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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... 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... 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... 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... 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)... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Grooming

Dawn Watson,\CNBNews Contributor Good grooming is essential to maintain your dog's health. But how much grooming does it take? Many veterinarians recommend clipping Fido's nails every three weeks. If the nails become too long they may curl under and damage the pads of his feet, causing pain or even infection. Trimming the fur surrounding his pads is also a good idea because dirt can cling to the area or become matted. It requires the help of the best dog nail grinder. Some groomers are qualified... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →


We Must Hear From Bloomberg's "Kill It" Victim 

by Bill Donahue | CNBnewsnet February 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Michael Bloomberg's treatment of female employees: In the South Carolina presidential debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren commented that when she was a special-education teacher she was happy not to have a boss like Michael Bloomberg. She recounted how he allegedly said to one of his pregnant employees, "Kill It!" Bloomberg denied the accusation. In 1997, Bloomberg was sued by Sekiko Sakai Garrison. He settled with the Japanese woman, but neither the amount... 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... 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,... 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... Read more →


Matthew Schroll of Marlton, Serves on Spring Break Mission Trip

CEDARVILLE, OH (02/28/2020)-- Cedarville University student Matthew Schroll of Marlton, NJ will spend spring break serving others on a mission trip. The university is sending 16 Global Outreach (GO) teams with more than 209 students, faculty and staff members to domestic and international locations to serve others during spring break, March 2-8. This year, six domestic trips will care for people in Atlanta, New York City, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C. and Memphis. Each trip will provide a variety of service opportunities, including in... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more →


Albright College Students from NJ Named to Fall 2019 Dean's List

READING, PA (02/25/2020)-- To be eligible for the Dean's List, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three graded courses during a semester. Local students earning Dean's List status include: Corrine Harrington of Elmer, N.J. (08318). A graduate of Arthur P Schalick High School, Harrington majored in Psychology in the fall. Evan Carr of Bordentown, N.J. (08505). A graduate of Bordentown Regional High School, Carr majored in Business Administration/Economics & Finance in the fall. Cecelia Ensell of... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: HERE'S HOW MUCH EVERY DISTRICT GETS IN STATE FUNDING

Gov. Phil Murphy has released the new district-by-district state aid numbers for the 2021 budget. About two thirds of the state's K-12 districts (64%) will get more money this year, and almost every other district will be worse off. The state changed its school aid formula in 2018. The team at NJ.com has set up an easy tool to discover how each district fared — search yours here. (NJ.com) This too: Jersey City schools to lose $55 million in state aid next year -- $13... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →