Mars Essex Horse Trials with the successful revival of the second competition following a 19-year absence. This June also marked 50 years since the event was founded by the Haller Family at their Hoopstick Fam. "We couldn't be happier with how everything went with this year's event," said Ralph Jones, co-organizer of the Mars Essex Horse Trials. "The turnout we got from the riders and the support we received from the local community is everything we could have hoped for. Our plan is to continue to build on the tradition of the Mars Essex Horse Trials and this year was another great step forward." Mars, Inc. played a significant role in... Read more →


Cape May Coast Guard Station Back to Normal

photo provided CAPE MAY, N.J. (June 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) - Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has resumed normal security operations following the heightened security postures imposed Monday. "At this point we are confident the missing pilot is not aboard the training center," said Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards, training center spokesperson. "After working with Cape May County Sheriff's Department's K-9 unit, which indicated the pilot's scent lead away from the training center, as well as physical tracks from the plane and security camera footage showing the pilot heading away from the training center itself, the command decided to resume standard security measures." Training Center Cape May security personnel will continue to be posted at all access points, as well as by the plane. Multiple agencies... Read more →


Two Suspects Arrested for Allegedly Robbing PNC Bank in Mount Ephraim

MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (June 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--John Dymond, 32, of Erial, and Justin Trewin, 32, of Bellmawr, were charged with Robbery in connection to a bank robbery that occurred in Mt. Ephraim on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Dymond and Trewin are accused of robbing the PNC Bank on the 200 block of North Black Horse Pike on Saturday afternoon. It is alleged that Justin Trewin entered the PNC bank and went up to one of the tellers. Witnesses told authorities that Trewin demanded money from the registers and threatened the teller with a knife after he jumped over the counter. Trewin then grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and ran out of the bank toward the Black Horse Diner. After Justin Trewin fled the bank, he... Read more →


Dear friends: CNBNews graphics file Today, it is likely that Governor Phil Murphy will announce whether he will compel New Jersey's states and parks to shutter over the 4th of July weekend in order to impose higher income and sales taxes on the people of New Jersey. However, a new report makes it clear that higher taxes will most likely harm those who are least able to afford afford them, or avoid them altogether by moving out of state. As ROI-NJ revealed in a new analysis, if Governor Murphy's higher income taxes are enacted, it will be dramatically cheaper for some to live in nearby Pennsylvania and even in the historically high tax state of New York. Shockingly, it will also make it more affordable... Read more →


Two Cape May County Residents Arrested on Narcotic Charges

For Immediate Release – June 25, 2018 CNBNews graphics file Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announces the arrest of Jacob Obrikin (age 36), and Amy Genre (age 39) both of the Ocean View section of Upper Township, for the distribution of Methamphetamine and Heroin on June 19, 2018. These arrests were the conclusion of an investigation by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force (GGNTF) into the distribution of Methamphetamine and Heroin throughout Cape May County. On June 19, 2018, a court authorized search warrant was executed by the New Jersey State Police TEAM's Unit and the GGNTF at a residence in the 1200 block of Stagecoach Road in Ocean View,... Read more →


WHY GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATORS CAN’T AGREE ON BUDGET

Gov. Phil Murphy, a first-term Democrat, and Democratic lawmakers, who control both houses of the Legislature, are at odds over how to pay for such budget items as K-12 education, public pensions, property tax relief and mass transit. Without a budget agreement, the state government will shut down on July 1. John Reitmeyer of NJ Spotlight breaks down the points of contention between the governor and the lawmakers and looks at how the impasse could be resolved. HOLMDEL KEEPS DISABLED STUDENT OFF STAGE AT GRADUATION Lili Portmann and her family say she was kept off the stage at her high school graduation on June 19 because she uses a wheelchair, the Asbury Park Press reported. Even though she had rehearsed riding her wheelchair up a... Read more →


