• Snacking on candy apples and funnel cake are, from left, Jack Cowan, 7; Eric Cowan, 9; Billy Sproule, 11; and Trevor Cowan, 11; all of Galloway. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Carnival had families lined up for rides even during a period of rain Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Municipal Complex on Jimmy Leeds Road.

    The festivities, held Thursday through Saturday night, also hosted games, prizes, and plenty of…

  • Submitted/Brianna Ross of Galloway

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Galloway woman was charged with endangering the welfare of her child and drug offenses after police found heroin and hypodermic needles the same car as her 5-month-old son.

     Brianna Ross, 25, was arrested after police responded to a call around 11:17 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in which the caller claimed a woman was possibly under the influence of drugs while parked at the English Creek Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

  • Mara Justine Platt on America’s Got Talent GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with two phenomenal and powerful singing performances, did it yet again, Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    The results, which aired at the end of the 9 p.m. episode of “AGT” on NBC, the following night, Wednesday night, Aug. 6, revealed that Platt was one of five performers out of 12, who made it through to the semifinal rounds.

  • The Port StorePORT REPUBLIC– The Port Store was more than just a general store. It was really a cultural center of this tiny town, where people could catch up on the local news, gossip and munch on the best subs around.

    But after 35 years, the owners decided to close its doors, Sunday, Aug. 3.

  • Melissa Millard and her family (L to R) 3-year-old twins Mason and Mackenzie and Parker, 4, all of Galloway enjoy Galloway's National Night Out on Aug. 5.GALLOWAY- Whether it was the oohs or the ahs while watching in amazement as a helicopter scooped water out of Patriot Lake, hovered and circled, or the huge smiles on the faces of them while taking a ride on a precious pony, children and their families had a great time at National Night Out on a picture perfect, breezy, warm night Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    “We come out every year. It's…

  • Today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather Service that has issued a warning for high risk of rip currents for today./NWSToday, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather…

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Green Tip of the Week: Reduce your pet’s carbon paw print

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 08:51 am

Green Tip of the Week: Reduce your pet’s carbon paw print Green Tip of the Week: Reduce your pet’s carbon paw print

Life with a pet is rewarding, but is it sustainable? Here are some tips to reduce your pet’s carbon paw print.

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Sculptor dishes out art like it’s candy at Noyes Museum

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 05, 2013 05:11 pm

Jeanette DePiero of Green Bank stands by one of her husband’s sculptures. Jeanette DePiero of Green Bank stands by one of her husband’s sculptures.

GALLOWAY – Jeanette DePiero of Green Bank loves looking closely at her husband’s artwork.

“He uses pieces of anything and everything,” she said Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College fine arts and crafts festival. “Look, here’s a piece of my candy dish.”

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Galloway Outdoorsman leaves a legacy with his Eagle Scout project

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 05, 2013 04:33 pm

Aaron Zimmerman with his parents, Elizabeth and Paul after the ceremony. Aaron Zimmerman with his parents, Elizabeth and Paul after the ceremony.

GALLOWAY – Aaron Zimmermann’s Eagle Scout project is being dedicated in his honor at Galloway Township Middle School where he put his skills as an outdoorsman to use improving Mr. B’s Backyard Classroom.

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Absegami students beat up on cyber bullying

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 05, 2013 02:50 pm

In front, from left, are A'naiya Cozart, Jecee Gosman, Sage Fleck and Greta Nanfara. The middle row is made up of Francesca Devito, Rachel Spinelli, Anthony Acosta and Jonathan Cobb. In back are Tatiyana Robinson, Ashten McBride, Pooja Patel and Gaelyn Lyons. In front, from left, are A'naiya Cozart, Jecee Gosman, Sage Fleck and Greta Nanfara. The middle row is made up of Francesca Devito, Rachel Spinelli, Anthony Acosta and Jonathan Cobb. In back are Tatiyana Robinson, Ashten McBride, Pooja Patel and Gaelyn Lyons.

Students in Absegami teacher Gregory Rynkiewicz's communicating in the 21st century class have learned about the dangers of online bullying.  From their lesson and discussion, students generated an anti-bullying pledge that was distributed to English teachers and placed on the school website.

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Anti-drug message drives Absegami’s Red Ribbon Week

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 04, 2013 05:58 pm

Winners on Dress in Red Day all received Wawa gift cards. In front, from left, are freshmen winners, Sophia Edwards and Coran Francis; sophomore winners, John Burchell and Laura Nunez. In back are junior honorable mention, Jeffrey Grandison; Junior winners Melissa Rivera and Morgan Brady; and seniors, winner Damali Smith, honorable mention Tyler Brito, winner Joshua Wescoat and honorable mention David Sanchez. Not in the picture are freshman honorable mention Sam Feldman and sophomore honorable mention Concetta Kaganzev. Winners on Dress in Red Day all received Wawa gift cards. In front, from left, are freshmen winners, Sophia Edwards and Coran Francis; sophomore winners, John Burchell and Laura Nunez. In back are junior honorable mention, Jeffrey Grandison; Junior winners Melissa Rivera and Morgan Brady; and seniors, winner Damali Smith, honorable mention Tyler Brito, winner Joshua Wescoat and honorable mention David Sanchez. Not in the picture are freshman honorable mention Sam Feldman and sophomore honorable mention Concetta Kaganzev.

Absegami High School celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 21-25 with the theme “Drugs Destroy Dreams.” 

