• LONGPORT – Egg Harbor Township officials came here to ask whether Longport is interested in annexing Seaview Harbor – which has filed a petition to secede from the township and join Longport – and the answer they received is that it’s too soon to say.

    At the borough’s March 19 meeting, Egg Harbor Township Administrator Peter Miller asked the Board of Commissioners to decide now if Longport would annex Seaview Harbor should its bid to secede succeed.

  • Northfield attorney specializing in elder law and former Linwood social worker stole victims' life savings, state says  

    TRENTON – A Northfield attorney and a Linwood woman who owns an in-home senior care company were arrested Wednesday, March 19 and charged with conspiring to steal millions from elderly clients.

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Barbara Lieberman, 62, of Northfield, an attorney specializing in elder law, and Jan Van Holt, 57, of Linwood, the owner of A Better Choice, a company that offered seniors “custom designed life care and legal financial planning,” conspired to prey on the elderly and…

  • Sophia Papastamelos of Sophia’s in Margate poses with her staff Maria Erhardt, Michelle Gaagliardi and Christina Dianantes.ATLANTIC CITY ­– Atlantic Cape Community College held its 31st annual Restaurant Gala at Bally’s Casino Hotel Thursday, March 13. The gala was attended by more than 800 friends of the Academy of Culinary Arts, which has provided the restaurant industry with quality chefs for as many years. The sumptuous offerings from 40 of the area’s best restaurants, fabulous music by FM and…

  • HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two Atlantic County men were found guilty in Superior Court Monday, March 17 in connection with the 2010 shooting death of an Egg Harbor City mother of two.

    On Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:14 a.m. detectives of the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to a report that a resident walking to his mailbox had discovered a body behind apartment buildings J and K of the Harbor City Apartments, located on Atlantic Avenue in Egg Harbor City.

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‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ comes to Stockton

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 03, 2014 03:50 pm

Charlie Ross stars in the ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ April 19 at Stockton. Charlie Ross stars in the ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ April 19 at Stockton. Charlie Ross will bring his “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” to the Stockton Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 19.

The show is a solo stage adaptation of the original Star Wars films, Episodes IV through VI. Ross, a Canadian actor, is both the writer and performer of the one-hour production, which has played around the world since it opened in Toronto in 2001.

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Three arrested, one at large in Galloway stabbing, robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:37 pm

GALLOWAY – Three people ages 14, 17 and 18 were placed under arrest and a fourth suspect remains at large following a stabbing and robbery March 20 in the Club III development.

Police were called at 12:43 a.m. to the wooded area between Federal and Liberty courts for the report of a stabbing. The victim, Thomas I. Lugo, had multiple stab wounds to his abdomen, back and shoulder. Lugo was transported via Galloway Township Ambulance Squad to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City for treatment, police said.

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More than 4,000 bags of heroin seized in Galloway

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 01:20 pm

GALLOWAY – More than 4,000 bags of heroin were seized from a home on East Ocean Avenue during a drug raid that occurred more than a month ago, according to information released today (Tuesday, April 1) by the Galloway Township Police Department.

Keegan V. Thomson, 29, of Galloway was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Police say 4,897 bags of heroin with an approximate street value of $20,000 were seized in the Feb. 15 raid.

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Galloway fifth-grader shuns Vermont, taps own maple syrup

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:13 pm

Steven Cramer peeks out from one of the air plants that cover his cardboard playhouse. Steven Cramer peeks out from one of the air plants that cover his cardboard playhouse.  

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - What do you want to be when you grow up if you’re a botanist at age 10?

“I’m already a botanist, so maybe a farmer,” replied Steven Cramer, a fifth-grader at Arthur Rann Elementary School.

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Galloway police investigating shooting

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 08:35 am

GALLOWAY – A 19-year-old local man is in the hospital recovering from two gunshot wounds after a shooting Monday night in the Club III development.

The Galloway Township Police Department was called to Federal Court in the Club III development 9:23 p.m. Monday, March 31 to investigate a report of shots fired, according to a statement from the GTPD.

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Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor visits Stockton

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 26, 2014 04:11 pm

Talking women's opportunities and jurisprudence

Suzanne Marino/Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Monday, March 24. Suzanne Marino/Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Monday, March 24.

GALLOWAY — Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor left nearly 3,000 at the Big Blue Athletic Complex on the Richard Stockton College campus wishing to hear just a little more. O’Connor spoke at the college as part of the Dean and Zoe Pappas Visiting Scholar Series.

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Galloway Police Blotter March 16-22, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 26, 2014 03:38 pm

Galloway Police Blotter March 16-22, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter March 16-22, 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 March 16-22 Galloway police answered 737 calls for service. Officers made 26 arrests, and issued 51 traffic summonses including five charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 13 motor vehicle accidents, 11 domestic complaints, 70 medical assists and 10 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Galloway’s Katie Yamaguchi has designs on a career in theater costuming

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, March 26, 2014 09:26 am

Katie Yamaguchi outside the US-U.S. Designer Co-op. Katie Yamaguchi outside the US-U.S. Designer Co-op.

GALLOWAY – Katie Yamaguchi, a 2008 Absegami High School graduate, is on her way to a theatrical career as a fashion designer.

Yamaguchi, who now lives in Media, Pa., and takes the train to work at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, said she first became involved in drama in high school and was immediately attracted to costume designing.

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Galloway Police Blotter March 9-15, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 25, 2014 01:14 pm

Galloway Police Blotter March 9-15, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter March 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 March 9-15 Galloway police answered 777 calls for service. Officers made 30 arrests, and issued 64 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 121 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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State Senate to vote Thursday on Jessica Lunsford Act

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:08 am

Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove: It's backed by Jessica Lunsford's father and has bipartisan backing in the Legislature. Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove: It's backed by Jessica Lunsford's father and has bipartisan backing in the Legislature.

GALLOWAY – A state Senate vote on the Jessica Lunsford Act has been scheduled for Thursday, March 27, according to the District 9 delegation, which has cosponsored the legislation in both state houses.

The vote is the final legislative hurdle for the bill to be sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk for approval. It was passed 77-0 Thursday, March 20, by the state Assembly.

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A final bow for ‘Les Mis’

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 25, 2014 08:57 am

Brady Bock, Brandon Castillo and Zach Hassel sing ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ Brady Bock, Brandon Castillo and Zach Hassel sing ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’

Cast members from the Absegami High School Emanon Players performed for the school board selections from their production of “Les Miserables” that ended its two-weekend run at the school March 22.

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education met at Absegami Monday, March 24.

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Science Fair projects could impact the future

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, March 23, 2014 10:24 am

Jennifer Galushka, a 7th grader at Galloway Township Middle School, did her project on shore protection. Jennifer Galushka, a 7th grader at Galloway Township Middle School, did her project on shore protection. GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Young people participating in the 39th annual Jersey Shore Science Fair proved Saturday that there is hope for the future. Students in middle and high schools across the state shared research projects that touched on storm protection, technology, communication and public safety.

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