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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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UPDATE: Jimmie Leeds parkway ramps open today

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 13, 2015 09:40 am

GALLOWAY – The opening of the Garden State Parkway ramps directly to and from Jimmie Leeds Road, originally set for early morning Saturday, March 14, has been moved up to today (Friday morning, March 13) due to the weather forecast, according to township police.

The change means that Jimmie Leeds Road will no longer be accessible to Garden State Parkway traffic from the Atlantic City Rest Area at milepost 41.4.

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Smithville school honors students of the month

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:07 pm

Smithville Elementary School students honored for February work. Smithville Elementary School students honored for February work.

February's Student Recognition Celebration at Smithville Elementary School was held Wednesday, March 12 at the school.

Seventy eight students were recognized for their efforts or achievements throughout the month of February in mathematics, ELA or fine arts-humanities classes.

Another 32 students were recognized for displaying the character trait of the month - kindness. 

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One up, two down in three-part regional school district referendum

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:20 pm

Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District approved one of three referendum questions posed in Tuesday's special election, according to unofficial results released by the district.

Voters in Hamilton Township, Galloway Township, Mullica Township and Egg Harbor City weighed in on a three-part bond referendum to fund repairs and improvements to its three high schools, Absegami, Cedar Creek and Oakcrest.

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Still time to be a part of the 2015 Annual Manual

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 10, 2015 09:38 am

The Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Galloway-Absecon Annual Manual 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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Jersey Shore wins gymnastics event in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, March 10, 2015 09:20 am

Submitted by Candice Thompson / Winning Jersey Shore Gymnastic Academy teammates are, from left, Olivia Trowbridge, Lily O'Cone, Graysen Jaeger, Brianna Growalt and Caleigh Scholtes. Submitted by Candice Thompson / Winning Jersey Shore Gymnastic Academy teammates are, from left, Olivia Trowbridge, Lily O'Cone, Graysen Jaeger, Brianna Growalt and Caleigh Scholtes. Jersey Shore Gymnastics Academy in Mays Landing won the top team award in the Sweetheart Classic Feb. 21 at Dynamo Gymnastics Academy in Galloway.

The Jersey Shore Gymnastics Level 2 USA Gymnastics team received first place as a team and its gymnasts swept the podium by taking first, second and third place individual scores.

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‘Sweeney Todd’ at Absegami

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, March 10, 2015 08:24 am

Colleen Garrison as Mrs. Lovett and Nathan Moore as Sweeney Todd. Colleen Garrison as Mrs. Lovett and Nathan Moore as Sweeney Todd.

Absegami High School will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” March 13-15 in the Performing Arts Center.
It’s the infamous tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.
Tickets are $12, and $10 for students and seniors. They may be purchased 6-9 p.m. the week of the show in the school lobby. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

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Assumption students honored for kindness

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, March 10, 2015 07:59 am

GALLOWAY – Assumption Regional Catholic School has named its February students of the month.

They are Julia Macchione and Jimena Alvarez, pre-k; Peyton Finan and Julia Colangelo, kindergarten); Reilly Byrnes and Katherine Pierce, first grade; Alicia Sedano and Thomas Burley, second grade; Christopher Eaton and Melissa Meyer, third grade;  Sophia Ohlsen and Hannah Thomas-Smith, fourth grade;  Aidan Saul and Anthony Silipena, fifth grade;  Ryan Steiger, sixth grade; Angelina Pollino, seventh grade; and Kera Wageley, eighth grade.

The students were honored for their “Christ-like works of kindness.”

 

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 22-28, 2015

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Written by STAFF Thursday, March 05, 2015 12:14 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 22-28, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 22-28, 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. 22-28 Galloway police answered 805 calls for service. Officers made 15 arrests, and issued 78 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 38 motor vehicle accidents, seven domestic complaints, 17 medical assists and two fire calls.

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