• A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Toby

    Time for Toby

    Toby is a 7-year-old male shepherd/whippet mix. He was living happily with an older man who had a stroke and had to go into a nursing home where he will stay. Toby was relinquished by the man's family who was unable to keep him. He is a good boy, but a little timid at first. Please consider him for your family. Toby is spayed/neutered and up to date with routine shots.

  • Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville.ABSECON - Two residents were assaulted and threatened with being shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex…

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Assumption names students of the month

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 25, 2013 06:00 pm

In back, from left are Sarah Reed of Galloway, Alexa Petrosh of Mays Landing, Marissa Toriano of Galloway, Elijah Redmond of Mays Landing , Joseph Marigliano of Absecon and Caitlin Fussner of Galloway. In the second row are Hannah Thomas-Smith of Galloway, Millinda Marigliano of Absecon, and Johny Nguyen and Julia Rosengarten, both of Egg Harbor Township. In front are Sean DiGuglielmo of Galloway, Noah Bakey of Egg Harbor City, Melissa Meyer and Adalynn LeBlanc, both of Egg Harbor Township, and Gabriel Hessert of Mays Landing. Not Pictured are Abigail Logue and Rianne Gregorio, both of Galloway. In back, from left are Sarah Reed of Galloway, Alexa Petrosh of Mays Landing, Marissa Toriano of Galloway, Elijah Redmond of Mays Landing , Joseph Marigliano of Absecon and Caitlin Fussner of Galloway. In the second row are Hannah Thomas-Smith of Galloway, Millinda Marigliano of Absecon, and Johny Nguyen and Julia Rosengarten, both of Egg Harbor Township. In front are Sean DiGuglielmo of Galloway, Noah Bakey of Egg Harbor City, Melissa Meyer and Adalynn LeBlanc, both of Egg Harbor Township, and Gabriel Hessert of Mays Landing. Not Pictured are Abigail Logue and Rianne Gregorio, both of Galloway.

Assumption Regional Catholic School has named its October students of the month based on academic and moral development with criteria set by teachers and school board members.

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Galloway and America: Nothing amiss when a miss meets a miss

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Monday, November 25, 2013 05:24 pm

Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan is interviewed for Absegami media students by Samantha Phommalyla, left, and Gabrielle Hughes, both 17, of Galloway. Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan is interviewed for Absegami media students by Samantha Phommalyla, left, and Gabrielle Hughes, both 17, of Galloway.

GALLOWAY – You couldn’t miss the irony.

Miss Teen Galloway Gabrielle Hughes was one of two Absegami High School senior media students assigned to interview Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan back in September.

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Time is near to spread some cheer, adopting residents at Royal Suites, Galloway

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Monday, November 25, 2013 01:03 pm

From left are Florence Roddy, Guillermo Caban, director of therapeutic recreation Alicia Scaglione and Hazel Smith. From left are Florence Roddy, Guillermo Caban, director of therapeutic recreation Alicia Scaglione and Hazel Smith.

GALLOWAY – Area businesses and individuals are being asked again to join staff and friends in the Adopt-a-Resident program at Royal Suites Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

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Absegami band performs history making show Thanksgiving Day

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Monday, November 25, 2013 10:25 am

Absegami Marching Band celebrates winning National Championship at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Absegami Marching Band celebrates winning National Championship at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

GALLOWAY – Halftime at the annual Absegami-Oakcrest Thanksgiving Day football game was the last opportunity to see the Absegami High School Marching Band’s historic show, “New World Symphony.”

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Port Republic history closely linked to Galloway’s

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:33 pm

Port Republic historian Doris Bugdon, left, and Galloway Township Historical Society librarian Sarah Snow examine an 1886 deed for a cemetery lot at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Port Republic. Port Republic historian Doris Bugdon, left, and Galloway Township Historical Society librarian Sarah Snow examine an 1886 deed for a cemetery lot at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Port Republic.

More than two dozen people stopped by during a three-hour open house at the Galloway Township Historical Society Saturday, Nov. 23 to see items from the Port Republic archives and listen to that city’s historian and Councilwoman Doris Bugdon explain them.

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Ambulance squad to the rescue

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Written by STAFF Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:30 pm

Lt. Chris Snow, left, Lt. Stacey Rodenas, seated in center, and Chief Charles Uhl with the students at Arthur Rann Elementary School. Lt. Chris Snow, left, Lt. Stacey Rodenas, seated in center, and Chief Charles Uhl with the students at Arthur Rann Elementary School.

Members of the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad joined in preparing a Thanksgiving feast that couldn’t be beat for students at Arthur Rann Elementary School Friday, Nov. 22.

