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Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:27 am

Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have signed a letter of intent for the college to acquire Showboat Atlantic City from the casino company.

Stockton said Wednesday, Nov. 12 that it plans to repurpose the former Showboat site as a branch campus.

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Galloway library events – edition of Nov. 13, 2014

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Written by STAFF Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Galloway library events – edition of Nov. 6, 2014 Galloway library events – edition of Nov. 6, 2014 Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime will be offered at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library 10:30 a.m. Thursdays,  Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. It will also be presented 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Suggested for ages 3½-5. Children enjoy stories and activities.

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime will be offered at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3. Suggested for ages 1½ -3.  Bring little ones to hear stories and sing songs. 

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Champion Baptist Academy honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Principal’s Honor Roll

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Three taken to hospital after White Horse Pike crash

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 12, 2014 02:05 pm

Three taken to hospital after White Horse Pike crash Three taken to hospital after White Horse Pike crash

Three people – two of them juvenile passengers – suffered injuries Tuesday, Nov. 11 when their vehicle spun off the White Horse Pike, hit a pole and overturned.

At 4:30 p.m. the driver of a westbound Kia Optima lost control of the vehicle at Breman Avenue.

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Hundreds shell out for ham and oyster dinner

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 12, 2014 01:18 pm

Seventeen-year-member Paul Austin takes a break from breading oysters with his niece, Alexia Corneal, 14, an eighth-grader at Upper Township Middle School. Seventeen-year-member Paul Austin takes a break from breading oysters with his niece, Alexia Corneal, 14, an eighth-grader at Upper Township Middle School.

GALLOWAY – Shucks.

Sometimes everything looks the same at the Oceanville Volunteer Fire Company biannual Baked Ham and Fried Oyster Dinner.

And well it should. A lot of the same people have been in the same positions for years. And the meals have been prepared the same way – also by the same people.

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Galloway told New Jersey is a leader in caring for its vets

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:55 pm

Galloway’s newly named citizen of the year and poet laureate Dee Scerni holds her proclamation from Township Council and plaque from the Veterans Advisory Board. Galloway’s newly named citizen of the year and poet laureate Dee Scerni holds her proclamation from Township Council and plaque from the Veterans Advisory Board.

GALLOWAY – A retired member of the U.S. Navy and N.J. Air National Guard told local residents and veterans that our state should be commended for honoring its veterans.

Chief Master Sgt. Michael R. Francis, veteran’s liaison for U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, gave the keynote address at the township’s Veterans Day Celebration in Council Chambers at the Municipal Complex Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Galloway veterans honored

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Written by NICOLE PRICE Wednesday, November 12, 2014 09:09 am

From left are keynote speaker Michael R. Francis, Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola, Galloway poet laureate and citizen of the year Dee Scerni, Veterans Advisory Board chairman Herb Davis, board member and master of ceremonies Ike Rucker, Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick and musician Jim Craine. From left are keynote speaker Michael R. Francis, Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola, Galloway poet laureate and citizen of the year Dee Scerni, Veterans Advisory Board chairman Herb Davis, board member and master of ceremonies Ike Rucker, Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick and musician Jim Craine.

Council chambers were filled Tuesday, Nov. 11 as Veterans Day was observed.

Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick read a poem by Dee Scerni who was named citizen of the year and to the township’s newly created-for-her position of poet laureate.

The township’s reigning Miss greeted dignitaries and the public at the annual event.

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Scouts’ machines hurl pumpkins at campout

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 11, 2014 04:56 pm

Webelos 2 Scout Brody Wright gets ready to launch a pumpkin with the help of his father, Bryan, while Vampire Bat patrol mate Dante Mussa looks on. Webelos 2 Scout Brody Wright gets ready to launch a pumpkin with the help of his father, Bryan, while Vampire Bat patrol mate Dante Mussa looks on. Members of Galloway Cub Scout Pack 12 chartered through St. Mark and All Saints Church had a smashing good time smashing pumpkins and an overnight campout at Sahl’s Father Son Farm Saturday, Nov. 8

Daytime activities included touring the three corn mazes (“Pack 12 corn-quered it.”), pumpkin picking, hayrides and mini-mazes.

