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Wednesday , August 17 , 2022
Volume 26 • Issue 33

Fatal accident on Rt . 206

by Gabe Donio
HAMMONTON — Police are continuing to investigate the cause of a fatal accident that occurred at 5 p . m . on August 4 at the intersection of Route 206 and Columbia
Road , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said .
Police were dispatched in reference to a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash with reported injuries , Friel said .
Friel said vehicle number one was a 2016 black Honda Odyssey operated by Kim Hyo , 80 , of Moorestown and vehicle number two was a 2019 gray Hyundai Elantra , operated by Helen Conti , 73 , of Galloway Twp . Conti had an 11-year-old passenger in her vehicle , Friel said .
The driver of vehicle number one stated that he
See POLICE , Page 2

West End townhomes described


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by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER

60-65 3-bedroom units for sale for $ 300K on West End

HAMMONTON — A special meeting of town council was held on August 8 to discuss a redevelopment agreement between
See COUNCIL , Page 8

Students and teachers

preparing for school

by Sean Friel fall . When preparing for going back to school , some may find it harder than others
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER to get back into a routine , or maybe the pressure of returning to school is getting to
HAMMONTON — As the summer winds
THG / Joseph F . Berenato . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 . down to a close , students and teachers alike them . The Gazette spoke with a few
Brian Peterman , of Peterman Maxcy Associates , described the proposed redevelopment project . are preparing to go back to school in the
See SCHOOL , Page 10

Plenty of places to find quality antiques locally

Vintage Betty ’ s Antiques located by Sean Friel throughout town , it ’ s hard not to
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER stop inside and take a look around . Walking into one of the antique
HAMMONTON — Antique stores is almost like walking into gifts and items are part of the a time capsule , with memories of norm for Hammonton locals . With past decades on display . Items shops like the Antique included in antique stores vary , Marketplace , JH Antique Mall and ranging from old wind-up

AC Electric will be

trimming , cutting cameras , to unique jewelry such as rings or necklaces . Often times , items like these are handpicked by the store ’ s owners or staff with the only intention of selling . If the owner of the shop cannot sell the item , then the item will sit on the shelves and no profit will be gained . The Gazette talked with

Frank Mazza from Antique Marketplace , Bernie Pezzuto from JH Antique Mall and Connie Gilbert from Vintage Betty ’ s Antiques about this issue , as well as what seems to be selling .
At the Antique Marketplace , it seems that interest over time changes , as Mazza explained the difference between generations ’ interests .
“ My era , old tin windups were hot , but now when you go to toy shows , everything is plastic ,” Mazza said .
He explained that just as the times change , so do interests in

View of demolition from town hall

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — The Hammonton Environmental Commission entertained several tree removal permit applications at their meeting on August 10 .
Vice-chair Terri Caruso-Cafiso helmed the meeting for chair Dan Bachalis , who was absent . Also present were Commissioners Amy Menzel , Alicia Murphy , Steve Carr and Charles Crowley .
Among the applications was one submitted by Atlantic City Electric for trimming and removal of street trees at numerous locations throughout Hammonton . Matthew Gerwien , the Senior Program Manager of Vegetation Management for Atlantic City Electric , was present to offer testimony .
“ We ’ re going to be coming through . We ’ re going to be trimming a corridor that runs through a good chunk of Hammonton . There are only two trees that need to be removed this time ; the rest of See COMMISSION , Page 3

Sheriff ’ s food distribution

HAMMONTON — On Friday , August 5 , the Atlantic County Sheriff ’ s Office hosted a Food Distribution at the Mt . Carmel Carnival Grounds in Hammonton . Including volunteers from
See FOOD , Page 12
Courtesy Photo
The former K & K Linen next to Hammonton Town Hall on Vine Street was demolished earlier this month .

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