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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 →


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 →


Police Need Help Identifying / Locating Driver Involved in Camden City Hit-and-Run

Camden City, N.J. (January 28, 2021)– Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the driver involved in a Jan. 27 fatal hit-and-run in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to the 2600 block of Mt. Ephraim Ave. shortly before 10 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. When they arrived, they located a man suffering from injuries to the head. The victim, identified as Lawrence Lloyd, 46, of Camden, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m. A witness told officers the driver who hit Lloyd drove off after the incident. Through the investigation, detectives collected evidence and surveillance... Read more →


Moorestown Police Investigating Home Burglary

MOORESTOWN, NJ --(January 24, 2021)--Saturday, January 23 at 7:38 am, Moorestown Gloucestercitynews.net files officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary that occurred in the 400 block of Crescent Ave near Pleasant Valley Ave. The resident arrived home and discovered that between about 9:00 am on 1/22/2021 and 7:30 am on 1/23/2021, someone forced open a garage window and entered the garage. The person then used force to open the door from the garage to the interior of the home. Assorted jewelry was stolen from the master bedroom. Anyone with information is asked to contact Moorestown PD Detectives at 856-914-3092 or detectives@moorestownpd.com. If you see suspicious activity don't hesitate to call police at 856-234-8300. If you see a crime in process, Call 911.... Read more →


Double Murder in Edgewater Park

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 at a residence in the 200 block of Dogwood Road. Police were called to the house just before 1 a.m. and discovered the bodies of James Gist III, 29, of Westampton and Marcus Thompson, 29, of Willingboro. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. Approximately 10 people had gathered at the house to celebrate a birthday. The decedents were the only ones struck by gunfire. The motive for the shootings continues to be investigated. No arrests have been made. The homicides are being investigated by detectives from the Prosecutor's Office and the Edgewater Park Township Police Department.... Read more →


Philadelphia Man Gets 18 Years for Mt. Laurel Attempted Sexual Assault

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 54-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced today in Superior Court to 18 years in New Jersey state prison for attempting to sexually assault a woman who was walking along a Mount Laurel roadway in 2019. Donald Cramer Jr. must serve more than 15 years of the term before becoming eligible for parole. The sentence, which was the result of a plea agreement, was handed down in Mount Holly by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C. Cramer pled guilty in September to Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree). The investigation revealed that on the afternoon of June 6, 2019, the victim was walking along Route 73 in Mount Laurel when she was grabbed by Cramer and dragged into a... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s Maternity Center Recognized for Higher Quality in Maternity Care

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Washington Township-based Maternity Center, a participating facility in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s network, has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Racial and ethnic disparities are persistent and widespread across maternal healthcare, primarily driven by socioeconomic status, geographic location, and implicit provider bias. Compared to similarly developed countries, such as Canada, Germany, and Australia, the United State has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR), at approximately 17.4 deaths per 100,000 live births, with the MMR steadily increasing since 20001. According to the CDC, non-Hispanic Black women are two to three times more likely to die from preventable... Read more →


Maple Shade Resident Allegedly Beats Elderly Roommate; Charged with Attempted Murder

MAPLE SHADE (January 20, 2021)--– Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a township man has been charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree) after severely beating his elderly roommate at the care facility where they reside. David P. Lake, 51, was taken into custody yesterday at The Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center in the 300 block of West Mill Road. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The investigation began after Maple Shade police and the Maple Shade First Aid Squad were dispatched to the facility on the morning of January 17 on a report of an assault. The investigation revealed that Lake had attacked his... Read more →


Transformations at Jefferson Cherry Hill and Washington Township Hospitals

Pictured, from left: the Silvestri Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital under construction (scheduled for completion in July 2021) and the recently completed Patient Pavilion at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Monumental changes at Jefferson Cherry Hill and Washington Township Hospitals will enhance the patient and family experience, enable new clinical programs in the community and keep specialized care close to home. Both hospitals have undergone multi-million dollar renovations over the past few years and now bring the latest technology and patient-focused care to South Jersey. In December 2020, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital wrapped up a five-year, $250-million renovation project with the completion and opening of its new seven-story, 230,000 square-foot Patient Pavilion. Originally built in 1960, the updated hospital is now the first of the... Read more →


Two Alleged Drug Dealers Charged with Death of Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Township Police Chief Richard J. Meder announced that two drug dealers from Maple Shade have been charged with causing the death of a Medford Township man who fatally overdosed on methamphetamine they sold to him early last year. Joshua Lanigan, 39, of Woodbine Road, and Jeanine Hughes, 44, of Cropwell Drive, were charged with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). The defendants were taken into custody January 15 in Maple Shade. Hughes was transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing, and Lanigan was lodged in the Burlington County... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Plays Key Role at New Vaccination Site at Camden County College

