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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 →


Help Wanted: Civil Service Commission announces test for position of Police Officer in Maple Shade

The NJ Civil Service Commission has posted a testing announcement for the position of Police Officer in Maple Shade. The test is open to residents of the State of NJ between the ages of 18 and 35. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S., graduate from high school or vocational high school or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate and possess a valid NJ driver’s license. Applications are being accepted on the NJ Civil Service Commission website until 28 February 2022. See attached link for further information and application. https://info.csc.state.nj.us/Vats/WebAnno.aspx?FileNumber=34073 Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles... Read more →


Fatal Shooting at Maple Shade Fox Meadow Apartments

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (January 17, 2022)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 32-year-old resident of the Fox Meadow apartments in Maple Shade was fatally shot last night in the parking lot of the complex. The investigation began after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the apartment complex just before 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired. The victim, Ezekiel Sanders Jr., was found on Gardenia Drive with gunshot wounds and taken by ambulance to Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill, where he was pronounced dead at 7:20... Read more →


Rhys R. Lershe Indicted for Attempted Murder, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Terroristic Threats, Theft

Westampton Man Indicted for Attacking Elderly Neighbors, Stealing Car Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 44-year-old Westampton Township man has been indicted for breaking into the home of his elderly next-door neighbors last summer, attacking them in their bedroom and then driving off in their vehicle. A grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Rhys R. Lershe with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), two counts of Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), Burglary (Second Degree), Terroristic Threats (Third Degree), Burglary (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and Endangering Another Person (Third Degree). The indictment was signed... Read more →


Resident of Westampton Charged with Possession, Distribution of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Westampton Township Police Chief Stephen Ent announced that a 35-year-old Westampton Township man has been charged with possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material. Myles T. Doyle, of the first block of Fieldcrest Drive, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree and one Third Degree). He was arrested Tuesday at his residence and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He was ordered to be detained during a hearing in Superior Court. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury... Read more →


Valerie Nerenberg, MSN, RN, CNL, Promoted to Corporate Director of Nursing at Jefferson Stratford Hospital.

Valerie has been employed at Jefferson Health - New Jersey in various leadership roles since February 2011. Previously, she served as Nurse Manager of the Intensive Care and Intermediate Care units at Jefferson Stratford Hospital for more than six years. “During that time, she was a key lead on several successful initiatives,” said Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. “Valerie has been a proven leader and is committed to creating an outstanding patient experience for patients and families.” With more than 20 years of nursing experience, Valerie earned her Associate of Science in Nursing... Read more →


Tarik Jenkins of Pemberton Charged with Murder of 17-Year-Old

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter announced that a fifth person has been apprehended in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male and the wounding of his father in the Walmart parking lot on Route 541 in Burlington Township in October 2021. Tarik Jenkins, 25, of (photo) College Drive in Pemberton Township, was charged with Felony Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Robbery (Second Degree), Hindering (Third Degree) and Obstruction (Fourth Degree). He was... Read more →


1st Robotic Surgery Performed at Jefferson Stratford Hospital

STRATFORD, NJ--The first robotic surgery using the da Vinci® XI Robotic Surgical System at Jefferson Stratford Hospital took place on Wednesday, January 12. The procedure was done by Jefferson NJ Chief of Surgery Roy Sandau, DO, (standing, third from right). Sandau, who posed with members of the Stratford hospital surgical team, has completed more than 1,000 robotic procedures at Jefferson NJ. Robotic surgery is known for less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery time for patients. For more information about robotic surgery at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, visit: https://NewJersey.JeffersonHealth.org/GeneralSurgery. Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Robert Murphy Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Robert Murphy, a perioperative audio-video and robotics specialist, was recently honored with a BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. A 17-year Jefferson employee, the Atco resident was presented the award by Irene Houck, Director of Surgical Services (shown far left), and Elaine Joyce, Assistant VP of Surgical Services. Murphy was nominated for the honor by Certified Surgical Technician Michelle Fischer, who praised him for going “above and beyond” in helping an elderly woman recently. This woman — who was mistakenly dropped off at the Jefferson Washington Township Surgery Center — had wanted to visit her brother,... Read more →


Moorestown Police Recruiting Future Cops

The Moorestown Police Department is recruiting for future police officers, take the first step. The NJ Civil Service Commission (NJ CSC) has opened on-line applications for the 2022 Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination testing cycle. The Moorestown Police Department will be hiring future officers from the list of candidates that successfully complete the examination. The examination is only given every three years. If you are interested in a law enforcement career with Moorestown or another Civil Service Police Department, we encourage you not to miss this opportunity. Applications must be submitted to NJ CSC online by 4pm February 28, 2022... Read more →


