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June 18, 2019

Shooting at Cooper's Poynt Park, One Dead, One Injured

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 18, 2019)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide that occurred in the city on June 16, 2019. At approximately 12:59 a.m. a Camden County Police officer was attempting to clear a parking lot at Cooper’s Poynt Park due to of a large crowd of people and heard gunshots. The Camden Metro officer located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Steven Conquest and another male, both 21 from Camden, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Steven Conquest succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on... Read more →


Railroad-crossing repairs begin in Camden County

Necessary safety work will require road closure and detours this week (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a four-day closure and detour of 4thAvenue that began today in Mount Ephraim, Camden County. Beginning at 7 a.m., today, Tuesday, June 18, until 7 p.m., Friday, June 21, 4th Avenue will be closed and detoured in both directions at the railroad crossing. The following detours will be in place: 4th Avenue eastbound Motorists wishing to travel eastbound on 4th Avenue will be directed to take Northmont... Read more →


DUVALL: TASK FORCE REPORTS A SOUTH JERSEY LAW FIRM AND LOBBYIST CONTROLLED TAX BREAK PROGRAM

CHERRY HILL - NJ CD-1 GOP candidate Josh Duvall released the following statement pertaining to the EDA Task Force report. Josh Duvall “The first EDA Task Force report is now public. You can read it yourself. Click here “Allow me to share some of the most interesting findings: “Special Interests, Which Prioritized Benefits to Private Parties Rather than the State, Had a Significant Impact on the Design of the Grow NJ Statutes and Regulations” “...special interests—in the form of a law and lobbying firm and the clients on whose behalf it apparently operated—appear to have had a significant impact on... Read more →


Gorgeous Gloucester City and South Jersey: Top Spots to Photograph

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--With over 300 million photographs uploaded to Facebook every day and over 95 million photos uploaded to Instagram, photography has become a major hobby. Indeed, everyone with a smartphone is probably more photo savvy than in decades past. From selfies to group photos, nature shots to stunning cityscape imagery, social media walls are filled with images that garner heaps of likes from family and friends. If you will be in Gloucester and South Jersey in the upcoming summer season, you may wonder which spots are most worthy of capturing on film (or in your memory card). While a good photographer... Read more →


Seven Jefferson Health New Jersey Interns Graduate from Project SEARCH Work-Transition Program

The third class of talented Y.A.L.E. School interns recently graduated from Jefferson Health’s Project SEARCH program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Launched in Cincinnati in 1996, Project SEARCH is a work-transition program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities; it has grown to more than 400 host employer sites worldwide, including Jefferson — which in 2017 began the first such program in South Jersey. This year’s class featured seven interns who worked in various departments throughout Jefferson (NJ), including: Health Information Management, Patient Accounts, Storeroom, Food Service, Environmental Services, and more. “We are very attached to this program... Read more →


CNB TIPS AND SNIPPETS: Love Your Money; Local Fisherman Nets $3,362

LOVE YOUR MONEY--Gloucester City mayor and council is on another spending spree. The governing body passed two bond ordinances on May 23 totaling $3,137,000. The $3.1 million of taxpayers money will be used to purchase a fire pumper, a street sweeper, a backhoe, a pick-up truck, a 4-wheel vehicle, body cameras and repair streets. Second reading and public hearing on both ordinances is Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 PM in the City Hall, 313 Monmouth Street. A breakdown of the first bond package reveals: *Sewer mains Bergen/Market Sts. ....... $550,000 term 40 years *Water, sewer utility valve exercising machines/backhoe ………... Read more →


Joy through Art: How an Associate's Son Spreads Happiness through Creativity

Nick Farrauto, 17-year-old son of Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ED Nurse, Tracey Sosa, has a unique talent that he shares not only with his mother’s coworkers, but with the world. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as a young child, Nick’s tendencies began to worsen during his adolescence. But after a six-month period of treatment, his behavior improved tremendously, and he found a means of expressing himself through artwork. Nick recently drew a portrait of Dr. Jim Baird – whom he refers to as “Dr. Beard” -- Assistant Medical Director of Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Emergency Department. According to Tracey, he... Read more →


Graduates can celebrate their accomplishments

Written by Mary Beth Peabody The academic year is quickly coming to an end for most elementary and secondary students at South Jersey Catholic Schools. Meanwhile, graduates have already begun their summer, enjoying some vacation time and preparing for the next phase of their lives. Secondary school graduates will share the gifts of their Catholic school education with new friends, classmates, professors, coworkers, employers and military companies. They will branch out geographically and by their own pursuits — from colleges and universities across the country, to trade and technical schools, to the workplace, to military service. The class of 2019... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: BILL WOULD DRAMATICALLY CHANGE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

A much-debated affordable housing bill that would significantly change the requirements for new construction was approved by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee yesterday. Committee members voted with their party: the Democrats said yes, and the Republicans said no. The legislation would require every new high-density housing development to set aside 20 percent of its units for low- or middle-income tenants — for example, six homes in a 30-unit development. Or a town could charge a developer to pay a fee instead of building the units, which would go into a trust fund. It's complex, but Colleen O'Dea's write-up... Read more →


