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August 2019

Stadium Casino Cashes Out On Ramp-Way Plans

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 29, 2019)--When Stadium Casino went about the process of applying for a second casino license to operate a premises in Philadelphia, it promised to do some much-needed construction work in the arena to sweeten the deal. The venue is located within an area of significant traffic congestion, and so in return for the license, the company pledged to build a new rampway to Schuylkill Expressway. In the years that have passed since,... Read more →

US SanDiego STUDY: Tramadol Associated with Greater Risk of Hypoglycemia

Tramadol, an opioid, is widely used to treat moderate or severe pain, but patients may be at risk of low blood sugar levels Newswise — Since its approval in 1995, the opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) has become a widely prescribed remedy for osteoarthritis and other painful indications, in part because it presents a lesser risk for some side effects and has a lower abuse potential when compared to other opioids. It is... Read more →

How To Stay Safe On The Road (August 29, 2019)--It’s likely you drive a lot whether it’s to and from work or when you’re out running errands around town. Maybe you even like to take road trips with your family every once in a while. Regardless of where you’re driving to, or how far the distance, it’s important to stay safe on the road. Put the following tips into practice so you can avoid any unwanted situations and make sure each... Read more →

Singh for Senate For the People

As Leader McConnell has said, the Biden Rule precludes an appointment to the Supreme Court in an election year only when the Presidency and the Senate are controlled by opposing parties.” - Hirsh Singh Yesterday Hirsh announced his full support for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interpretation of the Biden Rule in the event there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Since the people entrusted the Senate to the GOP in 2018, Hirsh sees... Read more →

Guest Opinion: NY State Intrudes Into Catholic Schools

August 28, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on proposed regulations that threaten Catholic schools: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is considering a proposal that would greatly increase state oversight over private and religious schools—threatening the academic autonomy and religious freedom of Catholic schools. The proposed regulations would delegate direct oversight of private and religious schools to the superintendents and school boards of the public school districts in which they are located.... Read more →

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Disposable Income (August 29, 2019)--Working hard all week can be exhausting, especially if you’re not too enthusiastic about your job role. Spending five whole days staring at the same office space can lead to endless hours of daydreaming about the weekend. When payday finally arrives and you’ve covered your financial obligations and savings, it’s time to think about the ways you can enjoy the disposable income you have left, states. Go on a Date Night... Read more →

By the numbers: $384,447 in annual income gets you into Pennsylvania’s top 1% club

The Center SquareAug 26, 2019 Bring in at least $384,447 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Pennsylvania, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state. The $384,447 threshold was the 15th highest among the 50 states, according to the analysis. The average income of the top 1 percent in the state is $1,043,478, and the median income among the state’s residents... Read more →

Amendment to Prevent Voter Fraud Blocked by Senator Andrzejczak

Cape May Court House – State Senate Candidate Mike Testa, Jr. (LD-1) issued the following statement after Interim Senator Bob Andrzejczak voted to table an amendment which would increase penalties for voter fraud in New Jersey’s elections: “Once again, Democrat Bob Andrzejczak put the agenda of his liberal party bosses ahead of what is best for his constituents and all citizens of the State of New Jersey by voting to block an amendment that would... Read more →

Tynaizha Brown Arrested After Grand Jury Returns an Indictment in Murder of Her 22-Month Son

CAMDEN CITY, NJ ( 28, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Camden County Police Department and Bellmawr Police Department reported that 24-year-old Tynaizha Brown, of the 2500 block of South 8th Street in Camden, has been arrested after a Camden County Grand Jury indicted her for murder in connection with the death of her 22-month-old son, J.B. There were two additional counts in the indictment pertaining to J.B.: second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree endangering the welfare... Read more →

Milano Di Rouge Celebrates Anniversary of Flagship Store with Back to School Drive 

Features Limited Edition "For the Love of the City" t-shirts at Made In America Philadelphia, PA (August 2019) - On August 29, 2019, the emerging luxury Philadelphia fashion brand, Milano Di Rouge will celebrate the flagship store 3rd anniversary located at 1509 Spring Garden Street. The anniversary will also kick off their 3rd annual Back to School Drive and Block Party featuring 500 Milano backpacks, an in-store summer sale, entertainment, food, and music. Milano Di... Read more →

