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October 2010

The Mayors Corner: What Has Been Accomplished & What Needs To Be Done

When first elected in November 2006, this administration promised to address several issues that we thought needed immediate attention in order to move into the future with an improved quality of life for the citizenry. “Work is the soul of progress” and your Mayor and council have been working long diligent hours and days to provide our promise to you. The four years seem to have flown by and we all have learned much. We’ve learned that we don’t have all the answers but that surrounding yourself with good people and listening to ideas and suggestions is a much easier... Read more →


48 Police Officers Made Ultimate Sacrifice

10/18/10 Full Report An assistant police chief with 27 years of law enforcement experience was shot and killed on an Arkansas highway after stopping a suspected stolen vehicle. A 30-year-old U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot multiple times while on patrol near San Diego. A patrol officer in Pennsylvania awaiting backup was ambushed in his police cruiser after responding to a 9-1-1 call. These three officers, who paid the ultimate price for their desire to serve and protect the public, are just three of the 48 law enforcement officers from around the nation who lost their lives in the line... Read more →


Glading Questions More of Andrews' Spending Habits

Valentine's Dinners Called into Question Barrington, NJ - For the past two years, Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) has enjoyed an intimate Valentine's Day dinner with his wife, Camille. The only problem is that he apparently charged those meals to his campaign expense account. According to Andrews' Federal Election Commission report, he dined at the exclusive Anthony's restaurant in Haddon Heights on the following dates: February 13 and 14, 2010; and February 14, 2009. The total for the three meals was $460.00. Andrews' FEC report also shows $371.00 worth of meals at Anthony's on May 7 and 8, 2010; and... Read more →


DCA & HMFA WELCOME COLLINGSWOOD TO ‘LIVE WHERE YOU WORK’ HOMEBUYER PROGRAM

Collingswood Is 34th Municipality to Partner with Agencies on Program Collingswood, N.J. – Collingswood Commissioner Joan Leonard today joined New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony Marchetta at the Zane Schoolhouse at Haddon and Irvin Avenues to announce that the Borough is the newest member of the Live Where You Work program. Collingswood is the 34th municipality to partner with the HMFA on this workforce housing initiative. “By assisting hardworking New Jersey residents who are seeking homeownership opportunities, the Live Where You Work program contributes to maintaining the vitality of our communities,” said Department of Community... Read more →


Gloucester City High Students Enjoy a Field Trip Aboard The Schooner NorthWind

News Release On Thursday October 21st Students from Gloucester City High School enjoyed a field trip on the Schooner NorthWind. Twenty-one students were accompanied by High School Principal Dr. Jack Don, Officer Bud Blackiston and teacher Amy Kuzyk-Smith. The crew, Captain Chuck Reed, Mates Ken MacAdams and Jack Simila attended to their safety and enjoyment. Photo: The Skipper, Principal Don! Many of the students took a hand at the wheel while learning about navigation. They learned what makes a sailboat go. Some history and information was given about what goes on between the two bridges. The NorthWind will continue to... Read more →


Roving Rita's Restaurant Review: Vitale's Italian Bistro, Gloucester City NJ

Related category Food and Drink Dear Gentle Readers: On a crisp, Autumn day, in the midst of a sun-shower, my traveling companion and I decided we needed some comfort food. I had never visited Vitale's and I don't know why. Maybe it was because my old-lady stomach cannot tolerate certain spices prevalent in Italian food. Or, maybe it was because the word, "bistro" conjured up images of metal umbrella tables sprinkled with the residue of pigeons. Whatever the case I'd like to share with you a true adventure in dining. We entered a dark and rather dreary-looking room that housed... Read more →


N.J. Supreme Court Lowers Copy Costs

For Immediate Release October 20, 2010 NEWARK - The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey applauded the New Jersey Supreme Court this week for lowering the cost of court records to make it consistent with the new rates imposed under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The ACLU-NJ wrote to the Supreme Court last month seeking to confirm that it would lower its copying costs to correspond to the OPRA standard, as has been its practice. Last month, Governor Christie signed into law a bill significantly reducing the rates for paper copies of public records accessed through OPRA to... Read more →


