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Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 2014

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Written by STAFF Sunday, October 26, 2014 06:12 pm

Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 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 Oct. 12-18 Galloway police answered 825 calls for service. Officers made 24 arrests, and issued 46 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 12 motor vehicle accidents, nine domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 11 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, October 24, 2014 01:02 pm

Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters

GALLOWAY – In an ongoing effort to remove marine and household debris from the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge as a result of Hurricane Sandy, portions of some deer zones may be closed to hunters to provide safety for the cleanup crews at various times throughout the season.

While no waterfowl areas will be closed, waterfowl hunters should be aware that operations may impact some areas.

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Galloway schedules leaf collection

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:18 pm

Galloway schedules leaf collection Galloway schedules leaf collection

Galloway Township Public Works will collect leaves from residential properties Nov. 3- Jan. 30.

As in previous years, the township will be divided into four sections.

The Garden State Parkway west to Bremen Avenue and Route 30 north to the Galloway boundary scheduled dates are Dec. 1-30 and Jan. 2-30.

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Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:10 pm

Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat

Go Green Galloway and the township Department of Public Works is embarking on a program to designate habitat-rich roadsides for late winter mowing only. 

Open habitat has declined in Galloway and in Southern New Jersey, and annual mowing will help to maintain the integrity of roadsides while improving habitats for native plants, pollinators, birds and other wildlife. 

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Drop-off warm weather wear

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:25 am

Drop-off warm weather wear Drop-off warm weather wear

The Westside Neighborhood Protective Association in Atlantic City and the Health Center at Galloway are conducting a Hat – Scarf – Glove Drop-Off, accepting donations for boys and girls pre-school through eighth grade.

Galloway’s drop-off location is with Karen Fitzpatrick at the Health Center at Galloway, 66 W. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call  609-748-9100 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The drop-off in Atlantic City is with Dennis Konzelman at the law office of Jeffrey R. Wilson, 706 N. Ohio Avenue. Call 609-214-6381 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Beacon Church moving ever upward with basketball program

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:24 am

Jocelyn Nadal, 6, waves her pom poms. Jocelyn Nadal, 6, waves her pom poms.

GALLOWAY – Upward Sports is a national Christian faith-based organization that started as a single-church basketball league.

In New Jersey it has similar roots and the league still operates where it originated in this state at Beacon Evangelical Free Church here.

“Last year we had 189 kids in the program,” said Keri Nadal, who is a league director along with her husband, Justin. “We hope to expand. I’d be delighted to see more than 200 children register.”

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Galloway school transition to Common Core standards nears completion

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:18 am

Galloway school transition to Common Core standards nears completion Galloway school transition to Common Core standards nears completion GALLOWAY – The township public school district has nearly completed its transition to Common Core State Standards-Partnership for the Assessment of College and Careers, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto told members of the Board of Education and the public Monday, Oct. 20.

“I want everyone to understand: these standards drive curriculum,” Giaquinto said at a school board meeting at Galloway Township Middle School, 100 Reeds Road.

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Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:14 am

Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

MAYS LANDING – A former Egg Harbor City police detective pled guilty Tuesday, Oct. 21 to official misconduct for exploiting his position as a police officer in order to engage in sexual conduct with several women, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, Steven Hadley, 31, of Port Republic, was charged with four counts of second-degree official misconduct.

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Absegami Interactors volunteer at MS bike ride

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Written by TAHIDUL RIDOY Tuesday, October 21, 2014 02:36 pm

From left, Absegami High School Interactors Sabrina Lam, Eric Choi, and ChaeRin Ryu  are organizing bikers’ luggage. / Jeremy Muniz From left, Absegami High School Interactors Sabrina Lam, Eric Choi, and ChaeRin Ryu are organizing bikers’ luggage. / Jeremy Muniz Absegami High School’s Interact Club volunteered at the annual Ocean City Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, an event dedicated to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Eight Interact Club volunteers gave up their time Saturday, Sept. 27, to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Greater Delaware Valley Chapter run a smooth, rewarding event for everyone involved.

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Galloway-Port Republic People in the News, Edition of Oct. 23, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:08 am

DiAnne C. Gove DiAnne C. Gove

Gove joins Alzheimer’s study commission

Ninth District Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of Long Beach Township has been named to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission.  The Commission, which was proposed by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Chapter of New Jersey, was established through legislation authored by Gove and her district colleagues Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Sen. Christopher J. Connors.  Connors also serves on the commission.

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Bands join Absegami’s Indian Summer

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, October 20, 2014 01:11 pm

Volunteers Becky Lincoln, Debbie Townsend, novelty chairperson Louise Smith and Julia Gosevska sell pins with photos of Marching Braves members at the Indian Summer Band Festival Saturday Oct. 18 at the Absegami High School football field. Volunteers Becky Lincoln, Debbie Townsend, novelty chairperson Louise Smith and Julia Gosevska sell pins with photos of Marching Braves members at the Indian Summer Band Festival Saturday Oct. 18 at the Absegami High School football field.

Five New Jersey high school marching bands and judges from all over the country traveled to Absegami High School for the 33rd annual Indian Summer Band Competition Saturday Oct. 18 at the football field.

The Absegami Marching Braves, 2013 National Champions in their group, hosted the event with student and parent volunteers on hand to set up, sell refreshments and guide the visitors from other schools.

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None for the road

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Written by SHELBY WESSNER Monday, October 20, 2014 12:51 pm

Capt. Christopher Doyle warns drivers about upcoming anti-alcohol agenda. / Shelby Wessner Capt. Christopher Doyle warns drivers about upcoming anti-alcohol agenda. / Shelby Wessner Galloway Police Capt. Christopher Doyle was at the Tuesday, Oct. 13 Township Council meeting to praise the success of maintaining Friday, Oct. 10 as a day without any motor vehicle fatalities in the state.

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Where’s the beef?

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, October 20, 2014 12:12 pm

Port Republic firefighter Gene Hawn, left, and Fire Chief John Yochim prepare for the crowds Saturday, Oct. 18. /  Shelby Wessner Port Republic firefighter Gene Hawn, left, and Fire Chief John Yochim prepare for the crowds Saturday, Oct. 18. / Shelby Wessner As usual on the third Saturday in October, the roast beef dinner was at the Port Republic Firehouse on Blakes Lane.

“We hold these every third Saturday in May and October,” firefighter Gene Hawn said. “This was one of our better Octobers. We sold over 900 roast beef dinners.”

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Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Saturday, October 18, 2014 08:46 am

Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession GALLOWAY – A 32-year-old local man was arrested Friday after an alleged luring incident involving a juvenile female victim Tuesday, Oct. 14.

On Friday, Oct. 17, Javier Baquero was arrested by the Galloway Township Police Department for luring and possession of a prohibited device (stun gun) following an incident in the 100 block of Willow Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 14 involving a juvenile female victim.

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Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 5-11, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, October 18, 2014 08:19 am

Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 5-11, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 5-11, 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 Oct. 5-11 Galloway police answered 822 calls for service. Officers made 26 arrests, and issued 70 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 25 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 12 medical assists and 23 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:55 am

2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital 2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital

GALLOWAY – The driver of a vehicle that overturned twice after being hit by another car on Smith Bowen Road was hospitalized Thursday, Oct. 16, police said.

Ronald Poirier, 51, of the Leeds Point section of the township, was treated by AtlantiCare medics and Galloway EMS and then taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus in Atlantic City for “serious non-life threatening injuries” after the 8:50 a.m. accident at the intersection of Leeds Point and Smith Bowen roads.

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