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Certified Therapy Dogs Visit Long-Term Care Residents at Jefferson Health Care Center

Long-term care residents at the Jefferson Health Care Center (JHCC) in Washington Township recently enjoyed a special visit from certified therapy dogs Cole and Cece — along with their owners, Chris Hannah and fiancée, Nicole Sapello. The visit, held in collaboration with Angelic Health, was part of the Team Cole Project’s annual summer "Kindness Tour" to area schools, hospice patients, and veterans' homes. South Jersey dogs Cole, five, and Cece, 15 months, are anything but your typical canines, as the pit bulls were both born deaf. Cole has learned some American Sign Language commands from Chris. The Team Cole Project began when Chris adopted Cole when he was a puppy: "I have a deaf nephew, who at the time was only nine," said Chris. "I immediately thought of him and the relationship they could have." Chris says his pit bulls Cole, Cece, and youngest canine sibling, Alice (also born deaf),... Read more →

Public’s Help Sought with Edgewater Park Shooting   

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Brett Evans are seeking information from the public to help solve a shooting that occurred on December 1 in the 200 block of Ivy Road in Edgewater Park Township. The victim, a 16-year-old male, suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his leg just before 10:30 p.m. Anyone with information concerning the shooting is asked to call the Edgewater Park Township Detective Bureau at 609-877-3290 or send an email to The investigation is being conducted by the Edgewater Park Township Police Department and the BCPO Gang, Gun and Narcotics Task Force. The lead investigator is Edgewater Park Township Detective Ewan. Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Employee Earns BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health’s Kellie Lytle — an administrative assistant for Clinical Education/Professional Development/Life Support Education and Clinical Excellence — was recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. The Westampton, NJ, resident was nominated for displaying a positive attitude, treating others with respect, placing patients and families at the center of all she does, and promoting a positive patient experience. "Kellie is proactive and extremely attentive to the smallest details," wrote the award nominator. "She goes above and beyond to coordinate programs and education sessions, and to ensure our departments run smoothly. Kellie always makes us smile." BEE honorees — nominated by patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees — are non-nursing employees who work side-by-side with clinical nurses to provide exemplary patient care and improve the patient experience. This award complements the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, bestowed on nurses who make a profound difference in... Read more →

Desmond Newberry, age 45, of Marlton Charged with Causing Fatal Accident in Mt. Laurel

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Mount Laurel Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced that homicide charges have been filed against a 45- year-old Marlton man who is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing the death of a Mount Laurel man during a high-speed collision on Hainesport Road in Mount Laurel in late summer. Desmond Newberry, of Erynwood Avenue, was charged with Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), Vehicular Homicide (First Degree), and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). The case will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation began on September 3 when officers from the Mount Laurel Police Department were dispatched to Hainesport Road in the area of the Cucina Carini restaurant for a report of a motor vehicle collision just after 8 p.m. The investigation determined that Glenn Keen, the owner of the restaurant, was pulling... Read more →

Alexander Rivera of Philadelphia Arrested for Allegedly Killing a Woman in Maple Shade

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 26-year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested for killing a woman inside a Maple Shade motel earlier this year. Alexander Rivera, of the 6300 block of Cardiff Street in the Mayfair section of the city, was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was taken into custody without incident at his residence on November 4 by the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was jailed in Philadelphia pending an extradition hearing later this month. The case will be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation began just before 11:30 a.m. on May 11 after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the Bel-Air Motor Lodge on Route 73 for a... Read more →

Mary Naubereit (nee Roddy) of Maple Shade

Mary Naubereit (nee Roddy) of Maple Shade, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the age of 97. Mary was born on December 26, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of the late Martin J. and Delia (Healy) Roddy. She was raised in Philadelphia PA in the "Swamp Poodle" section of Philadelphia. She was preceded by her previous husbands, Lewis C. Conaway, Jr. and Henry Naubereit and all her siblings; Brothers: Brian, Marty, Pete, Jim, Joe, and her sister Kate. Mary is survived by numerous nieces & nephews across the tri-state area. Mary was the last surviving member of the Philadelphia "older Roddy generation" The first-generation Roddy's born in the USA. Mary worked many years in the retail business at Wanamaker’s in the Moorestown Mall in NJ. She lived in Maple Shade most of her life where her second husband Henry (Hank) and herself built a home,... Read more →

Jammer Hill-Birdsong of Mt. Holly Admits Bank Fraud

UPDATED: CNBNEWS GRAPHICS FILE CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Burlington County, New Jersey man admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal bank customer identities and then used that information to steal more than $520,000, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Jamere Hill-Birdsong, 33, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit bank fraud. He formerly resided in Gloucester City and Pennsauken. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From August 2016 through August 2017, Hill-Birdsong conspired with Lamar Melhado of the Bronx, New York, and others to defraud a Mount Laurel, New Jersey, bank. Hill-Birdsong worked inside the call center and recruited other call center employees to participate in the scheme by stealing the identities and account information of customers who called the bank’s call center. The conspirator bank... Read more →