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Assumption Christmas Craft Fair marks 25th anniversary in style

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 11, 2014 04:03 pm

From left, Anne Pratt, Assumption seventh grader Mike Keough and his mom, Jennifer at the check-in desk. The adults were greeting guests and selling 50-50 tickets. The student was one of about 30 volunteering at the fair. From left, Anne Pratt, Assumption seventh grader Mike Keough and his mom, Jennifer at the check-in desk. The adults were greeting guests and selling 50-50 tickets. The student was one of about 30 volunteering at the fair.

GALLOWAY – More than 120 crafters and vendors sold their wares at the 25th annual Assumption Indoor Christmas Craft Fair at Assumption Regional Catholic School Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9.

“We have over 60 volunteers for the weekend,” fair coordinator Jeniffer Vidro Sunday. “We also have 30 student volunteers including Holy Spirit students, many who have graduated from our program.”

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It sure is grand for the Absegami band

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Written by JULIE HAZARD Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:25 pm

It sure is grand for the Absegami band It sure is grand for the Absegami band

Absegami High School band members enjoy holding up their mock $1,000 check presented by South Jersey Energy as part of its “Energy for the Arts” grants program.  Applicants were judged on their school-based, competitive arts programs.

Band Director Jon Porco said the money will be used to help purchase music and equipment throughout the year.

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Galloway-Port Republic People in the News, Edition of Nov. 13, 2014

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 10, 2014 04:14 pm

Atlantic City honors Stockton Student Langford

Elijah Langford, a Richard Stockton College student whose charitable work has assisted hundreds of local residents, was recognized formally by Atlantic City Wednesday, Nov. 5. 

City Council made a special presentation to Langford as part of the council meeting.

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Galloway’s Hughes girls come up big with candy donation

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 10, 2014 02:53 pm

From left are Tiny Miss New Jersey Cassandra Hughes, Miss New Jersey Preteen National Teenager Alexandra Hughes and Miss New Jersey Preteen Sweetheart Olivia Hughes with Dr. Robert J. Tarby Jr. of Brayces. From left are Tiny Miss New Jersey Cassandra Hughes, Miss New Jersey Preteen National Teenager Alexandra Hughes and Miss New Jersey Preteen Sweetheart Olivia Hughes with Dr. Robert J. Tarby Jr. of Brayces.

Galloway sisters Alexandra, Olivia and Cassandra Hughes went trick-or-treating on Halloween – but not for themselves.

Alexandra, Miss New Jersey Preteen National Teenager, Olivia, Miss New Jersey Preteen Sweetheart; and Cassandra, Tiny Miss New Jersey collected the candy and delivered it to Brayces, which will send it to troops overseas.

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Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, November 08, 2014 08:53 am

Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 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 Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Galloway police answered 864 calls for service. Officers made 30 arrests, and issued 74 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 23 motor vehicle accidents, three domestic complaints, 86 medical assists and 13 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Galloway Charter School advances in Hoop Shoot

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 07, 2014 04:41 pm

Charter school players include Markus Lewis, Ihsan Moore, Ronnie Lawson, Eric Mazier and Murtesa Jawhar. Charter school players include Markus Lewis, Ihsan Moore, Ronnie Lawson, Eric Mazier and Murtesa Jawhar.

Galloway Community Charter School basketball players shot their way to the South Jersey District Elks Hoop Shoot competition by winning at their school Oct. 29.

Thirty-one students competed to shoot the best in 10 baskets in three age groups.

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K-9 captures fleeing suspect

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 07, 2014 11:58 am

K-9 captures fleeing suspect K-9 captures fleeing suspect

GALLOWAY – An armed man fled a motor vehicle check early Thursday, Nov. 6, only to be captured by a K-9 a short distance away, according to police.

Jeffrey Austin, 25, of Galloway was arrested following the incident which began when police investigated his car as a “suspicious motor vehicle” at 12:20 a.m. on Route 30 at 6th  Avenue.

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Eagle Scout Cedric Battschinger marches to a different beat

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:07 am

Cedric Battschinger reflects on his non-traditional path to Eagle as bonfire rages behind him. Cedric Battschinger reflects on his non-traditional path to Eagle as bonfire rages behind him.

GALLOWAY – Cedric Battschinger is not your typical Eagle Scout.

His brother, Gregory, is. Their father, Glenn Battschinger, is perhaps the prototype of the modern holder of Boy Scouting’s highest award.

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