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June 2020

Coast Guard Aids Man Experiencing Heart Attack Symptoms Near Brigantine

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (June 30, 2020)--— The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Brigantine, N.J., June 30, 2020. He was transported Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., and transferred to local emergency medical services personnel who were waiting to take him to the hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Paulino/Released) Waterway near Bigantine, Tuesday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received a relayed 911 call from New Jersey State Police Department dispatch regarding a 74-year-old man aboard a 17-foot Carolina Skiff who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack and needed immediate medical attention. Sector Delaware Bay... Read more →

Gloucester City Ends Contract with Trash Collector

(Gloucester City, NJ)(June 30, 2020)--Statement from Mayor Spencer on the Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste and Recycling in Gloucester City. Effective June 30, 2020, the City of Gloucester City has effectively concluded its contractual relationship with Republic Trash Company. In order to be responsive to the needs of our City, I have directed the Administration immediately engage an emergency services contractor, effective July 1, 2020, and I expect a seamless transition. Moving forward in the short term, Solterra Recycling Solutions, Inc., formerly known as Central Jersey Waste & Recycling, Inc., located in Ewing Township, New Jersey, will provide all trash and recycling collection and disposal services throughout the City. I have also directed, with the support of Common Council, that our City Attorney, Business Administrator and Director of Public Works craft new contract specifications designed to address specific needs of our resident in order to assure the maintenance of... Read more →

Toxic Fumes from The Asphalt Tank Explosion Spread Throughout Gloucester City

DEP Needs to Hold Those Responsible Accountable GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -- An asphalt tank exploded and burst into flames early this morning in the 200 block of Water Street in Gloucester City. The asphalt tank, owned and operated by Blueknight Energy Partners, caught fire and exploded around 12:49am. The tank is used for asphalt emulsion, and was in use when the incident occurred. “The explosion of the asphalt tank is a terrifying example of what can happen to dangerous and polluting facilities in our communities. Even after it exploded, the asphalt tank was on fire for at least 3 hours, putting out thick, dark, toxic smoke into the community. It was lucky that nobody was hurt and that the fire didn’t spread, but the people of Gloucester City have been breathing in particulate matter, toxic chemicals, and organic compounds like benzene. DEP needs to make sure they check people in... Read more →

Robert Peter, APWU Local 526 Treasurer (Blackwood) Sentenced to Home Detention for Stealing Union Funds

Camden City, NJ --On June 17, 2020, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Robert Peter, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 526 (located in Blackwood, N.J.), was sentenced to six months of home detention and three years of probation. Peter was also ordered to pay $34,500 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On August 8, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden), Peter, was charged in an information with one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $34,500, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). On the same date, Peter pleaded guilty to the charge. The charge and guilty plea follow an investigation by the OLMS Philadelphia-Pittsburgh District Office. source United States District Court Read more →

Pink Roses Teal Magnolias: It's a Virtual Shopping Spree

It's a Virtual Shopping Spree Join us In the Fight Against Cancer June 30 - July 2 Cancer is relentless -- and so are we! When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping -- online! Support MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper by scrolling through our Virtual Boutique to select from a wide variety of clothing, gifts and jewelry from local retailers. Your purchase will raise funds to help women fight cancer -- and support South Jersey businesses who will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. This is a great time to treat yourself or stock up on gifts for loved ones! All proceeds donated stay local and support Pink Roses Teal Magnolias. START SHOPPING! Pink Roses Teal Magnolias is the largest breast and gynecologic cancer fundraiser in the Delaware Valley. All funds raised stay... Read more →

Over 100 Leading Businesses Blast Murphy's EO As It Unfairly Hurts Restaurant Owners

The New Jersey Business Coalition, a group of more than 100 leading business and nonprofit groups throughout the state, issued the following statement following Gov. Phil Murphy's signing of Executive Order 158, temporarily pausing the resumption of indoor dining in New Jersey. "New Jersey business owners have said from the beginning of this crisis that they always put the health, safety and welfare of their workforce and their patrons first. The reopening of indoor dining at New Jersey restaurants is no exception. "While we respect the fact that other states are seeing a surge in COVID numbers, such a comparison, along with the concern of so-called "knuckleheads" not following the rules, is simply not a basis to pull back on New Jersey restaurant owners who are committed to doing the right thing. "In response to the Governor's original notice that indoor dining could commence on July 2 at 25% capacity,... Read more →


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Rowan University men’s and women's swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors. Rowan was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes. CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart mentioned the efforts of Coach Brad Bowser and Coach Elise Blaschke noting that "No team was unaffected by this spring's pandemic but Athletic Director John Giannini and President Houshmand can and should be proud of their teams and the work of the coaches." Additional institutional adjustments to grading systems resulted in GPAs nearly one-quarter letter grade higher than previously. As a result, the CSCAA will not be publishing team GPAs. This semester’s list also does not include teams at institutions that switched entirely to pass/fail... Read more →