Newsweek Names 16 Virtua Ambulatory Surgery Centers to National ‘Best ASCs’ List

(Marlton, N.J., October 27, 2022)….A record-setting 16 ambulatory surgery centers affiliated with Virtua Health are among Newsweek’s list of the best ASCs in the nation for 2023. ASCs are also known as same-day surgery centers, where people can have procedures that don’t usually require hospitalization – from colonoscopies to cataract removal to hernia repairs. Of the 30 New Jersey ASCs to receive this distinction, Virtua is affiliated with 14 — or nearly half. Four rank among the state’s top five, with the Surgical Center of South Jersey in Mount Laurel earning the number-one spot, and the Center for Ambulatory and Minimally Invasive Surgery in Eatontown ranking second. (See full list below.) In fact, the Surgical Center of South Jersey ranked third out of all 510 centers on the nationwide list (scoring 88.91%). The other two Virtua-affiliated centers recognized by Newsweek are in Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware. “Same-day surgical... Read more →

Guaffasson Campaign Seeking Volunteers to Make Telephone Calls

We are in a critical phase of Claire’s race to beat the Biden/Norcross South Jersey Political Cartel! The two most important ways you can help are: 1. Sign up for the Mobile App Campaign Sidekickand start making calls for all of our Republican Candidates. TheApp is FREE and cannot be traced back to your phone and gives you the ability to make Campaign phone calls without even having to speak to the person they will dial for you. 2. Whether by Early Voting (or in person voting on November 8th) make sure you get as many friends, family members or neighbors out to vote the Republican Column in your town. Camden County is Column 2, Gloucester County is Column B Burlington County (Maple Shade and Palmyra) is Column 1 Read more →


PATCO will shift to its annual "leaf season" schedule beginning on Monday, October 31, 2022. "Train operators, much like when we drive in snow on the roads, drive slower and need more time to start and stop," said John D. Rink, General Manager, PATCO. "To account for longer run times, we have a special leaf season schedule every fall." 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 this occurs, the train is taken out of service to repair or replace the misshapen wheel. This could lead to train delays or cancellations. During ideal weather conditions, PATCO trains will... Read more →

Virtua Health Opens Primary Care Telehealth Practice 

In-person visits to supplement online encounters as needed October 26, 2022 - Virtua Health has opened a new primary care practice that offers a “telehealth first” approach to care. Virtua Primary Care Telehealth provides patients with access to board-certified primary care physicians who are experts in delivering care online. Patients of the practice can conduct the majority of their care encounters from the convenience of their home or location of their choosing.   “Virtua Health knows that we need to make the connection to health care easy for our patients. We want to meet our patients where they are—which is why the new Primary Care Telehealth Practice makes sense,” said Angela Skrzynski, DO, lead physician for telehealth services. “Our primary care physicians offer quality care in a flexible way, ensuring that everyone has easy access to a physician and the medical care they need.” Features of the practice include a range... Read more →

Mt. Laurel Cop Allegedly Distributed Nude Photos of a Evesham Woman on the Internet

MOUNT LAUREL--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Evesham Township Police Chief Walt Miller announced that a Mount Laurel police officer has been charged with hacking into the social media accounts of an Evesham woman and distributing nude pictures she took of herself to those on her contact and friends lists. Ayron Taylor, 22, of Delran, was charged with three counts of Computer Crime (one Second Degree, two Third Degree), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (one Second Degree, one Third Degree) and Invasion of Privacy (Third Degree). The investigation began last month after the victim contacted the Evesham Township Police Department and reported that her Snapchat and Facebook accounts had been accessed by an unknown person who then sent nude photos she had taken of herself to her Snapchat contacts, messaged them to her Facebook friends, and posted them on her Facebook wall. Communications Data Warrants... Read more →

Carjacking in Rural Medford, Three Suspects Steal 2015 Black Nissan Rogue; Crime Caught on Store Cameras

MEDFORD, NJ (October 26, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-Medford Township Police released a report on the crime via their Facebook page. Saturday, October 22, 2022, at approximately 1430 hours, the Medford Township Police Department responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle at the Wawa (257 Rt 70, Medford, NJ). The three suspects, dressed in dark clothing, approached the victim while she was waiting at the air pump in the rear of the building. One of the three male suspects, described to be approximately 140 pounds in his late teens to early twenties, physically removed the victim from her vehicle, leaving the victim uninjured. The suspect was later observed operating her 2015 Black Nissan Rogue towards Eayrestown Road. Security video of the incident showed the three suspects exit the parking lot with no additional victims reported. This incident is currently being investigated by multiple Law Enforcement agencies. Please contact the Medford Township Police... Read more →

