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February 23, 2020

Brooklawn Drops Championship on Emotional Decision

by CNBNews Staff BROOKLAWN, NJ—Brooklawn School's first year Coach Austin Darrow never expected his first championship game as a Head coach would be decided off the court instead of on the hardwood floor of a gym. Darrow was forced to decide before the game whether to sit his best player over a personal issue and probably lose the game for his entire team or play the game as if nothing happened. After getting support from players and parents, Darrow felt setting aside his principles was... Read more →


Two People Shot Inside Maple Shade Apt., One Dead

MAPLE SHADE - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Township Police Chief Christopher Fletcher announced that two people were shot inside a Lenola Road apartment building this afternoon, including a 22-year-old woman who later died at a Camden hospital. The investigation began after Maple Shade police officers were called to The Arbors apartment complex just before 2:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival they found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds in the hallway outside a unit on... Read more →


Susan M. Underwood, of Gloucester City; Cooper and St. Christopher Hospitals Heartcare Specialist

Susan M Underwood Sewell - Susan M. Underwood passed away suddenly on February 20, 2020 after a lengthy illness. She dedicated 40+ years in medicine at Cooper University Hospital in the operating room heart team and as a perfusionist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Sue was a 1967 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, then attended Cooper Nursing School. Sue was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a devoted parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sue had a passion for life and loved... Read more →


Authorities Search for Suspect Allegedly Behind Collingswood Home Invasion and Fire

Camden City, N.J.(February 23, 2020)-- – Investigators are searching for a man who reportedly broke into a Collingswood home, attacked one occupant and tied another victim up before setting the house on fire, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey. Firefighters responded to a home on the 200 block of Crestmont Terrace just before 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. After putting the fire out, firefighters found one victim suffering from injuries not caused by the fire. After investigating,... Read more →


Raptors Split Opening Doubleheader; 12-Run Inning Helps

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (Feb. 23, 2020) – Big innings were the deciding factors here Sunday as the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team opened its season by splitting a doubleheader at Immaculata University. The Mighty Macs scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in the opening game as they broke open a tie contest and posted an 11-4 victory, evening their record at 1-1. In the nightcap, Rutgers-Camden exploded for a program-record 12 runs in the top of the fifth inning on its way... Read more →


Senator Sweeney Proposes NJ Transit Funding Solution

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney proposed providing a permanent source of funding for NJ Transit using a 1 percent tax on corporate income in the state. The tax would provide about 10 percent of NJ Transit’s total operating budget, about $300 million a year. “Senate President Sweeney’s proposal is an important step forward in helping to get a stable funding source for NJ Transit. We fully agree with using $300 million Corporate Business Tax to help fund operations and maintenance. We also think that... Read more →


Enviromental Bills Up Monday

The following environmental legislation is up in the New Jersey state legislature on Monday, February 24, 2020. Assembly Board List A1459 (Moriarty): Prohibits the sale of certain children's products containing lead, mercury, or cadmium. “This legislation is critical to protect the health of our children. Children are at particular risk because of common development behaviors of biting, chewing or sucking on toys and other products containing metals like cadmium. Lead, mercury, and cadmium are extremely dangerous for children and can result in learning disabilities, brain... Read more →


Gun Control Bills Up For Vote in NJ

Monday, February 24 the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing to debate a pair of gun control bills. Headlining the afternoon meeting is a bill which has been introduced during previous legislative sessions and deals with mandatory storage laws. S.120 by Sen. James Holzapfel increases penalties on those who fail to secure firearms from minors resulting in death. New Jersey already prosecutes negligent storage, however, S.120 increases the penalty in these cases. This year’s iteration of the bill at least takes... Read more →


*APPLY NOW! The Philadelphia City Scholarship Program

Attention Philadelphia high school seniors! Each year the Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards approximately 50 scholarships to high school seniors. Selected students receive $1,000 each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in accredited, four-year, bachelor degree programs. Applications for 2020-2021 City Scholarships are now open and must be submitted online by March 1. Applicants must be enrolling at a school in Chester County, Delaware County, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, or Bucks County. The Philadelphia City Scholarship Review Committee will consider factors including high... Read more →


