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January 23, 2020

Future of the Pinelands Program Uncertain  

Today the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) released its 13th annual State of the Pinelands Report. The report rates how specific actions of state and local government have helped or harmed the Pinelands during 2019. The year 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the landmark Pinelands Protection Act and the establishment of the Pinelands Commission. The central achievements of the Pinelands Commission and the Act are strong. Over its 40-year history, this agency has been able to withstand efforts to weaken or abolish the plan to... Read more →


Nutley Man Pleads Guilty To Causing Fatal Crash in Mt. Laurel While Impaired

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 26-year-old Nutley man pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to being intoxicated when causing the death of another motorist during a 2018 collision on Route 73 in Mount Laurel. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, William Dunbar pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) in exchange for a sentence of 10 years in New Jersey state prison. The Hon. Philp E. Haines, J.S.C. scheduled sentencing for May 14. The investigation revealed that Dunbar was driving northbound... Read more →


Incumbent Congressman Jan Van Drew Endorsed by Camden County Republicans

JANUARY 23, 2020)--Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino released the following statement announcing the Camden County Republican Committee has officially endorsed Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew for re-election. “Over the last few days the Waterford Township and Camden County Republican Committees thoroughly screened all of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District,” said Ambrosino. “Upon completion of the candidate interviews, it was the unanimous recommendation of our county screening committee to endorse our Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew for... Read more →


Demand for Pet Blood

As a result of recent advancements in veterinary medicine and owners increasingly willing to spend more money on care for the family pet, the demand for pet blood has increased; however, pet blood supplies around the country continues to fall short. In fact, many veterinarians today rely on out-of-state blood banks that often have an extremely limited supply. January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes it a perfect time to bring awareness to the importance and benefits of pet blood banks. BluePearl Specialty and... Read more →


Pedestrian Killed Walking On Williamstown Road Crossing AC Expressway Bridge

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP NJ (January 23, 2020)--An adult male pedestrian was walking on Williamstown Road crossing the Atlantic City Expressway bridge, when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the scene towards Monroe Township. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he passed away. The accident occurred on 01/22/2020 at 10:34 Pm. If anyone has any information about the accident, please contact Winslow Officer Rich Saunders, 609-567-0700 Ext. 1196 or Camden County Prosecutors Office Detective Rowand 856-225-8514.... Read more →


NEWS COMMONS: NJ WILL SUE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE OVER 'GHOST GUN' RULES

Yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grwal announced that New Jersey will take the lead in a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration. The suit will challenge the proposed federal rule to relax gun safety requirements. The change would enable almost anyone to make and sell an untraceable "ghost" gun, Grewal said. The state is also suing a manufacturer. (NJ.com) 'DEEPLY SORRY' GILMORE SENTENCED FOR TAX EVASION A U.S. District Court Judge sentenced George Gilmore, a former Republican party leader in Ocean County, to 366 days... Read more →


Pemberton Man Dies After Being Shot Outside His Home  

PEMBERTON, NJ (January 23, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that a 64-year-old Browns Mills man who was shot Monday outside of his residence has died at a Trenton hospital. Kenneth J. Ryan, of Apache Trail, was pronounced dead yesterday morning at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined that the victim died as the result of being shot in the head. No arrests have been made.... Read more →


PROPERTY TAX INCREASE BLOCKED IN NEW JERSEY

source KE ANDREWS New Jersey school districts were about to raise funds by raising property taxes, but the governor blocked it. The districts will have to find another way to compensate for the cuts that have taken place to state funding. When vetoing the bill, the governor made a statement that taxes on the wealthy should be raised to pay for schools, instead of asking middle-class taxpayers to pay more. Some districts have lost state aid, due to changes to the formula for school property... Read more →


Pennsylvania ranks 37th best in new economic outlook analysis

The Center Square Pennsylvania finished 37th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures. The economic outlook ranking for Pennsylvania examined such variables as top marginal personal income tax rate (6.95) and top marginal corporate income tax rate (16.88). Other measures examined include property and sales tax burdens, existence of estate or inheritance taxes, debt service as a percentage of tax revenue, and the number of public employees per 10,000... Read more →


LEGAL SPORTSBOOKS IN INDIANA TO JOIN NJ

AT THE MOVIES WITH ODDS ON 92ND ACADEMY AWARDS LAS VEGAS) — Sportsbooks in Indiana have joined New Jersey as the only states offering movie buffs the opportunity to join their favorite actors, actresses, and directors as big winners from the 92nd Academy Awards. A year after New Jersey’s retail and online sportsbooks broke new ground in the United States by offering legal betting on the Academy Awards for the first time, both Indiana and New Jersey will be offering odds on the Oscars, which... Read more →


Pennsylvania: Suicide Prevention Task Force Calls for Removing Stigma and Barriers to Care

HARRISBURG, PA (January 2020)--Governor Tom Wolf today announced the initial report of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force based on the statewide listening sessions held throughout fall 2019. The work of the Suicide Prevention Task Force is a complement to the goals and strategies surrounding the governor’s Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative announced earlier this month and his Executive Order to protect vulnerable populations signed last year. “My administration is committed to developing a comprehensive suicide prevention plan that will save precious lives,... Read more →


