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February 21, 2020

Luis Colon-Molina, and Wilfredo Boulones-Cruz of Camden City Indicted on Murder Charges

Luis Colon-Molina, and Wilfredo Boulones-Cruz Camden City, N.J. – A grand jury has chosen to indict two men on numerous charges in the Dec. 2 homicide of 31-year-old Hayley Steinberg, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wyscoki. Luis Colon-Molina, 36, and Wilfredo Boulones-Cruz, 50, both of Camden, were indicted for murder, armed robbery, felony murder, carjacking, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and resisting arrest. Camden County Police responded... Read more →


Elizabeth Hiddemen, of Stratford, age 96

Stratford - On February 17, 2020. Age 96. Services and Burial will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Elizabeth Hiddemen. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


ICE, and Law Enforcement Agencies Address Dangers of New York's Green Light Law

WASHINGTON (February 21, 2020)-- – The acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director and federal, state and local law enforcement officials hosted a news conference today to address how the Green Light Law in the state of New York impacts public safety. Hosted at the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office in Troy, New York, 17 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies gathered to implore the State of New York to consider the ramifications of the Green Light Law. “By restricting access to all DMV... Read more →


Colorado/Las Vegas Drug Dealers Sentenced For Trafficking Heroin Seized in Secaucus Hotel

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Colorado man was sentenced to prison today after being convicted at trial of trafficking 31 kilograms of heroin seized from his hotel room in Secaucus by the New Jersey State Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Anthony R. Koon, 58, of Pueblo, Colo., was sentenced today to 10 years in state prison, including over three years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Arre in Hudson County. Koon was found guilty on... Read more →


NJ News Commons: SWEENEY: NJ TRANSIT EMPLOYEES MAY FACE SUBPOENAS

In a letter to NJ Transit CEO Kevin Corbett, state Senate President Steve Sweeney — so much alliteration — raised the possibility that his committee might compel officials at the agency to testify in Trenton. Today's hearing is the fourth in the state Senate's investigation. Lawmakers invited six members of NJ Transit's inner circle to tomorrow's hearing, including the agency's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. One issue is its reputation as a so-called patronage pit enmeshed in favoritism. (NorthJersey.com) And there's this: NJT... Read more →


Route 42 northbound lane closures required as Bridges over Timber Creek project advances

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 42 northbound as the Bridges over Timber Creek and Lower Landing Road project advances in Gloucester, Camden County and Deptford, Gloucester County. Beginning at 10:30 p.m., tonight, Friday, February 21, NJDOT’s contractor, Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, is scheduled to close the left and center lanes on Route 42 northbound in the vicinity of the bridges and shift traffic into the right lane to install construction barrier to prepare... Read more →


I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to Route 42 southbound/ Closed Tonight and Saturday

Signed detour will be in place overnight (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight closure of the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, February 21, until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, February 22, NJDOT’s contractor, South State, Inc., will close the I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo’s Curve, to replace damaged construction... Read more →


King of Prussia Man Indicted for Traveling to the Philippines to Have Sex with Kids

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Craig Alex Levin, 64, of King of Prussia, PA was charged by Indictment with child exploitation offenses related to his travel to the Philippines. The Indictment was filed in December 2019 and unsealed today. The defendant is currently in custody in the Philippines and awaiting deportation back to the United States. Levin was originally charged through a Criminal Complaint and Warrant in July 2019. The Indictment unsealed today alleges that the defendant used the internet... Read more →


Football Icon Jerry Rice Makes Big Play for Kidney Health

Jerry Rice is working with the National Kidney Foundation to promote kidney health (NAPSI)—Fans might think Jerry Rice, at 56, should be satisfied to sail silently into the sunset reflecting on his Pro Football Hall of Fame status, three Super Bowl rings, and two decades in the National Football League. Indeed, the iconic wide receiver retired his professional cleats years ago. Yet, he still uses his youthful, seemingly boundless energy to keep carrying the ball for the cause closest to his heart: tackling chronic kidney... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing MD: Hunters Harvest nearly 80,000 Deer during 2019-2020 Season

Final Harvest Numbers Higher than the Previous Season Photo by Steve Edwards The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that deer hunters harvested 79,457 de,er during the combined archery, firearms, and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 6, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020. The statewide harvest included 29,233 antlered and 46,777 antlerless white-tailed deer, plus 1,552 antlered and 1,895 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 3% higher than the 2018-2019 total of 77,382 deer. Hunters harvested more than 5,000 deer on Sundays. Hunting deer on Sunday is... Read more →


Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry

Newswise — AMES, Iowa — A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy as well as Upton Sinclair’s popular novel “The Jungle.” It was also one of the first examples of the power of photojournalism. In recent research, Emily Kathryn Morgan, assistant professor of art and visual culture at Iowa State University, examined a series of articles published in the early 20th century by “The Lancet,” a publication read primarily by British scientists, sanitarians and Credit: Iowa State... Read more →


