• Submitted/Brianna Ross of Galloway

    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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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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.

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Egg Harbor City pedestrian killed in Liepzig Ave. crash

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:41 am

GALLOWAY– A pedestrian who was struck and killed in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 16 on Leipzig Avenue, has been identified, police said in a release Wednesday night.

The victim is Steven M. Pierson, 32, of Egg Harbor City. 

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Letter: Galloway garden a source of pride

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Written by Leslie M. Saponare Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:43 pm

Submitted / Around the garden box from left are Dave Tolchin, Marion Amaroso, Paul Karafin and Sharon Kelly. Submitted / Around the garden box from left are Dave Tolchin, Marion Amaroso, Paul Karafin and Sharon Kelly. To the editor:

The residents are so proud of their hard work and dedication in their garden at Spring Village at Galloway.

What started out as an idea from a family member has turned into a thing of pride for the residents and the staff of Spring Village, located at 46 W. Jimmie Leeds Road.

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Man exposes himself to two teens

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 10:58 am

GALLOWAY– Police are investigating an incident Friday, July 11, in which a male in a vehicle on Route 9 pulled up next to two teenage girls and exposed himself, according to a press release issued Saturday.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. the teens, both 17-years-old, were walking on Route 9 (S. New York Road) in the area of the Fairway Villas at Seaview, when a suspicious vehicle pulled up next to them. The driver made several inappropriate comments to the victims and exposed himself, police said.

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Galloway Police Blotter June 29-July 7, 2014

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Written by STAFF Sunday, July 13, 2014 02:51 pm

Galloway Police Blotter June 29-July 7, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter June 29-July 7, 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 June 29-July 7 Galloway police answered 774 calls for service. Officers made 47 arrests, and issued 68 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 21 motor vehicle accidents, six domestic complaints, 101 medical assists and 13 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Letter: Beware of the paranoids

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, July 12, 2014 04:34 pm

Beware of the paranoids Beware of the paranoids To the editor:

I was reading a book titled, “The Paranoid” by David Swanson, M.D., et al. This book was written in 1970. It is the most complete analysis of this subject written for laymen that I have been able to find to date; it seems that very little new work has been done in this field.

One major part of the paranoid character is that “the paranoid’s omnipresent anger and the indigent conviction that he is correct take precedence over knowledge of potential risk.” 

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Stockton student dies in Colorado crash

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 04:21 pm

Carly Sansone Carly Sansone A Richard Stockton College sophomore who played volleyball for the college was among three people who died when their car careened off an embankment in Colorado on Saturday, July 5.

Carly Sansone and three others were riding in a vehicle headed south on Colorado Highway 145 near Ophir, about 6 miles south of Telluride.

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Galloway firefighters put out three blazes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 12:13 pm

fire-dept-galloway GALLOWAY– Police and fire personnel responded to two structure fires on 1st Avenue caused by lighting strikes and a stove fire on Snow Mass Ct. Thursday, July 10, Police Sgt. Donna Higbee said in a release.

Emergency personnel responded to the 600 block of 1st Avenue at 10:07 a.m. for reported fires/smell of smoke. The fires were extinguished and the street was shut down for several hours while South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric and NJ American Water company personnel assessed the conditions.

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Parade grand marshal Rocky Gannon celebrates a wonderful life

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, July 09, 2014 03:21 pm

GALLOWAY – Rocky Gannon is one of a very few who can say he has fulfilled his dreams.

He wanted to fly planes, and he did more than that, becoming a highly decorated military pilot who began his career at just 17 years old during World War II in the Army Air Force.

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Paving the way for Great Creek Road

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 08, 2014 04:26 pm

GALLOWAY – The Great Creek Road Pedestrian Improvement Project began Tuesday, July 8, and in four weeks residents can expect to see sidewalks and curbing along the road to create a safer area for children to ride their bikes and walk to and from school.

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Galloway Police Blotter June 22-28, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, July 08, 2014 04:15 pm

Galloway Police Blotter June 22-28, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter June 22-28, 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 June 22-28 Galloway police answered 862 calls for service. Officers made 26 arrests, and issued 60 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents, 15 domestic complaints, 95 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

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Sidewalk project begins at Great Creek: traffic may be impacted

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:33 pm

GALLOWAY– Work began Monday, July 7 on the Great Creek Road Pedestrian Improvement Project. The work will be on Great Creek Road between Elaine Drive and Wrangleboro Road.

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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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