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November 14, 2019

Pitman Man Wins $150,000 from Scratch Off Lottery Ticket

TRENTON (Nov. 14, 2019) – Thomas A. of Pitman in Gloucester County is a steady New Jersey Lottery player. He plays a little bit of everything from draw games to Scratch-Offs for fun. On his way into work, Thomas stopped by his regular retailer to pick up a few things and his lottery tickets for the week. Thomas stated that he normally likes playing the bigger Scratch-Offs, but since he had $5 left over, he bought a High Card Poker ticket. He scratched off all... Read more →

The Little Gym Provides Interactive Gift Alternatives to Traditional Toys

Turnersville, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) November 14, 2019 - The holiday shopping season is here. Shoppers with children on their gift lists have hundreds of toys, games, and activities to choose from, while the children who receive those gifts will soon have more choices than ever for playtime. These choices make the holidays an exciting time to be a child. “As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to choose gifts that benefit the whole child, which means providing options that stimulate creativity, imagination, and even independent... Read more →

NJDOT Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Transit Village Initiative

Program encourages transit oriented development to revitalize communities and reduce congestion (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Transit Village Initiative. Created in 1999, the initiative creates incentives to revitalize areas around transit stations to create attractive, vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods where people can live, shop, work and play without relying on automobiles. “The Transit Village Initiative exemplifies NJDOT’s ongoing Commitment to Communities, particularly in regards to collaboration, innovation, and evolution,”... Read more →


Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced new details about a campaign promise: a first-in-the-nation, state-run bank. One member of the potential bank's "implementation board" is Derrick Green, who was paid $2 million by Murphy's gubernatorial campaign. Green has been "touched by financial scandal" over Bermudan bank accounts, writes Dustin Racioppi — yet when he was hired by the administration as a senior adviser, his so-called "Jetgate" scandal faded as the governor's office focused on other hiring issues (that is, Albert Alvarez and also the Schools Development... Read more →

Jefferson Health Nurses Receive March of Dimes Awards

Old Bridge, NJ – On Wednesday, November 13, two Jefferson Health nurses in New Jersey were recipients of the March of Dimes’ 2019 New Jersey Nurse of the Year Awards — Alison Brencher, BSN, RN, CMSRN, of Marlton; and Barbara Midure-Crofton, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC, of Williamstown. Alison won the Rising Star Award, while Barbara won the Neonatal and Pediatrics Award — the second straight year a Jefferson Health nurse in New Jersey won the latter category. Held annually, the March of Dimes Awards serve as... Read more →

Senate Health Committee Acts on Bills to Counter Vaping Crisis, Curb Tobacco Use

Measures Focus on Safeguards for Young People Trenton – A series of bills to counter the vaping crisis and better protect against the health effects of tobacco products were advanced by the Senate Health Committee today. The four bills – which emphasize safeguards for young people – would ban the sale of flavored vaping products, impose strict regulations of vape shops, prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes and increase penalties for underage sales of vaping and tobacco products. One bill, S-3265, would outlaw the sale... Read more →

Delaware Shotgun season Runs November 15 to 24 and January 18 to 26

DOVER (Nov. 14, 2019) – DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind the public that certain state-owned lands are closed to public access – including hunting. Anyone found accessing these sites is subject to trespassing and other charges. Other state-owned lands are designated as accessible to the public for recreational use, including hunting. Particularly, those state-owned properties closed to the public include numerous created wetland sites established by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to offset environmental impacts from transportation projects throughout the state.... Read more →

Philadelphia Bar Association Commends the Philadelphia City Council

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Bar Association today commended the Philadelphia City Council for unanimously passing Bill No. 190386, Legal Representation in Landlord Tenant Court, launching Philadelphia into the forefront of the national movement of American cities providing a right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction. The legislation was strongly supported by the Philadelphia Bar Association. “This is a historic day for Philadelphia,” said Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Rochelle M. Fedullo. “We are thankful for the collaborative work of our partners, Community Legal Services,... Read more →

3 Charged with Murder of 20-Year-Old Burlington City Man; 2 Arrested, 1 Still At Large

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP WITH FUGITIVE Marcus S. Mackroy-Davis, 23 Still At Large BURLINGTON CITY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that three men have been charged with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old city resident early Sunday morning outside of a house in the 300 block of York Street. Murder and weapons charges were filed against the three defendants on Monday, November 11. Two have been arrested, and one is still being sought. Zahire N.... Read more →

CBP Finds Liquid Cocaine in Shampoo Bottles

HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport intercepted a traveler attempting to smuggle 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in full-sized shampoo bottles, Nov. 11. CBP officers find 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in 24 full-sized shampoo bottles. A Colombian man attempted to smuggle the drugs to Houston. Among his clothing in is checked luggage, the traveler, a Colombian citizen, was carrying 24 bottles of shampoo that contained the illicit liquid narcotic valued at over $400,000. “Our officers... Read more →

