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January 2020

Burlington County Authorities Ask Public to Help Find Sex Offender

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that law enforcement officials continue to seek the public’s assistance locating a 61-year-old man who failed to register as a sex offender as required under Megan’s Law. William Dean is described as a white male, standing 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds. He may be in the Camden area, and may be using the name Billy Dean. State law requires registered sex offenders who plan to move to a new residence to notify police in the town where they presently live about the change, and also provide their new address to police... Read more →

Two-Year-Old and A Man Shot in Woodlynne

Camden, N.J. – The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Woodlynne Police Department are investigating the Thursday night shooting of a man and two-year-old child, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Woodlynne Public Safety Director Ed Figueroa. Police were called around 7:30 p.m. after the two victims showed up at an area hospital Jan. 30. Detectives said the man was shot in the upper body and the child was shot in the foot. The man told detectives he was in his vehicle with the two-year-old and another man in the back seat at the intersection of 4th and... Read more →

Suspect Driving Under the Influence of Heroin Strikes 2 Vehicles on S. Broadway; 1 Injured

by CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 31, 2020)—Gloucester City Police responded to a traffic accident Thursday, January 30, around 10:20 AM after a car, driven by Jerry Yelverton, crashed into two vehicles waiting in traffic at the intersection of South Broadway and George Street. Several police vehicles along with the Gloucester City Fire Department responded to the scene according to a person who was passing by and saw the commotion. Yelverton, according to Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell was charged with possession of two bags of heroin. "The 42-year-old male, who lives in the 200 unit block of Powell... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Scoping Hearings for Summer Flounder/Scup/Black Sea Bass and Bluefish

DOWN THE SHORE--Don’t miss the opportunity to provide comment on management for summer flounder/scup/black sea bass and bluefish during several public scoping hearings in February held by the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council. Please note that these hearings will not address recreational bag, season, or size limits. See below and attached for additional information. Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment The Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment will consider potential modifications to the allocations of catch or landings between the commercial and recreational sectors for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass. Members... Read more →

HINDU'S SAY: TCNJ refuses to withdraw its newspaper labelling Hinduism as “unforgiving”

Despite Hindu protest, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing is refusing to withdraw printed copies of its student newspaper “The Signal” from various locations, which states “Hinduism is an unforgiving religion”. “…we decline your requests to retrieve printed copies of The Signal or to remove the article”, “The Signal” Editor-in-Chief Emmy Liederman wrote yesterday in an email to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest. The printed January 29 issue of "The Signal" (Spring 2020 No. 1) in PDF, hosted by Issuu, carrying this objectionable statement, also continues to be posted on “The Signal” website. courtesy of... Read more →

Carlos Perez, of Pennsauken, Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A member of a Camden drug-trafficking organization pleaded guilty today to distributing significant amounts of illegal drugs in Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. graphic Carlos Perez, 46, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, admitted his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy that was based on the 500 block of Pine Street in Camden; he pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, fentanyl and powder cocaine. Twelve other members of... Read more →

FBI News: Fraud Ring Leader Sentenced

A leader of an international criminal network that stole millions of dollars from two American businesses while pretending to be a legitimate vendor is now in prison. Evaldas Rimasauskas was one of the orchestrators of the Lithuania-based business email compromise (BEC) scheme. Beginning in 2013, his employees regularly called the victim companies’ customer service numbers to glean as much information as they could about the companies. They asked for details like names of key employees and their contact information. They also sent phishing emails that gave them access to the companies’ email systems—giving the fraudsters an even bigger trove of... Read more →

How to Encourage Your Kids to Brush Every Day (January 31, 2020)--Getting a good bedtime routine going can make it easier to get your kids to sleep. Therefore, it’s important to teach them to do things like put on their own pajamas and read a book. The problem is, when it comes to tooth brushing, many kids are reluctant to do it and may spend ages messing around and generally not doing what you ask. If your kids are refusing to brush, here are some ways to encourage them to get into good habits. Find Out What They Dislike About Brushing image While sometimes a refusal to... Read more →

Parks in Pennsylvania Face $500M Deficit

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square HARRISBURG PA--Rising costs and stagnant income is leaving Pennsylvania’s 121 parks with a projected deficit of about $500 million to address ongoing maintenance needs, a state official revealed recently. Paul Zeph, head planner of the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, went before members of the House Tourism Committee on Jan. 15 and discussed the Parks for All plan, which was recently refreshed after last going under the microscope in 1992. In his testimony to the House panel, Zeph touched on a number of issues related to state parks, but the one piece of... Read more →

