LARGEST GOSPEL CHOIR ASSEMBLES IN BRIDGETON

A world record was broken in Bridgeton. Organizers were able to put together the largest gospel choir, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Over 1500 people assembled for the event. The program was put together to “Let’s Raise our Voices Against Violence.” Local churches from Bridgeton and surrounding communities were instrumental in organizing…

MEDICARE FRAUD LEADS TO GUILTY PLEA

An Atlantic County business has admitted to defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of millions of dollars. Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi announced that The Center for Lymphatic Disorders, LLC, and its office manager Farah Iranipour Houtan plead guilty onThursday to third-degree healthcare fraud. As a result of its plea,…

CHRISTIE PUSHING CONSOLIDATION LEGISLATION

A new proposal could allow some area towns considering consolidation. The Department of Community Affairs could cover 20 percent of a towns merger cost under a bill proposed by Gov. Chris Christie. There are high costs that come with the initial consolidation, but can provide long term savings if done right for some communities. Christie…

NEW GIRAFFE COMES TO CAPE MAY COUNTY ZOO

The Cape May County Zoo has welcomed the arrival of a giraffe. Sterling, a 15 year-old male Reticulated Giraffe, is here on a breeding loan from Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay. Known by the scientific name Camelopardalis reticulate, reticulated giraffes are native to Eastern sub-Saharan Africa as well as the western and southern parts of Africa, residing…

MENENDEZ HAPPY WITH AUTISM BILL SIGNING

On the day the legislation had been set to expire, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on Friday applauded the President’s signing into law the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CAA) which authorizes nearly $700 million to fund autism research, training, intervention and other programs.  The ceremony comes after Menendez negotiated a last minute agreement in order…