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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 →


Maple Shade Parade and Fireworks July 2

Prepare ahead for traffic and parking restrictions in the area. Saturday, July 2, 2022! Parade - 12:00 PM Fireworks - 9:30 PM (approximate) The Maple Shade Police Department wishes to remind residents and those visiting this Saturday that there will be some road closures, detours and parking restrictions in the area of our events. Please be cautious when driving in the area and give yourself plenty of time in the event of delays. Temporary NO PARKING areas will be posted in several neighborhoods and will be enforced. Temporary detours and traffic pattern changes should be expected arriving and leaving our... Read more →


Man Arrested in Fatal Maple Shade Apartment Murder

Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 22-year-old Clementon man has been charged with fatally shooting a resident of the Fox Meadow apartments earlier this year in the parking lot of the complex. Teon Macklin-Goodwine, of the Tory Estates apartments, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (Second Degree). Macklin-Goodwine was taken into custody yesterday by officers from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department... Read more →


MAPLE SHADE PD ANNOUNCES CODE ORANGE AIR-QUALITY ALERT

Air Quality Alert Advisory: Air Quality Alert until 12:00AM Sunday The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange air quality alert Saturday for Southwestern New Jersey. A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors. For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles...visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/ Read more →


The Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site, located in Mount Laurel, Opens Friday

Vaccine Mega-Site to Provide COVID-19 Protection to Babies and Toddlers starting Friday, June 24 Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site to offer specially trained vaccinators for newly eligible recipients ages 6 months through 4 years old. (June 23, 2022 – Mount Laurel, N.J.) – The Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site, located in Mount Laurel, will respond to widening vaccination eligibility by providing the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 6 months through 4 years old, beginning Friday, June 24. Nurses, paramedics, and others health care professionals with training and experience caring for pediatric patients will administer the long-awaited doses to young vaccine... Read more →


PATCO Announces Priority Trackwork Schedule for Today and Thursday

A priority trackwork schedule is in effect for Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23. The adjusted schedule is required due to an interlocking taken out of service. Interlockings allow trains to cross over from one track to the other. The outage impacts how quickly PATCO can turn around westbound trains arriving at 15/16th & Locust St. Station for eastbound service to Lindenwold. During Wednesday’s evening rush hour, eastbound trains will operate every 7-8 minutes. For Thursday's morning rush hour, westbound trains will operate every 7-8 minutes. VIEW SCHEDULE Read more →


Help prevent overnight car burglaries

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


Maple Shade PD: NJDEP ISSUES AIR QUALITY ALERT

Air Quality Alert until 12:15 AM Tuesday The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulates.. until midnight EDT tonight. Sensitive individuals, including those with heart or lung disease, the elderly, and the young should limit strenuous activity and the amount of time active outdoors. Levels of fine particulates will rise into the unhealthy for sensitive groups category in southern New Jersey due to a wildfire producing smoke across southern portions of the state. An Air Quality Advisory means that air quality within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy... Read more →


Maple Shade Police Working With 7-Eleven to Reward Local Kids for Good Behavior

Law Enforcement Officers in Maple Shade to Reward Local Kids for Good Behavior with Free 7-Eleven Slurpee® Drink Coupons Maple Shade 15 June 2022 – The chill is on this summer as 7-Eleven, Inc. kicks off another year of Operation Chill®, the company’s signature community outreach program, which gives local law enforcement agencies an opportunity to make a positive connection with kids through free Slurpee® drink coupons. Each year, 7-Eleven donates free Slurpee drink coupons to agencies across the country for their officers to reward children they see observing safety rules, participating in positive activities, or performing good deeds and... Read more →


Jefferson Stratford Hospital Patient Care Technician Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health’s Maria Giangiulio, a Patient Care Technician on the 4-East/West units at Jefferson Stratford Hospital, was recently honored with a BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. A Sewell, NJ, resident who joined Jefferson nearly seven years ago, Giangiulio was nominated for going “above and beyond” to assist her nursing colleagues during a patient’s end-of-life care. "Maria is an incredible asset to Jefferson,” said the nominator, one of the patient’s family members. “She is empathic, sympathetic, and has an incredible heart." BEE honorees — nominated by patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees — are non-nursing employees who work side-by-side with clinical... Read more →


