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To: Mr. Ackley, Gloucester City Housing Office, Acting Mayor Patrick Keating, and Members of City Council

How much more can a person take in this town before , we just say the hell with it and leave ! I never missed a tax payment in 25 years , volunteered for many , many things in town, organized and played free concerts for the string band in the park . Why can't we get this house cleaned up? It's being sub- leased which I told you in person, you said blame King Phil ?????? I cannot even sit in my backyard without getting eaten alive by bugs !!! I have spent 100 plus dollars spraying especially in... Read more →


How did a bunch of little things turn into a “BIG THING” in our community?

Hanging flower baskets on Monmouth Street are still hanging with dead flowers for the past 5 weeks. Welcome to Gloucester signs are not maintained sending a negative message to people coming into our town. Litter laws have to be enforced in parking lots of retail stores especially on Broadway. Every year the city has to be reminded to hang the Betsy Ross Flags along our Riverfront Park. This is not done yet in 2021. Put your recyclables out in a proper container with a lid to prevent neighborhood litter. Teak benches on Freedom Pier should be reinstalled on stronger brackets.... Read more →


*Comment Restrictions: You Must Provide A Working Email Address/Name Will Be Published

Gloucestercitynews.net/CNBNewsnet comment rules, subject to change. Starting immediately we will no longer accept comments with an anonymous name. No further comments will be published with just a first name or with a made up name. Your submitted remark must contain your full name and a working email address. If you believe in what you wrote you should be willing to back it up with your full name. We feel that people, who in the past were able to hide behind a computer screen, won’t be so embolden to viciously attack an opposing point of view now that their name is... Read more →


New Comment Rules for https://www. Gloucestercitynews.net/clearysnotebook

Gloucestercitynews.net/CNBNewsnet comment rules, subject to change. Starting immediately no further comments will be published from anyone who doesn't provide us with a working email address along with their name, street address, and phone number. And, before that comment is published you will be contacted and asked to verify the remark (s). Furthermore, your real name will be published with your comment; no more anonymous or fake names. If the information we are requesting is not provided the comment will be trashed. For too long we have allowed people to comment without knowing their names. And, in doing so we are... Read more →


Op-Ed: Death Penalty Bedevils Biden

By Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor June 15, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden's stance on the death penalty: In 1994, Sen. Joe Biden signed a crime bill that added dozens of additional offenses to the list of crimes punishable by death. Two years ago, while campaigning for president in New Hampshire, he complimented its citizens, saying, "By the way, congratulations to ya'll ending the death penalty here." CNBNews graphic files This past March, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the president "has grave concerns about whether capital punishment, as currently implemented, is consistent... Read more →


Letter to Editor: The Babylon Bee Demands a Retraction from The New York Times

Last week, our counsel sent a letter to The New York Times demanding a retraction. We did this because their article was—and remains—defamatory. Here's a direct link to read the demand letter. And here's the story behind it: In a recent article about Facebook's difficulty in dealing with satire, The New York Times pointed to The Babylon Bee as an example of a "far-right misinformation site" that "sometimes trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire." They said we dishonestly "claim" to be satire to protect our presence on Facebook and other social media sites. This is false and defamatory.... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Remembering The Men in Blue

One of the 22,611 names on the Memorial is Aaron Allan. On the morning of July 27, 2017, he and his wife Stacy put their son on the bus for his first day of kindergarten. Then Aaron went to work, where he responded to a single-car accident. When he crawled into the vehicle to help the passengers, he was shot 11 times. Stacy and her son came to DC to visit the Memorial and see Aaron’s name engraved on the Memorial. Stacy was overwhelmed to see the love of her life memorialized in stone. At that moment, she felt she... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Stops Signs Popped Up Overnight Without A Warning

There are four stop signs, one after the other on Cold Springs Drive heading south. The arrow points to one in the distance. They appeared without any notice from the police or the school district at the beginning of April. (photo credit CNBNews) I live on the unit block of East Thompson Avenue, and since April 7th my parents and other neighborhood residents have noticed a group of stop signs near Cold Springs School/Cold Springs Drive. These stop signs have been annoying them and I can understand why. The stop signs are definitely a good idea for safety purposes, and... Read more →


