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February 2020

Green Party Senate Candidate Hoffman: Another Democratic Party Dinner for the 1%

February 29, 2020, 6:53 pm | in Madelyn Hoffman, NJ Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2020 released the following prepared statement prior to Saturday's fundraiser for Congressman Donald Norcross. What does it mean when Senator Cory Booker, Senator Robert Menendez, Governor Phil Murphy and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi all gather in Camden to support Representative Donald Norcross for a $2,800 a plate meal? It means that big money controls this election cycle once again. What does it matter if there is a “D” or “R” next to your name when all that matters to these politicians is how many $2,800 plates and big donors attend to donate big money? This leaves little room for the voices of those not so wealthy; people dealing with issues of healthcare, making a living wage, addressing environmental concerns, and ending non-stop military spending. Join the Green Party of New Jersey... Read more →


Rev. Howard E. Muhlbaier, Retired Catholic Priest; Teacher and Alumnus of Gloucester Catholic HS

Rev. Howard E. Muhlbaier Cherry Hill - Rev. Howard Edward Muhlbaier, retired Catholic Priest of the Camden Diocese passed away on February 22, 2020 at St. Mary's Villa in Cherry Hill, with devoted friends and caregivers by his side, at age 81. Rev. Muhlbaier was born on June 16, 1938 to Sebastian Muhlbaier and Dorothy Kennedy Muhlbaier. He was raised in Swedesboro, NJ and was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1956. He continued his studies at Saint Charles College, Loyola College and Saint Mary Seminary having received his Master's in Theology. Father Muhlbaier was ordained May 22, 1965 in Camden, NJ by Archbishop Damiano. First assigned as parochial vicar at Incarnation in Mantua, Rev. Muhlbaier went on to serve the parishes of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Pitman, Saint Andrew the Apostle in Gibbsboro, St. Maurice Church in Brooklawn and Saints Peter and Paul in... Read more →


LINE OF MARCH

SAINT MARY’S/GLOUCESTER CITY FIFTH ANNUAL SAINT PATRICK’S PARADE SUNDAY, MARCH 1

by CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 29, 2020)----The annual St. Mary's Parish/Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled to begin at 1 PM sharp rain or shine. The parade will take the same route as last year, forming and staging at the Martin’s Lake area, at Johnson Blvd. and Baynes Ave. marching on Johnson Blvd. to Monmouth Street, up Monmouth Street to King, and dispersing at the former Coast Guard Base parking lot, King and Cumberland Streets. It will begin at Johnson Blvd and Baynes Avenue, north to Monmouth and Johnson Blvd., move west on Monmouth Street to King Street and south on King Street to Proprietors Park. The following bands and marching units will be in the line of march: South Philadelphia, Quaker City, Fralinger, Woodland, Avalon, Aqua, Uptown, Duffy, Durning, and the Gloucester City String Band. The Camden County Emerald Society, Second Street Irish Society, Trenton... Read more →


COVID-19 a Reminder of the Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. NIAID-RML What The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research and medical communities, write federal scientists from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their commentary appears in The New England Journal of Medicine. NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Special Projects H. Clifford Lane, M.D., and CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., shared their observations in the context of... Read more →


Public Support for Program to Cut Pollution/Modernize Transportation in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

“It’s a Big Hit!”: More Than 9 Out of 10 Back Transportation & Climate Initiative WASHINGTON, DC – February 28, 2019 – The message from residents of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to lawmakers couldn’t be clearer: The proposed Transportation & Climate Initiative cap-and-invest program to modernize transportation in the region is a winner. A strong 91 percent of public comments from 12 states and the District of Columbia support the Transportation & Climate Initiative’s policy, according to a review by the Our Transportation Future (OTF) coalition of the 8,308 public comments filed in the public portal since mid-December. An improved regional transportation system would mean more electric cars and trucks and charging infrastructure, reliable mass transit, walkable and bikeable communities, less congestion and pollution, and increased investments in projects that connect everyone, including those in underserved and rural areas. Speaking on behalf of OTF, Jordan Stutt, carbon program director, Acadia... Read more →


Healthcare Expert Edward Eichhorn Lectures on the Ills of Medicare-for-all

at Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business Hoboken, NJ, February 28, 2020 - Echoing the sentiments of Democratic candidates Biden, Bloomberg, Klobuchar and Buttigieg from their debate podiums in South Carolina earlier this week, healthcare expert and author, Edward Eichhorn, spoke of the ills of Medicare-for-all as a guest lecturer yesterday at the School of Business on the campus of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Said Eichhorn: “It is time for us to embrace a practical universal healthcare plan for America that maintains choice and reduces cost. The Eichhorn & Hutchinson plan does that. Medicare-for-all does not.” The Healing American Healthcare Coalition endorses what it refers to as a well-conceived universal healthcare plan co-authored by Mr. Eichhorn and Dr. Michael Hutchinson. According to the Coalition, if the United States were to adopt this approach, employers would be required to provide healthcare plans, but could choose between... Read more →


