• Sophia Papastamelos of Sophia’s in Margate poses with her staff Maria Erhardt, Michelle Gaagliardi and Christina Dianantes.ATLANTIC CITY ­– Atlantic Cape Community College held its 31st annual Restaurant Gala at Bally’s Casino Hotel Thursday, March 13. The gala was attended by more than 800 friends of the Academy of Culinary Arts, which has provided the restaurant industry with quality chefs for as many years. The sumptuous offerings from 40 of the area’s best restaurants, fabulous music by FM and…

  • LONGPORT – Egg Harbor Township officials came here to ask whether Longport is interested in annexing Seaview Harbor – which has filed a petition to secede from the township and join Longport – and the answer they received is that it’s too soon to say.

    At the borough’s March 19 meeting, Egg Harbor Township Administrator Peter Miller asked the Board of Commissioners to decide now if Longport would annex Seaview Harbor should its bid to secede succeed.

  • HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two Atlantic County men were found guilty in Superior Court Monday, March 17 in connection with the 2010 shooting death of an Egg Harbor City mother of two.

    On Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:14 a.m. detectives of the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to a report that a resident walking to his mailbox had discovered a body behind apartment buildings J and K of the Harbor City Apartments, located on Atlantic Avenue in Egg Harbor City.

  • Northfield attorney specializing in elder law and former Linwood social worker stole victims' life savings, state says  

    TRENTON – A Northfield attorney and a Linwood woman who owns an in-home senior care company were arrested Wednesday, March 19 and charged with conspiring to steal millions from elderly clients.

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Barbara Lieberman, 62, of Northfield, an attorney specializing in elder law, and Jan Van Holt, 57, of Linwood, the owner of A Better Choice, a company that offered seniors “custom designed life care and legal financial planning,” conspired to prey on the elderly and…

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Galloway principal out on leave

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 04, 2014 01:15 pm

Galloway principal out on leave Galloway principal out on leave

GALLOWAY – John Gibson, the principal at Arthur Rann Elementary School and Pomona Preschool, is out on leave from the school district.

Gibson left his post near the end of January.

He is out on what Superintendent Annette Giaquinto classified as “paid leave – other”

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Galloway Cubs ride Pinewood Derby cars into the 21st Century

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:47 am

Cub Scout Pack 76 Pinewood Derby racers of the day, in front from left, are Ben Schairer, Ayden Lam, Christian Schairer, Scott VanDaley, Bryce Ballard and Emmett Shellhorn. In the middle row are Braeden Myers, Chester Murphy and Alex Doan. In back are Adam Dammann, Ryan Manning, John Peabody, Michael Kaminski, Aidan Ballard, Cole Ballard and Gary Doan III. Cub Scout Pack 76 Pinewood Derby racers of the day, in front from left, are Ben Schairer, Ayden Lam, Christian Schairer, Scott VanDaley, Bryce Ballard and Emmett Shellhorn. In the middle row are Braeden Myers, Chester Murphy and Alex Doan. In back are Adam Dammann, Ryan Manning, John Peabody, Michael Kaminski, Aidan Ballard, Cole Ballard and Gary Doan III.

Galloway Cub Scout Pack 76 introduced a new timer and race management software bringing its annual Pinewood Derby officially into the 21st Century Sunday, March 2 at the Germania Volunteer Fire Company hall.

The top racers were Taylor Manning, Webelo II, first Place; Braeden Myers, Bear, second Place and Bryce Ballard, Webelo I, third Place.

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Galloway shuts down for impending snowstorm

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, March 02, 2014 11:22 pm

Galloway shutting down for impending snowstorm Galloway shutting down for impending snowstorm

Galloway Township Public Schools, Galloway Community Charter School, Absegami High School, Highland Academy, Pilgrim Academy and Assumption Regional Catholic School will all be closed Monday, March 3. All Richard Stockton College classroom locations will be closed. All Galloway municipal and Atlantic County offices will be closed.

Five to eight inches of snow is forecast for the municipality.

