• GALLOWAY – An application to build a fast food restaurant at 8th Avenue and Jimmie Leeds Road originally scheduled to be heard tonight (Thursday, Sept. 4) has been postponed until Sept. 18 pending proper noticing of the hearing to the community. The application does, however, remain on the agenda for completeness review.

    The meeting agenda released this morning stated that Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union was scheduled to be heard on Phase II of its project. Requested is a minor subdivision and final site plan approval for at Block 982, Lot 24.03. Phase I was the credit union itself.

  • Joanna Westcott / Arthur Rann Elementary School Assistant Principal Terrence O’Connor, left, and Principal Kevin McGloin after the challenge.Staff from the Arthur Rann Elementary School took the Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 28, nominating Arthur Rann parents and students, plus staff and teachers of the other district schools to also take part in the national fundraising and awareness campaign for ALS.

  • The Mom’s Beat: Play it safe and check your child’s device

    This week, there are headlines in nearly every news outlet about leaked nude pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence. What happens to adult celebrities is not really a concern of mine, but the startling uptick in the nude photos that pre-teens and teens are sharing willingly with their peers should be a concern for all of us.

    Surely most of these situations uncovered have been handled quietly among parents and the children or through…

  • Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. PORT REPUBLIC – Creativity, luck, good humor, and friendly competition will all come together in Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 13 as the Port Republic Parent Teacher Society presents its third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. 

    “If you are a master of duct tape engineering or can…

  • MAYS LANDING – America has voted. Kelly Glover, a local woman who sang her heart out on “America’s Got Talent” was sent home last night after the results show named the top six acts in round two of the semifinal talent competition.

    According to the show website, Glover, 31, originally of Cranford, started her singing career at the Appolo Theater when she was 7 years old. She lives in Mays Landing now and is a food server at Applebee’s.

  • GALLOWAY – A skunk collected from the 200 block of Odessa Avenue in Galloway has been confirmed as the seventh case of rabies in Atlantic County this year, but the first found in Galloway, according to the county Division of Public Health. 

    This is the second rabies case found in a skunk. The other previous cases involved four raccoons and one fox.

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Absegami opens

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Written by JULIE HAZARD Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:49 am

Absegami juniors Shefin Danif, left, and Rutu Patel show their enthusiasm. Absegami juniors Shefin Danif, left, and Rutu Patel show their enthusiasm.

Absegami High School opened for the 2014-2015 school year Tuesday, Sept. 2.

It was the first day of school for all classes, including a host of brand new freshmen.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 4, 2014

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, September 02, 2014 09:21 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 4, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Sept. 4, 2014 Run to Port Republic

A triathlon is coming to Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 6. The Shoreman Half Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, AquaBike and Quarterman Triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. at the Harry Bowen Park on 141 Main S. The entry fee is $140 to $210. Register online at www.dqtridu.com/shoreg.html

Designs sought for Class of 2018 T-Shirt

Entries are being sought for the Absegami High School Class of 2018 T-Shirt Design Contest. Designs are due by Sept. 12 and can be dropped off in Room 505 or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The winner gets a free Class of 2018 T-shirt. 

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Freshmen move in at Stockton (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 01, 2014 11:45 pm

Susan Allen / New freshman Jamie Roskos, of Norristown, Pa., and her mother Linda and boyfriend Dan Magrow, of Brigantine, a sophomore nursing major at Stockton. Susan Allen / New freshman Jamie Roskos, of Norristown, Pa., and her mother Linda and boyfriend Dan Magrow, of Brigantine, a sophomore nursing major at Stockton. GALLOWAY – Blue carts overflowing with bedding, clothes and dorm room accessories were rolled through the parking lots as student leaders, family and friends helped new freshmen move into campus housing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on Friday, Aug. 29.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 2014

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Written by STAFF Saturday, August 30, 2014 01:54 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 17-23, 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 Aug. 17-23 Galloway police answered 871 calls for service. Officers made 36 arrests, and issued 68 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 80 medical assists and 17 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

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Absegami grad graduates from military training

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zacchaeus J. Muntazar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Muntazar completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

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Galloway schedules bulk waste collection for seniors

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:36 am

Map shows the zones where senior bulk trash collection is scheduled. Map shows the zones where senior bulk trash collection is scheduled. GALLOWAY – The township has scheduled bulk waste pickup in a pilot program for seniors. Seniors must register in person for pickup. If the program is repeated, there will be another in-person registration in 2015.