Jefferson President & COO Brian Sweeney addressed the onlookers at the launch of the new Camden County vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood. On Wednesday, January 13, The Camden County Board of Commissioners opened its new COVID-19 vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood with Jefferson Health – New Jersey playing an important supporting role. Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., was joined by area healthcare professionals and institutional leaders to talk about the new COVID-19 vaccination site. Jefferson Health – New Jersey President Brian Sweeney was one of several officials to address a crowd of supporters and news media. The new vaccination site has four operational lanes for Phase 1A – which includes healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and effective... Read more →


Mount Holly Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 68-year-old Mount Holly man pled guilty in Superior Court to inappropriately touching an underage girl with whom he was acquainted as well as possessing multiple images and videos containing child photography. Paul Marris, 68, of Second Street, entered the guilty plea last month to Second-Degree Possession of Child Sexual Material (More than 1,000 Items but Less than 100,000 Items), and Third-Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Impairing or Debauching the Morals of a Child). Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Marris faces three years in New Jersey state prison when sentenced on February 17, 2021. He will also be subjected to parole supervision for life and be required to register with law enforcement as a... Read more →


Acenda and Gloucester County NAACP Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Annual Volunteer Day Canceled Due to COVID-19 (January 12, 2021 - Glassboro, NJ) - January 18 marks the 26th anniversary of the MLK Day of Service that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day encourages all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. For the past three years, Acenda and the Gloucester County NAACP have joined together at Acenda's Glassboro headquarters to mark this day of service. Volunteers gathered to assemble baby bundles for new moms in our maternal health programs, non-perishable food baskets for young adult in our supportive housing programs, and mailings in support of Acenda's mission. Over 50 volunteers,... Read more →


Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township Welcomes Two New Breast Surgeons

The Comprehensive Breast Center, located at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, recently welcome two new breast surgeons to its team of physicians: Kristin Brill, MD, FACS, and Susanna M. Nazarian, MD, PhD, FACS. We spoke with Dr. Brill and Dr. Nazarian about their experiences in the medical field, and what they look forward to bringing to Jefferson Health - New Jersey. One Passion, Two Stories Dr. Brill and Dr. Nazarian are both passionate surgeons who have a deep desire to help their patients by providing the best care possible. However, their individual stories as healthcare professionals are very different. Dr. Brill always knew she wanted to positively impact lives, but surprised herself when she became interested in surgery during medical school: “I... Read more →


Staten Island Man Pleads Guilty to Seeking Sex Online with 14-Year-Old

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 43-year-old Staten Island man has pleaded guilty to trying to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 14-year-old girl. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, John Emilio, of Wooley Avenue, pled guilty to Attempted Endangering the Welfare of Children (Impairing or Debauching the Morals of a Child – Third Degree) in exchange for a three-year term in New Jersey state prison. The plea was entered in Superior Court on December 23, 2020 before the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for March 24 in Mount Holly. Emilio became a suspect in November 2019 during a BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit proactive investigation into the exploitation of children in cyberspace.... Read more →


CNBNews December 2020 Cheers/Jeers

William E. Cleary Sr. and Friends | CNBNewsnet CHEER--Food pantries in Bellmawr and Barrington were beneficiaries of grants from the New Jersey District of Kiwanis during December. Grants of $150 each were presented by the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons to Bellmawr Mayor Charles Sauter and Barrington Municipal Clerk Terry Shannon. Each municipality will distribute the funds to smaller pantries serving their residents. Over the course of this calendar year, over $1000 has been raised and donated by the Kiwanis Club to area food pantries in Collingswood, Cherry Hill, Barrington, Bellmawr, and Camden. Also, financial support and gifts-in-kind have been made to Dubin House, Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cathedral Kitchen, and Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey. RINO Christie hanging out with his Democrat... Read more →


21-Year-Old Man Pleads to Guilty to Burlington County Vehicular Homicide

Admits to driving while impaired by marijuana Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 21-year-old Union City man has pleaded guilty to 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 to Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree) and Assault by Auto (Third Degree) in exchange for a five-year term in New Jersey state prison. The plea was entered on Wednesday in Superior Court in Mount Holly before the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for February 24, 2021. Grullon acknowledged during the proceeding that he had been smoking marijuana prior to the crash, as well as driving... Read more →


