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Assumption student a finalist in drug-free poster contest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 24, 2014 04:00 pm

Assumption Regional Catholic School fourth-grader Cassandra Traynor is congratulated by Douglas Schoenberger, vice president of corporate responsibility and public policy for Verizon New Jersey, and Angelo M. Valente, executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. Assumption Regional Catholic School fourth-grader Cassandra Traynor is congratulated by Douglas Schoenberger, vice president of corporate responsibility and public policy for Verizon New Jersey, and Angelo M. Valente, executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. GALLOWAY – A fourth-grader at Assumption Regional Catholic School was one of 30 statewide finalists recognized at the 14th annual Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey/Verizon New Jersey Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest April 9 at the Newark Museum.

With more than 8,000 fourth-grade students from across New Jersey participating, Cassandra Taynor was recognized for her artwork in the contest’s theme of “Fun Things to do Instead of Doing Drugs.”

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Galloway Police Blotter April 6-April 12

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 24, 2014 01:45 pm

Galloway Police Blotter April 6-April 12 Galloway Police Blotter April 6-April 12 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 of April 6-12, Galloway police answered 824 calls for service. Officers made 16 arrests and issued 82 traffic summonses, including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, seven domestic complaints, 112 medical assists and 17 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Galloway School Board receives bullying update

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, April 18, 2014 04:01 pm

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Members of the Galloway Township Board of Education received an update on the district’s Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) policy at its meeting on Monday, April 14. The report was presented by the district’s Supervisor of Testing, Guidance, Health Services and Grants Management, Marilyn Moore.

According to Moore, the district’s schools scored an average grade of 54 out of a maximum of 75 potential points. Among the factors considered in the scoring were staff training, curriculum and instruction, number of personnel assigned to the program, reporting and investigating procedures.

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Mr. Absegami 2014 (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, April 17, 2014 03:16 pm

Mr. Absegami Mr. Absegami The contestants of the 2014 Mr. Absegami competition at Absegami High School in Galloway Friday, April, 11. The winner of Mr. Absegami was Chris Henchy. 

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Smithville Orff Program hits the stage

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 01:00 pm

Rilyn Petinga, Monica Bhatti, Ceniah Chapman, Dontae Rodriguez, Isabella DeStefano, Trinity Forbey and Elizabeth Earle, all third graders of Galloway Township. Rilyn Petinga, Monica Bhatti, Ceniah Chapman, Dontae Rodriguez, Isabella DeStefano, Trinity Forbey and Elizabeth Earle, all third graders of Galloway Township. SMITHVILLE – The Smithville School’s Orff program held its concert Tuesday, April 8, with 130 performers playing songs based on the style of German composer Carl Orff and others in the style of South African rhythms and harmonies.

Smithville is the only school in Galloway Township to have an Orff program, a music education process named after its designer, who thought music could best be learned through language and movement.

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Sinatra, Dolan doing good work at Gami

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 08:28 am

Kelsie Dolan, right, is joined by principal's secretary Nancy Messinger Kelsie Dolan, right, is joined by principal's secretary Nancy Messinger GALLOWAY – Absegami High School office aides for the month of February were Kelice Dolan, aide for the principal’s office; and Christopher Sinatra, an aide in the nurse’s office.

Principal secretary Nancy Messinger describes Dolan as, "a true example of a well-rounded, dedicated and positive student with a fabulous work ethic." 

Nurse Nancy Lord says, "I feel fortunate that I am able to work with Christopher each day, and I treasure having him in the nurse's office."

   

Vazquez-Andujar completes basic

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 11:26 am

Airman Kevin G. Vazquez-Andujar Airman Kevin G. Vazquez-Andujar Air Force Airman Kevin G. Vazquez-Andujar has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Iannacone named Galloway Republican of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 09:28 am

Submitted- Robert Iannacone was honored at the Galloway Township Republican League’s Abe Lincoln Breakfast for exemplifying the spirit of Lincoln. Submitted- Robert Iannacone was honored at the Galloway Township Republican League’s Abe Lincoln Breakfast for exemplifying the spirit of Lincoln. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Township Republican League honored Robert “Bob” Iannacone as the 2014 Galloway Township Republican of the Year March 29 at the Smithville Inn.

