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Drunken driving alleged in Oceanville crash

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, February 05, 2015 04:50 pm

When police arrived, the driver was seated in the vehicle and appeared disoriented. When police arrived, the driver was seated in the vehicle and appeared disoriented. GALLOWAY – A 32-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was charged with driving while intoxicated Wednesday, Feb. 4, after he crashed his car into a tree on Route 9 in the township’s Oceanville section.

Police said Robert Price was traveling south on Route 9 at 1:38 p.m. when his 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt crossed the center line and the oncoming traffic lane in the area of Somerstown Lane. 

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Bail in Galloway dollar store burglary set at $50,000

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, February 05, 2015 02:24 pm

It was 11:10 p.m. when Galloway Township police responded to an alarm at the store, located at 45 S. New York Road. It was 11:10 p.m. when Galloway Township police responded to an alarm at the store, located at 45 S. New York Road. GALLOWAY – A 48-year-old Mays Landing man was arrested on burglary charges Wednesday night, Feb. 4, after police caught him allegedly fleeing the scene of a break-in at the Dollar General at 45 S. New York Road, Smithville.

Ptl. Dan Weigle of the Galloway police responded to an alarm at 11:10 p.m. and found that the back door had been damaged, and entry had been gained to building.

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Math honor society chartered at Stockton

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

Submitted / New members inducted at Stockton are chapter advisor Chia-Lin Wu, Vice President Kristina Babore of Ocean City, Dominick Pontari of Vineland, President Kendrick Keough of Toms River, secretary Eric Vinciquarra of Little Egg Harbor, treasurer Thomas Ballezzi of Ocean City, Cara Cuiule of Mount Laurel, webmaster Rebbecca Claxton of Pennsville, Kayci Jones of Somerdale, dean of natural sciences and mathematics Dennis Weiss, and Pi Mu Epsilon past president Eve Torrence. Not pictured are Shannon Miller of Galloway, Kara Teehan of Red Bank, and Teddy Mishura of Manahawkin. Submitted / New members inducted at Stockton are chapter advisor Chia-Lin Wu, Vice President Kristina Babore of Ocean City, Dominick Pontari of Vineland, President Kendrick Keough of Toms River, secretary Eric Vinciquarra of Little Egg Harbor, treasurer Thomas Ballezzi of Ocean City, Cara Cuiule of Mount Laurel, webmaster Rebbecca Claxton of Pennsville, Kayci Jones of Somerdale, dean of natural sciences and mathematics Dennis Weiss, and Pi Mu Epsilon past president Eve Torrence. Not pictured are Shannon Miller of Galloway, Kara Teehan of Red Bank, and Teddy Mishura of Manahawkin.

GALLOWAY — Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honorary society, was chartered Chapter 382 - New Jersey Omicron at Richard Stockton College on Jan. 29.  The purpose of the society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions.

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Historic Galloway: Who remembers this intersection?

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Written by SARAH SNOW Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

 A long-ago look at a intersection that is busy today.
Submitted A long-ago look at a intersection that is busy today.

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. 

Who remembers this intersection?

Pictured is the southwest corner of Pitney and Jimmie Leeds roads in the 1970s.

L'eario's held a flea market on the unpaved lot every weekend.

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Program to help Galloway families feeling the economic pinch

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 04, 2015 09:59 am

GALLOWAY – The Galloway Township Public School District will host a Family Outreach Support Summit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Galloway Township Middle School, 100 S. Reeds Road.

The program is intended to help local families who have been affected by the recent economic downturn, including those experiencing casino layoffs and closings.

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Champion Baptist Academy Second Quarter Honor Roll

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00 am

Champion Baptist Academy Second Quarter Honor Roll

Principal’s Honor Roll

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Referendum architects outline 19 projects planned at Oakcrest, Absegami and Cedar Creek

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 03, 2015 09:51 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two architects told members of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education what they would get for bonding $52 million in upgrades at Oakcrest, Absegami and Cedar Creek high schools Monday, Feb. 2.

Ted Hopkins, a principal in FVHD Architects of Trenton; and Jason Dubowitch, an associate with the firm, said that the three questions planned for the March 10 ballot address 19 separate projects.

