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February 20, 2020

Tomlin Station Road/CR 607 Bridge over I-295 to close tomorrow deck replacement project begins

Signed detour will be in place (Trenton) (February 20, 2020)--– New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the closure and detour of the Tomlin Station Road/CR 607 Bridge over I-295 to begin a bridge deck replacement project in Greenwich, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., tomorrow Friday, February 21, NJDOT’s Contractor, South State, Inc. is scheduled to close the Tomlin Station Road Bridge over I-295. The following signed detour will be in place: Tomlin Station Road northbound detour: Motorists wishing to take Tomlin... Read more →


Lowell M. McCown, Marcus S. Mackroy-Davis, Zahire N. Williams Indicted for Burlington City Murder

(Left to right) Lowell M. McCown, Marcus S. Mackroy-Davis, Zahire N. Williams MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (February 20, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that three men have been indicted for the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Burlington City resident late last year. Zahire N. Williams, 20, of Burlington City, Marcus S. Mackroy-Davis, 23, of Westampton, and Lowell M. McCown, 20, of Philadelphia were indicted on charges of Murder (First Degree) and Conspiracy (First Degree). Williams, who is accused of being the shooter, was indicted on... Read more →


Harrison on Wednesday's Cumberland County Democratic Caucus Vote

“I want to sincerely thank each of the members of the Cumberland Democratic County Steering Committee for all the time they invested in their endorsement process, the full Caucus for their support, and would also like to congratulate all the others who won their endorsements tonight including Carol Musso and George Castellini, and Bruce Cooper. “I am grateful that the Committee took the time to thoroughly evaluate and interview each of the candidates and honored that they recognized that I am the best qualified candidate... Read more →


Alyssa Donato of Cedarville, NJ Named to 2020 Kutztown University Softball Team

KUTZTOWN, PA (02/20/2020)-- Kutztown University will have 21 student-athletes representing its softball program for the 2020 season, including Alyssa Donato of Cedarville, NJ (08311). The Golden Bears opened their season with a 4-5 record across their first two tournaments. Head coach Judy Lawes is in her 33rd season at KU, 19 wins shy of 1,000 for her career. KU will next hit the diamond for their spring break trip beginning Saturday, March 7, against Winston-Salem State in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Golden Bears will then play... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: GOVERNOR PROPOSES SWEEPING ETHICS REFORMS

Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a set of reforms designed to improve transparency and accountability in state politics. Murphy called out an "understandable cynicism" that has turned many New Jerseyans — and Americans — away from the democratic process. Here's a preview: Tightening a loophole in the state's Open Public Records Act Banning staffers in the Legislature from earning other income (unless it's approved by the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards) Requiring certain employees to complete a financial disclosure form Broadening the scope of... Read more →


Pennsylvania Meth Ring Busted, 32 Arrested

ALTOONA― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of 32 individuals for the sale and distribution of methamphetamine in Blair County. This law enforcement action is the result of wiretaps and a year-long grand jury investigation into a drug trafficking network between Philadelphia and Blair counties which authorized the arrest of 17 individuals including the Philadelphia sources of methamphetamine and Blair County’s upper and mid-level dealers. Beyond the 17 arrested as a result of the grand jury, additional investigation led to the arrest of... Read more →


Now Available, Beard Guyz® Micro-Mist Beard Oil with Pump

Glendale Heights, IL – Beard Guyz®, a Men’s Care brand from Universal Beauty Products, Inc., has expanded its grooming product lineup for 2020 with a lightweight oil Beard Guyz® products that’s applied directly to the beard using a proprietary pump sprayer. Beard Guyz Micro-Mist Beard Oil softens and moisturizes the beard without weighing it down and is conveniently sized to meet the busy lifestyle needs of modern sporting enthusiasts. Many beard oil products require the use of hands to apply the oil and shape the... Read more →


New Jersey Man Charged With Coercing And Enticing Commercial Sex Workers

NEWARK, N.J. – A New Jersey man who allegedly lured commercial sex workers to travel from out of state to engage in prostitution and other sexual acts by use of force, violence and threats in and around Middlesex County, New Jersey, appeared in court February 19, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jose Torres, 42, is charged by complaint with two counts of coercion and enticement. The defendant is scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelly in Boston federal court. Torres... Read more →


New Name for Philadelphia Union Stadium

Agreement is first of its kind globally for the automaker; Home of the Union and Union II to become Subaru Park CHESTER, Pa. (February, 2020) – Philadelphia Union and Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a multi-year stadium naming rights partnership in a global first for the automaker. As a part of the partnership, the home of the Union will be named Subaru Park, an 18,500-seat sports and events destination in the greater Philadelphia area. Subaru will become the official and exclusive automotive partner of... Read more →


BOOK REVIEW: Help! Mom! The Swamp is in My School!

AOC Dingbat, Trump Superhero in New Kids’ Book - Socialism 101 for Tots A new children’s book casts Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a gum-popping, bored, selfie-taking amateur while President Trump, donning a MAGA-red superhero cape, swoops in to save an elementary school from the evils of socialism. Help! Mom! The Swamp is in My School! written by bestselling author Katharine DeBrecht, is described as a “hilarious and fun way to explain socialism to kids.” DeBrecht, author of the bestseller Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under... Read more →


Attention Anglers! Forum at Batsto Saturday

BATSTO, NJ--Anglers have two great opportunities to learn, comment and ask questions about the Division's freshwater programs at the South Jersey Fisheries Forum this Saturday and the Trout Meeting next Saturday at Pequest. Saturday's forum at the Batsto Village Visitor's Center in Wharton State Forest will include presentations on Harmful Algal Blooms, Largemouth Bass Virus Sampling, and Warmwater Fish Production. Discussion topics will include the Warmwater Fisheries Management Plan (what do YOU want to see covered) and Potential Regulation Changes for 2023.The forum will begin... Read more →


