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June 23, 2020

Route 44 lane closures Beginning Wednesday

As Truck Bypass and Dupont Port Access project begins in Gibbstown, Gloucester County (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of the Route 44 Truck Bypass and Dupont Port Access project that will reduce truck traffic in a residential area of Gibbstown, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24 until 4 p.m., and continuing daily until Friday, June 26, the Gloucester County Improvement Authority’s contractor, R. E. Pierson, is scheduled to close the Route 44/Broad Street northbound shoulder from before the bridge over Sand Ditch (Nehonsey Brook) to approximately Veterans Road.... Read more →

Shore Communities Dealing with Overflowing Trash

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. ANDREW S. LEWIS | JUNE 23, 2020 As beach towns begin filling up for the summer, increased take-out dining is causing single-use waste to build up Since Memorial Day, the Jersey Shore has been grinding back to life. But after Gov. Phil Murphy lifted his stay-at-home order on June 9, the influx of visitors has, in some towns, been even greater than normal for this time of year. Lines of... Read more →

The Noose Found in NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace’s Garage Has Been There Since Oct. 2019, Maybe Longer

LINCOLN, AL (June 23, 2020)--“On Monday, 15 FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Super speedway. After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that "The “noose” is just the standard garage door pull rope that has been on the garage bays for years at the Talladega speedway, " Mark Dice, media analyst source Mark Dice, media anaylist no federal crime was committed. The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week. The investigation also revealed evidence, including authentic... Read more →

NJ Students Named to Gettysburg College Deans List

GETTYSBURG, PA (06/23/2020)-- Gettysburg College students take pride in their work, and we are likewise proud to announce their recent academic achievements. Students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above were recently placed on the Dean's Honor List. The following local students have been awarded this outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2019 semester. Meredith Amato of Woodbury NJ (08096) Liza Barr of Medford NJ (08055) Evan Bertonazzi of Richland NJ (08350) Rebecca Blaszczyk of Swedesboro NJ (08085) Emily Bostrom of Hainesport NJ (08036) Macey Cohen of Marlton NJ (08053) Casey Creagh of Burlington NJ (08016) Rebecca Daly of Marlton... Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard rescues child from inflatable raft swept to sea by current

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued a young girl, between four to six-years-old, from an inflatable plastic raft Monday afternoon, over half a mile off the beach near “Isla de Cabras” in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a call at 3:49 p.m. Monday from a 911 Emergency operator, who reported that the child was being swept out to sea near the “Palo Seco” power plant in Toa Baja. Watchstanders directed... Read more →

CNB Travel Alert: Route 130 will be closed and detoured overnight as Raccoon Creek Bridge

Closures will alternate between Route 130 northbound and southbound (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the completion of the Route 130 Bridge over Raccoon Creek replacement in Logan, Gloucester County. In order to restore the road to its final configuration, Route 130 will be closed and detoured overnight for striping. Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 23 until 2 a.m., NJDOT’s contractor, PKF Mark III, Inc., will close and detour Route 130 southbound between Route 322 and Center Square Road to apply final striping, restoring the road to two lanes of traffic from the... Read more →

Philadelphia Officials Demand President Trump Stops the Rollback of Vital Public Health Protection

Clean Air Council, Philadelphia Council member Helen Gym, Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, Physicians for Social Responsibility demand President Trump Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution during what could be the Hottest Year Ever [June 23, 2020] Philadelphia, PA – The Trump Administration has recently directed the Office of Management and Budget to approve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) complete removal of methane from the 2015 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for oil and gas facilities by late July. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts that 2020 has a 75 percent chance of being the hottest year on record in the... Read more →

Questions for the NJ Working Families Party

There are at least three law enforcement investigations looking into whether Sue Altman, the boss of the NJ Working Families Party, and Dave Parano, the consultant she paid to collect petitions for candidates, committed election fraud. The partners in (alleged) crime backed out of testifying under oath about whether they illegally changed petitions after their submission and then destroyed the evidence. That's why it's surprising that Dave Parano is still employed at the NJ Democratic State Committee and is using his party email address (dave@njdems.org) to send out messages about vote by mail results. There are a few questions that... Read more →

Pattern Of Camden County Democrats Hiding Bad Behavior Continues

Camden County Democrats must stop hiding the bad behavior of their elected officials HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino, after reading multiple reports that Cherry Hill Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs resigned following a racially insensitive remark she made, wondered why the Democrats kept the incident quiet for nearly two weeks. “Here we go again, a Democrat exhibits bad behavior, county Democrats keep it quiet for as long as possible,” Rich Ambrosino said. “It’s a pattern with the Democrats, an Assemblyman admits to punching his girlfriend, it takes 11 days for him to resign. A township Commissioner crashes his... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Protesters in California Attack Catholic Statue of Saint Serra

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 22, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on protesters who destroyed statues of Saint Junípero Serra: Smashing statues of American icons is all the rage among urban barbarians. Ignorant of history, they are destroying statues of those who were among the most enlightened persons of their time. This includes Father Junípero Serra. The 18th century missionary fought hard for the rights of Indians, and was rightfully canonized by Pope Francis in 2015. A statue of Saint Serra was toppled in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on June 19, and the next day another... Read more →

Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot $33,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (June 22, 2020) – The winning numbers for the Saturday, June 20, drawing were: 10, 31, 41, 63, and 67. The Red Power Ball number was 05. The Multiplier number was 03. 17,850 New Jersey players took home an estimated $101,628 in prizes ranging from $4 to $300. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $33,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Wednesday, June 24, at 10:59 pm. Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing PA: Game Commission Extends Wildlife on WiFi Virtual Learning Campaign

Offers New Field-Based Education Programs. The Game Commission is extending the Wildlife on WiFi virtual learning campaign and offering new field-based virtual education opportunities. While schools are out for the summer, the need for virtual learning resources remains and the Game Commission is committed to connecting Pennsylvania residents to wildlife no matter where they are! In addition to the campaign’s extension, Wildlife on WiFi (WoW) resources will now also be available to adult groups in higher risk health communities and new virtual education events will be offered to the general public. One such event is “From the Field”, which will... Read more →

NJ Students Named to Clemson Dean's List

CLEMSON, SC (06/22/2020)-- Clemson University has announced the Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. The following is a list of students from this area: Marlisa Dyan Bongiovanni of Somers Point (08244), majoring in Biological Sciences Grace Anne Cassidy of Wall Township (07719), majoring in Bioengineering Jacob D. Cerota of Cherry Hill (08003), majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Amber Christine Conley of Marlton (08053), majoring in Biological Sciences Samantha Catherine Cozzi of Sewell (08080), majoring in Architecture... Read more →


TRENTON –Marking another milestone in the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) initiative launched by Governor Murphy last fall, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today announced an enhanced Harmful Algal Bloom Response Strategy that includes an interactive mapping tool to help lake communities better protect public health and to keep the public informed about blooms occurring across the state. This information will help local officials, residents and visitors make better choices about suitable recreational activities in water bodies impacted by harmful algal blooms. It complements the color-coded HAB alert index and signage system the DEP recently announced. Comprehensive information... Read more →

NJ Lottery News: Cape May County Ticket Wins $10,000

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $35,000,000 TRENTON (June 22, 2020) – There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, June 19, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was purchased at Acme #890, 11 Court House South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House in Cape May County. In addition to the second and third-tier prizes won, 11 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Moreover, 24,163 other New Jersey players took home $94,442 in prizes ranging from... Read more →

Summit Oaks Hospital Responds to the Mental Health Crisis

and Increased Need for Behavioral Health Treatment Services Summit, NJ – June 22, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has left many members of our communities facing a severe and concerning mental health crisis. Recent data reports have indicated an urgent and crucial need for mental health services to care for those who have been affected by the implications of COVID-19, and for those who have experienced worsening symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2020), the Household Pulse Survey conducted in conjunction with census reporting identified almost 40% of adults in New Jersey are experiencing anxiety... Read more →

United States of Care Releases New State Preparedness Handbook

Amid more than twenty states experiencing surges in confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the U.S. reaching the grim milestone of 2 million cases, United States of Care (USofCare) outlined five actions that officials can take to prevent and prepare for future spikes in cases. The five steps outlined in The COVID-19 State Preparedness Handbook include: Listening to the needs of different communities. The best responses come from listening first to people’s needs and understanding the challenges they have experienced since the pandemic began. Communicating clearly with people and use data to guide quick decision making. State leaders should take steps... Read more →

Michael Boresky of Runnemede; Korean War Army Veteran

The Boresky family requests that masks be worn and that social distancing protocols be followed. Michael Boresky, on June 20, 2020, of Runnemede. Age 85. Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Nora Boresky (nee McHenry), his devoted stepchildren: Linda Liberkowski (John) and Donna Roller, his step grandchildren: Peter Ciambrano (Brandie), Brandon Liberkowski, and Tyler Liberkowski, and step great grandchildren: Anthony Ciambrano and Stephanie Ciambrano. Also survived by his daughters: Tracy Oliveria, Jacqueline Keer (Ernest), and Meredith Franceschini (Vincent) and several more grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his siblings: Catherine Scecchitano, John Boresky, and the late... Read more →

A Message from Congressman Norcross

Over the past couple weeks, we have continued the fight against COVID-19, while proceeding with caution as we begin to safely reopen our state. I am confident we will get through this unprecedented crisis, if we continue to work together. I want to take a minute to provide you all with an update on what I have been doing both in South Jersey and back in Washington. Stay Informed Earlier this week, I joined Camden County officials to update residents on COVID-19, including information regarding the path forward to reopening and congressional action. To watch our virtual town hall, click... Read more →

Murphy's Plan for Reopening Schools Coming Soon

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. JOHN MOONEY | JUNE 22, 2020 With commissioner moving on, governor needs to fill gap quickly to ensure continuity, confidence With Gov. Phil Murphy expected to announce this week the road map for reopening New Jersey’s schools this fall, the man likely to be tasked with presenting the plan — outgoing education commissioner, Lamont Repollet — won’t be around long to execute it. The state Department of Education last week... Read more →