Friday, March 23, 2018

Mullica Easter Egg Hunt Postponed

MTPD  28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt POSTPONED  will be held March 31st at 2:00 p.m. at the Mullica Township Recreational Fields. Children ages 1-7.  Bring your Easter Basket and have some fun.  Meet the Easter Bunny!!  For more information contact the MTPD 561-7600

MTPD has decided to POSTPONE our 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt until next Saturday, March 31st. It will still be held at 2pm at the Recreation Fields. We want our township children (Ages1-7) to have a safe and enjoyable (and hopefully, less muddy) event!!!

Mullica Rabies Clinic 3/24

Annual Free Rabies Clinic will be held from 10 am – 12 pm.  March 24, 2018 Dog Licenses are now available and will also be available for purchase that day.  If you cannot make it in to obtain your license, you may send payment through the mail as long as you provide proof of Rabies vaccination.  $5.00

Mullica Historical Society Gift Auction 4/14

Old Time Gift Auction
Gifts Galore. Gifts for all ages. Our "Old Time Gift Auction" will be held Saturday, April 14th, at 7:00 PM, at the Elwood School, 500 Elwood Road, Elwood. Doors open 4:00 PM. Thanks to our local merchants and friends we have a great selection of gifts. Four Tickets to a Phillies Reading game, 2 tickets for a tour and show at Carnegie Hall, One night stay at Dover Downs Casino Hotel for two, 2 tickets for a day in Cape May, Brunch for 2 at Smithville Inn, Kayak, etc. The Gifts are on display at our Museum, Hilda Frame School, Nesco Road, Nesco. Calling starts at 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be sold. Admission Free. Information or directions call 609-561-4034 or 609-892-3919.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Andrew "Drew" Lamont Cochran, Jr. R.I.P.

Cochran, Andrew "Drew" Lamont Jr., - 76, of Sweetwater, NJ, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Born in Camden in 1941, raised in Collingswood and Lake Pine, Drew graduated Rancocas Valley High School in 1960. Drew married his wife of 55 years, Margie, in 1963. Drew lived most of his life in the Medford Lakes and Sweetwater areas. Drew, a veteran of the United States Air Force, was a lifelong sales professional in the automotive aftermarket industry. He loved boating on the Mullica River, trips to Motts and the Sweetwater Casino. Earlier in life, Drew was active with the Pine Barrens Enduro Riders, the Sweetwater Yacht Club and he enjoyed horseshoes and darts with his buddies. Drew loved his family, his pets and had a sharp sense of humor.   

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 24th. The family will be receiving visitors from 12-2pm with a memorial service immediately following at the Batsto-Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church located at 4168 Pleasant Mills Road, Sweetwater NJ 08037.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Life Center of South Jersey, 314 Central Ave., Linwood NJ 08221. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Ave, Egg Harbor City, 609-965-0357. For condolences, please visit

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The "Q" Phenomenon

 Gadfly readers,
 "Q" is starting to be mentioned in main stream media, so you might need an honest explanation of what is happening before the comedians and MSM discredit the "Q" phenomenon as insanity or conspiracy theories. 
Back in October, an Anon (anonymous person) started posting on a chat board asking  the readers to investigate the questions he presented to them about government corruption and coming future events.   Most chat members thought he was a larper (live action role player) and laughed him off.  When events started happening as predicted, everyone started to pay attention. "Q"( the poster's signature )  now has millions of followers  on 8chan &  hundreds of YouTube video commentators trying to understand his  cryptic messages.

The 8chan members have accumulated thick data bases on  corruption, resignations, child trafficking, relationships between government workers, etc. that you can view.  Everyday new information and discussions develop.  It is advised that newcomers not randomly post there.  Scroll down, new posts are in grey after each subject.  New posts are made on other pages besides #1.

We are Patriots.
We are anonymous people, with diverse backgrounds and expertise.
We are your neighbors, coworkers, family and friends.
We have been working together for the last 6 months with a singular mission:
We are seeking truth through discrete intel drops, research, connecting the facts, and exposing the corruption.
We are finding the truth, rather than accepting the manufactured media narrative.
We were holding politicians accountable for their actions, while supporting those who hold, defend, and put forth our values.
We are now being slandered by the news because they only want you to know the “truth” they put forth.
We welcome you to read, learn, and do your own research.
We welcome you to share what you know, find your niche based on your personal expertise, and become part of one of the greatest movements our time.