Biggest Gap in 13 Years between Highest-Ranked and Lowest-Ranked Utilities

COSTA MESA, Calif.: 13 Nov. 2019 — Overall business customer satisfaction with electric utilities has climbed significantly this year, but the gap between the highest-ranking and lowest-ranking utilities also has grown. “Electric utilities around the country have been ramping up their communications efforts, often addressing everything from mobile alerts about outages to updates on citizenship initiatives,” said Adrian Chung, Director, Utilities Intelligence at J.D. Power. “Many top-performing utilities are getting that formula right, by visibly maintaining their infrastructure and leveraging technology to ensure businesses receive... Read more →

Former Vineland School Teacher Thomas Guzzi Jr. Sentenced for Taping Boys in Bathroom

TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a former Vineland elementary school teacher who was a stage manager for a summer theater camp was sentenced to prison today on charges that he took an explicit photo of a young school student and manufactured child pornography by hiding a camera in restrooms at the theater camp to record underage boys. Thomas Guzzi Jr., 40, of Pitman, N.J., was sentenced to 17 years in prison, including 10 years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge M.... Read more →

$9.5 Million Pick-6 Jackpot Ticket Still Unclaimed

TRENTON (Nov. 13, 2019) – More than a month has passed with the $9,500,000 Pick-6 jackpot ticket still unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Pilot Travel Center #1098, located at 400 Doremus Ave., Newark in Essex County last month for the September 30, 2019 drawing. The winning numbers from the Monday, September 30, drawing were: 14, 22, 26, 29, 36 and 48. The winner must have possession of the ticket to claim the prize. James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director said, “We... Read more →

NJBIA to Honor 3 Leaders for Outstanding Support of Business Community

Trial attorney David Kott, Esq., a partner at McCarter & English; consultant Liz Tindall, owner of Liz Tindall & Associates; and the late Senator Anthony R. Bucco, will be recognized for their leadership in the business community at NJBIA's Public Policy Forum "Igniting Innovation". The event, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon on Dec. 6 at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge, will also feature keynote speaker Ryan Sweet, director of Real Time Economics at Moody's Analytics, followed by a panel discussion... Read more →

Thanksgiving Offerings At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (November 13, 2019) – If you’re still working on your Thanksgiving Day menu for the family, maybe Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City can help this holiday season with four restaurants offering a special Thanksgiving menu and a pop-up pie shop to order pies for your family gatherings. Opening next Saturday, November 23 until Thanksgiving Day, November 28, the American Pie Store, located next to Legends Lounge on the second floor, will be offering fresh-made pies for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Guests... Read more →

NJTV VIDEO-A Roundtable on the Mental Health of NJ's Youth

BY Michael Aron, Chief Political Correspondent | TRENTON, NJ (Nov. 12, 2019)--Elena Perez knows firsthand about the loneliness and stigma of being student with a mental health problem. Now at Montclair State University and the director of the March For Our Lives anti-gun violence movement in New Jersey, she was diagnosed in high school with PTSD and bipolar disorder. “A lot of my peers, when they act up, they’re not trying to be bad kids,” she said. “They need help. It’s a cry for help.”... Read more →

NJ SIERRA CLUB: Public Health at Risk Due to NJDWQI Failure to Meet

The New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute has failed to meet since December 19, 2018. Two meetings were scheduled in March and May, respectively, but both were canceled. No meeting date has been scheduled since. The DWQI did not meet for five years under the Christie Administration. The New Jersey Sierra Club sent a letter to DEP Commissioner McCabe, attached below, asking why the DWQI has not met since December of last year. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following... Read more →

Lone Offender Terrorism

FBI Report Draws Findings from 52 Attacks in U.S. Since 1972 An FBI study of lone offender terrorist attacks in the U.S. takes an unprecedented look at the backgrounds, behavioral characteristics, and circumstances surrounding 52 attacks since 1972, as well as the singular perpetrators and the bystanders who often see clues but rarely act on them. The Lone Offender Terrorism Report, produced by the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime and Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) and released today, analyzed domestic attacks between... Read more →

Do Natural Abilities Determine Your Success at Learning?

Gloucestercitynews.net (Nov. 14, 2019)--It seems that everybody knows the saying that states: “A sound mind in a sound body”. As a matter of fact, it is rightly so. People who opt for a healthy lifestyle can be automatically called wise. Nonetheless, there is also that cohort of people whom somebody might eventually consider to be “not wise” or even “dumb” just because they were born this way. This statement could have not stood farther from the truth as every single individual is wise, intelligent, and... Read more →

Clementon Resident Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography and Obscenity Offenses

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, man has been sentenced to 240 months in prison for child pornography and obscenity offenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Gloucester City News blog files Joseph Fini, 35, of Clementon, New Jersey, pleaded guilty on Jan. 29, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an information charging him with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. Fini, who was previously convicted of possession... Read more →

Syl McNamee, 90, Reflects on over 50 Years of Volunteer Service at Glendora Fire Company

Syl McNamee, over 50s Years as a Volunteer Fireman GLENDORA, NJ (Nov. 14,2019)--When Syl McNamee blows out the candles on his 90th birthday cake this month, he’ll be doing the same thing he’s done for over five decades: helping to serve the Gloucester Township community as a volunteer at Glendora Fire Company. First joining the station 51 years ago as a firefighter, today McNamee helps out in other ways as an administrative volunteer. He says staying active in the community through the fire company keeps... Read more →