CNBNews Travel: Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and local elected officials today announced the Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project to relieve congestion and improve safety in Camden County. The $151 million state-funded Route 70 Corridor Improvement Project will upgrade traffic signals at 28 intersections, replace or install four Dynamic Message Signs, improve drainage, sidewalks, and resurface approximately 9 miles of Route 70 from Route 38 in Pennsauken through Cherry Hill to Cooper Avenue in Evesham. In addition to milling and paving Route 70, the N. Maple Ave loop ramps and the Route 70/Route 73 interchange ramps will be repaved as well. The project is expected to be completed in early 2027. “The investment NJDOT is making now in New Jersey’s infrastructure will help improve travel times, relieve congestion, and increase safety on this key roadway through Camden County,” NJDOT Acting Assistant Commissioner of Capital Program Management Parth Oza said.... Read more →

Maressa Center for MS Wellness Program Dedicated at Special Event

The expansion and relocation of Maressa Center for MS Wellness at Jefferson Health – New Jersey was celebrated recently at a special event in Voorhees. The Maressa Center offers free comprehensive in-person and online sessions to enhance the quality of life for those living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Funded by the Maressa family, the Center has offered unique experiences and education since 2019 for people living with MS and their care partners. The Center recently relocated to Voorhees from Cherry Hill, and a special dedication event was held. The Maressa Center for MS Wellness aims to help those with MS increase mobility, improve mental health, and reduce pain through services that include acupuncture, art therapy, cooking demos, informational lectures, and massages. Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s specially trained clinicians and our guest speakers foster a caring, supportive and inclusive atmosphere that encourages participation. The Maressa Center for MS Wellness is... Read more →

Devon Woods, Convicted of Killing Willingboro Woman

Trenton Man Convicted of 2019 Willingboro Murder Co-defendant is awaiting trial in fatal shooting of 26-year-old woman Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a Trenton man was found guilty yesterday of fatally shooting a 26-year-old woman three years ago inside a parked car on Baldwin Lane in the Buckingham Park section of Willingboro Township. Devon Woods, 28, of the first block of Vine Street, was convicted of Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Robbery (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (Second Degree). The Superior Court jury returned the verdict after deliberating for approximately 2½ hours inside the Burlington County Courts Facility in Mount Holly. The Hon. Christopher J. Garrenger, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for January 6, 2023. Woods was arrested along with Sam Gore of Willingboro... Read more →

 New Molecular Virology Laboratory at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Opens

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital recently unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Molecular Virology Laboratory. Established through a $4.7 million pandemic preparedness grant from the NJ Department of Health, the new laboratory will provide PCR-based testing for SARS-CoV-2, as well as other common viruses, using an instrument capable of performing more than 3,000 tests in 24 hours. Working in collaboration with the Jefferson Health Genomic Laboratory in Philadelphia, the new lab also has the capability to develop new PCR tests for both known and emerging pathogens, and will help with community preparedness for any future pandemics. Guests at a special open house event Thursday were able to tour the new facility. Shown here, left to right: Lisa Dutterer, VP of Operations at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital; Judith M. Persichilli, NJ Commissioner of Health; Dr. Zi-Xuan Wang, Jefferson Cherry Hill Molecular Virology Lab Project Director; Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo; and Louis D.... Read more →


How Many Times Can You Vote?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 17, 2022)--A not-for-profit organization, Public Interest Legal Foundation, announced the results of a New Jersey voter records study this week. The results were interesting but predictable. image courtesy of They found over 33,000 voters with fictitious birthdates. That doesn't seem like such a big deal but think about it for a minute. John Smith is age 21 and registered to vote. Then he goes back a week later and registers to vote as John Smith, age 51. Remember that in New Jersey and most states, it is illegal to ask for ID when voting. So, John Smith votes for himself and his father. Then there are duplicates. One person votes twice. There are 8,239 of them but that accounts for 16,478 votes. Would you believe in triplicates? Yes, 61 people are registered to vote three times. That amounts to 183 votes.... Read more →

RIVER LINE Schedule Adjustments Due To Track Work

Schedule Adjustments and Busing due to Track Work – Saturday, October 15 to Friday, October 28, and Saturday, November 5 to Friday, November 18, 2022 From Saturday, October 15 to Friday, October 28, and from Saturday, November 5 to Friday, November 18, River LINE Light Rail schedules will be adjusted – and buses will operate between Riverside and Cinnaminson stations – due to track work. Buses will board and discharge in front of each station. Service notes as follows: Saturday, October 15 – Friday, October 28 Every Sunday through Friday trains will be operating every 30 minutes beginning at 5:44AM Northbound and Southbound and ending at 10:09PM Northbound and 10:06PM Southbound. Every Saturday, trains will be operating every 30 minutes beginning at 5:44AM Northbound and Southbound, and ending at 1:22AM Northbound and 1:19AM Southbound. Saturday, November 5 – Friday, November 18 Every Sunday through Friday trains will be operating every... Read more →

