2,455 posts categorized "Burlington County" Feed

Hospitalist David Kovalsky Honored with ‘Frontline Hero Banner’ Outside Phillies Stadium for 2021 Season

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is always a special day, especially this year on April 1st for avid Philadelphia Phillies fan David J. Kovalsky, DO, a hospitalist at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Following a long, dark and cold baseball offseason, Opening Day marks the first of a 162-game season filled with excitement and warm weather. This year, the season opener is extra meaningful, as it will be the first time in 550 days that fans are allowed to watch “America's pastime” inside Citizens Bank Park. Due to the pandemic, last season was shortened to 60 games and seats were only... Read more →

Burlington County Court Sentences Man to 6-YEARS for Causing Fatal Five Car Collision on Tacony Bridge

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Philadelphia man who was traveling at a high rate of speed on the Tacony-Palmyra bridge late last year was sentenced yesterday to six years in New Jersey state prison for his role in causing a five-car collision that killed one of the drivers. The sentence was handed down in Superior Court by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C. to Jonathan Ramos, 29, who pled guilty in July to Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree), as well as traffic summonses for speeding and driving with a suspended license.... Read more →


(West Deptford, NJ)—Voting is easier and more convenient than ever with 3 ways to vote in the upcoming November 2 General Election. Vote-by-Mail Ballot Registered voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by following the instructions found at VOTE.NJ.GOV or contacting the Gloucester County County Clerk at 856-853-3237. Then, VOTE and RETURN your ballot one of the following ways... Mail: Your vote-by-mail ballot MUST be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2 and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 8. Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place your vote-by-mail ballot in one of your county’s... Read more →

Edward Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge Dedicated at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

The Edward and Patricia Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge was dedicated with a plaque unveiling at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital in early October. More than 30 friends, family, board members and past colleagues came out to honor Sullivan, who served as Kennedy Health’s, and later Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer from 1975 to 2019. For more than 40 years, Sullivan provided expert legal guidance and played a key role in many important milestones in Kennedy’s history, including the 1977 affiliation with the UMDNJ-SOM (now Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine), and Kennedy’s acquisition of... Read more →

Lillian McRae, of Maple Shade & Trenton, age 77

Maple Shade - Formerly of Trenton. On October 4, 2021. Age 77. Graveside services will be on Tuesday, October 12th at 10:00 am in Waterford Memorial Park, Waterford, NJ. There will be no visitation or viewing. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Lillian McRae. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Double Shooting Outside Burlington Twp. Walmart, Teen Killed

BURLINGTON, NJ --(October 8, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Acting Public Safety Director James Sullivan announced that a 17-year-old male was fatally shot last night in the parking lot of the Walmart on Route 541 in Burlington Township. The victim’s father was also struck by gunfire. The preliminary investigation indicated this was not a random shooting. The investigation began after officers from the Burlington Township Police Department were called to the store at approximately 10:15 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered Dione Williams Sr., 44, and his son Albert, 17, both of... Read more →


PATCO makes slight schedule adjustments to maintain on-time performance during the fall season The leaf schedule aims to maintain schedule reliability and on-time performance during the fall months when the seasonal leaf fall has the potential to delay commuter trains. The falling foliage leaves behind an oily residue when crushed by train wheels. This slick residue creates slippery rail conditions which require trains to operate at reduced speeds with longer trip times. The loss of traction has the potential to flatten out areas of the train’s wheel surfaces resulting in the wheel rolling unevenly and emitting a thumping sound. When... Read more →

Dealer Who Sold Fentany-Laced Cocaine to Customer Who Died Sentenceto 8 Years

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 24-year-old Camden drug dealer has been sentenced to eight years in New Jersey state prison for causing the death of a customer to whom he sold fentanyl-laced Dcocaine during the summer of 2019. Marquese Smith will not become eligible for parole until 85 percent of the term has been served. He pled guilty in May to one count of Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). The sentence was handed down on September 3 in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C. The investigation began... Read more →