Quick and Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly (January 31, 2020)--People are thinking a lot more about their carbon footprint these days, the idea of making your home eco-friendlier is not new, but it is becoming essential. From those who want to reduce their image environmental impact to those that are preparing their home to sell, being more environmentally conscious is more popular than ever. Make the right eco-friendly changes to your home, and you can even add value to your property, meaning that you can advance up the property ladder even faster. If you're looking for ways to make cost-effective changes to your carbon footprint,... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: Hardy Souls Not Letting Weather Keep Them From Their Favorite Past-Time

January 29, 2020 Photo by Gregg Salsi Even though it’s winter, periodic warm spells and days when there is little wind and plenty of sunshine afford fishermen a chance to wet a line. The pre-season trout stocking program is well underway and trout management waters are being stocked every week. January through March is the time of the year when many attend outdoor shows to view or purchase new fishing tackle, or even book that fishing trip to a dream destination. The department’s Fishing and Boating Services will have staff present at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg from... Read more →

How to Properly Spruce Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal 31, 2020)--Though it’s on the inside that counts, a properly spruced up exterior can help you boost your home’s value, your own comfort, and of course help boost the quality of your neighborhood. With luck, you might even convince your other neighbors to put effort into their own homes, so all, in all you end up living on a picture-perfect street. You will be proud to call your house home, and when the time comes your property will sell faster and for more because of your efforts. Don’t dally, however, because the best way to spruce up your home’s... Read more →

New Jersey Doctor Admit Roles in Health Care Fraud Scheme

TRENTON, N.J. – A doctor with offices in Washington, Hackettstown, and Succasunna, New Jersey, and his co-defendant today admitted their roles in a health care conspiracy to bill Medicare and private health insurance companies for medical services fraudulently claimed to have been provided by a licensed medical doctor, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Parminderjeet S. Sandhu, 66, of Long Valley, New Jersey, and Paramjit Singh, 62, of Ohio, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to informations charging them with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. “Dr. Sandhu defrauded Medicare and private insurers... Read more →

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 50 miles off Manasquan Inlet

MANASQUAN INLET, N.J. —(January 29, 2020)-- The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel 50 miles off Manasquan Inlet, Thursday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watch standers received a call from the captain of the fishing vessel Enterprise requesting a MEDEVAC for a crew member experiencing severe abdominal pain. A Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew was launched to assist, arrived and transferred the crew member aboard. After the crew member's condition worsened, an Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew was launched, arrived, and medevaced the crew member to awaiting emergency medical... Read more →

Love Your Money: U.S. Spends $113.5 Million to Give Rural America High Speed Internet

In the last few weeks alone the U.S. government has spent a whopping $113.5 million to help bring graphics high-speed broadband to several rural areas throughout the country. In some of the cases multi-million-dollar investments will provide high-speed internet service to just a few hundred households, raising serious questions about the taxpayer investment. The money flows through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) via a Trump administration program known as ReConnect that will ultimately dole out hundreds of millions of dollars for the cause. The program was launched as a result of President Donald Trump’s Interagency Task Force on... Read more →

Michael Hughes of Philadelphia Found Guilty of Two Robberies and Shootings

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Michael Hughes, 31, of Philadelphia, PA, was convicted today at trial of two counts of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, and two counts of using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence arising from two armed robbery and shooting incidents in August 2016. In November 2017, Hughes and his co-defendant, Nashadeem Henderson, were charged in a five-count Indictment. The charges stem from Henderson’s and Hughes’s participation in an armed robbery and shooting of a marijuana dealer in the area of 2600... Read more →

Delaware Announces Additional Hunting Opportunities in February

DOVER (Jan. 29, 2020) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is promoting additional hunting opportunities in February with a second special youth waterfowl hunting day on Feb. 8, the one-day reopening of the regular snow goose hunting season Feb. 8, and the opening of the Snow Goose Conservation Order season Feb. 1. Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day: The one-day, special youth waterfowl hunting day Saturday, Feb. 8 is open for hunters ages 10 through 15. Normal daily waterfowl bag limits and hunting regulations apply during the special youth waterfowl hunting day, to include a limit of 25 snow geese and... Read more →

