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January 2019

Winslow Police Need Help Identifying a Suspicious Person

SICKLERVILLE, NJ (January 29, 2019)-The Winslow Police Department released the following statement today about a suspicious person in Sicklerville. Today, January 29, 2019, at approximately 7 AM a 15 year old female was walking to her bus stop in the Arbor Meadows Development, off of Williamstown Road in Sicklerville. The female observed a thin black male, approximately 30 years old, with short dread locks and a goatee, wearing a blue “bomber style” jacket, blue work pants and dark work boots walking on Arbor Meadows Drive. The black man was following the female and she eventually noticed him standing behind some... Read more →


Obituary: Emily F. Purdy of Runnemede, 90

Emilia Frantiska (Jurkovic) Purdy of Runnemede July 31, 1928 – January 26, 2019 It is with great sadness that her family announces the sudden passing of Emily Purdy at the age of 90. Emily was the loving mother of Pam Goetz (Joseph), and Scott Purdy (Marilyn). She was grandmother to Kristen Goetz Stevens (Erik), Adriane Goetz, Christopher Goetz, Ryan Purdy (Amber), and Alyson Polidore (Michael). She was the great grandmother of Dane and Brooklyn, and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her newest great grandson Gianni. She was the sister of the late Victor Jurkovic (the late Catherine), and loving... Read more →


Cuomo Demonizes Catholic Church

by Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attacks on the Catholic Church made by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Celebrating the imminent passage of the Child Victims Act, Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out at the Catholic Church again today. Cuomo lamented the repeated failure of the bill to get past the New York Senate, until today. He said, "we were foiled by the conservatives in the Senate." Then he took it back. "I don't even believe it was the moderates in the Senate. I believe it was the conservatives in the... Read more →


WORKERS IMPACTED BY PARTIAL GOVERNMENT  SHUTDOWN CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE

FROM NUTRITIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) is collecting non-perishable food and essential baby items for federal workers impacted by the government shutdown. The drive is being conducted via the fundraising website, YouGiveGoods.com. All items will be distributed at the “Emergency Market” for federal workers. The “Emergency Market” is an outdoor food distribution site in South Philadelphia. NDS is working in collaboration with Share Food Program and Philabundance. Despite the short-term deal to open the government, the market will continue operation every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.... Read more →


Lisa Melroy of Mount Laurel Joins ANE as Director of Accounting and Operations

Lisa Melroy MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., January 29, 2019 – ANE, Agency Network Exchange LLC, has appointed Lisa Melroy of Mount Laurel as Director of Accounting and Operations to consolidate accounting and finance functions, and centralize the company’s business operations. In the last year, ANE added 17 new agencies to the now more than 70-member agency network. “Lisa brings a depth of experience in budgets, forecasts, strategic planning, problem-solving and project management that will be a tremendous asset to the ANE team as we continue to expand in the Mid-Atlantic region,” said John Tiene, CEO, ANE. “All of us at ANE... Read more →


PATCO Reminds Riders to Look Up. Speak Up

Employees handout microfiber cleaning cloths as part of an on-going transit security campaign PATCO staff, along with transit police officers, handed out microfiber cleaning cloths to customers on Thursday, January 10, 2019 to remind riders that transit security is a community effort. The 6”x6” microfiber cloths are highly effective at cleaning eye and sunglasses, as well as mobile phone screens, and help to remind riders to “Look Up. Speak Up.” if they observe suspicious activity while traveling on PATCO. Employees handed out the cloths in PATCO’s New Jersey stations on Thursday (1/10/19) during the morning rush (7am-9am) and in the... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Cuomo's Dream Has Come True

by Bill Donohue The Catholic League Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's abortion bill: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream: it was to unite the races. While that dream remains unfulfilled, much progress has been made, thanks largely to him. Gov. Andrew Cuomo also had a dream: to allow children to be killed in their mother's womb right up until birth by non-physicians. Now his dream has been realized. It is indisputable that in the third trimester the baby is capable of feeling pain, so when the baby has his head punctured... Read more →


Cherry Hill Resident, Jonathan Landay Named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Dean's List

WORCESTER, MA (01/25/2019)-- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Jonathan Landay of Cherry Hill, N.J., a member of the class of 2022 majoring in robotics engineering and mechanical engineering, was named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2018 semester. A total of 1,595 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI's fall 2018 Dean's List. The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean's List by the amount of work completed at the A... Read more →


