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November 20, 2019

Maple Shade Used Car Dealer Faces Criminal Charges

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher Fletcher announced that a Maple Shade used car dealer has been charged with altering temporary license plates that were provided to customers in an effort to conceal the fact that he sold vehicles for which he did not have possession of the title of ownership. Gavry Nelson, 36, of Medford Lane in Willingboro, was charged with two counts of Forgery (Third Degree) and two counts of Tampering (Fourth Degree). He was also issued a summons for placing counterfeit license plates on a motor vehicle. Arrangements are being made for... Read more →

Cinnaminson Drug Dealer Charged with Causing Death of Palmyra Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Palmyra Borough Police Chief Scott Pearlman announced that a Cinnaminson drug dealer was arrested today for causing the death of a customer who fatally overdosed during the summer on heroin that she sold to him earlier that day. Colleen Wedge, 29, of the 700 block of Foxcroft Drive in Cinnaminson, was charged with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree) and Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin (Third Degree). Wedge surrendered this morning at the Palmyra Borough Police Department. The... Read more →

Officer Down: Investigator Cecil Ridley Shot/Killed During Subject Stop at Convenience Store

Investigator Cecil Ridley Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia End of Watch Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Investigator Cecil Ridley, age 51, was shot and killed while conducting a subject stop at a convenience store at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near 12th Street in Augusta. He was conducting proactive patrols with other members of the narcotics unit in response to recent gun violence in the area. They observed a group of individuals loitering in front of the convenience store and attempted to contact them. Upon seeing the investigators one of the subjects walked into the store but was... Read more →


Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about the gravity and specter of climate change yesterday in Jersey City. A special guest joined him: former Vice President turned environmental activist Al Gore. He signed an executive order for a new offshore wind goal: to double the state's energy capacity in 15 years (2035) to 7500 megawatts. This will lead to "billions of dollars in investments" that will "generate thousands of union jobs," he said. (WHYY / NorthJersey.com) HERE'S HOW 4 POLICE OFFICERS 'GAMED THE SYSTEM' This is excellent reporting by Alex Napoliello and Stephen Stirling — according to their investigation, four officers in... Read more →

Brianna Capacchione, of Sewell, Earns Spot on Assumption College's Women's Basketball Team

WORCESTER, MA (11/20/2019)-- The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Brianna Capacchione, of Sewell, has earned a spot on the 2019-20 Women's Basketball team. The team, who finished the last season with a 14-14 record, was selected fifth in the Northeast Division of the Northeast-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll. The team's 2019-20 captains Brianna Capacchione '20, Brittani LeBlanc '20, and Katherine Golden '20, were important pieces for the team last year: Capacchione was one of the top scorers averaging 9.6 points per game, Leblanc helped run the point guard position and was the second leader in assists per game,... Read more →

Acreage Holdings Looking at $317M in Medical Cannabis Sales with Purchase of NJ Compassionate Care

Company Release - 11/18/2019 7:30 AM ET NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acreage Holdings, Inc. (“Acreage”) (CSE: ACRG.U) (OTC: ACRGF) (FSE: 0ZV) announced that on November 15, certain of its subsidiaries and Compassionate Care Foundation, Inc. (“CCF”), a New Jersey vertically integrated cannabis nonprofit corporation, entered into a Reorganization Agreement, pursuant to which Acreage will acquire 100% of the equity interests in CCF, and subsequently consolidate their financials. Closing of the transaction is subject to state approval. With a population of approximately nine million, New Jersey is estimated to generate $317 million in legal medical cannabis sales... Read more →

Lawsuit seeks return of 'fair-share' fees paid by Pennsylvania state non-union workers

Members of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union listen to AFSCME Council 31 executive director Henry Bayer speak during a forum in this 2012 file photo. Seth Perlman | AP file photo By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Seven current and former Pennsylvania state employees have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to get back dues they claim they were forced to pay to a union that did not represent them. If they’re successful, approximately 10,000 people could end up getting $3 million back. The lawsuit was filed this month in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Middle... Read more →