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Mothers club parties to help others

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 04, 2013 01:11 pm

Ella Kercher plays a bucket drum outside the library. Ella Kercher plays a bucket drum outside the library.

GALLOWAY – The Mothers Club of Absecon and Galloway dressed up themselves and their offspring for a day at their local Atlantic County Library branch Saturday, Oct. 26.

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7 hurt, 1 dead in crash at White Horse Pike and Pomona Road

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 04, 2013 12:16 pm

Abby Newkirk / Photos from the scene of today's Pomona Road / Route 30 accident show how serious it was. In this image, the truck is resting on top of a vehicle. Abby Newkirk / Photos from the scene of today's Pomona Road / Route 30 accident show how serious it was. In this image, the truck is resting on top of a vehicle. UPDATE: Victims identified in 4-vehicle Galloway accident

GALLOWAY – Police are investigating a four-vehicle chain reaction crash that claimed the life of a 69-year-old Hammonton man on Monday, Nov. 4.

The victim was identified by Galloway police as William Anthony Jr., who was driving east on Route 30 in a Chevy Cruze with passengers Joyce Anthony, 66, and William Anthony III, 41, all of Hammonton.

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Absegami Marching Braves win USBands National Championship

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 03, 2013 02:10 pm

gamiband Photo submitted by Naida Burgess/Posing with the trophy at the awards ceremony are, starting second from left, Josephine Tang, Kelly Southavong, Brianna Wiener, Tiffany Ip, Kevin Gehringer, Courtney Daniels, and Lauren Sprague. The Absegami High School Marching Braves won the USBands National Championship in the Group 4AA division Saturday Nov. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

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AtlantiCare guest speaks on diversity at Stockton

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, November 02, 2013 09:50 am

Inspirational speaker Steve L. Robbins of S.L. Robbins & Associates gives an engaging talk on diversity. Inspirational speaker Steve L. Robbins of S.L. Robbins & Associates gives an engaging talk on diversity.

Keynote speaker Steve L. Robbins addressed guests at AtlantiCare’s second annual Strength in Diversity Multi-Community event Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Richard Stockton College.

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Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 20-26, 2013

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, November 02, 2013 09:35 am

Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 20-26, 2013 Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 20-26, 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 week Oct. 20-26 Galloway police answered 692 calls for service. Officers made 23 arrests, and issued 40 traffic summonses including five charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 31 motor vehicle accidents, five domestic complaints, 93 medical assists and 11 fire calls.

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300 hear activist, author, survivor at AtlantiCare event

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 01, 2013 12:28 pm

Co-chairs Robin Stoloff, general sales manager and health reporter at NBC 40, and Dr. Anjeanette Brown, breast surgeon at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, flank keynote speaker Mary Fisher. Co-chairs Robin Stoloff, general sales manager and health reporter at NBC 40, and Dr. Anjeanette Brown, breast surgeon at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, flank keynote speaker Mary Fisher.

GALLOWAY - Mary Fisher, artist, author, mother, survivor and advocate for AIDS and cancer patients, spoke at AtlantiCare’s 10th Anniversary Women’s Signature Health Event Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Carriage House in Galloway.

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McElwee, Purdy continue to square off in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, October 31, 2013 02:38 pm

Mayor Don Purdy, left, and Councilman Jim McElwee Mayor Don Purdy, left, and Councilman Jim McElwee

GALLOWAY – Democratic Councilman Jim McElwee has attacked a flyer mailed out by Republican Mayor Don Purdy that included items “hacked from my private Facebook account by persons unknown.”

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Pastor Al celebrated for 30 years at Galloway’s Beacon Church

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, October 30, 2013 09:06 am

Pastor Al Syvertsen sits in a chair between services Sunday, Oct. 27 in a solitary area carved out near the church and dedicated to the memory of his first wife. Pastor Al Syvertsen sits in a chair between services Sunday, Oct. 27 in a solitary area carved out near the church and dedicated to the memory of his first wife.

GALLOWAY – Beacon Evangelical Free Church Associate Pastor Al Syvertsen is well known to be a New York Yankee fan.

That’s why it shouldn’t have been a surprise when his speech at ceremonies honoring his 30 years at the church began, “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

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Few adjustments in 20-year careers of husband and wife chiropractors

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 29, 2013 03:28 pm

Atlantic County Family Spine and Rehabilitation Center marks its 20th year in Galloway Saturday, Nov. 2. Atlantic County Family Spine and Rehabilitation Center marks its 20th year in Galloway Saturday, Nov. 2.

GALLOWAY – Some women go to college for a career; some go looking to find a husband.

Here’s a twist.

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Letter: Republicans feature outstanding candidates

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Written by TERRY LUCARELLI Friday, October 25, 2013 08:26 pm

Republicans feature outstanding candidates Republicans feature outstanding candidates

To the editor:

On Nov. 5, 2013 the voters in New Jersey have the honor and privilege to elect leaders on the state, county and local levels.

When you decide on your candidates on the local level, let’s review what you have:

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Letter: Thanks to Freeholder Dase for senior center funding

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Written by Anna Jezycki Friday, October 25, 2013 09:33 am

Letter: Thanks to Freeholder Dase for senior center funding Letter: Thanks to Freeholder Dase for senior center funding

To the editor: 

I just wanted to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Freeholder Richard Dase for his support for, and assistance in, getting funding for the kitchen at the Galloway Township Senior Center.

The kitchen will be a much needed facility in providing lunches for the seniors on a regular basis. We have been waiting for this facility for quite some time now, and are elated that it is finally coming to be.

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