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January 2019

U.S. Coast Guard sets Ice Condition 3 for northern Chesapeake Bay and tributaries

BALTIMORE MD (January 31, 2-019)— The Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port (COTP) set ice condition three Thursday, and cautions mariners to be aware of ice formation on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Ice condition three is set when weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters. Within the Sector Maryland-NCR COTP zone, navigable waters typically affected by early ice formation include the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, upper Chesapeake Bay and upper Potomac River. All masters, ship agents, and owners and operators of all vessels, marine facilities and marinas are encouraged... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: Freezing Temperatures Forces PSEG Salem Nuclear Power Plant to Shut Down

photo source Wikipedia ALLOWAY NJ (January 31, 2019)A reactor at the Salem nuclear plant was shut down last night because freezing temperatures caused ice to accumulate on screens that filter the water that goes into the plant. The Salem Nuclear Power Plant is a two unit pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, in Salem County, New Jersey, in the United States. It is owned by PSEG Nuclear LLC and Exelon Generation LLC who received the biggest subsidy in state history for their nuclear plants at $300 million a year. “The Salem plant is supposed... Read more →


Anniversary Celebrating Polish-USA Relations

Republic of Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki celebrates with U.S. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, the Polish-USA bond at the historic Bristol Hotel in Warsaw. By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Contributor WARSAW, POLAND (January 31, 2019)-- Diplomats and officials from Poland and the USA gathered at the historic and elegant Bristol Hotel to mark the centennial of diplomatic relations recently. Poland established diplomatic relations with the United States in 1919, regained independence on November 11, 1918, the day World War I ended. This was after 123 years of partition by Russia, Austria and Prussia. “These anniversaries provide opportunities for both countries to... Read more →


Pennsauken Resident Michael Suarez, Arrested and Charged with Motel 6 Shooting in Brooklawn

CNBNews graphics file BROOKLAWN, NJ (January 31, 2019)On January 30, 2019, Michael Suarez, 36, of Pennsauken, was arrested and charged in a connection with a shooting that injured a 35-year-old Philadelphia man on January 19, 2019. According to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and officers from the Brooklawn Police Department responded to the Motel 6 located at 801 Crescent Boulevard in Brooklawn just before 12:00 a.m. on January 19, 2019 for a report of a man shot. When police arrived, they located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot... Read more →


Obituary: Anna May (Devereaux) Nocella of Gloucester City

CNBNews graphics file On January 23, 2019, (nee Savill) Age 89. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late James J. Devereaux, Sr. and Ottavio Nocella. Devoted mother of James J. (Claire Marie) Devereaux, Joanne (John) Leafey, George T. Devereaux and Paul E. (Kelly) Devereaux. Beloved grandmother of Meghan (Anthony), Maureen (Jason), James (Amanda), Jamie, Jacqueline (Gary), Johnnie, Michelle, Lisa, Paul, Kaitlyn and Emily. Cherished great-grandmother of 7. Anna May was born, raised and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City. Anna May was a graduate of... Read more →


NJ News Commons: $2M FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION, MURPHY SAYS

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that the Computer Science for All program will award $2 million in grants to 29 high schools — that's 900 or so students total. Newark received $100,000. Math for America also announced a new fellowship for elementary teachers in New Jersey. (TAPinto Newark) LAWMAKERS CHIP AWAY AT BIG BOULDER OF STUDENT DEBT On Monday, the Budget and Appropriations Committee unanimously approved S-3125 and S-3149, two bills designed to help students with NJCLASS loansfind a way out of massive debt and default. The first legislative hearing was in 2016. The Senate is slated to consider the... Read more →


Obituary: Connie A. Ballinghoff, of Runnemede

Connie A. Ballinghoff (nee Hartman), on January 28, 2019, of Runnemede; formerly of the Fairview section of Camden. Age 75. Beloved wife of Ira for 55 years. Devoted mother of Kathleen Fischer (Tod), Michelle Barth (Mike), Tricia Frampton (Brian Obermeier) and Kenny (Colleen). Loving grandmother of Shaun, Kendall, Andrew, Kevin, Elizabeth, Megan, Erin, Katelyn, Kaylee, and Allison and great grandmother of Devin, Donovan, Adilyn, and Esme. Dear sister of Frank Hartman, Bob Hartman, and Terry Poulos. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and her loving companion KC. Connie loved her beach time in Wildwood Crest with her family and friends... Read more →


NJGOP Chairman: Implores Governor Not To Sign Minimum Wage Legislation

On Minimum Wage: Everyone Wants Carve-Outs Because This Works For No One Trenton, NJ (January 31, 2019) – Today, the New Jersey Senate is set to vote on legislation that will create a government mandated $15 minimum wage. During the legislative process, multiple groups and organizations came forward, decried this as bad policy, and pleaded for carve-outs from the $15 an hour government mandated pay rate, all to save their businesses. The growing list of requested exemptions includes youth workers, farm workers, seasonal workers, tipped workers, disabled workers, training wage workers, small business owners, and even local governments. “The business... Read more →