The Investigation Into Beverly Homicide Continues

Man Charged Following Beverly City Standoff Investigation continues into homicide at Bentley Ave. home Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Beverly City Public Safety Director Rich Wolbert announced that charges have been filed against a man who barricaded himself in a Beverly City residence early yesterday morning when police went to the Bentley Avenue home after receiving information that a homicide had been committed there a short time earlier. The situation came to the attention of the Beverly City Police Department at approximately 1:15 a.m. yesterday when they were contacted by a woman who indicated she had received... Read more →


Explosion at Timberlane Welding, Mullica Hill; One Man Dies, Investigation Continues

MULLICA HILL, NJ (June 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Harrison Township Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to Timberlane Welding, 413 Swedesboro Road, Mullica Hill, New Jersey, for a report of a loud explosion. Upon arrival, a victim was located on the Timberlane property, deceased as a result of the blast. image courtesy of Google Maps Street View The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the deceased as 47-year-old Bruce A. Cheeseman of Cedarville, New Jersey. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Gloucester County Fire... Read more →


13 Project SEARCH Interns Graduate from Work-Transition Program at Jefferson Health – NJ

Thirteen young adults received Project SEARCH graduation certificates at an outdoor ceremony, marking their participation in a longstanding work-transition program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and, for the first time, Jefferson Stratford Hospital. These Project SEARCH interns attended classes at both hospitals every day throughout the school year, working and learning alongside Jefferson Health's employees. Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been involved with Project SEARCH -– an international work-transition program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities -- since 2016. Since its launch, 51 students from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School have “graduated” from the Project SEARCH program... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Hospitals Receive AHA/ASA Gold Plus Stroke Awards

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


The Story Behind The Story:

The Annoying "Boom-Car" Parties(video)

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Finally, someone has heard our calls for help. At least since 2017, those of us on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River have been suffering from the effects of "Boom-Car" Parties. If you are new to the South Jersey area these are trucks and cars loaded with sound equipment so intense that houses from Gloucester County up to Burlington County shake and things fall from the shelves and walls much like a small earthquake. Usually, this noise, being termed music, is coming from the Philadelphia area. The Cinnaminson police have been the most aggressive... Read more →


George F. Young of Mount Holly Sentenced for Sexual Assault of Underage Girl  

Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 66-year-old Mount Holly man has been sentenced to 21 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting an underage female, and engaging in sexual conduct with two other minors. George F. Young of Mount Holly pled guilty earlier this year to Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree) and Criminal Sexual Contact (Fourth Degree). The sentence was handed down on June 3 by the Hon. John J. Burke III, J.S.C. The judge ordered Young to be placed on the New Jersey sex offender... Read more →


50-Year-Old Jermaine Venable, of Clementon Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

Camden City, N.J. – A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2018 fatal shooting of a Camden man, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On June 9, 2022, Jermaine Venable of Clementon was sentenced to life in prison before Camden County Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue. On February 23, 2022, Venable was found guilty on charges of first-degree Murder, first degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Under... Read more →


Yardley Man Arrested for Maple Shade Armed Burglary

Chief Christopher Fletcher announces that charges have been filed in an armed burglary that occurred Monday May 30, 2022 on Monroe Path. CRIME Benjamin DeGraffinried, 31, of Yardley, Pennsylvania is charged with Burglary, Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Mischief. On May 30, 2022 Maple Shade Police were dispatched to Monroe Path for the report of an in progress theft. The caller who was the resident of the apartment was not in the apartment at the time but was viewing real time video, stated that a male was removing the camera from her front door.... Read more →


Terrance J. Matthews, age 26, of Willingboro Receives 60 years Sentence for Three Homicides

Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw announced that a 26-year-old man pled guilty today in Superior Court to killing three people in Willingboro Township during two separate incidents in 2019, including his ex-girlfriend’s grandmother and brother and a man sitting inside a parked car on residential street. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Terrance J. Matthews of Willingboro will be sentenced to 60 years in New Jersey state prison for each homicide. The terms for the murders will run concurrently, and Matthews must serve 85 percent of the time before becoming eligible for parole. The Hon. John J. Burke... Read more →


