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Future of the Pinelands Program Uncertain  

Today the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) released its 13th annual State of the Pinelands Report. The report rates how specific actions of state and local government have helped or harmed the Pinelands during 2019. The year 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the landmark Pinelands Protection Act and the establishment of the Pinelands Commission. The central achievements of the Pinelands Commission and the Act are strong. Over its 40-year history, this agency has been able to withstand efforts to weaken or abolish the plan to... Read more →

Demand for Pet Blood

As a result of recent advancements in veterinary medicine and owners increasingly willing to spend more money on care for the family pet, the demand for pet blood has increased; however, pet blood supplies around the country continues to fall short. In fact, many veterinarians today rely on out-of-state blood banks that often have an extremely limited supply. January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes it a perfect time to bring awareness to the importance and benefits of pet blood banks. BluePearl Specialty and... Read more →


source KE ANDREWS New Jersey school districts were about to raise funds by raising property taxes, but the governor blocked it. The districts will have to find another way to compensate for the cuts that have taken place to state funding. When vetoing the bill, the governor made a statement that taxes on the wealthy should be raised to pay for schools, instead of asking middle-class taxpayers to pay more. Some districts have lost state aid, due to changes to the formula for school property... Read more →


AT THE MOVIES WITH ODDS ON 92ND ACADEMY AWARDS LAS VEGAS) — Sportsbooks in Indiana have joined New Jersey as the only states offering movie buffs the opportunity to join their favorite actors, actresses, and directors as big winners from the 92nd Academy Awards. A year after New Jersey’s retail and online sportsbooks broke new ground in the United States by offering legal betting on the Academy Awards for the first time, both Indiana and New Jersey will be offering odds on the Oscars, which... Read more →

Temple Study Shows Pharmacological Chaperone Therapy Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

(Philadelphia, PA) – Like pieces of tape that crumple, stick together, and can be turned into a ball, proteins that begin to lose their shape become sticky and tend to clump together. When this happens, rather than being transported to recycling sites within cells, old or dysfunctional proteins instead become trapped within cellular compartments. Eventually, they accumulate to the point that they gum up cellular machinery, causing major problems. Fortunately, cells are equipped with molecular machinery that detects defective proteins, sorts them out, and then... Read more →

STUDY: Is It Safe For People With Heart Disease To Use Marijuana?

Newswise — Marijuana use is on the rise as more states legalize it for medicinal and recreational purposes, and physicians are fielding more questions about its safety. Although smoking tobacco is responsible for approximately one in four deaths from cardiovascular disease, the effects of smoking marijuana on the heart are not fully understood. Some studies suggest that marijuana can trigger heart attacks and strokes in some users. Ersilia DeFilippis, MD, a second-year cardiology fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, first became interested... Read more →


(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 23, 2020)--Car security and safety features and measures are essential requirements for a safe trip. The most common yet vital measure that is universal across all types of vehicles from cars to trucks, to SUVs is buckling your seatbelt. Although this piece of kit seems quite basic, you can rest assured that seatbelts are crucial in order to save the lives of every passenger in the vehicle. There are more recent and advanced security and safety features like AEB (Auto Emergency Brake) and FCW... Read more →

Online Voting Has Opened For The 2020 New Jersey  Shout Down Drugs Music Competition

Finalists To Perform at the Prevention Concert April 3, 2020 MILLBURN — The New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music contest is back for its 16th year. The competition, sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), was open to any New Jersey high school individual or group, to create and enter original songs with an anti-drug message. The songs have been submitted and online voting is ongoing now through January 31. “Each of the contestants are all unique, talented, and winners for... Read more →


Funds to be used to replace water, sewer lines along Sussex Avenue GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – The City of Gloucester was recently awarded $400,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to be used to replace the water and combined sewer lines along Sussex Avenue between Market Street and Cumberland Street, announced Mayor Daniel Spencer today. “We are appreciative of the DCA’s award and very pleased that our application was so favorably received,” said Spencer. According to Spencer, replacing the water and sewer... Read more →

Burlington County Authorities Arrest 6 After Investigation into Recent Shootings

Nasir Harper Daymon Thomas Terrance McKinney Samir Ellis Nasir Hickson Yakim Thomas Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a multi-agency investigation in response to recent shootings in Mount Holly and Willingboro Township has led to six individuals being arrested on weapons and drug charges. Nasir Harper, 22, of Bordentown City, was charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun (Second Degree), Receiving Stolen Property (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled... Read more →

Barrington PD Traffic Alert: Clements Bridge Rd at Gloucester Pike Detour

Barrington Police Department advises you to AVOID Location due to an upcoming traffic issue. A road construction project near Clements Bridge RD and Trinity PL. will close Clements Bridge RD. Southbound at Gloucester Pike and will require a detour of traffic from January 27-29 7:00am to 5:00pm. Southbound vehicles can either take W. Gloucester Pike into Bellmawr and utilize Black Horse Pike, or take E. Gloucester Pike to utilize Atlantic Ave and White Horse Pike. Address/Location Barrington Borough, NJ 229 Trenton Ave Barrington, NJ 08007... Read more →

