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February 14, 2020

10 People Charged in $1.5 Million Fraud Scheme; 3 Are From Gloucester City

CAMDEN CITY, N.J.(February 14, 2020) – Ten people from South Jersey and Philadelphia have been charged with participating in a scheme to defraud individuals, companies, and financial institutions by misappropriating the victims’ bank account information and using that information to withdraw over $1.5 million in funds to which they were not entitled, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Kayla Massa, 22, of Gloucester City; Leire Massa, 19, of Laurel Springs; William Logan, 22, of Gloucester City; Jordan Herrin, 22, of Berlin; Erasmo Feliciano, 19, Laurel... Read more →


EPA Says: No Need To ‘Warm Up’ Modern Vehicles In Cold Weather

CAR CARE COUNCIL BE CAR CARE AWARE (NAPSI)—When the weather is cold, many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without You may have to bundle up before you drive in cold weather but your modern car is ready to go, with no need to idle a while. excessive idling. The idea of idling before driving dates back to when cars were built with carburetors.... Read more →


Step-Brother Sentenced for Brutal Killing of his Sister in Camden City

Camden City, N.J. — A Camden City man was sentenced to 27 years in prison for the brutal killing of his sister inside the family home, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph D. Wysocki. Ramike Medina-Brown, 24, of Camden City (photo)was sentenced to 27 years subject to the No Early Release Act by Judge Gwendolyn Blue. Acting First Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ellen Murphy prosecuted the matter for the State. Medina-Brown pled guilty Jan. 10, 2020 to... Read more →


William A. Quandt of Oaklyn, age 51

William A. Quandt, 51 of Oaklyn, NJ passed away on February 12, 2020, at his residence. Born in Point Pleasant, NJ, he was the son of Ann (Parisi) Fillipone(Frank) and the late William Quandt. William is survived by his wife, Kathryn (Cutler) Quandt; children, Ethan W, Quandt, Benjamin P. Quandt and Hannah K. Quandt; brother, Shaw Quandt; niece, Sydnee Quandt and nephews, Nicholas and Alexander Quandt. He was also predeceased by his nephew, Joshua Quandt. William worked as a carpenter for PBR NJ Inc. in... Read more →


Johnathan Mergentha, of Concord, NC; formerly of Gloucester City, age 19

Johnathan Mergentha Suddenly on February 3, 2020, of Concord, NC; formerly of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 19 years. Beloved son of Echo and Kevin Mergenthal. Loving brother of Christopher Koloski, Miranda Koloski, Robert, Ava and Emily Mergenthal. Dear grandson of Mabel and Karl Sherrer, Mimi Gloria Domina and the late Mona and Edward Mergenthal. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends: Tyler Mahoney and Troy Mikoski and his bird, Morty. Johnathan was a former student at Gloucester City High School and... Read more →


TRUMP VISITS WILDWOOD

WILDWOOD, NJ (February 14, 2020)(CNBNews.net)--Local resident Scott MacAdams (above) was in Wildwood for the Trump Rally on January 28. He writes, "We were in line for 10 grueling hours, and still didn't get in and ended up watching on one of the Jumbotrons. It was a totally awesome day, and we met tons of great 'Deplorables'. Here are some photos taken that day, please share them with your readers." RELATED Wildwood Boardwalk Taken Over by Trump Backers Democrats Holding Event in Cape May to Counter... Read more →


MURPHY CHALLENGER TARGETS WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Republican Jack Ciattarelli is running a campaign against Gov. Phil Murphy, and yesterday, he took aim at the current administration's handling of workplace harassment. He's hiring former state Sen. Diane Allen to lead his team on this issue. He also called the Murphy campaign's pattern of using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) "an embarrassment." Any campaign workers who were accused of misogyny “should be axed,” he said. On Tuesday, Murphy apologized to "those we failed." But he didn't apologize to anyone in particular, noted Julie Roginsky, who... Read more →


Edward T. Ellis "Tommy", of Gloucester City; Retired Army Veteran, American Legion Post 135

Edward T. Ellis “Tommy”, 83 of Gloucester City, NJ passed away peacefully on February 1, 2020. Edward was survived by his daughter, Sara Prepsel (Scott); granddaughter, Samantha Prepsel; brother, David Ellis; sister, Caroline Ippolitto; niece, Maureen (Ellis) Gorlewski; and nephews, Howard E. Ellis, Jr., Michael J. Ellis and James R. Ellis. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward B. and Emma L. (Voorhees) Ellis and his brother, Howard E.V. Ellis. Edward proudly severed his county starting in 1956 in the Marine Reserves followed by 4... Read more →


CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH ON THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS

March 2020 programming includes a renowned Broadway revival, celebrated artists from across comedy, jazz, chamber & orchestral music, and more (Philadelphia, PA, February 13, 2020) ––The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, along with Resident Company support from Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and The Philadelphia Orchestra, celebrates Women’s History Month in March 2020 with an array of programming honoring a breadth of female artistry and expression. Additionally, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Philadelphia and Drexel University’s Vision, 2020’s “Women 100” National Women’s... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Pope Brands Transgender Theory As Evil

February 13, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on transgender theory and its consequences: Pope Francis is on the left of the political spectrum on economic and environmental issues, but he remains a conservative on moral issues. His defense of the rights of the unborn is as strong as his two predecessors, and there is nothing heterodox about his comments on marriage, the family, and sexuality: he is a defender of traditional moral values. In his apostolic exhortation responding to the Amazon synod's call... Read more →


New Jersey Allows Residents To Choose What Gender They Want To Be

TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today announced that customers may now change the M/F gender designation on their New Jersey driver license or non-driver identification card without a doctor’s note. The “Declaration of Gender Designation Change for New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card” form is available at NJMVC Agencies and can be downloaded from the NJMVC website, njmvc.gov, and no longer requires the signature of a health care practitioner. Customers who choose to change... Read more →


New Law Will Require Developers To Pay Towards Transit Improvements

(Trenton, NJ)(February 13, 2020)--Today, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee released S368 (Cryan/Weinberg). The bill permits municipalities to require developers to make contributions for mass transit improvements. “This legislation is important because it will make sure developers pay their fair share of mass transit costs associated with new developments. New developments create more demand on mass transit systems, and create more traffic in the area. New Jersey is one of the most densely populated states in the country, and we have some of the... Read more →


NJBIA Supporting Youth Wage Tax Credit Bill

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is supporting legislation heard in the Senate Labor Committee today that would provide tax credits to employers who hire workers under 18 years old. The bill, S-718, is designed to help mitigate the impacts of youth hiring following the signing of New Jersey's $15-an-hour minimum wage law signed last year. "One of the unintended consequences of increasing the minimum wage so dramatically is an expected decrease in the employment of high school students," said NJBIA President and CEO... Read more →


Indiana Legionnaires/Lawmakers Support Homeless Veterans

By Cameran Richardson FEB 11, 2020 American Legion Department of Indiana National Executive Committeeman Jerry Jordan helps during the homeless veterans donation drive at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion Data from the Department of Veterans Affairs shows that the homeless veterans population in the state of Indiana has increased by 6 percent in the last year. As a result, anywhere from 300 to 400 homeless or at-risk veterans visit the food pantry at the Hoosier... Read more →


On-Site Assessment of the Mantua Police Dept.

PUBLIC NOTICE MANTUA TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 13, 2020)--The Mantua Township Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices. Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function. Agency employees and the public are invited to... Read more →


2019 Internet Crime Report Released

Internet-enabled crimes and scams show no signs of letting up, according to data released by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in its 2019 Internet Crime Report. The last calendar year saw both the highest number of complaints and the highest dollar losses reported since the center was established in May 2000. IC3 received 467,361 complaints in 2019—an average of nearly 1,300 every day—and recorded more than $3.5 billion in losses to individual and business victims. The most frequently reported complaints were phishing and... Read more →


Burlington County Operation Helping Hand Program Expanded Services

Defendants with offenses related to drug use will be offered treatment services MT. HOLLY, NJ (February 13, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the Burlington County Operation Helping Hand program has expanded services into the municipal court that serves Burlington City and Burlington Township, with outreach and treatment options being offered to those arrested on nonviolent offenses related to their drug use. In partnership with the Burlington Township Police Department, the City of Burlington Police Department, and Solstice Counseling and Wellness Center (“Solstice”), the... Read more →