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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 filled with cardboard cutouts — dozens of which featured Jefferson employees. Now, as the Phillies welcome back fans, they are honoring frontline heroes in another... Read more →


Depressed? Thinking About Suicide? Help is Available

Mental Health Resources Available Amidst COVID-19 (Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its... Read more →


Gerald "Jerry" R. Adams, of Willingboro, formerly of Gloucester City

April 4, 2021 On April 4, 2021. Age 56 of Willingboro, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Woodbury, NJ, he is the son of James F. Will, Sr. and the late Glenda (Russell) Will. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sandra (Smith) Adams; sons, Richard “Rocky” Adams (Rachel), Brandon Reven, Kyle Reven; daughter, Jeri Lyn Adams; granddaughter, Margot; brother, Todd Will (Michelle); sisters, Nicole Lee (Mike), Tracey Johnson and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother, James F. Will, Jr. Jerry had worked as a directional driller with the Kmetz Inc. for many years. He played semi-pro football for the Bellmawr Broncos, had a love for music and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.... Read more →


Camden County Commissioner Releases Statement on New Law for In Person Early Voting

The statement below is by Commissioner Cappelli regarding Governor Murphy signing S3203 into law, establishing in-person early voting in New Jersey. “I applaud Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature for continuing to expand access to our democratic process in the Garden State. At a time when other states are restricting and curtailing the right to vote for so many, this measure makes voting easier and more accessible for Camden County residents. Our country’s history with regards to voting rights is obviously far from perfect. For too long, millions of Americans were either denied the right to vote entirely or were systematically disenfranchised by a multitude of laws and regulations which targeted minority groups. Unfortunately, we are seeing legislators in other states repeating these mistakes... Read more →


Assessment Team to Inspect Lumberton Police Department ; Public Invited to Comment

Lumberton Township, Burlington County, NJ - A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) on Thursday, April 8, 2021, will examine all aspects of the Lumberton Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Nicholas Peditto announced today. Chief Nicholas Peditto “Verification by the team that the Lumberton Township Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Nicholas Peditto said. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call... Read more →


Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation Donates $50K to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center/Washington Twp.

The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation (BBCF) — one of Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s key donors — recently donated $50,000 to the Patient Assistance Fund of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The Patient Assistance Fund provides patients financial support for household living expenses during their treatment. Since 2013, the Bridgeton, NJ-based nonprofit BBCF has donated more than $400,000 to Jefferson Health - New Jersey through funds raised at its annual golf tournament and other philanthropic events. “Last year’s BBCF donation helped more than 30 patients with cancer focus on their well-being and care,” said Ana María López, MD, MPH, MACP, Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Oncology and Chief of Cancer Services. “Through the Bottino Foundation’s generosity, many of our patients do... Read more →


Lowe's Store Robbed, Suspect Arrested

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (March 31, 2021)----Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher Fletcher announces an arrest during an overnight burglary and theft at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, 2834 Route 73 North, Maple Shade, NJ. Gloucestercitynews.net files Maple Shade Police responded to the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on 3/31/21 at approx. 2:50 AM in response to a burglary alarm coming from the front door. Police contacted employees on scene, and learned that the suspect had entered the store through a rear door, stole a nail gun, and fled through the front door. The store was not open to the public at this time. Maple Shade Police with assistance from Moorestown Police quickly located the suspect at the nearby Wawa located at 600 Route 38 East in Maple... Read more →


St. Augustine Prep Swimmer Shane Washart Headed to Harvard, and the Olympic Trials

(photo provided) Seconds after his record-setting performance, senior Shane Washart takes a moment to process what he had just accomplished. Since 2017 Shane's brother Zach held the school's 500m free record. Shane is the son of Diana (Elenbark) Washart and Frank Washart. Grandparents Carol and Bill Elenbark, former Gloucester City residents; and Sarah and Russ Huber (both deceased) **** (March 11, 2021)--Humble and driven, Shane Washart, a Prep senior and Olympic hopeful has raced his way to the opportunity to compete at Blodgett Pool representing Harvard University. However, before the Wenonah, NJ native gets to call Cambridge, Massachusetts home, he recently added to his legacy at the Prep by becoming the new Hermits Swimming record-holder in the 500m free with a time of 4:32.30. Shane’s... Read more →


