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September 2019

New Jersey Lottery Introduces New Game

TRENTON (September 26, 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 game of CASH POP to the public,” said New Jersey Lottery’s Acting Executive Director James Carey. “This unique and entertaining game is easy to play and offers good odds of winning. Players can win prizes from 5X to 250X their wager by matching their one number to the number drawn!” CASH POP is simple to play. Participants just pick one number or up to 15 numbers between 1-15, then select a wager amount of $1, $2, $5, or $10 per number. Each one number... Read more →


Somers Point Plastic Bag Ban Begins January

mvitaleSeptember 24, 2019 Somers Point now joins 26 other New Jersey communities to either ban plastic bags or impose a fee on their use. By MADDY VITALE SOMERS POINT, NJ--On Jan. 16, 2020, Somers Point will be sending a strong message about protecting the environment with a single-use plastic bag ban. City Council adopted an ordinance nine months ago charging a 5-cent fee on each single-use plastic bag at food stores and retail chains operating in Somers Point. Fast forward to Sept. 12 and City Council made an even bolder move. The governing body removed the fee and adopted an amended ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags. Somers Point became one of 27 municipalities across the state with either a single-use plastic bag ban or... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing: Trapping In New Jersey

Beaver/Otter Trapping Permit Lottery Application Period Opens October 1 2019-2020 Beaver/Otter Trapping Season Booklet (pdf, 3.6mb) TRAPPER EDUCATION COURSES Courses offered in April and September/October Tuckahoe WMA, Lenape Farms Section (Atlantic County) October 12 and 13 Hackettstown Fish Hatchery (Warren County) October 19 and 20 Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst Range 14 (Burlington County) October 24 (evening) and October 27 Classes are held rain or shine and students must be prepared to be outside the entire time. Bring a pencil, pliers, and a lunch; wear hip boots. All other materials provided. Students must attend both days of the two-day class. Register Online 2018 NJ Trapper Harvest, Recreational and Economic Survey Furbearer Management Newsletters GENERAL INFORMATION Modern, regulated trapping is used to manage habitat, monitor and... Read more →


Obituary | Anetta DiNapoli of Bellmawr

September 25, 1936 - September 26, 2019 Anetta DiNapoli (nee Lutricuso) on September 26, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 83. Beloved wife of Anthony DiNapoli for 60 years. Devoted mother of Christopher DiNapoli and Marc DiNapoli. Loving sister of the late Dolores Laperra, Janet Capizzi and Joseph Lutricuso. There will be a viewing on Thursday morning from 8:30am to 9:45am at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 10am in the church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed by sending flowers or by making a donation in Anetta’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services at Donor Services PO Box 98018 Washington, DC 20090-8018. Funeral services under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede Read more →


Sweeney Receives the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey’s Public Service Award

CNBNewsnet--Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney was the recipient of the 2019 Public Service Award at the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey’s Pinnacle Awards. The awards dinner also honored Debra “Deb” DiLorenzo, the President & CEO of CCSNJ, and Kathleen “Kathy” Davis, the Executive VP & COO of CCSNJ prior to their retirement at the end of this year. “Since my time as Gloucester County Freeholder Director, I have been steadfast in my commitment to preserving the role small businesses play in maintaining a thriving community,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “Economic growth starts in our local communities and I am honored to be here tonight with Deb and Kathy, who have dedicated decades to making South Jersey a better, more economically vibrant place... Read more →


Obituary: Mark W. Breslin, of Gloucester City

On September 19, 2019, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 37. He is the beloved son of Marie (nee Reed) and the late Michael T. Breslin, Sr., loving father of Connor and Irelynn and dear brother of Michael, Matthew and Eric Breslin. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mark’s Memorial Service on Saturday, September 28 at 3:00 PM at the Epiphany Church, 400 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. Interment will be private at the request of his family. Funeral services under the direction of the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. Read more →


NJ Attorney General Tells Monmouth and Cape May Counties to Stop Cooperating with ICE

TRENTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued a directive to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey ending the use of so-called “287(g) agreements,” which allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deputize local law enforcement officers to perform federal civil immigration duties. RELATED: CRIMINALS CHARGED WITH MAJOR CRIMES SET FREE— The order, which revises the “Immigrant Trust Directive” that Attorney General Grewal issued in November 2018, will have the practical effect of terminating the two 287(g) agreements still in effect in New Jersey, namely, those involving the Sheriff’s Offices in Monmouth and Cape May Counties. In issuing the revised Directive, Attorney General Grewal made clear that 287(g) agreements “undermine public trust without enhancing public safety,” and that... Read more →


Pennsylvania Gov. Pushes to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

By Dave Lemery | The Center SquareSep 25, 2019 After years of being noncommittal on the topic, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf came out Wednesday in favor of the legalization of recreational marijuana. Speaking at an afternoon news conference and accompanied by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, long an advocate for full legalization, Wolf said that removing the criminal penalties for possession of marijuana had widespread public support. “We now know the majority of Pennsylvanians are in favor of legalization, and that includes me,” Wolf, a Democrat, said. “I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together, especially the criminal justice reforms I am proposing today, which will have an immediately positive influence on thousands of families across Pennsylvania.” The proposed criminal justice moves include expunging... Read more →


Cape May Coast Guardsmen and Recruits Remember

(CNBNewsnet)--CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen and recruits gathered to remember the sacrifice of the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient aboard Training Center Cape May, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. The crew of Training Center Cape May gathered at a statue erected in Douglas Munro’s honor to mark the 77th anniversary of the Coast Guardsman’s death during World War II. Munro was killed at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, attempting to rescue 500 beleaguered Marines who had come under heavy enemy fire Sept. 27, 1942. Munro led a group of five Higgins boats ashore to evacuate the Marines, which also came under heavy enemy fire. Munro used his Higgins boat as a shield by placing his boat between the enemy and the other rescue boats, which... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal Shot from Behind, Dies

SANDEEP DHALIWAL Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas End of Watch Friday, September 27, 2019 Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal, age 42, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in the 14800 block of Willancy Court at approximately 12:45 pm. A subject approached Deputy Dhaliwal from behind and shot him multiple times. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later. Two subjects were arrested later in the afternoon. Deputy Dhaliwal had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | September 27, 2019 Read more →


Massachusetts Man Receives Prison Time for Possessing Large Quantity of Fentanyl

CNBNewsnet--BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 24-year-old Massachusetts man was sentenced today to five years in New Jersey state prison for attempting to transport a significant amount of fentanyl through the Garden State early last year. Walkyns Valentin-Cruz, of Lawrence, Mass., was sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty in May to Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Second Degree). New Jersey’s criminal code presently contains no first-degree charge that can be applied to fentanyl. Valentin-Cruz was pulled over by a Maple Shade police officer on Route 73 on April 3, 2018 and found to be in possession of suspected narcotics. The results of a laboratory analysis revealed that the package, which... Read more →


Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived at Penn’s Landing Pier in Philadelphia today, Sept. 27 at 1pm.The Eagle will moor up for four days and will be open for free public tours until Sunday, Sept. 29. The crew of the Eagle will provide free public tours at select times until Sunday. The schedule for public tours is as follows: Friday, Sept. 27: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. for the public Saturday, Sept. 28: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for first responders, military and government officials; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. for the public Sunday, Sept. 29: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for first responders, military and government officials; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. for the public At 90-meters long, the Eagle is the... Read more →


NJ News Commons: FBI, PHILLY PROSECUTORS INVESTIGATING NJ'S TAX BREAKS

This spring, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal opened an investigation into the Economic Development Authority's $11 billion incentive programs — and Philadelphia-based FBI agents are following suit. It's in the early stages, anonymous sources said: interviews are underway. (Philadelphia Inquirer) BELLEVILLE MAYOR DISHES SHAME IN BILLBOARD BATTLE The Department of Environmental Protection announced this week that it will use $1 million to help Newark residents install water filters. The mayor of Belleville — which also gets its water from the Pequannock treatment plant — asked the DEP commissioner to do the same for Belleville on Monday. A "feeling of helplessness" lead him to take out this billboard. (NJTV News) CHRISTIE'S OPIOID PANEL LANDED HIM A $800K CONTRACT Former Gov. Chris Christie was tapped by President... Read more →


