The column that says Rev. Dr. Robin Weinstein eats at DiLisi’s in the Upper Deerfield Shopping Center under the expert guidance of waitress Sabrina Passarella, and we got a chance to review all he has been able to accomplish with Code Blue in Bridgeton, taking it from an acorn to a mighty oak tree that recently celebrated placing its 30th homeless person into permanent housing, and go down the list and tell us how many other sustained initiatives in the city have been so successful over the last 50 years we’ve been around, and we’ll save you the time — zero —and that’s why we begged him to be the next business administrator in the city because anybody who can move mountains deserves a chance to heal an entire city and, lord knows, Mayor Albert Kelly needs the help!
By Jack Hummel
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Given how cold it has been, Robin Weinstein needs volunteers to man overnight shifts, especially in the early morning. The 30 volunteers are being stretched thin. Oscar won’t be one of your clients. He’s the latest to be placed in permanent housing.
The Rev. Robin Weinstein, of Bethany Grace Community Church in Bridgeton, believes to truly live out the Gospel, there must be an effort to aid a person’s community for the better.
So Weinstein went on a mission to Kenya, where he “didn’t see big church buildings, but I did see a church that was very much alive.” He also spent a weekend as a homeless person in Bridgeton, where he found “no place for me to law my head, no place to go to the bathroom, no place to get a drink of water.”
Weinstein wound up founding what would become the Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition three years ago. The coalition later fell under the umbrella of his M25 Initiative, which developed a program to find permanent housing for the homeless. They are all volunteer organizations, primarily centered around houses of worship.
“We can do this kind of grass-roots work of being good neighbors to one another and restore hope in our community,” Weinstein said.
— Press of Atlantic City
Customers of Ocean First Bank: Check out all the books they have for free and if you take one, leave a donation. That money goes to our Bridgeton Public Library.
— Linda Smith
El Sabor Mexicano now open at 101 E. Commerce Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
It was Benjamin’s at one time and then 101 and then S.R. Riley’s.
When your students love you …
“Keep calm and carry on!”
At the barbershop …
“In 19 years of being a hair dresser, I have learned quite a few things, and I have heard more rumors and stories than you could EVER imagine.
“But one thing remains with me. You NEVER judge someone based on what others say about them. I am not just a hairdresser, but a counselor, as well. Once someone respects me enough to tell me personal information, that stays locked up inside me. I will always remain neutral, no matter what I hear about someone.
“I judge my friendships based on how a person treats me. If you are kind and loving, so am I. If you do nothing but gossip about others, then I know I can’t trust you, and I take you with a grain of salt.
“If you’re fun and caring, I will be that to you. If you’re sad or sick, I will do my best to make you feel better. If you feel alone, I will try to make you feel like you’re not.
“It’s just who I am. I love all of my friends and clients, and everyone is different. And everyone has a different story! I will always be who I am, and I will always be true to my morals. But I will NEVER, EVER be a gossiper, or judge someone based on a story.”
— Megan Davis,
She comes from excellent stock.
Let Everett Marino express our feelings perfectly …
“I’m 79 years old and have never heard of so much hate in our country. It is absolutely disgusting! I’m very concerned of how our children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren will survive in the future with so much hate in America.”
— Everett Marino,
formerly of Dill’s Seafood
Sam Feinstein takes the oath of office as a Bridgeton city councilman, with son, Nate, taking the picture tonight. May the heavens open up and Cohansey River part like the Red Sea in the next 11 months!
Angie Edwards, of Bridgeton Board of Education fame, congratulated him!
The iconic Stu Berman with some other guy he met at the Super Bowl.
What’s happening at Campani’s Legacy Lanes …
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YOU CAN BOOK IT: That lump right above our belly button better not be a weak spot in the aorta.