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Wednesday , February 1 , 2023
Volume 27 • Issue 5

Affordable housing plans

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER

At 11th & Washington Sts .; came before council

HAMMONTON — Representatives from Eastern Pacific Development gave a presentation at the January 23 meeting of town council regarding a proposed development to provide affordable senior housing on the town-owned Lot 1 of Block 2608 , also known as 151 S . Washington St .
Town solicitor Michael Malinsky introduced the representatives . “ As part of our Fair Share
See COUNCIL , Page 12

Blueberry Ridge residents protest www . hammontongazette . com


by Gabe Donio

Chief : Man said he was a federal marshal

HAMMONTON — A a call from a residence in harassment . Officer Matthew Heiser responded and man who claimed to be a the prime block of Magnolia Court at 10:02 p . m . on observed a white Hummer federal marshal was arrested and is facing assault
January 29 in reference to bearing a Missouri temporary registration parked di- and weapons charges , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin harassment , Friel said . “ A patrol was dispatched rectly across the roadway
Friel said . The man was arrested after police received to the prime block of Magnolia Court in reference to See POLICE , Page 2
from the caller ’ s residence

Bd . OKs Triad , Taylor

ton Board of Education , board member by Joseph F . Berenato
Kelly Donio commented on two resolutions
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER on that evening ’ s agenda : Resolution 8 , approving Triad Associates as grant consultant
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HAMMONTON — During her report during the January 19 meeting of the Hammon-
See SCHOOL , Page 10
More than two dozen residents of Traditions at Blueberry Ridge stood outside of town hall on January 23 , holding signs asking council to repair their drainage basin .

Does the town need any more traffic lights ?

As the town continues to improve their roadways and neighborhoods , there are questions as to whether the town needs more traffic lights . As of right now , there
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — Former councilman William Olivo was elected the new chair of the Hammonton Planning Board at that body ’ s reorganization meeting on January 18 .
Councilman Jonathan Oliva called the meeting to order , thanking the members of the board who were either reappointed — Ray Scipione , Michael Pullia , Michael Messina and Jonathan Baske — or newly appointed , as was the case with Olivo , who was appointed to finish out the remaining two years of former Chairman Ed Marinelli ’ s term .
Oliva said that he was privileged to be a part of the board .
“ It ’ s an honor to be up here every year over the course of the last four as we move forward to are no roadways that merit traffic lights as most intersections are regulated by a one-way stop street or a four-way stop depending on the equal number of traffic that travels in both directions , according to Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel .

Wm . Olivo is new planning bd . chair

talk about some of our goals ,” Oliva said .
Oliva said that the planning board is vital to the town .
See PLANNING , Page 3

Conservation officer spoke January 17

HAMMONTON — Hammonton residents and environmental enthusiasts gathered around at the Hammonton Canoe Club as Conservation Police Officer Jonathan Malinski of the N . J .
See MALINSKI , Page 8
“ So far , I don ’ t think that there are any roadways that we have that the conditions of the roadways have changed to merit a traffic control device , like a stop light or traffic light ,” Friel said .
Friel did note that there is work that is probably going to be done

Design contracts

by the state government in the area of Bellevue Avenue and Egg Harbor Road in reference to the train and intersection of the roadways . In the past year , the town changed the traffic light pattern to go all four-way stops whenever there was a train coming

SUBSCRIBE TO The Gazette • hammontongazette . com • 609-704-1939 through the roadway of 12th Street , Bellevue Avenue and Egg Harbor Road .

“ Anytime that a train was coming through that way , it would now make all four parts of the intersection red at the same time to
See LIGHTS , Page 4

Perfect scores at Sooy Elementary

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Warren E . Sooy Jr . Elementary School principal Dr . Kristina Tigro ( second from left ) stands with six students who attained perfect scores on the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments : ( left to right ) Walker Simmons , Luna Velazquez , Oliver Sutedja , Rilynn Ransom , Maia Steur and Kayleigh Tippin .
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