Asphalt Tank Explodes at BlueKnight Plant

UPDATED The asphalt tank that was on fire The Gloucester City Fire Dept. is remaining on the site photo courtesy of CBSN Philly UPDATED: GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 30, 2020)--A huge fire broke out early this morning at the BlueKnight Asphalt plant, after an asphalt tanker exploded in flames. People in the nearby neighborhood were evaluated. According to CBSN Philly there was a loud explosion. The plant is located at the intersection of Water Street and King Street next to Proprietors Park. In a prepared statement the Gloucester City Fire Department said offsite atmospheric monitoring remains within normal limits. All residents within the evacuation zone are permitted to return home. There will be a GCFD presence remaining on scene and steam will continue to be released from the involved tank for most of the day. RELATED: Oil Spill Accident in Gloucester City NJ | cnbnews HARSH ASPHALT ODOR COMING FROM... Read more →

Have You Seen Linda Stoltzfoos?

East Lampeter Township Police and FBI Seek Public's Assistance The East Lampeter Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Linda Stoltzfoos. Linda has been missing since Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020, when she didn't return home after a church service. She was last observed at a farm on Stumptown Road, between the intersection of Beechdale Road and Gibbons Road in Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Linda is described as a white female, 18 years of age, approximately 5’10” and 125 pounds. She is a member of the Amish community and was last seen wearing a tan dress, white apron, and black head covering. Anyone with information on Linda’s whereabouts or the circumstances of her disappearance is asked to contact us at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or online at click image Read more →

4 Accessories Every Millennial Needs

( 30, 2020)--Many micro-challenges plague a millennial’s life. We want to eat better, be more productive, be more organized, have better relationships and so on. The weight of living can really get us down; however, some fantastic companies have put together interesting gadgets and gizmos to lend a helping hand and make things a little easier. Here are four of the most exciting accessories that every millennial need in their life. Keebos Crossbody Phone Cases Equally stylish as they are sturdy, these phone cases are ideal for the modern-day millennial. The protective case helps keep your phone secure and safe from drops, bumps and scuffs, and the customizable and personalized lanyard that can be worn around the neck or over the shoulder creates easy accessibility to your phone while adding flair to your look, and also comes with a secure pouch for your debit cards and cash. With Keebos, you... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing News: Northern Pike Aggressive Hard Fighting Cool Water Fish

General Facts Northern pike are a very aggressive hard fighting coolwater species. They prefer relatively shallow weedy areas of lakes and slow moving rivers. There is a marked tendency for movement to deeper, cooler water during the summer when water temperatures are highest, especially for the larger fish. Although not as readily kept for eating as compared to other species, the flesh of the pike, albeit more bony, is very tasty and makes excellent fish cakes. Where Northern pike are relatively adaptable to a variety of waters in the northern half of the state, the most surprising of all being the Passaic River. Good fishable populations with fish up to 15 pounds are also present in Spruce Run Reservoir, Budd Lake (pdf, 260kb), Farrington Lake, Cranberry Lake, Pompton Lake, Deal Lake and Pompton River. Fish the pockets in weedy areas and along the weedline in lakes and the deeper holes... Read more →


( 30, 2020)--Every country is unique in terms of age restrictions in the gambling industry. The main condition to visit a casino and play games for money is usually reaching the adult age according to the laws of a certain country. Therefore, a young man or woman living in Spain should be at least 18 years old to be eligible, while neighboring Belgium sets the restrictions on people under 21 years old to play in casinos. So, what age should you be to visit a casino in your country? Online VS Real Casino: Is There Any Difference? First of all, you should know that there is no difference between these two casinos in terms of age restrictions. Those people who have not yet reached the eligible age do not have any right to gamble in any casino, including virtual ones. When we talk about online casinos, people usually think that... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Six Tips for Wearing a Face Mask this Summer

Virtua Health physician offers advice for keeping healthy and cool during the pandemic (Marlton, N.J.) The summer brings heat, humidity, sweat — and this year, face masks on top of it all. With social distancing guidelines still in place, it’s important to continue protecting against the spread of COVID-19. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends face coverings for all people age 2 and older who don’t have trouble breathing. Dr. Richard Levine, a family medicine physician at Virtua Primary Care—Cherry Hill offers these tips for staying safe and comfortable as the mercury rises: 1) Pick a mask made of a breathable material. Wearing a mask can make you feel like you’re suffocating. That’s because the air you exhale is at your body temperature, about 98 degrees Fahrenheit. But with a mask covering your mouth and nose, heat gets trapped inside. If you can’t breathe easily through... Read more →

