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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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Kinetic Poetic of Galloway slates free dance classes and performance

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Written by STAFF Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:21 pm

Kinetic Poetic Collective dancers strike a pose. Kinetic Poetic Collective dancers strike a pose.

The Kinetic Poetic Dance Collective will offer free classes and performances noon Saturday, Feb. 14.

The celebration of community will feature free classes followed by a live in-studio performance by the group at 3 p.m.

Classes include creative dance, 12:15-1 p.m. ages 3-5; hip-hop, 1-1:55 p.m., ages 6-12; adult contemporary, 2-2:55 p.m. teens and adults; and Qigong Tai Chi, 4-5 p.m., teens and adults.

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Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine To the editor:

In the story “Senior siblings correcting history at Galloway Museum” in the Jan. 1 edition of The Current, there is a correction in regard to when Ethel Roesch died.

I met Ethel Roesch when she was a receptionist at the Galloway Township Municipal Building.

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Heavy gear ready for storm in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, January 27, 2015 02:01 pm

Photo by Michael Brandenberger / Volunteers at the ready in Galloway just in case. Photo by Michael Brandenberger / Volunteers at the ready in Galloway just in case. The Germania Volunteer Fire Company station was ready for use as an emergency base during the Monday-Tuesday storm.

Germania Volunteer Fire Company members were prepared to assist the Office of Emergency Management with a high-wheel vehicle, if it were needed to respond to a call.

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Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Monday, January 26, 2015 04:55 pm

Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway

GALLOWAY – Two juvenile boys were robbed at gunpoint while they were walking in the 400 block of Ebony Tree Lane around 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, according to police.

Three pairs of Nike sneakers and a cell phone were reported taken.

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1,000 volunteers honor King’s work and legacy

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 10:11 am

Volunteering for They Are Heroes Too! are, from left, Rahatul Ain, a junior from Egg Harbor City; Marcel Burton, a junior from Willingboro; Naima Bibi Khan, a freshman from Atlantic City; and program founder and director Terry Dougherty of Egg Harbor Township. Volunteering for They Are Heroes Too! are, from left, Rahatul Ain, a junior from Egg Harbor City; Marcel Burton, a junior from Willingboro; Naima Bibi Khan, a freshman from Atlantic City; and program founder and director Terry Dougherty of Egg Harbor Township.

GALLOWAY – Some 1,000 volunteers from Richard Stockton College and area communities honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in dozens of projects Monday, Jan. 19.

Stockton’s 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service generated “the most community involvement ever,” said Daniel Tomé, director of service-learning.

One group of fewer than a dozen worked on mailing fundraising letters for Free Military Child Tutoring – They Are Heroes Too!

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Kevin Gehringer hits high notes as new Mr. Absegami

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:55 am

Newly crowned Mr. Absegami Kevin Gehringer is applauded by fellow contestants. Newly crowned Mr. Absegami Kevin Gehringer is applauded by fellow contestants.

GALLOWAY – For this year’s Mr. Absegami, Kevin Gehringer, winning wasn’t everything – according to him, it was hardly anything.

“My priority was not winning,” Gehringer told The Current after winning Friday, Jan. 16. “I was so at a loss for words. The talent was amazing. It could have been any one of us.”

And Gehringer, whose musical talent has been recognized by his being named drum major for this year’s marching band, is quick to share the credit.

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Officials say manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:51 am

Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola says manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near . Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola says manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near .

GALLOWAY – Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola said he liked to quote George Peppard from the 1980s TV series “The A-Team.”

“I love it when a plan comes together,” Coppola said at the Tuesday, Jan. 20 Township Council meeting, alluding to the municipality’s development plan for the former Lenox property on Tilton Road.

Barrette Outdoor Living, a manufacturer and distributor of fencing, railing, garden products and sheds and the proposed anchor business at the site, has been granted $30 million by the state Economic Development Authority, according to Coppola.

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Wastell, Monteleone named Absegami educators of the year

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:44 am

Absegami’s professionals of the year are Joe Monteleone, left, and Brian Wastell. Absegami’s professionals of the year are Joe Monteleone, left, and Brian Wastell.

GALLOWAY – Absegami High School’s educators of the year have a lot in common. They are both into sports. They both have crowded bulletin boards. And both are extremely popular with the students.

Educational services professional of the year Joe Monteleone is a guidance counselor. He was teacher of the year in 2009.

Teacher of the year Brian Wastell teaches U.S. History I for sophomores, Law and Criminal Justice for 11th and 12th graders and Introduction to Homeland Security to freshmen. He is also head baseball coach and an assistant football coach.

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Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 11-18, 2015

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:37 am

Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 11-18, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 11-18, 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. 11-18 Galloway police answered 1,051 calls for service. Officers made 20 arrests, and issued 121 traffic summonses. Officers responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Absegami students step out with first Senior Dance Concert

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Written by STAFF Friday, January 23, 2015 09:41 am

From left are seniors Molly Deibert, Tiana Le, Tara Payne, Caitlyn Kraemer, Madison Restle, Gianna Capella and Morgan Brady. From left are seniors Molly Deibert, Tiana Le, Tara Payne, Caitlyn Kraemer, Madison Restle, Gianna Capella and Morgan Brady.

The Absegami High School Dance Department will hold its first Senior Dance Concert 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 in the Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Wrangleboro Road, Galloway.  

It will feature dances choreographed by students.

All dances will illustrate the students’ originality, creativity and artistry through movement.

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Port Republic School registration

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Written by STAFF Thursday, January 22, 2015 02:14 pm

Port Republic School registration Port Republic School registration

Kindergarten registration for 2015-2016 at Port Republic School will be by appointment 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25.

Children must become five years old on or before Oct. 1.

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Galloway police seek 3 in holdup at motel

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, January 22, 2015 01:44 pm

Galloway police seek 3 in holdup at motel Galloway police seek 3 in holdup at motel

GALLOWAY – Police are seeking help from the public to apprehend three men who held up a pair of motel guests here Tuesday, Jan. 20.

At approximately 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, two men were robbed at gunpoint by three others inside their hotel room at the Tri Way Motel at 248 East White Horse Pike. 

The two victims were robbed of their wallets, cash and cell phones.

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Quizzo Night at Assumption

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, January 22, 2015 01:25 pm

Quizzo Night at Assumption Quizzo Night at Assumption

Assumption Regional Catholic School will host its second annual Quizzo Night 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 in the school gymnasium.

Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Free wings, pizza, soda and water. BYOB for 21 and older.

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