New Sign for "Drag Way"; Criminals Charged with Major Crimes Set Free; Brooklawn Super Wawa Opening Soon

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet EAST THOMPSON AVENUE RECEIVES A STREET SIGN--Employees from the Gloucester City Public Works were seen erecting a 15mph street sign at the intersection of East Thompson Avenue and South Stinson Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 25. There is a similar 15mph sign, which has been there for a decade or more, standing a few feet from Gloucestercitynews.net photo the new one. There are no speed limit signs at all on the other side of the street from Cold Springs Drive to Lane Avenue. Some Riverview Heights residents living in that neighborhood have named East Thompson Avenue "Atco Drag Way", after the longstanding 1/4 mile race track for dragsters in Atco, NJ. Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell said he has... Read more →


ChamberofCommerce.org Ranks Top 100 US Cities to Retire in 2019

For Immediate Release September 24, 2019 – ChamberofCommerce.org published the top 100 cities to retire in 2019, a ranking of the optimal cities for retirees based on variables that cover aspects such as cost of living, crime levels, and quality of life. Top 10 Best Cities to Retire New Bedford, Massachusetts Quincy, Massachusetts Warwick, Rhode Island New York, New York Fall River, Massachusetts Troy, Michigan Cambridge, Massachusetts Livonia, Michigan Cranston, Rhode Island Largo, Florida See the full list and report here: Although freedom increases with retirement, income tends to do the opposite. This report aims to address something that most retirees take into consideration: finding the perfect location to maximize happiness and funds. Retirement is all about planning: how and where does one want to... Read more →


Strength in Numbers – Men and Boys Health Fair

Gloucestercitynews.net-PHILADELPHIA, PA--Join FIGHT and other health and resource organizations for a day of free food, music and fun! Free and confidential health screenings and testing will be offered. Get to know some of Philly’s best and friendliest medical professionals one-on-one. Learn what resources are available throughout the city. For more information, email chta@fight.org. Read more →


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Launches PINKTOBER® Campaign

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and Research Atlantic City, N.J. (September 25, 2019) –Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today, that throughout the month of October the property will be going pink to launch an annual PINKTOBER® campaign in effort to raise funds and awareness for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The effort, in partnership with Hard Rock International puts a spotlight on PINKTOBER® as the brand celebrates two decades of its annual PINKTOBER® campaign, supporting breast cancer awareness and research. Hard Rock Atlantic City will have plenty of pink to go around starting with the building illuminated pink, along with pink florals on the exterior and interior of the building. Upon entering the building, guests will be greeted by a pink floral wall... Read more →


Widener students win at Summer Research Symposium

CNBNews--CHESTER, PA (09/26/2019)-- Widener's 10th annual Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium was held on Sept. 20. Fifty-three undergraduate student researchers, along with their faculty mentors, presented their projects in University Center. The research represented a variety of academic disciplines and showcased Widener's robust research opportunities. Robert Erianne, a biochemistry major from Rosenhayn, NJ (08352): Erianne won second place in the category of biochemistry and molecular biology. Erianne's faculty mentor was Hemlata Mistry. Lauren Kenny, a biology major from Pittsgrove, NJ (08318): Kenny won second place in the category of biology. Kenny's faculty mentor was Kate Goodrich. Brianna D'Ambrosio, a psychology major from Blackwood, NJ (08012): Brianna D'Ambrosio won second place in the category of psychology. D'Ambrosio's faculty mentor was Luke Ayers. Wilkes University... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Receives Distinguished Engineering Award

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. Sept. 26, 2019 –New Jersey American Water will be honored with a Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action. The award will be presented to the company at the Seventh Annual Distinguished Engineering Awards breakfast and ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, New Jersey. The award-winning project is an innovative transmission main rehabilitation project in South Plainfield, N.J. being completed by New Jersey American Water this year. The project entails the rehabilitation of approximately 3,400 linear feet of a 60-foot prestressed concrete pressure pipe (PCCP) water transmission main with carbon fiber, making this one of the largest projects of its kind for this application in the United States. It also includes... Read more →


How Do You Help Someone Recovering from Anorexia?

