Hammonton, New Jersey
|Hammonton, New Jersey|
|Town of Hammonton|
William L. Black House
|Nickname(s): "Blueberry Capital of the World"|
Map of Hammonton in Atlantic County
Census Bureau map of Hammonton, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 5, 1866|
|Named for||John Hammond Coffin|
|• Body||Town Council|
|• Mayor||Stephen DiDonato (term ends December 31, 2017)|
|• Clerk||April Boyer Maimone|
|• Total||41.419 sq mi (107.274 km2)|
|• Land||40.887 sq mi (105.897 km2)|
|• Water||0.532 sq mi (1.377 km2) 1.28%|
|Area rank||50th of 566 in state
7th of 23 in county
|Elevation||62 ft (19 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2014)||14,765|
|• Rank||169th of 566 in state
6th of 23 in county
|• Density||361.8/sq mi (139.7/km2)|
|• Density rank||464th of 566 in state
15th of 23 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885242|
Hammonton is a town in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World." As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 14,791, reflecting an increase of 2,187 (+17.4%) from the 12,604 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 396 (+3.2%) from the 12,208 counted in the 1990 Census.
Hammonton was settled in 1812 and was named for John Hammond Coffin, a son of one of the community's earliest settlers, William Coffin, with the "d" in what was originally "Hammondton" disappearing over time. It was incorporated as a town by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 5, 1866, from portions of Hamilton Township and Mullica Township. It is located directly between Philadelphia and the resort town of Atlantic City, along a former route of the Pennsylvania Railroad that is used by New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Line.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Government
- 4 Education
- 5 Media
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Community
- 8 Notable people
- 9 Sister cities
- 10 References
- 11 External links
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 41.419 square miles (107.274 km2), including 40.887 square miles (105.897 km2) of land and 0.532 square miles (1.377 km2) of water (1.28%).
The town borders Folsom borough, to the southwest, and both Hamilton and Mullica townships to the southeast in Atlantic County; Shamong Township and Washington Township in Burlington County to the northeast; and Waterford Township and Winslow Township in Camden County to the northwest. It is located in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, so is largely flat, though the highest point in Atlantic County is located along the Pennsylvania Railroad within the borders of Hammonton. The town is located almost exactly halfway between Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located completely or partially within the town include Barnard, Bellhurst, Caldwell Crossing, Dacosta, Dutchtown, Great Swamp, Murphy, Rockford, Rockwood, Rosedale and West Mills.
The town is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation's first National Reserve. All of the town is included in the state-designated Pinelands Area, which includes portions of Atlantic County, along with areas in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties.
Due to its location in the Pine Barrens, the soil is largely sandy, making it ideal for growing blueberries. Low, marshy areas, often within the Pine Barrens are also used for cranberry cultivation.
Hammonton lies in the northern reaches of the humid subtropical climate zone, and, similar to inland southern New Jersey, is characterized by brisk winters, hot summers, and plentiful precipitation spread evenly throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hammonton's climate is abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|Climate data for Hammonton, New Jersey (1981–2010 normals)|
|Average high °F (°C)||41.1
|Average low °F (°C)||23.0
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.07
|Average snowfall inches (cm)||6.0
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)||10.4||9.9||9.7||12.6||10.9||11.7||9.8||9.0||8.3||10.0||9.1||10.9||122.1|
|Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in)||3.2||2.5||.8||.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.2||7.9|
|Population sources: 1870-2000
1870-1920 1870 1880-1890
1930-1990 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,791 people, 5,408 households, and 3,759 families residing in the town. The population density was 361.8 per square mile (139.7/km2). There were 5,715 housing units at an average density of 139.8 per square mile (54.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.67% (12,080) White, 3.00% (444) Black or African American, 0.28% (42) Native American, 1.37% (203) Asian, 0.01% (2) Pacific Islander, 10.81% (1,599) from other races, and 2.85% (421) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 20.93% (3,096) of the population.
