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October 16, 2019

CAMDEN HOMICIDE: Public's Help Needed to Identify Person of Interest

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (October 16, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who may have information on the kidnapping and homicide of a Camden man. Curtis Jenkins III was kidnapped while he was delivering food near the 2800 block of North Congress Road in Camden on June 30, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m. The victim was later found deceased on July 2, 2019 on the 1100 block of Liberty Street in Camden. The... Read more →


Obituary | Marjorie L. Shade of Barrington, formerly of Audubon and Delran

July 28, 1947 - October 15, 2019 Marjorie L. Shade, on October 15, 2019, of Barrington, formerly of Audubon and Delran. Age 72. Beloved mother of Michael Anthony Granato, Kathy Diane Granato and the late Vincent Michael Granato. Loving grandmother of Jessica Lynn Granato, James Vincent Duke and Mychal Anthony Duke. Great grandmother of Branden Michael Potter and Karter Vincent Arenz. Dear daughter of Marjorie and the late Charles. Dear sister of Chris, Dee and the late Steve. Also survived by many nieces and nephews... Read more →


Clare F. Ward, Lifetime Resident of Gloucester City, Succumbs at Age 97

Clare F. Ward Surrounded by her loving family at home, On October 16, 2019 at the age of 97. (nee Gorman). Lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late John Francis Ward. Loving mother of Mary C. Schecter (late Stephen), Francis X. (Christina), Margaret M. LaPella (late Joseph, Jr.), Martha M. Cunningham (late Daniel), John Felix (Pamela), Hugh J. (Jacklyn), Clare M. Bernhagen (late Alan) and Patrick J. (Lizann). Cherished Mommom of 20 and great Grandmom of 12. Also survived by many loving... Read more →


NJ Democratic Committee Launches Spanish Website to Keep Hispanic/Latino's Informed

TRENTON, NJ – October 16, 2019 – The New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) has launched a Spanish language version of its website to keep the state’s fast growing Hispanic and Latino communities informed about the party’s efforts to build a stronger and fairer state, and to better organize these voters to support Democratic candidates. New Jersey is home to the seventh largest Hispanic population in the country. In New Jersey, that number represents almost 20 percent of the state’s inhabitants. Among this group, there... Read more →


Menendez Demands Details of Trump- Erdoğan Call that led to U.S. Troop Withdrawal

WASHINGTON (Oct. 16, 2019)--– Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today requested that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provide details regarding President Trump’s recent phone call with Turkish President Erdoğan on October 6th, which led to the President’s agreement to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. Allowing for a Turkish military incursion in the area, President Trump’s decision set off a cascade of destabilizing and chaotic events, weakening our national security and further undermining our credibility with partners and... Read more →


Paul Salcedo and Waldemar Garcia, of Camden City Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking

CAMDEN CITY N.J. – Two members of a drug-trafficking organization have pleaded guilty this week to distributing significant amounts of illegal drugs in Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Paul Salcedo, 29, of Camden, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Oct. 10, 2019, and Waldemar Garcia, 33, of Camden, pleaded guilty Oct. 7, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court, to their respective roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy that was based on the 500 block of Pine Street in Camden. The... Read more →


Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Firebombing Luzerne County Children and Youth

Middle District of Pennsylvania SCRANTON -The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Philip Finn, Jr., age 49, of Plains, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on October 9, 2019, before United States District Court Judge James M. Munley, to use of fire to commit stalking. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Finn admitted that on March 6, 2017, he used three Molotov cocktails to set fire to the Luzerne County Children and Youth Building to harass and intimidate two Children... Read more →


Camden Town Hall Knock Out Opioid Abuse

CAMDEN CITY NJ— Local experts on the opioid epidemic ravaging New Jersey addressed its impact on Camden 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 Camden 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... Read more →


CNBNews Sports: Discover These Gloucester County Golf Courses

by Jordan Fueller (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 16, 2019)--Golf lovers in Gloucester County can choose from several beautiful courses that offer not only excellent golfing experiences but amenities that provide exceptional dining and other entertainment. Photo from Elliot Black Here are reviews of three of the best courses that Gloucester County has to offer the golfer in your family. Pitman Golf Course One of the staples of Gloucester County golf is the Pitman Golf Course. Originally designed in 1927, the Pitman continues to charm local golfers with its... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: LA Captain Albert Torres Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Captain Albert Torres Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks End of Watch Saturday, October 12, 2019 LOS ANGELES --Captain Albert Torres suffered a fatal heart attack while patrolling areas affected by the Saddleridge Fire, a wildfire covering over 8,000 acres that destroyed more than 20 homes and prompted mandatory evacuations of 100,000 residents in the area. He had completed a 14-hour shift of patrolling parks and remote areas in the evacuation zone in the San Fernando Valley. He reported back to the command center... Read more →


POLL: MOST PEOPLE IN NJ SEE CLIMATE CHANGE 'CRISIS'

Though there wasn't even one question about climate change in last night's Democratic debate, a new poll suggests that most people in our state take the issue seriously. Two thirds (67 percent) of the 806 participants said they believe climate change is a "major problem" or "crisis," and nearly three quarters (73 percent) said climate change is already affecting New Jersey. Over half (56 percent) said that the government "could or should do more," and nearly a third (31 percent) said its response is "totally... Read more →


Fall Dune Grass Planting, Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep October 26th

