• LONGPORT – Egg Harbor Township officials came here to ask whether Longport is interested in annexing Seaview Harbor – which has filed a petition to secede from the township and join Longport – and the answer they received is that it’s too soon to say.

    At the borough’s March 19 meeting, Egg Harbor Township Administrator Peter Miller asked the Board of Commissioners to decide now if Longport would annex Seaview Harbor should its bid to secede succeed.

  • Northfield attorney specializing in elder law and former Linwood social worker stole victims' life savings, state says  

    TRENTON – A Northfield attorney and a Linwood woman who owns an in-home senior care company were arrested Wednesday, March 19 and charged with conspiring to steal millions from elderly clients.

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Barbara Lieberman, 62, of Northfield, an attorney specializing in elder law, and Jan Van Holt, 57, of Linwood, the owner of A Better Choice, a company that offered seniors “custom designed life care and legal financial planning,” conspired to prey on the elderly and…

  • HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two Atlantic County men were found guilty in Superior Court Monday, March 17 in connection with the 2010 shooting death of an Egg Harbor City mother of two.

    On Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:14 a.m. detectives of the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to a report that a resident walking to his mailbox had discovered a body behind apartment buildings J and K of the Harbor City Apartments, located on Atlantic Avenue in Egg Harbor City.

  • Sophia Papastamelos of Sophia’s in Margate poses with her staff Maria Erhardt, Michelle Gaagliardi and Christina Dianantes.ATLANTIC CITY ­– Atlantic Cape Community College held its 31st annual Restaurant Gala at Bally’s Casino Hotel Thursday, March 13. The gala was attended by more than 800 friends of the Academy of Culinary Arts, which has provided the restaurant industry with quality chefs for as many years. The sumptuous offerings from 40 of the area’s best restaurants, fabulous music by FM and…

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Galloway woman dies after being hit by car while walking

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 19, 2014 04:29 pm

Galloway woman pedestrian dies after being hit by car Galloway woman pedestrian dies after being hit by car

GALLOWAY – One woman walking on the sidewalk on Leipzig Avenue at St. Andrews Drive was killed and another injured after being struck by a vehicle shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Elizabeth Torpey, 67, of Galloway was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a 2007 Honda Civic being driven by Sharon Musher, 41, of Philadelphia.

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Students show it’s an honor to read

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:57 am

Smithville School teacher Dawn Burton's first grade class enjoys the reading by Absegami National Honor Society members - back row, center, Keelin McSweeney, Sean Manganelli and Divya Patel. Smithville School teacher Dawn Burton's first grade class enjoys the reading by Absegami National Honor Society members - back row, center, Keelin McSweeney, Sean Manganelli and Divya Patel.

Twenty-Four members of the Absegami High School National Honor Society paid a visit to the Smithville School to read to students as part of the school's Read Across America Day celebration Tuesday, March 18. 

Students worked in pairs or groups of three, reading to students and emphasizing how important reading is to them. 

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Galloway Police Blotter March 2-8, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:54 am

Galloway Police Blotter March 2-8, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter March 2-8, 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 2-8 Galloway police answered 679 calls for service. Officers made 23 arrests, and issued 23 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents, 11 domestic complaints, 84 medical assists and 13 fire calls. They investigated one burglary.

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‘Les Miserables’ winds up this weekend at Absegami

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 17, 2014 06:26 pm

Sophomore Michael Moore and junior Colleen Garrison as the devious Thenardiers in Absegami High School’s production of ‘Les Miserables.’ Sophomore Michael Moore and junior Colleen Garrison as the devious Thenardiers in Absegami High School’s production of ‘Les Miserables.’

The Absegami High School Emanon Players will put on two more shows of “Les Miserables” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 21-22. 

Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors – for sale only at the door both nights.

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Galloway veteran, union carpenter Steven Stokes seeks freeholder nomination

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 17, 2014 02:53 pm

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GALLOWAY – Township resident Steven J. Stokes announced Wednesday, March 12 that he is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Atlantic County freeholder at large.

“As freeholder, I will use my experience as a veteran, a union carpenter and soccer dad to help tackle the tough issues facing our county,” he said.

