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Wednesday , April 5 , 2023
Volume 27 • Issue 14
Affordable housing proposed
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
Council hears concept for 11th & Washington Sts .
HAMMONTON — At the March 27 meeting of town council , representatives from Fieldstone Associates , LP presented a redevelopment proposal for townowned land .
Former New Jersey Assemblyman Christopher J . Brown , the title officer and CEO of ClosePoint USA — according to his biography on that company ’ s website — opened the presentation .
“ I have the pleasure of introducing a concept and a See COUNCIL , Page 12
HPD promotions announced
( NJSP ) have charged Jonathan P . Ryker , 25 , of Hammonton , with sexual No tax increase
HAMMONTON — The New Jersey State Police www . hammontongazette . com
CHEER COACH CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT
by Gina Rullo
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
NJSP charge Jonathan Ryker
assault for allegedly assaulting minors who he
See POLICE , Page 2
THG / Joseph F . Berenato . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
The four members of the Hammonton Police Department who were promoted to the rank of corporal —( front , left to right ) Cpl . Gordon Ellis III , Cpl . John Amendolia III , Cpl . Kyle Ambrozaitis and Cpl . Renzo Mendoza — stood with mayor and council behind them .
by Mohammed Fuad GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — Parents and middle school students attended an informative presentation at the Hammonton Middle School Auditorium on March 29 .
by Mohammed Fuad GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — The Atlantic County American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary hosted their Testimonial Luncheon at Tomasello Winery on March 25 . The luncheon was to honor Atlantic County American Legion Commander Donald S . Frederico and Atlantic County American Legion Auxiliary President Winter Harmon .
Members of both the American Legion and Auxiliary were in attendance , including Department Commander Steven Fisher . A cake honoring both Frederico and Harmon was present as well as a table that displayed awards and accolades of Frederico . In addition to the awards and accolades , a poster board containing newspaper
Raymond Royster of the Atlantic County Prosecutor ’ s Office was the guest speaker at the event as he presented “ Making Good Decisions : Social Media and Cell Phone Safety ”, which focused on cyber bullying , sexting and human trafficking . The presentation was to help students make good
clips that featured Frederico ’ s accomplishments was featured next to the display .
See LEGION , Page 8
HAMMONTON — Michael Ruberton was a guest speaker at the Hammonton Canoe Club to talk about fire prevention and safety on
See RUBERTON , Page 3 decisions when it comes to sending inappropriate pictures and videos online and for parents to be aware of their child ’ s cell phone and / or social media activity and to help them make good decisions .
To begin his presentation , Royster presented a first-person point of view video of someone
HAMMONTON — At the March 16 meeting of the Hammonton Board of Edu-
for school district
cation , board member John Lyons — who by Joseph F . Berenato appeared via Zoom teleconferencing software — said during the Finance Committee
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER report that the board ’ s budget was being in-
sending messages from his or her phone , which previewed the next video . Royster recalled cases that he was involved in from years prior of young children sending inappropriate pictures and videos from a Nintendo DS .
“ A lot of times , people think ‘ I took away their phone or I put a
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See SCHOOL , Page 4
Social media , cell phone safety presentation at HMS
Frederico honored at Legion Luncheon
Canoe Club hears about fire safety
by Mohammed Fuad GAZETTE STAFF WRITER lock or code on it and now they can ’ t use the internet because I can track them on their phone .’ Children are extremely intelligent and they figure out new ways to do things all the time . These things happen all the time ,” Royster said to those in attendance .
See HMS , Page 4
Fun times at Lions ’ Spring-Fest
THG / Mohammed Fuad . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
On April 2 , the Hammonton Lions Club Spring-Fest drew hundreds of people to the grounds of READ Preschool to raise funds for the JDRF . Kids participated in many fun activities including crafts , games and more . Article inside .