« June 18, 2019 | Main | June 20, 2019 »

June 19, 2019

Pa corrections officers file federal lawsuit; Claim union dues unlawfully deducted

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square7 hrs ago Five Pennsylvania corrections officers have filed suit against their union, arguing that they should be able to withdraw as members and no longer have to pay dues. Representatives with The Fairness Center and National Right to Work Foundation announced the lawsuit, which was filed Friday in the Federal Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit names the officers as plaintiffs: Mark Mills, Chris Taylor, Brandon Westover, William Weyandt and Cory Yedlosky. The case describes the five officers as acting “on behalf of themselves and a class of similarly situated... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: Flesh-Eating Bacteria Cases Growing in NJ

image source http://www.loyno.edu (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The number of cases of flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey is increasing, according to a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers say warming water temperatures and decreased water quality may be the cause of a growing number of reports of the flesh-eating bacteria in the Delaware Bay area. The bacteria can cause severe skin rashes and other illnesses. “Water pollution is not only affecting our ability to swim, but endangering our health. Climate impacts and warmer waters are making flesh-eating bacteria more common in New Jersey. That creates serious health impacts that can kill... Read more →


Turnersville Man Charged with Using Fake Invoices to Steal from Doctors and Medical Facilities

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)– A Turnersville resident was arrested today for allegedly mailing more than 10,000 fraudulent invoices for non-existent medical supplies to hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices throughout the United States, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert S. Armstrong, 48, of Turnersville, is charged by complaint with three counts of mail fraud. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court. According to documents filed in this case: Operating under the name of Pinnacle Medical Supplies, Armstrong prepared fraudulent invoices billing hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices across the United States... Read more →


Philadelphia Gun Violence Task Force Arrest 7; 9 Guns Confiscated

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office of Attorney General’s Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) made seven arrests, confiscated nine illegal guns, and seized hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of dangerous drugs in Philadelphia last week. The GVTF is a unique partnership between state and local law enforcement to target illegal guns and firearms used in crimes in Philadelphia by investigating gun trafficking, straw purchases and the movement of illegal guns. “Our Gun Violence Task Force is dedicated to targeting gun traffickers and getting illegal guns off our streets to keep the people of Philadelphia... Read more →


Middlesex County Man Admits Heroin Distribution

TRENTON, N.J. – A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man today admitted that he conspired to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin as part of a conspiracy responsible for distributing significant quantities of heroin and cocaine in the Bayshore area of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Richard Gethers, a/k/a “Richie,” a/k/a “Bart,” 47, of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Gethers... Read more →


Henry R. Murphy Jr., of Gloucester City; GCHS Alumnus Class of '48

Henry R. Murphy, Jr. Gloucester City - Surrounded by his loving family, at home, on his 88th birthday. Loving and devoted husband of 62 years to the late Claire H. Murphy (nee Bignell). Loving father of Timothy Murphy (Nadine), Kevin Murphy (Roe), Claire Marie Lamont (Tony), Maureen Aguilar (Omar), Kathleen Kinnarney (Jim), Tricia Moore (Doug) and the late Brian Murphy. Cherished grandfather of Danielle Rassa (John), Brian Lamont (Sally), Matthew Lamont, Kirsten Walaski (Eddy), Maura Aguilar, Meaghan Murphy and Luke, Mac and Sophie Kinnarney. Cherished great-grandfather of Sean Rassa and Alexis Lamont. Beloved brother of Joan Upton (Jack) and brother-in-law... Read more →


Rose Marie Locilento of Mt. Ephraim

Rose Marie Locilento, on June 19, 2019, of Mt. Ephraim, formerly of Camden. Age 81. Beloved daughter of the late Domenic and Anna Marie (nee Burgo) Locilento. Devoted sister of Antoinette Conte (Sam) and the late Felicia Wames, Nicholas and Joseph Locilento, Lena Czyzewicz and Gina Tavani. Loving sister-in-law of Eleanor Locilento. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday eve at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE and 8:45 to 9:45am Saturday morning at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Aloysius RC Church, 37 W. Haddon Ave., Oaklyn. Funeral Mass 10am Saturday... Read more →


Naomi C. Ward, of Gloucester City, age 89

Naomi C. Ward Gloucester City – Surrounded by her family, on June 17, 2019. Age 89. Loving mother of Linda Szymanski (Frank), Harold Ward (Mary), Edward Ward (Wendy), Pamela Ward, Sean Ward and the late Charles Ward. Cherished grammy of Rocco Ward, Harold Ward, Mark Ward, Daniel Ward, Robert Loughlin and Scott Loughlin. Loving great-grammy of 7. Naomi was formerly of Camden and worked for Bell Telephone. She was a member of The Order of Shepherds of Bethlehem. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday morning, June 22, 2019 from 9 to 11 AM the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL... Read more →


