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#150 Mar 27, 2010
As a former resident of Browns Mills,I have had the re-visit blues. Growing up in Browns Mills, used to be the best thing a parent could do for their children. The schools were number one. On Saturdays the ball parks were filled with cheering parents and athelic children. On cold winter nights we used to gather at mirror lake and ice skate. The old Acme parking lot is were everyone sat for hours talking about nothing. I moved away back in 1989, and have made many visits to Browns Mills, I have seen a big change in the area, but I always close my eyes and think about those days when I was young. Instead of talking about it, do something about it. If you don't like it, Fix it....
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#151 Apr 17, 2010
kudos
memories past wrote:
As a former resident of Browns Mills,I have had the re-visit blues. Growing up in Browns Mills, used to be the best thing a parent could do for their children. The schools were number one. On Saturdays the ball parks were filled with cheering parents and athelic children. On cold winter nights we used to gather at mirror lake and ice skate. The old Acme parking lot is were everyone sat for hours talking about nothing. I moved away back in 1989, and have made many visits to Browns Mills, I have seen a big change in the area, but I always close my eyes and think about those days when I was young. Instead of talking about it, do something about it. If you don't like it, Fix it....
TAG

Havertown, PA

#152 Jan 30, 2012
anonymous wrote:
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Hey jon. roger senski is a convicted sex offender. just to let you know. look it up hes only been out of jail for a little over a year. weird how people change from high school huh?
I WAS HIH CELLY FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS...LOL SMAL WORLD...HE'S OUT THERE MAN...
kim

Washington, DC

#153 Feb 25, 2012
no matter where you go there are gangs, homeless,drug dealers, drug addicts and yes sometimes you get to see the trouble and sometimes its.behind.closed doors..the only way you wont see or.hear about.the trouble is.if you live on mars...if you dont live in browns mills then good for you...why not just leave it.behind..not all areas of the township are bad, but i certainly agree that its best to choose your friends wisely..some of us good people that live in pemberton twp either like it here or cant afford to move with the cost of living here.
kim

Union, NJ

#154 Feb 25, 2012
well said!!!
kimber wrote:
There is something wrong with you guys fighting over the internet like a bunch of 10 year olds. The women asked a simple question and there really is a simple answer..... Yes Browns Mills has drug users and dealers of course what town does not? Yes there are homeless people again what town does not? As far as the school system goes..... IT'S HOW YOU RAISE YOUR KIDS! And as far as people hanging out at wawa... Your going to tell me people from Mt.Holly, Medford, ANYWHERE else in the united states dont run into each other and have a little chat? Come on. As far as shopping Browns Mills is a small town so no the shopping is not that good but if you want good shopping move to the city. You speak of "Piney's" But have you ever spoke to some of the people who you see as Piney? Probably not So Please Do Not PASS JUDGEMENT ON PEOPLE YOU HAVE NEVER EVER SPOKEN TO.
Sharon if your thinking of moving here then all I can tell you is this.. It's all in how you raise your children and how you live your life.
EDK1 You have moved yes? So please move on we all understand you do not care for Browns Mills and you are entitled to your opinion But also understand there are many good people who live here or lived here such as yourself so please do not pass judgement on all of Browns Mills residents.
BBry

Marlton, NJ

#155 Feb 28, 2012
Directed to Sharon: You'd actually be surprised to know that there are many nice, educated, and hard-working people that live here. Granted, there are plenty of interesting characters, but you could definitely gather that much from just spending five minutes in town, unless you were absolutely blind. There are some people that are here because they can't afford to go anywhere else and others that choose to be here because they like the town for what it is. If high quality of living was so much of a concern, your family should have relocated to Moorestown or Cherry Hill instead. Snobs are not something we have an abundance of here.
donna

Indianapolis, IN

#156 Apr 21, 2012
ddt wrote:
Browns Mills has an interesting history most people aren't aware of. It was actually once a resort town for people in Philadelphia and New York to get away for the weekend. In the late 1800's they advertised that their "cedar water" had healing properties. My family from Queens had a summer home built their in the early 1900's.
The Great Depression came which had an affect of the town, Camp Dix grew their size and became Fort Dix. Alot of "pineys" the NJ equivilant of a redneck moved there for all the jobs that Fort Dix brought. Post War War II, alot of soldiers happen to stay in the area, and alot of the summer homes, which were not designed to be real homes, and resort cabins became converted into homes. The genetic flaws and ignorance of the pineys haven't helped the area. There has been few economic factors to draw people there or really help bring revenue to this area. Fort Dix cutting back in size has not helped the area in recent years and they used some of that federal property to put up a prison.
The area is definitely not the town anymore which used to have a golf course a nice private hotel with beaches.
If there is a such word as "rural sprawl", I would use it to describe the layout of design of the town. The town is just trashy.
Genetic Flaws and ignorance of the pineys......are you for real? "rural sprawl" would be a phrase or term not a word. It is two words. Ive lived here 11 years in the Country Lakes section and I am quite happy. Ive never had any problem with gangs drugs or violence. Its not upscale and the people here know that. But if you live here thats not your thing. I love the fact that while neighboring towns have felt tax increases that our towns taxes actually went down. Yes we dont have the shopping and restaurants of the towns around us but to say its trashy is just wrong. And it really is just a short drive to shop and dine out.
Laura Jane

