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NJ Social Workers Say Trump's Police Reform is Inadequate

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is an open letter from the National Association of Social Workers in New Jersey. The Trump Administration's executive order (EO) on police reform is inadequate to respond to the longstanding crisis of systemic racism in policing. It does not mandate national use of force guidelines, ban chokeholds or greatly curtail no-knock warrants nor does it attribute African Americans' risk for bodily harm or death during a police encounter to systemic racism. Ending systemic racism cannot... Read more →


Archbishop of Rome Writes President Trump on the Forces at Work in the US Riots

source Anglican Link The former papal nuncio to the US writes to President Trump on the spiritual Archbishop Carlo Vigano forces at work in the US riots. They are not spontaneous protests he argues, but part of a deeper plan to subvert Western Christian civilization. “[T]he attack to which you were subjected after your visit to the National Shrine of Saint John Paul II is part of the orchestrated media narrative which seeks not to fight racism and bring social order, but to aggravate dispositions;... Read more →


A Letter from American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford

June 4, 2020 Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends, In this era of uncertainty, one thing remains absolute: No community service organization responds more effectively in times of despair than The American Legion. The coronavirus has placed barricades around nearly every facet of our way of life in America. It has halted social gatherings, closed our schools and many businesses, and threatened our nation’s blood supply. But American Legion Family members have admirably served our communities, states and nation through this turbulent time. And... Read more →


Dear Friends and Supporters of the Camden County Hero Scholarship

Dear Loyal Friend and Supporter, We are hoping that you and your families are staying strong and healthy during these unprecedented times. We wanted to let you know that this coming Tuesday, May 5th, is being designated as “Giving Tuesday.” In the past we have not participated in this campaign, but COVID-19 has forced us to cancel all of our planned fundraising activities, causing us to lose a considerable amount of money. Therefore, we have decided to participate in Giving Tuesday to help us through... Read more →


Dear Mr. Norcross,

As we continue to fight back against the COVID-19 outbreak and do our part in flattening the curve by social-distancing, we must not neglect our small businesses. Small businesses employ and support countless families and play a crucial role in the economic, social and cultural fabric of our community. We must do everything we can to help them get through this difficult time and back on their feet once we have weathered this storm. Answering Your Questions Earlier today, I went live on Facebook with... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Lambertville's City Council Sets The Record Straight

A recent press release by the Sierra Club of NJ regarding the City of Lambertville included a number of serious inaccuracies that called into question the trustworthiness of the administration and City Council. We are endeavoring to correct the record by laying out the facts below. To say we are using the pandemic emergency as a way to expedite any plan or process is simply not true. Here are the facts: (1) Lambertville City Council is scheduled to consider a resolution endorsing an amended affordable... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Love and Gratitude

Dear Colleague and Friend, We’re facing challenging times right now — every single one of us. And our industry is being greatly impacted. But in these toughest of times, we also recognize that we have a lot to be grateful for – including the people who will lead us to the brighter days ahead. GIVING THANKS “Last week, I asked VISIT PHILADELPHIA to develop a series of public service announcements, on behalf of our city, to thank the extraordinary Philadelphians on the front lines of... Read more →


Seniors Beat Up Line Jumper

I was in a long line at 7:45 AM today at the grocery store that opened at 8 AM for seniors only. A young man came from the parking lot and tried to cut in at the front of the line, but an old lady beat him back into the parking lot with her cane. He returned and tried to cut in again but an old man punched him in the gut, then kicked him to the ground and rolled him away. As he approached... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE ED: VISIT PHILADELPHIA stands with you, and we thank you for standing with us.

On a typical day, our work at VISIT PHILADELPHIA® is focused on highlighting the amazing people, places and experiences that make Greater Philadelphia so worth a visit. Our job is to encourage people looking for a weekend getaway, a spring break trip or a family vacation to choose the Philadelphia region. This week and the weeks to come will be far from typical for all of us. Globally, the hospitality industry is in trouble. Visitors support stable, prosperous jobs for more than 103,000 people in... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Let's Not Panic

Well, I'd have to say that 2020 is off to a hell of a start. From giant fires ravaging the country of Australia, the death of NBA icon Kobe Bryant, the Coronavirus, stock market volatility and of all things, Prince Harry wants out of the royal family! Here's what I know; I'm grateful for today and I'll take it as it comes. I'm not going to play into the fear-mongering on social media when it comes to stock market declines or Coronavirus. My solution is... Read more →


Dear Parents and Friends of Gloucester Catholic:

Your Voice Matters to the Future of Catholic Schools! Attached please find the first two ACTION ALERTS for the Governor's 2020-2021 state budget. The nonpublic school community has two major "ASKS" this budget season. They are: 1. To increase the per pupil allotment for Compensatory Ed (Chapter 192) from $995.00 per service to $1100.00 per service. This allotment has not been increased in over 10 years. 2. To increase the per pupil allotment for transportation/aid in lieu from $1000.00 to $1050.00. Although the increase to... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Luck of NJ Lottery Retailers May Be Running Out

