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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 →

Atlantic City Drug Dealer Indicted in Evesham Fatal Overdose

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an Atlantic City drug dealer has been indicted for the death of a 37-year-old woman who fatally overdosed two years ago in Evesham Township on fentanyl-laced heroin he sold to her the day before she died. A grand jury charged Kahlil Carpenter, 30, with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree) and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). The indictment was returned July 16 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Ranked ‘High Performing’ in 7 Clinical Categories In U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 ‘Best Hospitals’

July 29, 2021 (Voorhees, NJ) -- Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been ranked as “High Performing” in seven clinical categories in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Its “High Performing” areas are: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Knee Replacement, Kidney Failure, and Stroke. Comprised of three acute care hospitals located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, Jefferson Health - New Jersey is also “Recognized in Southern New Jersey” in the rankings for its high-quality care. Jefferson NJ President & Chief Operating Officer Brian Sweeney says the... Read more →

Dunkin and Scholarship America Announce Winners of the Philadelphia Regional Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(July 29, 2021)--Dunkin' and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, today announced the recipients of its 12th annual Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program. The program helps high school seniors and college students in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware pursue a part-time or full-time undergraduate degree at the institution of their choice. Students were selected from more than 900 applicants based on their academic record, demonstrated leadership, and proven commitment to their school and local community. Dunkin’ and its franchisees in the greater Philadelphia-area will award these recipients with a... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH '100% Outcomes Award'

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH “100% Outcomes Award” for its highly successful internship program for young adults with disabilities. The presentation took place at the recent Virtual Project SEARCH International Conference. Project SEARCH is an international work-transition program that teaches job skills to young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities over the course of a school year, with a new group of student interns starting each fall. There are 623 Project SEARCH Programs in 47 states and nine countries. This marked the fourth time Jefferson Health’s program has been... Read more →

Two Indicted for Shooting at Pemberton Police Officer

Bullet struck the roof of the patrol car, just inches above the officer’s head Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two men have been indicted for shooting at the patrol vehicle of a Pemberton Township police officer seven years ago in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township. Tayron Brown, 24, (left) of Trenton, was indicted on charges of Attempted Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit 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). Brown’s co-defendant, Kavon Carter, 23, of Pemberton Township,... Read more →

Gloucester City Business Owner Hosts Party for 200 People; Crowd Caused A Fracas, Blocked Traffic on Market St.

Looking east on Market Street from Broadway towards the railroad tracks. The Chosen Profection Soul Food store is on the right inside the yellow circle. Members of the Gloucester City Police Department responded to two calls to that location on July 3. According to GCPD Activity docket the first time the police responded was 8:47 PM, the caller said there was a large crowd of people standing outside the store; some of the people were underage and they were drinking alcohol. Two hours later, the crowd had grown to 200 people. (Photo credit Google Maps and Brianna) William E. Cleary... Read more →


COMMISSIONER LATOURETTE ANNOUNCES SUPERFUND DESIGNATION WOULD BE FIRST OF ITS KIND FOR NEW JERSEY, SPURRING REMEDIATION OF 23-MILE STRETCH OF RIVER TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette today was joined by Congressional leaders and local officials in announcing that the State will pursue the cleanup of the Lower Hackensack River as a federal Superfund site. This would be the first time that a New Jersey river itself would be proposed for Superfund listing and marks a critical step toward remediation of river sediments contaminated with mercury, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and other pollutants from past... Read more →

Suspects Involved in January Edgewater Park Double Fatal Shooting Indicted.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two men were indicted today for the fatal shooting of two people at a party in Edgewater Park earlier this year. A grand jury charged David Armstrong, 34, of Willingboro, (left) and Ronny Paden, 27, of Delran, with Murder (First Degree) Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). Paden was indicted on an additional charge of Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Second Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment... Read more →

Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site Completes its Mission This Friday

Transitions Services to Community-Based Clinics After administering 390,000+ vaccine doses, the Moorestown Mall site wraps up with celebration of vaccine heroes (MOORESTOWN, NJ, July 22, 2021) The Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site will complete its mission this Friday, July 23, as dozens of sites across the region now make these life-saving shots readily available to the public. “All six mega-sites in New Jersey are transitioning because they have achieved their goal of vaccinating large numbers of people in a safe, efficient manner,” said Dr. Reg Blaber, chief clinical officer of Virtua Health, the health care partner for the state-run mega-site... Read more →

