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Absegami Jingle Bell Run raises money for Make a Wish Foundation

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Written by JULIE HAZARD Monday, December 16, 2013 04:52 pm

Jingle Bell runners and walkers stay still for a group shot before the race. Jingle Bell runners and walkers stay still for a group shot before the race.

The fifth Annual Jingle Bell Run, sponsored by the Absegami High School Class of 2014, was held Thursday, Dec. 12. 

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It’s that time of the season at Historic Smithville

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Written by STAFF Monday, December 16, 2013 03:24 pm

There’s nothing like a well-lighted carousel. There’s nothing like a well-lighted carousel.

There are some places where the Christmas holidays are really the most wonderful time of the year.

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Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 1-7, 2013

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 16, 2013 10:48 am

Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 1-7, 2013 Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 1-7, 2013

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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AtlantiCare installs Medical Executive Committee officers

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Written by STAFF Thursday, December 12, 2013 04:59 pm

From left are Dr. Marilouise Venditti, chief medical officer for AtlantiCare; and Medical Executive Committee officers Dr. Craig Glick, first vice president, Dr. Priyesh Thakkar, second vice president, and Dr. Olawale Fadugba, treasurer; and at-large members Dr. Reva Dubin of Mays Landing, Dr. Javid Iqbal of Egg Harbor Township, and Dr. Haitham Dib of Linwood. From left are Dr. Marilouise Venditti, chief medical officer for AtlantiCare; and Medical Executive Committee officers Dr. Craig Glick, first vice president, Dr. Priyesh Thakkar, second vice president, and Dr. Olawale Fadugba, treasurer; and at-large members Dr. Reva Dubin of Mays Landing, Dr. Javid Iqbal of Egg Harbor Township, and Dr. Haitham Dib of Linwood.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee officers were installed Friday, Dec. 6 at AtlantiCare’s annual physician’s holiday meeting at Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield.

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2 Galloway men indicted on drug and weapons charges

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, December 12, 2013 04:52 pm

2 Galloway men indicted on drug and weapons charges 2 Galloway men indicted on drug and weapons charges

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that two Atlantic County men were indicted Thursday, Dec. 12 on narcotics and weapons charges, including a first-degree cocaine charge, resulting from an investigation by the Atlantic City Violent Crimes Task Force.

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UPDATE: Moss Mill Road accident claims Stockton graduate student, 26

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, December 12, 2013 01:27 pm

GALLOWAY – A viewing and services are scheduled today for a 26-year-old Richard Stockton College graduate student and Millville speech teacher who died Tuesday, Dec. 10 after losing control of her vehicle and hitting several objects before coming to a stop on Moss Mill Road near Harvard Terrace.

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Letter: Not deceived by Wilkins’ half-baked argument

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Written by Jeff Riddell Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:19 am

Letter: Not deceived by Wilkins’ half-baked argument Letter: Not deceived by Wilkins’ half-baked argument

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

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Letter: Of fiat money and middle class decline

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Written by AL KINKADE Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:14 am

Letter: Of fiat money and middle class decline Letter: Of fiat money and middle class decline

On what should we be blaming the decline of the middle class? Shall we start with fiat money? Doesn't the middle class decline parallel the time period that started with the advent of fiat money?

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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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