3 Suspects Arrested for Double-Shooting in Pemberton Last Month; 1 Man Still in Hospital

(L.-R) Todd McKinney, 19, of Trenton, Damier Smith, 20, of Pemberton Township and Marlon Sutton, 22, of Camden Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that three suspects have been charged with a double shooting last month in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township. Todd McKinney, 19, of Trenton, Damier Smith, 20, of Pemberton Township and Marlon Sutton, 22, of Camden, were each charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Murder (First Degree), Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree). Smith was taken into custody last week in North Carolina and is awaiting an extradition hearing. McKinney and Sutton were... Read more →


Shooting in Edgewater Park; Two Dead

EDGEWATER PARK – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Robert D. Hess announced that two men were fatally shot early this morning inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Woodlane Road apartment complex. The investigation began after officers from the Edgewater Park Township Police Department were called to the Orchard Park Apartments at 12:20 a.m. for a reported shooting. Upon arrival they discovered that shots had been fired into a vehicle containing four occupants, fatally striking the driver and a rear-seat passenger. The driver was identified as Sadiel Gonzalez, 25, a resident of the complex. The other victim, Altarrek Bell, 18, was a resident of North Carolina. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies will be performed... Read more →


CNB Business: Four Attorneys from the Epstein Law Firm, P.A. Honored

The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. is proud to announce that four of their attorneys have been recognized for annual honors conferred by the Super Lawyers rating service and publication. For 2021, four members of the Epstein Law Firm, P.A. have been recognized by Super Lawyers for their excellence and service delivered to our firm’s clients. Attorneys Barry Epstein, Michael Epstein, and April Gilmore have all again been named to Super Lawyers, a designation conferred on less than five percent of all attorneys in the state of New Jersey. Recognition by Super Lawyers is conferred on those attorneys who enjoy significant peer recognition and who have an extensive record of professional achievement. Attorneys named to Super Lawyers are first nominated by fellow attorneys, with final selection... Read more →


Man in Browns Mill Charged with Making Videos of Himself Sexually Assaulting an Underage Girl

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that a 27-year-old Browns Mills man is charged with taking pictures and making videos of himself sexually assaulting an underage girl last year on multiple occasions. Cody Rodriguez, of the first block of Clubhouse Road, was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree), Sexual Assault (Second Degree) and four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (First Degree, Second Degree and two Third Degree). Rodriguez was taken into custody yesterday and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation began when one of the victim’s parents... Read more →


Melvyn Waldo, of Atco; Services Friday

Maple Shade – On March 5, 2021. Formerly of Atco. Survived by his devoted and loving caregivers at Palace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Arc of Camden County. Melvyn was born in Philadelphia, PA and attended Temple University. He attended Reformed Episcopal Seminary for one year. Melvyn worked with the Occupational Training Center since 1989 and worked in a clerical position for the City of Philadelphia and did janitorial work at a childcare center. Melvyn lived at L&S Rest Home in Atco. He was a regular patron of many local establishments. Mel was a caring and gracious gentleman who often would brighten your day with a greeting and kind words. In his younger days, he enjoyed visiting the City of Philadelphia. Relatives, friends, caregivers... Read more →


Philadelphia Drug Dealer Charged in Death of Marlton Customer  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Laurel Township Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced that a 41-year-old Philadelphia drug dealer has been charged with causing the death of a Marlton man who fatally overdosed last year in a Mount Laurel hotel room. Robert Quintua, of the 2500 block of Lefevre Street, was charged with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). He was taken into custody in January, and extradited yesterday to Mount Holly, where he was lodged in the Burlington County Jail. He will face a detention hearing in Superior Court in the near future, and the case will then be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation began April 17, 2020, after officers from the Mount Laurel Township... Read more →


CNBNEWS TRAVEL: Looking For A Great Adventure?

