CHEER-Twenty-six wooden angles representing the 20 children and six adults killed on December 14 at the elementary school in Newton, Connecticut were erected in their honor at old Saint Mary’s Cemetery on Market Street, Gloucester City. Joe Carlino, owner of Gloucester Transmission Service, along with his employees, built and painted the angels. A fitting memorial and tribute to those who lost their lives in this horrifying tragedy. To those who made the memorial kudos for trying to make a difference.
CHEER-Camden County residents turned in a total of 1,137 firearms, including five semi-automatic assault weapons, during the two day state-sponsored Guns for Cash buy-back program held in Camden City in December.
JEER-Some liberal politicians are using the Newton, Connecticut slaughter to further their personal agenda to pass more gun laws. They are suggesting that if another gun law is passed mass shootings like this will cease, which isn’t true. The fact that the individual who did the shooting was denied a permit to buy a gun is rarely mentioned by politicians or the main stream media. This is a mental health problem; to suggest otherwise is just wrong.
JEER-Gloucester City Council passed a resolution in December granting five members of council a $5,000 payment for opting out of city- paid health benefits. Taxpayers pay the entire health insurance premium for Councilman Bruce Parry. Councilman Dan Spencer does not accept the opt out payment, nor does he accept the paid taxpayer health insurance. Apparently, he agrees that this practice by the present council and previous ones is wrong. Mayor James stated recently, “The steadily increasing costs of health benefits continues to have a crippling and uncontrollable effect on all local government budgets.” Well, Mr. Mayor, you and council could help reduce those costs by simply saying no to the opt out payments you have been taking all these years.
JEER-To the two miscreants who vandalized the buildings and bleachers with Nazi symbols and reference to Hilter last month at the Billy Flynn Sports Complex on Johnson Blvd. Police Chief George Berglund said, “A stakeout was set up at the Mustang football field due to repeated and brazen acts of vandalism which have resulted in thousands of dollars worth of destruction.” The operation resulted in the arrests of several local youths who were caught and admitted to all of the vandalism that has taken place there.
CHEER-Three citizens captured a purse snatcher last month in Smithville. Galloway Township Police responded to a reported strong Arm Robbery at the CVS on South New York Rd. A 68- year- old female from Galloway was entering the store when a male stole her purse and fled on foot. Witnesses observed the incident and pursued the suspect, apprehending him. The witnesses restrained the male until police arrived. The female was not injured. The suspect was identified as Paul Heriegel III, age 24, of New Gretna.
CHEER-Determination, love, and support. That’s all it took for one officer from the Philadelphia Police Bomb Squad to complete the F.O.P. Lodge 5 Survivors 5k run wearing a 100 pound bomb suit. Officer James Graber brought the determination when he showed up early, ready to face the challenge ahead. Graber came out that day for the same reason as every other participant, to honor those who lost their lives while protecting the citizens of Philadelphia and to show support for their families.
JEER-A federal grand jury in Trenton on December 6 returned an eight-count indictment charging Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, his brother, Ralphiel Mack and Mayor Mack’s close associate, Joseph A. “JoJo” Giorgianni, with extortion, bribery, and mail and wire fraud.The defendants were indicted in connection with a scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for Mayor Mack’s official actions and influence in assisting cooperating witnesses in the development of an automated parking garage on city-owned land. Shame on you, Mayor Mack!
CHEER-What does it take to live on a $4-a-day food budget? For Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker, it means no morning coffee. Booker started a weeklong Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) challenge, testing his ability to stay within a $30 food budget, roughly equivalent to the average weekly assistance someone in New Jersey gets from food stamps, as SNAP was once called. His aim: raising awareness of food security and nutrition issues, especially in low-income urban areas, which are often “food deserts,” or areas where there is low access to affordable, nutritious food. Thank you, Mayor, for your efforts to bring public attention to the plight of the poor.
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