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January 13, 2020

PET OF THE WEEK: Venus

She is a happy & friendly, 2-year old Choc-Lab-mix. She came to us locally when her family lost their home. Venus loves to be with people and get as much attention as she can. She is particularly fond of belly rubs. She is a bit strong on leash, but she is very obedient, eager to please, and appears to be housebroken as well. Venus would love a home with a fenced yard, and might do best with older children, as she was never around little... Read more →


Williams joins 1,000-point club as Raptor women win fourth straight

PHOENIXVILLE, Penn. (Jan. 13, 2020) – Senior guard Fatimah Williams scored a game-high 18 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as the Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team rolled to a 66-55 victory over the University of Valley Forge in a non-conference game here Monday night. The victory was the fourth straight for the 9-5 Scarlet Raptors, while the Patriots fell to 2-7 with their fifth consecutive loss. Williams, the Raptors’ team captain, became the 14th player in program history to join the elite 1,000-point... Read more →


Mount Laurel Resident Indicted for Running Investment Scam

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 59-year-old Mount Laurel man has been indicted for stealing $77,000 from a woman who had given him the money to invest in what she believed were legitimate business ventures. Jeffrey B. Jasner, (photo)of the 200 block of Evans Court, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of Theft by Deception (Second Degree). The indictment was returned January 9 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The investigation revealed... Read more →


'FAR-REACHING' SCHOOL SEGREGATION LAWSUIT BEGINS

On Friday, a Superior Court judge ruled that a lawsuit against the state alleging widespread segregation in public schools may proceed. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal requested a long discovery period so it may gather data to defend its side of the case; the judge approved. But she didn't force the plaintiffs to name any school districts as defendants. (WHYY / NJ Spotlight) VACCINATION BILL IS IN TROUBLE IN TRENTON AGAIN The legislation that's drawn anti-vax protestors to Trenton is now on more uncertain footing.... Read more →


Does Chairman Currie Understand What It Means To ‘Say Anything, Tell Any Lie’

Norcross wants it both ways on Economic Opportunity Act COLLINGSWOOD – Claire Gustafson, Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s first congressional district, congratulated John Currie on getting re-elected Democrat state party chairman and asked if the Chairman understood what it really means to “say anything, tell any lie” to hold onto a seat in congress. Currie’s “say anything, tell any lie” comments were directed at Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew in the second congressional district last week after the congressman added “Phil Murphy to... Read more →


YOUR GOVERNMENT: Recycling, Climate Funding, EV Charging Station Bills Go to Gov’s Desk

The following bills have passed both the Assembly and the Senate and are on their way to the Governor’s desk. A5681/5682 (Pinkin) / S3939/3944 (Smith): Establishes Recycling Market Development Council. The Council would look at existing recycling markets and recommend ways to stimulate recycling and how to reduce contamination of collected recyclables. The bill passed the Assembly with a vote of 76-0-0. “We’re seeing a major drop in recycling in New Jersey. In the early 1990’s, we recycled over half of municipal and household waste.... Read more →


Philadelphia Customs/Border Patrol Seize Unreported Money from Woman Leaving USA

Release Date: January 13, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – The most important advice U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers passengers traveling to and from the United States is to provide truthful declarations to CBP officers when inspected. A woman heading to Lebanon learned this simple rule when CBP officers seized more than $15,000 in unreported currency Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport. CBP officers seized $15,085 in unreported currency. CBP officers encountered the woman, who is a Lebanese citizen and lawful permanent resident of the U.S. as... Read more →


Temple University Hospital and Guthrie Announce Strategic Affiliation for Heart Transplant

(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital and Guthrie are announcing an affiliation for heart transplant and advanced heart failure services that will provide patients living in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York streamlined access to Temple’s heart transplant and advanced heart failure specialists. This will allow Guthrie to expand its heart failure services through an affiliation with the Temple Advanced Heart Failure Program and offers greater coordination and management of patients with advanced heart failure, particularly those in need of mechanical circulatory support or... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $91,000,000