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


Charges Against David P. Lake of Mt. Holly Upgraded to Murder

Victim dies two months after brutal assault by roommate MAPLE SHADE – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a township man has been charged with Murder (First Degree) after his roommate at the care facility where they resided died as the result of a severe beating he received in January. David P. Lake, 51, remains in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where he was lodged on January 19 after being arrested for a brutal assault on Melvyn Waldo, 78, with whom he shared a room at The Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center in the 300 block of West Mill Road. The investigation began after Maple Shade police and the Maple Shade First Aid Squad... Read more →


Community College Partnerships Key to Four-year Institutional Success

“I don’t understand, for the life of me, why more four-year institutions are not partnering with community colleges,” said Rowan University President Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D. Maybe, it’s because breaking tradition requires a lot of work, trust and new ways of thinking. A bold idea The pandemic has only intensified enrollment declines, further demonstrating the need for institutions of higher education to think strategically and plan for the future in order to survive. Rowan University is setting the example through hard-won partnerships with two community colleges, giving students more pathways toward a bachelor’s degree at a significant cost savings. Three separate institutions—and the singular decision to share Rowan’s name—break down the barriers between the traditional four-year institution and the county or community college. By working... Read more →


EP AWARDS $16 MILLION TO ENHANCE LOCAL GOVERNMENT RECYCLING PROGRAMS

TRENTON – To further support local government efforts to ensure that all New Jersey residents enjoy cleaner communities, the Murphy Administration is awarding $16 million in grants to municipalities across the state to enhance waste reduction and recycling efforts, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced today. “Thirty years after becoming the first state in the nation to enact a recycling law, New Jersey remains steadfast in its commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling solid waste,” Acting Commissioner LaTourette said. “By supporting our local government partners through these grants, we can deliver waste reduction and recycling programs that enhance the quality of life for all New Jersey communities.” The awards, which are based on local governments’ 2018 recycling performance, represent a $1.8 million... Read more →


Drug Dealer Charged with Causing the Death of Browns Mill Man who Fatally OD

(March 18, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that a Trenton drug dealer has been charged with causing the death of a Browns Mills man who fatally overdosed on fentanyl he sold to him last year. Marvin Montoya, 34, of the first block of Power Street in Trenton, was charged with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). Montoya was taken into custody on Monday in Trenton and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He will face a detention hearing in Superior Court in the near future. The case will then be prepared for presentation to a... Read more →


SEPTA Worker Beaten by Gang; Union Calls for SEPTA Police Chief to Resign

Transport Workers Union Calls for SEPTA Chief of Transit Police Thomas J. Nestel III to Resign or to be Removed ...The transit police are currently either unwilling or incapable of protecting SEPTA workers and riders, said Willie Brown, president of TWU Local 234. Violent attacks on SEPTA transit workers like the one seen in the video have become an unacceptable daily occurrence. PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2021)– Transport Workers Union Local 234, the largest union representing transit workers at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), released a video today showing a track worker being beaten in an unprovoked attack by a violent street gang at Philadelphia’s 15th Street Station earlier this week. Watch the video here. Attacks of this nature have become a daily occurrence. The... Read more →


36-year-old Blackwood Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Meet Underage Girl for Sex

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 36-year-old Blackwood man has pled guilty to attempting to meet an underage girl for sex at a park in Bordentown Township. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Jason McCann pled guilty to Attempt to Commit Endangering the Welfare of a Child - Impairing or Debauching the Morals of a Child (Third Degree) in exchange for a three-year sentence in New Jersey state prison. McCann will also be placed on the New Jersey sex offender registry upon release and be subjected to parole supervision for life. The plea was entered March 10 in Superior Court in Mount Holly before the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for July 14. The investigation began in July 2020... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Elects New Medical Staff Officers

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has announced the appointment of its new Medical Staff officers, each elected for a two-year term: Dr. Daniel Tarditi, Medical Staff President, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. A graduate of RowanSOM, he is also fellowship trained in Cardiology. Dr. Tarditi is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Osteopathic Association, American Society of Echocardiography, and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. A cardiologist with The Heart House, Dr. Tarditi resides in Haddonfield, NJ. Dr. Alan Lucerna, Medical Staff Vice President, is an attending physician at the Jefferson Stratford Hospital Emergency Department. Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Lucerna is a 2005 graduate of RowanSOM; he completed both his Internship and Residency through the... Read more →


