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December 1, 2019

Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions on portions of I-78, I-80 and I-287 start at midnight tonight

Winter Weather Alert** Avoid Unnecessary Travel during the Storm (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today issued acommercial vehicle travel restriction on portions of I-78, I-80, and I-287 starting at 12 midnight tonight. The winter storm is expected to produce difficult travel conditions across the northwest portion of the State due to accumulated snow and ice that will cause limited visibility on the roadways and disrupt snowplow operations, especially during the morning and evening commuting period on Monday, December 2.... Read more →


Two Sisters Says Archdiocese of Newark and Harrisburg Diocese Protected Priest

FORTNEY FAMILY TO ANNOUNCE FILING LAWSUIT AT DECEMBER 2 PRESS CONFERENCE IN NEWARK At a press conference in Newark, New Jersey on December 2, 2019, Fortney Family sisters Patty Fortney-Julius and Lara Fortney-McKeever, along with their attorney, Benjamin D. Andreozzi, Esq., will announce the filing of a civil lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Harrisburg (PA) under New Jersey’s newly enacted civil window legislation. Patty and Lara’s lawsuit outlines priest Augustine Giella’s heinous sexual abuse of multiple of the Fortney Family... Read more →


Governor Murphy Urges Residents to Prepare for Two-Part Snow Storm

Wintry Mix of Rain and Snow Will Cause Hazardous Conditions Sunday and Monday WOODBRIDGE (Dec. 1, 2019)-- – As winter weather moves into New Jersey Sunday and Monday, Governor Phil Murphy today encouraged residents to prepare for the winter storm and hazardous travel conditions. The Administration is continuously monitoring weather conditions as the holiday weekend ends and the work week begins. New Jerseyans are encouraged to prepare for messy road conditions Sunday and Monday and are strongly encouraged to use public transportation if possible. “New... Read more →


Rutgers-Camden leads wire to wire to beat Gallaudet women, 67-57

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 1, 2019) – The Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team scored the first nine points of the game and never trailed as it defeated Gallaudet University, 67-57, in a non-conference game here Sunday afternoon. The Scarlet Raptors improve to 5-1, while the Bison fall to 1-3. Rutgers-Camden took the lead for good, at 2-0, on a layup by freshman center Kayla Newton 1:05 into the contest. The Scarlet Raptors built their lead to 9-0, aided by four points from senior guard Fatimah Williams,... Read more →


Buena Vista Township Taxpayers Pay $185,000 to Settle Lawsuit

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yacovelli served as business administrator for the Ocean City Board of Education until his October 7, 2014 resignation. Yacovelli also previously served as a member of the Audubon Board of Education. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (December 1, 2019)—A lawsuit filed against the Buena Regional Board of Education, Atlantic County, was settled in May for $185,000, according to John Paff of New Jersey Civil Settlements. The suit was brought by a confidential secretary to the district's business administrator... Read more →


The Top 6 Frequently Made Automation Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Gloucestercitynews.net (Dec. 1, 2019)--Testing is a vital procedure in the development of products, software or hardware, separate components in order to find and eradicate errors, ensure that it’ll perform well and have good output. Test automation can also be described as a method of utilizing an automated testing tool to check, analyze and predict expected results to actual ones. It intends using software to automatically perform the most difficult testing jobs or carry out ones that may appear many times, usually more than once or... Read more →


West Philadelphia Pharmacy Employee Convicted

in Illegal Oxy Pill Mill Scheme PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Anmol Singh Kamra, 27, of Upper Darby, PA was convicted today at trial with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone outside the usual course of professional practice and with no legitimate medical purpose. Kamra, a pharmacy technician at Campus Pharmacy in West Philadelphia, conspired with George Fisher, a physician, and Frank Brown, both charged separately, to illegally distribute thousands of oxycodone pills to people suffering from addiction. From about December 2012... Read more →


Holiday Crab Shell Painting Fundraiser

MediaWize Get out your paint brushes and test out your artistic abilities on some crab shells. (Photo courtesy Suasion Communications) The Patcong Creek Foundation (PCF) will host its annual Painting for Patcong Creek holiday crab shell painting fundraiser, along with a private showing of the documentary “On The Line: The Story of America’s Largest Crabbing Tournament,” on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seashore Science Center in Somers Point, 599 Marks Road. “Crab shell painting brings out the artist in everyone,” said Jenn... Read more →


Gloucester County Sheriff's Office nabs #10

on Sheriff Morina’s most wanted list (Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina announced that Daquan Stratton, of Glassboro, #10 on the Sheriff’s Top Ten Most Wanted List, was located and arrested on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Stratton was arrested by the Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit in Glassboro. He was wanted for seven Violations of Probation warrants with the original charges being the following: Four counts of Burglary, three counts of Theft and Criminal Attempt. He also had a Child Support Warrant for $8701. He... Read more →


ACUA Holiday Food Drive Dec. 2-13

MediaWize To participate in the ACUA Holiday Food Drive, just fill any bag or box with your donation and leave at the curb on your recycling day between December 2 and December 13. ATLANTIC COUNTY NJ--Beginning Monday, December 2 and continuing through Friday, December 13, Atlantic County residents are urged to place non-perishable food items at the curb on their recycling collection day as part of the 29th annual Holiday Food Drive. Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) recycling crews will collect the food in conjunction... Read more →


TOMS RIVER MAN CHARGED WITH NARCOTICS DISTRIBUTION

TOMS RIVER NJ--Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today the culmination of a two month long cooperative multi-agency investigation into narcotics distribution in the Toms River area. An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’ s Office Narcotics Strike Force and the Toms River Township Police Special Enforcement Team revealed that a residence in Toms River was being utilized to store and distribute quantities of Cocaine and Marijuana. On Friday, November 21, 2019, detectives executed a no-knock search warrant at a residence in Toms River.... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Consumer Tip: Tomorrow is CyberMonday.....

