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'Field of Dreams' Dedication Set for April 20

A fundraiser to benefit the handicap-accessible baseball field will be held Feb. 24.

Gloucester Township's "Field of Dreams" will be dedicated on Saturday, April 20, Mayor David Mayer announced last week.

"As you know we have been working on building a Field of Dreams whereby children and adults with disabilities could play baseball, play softball on a field that is specifically designed to meet their needs," Mayer said during the Feb. 11 Township Council meeting.

The field for physically and mentally disabled ballplayers will be located in Gloucester Township Community Park, in the township's Erial section.

In addition to other upgrades from the typical ball field, the Field of Dreams will include an artificial-surface infield to make it easier for those in wheelchairs and walkers to play the game.

A bowl-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the public-private partnership will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, at Brunswick Zone in Turnersville from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $15 per person.

Gloucester Township Rotary Club hosted a comedy show fundraiser for the Field of Dreams at Valleybrook Country Club last February.

Not Darrens friend just want it completed fast February 20, 2013 at 05:50 AM
I read every post on his topic. Not once did Darren every say anything about the children. He is not against the kids. He is against the mayor talking about ground breaking. Darren has been to many council meetings and he has to sit there and listen to people talk. He and I want people in leadership to get it done. Delays to this project only buy more votes. Stop going after Darren and complete the project ASAP . Again it is for the disabled. Not for anyone else, another year is too long. You all are behind the same cause now, speed it up so everyone cane watch them play this year!!!!!
Susan Greene February 20, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Michelle, Yes, there are potholes in GT and surrounding areas, Always. That being said, if a resident takes the initiative to call and report them then that's being pro active in your Community, and that's a good thing. Also, if you call, report and give adequate time for them to be repaired and their not, well, then you have documentation. Call the Mayor's office and report the issue, I'm sure it would be addressed right away. The problem is there are County roads of course running thru GT. The numbers are on the websites. If folks can get on computer and complain then they can take a minute and report via the websites. certainly have noticed the roads being closed for repair for the past couple of months, so I would guess to say, they are working on them. As a long time resident of GT I have a problem, not with people going to Council and complaining about a problem they may have, or asking for help with a issue in their neighborhood, that's what they are there for to listen to residents issues. My major problem is they way it is done. There is absolutely no need to stand up there and scream and hurl insults for their Political agenda. It's not what you say it's how you say it, and we are better than that in G.T. I've stated before that there used to be allot of residents going to Council, but a certain group has chased them away. How right is that? Residents from both sides of the aisle are disgusted with this behavior, it's counter productive and nothing but drama.
Pete Heinbaugh February 20, 2013 at 05:39 PM
REPORTING A POTHOLE: Call or email Public Works for Gloucester Township roads to report a pothole glotwp@glotwp.com or 856-228-3144. To report a pothole for a County road please call the Camden County Highway Division at 856-566-2980. To report a State pothole: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm For a pothole damage claim, please contact the Department of Treasury's Office of Risk Management at 609-984-7294. County Roads Almonesson-Blenheim Road Barnsboro (Salina) Road Berlin-Cross Keys Road Blackwood-Clementon Road Blenheim-Erial Road Chews Landing-Clementon Road Church Street College Drive Erial Road Cross Keys-Turnersville Road Erial-Clementon Road Evesham Avenue/Road Hickstown Road Jarvis Road Lakeland Road Little Gloucester Road Sicklerville Road New Brooklyn Road Old Black Horse Pike Peter Cheeseman from College Dr. to Hickstown Road Somerdale Road Lower Landing-Good Intent Road Station Avenue Williamstoad Road Woodbury-Turnersville Road State Roads Black Horse Pike (Route 42) Clements Bridge Road
Susan Greene February 20, 2013 at 05:50 PM
