The family of Ashley Gitto has asked me to promote Tuesday's Community Townhall Meeting on the alarming problem of drug addiction in South Jersey.

Ashley, 25, a local hairdresser, died last Thursday from a heroin overdose, the latest death in the increasingly troublesome problem of local drug overdoses. Atlantic County now leads New Jersey in drug overdose fatalities.

Ashley Gitto's mother Kathy will be one of the speakers at the Townhall Meeting, the night before she buries her daughter.

The Community Townhall Meeting at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing at 6pm Tuesday (9/29), 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing in the Walter E. Edge Hall – Theater. See more details here