CNB Medical News: New Hope for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers are testing a new drug that may someday be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. (NAPSI)—There could be promising news for the more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the people who care for them. The Problem Although nearly one in every three people will eventually be afflicted and it’s the third leading cause of death of older adults in the U.S. (surpassed only by heart disease and cancer in non-pandemic years), there may be effective treatments on the horizon. An Answer? One contender is about to start a Phase I clinical trial. It’s a novel drug known as NVG-291 and it’s designed to repair damaged nerves. Originally developed by NervGen Pharma Corp. (TSX-V: NGEN) (OTCQX: NGENF) to treat spinal cord injury,... Read more →


NRA-ILA: Delaware Committee Advances Handgun Licensing Bill

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021 SUPPORT NRA-ILA Today, the House Judiciary Committee issued a favorable report to Senate Bill 3, to impose a Maryland-style “handgun qualified purchase card” and a handgun transfer registry. It now goes to the House floor for further consideration. Please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE SB 3. Senate Bill 3 requires prospective purchasers or recipients of a handgun to first have a “handgun qualified purchaser card,” which requires a training course. While those with a carry permit are exempt from the training requirement, they are not exempt from the license. The approved permits only last for 180 days each, requiring citizens to continuously apply for new permits in order to maintain the ability to acquire handguns. In addition,... Read more →


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Doctoral Student Studies Children’s Role in Colombia’s Turbulent Past

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY– In 2016, Diana García had just started her Ph.D. in childhood studies at Rutgers University–Camden when news came from her native Colombia: the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos had signed an historic peace accord, ending years of a bloody narcotics trafficking war that engulfed the country. The childhood studies scholar watched curiously how, in this post-accord period – hailed as a new chapter in the country’s history – children were incorporated into a collective memory construction – in essence, a rethinking – of the past. “In the field of childhood studies, one of the predominant ideas is the questioning of the notion that children are the future, and many policies – the ways that... Read more →


Join the Inaugural New Jersey Future of Work Accelerator

Do you have an idea, solution, venture or initiative that improves job quality and economic security for workers and their families? Apply today to join the inaugural New Jersey Future of Work Accelerator to take your idea to the next level. ACCELERATING IDEAS THAT SUPPORT WORKERS! The Future of Work Accelerator is a 9-month program that will support innovations that advance New Jersey’s workers’ health and safety, improve access to benefits, strengthen training opportunities, and bolster worker voice. Through the Accelerator, participants will receive custom coaching, curated connections to national experts, introductions to funders and peers, and the opportunity to pilot worker-centric programs and practices in New Jersey. The Accelerator is open to startups, entrepreneurs, non-profits, public sector institutions and employees, unions, and grassroots organizations... Read more →


Philadelphia Custom and Border Patrol K-9 Potter Celebrates Birthday

May 11, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – What are the only things an agriculture detector dog wants for his birthday? Easy, some honest work and a cup of his favorite ice cream. K9 Potter enjoying his birthday peanut butter ice cream. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture canine Potter serves at Philadelphia International Airport on CBP’s Beagle Brigade, a nationwide unit of highly skilled and highly motivated agriculture detector dogs. He celebrated his eighth birthday on Cinco de Mayo as he likes to do every day – sniffing passengers’ baggage in the search for prohibited plant and animal products that could carry disease or invasive insect pests. On Potter’s last flight of the day, he detected a half-dozen prohibited mangos in a passenger’s baggage after a flight... Read more →


Kerri Anne Rulis, of Paulsboro, age 44

On May 5, 2021, Age 44. Of Paulsboro. Survived by her children, Melissa Rulis, Autumn Yates and Michael Yates, Jr; her siblings, Lisa Charon, Laurie Carey and Eddie Charon, as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Kerri was predeceased by her parents, Ronald and Mary Ellen Rulis. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1 to 2:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St, Gloucester City. Funeral service 2:30 PM in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Kerri Anne Rulis. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →


