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April 25, 2019

THERE MIGHT BE HOPE IN THIS CONGESTION PRICING DEAL

A "conceptual understanding," that's what Gov. Phil Murphy is calling his new arrangement with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo about congestion pricing. Specifically, Jersey drivers "will be treated fairly at all Hudson River crossings, including the George Washington Bridge.” The GW Bridge, of course, is north of the lower Manhattan congestion pricing area — and "it's a big deal" that it's treated just like the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, the governor said. That means Jersey commuters on the GW Bridge would get credits to offset... Read more →


Funeral Services for Evan MacAdams Announced

Evan MacAdams Brooklawn – Suddenly, on April 22, 2019, from injuries sustained from a tragic pedestrian car accident. Age 42. Beloved and cherished son of Ken MacAdams (Patti) and Patti Mastoris (late Alex). Beloved brother of Marianne Borrello (Michael) and Dean Mastoris. Cherished uncle of Alex and Sophia Borrello. Beloved paternal grandson of Eugene “Jeep” MacAdams (Helen) and maternal grandson of Mary Mullen and the late James “Bud” Mullen. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his beloved uncle, Tommy MacAdams.... Read more →


Historical Society Hosts Program on the Battle of Gloucester

The Camden County Historical Society invites the public to an illustrated lecture on “The Battle of Gloucester, 1777—Where Lafayette Won His Spurs” on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Camden County Historical Society, 1900 Park Boulevard, Camden NJ. Free parking is available in the parking lot beside the tennis courts on Park Boulevard. Did you know that 241 years ago, during the American Revolution, United States troops based in Haddonfield attacked a Hessian outpost at the western edge of Haddon Heights and... Read more →


13-YEAR-OLD GIRL DIES FOLLOWING BRUTAL BEATING ON HER WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL

04/25/2019 | US Lauryn Overhultz | Columnist A 13-year-old girl died days after she was beaten by fellow classmates on her way home from school in Houston. Kashala Francis, a student at Attucks Middle School, died Wednesday morning after suffering intense head aches and falling into a coma, ABC 13 reported. Just days before Francis was beaten by three girls for reportedly no reason. The seventh grader was allegedly punched and kicked by the three girls and eventually one of them kicked her in the... Read more →


Is U.S. Population More Educated Than Ever Before?

The current education statistics in America points to the fact that the nation now spots the highest educated populace ratio ever recorded in its history. More of the nation's populace within the ages of twenty-five and older now boast of at having at least a college level degree in a four-year course. An economic development never experienced throughout the history of the US, this write-up hopes to delve into the facts behind the high percentage of Americans with college degrees and the economic scenarios that... Read more →


Georgianna M. Onorato, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City - On April 24, 2019. Age 75. (nee Long). Georgianna was predeceased by her parents Charles and Stella Long, two husbands, John W. Kuntz, her children’s father and her beloved Anthony Onorato. She is also predeceased by her two children, Corena Ferris and Mark Kuntz; her brother Charles Long; son-in-law Andy Lang. Survived by her two children, June Kuntz and Darren Kuntz (Angie); her brother Harry Long (Rita) and four grandchildren, Drew, Corena, Samantha and Tyler, her great-grandson Ferris Mark; son-in-law, Gary Ferris;... Read more →


Support ALS Research at Jefferson by Voting in 'NRG Gives' Competition

Now through April 29th, support research at Jefferson’s Weinberg ALS Center by voting for Family Strong 4 ALS, one of three charities competing in the NRG Gives program. Established in 2016, NRG Gives supports deserving local nonprofits. This year, votes will determine how NRG directs its charitable donation — a $100,000 donation to the top vote-getter, $20,000 to the runner-up, and $10,000 to third place. Family Strong 4 ALS will contribute all dollars received from NRG Gives back to Jefferson’s Weinberg ALS Center — a... Read more →


Jefferson NJ ‘Chefs’ Earn Honorable Mention at Food Bank Hunger Games

Four dynamic “chefs” from Jefferson Health in New Jersey recently competed in the Food Bank of South Jersey’s annual Food Bank Hunger Games. Jefferson’s team earned an Honorable Mention for their prepared chicken croquettes dish, judged on its taste, presentation and ingredient use of the five MyPlate food groups. Shown, from left, are: Brian Duffy, PT, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation; Jim McDonnell, Corporate Director of Food & Nutrition; Tracy Bey, “Celebrity Chef” from Wegmans in Mt. Laurel; Dean Auer, Director of Patient Experience, Jefferson Washington... Read more →


JOE BIDEN STARTS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN BY PRAISING ANTIFA

