• GALLOWAY – A skunk collected from the 200 block of Odessa Avenue in Galloway has been confirmed as the seventh case of rabies in Atlantic County this year, but the first found in Galloway, according to the county Division of Public Health. 

    This is the second rabies case found in a skunk. The other previous cases involved four raccoons and one fox.

  • GALLOWAY – An application to build a fast food restaurant at 8th Avenue and Jimmie Leeds Road originally scheduled to be heard tonight (Thursday, Sept. 4) has been postponed until Sept. 18 pending proper noticing of the hearing to the community. The application does, however, remain on the agenda for completeness review.

    The meeting agenda released this morning stated that Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union was scheduled to be heard on Phase II of its project. Requested is a minor subdivision and final site plan approval for at Block 982, Lot 24.03. Phase I was the credit union itself.

  • Joanna Westcott / Arthur Rann Elementary School Assistant Principal Terrence O’Connor, left, and Principal Kevin McGloin after the challenge.Staff from the Arthur Rann Elementary School took the Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 28, nominating Arthur Rann parents and students, plus staff and teachers of the other district schools to also take part in the national fundraising and awareness campaign for ALS.

  • The Mom’s Beat: Play it safe and check your child’s device

    This week, there are headlines in nearly every news outlet about leaked nude pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence. What happens to adult celebrities is not really a concern of mine, but the startling uptick in the nude photos that pre-teens and teens are sharing willingly with their peers should be a concern for all of us.

    Surely most of these situations uncovered have been handled quietly among parents and the children or through…

  • Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. PORT REPUBLIC – Creativity, luck, good humor, and friendly competition will all come together in Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 13 as the Port Republic Parent Teacher Society presents its third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. 

    “If you are a master of duct tape engineering or can…

  • MAYS LANDING – America has voted. Kelly Glover, a local woman who sang her heart out on “America’s Got Talent” was sent home last night after the results show named the top six acts in round two of the semifinal talent competition.

    According to the show website, Glover, 31, originally of Cranford, started her singing career at the Appolo Theater when she was 7 years old. She lives in Mays Landing now and is a food server at Applebee’s.

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Galloway school board addresses angry taxpayers

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:37 am

Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25. Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25.

GALLOWAY – Angry taxpayers took their concerns over a 30 percent property tax increase to the school board Monday night, Aug. 25, at the Middle School on Reeds Road.

But after a budget presentation with figures that school officials said showed that the district spends less than others yet maintains solid services, taxpayers who went looking for answers left with as many questions as they had after the council meeting the week before.

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Absegami High School student recognized for academics

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

ATLANTA, GA– The National Society of High School Scholars recognized Absegami High School student Michael Stepinski from Galloway for academic excellence.

The society recognizes scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

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Here's a list of school start dates in the area

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 03:38 pm

Here is a list of start dates and times for the first days of school in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Galloway Township Public Schools and Assumption Regional Catholic School in Galloway.

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PTA Sponsors Back to School at Assumption Regional Catholic School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:48 am

GALLOWAY– Assumption Regional Catholic School PTA is sponsoring a Back to School Recess for families from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 at the Assumption School Media Center, 146 South Pitney Road.

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Letter: Time to cut government across the board

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Letter: Time to cut government across the board Letter: Time to cut government across the board To the editor:

I would like to suggest that the following items be considered regarding the local financial situation, not just in Galloway, but in the general area.

I would like to try a 1 percent, across-the-board cut in all government departments and for all employees. The next year do the same thing, but increase the cut to 2 percent, resulting in a 3 percent total drop in the cost of government.

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Stockton College to Make a Difference at 11th annual Day of Service Sept. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 03:57 pm

GALLOWAY– Faculty and staff from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will show their thanks for the $25.36 million that was raised for scholarships through the college’s “You Make the Difference” comprehensive fund-raising campaign on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Stockton’s 11th Annual Day of Service.

Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. on the college’s main Galloway campus in the Campus Center event room for a day of volunteerism that will help the region. Service projects take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Galloway campus and at local businesses and organizations in Atlantic and Cape May counties.  

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Galloway school administrators ready for the new school year

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:09 pm

GALLOWAY– Back to school is always an exciting time with parents making sure their children have what they need on the school checklist, and new teachers, students and curriculum bringing changes to the classroom.

At the Galloway Public Schools, new administrators are high on the list of what’s different this school year.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 2014

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Written by STAFF Thursday, August 21, 2014 02:09 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 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 Aug. 10-16 Galloway police answered 718 calls for service. Officers made 28 arrests, and issued 69 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, seven domestic complaints, nine medical assists and 11 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Galloway superintendent says busy summer has schools ready for upcoming year

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:18 pm

GALLOWAY – Staff training, technology upgrades, and roof repairs are just some of the improvements that have been under way throughout the summer to get ready for the new year at Galloway Township Public Schools, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto said.

“The district is pleased with the active participation of our staff in summer professional development and curriculum work, as well as the facilities and other work that is being completed,” Giaquinto said Monday, Aug. 18.

Examples of instructional and non-instructional highlights for the 2014-’15 school year include an increase of instructional technology with five iPads in every first-fifth grade classroom and laptop carts for every sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade team.

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Angry residents pack Galloway council meeting to protest 30 percent tax hike

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Written by MADELAINE VITALE Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:56 am

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GALLOWAY – Residents of the Four Seasons development and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills. And with the grace period ending today, Aug. 20, people had plenty to say during the Council meeting Tuesday night.

More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex. Many had to wait outside until others left.

But for those who were inside, their voices were definitely, sometimes loudly, heard.

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Galloway residents air grievances over taxes at standing room only council meeting

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Written by MADELAINE VITALE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:26 pm

GALLOWAY- Residents from the Four Seasons and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills.

And with the grace period ending tomorrow, people had plenty to say during a forum with Mayor Don Purdy answering questions.

More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex Tuesday night, Aug. 19.
Many had to wait outside until others left due to fire codes.

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Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions

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Written by Nick Russo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions To the editor:

Over the last several years, the residents of Galloway Township have patiently endured the rhetoric coming from our town council and previous town manager, Arch Liston, regarding the need to balance our budget by cutting $1.6 million in services and employees.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:22 am

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 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 Aug. 3-9 Galloway police answered 800 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 85 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents, 13 domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

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Galloway mayor takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 18, 2014 01:06 pm

Galloway Mayor Don Purdy takes the ice bucket challenge for ALS Galloway Mayor Don Purdy takes the ice bucket challenge for ALS GALLOWAY– Mayor Don Purdy walked out of his house with a bucket of ice water Sunday, Aug. 17 and poured it over his head. He wasn’t delirious. He did it as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Participants in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which began in July, have to donate $100 to ALS Association, or post a video within 24 hours of themselves getting a big splash of ice water dumped on his or her head.

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Galloway resident becomes Eagle Scout

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 18, 2014 10:40 am

Terry reed /From left are Zach Monroe, Eric Kasunich, C.J. Reed, Collin Weiner (on the phone), Vince Licolli, Jacob Vedral, Dylan Caccamesi, and Ryan Kraemer. Terry Reed / From left are Zach Monroe, Eric Kasunich, C.J. Reed, Collin Weiner (on the phone), Vince Licolli, Jacob Vedral, Dylan Caccamesi, and Ryan Kraemer. GALLOWAY– A township resident became an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony conducted Aug. 7 at the Galloway Township Middle School.

Charles F. Reed V, 19, who goes by the nickname C.J., made Eagle Scout before friends, family, troop leaders and dignitaries.

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Kline Construction and Purdy Collision to host blood drive in Galloway

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 03:08 pm

GALLOWAY– Kline Construction and Purdy Collision will be hosting their 3rd annual blood drive.
The event will take place at Purdy Collision Center, 805 3rd Avenue from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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