New Jersey Department of Health Warns Residents of Measles Case

Individual possibly exposed others to measles while in Burlington, Camden counties The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents about a measles case in an individual who could have possibly exposed others to the infection while in Burlington and Camden counties. The individual developed symptoms after international travel. The Department recommends that anyone who visited the locations listed below during the specified dates/times should contact a health provider immediately to discuss potential exposure and risk of developing the illness. If you have been exposed, you are at risk if you have not been vaccinated or have not had measles. Potentially exposed individuals, if infected, could develop symptoms as late as July 11. Measles symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, watery red eyes... Read more →


Traffic Accident at Route 130 & Market Street Intersection; One Person Suffered Injuries

Driver of the vehicle that allegedly caused the accident fled the scene Gloucester City police and local fire personnel responded to the accident (photo credit CNBNewsnet) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—Traffic at the intersection of U.S. Route 130 and Market Street was backed up today shortly after noon following an accident involving two vehicles. Gloucester City Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt said, "A vehicle traveling south on Route 130 tried to make a left on to Market Street from the inside lanes, cutting off a vehicle in the left lane. That vehicle was forced off the road and into the traffic standard which was broken in half. The driver of the car that was cut off sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area... Read more →


Fireworks on the Philadelphia Waterfront

photo provided PHILADELPHIA PA (June 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Take in stunning views of fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront on Saturday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 4. Advance tickets to the fireworks include admission to Independence Seaport Museum and our National Historic Ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, plus a premium view of the show from the top of our rotunda, reserved exclusively for ticket holders. Make it a day on the waterfront by exploring the Museum, renting a boat at Paddle Penn's Landing, and grabbing refreshments on Deck, our second floor terrace bar. Admiral's Tavern, our pop-up beer garden for those 21 and over on Cruiser Olympia, will also be open on June 30. Fireworks make for a great family experience or the perfect date night... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Gun Control Lobby Gives Hillary Clinton Participation Trophy

SOURCE NRA-ILA/June 22, 2018 What does your child’s tee-ball team, an elementary school field day, and the institutional gun control lobby have in common? They all give out participation trophies. View Related Articles On June 14, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (a recent combination of Americans for Responsible Solutions and Legal Community Against Violence) honored Hillary Clinton with their Courageous Leadership Award at their 25th anniversary dinner in San Francisco. According to a press release from the group, the dinner “honors the exceptional efforts of key individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in the gun violence prevention movement.” Some might question the wisdom of singling out Clinton as a leader for the gun control movement, as her favorability rating has been clocked... Read more →


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JOSH SEVIN NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA

Josh Sevin Civic Leader to Chart New Direction for University City Nonprofit PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2018) – International House Philadelphia today announced that Josh Sevin has joined the organization as president and chief executive officer. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Josh in his new role as president and CEO at International House,” said Ludo Scheffer, chair of the International House Philadelphia board of trustees and teaching professor in Drexel University’s Department of Psychology. “Josh’s diverse experience, talent, and passion for improving our region are a perfect fit for International House and will help us chart an exciting new direction for the organization.” Sevin joins International House from the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, a regional civic leadership group where he most recently served as... Read more →


Three Men Sentenced for Promoting Sexual Encounters with Teenager in Gibbstown Motel

CNBNews graphics file WOODBURY, NJ (June 22, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Two Gloucester County men and a New York resident were each sentenced today to eight years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to promoting prostitution by arranging sexual encounters with a 17-year-old runaway while she was in a Gibbstown NJ motel in December 2016. In sentencing the three, Superior Court Judge Robert .P. Becker said an “aggravating” factor that favored prison sentences was “the substantial likelihood” that they were involved in an organized criminal activity. During an investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, the 17-year-old said the defendants forced her to engage in sex acts with multiple partners and was required to give money received to the defendants. Sentenced to eight year prison terms were... Read more →


