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July 7, 2020

Kennedy Wins NJ02 Democratic Primary

Amy Kennedy: “I am ready to fight with you. I am ready to fight for you. I am ready to take on Jeff Van Drew and turn this district blue again in the Fall!.” Brigantine, NJ –July 7, 2020– Tonight, Amy Kennedy decisively won the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District. The people of South Jersey have spoken, and they want Amy Kennedy to be their next Congresswoman. Seven months ago, Amy declared her candidacy on the heels of Jeff Van Drew switching parties and pledging his undying support for Donald Trump. Upon entering the race, Amy was told that there was no way for her to beat the South Jersey machine, who immediately rolled out endorsements of county party chairs and elected... Read more →


CORRECTION: The DePoders Have Yet To Enter A Plea; Wayne Muse Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Muse Admits Trafficking High-Dosage Oxycodone Pills as Part of Camden and Gloucester City Drug Rings (Gloucestercitynews.net)CAMDEN City, N.J. (July 7, 2020)– A Camden County, New Jersey, man today admitted buying and reselling 80 milligram oxycodone pills as part of his role in drug trafficking operations based in Gloucester City and Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Wayne Muse, 73, of Lindenwold, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of oxycodone and one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute a quantity of oxycodone. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Muse and... Read more →


Statement from MVC Chief Administrator Regarding Large Crowds of Customers at Agencies

TRENTON (July 7, 2020)--– New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today released the following statement: “As we reopen today, MVC agencies are experiencing extraordinarily high customer volumes. In anticipation of long lines due to social distancing restrictions, Agency management personnel were pre-deployed to our busiest agencies, beginning at 6:00 AM, two hours before our start time. Additionally, all of our senior staff in operations are deployed to agencies to help process transactions. While we understand the frustration of our customers in this extremely challenging and difficult time, our employees are doing the best they can to keep everyone safe and work as efficiently as possible. Our text notification systems are working as planned, and we remind everyone that expiration dates were extended.... Read more →


CNB Traffic Alert: Bellmawr's Creek Road Eastbound Lane Closed Wednesday

Alternating traffic during the day to implement a traffic shift (Trenton)(July 7, 2020)-- – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Creek Road eastbound over I-295 will be closed during the day tomorrow with alternating traffic to establish a traffic shift as the I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. Beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8, until 3:30 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, South State Inc., is scheduled to close Creek Road eastbound between Booth Drive and Essex Avenue to restripe the roadway and implement a new traffic pattern. When complete, Creek Road will be narrowed to one 11-foot lane in each direction with eastbound and westbound traffic shifted to the eastbound side of the Bridge over I-295. Next week... Read more →


UPDATED: Route 45/Mantua Pike RR Repairs

Necessary safety work will require detours (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require a ten day closure and detour of Route 45/Mantua Pike in Woodbury Heights, and Woodbury, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 7, until 7 p.m., and continuing daily Monday through Friday, July 17, Route 45/Mantua Pike will be closed and detoured in both directions between South Evergreen Avenue and Reid Street. Construction will remove the existing railroad crossing and replace it with a new concrete crossing, as well as new asphalt approaches for a safer and smoother railroad crossing. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses. The following detours will be in... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Celebrates 3,000th da Vinci Robotic Surgery

It was time to celebrate a milestone Monday at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital: Dr. Roy Sandau – Chief of Surgery at Jefferson Health New Jersey – performed the 3,000th robotic surgical procedure at the hospital on July 3, 2020, using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Dr. Sandau, shown here with members of the hospital’s surgical team, has performed well over 800 cases using the da Vinci robot at the hospital, which first began offering robotic surgery in 2008. In 2016, Dr. Sandau was awarded the Distinguished Surgeon Award by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., creator of the da Vinci system. He performed New Jersey’s the first EndoWrist® Stapler technology on the da Vinci system, as well as South Jersey's first robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Single Incision (SILS) colon surgery.... Read more →


