When people ask me where I grew up I immediately say 'in the Erial Posse'. Trust me, people from Erial know exactly what that is. That's the best thing about a 'home' town. Only people that live there get the references. I miss living in Erial. I also miss some of my old hang outs. Here are five stores I miss from hometown.
Last year I spoke with Austin Decker, a teenager from Gloucester Township who is a fierce advocate of those afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. His passion for helping those in his community is to be highly commended, and that's why we've chosen Austin as our SoJO Hometown Hero.
Erial Elementary School 5th grader Samantha Ortanez-Nguyen was mowed down my a drunk driver yesterday while visiting the Italian Market in Philadelphia with family. Now, classmates, faculty, and the small community of Erial, NJ are coping with the loss.