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The Brooklawn Wachovia Bank,  Route 130 and Browning Road, was robbed approximately 10:15 AM today Friday, by a black male. The suspect gave the teller a note; did not show a weapon, then fled on foot.

Bridget Hagan, of Gloucester City, arrested for 2nd-degree conspiracy

The Courier Post is reporting that Bridgett Hagan, 20, of Gloucester City; Reporter Amanda Green, 26, of Woodbury; and Desirae Dietrich, 22, of Laurel Springs, were arrested yesterday for second-degree conspiracy, second-degree computer criminal activity and fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records, according to the office of Attorney General Anne Milgram. They were released without bail.

All three were working at the Cherry Hill Motor Vehicle Agency when the following alleged actions took place:

Link: Courier-Post.

Gloucester City PD and Brooklawn PD Plan Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint

Media Release-

The Gloucester City Police Department in conjunction with the Brooklawn
Police Department will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on
Friday night September 5th.

The E-Mail They Didn’t Want You to See

On Thursday, August 28, a mediation session between City News Publisher Albert Countryman, City News Publisher Emeritus Bill Cleary, City Solicitor John Kearney and a representative of the state’s Government Records Council was held to discuss the controversial E-mail that was sent in June by City Administrator Paul Kain to Councilman Nick Marchese, Finance Chairman.

The City News had filed an OPRA request in June for a copy of the Email so it could be made public. OPRA provides that "... government records shall be readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination .... With certain exceptions ..." N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.

However, Pau Kain, the City’s custodian of records refused to release the E-mail. The information requested in your OPRA dated June 27, 2008, refers to confidential, inter-agency, intra-agency advisory, consultative, and or deliberative material and is therefore exempted from the Open Public Records Act.”

Countryman and Cleary had received a copy of the correspondence in question via snail mail in June from an anonymous source.

Mr. Countryman and I decided to file an OPRA request to see whether or not Mr. Kain would release the information willingly. When he denied the request we decided to take the next step and ask for mediation.

After our meeting yesterday we have decided that it does not meet the criteria to be excluded from public view. It will be released in its entirety next week.

Related: OPRA articles from CNB


A community in the immediate area is looking to replace a high ranking employee. A notice will be posted in October advertising the position.

~author Bill Cleary

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