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Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 09:14 am

Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

MAYS LANDING – A former Egg Harbor City police detective pled guilty Tuesday, Oct. 21 to official misconduct for exploiting his position as a police officer in order to engage in sexual conduct with several women, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, Steven Hadley, 31, of Port Republic, was charged with four counts of second-degree official misconduct.

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Absegami Interactors volunteer at MS bike ride

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Written by TAHIDUL RIDOY Tuesday, October 21, 2014 03:36 pm

From left, Absegami High School Interactors Sabrina Lam, Eric Choi, and ChaeRin Ryu  are organizing bikers’ luggage. / Jeremy Muniz From left, Absegami High School Interactors Sabrina Lam, Eric Choi, and ChaeRin Ryu are organizing bikers’ luggage. / Jeremy Muniz Absegami High School’s Interact Club volunteered at the annual Ocean City Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, an event dedicated to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Eight Interact Club volunteers gave up their time Saturday, Sept. 27, to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Greater Delaware Valley Chapter run a smooth, rewarding event for everyone involved.

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Galloway-Port Republic People in the News, Edition of Oct. 23, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:08 am

DiAnne C. Gove DiAnne C. Gove

Gove joins Alzheimer’s study commission

Ninth District Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of Long Beach Township has been named to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission.  The Commission, which was proposed by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Chapter of New Jersey, was established through legislation authored by Gove and her district colleagues Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Sen. Christopher J. Connors.  Connors also serves on the commission.

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Stockton Seaview time capsule to highlight 100th year celebration

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:15 am

Stockton Seaview time capsule to highlight 100th year celebration Stockton Seaview time capsule to highlight 100th year celebration

GALLOWAY –Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club’s year-long centennial celebration will culminate with a time capsule burial 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in front of the resort at 401 S. New York Road.

Dignitaries and others have been invited to attend a ceremony highlighted by remarks from Richard Stockton College President Dr. Herman Saatkamp; Andrew Dolce, founder of Dolce Hotels and Resorts which manages Seaview; and Andrew Stegen, Seaview general manager.

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Bands join Absegami’s Indian Summer

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, October 20, 2014 02:11 pm

Volunteers Becky Lincoln, Debbie Townsend, novelty chairperson Louise Smith and Julia Gosevska sell pins with photos of Marching Braves members at the Indian Summer Band Festival Saturday Oct. 18 at the Absegami High School football field. Volunteers Becky Lincoln, Debbie Townsend, novelty chairperson Louise Smith and Julia Gosevska sell pins with photos of Marching Braves members at the Indian Summer Band Festival Saturday Oct. 18 at the Absegami High School football field.

Five New Jersey high school marching bands and judges from all over the country traveled to Absegami High School for the 33rd annual Indian Summer Band Competition Saturday Oct. 18 at the football field.

The Absegami Marching Braves, 2013 National Champions in their group, hosted the event with student and parent volunteers on hand to set up, sell refreshments and guide the visitors from other schools.

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None for the road

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Written by SHELBY WESSNER Monday, October 20, 2014 01:51 pm

Capt. Christopher Doyle warns drivers about upcoming anti-alcohol agenda. / Shelby Wessner Capt. Christopher Doyle warns drivers about upcoming anti-alcohol agenda. / Shelby Wessner Galloway Police Capt. Christopher Doyle was at the Tuesday, Oct. 13 Township Council meeting to praise the success of maintaining Friday, Oct. 10 as a day without any motor vehicle fatalities in the state.

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Where’s the beef?

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, October 20, 2014 01:12 pm

Port Republic firefighter Gene Hawn, left, and Fire Chief John Yochim prepare for the crowds Saturday, Oct. 18. /  Shelby Wessner Port Republic firefighter Gene Hawn, left, and Fire Chief John Yochim prepare for the crowds Saturday, Oct. 18. / Shelby Wessner As usual on the third Saturday in October, the roast beef dinner was at the Port Republic Firehouse on Blakes Lane.

“We hold these every third Saturday in May and October,” firefighter Gene Hawn said. “This was one of our better Octobers. We sold over 900 roast beef dinners.”

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GAL library events – edition of Oct. 23, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:29 am

GAL library events – edition: 1023 GAL library events – edition: 1023

Furry Buddies at the library

Furry Buddies will be offered at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library 6:30 p.m. Mondays  Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Nov. 24, Dec. 8 and Dec. 22. Suggested for ages 6-14. Read a story to Cavan, Erin, or Freedom: therapy dogs who love sharing stories with children. Learn about the benefits of reading. Drop-ins welcome.

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Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Saturday, October 18, 2014 09:46 am

Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession GALLOWAY – A 32-year-old local man was arrested Friday after an alleged luring incident involving a juvenile female victim Tuesday, Oct. 14.

On Friday, Oct. 17, Javier Baquero was arrested by the Galloway Township Police Department for luring and possession of a prohibited device (stun gun) following an incident in the 100 block of Willow Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 14 involving a juvenile female victim.

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Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 5-11, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, October 18, 2014 09:19 am

Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 5-11, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 5-11, 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 Oct. 5-11 Galloway police answered 822 calls for service. Officers made 26 arrests, and issued 70 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 25 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 12 medical assists and 23 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:55 pm

2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital 2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital

GALLOWAY – The driver of a vehicle that overturned twice after being hit by another car on Smith Bowen Road was hospitalized Thursday, Oct. 16, police said.

Ronald Poirier, 51, of the Leeds Point section of the township, was treated by AtlantiCare medics and Galloway EMS and then taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus in Atlantic City for “serious non-life threatening injuries” after the 8:50 a.m. accident at the intersection of Leeds Point and Smith Bowen roads.

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Breast health event mixes mammograms and fun

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

GALLOWAY – Most women don’t associate mammograms with fun, but Girls Night Out 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Atlantic Medical Imaging seeks to change that.

Held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month at AMI’s Galloway office, 44 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, the breast health event incorporates pampering, socializing, food and drink.

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Police didn’t bomb in handling of incidents

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:16 pm

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 11:57 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 11:20 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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Fundraiser Saturday to benefit 3 young surviving children

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:41 am

Samantha Brenner Samantha Brenner

GALLOWAY – Samantha Brenner of Mays Landing was 26 when she gave birth to her third child on the Fourth of July.

Two months and 20 days later, Brenner was dead – despite heroic efforts to restore her from septic shock.

Brenner, a longtime waitress and then manager at Ruby Tuesdays in Hamilton Mall, had formerly worked at Palace on the River in Mays Landing and Rainforest Cafe.

Her parents, Gary and Debra Brenner, who she lived with, are now caring for newborn Shyla, 22-month-old Daniel and 7-year-old Damian – definitely not part of their retirement planning.

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