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Local group says human trafficking isn’t ‘Fair Trade’

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 07:15 pm

Tina Minnis of Ventnor is one of the founders of HEAAT. Tina Minnis of Ventnor is one of the founders of HEAAT. GALLOWAY – “Helping to Educate and Advocate Against Trafficking” had a place at the table Sunday, Nov. 16, when Richard Stockton College hosted its 10th annual Fair Trade International Gift Fair.

Instead of selling wares from mostly third-world countries with the idea of providing a fair price for those producing the products, Tina Minnis of Ventnor was working to eliminate a problem also often found in the poorest places on the planet – human trafficking.

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Mistletoe Mart draws crowd to Galloway church

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 06:19 pm

Charles Newkirk of Mays Landing and Patty Angjelo of Galloway sell chances for baskets and a quilt by Galloway’s Donna Taylor. Charles Newkirk of Mays Landing and Patty Angjelo of Galloway sell chances for baskets and a quilt by Galloway’s Donna Taylor. GALLOWAY – The icy kiss of winter was warmed a bit Saturday, Nov. 22 at the St. Mark and All Saints Church Mistletoe Mart.

“They’ve been holding them since before I came to the church,” said Winnie Gaupp who has be chairperson for the past 13 years. “Probably since the church opened 25 years ago.”

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Multiple disabilities classes prepare Thanksgiving Feast at Arthur Rann

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 05:26 pm

Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson. Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson. GALLOWAY – Some of the adult volunteers are as enthusiastic as the students.

“This is our fifth year,” township Emergency Management Services Operations Manager Chuck Uhl said. “We like it; it’s something we look forward to every single year.”

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Go Green Galloway seeks volunteers

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 04:49 pm

Go Green Galloway seeks volunteers Go Green Galloway seeks volunteers

The Task Force for a Sustainable Galloway - Go Green Galloway - is looking for volunteers to serve on several committees.

Help is needed on the Reusable Bag, Think Local First-Buy Local-Buy Fair,  Green Business Recognition, Green Tips, Sustainable Landscaping, Municipal Carbon Footprint, Sustainable Community Action Plan, Rain Garden Maintenance, Water Conservation, Green Building Policy-Green Building Education, Energy Efficiency and Greenfest 2015 committees.

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Absegami students prepare for Winter Dance Concert

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 24, 2014 11:42 am

From left are, in front, Linda Riad, Rachel Reyes, NaHema Moore, Shania Buster, Zaakirah Abdullah and Michelle Echeverry De La Hoz. In the middle row are Shannon Egnor, Carl'la Braithewaite-Amaro, Alexis Owens, Rosanna Merkel, Genesis Payne and Brandi Carty. In back are Margaret Cohen, Duy Tran, Lil Juliette Doumit, Mercy Harris, Coran Francis and Lauren Merkel. From left are, in front, Linda Riad, Rachel Reyes, NaHema Moore, Shania Buster, Zaakirah Abdullah and Michelle Echeverry De La Hoz. In the middle row are Shannon Egnor, Carl'la Braithewaite-Amaro, Alexis Owens, Rosanna Merkel, Genesis Payne and Brandi Carty. In back are Margaret Cohen, Duy Tran, Lil Juliette Doumit, Mercy Harris, Coran Francis and Lauren Merkel.

The Absegami High School Dance Department will hold its second Winter Dance Concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in the Absegami Performing Arts Center, Dolton Drive, Galloway.

It will feature dances choreographed by Annanda Carmody and the students in the Absegami High School Dance Department. All dances in the concert illustrate the students’ originality, creativity, and artistry through movement.

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Robin Hood hits a bulls-eye

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 11:23 am

Natalie Frantz and Nicholas Hathaway as Maid Marian and Robin Hood. Natalie Frantz and Nicholas Hathaway as Maid Marian and Robin Hood. The Emanon Players had audiences laughing out loud Friday-Sunday, Nov. 21-23 in the Absegami High School Performing Arts Center.

Robin Hood by Don Nigro is a comedic version of the familiar tale of the band of merry men in long-ago Sherwood Forest.

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Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 9-15, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 21, 2014 07:47 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 9-15, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 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 Nov. 9-15 Galloway police answered 904 calls for service. Officers made 24 arrests, and issued 76 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 23 motor vehicle accidents, seven domestic complaints, 86 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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A.C. inspector gets 5 years for accepting bribes

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 21, 2014 02:19 pm

Logan F. Holt Jr. Logan F. Holt Jr. GALLOWAY – A former Atlantic City Department of Licenses and Inspections inspector was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday, Nov. 21 for accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers.”

Logan F. Holt Jr., 55, of Galloway was sentenced to five years, including two years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson in Atlantic County.

