The heated exchange between a proud mayor with a football career and an elderly resident who wanted to question town policies sorely needed a referee that bitter December night.
For four tense minutes, Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown drowned out Kenneth Mills, 81, after Mills asked about a tax abatement on a property and attempted to tell Brown to calm down. In a booming voice, Brown, the kicking coach for the Baltimore Ravens, told Mills that he had been overwhelmingly reelected in November and that “65 percent of the people who came out love what I do.” He barely addressed the tax abatement.
“You’re acting like a jerk,” Mills said as he sat down, sounding exasperated.
The following month, Brown made it clear that future council meetings would be different. Residents would not be permitted to question council members during public meetings, he said. Instead, they could “make comments only.”
The U.S. Census Bureau released new data today, showing the “subcounty” population figures for the year that ended July 1, 2013. That means every municipality in the country, no matter how small, can see how many residents it gained or lost in that period.
Census figures for counties and metro areas were released earlier this spring, with Philadelphia’s population standing at 1,553,165 residents, a 0.29-percent increase from the previous year.
The new numbers show which municipalities in the area gained or lost residents at the fastest rates between July 2012 and July 2013, and since the 2010 Census.
Atlantic City (NJ) – The boardwalk in a rainy day (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hours before a strenthening Hurricane Sandy was set to strike, Atlantic City was already getting battered so badly that chunks of the boardwalk were being ripped away by the strong surge.
Some residents who had not evacuated or sought out a shelter were beginning to panic. Major streets were flooded. Early on, a section of boardwalk already in disrepair gave way. But other sections followed.
An 80 foot section of the Boardwalk at Atlantic Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue in Atlantic City was destroyed by the pounding surf. All that remained was a pile of wood and rubble, according to an Atlantic City Public Works employee.
Most of the damage early on was toward the inlet. By 11 a.m., waves were seen crashing over the boardwalk, with big sections gone missing.
Former Philadelphia Eagle Big Jon Runyan is being wooed by the Burlington County NJ Republican Party to run for a seat in New Jersey’s 3rd US Congressional District. The district includes most of Ocean County and Burlington County, NJ.
Jon would be taking on Democratic incumbent John Adler. Runyan is not affiliated with either major party. The 3rd District hasn’t had a Democratic Congressman in over 100 years until Adler defeated Republican Chris Meyers last November.
If Arnold can be the govenator, we can have a former Philadelphia Eagle in the US Congress.