IHOP aims to please; Where’s Cheni Khonje; Jimmy Parent running again — You can hear John Facenda saying, ‘… the old warrior, calling on his experience one more time …’; Mayor Mike Santiago running again; After Code Blue not for everybody; Best Friends missed; Michael DeLeon beating the drum; JT Burks going to the neighborhoods to find Midgets


The column that says when the guacamole is not ripe at IHOP, Ken will go into his cupboard and bring out the good stuff for his customers, because that’s what 37 previous years with Denny’s has taught him.

By Jack Hummel

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Good evening!

What happened to Cheni Khonje?

We’ll start a new church — Church of the Mighty Struggle!

It appears Jimmy Parent is running again for election in Millville after retiring twice from city commission while his brothers are burning up the 92.1 FM hotline.

There was a time when he, Joe Derella, Jim Quinn, Jeff Trout and John Hollingshead had it all, then, when John passed, Timmy Shannon came along and the streak continued.

Now, nobody from that group is left.

Mayor Mike Santiago running again.

One thing you learn early on from Code Blue: If someone does not want to change their lifestyle, you can’t change it for them.

We learned that from Bridgeton Code Blue.

“I want to be homeless,” a man told us after a good meal with a warm cot awaiting him in a church social hall. “I choose to be homeless.”

But …

“I don’t want to hear you talking that nonsense,” he ended the conversation. Maybe he had something there. Went to school with the mayor, graduated and now has no responsibilities.

But he’ll go home for Father’s Day, like he always does.

No show today on 92.1 FM from Best Friends, the animal rescue group that offered to tell us about possible grants for TNVR, one plan to humanely rid Cumberland County of feral cats.

“Expecting addicts in active addiction to voluntarily seek help is a folly. It does happen. I’ve seen it. And it’s an option that needs to be available.

“However, more often than not, addicts in active addiction are a danger to themselves and we have a moral obligation to not allow them to decide what’s best for them. By whatever means necessary!”

— Michael DeLeon,

Steered Straight

Most states have civil commitment laws that allow health professionals and relatives to petition a court for the involuntary commitment of people with drug addiction or alcoholism if they can be shown to be endangering themselves or others, according to the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws.

But with the exception of Massachusetts, antiquated state commitment laws are rarely used to detain people with opioid addictions, for a variety of reasons.

— philly.com

“People keep saying that we need allow people to find their recovery on their terms, that somehow we should have safe injection sites and continue to hand out clean needles.

“Screw that! This is deadlier than EVER, and as long as we’re focused on reducing harm instead of eliminating it, we’re putting a loaded gun in addicts hands.

“There’s NO OTHER DISEASE we would treat this way. None!”

— Michael DeLeon

This is how it’s done …

“Lets play find Coach JT coming to a neighborhood near you.

“Midget Freshman level 5, 6, 7 year old football recruiting tour.

“First up, Delsea Gardens, from 1-2 p.m. I‘ll have a table set up. Come check me out and get info on our team and how to go about signing your child up.”

— JT Burks




You go to the families and sell Midget Football to them, and how successful the program has been and how much their child can benefit from teamwork, being wanted and being needed.

Instead of always being told to shut up and stay out of the way!

Way to go, JT!

This was today. Miss out?

“Share and send folks my way. Next will be Oakview apartments next Saturday, 1-2 p.m, City Park, open field off of Archer Street.”

— JT Burks

“Don’t forget Delsea Village. Different from Delsea Gardens. You can do Holly Berry Court, too.”

— Mary Messeck

Wanna coach, Mary? We’ll get Crime Watch to sponsor team.

“Teens need advisors, mentors, counselors now days to express feelings and learn healthy coping skills, no matter what!”

— Kathy Lynn Thompson

If you are between the ages of 10 and 24, live in New Jersey and need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing, call 888-222-2228 anytime or text us at 888-222-2228.

2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school or at play.

Pass it on. Put it on a billboard.

YOU CAN BOOK IT: The burnout must be staggering from people trying to help people who just want the next fix.