Red Bank’s 11th Annual Wedding Walk Returns

Free wedding planning event features top professionals, venues and latest trends to help you plan all of your nuptial needs RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Wedding Walk is back again and will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to engaged couples with and without a set wedding date. Kicking off a new decade, the Red Bank Wedding Walk will provide brides and grooms the opportunity to interact with more than 40 local wedding businesses and professionals providing the latest trends, styles and ideas to make their special day an unforgettable event! Attendees are asked to register in advance by visiting www.RedBankWeddingWalk.com, where they can also browse the participating businesses and map out an itinerary in advance to make the most of the day! Brides and grooms will begin the event at 10 a.m. by checking... Read more →


A message from South Jersey Political Chairs

Dear U.S. House Candidate: As leaders of the Democratic Party, we respectfully request that you sign the following campaign pledge to disavow support in any form from the corrupt Callaway organization in Atlantic City. Craig Callaway has a long and shameful history of interfering in honest and fair elections. As Atlantic City Council President, he disgraced his office by taking thousands in cash bribes leading to a federal conviction and a 40-month prison sentence. Then, one of Callaway’s political allies, former Camden City Councilman Ali Sloan-El, was convicted of taking tens of thousands in cash in brown bags from an undercover FBI agent in the same pay-to-play redevelopment scheme that rocked South Jersey. Ali Sloan-El has since made new allies. Just last year he partnered with Susan Altman, who runs a Trenton dark money group that fights against disclosing secret donors. They, along with Kate Delany and other fake Democrats,... Read more →


Harrisburg Businessman Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding College Faculty Union

HARRISBURG Pa– The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that the former owner/operator of a Harrisburg based dental and vision claims processing business, Michael Timothy Buchanan, age 69, currently a resident of Fishers, Indiana, was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release on February 26, 2020, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, for defrauding a trust fund established by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) out of $1,493,629. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Buchanan pleaded guilty in May 2019 to a criminal information charging him with one count of health care fraud. Buchanan executed a scheme to defraud the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund (The Fund) between 2007 and 2017 by his submission of false, inflated invoices for the services his company, Actuaries, Consultants and Administrators, Inc. (ACA), provided... Read more →


Four Top Strategies for Achieving Excellent Events in Philadelphia

By: Alison Rooney There are many essential elements to the art of managing successful events in a large city like Philadelphia. What do the local experts think you should make your focus? Here we draw upon recent reflections of t Three of the city’s top event management leaders, shared during a recent Executive in Residence panel at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). From infrastructure and risk management to partnerships and staying true to the mission of each panelist’s organization—these experts offered insight on how to leverage your resources to make the most of each event. Recent Executives in Residence were: Michael DelBene, president and CEO of Welcome America, Inc. Jazelle Jones, deputy managing director of the City of Philadelphia Office of Special Events Kelvin Moore, general manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center WHAT ARE THE BEST PRACTICES FOR EVENT LEADERSHIP, ACCORDING TO PHILADELPHIA’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST?... Read more →


Shenandoah Adams Sr., Arrested For Mortgage Fraud/Defrauding The Orange Library

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man was arrested today by federal agents on charges of mortgage fraud and scheming to defraud the Orange Public Library, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Shenandoah Adams Sr., a/k/a “Shane Adams Sr.,” 54, of New Providence, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with six counts of wire fraud and two counts of making false statements in connection with a mortgage loan. He is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court. According to the indictment: Adams was a principal of Adams Property Management and Investment Group Limited Liability Company (Adams Property Management), which purchased property on Hilton Street in East Orange, New Jersey, in 2014. The following year, Adams arranged for a close associate (Individual 1) to obtain a $153,562 loan from a mortgage lender to purchase the Hilton Street property from Adams Property... Read more →


State Launches Clean Up of Illegal Dumping Area Along Assunpink Creek

TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today joined Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, other city officials and volunteers to launch a community project to remove materials from a large illegal dumping site in Trenton as part of the DEP’s statewide environmental justice efforts. This is the first phase in the cleanup of the Amtico Square site and results from concerns residents raised at an environmental justice listening session held by Commissioner McCabe and the city last fall. “This cleanup is a direct, tangible response to concerns I heard from residents during an environmental justice listening session and is a great example of putting into practice environmental justice principles to improve quality of life for disproportionately burdened communities,” Commissioner McCabe said. “The City of Trenton and Mayor Gusciora have been constructive and dedicated partners in this effort, from the listening session to the eventual conversion of this site... Read more →


Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

Rhode Island Woman’s Fraud Preyed on Friends and Neighbors Monique Brady's house in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Prosecutors said fraud proceeds paid for the home's $9,400 per month mortgage, with a total of $342,243 in mortgage payments made during the scheme. A Rhode Island woman who preyed on the trust of friends, family, and neighbors in a dubious investment scheme—one that gilded her reputation and lifestyle while fleecing her victims of $4.8 million—was sentenced this month to eight years in prison. She was also ordered to pay back her victims. Monique Brady pleaded guilty last July in federal court to running a fraud scheme prosecutors have described as “reprehensible,” “insidious,” and “depraved.” Brady, 45, of East Greenwich, claimed her property preservation company, MNB, had contracts to rehabilitate New England properties. She said she needed investments of $20,000 to $80,000 to pay subcontractors to perform the work. In return, investors were... Read more →


Joseph R. Natale, Jr., of Glendora, formerly of Mt. Ephraim

On February 28, 2020, of Glendora; formerly of Mt. Ephraim. Age 78. Devoted father of Joann Natale. Dear brother of Rita Iacovelli (Jerry) and Bill Natale (Joan). Loving companion of Marion Bennett. He was a loving grandfather. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joseph proudly served with the US Air Force and worked for the US Postal Service in Mt. Ephraim for 30 years. Joe enjoyed spending his summers with his family in Wildwood. There will be a viewing from 7pm to 9pm Tuesday evening and from 8:15am to 9:15am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am Wednesday at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Read more →


Artificial Reef Pot Survey at Little Egg Harbor, Sea Girt, and Manasquan Inlet

February 28, 2020 The Division's Marine Fisheries Administration will be conducting the Artificial Reef Pot Survey at three different reef sites: Little Egg Sea Girt Manasquan Inlet The pots will be deployed mid-March, and will remain at these sites through April, with the possibility of running into the first week of May. High flyers (pictured) will be deployed throughout the reef sites. Please be aware of them and avoid them as best as possible. LITTLE EGG REEF SITE Latitude Longitude NE Corner 39°29.000’ 74°10.000’ NW Corner 39°29.000’ 74°12.000’ SE Corner 39°28.000’ 74°10.000’ SW Corner 39°28.000’ 74°12.000’ SEA GIRT REEF SITE Latitude Longitude NE Corner 40°08.220’ 73°55.520’ NW Corner 40°08.630’ 73°55.730’ ME Corner 40°07.300’ 73°56.670’ MW Corner 40°07.480’ 73°57.150’ SE Corner 40°06.130’ 73°57.120’ SW Corner 40°06.170’ 73°57.570’ MANASQUAN INLET REEF SITE Latitude Longitude NE Corner 40°04.945’ 73°58.728’ NW Corner 40°05.653’ 74°00.000’ SE Corner 40°04.175’ 73°58.728’ SW Corner 40°04.891’ 73°58.728’ Artificial Reef... Read more →


I-295 to be closed and detoured overnight next week; One lane to remain open during construction

Maintenance resurfacing work begins in Carneys Point (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-295 southbound and northbound will be closed and detoured on separate nights next week for the start of a maintenance and resurfacing project in Carneys Point, Salem County. Tuesday, March 3: Beginning at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, through 6 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, NJDOT’s Contractor, Schifano Construction Corp., will close and detour I-295 southbound between Exit 4/Route 48 and Exit 2C/Route 130. The closure is necessary to place construction barrier to close one lane. When the highway reopens on Wednesday morning the right lane will be closed and left lane will remain open. This configuration will be in place for approximately one month. The following signed detour will be in place overnight Tuesday, March 3: I-295 southbound detour: (8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 4) Motorists on... Read more →


Alfred W. Strater, of Runnemede. Age 85.