Rutgers University–Camden named “Best Bang for the Buck” University by Magazine 

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY NJ( – Rutgers University–Camden once again has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as a great value, while also earning high overall rankings among research universities across the nation. Among schools in the Northeast, Rutgers–Camden is named 24th in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category, which recognizes those institutions that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. In Washington Monthly’s overall 2019 ranking for national universities, which... Read more →

Moriarty Introduces Bill to Ban Binary Triggers

Modification Turns Firearms into Assault Weapons Device Said to Have Taken the Place of Bump Stocks; Used to Increase Gun Firing Speed (TRENTON) – A 30-round magazine can be emptied in 30 seconds with the use of a trigger adaptation called a binary trigger. Manufactured by gun makers to circumvent the national ban on bump stocks, the binary trigger allows a firearm to shoot one bullet when the trigger is pulled and one when the... Read more →

Building Visibility as a Law Firm: A Guide 

( 28, 2019)--The best business strategy is to create an impressive product or service that individuals will embrace. But when you own a law firm, it is not good enough to simply win cases. There is an increasing amount of competition in the sector, and as such, it is imperative that you build a strong brand and genuine connections to ensure that you will progress above the competition. There are a variety of ways that... Read more →

House of Representative Members Cited in Quid Pro Quo Offer to Las Vegas Excutive

By John Haughey | The Center Square Aug 28, 2019 U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, is among 14 House Democrats and one Republican named in an ethics complaint filed Thursday with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) alleging they proposed a “quid pro quo arrangement” with a Las Vegas casino executive. CNBNewsnet files According to the complaint filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust [FACT], the 15 Congressional representatives signed a letter to... Read more →

Medical Mission Sisters and Associates Celebrate 80th Anniversary

PHILADELPHIA PA ( Medical Mission Sisters and Associates are celebrating 80 years of living in Philadelphia! They are hosting several free events in September at 8400 Pine Road in the Fox Chase community, starting with an opening reception on September 7. Several of our Sisters will tell stories and answer questions about their years in mission. The reception will feature an exhibit on MMS history and a display of art created by our Sisters, as... Read more →

Community News: Be A Gloucester Township PD Volunteer

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ ( a Volunteer can be extremely rewarding, educational and exciting and provides an opportunity for you to give back to your community in a meaningful way. Volunteers have the opportunity to improve the quality of their local law enforcement service through their work, attitude and ideas for improving public safety programs. Each applicant must meet all of the same qualifications to participate as a volunteer with the Gloucester Township Police Department regardless... Read more →

Phila. Bar Association Named to Legal Intelligencer's 'Hall of Fame'/'Best of 2019'

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee and Named Best of 2019 Continuing Legal Education Provider, Best of 2019 Online CLE Program PHILADELPHIA, PA (– Philadelphia Bar Association CLE was named to The Legal Intelligencer’s Hall of Fame and Best of 2019 list for Continuing Legal Education Provider and Online CLE Program. The Philadelphia Bar Association CLE program, a statewide Continuing Legal Education provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, as well as an accredited Pennsylvania Continuing... Read more →

3 Ways To Revamp Your Law Firm This Fall (August 28, 2019)--If your law firm has stalled and made no progress in recent times, then you need to seek to revamp it sooner rather than later. By not taking such action, due to the level of competition now found in the legal field, you’ll quickly find your business falling behind the pace in its market. Here are three things you must do when you resolve to revamp your law firm: Optimize your online... Read more →

Kutztown University Ranked Among Best Colleges for Student Voting

KUTZTOWN, PA (08/27/2019) Kutztown University was recently named to Washington Monthly's 2019 America's Best Colleges for Student Voting. KU was among 80 schools to be recognized from a pool of nearly 1,500 colleges and universities. This is KU's second-straight year of inclusion in the annual rankings. Official Release A part of Washington Monthly's College Guide and Rankings - which rates colleges and universities on their contributions to social mobility, research and public service - this... Read more →

