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March 2019

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 police... 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 equipment rental companies, forty operate in European countries. The UK is one of the countries in the world with a high concentration of plant hire services. What led to the fast growth of the industry? The industry as a whole owes rapid growth to the following reasons: The range of... 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 in the proposed budget, Musick also relayed the need for the state to engage in structural reforms that comprehensively address underfunded pensions and rising health benefit costs to address New Jersey's ever-increasing, long-term debt obligations. "An NJBIA analysis finds the pension liability and postemployment benefit obligation has grown to over... 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, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison, was written by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg. Based on actual interviews, it features true stories of men who were sentenced to life in prison for crimes they committed as teenagers. After the performance, there will be a panel discussion of the themes raised in... 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 Cherry Hill, N.J. and assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Mobile Command Post - Operational Detachment) retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after some 27 years of military service. Pencle first entered the military in December 1992. "A full military career is a major achievement in... 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 them... Read more →


GHS Distinguished Alumni Nominee Deadline Friday; NJ Property and School Taxes to Increase

CNBNews Tips and Snippets: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 28, 2019)--The deadline for submitting your nomination for the Gloucester City High School (GHS) Distinguished Hall of Fame is tomorrow, Friday, March 29. A link to the the nominating form is here. RELATED: WE NOMINATE JIM NICHOLSON James D. Nicholson, A Man Who Lived a Fascinating Life Remembering Lt. Col. Jim Nicholson From the school's website: Each Spring, Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School recognizes distinguished alumni who exemplify our motto of Partnership, Performance and Pride. All of our honorees have led lives of purpose and have given... Read more →


*The Wild Wild West at Ballys Presents The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival

At the height of the craft beer industry rise,The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival stands unwavering as not only the first, but the epitome of East Coast beverage extravaganzas. The history of unprecedented character, expansive participation and unrivaled entertainment has earned The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival a consistent spot in the top three Best Beer Festivals in the country voted by USA Today readers. Fan favorites and new surprises will once again fill the Atlantic City Convention Center in hoppy vibes March 29th through March 30th. ​The Good Time Tricycle Productions team works year-round to compile some of... Read more →


4th Paterson Police Officer Charged With Conspiracy To Violate Civil Rights

NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson police officer was arrested today and charged with conspiring to violate the civil rights of motor vehicle occupants and others in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Daniel Pent, 32, of Paterson, was arrested by special agents of the FBI on a complaint charging him with conspiring to deprive individuals of civil rights under color of law. Pent is scheduled to have his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven C. Mannion in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this and other cases and statements made in court:... Read more →


PVSC AWARDS $505,105 IN REBATES TO MUNICIPALITIES

Newark, NJ – The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) recently awarded rebates totaling $505,105.08 to municipalities in its service area as part of PVSC's innovative Municipal Rebate Incentive Program. The program is a cooperative effort between PVSC and its contributing communities. All construction projects within the PVSC service area are required to be assessed for connection fee applicability. First, a construction project application must be submitted to the PVSC Inspection and Compliance Bureau Connections Unit. PVSC Inspectors then review each application and work closely with municipal Building Departments and Code Enforcement Offices in order to calculate the appropriate connection fee, if... Read more →


NJBIA 2019 Business Climate Analysis Shows NJ's Ranking Continues Downward Spiral

TRENTON,NJ (March 28, 2019)--As part of its FY 2020 budget testimony before the Legislature today, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association has released an analysis finding that New Jersey once again has the least competitive business climate in the region with the highest corporate income tax, sales tax, income tax and property taxes. NJBIA's 2019 Regional Business Climate report shows New Jersey's positioning declining even further beyond last year's last-place result due to increased taxes in 2018. "The proposed budget, which spends 3.2 percent more than the current fiscal year and 11.2 percent more than in FY 2018, looks to... Read more →


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Remembering Lt. Col. Jim Nicholson: Brave, Brilliant, Modest, and a Hero

gloucestercitynews.net | March 2019 SOURCE YouTube Rememberingthepassed Published on Mar 4, 2019 A ONCE IN A GENERATION TALENT by Dr. Corey Franklin Jim Nicholson (of Gloucester City, NJ)was many things in his career - among them an investigative reporter, a military intelligence officer, and the best obituary writer in the country. From 1982-2001, he wrote obituaries, primarily for The Philadelphia Daily News, and he specialized in “common man” obits. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in that field, and recognized for his skill in capturing the essence of his subjects. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize six... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Offering Automated Breast Ultrasound for Better Detection of Breast Cancer

