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March 2019

UPDATE: Unified Command responds to reports of tar balls and sheen off coast of Rockaway, NY

Click on images to download high-resolution version. NEW YORK — Members of the Unified Command for Goethals Oil Spill continue responding to a report of sheening and tar balls received Saturday from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC). During shoreline assessments conducted Sunday afternoon, members of the Unified Command Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) teams located a 400-yard by two-feet band of tar balls at Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways. The Unified Command intends to deploy crews proficient in the cleanup of the tar balls on Monday when the tide is favorable to clean-up any impacted... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic and Gloucester High Baseball/Softball News

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 1, 2019)--Gloucester Catholic baseball is ranked number three by the Courier Post in their top 15 teams in South Jersey. Coming in at Number one is Bishop Eustace Prep followed by St. Augustine. Gloucester Catholic will play Salem today, Monday, at the Joe Barth Field, Browning Road, Brooklawn. First pitch 3:45PM Gloucester Catholic Baseball 2018 South Jersey Non-Public B Champions ( file photo) South Jersey baseball preseason Mean 15 ranking 3. Gloucester Catholic (20-8):The two-time defending Non-Public B state championsreturn another talented roster this year that will be a favorite to capture a third consecutive crown.... Read more →

April 2019 Camden County History Alliance Events

APRIL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Click each link below to open the event flyers, or scroll down to view all events. April 1: "Walt Whitman in the Civil War" at The Center at Camden County College April 2: "In Search of the Underground Railroad: Connecting People, Places, and Things" at Rutgers University-Camden April 3-May 8: Introduction to Historic Interiors Historic Preservation Course at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Humanities April 3-17: "Middle East: New Perspectives" Lectures at the Center at Camden County College April 6: Vietnam War Living History Day on the Battleship New Jersey April 7: "Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung... Read more →

State Laws Ban Surprise Medical Bills. She Got One for $227K And Fought Back

Debbie and Larry Moehnke of Washougal, Wash., faced bills of nearly $227,000, even after insurance, when she suffered a heart attack and spent a month at Portland’s Oregon Health & Science University hospital last summer. (Michael Hanson for KHN) This story also ran on Time. This story can be republished for free (details). By JoNel Aleccia MARCH 22, 2019 The first surprise was the massive heart attack, which struck as Debbie Moehnke waited in a Vancouver, Wash., medical clinic last summer. “She had an appointment because her feet were swollen real bad,” said Larry Moehnke, her husband. “But she got... Read more →

Pennsylvania Republicans: Joe Pittman Running for Sen. Don White's Seat

As we continue to work toward the May 21st primary election and the dates for Special Elections, we had another meeting of conferees. This one was to select a nominee in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 41st Senatorial District. By unanimous acclamation, the conferees from Butler, Indiana, Armstrong, and Westmoreland counties nominated Joe Pittman to run in the election to replace Sen. Don White, who retired earlier this year. While we work to help Joe get elected on May 21st, we are also working to put together a strong volunteer effort to help Raja win in the 37th Senatorial District... Read more →

Mount Holly PD 44th Anniversary Memorial Held

Recognizing Fallen Officers Donald Aleshire, William Wurst and John Holmes MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Members of the Mount Holly Police Department held its 44th annual memorial ceremony recognizing a fateful day in Mt. Holly’s history and the lives of three fallen officers. The memorial commemorates the ultimate sacrifice that was made by Donald Aleshire, William Wurst and John Holmes. On March 28, 1975, two police officers died and one officer was wounded and paralyzed at the hands of a sniper on Garden Street. Officer Donald Aleshire of the Mount Holly Police Department and Officer William Wurst of the Hainesport Police... Read more →

AG Grewal Files First State Lawsuit Against “Ghost Gun” Company

for Offering Untraceable Guns in NJ AG Grewal Sues U.S. Patriot Armory After Vendor Sold Ghost Gun to Undercover NJ Investigator; Announces 15 Ghost Gun Companies Now Blocking NJ Sales After Receiving Cease-and-Desist Letters click on an image to enlarge U.S. Patriot Armory Verified Complaint I Company Compliance Examples TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today filed suit against a “ghost gun” company that allegedly sold an assault firearms kit online to an undercover state investigator. This marks the first such lawsuit against a ghost gun distributor. “Ghost guns” are partially-assembled firearms sold with the parts needed to create... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 18-24 

