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Cooper University Health System Announces Death of Its President and CEO, John P. Sheridan, Jr.

Cooper University Health System Announces Death of Its President and CEO, John P. Sheridan, Jr.

CAMDEN - The executive leadership of Cooper University Health System is saddened to announce the death of its President and CEO, John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce.

Mr. Sheridan was remembered as a “a true gentleman and outstanding leader” by George E. Norcross, III, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System, and Adrienne Kirby, the President and CEO of Cooper University Health Care.  Mr. Sheridan had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cooper University Health System since February 2008.

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Burzichelli seeks investigation in Conrail case

Burzichelli seeks investigation in Conrail case

Assembly Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli (D-3) wants federal and state prosecutors to investigate the possibility of criminal charges against Conrail in the aftermath of a 2012 derailment that forced the evacuation of Paulsboro.

In a letter sent to both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the state Attorney General, Burzichelli cited a report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which determined that Conrail’s failure to repair a defective locking mechanism on the bridge, coupled with its failure to properly train rail crews to inspect the bridge, likely caused the accident.

“I respectfully call upon you to review the NTSB report and conduct whatever additional investigation may be warranted, with an eye toward pursuing potential criminal charges to address what appears, at a minimum, to be negligent conduct on the part of Conrail in failing to properly maintain and inspect the bridge,” Burzichelli wrote.

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CNN: US bombing ISIS targets in Syria

U.S. jets are hitting ISIS targets in Syria, CNN reports.

These are the first strikes against the terror group inside the country since President Barack Obama announced his expanded airstrike plan.

Read CNN's report here.

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CD3: DCCC goes up on the air with third TV strike on MacArthur

CD3: DCCC goes up on the air with third TV strike on MacArthur

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) this morning launched its third negative cable television ad against Republican Tom MacArthur in the 3rd Congressional District.

Running in support of Democrat Aimee Belgard (pictured), the ad features a testimonial from a fire captain who discusses his fellow fire fighters’ experience taking retired insurance CEO MacArthur’s company to court over denied claims.

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NBC News: Federal charges ruled out for Christie in Bridgegate scandal

NBC News: Federal charges ruled out for Christie in Bridgegate scandal

NBC News tonight is reporting that federal investigators say after nine months of investigating Bridgegate there is 'no evidence" that Gov. Chris Christie had advance knowledge about any politically motivated scheme around the bridge lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

"The federal charges are now ruled out for Chris Christie," said NBC News anchor Brian Williams.

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) issued the following statement in response to the news:

"NBC New York reports governor Christie is not involved,' said the minority leader. "Now it's time for the panel that prejudged the governor to end its relentless attacks."

See the NBC report here.

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Former Manalapan Mayor found guilty on 11 counts, including wire and mortgage fraud and obstruction of justice

Former Manalapan Mayor found guilty on 11 counts, including wire and mortgage fraud and obstruction of justice

The former mayor of Manalapan was convicted at trial today on charges related to his acquisition of farmland in Monmouth County, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.  

Andrew Lucas, 37, was found guilty today on all 11 counts of an indictment charging him with wire fraud, an illegal monetary transaction, loan application fraud, false statements to the IRS, aggravated identity theft, obstruction of a grand jury investigation and falsification of records in a federal investigation.

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Nurses and healthcare workers back Tedesco and Cho in Bergen County

Nurses and healthcare workers back Tedesco and Cho in Bergen County

NJ’s largest union of nurses and healthcare workers , the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), announced  endorsements today for  Roy Cho  for Congress in the  5th Congressional  district and Jim Tedesco for Bergen County Executive.

“Everyday, nurses and health professionals work hard to provide quality care for their patients and they need elected officials both locally and in Washington D.C. who will work just as hard to protect and put care first,” said Ann Twomey, president of the 12,000 member union. “As healthcare undergoes rapid change, our patients encounter a confusing system that doesn't always put their needs first. They need advocates like Roy Cho and Jim Tedesco who will.”work tirelessly to not only ensure that our health care system works, but that the men and women at the front lines of public health have the support they need to do their jobs.”

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Firefighters back Tedesco in Bergen County Exec's race

Firefighters back Tedesco in Bergen County Exec's race

The Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey tonight announced their endorsement and support of James Tedesco for Bergen County Executive.

“In these difficult times in New Jersey, it is important to have people in place that are able to get the job done. James Tedesco is just what Bergen County needs, he shares the same values as does the taxpayers of Bergen County,” said Dominick Marino, President of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey. "As a professional firefighter’s union, our support for a candidate is not offered lightly. We endorse and support candidates based upon either their performance or stated positions or a combination thereof concerning our issues. Our membership consists of dedicated public safety professionals, hardworking taxpayers supporting families who cherish and exercise their right to vote! On behalf of the members of the PFANJ, I proudly endorse James Tedesco for Bergen County Executive."

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Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey issues endorsements

Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey issues endorsements

The Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey, IAFF, AFL-CIO, statewide representative of career professional firefighters, emergency medical andallied support services personnel affiliated with the 300,000 member International Association of Fire Fighters, has announced their endorsements for all 12 NJ Congressional Districts and United States Senate.

“In this point in our Country’s history, we need members of Congress and Senate who have the same values as the working men and women in our great Country”, said Dominick Marino, President of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey. “As a professional firefighter’s union, we have made it a point to endorse and support candidates based upon either their performance or stated positions or a combination thereof concerning our issues. Our membership consists of dedicated public safety professionals, hardworking taxpayers supporting families who cherish and exercise their right to vote-something too many aspiring politicians forget or purposely disregard when considering the value of our support.

“Having the right people in Congress is paramount for firefighters and emergency medical personnel to ensure safe working conditions and the necessary equipment to safely perform the duties of fire responders," Marino added. "With the threat of terrorist activity in New Jersey and the metropolitan area becoming more prevalent than ever, we need legislators that will respond to our needs. We believe our endorse candidates will respond for the first responders and the citizen of New Jersey.”

A complete list of this year’s endorsements are as follows:

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From AC to MC: Sweeney busts a move from casino closed door meeting to Dems event

From AC to MC: Sweeney busts a move from casino closed door meeting to Dems event

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) huddled with Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal and other Democrats tonight in a Wall union hall for a party leadership meeting.

Democrats are hoping to grab two seats on the freeholder board in Monmouth on November 4th as an entrenched GOP sees nary an opportunity for the challengers

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 29th

Winners and Losers: Week of September 22nd WINNERS Tom MacArthur In arguably the most competitive contest of the season, the CD3 Republican candidate forced Comcast to take down an inaccurate Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) television advertisement – the second of three forced off the air. "Our attorney was...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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quote of the day

"After not responding to messages all week seeking an interview about the campaign, Garrett’s spokeswoman said on Friday afternoon that she would try to set one up, but did not respond further. Garrett has not released any announcements of where he would be campaigning, though he has posted pictures on social media on Sept. 8 from the Greenwood Lake Air Show in West Milford and on Sept. 14 from the Hackettstown Street Fair. Garrett has not agreed to any debates so far." - columnist Herb Jackson

- The Bergen Record

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