NEW YORKERS KEPT IGNORANT OF ABORTION LAW

"The public was never told that the non-physicians who are allowed to perform abortions include optometrists, chiropractors, dentists, and podiatrists." Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a poll that says New York Catholics support the new abortion law: The media, and now even a polling company, are to blame for keeping New Yorkers ignorant about the new abortion law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Consider the following. In the January 30 edition of the New York Post, there is a news story on the New York State abortion law. "In the most recent Siena... Read more →


First Friday at Cherry Street Pier

February is upon us with Flurries and Fun! There's a lot happening on the Waterfront! Whether you're looking for activities for the kiddos or a night of dancing Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest has you covered. SPECIAL DEAL ALERT: Our February Fun Package featuring a $4 draft beer happy hour and free cabin rentals (limited availability) Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 7pm *excludes Valentine's Day BONUS: Come skate Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 11pm for our open skate. That’s right, no timed sessions, skate as long as you want at Philly’s winter wonderland. See you there! Cherry Street Pier... Read more →


Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound traffic to be shifted into new covered roadway

THIS WEEKEND...Overnight lane closures necessary to implement new pattern (Trenton)(January 31, 2019)-- - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the implementation of new traffic pattern that will shift the Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound into a newly constructed covered roadway as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Beginning at 10 p.m., Saturday, February 2, NJDOT contractor, Conti Enterprises, Inc., is scheduled to close lanes on the Route 42 northbound ramp to I-295 northbound just past Browning Road to allow for restriping and barrier installation to set up the traffic shift. At... Read more →


New Jersey Politics: Sweeney Condemns Veto of Emergency Assistance Bill for the Homeless

Senate President decries veto as ‘a cold act on the coldest day of the year’ Trenton NJ (January 31, 2019)--–Senate President Steve Sweeney today sharply criticized the Governor’s veto of his legislation extending lifetime emergency assistance benefits for the homeless. “This is a cold act on the coldest day of the year,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “Days like this should be a reminder that there are homeless veterans suffering from PTSD, abused mothers with young children, recovering drug addicts and alcoholics who find themselves out on the street and need our help. “The extension of emergency aid eligibility could provide... Read more →


NJBIA: Stormwater Bill is Another Tax on Business

CNBNews graphics files TRENTON, NJ (January 31, 2019)--Legislation authorizing local governments to create authorities to manage stormwater runoff amounts to yet another tax on business, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association said today. The bill would allow municipalities to charge fees on property owners based on the number of their impervious surfaces, such as parking lots and driveways, but does not say how much the fees would be. The measure is scheduled for a vote in the full Assembly today. NJBIA Vice President Tony Bawidamann said many businesses that could be affected by the program are already funding stormwater... Read more →


Cape May Coast Guard members presented DHS Life Saving Award

CAPE MAY, N.J. (January 30, 2019)– Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Dunn and Petty Officer 3rd Class Molly McGill were presented with the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Medical Officer Life Saving Award by Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden, the master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, at Training Center Cape May, Monday. On Feb. 13, 2018, McGill and Dunn were working out at the gym onboard the Training Center when they heard someone calling for help and the alarm sounding for the automated external defibrillator. McGill and Dunn quickly went to the scene to offer assistance. Relying... Read more →


Garden State Equality Condemns Homophobic, Racist Attack Against Empire’s Jussie Smollett

ASBURY PARK, NJ (January 29, 2019)– Garden State Equality (GSE)’s Executive Director Christian Fuscarino issued the following statement in response to news of a violent hate crime against Jussie Smollett last night in Chicago: “We are horrified by the homophobic and racist violent hate crime against Jussie Smollett last night in Chicago. This hatred is unconscionable, and we must combat bigotry wherever it rears its head—whether that’s in our schools, over the dinner table, or from the White House. Every day evil goes unchallenged, those who wish to do harm to people of color or the LGBTQ community become emboldened—and... Read more →


Perdue Foods, LLC Recalls Refrigerated Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets

Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens WASHINGTON, January, 2019 – Perdue Foods, LLC, a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,011 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken nugget products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The RTE chicken nugget items were produced on Jan. 10, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] 12-oz. packages of “PERDUE Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets” with a “USE BY” date of “MAR... Read more →


Essex County Community Activist Awarded Rookie of the Year Award

Maplewood,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) January 29, 2019--Congratulations to Ann Laskowski of Coldwell Banker in Maplewood for being selected to receive the 2019 North Central Jersey Association of Realtors® (NCJAR) “ROOKIE OF THE YEAR” Award. The Rookie of the Year Award is bestowed on a member who has been a Realtor® for two years or less, and displays exemplary work in the business and humanitarian sectors. In her first two years as a Realtor®, Ann sold a total of 16 homes and over $10,000,000 in total volume. She is actively involved with NCJAR serving on the Volunteer Pool committee. She is... Read more →