WEEKLY WASTEBASKET: EARTH DAY Posting Positive Possibilities on

Climate Real solutions for the climate and taxpayers Happy Earth Day! In our last Wastebasket, we delved into how past U.S. policy missteps have failed to achieve climate results – while wasting taxpayer dollars to boot. Ever the budget (and policy) optimists, this week we turn to positing positive possibilities. In preparation for President Biden’s 40-nation Climate Summit beginning today, we have five recommendations on how Washington can steer climate policy in the right direction. Because climate change is real, it’s costly, and it’s solvable. For upcoming budget, infrastructure, climate, and other discussions to achieve real, long-term results, taxpayers must... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Leno Apologizes To Asians But Not Catholics

March 25, 2021 Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Jay Leno's apology to Asians: Longtime NBC "Tonight Show" comedian Jay Leno has come out of retirement to apologize to Asian Americans for the bigoted jokes he told about them while hosting the late-night show. Will Catholics be next to receive an apology? Not a chance. The culture is too anti-Catholic to induce Leno to do so. CNBNews graphics From 1997 to 2015, I wrote well over a dozen news releases taking Leno to task for insulting Catholics; I only addressed his most offensive remarks.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Ruling Class Is Race Obsessed

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor March 22, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ruling class' obsession with race: We are getting close to the point where if a white person says he prefers vanilla ice cream to chocolate, he risks being labeled a racist. The ruling class, in particular, is obsessed with this issue, seeing racism lurking behind every decision that adversely affects people of color. We need to grow up. The first thing we need to do is get rid of the term "people of color." It is meaningless. Asians have little in common with African... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Vatican Slams The Door On Gay Unions

Bill Donohue |CNBNews Contributor March 15, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Vatican statement issued March 15 that is sure to be controversial: There will be no recognition of homosexual unions or marriage by the Catholic Church. It is non-negotiable. End of story. Pope Francis has been under considerable pressure by gay activists, in and out of the Church, to give the green light to gay marriage. The statement released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to queries on this issue is the most decisive rejection of those efforts ever written. The Church's top... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Senator Booker Explains American Rescue Plan Benefits

Dear New Jerseyan, This past week, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, delivering on his and Congressional Democrats’ promise to provide COVID-19 relief to the American people. I supported this bold legislation because it provides an urgent and historic investment in the health and financial stability of millions of New Jerseyans and people across the country, a boost to our small businesses, and a lifeline to state and local governments. The landmark American Rescue Plan puts our country on a path to ending this pandemic and building back stronger and better. The American Rescue Plan provides a... Read more →


The Deplorable Johnson Blvd. Jogging Track; The City is Analyzing the Costs to Repair It

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 12, 2021)--We received a letter from a Gloucester City resident complaining about the condition of the jogging track at Johnson Blvd. and Klemm Avenue. Included with the letter were a number of photos that show the deteriorated walkway along with vandalized monuments. A resident said sections of the asphalt were ripped out so a drainage problem could be fixed. But, the asphalt was never replaced after the work was completed (photo provided) It was built in the 1960s on a landfill that was once all swampland. It encompasses approximately 20... Read more →


BABYLON BEE Op-Ed :

This Adorable Picture Of Biden Picking Up His Dog's Poop Is Exactly What We Need Now

This morning as I stood on the White House lawn, it all finally started to sink in. He's gone, I thought. He's really gone... The long nightmare is over. Democracy is back. I had my press pass back, too. Back in March of 2020, Donald Trump ripped my press pass away from me, struggled to rip it in half, (he failed miserably,) and then tossed it to a staffer who never gave it back to me. All I had done was ask him a simple question about why he wanted transgender people to die. But those painful memories are past--... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: How this Democrat converted into a hardcore liberty warrior

One of our greatest challenges is growing our movement and recruiting young people to the cause of liberty. I’m afraid that if we fail to act quickly and recruit younger pro-liberty leaders, our movement is destined to fail… Fortunately, I believe Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is solving this problem . My name is Sean Themea… I was once an Obama supporter (please forgive me), but now am a hardcore Constitutionalist and serve as the leader of Young Americans for Liberty, the nation’s largest and most active pro-liberty student organization. Let me tell you my story… and how YAL is... Read more →


Reflections on Black History

Members of the Rutgers community share their thoughts on the past, present, and future This year we mark Black History Month during an ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color, a racial reckoning and continued deep division in the country. But despite these incredibly challenges moments, we are also in a time of great change. In the first month of the year, we welcomed a new federal administration and watched as the first woman, and woman of color, was sworn in as vice-president of the United States in a historic barrier-breaking moment. At... Read more →


Capitol Police Chief Sund: The group consisted of 1000s of well-coordinated, well equipped violent criminals

