• 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…

  • Toby

    Time for Toby

    Toby is a 7-year-old male shepherd/whippet mix. He was living happily with an older man who had a stroke and had to go into a nursing home where he will stay. Toby was relinquished by the man's family who was unable to keep him. He is a good boy, but a little timid at first. Please consider him for your family. Toby is spayed/neutered and up to date with routine shots.

  • 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…

  • Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville.ABSECON - Two residents were assaulted and threatened with being shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex…

  • A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

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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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PTA Sponsors Back to School at Assumption Regional Catholic School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:48 am

GALLOWAY– Assumption Regional Catholic School PTA is sponsoring a Back to School Recess for families from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 at the Assumption School Media Center, 146 South Pitney Road.

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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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Stockton College to Make a Difference at 11th annual Day of Service Sept. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 03:57 pm

GALLOWAY– Faculty and staff from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will show their thanks for the $25.36 million that was raised for scholarships through the college’s “You Make the Difference” comprehensive fund-raising campaign on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Stockton’s 11th Annual Day of Service.

Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. on the college’s main Galloway campus in the Campus Center event room for a day of volunteerism that will help the region. Service projects take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Galloway campus and at local businesses and organizations in Atlantic and Cape May counties.  

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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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Galloway mayor takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 18, 2014 01:06 pm

Galloway Mayor Don Purdy takes the ice bucket challenge for ALS Galloway Mayor Don Purdy takes the ice bucket challenge for ALS GALLOWAY– Mayor Don Purdy walked out of his house with a bucket of ice water Sunday, Aug. 17 and poured it over his head. He wasn’t delirious. He did it as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Participants in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which began in July, have to donate $100 to ALS Association, or post a video within 24 hours of themselves getting a big splash of ice water dumped on his or her head.

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Galloway resident becomes Eagle Scout

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Monday, August 18, 2014 10:40 am

Terry reed /From left are Zach Monroe, Eric Kasunich, C.J. Reed, Collin Weiner (on the phone), Vince Licolli, Jacob Vedral, Dylan Caccamesi, and Ryan Kraemer. Terry Reed / From left are Zach Monroe, Eric Kasunich, C.J. Reed, Collin Weiner (on the phone), Vince Licolli, Jacob Vedral, Dylan Caccamesi, and Ryan Kraemer. GALLOWAY– A township resident became an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony conducted Aug. 7 at the Galloway Township Middle School.

Charles F. Reed V, 19, who goes by the nickname C.J., made Eagle Scout before friends, family, troop leaders and dignitaries.

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Kline Construction and Purdy Collision to host blood drive in Galloway

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 03:08 pm

GALLOWAY– Kline Construction and Purdy Collision will be hosting their 3rd annual blood drive.
The event will take place at Purdy Collision Center, 805 3rd Avenue from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Pomona Golf and Country Club on 'Restaurant Impossible' tonight

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 06:14 pm

Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan for the Pomona Golf and Country Club clubhouse. Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan for the Pomona Golf and Country Club clubhouse. GALLOWAY - The Pomona Golf and Country Club, 400 W. Moss Mill Road, is scheduled to be featured in tonight's episode of the Food Network series, "Restaurant Impossible."

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Gami media classes pay off for rising film director

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:21 pm

GALLOWAY – Katie Ennis loves a good ghost story.

But unlike some fans of the scary thrillers, the native of the Smithville section of the township and Absegami High School graduate, decided to take her obsession with ghostly tales to another level and make a movie.

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