• LONGPORT – Egg Harbor Township officials came here to ask whether Longport is interested in annexing Seaview Harbor – which has filed a petition to secede from the township and join Longport – and the answer they received is that it’s too soon to say.

    At the borough’s March 19 meeting, Egg Harbor Township Administrator Peter Miller asked the Board of Commissioners to decide now if Longport would annex Seaview Harbor should its bid to secede succeed.

  • HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two Atlantic County men were found guilty in Superior Court Monday, March 17 in connection with the 2010 shooting death of an Egg Harbor City mother of two.

    On Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:14 a.m. detectives of the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to a report that a resident walking to his mailbox had discovered a body behind apartment buildings J and K of the Harbor City Apartments, located on Atlantic Avenue in Egg Harbor City.

  • Sophia Papastamelos of Sophia’s in Margate poses with her staff Maria Erhardt, Michelle Gaagliardi and Christina Dianantes.ATLANTIC CITY ­– Atlantic Cape Community College held its 31st annual Restaurant Gala at Bally’s Casino Hotel Thursday, March 13. The gala was attended by more than 800 friends of the Academy of Culinary Arts, which has provided the restaurant industry with quality chefs for as many years. The sumptuous offerings from 40 of the area’s best restaurants, fabulous music by FM and…

  • Northfield attorney specializing in elder law and former Linwood social worker stole victims' life savings, state says  

    TRENTON – A Northfield attorney and a Linwood woman who owns an in-home senior care company were arrested Wednesday, March 19 and charged with conspiring to steal millions from elderly clients.

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Barbara Lieberman, 62, of Northfield, an attorney specializing in elder law, and Jan Van Holt, 57, of Linwood, the owner of A Better Choice, a company that offered seniors “custom designed life care and legal financial planning,” conspired to prey on the elderly and…

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Absegami Project Read students get a taste of Uganda

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 09:33 pm

Guest speaker Jackie Sarner hands out samples of sweet bananas from Uganda, where she’s visited on behalf of Real Partners Uganda. Guest speaker Jackie Sarner hands out samples of sweet bananas from Uganda, where she’s visited on behalf of Real Partners Uganda.

Absegami High School’s Project Read committee got some first-hand information about Uganda from a guest speaker Wednesday Feb. 26.

Jackie Sarner visited the group, spearheaded by teacher Jaime Howey, as part of a school-wide celebration of African-American History Month Wednesday, Feb. 26.

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Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 23-March 1, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 06:09 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 23-March 1, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 23-March 1, 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 Feb. 23-March 1 Galloway police answered 831 calls for service. Officers made 27 arrests and issued 71 traffic summonses, including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 23 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 101 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 23-March 1, 2014

   

Fans join Port Republic Cubs for Pinewood Derby

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 04:43 pm

In front, from left, are Colin Ruckert, Dougie Golden, Joseph Weisbecker, Jack Parrish, Joseph Nuzzolo, Casey Winand and Ian Palzer. Behind them are Cubmaster George Whiteley, Dominick Rummler, Nicholas Whiteley, Zachary Whiteley, Andrew Weisbecker, Brady Walk, Jonathan Nass and Christian Vitrano. In front, from left, are Colin Ruckert, Dougie Golden, Joseph Weisbecker, Jack Parrish, Joseph Nuzzolo, Casey Winand and Ian Palzer. Behind them are Cubmaster George Whiteley, Dominick Rummler, Nicholas Whiteley, Zachary Whiteley, Andrew Weisbecker, Brady Walk, Jonathan Nass and Christian Vitrano.

Members of Port Republic Cub Scout Pack 21 held their annual Pinewood Derby at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Port Republic.

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AtlantiCare Arts and Healthcare Initiative celebrates senior participants

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 04:29 pm

Members of the Arts and Healthcare initiative photography group gather in the public art space at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus. Sean Fitzgerald of Absecon, center right, leads the class. Members of the Arts and Healthcare initiative photography group gather in the public art space at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus. Sean Fitzgerald of Absecon, center right, leads the class.

Eight local artists visited AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City Wednesday, Feb. 19 to see their photography on display in the public art space.

For some, it was the first time they had work publically displayed – or had even considered themselves artists.