Maple Shade Man Sentenced to Prison for 5 Years for Shooting Neighbor's Dog

Toby, a Pomeranian-poodle, was euthanized a day after being wounded with an air rifle Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 65-year-old Maple Shade man has been sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison for shooting a neighbor’s dog with an air rifle in 2019, causing the animal to be euthanized. The sentence, handed down yesterday by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., was the result of a negotiated plea with William D. Stroemel, who pled guilty in April to Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Animal Cruelty (Third Degree). The investigation began in September 2019 after police were contacted by the owners of Toby, a 9-year-old Pomeranian-poodle mix. They told police that Toby had been discovered... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ’s Bariatric Surgery Program Earns Top Designation

as Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation/quality organizations. Jefferson Health – New Jersey - a participating facility in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s network - earned this designation by meeting the rigorous Blue Distinction Center quality selection criteria for bariatric surgery. To receive this designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety measures,... Read more →


Married Couple from Pemberton Charged with Hitting and Killing a 72-Year-Old Pedestrian

Victor Brown, 44 and Tonya Brown 35 PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP (January 5, 2021)--- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that a township woman has been charged with striking and killing a 72-year-old Browns Mills man as he was crossing Lakehurst Road in late 2019, and her husband has been charged with helping her try to conceal the crime. Tonya Brown, 35, and Victor Brown, 44, of the 100 block of Kinsley Road, were both charged with Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree) and Tampering with Evidence (Fourth Degree). Tonya Brown, who was driving, was additionally charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree), Endangering an Injured Victim (Third Degree), and Causing Death while Driving Unlicensed (Third Degree). The... Read more →


New Patient Pavilion Opens at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

A new Patient Pavilion with all-private rooms has opened at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, the last phase of a five-year, $250 million-plus campus revitalization project. “This marks a new era for our health system and our Cherry Hill Hospital,” said Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Brian Sweeney. “It elevates the level of service and care we can provide our community members.” In addition to new patient care units with private rooms, the new Patient Pavilion also has new Medical Imaging facilities and a modern, full-service café. Designed with patients and their family members’ comfort and convenience in mind, some of the new amenities offered include: An iPad in every patient room (sanitized after every discharge) that allows patients to access MyChart (for information on... Read more →


New Jefferson Health LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Opens in Haddonfield on January 4

A new medical practice – Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care (A LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice) – will begin seeing patients on Monday, January 4. Easily accessible by both car and public transportation, this practice will provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ patients to seek inclusive, multidisciplinary care. While focused on caring for LGBTQ patients, this new medical practice is open to all adult members of the community needing medical care. Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care, located at 80 Tanner Street, will offer services in infectious diseases care, HIV, behavioral health and primary care. “We will also provide hormone replacement therapy, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention upon opening. In the future, gynecology services and... Read more →


Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Celebrates Its First Baby of 2021

The first baby born at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes on January 1, 2021, arrived at 3:33 am. Tylin weighed 6 pounds and is 20 inches long. His parents Tanequa and Tyrone of Glassboro, NJ are delighted to welcome their third child at the dawn of a new year. Tylin has two siblings, 7-year-old Khamari and 6-year-old Shawn, who are excited to meet him. About Virtua Health: Virtua Health is committed to helping the people of South Jersey be well, get well, and stay well by providing the complete spectrum of advanced, accessible, and trusted health care services. Virtua’s 14,000 colleagues provide tertiary care, including a renowned cardiology program, complemented by a community-based care portfolio. In addition to five hospitals, two satellite emergency departments, 24... Read more →


Victim of Fatal Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Accident Identified

PALMYRA (December 30, 2020)--- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington County Bridge Commission Director of Public Safety Patrick J. Reilly, Jr. announced that the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Burlington County Bridge Commission Police Department are investigating a multi-car collision that occurred on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge at 6:49 p.m. last night, killing one person. The crash occurred when two cars heading westbound towards Philadelphia appeared to be speeding and one car clipped the other sending it into the eastbound lane, where it struck a Honda Civic head-on. The driver of the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which ultimately involved five vehicles. Five individuals were taken to the hospital with various injuries, none of which appear to be life threatening.... Read more →


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?

Camden City, N.J. — Detectives are searching for a missing and endangered man, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Pine Hill Police Chief Christopher Winters. Massey in 2018 Shawn Massey, 38, of Gibbsboro, was reported missing to Pine Hill Police by family members who said he was last seen leaving his parents’ home on Dec. 23 and has not been heard from since. Massey has diagnosed with mental health issues, according to family members. Police said he has been known to possibly become aggressive if approached. Detectives urge anyone who sees Massey or knows his whereabouts not to make contact with him and instead call law enforcement. If you have any information that could help police locate Massey, please either call... Read more →


Jefferson NJ Opens New LGBTQ+ Affirming Medical Practice on January 4th

New Jefferson Health LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Opens in Haddonfield on January 4 Haddonfield, NJ, December 28, 2020 – A new medical practice – Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care (A LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice) – will begin seeing patients on Monday, January 4. Easily accessible by both car and public transportation, this practice will provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ patients to seek inclusive, multidisciplinary care. While focused on caring for LGBTQ patients, this new medical practice is open to all adult members of the community needing medical care. Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care, located at 80 Tanner Street, will offer services in infectious diseases care, HIV, behavioral health and primary care. “We will also provide hormone replacement therapy, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for... Read more →


Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey Needs Your Help

Greetings Friends, It's been a tough year for those we serve at the Hispanic Family Center, but you can help us set the tone for a positive new year by giving an end-of-year gift to our organization. Since the onset of the COVID 19 crisis, our community has come to us with increased critical needs. Many do not typically fall within our comprehensive human service programming—and we have done everything in our power to meet our community where they are. We have found housing for families when they were without shelter; we have had food drives so our people don’t go hungry, we have bought emergency phones for victims of abuse seeking secure ways to reach out for help, and we have bought tablets and... Read more →


Fatal Accident on Tacony-Palmyra Bridge; Ongoing Investigation

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge PALMYRA NJ (December 29, 2020)(CNBNews)- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington County Bridge Commission Director of Public Safety Patrick J. Reilly, Jr. announced that the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Burlington County Bridge Commission Police Department are investigating a multi-car collision that occurred on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge at 6:49 p.m. last night, killing one person. The crash occurred when two cars heading westbound towards Philadelphia appeared to be speeding and one car clipped the other sending it into the eastbound lane, where it struck a Honda Civic head-on. The driver of the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which ultimately involved five vehicles. Five individuals were taken to the hospital with various injuries, none of which appear to... Read more →


MVC Centers in Cherry Hill and Manahawkin Closed

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced that the Cherry Hill and Manahawkin Vehicle Centers are closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. Both Cherry Hill and Manahawkin will be closed until Thursday, Jan. 7. The employees who tested positive were last in the respective centers on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Nine MVC Centers currently are closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. These Centers are scheduled to reopen on the following dates: Wayne Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 31 Newark Regional/Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 31 Rahway Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 31 East Orange Vehicle Center – Thursday, Dec. 31 North Bergen Licensing Center – Saturday, Jan. 2 Lodi Licensing... Read more →


Pet Adoption: Meet Boo Boo

Boo Boo Shepherd / Mixed Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Boo Boo. Rescued from a difficult situation, now safe at Husky House, Boo Boo is looking for his loving forever home. He is a very friendly boy. He will need an owner who will continue to help him with his leash training. He would do best in a home with a secure, fenced in backyard. Please no apartments/townhouses or homes with young/small children. Interested in adopting Boo Boo? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Boo Boo Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with children Available date: 9/12/2019 Birth date: 9/12/2018 (not exact) Yard required Read more →


Goodwill Home Medical Equipment Offering Repair Services for Medical Devices

Lawrenceville, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/22/2020 -- Goodwill Home Medical Equipment is currently scheduling repair services for hospital beds, scooters, and electric-powered wheelchairs in Burlington County and the surrounding area. Performing proper maintenance on a wheelchair's battery and other elements can help prolong the life of the device, as well as make repairs faster to perform. Electric wheelchairs should always be maintained on a daily and weekly basis. The battery should be charged each day since this will help to keep it in good working order regardless of what the day brings. Additionally, it's valuable to keep a toolkit with the chair so that if anything should arise in the course of one's travels, it's relatively easy to correct. It's also important to check the... Read more →


Ernest T. Kowalski of Woodbury Heights; Elementary Teacher of Physical Education

Ernest T. Kowalski, of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey, passed away on December 19, 2020. He was 66. A strong-willed man with a positive personality that was infectious, Ernie, as he was affectionately known cherished every day he could spend with his family and doing the things he loved to do. Ernie was a Health and Physical Education Teacher for 23 years at Evesham Township Board of Education where he taught elementary students. He had a true passion and gift for teaching. Ernie was very active in the Boy Scout's and was always present for his children's activities and aspirations. Ernie overcame many health obstacles during his life. He was a grateful recipient of a liver transplant. Through this selfless act, Ernie was given 22 additional... Read more →


Gateway opens River’s Edge Warming Center

BRIDGETON, NJ--Gateway Community Action Partnership has opened the River’s Edge Warming Center, 7 Washington St., Bridgeton. It is the newest Code Blue warming center and is part of the Cumberland County Code Blue efforts to keep the homeless protected and safe during inclement weather. In accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines, the center can accommodate 20 homeless individuals on any night the Cumberland County Office of Emergency Management calls Code Blue. Guidelines for calling Code Blue are when temperatures are 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. The center is handicap accessible and includes all required amenities to provide care safely for those vulnerable area residents. Security is provided to ensure the safety of overnight guests and the volunteers who staff the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. warming... Read more →