IN NEWS : The town council unanimously approved a budget with a 2.5-cent tax increase at their May 22 meeting . AND : New Standard of Senior Living opens on the White Horse Pike . PLUS : Memorial Day is observed locally ; meet the " Red Barn Navy "; local crime and more . IN OPINION : Columns by Gabe Donio and Cherie Calletta . IN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT : What is being affected by the writers ' strike ? SPECIAL SECTION : The Gazette ' s Summer Reading Guide is here ! AND IN SPORTS : The latest in spring sports for Hammonton and St . Joseph . AND REMEMBER : You can watch " Gazette Sports Week " 24 / 7 at hammontongazette . com as well as " Gazette News Briefs " weekly and " Gazette In Fashion " monthly and " Blueberry Skies " each Monday and Friday on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .