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December 4, 2018

NJDOT crews to start brining operations Wed.

Crews begin winter weather preparation in advance of expected precipitation CNBNews graphics file (Trenton) (December 4, 2018(CNBNewsnet)– The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that crews will begin brining operations along the interstate and state highways tomorrow morning based on the various weather service forecasts provided to the Department. The Department will begin pre-treating the roadways based on forecasts predicting moderate snow showers or light flurries on Wednesday. NJDOT will modify plans as the forecast develops. Motorists are reminded to use caution when... Read more →

Gloucester City's Daniel Sheehan Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Smuggling Drugs into Prison

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Daniel Sheehan, (photo) of Gloucester City, NJ, 44, was sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment and ordered to forfeit $493,075 in criminal proceeds after pleading guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, and smuggling narcotics into a federal prison. Sheehan was also sentenced to a term of three years’ supervised release after his term of imprisonment. The convictions stem from Sheehan’s operation of a scheme to obtain payments from people who sought his... Read more →

Delaware Fish and Wildlife Police Report for November 19 through November 25

Reminder for the week: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police hiring full-time officers DOVER (Nov. 30, 2018) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Nov.19-25 made 1,063 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 40 citations. Officers responded to 36 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to... Read more →

Rise in meth and opioid-use during pregnancy

Rate of amphetamine and opioid use increased more among delivering moms in rural counties. Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new Michigan Medicine-led study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in rural counties. Among pregnant women in all parts of the country, amphetamine-affected births (mostly attributed to methamphetamine) doubled — from 1.2 per 1,000 hospitalizations in 2008-2009 to 2.4 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations by 2014-2015, the new research... Read more →

Independence Museum Presents River Alive

River Alive! is now open at Independence Seaport Museum. PHILADELPHIA, PA--Did you know that 15 million people drink water from the Delaware River? That’s 5% of the U.S. population! Dive into all things water as you discover the wonders and challenges of our regional waterways. Want to know how the river connects the wilderness to the city? Play along on our high-tech River Continuum Wall for the answer. Ever seen a catfish up close? Now you can in our Fisharium. Swim on over to experience... Read more →

Coast Guard Icebreaker Returns Home Following 129-Day Arctic deployment

SEATTLE – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy returned home Friday to their homeport in Seattle following a four-month deployment in the Arctic. In addition to providing presence and access in the Arctic during the 129-day summer deployment, the Healy crew completed three research missions in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Office of Naval Research, conducting physical and biological research in the Arctic Ocean. The crew’s first mission was a NOAA-sponsored project aimed... Read more →

Past & Present Project Search Interns at Jefferson Health - NJ Associates Receive Recognition

Congratulations to Adham, Anthony, and Helaina, Jefferson Health - New Jersey former Project Search interns and current associates, for receiving the Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) of Southern New Jersey's Outstanding Employer Recognition Award at the 13th annual Dubrow Vocational Celebration Breakfast! Baghdadi, Goodson, and Sohn respectively work at Cooper Landing Road Primary Care (Jefferson Medical Group), the Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Emergency Department, and the main office of Jefferson Health Primary & Specialty Care in Voorhees. Prior to their current positions, Baghdadi,... Read more →

The Growing Concern of Diabetic Eye Disease: What Can Be Done to Protect Your Vision?

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diabetes kills more Americans each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.1 It can cause serious problems throughout the body, but eye health can become critically compromised. November is both American Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month, bringing even more attention to this disease. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4 percent of the population, were living with diabetes, with about 1.5 million more being diagnosed every year.2 The longer someone has diabetes increases their chances of developing diabetic retinopathy, or damage to... Read more →

Members of the Jefferson Health - New Jersey Leadership Graduate from the Jefferson Leadership Academy

Congratulations to the four Jefferson Health – New Jersey Fall 2018 graduates of Jefferson Leadership Academy. The Academy is a 9-month program for enterprise leaders who will work collaboratively to be “change agents” to drive Jefferson’s business strategy and organizational transformation. The recent graduates are: Dr. Joseph Badalato, Chief Clinical Officer of Graduate Medical Education (2nd from left); Dr. Ricardo Perez, Chief of Medicine (3rd from left); Amanda Kimmel, AVP of Population Health (3rd from left); and Dr. Maryann Lauletta, VP of Medical Operations (5th... Read more →

Additional Charges Filed Against Schuylkill County Man Who Threaten The President

SCRANTON, PA—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury today returned a superseding indictment yesterday adding seven additional charges against Shawn Christy, age 27, of McAdoo, who was previously indicted for threatening to harm President Trump and others. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the superseding indictment charges Christy with interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, two counts of interstate transportation of a stolen firearm, two counts of interstate transportation of a firearm while... Read more →

