The Hammonton Gazette 10/05/22 Edition | Page 2

Fenway ’ s picks :

Noticias en español

p . 18

Blue Mass held at Saint Joe

p . 25

Autumn Real Estate section

p . 29-36

The Buckleys release album

p . 43
Wednesday , October 5 , 2022
Volume 26 • Issue 40

Kunen promoted to captain

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — Hammonton Police Department member Lt . Donald Kunen Jr . was promoted to the rank of captain at the September 26 meeting of town council .

Took oath of office on September 26

Police Chief Kevin Friel addressed council regarding Kunen , who has been a member of the department since 2001 . Friel said that
Kunen was promoted to sergeant in 2015 , and in 2019 he attained the rank of lieutenant .
See COUNCIL , Page 8 by Gabe Donio
HAMMONTON — A suspicious vehicle call made to local police led to an arrest and weapons charges for a man sleeping in a car in the rear portion of the Dollar Tree store after business hours on the White Horse www . hammontongazette . com


Suspicious vehicle leads to arrest

Pike ( Route 30 ) at 12:51 a . m . on September 28 , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said .
“ The original call was for a suspicious
See POLICE , Page 2

Remembering Cpt .

Gerard V . Palma

THG / Joseph F . Berenato . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
On September 26 , town council promoted Lt . Donald Kunen Jr . to the rank of captain .

HH & SA prides itself on helping school , town

by Sean Friel
Home and
Association ( HH & SA ) is a non-profit organization that prides itself on helping not only the community , but
also the Hammonton public schools . The organization is run by the parents of Hammonton students , with a goal of collaborating with the school district to give back to the students in the community .
The Gazette spoke with Sue
Reitmeyer , the president of the
HH & SA , for more information on the
non-profit and how to join or contribute .
“ We ’ re set up to give back to the schools … we ’ re kind of like the PTA ( Parent-Teacher Association ) but they have all of the national bylaws that they need to go over . We don ’ t have any of that , we have our own bylaws ,”
Reitmeyer said .
By setting up their own bylaws , Reitmeyer explained that the nonprofit can focus on a specific goal of helping the students and school districts .
The HH & SA are associated with many of the different fundraisers and events in town , including the Santa ’ s
Secret Workshop for pre-K through
sixth grade . Reitmeyer explained that the event lasts for a week , and excited the children in the schools . Another event that the HH & SA is affiliated with is the Hammonton Middle
School Halloween Dance , which they have contributed to years prior .
However this Halloween , the HH & SA

The Hammonton Gazette sold

Purchased by J . Louis “ Louie ” Mullen of Wyoming

by Gina Rullo
HAMMONTON , NJ — After 25 years of local ownership by publisher Gabriel Donio , The Hammonton Gazette Inc . has sold The Hammonton Gazette to 37-yearold J . Louis “ Louie ” Mullen of Buffalo , Wyoming according to John Cribb of Cribb , Cope & Potts who represented Donio and Gazette Editor-in-Chief Gina Rullo .
The Hammonton Gazette is the weekly newspaper of Hammonton , New Jersey and several surrounding communities . In addition to being one of the largest
See GAZETTE , Page 3

Halloween fun is on its way

HAMMONTON — With Halloween rapidly approaching , many members in town are getting ready for the holiday season . The spooky season is a favorite for many in the town , and people are See DECORATIONS , Page 12 by Gabe Donio
HAMMONTON — In recent months , there have been articles in The Gazette about the revitalization of Cpt . Gerard V .
A car went off the road on Route 206 on October 2 .

SUBSCRIBE TO The Gazette • SUBSCRIBE NOW ! • CALL 609-704-1939

Palma Playground , which was dedicated on May 30 , 1970 in honor of Palma and several other local men who were killed in the Vietnam War . The playground will be receiving new equipment and improvements See PALMA , Page 10
See HH & SA , Page 4

Bad accident on Route 206

Courtesy Photos
75 cents