Sunday, August 28, 2016

Touch A Truck Today

HAMMONTON - Toy Market, South Jersey’s largest independent toy store, will sponsor an outdoor Touch A Truck on Aug. 28. This free event will take place in Downtown Hammonton from noon to 4 p.m. and is hosted by MainStreet Hammonton.

Touch A Truck will feature up close encounters with big trucks, construction equipment, tractors and more. There will be interactive games, music and giveaways for children and their families.

The event will take place behind Toy Market at 200 Bellevue Avenue, in the Vine Street Parking and on 2nd Street in Hammonton. 2nd Street will be closed and lined with several large trucks and machines as well. Kitchen 19 will feature a Hot Dog Bar at its “Truck Stop.” Other Downtown Hammonton shops and restaurants also will participate.

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Ceder Creek HS - New Principal

EGG HARBOR CITY – Scott Parker was named to succeed James Reina as principal of Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City at the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 18. Reina was recently transferred to serve as principal at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, another school in the district.

Parker, who was appointed on a one-year interim basis, has served as assistant principal at the school since July of 2010. He previously taught media at Absegami High School where he was also an assistant football and baseball coach, and at Oakcrest where he was a special education teacher and also served as head football coach.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Salisbury State University in Maryland and his master’s from Wilmington University in Delaware.

 “I am thrilled to receive this opportunity,” Parker said. “I want to thank Superintendent Keenan and the board for this appointment.
“I hold Cedar Creek High School dear to my heart. The mentorship I received from James Reina has been huge. What he taught me will help as I go forward.”
Parker resides in Egg Harbor Township with his wife and three daughters.

Real Estate Transactions 8/28

4846 Indian Cabin Road, Kristoff James J, Kristoff Diane C to Grelis John J V; 07/06/16. $270,000
2243 Wescoat Ave, Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp, Fein Such Kahn Shepard Pc to Ishee William D; 07/06/16. $88,000

First-Time Homebuyers Significant Chunk Of Housing Market

Jacki Lugg knows that she and her husband, Eddie Pagan, weren’t typical first-time homebuyers.
They knew exactly what they wanted, and they could wait to find it.
A search that started in 2010 didn’t end until June, when they moved into a Mullica Township home on almost 5 acres with a big, detached garage.
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EHC Shootings

Many residents are in an upheaval after not only one, but two shootings in just two days. Nothing has been released from the police department or the mayor's office to address the citizens concerns at this time.
The first shooting took place at the Wawa on the White horse Pike, shortly after 1 AM on Friday morning. Sources say, a black male was shot four times in the leg. Whether the shooting took place inside or outside of the Wawa remains unclear. Wawa was opened and closed off and on during the day on Friday.
The second shooting took place shortly after 1pm on Saturday. An apparent drive by at 136 Washington Ave. Reports of a semi automatic weapon, and upwards of 15 rounds fired. It is unclear whether there were any victims in this shooting. EHC police were on scene assisted by Galloway Township police, as well as the Egg Harbor Township Mobile Crime Scene Unit.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mullica Found Dog

***Found Dog****
This dog was located in the area of the Pleasant Mills Rd and Thurston Ave at approximately 7:30am. The dog is very friendly. He appears to have an injury to his leg(s). If the dog belongs to you or someone you know please call the Mullica Township Police Department at 609-561-7600 or dispatch at 609-652-2037.

FDA Expands Zika Testing To Entire US Blood Supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.
Friday's advisory means all U.S. states and territories will need to begin testing blood donations for Zika. Previously, the FDA had limited the requirement to Puerto Rico and two Florida counties.
"There is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika virus transmission," said Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's biologic products center, in an agency release. "At this time, the recommendation for testing the entire blood supply will help ensure that safe blood is available for all individuals who might need transfusion."
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Arrests Made In Mullica ATV Theft

On July 29, 2016 the MTPD responded to a report of a theft of 2 ATVs and 1 trailer. The theft occurred in the Nesco section of Mullica Township. Hammonton Policde advised they had also experienced similar thefts.
Det. Ryan Spencer, along with Detectives from Hammonton Police, investigated these thefts.
Following the execution of a search warrant, Det. Spencer arrested Hector Milan, 30, of Williamstown, NJ. On August 23 Milan was charged with 2 counts of theft and 1 count of criminal trespass.
On August 25, Det. Spencer arrested Hector Echevarria, 27, of Hammonton. Echevarria was charged with 2 counts of theft and 1 cound of criminal trespass. Echevarria was also charged by Hammonton Police.
The 2 ATVs and trailer were recovered and returned to the rightful owners.

