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April 22, 2019

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $192,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (April 22, 2019) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $192 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Friday, April 19th drawing, 20 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Three of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $2,000. Moreover 31,537 other New Jersey players took home $142,308 in prizes ranging from $2 to $800, according to... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: SWEENEY SURPRISED RETIREMENT MARKETPLACE MISSING

Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney was surprised to hear that the state-run Small Business Retirement Marketplace signed into law by former Gov. Chris Christie three years ago doesn't exist, reports Samantha Marcus. "They should implement what we legislated [...] This is one I’m going to have to reach out to the administration on,” he said. Murphy signed a more expansive retirement bill,Secure Choice, in February — but, as Marcus writes, "there’s a catch: It could be another two or three years before that’s up and running."... Read more →


Judicial Watch Statement on the Mueller Report

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the “Mueller Report” released April 18, 2019 by the Justice Department: President Trump has been vindicated. The Mueller investigation failed to find any evidence to support the big lie that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government and failed miserably to prove any obstruction. We’re pleased that Attorney General Barr saw through the 448-page smear of President Trump by highlighting the simple conclusion that there is no collusion and... Read more →


THE ISLAND GUEST HOUSE B & B HOSTS EXTRA NEEDS MOMS

Moms and female caregivers enjoy rest and relaxation Beach Haven, NJ, April 21, 2019 – The Island Guest House B&B is hosting a 3‐night respite retreat May 3rd ‐ 6th for moms and other female caregivers who have loved ones with extra needs. This turn of the century inn offers a step back in time with its old world charm. Gourmet breakfasts are provided after sleeping in one of the 18 rooms that offer both private and shared baths. The Island Guest House is updated... Read more →


NJ's Provides $3.9M to Fund Job Training in Counties Hardest-Hit by Opioid Crisis

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has awarded $3.9 million in funding to six organizations that will provide training and support services to people whose work trajectories have been interrupted by the opioid epidemic. The Opioid Recovery Employment Program, also known as Pathways to Recovery, is part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s multi-faceted, multi-agency strategy to combat the state’s worsening opioid crisis. In January, the Governor announced he would dedicate $100 million from the FY2019 budget to fight the opioid crisis.... Read more →


Camden Health & Athletic Assn. Hosts Baseball/Softball Clinic

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – The Camden Health & Athletic Association (CHAA) on Saturday, March 30, hosted a free baseball and softball Skills & Drills Clinic for Camden children in partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies Jr. RBI and RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Leagues. More than 80 children participated in the clinic, which offered boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16 the opportunity to learn more about the sport and practice fundamentals. The clinic, held at the Rutgers Camden Gymnasium, featured four... Read more →


“PowerUp” The Cooper Foundation New Neighborhood Initiative

CAMDEN, N.J. – The Cooper Foundation today announced a new community initiative, PowerUp, to address food insecurity for Camden children at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy and the Center for Family Services (CFFS) Head Start program at KIPP. PowerUp will also support workforce development, job-readiness training, and financial literacy programs for families in the Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square neighborhoods in Camden. “Promoting good health is more than physical well-being and PowerUP is designed to remove the stress of food insecurity and provide critical resources to... Read more →


As Syphilis Invades Rural America,

A Fraying Health Safety Net Is Failing To Stop It Lauren Weber:April 18, 2019 Karolyn Schrage, executive director of the Choices Medical Services clinic in Joplin, Mo., says that pregnant women, young men and teens are part of the rapidly growing number of syphilis patients she sees. (Bruce Stidham for KHN) When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the “dominoes gang” in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza. Turns out it was a group of men... Read more →


$3.5 MILLION REASONS TO PLAY PICK-6 WITH XTRA

Jackpot Rolls to $3.5 Million for April 22nd Drawing TRENTON (April 22, 2019) – Pick-6’s jackpot has rolled to $3.5 million! April 18th’s drawing produced 13 winners of $1,850 all of whom matched five out of six white balls drawn. One of those tickets was purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $7,400. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 481,217 tickets purchased for the drawing and of those sold, thousands were prizewinners! The next drawing will be held Monday, April 22, 2019.... Read more →


CENTER CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL SET FOR DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA APRIL 27

Marc Cary Trio, Threezus and Sumi Tonooka Among Artists Celebrating City's Jazz Legacy and Its Future Philadelphia – The Center City Jazz Festival (CCJF) celebrates its eighth anniversary on Saturday, April 27, in an exciting multi-venue extravaganza that showcases some of today's hottest talent. CCJF is one of the most anticipated annual events on Philadelphia's music calendar. Stellar artists slated to appear include Eric Wortham, acclaimed pianist for Adele and musical director for Seal; legendary D.C. band, The Marc Cary Trio; Chilean singer-songwriter-guitarist, Camila Meza;... Read more →


Herbert D. Lunn, age 88, of Runnemede, Navy Veteran

June 16, 1930 - April 16, 2019 Herbert D. Lunn, “Herb”, on April 16, 2019, of Runnemede. Age 88. Beloved uncle of Ronald Lunn (Catherine), Jennifer Collins and Arline Lewin. Great uncle of Erica Lunn (Jim), Thomas Collins, Jr. (Laura), Joshua Lunn, Samantha Lunn, Samantha Lewin and Thomas Collins, III. Dear brother of the late Edwin Lunn (Carolyn). Mr. Lunn was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Stetser Lamartine American Legion Post 281, Gloucester Twp. and devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church. There... Read more →


Quesada Mahmoud campaign Supports the Legalizing Marijuana

GUTTENBERG, NJ (APRIL 20, 2019)--It’s not 1936 anymore. That’s the year “Reefer Madness”, an American propaganda film vastly exaggerating the harmful effects of marijuana was released. This film compared using marijuana to a hit and run accident, a manslaughter, a suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations and a descent into madness due to “marijuana addiction”. The year is now 2019, there is now a much broader understanding of this ancient natural plant. Not only do people today know that all those harmful claims made about marijuana were... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': It Ain't Easy

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Living life in an eight-by-twelve trailer ain’t easy. If it was, everybody would do it. The roads would be congested with campers, RV’s, and tow vehicles that look like they’re built to haul cities. Some of them are. In case you haven’t read about me, here it is in a nutshell (emphasis on the ‘nut’): Elderly dog trainer/writer can’t pay property taxes, loses home, friend buys home, elderly woman invests in truck and trailer because no apartment will accept her with six... Read more →


Elizabeth R. Exley, of Langhorne

Elizabeth R. Exley entered the Lord’s kingdom on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia surrounded by her family at her bedside. She was 69. Born in Abington, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George D. and Elizabeth R. Frey. Elizabeth was a lifelong resident of Langhorne. She was a school bus driver for 25 years for Neshaminy School District. Elizabeth was very family oriented and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed... Read more →


Norcross Tours NJ's Picatinny Arsenal

Norcross Chairs the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air & Land Forces WHARTON, NJ (April 21, 2019)-- – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – Chair of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee – today toured Picatinny Arsenal, which plays a key role in developing and supporting the munitions of the U.S. Army and contributes to the state’s economy, and received assurances from senior leadership on-site that the Army has no plans to shift Picatinny’s... Read more →


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

MAYS LANDING – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office reports that there were 284 sexual assault cases reported in the county from January 1, 2015 to April 12, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. “One sexual assault is too many, but I am cautiously optimistic about the significant reduction in these occurrences in Atlantic County since 2015. I am hopeful that those in our community will make a concerted effort to recognize and respect the rights of... Read more →