Database of "Q" posts  -  960 as of  3/21/18 

 Some YouTube  discussions that will lead to others.  Scroll down and view their links.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

NJ State of Emergency in Effect

Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency across New Jersey on Tuesday night as the state braces for yet another major winter storm -- one that could dump more than a foot of snow on some parts of the state over the next two days.
Murphy also ordered state offices closed Wednesday.
The powerful nor'easter is expected to batter the state from Tuesday evening until Wednesday, the first day of spring.
The National Weather Service forecasters say most of the state could get 12 to 18 inches of snow, with all but the coastal areas getting at least 8 inches.
The heavy snow will be accompanied by winds that could gust up to 50 mph along the coast, moderate coastal flooding and downed trees that could lead to power outages, forecasters predict.
The state of emergency began at 7 p.m. and covers all 21 counties.

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(Bring your animals inside)

Commercial Travel Ban in Effect

New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Travel Ban
West Trenton, N.J. – Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced a commercial vehicle travel ban due to the anticipated severity of the impending nor’easter.
Effective tonight, Tuesday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m., there will be a commercial vehicle travel ban for the entire length of following roadways:
· I-78
· I-80
· I-280
· I-287
The commercial vehicle travel ban applies to:
· All tractor-trailers
· Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
· Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
· Recreational vehicles
· Motorcycles
Trucks already in New Jersey are encouraged to use truck stops or rest areas during the ban. In order for road crews to effectively plow, drivers should not park on shoulders.
Residents and motorists should avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response. If you do not have to be on the roads during the storm, please stay home. If you must go out, drive slowly, fill your gas tank, charge your phone, pack blankets, water and non-perishable food items.

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Mullica School Snow Day 3/21

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Free Rita's Italian Ice on Tuesday

We may not be out of the woods yet on the nor'easter front, but spring is nearly here. To celebrate the (eventual) departure of ice and snow and the first day of springRita's is offering a sweeter kind of slush with its annual Italian ice giveaway.
The free ice day returns on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. From noon to 9 p.m., you can stop by your local Rita's for one free Italian ice.
The frozen dessert chain, which has been giving away free Italian ice on the first day of spring for more than 20 years, says it gave away about one million cups of Italian ice in the same nine-hour period last year.
Don't know the location of your nearest Rita's? Plug your address into this store finder or survey this list of the many Rita's locations in New Jersey.
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Mullica Historical Society Guest Speaker 3/20

It is official, due to the weather report for tonight, we have CANCELLED our meeting for 3/20/2018. Bummer
I will update our meeting for April. Thank you
Be safe if you must travel.
Historical Society hosts guest speaker: The Mullica in the Pines Historical Society will feature John Sanford from the New Jersey Forest Fire Service at its next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday. The group meets at the Hilda Frame School Museum, Nesco Road. The public is welcome. For information, call 609-561-4034.

Nor'Easter #4 Starts Tuesday

Ever since nor'easter number 3 began last Tuesday, nor'easter 4 has been in the works. On Tuesday morning, it will start, as two low pressure systems pass by on Tuesday and Wednesday. It's a 1-2 punch of wintry weather for the area. Here is what is in effect for South Jersey:
- Winter Storm Watch
- Coastal Flood Watch
- Storm Warning (coastal waters)

A wintry mix will start between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday. A wintry mix will then continue all throughout the day. Toward Cape May, it will be mostly rain. Toward western Atlantic and Cumberland counties, it will be mostly sleet. However, when it comes down heavy, do not be surprised to see wet snow or heavy sleet fall, regardless of location. It will be raw and slick. Highs do not get out of the mid-30s with a strong northeast wind.
On Tuesday night, the precipitation will lighten up in between the two systems. It should be mostly rain for us. As the second low pressure system makes its way in, rain will slowly change over to a wintry mix during Wednesday morning. By the early afternoon, it is snowing, heavy at times. Snow will then exit during the evening.

 Millville to Egg Harbor City to Little Egg Harbor on northwest will see 4 to 8 inches of sleet and snow combined.

 On Tuesday morning, coastal waters will still be below flood stage. Starting during the Tuesday evening high tides (9 p.m. to 11 p.m.) flooding will begin, continuing until at least the Thursday morning high tides. The Tuesday evening high tide will be in minor flood. Wednesday will be more of a concern though. Moderate flood stage is in the forecast. 

