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NJ Judiciary Free Webinars for Landlords/Tenants During Health Crisis

The New Jersey Judiciary has launched an initiative to provide landlords and tenants with information about court operations as well as available services and community resources during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read the full statement here. Joining the webinars will be Catholic Charities’ staff member, Cynthia Lebron, Housing Division Director and Regional Coordinator of Cumberland & Salem Counties. Cynthia has extensive experience in assisting Catholic Charities clients with finding affordable housing, preventing homelessness and evictions, offering housing counseling, and understanding how COVID-19 has impacted landlords and tenants. Register for the free webinars today! Click here, to view the PDF. To... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: How Come Politicians Are Not Charged for Harboring A Fugitive?

If we regard the word "illegal" and apply it to the letter of law we realize that to call someone "illegal" is to realize that a crime has been committed by the person it is being applied. NJ Gov. Murphy Gloucestercitynews.net files If we regard people "sneaking into the country" the media applies the term "undocumented immigrant" to avoid to the use of the term "illegal". Why would they do this word manipulation to confuse and already confusing situation. Let us consider that further. If YOU as a citizen, provide resource, aid or assistance, or hide ANY PERSON considered "illegal"... Read more →

Camden Diocese Spent Over $18M in Settlements to Sex Abuse Survivors; Because of COVID Closing Account

(Camden City, NJ)(August 1, 2020)--For nearly 30 years the Diocese of Camden has been committed to providing professional counseling to the survivors of child sexual abuse to assist in the healing process and, where it has been requested, to the survivors’ parents, spouses and children. Thus far, the Diocese has expended nearly $1 million in providing such therapeutic assistance. In addition, to offer a measure of justice to the survivors of clerical abuse, the Diocese of Camden paid financial settlements totaling $10,270,000 from 1990 until last year. In June of last year, along with the Archdiocese of Newark and the... Read more →

Virtua Health Advances Telemedicine in Response to Pandemic

New technologies and tactics especially benefit vulnerable and underserved populations (MARLTON, N.J.) Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, most health care providers offered little, if any, virtual care. But over the past few months, Virtua Health has initiated an array of telemedicine services – helping tens of thousands of South Jersey residents get the care they need while staying safe at home. Now, the not-for-profit health system is embarking on an effort to expand its telehealth programseven further – and improve access to high-quality health care for even more people. The program – which helps those both with and without the... Read more →

Officials Charge Homeless Person with Armed Sexual Assault of Two Women

Assaults occurred July 24 in Willingboro, July 25 in Mount Holly BURLINGTON CITY, NJ --Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 28-year-old homeless man has been charged with sexually assaulting two women after threatening to harm them with a knife if they resisted. Shawn Midgette, who is known to stay in the Willingboro area, was taken into custody yesterday at approximately 4 p.m. by Willingboro police at the McDonald’s restaurant on Beverly Rancocas Road. The knife believed to be used during the assaults was... Read more →

Jefferson Health New Jersey Ranked 9th in State

in U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” Ranking Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 11th-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Comprised of three acute care hospitals – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township – Jefferson Health New Jersey is also “Recognized in Southern New Jersey” in the rankings for its quality care. U.S. News & World Report also praised Jefferson New Jersey as “High Performing” in four specific clinical areas: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive... Read more →

Suspect's Argument with Employee of Mt. Laurel Medical Office Ends in Murder;

UPDATED: ...the argument was over an appointment for his father; A patient was also shot! Bruce Gomola Jr., 51 MOUNT LAUREL ­(July 24, 2020)– Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Laurel Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced that a Burlington Township man has been charged with fatally shooting an employee and wounding a patient inside a township medical office this afternoon. Bruce Gomola Jr., 51, of Kingsbridge Drive, was charged with Murder (First Degree), two counts of Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). NJ1015.com is reporting that Gomola is a Burlington... Read more →

Jefferson Health in New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity Award

International Program Recognizes Jefferson’s Commitment to Provide Internship Opportunities to Young Adults with Disabilities Jefferson Health in New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH award in the category of Innovative Employment for its internship program for young adults with disabilities. This marked the second year for the Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity awards. A total of three Spotlight Awards are given out each year in three different categories. The Spotlight on Innovative Employment, which Jefferson won, recognizes teams that develop quality jobs and rewarding careers that make use of the skills and experience participants... Read more →

