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September 2019

Rutgers Student Makes Long Journey

From Immigration Battle to Outer Space NASA’s Diana Trujillo discusses Rutgers student’s persistence in her quest to become an astronaut New Brunswick, N.J. (Sept. 30, 2019) – Becoming an astronaut is challenging for anyone, but Marissa Navarro’s dream was complicated by an eight-year fight to stay in the United States. Today,... Read more →


IMAGINE A DAY WITH ZERO TRAFFIC FATALITIES

LOWER TOWNSHIP WILL CELEBRATES THE 19 ANNUAL "PUT THE BRAKES ON FATALITIES DAY®" October 10, 2019 Lower Township, NJ, a May 2019 report released by the National Highway and Transportation Administration (NHTSA) indicated there were 37,133 traffic fatalities in 2017. This is one fatality nearly every fourteen minutes. There is still... Read more →


Robert Peterson Appointed Vice President Finance and CFO of United Methodist Communities

NEPTUNE, N.J., September 30, 2019 — United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Peterson to the position of vice president finance and chief financial officer. In this role, Mr. Peterson, a resident of Bridgewater, New Jersey, will direct the overall financial plans and accounting practices for... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Cardinal Pell And Brett Kavanaugh; Two Defamed Catholics

September 30, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the defamation of two prominent Catholics: In some quarters, George Cardinal Pell and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are both seen as sexual predators, deserving of imprisonment and impeachment, respectively. The Catholic League stands behind both the Australian cleric and the... Read more →


Pennacchio: Murphy’s Sanctuary State Policy Allows Sexual Predators to Roam Free

Denounces False Promise that Directive would “protect the safety of all New Jersey residents” TRENTON, NJ (September 30, 2019)--Senator Joe Pennacchio condemned Governor Murphy’s sanctuary state policies that resulted in the release from county jail of an illegal immigrant who was arrested for sexual assault of a minor, despite a detainer... Read more →


Five Cities Named Winners in the Degree® Deodorant “Made To Move” Grant Program

September 30, 2019, In partnership with Blue Zones®, the world’s #1 deodorant1 will provide half a million dollars to city projects inspiring communities to move more ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. /PRNewswire/ – Degree Deodorant announced the five winners in the brand’s first “Made To Move” grant program, a national competition that will... Read more →


NJ News Commons: FEDERAL FUNDS: $2.5M IN NJ FOR ORAL HEALTH INVESTMENT

Three health centers in our state — Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton, Paterson Community Health Center, and Ocean Health Initiatives — will each receive $300,000 to expand and improve dental and oral health care for their patients. These centers are open to anyone, "regardless of their citizenship status, insurance... Read more →


GOP Congressional Candidate Singh: Democrats are finally going whole hog on impeachment

Let's recap the craziest thing that happened last week: They've dropped all pretenses. They're actively working to undermine and overturn the 2016 election. America is a country of 'We the People,’ and We elected President Trump. But these radical Democrats don’t respect the results of our victory. Cory Booker is one... Read more →


CASH POP from NJ Lottery – AVAILABLE NOW!

Match One Number and Win in Exciting New Game . TRENTON (September 30, 2019) – The New Jersey Lottery is proud to announce CASH POP, a new draw game where just ONE number wins! “New Jersey Lottery is pleased to be the first state lottery to offer this new and exciting... Read more →


Hamilton's Legacy Endures In Philadelphia

His Greatest Achievements Took Place In Philadelphia Freedom fighter, statesman, financial genius, adulterer. These are the impressions Alexander Hamilton has left on his Broadway-based fans. (The Tony Award-winning musical is playing at Philadelphia’s Forrest Theatre through November 17, 2019.) But the sites and exhibits in Philadelphia, especially in the city’s easy-to-explore... Read more →


Brigantine Native Raising Funds for Shore Cancer Center

MediaWize September 2019 Shore Medical Center in Somers Point At age 14, Todd Gordon lost his mother, Margaret Mary “Peggy” Gordon, to melanoma cancer that had spread to her organs. She was his source of security and love, and naturally, losing her devastated him. What he did not realize was the... Read more →


Pennsylvania’s public pensions are 79.9 percent taxpayer funded, 9th highest in U.S.

