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Wednesday , March 22 , 2023
Volume 27 • Issue 12

Curb & sidewalk waiver OK ’ d

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — At the March 15 meeting of the Hammonton Planning Board , Mark and Kimberly Visco presented an application for a waiver of curb and
HAMMONTON — Hammonton residents were sent a letter to their homes regarding the water service line entering their homes . According to the town of
by Gabe Donio & Gina Rullo GAZETTE STAFF WRITERS
HAMMONTON — An Open Public Records Act request made by The Gazette on February 22 revealed a series of emails dating from November of 2022 to and from municipal elected and appointed officials including Mayor Stephen DiDonato , town solicitor Michael Malinsky and town advocate Jim Donio as well as Samuel Kates of GK Commercial Realty Group , which represented the seller of the former Wells Fargo Bank property at 236 Bellevue Avenue . The property includes the parking lot adjacent to the lot , ac-
See TOWN , Page 8

William Olivo inquires about precedent re : variances

sidewalk at 604 N . Egg Harbor Rd .
Prior to the application , Chairman William Olivo inquired about precedents before the board .
Hammonton , the state of New Jersey recently passed a law requiring all community water systems to inventory and replace all lead service lines within ten years . This includes the entire service line , both the portion owned and maintained by the Town and the portion owned and
HAMMONTON — The Hammonton Lake Water Quality Advisory Committee held their committee meeting at town hall on
See LAKE , Page 3
“ When we have previous variances that we have identified , and made these variances and adopted these variances for various things , See COUNCIL , Page 12

Capella Family Fundraiser held

THG / Mohammed Fuad . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Volunteers of the Capella Family Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner held March 19 at Hammonton Independent Vol . Fire Co . No . 2 . The event was sponsored by the Our Lady of Mt . Carmel Society , Sons of Italy and Hammonton Fire Co . 2 . The Capellas lost their home to a fire earlier this year . Article in next week ’ s edition . by Gabe Donio
HAMMONTON — A body was found on a local farm on the 200 block of
maintained by the property owner . While all homes were sent letters regarding the issue , it doesn ’ t mean that you have a lead service line but that all water service connections , both residential and commercial , must be assessed .
Hammonton Public Works Manager Robert Vettese noted that
HAMMONTON — The Hammonton Home and School Association held a
Pine Road and reported to police at 3:08 p . m . on March 12 , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said .
“ Police received a call
homeowners do not have to pay to replace lead lines coming into the house . The requirements by the state for the town is to complete a survey and find out how many service lines there are within Hammonton . He also urged residents to go on the New Jersey Department of Environmental

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that a body was found in a drainage ditch on a local farm . The body was not in a vehicle ,” Friel said .
See POLICE , Page 2

HMS ’ Rudnesky , LoSasso introduced by HH & SA

meeting March 15 at Hammonton Middle School ( HMS ) to introduce Dr . Kimberly Rudnesky as their new principal and Justin LoSasso as their new assistant principal at
See HMS , Page 16

Town seeks info about lead lines from water users

Town emails about bank date to Nov . ‘ 22

OPRA request shows emails dating back months

Lake water quality mtg . held March 14



Chief : ‘ No foul play at this time ’

Protection ’ s ( NJDEP ) website to find out more information regarding the recent state law and the possible health impacts from lead exposure .
“ We don ’ t know if there ’ s 100 or 1,000 [ service lines ] so we ’ re trying to find out the information
See LEAD , Page 4

New leaders at middle school

THG / Mohammed Fuad . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Hammonton Middle School Assistant Principal Justin LoSasso and Principal Dr . Kimberly Rudnesky at a recent meeting of the Hammonton Home and School Association . See related article above .
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