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Miss Teen Galloway joins 9/11 ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 09:03 pm

Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick takes a moment with members of the Galloway Township Police Department. From left are Officer Paul Smith, Sgt. Joseph Picardi, McCormick, Cpl. Chris McGinty and Officer Bill Kline. Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick takes a moment with members of the Galloway Township Police Department. From left are Officer Paul Smith, Sgt. Joseph Picardi, McCormick, Cpl. Chris McGinty and Officer Bill Kline.

GALLOWAY – Miss Teen Galloway 2014, Kristen McCormick, made her first official appearance at the 9/11 memorial ceremony Thursday at Patriot Lake, where she showed her support for first responders and helped honor the memory of those that perished on that tragic day. 

Traditionally Miss Teen Galloway's first appearance is the Fourth of July Parade, but that was cancelled due to rain.

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Galloway says ‘thank you’ to Captain Kane

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, September 15, 2014 10:27 am

James FitzPatrick / Police Chief Patrick Moran, left, reads a plaque recognizing Allen Kane for '25 tears of dedicated service to the residents of Galloway Township.' James FitzPatrick / Police Chief Patrick Moran, left, reads a plaque recognizing Allen Kane for '25 tears of dedicated service to the residents of Galloway Township.' GALLOWAY – Friends and colleagues filled the Galloway Municipal Courtroom Sept. 9 to wish Al Kane well in his retirement from the Galloway Township Police Department.

The 25-year officer joined the force on Aug. 21, 1989, after graduating first in his class from the Atlantic County Police Academy. Promoted to sergeant in 1994 and lieutenant in 2001, he made captain in 2010, Chief Patrick Moran said.

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Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 2014

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Written by STAFF Saturday, September 13, 2014 09:35 am

Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 18, 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. 31-Sept. 6 Galloway police answered 925 calls for service. Officers made 34 arrests, and issued 100 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 19 motor vehicle accidents, 13 domestic complaints, 81 medical assists and 14 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Galloway remembers sacrifices of 9/11

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Written by Chelsea White Friday, September 12, 2014 01:35 pm

Chelsea White /  Master of ceremonies Howard Berchtold of the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company welcomes visitors to Patriot Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 11 for the 9/11 memorial observance. Chelsea White / Master of ceremonies Howard Berchtold of the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company welcomes visitors to Patriot Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 11 for the 9/11 memorial observance. GALLOWAY – As the sun set over Patriot Lake Thursday, Sept. 11, the community gathered for a memorial ceremony to honor the fallen rescue workers and civilians of the 9/11 tragedy.

Area fire, police and rescue units joined residents around the gazebo for the emotional night of prayer and song.

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Mara Justine’s final ‘AGT’ performance (VIDEO)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 05:14 pm

GALLOWAY – Galloway's Mara Justine was eliminated in Tuesday night’s "America's Got Talent" results show, even though her final performance was strong and something to appreciate.

The original broadcast had a technical problem that caused the viewing audience to hear an echo.

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Program announced for Salute to Our Veterans

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:15 am

The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway. The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway. GALLOWAY – The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway.

Guest speaker will be Coast Guard Lt. Matthew M. Kroll, a helicopter pilot serving at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Pomona.

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Early Galloway youth sports leader Pauline Stuckel dies at 81

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:24 am

Pauline Margaret Stuckel Pauline Margaret Stuckel

GALLOWAY – The township lost one of its early youth sports leaders when Pauline “Paulina” Margaret Stuckel, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Born Dec. 6, 1932 to Ethel and Henry Gabriel, she and her late husband, Emery "Buzzy" Stuckel, were instrumental having the family donate the land, now Gabriel Field, to the Galloway Township Athletic Association.

Stuckel died after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. 

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Reassessment company to answer questions at Galloway meeting

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:11 am

GALLOWAY – The public will have at least one more chance to weigh in on their tax assessments when the township government hosts a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium.

Featured will be a presentation by Vital Communications, the company that performed a recent township-wide reassessment. In addition the mayor and council, the tax assessor and tax collector will be there to answer questions, Township Manager Susan Jacobucci said at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 Township Council meeting.

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Changes under way at the Galloway library

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:24 am

James FitzPatrick / Today it’s an empty shelf, but soon this section of the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be part of a new “Teen Zone” section with collections aimed at young readers, according to Jane Stanwood, branch manager. James FitzPatrick / Today it’s an empty shelf, but soon this section of the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be part of a new “Teen Zone” section with collections aimed at young readers, according to Jane Stanwood, branch manager. GALLOWAY – In the entrance at the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library stands a marble sculpture by renowned local sculptor John Gowdy. Titled "One Upon a Time," it depicts an open book, with the hand of child holding the left side and the hand of an adult holding the right – two generations reading together.

Providing service to many generations with varying needs is part of the challenging mission that must be met by the local library. And it is with that in mind that the Jimmie Leeds branch has been undergoing some improvements recently.

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A merry go-round

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Monday, September 08, 2014 04:05 pm


Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene.
 

Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene. Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene. 

Photo by Joan Kostiuk

   

Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 02:03 pm

Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions To the editor:

As the annual Miss America competition approaches and decades of tradition continue, one question comes to my mind: “Where are all the new traditions that Atlantic City will be remembered for?” I see so many people smile and reminisce about the Show Us Your Shoes Parade, the big final night and how they have loved the pageant since they were kids. These nostalgic memories make me question, however, if we will ever get any more wonderful traditions out of Atlantic City.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 2014

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Written by STAFF Monday, September 08, 2014 01:50 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 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. 24-30 Galloway police answered 942 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 97 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 26 motor vehicle accidents, nine domestic complaints, 101 medical assists and 19 fire calls. They investigated seven burglaries.

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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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