Oklahoma City, OK

#157 Jul 5, 2012
Yes, unfortunately, related to Roger Senski, Only Half brother though. He turned out to be a real piece of work.
Laurie

Peru, IN

#158 Jul 13, 2013
I agree with Kimber, there is absolutely no need to have an argument everything someone asks a question. We are all adults here aren't we. In reference to the questions about "Drugs" Unfortunately they along with alcohol have become part of our society here in our country. We can only try and teach our children the right and wrong of getting involved. But our children must choose the road they walk down, we can try and guide them but that does not mean they will walk the way we would want them too. All we can do is hope an pray they take the right road if not then they are able to find their way back before it's too late.
resident

Somerset, NJ

#159 Jul 22, 2013
Browns Mills is a pretty town and could be a fabulous place to live provided our residents that care stick together and support one another in cleaning it up. Our court system needs to be tougher on the repeat offenders so that perhaps the bad element will MOVE AWAY! Parents in the town need to do a better job bringing their children up. Most of the "gang" garbage are people moving here from Trenton to get away from gang violence yet bring their way of life with them but most are wannabe gangsta. Why anyone would choose to live that way is beyond me. No matter where you go, there are problems. It's a shame that instead of doing something to help change our community and society at large, most just complain and poke fun at the troubles. If your not part of the solution then your part of the problem and no better than the "scumbags" of Browns Mills.
tina

Palm Bay, FL

#161 Jul 30, 2013
cyndeelouwho wrote:
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You mean Royal. Yes, he still is a fixture in the community.
Royal was not a bum, He suffers from a mental illness, and is being taken care of in a mental facility.
none

Browns Mills, NJ

#162 Aug 11, 2013
would not recommend living here, terrible place to live. very dirty, lot's drunk people, no one take care of properties and no one cares to make them. make me sick, the police don't help either, there is no noise ordance or curfew in this town. lot's of animal abusers too. don't move here, it is a dirty dirty town. no one cares either. wish i can post pictures to show everyone..
Camilla

Fort Wayne, IN

#163 Dec 15, 2013
My only problem living in BM, believe it or not, is the amount of dogs around my house. Without exaggeration, between my next door neighbors (left and right), and the three houses behind my home they are 16 dogs. More dogs than people. I called the animal control and the lady in charge indicated that the amount of dogs that are allow for household is five dogs. Can you just imagine if that happen? I have 7 years living in this house and I am planning to relocate soon.
yawn

Blackwood, NJ

#164 Dec 15, 2013
Rat poison in chicken works wonders for your dog problem.
Plonked

Mays Landing, NJ

#165 Feb 1, 2014
Utter poverty, drugs, gangs, trashy people, sex offenders, violence, theft....as a former property manager of on of the towns mobile home communities I can confirm what Sharon said.
If I didn't see it for myself...I would not believe something like this existed in NJ.
jschaeffer

Clearwater, FL

#166 Apr 9, 2014
I grew up in Browns Mills 1970-81. Back then there was nothing for kids to do, but get hooked on drugs and get into lots of trouble. I went back a couple of years ago and I noticed the mentality in BM is strange.
It's not your normal small town. The people seem to think they have a wonderful school system there and are happy with the below average
graduation rate. There was no employment there when I was a kid, there is no employment there now. You have to travel 30-40 minutes away for a decent paying job. I was happy when I moved out of this depressing area.
Shannon cummings

Frankfort, NY

#168 Apr 1, 2015
I use to live. At hilltop trailer park..there was a girl that lived at the house in there front..Amy I believe does any one know of her...And a Karen Holz...?
Resident of Country Lake

Browns Mills, NJ

#169 May 29, 2016
If you want the big town life don't move here. This town is more kicked back place. Fishing,hiking,biking,relaxing ,piney place of living. All towns have their problems even the Quakers have some hello its 2016 we have computers and cell phones we don't have phone booths.Most problems here are trivial compared to larger towns and cities.I lived in towns from east to west coast .Towns that make Brown's Mills look like a girl scout camp .Pretty much central here in the county in the woods .30 miles from Trenton,Atlantic City,Philadelphia,and the Beach.Were in cranberry bogs and blue berry fields and lots of pine barrens .Schools are good My kids walk the streets and feel safe.I see kids of all ages walking riding bikes and swimming in our lakes ,some bloggers should be living in gated communities.I like living free .
brookeraelyn dubell

Lakewood, NJ

#170 Nov 11, 2016
Dwayne wrote:
Is the used car dealer Harry DuBell still alive ? He owned a hotel, a package store, a bar and a used car lot in Browns Mills when I was stationed on Fort Dix from 1989-91.

I worked for him part time from 1990-91 doing detail work on cars.

He was a cranky old fart but he helped feed my family with the work he threw my way.
No he passed away, in 2001, a few years after I was born I'm his great granddaughter trying to find more information on him...

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