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April 2019

New Jersey Joins Forces With Brady Campaign

New initiative, which follows efforts in California and Wisconsin, to be based at the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers Washington, D.C., April 29, 2019 — Last week, while speaking at a conference launching the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that the Center will partner with Brady, formerly known as the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, on a bold and innovative new program taking a city-led approach to address crime guns across the state. Brady, which has made combating crime guns a key goal in... Read more →

GHS Will Induct One Distinguished Alumnus & Two Academic Achievement Alumni

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 30, 2019)--Gloucester High School will hold their annual “Academic Awards Night” on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Along with the honoring of many of their current students, they will induct the following alumni into branches of our Academic Achievement Hall of Fame: Distinguished Alumnus Distinguished alumni who exemplify the school's motto of Partnership, Performance, and Pride. Honorees have led lives of purpose and have given a great deal back to their communities. For each of them, their road to success traveled through the halls of GHS. 2019 Inductee James D. Nicholson, GHS Class of 1960... Read more →


According to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request via immigration law groups, over a dozen protests in New Jersey and more than 40 protests in New York appear on a list prepared for the Department of Homeland Security's "State Fusion Centers" network, which assists law enforcement seeking "threat-related" information. The list details rallies that protested the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration and child separation policy last summer. The Jersey locations are below. (The Record) Asbury Park Bedminster Bridgeton Clifton Edison Englewood Flemington Glen Ridge Glen Rock Lambertville New Brunswick Newark Princeton Red Bank Rutherford Toms River FORECLOSURE LAW... Read more →

South Jersey High School Baseball News

The best of South Jersey's high school baseball teams will find out soon if they qualify for the Joe Hartman Diamond Classic which begins in gloucestercitynews.net graphic files May. So far the first month of the South Jersey high school baseball season has offered few surprises. During the preseason, defending state Non-Public A champion St. Augustine was expected to be the top team in South Jersey. The Hermits are near the top of the various South Jersey rankings Other top teams were expected to be Bishop Eustace, Gloucester Catholic, and Cherry Hill West are among the elite. On Sunday, St.... Read more →

Gloucester High School Softball/Baseball News

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Gloucester High Girls softball had a big conference win over Schalick 11 to 0 earlier this week. Vanesa Pino threw a three hitter with nine strikeouts. Offensively, the Lady Lions were led by Grace Fenton (2 for 2), Sara Bonney (1 for 2) and Meghan Ferry ( 2 for 4) each with two RBIs. Hayley Welsh scored three runs and Danaka Bennett and Ferry each scored twice. **** April 23 the Lady Lions beat Salem 5 to 2. Emilee Hillman, Meghan Ferry, and Sarah Bonney led the offense. Vanesa Pino scattered four hits and recorded 10 strikeouts.... Read more →

Navy Could Use AI to Combat Swarms of Enemy Boats

April 2019 | BY C. Todd Lopez RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE If you've ever walked through a cloud of gnats, you'll know what a nuisance a swarm can be. On the sea, Navy vessels occasionally encounter swarms as well, in the form of tiny, less-than-friendly enemy boats. Navy destroyers, cruisers and littoral combat ships are powerful weapon systems, but a dozen or more tiny boats, each with a cache of weapons, can be a problem for large, less-agile vessels. And big Navy ships are not optimized to fight dozens of boats shooting from different angles. That kind of problem is... Read more →

This summer, a fourth mission trip to Jamaica

by Sherine Green Jen Ramirez has been a youth leader on previous missions to Jamaica. She is pictured with Lenroy, who has lived in the Mustard Seed Community all his life. Over the past three years, parishioners from Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill, journeyed to Jamaica for a mission immersion experience through the nonprofit organization Mustard Seed in Kingston, Montego Bay and Moneague. This July 27-Aug. 1 we will once again return to visit our friends in Christ. The week starts off with our greatly anticipated flight into Montego Bay and will be followed by a cultural dinner, Mass at... Read more →