Irene A. Goldschmidt of Runnemede

Irene A. Goldschmidt (nee Aupperle), on June 27, 2020 of Runnemede. Age 93. Beloved wife of the late Edward Sr. Devoted mother of Edward Jr. (Julie), Debra Lauer and Robert (Dawn). Loving grandmother of Edward III, Robert, James, Anthony, Jennifer, David and Ryan. Sister of 9. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Irene was most proud to be a mother and grandmother. There will be a viewing from 8:15am to 10:15am on Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass at 11am on Thursday morning at Holy Child Parish; St. Teresa's RC Church, Runnemede. Interment New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Irene's name to St. John of God Community Services, Attention: Memorials, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville Grove, NJ 08093. Read more →

VIDEO: New York Trained Tiz The Law on Course for US Triple Crown

Tiz The Law became the first New York-trained thoroughbred to win the Belmont Stakes ( 30, 2020)--Tiz The Law became the first New York-trained thoroughbred to win the Belmont Stakes since 1882 when he landed the 2020 renewal of the Triple Crown event in June. The Belmont Park contest brought up the first leg of the US Triple Crown in 2020 following the rescheduling of many of the major races this year. Jockey Manuel Franco opted to chase the leaders in the early stages of the race in New York before hitting the front of the field just after the final bend. Once Tiz The Law was ahead of his rivals, he was able to power away, scoring by just under four lengths. It was a strong performance as he justified all the strong hype around the horse at the start of this year. Connections can also be very excited... Read more →

Genovese Crime Family Member Frank Giovinco Sentenced to 4 Years for Racketeering

New York - Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that FRANK GIOVINCO was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison for extortion conspiracy and Frank Giovinco, image courtesy of participating in a racketeering conspiracy in connection with the Genovese Crime Family’s control of two local chapters of a labor union. GIOVINCO was convicted on December 3, 2019, following a six-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who also sentenced GIOVINCO. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “For years, Frank Giovinco, as a member of the Genovese Crime Family, instilled fear in victims and perpetrated kickback schemes to tighten the Family’s stranglehold over two labor unions. For committing these crimes, Giovinco will now spend four years in prison.” According to the Indictment, evidence admitted at trial, court filings, and statements made in open court: La Cosa Nostra, also known... Read more →

Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea"

Offers Global Audiences A Thoughtful View into An Imminent Environmental Time Bomb in California (Los Angeles, CA—June 29, 2020) Eye-opening award-winning documentary "Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea" from filmmaker Greg Bassenian (“CSI: Miami”) lays bare the startling environmental disaster that is the Salton Sea in California’s coveted Coachella valley. Charting the Salton Sea’s creation in 1905 to the current devastating environmental crisis that it faces today, this harrowing journey takes the viewer into the toxic dust. As the largest lake in California begins to dry, millions of lives are in danger as clouds of toxic dust threaten the health of millions of Californians. Following in the footsteps of Al Gore’s eye opening “An Inconvenient Truth” Bassenian’s new documentary carefully plots the course of economic growth that sprouted a shimmering desert riviera laden with costly construction challenges developing into the perfect storm - creating... Read more →

CNB Medical News: What Young Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer

Max Mallory succumbed to testicular cancer. Now, a foundation created in his name helps other young men save their own lives with information about the disease. (NAPSI)—Young men and those who care about them should consider the story of Max Mallory. At 22 he graduated from college and started his dream job in the video game industry. He landed the job before graduation at the company where he had interned for almost a year. Set up in his own apartment, he started to live his life on his own and navigate the nuances of that first professional job. Life was fine until mid-October, when Max experienced what seemed like stomach troubles and minor back pain. After two visits to urgent care centers where doctors prescribed antibiotics, he came home to stay with his dad and visit a urologist. He never made it to that medical appointment. Doubled over with sudden... Read more →

Pine HIll Man Reported Missing Found Dead; Suspect Charged with Murdering the Man

Camden City, N.J. – A Camden man has been charged after detectives located the body of a Pine Hill man who was reported missing late Saturday, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. files Michael Branon, 32, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Felony Murder in the homicide of Pedro Fernandez, 30, of Pine Hill. On Saturday, police responded to a report of a possible kidnapping on the 1500 block of Pershing St. just after 11 p.m. Witnesses said they saw Fernandez being forced into a black pickup truck before an unidentified man drove off. Around 1 a.m. on June 28, officers pulled over a truck matching the description of the vehicle used in the kidnapping and identified Branon as the driver. Detectives located Fernandez’s body around 2 p.m. Sunday in an alleyway off the 400 block... Read more →