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2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 17, 2014 10:07 am

2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited 2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited

GALLOWAY – Two local women were hospitalized after a head-on collision on South Pitney Road north of Spencer Lane that allegedly involved alcohol and drugs just before 7 a.m. Thursday, March 13.

According to police, Harriet Evans, 46, was driving a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan northbound on Pitney Road. Her vehicle crossed over the center line and ran off the roadway before returning back into the southbound lane where it struck head-on a 2009 Nissan Rouge driven by Lakesha Green, 42. 

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Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Friday, March 14, 2014 07:10 pm

Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy

Got plans to travel? Hotels are making big efforts to go green, and finding out it’s easy to help the planet while helping their bottom lines.

One simple way hotels are making a difference is by lessening the laundry load by only handing out towels upon request instead of with each daily room cleaning. Less laundry saves money on detergent, conserves water, lowers the electric bill and reduces the burden at the waste treatment plant.

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Galloway school earns $10,000 in hair razing fundraiser for childhood cancer research

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, March 14, 2014 02:07 pm

In back, from left, are school mascot, Goldie the Tiger; Roland Rogers teachers Don Adams, Sean McCarthy, Brian Dunn and Patrick Czar; Galloway Township Middle School Assistant Principal Mike Silvestri; and district maintenance staff member John McHale. In front are classroom assistant Joe Palumbo, teacher Grace Dolente, social worker Joe Conte and classroom assistant Dave Martin. In back, from left, are school mascot, Goldie the Tiger; Roland Rogers teachers Don Adams, Sean McCarthy, Brian Dunn and Patrick Czar; Galloway Township Middle School Assistant Principal Mike Silvestri; and district maintenance staff member John McHale. In front are classroom assistant Joe Palumbo, teacher Grace Dolente, social worker Joe Conte and classroom assistant Dave Martin.

Roland Rogers Elementary School raised more than $10,000 for childhood cancer research at its fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Day Friday, March 14.

Ten staff members from across the district – including Roland Rogers teacher Grace Dolente who was the first woman to participate – had their heads shaved as a symbol to the many children who lose their hair due to chemotherapy treatments or even the disease itself.

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Hurricane Sandy documentary

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, March 14, 2014 01:30 pm

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The Stockton@Peace lecture series will host a 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 screening of the “Sandy Stories Project” documentary in the Campus Center Theatre.

Produced by the Atlantic County Library, the full-length documentary chronicles the events and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy through the eyes of Brigantine residents.

Beth Bliss, Brigantine branch principal librarian, and Jess Bonnan-White, Stockton assistant professor of criminal justice, will discuss the history of the project and what issues New Jersey communities face as they recover from the storm.

Call 609-652-1776.

 

Galloway library reading and signing

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, March 14, 2014 01:18 pm

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A reading and book signing by Galloway author Olga D’Agostino – aka “Mrs. D.” – will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library behind the Municipal Complex on Jimmie Leeds Road.

D’Agostino has written the Carlo the Mouse books and many other children’s stories.

Call 609-652-2352 or see mrsdbooks.net.

   

Galloway to host ShopRite LPGA Classic through 2016

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, March 14, 2014 07:44 am

Galloway to host ShopRite LPGA tournament through 2016 Galloway to host ShopRite LPGA tournament through 2016

The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will remain in Galloway at least three more years, according to Wakefern Food Corp., the Ladies Professional Golf Association, Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, and Eiger Marketing Group.

Contract extensions through 2016 were announced Thursday, March 13.

The tournament will be held Monday through Sunday, May 26-June 1 on the Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview. 

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Galloway firm’s contest offers free season of lawn care

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 12, 2014 09:35 am

Pete Collesano with championship trophies from the Ocean City men’s softball team he sponsors and pitches for. Pete Collesano with championship trophies from the Ocean City men’s softball team he sponsors and pitches for.

GALLOWAY – After five years in business, landscaper Pete Collesano said he decided it was time to give something back to customers and potential customers.

Collesano, a physical education teacher at Eagle Academy in Egg Harbor Township, owns Big Red Truck Landscaping. He will hold a chance drawing Wednesday, April 2 for a free season of lawn maintenance. 

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