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November 1, 2019

OFFICER DOWN: Detention Officer Gene Lee Killed by Inmate

Detention Officer Gene Lee Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona End of Watch Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Maricopa County, Arizona-- Detention Officer Gene Lee succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was assaulted by an inmate Lower Buckeye Jail. The inmate attacked Officer Lee without provocation, grabbing him by the neck and sweeping his legs out from below him. Officer Lee's suffered a severe head injury when his head struck the concrete floor. Other officers and jail medical staff provided aid until he was transported to Banner University Medical Center. He died the following day without regaining consciousness. Officer Lee... Read more →


Obituary: Eva M. Sharpe of Pitman Manor

On October 29, 2019 at Age 92 (nee St. Pierre) of Pitman Manor. Formerly of Davenport, Florida and Cherry Hill, NJ. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 37 years, Thomas J. Sharpe. Loving mother of Joe Feather (Marlene), Susan Bomberger (Joe), Michael Feather, Patti Wasko (Frank), the late Ed Feather, Fran Montgomery (Patrick), Tom Sharpe (Estelle), Beth Fallon (Jim), Charlie Sharpe (Ellen), Jerry Sharpe (Gwen). Cherished grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of 18 and many loving nieces and nephews. Beloved sister of William St. Pierre (Liz). Predeceased by her first husband, Norman Feather. Eva retired as a postal worker for the... Read more →


Where Did The Blood Come From At The Cedar Grove Cemetery?

UPDATED By William E. Cleary Sr.| CNBNews During our walk on Wednesday morning Peyton, my 5-year-old labrador, and I were surprised, to say the least, to see a puddle of blood in the grass laying under a section of spike iron fence that surrounds the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Gloucester City. The cemetery is located in the 1000 unit block of Market Street by the Cold Springs School. For those not familiar with Market Street, it is a county highway that has a continuous flow of vehicle and truck traffic running back and forth from nearby US 130 throughout the day... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: NJ REP CASTS ONLY 1 OF 2 'NO' VOTES ON IMPEACHMENT

In a hyper-partisan vote to impeach President Donald Trump on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday, South Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew voted 'no.' He was part of a very small opposition, just one of two House Democratsto do so. Every Republican in the chamber joined him. The resolution passed 232 to 196. Here's how local representatives voted. (The Inquirer) HEPATITIS A CASES ARE SURGING IN NJ, SIX ARE NOW DEAD Kudos to Lindy Washburn for this lede, which places an important fact about this outbreak — it's preventable — right up front. "An outbreak of hepatitis A, a... Read more →


A Midwest Transplant Family is Grateful for a Second Chance a Life

November 1, 2019 -- As the chill of November sets in, many thoughts turn to holiday planning, Thanksgiving preparations and gratitude. A Missouri family’s ‘Thanksgiving’ will come a bit earlier this month on November 17th as they celebrate their daughter’s two- year ‘transplantaversary’ and remember with gratitude the selfless family who donated their loved one’s life-saving organ. A week later the Fitzmaurice’s large Thanksgiving table will be surrounded by loved ones who truly embrace the essence of gratitude. Reilly Fitzmaurice of St. Louis, Missouri, was in the middle of her 7th grade soccer season in October 2016 when she, and her... Read more →


Francis L. “Frank” McGee, of Haddon Township; Payroll Manager for SEPTA

Frank McGee On October 28, 2019. Age 72 of Haddon Township. Loving and devoted husband of 50 years to Rebecca J. McGee (nee Stafford). Beloved father of Kevin L. McGee (Kristina) and the late Matthew F. McGee. Cherished grandfather of Daniel, Elizabeth, Holly, Ryan, Kristyna, Casey and Chase. Beloved brother of William McGee (Linda) and Susan Carvel (William) and brother-in-law of Ruth McGee. A graduate of Camden High School and Pierce College, he earned his MBA from Philadelphia College of Textile and Science while working in accounting for SEPTA, finally retiring as the Manager of Payroll. A member of Holy Trinity... Read more →


South Jersey Anti-Trafficking Coalition Meeting | Center for Family Services

The next meeting of the South Jersey Anti-Trafficking Coalition (SJATC) will be held on November 4, 2019, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Hopeloft in Bridgeton. Our guest speaker will be SERV staff member Nesmaida Baez, who will be sharing information about the new Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Cumberland County. The CAC will provide a variety of services to children and families experiencing trauma. These services will include outreach to the community, case management, individual counseling, and medical and legal accompaniments to support, empower, and advocate for children and their families. If you are interested in learning how you can help advocates... Read more →


Congressman Jeff Van Drew's Statement on Today’s Vote on the Impeachment Inquiry

(Washington, D.C) – Congressman Jeff Van Drew released the following statement on Thursday's vote on the impeachment inquiry: “Thursday, I voted Nay on H.Res. 660. Without bipartisan support I believe this inquiry will further divide the country tearing it apart at the seams and will ultimately fail in the Senate. However, now that the vote has taken place and we are moving forward I will be making a judgement call based on all the evidence presented by these investigations. My hope is that we are still able to get some work done to help the American people like infrastructure, veteran’s benefits,... Read more →


NEW JERSEY WATER REPLACING WATER MAINS IN CAMDEN CITY; SPENDING $400,000

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – OCT. 31, 2019 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,850 feet of aging 4- and 6-inch water main in Camden this fall. The project also includes replacing six fire hydrants and 48 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging water lines with larger ductile iron main along the following streets: South 20th Street from Federal Street to Boyd Street Boyd Street from Carman Street to Berwick Street Berwick Street from Boyd Street to Marlton Avenue Cooper Street from East State Street to North 19th Street This $400,000 investment will... Read more →