NJDOT Implementing Business Day Protocol for Today’s Storm

Deploying Incline Package this afternoon in North Jersey (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain today, Tuesday, January 29, which may result in difficult driving conditions, particularly during the evening commute as temperatures drop. NJDOT will be deploying the necessary resources in advance of the storm and is coordinating its response with NJ Transit and the toll road authorities to ensure the best response for New Jerseyans. This afternoon, NJDOT will deploy our... Read more →


Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the U.S. south

CAMDEN City, NJ -- A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern U.S. with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women. Between 2014 and 2017, 33 hospitals enrolled into the CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices) program out of Boston Medical Center’s Center for Health Equity, Education and Research, funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. All birthing hospitals in Greater New Orleans, and 18 in Mississippi, signed up. Breastfeeding initiation at CHAMPS hospitals rose from 66 to 75 percent, and, among African... Read more →


Wilkes University Awards More Than 300 Degrees

WILKES-BARRE, PA (01/23/2019)-- Wilkes University awarded 384 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2018 semester. Theresa Green of Pennsauken, NJ (08110) received a Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing. Dennis Hunter of Merchantville, NJ (08109) received a Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing. Candace Ibrahim of Wrightstown, NJ (08562) received a Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing. Austin Kubin of Chesterfield, NJ (08515) received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. About Wilkes University: Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic... Read more →


Rowan University announces $3+ million in funding for research in Camden

Rowan University has announced the first grants of the Camden Health Research Initiative, a $50 million pledge by the University to fund research in and/or impacting the City of Camden during the next 10 years. Rowan awarded the initial grants, totaling $3.06 million, to faculty working on 24 projects in 16 departments/divisions in the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), School of Osteopathic Medicine, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, College of Science & Mathematics, College of Education, College of Communication & Creative Arts, and Cooper University Health Care. All proposals were externally peer reviewed. The goal of the... Read more →


SURVEY: Parents worried about risks, but still think opioids are best for kids’ pain relief

Newswise — Headlines filled with frightening news of opioid abuse, overdoses and reports that 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years could make any parent worry. Yet parents remain conflicted about opioids: while more than half express concern their child may be at risk for opioid addiction, nearly two-thirds believe opioids are more effective at managing their child’s pain after surgery or a broken bone than non-prescription medication or other alternatives, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists(ASA). “The survey results shed light on the country’s conflicted relationship with and understanding of opioids.... Read more →


Charles “Bud” W. Gallagher, Sr. Past Councilman; Lions Club/Sportsman Member; Korean War Vet

Charles “Bud” W. Gallagher, Sr. Gloucester City - On January 25, 2019. Age 87. Predeceased by his loving wife, Gertrude C. Gallagher (nee Brown); daughter, Linda Gallagher; parents, Frances Zoble Gallagher and Joseph Gallagher and brother, Joseph Gallagher. Loving father of Charles Gallagher, Jr, William Gallagher (Deana), Debbie Saxenmeyer (Jack) and Patti Rodio (Wolf Echevarria) Beloved grandfather of Billy, Kelly, Beau, Kim, Jackie, Jessica, Erin, Randy, Beau, Leah, Kyle, Dean and David and great-grandfather of Danyelle, Jeremy, Bailey, Dalton, Bella, Jade, Beau, Brooks, Jack, Ashley and Mia. Dear brother of Robert Gallagher, David Gallagher (Rosalie), Elizabeth Hass, Dean Gallagher (Marcee),... Read more →


Turkey Permit Lottery Is Open - Apply NOW!

Spring 2019 Lottery Quota Information (pdf, 85kb) The Division's Turkey Restoration Project represents one of the greatest wildlife management success stories in the history of the state. By the mid-1800s, turkeys had disappeared in New Jersey due to habitat changes and killing for food. Division biologists, in cooperation with the NJ Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, reintroduced wild turkeys in 1977 with the release of 22 birds. In 1979 biologists and technicians began to live-trap and re-locate birds to establish populations throughout the state. By 1981 the population was able to support a spring hunting season, and in... Read more →


Philadelphia District Attorney to Begin Enforcing Lost and Stolen Firearms Ordinance