First Winner of CA$H OUT is No Stranger to Jackpots

Scratch-Offs Players Received More Than $99.2 Million in Prizes in February TRENTON (April 30, 2019) – Eugene Martellio of Vineland has been playing New Jersey Lottery draw games and Scratch-Off tickets for many years. When the $3,000,000 CA$H OUT Scratch-Off game was launched, he purchased a few of the tickets for that game, but he didn’t have much luck. This game appealed to him, though, and he decided to give it another try. When he purchased the ticket, he felt like this, too, might not be a winner, so he just scratched off the barcode and used the counter scanner... Read more →

Educational Online Services for Students

The concept of learning management systems has evolved in the last decade, A increasing number of world-class schools and universities offer their academic programs online, many platforms have created new learning techniques and websites are sprouting up for a plethora of educational services. Today, education has gone way beyond academic learning. It is not just about preparing for exams, the concept of learning also aims at improving hard and soft skills to excel in one’s career. So from the countless online services out there, we have handpicked a few that is most suitable for students to sharpen their skill set.... Read more →

Wilkes University NJ Students Recognized for Receiving Scholarships

WILKES-BARRE, PA (04/29/2019)-- More than 200 Wilkes University students who received scholarships, along with the donors whose gifts made the scholarships possible, were recognized at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on April 4. Justin Gaskill of Somers Point, N.J. (08244) was recognized for receiving The Richard and Ellen Ayre Memorial Scholarship. Gabriella Lajara of Brigantine, N.J. (08203) was recognized for receiving The David R. Fendrick Scholarship. Brianna Rowland of Pennsauken, N.J. (08110) was recognized for receiving The Ballet Society of Wyoming Valley Scholarship. About Wilkes University: Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence... Read more →

Townsend’s Inlet Bridge to Remain Closed Through “Late Summer”

Townsend’s Inlet Bridge The following is a press release issued by the County of Cape May on Monday, April 8, 2018 regarding construction work on the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge. The bridge, roadway, and construction project are all managed by the County. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ — In September 2018, the County in cooperation with the Cape May County Bridge Commission engaged a contractor to replace spans 1-7 of the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge. Although originally proposed to be a substructure repair project, additional pre-design inspections revealed a degree of deterioration and scour requiring span replacement. As a result, recognizing the... Read more →

Philadelphia Council Passes Bill Targeting Campaign Finance Loopholes/Dark Money

PHILADELPHIA, April 2019 – Amid a busy and historic election season here in Philadelphia, City Council passed a bill today, introduced earlier this year by Councilmember Derek S. Green (At-Large), which aims to provide more transparency and simplicity to the campaign finance process. The ordinance, Bill No. 190083-A, fills in gaps in the existing requirements related to dark money disclosure and pass through political contributions, ensuring the public is aware of all sources of spending on city elections. It also reorganizes provisions related to post-candidacy contributions, transition/inauguration committees, and litigation fund committees, in addition to other technical fixes. The primary... Read more →

5 NJ Lottery CASH4LIFE Players Win $2,500 Third-Tier Prize

Two of those tickets were Doubled to $5,000 TRENTON (April 30, 2019) – Five lucky ticket holders won $2,500 each by matching four out of five white balls and the Cash Ball drawn from the Monday, April 29th drawing. Two of those players added the DOUBLER feature doubling the prize to $5,000. The winning numbers were: 01, 21, 24, 30 and 35. The Cash Ball was: 01. Moreover, 21,541 other players won $109,964 in cash prizes ranging from $2 to $500 with 3,663 of those tickets doubling their prize with DOUBLER. The DOUBLER add-on feature doubles the $2,500 third-tier prize... Read more →