Jefferson Health - NJ Infusion Center Lobby Named in Honor of SJ Man

The welcome lobby at the Medical Oncology & Infusion Center at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township was recently dedicated in memory of the late Ronald “Ronnie” Dandrea of Vineland, NJ. Dandrea passed away in April 2020 from pancreatic cancer at age 58. Lifelong friends Daniel and Lisa Falasca of Haddonfield, NJ, wanted to honor his life and legacy, and carry on his charitable spirit with a generous gift to Jefferson Health – New Jersey. “We chose to honor Ronnie’s legacy as a reminder to those who are battling cancer. Each time a patient walks through the front... Read more →

Attention Burlington County Residents! Volunteers Needed

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

Man Indicted for Fatal Shooting Outside Willingboro Home

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 29-year-old Willingboro resident has been indicted for fatally shooting a man late last year outside of a house in the township’s Millbrook Park neighborhood. A grand jury indicted Kwacey Q. Owens on charges of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and two counts of Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (Second Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by First Assistant Prosecutor Philip S. Aronow. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. Owens has been... Read more →

Apple was once against Mobile Casinos, But Not Now

Computers have certainly come a long way from the giant machines kept in the basement of corporate buildings. Devices continue to get smaller as our global reach increases. Apple was once against mobile casinos. Apple worried young kids would have access to games. They felt online casinos could not be trusted and addiction was too easy. Apple has become a mobile casino app friendly. Online players are able to benefit greatly from portable device innovations, including the many mobile apps that help us navigate a city, find a taxi, and buy gifts for our mothers and fathers. When you want... Read more →

NJ Lottery Announces Claimed Prizes over $1 Million  

TRENTON (July 20, 2021) – The New Jersey Lottery is happy to announce all prizes over $1 million that have been claimed anonymously between April 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021. Players who win $599.99 or less from the New Jersey Lottery can cash their winning prize at any of the Lottery’s nearly 7,000 retailers. Players who win $600.00 or more must file a claim with the Division of Lottery. Each month, the Division of Lottery receives approximately 4,000 claims. Transparency and integrity are vitally important to the New Jersey Lottery. In the interest of maintaining that transparency, below are... Read more →

Motor Vehicle Strikes Pedestrian on Rt. 73, Maple Shade, Pronounced Dead at the Scene

MAPLE SHADE NJ (July 19, 2021)--Sunday, July 18, at 0159 hours the Maple Shade Police Department responded to a pedestrian versus motor vehicle crash at Route 73 North near Willow Road. The pedestrian was determined to be deceased at the scene (Victim's identification is being withheld pending notification to a family member). Driver of the vehicle stayed on location and is cooperating with the investigation. At this time the investigation is ongoing by the Maple Shade Police Department. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey State Police Police Incident Command and the Mount Laurel Fire Department assisted with traffic... Read more →

Mount Holly Drug Dealer Charged in Fatal Overdose of Lumberton Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Lumberton Township Police Chief Nicholas Peditto announced that a Mount Holly woman has been charged with causing the death of a Lumberton resident who fatally overdosed earlier this year on the fentanyl she sold to him. Linda Naulty, 53, was charged July 12 with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree) and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). The case will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. Naulty was served with the charges at the Atlantic County Justice... Read more →

Philadelphia Internal Revenue Service announced its “Dirty Dozen” list for 2021

URGES AMERICANS TO WATCH OUT FOR TAX SCAMS DURING THE PANDEMIC PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Internal Revenue Service announced its “Dirty Dozen” list for 2021 with a warning for taxpayers, tax professionals and financial institutions to be on the lookout for these 12 nefarious schemes and scams. Taxpayers are encouraged to review the “Dirty Dozen” list in a special section on IRS.gov and should be alert to these scams during tax filing season and throughout the year. This year’s “Dirty Dozen” is separated into four separate categories: pandemic-related scams like Economic Impact Payment theft; personal information cons including phishing, ransomware... Read more →

Authorities Charge Willingboro Man in Edgewater Park Double Homicide

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Robert D. Hess announced that a 33-year-old Willingboro man has been arrested for fatally shooting two men who were inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Woodlane Road apartment complex earlier this year in Edgewater Park Township. Andre Price, of the first block of Endwell Lane, was charged with two counts of Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Second Degree). Price was taken into custody July... Read more →

