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April 10, 2019

16 Parents Involved in College Admissions Scandal Indicted

Defendants indicted on fraud and money laundering charges Lori Loughlin among 16 parents indicted on new charges in college admissions scheme (photo courtesy of NBC) BOSTON – Sixteen parents involved in the college admissions scandal were charged today in Boston in a second superseding indictment with conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering in connection with a scheme to use bribery to cheat on college entrance exams and to facilitate their children’s admission to selective colleges and universities as purported athletic recruits. The defendants, all... Read more →

SJTA READI Project Mgr.

Nick Marchese, Speaker at Conservation Rally

Nick Marchese, project manager for the SJTA's Roadway Environmental Advancement Initiative (READI), will present/speak at the 2019 NJ Land Conservation Rally on Creating Pollinator Habitat along New Jersey Roadways on Friday morning, April 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. Marchese will join Brittany Dobrzynski, Stewardship Project Coordinator, New Jersey Audubon and Kelly Gill, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Xerces Society, to speak on the topic of creating and increasing Pollinator Habitat along New Jersey Roadways. The Conservation Rally is a day-long event that... Read more →

Three Marines Latest War Casualities

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Resolute Support. The following Marines died April 8 while conducting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan.\ Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York. Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware. Officials are still investigating the incident, which wounded three other Americans, an Afghan contractor and five Afghan civilians. No specific details were available,... Read more →

Angelina Green, of Runnemede, age 97

Angelina Green (nee Puglisi), on April 10, 2019, of Runnemede, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 97. Beloved wife of the late Silas Green. Devoted mother of John Spino and Cathy DiGiovanni (Richard). Loving grandmom of Richard, Jr. (Holly), Jeffrey (Dana), Dawn and John. Great grandmom of Sawyer, Bergen, Anthony, Dominic and Julia. Dear sister of Millie Nucera. Preceded in death by many brothers and sisters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Viewing from 10:30 to 11:30am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral... Read more →

Our Lady of Hope Regional School to Mark Child Abuse Prevention

BY PLANTING THE OFFICIAL 2019 BLUE PINWHEEL AWARENESS GARDEN The Archdiocesan Office for Child and Youth Protection (OCYP) has selected Our Lady of Hope Regional School as the premiere host site for the official Archdiocesan 2019 Blue Pinwheel Awareness Garden. The garden is being planted in observance of “National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” which is commemorated annually during the month of April. The garden is part of a national movement, “Pinwheels for Prevention.” It is as a grass roots initiative sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse... Read more →

NJ News Commons:


At an energy industry conference in New York yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy revealed a new, state-led online portal designed to pair (and network) offshore-wind investors with New Jersey off-shore wind companies. The governor's goal is to secure an offshore-wind capacity of 3,500 megawatts along the state's coastline by 2030, which could power 1.5 million buildings. (NJ Spotlight) TEACHERS' UNION SIGNAL 'FINAL WARNING' FOR STRIKE At a Rutgers University board of governors meeting in Newark yesterday, members of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT labor union protested "as a... Read more →

Richard Warrington, of Maple Shade, 72

Maple Shade – On April 6, 2019. Age 72. Predeceased by his wife Rosemarie Warrington. Survived by his daughter, Rose Warrington and his sister, Joyce Henry. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Son of the late John C. Warrington, Sr. and Sarah H. Warrington (nee Walker). Relatives and friends are invited to his graveside urn burial on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:30 PM in Bethel Memorial Park, Pennsauken. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Richard Warrington. Funeral... Read more →

New Super Bug Causing Concern

Half of all infected patients Die While everyone has been concerned over the recent measles outbreak there is another health scare to be concerned about according to NYNJ.com There’s a new drug-resistant superbug on the rise and the majority of cases are in New York and New Jersey. Candida Auris, or C. auris, is most common in hospitals and nursing homes and is similar in profile to a yeast fungus.It has been particularly problematic because of its resistance to multiple antifungals, says Dr. Anthony Fauci,... Read more →

Susan Villa of Bellmawr, 70

Bellmawr - Susan Mary Villa (nee Surynt) of Bellmawr, NJ passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on April 5, 2019 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Peter for 48 years. Devoted mother of Marysusan and James (Tricia). Loving grandmother of Anna Rose and Mary Olivia. Dear sister of Barbara Wujick (Tom), Stephanie York (Ed) and the late Bernadette Delaney (Frank). Doting aunt of many nieces and nephews. A loving and devoted woman who cherished her husband, sisters, children, and grandchildren, Sue... Read more →

Athanassio "Sakis" Giannakopoulos, Bellmawr, 69

Bellmawr - Athanassio "Sakis" Giannakopoulos, age 69 of Bellmawr on April 8, 2019. Beloved husband of Tracey. Devoted father of Christos Giannakopoulos of Bellmawr and step daughter Amber (Nick) Ferro of Blackwood. Loving grandfather of Nicholas Ferro Jr. Dear brother of Steve (Sandra) Giannakopoulos of Deptford and Maria (Jimmy) Samara of Greece. Also survived by 5 nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Monday 12 - 1 p.m. at St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer St, Cherry Hill. NJ followed by... Read more →