Almost 15,000 More Emails Found

Investor’s Business Daily Editorial Headline: “Clinton Email Scandal: Is Hillary's Cover-Up Unraveling?”
  • “Corruption: Now that the FBI has found nearly 15,000 more emails and documents missing from Hillary Clinton's server, the strategy is clear: Clinton will admit to nothing even as more emails dribble out, then when the pattern of criminality becomes clear in October or early November, her campaign will sing that it's ‘old news’ or blame others. And Big Media will ignore it. … Put that in context: Clinton's attorneys had said earlier that there were only about 30,000 emails on her server that were related to Hillary's tenure as secretary of state. Now that number has grown to 45,000. Anyone want to bet it won't go even higher from there? Or that some of them will contain national secrets that shouldn't be put on the internet? … Judicial Watch on Monday also released a batch of previously unreleased emails that indicated Hillary's former top aide at the State Department, Huma Abedin, ‘provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.’” 
  • 20 more Newspaper Headlines at
Clinton won't give a Press conference but she can go on Jimmy Kimmel's show and joke about her "boring emails".  The rest of the world find them quite interesting.  No, Mrs. Clinton, Trump didn't make any of this up.  This is all your own doing. 

EpiPen Outrageous Price Hike

EpiPens are used by people having an allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which can be fatal. People with allergies — or parents of children with allergies — are encouraged to have multiple sets of EpiPens for home, school and elsewhere. While insurance often covers some of the cost, many people have to pay out of pocket for the devices, sometimes up to the full price.

In 2007, the price was $57.  In 2016, the price is $700+ for 2 pens.  EpiPens cost less then $2.00 to make.

Mylan has spent a reported $875,000 on lobbying so far this year, after having spent $1.55 million in 2015, according to, Plus gave large amounts to the campaigns of senators and congressmen.

Mylan's CEO is Heather Bresch.  She is the daughter of Senator Joe Manchin, D. W.VA.  Her salary in 2015 was $18,931,068.

On Wednesday, Wells Fargo, in a research note, said that disclosure documents show that Mylan has been "actively lobbying" in favor of a bill in the Senate that would mandate that all airlines, domestic and foreign, carry at least two packs of epinephrine auto-injectors. EpiPens are, by a large degree, the most commonly used devices of that nature in the United States.
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Vandalized Again !

The Mullica School Yard Garden has again been vandalized and school equipment has been damaged.  This has to stop.  If you have any information about the perpetrators, please contact the Mullica Twp. Police Dept. at 561-7600  .   You can also send an Email to the Gadfly at and any information you may have will be given to the police as an anonymous tip.  Related post and photos at Please help stop the damage being done throughout town.

Electric Rates Go Up

Atlantic City Electric received state approval to raise rates by about 4 percent, which will cost the average residential customer about $7 more per month, the Board of Public Utilities said Wednesday.
The average customer uses 1,000 kilowatt hours per month. Atlantic City Electric said the average customer’s monthly bill will increase from $181.20 to $188.25.
The electric company said the rate increase will go into effect immediately.
Atlantic City Electric pushed for a 6.3 percent increase, which would have made the average customer pay about $11.73 more.
The state, which has to approve rate increases, negotiated for a smaller hike, according to a statement from the Board of Public Utilities.

But another rate increase may come sooner rather than later. The electric company, in phase two of negotiations with the Board of Utilities, will push to secure the rest of the funding for planned improvements.
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Fall Soccer Sign Up On Saturday 8/27

We've added one more in person Fall soccer sign up this Sat from 10am -1pm at the Mullica Rec fields.
Please share and spread the word.
Thanks to Christa for volunteering her time to run the sign ups this weekend!

