• Toby

    Time for Toby

    Toby is a 7-year-old male shepherd/whippet mix. He was living happily with an older man who had a stroke and had to go into a nursing home where he will stay. Toby was relinquished by the man's family who was unable to keep him. He is a good boy, but a little timid at first. Please consider him for your family. Toby is spayed/neutered and up to date with routine shots.

  • 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…

  • A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

  • Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville.ABSECON - Two residents were assaulted and threatened with being shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex…

  • UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.

    GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”

    Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and…

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Three BOE seats open: only two run in Galloway

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, August 05, 2014 02:01 pm

GALLOWAY– There are three, three-year seats open on the Galloway Township Board of Education in November, and only two people running, school officials said.
Incumbent School Board members Ernest D. Huggard and John Knorr are running for re-election to the board. School Board member George Schwenger chose not to seek re-election.

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Assumption School uniform exchange

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:46 am

GALLOWAY - Assumption Regional Catholic School will be hosting a Sale Day Event at the school at 146 S. Pitney Road in Galloway on Wednesday, Aug. 6 for Assumption School families!
Families are asked to sign-up for an appointment time for this event.

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Stockton raises funds for Hammonton High School students

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 04:50 pm

GALLOWAY - Residents, business people, alumni and others interested in the future of Hammonton are helping The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey raise $100,000 for a new scholarship fund dedicated to students who attend high school in Hammonton, according to a release from Stockton.

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Port Republic landmark closes

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 04, 2014 02:37 pm

The Port Store PORT 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.

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Galloway Township Carnival 2014 (Slideshow)

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, August 04, 2014 09:34 am

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. 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 treats.

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Galloway fireworks display rescheduled for Sept. 26 due to rain

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 02, 2014 02:10 pm

fireworks GALLOWAY – Due to the potential of inclement weather, the fireworks scheduled tonight after the Galloway Carnival have been postponed to Sept. 26, following the Galloway Movie In The Parks showing of “Frozen.”

 The carnival will still be open tonight.

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New Galloway tax bills reflect rate increase of 73.6 cents

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Friday, August 01, 2014 05:22 pm

GALLOWAY– When residents opened their mailboxes last week, they got an unwanted surprise in their tax bills – a 30 percent increase in their tax rate.

Township Manager Susan Jacobucci and Mayor Don Purdy explained to The Current on Thursday, July 31, the various reasons for it, but mostly they said, the overall decline in township property values is to blame.

Read more: New Galloway tax bills reflect rate increase of 73.6 cents

 

Galloway man arrested on drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 03:57 pm

GALLOWAY– A Galloway man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday, July 30 in the Club III housing complex, Sgt. Donna Higbee said in a release Thursday.

Galloway Township Police and members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Liberty Court resulting in the arrest of Sherwood Cross, 36, and ending a two-month investigation into the distribution of narcotics from a residence, police said.

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New owner promises jobs and business at former Lenox plant

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 29, 2014 02:07 pm

Jimmy DiNatale, new owner of old Lenox site on Tilton Road in Galloway. GALLOWAY– Jimmy DiNatale stands in the middle of the cavernous building of the old Lenox china manufacturing plant and can see he has a lot of work ahead of him.

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Stockton named greenest college

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:01 pm

GALLOWAY – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has been sleected as the Greenest College in New Jersey by College Prowler, which produces print guides and a website using reviews from students, parents and professionals, school officials said in a news release Tuesday, July 29.

College Prowler rates each school on a scale of 1 to 10, and defines the rankings by stating: “Green living is steadily becoming the norm. These days, schools boast a high number of LEED-certified facilities and sustainability initiatives.”

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10 things locals should do before summer's end

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:44 pm

10 things locals should do before summer’s end 10 things locals should do before summer’s end As August sneaks up on us, “Back to School” sales are hitting the stores and students are packing up their boxes, it can be difficult to utilize the last weeks of summer. 

1. Take a tourist day.

Treat yourself to a day of purely tourist activities. Go on the rides, go to the water park, eat a funnel cake, or whatever it is that you secretly wish you could enjoy the way tourists do. 

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Galloway Elks Lodge honors two

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 07:15 am

Jessica Fisher, assistant director at Galloway Community Charter School, displays a plaque she received for her work in the community. The plaque and a monetary gift were given to her by Elks Lodge  No. 2845 in June. v Rebekha Palmer, a fifth-grade grade student at Galloway Community Charter School, was honored on July 15 by Elks Lodge No. 2845 for being runner-up in the National Elks Association Drug Awareness Comic Book contest. She received a plaque as well as a proclamation from Senator Jeff Van Drew. Carmela Pogranicy, student activities chairperson, presented Rebekha with her plaque and proclamation. Rebekha Palmer, a fifth-grade grade student at Galloway Community Charter School, was honored on July 15 by Elks Lodge No. 2845 for being runner-up in the National Elks Association Drug Awareness Comic Book contest. She received a plaque as well as a proclamation from Senator Jeff Van Drew. Carmela Pogranicy, student activities chairperson, presented Rebekha with her plaque and proclamation. GALLOWAY –The Elks Lodge No. 2845 presented Jessica Fisher, the assistant director at Galloway Community Charter School, a plaque and monetary gift to show their appreciation for her outstanding ability to work with the community. This was presented to her at graduation night at the school.

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100-year-old Galloway woman still drives

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Written by BRIAN EDMINSTON Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 am

Galloway centenarian Mildred Ardito Galloway centenarian Mildred Ardito GALLOWAY  Born in Philadelphia on July 29, 1914, the day after World War I was declared by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Smithville resident Mildred Ardito has turned 100.

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Stockton offers job seekers use of computers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 11:07 am

GALLOWAY– The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is providing potential job seekers who lack up-to-date technological tools with access to computers at the college’s facilities in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin and the college’s main campus in Galloway Township beginning on Monday, July 28 through Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Dodge grants include two in Atlantic County

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 26, 2014 03:29 pm

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has approved 90 grants in New Jersey totaling $4.4 million to support nonprofit organizations across New Jersey that have been dedicated to delivering high quality services and programs in arts, education, environment, and media.

Two of those grants were approved for organizations in Atlantic County.

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Galloway Police Blotter July 13-19, 2014

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Written by STAFF Friday, July 25, 2014 06:55 pm

Galloway Police Blotter July 13-19, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter July 13-19, 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 July 13-19 Galloway police answered 840 calls for service. Officers made 26 arrests, and issued 42 traffic summonses. Officers responded to 13 motor vehicle accidents, 18 domestic complaints, 83 medical assists and 33 fire calls. They investigated five burglaries.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter July 13-19, 2014

   

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