The column that says it’s like having dessert when you run into the Magazzu family — minus Lou — at DiLisi’s Ristorante in the Upper Deerfield Shopping Center, and that should be one heckuva selling point for Nancy and Sal DiLisi, because both Mike Magazzu and his mother love the food and said so, and we brought up the election night when the fight broke out at Democratic headquarters in Vineland, and Mike took to chop to the back of his head, which doesn’t happen anymore because the Republican party in the county is extinct.
By Jack Hummel
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Best time ever to find room in a 5-star restaurant in this area is on a Sunday night when a relevant Eagles team is playing the Dallas Cowboys.
No one is picking the Cowboys.
The last four times the Eagles were 8-1, they won two NFL titles and played in two Super Bowls.
Jada Byers scores five touchdowns for St. Joe of Hammonton against Immaculata in the playoffs, and if you think that’s impressive for the Bridgeton-born sophomore, wait until basketball season.
Asked the man who coached him in the Herb Henry Basketball League and won a string of titles.
Once the Sixers get a coach to match their talent, Golden State will not be able to overcome a 24-point deficit, and the Sixers will play them in the NBA finals.
Mark Jackson would be the best fit.
Coaching under Pop doesn’t make you Pop.
Will Press columnist Dave Weinberg be Martin Truex Jr.,’s wheelman next season?
While we worry about a stupid football game …
“I want to preface this by saying that I’m posting this only so I won’t be asked about her anymore and have to explain and revisit the absolute heartbreak I feel right now.
“Today, Jessica was removed from our home— there is now a TRO in place.
“She has been physically abusing Kacie and Andrew. She strangled Kacie until she passed out & hung Andrew over our railing to our steps by his feet & threatened to drop & kill him one day while I was at work.
“I had to put my babies above her. Their safety is my utmost priority.
“That being said, it doesn’t mean I hate her or will ever stop caring. She was our daughter the moment she moved in; it was just natural. I know why she is the way she is and all the abuse & pain she’s endured. We’ve cried together over it. I’ve cried alone about it. I will never not be affected by her.
“I feel like I’ve failed her.
I’m afraid she won’t make it through the night, knowing she has no one and no place to go. I’m afraid she’ll hurt herself because she did it two days ago. I’m afraid we were her last shot at bettering her life because I know the statistics for children like her; they’re shoved down my throat every single day.
“She’s getting off of work right now & we won’t be there to drive her home safely. Thanksgiving is this week & she has nothing to be thankful for. Christmas is coming & she has no one to celebrate with. It breaks my heart.
“I will always worry about her. Always.”
There has to be help out there!
There has to be some organization and somebody who have the expertise to work with this girl long term until she can be turned around.
We don’t throw animals away and we don’t throw people away — not while we believe.
But this leads to another point. Did you read about handling troubled kids in the Sunday Press today? Read it online if you don’t have a copy. It’s eye opening.
And if you only get one thing out of it, remember that punishment in school is not the answer when a child is off the rails because of what has happened to them in their upbringing.
And ignore the suggestions of people who call them “punks” and “thugs,” because they’re totally clueless.
If you think the family that dismissed the girl was up against it, consider Chandra Pitts, of Raising Kings and One Village Alliance, trying to make a difference every day in Wilmington when statistics come out calling that city the most dangerous in the world for its size, and it’s hard to find a politician talking about it on a national level.
CHANDRA PITTS IN WATTS.
Meanwhile, Bridgeton’s John Fuqua starts Stronger Fathers to try and help stem the tide of gangs, drugs and crime. This time, he has the backing outside the community of United Advocacy Group, with connections all over the country, especially the Pascale Sykes Foundation, charged with soon giving away ALL the money in their foundation, but making sure it all goes to progress, both socially and economically.
They’re into kids.
So are the First Star and Give Back programs.
Would you believe this is the Penns Grove Twins 1967 championship team picture, and we covered every game this team played as the sports editor of the Penns Grove Record weekly, and not only that, but Penns Grove High School also went undefeated that season and the Red Devil basketball team won its South Jersey group title. Johnny Attix coached this team.
1) Head Coach John Attix Lawlor 2) Rick LaFage 3) Dennis Mulford 4) Mike Maconi (Co Capt) 5) Larry White (Capt) 6) Tom Pennington (Co Capt) 7) Marcus Dowe 8) Randy Reed 9) Bob Simmons 10) Jim Priest Tom Pennington 11) Coach Romey Clement 12) Gary Spencer 13) John Corduff 14) Dave Shorts 15) Mike Costelli 16) Kevin Watson 17) Greg Watson 18) John Flowers 19) John Spencer 20) Greg Wright 21) Jerome Martin
22) Coach Tom DiNelli 23) Bob Smith 24) Jon Rasmussen 25) Tom Williams 26) Pat Pawling 27) Louis Martell 28) Bruce Leighty 29) Bruce Willis 30) Rich Quick 31) Calvin Holmes 32) Tony Zeli 33) George Woodbury 34) George Blohm 35) Ed Micallef 36) Mike Spence 37) Jeff Bracale 38) Glenn Blohm 39) Keith Ayars 40) Russ Richardson 41) Andy Brown .
“More than 25% of overdose death certificates DO NOT list all of the drugs involved in the OD death.
“This is a Poly-Drug Pandemic and most people are focused on the wrong thing! America is suffering from a few MAIN Things … a Poly-Drug Pharma Pandemic, wide-spread socially-accepted Alcoholism, a Nicotine-slaughter campaign with higher levels in cigarettes than at any time in our history with a Vape campaign on kids and naïve smokers (COPD/CLRD are 3rd leading cause of overall death in America) and a Government sitting back allowing the INSURANCE Industry to dictate who lives and who dies while they dismantle the entire health care industry as we know it.”
— Michael DeLeon,
“P.S.: Full-blown addict tells Mother, ‘I just need detox, I don’t need treatment,’ then relapses day 1 out of detox. What other illness do we allow the Patient to dictate their Own Treatment. Is it an ILLNESS? If so, how does a family decide what’s best? How do we allow addicts who are IN addiction to dictate themselves how to solve their problem while IN their addiction??? I just don’t get people.”
Lidl is pronounced Lee-dul.
On Dec.2 …
Enjoy beautifully decorated homes in New Jersey’s Largest Historic District. Tour tickets provide a wagon ride sponsored by the Amish Market, as well as Christmas Caroling performed by The Off Broad Street Players. The tour will feature several new houses and an exhibit of photos from Sam Feinstein!
— Bridgreton Main Street
That Amish wagon will be driven by Jonas King, the big man at the Amish Market.
Jim Bergmann will be serving World War I donuts at First Pres from 3 to 7 p.m.
YOU CAN BOOK IT: What makes the mayor of Vineland run from his office and switch TV channels at city hall?