Marie Irene Foltz, of Gloucester City, GHS Alum, NEST International Employee

On May 8, 2021. Age 52. (nee Cowley). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of Edward O. Foltz. Daughter of the late Byron H. and Anna Cowley (nee Monroe). Loving mother of Donald L. Fager, III (Megan), Brian J. Collison (Justina Jarosz) and Patricia Marie Foltz. Cherished grandmother of Donnie and Declan. Beloved sister of Byron M. Cowley (Kathy Osiecki), Patricia Boyden (John), Karen Hodge (Robert), Kathleen Berry (William), Dennis Cowley (Veronica), Michelle Cowley-Piccone and Theodore Cowley (late Nancy). Loving and caring aunt to 20 nieces and nephews. Marie was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1986. She worked in customer service for NEST International in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Thursday evening, May 13, 2021 from 6... Read more →


Nancy A. Roskey, of Westville, GHS Alum

On May 7, 2021, of Westville passed peacefully at the age of 64. She left this world surrounded by loved ones who cherish all her wonderful memories. Nancy is survived by her mother Grace (Smith) Tomlin and the late Harry Tomlin, Sr. Beloved mother of Grace Ann McCargo and Bob Tomlin. She was the loving grandmother of Peyton Scomolla and Hunter Maiese, who were her world, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Grace Kopfle, late Harry Tomlin, Jr., late John Tomlin, Susan Tomlin and Robert Tomlin. Nancy graduated from Gloucester High School class of 1974. She found her purpose in life after high school by taking in many foster children and giving them love and support. Nancy... Read more →


Joseph DiSilvestro, Retired Iron Worker

On May 8, 2021. Age 72 of Voorhees, NJ and formerly of Blackwood NJ. Father of Joseph, Angelo and Anthony DiSilvestro. Joseph was a retired iron worker. Burial place and time will be announced at a later date. Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


CG Cleaning Oil Spill in Maurice River

LEESBURG, NJ, UNITED STATES 05.12.2021 C ourtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 5 Shown is boom deployed by pollution responders after a report of a discharge of marine diesel fuel from a motor vessel operating in the Maurice River, N.J., May 12, 2021. Crewmembers from Sector Delaware Bay, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Cumberland County Environmental representatives are on scene and monitoring response efforts. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released) LEESBURG, N.J. (May 12, 2021) — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a marine diesel fuel spill from a motor vessel operating in the Maurice River, Wednesday. The maximum potential release is 778 gallons. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Cumberland County Environmental representatives... Read more →


Boyfriend of Camden Woman Found Dead Charged with Her Death

Camden City N.J. – The boyfriend of a woman found dead inside her Camden home on Monday has been charged in her death, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Edwin Zavaleta, 28, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder and one count of fourth-degree Tampering with Evidence. On May 10, police responded to their home 1000 block of S. 6th St. around 8:45 a.m. for a report of a woman found unresponsive. Officers discovered Tonia Yamileth Zavaleta, 25, dead in an upstairs bedroom. Zavaleta’s Manner of Death was determined a homicide by the Camden County Medical Examiner on May 11. Her Cause of Death was listed as a stab wound and... Read more →


Good News for Gloucester Township Residents....Overall Crime Has Drop Significantly

Gloucester Township, New Jersey is pleased to report that the overall reported criminal offenses (overall crime) have dropped by 12.26% from the previous year. Violent crimes also dropped 15.63%, making the great community of Gloucester Township an even safer place! “A safe community is a great community. Gloucester Township Police Department is committed to serving our community to make it as safe as possible! While we are pleased with this crime reduction – we are not yet satisfied! We are committed to improve and find better ways to solve problems so that we can make Gloucester Township even safer for all of our residents! I want to personally thank the community for the strong support the men and women of the GTPD have received over... Read more →


*Jim E. Ferry Sr. Foundation Golf Outing, Westwood Golf Club; Proceeds Benefit K-9

The annual Jim E. Ferry Sr., Foundation Golf Outing will be held on June 7 at the Westwood Golf Club in Woodbury. Proceeds from the event will go to the Gloucester City Police K-9 unit. Click the image below to read the details. Read more →


How Online Seed Banks Are Better Than the Traditional Ones?

