• Police are looking for this man, who they say was in the vicinity and matches the description of a person who attempted to use counterfeit money on the boardwalk Monday.

    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City police are searching for a man they say attempted to use counterfeit money on the boardwalk three times Monday afternoon.

    Police say he attempted to use counterfeit $50…

  • Nicodemo S. Scarfo and an associate were convicted of ‘looting a publicly traded company to benefit their criminal enterprise’

    CAMDEN – A member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family and two Texas brothers were convicted today (Thursday, July 3) of racketeering and other charges after a six-month trial.

  • Absecon Police DepartmentABSECON - A 14-year-old Absecon girl was forced to run for safety Monday evening when a man attempted to lure her into his car, according to the Absecon Police.

  • Pleasantville Police DepartmentPLEASANTVILLE – Pleasantville Police Department detectives are investigating if a there is a connection between a pair of neighborhood shootings in six days that killed one man.

    Devon Leggette, 18, was shot in the lower middle back at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6 while he stood with a group of guys near the basketball courts at Woodland and Fourth avenues, according to Pleasantville Police Capt. Rocky Melendez.

  • Carly SansoneA Richard Stockton College sophomore who played volleyball for the college was among three people who died when their car careened off an embankment in Colorado on Saturday, July 5.

    Carly Sansone and three others were riding in a vehicle headed south on Colorado Highway 145 near Ophir, about 6 miles south of Telluride.

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Mays Landing man charged with child endangerment

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 12:47 pm

galloway-police GALLOWAY - A Mays Landing man was arrested and charged with endangerment and drug charges July 5 for allegedly driving his vehicle erratically with two young children inside, Det. Sgt. Donna Higbee said in a press release.

Paul Dessicino, 30, was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment/neglect, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, namely heroin, and reckless driving.

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Letter: Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner

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Written by Jim Gorman Sunday, July 06, 2014 03:22 pm

Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner To the editor:

The State of New Jersey has given us the run-around on a full Garden State Parkway interchange on Route 30 for decades, despite the economic and public safety benefits it would provide to the residents of Galloway, Absecon, and the barrier islands. Ever since I've been on council, I've urged the Turnpike Authority to pursue an interchange, but to no avail.

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Letter: Voting should be required by law

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Sunday, July 06, 2014 03:11 pm

Voting should be required by law Voting should be required by law To the editor:

In a democracy, it is the responsibility of every adult citizen to vote.  We require folks with potential tax liability to file returns, don’t we?  Is voting not as important as paying taxes? Furthermore, all efforts to suppress voting must be aggressively thwarted.

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With Galloway's July 4 parade canceled, planners look ahead to 2015

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Friday, July 04, 2014 10:59 am

GALLOWAY- Parade organizers decided at 9 a.m., the start time for the 15th annual July 4 parade, to cancel, as rain pelted the roadways and flooded the streets.

“We didn't cancel because of the rain,” Rich Maxwell, the parade organizer said. “The streets were flooded and we didn't want anyone to march in the rain. We are always concerned about the safety and welfare of the participants.”

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Galloway-based crime family member found guilty of racketeering

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 05:21 pm

Nicodemo S. Scarfo and an associate were convicted of ‘looting a publicly traded company to benefit their criminal enterprise’

CAMDEN – A member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family and two Texas brothers were convicted today (Thursday, July 3) of racketeering and other charges after a six-month trial.

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CODE RED leads to safe return of infant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 04:36 pm

GALLOWAY– A CODE RED notification led to the safe return of a child whose non-custodial parent took her July 3, police said. Police received a report Thursday at 10:30 a.m. of a 15-month-old female taken against court order by her non-custodial parent.

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Bill to Boost Tourism at NJ wineries now law

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:26 am

TRENTON– Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste M. Riley and Paul D. Moriarty to promote agricultural tourism in New Jersey was signed into law Wednesday, July 2.

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Juneteenth Celebration honors military

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 01, 2014 04:16 pm

Submitted / Rev. Gary Melton addresses the Juneteenth Celebration. Submitted / Rev. Gary Melton addresses the Juneteenth Celebration. GALLOWAY– Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

It was on June 19, 1865 that Union Soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863.

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Organizers won’t let wet forecast rain on their parade

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:48 pm

GALLOWAY– Parade organizers are not letting the threat of showers rain on their parade.

“We are determined to make sure this parade goes on,” said Rich Maxwell, parade organizer on Tuesday, July 1.

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Letter: Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need

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Written by Steven J. Stokes Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:13 pm

Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need To the editor:

Last week I attended the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders meeting.  Like most people in attendance, I was there to show support for an ordinance that would establish a county trust fund for homeless veterans and families suffering from Hurricane Sandy. 

At the heart of the ordinance, a $3 processing fee would be applied to all county documents, with the proceeds establishing the trust fund.  It sounds pretty cut and dry, but few are things in local politics.

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