Burlington County Jury Convicts Pemberton Man of Murder for 2017 Fatal Shooting

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a jury found a Pemberton Township man guilty yesterday of fatally shooting a man in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township in March 2017. After deliberating for approximately eight hours over two days, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on a single count of Murder (First Degree) against Douglas Lewis, 25, of Fort Dix Road. The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C. scheduled sentencing for September 10. Lewis has been in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since his arrest in August 2018. The investigation began on March 21, 2017 when... Read more →

31 Sex Offenders Arrested;Some from Bellmawr, Blackwood, Cherry Hill, Pennsauken, Paulsboro

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced arrests of 31 individuals who are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 31 men were arrested in “Operation 24/7,” a collaborative operation launched to address the continued spike in reports of potential threats to children from online predators during the COVID pandemic. Two men are charged with sexually assaulting or attempting to sexually assault children, and two other men are charged with manufacturing or attempting to manufacture child sexual abuse materials by extorting or soliciting sexually explicit images of children they encountered via gaming or social media apps. The remaining... Read more →

Patricia M. Bolte, of Moorestown, 80

Patricia M. Bolte (nee Curtis), age 80, of Moorestown, NJ passed away, while surrounded by loving family on Friday, July 2, 2021. Patricia (Pat) was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and lived in Westville, NJ; Bellmawr, NJ; and Turnersville, NJ before settling in Moorestown for the past 42 years. Pat was a devoted member of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorestown, and also a member of the choir. She spent summers in Stone Harbor, NJ where she was a member of Saint Paul Church. Her faith, family, and friends were the most important aspects of her life. She... Read more →

Autum Shingler-Nace Named VP of Operations at Jefferson Health’s Washington Township Campus

Autum Shingler-Nace, DNP, RN, NE-BC, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at the Jefferson Health Washington Township campus. In this position, Dr. Shingler-Nace will oversee daily operations at the 230-bed acute care hospital during a time of immense growth, as the hospital opens its new Silvestri Tower. In addition, she will have oversight of other key services on the campus, including the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township and the Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience. Dr. Shingler-Nace will replace retiring hospital Chief Administrative Officer John Graham. Graham has held senior leadership roles since 1991 at... Read more →

Former Burlington Country Correction Officer Charged with Fatal Shooting at Medical Office

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Burlington Township man has been indicted for fatally shooting an employee and wounding a patient inside a Mount Laurel medical office last summer. A Burlington County Grand Jury returned the indictment today against Bruce Gomola Jr., 52, charging him with Murder (First Degree), Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). The indictment was signed by First Assistant Prosecutor Philip S. Aronow. An arraignment will be held soon in Superior Court. Gomola was employed as a corrections officer at the Burlington County Jail in Mount... Read more →

Mount Laurel Man Charged with Bias Intimidation, Also Charged with Damaging Cars, Stalking

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Laurel Township Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced today that a Mount Laurel man arrested earlier this week for bias intimidation of his neighbors has been charged with damaging the property of his victims, stalking and narcotics violations, among other crimes. Edward C. Mathews, of the 3600 block of Gramercy Way, was charged today with two counts of Criminal Mischief (Third Degree), Possession of a Weapon (Slingshot) For an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), Stalking... Read more →

Chase Kessler, of Mt. Laurel, Performed in Baldwin Wallace Univ. /Playhouse Sq. Production 'BARS'

BEREA, OH (07/08/2021)-- Chase Kessler of Mount Laurel (08054) was part of the talented cast and crew in the Baldwin Wallace University and Playhouse Square collaborative production of "BARS (Beatboxing, Acting, Rapping, Singing)" during the spring 2021 semester. Kessler, a graduate of Lenape High School majoring in music theatre direction, served as associate music director in the production. The hip-hop, music theatre-based improv show combined the classic music theatre art form with contemporary skills in beatboxing and rapping. The culturally diverse and stylistically dynamic cast piloted the interactive audience experience through the world of improvisational sketch comedy while creating scenes... Read more →

Frances "Francesca" "Frani" Marrone, of Philadelphia, Longtime Teacher

Philadelphia, PA – Formerly of Cinnaminson, NJ and Delran, NJ. Suddenly, On July 1, 2021. Age 60. Adored Daughter of Susan J. Marrone (nee Naimoli) and the late James F. Marrone, Sr. with whom she had a very close relationship. Dear Sister of Thomas More Marrone and James F. Marrone, Jr. Survived by sisters-in-law Carol and Amy and nieces, nephews. Francesca was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Delran High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Villanova University. Frani attended Saint Joseph’s University and received her Master’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher for the Philadelphia... Read more →