Numerous Suspects Arrested During Operation Safe Quarantine in Burlington County

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (July 23, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, United States Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge - Newark Richard Reinhold, and Cinnaminson Township Police Chief Richard A. Calabrese announced today that numerous people have been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography as the result of a joint investigation during the COVID-19 pandemic dubbed “Operation Safe Quarantine.” “Those who believe the anonymity of cyberspace will mask their illegal activity could not be more mistaken,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “As illustrated by these arrests, we know how to find you, apprehend you, and hold you accountable for endangering... Read more →

Tim McGraw Gives Surprise Virtual Performance to Virtua Nurses

Country music superstar “crashes” video call, pays tribute to frontline workers (MARLTON, N.J.) Singer, actor, and producer Tim McGraw surprised and delighted a handful of frontline nurses with a pop-up performance and conversation via video chat. The chart-topping, Grammy-winning artist used the opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and sacrifice of the staff at Virtua Marlton Hospital. Video of McGraw’s virtual visit can be seen on Facebook and Instagram as part of a series produced by Spotify called “The Drop-In.” Each episode features a vocal artist serenading and chatting with astonished fans. “I thought I was calling in to a... Read more →

Burlington County Charges Man with Manufacturing Assault Weapon, Possessing Explosives

Thomas Locker and Alexander Kovalik BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (July 21, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 57-year-old Springfield Township man has been charged with illegally manufacturing an assault weapon, along with possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines, silencers and explosive devices. Thomas Locker, 57, of the 100 block of Highland Road, was charged with: one count of Manufacturing a Firearm without a Serial Number (“Ghost Gun”), in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 39-9n, a crime of the Third Degree; one count of Possession of a Defaced Firearm, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 39-9e, a crime of the Fourth Degree; one count... Read more →

Air Quality Alert until 11:00PM Sunday

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality action day for the following counties... Camden...Cumberland...Gloucester...Hunterdon...Mercer...Middlesex... Morris...Northwestern Burlington...Salem...Somerset...Southeastern Burlington. An Ozone Action Day has been declared! Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category along the I-95 corridor with highest values occurring in northeastern portions of the state. 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. * AFFECTED AREAS: MIDDLESEX ... SALEM ... CAMDEN ... HUNTERDON ... MORRIS ... CUMBERLAND ... NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON ... GLOUCESTER... Read more →

Rutgers Announces 15% Campus Fee Reduction for Students

Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced a 15% reduction in the “Campus Fee,” in addition to a tuition and fee freeze announced in June. Below is Holloway’s message to Rutgers students. July 16, 2020 Dear Rutgers Students, Over the past week I have heard from many people in our community with thoughtful questions about tuition and fees for the fall semester. I have considered their input and today I am announcing a temporary reduction in fees for our students. In June, the Rutgers Board of Governors took the unprecedented step of freezing tuition and fees for the coming year... Read more →

Burlington County Judge Sends Drunk Driver to Prison for Causing Death of Christopher Pappas, 34, of Howell

MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Nutley man was sentenced today to 10 years in New Jersey state prison for causing the death of another motorist while intoxicated during a 2018 collision on Route 73 in Mount Laurel. William Dunbar William Dunbar, 26, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He pled guilty in January to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) before the Hon. Philip E. Haines in Superior Court. Dunbar was driving northbound in excess of 100 miles per hour when he crashed into the rear of another vehicle traveling... Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Named New Jersey’s ‘Nicest Place’ in Reader’s Digest Contest

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has been named New Jersey’s winner in the Reader’s Digest 50 Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness contest. The story from New Jersey of how area resident JoAnn Kates’ decision to donate her $1,200 stimulus check to buy meals for hospital employees inspired Life Church of Williamstown – where she is a congregant and also works – to donate $1,000 more to also buy meals for hospital workers led to winning a Reader’s Digest contest on kindness. The article also mentions South Jersey-based Food4Staff, a nonprofit effort spearheaded by area resident John Chirico that... Read more →

Rancocas Valley Regional HS Teacher Charged for Sexual Relation with Student

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard W. Spitler announced that a Rancocas Valley Regional High School teacher has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a student while she was enrolled at the school. Gary Jiampetti, 43, of Berlin, was charged with Official Misconduct (Second Degree). He was taken into custody this morning at his residence. A first appearance will be scheduled in Superior Court in Mount Holly, and the case will then be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation was initiated after the BCPO and MHTPD... Read more →