These days you could order everything online. The marijuana seeds are no exception. The presence of online seed banks has made it possible. This is very handy when it comes to ordering marijuana seeds online. The grower can register themselves with any online seed bank and sell their seeds via the platform. One could find different types of seeds like feminized, medical, and auto-flowering in the seed banks that ship to the US. There are a lot of reasons as to why the online seed banks for the selection of marijuana seeds are better in terms of the traditional seed banks. The online seed bank offers different types of seeds and much of them are very enduring in nature. There are completely different categories of... Read more →


Cathy A. McGinley (nee Pitts), of Erial, formerly of Bellmawr

Cathy A. McGinley (nee Pitts), on May 10, 2021, of Erial, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 60. Beloved wife of Michael of 45 years. Devoted mother of Michelle Costello (Chris), Michael, Jr. (Candice), Jennifer Cummins (Jaime) and Samantha Severino (Nicholas). Loving Mom-mom of Christopher Costello, Michael McGinley, Desalina Cummins, Alyssa Cummins, Macey McGinley, Cody Costello, Kaylee Severino and Nicholas Severino. Daughter of Carol Pitts and the late Howard. Dear sister of Debbie Bangs. Also survived by her faithful companions Neikco and Jasmine. There will be a viewing from 9:30am to 11:30am on Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11:30am at the funeral home. Entombment St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Chews Landing. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Homeward Bound Animal Adoption Center, 125... Read more →


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members

BATON ROUGE, LA (05/11/2021)-- The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Erin Smith of Columbus (08022) at University of Delaware Madison Comisky of Wrightstown (08562) at University of Delaware They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have... Read more →


Joan J. Moffit (nee Helinek), on May 9, 2021, of Runnemede,

Joan J. Moffit (nee Helinek), on May 9, 2021, of Runnemede, originally from Philadelphia. Age 83. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late George. Devoted mother of George, Jr. (Maria), Debbie and the late Michael. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer and Christopher. Soon to be Great grandmother of Kaylyn Rose in July. Dear sister of Robert Helinek of Runnemede (the late Lori). Also survived by niece Laurie Ann Helinek- Hummel, nephew Bobby Helinek and her family and friends. Joan is at peace with her love of 61 years and her son. She loved BINGO and going to the casinos. Joan enjoyed going out to dinner when she wasn't cooking or baking - she didn't know how to cook for 3 or 4 people, she always... Read more →


Benefits of Working With A Corporate Event Planner

With Covid almost behind us, many businesses are now thinking about organizing live events for 2022. So many people are hungry to get back to networking and discovering new trends in their industry which is why this is a great time to start planning an event. However, producing such an event can be an overwhelming and tedious task. There are many factors that you are going to have to address such as the venue, entertainment, keynote speaker, guest speakers, marketing, staging, and so on. This is why it is important to work with an event planner. Corporate Event Planning Corporate event planning is vital to those companies that aim at revitalizing their business and improve employee and customer relations. Although corporate event planning is not... Read more →


Camden City Woman Found Dead in her Home, Investigation Ongoing

Camden City, N.J. – Detectives are investigating the homicide of a woman found inside her Camden home on Monday, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to a home on the 1000 block of S. 6th St. around 8:45 a.m. on May 10 for a report of a woman found unresponsive. When they arrived, officers discovered Tonia Yamileth, 25, of Camden, in an upstairs bedroom with a visible injury to her neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. On May 11, the Camden County Medical Examiner ruled Yamileth’s Cause of Death as a stab wound and blunt force trauma to the neck and her Manner of Death as a homicide. Detectives are working... Read more →


Three Men Shot in Paulsboro, Two Dead, One in Critical Condition

PAULSBORO, NJ--On Saturday, May 8, 2021, at approximately 4:21 p.m., officers from the Paulsboro Police Department responded to the area of West Adams and Delaware Streets for the report of multiple persons who had sustained gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, Paulsboro officers located two deceased males. The deceased have been identified as 28-year-old Aaron L. Owens and 25-year-old Cory R. Bunch, both of Camden City. A third male was located in a vehicle a short distance away, suffering from gunshot wounds. That subject was transported to Cooper Hospital in Camden, where he remains hospitalized in critical condition. Autopsies of Owens and Bunch conducted on May 9, 2021, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin ruled the cause of death for Owens and Bunch as gunshot... Read more →


