Monday, October 24, 2016

Mullica Seniors Spaghetti Dinner

                                     Mark your calendar!

                           Mullica Township Senior Citizens

                                       Spaghetti Dinner

                                     November 5th, 2016 
                                           4 pm to 7pm
                                The Elwood School Cafeteria
                               500 Elwood Road, Elwood N.J.

                Adults - $10.00        Children under 10 - $5.00

Mullica Committee Meeting 10/25/16

                                                     TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA
                                                      COMMITTEE AGENDA 
                                                          OCTOBER 25, 2016
                                                                   7:00 P.M. 





APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  10 / 11 / 2016

PRESENTATION:  Mr. Weber, Superintendent of Mullica School/                                     Referendum Project


FIRST READING:  Ordinance #13-2016 / An Ordinance to Vacate a                                      Portion of Maryland Avenue between
                                   4th and 5th Avenues



A.      Resolution #142-2016 / Approve RFP / Seventh Avenue &                                                   Pleasant Mills Road
B.      Resolution #143-2016 / Approve RFP / North and South Black                                                    Oak Drives
C.      Discuss Township Meeting Date / November 8th / Election Day
D.      Approve Bid Specifications / FEMA Generator Grant
E.      Discuss Elwood Fire Department Grant

A.      Resolution #144-2016 / Chapter 159 / Body Armor Grant
B.      Resolution #145-2016 / Chapter 159 / Bulletproof Vest Fund
C.      Resolution #146-2016 / Chapter 159 / Drive Sober or Get Pulled                                                    Over
D.      Resolution #147-2016 / Approve Policy Notification of Tax                                                    Appeals
E.      Resolution #148-2016 / Change CRT Handling Fee
F.       Accept Resignation / Kim Trivelli, Deputy Court Clerk



EXECUTIVE SESSION        Resolution ES #18-16





Mullica Environmental Meeting Tonight

                   Mullica Environmental Commission Meeting
                                  October 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
                                     At the Municipal Building
                                          (open to the public)

Mullica Historical Society Fund Raiser

                         Mullica in the Pines Historical Society
                                         FUND RAISER

Fresh oranges  direct from  Florida to you, delivered to the Hilda Frame School on December 16th or before. Sale includes oranges and grapefruit,in boxes 10 lb. to 20 lb., to assorted boxes. Price range from $23.00 to $39.00. Something for everyone. Remember to order your oranges /grapefruit from Indian River Groves by November 5th. Contact Bob 609-829-7348 to order or for information or flyers. Delivery by December 16th in time for Christmas. This is a healthy gift choice. Mullica in the Pines Historical Sociey is located in the Hilda Frame School, Nesco Road Nesco.  Info call Bob 609-829-7348.
 Check out the “Good Old Days”, canning display and how our families preserved their crops for winter consumption,  Mark your calendar for the Second Schoolhouse Christmas, November 15th.  Museum will be open.   Hilda Farm School, Nesco Road, Nesco.  For more information call 609-561-4034.

 Mullica in the Pines Historical Society Museum hours are every Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  For more information contact (609) 561-4034.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mullica Couple Arrested For Endangerment Of Child

MULLICA TOWNSHIP – A man and woman from Mullica Township were arrested this week for endangering the welfare of a child for whom they had a legal duty to provide care, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.
A six-month investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) resulted Thursday, October 13, 2016, in a direct presentment of the case to an Atlantic County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury indicted:
  • William Hilbert, a 36-year-old male, and 
  • Brenda VanLeer, a 31-year-old female, who reside together on the 5200 block of the White Horse Pike in Mullica Twp, NJ, for: 
    1. Endangering the Welfare of a Child by Abuse or Neglect—a crime of the 2nd degree, and 
    2. Aggravated Assault of the 4-year-old female child—a 3rd degree crime. 
    On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and officers of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Team arrested Hilbert and VanLeer on a warrant upon indictment at their home. The arrests were made without incident. Both were transported to the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office, processed for the arrest, and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000.00 cash or bond bail set by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury.
    The victim was removed from the home early in the investigation, in March 2016, and placed with a foster family for her protection
    The State alleges that Hilbert and VanLeer caused injuries to the victim by striking her with objects on the body and head.
    A conviction for a 2nd degree crime carries a potential penalty of 5-10 years of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison. The potential penalty of a 3rd degree conviction is 3-5 years of imprisonment.
    Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children in Atlantic County is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at: (609) 909-7800.
    These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

    Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

Mullica "Trunk or Treat" Photos

More photos at

 Mullica Township Police Department 
MTPD had a great time at Mullica Township's first Trunk or Treat event. It's always fun spending time with our community!