CNB May 2013 Archives: Tax and Spend, Only in America, Board Official v. Activist, Et Cetera

published Monday, May 20, 2013 CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets BY CNBNews Staff TAX AND SPEND--Gloucester City council adopted two bond ordinances at the May 6 meeting totaling $4,250,214. The first bond of $2,092,697 will be used for the replacement of water mains and the water meter reading system. The second bond, amount $2,157,517, is for the improvement of the sanitary sewer system in the city. Public hearing and final adoption will be held May 23 in council chambers, 313 Monmouth St. The City of Gloucester... Read more →

Philadelphia City Council Pass Bills and Resolutions; Some Deal with Business Regulations

City of Philadelphia City Council Notice Of Bills and Resolutions reported from Committees of the Council of the City of Philadelphia on Thursday, November 29, 2018: 180602 ... An Ordinance authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, to enter into a sublease agreement with The Philadelphia Municipal Authority, for use by the City, of a portion of the premises located at 100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the City, all under certain terms and conditions. 180906 ... An... Read more →

National Day of Observance Wed. for Former Pres. George H.W. Bush; No Mail Delivery

CNBNewsnet (DECEMBER 4, 2018)President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning throughout the United States and has called on the American people to pay homage to the memory of former President George H.W. Bush on that day. Out of respect for President Bush, the nation’s 41st commander in chief, and to honor his vast contributions to the United States during his lifetime, and consistent with the presidential proclamation, the Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning. The... Read more →

Nearly 200 Family Units/Unaccompanied Children Arrested in 1 Day in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to apprehend large groups of family units and unaccompanied children. Last Thursday, a group of 57 illegal aliens turned themselves in to McAllen agents near Granjeno, Texas. The group consisted of family units from the countries of Honduras and Nicaragua. A few hours later, agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered a group of 34 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from the countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El... Read more →

Menendez, Booker Announce $400K to Support Substance Abuse Treatment in South Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of $400,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Robins’ Nest’s Recovery and Housing Program in Bridgeton. “I applaud Robins’ Nest for their five decades of commitment to helping members of the community live productive and successful lives,” said Sen. Menendez. “We need these federal investments so that every individual struggling with addiction or mental illness can get the services they need to get back on their... Read more →

Attorney General Announces Charges Against Two Men in PA University Student Travel Scam

Defendants were contracted to provide travel management services; AG to extradite men back from California to face charges HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that felony charges were filed in Chester County against two men for conspiring to steal money from public universities in Pennsylvania under the guise of operating a travel management agency based in Denver, Colorado. An investigation by Office of Attorney General Agents led to the discovery that the defendants, Kyle McWhirter and Michael Kennedy, fled to California when the... Read more →

Central Methodist University Students from New Jersey Receive Endowed Scholarships

FAYETTE, MO (11/30/2018)-- Central Methodist University has a long history of generous donors endowing scholarships to ensure students have quality resources as they work to complete their college education. All scholarships are awarded by a stewardship coordinator based on a student's high academic performance, and following the donor's wishes. One of CMU's highest honors is to be selected as a recipient of an endowed or Hall of Sponsors scholarship. These scholarships are assigned to CMU's best and brightest students based on high academic standards, and... Read more →

Philadelphia Archdiocese Announces Church Closings

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church, Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church, and Saint Leo Church will no longer serve as worship sites of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Saint Joseph Parish, and Our Lady of Consolation Parish, respectively, and will no longer be designated as Roman Catholic churches. Contextual Background Our Lady of the Holy Souls Parish (Philadelphia) In July 1993, Our Lady of the Holy Souls Parish merged with Holy Child Parish, both located in North Philadelphia, forming the new Our Lady of Hope... Read more →

Past East Orange School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Illegally Obtaining $74,000 in Disability Payments

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor today announced that an Essex County man has pleaded guilty in a scheme to obtain $74,000 in disability payments by submitting dozens of forged documents to his insurance provider. Major Smith, 48, a former teacher in the East Orange school district, pleaded guilty to second degree insurance fraud during a hearing before Superior Court Judge Alfonse J. Cifelli in Essex County on Monday. Under the terms of the plea agreement,... Read more →

NJ Dept. of Health: Spread Joy, Not Germs This Holiday Season Bet Vaccinated

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 2-8 The New Jersey Department of Health is honoring National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) by reminding residents to get their annual flu vaccine. Flu vaccination rates tend to decrease after the end of November, but flu activity is usually highest between December and January. Get vaccinated now to help protect yourself and others during the holiday season. “Even if you haven’t yet been vaccinated and have already gotten sick with flu, you can still benefit from vaccination since the... Read more →