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Historic Galloway: Oyster houses of Oceanville

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Written by SARAH SNOW Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:00 am

Welcome to Historic Galloway, our weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history.

Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos with our readers online and in print.

Here are the bygone oyster houses of Somers Landing Road. Among the six men pictured are Bodine, Cyril and Norris Somers and Clarence Conover. In the background at left, Bodine Somers' wife sits in a horse-drawn carriage. On the right is the ubiquitous shell pile. Submitted / Here are the bygone oyster houses of Somers Landing Road. Among the six men pictured are Bodine, Cyril and Norris Somers and Clarence Conover. In the background at left, Bodine Somers' wife sits in a horse-drawn carriage. On the right is the ubiquitous shell pile.

Here are the bygone oyster houses of Somers Landing Road. Among the six men pictured are Bodine, Cyril and Norris Somers and Clarence Conover. In the background at left, Bodine Somers' wife sits in a horse-drawn carriage. On the right is the ubiquitous shell pile.

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Galloway Police Blotter, Feb. 1-7, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:24 pm

Galloway Police Galloway Police Blotter, Feb. 1-7, 2015 Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. 

Galloway police answered 894 calls for service Feb. 1-7. Officers made 31 arrests and issued 77 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Police responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 99 medical assists and 17 fire calls. Two burglaries were reported on Feb. 4, one in the 100 Block of New York Road, and the other in the 200 Block of Patriots Court.

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University status approved for Stockton

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 13, 2015 05:23 pm

University status approved for Stockton University status approved for Stockton

According to a post on Stockton’s official Facebook page, the South Jersey institution was granted university status by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. A spokeswoman with the Office of Higher Education confirmed the status change on Friday. She said the decision was made earlier that day.

The post, made a 4:37 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 on Stockton's page, simply invites the public to attend a special celebration.

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Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money To the editor:

On Tuesday March 10, the school board wants to raise taxes again for upgrades in Egg Harbor City, Hamilton, Galloway and Mullica townships. There’s a three-part question and on how much your taxes go up will depend depending on how many of the three parts get voted on.

Passing all three questions in Egg Harbor City would add $39.70 for each $100,000 of property value, in Galloway it’s $44 per $100,000,  in Hamilton Township it’s $38.60 per $100,000, and in Mullica Township $59.90 per $100,000.

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2 with knives hold up Galloway gas station

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:08 pm

2 with knives hold up Galloway gas station 2 with knives hold up Galloway gas station GALLOWAY – Two men armed with knives reportedly held up a White Horse Pike gas station at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.

The armed robbery was at the Valero Gas Station, 261 West White Horse Pike in the Pomona section of the township. 

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GSP Interchange 41 to open Feb. 27 at Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:56 am

GSP Interchange 41 to open Feb. 27 at Jimmie Leeds Road GSP Interchange 41 to open Feb. 27 at Jimmie Leeds Road

GALLOWAY – The new Garden State Parkway interchange at Jimmie Leeds Road is scheduled to open in less than two weeks.

The township Office of Emergency Management said it received notification from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Tuesday, Feb. 10.

There will be no direct access between Jimmie Leeds Road and the rest area after the new entrances and exits are opened.

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Galloway police seek hit-and-run driver

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Written by STAFF Monday, February 09, 2015 04:29 pm

Galloway police seek hit-and-run driver Galloway police seek hit-and-run driver GALLOWAY – Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident where a local man was injured  around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 on Route 9 at Ocean Avenue.

Brandon Diaz, 31, of Galloway was struck by a vehicle while walking north on the shoulder of Route 9, according to police.

The vehicle continued traveling north after striking Diaz, who was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for head and torso injuries by the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad and AtlantiCare medics.

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GEHR board honors top teachers, professionals

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Written by STAFF Monday, February 09, 2015 03:13 pm

Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District teachers and educational services professionals of the year. From left are Absegami’s Joe Monteleone, Brian Wastell and Principal Jeri-Lynn Gatto; Cedar Creek’s Kristin Cashioli, Principal James Reina and Susan Seckinger; and Oakcrest Principal Joseph Carruth, Rachel Gaskill, Janine Jones Edmonds and retiring Principal Daniel Money. Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District teachers and educational services professionals of the year. From left are Absegami’s Joe Monteleone, Brian Wastell and Principal Jeri-Lynn Gatto; Cedar Creek’s Kristin Cashioli, Principal James Reina and Susan Seckinger; and Oakcrest Principal Joseph Carruth, Rachel Gaskill, Janine Jones Edmonds and retiring Principal Daniel Money.

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education honored the teachers and educational services professionals of the year at its three schools at a Monday, Feb. 2 school board meeting at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.

Honored were Absegami's educational services professional Joe Monteleone and teacher of the year Brian Wastell, Cedar Creek teacher of the year Kristin Cashioli and educational services professional Susan Seckinger, and Oakcrest’s teacher of the year Rachel Gaskill and educational services professional Janine Jones Edmonds.

