• The Mom’s Beat: Play it safe and check your child’s device

    This week, there are headlines in nearly every news outlet about leaked nude pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence. What happens to adult celebrities is not really a concern of mine, but the startling uptick in the nude photos that pre-teens and teens are sharing willingly with their peers should be a concern for all of us.

    Surely most of these situations uncovered have been handled quietly among parents and the children or through…

  • GALLOWAY – An application to build a fast food restaurant at 8th Avenue and Jimmie Leeds Road originally scheduled to be heard tonight (Thursday, Sept. 4) has been postponed until Sept. 18 pending proper noticing of the hearing to the community. The application does, however, remain on the agenda for completeness review.

    The meeting agenda released this morning stated that Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union was scheduled to be heard on Phase II of its project. Requested is a minor subdivision and final site plan approval for at Block 982, Lot 24.03. Phase I was the credit union itself.

  • GALLOWAY – A skunk collected from the 200 block of Odessa Avenue in Galloway has been confirmed as the seventh case of rabies in Atlantic County this year, but the first found in Galloway, according to the county Division of Public Health. 

    This is the second rabies case found in a skunk. The other previous cases involved four raccoons and one fox.

  • Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. PORT REPUBLIC – Creativity, luck, good humor, and friendly competition will all come together in Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 13 as the Port Republic Parent Teacher Society presents its third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. 

    “If you are a master of duct tape engineering or can…

  • MAYS LANDING – America has voted. Kelly Glover, a local woman who sang her heart out on “America’s Got Talent” was sent home last night after the results show named the top six acts in round two of the semifinal talent competition.

    According to the show website, Glover, 31, originally of Cranford, started her singing career at the Appolo Theater when she was 7 years old. She lives in Mays Landing now and is a food server at Applebee’s.

  • Joanna Westcott / Arthur Rann Elementary School Assistant Principal Terrence O’Connor, left, and Principal Kevin McGloin after the challenge.Staff from the Arthur Rann Elementary School took the Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 28, nominating Arthur Rann parents and students, plus staff and teachers of the other district schools to also take part in the national fundraising and awareness campaign for ALS.

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Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 11:17 am

Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive To the editor:

Much concern has been voiced at town meetings about increases in property taxes. As a senior citizen on a fixed income, I feel these concerns are understandable, but let’s look at the problem from a different point of view. Has the cost of maintaining your home increased lately? Have your utility bills increased? Gas prices up? The schools, and their employees, are trying to cope with the same increases as the rest of us. There are six school buildings in Galloway to heat and maintain, and their utility and service bills increase just as yours and mine do.

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Ongoing Galloway event list

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Ongoing events in Galloway Ongoing events in Galloway Workshops at Galloway Senior Center

Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) will present one-hour weekly exercise workshops 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 18 at the Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike in Egg Harbor City. The cost is $5 per session, collected by the instructor. No mats needed; wear comfortable clothing. Register at www.stockton.edu/scosa; click on the Older Adult Education navigation link, or call 609-626-3591.

Art exhibit at Noyes Museum

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College will present “Anthony J. Rudisill: National Parks America’s Last Refuge,” a collection of 35 new paintings by the artist through Sept. 21. The museum is located at 733 Lily Lake Road in the Oceanville section of Galloway. Call 609-652-8848 or see www.noyesmuseum.org.

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Burglary suspect accused of assaulting officer, K-9 partner while resisting arrested

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:52 am

Burglary suspect accused of assaulting officer, K-9 partner while resisting arrested Burglary suspect accused of assaulting officer, K-9 partner while resisting arrested GALLOWAY – A 20-year-old man suspected of burglarizing several motor vehicles on Cos Cob Drive Friday morning, Sept. 5, allegedly assaulted a police officer and his K-9 partner when they attempted to arrest him, police said.

Police came into contact with Sampson Jenkins of Galloway when they were called to the 300 block of Cos Cob Drive at 4:16 a.m. for a report of a man burglarizing motor vehicles.

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Galloway schools take the Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEOS)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 05, 2014 04:11 pm

GALLOWAY – Galloway Township has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a big way with the local schools and the chief of police among those going all out to support the nationwide campaign for the ALS Association.

To help you pick your favorite, and with the help of Joanna Westcott, communications officer for the Galloway Township Public Schools, The Galloway Current has compiled many of those videos in one place for your review.

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Stockton enrollment reaches record high, topping 8,100

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 08:55 am

Stockton enrollment reaches record high Stockton enrollment reaches record high GALLOWAY – More students are enrolled at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey this fall than at any time in the college’s history.

Stockton’s overall enrollment is at a record high, with undergraduate and graduate students combining to reach the full-time equivalent of 8,138, up 2.67 percent from 7,926 in Fall 2013, the college announced Friday, Sept. 5.

