• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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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.

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Letter: Calling on retirees to fight the good fight for Atlantic City

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Sunday, August 10, 2014 01:50 pm

We need to merge our collective brainpower, step up and come up with ideas that could save Atlantic City. We need to merge our collective brainpower, step up and come up with ideas that could save Atlantic City. To the editor:

My wife Roseann and I are fortunate to live in Four Seasons, a senior community adorned with manicured lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, aesthetically pleasing bushes, ornate flower beds framing winding rows of attractive homes. 

Ponds alive with floating fountains, tree-lined pathways designed to accommodate pedestrians and bikers add to the charming ambience. And let’s not forget a clubhouse, more like a resort, with indoor and outdoor pools, bocce, tennis, shuffleboard and pickle ball courts offering so many activities a resident could fill his or her day with nothing but fun and games.

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After stellar repeat performance on ‘AGT,’ it’s on to the semifinals for Mara Justine Platt

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Friday, August 08, 2014 02:10 pm

 Mara Justine GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with two phenomenal singing performances, did it yet again, Tuesday, Aug. 5.

The results, which aired at the end of the 9 p.m. episode of “AGT” on NBC the following night, revealed that Platt was one of five performers out of 12 who made it through to the semifinal rounds. She performed a powerful rendition of “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry. Platt performed on “AGT” in June and then in July cementing her voice in the minds and memories of judges and fans.

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Former Stockton College police officer admits drug dealing

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 01:10 pm

CAMDEN - A former Richard Stockton College of New Jersey police officer admitted selling oxycodone-based pills to an undercover officer and a witness who was cooperating with law enforcement officers, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Thursday, Aug. 7.

Marcus Taylor, 41, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb to an information, which is a formal criminal charge, charging him with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute oxycodone. As part of his plea agreement, Taylor will forfeit $8,775, consisting of the illegal profits obtained from his sale of oxycodone.

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Former Atlantic City license inspector pleads guilty to taking bribes

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 02:20 pm

TRENTON – A former Atlantic City inspector pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug. 7, to accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers,” Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.

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UPDATE: Mara Justine "AGT" results tonight

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Last Updated on Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:04 pm Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 06, 2014 02:36 pm

Mara Justine Platt on America’s Got Talent  GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with two phenomenal and powerful singing performances, did it yet again, Tuesday, Aug. 5.

The results, which aired at the end of the 9 p.m. episode of “AGT” on NBC, the following night, Wednesday night, Aug. 6, revealed that Platt was one of five performers out of 12, who made it through to the semifinal rounds.

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Galloway's National Night Out best ever (Slideshow)

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:05 am

Melissa Millard and her family (L to R) 3-year-old twins Mason and Mackenzie and Parker, 4, all of Galloway enjoy Galloway's National Night Out on Aug. 5. GALLOWAY- Whether it was the oohs or the ahs while watching in amazement as a helicopter scooped water out of Patriot Lake, hovered and circled, or the huge smiles on the faces of them while taking a ride on a precious pony, children and their families had a great time at National Night Out on a picture perfect, breezy, warm night Tuesday, Aug. 5.

“We come out every year. It's great for the community,” said Linda Calimer, while holding her granddaughter Mikayla Heath, 3, both of Galloway. “My sons are both police explorers. We never miss National Night Out.”

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Aug. 7, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 09:00 am

Artist, author at Noyes

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents an artist’s talk and slide presentation 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 with artist and author Sally Lilychild Willowbee, author of the recently published book Found Artists: On Country Roads, Side Streets & Back Alleys of South Jersey. A presentation of self-taught artists’ work will accompany the talk. Her book features the work of self-taught, primitive, folk, and visionary artists who live and create site specific art in southern New Jersey. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition Detour: Self Taught Artists on view May 16-Sept. 21 at the museum. The book will be available for purchase and signing. Free with museum admission. Call 609-652-8848 or visit www.noyesmuseum.org .

Historic military camp at Smithville

Company K will invade Historic Smithville Saturday, Aug. 9 with a complete military and civilian camp planned, featuring marching drills and musket-firing demonstrations. The public is encouraged to visit and ask questions. Visit http://historicsmithvillenj.com/towne and click ‘Events’ at the top of the page.

Oceanville Methodist VBS

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Galloway Police Blotter July 20-26, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:23 pm

Galloway Police Blotter July 20-26, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter July 20-26, 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 20-26 Galloway police answered 834 calls for service. Officers made 38 arrests, and issued 55 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 13 motor vehicle accidents, 11 domestic complaints, 77 medical assists and nine fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

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