Candidates Listed for Rowan U/Glassboro State College Hall of Fame

GLASSBORO, NJ - The date for the induction ceremony for the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame has been changed to Sunday, April 18, 2021. The event was originally scheduled for October 25, 2020, but is being rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns. The Class of 2021 is comprised of: John Bunting – Football Coach (1988-92); Mary Marino – Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach (1987-97; 1988-97 and 1999-07); Moriah Holmstrom – Field Hockey (1997-00); Tiffany Miller – Softball (1994-97); Bob Pfeffer – Baseball (1975-78); Mike Rucci – Baseball (2002-05); and Rob Scott – Men's Basketball (1994-98). More details and reservation information for the afternoon ceremony on April 18 are to come. INDUCTEE BIOGRAPHIES John Bunting guided the Glassboro State/Rowan football... Read more →


MVC Customers Advised of Increased Traffic at Wayne Licensing Center

TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that construction at the Wayne Licensing Center will be creating unusual traffic volume for the next several weeks, until about August 1. Customers should please consider going to Oakland, Paterson, or Lodi instead for their license transactions. Registration/title transactions will not be available at Wayne, since it is designated a Licensing Center. MVC will be reopening Licensing Centers and Vehicle Centers starting Tuesday, July 7. MVC reminds customers to always check NJMVC.gov before coming to a facility, to identify the appropriate Licensing Center or Vehicle Center to visit, verify what documents to bring, and see if you can "Skip the Trip” to MVC altogether by using ourOnline Services page to renew or replace licenses,... Read more →


Gang Involved in $3.5 Million Multi-State Bank Fraud Case Arrested

Seven Others Charged in Separate Criminal Complaints Filed in Virginia and Maryland in Connection with Coordinated Investigation of Related Scheme TRENTON, N.J. – Seven people have been charged for their alleged roles in a large-scale conspiracy to commit bank fraud in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Michigan over the course of two years, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. The criminal complaint unsealed today in Trenton federal court charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, in connection with a fraudulent scheme that used hundreds of fraudulent accounts to defraud several major banks causing losses of over $3.5 million. Today’s arrests of five of the defendants were made in coordination with two other federal investigations conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices... Read more →


July 4th 'Salute to America' Honors the Military

BY C. TODD LOPEZ, DOD NEWS Before military aircraft screamed over the National Mall and fireworks lit up the night sky yesterday as part of the "2020 Salute to America" event in the nation's capital, the president spoke from the South Lawn of the White House about the contributions of U.S. military personnel to American freedom and history. "Tonight, we will salute the greatness and loyalty and valor of the men and women who have defended our independence for 244 years," said Donald J. Trump. "We will honor the amazing men and women of the United States military. Never in history has a nation used so much power to advance so much good." The president said that service members who fought to defend the United... Read more →


Jersey City Patrolman Charged with Fraud

NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City police officer was charged today with conspiring to defraud Jersey City by obtaining compensation for off-duty work that she did not perform, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Gicella Sanchez, 36, of Jersey City, is charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to defraud a local government. She is expected to appear today by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Private contractors and businesses sometimes require the services of off-duty Jersey City police officers for certain projects, including work that could obstruct the flow of traffic. The off-duty assignments were made by a Jersey City Police Department-designated coordinator for the district in which the assignment... Read more →


STUDY: Majority of Superfund Sites Built Close to Public Housing

A new report released by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law found that 70% of all Superfund sites in the US are located within 1 mile of certain federally assisted housing. Poisonous Homes: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Federally Assisted Housing details how decades of environmental racism have systematically put residents of federally assisted housing in direct proximity to these toxins. The report used the US Metals Refining Company (USMR) site in Carteret, NJ as a case study. Almost 700 units of federally assisted housing are located within or near the contaminated USMR site. “This Poisonous Homes study shows that people in public housing are the victims of deliberate policies that put them next to toxic sites. It clearly shows the Environmental Justice implications... Read more →


CNB Travel News: Spaceship Earth Lights Up the Night at EPCOT for the First Time

by David Roark, Manager of Photography, Yellow Shoes Creative Group Prior to the grand opening of EPCOT back in 1982, I was patiently waiting to see Spaceship Earth at night. We all knew even then what an iconic symbol that massive geosphere would be for Walt Disney World Resort, but I wanted to see it for myself. It did not disappoint. I took this photo the very first time Spaceship Earth lit up at night, and the way the light bounced off the geodesic panels was amazing (then and now). And then to top it off, we had a fantastic full moon that night, as well – a bit of Disney magic! So to capture both those icons in all their glory in one image,... Read more →