The Center Square September 2019 Taxpayer contributions to Pennsylvania’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 79.9 percent of the total, the ninth highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau. The total contributions for the state’s public pension plans amounted to $9.1... Read more →


Detainer non-cooperation threatens public safety

source https://www.ice.gov/ U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew T. Albence held a White House press briefing Thursday to explain how sanctuary policies threaten public safety and called on the public to hold their local lawmakers accountable. The briefing made clear that local jurisdictions across the U.S. that refuse... Read more →


5 Amazing Tips on How to Save Money on a Cruise

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 30, 2019)--Did you know over 28 million people took a cruise in 2018? There's no doubt about it—cruises are one of the most popular ways to travel. From local weekend getaways to round-the-world cruises at $183,000 per person, there's something out there for everyone. If you love to cruise but... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Parking Matters

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Over the years I’ve gotten quite a few tickets for parking my car on the street cleaner’s route. Everyone I know complains about it and everyone has gotten a ticket at one time or another. All except for Mr. Down. I don’t think it’s fair that this fellow... Read more →


What is marijuana?

Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indicaplant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds. Extracts can also be made from the cannabis plant (see "Marijuana Extracts"). Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United... Read more →


Miguel Vargas Convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child

MAYS LANDING- Miguel Vargas, 48, was convicted of 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Obstructing the Administration of Law following a 2 week-long trial, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on related Sexual Assault counts.... Read more →


Support for 'Spartacus' - All Shriveled Up

We've really come a long way in recent months. I am endlessly grateful for your support. Generous patriots like you make our mission possible. It's why we're extremely close to ending Cory Booker's political career. You can help us give Booker that final push goodbye. BYE BOOKER Cory Booker can't hide... Read more →


Game Commission and Penn Vet Partner to Protect Wildlife

New program will improve disease surveillance to safeguard wildlife and public health. [PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA] - White-nose syndrome has killed 99 percent of most cave-bat species. Chronic wasting disease continues to spread to new parts of Pennsylvania, infecting and killing deer and threatening hunting tradition. West Nile virus has left Pennsylvania’s state... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Brian Mulkeen Shot and Killed Arresting Armed Suspect

Police Officer Brian Mulkeen New York City Police Department, New York End of Watch Sunday, September 29, 2019 NEW YORK, NY--Police Officer Brian Mulkeen was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a subject armed with an illegal handgun. He was 33. He and his team were assigned to patrol... Read more →


Carpenters’ Benefit Plan Official George R. Laufenberg Indicted On Fraud Charges

NEWARK, N.J. – The former administrative manager of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (Carpenters Union) New Jersey/New York benefit funds was indicted today by a federal grand jury for defrauding the funds of more than $1.5 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. George R. Laufenberg, 69, of Harvey Cedars, New Jersey,... Read more →


Six Men Sentenced for Roles in Illegal Loansharking, Check Cashing, Gambling & Money Laundering Schemes

Linked to Genovese Crime Family Indicted in “Operation Fistful” by Division of Criminal Justice & Waterfront Commission TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that six defendants were sentenced today for their roles in criminal schemes that generated millions of dollars through illegal loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling, and money laundering.... Read more →


Maryland Sept 25-Oct. 1 Fishing Report: Striped Bass Active in the Upper Chesapeake Bay

By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources Travis Long and Justin Beam quickly hold up a pair of huge red drum before slipping them back into the bay. Photo courtesy of Travis Long As summer slips into history and we step into fall, there is a lot of exciting fishing... Read more →


State Investigating Death of Atlantic County Jail Inmate

HAMILTON –The Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force – which also investigates other deaths that occur during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity or that occur in custody – is investigating the death of an inmate who died early Monday morning after being... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Searching for Suspect who Attacked 71-Year-Old Man (video)