Edward Mathews, of Mount Laurel Man Faces Additional Bias Intimidation Count,

Four Charged with Criminal Acts During Summer Protest at His Home BCPO Completes Review of Mount Laurel Police Department’s Response to Complaints Concerning Edward C. Mathews Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that the Mount Laurel man arrested in July for bias intimidation of his neighbors and other crimes has been charged with leaving a threatening note on one of his victim’s cars earlier this year, and also vandalizing the victim’s vehicle. Edward Mathews, 45, of Gramercy Way, was charged today with Bias Intimidation (4th Degree) and Harassment (Petty Disorderly Persons Offense). He was served with the charges in... Read more →

One Month After Ida: Federal Funding Tops $175 Million for New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – One month after the federal disaster declaration for the remnants of Hurricane Ida, more than $175.8 million in federal funds have been provided to New Jersey to aid in their recovery. Funds include grants from FEMA, low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration and claims payments from the National Flood Insurance Program: More than $88.5 million in federal grants approved for homeowners and renters. More than $53.1 million in SBA low-interest disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and business owners. More than $34.1 million paid to NFIP policyholders statewide. “This is an impressive milestone to... Read more →

Dwight Williams, 20, of Mount Holly Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Plan to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Burlington County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine in Camden, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Dwight Williams, 20, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to a superseding information charging him with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing heroin, as well as a mixture and substance containing cocaine. During his sentencing hearing, Williams agreed that the amount of heroin jointly attributable to him,... Read more →

Ruth E. Null, 99, Marlton, formerly of Haddon Heights

(nee Lowe) On September 25, 2021, of Marlton, NJ; a former longtime resident of Haddon Heights, NJ. Age 99 years. Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Robert O. Null. Dear mother of Gregory (Patricia) Null and the late Michael Null. Loving grandmother of P.J. Null, Jodi O'Donoghue, Dawn Nelson and Jeffrey Null and great grandmother of six: Preston and Anna Elizabeth Null, Lauren and Claire Nelson and Declan and Ryleigh O'Donoghue. Ruth was a 26 year employee of New Jersey Water Company, Haddon Heights, NJ and a prolific baker. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Chapel... Read more →

Moorestown Fall Leaf Collection Schedule Released

MOORESTOWN, NJ--Public Works will begin leaf pickup on 10/18/21. First collection will run from 10/18/21-11/12/21 by trash pickup district. Second collection will run from 11/15/21-21/17/21 by trash pickup district. See flyer for your pickup week. No brush will be picked up in November and December. Hydrant flushing wil take place from 10/1/21 through 10/31/21 between the hours of 10pm and 2am. Please call Public Works at 856-235-3520 with any questions. Address/Location Township of Moorestown Police Department 1245 N Church St Moorestown, NJ 08057 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →

Help prevent overnight car burglaries

TAKE your keys/FOB, REMOVE your valuables, and LOCK your vehicle. Moorestown and surrounding municipalities have seen an increase in overnight car burglaries, primarily from unlocked vehicles. Residents are urged to-- Take your keys/FOB, Remove any valuables from plain view, and Lock your vehicle. Help Prevent Car Burglaries • Do not leave valuables in plain view: (GPS devices, lap tops, PDA’s, cell phones, MP3’s, wallets, purses) • Do not leave windows or sunroof open. • Do not leave doors unlocked. • Do not leave keys/FOBs in the vehicle. • Do not leave the garage door opener in plain view. • Do... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Abortion-By-Hanger Deemed Safe 

September 30, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the 2021 Women's March on Washington which will be held on Oct. 2nd. [Note: This news release contains graphic language.] According to the organizers of this year's Women's March on Washington, there is nothing dangerous, scary or harmful about a pregnant woman inserting a wire hanger into her vagina to kill her child. That's why those who show up with a hanger, or hanger imagery, will get booted, even if their purpose is to protest abortion-law restrictions. A pregnancy at 39 weeks or at full... Read more →

