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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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Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Thursday, January 02, 2014 09:41 am

Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries

Did you get any coal this holiday season? If it wasn’t in your stocking, it may have been one of the sources powering your home.

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Galloway man dies after his scooter is struck by auto

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, December 31, 2013 08:23 am

Galloway man dies after his scooter is struck by auto Galloway man dies after his scooter is struck by auto

GALLOWAY – A 52-year-old local man died Monday, Dec. 30 after the motorized scooter he was driving was struck by a car on Moss Mill Road.

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Arch Liston set to leave Galloway to be Atlantic City business administrator

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 30, 2013 11:31 am

Arch Liston Arch Liston

GALLOWAY – Manager Arch Liston was just getting ready to return full-time to his township job, after being shared between this community and Absecon for the past several months.

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Bassford steps down after a dozen years on Galloway Council

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 30, 2013 10:33 am

Former Galloway Mayor Tom Bassford Former Galloway Mayor Tom Bassford

GALLOWAY – Former Mayor Tom Bassford is starting his first year in the past dozen without being a member of the Township Council.

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Live Nativity in Galloway takes visitors back 2,000 years [SLIDESHOW]

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Monday, December 30, 2013 09:17 am

Everyone wants to pose with Saint Nicholas. Everyone wants to pose with Saint Nicholas.

GALLOWAY – It was like stepping back two centuries.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish held its Live Nativity Saturday, Dec. 21 at Assumption Regional Catholic School on Pitney Road.

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Absegami students demonstrate freshman transition

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Written by JULIE HAZARD Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:52 pm

From left are  Absegami Vice Principal Michael Wilbraham, Freshman Transition advisor Nancy Boylan, and student facilitators Samantha Phommalyla, Michael Dolan, Amy Muskett, Nadia Sundal and Josh Wescoat. From left are Absegami Vice Principal Michael Wilbraham, Freshman Transition advisor Nancy Boylan, and student facilitators Samantha Phommalyla, Michael Dolan, Amy Muskett, Nadia Sundal and Josh Wescoat.

Absegami High School student members of the Freshman Transition Program presented an overview of the program at the Monday, Dec. 16 Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education meeting.

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3 hurt in 2-car accident in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, December 28, 2013 10:18 pm

3 hurt in 2-car accident in Galloway 3 hurt in 2-car accident in Galloway

GALLOWAY – Three people were injured in a two-car accident at the White Horse Pike and Pomona Road at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27.

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Waretown man drives car into pole off Route 9 in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, December 28, 2013 06:51 pm

Man drives car into pole off Route 9 in Galloway Man drives car into pole off Route 9 in Galloway

GALLOWAY – A 75-year-old Waretown man drove his vehicle off the road here at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 and struck a pole near Route 9 and Kings Highway.

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Galloway’s Miss Teen and Absegami Select Choir cheer seniors

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, December 26, 2013 04:18 pm

Members of Absegami choir are, from left, Brandon Castilo, Joshua Wescoat, Brady Bock, Miss Teen Galloway Gabrielle Hughes, Jessica Scrading and Marla Cassenti. Members of Absegami choir are, from left, Brandon Castilo, Joshua Wescoat, Brady Bock, Miss Teen Galloway Gabrielle Hughes, Jessica Scrading and Marla Cassenti.

Miss Teen Galloway Gabrielle Hughes and members of the Absegami High School Select Choir helped spread some holiday cheer to seniors by performing some of their favorite holiday songs.

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AtlantiCare portrait honors therapy dog Riley Ashner

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, December 26, 2013 03:32 pm

Marvin Ashner of Longport stands beside a portrait commemorating his Wheaten Terrier, Riley. AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Program commissioned the portrait in honor of the dog, who served as a therapy pet at AtlantiCare’s City Campus. Marvin Ashner of Longport stands beside a portrait commemorating his Wheaten Terrier, Riley. AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Program commissioned the portrait in honor of the dog, who served as a therapy pet at AtlantiCare’s City Campus.

Friends of Riley, a Wheaten terrier, gathered Friday, Dec. 13 to honor the canine.

Riley, with longtime friend and owner Marvin Ashner of Longport, served as a volunteer at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center since 2010.

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150 Galloway seniors enjoy party at their activities center

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 20, 2013 10:25 am

Joyce and Robert Moore are the happy Clauses at the Senior Center Holiday Party. The Galloway couple has been married more than 40 years and dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus every Christmas – at least for the center party and the Grange meeting. Joyce and Robert Moore are the happy Clauses at the Senior Center Holiday Party. The Galloway couple has been married more than 40 years and dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus every Christmas – at least for the center party and the Grange meeting.

Some 150 seniors ate high off the hog, played games and enjoyed each other’s company Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Galloway Township Senior Center.

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Galloway Green Tip of the Week: Get a fresh start in 2014

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Friday, December 20, 2013 09:31 am

Galloway Green Tip of the Week: Get a fresh start in 2014 Galloway Green Tip of the Week: Get a fresh start in 2014

The new year is almost here, time for resolutions and a fresh start.

Make a commitment to go green in 2014.

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