There were 5,408 households, of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the town, 23.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.6 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $59,085 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,242) and the median family income was $62,354 (+/- $3,893). Males had a median income of $47,110 (+/- $4,411) versus $36,615 (+/- $3,549) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,292 (+/- $1,528). About 8.4% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 12,604 people, 4,619 households, and 3,270 families residing in the town. The population density was 305.5 people per square mile (117.9/km2). There were 4,843 housing units at an average density of 117.4 per square mile (45.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 87.85% White, 1.74% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.83% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.88% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 45.9% of town residents were of Italian ancestry, the second-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States (behind Johnston, Rhode Island, at 46.7%), and highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry. News reports have said Hammonton leads the nation in Italian-Americans per capita.
There were 4,619 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,137, and the median income for a family was $52,205. Males had a median income of $36,219 versus $27,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,889. About 5.7% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.
Hammonton is governed under the Town form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Town Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term. The Town Council consists of six members elected to serve two-year terms on a staggered basis, with three seats coming up for election each year.
As of 2015[update], the Mayor of Hammonton is Independent Steve DiDonato, whose term of office ends December 31, 2017. Members of the Hammonton Town Council are Deputy Mayor Tom Gribbin (I, 2015), Steve Furgione (R, 2016), Mickey Pullia (R, 2015), Sam Rodio (I, 2016), Michael Torrissi, Jr. (R, 2016) and Ed Wuillermin (I, 2015).
The mayor and the majority of council members are affiliated with Hammonton First, an independent political organization that was established in 2005 and swept that November's elections, winning the mayoral seat and all three council seats.
Federal, state and county representation
Hammonton is located in the 2nd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 8th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Hammonton had been in the 9th state legislative district.
New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).
For the 2004-15 Session, the 8th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Dawn Marie Addiego (R, Evesham Township) and in the General Assembly by Christopher J. Brown (R, Evesham Township) and Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R, Evesham Township). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Atlantic County is governed by a directly elected executive and a nine-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, responsible for legislation. The executive serves a four-year term and the freeholders are elected to staggered three-year terms, of which four are elected from the county on an at-large basis and five of the freeholders represent equally populated districts. As of 2015[update], Atlantic County's Executive is Republican Dennis Levinson, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders are Chairman Frank D. Formica, Freeholder District 2, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Linwood, Longport, Margate, Northfield, Somers Point and Ventnor (R, 2015), Vice Chairman James A. Bertino, Freeholder District 5, including Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (part), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth (R, 2015), Colin G. Bell, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2015), John Carman, Freeholder District 3, including Egg Harbor Township (part) and Hamilton Township (part) (R, 2017), Ernest D. Coursey, Freeholder District 1, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part) and Pleasantville (R, 2016), Richard Dase, Freeholder District 4, including Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic (D, 2016), Alexander C. Marino, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2017), Will Pauls, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2016) and John W. Risley, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2017). Constitutional officers are County Clerk Edward P. McGettigan (2016), Sheriff Frank X. Balles (R, 2017) and Surrogate James Curcio (2015).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 8,556 registered voters in Hammonton, of which 1,851 (21.6% vs. 30.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 2,627 (30.7% vs. 25.2%) were registered as Republicans and 4,076 (47.6% vs. 44.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties. Among the town's 2010 Census population, 57.8% (vs. 58.8% in Atlantic County) were registered to vote, including 75.5% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 76.6% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 3,420 votes here (54.4% vs. 41.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 2,777 votes (44.1% vs. 57.9%) and other candidates with 57 votes (0.9% vs. 0.9%), among the 6,290 ballots cast by the town's 8,951 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.3% (vs. 65.8% in Atlantic County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 3,509 votes here (54.0% vs. 41.6% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 2,894 votes (44.5% vs. 56.5%) and other candidates with 89 votes (1.4% vs. 1.1%), among the 6,502 ballots cast by the town's 9,090 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.5% (vs. 68.1% in Atlantic County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 3,218 votes here (54.1% vs. 46.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 2,600 votes (43.7% vs. 52.0%) and other candidates with 47 votes (0.8% vs. 0.8%), among the 5,947 ballots cast by the town's 7,913 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.2% (vs. 69.8% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 3,234 votes here (68.7% vs. 60.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 1,229 votes (26.1% vs. 34.9%) and other candidates with 60 votes (1.3% vs. 1.3%), among the 4,709 ballots cast by the town's 9,033 registered voters, yielding a 52.1% turnout (vs. 41.5% in the county). In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 2,588 votes here (53.7% vs. 47.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 1,773 votes (36.8% vs. 44.5%), Independent Chris Daggett with 204 votes (4.2% vs. 4.8%) and other candidates with 93 votes (1.9% vs. 1.2%), among the 4,822 ballots cast by the town's 8,724 registered voters, yielding a 55.3% turnout (vs. 44.9% in the county).