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Ready for his first day at Smithville Elementary

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Written by Joanna Westcott Thursday, September 04, 2014 06:01 pm

Caleb Brewer and mom Melanie are ready to go for Caleb’s first day of kindergarten on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Smithville Elementary School. Caleb Brewer and mom Melanie are ready to go for Caleb’s first day of kindergarten on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Smithville Elementary School. First day at Smithville Elementary Caleb Brewer and mom Melanie are ready to go for Caleb’s first day of kindergarten on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Smithville Elementary School.

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Special meeting Sept. 18 on reassessments

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 04:55 pm

GALLOWAY – The Township of Galloway will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium to discuss tax reassessments.

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UPDATE: Hearing postponed for fast food restaurant in Galloway; completeness review still on

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 04, 2014 09:41 am

GALLOWAY – An application to build a fast food restaurant at 8th Avenue and Jimmie Leeds Road originally scheduled to be heard tonight (Thursday, Sept. 4) has been postponed until Sept. 18 pending proper noticing of the hearing to the community. The application does, however, remain on the agenda for completeness review.

The meeting agenda released this morning stated that Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union was scheduled to be heard on Phase II of its project. Requested is a minor subdivision and final site plan approval for at Block 982, Lot 24.03. Phase I was the credit union itself.

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Arthur Rann takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Written by Joanna Westcott Wednesday, September 03, 2014 04:50 pm

Joanna Westcott / Arthur Rann Elementary School Assistant Principal Terrence O’Connor, left, and Principal Kevin McGloin after the challenge. Joanna Westcott / Arthur Rann Elementary School Assistant Principal Terrence O’Connor, left, and Principal Kevin McGloin after the challenge. Staff from the Arthur Rann Elementary School took the Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 28, nominating Arthur Rann parents and students, plus staff and teachers of the other district schools to also take part in the national fundraising and awareness campaign for ALS.

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Letter: The economy does better with Democrats in the White House

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:48 pm

Letter: The economy does better with Democrats in the White House Letter: The economy does better with Democrats in the White House To the editor:

If you vote your pocketbook, here are a few facts to consider: We are entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts.

According to Matt Egan of Fox Business (not exactly a liberal source), the U.S economy, stock prices, and corporate profits do better under Democratic administrations than Republican ones.

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Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta returns to Port Republic

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 07:13 am

Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. PORT REPUBLIC – Creativity, luck, good humor, and friendly competition will all come together in Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 13 as the Port Republic Parent Teacher Society presents its third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. 

“If you are a master of duct tape engineering or can rig cardboard boxes into anything you want, then this is the event for you,” reads the promo for the Port Republic swimming beach event. 

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Galloway skunk marks county’s 7th rabies case in 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 09:05 pm

GALLOWAY – A skunk collected from the 200 block of Odessa Avenue in Galloway has been confirmed as the seventh case of rabies in Atlantic County this year, but the first found in Galloway, according to the county Division of Public Health. 

This is the second rabies case found in a skunk. The other previous cases involved four raccoons and one fox.

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Absegami opens

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Written by JULIE HAZARD Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:49 am

Absegami juniors Shefin Danif, left, and Rutu Patel show their enthusiasm. Absegami juniors Shefin Danif, left, and Rutu Patel show their enthusiasm.

Absegami High School opened for the 2014-2015 school year Tuesday, Sept. 2.

It was the first day of school for all classes, including a host of brand new freshmen.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 4, 2014

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, September 02, 2014 09:21 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 4, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 4, 2014 Run to Port Republic

A triathlon is coming to Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 6. The Shoreman Half Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, AquaBike and Quarterman Triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. at the Harry Bowen Park on 141 Main S. The entry fee is $140 to $210. Register online at www.dqtridu.com/shoreg.html

Designs sought for Class of 2018 T-Shirt

Entries are being sought for the Absegami High School Class of 2018 T-Shirt Design Contest. Designs are due by Sept. 12 and can be dropped off in Room 505 or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The winner gets a free Class of 2018 T-shirt. 

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Freshmen move in at Stockton (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 01, 2014 11:45 pm

Susan Allen / New freshman Jamie Roskos, of Norristown, Pa., and her mother Linda and boyfriend Dan Magrow, of Brigantine, a sophomore nursing major at Stockton. Susan Allen / New freshman Jamie Roskos, of Norristown, Pa., and her mother Linda and boyfriend Dan Magrow, of Brigantine, a sophomore nursing major at Stockton. GALLOWAY – Blue carts overflowing with bedding, clothes and dorm room accessories were rolled through the parking lots as student leaders, family and friends helped new freshmen move into campus housing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on Friday, Aug. 29.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 2014

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Written by STAFF Saturday, August 30, 2014 01:54 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 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. 17-23 Galloway police answered 871 calls for service. Officers made 36 arrests, and issued 68 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 80 medical assists and 17 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

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