PHILADELPHIA (January 2019) — The Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner was joined by civic and community leaders to announce a new partnership to begin enforcing Philadelphia’s ordinance requiring that individuals report a lost or stolen firearm to law enforcement authorities. This previously unused enforcement mechanism, sponsored by Council President Darrell L. Clarke and former Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, was enacted in 2009 and focuses on gun owners, not guns, as a tool to improve public safety. “I will stand with any elected official who stands up to the NRA,” said Larry Krasner, Philadelphia District Attorney. “This law has been on the books... Read more →


State Board of Medical Examiners Permanently Revokes Licenses of Two Doctors

View Aslam Consent Order View Beecher Consent Order CNBNews graphics file Includes One Doctor Imprisoned for Supplying Opioids to a Criminal Drug Ring TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced today that the state Board of Medical Examiners has permanently revoked the licenses of two physicians as a result of their criminal convictions in unrelated cases. Dr. George Beecher, an ear, nose and throat specialist in Warren, N.J. who conspired to supply a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose opioid painkillers, agreed to surrender his medical licenses for permanent revocation under... Read more →


NJBIA, Member Businesses Continue to Urge Legislature to Reconsider $15 Minimum Wage Bill

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association submitted oral and written testimony opposing the $15 minimum wage bill today to two legislative committees. The testimony included letters from member businesses who spoke of dire consequences for their operations should the bill in its current form become law. In the past week, NJBIA has solicited 3,000 letters from business owners and concerned workers and citizens asking legislators to vote no on A-15/S-15. A small sampling of the letters can be found here. "The responses we have received from the business community have been passionate and it's critical that legislators recognize their... Read more →


NJ Senator Addiego Explains Her Reasons for Switching from Republican to Democrat Party

Statement from Senator Dawn M. Addiego: As gridlock in Washington dominates the news, it has become increasingly clear that in order to effect change you have to be part of the discussion and not on the outside looking in. The people of the 8th District did not elect me to be content in the role of loyal opposition. I have had the opportunity over the course of the last year to work closely with Senate President Sweeney on the Economic and Fiscal Policy Work Group. His tireless work ethic and unparalleled success at delivering for the people of NJ and... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: NJ Senate voting today to make it harder to graduate from high school

This morning, the NJ Senate Budget Committee will vote on legislation (S3381) that would make it more difficult for NJ students to graduate from high school by substantially toughening the standardized testing graduation requirements. Currently, NJ law requires students to take a single 11th grade basic skills test of English and math in order to graduate. S3381 would require students to take however many standardized tests the NJ Department of Education imposes. S3381 also would require those standardized tests to demonstrate "college and career readiness," even though many high school students do not intend to go to college and even... Read more →


NJ News Commons: LAWSUITS CHALLENGE WORKPLACE CONFIDENTIALITY RULE

Katie Brennan isn't the only state employee who wants New Jersey's workplace confidentiality policy scrapped — several other state employees are fighting a similar battle in court. A spokesman for Gov. Phil Murphy said the directive protects the parties' privacy and preserves the integrity of investigations, “including preventing witness intimidation or collusion.” (Wall Street Journal) CAREGIVER SERIES: HIGH FINANCIAL, MENTAL HEALTH RISKS The second in a three-part series on the statewide caregiver crisis tells the story of a rapidly growing group of people who are often overlooked. According to one study, almost 20% of caregivers struggle with moderate to severe... Read more →


Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Announces Educational Workshop onPalliative & Hospice Care

from a Catholic Perspective Marlton, NJ – Via Lucis, the Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice ministry for Catholic patients and families, in collaboration with the Dioceses of Camden and Trenton, will present Now & At the Hour of Our Death on Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Paul’s Parochial School (250 James Street, Burlington). The 12th annual Catholic educational workshop, sponsored by the Diocese of Trenton and St. John of God Community Services, will focus on Addressing Pain and Suffering – exploring how hospice and palliative care can provide pain relief, as well as emotional, spiritual and social support for patients... Read more →


Author and Motivational Speaker Arel Moodie to Visit Area High Schools

Arel Moodie ENDWELL, N.Y. – Visions Federal Credit Union has teamed up with author and motivational speaker Arel Moodie to spread the word about the importance of financial literacy to high school seniors. Moodie has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Yahoo!, PBS, BusinessWeek, and many other national media outlets. Moodie takes his experience over the last 12 years working with hundreds of thousands of students in over 1,000 schools in 48 states and pairs it with research-based strategies to create a highly engaging and impactful one-hour presentation for students. With the help of Visions Federal Credit... Read more →