NJ Dept. of Health Opens Novel Coronavirus Call Center

TRENTON, NJ (January 30, 2020)--The New Jersey Department of Health today announced the opening of a hotline (1-800-222-1222) for the public to ask questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. “Although the risk to the public remains low, we understand that residents have questions about this new virus,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said. “This hotline provides factual information to alleviate fear and dispel rumors.” The hotline is being operated by the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), also known as the New Jersey Poison Center, which has run other call centers for the Health Department. NJPIES is a division... Read more →

Law Banning Plastic Bags Released - Will Go Into Effect 18 Months from Signing

Trenton, NJ (January 30, 2020)--The plastic bag ban bill, S864 (Smith/Greenstein), was released by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee today, January 30, 2020. The bill prohibits the provision or sale of single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use paper carryout bags, and polystyrene foam food service products. It also limits the provision of single-use plastic straws and appropriates moneys from the Clean Communities Program Fund for public education. The bill was amended to go into effect 18 months after it is signed for plastic bags, paper bags, and polystyrene, and 1 year for straws. “Today, the battle to stop plastics begins... Read more →

Democratic Candidate Running Against Van Drew Upset with Trash Left From Trump Rally

STATEMENT FROM BRIGID HARRISON REGARDING THE TRUMP/VAN DREW RALLY CLEAN-UP EFFORTS [January 30, 2020 - Longport, New Jersey] – This morning, The Cherry Hill Courier-Post published an extensive news story detailing the enormous clean-up efforts and expense the Wildwood/Cape May community has been forced to address after Tuesday night's Trump/Van Drew political rally. The following is a statement from Brigid Callahan Harrison, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey's second congressional district: "When Jeff Van Drew first chose to obstruct Congress's rightful authority to investigate very serious allegations against Donald Trump, he assisted in the withholding of crucial information related... Read more →

NJ’s LGBTQ Laws Rated in Human Rights Campaign’s State Equality Index

An estimated 8 million LGBTQ Americans, their friends and families remain at risk of discrimination if they live in one of the 30 states without adequate protections. WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and assessing how well states are protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. New Jersey falls into the category, “Working Toward Innovative Equality.” “As LGBTQ people continue to face an onslaught of attacks from the federal administration in... Read more →

Philadelphia Calendar Of Events for February

Related: The Philadelphia Auto Show Through February 8, 2020 BEETHOVENNOW. The Philadelphia Orchestra marks Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with pianists Yefim Bronfman, Daniil Trifonov and Emanuel Ax performing all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (215) 893-1900, Philadelphia Auto Show, February 8-17, 2020 — Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia Through February 23, 2020 THE ROTHMAN ORTHOPAEDICS ICE RINK AND CABIN AND WINTERGARDEN. The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Skating Rink, the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin and Wintergarden finish their seasonal run at Dilworth Park, City Hall’s front yard. (215) 440-5500, Through... Read more →

James W. Dunlap of Philadelphia, Charged with Attempted Murder Inside a Woodlynne Home

Camden City, N.J. — 52-year-old James W. Dunlap of Philadelphia, was arrested Jan. 28 on charges of attempted murder, burglary, aggravated assault, and related weapons offenses stemming from a Jan. 23 stabbing inside a Woodlynne home, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Woodlynne Public Safety Director Ed Figueroa. On Thursday, Jan. 23, a 64-year-old man was taken to Cooper Medical Hospital with multiple stab wounds to the upper body shortly before 11 p.m., according to detectives. A witness told investigators Dunlap forcefully entered a Woodlynne home before allegedly stabbing the victim and assaulting another individual inside... Read more →

Apply Now for Spring Turkey Hunt Permit

Wild Turkey in New Jersey The Turkey Hunting Booklet has been discontinued. Spring 2020 season information is found in the 2019-20 Hunting Digest on pages 14 and 58-61 and below: Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information 2019-2020 (pdf, 475kb) Spring Turkey Permit Application Information Apply NOW! Changes to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Hunt Program Spring 2019 Turkey Season Harvest Data The Division's Turkey Restoration Project represents one of the greatest wildlife management success stories in the history of the state. By the mid-1800s, turkeys had disappeared in New Jersey due to habitat changes and killing for food. Division biologists,... Read more →

