• 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

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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.

Read more: Former Miss Teen Galloway Kaitlyn Sutton earns honors promoting Temple University

   

Mullica man, 28, dies when car hits tree in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, February 24, 2014 05:09 pm

Mullica man, 28, dies when car hits tree in Galloway Mullica man, 28, dies when car hits tree in Galloway

GALLOWAY – A 28-year-old Mullica Township man died Sunday Feb. 23 when he lost control of his car heading west on Duerer Street between Frankfurt and Berlin avenues and struck a large tree.

The weather was clear and dry shortly before 8 p.m. when Shane R. Gerson was driving a maroon, 1999 Oldsmobile sedan and left the road to his right.

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Absegami takes second at state forensics championship

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, February 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Nicholas Hathaway and Abby Cohen react to winning first place in musical pairs as Malia Monk and Isabelle Brown look on. Nicholas Hathaway and Abby Cohen react to winning first place in musical pairs as Malia Monk and Isabelle Brown look on.

GALLOWAY – The Absegami High School forensics team won second place at the New Jersey Drama and Forensics League State Championship at Raritan High School Saturday, Feb. 22 - winning five individual state championships and fielding nine other state finalists.

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Accidental fire at Galloway townhouse destroys end-unit residence

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Written by Dennis Sharpe Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:38 am

Dennis C. Sharpe photos/A townhouse in Blue Herron Pines in Galloway suffered severe damage from a Feb. 20 fire. Dennis C. Sharpe photos/A townhouse in Blue Herron Pines in Galloway suffered severe damage from a Feb. 20 fire.

GALLOWAY – An accidental mattress fire inside a residence in Blue Herron Pines apartments quickly spread into a fire that destroyed a townhouse and caved in the roof, Thursday, Feb. 20.

The volunteer fire companies of Germania and Pomona from the Galloway Township Fire Department were dispatched to Bally Bunyon Drive at the Blue Herron Pines Apartments at 3:45 a.m. after a caller reported a mattress fire inside the apartment. The apartment is an end unit of a two-story wood-frame townhouse.

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Be a part of ‘the guide’ in 2014

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, February 21, 2014 05:03 pm

If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community group, religious organization, social service or government agency, we would like to hear from you. If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community group, religious organization, social service or government agency, we would like to hear from you. The Current is seeking your input for the 2014 Galloway Absecon Community Guide scheduled for publication next month.

We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make the communities of Galloway and Absecon special places to live, work and raise a family.

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$2,000 writer’s scholarship available to Absegami seniors

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, February 21, 2014 01:10 pm

Last year’s writer’s Award winner Hasina Noory with former Absegami teacher Lynne Masto Silvestro. Last year’s writer’s Award winner Hasina Noory with former Absegami teacher Lynne Masto Silvestro.

GALLOWAY – The Masto/Silvestro Family Educational Foundation has announced its eighth annual $2,000 Writer’s Award for Absegami High School seniors.

To qualify, a student must submit a finely tuned portfolio of writings. Only portfolios submitted according to the stated requirements and transmitted electronically by midnight Wednesday, April 22 will be considered.

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Burglar alarm leads to Galloway resident's arrest on drug, assault charges

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, February 20, 2014 08:30 am

Burglar alarm leads to Galloway resident’s arrest on drug, assault charges Burglar alarm leads to Galloway resident’s arrest on drug, assault charges

GALLOWAY – A burglary investigation on Federal Court Wednesday, Feb. 19 will likely end up with the resident facing narcotics and assault charges in municipal court.

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Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 2-8, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:29 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 2-8, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 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 Feb. 2-8 Galloway police answered 728 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 52 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents, five domestic complaints, 82 medical assists and seven fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

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Galloway Scout’s Eagle project pinpoints enhancement to community garden

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:38 pm

Andrew Vekteris, left, and Ryan Maslowas rake the community garden. Andrew Vekteris, left, and Ryan Maslowas rake the community garden.

Ryan Maslowas has completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review and awaits officially receviing his Eagle rank from national Boy Scouts of America headquarters.

His court of honor will likely be around the end of May, when his sister, Nicole, will be home from college.

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Galloway-Port Republic Democratic clubs merge

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:12 pm

Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell speaks to Galloway-Port Republic Democrats. Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell speaks to Galloway-Port Republic Democrats.

GALLOWAY – The local Democratic Club has amended its bylaws to merge with Port Republic Democrats.

At its 2014 kickoff meeting Monday, Feb. 10 at Gourmet Italian Cuisine, club members unanimously approved the merger.

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Guests join celebration of new lambs at Port Republic folk art center

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Wednesday, February 19, 2014 09:52 am

From left, Mom, Meghan, and Lucas Jackson and grandmother Joy Hooper enjoy holding an eight-day-old lamb. All live in Port Republic. From left, Mom, Meghan, and Lucas Jackson and grandmother Joy Hooper enjoy holding an eight-day-old lamb. All live in Port Republic.

PORT REPUBLIC – Despite a record turnout in cold weather for the fourth annual Lamb Celebration Days at Swan Bay Folk Art Center and Farm, a third day has been scheduled: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.

“We had over 300 people – something like 350,” Niki Giberson said the day after the event, Tuesday, Feb. 18. “But people are calling and emailing that they weren’t able to get out and can we have another day.”

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