John E. "Murph" Murphy, of Marlton, 92

Marlton – Formerly of Bellmawr. Age 92. Survived by a devoted and loving team of people at Care One Evesham that will miss him terribly. Also, missed will be his candy bowl escapades. John worked as a US Merchant Marine. Dear brother of Florence Keller. Catholic Graveside Services will be on Thursday, March 18 at 10 am at Waterford Memorial Park: 629 Pestletown Road, Waterford Works, NJ 08089. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of John E. Murphy. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurses Honored with Nursing DAISY Award

Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey nurses, from the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus, were recently honored with DAISY Awards for their compassionate and skillful care: Medical/Surgical 2 nurse Iwona Soloff, RN, of Sicklerville, NJ, was nominated by a recently diagnosed cancer patient for making them feel better with her “delightful personality” and “warm, caring nature.” Surgical Center nurse Michelle Hudak, BSN, RN, of Williamstown, NJ, was nominated by a surgery patient for her positive attitude and ability to make them feel comfortable before their procedure. This is Michelle’s second DAISY Award at Jefferson. Iwona and Michelle were presented the awards by Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. Part of an international program,... Read more →


Hello Friends of HFC,

It is Women's History Month and we wanted to showcase one of our programs that has gone above and beyond to meet the needs of our community during the pandemic. Our Hispanic Women's Resource Center has provided Hispanic women in Camden County with workforce development services since 1987, with the support of the NJ Division on Women and Latino Action Network Foundation. During the pandemic, Hispanic women were deeply impacted during the Coronavirus pandemic, especially in the area of safe, sustainable employment. We are serving women who lost the jobs due to the pandemic, women who are returning to the workforce to after many years to support their family, and women who are making career changes. Each program participant receives individualized Career Action Plan and... Read more →


Evesham Woman Allegedly Impersonated A COVID-Related Public Official

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Evesham Township Police Chief Christopher Chew announced that a 32-year-old township woman has been charged with impersonating a public official and threatening to shut down a township business, falsely claiming it had failed to adhere to COVID-19 isolation and cleaning protocols. Jennifer Strumph, of the 100 block of South Elmwood Road, was charged with Computer Crime (Second Degree), Criminal Coercion with Intent to Harm Reputation (Third Degree) and Assuming a False Identity (Third Degree). She was taken into custody March 4 and released following a first appearance in Superior Court. The case will now be prepared for preparation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation, which began late last year, revealed that Strumph contacted... Read more →


More Charges Filed Against Home Nurse Arrested in 2020 for Assaulting Impaired Patient

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that additional charges have been filed against a 34-year-old man who was charged last year with sexually assaulting a severely developmentally impaired girl while working as her caregiver in the family’s Southampton home. Edmondo DiPaolo, of the 100 block of Daniels Avenue in Pemberton Township, was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree), Sexual Assault (Second Degree) and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). He was taken into custody yesterday and released today following a first appearance in Superior Court. DiPaolo was initially charged in March 2020 with Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree), Attempted Aggravated Assault (Second Degree) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). He was released at that time following... Read more →


John Ricca, of Maple Shade, formerly of Atlantic City

Maple Shade - On February 25, 2021. Age 67. Formerly of Atlantic City, NJ. Burial will be private at Waterford Memorial Park, Waterford Works, NJ. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 www.mccannhealey.com Read more →


Video: President Reagan, the Last Great President of the US

Gloucestercitynews.net files WASHINGTON POLITICS WASHINGTON, DC--There was a time when both Republicans and Democrats actually got along. They had their differences of course. After all there is a big difference between a Conservative Republican and a Liberal Democrat. The Republican wants less government while the Democrat believes in more government; Spend and Tax is their motto. Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981 to 1989. His term saw a restoration of prosperity at home, with the goal of achieving “peace through strength” abroad. At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS BACK CARSTARPHEN FOR MAYOR 