04/25/2019 | POLITICS Rachel Stoltzfoos | Staff Reporter Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Antifa in a video announcing his presidential bid Thursday, characterizing the group as “courageous” and saying it’s wrong to draw a moral equivalence between white nationalist groups and those opposing them. The violent methods of Antifa are well documented. The nebulous group often uses these violent means against peaceful conservative speakers, benign free speech advocates, and even journalists. In a retelling of the events at a 2017 white nationalist rally in... Read more →


Three Camden City Men Charged with Murder

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (April 25, 2019)--Isaiah Tanner, 21, Javon Elliott, 22, and Elijah Wilcox, 31, all from Camden City, were charged in connection with a shooting that killed Everardo Alegre-Cortes. Everardo Alegre-Cortes, 22, was shot and killed on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, during the course of an alleged robbery. Camden County Police were called with reports of a person who was shot at the intersection of Wayne Avenue and North 24th Street in Camden at approximately 9:38 p.m. When officers arrived, they located the victim... Read more →


Berlin Resident Convicted of Aggravated Manslaughter; Killed Man with Bow & Arrow

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (April 25, 2019)--On April 24, 2019, a Camden County jury found Timothy Canfield, 31, of Berlin Borough, guilty of Aggravated Manslaughter, three counts of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. At the trial, Assistant Prosecutors Lauren Pratter and Brian Scanlon presented evidence and witness testimony that proved Timothy Canfield shot and killed Kereti Paulsen, 25, with a compound bow and arrow and then attempted to conceal his involvement in the homicide. The incident occurred as... Read more →


How Sports Can Impact Your Life

source Adobe Stock Your personal health and wellbeing are the most important things that you can look after, and playing sports is the perfect way to do this. Still, children and adults alike play a number of different sports, given the vast array of available options. There must then be an even bigger reason as to why people of all ages are so intrigued to pick up a sporting activity. It’s not even merely a matter of playing a sport, but cheering for a particular... Read more →


One New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins $50,000

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $166,000,000 TRENTON (April 25, 2019) – There was one New Jersey Lottery ticket sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, April 24th drawing winning the $50,000 third- tier prize. The winning ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at 7-Eleven #24447, 469 Passaic St., Hackensack in Bergen County. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, April 24th drawing were: 06, 32, 35, 36 and 65. The Red Power Ball number was 04. The... Read more →


DENNIS MUNOZ CONVICTED OF 2015 SHOOTING DEATH OF MAYS LANDING MAN

MAYS LANDING –An Atlantic County jury has convicted Dennis Munoz of the murder in the fatal shooting of Michael Black, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. photo: Dennis Munoz Munoz, 40, was found guilty of the following charges: First degree Murder Second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun Second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose First degree Witness Tampering Second degree Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Person Munoz’ co-defendant, Edwin Velasquez,45, of Atlantic City, was acquitted of charges that... Read more →


RANDOM ACTS OF COPNESS:

EHT POLICE OFFICERS PAY IT FORWARD WITH SUPPORT FOR GIRLS’ LEMONADE STAND EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP–Going above and beyond the call of duty, four Egg Harbor Township Police officers stopped by a lemonade stand on Monday to show their support and enjoy a glass of refreshing lemonade, but they also spent some quality time with sisters Rebecca, 12, Annalena, 10, and Julia DiMaio, 6, and their cousins Emily, 9, and Elizabeth Suhr, 6. In addition to buying refreshments from the girls, Officer Michael O’Hagan took s... Read more →


Increased Screen Time in Preschool Is Linked to Inattention

Newswise — Screen time above a two-hour threshold at five years of age is associated with an increased risk of clinically relevant externalizing problems such as inattention, according to a study published April 17 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Piush Mandhane of the University of Alberta, and colleagues. Increased screen time in children has been associated with unhealthy dietary patterns, poor sleep quality, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. There has been a significant increase in screen options in recent years, from device choices to... Read more →


How to Care For Your Folks in Their Old Age

Having raised you from birth to the moment you were ready to take on life’s challenges on your own, your folks are some of the most important people in your life. As they approach old age, a time arrives when you can pay back the favor of their care by offering various ways to help them through their silver years. It’s a pleasure and a responsibility that many thousands of citizens take in their stride – but to help you find the most productive way... Read more →


Woolrich Twp. Resident Wins $1 Million

FRIEND’S ALERT LEADS TO BIG BUCKS TRENTON (April 25, 2019) – Christine Rossi of Woolwich Twp. is a regular lottery player who plays all types of New Jersey Lottery games. When Christine plays the Powerball game, she always uses Quick Pick to select the numbers. After the Powerball drawing on March 20th, her friend called with an alert that “someone from our retailer had just won a $1 million prize.” Christine didn’t think anything of it that night, but the next day she proceeded to... Read more →


