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Galloway school administrators ready for the new school year

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:09 pm

GALLOWAY– Back to school is always an exciting time with parents making sure their children have what they need on the school checklist, and new teachers, students and curriculum bringing changes to the classroom.

At the Galloway Public Schools, new administrators are high on the list of what’s different this school year.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 2014

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Written by STAFF Thursday, August 21, 2014 02:09 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 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. 10-16 Galloway police answered 718 calls for service. Officers made 28 arrests, and issued 69 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, seven domestic complaints, nine medical assists and 11 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Galloway superintendent says busy summer has schools ready for upcoming year

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:18 pm

GALLOWAY – Staff training, technology upgrades, and roof repairs are just some of the improvements that have been under way throughout the summer to get ready for the new year at Galloway Township Public Schools, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto said.

“The district is pleased with the active participation of our staff in summer professional development and curriculum work, as well as the facilities and other work that is being completed,” Giaquinto said Monday, Aug. 18.

Examples of instructional and non-instructional highlights for the 2014-’15 school year include an increase of instructional technology with five iPads in every first-fifth grade classroom and laptop carts for every sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade team.

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Angry residents pack Galloway council meeting to protest 30 percent tax hike

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Written by MADELAINE VITALE Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:56 am

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GALLOWAY – Residents of the Four Seasons development and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills. And with the grace period ending today, Aug. 20, people had plenty to say during the Council meeting Tuesday night.

More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex. Many had to wait outside until others left.

But for those who were inside, their voices were definitely, sometimes loudly, heard.

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Galloway residents air grievances over taxes at standing room only council meeting

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Written by MADELAINE VITALE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:26 pm

GALLOWAY- Residents from the Four Seasons and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills.

And with the grace period ending tomorrow, people had plenty to say during a forum with Mayor Don Purdy answering questions.

More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex Tuesday night, Aug. 19.
Many had to wait outside until others left due to fire codes.

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Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions

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Written by Nick Russo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions To the editor:

Over the last several years, the residents of Galloway Township have patiently endured the rhetoric coming from our town council and previous town manager, Arch Liston, regarding the need to balance our budget by cutting $1.6 million in services and employees.

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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.

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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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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. 

   

Galloway Public Schools summer learning program a success

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

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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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.

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