Everything You Need to Know About Securing Your House While on Vacation

You have waited months for a much-needed vacation, and the day is finally here where you board the flight and head off to your dream holiday. There will always be a nagging thought in the back of your head, “Did I lock all the doors?”, “Are all the valuables safely locked?” and so on. Before you leave home, it’s essential that you check your house thoroughly before you pack your bags and leave on a jet plane. If you’re planning a vacation during the peak summer months of June, July or August, you will have to be extra careful because... Read more →

Pick-6 Jackpot Ticket Wins $4 Million

ANOTHER PICK-6 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR TICKET SOLD IN MORRIS COUNTY TRENTON (April 30, 2019) – One lucky ticket matched all six numbers drawn for the Monday, April 29th Pick-6 drawing winning the $4 million annuity jackpot. The cash value of the ticket is more than $2.892 million. The winning ticket was sold at Netcong Valero, 10 Route 46 E., Netcong in Morris County. The lucky retailer will receive a bonus of $10,000 for selling that winning ticket. The winning numbers for the Monday, April 29th drawing were: 10, 18, 23, 24, 32 and 40. The XTRA Multiplier was: 04. The jackpot... Read more →

Native Animal Profile: Baltimore Oriole

source The State of Maryland A male Baltimore Oriole inspects a tent caterpillar web; by Bonnie Ott With striking orange and black plumage, it is no wonder why the Baltimore Oriole was selected as Maryland’s state bird. The male’s colors resemble the coat of arms for Sir George Calvert, First Lord of Baltimore. Baltimore Orioles are medium-sized birds. Male Baltimore Orioles are flame orange and black with a solid black head and orange sides, with orange in the tail. Females and immature Baltimore Orioles are brown above and burnt orange below with two white wing bars. Many adult females have... Read more →

Driving In New Jersey – The Facts, The Fiction, and Cautionary Advice

If you have never driven in New Jersey, you are in store for a crazy ride. No, driving in NJ is not like driving on the Autobahn but you do need to consider which roadways would be best for you. There is also the fact that traffic laws in New Jersey tend to be a bit different. There is no driving in the left lane unless you are attempting to pass slower moving traffic. Left-hand turns are generally made from roundabouts, especially on busy roadways. And lastly, New Jersey is a no-fault state, which impacts insurance rates as well as... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an offensive cartoon that was pulled by the New York Times: The New York Times has withdrawn a cartoon published last week on the opinion page of its international edition that was flagrantly anti-Semitic. It showed President Trump wearing sunglasses and a yarmulke being pulled by a dachshund with the face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (he is shown wearing a Star of David collar). The Times has since apologized, and columnist Bret Stephens tried to put the issue to rest in a critical article on the subject today. However, this is... Read more →

Political Consultant Going To Prison for Bribery of Allentown & Reading Officials

PHILADELPHIA – Deputy U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen announced that the political consultant to then-Allentown Mayor Edwin Pawlowski, Michael Fleck, 40, formerly of Allentown, PA was sentenced today to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Juan R. Sanchez. Fleck must also pay $134,487 in restitution. The defendant was immediately remanded to federal custody to begin serving his sentence. Fleck previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit extortion and bribery offenses and one count of tax evasion. Fleck was a principal and co-owner of an Allentown-based consulting... Read more →

The Most Popular Cars of 2018 Revealed

The year 2018 was an exciting year for the automotive industry. There were some interesting new features being made available in more mainstream cars, including radar-guided cruise control, complete auto-pilot, and automatic parking; cars are getting smarter and more automated. The year was also an exciting one for hybrids and electric cars, especially with the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 entering the market in February. There were some very popular models indeed, with some being a refresh of the 2017 model. So, what were the most popular cars in 2018? Let’s find out, shall we? Honda HR-V Honda has a lot... Read more →

Prosecutor Coffina Partners Up with Cinnaminson Police Officer

CINNAMINSON TOWNSHIP NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina recently visited the Cinnaminson Township Police Department and partnered up with an officer during the evening shift. “I would like to thank Cinnaminson Township Police Chief Rich Calabrese and his command staff for welcoming me to their Department, and Officer Garrett McLaverty for allowing me to accompany him on patrol," Prosecutor Coffina said. "Officer McLaverty’s devotion to serving the people of his hometown is readily apparent, and the residents of Cinnaminson are well served by him and his colleagues who were also on patrol that evening. There are many exciting things happening with... Read more →