NJ Lottery Warning Residents of Scams

Residents Beware of Fraudulent Messaging TRENTON (June 29, 2020) – Following reports of alleged lottery scams that have cropped up over the past weeks in social media posts, New Jersey Lottery is cautioning residents to beware of any social media postings, emails or telephone calls from anyone promising lottery winnings, asking for money or offering to share money from Lottery prizes won. Lottery scams are nothing new. Unscrupulous individuals masquerade as Lottery officials or previous winners of large lottery jackpots wanting to give away substantial sums of money, or they falsely claim that the person contacted is the winner of a big lottery jackpot. In these cases, the person is asked to provide personal and financial information and/or pay a fee to cover processing costs to receive a “financial gift” or prize. It is important that a prizewinner should NEVER provide any personal or financial information over the phone or... Read more →

A Message from Congressman Norcross

Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 AM Streamed live on: I will join Camden County Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli, Camden County College President Don Borden and NJ Teacher of the Year Kimberly Dickstein Hughes for a virtual town hall on COVID-19 where we will discuss South Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, updates on back to school and more. Participants will respond to questions submitted via both the Facebook live chat and email. Additional Resources: New Jersey Government has a COVID-19 website with live updates and resources here. All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. NJ 211 is New Jersey’s statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey. Residents call also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211. The... Read more →

Jack Williams, NMN, SHSN E3, of Gloucester City

Jack Williams, NMN, SHSN E3 April 16, 1993 - April 19, 2020. Age 27. Of Gloucester City. Beloved and cherished son of Luke Williams and Michele L. Greene. Loving brother of Luke and Colleen (Murphy) Williams, Sadie and Erick Williams, Grace Williams and Bridget and Christopher Moise. Cherished grandson of Joseph and Emily Greene. Predeceased by Frank and Ann Williams. Also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles and 26 first Cousins. files Called home on Divine Mercy Sunday, our dearest Jack. He was a free spirit minimalist passionate about everything he did. He truly loved his family and friends locally and abroad. Jack's greatest love was the ocean. His final request was to be buried at sea. Our dearest Jack, buried at sea with full military honors, we love you and miss you dearly. Jesus, we entrust Jack to the ocean of your infinite, unfathomable Divine Mercy through the... Read more →

In-Person License and Vehicle Transactions Delayed to July 7

Road Tests and Inspections Still Scheduled to Start today, June 29 TRENTON – The Motor Vehicle Commission announced today that most in-person transactions scheduled to start on June 29 will be delayed until July 7, while the text notification system undergoes final testing. Statement from Chief Administrator Sue Fulton: “We intended to rely on our new text notification system to check people in, then allow them to leave the building and go elsewhere. Unfortunately, this new system requires further testing, so we will not be able to open as fully as we anticipated on June 29. Without the text notification system, the number of people waiting for transactions who will need to be on site will far exceed capacity limitations. We have said that the health and safety of our customers and employees is our first priority; therefore, we cannot put people in this situation. Road testing and Inspections stations... Read more →

Fresh Fruit Arrives in The Port of Philadelphia; Ship Docks at Gloucester Marine Terminal

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 29, 2020)--Fresh fruit arrived this month in the Port of Philadelphia according to The Produce News. files The M/V Everest Bay, operated by Seatrade, docked at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, NJ, and unloaded some 3,800 pallets of clementines and navel oranges, kicking off the start of the summer citrus season for local consumers. “We are proud to continue this fruitful partnership with summer citrus providers in South Africa,” said Leo Holt, president and chief executive officer of Holt Logistics, Operator of Gloucester Terminals, LLC. “Keeping our food supply chain robust and intact is of the highest concern for our staff and many partners. This arrival brings another source of fresh, affordable citrus to consumers in our region and beyond.” The M/V Everest Bay left the port of Cape Town, South Africa on May 31, and began a 20-day journey to the Gloucester... Read more →

Final Vote Coming Today on State's $7.7 Billion Budget; The Plan Funds the State for 3 Months

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 JOHN REITMEYER | JUNE 29, 2020 Key Points to Watch in the Bill Lawmakers plan final votes Monday on a three-month spending plan needed after COVID-19 lockdown stalled state economy A nearly $8 billion “mini budget” that covers state operations for another three months is slated for final approval in both houses of the Legislature on Monday files afternoon. Sponsored by majority Democrats, the spending legislation should have no problem clearing the Assembly and Senate before landing on Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk by the end of the day. Under the current schedule, Murphy, also a Democrat, will have just enough time to enact the three-month spending plan — which covers July, August and September — before appropriations that were... Read more →

