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April 28, 2021

Thursday/Friday, I-295 North, Bellmawr, Right Lane Closed During the Day

Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed Thursday and Friday during the day to continue work on the retaining wall investigation in Bellmawr, Camden County. From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, the right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed beginning just past the Creek Road overpass before Exit 26 where the highway splits for I-76 toward Philadelphia/I-295 toward Trenton and will continue through the tunnel. The closure is necessary for continued excavation work on the retaining wall that partially collapsed in March. Future lane closures may be necessary as the investigation continues. Motorists should expect congestion on I-295... Read more →

NY Man Receives Prison Term for Seeking Sex Online with ‘Underage Girl’

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 44-year-old Staten Island man was sentenced today to three years in New Jersey state prison for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 14-year-old girl. John Emilio pled guilty in January to Attempted Endangering the Welfare of Children (Impairing or Debauching the Morals of a Child – Third Degree). The sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., who ordered that Emilio be placed on the New Jersey sex offender registry upon release and also be under parole supervision for life. “This defendant’s calculated, predatory behavior presented a very real and very dangerous threat to the vulnerable population he was... Read more →

How to Choose an Umbrella for Your Patio, Yard, or Garden?

Long-awaited warm days are coming, and it is high time to think about the shade. When the sun is shining, we still want to sit outside. In the article, we give the best tips on how to choose the right umbrella. We recommend how to enjoy the comfort of the shade for years to come. Suppose you like drinking your morning coffee in your garden. Maybe, your family prefers to have Sunday lunch outside. With a patio umbrella Canada, it is easier to create a more relaxing place in summer. When a short storm hits, an umbrella above your dinner table is essential too. Things You Need to Consider When Choosing a Patio Umbrella The area you need to cover. It helps you to understand... Read more →

Focus NJ Report on 2020 Economic

Focus NJ today released a review of New Jersey’s economy for 2020, detailing record-high unemployment rates and unemployment claims, as well as a historic contraction in the state’s Gross Domestic Product, followed by a quick rebound. The first annual report, which will be followed by quarterly reviews from Focus NJ, also analyzed the devastation of New Jersey small businesses, with more than 3 in 10 of them closing temporarily or permanently. “The unprecedented non-essential business closures and stay-at-home orders from mid-March to mid-June of 2020, followed by continued operational restrictions, were really a one-two punch that the state’s small businesses were never able to truly recover from throughout the calendar year,” said Focus NJ Executive Director Nicole Sandelier. “The unemployment data from 2020 also shows... Read more →

Rowan's Grlica, Lechliter, Scioli and Cohan Earn All-NJAC Lacrosse Honors

PITMAN, NJ - Rowan's Julia Grlica, Ashley Lechliter, Erin Scioli and Elise Cohan have been named to the NJAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Team, as voted on by the league's coaches. Grlica, Lechliter and Scioli earned first-team honors while Cohan was an honorable mention selection, as the four players received All-Conference recognition for the first time in their careers. Grlica, a senior midfielder, leads the team in assists with 14, while scoring a career-best 10 goals this season. A team co-captain, she notched season-highs of three goals on two occasions, versus Stockton and Kean. Lechliter, a senior attack player, topped the team in scoring with 30 goals to go along with six assists. The team co-captain closed out the regular season tallying 17 goals in the... Read more →

Fulton Bank in Voorhees Robbed; Can You Identify Suspect?

Camden City, N.J. (– Detectives are searching for a man who robbed the Fulton Bank in Voorhees on Monday afternoon, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi. Police responded to the bank for a report of an armed robbery at the bank on Haddonfield-Berlin Rd. The teller told police a man entered the bank around 11:06 a.m. armed with a handgun and went into the vault area. Detectives said the man left the bank with a large amount of cash from the vault. Surveillance photos show the man wearing black and white New Balance sneakers, black pants with two thin, white stripes down the sides, a black camo hoodie, and a tan backpack. If anyone recognizes the... Read more →

Pauline M. Gregori, age 75 of Bellmawr,

Pauline M. Gregori, age 75 of Bellmawr, passed away on April 24, 2021. Loving daughter of the late William and Emma Ribbaudo. Devoted sister of Gregory (Darlene) Ribbaudo. Aunt of Jason and Christopher. Also survived by many cousins and friends. Pauline had a love for painting, cooking, and her career helping handicap children. Services are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arc of Camden County, 215 West White Horse Pike, Berlin NJ, 08009. Read more →

Zephi Trevino Indicted for Murder

Today, a grand jury in Texas indicted Zephaniah Trevino for murder. Zephaniah, known as “Zephi” to her friends and family, was just 16 years old when her sex trafficker, Philip Baldenegro, shot a man with whom she was being forced to perform sex acts. “Even though we availed ourselves of the opportunity to submit a limited presentation to the grand jury on Zephi’s behalf, the grand jury process is prosecutor-friendly in that prosecutors control what grand jurors see and hear,” said Justin Moore, Zephi’s attorney. “Because of this being the case, it is not shocking that Zephi was indicted today. The District Attorney’s office has pursued prosecuting this child victim in an oddly aggressive fashion, and this is a further indication of such.” Moore also... Read more →