TRENTON (Jan. 13, 2020) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $91 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that in the Friday, Jan. 10, drawing, 9 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Two of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prize to $1,000. Moreover, 23,071 other New Jersey players took home $85,612 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400, according to Carey. The winning numbers for the Friday,... Read more →


Philadelphia & The Countryside Calendar Of Events

Festivals, Exhibitions And Events In The Greater Philadelphia Region Now Through JANUARY 2020 Two men pose in front of a Philadelphia mural of Martin Luther King Jr. The region is home to the U.S.'s largest day of service honoring the civil rights hero, with tens of thousands of volunteers participating each January. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 21, 2020 — Photo by Visit Philadelphia Through January 19, 2020 JACOBLY SATTERWHITE: ROOM FOR LIVING. A multidisciplinary artist embraces the role of provocateur with... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: LIKE OR NOT, HE'S OUR PRESIDENT

by George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired) Because I am a "lifer" in the military, I've seen the impact of a president more than many of you can imagine. I enlisted with LBJ and saw just what a Democrat cluster flock was all about. I went to Vietnam and saw how we were constantly and incessantly bombarded with micromanagement from Washington that got thousands of military people killed. I sometimes wonder if I'll get to heaven, but if I go to hell, I'm sure... Read more →


Letter of Disappointment To Jersey City Council From Jersey City Educator

January 11, 2020, 8:52 am | in Franky Maldonado – McNair Educator JCEA – 1600 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City NJ 07305 I am writing this email as a taxpayer, voter, educator, and parent. When Mayor Fulop announced that he was presenting a resolution for a Mayor-Appointed School Board, I immediately thought of Mayor Frank Hague’s consolidation of power in Jersey City from 1917-1947. As Mayor of Jersey City, Mayor Hague created a system of political patronage and cronyism, turning Jersey City into a “Nefarious Political... Read more →


Two Philadelphia Residents Charged with Pharmaceutical Delivery Trucks Robberies

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Darryl Goodman, 55, and Nieem Cann, 26, both of Philadelphia, PA, were arrested and charged by Indictment for a series of violent robberies across the Delaware Valley over a four month period early last year. The ten-count Indictment charges Goodman and Cann with various offenses including conspiracy, Hobbs Act robbery, brandishing a firearm, carjacking, and possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver. Between February and May 2019, the defendants are alleged to have perpetrated a... Read more →


NJBIA Calls for Re-authorization of Tax Incentive Program in Support of Film Credit Expansion Bill

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association testified in support of a bill that extends the film tax credit, while calling for the urgent need to re-authorize a comprehensive tax incentive program. New Jersey has been without a tax incentive program, a fundamental tool in most states' economic development strategies, since July 1. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Emigholz said that bill S-3842 (Weinberg, D-37; Sarlo, D-36), which was released by the Senate and Budget Appropriations Committee today, could ultimately be included in... Read more →


NRA-ILA: Bloomberg Dismisses Texas Hero

Insists It Wasn’t His “Job” to Have a Gun or Decide to Shoot SUPPORT NRA-ILA Jack Wilson – a 71-year-old congregant of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Tex. – is a hero to most Americans. When a deranged man savagely murdered two of Mr. Wilson’s fellow worshippers during a service at the church on Dec. 30, Wilson took swift action. He exposed himself to danger to deliver a single shot from his lawfully carried handgun that instantly ended what undoubtedly would... Read more →


Two Defendants Posing as Booking Agents for Famous Entertainers Arrested

Allegedly Claimed They Could Book Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars To Perform at a Concert Benefitting the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Nancy Jean and Carissa Scott with a scheme to defraud concert investors by falsely claiming to act as booking agents for well-known entertainers, including Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. The defendants were arrested yesterday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, and their initial appearance is scheduled for this... Read more →


Caldwell University Agrees To Pay $4.8 Million Plus To Resolve False Claim Allegations

NEWARK, N.J. – Caldwell University has agreed to pay the United States more than $4.8 million to resolve allegations that it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to defraud a federal education benefit program, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. “Caldwell University tried to hoodwink the Department of Veterans Affairs and, worse, veterans themselves, by claiming to offer online classes developed and provided by Caldwell that were in fact marked-up offerings by an online correspondence school,” U.S. Attorney Carpenito said. “Our veterans should never be treated this... Read more →


