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Adopt-a-Road expanded for those willing to work for charities

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, January 15, 2014 09:07 am

Adopt-a-Road expanded for those willing to work for charity Adopt-a-Road expanded for those willing to work for charity

GALLOWAY – Galloway Township Clean Communities is offering another new program: Clean for a Cause.

It allows anyone to adopt a road and raise money for a favorite registered charity. 

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Greater Egg students speak at Stockton diversity conference

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, January 14, 2014 09:46 am

Diversity speakers from each of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional high schools are, from left,  Oakcrest senior Chloe Morales, Absegami sophomore Eshani Choksi and Cedar Creek senior Mia Negron. Diversity speakers from each of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional high schools are, from left, Oakcrest senior Chloe Morales, Absegami sophomore Eshani Choksi and Cedar Creek senior Mia Negron.

All three schools from the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District were represented Thursday, Jan. 9 at the American Conference on Diversity at Richard Stockton College.

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Absegami finishes third in Dumont forensics tournament

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, January 14, 2014 09:06 am

The Absegami High School Forensics Team celebrates at Dumont High School forensics competition. In front, from left, are Josh Wescoat, Colleen Garrison, Ashton Wagner, Brandon Castillo, C.J. Coyle, Michael Moore, Gabrielle Hughes, Jess Schrading and Isabelle Brown. Behind them are Peyton Wagner, Natalie Frantz, Samantha Hickman, Maggie Cohen, Saverio Turrano, Taylor Declement, Juliet Melnik, Stephanie Rodriguez, Matt Brennan, Aaron Sartorio and Nicholas Hathaway. The Absegami High School Forensics Team celebrates at Dumont High School forensics competition. In front, from left, are Josh Wescoat, Colleen Garrison, Ashton Wagner, Brandon Castillo, C.J. Coyle, Michael Moore, Gabrielle Hughes, Jess Schrading and Isabelle Brown. Behind them are Peyton Wagner, Natalie Frantz, Samantha Hickman, Maggie Cohen, Saverio Turrano, Taylor Declement, Juliet Melnik, Stephanie Rodriguez, Matt Brennan, Aaron Sartorio and Nicholas Hathaway.

The Absegami High School Forensics Team finished in third place at the forensics tournament at Dumont High School Saturday, Jan. 11.

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Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 22-28, 2013

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, January 13, 2014 08:46 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 22-28, 2013 Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 22-28, 2013

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 Dec. 22-28 Galloway police answered 761 calls for service. Officers made 19 arrests, and issued 42 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 11 domestic complaints, 12 motor vehicle accidents, 86 medical assists and 11 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, January 13, 2014 08:16 pm

Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that

Looking for ways to go green for the new year? There’s an app for that.

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Galloway evacuates units after small gas explosion

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, January 13, 2014 08:00 pm

Galloway evacuates units after small gas explosion Galloway evacuates units after small gas explosion

GALLOWAY – A natural gas leak caused a small explosion Sunday, Jan. 12 and caused the evacuation of three units in Mattix Run.

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Sheriff’s bloodhound helps find missing Galloway woman

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Written by Mandee McCullough Monday, January 13, 2014 02:51 pm

Bloodhound Luke pictured with his K-9 Officer Joseph Kleinow./Submitted Bloodhound Luke pictured with his K-9 Officer Joseph Kleinow./Submitted

GALLOWAY – K-9 bloodhound Luke proved himself to be a lot more “than nothing but a hound dog” Saturday, Jan. 11 to the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office as well as the community.

A 61-year-old woman had been reported missing at 5 p.m. by her husband from her Galloway home.

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Legislation passes encouraging VA to allow veterans access to local medical care

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 10, 2014 03:30 pm

Sen. Christopher Connors Sen. Christopher Connors

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by 9th District Legislators Sen. Christopher J. Connors and Assembly members Brian E. Rumpf and DiAnne C. Gove that contains recommendations issued by the Veterans’ Hospital Task Force for a comprehensive plan for expanding health care access for military veterans living in the southern part of the state has passed the state Senate.

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Purdy remains Galloway mayor over new council members’ objections

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, January 08, 2014 12:30 pm

Mayor Don Purdy is sworn in by attorney Jorge Coombs, president of the Galloway Republican League. Purdy’s wife Michelle holds the Bible. Mayor Don Purdy is sworn in by attorney Jorge Coombs, president of the Galloway Republican League. Purdy’s wife Michelle holds the Bible.

GALLOWAY – Don Purdy was re-elected mayor Thursday, Jan. 2 despite “no” votes from two new council members from his own Republican Party.

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Greater Egg plans public referendum March 11

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:53 am

Charles Muller Charles Muller

EGG HARBOR CITY – The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District plans a referendum Tuesday, March 11 in this city and Hamilton, Mullica and Galloway townships.

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Greater Egg board reorganizes

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:10 am

Superintendent Steven Ciccariello puts Carol Houck’s nameplate into the holder that designates her as board president. Superintendent Steven Ciccariello puts Carol Houck’s nameplate into the holder that designates her as board president.

Carol Houck took over as president of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education from her brother-in-law, John Houck who has retired, at the board’s Monday, Jan. 6 reorganization meeting at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City.

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Cedar Creek drama students play for school board

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, January 08, 2014 09:21 am

Senior Ned Arnold and junior Taylor Epps portray two people meeting in a café. Principal James Reina proudly looks on. Senior Ned Arnold and junior Taylor Epps portray two people meeting in a café. Principal James Reina proudly looks on.

Cedar Creek High School students performed a one-act play, “Sure Thing,” from their upcoming production of “All in the Timing,” six one-act plays by David Ives, for the school board at its Monday, Jan. 6 meeting at their school.

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Absegami wins forensics tournament in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, January 07, 2014 10:16 pm

GALLOWAY - The Absegami High School forensics team won its home tournament at Absegami High School Saturday, Jan. 4, defeating teams from Eastern Regional, Mainland Regional, Raritan, Dumont and Northern Burlington County high schools in the New Jersey Drama and Forensics League. 

Leading the team was senior Gabrielle Hughes who took first place in dramatic monologue and also won awards in after dinner speaking, comedy ,onologue and improvisational pairs. 

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Galloway couple delivers with first baby of 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 05, 2014 10:15 am

The Bukula family of Galloway The Bukula family of Galloway receives a basket from the hospital auxiliary. Each year the auxiliary donates a basket to the first baby of the year. From left are first baby Jacob Bukula’s sister, Karen; AtlantiCare newborn nurse Bunny Weary; the baby’s father, Joâo, holding brother, Joshua; and mother, Emerence, holding Jacob.

A Galloway couple welcomed the first baby of 2014 born at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.

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Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 8-21, 2013

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, January 04, 2014 12:35 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 8-21, 2013 Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 8-21, 2013

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 Dec. 8-21 Galloway police answered 1,418 calls for service. Officers made 32 arrests, and issued 85 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 50 motor vehicle accidents, 15 domestic complaints, 108 medical assists and 24 fire calls. They investigated eight burglaries.

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Galloway Police issue tips for winter storms

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, January 02, 2014 10:13 pm

Galloway Police issue tips for winter storms Galloway Police issue tips for winter storms

GALLOWAY – Police issued some foul weather tips Thursday, Jan. 2.

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