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May 14, 2020

Feds Release $628,000 for Public Housing in CC

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced that five local Public Housing Agencies (PHA) will receive $628,476 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CARES Act Admin Fee Regular and Mainstream Voucher Program, which was allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislation passed by Congress in late March. The CARES Act provided $1.25 billion for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, which funds the Housing Choice Voucher program, including $400 million for increased subsidy... Read more →


Leaks: Common Causes and Their Fixes

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 14, 2020)--The last thing you need is to find a leak in your house. Not only is it usually an indicator of a bigger problem (like bad plumbing or a hole in the roof), but water ingress can cause all sorts of problems, such as mold and staining. It’s best to fix leaks right away, too. That tiny drip may only need a heavy rainfall to become a huge torrent of water, causing possibly life-threatening issues if it gets anywhere near electrics or causes... Read more →


Federal Agencies Seek New Steward for Light Station Boston

Through National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration, has initiated the process to transfer stewardship of Light Station Boston, commonly known as Boston Light, under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA). The decision to move forward with this process was announced at The Boston Harbor Islands Partnership virtual meeting on May 13, 2020. At 304-years old, Light Station Boston is the oldest staffed lighthouse in the United States. Since 1939, the U.S.... Read more →


How to Deal with a Chronic Health Condition

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 14, 2020)--Coping with chronic health conditions, illnesses, and pain is not easy. However, what can truly make a difference when it comes to dealing with the situation is an organization, consistency, and ongoing support. In What Ways Can a Chronic Health Condition Affect You? Ongoing pain Disruption to daily life The need to take prescription medication Mobility issues Inability to work Financial issues as a result of the inability to work Increased stress Mental health conditions A Guide for Dealing with a Chronic Health... Read more →


Philly Physician Must Pay $50,000 Fine for Allegedly Prescribing Oxycodone Improperly

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Dr. Eric Heffelfinger, a pulmonologist who previously practiced in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, will pay $50,000 and permanently lose his ability to prescribe opioids to resolve allegations that he improperly prescribed oxycodone and split the pills with a patient for his own personal use. The settlement resolves allegations that between February 2014 and August 2016, Heffelfinger, who had a registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe controlled substances, prescribed oxycodone to one patient on... Read more →


Atlantic City Man Admits Personal Income Tax Evasion

CAMDEN City, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, man today admitted evading payment of income taxes on money he diverted from his businesses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Coby Frier, 53, of Atlantic City, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to an information charging him with one count of income tax evasion. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Frier was one of the owners of several bars, restaurants, and clubs in... Read more →


VOTERS STRONGLY SUPPORT MORE FUNDING FOR NURSING HOMES/ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES

SURVEY: IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC By a three-to-one margin, voters say that nursing homes and assisted living communities need more money for supplies, staffing and increased testing capabilities. 72 percent of voters agree that a lack of government funding has had a negative impact on the quality of care that residents of these facilities are receiving. Nearly eight out of ten voters support the federal government providing $10 billion in emergency relief funding for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (WASHINGTON, DC) – According... Read more →


San Francisco Police Raid Home of Journalist; Plain Violation of Shield Law

FAC, SPJ NorCal Announce Efforts to Protect Press Freedom One Year After Raid on Journalist One year ago this week, San Francisco police conducted a raid on journalist Bryan Carmody, a widely condemned attack on press freedom and a plain violation of California’s shield law protections. First Amendment Coalition State and federal law protects journalists from having to disclose their sources or any unpublished information collected during news gathering to the government — and prohibits judges from issuing warrants for the search and seizure of... Read more →


Josef Dupp Jr. Part of Award-Winning Kutztown U Blues and Rock Ensemble

KUTZTOWN, PA (05/11/2020)-- DownBeat Magazine, one of the premier and longest-running jazz and commercial music magazines in the U.S., has honored Kutztown University for the third year in a row, placing them in the Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance category of their annual Student Music Awards. In good company, KU's Rock Ensemble I shares the honor with ensembles from University of Miami and Vanderbilt University. Student performers include Josef Dupp Jr. of Bordentown, NJ (08505). The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Kevin Kjos, director... Read more →


Camden City Resident Pleads Guilty to Theft of Gov. Funds

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Camden man today admitted his role today in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in government funds using fraudulently procured electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Luciano Estevez, 50, pleaded guilty by teleconference before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Estevez and... Read more →


New website provides Seaford-area residents information on proposed flood risk mapping revisions

SEAFORD, NJ Seaford-area residents are asked to review and comment on proposed floodplain mapping changes in the Clear Brook watershed by visiting a new website managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The proposed floodplain map changes for Clear Brook are being made because a recent evaluation found the Hearns Pond area floodplain is receding and areas downstream are slightly expanding. The new website includes a helpful video that provides important information for residents about how the proposed changes may affect their... Read more →


Burlington County Student Recognized in PDFNJ Statewide Fourth Grade Folder Contest

MILLBURN, NJ — More than 3,400 fourth grade students from across New Jersey showed off their artistic skill as part of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest this year, but only 28 earned recognition at the program award ceremony held virtually on Tuesday, May 12th. To view the presention please visit: http://www.drugfreenj.org/2020online/ Kadiatou Sow of Twin Hills Elementary School in Willingboro was selected as a finalist in the competition. All 28 fourth grade student finalists will receive medals... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Advisory: Family Emergency Scams (video)

The Gloucester Township Police Department and other Police Departments across the region has recently received several fraud complaints related to Family Emergency Scams. Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency — like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it’s a scam. Verify an... Read more →


PDFNJ Statewide Fourth Grade Folder Contest Honors Cumberland County Students

Cumberland County Students Recognized MILLBURN, NJ — More than 3,400 fourth grade students from across New Jersey showed off their artistic skill as part of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest this year, but only 28 earned recognition at the program award ceremony held virtually on Tuesday, May 12th. Four of this year’s finalists are from Cumberland County. Trent Walz, Dominic Anderson, and Giabella DeMaria of St. Mary School School in Vineland; and Cassidy Curtin of Maurice River... Read more →