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July 2018

Obituary: David Falotico, of Swedesboro age 43

Swedesboro - Suddenly, On Sunday, July 22, 2018. Age 43. Survived by his devoted caregivers at Bellwether and loving friends. Viewing Monday, July 30 from 11 am to 11:30 am with Service at 11:45 am at McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of David Falotico. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 via www.mccannhealey.com Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing PA: Elk License Lottery

image provided The Pennsylvania Game Commission is pleased to offer 125 elk licenses for the 2018 season. Our state is home to some of the largest-antlered, biggest-bodied elk in the nation. The elk hunting opportunity is high-quality and offers an outstanding success rate. But don’t take it from us— here is what our hunters have to say about their experience. Robert, drawn in the Elk License Lottery in 2017: Receiving a phone call stating that you were successful drawing one of the bull elk tags in Pennsylvania is an Elk Hunter’s Powerball. Meeting some of the nicest people, tagging out on a record book bull and having my son there to share the whole experience with me— Priceless! David, drawn in the Elk License Lottery... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES DECISION NOT TO RENEW PARS AGREEMENT WITH ICE

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– Mayor Kenney and City Solicitor Marcel Pratt today announced that the City will not renew its agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that currently allows ICE access to the Police Department’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS). “For some time now we have been concerned that ICE uses PARS in inappropriate ways, including to conduct investigations that result in immigration enforcement against law-abiding Philadelphia residents,” said Mayor Kenney. “My Administration engaged in dialogue with ICE in recent weeks about its use of PARS data, and rather than allay these concerns, ICE officials in fact confirmed many of them. Such practices sow fear and distrust in Philadelphia’s great immigrant community, and make it more difficult for our Police... Read more →


Long Island Bloods Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Rival

CNBNews graphics file Defendant Fired Numerous Shots at Crips Gang Member in Hempstead Friday, July 27, in federal court in Central Islip, Bloods gang member Billy McLen, also known as “Rizo,” pleaded guilty to attempted murder in aid of racketeering and a weapons possession charge in connection with a shooting that occurred on October 21, 2014 in Hempstead, New York. The proceeding took place before United States Magistrate Judge Arlene R. Lindsay. Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and Patrick J. Ryder, Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), announced the guilty plea. According to court filings and facts presented during the guilty plea... Read more →


Invasive Pest Identified in Warren County  

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced that New Jersey Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture personnel confirmed the first sighting of the spotted lanternfly in New Jersey. The sighting was made in portions of Warren County recently. The species is currently in its nymph stage and is likely to be either black or red with white spots. The spotted lanternfly, which is native to China, India, Vietnam and East Asia, was first located in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has spread to 13 counties there. The pest prefers Tree of Heaven as its host. The New Jersey sighting was made on Tree Heaven, which were treated to help prevent the spreading of the pest. Surveillance will continue... Read more →


BEWARE! Rare Tick Spotted in NJ

image provided (TRENTON) (CNBNewsnet)– The USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) has confirmed that the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was found at Soldier Hill Golf Course in Bergen County, making it the fifth county in New Jersey known to have the tick. The Longhorned tick was also found on a child in Bergen County at a separate location. That confirmation came from the Rutgers Center for Vector Biology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The child was not bitten by the tick and tests by a private lab revealed no pathogens in that tick. Earlier findings have been confirmed in Hunterdon, Union, Middlesex and Mercer counties. Some of these findings were a result of a statewide “Tick Blitz,” led by the Rutgers Center for Vector Biology in... Read more →


Beaver Attacks 95 lb Labrador at Medford Creek

According to Wikipedia Beavers continue to grow throughout their lives. Adult specimens weighing over 25 kg (55 lb) are not uncommon. Females are as large as or larger than males of the same age, which is uncommon among mammals. Beavers live up to 24 years of age in the wild. ****** By Phaedra Trethan/COURIER POST MEDFORD – A veterinarian who's been practicing medicine in South Jersey for more than 40 years called it "the craziest thing I've ever seen." A beaver attacked a large dog walking with its owner along the Rancocas Creek in Medford Wednesday, nearly dragging the dog underwater. Dr. William Pettit at Peticote Veterinary Clinic in Southampton, who treated the 95-pound yellow Labrador, said the owner was walking with the dog in... Read more →


Fatal Personal Watercraft Accident in Sussex County, Delaware; Police Investigating

FENWICK ISLAND (July 28, 2018) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers are investigating a fatal boating accident involving personal watercraft (PWC) that occurred at approximately 1:41 p.m. today on Roy’s Creek off Assawoman Bay in Sussex County. A 53-year-old man, who was operating a PWC, was pronounced dead at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. The name of the deceased is being withheld, pending notification of family members. DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police said alcohol was not a contributing factor in the fatal PWC accident. Their investigation into the accident is ongoing, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police said Saturday evening. Read more →


News from Congressman Frank Lobiondo, NJ's 2nd District

SEEKING INTERNS FOR FALL 2018 My offices in Mays Landing and Washington, DC are now accepting applications for fall internships. This invaluable experience for college students allows them insight and experience into the inner-workings of the federal government. Interning in the Mays Landing office will give exposure to constituent services and district events. In Washington, interns have the opportunity to attend policy briefings, learn from legislative process and provide South Jersey visitors tours of the Capitol. This experience is one that I am proud to offer young professionals from the South Jersey. Please contact our office, or visit the Congressional Intern Application, to learn more and apply. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Wilmington VA Medical Center have... Read more →


Dinosaurs and Trains, a day of Fun for the whole family, August 4th & 5th

Phillipsburg,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease)(CNBNewsnet)-- Dinosaurs and Trains, what could be better! Explore the world of Dinosaurs and Steam Trains in a day filled with family fun. In the station area learn about Dinosaurs with world famous field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka. Enjoy Scott Wagstaff -Ventriloquist and his Zany animals for a really fun family show! Relax and play in our 40′ bouncy obstacle course, take pictures with our Giant T-Rex Dinosaur and meet and greet with our very own Davey The Dinosaur. For a real adventure, travel back in time on our real Steam Train to the Ol’ Susquehanna Mine located on the Snyder Farm in Carpentersville NJ. The Snyder Farm’s archaeological treasures are registered with the New Jersey State Museum and has been... Read more →


U.S. Postal Service Announces News Birds in Winter Nest Stamps to be Dedicated in Vermont

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates four of winter’s winged beauties with the Birds in Winter Forever stamps. The stamps feature the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) and the red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus). When:Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight TimeWhere:Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way Quechee, VT 05059 All guests must RSVP online at usps.com/birdsinwinter to attend the ceremony. Background:The stamp art features four striking designs that highlight the handsome plumage of these resident birds. The vivid contrast with the bright flashes of color found in the digital rendering of each bird evokes the drab feeling of winter with the stark white backgrounds. A limited palette and simplified shapes give the art a... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 6 (July 29, 2018) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. 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 →


OFFICER DOWN: Corrections Officer Kyle Lawrence Eng, Las Vegas Dept. of Corrections

Kyle Lawrence Eng Las Vegas, NV (CNBNewsnet)--Corrections Officer Kyle Eng, age 51, suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with an inmate in the Las Vegas Detention Center. He began to feel ill after the inmate was subdued and went to the bathroom. Other officers found him unconscious in the bathroom and immediately began CPR. He was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Officer Eng had served with the Las Vegas Department of Public Safety for only seven months. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Chief Michele Freeman Las Vegas Department of Public Safety - Division of Corrections 3300 Stewart Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89101 Phone: (702) 229-6444 via www.odmp.org RELATED: CNB Crime... Read more →


Ports of the Delaware River extending produce reach - The Produce News

CNBNews file photo...Holt Logistics, Gloucester City, NJ It was that fast-growing Chilean trade that started Philadelphia’s infrastructure development toward what it is today. Geographically, Philadelphia is at a critical corner of the Keystone State. The nickname comes from other northeastern states seemingly wrapping around Pennsylvania. With that, perishable produce has easy access to the most-populous portion of the United States and Canada. Businesses here took the initiative and applied developing technology to build ports in Delaware and New Jersey, as well as Philadelphia, to be global trade leaders for the produce industry. Gulftainer, the largest private seaport terminal operator in the world, this summer is closing a deal to manage the Port of Wilmington, DE, for the next 50 years. In Gloucester City, NJ, the... Read more →