Students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade attend the Hammonton Public Schools. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 3,493 students and 239.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.58:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Early Childhood Education Center (PreK-1st grade; 413 students), Warren E. Sooy Elementary School (2-5; 899), Hammonton Middle School (6-8; 817) and Hammonton High School (9-12; 1,364).
Students from Folsom Borough (grades 9-12) and Waterford Township in Camden County (7-12) attend the Hammonton schools as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Folsom Borough School District and the Waterford Township School District.
In the wake of the dissolution of the Lower Camden County Regional School District, the Hammonton board of education voted in 1999 to begin accepting an estimated 800 students from Waterford Township for grades 7-12 starting as of 2002, with the tuition paid by students from Waterford helping to lower overall costs to Hammonton taxpayers.
Town public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.
Hammonton is home of the Catholic schools St. Joseph Regional Elementary School (for PreK-8) and St. Joseph High School (for grades 9-12) which operate under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Camden.
Roads and highways
As of 2010[update], the town had a total of 126.50 miles (203.58 km) of roadways, of which 77.04 miles (123.98 km) were maintained by the municipality, 30.61 miles (49.26 km) by Atlantic County and 14.65 miles (23.58 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 4.20 miles (6.76 km) by the South Jersey Transportation Authority.
The Hammonton station of New Jersey Transit provides passenger rail service between the Atlantic City Rail Terminal in Atlantic City and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and intermediate points on the Atlantic City Line.
Hammonton is known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World."
Since the 1980s, the Red, White and Blueberry Festival has celebrated Hammonton's status as the nation's blueberry capital. The Hammonton Wine Festival, a fundraiser for the area Rotary Club, celebrates the area's winemakers.
Ronald Reagan visited Hammonton during his 1984 re-election campaign. Reagan's speech highlighted Hammonton's status as "Blueberry Capital of the World" and then extolled the virtues of New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen.
Hammonton has also been visited by Ulysses S. Grant and Theodore Roosevelt, who made whistle stops in the town, as well as by Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy while President or during their presidential campaigns.
Every year Hammonton hosts the Red, White and Blueberry festival, Our Lady of Mount Carmel festival and the Hammonton wine festival. Mount Carmel's Italian Festival dates back to 1875 and is considered the oldest such continuously run festival in the United States. Other festivals include; Hammonton Fall Beer Festival, Teen Arts Festival, Hammonton Food Truck Festival, Hammonton Green day Festival, and Crusin Main Street.
Hammonton's downtown district has been growing for the past 20 years. The downtown area includes Bellevue Avenue, Central Avenue, Vine street, Second Street, Third Street, Twelfth Street, Egg Harbor Road, Front Street, West End Avenue, Railroad Avenue and Washington Street. The downtown includes art galleries, restaurants, wine and sports bars, banks, clothing stores,offices, a theatre, a park, and a college satellite campus, attracting shoppers from South Jersey.
Every year the downtown has two major parades which are the Halloween and Christmas parades. It also hosts a smaller parade every year, the Memorial Day parade. the Downtown also host the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, which is a large celebration that includes, the lighting of a large tree on the corner of Bellevue and Central Avenue, Christmas carolers, a music show, carriage rides, a live nativity and the arrival of Santa. During these events the downtown stores are open late.
On the third Thursday of every month, the downtown host the "Third Thursday Events", with a different theme each month. Stores offer discounts, and people perform on the street.
The downtown was one of the finalist for the Great American Main Street Award in 2013. The award recognizes three communities each year for their successful revitalization efforts, based on documented economic impact, small-business development, historic preservation, volunteer involvement, public/private cooperation and success over time.