Big Game Specials Announced for North Beach Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. (January 21, 2020) – North Beach Atlantic City announced today Big Game specials to be offered amongst the entertainment district of Atlantic City that fans will not want to miss. It’s that time of year again when two of the best professional football teams go head-to-head to battle it out for ultimate bragging rights on Sunday, February 2, and let’s not forget those jaw-dropping commercials in between. The question is where will you be watching the Big Game? Four of the North... Read more →


Mind, Body, and Bubbly Wellness Event Returns with Double the Attendees and Vendors

Unwind and Shop Local at Philly PR Girl’s Third Annual Wellness and Beauty Fair PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 2020) - Returning for the third year in a row, Philly PR Girlis hosting their annual Mind, Body, and Bubbly wellness fair, a special day of connection and self-care! Attendees can experience the best of Philadelphia’s beauty and wellness communities on April 19, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an additional VIP hour from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Location 215, this year’s stunning location... Read more →


Voorhees's Citizen's Police Academy Begins March 10

VOORHEES RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER Voorhees, NJ (01/22/2020): The Voorhees Police Department is excited to announce our 5th Citizen’s Police Academy which will begin on Tuesday, 03/10/2020. Classes will meet on most Tuesday nights from 6:30PM-9:30PM, concluding with a graduation ceremony on 05/12/2020 (final dates TBA). The training will take place at our Police Headquarters and several off-site locations. This course will offer our residents an inside exclusive look at the training and behind the... Read more →


Tips To Improve The Look In Your Bedroom

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 23, 2020)--Bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes and within them, people have their very own idea of what nice furniture and the interior design looks like. In the past decade, there have been some significant changes to what the “normal” bedroom design looks like. This is especially apparent for children’s bedrooms where there are so many different options available. Detailed below are some ideas to improve the look of a bedroom. Themed Room Some people go for a specific theme in a bedroom... Read more →


Temple Study Shows Pharmacological Chaperone Therapy Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

(Philadelphia, PA) – Like pieces of tape that crumple, stick together, and can be turned into a ball, proteins that begin to lose their shape become sticky and tend to clump together. When this happens, rather than being transported to recycling sites within cells, old or dysfunctional proteins instead become trapped within cellular compartments. Eventually, they accumulate to the point that they gum up cellular machinery, causing major problems. Fortunately, cells are equipped with molecular machinery that detects defective proteins, sorts them out, and then... Read more →


NJAC-leading Rowan women outlast Rutgers-Camden

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Jan. 22, 2020) – The Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team gave New Jersey Athletic Conference leader Rowan University all it could handle here Wednesday night before the Profs escaped with a 65-61 victory in NJAC action. Rowan, which was effectively ranked No. 26 nationally this week when it received 11 votes toward the WBCA NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll this week, improved to 15-2 overall and 9-1 in the NJAC. The Profs have won three straight games and 12 of... Read more →


Petrik leads balanced attack as Raptors edge Rowan men

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Rutgers University-Camden sophomore forward Jake Petrik spent his freshman year playing basketball at Rowan University. The transfer student came back to haunt his old team here Wednesday, scoring a career-high 24 points to lead the Scarlet Raptors to a wild 90-87 victory over the Profs in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game. Rutgers-Camden improves to 6-10 overall and 3-7 in NJAC play, posting its second conference win in three outings while snapping an eight-game losing streak against Rowan.... Read more →


Legion Baseball registration open for 2020 season

Registration for the 2020 season of American Legion Baseball is open, along with the purchase of insurance. There is an overall decrease of 14 percent in insurance premiums from last season. Register online at baseball.legion.org. The early deadline for registration is May 15. Teams registered after May 15 will be subject to a $200 late fee through the final deadline of June 1. Please note that each American Legion department may set an earlier deadline for registration. Registration fees for senior teams is $50 for... Read more →


STUDY: Is It Safe For People With Heart Disease To Use Marijuana?

Newswise — Marijuana use is on the rise as more states legalize it for medicinal and recreational purposes, and physicians are fielding more questions about its safety. Although smoking tobacco is responsible for approximately one in four deaths from cardiovascular disease, the effects of smoking marijuana on the heart are not fully understood. Some studies suggest that marijuana can trigger heart attacks and strokes in some users. Ersilia DeFilippis, MD, a second-year cardiology fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, first became interested... Read more →


SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR SUVS, CARS & TRUCKS

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 23, 2020)--Car security and safety features and measures are essential requirements for a safe trip. The most common yet vital measure that is universal across all types of vehicles from cars to trucks, to SUVs is buckling your seatbelt. Although this piece of kit seems quite basic, you can rest assured that seatbelts are crucial in order to save the lives of every passenger in the vehicle. There are more recent and advanced security and safety features like AEB (Auto Emergency Brake) and FCW... Read more →


Online Voting Has Opened For The 2020 New Jersey  Shout Down Drugs Music Competition

Finalists To Perform at the Prevention Concert April 3, 2020 MILLBURN — The New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music contest is back for its 16th year. The competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), was open to any New Jersey high school individual or group, to create and enter original songs with an anti-drug message. The songs have been submitted and online voting is ongoing now through January 31. “Each of the contestants are all unique, talented, and winners for... Read more →