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Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 27, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 11:13 am

Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 27, 2015 Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 27, 2015 Movie and crafts

The library will show a motivational film 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, followed by a craft exercise for children 5 and older. Attendees will munch popcorn as they watch 11-year-old Akeelah learn to believe in herself as she begins winning spelling bees. The movie is rated PG. Registration required for the craft program that starts at noon.

Classic film club

The library will present “They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To: Classic Film Club” 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 2. Adults only. Attendees enjoy treats, watch and discuss films from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Feb. 25, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 10:37 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Feb. 25, 2015 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Feb. 25, 2015 Atlantic Audubon Society meeting

The Atlantic Audubon Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 Jimmie Leeds Road. A social hour will be followed by the presentation “Fall Songbird Migration in Cape May” at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call 609-384-4599.

Children’s book illustrator

The Visual Arts Faculty of Richard Stockton College will host children’s book illustrator Charles Santore. 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at Arts in the Afternoon in lecture hall L112, adjacent to the art gallery.

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Historic Galloway: Local ice man fills the order

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Written by SARAH SNOW Friday, February 27, 2015 10:16 am

Welcome to Historic Galloway, our weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history.

Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photoswith our readers online and in print.

Historic Galloway: Local ice man fills the order Historic Galloway: Local ice man fills the order

This would have been an everyday sight in the time before electric refrigeration. Signs like this one were placed on the window, with the sign turned so the amount if ice requested for the icebox was on top. That’s how much the iceman carried to your door.

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Be a part of ‘the guide’ in 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 09:38 am

The Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Galloway-Absecon Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make the communities of Galloway and Absecon special places to live, work and raise a family.
If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community group, religious organization, social service or government agency, we would like to hear from you. 

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Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education To the editor:

Parents and school board members are pushing the parents to vote for these bonds. They say that the money is to provide a better education for our children. It makes me think that our children past and present have not been getting that. If they were, then we do not need more tax money.

This is just a smokescreen. If the educators were doing their job, then the students would be getting a good education. If not, then no amount of money will do any good. Ask the kid from Maryland if she got a good education.

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Referendum letters cutoff

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 04:47 pm

The edition of Feb. 26 will be the final edition for letters to the editor about the March 10 Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District referendum on improvements to Absegami, Cedar Creek and Oakcrest high schools. Letters about the referendum must be received no later than Monday, Feb. 23, to be considered for print publication in the Feb. 26 edition. No letters about the referendum will be published March 5.

The deadline for submitting for publication online at shorenewstoday.com is Feb. 26.

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Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 8-14, 2015

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Written by STAFF Saturday, February 21, 2015 09:08 am

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 8-14, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 8-14, 2015

Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

During the period Feb. 8-14 Galloway police answered 847 calls for service. Officers made 26 arrests, and issued 55 traffic summonses. Officers responded to 10 motor vehicle accidents, six domestic complaints, 88 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated one burglary.

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Letter: Vote yes on Greater Egg referendum

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Written by Opinion Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

I grew up in Galloway Township and graduated from Absegami High School in 2005. My mom is on the Board of Education. I live and work in Maryland now, but I still follow the Atlantic County news, and my mom and friends keep me informed on local events as well.

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Absecon telecommunications supervisor faces aggravated manslaughter charges in death of Galloway man

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, February 20, 2015 08:16 pm

GALLOWAY ­ _ A township man faces aggravated manslaughter charges after he was arrested Friday, Feb. 20 and charged in connection with a Feb. 6 crash that killed a man walking along Tilton Road, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

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Stockton board makes university status official

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 01:05 pm

Stockton board makes university status official Stockton board makes university status official GALLOWAY –  The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey officially became Stockton University following a vote by its board of trustees yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 18), making official a change that has been in the works for nearly two years.

“Since its founding in 1969, Stockton has had many names, but one consistent mission: excellence in teaching, dedication to learning, and a tradition of community service,” said Stockton President Herman Saatkamp. “In becoming a university, we honor those values while continuing our journey as an environment for excellence and a partner in New Jersey’s social and economic development.” 

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Zombie party comes to Galloway library

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 12:00 am

April Kachnic, age 11 of Galloway, poses with her zombie Barbie. April Kachnic, age 11 of Galloway, poses with her zombie Barbie. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway held an Eat Your Heart Out: Zombie Apocalypse Party Thursday, Feb.12 where kids made creepy crafts and ate gory snacks. To learn more about upcoming events at the library branch, see www.atlanticlibrary.org and click on Calendar of Events.

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Historic Galloway: Oyster houses of Oceanville

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Written by SARAH SNOW Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:00 am

Welcome to Historic Galloway, our weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history.

Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos with our readers online and in print.

Here are the bygone oyster houses of Somers Landing Road. Among the six men pictured are Bodine, Cyril and Norris Somers and Clarence Conover. In the background at left, Bodine Somers' wife sits in a horse-drawn carriage. On the right is the ubiquitous shell pile. Submitted / Here are the bygone oyster houses of Somers Landing Road. Among the six men pictured are Bodine, Cyril and Norris Somers and Clarence Conover. In the background at left, Bodine Somers' wife sits in a horse-drawn carriage. On the right is the ubiquitous shell pile.

Here are the bygone oyster houses of Somers Landing Road. Among the six men pictured are Bodine, Cyril and Norris Somers and Clarence Conover. In the background at left, Bodine Somers' wife sits in a horse-drawn carriage. On the right is the ubiquitous shell pile.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Feb. 19, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:28 pm

events ‘Plastic Paradise’ screening

Go Green Galloway and Stockton SAVE will present the film “Plastic Paradise” 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 in Room B-012 at Richard Stockton College. Midway Atoll, one of the most remote places on Earth, siphons plastics from three distant continents. Journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun talks to scientists, researchers and volunteers who shed light on the effects of plastic consumption. There will be light refreshments, including Fair Trade coffee donated by Starbucks. Email Barbara Fiedler, Go Green Galloway chairperson, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

Atlantic Audubon Society meeting

The Atlantic Audubon Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 Jimmie Leeds Road. A social hour will be followed by the presentation “Fall Songbird Migration in Cape May” 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call 609-384-4599.

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Galloway Police Blotter, Feb. 1-7, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:24 pm

Galloway Police Galloway Police Blotter, Feb. 1-7, 2015 Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. 

Galloway police answered 894 calls for service Feb. 1-7. Officers made 31 arrests and issued 77 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Police responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 99 medical assists and 17 fire calls. Two burglaries were reported on Feb. 4, one in the 100 Block of New York Road, and the other in the 200 Block of Patriots Court.

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University status approved for Stockton

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 13, 2015 05:23 pm

University status approved for Stockton University status approved for Stockton

According to a post on Stockton’s official Facebook page, the South Jersey institution was granted university status by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. A spokeswoman with the Office of Higher Education confirmed the status change on Friday. She said the decision was made earlier that day.

The post, made a 4:37 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 on Stockton's page, simply invites the public to attend a special celebration.

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Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money To the editor:

On Tuesday March 10, the school board wants to raise taxes again for upgrades in Egg Harbor City, Hamilton, Galloway and Mullica townships. There’s a three-part question and on how much your taxes go up will depend depending on how many of the three parts get voted on.

Passing all three questions in Egg Harbor City would add $39.70 for each $100,000 of property value, in Galloway it’s $44 per $100,000,  in Hamilton Township it’s $38.60 per $100,000, and in Mullica Township $59.90 per $100,000.

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