Moorestown PD Hiring School Crossing Guards

The Police Dept.is hiring school crossing guards. Please contact 856-914-3035 or svandy@moorestownpd.com for info The Moorestown Police Dept. is accepting applications for school crossing guards for the 2021-2022 school year. Crossing guards generally work two hours per day, one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. Training will be provided for successful candidates with pay currently $20 per hour. Please contact the office of the Chief of Police at (856)914-3035 or by email to svandy@moorestownpd.com if you would like to apply or for additional information. Address/Location Township of Moorestown Police Department 1245 N Church St Moorestown, NJ... Read more →


Motorist from Mt. Holly Charged in Death of Pedestrian; Also Charged for Leaving Scene of an Accident

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler announced that a 41-year-old Mount Holly resident has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to seek medical treatment for an injured person after fatally striking a woman with his pickup truck in October 2020. Angel Carrion, of Blue Jay Lane, was taken into custody on January 6 by officers from the Mount Holly Township Police Department. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail and released following the first appearance in Superior Court. The criminal charges against Carrion include Leaving the Scene... Read more →


WEATHER ALERT: PATCO Running Snow Schedule

With the impending snow, PATCO will begin running a snow schedule starting at 12:00 a.m. on Friday, January 7. All trains will operate at reduced speeds adding additional travel time. PATCO will monitor ridership and assess weather conditions throughout the day to determine if additional adjustments are necessary. To view the snow schedule, click here. Visit RidePATCO.org, follow us on social media, or sign up for travel text alerts for the latest travel information and service updates. VIEW SCHEDULE Read more →


Frank Rocco Promoted to VP of Operations, Jefferson Stratford Hospital

Congratulations to Frank Rocco, MSN, RN, NE-BC, our newly named Vice President of Operations for the Jefferson Stratford Hospital campus at Jefferson Health - New Jersey. Frank had previously as Corporate Director of Nursing for Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital since May 2014. Frank’s career at Jefferson began in 2002 as an Emergency Department Nurse, and he has held a series of progressively more advanced leadership roles in the organization over the years. A seasoned clinician and leader, he is passionate about the patient experience, quality, and employee engagement. Most recently, he was instrumental in leading Jefferson Health - New Jersey's... Read more →


Jefferson Health – NJ Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns Named President of Nurse Leaders New Jersey (ONL-NJ)

Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named President of Nurse Leaders New Jersey (ONL-NJ) for a two-year term beginning in January 2022. With more than 600 members, ONL-NJ engages and develops nurse leaders in advocacy, research, education, mentorship, and collaborative relationships. Burns, who became a member of the organization in 2008, is also a member of its Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Councils Task Force, and served as Co-Chair of the Education Committee. In addition, Jefferson Health – New Jersey Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services,... Read more →


Burlington County Needs Volunteers to End Domestic Violence

Volunteer to help end Domestic Violence in Burlington County Volunteer with the Burlington County Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). This team consists 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 survivors. You must be; 18 years of age or older Resident of or employed in the Burlington County area Have a valid NJ Driver's License and access to transportation No criminal history, that is verified by a free background check. For more information: Call 856-904-4344 or email abaum@cctrenton.org Address/Location Township of Moorestown... Read more →


MAPLE SHADE PD: Winter Weather Alert till Friday

Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches. * WHERE...Portions of central and southern New Jersey and southern Delaware. * WHEN...From 10 PM Thursday to 10 AM EST Friday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Widespread accumulating snowfall is expected across the advisory Thursday night area with rates up to 1 inch per hour possible. A narrow band of locally higher amounts of 4 to 6 inches or higher is possible as well. The snow may mix with sleet at times. * AFFECTED AREAS: INLAND SUSSEX ... WESTERN MONMOUTH ...... Read more →


New Jersey’s Baby Born at Jefferson Washington Township at 12:58 a.m. – First in SJ Region outside of Philadelphia

The first baby of 2022 in the South Jersey region outside of Philadelphia was born at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital at 12:58 a.m. Saturday morning. Caden Nguyen Tran – weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 20.5 inches long – was born to Linda Nguyen and husband, Vankiet Tran, of Pennsauken, NJ. The couple also has a three-year-old daughter, Sofia, at home. Linda Nguyen is a medical-surgical nurse at the Jefferson New Jersey hospital where she gave birth to little Caden. She thanked her delivering OB/GYN, Kelly Park, DO; nurse midwife, Jennifer Barraclough, CNM; and Labor & Delivery nurses... Read more →


New Jersey’s Baby Born at Jefferson Washington Township at 12:58 a.m.