Officer Down: Det. Luca Benedetti, Shot and Killed During Burglary Investigation

Detective Luca Benedetti San Luis Obispo Police Department, California End of Watch Monday, May 10, 2021 Detective Luca Benedetti, age 37, was shot and killed as he and other detectives executed a search warrant as part of an investigation of a series of burglaries. The detectives approached the apartment, identified themselves, and asked to enter. They waited an extended period of time with no response before forcing entry into the apartment. The suspect was laying in wait inside and opened fire as the detectives entered the apartment. Detective Benedetti and another detective were both struck. The subject was also wounded by return fire and later committed suicide. Detective Benedetti was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Detective Benedetti had served... Read more →


Detectives Investigating Shooting of 16-Year-Old in Voorhees

Camden City, N.J. – Detectives are investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old on Saturday night, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi. A Voorhees Police Officer was approached by a group of passengers claiming there was a shooting victim inside their vehicle around 11:21 p.m. on May 8. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he remains being treated for his injuries. Through the investigation, it was determined the teen was shot while on the unit block of Franklin Dr. in Voorhees. Detectives continue to search for potential witnesses and information that could help determine what led to the shooting. If anyone has information that could aid the investigation, please contact CCPO Det. Alex Burckhardt... Read more →


Why Students in a Top NJ College Health Program Are Improving Public Vaccine Efforts

Students in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) have partnered with the New Jersey Public Health Association to understand why vulnerable demographics are hesitant to get vaccinated and how to improve New Jersey’s state messages to these populations. “Drawing upon data from New Jersey state, county, and city departments, we found little outreach to vulnerable populations..." ~Dr. Brenda Seals, Associate Professor and Public Health Chair EWING, NJ May 12, 2021 – The U.S. administered over 200 million COVID-19 vaccines in President Biden’s first 100 days in office. However, vaccination rates are now falling by disturbing measures, from a high of 3.38 million to 2.86 million people vaccinated per day. Emboldened by the federal government pausing Johnson... Read more →


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Hosts Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models

For Week-Long Swim Search Photo Shoot and More Atlantic City, N.J. (May 11, 2021) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City hosted models and the production teams of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for their annual Swim Search this past week. The week-long effort was a part of Hard Rock International and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s multi-faceted strategic partnership announced in March. Along with traditional photoshoots throughout the Jersey Shore, Hard Rock Atlantic City hosted a private pastry decorating contest with Executive Pastry Chef, Thaddeus Dubois, as well as a partnership with the Atlantic City Arts Foundation where models and artist Charles Barbin of DUNES Art Gallery painted an Adirondack chair mural to be formally unveiled on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk Memorial Day weekend.... Read more →


The New Jersey State Fair at the Meadowlands

New Jersey's Single Largest Family-Friendly Event Adds Extra Week of Summer Fun - Now Running June 18 - July 11 at MetLife Stadium NJ’s great escape boasts hundreds of rides, exhibits and attractions including Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean, Jurassic Kingdom and beloved favorites such as Racing Pigs and lots more East Rutherford, NJ – The State Fair Meadowlands is back and better than ever, adding an additional week of summer fun. After missing last year due to the pandemic, State Fair Meadowlands returns as “The One and Only Fair That Matters!” New Jersey’s Great Escape will take place at MetLife Stadium from June 18 - July 11, 2021. Spread over 35 acres, plus free parking, the Fair is a fun-packed event that fits anyone’s... Read more →


Graffiti Art Contest at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (May 11, 2021) – Alcatraz East Crime Museum invites artists to submit their entry into the 3rd Annual Graffiti Art Contest held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The event coincides with National STEM Day, bringing attention to the addition of Arts… turning STEM to STEAM. Although graffiti is a controversial issue that is very costly to clean up, this contest and exhibit highlights organized graffiti programs found across America that reduce vandalism while promoting local talent. “We know how serious the graffiti issue is in many areas of the country, which is why we want to help teach people about it,” states Summer Blalock, Sales & Marketing Manager for Alcatraz East. “Art is in the eye of the beholder, and there is... Read more →