Virtua Health Announces Lung Cancer Breakthrough; Robot Accesses Small Tumors

Virtua Health is second in N.J. to offer the technology, which enables doctors to catch lung cancer early — when it’s most curable (MARLTON, NJ, July 6, 2021) Virtua Marlton Hospital has begun using new, robotic technology that enables physicians to access and biopsy very small, hard-to-reach growths in the lungs. The robotic-assisted bronchoscopy system uses a thin, robotically controlled tube that travels through the mouth and into the lung’s airways. The robotic technology will enable doctors to reach 80 to 90% of suspicious lung nodules – versus just 60% with traditional (non-robotic) bronchoscopy. The robot also reduces the need... Read more →

EPA Approves Final Cleanup Plan for Water Contamination in Cinnaminson and Delran

New York (July 1, 2021) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its cleanup plan to address groundwater contamination in Cinnaminson and Delran. The final decision, in the form of a Record of Decision (ROD), addresses contaminants in groundwater at the site by using the pump, treat, and discharge methods that will capture groundwater contamination that can pose serious health risks. To further protect public health, EPA will conduct long-term monitoring of the groundwater, in addition to other protective measures. “This decision reflects close coordination with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as well as with the... Read more →

Avalon Police Invite Public For Coffee

The Avalon Police are bringing back “Coffee with a Cop”. This coming week it will be held on Thursday, July 8th at 2892 Dune Drive from 8 AM to 10 AM. Great idea! Wouldn't be nice if police departments in Audubon, Brooklawn, Bellmawr, Camden City, Gloucester City, Mt. Ephriam, Runnemede, and Westville did the same. Read more →

E-bikes, E-scooters, E-skateboards Can Be Deadly

by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Related: Video of a super electric scooter GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 30, 2021)(CNBNewsnet)--Have you noticed the E-bikes, E-scooters and E-skateboards buzzing throughout the city of Gloucester City and elsewhere over the past year or two. The Governor of NJ signed a law in 2019 making them legal to ride on the street. The law states you must be 16 or older to drive one but we have seen youngsters that look no older than 10 or 11 riding them down the street and sidewalks. Most of these kids are not wearing a helmet.... Read more →

NAWBO SJ Announces Board Installation, Annual Meeting and Honoree Ceremony for Women of Action

NAWBO of South Jersey is excited to announce the upcoming 2021-2022 Board Installation on Tuesday, July 13 NAWBO SJ 2021-2022 Board of Directors: President Denise Davis Immediate Past President Meggan Ciaccia Treasurer Chelsea Carter Secretary Karoline Moxham Directors of Marketing and Community Relations Audrey Wiggins and Sharon Dunkel Directors of Events and Programming Maria Veglia and Denise Pereau Directors of Membership Liz Bechtel and Megan Knowlton Balne Directors of Corporate Partnership Sandi Rapp and Lisa Lallo Directors of Diversity and Inclusion Kalpana Patel and Keturah Harris Directors of Advocacy Tiffani Donio and Sarah Cohen In addition, we will be honoring... Read more →

Shawn Midgette, Indicted with Sexually Assaulting Two Women at Knifepoint

Sott Coffina announced that a 29-year-old homeless man has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting two women last summer after threatening to harm them with a knife if they resisted. A Burlington County Grand Jury returned two separate indictments against Shawn Midgette charging him with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact (Third Degree), two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree), and two counts of Certain Persons Not to Possess Firearms... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Needs Your Help; Can you Identify this Shoplifter?

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS MAN? Wanted for shoplifting at Lowes June 24, 2021 Please help Maple Shade Police Department identify this shoplifter that stole several hundred dollars worth of wire from Lowes on 6/24/21. The subject in the video loads the shopping cart with wire and leaves the store without paying for it. When confronted by loss prevention the subject resisted loss prevention efforts to detain him. The subject did flee in a black 2014 Nissan Pathfinder NJ REG D68NNU. IF YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS CALL 856-234-8300 AND REFERENCE CASE 21-11808 Read more →

*American Legion Baseball scholarship application open for 2021

The American Legion The American Legion Baseball scholarship nomination form is available online here. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application form along with three one-page letters of recommendation from an American Legion Baseball coach or manager, American Legion post commander or adjutant, and a community leader (teacher, Scout leader, minister or church leader, principal, etc.). Applicants must also complete the authorization form at the end of the application, including signatures from the player, parent or guardian, and post commander. Applications and testimonial letters must be submitted to the department headquarters in the player's state... Read more →