Only in New Jersey: LT. GOV. GUADAGNO & THE $170,000 STATE PENSION FUND SCAM

Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on October 19, 2010 False statements by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno enabled a police official to improperly receive $170,000 from a state pension fund, according to a New Jersey Watchdog investigation. As Monmouth County Sheriff, Guadagno helped Chief Michael W. Donovan Jr. circumvent pension rules to collect more than $85,000 a year in retirement pay while drawing an annual salary of $87,500. Guadagno hired Donovan as “Sheriff’s Chief” in September 2008. In a memo to her staff, the future lieutenant governor announced Donovan was replacing John Cerrato as Chief. Donovan was a retired investigator... Read more →


Newark To Layoff 251 Sanitation Workers, Jobs Outsourced to Private Companies

| NJ.com by David Glambusso NEWARK— About 40 Newark sanitation workers gathered in the chilly pre-dawn hours on their furlough day today to pick up the city's garbage for free, but were barred from getting to their trucks by city administrators. The move comes just weeks before 251 sanitation workers are scheduled to be laid off, their jobs likely outsourced to private companies. After Mayor Cory Booker recently urged residents to volunteer their time to help the city through its financial crisis, the sanitation workers gathered on their furlough day to pick up residents' bulk garbage. They stood for more... Read more →


LECH WALESA to VISIT WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY in DETROIT

By Raymond Rolak (special to ClearysNoteBook) DETROIT-- In conjunction with the opening of the new exhibit of SOLIDARNOSC: Poland’s Struggle for Freedom” at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University, Lech Walesa will make an appearance on campus. The former President of Poland is on limited tour in America to bring attention to the 30 year anniversary of the Solidarity labor movement. Lech Walesa photo courtesy of Wayne State University The exhibit will open October 27, 2010 and run until July 1, 2011. The Reuther Library at 5401 Cass Ave. is across from... Read more →


Senator Allen Statement on Planned NJEA Protest

Senator Diane Allen, (photo) a member of the Senate Education Committee, issued the following statement regarding a planned New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) protest at her district office and a chain e-mail that has been distributed promoting the event. The e-mail is attached. Dear Mr. Karakashian, I have been copied on an email you sent to quite a number of people requesting that they join your “minivan motorcade” to my office to “lobby me.” Your email indicates Friday for your onslaught, but the Burlington Police have now contacted me to say you are planning to bring 40-50 people (and a... Read more →


Glading Questions Legality of Andrews' Campaign Expenses

Calls for Independent FEC Investigation Barrington, NJ - "Where there's smoke, there's usually fire," said First District Congressional Candidate Dale Glading (R-Barrington) in calling for an independent investigation of Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) and his campaign expenditures. Specifically in question is a series of donations that Andrews made with campaign funds to the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia which totaled over $68,000. Camille Andrews, Congressman Andrews' wife, serves on the Board of Trustees for the theater. In addition, an immediate family member performs at the theater on a semi-regular basis. Rep. Andrews gave a $25,000 donation to the Walnut... Read more →


Barracuda Attacks Kayaker; Drivers: Beware of Deer; GIS Lessons; PA Turkey Hunting

Barracuda attack leaves woman kayaker with punctured lung | Mail Online...story submitted by Bill Schemel A kayaker is recovering in hospital after a barracuda leapt out of the water and attacked her. The 45-year-old woman suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs after the fish slammed into her chest while she paddle through the Florida keys. Coast Guard officials said the victim had to be airlifted to hospital after the shock of the attack. Razor-sharp teeth: A barracuda like the one that attacked the woman in Florida The woman and a male friend were in a kayak near the Big... Read more →


Audit of N.J. Turnpike Authority finds $43M in waste during tough economy

By Mike Frassinelli | NJ.com Bonuses for shoveling snow or working on a birthday. Public toll dollars used to pay for an employee bowling league. Free E-ZPass transponders for the commute to and from work. An audit by the state comptroller found $43 million in waste at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority during the heart of the Great Recession in 2008-09, according to results released today. Much of the waste followed toll hikes at the end of 2008, state Comptroller Matthew Boxer said. "While tolls are going up, the Turnpike Authority is overpaying its employees, overpaying its management, overpaying for... Read more →