(CAMDEN CITY, NJ) - Today the following members of the Camden City Council issued this joint statement: Council President Curtis Jenkins; Council Vice President Marilyn Torres; Councilman Angel Fuentes; Councilwoman Sheila Davis; and Councilwoman Shaneka Boucher. “As colleagues of Councilman Vic Carstarphen, we offer our public support to him to replace retiring Mayor Frank Moran and endorse Vic’s candidacy for Mayor in the June Democratic primary election. We look forward to working with Vic to continue the great progress we’ve made as a team on community policing, better schools, economic development, and infrastructure improvements. We’re confident that he will continue to serve the City with distinction in this new role. We urge our Camden City Democratic Committee members to support Vic in the coming days... Read more →


Burlington County Authorities Nab Two on Child Pornography Charges

Operation Safe Quarantine Continues Matthew Natale Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two men from Evesham Township and Shamong have been arrested on charges involving child sexual abuse material. Matthew Natale, 22, of the 1400 block of Virginia Court in the Marlton section of Evesham, was charged March 2 with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree and one Third Degree) and one count of Tampering with Evidence. The charges involve the possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material. The investigation began after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Natale’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed that Natale was using email to trade images and videos of pre-pubescent... Read more →


John Ricca, of Maple Shade, formerly of Atlantic City

On February 25, 2021. Age 67 years of Maple Shade, formerly of Atlantic City, NJ. Burial will be private at Waterford Memorial Park, Waterford Works, NJ. There will be no visitation or service. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Two from Philadelphia Charged with Causing Fatal Traffic Accident on Tacony-Palmyra

Brandon Moore left, and Jonathan Ramos Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington County Bridge Commission Public Safety Director Patrick J. Reilly announced that two Philadelphia men who were traveling at a high rate of speed on the Tacony-Palmyra bridge late last year have been charged with causing a five-car collision that killed one of the drivers. Jonathan Ramos, 28, of the 500 block of East Louden Street, was charged with Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree), Causing Death While Driving with a Suspended License (Third Degree), and Endangering an Injured Victim by Leaving the Scene without Rendering Aid (Third Degree). Ramos surrendered with his attorney yesterday at the Prosecutor’s Office in Mount Holly. Brandon Moore, 23, of... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey's Siobhan King Honored with Nursing DAISY Award

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Surgical Services nurse Siobhan King, MA, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for compassionate and skillful care. She was presented the award by Jefferson Health – New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NE-BC, shown right. A grateful patient nominated the Mount Laurel, NJ, resident for her empathy, dedication, and use of humor to help him through a difficult recovery after a colonoscopy. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. DAISY Award winners are chosen following a review of nominations by Jefferson’s Clinical Recognition Committee in New Jersey. The nonprofit DAISY... Read more →


Mount Holly Woman Faces Multiple Illegal Drug Charges

Fatal overdose could lead to upgraded charges Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Lumberton Township Police Chief Nicholas Peditto announced that a Lumberton woman has been charged with possessing and planning to sell illegal narcotics. Linda Naulty, 53, of the first block of Cedar Street in Mount Holly, was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute Within 1,000 Feet of a School (Third Degree) and Failure to Surrender Narcotics (Disorderly Persons). Naulty was transported to Mays Landing and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The investigation began on February 8 after Lumberton police officers and emergency... Read more →


Burlington Township Resident Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter announced that a 21-year-old Burlington Township man has been charged with possessing child sexual abuse material. James Hunt, of the first block of Threadleaf Terrace, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree and one Third Degree). He was taken into custody at his home on February 24 and released following a hearing in Superior Court in Mount Holly. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury for possible indictment. The investigation began last year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Hunt’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed... Read more →


Union City Man High on "Pot" Sentenced to Five-Years for Killing Friend

Union City Man Sentenced for Mansfield Vehicular Homicide Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 21-year-old Union City man was sentenced yesterday to five years in New Jersey state prison for causing the death of a friend while driving impaired and crashing his vehicle in late 2019 on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mansfield Township. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Johnalex Grullon pled guilty last month to Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree) and Assault by Auto (Third Degree) in exchange for the five-year term. His sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C. Grullon acknowledged in court that he had been smoking marijuana in the car prior to the crash, as well as driving... Read more →


