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July 25, 2021

Edward Rieger, of Swedesboro; Brooklawn Bartender, Local 676 Member, Retired from John D. Lawrence

Eddie "Ruff House" Rieger They called him “Ruff House.” Eddie, age 73, bounced and bartended at the Ferry Slip Inn. For fun he’d let patrons punch him; as hard as they could they were more likely to injure their hands than the rough house. But he was just as generous as he was tough: come payday he’d buy the bar rounds more than a few times at Fiorile’s. As a Father he wasn’t the strictest; no bedtimes and a bottomless pocket of change for the arcade and candy, but he raised quality boys. Eddie was the favorite Uncle to all... Read more →


Gloucester City Business Owner Hosts Party for 200 People; Crowd Caused A Fracas, Blocked Traffic on Market St.

Looking east on Market Street from Broadway towards the railroad tracks. The Chosen Profection Soul Food store is on the right inside the yellow circle. Members of the Gloucester City Police Department responded to two calls to that location on July 3. According to GCPD Activity docket the first time the police responded was 8:47 PM, the caller said there was a large crowd of people standing outside the store; some of the people were underage and they were drinking alcohol. Two hours later, the crowd had grown to 200 people. (Photo credit Google Maps and Brianna) William E. Cleary... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: End A Threat To Dogs

(NAPSI)—Recent outbreaks of canine parvovirus (parvo) have pet owners and health professionals seeking a safe, effective solution. The Problem Parvo is highly contagious, spread by dogs contacting contaminated surfaces or by humans touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the animal. Puppies adopted from breeders or shelters or exposed to the virus at veterinary clinics or groomers are especially at risk. What To Watch For Symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, fever, lethargy, anorexia, weight loss, weakness, dehydration and depression. If your pet shows these signs, see your veterinarian. Some Answers The traditional method of disinfection is to use bleach but... Read more →


Jury Convicts Former Delaware Doctor of Unlawful Drug Distribution

A federal jury convicted a former Delaware doctor Wednesday for unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances and for maintaining a drug-involved premises According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Patrick Titus, former M.D., 58, of Milford, unlawfully distributed or dispensed a variety of powerful opioids, including fentanyl, morphine, methadone, OxyContin and oxycodone, outside the usual scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose. Titus operated an internal medicine practice whereby he would frequently prescribe hundreds of these dangerous controlled substances in high dosages, sometimes in combination with each other or in other dangerous combinations, mostly... Read more →


Tricked IRS into Paying Over $3 Million in Tax Refunds

New Jersey Man Convicted of Conspiring to Defraud IRS in Mortgage-Withholding Tax Scheme A federal jury convicted a New Jersey man today of conspiring with individuals in Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and New York in a “mortgage recovery” tax fraud scheme and for assisting in the filing of false returns, among other tax offenses. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, from March 2015 through 2016, John Barry Jr., of Pemberton, and his co-conspirators falsely represented to clients that they could extinguish their outstanding mortgage debts by obtaining tax refunds. To carry out the scheme, Barry and his... Read more →


NJDEP WILL PURSUE CLEANUP OF LOWER HACKENSACK AS A FEDERAL SUPERFUND SITE

COMMISSIONER LATOURETTE ANNOUNCES SUPERFUND DESIGNATION WOULD BE FIRST OF ITS KIND FOR NEW JERSEY, SPURRING REMEDIATION OF 23-MILE STRETCH OF RIVER TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette today was joined by Congressional leaders and local officials in announcing that the State will pursue the cleanup of the Lower Hackensack River as a federal Superfund site. This would be the first time that a New Jersey river itself would be proposed for Superfund listing and marks a critical step toward remediation of river sediments contaminated with mercury, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and other pollutants from past... Read more →


Hofstra University Congratulates Spring 2021 Dean's List Students HEMPSTEAD, NY (07/22/2021)-- Hofstra University congratulates the students named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean's List. Anaya Colon of Clementon, NJ Colette Euksuzian of Medford, NJ Antonio Franceschini of Pilesgrove, NJ Josephine Hammond of Mt Laurel, NJ Liam Keller of Marlton, NJ Kaitlyn King of Cape May, NJ Augostina Mallous of Cape May Court House, NJ Madeline Merinuk of Woodbury, NJ Jonathan Meyer of Marlton, NJ Daniel Morgan of... Read more →


Congressman Norcross on Raise the Wage Act

Norcross Statement on Twelve Years with No Increase to Federal Minimum Wage WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement on the eve of the twelfth anniversary of the last minimum wage increase, which took place on July 24, 2009: “I've worked for minimum wage, and I was once a young, single dad, raising my son and having to balance work, family life and a checkbook. Back then it was hard, but today, it's impossible. No American who works full-time should live in poverty. But that’s exactly what’s happening all around us. Raising the minimum wage is... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Bryant University students named to Deans' List SMITHFIELD, RI (07/22/2021)-- Bryant University is pleased to recognize the students who have been named to the Deans' List for the spring 2021 semester. Jenna Birnbohm-Kaminski, class of 2022, from Southampton, NJ. Michael Andrejco, class of 2021, from Wall, NJ. Jenna Gardner, class of 2023, from Millville, NJ. Brett Wichrowski, class of 2024, from Williamstown, NJ. Emma Sears, class of 2024, from Medford, NJ. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement! About Bryant University For 158 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares... Read more →


Winslow Township Supermarket Bank Robbers Arrested

Camden, N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer, Acting Runnemede Police Chief William Sampolski, and Winslow Township Police Chief George Smith announce an arrest this week in two supermarket bank robberies that occurred in Camden County on July 13th and 16th, respectively. On July 13, 2021, Chris Leblanc allegedly entered the Acme Supermarket, located at 501 East Evesham Rd. in Runnemede, went directly to the Citizens Bank located inside the supermarket, and passed a note to the teller. In the note, he demanded cash in specific denominations and threatened to shoot the teller, if she did not comply.... Read more →