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January 5, 2020

Democrat Congressional Candidate Flora Says ICE Contract with Essex County Jail Has To Go!

(January 4, 2020)--US Democratic Primary Congressional Candidate John Flora (NJ-10) has a clear message for leadership in Essex County. “We are a sanctuary state, not a detention state,” said Flora. This comment comes in response to the Essex County Freeholders’ recent decision to approve the creation of a civilian task force to oversee the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We need to stop housing ICE detainees in Newark. It has succeeded more in tearing families apart than in finding criminals or making our neighborhoods safer.” Flora... Read more →


Egg Harbor Township Man Murdered in his Home

MAYS LANDING- A 24 year-old man is the victim of a fatal shooting in his Egg Harbor Township home, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. At 11:20 p.m., Thursday, January 2, Egg Harbor Township Police received a 911 call with a report of a shooting at 109 Vermont Avenue. When police arrived they found a male resident of the home who was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds. Arturo Barrera III was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy will be performed today. No... Read more →


Thomas C. Epley of Runnemede age 62

Thomas C. Epley, suddenly on January 3, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 62. Beloved husband to Eleanor (nee Guenette). Devoted father to Lisa Ramtahal (Antonio). Loving grandfather to Hanna, Elisabeth, and Juliet. Cherished son of Margaret (nee Todd) and the late Millard B. Epley Jr. Dear brother to the late Millard B. Epley III “Bud”. There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am Wednesday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am at the funeral home. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville. Family requests that... Read more →


U.S. Democratic Primary Congressional Candidate John Flora (NJ-10) Says Media Attacks are Unfair

January 3, 2020, OPEN LETTER FROM US DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JOHN FLORA (NJ-10) “Dear Reader: The media has put a spin on my words and has framed me as an anti-Semite. That is simply not true. My name is John Flora. I am a teacher and resident of Jersey City. I hear what goes on and I see what goes on. I also know about distractions to progress. This allegation and gas-lighting from a radio “personality” has distracted everyone from my words. I was... Read more →


People Like Pennsylvania But.....

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square The number of Americans on the move might have reached a 65-year-low in 2019, but Census Bureau data shows Pennsylvania ranked among the top states for both attracting and losing residents. A recent report by STORAGECafé, which bills itself as a storage rental marketplace, reports that Pennsylvania is the 10th most popular destination for people moving from another state. In 2018, the state attracted 253,000 newcomers. Pennsylvania attracted more residents from New Jersey than anywhere else. The site... Read more →


Camden County Offering Free Senior & Disabled Legal Workshop

The Camden County Board of Freeholders, the Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Senior and Disabled Services, and the Surrogate’s Office are holding free legal workshops for senior and disabled residents of Camden County. Those attending the workshop receive, at no cost, a Last Will and Testament, an Advance Directive for Health Care (Living Will), and Power of Attorney. Senior participants are required to be Camden County residents aged 60 and over, while disabled citizens must be aged 18 and over. Workshops... Read more →


Senator Tom Kean Calls on Governor to End Attacks on Freelance Reporters & The Media

Local Publisher Set to Reduce Community Coverage After Being Fined by State for Using Independent Contractors Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (photo) called on the Murphy Administration to end its attacks on independent contractors and the media after the Westfield Leader was fined for not classifying freelance reporters and photographers as employees. “Many people choose to freelance for a variety of reasons, and those self-employed individuals make it possible for small media outlets like the Westfield Leader to offer comprehensive coverage of local government meetings,... Read more →


Face of Defense: Leading From Experience

Changing your career course isn't always easy. Sometimes, it's not even a change you want to make. For Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Freddy Torres, change and adversity aren't new. For the past year, Torres has been the chief instructor for the Headquarters and Support Battalion's professional military education program, specifically teaching the Corporals' Course and Lance Corporal Seminar at Camp Pendleton, California. Before that, he was an infantryman and earned the Purple Heart after suffering a serious leg wound in Afghanistan. Doctors gave him little... Read more →


Dyheam Williams, 18, Charged with Murdering the Owner of Shamrock Deli

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 5, 2020)--Dyheam Williams, 18, of Lindenwold, NJ, was charged this morning in connection with the fatal stabbing of Jerome Pastore in Haddon Township. Williams was charged with Murder, Jerome Pastore (image source social media) Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo. On January 3, 2020, at approximately 4:50 p.m., officers from Oaklyn, Audubon and Haddon Township Police Departments... Read more →


Former Jersey City Official Charged with Stealing JCETP Funds

NEWARK, N.J. – The former acting executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP) has been charged with embezzling JCETP funds, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Sudhan M. Thomas, 44, (photo) of Jersey City, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with embezzling funds from an organization receiving federal funds. Thomas is expected to make his initial appearance on Jan. 9, 2020, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court. According to the complaint: Thomas served as JCETP’s acting... Read more →


Tahj'ae Coleman of Willingboro was a member of the EMU Student Government Association

HARRISONBURG, VA (01/03/2020)-- Tahj'ae Coleman of Willingboro (08046) was a member of the EMU Student Government Association during the Fall 2019 semester. The Student Government Association consists of 4-5 executive members and 13 senators, nominated by the student body. The purpose of the Student Government Association, as stated in their constitution, is to develop responsible student leadership and to acknowledge the opportunity and obligation of students to participate in addressing student and institutional concerns. Members sponsor beneficial student activities and organizations, stimulate communication and cooperation... Read more →


ICE: Philadelphia's Sanctuary City Title Puts Safety of Public at Risk

ICE arrests 17 criminal aliens on 5-day operation PHILADELPHIA – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Philadelphia arrested 17 criminal aliens during a 5-day enforcement operation ending Dec. 13. Five of the criminal aliens apprehended were previously released by the city of Philadelphia due to the sanctuary city policies. The crimes of these individuals ranged from multiple DUIs to possession and intent to distribute Heroin, as well as violating U.S. immigration law. Arrests include: A 33 years-old citizen... Read more →


American Life League Calls for Catholic Response to Murphy's $9.5M Bailout of Planned Parenthood

"Planned Parenthood is a vicious, racist institution whose actions are diametrically opposed to Catholic moral and social teaching"~American Life League president Judie Brown WASHINGTON, D.C. (03 January 2020) — American Life League president Judie Brown issued the following statement calling on Bishop James F. Checchio of the Catholic Diocese of Metuchen to impose canonical sanctions against New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy: Planned Parenthood is a vicious, racist institution whose actions are diametrically opposed to Catholic moral and social teaching. For Murphy to shovel $9.5 million... Read more →


Dillion Rodney, of Pemberton Reenlists for Continued Service in NY Army National Guard

LATHAM, NY (01/03/2020)-- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Dillion Rodney from Pemberton, N.J. reenlisted to continue service with the Battery B, 1-258th Field Artillery. "It's great to see Soldiers staying in the Army and continuing to serve their State and Nation in the New York Army National Guard," Shields said. "The... Read more →


Pittsburg/Scranton Market Lucrative for House Flipping

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square Homebuyers snapping up residential properties and subsequently selling them in short order were able to more than double what they initially paid in two areas of Pennsylvania, according to a recent report. Researchers with ATTOM Data Solutions, a company specializing in property and real estate records, stated home flippers in the metropolitan statistical areas within Pittsburgh and Scranton were able to sell homes at greater price points in the third quarter of 2019. The information is included in... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 6 No. 28 (Jan. 5, 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 →