*Burlington County 's Straight to Treatment Program

What is Straight … to Treatment? It is a program created to help those who are caught in the powerful grip of addiction and substance abuse – but would like to break free – with the opportunity to be connected to a program to assist them with overcoming their addiction. Who operates the program? The program was created by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and is operated in conjunction with the police departments of Evesham Township, Pemberton Township, Mount Holly and the City of Burlington, along with Oaks Integrated Care, Solstice Counseling and Wellness Center, Hand ‘n’ Heart and Maryville... Read more →

Burlington City Police Charge 4 Suspects with Setting Fire to Historic Properties

The City of Burlington Police Department has charged four (4) individuals with Arson and Related Offenses in regards to the U.S. Pipe Foundry and McNeal Mansion Property Fires that destroyed two buildings and damaged two others. The first fire was on April 26, 2021, and the second incident occurred on June 7, 2021. During the course of the investigation, detectives located a video depicting the four individuals entering the Mansion property off of East Pearl Boulevard and then returning after the fires were set. A resident’s home camera captured a suspect vehicle and persons of interest which were released publicly.... Read more →

Two Men Charged with Stealing Over $200,000 from a Lacey Twp. Woman

Ross Miserendino, 55, of Lacey Township, (left) and Enrique Roldan, 42, of Jackson, NJ LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ--Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella announced that on June 23, 2021 and June 24, 2021, Ross Miserendino, 55, of Lacey Township, (left) and Enrique Roldan, 42, of Jackson,(right) were charged with Theft in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3. Miserendino was also charged with one count of Theft in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3; Uttering a Forged Instrument in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a(3); Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6h; and Making a False Statement... Read more →

Two Men Face Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

Albert Pisanelli left and John J. Burke III Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two men pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to distributing child sexual abuse material. In separate cases, Albert Pisanelli, 38, of Deptford and David Bucci, 43, of Burlington City, pled guilty in front of the Hon. John J. Burke III, J.S.C., to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). Each defendant acknowledged possessing more than 25 images or videos of children engaging in sexual acts, and sharing those files with others. Under agreements with the Prosecutor’s Office, each defendant faces five... Read more →

Fred Anzide, a Gloucester City Councilman, Lions Club Member, Charter Member of Garden State String Band

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--On June 22, 2021, Frederick C. Anzide, age 90 passed away. A resident of Sewell for the past 20 years or so Mr. Anzide was a long time resident of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 65 years to Barbara Ann (nee Tyler). Devoted father of Lori (Robert) Kenney, Cathy (Paul) Bennett and Lisa (Paul) Fred Anzide (circa 1950's) Sebastian. Devoted grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 9. Dear Brother of James R. (Lucille) Anzide and the late Amerinda D. Joiner. Fred was born and raised in Gloucester City and graduated from Gloucester... Read more →

Two Drug Dealers from Camden City Indicted in Death of Medford Township Customer

Tareese Brown (left) and Rashan Demby Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Camden drug dealer has been indicted for causing the fatal overdose of a Medford Township woman to whom he sold fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine in late 2019. A Burlington County Grand Jury returned the indictment against Tareese Brown, 31, of Ablett Village in Camden, charging him with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), 10 counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), 10 counts of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), and two counts of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled... Read more →

The Corporal Works of Mercy: A Prisoner Who Kept His Promise To God

By Joanna Gardner/Diocese of Camden “Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them. In June the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Visit the Imprisoned.” This month’s profiles will highlight examples of those who experience these corporal works of mercy in their daily lives. James Pritchett, 47, was looking at going back to prison again, this time for 20 years. He had already spent seven years of his life in the criminal justice system, five of them at one time in his 20s, but... Read more →

Douglas A. "Buddy" Soddy, of Voorhees

On June 13, 2021, Doug passed away suddenly, at the age of 59. Of Voorhees. Predeceased by his parents, Theodore S. Soddy and Louise Gales Soddy. Survived by his loving caregivers at Bancroft, PLAN NJ and his co-workers at Whole Foods in Marlton. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Wednesday evening, June 23rd from 4 to 6 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Graveside services will be held, Thursday morning, June 24th at 11 AM in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gibbsboro. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of... Read more →