Delaware River Sojourn August 7-13, Register Now

Volunteer River Cleanup Scheduled for August 6 The Delaware River looking towards Philadelphia from Proprietors Park, Gloucester City, NJ (CNBNews photo credit) WEST TRENTON, N.J. (May 11) – Interested paddlers are invited to register for the 26th Delaware River Sojourn taking place August 6-13. The Delaware River Sojourn combines guided paddling excursions, interpretive programs and camping. Participants may sign up for the entire trip or for the day(s) of their choice; all skill levels are welcome. “The sojourn is a family-friendly paddling and learning adventure, a wonderful way to discover the Delaware River,” said Mark Zakutansky, Director of Conservation Policy Engagement for the Appalachian Mountain Club and Chair of the Sojourn Steering Committee. “We are really excited to be back and look forward to hosting... Read more →


Collingswood Slate of Maley, Lewandowski and Robinson Easily Win Election!

Congratulations to the the Team Collingswood slate of Mayor Jim Maley, Commissioner Rob Lewandowski, and Morgan Robinson on their landslide victory in Collingswood this evening. Team Collingswood won by more than a 2 to 1 margin making it a crushing victory for the Team Collingswood campaign and victory for the people of Collingswood. Once again, congratulations to one of the best towns and communities in the country. With Mayor Jim Maley, Commissioner Rob Lewandowski, and Morgan Robinson, I know Collingswood will continue to flourish and succeed. Sincerely, James Beach Camden County Democratic Committee Chairman Read more →


College Softball: Kean Wins NJAC Semifinals, Beat Rowan 4-2 and 4-2

ROWAN #1 SOFTBALL UPSET BY #4 KEAN IN NJAC SEMIFINALS GLASSBORO, NJ – The top seed Rowan softball team was upset by #4 Kean University in the semifinals of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship Tournament. The Cougars won the best of three series, 4-2 and 4-2. Kean (25-7) advances to the championship at #2 The College of New Jersey on Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15. The final is a best of three series. TCNJ defeated #6 Stockton, 4-1 and 2-0 in the conference semifinals. Taryn DiGiacomo was the winning pitcher in both games. She totaled eight strikeouts in the opener and contributed with two hits and one RBI. Center fielder Maria Bonfanti totaled two hits, two RBI and one run. Left... Read more →


Rowan's Emily August and Nana Agyemang Receive NJAC Weekly Honors

PITMAN, NJ – Rowan senior Emily August was named the Softball Pitcher of the Week and freshman Nana Agyemang was named the Field Athlete of the Week for men’s track, as the NJAC announced its weekly honors for May 10. August (Mahwah, NJ/Mahwah) went 2-0 with 15 strikeouts and an 0.00 ERA in the Profs’ doubleheader sweep of Ramapo in the NJAC Quarterfinals, which advanced Rowan to the semifinal series against Kean, to be played on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12 (if necessary). The senior righthander went the distance in the 3-0 win over Ramapo, pitching a one-hitter and recording a career-high 12 strikeouts. In the 6-3 second-game victory, she threw 5.1 innings in relief, allowing just three hits. On the season, August... Read more →


Virtua Health Humanitarian of the Year and First Achievement Award in Clinical  Excellence