Montclair State Men Over Scarlet Raptors 75-72

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Feb. 19, 2020) – The Montclair State University men’s basketball team rallied from an early 19-3 deficit and went on to outlast Rutgers University-Camden, 75-72, in a thrilling New Jersey Athletic Conference game that was the final contest of the season for both programs. Despite their comeback win, the Red Hawks missed the six-team NJAC playoffs, finishing one game behind the three-way tie for seeds 4-6 between Rutgers-Newark, New Jersey City and Rowan, a trio of 10-8 teams. Montclair State finished 9-9... Read more →


Ira “Ike” A. Ballinghoff, of Runnemede; Clementon Gun Club Member

Ira “Ike” A. Ballinghoff, on February 18, 2020, of Runnemede, formerly of Fairview. Age 79. Beloved husband of the late Connie (nee Hartman). Devoted father of Kathleen Fischer (Tod), Michelle Barth (Mike), Tricia Frampton (Brian Obermeier) and Kenny Ballinghoff (Colleen). Loving grandfather of Shaun, Kendall, Andrew, Kevin, Elizabeth, Megan, Erin, Katelyn, Kaylee and Allison and great grandfather of Devin, Donavan, Adilyn and Esme. Brother of Dorothy Jones, Fred and Jerry Ballinghoff. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ike was a long time member of... Read more →


Research Shows Rifles and Shotguns Used More Often in Youth and Rural Suicides

Newswise — The researchers say their findings, published Feb. 3 in Injury Epidemiology, suggest that adopting safety measures for rifles or shotguns may prevent suicides, particularly among young people and rural-area residents. “Our goal as clinicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine is to save lives, and it’s concerning to see that it’s not just handguns, but long guns that are used commonly in youth suicide,” says Paul Nestadt, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Many of... Read more →


Big first half sparks MSU women past Raptors in season finale

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Feb. 19, 2020) – Freshman guard Nickie Carter scored 22 of her 32 points in the opening half as the Montclair State University women’s basketball team opened up a 20-point halftime lead and the Red Hawks went on to defeat Rutgers University-Camden, 74-59, in the final regular-season game for both New Jersey Athletic Conference teams here Wednesday night. Montclair State earned a first-round bye in the NJAC playoffs, which start Saturday, and will take a 20-5 overall record into the conference semifinals... Read more →


How can you fax from a wireless printer without a phone line?

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 20, 2020)--Do you know you can use your wireless printer to send and receive faxes? Online fax services allow you to manage your fax communications with different types of printers. Nowadays, special printers are available with faxing capabilities. These printers come with fax hardware and a fax button to send faxes. For this reason, it can be easy for you to fax the essential documents. If your printer doesn’t have faxing capabilities, you can use an online fax service. CocoFax for Wireless Faxing... Read more →


PENN VET NEWS: Taking on wildlife disease

John Armstrong, a chronic wasting disease research specialist at Penn Vet, processes samples in the newly established laboratory to test deer samples for the deadly infection at the School’s New Bolton Center campus. Getting this lab accredited and operational was one of the first actions of the new Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. When wildlife biologist Matthew Schnupp began his career, the emphasis was on conserving habitat. “The paradigm of wildlife management for the last 20 years has been... Read more →


BOOK REVIEWS: Thrillers, Fantasy And Historical Saga To Suit All Reading Tastes

“Desire of Whimsy” by Charletta Barksdale (NAPSI)-Serenity has a gift: She is able to interpret and control her dreams. And when she dreams more and more of a certain mysterious man, he begins to consume her waking thoughts as well. Trance’s gift—the ability to control others’ thoughts and emotions while they are sleeping—makes it hard for him to decipher between dream and reality, especially because he doesn’t even know he is in a coma. When Serenity—who happens to work with coma patients in the same... Read more →


PA Sports Books Accept $348M in Wagers in Jan.

(LAS VEGAS) — A record-setting January pushed Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks past $100 million in lifetime revenue. But even with a strong start to the New Year, Pennsylvania still has much ground to gain to catch New Jersey and Nevada as the largest sports betting markets in the country, according to PlayPennsylvania.com. “Pennsylvania’s momentum is growing, and January shows that the state’s sportsbooks can sustain it even as the NFL season winds down,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for PlayPennsylvania.com. “Pennsylvania will likely remain... Read more →


Moody's Investor Service Upgrades DRPA Bonds

DRPA’s solid metrics in recent fiscal years and management’s tight control over costs boost credit rating “DRPA has focused over the last few years on improving governance and management practices, focusing on core operations and successfully eliminating outstanding variable debt and swaps from its debt profile at the end of 2018. Some of the more recent management initiatives include the upgrade of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System to SAP HANA, the development of an asset management system and improved focus on maintenance, and the... Read more →


The essential guide on how to understand and excel an engineering course

Gloucestercitynews.net(February 20, 2020)--Engineering is among the careers that are most respected in the world. It provides for a fulfilling journey that involves creativity, innovation and most often, attractive salary packages. There are several branches of engineering that one can choose to follow, for example, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, and many others. Regardless of the field of engineering one picks, the course is filled with complex math and scientific principles all through the learning journey. Therefore, it is important for one to work out... Read more →


Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl

PHILADELPHIA, PA--For the 45th consecutive year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will kick-off Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl, the nationwide Lenten program that provides people of all ages with ways to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Friday, February 21, 2020 11:00 a.m. Our Lady of Hope Food Pantry (Rectory Basement) 5200 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19141 Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will preside over this year’s Rice Bowl blessing and kick-off. In addition, Ms. Anne... Read more →