• Northfield attorney specializing in elder law and former Linwood social worker stole victims' life savings, state says  

    TRENTON – A Northfield attorney and a Linwood woman who owns an in-home senior care company were arrested Wednesday, March 19 and charged with conspiring to steal millions from elderly clients.

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Barbara Lieberman, 62, of Northfield, an attorney specializing in elder law, and Jan Van Holt, 57, of Linwood, the owner of A Better Choice, a company that offered seniors “custom designed life care and legal financial planning,” conspired to prey on the elderly and…

  • HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two Atlantic County men were found guilty in Superior Court Monday, March 17 in connection with the 2010 shooting death of an Egg Harbor City mother of two.

    On Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:14 a.m. detectives of the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to a report that a resident walking to his mailbox had discovered a body behind apartment buildings J and K of the Harbor City Apartments, located on Atlantic Avenue in Egg Harbor City.

  • LONGPORT – Egg Harbor Township officials came here to ask whether Longport is interested in annexing Seaview Harbor – which has filed a petition to secede from the township and join Longport – and the answer they received is that it’s too soon to say.

    At the borough’s March 19 meeting, Egg Harbor Township Administrator Peter Miller asked the Board of Commissioners to decide now if Longport would annex Seaview Harbor should its bid to secede succeed.

  • Sophia Papastamelos of Sophia’s in Margate poses with her staff Maria Erhardt, Michelle Gaagliardi and Christina Dianantes.ATLANTIC CITY ­– Atlantic Cape Community College held its 31st annual Restaurant Gala at Bally’s Casino Hotel Thursday, March 13. The gala was attended by more than 800 friends of the Academy of Culinary Arts, which has provided the restaurant industry with quality chefs for as many years. The sumptuous offerings from 40 of the area’s best restaurants, fabulous music by FM and…

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Galloway Police Blotter March 24-29, 2014

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, April 11, 2014 12:25 pm

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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 853 calls for service March 24-29. Officers made 21 arrests and issued 60 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents, four domestic complaints, 78 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

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Baptized in Brazil

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 08:34 am

Submitted- The entire White family travels to Brazel Submitted- The entire White family travels to Brazel The entire White family of Galloway vacationed with The Current in beautiful Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil, during Thanksgiving week. While there, the youngest was baptized in a 16th century Catholic Church, Sao Joao Batista (St. John the Baptist), which is visible behind them. 

   

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 09:00 pm

‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’

 ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.’ will be staged 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 in the Galloway Township Middle School, 100 S. Reeds Road. Presented by the Galloway Township Middle School Drama Club. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, and $3 for students and children, and is payable at the door. Call 609-748-1250, ext. 5284 for information. 

Smithville hosts Art Walk

There will be an Art Walk 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Historic Smithville and Village Greene. See www.historicsmithvillenj.com.

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Risley Square hosts inaugural egg hunt

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 05:07 pm

Submitted- Angelina Festa, 8, and Maggie Festa, 4, both of Absecon, wear bunny ears at the Risley Square egg hunt April 6. Submitted- Angelina Festa, 8, and Maggie Festa, 4, both of Absecon, wear bunny ears at the Risley Square egg hunt April 6. GALLOWAY – Risley Square hosted its first egg hunt on Sunday, April 6, with around 2,000 parents and children attending.

Staff and volunteers hid more than 2,000 eggs filled with candy around Risley Square. After registration, participants received maps of the square and then sought out the eggs.

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Highland Community Church hosts ‘Passion Drive-Thru’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 02:59 pm

Submitted-Kayla Friel of Galloway Township and Rachel McMahon of Port Republic help move the logs for the Lord's supper table. Submitted-Kayla Friel of Galloway Township and Rachel McMahon of Port Republic help move the logs for the Lord's supper table. GALLOWAY - For the second year, Highland Community Church will present its Passion Drive-Thru event 7 – 9 p.m. April 11-12, and April 18-19. The event allows those attending to stay in the car while driving through the Highland Community Church property, viewing scenes of the life of Jesus Christ.

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Art show winners announced

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 08:26 am

Sheila Sporkin Edel of Absecon won first place in the water color division for this work,'Snow Kisses.' Sheila Sporkin Edel of Absecon won first place in the water color division for this work,'Snow Kisses.' GALLOWAY - The Galloway Cultural Arts Center has announced the winners of its latest show, “Love Is In The Air.” The show runs until June 14 and can be viewed at the Galloway Library on Jimmy Leeds Road during normal library hours.

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UPDATED: Dancing Under the Stars at the Absegami junior prom VIDEO

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Written by Chuck Eberson Tuesday, April 08, 2014 10:27 pm

Chuck Eberson / Prom Queen Ryann Guy with Prom King Gary Panter. Chuck Eberson / Prom Queen Ryann Guy with Prom King Gary Panter. GALLOWAY - Absegami High School held its junior prom Saturday evening, April 5, at the Stockton Seaview Resort.

The evening was replete with limos, boutonnières, corsages and attire befitting any red carpet event as they danced and celebrated to the theme of ‘Dancing Under the Stars.’

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Galloway man charged with filing false Superstorm Sandy damage claim

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, April 07, 2014 04:43 pm

A Galloway man was charged Monday, April 7 with filing a fraudulent application for federal relief funds in connection with Superstorm Sandy, according to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman./submitted A Galloway man was charged Monday, April 7 with filing a fraudulent application for federal relief funds in connection with Superstorm Sandy, according to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman./submitted TRENTON – A Galloway man was charged Monday, April 7 with filing a fraudulent application for federal relief funds in connection with Superstorm Sandy, according to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.

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Galloway Police Blotter March 24-29, 2014

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Written by Staff Sunday, April 06, 2014 04:54 pm

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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 March 24-29 Galloway police answered 853 calls for service. Officers made 21 arrests, and issued 60 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents, four domestic complaints, 78 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

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‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ comes to Stockton

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 03, 2014 03:50 pm

Charlie Ross stars in the ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ April 19 at Stockton. Charlie Ross stars in the ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ April 19 at Stockton. Charlie Ross will bring his “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” to the Stockton Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 19.

The show is a solo stage adaptation of the original Star Wars films, Episodes IV through VI. Ross, a Canadian actor, is both the writer and performer of the one-hour production, which has played around the world since it opened in Toronto in 2001.

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Three arrested, one at large in Galloway stabbing, robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:37 pm

GALLOWAY – Three people ages 14, 17 and 18 were placed under arrest and a fourth suspect remains at large following a stabbing and robbery March 20 in the Club III development.

Police were called at 12:43 a.m. to the wooded area between Federal and Liberty courts for the report of a stabbing. The victim, Thomas I. Lugo, had multiple stab wounds to his abdomen, back and shoulder. Lugo was transported via Galloway Township Ambulance Squad to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City for treatment, police said.

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More than 4,000 bags of heroin seized in Galloway

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 01:20 pm

GALLOWAY – More than 4,000 bags of heroin were seized from a home on East Ocean Avenue during a drug raid that occurred more than a month ago, according to information released today (Tuesday, April 1) by the Galloway Township Police Department.

Keegan V. Thomson, 29, of Galloway was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Police say 4,897 bags of heroin with an approximate street value of $20,000 were seized in the Feb. 15 raid.

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