Hoboken Mayor Provides Update on Union Dry Dock Property

HOBOKEN, NJ--Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla (photo) released the following statement regarding Union Dry Dock It is critical for Hoboken to preserve the Union Dry Dock property for public, open space along our waterfront. A heavy refueling station run by New York Waterway would wreak havoc on our local environment, jeopardize the safety and well-being of our residents, and destroy Hoboken’s decades long goal of a contiguous public waterfront. One thing is clear – residents are overwhelmingly supportive of preserving the Union Dry Dock site for a public park. Hoboken has done so much to build out our waterfront for public,... Read more →

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Statewide Sectional

Kutztown University May 4 More than 2,100 Athletes, Coaches and Volunteers Will Come To Campus Saturday, May 4 KUTZTOWN, PA (04/29/2019) More than 1,200 Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) athletes and 400 coaches will travel to Kutztown University for the annual Eastern Spring Sectional on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Athletes from a number of eastern Pennsylvania programs will compete in team and individual events in six sports including athletics, basketball, golf, softball, swimming and tennis. More than 500 enthusiastic volunteers recruited from the university, area clubs, organizations, schools and the community will support the day's activities and cheer on athletes. The... Read more →

Philadelphia Mag Names 146 Temple Physicians "Top Doctors"

(Philadelphia, PA) – One hundred forty six (146) Temple physicians have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s “Top Doctors” list for 2019. Physicians on the list were nominated by their professional peers and practice at Temple University Hospital (TUH), Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), Jeanes Hospital, Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Campus and in the community as part of Temple Physicians, Inc. (TPI). “We are proud that Temple Health’s physicians are once again well represented on Philadelphia magazine’s ‘Top Doctors’ list,” says Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, Lewis Katz Dean of the Lewis Katz School... Read more →

Nickelback "Feeds The Machine" at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

NICKELBACK Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena/**On Sale Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m.** 2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 4/30 -5/5 - Kinky Boots – Sound Waves 5/4 – Tropicaliente 2 - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 5/6 – 5/9 – Bob Zany - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 5/10 – The Band Perry – Sound Waves 5/11 – Kenny Chesney - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 5/13 – 5/16 – Donnell Rawlings - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 5/17 – CFFC 74 - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 5/17 & 5/18 – STYX –... Read more →

66-Year-Old Voorhees Man Commits Suicide

Voorhees, New Jersey – On Sunday, April 28th, 2019, at approximately 10:22 p.m. officers of the Voorhees Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of Chestnut Avenue for a suicidal person with a weapon. The caller indicated that he was distraught and intended to harm himself. Upon arrival to the scene, officers secured a perimeter to keep bystanders away and made numerous attempts to contact the caller, which went unanswered. The Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team, which is comprised of Law Enforcement personnel from Voorhees, Pine Hill, Berlin Twp., Berlin Boro & Waterford, was summoned to the... Read more →


State lawmakers are beginning to discuss a future where the two cannabis bills — medical and recreational — would be split, and voted on separately, three legislative sources said. Two of the three anonymous sources said this idea is at this point a backup plan, because "lawmakers wanted to leverage the support of medical marijuana into the passage of adult-use cannabis," Payton Guion writes. A vote could potentially come as soon as May. (NJ.com) 9 POTENTIAL HISTORIC SITES COULD BE IN PENNEAST'S PATH The Record's star statehouse reporter Nicholas Pugliese just moved to WHYY to cover South Jersey, and this... Read more →