NRA-ILA: Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic

Everybody knows you never go full semiautomatic. That is, except Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) (photo) and his anti-gun comrades. View Related Articles On July 22, the Senate minority leader decided to fear-monger about homemade 3D-printed firearms following a Justice Department settlement that will permit firearm schematics to be more readily shared online. Wailing that “America is going to get a lot less safe,” Schumer claimed that such firearms “are not only scary, they’re outright dangerous in the way they can mimic the look and the capacity of a hardened, fully semiautomatic weapon.” A day later, Michael Bloomberg front-group Moms Demand Action re-posted Schumer’s comments on their twitter feed. Of course, there’s no such thing as a “fully semiautomatic weapon.” A fully-automatic firearm, or “machinegun,” is... Read more →


CNBNews Mystery Consumer : Restaurant Renaissance in Gloucester City and Chubby's

Mystery Consumer | CNBNewsnet (Gloucester City, NJ)--What partners Tom Monahan and Tom Page have done with a property at the corner of Monmouth and Burlington Streets in Gloucester City is truly remarkable.After extensive renovations to the historic building, they have created an inviting and decorative dining area, flanked by a separate bar area that features a classic bar backdrop imported from a time gone by. These gentleman are to be applauded for their investment in the City, as are the owners of Vitale's Italian Bistro down by the River for rebuilding after their tragic fire. O'Donnells 1923 Pub & Grill on Broadway has also undergone extensive renovations. The Tavern on the Edge joins these establishments who have all made a major commitment to Gloucester that... Read more →


Off-Duty Coast Guard Member Rescues Two Distressed Swimmers at Fire Island, New York

Local EMS and other first responders arrive to the beach at Fire Island, New York, July 24, 2018. That evening, an off-duty Coast Guard member rescued two distressed swimmers. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Strohmaier NEW YORK – An off-duty Coast Guard member rescued two swimmers in distress off the coast of Fire Island, New York, Tuesday evening. At approximately 8:45 p.m., Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Vanderhaden, an active duty Coast Guard member at Station Eatons Neck, was walking the boardwalk near the Fire Island lighthouse when she noticed two individuals swimming in the water. At the time, the winds were gusting between 20 and 30 miles per hour and waves of four to six feet were... Read more →


Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Shows Progress

PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2018) Today, EPA released a midpoint assessment of efforts by Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and federal partners to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The 2010 Bay TMDL calls for having all the necessary pollution control measures for restoring the Bay in place by 2025, with controls in place to achieve 60 percent of the needed reductions at the midpoint (2017) as compared to 2009. Collectively, the Bay Watershed jurisdictions have made considerable progress in reducing pollution to the Bay and the local waters that lead to the Bay. That progress has been demonstrated in measurable ways, including record acreage of underwater grasses and the highest estimates... Read more →


Philadelphia’s ‘Badlands’: At the Heart of the Opioid Epidemic

CNBNews graphics file Jérôme Sessini/MAGNUM PHOTOS WARNING: The following post contains graphic images The opioid crisis in the United States kills 115 people every day on average. But for photographer Jérôme Sessini, the story is not just about the drugs; it is about understanding the context behind the crisis. In this, the second chapter of a series documenting America’s opioid crisis, we follow Sessini as he travels to the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, part of which is known locally as the ‘Badlands’. The northwest Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is like “a limbo of lost souls,” says Sessini. “You have people everywhere hanging around or lying on the floor, almost dead,” he adds. “It’s not just one or two people; they’re everywhere – and it’s a... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week:The Attention-Seeking Dog

