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Letter: Deep-pocketed aristocracy controls the political process

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Written by LAWRENCE UNIGLICHT Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:10 am

Letter: Deep-pocketed aristocracy controls the political process Letter: Deep-pocketed aristocracy controls the political process

Welcome to the rapidly evolving not so beautiful Disunited Plutocracy of America tainted by bamboozled waves of gain for the top 1 percent.

And may we thank the five so-called conservative justices of our Supreme Court for abetting this troubling transformation of our erstwhile democratic nation by favoring the plaintiff in “Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission.”

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Letter: Time to name a new mayor in Galloway

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Written by TERRY LUCARELLI Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:08 am

Letter: Time to name a new mayor in Galloway Letter: Time to name a new mayor in Galloway

Why would the Republican candidate who almost lost his bid for reelection as a councilman think he should be the mayor again in Galloway?

Why would this person lobby support for his bid for a position that is strictly ceremonial?

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Letter: Time to name a new mayor in Galloway

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Written by Opinion Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:03 am

Letter: Time to name a new mayor in Galloway Letter: Time to name a new mayor in Galloway

Why would the Republican candidate who almost lost his bid for reelection as a councilman think he should be the mayor again in Galloway?

Why would this person lobby support for his bid for a position that is strictly ceremonial?

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Column, not filibuster, was the turkey

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Written by Opinion Thursday, December 12, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

Turkeys, they’re not just for Thanksgiving anymore. So much so that the paper serves one up each week courtesy of Mr. Joe Wilkins. Sadly, the recipe remains the same week after week:

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Santa’s Free Toyshop off to a good start to help needy Christmas shoppers in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 11, 2013 01:05 pm

Volunteers carry toys in from the parking lot. Cedar Creek High School sophomore Kristin Flaherty of Galloway, left, was once in Kirsten Sullivan’s first grade class. Sullivan is a co-director of Santa’s Free Toyshop. The mother of Mary Frances Wenig of Northfield, a senior at Mainland Regional High School works with Sullivan. Volunteers carry toys in from the parking lot. Cedar Creek High School sophomore Kristin Flaherty of Galloway, left, was once in Kirsten Sullivan’s first grade class. Sullivan is a co-director of Santa’s Free Toyshop. The mother of Mary Frances Wenig of Northfield, a senior at Mainland Regional High School works with Sullivan.

GALLOWAY – Santa’s Free Toyshop led by local schoolteachers Kim Gollub and Kirsten Sullivan couldn’t be off to a quicker start this year if Dasher and Dancer were leading the way.

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200 overflow Galloway chambers for gas pipeline hearing

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:23 am

For most of the six-hour hearing it was standing room only and more, with people waiting in the hallway for their turns to speak. For most of the six-hour hearing it was standing room only and more, with people waiting in the hallway for their turns to speak.

GALLOWAY – More than 150 people spoke during a five-hour hearing on a memorandum of agreement that would allow the South Jersey Gas to run a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands Monday, Dec. 9 that occasionally became contentious.

While speakers opposed the pipeline by more than a 2-1 ratio, applause was fairly equal for opinions expressed on both sides.

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Stockton, Atlantic County plan to team for countywide dispatch center on campus

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, December 10, 2013 05:28 pm

Stockton, County plan to team for countywide dispatch center on campus Stockton, County plan to team for countywide dispatch center on campus

GALLOWAY – Atlantic County and Richard Stockton College have reached a preliminary agreement for the construction and operation of a countywide central dispatch facility for police, fire and emergency medical services.

Under the terms of the proposed agreement, Atlantic County would build and operate the facility while the college would contribute $4.8 million toward construction and donate the land -- approximately 10 acres on its Galloway campus.

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Agencies help Santa bring cheer to boarding homes

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Written by BETH WADE Tuesday, December 10, 2013 04:35 pm

Members of St. Paul AME Church, Pleasantville, Sarah Langhorne Missionary Society hand-deliver a check to support the Adopt a Boarding Home program sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, which buys and delivers gifts to residents of boarding homes throughout the county. From left are Victoria Gandy of Egg Harbor Township; Jaime Angelini, director of consumer services at the Mental Health Association; Rev. Florence Littles of Egg Harbor Township; Marsha Moore of Egg Harbor Township; and Vicki Phillips, executive director of the Mental Health  Association. Members of St. Paul AME Church, Pleasantville, Sarah Langhorne Missionary Society hand-deliver a check to support the Adopt a Boarding Home program sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, which buys and delivers gifts to residents of boarding homes throughout the county. From left are Victoria Gandy of Egg Harbor Township; Jaime Angelini, director of consumer services at the Mental Health Association; Rev. Florence Littles of Egg Harbor Township; Marsha Moore of Egg Harbor Township; and Vicki Phillips, executive director of the Mental Health Association.