Ways to Prepare Your Kid for Exams in the Fall (August 28, 2019)--As the Fall comes around, so does the prospect of exams. For many kids, this may be the start of exams for high school or middle school, or it may be extra-curricular exams, such as those for musical instruments. The stress associated with exams creates a lot of pressure on kids, and so it is essential to prepare them as best as you can. A combination of fun activities and practice will... Read more →

NJ Lottery Kicks Off Annual Campaign to Prevent Underage Lottery Play

“Not 18 Yet? No Bet” Awareness Campaign Underway TRENTON (Aug. 27, 2019) – The New Jersey Lottery and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) kicked off Lottery’s annual “Not 18 Yet? No Bet” awareness campaign. This campaign reminds residents and retailers that New Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets by or to anyone under the age of 18. James A. Carey, Jr., Acting Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery and Neva... Read more →

EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan for 40 Contaminated Properties in Vineland

NEW YORK (August 27, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a cleanup plan to address about 40 non-residential contaminated properties that remain impacted by the Former Kil-Tone Company Superfund Site in Vineland, New Jersey. Previous operations at the former Kil-Tone Company pesticides facility contaminated the soil with arsenic and lead. "EPA’s cleanup plan to address these non-residential properties in Vineland builds on previous work by our state partners and reflects our... Read more →

MVC CHIEF: NJ School Bus Laws “Toughest in the Nation”

Gloucester City News blog files (HIGHTSTOWN) – With classes for the 2019-2020 school year nearly back in session, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chair and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today reviewed new safety regulations and observed inspections during MVC’s August school bus inspection tour. Addressing attendees in Hightstown, Chief Fulton called New Jersey’s safety requirements for school buses and drivers “the toughest in the nation” and noted that “over the past two years, Governor Murphy... Read more →

Congressman Boyle Helps Celebrate $1.2 Million in Homeownership Grants

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., ( 27, 2019 – Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-02) and Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney were the special guest speakers at a community celebration held today in Philadelphia. The event was organized by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank Pittsburgh) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBank New York) to highlight the importance of affordable housing in driving community revitalization. The celebration included Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant presentations totaling... Read more →

Laser Striker Sentenced

Laser pointers can light your path or entertain your cat, but pointing a laser at an aircraft is dangerous and illegal. And a Florida man who pointed a laser at a police helicopter is now serving a prison sentence thanks to an investigation by the FBI and local law enforcement. During an armed standoff in a Pasco County, Florida, neighborhood on December 5, 2017, the sheriff’s office called for a helicopter to assist deputies. As... Read more →

GTPD Investigating a Phone Scam Involving Arrest Warrant Claims

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ ( Gloucester Township Police Department is investigating a phone scam where a caller claiming to be a police detective is advising residents that there is a warrant for their arrest and that they have to meet at a parking lot to pay the warrant. The Gloucester Township Police does not notify people of arrest warrants in this manner. If you have any information regarding this scam, please contact the Gloucester Township Police... Read more →

Supporting ICE agents and officers following recent nationwide attacks

How U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcment protects and defends the United States By Matthew T. Albence/THE WASHINGTON TIMES/ The Center Square ANALYSIS/OPINION: This week I visited the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in San Antonio, Texas, where, in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, shots were fired into an office occupied by federal law enforcement personnel hard at work protecting the citizens of this country. The FBI has called this crime, “a... Read more →

International law enforcement effort leads to Brazilian takedown of Human Smugglers

BOSTON – An international human smuggling ring based in Brazil has been disrupted with the arrests of three alleged human smugglers on Brazilian federal charges, following an extensive investigation coordinated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the U.S. Justice Department’s Criminal Division, and the Brazil Federal Police. The arrests were announced Aug. 20, by U.S. and Brazilian authorities. The human smuggling organization... Read more →


TO HELP PROTECT VULNERABLE SPECIES TRENTON - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection reminds saltwater anglers, fishing guides and for-hire vessel operators that it is illegal to target certain shark species while fishing in state or federal waters, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said today. Both New Jersey and the federal government regulate shark fishing. Certain species have been designated as "prohibited species" by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA. The DEP recognizes... Read more →


by Charles J. Chaput Archbishop of Philadelphia Summer is a time for good reading, and there’s never enough time to read every good text. Still, as the days of summer come to an end, I want to warmly recommend two new books that are too worthy to ignore. Some of the most common misperceptions of priestly celibacy are that it’s a deficiency or an unrealistic burden; or that a married priesthood would somehow solve the... Read more →

