• MAYS LANDING – America has voted. Kelly Glover, a local woman who sang her heart out on “America’s Got Talent” was sent home last night after the results show named the top six acts in round two of the semifinal talent competition.

    According to the show website, Glover, 31, originally of Cranford, started her singing career at the Appolo Theater when she was 7 years old. She lives in Mays Landing now and is a food server at Applebee’s.

  • GALLOWAY – A skunk collected from the 200 block of Odessa Avenue in Galloway has been confirmed as the seventh case of rabies in Atlantic County this year, but the first found in Galloway, according to the county Division of Public Health. 

    This is the second rabies case found in a skunk. The other previous cases involved four raccoons and one fox.

  • GALLOWAY – An application to build a fast food restaurant at 8th Avenue and Jimmie Leeds Road originally scheduled to be heard tonight (Thursday, Sept. 4) has been postponed until Sept. 18 pending proper noticing of the hearing to the community. The application does, however, remain on the agenda for completeness review.

    The meeting agenda released this morning stated that Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union was scheduled to be heard on Phase II of its project. Requested is a minor subdivision and final site plan approval for at Block 982, Lot 24.03. Phase I was the credit union itself.

  • Submitted / Only corrugated cardboard and duct tape may be used to build the entries for the third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. PORT REPUBLIC – Creativity, luck, good humor, and friendly competition will all come together in Port Republic Saturday, Sept. 13 as the Port Republic Parent Teacher Society presents its third annual Cardboard Duct Tape Boat Regatta. 

    “If you are a master of duct tape engineering or can…

  • The Mom’s Beat: Play it safe and check your child’s device

    This week, there are headlines in nearly every news outlet about leaked nude pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence. What happens to adult celebrities is not really a concern of mine, but the startling uptick in the nude photos that pre-teens and teens are sharing willingly with their peers should be a concern for all of us.

    Surely most of these situations uncovered have been handled quietly among parents and the children or through…

  • Joanna Westcott / Arthur Rann Elementary School Assistant Principal Terrence O’Connor, left, and Principal Kevin McGloin after the challenge.Staff from the Arthur Rann Elementary School took the Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 28, nominating Arthur Rann parents and students, plus staff and teachers of the other district schools to also take part in the national fundraising and awareness campaign for ALS.

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Galloway remembers sacrifices of 9/11

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Written by Chelsea White Friday, September 12, 2014 01:35 pm

Chelsea White /  Master of ceremonies Howard Berchtold of the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company welcomes visitors to Patriot Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 11 for the 9/11 memorial observance. Chelsea White / Master of ceremonies Howard Berchtold of the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company welcomes visitors to Patriot Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 11 for the 9/11 memorial observance. GALLOWAY – As the sun set over Patriot Lake Thursday, Sept. 11, the community gathered for a memorial ceremony to honor the fallen rescue workers and civilians of the 9/11 tragedy.

Area fire, police and rescue units joined residents around the gazebo for the emotional night of prayer and song.

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Mara Justine’s final ‘AGT’ performance (VIDEO)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 05:14 pm

GALLOWAY – Galloway's Mara Justine was eliminated in Tuesday night’s "America's Got Talent" results show, even though her final performance was strong and something to appreciate.

The original broadcast had a technical problem that caused the viewing audience to hear an echo.

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Program announced for Salute to Our Veterans

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:15 am

The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway. The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway. GALLOWAY – The program has been announced for the 14th annual Salute to Our Veterans 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 636 S. New York Road - Route 9 - Galloway.

Guest speaker will be Coast Guard Lt. Matthew M. Kroll, a helicopter pilot serving at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Pomona.

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Back to School Nights start Sept. 11

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

The Arthur Ran Back to School Night is Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:45 p.m. / PARCC at 6:15 p.m. The Arthur Ran Back to School Night is Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:45 p.m. / PARCC at 6:15 p.m. GALLOWAY – The Galloway Township Public Schools have scheduled Back to School Nights beginning Thursday, Sept. 11.

Parents are advised that due to a change in Absegami's Back to School Night, Roland Rogers Elementary School has also changed its Back to School Night to Sept. 11.

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Early Galloway youth sports leader Pauline Stuckel dies at 81

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:24 am

Pauline Margaret Stuckel Pauline Margaret Stuckel

GALLOWAY – The township lost one of its early youth sports leaders when Pauline “Paulina” Margaret Stuckel, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Born Dec. 6, 1932 to Ethel and Henry Gabriel, she and her late husband, Emery "Buzzy" Stuckel, were instrumental having the family donate the land, now Gabriel Field, to the Galloway Township Athletic Association.

Stuckel died after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. 

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Reassessment company to answer questions at Galloway meeting

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:11 am

GALLOWAY – The public will have at least one more chance to weigh in on their tax assessments when the township government hosts a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium.

Featured will be a presentation by Vital Communications, the company that performed a recent township-wide reassessment. In addition the mayor and council, the tax assessor and tax collector will be there to answer questions, Township Manager Susan Jacobucci said at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 Township Council meeting.

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Planning Board scheduled to hear Burger King proposal Sept. 18

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, September 09, 2014 05:20 pm

GALLOWAY – A plan to build a Burger King behind the Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union on Jimmie Leeds Road is scheduled be heard by the Planning Board 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Municipal Building, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road.

