By Jack Hummel
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Bridgeton Police bicycle patrol was at the library five times today making sure everything was OK, and it was.
It’s called presence.
Which reminds us of a couple of weeks ago while waiting at the Dunkin’ Donuts, a ne’r do well drunk started to go between the driver’s side of our car and the window.
Who does that?
The hand immediately went up to stop.
Now what if a woman was alone waiting for food. It would scare her to death. This guy was in no shape to do anything to man, but “Stop right there!” upset him.
And he started to yell that he just wanted to talk to the window guy, and that he had stopped when I protested, so bleep me.
The window guy apparently knew him, so maybe he gives him something besides liquor.
“Oh, that’s Bridgeton!” you shake your head.
No, it’s just life the way we’ve made it.
You poor, poor people who don’t know what is going on with Melissa Helmbrecht Keppeler in Bridgeton.
We told you to follow and things could happen that you’ve never imagined.
She would have been on 92.1 FM with us today, but she was in Trenton for the foster kids scholarship kickoff where 53 full rides to college were handed out.
Bill Waterman got 23 Bridgeton High students full rides to college. He was recognized in front of the dean of the college.
First Star, the program Melissa brought here so foster children could experience life at college during a summer camp on campus, received 30 free rides to college.
That’s 53 kids going to college.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Just the beginning of the money train.
Rain that hits the ground!
Melissa and her band of CASA employees have moved into the second floor of the Ashley-McCormick building.
With as many street traffickers as county workers that would been on the third floor of that proposed library on Laurel Street.
When is the last time 25 people moved into downtown Bridgeton?
Have we doubled the workforce downtown?
“Just wondering what ever happened to the Halloween tour of Cumberland County graveyards.
“I believe it was sponsored by the county Historical Society. It was a huge hit and sold out early.
“I always wanted to go on it, but I was working. I really wish they’d bring it back.”
— Eileen Tedesco Bennett
We’ll take you.
Would you believe I’ve never heard of it?
Was it supposed to be scary? We know a graveyard we can visit at noon and see everything you don’t want to see going on.