How can anyone say it's a fair system when we used to have Sr. Citizen's come out, again, both sides, and voice their concerns. They stopped coming because of all the drama kings coming to the mic, screaming, throwing insults and attacking. Darren had the opportunity to report where the potholes are at council, but never did. This is a blatant interruption of the Democratic process we ALL hold dear . This gang of bullies , well, some of them don't even live in G.T. but come there and throw insults and attack to Lt. Col. Sam Siler at the last meeting. Really? To not Darren's friend, Darren is arrogant and disruptive in Twp. and on Patch. He is a trouble maker and a bully and people are getting tired of it. The Committee will have the project done when it's done , not when Darren demands it. There is allot involved in a project like this , from what I hear and read, it will be awesome, and regardless of your not friend's interference. Maybe if he should quiet down and be respectful of the process , just ask the questions in a respectful way then people would stop picking back at poor misunderstood Darren. I said it before, the radical guys he's hanging with are also," Not Darren's Friends" they get him fired up and then laugh behind his back, I've seen this so many times after council. Didn't you notice how he turned this article about the field for the disabled children around to be about him? It's time for Just Care to prove he does and act like a human, not a feral cat.
Darren Gladden February 20, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Thanks but why can't WE be friends ;-)..hahaha , Nevermind I will Thank you anyway with you writting down COMMEN sense and undrstanding WHAT I'm truely am trying to say ....NOW ....The lack of PROGRESS in this town is a JOKE and don't give me PEP boys if you pave the ROADS better we would not need 7 AUTO places in 1 SQ mile ......SMH at lest you get people small end jobs around here until they make 2 right hand turns on RED and then they struggle to feed there family . With the Red light CAM scam going on and the MILLIONS of dollars we keep SENDING to Ariznoa . I ask can't WE ask that 2 bit company to build this FIELD in days WITH THE MONEY THEY HAVE made PLEASE they should be giving BACK in some way ....SMH ......WAKE UP GT your Township is falling down with THIS poor LEADERSHIP we have in OFFICE TODAY IN THIS TOWN an as your HARD earning TAXES and money SHIPS out of state REMEMBER what I stated before THIS LEADERSHIP is nothing but BROKEN DREAMS and Empty Promises , Thanks once again for showing me people still UNDERSTAND even if you are not a Friend Keep Caring , I do
Susan Greene February 20, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Yep, and complained he only had $100.00 in his campaign fund. Well tell me, where were all his radial friends? They couldn't donate to his campaign? I see them antagonize him all the time after council, then they leave him all fired up racing his van out of the parking lot. Did any of them help him at all with his campaign? They out of Towner that comes here should have donated something , after all word out there is that he has a good gig going with his lawyer on filing OPRA request up and down S.J. Darn, at least he could have kicked in a few bucks for him. Nope, they ran away from Darren like the wind. Of course that's the Democrat and Republican's fault he is being used. Can't say he wasn't warned. Keep moving forward G.T.Administration your making great strides with revitalizing our Community regardless of the Radical destroyers..
Darren Gladden February 20, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Susan Greene get your facts RIGHT for once . I started attending council meeting because there was a PROBLEM with my street not getting plowed right . So after not getting any answer On the phone calls I made . I took myself to a council meeting . There was 8 People in the crowd that night . Now there might be 8-12 showing up to meeting now sometime just the only Three hacks they pay to Hackle people are there . Now when GT Hollywood Boy Dave CALLED me a LAIR and started trying to make me FEEL like the ISSUE of the LACK of KNOWLEDGE his TEAM has with PROBLEMS in this town was my PROBLEM. I kept going to meeting and ASKING questions . What so wrong with that . Since people like to CALL me out all the time and say mean things about me and since I have been STANDING by my words and not MAKING up a fake screen name to hide behind like some .. I will state this to all you trolls Susan Greene , Great Job GT, NA and who can't forget Ymbda of the world you can ATTACK me all you like but the TRUTH my friend HURTS . I understand you are HURT because of your EVIL ways but you still have time to change ......Just care , I do .......Now what BS can you give me again on WHY this field is not done ..........SMH . This Field should and can STILL be DONE and DONE right before APRIL 20 if they just DID there Jobs . ....JCID