Convicted Cop Killer Given New Appeals Hearing; Philadelphia DA Is Going to Fight the Decision

PHILADELPHIA PA (January 28, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--Convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been granted a new appeals hearing as a result of a recent Supreme Court ruling, according to CBSNews. Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. He has been granted a new appeals hearing because of a Supreme Court ruling. It says a former Pennsylvania justice who heard his appeal had a potential conflict of interest. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, in a prepared statement, said that his office is going to fight the court's decision. “We respect the trial Court and its independence as... Read more →


Obituary: Nicholas J. Rossi of Runnemede, 87

Nicholas J. Rossi Nicholas J. Rossi, on January 23, 2019, of Runnemede; formerly of the Fairview section of Camden. Age 87. Beloved husband of the late Anna (nee Scott). Devoted father of Richard Rossi (JoAnn), Nicholas Rossi (Paula), Christina Meloni (Garry), Mark Rossi (Louetta), and Keith Rossi. Loving grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 11. Dear brother-in-law of Laura Rossi. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Nicholas enjoyed bowling and woodworking. He was a coach with the RYAA for many years. There will be a viewing from 10:30am to 12 noon Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish,... Read more →


Albert Carino Basketball Club: Unsung Heroes

STEVE MATLACK (LENAPE), BRIAN BURNS (Haddon Township); Kyree Myers (Glassboro), WILLIAM POLLICK (Kingsway), DARNELL DEMBY (Deptford) and SEAN MILLER (Timber Creek) To be honored. Holy Family Coach R. C. Owens featured speaker. The Albert Carino Boys Basketball Club has announced that Unsung Heroes will be the theme of the next meeting Wednesday, February 6th at the Crowne Plaza, Route 70 and Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill starting at 11:30 A.M. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and may be made by calling Jack Mongulla, Vice President/Treasurer (856-461-8800), Bill Thomas (856) 667-2442, Bob DeLambily (856-858-0053) or emailing the Club at basketballclub@comcast.net. Read more →


New $1 Million Grant Program for Non-Profit Community Organizations in City of Camden

Sponsored by The Norcross Family, The Michaels Organization, NFL, and The Cooper Foundation CAMDEN, NJ: 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 Cooper Foundation, today announced the establishment of a new $1 million grant program to benefit City of Camden non-profit community organizations. “Camden is undergoing an unprecedented renaissance, with historic drops in crime across the city and... Read more →


NJ SCHOOL CHILDREN DESIGN CALENDAR WITH STATE FOREST FIRE SERVICE

TO HONOR SMOKEY BEAR'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY (January 27,2019)--) TRENTON - Free calendars designed by New Jersey schoolchildren that highlight the importance of wildfire prevention and celebrate the 75th anniversary of Smokey Bear are available to the public, the Department of Environmental Protection announced. Approximately 200 children from public and private schools across the state submitted entries for a calendar contest with a dual theme of celebrating the 75th anniversary of Smokey Bear and calling attention to the importance of wildfire prevention. Although Smokey's officially recognized anniversary is in August, the traditional start of wildfire season in New Jersey begins in... Read more →


NRA Great American Outdoor Show in PA.

The Biggest names in the Outdoor Industry will be at the Great American Outdoor Show. Don't miss it! With over 200 seminars and demos, including DockDogs and Raptors Up Close, fishing seminars on the Hawg Tank and wild game cooking demos, this show has it all! See the entire lineup of outdoor experts and seminars, and we'll see you at the Great American Outdoor Show! Read more →


Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Obtaining Insurance Payouts

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced that a Pennsylvania man received a three-year prison sentence today for stealing insurance payouts on claims for items purportedly lost or stolen while he was traveling around the country. Robert Cirino, 37, whose last known address was in Reading, Pennsylvania, also must pay more than $27,000 in restitution under a sentence handed down by Superior Court Judge Candido Rodriguez in Union County today. According to charges filed against him in April, Cirino provided fraudulent receipts, invoices and other documents in support of five fraudulent... Read more →


Rowan partners with Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office for internship program

CNBNews graphics file GLASSBORO, NJ --The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Rowan University are teaming up to provide students in the University’s Law & Justice Studies program with a firsthand look at the inner workings of the law and justice system through internships in the prosecutor’s office. Through a Memorandum of Understanding signed recently, Rowan will work with the prosecutor’s office to set forth a more standardized application process for students interested in landing internships in Burlington County. That includes the development of a standardized application form, completed background checks and drug screenings and other requirements. “Currently, we place interns... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: Assembly Committee Enviro Bills Up on Monday