Reminder for the week: Time to purchase your 2019 Delaware fishing license DOVER (March 29, 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 March 18-24 made 1,037 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 48 citations. Officers responded to 34 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Honors Top Local Volunteers

Two employees selected from hundreds who volunteered more than 21,000 hours to support South Jersey organizations MAYS LANDING, N.J. (March 28, 2019) – Atlantic City Electric honored two top volunteers with the company’s Volunteer of the Year Award, recognition for employees who go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities through volunteerism. As part of this recognition, two local nonprofits are receiving $500 contributions in honor of the winners. “We consider it our responsibility and privilege to help enhance the quality of life for people in the communities where we live, work, and serve,” said Gary Stockbridge,... Read more →

PATCO celebrates 50 years of service with customer appreciation events

PATCO celebrates 50 years of service with customer appreciation events all year long. Events will be held every month at various train stations in New Jersey and Philadelphia. During this month's event, which took place on March 26, riders had the opportunity to spin a prize wheel and win items such as a $50 FREEDOM Card, free one-way and round-trip tickets, and much more. Rita's Water Ice and P.J. Whelihan's food truck were also present giving away free food for the celebration! The next event is scheduled to take place at Collingswood Station on Tuesday, April 16th from 3pm-6pm. Dates... Read more →

Reports of tar balls and oil sheen off coast of Rockaway

NEW YORK— The U.S. Coast Guard, along with partner agencies, are responding to reports of oil sheen and tar balls, on the ocean side of Coney Island and Long Island, from Norton Point to Atlantic Beach, Saturday. Responders are assessing both shoreline and waterway impact, and investigating to determine the source and cause of the condition, including a possible connection to Thursday’s fuel-oil leak involving the motor vessel Dublin Express in the Arthur Kill waterway. The Dublin Express suffered a 15-inch hole in one of its fuel tanks prior to arriving to New York. The damaged tank has the capacity... Read more →

South Jersey Arts Fest at Appel Farm kicks off the summer with a jam-packed weekend 

Immersive visual and performing arts workshops; and earthy, rootsy, countrified, soul-filled, rockin’ music presented by Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus on June 1 & 2, 2019. (Elmer, NJ – March 29, 2019) South Jersey Arts Fest at Appel Farm will be held on our campus in Elmer, NJ on Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2019. This immersive arts festival will be experiential, hands-on, diverse and is designed to attract new and returning visitors of all ages to Appel Farm for a day of community, music, wine and food, and art-making in celebration of the culture-rich South Jersey... Read more →


TO HELP SENIOR CITIZENS APPLY FOR SNAP BENEFITS Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) has received a $30,000 grant through a partnership with Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) to help eligible senior citizens enroll in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The grant, made possible by the Walmart Foundation, will support outreach and enrollment assistance by CHCS. CHCS continues to provide application assistance to senior citizens aged 60 and older who earn less than $2,024 per month, through their In-Home Support Program in South Philadelphia, Senior Community Centers, Parish Outreach Sites, and Affordable Senior... Read more →


Dr. Daniel Dahle Serves an Area Larger Than Five States (Above) Dr. Daniel Dahle with patients, click to enlarge DALLAS, TX – Serving an area larger than five states and a community 45 miles from the nearest traffic light, Dr. Daniel Dahle is the medical version of a hero in a Clint Eastwood western, keeping the local citizens safe not with six shooters but with over three decades of medical expertise and an unflinching commitment to personalized care. For his exceptional record of compassion and service, Dr. Dahle has been named 2019 Country Doctor of the Year. Presented by Staff... Read more →

JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 41(March 31, 2019) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →

Senator Menendez Invites Public to Rally to Save Affordable Care Act

You're invited to join me for a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act at Jersey City Medical Center on Monday, April 1st, at 11:30 AM. In light of the recent move by the Trump Administration to challenge the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in the courts, threatening to strip coverage from millions of Americans, I'm leading a rally to save our healthcare alongside New Jerseyans who would be directly affected if the ACA were to be overturned. What’s at stake? Coverage for those with pre-existing conditions Elimination of lifetime caps Coverage of essential health benefits such as... Read more →

NJBIA Statement on NJ Higher Education Plan 

NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka, Esq. issued the following statement about the state higher education plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy and Higher Education Secretary Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis. Siekerka joined Murphy and Ellis at the news conference at Rutgers University-Newark where the plan was discussed. "New Jersey needs a strategic plan for post-secondary education, and today marks a milestone in setting one. NJBIA greatly appreciates the work of the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and Governor Murphy to design a long-term, appropriately funded higher education plan designed to keep and attract millennials in state and... Read more →

