Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Green Cafe on Cooper St. Opens for Business

The Green Cafe has opened and you can read an interview by Robin Shreeves on her Blog, South Jersey Locavore.

If you have stopped in at The Green Cafe to sample the food, please send in your opinion of the food and service. 
Did anyone speak up at the Township Committee Meeting this past Tuesday about the 2009 Township Budget and Tax increase? 

The Reporter was emailed by a resident who no longer lives here, that she called Mayor Mount several times to ask why Edgewater Park Township was not supporting the Memorial Day Parade. When she finally spoke to the Mayor after several attempts, she was told that the Police overtime cost to much and that the National Cemetery was called The Beverly National Cemetery, not the Edgewater Park National Cemetery. 

Wow was she upset with the Mayor Mount's answers. She said that her family members who still live here in large numbers will here about the Mayor's sad excuses and general lack of historic knowledge of the Beverly National Cemetery and its ties to the Memorial Day Parade. She said the fact that the Mayor's attitude was an indication of a lack of respect towards the Veterans and their families, and is a reason to send the Mayor a message this November, by electing someone else.

By the way, the Fire Police could direct trafic, thus saving Police overtime, if that was the real reason for not supporting the Memorial Parade.

The Edgewater Park Reporter   


Anonymous said...

Her oragnic food idea is about as good as her 300 year old house. You have got to be kidding me! I'd have to say those to are deleriouse! They probably believe thier own lie.

Anonymous said...

Anyone on here ever hear of Spellcheck?

Anonymous said...

It is a sad state of affairs in Edgewater Park when we pull our sponorship of the Memorial Day Parade which honors those who gave their lives for our country and our community. I have been a participant in the Memorial Day parade, first as a child and again as an adult leader of a youth organization. Having grown up in Edgewater Park and currently a resident of this town, I am ashamed of this decision not to fund the parade and the fact that it will no longer end at the NATIONAL Cemetery which is located for the most part in Edgewater Park.
My family have always volunteered their time for charitable and civic organizations and I can not believe that other residents would not have responded to a call for help. As it stated in the paper, the main reason was the overtime our town would have to spend on police. Were any of the police asked to volunteer a few hours for this most important community event? Or better yet, were any township employees or officials willing to volunteer to help on this a paid holiday for them?
Civic duty is the reason most people site as their reason for serving our community, so were they willing to volunteer to preserve our parade?
I still feel that if the community were informed that volunteers were needed to help control the parade route or any other task, many would respond (that is if the Beverly Bee was still mailed to the residents of Edgewater Park so they would know about it!)
It was offensive to read about this crisis in the Burlington County Times. It put not only our community in a bad light but it also dishonored those brave heroes who served our country honorably.
I will proudly attend the parade in Beverly, although I usually watch it as it approaches the NATIONAL Cemetery and I will cheer for the bands and stand and applaud for the service units that protect our country. I wonder where all of the people responsible for our nonparticiation will be?

Anonymous said...

fire police can only direct traffic in an emergency or when ASSISTING the police.