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November 10, 2019

20-Year-Old Burlington City Man Shot and Killed

BURLINGTON CITY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 20-year-old city man was fatally shot this morning outside of a house in the 300 block of York Street. Kion Edwards was pronounced dead at Virtua Willingboro Hospital following the 10:45 a.m. shooting in the city’s Historic Yorkshire neighborhood. No arrests have been made. The case is being investigated by detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Burlington Police Department. Anyone with... Read more →


Destin scores 33 as Raptors give Pradia first coaching win

GLENSIDE, Penn. (Nov. 10, 2019) – Senior forward Isaac Destin scored a career-high 33 points to spark the Rutgers University-Camden men’s basketball team to an 89-83 victory over Rosemont College in the consolation game of the Arcadia Tip-Off Tournament here Sunday. The win evened the Scarlet Raptors’ record at 1-1 and gave first-year Head Coach Stuart Pradia his first victory at Rutgers-Camden. Entering the game, the Scarlet Raptors had been 1-5 against Rosemont, playing sporadically over the last 10 years. The Raptor win snapped a... Read more →


*Cpl. Marc T. Ryan Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, November 16, 2019 Distance: 5K and Walk Time: 9:00am Location: Gloucester City, NJ View Map of Zipcode Race Notes: In memory of Cpl. Marc T. Ryan, USMC (KIA November 15, 2004) * Ramadi, Al Anbar Province * Operation Iraqi Freedom. Remembering Our Fallen Brother's Sacrifice. Awards Top 3 Male & Female, 1st place - $100. 2nd place - $75. 3rd - $50. Top 3 M & F in the age categories. Special categories: Top 1 M & F Marine/Military & Public Safety Personnel (Firefighters,... Read more →


Obituary: Dawn P. Obergfell of Bellmawr

Dawn P. Obergfell passed away on November 9, 2019, of Bellmawr, formerly of Pleasantville. Age 63. Beloved wife of John Sintilas, Jr. Dear mother of Christiana (Dan), Matthew (Melissa) and the late Sieglinde. Loving grandmother of Aeryn. Also survived by ex-husband Ron Kugel and friend Jo-Ann Voetelink. Dawn found a talent for art late in life and developed friendships that were special to her while drawing with her art group. Family and friends are invited to greet and mingle with the family on Wednesday from... Read more →


U.S. Census Employment Opportunity Event Nov. 15

CHERRY HILL NJ--The United States Census will be holding employment information sessions on Friday, November 15th at the Camden County One-Stop Career Center, 101 Woodcrest Road, Suite 127, Cherry Hill, NJ. ALL candidates MUST schedule an appointment before November 15th to reserve a slot. Seating is limited, CALL: 856-549-0556 to schedule your time. This will be an information meeting on the positions available. Walk-ins can only be accepted to the extent that space and time permits. Visit your local One-Stop Career Center or call: 856-549-0556... Read more →


What is International Baccalaureate?

Gail Robinson/ GreatSchools.org Standing in front of the room, the speaker veers back and forth between two disparate works of literature: Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. In both works, gender roles advance the plot, he says, offering an array of examples to illustrate his point. It’s a typical English class at Yonkers High School. The speaker — holding the attention of a couple dozen students — is a high school junior. In-depth discussion controlled largely by students... Read more →


Obituary: John E Bartkevicius, of Runnemede; formerly of Gloucester City and Bellmawr

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace… grant that where there is doubt, faith and where there is sadness, joy. John E. Bartkevicius was a penitent man who held his Church and spirituality dear. They say that time spent laughing is time spent with God. John enjoyed sharing his smiles with his friends and family. He was a good husband, brother and friend who cared deeply about people. His generosity had made him a fisher of men. The faithful shall be set free of... Read more →


Georgia Man Charged with Scamming NJ Couple out of $86,000

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that a Georgia man who convinced a New Jersey couple to send him $86,000 to buy a recreational vehicle that he never delivered has been extradited to stand charges in Superior Court. George M. Landry III, 67, of the first block of Tregoney Drive in Decatur, was charged with Theft by Deception (Second Degree) and Elements of Computer Theft (Second Degree). He was recently arrested in Georgia and brought to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He... Read more →