Catholic Charities Partner with Philadelphia 76's

A portion of all tickets sold will directly benefit Catholic Charities Appeal beneficiaries providing support to the homeless, special needs students, food cupboards, after school programs, and more. The Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA), the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's single most important fundraiser, benefiting hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese, will partner with the Philadelphia 76ers to host a night of family fun at the Wells Fargo Center. Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:00 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets The... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Announces Fall 2019 Dean's List LEXINGTON, KY (01/21/2020)-- More than 1,950 undergraduate students have qualified for the Fall 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List at the University of Kentucky. Among the students honored are: Cassidy Andruszka of Lumberton (08048). During this term, Cassidy's academic major was Neuroscience. Joseph Ruchser of Mays Landing (08330). During this term, Joseph's academic major was Biology. More than 1,950 undergraduates have qualified for the Fall 2019 College of Arts and... Read more →

NJ Residents Receive Degrees from Wilkes University

WILKES-BARRE, PA (01/21/2020)-- Wilkes University awarded 302 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees when it held its winter commencement ceremony on January 19. The event was held in the Arnaud C. Marts Center, 274 South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes interim President Paul S. Adams presided at the event. The commencement address was delivered by Paul Riggs, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University. Kristin Donati, who received her master of business administration degree at the ceremony, was the student... Read more →

Dirty Dirt Bill Becomes Law in NJ

Governor Murphy has signed S1683 (Smith/Greenstein) into law. The bill was written to address the regulations of solid waste, hazardous waste, and soil and debris recycling industries and to amend the existing law to expand the requirements for background checks to a broader range of persons involved in the solid waste industry, such as salespersons, consultants, and brokers. “Today is an important day when it comes to dealing with dirty dirt in New Jersey. This new law addresses New Jersey’s ongoing problems with illegal dumping... Read more →

HRC Scores New Jersey Companies’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies

WASHINGTON DC (January, 2020)--- America’s leading companies and law firms are stepping up in record numbers to adopt increasingly forward-looking policies and practices to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers in the U.S. and abroad, according to the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. In the most rigorous assessment of LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices to date, a record... Read more →

Alumna Makes $250,000 Gift to Establish Endowment for Childhood Studies

By Tom McLaughlin Rutgers University–Camden will continue to be a global leader at the forefront of research and initiatives focused on improving the lives, opportunities, and understanding of children, thanks to a $250,000 gift from alumna Nancy Shuman to establish the Nancy Seagrave Shuman Endowment for Childhood Studies. Shuman, a 1968 graduate of the Rutgers–Camden College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, established the fund to ensure that various initiatives within Rutgers–Camden’s Department of Childhood Studies will receive ongoing... Read more →

Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found... Read more →

Differences Between Motorized and Non-Motorized Whitewater Rafting Trips in the Grand Canyon

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 22, 2020)--In this day and age, we live most of our lives following our usual routines. We get up early, prepare for the day ahead, head on to school or work, take some few breaks, get to work again, before we finally go home and drag ourselves to bed so we can rest and prepare to do the same routine the following day. Of course, leading a healthy life is necessary but don’t you think following a strict routine could be monotonous and boring... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Campbell Gains Spot in Susquehanna Stadium Band SELINSGROVE, PA (01/21/2020)-- Julia Campbell, of Florence, participated in Susquehanna University's stadium band during the fall. The Susquehanna stadium band played at all home football games, the homecoming parade and pep rally, and at special events. The band is under the direction of Eric Hinton, associate professor of music and director of bands at Susquehanna. Membership is open by audition to all university students. Campbell is a music and French studies major in the Class of 2022. Susquehanna,... Read more →

Impact Of Climate Change on Humans and Forests

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 22, 2020)--Eight is coming down to seven, with half the planet already having been destroyed. How long do you think the earth can sustain the weight of negativity? With the current conditions, probably not for long. While life ebbs out of people, authorities are still abstracted of the fact that earth is on the verge of annihilation. The conniving deeds of humans have paved half the way to oblivion, while the foundation to the other half has already been laid. Glaciers are melting into... Read more →

NJ Fixes Solar Program Bill For Now

Governor Murphy signed S4275 (Smith) into law. The bill allows BPU to increase cost to customers of Class I renewable energy requirement for energy years 2022 through 2024, under certain conditions. “This new law will temporarily stop the solar market from crashing, but we need to do more. This will raise the cost cap, which lets more sunlight in and allows the solar program to move forward. Our concern is that this is a stopgap instead of a real solution. We have said from the... Read more →

(Video) Kansas City Fans Wounded by Gunman, Two Dead

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (January 20, 2020)----41Action News reports that two people are dead and 15 wounded after a gunman opened fire outside a Kansas City bar in a "chaotic scene" as the city celebrated its football team's big victory on Sunday night after the game. Officers who arrived at the scene outside 9ine Ultra Lounge just before midnight Sunday found the bodies of a man and a woman, police said in a statement. Fifteen other people were treated at hospitals, and three were listed in... Read more →