Another Suspect Arrested in January's Double Murder in Edgewater Park

EDGEWATER PARK, NJ--(June 15, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Robert D. Hess announced that a 34-year-old Willingboro man has become the second person to be charged in the fatal shooting of two people at a party in Edgewater Park earlier this year. David Armstrong, of Beaverdale Lane, faces two counts of Murder (First Degree) Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). He turned himself in this morning at the Willingboro Township police station. His co-defendant, Ronny Paden,... Read more →

Flag Day Ceremony Held at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Soon-to-be-Opened Silvestri Tower

A special Flag Day celebration was held outside Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Silvestri Tower on Monday — marking the first time the U.S. flag is raised outside of the newly constructed patient pavilion, slated to open this summer. The June 14th event featured the Color Guard from the local Police Department and a performance of the National Anthem by Washington Township High School senior Sabrina Sims, followed by members of Boy Scout Troop #123 leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Local officials in attendance included Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli; Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Brian Sweeney; and the hospital’s... Read more →

Nine SJ Students Graduate from Project SEARCH Program at Jefferson Health – New Jersey

(Photo credit: Jefferson Health – New Jersey) Cherry Hill, NJ, June 9, 2021 - A graduation ceremony for nine South Jersey young adults completing a year-long Project SEARCH work-transition program was held at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital on June 7. Each student from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School interned in several hospital departments, including Food Service, Patient Accounts, Storeroom and Environmental Services. Shown, from left, are the students who received their Project SEARCH graduation certificates: Jordan Wright (Easthampton); Marcus Timar (Haddonfield); Eddie Perez (Camden); Naitri Patel (Hainesport); Owen Muller (Pennsauken); Amelia McKitrick (Cherry Hill); William McAnurn (Haddonfield); Jessica Kelokates (Cherry Hill);... Read more →

Charles Esposito Sentenced for Stealing $2.5 Million from Moorestown Employer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an 80-year-old Hainesport man was sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison for stealing more than $2.5 million over a 14-year period from the Moorestown company where he worked as an accounting manager. The sentence was handed down May 21 to Charles Esposito in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Christopher J. Garrenger, J.S.C. Esposito pleaded guilty in February 2020 to Theft by Deception (Second Degree) and Failure to Pay Income Taxes (Third Degree). As part of an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Esposito must make full restitution and... Read more →

New Jersey American Water Releases Water Quality Reports

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – JUNE 7, 2021 – New Jersey American Water’s most recent Water Quality Reports are now available for all service areas on its website at www.newjerseyamwater.com/waterquality. The company is proud to report that once again, the drinking water provided to the 2.8 million New Jerseyans it serves meets or surpasses both state and federal water quality standards for all regulated substances. “When it comes to water quality and regulatory compliance, we hold ourselves to high standards and consistently rank among the best water companies in the nation,” said Mark McDonough, president of New Jersey American Water. “We... Read more →

Attention Morristown Residents: Collection of Recyclables Canceled

MORRISTOWN TOWNSHIP NJ (June 8, 2021)--The Township announced today that there will be no collection of recycling material this week because of the shortage of truck drivers. There will be no recycling pickup this week. Please do not put your recycling containers at the curb. Burlington County OTC Recycling has advised the Township that there will be no recycling pickups this week. We request that residents refrain from putting their recycling containers at the curb. A national truck driver shortage is impacting trash and recycling collectors, including the County’s recycling contractor, the Occupational Training Center (OTC). The OTC is working... Read more →

'Three Charged with Attempted Murder over March Riverside Shooting

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Riverside Township Police Chief William T. Eliason announced that two Philadelphia men and a New Jersey juvenile have been charged with Attempted Murder in connection with a shooting in Riverside Township earlier this year. Antonio Rivera, 18, of Neilson Street, Billy Pirela, 22, of Eastwood Street, and a teenage female were charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). Rivera was arrested May 18 in Brick Township by the U.S. Marshals Service... Read more →

7 Registered Burlington County Sex Offenders Indicted for Failing to Report Addresses

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that seven registered sex offenders have been indicted by a grand jury for changing their residences without notifying law enforcement authorities. Under New Jersey law, registered sex offenders who plan to move to a new residence must notify police in the town where they presently live about the change and also provide their new address to police in the municipality where they intend to move. Sex offenders who relocate to New Jersey from another state must also contact local police and provide their addresses. The following individuals were indicted on one count... Read more →