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring Field Hockey

Open to any district. Please pass it on!
Spring Field Hockey Registration is now open!
K-8 students are eligible.
Registration closes March 28th.
Practices are on Friday’s from 7-8:30 at the Mullica School Fields. We are starting April 13 and running through May 18th (6 weeks).
Shin guards and mouth guards are mandatory. Sticks are available to borrow. Cleats are optional.
MTRA pinnie included in registration

Real Estate Transactions 3/18/18

None for Mullica

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Andrew McCabe Fired

Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire.
Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”

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The OPR, Office of Professional Responsibility, and the Justice Department Inspector General both recommended that McCabe be fired.  Both offices would have had to have solid proof of serious wrong-doing to recommend dismissal.  

Controlled Burn at Stockton

Smoke means fire, but on Sunday morning near Stockton University, it will mean a controlled burn.
The university and the state Department of Environmental Protection are planning a prescribed burn at 11 a.m., to cut down on combustible debris on the forest floor at Delaware Avenue and Pomona Road in Galloway Township.
It's part of the university's Pinelands forest management program, spokeswoman Diane D'Amico said.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Increase in NJ School Aid

TRENTON — Nearly every school district in New Jersey would get an increase in state aid next year and none would see a reduction, according to figures released Thursday by the Murphy administration.
School budgets are the single greatest driver of New Jersey's property taxes, which are the highest in the nation.
Murphy's budget would boost state aid by 3.5 percent, or $283.5 million. The proposal also increases pre-school aid to existing programs by $33 million and add $25 million to expand pre-school for another 3,500 children.
Gov. Phil Murphy said his school aid proposal would be the first step in getting Trenton to fully fund the formula that the state developed in 2008.
“As an educator, I’m excited about this budget because it’s the first time in years that we’ve seen this level of emphasis on investing in education,” Acting Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet, the former Asbury Park schools superintendent, said in a prepared statement.

                               2019     Total                        Increase
Atlantic   Mullica Twp  $5,481,097              $61,358    1.1%                                                

Republicans Announce Freeholder Candidates

Republican Frank Formica, freeholder at large and chairman of the Atlantic County board, announced Thursday he intends to seek re-election in November.
Also running again are Republican Freeholders James Bertino of District 5 and Maureen Kern of District 2.
“I invited the residents of Atlantic County to challenge us this election season to ensure that we, along with our challengers, are addressing the issues that are most important to them,” Formica said in a press release. “There is no better way to witness your current Freeholder representatives including myself as legislators in action than to attend a Freeholder Board Meeting which are open to the public.”
The Atlantic County Board of Freeholders has five members representing their districts and four serving at-large. They are elected to staggered three-year terms.

 Earlier this week, Atlantic County Democrats announced their freeholder candidates. Celeste Fernandez, of Egg Harbor Township, will run for the at-large seat; Maureen Leidy, of Ventnor, in District 2; and Barbara Butterhof-Rheault, of Mullica Township, in District 5.

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Toys R Us Closing All Stores in US

Big-box chain Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy late last year, is planning on closing or selling all 800 of its U.S. stores in the coming months. The company says it was burning through $50 million to $100 million in cash a month as it struggled to pay back billions in debt.
"The stark reality is that [Toys R Us is] projected to run out of cash in the U.S. in May 2018," the company said in a court filing on Thursday.
Bankruptcy lawyers say the chain, which also includes Babies R Us stores, must move quickly. Here's what's likely to be in store.

Q: When will the discounts begin?

A: Very soon - likely in the next week or two, bankruptcy lawyers say. Toys R Us, which is awaiting court approval for its liquidation request, has already assembled a collection of liquidation firms to take over its stores and sell off inventory as quickly as possible. Discounts will likely begin on the low end - 25 percent off, say - and increase in coming weeks. But there's a catch: All sales are typically final once liquidation discounts begin.

 They're working on a very tight time table," said Eric Snyder, chairman of the bankruptcy department Wilk Auslander, a New York law firm. "And their timing could not be worse: March and April are not great times to be selling toys, so they are under pressure to make this work."
But not all stores may have going-out-of-business sales right away. Toys R Us has said it plans to liquidate 590 stores, but has identified 200 of its best-performing stores that it is trying to sell off with its Canadian operations. Those stores may not be liquidated right away, as a result, Snyder said.

Q: What happens to my gift cards?

A: Toys R Us says it will honor existing gift cards, as well as its Rewards dollars and Endless Earnings, for another 30 days. After that, you basically risk forfeiting any remaining value.
"Gift cards are always a hot-button issue," said Josh Friedman, a legal analyst at Debtwire. "Generally speaking, I would just try to use them as quickly as possible. Gift cards aren't going to last forever - and neither is Toys R Us."
Bankrupt retailers are not legally required to honor gift cards, although Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores have continued to accept them following their September bankruptcy filing.
It was not immediately clear what would happen to customers' layaway plans or baby registries.