Jefferson Health New Jersey is now offering a new FDA-approved Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) for the detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. This system has been clinically proven to increase breast cancer detection by more than 35 percent. Jefferson is the first health system in southern New Jersey (south of Trenton) to offer this new FDA-approved technology. Jefferson Health now also offers a wire-free, radar localization technology, called SAVI SCOUT® that ensures an easier experience for women undergoing lumpectomy. Healthcare Invenia™ ABUS, or Automated Breast Ultrasound System, is the only FDA-approved ultrasound supplemental breast screening technology... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Donates $10,000 to RMHC’s “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon

Shown at the telethon are, from far right: Ronald McDonald; John Durante, Chairman of the Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospital Board of Trustees, and former President of RMHC of the Philadelphia Region; Lisa Morina, VP, Administration & External Relations; and Jefferson Health managers Rebecca Bigwood, Dean Auer, and Kevin Gerber, who all volunteered at the fundraiser. Jefferson Health New Jersey donated $10,000 to the 10th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon, which raised more than $1.2 million. The all-day event, which aired live on CBS3 on Tuesday, March 26, was aimed at helping RMHC... 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 loved... Read more →


Everything You Need to Know About Colonoscopies with Dr. Brian Blair

To support National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – the month of March – Jefferson Health gastroenterologist Brian Blair, DO, shares everything we need to know about colonoscopies and the importance of early detection. Q: Why do we get colonoscopies? A: According to the American Cancer Society, in the U.S., colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women combined, so we encourage everyone to adhere to proper screening recommendations. The primary reason is for early detection and diagnosis of what could be pre-cancerous lesions or polyps. Q: When should you schedule a colonoscopy? A: Everyone should... Read more →


Joe Devine Named to 2019 NJBIZ Power 100 List

Congrats to President Joe Devine, who was recently named to the 2019 NJBIZ Power 100 list, which features top leaders in New Jersey. Joe, who is also Chair of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board, and Chair of the Southern NJ Chamber of Commerce, is described as an "obviously talented leader" who has overseen our incredible growth over the past several years. Click HERE for the full article. Way to go, Joe! Read more →


SJ Biz Recognizes Jefferson Health New Jersey Named to ‘Best of Health Care 2019’ List

Jefferson Health New Jersey’s commitment to fighting hunger with the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) — and Michelle Gollapalli, MBA, CFRE, CAP®, VP of Development, and Executive Director, Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey — were recently named to South Jersey Biz magazine’s “Best of Health Care” list for 2019. The magazine's list features 23 honorees, comprised of hospitals, researchers, facilities and caregivers in South Jersey which “go above and beyond to make sure each and every person in this region is cared for in the best possible way.” FBSJ honored Jefferson NJ this past fall with the “Champion Against... Read more →


Diet Comes First: How to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes

According to the CDC, more than 30 million Americans currently suffer from diabetes, 90-95 percent of whom have type 2 diabetes. It’s important to understand that medication is not the only treatment for this disease. A healthy diet and physical activity play a significant role in both reversal and prevention. In support of the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Alert Day®, Stephanie Biggs, RD, LDN, CDE, Director of Nutrition and Diabetes Education at Jefferson Health New Jersey, explains why the first step in prevention or treatment of diabetes is always healthy lifestyle changes, as well as what foods are most beneficial. “When... Read more →


In Honor of World TB Day: The Importance of TB Screening

Tuberculosis, more commonly known as TB, once killed 1 out of every 7 people in the U.S. and U.K. Now, it is a rare disease, due to the advent of new preventative measures and treatments discovered in the late 19th century. According to the TB Surveillance Report, the U.S. has one of the lowest TB case rates in the world – which was around 9,000 in 2017 – and the numbers are steadily decreasing. To avoid developing and spreading this highly contagious infectious disease, screening is essential, especially if we are at risk. Dr. Karen Dong, of Jefferson Health Voorhees Primary... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Elects New Medical Staff Officers

Jefferson Health New Jersey has announced the appointment of its new Medical Staff officers, each elected for a two-year term: Dr. Mark Schuster, Chief of Staff, is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. A graduate of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM), he is also fellowship-trained in Nephrology. Dr. Schuster has been named a “Top Doc” by South JerseyMagazine and “Teacher of the Year” by Rowan-SOM. A Clinical Nephrologist with Nephrology & Hypertension Associates of New Jersey, Dr. Schuster lives in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Daniel Tarditi, Vice Chief of Staff, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Honored by Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

Jefferson Health in New Jersey was recently honored by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) as one of 45 state-wide “Champions of Good Works” at a gala reception attended by 200+guests. These caring companies embody the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s mission to make the Garden State a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Anthony Russo, CIANJ President. Jefferson Health in New Jersey was honored in the Category of “Helping Veterans” for its ongoing programs that support veterans, including hosting the annual Camden County Military Service Medal Awards each fall. Over the... 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 father,... Read more →


Widener tourism and hospitality students from New Jersey visit Italy over spring break

