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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... Read more →

NFIB New Jersey Endorses Pro-Small-Business Candidates for Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. (September 19, 2023) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, has announced its slate of incumbent endorsements for the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly in this year’s legislative elections. NFIB NJ State Director Eileen Kean today released the bipartisan list of candidates, which was selected by NFIB New Jersey PAC, the state’s most influential and effective small business political action committee. “More than ever,... Read more →

Aaron Chang Named President of Jefferson Health – East

Jefferson has announced that Aaron Chang, FACHE, has been named President of Jefferson Health – East, effective October 16, 2023. Chang brings vast experience in the academic, non-profit, and private sectors, with a passion for improving community health. In his new role, Chang will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of Jefferson’s three New Jersey acute care hospitals in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ, recently ranked among the top 10 in New Jersey... Read more →

Aaron Chang Named President of Jefferson Health – East

Jefferson has announced that Aaron Chang, FACHE, has been named President of Jefferson Health – East, effective October 16, 2023. Chang brings vast experience in the academic, non-profit, and private sectors, with a passion for improving community health. In his new role, Chang will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of Jefferson’s three New Jersey acute care hospitals in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ, recently ranked among the top 10 in New Jersey... Read more →

Past Burlington County Corrections Guard Accused of Giving Prisoner "Pot" and Tobacco

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (September 13, 2023)(CNBNews)--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a former corrections officer has been charged with smuggling marijuana and tobacco into the Burlington County Jail while employed at the Mount Holly facility and passing the contraband to an inmate in exchange for money. Abraham Olmedia, 27, of Burlington Township, was charged with Official Misconduct (Second Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct (Second Degree) and Providing Contraband to an Inmate (Disorderly... Read more →

Michael Marchionne, 59, Brooklawn Firefighter, Woodbury EMS, Letter Carrier, LL Coach ,GHS Alum

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Michael A. Marchionne Sr., age 59, on September 9, 2023 of Mt. Laurel. Formerly of Brooklawn. Survived by his wife, Stephanie Marchionne (nee Adler); children, Dia Marchionne (Andrew), Dana Marchionne (Tommaso), Michael A. Marchionne, Jr. (Heather) and Jason Streit; grandchildren, Lorenzo, Grafton, and Libero; brothers, Carmine Marchionne, Mark Marchionne (Jane) and Steven Marchionne (Trina); and his beloved dog, Jake. Mike was a graduate of Gloucester City... Read more →

Julio Morales-Amilcar, age 24, of Bridgeton Charged with Aggravated Assault; Pos.of a Weapon, a rock

On August 17, 2023, Julio Morales-Amilcar, age 24, of Elmer Street, Bridgeton was charged with Aggravated Assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1B[1]); Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, namely a rock (N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5D); and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4D). The allegations were that on August 12, 2023, Bridgeton Police Officers were dispatched to a location on Myrtle Street for the report of assault victim. Upon arrival, they encountered an individual who was later identified... Read more →

Evesham Man Guilty of Killing Friend and his Dog

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 26-year-old Evesham man was found guilty yesterday in Superior Court of fatally stabbing a friend, as well as his dog, while robbing him in early 2022. After deliberating for just over an hour, a jury returned guilty verdicts against Donovan G. Hollingsworth on charges of Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), Cruelty to Animals (Third Degree)... Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Employees Receive DAISY, BEE Awards

Jefferson Health recently presented two of its Washington Township Hospital employees — Jeffrey Szurek, RN, and Spencer Reitano, PCT — with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses and a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award. Jeffrey Szurek, an Emergency Department (ED) nurse, was recognized with a DAISY Award for providing compassionate patient care and assisting a co-worker. He stayed beyond his shift to offer support in a situation involving an Emergency Department patient (and his... Read more →

Pemberton School Employee Arrested for Attempting to Meet Student for Sex

Charged with Attempting to Meet Student for Sex Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Acting Pemberton Township Police Chief Jason Luis announced that a Pemberton Township School District employee was arrested today and charged with trying to arrange a sexual encounter with an underage female student. Christopher J. Perry, 34, of Piute Trail in Browns Mills, was charged with Attempted Sexual Assault (Second Degree), Enticing a Minor (Second Degree), Endangering the Welfare of a... Read more →


GTPD Raid Drug House, Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Rape, Sub-Teacher Headed to Prison, Pennsauken PD Arrest Thief