MAPLE SHADE TRAFFIC ALERT: NJ Special Olympics Torch Run Friday, June 10 On Main St

The NJ Special Olympics Torch Run will be taking place on Friday, June 10th at approximately 7:30 AM on Main St., expect traffic delays. The Maple Shade Police Department will be participating in the 2022 New Jersey Special Olympic's Torch Run on Friday, June 10th at approximately 07:30 AM. The run will start at West Main Street with the Pennsauken border and continue to Rita's water ice on Camden Avenue. Come out and support the officers running as they raise money for the New Jersey Special Olympics. Motorists expect traffic delays during this period and take alternate routes if possible.... Read more →


MOORESTOWN Lawn Chair Concert Series

2022 Lawn Chair Concert Series – June 6 and 13 FREE Outdoor Concerts RETURN to Moorestown this Summer! Bring your lawn chair to Perkins Center for the Arts Evergreen Lawn and enjoy appropriately, socially distant, free concerts featuring Perkins’ Conservatory of Music faculty and their professional colleagues. This annual Summer event will feature two concerts at our Moorestown location. Bring your family and friends (including pets) to our Moorestown Center and enjoy a picnic on our Evergreen Lawn during the concert! This year’s concert series kicks off in June with the music of The Golden Eagle Band! Monday, June 6... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Awarded $574,503 Grant to Expand Education and Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been awarded a $574,503 grant from the New Jersey Department of Health to establish an outreach program to provide education, as well as COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, to a wide array of community members in southern New Jersey. The grant awarded to Jefferson Health – New Jersey will be used to fund and train a team of social workers and community health workers to connect with various segments of the population throughout Camden and Gloucester counties, and provide education and needed vaccinations. Although New Jersey has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in... Read more →


Sanderson Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Children of Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey Employees

Two children of Jefferson Health – New Jersey employees have been named recipients of the Annual Sanderson Memorial Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships are given to two eligible dependent children of regular full- or part-time associates with at least one year of service. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Sarah Sanderson, an original Board Member of then-Kennedy Health. Sanderson generously bestowed funds to promote the continuation of health education among promising young students. The scholarship winners are: Kassidy Farnum, of Medford, NJ, daughter of Colleen Farnum, Nurse Director of Surgical Services at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Kassidy will graduate from... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Clinicians Receive Bereavement Training from Regional Nonprofit ‘Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Support’

Several Jefferson Health clinicians recently completed a six-week online perinatal bereavement training program, offered at no cost by South Jersey/Philadelphia based nonprofit, Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support. Jefferson Health – New Jersey was lead sponsor of the organizations 2021 “Wave of Light” ceremony held at Cooper River Park. There, Jefferson was presented with two Cuddle Cots –- aimed at providing solace for parents who experience infant loss in a hospital setting –- as well as access to Three Little Birds bereavement training. The online training program included a wealth of research, along with topical videos to address... Read more →


Two Wrightstown Drug Dealers Charged in Death of Nicholas DiCola, Age 35

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two Wrightstown drug dealers have been charged with causing the death of a customer who fatally overdosed on fentanyl laced with an animal tranquilizer sold to him in September 2021. Rajik Morphis, 39, of West Main Street in Wrightstown, and Ozell Sutton, 39, also of Wrightstown, were charged with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree) and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). Sutton was arrested as a search warrant was executed at his residence on May 17 by members of the BCPO... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Gala Raises more than $600,000 for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in NJ

More than 400 supporters of Jefferson Health – New Jersey attended its annual Gala, held May 7th at the Borgata Hotel & Casino. The event -– the first in-person gala since 2019 –- raised about $635,000 to support the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in New Jersey. The iconic Beach Boys provided entertainment for the Gala. Shown here are several key Jefferson NJ leadership members, along with two members of the band. From left: Larry Slagle, Associate VP of Development; Mike Love of The Beach Boys; Lisa Dutterer, VP of Operations, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital; Autum Shingler-Nace, VP of Operations, Jefferson... Read more →


Burlington County Prosecutor's Office Releases Name of Maple Shade Motel Homicide

