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Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 9-15, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 21, 2014 07:47 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 9-15, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 9-15, 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 Nov. 9-15 Galloway police answered 904 calls for service. Officers made 24 arrests, and issued 76 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 23 motor vehicle accidents, seven domestic complaints, 86 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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A.C. inspector gets 5 years for accepting bribes

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 21, 2014 02:19 pm

Logan F. Holt Jr. Logan F. Holt Jr. GALLOWAY – A former Atlantic City Department of Licenses and Inspections inspector was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday, Nov. 21 for accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers.”

Logan F. Holt Jr., 55, of Galloway was sentenced to five years, including two years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson in Atlantic County.

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‘Into Foreverland’ book signing

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 21, 2014 10:32 am

‘Into Foreverland’ book signing ‘Into Foreverland’ book signing

Author Tootsie Barron of the Smithville section of Galloway will hold a book signing 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 in the lobby of Smithville Inn.

Her book, the love story, “Into Foreverland,” will be available to purchase.

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Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:10 am

Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment

GALLOWAY – Township Council has approved a redevelopment plan that helps clear the way for Railing Dynamics Inc. to relocate operations to the former Lenox site on Tilton Road.

“They created an ordinance allowing for improvements,” Township Planner Tiffany Cuviello told The Current Wednesday, Nov. 19. “RDI still needs to go to the Planning Board to get site plan approval.”

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Motorcyclists come through in the clutch for Galloway area hungry

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 18, 2014 04:08 pm

The Country Cruisers riding group with the associate pastor of Beacon Evangelical Free Church. From left are Steve Bolli Jr., Brie Truex, Clay Gallagher, Sue Bolli, Bobbi Loughlin, Henry Phillips, Jeri Bolli, Rev. Al Syvertsen and Steve Bolli Sr., aka the Knight. The Country Cruisers riding group with the associate pastor of Beacon Evangelical Free Church. From left are Steve Bolli Jr., Brie Truex, Clay Gallagher, Sue Bolli, Bobbi Loughlin, Henry Phillips, Jeri Bolli, Rev. Al Syvertsen and Steve Bolli Sr., aka the Knight.

GALLOWAY – The Country Cruisers motorcycle riding group brought a bunch of food and some clothing donations to Beacon Evangelical Free Church Saturday, Nov. 15.

“It’s a truckload and a carload,” said Steve Bolli, leader of the Cruisers.

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Assumption students earn monthly honors

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, November 18, 2014 03:03 pm

Assumption Regional Catholic School Students of the month proudly hold up certificates. Assumption Regional Catholic School students of the month proudly hold up certificates.

Assumption Regional Catholic School has announced the latest recipients of the student of the month awards. 

Honored at the school on Pitney Road in Galloway and congratulated before their fellow students were Giuliana Miconi  and Nicholas Giouzelis, pre-k; Gia Bella Santabarbara and Anthony Salvati, kindergarten; Tyler Batt and Chantal Sanchez, first grade; Catalina Lopez and Ian Mendoza, second grade; Natalie Brown and Reese Mason, third grade; Shane Houck and Emma O’Beirne, fourth grade; Brianna Marcelin and Andrea Vanderweilen, fifth grade; Vincent Coiro, sixth grade; Joshua Ungerer, seventh grade;  and Luke Ngo, eighth grade.

   

Assumption raffling a chance at $5,000

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, November 18, 2014 02:50 pm

Assumption raffling a chance at $5,000 Assumption raffling a chance at $5,000

Assumption Regional Catholic School is selling tickets for $100 each in its annual 50-50 raffle.

Only 200 tickets will be sold for the drawing Dec. 19 at the school’s Christmas Pageant at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Assumption Church.

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Santa’s Free Toyshop returns to Galloway

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, November 18, 2014 09:41 am

Kirsten Sullivan carries a bin full of donations to the basement of Reformation Lutheran Church in Galloway in a 2012 file photo. Kirsten Sullivan carries a bin full of donations to the basement of Reformation Lutheran Church in Galloway in a 2012 file photo.

