The Hammonton Gazette 10/29/14 edition - Page 2

The Hammonton Gazette IS SOLD IN 70+ LOCATIONS IN: Hammonton • Folsom • Mullica Twp. • Egg Harbor City Waterford Twp. • Winslow Twp. • Buena • Collings Lakes Profiles of council and school board candidates p. 16-17 Mary Poppins comes to life in Philadelphia p. 37 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 BEER RETURNS TO BREWERY? Volume 18 • Issue 44 www.hammontongazette.com tomfoolery Brewing LLC seeking council’s approval on beer garden by Brittany Mauro Gazette Staff Writer HaMMONtON—at the October 27 regular meeting of the Hammonton town Council, the council members reviewed a proposal for tomfoolery Brewing LLC. ac- cording to town officials, the company plans to open in the location of the former eastern Brewing Co. on 13th Street and Washington Street. Mayor Stephen DiDonato told The Gazette on October 28 that the company would be using the loading docks portion of the property. in this location, they plan to have a beer garden with twelve pub-sized tables. Council needs to approve the beer garden before plans take action, and council members said they wanted more information before they moved forward on the approval of the beer garden area. Plans for a distillery at the for- mer Major Muffler property on egg Harbor road near the Historic Hammonton train Station are also moving forward through an unrelated company, according to the council. in other council business, council members reiterated the information given during the special October 20 town council meeting regarding the reconstruction of Grape, Packard, Second and Pratt Street projects. the information included the following, according to the agenda: Packard Street: it is anticipated that this road will receive base Tony Rodio earns Trunk-or-treat held at St. Joe national recognition by Gabe Donio Gazette Staff Writer atLaNtiC CitY—tony rodio was among those inducted into the italian-american National Hall of fame at a ceremony held on October 25 at the tropicana Casino and resort in atlantic City. the following individuals were See COUNCIL, Page 14 selected for induction: Dr. Pasquale De Maio, Ph.D., M.B.a., Vice President-international Quality & regulatory affairs (retired), and the Block Drug Company, inc. (GlaxoSmithKline); Maria imbalzano, esquire, Share Holder at Stark & Stark, also a published author; tony rodio, President and Chief executive Officer, tropicana en- Bagliani on 44 years in skating business by Paul J. Macrie IV Gazette Staff Writer HaMMONtON—rollway Skating rink has provided families with quality fun and entertainment for 44 years. Located on South Second Street, near route See  RODIO, Page 15 54 and the atlantic City expressway entrance, it has been a familyoriented establishment that has impacted several generations in Hammonton and the surrounding area. Owner rita Bagliani reminisced about more than four decades of Sue’s Place event is fall fun Variances approved See SKATING, Page 4 THG/Lauren Crescenzo. To purchase photos in The Gazette, call (609) 704-1940. St. Joseph Elementary School held its annual Trunk-or-Treat on October 25 at the school. Madison Schino, Olivia Woodward, Dylan Campbell and Carly Merlino were all dressed for the occasion. For more pictures, see Page 25. by Paul J. Macrie IV Gazette Staff Writer HaMMONtON—the Hammonton zoning Board of adjustment held its regular meeting on October 23. there was one use variance application that was heard during the session. the use variance case was from applicant Luke Coia, who was seeking to modify a previous use variance approval to operate an auto repair business, changing the use to a seasonal fencing installation operation on 453 Middle road. a second original use variance application, which was previously scheduled during the October 23 zoning board meeting, will be heard on tuesday, November 5 as the Hammonton Planning Board will handle the matter now. the applicant, Max Wilson, is seeking to permit a used car dealership at the back of his property on route 30, but a use variance is not re- Dog park, Little League issues at Parks & Rec by Zack Brown Gazette Staff Writer THG/Paul J. Macrie IV. To purchase photos in The Gazette, call (609) 704-1940. Sue’s Place held a Fall Festival at its location on Pleasant Mills Road. Above: Members of the Greyhound Friends of New Jersey and Humane Society of Atlantic County Manya Meyer, Danielle Tustin, Patricia Tustin and Michael Marcantonio. SUBSCRIBE TO The Gazette! HaMMONtON—the Hammonton Parks and recreation Commission received reports from Hammonton Dog Park Volunteers spokesperson Shelley Weckerly and Hammonton Little League See ZONING, Page 10 President Mark Bianchini at their monthly meeting at town hall on October 21. Weckerly updated the commission on the Hammonton Dog Park Volunteers saying it has 30 active members and more than 570 people following the group on facebook. She also said the group ONLY $20 FOR 52 WEEKS! CALL (609) 704-1940 See REC, Page 3