He is nowhere near through protecting the lives of others in the community he loves so much. He is also a 28-year-veteran firefighter. Somers Point Police Officers lined the back of the council chambers, there to show appreciation for one of their own.
On Thursday night at the Somers Point City Council meeting Sweeney was recognized for his efforts, along with nine other volunteer firefighters devote countless hours making sure others are safe. They get up in the night when the sirens sound. They go out in frigid temperatures to fight fires and they respond to motor vehicle accidents. And they are all volunteers.
“What can you say but always thank you on behalf of a great city. Thank you for all of your service. You mean so much. You protect the citizens,” Mayor Jack Glasser told the firefighters...
Somers Point is already a haven for good restaurants, shopping and healthcare, with improvements for the bike path underway, they hope it will soon become the hub for cycling.
“We are really concentrating on being a biking hub, recognizing that geographically and culturally, it is who we are,” said Greg Sykora, chairman of the city’s economic development committee. “When people think about biking they should think about Somers Point.”
The Somers Point bike path runs from the Linwood border at Ocean Heights Avenue all the way south to West Jersey Avenue...
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