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UPDATE: Mara Justine Platt made it to 'AGT' finals

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Mara Justine Platt UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.

GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”

Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and fans applauding in what “AGT” judge Heidi Klum called, “a breakout performance”.

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Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Joanna Westcott/Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition. Joanna Westcott/Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition. GALLOWAY– Riley Cordero and Richard Price were on hand at the Aug. 25, Board of Education meeting at the Middle School to receive certificates honoring their participation in the 2014 New Jersey Regional Math League Competition.

Cordero and Price were on the seventh-grade team for the Middle School that was ranked No. 1 regionally.  

Congratulating the students were GTMS Principal Paula Junker, teacher/advisor Carol deRuyter, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto, and Board President Ernest Huggard.

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School begins in Port on Sept. 4 with interim superintendent

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:15 pm

PORT REPUBLIC– Port Republic School begins on Sept. 4 with an early dismissal. The following day is the first full day of school for the k-8 district.
The district approved Joetta Surace as interim superintendent to replace Kerri McGinley, who is going to the Atlantic County Special Services School District, school secretary Dorothy Krout said Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway

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Written by Vince Sinagria Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:29 pm

Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway To the editor:

My wife and I moved to Galloway about seven years ago and the taxes here have gone up every year and are now out of control.

I moved from Absecon, which also has high taxes, but they get services for the money. We don’t in Galloway.

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Galloway school board addresses angry taxpayers

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:37 am

Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25. Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25.

GALLOWAY – Angry taxpayers took their concerns over a 30 percent property tax increase to the school board Monday night, Aug. 25, at the Middle School on Reeds Road.

But after a budget presentation with figures that school officials said showed that the district spends less than others yet maintains solid services, taxpayers who went looking for answers left with as many questions as they had after the council meeting the week before.

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Absegami High School student recognized for academics

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

ATLANTA, GA– The National Society of High School Scholars recognized Absegami High School student Michael Stepinski from Galloway for academic excellence.

The society recognizes scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

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Here's a list of school start dates in the area

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 03:38 pm

Here is a list of start dates and times for the first days of school in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Galloway Township Public Schools and Assumption Regional Catholic School in Galloway.

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PTA Sponsors Back to School at Assumption Regional Catholic School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:48 am

GALLOWAY– Assumption Regional Catholic School PTA is sponsoring a Back to School Recess for families from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 at the Assumption School Media Center, 146 South Pitney Road.

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Letter: Time to cut government across the board

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Letter: Time to cut government across the board Letter: Time to cut government across the board To the editor:

I would like to suggest that the following items be considered regarding the local financial situation, not just in Galloway, but in the general area.

I would like to try a 1 percent, across-the-board cut in all government departments and for all employees. The next year do the same thing, but increase the cut to 2 percent, resulting in a 3 percent total drop in the cost of government.

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Stockton College to Make a Difference at 11th annual Day of Service Sept. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 03:57 pm

GALLOWAY– Faculty and staff from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will show their thanks for the $25.36 million that was raised for scholarships through the college’s “You Make the Difference” comprehensive fund-raising campaign on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Stockton’s 11th Annual Day of Service.

Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. on the college’s main Galloway campus in the Campus Center event room for a day of volunteerism that will help the region. Service projects take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Galloway campus and at local businesses and organizations in Atlantic and Cape May counties.  

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