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February 2019

Utz Quality Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Bachman® Twist Pretzels

The expiration date code may be found on the front, upper right corner of the bag. (Photo: Business Wire) February 25, 2019 09:15 PM Eastern Standard Time HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC., is voluntarily recalling a specific expiration date code of Bachman® 10 oz Twist Pretzel packages due to undeclared milk. This recall was initiated after reviewing production records which identified a small number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of a... Read more →


DiMaso reacts to the Murphy administration’s nepotistic hiring practices

CNBNewsnet | February 26, 2019 TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso criticized the Schools Development Authority’s firing of 26 veteran employees and hiring of 38 new people, many of whom have personal relationships with Gov. Phil Murphy’s top staff. “The Schools Development Authority under the Murphy Administration has had enough problems even before these nepotistic hiring practices came to light,” said DiMaso (R-Monmouth). “Hiring employees with connections but no skills is not the way to run an agency responsible for managing almost $11 billion in... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Steve Hinkle of Sullivan County, Tennessee

Sergeant Steve Hinkle Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 2019 SULLIVAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE--(February 26, 2019)-(CNBNewsnet)-Sergeant Steve Hinkle succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier at 3606 Highway 11W. Deputies had responded to the residence to conduct a welfare check on an occupant. As they approached the home the occupant opened fire on them, causing them to seek cover. As the deputies attempted to establish communication with the man he opened fire a second time, striking Sergeant Hinkle during the... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Coast Guard cutter seizes $44 million in cocaine, now home in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday after a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While deployed, the Dependable crew aided Joint Interagency Task Force South in conducting counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations. During their patrol, the Dependable’s boarding team intercepted a go-fast vessel off the coast of Mexico that was specially fitted to smuggle contraband. Once on scene, the boarding team confirmed that the vessel was carrying illicit narcotics along with... Read more →


NJ News Commons: CLEANING HOUSE: STATE'S HIRES AGAIN RAISE EYEBROWS

The Schools Development Authority has been embroiled in scandal since Albert Avarez resigned his post as chief of staff amid sexual assault allegations.In August, Lizette Delgado-Polanco took on the role of CEO in August. The authority has hired 38 people since then (full list here). Their salaries — which are paid by taxpayers — total $3.3 million per year. "It is clear," Dustin Racioppiwrites, "that the restructuring has benefited those close to Delgado-Polanco and her family while veterans of the authority were fired." (NorthJersey.com) NJ... Read more →


Mount Laurel Woman Recognized for 3,000 Volunteer Hours at Samaritan Healthcare/Hospice

Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recognized long-time volunteer Fran Shinn of Mount Laurel, NJ for 3,000 hours of volunteer time at its Winterfest celebration – an annual event that acknowledges employees and volunteers for their service milestones and dedication to the not-for-profit organization. Fran, 83, started volunteering for Samaritan in 2005 as an administrative volunteer in the development department and lending a hand at Samaritan’s annual golf tournament. Now, she assists the volunteer department by spending a few hours each week inputting volunteer... Read more →


Route 47 Bridge over I-295 to have temporary lane closure with alternating traffic

One lane on Route 47 in both directions will remain open during the next stage (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced one lane on the Route 47 Bridge over I-295 will be closed with alternating traffic tomorrow in order to establish a long-term traffic shift as bridge replacement project between Westville and Deptford in Gloucester County advances. Beginning at 9 a.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27 until 3 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, South State., will close one lane of the bridge and... Read more →


COUNCILMAN JOHNSON’S STATEMENT ON SERIAL SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA — February 25, 2019 — Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District) issued the following statement in response to reports of at least eight attempted sexual assaults in South Philadelphia over the last two months: “Women in South Philadelphia should not have to be stressed over their safety when leaving or returning to their homes alone, and locking their doors in fear at night, because a serial predator has not been caught. “I urge everyone to be cautious and look out for your community while we... Read more →


Measles Outbreak What You Should Know

Measles, a disease that was considered eliminated in this country in 2000, is making an unwanted return that is all over the news. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 101 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states so far this year. Measles has been reported in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington. The American Red Cross has been involved in a worldwide battle against measles for years. Since 2001, the... Read more →