Father and Son Plead Guilty to Defrauding Investors of Millions of Dollars

George Bussanich Sr. and George Bussanich Jr. face state prison sentences George Bussanich Jr. Wilma Bussanich George Bussanich Sr. TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a father and son have pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of millions of dollars through two successive scams involving sales of bogus investments. After defrauding 26 investors in the first scam, the father and son agreed to pay $5.5 million, including $4 million in investor restitution, to settle a suit filed by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities, but they then proceeded to defraud 15 of the same investors of $3 million in... Read more →

BrightView Landscapes and National Park Service Join Forces to Improve Independence Park

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and BrightView Landscapes LLC, the nation’s leading commercial landscaping services company, today announced a plan to make significant improvements to the grounds of one of America’s most treasured and historic sites, Independence National Historical Park (INHP) in Philadelphia, Pa. BrightView, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., is donating landscape rehabilitation work to INHP, including the complete replacement of sod in the park’s most visited section, Block One of Independence Mall, bounded by the Liberty Bell Center on South Sixth Street and Independence Hall on Chestnut Street. Work is scheduled to begin today and likely... Read more →

Attorney General Grewal Announces Takedown Of Major Fentanyl And Heroin Mill In Hudson County

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced arrests of three men in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in Harrison, N.J., that distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 227 overdoses, including 84 deaths. Approximately 32,500 individual doses and four kilos of fentanyl and heroin were seized in the investigation. The arrests were made in an ongoing investigation by the New Jersey State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force and the Division of Criminal Justice. They were assisted by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Drug... Read more →

Discover the Fun and Happiness of Summer Stage

Does your child enjoy music, dancing and the magic of putting on a show? Or, perhaps, show an interest in creating films? Then, Mainstage Center for the Arts’ Summer Stage performing and visual arts camp is the place for them. Discover the opportunities at the Summer Stage Open House, Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 pm, Mainstage Center for the Arts, 27 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ. At Summer Stage, hundreds of children from throughout southern New Jersey embark on magical adventures – sharing smiles while they sing, gaining confidence as they learn their lines, and making friends while they perfect... Read more →

Social Media Contest for HS Students in New Jersey

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ is inviting high school students to submit an original social media campaign showing why it is important to protect wildlife in New Jersey. The contest gives students the chance to win scholarships and other prize along with the opportunity to showcase their talent, creativity, and love of nature. The contest helps to develop students’ experience in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and their project management skills. CWF invites high school students from across the state to submit an original social media campaign showing why it is important to protect wildlife in New... Read more →

Join the Annual Philly Spring Cleanup on April 6

The annual Philly Spring Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 6! It’s the largest citywide cleanup of the year, and we need your help to make it a success. Registering your project Why register your project? We’ll list it on the official Philly Spring Cleanup website so that volunteers can find it and sign up to support it. Plus we’ll assist in planning, collect trash and recyclables from your cleanup, and provide these supplies: Trash bags Rakes Gloves Shovels Brooms Register by Friday, March 22! Directions: Click here to complete the application online. Log in to the site. If... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: It's Time to Move on from the Collusion Myth

I recently wrote an op-Ed that was published in PennLive where I stand up for President Trump and call out the Democrats for spending two years and $25 million of taxpayer money for the most character-assassinating witch hunt in American Presidential history. Here is a portion that gets right to the point of why I am writing: Our nation’s unemployment rate is at 3.8 percent, there are more jobs open than there are people to fill them, we are working with other countries to make trade deals better for our country, more Americans have money in the pockets because of... Read more →


TRENTON - New Jersey will be the first state in the nation to sell annual state parks passes through a public lands pass website, giving visitors the opportunity to save gas, time and money by avoiding daily walk-in costs and parking fees, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. The online purchase program through YourPassNow takes effect on Monday, April 1 and stems from an existing partnership between the DEP's Division of Parks and Forestry and the New Jersey Division of NICUSA Inc. YourPassNow is a digital marketplace that makes it easy and convenient for visitors to... Read more →

Widener U Recognizes NJ High School Students for Leadership and Civic Contributions