Congressman Norcross Cheers Supreme Court's Recent Ruling on Abortion

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today released the following statement: “Today, the Supreme Court rightfully overturned a Louisiana law restricting abortion access, blocking a repulsive attempt by Republicans to suppress women’s rights and their access to health care. This is a victory for women and a victory for our nation, as our highest court has ruled to protect access to critical reproductive services, in spite of this Administration’s attempts to restrict access. “American health care providers should be left to focus on helping those in need – not forced to conform to partisan policies that limit their effectiveness. The rights of women are under assault across the country, and it’s far past time for Republicans to listen to America’s women and respect their right to make their own health care decisions. Abortion is health care. Period. We must stand up for the reproductive rights of every woman... Read more →

Galloway Tax Preparer Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

CAMDEN City, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, tax preparer was arrested today for allegedly using false information to increase her clients’ tax refunds and filing her own false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Michele Griffin, 40, of Galloway, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with 19 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of false tax returns. Griffin is also charged with three counts of filing her own false tax returns. Griffin will be arraigned today by video conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. According to the indictment: Griffin allegedly prepared multiple fraudulent tax returns on behalf of her clients by falsifying their education expenses, dependent care expenses, business income, dependent information, and unemployment income. As a result, her clients’ returns requested higher tax credits and higher refunds than the clients were entitled to receive. Griffin received substantial income by preparing tax... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Sign Petition To Save Cape May County Turtles From Being Killed

Samantha Geisinger started this petition to Cape May County In Cape May County there are multiple "boulevards" connecting the mainland of New Jersey to its barrier islands (Stone Harbor, Avalon, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Sea Isle, Ocean City). Every summer, turtles travel across these boulevards to lay their eggs on high land. The boulevards, filled with out-of-towners, have been featuring an unacceptable amount of dead turtles, crushed by the cars of those who would rather kill innocent animals than take a few seconds to help them across the street. This petition will be distrbuted to local municipalities in attempt to do a few things: 1. Increase signage on all boulevards to warn travelers of turtle crossing. 2. Allow citizens to report individuals for purposefully hitting turtles 3. Fine individuals who hit turtles (and have signs that make drivers aware of such fines) 4. Increase patrol of the boulevards for the weeks... Read more →

Honey! I just saved a life!

Donating blood or plasma can help you save a life in your community Author: Patrick Vongchan, Emergency Management Specialist, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response courtesy of getty images Saving someone’s life can be pretty simple. As a volunteer EMT and firefighter in my community, I have gone through a lot of training so I can provide life-saving care when seconds count. I am proud to serve on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19, both in my volunteer role and as a responder from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Yet you don’t necessarily have to do all of that to help people in your community. Sometimes, all you need to do is dedicate a little time - and be willing to give up about a half a liter of your blood. A single donation can save up to three lives, and it’s... Read more →

VIDEO: Trinitario Gang Members Charged in Rikers Island Stabbings; Gang Moving into New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY (June 26, 2020)—Twenty-six alleged Trinitario gang members were charged Thursday in Bronx District court following an investigation by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and the New York City Department of Correction's (DOC) Correction Intelligence Bureau (CIB), with assistance from the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI). According to the investigation, current or former Rikers Island inmates carried out a total of 14 violent acts in the jail between September 2015 and July 2019. Half of those incidents were against rival gang members and half against fellow Trinitarios who broke rules of the gang and who were not in good standing. Out of the 14 incidents, 12 were slashings and stabbings. The defendants conspired through various forms of communication, including phone calls and letters, and by using coded language. "Transnational criminal organizations will operate without boundaries, as in this case with alleged connections to brutal... Read more →

UPDATE/SERVICE RESTORED/Comcast Outage in Gloucester City

UPDATE: service was restored in the 08030 area around 10:30 AM GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 29) --Comcast service in the Riverview Heights section of the city went out around 8:30 am. According to their website certain sections of the city have been having issues since 08:20 AM EST. Other communities in South Jersey are also affected by the outage. The map below is from Comcast. Are you having a problem. Leave a message in the Comcast comments section! Read more →

Video: Consumer Alert: Shopping On Line, Be Wary

by Jabari Cook Intern, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC In this age of social distancing, more and more of our favorite stores now offer ways to score great deals online. Even as shops around the country open their doors again, buying online is still a great, useful tool for people to enjoy. It’s nice to know that with a simple web search, you can find, buy, and ship almost any item right to your front door. But, while you’re enjoying that convenience, you want to be sure that sharing your financial and personal data online is safe. Before you click “Place Order,” watch this video to learn some useful tips on how to keep your data secure and save money as you shop: Looking to learn more? Go to the FTC’s Shopping Online webpage to find out other important ways to protect yourself — and your wallet —... Read more →