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 28, 2018)-- Most pet dogs enjoy playtime with their human pack. However, it sometimes seems as though Fido is constantly demanding your attention in one form or another. For example, you have just returned home from work and petted and/or treated your dog and possibly taken him for a walk. Now, you’d like to relax in front of the TV or read the newspaper before starting supper. But Fido has other ideas. He presses a ball into your hand and you throw it before resuming your moment of relaxation. He comes back to play. You ignore him and he whines and stares at you. When that doesn’t work he barks or does whatever he can to get... Read more →


A Transgender Woman’s ‘Bait-And-Switch’ $92,000 Surgery Bill

Emmarie Huetteman: Wren Vetens thought she’d done everything possible to prepare for her surgery. She chose a doctoral program in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a school that not only embraced transgender students like her, but also granted insurance coverage for her gender confirmation surgery when she enrolled in 2016. When uncertainty over the fate of an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule allowed the state to discontinue such coverage, Vetens and her mother, Dr. Kimberly Moreland, an OB-GYN, shopped for another plan. Wren Vetens was promised a significant discount on the cost of her gender confirmation surgery if she paid in cash upfront, without using her health insurance. Yet after the surgery, Vetens received an explanation of benefits saying the hospital had billed her insurer nearly... Read more →


Rising Senior Becomes 37th Siena Baseball Player to Ink Deal With MLB Club

Tom Sutera Signs With Philadelphia Phillies LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena Baseball rising senior Tom Sutera has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Waterford, Connecticut native becomes the 54th player in Siena Baseball history to sign a professional contract, and the 37th to ink with a Major League Baseball organization. "It's every kids dream to play professional baseball," exclaimed an elated Sutera. "I'm still kind of in shock, everything happened so fast. It's an unreal experience to be given this opportunity. My whole time at Siena was great and helped me grow into the person and baseball player I am today." Sutera was made an undrafted free agent minor league offer by Philadelphia on July 18, and was flown to the Phillies' Spring Training complex in... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Favors Governor's Call to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

CNBNews graphics file I’m emailing to make sure you saw my recent op-ed in The Star-Ledger on why we should raise the minimum wage. You can check out excerpts from the article below – and feel free to share it with your family and friends if you agree! Sincerely, Donald Norcross Member of Congress Why I support Gov. Murphy’s call for $15 min. wage by year-end By Congressman Donald Norcross The best social program is a good job with fair wages and the dignity that comes with it. Last week, Governor Murphy reiterated that raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour is one of his top three legislative priorities this year, and I not only applaud his strong stance, but urge my friends... Read more →


Why You Should Visit The Philadelphia Waterfront

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest houses the city's only outdoor roller skating rink and the city's only Ferris wheel, providing amazing views of the river and skyline. But that's not all! Visit the waterfront to enjoy mini-golf, boardwalk-style games, delicious food, an arcade, great free events, and much more. Skate with the crew! Did you know that you can bring your Independence Blue Crosscard for free skating admission for you + 3 friends? FREE Storytime in the Lodge EVERY SATURDAY with Learn, Listen, Play. Light snacks provided by Honest Tea and Rope and Anchor. Join us this Saturday (rain date Sunday) for a Disney Studio's Christopher Robinfamily fun day from 12-4PM. We’ll be giving away mini golf passes, fun Christopher Robin items, and tickets to see... Read more →


Gloucester City Arts Festival Needs YOU!

Cnbnewsnet Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 28, 2018)--On Saturday, September 29, prepare to be involved, entertained, and amazed at the 10th Annual Riverfront Arts and Music Festival at Proprietor's Park, King Street and Jersey Avenue at the Delaware River. This volunteer event offers the opportunity for artistic craftsmen and culinary adventurers to sell their wares to the crowds that have attended the event in past years. But this event cannot happen without YOU! "If you are a jewelry maker, candle or soap maker, quilter, henna artist, fortune-teller, chair masseuse, pet rescue, or artist of any medium and would like to sell your wares please call me," said award-winning artist Mary Lou Adams. Mary Lou is the founder of the Gloucester City Cultural Arts and Heritage... Read more →


11 Other Districts Also Sued:

Bellmawr School District Sued by ACLU for Alleged Discrimination Against Undocumented Students