Nuisance Drug House Investigation in Gloucester Township Leads To 5 Arrested During the early morning hours on August 24, 2023, the Gloucester Township Police Special Investigations Unit with the assistance of the Gloucester Township Police Special Response Team (SWAT), executed a Search Warrant for illegal narcotics at a residence on Glen Burnie Drive in Gloucester Township. This investigation was focused on this residence following a significant upward trend in calls for service to this residence,... Read more →

Jefferson Health and NAWBO South Jersey Host 'Network Connect Event'

Jefferson Health recently hosted a networking event in partnership with the South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO SJ). The Network Connect event, held at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, provided an evening of conversation, networking, and valuable information on women’s health topics. A Jefferson physician panel featuring Interventional Cardiologist Jeffrey Ogbara, MD; Neurosurgeon Richard F. Schmidt, MD; and Obstetrician–Gynecologist Tameka Sisco, DO, discussed heart health — including risk factors, symptoms,... Read more →

Elizabeth A. Wright, of Mt. Laurel & Gloucester City

On July 27, 2023. Age 74. Of Mt. Laurel. Formerly of Gloucester City. Survived by her son, Robert S. Kotter, III and his wife, Kimberly; grandchildren, Braden Kotter, Kaelin Kotter and Toren Kotter; sisters, Kathleen McIntyre and Theresa Cimino (Charles); Goddaughter and niece, Amy Lazovitz (Andrew) and Godson and nephew, James Willoughby. Predeceased by her daughter, Jennifer L. Kotter; parents, James and Elizabeth Wright, sisters, Dorothy Andersen (surviving Russell), Patricia Curtis (late Bernard) and Lorraine... Read more →

Jefferson Health Nurse Honored with DAISY Award

Danielle Coates, BSN, RN, a Registered Nurse on the 2-East unit at Jefferson Stratford Hospital, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The Williamstown, NJ, resident — a seven-year employee — was recognized for her positive attitude and establishing connections with patients and families. "I have watched Danielle become so compassionate and always find a 'soft spot' for patients," a colleague wrote in their nomination. "Her compassion and empathy inspire me." A... Read more →

Shaun M. Causey of Burlington City Charged with Attempted Murder

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (August 11, 2023)--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 36-year-old city resident was arrested on attempted murder and weapons charges after shooting a man last month on a street in the city’s New Yorkshire neighborhood. (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Second... Read more →

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Nurse Manager Honored with DAISY Team Leader Award

Donna Cybulski, MSN, RN, CCRN — Intensive Care Unit/Intermediate Care Unit Nurse Manager at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital — was recently honored with a DAISY Team Leader Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A 12-year Jefferson employee, Cybulski, of Stratford, NJ, was nominated by a nursing colleague who praised her for being a transformational leader who puts others before herself and inspires, trusts, and believes in her staff. Donna became the team’s Nurse Manager during the pandemic.... Read more →

Jefferson Health Hosts 15 Educators Taking Part in CCSNJ’s South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators

Jefferson Health recently hosted 15 fifth through 12th-grade teachers from schools throughout the region, as part of the South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators, offered by the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ). The annual three-week-long summer program helps regional teachers keep pace with changes in the business community while providing tools for them to better prepare their students — our future workforce. Since the Institute’s inception 30-plus years ago, more than 690... Read more →

STEMI Cath Lab Services for Heart Attack Treatment Now Offered at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

For patients experiencing the most severe type of heart attack – ST elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI -- time is of the essence. Jefferson Health recently received New Jersey state certification to offer a specialized treatment, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), for STEMI patients at its Washington Township Hospital Catheterization Lab. A STEMI is a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of a coronary artery. These heart attacks are extremely serious and can... Read more →

Jefferson Health Employees Receive BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Two Jefferson Health employees in New Jersey were recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers — MaryAnne Metzger, a Silvestri-4 Patient Care Technician at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, and Matthew Rappa, a Regional Marketing and Communications specialist. Metzger, of Pilesgrove, NJ, was nominated by a patient for her empathy and compassion, who wrote: “Thank you for taking time to understand who I am, rather than considering me just an... Read more →

Moorestown PD Alert: Heat Index Could Hit 108

MOORESTOWN,NJ, (JULY 28, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--Today, Friday, the Moorestown Township Police Department released a notice from the National Weather Service notifying the public about the dangerously hot conditions expected today and on Saturday. The heat index could be as high as 108. A heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Burlington County and nearby regions until July 29th due to dangerously high temperatures with heat index values reaching up to 108. This extreme... Read more →

GTPD Alert: Attention All Kia and Hyundai Drivers!