Alfred W. Strater, on February 26, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 85. Beloved husband of Joann (nee Baitinger) for 62 years. Devoted father of Gary (Donna), Gordon, and Jennifer Giumarello (Samuel). Loving grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 1. Dear brother of Joseph Strater and Pearl Cox. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Alfred proudly served with the US Air Force. There will be a visitation from 10am to 11am Monday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment is private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 E. Clements Bridge Road, Runnemede, NJ 08078 or Runnemede Senior Citizens Club, c/o Lee Mikulski, 24 S. Read Avenue, Runnemede, NJ 08078. Read more →


Homeless Man Charged with Collingswood Home Invasion, Arson, and Two Burglaries

Camden City, N.J. – A homeless man has been charged in connection to a Collingswood home invasion and arson that left two injured and also two burglaries that happened the day before, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey. Bernard Miller, 36, has been charged with the following: One count of attempted murder Two counts of first-degree robbery Two counts of first-degree aggravated arson One count of second-degree burglary One count of second-degree aggravated assault Two counts of criminal restraint One count of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon One count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose One count of third-degree burglary Through the investigation, detectives tracked Miller to a homeless shelter in Camden. After viewing surveillance footage, investigators saw Miller enter the shelter Sunday, Feb. 23. in clothing that matched the clothes the man who burglarized the... Read more →


Unions Endorse Brigid Callahan Harrison

[February 28, 2020 - Longport, New Jersey] – Last night before a packed house at Teamsters Local 331, labor unions across Atlantic County including - AFT NJ, UNITE-HERE 54, Painters District Council 711, Ironworkers Local 399, South Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, IATSE 917, UAW, SMWIA State Council, NALC 903, Teamsters Local 331, IBEW 351, Southern New Jersey Building Trades Council, Atlantic/Cape May Central Labor Council, UFCW Local 360, BAC New Jersey & Area District Council, IFPTE Atlantic Council and Local 195, UA 322, IBEW 827 - united to rally their support for Brigid Callahan Harrison, Democratic candidate for the second congressional district. Harrison, a 25-year member of American Federation of Teachers Local 1904, issued her declaration of policy principles regarding support of working families and job creation. The following is a statement from Harrison and lists the core priorities she plans to bring to Washington after securing the... Read more →


**REVISED** CUSTOMER ADVISORY Paramus Inspection Station Closed March 4

TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that the date for the closing of the Paramus Inspection Station, located at 20 W. Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652, has been changed to Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The Paramus Inspection Station will be open on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The MVC has been notified by PSE&G that it will be doing electrical work in front of the entrance and exit to the inspection facility that will require closing access points. The electrical work is in connection with a Bergen County bridge refurbishing project that requires PSE&G to relocate its overhead wires and equipment. The MVC apologizes for any inconvenience. Alternate inspection stations include: Wayne 481 Route 46 West Wayne, NJ 07470 Lodi 8 Mill Street Lodi, NJ 07644 The MVC reminds customers to always check our website before visiting a local office and to take advantage of driver... Read more →


2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show February 29 - March 8 (Video)

Escape to a Riviera Holiday at the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show From February 29 through March 8, plant lovers everywhere will celebrate the breathtaking vistas and gardens of these sun-soaked regions at the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, "Riviera Holiday." No other parts of the world evoke such powerful and seductive images of paradise than the Mediterranean, where jaw-dropping coastlines, azure skies, groves of citrus, and exotic blooms await in the everlasting sunshine! America’s largest flower show invites guests to explore more gardens than ever before! Dig-in at daily Planting Parties and indulge in NEW behind-the-scenes tours and dining experiences. Check this one off your bucket list. Book your Riviera Holiday today! Buy now and save! Discounted Show Tickets Read more →


Smyra Resident Arrested on Illegal Drug Charges

DOVER, Del. – A Smyrna man was arrested Feb. 25 on drug charges following a traffic stop and vehicle search in Dover conducted by the Delaware Natural Resources Police - Environmental Crimes Unit, in which officers seized as evidence 322 grams of marijuana, 66 Xanax pills, $1,225 in cash, a digital scale, and drug packaging materials. Andrew Burns, 23, was charged with one count of each of the following: Manufacture/deliver/possession with intent to deliver controlled substance Tier 2 quantity Manufacture/deliver/possession with intent to deliver controlled substance Possession of controlled substance Tier 2 quantity Possession of controlled substance Tier 1 quantity Conspiracy second degree – agreement to engage in felony criminal conduct Possession of drug paraphernalia not related to personal use quantity marijuana Failure to have insurance identification in possession Operation of an unregistered motor vehicle Display of license plate Unsafe passing on the left Duty to sign and carry driver’s... Read more →


Philadelphia Bar Association Calls for an End to Unwarranted Attacks on the U.S. Judiciary