Kennedy Health Alliance Medical Practices Become Jefferson Health

Voorhees, NJ (June 25, 2018) – As part of its ongoing transition to Jefferson Health, the more than 30 Kennedy Health Alliance (KHA) medical practices located throughout southern New Jersey will be renamed Jefferson Health, effective June 25th. Over the past five-plus years, this network of primary and specialty practices has grown to include over 200 care providers based at more than 30 conveniently located service locations in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Atlantic counties. Now members of the Jefferson Medical Group, day-to-day operations at these offices – including appointment scheduling and extended hours at some locations – will remain unchanged. The now-Jefferson Health medical practices in southern New Jersey will continue to provide patient-focused high-level care, with the added benefit of additional locations in our... Read more →


TRAVEL NEWS: 10 Must-Visit Philly Cocktail Bars

Speakeasies, Lounges, Even A Distiller Top Philadelphia’s Cocktail Bar Scene PHILADELPHIA PA (June 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Philadelphia, long known as a beer drinker’s town, has an exceedingly strong, proudly underground, contemporary cocktail scene. Cocktail lovers have their pick of a diverse lineup of bars, from slick Center City perches (a.bar, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company) and tucked-away, speakeasy-inspired joints (Hop Sing Laundromat, Ranstead Room), with plenty of neighborhood destinations in between (Dock Street Cannery + Lounge, Philadelphia Distilling Company) and exciting new options on the way (The Thirsty Soul). bar – A sleek, understated room delicately anchors one of the most desirable corners of Center City—with libations that live up to the location. The all-day Rittenhouse Square spot offers a refined collection of drinks that spotlight... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Parenting Adult Children

Dawn Watson/CNBNewsnet I wasn’t ready for my children to enter adulthood. They disobeyed me by growing up, leaving home, and having lives that did not include asking for my permission to get jobs or even cross the street by themselves. Whenever we get together I encourage them to stay overnight so they’ll be rested and fed before making the arduous journey home, four blocks away. Ever since my son moved to Philadelphia I’ve been watching the news while holding a map, just so I can measure the distance between reported violence and his home. When the violence comes close I frantically text him and insist he stay indoors. If he doesn’t text back, I call him. If he doesn’t answer, I start digging at the... Read more →


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP'S JADE FRANZ SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR MURDER OF NEWBORN DAUGHTER

CNBNews graphics file FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP NJ (June 22, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Jade Fanz age 22, of Franklin Township was sentenced today (6/22) to eight years in New Jersey state prison years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to committing reckless manslaughter by choking her newborn daughter until she was deceased on February 21, 2016. Fanz was charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office after the child was found on the property of her family’s home in Franklinville on February 27, 2016. She has been held in jail since then. Fanz pleaded guilty to an accusation of second-degree manslaughter on 4/11/18. Under terms of the plea, Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker said Fanz must serve 85 percent of her sentence before she is eligible for parole. Read more →


YOUR MONEY: PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES $4.7B BUDGET PACKAGE FOR FY2019

Healthy Surpluses for Public Schools, Greater Investment in Crime Prevention, Stronger Tax Collection Measures Will Bolster Positive Economic Growth in Philly Philadelphia, June 21, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)– City Council on Thursday gave final approval to a $4.7 billion budget package that resolves a projected operating budget deficit for the School District of Philadelphia without increasing the property tax rate in Fiscal Year 2019. City Council authorized measures that will yield approximately $616.5 million in additional revenue to Philadelphia public schools over the next five years. In addition, cost savings from criminal justice reform measures that have reduced the prison population will be partially redirected to fund the School District to further shrink the schools to prison pipeline, and reinvested in anti-recidivism and crime prevention programs, with... Read more →