The Penn Medicine | Virtua Health First Proton Therapy Center Opening in Voorhees

Fewer than 50 in the United States. (VOORHEES, NJ)….Two renowned health systems are bringing the most advanced form of radiation treatment to cancer patients in South Jersey with the creation of the Penn Medicine |Virtua Health Proton Therapy Center in Voorhees, N.J. The $45 million facility will be the first proton therapy center in South Jersey and among fewer than 50 in the United States. On the Virtua Voorhees Hospital campus, this suburban site will provide local patients the added convenience of being nearer to home and loved ones while undergoing treatment and recovery. The technology can seem like science fiction – involving the acceleration of sub-atomic, cancer-eliminating particles to about 450 million miles per hour. In reality, though, this leading-edge facility will bring a new pathway to care to people with cancer from across the region. “Proton therapy offers new hope for people with complex or recurring cancers, and... Read more →

Maple Shade's PD Straight to Treatment Program

MAPLE SHADE NJ (October 11, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Maple Shade Police department is happy to announce that we are partnering with the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office to host the Straight To Treatment program every Monday between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM at the Maple Shade Police Headquarters (200 North Stiles Avenue). The program is designed to put individuals struggling with addiction in direct contact with recovery professionals. This program is for those without insurance, and there is no need to be a resident of the township to participate. The Maple Shade Police Department is committed to helping those who are fed up with their addiction struggles and want to turn their lives around for the better. Don't hesitate to come in and take advantage of this great program Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles Ave Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →

Two Willingboro Residents Charged With Illegal Handgun Possession

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Willingboro Township Acting Public Safety Director Captain Ian S. Bucs announced that two men who share a house in the Hawthorne Park section of Willingboro were arrested Wednesday and charged with illegally possessing handguns. Brandon T. Russell, 20, (far left) was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Receiving Stolen Property (Third Degree) and Possession of Prohibited Weapons (Fourth Degree). Zhamar Duncan, 21, (above, right) was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). Russell was taken into custody at the residence in the first block of Haskell Lane, where a .40 caliber handgun, hollow point bullets and an extended ammunition magazine were discovered during the execution of a search warrant. The handgun was found to be stolen out of North Carolina. Duncan was arrested in Burlington Township with a loaded 9 mm handgun in his possession. The defendants were... Read more →

Monkeypox Vaccine Available At Virtua Pride Primary Care

(MARLTON, N.J..…To best meet the care needs of its community, Virtua Health’s Pride Primary Care practice – dedicated to the health needs of LGBTQ+ people and allies – now offers the monkeypox vaccine. The vaccine can prevent the illness in those deemed at high risk for exposure to the virus. And it can lessen symptoms in those with a confirmed diagnosis – especially when given quickly after the appearance of symptoms, ideally within four days. The vaccine is provided at no cost to recipients. CNBNews graphic “Virtua Pride Primary Care is a place where people can receive compassionate, quality health screenings and services in a judgment-free environment,” said Dr. Sam Weiner, chief medical officer for Virtua Medical Group. “Offering the monkeypox vaccine is a new way we can demonstrate that commitment to personalized, inclusive care.” Anyone can contract monkeypox, regardless of age, race/ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, according to the... Read more →

EPA to Continue Cleanup at the Cinnaminson Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site

NEW YORK (October 4, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan to address the soil and groundwater contamination associated with an industrial property within the Cinnaminson Groundwater Contamination site. The contaminated groundwater is also a source of chemical vapors potentially entering homes and businesses in the Townships of Cinnaminson and Delran, N.J. "EPA will remove the contaminated soil – which is contaminating groundwater – and will treat that groundwater to reduce contaminants that are also causing harmful vapors that can get into buildings," said EPA Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia. "EPA is committed to delivering a long-term cleanup solution, and today's decision brings us one step closer to delivering on that promise." EPA's finalized plan calls for removing contaminated soil and replacing it with clean backfill. The plan includes a groundwater cleanup technique called in-situ chemical treatment, where chemicals are injected into the area with... Read more →

"Fill The Truck Food Event" Benefits Maple Shade Food Bank

The third annual "Fill the Truck Food Event" benefitting the Maple Shade Food Bank starts Monday, October 3rd. The Maple Shade Police Department announces the 3rd annual "Fill The Truck Food Event" starting Monday, October 3rd. Shaders are being asked to help their fellow Shaders this holiday season by donating non-perishable items. Please see attached Flyer for more details and the drop-off locations. The event runs until Tuesday, November 15th. If you drop off your donation in person at the Maple Shade Custard Stand, you can meet your Police Chaplains and First Responders and receive free water ice compliments of the Maple Shade Custard Stand. Read more →