Related posts at

Kelly Implicates Christie in Bridgegate

NEWARK – In an emotional day of testimony, Bridget Anne Kelly refuted the charges against her in the Bridgegate scandal, telling a jury she told Gov. Chris Christie in advance about the plan to close toll lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013, and had gotten his approval for what she thought was a legitimate traffic study.
She denied ever having any knowledge of the bizarre scheme of political retaliation alleged by federal prosecutors.
And she asserted that other higher-ups in the governor's inner circle were all well-aware of what was going on in Fort Lee, long before it played out, and that no one seemed that concerned about it.
"It just wasn't a big deal," she said.
Kelly described working for a mercurial governor with a quick temper that also left her "gun shy."
At the same time, the author of the now-infamous message "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" called what has long appeared to be the smoking gun in the case an innocent response to what she called a "crazy plan" by David Wildstein, the admitted mastermind of the lane shutdowns.
Entire article at

Louise E. Wood, nee Berninger R.I.P.

Wood, Louise E. nee Berninger, - 77, of Nesco, NJ passed away Thursday October 20, 2016 at The Health Center at Galloway LTC. Born In Mullica Twp. She was a longtime resident of Nesco. Louise was a homemaker most of her life. She was an avid bowler, Eagles and Phillies fan, former member at the VFW Devonshire Ladies Aux., Nesco United Methodist Church, and sat on the Board of Elections in Mullica Twp. Survived by nephews Frank L. (Debbie) Burke III, William (Renee) Burke, niece Lou Ann (John) Whiteley. 4 Great nephews & nieces. 2 Great-Great niece and nephew. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Monday October 24, 2016 10 AM at the Landolfi Funeral Home 237 Bellevue Ave. Hammonton where a viewing will be held from 9-10 AM Interment will follow in the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor. Condolences

Real Estate Transactions 10/23/16

619 Fourth Ave, Guercioni Antonio V to Pagan Edgardo, Lugg Jacqueline; 08/29/16. $269,900

5329 White Horse Pike, Martin Eileen R, Tuzinkewich Doris to Barbera Joseph; 08/29/16. $52,500

4831 White Horse Pike, Italiano Linda A to Winkler Frank; 08/30/16. $85,000

1401 White Oak Circle, Schlue Gary M, 609 Darmstadt LLC to Rice Samantha M, Rice Christopher M; 08/31/16. $93,000 

Friday, October 21, 2016

SNJ News Visits Mullica School

AtlantiCare’s “Healthy Schools, Healthy Children,” visits Mullica Township Middle School to show students how to use locally grown ingredients to make a full meal. More here: 772367/

Mullica "Trunk or Treat" Tomorrow 10/22


                             Mullica Township invites you
                                      "Trunk  or Treat"

                                    Saturday, Oct. 22nd
                               Mullica Township REC Fields
                                              6:00 P.M.
                                           Rain or Shine

*  Children dress in your costumes for "Trunk or Treat"
    Prizes given for top costumes

*  Bring your vehicle decorated and hand out treats from the trunk!
    Prizes for the top three decorated trunks!

All trunks need to be parked & decorated no later than 5:45 pm

Set up between Concession Stand Field and SR League Field

Contact the Clerk's office and let us know if you will be providing a trunk
or for more information, call 561 - 0064 or email or

(This event is being held in lieu of the annual Halloween Parade)

 "Trick or Treating" will still be Oct. 31st from 6pm - 8pm

Flyer at

Photos at

2016 Nesco Vintage Bike Show & Swap Meet - 10/22 &10/23

Countdown has begun... Just over 24 hours until the 2016 Vintage Dirt Ride/Swap Meet! Vintage MX track will be open Saturday 10am-4pm to bikes 1989 and older. All riders must wear appropriate gear. All minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times to be able to ride. You are responsible for your own children. $30/per rider

Swap Meet will be open Saturday 10am-4pm. Vendor space is $30 for one day. $55 for Saturday and Sunday. Overnight primitive camping is allowed for vendors only. General admission is $6/person. Kids under 12 are free. 