"They had weapons, chemical munitions, protective equipment, explosives, and climbing gear. A number of them were wearing radio ear pieces indicating a high level of coordination. " Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund Read more →


Letter to the Editor: “THANK YOU JOE BIDEN”

photo courtesy of The New York Times Thank you Joe Biden for opening American borders to illegals. You're making the country less safe for the legal citizens while ignoring the crime and criminal element and giving them a free pass. They are lined up at our border and waiting thanks to you. Thank you Joe Biden for hurting more American business while they are already down. You are shutting down entities that were helping American businesses and citizens. Killing American jobs isn't a good answer Joe. Your less than one month in office and gas prices are climbing already and... Read more →


Guest Opinion: I Share Your Plea For Peace

Greetings my friend, It has been some time since we last corresponded. I write to share your plea for peace expressed in your editorial – the Hatred and Ruthlessness Must Stop. The decades of fermenting suspicion, isolation, mistrust, and division - by media and political organizations alike - has boiled over, manifesting these rifts into physical violence on the streets of our communities and in the halls of our uniquely American institutions. At this pivotal juncture in our Union’s history, when it would be easy to drown ourselves in the confluence of political extremism, social outrage, and cancel culturalism, we... Read more →


Congressman Norcross: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

New Jersey continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work or are being educated in the State. Below, please find links to a few of the major vaccine registration sites in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties. Vaccinating the State will take patience and time, as vaccination appointments depend on the number of vaccine doses that New Jersey receives each week and the number of frontline workers available to administer shots. County Sites Click below for additional information about local vaccination sites. Camden County Vaccination Center Gloucester County Mega Vaccination Center Burlington... Read more →


BILL DONOHUE: Free Speech Under Attack

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attacks on freedom of speech: The censoring of Parler by Amazon, Google and Apple is the most serious assault on freedom of speech we have ever seen by private companies in American history. Instead of addressing those who are responsible for abusing their free speech rights, e.g. those who are clearly fomenting violence, Big Tech is now seeking to censor conservative voices in general. For justification, they are following the lead of pundits and activists who are blaming President Trump, and his supporters, for the violence... Read more →


NRA-ILA NEWS: Biden to Nominate Anti- 2ND-Amendment Judge Garland for AG

NRA-ILA--At a news conference on January 7th, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General. Biden’s choice of a noted Second Amendment opponent to lead the Department of Justice is an overt assault on gun rights and gun owners. Following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Garland as Justice Scalia’s replacement. With an understanding of Garland’s unacceptable jurisprudence, NRA strongly opposed Garland’s nomination and the Senate wisely chose not to consider the nomination. Garland’s anti-Second... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Who Is Guilty Of Inciting Riots?

ABC News (Australia) Looters have overrun streets in Washington DC and New York City and fires have been ignited near the White House as the US experienced its sixth night of violence fuelled by the killings of black people at the hands of police. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-0... During the summer Black Lives Matter and the Socialist group Antifa fueled by the rhetoric coming from the Left rioted across the nation. The ABC News video, which was published on YouTube, is just one of many that were filmed during that period by various news outlets. Catholic League President Bill Donohue... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Members & Friends of The Camden County Heroes Scholarship Fund

This year has been an unprecedented year to say the least. We were disappointed to not be able to host a list of planned in- person fund raising events due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, we were able to host a few of these....our Annual Dinner, Giving Tuesday, two Coach Bag Raffles and our annual Golf Outing. We are grateful to all of you who supported these events. And of course, we are most appreciative to our dues paying Members that have kept up your memberships with us. All of this, and the generosity of some outside agencies and... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: "All Ya Can Do Is Laugh Somedays" 

EARL FOSTER |CNBNews Contributor I never thought I would see the day when we would be encouraged to wear masks into the bank and yet, here we are. It's an astounding time we live in truly. We have little arrows now in stores designating "one-way" aisles, and people "on duty" screaming "6 FEET APART, 6 FEET Gloucestercitynews.net files APART PLEASE". We now spend days dodging a smart virus that knows if you're eating in a diner but cannot find you in Walmart. They made a vaccine to curtail this virus. Many people don't want the vaccine. Some are afraid of... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Carino Boys Basketball Club Announces Changes for this Season

The High School season is about to begin and the Carino Boys Basketball Club is anxiously looking forward to another season. With the restrictions imposed, we will need to make a couple of changes in our events. Our outstanding Student-Athletes will continue to be recognized in a virtual format, along with social media and individual and team awards will be presented at the conclusion of the season. We will continue our Scholarship program to member schools. Lunch meetings will not be scheduled for this season and our annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be rescheduled to a later date.... Read more →


OP-ED: The International Spread of QAnon

- by Aron Solomon QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against President Donald Trump, who is tirelessly fighting the cabal. Gloucestercitynews.net files The Pew Research Center has shown that Americans’ awareness of QAnon has doubled from 23% to 27% from March until September. While it’s tempting to believe that these conspiracy theories are embraced only by the naive and politically disconnected, the reality is that Americans with high political knowledge are more likely than others to have heard of QAnon. In fact, more than... Read more →


WAS THIS REALLY A "COVID CAPER"? 

We can all agree that 2020 has been a very tough year for everyone in many ways. Politics and politicians, changing agendas and priorities along with speculation of wrongdoings and corruption among those in high places have everyone wondering about a variety of things. Add to this that much of the "mainstream" media news and even social media can rarely be counted on anymore for a straight unbiased account or answer about anything. One glaring point that has to be in the minds of many regards the virus called "Covid-19" among other names. While I have no doubt this virus... Read more →


More COVID-19 Cases Identified in Gloucester City School District, 200 Employees Exposed

UPDATE/November 14,2020 Supt. Vespe Editor's Note: Superintendent Vespe sent a second notice, dated November 13, to parents regarding the athletic programs. Vespe said, "With sincere sadness for our entire Lion Community, coaches, parents, and players we now have been informed that an individual who came in contact with one of our district athletic teams has tested positive. Excerpts of the second letter is below. **** GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ—(November 14, 2020) Dr. Dennis Vespe, superintendent of the Gloucester City School District, announced on Friday, November 13, that individual (s) in the Cold Springs School and in the Middle School have tested... Read more →


Senate Committee Investigates Twitter for Blocking NY Post Story Re: Joe and Hunter Biden

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Three Republican U.S. senators said the Senate Judiciary Committee would vote next Tuesday to subpoena Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, regarding the social media giant’s suppression of information they claim, could impact the election. Gloucestercitynews.net files Once subpoenaed, Dorsey would be called to testify before the committee on Friday, Oct. 23, the senators said. Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Josh Hawley of Missouri made the announcement after Cruz said he attempted to repeatedly share a New York Post article Thursday on Twitter,... Read more →


*Letters to the Editor: Keep building for your future at Camden County College

My New Online Course for October I have already filled two sections of Law I for Fall. A brand new section has just been opened: LAW101-BOL1 (10/28-12/17). I'm telling you ahead of time so that you will have one of the first chances to get into it. There are still 40 days to go until the class starts, so this one may fill up too. If you are interested, please register for it now through WebAdvisor or the CCC Registrar's Office. The course is like my others: textbook readings, online readings and online tests. There is no Zoom or any... Read more →


Guest Opinion: I Can't Believe You Would Vote For Him

To answer all of those of you who would say “I can't believe you would vote for Trump." Well folks listen up! I'm not just voting for him. I'm voting for the second Amendment. I'm voting for the next supreme court justice. I'm voting for the electoral college, and the Republic we live in. I'm voting for the Police and law and order. I'm voting for the military, and the veterans who fought for and died for this Country. I'm voting for the Flag that is always missing from the Democratic background. I'm voting for the right to speak my... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: The legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....

This week, as we mourn the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we honor her legacy by remembering her as a trailblazer and titan of our American legal system who dedicated her life to the pursuit of equality. In both her personal career and legal writings, Justice Ginsburg’s life story was fundamentally intertwined with our country’s reckoning with gender equality. She will be remembered for her towering intellect and passionate belief that all men and women are created equal. Justice Ginsburg went by the initials RBG, and those 3 letters will now and forever be synonymous with justice.... Read more →


Letters to the Ed: "Blame Trump," AFSCME

On the first Monday of every September, we celebrate the selflessness and sacrifice of all working people. But this year, the Labor Day tribute takes on even greater weight. Because this year, during the worst public health crisis in a century, working people are rising to the moment in new, extraordinary ways. But as essential workers — so many of them proud union members — stand fearlessly on the front lines, many of their jobs are at risk, thanks to an administration that has ignored the sacrifices of public service workers. The result is being felt by Americans in every... Read more →