Philly News: Amanda Stevenson Photography

photo by Amanda Stevenson Lupke Amanda Stevenson (our cousin) recently visited China. Some of the photos she took during her trip are compiled in a HD video montage now being highlighted by Clickbooq. A professional photographer she founded Amanda Stevenson Photo located in Philadelphia in 1994, phone 215-627-3777. To view the video montage click link below. www.clickbooq.com/blog/featured-video-amanda-stevenson-photography To request portfolio please contact Talel at studio@amandastevensonphoto.com ~Bill Cleary Read more →


Gloucester City HS Alumni Class of 60 Celebrate 50th Anniversary; 41 Classmates in Attendance

click photo to enlarge Gloucester City High School Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th Anniversary at the Golden Inn, in Avalon, N.J., on Oct. 13th through Oct. 15th of 2010. Front: Bill Gunning, Fred Engler, John Rowand, Barbara Heyne, Doris Kramer, and Doug Brown. 2nd Row ; George Helmuth, Norma Murphy, Lillian Watson, Lois Merritt, Dollie Donio, Barbara Stephen, and Anna May Kasa. 3rd Row; Al Gerber, Valerie Wills,Charlotte Longano, Arnette Taylor, Louise Barr, Bill Klausner, Everette Lippincott, Pat Costello, and Pat King. 4th Row; Joe Senatore, Irv Brown, Kathy McGrath, Ed Mikle (hidden), Sue Coyle, Gail Blanchard, Harry Purnell,... Read more →


Glading Accuses Andrews of Falsifying Congressional Bio

press release Barrington, NJ – First District Republican Candidate Dale Glading today accused Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) of falsifying his congressional biography. On his official government website, paid for and maintained at taxpayers' expense, Andrews asserts that he "does not keep an apartment in Washington, D.C. but instead commutes each day by train to be closer to his family and constituents." However, Andrews' Federal Election Commission report for the current election cycle shows that he spent more than $43,000 on parties and room stays at the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington D.C. "Either Congressman Andrews has misrepresented the truth... Read more →


Election 2010: Gibbstown Council Candidate Robert Chew Seeks Your Support

Robert Chew (photo) is running for election to the Gibbstown council as a Republican candidate on November 2. He is a former resident of Gloucester City. Chew is 43 years old, and is employed as a Camden City Police Officer. A graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School and a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, he has a Master Degree in Administration Science from Farleigh Dickson University. He and his wife Lisa have four children, Ricky (20), Amy (17) Timmy (9) and Courtney (4). Chew says if he is elected he would lower taxes in Gibbstown by pushing for... Read more →


WELCOME TO THE WORLD Kenji Michael Miller

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Photo: Kelsey, Jammie Berhelst, (Caitlin's mother) and Rachjel Miller, Caitlin and baby Kenji Michael Miller. Max and Caitlin Miller are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kenji Michael Miller, born Thursday, October 14th, 2010. Time of birth 1:04 a.m., weight 4 lbs.4 oz. born at O.H.S.U.(Oregon Health & Science University) Portland, Oregon. He is only 33 weeks old, 7 weeks premature, but doing very well. The proud grand parents are Hank & Keiko Miller, of Kitakyushu City, Japan and Michael and Jammie Berhelst of Dundee,Oregon The father our... Read more →


Gloucester City Firemen List Reasons for Breaking Off Contract Negotiations with Mayor and Council

"Anything less and Mayor James could feel the guilt a previous administration suffered when staffing shortages contributed to the deaths of three children and three firefighters on July 4, 2002. We wish no such horrible guilt on Mayor James." Jerry Hubbs, Union representative for Locals 51 and Local 251 Jerry Hubbs, a spokesperson for Locals 51 and Local 251, the unions that represent Gloucester City firemen released the following statement last week to the Gloucester City News about why the unions cancelled the verbal agreement that was made with the taxpayers of Gloucester City on June 30. The statement reads... Read more →


Larkins, Schools Development Authority, Grilled on Long-Overdue Construction

By John Mooney, October 16 The entrance to the Schools Development Authority is tucked between a regal bank and a Christian Science Reading Room on Trenton’s West State Street, a tight space that belies the money and stakes at play behind its glass doors. The agency has an annual budget of $52 million dollars, with about 310 employees spread across the upper floors of the bank building and other locations. More notably, it has overseen more than $8 billion in school construction projects since its inception in 2000. But yesterday the attention was turned to what the agency hasn’t completed.... Read more →