Less than 48 hours until the main Vintage Swap Meet/Bike Show! Swap Meet will be open Sunday from 6am-4pm. $30/vendor space. $6/person general admission. Kids under 12 are free. Bike Show entries start at 8am. $15/Bike entered. Trophies will be awarded at 1:30pm. Absolutely NO riding on Sunday. Track will be closed. Food and drink will be available for purchase, as well as event shirts.

It's going to be a beautiful October weekend! Hope to see you all there!

UPDATE - Photos at;GdiYI5veJ2A5M3CI1teBg~;dBgQiuUY8HuRTV4kR44oXEaKJK0oJcNQBqwoBeSC9HgAypaopQFP7flg6fxATAWvGF3RDToQN3Qss1gZ8Rm8E43znQ8y94Lz4VsmL~;g8D7xaYE12AfoCxlwfXdkzlKEXQj8AU~;PTus~-.bps.a.1405468326148426.1073741834.699234380105161/1405590109469581/?type=3&theater

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mullica School Proposed Referendum

                                Mullica Township School District
                                          Proposed Referendum

                                      •Scope of work
                                      •Current facilities condition
                                      •Tax impact

•Current facility was built in multiple phases
•1954 wing –preschool
•1965 addition –gym, science lab, vice principal office, classrooms
•1971 addition –5th and 6th grade classrooms
•1981 addition –cafeteria, kitchen, art, classrooms
•1995 addition –kindergarten, 3rdgrade, 4thgrade
•2004 addition –district offices, main office, 1st grade, 2nd grade
•No major work done since 2004

Proposed work
•Sanitary sewer system
•Manhole and sewer line reconstruction
•LED lighting
•Replace inefficient lighting and add occupancy sensors
•1954, 1965, 1971, and 1981 wings
•Roof replacement
•Roofing, gutters, and masonry reconstruction
•1965, 1971, 1981, 1995, and 2004 wings

Proposed work
•Electrical panel replacement
•Existing panels date to 1965 and 1971
•Windows & Doors
•Parking lot
•75+ parking spaces
•Water heater system
•Existing hot water heating boiler and systems are over 20 years old
•Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC)
•Most units are over 20 years old

Question 1
•Primary School
•Roofing and masonry reconstruction
•Door replacement –interior and exterior –to bring up to code
•Electrical panel replacement

•Middle School
•Roofing, gutters and masonry reconstruction
•Electrical panel replacement
•Install switch for temp. generator
•Sanitary sewer manhole and sewer line reconstruction
•Maintenance building exterior wall reconstruction

Question 2
•Primary School
•Mechanical: replace boilers (1995)
•Replace classroom unit ventilators
•Replace water heaters (1995)
•Replace lighting and add occupancy sensors (1954, 1971 wings) –energy savings

•Middle School
•75+ space parking lot
•Replace interior gym doors with fire rated doors
•Air conditioning in the cafeteria with new roof
•Ventilation in 1994 transformer room
•Replace condensing units
•Replace lighting and add occupancy sensors (1965, 1971 and 1981 wings) –energy savings

                             Taxpayer Impact
Scenario 1*
•Average assessed home value -$116, 177
•Annual impact -$82/year
•Monthly impact -$7
•Daily impact –23 cents
*Assuming 100% state aid, based on a 20 year bond

Scenario 2*
•Average assessed home value -$116, 177
•Annual impact -$90/year
•Monthly impact -$8
•Daily impact –27 cents
*Assuming 85% state aid, based on a 20 year bond

                         Total project cost = $4,794,872.00
              Total project cost eligible for state aid = $3,956,717.00
                      State aid is 48.96% = $1,937,386.00
                       Slide 22 at link has cost breakdown

Photos and descriptions of the proposed work at

Final Presidential Debate Transcript and Fact Check

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debated Wednesday night in Las Vegas — the final time before the November election.
NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, live-annotated the debate. Portions of the debate transcript with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact checks below.
Find more coverage at

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

3rd & Final Presidential Debate Tonight

In light of all the controversies that have developed in the last 15 days, this debate should be on your must see list.  This will be your last chance to see the two candidates face each other on the same stage.
The world is watching this debate and everyone will be paying close attention to the next 20 days until the election.

