Camden County Freeholder Candidate Vincent Squire and knowing when to quit

So much #winning for failed 2017 Pennsauken Township Committee and 2018 Camden County Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire.  He lost the Pennsauken Township Committee election last year.  This year he’s lost the support of the Republican party and his running mates.  He’s lost the support of voters.  After his upcoming second degree felony assault trial (for beating his son) he may also lose his freedom (again).   Continue reading “Camden County Freeholder Candidate Vincent Squire and knowing when to quit”

Voting party lines in local elections

There is no denying that President Donald Trump stirs emotions.  Regardless if you are a supporter of our President or a detractor we can all agree Americans are firmly divided on the issue.  We’ve seen this in the massive wave of activism and resistance.  This divide goes back as far as 2009 when Americans were equally divided over President Obama taking office.  Prior to Obama and Trump I don’t recall us being so entrenched in our positions.  While I think it’s great that our generation (and those coming behind us) are socially conscious and passionate about our beliefs should that extend into local elections? Continue reading “Voting party lines in local elections”

#TheOther35000

We live under a power broker system in Pennsauken (and Camden County).  The Democrats in Pennsauken spoon feed power to the same small group of chosen people while the rest of Pennsauken’s residents are expected to obey and have no voice.  Lisa and Sabrina represent a change.  A return of power to the people of Pennsauken.  An end to over 30-years of rule by the same small group.  A voice for the other 35,000 residents. Continue reading “#TheOther35000”

Pennsauken Township Committee Candidates launch web site and platform.

Pennsauken Unified, the campaign of Lisa Eckel and Sabrina Winkler for Pennsauken Township Committee have launched their campaign web site www.pennsaukenunified.com.  “For over 35 years, Pennsauken has been led by a single political party, with many elected officials holding Township Committee positions for multiple terms in addition to positions in other local entities like Pennsauken Sewerage Authority and the School District. Is it in the best interest of the residents to have one party with such a strong hold? We have seen the changes that have occurred over the years, both good and bad, and we believe that now is the time for change. While there are some great things about Pennsauken, we feel we can bring a different perspective and fresh ideas while contributing towards positive changes in our town and our Government” says Eckel and Winkler.  Continue reading “Pennsauken Township Committee Candidates launch web site and platform.”

Press Release from the Camden County GOP disavowing themselves from Freeholder Candidate Vincent Squire

The Camden County GOP put out a press release today announcing they have disavowed themselves from Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire.  Camden County GOP officials state that Squire was not completely honest about his checkered past including his use of an alias and his second degree felony assault charges (for beating his son) which are pending in Superior Court.  According to the Camden County GOP party officials confronted Squire two weeks ago and asked him to resign.  After several attempts by Party Chairman Richard Ambrosino and Squire’s own running mates he has refused to resign from the County Freeholder race. Continue reading “Press Release from the Camden County GOP disavowing themselves from Freeholder Candidate Vincent Squire”

Pennsauken Township Officials and “Social Media World”

In a recent exchange on the Positively Pennsauken Facebook page Pennsauken Deputy Mayor Betsy McBride apparently took offense to my reference to the Democratic Pennsauken Township Committee Candidates as the “hand picked successors”.  She also attempted to refute my claim that Democrats in Pennsauken have been in power for over 30-years (an undeniable fact.  The Democrats, their hand picked successors and the few people they appear to share power with have been running this town for over 30-years.  See two prior posts on this  blog  “Is Pennsauken our town or their town” and ” The question remains: Is Pennsauken our town or their town“).   Deputy Mayor McBride ended the exchange with “Signing off.  I don’t live in social media world.”  Continue reading “Pennsauken Township Officials and “Social Media World””

People are finally listening Mr. Squire

It happened.  Finally.  And I can’t help but feel some satisfaction.  A few Pennsauken residents have been trying to tell the larger county audience who Camden County Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire is.  I’ve been vocal on this  blog.  I’ve written to Camden County GOP Chair Richard Ambrosino who called me “The nut Mike Astringer”, said I need to “get over it” and thanked me for my “looney rant”, I’ve written to the NJ State GOP without response.  I wrote to Bob Hugin who also did not reply.  I wrote Paul Dilks who replied “Vincent Squire has done more to energize the African American community than I could have ever done on my own. I have received the support of at least 10 different pastors who have never supported a Republican because of his efforts”.  I’ve spoken to Democrats (despite the fact that I am a Republican) about their opposition.  I’ve spoken to others involved on the Republican side of the Camden County Freeholder race. I’ve spoken all over social media.  My efforts seemed to fall on deaf ears.  The Camden County GOP continued to support Squire and various Republican candidates continued to campaign alongside him.   Continue reading “People are finally listening Mr. Squire”

Pennsauken Library hires a new Director

In July Tanya Finney Estrada began as The Pennsauken Library’s new Director replacing the previous Director who retired in July.  I am impressed Estrada’s qualifications to lead the Pennsauken Library.  According to her LinkedIn profile she has a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s in Information Science & Technology also from Drexel.  Prior to coming to Pennsauken she spent the last 6 years as Library Director at the Waterford Township Library.   Continue reading “Pennsauken Library hires a new Director”