Thefts Of Kia and Hyundai Vehicles Nationwide- Anti-theft Software Updates Available From Your Dealer Gloucester Township Police, and police across the country, have seen multiple auto theft incidents involving these specific car brands. The car thieves are taking advantage of a vulnerability in the ignition system, allowing them to start the vehicle using a USB device or cord. If the vehicle is locked, they will smash a window to gain access. Kia and Hyundai have... Read more →

*You're Invited : Classical Recital Sunday, August 13 Mount Laurel Library

Keith Calmes, Classical Guitar, and Marjorie Koharski, Flute Classical Recital Sunday, August 13th, 2:00-3:00 Mount Laurel Library 100 Walt Whitman Drive 08054 Admission is free. No reservations required. Music by Bach, Carulli, Tedesco, and others. Read more →

Philly Guy Pleads Guilty to Killing Woman inside Maple Shade Motel

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 27-year-old Philadelphia man pled guilty today in Superior Court to killing a woman inside a Maple Shade motel last spring. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Alexander Rivera admitted to the slaying in exchange for a 25-year term in state prison. His guilty plea to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) was entered in Mount Holly before the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for... Read more →

NJDEP Issues Orange Air Quality Alert for Camden, Gloucester and NW Burlington Counties

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued a code orange air quality alert Wednesday 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 exercising outdoors. For more information on ground-level ozone... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Needs Help With Identifying 3 Suspects SEE VIDEOs

MAPLE SHADE NJ (July 11, 2023)--The Maple Shade Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the three subjects depicted in these videos in reference to a no-hit shooting that occurred on 07/02/23 at approximately 0127 hours in the parking lot of the Bit Smoke & Mart located at 2802 N Rt 73 in Maple Shade. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Maple Shade Police Department at 856-234-8300 or [email protected] and reference case number... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Is Nationally Recognized for its Commitment to Providing High-Quality Stroke Care

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s hospitals in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township have each received the American Heart Association’s 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, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S.... Read more →

Perkins Center Collingswood Displaying Indigenous Art

Moorestown Location Exhibits NJ Artist’s Fanciful Mixed Media Moorestown, NJ (July 7, 2023) – This summer, Perkins Center for the Arts will showcase the work of local Indigenous artist Tyrese “Bright Flower” Gould Jacinto, local mixed media artist Molly Sanger Carpenter, and art that captures the Indigenous lands of New Jersey. “Through Tyrese Gould “Bright Star” Jacinto’s exhibition in particular, Perkins hopes to help facilitate connections and understanding of past and present Indigenous populations,” said... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Nursing Leader Helene Burns Selected for Induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior VP & Regional Chief Nursing Officer for Jefferson Health – New Jersey, has been selected for induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Induction is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career, where their accomplishments are honored by colleagues both within and outside their profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s health. With more than 40 years of... Read more →


On June 19, 2023. Age 54. Of Maple Shade. Formerly of Philadelphia, PA. Vu is survived by his sister, Thuy Da Lam. He was predeceased by his parents Be Van Lam and Huynh Thi Hong Yen. Also survived by many aunties, uncles, and cousins in Australia, the UK, and Vietnam. Vu once said to his aunty: sadness can’t change much of one’s situation, laughter is the best. He loved taking photographs of his family and... Read more →

Jefferson Stratford Hospital 3-West Unit Receives DAISY Team Award

Members of the Jefferson Stratford Hospital 3-West patient care team — Norman Kiersznowski, RN (Glassboro); Paige Fiedler, RN (West Deptford); Stephanie Marucci, APN (Williamstown); Jenn Roach, RN (Berlin); Amy Santos, RN, CMSRN (Somerdale); and Nutrition Care Associate Sandra St. Germain (Woodbury) — were recently honored with a DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The team was recognized for their high level of care and compassion shown to a grateful patient admitted to the hospital last... Read more →

Surgery Center, Hospital OR Employees Team Up for Lifesaving Care  

Two Jefferson Surgery Center employees — Certified Surgical Technician Meghan Cummings and Registered Nurse Jacqulen McCann — recently went “above and beyond” when reporting to the nearby Operating Room (OR) at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Despite working in an ambulatory setting for several years, Meghan and Jackie jumped in to assist the OR team — Certified Surgical Technician Kari Dayton, Registered Nurses Robin Collins and Jennifer Delaney, and OB/GYN Chief Kenneth Covone, DO — with... Read more →