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Galloway Police Blotter March 30-April 5, 2014

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Written by Staff Sunday, April 13, 2014 06:59 pm

Galloway Police Blotter  March 30-April 5, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter March 30-April 5, 2014

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 March 30-April 5 Galloway police answered 880 calls for service. Officers made 17 arrests, and issued 70 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, 15 domestic complaints, 65 medical assists and 15 fire calls. They investigated five burglaries.

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Letter: Making the case against plastic bags

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Written by Donna Henry Saturday, April 12, 2014 08:03 am

Making the case against plastic bags Making the case against plastic bags To the editor:

Plastic bags may seem convenient, but they pose a significant threat to our planet. By switching to reusable bags, consumers can reduce litter, save animals, send less trash to landfills, reduce the use of oil, and many other benefits.  Besides, we have a perfectly good alternative – reusable bags.

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Galloway Police Blotter March 24-29, 2014

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, April 11, 2014 11:25 am

Galloway Police Blotter  March 30-April 5, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter March 30-April 5, 2014

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Galloway police answered 853 calls for service March 24-29. Officers made 21 arrests and issued 60 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents, four domestic complaints, 78 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

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Baptized in Brazil

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 07:34 am

Submitted- The entire White family travels to Brazel Submitted- The entire White family travels to Brazel The entire White family of Galloway vacationed with The Current in beautiful Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil, during Thanksgiving week. While there, the youngest was baptized in a 16th century Catholic Church, Sao Joao Batista (St. John the Baptist), which is visible behind them. 

   

Risley Square hosts inaugural egg hunt

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 04:07 pm

Submitted- Angelina Festa, 8, and Maggie Festa, 4, both of Absecon, wear bunny ears at the Risley Square egg hunt April 6. Submitted- Angelina Festa, 8, and Maggie Festa, 4, both of Absecon, wear bunny ears at the Risley Square egg hunt April 6. GALLOWAY – Risley Square hosted its first egg hunt on Sunday, April 6, with around 2,000 parents and children attending.

Staff and volunteers hid more than 2,000 eggs filled with candy around Risley Square. After registration, participants received maps of the square and then sought out the eggs.

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Art show winners announced

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 07:26 am

Sheila Sporkin Edel of Absecon won first place in the water color division for this work,'Snow Kisses.' Sheila Sporkin Edel of Absecon won first place in the water color division for this work,'Snow Kisses.' GALLOWAY - The Galloway Cultural Arts Center has announced the winners of its latest show, “Love Is In The Air.” The show runs until June 14 and can be viewed at the Galloway Library on Jimmy Leeds Road during normal library hours.

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UPDATED: Dancing Under the Stars at the Absegami junior prom VIDEO

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Written by Chuck Eberson Tuesday, April 08, 2014 09:27 pm

Chuck Eberson / Prom Queen Ryann Guy with Prom King Gary Panter. Chuck Eberson / Prom Queen Ryann Guy with Prom King Gary Panter. GALLOWAY - Absegami High School held its junior prom Saturday evening, April 5, at the Stockton Seaview Resort.

The evening was replete with limos, boutonnières, corsages and attire befitting any red carpet event as they danced and celebrated to the theme of ‘Dancing Under the Stars.’

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Galloway man charged with filing false Superstorm Sandy damage claim

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, April 07, 2014 03:43 pm

A Galloway man was charged Monday, April 7 with filing a fraudulent application for federal relief funds in connection with Superstorm Sandy, according to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman./submitted A Galloway man was charged Monday, April 7 with filing a fraudulent application for federal relief funds in connection with Superstorm Sandy, according to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman./submitted TRENTON – A Galloway man was charged Monday, April 7 with filing a fraudulent application for federal relief funds in connection with Superstorm Sandy, according to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.

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