Somebody called today to ask if we wanted somebody who was in the women’s march to come on 92.1 FM Saturday and explain herself, and we tried to save the message, but accidentally erased it, so please call back, and if you can localize it, you’ll fit right in.
By Jack Hummel
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“PSA : Another young person fell victim to the heroin epidemic today. You may know that person or not. You may know someone or not. It may even be a family member or not.
“If it’s ‘them or not,’ well, you are fortunate that this hasn’t touched your life. If you are like the rest of us, I am sorry, AGAIN, as it keeps happening over and over .
“God help our young people. It is bigger than us. Please pray for those struggling every day trying to stay one step ahead of Satan himself disguised as a dealer, bottle, pill, powder, syringe.
“It’s taking them and we have to stop it. I don’t know how. I don’t have the answers, but I will stand and fight with every person it preys on, family member or addict.
“Their struggle is real. Please share if you think it will help. Please let’s try to raise awareness before it claims one more life, one more precious life.”
— Dolly Speranza
Guess who got a personal invitation from Fran Sykes, who heads the Pascale Sykes Foundation that is currently spreading $40,000,000 around Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and northern Atlantic County to spur the economy.
And if you want to be part of that, get somebody to write a grant that includes everything Fran Sykes wants to hear from the idea all the way to the finish line, and if it involves keeping families together, you’ll have a place in her heart forever.
Her latest help around here went to Bridgeton PAL basketball.
Anyway, she had our wrong address, apologized and invited us to her next executive session. At the last one we attended at the big Fitness Connection, we wondered why SNJ Today’s Ken Pustizzi wasn’t there.
And said so.
This time, we’re looking for Bruce Riley’s presence.
Working Together For Working Families is a one-day conference designed to expand the national conversation on how to strengthen low-income, working class families. Presented by the Pascale Sykes Foundation, the program will feature a panel discussion and presentations on building strong families by experts from nationally renowned foundations, award-winning authors and key policy makers.
What is a continental lunch?
We could do without the New York Times.
No objective credibility here.
You going, Jerry Young? John Fuqua? Dr. Robin Weinstein? Cindi Stanger Cooke? Dave Ennis?
Mickey Brandt, who we knew when he owned a local TV station, wrote a story in The Grapevine about locals who participated in the women’s march in Washington, and was the one who wants to know if we want one or two of them on 92.1 FM.
We doubt if any of them will come on, including Lisa Garrison, Cindy Zirkle, Merry Woodruff, Jeanne Doremus, Meghan Wren and Karla Rossini.
Saturday at 1 p.m. is open.
Also in The Grapevine is a guest column by Michael DeLeon, who hosts “Road To Recovery” on SNJ Today.
He details his story of addiction and its repercussions, as well as his road to recovery.
And we will ask any marchers that we run across, when are you going to march against the drugs that are tearing our towns apart?
And we get no answer.
When is First Step in Bridgeton going to get funding that allows for more than a 30-day treatment for substance abuse, and when is that going to be important enough to march?
Thirty days is a joke! Ask anyone who knows anything about treatment.
That animal cruelty photo we ran the other day was from Pennsauken, not Salem County, but we do not apologize for the rant on that county not having SPCA cruelty agents.
That is unf0rgivable.