JSFC, which operates an office at 326 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, wants to subdivide its property into three lots: one for the credit union, a second for the restaurant and third for the official/commercial complex.

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'America’s Got Talent’ viewing parties set in Galloway

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, September 09, 2014 01:37 pm

Mara Justine is scheduled to perform in the finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’ 9 p.m. tonight Tuesday, Sept. 9 on NBC. Mara Justine is scheduled to perform in the finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’ 9 p.m. tonight Tuesday, Sept. 9 on NBC. GALLOWAY – Those looking to show their support for Galloway’s own Mara Justine in her quest to win “America’s Got Talent” might want to stop by the Dubliner Irish Bar and Grill tonight and Wednesday, Sept. 9-10 where viewing parties have been announced.

The 12-year-old singer will be competing against 11 other acts in the finals, which will be broadcast on NBC starting at 9 p.m. tonight with a recap show 8 p.m.

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Changes under way at the Galloway library

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:24 am

James FitzPatrick / Today it’s an empty shelf, but soon this section of the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be part of a new “Teen Zone” section with collections aimed at young readers, according to Jane Stanwood, branch manager. James FitzPatrick / Today it’s an empty shelf, but soon this section of the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be part of a new “Teen Zone” section with collections aimed at young readers, according to Jane Stanwood, branch manager. GALLOWAY – In the entrance at the Galloway Branch of the Atlantic County Library stands a marble sculpture by renowned local sculptor John Gowdy. Titled "One Upon a Time," it depicts an open book, with the hand of child holding the left side and the hand of an adult holding the right – two generations reading together.

Providing service to many generations with varying needs is part of the challenging mission that must be met by the local library. And it is with that in mind that the Jimmie Leeds branch has been undergoing some improvements recently.

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A merry go-round

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Monday, September 08, 2014 04:05 pm


Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene.
 

Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene. Avery Zeeman, 1, of Elmer shows pure delight as she rides the carousel at Historic Smithville Sunday, Sept. 7 with her grandmother Dawn Fowler of Elmer. Fowler says she attends all the craft events at Smithville. Last weekend featured the Smithville Artwalk and Beard and Mustache Competition on the Village Greene. 

Photo by Joan Kostiuk

   

Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions

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Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions To the editor:

As the annual Miss America competition approaches and decades of tradition continue, one question comes to my mind: “Where are all the new traditions that Atlantic City will be remembered for?” I see so many people smile and reminisce about the Show Us Your Shoes Parade, the big final night and how they have loved the pageant since they were kids. These nostalgic memories make me question, however, if we will ever get any more wonderful traditions out of Atlantic City.

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Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 2014

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Written by STAFF Monday, September 08, 2014 01:50 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Aug. 24-30, 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. 24-30 Galloway police answered 942 calls for service. Officers made 35 arrests, and issued 97 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 26 motor vehicle accidents, nine domestic complaints, 101 medical assists and 19 fire calls. They investigated seven burglaries.

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Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive

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Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive To the editor:

Much concern has been voiced at town meetings about increases in property taxes. As a senior citizen on a fixed income, I feel these concerns are understandable, but let’s look at the problem from a different point of view. Has the cost of maintaining your home increased lately? Have your utility bills increased? Gas prices up? The schools, and their employees, are trying to cope with the same increases as the rest of us. There are six school buildings in Galloway to heat and maintain, and their utility and service bills increase just as yours and mine do.

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Ongoing Galloway event list

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Ongoing events in Galloway Ongoing events in Galloway Workshops at Galloway Senior Center

Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) will present one-hour weekly exercise workshops 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 18 at the Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike in Egg Harbor City. The cost is $5 per session, collected by the instructor. No mats needed; wear comfortable clothing. Register at www.stockton.edu/scosa; click on the Older Adult Education navigation link, or call 609-626-3591.

Art exhibit at Noyes Museum

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College will present “Anthony J. Rudisill: National Parks America’s Last Refuge,” a collection of 35 new paintings by the artist through Sept. 21. The museum is located at 733 Lily Lake Road in the Oceanville section of Galloway. Call 609-652-8848 or see www.noyesmuseum.org.

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Burglary suspect accused of assaulting officer, K-9 partner while resisting arrested

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:52 am

Burglary suspect accused of assaulting officer, K-9 partner while resisting arrested Burglary suspect accused of assaulting officer, K-9 partner while resisting arrested GALLOWAY – A 20-year-old man suspected of burglarizing several motor vehicles on Cos Cob Drive Friday morning, Sept. 5, allegedly assaulted a police officer and his K-9 partner when they attempted to arrest him, police said.

Police came into contact with Sampson Jenkins of Galloway when they were called to the 300 block of Cos Cob Drive at 4:16 a.m. for a report of a man burglarizing motor vehicles.

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Galloway schools take the Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEOS)

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, September 05, 2014 04:11 pm

GALLOWAY – Galloway Township has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a big way with the local schools and the chief of police among those going all out to support the nationwide campaign for the ALS Association.

To help you pick your favorite, and with the help of Joanna Westcott, communications officer for the Galloway Township Public Schools, The Galloway Current has compiled many of those videos in one place for your review.

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