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JEER—For three years if not longer the windows and siding on the Gloucester City Municipal building, Broadway, and Monmouth Street have been in need of paint and repair. Mayor and council are supposed to set the example for residents to follow. Instill in each one of us a sense of community pride. Is it too much to ask of the council to maintain this historic building? We don’t think so. Recently three municipal employees were seen laying commemorative bricks at Proprietor's Park; instead give them a brush and put them to work painting this property. The poor condition of the municipal building was made public by CNBNews in 2013 and again in 2014. Why the delay to repair it? What possible excuse could our city government have for allowing this structure to deteriorate?
JEER—So many police officers across our country have been killed this year. Many of
the cops were deliberately targeted by fanatics. When did it become okay to target a cop for murder? Who are these people ? Where is the public outcry!
JEER—Off and on during the month of November the owner of the Dollar General Store, 425 South Broadway, Gloucester City left piles of unsightly trash in front of their doorway for days at a time. Even after customers complained about the repulsive health hazard it remained at the entrance. Trash was also blowing around the Broadway Plaza. Broadway is a major thruway used by thousands of people everyday traveling north and south through Gloucester City. What kind of impression does this give to the general public about our community? Not a very good one I am afraid! ~signed Anonymous
CHEER— Gloucester Catholic High School, a small school located in the city of Gloucester, has a reputation for producing both outstanding students and athletes. In November the school announced the names of eight of their seniors who received college scholarships. Congratulations!
• Danielle Sanderlin, Canisius College, Women’s Basketball;
• Tenisha Pressley, Boston University, Women’s Basketball;
• Chris Turco, University of Albany, Baseball;
• Joe Liscio, Misericordia University, Baseball;
• Brendan Bean, University of Pennsylvania, Baseball;
• Angelo DeAngelis, Lackawanna College, Baseball;
• Sam Punzi, Iona College, Baseball; and
• John Kasper, Harford Community College, Baseball.
CHEER—Virtua Health is embarking on two major construction projects in the next few years at a cost of $57 million: Its first free-standing cancer center in Moorestown and a redesigned family health center in Camden. The $35 million, 48,000-square foot Virtua Cancer Center is planned for the former site of Acme supermarket, directly across from Virtua's Health and Wellness Center at 401 Young Ave.
The new construction at Virtua's Camden campus at 1000 Atlantic Ave. will provide bigger and better facilities for the family health center, which is overcrowded in its current space. The new center will house medical oncology and radiation departments, genetic counseling, lab testing, oncology support services and social work services and education rooms for staff and patients.
CHEER—Last month Officers of the Gloucester City Police Department participated in "No- Shave November." The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Officers then donated the money they typically spend on shaving and grooming to St. Jude's for pediatric cancer research.
CHEER—President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence pulled off one of the biggest upset in the history of American politics. It was a bitterly fought contest. But now it is time to join together and give our full support to the Trump/Pence Team. Let’s hope and pray Mr. Trump can live up to all the promises he made to Make America Great Again. If so, we Americans are in for one Hell of a Ride!
CHEER—Members of the Camden County Sheriff’s Department and Camden County Police Department prevented a suicidal man from drowning in the Delaware River on October 31. Hats off to Sgt. Bob Plews and Investigator Jake Sidwa of the Sherriff’s Office who were the first to reach the man standing on the bulkhead. Upon seeing the officers the man, wearing only his underwear jumped into the Delaware and began swimming toward deeper water. Plews and Sidwa removed their gear and entered the water in an attempt to talk the man back to shore for help. They were joined in the water by Camden County Metro Police Officers Joseph Olivo, Daniel Fiori, and Alex Rodriguez. The group surrounded the individual and each took hold of a part of his body and brought him back to shore.
ET CETERA--When was the last time you said thank you to a police officer, firefighter, EMT or another emergency worker in your city? Being human we take these individuals for granted, that is until we need their services. So while this might sound trite, if you happen to see a police officer, firefighter or other public safety worker today, consider saying thanks, or just giving an appreciative wave as they drive by on the street.
"As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. The only person who’s going to be penalized and have difficulty is the law-abiding citizen, who then cannot have [it] if he wants protection -- the protection of a weapon in his home."
~President Ronald Reagan, March 22, 1986
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