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Galloway announces bulk waste drop-off days

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 03:57 pm

Galloway residents with valid ID will be able to drop off furniture, mattresses and carpeting at the Galloway Road Convenience Center and the Carton Avenue Recycling Center. Galloway residents with valid ID will be able to drop off furniture, mattresses and carpeting at the Galloway Road Convenience Center and the Carton Avenue Recycling Center. GALLOWAY – Bulk waste drop-off days in Galloway have been announced for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Galloway residents with valid ID will be able to drop off furniture, mattresses and carpeting at the Galloway Road Convenience Center and the Carton Avenue Recycling Center.

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Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 14-20, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, September 30, 2014 03:55 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 14-20, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 14-20, 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 Sept. 14-20 Galloway police answered 794 calls for service. Officers made 30 arrests, and issued 75 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents, 21 domestic complaints, 87 medical assists and 14 fire calls. They investigated five burglaries.

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Student arrested in two bomb threats at Absegami

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 02:24 pm

The male student was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of causing false public alarm, and two counts of criminal mischief, police said. The male student was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of causing false public alarm, and two counts of criminal mischief, police said. GALLOWAY – A 17-year-old Absegami High School student has been arrested for allegedly making two bomb threats at the school Sept. 25 and 26.

The male student was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of causing false public alarm, and two counts of criminal mischief, police said.  He has been suspended from school and placed on home electronic monitoring pending a Family Court hearing.

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Galloway doctor named AtlantiCare medical director of academic affairs

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:49 am

Dominick Zampino, D.O. Dominick Zampino, D.O. GALLOWAY – AtlantiCare recently named Galloway resident Dominick Zampino, D.O., medical director of academic affairs at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, and program director for the internal medicine residency program at ARMC.

 Zampino will oversee all graduate medical education, including AtlantiCare’s internal medicine residency program and residency programs affiliated with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. These include Cooper University Hospital’s psychiatry residency program; Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s surgery residency program; and Inspira Health Network’s orthopedic surgery residency program.

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‘The Greenhorns’ at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 02:06 pm

Go Green Galloway will present ‘The Greenhorns,’ a film about young farmers, as part of its free environmental film series 7 p.m.  tonight. Go Green Galloway will present ‘The Greenhorns,’ a film about young farmers, as part of its free environmental film series 7 p.m. tonight. Go Green Galloway will present “The Greenhorns,” a film about young farmers, as part of its free environmental film series 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library.

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Having a ball at the Italian Festival

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 10:43 am

Submitted / The Italian Festival, held at Historic Smithville Saturday, Sept. 27, is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council 6342. Submitted / The Italian Festival, held at Historic Smithville Saturday, Sept. 27, is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council 6342. GALLOWAY - Bocce ball was one of many Italian-themed attractions offered during the Italian Festival, held at Historic Smithville Saturday, Sept. 27.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council 6342, the program included Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band with Tony DeLuca, accordionist Carmen Vitanza and drummer Harry Himies, Italian food, wine, American and Italian beer on tap, Italian folk dancing by the Dance Forum South, hand-crafted and imported Italian specialties and children's activities.

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Beam signing marks milestone for AtlantiCare expansion (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 05:11 pm

Submitted / The project, which broke ground in February, will include a 35,000-square-foot expansion at the front entrance, and upgrades to the existing facility, which opened. Submitted / The project, which broke ground in February, will include a 35,000-square-foot expansion at the front entrance, and upgrades to the existing facility, which opened. GALLOWAY – AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Mainland Campus held a beam signing ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 24 to celebrate a milestone in its $62.5 million Mainland Campus modernization project.

AtlantiCare physicians, staff, volunteers, leadership and board members signed the final steel beam for the expansion before it was hoisted into place.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 25, 2014

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 26, 2014 02:34 pm

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 25, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 25, 2014 Car Cruise

Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, will host a Car Cruise 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. See spectacular vehicles from days gone by or show off one of your own. See www.ColonialInnSmithville.com or call 609-748-8999.