When is the third debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
The third presidential debate between Trump and Clinton will take place on Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV). No other presidential candidate met the 15 percent polling threshold to qualify for the debate.
What time is the debate and how long will it last?
The debate runs from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. E.T. without commercial breaks.
How can I watch the debate?
The debate will air on the leading major cable and television networks as well as C-SPAN.
How can I watch the debate online?
The websites for the major networks will also stream the debate live, as will C-SPAN's site.

Who will moderate the debate?
Chris Wallace, the anchor of Fox News Sunday, will moderate the final debate. Wallace is a three-time Emmy Award winning anchor for Fox News Sunday. He's worked for Fox News Channel since 2003 and previously spent 14 years working for ABC News. Wallace has covered almost every major political event for Fox. He's known for his aggressive questioning style of both Democrats and Republicans. In 2016, Wallace conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama, the first one the president did on the channel since 2014. Wallace did previous interviews with Obama in 2008, 2009, and 2013.
He also had a famously testy 2006 interview with Bill Clinton in which he questioned whether the president did enough during his time in office to capture Osama Bin Laden.

What is the format of the debate?
The debate is split into six 15-minute segments covering topics picked by Wallace. Both Clinton and Trump will have two minutes to respond to a question and then another chance to respond to their opponent. Wallace will use the leftover times to expand on the discussion topic.
The six discussion topics will be immigration, entitlements and debt, the Supreme Court, the economy, foreign policy, and each candidate's fitness to serve as president.

Mullica - LOST Chihuahua


Anyone who lives in Nesco , Our Chihuahua went out on the road on Wescoat Ave and a neighbor tried to chase to catch her and she ran. We are searching for her in the vicinity of Moores Ave. Please if anyone sees her message me or if anyone can help us look. PLEASE do not chase her.. We are frantic. She is the dog on the left.UPDATE::::::: POSSIBLE SIGHTING ON 2201 COLUMBIA RD, PAST MOORES HEADING TOWARDS MULLICA. WAS NEAR MANS MAILBOX AND GOT SPOOKED AND RAN.ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. SHE COULDN'T HAVE GONE TOO FAR.GETTING UP EARLY TO SEARCH Please
 We are trying to get up a search, Anyone who can help?
 If you see her we live at 2243 Wescoat Ave in Nesco. 856-478-1493 or 609 661 8248

Mullica Paid Out $95,000 To Laborer's Discrimination Lawsuit

On September 21, 2016, the Township of Mullica (Atlantic County) agreed to pay $95,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a "mixed race, both African-American and Puerto Rican" laborer who sued because he was allegedly discriminated against by his white supervisor and coworkers.

In his lawsuit, Jose Robles, a resident of Hammonton, said that his Supervisor, Steven Sperlak, would refer to him as "Hector, Carlos, Jesus and other traditionally Hispanic names" and that his coworkers told him that some equipment that was outside a local hunting club was for "hanging n****ers." Sperlak also allegedly made a joke about hangings that Robles found offensive.  His lawsuit claimed that when he asked why he wasn't give a code to access fuel from the fuel pumps, coworker Ronald Kahn said that it was "because you're Puerto Rican and you might steal gas."

The case is captioned Robles v. Township of Mullica, et al, Superior Court Docket No. ATL-L-871-14 and Robles's attorney was Kevin M. Costello of Mount Laurel.  Case documents are on-line here and former summary judgment briefs are on-line here.

None of lawsuit's allegations have been proven or disproven in court.  Settlement agreements typically state that payment does not constitute an admission of wrongdoing by any of the defendants.  All that is known for sure is that Mullica or its insurer, for whatever reason, decided that it would rather pay Robles $95,000 than take the matter to trial. Perhaps the defendants' decision was done to save further legal expense and the costs of trying what were in fact exaggerated or meritless claims. Or, perhaps the claims were true and the defendants wanted to avoid being embarrassed at trial. This is the problem when cases resolve before trial--it is impossible to know the truth of what really happened.

