NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

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July 2011 CHEERS AND





CHEER-Clive Cussler`s new fictional book which takes place in the year 1908 called
The Spy
with some chapters taking place Images-12 in area`s of South Camden and Gloucester City NJ. A must read book includes history of the area`s mentioned above. -Signed Bill Graves


JEER- Brooklawn Council and Mayor recently passed the largest municipal property tax increase since I have owned my home while funding ANOTHER SUV for the police department. Where do we live W. Texas? Some wonder why the lunatic fringe (Tea Party) is highjacking our political system. -Signed SM


JEER-Gloucester City Mayor and Council for agreeing to give the nude-dance club on Rt. 130 free property taxes for the next nine years. Doesnt the City have liability insurance to pay for these types of lawsuits. I don’t care how it gets entered, but this HAS to be a JEER for the City of Gloucester City.  Nothing like seeing more of my tax dollars being thrown away. Unfreekin’ believable. -Signed CBCrazy


JEER-While I appreciate that Gloucester offers a 3 and 4 year old program, I am unhappy with the fact that their after school program, titled the "Best Program" requires parents to pick up their children by 5:30pm.  I have a regular 9 to 5 job outside of G-City and to be expected to get to the school by 5:30 is unrealistic given the ridiculous amount of traffic I deal with daily.  Not only that, but the cost is now $12/day AND  if you do not pick up your child by 5:30pm, you will be penalized $1.00 for every minute you're late then after 3 latenesses, your child is expelled from the program.  How is this fair or convenient for WORKING parents?  Mt. Ephraim's after school program is $177/per month and until 6:00pm. -Signed JL


JEER-The Camden County Freeholder Board is pushing a county wide police force without public input. There are too many questions that need to be answered before it goes a step further. 


CHEER- To a banner welcome. Two area businesses, Dependable Land Maintenance and Tree Service of West Deptford, and Sunrise Signs of Gloucester City, are offering free “Welcome Home” signs to families of people in the military service who are returning from overseas. 


JEER-The fiasco surrounding the recent federal debt was a disgrace. The Washington elite from the president down to the legislators in both Houses should be thrown out of office. Doesn’t matter what party, Democrat, Republican, Tea, they are all the blame for the downfall of our economy, the decade long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the high unemployment, and the out of control gas prices. 


CHEER-State and local officials joined Port officials at the Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) to announce a half-billion dollar investment project at the terminal that will create a state-of-the-art container terminal and create nearly 800 new jobs. 


CHEER-The Kiwanis Club of the Haddons has joined forces with Kiwanis  members across the globe in an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, or 160 newborns each day.


CHEER-the final phase of construction on the Pennsauken Transit Center has been approved and will begin in September – creating and sustaining hundreds of construction jobs in the region.  The $39 million project is funded entirely by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


CHEER-Thermoseal Industries, LLC, located on Water Street, Gloucester City NJ, completed a 238kW roof mounted solar system. The Thermoseal system will displace approximately 190 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. This is equivalent to replacing 925 vehicles from the roads over the system's 25-year period. This is the second business in Gloucester City to use solar roof panels to help cut energy cost and protect the environment.Last month Gloucester Marine Terminal, announced it was building a 1.1 million-square-foot project, a privately-funded $42 million venture.


CHEER-Lou Rosso, a 70-year-old Egg Harbor Township resident said he nearly drowned himself Monday night (July 4) after running into the water, diving through waves and keeping two young children afloat for about 10 minutes until all three were rescued about 8:30 p.m. before the citywide fireworks began. 


JEER-Democrat Senator Steve Sweeney for calling Gov. Christie a bastard and a rotten prick. The comments came after Christie made cuts in the state budget. You would expect a man in Mr. Sweeney’s position to be intelligent enough to express himself without using foul language. Later in the month he appeared before the Alloway Baptist Church congregation asking for forgiveness.  Take heed Senator, “The use of foul language is a lazy mind trying to express itself forcibly,” Sister Martha Mary OP.


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