• Submitted/Brianna Ross of Galloway

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Galloway woman was charged with endangering the welfare of her child and drug offenses after police found heroin and hypodermic needles the same car as her 5-month-old son.

     Brianna Ross, 25, was arrested after police responded to a call around 11:17 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in which the caller claimed a woman was possibly under the influence of drugs while parked at the English Creek Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

  • Today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather Service that has issued a warning for high risk of rip currents for today./NWSToday, Wednesday, Aug. 6, may be a dangerous day to go into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Weather…

  • Melissa Millard and her family (L to R) 3-year-old twins Mason and Mackenzie and Parker, 4, all of Galloway enjoy Galloway's National Night Out on Aug. 5.GALLOWAY- Whether it was the oohs or the ahs while watching in amazement as a helicopter scooped water out of Patriot Lake, hovered and circled, or the huge smiles on the faces of them while taking a ride on a precious pony, children and their families had a great time at National Night Out on a picture perfect, breezy, warm night Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    “We come out every year. It's…

  • Snacking on candy apples and funnel cake are, from left, Jack Cowan, 7; Eric Cowan, 9; Billy Sproule, 11; and Trevor Cowan, 11; all of Galloway. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Carnival had families lined up for rides even during a period of rain Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Municipal Complex on Jimmy Leeds Road.

    The festivities, held Thursday through Saturday night, also hosted games, prizes, and plenty of…

  • The Port StorePORT REPUBLIC– The Port Store was more than just a general store. It was really a cultural center of this tiny town, where people could catch up on the local news, gossip and munch on the best subs around.

    But after 35 years, the owners decided to close its doors, Sunday, Aug. 3.

  • Mara Justine Platt on America’s Got Talent GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with two phenomenal and powerful singing performances, did it yet again, Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    The results, which aired at the end of the 9 p.m. episode of “AGT” on NBC, the following night, Wednesday night, Aug. 6, revealed that Platt was one of five performers out of 12, who made it through to the semifinal rounds.

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Letter: Beware of the paranoids

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, July 12, 2014 04:34 pm

Beware of the paranoids Beware of the paranoids To the editor:

I was reading a book titled, “The Paranoid” by David Swanson, M.D., et al. This book was written in 1970. It is the most complete analysis of this subject written for laymen that I have been able to find to date; it seems that very little new work has been done in this field.

One major part of the paranoid character is that “the paranoid’s omnipresent anger and the indigent conviction that he is correct take precedence over knowledge of potential risk.” 

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Stockton student dies in Colorado crash

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 04:21 pm

Carly Sansone Carly Sansone A Richard Stockton College sophomore who played volleyball for the college was among three people who died when their car careened off an embankment in Colorado on Saturday, July 5.

Carly Sansone and three others were riding in a vehicle headed south on Colorado Highway 145 near Ophir, about 6 miles south of Telluride.

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Galloway firefighters put out three blazes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 12:13 pm

fire-dept-galloway GALLOWAY– Police and fire personnel responded to two structure fires on 1st Avenue caused by lighting strikes and a stove fire on Snow Mass Ct. Thursday, July 10, Police Sgt. Donna Higbee said in a release.

Emergency personnel responded to the 600 block of 1st Avenue at 10:07 a.m. for reported fires/smell of smoke. The fires were extinguished and the street was shut down for several hours while South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric and NJ American Water company personnel assessed the conditions.

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Parade grand marshal Rocky Gannon celebrates a wonderful life

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, July 09, 2014 03:21 pm

GALLOWAY – Rocky Gannon is one of a very few who can say he has fulfilled his dreams.

He wanted to fly planes, and he did more than that, becoming a highly decorated military pilot who began his career at just 17 years old during World War II in the Army Air Force.

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Paving the way for Great Creek Road

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 08, 2014 04:26 pm

GALLOWAY – The Great Creek Road Pedestrian Improvement Project began Tuesday, July 8, and in four weeks residents can expect to see sidewalks and curbing along the road to create a safer area for children to ride their bikes and walk to and from school.

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Galloway Police Blotter June 22-28, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, July 08, 2014 04:15 pm

Galloway Police Blotter June 22-28, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter June 22-28, 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 June 22-28 Galloway police answered 862 calls for service. Officers made 26 arrests, and issued 60 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents, 15 domestic complaints, 95 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

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Sidewalk project begins at Great Creek: traffic may be impacted

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:33 pm

GALLOWAY– Work began Monday, July 7 on the Great Creek Road Pedestrian Improvement Project. The work will be on Great Creek Road between Elaine Drive and Wrangleboro Road.

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Mays Landing man charged with child endangerment

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 12:47 pm

galloway-police GALLOWAY - A Mays Landing man was arrested and charged with endangerment and drug charges July 5 for allegedly driving his vehicle erratically with two young children inside, Det. Sgt. Donna Higbee said in a press release.

Paul Dessicino, 30, was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment/neglect, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, namely heroin, and reckless driving.

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Letter: Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner

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Written by Jim Gorman Sunday, July 06, 2014 03:22 pm

Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner Push for Route 30 interchange needed sooner To the editor:

The State of New Jersey has given us the run-around on a full Garden State Parkway interchange on Route 30 for decades, despite the economic and public safety benefits it would provide to the residents of Galloway, Absecon, and the barrier islands. Ever since I've been on council, I've urged the Turnpike Authority to pursue an interchange, but to no avail.

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Letter: Voting should be required by law

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Sunday, July 06, 2014 03:11 pm

Voting should be required by law Voting should be required by law To the editor:

In a democracy, it is the responsibility of every adult citizen to vote.  We require folks with potential tax liability to file returns, don’t we?  Is voting not as important as paying taxes? Furthermore, all efforts to suppress voting must be aggressively thwarted.

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With Galloway's July 4 parade canceled, planners look ahead to 2015

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Friday, July 04, 2014 10:59 am

GALLOWAY- Parade organizers decided at 9 a.m., the start time for the 15th annual July 4 parade, to cancel, as rain pelted the roadways and flooded the streets.

“We didn't cancel because of the rain,” Rich Maxwell, the parade organizer said. “The streets were flooded and we didn't want anyone to march in the rain. We are always concerned about the safety and welfare of the participants.”

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Galloway-based crime family member found guilty of racketeering

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 05:21 pm

Nicodemo S. Scarfo and an associate were convicted of ‘looting a publicly traded company to benefit their criminal enterprise’

CAMDEN – A member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family and two Texas brothers were convicted today (Thursday, July 3) of racketeering and other charges after a six-month trial.

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CODE RED leads to safe return of infant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 04:36 pm

GALLOWAY– A CODE RED notification led to the safe return of a child whose non-custodial parent took her July 3, police said. Police received a report Thursday at 10:30 a.m. of a 15-month-old female taken against court order by her non-custodial parent.

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Bill to Boost Tourism at NJ wineries now law

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:26 am

TRENTON– Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Celeste M. Riley and Paul D. Moriarty to promote agricultural tourism in New Jersey was signed into law Wednesday, July 2.

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Juneteenth Celebration honors military

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 01, 2014 04:16 pm

Submitted / Rev. Gary Melton addresses the Juneteenth Celebration. Submitted / Rev. Gary Melton addresses the Juneteenth Celebration. GALLOWAY– Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

It was on June 19, 1865 that Union Soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863.

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Organizers won’t let wet forecast rain on their parade

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:48 pm

GALLOWAY– Parade organizers are not letting the threat of showers rain on their parade.

“We are determined to make sure this parade goes on,” said Rich Maxwell, parade organizer on Tuesday, July 1.

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