10/19/16 11:29am

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DNC Bus Dumps Human Waste in Storm Drain

Lawrenceville police are investigating a claim that involves a Democratic National Committee tour bus illegally dumping human waste in between campaign stops.

The incident occurred on Grayson Highway, Tuesday morning.
Police say when they arrived on the scene, toilet paper was scattered everywhere and there was a foul smell.
A Lawrenceville businessman took several photos of the tour bus dumping waste into the storm drain. You can see in the pictures, a liquid coming from the bottom of the bus.
According to the witness, a HAZMAT crew had to be called to the location.
CBS46 reached out to the DNC and they issued the following statement:
This was an honest mistake and we apologize to the Lawrenceville community for any harm we may have caused. We were unaware of any possible violations and have already taken corrective action with the charter bus company to prevent this from happening again. Furthermore, the DNC will work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as local and state officials to determine the best course of corrective action.
Gwinnett County Storm Water is now involved in the investigation as well as the State Environment Protection Department.

 Video at
(Really? Just an honest mistake??)

Mullica Senior Citizen Meeting At Noon

                                  Mullica Senior Citizens Meeting 
                                   October 19, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
                                           Hilda Frame School

Proof Of Widespread Deception

An undercover investigation by Project Veritas is showing the dark underbelly of the Democratic campaign machine, and the depths to which some organizations will sink to elect Hillary Clinton.
According to James O'Keefe, the investigation has uncovered evidence of a "dark money conspiracy", a violation of federal campaign co-ordination laws between Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and a variety of shady SuperPACs and consulting firms.
Project Veritas explains their investigation:
Project Veritas Action has just released the first video in a multi-part series which exposes the dark secrets at the highest levels of the DNC and Clinton presidential campaign. Using hidden cameras, undercover journalists reveal key players coordinating clandestine operations in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The video, supported by emails recently released by WikiLeaks, shows that the dirty tricks, lines of communications and the money trail lead all the way to the top.
The video discloses numerous examples of behind-the-scenes shady practices with consequences most Americans have seen on national television at Donald Trump campaign rallies across the country. What the media hasn’t reported is that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee has been directing these activities with, at very best, a very thin veil of plausible deniability. This series of videos is the culmination of a year-long investigation by the undercover journalists at Project Veritas Action.
Entire article at

Warning - Graphic Language 

Part 1 - Pay protestors & promote trouble

Part 2 - How to bring in mass illegal voters   

More videos to be released soon

What you can do now

Videos of Clinton speaking of the violence at Trump Events

Interview about how James O'Keefe infiltrated the DNC

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mullica Historical Society Meeting Tonight

The October speaker’s theme is “Creepy Places in South Jersey”.  Peter Wawrzonkiewicz and the Morning Star Paranormal will be the guest speakers.  Peter and the group will explain what their group does and how they got interested in the Creepy Places in South Jersey.  Check out the “Good Old Days”, canning display and how our families preserved their crops for winter consumption,  Mark your calendar for the Second Schoolhouse Christmas, November 15th.  Museum will be open.  Plan to join for the talk and meeting October 18th, 7:00 p.m. at the Hilda Farm School, Nesco Road, Nesco.  For more information call 609-561-4034.

 Mullica in the Pines Historical Society Museum hours are every Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  For more information contact (609) 561-4034

Monday, October 17, 2016

Last Chance to Register To Vote 10/18

TRENTON — New Jerseyans who wants to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 general election have until Tuesday to register.
New Jersey doesn't have online voter registration, so residents must mail or hand deliver their registration forms.
Forms are available through the state Division of Elections website, at county board of elections, at municipal town halls, and at social services agencies such as motor vehicle offices.
Many county offices will have extended evening hours Tuesday for registration.
To register to vote in New Jersey, you must be 18 years old by the election and a resident of the county for 30 days before the election. You must also be a U.S. citizen and cannot be currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction.
The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day.

 People who can't or don't want to vote in person face a Nov. 1 deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot, according to the division's website. County registration forms may be found here. Overseas Civilians and Military Voters have until Nov. 4 to obtain an electronic ballot.