CHESTER, PA (03/26/2019)-- Fourteen Widener University students traveled to Italy during spring break for an international study excursion led by Widener's Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality. Angela DiGaetano of Medford, NJ 08055 (senior communication studies major) Madison Moroski of Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 (senior hospitality management major) Michael Panichelle of Sewell, NJ 08080 (junior hospitality management major) Marisa Peragine of Ocean View, NJ 08230 (senior hospitality management major) Luca Sambucci of Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 (senior hospitality management major) The March 1 - March 8 trip was offered as part of the International Tourism Management Course. Led by... Read more →


Berlin Resident Jonathon Brownlow Returns Following Intensive Research Project

WORCESTER, MA (03/26/2019)-- Jonathon Brownlow of Berlin, N.J., a member of the class of 2020 majoring in robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research through the WPI project center in Morocco. The project was titled Solar Decathlon Africa: Artisanal Design Features for Team OCULUS Net-Zero Solar House. In their project summary, the students wrote, "WPI will participate in the 2019 Solar Decathlon Africa with three partner universities to create an efficient, innovative, net-zero energy house. Our goal was to provide recommendations for the floor, insulation, and exterior... 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 DJ... Read more →


J-CODE Arrest 61 Suspects Involved in Opioid Trafficking on the Darknet

WASHINGTON – Today, members of the Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team announce the results of Operation SaboTor, a coordinated international effort targeting drug trafficking organizations operating on the Darknet. This is J-CODE’s second coordinated action and follows the success of last year’s Operation Disarray. As a result of Operation SaboTor, U.S. and international law enforcement agencies made 61 arrests and shut down 50 Darknet accounts used for illegal activity. Law enforcement executed 65 search warrants, seizing 299.5 kilograms of drugs, 51 firearms, and more than $7 million ($4.5 million in cryptocurrency, $2.48 million in cash, and $40,000 in... Read more →


Why Vaping is Better Than Smoking

(March 28, 2019)--There are over 1 billion active smokers around the globe and sadly, 7 million die each year due to the harmful effects of smoking. One cigarette contains more than 40,000 components and most of them are injurious to health. It is, in fact, the leading cause of lung cancer and can lead to other serious issues as well. Smoking conventional cigarettes damages your organs from the inside, and also affects your breathing and bodily functions. All health experts are against smoking cigs and most products even come with a warning. This is why it is important to quit smoking.... 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 the... 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 entries... Read more →


When Does Hiring a Crane Make the Most Sense?

(March 28, 2019)--Cranes are every construction worker’s best friend. From the installation of rooftop units to major lifts in construction sites, cranes get the work done. However, buying your own crane can be costly, and complicated pieces of equipment such as cranes require knowledgeable and experienced personnel to guarantee the safety of the operators as well as the staff around them. The hassle of crane malfunctions and accidents is more severe than we think. These can result in substantial costs to replace broken crane components, repair any damage, and mend any harm inflicted anywhere near the job site. The worst case... Read more →


American Heroes: Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay; Spc. Joseph P. Collette Succumb to Wounds

DOD Identifies Army Casualties Left, Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay; right, Spc. Joseph P. Collette (U.S. Army/Facebook) The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Both soldiers died March 22, 2019, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. The incident is under investigation. The deceased are: Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Lindsay was assigned... 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 must... 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 in... Read more →


Colombo Crime Family Soldier Jerry Ciauri, aka “Fat Jerry,” Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Jerry Ciauri, aka “Fat Jerry,” is the Fifth Member or Associate of the Colombo Organized Crime Family to Plead Guilty to Indictment in Brooklyn Federal Court (March 27, 2019)--Earlier today, Jerry Ciauri, also known as “Fat Jerry,” an inducted member of the Colombo organized crime family (the Colombo family), pleaded guilty before United States District Judge William F. Kuntz II to racketeering, including predicate acts of extortionate collection of extensions of credit. Another inducted member of the Colombo family, Vito Difalco, also known as “Victor” and “The Mask,” and two Colombo family associates, Salvatore Disano and Joseph Maratea, pleaded guilty to... Read more →


NJ News Commons: LAWMAKERS TAKE ON NJ'S FIRST-IN-NATION FORECLOSURES

The number of court-mediated foreclosures in New Jersey is more than doublethe national rate, according to recent data from Realty Trac. A package of bills designed to tackle the state's foreclosure crisis cleared both houses of the state Legislature on Monday. One measure would codify a mediation program that was instituted in the wake of the financial crisis. Another would extend the window during which a lender must file a notice of intent to foreclose from 30 days to six months. (NJ Spotlight) HERE'S NJ'S VISION, BUDGET FOR 'STUDENT BILL OF RIGHTS' At Rutgers University's Newark campus on Tuesday, Gov. Phil... Read more →