GEHR Contract Talks Fail

While over 100 staff members with signs protesting their lack of a contract sat in the regular Board meeting, talks held on Monday night failed to produce a settlement between the 435 member Greater Egg Harbor Regional Education Association and the Board of Education. Representatives met prior to and after the Board’s regularly scheduled board meeting in an attempt to resolve the ongoing contract negotiations between the parties.
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Immigration Problems in France

Look what happened to France when they opened their borders to  immigrants.  Other countries in the EU are suffering the same fate.  Obama and Clinton's policies of bringing radical refugees into this country will guarantee that we have the same problems here.

Weird Legends Of The Old Indian Cabin Road

Weird NJ Magazine has a really interesting story about Indian Cabin Road before it was paved.  Ghosts, shrines, graves, and all kinds of creepy stuff.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

NJ Ranks 6th Among the States For Zika Virus Cases

The Zika virus was considered a biggest threat to the nation's warmest states, but think again.
New Jersey is now among the states with the highest number of Zika virus cases, coming in sixth overall - just behind Pennsylvania - as new fears about the disease have arisen.
All of the cases were travel-related, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC number of 66 conflicts with what the Department of Health is saying. The department reported that 100 confirmed cases of Zika have been found in New Jersey.
 Article and entire list at
  1. New York 579
  2. Florida 405
  3. California 137
  4. Texas 108
  5. Pennsylvania 69
  6. New Jersey 66   

Mullica Committee Meeting Tonight 8/23

                                                      TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA
                                                        COMMITTEE AGENDA 
                                                             AUGUST 23, 2016 
                                                                     7:00 P.M. 





APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 08/09/2016; 08/17/2016 Special




HEARING:      Ordinance #10-2016 Street Vacation / Portion of 8th Avenue



A.      Resolution #119-2016 / Confirm Land Sale / Block 8504, Lot 10 / Horst

A.       Discuss Shared Services Agreement / IT Services
B.       Discuss Polices & Procedures Amendments
C.       Resolution #120-2016 / Retire Officer Trivelli Service Weapon
D.       Resolution #121-2016 / Appoint School Resource Officer
                                                  2016-2017 / Paul Dooner
E.       Resolution #122-2016 / Appoint School Resource Officer
                                                  2016-2017 / Belford Rivera
F.       Resolution #123-2016 / Refund Tax Overpayments / Block 408, Lot 15;
                                                 Block 5002, Lot 18; Block 11122, Lot 4.01
G.      Resolution #124-2016 / Approve Coin Drop Application /
                                                 Elwood Volunteer Fire Co. / 10.1.16
H.      Resolution #125-2016 / Approve Shared Services Agreement /
                                                 Mullica School / Technology Svc.



EXECUTIVE SESSION     Resolution ES # -16




EVF Co. Golf Tournament



Elwood Volunteer Fire Company Golf Tournament
15th Annual William Kennedy Memorial Golf Tournament to Benefit Elwood Vol. Fire Co. & Linda Eagen

Mays Landing Country Club Saturday October 15th 2016 @ 8 am Rain or Shine
Registration is @ 7 am – Shotgun Start / Best ball @ 8 am
$90.00 per person includes Continental Breakfast, Cart, Golf, Lunch and Beer/Beverages Chinese Auction / Best Score / Longest Drive / Closest to the pin and More!
Gold Sponsor – $1000 = Only sign located at specified hole
Silver Sponsor – $500 = Shares sign location with one other sponsor
Bronze Sponsor – $250 = 4 sponsors per hole
Associate Sponsor – $100 = Associate sign
Lunch Only – $25.00. Starts at noon.
Please stay for the Chinese Auction
*For further information, contact Jody Fowler at

Registration forms and Linda Eagen's story at

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mullica School Yard Garden Vandalized

Some horrible, stupid people have vandalized the beautiful Mullica School Yard Garden.  Our school children work so hard to make this area a showplace and they are so proud of their accomplishments. Tomato plants, cabbage, and corn were ripped out and broken, the sign torn down, table overturned.  It is very upsetting to know there are people who are so cruel and hurtful to do such a thing.  Anyone with any information about this incident or recent smashing of residential mailboxes should contact the Mullica Township Police Department at 561-7600
Mullica Township Schoolyard Garden added 7 new photosfeeling positive.
On a positive note, there is still beauty at our garden. Never let mean spirited people get you down!

Terry Vaughn R.I.P.

