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Wednesday , September 14 , 2022
Volume 26 • Issue 37
Malinsky discusses housing
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — Town solicitor Michael Malinsky spoke about several recent redevelopment matters at the August 29 meeting of town council .
West End , 11th Street , 12th Street projects
The first topic regarded the 84 apartments that were approved for Hammonton Gardens , located at 882 12th St . Malinsky said that Ordinance No . 012-2016 – Inclusionary Development Zone , adopted on December 19 , 2016 , addressed the expan-
See COUNCIL , Page 10
Rainy start to school year
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12TH ST . ROAD RAGE INCIDENT
by Gabe Donio Man damages
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER vehicle window
HAMMONTON — A man left his vehicle and damaged the window of the vehicle in “ We received a call of a road rage incident . The caller said that another driver ex- front of him on the 100 block of 12th Street at 2:23 p . m . on September 5 , Hammonton ited his vehicle and damaged the window Police Chief Kevin Friel said .
See POLICE , Page 2
THG / MarySusan Hoffman . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Warren E . Sooy Jr . Elementary School Safeties Ivy Enders and Ryan Drzaszcz help students outside the Hammonton Early Childhood Education Center on the first day of school on September 6 . More back to school pics inside .
Town-Wide Yard Sale coming on October 1
by Sean Friel
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — On Saturday
October 1 , Hammonton will be holding its annual fall Town-Wide
Yard Sale , featuring many different participating homes .
The Town-Wide Yard Sale is one of the most anticipated events of the season , with unique items and clothing being sold outside in community members ’ front yards .
The Hammonton Drug Alliance and Hammonton Family Success
Center have held a Town-Wide
Yard Sale already this year , which
took place on June 4 . The event was a major success for the organizers , and they hope to repeat the success for the upcoming yard sale .
The fall yard sale will last from
9 a . m . to 2 p . m . on October 1 this year ; and the date was chosen to coincide with the town ’ s bulk trash
pickup times .
The Gazette spoke with Mary Young , one of the organizers for the Town-Wide Yard Sale , who gave more information on the event .
“ We are not running it at the same time as the Recycling Central
, which we normally like to do . It ’ s just a big event through downtown , and gives everyone upcycling and recycling . We had to do it to line up with bulky trash , so that ’ s why we got out of sync ,”
Young explained .
See YARD SALE , Page 4
DeMarco ’ s 100th marked by council
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — During their August 29 meeting , town council recognized local centenarian Susanna DeMarco , who celebrated her 100th birthday on September 2 .
“ We have a plaque for a very young lady ,” Mayor Stephen Di- Donato said .
Councilman Thomas Gribbin read from a proclamation , which he presented to her children , Emedio , Ricky , Ronald and Karen De- Marco . The proclamation recognized that Susanna De- Marco — the youngest of 13 children — enjoys baking , crocheting and bus trips to the casinos and , along with her husband , Rocco , raised their children on Basin Road and “ built and ran RF De- Marco Nursery for many decades .”
“ Now , therefore , let be proclaimed that the mayor and council of the town of Hammonton ,
See GRIBBIN , Page 3
Historical Society speakers
by Sean Friel GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — On September 1 , the Historical Society of Hammonton ( HSH ) held another addition to their 2022-2023 Speaker Series , with two speakers at this event . Felix Acevedo and
See HSH , Page 14
Hamm . Lake Park by Sean Friel event was held strictly for veterans , activeduty military , first responders and their
GAZETTE STAFF WRITER families , hoping to give back to the men and women who had fought for the United States . This event , Mission : Veterans Haven
HAMMONTON — On September 3 , the Woods-n-Water nonprofit organization held an event at Hammonton Lake Park . The
Acevedo , Negroni speak at HSH
THG / Sean Friel . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Felix Acevedo ( second from right ) and Puerto Rican Civic Association ( PRCA ) President Edwin Negroni ( second from left ) spoke at the Historical Society of Hammonton meeting on September 1 . They are pictured with HSH President Greg White ( left ) and HSH Past President Bill Parkhurst ( right ).
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