Monday, May 13, 2013
Township Republicans sued in an attempt to nullify the Democrats' choice to fill an unexpired council seat, saying the process took too long.
A judge on Monday shot down the local GOP's attempt to unseat a Democratic councilwoman appointed in February. However, the judge said he was "troubled" by the way township council handled the appointment. Township Republicans filed a lawsuit in March contending the appointment of Democrat Michelle Winters to council was illegal because the governing body waited too long. The GOP asked in its complaint that the appointment be voided, which would have meant the seat would remain vacant until it expired at the end of this year. According to state law, when a member of a municipal governing body leaves, that member's local political party has 15 days to submit to the body the names of three nominees, and the body has 30 days from the time …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A scrum between the township GOP and Democrats over the February appointment of Councilwoman Michelle Winters has landed in state Superior Court in Camden.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The case is scheduled to be heard on Monday in state Superior Court in Camden.
Township Democrats would not seem to be hurt by a challenge for one seat with a 7-0 advantage on the council. But a scrum between the township GOP and Democrats over the February appointment of Michelle Winters to the council has landed in state Superior Court in Camden. The local GOP plan to be in court in Camden on Monday to argue Democrats took too long to fill the seat vacated by Michelle Gentek after she was sworn in as a Camden County freeholder on Jan. 4. From that point, they argue, local Democrats had 30 days to appoint a replacement. They cited state statue 40A:16-11 which states that the local political party of the departing municipal government member has 15 days to present a nominee to council and council has another 15 days …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The networking and awards ceremony is free, but registration is required.
Mayor David Mayer and the Gloucester Township Council will host the 13th annual Gloucester Township Economic Development Corp. Business Breakfast on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Palace, 109 N. Black Horse Pike. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to this page on the township's official website. The breakfast will include an update on economic development progress in the township.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Other headlines include the MARRS police plan for missing and at-risk children and eight candidates announce run for four municipal government seats, including mayor.
Residents turn out to a council meeting this week to demand action about the Iron Horse Rifle and Pistol Club. Colleen Nick, whose daughter was abducted 18 years ago, endorsed the Gloucester Township Police MARRS program. Four Democrats and four Republicans filed petitions to run for public office on Monday. Police are investigating an incident on Berkshire Road on Friday. The 27-year-old man had more than 70 prescription pills on him when arrested, police said. A township Daisy troop is scheduled to plant a tree at the Gloucester Township Community Park. Songs from Highland High School's production of 'Aida' were performed recently at the Gloucester Township Council meeting. The parade starts at 8 a.m. Upload pictures of your little …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Songs from Highland High School's production of 'Aida' were performed recently at the Gloucester Township Council meeting.
Several performers from Highland Regional High School's production of the opera Aida showcased their talents at a recent township council meeting. They performed two pieces from an updated version of the classic opera. Some of the performers involved in the show were T.J. Young, Desiree Colangelo, Lindsay Deal, Eddie Olmo and Tom Berardi.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Four Democrats and four Republicans filed petitions to run for public office on Monday.
Incumbent township Mayor David Mayer and three council members will be challenged by a slate of Republican candidates in the fall general election. All eight candidates filed nominating petitions with the municipal clerk on Monday, the deadline to declare for the fall election. Incumbent candidates include Mayer and fellow Democrats Dan Hutchison, Frank Schmidt and Michelle Winters. Republican candidates are Tanya Brown for mayor; Paul DiBartolo, Patricia Kline and Joseph Pauli for council.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Evans, who served on Gloucester Township Council from 2008 to 2011, was charged with stalking and criminal mischief.
A judge on Wednesday dismissed stalking and criminal mischief charges against former Gloucester Township Councilwoman Crystal Evans, after the alleged victim failed to appear in court. Evans' case was heard in Winslow Municipal Court, where it was moved to avoid a potential conflict of interest in Gloucester Township. Municipal Court Judge Michael A. Diamond dismissed the charges against Evans without prejudice and said they could be reheard if the alleged victim comes forward within seven days with a legitimate explanation for not appearing during Wednesday's hearing. The alleged victim was identified in court and in complaints filed against Evans as Angela DeLuca. DeLuca reportedly lived with Evans' brother-in-law at the time of the …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A local beauty queen got the ball rolling Monday.
Gloucester Township has joined the campaign against texting while driving. Local officials partnered with Miss Atlantic County 2013, Lindsey Giannini, for a “Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive” driver-safety campaign. Giannini donated four “Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive” signs at the township council meeting Monday. The signs will be installed around township high schools to remind young drivers to not text and drive. April is designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The township may lease four electric-powered cars, and for a good price, the township administrator says.
Gloucester Township may get into the electric car game if Township Council approves a lease agreement for four Mitsubishis. The move would be a money-saving step and fit in with Gloucester Township’s green initiatives, township administrator Tom Cardis told Council at its March 4 work session. An upfront cost of $2,764.22 per car covers everything for a two-year lease, the administrator said, adding that the cars normally have a suggested manufacturer’s price of $35,000 each. “We have an opportunity to acquire electric-powered vehicles,” Cardis said. “Based on my calculations … these vehicles will pay for themselves in the gas that is saved.” The intention is to use the cars for construction and code enforcement, as those employees …