In addition to the headline-grabbing presidential election, the Nov. 8 ballot in New Jersey will ask voters to decide two questions.

The first is a highly publicized fight over expanding gaming to north Jersey. If approved, the state Constitution would be amended to allow two casinos in the northern part of the state.

A second ballot question asks voters to amend the Constitution to dedicate all revenue from a new 23-cent-per-gallon increase in the gasoline tax to transportation projects.
Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday raising the tax for the first time since 1988. It is expected to take effect Nov. 1.

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Atlantic County Shredding Event

Request Removal of Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) released the following statement and summary findings after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released additional files related to its investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
“We find Under Secretary Kennedy’s actions extremely disturbing. Those who receive classified intelligence should not barter in it – that is reckless behavior with our nation’s secrets. Someone who would try to get classification markings doctored should not continue serving in the State Department or retain access to classified information. Therefore, President Obama and Secretary Kerry should immediately remove Under Secretary Kennedy pending a full investigation.”
The Chairmen sent letters to U.S. State Department Secretary John Kerry and Inspector General Steve Linick requesting the immediate removal of Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy and an investigation into the misconduct.

A summary of key findings from the documents is at link

American Girl Tea Party

Mullica Twp PTA shared their event.
Tickets are still on sale but going fast!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

St Mary's in the Pines Cemetery Event

Will Be Celebrated At the Historical
Saint Mary’s in the Pines Cemetery
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Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 AM
Jackson Road and Pleasant Mills Road
Pleasant Mills, NJ
Celebrant: Msgr. Michael Mannion
Music Provided by
Saint Mary’s in the Pines Ensemble
Following the Mass, light refreshments will be served at
Pinelands United Methodist Church - Nesco
All Are Welcome
For information call 609.567.1613

Thank You !

                                    Mullica In The Pines Historical Society
Would like to thank everyone for the wonderful turnout for the "King Kong"free outdoor movie event held last Friday night.  A great time was had by all!

Mullica "Trunk or Treat" Saturday 10 /22

 Only 6 days until "Trunk or Treat" is held at the REC Fields.
Please let the Township know if you will be decorating your trunk.
                         (see link at bottom for some ideas)
                                        Call 561-0064.
It is very important for them to know how many people will be participating in this event for the kids. 
Donations for this event are greatly appreciated.          

                                  HAPPY HALLOWEEN !

                             Mullica Township invites you
                                      "Trunk  or Treat"

                                    Saturday, Oct. 22nd
                               Mullica Township REC Fields
                                              6:00 P.M.
                                           Rain or Shine

*  Children dress in your costumes for "Trunk or Treat"
    Prizes given for top costumes

*  Bring your vehicle decorated and hand out treats from the trunk!
    Prizes for the top three decorated trunks!

All trunks need to be parked & decorated no later than 5:45 pm

Set up between Concession Stand Field and SR League Field

Contact the Clerk's office and let us know if you will be providing a trunk
or for more information, call 561 - 0064 or email or

(This event is being held in lieu of the annual Halloween Parade)

"Trick or Treating" will still be Oct. 31st from 6pm - 8pm

Flyer at

Some ideas for decorating your trunk at

Positions Open At Viking Mullica Yachts

 John Leek IV, General Manager of the New Viking Mullica Plant, says the company is looking to hire Electricians, machinists, carpenters, fiberglass workers and other trade professionals.

MULLICA TOWNSHIP — The Vikings have conquered the Mullica River. Now, they’re looking for help.
The owners of Viking Yachts, the high-end boatbuilders based in New Gretna, on the Bass River in Burlington County, recently closed on the purchase, for an officially reported $999,999, of the property and production lines of the former Ocean Yachts.
Those 80 or so acres and 88,000 square feet of buildings are off the Mullica River in the Weekstown section of Mullica Township, about 12 miles by road from Viking’s headquarters.

 The owners call their latest addition Viking Mullica, but the Ocean Yachts name hasn’t disappeared from the water. In February, Egg Harbor Yachts announced the Egg Harbor City-based builder had bought Ocean Yachts’ trade name, engineering and most of its molds.

