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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 09:46 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 09:19 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 12:55 pm

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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Breast health event mixes mammograms and fun

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

GALLOWAY – Most women don’t associate mammograms with fun, but Girls Night Out 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Atlantic Medical Imaging seeks to change that.

Held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month at AMI’s Galloway office, 44 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, the breast health event incorporates pampering, socializing, food and drink.

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Police didn’t bomb in handling of incidents

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:16 pm

Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School Superintendent John Keenan thanks township for its handling of bomb scares. Galloway Mayor Don Purdy, left, prepares to join in praise of the Police Department. / Shelby Wessner Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School Superintendent John Keenan thanks township for its handling of bomb scares. Galloway Mayor Don Purdy, left, prepares to join in praise of the Police Department. / Shelby Wessner First-year Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School Superintendent John Keenan attended the Tuesday, Oct. 14 Galloway Township Council meeting to praise the community’s first responders during two recent bomb reports at Absegami High School and thank the municipality for its cooperation.

“We are indebted to the Police Department,” Keenan said. “We feel very safe.”

 

Galloway officials hail signs of economic growth

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:57 am

Galloway officials hail signs of economic growth Galloway officials hail signs of economic growth

GALLOWAY – Officials hailed signs that the municipality’s recession is over at the Tuesday, Oct. 14 Township Council meeting.

“The return of ratables didn’t just happen,” Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola said. “We planted the seeds through the Economic Development Committee. This started years ago.”

He said it was an attitude that had to get out to the public and to potential business partners.

“Our message is that Galloway Township is going to be open for business,” Coppola said. “Galloway Township is encouraging development.”

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Green day

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:20 am

Eileen Corless, center, of Hazlet and her sister-in-law Mary Corless of Middletown don their purchases from vendor Anna Dennery Rodriguez of Philadelphia. Eileen Corless, center, of Hazlet and her sister-in-law Mary Corless of Middletown don their purchases from vendor Anna Dennery Rodriguez of Philadelphia.  Though the sky was grey Saturday Oct. 11, Historic Smithville in Galloway was looking green for the annual Irish Festival. Sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Cape May County Division 2, the event continued Sunday, for two days of food, beer, Irish dancing and musical entertainment. Admission was free, and vendors lined up their tents selling hats, kilts, jewelry and crafts. Adults got a taste of Ireland with shepherd’s pie and Irish cider, while activities for children included pony rides, sand art and face painting.  

Photos by Chelsea White

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Fundraiser Saturday to benefit 3 young surviving children

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:41 am

Samantha Brenner Samantha Brenner

GALLOWAY – Samantha Brenner of Mays Landing was 26 when she gave birth to her third child on the Fourth of July.

Two months and 20 days later, Brenner was dead – despite heroic efforts to restore her from septic shock.

Brenner, a longtime waitress and then manager at Ruby Tuesdays in Hamilton Mall, had formerly worked at Palace on the River in Mays Landing and Rainforest Cafe.

Her parents, Gary and Debra Brenner, who she lived with, are now caring for newborn Shyla, 22-month-old Daniel and 7-year-old Damian – definitely not part of their retirement planning.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 16, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 09:47 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 16, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 16, 2014  College application help available

The Absegami High school guidance department is sponsoring a series of three workshops to help Absegami seniors complete their college applications in a timely manner. Called “Get It Done!” the workshops will allow Absegami counselors to meet with seniors and answer application questions. Each workshop is 2:45-5:45 p.m. in the Absegami library. The dates are Thursday, Oct. 16; Thursday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Dec. 4. Parents may attend when accompanied by their student. Call Jo-Ann Scarlett, Absegami Guidance Office, at 609-404-2014 for details.

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Crafts Marketplace set Nov. 1 and 2 at Noyes Museum

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Written by STAFF Monday, October 13, 2014 02:10 pm

Crafts Marketplace set Nov. 1 and 2 at Noyes Museum Crafts Marketplace set Nov. 1 and 2 at Noyes Museum

GALLOWAY – The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College will hold its annual Crafts Marketplace 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Museum on Lily Lake Road. 

The two-day juried event features goods handcrafted by regional artisans. 

Shop for items including handmade jewelry, ceramics, wood, photography, prints, paintings, baskets, knit items, home goods and décor.

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Fire safety visit at Assumption

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 11:00 am

Trucks from Bayview, Oceanville and Pomona volunteer fire companies provided students a first-hand look at the equipment used by firefighters when called to an emergency. Trucks from Bayview, Oceanville and Pomona volunteer fire companies provided students a first-hand look at the equipment used by firefighters when called to an emergency. GALLOWAY - Galloway fire companies stopped by Assumption Regional Catholic School Friday, Oct. 10, to help promote fire safety awareness. The department brought several fire trucks and ambulances to the school for the Fire Prevention Week demonstration.

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Stockton recognizes 8 professionals

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Written by STAFF Monday, October 13, 2014 10:53 am

Stockton honors eight for professional achievement Stockton honors eight for professional achievement GALLOWAY – Eight Richard Stockton College graduates received professional achievement awards at ceremonies Sunday, Oct. 12 in the Campus Center as part of homecoming weekend.

Honorees are selected based on professional achievement, industry awards, special recognition received, and service to Stockton and the community. One recipient was selected from each of the Stockton’s eight schools. 

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Letter: Quarantine is the only way to contain Ebola

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Quarantine is the only way to contain Ebola Letter: Quarantine is the only way to contain Ebola To the editor:

This is in reference to allowing fatal contagious diseases into the country.

I don’t believe that any country has ever allowed a contagious, fatal disease into it, until now. Add to that, there is no known cure. At this time, there is the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, and Saudi Arabia is not allowing people in from certain countries, to prevent Ebola from spreading.

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Cabbie robbed during drop-off in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Saturday, October 11, 2014 03:52 pm

Cabbie robbed during drop-off in Galloway Cabbie robbed during drop-off in Galloway

GALLOWAY – A taxicab driver was robbed by two teenage females while he was making change after dropping them off near the intersection of Holly Brook and Hilltop drives Saturday night, Oct. 11, township police said.

The driver, a 28-year-old Egg Harbor Township man, was robbed outside a residence at 8:51 p.m. after driving the teens to Galloway from Atlantic City, according to police.

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School board special meeting in Port Republic

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 03:31 pm

Port Republic spsecial meeting Port Republic spsecial meeting

PORT REPUBLC – The Port Republic Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 to consider a resolution to approve reports that are due by Oct. 15.

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Galloway schools taking precautions against the enterovirus

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Written by Annette C. Giaquinto Friday, October 10, 2014 01:19 pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a copy of an Oct. 6 letter to Galloway Township School District parents and guardians, from Annette Giaquinto, superintendent of schools:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope your child's/children's school year is off to a great start. As I am sure you are aware, there is much talk and media coverage about various contagious illnesses. The school district receives guidance and updates from the Division of Public Health and the Department of Education. The information is shared with pertinent staff and precautions are taken to ensure the well-being of all our students and staff.

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