Awards correspond to health system’s Celebration of Philanthropy (Marlton, NJ…) This year, during National Hospital Week, Virtua Health is recognizing its philanthropic partners through a special Celebration of Philanthropy. The virtual celebration recognizes two remarkable individuals who support and sustain healthy communities. Entrepreneur Pepe Piperno has been chosen as Virtua’s Humanitarian of the Year, and Martin Topiel, MD, Virtua’s infection control officer, is the first recipient of the Achievement Award in Clinical Excellence for his role in Virtua’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The events of the past year have proven how connected we are as a community. Both Pepe Piperno and Dr. Martin Topiel have long histories of helping others and have risen to the challenges of our times in service of those who... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Concordia University, Nebraska confers degrees to May 2021 graduates SEWARD, NE (05/10/2021)-- Undergraduate and graduate degrees were conferred to more than 715 students who completed their studies at Concordia University, Nebraska in Seward. Paul Stanko of Cherry Hill, N.J., earned a M.Ed. Jennifer Vega of Cherry Hill, N.J., earned a M.Ed. Sarah Nocito of Swedesboro, N.J., earned a M.Ed. Tameka Myers-McSween of Williamstown, N.J., earned a M.Ed. Melissa Strawderman of Woodstown, N.J., earned a M.Ed. York College of Pennsylvania Student Recognized with Award YORK, PA (05/10/2021)-- York College of Pennsylvania Mechanical Engineering student Adam Richwall of Medford was recognized for The Engineering Society of York Award during the College's annual 2021 Recognition Ceremony. Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college... Read more →


York College of Pennsylvania Students from NJ Recognized with Awards

YORK, PA (05/11/2021)-- York College of Pennsylvania students were recognized for the Senior Honor Society Award during the College's annual 2021 Recognition Ceremony. Cecily Widmann of Medford, NJ 08055 (International Relations student) Amber-Lynn Deveney of Genloch, NJ 08032 (Early Elementary Education student) Rylee Winkelspecht of Audubon, NJ 08106 (Hospitality Management student) Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the College is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 4,000 undergraduate and 300+ graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 20+ graduate and professional programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and... Read more →


Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple U to Study Alzheimer's Disease

(Philadelphia, PA) – Finding ways to optimize energy use is critical to keeping up productivity. This idea applies to the human body overall, as well as to each individual cell that makes up the body. Cells, in fact, go to great lengths to maintain energy levels, frequently increasing the activity of certain proteins and support pathways to compensate for drops in energy production that are brought about by stress or disease. One way in which cells compensate for flagging energy production and metabolic dysfunction is mitochondrial calcium transport remodeling – a process marked by seemingly harmless changes in the amount of calcium present within mitochondria, the energy-generating batteries of cells. But while beneficial at first, this response may become maladaptive over time, with altered calcium... Read more →


Ocean County Teens Claim Second Prize in

Statewide Substance Use Prevention Music Competition Toms River, NJ — Two Ocean County students won second place in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs New Jersey music competition, supported by 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. Alessandra Regenye and Angelina Amato, of Toms River High School North in Ocean County, took home second place for their original song, “Holding Out”. The duo performed their song as part of the virtual Prevention Concert that took place this past Friday on ShoutDownDrugs.com The Prevention Concert featured the musical performances of 14 finalists from seven different counties throughout the state, who created original songs promoting substance use prevention messages. WRAT Creative Director and PM Drive DJ Jimmy Steal... Read more →


Republican Congressional Candidate Blast Biden Administration for Stopping Annual Tribute

Lake Hiawatha, NJ/May 11, 2021 - Today, Hillery Brotschol, Republican Congressional candidate for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District condemned the refusal of the Biden Administration to allow the Rolling to Remember Ride on Memorial Day. This is the first time in thirty years that the three - day event capped by a massive motorcycle demonstration ride raising awareness for 80,000+ unaccounted for POW/MIAs & national veteran suicide awareness has been canceled. Brotschol condemned the silence of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, herself a veteran regarding this snub to our brave veterans and their memories. “The Biden Administration seems to want to cancel any patriotic event they can from fireworks at Mount Rushmore to the Rolling Remember Ride for our brave veterans who are still missing,” said Hillery... Read more →


Growing Industries in New Jersey in 2021

image courtesy of pixels.com The view of Jersey City on the waterway, the state’s second-most populous city after its capital, Newark As with every state in the U.S., there are a few industries that drive the most economic growth and support the continuous evolution of New Jersey's prosperity. Especially in such a richly diverse state like this one, which is the neighbor of the nation’s largest city, these key sectors are helping the Garden State emerge as a dominating force. Information Technology The IT industry in New Jersey is undoubtedly booming. With thousands of tech businesses making their home in the state, approximately 8% of all workers are employed under IT-related professions. Because of its proximity to other major cities like Philadelphia and New York... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE... Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Corpsman William Halyburton Jr.