Cape May Coast Guard Searching for Pilot

photo of plane provided by Coast Guard CAPE MAY, N.J. (June 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--- Personnel from Training Center Cape May are searching for the pilot of a plane that illegally landed on a secured Coast Guard beach, Sunday. Multiple agencies are responding to the aircraft landing, including the Coast Guard Fire Department, Cape May County Police Department, the Cape May County Sheriff's K-9 Unit, the Coast Guard Police Department and Coast Guard Investigative Services. Coast Guard watchstanders became aware of the incident at 7:52 p.m., after the plane was seen landing on the beach by closed circuit cameras. The Cape May County Police Department and Coast Guard Police Department responded at approximately 8:10 p.m. All units are currently still searching for the missing pilot. The Coast... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to McDaniel College Dean's List

image source Pinterest WESTMINSTER, MD (06/22/2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- McDaniel College announces its Spring 2018 Dean's List in recognition of students' academic excellence. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average. Christina DeJoseph of Palmyra (08065) earned Highest Honors. Lauren Herman of Cherry Hill (08003) earned Highest Honors. Matt McBride of Clementon (08021) earned High Honors. Tate Myers of Medford (08055) earned Highest Honors. Billy Ray of Barrington (08007) earned Honors. Courtney Rosenstiehl of Turnersville (08012) earned Honors. Hannah Thomson of Pennsauken (08109) earned High Honors. For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu. McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 "Colleges... Read more →


NRA-ILA: Study Finds Fewer People Willing to Answer Questions about Gun Ownership

Source NRA-ILA/June 22, 2018 A common thought (maybe even a rational one) is that gun owners hesitate to share their status as gun owners in surveys. It makes perfect sense, particularly in times of heightened concerns that anti-gun politicians are plotting to restrict our 2nd Amendment rights and the routine vilification of law-abiding gun owners by politicians, celebrities, and the media. A recent study confirmed that more people are refusing to answer questions about firearms ownership. View Related Articles Iowa State University political scientist Robert Urbatsch analyzed data from the General Social Survey (GSS) and found that the number of people refusing to answer a question about gun ownership roughly tripled since the year 2000. The increase appears steady from the year 2000 through 2016... Read more →


Tom "Choo-Choo" Murphy Succumbs; Past Brooklawn School Board Member; Retired Navy Yard Employee; U.S. Air Force Veteran

Thomas J. Murphy William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet (Westville, NJ)(June 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—Thomas J. Murphy, of Westville passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the age of 81. He was known as Choo-Choo by his longtime friends. Most of the time it was just Choo. And later in life he was known by some as Saint Thomas. Born and raised in Gloucester City, he and his 13 siblings grew up in a home located at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Little Somerset Streets. When he married the love of his life, Ruth (nee Tourtual), the couple moved into a home on Fifth Street in Brooklawn. "He was one of the original members of the Pond Gang," said Howard "Butch" Shaffer, a childhood friend... Read more →


Philly Seaport Behind The Scenes Tours

PHILADELPHIA PA--Go behind the scenes of our historic ships like never before. Experience the engine room and brig on Cruiser Olympia and scope out the conning tower on Submarine Becuna. Tour areas that are usually closed off to the public on these National Landmark ships. Behind the scenes tours take place the first Saturday of each month. Tours last for approximately one hour and are for visitors 13 years and older. Regular Museum admission is included in the cost of the tour. For additional information, please contact Greg Williams, Shipboard Educator at 215-413-8679 or gwilliams@phillyseaport.org. Tours will take place on the following dates: Saturday, July 7 Saturday, August 4 Saturday, September 1 Cost: $21 for adults $16 for seniors and students $4 for Museum members... Read more →


No death penalty for suspects in killing of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Robert Wilson | 6abc.com

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) (JUNE 23, 2018) --The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has agreed to a plea deal for the two men accused of murdering Philadelphia Police Sergeant Robert Wilson III. That agreement takes the death penalty off the table for Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams. Wilson's sister has confirmed the plea agreement, which the family opposes. Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby spoke to Action News after the agreement was announced "It's going to be life plus 50 years for no parole," McNesby said. "Whether you are for the death penalty or against the death penalty, there was a video there that showed exactly the hero that (Wilson) was that day. And these two individuals now will get to roam the halls for years... Read more →