Gloucester Twp. Police Alert: How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

The Fourth of July is coming up, meaning many dog owners will be dealing with howling, barking, and generally anxious dogs. It’s largely believed that Independence Day is the day when the highest number of dogs run away. Here are tips to prevent your dog from freaking out during fireworks: "When those boom booms are over I'll open my eyes!"~ Erica Cleary 1. Keep Your Dog Away From Fireworks: Don’t take your dogs to fireworks shows or leave them outside during fireworks. Keeping your dog inside in the evening on the Fourth of July is the best idea, especially if you fear they might not react well. 2. Make Sure Your Pet Has Proper ID: Ensure that the information on your pet’s collar is current and make sure your dog is microchipped and has a GPS device. If they escape, there’s a better chance they’ll get returned. 3. Create a... Read more →

DOJ Records: Obama White House Scrambled to ‘Evolve’ Explanation of Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Emails Document Senior Obama White House-Clinton State Dept. Officials Joke About Being Called ‘Liars’ About Benghazi Susan Rice on 5 Sunday TV shows blaming the obscure YouTube video for the Islamic attack on our consulate in Benghazi. – ‘Fox News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released 80 pages of records that show top Obama White House officials scrambling to “evolve” its false claims that the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. Government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, began “spontaneously” in response to an anti-Muslim video on the Internet. The emails show top Obama White House official Ben Rhodes and Clinton State Department Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan joking about being called “liars” and “leakers.” The records were produced in response to a Judicial Watch 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department... Read more →

Philadelphia Mayor Promises Major Changes in Police Department

PHILADELPHIA PA --Earlier this month Philadelphia Mayor James Kennedy promised a number of changes he will be making in the police department because of the death of George Floyd. Some of the changes include cutting the police budget, creating a civilian over site commission of police, using a different methods to negotiate the police union contract, hiring more minorities for the police department. His prepared statement is below. It has been more than 10 days since protests started in Philadelphia following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. In this time, we have seen and heard the cries of Mayor Kennedy (photo courtesy of WHHY) thousands of Philadelphians demanding change and proclaiming a simple but powerful truth: Black Lives Matter. I stand with those who have taken to the streets of Philadelphia and declared that it is time to take action. This has been a... Read more →

Adam K Veron: How much exercise is okay or too much for your wellbeing in a pandemic?

( 29, 2020)--Schools, fitness studios, sports, and other social engagement places are indefinitely inaccessible due to the risk of contagion. Everyone is busy maintaining social distance to ensure their and their loved ones' safety. It is the need of the hour, as the Coronavirus proteins attack the healthy tissue when they come in contact with the lungs and spread quickly. Since the virus invades the respiratory system first through the nose, mouth, and lungs, it gets a passage to transmit to others when the infected people sneeze, cough, etc. For athletes, fitness freaks, and sports lovers, this situation can be particularly stressful. They must be missing their sports and exercises that gave them a daily dose of dopamine and stress-busting opportunities. If you are one of them, it is easy to understand your condition also. However, in this unique time, you can remind yourself that having mental peace is of... Read more →

Voting Fraud Charges Involving Mail in Ballots Filed against Paterson Council Members

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced voting fraud charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men in connection with the May 12, 2020 special election in the City of Paterson. All four men are charged with criminal conduct involving mail-in ballots during the election. The investigation by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) began when the U.S. Postal Inspection Service alerted the Attorney General’s Office that hundreds of mail-in ballots were found in a mailbox in Paterson. Numerous additional ballots were found in a mailbox in nearby Haledon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all voting in May 12 elections in New Jersey was done by mail-in ballots. “Today’s charges send a clear message: if you try to tamper with an election in New Jersey, we will find you and we will hold you accountable,” said Attorney General... Read more →

21-Year-Old Washington State Man Charged with Smashing Delaware Police Car Window During Protest

May 30 protest in Wilmington Delaware , participants gather around a police car watching one man smash the window of the police vehicle (image courtesy of 6ABC philadelphia) WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware announced today that a criminal complaint was issued on Saturday, June 6, 2020, charging Adrian Wood, 21, of Washington State, with engaging in a civil disorder that obstructed, impeded, or interfered with a law enforcement officer’s lawful duties. If convicted, Wood faces a statutory maximum punishment of up to five years in prison. The criminal complaint alleges that, beginning in the afternoon of May 30, 2020, protesters gathered in downtown Wilmington in recognition of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protest participants marched in and around Wilmington, including onto Interstate Highway I-95 where they blocked traffic moving in both directions. Later in the evening, a number of persons damaged... Read more →