State ID requirements in 12 districts across 10 counties, counter to Constitution, are especially disturbing in current climate, according to ACLU-NJ CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(July 28, 2018)The ACLU of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districtsthroughout New Jersey, spanning from Camden County in the south to Sussex County at the state’s northern edge. The school districts, scattered throughout 10 counties, all require forms of state-issued identification that require Social Security numbers or valid immigration status as a condition for students to enroll in school, a requirement that New Jersey law clearly forbids. The exclusionary policies are particularly disturbing in light of the climate of fear in immigrant communities, along with the number of schools that appeared on previous ACLU-NJ audits of discriminatory policies. “New... Read more →


Route 495 lane closures to begin in mid-August; Expect severe congestion for next 2.5 years

as rehabilitation of the Bridge over Route 1&9/Paterson Plank Road begins CNBNews graphics file (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the lane closures necessary as part of the rehabilitation of the Route 495 Bridge over Route 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen are expected to begin in mid-August. The work is scheduled to start on Friday, August 10, with the closure of the 31st Street ramp from Kennedy Boulevard to Route 495 westbound, with traffic detoured onto Patterson Plank Road. A week later, on Friday, August 17, one lane of Route 495 in each direction will be closed, limiting the roadway capacity and causing severe congestion.NJDOT will provide more detailed information as the start of the lane closures... Read more →


Willingboro Woman Sentenced to Prison for 24 Years for Killing Husband with a Fire Extinguisher

Laciana Tinsley MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Willingboro woman was sentenced today to 24 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally beating her husband with a fire extinguisher inside their township residence early last year. Under the state’s No Early Release Act, Laciana Tinsley, 44, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. The length of the sentence, handed down by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., is the result of an agreement between the defendant and the Prosecutor’s Office. Tinsley pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter in April for the death of her husband, Douglas Tinsley, 74. “This was a tragic case,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “There is no justification for the brutal killing... Read more →


Convicted Armed Robber Sentenced to Over 36 Years in Prison

Eastern District of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that a Philadelphia man, convicted in March of multiple armed robberies and related offenses, was sentenced today to 441 months in prison. On March 26, 2018, Nasir Thompas, 21, was convicted by a federal jury of two counts of Hobbs Act robbery and two counts of the use, carrying, and brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence. At trial, a 7-Eleven clerk testified that during one robbery, the defendant placed a pistol against the clerk’s forehead and threatened to kill him. A video from the Godfrey Food Mart showed the defendant pistol whipping a cashier when he failed to surrender cash as quickly as the defendant demanded. The robbery of the... Read more →


Former Pastor of the Come Alive Church in Medford Sentenced for Sexual Assault of Minors

Harry L. Thomas MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Medford Township pastor was sentenced today to 18 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting four juveniles and having inappropriate interaction with a fifth one over a multi-year period ending in 2015. The sentence handed down by the Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, P.J.Cr., contained no parole eligibility for the defendant, Harry L. Thomas, 75, of Queens Lane. He will serve his term at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Woodbridge, which houses sexual offenders. Thomas was the pastor of the Come Alive Church in Medford and a Christian concert promoter. Thomas attempted to withdraw his guilty plea, but the motion was denied by Judge Covert. “What we saw... Read more →


How Soon Is Soon Enough To Learn You Have Alzheimer’s?

Alex Smith, KCUR:July 26, 2018 Jose and Elaine Belardo's lives were upended last year when he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. (Alex Smith/KCUR) Jose Belardo of Lansing, Kan., spent most of his career in the U.S. Public Health Service. He worked on the front lines of disasters in such places as Haiti, Colombia, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. At home with his three kids and wife, Elaine, he’d always been unfailingly reliable, so when he forgot their wedding anniversary two years in a row, they both started to worry. “We recognized something wasn’t right and pretty much attributed it to being overworked and tired,” Elaine said. But the symptoms grew. Last year, when Jose was 50, he got an evaluation at the Walter Reed... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Michael Michalski, Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Michael Michalski Milwaukee, WI (July 25, 2018)--(CNBNewsnet)--Police Officer Michael Michalski, age 52, was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a wanted subject in the area of 28th Street and Wright Street. The subject was wanted for weapons violations, narcotics violations, and violation of parole. Officer Michalski and other members of the Special Investigations Division located the man in the area and attempted to take him into custody. The man fled on foot and the officers pursued him into a nearby home. The subject opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Michalski. Other officers returned fire but the subject was not struck. The man surrendered after he ran out of ammunition. Officer Michalski had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by... Read more →


