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Stockton may lose Island Campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 25, 2015 09:52 am

Stockton may lose Island Campus at Showboat Atlantic City site Stockton may lose Island Campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

GALLOWAY – Plans for a Stockton University Island Campus at the Showboat casino site in Atlantic City may be sunk.

Trump Taj Mahal is invoking a 1988 covenant with Caesars Entertainment that the property can only be used as a first-class casino-hotel.

On Tuesday, March 24 University President Herman Saatkamp announced a stalemate in negotiations to transform the site into a campus with residential amenities, with a casino remaining as part of the school tourism and hospitality program. 

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Stockton recognizes Greater Egg support

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 24, 2015 02:40 pm

Greater Egg Harbor Regional Superintendent John Keenan and school board President Carol Houck accept certificate of appreciation from Jeanne DelColle of Stockton University. Greater Egg Harbor Regional Superintendent John Keenan and school board President Carol Houck accept certificate of appreciation from Jeanne DelColle of Stockton University.

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District was thanked at its board meeting Monday, March 23 by Stockton University.

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Absegami sophomores fold out origami poetry

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 24, 2015 08:39 am

Professor Norma Boakes leads origami workshop at Absegami. Student whose face is visible is Sean Casey. Professor Norma Boakes leads origami workshop at Absegami. Student whose face is visible is Sean Casey.

GALLOWAY – During PARCC testing at Absegami High School Monday, March 9, Absegami English teacher Kim Vasile had Norma Boakes, an associate professor of education at Stockton University, present a workshop on origami, the ancient art of paper folding, to her sophomore reading students.

Students learned about the history of origami and how it has grown from a basic hobby to a recognized art form with many applications to real life such as air bag design, satellite construction, and even soda can production.

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Galloway Cubs mark Scouting career highlights

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 24, 2015 07:08 am

Arrow of Light Cub Scout graduates, from left, Brett Runge with dad, Rich; Frank Kopervos with mom, Amber; Dante Mussa with dad, Roger; Matthew Moliver with mom, Mary; Noah Lower with dad, Dan; Donovan Cruz with mom, Kathy Moore; and pack leader Steve Moliver, Scout Matthew’s dad. In front are shadowboxes the Scouts made that contain all their patches, awards and mementos from their Cub Scout careers. Arrow of Light Cub Scout graduates, from left, Brett Runge with dad, Rich; Frank Kopervos with mom, Amber; Dante Mussa with dad, Roger; Matthew Moliver with mom, Mary; Noah Lower with dad, Dan; Donovan Cruz with mom, Kathy Moore; and pack leader Steve Moliver, Scout Matthew’s dad. In front are shadowboxes the Scouts made that contain all their patches, awards and mementos from their Cub Scout careers.

GALLOWAY – Galloway Pack 12 marked the birthday of Cub Scouting with its Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday, March 14, at ST. Mark and All Saints Church.

Cub Packs hold the banquet in February or March around the anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. Cub Scouting began 20 years later.

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Highland Academy doing ‘Shrek Jr.’ at ACCC

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Written by STAFF Monday, March 23, 2015 01:29 pm

In front, from left, are Jedidiah McNickle, Ella Maxwell, Valeria Danze and Judah McNickle. Row 2 has Joseph Brown, Michael Pinto, Veera Patel, Kieran Patel, Himanshu Punjabi, Brandon McIntosh, Eliana Danze, Danyelle Foye, Teraji Hampton and Cameron Perkins. In row 3 are Riley King, Donnivin Carty, Maxim Collazo, Dakota Hewitt, Elijah Gayda- Chelder, Megan Snetsky, Sean Culligan, Niyana Taylor and Carly Culligan. In back are Alexa Incandela, Brianna Lassiter, Donavyn Foye, Gabrielle Barber, Austin Snetsky, Tailor Cain and Madeline Bankes. In front, from left, are Jedidiah McNickle, Ella Maxwell, Valeria Danze and Judah McNickle. Row 2 has Joseph Brown, Michael Pinto, Veera Patel, Kieran Patel, Himanshu Punjabi, Brandon McIntosh, Eliana Danze, Danyelle Foye, Teraji Hampton and Cameron Perkins. In row 3 are Riley King, Donnivin Carty, Maxim Collazo, Dakota Hewitt, Elijah Gayda- Chelder, Megan Snetsky, Sean Culligan, Niyana Taylor and Carly Culligan. In back are Alexa Incandela, Brianna Lassiter, Donavyn Foye, Gabrielle Barber, Austin Snetsky, Tailor Cain and Madeline Bankes.

