BREAKING NEWS: Haddon Township Commissioner Paul Dougherty To Resign

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Paul Dougherty

Haddon Township Commissioners are scheduled to hold their caucus meeting tonight at 7:00. Sources say, Commissioner Paul Dougherty, the guy who tried to blame his wife for a hit and run accident he was involved in, is going to resign as a commissioner tonight.

I emailed back and forth with Mayor Randall Teague who at 3:13PM informed me, “My understanding is that he will be resigning. However, I have not received anything in writing as of yet.” The mayor went on to tell me if he heard anything he would let me know.

At 4:36PM Mayor Teague informed me he has received Commissioner Dougherty’s resignation. The resignation is official when Teague puts it on the record at tonight’s caucus meeting.

Dougherty still faces a court appearance next week over his hit and run accident at which time the commissioner’s saga will reach its conclusion.

Another Haddon Township Car Crash And It Is Not Being Covered Up

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It’s starting to look like alcohol and car wrecks are becoming a thing in Haddon Township.

Several residents sent us emails asking about an off-duty Haddon Township cop being involved in an accident. Some writers seemed to believe the township was trying to hide it.

The only reason this is news is because by now most reading this are aware of the saga of Paul Doherty, the Township Commissioner who also happens to be a prosecutor in multiple municipalities who drove into the back of a car and left the scene of the accident.

The Bob & Steve Show has learned the residents who sent us the above mentioned emails were correct that an off duty Haddon Township police officer was involved in a car accident in a neighboring town. One source said the officer’s female passenger was injured. A second source said the female passenger suffered a fractured pelvis, but the exact injury has not yet been confirmed. Both sources claim alcohol was involved, that the officer refused the breathalyzer and one source claims the officer is now in a 30-day rehabilitation program.

This story is developing and many questions are left unanswered. I sent an email to the mayor and he did respond with, “Steve: An accident is being investigated by the Camden County Prosecutor’s office. At this time, I am sorry but I cannot comment.”

Given that I have received that response from Mayor Randall Teague, I believe it is safe to say Haddon Township residents should be happy to know their mayor is not trying to cover anything up. Frankly, simply stating there is an investigation is about as transparent as the mayor can be. He deserves credit for saying more than the standard “we can’t comment” garbage.

So, to those who have been emailing us with the belief your government has been trying to cover something up. You’re wrong. The incident is under investigation.

Bar Brawling Deputy Mayor Sends A Letter To Voters

 Jason Ravitz

Jason Ravitz

Bar brawling Voorhees Township Deputy Mayor Jason Ravitz has sent a letter to voters claiming to be a “happier, healthier, better person.”

Ravitz opens his letter talking about “certain incidents from the distant past.” What Ravitz doesn’t say in his letter is one of those “distant past” incidents happened this year. The other incident happened only 14 months ago. “Distant” is used to make it appear that Ravitz’s bar brawling is something from long ago. Congratulations to his campaign consultant for helping with the letter, all the right points have been hit.

Whether Ravitz and the campaign consultant who helped him write his letter want to admit it or not, two bar brawls in a five-month period is a pattern.

It appears Ravitz only discusses one of his bar brawls in his letter to voters because he writes, “While I may have been provoked by anti-Semitic and racist comments made against me and my friends…” which was an unproven issue in his first reported bar brawl incident, not the second.

I’m not arguing if anti-Semitic and racist comments were made in the first reported bar brawl, I’m asking what Ravitz’s excuse for fighting at Applebee’s was/is.

Never mind that it takes a special kind of person to get into a fight at Applebee’s. According to the police report Ravitz had been flagged by Applebee’s management and it was Ravitz who decided to inject himself into a family’s discussion. Please, don’ take my word on the police reports, they can be viewed by clicking here.

Then we get to my favorite part of the Ravitz letter. He goes for the sympathy home run writing, “While these attacks have had a tremendous impact and have taken their toll on my children…,” which might be the biggest line of BS in the letter. The only person to blame for the “toll” on his children is Ravitz. No one made him drink. No one made him show up at the Applebee’s in such a state that the manager flagged him after half a drink.

People may argue about the timing of the release of Ravitz’s bar brawl incidents, but they cannot argue these incidents are facts. Contrary to popular opinion, releasing facts is not negative campaigning. Elected officials, and those running to be elected officials, are held to a higher standard, and they should be because these are the people who control, or want to control, budgets of millions of dollars.

So, maybe Ravitz is a “happier, healthier, better person” but Voorhees voters have to ask if he’s a “happier, healthier, better person” than he was only 9 months ago. Does someone who was involved in two bar brawls, only 5 months apart become a “happier, healthier, better person” in less than a year? As a former drinker, I doubt it, but it’s up to Voorhees voters to decide.

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