NJ Students Named to JMU President's List

HARRISONBURG, VA (02/21/2020)-- James Madison University is pleased to announce that the following students made the president's list for the fall 2019 semester. Elise Fiannaca of Haddonfield (08033) Olivia Hansen of Hainesport (08036) Rylee Booth of Voorhees (08043) Rebecca Miller of Voorhees (08043) Caraline Christie of Marlton (08053) Spencer Campbell of Medford (08055) Alissa Clark of Moorestown (08057) Alana Schmidt of Mullica Hill (08062) Sarah Harkcom of Bridgeton (08302) Olivia Huffman of Bordentown (08505) Established in 1908, James Madison University is a community of 22,000... Read more →


Abdullah S. Bryant Sentenced for Dumping Solid Waste Material under Highways in Newark

TRENTON - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a man was sentenced today for illegally dumping huge quantities of solid waste from his rubbish removal business at unauthorized sites underneath highways in Newark, N.J. Abdullah S. Bryant, 41, of Newark, N.J., who did business under various names, including International Rubbish Removal, was sentenced to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service by Superior Court Judge Mayra V. Tarantino in Essex County. Bryant pleaded guilty on Nov. 22, 2019 to a charge... Read more →


New Jersey Residents at Caldwell University Named to Dean's List

Caldwell, N.J. (Grassroots Newswire) February 20, 2020 - The following were among 650 students recently named to the fall 2019 Dean's list, according to Barbara J. Chesler, Ed.D., vice president for academic affairs at the university. In order to achieve this honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and complete at least 12 credits during the semester. * Julie White of Gloucester City (08030) * Lily Taylor of Sewell (08080) * Adelina Hernandez of Westville (08093) About Caldwell University... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Coming This Summer Sundays at Surfside Concerts, at Surfside Park

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Department of Recreation has announced a brand new concert series at Avalon’s Surfside Park, located adjacent to the Avalon Boardwalk at 30th Street and the beach. Nine concerts will be held this summer during the “Sundays at Surfside” events, starting Sunday, June 28th. All concerts will begin at 7:00pm and conclude at approximately 8:30pm. “Our ‘Sundays at Surfside’ promised to be a major attraction this summer”, said Avalon Recreation Department Director Chuck McDonnell. “We have scheduled some of the most popular entertainers... Read more →


Edie May Downie of Runnemede, age 89

Edith “Edie” May Downie (nee Hlubb), on February 19, 2020, passed away at home with her daughters by her side. She was a longtime resident of Runnemede. Age 89. Beloved wife for 57 years of the late Jim. Devoted mother of Donna Frost (Gene) and Denise Monahan (Robbie). Loving Grandmom of Holly Plank (Steve) and Kevin Roback (Tiffany). Proud Great Grandmother of Jackson, Caleb & Gracyn Plank and Madison & Logan Roback. Predeceased by her siblings, John Hlubb, Joseph Hlubb, and Laura Recca and loving... Read more →


Lawmakers Put Pennsylvania State Police On "The Hot Seat"

By Christen Smith | The Center Square House lawmakers grilled the Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday over the governor’s proposal to raise $136 million for the agency via municipality service fees that some see as akin to a tax increase. “We were told this is a no tax increase budget, but in order to afford this, municipalities will have to probably raise property taxes,” said Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette, during a House Appropriations Committee meeting. “I think it’s up to the municipalities whether they want... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: 2,462 Miles Walked by Legionnaire Buddies to Support Veterans

By Henry Howard The American Legion John Ring drew inspiration from a woman veteran who reached out in her time of need. She had lost her children before leaving the Army. After her service, she was dealing with the aftermath of military sexual trauma (MST), injuries and an addiction to Oxycontin. Ring tried to get her help from the Vet Court system in Chatham County, Ga. “There are veterans who are going to treatment facilities, where there's nobody that understands what it's like to serve.”... Read more →


Pick-6 Hits $3 Million for Feb. 24 Drawing

TRENTON (Feb. 21, 2020) – The Pick-6 drawing on February 20 produced six winners of $3,727 for matching five out of six white balls drawn. Two of those tickets were purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $7,454. The $3.0 million drawing will be held Monday, February 24, 2020. The winning numbers for the Thursday, February 20, drawing were: 02, 06, 24, 35, 40 and 49. The XTRA Multiplier was: 02. By adding XTRA for an additional $1.00 per play, winners are able to multiply... Read more →