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February 12, 2019

Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions remain in effect on highways in North Jersey

Use caution for slippery and icy roads in North Jersey (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the NJ State Police lifted the commercial vehicle travel restriction at 6 p.m. this evening on Interstate Highways in South Jersey – I-76, I-676, I-195, and I-295. Commercial vehicle travel restrictions remain in place on I-287, I-78, I-80, I-280. State... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever

Story and artwork by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia's Eastern Shore, plowing slowly through the gale-force winds and waves stirred up by a winter storm. An able-bodied seaman relieved the watch and peered forward, noticing for the... Read more →


The Vaping Technology in Medical Use

By Thanush Poulsen (February 12, 2019)--In recent years, vaping has been rapidly gaining popularity. The trend is prominent and controversial, being embraced by some and denounced by others. Nowadays it’s not a mere novelty anymore – it’s a part of a lifestyle, a hobby and a tool to reduce harmful health impacts of smoking. Although it’s still debatable whether vaping... Read more →


CDC Report on Youth E Cigarette and Tobacco Use Rising

Statement from NJDOH Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal “To curb the increasing use of JUUL and other e cigarette products among New Jersey middle and high school students, the Department of Health is investing $7 million in a youth education campaign and “Youth Action Teams” that are developing social media messages to prevent peers from using these addictive products,” said Health... Read more →


PATCO Celebrating 50 Years with 1969 Fares

PATCO to celebrate 50th Anniversary by offering “Flashback Fares” from 1969 during morning rush hours of Friday, 2/15. On February 15, 1969, PATCO made its first trip from Lindenwold, New Jersey, to Center City Philadelphia. To mark PATCO’s 50th anniversary, riders will be able to travel on PATCO and pay the 1969 fares from 6am-11am on February 15. In addition,... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY TELLS AMAZON NJ IS 'OPEN FOR BUSINESS' FOR HQ2

On Friday, ROI-NJ reported that that New Jersey officials have been "courting" Amazon to set up shop in Newark "for some time", even after the company announced it would launch its second headquarters in Queens (and a suburb of Washington, D.C.). “We have reminded the folks there that we are still here,” Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday. “And we... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Releases 2018 EMS Service Results 

(Camden, NJ) –For the third consecutive year, Cooper University Health Care’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the city of Camden has responded to more emergency calls and done so with exceptional response times. Since Cooper EMS began providing service in January 2016, emergency calls have increased by 21 percent. In 2018, Cooper EMS responded within eight minutes 90 percent of... Read more →


Obituary: Catherine “Cathy” Radford of Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill – Age 92. Resident of St. Mary’s Center, went home to be with her Lord on February 7, 2019. Born in Camden, Cathy was the seventh child of nine to the late Rosley “Rose” and John Radford. In addition to her parents, Cathy was predeceased by her brothers: John, Bill, Frank, Joe and Twins, Jerry and Bob; sisters:... Read more →


Deadline Extended for 2019 New Good Neighbor Awards

The deadline for nominating projects for the 59th Annual New Good Neighbor Awards celebrating outstanding development projects has been extended until Feb. 15, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association announced Tuesday. NJBIA membership is not a requirement and anyone can nominate a project, including their own, in one of the following three categories: new construction; renovation/expansion; or community enhancement... Read more →


Obituary: Norman E. Thompson, formerly of Audubon; Harshaw Chemical Employee

Thompson, Norman E., - 86, of Swainton, NJ, passed away February 6, 2019. He was born in Merchantville, NJ to the late Harry and Edith Thompson and lived in Audubon, NJ until retiring to Cape May County. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and later worked for Amspec Chemical (formerly Harshaw Chemical) in Gloucester City, NJ.... Read more →


Camden City, NJ Resident Earns Academic Honors From Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, FL (Grassroots Newswire) Feb. 12, 2019 - Jessica Lugo of Camden (08103) has been named to the Fall 2018 Dean's List at Florida Institute of Technology. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4. Celebrating 60 years of... Read more →


Growing Police Transparency Fight

A coalition of media groups led by the First Amendment Coalition has prevailed in the latest battle in the expanding legal fight over California’s landmark police transparency bill, Senate Bill 1421. On Friday, Judge Charles Treat of the Contra Costa County Superior Court denied a preliminary injunction sought by police unions that would have barred the release of police misconduct... Read more →


German Researchers Discover How Sleep Can Fight an Infection

Source Newsroom: The Rockefeller University Press Credit: Dimitrov et al., 2019 This diagram shows how the effects of Gαs-coupled agonists on T cells can be influenced by sleep or disease. Newswise — Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body’s immune cells to attach to... Read more →


