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Absegami Interactors volunteer at MS bike ride

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Written by TAHIDUL RIDOY Tuesday, October 21, 2014 02:36 pm

From left, Absegami High School Interactors Sabrina Lam, Eric Choi, and ChaeRin Ryu  are organizing bikers’ luggage. / Jeremy Muniz From left, Absegami High School Interactors Sabrina Lam, Eric Choi, and ChaeRin Ryu are organizing bikers’ luggage. / Jeremy Muniz Absegami High School’s Interact Club volunteered at the annual Ocean City Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, an event dedicated to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Eight Interact Club volunteers gave up their time Saturday, Sept. 27, to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Greater Delaware Valley Chapter run a smooth, rewarding event for everyone involved.

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Galloway-Port Republic People in the News, Edition of Oct. 23, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:08 am

DiAnne C. Gove DiAnne C. Gove

Gove joins Alzheimer’s study commission

Ninth District Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of Long Beach Township has been named to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission.  The Commission, which was proposed by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Chapter of New Jersey, was established through legislation authored by Gove and her district colleagues Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Sen. Christopher J. Connors.  Connors also serves on the commission.

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Bands join Absegami’s Indian Summer

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, October 20, 2014 01:11 pm

Volunteers Becky Lincoln, Debbie Townsend, novelty chairperson Louise Smith and Julia Gosevska sell pins with photos of Marching Braves members at the Indian Summer Band Festival Saturday Oct. 18 at the Absegami High School football field. Volunteers Becky Lincoln, Debbie Townsend, novelty chairperson Louise Smith and Julia Gosevska sell pins with photos of Marching Braves members at the Indian Summer Band Festival Saturday Oct. 18 at the Absegami High School football field.

Five New Jersey high school marching bands and judges from all over the country traveled to Absegami High School for the 33rd annual Indian Summer Band Competition Saturday Oct. 18 at the football field.

The Absegami Marching Braves, 2013 National Champions in their group, hosted the event with student and parent volunteers on hand to set up, sell refreshments and guide the visitors from other schools.

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None for the road

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Written by SHELBY WESSNER Monday, October 20, 2014 12:51 pm

Capt. Christopher Doyle warns drivers about upcoming anti-alcohol agenda. / Shelby Wessner Capt. Christopher Doyle warns drivers about upcoming anti-alcohol agenda. / Shelby Wessner Galloway Police Capt. Christopher Doyle was at the Tuesday, Oct. 13 Township Council meeting to praise the success of maintaining Friday, Oct. 10 as a day without any motor vehicle fatalities in the state.

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Where’s the beef?

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, October 20, 2014 12:12 pm

Port Republic firefighter Gene Hawn, left, and Fire Chief John Yochim prepare for the crowds Saturday, Oct. 18. /  Shelby Wessner Port Republic firefighter Gene Hawn, left, and Fire Chief John Yochim prepare for the crowds Saturday, Oct. 18. / Shelby Wessner As usual on the third Saturday in October, the roast beef dinner was at the Port Republic Firehouse on Blakes Lane.

“We hold these every third Saturday in May and October,” firefighter Gene Hawn said. “This was one of our better Octobers. We sold over 900 roast beef dinners.”

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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 08:46 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 08:19 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 11:55 am

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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Police didn’t bomb in handling of incidents

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:16 am

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 10:57 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 10:20 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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Crafts Marketplace set Nov. 1 and 2 at Noyes Museum

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Written by STAFF Monday, October 13, 2014 01:10 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 10:00 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 09:53 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 Sunday, October 12, 2014 11:00 pm

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 02:52 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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