Navy Corpsman William Halyburton Jr. May 10, 2021 | BY Katie Lange , DOD News Actions worthy of the Medal of Honor don't always come from a compilation of courageous deeds; they can happen in the shortest window of time. That was likely the case for Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Halyburton Jr., a corpsman who died on his first day in combat toward the end of World War II. Halyburton was born on Aug. 2, 1924, in Canton, North Carolina, to parents Mae and William Halyburton. He had two brothers, Bob and Joe. In 1940, the family moved to Miami, but Halyburton only stayed for a short while before moving back to North Carolina to live with his aunt and uncle in Wilmington,... Read more →


NJBIA Opposing Bill that Codifies EMP Goals without Establishing Costs

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is opposing a bill today that codifies certain energy goals related to the 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP), as many of those objectives do not account for costs to the state, reliability or feasibility. Bill S-3667 (Smith, D-17; Bateman, R-16) is scheduled to be voted by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee this morning. “While we are generally supportive or reasonable measures to advance clean energy goals, we oppose the blanket incorporation of various EMP goals as State goals codified by legislation,” NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Ray Cantor said. “The EMP was not intended for this purpose and has other significant flaws. “We should not be moving forward with major energy policies, as law, until we... Read more →


Why you should consider a career as a lawyer

Jurisprudence is the totality of all legal sciences that study the legal system as a whole, as well as the complex of knowledge about the state and administration. A lawyer is a qualified specialist who is engaged in practical activities in the field of law. He interprets and applies state laws in order to ensure the legitimacy of the activities of all individuals and legal entities, and therefore, fixes the offenses themselves and, with special judicial powers, determines the measure of responsibility and establishes the punishment for the perpetrator. This profession rightly seems to many to be extremely difficult, because in addition to a thorough knowledge of all branches of law, from a professional lawyer, special inner qualities are required: well-developed analytical thinking, logic, pedantry,... Read more →


A Message from Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins:

"The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department prepare to celebrate a very special time of the year for law enforcement. National Police Week is celebrated May 9-15 this year, with a special somber remembrance on National Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15. As I reflect back on this time last year, we were in middle of an unprecedented pandemic, and law enforcement in general were part of the “good guys,” who were out working in public safety along with healthcare professionals and other first responders. No one could have predicted how fast the pendulum would swing against law enforcement, with the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests and riots that began at the end of May and continued into summer.... Read more →


Monmouth County Teen Wins Substance Use  Prevention Music Contest

Ocean County Students Claim Second Place, Bergen County Student Earns Third MILLBURN, NJ — A Monmouth County student shared her unique message on substance use prevention in Friday’s virtual Prevention Concert to win the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs New Jersey music competition, supported by 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. Samantha Yannarelli, of Mater Dei Prep in Monmouth County won first place for her original song, “They Swore.” The concert played on the contest website, ShoutDownDrugs.com, and featured the musical performances of 14 finalists from seven different counties throughout the state, who created original songs promoting substance use prevention messages. WRAT Creative Director and PM Drive DJ Jimmy Steal announced the winners live... Read more →


LOOKING FOR A LOVING HOME: Shinobi, Male Siberian Husky/Mixed

Senior Male Siberian Husky / Mixed Meet Shinobi! This poor boy was found after his owner passed away. He's very energetic and lived previously with two other dogs. He's great on leash, knows sit, paw, and down. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Shinobi? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. Up to date with vaccinations OK with Dogs Not good with cats! Available 01/24/2021 Birth Date 01/27/2012 (may not be exact) Fill out an Application Stay updated Thank You|News & Press|Rainbow Bridge|Store|Amazon Wishlist|Maddie's Fund © Husky House Inc. All Rights Reserved 2015 Find us here 391 Route 34 Matawan, New Jersey hh.applicationreviewboard@gmail.com Read more →