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Galloway’s Megan England spearheads Atlantic City library program

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 12:24 pm

Galloway-Port Republic People in the News, Edition of March 13, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic People in the News, Edition of March 13, 2014

Teenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – will have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library this spring, thanks in large part to librarian Megan England of Galloway.

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Absegami joins Municipal Alliance to battle self-destructive behaviors

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 11:24 am

Billboard featuring Absegami High School activities on the White Horse Pike near Mannheim Avenue. Billboard featuring Absegami High School activities on the White Horse Pike near Mannheim Avenue.

Absegami High School guidance counselor Joe Monteleone worked with the Galloway Township Municipal Alliance to have a billboard featuring Absegami students’ activities and sports join the movement against self-destructive behaviors.

The billboard is just west of Mannheim Avenue on the White Horse Pike eastbound.

Photo Submitted by Julie Hazard

 

   

Atlantic County honors Absegami’s championship marching band

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 05, 2014 11:06 am

Absegami band members with Director Jonathan Porco are honored by Atlantic County Freeholders for winning their national championship. Absegami band members with Director Jonathan Porco are honored by Atlantic County Freeholders for winning their national championship.

The Atlantic County Board of Freeholders held its regular meeting in Galloway Tuesday, Feb. 25 and used the opportunity to honor the Absegami High School Marching Band which won both state and national top honors last fall.

 

Incollingo’s Marketplace opens at Smithville Town Center in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 04, 2014 01:27 pm

Shoppers line up for the first day at Incollingo’s Marketplace in the Smithville Town Center. Shoppers line up for the first day at Incollingo’s Marketplace in the Smithville Town Center.

GALLOWAY – A new supermarket – Incollingo’s Marketplace – opened Saturday, March 1 in the Smithville Town Center.

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Galloway principal out on leave

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 04, 2014 01:15 pm

Galloway principal out on leave Galloway principal out on leave

GALLOWAY – John Gibson, the principal at Arthur Rann Elementary School and Pomona Preschool, is out on leave from the school district.

Gibson left his post near the end of January.

He is out on what Superintendent Annette Giaquinto classified as “paid leave – other”

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Galloway Cubs ride Pinewood Derby cars into the 21st Century

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:47 am

Cub Scout Pack 76 Pinewood Derby racers of the day, in front from left, are Ben Schairer, Ayden Lam, Christian Schairer, Scott VanDaley, Bryce Ballard and Emmett Shellhorn. In the middle row are Braeden Myers, Chester Murphy and Alex Doan. In back are Adam Dammann, Ryan Manning, John Peabody, Michael Kaminski, Aidan Ballard, Cole Ballard and Gary Doan III. Cub Scout Pack 76 Pinewood Derby racers of the day, in front from left, are Ben Schairer, Ayden Lam, Christian Schairer, Scott VanDaley, Bryce Ballard and Emmett Shellhorn. In the middle row are Braeden Myers, Chester Murphy and Alex Doan. In back are Adam Dammann, Ryan Manning, John Peabody, Michael Kaminski, Aidan Ballard, Cole Ballard and Gary Doan III.

Galloway Cub Scout Pack 76 introduced a new timer and race management software bringing its annual Pinewood Derby officially into the 21st Century Sunday, March 2 at the Germania Volunteer Fire Company hall.

The top racers were Taylor Manning, Webelo II, first Place; Braeden Myers, Bear, second Place and Bryce Ballard, Webelo I, third Place.

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Galloway shuts down for impending snowstorm

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, March 02, 2014 11:22 pm

Galloway shutting down for impending snowstorm Galloway shutting down for impending snowstorm

Galloway Township Public Schools, Galloway Community Charter School, Absegami High School, Highland Academy, Pilgrim Academy and Assumption Regional Catholic School will all be closed Monday, March 3. All Richard Stockton College classroom locations will be closed. All Galloway municipal and Atlantic County offices will be closed.

Five to eight inches of snow is forecast for the municipality.

 

 

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 16-22, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, March 02, 2014 10:47 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 16-22, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 16-22, 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 Feb. 16-22 Galloway police answered 796 calls for service. Officers made 28 arrests, and issued 74 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 10 motor vehicle accidents, 11 domestic complaints, 104 medical assists and eight fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 16-22, 2014

   

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