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Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:10 am

Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment

GALLOWAY – Township Council has approved a redevelopment plan that helps clear the way for Railing Dynamics Inc. to relocate operations to the former Lenox site on Tilton Road.

“They created an ordinance allowing for improvements,” Township Planner Tiffany Cuviello told The Current Wednesday, Nov. 19. “RDI still needs to go to the Planning Board to get site plan approval.”

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Motorcyclists come through in the clutch for Galloway area hungry

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 18, 2014 04:08 pm

The Country Cruisers riding group with the associate pastor of Beacon Evangelical Free Church. From left are Steve Bolli Jr., Brie Truex, Clay Gallagher, Sue Bolli, Bobbi Loughlin, Henry Phillips, Jeri Bolli, Rev. Al Syvertsen and Steve Bolli Sr., aka the Knight. The Country Cruisers riding group with the associate pastor of Beacon Evangelical Free Church. From left are Steve Bolli Jr., Brie Truex, Clay Gallagher, Sue Bolli, Bobbi Loughlin, Henry Phillips, Jeri Bolli, Rev. Al Syvertsen and Steve Bolli Sr., aka the Knight.

GALLOWAY – The Country Cruisers motorcycle riding group brought a bunch of food and some clothing donations to Beacon Evangelical Free Church Saturday, Nov. 15.

“It’s a truckload and a carload,” said Steve Bolli, leader of the Cruisers.

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Assumption students earn monthly honors

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, November 18, 2014 03:03 pm

Assumption Regional Catholic School Students of the month proudly hold up certificates. Assumption Regional Catholic School students of the month proudly hold up certificates.

Assumption Regional Catholic School has announced the latest recipients of the student of the month awards. 

Honored at the school on Pitney Road in Galloway and congratulated before their fellow students were Giuliana Miconi  and Nicholas Giouzelis, pre-k; Gia Bella Santabarbara and Anthony Salvati, kindergarten; Tyler Batt and Chantal Sanchez, first grade; Catalina Lopez and Ian Mendoza, second grade; Natalie Brown and Reese Mason, third grade; Shane Houck and Emma O’Beirne, fourth grade; Brianna Marcelin and Andrea Vanderweilen, fifth grade; Vincent Coiro, sixth grade; Joshua Ungerer, seventh grade;  and Luke Ngo, eighth grade.

 

Assumption raffling a chance at $5,000

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, November 18, 2014 02:50 pm

Assumption raffling a chance at $5,000 Assumption raffling a chance at $5,000

Assumption Regional Catholic School is selling tickets for $100 each in its annual 50-50 raffle.

Only 200 tickets will be sold for the drawing Dec. 19 at the school’s Christmas Pageant at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Assumption Church.

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Santa’s Free Toyshop returns to Galloway

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, November 18, 2014 09:41 am

Kirsten Sullivan carries a bin full of donations to the basement of Reformation Lutheran Church in Galloway in a 2012 file photo. Kirsten Sullivan carries a bin full of donations to the basement of Reformation Lutheran Church in Galloway in a 2012 file photo. GALLOWAY – Santa’s Free Toyshop is gearing up for another year at Reformation Lutheran Church, Route 9 and Biscayne Avenue.

“The economy today has affected all of us, including those families already in need,” said Kirsten Sullivan, one of the coordinators. “Santa’s Free Toyshop, to benefit families in Galloway Township, is one way we can all help out. Please gather up new or gently-used baby items, holiday decorations, toys, puzzles, games, crafts, dolls, trucks, cars, etc.”

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Letter: Payroll tax is regressive

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Payroll tax is regressive Letter: Payroll tax is regressive To the editor:

Let’s propose a bipartisan tax reduction plan that makes dollars and sense.   

Currently, the ceiling on the employee portion of the FICA payroll tax is $17,000. In 2015 the ceiling rises to $118,500. Those who earn above the ceiling pay this tax on only a portion of their total earned income.

A CEO earning millions will only pay on a tiny fraction of his or her earnings, while an average worker pays on 100 percent of his or her earnings. Is this fair? Is it not glaringly regressive?

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Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 2-8, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 17, 2014 05:30 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 2-8, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 2-8, 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 Nov. 2-8 Galloway police answered 904 calls for service. Officers made 29 arrests, and issued 61 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 13 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 76 medical assists and 123 fire calls. They investigated five burglaries.

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Connors visits senior care center in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 17, 2014 12:04 pm

State Sen. Christopher J. Connors addresses group at Senior Care of Galloway. State Sen. Christopher J. Connors addresses group at Senior Care of Galloway. State Sen. Christopher J. Connors visited Senior Care of Galloway on at 76 W. Jimmie Leeds Road Monday, Nov. 10.

The 9th District senator spoke with residents and also served lunch.

   

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