Willingboro Man Indicted on Two Counts of Murder

BURLINGTON CITY,NJ (SEPTEMBER 30, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 33-year-old Willingboro man has been indicted on charges of fatally shooting two men who were inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Woodlane Road apartment complex earlier this year in Edgewater Park Township. A grand jury indicted Andre Price with two counts of Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Second Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be... Read more →

Attention Burlington County Residents! Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day October 6

BURLINGTON COUNTY — Thousands of New Jersey residents will be coming together virtually to Knock Out Opioid Abuse on October 6, for the state’s 6th Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Designated as a permanent day of prevention education and awareness, Knock Opioid Abuse Day is designed to shine light on the opioid crisis impacting thousands of New Jersey residents and families. In 2020, more 149 people in Burlington County died of a drug overdose, a majority of which involved some form of opioid. Additionally, between January and June 2021 there have been 260 Naloxone administrations to reverse opioid overdoses... Read more →

Douglas Lewis,Guilty, Sentenced to 48 Years for Execution Murder of Shaquille Williams/Pemberton

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man has been sentenced to 58 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally shooting a man in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township in March 2017. The sentence, handed down Friday afternoon by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., comes after Douglas Lewis, 26, was found guilty of Murder and weapons charges in July 2021 by a jury that deliberated for eight hours over two days. Judge Breland sentenced Lewis to 48 years for the Murder conviction, and 10 years, to run consecutively, on a conviction for Certain... 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 →

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 →

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 →

New $184 Million Silvestri Tower Opens at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

It was a big day at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Tuesday, when a ribbon cutting celebration was held for the new seven-story, $184 million Silvestri Tower. The Tower’s opening marks the conclusion of the final phase of an overall $222-million construction project at the hospital. The first phase, completed in 2019, included a new 8-level, enclosed parking facility. The new hospital tower features 90 private rooms, a new main entrance and two-story lobby, a new cafeteria with outdoor dining space, a new Same-Day Surgery Unit, new Admissions and Pre-Admission Testing areas, and much more. Shown at the ribbon cutting,... Read more →

Suspect from Burlington City Charged with Attempted Murder

BURLINGTON CITY (September 20, 2021- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 39-year-old city resident has been charged with stabbing a man in the neck yesterday morning inside a house in the 500 block of Linden Avenue. Terrell Dennis, of the 100 block of East Federal Street, was charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). Dennis was arrested yesterday evening in Camden and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. A detention... Read more →

Gwyn Parris-Atwell Honored by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Congrats to Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Gwyn Parris-Atwell, DNP, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, who, on Monday night September 20, will be honored as the Salem County recipient of the “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Parris-Atwell is a Nurse Practitioner with the Jefferson Occupational Health Network. As the Commander of the 166th Medical Group, she is responsible for overseeing medical operations for 1,500 Air Force service members. A resident of Alloway, NJ, and a five-year Jefferson employee, Parris-Atwell was activated to a large medical center in southern Delaware, where she... Read more →

*Take Charge of your Health; Men's Health Fair 9-25-21

Take charge of your health. CAMcare Health Corporation and the Burlington-Camden chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. are teaming up for a discussion about men’s health. For more information visit www.camcare.net. Read more →

*Attention Burlington County Residents! Volunteers Needed

Burlington County is looking to grow its Domestic Violence Response Teams. These teams consist of volunteers who work with Providence House, Domestic Violence Services, and local police departments to help people who experience domestic violence by empowering and advocating for victims. Gloucestercitynews.net files If you would like to volunteer please contact: Amy Baum, DVRT Coordinator Providence House, Burlington Phone: 856-904-4344 E-mail: abaum@cctrenton.org Address/Location Township of Moorestown Police Department 1245 N Church St Moorestown, NJ 08057 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →

Jefferson Health Expands Project SEARCH Program at New Jersey Hospitals

A signing ceremony for 14 young adults from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School was recently held at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, marking the start of their year-long Project SEARCH work-transition program. Five years ago, Jefferson Health – New Jersey became the first site in South Jersey to collaborate with the international program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Starting with this year’s class, Jefferson has expanded the program to include its Stratford hospital — allowing even more students to intern in several departments, including Food Service, Patient Accounts, Storeroom and Environmental Services. Since the program’s launch, 52 students... Read more →

Former Inmate Tried to Smuggle Contraband into Fort Dix Correctional Faciliity Using Drones

NEWARK, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 43 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Jason Arteaga-Loayza, aka “Juice,” 30, of Jersey City, New Jersey, a former inmate at Fort Dix, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to defraud the... Read more →

New Jersey AG Office Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Mantua

MANTUA NJ (September 14, 2021)--– The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning in Mantua Township, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. His identity is not being released at this time. No other injuries were reported. According to the preliminary investigation, two uniformed officers of the Mantua Township Police Department arrived at a house on Elm Avenue in Mantua Township at approximately 1:35 a.m. in response to a 911 call. During an encounter outside the house, one police officer fired his service weapon, fatally wounding the man. A .45-caliber... Read more →

"Fill the Truck Food Event" ends Wednesday

The Maple Shade Food Bank "Fill the Truck Food Event" ends on Wednesday September 15th. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: Maple Shade Police Department, Immanuel Baptist Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, OLPH, Investors Bank, Columbia Bank, Cafe Fontana, Smith Bros Drug Store, Lickety Splitz at Laure Lanes, Rise Chriopatric, the Alden Cafe and the Maple Shade First Aid Squad. You can also drop your donation off in person on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 between 4:30pm & 7:30pm on Wallace Avenue next to the Gazebo Park. Come out and meet your Police Chaplains and Fist Responders who... Read more →

Maxwell Drever provides an innovative solution to counter the housing crisis

Not just at the national level but also international, people are experiencing a shortage of housing and the crisis of affordability. The supply of housing does not keep momentum with the rising demand. Hence, governments and higher authorities are trying to come up with innovations to counter this problem. One of the promising steps taken by them is affordable workforce housing. However, people have reservations regarding the investment that goes into it. It is a reason hotel owners and investors are taking a backseat because of various misconceptions associated with it. However, you will have to rethink your decision because... Read more →

Jimir Wynn of Mt. Holly Charged with Murder

Mount Holly Resident Charged with Murder in Death of Man Found Behind Convenience Store Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler announced that a 29-year-old Mount Holly resident was charged today with fatally stabbing the man whose body was discovered earlier this week behind a Mount Holly convenience store. Jimir Wynn, of the 100 block of Washington Street, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Fourth Degree). Wynn, who was lodged... Read more →

Deceased Male Is A Brick Township Resident, Authorities Say; His Body Found Behind Mount Holly Store

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler announced that the man found dead behind a Mount Holly convenience store yesterday has been identified as a resident of Brick Township, Ocean County. The body of Sean Reynolds, 31, was found by a juvenile at approximately 12:30 p.m. behind Millerie’s Market & Deli at the corner of Rancocas Road and King Street. The investigation is continuing into the circumstances surrounding the death. An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood to determine the cause and manner of death. Anyone with... Read more →

Deceased Male Found Behind Mount Holly Store

Police seeking public’s help with identification, details of death Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler are asking the public to assist with identifying a man whose body was discovered this afternoon behind a convenience store. The decedent was found by a juvenile at approximately 12:30 p.m. behind Millerie’s Market & Deli at the corner of Rancocas Road and King Street. He is described as a white male between the ages of 25 and 35, approximately 5 feet 6 inches in height with a very slender build. He was wearing a black t-shirt, black... Read more →

Past Rancocas Valley HS Teacher Indicted for Allegedly Having Sexual Relationship with a Student

