• Toby

    Time for Toby

    Toby is a 7-year-old male shepherd/whippet mix. He was living happily with an older man who had a stroke and had to go into a nursing home where he will stay. Toby was relinquished by the man's family who was unable to keep him. He is a good boy, but a little timid at first. Please consider him for your family. Toby is spayed/neutered and up to date with routine shots.

  • Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville.ABSECON - Two residents were assaulted and threatened with being shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex…

  • A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

  • UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.

    GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”

    Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and…

  • Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25.

    GALLOWAY – Angry taxpayers took their concerns over a 30 percent property tax increase to the school board Monday night, Aug. 25, at the Middle School on Reeds Road.

    But after a budget presentation with figures…

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Galloway preteen wows again on "AGT"

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:14 am

 GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” during Judgment Week on the show, which aired Tuesday, July 22.

As part of her selection by “AGT,” Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of her next appearance.

Read more: Galloway preteen wows again on "AGT"

 

With demand for Stockton housing up, some students may be staying in hotels this fall

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:51 pm

GALLOWAY– Some students at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey may be heading to hotels – but it won’t be for a vacation.

With enrollment up, housing has become more and more scarce and school officials are looking to make alternative living arrangements available, should they be needed. The college recently published a request for bids for hotel accommodations for students.

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Great Creek project right on schedule

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:40 pm

GALLOWAY– When Hunter Greb arrives home after visiting his grandparents in Oregon a special treat will be waiting for him: sidewalks.

The 9-year-old will finally get to ride his bicycle safely down Great Creek Road.

Read more: Great Creek project right on schedule

 

‘New’ business administrator held the position before at GEHR

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:42 am

EGG HARBOR CITY– The Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District appointed a new school business administrator at its meeting Monday, July 21 at Cedar Creek High School.

Well, not really new. 

Read more: ‘New’ business administrator held the position before at GEHR

   

Galloway Police Blotter July 7-12, 2014

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Written by STAFF Monday, July 21, 2014 08:24 pm

Galloway Police Blotter July 7-12, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter July 7-12, 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 7-12 Galloway police answered 647 calls for service. Officers made 30 arrests, and issued 50 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 24 motor vehicle accidents, 14 domestic complaints, 35 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated one burglary.

Read more: Galloway Police Blotter July 7-12, 2014

 

Monmouth County family injured in one-car crash on GSP in Galloway

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, July 21, 2014 01:51 pm

GALLOWAY– State Police are investigating a one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 42 that sent a Monmouth County family to the hospital Sunday, State Police Captain Stephen Jones said Monday.

At 3:24 p.m. a Nissan Altima, driven by George Alexander, 59, of Marlboro, was traveling south on the parkway when he suffered a “medical issue, lost control of the vehicle and ran off to the left, struck a guardrail and the vehicle overturned,” Jones said.

Read more: Monmouth County family injured in one-car crash on GSP in Galloway

   

Atlantic County opens Nutrition site at Galloway Township Senior Center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 11:16 am

GALLOWAY– A new Atlantic County senior nutrition site is available to Atlantic County residents 60 years and older at the recently opened Galloway Township Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike.

The nutrition site provides recreational and social activities as well as a complimentary hot meal at lunch time. It is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There is no charge to attend; however, a $1 donation is suggested. Lunch reservations are required two days prior to attendance and can be made by calling (609) 241-0246.

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Galloway man sentenced to 3 years for defrauding timeshare owners

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, July 21, 2014 10:46 am

CAMDEN – A former employee of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC, was sentenced today, July 21, to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million in restitution for conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Eric Reilly, 34, of Galloway, previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.Reilly entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman, who also imposed the sentence in Camden federal court.

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Movie in the Park

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 11:29 am

GALLOWAY- A free outdoor showing of “The Lego Movie” will begin at dusk Friday, July 25 at the Galloway Municipal Complex.

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Work under way on several Galloway roads

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 02:27 pm

construction GALLOWAY – Beginning Tuesday, July 15, prep work was getting under way for road resurfacing on the following roads in the township.

Central Avenue (Route 50 to Cape May Avenue).

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Galloway Township, school district to hire two Class II officers

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:14 am

GALLOWAY – The Township Council approved hiring two Class II officers for the middle and elementary schools during its July 15 meeting.

Township Manager Susan Jacobucci told The Current that the governing body and the school district worked out an interlocal agreement to put two officers in the schools for the 2014-2015 school year. The district and the police department are finalizing the agreement. The special officers will rotate among the schools.

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Board of Education election petitions due to county clerk

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 04:33 pm

vote clipart GALLOWAY– The Galloway Township Board of Education has three seats up for election in November, each with a three-year term.

Individuals interested in becoming school board candidates must file a nominating petition with the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. Friday, July 28.

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GEHR welcomes new Superintendent

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:03 am

John Keenan HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – John Keenan barely unpacked his things before beginning another new adventure.

Not only did he move from the northern end of the state to the southern end, he also left the top post in one school district to lead another that is triple the size, with one day in between.

Read more: GEHR welcomes new Superintendent

 

Egg Harbor City pedestrian killed in Liepzig Ave. crash

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:41 am

GALLOWAY– A pedestrian who was struck and killed in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 16 on Leipzig Avenue, has been identified, police said in a release Wednesday night.

The victim is Steven M. Pierson, 32, of Egg Harbor City. 

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Letter: Galloway garden a source of pride

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Written by Leslie M. Saponare Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:43 pm

Submitted / Around the garden box from left are Dave Tolchin, Marion Amaroso, Paul Karafin and Sharon Kelly. Submitted / Around the garden box from left are Dave Tolchin, Marion Amaroso, Paul Karafin and Sharon Kelly. To the editor:

The residents are so proud of their hard work and dedication in their garden at Spring Village at Galloway.

What started out as an idea from a family member has turned into a thing of pride for the residents and the staff of Spring Village, located at 46 W. Jimmie Leeds Road.

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Man exposes himself to two teens

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 10:58 am

GALLOWAY– Police are investigating an incident Friday, July 11, in which a male in a vehicle on Route 9 pulled up next to two teenage girls and exposed himself, according to a press release issued Saturday.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. the teens, both 17-years-old, were walking on Route 9 (S. New York Road) in the area of the Fairway Villas at Seaview, when a suspicious vehicle pulled up next to them. The driver made several inappropriate comments to the victims and exposed himself, police said.

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