Investigators seeking information from public to help solve case Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher today released the identity of the woman who was killed last week inside a room at a Route 73 motel, and asked the public for assistance with the homicide investigation. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Michelle L. Johnston, who had lived in multiple locations recently in the Burlington and Camden county areas. The investigation into her death began just before 11:30 a.m. on May 11 after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the... Read more →


Arrest Made in Burlington City Fatal Shooting 

CITY OF BURLINGTON – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 35-year-old city resident has been charged with killing a Willingboro man as he was sitting in a parked car on Linden Avenue earlier this week. Bryant Williams, of the first block of East Federal Street, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). Williams was apprehended last night just before 8 p.m. by City of Burlington patrol officers who observed him walking in the... Read more →


Sister Mary Theresa Andreoli, DM, 92, Served in Elementary Parish Schools in New Jersey, Pennsylania and Massachusetts

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Sister Mary Theresa Andreoli, 92, a member of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, Villa Rossello, Newfield, and former Catholic school educator in the Diocese of Camden, died May 3 at Misericordia Nursing Center, York, Pa., where she had been a resident since 2008. Prior to that, she had been missioned at the Provincial House in Newfield from 1990 to 2008. Sister Mary Theresa – born in Penne, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy – was the daughter of the late Dominic and Rose (Massimi) Andreoli. She and her family came to the United States when she was... Read more →


Winners of Jefferson Health – New Jersey ‘Giving Tank’ Awards Named at Annual Gala, Held May 7th

Six winners of the Jefferson Health – New Jersey recently named six winners of its first-ever “Giving Tank” competition at the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey Gala held this past weekend at Borgata Hotel & Resort. Much like the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank,” more than 30 Jefferson Health NJ employees submitted proposals that would either help improve their work, benefit patients, or enhance well-being. Six awards — ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, and totaling up to $275,000 — were granted in categories that included: Clinical, Spaces, and Wellness. The12 finalists presented their ideas before a panel of... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Three Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals -- located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township -- were each awarded an ‘A’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Jefferson New Jersey’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems that hospitals have in place to prevent harm. “At a time when... Read more →


Newlin Evans, 22, of Burlington, CHARGED with Murder and Arson; Fire Resulted in One Death and Two Injuries

Pemberton Borough, N.J. - (May 6, 2022)(CNBNews)--The New Jersey State Police have charged Newlin Evans, 22, of Burlington, N.J., with murder and arson for allegedly setting fire to an apartment complex that killed a man and injured two other victims. On April 20, the Pemberton Borough Police Department began investigating a fire on Egbert Street in Pemberton Borough that killed Camryn Powell, 22, of Pemberton Borough, N.J. As a result of the initial investigation, the fire was deemed suspicious and members from the New Jersey State Police Troop ‘C’ Red Lion Station along with detectives from the Criminal Investigation Office,... Read more →


Drug Dealer Shannon McGuigan, of Pemberton Sentenced to 12 Years for Death of Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township drug dealer was sentenced today to 12 years in New Jersey state prison for causing the death of a customer to whom she sold fentanyl-laced heroin in 2017. Shannon McGuigan, 36, must serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole under the sentence handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. John J. Burke III, J.S.C. McGuigan was found guilty in March of Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance... Read more →


The Person Killed in Edgewater Park was Sameil M. Barrett

Identity Released of Man Slain in Yesterday’s Edgewater Park Shooting Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Department Chief Brett Evans announced that the man who was killed in last night’s shooting in the 200 block of Ivy Road in Edgewater Park Township has been identified as a 23-year-old Willingboro resident. Sameil M. Barrett was fatally shot yesterday while sitting inside a parked car at approximately 6:30 p.m. A 21-year-old woman who was in the car with Barrett was also struck by gunfire. She remains hospitalized, but is expected to survive. The preliminary investigation revealed that two... Read more →


WANTED ! Amaya-Salmeron, Oscar David - Forcible Rape and related charges

The Hatfield Township Police Department has a felony arrest warrant for Oscar David Amaya-Salmeron charging him with Rape, Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Indecent Assault, Unlawful Restraint, and Loitering and Prowling at Night time. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 215-855-0903 or click the submit a tip button. Docket No.: MDJ-38128-CR-0000343-2018 Date Issued: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:00am Source: Hatfield Township Police Department Read more →