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American Legion to honor the four chaplains

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Written by STAFF Monday, February 09, 2015 02:08 pm

American Legion to honor the four chaplains American Legion to honor the four chaplains

Galloway Township American Legion Post 430 will host its annual God and Country service honoring the four chaplains from the USS Dorchester 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Zion Lutheran Church in Egg Harbor City.

The event celebrates and honors the four World War II chaplains who gave up their life jackets so four others might survive the sinking of the ship Feb. 3, 1943.

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Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 5, 2015

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Written by STAFF Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am

Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 5, 2015 Galloway library events – edition of Feb. 5, 2015

Furry Buddies to visit

Therapy dogs help children ages 6-14 with reading. Donna Downs and Colleen McIntyre-Berenetto bring therapy dogs Cavan, Erin and Freedom 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 9 and 23 and March 9 and 23. Registration requested. 

Kids Only Book Club

The Kids Only Book Club will meet 4 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 9 and March 9. Youngsters age 8-12 may attend. Registration is required. Attendees help choose the book club picks at the first meeting and enjoy tasty snacks as they discuss books.

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Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 25-31, 2015

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, February 07, 2015 11:06 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 25-31, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 25-31, 2015

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 Jan. 25-31 Galloway police answered 923 calls for service. Officers made 23 arrests, and issued 145 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, eight domestic complaints, 100 medical assists and six fire calls. There were no reported burglaries.

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Fire destroys Crestview Avenue building

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, February 06, 2015 11:13 am

Crews from several area fire departments were on the scene Friday morning when a house fire destroyed a building at the western end of Crestview Avenue in Galloway Township./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Crews from several area fire departments were on the scene Friday morning when a house fire destroyed a building at the western end of Crestview Avenue in Galloway Township./R.J. Liberatore Jr. GALLOWAY – Crews from several area fire departments were on the scene Friday morning when fire destroyed a building at the western end of Crestview Avenue in Galloway Township.

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Drunken driving alleged in Oceanville crash

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, February 05, 2015 04:50 pm

When police arrived, the driver was seated in the vehicle and appeared disoriented. When police arrived, the driver was seated in the vehicle and appeared disoriented. GALLOWAY – A 32-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was charged with driving while intoxicated Wednesday, Feb. 4, after he crashed his car into a tree on Route 9 in the township’s Oceanville section.

Police said Robert Price was traveling south on Route 9 at 1:38 p.m. when his 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt crossed the center line and the oncoming traffic lane in the area of Somerstown Lane. 

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Bail in Galloway dollar store burglary set at $50,000

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, February 05, 2015 02:24 pm

It was 11:10 p.m. when Galloway Township police responded to an alarm at the store, located at 45 S. New York Road. It was 11:10 p.m. when Galloway Township police responded to an alarm at the store, located at 45 S. New York Road. GALLOWAY – A 48-year-old Mays Landing man was arrested on burglary charges Wednesday night, Feb. 4, after police caught him allegedly fleeing the scene of a break-in at the Dollar General at 45 S. New York Road, Smithville.

Ptl. Dan Weigle of the Galloway police responded to an alarm at 11:10 p.m. and found that the back door had been damaged, and entry had been gained to building.

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Math honor society chartered at Stockton

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

Submitted / New members inducted at Stockton are chapter advisor Chia-Lin Wu, Vice President Kristina Babore of Ocean City, Dominick Pontari of Vineland, President Kendrick Keough of Toms River, secretary Eric Vinciquarra of Little Egg Harbor, treasurer Thomas Ballezzi of Ocean City, Cara Cuiule of Mount Laurel, webmaster Rebbecca Claxton of Pennsville, Kayci Jones of Somerdale, dean of natural sciences and mathematics Dennis Weiss, and Pi Mu Epsilon past president Eve Torrence. Not pictured are Shannon Miller of Galloway, Kara Teehan of Red Bank, and Teddy Mishura of Manahawkin. Submitted / New members inducted at Stockton are chapter advisor Chia-Lin Wu, Vice President Kristina Babore of Ocean City, Dominick Pontari of Vineland, President Kendrick Keough of Toms River, secretary Eric Vinciquarra of Little Egg Harbor, treasurer Thomas Ballezzi of Ocean City, Cara Cuiule of Mount Laurel, webmaster Rebbecca Claxton of Pennsville, Kayci Jones of Somerdale, dean of natural sciences and mathematics Dennis Weiss, and Pi Mu Epsilon past president Eve Torrence. Not pictured are Shannon Miller of Galloway, Kara Teehan of Red Bank, and Teddy Mishura of Manahawkin.

GALLOWAY — Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honorary society, was chartered Chapter 382 - New Jersey Omicron at Richard Stockton College on Jan. 29.  The purpose of the society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions.

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Historic Galloway: Who remembers this intersection?

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Written by SARAH SNOW Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

 A long-ago look at a intersection that is busy today.
Submitted A long-ago look at a intersection that is busy today.

Welcome to Historic Galloway, our weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history.

Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photoswith our readers online and in print. 

Who remembers this intersection?

Pictured is the southwest corner of Pitney and Jimmie Leeds roads in the 1970s.

L'eario's held a flea market on the unpaved lot every weekend.

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