Layoff Threat a Worry for Camden, Nearby Towns

By George Mast courierpostonline.com | Courier-Post Union leaders have long said the approximately 220-member department was understaffed, leading to safety concerns and an increased reliance on help from departments outside the city. Fire officials couldn't be reached for comment Friday. Surrounding municipalities sent fire engines, ladders, rescue vehicles, staff and other equipment to help the Camden Fire Department battle blazes 383 times in 2009, about twice as many times as the previous year. The increased use of mutual aid last year brought complaints from officials in neighboring towns such as Collingswood, Pennsauken and Gloucester City. Pennsauken Mayor Rick Taylor said... Read more →


Obits: Sam Brigandi, of Mt. Ephraim; Chas. VanFossen of Gloucester City

Salvatore Brigandi Decorated Army Veteran, Pennsauken Volunteer Fireman Salvatore “Sam” Brigandi, on October 15, 2010, of Mt. Ephraim and Wildwood, formerly of Pennsauken. Age 91. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Benigno). Loving brother of the late Frank, Philip, Frances Elefante and Anthony. Brother-in-law of Carmella Nerone and Gilda Brigandi. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Brigandi was a decorated Army veteran of WWII. He was a volunteer fireman in Pennsauken and a former employee with the Philadelphia School Board. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Wednesday eve and 8:30 to 9:45am Thursday... Read more →


Just Sayin: I Am Not a Guy

Just Sayin’ is a parody and/or reflection of current social trends. I am not a guy. Never have been, never will be. I have noticed that when I go to a store or a diner or the hairdresser with someone we are addressed as, “You guys…”? Clearly, I’m a woman and sometimes I travel with a girlfriend or my daughter and we are still addressed as, “You guys”. Except for the time when my long-haired son and I went out for lunch and were addressed as, “Ladies”, I can’t imagine why gender should be a matter of question. I was... Read more →


Glading Blasts Andrews for "Living Large" Off Campaign Money

press release Calls Andrews "Out of Touch" with South Voters Barrington, NJ - This morning, First District Congressional Candidate Dale Glading (R- Barrington) blasted Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) for using campaign contributions to support his luxurious lifestyle. Specifically, Glading cited the fact that Andrews spent $83,000 for meals at Four and Five Diamond restaurants across the country; another $82,000 on parties and room stays at top of the line hotels; and $23,000 on limousine services in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Miami and Huntingdon Beach, California. Among the independent expenditures culled from Andrews' Federal Election Commission report... Read more →


Roving Rita's Restaurant Review: Lillian's Cafe, Audubon

I was walking along Merchant Street in Audubon recently and stumbled upon a sign that said, "Grand Opening". Being of the curious type, I walked inside and discovered Lillian's Cafe! My companion and I were seated at a table adorned with crisp, white linens and neatly folded cloth napkins. The music in the background bespoke of the romance of another era, the freshly painted walls and spotlessly clean floor showed us that the staff really cared about our dining experience. Our server was polite and refined. She took our orders and brought me a crystal-clear glass of wonderful iced tea,... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: What is an Animal Hoarder?

What is an Animal Hoarder? We’ve all read horror stories about homes filled beyond capacity with dogs or cats. Let’s take a walk through the lives of two of these people. Anna is a middle-aged woman. Her children are grown and lead busy lives. Anna takes in a stray cat. The cat has kittens. She does not have the money to have them spade or neutered, so they continue to have litters, interbreeding so that many of the kittens are born with behavioral or physical problems. In the meantime, Anna takes in more strays. She is overwhelmed with their care... Read more →


To Kill an American

submitted by John Branin You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!) Written by an Australian Dentist 'An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish , Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African,... Read more →


Columbus Day Parade marches on | South Philly Review

By Alexis Abate Posted Oct. 14, 2010 Jerry Blavat, left, served as the grand marshall in the 52nd Columbus Day Parade Sunday that City Council President Anna Verna’s late husband Severino co-founded in 1957. Photo by City of Philadelphia While Italian flags hanging on the poles above waved in the slight breeze on a sunny afternoon, hundreds lined the streets and stands between Oregon Avenue and Bigler Street Sunday. Mummers’ brigades and string bands, local school marching bands and the United States Marine Corps followed Grand Marshall Jerry Blavat, who rolled down South Broad Street in a yellow sports car,... Read more →


