The Hammonton Gazette 02/23/22 Edition | Page 2

Fenway ’ s picks of the week

New SJA NHS members

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Uptown and downtown news

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Mega Menu & Dining Guide

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Godfather back in theaters

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Wednesday , February 23 , 2022
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Retirees share stories

by Joseph F . Berenato
Gazette Staff Writer
HaMMONtON — retirement — and the lifestyle
forms , for a number of reasons . for former Hammonton town clerk and business administrator Diane DeCicco , retirement came on January
“ My husband was retired . i was older , and i was tired of working ,” DeCicco said . that being said , DeCicco noted that she enjoyed her work , and often misses the
follow —
1 , 2001 after “ 42 years , six
people with whom she
comes in a number of
months and 15 days .”
See RETIREES , Page 3

A cannoli for Thursday ‘ Amore ’

THG / Kristin Guglietti . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Roah Heffner enjoyed a cannoli with Tina Heffner at Mannino ’ s Cannoli Express during Third Thursday ’ s “ Amore ” event .
by Joseph F . Berenato Gazette Staff Writer
HaMMONtON — a special joint meeting was held between the Hammonton Parks and recreation Commission and town council on
by Sean Friel Gazette Staff Writer
HaMMONtON — taste of the town is a familiar event in Hammonton , and many look forward to it yearly . However , there are a few changes this year . With the pandemic still relevant , and the next variant possibly looming , the Hammonton education foundation ( Hef ) has found a safe and innovative solution to having the event , while still keeping its charm . the new event is called taste of the town : One Bite at a time . the original was a fan favorite of the town , with an in-person event . the event featured local restaurants offering samplings and was full of different activities and
HaMMONtON — the COViD- 19 pandemic has been a difficult obstacle for people in every aspect of their lives . individuals , businesses and entire communities , including Hammonton , have been
See FAMILY , Page 16
february 15 to discuss proposed upgrades to Hammonton Lake Park .
Councilman Steven furgione called the meeting to order for commission elections . Lou Cappuccio was reelected as commission chair , Paul Ordille was reelected as vicechair and alberta eppler was reelected as commission secretary ; each position is for a term of one year . following the elections , the meeting was turned over to town council . Mayor Stephen DiDonato addressed those in attendance .
HaMMONtON — Last week , Governor Phil Murphy announced more than $ 1 million in grants for the town of Hammonton .
“ it feels awesome ... i mean , i know when we first started the bike path people were
by Joseph F . Berenato Gazette Staff Writer
HaMMONtON — a representative for CtX infrastructure LLC asked for more time for their application at the february 16
“ We have a tremendous asset at the lake park that we ’ re very blessed to have ; this town is really lucky to have something of that beauty and that magnitude , but it ’ s — in all honesty , if you evaluate it — it ’ s in need of improvement . if you drive around the lake and look

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saying ... we had to expend the first portion to get to the next round even though it wasn ’ t going far . Now [ cyclists and walkers ]
See GRANTS , Page 2

CTX Infrastructure LLC asks for more time

meeting of the Hammonton Planning Board , which met via zoom teleconferencing software . CtX infrastructure LLC had submitted application No . 6-21PB for a preliminary major site plan approval with C-Variance
See PLANNING , Page 14

Plan for lake park unveiled at special meeting

Taste of the Town has new direction

‘ One Bite at a Time ’ this year

TASTE , Page 10

COVID-19 and services

by Dillon Siddiqi
Gazette Staff Writer


by Gina Rullo
Gazette Staff Writer

To be used for infrastructure

around , we could do a better job . We ’ re a proud people in this town , and we work hard . Our kids , our grandkids , deserve a little better ,” DiDonato said .
DiDonato said the purpose of the meeting was to outline the vision

George Cappuccio turns 101

THG / Sean Friel . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Friends helped George Cappuccio celebrate his 101st birthday on February 19 . Cars drove by his Pratt Street home and some came to greet the gentleman . Article on Page 18 .
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