Q: When will stores actually begin to close?
A: Toys R Us has said it will pay employees for another 60 days, which it is required to do by law. But bankruptcy lawyers say some stores could shut down even sooner than that, as the company winds down its operations. The closures, bankruptcy experts say, are likely to create mounting headaches for landlords and shopping malls, which are already struggling with high vacancy rates.
"You're looking at hundreds of landlords that will now have big empty spaces," Snyder said. "That will have an enormous impact on shopping malls and stand-alone centers."

Q: Will the 'Toys R Us' name cease to exist?

A: Probably not. Toys R Us is looking for a buyer for its Canadian arm - which is in better financial shape than the company's U.S. operations - and still has stores in central Europe and Japan. (The company said this week it would close all of its U.K. stores, and it is preparing to take similar action in Australia, France, Poland, Portugal and Spain.)

"The Toys R Us name is not going away - that's the part of the business that has value," said Friedman of Debtwire.
The retailer is also hoping to find a buyer for its website, as well as some of its more successful U.S. locations. Buyers are already showing interest: Isaac Larian, the chief executive of toy giant MGA Entertainment, on Wednesday submitted a bid to buy Toys R Us's Canadian arm, which includes 82 stores, according to Larian. He added that he is also looking into buying as many as 400 U.S. stores, which he would seek to operate under the Toys R Us name.
"There is no toy business without Toys R Us," Larian said, noting that he sold his first product to the chain in 1979. "It's a big deal and I'm going to try to salvage as much of it as possible."

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ford Recall

DETROIT - (AP) - Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million midsize cars in North America because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control.
The recall covers certain Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years.
Ford says steering wheel bolts can loosen over time. The company says it knows of two crashes and one injury caused by the problem.
Dealers will replace the bolts with longer ones that have more aggressive threads and a nylon patch to stop them from coming loose.
Just over 1.3 million cars in the U.S. are being recalled. The rest are in Canada and Mexico.

National Walkout Day

So proud of our students at Mullica Township Schools for organizing a powerful gathering as they assembled for 17 minutes to honor the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., one month ago. They #stoodup and said #enough
"I did not plan to speak for you but to speak with you." - Rebecca, Student Council President
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A lone student became a symbol of defiance on Wednesday as thousands of New Jersey students walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence on National Walkout Day. Two schools closed because of threats and at least three others threaten to suspend students who participated.

Some focused on school security, others on mental health and some on gun control, but for the students who participated in demonstrations Wednesday, the main message was support for the victims of school shootings.
Dubbed the #Enough National School Walkout and organized under the umbrella of the Women’s March, Wednesday’s event spanned the globe. Thousands of students in South Jersey participated.

Students at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City staged a sit-in in the hallways with students reading the names of all the students who have died in shootings since Columbine High School in 1999.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mullica Committtee & Budget Meeting Tonight

Budget meeting at 6:00pm

Agenda at

Phil Murphy Budget Address

Live now at 2:00pm
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Barbara Rheault -Candidate for Freeholder-at-Large

Atlantic County Democrats announced three freeholder candidates Monday morning.
Celeste Fernandez will run for freeholder-at-large. Fernandez, of Egg Harbor Township, is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and owns her own insurance business in Pleasantville, Fernandez Services LLC. She advocates for Pleasantville’s Main Street business community and helps newly naturalized citizens become acclimated in the county.  

Maureen Leidy will run for freeholder in District 2, which includes the Chelsea and Chelsea Heights neighborhoods of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point.
Leidy is a former domestic-violence counselor and has a history of working in the nonprofit sector. She works in the administrative offices of Inspira Health Network and lives in Ventnor.

Barbara Butterhof-Rheault will run for freeholder in District 5, which includes Hammonton, Buena Vista Township, Mullica Township, Egg Harbor City and roughly half of Hamilton Township. She is a science, technology, engineering and math teacher in the Mullica Township School District and leads the Mullica Township Education Association. Butterhof-Rheault is also a Mullica Township committeewoman and serves as director of public safety.
Fernandez, Leidy and Butterhof-Rheault will seek endorsement from the Atlantic County Democratic Committee at its nominating convention March 18.

Sec. of State Rex Tillerson Fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, ending Tillerson's difficult tenure by tweeting an ouster that had been long expected and yet was shocking in its abruptness.
"We disagreed on things," Trump said moments later, a diplomatic version of a difficult relationship with his top diplomat that included reports that Tillerson had called the president a moron in meetings with other officials.
Trump's personal assistant John McEntee has also been fired, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

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