Susan Greene February 20, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Darren, I got a ticket also, I swore up and down I stopped, until I looked at it online. Sure enough, I didn't stop. Yeah, hit the budget big time, but, I'm careful now and have moved on from it. I know you don't fully understand how things work, but if you would just quietly and respectfully ask your questions to a member of leadership, they would explain it to you. There is allot I don't understand, so I just ask when I see someone. There are logical reasons why certain projects move faster than others. As far as Pep Boys and other Auto places, business come to township and want to be established here,do you think it would be a responsible practice to turn them away if they meet all the criteria? Your anger is generated toward the Mayor for whatever personal reason you have and your anger spills over on this site. Honestly, I can not believe fo one minute the Mayor called you a liar. I am not hurt, what are you talking about, and dude, I don't have evil ways, I just enjoy my life and stay active in my community..You obviously don't know me so nice try on the spin. As far as the Field, well, throw your tantrum, it will be done when they want it done, not when you want it done.BTW, I've been going to and watching council way before you showed up with your out of town radical friends and disrupted the meetings. How can you even show your face after you got kicked out because of your behavior with your anger and hatefulness . Everything and everyone are wrong and your right.
Darren Gladden February 20, 2013 at 07:21 PM
WHEN did I get kick out SMH , Tell them they must send me a LETTER that they kick me OFF . Now Kool -Aid Drinker let's cut down on some intake . Now I don't understand why my LEADER think it better TO have an APC in town then BUILDING a nice Field so These kids can PLAY this year .........SMH ....Get a clue ,GET THINGS done and DONE right and I'm off your BACK . Until then Fake one , I have nothing more to say to you but Just care , I do
Darren Gladden February 20, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Michelle Call those number and see how we make out ......SMH
Michelle Wolfson February 21, 2013 at 04:06 AM
Thanks for the pot hole reporting information!
Michelle Wolfson February 21, 2013 at 04:09 AM
Seems as though, based on Pete's post, about 95% of the potholes I have seen in the area on county roads anyway. So, I guess I'll be contacting them. Thanks.
Sybil Evans February 21, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Darren Gladden, If council overlooked the permits process, and the bid process, and just awarded contracts and started building it and paid everyone for time, labor, and materials without the need to make sure they were getting the best prices, and contractors, for the money they were spending, and they actually broke ground today, how long would it take to complete the project? You claim it’s that easy and can be done that fast so you must have some answers already right? Well give us the answers so we can pressure council and the mayor to disregard all the town ordinances and state laws and just get it done because Darren demands it done right now. But in order for us to advance your agenda you need to give us answers to the questions: How long will it take to build using your contractors? How much will it cost paying labor to your contractors? How much will the materials cost buying products from your vendors? How much will the fields cost to insure using your carriers? How long will it take your contractors to build the roadway infrastructure to get to and from fields safely? Who will do the roadway infrastructure? How much will the roadways cost using your contractors and materials vendors? I could go on and on with the questions but I would guarantee you can't answer these questions so why waste time. Ok Chief Prove me wrong, give us the answers sometime today! That obviously is not a problem you already told us you could do it, now do it!
Sybil Evans February 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Darren why don't you answer the questions? You claim you know everything and that it should be done now. You claim your still on the committee well answer the questions. according to you this should have been done well we want to know how woould you get it done and why didn't you. Now answer the questions.
Darren Gladden February 22, 2013 at 02:14 AM
hahaha, Nice spin Now I'll say this if I was a MAYOR and ran around Town looking like I was Hollywood and acting Like a Rockstar needing protection . I would have ever answer for you that you ASK but since I don't have access that the MAYOR has or knowing I getting 52,000 dollar a year plus Bennies for a PART time Job . So I can feed my kids I can't give you the info at this time but if I was the MAYOR of this Town I would of HAD all that info and MORE. Does not take him long to get his projects DONE or FInd money back in 2006 to buy an APC but WE can't get a BASEBALL FIELD down for the KIDS THIS YEAR .smh ....So here my Spin Fake One LOOK'S to me that the Great Golden Boy Mayor you have in Town needs to start doing his JOB Sybil Evans CAN YOU PLEASE PASS THAT OFF to him Pretty Please .......Just care , I do