VAUGHN, TERRY - 60, of Atlantic City and formerly of Sweetwater passed away Thursday, August18, 2016 in AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center City Division.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:00pm at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third St., Hammonton where a visitation will be held from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family. (
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lawsuit Against DNC Moves Forward

In June, the hacker Guccifer 2.0 released internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) documents proving the DNC treated Hillary Clinton as their nominee before the primaries even began. Not long after these revelations came to light, the law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against now-former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters

The suit includes six claims: fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive conduct, monetary restitution for donors of Sanders, the DNC breaking its own fiduciary duties, and negligence for failing to protect sensitive donor information that was hacked. Beck & Lee noted the lawsuit was a way to give a voice to Sanders supporters who were silenced by the rigging of the primaries for Clinton. Attorneys Jared Beck, a Harvard Law graduate, and Elizabeth Beck, a Yale Law School graduate, have previously filed successful lawsuits against Yelp, Unilever, Korea Airlines, and fraudulent real estate investors. 

The July WikiLeaks release provided further evidence that the DNC actively worked against Sanders, yet the Vermont senator’s supporters have received no recompense. The damage control used to divert from the content of these emails portrayed criticism of Clinton as a Russian conspiracy. While the mainstream media has devolved into an apparatus to funnel messaging and talking points directly from the DNC and Clinton campaign, the litigation for this class action lawsuit has been moving forward.
On August 23, an evidentiary hearing will be held in South Florida and both parties involved in the suit will have to present evidence to support their positions.

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(Note - While Sander's supporters sue, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is running for Congress in Florida and was appointed as honorary head of a 50 state campaign for Clinton.
 Right after his quiet surrender to Clinton, Bernie Sander's bought his third home.  A $600,000 summer home in Vermont with 500 feet of Lake Champlain beach front.  He's also driving a bright, new, shiny red car.  He will return to the Senate as an Independent )

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Real Estate Transactions 8/21

1308 White Oak Circle, Hiles Joint Liv Tr, Hiles Bruce A, Hiles Rosa to Accardi Vincent, Stanley Tiffany, Drake Jane; 06/27/16. $182,500 

Judge Orders Clinton To Answer Questions About Her Email Use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Hillary Clinton to answer questions in writing from a conservative legal advocacy group about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued the order Friday as part of a long-running public records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch. The judge's decision is only a partial victory for the group, which had sought to question the Democratic presidential nominee in person and under oath.

 Republicans have pressed to keep the issue of Clinton's email use alive after the FBI closed its investigation last month without recommending criminal charges.
Judicial Watch is among several groups, including The Associated Press, that have sued the government over access to records about Clinton's service as the nation's top diplomat.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Senate Wants Answers About The Clinton Foundation

Below is linked a must read letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch from the Chairman of the Judiciary, United States Senate, Charles E. Grassley.

The Senate wants to know why investigations into the Clinton Foundation were denied when there is evidence that the State Department acted favorably to players who sent billions of dollars in donations to the foundation and paid millions to Hillary and Bill Clinton in speaking fees.

Among the subjects mentioned:
Individuals involved in Pay for Play
Sweden / Iran sanctions
Rosatom (Russian Uranium Company that got 20% of US uranium after a $ 145 million  donation)
Keystone XL Pipeline
Arms Deals
Failure to report foreign donations

In addition to the above, Cause of Action Institute is pursuing Freedom of Information Act documents concerning the mismanagement of the State Department under Hillary Clinton.  The institute reviewed contracts that exceeded $6 Billion dollars.  They found lost contract files, incomplete files, unauthorized payments, etc. 

Articles about the Russian uranium company & US land grab deal


BLM Funding

For all its talk of being a street uprising, Black Lives Matter is increasingly awash in cash, raking in pledges of more than $100 million from liberal foundations and others eager to contribute to what has become the grant-making cause du jour.

The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy recently announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund [BLMF], a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition.

That funding comes in addition to more than $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement from top Democratic Party donor George Soros through his Open Society Foundations, as well as grant-making from the Center for American Progress.