Cleanup Proposed for Hercules, Inc. Superfund site in Gibbstown

EPA to hold public meeting on August 16, 2018 (New York, N.Y. – July 27, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a cleanup plan for the Hercules, Inc. Superfund site in Gibbstown, N.J. Previous chemical manufacturing operations at the site contaminated the soil, sediment, and groundwater with volatile organic compounds. EPA is proposing a combination of excavation and treatment to address this contamination. “EPA is proposing several cleanup technologies that we believe will address the contaminated soil, sediment, and groundwater at this site and protect the health of this community,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “Under EPA’s oversight, the site has been assessed and has resulted in the treatment of two billion gallons of contaminated groundwater. This work is at the... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Trooper Tyler Edenhofer, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

Tyler Edenhofer Phoenix, AZ-(JULY 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Trooper Tyler Edenhofer was shot and killed after he and several officers responded to reports of a subject throwing objects at vehicles on I-10, near Avondale Boulevard in Goodyear, at approximately 10:00 pm. Three Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and two Goodyear Police Department officers responded to the scene and attempted to take the subject into custody. The man resisted arrested and engaged the officers in a struggle that lasted several minutes. The subject was able to obtain one of the officers' duty weapons during the struggle and opened fire, killing Trooper Edenhofer and wounding another Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper. The subject was taken into custody. Trooper Edenhofer had graduated from the police academy only three months... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Career Dem operative behind “bipartisan” attacks on Bob Hugin

CNBNews graphics file Save Jersey took a look at the folks behind the dishonest super PAC ads attacking Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin, and found that far from the “independent” and “bipartisan” image they portray, it’s actually nothing more than a Democratic Party front. The group, Patients for Affordable Drugs Action, is led by none other than David Mitchell, a longtime Democrat operative, who’s produced TV ads for a who’s who of Democratic Party officials. And for a kicker, despite currently running ads attacking Big Pharma, Mitchell was formerly a partner at a firm famous for landing a $12 million contract from the Pharmaceutical lobby. This kind of hypocrisy would be surprising in most races, but it’s just par for the course for disgraced Senator... Read more →


South Jersey Young Democrats Organizations Speak Out Against Racism; Condemn 101.5FM

The South Jersey Young Democrats, the Burlington County Young Democrats, the Young Democrats of Atlantic County, the Ocean County Young Democrats, and the Camden County High School Young Democrats condemn WKXW 101.5FM CHERRY HILL, NJ – In response to the racist and discriminatory comments made by the hosts of the “Dennis & Judi Show” WKXW 101.5FM, the South Jersey Young Democrats, the Burlington County Young Democrats, the Young Democrats of Atlantic County, the Ocean County Young Democrats and the Camden County High School Democrats condemn the hateful rhetoric that was spoken yesterday. We request that a formal apology be given to our State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal as well as the Sikh American Community. Since the 2016 election, we have seen an increase in... Read more →


GREWAL MOVES TO BLOCK PRINTABLE 3-D FIREARMS 

New Jersey's attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, has moved to block a Texas company from releasing computer files that would allow individuals to create firearms using 3-D printers, the New Jersey Law Journal reports. Grewal sent a cease-and-desist letter to the company, Defense Distributed, of Austin, Texas. The company has said it plans to release the computer files on Aug. 1. RUTGERS CHANCELLOR RESIGNS IN CLASH WITH UNIVERSITY The chancellor of Rutgers University, Debasish Dutta, resigned Wednesday, less than a year after he took the job, Patch.com writes. In an email to the university administration, he cited a "clash" and said his "vision for the chancellorship is not in alignment with that of the University." Dutta will remain at the university as an engineering professor. ACLU-NJ... Read more →