The new Jack pocket lottery app allowing consumers to purchase tickets on their phones isn’t a win for everyone. With the app’s availability, the luck of New Jersey’s lottery retailers may be running out. The NJ lottery helps almost 7,500 lottery retailers keep their small businesses afloat. Responsible for $189 million in lottery ticket sales commissions for retail chains and many small family-owned businesses across the state, the survival of these retailers is heavily dependent on lottery income. On average, stores receive $25,600 in commissions... Read more →


Stealing California from Bernie — again?

by Greg Palast My dear Californians, I know you filled out that registration form at the DMV. Well, you know what? I’ll bet you that your name is not going to be there because there’s a 45% chance in California when you sign up to register to vote on a piece of paper, your name is never entered on the voter rolls. Guess what? California has one of the worst voting systems in the entire nation. I checked out my own registration. I took my... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: The State of Our Union Can Start with School Lunch

Tomorrow President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address in front of Congress, outlining his policy priorities and executive vision for the country. Over the past three years, President Trump has spoken to a domestic agenda focusing on health care, education, farmers and the working class. It’s worth recognizing, however, that his Administration’s proposals have failed to meet, and many times even undermined the health, education, and well-being of our nation’s families and children. At FoodCorps, we believe that a healthy, prosperous future... Read more →


Letter of Disappointment To Jersey City Council From Jersey City Educator

January 11, 2020, 8:52 am | in Franky Maldonado – McNair Educator JCEA – 1600 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City NJ 07305 I am writing this email as a taxpayer, voter, educator, and parent. When Mayor Fulop announced that he was presenting a resolution for a Mayor-Appointed School Board, I immediately thought of Mayor Frank Hague’s consolidation of power in Jersey City from 1917-1947. As Mayor of Jersey City, Mayor Hague created a system of political patronage and cronyism, turning Jersey City into a “Nefarious Political... Read more →


NJBIA Calls for Re-authorization of Tax Incentive Program in Support of Film Credit Expansion Bill

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association testified in support of a bill that extends the film tax credit, while calling for the urgent need to re-authorize a comprehensive tax incentive program. New Jersey has been without a tax incentive program, a fundamental tool in most states' economic development strategies, since July 1. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Emigholz said that bill S-3842 (Weinberg, D-37; Sarlo, D-36), which was released by the Senate and Budget Appropriations Committee today, could ultimately be included in... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: A new DECADE of possibilities

John F. Kennedy once said “We choose to go to the moon in this decade!” So We the People stepped up — and we went to the moon. Ronald Reagan once said “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction!” So We the People stepped up — and freedom rang throughout our nation. Donald Trump once said “Let’s Make America Great Again!” And once again, We the People are stepping up. 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade of American ingenuity, progress... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Proud to be a Republican

I'm Jeff Van Drew. I met with President Trump last week in the Oval Office; and with his blessing and endorsement, I'm proud to say that I'm now a member of the Republican Party representing South Jersey in Congress. Since my announcement, a ton of folks have asked, "Why did you leave the Democratic Party?" My answer is simple: "I didn't leave the Democrats, the Democrats left me." You see, I've always been for fiscal responsibility and supported things like our right to bear arms.... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Coup against the President Continues

The Impeachment Vote Farce As I told the press today in a statement, the Judiciary Committee’s vote on the articles of impeachment was both a tragedy and a farce. Truly, it was a sad day for America because a grave injustice was committed. There is no abuse of power by President Trump, however, it is clear that abuses were committed against him by the DOJ, the State Department, the FISA court, and certainly by Democrats in the House. This impeachment scam was corruptly formed and... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Sestak Drops Out of Presidential Race

I want to thank you for the honor of running for President of the United States of America. It has been an endeavor filled with immeasurable wisdom, passions, humor and insights to, and from, the people of America. I have “lived America” … and will cherish every moment, whether a veteran from a maximum security penitentiary calling to say, “Hey, Joe, the guys have heard you’re running for President, and they want you to know they’re going to organize Philadelphia for you,” or the tears... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: The Speed Kills Myth is Alive & Well in Pennsylvania

Sadly, the speed kills myth is alive and well in Pennsylvania. A real 25-state analysis was done of NHTSA data, which showed that 1.6% of crashes are caused by excessive speed. Barely above zero, then. Nowhere does anyone ever put into a bill that speed limits must be posted at the 85th percentile free-flowing traffic speed. This is so that the ticket industry can thrive. Set the limits too low, ticket barely above them, get municipal radar and speed cameras, then watch the money flow... Read more →


Top 3 Plagiarism Checkers on the internet for every writer

Prepostseo Check-plagiarism Search Engine Reports Gloucestercitynews.net (Nov. 19, 2019)--Nobody would deny the importance of written content in every walk of life. In academics, students need to submit written assignments to get good grades. Educators also need to create academic notes for the assistance of their students. Written content has contributed a lot to the success of e-commerce, blog websites, and the internet as a whole. High-quality content would definitely help in the improvement of business and careers. But, duplicated content from various sources can actually... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Which phony progressive won’t speak out on gag orders for women?