Maryland Residents Spend the Most on Christmas

ChamberofCommerce.org Releases 2019 Holiday Spending Report, Highlighting Spending Average Per State November 19, 2019 – ChamberofCommerce.org published the 2019 Holiday Spending Report, detailing the highest- and lowest-spending states and the disparity among them. The report, via charts, graphs, and analyses, identifies the average amount each shopper spends per state, what they tend to purchase, and where the majority of the shopping takes place. The average consumer spends $1,047 during the holidays, but data shows that certain states spend up to twice as much. States with the Largest Holiday Budget Maryland – $2,241 Utah – $2,195 Hawaii – $1,887 New Jersey... Read more →


Outdoor Ice Skating by the Ben Franklin Bridge, Newly Decorated Cabins, S’mores on the Fire Pits, Warming Food and Drink Specials in The Lodge, All Set in a Sparkling Winter Wonderland PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 19, 2019) -- The holiday season is all about cozying up with friends and family to share in favorite winter traditions, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is excited to announce that on Black Friday, November 29, 2019, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will kick off the holiday season for the 26th year with the re-opening of an iconic Philadelphia winter experience. Opening weekend promises a... Read more →

How to Support Small Businesses

Gloucestercitynews.net (11-20-19)--Small businesses are the pillars of your community in Gloucester, providing you with an interesting, unique, and bustling town center from which you can buy gifts and essentials at the last minute. However, many small businesses struggle up against the monolith presence of big online brands such as Amazon, especially during the holiday period. Read on for more information on how you can support small businesses now and in the coming year, and make a small business owner extremely happy. Eat and Shop at Independent Businesses Your personal finances may not always allow you to shop at independent businesses.... Read more →

Franklin Township Resident Sentenced for Illegally Purchasing Tiger Skin Rug

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Loren Varga, 62, of Franklin Township, New Jersey, was sentenced to one day of incarceration, two years’ supervised release and a $1,500 fine by United States District Court Judge Anita Brody for illegally purchasing a tiger skin rug, made from an endangered species. Gloucester City News blog files In July 2019, the defendant pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Endangered Species Act and one count of violating the Lacey Act. These charges stemmed from his participation in the commercial purchase of a tiger rug, which he knew was... Read more →

Home Country: What's A Vermiculturist

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Dewey Decker showed his new business cards to the other guys at the Mule Barn Truck Stop’s philosophy counter, and each member of the world dilemma think tank got to keep one. Steve, our owlish-appearing cowboy, scratched his head as he studied the card. Slim Randles “Okay, Dewey, I’ll bite … what’s a verm-a- ….? “Vermiculturist, Steve,” Dewey said, proudly. “It means I raise worms.” Dewey, the beloved accident-prone member of the think tank, began his new career with just a shovel and his pickup, spreading manure in people’s yards. Now, thanks in great part... Read more →

Obituary: Michael (Mick) Long of Gloucester City

Surrounded by his loving family, on November 18, 2019. Age 72. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 50 years to Erna Long. Beloved father of Michael K. Long (Patricia) and Robin C. Long. Loving brother of Robert Long (Gail). Beloved best friend of Miguel Perez. Also survived by his loving cousin Suzanne Britton and his second cousin, Kim Keyack. Michael was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Frankford High School class of 1965. Attended LaSalle and St. Joseph’s University and received his PhD in Health Administration from Kennedy-Western University on February 14, 2001. Michael proudly served our country in the... Read more →

Philadelphia Rappers/Associates of “Original Block Hustlaz” Gang Convicted for Drug Trafficking

During the trial, an associate of the group was also arrested on charges of witness intimidation PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that defendants Abdul Ibrahim West, a/k/a “AR-Ab,” 37, of Brookhaven, Jamaal Blanding, a/k/a “Bionickhaz,” 38, of Philadelphia, Jameel Hickson, a/k/a “Meliano,” 41, of Philadelphia, and Hans Gadson, a/k/a “NoBrakes Bras,” 34, of Philadelphia, were convicted today at trial for conspiracy to distribute drugs and other drug trafficking crimes. Separately but in a related case, Charles Salley, a/k/a “Dark Lo,” a/k/a “Ron Harvey,” 37, of Clayton, Delaware, was arrested last week and charged by complaint with... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Tip: Can You Spot A Counterfeit Bill?