Here are some tips for ordering online: -Shop from a secure computer -Search for deals on retail sites not search engines -Use trusted vendors -Review credit card and bank statements regularly - Don't use debit cards online- use credit cards -use unique passwords and logon information for every site visited And remember the packages will be delivered to your home so you need to think about keeping those packages out of thieves hands once they area delivered.... -Use a wireless home monitoring system with alerts... Read more →


Terri Bailey, of Atlantic City Sentenced to 25 Years

MAYS LANDING – Terri Bailey, of Atlantic City (photo) was sentenced weapons charges on Friday before Judge Donna Taylor to 25 years in New Jersey state prison, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Judge Taylor found that a discretionary extended term was warranted under the law and imposed a sentence of 25 years with a 12 ½ years parole in eligibility for a charge of first degree possession of handgun by a person previously convicted of a (No Early Release Act) NERA offense. After... Read more →


SUNDAY HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

HARRISBURG, PA - It’s official: expanded Sunday hunting is coming to Pennsylvania in 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf today signed into law Senate Bill 147, which permits additional hunting on three Sundays per calendar year – one within the archery deer season, one within the firearms deer season and one selected by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The law will take effect Feb. 25, 2020, and the first new Sunday hunting opportunities will be identified by the Game Commission thereafter. In Pennsylvania, Sunday hunting generally is limited... Read more →


Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Raise Minimum Wage

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square The state Senate has passed legislation to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania from $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour by 2022, but the move, which now heads to the state House for consideration, does not have universal support. Raising the minimum wage “will cut off access to work experience for those trying to enter or re-enter the workforce, such as teenagers and former inmates, halting economic progress in its tracks for many Pennsylvanians,” Commonwealth Foundation Vice... Read more →


Wreaths of Remembrance Dec. 7

(Monroe Township, NJ) On Saturday, Dec. 7, residents are invited to gather at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery to help remember those men and women who defended our country's freedom during the annual Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "By placing these wreaths annually, we continue to show our thanks to those who gave their lives and show that we remember them and will continue to do so for years to come." The Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremony is open to... Read more →


PRELIMINARY THREE-DAY BEAR HARVEST RESULTS

HARRISBURG, PA - Through three days of Pennsylvania’s general bear season, hunters have harvested 1,498 bears, with bears taken in 52 counties. That compares to a three-day 1,833 in the 2018 general season. However, the 2019 general season harvest is complemented by a large bear harvest during new and expanded early bear seasons for muzzleloader, firearms and archery hunters. Factoring in the early season harvest, 3,373 bears have been taken through Tuesday. That already tops the 2018 total bear harvest of 3,153, with plenty more... Read more →


Bergen County Doctor Pleads Guilty to Submitting More than $32,000 in False Claims

Faces Five-Year Prison Sentence for Health Care Claims Fraud TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (“OIFP”) announced today that a Bergen County family practitioner is facing five years in prison for submitting more than $32,000 in false claims to an insurance company for health care services he never rendered. Dr. Robert Delagente, 45, of Oakland, who practiced at North Jersey Family Medicine, pleaded guilty to a one-count accusation charging him with second-degree health care claims fraud.... Read more →


Mental Health board member recognized for 20 years of service

(West Deptford, NJ) Gloucester County Freeholder Jim Jefferson recognized Elaine Vets for her 20 years of service to the Gloucester County Mental Health Board. Elaine has made it a priority to learn about the community mental health services, promote education and advocate for individuals experiencing mental illness. She has been an appointed member on the Mental Health Board for 20 years, 15 of which she has served as chairperson. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The Mental Health Board promotes understanding and education towards those... Read more →


North Jersey Oral Surgeon License Revoked

Final Decision Initial Decision NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that the State Board of Dentistry (“the Board”) revoked the license of a North Jersey oral and maxillofacial surgeon and ordered him to pay more than $500,000 in penalties, costs, and restitution to patients for engaging in “hit and run dentistry” that left a swath of harmful consequences for patients in four counties. Dr. Andrew Maron, who owned a string of dental practices in Monmouth, Passaic,... Read more →


Tax Preparer and Her Husband Face Prison Time for Operating Tax Fraud Scheme

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that a tax preparer, her husband, and a co-conspirator were sentenced to prison or face prison after pleading guilty for their roles in a scheme in which they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars by filing false tax returns with the State of Hawaii to obtain refunds. They tried to steal over $400,000, but because some filings were denied, the actual loss was $246,667. Twelve other defendants face probation in the Hawaii tax fraud scheme. Another... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 24 (Dec. 1, 2019) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe. 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 →