• 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

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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.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter March 9-15, 2014

 

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.

Read more: A final bow for ‘Les Mis’

 

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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Green Tip of the Week: Shutter bulbs and see the light

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, March 22, 2014 09:34 am

Green Tip of the Week: Shutter bulbs and see the light Green Tip of the Week: Shutter bulbs and see the light

Turn your lights off for Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. Saturday March 29.

The goal is not to sit in the dark for an hour, but instead the hope is to inspire people to reduce their energy consumption both day and night.

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Hospital expansion in Galloway to slow traffic for 4 nights

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, March 21, 2014 12:46 pm

Hospital expansion in Galloway to slow traffic for 4 days Hospital expansion in Galloway to slow traffic for 4 days

GALLOWAY – Expect traffic delays on Jimmie Leeds Road and a detour off Chris Gaupp Drive Tuesday, March 25-Friday, March 28.

A lane shift, stop and go traffic pattern will be in effect, weather permitting, on Jimmie Leeds Road at Chris Gaupp Drive 8 p.m.-6 a.m. each evening for work related to the expansion of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus.

Police will be on site. Motorists may experience minor delays during overnight hours.

   

Galloway woman dies after being hit by car while walking

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 19, 2014 04:29 pm

Galloway woman pedestrian dies after being hit by car Galloway woman pedestrian dies after being hit by car

GALLOWAY – One woman walking on the sidewalk on Leipzig Avenue at St. Andrews Drive was killed and another injured after being struck by a vehicle shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Elizabeth Torpey, 67, of Galloway was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a 2007 Honda Civic being driven by Sharon Musher, 41, of Philadelphia.

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Students show it’s an honor to read

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:57 am

Smithville School teacher Dawn Burton's first grade class enjoys the reading by Absegami National Honor Society members - back row, center, Keelin McSweeney, Sean Manganelli and Divya Patel. Smithville School teacher Dawn Burton's first grade class enjoys the reading by Absegami National Honor Society members - back row, center, Keelin McSweeney, Sean Manganelli and Divya Patel.

Twenty-Four members of the Absegami High School National Honor Society paid a visit to the Smithville School to read to students as part of the school's Read Across America Day celebration Tuesday, March 18. 

Students worked in pairs or groups of three, reading to students and emphasizing how important reading is to them. 

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Galloway Police Blotter March 2-8, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:54 am

Galloway Police Blotter March 2-8, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter March 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 March 2-8 Galloway police answered 679 calls for service. Officers made 23 arrests, and issued 23 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents, 11 domestic complaints, 84 medical assists and 13 fire calls. They investigated one burglary.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter March 2-8, 2014

 

‘Les Miserables’ winds up this weekend at Absegami

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 17, 2014 06:26 pm

Sophomore Michael Moore and junior Colleen Garrison as the devious Thenardiers in Absegami High School’s production of ‘Les Miserables.’ Sophomore Michael Moore and junior Colleen Garrison as the devious Thenardiers in Absegami High School’s production of ‘Les Miserables.’

The Absegami High School Emanon Players will put on two more shows of “Les Miserables” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 21-22. 

Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors – for sale only at the door both nights.

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Galloway veteran, union carpenter Steven Stokes seeks freeholder nomination

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 17, 2014 02:53 pm

Steven Stokes Steven Stokes

GALLOWAY – Township resident Steven J. Stokes announced Wednesday, March 12 that he is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Atlantic County freeholder at large.

“As freeholder, I will use my experience as a veteran, a union carpenter and soccer dad to help tackle the tough issues facing our county,” he said.

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2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 17, 2014 10:07 am

2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited 2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited

GALLOWAY – Two local women were hospitalized after a head-on collision on South Pitney Road north of Spencer Lane that allegedly involved alcohol and drugs just before 7 a.m. Thursday, March 13.

According to police, Harriet Evans, 46, was driving a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan northbound on Pitney Road. Her vehicle crossed over the center line and ran off the roadway before returning back into the southbound lane where it struck head-on a 2009 Nissan Rouge driven by Lakesha Green, 42. 

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