Fireworks after ‘Frozen’

The fireworks display originally set for Aug. 2 after the Galloway Carnival will take place Friday, Sept. 26, following the Galloway Movie the Park’s showing of “Frozen” at Patriot Lake in the Galloway Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. The event is presented by the Galloway Community Services. Call 609 652-8657.

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Area students seek sponsor to compete in national spelling bee

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 26, 2014 01:23 pm

Brian Dunn Brian Dunn GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Students in southern New Jersey want to show off their spelling skills at a national level, however they need a sponsor to take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

“Without a sponsor, our area will not be represented in Washington D.C.,” said Brian Dunn, coordinator of the regional South Jersey Spelling Bee. “But I’d love to keep this alive for our area students.”

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Veterans Memorial Park gets a Blue Star marker (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 26, 2014 12:00 pm

Shelby Wessner / Lt. Matthew Kroll, a helicopter pilot with the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, explains why teamwork and service are important to the military and veterans. Shelby Wessner / Lt. Matthew Kroll, a helicopter pilot with the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, explains why teamwork and service are important to the military and veterans. GALLOWAY – Veterans Memorial Park received a noteworthy new addition on Saturday, Sept. 20, with the dedication of a Blue Star Memorial marker during the township's 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans.

More than 100 people participated in the township’s unique tradition, with many staying on to enjoy a barbecue afterwards.

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‘Frozen’ followed by fireworks tonight

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 26, 2014 11:45 am

Elsa and Olaf will be on hand to greet the kids starting at 6:15 p.m. Elsa and Olaf will be on hand to greet the kids starting at 6:15 p.m. GALLOWAY – A free screening of the popular Disney film, "Frozen," followed by a fireworks show will highlight the Movie in the Park program tonight (Friday, Sept. 26) at the Galloway Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road.

Elsa and Olaf will be on hand to greet the kids starting at 6:15 p.m. Children who come in costume from "Frozen" will receive something from Elsa. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Port Republic celebrates its new City Hall (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 26, 2014 08:38 am

 James FitzPatrick / Councilmen Roger Giberson, left, and Kevin Wessler, both of whom served on the City Hall project committee, get set up for the robbon-cutting Tuesday, Sept. 23. James FitzPatrick / Councilmen Roger Giberson, left, and Kevin Wessler, both of whom served on the City Hall project committee, get set up for the robbon-cutting Tuesday, Sept. 23. PORT REPUBLIC – As Port Republic came together to dedicate its new City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Mayor Gary Giberson was reminded of the unlikely way the city was able to pay for its new million-dollar building, without tapping taxpayers.

Giberson was the city’s emergency management coordinator in 1997 when a storm dumped 13 inches of rain in a half-hour, damaging four bridges and a dam. He and Councilman Clarence Hanselman were responding to the emergency, hauling gravel.

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‘Credible threat’ causes Absegami evacuation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 08:28 am

Students were evacuated via early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. and faculty was also evacuated from the building while K-9 officers from Stockton College Police, Cape May County Sheriff’s Department and the New Jersey State Police assisted the Galloway Township with a check of the school for threats. Students were evacuated via early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. and faculty was also evacuated from the building while K-9 officers from Stockton College Police, Cape May County Sheriff’s Department and the New Jersey State Police assisted the Galloway Township with a check of the school for threats. GALLOWAY – Absegami High School students and staff were evacuated and class was dismissed early Thursday, July 25 after was the district superintendant reported was described as a “credible threat” to the police department.

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Cologne Ave. in Galloway to close for construction

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:53 am

GALLOWAY - Cologne Avenue, between the White Horse Pike and Aloe Street in Galloway, will be closed to all traffic between Friday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 2 due to construction.

A detour route has been posted throughout the area, according to the Galloway Township Police Department.

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Galloway Police Blotter, Sept. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 02:06 pm

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. 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 843 calls for service Sept. 7-13. Officers made 42 arrests and issued 100 traffic summonses including six charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 26 motor vehicle accidents, 14 domestic complaints, 98 medical assists and 13 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries, both on the White Horse Pike.

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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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