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Wednesday , August 24 , 2022
Volume 26 • Issue 34

Montessori coming to SMMCP

by Gabe Donio

Fr . Rivera wants to bring Catholic school back

HAMMONTON — Weeks before the ribbon cutting held on August 18 for the new Montessori Method classrooms at Carmel Children ’ s House inside St . Joseph Center at St . Mary of Mt . Carmel Parish ( SMMCP ), The Gazette was invited on a tour on July 27 led by SMMCP Pastor The
Rev . David Rivera of the new facility .
During that tour , Rivera made an announcement
See RIVERA , Page 8 by Gabe Donio
HAMMONTON — Police are investigating what they called a “ distraction ” burglary that occurred on the 500 block of Grape Street at 2:48 p . m . on August 13 , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said .
Officer Harry Valentin was dispatched to the 500 block of Grape Street regarding a suspicious person call , Friel said .
The caller said approximately 15 minutes
by Sean Friel GAZETTE STAFF WRITER www . hammontongazette . com


Police seeking information

prior to calling , an unknown white male rang his doorbell , claiming to be a utility worker , Friel said .
Friel said the unknown male asked to see his backyard , and was shown the rear of the property .
During the conversation , the homeowner believes that an unidentified person entered
See POLICE , Page 2

It ’ s back-to-school time

for students , parents

eager to get back to the routine of school , while others may be enjoying their last few days of summer , counting down the days until they have to head back . However , get-
THG / Gabe Donio . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 . HAMMONTON — It ’ s almost that time The Rev . David Rivera inside a new classroom inside Carmel Children ’ s House , a Catholic elementary school that will feature the Montessori Method . This picture was taken on July 27 . town go back to school . Some students are See SCHOOL , Page 10 of year again , where the children in the
ting back into a routine for younger and

Skate Hammonton held first skate night Aug . 12

waiver before joining the other
by Sean Friel
skaters . From 3 p . m . until dusk , skaters from Hammonton and other communities were out on the pavement , having fun using the
12 , Skate Hammonton held a local
skate night event at the 11th Street Park . The event welcomed all ages , and asked the participants to sign a
Hammonton . The club had hoped to have a skate night for some time , and

Commission talks

about pickleball

were extremely happy to get the opportunity to do so . Jasmine Kinezle was eager to get the event up and running , and to have an area for the skaters of the communities to have fun . To achieve this , the non-profit had to have guests sign a waiver that releases liability from the town of
Hammonton .
“ We have the insurance policy and everything in place ,” Kinezle said .
There were rules in place on the waiver , such as bringing their own ramps and equipment to the event , and that a parent or guardian must be present if the skater was under
the age of 18 . The waiver specifically stated that the group was only allowed to skate in the designated “ Skate Spot .” Skateboarding was not permitted in the hockey rink in 11th Street Park for the group .
Local and area skaters came out See SKATE , Page 4
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — At the August 16 meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission , members of the public sought updates about the upcoming pickleball courts at Hammonton Middle School .
Kellie Adamucci and Liz Ranere expressed interest in learning about the town ’ s plans to accommodate the sport , which is growing in popularity .
“ Do you have some in motion ?” Adamucci said .
Councilman Sam Rodio responded , noting that he had talked with Mayor Stephen DiDonato that day on the topic .
“ They should be going to bid , definitely , in the next four to six weeks . There is a change that the school wanted to make on the direction of their courts . The mayor
also wanted to make sure that we have them in the right direction . He sees how it looks disgusting there — I ’ ll use that word — the See COMMISSION , Page 3

Chamber , Kiwanis tourneys

HAMMONTON — In the next upcoming months , both the Kiwanis Club of Hammonton and the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce in Hammonton have golf tournaments available for
See GOLF , Page 12
THG / Sean Friel . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Members of Skate Hammonton who came to the skate night on August 12 at the 11th Street Park .

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