Ryan Wood Captures Win in the $20,000 Preliminary at the MARS Essex Horse Trials    

Far Hills, New Jersey - June 23, 2018 - Australia's Ryan Wood captured the win in the $20,000 Preliminary Essex at the Mars Essex Horse Trials in Far Hills, NJ on Saturday. Riding Ruby, owned by Summit Sporthorses Ltd. of Ringoes, NJ, the pair led from start to finish going clear in both cross country and show jumping to finish on their dressage score of 27.70. "This event is phenomenal. This was my first time here and I can't wait to come back. I will be promoting it to everyone in Pennsylvania," said Wood. "It means a lot to win here and to win for Ilona (English) on her homebred horse. To come to Essex and take out the top division and win the silver... Read more →


Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68 | Fox News

Charles Krauthammer, (photo courtesy of Fox News) (FoxNews)(June 22, 2018)--Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, died Thursday. He was 68. His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, friends and viewers on June 8 that said in part “I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me… “Recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means... Read more →


Congratulations to the Alice Costello School Graduation Class of 2018

photo provided BROOKLAWN NJ (June 22, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Commencement exercise for the Alice Costello School Class of 2018 was held on Thursday evening, June 14, 2018 at the Alice Costello School. Graduation diplomas were presented to 24 students. This year the students chose the theme “Friendship: The Everlasting Bond" for the commencement exercises. Highlighting the evening was the presentation of awards to outstanding graduates. The Post #72 American Legion Scholarship Awards were presented to CECILIA MENDEZ AND AIDAN COUGHLIN. CECILIA AND AIDAN also received the PTA Outstanding Scholarship Awards. The PTA Anna Pantella Most Improved Student award was presented to BETHANY KINDER. SADIA ISLAM received the Elizabeth Voll award. The Matthew Kuhn Science award was presented to JOSEPH CARPENTER. CECILIA MENDEZ was the recipient of the... Read more →


NIH-funded study finds new evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease

Additional research needed to determine if role is causative. Analysis of large data sets from post-mortem brain samples of people with and without Alzheimer’s disease has revealed new evidence that viral species, particularly herpesviruses, may have a role in Alzheimer’s disease biology. Researchers funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, made the discovery by harnessing data from brain banks and cohort studies participating in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership - Alzheimer's Disease (AMP-AD) consortium. Reporting in the June 21 issue of the journal Neuron, the authors emphasize that their findings do not prove that the viruses cause the onset or progression of Alzheimer’s. Rather, the findings show viral DNA sequences and activation of biological networks — the interrelated... Read more →


AmeriHealth Caritas shares tips for staying safe in the sun

Be G.L.A.D. to Beat the Heat This Summer June 21, 2018 02:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Summer is here. The days are long. Children are out of school. You will want to spend time outdoors enjoying barbecues and other activities that are part of this season. While you’re having summer fun, be mindful of ways to stay healthy and mitigate the effects of summer weather. “The heat and sun can be dangerous, but you can easily protect yourself while still having fun,” said Dr. Andrea Gelzer, chief medical officer for AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those in need. “With a few simple steps, you can greatly reduce your chances of sunburn, dehydration, and other... Read more →


Obituary: Runnemede's Richard McCreary

July 28, 1952 - June 21, 2018 Richard McCreary, on June 21, 2018, of Runnemede; formerly of Phila., PA. Age 65. Beloved husband of Victoria (nee DeLuca). Devoted brother of Michelle Deis (R. Charles), Lynn McCreary, Michael McCreary (Jeanine), Diana Erb (Wyatt), and the late Stephen McCreary. Brother-in-law of Jeanne McCreary. Son of the late Richard and Evelyn (nee Zack) McCreary. Grandson of the late Julia Black. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia by visiting “In Memory Of” at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/richard-mccreary or by making a check payable to “In Memory Of” and mailing to In Memory... Read more →