Coast Guard: Construction Underway on N.J. Intracoastal Waterway

Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo U.S. Coast Guard District 5 Navigation crews from Coast Guard ATON Station Cape May work to repair ATON structures in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Jun. 25, 2020. Repairs to day boards and other ATON structures are being made to help prevent them fr PHILADELPHIA PA (June 28, 2020)-- — The Coast Guard is asking the public to exercise caution while operating boats and watercraft on the Intracoastal Waterway in New Jersey while the Coast Guard makes repairs to aging navigational aids from late June through early July. Boaters are requested to operate at a slow speed in the ICW while members of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Cape May and the Coast Guard Dive Team remove damaged aids to navigation by conducting diving operations. Boats causing wakes or coming too close to divers can cause a potentially dangerous situation for... Read more →

CNBNews Book Tips: Fictional Pandemic All Too Real; Making America Sacred Again; An Immigration Story; Disappearing Jets

“Viral” by Kevin E. Ready (NAPSI)—A story of hope and the indomitable will of the human spirit. This is a popular fiction saga of a pandemic—written well before the COVID-19 virus was ever heard of—and the actions taken by people around the world to fight it. The story is told from the viewpoint of several key characters in various countries and walks of life. It includes realistic descriptions of the disease and heartfelt sub-stories of the characters as they deal with the pandemic. A woman of science must step up and become a leader and, hopefully, a savior. A first responder finds himself fighting for the lives of thousands. Valiant medical workers face near-impossible tasks while risking their very lives. Sounds only too real. Purchase at “Original Politics: Making America Sacred Again” by Glenn Aparicio Parry To recreate a whole and sacred America, it is important to piece together... Read more →

Hunter Biden Took 411 Separate Domestic & International Flights During Obama's 1st Term; Visited China 5 X's

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received records from the U.S. Secret Service showing that, for the first five and a half years of the Obama administration, Hunter Biden traveled extensively while receiving a Secret Service protective detail. During the time period of the records provided, Hunter Biden, son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, took 411 separate domestic and international flights, including to 29 different foreign countries. He visited China five times. Hunter Biden and Joe Biden image courtesy of The Intercept Judicial Watch’s February 7, 2020, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request sought: Records reflecting the dates and locations of travel, international and domestic, for Hunter Biden while he received a U.S. Secret Service protective detail; please note whether his travel was on Air Force One or Two, or other government aircraft, as applicable and whether additional family members were present for each trip; time frame is... Read more →

LTPD Alert: - Fireworks Consumer Brief

FIREWORKS consumer brief files On the 4th of July, Independence Day, Americans celebrate their patriotism with family reunions, picnics and beautiful displays of fireworks nationwide. Unfortunately, every year, this happy celebration turns into tragedy for many Americans due to the unsafe and illegal use of fireworks. Fireworks displays must be enjoyed responsibly – and within the confines of the law. In New Jersey, it is unlawful to sell, possess, or use fireworks, other than certain sparkling devices and novelties, without a valid permit. STATISTICAL INJURIES The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency tasked with protecting the public from defective products, in a special study about fireworks found that in the year 2018: ■ 67% of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30-day period surrounding the Independence Day holiday; ■ 5,600 injuries occurred nationwide due to fireworks, most often with burns to the hands and head, including to... Read more →

Coach Bag Raffle July 1, Proceeds Benefit Camden County Police, Fire, EMS Killed in the Line of Duty

All of us at Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund hope you and your families are doing well. We were very disappointed to have to cancel our Spring Bingo this year, but we decided to try and do something fun to make use of the beautiful Coach bags sitting in the office that were previously purchased for the May 8th Bingo. Hopefully our November 13th Bingo will be able to be held….. In the meantime, you can purchase raffle tickets to win 6 very pretty summer bags! RELATED: CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published | June 28, 2020 Read more →

Feds Charge 11 People with $6 Million Bank Fraud; Gang Operated in South Jersey and Pennsylvania

CAMDEN, N.J. – Eleven people have been charged for their alleged roles in a large-scale conspiracy to commit bank fraud over in southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania over the course of four years, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. files The complaints unsealed today charge each of the defendants with bank fraud conspiracy in connection with a scheme that used hundreds of fraudulent accounts to defraud several major banks of $6 million and then launder that money and send it overseas to other conspirators. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: The defendants are allegedly members of a Nigeria-based, multi-layered organization that engaged in a massive bank fraud conspiracy in several states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Rhode Island, between June 2016 and March 2020. Members of the group stole numerous business checks from the United States mail, altered the payee on... Read more →