Richard J. Scarduzio, of Wenonah, formerly of Mt.Ephraim

Richard J. Scarduzio, on February 19, 2020, of Wenonah, formerly of Mt. Ephraim. Age 63. Beloved son of the late Richard J. and Mary E. (nee Haines) Scarduzio. Devoted brother of Dianne Scarduzio, Kathryn Stevens (Jeffrey), Teresa M. Robinson and James M. Scarduzio. Loving uncle of Jaime (Juan), Brandi (Junior), Eric, Timothy and Rachel. Great uncle of Will, Jovanni, Juliana and Adelina. There will be a visitation from 6:30pm to 8pm Monday eve at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Service and interment are private. Family requests... Read more →


Topping Off Ceremony Held for $184M Patient Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital reached a major milestone on Thursday, February 20th, as a “topping off” ceremony was held for its new $184 million patient tower, slated to open in summer 2021. Jefferson leadership and staff — including Dr. Stephen Klasko, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health — were in attendance, along with NJ state and local officials, as the final beam was lifted by a crane and put in place. The 7-floor, 243,500-square-foot tower, being named in honor of Jefferson... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Major Energy Management Project Completed at CG Academy

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The largest Utility Energy Savings Contract ever awarded by the Department of Homeland Security was recently completed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. One of the smallest and most specialized of the nation’s five federal service academies, the Academy has been located in New London since 1910. The institution moved to its present home, a sprawling 103-acre campus on the west bank of the Thames River, back in 1932. One of the smallest and most specialized of the nation’s five federal... Read more →


Good News for Atlantic City International Airport

SPIRIT AIRLINES TO INCREASE FLIGHTS AT ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Egg Harbor Township, NJ - February, 2020 - Spirit Airlines is increasing their number of flights at Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) with additional frequencies for three of their key markets. The additional flights are to/from Fort Lauderdale, FL; Orlando, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC. The Airport anticipates a positive response for Spirit's increased service from both the local community and visitors to the Southern New Jersey region as well. The increased frequencies are as... Read more →


The Community of Lodi Awarded Veteran Friendly Municipality Certification

From left, appearing in photo: Councilmen Joseph P. Leto IV and Emil Carafa, Jr., mayor Scott A. Luna, Peter Lupo and deputy mayor, Vincent Martin. Photo by Paul Roe [Lodi, New Jersey – February, 2020] Lodi was presented with the Veteran Friendly Municipality Certification this evening by Peter Lupo of the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce. During a brief ceremony at the start of the regular borough council meeting, Mr. Lupo presented the certificate to Lodi mayor, Scott Luna, councilmen, Joseph P. Leto... Read more →


NJ TRANSIT Makes Advancement in Positive Train Control Project

FRA Gives Approval for Revenue Service Demonstration to Begin NEWARK – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has given NJ TRANSIT approval to begin Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) of its Positive Train Control (PTC) system, moving NJ TRANSIT one-step closer to meeting the federally mandated deadline of PTC certification by December 31, 2020. “Entering the RSD phase of PTC is a major milestone and a testament to the incredible work by our employees working around the clock with our contractors to ensure this important safety technology... Read more →


*Gloucester City St. Patrick's Parade, Sunday, March 1

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- The NJ Irish Society presents events and initiatives year-round as part of paying tribute to our strong history of tradition. Based in the heart of Gloucester City, NJ Irish Society was formally founded in 2019 after serving the community as a whole for decades, with our event roster featuring the sensational “can’t miss” Irish Parade and growing series of cultural programming and festivities. The New Jersey Irish Society is vested in sustaining a vibrant community with excellent quality of life for the... Read more →


Firefighters Want to Know More About Proposed Pennsylvania Fire Commission

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square A Pennsylvania House committee is weighing a measure that seeks to make changes in how fire and emergency services are administered in the state. The Pennsylvania Legislature courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee took up House Bill 1819, which would create a state Fire Commission. State Rep. Austin Davis, D-McKeesport, the bill’s sponsor, said his district includes professional and volunteer-led fire departments that face issues regarding the ability to provide essential... Read more →


President of Philadelphia Teachers Union Calls Asbestos Issue a Humanitarian Crisis

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Hughes speaks Feb. 13, 2020, at a Philadelphia Federation of Teachers news conference on asbestos and other safety issues at city schools. Facebook / Sen. Larry Farnese PHILADELPHIA PA--The leader of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) is calling for Gov. Tom Wolf to address the asbestos issue in public schools now by declaring a state of emergency. Wolf put $1 billion in his proposed state budget for lead and asbestos remediation in the... Read more →


You're Invited: Rally for Progress 2020

BLACKWOOD, NJ--Congressman Donald Norcross is holding a rally to kick-off his 2020 campaign on February 29 at the Camden County College, Blackwood campus. The event is being held in the Papiano Gymnasium. Doors open at 1PM, event begins at 1:30PM. S Special guests include NJ Governor Phil Murphy and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. "Donald Trump says South Jersey is "Trump Country" - Let's prove him wrong", said Norcross. Admission is free but RSVP is required - Click here! Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Register for mandatory wild turkey hunting courses

DOVER (Feb., 2020) – With Delaware’s annual spring wild turkey hunting season approaching, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education Program reminds both resident and non-resident hunters age 13 and older that they must pass a Division-Approved turkey hunting course before they can legally hunt turkeys in the First State. Also, hunters age 13 and older born after Jan. 1, 1967, must have completed an approved basic hunter education safety course and have a course card/number. These hunter education requirements have collectively helped Delaware... Read more →