Netflix Show “13 Reasons Why” Associated with Increase in Youth Suicide Rates

NIH-supported study highlights the importance of responsible portrayal of suicide by the media. The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the shows release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published today in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The findings highlight the necessity of using best practices when portraying suicide in popular entertainment and in the media. The study was conducted by researchers at several universities, hospitals, and the National Institute... Read more →

PA American Water Protects Against Dangers of Improper Prescription Disposal

April 26, 2019 MECHANICSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water is joining forces with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to encourage participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27. This awareness campaign encourages area residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and turn medications in safely and anonymously at their local collection site on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those who are unable to participate, the campaign teaches the public how to conduct proper disposal at home. “Far too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands and into our community water supplies,... Read more →

Mega Millions Rolls To $229,000,000

One $10,000 Winning Ticket Sold TRENTON (April 29, 2019) – James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that there was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, April 26th drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was sold at Quick Chek #117, 3101 Bordentown Ave., Parlin in Middlesex County. The winning numbers for the Friday, April 26th drawing were: 09, 17, 23, 30 and 46. The Gold Mega Ball was 10, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 04. In addition, 36 other players matched... Read more →

Improve Hunting Success by Identifying Turkey Habits

by Josh Fuqua, Game Lands Maintenance Supervisor, Southwest Region The wild turkey has a long rich history here in the Keystone State. Although the Eastern Wild Turkey at one time here in Pennsylvania had extremely low populations, we now have a thriving turkey population for all to enjoy. There are many different factors that go into turkeys having a sustainable population. We are going to look at one of the key components for turkeys and the keys to identifying them to make you a more successful hunter. So what key are we talking about? One word: Habitat. Turkey habitats can... Read more →

Letters to the Ed: Pennsylvania, the Center of the 2020 World

Dear supporters, friends, and those interested in the Republican Party of Pennsylvania: Once again, Pennsylvania is at the center of the 2020 world and, after a busy week, I am more energized than I have ever been to re-elect President Donald Trump. The highlight of the week was a meeting I attended with our Vice-Chair Bernie Comfort, National Committeeman Bob Asher, and other Pennsylvania Republican leaders with the President’s re-election team. There, we continued the work of implementing a plan we believe will be successful in getting President Trump re-elected. We will continue partnering with the RNC and the re-election... Read more →

NYT: ‘Error of Judgment’ to Publish Anti-Semitic Cartoon Featuring Netanyahu as Guide Dog for Trump

NY Times, really sliming themselves. Via Free Beacon: The New York Times announced Saturday it was deleting an anti-Semitic cartoon from its international edition featuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog leading a blind Donald Trump. Netanyahu is depicted with a Star of David collar, while Trump holds his leash and is depicted as blind by wearing sunglasses. The Times said in a statement from its opinion page’s Twitter account that it was an “error of judgment to publish it” and admitted it “included anti-Semitic tropes.” “A political cartoon in the international print edition of the New York... Read more →

350 Fish Plus Released in Gloucester City's Martin's Lake

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --State workers from the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife were in Gloucester City recently stocking Martin Lake, Johnson Blvd. with fish. A spokesman said they stocked about 350 fish on the day they were here. And they will stock it several more times in the coming weeks. THE SPRING TROUT STOCKING PROGRAM Each spring, approximately 570,000 rainbow trout raised at the Pequest Trout Hatchery are stocked into the state's streams, ponds, and lakes. Nearly 1/3 of these trout, 184,400, await anglers on April 6 when the season opens. The majority of trout being stocked will average... Read more →

Two Tickets Split $535,502 Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot

TRENTON (April 29, 2019) – Two lucky tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $535,502 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, April 28th drawing. Each ticket is worth $267,751. The winning numbers were: 06, 07, 12, 13 and 28 and the XTRA number was: 05. Those tickets were sold at the following locations: Warren County: Hop & Vine Liquors, 187 Route 519, Belvidere; and Warren County: Sunrise Convenient Store, 195 Main St., Hackettstown. Acting Executive Director James Carey said, “We are thrilled that the winning jackpot tickets were sold at Hop & Vine Liquors and Sunrise Convenient Store.... Read more →

