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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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Letter: Fight crime with technology

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28 pm

To the editor:

I was reading the November-December 2014 issue of AAA World Magazine, and there was an article about “high-tech crime fighting.” In 2013, there were 700,000 cars stolen in the United States, the lowest number since 1967. In Pennsylvania 53,306 were stolen in 1994; that dropped to 14,414 in 2013, down 73 per cent. In Washington, D.C., auto theft was down 60 percent in the last 10 years.

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Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 15-21, 2015

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, March 03, 2015 04:39 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 15-21, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 15-21, 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. 15-21 Galloway police answered 800 calls for service. Officers made 12 arrests, and issued 79 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 10 medical assists and nine fire calls. They investigated one burglary.

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Salt truck driver loses control, overturns on ice

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 02, 2015 01:26 pm

GALLOWAY – Apparently, Monday morning’s icy and slippery conditions caused by overnight freezing rain were too much for a salt truck driver to navigate, police said.

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Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 27, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 11:13 am

Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 27, 2015 Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 27, 2015 Movie and crafts

The library will show a motivational film 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, followed by a craft exercise for children 5 and older. Attendees will munch popcorn as they watch 11-year-old Akeelah learn to believe in herself as she begins winning spelling bees. The movie is rated PG. Registration required for the craft program that starts at noon.

Classic film club

The library will present “They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To: Classic Film Club” 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 2. Adults only. Attendees enjoy treats, watch and discuss films from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Feb. 25, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 10:37 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Feb. 25, 2015 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Feb. 25, 2015 Atlantic Audubon Society meeting

The Atlantic Audubon Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library, 306 Jimmie Leeds Road. A social hour will be followed by the presentation “Fall Songbird Migration in Cape May” at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call 609-384-4599.

Children’s book illustrator

The Visual Arts Faculty of Richard Stockton College will host children’s book illustrator Charles Santore. 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at Arts in the Afternoon in lecture hall L112, adjacent to the art gallery.

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Historic Galloway: Local ice man fills the order

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Written by SARAH SNOW Friday, February 27, 2015 10:16 am

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 photoswith our readers online and in print.

Historic Galloway: Local ice man fills the order Historic Galloway: Local ice man fills the order

This would have been an everyday sight in the time before electric refrigeration. Signs like this one were placed on the window, with the sign turned so the amount if ice requested for the icebox was on top. That’s how much the iceman carried to your door.

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Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education To the editor:

Parents and school board members are pushing the parents to vote for these bonds. They say that the money is to provide a better education for our children. It makes me think that our children past and present have not been getting that. If they were, then we do not need more tax money.

This is just a smokescreen. If the educators were doing their job, then the students would be getting a good education. If not, then no amount of money will do any good. Ask the kid from Maryland if she got a good education.

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Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 8-14, 2015

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Written by STAFF Saturday, February 21, 2015 09:08 am

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 8-14, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 8-14, 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. 8-14 Galloway police answered 847 calls for service. Officers made 26 arrests, and issued 55 traffic summonses. Officers responded to 10 motor vehicle accidents, six domestic complaints, 88 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated one burglary.

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Letter: Vote yes on Greater Egg referendum

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Written by Opinion Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

I grew up in Galloway Township and graduated from Absegami High School in 2005. My mom is on the Board of Education. I live and work in Maryland now, but I still follow the Atlantic County news, and my mom and friends keep me informed on local events as well.

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Absecon telecommunications supervisor faces aggravated manslaughter charges in death of Galloway man

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, February 20, 2015 08:16 pm

GALLOWAY ­ _ A township man faces aggravated manslaughter charges after he was arrested Friday, Feb. 20 and charged in connection with a Feb. 6 crash that killed a man walking along Tilton Road, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

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