Jefferson Health Performs 5,000th Robotic Surgery in New Jersey

Jefferson Health's Surgical Services team in New Jersey recently performed its 5,000th robotic procedure. The surgical milestone took place on June 19, at Jefferson Stratford Hospital and was performed using the da Vinci® Xi robotic surgery system. Several Jefferson Health NJ surgeons are trained in robotic procedures; this particular robotic cholecystectomy was performed by surgeon Adeshola Fakulujo, MD. Celebrations noting the milestone were held at Jefferson Stratford and Washington Township hospitals. The da Vinci robot... Read more →

Desmond Newberry Headed to Prison for DUI and Killing a Man

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 45-year-old Marlton man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for driving under the influence of alcohol and causing the death of a Mount Laurel man during a high-speed collision on Hainesport Road last summer in Mount Laurel. The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., handed down the sentence yesterday in Superior Court in Mount Holly to Desmond Newberry. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s... Read more →

18 Project SEARCH Interns Graduate from Work-Transition Programs at Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Eighteen young adults received Project SEARCH graduation certificates, marking their participation in a longstanding work-transition program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital, and, for the first time, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. These Project SEARCH interns attended classes at the 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... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Receives Magnet Redesignation

Jefferson Health's campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township have achieved Magnet® Redesignation. In 2018, Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals became the first in Camden and Gloucester counties to receive Magnet designation. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program recognizes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence, based on professionalism, teamwork and patient care. It is considered the most prestigious and coveted recognition a hospital can achieve for nursing excellence.... Read more →

Harrison Township PD Alert: 75-Year-Old Driver Dies in Traffic Accident

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, NJ (JUNE 14, 2023(CNBNews)--On Wednesday, June 14th, at approximately 0835am, The Harrison Township Police Department was dispatched to the 200 block of Bridgeton Pike about a motor vehicle crash. The investigation by police revealed the following: A 2012 Ford Fiesta, operated by an Elk Township resident, was traveling southbound on Bridgeton Pike (State Highway 77) when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle veered into the northbound lane and struck a 2023 Ford F-... Read more →

Hainesport Baptist Youth Pastor Sentenced to 25 Years

for Online Sexual Exploitation of Young Males BURLINGTON CITY, NJ-(June 14, 2023)(CNBNews)-Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a Palmyra man who pled guilty to using social media to coax underage boys into sending him nude pictures and videos, then using that material to blackmail his victims into performing sexual acts on themselves for his enjoyment, was sentenced today to 25 years in state prison. Sean Higgins, 32, committed the crimes in 2020 while... Read more →

Marvin Coleman Sentenced to Life in Prison

Willingboro Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2019 Murder Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a Willingboro Township man was sentenced today in Superior Court to life in prison without the chance of parole for the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman four years ago while she was sitting in her car in the Millbrook Park section of Willingboro Township. The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., handed the sentenced in Mount Holly... Read more →

Allentown Woman Secured $840k Home with Bogus Docements

BURLINGTON CITY, NJ (CNBNEWS)Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Bordentown City Police Chief Shaun Lafferty announced that an Allentown, New Jersey woman has been charged with providing fraudulent documents to obtain a mortgage, and attempting to use a fraudulent $76,000 check to cover the closing costs of the real estate transaction. Sydne Phillips, 32, was charged with two counts of Theft by Deception (Second Degree), Identity Crime – Impersonation (Second Degree) and two counts... Read more →

Evesham Police Alert: Kettle Run Road Closed / Wildfire / Black Run Preserve Closure

Kettle Run Road will remain closed through the night. The wildfire is The ENTIRE Black Run Preserve, western (fire area) AND eastern areas will be closed to the public until at least Tuesday morning. This is for health and safety reasons. The fire is deep-seated in the center of the forested area and will continue to burn, at times flaring up, until a soaking rain moves in. Instructions: Avoid the area of Kettle Run Road... Read more →

I-295 southbound/Al-Jo’s Curve to be closed and detoured Saturday night in Bellmawr

Overnight closure necessary for emergency repairs (Trenton) - The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound, also known as Al-Jo's Curve, is scheduled to be closed tomorrow night for emergency repairs as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. The I-295 southbound ramp to Route 42 southbound and I-295 southbound will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 10, until 6 a.m. Sunday, June 11, for emergency repairs.... Read more →