New Jersey American Water Invested More Than $375 Million Statewide in 2019

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (January 29, 2020) – New Jersey American Water recently announced its end-of-year investment total and system improvements for 2019. More than $375 million total was invested on system upgrades and various improvement projects statewide throughout the year. “At New Jersey American Water, our goal is to provide safe, reliable water service to all of our customers,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water. “From source to tap, our team of professionals continuously monitor and work hard to maintain our facilities to ensure they operate efficiently, meet all regulatory standards and deliver the best quality water.... Read more →

Homeland Security Report on Neo-Nazi Organization The Base; Leader Richard Tobin Lived in Brooklawn, NJ

CNBNews. net Counterterrorism, Domestic In 2020, the neo-Nazi organization, The Base, will likely attempt to recruit new members in the region, rely on members with military expertise and training, and use intimidation tactics to terrorize its victims and spread its white supremacist ideology. The Base formed in 2018 as an organization that seeks to defend the European race while establishing a network of supporters willing to use violence to overthrow the current social and political order for a perceived impending race war. In June, an unidentified subject(s) posted The Base propaganda in the vicinity of Princeton University (Mercer County), making... Read more →

DHS Secretary Commends Partnership to Improve Health Outcomes in North Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined Project HOME, Independence Blue Cross, and AmeriHealth Caritas to announce the launch of Keystone Connection to Wellness, which will work to address health disparities and social determinants of health experienced by residents of North Philadelphia. “Our partners in the HEZ are doing incredible, necessary work to help work against the health disparities residents of North Philadelphia face every day, but we need to be able to scale and grow these efforts so more people can see a positive change and better health outcomes,” said Sec. Miller. “Project... Read more →

Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament May 17, 2020

Beautiful Weather Ushered In the 28th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament The annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament is held on the third Sunday in May at Island Beach State Park. In 2020 the tournament will be held on Sunday, May 17. A variety of species are eligible for entry in the tournament each year. Overall length determines the winner. All fish must meet minimum length tournament requirements. Tournament fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The individual who catches the overall largest fish wins the "Governor's Award," and has his/her name engraved on the Governor's Cup, which is permanently... Read more →

Visit Philadelphia® Recognized With Two Adrian Awards

VISIT PHILADELPHIA announced today that it won two Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards at a gala in New York City last night. This year’s recognitions bring VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s award count total to 45 since 2004. In the LGBTQ PR category, VISIT PHILADELPHIA earned a Gold Award for its Philadelphia Pioneers On The Road To Stonewall campaign executed in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund. The organization celebrated Pride Month and marked the 50th anniversary of the history-making Stonewall Riots that launched the LGBTQ civil rights movement by creating a float that... Read more →

32 Murders in 22 Days; Philly Councilman Calls for Stricter Gun Laws

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23, 2020 – As gun violence continues to rage unabated in Philadelphia, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) today called for Council to authorize the hiring of legal counsel to file a lawsuit compelling the Commonwealth of Philadelphia City Hall (Wikipedia) Pennsylvania to enact stronger gun laws, or allow municipalities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or others to pass their own gun laws. Last night, a 20-year-old man was shot and killed inside his Cobbs Creek home. It marked Philadelphia’s 32nd homicide already in 2020 – a 22-day-span. This represents an 82 percent increase in homicides in the city... Read more →

Judge Sentences Former Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustments Chairman to Prison for Theft

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Dr. James E. Moylan, 57, a Philadelphia chiropractor and the former Chair of the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustments, was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, $52,898 restitution to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union Local 98, and $77,885 restitution (plus penalties and interest) to the IRS by United States District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl for stealing civic funds and filing false federal income tax returns. The defendant was charged by Indictment in January 2019 with 17 counts of wire fraud and... Read more →

Camden County Republicans Hope Pelosi Can Clear Up Questions Surrounding Barclay

HADDON HEIGHTS – Upon learning Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is coming to Camden County to help Congressman Donald Norcross kick off his re-election campaign next month Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino said, “It was nice of the Speaker to provide us with advance notice of her visit to Camden County. It gives us time to plan a warm welcome. I hope she likes it.” “It is my sincere hope that while Congresswoman Pelosi is here she can help us clear some things up,” Rich Ambrosino said. “For example, we’ve been dealing with the situation around... Read more →