– First in SJ Region outside of Philadelphia Washington Township, NJ, January 1, 2022 - The first baby of 2022 in the South Jersey region outside of Philadelphia was born at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital at 12:58 a.m. Saturday morning. Caden Nguyen Tran – weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 20.5 inches long – was born to Linda Nguyen and husband, Vankiet Tran, of Pennsauken, NJ. The couple also has a three-year-old daughter, Sofia, at home. Linda Nguyen is a medical-surgical nurse at the Jefferson New Jersey hospital where she gave birth to little Caden. She thanked her... Read more →


Deborah "Debbie" L. Hartman, of Mt. Holly, age 74

Of Marlton. On December 27, 2021. Age 74. Born in Mt. Holly, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Madar) Hartman. Debbie is survived by her sister-in-law, Katherine Hartman and her loving staff and housemates from her group home. Graveside services will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bordentown, NJ. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Deborah L. Hartman. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ICU Nurse Michaela Bailey Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse Michaela Bailey, RN, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A seven-year employee of Jefferson Health, the Pennsauken resident (shown middle) was presented the award by ICU Nurse Manager Lorraine “Kim” Kulikowski, BSN, RN, CCRN (left), and Jefferson NJ Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (right). They praised Bailey for her hard work, kindness and compassion — and for taking care of patients as if they were a member of her own family. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by... Read more →


Area Children Deliver Handmade Holiday Cards to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers

Mt. Laurel students Christina Soule and her brother Nicholas (pictured center) delivered handmade holiday cards from classmates at Mt. Laurel’s Harrington Middle School and Hartford Elementary School to Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers in Center City, Abington and New Jersey. The project – dubbed “Cards Conquering Cancer” – generated 640 cards that each bear an email and Twitter handle for patients to send comments if they choose. Pictured, from left, at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on December 22: Jefferson Radiation Oncologist Dr. Nicole Simone; Harrington Middle School teacher and project sponsor Christina Paterno; Nicholas Soule and... Read more →


Burlington County Authorities Arrest Six Members of the Gotti Boy Movement Gang; Face Racketeering Charges

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP- (December 21, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that six members of a Sunbury Village-based street gang have been charged with operating a criminal enterprise that is accused of carrying out multiple shootings – including two homicides – along with committing burglary, intimidating witnesses, possessing numerous firearms and fraudulently obtaining more than $125,000 in pandemic relief funds from the federal government. Eight others have been charged for their role in helping the organization, known as the Gotti Boy Movement (GBM), perpetrate the COVID-related financial scam. Those accused of running GBM were... Read more →


Area Teen Delivers Gifts to Jefferson Health - New Jersey Patients in Honor of Late Brother for 10th Year Straight

DJ Alexis, a 19-year-old college student and native of Sicklerville, NJ, came to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Monday, December 20, to deliver toys, books, and games for young Emergency Department and Pediatric Unit patients, as well as kids and teens who receive care through Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Behavioral Health program. DJ also presented a $1,000 check to the hospital, collected through his own efforts via a GoFundMe drive. Donations were made by friends, family, schoolmates, his alma mater and businesses that have contributed over the years. “Emanuel’s Annual Toy Drive” — held in honor of DJ’s late newborn brother,... Read more →


12-Year-Old Charged by Maple Shade Police with making Terroristic Threats

MAPLE SHADE, NJ--On December 15th and throughout the evening hours, the Maple Shade Police Department received a number of reports from concerned parents who believed there were threats being made against the Maple Shade High School community by unknown actors. In addition, Administrators for the Maple Shade School District were also receiving similar complaints from students, parents and staff and they in turn alerted this agency. Over the course of the next several days, the Maple Shade Police Department conducted an investigation into additional threats being posted to a variety of social media accounts. Through the diligent work of our... Read more →


X Doctor “Moishe” Starkman, of Cinnaminson Indicted on Drug Distribution/ Fraud Charges