The following legislation will be voted in committee on Monday, January 28, 2018: Capitol Dome, Trenton Assembly Appropriations Committee: Stormwater Utilities A2694 (McKeon) authorizes municipalities, counties, and certain authorities to establish stormwater utilities. The bill also requires the DEP to create a stormwater utility guidance manual to provide guidance to municipalities, counties, and authorities seeking to establish stormwater utilities. “The biggest source of pollution we face is from stormwater runoff. This legislation is an important step forward to help clean up our waterways and protect us from flooding. The bill will allow towns to have a funding mechanism to establish... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s Cherry Hill/Stratford Hospitals Awarded Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

The Joint Commission, in collaboration with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), has recognized Jefferson Health’s Cherry Hill and Stratford hospitals for the first time with the Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Established in 2003, Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded to qualifying Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals for a two-year period. Jefferson Health in New Jersey recently underwent a rigorous onsite review, where Joint Commission experts evaluated Jefferson’s compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. Both the Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and... Read more →


PATCO Updated Elevator Systems

Elevator Installations Multimillion dollar project will make all PATCO stations fully accessible Budget: $32 million Design phase: Completed Construction phase: Fall 2017 Contractor: A.P. Construction Duration: 48 months Completion date: Fall 2022 Upon completion, all 13 PATCO stations will be fully accessible to individuals with disabilities and those using wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles. Stations receiving elevators: Haddonfield Collingswood Westmont Ashland Camden City Hall 12/13th & Locust Street The project will take place in three phases. The Haddonfield and Collingswood stations will be targeted in the first phase, followed by the Westmont and Ashland stations in the second phase and the... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': My Favorite Bar

Dawn Watson | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 28, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--I have a favorite bar, my place to go after work or for a Saturday afternoon. I meet friends there, eat there sometimes, and generally act foolish, then follow it up with a coffee chaser. And it’s close enough that I can walk home. When I enter I usually pause dramatically and say, “Let’s get this party started!” If it’s early in the afternoon the regular patrons answer appropriately. If it’s later, only the bartenders respond; the unfamiliar patrons study their beers and hope nobody starts a fight. I flirt... Read more →


Old and New Create “Nationals” History in Detroit

Former champions Hayes Jenkins, Carol Heiss, Nancy Heiss and Wedge Jones find a moment to reminisce about the Detroit Skating Club and Michigan State University. By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Contributor DETROIT-- The skaters refer to the event with one word, “Nationals” and work up to showcasing here with quite reverence and resolve. Co-hosted by the Detroit Skating Club and the Detroit Sports Commission, the United States Figure Skating Association presented their annual championships at the fabulous Little Caesars Arena. They had standing room crowds. The U.S. Championships, held since 1914, are the nation’s most coveted figure skating crown in... Read more →


Nia Franklin Miss America 2019 Thanks Atlantic City Community Leaders 

Nia Franklin Miss America 2019 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 24, 2019) – Nia Franklin Miss America 2019 visited with key members of the Atlantic City community Thursday afternoon. Franklin’s first stop was to the Atlantic City Police Department where she greeted and thanked the ACPD for their ongoing commitment to keeping the Atlantic City community safe. Franklin took a tour of the facilities and even had a chance to visit the “control room” where ACPD prepares for and monitors the famous “Show Me Your Shoes” Parade. “I am so grateful for the work these men and women do! From the... Read more →


How Can Small- to Medium-Sized Philadelphia Enterprises Make Their Presence Known in 2019?

(January 28, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--The economy of the United States has experienced a boom in recent years. Whether you wish to attribute this momentum to the actions of the Trump presidency or to the cyclical nature of the markets as a whole. there is no doubt that the small business climate is currently quite favorable. However, we are all aware that there is no guarantee in terms of what tomorrow may hold. Even those Philadelphia businesses which have experienced a great deal of success in the recent past need to plan ahead for what may be lurking around the corner. Due to... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 14-20

Reminder for the week: Deer hunting seasons ending DOVER (Jan. 25, 2019) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 14-20 made 1,242 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 43 citations. Officers responded to 35 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area... Read more →