CHESTER, PA (03/27/2019)-- Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize the 2019 winners of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards. In its eighth year, the program recognized 163 students from high schools throughout the region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools. The honorees include: Courtney Gaston of Galloway, NJ, 08205. Gaston attends Absegami High School and has made a difference by leading by example as an academic... Read more →

Ocean City Resident Paul Kline Sentence to Prison for Murder

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief of Detectives Paul Skill announce the sentencing of Paul Kline to 19 years in New Jersey State Prison. On July 22, 2017, Paul Kline, a 49 year old resident of Ocean City, NJ was charged with death of Denise Weber, also from Ocean City. On February 1, 2019, Kline pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter, a crime of the 1st degree. On March 27, 2019, Kline was sentenced to 19 years in New Jersey State Prison under the Early Release Act and five years of... Read more →

Clean Up of Arthur Kill Waterway Oil Spill Continues

NEW YORK – Unified Command members continue their response to an oil spill that occurred on the Arthur Kill waterway Thursday afternoon when a hole was detected in the hull of the Hapag-Lloyd container ship “Dublin Express” during unloading operations in the Global Marine New York Container Terminal. Fuel escaped from the approximately 15 square inch opening. The hole was sealed during the evening which stopped any further discharge. In addition, containment booms were promptly set out to prevent any additional spreading of the oil and to proactively protect nearby nature reserves. Hapag-Lloyd, the vessel owner, is pleased to be... Read more →

Route 322 business closure Saturday; Detour necessary for Raccoon Creek Bridge project

Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that a two-week detour would be implemented on Route 322 Business/North Main Street, allowing for the Raccoon Creek Bridge replacement and pavement rehabilitation project to advance in Harrison, Gloucester County. Beginning at 11 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 30 and remaining in place for the next fourteen days, NJDOT’s contractor, PKF Mark III, Inc. will close and detour Route 322 Business/North Main Street at Mullica Hill Bypass (Route 322 Bypass), on the north side of the bridge, and at Mullica Hill Road on the south side of the Bridge. At... Read more →

Border Patrol Agents Interdict 33 Pounds of Marijuana in Upstate New York

Ogdensburg, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen involved in transporting approximately 33 pounds of marijuana near Ogdensburg on Saturday, March 25. In a separate incident, Border Patrol agents seized 58 pounds of marijuana on Thursday, March 21. U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 33 pounds of marijuana on Saturday On Saturday, March 25, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Ogdensburg Border Patrol Station observed a suspicious vehicle traveling west on State Highway 37. The vehicle pulled into a gas station in Ogdensburg and the driver began pumping gas into the vehicle. Agents approached the driver to speak... Read more →

25 Law Enforcement Officials In Awards Ceremony For Outstanding Efforts In Fighting Crime

U.S. Attorney’s Office Honors Middle District of Pennsylvania Harrisburg PA (March 27, 2019)– The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that U.S. Attorney David J. Freed presented awards on Friday, March 22, 2019, to members of law enforcement agencies for their outstanding efforts in fighting crime. “Cooperation among federal, state and local law enforcement is a key component in our mission to reduce crime and protect law-abiding citizens throughout the Middle District of Pennsylvania,” said U.S. Attorney Freed. “We are pleased and proud to recognize our colleagues who stand out for their bravery, dedication and... Read more →

Camden High Basketball Legend Victor Carstarphen Running for City Council in Ward 2

(Camden, NJ) - Today Camden City Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran, Camden City Democratic Committee Co-Chairs Council President Curtis Jenkins and Councilman Angel Fuentes, Camden County Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson, State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, and Assemblyman William Spearman announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Camden High basketball legend Victor Carstarphen, 49, to run for City Council in Ward 2. Incumbent Councilman Brian K. Coleman will not seek re-election to the City Council but he also proudly endorsed Carstarphen and will remain an integral part of the organization. “We couldn’t be more pleased to support Coach Vic Carstarphen for City Council,” said Camden... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Officer Injured In Crash On Atlantic City Expressway

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--On March 28, 2019 at approximately 12:07 AM, multiple Gloucester Township Police Officers were dispatched to assist the New Jersey State Police with a Motor Vehicle Crash on the Atlantic City Expressway westbound near Exit 41. While assisting with traffic control, an occupied marked Gloucester Township Police vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle traveling Westbound on the Atlantic City Expressway near mile marker 41. The police vehicle was stationary with its emergency lights activated. A Gloucester Township Police Officer was in the driver's seat of the police vehicle at the time of the impact. The... Read more →