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a former physician has been indicted on 21 counts of narcotics distribution and fraud charges for illegally prescribing thousands of highly-addictive opioid pills out of his Bordentown Township practice while simultaneously engaging in an unlawful medical billing scheme over a three-year period. Morris “Moishe” Starkman, 62, of Yellowstone Road in Cinnaminson, was indicted by a grand jury on fifteen counts of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Second Degree), five counts of Health Care Claims Fraud (Second Degree) and one count of Insurance Fraud (Third Degree). The indictment was returned November 19 and... Read more →


Craig Greene Convicted of Robbing Veterinary Office

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a man who was convicted at trial of robbing a Maple Shade veterinary office with a butcher’s knife and then entering a supermarket and grabbing nearly $500 from a cash register has been sentenced to 13 years in New Jersey state prison. Craig Greene, 49, of the first block of South Boulevard Avenue, must serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole. A jury in September found Green guilty of Robbery (First Degree), two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Home Health Nurse Gillian Reeve Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Home Health nurse Gillian Reeve, MSN, BSN, RN — who specializes in wound care — was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A 40-year employee of Jefferson Health, Medford resident Reeve was presented the award by Jefferson NJ Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, and praised for her positive attitude, commitment to patient safety, and ability to connect with patients and families through trust and emotional support. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues. DAISY Award winners are chosen... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

We Worry About "Mom and Pop" Stores Surviving (VI)

By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Store Closings in 2022 We've been doing a lot of talking and worrying, with cause, about "mom and pop" stores and if they can survive by the time the pandemic ends. During this time, however, we haven't been looking at big box stores and those which have been in operations for more than a century. There is always "good news/bad news" in issues such as this. The good news/bad news is that if major mall stores close, the mom and pop stores pick up the slack - if they can survive that long. Some... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Beware of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Scam

Consumers Who Believe They Have Been Misled or Scammed by Sellers of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Should File Complaint With OAG NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued a consumer alert warning New Yorkers about deceptive companies selling unregulated and potentially faulty over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. New York law requires that hearing aids only be sold by licensed audiologists or hearing aid dispensers after such a provider has performed an exam and fitting. Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule permitting the sale of a new category of OTC hearing aids that... Read more →


First Harvest Credit Union Donates $25,000 to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

First Harvest Credit Union, formerly South Jersey Federal Credit Union, recently deepened its commitment to the health and wellness of the community, with a gift of $25,000 to support patients of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township. Presented to the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey, this generous donation will be used to offset transportation expenses for cancer patients. “Any interruption in care can have a severe, negative impact on our patients' ability to battle their disease,” said Larry Slagle, MBA, Associate Vice President, Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey. “We are so grateful for benefactors like First... Read more →


Gloucester City Taxpayers File Lawsuit Against the Solar Panel Contractors for Not Finishing Job

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNews photos GLOUCESTER CITY NJ——Sixty MPH plus wind gusts between 12:30pm and 1 PM on June 3, 2020 damaged the solar panels at the Cold Springs School, Cold Springs Drive. Fortunately both the Pre-School and the K-3rd Grade School were out of session when it happened otherwise someone might have been seriously injured or killed. The National Weather Service for South Jersey documented gusts that day between 58mph and 67 mph today between 12:30pm and 12:40pm. The contractors who were involved in the installation of the panels were sued by the School Board because... Read more →


SAY IT ISN'T SO! Gloucester County DEMS Plan To Segregate County’s First Black Sheriff

WHAT IS THE REASON THE SHERIFF 'S OFFICE IS BEING MOVED??? Sheriff’s office and all staff need to stay where they are MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Commissioners-Elect Chris Konawel and Nick DeSilvio demanded officials in Gloucester County government immediately halt plans to move the county Sheriff’s office Jonathan Sammons Gloucester County’s first Black sheriff from the county's administrative office on South Broad Street in Woodbury to the shuttered county jail on Hunter Street. “Last month we were proud to have elected Jonathan Sammons as Gloucester County’s first Black sheriff. Now the Democrats who control county government are moving the... Read more →


Trenton Drug Dealer Charged in Death of Eastampton Customer  

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Eastampton Township Police Chief Joseph Iacovitti announced that a 35-year-old Trenton drug dealer has been charged with causing the death of an Eastampton man who fatally overdosed on fentanyl last year at his residence. Robert Rentas, of the 100 block of Calhoun Street in Trenton, was charged with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree) and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly after being arrested on December 1. A detention hearing will be held tomorrow in Superior Court. The... Read more →