Norcross Says the Post Office is Under Attack

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been part of America since before America began, enshrined in Article 1 of our Constitution and deemed essential by our founders. Today, admist the COVID-19 pandemic, our Postal Service has become more vital than ever, with millions of Americans and businesses of all sizes depending on its services, including the delivery of medicine, food, paychecks, tax refunds, election ballots and much more. Earlier today, I hosted a press conference at the USPS distribution center in Bellmawr, where just last week they processed 16.4 million pieces of mail, up 2 million from the same time... Read more →


Op-Ed: The Governor is Killing Small Businesses in NJ

Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today regarding a regional approach to reopening New Jersey businesses. “It appears that deferring to industry experts and local officials for COVID-19 reopening decisions is the proper process, except when it comes to the reopening of our businesses. “On Monday, Governor Murphy deferred decisions on fall sports to the NJSIAA, saying that, as experts, they know best. And, last week, the governor and the state Department of Health released... Read more →


Letters to the Ed: HOW LIBERAL IS SHE?

Biden-Harris 2020. That’s right. Joe Biden just announced that he is picking liberal Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential candidate. It’s time to ACT NOW. Donate Now How liberal is she? Let us count the way. ❌ Kamala Harris supports Medicare for All, AKA socialized medicine. ❌ Kamala Harris supports the ridiculous Green New Deal that will destroy jobs. ❌ Kamala Harris is a former prosecutor with a track record of going after our fundamental constitutional freedoms. ❌ Kamala Harris will go after our gun rights. Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden’s partner in crime in coming for your freedoms... Read more →


Thank Goodness Online Education is an Option...

Where would we be in this pandemic without the option of online education? College students would have their graduation pushed back because they weren't earning any credits. Online college education is not the same as attending lectures? Obviously that provides a different dynamic, but protecting health is paramount. No amount of education or credits is worth losing lives - including yours. Futures should not be postponed! Far better for students to keep moving forward getting credits online, especially at a community college where they are far cheaper, than putting their degrees farther away. The true quality of education largely lies... Read more →


NY Attorney General lawsuit seeks to dissolve National Rifle Association

I knew Democrats had gone far left, but even I was shocked that the Attorney General of New York held a press conference today announcing she was trying to eliminate the NRA. The NRA has fought to project our 2nd Amendment rights, and it drives the liberal nuts. Our own liberal Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, follows the lead of the other far-left AGs across the country. Make no mistake he will bring this same insanity to Pennsylvania. That’s why we need your help. To be honest, the liberals are outraising us every day with millions from their Hollywood special interest... Read more →


Guest Opinion: AOC ATTACKS FR. DAMIEN

Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote the following letter to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) today: August 3, 2020 Hon. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 229 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Without provocation, you recently exploded in a fit of rage when you condemned Father Damien, the 19th century priest who gave his life to serving lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Referring to a statue of him in the U.S. Capitol, you said, “This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!” Your remarks evince an offensive ethnocentrism. You disrespected the people of Hawaii:... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Attention Needed to Prevent COVID Outbreaks in Long Term Care Facilities

Dear Governors, Thank you for your leadership in response to this unprecedented health crisis and the action your administrations have taken to prevent the outbreaks of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living communities to protect our residents and dedicated caregivers. However, with the major spikes of COVID cases in many states across the country, we are very concerned this trend will lead to a dramatic increase in cases in long term facilities. Recent independent research by Harvard Medical School, Brown University’s School of Public Health and University of Chicago showed the level of COVID cases in the surrounding community... Read more →


Attention Needed to Prevent COVID Outbreaks in Long Term Care Facilities

July 14, 2020 National Governors Association 444 North Capitol Street, NW #267 Washington, D.C. 20001 Dear Governors, Thank you for your leadership in response to this unprecedented health crisis and the action your administrations have taken to prevent the outbreaks of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living communities to protect our residents and dedicated caregivers. However, with the major spikes of COVID cases in many states across the country, we are very concerned this trend will lead to a dramatic increase in cases in long term facilities. Recent independent research by Harvard Medical School, Brown University’s School of Public... Read more →


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 be achieved with a single act of Congress. Numerous reforms are needed at all levels.... 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; not to bring justice, but to legitimize violence and crime; not to serve the truth,... 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 perhaps there was no greater evidence of this than on our most hallowed holiday, Memorial... 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 these trying times. This program will be sponsored through email and social media. As you... 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 the New Jersey Small Business Administration District Director Alfred Titone, the Southern New Jersey Development... 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 housing settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing at its April 23rd meeting after the resolution... 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 this pandemic — the men and women working hard every day to heal, protect and... Read more →