Glading Calls Ocean City Expenses into Question

Did Andrews Use Campaign Contributions to Fund Family Vacation? Barrington, NJ - Dale Glading (R-Barrington), running for the House seat currently occupied by 20-year incumbent Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights), called today for Andrews to answer questions about possible misuse of his federal campaign account. Specifically, Glading demanded answers as to why multiple restaurant bills appeared on Andrews' Federal Election Commission report during what appears to have been a family vacation in Ocean City, NJ last summer. The dates in question are August 9-20, 2010, during which time Andrews charged $2,146.00 worth of meals at the Island Grill to his... Read more →


The Fantasy Football Fanatic: Dan "Snake" Watson

x category Fantasy Football Fanatic Hello again, Fantasy Football fans. We’ve arrived at Week 6 of this column in Cleary’s Notebook. I hope that all the readers of this column are sitting at 5-0 I am 5-0 in one of my leagues and 4-1 in the other. This is my best start in the 25 years I’ve been involved in fantasy football. QUARTERBACK If Ben Roethlisberger had not been suspended, he would have been a top 10 QB this season. He has a great starting game for week 6 as Pittsburgh. This week, Big Ben will host Cleveland and he... Read more →


No increase in Social Security benefits for 2nd straight year, government says

By Amy Goldstein Friday, October 15, 2010; 8:53 AM For the second year in a row, the nearly 54 million retirees and other Americans who receive Social Security benefits will not get any cost-of-living increase in 2011 in their monthly checks, government officials announced Friday morning. The absence of any growth in Social Security checks for consecutive years is unprecedented in the 3 1/2 decades that payments have been automatically adjusted according to the nation's inflation rate. The Social Security Administration made the announcement moments after the Labor Department released the latest figures for the consumer price index. They show... Read more →


TWO CAMDEN POLICE OFFICERS INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO DEPRIVE OTHERS OF CIVIL RIGHTS

October 14 CAMDEN, N.J. – Two Camden police officers are in federal custody, charged in a nine- count Indictment unsealed today with conspiring with fellow police officers to deprive others of their civil rights and with specific instances of violating those rights, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Antonio Figueroa, 34, of Camden, was arrested this morning at his home by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Robert Bayard, 32, of Pennsauken, N.J., surrendered this morning to federal authorities in Camden. Both defendants are expected to appear before United States Magistrate Judge Karen Williams this afternoon in Camden... Read more →


Bellmawr Green Acres Scoping Hearing Notice

Green Acres SCOPING HEARING NOTICE TAKE NOTICE that the Borough of Bellmawr will be filing a request with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection(NJDEP), Green Acres Program, proposing the disposal of 0.747 acre and diversion of 0.013 acre of Green Acres-encumbered parkland at the Bellmawr Baseball League Fields, Block 49, Lot 1.02 in the Borough of Bellmawr, in connection with construction of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Route 295 & 42 / I-76 Direct Connection Project. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8, a Scoping Hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held at: Bellmawr Ballroom 29... Read more →


Roving Rita's Restaurant Review: The Dining Car Depot, Gloucester City

It was a dark and stormy night. My two companions and I decided to stop for a quick bite to eat at the Dining Car Depot, a restaurant across from the library. We entered and were warmly greeted by a cute little waitress and seated next to a noisy family. In retrospect perhaps we should have requested a quieter spot but that was no fault of our server/hostess. We were immediately given menus and asked for our drink orders. Our drinks were served within minutes. One of my companions ordered a milkshake and raved about it. I tried it, and... Read more →


Fido's Festival Says Thank You for Your Support

Happy Fall! As Fido's Festival USA 2010 draws to a close, we thank our visitors, sponsors, exhibitors, staff and volunteers! Oct 9-10, thousands of owners and dogs visited southern New Jersey to enjoy agility courses, costume contests, education from experts, interfacing with dog-enthusiasts, and tons of Fall Fun with furry friends! Visit www.fidosfestivalusa.com for more information and additional photos of this incredible weekend. Online, Fido’s Festival comes to life, year-round to continue the connection of dog-enthusiasts and to promote animal welfare. Read more →


