CHEER-Prescription drug abuse is at an epidemic level throughout the United States. Camden County NJ has been significantly impacted by this problem. In order to raise awareness about this issue, the students at Gloucester City High School participated in a Walk for Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers. Kudos to all the students for trying to make a difference.
JEER-Another year and residents throughout the area are faced with increases in their property and school taxes. Very rarely do you read about a town having a tax decrease. Some towns just go overboard. For example, the Gloucester City school budget over the last eight years has increased from $38 million in 2008 to $46 million this year. That is $1 million every year for the past eight. People on fixed incomes have no other choice but to go without their medicines or food to pay taxes. That is just wrong. And those in charge should be ashamed of themselves for not being more frugal with our money.
CHEER-To our police officers!! A publication showed a suspected murderer (who was convicted) was apprehended by officers from the Brooklawn PD. In these troubling times, our officers deserve our support. While most of us sleep they are out there handling thieves, drug dealers, and at times, even killers. Give them some respect for willingly putting themselves in harms way in service of their community.
JEER-A large crowd of black young men attacked a group of white men and women who were coming out of Baltimore’s Camden Yards after watching a ball game. The angry thugs threw trash cans and other items at the outnumbered group. The video shows one woman in a wheelchair being attacked by the hooligans. Those being assaulted had nothing to do with Freddie Gray’s death. Yet that didn’t seem to matter to the thugs. They very easily could have killed someone with the missiles they were throwing. Instead of race relations getting better they are getting worst. And recent actions displayed in Baltimore by unruly ruffians is one of the reasons.
CHEER-Over 8,000 New Jersey fourth grade students want their peers to get a substance abuse prevention message- that there are fun things to do instead of doing drugs --- and, they created messages and artwork to deliver that message. The students from fourth grade classrooms across New Jersey created artwork as part of a contest to deliver the most effective peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention messages in a initiative sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ). The theme of this year’s contest was “Fun Things to Do Instead Of Doing Drugs.”
JEER- To President Obama who speaks out prematurely against law enforcement while wasting resources and money to show respect and representation to others. He speaks before all the facts are even known making it appear his decision is based on "racial" issues only. What Kind of American President has, or would ever do that?
CHEER-Joe Carlino, the owner of Gloucester Transmission, and his employees deserve a lot of credit for volunteering their time cutting the grass and removing trash from old Saint Mary’s Cemetery on Market Street. Joe also goes out of his way to help people when they have a flat tire or need their battery jumped. Thanks Joe for all the good that you do.
JEER-To the people, who cannot comment or debate intelligently based on knowledge and facts. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. When those opinions become clouded with personal feelings, lack of knowledge and intelligence, it results in a ridiculous display of idiotic rantings. And nothing is accomplished.
CHEER-The Autism Society celebrated 50 years of support in April. Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. READ MORE
CHEER-Farmers Insurance, one of the nation's largest multiline insurers, announced the first round of 60 winning teachers of its Thank America's Teachers $2,500 educational grant program. Farmers, inspired by the great work done by teachers every day, created the Thank America's Teachers initiative, to say thank you to teachers and give away more than $1,000,000 in educational grants in 2015. To learn more about the program go here
JEER--To "deadbeat parents" who have neglected or turned their backs on their own children, rarely seeing them and owing thousands in child support as well. Neglect of the children you created, lack of support and parenting, is "child abuse". It's a crime committed by very low caliber people and a growing problem in this country.
Thank you to Earl Foster for his help with this month’s column. If you have a Cheer or Jeer for the month of May send it to CNBNews1@gmail.com.