But Viking did get one model and mold based on an Ocean Yachts design as part of its property purchase. And in August, Viking started to build its first 37-foot Billfish models at Viking Mullica.
“We redesigned a number of things, changed some of the lines and the cockpit,” says Peter Frederiksen, a Viking spokesman. “We wanted to make sure people … knew right away it was a Viking.”

John Leek IV is general manager of the new Viking Mullica plant. He’s also the grandson of the late John Leek Jr., or Jack, who founded Ocean Yachts in 1977 near his home overlooking the Mullica River.
The 36-year-old general manager, who started working at Ocean Yachts as a kid, says he was closely involved in the family’s planning of the Billfish.
“I had a lot of pride in what (Ocean) did” with the boat, Leek says, standing in a production building where about 25 workers are now building those early Billfish models, on schedule for a February unveiling in Miami. “But I can honestly say that I’m really pleased with the changes they made. … We did it the Viking way.”

He’s also happy to say that many more workers are about to join that early crew, which includes the last 12 workers left at Ocean Yachts before the sale. As the first 37-footers get near the finish line, he expects to have 50 workers at Viking Mullica by December.
Plus, the company plans to start a second Mullica production line in January, to shift work on three more Viking models — in lengths of 42, 48 and 52 feet — to its new plant. Leek says they’ll need 90 more workers in all sorts of trades then, so they’re looking to hire now.

 “Electricians, machinists, carpenters,” fiberglass workers and more are on his needs list, Leek says. And the company’s website, — its preferred route to get job applications — says Viking has openings in almost two dozen more boat-building specialties.

 The company always prefers skilled workers, but Leek says Viking will train people to do things the company’s way.
“There absolutely is experience around,” Leek agrees, because the national recession and other economic troubles have put many local boatbuilders out of work.
Now, with the closing last week of Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, South Jersey has lost an additional 2,800 jobs. And more than 10,000 casino jobs have disappeared since 2014.
At times, ”Viking and others in the (boat) business struggled because we lost out to what were perceived to be better jobs in the casinos,” Leek said. “But people who have been learning and doing trades in Atlantic City could be a good fit” at building boats, he adds.

 One more good fit is that by buying Viking Mullica and shifting work on some of its smaller models to the new boatyard, Leek says the company gives itself more room in New Gretna to focus on bigger boats.

They now include several models up to 92 feet long, which normally retail for $10 million to $12 million, a spokesman says.
For more job details, see or call the company at 609-296-6000.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Real Estate Transactions 10/15


Mullica REC Night -Tonight 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Police Dispatcher Position -Galloway

The Galloway Township Police Department has openings for full time Public Safety Dispatchers. Public Safety Dispatchers provide a vital link between our citizens and emergency services. Our Communications Center is a fast paced environment with the responsibility of coordinating emergency services for the communities Galloway Township, Mullica Township, and Port Republic. We handle approximately 50,000 calls for service and officer initiated activities each year, dispatching for 2 police agencies, 10 fire companies, and 1 EMS agency.
Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
At least 18 years old
High School Diploma
Ability to speak and read the English language
Ability to multitask
The following qualifications are preferred but not required to apply:
Current Basic Telecommunicator/9-1-1 certification
Current Emergency Medical Dispatcher certification
Current CPR certification
Basic typing skills
Prior Public Safety Dispatch experience
Prior police, fire, or EMS experience
Applicants are advised of the following:
You will be subject to a full background investigation including criminal and motor vehicle history.
You will be subject to a psychiatric examination to determine fitness for the position.
 If hired you will be assigned a shift based upon the needs of the Police Department. Our Communications Center provides 24 hour a day services.
If hired your assignment will require you to work weekends and holidays.
Applications can be completed by visiting the following

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mullica Monster Mash

Don't miss Sweetwater Marina and Riverdeck Mullica Monster Mash and Final Bash of the season!!
Fun Speciality Drinks, Prizes, Optional $15 buffet ( includes 1 free drink) Extra Tent - both heated. Bonfire ! It's going to a fun night!
getting ready for Halloween at Sweetwater Marina and Riverdeck.