The Satanic Temple Asks White House Faith Advisor to Pay for Abortions

SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS (January 2020)-- The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic religious group representing Satanists around the world, sent a letter to Pastor Paula White, who is serving as one of President Trump’s religious advisors. White recently gained media attention, and social media amusement, when she publicly prayed for God to forcibly end “Satanic pregnancies.” files The Satanic Temple has taken her up on her prayers and asked the 53-year-old millionaire televangelist Pastor White to fund abortions for ten of its members. “It was a surprise to us that this conservative pastor is boldly in favor of God terminating pregnancies,” says... Read more →

Illegal Alien Arrested for DUI Receives Cash Settlement from Sanctuary City graphic Laguna Beach, California--In the latest example of sanctuary madness, a U.S. city is awarding an illegal immigrant with a cash settlement because police detained him for federal authorities after being arrested for driving under the influence. The 29-year-old perpetrator, Edgar Torres Gutierrez, eventually pled guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving and his pro bono attorneys from a nearby public university sued the city for violating his Constitutional rights as well as a statewide sanctuary law. Under the agreement, Gutierrez will receive $18,750 from taxpayers in the California coastal municipality where he lives illegally. Local police officers... Read more →

Conceived Through ‘Fertility Fraud’

When Heather Woock was conceived, her mom sought the help of a fertility specialist. (Leah Klafczynski for NPR) Jake Harper, Side Effects Public Media: January 28, 2020 When Heather Woock was in her late 20s, she started researching her family history. As part of the project, she spit into a tube and sent it to Ancestry, a consumer DNA testing service. Then, in 2017, she started getting messages about the results from people who said they could be half-siblings. “I immediately called my mom and said, ‘Mom, is it possible that I have random siblings out there somewhere?'” said Woock,... Read more →

One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $216,368 Jackpot in Hudson County

TRENTON (Jan. 29, 2020) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $216,368 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Tuesday, Jan. 28, drawing. The winning numbers were: 04, 21, 24, 31 and 39 and the XTRA number was: 03. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold. That ticket was sold at Ramirez & Son’s Service Station, 165 60th St., West New York in Hudson County. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 298,092 tickets purchased for the drawing. By adding XTRA, for an additional $1.00 per play, winners... Read more →

Hindus seek apology for College of New Jersey paper labelling Hinduism as “unforgiving”

Upset Hindus are urging for apology from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing for its student newspaper stating “Hinduism is an unforgiving religion”. It was highly inappropriate and insensitive for the newspaper of a “Top Public College” funded by tax dollars and student fees (many of whom were Hindu) to belittle Hinduism, world’s oldest and third largest religion with about 1.1 billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought; Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said in Nevada today. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis to launch an... Read more →

Plastic Bag Ban Bill Up in Committee Thursday

TRENTON NJ--The plastic bag ban bill, S864 (Smith/Greenstein), will be up in the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The bill prohibits the provision or sale of single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use paper carryout bags, and polystyrene foam food service products. It also limits the provision of single-use plastic straws and appropriates moneys from the Clean Communities Program Fund for public education. “Senator Smith is keeping his promise to help New Jersey ban plastics as soon as possible. When this bill failed to pass both houses at the end of the legislative session, Senator Smith said... Read more →

Philadelphia Councilman Johnson Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Property Tax Relief to Residents

PHILADELPHIA (JANUARY 24, 2020) — Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District) reintroduced a bill yesterday during the new Philadelphia City Council term to provide property tax relief 220,000 homeowners citywide. City Council approved an identical bill by a 17-0 vote last year, as introduced by Johnson on behalf of City Council President Darrell Clarke (5th District). that would increase the city’s existing Homestead Exemption for homeowners by an additional $5,000, raising it from $45,000 to $50,000. President Clarke remains a co-sponsor of the new Homestead Exemption bill. “During this new Council term, I will continue the fight for property tax relief... Read more →

House Leaders Unveil Major Plan to Curb the Climate Crisis 

WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2020) – House Democratic environmental leaders today unveiled legislation intended to comprehensively address climate change. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone of New Jersey and colleagues proposed the “Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act,” which would cut greenhouse gas pollution, boost energy efficiency, protect vulnerable communities and expand clean energy. Following is a statement from John Bowman, managing director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “We welcome Chairman Pallone and Energy & Commerce members’ work to advance discussions on solutions to the climate crisis. NRDC looks forward to... Read more →