Michael A. Ciriaco of Bellmawr, age 45, Volunteer Fireman

Michael A. “Moose” Ciriaco, on June 16, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 45. Beloved husband of Kelly (nee Walsh). Loving father of Brandon. Dear brother of Jessica Marino (Kurt) and Samuel Ciriaco (Linda). Son of the late Michael and Jean (nee Keys) Ciriaco. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Moose was a volunteer with Bellmawr Volunteer Fire Co. #1 for over 25 years. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8pm Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR, 200 S. Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Memorial Service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment private at the... Read more →


Mega Millions Rolls To $55,000,000One $10,000 Winning Ticket Sold

TRENTON (June 19, 2019) – James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that there was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Tuesday, June 18th 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 #84, 9005 Bergenline, North Bergen in Hudson County. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, June 18th drawing were: 12, 14, 22, 24 and 48. The Gold Mega Ball was 21, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02. In addition, 28 other players matched four of the five white... Read more →


$3.4 MILLION REASONS TO PLAY PICK-6 WITH XTRA

Jackpot Rolls to $3.4 Million for June 20th Drawing TRENTON (June 18, 2019) – Pick-6’s jackpot has rolled to $3.4 million! June 17th’s drawing produced three winners of 8,235 all of whom matched five out of six white balls drawn. Two of those tickets were purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $16,470. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 494,105 tickets purchased for the drawing and of those sold, thousands were prizewinners! The next drawing will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019. The winning numbers for the Monday, June 17th drawing were: 05, 22, 27, 29, 39... Read more →


Could E-Scooters Revolutionize Transport in Philadelphia?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--In a growing number of US cities, including Washington DC, Baltimore, and Los Angeles, electric scooters or e-scooters are becoming an increasingly common sight. These small and energy-efficient vehicles are perfect for personal transportation through cities and other urban environments. They are the perfect personal vehicle for these environmentally conscious times. Royalty Free Photo Philadelphia is one of the last of the big US cities to allow e-scooter rentals and this has represented a notable absence on the list of cities that support these vehicles. However, that might be about to change very soon, now that the City... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on College Students from NJ

NJ Students Named to Wilkes University Dean's List WILKES-BARRE, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)(06/17/2019)-- Wilkes University Senior Vice President and Provost Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits. Gabriel Crowley of Cape May, NJ (08204) Justin Gaskill of Somers Point, NJ (08244) Gabriella Lajara of Atlantic City, NJ (08401) Alec Levin of Cape May, NJ (08204) Jack O'Connell of Linwood, NJ (08221) Morgen Sitzler of Burlington, NJ (08016) Olivia Plunkett inducted into international studies honor society at... Read more →


New Jersey Broker Pleads Guilty In “Cherry-Picking” Scheme

BOSTON – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--A former New Jersey securities broker pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark, N.J. today to charges of defrauding his clients by engaging in a multi-year “cherry-picking” scheme. Michael Bressman, 61, of Montville, N.J., formerly of FCG Advisors and FCG Wealth Management in Chatham, N.J., pleaded guilty to securities fraud and investment advisor fraud. U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District of New Jersey scheduled sentencing for November 2019. On Sept. 11, 2018, Bressman was charged by indictment in the District of Massachusetts, and the case was transferred to the District of New Jersey on Nov. 8,... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Sometimes Heaven Comes in Small Doses

Slim Randles | Gloucestercitynews.net image courtesy of unsplash Steve looked out from the turret of his cabin and watched the sun set behind the mountain. Branding is over for the spring, and he was able to get away from the ranch for a few days, so here he was, in his private castle, sipping private coffee, looking down at his private horse eating hay in his private corral. For a man who has spent most of his life in a bunkhouse, a suite at the Ritz couldn’t be more wonderful than this little hole-up spot in the mountains. He slid... Read more →


NJ STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM COLGATE

HAMILTON, NY (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(06/17/2019)-- Members of the Class of 2019 received their diplomas May 19 at Colgate University's 198th Commencement. Colgate Alumnus Antonio Delgado, U.S. Representative for the 19th Congressional District of New York, delivered the keynote address. Allison Vickers, a graduate of Pennington School, of Williamstown, NJ, (08094), majored in neuroscience with a minor in . Eliza Jacobs, a graduate of William Penn Charter School, of Cherry Hill, NJ, (08003), majored in economics with a minor in . Sebastian Chero, a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep School, of Medford, NJ, (08055), majored in neuroscience with a minor in . Rebecca... Read more →