Eckrich Donates $125K to Teachers at the College Football Playoff National Championship

Kirk Herbstreit attempts football throw to win donation to Extra Yard for Teachers New Orleans, La. - (Jan., 2020) - Kirk Herbstreit, ABC/ESPN College Football Analyst, Emmy-award winner and longtime Eckrich partner, attempted two football throws resulting in a $125K donation from Eckrich to Extra Yard for Teachers, the primary cause of the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation. Ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship between LSU and Clemson, crowds and teachers gathered at the Eckrich activation in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter to... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': My Feet

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor I have a thing about shoes. Somewhere between high school and adulthood, my left foot stopped growing while my right foot blossomed into a clown-sized replica of a chimp’s paw, complete with opposable “thumb”. While it’s true I can pick up a dime with it, it isn’t often necessary to do so. I broke a few bones of my left foot at a St Patrick’s Day celebration and since then, it’s twice as fat as my right foot although not nearly as... Read more →


DO YOU FEEL ALONE IN A CROWD?

Credit: Photo by Erik Jepson, UC San Diego Publications. Dilip Jeste, MD, senior associate dean for the Center of Healthy Aging and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Newswise — By nature, human beings are social creatures. Yet, as we age, personal dynamics and lifestyles change, which can result in loneliness and isolation. With older adults increasingly moving into senior living or retirement communities, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine sought to identify the... Read more →


2020 ELECTION: Alp Basaran Seeking NJ-09 Congressional District Seat

In the NJ-09 congressional district, Alp Basaran, a formerly undocumented Muslim immigrant and lawyer, is running to unseat Bill Pascrell, a 12-term incumbent who during his tenure (1) tipped off the INS and oversaw an immigration raid (view here) leading to the arrest of undocumented workers and (2) turned his congressional seat into a family business with his sons (more on that below). If elected, Alp would be: The 1st Muslim from New Jersey and 3rd formerly undocumented immigrant in Congress; One of the few... Read more →


Nanning Food & Dining Guide: 10 Must-Try Top Restaurants & Cafes in Nanning

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Jan. 13, 2020)--Nanning in China welcomes several tourists from across the globe annually! While the region has stunning tourist sites and attractions, the food options are attractive as well. If food is an essential part of your Nanning tour, you need to visit the following ten eateries. Happy Link It is the perfect place to taste Asian, Indian, and Pakistani cuisines. You will love the unique sweets and sauces. Make sure to try out the Peri-Peri and the tangy tamarind sauce. Their apricot dessert with... Read more →


The 10 Worst States for the Flu; NJ Number 9

This article originally appeared in Apartment Guide Flu season is ready to hit hard across the country and we’re just a couple months from its peak While we think of flu season as part of life in cold-weather winter states, it hits the warm South just as hard, or harder These are the 10 worst states for the flu in the U.S. and the flu-related cost-of-living expenses in each Michael Hochman For much of the U.S., it's the season for winter chill, slippery streets and... Read more →


When to Consult the Best ENT Specialist Doctor in Singapore For Ear Nose Throat Treatments? 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 13, 2020)--Our nose, throat, and ear are vital and delicate parts of our body! It helps us to breathe, smell, speak, swallow, and hearing, respectively. However, keeping in mind our fast-paced lifestyle, we often overlook minor and major problems that might occur to these body parts. Minor discomforts like a nose allergy or throat infection can get cured with regular antibiotics or home remedies. However, things become dangerous when there's any severe or critical issue. If you want to know about health and treat... Read more →


STUDY: New Jersey One of the States Hit the Hardest by Robo Calls

It’s not just in your head: the number of robocalls has increased sharply over the last couple of years. Robocall blocking company YouMail estimates that between 60 and 75 billion robocalls will have been placed in 2019, up from 47 billion last year and 30 billion the year before. What’s more, scams increasingly account for the majority of robocalls—45% of them in 2019, compared to just 17.6% in 2016. To investigate this issue further, Let’s Talk culled robocall complaint and call frequency data from Federal... Read more →