(Gloucestercitynews.net) (9-27-19)--It is estimated that there are around 70 million people who are suffering from anorexia all around the world. The disease is also known for having the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Unfortunately, the recovery process is a challenging and taxing one, but it is possible – especially if the one recovering has a stable support system that they can turn to at any point. Whether you are a close friend or a relative of an anorexia sufferer who is beginning their journey towards a full recovery, you will undoubtedly be wondering what you can do to help make the road an easier one to travel. Here are some tips for effectively supporting your loved one every step of the way. Be... Read more →


Friends of Father Judge HS Awarded $1M RACP Grant

Grant to bolster programming in the Academic Excellence Center and Welding Lab CNBNews-PHILADELPHIA, PA (9-26-19)--The Friends of Father Judge High School, Inc. (The Friends), was awarded a $1,000,000.00 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to assist in the construction, development, and creation of the Academic Excellence Center and its Welding Lab, the first of several Career Pathways that will provide enhanced career training to prepare students for high-demand jobs of the present and the future. Established in May 2002, The Friends is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation with Officers and Directors who fundraise on behalf of Father Judge High School. All funds raised by this organization are managed and securely designated for use at the school. Since its formation The Friends have raised and invested over... Read more →


Investors Bank Celebrates 10th Annual Art of Thriving

Not-for-Profit Conference on October 8 (CNBNewsnet)--Short Hills, New Jersey (September 24, 2019) – Investors Bank will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its successful Art of Thriving Not-for-Profit Conference on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Held at Pines Manor in Edison, N.J. from 8:30 am until noon, the free conference typically draws more than 400 leaders and professionals from not-for-profit organizations across New Jersey. According to Sandy S. Broughton, Investors Bank Vice President and Community Development Officer, working with not-for-profits taught the bank that regardless of economic conditions, many struggle to keep their organizations financially viable, while staying true to their respective mission. The Investors Art of Thriving conference was developed to give not-for-profits an opportunity to network with other professionals and discuss best practices in building... Read more →


What to Do About The Spotted Lanternfly

IMAGE: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This is the time of year when thousands of students, families and football fans are coming to University Park, and Penn State officials want to make sure those visitors are not transporting the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern U.S., especially southeastern Pennsylvania. The planthopper, native to Asia, has the potential to harm Pennsylvania's economy by damaging crops, landscapes and natural ecosystems, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. Vigilance is especially important as the pest’s egg-laying season is quickly approaching, noted Heather Leach, Penn State’s spotted lanternfly extension associate. “With the volume of visitors heading to campus now, we are concerned that they may unknowingly spread the insect during their travels,” she... Read more →


Route 42 Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures

Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances Overnight detour necessary for bridge girder removal (Trenton)(9-26-19)(CNBNewsnet) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane and ramp closures on Route 42 southbound as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances between Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, September 27 until 7 a.m. Saturday, September 28, NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, will close the right and center lanes on Route 42 southbound, along with the ramp from Route 41 to Route 42 southbound. The closures are necessary to allow for the removal of the bridge girders over Big Timber Creek. When Route 42 southbound reopens on Saturday morning, the... Read more →


Maple Shade Man Charged with Shooting Neighbor’s Dog

The dog, a poodle named Toby, was euthanized a day after being shot (CNBNews)--MAPLE SHADE (9-26-19)-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Township Police Chief Christopher Fletcher announced that a 64-year-old township man has been charged with shooting a neighbor’s dog with an air rifle last week. William D. Stroemel, of the first block of Fifth Avenue, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Animal Cruelty (Third Degree), Certain Persons Not to Have Firearms (Third Degree), Hindering Apprehension/Concealing Evidence (Fourth Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). Stroemel, a heavy equipment operator who is also known as Wild Willie, is in Burlington County Jail in... Read more →