South Jersey Veterans Visit USCG Training Center

CAPE MAY, N.J. (June 22, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-– Residents of the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home attended the graduation ceremony of the Coast Guard’s newest members, Friday, aboard the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May. The visiting veterans were treated to a tour of the training center by Sean Boone, a member of the Cape May Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Association and part of the Facilities Engineering Department on board the training center. Afterwards, the group attended the graduation ceremony for Recruit Company Bravo 196 where they were recognized by the command who thanked them for their service to the nation. The training center’s connection to the veterans’ home is born out of one of its current residents having been assigned to the... Read more →


Curwin Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Rutgers School of Law Student Jonathan Grekstas

Jonathan Grekstas; Audrey Curwin; Jillian Curwin (daughter of Audrey); Ben Curwin (son of Audrey) WOODBURY NJ (June 22, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The recipient of the second annual Michael S. Curwin Memorial Scholarship for a student at the Rutgers University School of Law is Jonathan Grekstas. The Curwin scholarship provides a paid summer internship for a law student interested in pursuing a career as a prosecutor. Grekstas is serving an internship with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. The family of the late Michael S. Curwin, who served in the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office for 29 years, established a scholarship in his memory at Rutgers Law, from which Mr. Curwin graduated in 1980. At retirement from the GCPO as First Assistant Prosecutor in 2014, he had served longer than any... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 11-17

Reminder for the week: Anglers need fishing license, FIN Number DOVER (June 22, 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, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between June 11-17 made 2,827 contacts with anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 50 citations. Officers responded to 74 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 June 16, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers discussed... Read more →


Kemble Memorial United Methodist Church Welcomes New Music Director

Sarah England Baab Leads Famed Music Program in the Church’s Historic Year Woodbury, N.J.— As it prepares to celebrate its 130th Anniversary at its iconic Broad Street location, Kemble Memorial United Methodist Church officially welcomed Sarah England Baab as its Music Director this past Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mrs. Baab brings to Kemble a diverse experience as a music educator and a passion for using music to connect people with one another and with the Lord. For the past six years, she has worked as a music educator in a broad number of settings, including teaching private piano and vocal lessons to children and adults at the International School of Music in Bethesda, Maryland. Baab also teaches courses in music history at Rowan University and... Read more →


NJ Dem Sen. Menendez used ‘fake news’ photo of crying migrant child to preach from Senate floor

As the left demonstrated with the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie, truth has no place in America when pushing a political narrative. But it’s still troubling to see a Democratic lawmaker stand on the floor of the U.S Senate and propagate misinformation, as New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez did while denouncing President Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy on illegal immigration that was resulting in families being separated. Menendez railed that Trump must stop “tearing babies from their mother’s arms,” as he displayed a photo of a young child crying as her mother interacted with a border patrol agent. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the audio released yesterday by ProPublica is worth a million tears,” Menendez said. “How do you submit... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 1 (June 24, 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 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →


Gloucester County Youth on probation graduate from Cognitive Skills program

Pictured: Chief Probation Officer Curtis Hurff, Superior Court Judge George H. Gangloff, Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Terry Miles, CSSII, and Cognitive Skills Program Supervisor Justin Cuaruso. (Woodbury, NJ) The Gloucester County Juvenile Probation Department and Robin's Nest held a ceremony earlier this month congratulating the nine graduates of the Cognitive Skills Program. The Cognitive Skills program is a 15-week that provides youth ages 13 to 18 that are currently on Gloucester County Juvenile Probation with weekly group sessions that focus on life skills training and leadership and trust building. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Many of the youth in juvenile probation come from situations or home lives that are not stable. The Cognitive Skills program gives them a place to talk about their situation while... Read more →


Camden City Woman Charged with Theft of Public Funds Totaling $298,800

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced than an indictment was unsealed today charging Concepcion Cedano, 48, of Camden, New Jersey with one count of criminal conspiracy to commit theft of public funds and one count of theft of public funds. According to the indictment, Cedano and her co-conspirators engaged in a scheme to steal public money by obtaining federal refund checks fraudulently caused to be issued by the United States Treasury. Cedano deposited at least 60 fraudulent refund checks into five bank accounts under her control, resulting in a theft of $298,779.52 from the United States government. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years of imprisonment, two years of supervised release, a fine of $500,000, and a special... Read more →