One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $530,883 Jackpot in Atlantic County

TRENTON (Aug. 26, 2019) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $530,883 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, August 23rd drawing. The winning numbers were: 04, 16, 28, 42 and 43 and the XTRA number was: 02. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket Hummus Taza, 6825 Tilton Rd., Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic County. Acting Executive Director James Carey said, “We are thrilled that the winning jackpot ticket... Read more →

Doobie Brothers, Halloqueen, Southside Johnny headed to AC Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

HALLOQUEEN Saturday, October 26 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Thursday, August 29 at 10 a.m.** Tickets: $75.00, $25.00 **** THE DOOBIE BROTHERS Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena **On Sale Thursday, August 29 at 10 a.m.** Tickets: $79.00, $64.00, $49.00 **** SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Thursday, August 29 at 10 a.m.** Tickets: $29.00, $24.00 2019... Read more →

What is Habitat for Humanity?

Habit for Humanity Philadelphia Frequently asked questions Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working locally and in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward this vision by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live. How... Read more →

Thomas “Bud” F. McCrossan, Jr., of Runnemede. Decorated Vietnam War Veteran

Thomas “Bud” F. McCrossan, Jr., on August 23, 2019, of Runnemede, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 69. Beloved husband of Lorraine (nee Imperatore) for 32 years. Devoted father of Nicole Savidge (Greg) and the late Joseph San Giorgio, Jr. Loving grandfather of Madelyn Joelle Savidge. Dear brother of Maryann Rule (Bill) and Patricia Edwards (Joe). Brother-in-law of Joan Damiano (Vincent). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bud was a decorated Army Veteran who proudly served... Read more →

Aramark Tackles Game Day With 35 of the Hottest Items on Menus at NFL Stadiums

August 2019 07:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time Aramark serves more NFL fans than any other hospitality company and has created new stadium menus that reflect the flavor and tradition of the hometown teams and communities where they reside. This includes CITY StrEATS, a menu inspired by the iconic streets of NFL hometowns, featuring local favorites with a culinary twist. (Photo: Business Wire) PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Game days are back and Aramark(NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and beverage... Read more →

Janice Johnston Fills Somers Point Council Seat

mvitaleAugust 23, 2019 Janice Johnston and her husband, Charles Falkenstein, are congratulated by Mayor Jack Glasser after Johnston is sworn in. By MADDY VITALE Janice Johnston was sworn in Thursday night at the Somers Point City Council meeting, filling the unexpired term of Ron Meischker, who put in his resignation at the end of July. Mayor Jack Glasser conducted the ceremony. Johnston’s husband, Charles Falkenstein, held the Bible. “Thank you for the opportunity and the... Read more →

Disgraced Former Assemblyman Gets A New Job And A Raise

Camden Dems still silent on Barclay HADDON HEIGHTS – “Here we go again with the Arthur Barclay saga,” Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino said after reading a report that the former assemblyman is still employed by Camden County. “It’s simply amazing the same party that dispatched a group of elected women officials, including Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, to complain about Brett Kavanaugh in September of last year still have not spoken one word about Arthur... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Red Flag laws prevent gun suicides and mass shootings

By Sen. Tom Killion August 2019/The Center Square The numbers are beyond horrific. Every day in the United States, 100 people are killed with guns, and hundreds more are shot and injured. Nearly two-thirds of all yearly gun deaths in this country are suicides, including more than 1,000 children and teens. In Pennsylvania, gun violence claims more than 1,500 lives every year, with gun suicides comprising 63 percent of firearm deaths. Sixty-five percent of veteran... Read more →

Fake Bail Bondsman

Sentenced Man Impersonated Law Enforcement, Kidnapped Victims When Shane Ryan Hammond burst into an Ohio home in 2017 to apprehend a suspected bail jumper, he pointed an assault rifle directly at a man and his grandmother. He then handcuffed his target and drove him to West Virginia. But Hammond wasn’t a police officer or sheriff’s deputy. He wasn’t even a licensed bail bondsman. Hammond was simply an admirer of law enforcement who pretended to be... Read more →

State Tax Breaks Rewarded Companies Connected to One Powerful Man

THE REAL BOSSES OF NEW JERSEY New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed the state’s controversial tax incentive program after a WNYC-ProPublica investigation into its connection to George E. Norcross III, and months of scrutiny. by Nancy Solomon and Jeff Pillets, WNYC August 2019 Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iStar) ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like... Read more →

Political News: Kean for Congress

The Washington Examiner just reported that Congressman Tom Malinowski said illegal immigrants are needed to mow lawns across the Seventh District, saying, "Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns in Somerset County?" Do we really want to re-elect a Congressman who is this out of touch with our New Jersey values? Malinowski doubled down on his remark, responding to one member of his Seventh District audience by saying, "You're a bunch of elitists!... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Mr. Trump is not the problem ...

Take Iraq. Justified as a preventive war, it embroiled us in its expanding conflict into Syria, Africa and beyond as it created the more brutal terror of ISIS. Democrats and Republicans alike who voted for that war did not understand either the complexities of the world, or that militaries can stop a problem, but they can never fix a problem. Contribute Then the same political leaders dismantled the safeguards of the one place in America... Read more →

A Thief by Many Names

Atlanta Man Sentenced for Aggravated Identity Theft ( headquarters of a large national bank had detected fraud on an account and sent word to an Atlanta branch to be on alert: If an individual comes in to pick up the new debit card linked to that account, call the Atlanta Police Department. An alert bank employee did just that when Khoi Nguyen, 43, came in to the branch to claim the debit card. Officers arrived... Read more →

Best Places to Propose in Gloucester City

( city of Gloucester is a place full of wonderful and interesting things to do both day and night, making it a great place to propose to your beloved. Whilst it may require nerves of steel, it is worth making the effort to enjoy your visit before popping the question. It is up to you if you want to make a public proposal and should do so only if you are confident your partner would... Read more →

Pennsylvania lawmakers looking at criminal justice legislation

Spate of high-profile violent incidents By Kim Jarrett | The Center SquareAugust 2019 HARRISBURG, PA Two Pennsylvania lawmakers are eyeing stricter criminal justice measures after recent violent incidents in the CNBNewsnet files commonwealth. Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery, is proposing three bills targeting violent criminals after six Philadelphia police officers were shot by a 36-year-old man who had a series of run-ins with law enforcement since he was a teenager, according to reports. Maurice Hill has... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins Shot, Killed Serving Search Warrant

Nicholas J. Hopkins (EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOISE)Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, age 33, was shot and killed while serving a search warrant at a home at 1426 North 42nd Street and Caseyville Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois. He and other members of the Emergency Response Team were making entry into the home at 5:30 am when he was shot by an occupant during an exchange of gunfire. Trooper Hopkins had served with the Illinois State Police... Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon Dies from Cardiac Issues Sustained During Training

Carlos Cammon Orange County Sheriff's Department, California End of Watch Friday, August 23, 2019 (Orange County, Calif)(August 25, 2019)--Deputy Sheriff Carlos Cammon passed away on August 23rd, 2019, having never regained consciousness after collapsing during a SWAT training exercise on July 18th, 2013. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for dehydration and cardiac issues after collapsing at the Sheriff’s Training Facility in Tustin. He was transferred to a rehabilitation center but never... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Trooper Moises Sanchez Succumbs to Injuries from Gunshot Wound

Trooper Moises Sanchez Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 2019 McALLEN, TEXAS (August 25, 2019)--Trooper Moises Sanchez succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on April 6th, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. He had responded to a hit-and-run vehicle crash at the intersection of N 10th Street and W Freddy Gonzalez Drive. He located the suspect approximately one block away, in the 1500 block of South... Read more →

20 People Charged in Connection with Monmouth County Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

19 Arrests Made in Coordinated Takedown by Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement TRENTON, N.J. (– Twenty people have been charged for their roles as members, associates, and suppliers of a drug-trafficking conspiracy that distributed cocaine and crack cocaine in the Monmouth County, New Jersey, area, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Nineteen defendants were arrested today and one remains at large. They are charged with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine... Read more →