• Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. PORT REPUBLIC – Creativity, luck, good humor, and friendly competition will all come together in Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 13 as the Port Republic Parent Teacher Society presents its third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. 

    “If you are a master of duct tape engineering or can…

  • GALLOWAY – An application to build a fast food restaurant at 8th Avenue and Jimmie Leeds Road originally scheduled to be heard tonight (Thursday, Sept. 4) has been postponed until Sept. 18 pending proper noticing of the hearing to the community. The application does, however, remain on the agenda for completeness review.

    The meeting agenda released this morning stated that Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union was scheduled to be heard on Phase II of its project. Requested is a minor subdivision and final site plan approval for at Block 982, Lot 24.03. Phase I was the credit union itself.

  • Joanna Westcott / Arthur Rann Elementary School Assistant Principal Terrence O’Connor, left, and Principal Kevin McGloin after the challenge.Staff from the Arthur Rann Elementary School took the Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 28, nominating Arthur Rann parents and students, plus staff and teachers of the other district schools to also take part in the national fundraising and awareness campaign for ALS.

  • MAYS LANDING – America has voted. Kelly Glover, a local woman who sang her heart out on “America’s Got Talent” was sent home last night after the results show named the top six acts in round two of the semifinal talent competition.

    According to the show website, Glover, 31, originally of Cranford, started her singing career at the Appolo Theater when she was 7 years old. She lives in Mays Landing now and is a food server at Applebee’s.

  • The Mom’s Beat: Play it safe and check your child’s device

    This week, there are headlines in nearly every news outlet about leaked nude pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence. What happens to adult celebrities is not really a concern of mine, but the startling uptick in the nude photos that pre-teens and teens are sharing willingly with their peers should be a concern for all of us.

    Surely most of these situations uncovered have been handled quietly among parents and the children or through…

  • GALLOWAY – A skunk collected from the 200 block of Odessa Avenue in Galloway has been confirmed as the seventh case of rabies in Atlantic County this year, but the first found in Galloway, according to the county Division of Public Health. 

    This is the second rabies case found in a skunk. The other previous cases involved four raccoons and one fox.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:22 am

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 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 Aug. 3-9 Galloway police answered 800 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 85 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents, 13 domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014

 

Galloway mayor takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 18, 2014 01:06 pm

Galloway Mayor Don Purdy takes the ice bucket challenge for ALS Galloway Mayor Don Purdy takes the ice bucket challenge for ALS GALLOWAY– Mayor Don Purdy walked out of his house with a bucket of ice water Sunday, Aug. 17 and poured it over his head. He wasn’t delirious. He did it as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Participants in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which began in July, have to donate $100 to ALS Association, or post a video within 24 hours of themselves getting a big splash of ice water dumped on his or her head.

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Galloway resident becomes Eagle Scout

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 18, 2014 10:40 am

Terry reed /From left are Zach Monroe, Eric Kasunich, C.J. Reed, Collin Weiner (on the phone), Vince Licolli, Jacob Vedral, Dylan Caccamesi, and Ryan Kraemer. Terry Reed / From left are Zach Monroe, Eric Kasunich, C.J. Reed, Collin Weiner (on the phone), Vince Licolli, Jacob Vedral, Dylan Caccamesi, and Ryan Kraemer. GALLOWAY– A township resident became an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony conducted Aug. 7 at the Galloway Township Middle School.

Charles F. Reed V, 19, who goes by the nickname C.J., made Eagle Scout before friends, family, troop leaders and dignitaries.

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Kline Construction and Purdy Collision to host blood drive in Galloway

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 03:08 pm

GALLOWAY– Kline Construction and Purdy Collision will be hosting their 3rd annual blood drive.
The event will take place at Purdy Collision Center, 805 3rd Avenue from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Pomona Golf and Country Club on 'Restaurant Impossible' tonight

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 06:14 pm

Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan for the Pomona Golf and Country Club clubhouse. Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan for the Pomona Golf and Country Club clubhouse. GALLOWAY - The Pomona Golf and Country Club, 400 W. Moss Mill Road, is scheduled to be featured in tonight's episode of the Food Network series, "Restaurant Impossible."

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Gami media classes pay off for rising film director

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:21 pm

Katie Ennis, a Galloway native and rising film director, is making an independent film in September in New Hampshire. The 28-year old Absegami High School graduate who was in the school’s media program - where she said she got her inspiration to go into film - lives in New York City, makes a living editing and hopes to fulfill her dream of becoming a director. Katie Ennis, a Galloway native and rising film director, is making an independent film in September in New Hampshire. The 28-year old Absegami High School graduate who was in the school’s media program - where she said she got her inspiration to go into film - lives in New York City, makes a living editing and hopes to fulfill her dream of becoming a director. GALLOWAY – Katie Ennis loves a good ghost story.