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Nov. 20, 2019)--Would you know how to spot a counterfeit bill? Are you a business owner who is wondering what to do if you image provided receive a counterfeit? Though UV counterfeit detection lamps and counterfeit money pens are helpful tools, there are many other ways to tell if a bill is authentic or counterfeit. Physical characteristics of the banknote, such as ink, watermarks, and text, are intentional security measures to help people recognize authentic money. When retail associates learn how to spot a fake $100 bill, they can help reduce the chances of a business suffering... Read more →

RESEARCH: Anal Cancer Rates /Mortality Rise Dramatically Among Americans

Newswise — Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results of their study were published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was the first to compare and categorize contemporary national trends in incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, a type of anal cancer caused by HPV, by stage at diagnosis, year of birth, and mortality.... Read more →

Two Trenton Drug Dealers Imprisoned

TRENTON, N.J. – Two Trenton men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a violent drug trafficking conspiracy that allegedly distributed more than one kilogram of heroin in Trenton and the surrounding area, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Kahlil Hampton, a/k/a “Ruger,” 29, was sentenced today to 176 months in prison and five years of supervised release after previously pleading guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Judge Wolfson imposed the... Read more →

U.S. Sen. Toomey of Pennsylvania aims to prevent future presidents from banning fracking

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. senator filed a resolution in Washington last week seeking to keep a future president from meddling with an emerging industry in the state. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey announced at a news conference in Harrisburg that his proposal, Senate Resolution 411, would declare that it’s the states that have regulatory authority over fracking for natural gas and that the president could not exercise any executive authority to ban fracking without the support of Congress. The resolution is a response to several Democratic presidential candidates who have expressed their intention to ban... Read more →

Three Ways to Reduce Your Debt Faster

Gloucestercitynews.net (Nov. 20, 2019)--Americans continue to accumulate debt at a frightening pace. From auto or student loans to credit cards, the debt piles up so fast you sometimes don't realize what's happening until it's too late. You don’t have to feel paralyzed, as it is possible to get out from under debt, no matter your income level, it just takes plenty of patience and discipline. Adjustments to spending habits, reducing unnecessary expenses, and even cutting off using credit cards and sticking with cash for a specified period of time could help in reducing the amount that leaves your account each... Read more →

Deer Hunters Reminded Sportsmen Against Hunger Program Accepts Donated Deer

Butcher shops and self-serve coolers available to accept donated deer DOVER, DELAWARE (Nov. 19, 2019) – During the current peak of the 2019/2020 deer hunting season, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that its Sportsmen Against Hunger program is available for hunters to donate harvested deer to help feed those in need. All donated deer are processed free of charge to the hunter, and the meat is distributed to participating charitable groups. Donated deer can be dropped off at participating private butcher shops as well as self-serve, walk-in coolers maintained by the Division of Fish & Wildlife as... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA, PA--Mercy Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has been selected by Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) and The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) as its official #GivingTuesday beneficiary. This year’s #GivingTuesday observance will be held on December 3, 2019. Mercy Hospice, part of the Housing and Homeless Services Division of CSS, offers stability and hope to women in recovery from substance abuse. In addition to single women, Mercy Hospice also supports mothers with young children. Women are offered life skills, parenting education, case management, recreational and enrichment programs, in a safe and loving... Read more →

DUVALL: Some Say Political Corruption is Rampant in NJ; The EDA/Norcross Hearing Charade Just Proved It

CHERRY HILL - NJ CD-1 GOP candidate Josh Duvall released the following statement pertaining to the EDA/Norcross controversy: “You don’t have to agree with progressive activists like Sue Altman to see that the EDA tax incentive hearing she was dragged out of Monday was a charade. On top of that, for a party supposedly committed to valuing women and supporting democracy, Democratic State Senate leaders sure didn’t seem to have any problem using such heavy-handed tactics to silence a dissenting voice. I don’t agree with Altman on much politically, but how she was treated in this public hearing was wrong.”... Read more →