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 29, 2019)--Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect who beat up a 71-year-old man at the Hunting Park recreational center, 1000 Hunting Park Avenue on Tuesday, September 24. The surveillance video released by police, shows a man in red shorts walking through the park before entering the recreation... Read more →


McDaniel College Freshmen from NJ Awarded Educator's Legacy Scholarships

WESTMINSTER, MD (09/26/2019)-- McDaniel College has awarded select freshmen with Educator's Legacy Scholarships valued at up to $100,000 for each student. Children with a parent or guardian who has at least four years of current and consecutive full time employment at a K-12 school or community college can apply for this... Read more →


31 Defendants Charged In Takedown Of Two Separate Burlington County Drug Trafficking Gangs

Twenty-eight Arrests Made in Coordinated Takedown by Federal and State Law Enforcement TRENTON, N.J. – Federal criminal charges have been filed against 31 individuals for their roles as members, associates, and suppliers of multiple drug-trafficking conspiracies that distributed cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin in the Burlington County, New Jersey, area, U.S.... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter

September 16-22 Reminder for the week: Hunters are required to wear hunter orange and properly transport firearms for safety DOVER (Sept. 29, 2019) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public... Read more →


“Golden Goose” of the Mexican Mafia Sentenced to 30 Years

SAN DIEGO – Fady Esho, was sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison for his aggravated role in a drug distribution conspiracy as well as his participation in an attempted armed robbery ordered by the Mexican Mafia. The charges stem from an investigation by the FBI-led Violent Crimes Task... Read more →


Author Benjamin Ludwig visits Rowan College of SJ-Cumberland Campus- Oct. 16, 2019

(CNBNewsnet)--With the start of fall semester classes, Rowan College of South Jersey’s “One Book, One College” reading campaign is in full swing as this year’s selection, “Ginny Moon” by Benjamin Ludwig, is becoming a topic of conversation in many classrooms. One of the highlights of the One Book, One College program... Read more →


Scenario Tests FBI Hostage Rescue Team Trainees and SC First Responders

CHARLESTON, SC (CNBNewsnet)--A caller to the FBI tip line reported seeing a man throwing a backpack off the Ravenel Bridge, which connects Charleston to Mt. Pleasant in coastal South Carolina. FBI special agents and intelligence analysts, working with local law enforcement, gathered evidence that led them to believe the person seen... Read more →


Lehigh University Welcomes NJ Residents

BETHLEHEM, PA (09/29/2019)-- Lehigh University is thrilled to officially welcome the Class of 2023. The incoming class represents an accomplished, diverse group of students who represent 42 U.S. states and territories and 26 countries. Congratulations to these students on their enrollment at Lehigh - we are proud to call them Mountain... Read more →


Human Skull Found at Mailbu Beach Wildlife Area

MediaWizeSeptember , 2019 The Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area is more popularly known as "Dog Beach" to local dog owners. By NANETTE LoBIONDO GALLOWAY New Jersey State Police confirmed that a human skull was discovered at Malibu Beach, or what locals call “Dog Beach,” located at the foot of the Ocean... Read more →


Menendez Calls on Secretary of State to Appear Before Senate and Produce Documents

NEWARK – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer following the issuance of a subpoena by three House committees to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his refusal to produce critical documents related to President Donald Trump’s coercion of a foreign... Read more →


DeANGELO SEEKS ANSWERS REGARDING TRENTON WATER WORKS BOIL WATER ADVISORY

September 28, 2019, 3:51 pm | in “Since the beginning of 2018, I have taken decisive action in addressing Trenton Water Works and their inability to deliver clean, reliable water to the communities they serve. It’s unacceptable to have residents worry about whether or not their water is safe to use... Read more →


LATEST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PHASE KICKS OFF FOR NEW PARK AT PENN’S LANDING

Philadelphia residents from all neighborhoods invited to give input on the future of the highly anticipated new public park along the Waterfront PHILADELPHIA (September 2019) – On October 17th, the public is invited to join the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and the City of... Read more →


