Eagles calm down everybody; Somebody lost their mind; Bad bus driver; Jack Horner in rehab; M25; Get to know Melissa Helmbrecht Kappeler!; Peggy Gentile-Van Meter schools CBK; Vote for these BOE candidates; Gary E. Meyer on 92.1 FM Saturday


The column that says as long as the Eagles keep winning, the Delaware Valley won’t care about the rest of the world, and this is the time to ask for donations for your cause, to go to the bank for a loan and ask for volunteers to clean up anything that’s dirty, because that’s how starved we are for a winner while rebuilding every sports team in the city.

By Jack Hummel

Radio: 92.1 FM WVLT Saturdays noon to 2 p.m.

Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

Phone: 856-237-6645

U.S. Army: RA13815980

Google all columns at jackhummelblog

Good evening!

It must be boring living in New England knowing the Patriots are going to the playoffs every year and never having a down season.

You can’t appreciate a great season until you’ve experienced losing, and Philly fans are way beyond appreciative.

“Good evening, folks.

“So, I would like to apologize for an earlier post which was racist, elitist, and, frankly, one of the reasons we have trouble getting people to work together in this city.

“The post was absolutely reprehensible. I want to be clear — racism, elitism, sexism, or any other derogatory posts will be deleted, as will the user who posts it.

“This group is about bringing people together, and harnessing the power of unity to affect positive change in this city. It turns my stomach that I live in a city where I would have to write something so obvious.

“But I run this group because I believe that if we all work together, it will not always be this way.”

— D. Bailey Miles,

Taking Back Millville

“Another bus passing on Husted Station Road, small blue car.

“Parents, keep your phone handy to snap a picture as evidence.

“Thank God my son was grabbing a water bottle and was running behind this a.m. Usually he stands at the end of the drive and crosses right away. I don’t understand; It’s a big yellow bus with flashing lights!”

— Gail Ward

“My buddy Jack Horner, age 97, is back in the hospital again. He  is about to be moved to rehad, but where, I don,t know yet.

“And his little dog Toto is being taken care of. She is doing fine.

“As for Hawaii, spent 9 months there. Hated the place and people. If you weren’t a tourist with boatloads of money, they didn’t want you there.”

— Shep,

the Vietnam Marine

The M25 Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit in Cumberland County created for the sole purpose of engaging, equipping, empowering, and mobilizing the local church and faith-based organizations to employ innovative and cooperative solutions to alleviate suffering, feed the hungry, end poverty, reduce crime, revitalize a spirit community and transform lives!

Phone: 1-844-M25-HOPE.

Make the call.



We want you to get to know Melissa Helmbrecht Kappeler if you are a leader in Bridgeton.

Her Pascale Sykes Foundation-based Court Appointed Special Advocates — 25 strong — is moving into the Ashley-McCormick building on Saturday.

This is bigger than anything else that has happened at “The Ashley,” as she calls it.

Way bigger than the different cuisine nights held there.

Forget the dull title Court Appointed Special Advocates. Not very inspiring.

Just remember that Melissa Helmbrecht Kappeler has her fingers on the pulse of every big-time spender in the United States.

She was the one who phoned all the billionaires to find out which ones wanted to go on a space shuttle at a cost of $20,000,000.

Keep your fingers crossed, Bridgeton.

And you, reader, if you have a wagon, hitch it!


“I am happy for you that you have (had) parents who taught you so much. Too bad too many young people do not have role model parents such as yours.

“Politics does play a major role in what happens in the school system. Fortunately, there are many teachers who are the role models for our young students because their parents are not.

“And, yes, I am proud to be a card carrying ‘thank a teacher if you can read this’ individual. I know nothing about you except for some of the mean things I have read that you have posted.

“You probably would not last a week in a classroom with what the teachers have to do today.

“Just like the politicians who do not know a thing about being a teacher, but sure are quick to pass mandates and have nothing to back it up. We should all be a part of the solution, not part of the problem.

“Jack, I hope you had a great birthday.”

— Peggy Gentile-Van Meter,

retired teacher

We have good teachers, and we know this because we have interviewed them.

You can’t sit through an entire interview and try to fool somebody.

Money has been thrown at our situation, and we know this because of Abbott districts.

But we are no closer to turning out the results we want, and Trenton will never do that for us.

This is where we are:

“I am so glad I don’t have to send my child through the Bridgeton School System.”

“I will spend $600 a month on tuition to send my child to Hopewell.”

And, yet, we can still graduate geniuses like Michael Brooks LaSure and Kate Sheppard, who we know because we have worked with both.

“Bridgeton PSA:

“The Political Season is approaching. Please understand that the EVERYDAY DECISIONS on local education and community and economic development are made by LOCAL POLITICIANS!

“VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN IN THE COMMUNITY ALL YEAR hosting Community Events, Mentoring Events, Educational Events, and Running Phenomenal Programs.



“Some may be on different teams running against each other, but it’s up to the COMMUNITY TO VOTE WITH PURPOSE, because once they’re VOTED IN, they will be on the SAME TEAM changing lives through EDUCATION!

“Change the Culture of Academics in BRIDGETON by voting for these 3. If you don’t know their resume, you will soon!”

— Bryan Real,

Takes A Village

How can they turn it around, Bryan, with Abbott about to be history?

This Saturday, from noon to 2 p.m., Cat Man Do — Gary E. Meyer, the man who is making stray cats unable to reproduce in Millville, will be on 92.1 FM taking your calls.

Just back from Thailand, where he ran a spay/neuter program.

YOU CAN BOOK IT: Tell me again and again and again why we have to go to school.

Eagles calm down everybody; Somebody lost their mind; Bad bus driver; Jack Horner in rehab; M25; Get to know Melissa Helmbrecht Kappeler!; Peggy Gentile-Van Meter schools CBK; Vote for these BOE candidates; Gary E. Meyer on 92.1 FM Saturday

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