• Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville.ABSECON - Two residents were assaulted and threatened with being shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex…

  • UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.

    GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”

    Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and…

  • Toby

    Time for Toby

    Toby is a 7-year-old male shepherd/whippet mix. He was living happily with an older man who had a stroke and had to go into a nursing home where he will stay. Toby was relinquished by the man's family who was unable to keep him. He is a good boy, but a little timid at first. Please consider him for your family. Toby is spayed/neutered and up to date with routine shots.

  • A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

  • Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25.

    GALLOWAY – Angry taxpayers took their concerns over a 30 percent property tax increase to the school board Monday night, Aug. 25, at the Middle School on Reeds Road.

    But after a budget presentation with figures…

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Galloway residents air grievances over taxes at standing room only council meeting

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Written by MADELAINE VITALE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:26 pm

GALLOWAY- Residents from the Four Seasons and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills.

And with the grace period ending tomorrow, people had plenty to say during a forum with Mayor Don Purdy answering questions.

More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex Tuesday night, Aug. 19.
Many had to wait outside until others left due to fire codes.

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Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions

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Written by Nick Russo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions To the editor:

Over the last several years, the residents of Galloway Township have patiently endured the rhetoric coming from our town council and previous town manager, Arch Liston, regarding the need to balance our budget by cutting $1.6 million in services and employees.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:22 am

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 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. 3-9 Galloway police answered 800 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 85 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents, 13 domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014

 

Galloway mayor takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 18, 2014 01:06 pm

Galloway Mayor Don Purdy takes the ice bucket challenge for ALS Galloway Mayor Don Purdy takes the ice bucket challenge for ALS GALLOWAY– Mayor Don Purdy walked out of his house with a bucket of ice water Sunday, Aug. 17 and poured it over his head. He wasn’t delirious. He did it as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Participants in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which began in July, have to donate $100 to ALS Association, or post a video within 24 hours of themselves getting a big splash of ice water dumped on his or her head.

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Galloway resident becomes Eagle Scout

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 18, 2014 10:40 am

Terry reed /From left are Zach Monroe, Eric Kasunich, C.J. Reed, Collin Weiner (on the phone), Vince Licolli, Jacob Vedral, Dylan Caccamesi, and Ryan Kraemer. Terry Reed / From left are Zach Monroe, Eric Kasunich, C.J. Reed, Collin Weiner (on the phone), Vince Licolli, Jacob Vedral, Dylan Caccamesi, and Ryan Kraemer. GALLOWAY– A township resident became an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony conducted Aug. 7 at the Galloway Township Middle School.

Charles F. Reed V, 19, who goes by the nickname C.J., made Eagle Scout before friends, family, troop leaders and dignitaries.

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Kline Construction and Purdy Collision to host blood drive in Galloway

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 03:08 pm

GALLOWAY– Kline Construction and Purdy Collision will be hosting their 3rd annual blood drive.
The event will take place at Purdy Collision Center, 805 3rd Avenue from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Pomona Golf and Country Club on 'Restaurant Impossible' tonight

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 06:14 pm

Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan for the Pomona Golf and Country Club clubhouse. Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan for the Pomona Golf and Country Club clubhouse. GALLOWAY - The Pomona Golf and Country Club, 400 W. Moss Mill Road, is scheduled to be featured in tonight's episode of the Food Network series, "Restaurant Impossible."

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Gami media classes pay off for rising film director

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:21 pm

GALLOWAY – Katie Ennis loves a good ghost story.

But unlike some fans of the scary thrillers, the native of the Smithville section of the township and Absegami High School graduate, decided to take her obsession with ghostly tales to another level and make a movie.

Read more: Gami media classes pay off for rising film director

   

Residents can voice concerns about taxes at upcoming Council meeting

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:28 am

GALLOWAY– With township residents facing a 30-percent increase in their tax rate and the last day to pay their taxes of Aug. 20 looming, township officials said they have invited school officials to the Council meeting Aug. 19 to address some of the residents’ concerns. 

Mayor Don Purdy invited new Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Superintendent John Keenan, Galloway Public Schools Superintendent Annette Giaquinto and members of the Board of Education, to the meeting which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Complex on Jimmie Leeds Road.

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Stockton awarded grant for “State of Arts NJ” program

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:19 am

GALLOWAY– The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s School of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) has been awarded a $200,000 state grant through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to continue co-producing the Emmy-Award-winning “State of the Arts NJ” program.

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Absegami Band marches in Armed Forces Parade

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Written by Julie Hazard Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:56 pm

The Absegami High School Marching Braves Band marches the boardwalk. The Absegami High School Marching Braves Band marches the boardwalk. ATLANTIC CITY - The Absegami High School Band participated in the Atlantic City Salutes the Armed Services Parade on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City Monday, Aug. 11. 

 

Galloway schedules bulk waste collection for seniors

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:36 am

GALLOWAY – The township has scheduled bulk waste pickup in a pilot program for seniors. Seniors must register in person for pickup. If the program is repeated, there will be another in-person registration in 2015.

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Police crack down on impaired drivers during national Labor Day campaign

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:18 am

GALLOWAY– Law enforcement officers from the Galloway Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
Beginning Aug. 15 and running through Sept. 1, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Galloway Public Schools summer learning program a success

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 11, 2014 02:05 pm

Devann Voorhees who is going into 4th grade at Arthur Rann Elementary is working on math skills on an iPad during the GTPS Summer Learning Program recently. Devann Voorhees who is going into 4th grade at Arthur Rann Elementary is working on math skills on an iPad during the GTPS Summer Learning Program recently. GALLOWAY– Students didn’t seem to mind attending school this summer.
In fact, the 238 students in the Summer Learning Program from grades K-8 – seemed to enjoy it.
Students from Arthur Rann, Reeds Road, Roland Rogers and Smithville elementary schools, and students from the middle school, attended a four-week-long program that ran from July 7 – 31 Mondays through Thursdays.

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Oceanville Auxiliary yard and craft sale

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 11:52 am

GALLOWAY - The Ocean Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold an indoor yard and craft sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 to benefit the fire company at Route 9 and Leeds Point Road.

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Galloway Police Blotter July 27-Aug. 2, 2014

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Written by STAFF Sunday, August 10, 2014 06:57 pm

Galloway Police Blotter July 27-Aug. 2, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter July 27-Aug. 2, 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 July 27-Aug. 2 Galloway police answered 752 calls for service. Officers made 29 arrests, and issued 69 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents, 15 domestic complaints, 95 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated seven burglaries.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter July 27-Aug. 2, 2014

   

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