Encourages All Americans to Speak Up in Defense of the Constitution and Our Country’s Democratic Principles PHILADELPHIA, PA – In response to recent, unwarranted attacks on the U.S. Judiciary, Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the nation’s oldest metropolitan Bar Association, issued the following statement: “As the nation’s oldest metropolitan Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association has always considered certain principles to be imperatives of this Association and of the legal profession. We believe that the rule of law and an independent judiciary are cornerstones of a democracy and of a civilized society. “Unless these structures and principles are vibrant, and unless we vigorously defend their existence, the dream of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people begins to crumble. “The rule of law demands that each individual, whether rich or poor, famous or unknown, understands that the law is... Read more →


The Center for American Women and Politics Provides Unparalleled Resources for 2020 Elections

With the first congressional and state primaries only a week away, the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University is breaking down the performance of women candidates across the country through our Election Watch project. As in years past, CAWP will provide results data about women candidates after primary contests, marrying historical data and context with present-day analysis to provide real-time updates on the 2020 election cycle. Before primary day, check out the myriad resources already on the CAWP website, and stay tuned for more updates. REVAMPED Candidate Summary: See full numbers of women candidates for Senate, House, governor, lieutenant governor, and other statewide elected executive offices, now accompanied by interactive graphics that compare current numbers to historical records, display state-by-state information, track candidate filings, sort candidates by whether they're running for open seats or as challengers, and more. This candidate summary currently includes both likely and filed... Read more →


Companies that Haul or Process Soil, Fill Recyclable Material in NJ MUST Register by April 20

DEP ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION DEADLINE TRENTON - Businesses conducting soil and fill recyclable material services that do not already possess an A-901 license have until April 20, 2020, to register with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a first step to comply with a newly enacted licensing law requiring greater oversight of those activities, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. Governor Phil Murphy signed the law - known as the "Dirty Dirt Bill" on Jan. 21, which expands the DEP's oversight of companies that engage in, or provide, soil and fill recycling services including collection, transportation, processing, brokering, storage, purchase, sale or disposition of soil and fill recyclable materials. "With the passage of this new law as well as the gains made with our Guard Your Backyard campaign, the DEP and our local partners are in a better position to take action to address problematic fill material and companies... Read more →


Most Common Cable Connection Problems and Easy Ways to Fix Them

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 28, 2020)--Our lives are dependent on the internet and disconnection means a total blackout. Be it an office, a home or a public place, the internet is everywhere. Admit it or not, we are all trapped and chained to the charismatic world of internet. No matter what, every one of us has faced cable connection issues leading to internet disconnection, and without having any clue, we are in a state of confusion - what to do next. Imagine yourself watching a thriller movie on Spectrum TV and suddenly the movie stops in the middle – what is your first reaction? You would definitely question yourself how do I fix it. Should I call the customer support or try to figure out the problem myself. If I call the customer support, I would have to wait for some time and in the meanwhile, my interest in the movie would diminish.... Read more →


Doctor Described as ‘Candy Man’ Admits to Distributing Opioids to Patients w/o a Medical Reason

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bergen County doctor today admitted distributing opioids without a legitimate medical reason and falsifying medical records to cover it up, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. CNBNews graphics file Robert Delagente, 45, of Oakland, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substances, three counts of distribution of controlled dangerous substances, and one count of falsifying medical records. “This defendant knowingly prescribed for his patients some of the most dangerous and addictive drugs available, sometimes with no more contact than a text message from the patient,” U.S. Attorney Carpenito said. “Many of these patients were dealing with pain and addiction, and instead of getting help from their doctor, they were drawn deeper into the cycle of drug abuse. His admission of guilt today ensures that he... Read more →


CNB Business: Atlantic City Electric Opens New Glassboro Project Management Office

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Atlantic City Electric has grown the company’s presence in southern New Jersey with the addition of a new Project Management Office in Glassboro that officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by employees, elected officials and Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce members. The 30-employee location will house Atlantic City Electric’s Project Management teams that design, plan and execute projects to strengthen critical energy infrastructure and build a more resilient grid. With the office’s close proximity to Rowan University, the location has great potential for future intern and career opportunities for Rowan graduates and will host a Rowan intern this summer. “We are excited to grow our footprint in the Glassboro community and bring a new office that joins our Operations facility just up the road,” said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president. “This new location allows us to grow our relationship... Read more →


Columbus Buffetta, of Brooklawn; WWII Army Vet, Campbell Soup Employee, age 92

Columbus Buffetta had an immeasurable work ethic. He dedicated his life to his family and his Lord. He was witty and self made who took pride and pleasure in the simple beauties of life. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time at his home in Brooklawn with his family. On Friday February 21, 2020, after 92 years he was called away, but only to return home to the Lord. “Buff” was born in Camden and had spent his formative years there. His home had contributed to the manpower of our great nation, upholding the ideals of our American freedoms during WWII in the U.S. Army. Early on he and his family owned and operated a variety store in Camden before settling his family down in Brooklawn. Columbus made a career as a machinist, at Campbell’s Soup in Camden and enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family camping and bicycling. Columbus... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: MURPHY: "FREE" (PUBLIC) COLLEGE IS ON THE TABLE AGAIN