Vehicle Burglar Arrested by Voorhees Township PD

(CNBNews.net)-- VOORHEES TWP. NJ 9/26/19--The Voorhees Police Department announces the arrest of Jahon T. Loyal (24) from the 1000 block of Ash River Court, Voorhees, NJ for multiple thefts from vehicles. The arrest was the result of a thorough and lengthy investigation conducted by the Voorhees Criminal Investigations Bureau. Loyal was remanded to the Camden County Correctional facility. This matter is pending in Superior Court, Camden, New Jersey. The investigation is still ongoing. Residents are reminded to be vigilant and report ALL suspicious activity. ### Address/Location Voorhees Township Police Department 1180 White Horse Road Voorhees Township, NJ 08043 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-428-5400 Read more →


NEW JERSEY TEEN NAMED NATIONAL YOUTH OF THE YEAR FINALIST

BY BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA Nzingha R. from Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County received a total of $55,000 in scholarships after her Youth of the Year journey. (CNBNewsnet)--GLASSBORO, NJ – September 26, 2019 – Amongst 6 youths in the nation, Nzingha R. (age 16) from Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County had the opportunity to see our nation’s capital while competing for National Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Last night, September 25th, the National Youth of the Year Celebration had begun and they announced the 2019 Youth of the Year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County is extremely proud of Nzingha and all she is capable of achieving. She has proved time... Read more →


One New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins $150,000

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $50,000,000 (CNBNewsnet)--TRENTON (Sept. 26, 2019) – There was one New Jersey Lottery ticket sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, Sept. 25, drawing winning the $50,000 third- tier prize. That ticket was purchased with Powerplay, multiplying the prize to $150,000. The winning ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at Wawa #433, 502 Shore Rd., Somers Point in Atlantic County. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Sept. 25, drawing were: 37, 43, 44, 45 and 53. The Red Power Ball number was 25. The Multiplier number was 03. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $50,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:59 pm. In addition to the third-tier... Read more →


GOP Candidate Josh Duvall "Calls Out" The Norcross Family

(CNBNewsnet)-CHERRY HILL(9-26-19)-- NJ CD-1 GOP candidate Josh Duvall released the following statement: “It’s amazing to me that our Representative in Congress, Donald Norcross, would have the audacity to flamboyantly proclaim, ‘NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW’ in regards to impeachment proceedings with the President, while he and his brothers Phil and George are in the middle of a very public and well-documented investigation into potential criminal activity involving more than $1 Billion in tax breaks and credits from the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 - legislation that Norcross championed.” “In Jersey, politics is a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ game and no one plays it better than our Democratic politicians.” “From the situation with Arthur Barclay, to Katie Brennan, to Antwan McLellan,... Read more →


CNBNews Hunting/Fishing: Small Game Season Opens for Rabbits, Squirrels

Air Guns Legal for Rabbits and Squirrels Muzzleloading Rifle for Squirrels Fall Bow Deer Season Opens Statewide Small game seasons for rabbit, squirrel, fox, and coyote open this Saturday, September 28. Mild weather and abundant game await, and hunters can test their skills with air guns (rabbits), muzzleloading rifles (squirrels, rifle permit required) or bows. The Fall Bow Deer Season, which opened in "early" zones on the 14th, opens statewide Saturday as well. Public Hunting Land Air Gun Hunting in NJ Small Game Hunting In NJ (includes links to squirrel ML areas) Small Game Seasons Summary (pdf) Coyote/Fox Hunting FAQ Sheet (pdf) Legal Ammunition For Hunting Coyote Hunting Digest The traditional small game season (pheasant/quail) opens Saturday, November 9. Read more →


Area Resident Killed Crossing Black Horse Pike

(CNBNewsnet)-WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ--The Washington Township Police Department is continuing its investigation into a traffic accident on Tuesday, September 24 that resulted in the death of a pedestrian who was killed crossing the highway. According to NJ.com the pedestrian was Thomas J. Corbett, 66, of Bellmawr. However, the Washington Township Police Department would not confirm their report when they were contacted today. The police department released the following prepared statement: At approximately 7:34pm Officer John R. Freitag #10134 was dispatched to a serious motor vehicle crash on Black Horse Pike (SH 42) northbound in the area of the New Jersey Transit Bus Garage. The preliminary investigation reveals a 2002 Toyota Camry was traveling north on Black Horse Pike (SH 42). A pedestrian was attempting to cross... Read more →