Volunteers needed for DNREC-sponsored28th annual Christina River Cleanup April 6 

NEW CASTLE COUNTY (March 27, 2019) – DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin encourages volunteers to sign up for the Department-sponsored 28th annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup along the river and several tributaries from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 6, at 13 sites throughout northern New Castle County. “Clearing debris from the Christina River Watershed not only improves the landscape for residents and visitors to enjoy, it improves the health and quality of the river and its tributaries, the primary sources of public water supply for New Castle County residents and businesses. The work these volunteers do is important, and we thank... Read more →

Obituary: Patrick A. Traenkner, of Runnemede; Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War,

Patrick A. Traenkner, on March 25, 2019, of Runnemede, formerly of Philadelphia and Bellmawr. Age 76. Beloved husband of the late Elaine (nee Dodds). Devoted father of Mildred Traenkner and her husband Eric Holloway, Michelle Traenkner and Gale Osborne and her husband Jack. Loving grandfather of Amanzio Gatti. Dear brother of Thomas Traenkner and his wife Joan and the late Joseph and Albert Traenkner. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Traenkner was a Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was a diesel mechanic. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and a Master Carpenter. Mr. Traenkner... Read more →

Philadelphia Union Forward David Accam Named MLS Player of the Week

David Accam. Philadelphia Union. Forward Ghanaian scores two goals, adds one assist in Union victory over Columbus, captures league honor for Week Four CHESTER, Pa. (March 25, 2019) – Philadelphia Union announced today that forward David Accam was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week Four of the 2019 MLS regular season. With two goals and one assist, Accam led the Union to a 3-0 victory over Columbus Crew SC at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday, March 23. The performance was an emotional one for the Ghanaian, as it came shortly after the passing of his... Read more →

DAER Nightclub Announces Alesso & Zedd as Memorial Day Weekend Lineup

Atlantic City, N.J. (March 27, 2019) – DAER Nightclub inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that award-winning artists Alesso and Zedd are set to headline the club on Memorial Day Weekend for an unforgettable nightlife experience. Grammy-nominated producer Alesso will take the stage on Saturday, May 25 followed by Grammy Award and iHeart Radio Dance Song of the Year winner, Zedd on Sunday, May 26. Zedd is kicking off a three-date residency at DAER Nightclub where additional 2019 dates will be announced in the near future. The weekend will also feature DJ Ikon, well-known Las Vegas... Read more →

South Jersey Gas Announces Game On Grant Program Winners

FOLSOM, N.J., March 27, 2019 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE: SJI), today announced the winners of its annual Game On Grant Program. Twenty grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to help provide critical support to local community-centered children's athletic programs, leagues, clubs and recreational program. “It’s our privilege to provide financial support to help reinforce the incredible efforts of the many volunteers in our community who give their time and talents to these children’s sports programs,” said Dave Robbins, president, South Jersey Gas. “Our customers and employees live, work and play in... Read more →

Delaware's Annual Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Contests April 4

DOVER (March 26, 2019) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites wildlife art enthusiasts, stamp and print collectors, waterfowl hunters, birdwatchers, wetland conservationists, working retriever fans, and anglers to gather at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 4 for the judging of Delaware’s annual Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp contests, which will be held at the Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901. Following the competition, entries will be on display at DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building from April 15-26. Sponsored by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, the annual waterfowl stamp contest draws... Read more →

38-Year-Old Tameka Lawson, of Mt. Laurel, Pleads Guilty to Crash that Killed Husband

MT. LAUREL, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Mount Laurel woman has pled guilty to causing the death of her husband in late 2017 after the car she was driving left the roadway, struck a utility pole and overturned in a wooded area in Delran. Tameka Lawson, 38, entered a guilty plea Monday to one count of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree) as well as to a motor vehicle summons for Driving While Intoxicated. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Lawson will be sentenced to 7 years in New Jersey state prison in exchange for admitting guilt, and... Read more →

27-Year-Old Mount Laurel Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of Son

WILLINGBORO, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Gregory Rucker announced that a 27-year-old Mount Laurel man was charged today with causing the death of his 4-year-old son and injuring the boy’s twin brother during an automobile crash in Willingboro earlier this year. Ossie Thomas was charged with one count of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree), Assault by Auto (Third Degree), Driving While Suspended and Causing a Fatal Accident (Third Degree) and Driving While Suspended and Causing Bodily Injury (Fourth Degree). Thomas faces a first appearance... Read more →