Work on Joint Health Science Center has Begun

(Camden City, NJ) – Federal, state, and local elected officials recently gathered with leaders from Camden’s higher education institutions on their first tour of the Joint Health Sciences Center (JHSC). Once complete, the 100,000 square-foot building will be used by Rowan University, Rutgers University–Camden, Camden County College, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) for research, education and training. Chief Executive Officer, Dana Redd, previously talked about the newest addition to the Eds and Meds corridor in the city. “We’re going to see some of the region’s best and brightest scientific minds flocking to the City of Camden when... Read more →

Consumer Alert: Multi-state Outbreak of Salmonella Carrau Infections

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationExternal are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infections. Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet is the national sub-typing network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories coordinated by CDC. DNA fingerprinting is performed on Salmonella bacteria isolated from ill people by using techniques called pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and whole genome sequencing (WGS). CDC PulseNet manages a national database of these DNA fingerprints to identify possible outbreaks. WGS gives... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Piercings

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Piercings are all the rage, right now. Almost everyone I know has at least one hole from which to hang jewelry. It’s as though fingers just aren’t good enough and folks have to have other ways to show off their costume jewelry. A friend of mine was wearing a spandex cocktail dress a few weeks ago and I reached over to brush a piece of glitter off her waist. She responded by saying, “Ouch!” and dropped her glass of wine. Turns out she’d just had her navel pierced and the jewel had worked its way through her... Read more →

Haddonfield-Berlin Road Improvements to Begin

Voorhees, NJ) – Beginning on May 13, the Camden County Department of Public Works is making significant roadway and safety improvements to Haddonfield- Berlin Road (CR561) in Cherry Hill and Voorhees Townships. The $4.3 million project will improve traffic flow and accessibility on one of the county’s most traveled roadways. “Every year the Freeholder Board gathers data and input from the community to identify problematic roads and highways that need improvements or restorations,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “This stretch in particular stood out because of its typical traffic volume, the condition of... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Art in the Park in Somers Point

Art in the Park in Somers Point will feature artists' works in several categories, including pastels and oils. (Photo courtesy Somers Point Arts Commission) The Somers Point Arts Commission is calling for professional and amateur artists to participate in the fourth annual Art in the Park at John F. Kennedy Park on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art in the Park accepts traditional two dimensional work in the following categories: oil/acrylic; drawing/pastels; watercolor; hand-pulled prints and mixed media/collage. Artists may also participate in a “plein air” painting competition by artists painting on location. Prizes will be awarded... Read more →

NRA’s North Won’t Seek 2nd Term

After LaPierre Alleges Extortion Whitney Tipton National Rifle Association president Oliver North announced he will not serve a second term Saturday amid controversy stirring the group, including allegations of extortion from NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. North cited a “clear crisis” that “needs to be dealt with” for the gun rights behemoth to continue operating in a statement read on his behalf, according to The Associated Press. LaPierre sent a letter to NRA board members Thursday claiming North was extorting him to leave the organization under the threat of having accusations of financial misconduct made against him, according to... Read more →

Blackwood Resident Pleads Guilty to Meth Possession

CAMDEN, City N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey man today admitted his role in a scheme to possess and distribute crystal methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mauricio Melendrez, 46, of Blackwood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to an information charging him one count of attempt to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of crystal methamphetamine. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: In May 2014, Melendrez arranged for the delivery of a package containing approximately two pounds of... Read more →

2019 Camden County HS Golf Tournament

CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ--On April 22nd, high school golfers from 13 Camden County schools competed in the 22ndAnnual Camden County High School Golf Tournament. For the first time in 22 years, the tournament hosted a girls individual championship. “We congratulate all of the players that have been chosen to participate in this year’s tournament,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Ed McDonnell, liaison to the Camden County Department of Events and Community Outreach. “The Freeholder Board hosts this tournament each year to honor high school seniors from Camden County who represent excellence both on the field and in the classroom.” Each year, the... Read more →