New Patient Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital to be named in Honor of Board Member John Silvestri

The Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey announced today that the new patient tower under construction at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital will be named in honor of John P. Silvestri and his family, who have made a gift of $5 million to the New Jersey arm of the organization, the single largest in its history. “John Silvestri and his family have been wonderful advocates for our organization for over 30 years,” said Joseph W. Devine, President of Jefferson Health in New Jersey. “Their generous gift and the naming as the Silvestri Tower will provide a lasting legacy for their years of dedication to healthcare in southern New Jersey.” “We are grateful and humbled to be able to support Jefferson Health, an institution that has had... Read more →


DuPont Nature Center Closing Sept. 28 for Winter

SLAUGHTER BEACH (Sept. 25, 2019) – DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will close for the winter Saturday, Sept. 28, and will reopen Wednesday, April 1, 2020 for the busy spring and summer seasons. The center is owned and operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits about Delaware Bayshore aquatic life. During the winter closure, the DuPont Nature Center’s handicap-accessible observation deck will remain open from dawn to dusk daily. The deck offers views of the Mispillion Harbor and surrounding saltmarsh and sandy beach habitat as well as a view of the Delaware Bay. During this time, visitors may see wildlife such as foxes, raccoons, bald eagles, northern harriers, and a variety of waterfowl such as buffleheads,... Read more →


FBI NEWS: Foster Care Agency Shut Down

Organization Head Financed Lavish Lifestyle at the Expense of Children and Employees If the damage done by graft was only measured in dollars and cents, the effects of Mary Holden Ayala’s crimes would be limited to the approximately $1 million she stole from the organization she ran. But when that organization was responsible for providing much-needed services for children in foster care, the damage must also be measured by the young people harmed, the employees unpaid, and the hole left in the community when the organization was forced to close. In June 2019, Ayala, 59, was sentenced to 33 months in prison after a federal jury in Portland, Oregon, found her guilty of five counts of theft concerning a program receiving federal funds, two counts... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY DEMANDS ACTION ON LEAD LEVELS IN SCHOOLS

This stunning report reveals another chapter of the lead crisis: the drinking water in our state's K-12 schools. Using public records, Dustin Racioppi and Stacey Barchenger have compiled a major analysis of water testing over one year, where over 250,000 students could have ingested water at school with lead that exceeds the federal limit of 15 parts per billion. (Asbury Park Press) MORE STUDENTS OPT FOR VACCINATION EXEMPTIONS Measles is on the rise nationwide: 1,200 cases in 2019, as of last month. According to a new tally, our state is no different. There have been 18 cases of measles this year — a big uptick. And more children are securing permission to opt-out of vaccinations, primarily for religious reasons. (NJTV News) NJ JOINS COURT FIGHT... Read more →


Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall in Toms River Highlights Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Community

CNBNews--TOMS RIVER — Local experts on the opioid epidemic devastating New Jersey addressed its impact on Toms River and discussed solutions with its residents at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The Toms River Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall was part of a two-year Knock Out Opioid Abuse initiative to address the opioid crisis through community outreach, prescriber education, parent education and a statewide awareness program in all 21 New Jersey counties throughout 2019 and 2020. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey held a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall in Toms River on Wednesday, September 25. From... Read more →


OBITUARY: Charles R. Marshall, Jr. of Gloucester City

July 15, 1930 - September 23, 2019 Charles R. Marshall, Jr., “Huckle”, on September 23, 2019, of Gloucester City. Age 89. Beloved son of the late Charles, Sr. and Margaret. Devoted brother of the late Louis Marshall, Sr. Loving uncle of Sharon Marshall (Marshall Witt), Sandra Orndorff (Charles), Louis Marshall, Jr. (Phyllis Gianni), Cathy Welsh (Matt), and Terri Ann Pennypacker (Rob). Dear great uncle of Alex Riley (Abby), Rebecca L. Orndorff PhD, Matthew Orndorff (Aimee), Ryan Pennypacker, and Evan Pennypacker and great great uncle of Avery, Clare, and Max. There will be a viewing from 9am to 9:45am Tuesday, October 1st, at St. Mary’s RC Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Funeral Mass 10am at the Church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Read more →