 Area Mom Donates Gift Bags to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Katie Korbel, a young mom from West Deptford, recently visited the Jefferson Washington Township Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to drop off care packages for current NICU families. “I am so grateful to Jefferson,” said Katie, whose now-3-year-old son, Bernie, spent 39 days at the hospital when he was born 8 weeks early in July 2018. Katie has since become an “Ambassador” of a nonprofit, Cleveland-based national organization called Project NICU, which offers support and education for families whose child is in -- or who has been in -- a NICU due to prematurity or other medical issues. In this... Read more →


Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

As a way to spread holiday cheer, patients at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township recently received care packages from the Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation. Included among the 150 donated packages were blankets, water bottles, tissues, hand sanitizer, snacks, crossword puzzles, and more. Children from the foundation, known as Kidz4Cuz, also sang cheerful holiday songs in the Cancer Center lobby. “We are happy to give back and make the holidays brighter,” said Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation founder, Debra Michaels — a cancer survivor who was treated by Robin Wilson-Smith, DO, medical director of Jefferson Health - New Jersey gynecologic oncology... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Hospitals receive 2021 NJ Gold Award for Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals have been awarded the 2021 NJ Gold Antimicrobial Steward Award for their ongoing antimicrobial stewardship program. The award is presented by the Communicable Disease Service of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). Jefferson Health – New Jersey is among an elite group of facilities statewide that have remained steadfast — from 2020 to 2021 — in promoting antimicrobial stewardship practices, which encourage and maintain the health of patients, residents, personnel, and the general population. Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s three hospitals also received the Gold Award in 2019 and again in 2020. The... Read more →


The Alleged Murderers of Willingboro Teen Charged

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Acting Public Safety Director Captain Ian Bucs announced that two Pemberton men have been charged in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Willingboro Township resident outside of his home earlier this year. Sylas Young, 19, of the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Gang Criminality (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). Kavon Carter, 24, was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Gang Criminality and Promoting Organized... Read more →


Pemberton Township Man Charged with Shooting into Willingboro Residence

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Acting Public Safety Director Captain Ian Bucs announced that a Pemberton Township man has been charged with shooting into a Willingboro residence earlier this year, injuring a woman and a toddler. Sylas Young, 19, of the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township, was charged with four counts of Aggravated Assault (two Second Degree and two Third Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). Young was served with the warrant inside the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where he is... Read more →


62-Year-Old-Woman Dies After Being Struck by Pickup in Chesterfield

Death marks second fatal collision with pedestrian at same location in last six weeks Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Chesterfield Township Police Department Acting Officer-in-Charge Sgt. Mike Davison announced that a 62-year-old woman died over the weekend after being struck by a pickup truck while she was riding along Sykesville Road with a group of cyclists. Julie Galezniak, of Stratford, died after being airlifted to a Trenton hospital following the December 4 incident, which occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. The investigation revealed that she was riding southbound on Sykesville Road with other cyclists when she was struck by a... Read more →


Mt Laurel, Home of New Vaccine Mega-Site

New COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site to Open Dec. 7 in Mount Laurel Center will serve a range of people – from newly eligible children to adults needing booster doses or first shots – in time for many holiday gatherings (MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.---Dec. 2, 2021) A new version of the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site will open on December 7 in Mount Laurel. The new site, inside a former A.C. Moore store, will respond to widening vaccination eligibility – including children ages 5 to 11 and those who qualify for booster shots. Located at East Gate Square shopping center on Nixon Drive,... Read more →


Moorestown Police Issues No Parking for Saturday's Lions Holiday Parade

Traffic Alert Main St. in the business district, Chester Ave., and S. Church St. will be closed this Saturday 12/4/21 from 11am-2pm for the annual Lions Holiday Parade that kicks off at 12pm. No Parking will be permitted on Main St. between Chester Ave. and Church St. 11 am - 2pm. Expect traffic delays in the area during the event. Please slow down and watch for pedestrians in the roadways. The Moorestown Business Association CandleLight Stroll will also take place on Saturday 12/4/21 from 2pm - 6pm. Main St. in the business district will be open to traffic. Please slow... Read more →


Dr. David P. May Named New Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey

David P. May, MD, MBA, FACS, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. In this role, Dr. May will lead the New Jersey division of Jefferson Health — made up of three acute care hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities — in its goal of delivering consistent, high value, coordinated care and standard-setting patient outcomes across the continuum of care. Dr. May will also be responsible for overseeing quality, patient safety, infection control, clinical risk management, patient experience and outcomes and managing Jefferson’s leading enterprise safety management sytem, OnPoint. He joins... Read more →


