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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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 –... 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... Read more →


UA Students from NJ Participate in Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Conference

TUSCALOOSA, AL (03/28/2019)-- Nearly 500 students at The University of Alabama highlighted their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on March 27. Among the participants and presentations were: Camille Howarth of Egg Harbor Township, NJ (08234). Presentation: "Perceived vs. Actual Alcohol Use At The University... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA DIOCESE CATHOLIC HOUSING/COMMUNITY SERVICES RECEIVES GRANT

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... Read more →


2019 COUNTRY DOCTOR OF THE YEAR “HOLDS THE FORT” IN WESTERN FRONTIER TOWN

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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Wolf: Brother of the Dog

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Dogs possess the inherent qualities of pack animals. That is, if it’s true that they are descended from wolves, and wolves travel in packs then dogs too, are pack animals. It is upon this basis that Brother of the Wolf, LLC was founded. According to DNA research coyote... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


NJ FIRST STATE IN NATION TO OFFER ONLINE PURCHASE OF STATE PARKS PASSES

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


NJ News Commons: WHISTLEBLOWER' EXEC BLASTS CHRISTIE-ERA TAX BREAKS

Patch's massive write-up of the "ongoing financial fiasco" resulting from over a decade of state-approved corporate tax incentives — $11 billion over 14 years, according to a key State Comptroller's report — begins with a Thursday task force meeting in Trenton, where activists alleged that former Gov. Chris Christie's administration "pressured... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

Kayleen Snyder named to Dean's List at Paul Smith's College PAUL SMITHS, NY (03/25/2019)-- Kayleen Snyder of Corbin City has been named to the Dean's List at Paul Smith's College for the fall 2018 semester. Snyder, majoring in Environmental Science, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this... Read more →


NJ Residents Initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA (03/27/2019)-- The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Angela DiGaetano of Medford, New Jersey was initiated at Widener University. Robert Erianne of Rosenhayn, New Jersey was initiated at Widener University.... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Opening Day of Trout Season Saturday, March 30

written by Keith Lockwood Maryland Fishing Report – March 27 Photo by Joe Evans The traditional opening day of trout season is this coming Saturday, March 30. Anticipation is always high for any opening day, and Maryland’s put-and-take trout fishermen will be out all across the state. Forecast Summary: March 27... Read more →


CNB Business News:

From Custom Builder to Pro Fisherman

NEW HOLLAND, PA. – Greg DiPalma is living every guy’s dream. After a long run in the construction industry, he’s swapped his tool belt for a fishing rod. The Millville, N.J. native, who spent 16 years working side-by-side with his father at E D Builders, has just completed his first professional... Read more →


East Orange Man Charged With Money Laundering

NEWARK, N.J. – An East Orange, New Jersey, man was charged today with conspiring to transact in criminal proceeds involving $2.36 million in funds obtained through a business email scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Samora Patterson, 40, is charged by complaint with one count of conspiring to transact in criminal... Read more →


New Jersey Senate Advances Bill Package to Combat Surge in Foreclosures  

Trenton – Legislation from the foreclosure bill package sponsored by Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Chair Troy Singleton, Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, and Senator Steve Oroho, which would tackle the surge in foreclosures and streamline the pending cases, advanced from the Senate. The impetus of these bills stems from the... Read more →


Former Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli to Headline North Jersey Rough Riders Fundraiser

Former New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli will headline The North Jersey Rough Riders Society annual spring fundraiser on April 3 at the Park Savoy in Florham Park. The NJRRS fundraiser this year will honor local sheriff and legislative candidates and feature Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, who is seeking... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →


NEW JERSEY FAMILY ANNOUNCES NEW JERSEY’S BEST TOWNS FOR FAMILIES 2019

Montgomery in Somerset County is our #1 ranked town SUMMIT, NJ, March 28, 2019 – Today, New Jersey Family, the essential source for NJ parents, announced New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families 2019. Now in its fourth year, the list ranks New Jersey towns through the lens of how family friendly... 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... Read more →


Plant Hire Services: An In-Depth Look

Plant hire services is a relatively new industry developed in western countries. Although most of the first companies that ventured into renting out equipment for various sectors were family-owned, there are a few large companies that operate internationally and have annual revenue of almost 1 billion Euros. Out of 100 large... Read more →


NJBIA Calls for More Savings, Less Spending and No Tax Increases in FY 2020 State Budget

New Jersey Business and Industry Association Vice President of Government Affairs Andrew Musick called for less state spending and no tax increases in his testimony on the FY 2020 State Budget before the Senate Budget Committee this morning. While noting savings through changes to government employee health benefits and other efficiencies... Read more →


Documentary Play to be Performed at Rutgers, Examines Minors Sentenced to Life in Prison

File:Rutgers Newark Law and Justice Building Newark, NJ— A thought-provoking documentary play that examines the lives of minors sentenced to life behind bars will be performed at Rutgers University-Newark at the Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington Street on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. The play, Life, Death,... Read more →


Cherry Hill National Guard Soldier Retires from Military Service

LATHAM, NY (03/26/2019)-- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard, marking their end of service to community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Andrew Pencle from... Read more →