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about his plan to make college more affordable for students who enroll in one of New Jersey's public colleges and universities. The focus is four-year institutions, and there's 11 total, including Rutgers University and Rowan University. Under the plan outlined in his 2021 budget — which he delivered yesterday — families who earn under $65,000 per year would be able to send their teens to college for free. The plan would affect students who enroll next fall (2021) and later. (NorthJersey / NJ.com) TRUMP MOCKED SEA WALL. NOW THE PROJECT IS HALTED. In a move that was called "unexpected" by The New York Times, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is putting a $19 million feasibility study on hold due to a lack of financial support. The federally-funded project was set up to investigate how to protect New Jersey and New York... Read more →


Camden County GOP Announces County Candidates

Ambrosino: “2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote and I am proud to announce a slate of candidates that happens to be all women.” HADDON HEIGHTS (February 27, 2020)--– Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino announced the county slate of GOP candidates today. “2020 is the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote and I am proud to announce a slate of candidates that happens to be all women,” Rich Ambrosino said. “Our county candidates are, for Surrogate former Haddon Heights School Board member and Attorney Kimberly Stuart. Freeholder candidates are former Haddon Heights Councilwoman Jennifer Moore and Johanna Scheets, a board certified Behavior Analyst. Minister Nicole Nance, BBA rounds out the team running for the unexpired Freeholder term.” Ambrosino continued, “On the stump our candidate in the First Congressional District, Claire Gustafson, discusses 2020 being the 100th anniversary of women winning the... Read more →


Pennsylvania Man Charged with Robbing Banks in Oaklyn and Cherry Hill

Camden City, N.J. (February 26, 2020)--–A Pennsylvania man has been charged for robbing two banks in three days, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer, Oaklyn Police Chief Mark Moore and Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan. Leon Stanford, 51, of Scranton, has been charged with two counts of second-degree robbery after detectives said he demanded money at two separate banks. Investigators said Stanford first robbed the TD Bank on the White Horse Pike in Oaklyn Feb. 22 before passing a similar note demanding money to a Republic Bank employee in Cherry Hill Monday, Feb. 24. Multiple witnesses came forward identifying Stanford in the surveillance video from TD Bank after it was released publicly. Through the investigation, detectives learned Stanford’s white Saturn VUE matches the same vehicle captured on the surveillance footage. Stanford was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division Feb. 25.... Read more →


JUMP SHOT, The Kenny Sailor Story (video)

He invented something everyone loves, but you've probably never heard of him. This film chronicles the larger than life story of one basketball's greatest innovators: The legend you've never heard of, Kenny Sailors. We're currently in production on the feature length documentary, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the action. jumpshotmovie.com ““I’m inspired by Kenny Sailor’s story because I’ve been playing basketball since I was five, and ever since I picked up the ball, shooting a jump shot was just second nature to me. To know the person that Kenny was and what he stood for, that is something that is very inspirational. I hope to have as much of an impact as Kenny did.” — Steph Curry ““Jump Shot is an incredible story! Kenny Sailors really changed the game of basketball, all while being dedicated to his family and his community. It is awesome how... Read more →


Presidential Candidates Detail Plans to Reduce Poverty

Action for Opportunity Coalition Presses Candidates on Records on Economic Opportunity for Low-Income Americans The Action for Opportunity Coalition, representing more than 30 non-profit organizations, unions, and advocates across the country have received from all presidential candidates, other than President Trump, written plans to address poverty and increase economic opportunity in the United States. All candidates for president as well as several former candidates have written responses to the following questions: What are the top five specific ways that you, as president, would increase economic opportunity for low-income Americans and decrease poverty, hunger, and homelessness? What is your single greatest concrete career accomplishment to date that has increased economic opportunity for low-income Americans and/or decreased poverty, hunger, and homelessness? As president, how would you staff and structure the development, leadership, and daily management of your economic opportunity, poverty, hunger, and homelessness initiatives in your White House, Cabinet, and Administration? Responses... Read more →