NOT GUILTY! Two Pennsylvania physicians acquitted of drug charges

Northern District of West Virginia WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – After an eight-day trial, Dr. Krishan Kumar Aggarwal, of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Cherian John, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, were found not guilty of drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. “The jury returned not guilty verdicts against Dr. Aggarwal and Dr. John. Notwithstanding the verdict, we remain steadfast in our intention to prosecute matters which we believe, based upon the evidence, support prosecution. Jury trials are an adversarial process and do not provide guaranteed results. Though we disagree with the jury in this case, the jury has spoken and... Read more →


Golf Cars Unlimited: Leading the Way in Low Speed Vehicles

MediaWizeJune 2019/ Somers Point Golf Cars Unlimited is located at 1882 Route 9 in Clermont, N.J. Golf Cars Unlimited is a full-service Golf Car and Low Speed Vehicle dealership offering all of the top vehicle brands, parts and service and winter storage on-site. Located at 1882 Route 9 in Clermont, N.J., the 1,000-square-foot showroom displays Golf Cars’ complete line of “street legal” cars, which are popular for short trips, recreation and travel at campgrounds, golf courses, retirement communities, schools and beach towns. Low speed vehicles, which have gained in popularity due to their environmental benefits and low maintenance cost are... Read more →


Minimum Wage Tax Credit for Under-18 Workers Gains NJBIA Support

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The New Jersey Business & Industry Association supports legislation that would help mitigate the effects a $15-an-hour minimum wage would have on jobs for those under 18 years old by providing tax credits to employers who hire them. The bill, S-3483 (Addiego, Singleton), is scheduled for a vote in the Senate Labor Committee today. "One of the unintended consequences of increasing the minimum wage so dramatically is an unexpected decrease in the employment of high school students," said NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Wallace. "As the minimum wage increases, employers are going to be less likely to hire... Read more →


How to improve your credit scores fast?

Introduction (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--The importance of credit score is certainly more than you think it is. The people who lend you loans combine your credit scores with the reports on your credit report so that they can CNBNewsnet files make sure that they have a lesser risk while lending you money. If you have a history of late payments and other financial flaws then your score is going to be lower than usual. This can mean that you are less likely to get a loan. While on the other hand if your score is high, you look like less of... Read more →


Coast Guard Reminds Mariners of Boating Etiquette

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--As the summer heats up and boaters take to the water, the Coast Guard is responding to an increased number of preventable incidents and Good Samaritans are lending a hand. “Most drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable, if people used proper precautions,” said Capt. Olav Saboe, commander of Coast Guard Sector North Bend. “To reduce the risk of drowning, it is important for boaters to wear a life-jacket at all times. You may not have a chance to put it on, if and when a sudden emergency strikes.” This comes in response to a recent incident in which a halibut... Read more →


It’s Time for Philadelphia to Embrace its Robotics Industry, Here’s Why

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--The Hubble Space Telescope is a pretty incredible piece of technology. Even as NASA gears up for the launch of its successor - the James Webb Space Telescope - Hubble’s name is still synonymous with some of the most unique and awe-inspiring views of our universe. Give all the hubbub around Hubble, you would think that the gifting of a telescope described simply as “Better-Than-Hubble Class” to NASA would be a newsworthy occasion. And yet, when the United States Department of Defense handed not one, but two of these telescopes to NASA, the nation’s forever cash-strapped space agency,... Read more →


Olympic Gold Medalist Abby Wambach to Join Pennsylvania Conference for Women’s Workplace Summit

The Equality and Inclusion Activist Joins the Speaker Lineup for 2nd Annual Workplace Summit Philadelphia, PA (June 18, 2019) - The Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced that activist for equality and inclusion, best-selling author and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Abby Wambach will join the speaker lineup for the Workplace Summit on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Workplace Summit takes place the day before the Conference, which is set to take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This half-day summit is designed to promote effective partnerships and advance equity in the... Read more →


Healthcare for Athletes: Six Ways To Recover From An Injury

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--Whether you’re a professional athlete, or simply someone who takes sport and physical fitness very seriously, suffering an injury can be debilitating and devastating. Not only can it leave you unable to train or compete, but you could also find yourself limited with regards to your daily activities and movements; loss of work, less social interaction and general immobility can all be incredibly stressful. If this has happened to you, or someone you know, it’s important to remember that it’s a temporary situation. Read on for our top tips on how to recover from a sports injury. Work... Read more →


Pennsylvania Woman Charged with Fraud For Perpetrating “Grandparents Scheme”

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Yahaira Diaz, 33, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information with aggravated identity theft, mail fraud, and access device fraud. The charges against the defendant stem from her participation in what has been popularly dubbed the “Grandparents Scheme”, a type of elder financial abuse. The charges come one day in advance of “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” on June 15, 2019. As alleged in the Information, the scheme operated as follows: an individual called an elderly victim posing as the grandchild of the victim, or posing as an attorney... Read more →