NJBIA's FY2020 Budget Toolkit Supports Need for Structural Reforms, No New Taxes

Behind its continued call for no more taxes and for structural reforms as part of the FY2020 State Budget, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association today re-released its budget data from this year to further underscore why the Garden State desperately needs to reverse course. "With less than two weeks remaining before the state's budget deadline, it's imperative that our policymakers fully understand New Jersey's fiscal standing," said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. "New Jersey's debt and pension obligations continue to escalate at unsustainable rates and the FY2019 State Budget alone forced $1.6 billion in higher taxes on... Read more →


New Jersey Realtor's Educational Foundation Awards their Annual Scholarships

Trenton, N.J. (June 17, 2019)— Last week New Jersey Realtors Educational Foundation presented 39 scholarships to students pursuing a college education. They are proud to announce this year the scholarships totaled $53,400. Established in 1969, the NJ Realtors Educational Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Through the years, hundreds of deserving students pursuing a college education have been awarded scholarships. The selection process for these students included their academic achievements, financial need, interest in real estate endeavors, and contributions to family, school, and communities. “I was extremely impressed by the goals and accomplishments of the recipients this year,” said... Read more →


Welcome to “Carefree” Boating at the Shore

MediaWize Business partners Sean McNulty, left, and Adam Fox are introducing the Carefree Boat Club concept to the Jersey Shore in Avalon. By Donald Wittkowski/Somers Point There are no dock fees or insurance costs. No back-breaking cleaning or maintenance, either. Your boat will be fueled up and ready to go before you even step on board. Welcome to “boating without owning.” The Carefree Boat Club gives members all of the pleasures of being out on the water without the hassles and expense of actually owning a boat. Now, Carefree Boat Club has arrived at the Jersey Shore, taking up residence... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to East Stroudsburg University Dean's List

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA (06/13/2019)-- A total of 1,520 students have been named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Spring 2019 semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost vice president for academic affairs. Students eligible for the Dean's List are those who have attained a 3.50 quality point average or better and are enrolled full-time. The letter grade "B" earns 3 quality points per credit, and the grade "A" earns 4 quality points per credit. Gregory Wright, a Rehabilitative & Human Service from Mays Landing, N.J. (08330) was among... Read more →


Terminally Ill Who Request Doctors Make Decisions For Them Undergo More Aggressive Final Treatments

Rutgers study finds dying patients accept aggressive or experimental treatments even if it lessens their quality of life (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Terminally ill patients who request that physicians make decisions on their behalf are more likely to receive aggressive treatments in the weeks before they die, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, is the first to examine if personal beliefs and attitudes of both patients and physicians affect end-of-life treatments that can be painful and risky. The findings call attention to the fact that patients are accepting aggressive treatments and highlight the need... Read more →


NJ students named to President's List at Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (06/13/2019)-- Local students have been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester. They are: Juliana M. Baumann of Haddonfield, whose major is Women's Leadership Patrick H. Cusack of Marmora, whose major is Biosystems Engineering Joseph Andrew DeSimone III of Mullica Hill, whose major is Biological Sciences Colleen K. Fralinger of Bridgeton, whose major is Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Nina Rose Gallimore of Medford Lakes, whose major is Biological Sciences Spencer L. Infranco of Vineland, whose major is Biological Sciences Bridget Patricia Kane of Haddonfield, whose major is Marketing Jaclyn Christine Liguori... Read more →


Face of Defense: Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 18, 2019)--Nestled amongst the thick trees of historic Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island is Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Georgia. One of only two Coast Guard small-boat stations in Georgia, Station Tybee Island’s area of responsibility runs from Saint Catherine’s Island to just north of Saint Helena Island, or more than 60 miles of coastline. Under the tactical control of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, South Carolina, Station Tybee Island’s personnel conduct various missions including search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental protection. During the summer season, Station Tybee Island crews respond to approximately two to four cases... Read more →


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Life is not a fairy tale, if you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk.

If women are upset at Trump’s naughty words, who in the hell bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray? Jim Comey answered, “I don’t know,” “I don’t recall,” and “I don’t remember” 236 times while under oath. But he remembered enough to write a book. President Trump should nominate Hillary Clinton for the next opening on the supreme court. Then he can finally get her investigated. Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal. No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. You figured it out yet? Chelsea Clinton... Read more →


Trisha Flanagan: Cory Booker’s Reward For Co-Authoring Editorial

Now we know his price LAWRENCEVILLE – Upon learning South Jersey Democratic powerbroker George Norcross will be heading up the Turnpike to co-host a fundraiser for Cory Booker’s vanity presidential campaign on June 28, Republican Senate candidate Trisha Flanagan remarked, “We now know what Cory Booker’s reward for co-authoring a Star-Ledger guest column is – a $2,800 per person fundraiser with George Norcross as a co-host.” “A $2,800 per person fundraiser not long after co-authoring a guest column singing the praises of a political powerbroker involved in a very public fight with the state’s governor is a good deal for... Read more →