The column that says how does a roundtable of Bridgeton Main Street’s Steve Paul, M&B Clothing’s Mike Allen and all-around planner Cindy Williams sound on 92.1 FM around the middle of January broadcast around Bruce Riley, of Ultra Clean and the Greater Bridgeton Chamber of Commerce, coming on with two of his critical thinking friends to talk about bringing companies into the county, because Cindy is pumped, Steve is always pumped and we figure Mike could use the publicity after selling Steve a pair of shoes, and, frankly, we’re fed up with the progress in the park over petty differences.
By Jack Hummel
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You know Cindy Williams from outlining a park plan for Bridgeton, but we haven’t met Mike Allen.
But Cindy has worked with him not only on his branding, but designed his facade.
Millville Code Blue …
“As of right now, we have no need or room to store more clothes, coats, bedding items. We just have absolutely no storage space at all. Thank you for understanding.
“If you have items like this that you would like to donate to a good cause, I suggest Celebrating our Vets.
“We can use HOT HANDS, warm socks, warm gloves and hats. I am looking for one winter coat for a specific guest. He wears a 4 or 5X.
“We will be needing paper goods shortly. I will post when we get an opening date for perishable items. Thank you so much for your support.”
— Cindi Stanger Cooke
From Sam Feinstein …
Did you know the News never joined the UEZ?
“We have used probably a couple few million UEZ dollars over the past 35 years.
“It hurts the state, because the funds come sales tax collected in the zone. It is funneled back to the zone instead of going to the state.”
— Sam Feinstein
“They would have giving it back to big industry, anyway.
“I hope we (Bridgeton) put it to good use. I guess they better have a backup plan to recoup those funds elsewhere without raising property taxes.
“We need real sustainable plans for the future of this town.”
— Jorje Romero
“I’ve lived here for 40 years and have been patronizing them since (formerly Pizza Plaza). Always the best food around!”
— Linda Eisenberg
Which reminds us that we talked with Mrs. DiLisi tonight and the Jan. 18 fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. called the Deanna Speranza-Murphy Fundraiser for Deerfield School at DiLisi’s Ristorante is in place and she is sending us a flier by email that you can bring with you or download on your phone, and can we deliver enough to the school for every student so the parents can support this cause for programs and equipment the school budget cannot cover.
Fifteen (15) percent of your bill will go to the school, even if you only mention when you enter the eatery in the Upper Deerfield Shopping Center.
It is a Wednesday, but Byron will be there, even without pay to control the herd of hungry.
And pick up your $5 discount card.
How much did you raise at Chic-Fil-A last week, Jennifer Scythes?
Here is the best news …
“I’m on it! We are going to make fliers and our CST will do the robo call home to let families know.
“Contacted Jen Sythes. She is on the Community Funraising committee and the PTO president! (Because this kid can’t do enough!) she is on it!”
— Deanna Speranza-Murphy,
former board of education president
They all know her at DiLisi’s. She’s a Speranza. Everybody knows the Speranzas.
And their wives, like Dolly Speranza, who Sal asked for tonight!
Two tiger cubs now at the Cohanzick Zoo.
Gloria Cortez now works in Vineland, so she can’t go down at lunchtime and play hands against the fence with them like she did the white tigers.
On the sale of the liquor license in Upper Deerfield …
“The Township Committee is taking its time in order to do it right.
— Ted Ritter
Speaking of commerce …
How can the owner of Upper Deerfield Plaza charge Cherry Hill-type rent?
Now with four empty buildings, how many more have to move out before something is done?
None of that money stays here.
Somebody said it’s worth $25 million. Buy it, Bruce Riley!
From Millville Memory Lane …
“In 1957, when dad was building his home in Oakland Estates, Gifford’s did the excavation, cleared the land, took away all the trees and stumps, graded for the driveway, dug the cellar, then when the cellar was in, came back and backfilled and graded again.
“All for $145! Amazing how things have gone up!”
— Tom Felmey
Didn’t know this …
“Yes, CLL. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
“Jack, fighting hard. I’m doing good.
“It will never go away.”
— Todd Buirch,
after eighth treatment
our favorite EMT
Todd may make it to 92.1 FM tomorrow at 12:15 a.m.
If so, you can call in with your favorite Todd Buirch story. If ot, we’ll get him on sooner or later.
YOU CAN BOOK IT: Never think it can’t happen to you.