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Noticias en español

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Salon Suites opens on 12th

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Coach Sacco retrospective

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Castle Cashers review

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Wednesday , September 21 , 2022
Volume 26 • Issue 38

Sooy , ECEC add SRO

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — At the September 7 meeting of the Hammonton Board of Education , Superintendent of Schools Robin Chieco expressed gratitude to the

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board and to Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel for the addition of School Resource Officer ( SRO ) John Leahey Jr . at Warren E .
Sooy Jr . Elementary School ( Sooy ) and the Early Childhood Education Center ( ECEC ).
See SCHOOL , Page 8

HEF ’ s Recycling Central


by Gina Rullo Including one


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MAYS LANDING — On September 8 , an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Jason Cintron , 38 , of Hammonton , and Jovani Rodriguez , 39 , of Galloway Twp . as a result of a narcotics investigation in June 2022 , a release from the Atlantic County Prosecutor ’ s Office ( ACPO ) said .
According to the release , Jason Cintron was indicted on the following charges :
See ACPO , Page 2

October 1 Green Day moving to 2nd Street

THG / Sean Friel . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Michele Hetzel , Joann Shilinsky , Alberta Eppler , Renee Clark , Roseann Struble and Chief Kevin Friel pose for a photo at the Hammonton Education Foundation booth during the Recycling Central event . Article inside .

Local author discussed his series at library

by Sean Friel
folklore , and his novel series The Pineys ” Held in the meeting room ,
career off with a comic book series in the ‘ 90s with the Jersey Devil
young teens , with the introduction of the The Pineys series .
series with the help of Amazon , and can even sell it on the market .
series . This comic book consisted
DiGerolamo credits Amazon for
The authors will come away with
Thursday September 8 , local author Tony DiGerolamo stopped by at the Atlantic County Library
— Hammonton Branch to discuss
interested participants attended , and went into depth on some of the books and novels he has written .
The event was called “ How to
Hunt the Jersey Devil !”
DiGerolamo said he started his
of different folk lore revolving around New Jersey , and some of the urban legends that roam the pinelands . Recently , DiGerolamo has tried writing novels towards
helping with his series , explaining that the Kindle Direct Publishing program had helped to make the process of writing a series easier .
Creative minds can start to write a
70 percent of the royalties for the series , which DiGerolamo said is a great offer .
His series takes place in New
See LIBRARY , Page 4

Environmental Cmm . met Sept . 14

to their capacity with those trees there ,” MacLane said .
MacLane said that the clean energy generated through proby Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — Resident James MacLane appeared before the Hammonton Environmental Commission at their meeting on September 14 to present a tree removal permit .
MacLane , who resides at 412 Bellevue Ave ., is planning a solar panel installation and requested approval for the removal of three trees with one replacement . He presented each commissioner with an information packet showing the area and proposed installation in greater detail .
“ Right now , with the way the sun comes up , all the trees are very tall so they will block the solar panels for a good portion of the time ; sometimes more in winter than in summer . The solar panels will not be able to produce

Interview with Don Parker

by Gabe Donio
HAMMONTON — Earlier this month , The Gazette interviewed Don Parker , LCSW , a leader with more than 45 years in the Health and Human Services field . According to his biography , Parker leads
HAMMONTON — There are many events taking place in Hammonton in the next few weeks , including the Green Day

Vehicle hits building downtown

Photo courtesy of Richard Hall
A vehicle came to rest against two buildings on Bellevue Avenue on September 16 , according to Chief Kevin Friel . The vehicle came to a stop against Eastern Phoenix and Lynkris Hardware . Prior to jumping the curb , the driver of the Toyota ( pictured ) struck two other vehicles , Friel said . Friel added no one was inured and no citations were issued as of press time .

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Festival , hosted by the Hammonton Green Committee . This year marks the 14th festival , and the committee is looking forward to the event . Taking place on October 1 , the festival will be held from 12
See GREEN , Page 10
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