Sergio DeRosa Indicted For Murder

Press Release: A Mullica Township man was indicted for murder, in connection with the shooting death of his wife at their home in 2014

The former owner of the Old Bay Restaurant and Bar in Egg Harbor City has been indicted on a murder charge in the 2014 shooting death of his wife.
An Atlantic County grand jury ruled Sept. 27 that Sergio DeRosa, 57, of Pleasant Mills Road, Mullica Township, knowingly and purposely caused the death of his wife, Lynn DeRosa, who was found dead at their home just before 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2014 with a shotgun wound to the head. An autopsy determined the manner of death to be a homicide.
The DeRosas used to own the Old Bay Restaurant and Bar in Egg Harbor City, which later became the Burger Pub. The restaurant, in the 200 block of Philadelphia Avenue, closed a few years ago.
Sergio DeRosa was originally indicted on a charge of manslaughter on Sept. 9, 2015, and has been free on bail since. DeRosa has now been indicted on a murder charge, which supersedes the previous indictment. He turned himself in to Major Crimes Unit detectives this week.

No information has been released on what may have led to the shooting.
DeRosa is now free again on $150,000 bail but is required to wear an electronic monitoring device at all times. He is not allowed to leave the state.
Anyone with information regarding the incident can call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or the Mullica Township Police Department at 609-652-2037.

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Kellyanne Conway Has Local Roots

Kellyanne Conway became Donald J. Trump's Campaign Manager Aug. 17, 2016
She grew up as Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, the only child in a household full of strong, working women.
Along with with her mom, she lived with unmarried aunts Rita and Marie DiNatale and grandmother Antoinette DiNatale, in a brick ranch home just off the White Horse Pike in the working class Atco section of Waterford Township in Camden County.
She attended St. Joseph's High School, just 10 miles east down the White Horse Pike in Hammonton. Both communities are a mix of farms and suburbs.
During Conway's childhood, her aunt Rita ran Country Farm Custard on the pike, next to Mama D's and the Country Farm Market, run by another aunt Angela Coia and her husband, Ed.

Conway always had a hardworking and competitive streak, probably influenced by living with so many businesswomen, said Coia, who still runs Mama D’s catering and homemade pasta business.
"She just had to be first,” said Coia.  “She’d stay up until 1 a.m. studying, sleep, then get up again at 3 a.m. to study some more.”

As a high school junior, she was drawn to politics when President Ronald Reagan came to Hammonton, where he spoke to a crowd estimated at 25,000 downtown, said Rita DiNatale.
When just a teen she was the fastest berry packer at Indian Brand Farms in Hammonton. And that was in the days before automation, said owner and family friend Bill DiMeo, when packers moved berries from wooden field pallets to cardboard containers by hand.

 The 1985 valedictorian at St. Joseph’s, she now sits on the high school's Board of Trustees. She owns a vacation home in Ventnor.

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Christie Faces Official Misconduct Charge

TRENTON — Republican Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t charged by federal prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case and wasn’t held responsible by other investigations into the political revenge plot, but he’s now been ensnared again in the legal fallout because of a citizen’s misconduct complaint.
On Thursday, a New Jersey judge in Hackensack allowed the complaint against Christie to move forward. Christie’s office said he will appeal and described the citizen as a “serial complainant and political activist with a history of abusing the system.”
The complaint, filed by retired Teaneck firefighter William Brennan, alleges Christie “knowingly refrained from ordering that his subordinates take all necessary action to re-open local access lanes” from Fort Lee that had been “closed with the purpose to injure Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich” for not endorsing Christie’s re-election bid.

 The governor’s misconduct case next goes to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Hackensack, which will decide whether it will lead to an indictment. Christie appointed the prosecutor in that office.

 Official misconduct is considered a second-degree offense in New Jersey and carries a possible sentence of five to 10 years. An initial court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 24.

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Free "King Kong " Movie Tonight

  Outdoor Movie Night
  OCT 14th 2016
 Mullica In The Pines Historical Society Presents A free Movie Night with KING KONG (1933 b/w) , Food and Drink including popcorn Available , please No ATVS/Carts , Parking Spaces Available No Alcohol on premises, Family Fun Night Children welcome , NO Pets (dogs ect) , bring your own Seating/Blankets/Flashlights
October 14th , Friday Evening .
For information, call 609-561-4034.