Maple Shade Police Department Turkey Drive

MSPD TURKEY DRIVE The Maple Shade Police Department is collecting turkeys, chickens, and hams to stock the freezers of the Maple Shade Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at the Maple Shade Police Department Records Bureau, Monday through Friday, 8 AM TO 4 PM. The drive starts Monday, October 3rd, and ends on Tuesday, November 15th. via GIPHY Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles Ave Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →


DURING THE FREE FAMILY FUNDAY EVENT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10 AM – 12 PM CAMPUS TO PARTNER WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS     WHAT: In celebration of the beloved musical Annie (and Annie’s adorable rescue dog Sandy), coming to the Miller Theater October 11 – 16, 2022, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is inviting animal lovers everywhere to find their very own Sandy on Sunday, October 2 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM outside the Kimmel Center building. Partnering with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA), attendees will have the opportunity to meet dogs in need of a loving home. Guests will receive snacks (while supplies last) courtesy of Family Discovery Series sponsor Dietz & Watson.$35 Annie community rush tickets will be available for purchase during the event. WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2022 · 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM... Read more →

Wanda Sprague, of Pemberton Pleads Guilty to DUI and Causing the Death of Teenager

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 55-year-old Pemberton Township woman pled guilty today to driving. At the same time, impaired and causing the death of a teenage motorist late last year during a head-on collision occurred after drinking at a Browns Mills bar. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Wanda Sprague, of Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, pled guilty to one count of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) in exchange for a term of eight years in New Jersey state prison. The plea was entered in Superior Court in Mount Holly before the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for November 16. In addition to the criminal charges, Sprague agreed to plead guilty to Driving While Intoxicated, a motor vehicle summons. The investigation began on December 16, 2021, after officers from the Pemberton Township Police Department were dispatched to the area of Lakehurst Road and Rancocas Lane... Read more →

Edmondo DiPaolo of Pemberton Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Severely Impaired Patient   

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 36-year-old man pled guilty to physically abusing a severely developmentally-impaired girl while working as her caregiver in the family’s Southampton home. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Edmondo DiPaolo, of Daniels Avenue in Pemberton Township, admitted guilt in exchange for a 23-year sentence in New Jersey state prison. He entered guilty pleas on September 16 in Superior Court to two counts of Aggravated Assault (Second Degree) and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for November 18 in Mount Holly. The investigation revealed that DiPaolo broke the victim’s femur while changing her diaper in March 2020. Because of her condition, she was unable to swallow. The investigation further revealed that DiPaolo forced water into her mouth, as well as a small stuffed animal. The victim, who was 16... Read more →

Two Black Females Beat Victim on North 19th Street; If You Recognize Either One Call Philly PD (Film)

PHILADELPHIA PA (September 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--On September 9, 2022, at 11:20 PM, the victim, a 32-year-old-female, was walking on the 400 block of N 19th St when she was approached from behind by two unknown black females when one of the suspects grabbed her by her hair and pushed her to the ground. Both suspects then began to punch the victim and ripped her pocketbook from her shoulder. Both suspects then fled and were last seen north on 20th St then west on Shamokin St. Taken was a brown pocketbook containing the victim’s credit cards, IDs, and house/car keys. The victim sustained abrasions to her elbows and knees. Suspect Description: Suspect #1: Black female in her teens, thin build, puffy hair, wearing a multi-color outfit. Suspect #2: Black female in her teens, thin build, hair pulled up. wearing a bandana, a dark t-shirt with a “Five Below” logo, dark shorts, and... Read more →

Robert "Bob" Sullivan, age 83, Retired Truck Driver, Member of Spanky's Gang Hunters Club, Loved to Play the Ponies

Cherry Hill – formerly of Lumberton and Moorestown, NJ. passed on September 14, 2022. Age 83. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Arthur R. and Martha (Johnson) Sullivan. Bob spent the second half of his youth in Hainesport graduating from Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Soon after he honored his country by serving in the U.S. Airforce. Although he did decide to leave the service in his own unique way. He later worked for Nash Cohen, Jaynes Motor Freight and SP Richards where he retired in 2003 with over forty years of service as a truck driver. He loved being a truck driver and never-ever would have wanted to be behind a desk. In his early youth, Bob loved driving down the shore through the NJ Pine Barrens ending up at The Dunes or other music and dance venue with friends. Boy, the stories he... Read more →

Evesham Suspect Charged with Tryin to Meet Underage Girl

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Evesham Township Police Chief Walt Miller announced that a 48-year-old Marlton man traveled to the Staples store on Route 70 in Evesham Township Wednesday afternoon believing he would be having sex with the 13-year-old girl he met through a chat app and had been texting with over the last several weeks. CNBNews graphic file Instead, he was greeted by investigators from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit, the Evesham Township Police Department, and the United States Homeland Security Investigations – Cherry Hill Office, who immediately took him into custody. In reality, the young girl Daniel R. Gallagher had arranged to meet was a law enforcement officer who was on patrol in cyberspace looking for sexual predators. Gallagher, of the first block of Willow Ridge Road, was charged with Attempting to Lure a Minor (Second Degree), Attempted Sexual Assault (Second Degree), Debauching... Read more →

