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October 14, 2019

Correctional Officer at Northern State Prison Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Drugs to Inmate

TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a suspended senior correctional police officer at Northern State Prison in Newark, N.J., pleaded guilty today to smuggling fentanyl and marijuana to an inmate in the prison in exchange for money. Roberto Reyes-Jackson, 30, of Irvington, N.J., pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit official misconduct before Superior Court Judge Verna G. Leath in Essex County. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that he be sentenced to four years in state prison. He must forfeit... Read more →


Jonas Cattell Run, Fort Mercer 5-K/18th Century Field Day October 27

(National Park, NJ) -- On Sunday,Oct. 27, Gloucester County will be celebrating the 50th Anniversaryof the 10-mile Jonas Cattell Run to warn the soldiers of Fort Mercer at RedBank that over 1200 Hessian soldiers were approaching to take over the fort. A5K run has been added this year along with the Jonas Cattell 10-mile run. The 10-mile run is a point-to-point course from Haddonfield to National Park asrun by Jonas Cattell on Oct. 22, 1777. The Fort Mercer 5K course will bean out and back... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: MARYLAND POLICE OFFICER THOMAS J. BOMBA SHOT AND KILLED

THOMAS J. BOMBA Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland End of Watch Monday, October 14, 2019 SILVER SPRING, MD (October 14, 2019)--Police Officer Thomas Bomba was shot and killed while confronting a subject who was acting disorderly on the top floor of a parking garage in the 800 block of Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring. He contacted dispatch just before 8:50 am about the subject. A backup officer found him suffering from a gunshot wound several minutes later. He was flown to Washington MedStar Hospital Center... Read more →


Obituary: Bonnie J. Kennedy of Gloucester City

On October 7, 2019 (nee Morgan) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 67. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Kennedy, loving mother of Thomas J., Kelly A., and Brian M. Kennedy and dear sister of Haymond Morgan, Raymond, Larry, John and Patrick Walters, Jennie Flagg, Ethel Olsen, Shirley Little and Wanda Jones. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Services under the direction of the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City. Interment private at the... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Governor Murphy Promised!

Dear Friend, You may have read how Governor Phil Murphy has been asleep at the switch on an important issue he campaigned on -- ridding New Jersey’s cities and towns of dangerous lead drinking water pipes. It’s sad to think that up to 250,000 New Jersey school children and according to Gannett New Jersey, “likely many more in recent years,” have been exposed to lead poisoning in their own schools. What’s most troubling is that the Murphy Administration, namely his NJ Department of Environmental Protection,... Read more →


JWW Lead in Drinking Water Task Force Releases Report

On Oct. 10 at Thomas Edison State University, the Jersey Water Works Lead in Drinking Water Task Force released its final recommendations report: Lead in Drinking Water: A Permanent Solution for New Jersey. Chris Daggett, chair of the task force, outlined the recommended actions New Jersey can take to virtually eliminate lead in drinking water over 10 years. Governor Phil Murphy joined the event to announce a comprehensive strategy to address lead exposure in New Jersey. Governor Murphy addressed some key recommendations from the task... Read more →


Dubai Ambulance Adds A C7 Corvette Grand Sport To Its Medical Fleet

Sam McEachern Dubai Ambulance recently added a C7 Corvette Grand Sport to its growing fleet of high-value first-response vehicles, along with a Nissan GT-R and a Range Rover. The C7 Corvette Grand Sport and Nissan GT-R are decked out with the requisite Dubai Ambulance livery and emergency lights and sirens—just as a normal, van-based ambulance would be. The high-horsepower sports cars will be used as first-response vehicles, ensuring two medics can arrive on scene to emergencies faster than if they were in a regular ambulance.... Read more →


Kean: Our Fight for One-Seat Ride on Raritan Valley Line Has Yielded Results

WESTFIELD NJ (October 14, 2019)--Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said years of work across multiple administrations has resulted in today’s announcement by Governor Murphy of weekday off-peak, one-seat-ride train service to Manhattan on NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line. Following the announcement at the Westfield NJ Transit Station, Kean issued the following statement: “Westfield and other municipalities along the Raritan Valley Line are commuter towns. Having safe, reliable rail service directly impacts the quality of life of of our residents. Convenience matters too. That’s why I... Read more →


Booker Meets with with 32BJ SEIU members at EWR

“I’m with you in this fight,” Booker says Newark, N.J.— On the way to the Ohio presidential debates, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) addressed an American Airlines subcontractor’s mistreatment of union workers. Booker sat down with cabin cleaners employed by Eulen America, a contractor that has been investigated for complaints of wage theft, discrimination, health and safety issues and paid sick leave violations. Workers have faced retaliation, surveillance and threats at other airports. “You have no stronger partner in the Senate for fighting against the... Read more →


OBITUARY: Angelina M. Rutherford of Wenonah

On October 7, 2019. Age 90. (nee Pinto). Of Wenonah. Formerly of South Philadelphia. Survived by her loving and devoted husband of 72 years, James A. Rutherford; children, Margaret Rutherford, James Rutherford, Adeline Viggiano (Michael) and Ann Angarola (James), as well as many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Angelina’s request, memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 online at stjude.org or to Shriner’s Hospital of... Read more →


