• Mara Justine Platt on America’s Got Talent GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with two phenomenal and powerful singing performances, did it yet again, Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    The results, which aired at the end of the 9 p.m. episode of “AGT” on NBC, the following night, Wednesday night, Aug. 6, revealed that Platt was one of five performers out of 12, who made it through to the semifinal rounds.

  • Melissa Millard and her family (L to R) 3-year-old twins Mason and Mackenzie and Parker, 4, all of Galloway enjoy Galloway's National Night Out on Aug. 5.GALLOWAY- Whether it was the oohs or the ahs while watching in amazement as a helicopter scooped water out of Patriot Lake, hovered and circled, or the huge smiles on the faces of them while taking a ride on a precious pony, children and their families had a great time at National Night Out on a picture perfect, breezy, warm night Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    “We come out every year. It's…

  • Today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather Service that has issued a warning for high risk of rip currents for today./NWSToday, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather…

  • Submitted/Brianna Ross of Galloway

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Galloway woman was charged with endangering the welfare of her child and drug offenses after police found heroin and hypodermic needles the same car as her 5-month-old son.

     Brianna Ross, 25, was arrested after police responded to a call around 11:17 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in which the caller claimed a woman was possibly under the influence of drugs while parked at the English Creek Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

  • Snacking on candy apples and funnel cake are, from left, Jack Cowan, 7; Eric Cowan, 9; Billy Sproule, 11; and Trevor Cowan, 11; all of Galloway. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Carnival had families lined up for rides even during a period of rain Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Municipal Complex on Jimmy Leeds Road.

    The festivities, held Thursday through Saturday night, also hosted games, prizes, and plenty of…

  • The Port StorePORT REPUBLIC– The Port Store was more than just a general store. It was really a cultural center of this tiny town, where people could catch up on the local news, gossip and munch on the best subs around.

    But after 35 years, the owners decided to close its doors, Sunday, Aug. 3.

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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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Absegami custodian David Koehler named Atlantic County educational support professional of the year

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:12 am

Atlantic County educational support professional of the year David Koehler, left, with his supervisor, head custodian Ray McNab in the Absegami atrium. Atlantic County educational support professional of the year David Koehler, left, with his supervisor, head custodian Ray McNab in the Absegami atrium.

GALLOWAY – An Absegami High School custodian known for his people skills has been selected the educational support professional of the year by the Atlantic County Council of Education Associations.

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GTMS Student Council raises $231 for Gilda’s Club

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 18, 2013 05:44 pm

Kneeling, from left, are Michael Waszen, secretary of special projects; Analise Wagner, secretary of school spirit; Samantha Brandt, secretary of ecology; Maxine Livingston, vice president; Raynah Katzen, president; Riley Cordero; and Niyati Pareth. Behind them are Gilda's Club Special Projects Director Lauren Creshaw, Brittany McConnell, Ana Lopez, Madison Hughes, Manjari Swarna, Georgia Noon, Carl DeGuzman, Hayley Tucker, Katrina Rivera, Droshti Lapsiwala and Eliot Hernandez. In row three are Justice Winters, Dawa Muhammedsani, Anthony Quilles, Adam Kabala and Student Council advisor Kevin Krumaker. In back are Khrystine Geigel, Parsh Gosalia, Shannon Houser, Andy Giang, Athena Hall, Sean Ingram, Ana Martinez, Alyssa Grover, Yandi Clark, Isabella Alcantara, Carson Swisher and Stephen Gargione. Kneeling, from left, are Michael Waszen, secretary of special projects; Analise Wagner, secretary of school spirit; Samantha Brandt, secretary of ecology; Maxine Livingston, vice president; Raynah Katzen, president; Riley Cordero; and Niyati Pareth. Behind them are Gilda's Club Special Projects Director Lauren Creshaw, Brittany McConnell, Ana Lopez, Madison Hughes, Manjari Swarna, Georgia Noon, Carl DeGuzman, Hayley Tucker, Katrina Rivera, Droshti Lapsiwala and Eliot Hernandez. In row three are Justice Winters, Dawa Muhammedsani, Anthony Quilles, Adam Kabala and Student Council advisor Kevin Krumaker. In back are Khrystine Geigel, Parsh Gosalia, Shannon Houser, Andy Giang, Athena Hall, Sean Ingram, Ana Martinez, Alyssa Grover, Yandi Clark, Isabella Alcantara, Carson Swisher and Stephen Gargione.