Burlington County Authorities Charge Former Boyfriend with Murder in Palmyra Fatal Shooting

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Palmyra Police Chief Meghan Campbell announced that a former boyfriend has charged with killing a 28-year-old woman who was found fatally shot last week in the parking lot of a self-service car wash in the first block of Filmore Street in Palmyra. Antonio Burke, 32, of the 2000 block of Harbor Drive in Palmyra, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Endangering an Injured Victim (Third Degree). Burke was taken into custody early this morning following a... Read more →


CNB Politics: GOP Rep. Candidate Sean Pignatelli Believes in Freedom & Equality for All, Starting in SJ

Do you vote for people who refrain from rocking the boat? Does a politician who maintains the status quo appeal to you? Or would you prefer to elect someone with strong convictions and the drive to fight for them? If your answer is “yes”, New Jersey District 2 Congressional candidate Sean Pignatelli ( https://pignatelliforcongress.com ) deserves your vote. Some politicians’ convictions come from a desire to appease the majority, hoping to win votes, but Sean’s convictions are the result of his dedication to his family and a desire to give a voice to the silenced. Health is a basic human... Read more →


CNB Travel Alert: Rt 73/Mays Landing Road to be closed for railroad-crossing repairs in Winslow

Detours necessary next week during construction (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project that will require the closure and detour of Route 73/Mays Landing Road next week in Winslow, Gloucester County. Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, April 25 until 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, Route 73/Mays Landing Road will be closed in both directions between Albertson Road/Piney Hollow Road and Cains Mill Road to remove the existing railroad crossing. This closure will allow NJDOT’s contractor to reconstruct the crossing and approaches. This crossing was closed in July 2021 for priority sinkhole... Read more →


NJ American Water Awards $41,000 in Environmental Grants to Five Communities

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – APRIL 21, 2022 – In honor of Earth Day this week, New Jersey American Water announced today the recipients of its 2022 Environmental Grant Program. This year, the company awarded a total of $41,000 to five distinguished organizations and community groups within its service areas that are engaged in sustainability projects to improve water source protection or watershed protection. “At New Jersey American Water, we recognize that people aren’t the only ones who need clean water – the environment depends on it too,” said Danielle Kearsley, Environmental Program Lead, New Jersey American Water. “That is why... Read more →


Time for Some Fun, Fun, Fun: Jefferson Health – NJ Gala featuring The Beach Boys Set for Saturday, May 7th, at Atlantic City’s Borgata Tickets Available Now

Community members are invited to put on their dancing shoes for a good cause! Tickets are now available for the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey 2022 Gala, featuring the famed Beach Boys, on Saturday, May 7, at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in New Jersey. Black tie optional. Seating will be confirmed on a first-paid, first-served basis. Must be 21 to attend. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Beach Boys concert begins at 9:30 p.m. Also, winners of... Read more →


Early Morning Shooting at a Maple Shade Apartment Complex, One Man Dead, Another in Critical Condition

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that one man is dead and another is in critical condition following an early morning shooting at the Fox Meadow Apartment Complex off of Route 73 in Maple Shade. The investigation began after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the first block of Laurel Drive at 3:30 a.m. today for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found a 26-year-old man outside who had been shot in the face. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he underwent... Read more →


Authorities Conduct Raid in Lumberton, Find 100 Pounds of Marijuana and $243k in Cash; Five Suspects Arrested

Related: Gloucester City Police Raid West Winds Wellness Cannabis/Apparel Store LUMBERTON NJ (APRIL 13, 2022)(CNBNews)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Lumberton Township Police Officer in Charge Lt. Anthony Nippins announced that nearly a quarter-million dollars in Lt. Anthony Nippins cash and more than 100 pounds of marijuana were seized following a raid on an illegal marijuana dispensary doing business in a Route 38 strip mall in Lumberton Township. Additionally, 48 packets of heroin and more than a pound of psychedelic mushrooms were seized as a result of the investigation into the operation, which was run inside a store that went... Read more →


