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Ace Hardware celebrates 20 years with fundraiser for kids

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, May 01, 2014 11:30 am

Mary Graziano of Absecon shops with her grandsons Michael Graziano, 14, and Steven Graziano, 12, of Absecon. Mary Graziano of Absecon shops with her grandsons Michael Graziano, 14, and Steven Graziano, 12, of Absecon. GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Mary Graziano wouldn’t think about going to any other store than Ace Hardware for her lawn care and home improvement needs.

On Monday afternoon Graziano, of Absecon, picked up her grandchildren, Michael Graziano, 14, and Steven Graziano, 12, both of Absecon, and headed to the same store she’s patronized since it opened two decades ago.

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Atlantic City crash claims Galloway man

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 08:31 am

ATLANTIC CITY – A two-car crash here early Monday morning left a Galloway man dead and two others injured, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said in a press release.

Police said a car driven by Ishiah L. Monroe, 22, of Atlantic City struck a vehicle in the intersection of Massachusetts and Grammercy avenues at 3:17 a.m. Monday.

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Galloway school board approves $62M budget

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, April 30, 2014 04:38 pm

Galloway school board approves $62M budget Galloway school board approves $62M budget GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – The School Board approved a $62 million budget on Monday night, which includes roof repairs and no cuts to services or programs.

The total general fund is $59,683,434 with a local tax levy of $30,454,298. Last year’s budget totaled $61,487,752 with a local tax levy of $29,255,010.

The township’s net valuation taxable (the total taxable value of properties that pay taxes in the township) decreased by 23 percent. That number is used to calculate the tax rate per $100 of assessed value, School Business Administrator Tim Kelley said.

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Letters pushing left-wing policy are misleading

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

If last week’s letter “Government works for us only when we pay attention” went something like this, I might have enjoyed reading it (plus, it would have been more accurate): “Folks living in the far left side of the political spectrum who were led to believe that big government is always the solution, never the problem, that government intrusion is too small, have all the rights to the business regulating government and business – they just don't get it.” 

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Letter: Cat rescue was a community effort

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:30 am

Cat rescue was a community effort Cat rescue was a community effort To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of the community behind Cologne Animal Hospital for all their concern and watchful eyes while I was trying to trap my lost and frightened cat, Des.

Thanks to Justin for checking on me as I was parked in the hospital lot, making sure I was OK and not having problems.

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Galloway People in the News, edition of April 26, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 am

Galloway people in the news: Matthew Piratzky and Alexander Piratzky Galloway people in the news: Matthew Piratzky and Alexander Piratzky  

 Matthew Piratzky makes dean’s list at St. Joseph’s

Matthew Thomas Piratzky of Galloway was named to the dean’s list at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia for the fall 2014 semester.

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Galloway man faces illegal gun selling charges

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, April 25, 2014 02:52 pm

A township man was arrested on illegal gun selling charges earlier this month following a five-month-long, gun trafficking investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Galloway Police Department./ACPO A township man was arrested on illegal gun selling charges earlier this month following a five-month-long, gun trafficking investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Galloway Police Department./ACPO GALLOWAY _ A township man was arrested on illegal gun selling charges earlier this month following a five-month-long, gun trafficking investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Galloway Police Department.

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Absecon police arrest Galloway man on weapons charges

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, April 25, 2014 01:00 pm

ABSECON – A Galloway man faces several weapons charges following his arrest by Absecon police after residents reported a man with a shotgun near the city boat ramp Thursday, April 17.

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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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