In 1949, Hammonton was the winner of the Little League World Series, after finishing third in the tournament in both 1947 and 1948. The Hammonton team was the first official team located outside of Pennsylvania.
In November 2014, in a study conducted by credit donkey.com, Hammonton was ranked second happiest city in New Jersey. The ranking was based on restaurants, crime rate, commute, departure time, income, divorce rate, and housing.
Wineries and alcohol consumption
On June 7, 2013, the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton became the first theater in New Jersey to sell alcoholic beverages and allow spectators to drink wine during the show. Under an arrangement reached under the authority of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Sharrott Winery will be able to sell patrons bottles of wine that can be consumed during shows at the theater.
Hammonton made a cameo appearance in the first two episodes of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, with a scene towards the end of both episodes showing the town sign "Welcome to Hammonton, The Blueberry Capital of the World".
The Fox TV show American Idol aired its first episode of its 12th season in January 2013 with a performance by Sarah Restuccio, a seventeen-year-old girl from Hammonton. The judges enjoyed her rendition of "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood, but she impressed them when they asked her to sing something else and she rapped "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj. The show featured a short clip about Sarah's life, which included showing her everyday life in Hammonton.
In October 2013 the MTV reality show True Life, featured the episode "True Life Presents: My Dad Is A Bro" about a girl in her twenties and her father in his fifties, who both party. The episode takes place throughout Hammonton.
In the summer of 2013, scenes from the independent film The Honour were filmed in Hammonton.
In May 2015, a commercial for the male clothing brand, Chubbies Shorts, was filmed on South Second Street in Hammonton.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Hammonton include:
- Tyler Bellamy (born 1988), soccer player.
- Jill Biden (born 1951), educator and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden.
- Ray Blanchard (born 1945), sexologist.
- Anthony Durante (1967-2003), professional wrestler.
- Ace Enders (born 1982), musician.
- Lindsey Giannini (born 1994), Miss New Jersey 2015.
- Marie Howland (1836-1921), feminist writer.
- Johnnie O. Jackson (born 1971), professional bodybuilder and powerlifter.
- Nelson Johnson (born 1948), former Atlantic County Superior Court Judge and author of Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a chapter of which about Enoch L. "Nucky" Johnson - "Atlantic City's Godfather" - became the basis for the series Boardwalk Empire.
- Margaret Mead (1901-1978), cultural anthropologist who did some of her first research in Hammonton.
- Victor Moore (1876-1962), actor.
- George Washington Nicholson (1832–1912), landscape painter who retired to Hammonton around 1902 and lived there until his death in 1912.
- Ron Previte, former member of the Philadelphia crime family.
- Gabriella Ricca (born 2002), Female Gymnast, won the USAIGC/IAIGC Gymnastics World Championships in the 12-year-old division's All-Around Champion and Bar Champion.
- Tom Ricca (born 1968), WWE Professional Wrestler, better known by the ring names Tony Ricca and The Pharaoh.
- Andrew Rider (1866-1898), founder of Rider University, who lived and was buried in Hammonton.
- Nicodemo Scarfo (born 1929), member of the American Mafia who was Boss of the Philadelphia crime family, he spent summers working in Hammonton as blueberry picker.
- Tony Siscone (born 1949), professional race car diver.
- N. Leonard Smith (born 1929), politician.
- Alma Joslyn Whiffen-Barksdale (1916-1981), mycologist who discovered cycloheximide.
- Gary Wolfe (born 1967), professional wrestler.
- The Early November, rock band.
- Your Persona (formed 2008), Band that started in Hammonton and has three member who are residents of Hammonton.
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- Brunetti, Michelle. "Republicans gained two seats on Town Council Tuesday night, with Hammonton United Republican Club members Mike Torrissi and Steve Furgione beating out incumbent independent Hammonton First members Paul Esposito and Dan Bachalis, according to unofficial numbers.", The Press of Atlantic City, November 4, 2014. Accessed January 3, 2015. "Republicans gained two seats on Town Council Tuesday night, with Hammonton United Republican Club members Mike Torrissi and Steve Furgione beating out incumbent independent Hammonton First members Paul Esposito and Dan Bachalis, according to unofficial numbers.... Hammonton First incumbent Sam Rodio was the only incumbent to be re-elected, said Hammonton First campaign manager Jim Donio."