Volunteers are invited to join the Avalon Environmental Commission, Clean Ocean Action, the Avalon Department of Public Works, and the Avalon Department of Recreation for our annual fall dune grass planting event and beach sweep. Both events will be held on the morning of Saturday, October 26th. Please be at Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the beach, no later than 8:30am to assist with either event. A complimentary light breakfast will be served and volunteers will be provided a free dune grass planting shirt.... Read more →


The Coolest Neighborhoods to Visit in London

Library in London (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 16, 2019)--If you have your sights set on exploring London at some point in the near future, you will likely not want to miss out on a cool spot to visit. The English capital is comprised of many distinctive neighborhoods, which each offer their own unique style, attractions, and charm. To ensure you don’t look back on the trip with any regrets, here are the coolest neighborhoods to visit in London. Shoreditch If you are looking for a spot that offers... Read more →


Home Country: Squash; One of the English Language Most Painful Words

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Squash. Just listen to that word one more time. Squash … one of the English language’s most painful words, along with maim and trauma and rend and okra and Liberace. Why would anyone want to eat something that sounds as though someone sat on it? The bottom-line truth is, cooks all over the place love a challenge, and they have tried valiantly to turn squash into an edible dish. To do this, they take one tenth of a portion of... Read more →


5 Things to Consider if You’re Thinking of Moving Overseas

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 16, 2019)--While you may have a great life in New Jersey, if you’ve always lived in the USA, then you may be thinking about what else is out there. An estimated 9 million Americans live abroad, whether they go to study, work or retire, but it’s not as simple as packing a suitcase and picking a place on the map. Here are some things you’ll need to consider before moving abroad. Work and visas Different countries have different protocols for getting a visa, and... Read more →


Outstanding Senior Volunteer honored at annual Senior Luncheon

(Deptford, NJ) Last Wednesday the recipient of the Gloucester County 2019 Outstanding Senior Volunteer award, Gail Nelson, was honored with a proclamation presented by the Gloucester County Board of ChosenFreeholders at the Gloucester County Senior Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held at Auletto Caterers in Deptford. Gail began volunteering as President of the IncarnationSenior Citizen Club at Incarnation Church in Mantua. She then joined GloucesterCounty Senior Services as a volunteer receptionist in 2018 and volunteered her time assisting with the Senior Picnic. Gail also serves as a... Read more →


Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years

Across Most States & Demographic Groups The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. The change occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm death such as homicide and suicide, and demographics. In all, the United States saw a 14% rise in the rate of firearm deaths from 2015 through 2017, compared with the rate seen in the years 1999 through 2014. During the entire 19-year period, 612,310 Americans died from firearm injuries... Read more →


Shore Medical Center Names Guardian Angel of the Month

Shore Medical Center nurse Malia Parohinog is recognized as October's Guardian Angel of the Month. (Photo courtesy Shore Medical Center) Shore Medical Center is proud to recognize Malia Parohinog, RN, BSN, of Somers Point, as its October Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients. The Guardian Angel Program was established to enable members of the community to say thank you to a special Shore caregiver through a donation to the medical center. Parohinog came to Shore as a... Read more →


Man Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Arrange Sex with "Boy, 15"

“Operation Open House” 24 Men Arrested in AG’s 2018 Undercover Operation Targeting Child Predators on Social Media TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an Ocean County man was sentenced to prison today for attempting to lure a “15-year-old boy” he met on social media to his residence for a sexual encounter. The “boy” in reality was an undercover police officer participating in “Operation Open House,” a multi-agency undercover operation in 2018 led by the Attorney General’s Office that resulted in the arrest... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: Beware of Scams when Purchasing Hunting/Fishing Licenses Online

HARRISBURG, PA (October 2019)--- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and Pennsylvania Game Commission are warning anglers and hunters to avoid online scams when purchasing their licenses. The warning follows several recent reports of customers paying for licenses through third- party websites not affiliated with either agency, and then never receiving a license. “The only proven, reputable and reliable methods for purchasing Pennsylvania fishing licenses and permits are through the PFBC’s online portal The Outdoor ShopOpens In A New Window or in-person from a... Read more →


Easterseals Employment Services Opens Woodbury Location

Pictured: Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones, Woodbury City Councilwoman Donna Miller, Daniela Bardesio and Vicki Sullivan of Easterseals Employment Services, Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Corporate Sponsor Kim Smith of Comcast, Woodbury City Councilman Ken McIlvaine and Assemblyman William Spearman (Woodbury, NJ) Earlier this month, Freeholder Jim Jefferson attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Easterseals Employment Services location in Woodbury, declaring the location fully open to the public. Jefferson, who serves as liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, "Easterseals strives to help... Read more →


Dementia spreads via connected brain networks

Brain maps allow individualized predictions of frontotemporal dementia progression Newswise — In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks. The results advance scientists' knowledge of how neurodegeneration spreads and could lead to new clinical tools to evaluate how well novel treatments slow or block... Read more →


TRAVEL NEWS: Logan Square Neighborhood Guide

Named for a park-like oasis that is also one of Philadelphia’s five original 17th-century squares, Logan Square best known for the historic boulevard that bisects it. More than a century old, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia’s version of Paris’ Champs Elysées, stretches from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Preeminent museums such as the Barnes Foundation, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and The Franklin Institute line the Parkway, as do residences, hotels and vibrant green spaces. Just one block away,... Read more →