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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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Galloway schools taking precautions against the enterovirus

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Written by Annette C. Giaquinto Friday, October 10, 2014 12:19 pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a copy of an Oct. 6 letter to Galloway Township School District parents and guardians, from Annette Giaquinto, superintendent of schools:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope your child's/children's school year is off to a great start. As I am sure you are aware, there is much talk and media coverage about various contagious illnesses. The school district receives guidance and updates from the Division of Public Health and the Department of Education. The information is shared with pertinent staff and precautions are taken to ensure the well-being of all our students and staff.

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Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2014

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 09, 2014 02:32 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 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 Sept. 28-Oct. 4 Galloway police answered 819 calls for service. Officers made 36 arrests, and issued 60 traffic summonses. Officers responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents, eight domestic complaints, 90 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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DOT accepting bids on 6-mile Route 9 paving project

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Written by James FitzPatrick Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:53 pm

The state Department of Transportation is accepting bids this month on a project to repave nearly six miles of Route 9 from Meadowview Avenue in Absecon to the Garden State Parkway ramp in Port Republic.

Bidders have until 10 a.m. Oct. 23 to bid on the project, which calls for milling and repaving the northbound and the southbound lanes of travel from mileposts 46.49 to 52.4.

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Free guided tours offered Saturdays at Forsythe

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, October 07, 2014 03:21 pm

Submitted / Advance registration is recommended for the 12-seat electric bus. Call 609-652-1665 to sign up. Submitted / Advance registration is recommended for the 12-seat electric bus. Call 609-652-1665 to sign up. GALLOWAY – Free guided tours of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway are available 1 p.m. every Saturday.

The tour along Wildlife Drive lasts about 2½ hours and is conducted by volunteer naturalists and drivers from the Friends of Forsythe, a volunteer organization that supports the refuge.

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Guests gobble it up at Germania firehouse turkey dinner

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Written by Shelby Wessner Tuesday, October 07, 2014 08:47 am

Members of the Hall family help prepare the meal. From left are Nicholas, 10, Brian, 20, Matthew, 12, and David, 15. The family has been serving up Germania firehouse dinners since the event started in 1926./Shelby Wessner Members of the Hall family help prepare the meal. From left are Nicholas, 10, Brian, 20, Matthew, 12, and David, 15. The family has been serving up Germania firehouse dinners since the event started in 1926./Shelby Wessner Twice a year, Germania Volunteer Fire Company serves up turkey dinners. Saturday, Oct. 4, brought the hungry and happy to the fire station on Cologne Avenue in Galloway once again.

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Letter: A few casino execs get the gold mine; all others get the shaft

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 06, 2014 11:00 pm

Letter: A few casino execs get the gold mine; all others get the shaft Letter: A few casino execs get the gold mine; all others get the shaft To the editor:

The lead article in the Oct. 3 edition of the Atlantic City Press asserts $700,000 will be split among key Revel employees from proceeds of the casino’s sale. Meanwhile, thousands of laid-off employees are hoping for an extension to their unemployment benefits. A few folks get the gold mine while everybody else gets the shaft.

Furthermore, Taj Mahal muckamucks are threatening to close their casino if they are not allowed to trade union pension payments for 401(k) plans.

I guess it’s no pain for the execs, but lots of pain for the labor force that makes everything work.    

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Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 21-27, 2014

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Written by STAFF Monday, October 06, 2014 08:10 am

Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 21-27, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Sept. 21-27, 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 Sept. 21-27 Galloway police answered 764 calls for service. Officers made 24 arrests, and issued 75 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 20 motor vehicle accidents, 11 domestic complaints, 92 medical assists and 15 fire calls. They investigated seven burglaries.

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Police safety inspection at Absegami follows recent bomb threats

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, October 03, 2014 02:17 pm

Eleven K-9 officers inspected the entire building as well as all bags and school buses. Eleven K-9 officers inspected the entire building as well as all bags and school buses. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Township Police Department in cooperation from the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District conducted a safety inspection at Absegami High School Thursday morning.

Eleven K-9 officers inspected the entire building as well as all bags and school buses, with help from several outside agencies including the Atlantic City Police Department Bomb Squad.

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