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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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 place to live and do business," said NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka. "This competition showcases the best of the best who invest in communities, create jobs, and improve lives."... 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 in a Senate Homeland Security report (How the U.S. Immigration System Encourages Child Marriages) released this month. In an overwhelming number of the cases girls were the younger party and... 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 slaves to Point Comfort, Va., 400 years ago, in August 1619. These events will be held at various locations in the Campus Center, located on Third Street, between Cooper Street... 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 to freeze or burst, resulting in costly damage,” said New Jersey American Water Vice President of Operations Thomas Shroba. “Making the necessary preparations for these conditions and learning how to... 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 the Lindenwold Station. The individual was seen getting out of a black pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet with black rims, also shown below, after being dropped off at the Westmont... 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 additional $4,000 as cost recovery reimbursement to DNREC associated with the Department’s investigation. MEDAL Air Liquide owns and operates a plant in Newport, Del. that produces semi-permeable hollow fiber polymeric... 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 May Court House, NJ was named to Dean's Honor List Victoria Gahman of Marlton, NJ was named to Dean's Honor List Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio is... 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 business hours. A state of emergency has been declared in Washington in response to a measles outbreak that, according to the state’s Department of Health, includes 31 confirmed cases in... 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 Clean Slate law. “Clean Slate is an incredibly important piece of my administration’s commitment to helping formerly incarcerated or arrested individuals get their lives back on track,” Governor Wolf said... 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 harm environmentally sensitive areas. Vegetation removal can result in increased erosion and sedimentation, increased flooding and pollution in our waterways, and destruction of wildlife habitat. The bill will allow utilities... Read more →