Highland Academy students, ages 4-14, will present “Shrek Jr.” 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing.

Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door.

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John and Linda Zarych named Galloway Republicans of the Year

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 23, 2015 12:06 pm

John and Linda Zarych are the Galloway Township Republican League Republicans of the Year. They were honored at the annual Lincoln Breakfast Feb. 28. John and Linda Zarych are the Galloway Township Republican League Republicans of the Year. They were honored at the annual Lincoln Breakfast Feb. 28.

GALLOWAY - John and Linda Zarych were honored as Republicans of the Year by the Galloway Township Republican League at its annual Lincoln Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 28

Some 100 members and guests attended at Smithville Inn.

The couple has lived in Atlantic County for 35 years. They raised three daughters in Galloway – Stefanie Zarych, an attorney with John’s firm; Melissa Zarych, a nurse midwife; and Amy Elliott, who gave the couple three grandchildren, Julia, Thomas and Johnny.

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Galloway’s Mary Conlin marks a one-in-a-hundred birthday

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 23, 2015 11:01 am

Hundred-year-old Mary Conlin with her great grand-nephews, counter clockwise from upper left, Sammy, Luke  and Timmy from Hunterdon Valley, Pa., and Tommy and Robert from Cape May. Hundred-year-old Mary Conlin with her great grand-nephews, counter clockwise from upper left, Sammy, Luke and Timmy from Hunterdon Valley, Pa., and Tommy and Robert from Cape May.

GALLOWAY – Next year, Mary Conlin said she won’t be thinking of March 7 as her 101st birthday.

“I’m waiting for Mary Conlin Day,” she said, laughing, in a recreation room where she lives at Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road.

Her birthday weekend featured a surprise party and fairly constant flow of visiting family and friends, she said Tuesday, March 17 when she received from Royal Suites Assistant Administrator Judah Orbach a proclamation signed by Galloway Mayor Don Purdy making her birthday Mary Conlin Day in the township.

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Galloway police save a life using Narcan

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Written by STAFF Monday, March 23, 2015 09:01 am

Galloway police save a life using Narcan Galloway police save a life using Narcan

GALLOWAY – Township police recently received training in how to use Narcan to treat opiate overdoses – and they wasted no time putting the knowledge to good use.

Galloway Township Ambulance Squad Chief Chuck Uhl has trained and equipped nearly all officers of the Galloway Township Police Department with Narcan.

Officers Chris Magazzu and Jacqueline Crocker had just completed Narcan training when they were dispatched at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 to an address on 1st Avenue on an unconscious person call. 

They arrived to find the patient unconscious and not breathing.

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Stockton burning out the forest to restore ecosystem

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Written by STAFF Monday, March 23, 2015 08:48 am

Stockton burning out the forest to restore ecosystem Stockton burning out the forest to restore ecosystem

GALLOWAY - Stockton University began active management of its more than 1,500-acre forest Thursday, March 19 to protect and restore its Pinelands forest ecosystem from threats such as the Southern pine beetle and to cultivate a future of enhanced education, recreation and healthy habitat.

A prescribed burn was conducted by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service along Delaware Avenue. Another burn, weather-permitting, will take place this week along Duerer Street.

Years of fire suppression resulting in dense turf on the forest floor has prevented pine seedlings from sprouting and beginning a new generation of trees, Stockton’s Forest Plan explained.