New Jersey's Public Charter Schools Accelerate Student Learning During Pandemic

Start Strong' State Assessments Students in NJ's five largest charter cities are 32 percent more likely to approach or meet grade-level standards compared to district peers in English language arts, 55 percent more likely in math; State Charter Association calls on Murphy Administration to expand high-quality charter options to mitigate learning loss crisis HAMILTON, NJ - April 7, 2022 – Yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released school and district-level results from last fall's Start Strong assessments. Administered in September and October of 2021, Start Strong is New Jersey's first statewide exam that provides insight on how the... Read more →


Burlington County Prosecutors Office Receives $1.2 Million from Two Competitive Federal Grants

Funding will be used to fight the opioid epidemic, create a mobile crime lab Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the BCPO has been awarded more than $1.2 million from two competitive federal grants that will significantly enhance the County’s efforts to assist those struggling with substance use disorder, and also expand the technological capabilities of the BCPO to combat crime throughout the County. The larger of the two grants, a $900,000 award, was received by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) through the Department’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). The grant was pursued by... Read more →


Riverside Watch Case Building Developer from New York Sentenced for Fraudulent Actions

Ownership transferred, work on project to resume Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a New York man who purchased a historic Riverside Township commercial building to create luxury apartments has transferred ownership of the property and paid nearly $670,000 to clear liens and cover taxes, a move that will allow work on the seven-story landmark to resume under a new developer. The move came in conjunction with the sentencing on April 6 of Raphael S. Weiss, 61, of Brooklyn, (image) on charges of Computer Related Activity (Second Degree) and Forgery (Third Degree) in exchange for a suspended five-year sentence.... Read more →


Republican Candidate Pignatelli (D-2) Lashes out at Incumbent Van Drew

South Jersey seems to have much more going on behind closed doors lately. Sean Pignatelli, Republican Candidate for District 2 of NJ, lashed out at Republican Incumbent Jeff Van Drew for his recent vote against veterans and his public voting record in Congress. Pignatelli called Van Drew a “Democrat in disguise” and asked when Van Drew would “switch back to the Democratic party.” Van Drew, representing the 2nd Congressional district for New Jersey, has been called out by many Republican voters as well in South Jersey. Van Drew recently opposed a bill in Congress that would have given veterans and... Read more →


WAMPUS RAMPUS COMING TO GLOUCESTER CITY

Wampus Rampus -Kick off to Wampus Cat Music Fest Come help us kick-off to Wampus Cat Music Fest, May 13, 14 & 15 with a little Wampus Rampus! Let’s have some fun with these amazing musicians!! advertising space donated by CNBNewsnet (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


PATCO Explains Track Work Schedules

INSIDE PATCO: Why all the trackwork schedules? As a 24/7/365 transit operation, the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) has to balance the challenge of providing around-the-clock service while also performing maintenance work on the rail. PATCO operates on over 14 miles of track from Lindenwold, New Jersey to 15th/16th & Locust Streets in downtown Philadelphia. As a result of the continuous operation, PATCO has to get creative and schedule track maintenance and improvements mostly during the overnight and off-peak hours when it would impact the least amount of customers. WHY DOES IT SEEM PATCO IS ALWAYS DOING TRACK WORK? At... Read more →


PATCO PROVIDES TRAVEL TEXT ALERTS

Be prepared. Be connected. PATCO provides transit-related alerts and advisories by text message (SMS) to registered mobile devices. The alert system is powered by Everbridge, a recognized leader in mass notification systems and allows PATCO to provide alerts and advisories in a reliable manner. Enroll Now! To register your mobile device to receive alerts and advisories in one or more of the listed KEYWORD categories from the menu below, take the following steps: Select the KEYWORD category of alerts & advisories you want to receive. Text the name of the KEYWORD category to 888777. You will receive a response text... Read more →


58-Year-Old Trenton Man Convicted of Robbing Nearly $7,000 from Bordentown City Bank

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Superior Court jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting a 58-year-old Trenton man of robbing a Bordentown City bank of nearly $7,000 in January 2020. George T. Rodgers, of Jarvis Place, was found guilty yesterday of one count of Robbery (Second Degree). The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for May 27. Rodgers has been lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since being taken into custody just hours after holding up the bank. The investigation began around noon on January 14, 2020, after officers were dispatched to... Read more →