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December 13, 2018

NJ Working Families Alliance Stands in Firm Opposition to NJ Democrats Redistricting Proposal

December 13, 2018 Trenton– Today, New Jersey Working Families Alliance joined over 30 activists and organizations for a press conference and public hearings in strong opposition to the proposed redistricting plan, that could exacerbate the potential for gerrymandering. Analilia Mejia, executive director of New Jersey Working Families Alliance, issued the... Read more →


Assemblymen Mazzeo and Armato Speak with NJ Transit Officials for AC Rail Line Update

December 13, 2018, 3:04 pm (Northfield NJ) Thursday morning Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo, John Armato and staff had a call with New Jersey Transit officials on the status of the Atlantic City rail line. NJ transit members participating in the call were, Justin Davis- Chief of Staff, Paul Wyckoff- Chief of... Read more →


Pascrell Endorses Pelosi Call for Trump Tax Returns

December 13, 2018 Will continue leading the fight for presidential transparency PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, reacted positively to incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s endorsement of efforts to obtain Donald Trump’s personal and... Read more →


New Findings on Concussion in Football’s Youngest Players

Newswise — New research from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5-14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5%, sustaining a football-related concussion each season. Published in The Journal of... Read more →


NEW JERSEY SPORTSBOOKS NEAR $1 BILLION IN WAGERS AFTER STRONG NOVEMBER

Sports betting in New Jersey continues to grow, while legal online gambling nears another major milestone, according to PlayNJ.com analysts (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Wagers at New Jersey’s online and retail sportsbooks rose 27 percent in November, to a whopping $330.7 million, and revenue rebounded from October. New Jersey’s handle... Read more →


Local Foundation Delivers 1,200 Holiday Gifts for Young Virtua Patients

...donates $143,000 to Mobile Pediatric Program The Joseph Lacroce Foundation’s Annual Toy Run is now in its eighth year Young patients at Virtua hospitals are enjoying some holiday magic thanks to volunteers who delivered about 1,200 presents to the South Jersey health system. The Cherry Hill-based Joseph Lacroce Foundation donated... Read more →


CBP Seeks Military Veterans, Non-Veterans for Officer Positions at Washington Dulles Airport

Release Date:December 13, 2018 STERLING, Virginia – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting employment applications to fill CBP officer positions at Washington Dulles International Airport. This hiring opportunity is open during December. CBP officer inspects international travelers. A CBP officer is a full-time, uniformed, federal law enforcement professional.... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Burlington Freeholders Sell Out Public for Pipeline

New Jersey Sierra Club Last night, Burlington Freeholders voted 3-2 to authorize the road closure of Bordentown/Chesterfield Road (CR 528) and Chesterfield/Arneytown Road (CR 664) during the installation of the Southern Reliability Link. The SRL pipeline however is still involved in ongoing litigation. There are also concerns of a conflict... Read more →


NJ COUNCILMAN ACCEPTED BRIBES AT BLOOMBERG HQ 

A former Sayreville councilman, Ricci Melendez, pleaded guilty to bribery one month before he resigned from his post (Nov. 18). He served on council for six years, and narrowly won his seat. According to a complaint, he accepted a bribe at Bloomberg's headquarters in Manhattan. He was not mentioned by... Read more →


South Jersey Times girls basketball preview

By Matt Chando | For NJ Advance Media PLAYERS TO WATCH Azana Baines, Gloucester Catholic, Guard/Forward, Sr. Baines was one of the most highly recruited players in the entire region and signed a letter of intent to Duke University in November. She is the reigning player of the year and... Read more →


The RealReal Commits to Expansion, Job Creation in Middlesex County

From the Economic Development Authority TRENTON – The RealReal, Inc., an online marketplace for authenticated, high-end resale clothing and home furnishings, has committed to expanding its presence in New Jersey, including increasing its workforce by more than 770 employees. The company has signed a lease to occupy more than 492,000... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Trump Proposes Dirty Rule- Part of His War on Environment

Jeff Tittel Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club The Trump administration is expected to put forth a proposal on Tuesday that would significantly weaken a major Obama-Era Rule Protecting Drinking Water For 117 million people. The Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule was designed to limit pollution in... Read more →


ERVPRO Honors Everyday Heroes with Sponsorship of SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Gloucester City, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) December 10, 2018 -- SERVPRO is proud to announce the inaugural SERVPRO First Responder Bowl being played at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The newly renamed bowl is designed to honor the sacrifice and service of the brave men and women who are the first line... Read more →


Sober Living Homes for Residents in Recovery Legislation Continues to Advance

Bill Establishes Voluntary Certification Program for Recovery Residences (TRENTON)(December 12, 2018)-- – To ensure sober living homes for those struggling with substance abuse in New Jersey meet certain standards, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo, John Armato and Nicholas Chiaravalloti was approved Monday by an Assembly panel. The bill (A-3607)... Read more →


Bats, and Now Owls, Welcome to Haunt the Atlantic City Expressway

Hammonton, NJ The South Jersey Transportation Authority is installing 10 new bat boxes along the Atlantic City Expressway in 2018 at locations recommended by the NJ Fish and Wildlife Services, Endangered and Nongame Species Program. Started as part of its Roadway Environmental Advancement Initiative (REAdI), the SJTA initially erected 20... Read more →


NJBIA’s Wayne Staub Selected as 2019 Lead New Jersey Fellow

Ewing Township Resident Joins Distinguished Group of NJ Leaders in Class of 2019 (December 12, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Wayne Staub, NJBIA’s Chief Business Relations Officer, has been chosen as a 2019 Lead New Jersey Fellow, joining a select group of business, government and nonprofit leaders who will spend the next 12 months exploring... Read more →


McCabe says Federal Proposal to Roll Back Water Protection Rule Could Hurt Public Health

TRENTON - A Trump Administration proposal to severely limit the number of wetlands and waterways protected by the federal Clean Water Act would penalize states that prioritize clean water and public health, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. "The Trump administration's proposal to roll... Read more →


Gottheimer Hosts Fifth District School Superintendent Call on Combating Anti-Semitism

Joined by Experts from the ADL, New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Religious Leaders and more than 30 School Leaders WASHINGTON DC (December 12, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– Following the discovery of anti-Semitic symbols in the Pascack Valley Regional School District, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a conference call for school... Read more →


2017 NIBRS Crime Data Released

Law Enforcement Continuing Transition to More Detailed Reporting System The FBI released information today on more than 6 million criminal offenses submitted to its National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) last year, as law enforcement nationwide continues transitioning to the more informative crime reporting system. Because of its more detailed data... Read more →


Over 100,000 Petitions Demanding Full Fracking Ban Delivered

Organizations and Residents Ask Governors to vote at DRBC to ban fracking, frack waste and water withdrawals for fracking Washington Crossing, PA (December 12, 2018)– Representatives of organizations and members of the public submitted 104,805 signed petitions to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at their public business meeting today.... Read more →