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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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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)... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... Read more →


Nominations Open for 2019 New Good Neighbor Awards

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association and New Jersey Business magazine are seeking nominations for the 59th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards, honoring outstanding economic development projects in New Jersey. "New Good Neighbor Awards recognize the visionary architects, builders and financing professionals who turn exciting ideas into reality and make New Jersey a better... Read more →


U.S. Combats Child Marriage Abroad, Grants Thousands of Spousal Visas for Immigrant Kids

WASHINGTON, DC January 30, 2019--While the U.S. government advances policies to prevent child marriage in foreign countries it approves thousands of petitions filed by Americans seeking spouse or fiancé visas for children born abroad. In the last decade more than 8,500 petitions for spousal entry into the U.S. involved minors, according to government figures included... Read more →


Rutgers University–Camden Celebrates Black History Month; Free, Public Events

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 30, 2019)--– Rutgers University–Camden will host a series of free, public events throughout February in honor of Black History Month. This year’s theme is “400 Years: Mapping the Hidden Traumas, Triumphs, and Trajectories of Black Life.” The first Africans to arrive in what is now the United States were brought as... Read more →


Arctic Temperatures; New Jersey American Water Emphasizes Need to Guard Against Frozen Pipes

CNBNews graphics file January 29, 2019 01:23 PM Eastern Standard Time VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With polar-like conditions predicted to bring frigid air to the region this week, New Jersey American Water is urging homeowners to act now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. “Sub-freezing temperatures for an extended period can cause pipes in vulnerable areas... Read more →


Officials Seek Person of Interest Allegedly Involved in a Sexual Assault on PATCO Speed-line

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 30, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual pictured below regarding the sexual assault of a 22-year-old female that occurred on the PATCO speed-line on January 27, 2019, at approximately 4:00 a.m. between the Collingswood Station and... Read more →


Delaware announces Notice of Conciliation and Penalty Assessment Order for MEDAL Air Liquide

DOVER, DELAWARE(Jan. 29, 2019) – DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has issued a Notice of Conciliation and Administrative Penalty Assessment Order to MEDAL Air Liquide to resolve compliance issues with state regulations governing air pollution at the company’s Delaware facility. The order for MEDAL Air Liquide calls for a cash penalty of $80,000, and an... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

Cedarville University Student Named to Dean's Honor List CEDARVILLE, OH (01/29/2019)-- The following area Cedarville University students were named to Dean's Honor List for Fall 2018. In order to be named to the Dean's Honor List, students need to maintain a 3.75 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours. Erin Florer of Cape... Read more →


Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine Available at Rite Aid Pharmacies in Washington State and Oregon

CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)(January 29, 2019)--With an increase in measles cases being reported in the region, Rite Aid announced today that Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccinations are available upon request at Rite Aid pharmacies in Washington state and Oregon. No appointment is necessary and vaccinations from a Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacist are available during normal pharmacy... Read more →


Governor Wolfe: “My Clean Slate” Program Introduced to Help Navigate New Law

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by representatives of Community Legal Services, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Center for American Progress, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, legislators, and various stakeholder and advocacy groups at the PA CareerLink Harrisburg Region to announce a program aimed at making it easier to navigate Pennsylvania’s new... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: Assembly and Senate Preview: Enviro Bills Up on Thursday  

The following bills are up in the New Jersey Senate on Thursday, January 31st: S2505(Oroho)"Vegetation Management Response Act"; concerns vegetation management related to electric public utility infrastructure. “We oppose this legislation. The bill is too broad and gives utilities too much power without proper oversight.The legislation allows for open season on important vegetation that could... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: LYNDHURST SCHOOLS $4.5 MILLION IN DEBT

The Lyndhurst school district has a $4.5 million deficit — and once it accepts a loan, it's going to have to pay back the state over the next ten years. An independent auditor revealed the extent of the damage at a Board of Education meeting on Monday (e.g. a lack of purchase orders). (The Record)... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Hating Winter!