Since COVID 19 Pandemic Began Parvovirus Cases Have Increased in BluePearl Hospitals

In 2020, positive parvovirus cases and hospitalizations increased by 70% in BluePearl Pet Hospitals. Tampa, Fla. – July 6, 2020—BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital has observed an alarming increase in the number of parvovirus cases and hospitalizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analysis of data from BluePearl's more than 90 pet hospitals showed a 70% increase in the number of parvovirus cases relative to ER cases in 2020 as compared to the same time periods in the past five years (2015 to 2019). Parvovirus, or parvo, is a highly contagious, potentially deadly disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tracts of infected canines. While puppies are most at risk for contracting parvo, any unvaccinated or partially vaccinated dog can contract the disease through dog-to-dog contact and contact... Read more →


Cleanup of The Delaware Coast Sept. 12

Volunteers are encouraged to mark their 2020 calendars now for the DNREC-sponsored 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, tentatively planned for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 12, with signup for large volunteer groups beginning in July, and overall volunteer registration opening in August. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. For the 2020 event, precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of cleanup participants, who are spread out across 40 to 50 locations throughout the state, working outside and generally in groups no bigger than 10 to 15. To ensure the health and safety of all participants, planning for this year’s event covers a wide range of... Read more →


Video: The Hodge Twins on The Black National Anthem and the BLM

RELATED: VIDEO: Cardi B Responds To The Hodgetwins The Hodge Twins discuss the National Football League's plans to play the Black National Anthem before our country's National Anthem at football games. They also give their opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement. (Warning: some of the language in this video may be offensive to the viewer) Kevin N. Hodge and Keith W. Hodge (better known as the Hodge Twins, are YouTubers, fitness expert, and stand-up comedians (film). Together, they own and operate the Hodgetwins fitness and entertainment brand. As of June 2020, they have over 2.21 million subscribers on one of their three YouTube channels, 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 473,000 followers on Twitter. Keith and Kevin Hodge were born on September 17, 1975... Read more →


$1M Lottery Ticket Sold at Luigi Market, Toms River

TRENTON (July 6, 2020) – One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn for the Saturday, July 4, drawing winning the $1,000,000 second-tier prize. The winning ticket from Saturday night’s drawing was sold at Luigi Market Inc., 424 Dover Rd., South Toms River in Ocean County. The winning numbers for the Saturday, July 4, drawing were: 16, 21, 27, 60, and 61. The Red Power Ball number was 06. The Multiplier number was 02. 17,926 New Jersey players took home an estimated $93,234 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $69,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Wednesday, July 8, at 10:59 pm. Read more →


Lessons from History and Finding Light in the Dark: How Economic Issues are Cyclical

Image: Pixabay (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 7, 2020)--2020 has been a tough year, not just for Philadelphia but the world at large. With businesses forced to shutter in the short-term and a general sense of uncertainty, the local economy has suffered. A recent report by Deloitte found that almost 50% of US consumers are delaying making large purchases until the economy starts to show signs of a recovery. Federal Reserve statistics show that 23% of workers in the Third District (Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) are at risk of losing their jobs. Air travel has been largely suspended and more than 350,000 jobs have been lost in the local hospitality sector. According to Ryo Tashiro, regional economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, times are tough.... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K9 RAO, South Carolina Highway Patrol Dies from Illness

K9 RAO South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina End of Watch Wednesday, June 10, 2020 K9 Rao died of an illness. K9 Rao had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for nine years. K9 Rao was named after Senior Trooper Michael Rao who was struck and fatally injured a vehicle in the line of duty on June 10th, 2002, exactly 18 years to the day before K9 Rao was killed. BIO Breed Unknown Breed Gender Male Age Not available Tour 9 years INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Duty related illness RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | July 7, 2020 Read more →