DAISY Champion Award Presented to Jefferson Health NJ’s Roisin Welsh

Jefferson Health New Jersey Senior Magnet Data Analyst Roisin Welsh, MLS, shown right, was recently presented with the DAISY Champion Award. The DAISY Foundation™ defines a Champion as someone who has worked diligently to make the DAISY Award program meaningful for nurses and successful for an organization. Jefferson Health New Jersey partnered with the DAISY Foundation in 2015 to recognize its nursing staff for its positive impact on patients and families. Since then, more than 70 Jefferson New Jersey nurses have been honored with the DAISY Award. Welsh, a resident of West Berlin, NJ, has been instrumental in developing the... 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... Read more →

Maple Shade PD: Not all types of fireworks are legal in NJ

This weekend as we celebrate the 4th of July, MSPD would like to remind everyone, that not all fireworks are legal in NJ. Though there were minor changes to the laws in 2017 that now makes things like sparklers legal, many fireworks are still illegal. Below is the current law on Fireworks and Explosive devices in NJ. https://www.nj.gov/labor/lsse/laws/Fireworks_Act_Sale.html#32 21:3-2. Sale, possession or use prohibited; exceptions a. It shall be unlawful for any person to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell, possess or use, or explode any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy cannon, toy cane or toy gun in which... Read more →

20-Year-Old Union City Resident Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 20-year-old Union City man has been charged with driving impaired and causing the death of a passenger in his vehicle during a crash late last year on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mansfield Township. Johnalex Grullon, Johnalex Grullon, of the 500 block of 10th Street in Union City, was charged with Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), Assault by Auto (Third Degree) and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Disorderly Persons Offense). He is scheduled for a first appearance in Superior Court in Mount Holly today. The case will then be prepared for presentation... Read more →

4th of July Celebrations Cancelled in Many Communities

6ABC.com July Fourth of July Fireworks Displays NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC COUNTY * Atlantic City, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 4th at 9 p.m. Where: Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa 1 Borgata Way Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Atlantic City, N.J. TO BE DETERMINED: Date: July 4th at 10 p.m. Where: Tropicana Casino and Resort and along the Boardwalk 2831 Boardwalk Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Buena Vista, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 11th at Dusk (rain date July 18th) Where: Michael Debbi Park 315 Cedar Avenue Richland, New Jersey 08350 * Hammonton, N.J. Date: July 4th at Dusk (rain date... Read more →

Pavement Preservation Project Starting In Camden/Burlington Counties; Route 41 Lane Closures

(Trenton)(July 1, 2020)-- – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 41/Kings Highway as a pavement preservation project begins between Route 70 in Cherry Hill, Camden County and South Lenola Drive in Maple Shade, Burlington County. Beginning at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 1 until 6 a.m., the next day, and continuing nightly Monday through Friday for approximately eight weeks, excluding holidays, NJDOT’s contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems is scheduled to close lanes to perform road repairs, remove reflectors and rumble strips. This work is in preparation for paving and applying slurry seal to Route... Read more →


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Rowan University men’s and women's swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors. Rowan was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes. CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart mentioned the efforts of Coach Brad Bowser and Coach Elise Blaschke noting that "No team was unaffected by this spring's pandemic but Athletic Director John Giannini and President Houshmand can and should be proud of... Read more →

Maple Shade Couple Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud 33 Victims of Over $6 Million

in Romance Fraud Scheme CAMDEN, N.J. – A husband and wife from Burlington County, New Jersey, were charged today with conspiring to defraud more than 33 victims into mailing and wiring more than $6 million to them and other conspirators after their conspirators met and wooed the victims on online dating sites, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Martins Friday Inalegwu, 31, and Steincy Mathieu, 24, both of Maple Shade, New Jersey, are charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Inalegwu was arrested today and made his first appearance by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate... Read more →

Virtua Memorial Hospital’s Special Care Nursery

Receives National Recognition for Excellence The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has awarded the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence to the Special Care Nursery at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ. This award recognizes caregivers who utilize a consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care that improves patient outcomes. “While health systems across the world have faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtua has never faltered in providing its patients with quality care,” said Pamela Gallus, assistant vice president for maternal-child services at Virtua Memorial Hospital. “This prestigious recognition showcases our commitment to our tiniest patients, and... Read more →