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Wednesday , October 26 , 2022
Volume 26 • Issue 43 www . hammontongazette . com

New lease for St . Joe ?

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — At the October 13 meeting of the Hammonton Board of Education , President Sam Mento III said that discussions were held within the
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — There was one application before the Hammonton Planning Board at its regular meeting on October 19 .
That application , No . 15-21PB ,
by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — At the October 18 meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission , Recreation Leader Denise Mazzeo said that bids had been received for the proposed pickleball courts at Hammonton Middle School .
“ The Public Works and Transportation Committee meeting is on Thursday this week , and they ’ ll review the bids with the engineer , make a decision about whether or not they ’ re willing to accept the bids , and then that will be accepted Monday night if they ’ re ready to ,” Mazzeo said .
Councilman Steven Furgione said that the town is not the only entity that has to accept the bids .
“ I think we have to get the

Could have additional ‘ number of renewals ’

Buildings and Grounds Committee regarding a potential new lease with St . Joseph Academy for the continued use of the former
was submitted by Tyler Dornewass of 623 N . Third St ., Block 2104 / Lot 7 . The applicant was seeking approval for a curb and sidewalk waiver .
When he was called to present his application , Dornewass noted that this was his first time giving
agreement from the school saying they agree as well ; we ’ re kicking in half and they ’ re kicking in

Hammonton holds its football homecoming

HAMMONTON — On Friday , October 14 , the Hammonton High School Blue Devils football team held their annual homecoming game at Hammonton High School . Supporters of the team strolled in ,
See HHS , Page 8
Hammonton Middle School .
“ In order to do any type of long-term lease , we
See SCHOOL , Page 12

Trick or Treat fun

THG / Sean Friel . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
MainStreet Hammonton ’ s Downtown Trick or Treat was held October 22 . Jacqui Foy and her son Luke Harvey dressed up as an old couple for the event . More pictures inside the November 2 mega Halloween edition .
12th Street was reported , Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said . by Gina Rullo
“ One of the co-op businesses in the establishment called police because she ob-
HAMMONTON — On October 18 at served a subject on video taking a bracelet 5:35 p . m . an incident of shoplifting from a that was displayed for sale on a table in her retail establishment from the 100 block of
See POLICE , Page 10

PFAS topic of October

by Joseph F . Berenato GAZETTE STAFF WRITER
HAMMONTON — During the October 20 meeting of the Public Works and Transportation Committee ( PWTC ), Public Works
such testimony . Board Chairman Ed Marinelli attempted to put him at ease .
“ Take your time . You ’ re at home here , and everybody ’ s friendly ,” Marinelli said .
Dornewass proceeded with the application , beginning with paperwork from Adams , Rehmann and Heggan Associates ( ARH ).
“ I agree with their findings , which is that they don ’ t see curb and sidewalk as necessary on my property . No one has curb and sidewalks , along Third Street , from my property for at least

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Manager Robert Vettese said that he had been in contact with officials from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP ) regarding the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ( PFAS ) contamination in
See PWTC , Page 10

Planning bd . hears curb & sidewalk waiver app .

Bids for pickleball courts received


Shoplifting & defiant trespass charges

PWTC meeting

2,000 feet heading closest to town ,” Dornewass said .
Dornewass said that ARH recommended that Atlantic County make a ruling on the matter , as Third Street is a county road . Dornewass said that Supervising
See PLANNING , Page 4

St . Joe Academy holds fall festival

THG / Candice Atwell . To purchase photos in The Gazette , call ( 609 ) 704-1940 .
Anne Marie Mercado and Tamika Solomon at the Saint Joseph Academy Fall Festival on Oct . 23 . More pics inside .
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