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Greater Egg OKs $52M referendum for March 10

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 03, 2015 09:45 pm

State to fund $19,380,030

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District will be asked to vote Tuesday, March 10, on a $52,157,945 referendum that would cost them $32,777,915.

The state would pay the remaining $19,380,030.

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Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 18-24, 2015

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 03, 2015 01:10 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 18-24, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 18-24, 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 Jan. 18-24 Galloway police answered 921 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 124 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 87 medical assists and 16 fire calls.

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School board members get state training in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, February 02, 2015 12:13 pm

Serving dinner for school officials are, from left, Marquel Robinson, Alexia Morales, Marc Diaz, Jenessa Hurtado and JoJo Johnson. Serving dinner for school officials are, from left, Marquel Robinson, Alexia Morales, Marc Diaz, Jenessa Hurtado and JoJo Johnson. GALLOWAY - Some 45 board of education members attended an Atlantic County School Boards Association training session conducted by the New Jersey School Boards Association at Absegami High School Thursday, Jan. 29.

“The state association offered training in negotiations, labor relations, policies, legislation and PARCC,” said Vicki Hood, a member of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education and president of the county association.

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Absegami star athlete Roman Rudisill earns Eagle Scout award

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Written by STAFF Sunday, February 01, 2015 10:53 am

Eagle Scout Roman Rudisill thanks those who helped him reach his goal. Eagle Scout Roman Rudisill thanks those who helped him reach his goal. GALLOWAY – Roman V. Rudisill was an honor student who excelled at two sports during his years at Absegami. He also ranked tops in Boy Scouts where he closed out his career at the end of last year by achieving Scouting’s highest rank – Eagle.

Rudisill piled up first downs and takedowns while he was also camping and canoeing.

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Helene Young’s positive attitude shines as she approaches her 100th birthday

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:40 pm

Helene Young prefers to pose before a cabinet filled with the memories of a long lifetime. Helene Young prefers to pose before a cabinet filled with the memories of a long lifetime.

GALLOWAY – Helene Young, whose lifestyle lives up to her name, will turn 100 Wednesday, Feb. 18.

“I try to live a healthy lifestyle and exercise daily,” she told The Current Friday, Jan. 23. “I eat good, nourishing food.”

But, she said, the secret to her long and happy life is more mental than physical.

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A day to honor retired Atlantic County Fire Marshal Whitey Swartz

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:25 pm

Joy Ann and Whitey Swartz with their family at a surprise retirement party. Joy Ann and Whitey Swartz with their family at a surprise retirement party. GALLOWAY – They came from all parts of Atlantic County Saturday, Jan. 24 to honor Harold “Whitey” Swartz who recently retired after more than 50 years as fire marshal.

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo was the leading public official.

“It makes me feel good to be among legends,” LoBiondo said. “And Whitey is a legend, in every sense of the word.”

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Galloway police promotions signal new leadership roles

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:21 pm

Officer Steve Garrison holds the Bible as Lt. Donna Higbee takes the oath of office surrounded by daughter, Ava Buccafurni; son, Michael Buccafurni; and father, retired honorary inspector John Higbee. Officer Steve Garrison holds the Bible as Lt. Donna Higbee takes the oath of office surrounded by daughter, Ava Buccafurni; son, Michael Buccafurni; and father, retired honorary inspector John Higbee. The Galloway Township Police Department has promoted four people to positions of leadership as it restructures its organization  

Two lieutenants were named to work directly under Capt. Christopher Doyle and Chief Patrick Moran. There were no lieutenants prior to the promotions.

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Services to be held Saturday for pastor of Emmaus Methodist

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:10 pm

Rev. Delloyd A. Green Rev. Delloyd A. Green

GALLOWAY – Rev. Delloyd A. Green, pastor of Emmaus United Methodist Church of Smithville, died Saturday, Jan. 17 at his home in Absecon.

He was pastor at Emmaus from 2005 until 2014.

A 1993 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, he also studied at John Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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Historic Galloway - A once-quiet intersection

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Written by SARAH SNOW Friday, January 30, 2015 03:12 pm

Historic Galloway - A once-quiet intersection Historic Galloway - A once-quiet intersection

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 photos with our readers online and in print.

Who remembers this intersection?

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