Early Morning Appliance Fire Displaces Family

Today, February 26, at approximately 0026 hours, Gloucester Twp. Police Communications received a 911 call from a resident on Sherri Lane, advising his house was on fire and filling with smoke. Gloucester Twp. Police Units arrived shortly after the call with firefighters to find a moderate amount of smoke coming from the structure. The dwelling was occupied at the time the fire was discovered and all of the occupants evacuated safely prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. Firefighters from Erial, Pine Hill, Lambs Terrace,... Read more →


Jefferson Health – NJ Hosts Fundraising Gala; Earth, Wind & Fire Wow Over 900 Guests

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 26, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--More than 900 supporters of Jefferson Health in New Jersey and the Kennedy Health Care Foundation enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the organization’s 23rd annual fundraising Gala, held at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The February 23rd black-tie event raised close to $900,000 to benefit the Men’s Health Initiative. Alexandria Hoff, co-anchor of CBS3’s Eyewitness News, served as emcee for the evening’s festivities, and entertainment was provided by legendary R&B group, Earth, Wind & Fire.... Read more →


Three Men Charged with Armed Robbery Spree Spanning Multiple Counties in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – Three Union County, New Jersey, men have been charged with robbing liquor CNBNEWS GRAPHICS FILE stores at gunpoint in November 2018, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Paul Jimenez, 29, Jaime Fontanez, 41, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 28, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, are all charged by complaint with one count of conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery and one count of using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. Jimenez is also charged with five substantive counts of Hobbs Act robbery... Read more →


Philadelphia Announces Inaugural Neighborhood Slow Zone Program Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Today, Mayor Kenney announced Fairhill and Willard Elementary School as the two communities to have their traffic calming proposals funded under the Vision Zero Neighborhood Slow Zone Program. The Neighborhood Slow Zone Program is a new program that supports the City’s Vision Zero goal introduced by the Mayor in October 2016 to eliminate traffic fatalities. Responding to Philadelphia residents’ common concerns about speeding on their neighborhood streets, the program expands residents’ traffic calming options from single-block solutions to entire zones of residential streets.... Read more →


Postcard from 1966 finally delivered to intended recipient in Kansas

February 22, 2019 — (KSNW) A postcard that’s been lost in the mail for over half a century will finally return to its rightful owner, thanks to a local mail carrier. Last month Marilyn Foster came across a postcard with a five cent stamp dated April 1966. The 53-year-old message was addressed to three sisters, Josie, Ruth and Connie Laird. Foster said she recognized the names of the sisters because they went to school with her. She also recognized the name of the person who... Read more →


13 Top Spots for Water Ice in Philly

Not Italian Ice. Not Shaved Ice. Definitely Not A Snow Cone. The moment the winter breaks and the mercury begins to rise, Philadelphians of all persuasions look in one direction for chilly relief: a cup of water ice, one of the region’s most cherished warm-weather traditions. This beyond-cool confection, traditionally a combination of ice, fruit and sweeteners blended to a smooth consistency, is scooped in all manner of settings. The Philadelphia tradition lives on via vibrant community of entrepreneurial street vendors, mom-and-pop shops and family-owned... Read more →


Pennsylvania Promises Swift Legal Action against Trump Administration’s Title X Gag Rule

Press Release HHS Jeopardizes Pennsylvanians’ Healthcare by Moving Forward with Plan to Undermine the Nation’s Only Program Dedicated to Family Planning HARRISBURG, PA — Today, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro unequivocally denounced the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to move forward with its proposed Title X “gag rule” regulation, Compliance with Statutory Program Integrity Requirements. This regulation jeopardizes the healthcare of Pennsylvanians by denying access to comprehensive family planning services and unduly burdens Pennsylvania’s healthcare providers. “Pennsylvanians deserve and depend on... Read more →


Philadelphia Gang Member Convicted by Jury of Murder and Additional Drugs and Firearms Crimes

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Bryant Calloway a/k/a “Bigs,” 32, of Philadelphia, was convicted today by a jury of one count of murder. He was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base; one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; one count of maintaining a house for drug distribution (and doing so within 1,000 feet of a playground); and one count... Read more →