Image courtesy of Pinterest Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor “I can’t stand winter,” said Herb Collins, who had dropped in at the Mule Barn’s philosophy counter for a quick cup. “There’s nothing to do.” “Get out and enjoy it,” suggested Doc. “Go skiing. Go ice fishing. Build a snowman. Do something. Then you’ll feel better.”... Read more →


Rancocas Valley Regional HS Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Student

Alexandra Reiner BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ(January 29, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Police Chief Richard Spitler announced that a Rancocas Valley Regional High School Teacher was charged tonight with having sex late last year with a male student who attends the school. Alexandra Reiner, 30, of Eastampton, was charged with Sexual Assault... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

Area Students Named to Frostburg State University Dean's List FROSTBURG, MD (01/28/2019)-- The following students from the area have been named to the dean's list at Frostburg State University in recognition of outstanding academic achievement for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible, a student must undertake a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn... Read more →


MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to 27 Years’ Imprisonment for Murder on Long Island

M-13 Gang Tattoo, CNBNews file photo 16 Year-Old Victim Marked For Death Due to Suspected Ties to Rival L-Block Gang Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, William Castellanos, also known as “Dizzy” and “Satanico,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13, a violent transnational criminal organization, was sentenced... Read more →


Camden County Police will Read to Camden City Kindergartens Today

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 30,2019)--Officers of the Camden County Police Department will read to Camden City kindergarteners as part of the department’s Bookmates program. “Part of the Camden County Police Department’s mission is to form lifelong bonds with the people of this community, and its vitally important that our officers begin that positive engagement with... Read more →


Westville's Zoe Price Part of "Three Tall Women" Production

L-R: Rachel Leben, Emma Faunce, and Julissa Garcia rehearse for the upcoming Elmira College Theatre performance of Three Tall Women. ELMIRA, NY (01/28/2019)-- Zoe Price, of Westville, NJ, is part of the next production presented by Elmira College Theatre, which continues its 2018-2019 season with Three Tall Women. Performances are scheduled February 8 and 9... Read more →


West Deptford's Kolby Green Named to University of Massachusetts Lowell Dean's List

LOWELL, Mass. (Grassroots Newswire) Jan. 29 - Kolby Green of West Deptford, N.J., has been recognized for achieving academic distinction at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Green, majoring in civil engineering, was named to the dean's list at UMass Lowell for the fall 2018 semester. To qualify for the dean's list at UMass Lowell, a... Read more →


Food Bank of South Jersey Launches Emergency Food Fund

90 cents of every dollar designated for program support PENNSAUKEN, NJ – An extreme surge in direct food requests during the temporary federal government shutdown has prompted The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) to launch an Emergency Food Fund. In addition to helping FBSJ respond to unforeseen disasters, including incidents like the shutdown; the... Read more →


Rutgers Master Gardener Course of Camden County; Must Register by January 31

Do you want to increase your knowledge of the garden? Are you a novice gardener who wants to learn more? The Rutgers Master Gardener Course is offered from February 5, 2019 through April, 9:00 am until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The last day to register is January 31. This science-based course is presented at... Read more →


The Norcross Family, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation Announce a New $1 Million Grant Program for Non-Profit Community Organizations in City of Camden

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 29, 2019): George E. Norcross, III, the Executive Chairman of Conner Strong & Buckelew and chairman of Cooper University Heath Care (CUHC), John J. O’Donnell, the Chief Executive Officer of The Michaels Organization, Sidney Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of NFI, and Susan Bass Levin, the President and CEO of The... Read more →


Cumberland County Stops PFOA Dumping on NJ

A New Jersey landfill in Cumberland County Improvement Authority decided not to accept 4,500 tons of PFAS contaminated soil from the former Naval Air Station at Willow Grove in Pennsylvania. Before the decision was made, there were many health and environmental concerns with dumping the contaminated soil in a New Jersey landfill such as leaking... Read more →


Governor Wolf Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration, Notes Recent Progress

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed the fourth renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration and noted recent successes in the ongoing fight against the epidemic. “I am again renewing the 90-day opioid disaster declaration, the best current means we have to maintain a concerted effort focused on fighting this scourge on our... Read more →


FIVE MONTHS UNTIL GRADUATION, PARCC STILL UNCERTAIN

The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) bill (S-3381) was scheduled to appear before the budget committee on Monday, but that didn't happen. The Legislature held it: a stay was issued, because the plaintiffs and the Department of Education asked for more time to respond to the case. But at this... Read more →


Armed Robbery of Maple Shade 7-11 Today; Can You Identify this Person? (see videos/still photos)

MAPLE SHADE NJ (January 29, 2019)--Maple Shade Police requests your assistance in identifying the male depicted in these pictures and linked videos The male committed an armed robbery of the 7-11 today, January 29, at approximately 3:00AM, and may be linked to other area incidents. The male is believed to be white with a medium... Read more →