Suspect Charged with Fatally Shooting Friend in Maple Shade  

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that an 18-year-old Pemberton Township man has been charged with fatally shooting his friend in the victim’s Maple Shade home early this morning. Jah-son Jones, of the 200 block of Hargrove Avenue, was charged this afternoon with Reckless Manslaughter, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, all second-degree offenses. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The investigation began after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the victim’s residence in the 300 block of South Coles Avenue at approximately 3:45 a.m. today. Upon arrival, it was determined that Nasiah Carson, 19, had been taken to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden by others in the home after the shooting occurred. He was pronounced... Read more →

RUN WITH THE DOCS Saturday at Virtua Voorhees

"Going the Extra Mile” for Virtua’s Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program WHAT: Since 2015, RUN WITH THE DOCS—a 5K run and a one-mile walk—has raised nearly $260,000 to support Virtua’s Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program, which provides support and care to families experiencing pregnancy or infant loss. This extremely compassionate program helps to ensure that families who experience loss have access to a multidisciplinary range of services that provide comfort and support during an exceedingly difficult time. RUN WITH THE DOCS is an event that reunites patients and families who experienced the loss of pregnancy or an infant with the clinicians and caregivers who provided much needed support and comfort. Over 1,000 participants are expected to attend this year’s event. Thanks to the generous Run with the Docs participants, sponsors, and donors, the Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program is able to provide essential and supportive services to... Read more →

Perkins Center for the Arts Have New Exhibitions

Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown and Collingswood has four new exhibitions opening this month and running through the fall: Pastel Impressions Artists Linda Crane, Renee Leopardi, Rita Michalenko, Linda Robinson September 10 - October 28 Collingswood Glass Works By Peter Galetto September 10 - October 28 Collingswood I Should Be Over All The Butterflies Drew Dilks, Portrait Artist September 10 - October 28 Collingswood Fall Annual Juried Exhibition September 10 - October 28 Moorestown Read more →

Daniel J. O’Brien of Vermont, age 77 formerly of Fairlawn and Gloucester City

Daniel J. O’Brien, age 77 years of Sandgate, Vermont, formerly of Fairlawn and Gloucester City, New Jersey, passed away on September 7, 2022. He was born on April 12, 1945 and raised in Audubon, New Jersey to the late Robert J. O’Brien and Margaret Mary Cooney O’Brien. Dan is predeceased by his former wife, Elizabeth Batten, and is the devoted father of their children, Danny O’Brien, Jr., David (Diane) O’Brien, and Bernadette (Bill) Yingling. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Sonja, and Cecelia. Dear brother of Robert J. (Cindy) O’Brien, Maureen O’Brien, Mary Ann (Gilbert) Guinoiseau, and the late Margaret O’Brien. A loving partner to Holly Fertel. Dan was also a caring friend and mentored to Lan Fertel, Sean (Tammy) Fertel, and their children Seth and Sophie. He was a proud alumna of Gloucester Catholic High School and Glassboro State College. He was an exceptional athlete in high school, earning four varsity... Read more →

Samaritan Hospice Day of Giving September 21

Mount Laurel, N.J. – Samaritan, the not-for-profit healthcare provider offering hospice care, grief support, palliative medicine, and primary care at home, has announced a “Day of Giving” slated for Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The funds raised through Day of Giving will help expand access to Samaritan’s Palliative Care Programs offered throughout Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, and include an emphasis on reaching individuals who are underserved and those who are most vulnerable. Support will also help fund the hiring of healthcare professionals needed to expand the reach as well as the education and training of healthcare providers, community and faith-based leaders, public agencies and consumers to fully understand and explain the benefits of palliative care. Palliative care provides life-enhancing care options and an extra layer of support for patients living with any serious illness, at any stage, from the time of diagnosis, during treatment, on through to the end of... Read more →

Albright Student Athletes from South Jersey Compete in NCAA Athletics

READING, PA (09/06/2022)-- Albright College students are competing as members of the Lions' NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams this fall. Local athletes include: Boyle Stephan of Woodbury, N.J. (08096) is a member of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer team at Albright College this fall. A graduate of Woodbury High School, Boyle is a junior computer science major at Albright. Britton Jada of Columbus, N.J. (08022) is a member of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer team at Albright College this fall. A graduate of United Nations Internatl Sch, Britton is a senior business administration major at Albright. Broadhurst Damian of Audubon, N.J. (08106) is a member of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer team at Albright College this fall. A graduate of Audubon Junior-Senior High School, Broadhurst is a first year accounting and the alpha program major at Albright. Cloud Brett of Riverside, N.J. (08075) is a member... Read more →