 

 

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 16-22, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, March 02, 2014 10:47 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 16-22, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 16-22, 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 Feb. 16-22 Galloway police answered 796 calls for service. Officers made 28 arrests, and issued 74 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 10 motor vehicle accidents, 11 domestic complaints, 104 medical assists and eight fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Sunday, March 02, 2014 09:47 pm

Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off

Go green with pervious exterior surfaces.

Paved areas such as driveways, parking lots, and patios are considered impervious when they are paved with traditional asphalt or concrete.

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Native plants ready for orders in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, February 28, 2014 12:52 pm

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GALLOWAY – More than 50 varieties of native trees, shrubs and perennials are available for order in conjunction with the sixth annual Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore Native Plant Swap to be held Saturday, May 10.

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You never know where love will find you

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Written by JOAN CORBETT Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:11 am

Joan Corbett and Mike Sciullo marking a year together this March. Joan Corbett and Mike Sciullo marking a year together this March.

After 24 years of being single, I never dreamed I’d be struck by Cupid’s arrow. They say love happens when you least expect it, and I can truly attest to that. This is the story of how I met the love of my life after an ironic turn of events.

Once upon a time, I used to freelance for the Press of Atlantic City. In 1999, while a journalism student at Rowan, I wrote a profile of Trudy Burton, a volunteer at Bacharach. She was a former nurse there, and had lost her arm to cancer. Trudy and I instantly connected and have been friends ever since.

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New market to open at Smithville Town Center

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Written by NANETTE LOBIONDO GALLOWAY Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:40 pm

New market to open at Galloway's Smithville Town Center New market to open at Galloway's Smithville Town Center

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP ­– A grand opening is scheduled 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 1 for a new supermarket in Smithville Town Center.

Mario Incollingo and his partner Ray Parzyck are opening Incollingo’s Marketplace at the site of the former Smitty’s Super Foodtown, which closed last July.

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AtlantiCare breaks ground on $62.5 million project in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:32 am

Participating in groundbreaking for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus expansion are, from left, Galloway Mayor Don Purdy, and AtlantiCare executives Lori Herndon, Kenneth Steinberg and David Tilton. Participating in groundbreaking for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus expansion are, from left, Galloway Mayor Don Purdy, and AtlantiCare executives Lori Herndon, Kenneth Steinberg and David Tilton.

GALLOWAY – AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus broke ground Monday, Feb. 24 on a $62.5 million transformation and modernization project. The project, expected to be completed in 2016, will include a more than 35,000-square-foot expansion at the current front entrance, upgrades to the existing building, which opened in 1975, and other enhancements.

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Mark Voight named Absegami office aide of the month

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 25, 2014 02:08 pm

Absegami office aide of the month Mark Voight is flanked by main office secretary Susan Mesmer and Vice Principal Brian Aron. Absegami office aide of the month Mark Voight is flanked by main office secretary Susan Mesmer and Vice Principal Brian Aron.

Mark Voight has been named Absegami High School office aide of the month for January.

Voight was nominated by Vice Principal Brian Aron and main office secretary Susan Mesmer. Both said that when it comes to teamwork, Voight does it all.

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Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 9-15, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 25, 2014 01:41 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 9-15, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 9-15, 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 Feb. 9-15 Galloway police answered 765 calls for service. Officers made 18 arrests, and issued 42 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, three domestic complaints, 75 medical assists and 22 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Former Miss Teen Galloway Kaitlyn Sutton earns honors promoting Temple University

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, February 24, 2014 06:17 pm

From left in New York City are Galloway’s Kaitlyn Sutton, Temple University Director of Marketing Angela Palec, and Temple’s Sequence Head of the Public Relations Concentration Professor Gregg Feistman. From left in New York City are Galloway’s Kaitlyn Sutton, Temple University Director of Marketing Angela Palec, and Temple’s Sequence Head of the Public Relations Concentration Professor Gregg Feistman.

GALLOWAY – Absegami High School graduate and Temple University senior Kaitlyn Sutton was selected from all the students in Temple’s School of Communications and Theater to speak to an alumni group at the Alger House in Greenwich Village, New York City, along with the college’s top marketing people.

“A huge honor,” Sutton told The Current of her Tuesday Feb. 11 trip to the Big Apple for a program put together by the New York City Chapter of the Temple University Alumni Association.

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