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 the international General Federation of                                     “When you see moving farm equip-    Florio, who died Sunday night at 85,
 Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and the New   Free Meals Available Through Child and Adult Care   ment on the road, it means they are   was remembered as an environmental
 Jersey State Federation of Women’s                                       already at work,” NJDA Secretary     champion whose policies helped clean
 Clubs (NJSFWC). She then introduced   Food Program, Check for Eligibility   Douglas Fisher said. “We implore drivers   up toxic pollution, improve public health
 Board members, officers, and commit-  Children and adults enrolled in day care facilities may be eligible for free meals   to have patience when they encounter a   and preserve the state’s natural beauty.
 tee chairs. Each outlined her responsi-  through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, according to New Jersey Secretary   farm vehicle. Roads in many rural areas   As a congressman, he helped create the
 bilities as well as activities in which she   of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a feder-  are narrower, have obstructed sightlines,   Superfund cleanup program and preserve
 participates. In alliance with GFWC and   ally funded program that reimburses sponsoring agencies that provide healthy meals   and farm equipment moves slowly and   the Pinelands. As governor, he shut down
 NJSFWC, MWC strives to improve the   and snacks at no charge to children and adults enrolled in licensed or approved day   can be difficult to see around. It’s better   incinerators and supported greater scru-
 community by enhancing the lives of oth-  care facilities or family day care homes.  to be a few minutes late and avoid a dev-  tiny of polluters.
 ers through volunteer service.   Meals are available at no separate charge to all enrolled participants in the Child   astating collision.”  “A quote on Jim Florio’s environmen-
 Many of the club’s activities, civic   and Adult Care Food Program and are served without regard to race, color, national   A driver approaching a marked slow-  tal legacy doesn’t do him justice — a book
 engagements and community projects   origin, sex, age, or disability. Below are the Income Eligibility Guidelines used in   moving vehicle from behind, must, before   is needed,” David Pringle, a longtime
 were reviewed. This informative meeting   determining eligibility for free- and reduced-price meals.  trying to pass, reduce their speed to that   New Jersey environmental advocate, said
 was particularly beneficial to new and                                   of the slow-moving vehicle, if there are   Monday. “He not only lived but led our
 prospective members.   Eligibility Income Scale (effective through June 30, 2023  fewer than two lanes of traffic flowing in   nation’s modern environmental move-
                                                                          the same direction.                  ment for decades.”
                                                                             Registered farm vehicles may travel
 The Guidance Center to   Family Size   Free Yearly Income   Reduced Yearly Income  upon the state’s public highways a dis-
 Honor Mayor Fanucci  1 2  $17,677     $25,142                            tance of 50 miles. Vehicles used exclu-
 The Guidance Center will recog-  3  $29,939  $42,606                     sively for farm purposes or any vehicles
 nize and honor City of Vineland Mayor   4  $36,075  $51,338              like them being towed by another vehicle,
   Each Additional                                                        must display a triangular, red and orange
   Family Member  +$6,136              +$8,732                            “slow moving vehicle” emblem on the
                                                                          rear of the vehicle.
      The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federal program of the Food and   To learn more about driving in rural
   Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Find out more   areas, go to
   about the Child and Adult Care Food Program at  To view the video, go to
   dadult/food.html                                                       watch?v=_hBSxC43Dl4

                                                                          From Superfund Law to
  to improve the diverse communities    For information or to make reser-
  that make up Vineland and surround-  vations to recognize Mayor Anthony   Pinelands Protection,                Environmentalists praised his one
  ing  areas in Cumberland County,” says   Fanucci at the  awards event, contact                               term as governor, from 1990 to 1994, for
  Ed Bowman, president of The Guidance   Mary Ann Pettit at 856-825-6810, ext.   Florio Remembered as an       helping to reduce the number of trash
  Center. “We are  privileged to recognize   204, or e-mail    Environmental Champion     incinerators across the state while also
  Mayor Anthony Fanucci as this year’s                                       By Scott Fallon and Amanda Oglesby,   supporting two key laws: the Clean Water
  Distinguished Community Leader.”    Driver Safety, Patience   , Sept. 26, 2022      Enforcement Act in 1990, which required
 Anthony Fanucci at its seventh annual   A lifelong resident of Vineland, Mayor   Urged While Sharing          greater scrutiny of drinking water provid-
 awards dinner to be held on Thursday,   Fanucci owns and operates A.R. Fanucci   This story is being republished under a   ers, and the Pollution Prevention Act in
 October 27, at Merighi’s Savoy Inn in   Insurance and Real Estate, Inc. He has   Road with Farm Vehicles   special NJ News Commons content-sharing   1991, which sought to reduce discharges
 Vineland.   served as mayor of  the City of Vineland   The New Jersey Department of   agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.   from industrial and other sites.
 Fanucci will receive the prestigious   for six years. He previously served as City   Agriculture, in conjunction with the State   Link to story:  Despite his work as governor, two of
 2022 Mental Health  Distinguished   Council president and is a former mem-  Board of Agriculture, has produced a   environment/2022/09/26/gov-james-  Florio’s crowning achievements came
 Community Leadership Award for his   ber of the Vineland Board of Education.   video to make drivers aware of the need   florio-nj-environmental-superfund-pine-  years earlier, shortly after he took office
 contributions and service in the greater   Mayor Fanucci’s dedication to improv-  for large farm equipment to be on the   lands/69519684007/  in Congress.
 Vineland/Cumberland County area. Also,   ing community mental health includes   road and to encourage drivers to have   Preserving the Pinelands: Working
 he will be recognized for his work sup-  passionate support for first responders   patience. With the harvest season begin-  When Jim Florio joined the House of   with political rival Gov. Brendan Byrne,
 porting education, law enforcement, first   and law enforcement who often find   ning, there will be more occasions where   Representatives in 1975, New Jersey was   Florio helped draft the legislation that
 responders and veterans, and for his con-  themselves engaged in critical and dan-  drivers and farm vehicles share the road.  still an industrial dumping ground whose   protected the Pinelands, the 1.1 million-
 tribution to environmentally sustainable   gerous incidents caused by someone in   According to The National Highway   out-of-control housing and commercial   acre area that contains forests, wetlands,
 development while maintaining the area’s  mental health crisis. Fanucci has also   Traffic Safety Administration, 30 percent   development was gobbling up pristine   berry farms and historic villages across
 agricultural heritage.    committed himself and the resources of   of the total vehicle miles traveled in 2019   open space.  seven counties.
 “The Guidance Center is proud to   the City to finding solutions to homeless-  were in rural areas, yet 45 percent of all   For the next few years, he worked   The Pinelands became the first
 honor Mayor Anthony Fanucci for his   ness, which often has mental illness and   traffic fatalities occurred on rural roads.  almost exclusively on reversing that.  national reserve in the U.S. under the
 work, both personal and professional,   co-occurring addiction as its root causes.                                         Continued on  next page
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