Body Found in PA Identified as a Person of Interest in Florence Homicide 

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Florence Township Police Chief Brian Boldizar announced that the last known person to have seen Sheila Maguire alive before she was killed inside her Florence home is believed to have been found dead yesterday in Pennsylvania, perhaps from an apparent suicide. CNBNews graphics A body preliminarily identified as Peter Lestician, 53, who had been in a relationship with Maguire, was discovered in a vehicle by an abandoned barn near an ATV trail in Cooper Township in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police troopers were called to the scene yesterday at approximately 4 p.m. by two men riding four-wheelers in the area. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of an adult male in the vehicle's front seat, which was locked. The troopers reported no signs of foul play. Lestician’s New Jersey driver’s license was located in the vehicle. An autopsy will be performed to... Read more →

New Jersey State Police Charge 8 on Drugs and Weapon Crimes

More than $117,000 Worth of Drugs Bridgeton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have charged eight suspects for various weapons and drug offenses during a month-long investigation that led to the seizure of $117,620 worth of drugs and multiple weapons, including a "ghost gun" in Cumberland County. A ghost gun is a firearm that is assembled from various parts that are not imprinted with a serial number and registered with a federally licensed manufacturer, making them difficult for law enforcement to trace. While investigating narcotics distribution in Cumberland County, troopers from the State Police Metro South Unit obtained information that Jermina Lewis, 48, of Bridgeton, N.J., was distributing crack cocaine in the area. Troopers determined that Lewis was operating out of two residences in Fairfield Township and Bridgeton City through various investigative means. On June 29, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Metro South Unit, along with members... Read more →

Authorities Investigating Suspicious Death in Florence Twp.

FLORENCE NJ (CNBNews)The Florence Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered late this afternoon inside a residence in the 200 block of Birch Hollow Drive in Florence Township. The death is considered to be suspicious. No arrests have been made. There is no reason for members of the general public to fear for their safety based upon this incident. No further information is expected to be released tonight. Read more →

*NJ Fire Fighter Jobs Open (all jurisdictions)

Symbol: M9999D Title: FIRE FIGHTER Issue Date: 07/01/2022 Closing Date: 08/31/2022 Jurisdiction: ALL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS Salary: * Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated Workweek: 40 Hours per week Application Fee: $35.00 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: NOTE: Before proceeding, you MUST click here and read the "FIRE FIGHTER FACT SHEET". Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must meet residency preferences specified on the Fire Fighter Fact Sheet as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2022. Applicants must be at least 18 years old but not over 35 years old (one is over 35 years old on the day after his/her 35th birthday). An exception to the 35 year age limit is that volunteer Fire Fighters must not be over 40 years old as of their appointment date... Read more →

Palmyra Resident Indicted for Online Sexual Exploitation of Young Males

PALMYRA, NJ (August 19, 2022)-(CNBNewsnet)-Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a Palmyra man has been indicted on charges related to coaxing underage boys on social media to send him nude pictures and videos, then using that material to blackmail his victims into performing sexual acts on themselves for his enjoyment. A grand jury indicted Sean Higgins, 31, on 75 total counts that included charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact, Cyber Harassment, and Obscenity to a Minor. Thirteen of the counts were first degree charges. Higgins is accused of committing these crimes in 2020 while serving as the youth pastor and music leader at Harbor Baptist Church in Hainesport, and serving as a teacher at the Harbor Baptist Academy, a private K-12 school that is housed in the same facility. The indictment includes 13 victims, ranging in age from 12 to17,... Read more →

Samaritan's Free Virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop

Samaritan Hosts Free Virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop Workshop to take place on Wednesday, September 14 Mount Laurel, NJ – Your last will and testament is the cornerstone of your estate plan. Certain life events, such as the birth of a child or grandchild, a family marriage or divorce, the passing of a spouse, or the purchase or sale of a home or business, are all reasons to review and update your will and estate plan to prepare for the future. Samaritan is hosting a FREE virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. “Through this interactive online workshop, we are providing individuals with unique access to local estate planning attorneys who know firsthand the importance of having a will and estate planning,” explains Chris Rollins, chief development officer for Samaritan. “At Samaritan, we understand the importance of having both your healthcare and estate... Read more →

Although Fined Many Times Landlord Kenneth Wallace Keeps Violating Gloucester City Housing Laws

Updated/corrected Neighbors said the property became a haven for squatters and drug dealers William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet For several years the Merchantville owner of 23 North Harley Avenue has been issued numerous citations for violations of the Gloucester City Housing and Maintenance Code. (photo credit CNBNewsnet) CORRECTION: It has been brought to our attention (today, August 15) that Merrith McDonald paid landlord Kenneth Wallace several thousand dollars in rent for the time that she was living at 23 N. Harley Ave. She was not involved in any sales of illegal drugs. And, she was not affiliated in any way with the people who were living in the house illegally. ++++ GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 14, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Since 2020, a rental property in Gloucester City has become a nuisance to the Riverview Heights community nearby. Kenneth Wallace of Merchantville owns the single-family property at 23 N. Harley Avenue. Over the... Read more →