Pemberton Township Man Charged with Fatally Shooting Cousin

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that a Browns Mills man was charged yesterday with fatally shooting his cousin during an Antwian Warthen argument Friday night. Antwian Warthen, 29, of the 400 block of Garden Avenue, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). The investigation began Friday at approximately 9:15 p.m. when Pemberton Township police officers were dispatched to Warthen’s home for a report of a man severely bleeding, possibly due to a stab wound. Upon arrival, they were informed that Warthen had just transported his cousin, Horace Warthen, 39, of Burlington City, to Capital Health at Deborah - Emergency Services.... Read more →


OPERATION SAFE QUARANTINE: Child Pornography Charges Filed Against 12

Second Phase of Operation Safe Quarantine Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that the second round of a multi- agency investigation fueled by an increase in threatening online activity towards children during the ongoing pandemic has resulted in the arrests of 15 individuals on charges such as possessing and distributing child sexual assault material, among other more serious offenses. “Operation Safe Quarantine II is the latest result of our pledge to patrol cyberspace and capture the depraved individuals who believe it is acceptable to exploit and endanger children for sexual gratification,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “There is much more work to be done, and this effort will continue to be a priority for the BCPO and the agencies who partnered with us for this investigation.”... Read more →


Mooristown Rotary Present Good Grief with $5000 Grant

February 2021 | in Good Grief announced today it has received a one-time $5,000 grant from the Morristown Rotary Club to purchase COVID-19 supplies and sanitization stations for its Morristown Family Support Center. “We are grateful to the Morristown Rotary Club for this generous grant to help us ensure the safety of children, families, volunteers and staff participating in grief support programs at our Morristown center,” said Good Grief CEO Joe Primo. “This donation enhances the stringent social distancing and health and hygiene practices we have put in place to create the safest environment possible for our Good Grief community.” Good Grief’s nationally respected Nights of Support program has provided innovative and free services to children and families since 2007. The organization’s peer support model... Read more →


Paterson MVC Center Closed Until Feb. 26

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) has announced that the Paterson Regional/Licensing Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Friday, Feb. 26. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Thursday, Feb. 11. MVC Centers Reopening The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates: West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center Tuesday, Feb. 16 North Bergen Licensing Center Thursday, Feb. 18 Turnersville Vehicle Center Monday, Feb. 22 Jersey City Vehicle Center Wednesday, Feb. 24 Paterson Regional/Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 26 MVC Online Many customers can... Read more →


Karen O'Brien Allegedly Stole $600k from SEA BOX ; Arrested in Gloucester City

At the time of her arrest, she had approximately $30,000 in her possession Karen O'Brien Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Cinnaminson Township Police Chief Richard A. Calabrese announced that a 41-year-old Maple Shade woman has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 from her Cinnaminson-based employer, SEA BOX, Inc., over a one-year period ending in December 2020. Karen O’Brien, of the first block of South Church Road, was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking (Second Degree) and Computed Related Activity for the Purpose of Executing a Scheme to Defraud (Second Degree). She was arrested yesterday following a motor vehicle stop in Gloucester City. In her possession when taken into custody was approximately $30,000 in cash. O’Brien, who has been terminated by the company, remains... Read more →


Willingboro Substitute Teacher Charged with Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

WILLINGBORO TOWNSHIP – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 41-year-old township woman has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a male student she met while substitute teaching at a township public school. Kameelah Kareem was charged with Sexual Assault (Second Degree) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). She was taken into custody on Wednesday and released yesterday following a hearing in Superior Court. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation began last month after authorities were made aware of a possible inappropriate relationship between Kareem and the 15-year-old student during the 2019-20 school year. Kareem served as a substitute teacher... Read more →


Eugene Young, 69, of Mount Holly Admits $350,000 Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Burlington County, New Jersey, man today admitted stealing more than $350,000 from a special needs trust, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Eugene Young, 69, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an information charging him with one count of wire fraud. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: A special needs trust was established to provide for the supplemental care, maintenance, support, and education of a disabled individual and, in December 2017, had more than $1 million in assets in two bank accounts. In December 2017, Young caused the trust’s trustee, a senior citizen, to execute a power of attorney appointing him as the... Read more →


