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New city hall pays tribute to Port Republic’s past

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

James FitzPatrick /  The cupola was originally supposed to have windows, but the design was switched to louvers to authentically represent the bell tower that would have graced municipal buildings of yore. James FitzPatrick / The cupola was originally supposed to have windows, but the design was switched to louvers to authentically represent the bell tower that would have graced municipal buildings of yore. PORT REPUBLIC – Port Republic will take a bold step toward the future, while paying homage to its rich and defining past when it opens its new city hall next week.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, the official dedication ceremony will be held at 143 Main St. The program will include local dignitaries, school children and a meeting of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Sam Snead’s PGA trophy won at Seaview Country Club goes up for auction

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Heritage Auctions / Although there is a permanent trophy passed from winner to winner each year, a smaller 16-inch replica is also awarded that each winner keeps. Heritage Auctions / Although there is a permanent trophy passed from winner to winner each year, a smaller 16-inch replica is also awarded that each winner keeps. GALLOWAY – A piece of local and golfing history is up for auction and available to anyone with a bank account healthy enough to make a bid.

Seaview Country Club in Galloway, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary year, played host the PGA Championship 1942. The Wanamaker Trophy, won by legendary golfer Sam Snead, is part of a collection of memorabilia being auctioned online by Heritage Auctions in Dallas.  

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Coast Guard pilot guest speaker at Salute to Our Veterans

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 19, 2014 11:10 am

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Kroll U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Kroll GALLOWAY ­– The guest speaker at Saturday’s Salute to Our Veterans event will be U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matthew Kroll, a helicopter pilot at Air Station Atlantic City, located at Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona.

Lt. Kroll leads search and rescue missions within the Mid-Atlantic region, in addition to protecting Washington, D.C. as a pilot with the Rotary Wing Air Intercept (RWAI) program.

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Annual Salute to Our Veterans to include Blue Star Memorial dedication

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 18, 2014 03:13 pm

James FitzPatrick / This Blue Star Memorial marker will be dedicated during Saturday's Salute to Our Veterans event.. James FitzPatrick / This Blue Star Memorial marker will be dedicated during Saturday's Salute to Our Veterans event.. GALLOWAY – In addition to local veterans, musicians, elected officials and clergy, the annual Salute to Our Veterans program, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, will have a guest not found on your typical speakers’ roster for a veterans’ event.

Susan O’Donnell will represent the Garden Club of New Jersey, and help unveil the latest addition to the park: a Blue Star Memorial marker.

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Stockton College seeking university status

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 01:16 pm

Photo by Margot Alten /Members of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Board of Trustees and the Stockton community applaud the move to seek a change in the college’s status to that of a university. Photo by Margot Alten /Members of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Board of Trustees and the Stockton community applaud the move to seek a change in the college’s status to that of a university.

GALLOWAY – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey today took a historic step toward changing its official designation and name to that of a university, officials announced in a news release.

The board of trustees voted to authorize President Herman Saatkamp to petition the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to officially classify Stockton as a comprehensive university – a designation for which the college has met the requirements for the past five years, according to a news release.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 18, 2014

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 18, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 18, 2014 Free Yoga for Cancer classes

Learn how to take an active role in your journey to healing in a safe and nurturing environment with free Yoga for Cancer classes offered the month of October at Yoga Nine Mind and Body Studio, 45 South New York Road, Smithville, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Classes include gentle stretching, dynamic movements, relaxing breathing techniques and calming meditations. No experience necessary. All levels welcome. Classes held Thursdays at 11 a.m. led by Dr. Robyn Tiger, physician and yoga therapist certified in teaching yoga for cancer. Preregistration encouraged. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Power line upgrade sparks safety concerns in Galloway

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Wednesday, September 17, 2014 05:59 pm

GALLOWAY – Atlantic City Electric plans to remove wooden poles and install taller and larger-diameter steel ones when it replaces one of its major power lines in the township starting next month as part of a $24 million system upgrade.

While the steel poles and new lines will increase system reliability, there is also concern that the new structures won’t be as forgiving to motorists in the event of accident. In addition, the plan calls for four very large poles that have local officials asking if there are any alternatives available.