The Melissa Virus: An $80 Million Cyber Crime in 1999 Foreshadowed Modern Threats

source: Department of Justice Two decades ago, computer viruses—and public awareness of the tricks used to unleash them—were still relatively new notions to many Americans. One attack would change that in a significant way. In late March 1999, a programmer named David Lee Smith hijacked an America Online (AOL) account and used it to post a file on an Internet newsgroup named “” The posting promised dozens of free passwords to fee-based websites with adult content. When users took the bait, downloading the document and then opening it with Microsoft Word, a virus was unleashed on their computers. On March... Read more →

Obituary: Rose M.  Millett of National Park, 71

On March 25, 2019. Age 71. (nee Densten) Of National Park. Beloved wife of the late Dennis Millett. Survived by her son Bruce Ponto and granddaughter Lilli Ponto. At Rose’s request, there will be no services and cremation is private. Please send sympathy cards to Bruce and Lilli Ponto: c/o McCann-Healey Funeral Home: P.O. Box 1071, Bellmawr, NJ 08099. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Rose Millett . Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142. | March 26, 2019 Read more →

Archbishop Chaput, to Celebrate Annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Honoring the gifts of persons with disabilities, the Deaf Community, family, friends, and caregivers Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities. It is offered for the intention of persons with disabilities, the deaf community, their family, friends, and caregivers. Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:30 a.m. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Saint Raymond of Penafort Praise and Gospel Choir will provide the liturgical music. A piano concert... Read more →

Two Indiana Men Plead Guilty To Armed Robbery Of Scranton Pharmacy

Middle District of Pennsylvania SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Coreon House, age 21, and Rashad Coleman, age 25, both of Indianapolis, Indiana, pleaded guilty on March 20, 2019, before United States District Court Senior Judge James M. Munley to armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in Scranton. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, House and Coleman admitted to the armed robbery of a pharmacy and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, filed as a result of the armed robbery of the CVS Pharmacy, located... Read more →

Obituary: Mary G Havens, of Gloucester City, 92

On March 12, 2019, (nee Gibison), known to most people as Aunt Mare, was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ, died at the age 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Milton P. Havens, Sr. and the late Ed Bennett. She is survived by her loving stepson Milton P. Havens, Jr. (Rita) and her dear sister Janet Gall (Aug). She is also survived by her grandchildren Mark (Andrea) and Craig, great grandchildren Mika and Beck, her niece Lorrie, nephew Gus (Lynne) and great nieces and nephew Emily, Matthew and Madilynne. Mary had worked as a payroll clerk... Read more →

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Honors Julie Weitzmanfor 20 Years of Service 

Marlton, N.J. – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recently honored Julie Weitzman, lead development coordinator, Cherry Hill resident, for 20 years of service to the organization to the not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization at this year’s Winterfest celebration – an annual event recognizing employees and volunteers for their service milestones and dedication to the not-for-profit organization. “Julie brings great skill and passion to her position as our lead development coordinator,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, president and CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. “She dedicates long hours preparing for Samaritan’s events, ensuring that each one is not only successful but also... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Arrest Intoxicated Driver For Causing A Crash With Serious Injuries

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 26, 2019)On Monday, March 25, 2019 at approximately 7:17pm Gloucester Township Police were dispatched to Blackwood Clementon Road, in front of Highland High School, for a motor vehicle crash involving injuries and entrapment. Arriving officers determined the crash involved three vehicles with three occupants sustaining injuries. One of the occupants was determined to be suffering from serious injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Gloucester Township Fire and EMS arrived to extricate the seriously injured occupant from the vehicle and provide medical treatment with the assistance of Virtua ALS. The occupant was then flown via medial helicopter to... Read more →

Comcast Spectacor and Cordish Announce $50 Million, Next-Generation Esports Arena i

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies today announced plans for a $50 million, next-generation esports and entertainment venue in the heart of the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Adjacent to Xfinity Live!, the first-of-its-kind venue will seat up to 3,500 guests and stand as the largest new-construction, purpose-built esports arena in the Western Hemisphere. Its primary tenant, the Philadelphia Fusion esports franchise, is one of 20 international teams competing in the Overwatch League. In addition to serving as a premiere destination for competitive gaming events, Fusion Arena will also host a variety of live entertainment programming and experiences. “We’re thrilled to... Read more →