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Berlin man has been indicted on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student while working as a teacher at Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Gloucestercitynews.net files A grand jury indicted Gary Jiampetti, 44, on two counts of Official Misconduct (Second Degree). The indictment was returned August 31 and signed by First Assistant Prosecutor Philip S. Aronow. An arraignment will be held soon in Superior Court. The investigation began after the BCPO and the Mount Holly Township Police Department received complaints that Jiampetti was behaving inappropriately around female students. The investigation... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s 3 New Jersey Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey Hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital each earned the Gold Plus award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Before hospital discharge, patients should also receive education and have a follow-up visit scheduled, as well... Read more →

Republican Governor Candidate Banking on One-Issue Voters

You have probably seen the TV ad – more than once in fact. A shadowy clip of Phil Murphy shows the governor talking about taxes and then saying the following: “If you’re a one issue voter and tax rate is your issue, we’re probably not your state.” Jack Ciattarelli then pops up to ask, “Who says that?” On one hand, the Republican candidate may be on to something. Taxes are a big issue in New Jersey – maybe the biggest – and Murphy’s comment does seem a bit cavalier, even dismissive. But yet – the latest poll shows Murphy ahead... Read more →

Public Service Electric & Gas Issues Safety Tips for IDA

PSE&G is ready for the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, forecast to bring heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms and potentially gusty winds to our service area Wednesday into Thursday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Louisiana and surrounding states that were struck by Category 4 Hurricane Ida. While Ida has weakened substantially, we’re closely monitoring the weather and preparing for heavy rain and potential flooding. We are ready to respond to issues as they arise and encourage you to prepare for the storm as well. PSE&G prepares year-round for extreme weather to maintain reliable service for our customers.... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Three Jefferson Health - New Jersey Department of Nursing employees have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. They were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson Health - New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree; the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to earn a Master’s... Read more →

Maple Shade PD ALERT: air quality action day for the following counties...

image courtesy of cliparts library The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality action day for the following counties... Camden...Cumberland...Gloucester...Mercer...Northwestern Burlington.. .Salem...Southeastern Burlington. An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Wednesday, August 25th, 2021! Ozone has the potential to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for portions of the I-95 corridor in southern and central New Jersey. Sensitive individuals, including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours. Heat and high humidity will continue to affect our region... Read more →

Tamir Phillips, 22, Charged with Murder of 14-Year-Old Willingboro Resident

Tamir Phillips, of Bensalem, Pa was charged with First Degree murder and other charges. His girlfriend, Chelsea Holman, 29, of Willingboro was charged with Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree) and Obstruction of Justice (Fourth Degree). She was not detained BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (August 24, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 22-year-old Bensalem, Pa., resident was arrested yesterday for fatally shooting a teenager Saturday afternoon at a Willingboro Township gas station. Tamir Phillips, 22, of the 3000 block of Knights Road, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon... Read more →

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Found in 1 Deer in Burlington County

Public Asked to Contact DEP, Report Deer With Possible Symptoms August 20, 2021 The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in a deer recently sampled in Burlington County. The sample was also tested for Blue Tongue, another virus that can cause hemorrhagic disease in deer, and it was negative. Neither disease is a threat to public health. EHD and Bluetongue are contracted from the bite of insects called midges (Culicoides sp.). They cannot be transmitted to people, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, being bitten by infected... Read more →

14-Year-Old Willingboro Resident Shot and Killed at Local Gas Station

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 14-year-old Willingboro resident was fatally shot yesterday while inside a vehicle getting gas at a township service station. The investigation began just before 3 p.m. when Willingboro Township police officers were called to the Phillips 66 in the first block of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they learned that the victim, later identified as Jesse Everett, had been transported in a private vehicle to Virtua Willingboro Hospital. He was then airlifted to Cooper University... Read more →

Moorestown PD Storm Alert: NWS Issues heavy rainfall and flooding tonight ahead of #Henri

