Cumberland Tire advertising on TV; Pastor Albert Morgan on the runway; EMS Cafe No. 1; Knipe best ACO; Gypsy fundraiser Feb. 1, who’s going?; Millville PAL basketball; Why Millville loves Millville


Can we get Pastor Albert Morgan to pose for a window shot at Mike Allen’s M&B Men’s Clothing in downtown Bridgeton, since he poses regularly on Facebook in a different suit each time, and Mike could use the publicity, and, hey, Steve Paul, Cumberland Tire advertises regularly on TV, so how come you can’t get an advertising budget going downtown?

By Jack Hummel

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Not to toot our horn but we have it going on over here in Quinton at EMS Cafe.

Best of Salem County in
2015 Best Iced Tea
2015 Best Fries
2016 Best Burgers
2016 Best Breakfast
2016 Best Fries
2016 Best Specialty Sandwich

Family Promise Best of SJ
2016 best Soup

Named top 12 pancakes in New Jersey by Only in our State Magazine.

97 Quinton Marlboro Rd Mile marker 13 on Rte 49.

Check out our Take Out Pizzaria in Alloway at 3 S Greenwich St.

Eateries can toot all they want here.

This is what we have to guard against.

A little history.

April 12, 2011

A resolution from last Tuesday’s council meeting has some thinking the city is shopping around for a new animal control officer.

If so, Bridgeton would be bumping Billy Knipe from the position he’s held for over a decade.

A public notice placed in the newspaper following last week’s meeting raised further red flags.

“We’re looking at a number of different options,” said Mayor Albert Kelly on Tuesday. He stated that no decisions have been made as of yet.

Knipe, Bridgeton’s current ACO, has been on the job for nearly 11 years. He was honored by the Shiloh-based animal sanctuary last summer for a decade on the job.

Carol Kirshenbaum, who runs that sanctuary, said Knipe had read a public notice in the newspaper that advertised his current position.

“This is not the place where you cut to save money,” said Kirshenbaum.

Knipe’s duties include responding to calls of stray or mistreated animals, tracking and then trapping them. The Cumberland County SPCA works closely with Knipe.

City Clerk Darlene Richmond said a Request of Proposals (RFP) for the ACO position had been advertised in the past. She could not say for sure whether this position was advertised on a regular basis, however.

The News filed an Open Public Records Act request on Tuesday with the city for Knipe’s 2010 salary. A response was not received as of press time.

According to payroll figures of state public employees available online, Knipe received a salary of $25,396 in 2009.

Aside from that amount, it is unclear what the city’s total savings would be by hiring a new ACO.

Sources contacted for this story noted two local animal control groups who could potentially place bids. They are Ron Sutton and James McCleery.

Attempts to reach Sutton on Tuesday at R.S. Animal Shelter were unsuccessful. McCleery, of Countywide Animal Care and Control, also could not be reached.

Both groups have provided services for municipalities throughout the county in the past.

McCleery was hired as ACO at the Jan. 3 meeting of Greenwich Township Committee for $100 a month.

The decision to go with Countywide came after resident complaints surrounding R.S. Animal Shelter. The shelter had been investigated by the state Department of Health in 2007.

Kirshenbaum has no qualms with McCleery, but does not believe he could service Bridgeton to the level Knipe does.

“Everything is really under control in the city. It has never been before,” she said.

Greenwich also contracted the CCSPCA for animal sheltering needs. Commercial Township did the same at a meeting last December, over both Sutton and McCleery.

Charlene Rosenbaum, animal cruelty investigator for the CCSPCA, and Kirshenbaum plan on attending the next Bridgeton City Council meeting.

They are presently gathering figures that will demonstrate why Knipe should not be replaced.

Both the SPCA and Quack’s Corner can’t say enough good things about Bridgeton ACO Bill Knipe, and we can’t can’t say enough good things about Chief Mike Gaimari and the Speranza brothers — Mike and Tom, the two division leaders.

So that settles that.

Except we didn’t see Dolly at the last DiLisi’s fundraiser.

Now that we’ve pissed off every liberal we’ve ever known, how many are going to join us at DiLisi’s Ristorante & Pizza in the Upper Deerfield Shopping Center on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 9 p.m., to fund Gypsy the pit bull’s leg surgery?

