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September 23, 2021

10,000 Acres of Atlantic White Cedar Forests to be Restored in the Pinelands

TRENTON – A component of the Murphy Administration’s strategy to ensure New Jersey becomes more resilient to climate change, the Department of Environmental Protection will restore 10,000 acres of globally threatened Atlantic white cedar forests to the state’s Pinelands region, Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today as part of the State’s recognition of Climate Week. New Jersey’s Atlantic white cedar forests have been adversely impacted by climate change, including by sea-level rise and storm surge that have brought saltwater into these fragile freshwater ecosystems, leaving ghost forests where thriving Atlantic white cedars once stood. “This is the largest forest restoration... Read more →


Survivors: Beware of Fraud, Scams After Disasters

Trenton, NJ – After a disaster, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals often try to take advantage of disaster survivors. Federal and state emergency management officials urge residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity. When a disaster strikes, unscrupulous people may try to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster-aid workers trying to help survivors complete their applications. Common post-disaster fraud practices include: Fake offers of state or federal aid: Federal and state workers do not solicit or accept money. FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) personnel never charge survivors for applying for disaster... Read more →


Geraldine M. Sciarretto of West Collingswood Heights and Bellmawr

Geraldine M. Sciarretto (nee Wasiolek), on September 20, 2021, of West Collingswood Heights and Bellmawr. Age 79. Beloved mother of John (Susan), Philip (Jolene) and Amy (Higgins). Loving Me-mom of Courtney, Paige, Aaron, Anthony, Rob, and Deanna. Great grandmother of Noah, Lucas, Emma, Jordan and Jack. Lifelong friend to Joyce Magpiong. Predeceased by the father of her children, the late John. T. here will be a Memorial Mass 9:30am Tuesday, September 28 at St. Joseph's Church, 1010 Liberty Street, Camden, NJ 08104. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerri's memory to ONH Magic Foundation, 4200 Cantera Drive... Read more →


$12.4 Million for Coriell Institute for Cancer Research

CAMDEN, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The five-year grant is valued at an estimated $12.4 million and will support nearly 20 scientists as they work to improve epigenetic therapies for cancer. The grant is to be shared with the Van Andel Institute located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This prestigious grant is the first of its kind at Coriell and is currently the only SPORE grant awarded to an organization in New Jersey,... Read more →


Trenton Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Causing Death

of Customer Who Fatally Overdosed in Burlington Township The plea agreement calls for 9-year prison sentence Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Trenton drug dealer pled guilty to causing the death of a Burlington Township customer by supplying the fentanyl-laced heroin that led to her fatal overdose in 2018. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Daquan Marshall, 30, pled guilty on September 14 to Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree) in exchange for a nine-year sentence in New Jersey state prison. The Hon. John J. Burke III scheduled sentencing for October 19. Marshall has been lodged... Read more →


Nancy" B. Pritchett age 77, of Runnemede

Update/correction-The deceased is not the mother of former GHS principal Ron Pritchett Ann "Nancy" B. Pritchett (nee Schoeffling), age 77, of Runnemede, formerly of Mt. Laurel, NJ, passed away at home on September 21, 2021, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was the devoted mother of Lorie Lavinson (Geoff), Carolyn Robinson (Mark), and Ronald Pritchett (Robin), loving grandmom to Olivia, Alex, Ethan, Laurel, Alicia and Elizabeth and devoted sister of Mary Lou Platt. She was preceded in death by five siblings: Peggy Martin, Richard Schoeffling, Tom Schoeffling, Louis Schoeffling, and Fred Schoeffling. She is... Read more →


A Beginner's Guide to Stocks and Assets

The world of investment is constantly changing and evolving. However, those who are able to grasp the fundamentals and the various asset classes can benefit substantially over the long run. Bonds The term "bond" refers to a type of debt instrument that is a loan granted through an investment company to the borrower. A typical bond is either a company or a government agency. In either case, the lender will offer an interest rate fixed on the loan to the lender, in return for their capital. They are widely used by organizations that use them to finance purchases, operations, or... Read more →


6 Tips for Improving Productivity in a Work-from-Home Setup

With the dynamic quarantine guidelines implemented to protect the public, businesses have adapted flexible working arrangements for their employees, such as working-from-home. However, going on its second year in this situation, we must settle into our make-shift workspaces and develop ways to maximize productivity in a remote setting. Ultimately, the goal is to be on top of your game and forge a career with your chosen profession. With this, staying motivated and establishing productive work habits is a must to get on your boss’ good graces. In this article, we will cover six tips on improving productivity levels in a... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden's Pro-Abortion Bill Is Off-The-Charts

(May 5, 2016)-Two moms of premature babies made a huge impact for life on Facebook, according to LifeNews.com The moms, Ashley Brooke Costanzo and Whitney Sanders, posted similar messages online in April to raise awareness about late-term abortions and the radical abortion positions of the two Democratic presidential candidates. Since then, tens of thousands of people have shared and viewed their posts online. (continue to read) ~CNBNews +++++++ Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden's latest pro-abortion bill: "The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3755, the Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." That is the statement... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Awarded $100,000 CDC Grant to Expand Education and Access to COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the national CDC Foundation to establish an outreach program with community-based minority organizations to dispel myths about and increase access to vaccinations. Jefferson NJ is the only health system south of Trenton to receive a CDC grant under this program. Jefferson Health is one of more than 100 community-based organizations (CBOs) throughout the U.S. awarded support — through this more than $30-million overall grant program — to promote COVID vaccination and reduce the disease’s burden. The work of CBOs has been critical throughout the pandemic response, especially in... Read more →