Community Members Invited to FREE Weekly Cancer Wellness Programs

at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township Sewell, NJ, January 21, 2020– People living with a cancer diagnosis are invited to join Jefferson Health cancer experts for FREE one-hour wellness programs held weekly at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township’s Center for Hope and Healing (900 Medical Center Drive, Suite 207, Sewell). Nourishing Our Bodies During a Cancer Diagnosis (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.): Danielle Hall, MS, RD, will discuss healthful guidelines, supplements, and nutrient-dense foods to maximize nutrition during a cancer diagnosis.... Read more →

South Jersey Gas Employees Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service

FOLSOM, NJ, January 21, 2019 – Approximately 100 South Jersey Gas executives, employees and their families assisted local residents with projects for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20 – distributing warm clothes, assisting with resume writing, making hospitality toiletry bags and more. “South Jersey Gas is proud to participate in the Day of Service for the third year in a row,” said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. “As part of our commitment to the communities we serve,... Read more →

NJ Residents Named to Moravian College Dean's Honor List

BETHLEHEM, PA (01/21/2020)-- Moravian College named more than 725 students to the Dean's Honor List for the Fall 2019 semester. Students who carry three or more course units during the fall or spring term and attain a GPA for the term of 3.50 or higher are placed on the Dean's Honor List. Shayne McNally of Wall (07719) Brelyn Friedman of Laurel Springs (08021) Marissa Kibler of Lumberton (08048) Alex Tursi of Sewell (08080) Jillian Connelly of Shamong (08088) Matthew Anderson of Tabernacle (08088) Ryan Harper... Read more →

No Increase in New Jersey Transit Fares

Today, Governor Murphy announced that his FY2021 budget proposal will not include a fare hike for NJ Transit. This is the fifth year that NJ Transit has not had a fare increase. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “We are glad that NJ Transit will not be increasing their fares this year. This is good news for commuters. This is important because they cannot and should not balance the budget on the back of NJ Transit riders. Rate... Read more →

Nursing, Its Career Options and Benefits

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 21, 2020)--Slipping into the shoes of a nurse is not an easy task, as many people say. Only those who have worked their brains out to earn this job will know the hardships. Once you get to the kernel of the profession and be molded to the routine life, the real intricacies start to unfold. Nursing, unlike any other profession, demands an immense passion for serving fellow beings. It is not just confined to the concept of service, but also has excellent options and... Read more →

2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries Saturday

PHILADELPHIA PA (January 21, 2020)--Philadelphia leaders and innovators will share their visions for the future at three Libraries Transform sessions during the Symposium on the Future of Libraries at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Libraries Transform: Civic Innovation, on Saturday January 25th from 8:45 – 10:00am in the Pennsylvania Convention Center Room 201-ABC, considers the future of place, for both established cultural institutions and for new civic spaces activated throughout communities. Anuj Gupta, General Manager of the Reading Terminal Market, will share his experience leading... Read more →

Free public reading of Tough Love

Ridgewood,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) January, 2020 --New Players Company of Ridgewood, NJ and The New Deal Creative Arts Center of Hyde Park, NY present a free public reading of Tough Love, a new play in development written by playwright Louisa Vilardi. Tough Love is a mix of comedy and drama that explores how much it takes to give up or give in when it comes to marriage and family. Louisa is a writer and theater director originally from Northern New Jersey where she taught high... Read more →

Trees Not Tombstones: New Options For End-of-Life

(NAPSI)—The vast majority of Americans have not completed their end-of-life planning. In fact, over half of those age 45-plus have done no end-of-life planning at all, according to a recent survey conducted by Better Place Forests, the country’s first sustainable alternative to cemeteries for families that choose cremation. A beautiful forest can be a final resting place that brings comfort to family and friends. Better Place Forests hopes the idea of a beautiful, sustainable final resting place will encourage people to create those plans. Instead... Read more →

New Jersey Carpenters Union Adds Puerto Rico as Home to Newest Local

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Charters Newest Local in Puerto Rico (Philadelphia, PA) The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters announced that it has charted a new Local to represent workers in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The charter for Local 787 was officially ratified on January 10th, 2020. “The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters is excited to take the next steps in helping to rebuild the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and organize the local workforce,” said Executive Secretary-Treasurer William... Read more →

Another One Bites the Dust

Source NRA-ILA Actually, that headline is a little misleading, as we are referring to U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) abandoning his bid to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election. But when we last reported on the Democrat clown-car that is the field of candidates who wished to challenge Trump for POTUS, there were 19 active campaigns. With the departure of Booker, Democrats now have “only” a dozen candidates from which to choose. In fact, our last posting on the field proved to... Read more →

Emerson University Poll: New Jersey Generational Divide Between Biden and Sanders On Display

January 20, 2020, A new Emerson College Poll looks to the end of the nomination process, the June 2 New Jersey primary. At this point, former Vice President Joe Biden leads the state with 28% of the vote, followed by Senator Bernie Sanders at 25%, Senator Elizabeth Warren at 15%, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 9% and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang tied for 5th at 6% each. The data was collected January 16-19, 2020, mix mode, n=388, +/-4.9%. Spencer Kimball, Director of... Read more →


Funding supports thousands of local homeless housing and service programs WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This is the first of two announcements of Continuum of Care awards. View a complete list of all the... Read more →