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4 Reasons NJ Town Didn’t Put President Obama’s Name on Building

4 Reasons NJ Town Didn’t Put President Obama’s Name on Building
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The New Jersey town of Willingboro is largely Democratic, and saw a large turnout of voters back President Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 elections.

But the town’s John F. Kennedy Community Center is not going to get Obama's name after all.

According to The Daily Caller, this week the Willingboro Township Council reversed their own decision to rename the John F. Kennedy Center the Barack Obama Center. Mayor Eddie Campbell said that by leaving the name alone, the Council was listening to the people.

One of those attending the meeting, Christine Getz-Alfinito recalled that Kennedy came to Willingboro Plaza in 1960."They built this in '66, and named it after Kennedy after he was assassinated,” she said, according to philly.com. “He died for this country.”

Campbell voted against the name change, saying the initial vote was rushed. “He hasn’t finished his job yet,” Campbell said, according to the Washington Times. “If we’re going to name a building, I think we should wait until after the president finishes his tour of duty.”

The mayor added that phone calls he has received were about 75 to 80 percent opposed to the name change.

 

Why Gov Rick Perry's Abuse Of Power Indictment Might Happen To Chris Christie

Why Gov Rick Perry's Abuse Of Power Indictment Might Happen To Chris Christie
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Texas Governor Rick "Oops" Perry (or the semi- smarter George Bush) has found himself in a whole host of legal oops following charges of abuse of ...

N.J. College Student Murdered by Homegrown Jihadist/Serial Killer

N.J. College Student Murdered by Homegrown Jihadist/Serial Killer
BY JIM KOURI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A man claiming to be a jihadist, who was charged in the shooting and killing two men in Seattle, Washington, and the murder of a young college student in Ne...

Ferguson Ugliness Spreads: Kansas City Cop Posts Photo Of Thug Holding Gun, Falsely Claims It's Michael Brown

Ferguson Ugliness Spreads: Kansas City Cop Posts Photo Of Thug Holding Gun, Falsely Claims It's Michael Brown
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

You may recall dring the Trayvon Martin saga when Stormfront, a neo-nazi group, flagrantly twisted the perception of the murdered black Florida teenager ...

Groping sex assault on flight to New Jersey not isolated incident

Groping sex assault on flight to New Jersey not isolated incident
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

According to federal prosecutors, a man from Ithaca, New York has been charged with abusive sexual contact while aboard a flight from Tokyo to New Jersey.

CBS Ph...

Chris Christie Gets More Backlash For New York Decision

Chris Christie Gets More Backlash For New York Decision
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to not support GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has led to even more backlash from the Republican Party, as former New...

NJ Police Officer Example of Angst Over President Obama

NJ Police Officer Example of Angst Over President Obama
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

President Barack Obama’s dwindling popularity figures now appear to have affected a member of New Jersey’s law enforcement.

In Helmetta, a local resident said it was his...

Advocating for Earned Sick Days in N.J.: Grassroots Coalition Stirs Things up in 5 Cities

Advocating for Earned Sick Days in N.J.: Grassroots Coalition Stirs Things up in 5 Cities
BY ROB DUFFEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A grassroots coalition of activists and workers are delivering thousands of petitions to five city governments around the state yesterday, triggering a pro...

Chris Christie Looking for Change in the Abortion Issue

Chris Christie Looking for Change in the Abortion Issue
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie appealed to the Republican Party in Colorado, stating that as a group they need to drop the anti-abortion fight.

This is Chr...

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