As reported in the Star Ledger, State Senator Loretta Weinberg bravely requested that the Administration in Trenton stop enforcing gag rule non-disclosure agreements on women that worked on the 2017 campaign, which would allow those who were sexually abused or harassed to go public with their stories. Just this past weekend, when asked if she had a stance on ending gag rules allowing women of sexual assault to be heard, the self-appointed leader of a "progressive" women's Facebook group and Trenton special interest lobbyist, Sue... Read more →


NJ Advance Media Releases Provocative Article on Unknown NJ Lawsuit

Today, NJ Advance Media published columnist Steve Politi’s provocative story about an unknown New Jersey lawsuit that nearly changed amateur sports forever. John Suk was coaching a junior varsity baseball game for Bound Brook High School when he told a player to slide into third base. What happened next – a sickening “POP!” and a serious ankle fracture – set off a seven-year legal battle that culminated this spring with a surreal trial in Somerset County. All parties agreed: If Suk was found liable for... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Georgetown's Pitiful Conference On Abuse

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a report released this week on a conference on clergy sexual abuse: On June 14-15, over 50 persons, most of whom were Catholic, assembled at Georgetown University for an event titled, "National Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation." It was organized by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, headed by John Carr and Kim Daniels. The issue before the gathering was the clergy sexual abuse scandal. A report on the... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Let’s stand together for our 2A freedoms

As you probably know, Governor Murphy recently announced an executive orderthat bans personal self-defense insurance, and effectively attempts to blackmail private businesses including gun stores, firearm manufacturers, financial institutions, and insurance providers into standing down while he and his allies strip away our Second Amendment freedoms. His executive order will inevitably limit our ability to purchase firearms and if unchallenged, could lead to copycat legislation in other states, ultimately limiting freedom for all Americans. We are developing a plan to stop Governor Murphy’s order. Expect... Read more →


WE CAN FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER NOV. 2

The We Can Foundation, headed by longtime Gloucester City native George Merryfield is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, November 2 at the ICAC Club ballroom, 528 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. The organization was founded to help the homeless and those struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. The money raised will be used to assist with the general cost, and specifically to get a better, more reliable vehicle, a tool so critical to their program that without one, there will be no program. Merryfield released... Read more →


Senate Candidate Hirsh V. Singh on "The Radical Left"

Ever since Donald Trump took office, the radical left has been off their rockers, using the biggest media outlets they control to smear our President with fabricated stories. But even in the face of powerful opposition, outlets like Breitbart News refuse to remain silent. They work tirelessly to bring patriots like you the facts. And the fact is the Democrats are terrified. We know the truth and we're not afraid to share it. Just a few days ago, I was invited to join Breitbart's weekend... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Governor Murphy Promised!

Dear Friend, You may have read how Governor Phil Murphy has been asleep at the switch on an important issue he campaigned on -- ridding New Jersey’s cities and towns of dangerous lead drinking water pipes. It’s sad to think that up to 250,000 New Jersey school children and according to Gannett New Jersey, “likely many more in recent years,” have been exposed to lead poisoning in their own schools. What’s most troubling is that the Murphy Administration, namely his NJ Department of Environmental Protection,... Read more →


Send Your Alumni News for Ramblings Newsletter!

Dear Gloucester Catholic Alumni: My name is Rob Langi, class of 2002 and I will be editing future editions of Ramblings for the Gloucester Catholic community. I want to start off by thanking Cara Buckland for all of her great work in this position and I will try my best to keep the standard high as we share all of the news and happenings of our far-reaching and tremendous alumni base. The format will be very similar to what you have seen in the past... Read more →


Letter To The American Public

From: Field Office Directors, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Across the country, a national debate about current and future U.S. immigration policy is growing louder by the day. As field office directors for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), we oversee the offices that enforce immigration laws within the interior of the United States, and we want to set the record straight. ICE officers are sworn federal law enforcement officers who enforce U.S. immigration... Read more →


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Political News: Kean for Congress

The Washington Examiner just reported that Congressman Tom Malinowski said illegal immigrants are needed to mow lawns across the Seventh District, saying, "Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns in Somerset County?" Do we really want to re-elect a Congressman who is this out of touch with our New Jersey values? Malinowski doubled down on his remark, responding to one member of his Seventh District audience by saying, "You're a bunch of elitists! You're not going to mow lawns." It's time we had... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': I'm In Your Debt

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with several debt collecting services. Most people have, at one time or another. That does not make it any less unpleasant. I’ve noticed that most debt-callers are from the Midwest or the Southern part of the USA. I suppose there’s a reason; maybe the not-so-indebted get the Midwest callers because it’s cooler and they don’t need to get as mad at you. Alternatively, the Southern callers are hot already so it’s easier for them to... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Mr. Trump is not the problem ...

Take Iraq. Justified as a preventive war, it embroiled us in its expanding conflict into Syria, Africa and beyond as it created the more brutal terror of ISIS. Democrats and Republicans alike who voted for that war did not understand either the complexities of the world, or that militaries can stop a problem, but they can never fix a problem. Contribute Then the same political leaders dismantled the safeguards of the one place in America where a wall is definitely needed — to keep greed... Read more →