ONCE AGAIN ASSEMBLYWOMAN DECROCE ASK MURPHY TO AUDIT EDUCATION FUNDING

(TRENTON, NJ) February 25, 2019--Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce is again asking Gov. Phil Murphy to authorize an audit of education funding in New Jersey as way to root out waste and provide tax relief for homeowners and renters. “I appreciate that the governor ordered an audit of the Economic Development Agency and an audit of NJ Transit – and those audits were helpful — but neither of them will help the state deal with its number one problem, which is property taxes,” said DeCroce. “The key... Read more →


Three Sentenced in Public Corruption Case

State Legislator, Coal Executive, and Lawyer Schemed to Stop Environmental Enforcement Actions in Alabama An Alabama legislator who was bribed by a corporation to represent the company’s interests—instead of his constituents’—is now serving prison time, and the two men who paid him will be serving time as well. Former state representative Oliver Robinson, Jr., 58, agreed to a community outreach contract with a law firm that represented Drummond Company, Inc., a Birmingham, Alabama-based coal company. The contract paid Robinson $375,00 over two years. While the... Read more →


Winslow Township to Honor POW's and MIA's

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 25, 2019)--The Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Winslow will unveil a commemorative chair honoring American prisoners of war (POW) and soldiers missing in action (MIA). The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 beginning 7:00 pm in the Winslow Township Municipal Building, 125 S. Route 73, Braddock, NJ. The Governing Body will celebrate veterans across this great country and honored their brothers and sisters who have yet to make it home. This commemorative chair will be... Read more →


Dear supporters, friends, and those interested in the Republican Party of Pennsylvania

As we are in the heart of local Republican committees holding annual Lincoln Day Dinners, I was excited to once again be traveling around our great Commonwealth, visiting with local committees, and spreading the Republican message. Our message is truly one of liberty, holding true to our founding documents, and creating a better America for all people. While celebrating Presidents Day and Lincoln Day dinners, it is important to remember what our country and our Party were founded on: respect for freedom, liberty, and the... Read more →


The man who saved the GI Bill

BY: Jeff Stoffer | The American Legion Nearly 75 years ago, on a stormy night in southern Georgia, U.S. Rep. John S. Gibson was rushed by a police motorcycle escort from his hometown of Douglas to Jacksonville, Fla., where a plane awaited him. He flew off to Washington, D.C., arriving just in time to cast his vote to break the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act out of a conference committee deadlock on June 10, 1944, the final day the lawmakers would meet about it. That dramatic overnight... Read more →


New Jersey Department of Health Reports Third Pediatric Flu Death

TRENTON, NJ (February 25, 2019)--A third New Jersey child has died from influenza complications this season, Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal announced today. The infant from northern New Jersey died in late January and had several underlying conditions. The child was not able to be vaccinated for medical reasons. In order to protect patient privacy, the Department will not be releasing additional information. “I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of this young child,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. “There is... Read more →


NJ News Commons: NJ SENATE PASSES DONOR DISCLOSURE 'DARK MONEY' BILL

On Thursday, the Senate passed 'dark money' legislation that would require any 501(c)(4) group donating more than $3,000 — and individuals contributing over $10,000 — to reveal themselves, and formally disclose their identities. New Direction New Jersey, for example, spent around $500,000 to promote Gov. Phil Murphy's policy agenda. It's hotly-contested legislation: the ACLU has threatened a lawsuit on free speech grounds. It was fast-tracked by Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney in January. Now, it moves to the Assembly. (NJTV News) MONMOUTH COUNTY: $7.5M TO FIX... Read more →


Angela Barnshaw of Cherry Hill Named as Chair of 2019 Garbage Bag Gala Committee

The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden Announces Annual Fashion Show to be held May 16th at the Marian House, Cherry Hill Angela Barnshaw (Camden, NJ – February 25, 2019) – The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden recently named Angela Barnshaw of Cherry Hill as the committee chair for its 4th Annual Garbage Bag Gala Fashion Show, which will be held on May 16 at the Marian House in Cherry Hill. The Garbage Bag Gala is an annual fashion... Read more →


“Right to Counsel for Low-Income Tenants”

PRESENTED BY THE Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2019 Chancellor’s Forum Recent Report Recommends $3.5 Million Annual Investment to Provide Legal Counsel for Low-Income Tenants at Risk of Eviction PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Bar Association, the oldest association of lawyers in the United States, announced today that this year’s first annual 2019 Chancellor’s Forum will bring together Philadelphia city leaders for a discussion centered around, “Right to Counsel for Low-Income Tenants.” After commissioning an in-depth report, Economic Return on Investment of Providing Counsel in Philadelphia Eviction... Read more →