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- Longest Line of Cakes, Guinness World Records. Accessed June 14, 2013. "The longest line of cakes measured 571.5 m (1,875 ft) and was achieved by Ricca's Italian Bakery (USA) in Hammonton, on 24 July 2011."
- Post, Michelle Brunetti. "Wine sales planned at Hammonton's Eagle Theatre", The Press of Atlantic City, June 5, 2013, updated June 6, 2013. Accessed June 14, 2013. "Starting Friday night, audience members at The Eagle Theatre will be able to enjoy a glass of wine before and during shows. Sharrott Winery, located just over the border from Hammonton in Winslow Township, has gotten permission from the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell half and full bottles of wine at the theater.... It is the first such agreement in New Jersey, said Eagle Theatre President Jim Donio."
- Nash, Margo. "The Devil You Think You Know", The New York Times, October 13, 2002. Accessed August 4, 2013. "Most of the film, made by Painted Zebra Productions, was shot at Wharton State Forest, Historic Batsto Village and Hammonton in the Pine Barrens. Its stars include Cliff Robertson, Robert Guillaume, Christopher Atkins, Lesley-Anne Down and Michelle Maryk."
- Procida, Lee. "Hammonton welcomes Boardwalk Empire sign", The Press of Atlantic City, April 29, 2011. Accessed October 22, 2012. "In the first episode of "Boardwalk Empire," an ill-fated group of bootleggers passes by a wooden sign that reads 'Welcome to Hammonton, The Blueberry Capital of the World.'"
- "Season 12 Road to Hollywood: Sarah Restuccio", American Idol, backed up by the Internet Archive as of January 22, 2013. Accessed September 15, 2014. "Sarah Restuccio auditioned for American Idol in honor of a friend that had passed away. Discover more about this Hammonton, NJ resident."
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- "True Life Presents: My Dad Is A Bro", MTV. Accessed December 9, 2013.
- Staff. "Indie Film, The Honour, Shot in Hammonton", Courier-Post, August 2, 2013. Accessed December 9, 2013. "Daria Berenato (left) of Hammonton and Christina Heath of Hamilton film a scene in their upcoming indie film called The Honour. The LGBT film was shot in Hammonton and other places around South Jersey."
- Post, Michelle Brunetti. "Film shoot transports Hammonton back to the 1980s", The Press of Atlantic City ,May 18, 2015. Accessed August 31, 2015. "The big dance number, which shut down Second Street between Bellevue Avenue and Vine Street, is part of a short film the Hammonton company is doing for California-based Chubbies Shorts."
- #2 Tyler Bellamy, Defender, Rochester Rhinos. Accessed August 4, 2013. "Hometown: Hammonton, NJ"
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- Ray Blanchard, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Accessed June 25, 2012.
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- Jackson, Vincent. "Making a new start; Hammonton's Ace Enders has a new disc, a new band and is looking to write a new chapter in his music career", The Press of Atlantic City, February 11, 2009. Accessed August 4, 2013. "Enders, of Hammonton, had beaten the odds. Not only was he making a living playing his music, he and his four-piece band had just released its second album, 'The Mother, The Mechanic, and the Path.'"
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- Margaret Mead, American National Biography. Accessed December 26, 2013. "Before Margaret Mead reached her teens, she accompanied her mother on field trips to Hammonton, New Jersey, where Emily Mead was engaged in sociological research among Italian immigrants."
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- Community Advisory Board, Rider University. Accessed April 7, 2015. "Rider University’s founder and first president Andrew Rider and his wife Ida Rider resided in Hammonton and are buried there."
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- Hammonton Republican Club
- Hammonton Democratic Club
- The Hammonton Gazette - Hammonton's local newspaper. The print edition is published on Wednesdays. Website updated weekly with selected content from print edition.
- The Hammonton News - The print edition is published on Wednesdays. Website updated Wednesday mornings, with full stories from paper edition.
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