JDOT and DVRPC announce $2M in Federal grants to improve Transportation 

Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides grants will help municipalities in South Jersey (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) today announced the award of more than $1.9 million for three federal grants under the Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides (TA Set-Asides) program. “As part of NJDOT’s Commitment to Communities, we work with the three regional planning authorities to provide federal funding to counties and municipalities for local transportation projects that improve safety and strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of our transportation system,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The grants announced today will fund projects to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in three south Jersey communities.” The competitive TA Set-Asides program provides funds to build pedestrian... Read more →

Antonio D. Tillis to Become Chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden

Antonio D. Tillis will become chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden on July 1, 2021. Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced that Antonio D. Tillis will assume the post of chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden on July 1. “Antonio Tillis is a brilliant scholar and gifted administrator whose commitment to the transformative power of higher education presents an exceptional opportunity for both Rutgers and New Jersey. We are proud that he will lead Rutgers University-Camden,” Holloway said. “Rutgers is deeply invested in bringing opportunity and growth to Camden. Antonio Tillis will be a driving force in helping Rutgers University and the City of Camden reach new heights,” Holloway added. Tillis, 55, will lead Rutgers University-Camden, the southernmost campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with... Read more →

NJ Municipal Aid applications being accepted for $165 million in FY22 grants

Transit Village, Bikeways, and Safe Streets to Transit applications also being accepted (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant solicitation period for NJDOT’s Fiscal Year 2022 State Aid programs, including Municipal Aid, as well as the Transit Village, Bikeway, and Safe Streets to Transit programs, is open with applications being accepted starting today, Tuesday, April 27 through July 1, 2021. “The New Jersey Department of Transportation is committed to maintaining and improving local roads and bridges by providing financial assistance, technical expertise and training for municipal and county transportation initiatives,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “Municipal Aid grants, along with funds provided through our Transit Village, Bikeway, and Safe Streets to Transit programs, allow our cities and towns to... Read more →

Clarence G. Kelly, of Gloucester City, age 91; NJ National Guard Soldier, UPS Driver

Clarence Garfield Kelly passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and fellow veterans on April 15, 2021. Clarence or “Jim” as he was known by his friends, was a long time Gloucester City resident who was active in the Gloucester City Democrat Club and the Rotary. Clarence served as an infantryman, driver and chef for 20+ years in New Jersey’s Army National Guard. He also drove delivery trucks and tractor trailers for UPS logging countless miles with no accidents. Clarence loved to travel, cook, eat out at local restaurants, frequent yard sales and play cards and checkers with his friends. He rarely missed watching a Phillies game and always greeted everyone with a broad smile. In addition, he often gave out one of his signature $2... Read more →

Elmira College Dean's List for Winter 2021 Term

ELMIRA, NY (04/26/2021)-- Elmira College released its Dean's List for Academic Achievement for the Winter 2021 Term. The Dean's List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who were registered for at least 12 computable credit hours and who earned a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Students recognized include: MeganRae Burke of Medford Lakes, NJ Mary McCafferty of Wall Township, NJ Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 18 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira's undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a... Read more →

Philadelphia Man Admits to ID Theft as Part of Scheme to Steal Federal Income Tax Refunds

PHILADELPHIA (April 27, 2021)-- – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Luis Veras-Velasquez, 37, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated identity theft before United States District Court Judge Gerald J. Pappert related to a scheme to steal income tax refunds. On April 23, 2015, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against the defendant, alleging that he engaged in a scheme to obtain tax refunds using stolen identities. According to the Indictment, Veras-Velasquez possessed numerous documents containing the names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of victim taxpayers. Internal Revenue Service records show that more than 20 of those identities were used to seek tax refunds without the knowledge or authorization of the taxpayer named on... Read more →

Tim Salamatin, Purple Heart Medal Recipient, Vietnam War Marine Veteran

Mt. Ephraim – On April 24, 2021. Age 72. Loving father of Nicole Salamatin, Dominic Salamatin and Timothy Salamatin. Cherished grandfather of Taylor, Nicholas, J.J. and Bryson. Dear brother of Juanita Salamatin and Carmelita Torpey. Predeceased by his identical twin, Jimmy Salamatin and his siblings, Rose Salamatin, Vincent Salamatin, Domingo Salamatin and Dona Rodriguez. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Maffa. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 4, 1948 to the late Jesus D. Salamatin, Sr. and Geraldine Simmons Salamatin. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart Medal recipient. Tim operated his own business, Sci-Tech Service out of Philadelphia for many years, specializing in climate control... Read more →