Can we have a government contract?; Greenwich grave marker; John Paff coming on 92.1 FM; A Novel Idea: Chapter II; Gypsy after her surgery; Sam’s weight loss; Another heroin story

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The column that asks is anybody ever going to ask the federal government to spur the economy in Cumberland County by giving us one of their projects that are guaranteed to be funded, because we’ve tried the other way by extolling our virtues, pluses and willingness to work with any corporation willing to relocate or expand here?

By Jack Hummel

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

Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

Phone: 856-237-6645

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Good morning!

When is the last time we had a government project in Cumberland County?

Anybody remember?

Was it the Boeing contract in Millville?

What gives?

“Greenwich Tea Burning Chapter, of Bridgeton, recently had a marker erected at the location of grave of first white female child born in Cohansey. Marker was ordered last spring, but just erected.

“The inscription on the old stone over the grave reads:

“In memory of Deborah Swinney, who departed this life the 4th day of April, 1760, in the 77th year of her age. She was the first white female child born in Cohansey. Daughter of John Smith and wife of John Swinney.

“The term Cohansey was the original name for a large part of South Jersey, including Cumberland County and vicinity, and was named for an Indian chief.”

—  Source Vol. 19 Report of Daughters of the American Revolution – Contributed by Tina Easley.

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Snowplow owners, don’t sell!

Winter is not over yet.

The worst is yet to come.

Guess who’s coming on 92.1 FM on Saturday, Feb.11, at noon?

John Paff!

He’s the guy who knows how to find out what governments in New Jersey don’t want you to find out because it usually involves violations and fines.

Example:

Newark confidentially paid out $80,000 to settle mother’s suit that claimed that Newark police failed to inform her of her son’s death.

On Nov. 2, 2016, the City of Newark (Essex County) agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a Garfield woman’s lawsuit that claimed that Newark Police found her son’s body on Nov. 23, 2007, but refused her attempts to file two missing person reports in December 2007 and failed to notify her that her son was deceased.

The woman claimed that she was not informed of her son’s death until the New York Police Department reported it to her in January 2012, which was well after her son’s body was buried in a mass grave.

John Paff is presently serving as chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project as well as the NJLP’s Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project.

He now lives in Florida, but we have his number and we will do the interview by phone.

Can’t lose weight? Grow taller.

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.”

— Vincent Van Gogh

Finally found a place that sells corncob pipes!

It was Bridgeton Rite-Aid.

A Novel Idea: Chapter II is a great place to shop at The Spot, 618 Landis Ave., in Vineland.

Get a great selection of books and one-of-a-kind treasures and talk Rescue Dogs Rock with owner Linda Eisenberg, who places dogs for that organization by checking out the homes of those who want to adopt.

She also assists the animal shelter in Pennsville run by ACO Bruce Barry.

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How many of these can you buy for a quick lunch at a drive-thru eatery?

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How about the effects of poverty?

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Gypsy, the 3-year-old pit bull, after the surgery on her hip to remove a growth. Mother and daughter doing fine.

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How much weight has Sam Feinstein lost in this photo with Karen Cox and Ozkan Akilli of
De Olde Towne Tavern.

On January 27, 2017 our beautiful son, Andrew, died from an overdose of heroin. He was 23 years old. We want to share his story in the hope that lives may be saved and his death will not be in vain. Addiction is a mental illness. No one plans to be an addict.

As a child, Andrew was a treasure and was loved deeply, with so much promise and yet he still died from an overdose. Addiction does not discriminate. Using heroin once is all that it takes to get hooked; from then on you are playing Russian roulette. This is what happened to Andrew. Heroin is a demon that affects the way your brain processes pleasure, taking over not just your brain but your life, destroying families and friendships.

Andrew was an old soul. He had a big heart and a bright future. As a young child, Andrew was filled with curiosity and a great sense of humor. He was bright, sensitive, smart, kind, and charming. His passion was music and he introduced us to a new, wonderful world of sound. Throughout his life, he had an amazing talent for writing. During his middle school years he started experimenting with drugs, but he said, “this is not for me.” We are not sure when he started snorting heroin but as soon as we realized we sent him to a rehab in PA. He spent 90 days there and 3 months in a sober living house. He got a job and moved into an apartment with two of his sober friends. He seemed to be thriving until we got a call from a friend telling us he was injecting heroin. We did everything we could to get him to stop but heroin won the battle.

The day Andrew died, we died along with him. We will miss him every day for the rest of our lives. The pain of his death is heartbreaking and intolerable, which is why stories like Andrew’s should not be ignored. The only way we will conquer the heroin epidemic is to share our stories and raise awareness.

Andrew, we can only pray that you have found the peace you desperately searched for here on earth. We hope you are watching and see how many people loved you and have been truly affected by your death.

Drew is survived by his loving parents, Stephanie and Andrew Oswald, Jr, maternal grandmother Jean Sabo, paternal grandmother Dorothy E Oswald, his aunts and uncles Cindy and Paul Passolino, Alison and Stephen J. Sabo Jr. Elizabeth DeGori, Susan and Skeeter Urion, and Susan Lertch. There will be a Celebration of Drew’s Life Saturday February 4, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. at D’Errico Whitehorse Mercerviille Chapel located in the Brenna Cellini Building, 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd. Hamilton, NJ 08619 (609)587-9050. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to City of Angels Inc, P.O. Box 10237, Trenton NJ, 08650.

YOU CAN BOOK IT: May you never have to share your story.

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Can we have a government contract?; Greenwich grave marker; John Paff coming on 92.1 FM; A Novel Idea: Chapter II; Gypsy after her surgery; Sam’s weight loss; Another heroin story

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