Four Homes Destroyed by Fire in Gloucester Twp.; Two Families Displaced

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP—Sunday, April 28, 2019 at approximately 6:07 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to Yorkshire Court located in the Brittany Woods Townhome Development of Gloucester Township for a report of a dwelling fire. Gloucester Township Police units arrived and observed heavy smoke coming from the front of the residence and active fire coming from the rear second floor window of the home. The residents of the home were evacuated prior to police arrival. Several neighboring homes were evacuated by police as a precaution. Gloucester Township, Pine Hill and Winslow Fire Units responded to assist in suppressing the fire.... Read more →

NJ State Police Accepting Applications

The New Jersey State Police will be accepting initial applications online from Monday, April 29 through Sunday, May 12, 2019. The road to becoming a New Jersey State Trooper does not begin at the academy; it begins now. On Monday, April 29, they will begin accepting initial applications for the position of New Jersey State Trooper, so those who intend on applying should begin physically training now. There are several phases of the selection process, including the physical qualification test, which occurs shortly after the date that they begin accepting initial applications. If you already know you want to be... Read more →

PA Expands Workforce Program Linking Teachers with Local Employers

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by teachers and business leaders recently to announce nearly $2.6 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants supporting 59 programs in Pennsylvania. The governor is committed to strengthening the collaboration between local educators and businesses to better prepare students with the skills for in-demand jobs. “These grants enable teachers to visit local employers and learn about the skills and knowledge their students need to succeed in today’s workforce,” said Governor Wolf. “Teachers bring that experience to their classrooms to develop lessons that teach students the skills they will need for those good... Read more →


By Joe Kosack (excerpted from Pennsylvania Game News May 2019 issue) At a time when spring turkey hunting is drawing less of a crowd, Pennsylvania offers an almost unimaginable gobbler carryover for its 2019 spring season. Crafty old toms, strutting 2-year-olds and even ambitious jakes are available in above-average numbers to turkey hunters willing to spend time finding and calling for them this spring. “Low fall harvests in 2017 and 2018 – caused largely by fall food abundance that scattered birds – have positioned Pennsylvania for an exceptional spring turkey season,” explained Mary Jo Casalena, Game Commission turkey biologist. “This... Read more →

Quesada Mahmoud Statement on Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in New Jersey

Twelve states and Washington DC already issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants as a matter of public safety. However, in NJ in an election year in which all 80 seats in the General Assembly are up for grabs, the issue of providing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants is still being treated as a touch and go issue. The Quesada Mahmoud campaign stands by this being an absolute human rights issue. There’s an argument to be made about the safety of all New Jerseyans including the 466,000 undocumented immigrants of driving age. NJ Policy Perspective has published figures saying the proposal... Read more →

Murphy Orders Mississippi State Flag be Replaced by American Flag

at Liberty State Park The Mississippi state flag. (AP Photo file) TRENTON – Governor Murphy today ordered that the Mississippi state flag be replaced by the American flag at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. Flags from every state in the country adorn poles along Freedom Way, which runs through the park. The Mississippi State flag, which prominently features the Confederate emblem, will be replaced with an American flag. “New Jersey’s strength is rooted in our diverse communities,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “The Confederate symbol displayed on the Mississippi state flag is reprehensible and does not reflect our values of inclusivity... Read more →

Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali Lambast The DCCC

Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali released the following statement: “It is unfortunate that the DCCC (the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) is using amateur smear tactics without knowing the facts and falling flat on their face; with name calling using wrong information. The fact is that Montvale is having municipal tax DECREASE for two years in a row, and on track for more great years of flat or even more tax reduction. DCCC is Distorting Clear, Concise, & Compelling facts. I wish the DCCC and their representatives would spend their time on policy discussion and offer solutions to the mass exodus of... Read more →