Villas Resident Arrested on Luring Charges

CNBNews graphics file Cape May Court House, New Jersey (July 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief William Mastriana of the Lower Township Police Department announce the arrest of 56-year old John Deangelis, a resident of the Villas section of Lower Township, New Jersey. On July 24, 2018, the Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit initiated an investigation after being informed of a video that was circulating on social media. As a result of this investigation, on July 26, 2018, John Deangelis was charged with one (1) count of Luring, a crime of the second degree. Deangelis was processed for the above listed charge and is currently lodged at the Cape May County... Read more →


Route 130 Lane Closures in Camden County

Route 130 lane closures required this week for intersection improvements at Union Avenue/CR 615 in Camden County Large trucks detour necessary for several weeks (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the left lane closures on Route 130 approaching the Union Avenue intersection in both directions for several weeks as an intersection improvements project advances in Camden County. Beginning earlier this week on Wednesday, July 25, NJDOT’s contractor, Orchard Holdings, LLC, closed one left lane on Route 130 in each direction to begin removing sections of the median and install crash cushions as part of an intersection improvements project at Union Avenue/CR 615 in Pennsauken. The left lane closures will remain for the next several weeks. If the work is completed... Read more →


2018 Lower Township Recreation Coombs Douglass Memorial Run

The Lower Township Police would like residents in the Villas, Town Bank, and North Cape May area to be aware of detours in and about the Town Bank and North Cape May area for the Coombs Douglass run which will begin Saturday August 4th, 2018 at 08:30 a.m. Town Bank Road, Clubhouse Road, Miramar Ave, Beach Drive, Shore Drive and Douglass Park will all be closed or detoured. The event will consist of a two-mile and five mile run. The starting point of the race will be in front of the Town Bank Fire Hall. The majority of the run will occur on Clubhouse Drive, Shore Drive and Beach Drive in North Cape May. Due to the amount of runners and road closures, motorists are... Read more →


Maryland Weekly Fishing Report

By Keith Lockwood | Dept. of Natural Resources July 25, 2018 Jane Millman made time to go fishing with friends off Ocean City and holds up a beautiful blueline tilefish she caught. Photo by Kevin Thomas We all face daily challenges that tug at how we spend the dear time that is given to us. All anglers and outdoor enthusiasts know how hard it is to follow their favorite pursuits. Summer is fleeting, make time. Weekly Fishing Conditions Forecast Summary: July 25-31 Rain, rain, go away! The recent deluge in the Chesapeake Bay watershed has dropped more than 6 inches of rain in many places. On a positive note, the storms have cooled bay waters 3 to 5 degrees to 78 degrees, while we’re seeing... Read more →


Tick borne diseases are likely to increase, say NIH officials

Female adult dog tick, or Dermacentor variabilis, crawls on a vial of blood. Dog ticks can transmit pathogens that cause tickborne diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. NIAID The incidence of tick borne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade. It is imperative, therefore, that public health officials and scientists build a robust understanding of pathogenesis, design improved diagnostics, and develop preventive vaccines, according to a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicinefrom leading scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Bacteria cause most tickborne diseases in the United States, with Lyme disease representing the majority (82 percent) of reported cases. The spirochete Borrelia... Read more →


Delaware's Fifth Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta (video)

co-sponsored by DNREC’s Reclaim Our River program, set for Saturday, Aug. 4 in Blades BLADES (July 25, 2018) –The fifth annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta – presented by the Town of Blades in conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River Program, Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, and the Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron – will cast off Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 North Market Street, Blades, DE 19973. Sign-in and registration begin at 11 a.m., with judging of boats’ appearances at noon, and races starting at 12:30 p.m. The Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta is open to anyone who’s willing to build a boat from recycled cardboard and paddle it approximately 200 yards to... Read more →


