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UPDATE: Mara Justine "AGT" results tonight

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Last Updated on Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:04 pm Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 06, 2014 02:36 pm

Mara Justine Platt on America’s Got Talent  GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with two phenomenal and powerful singing performances, did it yet again, Tuesday, Aug. 5.

The results, which aired at the end of the 9 p.m. episode of “AGT” on NBC, the following night, Wednesday night, Aug. 6, revealed that Platt was one of five performers out of 12, who made it through to the semifinal rounds.

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Galloway's National Night Out best ever (Slideshow)

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:05 am

Melissa Millard and her family (L to R) 3-year-old twins Mason and Mackenzie and Parker, 4, all of Galloway enjoy Galloway's National Night Out on Aug. 5. GALLOWAY- Whether it was the oohs or the ahs while watching in amazement as a helicopter scooped water out of Patriot Lake, hovered and circled, or the huge smiles on the faces of them while taking a ride on a precious pony, children and their families had a great time at National Night Out on a picture perfect, breezy, warm night Tuesday, Aug. 5.

“We come out every year. It's great for the community,” said Linda Calimer, while holding her granddaughter Mikayla Heath, 3, both of Galloway. “My sons are both police explorers. We never miss National Night Out.”

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Galloway Police Blotter July 20-26, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:23 pm

Galloway Police Blotter July 20-26, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter July 20-26, 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 20-26 Galloway police answered 834 calls for service. Officers made 38 arrests, and issued 55 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 13 motor vehicle accidents, 11 domestic complaints, 77 medical assists and nine fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

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Three BOE seats open: only two run in Galloway

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, August 05, 2014 02:01 pm

GALLOWAY– There are three, three-year seats open on the Galloway Township Board of Education in November, and only two people running, school officials said.
Incumbent School Board members Ernest D. Huggard and John Knorr are running for re-election to the board. School Board member George Schwenger chose not to seek re-election.

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Assumption School uniform exchange

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:46 am

GALLOWAY - Assumption Regional Catholic School will be hosting a Sale Day Event at the school at 146 S. Pitney Road in Galloway on Wednesday, Aug. 6 for Assumption School families!
Families are asked to sign-up for an appointment time for this event.

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Stockton raises funds for Hammonton High School students

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 04:50 pm

GALLOWAY - Residents, business people, alumni and others interested in the future of Hammonton are helping The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey raise $100,000 for a new scholarship fund dedicated to students who attend high school in Hammonton, according to a release from Stockton.

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Port Republic landmark closes

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 04, 2014 02:37 pm

The Port Store PORT REPUBLIC– The Port Store was more than just a general store. It was really a cultural center of this tiny town, where people could catch up on the local news, gossip and munch on the best subs around.

But after 35 years, the owners decided to close its doors, Sunday, Aug. 3.

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Galloway Township Carnival 2014 (Slideshow)

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, August 04, 2014 09:34 am

Snacking on candy apples and funnel cake are, from left, Jack Cowan, 7; Eric Cowan, 9; Billy Sproule, 11; and Trevor Cowan, 11; all of Galloway. Snacking on candy apples and funnel cake are, from left, Jack Cowan, 7; Eric Cowan, 9; Billy Sproule, 11; and Trevor Cowan, 11; all of Galloway. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Carnival had families lined up for rides even during a period of rain Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Municipal Complex on Jimmy Leeds Road.

The festivities, held Thursday through Saturday night, also hosted games, prizes, and plenty of treats.

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Galloway fireworks display rescheduled for Sept. 26 due to rain

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 02, 2014 02:10 pm

fireworks GALLOWAY – Due to the potential of inclement weather, the fireworks scheduled tonight after the Galloway Carnival have been postponed to Sept. 26, following the Galloway Movie In The Parks showing of “Frozen.”

 The carnival will still be open tonight.

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New Galloway tax bills reflect rate increase of 73.6 cents

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Friday, August 01, 2014 05:22 pm

GALLOWAY– When residents opened their mailboxes last week, they got an unwanted surprise in their tax bills – a 30 percent increase in their tax rate.

Township Manager Susan Jacobucci and Mayor Don Purdy explained to The Current on Thursday, July 31, the various reasons for it, but mostly they said, the overall decline in township property values is to blame.

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Galloway man arrested on drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 03:57 pm

GALLOWAY– A Galloway man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday, July 30 in the Club III housing complex, Sgt. Donna Higbee said in a release Thursday.

Galloway Township Police and members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Liberty Court resulting in the arrest of Sherwood Cross, 36, and ending a two-month investigation into the distribution of narcotics from a residence, police said.

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New owner promises jobs and business at former Lenox plant

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, July 29, 2014 02:07 pm

Jimmy DiNatale, new owner of old Lenox site on Tilton Road in Galloway. GALLOWAY– Jimmy DiNatale stands in the middle of the cavernous building of the old Lenox china manufacturing plant and can see he has a lot of work ahead of him.

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Stockton named greenest college

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:01 pm

GALLOWAY – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has been sleected as the Greenest College in New Jersey by College Prowler, which produces print guides and a website using reviews from students, parents and professionals, school officials said in a news release Tuesday, July 29.

College Prowler rates each school on a scale of 1 to 10, and defines the rankings by stating: “Green living is steadily becoming the norm. These days, schools boast a high number of LEED-certified facilities and sustainability initiatives.”

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10 things locals should do before summer's end

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:44 pm

10 things locals should do before summer’s end 10 things locals should do before summer’s end As August sneaks up on us, “Back to School” sales are hitting the stores and students are packing up their boxes, it can be difficult to utilize the last weeks of summer. 

1. Take a tourist day.

Treat yourself to a day of purely tourist activities. Go on the rides, go to the water park, eat a funnel cake, or whatever it is that you secretly wish you could enjoy the way tourists do. 

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Galloway Elks Lodge honors two

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 07:15 am

Jessica Fisher, assistant director at Galloway Community Charter School, displays a plaque she received for her work in the community. The plaque and a monetary gift were given to her by Elks Lodge  No. 2845 in June. v Rebekha Palmer, a fifth-grade grade student at Galloway Community Charter School, was honored on July 15 by Elks Lodge No. 2845 for being runner-up in the National Elks Association Drug Awareness Comic Book contest. She received a plaque as well as a proclamation from Senator Jeff Van Drew. Carmela Pogranicy, student activities chairperson, presented Rebekha with her plaque and proclamation. Rebekha Palmer, a fifth-grade grade student at Galloway Community Charter School, was honored on July 15 by Elks Lodge No. 2845 for being runner-up in the National Elks Association Drug Awareness Comic Book contest. She received a plaque as well as a proclamation from Senator Jeff Van Drew. Carmela Pogranicy, student activities chairperson, presented Rebekha with her plaque and proclamation. GALLOWAY –The Elks Lodge No. 2845 presented Jessica Fisher, the assistant director at Galloway Community Charter School, a plaque and monetary gift to show their appreciation for her outstanding ability to work with the community. This was presented to her at graduation night at the school.

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100-year-old Galloway woman still drives

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Written by BRIAN EDMINSTON Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 am

Galloway centenarian Mildred Ardito Galloway centenarian Mildred Ardito GALLOWAY  Born in Philadelphia on July 29, 1914, the day after World War I was declared by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Smithville resident Mildred Ardito has turned 100.

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