BCASTER DELIVERS MOBILE FAN ENGAGEMENT FOR JOKERIT,LEADING FINNISH ICE HOCKEY TEAM

BCaster Platform Provides Jokerit with Tools to Build Fan Community Through User-Generated Content HELSINKI (February 11, 2019)--– BCaster, developer of an innovative platform for real-time sharing and delivery of photos and videos, today announced that it has engaged with the leading Nordic professional ice hockey team, Helsingin Jokerit, to deliver a suite of mobile user-generated content (UGC) tools to better... Read more →


How Smart Local Business Owners Can Pick Appropriate Web Hosting for their Website

(February 12, 2019)--Business owners in the local area understand that their website is an important part of their marketing and it acts as a sales channel too. Other than visiting their office, it’s the most popular point of contact that customers and potential customer have with their business. Choosing the right web hosting for a business website isn’t easy. Let’s... Read more →


NJ Transportation Executives to Attend Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s2019 Leadership Academy

As the National Conversation Focuses on Transportation Infrastructure, Week-Long Academy to Take Place February 10th-15th in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey-based transportation executives will be joining future transportation industry leaders from across the globe for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s(IBTTA) 2019 Leadership Academy, February 10-15, in Washington, D.C. The three attendees to the 2019 IBTTA Leadership... Read more →


NONPROFIT HR WINS BEST OF STAFFING® TALENT AWARD FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

For Immediate Release Job seekers who work with winning agencies are 1.7 times more likely to be completely satisfied. WASHINGTON, DC – February 12, 2019 – Nonprofit HR, a leading human resources and talent management firm for nonprofits, social sector organizations and social enterprises announced today that they have won ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Talent Award for providing superior service... Read more →


Large Groups of Aliens Continue to Illegally Enter at Antelope Wells; 330 Arrested on Monday

Release Date: February 11, 2019 ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – One minute past midnight on Monday, February 11, 2019, another large group of 330 illegal aliens were taken into custody by Border Patrol Agents working at Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry. This group, like others before, is comprised primarily of Central American families and... Read more →


NEXT TRAIN ARRIVAL TIMES NOW AVAILABLE ON SMARTPHONES THROUGH THE RidePATH APP

Press Release New smartphone access feature follows installation of real-time countdown clocks in 11 of 13 PATH stations; Christopher and 9th streets to be activated by end of the month. PATH riders can now access on their smartphones real-time updates on the next arriving trains. Real-time train arrival information on smartphones means riders have access to this information not only... Read more →


Part Two:

Early History of The City of Gloucester City: Hugg's Tavern and The Marriage of Betsy Ross

originally published 1964 Hugg’s Tavern This relic of Colonial days was recently demolished to make room for a public park on the river front at Gloucester City (New Jersey). It vied in olden times with the Indian King at Haddonfield as a public meeting place but was the center of more happenings because Gloucester was the county seat until 1786.... Read more →


State Police Charge School Bus Driver for Watching Pornography in Front of Children

Shamong Township, N.J.(February 2019)-- - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Franck Lafortune, 64, of Burlington Township, N.J. for allegedly watching pornography in front of children on a school bus. On Monday, February 4, staff members from the Indian Mills Elementary School were notified that two children informed their parents that they observed their school bus driver, Franck Lafortune,... Read more →


Black-Owned Shops, Restaurants, Day Spas & More Boom In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA (FEBRUARY 2019)(CNBNEWSNET)--Philadelphia is rich in Black culture, heritage and history. The tradition carries on in Philly’s array of Black-owned and -operated shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. Need some serious comics? Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. A made-to-measure suit with Super Bowl cred? Damari Savile. Place to spend the night? West Philadelphia’s Philly music-maker-themed Akwabaa Inn.Have a long list of... Read more →


Shelter medicine is on a roll

A new mobile unit for Penn Vet's Shelter Medicine program is getting rolling this spring, bringing state-of-the-art veterinary care into animal shelters and underserved communities. Veterinarians Brittany Watson and Chelsea Reinhard led the program’s efforts. PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 2019)--(CNBNewsnet)--According to the Humane Society of the United States, nationally an estimated 70 million dogs and cats lack a home. Of those,... Read more →


Scammers posing as USPS creating fake change-of-address websites

February 8, 2019 — Scammers are creating fake change-of-address websites posing as the United States Postal Service. Scammers are creating websites that look like the United States Postal Service site while tricking consumers into paying for no service at all. In the majority of these cases, the scammers get away with your money and your address is left unchanged. Chris... Read more →


Philadelphia Drug Dealer Convicted at Trial of Trafficking 1.5 Kilograms of Heroin Laced with Fentanyl into New Jersey

Division of Criminal Justice secures verdict in investigation by NJ State Police & DEA HIDTA Task Force TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Philadelphia drug dealer was convicted at trial today in connection with his arrest in 2017 when the New Jersey State Police seized 1.5 kilograms of heroin laced with the super-potent synthetic opioid fentanyl. Francisco... Read more →