Virtua Holds Grand Opening for Camden Health & Wellness Center

Camden Cotu, N.J. ---- Hundreds of local residents, dignitaries, and Virtua employees recently celebrated the opening of Virtua’s newest addition to its Camden campus: the Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Camden. “Virtua has long been a mainstay in Camden City, with roots going back more than 130 years,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, Virtua’s president and CEO. “The new Virtua Camden Health & Wellness Center not only continues our service, it expands our commitment to give the people of Camden the best opportunities to live healthy lives.” Instead of a traditional ribbon-cutting, staff and community members passed a glowing... Read more →


NJCGOP: $15 minimum wage = Layoffs, reduced hours, benefit cuts and automation

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON, NJ --“The democrats (and RINO Republicans) in the New Jersey state legislature have done everything they could to hurt the economy and businesses of New Jersey. With uncompetitive business taxes and regulations, they now are adding to the dilemma with a $15 minimum wage,” NJ C-GOP president Paul Danielczyk stated. “Businesses are fleeing New Jersey to business-friendly states, and this legislation will add to that exodus, especially hurting small mom and pop businesses who cannot absorb this increase,” Danielczyk said. “The businesses will resort to layoffs, benefit reductions, cut employee hours, and implement automation. The use... Read more →


Stroudsburg, PA Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Role In Heroin Conspiracy

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that William Young, age 39, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on January 23, 2019 by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to five years’ imprisonment and three years on supervised release for his role in a Monroe County-based conspiracy that was responsible for distributing heroin and cocaine during a three-year time period. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Young previously pleaded guilty to committing the offense between 2012 and 2015. Young admitted to conspiring with others to obtain the drugs from a supplier in... Read more →


Retired Highway Patrol Trooper Sentenced For Lying to FBI about Gambling

WICHITA, KAN. (January 2019)--– A retired highway patrol trooper was sentenced Monday to a year on federal probation for lying to the FBI during an investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita, U.S. Attorney Stephan McAllister said. Michael Frederiksen, 53, Derby, Kan., was convicted in a jury trial in May on one count of making false statements to FBI investigators. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that in 2014, while Frederiksen was still a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper, he was filmed taking part in an illegal cash poker game. On Feb. 23, 2017, he was interviewed by FBI agents investigating illegal gambling... Read more →


Spector Won't Run for Council in Bellmawr

BELLMAWR, NJ (January 30, 2019)--Lobbyist and former Councilman David David Spector Spector won’t run for Council this year in Bellmawr. Spector served in 2015 and lost his re-election in a Democratic Primary. The youngest Councilman in the town’s history since Former Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts was Councilman in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Spector says, “I will not be running for council this year. Many folks have asked, but now is not my time.” I love Bellmawr. Hopefully I will get another opportunity when the timing is right.” source David Spector Read more →


Local 98 Union Boss John ‘Doc’ Dougherty and His Friends Indicted

John Dougherty (photo courtesy of Fox 29) PHILADELPHIA Pa (January 30, 2019)— First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced today that a grand jury returned a 116-count Indictment, charging Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (“Local 98”) Business Manager John Dougherty, Philadelphia City Councilman Robert Henon, Local 98 employees Brian Burrows, Michael Neill, Marita Crawford, Niko Rodriguez, Brian Fiocca, and local business owner Anthony Massa with a multitude of federal crimes, including embezzlement, wire fraud, and public corruption offenses. John Dougherty, 58, of Philadelphia, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to embezzle from... Read more →


Update on Stabbing; Johnny & Guy Gaudreau; Convenience Store Cited; Fire Hydrant Repaired

CORRECTED/UPDATED CNBNews Tips and Snippets William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet UPDATE ON STABBING IN GLOUCESTER CITY-The first degree murder charged filed against Joel Martinez, 18, of Camden, who was arrested in connection with the stabbing that killed Alexander Medina on January 17, 2019 have been reduced, according to the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Further investigation determined it was a crime of passion. As such the charge was reduced to aggravated manslaughter. On January 17 Gloucester City Police responded to the 700 block of Bertwood Avenue in Gloucester City just before 8:00 p.m. to reports of a man who was... Read more →


Woodbury's Corey Grier Arrested on Murder Charges

WOODBURY, NJ (January 30, 2019)--Corey Grier, (DOB 1/9/98), of Woodbury, NJ, was arrested on Monday, January 28, 2019, and charged with first-degree Felony Murder, first-degree Robbery, second-degree Burglary, third-degree Theft, and second-degree Conspiracy to commit Robbery. These charges are stemming from Grier’s involvement in the death of 32-year-old Misael Ruiz Garcia of Woodbury, New Jersey, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles “Chuck” Fiore announced. Grier is being held in Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing. Prosecutor Fiore noted that “this additional arrest is a direct result of intensive investigative work which has been ongoing without pause since the murder of... Read more →