Stephen Gifford of Medford Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 36-year-old Medford Township man pled guilty in Superior Court to distributing child sexual assault material in exchange for a 10-year sentence in New Jersey state prison. Stephen Gifford, of Pine Valley Drive, entered a guilty plea on May 5 in Mount Holly to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). Under terms of the agreement reached with the Prosecutor’s Office, he must serve five years of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. The Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for August 4. The investigation began last year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Gifford’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed... Read more →


LGBTQ Group Files Lawsuit Against Trump Era Healthcare Rule

Plaintiffs Urge HHS to Fully Reverse Trump-Era Healthcare Discrimination Rule Encouraged by Biden-Harris Administration’s Initial Steps to Rescind Trump “Rollback Rule,” Advocates Urge HHS to Take Further Steps to Reverse Regulation, Address the Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Harms It Has Caused Trump-Era “Rollback Rule” Undermines ACA's Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ+ People, Patients Seeking Reproductive Care, English Language Learners, People Living with Chronic Conditions BOSTON — Minutes before a Monday federal court hearing in Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) et al v. HHS, a lawsuit challenging the Trump-Pence Administration’s rule undermining healthcare nondiscrimination protections contained in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Office for Civil Rights will interpret and enforce Section 1557 and... Read more →


Woodbury Using Electronics to Manage the Canadian Geese Population

Managing the Canadian Geese Population Gloucestercitynews.net files WOODBURY, NJ--Large groupings of geese have become more than a nuisance to homeowners, businesses and government. The City of Woodbury join many who struggle to limit the intrusion of these migratory birds at our public parks and lakes. Consider that ONE hungry goose, who can consume up to 4 pounds of grass in a day, can generate up to 2 pounds of poop a day – at a frequency of every 12 minutes! These droppings account for high costs for cleanup, repair and maintenance. Public Works, though not responsible for controlling the geese population, are assisting the Department of Wildlife and Animal Control in Gloucester Township to reduce the population in our lakes and parks. A little over... Read more →


Relaxing Serenely: The Search for the Perfect Mattress 

Image Source When you enter a store full of mattresses, you will undoubtedly be bombarded with a salesperson that's trying to sell you the most expensive product on their stock. These mattresses may have enticing words added to them so that buyers would think it's a good mattress. These clerks may tell you lies and make you believe that a product has life-changing advantages. But beware that not everything that these paid salespeople are telling you is accurate; most of the time, they want to sell. So how will you know if a company is telling the truth? You won't know this until you do your research. Read the information below about mattresses so that you know what to look for: The Different Types of... Read more →


Judicial Watch Wants to Know What Really Happened with Champ and Major?

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the United States Department of Homeland Security for records of communication between Secret Service officials assigned to the White House regarding the Biden family dogs (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:21-cv-01194)). The lawsuit was filed after the Secret Service failed to process records in a timely manner in response to a March 10, 2021, FOIA request seeking: All records of communications between USSS officials responsible for protection at the White House regarding the Biden family dogs, named Champ and Major. On April 12, 2021, the Secret Service replied to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request saying that they had identified responsive records which were being processed... Read more →


Rutgers‒Camden nursing graduate persevered through family tragedy in Ecuador

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN — When Silvia Tenezaca encounters obstacles thrown her way, she conquers them with grace. She overcame a family tragedy and medical crisis, economic challenges, and a language barrier to complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Rutgers University‒Camden. To escape poverty and a dearth of jobs in Ecuador, Tenezaca came to the United States in 2002 at the age of 21 to join family members in Brooklyn. Working at a dry cleaning business, she improved her English language skills by speaking to people at her job and by watching TV. “My desire to attend college was stronger than any language barriers,” says Tenezaca, of Sicklerville. After moving to southern New Jersey, she was ready to attend college, but she was working... Read more →


What State Has The Most Young Adults Living With Their Parents?

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square May 9, 2021 The public health and economic toll the coronavirus pandemic caused are well documented. Perhaps less understood are the social impacts. According to a report from Pew Research Center, young adults in the United States were more likely to be living with at least one parent in July 2020 than at any time since the Great Depression. The historic numbers of young adults either moving back home or choosing to remain there during the pandemic appears to have been a continuation of a broader trend. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 34.4% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with at least one parent, grandparent, or former guardian in... Read more →