Things You May Have Missed at GTPD

GTPD Community Bulletin: GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (January 27, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--Monday, January 21, The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) celebrated Martin Luther King Day. The frigid weather postponed activities for MLK Day of Service until Saturday and they still had a great turn out! Tuesday The GTPD warned residents and seniors about the current trend of “distraction burglaries”. If you observe suspicious activity, call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500 or call our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777.... Read more →


Pennsylvania Game Officials Remove Bear Family

POTTER COUNTY, PA (January 2019)--An adult female bear with a history of activity in and around Galeton, located in Potter County, chose to den against a house, which is not necessarily a problem. In fact, two years ago this same site was used by a hibernating bear, most likely the same one as this year, without incident. However, this year the bear had caused sufficient damage to the exterior wall, enough that repairs were needed. Further, the residence is in the process of changing ownership, and with the bear’s history of activity in town, the decision was made to move... Read more →


ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS TAKE PART IN THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

The National Catholic Schools Week Theme: “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed” The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 27, 2019 – February 2, 2019. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the Christ-centered, faith-based education that students receive in the 119 elementary, 17 secondary, and 4 special education schools in the five-county metropolitan area comprising the Archdiocese. The national theme for Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK KEYSTONE EVENT OVER 450 CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN DAYLONG SERVICE EVENT IN CELEBRATION OF... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Fishing Report Jan. 23

By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources January 23, 2019 John Mullican spent a brisk January day fly fishing on the Savage River, and takes one last look at a beautiful brook trout before releasing it. Photo by John Mullican. Maryland is home to a relatively small fish that inhabits only streams with the best water quality. It’s a beautifully colored fish called the brook trout, Maryland’s only native trout. He is feisty, guarding his territory during the fall breeding season. Anyone who has caught and handled a brook trout or seen one holding in a stream often feels... Read more →


Little League® Graduates Spotlight 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class

January 22, 2019 In addition to Montoursville-native and Little League® International Board of Directors member, Mike Mussina, and his fellow Little League Hall of Excellence enshrine and New York Yankees teammate, Mariano Rivera, three other Little League graduates spotlight the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame Class, which was officially announced on January 22. In total, five of the six inductees in this year’s Hall of Fame Class began their career in the Little League program. This year’s Class of 2019 that got their start as Little Leaguers, as voted on by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, includes: Mike... Read more →


Statement from Governor Murphy on Federal Shutdown 

“I’m pleased to see the President finally end his shutdown, allow our federal government to reopen, and pay our federal employees the salaries they are owed. But it’s impossible to understand why he insisted on the damage done the last five weeks. Over 800,000 federal workers, including thousands right here in New Jersey, were forced to go a month without a paycheck, pushing so many working families into desperation. They deserve better, and I hope the President understands how destructive it is to play politics with people’s lives.” Read more →


Fact check: Did taxes on Murphy’s mansion get cut in half in 2018?

New Jersey 101.5 decided to check out Murphy's tax bill because the curious Zillow CNBNews graphics file listing was being shared online. It caught the attention of a reader who asked us to look into it. Considering that tax bills in the state on average edged up by 0.9 percent last year, a nearly 50 percent drop in the governor's 6-acre Navesink waterfront abode would certainly raise questions. According to Middletown Tax Collector Judith Vassallo, the 2018 figure that Zillow used appears to be the amount billed for the August and November tax quarters last year. We reached out to... Read more →


New Mexico Man Wanted for Failing to Report to Pretrial Services Now Charged in Double Murder

January 23, 2019 usbailreform New Mexico Albuquerque, NM - James Alex Chavez, 32, has been charged with two counts of murder after an investigation into a shooting incident at a 24-hour Circle K gas station. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Chavez was loitering at a 24-hour Circle K gas station and causing problems early in the morning of Jan. 14 when the assistant manager’s brother and a friend dropped by the gas station. The two men were helping the store manager escort Chavez off the property when, police say, Chavez pulled a gun and opened fire, killing Lopez and Ronquillo.... Read more →


Obituary: Edith Antonini of New Jersey

Edith was born on April 9, 1926 and passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Edith was a resident of New Jersey at the time of passing. Viewing, today, Sunday, January 27, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Mahaffey-Milano Funeral Home 11 E. Kings Highway Mount Ephraim, NJ, and on January 28, 2019 from 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Annunciation BVM Church 601 W Browning Rd Bellmawr followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Annunciation BVM Church 601 W Browning Rd Bellmawr, NJ, US, 08031 Mass of Christian Burial begins. JAN 28.... Read more →