But unlike some fans of the scary thrillers, the native of the Smithville section of the township and Absegami High School graduate, decided to take her obsession with ghostly tales to another level and make a movie.

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Residents can voice concerns about taxes at upcoming Council meeting

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:28 am

GALLOWAY– With township residents facing a 30-percent increase in their tax rate and the last day to pay their taxes of Aug. 20 looming, township officials said they have invited school officials to the Council meeting Aug. 19 to address some of the residents’ concerns. 

Mayor Don Purdy invited new Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Superintendent John Keenan, Galloway Public Schools Superintendent Annette Giaquinto and members of the Board of Education, to the meeting which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Complex on Jimmie Leeds Road.

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Stockton awarded grant for “State of Arts NJ” program

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:19 am

GALLOWAY– The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s School of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) has been awarded a $200,000 state grant through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to continue co-producing the Emmy-Award-winning “State of the Arts NJ” program.

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Absegami Band marches in Armed Forces Parade

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Written by Julie Hazard Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:56 pm

The Absegami High School Marching Braves Band marches the boardwalk. The Absegami High School Marching Braves Band marches the boardwalk. ATLANTIC CITY - The Absegami High School Band participated in the Atlantic City Salutes the Armed Services Parade on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City Monday, Aug. 11. 

 

Police crack down on impaired drivers during national Labor Day campaign

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:18 am

GALLOWAY– Law enforcement officers from the Galloway Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
Beginning Aug. 15 and running through Sept. 1, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Galloway Public Schools summer learning program a success

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 11, 2014 02:05 pm

Devann Voorhees who is going into 4th grade at Arthur Rann Elementary is working on math skills on an iPad during the GTPS Summer Learning Program recently. Devann Voorhees who is going into 4th grade at Arthur Rann Elementary is working on math skills on an iPad during the GTPS Summer Learning Program recently. GALLOWAY– Students didn’t seem to mind attending school this summer.
In fact, the 238 students in the Summer Learning Program from grades K-8 – seemed to enjoy it.
Students from Arthur Rann, Reeds Road, Roland Rogers and Smithville elementary schools, and students from the middle school, attended a four-week-long program that ran from July 7 – 31 Mondays through Thursdays.

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Oceanville Auxiliary yard and craft sale

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 11:52 am

GALLOWAY - The Ocean Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold an indoor yard and craft sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 to benefit the fire company at Route 9 and Leeds Point Road.

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Galloway Police Blotter July 27-Aug. 2, 2014

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Written by STAFF Sunday, August 10, 2014 06:57 pm

Galloway Police Blotter July 27-Aug. 2, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter July 27-Aug. 2, 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 27-Aug. 2 Galloway police answered 752 calls for service. Officers made 29 arrests, and issued 69 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents, 15 domestic complaints, 95 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated seven burglaries.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter July 27-Aug. 2, 2014

 

Letter: Calling on retirees to fight the good fight for Atlantic City

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Sunday, August 10, 2014 01:50 pm

We need to merge our collective brainpower, step up and come up with ideas that could save Atlantic City. We need to merge our collective brainpower, step up and come up with ideas that could save Atlantic City. To the editor:

My wife Roseann and I are fortunate to live in Four Seasons, a senior community adorned with manicured lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, aesthetically pleasing bushes, ornate flower beds framing winding rows of attractive homes. 

Ponds alive with floating fountains, tree-lined pathways designed to accommodate pedestrians and bikers add to the charming ambience. And let’s not forget a clubhouse, more like a resort, with indoor and outdoor pools, bocce, tennis, shuffleboard and pickle ball courts offering so many activities a resident could fill his or her day with nothing but fun and games.

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After stellar repeat performance on ‘AGT,’ it’s on to the semifinals for Mara Justine Platt

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Friday, August 08, 2014 02:10 pm

 Mara Justine GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with two phenomenal 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, revealed that Platt was one of five performers out of 12 who made it through to the semifinal rounds. She performed a powerful rendition of “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry. Platt performed on “AGT” in June and then in July cementing her voice in the minds and memories of judges and fans.

Read more: After stellar repeat performance on ‘AGT,’ it’s on to the semifinals for Mara Justine Platt

 

Former Stockton College police officer admits drug dealing

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 01:10 pm

CAMDEN - A former Richard Stockton College of New Jersey police officer admitted selling oxycodone-based pills to an undercover officer and a witness who was cooperating with law enforcement officers, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Thursday, Aug. 7.

Marcus Taylor, 41, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb to an information, which is a formal criminal charge, charging him with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute oxycodone. As part of his plea agreement, Taylor will forfeit $8,775, consisting of the illegal profits obtained from his sale of oxycodone.

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