Pink & Teal Community Partner Events

Looking to support Pink Roses Teal Magnolias? Join us at a Community Partner event and you can give back by dining, shopping and more! Saturday, Sept. 28 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wine Tasting & Shopping Event at Tehen 2076 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Stop by this popular Cherry Hill boutique to sample ONEHOPE wines. Shop while you sip and a portion of wine purchases and 10% of store sales and gift cards will be donated to Pink Roses Teal Magnolias. Wednesday, October 16 at 11 a.m. Cards for a Cure - Canasta and Mah Jong Woodcrest Country Club, 300 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Enjoy canasta, mah jong and a delicious luncheon with friends. Proceeds benefit Pink Roses... Read more →


High School Sports: Both Lions and Rams Looking for a Win

By Josh Lashley | CNBNews photo credit Bruce Darrow for CNBNews Gloucestercitynews.net--GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--The entire Gloucester City High School football program is well aware that they have their work cut out for them, and then some, when they square off with a powerful Pleasantville team (2-1 overall record) on the road on September 27. But, the Lions (1-2) are entering the West Jersey Football League (WJFL) United Division contest with momentum, having defeated Pitman last weekend. “It is no secret around our locker room that Pleasantville is a tough opponent,’’ Gloucester City head coach Rob Bryan said. “They are coming off a two-loss season, finished second in our Division and lost in the (NJSIAA) Group II playoffs last year. They are coming off a big... Read more →


NJ Student-Athletes Named to Assumption Football Team

WORCESTER, MA (09/24/2019)-- The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that 97 student-athletes have earned a spot on the 2019 Greyhounds Football team. Local students include: Joseph Kellum of Mount Laurel (08054), Class of 2022 Keelan Borguet of Franklinville (08322), Class of 2022 Matthew Ringstaff of Sicklerville (08081), Class of 2021 Terron Ware of Burlington (08016), Class of 2023 Bradford Lomax of Sewell (08080), Class of 2023 Following a sixth straight winning season, the Assumption College football team was picked second in the 2019 Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Poll. Last season, the Greyhounds finished fourth with a 6-4 record. The Greyhounds led the NE10 Conference in points per game (37.2), yards per game (415.9) and touchdowns (51). They also had 12 different players earn All-Conference... Read more →


GreatSchools.org: Teaching kids to stay focused under pressure

For some kids, when the pressure's on, the ability to focus turns off. Here's how mindfulness lessons can help kids bypass distractions to do their best. by: Annie Murphy Paul | September 2018 If there’s any time when we should be paying close attention to what we’re doing, it’s when we’re under pressure to perform, whether on a test like the SAT or on a deadline at work. But too often, our minds wander even in these crucial moments, distracted by a ticking clock or consumed with worries about how well we’re doing or how much time we have left. Jonathan Schooler, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, wondered if instruction in mindfulness — the capacity to focus on the... Read more →


VOORHEES PD: The Mobile DMV unit is coming to Voorhees!

Additional Info: www.VoorheesNJ.com Location: Voorhees Town Center 2400 Voorhees Town Center Voorhees, NJ 08043 Date: Tuesday October 8, 2019 Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM The “Agency-on-wheels” offers… Driver Licenses The Mobile Units provide the opportunity for drivers to renew their license, obtain a duplicate license, change their name or address on their license, add a boat endorsement, add a veteran designation, register to vote and/or make organ donation selections. Initial licenses are currently not available in the Mobile Units. Non-Driver Identification Cards The Mobile Units can provide residents with photo identification that may then serve as primary or secondary form of personal ID. Registrations Drivers may renew their registration or obtain a duplicate registration card for their vehicle in the Mobile Units. License Plates The Mobile Units allow... Read more →


Stroke Survivor Mike Saccomanno and Friedman LLP Donate More Than $23K to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