Darren Gladden February 22, 2013 at 02:16 AM
and Thank you Sybil Evans for PUTTING it out to all of US that the MAYOR is not DOING HIS JOB ...JCID ...Time to give him a pink slip in 2013
Darren Gladden February 22, 2013 at 02:22 AM
On another NOTE Sybil Evans since I answer your QUESTION . nOW ANSWER MY QUESTIONS 1.Ken Lechner Director of Community Development & Planning . How much do we pay this GUY and since you fire the question at ME , LOOK at his title MAYBE he can give you answers ...............SMH we pay him and give him BENNIES why was he not working on this PROJECT since day one .....SMH ........
Sybil Evans February 22, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Darren I would love to answer your question but you are refusing to answer mine. You have been very flamboyant on here saying you were part of the committee to do this project and that it should have already been completed. You claim you are still on that committee. Now if you were part of the committee and your still on the committee how do you not know the answers? You claim you would have already had it done all I’m asking is how? I even said to you, let’s live in your dream world and pretend you had 100% control and no bid or permit laws existed and you can hire all your friends and allies or companies you wanted to without consenting with anyone, how would you do it? Your answer was that you couldn’t get it done EVER! You said you’re not the mayor and you don’t have his connections so you could not do it. That Darren is exactly why you are a fraud. The complete deck was just handed to you to skirt every law on the books and you said you could not get it done, not only could you not get it done but you could not even let us know how long you think it would take to get it done. I did not ask you any tricky or hard questions. I asked you how you would get it done, how long would it take and what would it cost. You said you had no clue. You’re the fraud!
Sybil Evans February 22, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Darren you’re crucifying the current mayor for not having a project completed that you were on the planning committee for. If you could not make a recommendation on what to do and how to do it and he is getting it done despite your failure to cooperate then you’re the failure. How dare you crucify the guy for getting the job done that you were hired to do but instead you decided to be divisive and like you, your plan failed. Again you think you’re so perfect and you could do a better job well you were given the opportunity and you failed to produce. Now I asked you a couple easy questions if you think you could do better tell us, who you would hire to do the job, how long would it take. What would it cost? You claim you would have had it done already and yet, you were on the committee making the recommendations to council. If your claims are true and you would have had it done you certainly must know who you would have used to do the job , how long it would take to complete and what it would cost they are basic questions. So if your assertions are true, how is it possible that you could not answer those 3 simple questions?
Sybil Evans February 22, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Darren you know even though you refuse to answer my question I will answer yours As far as Lectner salary I don't know his salary. I never asked him but he is a town planner and has a master’s degree so I would guess he is at about $80,000 a year. Where you’re confused is what a town planner does. You seem to believe a planner bids construction jobs and prices out labor and manages the projects and tells you how to do the job and finds businesses to buy property here. Well you are 100% wrong. A Planner takes the recommendations and directives from businesses or in this case from the committee you were on, and makes sure what you are trying to put on a particular parcel does not violate the town’s master plan for that parcel. If it violates he shoots down the plan and tells you how to apply to the planning board to attain a variance or land designation change so that the project can comply or change the town’s master plan to accommodate the project you are trying to place on the parcel. So your assertion that he should plan the project is not true, that was the job of the committee you were on, he was there to tell you if your plan was in compliance or not. It was not to tell you how to do the project. It is pathetic that you have been crucifying this guy for over a year now and you don't even know what his job is. It is obvious you need a dictionary so you can learn what the job titles mean for the people you crucify.
