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November 6, 2019

Camden County Democrats Sweeps Major Races

With Election of First Korean-American as Mayor of Cherry Hill and History Making Election of Women Representing Majority of Camden City Council., Camden Continues to Lead New Jersey in Breaking Barriers for Women and Minorities CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 6, 2019)--: Camden County Democratic Committee Chairman Jim Beach congratulated all of last night’s Democratic victors across Camden County, with important wins notched in the Cherry Hill mayor’s contest, the Camden City Council, and the Education for Everyone ticket winning the majority of seats on school... Read more →


NJ News Commons: VOTERS PASSED BALLOT QUESTION — HERE'S WHAT ELSE

The NJTV News and NJ Spotlight team compiled the results of yesterday's elections. The only question on the ballot asked voters whether the state should allow veterans in retirement communities to take a $250 property tax deduction, and it passed. Check the County Board of Elections for local races, and don't miss the Elections 2019 section below. (NJTV News / NJ.com) TOXIC 'FOREVER CHEMICALS' FOUND IN 500 WATER SYSTEMS A nonprofit called the Environmental Working Group released a report yesterday that pinpointed where a certain... Read more →


TRAVEL ALERT: Somerdale Road Construction to Occur Nov. 7-8

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (Nov. 6, 2019)--Thursday, November 7 and 8, 2019 between the hours of 7 am to 3 pm there will be a roadway improvement and repaving operation on Somerdale Road between Chews Landing Road and Lampost Lane. As a result traffic will be reduced to one lane of travel. Traffic will still be able to travel from Chews Landing Road towards Warwick Road, however travel will not be permitted in the opposite direction towards Chews Landing Road past Lampost Lane. Therefore if you... Read more →


TIDE TURNING AS VOTERS EMBRACE NEW DIRECTION FOR NEW JERSEY

CHERRY HILL - NJ CD-1 GOP candidate Josh Duvall released the following statement: “Last night was truly a referendum on the status quo of New Jersey politics. In multiple battleground races, Republicans - not Democrats, came out victorious.” “How could that happen when Democrats outnumber Republicans by such a wide margin? On top of that, we’re told President Trump is wildly unpopular and that negative sentiment was sure to trickle down to local races, being a drag on Republican support.” “As with most political predictions,... Read more →


It’s Time For The United States To Wage War On Mexican Drug Cartels

Source: The Federalist The American family gunned down in northern Mexico should be a wake-up call for U.S. policymakers that the spiraling cartel violence in Mexico is not going to remain south of the Rio Grande, and that the time has come to fight back against the cartels—unilaterally, if need be. The brazen daylight ambush, in which at least six children and three women from a Mormon community near the U.S.-Mexico border were killed, is the latest flashpoint in the growing instability of the Mexican... Read more →


New Police Chief David Harkins' Public Message From Change of Command Event

Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins' (photo) first public message spoken during the Change of Command Ceremony held on November 4, 3019. “Honored….I am honored to be standing here before you all, and I am honored to serve you, and I am honored to serve with you, and to be part of the Gloucester Township Police family. To my family and non-police friends,…especially my wife Lisa, my children David and Gracie, my parents, and my in-laws, my brother, my sister, and my brother in-laws…thank you... Read more →


Two Multi-Kilo Drug Traffickers Enter Guilty Pleas in Connection with Seizure of Heroin/Fentanyl

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Netcong Borough Chief of Police James Blesson announce the guilty pleas of two males in connection to the trafficking and seizure of approximately ten (10) kilograms of heroin, ten (10) kilograms of fentanyl, and $103,886 in U.S. currency, that occurred on the evening of September 18, 2018, in Netcong, New Jersey. On October 30, 2019, Vantwuan D. Williams, age 45, with a last known address in Victorville, California, entered a guilty plea to... Read more →


CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development

UNC School of Medicine researchers are the first to show in animal models that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC and CBD, can cause brain and facial birth defects if used during the first trimester of pregnancy. Newswise — CHAPEL HILL, NC – A new study published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal, shows how a one-time exposure during early pregnancy to cannabinoids (CBs) – both synthetic and natural – can cause growth issues in a developing embryo. This is the first research... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: THE LIFE OF BILLY THE DOG

