• Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum will perform free concerts in Atlantic City

    The Blake Shelton concert on Thursday, July 31 and the Lady Antebellum concert on Sunday, Aug. 3 will be held on the Atlantic City beach between Caesar’s Pier at Arkansas Avenue and Central Pier at St. James Place.

     The following information was supplied by event organizers:

    -          Everyone attending will need a ticket.

  • Galloway centenarian Mildred ArditoGALLOWAY  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.

  • 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.”

  • HAMILTON– Atlantic City Electric reminded residential and commercial customers to take precautions when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone, officials said in a release on July 24.

    Atlantic City Electric is continually alerting residents and its customers to avoid falling victim to a “Green Dot MoneyPak” scam. Information from law enforcement officials and other utilities has indicated that scammers are continuing to target residential and commercial customers.

  • 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.

    All around him are signs of the challenges. Walls with black mold, asbestos that is being torn out and removed, and one odd sight: a small tree growing through the tiles. 

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Mays Landing man charged with child endangerment

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 12:47 pm

galloway-police GALLOWAY - A Mays Landing man was arrested and charged with endangerment and drug charges July 5 for allegedly driving his vehicle erratically with two young children inside, Det. Sgt. Donna Higbee said in a press release.

Paul Dessicino, 30, was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment/neglect, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, namely heroin, and reckless driving.

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Letter: Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner

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Written by Jim Gorman Sunday, July 06, 2014 03:22 pm

Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner To the editor:

The State of New Jersey has given us the run-around on a full Garden State Parkway interchange on Route 30 for decades, despite the economic and public safety benefits it would provide to the residents of Galloway, Absecon, and the barrier islands. Ever since I've been on council, I've urged the Turnpike Authority to pursue an interchange, but to no avail.

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Letter: Voting should be required by law

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Sunday, July 06, 2014 03:11 pm

Voting should be required by law Voting should be required by law To the editor:

In a democracy, it is the responsibility of every adult citizen to vote.  We require folks with potential tax liability to file returns, don’t we?  Is voting not as important as paying taxes? Furthermore, all efforts to suppress voting must be aggressively thwarted.

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With Galloway's July 4 parade canceled, planners look ahead to 2015

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Friday, July 04, 2014 10:59 am

GALLOWAY- Parade organizers decided at 9 a.m., the start time for the 15th annual July 4 parade, to cancel, as rain pelted the roadways and flooded the streets.

“We didn't cancel because of the rain,” Rich Maxwell, the parade organizer said. “The streets were flooded and we didn't want anyone to march in the rain. We are always concerned about the safety and welfare of the participants.”

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Galloway-based crime family member found guilty of racketeering

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 05:21 pm

Nicodemo S. Scarfo and an associate were convicted of ‘looting a publicly traded company to benefit their criminal enterprise’

CAMDEN – A member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family and two Texas brothers were convicted today (Thursday, July 3) of racketeering and other charges after a six-month trial.

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CODE RED leads to safe return of infant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 04:36 pm

GALLOWAY– A CODE RED notification led to the safe return of a child whose non-custodial parent took her July 3, police said. Police received a report Thursday at 10:30 a.m. of a 15-month-old female taken against court order by her non-custodial parent.

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Bill to Boost Tourism at NJ wineries now law

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:26 am

TRENTON– Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste M. Riley and Paul D. Moriarty to promote agricultural tourism in New Jersey was signed into law Wednesday, July 2.

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Juneteenth Celebration honors military

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 01, 2014 04:16 pm

Submitted / Rev. Gary Melton addresses the Juneteenth Celebration. Submitted / Rev. Gary Melton addresses the Juneteenth Celebration. GALLOWAY– Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

It was on June 19, 1865 that Union Soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863.

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Organizers won’t let wet forecast rain on their parade

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:48 pm

GALLOWAY– Parade organizers are not letting the threat of showers rain on their parade.

“We are determined to make sure this parade goes on,” said Rich Maxwell, parade organizer on Tuesday, July 1.

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Letter: Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need

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Written by Steven J. Stokes Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:13 pm

Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need Freeholders let politics interfere with a chance to help veterans in need To the editor:

Last week I attended the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders meeting.  Like most people in attendance, I was there to show support for an ordinance that would establish a county trust fund for homeless veterans and families suffering from Hurricane Sandy. 

At the heart of the ordinance, a $3 processing fee would be applied to all county documents, with the proceeds establishing the trust fund.  It sounds pretty cut and dry, but few are things in local politics.

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