Cooper River to Host USRowing National Championship Regatta in 2019

(Pennsauken, NJ) – USRowing will hold a new national championship regatta in 2019 to cap off the spring season for younger athletes. Hosted by the South Jersey Rowing Club and the Freeholder Board, the inaugural event will be held June 1-2, 2019, on the Cooper River. “We look forward to hosting the new championship regatta next year, and are excited to once again have the national spotlight shine on Camden County,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “Having the ability and capacity to host events like this is an incredible benefit to Camden County, and is why the Freeholder Board has worked so hard to maintain and improve the Cooper River in recent years.” Coming off a successful Junior B/C... Read more →


Pentagon prepares for return of Korean War dead, sends 100 caskets to DMZ

CNBNews graphics file (Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington DC) By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times - Saturday, June 23, 2018 The U.S. military said Saturday that 100 wooden coffins were moved to the Demilitarized Zone between North Korea and South Korea to prepare for the return of the remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War. Despite the preparations, it was unclear when North Korea would transfer the remains form the 1950-53 war to U.S. custody. The return of the fallen American servicemen would fulfill a commitment made by North Korea leader Kin Jong-un at June 12 Singapore summit with President Trump. It also would be the first tangible evidence that Mr. Kim is carrying out the four-point agreement signed at the summit,... Read more →


Camden County Freeholder Young Calls on State to Restore 9-1-1 Funding

(Trenton, NJ) – Today, Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young joined the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) and the New Jersey Wireless Association (NJWA) in Trenton urging state leaders to comply with federal guidelines and restore critical 9-1-1 dollars to county and municipal dispatch centers better known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs.) “More than a decade ago, a pragmatic plan was put into place that created a fund to support 9-1-1 services in the state through a 90-cent surcharge on individual wireless bills and VOIP users creating a proactive revenue stream to provide upgrades in an ever-evolving technology,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Safety. “Conceivably, the majority of the surcharge collected by the wireless carriers should be... Read more →


The VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services Offers Help For Mental Illness, Depression and Suicide

By Father Sanjai Devis with Deacon Jerry Jablonowski Along with the two celebrities, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, who took their own lives, I was deeply saddened by the terrifying and tragic news that two families whom I know here in South Jersey, lost their loved ones to suicide in the last two weeks. According to a report of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., and about 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year, 7,000 more than a recorded in a 2010 report. And for every person who dies by suicide there are about 25 others who attempt it. Researchers and the mental health professionals remind us that many of those who die by... Read more →


Psychotherapeutic intervention shows promise for treating depression in preschool-aged children

CNBNews graphics file Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that a therapy-based treatment for disruptive behavioral disorders can be adapted and used as an effective treatment option for early childhood depression. Children as young as 3-years-old can be diagnosed with clinical depression, and although preschool-aged children are sometimes prescribed antidepressants, a psychotherapeutic intervention is greatly needed. The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of NIH, appears online June 20 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The researchers adapted Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which has been shown to be an effective way to treat disruptive behavioral disorders in young children. In standard PCIT treatment, parents are taught techniques for successfully interacting with their children. They then practice... Read more →


NJBIA Statement Regarding Passage of State Legislature's Budget and CBT Increase  

NJBIA President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka Esq. issued the following statement tonight regarding passage of the State Legislature's budget, and Bill A-4202/S-2746, which calls for an increase of the Corporate Business Tax. "NJBIA understands the great challenges in putting forth a state budget that fulfills different obligations and priorities. The budget passed by the Legislature, however, continues the concerning course of damaging tax increases that will further challenge New Jersey's affordability and competitiveness, rather than setting a path for long-term, sustainable solutions to our fiscal challenges. "The Corporate Business Tax (CBT) surcharge (A-4202/S-2746) as part of the Legislature's budget puts New Jersey in line for the highest corporate income tax rate in the nation. This will only incentivize our larger corporations and leading job... Read more →