Obituary: Abraxas Joy of Lindenwold, age 32

Lindenwold – passed away at home on February 21, 2019, at the age of 32. Cherished daughter of Steven T. “Clem” Clementi and Elizabeth “Lisa” Crist. Beloved granddaughter of Dorothy Crist and also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Catholic funeral service 1 PM in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu... Read more →


Local CENTURY 21 Sales Affiliates Receive 2018 Quality Service Pinnacle Award

Sewell, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) February 25, 2019 -- Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized the following sales affiliates with the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. These affiliates provide their clients with knowledge and advice related to their real estate transaction and offers them confidence during what may be the most significant purchase of a lifetime. "The Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award is an integral part of our brand’s commitment to excellence and recognizes their dedication to making each and every client interaction... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS:

Camden County Warriors Public Safety Ice Hockey Team Wins Nashville Hero's Cup

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 25, 2019)--THE Gloucester Township Police Department would like to congratulate the Camden County Warriors Public Safety Ice Hockey Team who won the Nashville Hero's Cup this weekend! They would especially like to give "A Big Shoutout" to Sergeant Paul Fisher and Sergeant Bryan Bonawitz from Gloucester Township Police Department and Gloucester Township Fire Department Captain Frank Reiss from the Fire Department. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


PORT AUTHORITY TO COMMEMORATE 26TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1993 WTC BOMBING

The Port Authority will commemorate the 26th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing on Tuesday, February 26, with a solemn tribute to the six victims and an unborn child who lost their lives during the attack. As has it been tradition every year since the attack, there will be a solemn tribute of a Catholic Mass at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Lower Manhattan at 10:30 a.m. in memory of those who died. Following the Mass, a brief ceremony and moment of... Read more →


Seven Reasons Why Cyber Security is So Vital

Cyber security requires you to protect your computer system from hackers and attacks of any kind. You must learn how to protect your data and network through encryption, anti-virus programs, firewalls, VPNs and much more. While there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself, what is the reason that you need to do this in the first place? Cyber-attacks can happen to anyone, and it’s not only limited to businesses. Given that you never know when one may occur, you should... Read more →


(7)Early History of The City of Gloucester City: Gingham Mills, Iron Works, Shad, Race Track

Gingham Mills The Gloucester Gingham Mills having organized in 1872 under a charter from the Legislature of New Jersey, forthwith set about (under the able management of Mr. Philip H. Fowler, as superintendent) discarding its obsolete machinery and enlarging its walls for the most improved machinery of the day. It had (1875) in operation, 7,146 spindles and 262 looms employing 275 operatives in the manufacture of ginghams, cheviots, and dress goods. David S. Brown was also President of this company, Philip H. Fowler became Superintendent... Read more →


OPINION: WHERE IS THE PUBLIC OUTCRY?

Senior Citizen image courtesy of Jean Norton William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet UPDATED/CORRECTED Gloucester City mayor and council passed an ordinance on second reading Feb. 21, 2019 to exceed the municipal budget limit up to 3.5 percent over the previous year's appropriations. The amount of the increase is $580,696. As such Gloucester City residents can expect their municipal taxes will go up once again. You can also expect that more people will have to abandon their homes because they can't afford to live here... Read more →


NJ Congressman Bill Pascrell Comments on Ongoing Trade Negotiations With China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement in advance of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s testimony before the committee next week on trade negotiations with China. “With the March 1 deadline rapidly approaching, I am eager to hear from Ambassador Lighthizer on the administration’s negotiations with China. I am encouraged by signs of progress, but remain concerned that the President will accept a quick offer of procurement of... Read more →


Two Individuals Charged with Attempted Robbery of Smithgall’s Pharmacy in Lancaster, PA

Eastern District of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA, PA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Brandon Galette, 24, of Harrisburg, PA, and Andrew Garrett, 24, of Steelton, PA, were CNBNews graphics file charged today by Indictment with one count of attempted robbery which interferes with interstate commerce and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Galette is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The Indictment charges Galette and... Read more →