The column that says no one is talking about the Phillies this season and could it be because the manager is hoping for a .500 season, and has anybody seen Chris Jespersen as the Flyers struggle to not make the playoffs, and we’ll always feel sorry for Jimmy Rollins, who didn’t make the Giants’ 25-man roster after hitting .125 in spring training.
By Jack Hummel
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The feral cat explosion in Cumberland and Salem counties is the topic on 92.1 FM Saturday starting at noon, but you can call about any stray animals and whether there is such a thing as a no-kill shelter, or do they take in just the most likely to be adopted?
Jorje Romero is not in love with the mayor of Camden, who won’t run for a third term.
“I’m celebrating. Maybe now city council can quit right along with her. They have all sold out the residents and city to the highest bidder, dismantling one of the oldest police departments in the state and giving the waterfront away without ensuring real benefit for the residents or city.
“Over $300 million in tax breaks and the citizens losing their homes to tax liens and foreclosures. Big business can get the incentives, but the average tax payer gets shafted, with the help of self serving politicians.”
— Jorje Romero
Who do we have to kiss to get a Ray Kroc Center like they have in Camden, in Bridgeton?
Who do we have to ballyhoo to get a $52 million project like Camden is getting, in Bridgeton?
Who wouldn’t want to be mayor of that city?
How many retired Cumberland County teachers are spending their pensions in Florida?
Expect your state income tax refunds to arrive later.
Mike Abbott woke up one day without heat.
$16,000 later, he is a grateful man.
“The folks responsible for ending our four weeks of horror.
“Harry and Chuck from Harry’s heating phone number 856-297-2234.
“Steve and Bob from the A Team Heating and A.C. phone number 856-358-1004.
“Earl from Kee Auto 856-451-6089.
“Rich the junk man 856-0457-0727.
“Mike from CW Services 856-279-2670.
“A very good job by everyone involved.They made my wife happy and that is what counts.”
— Mike Abbott
Mike will extol everyone’s virtue Saturday at 11 a.m. on 92.1 FM, and we will ride shotgun trying to keep him from cutting callers short.
Who steals from a school parking lot in broad daylight?
“Collingswood Farmers Market starts Saturday, May 6. Runs every Saturday til Thanksgiving.
“Do yourself a favor and try to make it to a Saturday market. 8 a.m. to noon.”
— Duker T’s
“P.S.: I take orders so it’s easy for you. Just call.”
Why don’t farmers markets work in Cumberland County?
Because there are no veggies available the first two months and it’s too hot to shop outside the rest of the summer?
What is now RiverWalk Senior apartments on the Cohansey River in Bridgeton was once Schrank’s and then Val Mode before it went empty, and then an indoor mall was going in there with a farmers market.
It wouldn’t have worked.
A little history
Nov. 6, 2014
“… When Bridgeton received approval to convert the vacant Val Mode factory into much-needed housing for our seniors, all were mindful of the historic aspect of the site,” Mayor Albert Kelly said. “Under the leadership of the State Historic Preservation Office, we came up with a way to connect the buildings’ history with its present use.” …
— Daniel Kov
“Why do I have to be Ed Sheppard on this thing.
“Why can’t I be me, Shep?”
Because a famous dog in a sad song took “Shep.”
Why didn’t you tell us Russ DeCamp was sick? Vietnam vets have to stick together and he’s always the first one to donate to your kettle at Christmas in Greenwich.
“That moment when the vet tells you to turn the fireplace on, get a good movie, and ice what used to be your dog’s testicles for 15 minutes 6 times a day.
“My poor buddy!”
— Pepi Dragotta
“I seriously don’t know why doctors’ offices give you an appointment time if they are going to keep you waiting an hour.
“Just tell me to come an hour later and not waste my time.”
— Billy Noyes
But when they do finally see you and ask about your golf game, you don’t give a fig about me waiting in the next room.
“Got a new driver …
“Shot a 71 yesterday …
“Will Tiger make it all the way back …
“Cough for me.”
“I don’t know who you are, but thank you to the group of people walking up and down Rosenhayn Avenue both in Bridgeton and Upper Deerfield picking up trash yesterday around noon . It looked like 5 groups of two to three people.”
— Ronnie Downs
“These are the type of things that get to me….
I just started a new job of course making $10 an hour washing cars for a guy who has absolutely no clue what he’s doing. I’ve already had to point out that he need stickers on the cars that are not ready for sale and other things to improve the lot.
“Every car there’s a piece of junk and they think a car riddled with paint chips and 12 years of environmental damage can just shine like a gem.
“When he came downstairs to show me a couple tips and pulled this air gun out, I almost lost it. A Christian man playing with Christian money starting a car dealership, and I can’t even get a loan.”
— Jason (used to be Long) Hess,
A car dealer friend of the family once told us, “I wouldn’t see you anything on the front of the lot.”
And that included three rows of used cars.
Remember all the vehicles crashing into the wrought-iron fence surrounding Broad Street Cemetery?
Did they put sand barrels there like the county engineer retiring after 50 years suggested? No.
Did they put back the double guide rail installed earlier? No.
They put up six diamond-shaped reflectors that couldn’t stop a JC Higgins bicycle.
Meanwhile, replacing the fence crash after crash coming from Central Avenue is costing somebody thousands of dollars, even if it’s only an insurance company that must be wondering what kind of drivers we have in Cumberland County.
“Bridgeton PAL Director T. Gramp attended the coffee with a cop night out at the Bridgeton McDonald’s located on Broad Street.
“While there, Bucky Ridgeway made a donation to PAL to cover two youths’ entry fees into this upcoming year’s events.
“On behalf of Bridgeton Pal, thank you for the surprise donation at a great event! Special thanks also to McDonald’s for their hospitality and kind wishes for community engagement!”
— Bridgeton PAL
BUCKY AND T. GRAMP
How much is one entry fee?
On this day in history, Edgar Joyce gave money to somebody or something, making it 10,000 days in a row.
YOU CAN BOOK IT: There’s also good with the gunfire in Bridgeton.