THAT HOUSE YOU OWN IS WORTH LESS THAN IT SHOULD BE

It's one thing to hear about a tax law, even if it has a catchy acronym like SALT(state and local tax). It's another thing entirely to read what Jonathan Salantand Samantha Marcus have done here, which is make a tax thing feel close to, well, home. According to a new study (via Moody's), the Republican- backed tax law signed by President Trump — the one that limits your SALT deduction to $10,000 — is costing Jersey homeowners tens of thousands of dollars. Say your house... Read more →


Camden County History Month Now Through October 31

The Camden County History Alliance invites the public to join them for Camden County History Month from October 1 to October 31, 2019, when 30 participating historic sites and history organizations throughout Camden County will be open with special exhibits, reenactments, and guided tours for adults and children. The vast majority of the more than fifty events and activities during the month are free. A full schedule of all 55 events during Camden County History Month, with hours and locations, is available on camdencountyhistoryweek.com. Visit... Read more →


DEP Lauches Initiative to Help Communities Combat "Dirty Dirt"

PREVENT ILLEGAL DUMPING OF FILL MATERIAL TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new campaign to help municipalities and communities manage fill material -- soils trucked in for developments under construction, landscape projects or for use on private residential properties, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. At the heart of the “Guard Your Backyard” campaign is a dedicated website with local guidance and a model ordinance that municipal leaders can download and modify to suit their local needs. Enacting ordinances... Read more →


Masonic Village at Burlington Presents: 

How to Downsize and Prepare Your Home for Sale The Masonic Village Join the Masonic Village at Burlington for a presentation on how to downsize and prepare your home for sale featuring Jared Willmann, president of senior move management company Byron Home, and RE/MAX agent Andrew Hirsch. Lunch will be served in the Cornerstone Restaurant, with campus tours available. Thursday, October 17, noon – 2 p.m. At the Masonic Village at Burlington, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington Township, call 609-589-4017 to register for the free event... Read more →


Camden City Students Improve Test Scores for the 4th Straight Year

(Camden City, NJ) – For the fourth year in a row, students throughout the city of Camden, district and renaissance schools, improved their results on the New Jersey Standardized Learning Assessment. Camden students continue to do better each year, and the 2018-2019 school year’s results show improvements in both English Language Arts (ELA) and math. District and renaissance schools improved from 4.3 percent in the 2014-15 school year to 15 percent proficient in math during the 2018-19 school year, and from 7 percent to 21... Read more →


DEP Has Begun Trout Stocking Statewide

FREE FISHING DAY FOR ALL AGES SCHEDULED OCTOBER 19 TRENTON – The Division of Fish and Wildlife is stocking thousands of large rainbow trout in New Jersey’s rivers, lakes, streams and ponds for the fall season. Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced that more than 21,000 two-year-old rainbow trout, ranging from 14 inches to 18 inches in length and weighing 1-1/2 pounds, along with some three-year-old brood stock (averaging around four pounds each) will be stocked throughout the state through Wednesday, Oct.... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': For the Love of Dog

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Folks think they know how much I love dogs. They haven’t any idea. I began bringing dogs home in about 1972. I started with just two, Bennie and Schultz. Later, I added Winky, Mandy, Winky and Mandy’s puppies (no thoughts of spaying back in those days), and the list grew until I was overrun by canines. And loving it. If anyone was listening to me while I was home “alone”, they’d hear a conversation something like this: “Why did you do that?... Read more →


PrimoHoagies Welcomes Another Year of Giving Back to the Community

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 2019) - PrimoHoagies is excited for another year of giving back through PrimoCares, a charitable organization created by PrimoHoagies to help children in need. During the Christmas season, every PrimoHoagies store sponsors a child in need and select stores sponsor multiple children. Last year, 135 kids were sponsored and given a magical Christmas. This holiday season, PrimoCares will run from mid October through the first week of December. On the first Thursday of December, the gifts for the children are collected at... Read more →


Bubba’s Beds for Shelter Friends Donates 100 Dog Beds

(Gloucester Township, NJ)(October 11, 2019)-– Through a generous grant from Bubba’s Beds for Shelter Friends, 100 dogs currently awaiting adoption won’t be sleeping on a cement floor tonight. One hundred Kuranda beds, a special type of rugged, easy-to-sanitize kennel bed that is chew-proof and comfortable, were delivered to Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center on Tuesday afternoon. This is the largest donation of its kind made by Bubba’s Beds since its inception in 2017. The donation comes just before the winter season to ensure the dogs... Read more →


New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease within 15 Minutes

Rapid diagnostic test for Lyme disease matches and outperforms standard testing approaches; could be used in a clinician’s office Newswise — New York, NY—October 14, 2019—Some 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes ticks, the disease if left untreated can cause serious neurologic, cardiac, and/or rheumatologic complications. Current testing for Lyme disease, called the standard 2-tiered approach or the STT, involves running two complex assays (ELISA and western... Read more →


Camden County Freeholders Urge Public to Participate in 2020 Census

(Camden City, NJ) – The Freeholder Board is working with its partners from the state, local, and federal levels, to reinforce the importance of public participation in the 2020 Census, the impact of an accurate count on our community, and jobs to be available for county residents. “An accurate census count means that our community gets the proper level of funding and the appropriate representation in Congress, but we can only get there if everyone understands what is at stake and participates,” said Freeholder Carmen... Read more →