NRA-ILA: Meet the Woman Who Took on Beto O’Rourke

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 SUPPORT NRA-ILA A Colorado woman challenged Beto O’Rourke’s gun confiscation plan at a town hall last week and the video went viral. Lauren Boebert’s interaction with the presidential candidate was viewed more than 5 million times on NRA social media and was shared 190,000 times. Boebert was... Read more →


Obituary | Walter C. Scranton of NC, formerly of Bellmawr

June 29, 1949 - September 27, 2019 Walter Carey Scranton passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by his family on September 27,2019, of North Carolina formally of Bellmawr. Age 70. Beloved husband of Judy (Cavalieri) Scranton. Devoted Step Father to Gina Quirindongo. Being a pop-pop was his true calling... Read more →


McDaniel College Freshmen from NJ Awarded Alumni Legacy Scholarships

WESTMINSTER, MD (09/27/2019)-- McDaniel College has awarded select freshmen with Alumni Legacy Scholarships valued at up to $100,000 for each student. Anthony Razze of Pitman (08071) has been awarded an Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Razze is a graduate of Pitman High School. Nicholas Razze of Pitman (08071) has been awarded an Alumni... Read more →


NJ Residents Start College Career at Belmont University

NASHVILLE, TN (09/27/2019)-- The beginning of a new school year looks different each year. It can include moving into a new dorm room, wayfinding through campus or scoping out the best spots for future study sessions. For more than 2,000 Belmont University freshmen and transfer students, this year's new school year... Read more →


Obituary: Mary E. Graham of Sewell, formerly of Bellmawr

Mary E. Graham (nee Rappe), on September 25, 2019, of Sewell, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 75. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Graham and Alfred D. Lowenthal. Loving mother of Patty Antonelli (Greg Plocharski), Linda (Tim) Mergen and the late Eddie Graham. Devoted grandmom of Lisa (Craig), Heather, Christina, T.J.,... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Domestic v Wild Animals

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor For many years it was thought that cats and dogs were natural enemies. Recently however, studies have shown that when these species are introduced at an early age acceptance can occur. Almost any domestic animal depicted as having a ‘natural enemy’ can learn to live with another animal.... Read more →


Tri-Valley Trail in White Clay Creek State Park Completed Open to the Public

NEWARK (Sept. 27, 2019) – The second phase of the Tri-Valley Trail in White Clay Creek State Park has been completed and is open to the public, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today. The 1.1-mile trail links the Pike Creek area and the City of Newark. The newest trail... Read more →


Major Museum News in Philadelphia 2019/2020

Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Penn Museum Herald Historic Change Philadelphia, known for its historic museums, is witnessing major transformations within its most hallowed public spaces for art and culture. The iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, completed in 1928, has engaged Frank Gehry to reimagine many of its current and future interiors.... Read more →


EPA Partially Removes Novak Sanitary Landfill Site from National Superfund List

CNBNewsnet--PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 26, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced today that they have removed the groundwater portion of the 65-acre Novak Sanitary Landfill in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania from the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). “EPA is focused... Read more →


Obituary | Robert G Paul of Gloucester City

November 07, 1980 - September 25, 2019 Robert G. Paul, 38, of Gloucester City, N.J. passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at home. Born in Camden, he was a longtime resident of Browns Mills, N.J. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Patricia Drayton; one brother, Samuel; one sister,... Read more →


LEGALIZATION IS DESTROYING MY KIDS AND THEIR GENERATION

source MOMS STRONG I am a former marijuana user who is dead set against legalization of it in any form. I experienced back in the 1970’s how it affected my life and led to stronger drug and alcohol abuse, and I know that all the other back doors to legalization are... Read more →


Collingswood H.S. Student Charged with Bringing Handgun to School

CNBNews--COLLINGSWOOD NJ (Sept. 28, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Collingswood Police department reported that a 15-year-old Woodlynne male, a student of Collingswood High School, was charged with bringing a handgun to school today. The Collingswood Police Department was notified this afternoon by school personnel after students alerted a staff member... Read more →