GALLOWAY – Santa’s Free Toyshop is gearing up for another year at Reformation Lutheran Church, Route 9 and Biscayne Avenue.

“The economy today has affected all of us, including those families already in need,” said Kirsten Sullivan, one of the coordinators. “Santa’s Free Toyshop, to benefit families in Galloway Township, is one way we can all help out. Please gather up new or gently-used baby items, holiday decorations, toys, puzzles, games, crafts, dolls, trucks, cars, etc.”

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Letter: Payroll tax is regressive

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Payroll tax is regressive Letter: Payroll tax is regressive To the editor:

Let’s propose a bipartisan tax reduction plan that makes dollars and sense.   

Currently, the ceiling on the employee portion of the FICA payroll tax is $17,000. In 2015 the ceiling rises to $118,500. Those who earn above the ceiling pay this tax on only a portion of their total earned income.

A CEO earning millions will only pay on a tiny fraction of his or her earnings, while an average worker pays on 100 percent of his or her earnings. Is this fair? Is it not glaringly regressive?

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Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 2-8, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 17, 2014 05:30 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 2-8, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 2-8, 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 Nov. 2-8 Galloway police answered 904 calls for service. Officers made 29 arrests, and issued 61 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 13 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 76 medical assists and 123 fire calls. They investigated five burglaries.

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‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 17, 2014 12:34 pm

‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13 ‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13

GALLOWAY – Celebrate a long-cherished tradition of holiday performances from the Atlantic City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” when it returns to the Stockton Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13. 

Showtime for Imagination Station School groups is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12.  Tickets are $11. 

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Connors visits senior care center in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 17, 2014 12:04 pm

State Sen. Christopher J. Connors addresses group at Senior Care of Galloway. State Sen. Christopher J. Connors addresses group at Senior Care of Galloway. State Sen. Christopher J. Connors visited Senior Care of Galloway on at 76 W. Jimmie Leeds Road Monday, Nov. 10.

The 9th District senator spoke with residents and also served lunch.

   

Lizards help Stockton students ferret out information about dinosaurs

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 17, 2014 09:58 am

Kelsey Gamble, a senior anthropology and biology major, from Williamstown holds a ferret that is taking part in the animal locomotion research project at Stockton. Kelsey Gamble, a senior anthropology and biology major, from Williamstown holds a ferret that is taking part in the animal locomotion research project at Stockton.

GALLOWAY – Caleb Bayewu, a junior biochemistry major, cradled a bearded dragon in his hands as Cory Barnes, a senior biology major, attached tiny reflective beads to the bumpy skin on the patient reptile’s forearm.    

Black Beard, as the lizard is nicknamed, is one of three juvenile bearded dragons at Richard Stockton College taking part in an animal locomotion research project aimed at better understanding how dinosaurs once moved across our planet.  

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Wind Ensemble blowing in for the holidays

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 17, 2014 09:22 am

The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance. The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance. GALLOWAY – The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble will present its 18th annual holiday concert, “Into the Light,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the Performing Arts Center at Richard Stockton College.

It will be a musical journey from the darkness of human experience into the light and joy of the season.   The Wind Ensemble will create the mood through music, including Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," Orff's "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" from Carmina Burana, and Melillo's "Escape from Plato's Cave." 

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Ongoing Galloway event list

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, November 17, 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.  

Introduction to Windows 8

Introduction to Windows 8 for adults is offered at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library 2 p.m. Saturday,  Dec. 13. Registration is required. The library is located at 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352 to register.

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Letter: U.S. is a nation divided

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: U.S. is a nation divided Letter: U.S. is a nation divided To the editor:

We are a nation divided by two political perspectives oceans apart.

To govern effectively, Democrats and Republicans must transcend politics, debate issues, find common ground and craft legislation by consensus. Extreme viewpoints and intolerant attitudes must be abandoned.

Even though Republicans will now control both Houses of Congress, unless there is a merging of ideas nothing will get done. Our president still has veto power. The minority party in the Senate can misuse the filibuster, a tool rarely used in the past that somehow has morphed into an obstructive force, making it almost impossible to get anything done.

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