John Lewis of Browns Mills Man Pleads Guilty to Burlington City Sexual Assault

A 29-year-old Browns Mills man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in a Burlington City alley in late 2019 in exchange for a 12-year sentence in New Jersey state prison. John Lewis entered the guilty plea to Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree) on January 27. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Lewis must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He will be placed on the New Jersey sex offender registry upon release and also be subjected to parole supervision for life. The plea was entered before the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for April 14. The investigation began after City of Burlington police officers were called to the first block of Union Street in... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET LOUISA

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 15 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Louisa's Holiday Wish List! ​Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Louisa gets along well with male dogs, but can be particular with females. Please no homes with young/small children, small animals, small dogs or cats. Previous dog experience a must to be considered for adoption. Interested in... Read more →


Camden County Office of Emergency Management Receives Donation of KN95s Masks

Sam Spino, Camden County Emergency Coordinator accepts 14,000 brand new KN95 masks from Lori Leonard, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties, (Lindenwold, NJ) – The Camden County Office of Emergency Management recently began distributing approximately 14,000 brand new, individually wrapped KN95 masks into the community. The masks were donated by Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties on Thursday, Jan. 21. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of Habitat for Humanity to send us these critical resources which are already being put to use by first responders and personnel within long-term care facilities,” said County Commissioner Jonathan Young, liaison to OEM. “Since the start of the pandemic, the availability of personal protective equipment like masks, gloves, and gowns, has... Read more →


A List of Vaccination Sites in South Jersey Area

The following locations are available for eligible recipients to make an appointment to receive a vaccine. Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately as the federal supply of vaccines to New Jersey remains limited. Burlington County Megasite - Moorestown Mall (Lord & Taylor) 400 & 401 NJ-38 Moorestown, Burlington CAMCare Health Corporation, 817 Federal Street, Camden CAMCare Health Corporation, 121 White Horse Pike, Clementine Camden County Vaccination Center, Camden County College Blackwood, Camden Gloucester County Megasite - Rowan College of South Jersey, 1400 Tanyard Road Sewell, Gloucester Riverside Medical Group Camden, 318 White Horse Pike Haddon Heights, Camden Project H.O.P.E, 519-525 West Street, Camden RMG Mount Ephraim, Mount Ephraim RMG Urgent Care Center - Cherry Hill, 2322 Route... Read more →


New York City Suspect Charged with Growing Marijuana at Chesterfield Farm

Hundreds of plants seized; Street value nearly $725k CHESTERFIELD – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Chesterfield Police Chief Kyle Wilson announced that a Brooklyn man has been charged with running a large-scale marijuana growing operation at a township farm. Weiming Liu, 57, was charged with Manufacturing Marijuana in a Quantity of 25 Pounds or More (First Degree) and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). He was taken into custody on January 26 during a motor vehicle stop in Bordentown Township. Liu was released following a first appearance yesterday in Superior Court in Mount Holly. The charges against him will now be prepared for presentation to a grand jury by Assistant Prosecutor Michael Angermeier, supervisor of the BCPO Gang, Gun, and Narcotics Task... Read more →


State Funding for NJ Schools Comes with a lot of Unknowns

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. BY JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER There is uncertainty over what support districts can expect from the Murphy administration as overwhelming financial pressures continue. Gloucester City High School, Gloucester City, NJ relies heavily on the state of New Jersey for financial support. (CNBNews photo) With everything else going on, New Jersey’s public schools are also about to enter a most-unusual budget season for the next school year, with a range of questions looming, both familiar and not. A fundamental question facing them like never before, of course, is what will school even look like whenever New... Read more →


Justice Mekhi Hennix, age 21, Succumbs to Cerebral Palsy

Justice was born on March 18, 2004, to Angela McBeth, in Mount Holly, New Jersey. His seizure disorder began to surface around four weeks when he was hospitalized for seizure activity. By the end of that night, he experienced over 30 seizures. After weeks of testing, he was diagnosed with Pachgyria / Polymicrogyria which over time led to quadriplegic cerebral palsy. His first doctor of Neurology sent Justice’s MRI to his mentor, who happened to be the only doctor in the world to specialize in this disorder, to provide an overview of life expectancy based on his brain scans. Justice’s mom knew this was bigger than her and decided to give herself and her son to the Lord. Over time, Justice experienced medical ups and... Read more →