The Galloway Township Middle School Student Council continued its tradition of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by creating pink and white loom bracelets and pink ribbons.

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Stockton gets $2.2 M. in grants to head welfare education projects

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 18, 2013 12:54 pm

Stockton gets $2.2 M. in grants to head welfare education projects Stockton gets $2.2 M. in grants to head welfare education projects

GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College has received three contracts totaling $2.2 million from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency to provide social work education and professional training for current and future employees in New Jersey’s public child welfare system.

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Stockton inks agreement to work with Atlantic City Aquarium

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 18, 2013 12:29 pm

The agreement paves the way for Stockton and the Atlantic City Aquarium to expand educational programs, increase internships and teacher training, and promote ecotourism./Courtesy AC Aquarium The agreement paves the way for Stockton and the Atlantic City Aquarium to expand educational programs, increase internships and teacher training, and promote ecotourism.

GALLOWAY – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the Atlantic City Historical Waterfront Foundation joined forces Tuesday, Nov. 12 to expand educational programs for the public, increase internships and teacher training, and promote awareness of the coastal environment and ecotourism.

Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. and Jack Keith, executive director of the waterfront foundation, signed an agreement at the Atlantic City Aquarium in the Historic Gardner’s Basin Waterfront Park in Atlantic City. 

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Report: Forsythe refuge generated $6 million for area economy

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 18, 2013 11:52 am

Report: Forsythe generated $6 million for area economy Report: Forsythe generated $6 million for area economy

GALLOWAY – The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge generated nearly $6 million for the counties of Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean in fiscal year 2011, according to a new economic analysis.

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600 attend Affordable Care Act forum at Stockton

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 18, 2013 11:28 am

600 attend Affordable Care Act forum at Stockton 600 attend Affordable Care Act forum at Stockton

GALLOWAY – Some 600 area residents and members of the Richard Stockton College community attended a forum on the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, Nov. 12, with a panel answering questions from the audience and counselors helping with enrollment.

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17 in Atlantic County adopted on national day

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 18, 2013 10:58 am

The Ropiecki family of Port Republic gathers for a photograph after their son Kacy was adopted Thursday, Nov. 14. From left are Carla Ropiecki, daughter Kristina, 12, Kacy’s CASA volunteer Terri Loncar, of Little Egg Harbor, Ropiecki’s sons, Chris, 6, Scott, 10, Kacy,12, and Ropiecki’s husband, Jeff.  The Ropiecki family of Port Republic gathers for a photograph after their son Kacy was adopted Thursday, Nov. 14. From left are Carla Ropiecki, daughter Kristina, 12, Kacy’s CASA volunteer Terri Loncar, of Little Egg Harbor, Ropiecki’s sons, Chris, 6, Scott, 10, Kacy,12, and Ropiecki’s husband, Jeff.

Seventeen children were adopted in Atlantic County Thursday, Nov. 14, National Adoption Day.

An Adoption Day celebration for the children in was held in the jury room of the Atlantic County Civil Courts Building Thursday morning.

Photo submitted by Stefanie Campolo

 

Raids net 3 from Galloway on drug, weapons charges

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, November 16, 2013 09:08 pm

Raids net 3 from Galloway on drug, weapons charges Raids net 3 from Galloway on drug, weapons charges

GALLOWAY - After a two-month investigation by local detectives, the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team made three arrests involving drugs and weapons at two locations in town Friday, Nov. 15.

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