The Hammonton Gazette 03/29/23 Edition | Page 2

One for assault , one for warrant

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Easter services at local churches

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Is your home ready for warmer temps ?

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Pepperoni Bread Contest is back !
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Wednesday , March 29 , 2023
Volume 27 • Issue 13

Board debates scoreboard

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — The Altar Rosary Society of the St . Mary of Mount Carmel Parish is palm weaving ahead of Palm Sunday on April 2 . Since March 13 , members
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — A representative from Pinelands Adventures presented a proposal for canoeing and kayaking on Hammonton Lake at the March 21 meeting of the Hammonton Parks and Recreation Commission .
Allison Hartman , Director of Education for Pinelands Adventures and the New Jersey State Director for the American Canoe Association ( ACA ), said that Pinelands Adventures was looking to have instructor-led paddling sessions at Hammonton Lake Park .
Hartman said that the COVID- 19 pandemic brought “ a record number of new paddlers to American waterways .
“ It ’ s estimated that over 2.5 million people took up kayaking and

New scoreboard for football field tabled ; cost : $ 166,905

HAMMONTON — The Hammonton Board of Education held a discussion regarding the purchase of a new scoreboard for Hammonton High School ’ s Robert Capoferri Football Field at its March 16 meeting .
The matter appeared on the agenda under Resolution No . 22 , which the board table after much debate .
of the Altar Rosary Society and the St . Mary of Mount Carmel Parish have gathered inside St . Anthony Hall of St . Anthony of Padua Church for three weeks to fold and weave palm leaves into crosses , roses and other items .
Both Pat Criscillo and Josephine Sassano , who are members of the
canoeing for the first time during the pandemic . Unfortunately , these new paddlers also brought with
See PARKS , Page 8
HAMMONTON — At the March 16 Hammonton Board of Education meeting , under her report , Superintendent of Schools Robin
See DISTRICT , Page 3
“ Resolved that the Hammonton Board of Education approve the purchase from Nevco a Scoreboard located at the High School in the See SCHOOL , Page 12

Palm weaving tradition

THG / Mohammed Fuad . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Sally Mischlich ( left ) and Reenie Dalley ( right ) weaving palm ahead of Palm Sunday . by Gabe Donio
HAMMONTON — Police were dispatched to the 200 block of N . Washington St .
Altar Rosary Society , credited Carol Effinger for starting and continuing the palm weaving for 35 years . They take orders from people who are interested in purchasing so they can order palm leaves from Pennock Floral , which has locations in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey , to have them
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER at 9:42 p . m . on March 25 for the report of a fight , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said .
“ Upon arrival , Officer
prepared . Those palm leaves are purchased from warm weather locations such as Florida , North Carolina , South Carolina , etc . that have palm leaves .
“ Some people put them in the cemeteries , some people put them in the doors of their homes , too ,” Criscillo said .

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Matthew Heiser observed a male subject lying on the sidewalk with blood coming from his mouth , multi-
See POLICE , Page 2
HAMMONTON — During the March 23 meeting of the Public Works and Transportation Committee ( PWTC ) meeting , Town Engineer Mark Herrmann , of Adams , Rehmann and Heggan Associates ( ARH ), announced that Business Administrator Frank
See PWTC , Page 4

Altar Rosary Soc . members weaving for Palm Sun .

Canoes and kayaks coming to lake park

Board of ed . talks about safety measures

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER


One for assault , one for warrant

PWTC cmte . discusses stormwater regulations

The society also has someone that makes bows for the weaved palms in Kim DeCicco . Those bows are put on the finished products along with a cross to keep up with the tradition , according to Criscillo .
“ Pat cleans them [ the palms ] up See PALM , Page 4

Enjoying Rotary ’ s wine event

THG / Mohammed Fuad . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Bess and Scott Rivera at the 17th Annual Hammonton Rotary Wine Event held at Hammonton Fire Co . No . 2 on the White Horse Pike on March 25 . See article in next week ’ s edition .
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