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December 16, 2018

CNBNews Opinion: Save Gloucester City Taxpayers Money, Do Away with the Street Sweepers

(UPDATED JANUARY 15, 2019) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet In 2007, the first full year of our blog we tackled the controversial topic of the City's street sweepers and the parking tickets issued for blocking the sweepers. That year the Gloucester City Court Administrator released the following information: "Since January until the end of August, the Police Department has issued a total of 4,168 citations for parking violations for an average of 521 tickets a month. There is a $25 fine for violating the... Read more →

Assembly and Senate Preview: Enviro Bills Up on Monday

source New Jersey Sierra Club The following bills are up in the Assembly on Monday, December 17th: A1241 (McKeon/Benson)/ S630 (Gordon) Provides governance, oversight, and accountability reforms at NJT. The bill establishes four new positions on the board and restructures the existing board so that all public members are required to either have experience as regular public transportation riders or have expertise in human resources or certain transportation topics. The bill also includes statutory duties such as direct oversight of NJT’s management team and monitoring... Read more →

Secaucus Resident Charged with Enslaving Sri Lankan Woman for Over Nine Years

CNBNews graphics file NEWARK, N.J. – A Secaucus, New Jersey, woman was arraigned today on charges of holding a Sri Lankan national against her will and for years forcing the victim to work without pay as a domestic servant, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Alia Imad Faleh Al Hunaity, a/k/a “Alia Al Qaterneh,” 43, of Secaucus, New Jersey, was indicted Dec. 4, 2018, on charges of forced labor, alien harboring, and marriage fraud. She was arraigned today before U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler in Camden... Read more →

Williams Receives FERC Approval for Gateway Project to Serve Growing Northeastern Market; Includes NJ

December 13, 2018 04:30 PM Eastern Standard Time TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams (NYSE: WMB) today reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Gateway Expansion Project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline designed to create 65,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation capacity for northeastern markets. The Gateway project helps meet growing natural gas demand by consumers in New Jersey and New York in time for the 2020/2021 winter heating season,... Read more →

Three NJ Police Agencies Receive Grants From Justice Department For Body-Worn Cameras

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced that three New Jersey police agencies were among 75 agencies nationwide to receive federal grant for body-worn camera programs, part of more than $56 million in grants awarded by the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to enhance state and local law enforcement safety and wellness. The Pemberton Township Police Department, the N.J. State Park Police and the N.J. Department of Law and Public Safety were awarded grants under OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Body-Worn... Read more →

New Jersey American Water Named Recipient of 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

Representatives from New Jersey American Water accept a 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for Innovative Technology. Pictured here, from left: Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); First Lady Tammy Murphy; Russell Titus, Sr. Superintendent, Water Loss Management, New Jersey American Water; Ronald Oppenheimer, Project Manager, Water Loss Management, New Jersey American Water; and David Zimmer, Executive Director, New Jersey Infrastructure Bank. (Photo: Business Wire) VOORHEES, N.J.(December 13, 2018)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water was recognized by the New Jersey Department of... Read more →


Giving Back to Communities Is an Annual NJ TRANSIT Tradition NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT is celebrating the season by donating and distributing toys and coats for those in need throughout the state. “NJ TRANSIT employees are committed to making a difference in the communities where we and our customers live, work and ride our rails and buses,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “These annual holiday toy and coat drives are a way for us to make the season a little more joyful... Read more →

Investment Manager and Former Fire Chief Convicted of Running Ponzi Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – An investment manager with an office in Middletown, New Jersey, has been convicted of running a Ponzi scheme, concealing losses, faking investment returns, and stealing more than $10 million in investor money, U.S Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Vicent P. Falci, 59, of Middletown, was convicted of all four counts of a superseding indictment: three counts of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud. He was convicted Dec. 13, 2018, following a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson... Read more →

$4.8 Million for Health Centers in Camden City

WASHINGTON, DC – (December 14, 2018)--Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that two federally-qualified health centers in South Jersey will receive $4,793,332 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Program. “Everyone ought to have access to quality health care. It’s that simple, and community health centers play an important role in ensuring there’s access for all,” said Congressman Norcross. “CAMcare and Project H.O.P.E provide high-quality healthcare for families in our district that need it most and, in turn,... Read more →


Link to live camera is here.... HDOnTap’s website. HARRISBURG, PA - The livestream from a bald-eagle nest near Codorus State Park in Hanover, Pa. has launched for a fifth season, with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary joining HDOnTap and Comcast Business as a partner in the project. The Pennsylvania Game Commission in November awarded a permit to HDOnTap to manage the cameras at the nest and livestream the action. In the livestream’s first four seasons, the Game Commission had secured permission for audio and video equipment and... Read more →

Philadelphia Union Sign Forward Sergio Santos

24-year-old Brazilian joins Philadelphia from Chilean club Audax Italiano CHESTER, Pa. (December 14, 2018) – Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has completed the signing of Brazilian forward Sergio Santos using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Santos joins Philadelphia from Chilean Primera Division club Audax Italiano in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee. He will be added to the Union’s active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa and will occupy an international roster slot. Santos, 24, scored nine goals across... Read more →

Obituary: Henry Feret, of Runnemede; Korean War Army Veteran, Lockheed Martin Employee

Henry Feret on December 14, 2018 of Runnemede. Age 87. Beloved husband of Wanda for 57 years. Devoted father of Henry (Trish) Joseph (Lorraine) Donna Ferri (Richard) and John (Joelle). Loving grandfather of Ryan, Holly, Shane (Rachelle), Shauna, Shayden, Dominic, Ashlee, Kayla and Krista. Dear brother of Irene McCoy, Amelia Post and the late Louie, Michael, Bruno, Teddy Feret and Kazimiera Puk. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Henry was very active in St. Maria Goretti Church. He was an Army Veteran who proudly... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 26(December 16, 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 →