How technology has changed romance

Gloucestercitynews.net (Feb. 27, 2020)--Technology, the force driving so many aspects of human development, is exciting, inspirational, and naturally evolving. There can be no denying the ways technological advances have improved lives across the globe, from drones assisting farmers in remote areas to scientists mapping climate changes. It has also had a profound effect on romance, with the proliferation of online dating making it so much easier for singles to seek eligible partners. Here are some of the many ways technology has changed romance. People can enter a relationship in minutes If romance was once a thoughtful activity where people had to spend time getting to know each other by embarking on a series of dates, nowadays it is far more immediate. Singles who are seeking a romantic encounter only have to sign up to a dating resource, where they could get to know a prospective partner for love in a... Read more →


South Philadelphia Drug Delivery Service Operators, Known as the “Friends,” Convicted

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Antoine Clark, 30, Gerald Spruell, 32, and Daniel Robinson, 36, all of Philadelphia, PA, were convicted after more than two weeks at trial of charges including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and distribution or possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin arising from their operation of an almost around-the-clock drug delivery service for several years in South Philadelphia. Between 2013 and 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, known as the “Friends” and “7th Street” drug trafficking group, delivered crack cocaine and heroin to customers along the 7th Street corridor in South Philadelphia using a shared drug phone. The defendants used the phone to take orders and communicate with customers; they would pass the phone off in shifts to keep their operation going almost 24 hours per day. FBI agents conducted surveillance and controlled purchases of narcotics... Read more →


How to keep a check on your partner online?

With time advancement in technology makes our life much easier. Just as the innovation in web development and software brings ease. There are multiple online apps are available through which you can keep a check on the things around you. usually, people prefer to use them for monitoring and surveillance for business purposes. As well as to keep a check on the kid’s activity. Moreover, best phone tracker app to catch a cheating spouse is getting common. If you found or feel that your partner is cheating on you and you want to be assured. Get the tracker application and check the online activities of your husband or wife. The featured apps are supported for both android and iOS systems. So, if your partner has android or iOS no matters you have the options to get him or her. Features of the spy applications Advanced spy apps and services are... Read more →


State Police Charge Three Men with Attempted Murder for Firing Gun at Cop

Female Associate of Men Arrested with Handguns Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have charged three men with attempted murder, and a woman has been charged with weapons offenses and obstructing justice in connection with an incident in Trenton on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in which the men allegedly fired a gun at a police officer. Dion Battle, 28, Shaiquan A. Hearns, 20, and Yahonatan R. Salter, 28, all of Trenton, were each charged with the following offenses: Attempted Murder (1st degree) Conspiracy (1st degree) Unlawful Possession of a Handgun (1st degree—Based on fact that all three have prior convictions for crimes under the No Early Release Act) Possession of a Weapon as a Convicted Felon (2nd degree) Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose (2nd degree) Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution (3rd degree) Tameka V. Flemming, 30, of Trenton, N.J. was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun... Read more →


The Point at Cape Henlopen Closes March 1 for 2020 for beach nesting season

LEWES, Del. –The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, will close Sunday, March 1, for the benefit of threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns, and other species. The Point’s nesting habitat on the ocean side will reopen Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. DNREC’s Divisions of Parks & Recreation, Fish & Wildlife, and Watershed Stewardship have worked together since 1990 to implement a management plan to halt the decline of beachnester and migratory shorebird populations. The Point has been closed annually since 1993. For more information, contact Cape Henlopen State Park at 302-645-8983 or stop by the Park Office. About DNREC The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and... Read more →


Virtua Surgeon Performs 1,000th Robotic Surgery

Medical milestone underscores Dr. Arthur T. Martella as national leader in his field Perfectly timed with American Heart Month, Arthur T. Martella, MD, recently performed his 1,000th robotic-assisted heart surgery. He is among an elite group of surgeons, nationally and internationally, to achieve this milestone. “The people of South Jersey are fortunate to have a surgeon as skilled and experienced as Dr. Martella performing such advanced procedures so close to home. When Virtua and Lourdes came together last year, we considered the cardiothoracic program, led by Dr. Martella, to be among the most important and complementary services we could now offer to a wider community. Dr. Martella’s achievement reinforces our belief that Virtua and Lourdes are truly better together,” said Virtua Health Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Reginald Blaber, MD, FACC, MBA. As chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, N.J., Dr.... Read more →


Survey shows majority of Delawareans say it is time to act on Climate Change

DOVER, Del. – With public input sessions beginning next week to create Delaware’s plan to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change, most Delawareans believe climate change and sea level rise are happening, and a majority say the state should act now to address both issues, according to a survey commissioned by DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy. Residents surveyed also support a range of key strategies to reduce climate change and respond to rising sea levels. The survey, supervised by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, was conducted in late 2019 by Standage Market Research with the results announced today by DNREC. On March 3, 4 and 5, public input sessions will be held to provide an opportunity for Delawareans to learn more about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better prepare the state for climate impacts. Workshop attendees will also have a chance to... Read more →