"Straight ... to Treatment" Addiction Treatment Program

Begins Next Week in Burlington City (APRIL 24, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced today that the drug treatment program that allows people to walk off the street and into a police station to seek help with addiction will expand to the City of Burlington beginning May 1. The Straight ... to Treatment program will operate every Wednesday and Thursday at the City of Burlington police station on High Street from noon to 6 p.m., in conjunction... Read more →


Delaware Valley U Welcomes New Aggies from NJ

DOYLESTOWN, PA (04/18/2019)-- Delaware Valley University is proud to announce that the following new students have enrolled for the fall 2019 semester. The University looks forward to welcoming the new Aggies to campus this fall! *This list is as of April 18, 2019, and does not include the full incoming class. Harrison Brown, of Cherry Hill, NJ (08003). Jalen Hudgins, of Woodbine, NJ (08270). Kaitlynn Moore, of Eastampton, NJ (08060). Stephen Prince, of Audubon, NJ (08106). Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with... Read more →


Society Hill Neighborhood Guide

Historic Attractions, Restaurants, Art & More In A Philadelphia Historic District Neighborhood One block south of Independence Hall, Society Hill is an 18th-century neighborhood of cobblestone paths and busy streets, colonial and modern buildings, history made—and in the making. The compact, mostly residential blocks comprise one of Philadelphia’s most desirable addresses—not unlike in the days when the U.S. was becoming a nation, when residents included Samuel Powel, Philadelphia’s first mayor after independence was declared, future first lady Dolley Todd Madison and Revolutionary War hero Thaddeus... Read more →


The Risks and Consequences of Underage Drinking

While underage drinking is thankfully declining in the US, it is still a serious public health concern. While all 50 US states, as well as the District of Columbia, set 21 as the minimum drinking age by 1988, many teenagers continue to drink alcohol. In fact, according to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a whopping 8.65 million US teenagers between the ages of 12 to 20 reported they had consumed at least one alcoholic drink in the previous 30 days. Keep... Read more →


Blood, Sweat & Tears to Perform at SugarHouse Casino

Blood, Sweat & Tears will perform at the SugarHouse Casino Event Center on Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. (Photo: Business Wire) PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Grammy-winning group Blood, Sweat & Tears brings its unique jazz-rock sound to The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino on Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, April 26, and cost from $45 to $65. Blood, Sweat & Tears, known for winning Grammy “Album of the Year” in 1970 for its quadruple-platinum self-titled album, features... Read more →


Why a Company Needs Police Checking During the Pre-Employment Process

Every organization has its employment policies and procedure, but one thing stands out, and that is police checks in the pre-employment stage. Organizations should carry out thorough pre-employment checks when hiring recruits as it’s good practice. Potential recruits should not feel a sense of distrust, but instead, they should view the whole process as an act of due diligence on the employers part. It’s for the company's benefit to ensure that they hire recruits that are trustworthy and capable of carrying out their duties morally... Read more →


NEW JERSEY FOREST FIRE SERVICE PRESCRIBED  BURNING PROGRAM

WILDFIRE PREVENTION TECHNIQUES GARNER NATIONAL ATTENTION TRENTON - The State Forest Fire Service is receiving national attention for its proactive approaches to reducing wildfire risk, protecting habitats and teaching those innovative techniques to experts that visit New Jersey to study fire behavior, the Department of Environmental Protection announced. The growing recognition furthers New Jersey's reputation as a national environmental leader on many fronts. In addition to the implementation of innovative management practices to prevent wildfires through prescribed burning, New Jersey also is recognized internationally for... Read more →


SUMMER FRESH PRODUCE INITIATIVE

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Children who receive summer meals and their families will get a boost this summer thanks to a partnership between two agencies of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Nutritional Development Services (NDS) and Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA). Dedicated staff from the NDS Community Food Program will set up produce stands at various sites throughout the Philadelphia area to provide nourishing produce at no cost to children and families who have limited access to fresh items. Participants will also receive vital nutrition information and the option to... Read more →


CHRISTIANS ASSAULTED FROM ALL SIDES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attacks on Christians: Muslim fanatics, so-called Islamists, are the most violent enemy of Christians in the world. While it is considered controversial to even mention this today, even less reported is the non-violent counterpart to these barbarians: militant secularists. The latter are growing in influence by leaps and bounds, even to the point of accommodating the Islamists. According to CBN News, thus far this year there have been well over 1,000 attacks on French Christian churches... Read more →