Six Certified Nurse Midwives Join Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Six Certified Nurse Midwives have joined the staff of Jefferson Health – New Jersey as members of Jefferson NJ Primary & Specialty Care. They will practice at Jefferson offices in Mullica Hill, Sewell, West Deptford, Haddonfield, and its newest location, 205 E. Laurel Road in Stratford, which recently opened. The new Jefferson NJ Nurse Midwives are: · Ellen Appleton, CNM · Jennifer Barraclough, CNM · Victoria Asturrizaga, CNM · Jessica Hayes, CNM · Meredith Stein, CNM · Katherine Wormster, CNM Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are master’s level clinicians who provide primary healthcare to women of all ages. Using a team approach,... Read more →


Burlington County Man Admits Role in Conspiracy to Defraud Internet Donors

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Burlington County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a GoFundMe scheme that collected money from donors on the internet, purportedly to benefit a homeless man, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Mark D’Amico, 42, formerly of Bordentown, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to Count One of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. On March 6, 2019, two conspirators – Katelyn McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, respectively, in connection... Read more →


Nearly 600 firearms Collected at Gun Buybacks Hosted by Monmouth County Prosecutors Office

FREEHOLD – A combined total of nearly 600 firearms have been collected for destruction as the result of a pair of gun buybacks hosted by the Prosecutor’s Office and partner agencies over the last month, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Tuesday. Monmouth County was one of nine counties statewide to host separate gun buybacks across the state on Saturday, October 23; as a result, a total of 360 firearms were collected at the Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park, including 159 handguns, 133 rifles and shotguns, and three assault weapons. Prompted by the healthy demand, a second event... Read more →


CNBNEWS TRAVEL: Looking For A Great Adventure?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Delran, NJ)--Looking for a great adventure? For free? Look no further than Amico Island. It was historically an island in the Delaware River at the confluence of Rancocas Creek. Now a 55-acre peninsula attached by a narrow strip of land to the town of Delran, it is enjoyed by visitors for a variety of outdoor recreational uses. Most trails are wide and level, traversing meadow, forest, pond, and wetland habitat. Various points in the park afford very nice views of the Delaware River and of the flats at the mouth of the Rancocas Creek, looking north toward Hawk Island. The... Read more →


Holiday Cleanup of South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries

By Michael Walsh - The next holiday cleanup for South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries is scheduled to begin the week of December 6 for the removal of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving decorations. However, grave blankets and wreaths laid at Thanksgiving will remain until January. Prior to the cleanup date, we ask families to please remember to remove any items or mementos that they wish to keep. South Jersey Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Diocese of Camden, handles 15 cemetery locations throughout southern New Jersey including: Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum, Cherry Hill New St. Mary Cemetery & Mausoleum, Bellmawr Gate of... Read more →


Lamar Johnson, 20, Charged with Willingboro Attempted Murder

Philadelphia Man Charged in Willingboro Attempted Murder Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 20-year-old Philadelphia resident has been charged with shooting a Willingboro man last month in the parking lot of a township shopping center. Lamar Johnson, of the 1000 block of Granite Street, was charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Aggravated Assault (Third Degree). Johnson was arrested November 15 in Sharon Hill, Pa., by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Unit.... Read more →


Former Long Branch Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Manufacturing "Speed"

FREEHOLD – A former Long Branch Police Officer has pled guilty after being arrested and charged with various offenses related to manufacturing methamphetamine at his home in May 2021, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced. Christopher Walls, 50, has pleaded guilty to operating a meth lab out of his Long Branch home.Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Christopher Walls, 50, of West End Avenue in Long Branch, pled guilty on November 16, 2021, in front of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Jill G. O’Malley to charges of second degree Causing a Risk of Widespread Injury and 3rd degree Manufacturing CDS (methamphetamine).... Read more →


Landscaping Trends In And Around Gloucester City 

In Gloucester City, the carnage wrought by Hurricane Ida is still a raw memory. The storm produced sixteen tornado warnings in the Philadelphia area and in Gloucester County alone, damaging more than 100 buildings. The damage from this storm and the increasing trend in the power and frequency of many others has forced homeowners to take stock. For many, preventing and mitigating potential storm damage has become a top priority, and we’re seeing that evidence in the landscaping trends in Gloucester City. Controlling Runoff Homeowners that found their properties flooded during Ida were anxious to pump the water out of... Read more →