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Miss Teen Galloway joins 9/11 ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 09:03 pm

Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick takes a moment with members of the Galloway Township Police Department. From left are Officer Paul Smith, Sgt. Joseph Picardi, McCormick, Cpl. Chris McGinty and Officer Bill Kline. Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick takes a moment with members of the Galloway Township Police Department. From left are Officer Paul Smith, Sgt. Joseph Picardi, McCormick, Cpl. Chris McGinty and Officer Bill Kline.

GALLOWAY – Miss Teen Galloway 2014, Kristen McCormick, made her first official appearance at the 9/11 memorial ceremony Thursday at Patriot Lake, where she showed her support for first responders and helped honor the memory of those that perished on that tragic day. 

Traditionally Miss Teen Galloway's first appearance is the Fourth of July Parade, but that was cancelled due to rain.

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Galloway says ‘thank you’ to Captain Kane

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, September 15, 2014 10:27 am

James FitzPatrick / Police Chief Patrick Moran, left, reads a plaque recognizing Allen Kane for '25 tears of dedicated service to the residents of Galloway Township.' James FitzPatrick / Police Chief Patrick Moran, left, reads a plaque recognizing Allen Kane for '25 tears of dedicated service to the residents of Galloway Township.' GALLOWAY – Friends and colleagues filled the Galloway Municipal Courtroom Sept. 9 to wish Al Kane well in his retirement from the Galloway Township Police Department.

The 25-year officer joined the force on Aug. 21, 1989, after graduating first in his class from the Atlantic County Police Academy. Promoted to sergeant in 1994 and lieutenant in 2001, he made captain in 2010, Chief Patrick Moran said.

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Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 2014

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Written by STAFF Saturday, September 13, 2014 09:35 am

Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 2014 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 Aug. 31-Sept. 6 Galloway police answered 925 calls for service. Officers made 34 arrests, and issued 100 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 19 motor vehicle accidents, 13 domestic complaints, 81 medical assists and 14 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Galloway remembers sacrifices of 9/11

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Written by Chelsea White Friday, September 12, 2014 01:35 pm

Chelsea White /  Master of ceremonies Howard Berchtold of the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company welcomes visitors to Patriot Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 11 for the 9/11 memorial observance. Chelsea White / Master of ceremonies Howard Berchtold of the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company welcomes visitors to Patriot Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 11 for the 9/11 memorial observance. GALLOWAY – As the sun set over Patriot Lake Thursday, Sept. 11, the community gathered for a memorial ceremony to honor the fallen rescue workers and civilians of the 9/11 tragedy.

Area fire, police and rescue units joined residents around the gazebo for the emotional night of prayer and song.

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Mara Justine’s final ‘AGT’ performance (VIDEO)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 05:14 pm

GALLOWAY – Galloway's Mara Justine was eliminated in Tuesday night’s "America's Got Talent" results show, even though her final performance was strong and something to appreciate.

The original broadcast had a technical problem that caused the viewing audience to hear an echo.

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Program announced for Salute to Our Veterans

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:15 am

The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway. The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway. GALLOWAY – The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway.

Guest speaker will be Coast Guard Lt. Matthew M. Kroll, a helicopter pilot serving at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Pomona.

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Back to School Nights start Sept. 11

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

The Arthur Ran Back to School Night is Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:45 p.m. / PARCC at 6:15 p.m. The Arthur Ran Back to School Night is Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:45 p.m. / PARCC at 6:15 p.m. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Township Public Schools have scheduled Back to School Nights beginning Thursday, Sept. 11.

Parents are advised that due to a change in Absegami's Back to School Night, Roland Rogers Elementary School has also changed its Back to School Night to Sept. 11.

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Early Galloway youth sports leader Pauline Stuckel dies at 81

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:24 am

Pauline Margaret Stuckel Pauline Margaret Stuckel

GALLOWAY – The township lost one of its early youth sports leaders when Pauline “Paulina” Margaret Stuckel, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Born Dec. 6, 1932 to Ethel and Henry Gabriel, she and her late husband, Emery "Buzzy" Stuckel, were instrumental having the family donate the land, now Gabriel Field, to the Galloway Township Athletic Association.

Stuckel died after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. 

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Reassessment company to answer questions at Galloway meeting

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:11 am

GALLOWAY – The public will have at least one more chance to weigh in on their tax assessments when the township government hosts a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium.

Featured will be a presentation by Vital Communications, the company that performed a recent township-wide reassessment. In addition the mayor and council, the tax assessor and tax collector will be there to answer questions, Township Manager Susan Jacobucci said at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 Township Council meeting.

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