GALLOWAY – Wearing a warm red suit over his kind, but heavy heart, Social Worker Santa will soon lead his co-workers around the county to delivery gifts at area boarding homes. With arms full of cookies trays, eggnog and holiday gift bags with color coded tissue paper – pink for ladies and blue for the gentlemen – their Christmas march will be a quiet, meaningful one.

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Santa Claus makes it back to Galloway {Slideshow}

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, December 10, 2013 03:36 pm

Brothers Matthew, 5, and Shawn O’Brien, 9, of Galloway, tell Santa exactly what it is they want this year. Brothers Matthew, 5, and Shawn O’Brien, 9, of Galloway, tell Santa exactly what it is they want this year.

The jolly man with the sleigh loaded with gifts is back in town.

Santa arrived as usual at the Colonial Inn in Historic Smithville Friday, Dec. 6 – chauffeured by the Galloway Volunteer Fire Department.

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Port Republic lights up

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:34 am

Bailey Kurtz, 6, of Port Republic, gets a little one-on-one time with Santa during the Port Republic Tree Lighting celebration. Bailey Kurtz, 6, of Port Republic, gets a little one-on-one time with Santa during the Port Republic Tree Lighting celebration.

Many of the townspeople came out Thursday, Dec. 5 for the Port Republic Christmas tree lighting.

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Freezing snow forecast shuts Galloway, Port Republic schools

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, December 10, 2013 07:19 am

Freezing snow forecast shuts Galloway, Port Republic schools Freezing snow forecast shuts Galloway, Port Republic schools

GALLOWAY – All the township’s public schools are closed Tuesday, Dec. 10 due to inclement weather.

That includes Galloway Township Public Schools and Absegami High School, which is closed along with its sister schools, Oakcrest High School in Hamilton Township and Cedar Creek in Egg Harbor City.

Also closed is the Galloway Community Charter School, Assumption Regional Catholic School, Highland Academy, Champion Baptist Academy and Pilgrim Academy in Galloway.

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Galloway teacher Terry Dougherty featured in magazine and soon on TV

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 09, 2013 02:24 pm

Galloway teacher Terry Dougherty featured in magazine and soon on TV Galloway teacher Terry Dougherty featured in magazine and soon on TV

GALLOWAY – From a feature article in the November issue of Family Circle magazine to a television special, Roland Rogers third grade teacher Terry Dougherty is remaining in the public eye.

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DAV, Order of Purple Heart honor volunteers

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 09, 2013 10:43 am

DAV, Order of Purple Heart honor volunteers DAV, Order of Purple Heart honor volunteers

GALLOWAY – Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10 of Atlantic City and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 155 Cape May and Atlantic counties held their annual joint Christmas party and DAV awards presentation Thursday, Dec. 5at Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern in Historic Smithville.

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Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 24-30

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, December 08, 2013 11:36 am

Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 24-30 Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 24-30

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

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Mainland Auxiliary announces $500,000 pledge toward AtlantiCare expansion

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, December 08, 2013 09:31 am

Announcing the Auxiliary’s pledge are, from left, Lori Herndon, executive vice president of AtlantiCare, and president and CEO of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; Linda Stanton, president of the Mainland Auxiliary; Johanne Coleman, chairman of the Mainland Auxiliary Holly Day Luncheon Committee; and David Tilton, president and CEO of AtlantiCare. Announcing the Auxiliary’s pledge are, from left, Lori Herndon, executive vice president of AtlantiCare, and president and CEO of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; Linda Stanton, president of the Mainland Auxiliary; Johanne Coleman, chairman of the Mainland Auxiliary Holly Day Luncheon Committee; and David Tilton, president and CEO of AtlantiCare.

Linda Stanton of Mullica Township, president of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Auxiliary, announced Wednesday, Dec. 4 that the auxiliary has committed to a $500,000 pledge to benefit the Mainland Campus Transformation Project.

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Rivera named Absegami office aide of the month

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, December 08, 2013 08:57 am

Alfonso ‘Fonzy’ Rivera, Absegami’s office aide of the month for November, with Principal Jeri-Lynn Gatto. Alfonso ‘Fonzy’ Rivera, Absegami’s office aide of the month for November, with Principal Jeri-Lynn Gatto.

Senior Alfonso ‘Fonzy’ Rivera, a 12th period aide for the main office, has been named Absegami High School Office Aide for November.

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