Sybil Evans February 22, 2013 at 03:31 AM
Darren, You’re very mislead. I’m not sure if it’s lack of education or just complete ignorance but either way you need to find friends that don’t lie to you and then laugh at you once they make a fool out of you. Really you need to stop letting them wind you up point you at the mic and know they can count on you to make a fool of yourself.
Darren Gladden February 22, 2013 at 05:25 AM
OMG ............Give it a break....How about this Sybil Evans Get a life size Photo of me put it up next to your computer and yell at it .....Until then I will say THIS TOWN LEADERSHIP is POOR and this field should be DONE ..............Get a clue BOO WHO on you if you don't like the TRUTH ...Issues is over Now do u need a Tissue .....PS Again tell me why we can't get this Done again by APRIL is because of PEOPLE like you .... Take care and Just care , I do
Paul J. DiBartolo February 22, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Funny, when I ask leadership a question I usually get a blank stare. Who do you know, Susan Greene (wink-wink), that we don't know?
Sybil Evans February 22, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Darren, I more than like the truth, I LOVE THE TRUTH, and TRUTH IS you FAILED to come up with a plan. As a member of the committee you were divisive and disruptive and now your sour because even though you tried to use disabled children as a platform to slam the mayor you have been unable to answer a simple question about how you would have had this completed already. I have a new and better question for you. Darren Gladden you were appointed to the committee to finish this project last year. Why, 1 year later, are you still unable to answer a simple question; if we used all your and ideas and started today, How long would it take to complete using your contractors and at what cost? It should be a simple question to answer for a guy like you. You were on the committee for a year. Obviously there is a plan going forward tell us why you oppose it so badly, and what you wanted done differently. So far you keep trying to spin the question into your not the mayor, well you don't have to be. You just need to be Darren Gladden council candidate. Tell us how you would have had this done. No excuses we the residence of Gloucester Twp want answers, we are tired of politicians, like you, that avoid and spin questions and think your spin will divert the answer. As part of the town leadership for this project you should be able to answer this simple question. How you would have had this done, give us a time frame, names of contractors and costs.
Tara Feeley March 01, 2013 at 05:33 AM
reading darrens comment I didnt see in anyway was he saying anything against the field. hes saying "have it done on 4/20" find another fight GJGT this one isnt it. How dare you put words in someones mouth? and if anything DG woke up alot of people in this twp and surrounding towns as well. maybe hes not the most articulate but hes more respected than you can ever imagine. so dont you DARE judge and say hes putting down anyone with a disability you CRUMB.you are the one that needs to be more aware of the REAL problems in the twp. WAKE UP!
Tara Feeley March 01, 2013 at 05:36 AM
and just for the record mizzzz greene while youre so quick to bust on darren for his spelling and grammar its a "moot point" not a "mute" one. mute is what your husband wishes he had control of when you speak.
Tara Feeley March 01, 2013 at 05:45 AM
the only ones getting sick of it are the ones that are the target aka the cronies and criminals or the hacks. its not arrogance its passion. passion for doing the "right thing" something MOST of you dont know about. how anyone can sit back and be supportive of the CRIMES that are committed everyday in office are just as guilty! you are all criminals for supporting them!
Tara Feeley March 01, 2013 at 04:19 PM
you mean a nice pier for the teens to hang out on and get high and not one single "family" will be able to enjoy it just grenloch lake? and why do adults need a place to go? you live in south jersey for christ sake not the middle of iowa!
Darren Gladden April 01, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Show up to the next meeting April 9th in Mayor Office Mrs Green ........never know who will show up to this MEETING ..........PS I'm in Love with the Mayor Team "April FOOLS "
gt resident April 10, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Darren the field can not happen over night it took the absecon field of dreams 10 years to be where they are.. it cant just happen over night everything will happen..why rush a project that doesnt need to be rushed,,we want to do it right

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