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Hammonton man faces arson charges in Mullica

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, November 03, 2014 12:47 pm

Township police officers have arrested a Hammonton man and charged him with setting an Oct. 29 fire that resulted in more than $150,000 in damages to a township home. Christopher E. Smith was arrested./Mullica Township Police Township police officers have arrested a Hammonton man and charged him with setting an Oct. 29 fire that resulted in more than $150,000 in damages to a township home. Christopher E. Smith was arrested./Mullica Township Police MULLICA _ Township police officers have arrested a Hammonton man and charged him with setting an Oct. 29 fire that resulted in more than $150,000 in damages to a township home.

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Pedestrian struck and killed in Hamilton

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, November 03, 2014 11:31 am

Pedestrian struck and killed in Hamilton Pedestrian struck and killed in Hamilton HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A pedestrian died Sunday night when they were struck by a car on the Black Horse Pike near McKee Avenue, police said. Details have not yet been released about the identity of the victim.

A 2008 Honda Civic, driven by Caterina M. Giordano, 58, of Waterford, was eastbound on Route 322 when it struck the pedestrian, according to the Township of Hamilton Police Department, which was called at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.

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Halloween spirit at Oakcrest

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, November 03, 2014 10:39 am

A A Oakcrest High School showed its Halloween spirit on Oct. 31 for Halloween Dress up Day at the school.  Teachers and students enjoyed showing off their creative talents.

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Huge crowd turns out for 60th anniversary Halloween parade in Mays Landing (Slideshow)

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, November 03, 2014 09:28 am

There was something strange in the neighborhood, so the parade committee knew who to call. There was something strange in the neighborhood, so the parade committee knew who to call. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – With more than 1000 marchers, and at least quadruple that number of onlookers, the annual Mays Landing Halloween Parade celebrated its 60th anniversary on Thursday, October 30. The event was sponsored by the Mays Landing Rotary Club and the Main Street Merchants Association.

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Oakcrest Campaign Convention

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Written by Julie Hazard Sunday, November 02, 2014 11:00 pm

Senior Amber Juzwiak tests an actual voting booth. Senior Amber Juzwiak tests an actual voting booth. Oakcrest High School Social Studies Club held its annual Campaign Convention on Oct. 7 in the school gym with the purpose of acquainting fellow students with the political process and to encourage youth participation. A panel of local politicians addressed the students in a town hall-style forum. Social Studies Club and AP government students ran election-themed games, held a mock election, and voter registration was available to eligible students and staff.

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Local food bank recipients to benefit from generous donation

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, October 31, 2014 11:00 pm

Volunteers Nina Hartman and Linda Smith, along with Laurie Johnson who is not pictured, have helped to organize the belongings of Sanford moss to prepare for the estate sale. Volunteers Nina Hartman and Linda Smith, along with Laurie Johnson who is not pictured, have helped to organize the belongings of Sanford moss to prepare for the estate sale. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Mays Landing resident Sanford Moss had shared a 55-year friendship with Harold Kurtz of New Brighton, Minnesota when Moss passed away on July 5 of this year. Having no offspring, Moss had requested that Kurtz, and his wife Grace, serve as co-executors of his estate should he pass before them.

Moss and Kurtz met when they were both teaching assistants at the University of Wisconsin where they shared an office. They maintained their friendship over the years including many travels abroad that they took together.

Moss had numerous positions after graduation including publications and information director at Atlantic Cape Community College. 

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Spooky stories highlight annual Ghost Walk in Mays Landing

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, October 31, 2014 02:25 pm

Former township Mayor John Sacchinelli told the tale of local butcher George Bellamy, who tired of his girlfriend’s complaints and decided to make her a “dismember” of the community. Former township Mayor John Sacchinelli told the tale of local butcher George Bellamy, who tired of his girlfriend’s complaints and decided to make her a “dismember” of the community. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Those who attended the annual Ghost Walk in Mays Landing on Friday evening, Oct. 24, were treated to a number of spooky historical tales told by local volunteers, many of whom dressed to play the part of the characters they were portraying.

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Local political campaign materials displayed at Mays Landing museum

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, October 31, 2014 02:24 pm

Hamilton Township Historical Society officers Reverend John Ash, Cheryl Fetty and Carl Farrell look over some of the campaign materials at the “All Politics is Local” exhibit. Hamilton Township Historical Society officers Reverend John Ash, Cheryl Fetty and Carl Farrell look over some of the campaign materials at the “All Politics is Local” exhibit. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - The Hamilton Township Historical Society hosted an open house and special exhibit at its museum on Mill Street in Mays Landing to commemorate the election season, titled “All Politics is Local,” Thursday Oct. 23. Visitors who attended saw past local election history, such as political campaign signs, slogans, sample ballots, campaign memorabilia and photos of previous local politicians.  

   

Hamilton PTA sponsors school board candidates’ night

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, October 31, 2014 02:16 pm

The candidates for three school board seats in Hamilton Township that participated in the candidates’ forum included, from left, Eric Aiken, James Erickson, Amy Hassa, George Hassa, Derek Haye and Barbara Kupp. The candidates for three school board seats in Hamilton Township that participated in the candidates’ forum included, from left, Eric Aiken, James Erickson, Amy Hassa, George Hassa, Derek Haye and Barbara Kupp. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The six candidates for the three open seats on the Hamilton Township Board of Education participated in a candidates’ night sponsored by the district’s PTA on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the William Davies Middle School Media Center. The six provided opening and closing comments, detailed their qualifications and answered questions from the audience.

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Oakcrest open house

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, October 31, 2014 12:33 pm

Art student Zoe Mandrell displays her work in the Art Gallery Walk. Art student Zoe Mandrell displays her work in the Art Gallery Walk. Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing held its first Open House Sat., Oct. 25. Eighth graders, parents and community members had an opportunity to meet the high school administrative team, tour the building, attend an activity and athletic fair, and visit with guidance counselors. Performing Arts department's choir, band, dance and drama held performances.

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