Key Endorsements for Harrison Campaign for Congress

[January 29, 2020 - Longport, New Jersey] -- Brigid Callahan Harrison, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey's second congressional district, announced this morning key endorsement from State Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, representing New Jersey’s 8th legislative district; Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro, representing New Jersey’s3rd legislative district; Joe Derella, Cumberland County Freeholder Director. These endorsements build on the deep diverse support Brigid has received since first announcing her campaign in late December and comes off the heels of her two most recent endorsements earlier this week from American Federation of Teachers New Jersey, which represents 30,000 education workers throughout the state... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Radical Muslims And Leftists Are A Threat

Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor January 28, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on who is attacking Christians: Attacks on Christianity, throughout the world, emanate from two principal sources: radical Muslims and leftists. The role played by radical Muslims is detailed in the 2020 World Watch List published by Open Doors; the Gatestone Institute cites radical Muslims as well, but it also mentions the role played by radical left-wing groups. By using the data provided by Open Doors, of the 50 most oppressive nations for Christians to live in, 38 are run by Muslims and 4 are Communist controlled;... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Yellow Dot Program

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--The yellow dot program is simple method of documenting a person’s medical/emergency contact information and notifying emergency responders of that information in the event of a serious motor vehicle crash or emergency where the driver is incapacitated or unable to speak. The packet includes an emergency information form that residents complete with their personal information, any serious medical issues, medications, doctors contact information and/or anything that they feel would be beneficial to first responders, as well as recent photograph of themselves. The form is then placed in the vehicles glove compartment. Along with the form is a 2... Read more →


Thirteen states representing a population of 70 million people will offer some form of legal sports betting for NFL’s showcase game (LAS VEGAS) — Legal online and retail sportsbooks across the country will take in $400 million in total bets for Super Bowl LIV, analysts for project. Even if less money comes in, the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, set for Sunday, Feb. 2, will almost certainly bring in more money via legal sportsbooks than ever before. “With the proliferation of legal sports betting across the U.S., there is no doubt that this... Read more →

ACL tears cause harmful changes in our brain structure

Newswise — ANN ARBOR—It's known that some joint function is often permanently lost after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and re-injury is common even with intensive physical therapy, but it's unclear why. New research from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology shows structural changes in the brains of patients who underwent ACL reconstruction. These changes hinder recovery and may contribute to performance deficits and re-injury, says study co-author Lindsey Lepley, U-M assistant professor of athletic training. Lindsey Lepley and colleague Adam Lepley, clinical assistant professor of athletic training, took MRI brain scans of 10 ACL-reconstructed patients. The scans showed that... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS NES: 2019 marked a decade of growth for Center City Philadelphia’s hotels

PHILADELPHIA PA (Jan 28, 2020)--Today, the City of Philadelphia, in conjunction with VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, announced records, most notably, in average daily rate (up 5.8% year over year to $202.41) and revenue (up 4.3% year over year to $707 million). Occupancy remained solid at 76.3%, as did demand, with 3.49 million room nights consumed. All of these results came during a year when four new Philadelphia hotels opened, adding 491 rooms to the city’s supply. “I’m proud that even with new properties entertain the Philadelphia market, our hotels continue... Read more →

Philadelphia Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee to Host Legal Name Change Clinic

for Area Transgender Community Free Clinic for Philadelphians Seeking a Legal Name Change Due to Gender Transition to be Held this Saturday, February 1st at 1pm PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 1:00 pm the LGBT Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association in partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia will be hosting a free clinic open to the public for members of the Philadelphia-area community seeking a legal name change due to a recent gender transition. Clients of the clinic are required to register by Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM. A link to... Read more →

Fun Learning Activities for Kids You Can Do at Home (January 29, 2020)--Are you trying to give your kids a little advantage at school? Or are you just interested in finding fun ways you can bond at home and learn a little something along the way? Well, there are so many amazing activities you can do with your kids and teach them plenty of useful things while having courtesy of fun. Doing experiments Kids are fascinated by the world around them, so you can take easy advantage of that and turn their curiosity into a fun learning opportunity. There are easy experiments you can conduct at home to... Read more →

How to Cook Wild Game Meat (January 29, 2020)--When talking about wild game meat, it’s important to remember that we’re not talking about a single type of meat. Instead, wild game meat can come from all sorts of animals – from quail and hare to wild boars and deer. That’s why it can be a bit tricky to discuss general ways you can cook the meat as not all of them require the same treatment or temperature. image courtesy of That being said, we will try to give some guidelines on how to cook wild game meat the right way, which generally apply to... Read more →