We just want to know who’s with us, because we’ve been loving animals all our life and we help them when we can.

DiLisi’s will donate 15 — count ’em — 15 percent of your check to the surgery for the 3-year-old. The best you usually get is 10 percent. Not with Nancy DiLisi, who used to go to Sam Feinstein.

If all the doggie stores in the area cooperate, we’ll have a Chinese auction with baskets of doggie goodies up for grabs.

Gypsy is also on GoFundMe.

Gypsy adopting a 3-week-old kitten got 150,000 hits on Utube.

Bridgeton PAL loses to Millville, a team that has been winning by bigger scores than the Connecticut women’s team.

“Congratulations, Millville PAL. Millville PALs 13 and under team is doing well this year.

“The season isn’t over yet!”

— Bridgeton PAL



We will get them next time.”

— Mayor Albert Kelly

This is the most lopsided things have been since Mike Trout left town.


Bridgeton’s 14 to 17 PAL team last season.

A night of fun to benefit the Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition, Housing First, and other related projects to help the homeless and poor.

Tickets: $50 per person

The ’50s-themed event, which will be held on March 3, from 7-10 p.m., will feature DJ entertainment, malt shop-type foods and a photo booth including event-themed props and costumes for attendees.

The event will be held at the Greenview Inn located at 4049 Italia Ave., Vineland, NJ 08361. As part of the event, we will be collecting new socks for our homeless community.

Attire: 50’s themed clothing or business casual.

— Pastor Rob Weinstein,

Mr. Code Blue

Greenview Inn? Moving up in the world!

“Someone posted a post about the lack of recreational things in Millville.

“I wrote this response. The page had been blocked prior to my response, but I would like my words on the subject heard. Due to I am one of the many amazing volunteers who help with the youth sports programs

“Here is what I said:

“Our town has its issues for sure, but it isn’t for lack of youth sports programs.

“We have two youth baseball leagues.

“Our youth football is one of the best programs in the state, if not the entire East Coast.

“Our soccer facility is second to none.

“We have PAL.

“Over 30 travel basketball teams, flag football,youth wrestling. Our kids have programs well into their teens and then our schools offer after-school programs such as intermural sports, plays and choirs.

“Our high school band, baseball team and football team are all last season’s state champions.

“Millville youth sports, all of them, are awesome and the men and women involved are all dedicated volunteers who put countless hours into our youth.”

— Joe Lacivita

“I would like everyone to know that our PAL basketball program went from 60 kids in 2016 to over 120 in 2017 and we expect the same growth for flag football.”

— Al Ripa

The Midget Football program loses one game a year.

“1. SHINE after school program offers homework help, games, Bible lessons, crafts, life groups, a meal as well as many services to assist the families. Thursday 6pm teen boys group focusing on life issues through a Christian lens. Moms group Monday night at 7pm helping locate resources as well as a devotional style light study of the Bible. All taking place at First United Methodist Church. Youth group, Sunday school…transportation provided. All free of charge.

2. PAL is in the middle of basketball season. Also have a hooked on fishing program in the summer. Sponsorship available, they will make it happen through the awesome support of our community.

3. Soccer, Midget football, baseball … all thrive during their seasons.

4. Positive Youth Coalition is forming a mentor program. No charge.

5. The library offers a lot of childrens programing. All free of charge.

6. Connecting Families to Communities offers various activities during the year. All free of charge.

7. Play streets was a huge success this past summer. All free of charge!

8. Cornerstone church has an after school program.
Free of charge.

9. Girls in Transition at the Holly City Family Success Center is free.

10. Passport to Manhood also at the Holly City Family Success Center. Free of charge.

There are plenty of parks, walking paths and recreational opportunities.

The river during the season offers a wonderful cruise as well as paddle boats.

There is more to come and I apologize if I missed anybody.

Perhaps we need to make our programs more visible.

— Shaun Connors,

SHINE Program

YOU CAN BOOK IT: And no one mentioned all the cuisine.

Cumberland Tire advertising on TV; Pastor Albert Morgan on the runway; EMS Cafe No. 1; Knipe best ACO; Gypsy fundraiser Feb. 1, who’s going?; Millville PAL basketball; Why Millville loves Millville

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