TWO TIES, COMMUNITIES SHOW SUPPORT for POLISH NATIONAL TEAM

By Raymond Rolak (special to ClearysNoteBook) MONTREAL-- It was an entertaining 2-2 draw as Poland and Ecuador finished their tour. The game was in the pure soccer confines of Saputo Stadium which holds 13,000. Many supporters and tourists went to both games to watch the Polish National Team play their ‘FRIENDLIES’. Photo: Polish National Soccer Coach, Franciszek Smuda addresses the media after 'Friendly' at Soldier Field in Chicago. Poland and U.S. Soccer had a 2-2 tie. Poland also tied Ecuador, 2-2 in Montreal. USA and Colombia had a 0-0 draw in Philadelphia. photo by Jacek Urbanczyk, ROLCO SPORTS NETWORK It... Read more →


Obits: Robert Heisler of Bellmawr; Diane Nobles of Gloucester City

Robert Heisler, of Bellmawr Age 76 HEISLER ROBERT S., age 76, of Bellmawr, NJ, suddenly on Oct. 11, 2010. Survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Rosemarie (nee Lamalfa), his loving sons Robert M. Heisler (Penny) and Steven C. Heisler (Rob) his sister Bernice Neumann, 3 step grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother William Heisler. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Saturday, 8 to 9:15 A.M. at TheTERRANOVA FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Annunciation B.V.M. Church, 601 West Browning Rd., Bellmawr,... Read more →


Budget Crises Forces Newark to Lay Off 165 Police Officers

by James Queally Three years ago, Newark began recruiting new police officers and training them to fight crime in a city steeped in violence. Now, facing one of the worst budget crises in its history, the city next month will lay off all but 19 of the 184 police academy recruits hired during Mayor Cory Bookers tenure, said Derrick Hatcher, president of the Newark Fraternal Order of Police. The recruits will lose their jobs so the city can plug an $11 million hole in the 2011 police budget, part of an $83 million citywide deficit. photo: Mayor Cory Booker Booker... Read more →


Roving Rita Coming to ClearysNoteBook

I'd like to introduce myself to readers of Cleary's Notebook. My name is Rita and I live in Gloucester City, NJ. I'm a die-hard 'foodie', a person who is particular--and particularly interested in--food.
I'm going to be roving around the area (Audubon, Belmawr, Brooklawn, Mt Ephraim), trying out the food and testing the service at local eateries. If you are a restaurant owner, beware: Rita's comin' to getcha! You just never know when I'll show up to critique your culinary skills, the overall attitude of your staff, the cleanliness of your establishment, and the value in dollars and cents, of your menu.
Whether you impress me or depress me, you'll read about it here!
Roving Rita, the Restaurant Reviewer

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First Ward Council Candidate David Townsend Shares His Thoughts on Specific Issues

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Dave Townsend, First Ward Council Candidate, issued the following statement on specific issues that he would address if elected to council on November 2. " I have shared some of my philosophy and now want to share some thoughts about more specific issues. "The City’s budget should be built around what it actually takes in. We shouldn’t be left in a lurch because we budgeted on “maybe” money from the state. "Efforts to unload some city property have begun, but why acquire it in the first place? The house next to me was condemned, torn down, went up... Read more →


Clementon Police Issue Missing Person Alert

Alert Message has been issued by the Clementon Police Department. Thursday October 7, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Missing Person ** Nicole Schilder 16y/o female last seen on Sept 26 - Visit www.clementonpd.com for more information. The Clementon Police Department seeks your help in locating a missing, possibly "at risk" person: **Nicole Schilder, 16y/o light skin black female. 5'5", 125lbs. Last seen at her residence in Clementon Borough in the early morning hours of September 26th, 2010. She may be in the City of Philadelphia or the surrounding region. For further description please reference attached photographs. If you have information that... Read more →


Photos of Boating Accident; NJ Sportsmen's News Letter; Atlantic Herrings Days;TLaMarina Operators Stepping Up

HUNTING AND FISHING September 2010 Harpoon Larry writes, Fellow fishermen, These were shot coming into Jupiter inlet last month. The boat is the Waterdog, a 48' Garlington used for charter and run by captain Tom Henry. The swells were caused by the offshore hurricanes and this inlet can be very difficult in most any situation. Unfortunately, Tom was thrown from the bridge of the boat and broke two vertebrae. He was rescued and taken to the hospital were he died after being taken off life support. This was a seasoned captain who bought this boat down in Venezuela 10 years... Read more →