Slim Randles | CNBNews The first cold nights sent Billy indoors. Aunt Ada always had room on the couch for Billy. It was different now, of course, since Desdemona passed away. She was good, for a cat. Now there was just Billy and the other cat, Boots, to share the couch. Billy was no dummy. In the past three years or so, since he became the official town dog, he not only knew his duties, but his options as well. Billy’s duties were to see... Read more →


Drug Trafficker Convicted for Dealing PCP in North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Anthony Hall, 45, of Philadelphia, PA was convicted of conspiracy to distribute PCP and other substantive drug charges following a trial which lasted a week and a half. The defendant was a member of a large drug trafficking organization (DTO) which sold the drug PCP in bulk on the streets of Philadelphia for at least six months in 2015. After a lengthy investigation, evidence presented at trial showed that the DTO utilized a property... Read more →


Abilities Solutions helps makes the workplace accessible

(Westville, NJ) -- On Oct. 24 Freeholder Heather Simmons, Freeholder Jim Jefferson and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro attended the Abilities Solutions Breakfast where Deptford Councilman Wayne Love was presented with an award for Advocacy and Volunteerism. Freeholder Jefferson, who serves as liaison to Human Services, said, "The services that Abilities Solutions offers help us make our workforce more diverse. Abilities Solutions strives to make transitioning into a job smooth for those it helps, offering supported employment, transitional employment, school to career transition for those in high... Read more →


Two Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service staff members nominated for EMT of the Year

(Sewell, NJ) – Two of Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service (GCEMS) EMT's, Amanda McCorriston and Rich Repas, have been nominated for the New Jersey EMT of the year award announced Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Dan Christy. Richard Repas joined GCEMS in 2010 and became full-time in 2015. In addition to being a full-time EMT, he often assists training EMT students in the Initial EMT Training Academy. Repas provides CPR instruction to members of the public as well as other public... Read more →


Chestnut Hill, Germantown & Mount Airy Neighborhood Guide

Art, Shopping, Dining, Culture & More In Philadelphia’s Historic Northwestern Neighborhoods PHILADELPHIA, PA--Diverse and historic, Chestnut Hill, Germantown and Mount Airy are urban neighborhoods in northwest Philadelphia, seven to 14 miles from Philadelphia City Hall. Each enclave has a distinctive style representing its communities’ past and present. All are worth day trips, and getting there is a cinch via SEPTA, the region’s public transportation system. Chestnut Hill (via the Chestnut Hill East/West train lines or the #23 Bus): With a higher elevation than the rest... Read more →


Philadelphia Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges of Child Enticement, Manufacturing of Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Linda Paolini, 44, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro to two counts of manufacturing and attempted manufacturing of child pornography, and one count of online enticement of a minor. The charges arise out of a telephone tip received by the FBI about Paolini, who was pretending to be an underage girl for the purpose of luring underage boys online. The defendant communicated through Instagram... Read more →


Genes play a role in dog breed differences in behavior

By Katherine Unger Baillie | Kbaillie@Upenn.edu | PHILADELPHIA, PA--Given the dazzling array of dog breeds, from dachshunds to mastiffs, from poodles to bloodhounds, it’s easy to forget that most of that diversity arose only in the last few centuries or so, thanks to human tinkering. People have bred dogs for their looks, but the lion’s share of breeding efforts have taken aim at eliciting particular behaviors, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s James A. Serpell. (photo) “If you look at the evolution of the dog,... Read more →


MVC Facilities will be Closed on Veterans Day

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all MVC facilities, including agencies, suspension and restoration centers, driver testing sites, and inspection stations will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, in recognition of Veterans Day. Regular Agency hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 8 am – 3 pm Regular Vehicle Inspection Station hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 7 am - Noon The MVC reminds customers to always check our website before... Read more →


Guest Opinion: ATHEISTS WHO ARE HATERS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the work of the Freedom From Religion Foundation: When I studied at New York University for my undergraduate degree, no one had a greater influence on me than Sidney Hook. Hook was one of the most brilliant political philosophers of the 20th century. He started as a Marxist and wound up a moderate conservative. He was also an atheist, though I never detected, or read about, any hateful comments that he ever made about religion, or people of... Read more →