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Absegami grad graduates from military training

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zacchaeus J. Muntazar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Muntazar completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

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UPDATE: Mara Justine Platt made it to 'AGT' finals

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Mara Justine Platt UPDATE- Mara Justine Platt made it to the finals with late results Wednesday night. She now competes against 11 other acts in the finals on America's Got Talent.

GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, was back on the stage for the semifinals Tuesday, Aug. 26 and did it again with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Breakaway.”

Platt’s performance started as not one of her best, sounding less polished than her others, but she brought it home by the end with judge’s and fans applauding in what “AGT” judge Heidi Klum called, “a breakout performance”.

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Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Joanna Westcott/Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition. Joanna Westcott/Galloway students receive certificates for Math League competition. GALLOWAY– Riley Cordero and Richard Price were on hand at the Aug. 25, Board of Education meeting at the Middle School to receive certificates honoring their participation in the 2014 New Jersey Regional Math League Competition.

Cordero and Price were on the seventh-grade team for the Middle School that was ranked No. 1 regionally.  

Congratulating the students were GTMS Principal Paula Junker, teacher/advisor Carol deRuyter, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto, and Board President Ernest Huggard.

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School begins in Port on Sept. 4 with interim superintendent

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:15 pm

PORT REPUBLIC– Port Republic School begins on Sept. 4 with an early dismissal. The following day is the first full day of school for the k-8 district.
The district approved Joetta Surace as interim superintendent to replace Kerri McGinley, who is going to the Atlantic County Special Services School District, school secretary Dorothy Krout said Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway

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Written by Vince Sinagria Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:29 pm

Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway To the editor:

My wife and I moved to Galloway about seven years ago and the taxes here have gone up every year and are now out of control.

I moved from Absecon, which also has high taxes, but they get services for the money. We don’t in Galloway.

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Galloway school board addresses angry taxpayers

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:37 am

Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25. Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25.

GALLOWAY – Angry taxpayers took their concerns over a 30 percent property tax increase to the school board Monday night, Aug. 25, at the Middle School on Reeds Road.

But after a budget presentation with figures that school officials said showed that the district spends less than others yet maintains solid services, taxpayers who went looking for answers left with as many questions as they had after the council meeting the week before.

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Absegami High School student recognized for academics

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

ATLANTA, GA– The National Society of High School Scholars recognized Absegami High School student Michael Stepinski from Galloway for academic excellence.

The society recognizes scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

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Here's a list of school start dates in the area

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 03:38 pm

Here is a list of start dates and times for the first days of school in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Galloway Township Public Schools and Assumption Regional Catholic School in Galloway.

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Letter: Time to cut government across the board

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Letter: Time to cut government across the board Letter: Time to cut government across the board To the editor:

I would like to suggest that the following items be considered regarding the local financial situation, not just in Galloway, but in the general area.

I would like to try a 1 percent, across-the-board cut in all government departments and for all employees. The next year do the same thing, but increase the cut to 2 percent, resulting in a 3 percent total drop in the cost of government.

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Galloway school administrators ready for the new school year

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:09 pm

GALLOWAY– Back to school is always an exciting time with parents making sure their children have what they need on the school checklist, and new teachers, students and curriculum bringing changes to the classroom.

At the Galloway Public Schools, new administrators are high on the list of what’s different this school year.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 2014

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Written by STAFF Thursday, August 21, 2014 02:09 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 10-16, 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 Aug. 10-16 Galloway police answered 718 calls for service. Officers made 28 arrests, and issued 69 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents, seven domestic complaints, nine medical assists and 11 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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Galloway superintendent says busy summer has schools ready for upcoming year

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:18 pm

GALLOWAY – Staff training, technology upgrades, and roof repairs are just some of the improvements that have been under way throughout the summer to get ready for the new year at Galloway Township Public Schools, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto said.

“The district is pleased with the active participation of our staff in summer professional development and curriculum work, as well as the facilities and other work that is being completed,” Giaquinto said Monday, Aug. 18.

Examples of instructional and non-instructional highlights for the 2014-’15 school year include an increase of instructional technology with five iPads in every first-fifth grade classroom and laptop carts for every sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade team.

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Angry residents pack Galloway council meeting to protest 30 percent tax hike

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Written by MADELAINE VITALE Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:56 am

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GALLOWAY – Residents of the Four Seasons development and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills. And with the grace period ending today, Aug. 20, people had plenty to say during the Council meeting Tuesday night.

More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex. Many had to wait outside until others left.

But for those who were inside, their voices were definitely, sometimes loudly, heard.

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Galloway residents air grievances over taxes at standing room only council meeting

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Written by MADELAINE VITALE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:26 pm

GALLOWAY- Residents from the Four Seasons and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills.

And with the grace period ending tomorrow, people had plenty to say during a forum with Mayor Don Purdy answering questions.

More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex Tuesday night, Aug. 19.
Many had to wait outside until others left due to fire codes.

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Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions

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Written by Nick Russo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions To the editor:

Over the last several years, the residents of Galloway Township have patiently endured the rhetoric coming from our town council and previous town manager, Arch Liston, regarding the need to balance our budget by cutting $1.6 million in services and employees.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, August 19, 2014 09:22 am

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 3-9, 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 Aug. 3-9 Galloway police answered 800 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 85 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents, 13 domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 12 fire calls. They investigated six burglaries.

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