Route 130 Lane Closures in Burlington & Gloucester County

Route 130 daytime lane closures in both directions next week for bridge repairs in Burlington County Route 130 lane closures also required overnight in Gloucester County (Trenton) – Varying lanes on Route 130 are scheduled to be closed during the day next week on the Route 130 Bridge over Rancocas Creek in Delran, Delanco, and Willingboro, Burlington County. In addition, varying overnight lane closures are scheduled on the Route 130 Bridge over Route 44 and... Read more →

Man Sentenced to Prison for Pemberton Borough Fatal Fire

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 23-year-old Burlington Township man was sentenced today to 22 years in state prison for starting a fire at a Pemberton Borough apartment complex last year that killed a man who lived there. Newlin Evans IV, who pled guilty in January to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. The sentence was handed down in Superior Court in... Read more →

Samaritan’s Annual Golf Tournament Drive FORE!

A Good Cause Set for June 26, 2023, Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available Mount Laurel, NJ – “Drive FORE! A Good Cause,” Samaritan’s annual golf tournament, presented by The Richardson Family Dealerships, will take place on Monday, June 26, 2023 at Little Mill Country Club in Marlton. Registration opens at 10 a.m., with a shot-gun start at 11:15 a.m. All proceeds from the event will support the not-for-profit’s comprehensive family of services, which benefit seriously ill... Read more →

SONIC Drive-In Donates to Local Area Schools this Teacher Appreciation Month

In May, SONIC donated $1.5 million to support local education across the country OKLAHOMA CITY (CNBNews) - In honor of May's Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC Drive-In's SONIC Foundation donated $1.5 million to match all public contributions made to requests on DonorsChoose, a national nonprofit that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom requests submitted by teachers. As part of SONIC's ongoing Limeades for Learning initiative, the $1.5 million donation matched 50 percent of... Read more →

ALERT: GCOEM Releases Statement Re: Forest Fires in Bass River and Medford

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ (June 3, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management released the following statement pertaining to the forest fire in Bass River State Forest and in Medford. An unfortunate forest fire is consuming over 5,000 acres of the Bass River State Forest, while a second fire has already consumed over 120 acres in Medford Twp., both in Burlington County. Current wind conditions are causing a lot of smoke and odors to drift into... Read more →

Medford Forest Fire, 120 Acres are Burning

MEDFORD, NJ (June 3, 2023)(CNBNews)New Jersey Forest Fire Service released an update Saturday morning regarding a forest fire in Medford, Burlington County. Presently 120 acres are burning near Medford Jackson Road; 20 percent of that fire has been contained. Forty residential structures are threatened; local fire companies are providing structure protection. A press conference will be held at the Taunton Volunteer Fire Co at 10 a.m. - 631B Gravelly Hollow Rd, Medford, NJ The smoke... Read more →

Virtura Health Expert Says People with Lung Conditions Should Stay Indoors during Wildfires

(MARLTON, NJ, June 2, 2023) Smoke from the fire burning in New Jersey's Bass River State Forest is causing poor air quality throughout our region. "Everyone should stay inside with windows closed and with air-conditioning turned on," says Dr. Eric Sztejman, a pulmonologist (lung doctor) with Virtua Health, South Jersey's largest health system. Today's heat advisory makes it especially important to be in an air-conditioned space. Dr. Sztejman advises people who don't have air conditioning... Read more →

Scholarships Awarded to Children of Two Jefferson Health Employees in NJ

Children of two Jefferson Health - New Jersey employees have been named recipients of the annual Sanderson Memorial Scholarship. A $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year to two eligible dependent children of regular full- or part-time employees with at least one year of service. The scholarship is 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... Read more →

tip411 SPOTLIGHT Helps Police Communicate with the Public

In response to renewed focus by law enforcement agencies across the country on building and maintaining meaningful relationships with the communities they serve, tip411 announced the launch of its newest product: tip411 INSIGHT. In addition to its existing line of products that help law enforcement engage residents and community members of all ages, our newest product, tip411 INSIGHT provides innovative functionality that allows agencies to create unlimited customized surveys to gain essential insight on any... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Riverside native serves aboard U.S. Navy amphibious warship in Japan

By Mass Communication 3rd Class Specialist Xiaoming Zheng, Navy Office of Community Outreach SASEBO, Japan - Petty Officer 2nd Class Adokor Thedison a native of Riverside, New Jersey, serves in Japan aboard a U.S. Navy warship. Thedison attended Riverside High School and graduated in 2017. Thedison joined the Navy five years ago. “I joined the Navy because I wanted to get more life experience,” said Thedison. "I joined after one year of college because I... Read more →