Marlton Man Charged with Child Porn Crimes

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Evesham Township Police Chief Walt Miller announced that a 71-year-old Marlton man had been charged with possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material. Arnold DiBlasi, of the first block of Prince Charles Court, was charged with four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (three First Degree and one Second Degree). DiBlasi, who is the former youth group director at Holy Eucharist Parish in Cherry Hill, was taken into custody on July 26 at his residence following the execution of a search warrant. Electronic devices seized during the search will be examined by the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit detectives. A preliminary review of DiBlasi’s cell phone revealed the presence of child sexual abuse material. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly and released following a detention hearing in Superior Court. The case will now be referred to a... Read more →

SJ Police Receiving Calls About Natural Gas Odor

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 10, 2022)Smell natural gas outside? Gloucester Township Police has been receiving NUMEROUS 911 calls for a smell of natural gas in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. Officials are investigating a natural gas leak in the Gloucester County East Greenwich/Paulsboro area. Depending on wind direction, a strong smell of natural gas may be present near your home. Please DO NOT call 911 or GTPD unless you have AN EMERGENCY. According to the police, the dispatch center is overwhelmed with calls of natural gas smells in the area. Surrounding towns are also receiving reports of the same natural gas smell. Read more →

American Legion World Series Begins August 11; Meet The Eight Teams

By Richard Walker Aug 09, 2022 Teams arrive in Shelby on Tuesday for The American Legion World Series. Photo by Chet Strange/The American Legion Three of the eight teams in the 2022 American Legion World Series are making their first appearance in the tournament, which begins Aug. 11 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Troy (Ala.) Post 70, Camden (S.C.) Post 17 and League City (Texas) Post 554 are the first-time ALWS teams in the 95th edition of the event. Rounding out the field are two-time defending champion Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56, one-time champions Midland (Mich.) Post 165 and Omaha (Neb.) Post 1, and former ALWS participants Shrewsbury (Mass.) Post 397 and Chesapeake (Va.) Post 280. Idaho Falls is pursuing ALWS history, as no team has ever won three straight titles. The Post 56 Bandits come in after winning the Northwest Regional on Connor Hall’s game-winning... Read more →

Riverside Gun Violence, Public Asked To Help

Information sought from public to help make streets safer Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Riverside Township Police Chief H. David Jaensch announced that a recent increase in gun violence in Riverside has prompted an ongoing investigation into the shootings by several law enforcement agencies. “We will not permit the neighborhoods of Burlington County to be treated as shooting galleries and war zones,” Prosecutor Bradshaw said. “We are committed to apprehending armed, violent offenders who terrorize our towns through their disregard for the safety of innocent residents.” The initiative, which has resulted in search warrants being executed in Riverside, Camden and Trenton, stems from recent shootings on Cleveland Avenue and Taylor Street. Two guns have been seized, and multiple suspects have been identified and are being investigated. Additional surveillance cameras and license plate readers are being deployed in the township to assist in the effort, Chief Jaensch said. “Our... Read more →

Mark D’Amico received a five-year state prison term

The defendant in $402k GoFundMe Scam was Sentenced in Superior Court. Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that one of the defendants who conceived the fictitious GoFundMe “Paying it Forward” campaign was sentenced today to five years in New Jersey state prison for participating in the fraudulent scheme that misled donors into contributing more than $402,000 to a fabricated cause. Mark D’Amico, 43, of Florence, was sentenced in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Christopher J. Garrenger, J.S.C., in accordance with a plea agreement negotiated by the Prosecutor’s Office. He pled guilty in December 2019 to Misapplication of Entrusted Property (Second Degree). At the time, it was the largest fraud perpetrated through the crowdfunding company. GoFundMe voluntarily reimbursed the donors. “People genuinely wanted to believe it was true,” Prosecutor Bradshaw said. “But it was all a lie, and it was illegal. Our office is pleased to bring... Read more →

If A Nuclear Bomb Was Dropped on Philadelphia What would happen to New Jersey?

image courtesy of Nukemap GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 31, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--With all this talk of a war between the United States with China or Russia, one has to wonder what would happen here in Southern New Jersey if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the City of Philadelphia the largest metropolitan city in the Delaware Valley. To answer that question used NUKEMAP by Alex Wellerstein to see what would happen if a nuclear warhead hit New York, Philadelphia, Washington or New Jersey. The models show what would happen in aerial detonation, meaning the bomb would be set off in the sky, causing considerable damage to structures and people below; or what would happen in a ground detonation, which would have the alarming result of nuclear fallout. The models do not take into account the number of casualties that would result from fallout. A nuclear blast centered in Philadelphia would cause... Read more →