Tips to Help Your Gloucester City Business Stand Out from the Competition

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 27, 2020)--It has been shown that 86% of people in the US trust small businesses, but the same cannot be said for large businesses, as only 55% of people trust them. This means that small businesses are more likely to be successful than large companies. Competition for customers is greater than it’s ever been, so how can you stand out from your competitors? One thing is certain - you shouldn’t be using the same marketing strategies as your close competitors. Instead, you need to change your approach and transform your brand into one that stands out from your competitors. Follow these tips to stand out from the crowd and succeed in Gloucester City’s competitive market: Provide Amazing Products and Services To stand out from your competition, you need to offer something that your competitors are not. 74% of customers in the US said that they listen to word of... Read more →


*Pine Hill PD Accepting Applications for Police Officer and SLEOII

PINE HILL, NJ (February 27, 2020)--The Pine Hill Police Department is initiating the recruitment process for the positions of Police Officer and SLEOII. The Department is currently seeking to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies within our agency with energetic, dedicated and hardworking individuals who are currently PTC certified Police Officers or are in the process of obtaining their certification. PTC certified SLEOII Officers who are within three years of their certification date and capable of obtaining a PTC waiver for Police Officer will also be eligible for consideration. The Pine Hill Police Department is a proactive police agency, with members who are dedicated to fulfilling the community’s expectations of professional and community oriented police services. Currently the Pine Hill Police Department has twenty-two sworn full-time officers with specialized units including; Detectives, Police K-9, Special Response Team, Critical Incident Negotiations, LEAD and Task Force Officers. The Pine... Read more →


NORWESCAP AND THE TOWN OF PHILLIPSBURG PARTNER TO REVITALIZE THE SOUTH MAIN STREET DISTRICT

$125,000 Awarded by New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to Fund Revitalization Phillipsburg, New Jersey, February 26, 2020- The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) has approved a plan, jointly developed by the Town of Phillipsburg and Norwescap, to make improvements in the South Main Street District. The plan included input from hundreds of local residents, business leaders, elected officials and community-based organizations. Through its ‘Neighborhood Preservation Program, the NJ DCA will provide the Town of Phillipsburg with $125,000 in funding to focus on branding the district, coordinating and expanding events, and attracting complementary businesses through micro-grant opportunities. In addition, strategies will be deployed to improve the look, feel and function of public spaces and foster a vibrant business district by connecting the “downtown” area with nearby parks and trails for biking and walking and by linking tourist attractions (such as the popular Delaware River Railroad Excursions) with... Read more →


State of New Jersey Diverts Tax Dollars Allocated to 911 System Improvements

By Emily S. Moore | The Center Square A decade ago, a fee was placed on every New Jersey resident’s phone bill to be allocated to improving the state’s out-of-date 911 system. However, only 10 to 15 percent of those funds is used to upgrade the three state-operated 911 centers, John G. Donnadio, executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties, said in an interview with The Center Square. “The 197 or so the county and municipal 911 centers have not received any funding from the state during this time and have been forced to rely on the use of local property taxpayer dollars to fund 911 system upgrades,” he said. The funds, instead, have been diverted for general operating expenses at the Department of Law and Public Safety. The diversions prohibit New Jersey from applying for millions of dollars in grants from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to... Read more →


*The Camden County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau

Did you know that any school, library, civic organization, gardening club within Camden County can request a speaker. The Camden County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau will be glad to come out this winter or spring to give a talk. The list of available talks and the request form is on our website, https://mastergardenerscamdencounty.org/speakers-bureau/ Read more →


New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaning

Water main flushing begins this month and continues through the fall New Jersey American Water’s Travis Serles flushing a hydrant in the company’s Delran service area. (Photo Credit: New Jersey American Water) CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – FEB. 26, 2020 – Beginning March 2 and into the summer months, New Jersey American Water will perform the annual cleaning of its water distribution system to ensure customers continue to receive high-quality, reliable water service. Flushing the system helps to clean out any buildup of mineral deposits and sediment inside the pipes. The company also flushes its hydrants to make sure they are operational and to check fire flows in the system. Flushing involves simultaneously opening fire hydrants in a specific area to create increased water flows. The service areas and dates when flushing begins are posted at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts. While water mains are being cleaned, customers may notice short periods of... Read more →