• 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

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Letter: We were never supposed to forget, but Absegami did

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Written by Doug Shiner Wednesday, September 25, 2013 02:41 pm

Letter: We were never supposed to forget, but Absegami did Letter: We were never supposed to forget, but Absegami did To the editor:

Churches were once the hub of communities responsible for teaching and preserving our local heritage, values, and traditions.  Children were taught community pride and an understanding of what their town held near and dear to its heart.

Today schools are the purveyor of these duties. But what happens to a town when this doesn’t happen?

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Stockton dedicates $39.5 million Unified Science Center

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:44 pm

Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp speaks at dedication of Unified Science Center. Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp speaks at dedication of Unified Science Center.

GALLOWAY –Richard Stockton College dedicated its $39.5 million Unified Science Center in ribbon-cutting ceremonies Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Marching Braves step out in the ‘New World Symphony’

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:00 am

Drum Major Tiffany Ip demonstrates her official salute after welcoming Mainland Regional Mustangs Band. (Steve Prisament) Drum Major Tiffany Ip demonstrates her official salute after welcoming Mainland Regional Mustangs Band. (Steve Prisament)

GALLOWAY – The Absegami Marching Braves were ready to roll – maybe a little too ready, according to Drum Major Tiffany Ip.

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Galloway Siblings selling social media services

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, September 25, 2013 09:53 am

Bryan and Erin Mercer greet a visitor to their home office.  (Steve Prisament) Bryan and Erin Mercer greet a visitor to their home office. (Steve Prisament)

GALLOWAY – Local siblings Erin and Bryan Mercer simultaneously found themselves at professional crossroads early this year.

Lucky them.

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Galloway Planning Board approves Blue Heron Pines East project

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Tuesday, September 24, 2013 09:30 pm

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GALLOWAY – A late demand by Mayor Don Purdy who serves on the Planning Board might enrich the township by more than $500,000.

Or not.

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Officials help to bag hunger

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, September 24, 2013 03:26 pm

A ribbon cutting at the first register featured, from left, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles, Galloway Mayor Don Purdy, ShopRite employees Sam Levine, Danielle McNeil and Lauren Stern and assistant manager Nick Mongono, and Andy Applegate from Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch. A ribbon cutting at the first register featured, from left, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles, Galloway Mayor Don Purdy, ShopRite employees Sam Levine, Danielle McNeil and Lauren Stern and assistant manager Nick Mongono, and Andy Applegate from Community FoodBank of New Jersey – Southern Branch.

Each year ShopRite teams with General Mills for the Partners In Caring Foundation where they raise more than $1 million to help feed needy families. Last year they raised $1.5 million and their goal is even larger this year.

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N.Y. firm gets $4 million for Forsythe debris cleanup

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, September 24, 2013 09:59 am

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GALLOWAY – A $4 million contract to clean up a 22-mile trail of debris n the fragile tidal marshes and woodlands of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge has been awarded to Coastal Environment Group of New York.

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Former Pomona fire chief Carl Tortello dies at 89

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, September 24, 2013 09:06 am

Carl Tortello Carl Tortello

GALLOWAY – Lifelong resident of the Pomona section of the township and civic leader Carl Tortello died Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the age of 89.

A motor vehicle investigator for the state from 1952 until his retirement in 1987, he attended Pomona Elementary School and Egg Harbor City High School.

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Absegami Drama needs young talent

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, September 23, 2013 03:41 pm

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GALLOWAY – The Absegami High School Drama Program is seeking young actors for the roles of Gavroche, Young Cosette and Young Eponine in its production of “Les Miserables” in March. 

Actors should be between the ages of 7 and 12 and must be Galloway residents.

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Princess tea party

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, September 23, 2013 10:15 am

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GALLOWAY – AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children Program and the Stanley M. Grossman Pediatric Center will host the sixth annual Princess Tea Party 4:30 - 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 8-14, 2013

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, September 20, 2013 10:48 am

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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 week Sept. 8-14 Galloway police answered 873 calls for service. Officers made 27 arrests, and issued 83 traffic summonses. Officers responded to 19 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 92 medical assists and 16 fire calls.

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Veterans get a special salute in Galloway

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, September 18, 2013 01:17 pm

American Legion Post 430 Chaplain Russell Konrady reads names of those memorialized in the wall at Veterans Memorial Park while other veterans await their turns to read. (Submitted by Shelby Wessner) American Legion Post 430 Chaplain Russell Konrady reads names of those memorialized in the wall at Veterans Memorial Park while other veterans await their turns to read. (Submitted by Shelby Wessner)

GALLOWAY – More than 500 people participated in the Saturday, Sept. 14 Salute to Our Veterans held annually at Veterans Memorial Park on Route 9.

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