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4 Galloway students honored for Special Olympics golf performances

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Written by STAFF Saturday, November 23, 2013 04:59 pm

From left are Superintendent Annette Giaquinto, Board of Education President Ernest Huggard, Jamey King-Peterson in front of her partner Carl Dolente, Jackie Wenzel and her partner Rainer Birkenstock, Diamond Gilliland and her partner Bill Manganiello, and Stanley Adams and his partner Tim Waldman. Also shown are Sue Kerrigan and Patti Yamaguchi. Both provided support during the tournaments. From left are Superintendent Annette Giaquinto, Board of Education President Ernest Huggard, Jamey King-Peterson in front of her partner Carl Dolente, Jackie Wenzel and her partner Rainer Birkenstock, Diamond Gilliland and her partner Bill Manganiello, and Stanley Adams and his partner Tim Waldman. Also shown are Sue Kerrigan and Patti Yamaguchi. Both provided support during the tournaments.

Four Galloway Township Middle School students were honored at the Monday, Nov. 18 Board of Education meeting for their participation in the Special Olympics South Sectional for Golf and the Special Olympics Fall Sports Festival.

Jamey King-Peterson won gold at both tournaments. Jackie Wenzel won silver at South Sectional and Bronze at the Fall Festival. Diamond Gilliland received participation medals at both tournaments. Stanley Adams won gold at the South Sectional and Silver at the Fall Festival. 

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Rumpf wraps up role at Stockton

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, November 23, 2013 11:25 am

Brian E. Rumpf Brian E. Rumpf

GALLOWAY – Ninth Legislative District Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf has completed his Legislator-in-Residence Program at Richard Stockton College. 

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LPGA Classic drives $13.6M in direct regional spending

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 22, 2013 04:49 pm

LPGA Classic drives $13.6 M. in direct regional spending LPGA Classic drives $13.6 M. in direct regional spending

GALLOWAY – The ShopRite LPGA Classic at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club this year provided more than $13.6 million in direct spending to regional businesses, according to an economic impact study by the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute for Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism at Richard Stockton College, in partnership with Atlantic Cape Community College’s Center for Regional & Business Research.

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Veterans organizations thank Absegami shop class for gifts

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 22, 2013 04:13 pm

VFW Commander Bob Ford, Absegami shop teacher Don Matousch and American Legion Commander Russell Robinson with Absegami’s advanced wood technology class. VFW Commander Bob Ford, Absegami shop teacher Don Matousch and American Legion Commander Russell Robinson with Absegami’s advanced wood technology class.

GALLLOWAY - Veterans of Foreign Wars District 16 Cmdr. Bob Ford and Atlantic County American Legion Cmdr. Russell Robinson presented certificates of appreciation to the advanced wood technology class of Absegami High School Thursday, Nov. 21.

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Galloway man indicted in bribes involving Atlantic City cabs, massage parlors

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 22, 2013 02:50 pm

Logan F. Holt Jr. Logan F. Holt Jr.

GALLOWAY – A former Atlantic City inspector was indicted Friday, Nov. 22 for allegedly accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and accepting money or sexual favors as bribes from operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers.”

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Absegami names office aide of the month

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 22, 2013 11:34 am

Absegami office aide of the month Sean Brown with Principal Jeri-Lynn Gatto. Absegami office aide of the month Sean Brown with Principal Jeri-Lynn Gatto.

Absegami High School has started naming an office aide of the month, and Sean Brown was selected for October. He was honored Friday, Nov. 15.

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Ongoing Galloway event list

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 am

Ongoing Galloway events Ongoing Galloway events

Animal Advocates meet

South Jersey Animal Advocates, affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, meets 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Center at 75 S. Pomona Road, the corner of Liebig Street in the Pomona section of Galloway. It is open to anyone interested in working to advance animal welfare. See uucsjs.org/social_action.html.

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Galloway Green Tip of the Week: We’re vocal, shop local

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:03 am

Galloway Green Tip of the Week: We’re vocal, shop local Galloway Green Tip of the Week: We’re vocal, shop local

Shop Small, Shop Local on Nov. 30.

Small Business Appreciation Day is coming up on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Show your support for the local families that operate in your community by choosing to buy local. 

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Kennedys have baby daughter in Galloway hospital

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 20, 2013 04:21 pm

Kennedys have baby daughter in Galloway hospital Kennedys have baby daughter in Galloway hospital

GALLOWAY – Nora Kara Kennedy, daughter of Amy and Patrick J. Kennedy of Brigantine, was born at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 18¼ inches.

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Galloway officials OK borrowing $2.1 million to pay off tax appeal winners

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:58 pm

Galloway officials OK borrowing $2.1 million to pay off tax appeal winners Galloway officials OK borrowing $2.1 million to pay off tax appeal winners

GALLOWAY – Until a township-wide property reassessment restores a stabilized tax rate in 2014, the municipality will borrow $2.1 million to pay refunds for businesses and residents who won appeals on values that were established by a revaluation conducted near the height of the real estate market.

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