 Released Aug. 1, the platform also calls for defunding police departments, race-based reparations, breaking, voting rights for illegal immigrants, fossil-fuel divestment, an end to private education and charter schools, a “universal basic income,” and free college for blacks.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Shop Rite Cookie Recall

More than two dozen additional varieties of ShopRite cookies have been recalled over concerns of possible metal shavings.
The "take and bake" cookies made from dough produced by Country Home Bakers might be tainted from production equipment, though no injuries or illness have been reported, ShopRite said earlier this week.
The cookies were sold from July 19 through Monday. Customers should not eat them and are asked to return any unused packages to the store.
Earlier this month, Country Home's  Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold between July 19 and Aug. 4 were pulled from the shelves.
The full list of cookies affected by the expanded recall:
  • 24 pack Gourmet Chocolate Chunk (30 ounces)
  • 24 pack Gourmet White Chocolate Macadamia (30 ounces)
  • 24 pack Gourmet Oatmeal Raisin (30 ounces)
  • 24 pack Gourmet Variety Pack (30 ounces)
  • 24 pack Gourmet Red Velvet (seasonal) (30 ounces)
  • 24 pack Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel (30 ounces)
  • 12 pack Gourmet Chocolate Chunk (15 ounces)
  • 12 pack Gourmet White Chocolate Macadamia (15 ounces)
  • 12 pack Gourmet Oatmeal Raisin (15 ounces)
  • 12 pack Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel (15 ounce)
  • 12 pack Gourmet Variety Pack (15 ounce)
  • 24 pack Chocolate Chip Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 pack Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 pack Snickerdoodle (24 ounces)
  • 24 pack Party Candy Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 pack Peanut Butter Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 60 count Assorted cookies
  • 24 pack Sugar Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 pack Double Chocolate Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 pack Variety Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 count Take & Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 count Take & Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 count Take & Bake Party Candy Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 24 count Take & Bake Sugar Cookies (24 ounces)
  • 18 count Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies (24 ounces)

"Shadow Brokers" Hack NSA

On Monday, a hacking group calling itself the “ShadowBrokers” announced an auction for what it claimed were “cyber weapons” made by the NSA. Based on never-before-published documents provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Intercept can confirm that the arsenal contains authentic NSA software, part of a powerful constellation of tools used to covertly infect computers worldwide.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jennifer L. Maneri (Bolton) R.I.P.

MANERI, JENNIFER L. (BOLTON) - 39, of Mullica Twp. passed away at home on August 13th, 2016. She had many accomplishments in her life, her proudest are the births of her two children.

Family and friends will gather from 4-6pm Friday, August 19th at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing to celebrate her memory, where reflections will be shared at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to her beloved children, Dean and Mazzie which would be deeply appreciated. Checks can be made payable to Dean Mazza and/or Mazzie Maneri and mailed c/o Boakes Funeral Home. (Info and condolences:
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NJ Supreme Court Sides With Mullica School District In Eye Test Dispute

The state Supreme Court has ruled that the Mullica Township School District does have immunity from prosecution for failing to tell parents of a student that she had failed an eye test done in school in 2001-2002.
The parents were notified after student Rachel Parsons failed another eye test given by school nurse Judith Grasso in 2004 and Parsons was later diagnosed with amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye” in her right eye.
In November 2013, Rachel Parsons, then 17, and her parents, Howard and Michelle Parsons, sued the board of education and the school nurse for failing to notify them in a timely manner of the results of the first screening.
The school board argued that they were protected under state law that gives immunity to public entities and their employees for failing to conduct an adequate medical examination.
The parents had argued that the failure to provide the results of the test was a separate act from the exam itself.
A trial court sided with the family, but an appeals court reversed the decision and the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously upheld that ruling and sided with the district.

In the decision the court said that: “Exposing public school boards to liability for failure to adequately communicate the results of a physical examination would have a chilling effect on public entities that administer public health examinations and it would be illogical to provide immunity for an inadequately performed examination, while imposing liability for the failure to report the results of an examination to a patient.”

The decision says the condition also went undetected by Parsons’ private doctors before and after the first screening. Those doctors are also named in the lawsuit, but are not part of the decision. 

Atlantic City Air Show

The annual airshow takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 All details at

Mullica Senior Citizens Meeting At Noon

                           Mullica  Senior  Citizens Meeting
                            August 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
                                      Hilda Frame School

 Bonnie Kitching, whose family grew up in Nesco, will share some of her original oil paintings from photographs taken in Nesco and the Pine Barrens.