FBI Investigating Chinese Espionage in All 50 States

Outside Contributor FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed on July 18 that the FBI is investigating Chinese economic espionage cases in all 50 U.S. states, and that China is regarded as the “most significant” long-term threat to the United States. Wray, speaking to NBC at the Aspen Ideas Forum on July 18, said Chinese espionage “covers everything from corn seeds in Iowa to wind turbines in Massachusetts and everything in between.” The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using a set of unconventional warfare methods against the United States, designed to achieve the goals of war without the need for troop-on-troop combat. This includes subversive methods to infiltrate and undermine U.S. institutions, propaganda operations to alter public perception, economic warfare programs to steal from the U.S. economy,... Read more →


Governor Wolf Raises the Minimum Wage for Commonwealth Workers

Calls on Legislature to Act Harrisburg, PA – Building on his commitment to create Jobs That Pay as Pennsylvania’s economy continues to expand, Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order that increases pay for employees under the governor’s jurisdiction to no less than $12 an hour on July 1, 2018 and raises the wage by 50 cents a year until reaching at least $15 per hour in 2024. “Pennsylvania must be a place where hard work is rewarded, but today too many people cannot afford the basics,” said Governor Wolf. “This executive order increases the wage floor for state workers and state contractors, but the General Assembly has not given all minimum wage workers a raise in nearly a decade. “More than half of... Read more →


NJBIA Backs Opposition to Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association has signed on to an amicus brief supporting New Jersey's opposition to legal action by Texas and a group of other states aimed at ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. NJBIA joined other New Jersey businesses, associations, and nonprofit institutions in an amicus brief authored and filed by Lowenstein Sandler LLP in State of Texas, et al. v. United States of America et al. Texas and its other co-plaintiff states have asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to issue a preliminary injunction against the DACA program. DACA is an administrative program established in 2012 that permits certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children, and who meet... Read more →


How to Make Your Home More Appealing

CNBNewsnet)(July 27, 2018)--When you have guests coming over, your home will say a lot about you. You must treat your house as if it were an extension of yourself. Having a beautiful home shows you are a highly organized being and you have good taste when it comes to design and decor. You can be the envy of all your friends and family when you take the time to make your house look more appealing. Here are the top tips that will ensure that your home is completely transformed: Add vinyl wood flooring. Vinyl wood flooring makes your house look tasteful without spending too much money. It is also easy to install, durable and easy to clean which makes it popular with many homeowners. Repaint... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Seton Hall Deans List

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (07/26/2018)-- Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following students who qualified for Spring 2018 Dean's list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements. Peyton Adams of Medford, NJ (08055) Abdullah Al-Habshi of National Park, NJ (08063) Daniel Alvarez of Mays Landing, NJ (08330) Steven Alvarez of Mays Landing, NJ (08330) Giana Anglani of Milmay, NJ (08340) Jessica Aragona of Burlington, NJ (08016) Matthew Ardente of Galloway, NJ (08205) Katie Baker of Clementon, NJ (08021) Emily Barnard of Galloway, NJ (08205) Lauren Capeles of Columbus, NJ (08022) James Carpenter of Egg Harbor Township, NJ (08234) Andrew Cates of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054) Kevin Chan of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054) Shae Coniglio of Mantua, NJ (08051) Kyle Coreth of Sewell,... Read more →


NJDOT Commitment to Communities Initiative provides grant assistance

application period for FY19 Municipal Aid program now open Bikeway, Safe Routes to School and Transit Village grant applications also being accepted (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced applications are now being accepted for several of NJDOT’s Fiscal Year 2019 State Aid programs, with increased assistance and information sharing as part of the Department’s Commitment to Communities Initiative. The initiative is designed to ensure local governments succeed in delivering transportation projects that improve the quality of life for those traveling in and through New Jersey. The most significant grant program taking applications is the $151 million Municipal Aid program. In addition, grant applications are being accepted for Bikeways, Safe Routes To School, and Transit Villages. Each of those... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Department Looking for Thief who stole Security Camera

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --The victim’s Ring Doorbell Camera captured the pictured suspect walking up to his front door, reaching up above it, and removing his wireless Netgear Arlo Pro Security camera. The suspect then quickly flees the area. If you can identify the suspects in the video and photos call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177 Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500.... Read more →