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Program to help Galloway families feeling the economic pinch

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 04, 2015 09:59 am

GALLOWAY – The Galloway Township Public School District will host a Family Outreach Support Summit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Galloway Township Middle School, 100 S. Reeds Road.

The program is intended to help local families who have been affected by the recent economic downturn, including those experiencing casino layoffs and closings.

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Champion Baptist Academy Second Quarter Honor Roll

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00 am

Champion Baptist Academy Second Quarter Honor Roll

Principal’s Honor Roll

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Referendum architects outline 19 projects planned at Oakcrest, Absegami and Cedar Creek

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 03, 2015 09:51 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two architects told members of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education what they would get for bonding $52 million in upgrades at Oakcrest, Absegami and Cedar Creek high schools Monday, Feb. 2.

Ted Hopkins, a principal in FVHD Architects of Trenton; and Jason Dubowitch, an associate with the firm, said that the three questions planned for the March 10 ballot address 19 separate projects.

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Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 18-24, 2015

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 03, 2015 01:10 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 18-24, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Jan. 18-24, 2015

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 Jan. 18-24 Galloway police answered 921 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 124 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 87 medical assists and 16 fire calls.

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School board members get state training in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, February 02, 2015 12:13 pm

Serving dinner for school officials are, from left, Marquel Robinson, Alexia Morales, Marc Diaz, Jenessa Hurtado and JoJo Johnson. Serving dinner for school officials are, from left, Marquel Robinson, Alexia Morales, Marc Diaz, Jenessa Hurtado and JoJo Johnson. GALLOWAY - Some 45 board of education members attended an Atlantic County School Boards Association training session conducted by the New Jersey School Boards Association at Absegami High School Thursday, Jan. 29.

“The state association offered training in negotiations, labor relations, policies, legislation and PARCC,” said Vicki Hood, a member of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education and president of the county association.

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Absegami star athlete Roman Rudisill earns Eagle Scout award

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Written by STAFF Sunday, February 01, 2015 10:53 am

Eagle Scout Roman Rudisill thanks those who helped him reach his goal. Eagle Scout Roman Rudisill thanks those who helped him reach his goal. GALLOWAY – Roman V. Rudisill was an honor student who excelled at two sports during his years at Absegami. He also ranked tops in Boy Scouts where he closed out his career at the end of last year by achieving Scouting’s highest rank – Eagle.

Rudisill piled up first downs and takedowns while he was also camping and canoeing.

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Helene Young’s positive attitude shines as she approaches her 100th birthday

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:40 pm

Helene Young prefers to pose before a cabinet filled with the memories of a long lifetime. Helene Young prefers to pose before a cabinet filled with the memories of a long lifetime.

GALLOWAY – Helene Young, whose lifestyle lives up to her name, will turn 100 Wednesday, Feb. 18.

“I try to live a healthy lifestyle and exercise daily,” she told The Current Friday, Jan. 23. “I eat good, nourishing food.”

But, she said, the secret to her long and happy life is more mental than physical.

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A day to honor retired Atlantic County Fire Marshal Whitey Swartz

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:25 pm

Joy Ann and Whitey Swartz with their family at a surprise retirement party. Joy Ann and Whitey Swartz with their family at a surprise retirement party. GALLOWAY – They came from all parts of Atlantic County Saturday, Jan. 24 to honor Harold “Whitey” Swartz who recently retired after more than 50 years as fire marshal.

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo was the leading public official.

“It makes me feel good to be among legends,” LoBiondo said. “And Whitey is a legend, in every sense of the word.”

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Galloway police promotions signal new leadership roles

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:21 pm

Officer Steve Garrison holds the Bible as Lt. Donna Higbee takes the oath of office surrounded by daughter, Ava Buccafurni; son, Michael Buccafurni; and father, retired honorary inspector John Higbee. Officer Steve Garrison holds the Bible as Lt. Donna Higbee takes the oath of office surrounded by daughter, Ava Buccafurni; son, Michael Buccafurni; and father, retired honorary inspector John Higbee. The Galloway Township Police Department has promoted four people to positions of leadership as it restructures its organization  

Two lieutenants were named to work directly under Capt. Christopher Doyle and Chief Patrick Moran. There were no lieutenants prior to the promotions.

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Services to be held Saturday for pastor of Emmaus Methodist

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:10 pm

Rev. Delloyd A. Green Rev. Delloyd A. Green

GALLOWAY – Rev. Delloyd A. Green, pastor of Emmaus United Methodist Church of Smithville, died Saturday, Jan. 17 at his home in Absecon.

He was pastor at Emmaus from 2005 until 2014.

A 1993 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, he also studied at John Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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Historic Galloway - A once-quiet intersection

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Written by SARAH SNOW Friday, January 30, 2015 03:12 pm

Historic Galloway - A once-quiet intersection Historic Galloway - A once-quiet intersection

Welcome to Historic Galloway, our weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos with our readers online and in print.

Who remembers this intersection?

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Kinetic Poetic of Galloway slates free dance classes and performance

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Written by STAFF Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:21 pm

Kinetic Poetic Collective dancers strike a pose. Kinetic Poetic Collective dancers strike a pose.

The Kinetic Poetic Dance Collective will offer free classes and performances noon Saturday, Feb. 14.

The celebration of community will feature free classes followed by a live in-studio performance by the group at 3 p.m.

Classes include creative dance, 12:15-1 p.m. ages 3-5; hip-hop, 1-1:55 p.m., ages 6-12; adult contemporary, 2-2:55 p.m. teens and adults; and Qigong Tai Chi, 4-5 p.m., teens and adults.

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Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine To the editor:

In the story “Senior siblings correcting history at Galloway Museum” in the Jan. 1 edition of The Current, there is a correction in regard to when Ethel Roesch died.

I met Ethel Roesch when she was a receptionist at the Galloway Township Municipal Building.

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Heavy gear ready for storm in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, January 27, 2015 02:01 pm

Photo by Michael Brandenberger / Volunteers at the ready in Galloway just in case. Photo by Michael Brandenberger / Volunteers at the ready in Galloway just in case. The Germania Volunteer Fire Company station was ready for use as an emergency base during the Monday-Tuesday storm.

Germania Volunteer Fire Company members were prepared to assist the Office of Emergency Management with a high-wheel vehicle, if it were needed to respond to a call.

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Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Monday, January 26, 2015 04:55 pm

Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway

GALLOWAY – Two juvenile boys were robbed at gunpoint while they were walking in the 400 block of Ebony Tree Lane around 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, according to police.

Three pairs of Nike sneakers and a cell phone were reported taken.

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1,000 volunteers honor King’s work and legacy

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 10:11 am

Volunteering for They Are Heroes Too! are, from left, Rahatul Ain, a junior from Egg Harbor City; Marcel Burton, a junior from Willingboro; Naima Bibi Khan, a freshman from Atlantic City; and program founder and director Terry Dougherty of Egg Harbor Township. Volunteering for They Are Heroes Too! are, from left, Rahatul Ain, a junior from Egg Harbor City; Marcel Burton, a junior from Willingboro; Naima Bibi Khan, a freshman from Atlantic City; and program founder and director Terry Dougherty of Egg Harbor Township.

GALLOWAY – Some 1,000 volunteers from Richard Stockton College and area communities honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in dozens of projects Monday, Jan. 19.

Stockton’s 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service generated “the most community involvement ever,” said Daniel Tomé, director of service-learning.

One group of fewer than a dozen worked on mailing fundraising letters for Free Military Child Tutoring – They Are Heroes Too!

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