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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Galloway woman was charged with endangering the welfare of her child and drug offenses after police found heroin and hypodermic needles the same car as her 5-month-old son.

     Brianna Ross, 25, was arrested after police responded to a call around 11:17 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in which the caller claimed a woman was possibly under the influence of drugs while parked at the English Creek Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

  • The Port StorePORT 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.

  • Today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather Service that has issued a warning for high risk of rip currents for today./NWSToday, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather…

  • Melissa Millard and her family (L to R) 3-year-old twins Mason and Mackenzie and Parker, 4, all of Galloway enjoy Galloway's National Night Out on Aug. 5.GALLOWAY- Whether it was the oohs or the ahs while watching in amazement as a helicopter scooped water out of Patriot Lake, hovered and circled, or the huge smiles on the faces of them while taking a ride on a precious pony, children and their families had a great time at National Night Out on a picture perfect, breezy, warm night Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    “We come out every year. It's…

  • 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…

  • Mara Justine Platt on America’s Got Talent GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with two phenomenal and powerful singing performances, did it yet again, Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    The results, which aired at the end of the 9 p.m. episode of “AGT” on NBC, the following night, Wednesday night, Aug. 6, revealed that Platt was one of five performers out of 12, who made it through to the semifinal rounds.

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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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Great Creek project right on schedule

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:40 pm

GALLOWAY– When Hunter Greb arrives home after visiting his grandparents in Oregon a special treat will be waiting for him: sidewalks.

The 9-year-old will finally get to ride his bicycle safely down Great Creek Road.

Read more: Great Creek project right on schedule

   

‘New’ business administrator held the position before at GEHR

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:42 am

EGG HARBOR CITY– The Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District appointed a new school business administrator at its meeting Monday, July 21 at Cedar Creek High School.

Well, not really new. 

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Galloway Police Blotter July 7-12, 2014

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Written by STAFF Monday, July 21, 2014 08:24 pm

Galloway Police Blotter July 7-12, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter July 7-12, 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 7-12 Galloway police answered 647 calls for service. Officers made 30 arrests, and issued 50 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 24 motor vehicle accidents, 14 domestic complaints, 35 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated one burglary.

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Monmouth County family injured in one-car crash on GSP in Galloway

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, July 21, 2014 01:51 pm

GALLOWAY– State Police are investigating a one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 42 that sent a Monmouth County family to the hospital Sunday, State Police Captain Stephen Jones said Monday.

At 3:24 p.m. a Nissan Altima, driven by George Alexander, 59, of Marlboro, was traveling south on the parkway when he suffered a “medical issue, lost control of the vehicle and ran off to the left, struck a guardrail and the vehicle overturned,” Jones said.

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Atlantic County opens Nutrition site at Galloway Township Senior Center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 11:16 am

GALLOWAY– A new Atlantic County senior nutrition site is available to Atlantic County residents 60 years and older at the recently opened Galloway Township Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike.

The nutrition site provides recreational and social activities as well as a complimentary hot meal at lunch time. It is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There is no charge to attend; however, a $1 donation is suggested. Lunch reservations are required two days prior to attendance and can be made by calling (609) 241-0246.

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Galloway man sentenced to 3 years for defrauding timeshare owners

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, July 21, 2014 10:46 am

CAMDEN – A former employee of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC, was sentenced today, July 21, to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million in restitution for conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Eric Reilly, 34, of Galloway, previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.Reilly entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman, who also imposed the sentence in Camden federal court.

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Movie in the Park

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 11:29 am

GALLOWAY- A free outdoor showing of “The Lego Movie” will begin at dusk Friday, July 25 at the Galloway Municipal Complex.

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Work under way on several Galloway roads

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 02:27 pm

construction GALLOWAY – Beginning Tuesday, July 15, prep work was getting under way for road resurfacing on the following roads in the township.

Central Avenue (Route 50 to Cape May Avenue).

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Galloway Township, school district to hire two Class II officers

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:14 am

GALLOWAY – The Township Council approved hiring two Class II officers for the middle and elementary schools during its July 15 meeting.

Township Manager Susan Jacobucci told The Current that the governing body and the school district worked out an interlocal agreement to put two officers in the schools for the 2014-2015 school year. The district and the police department are finalizing the agreement. The special officers will rotate among the schools.

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Board of Education election petitions due to county clerk

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 04:33 pm

vote clipart GALLOWAY– The Galloway Township Board of Education has three seats up for election in November, each with a three-year term.

Individuals interested in becoming school board candidates must file a nominating petition with the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. Friday, July 28.

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GEHR welcomes new Superintendent

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:03 am

John Keenan HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – John Keenan barely unpacked his things before beginning another new adventure.

Not only did he move from the northern end of the state to the southern end, he also left the top post in one school district to lead another that is triple the size, with one day in between.

Read more: GEHR welcomes new Superintendent

   

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