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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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


NJ Students Named to Seton Hall University Dean's List

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (01/31/2020)-- Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following students who qualified for the Fall 2019 Dean's list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements. Kaitlyn Allison of Gloucester City (08030) Karen Alvarez - Sanchez of Atlantic City (08401) Elyse Bentz of Haddon Twp (08107) Scott Bonerbo of Sewell (08080) Julia Capoli of Tabernacle (08088) James Carpenter of Egg Harbor Township (08234) Andrew Cates of Mount Laurel (08054) Thomas Coyle of Voorhees (08043) Jordan D'Angelo of Sewell (08080) Gregory... Read more →


NJ News Commons: BILL WOULD ESTABLISH FAIR SCHEDULING FOR WORKERS

A "fair workweek" — or predictable scheduling — bill was introduced by state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg on Monday, and details were confirmed in a presser held yesterday. If it's passed by the state Legislature and then signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, the bill would guarantee employees the ability to plan their lives two weeks in advance, thanks to a new, mandatory scheduling buffer. It also ensures employees are scheduled to work a set number of hours per week, plus a 12-hour break between... 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,... Read more →


Philadelphia Tax Preparer Sentenced to Two Years in Prison For Causing Tax Loss of Over $2 Million

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Abdoulaye Coumbassa, 44, of Philadelphia, PA was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, one year supervised release, and ordered to pay $224,478 in restitution to the IRS by United States District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick for preparing and filing false tax returns for clients of his tax preparation business, Abbi Tax Services and Accounting, in Philadelphia. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic The defendant pleaded guilty in October 2019 to the offense of aiding and assisting in the preparation... Read more →


Penn State Coach Highest-Paid Pa Public Employee; Kentucky Coach Receives $9.2M

The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA --James Franklin, head football coach at Pennsylvania State University, earned $4.8 million in 2018, making Franklin the highest-paid public employee in Pennsylvania last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates. Penn State head coach James Franklin photo Barry Reeger On the ranking of the highest-paid public employees in each state, Franklin’s salary came in 12th, according to the analysis. Data from USA Today’s 2018 NCAA salary reports, as well as OpenTheBooks.com, were used by the website to create... 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. Gloucestercitynews.net 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... Read more →


Regard the Role of Paper Samples in Academic Writing

Gloucestercitynews.net (January 31, 2020)--Odd as it might sound, many disoriented students tend to undervalue sample reading as a tool for writing successfully. And this may be one of the common reasons why, to complete a capstone project that includes paper writing properly, a student has to apply for academic help from an online writing service. But the solution to the writing problems that most students face lies right on the surface – it takes just a few samples reads to get the hang of how... 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... Read more →


How to Encourage Your Kids to Brush Every Day

Gloucestercitynews.net (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... Read more →


Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO BY SEAN KIMMONS, ARMY NEWS SERVICE As a new recruiter working remote Alaskan villages scattered across an area larger than many U.S. states, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman was on a path to defeat. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman, an Alaska Army National Guard recruiter, flies his single-engine propeller aircraft while on a recruiting mission to Kipnuk, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2017. Masterman recruits future soldiers in several villages scattered across a wide area in southwestern Alaska. DoD... 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... Read more →


Quick and Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Gloucestercitynews.net (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 unsplash.com 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... 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... Read more →


How to Properly Spruce Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 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... 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... 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... Read more →


The University of Scranton Students from NJ Named to Dean's List

SCRANTON, PA (01/28/2020)-- Local residents were among more than 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2019 fall semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's List. The students are: Jillian D. Heier of Mickleton (08056), a freshman undeclared major in the University's College of Arts and Sciences. Christian M. Waltz of Haddonfield... 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 Gloucestercitynews.net 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.... 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... 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... Read more →


College of Charleston Students from NJ Honored

CHARLESTON, SC (01/29/2020)-- College of Charleston congratulates more than1,800 students who were named to the Fall 2019 President's List and Dean's List. Alexander Huss, of Wall Township has been named to the Dean's List. Huss is a Biology major. Cole Fabbri, of Haddonfield has been named to the Dean's List. Fabbri is a Business Administration major. Elana Tiger, of Absecon has been named to the President's List. Tiger is a Physical Education major. Emily Lucchesi, of Wall Township has been named to the Dean's List.... Read more →


NJ AWARDS $20M TO HOSPITALS TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE

Yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the state has accepted $20 million in federal grants to distribute to nine hospitals across the state. The funding will launch violence intervention programs, including substance abuse treatment. The goal is to stop gun violence before it happens again, in the hospital — specifically, in Atlantic City, Camden, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Neptune, Newark, New Brunswick, Paterson, and Trenton. (WHYY) MURPHY: IT WAS A "DISAGREEMENT," NOT TOXIC WORKPLACE Gov. Phil Murphy addressed strategist Julie Roginsky's allegations of "rank misogyny"... 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... 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... 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... 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.”... 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, philorch.org 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... Read more →


Philadelphia Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and His Wife Indicted on Fraud and Bribery Charges

PHILADELPHIA— First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced this morning that former Universal Community Homes Chief Executive Officer and Board President Abdur Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Rahim Islam, 62, of Philadelphia, PA; former Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Universal’s Board Shahied Dawan, 68, of Philadelphia, PA; Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, 46, and his spouse, political consultant Dawn Chavous, 40, both of Philadelphia, PA; were charged today in a twenty-two-count indictment alleging a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy and related crimes including bribery, honest services... 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... 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... 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... Read more →