Samaritan One of Three Recipients of Proceeds Raised from Unique Brave the Shave Fundraiser Marlton, NJ – Friedman LLP presented Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice with a check for $23,333.33 from proceeds raised through Brave the Shave – a charitable giving event created by Michael Saccomanno, a partner at the firm. Samaritan was one of three beneficiaries named as recipients for the funds raised at the event. After surviving and recovering from a stroke, Saccomanno and his family wanted to find a way to make a difference in their community. They teamed up with Friedman LLP, where Saccomanno currently practices, through Friedman Gives Back – an employee-inspired philanthropy initiative. Through this partnership, Saccomanno was able to develop the Brave the Shave concept and organize the event.... Read more →


Democrat Presidential Candidate Joe Sestak Talks About Autism

BY ADMIRAL JOE SESTAK Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), affects millions of families across the United States. As a member of Congress, I fought hard to secure the first new federal funding for autism treatment and services in over twelve years. The vehicle was the annual defense appropriations bill for fiscal year 2009 and the focus was increasing funds for families who have a loved one with ASD. At the time, I said this: “A new case of an autism disorder is diagnosed every 20 minutes, affecting one in every 150 American children as the fastest-growing serious developmental disease in the United States.” Sadly, in the decade since then the autism rate has risen to one in every 59 American children. Of course, it’s... Read more →


Authorities Seek Public's Help Identifying Brooklawn Bank Robber

CNBNewsnet--BROOKLAWN, NJ (9-26-19)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Brooklawn Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed a bank on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The suspect entered the Wells Fargo bank located at 700 Crescent Boulevard in Brooklawn at approximately 4:20 p.m. The man entered the bank and verbally demanded money from a teller. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash then fled the scene on foot. No one was injured. The suspect, shown above, concealed his face with towel. He was described as a thin, white male, dressed in a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, and was also wearing black gloves. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kyrus Ingalls at... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: The State Legislature Need to Protect NJ’s Drinking Water

New Jersey Sierra Club Opinion Today the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee will continue to take testimony from invited guests concerning the administration of the "Water Quality Accountability Act." The 2017 law imposes certain testing, reporting, management, and infrastructure investment requirements on water purveyors. The law sets a limit of three violations before mitigation must be done. It also states that every water purveyor must implement an asset management plan designed to inspect, maintain, repair, and renew its infrastructure, as well as a cyber security plan. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club released the following statement: “The law is important to address the state’s crumbling water infrastructure. Under this law, if there is a series of violations exceeding the safe drinking... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: AMICUS BRIEF FILED IN PA CHURCH CASE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a court case in Pennsylvania: On September 24, the Catholic League filed an amicus curiae brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in support of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown’s appeal of the badly flawed decision in Rice v. Altoona-Johnstown, et al. (No. 325 WAL 2019). We are being represented by the Pittsburgh law firm, Jones Day. The case involves Renee Rice’s contention that she was molested 40 years ago by Fr. Charles Bodziak at St. Leo’s Church in Altoona. The priest denies the accusation. Her lawsuit charges that two bishops tried to cover up Bodziak’s behavior, even though the diocese sent her a letter 10 years before her lawsuit encouraging her to share details of her abuse. Amazingly, Rice... Read more →


Cape May Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall

to Address Opioid Epidemic’s Effects on Community CAPE MAY —A Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, will be held in Cape May for local residents and experts on the opioid epidemic to discuss its impact on their community and seek possible solutions. The Cape May Town Hall is free to attend and open to all community members who are interested in learning more about the opioid epidemic and how to become a part of the solution. The event will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at the Cape May Convention Hall- 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New... Read more →


Motorcyclist Killed Overnight In Gloucester Township; Single Vehicle Crash

GTPD Media Release: GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (9-25-19)--On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at approximately 1:36am officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department were dispatched to the area of Hickstown Road, west of Erial Road, for a person lying off the roadway next to a motorcycle. GTPD, GTEMS and Virtua Paramedics arrived and located the subject off the roadway with no pulse and suffering from unknown injuries. Attempts to resuscitate the operator of the motorcycle were unsuccessful and the operator was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash is being investigated by the Gloucester Township Police Department’s Serious Crash Investigation Team (SCIT). Initial investigation revealed the motorcycle traveled off the roadway into an area of brush where the operator was ejected. At this time it is not... Read more →