Philly Tax Return Preparers Indicted;Charged With Tax Fraud

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that tax fraud conspiracy charges were filed against five former tax preparers, Florence Clark, 64, Israel Ortiz-Pena, 39, Alexander Salas, 39, Priscilla Rufino, a/k/a Priscilla Diaz, 37, and Mary Correa, 46, all residents of Philadelphia, who were owners and employees of a tax service business with numerous offices located in Philadelphia. Each defendant is charged with conspiracy to knowingly defraud the United States by preparing and filing with the IRS false tax returns that fraudulently claimed... Read more →

What to Do If You’re Involved in a Road Accident

graphic file (April 10, 2019)--Today, drivers are safer than ever before and so are the features on the modern cars that we are driving. However, road traffic accidents are still occurring, whether it’s due to poor road conditions, aggressive road users, or several other conditions and situations. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident through no fault of your own, then it’s a frustrating and difficult situation to be in. Whether it’s a major or minor accident, here’s what to do to regain... Read more →

DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit arrests two men for illegal burning in Felton area

FELTON (April 9, 2019) – Natural Resources Police Officers with DNREC's Environmental Crimes Unit arrested two Kent County men April 4 on multiple illegal burning charges related to a fire in the Felton area. DNREC ECU officers responded at the request of the Felton Fire Company to investigate a large fire at a property on Sandtown Road, with fire companies from Harrington, Greensboro, Md., and Goldsboro, Md., also responding to assist. Muhammad Iran, 29, and Muhammad Asim, 33, both of Felton, were each cited at... Read more →

Menendez, Booker Call for Reinstatement of Policy Against Holding Pregnant Women in Immigration Detention

Senators demand answers from ICE and CBP regarding treatment of pregnant women in DHS custody WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) joined a group of Senate colleagues in calling for the reinstatement of an Obama-era policy ordering most pregnant women to be released from immigration detention. In a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the senators called for the reinstatement of presumptive release for pregnant detainees as well as improved medical care... Read more →

Home Country: Marcus Pincus and His Fenwick Glass Fly Rod

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet image courtesy of www.tridentflyfishing.com It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate. Marvin had broken his ankle the previous week and... Read more →

NJ Labor Department Launches $2M Summer Youth Employment Program

Interns in high-unemployment areas to receive summer jobs, work readiness skills TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (NJDOL) Office of Youth Programs has awarded $2 million to 7 counties and the City of Newark to provide teens and young adults in high-unemployment areas with paid summer internships. The Summer Youth Employment Pilot Program (SYEPP) seeks to mitigate youth poverty, unemployment, and crime rates by providing in-school and out-of-school youth, ages 16-24, with summer employment meant to encourage a successful transition... Read more →

El Paso Border Patrol Apprehend 9 in Vehicle in New Mexico, Two Ejected Aliens Die

image courtesy of the Free Republic EL PASO, Texas -U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Paso Sector responded to a report of a suspected smuggling incident Saturday, at 8 p.m. EDT, near mile marker 131 on highway 9 in New Mexico. Agents encountered the grey minivan identified by the report, which failed to yield to emergency lights and sirens. As a result, agents deployed a controlled tire deflation device on Highway 9 at mile marker 142. The vehicle swerved away from the device, rolled... Read more →

Summer is coming to Philadelphia! Check out these free and low-cost programs for kids

April 2019 Post by Juliet Shen, Communications Manager, Citywide Out-of -School-Time Initiative Summer: a time of fun, sun, and searching for summer programming for your children. Luckily, the City of Philadelphia offers plenty of free to low-cost summer camps and quality programming to enrich your child’s summer. The Citywide Out-of-School-Time Initiative presents the best ways to find City summer camps and youth programming from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, The Free Library, PAL, and WorkReady Philadelphia. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation programming Philadelphia Parks & Recreation offers... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing : Black Bears Emerging from Winter Dens

Marylanders Urged to Keep Bears Wild After a long winter slumber, black bears are now emerging from their dens, and human residents of Maryland’s bear country should take steps to keep both species separate and safe. Adult and newborn bears will emerge hungry and seeking natural food sources, but many of their preferred foods — acorns, berries, insects and plants — are still in short supply this time of year. Until these natural foods are more seasonally abundant, bears may become more easily attracted to... Read more →

Paterson Woman Admits Calling in Hoax Bomb Threats to Court Houses in NJ

CAMDEN City N.J. – A Paterson, New Jersey, woman today admitted calling in hoax bomb threats to the federal courthouse in Camden and the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Amdije Toska, 40, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to an information charging her with one count of hoax bomb threats. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: On the morning of Jan. 12, 2018, Toska... Read more →

PENN RESEARCHERS Unlocking the female bias in lupus

Patterns of the RNA molecule Xist (labeled pink), which is responsible for X chromosome inactivation, differed between healthy patients' T cells and T cells from lupus patients. In female lupus patients, Xist appeared in a diffuse cloud, rather than in a targeted pattern, across the nuclei of activated T cells. This mislocalization, Penn researchers say, may lead to abnormal gene expression that contributes to the autoimmune disease. The autoimmune disease lupus, which can cause fatigue, a facial rash, and joint pain, strikes females far more... Read more →

PA man sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment for child exploitation offense

PHILADELPHIA — On Wednesday, April 3, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced a Stowe, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment followed by 15 years of supervised release for child exploitation offenses, following a investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia investigation. Hakeem James Hughes, 30, previously pleaded guilty to using minors to produce child pornography. Hughes coerced and persuaded minors to engage in sexual acts with him, often providing them phones... Read more →