Owner of CK's Business Services Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Nov. 1, 2019)--On October 31, 2019, CHARLIE KIEN (KIEN), 45, of King of Prussia, PA, pled guilty to filing a false tax return, as well as failure to collect, account for, and pay over employment taxes. KIEN owned CK’S Business Services, LLC (“CK’S). CK’S was a labor leasing business that provided temporary employees to Flag Zone, LLC and Elywn Corporation. KIEN admitted to not reporting approximately $474,317.14 in taxable income on his 2012 tax return; resulting in a tax loss of approximately $147,665.00. KIEN also failed to withhold and pay over employment taxes totaling approximately $41,404.50 during the same... Read more →


New compound helps find early signs of liver damage

Novel collagen-targeted protein MRI contrast agent enables non-invasive detection of early stage of liver fibrosis by MRI. Jenny J. Yang, Ph.D., Georgia State University A new compound that binds to, and enables MRI imaging of, liver cells in the early stage of disease, has been developed by scientists supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the NIH. Researchers report that, in imaging studies of animal models of liver disease, the new compound (a protein-based MRI contrast agent) can accurately detect early stages of chronic liver disease, including mild fibrosis. The new compound was also able... Read more →


Maryland Anglers Seeing Lots of Trout and Sea Bass

Maryland Fishing Report – Oct. 30 By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources Herb Floyd takes one last look at this Choptank River striped bass being carefully released to fight another day. Photo by Herb Floyd As October comes to a close, Maryland anglers will find there are plenty of treats and no tricks awaiting them. The fall stocking program has released a very generous amount of trout across Maryland; Chesapeake Bay anglers are enjoying some of the season’s finest light-tackle action; and sea bass fishing off Ocean City has been excellent. Forecast Summary: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: The... Read more →


Camden County Paddle Boat & Kayak Rentals

PENNSAUKEN, NJ --The Camden County Board of Freeholders is excited to offer paddle boat and kayak rentals along the Cooper River. Rentals are available from 11 AM to 5 PM on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays (From Memorial Day through Labor Day). Paddle boat rentals cost $20 for an hour on the river, and kayak rentals cost $30 per hour. Special rates are available during the week for those who wish to stay out on the river for longer. The concession stand is located at the corner of Cuthbert Blvd. and North... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s New Jersey Hospitals Recognized for Stroke Care  

Voorhees, NJ, October 31, 2019 – Jefferson Health’s New Jersey hospitals, in Cherry Hill, Stratford, and Washington Township, have earned a place in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association roster of hospitals recognized for achievement in its Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke healthcare quality program. The list of award-winning hospitals appears in a 2019 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" issue congratulatory ad. Earlier this year, each Jefferson NJ hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke: Gold Plus Achievement Award, recognizing their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized,... Read more →


Delia Associates Announced As NJ Packaging Executives Club Platinum Sponsor

(Whitehouse, NJ – October 2019) – Delia Associates, a leading New Jersey-based business branding and marketing firm, recently announced its Platinum Level Sponsorship of the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC). Prior to this, Delia Associates and its President, Ed Delia, have been participants in NJPEC events for many years. Known for its proven ability to build packaging brands from the ground up, this new sponsorship by the award-winning firm demonstrates its increased support for the future growth and success of the NJPEC organization. Among several tiers of sponsorship, the Platinum Level is the highest, providing a diversity of opportunities to... Read more →


Humane Society Endorsements For Assembly

State Assembly: District 7: Carol Murphy (D) District 14: Daniel Benson (D) District 15: Anthony Verrelli (D) District 16: Andrew Zwicker (D) District 16: Roy Freiman (D) District 20: Jamel Holley (D) District 26: Christine Clarke (D) District 27: Mila Jasey (D) District 27: John McKeon (D) District 30: Sean Kean (R) District 31: Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D) District 35: Benjie Wimberly (D) District 37: Gordon Johnson (D) At the Humane Society Legislative Fund, our mission is to get political for animals by ensuring animals have a voice in the halls of Congress and state legislatures, educating elected officials and the public... Read more →


CBP at Newark Intercepts Evasive Pest

Release Date: October 30, 2019 K-9 Agriculture Specialists Detect insect During passenger inspection NEWARK NJ--On October 6, CBP Agriculture Specialist K-9 Brodie alerted to a passenger’s bag arriving from Bari, Italy via Frankfurt, Germany. CBP Agriculture Specialists performed an inspection of the passenger’s bags revealing four different undeclared, prohibited plant items, including pomegranates. Further examination of the pomegranates led to the discovery of an insect with bee-like wings. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) identified the insect as Monosteira unicostata, the “Almond bug.” Although now found in Canada, USDA reports that this pest... Read more →


Five Pieces of Advice For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Gloucestercitynews.net (November 1, 2019)--Do you have aspirations of being an entrepreneur? Being an entrepreneur is one of the most rewarding things that you can do, but it can also be incredibly challenging, demanding and competitive. You need to have the right mindset and skills to be a successful entrepreneur, but provided that you are willing to put the work in, then there is no reason why you can’t succeed. For aspiring entrepreneurs, there are a few tips to keep in mind which will hopefully give you the confidence to pursue your business ideas and find some success along the way. Read... Read more →


Students Explore Philadelphia Literary Culture in PhillyX Course

PHILADELPHIA PA (October 29, 2019)--From libraries and local bookstores to community gatherings and readings, there is a vibrant literary culture in Philadelphia. Ursinus students are tapping into that culture in “Philly Word,” a Philadelphia Experience (PhillyX) course taught by Nzadi Keita, associate professor of English and coordinator of African American/Africana studies. In PhillyX, Ursinus students live, work and study in Philadelphia. Philly Word is all about individual experience and how each student can document those experiences in creative ways. Throughout the semester, students are soaking in Philadelphia culture by attending inspiring sites and literary events; taking a trip to the Free... Read more →