Living As A Senior

by Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor When you’re 88 years of age, life can be boring. It can consist of … … Sleeping late in the morning … Having the same get-up routines (early to the bathroom for the everyday AM brushing of teeth, showering, swallowing pills, taking the daily sugar blood count, checking the I-Phone for weather info, making a decision on what to wear for the day.) 2013 photo … Double-checking to see if any medical appointments. … Watching TV. Especially CNN, CNBC occasionally, Fox, (less occasionally) the “History Channel”, “National Geographic” and, hoping there is an afternoon sports event, or unseen movie. … Meals sometimes in front of the TV. … Naps … Reading the ads from senior living accommodations … Clipping the senior citizen discounts. For transportation … food … movies … … Reading the ads & mailings from senior citizen retirement communities … assisted living... Read more →

NJ Lottery Announces Updates to Core Games

Draw Times Changes, Exclusive Live streaming, and Bigger Jackpots Await files TRENTON (June 2020) – The New Jersey Lottery is modernizing its core games line-up starting June 29 with a new draw time, new way to watch, and a bigger starting jackpot. The evening draw time for Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, and Pick-6 is changing and moving exclusively to livestreaming. Additionally, Jersey Cash 5 gets more numbers to choose from and bigger starting jackpots – increasing from an estimated $75,000 to a guaranteed $100,000! New Evening Drawing Time New Jersey Lottery evening drawings are moving from 7:57 p.m. to 10:57 p.m. daily. New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey announced that starting June 29 New Jersey Lottery’s core games will be drawn later in the evening to allow players more time and opportunity to get their tickets for their favorite games. The later draw time also brings the... Read more →

EPA Recognizes James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA

for Conserving Resources and Promoting Efficiency PHILADELPHIA (June, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized federal facilities today including the James E. Van Zandt Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, for practical cost-effective measures to conserve money and resources as part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). The challenge is a national effort under the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program which encourages federal agencies to reduce the federal government’s environmental impact. The Department of Veterans Affairs James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center won the award for reducing waste by composting over 338 tons of material related to a stormwater retention swale and Victory Garden renovation. “Federal agencies need to lead by example in reducing environmental impacts,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “What these agencies do, not only benefits the environment, but it saved taxpayers an estimated $36.1 million across the federal... Read more →

Leader of NE Philly Heroin Ring and Associates Arrested and Charged with Drug Trafficking

Four additional defendants were also charged in Atlantic County, New Jersey in a related investigation PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Juan Caceres, 30, of Elkins Park, PA; Jose M. Suarez-Mendosa, 29, of Philadelphia, PA; Jerson David Diaz, 31, of files Philadelphia, PA; Ezequiel Regalado-Rosario, 45, of Philadelphia, PA; Ramcel Duarte-Rodriguez, 21, of Philadelphia, PA, and Juan Francisco Regalado-Ferreras, 27, of Philadelphia, PA, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint on charges of possession with intent to distribute various amounts of heroin as associates of the Caceres drug trafficking organization. During the execution of simultaneous search warrants in June, Caceres, Regalado-Rosario, Duarte-Rodriguez and Regalado-Ferreras were arrested at a residence in the 1000 block of Saint Vincent Street in Northeast Philadelphia and charged with possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. At the same time, Suarez-Mendosa and Diaz were arrested at a... Read more →

Video: Hot Car Interiors Can Kill A Dog Quickly

Gloucester Township Police Community Safety Tip- GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Even on a moderately warm day, the inside of a car can heat up in minutes, putting the life of a dog in danger. In general, it’s best to leave pets at home in summertime if you have to go into a store or if there is a possibility you might have to leave them alone. While they may love jumping in the car when you do errands at other times of the year, give it a second thought before taking them for the ride for the next couple of months. Even leaving a dog in the car for 10 minutes while you run into the grocery store can be extremely dangerous in hot weather. Dogs do not perspire the way humans do and so the way they maintain a safe body temperature is through panting and also by releasing heat through... Read more →

John “Thomas” Underwood, formerly of Gloucester City, UPS Driver, Vietnam War Army Veteran, GCHS Alumnus

North Wildwood – Key West, Florida and Formerly of Gloucester City. On June 26, 2020. Age 67. Born in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the late Harry and Jane (Hanson) Underwood. Beloved husband of 35 years to Patricia (nee Brady); loving father of Sean Underwood (Jen); grandfather of Jacob Underwood; Predeceased by his brothers, Rich (Joanne), James (Kathy). Dear brother of Harry (Maureen), Phil (Betty), Jane Ellen (Bob), Lou (Sharon). Loving Brother-In-law of the late James Brady (Polly), Jack Brady (Barb) and Joseph Brady (Maureen). Dear Uncle of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, Uncle Drosselmeyer to Theresa and their many friends who also called Tom "Uncle." Tom was raised in Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1972 to 1974. Tom worked as a driver for UPS in Lawnside for 30... Read more →