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Seashore Gardens celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday

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Written by STAFF Sunday, March 22, 2015 11:28 am

Seashore Gardens resident Mary Golini gets a Dr. Seuss makeover from recreation leader Rhean Zippilli of Mullica Township. Seashore Gardens resident Mary Golini gets a Dr. Seuss makeover from recreation leader Rhean Zippilli of Mullica Township.

Green eggs and (turkey) ham were on the menu at Seashore Gardens Living Center Monday, March 2 as residents celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a themed breakfast on the Boardwalk. 

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Historic Galloway - Some familiar names

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Written by SARAH SNOW Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:22 am

Schools and principals’ names bring back memories. Schools and principals’ names bring back memories.

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.

The list of township schools and principals extends from the late 1920s to the mid 1970s. Anyone of a certain age who grew up in Galloway knows these names.

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Stockton to offer summer courses at Island Campus

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Written by STAFF Saturday, March 21, 2015 09:46 am

Stockton to offer summer courses at Island Campus Stockton to offer summer courses at Island Campus

GALLOWAY – Stockton University’s new Island Campus in Atlantic City will offer 23 summer courses beginning July 1, offering students the first look inside the university’s 1.73 million-square-foot facility on the Boardwalk.

They include introduction to the health sciences, ecology and saltwater fishing, exploring the deep sea, marketing principles, introduction to macroeconomics, mapping hispanic cultures, introduction to public policy, introduction to screenwriting and a history of TV cooking shows.

Students visiting the Jersey Shore as well as students enrolled at Stockton can take advantage of reduced rates by taking three courses for the price of two when one course is at the Island Campus. 

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Future Leaders get down to business at Absegami

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Written by STAFF Friday, March 20, 2015 02:50 pm

Absegami High School Future Business Leaders of America officers, from left, parliamentarian Hannah Borai, historian Gitika Malhotra, reporter Marybelle Daclan, treasurer Rachel Taylor, secretary Kush Sheth, vice president Mit Patel and president Dhara Prajapati. Absegami High School Future Business Leaders of America officers, from left, parliamentarian Hannah Borai, historian Gitika Malhotra, reporter Marybelle Daclan, treasurer Rachel Taylor, secretary Kush Sheth, vice president Mit Patel and president Dhara Prajapati.

Absegami High School Future Business Leaders of America held its chapter and officer installation and new member induction ceremony at the school Thursday, Feb. 12. 

Advisor and business education teacher Dawn Kosko presided over the reception, which included a dessert social for members and family. 

FBLA is an education association preparing students for careers in business and business-related fields.  In addition to career preparation, students join for possible scholarships, competitions, trophies and cash awards, travel opportunities, friendship and fun, as well as networking. 

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Galloway Community Charter School to close at end of the term

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 18, 2015 08:38 am

Galloway Community Charter School to close at end of the term Galloway Community Charter School to close at end of the term

GALLOWAY – Following a year of probation, the Galloway Community Charter School has had its charter revoked by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The school on Route 9 in the Smithville section of the township opened in 2000.

In a letter dated Monday, March 16, Acting Director Jessica B. Fisher told parents that the school would close for good June 30.

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Gorman to seek re-election to Galloway council

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 17, 2015 09:20 am

Jim Gorman Jim Gorman

GALLOWAY – Township Councilman Jim Gorman announced his intention to seek re-election Tuesday, March 17.

“I’ve been able to work across the aisle to spur economic development, improve our infrastructure, and make government more transparent,” Gorman said in a press release. “There is still much work to be done and areas where we need to improve, which is why I’ll be asking the people of Galloway Township to give me the honor of serving them for another term as their representative.”

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Fraternities schedule King of Wings competition

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Written by STAFF Monday, March 16, 2015 11:05 am

Fraternities schedule King of Wings competition Fraternities schedule King of Wings competition

GALLOWAY - Stockton University’s Alpha Phi Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha fraternities have scheduled a King of Wings restaurant competition noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Patriot Lake on the Galloway Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road.

About a dozen local bars and restaurants are expected to vie for a plaque and a two-foot-tall trophy.

Admission is $20 - $15 for Stockton students and children younger than 12.

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