• 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    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.

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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.

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Galloway Senior Center looking to start an Audio Library

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 03:20 pm

GALLOWAY– The Galloway Senior Center, at W. White Horse Pike (the former American Legion Building), is seeking donations to start an Audio Library of Books on CD.

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'Annie Jr.' comes to Galloway Middle School

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 12:37 pm

GALLOWAY – The Once Upon a Time Players summer theater group will perform "Annie Jr." 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, and 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at the Galloway Township Middle School.

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Customers advised to avoid “Green Dot MoneyPak” scam

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 11:22 am

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.

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School bus hits truck: no reported injuries

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 04:16 pm

galloway GALLOWAY– Police responded to a crash involving a school bus and truck on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of South Cologne Avenue and Aloe Street, according to police.

At approximately 3:16 p.m., Christopher Gillis, 19, of Galloway was driving a 2000 Isuzu box truck east on Aloe Street. Gillis approached the intersection at Cologne Avenue and stopped for the posted stop sign. He then proceeded through the intersection prior to making sure the road was clear and was struck by a school bus driven by Christina Lindwall, 64, of Newport, who was traveling north on Cologne Avenue, police said.

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New Substation in Port Republic

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:31 pm

PORT REPUBLIC– As part of ongoing reliability enhancements, Atlantic City Electric has completed construction of a new distribution substation located on the north side of Moss Mill Road and west of Wrangleboro Road in Port Republic, officials said in a release Thursday, July 24.

The new substation will enhance reliability for residents of Galloway Township and Port Republic.

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Galloway preteen wows again on "AGT"

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:14 am

 GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” during Judgment Week on the show, which aired Tuesday, July 22.

As part of her selection by “AGT,” Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of her next appearance.

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With demand for Stockton housing up, some students may be staying in hotels this fall

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:51 pm

GALLOWAY– Some students at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey may be heading to hotels – but it won’t be for a vacation.

With enrollment up, housing has become more and more scarce and school officials are looking to make alternative living arrangements available, should they be needed. The college recently published a request for bids for hotel accommodations for students.

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