August 21, (5:30 PM) From the National Weather Service: Increasing concern for very heavy rainfall tonight ahead of #Henri associated with an inverted trough. These showers and thunderstorms could produce several inches of rainfall leading to potential poor drainage and flash flooding. #PAwx #NJwx https://t.co/y84Q9wzHGk Instructions: Potential for heavy rain and associated flooding tonight. Use caution if you must be out driving. Address/Location Township of Moorestown Police Department 1245 N Church St Moorestown, NJ 08057 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurse Samantha Funk Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital nurse Samantha Funk, RN, was recently honored with a Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A two-year employee of Jefferson Health, Gloucester City resident Funk, shown here, left, with Jefferson Health New Jersey VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, was praised for her clinical expertise, compassionate care and high level of professionalism. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues. DAISY Award winners are chosen following a review of nominations by Jefferson’s Clinical Recognition Committee in New Jersey. The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established in memory... Read more →

Burlington County and Virtua Health Collaborate on Mobile Vaccine Campaign

B County to provide COVID-19 vaccines alongside Virtua’s community-outreach vehicles August 17, 2021 – The Burlington County Health Department and Virtua Health have joined forces to bring COVID-19 vaccines to residents of traditionally underserved communities. From August 17 through Sept. 2, Burlington County officials will accompany Virtua’s fleet of mobile units – its Mobile Grocery Store, Farmers Market, and Pediatric Services Unit – to administer vaccines to anyone interested and eligible. Virtua and Burlington County previously partnered with the State of New Jersey and New Jersey National Guard to operate the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site. More than 390,000 doses... Read more →

Masayoshi Nishina, former manager of International Sales for Hotel Lexington NYC

Brentwood, New Hampshire and formerly of Mantua, NJ – On August 11, 2021, Age 87. Surrounded and in the loving care of his wife of 47 years, Joan M. (nee Bernard). Devoted father of James J. (Bailey Jacobs) Nishina. Cherished grandfather of Kaya Jane Nishina and Lily Grace Nishina. Dear brother of Mihoko Mio, Teruyo Kabayashi, Masaho Nishina and Kuniko Nishina. Iggy was born in Seoul, South Korea. He was a graduate of Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Iggy was Manager of International Sales for The Hotel Lexington in New York City, NY. He enjoyed photography, skiing, fly fishing, traveling... Read more →

Kevin Seta Wins Jefferson Health ‘Living Our Values Award’

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Director of Public Safety Kevin Seta was recently named a recipient of the organization’s Living Our Values Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate Jefferson’s values and behaviors. A former member of the Cherry Hill Police Department, Kevin has brought his extensive security, emergency management, and safety program experience to Jefferson with a service-minded, people-first approach. Since the start of the pandemic, Kevin has taken on added responsibilities as a member of the Jefferson Health – New Jersey Incident Command team. He was instrumental in collecting important data to submit to the state — including the... Read more →

GC COVID-19 Vaccine Site Offering 3rd Dose Vaccinations for Immunocompromised Patient

CLAYTON, NJ--Gloucester County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Site will begin administering 3rddoses of COVID-19 vaccinations to the moderately to severely immunocompromised patient on Tuesday, August 17. People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness and may benefit from an additional COVID-19 dose to make sure they have enough protection against the virus. CDC recommends people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose after the initial 2 doses and at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna... Read more →

Page 12: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Palmiero goes from High School star athlete to Penn State University. Where he played fraternity Intramurial Football. Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s... Read more →

Woman Who Used GoFundMe Funds for Living Expenses Instead of Husband's Funeral Indicted

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 49-year-old Pemberton Township woman has been indicted for creating a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her husband’s cremation and funeral, then leaving his body in the morgue and using the donations for living expenses. A grand jury indicted Patricia Clark on one count of Theft by Failure to Make Disposition (Third Degree). The indictment was returned August 13 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be held soon in Superior Court. The investigation began after family members contacted the New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station and indicated the decedent... Read more →