NJGOP Statement On Release Of Mueller Report: ‘No Collusion Or Obstruction

March 27, 2019 Trenton, NJ – NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt released the following statement on the release of the Mueller Report. “The results of the Mueller report are clear. There was no collusion or obstruction. The contrary narrative being pushed by Democrats and some liberal news outlets is counterintuitive and toxic. The result was a complete vindication of President Trump and his campaign. “Now is the opportunity for our country to come together and move forward. We paid more than just a $25 million dollar price tag for this investigation, it came at the expense of our country’s reputation and the... Read more →


Senator Menendez: Trump Administration’s has Failed to Fill Key State Department Vacancies

“It’s clear that President Trump has an inaccurate – or dishonest – view of the nominations situation in the Senate, and particularly on the Foreign Relations Committee. We cannot confirm diplomats that we do not have.” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor today to outline the Trump Administration’s failure to nominate qualified individuals for a number of ambassador posts and senior State Department positions. The Senator’s speech comes in response to the latest statements the President reportedly made yesterday afternoon when he met with Senate Republicans, where... Read more →


A Pavement Condition Survey is Scheduled for Westfield

Infrastructure Management Services will be mobilizing their high-tech laser van technology for a complete objective analysis of the roadway network in Westfield, New Jersey. Westfield,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) March 26, 2019 Residents of Westfield, NJ will soon have an accurate and objective assessment of their town’s pavement infrastructure. Westfield is seeking to optimize the taxpayer funds dedicated to infrastructure management, selecting IMS as the professional third-party contractor responsible for facilitating the knowledge and expertise for this task. IMS has over 30 years of experience in the field of pavement management and will be responsible for completing both an objective pavement condition... Read more →


AG & DEP Make Dupont Clean-Up Toxic Mess in NJ

TRENTON, NJ (March 27,2019)--Today, Attorney General Grewal and DEP Commissioner McCabe have announced multiple enforcement actions targeting 4 DuPont Sites in Pompton Lakes, Gloucester County, Pennsville, and Sayreville. They also will go after Natural Resource Damages. “For too long DuPont has been let off the hook for not cleaning up their toxic sites in New Jersey. Not only have they not cleaned many of these sites, but where they are required to, they are cutting corners. What’s even worse it that they are not paying their fare share to the damages they have done to the environment.People have been suffering from... Read more →


DEP DIRECTS FIVE CHEMICAL COMPANIES TO FUND REMOVAL OF EXTENSIVE PFAS CONTAMINATION

TRENTON - Citing near daily findings of dangerous chemicals in New Jersey's air, land and water, the Department of Environmental Protection is identifying five companies it says are responsible for the extensive contamination and directing them to fund millions of dollars in assessment and cleanup efforts, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. The directive issued today requires the five companies - Solvay, DuPont, Dow DuPont, Chemours and 3M - to provide the DEP a detailed accounting of their use and discharge of polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, collectively referred to as PFAS chemicals, in New Jersey. It requires information ranging from use... Read more →


SJTA Joins Effort to Help Ospreys by Installing Nesting Platforms

The South Jersey Transportation Authority, Atlantic City and Stockton University celebrate the return of the osprey with the installation of nesting platforms Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2 p.m. HAMMONTON, NJ - March 25, 2019 - The South Jersey Transportation Authority plans to build and erect nesting boxes to help ospreys thrive as one of New Jersey's largest native raptors. As part of its Roadway Environmental Advancement Initiative (READI), the SJTA will oversee the installation of the boxes on property owned by the City of Atlantic City near the Atlantic City Expressway on Friday, March 29, 2 p.m.. The resurgence of... Read more →


Home Country: Old Joe's Planting A Tree!

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor When old Joe Gilliam began digging that hole in his front yard, out there close to the street, neighbors watched and wondered. When he got his grandson to help him carry the shade tree sapling from his pickup to the hole, people nodded. Mystery solved. Old Joe’s planting a tree. After removing the root mass from the five-gallon pot, the grandson disappeared and Old Joe was left to care for the baby tree. He carefully spread the tiny feeder roots out and tucked them in with soil. Then he packed more dirt around the tree’s base... Read more →


Animal Sanctuary Owner, Lisa Miskella is Quietly Saving Lives….. One At A Time 

Meet Goldie by Lauren Hathaway Goldie is a beautiful and mild mannered goat that was rescued from a slaughter auction. Lisa Miskella remembers the day at this particular auction quite well. “There were hundreds of goats and sheep packed into a corral with no place to move around. I knew that I only had the space to adopt one or two from the group. I noticed Goldie looking at me and watching me walk around the room. No matter where I stood, she found a way to get through the crowded pen to stand in front of me. She chose me!... 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 “alt.sex.” 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 26,... Read more →