College Field Hockey: Rowan Defeats Dickinson 8-1

CARLISLE, PA – Bridget Guinan had two goals and two assists and freshman Julia Patrone added two goals and an assist as 10th-ranked Rowan routed Dickinson, 8-1, in non-conference field hockey action today. The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Profs and improves them to 4-2 on the season. Guinan opened the scoring two minutes into the game and Krystyna Hovell followed just three minutes later with her sixth goal of the year to give the Profs a 2-0 at the end of the first period. Kristiina Castagnola took a pass from Guinan to score her fifth goal... Read more →


$1000 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction of Person Responsible for Killing Camden Man

Camden City N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Metro Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez are announcing a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for the homicide of Edward Dupont, 53, of Camden. Detectives handed out flyers in the area of 7th and Pine Streets in Camden where on July 6th,$1000 R Dupont was struck in the head by an unknown male. This caused him to fall off his bicycle and hit his head on the pavement. Dupont lost consciousness and was taken to Cooper Hospital. He succumbed... Read more →


NEW JERSEY POLITICS: Small Business Owners Back Jack Ciattarelli for New Jersey Governor

TRENTON, N.J. (September 22, 2021) – NFIB New Jersey PAC, the state’s most influential and effective small business political action committee, today announced its endorsement of businessman and former assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli for governor. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) New Jersey PAC, whose members are New Jersey small business owners, overwhelmingly supported backing Ciattarelli based on his record and platform and will work hard to make the Voice of Small Business heard in this election. “I am excited to extend NFIB’s endorsement to Jack Ciattarelli, a strong, pro-small-business candidate, who understands what it takes to start and grow... Read more →


September is Sepsis Awareness Month: TIME Matters  

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT September is Sepsis Awareness month, and while sepsis is one of the most common medical conditions, it is often unrecognized until it is too late to cure. Sepsis can happen to anyone, at any time. More than 1.7 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with sepsis every year, and sepsis takes a life every two minutes. The condition can affect both the young and old with more than 75,000 children developing severe sepsis each year resulting in 6,800 pediatric sepsis deaths in the U.S. annually. During the COVID-19 pandemic, sepsis has been a serious concern. “Sepsis... Read more →


NIH REPORT: Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019

Patterns of methamphetamine use have become riskier, diversified across U.S. population. Overdose deaths involving methamphetamine nearly tripled from 2015 to 2019 among people ages 18-64 in the United States, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The number of people who reported using methamphetamine during this time did not increase as steeply, but the analysis found that populations with methamphetamine use disorder have become more diverse. Published today in JAMA Psychiatry, the study suggests that increases in higher-risk patterns of methamphetamine use, such as increases in methamphetamine use... Read more →


Mexican Gang Prisoners Indicted for Operating a Hit-Squad in NJ Prison

Blake et al Indictment TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck today announced the indictment of an alleged local leader of the Latin Kings street gang and 10 current and former inmates under his command who allegedly formed a “hit squad” within the prison system to commit assaults on behalf of the gang. Frank Blake, aka “Lafay,” 33, of Hillside, N.J., an alleged leader of the Elizabeth, N.J., chapter of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN) street gang, was initially charged in April 2021 along with eight other alleged members of ALKQN who allegedly conspired to carry... Read more →


How to Make Your Business More Profitable 

There are many different career paths that people choose to go down. Some people want their career to speak to their personality. This can often lead to people following hobbies and creative interests into becoming an artist or a writer. In contrast, other people want to chase a certain kind of lifestyle. This can then lead to jobs such as a lawyer or doctor. These differences in preference are good, as it leads to massive variety in the world. However, one of the more popular career paths people choose to go down is that of a business owner. Challenges You’ll... Read more →


CNBNew Salutes NJ College Students

Local Students named to SHU's Spring 2021 Dean's List SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (09/22/2021)-- Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following students who qualified for the Spring 2021 Dean's list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements. The following local students named to Dean's List: Olivia Abate of Blackwood NJ Anna Abraham of Sewell NJ Victoria Adamucci of Swedesboro NJ Dominique Adornetto of Medford NJ Hannah Alexander of Wrightstown NJ Mikayla Baker of Browns Mills NJ Molly Barkley of Cinnaminson NJ Jack Begley of Cherry Hill NJ Elyse Bentz of Haddon Twp NJ George Blackwell of Browns... Read more →


State Grand Jury Decline to File Charges Against Pemberton Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting

TRENTON (Sept. 22, 2021) – A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Witney Rivera, 41, of Pemberton Township, N.J., who was fatally shot by an officer of the Pemberton Borough Police Department on July 19, 2019. As required by statute, all fatal police encounters must be presented to a grand jury. According to available evidence, including video footage and the recorded statements of civilian witnesses, Mr. Rivera was armed with a scythe and advancing toward other individuals when he was shot. The fatal police encounter... Read more →