Liz Stevenson of Southampton has been accepted to University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, KY (11/06/2019)-- University of the Cumberlands has proudly accepted Liz Stevenson of Southampton, New Jersey, for the upcoming academic year. Liz, is welcomed into the UC Class of 2024. Located in the heart of Appalachia, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction that offers undergraduate degrees on-campus and online, along with several pre-professional, graduate and doctoral programs. With a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students, UC is the largest private university in Kentucky and is devoted to preparing students for... Read more →


New Jersey Families Challenged to Help Knock Out Opioid Abuse

Free, Safe Medicine Disposal Locations Available Throughout the State MILLBURN — On November 9, communities across the state will participate in the 11th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge – New Jersey (AMCC-NJ) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public health initiative created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to help raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and empower families to safeguard their home through the 5-step challenge. “The American Medicine Chest Challenge’s 5-step challenge... Read more →


DRPA RECEIVES AWARD FOR BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY

ADA compliant ramp, which opened in June, recognized with Excellence Award The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) was proud to be honored with a Complete Streets Excellence Award at the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit on September 24, 2019. The award is in recognition of the opening of the pedestrian and bicycle ramp on the Ben Franklin Bridge. The ADA compliant ramp, which was opened to the public on June 4, 2019, improves connectivity between Philadelphia and Camden for pedestrians and bicycles and encourages... Read more →


GUEST POST: Defining Racism Down

November 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way racism has been politicized: Racism, true racism, is being devalued, and nothing contributes to its dumbing-down more than its promiscuous invocation. Being called a racist is by now so common that it has lost its sting. Indeed, the very concept of racism is increasingly irrelevant. For example, Julian Castro, who is running for president, boasts he is opposed to "environmental racism." Does anyone know what that is, including him? When someone says there is... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Agriculture Specialists Play Fox Catcher

PHILADELPHIA – (November 8, 2019)-U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have seen some strange things packed into foreign visitors’ baggage at Philadelphia International Airport, but there’s always room for one more interesting find. CBP seized this African fox head that two Senegalese women were bringing to a relative in the U.S. to "ward off evil spirits." CBP agriculture specialists observed an image of an animal’s skull during an x-ray examination of a Senegalese mother and daughter’s baggage September 12. The eight-inch unfinished skull... Read more →


Election 2019: Mississippi Elects its First Woman Attorney General;

With House Control Flipped, Virginia Will Likely Have its First Woman Speaker Elections were held yesterday for statewide executive and state legislative offices in Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia. Among last night's results: Mississippi elected its first woman attorney general, and Virginia will likely have its first woman Speaker of the House of Delegates, elected its first Muslim woman to the state senate, and is poised to move forward with the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The Center for American Women and Politics,... Read more →


FBI Cryptanalyst Works to Promote Forensic Science to Next Generation

Serving with STEM When FBI investigators find a jumble of code or an unfamiliar gang tattoo, they ask forensic examiners like Deneen Hernandez to make sense of the symbols so they can crack the case. Deciphering complex and unfamiliar messages is what Hernandez and her fellow examiners in the FBI Laboratory’s Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit do best. The codes they have broken include gang graffiti, gang tattoos, gambling records, and drug ledgers. Some of the codes they crack are especially memorable—in a recent case,... Read more →


PJP High School to Host Retired Marine Corps Four-Star General Anthony C. Zinnia's on Veterans Day

To mark Veterans Day, Pope John Paul II High School (PJP) in Royersford (Montgomery County), will host retired United States Marine Corps four-star General Anthony C. Zinni. He will address attendees with this topic: Leadership and Service: The Power of Influence. Monday, November 11, 2019 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Pope John Paul II High School – PJP Auditorium 181 Rittenhouse Road, PA 19468 (Montgomery County) **All are welcome to attend the event. Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit www.pjphs.org/apps/form/GeneralZinniEvent **... Read more →


Camden City Woman Admits Role In Drug Trafficking Organization

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A member of a drug-trafficking organization today admitted conspiring to distribute illegal drugs in Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jasmin Velez, 26, of Camden, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an information charging her with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: An investigation led by the FBI used surveillance tactics, confidential informants, consensual... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 21 (November 10, 2019) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →