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Salt truck driver loses control, overturns on ice

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 02, 2015 01:26 pm

GALLOWAY – Apparently, Monday morning’s icy and slippery conditions caused by overnight freezing rain were too much for a salt truck driver to navigate, police said.

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Be a part of ‘the guide’ in 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 09:38 am

The Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Galloway-Absecon Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make the communities of Galloway and Absecon special places to live, work and raise a family.
If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community group, religious organization, social service or government agency, we would like to hear from you. 

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Absecon telecommunications supervisor faces aggravated manslaughter charges in death of Galloway man

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, February 20, 2015 08:16 pm

GALLOWAY ­ _ A township man faces aggravated manslaughter charges after he was arrested Friday, Feb. 20 and charged in connection with a Feb. 6 crash that killed a man walking along Tilton Road, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

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Stockton board makes university status official

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 01:05 pm

Stockton board makes university status official Stockton board makes university status official GALLOWAY –  The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey officially became Stockton University following a vote by its board of trustees yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 18), making official a change that has been in the works for nearly two years.

“Since its founding in 1969, Stockton has had many names, but one consistent mission: excellence in teaching, dedication to learning, and a tradition of community service,” said Stockton President Herman Saatkamp. “In becoming a university, we honor those values while continuing our journey as an environment for excellence and a partner in New Jersey’s social and economic development.” 

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Zombie party comes to Galloway library

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 12:00 am

April Kachnic, age 11 of Galloway, poses with her zombie Barbie. April Kachnic, age 11 of Galloway, poses with her zombie Barbie. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway held an Eat Your Heart Out: Zombie Apocalypse Party Thursday, Feb.12 where kids made creepy crafts and ate gory snacks. To learn more about upcoming events at the library branch, see www.atlanticlibrary.org and click on Calendar of Events.

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University status approved for Stockton

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 13, 2015 05:23 pm

University status approved for Stockton University status approved for Stockton

According to a post on Stockton’s official Facebook page, the South Jersey institution was granted university status by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. A spokeswoman with the Office of Higher Education confirmed the status change on Friday. She said the decision was made earlier that day.

The post, made a 4:37 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 on Stockton's page, simply invites the public to attend a special celebration.

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2 with knives hold up Galloway gas station

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:08 pm

2 with knives hold up Galloway gas station 2 with knives hold up Galloway gas station GALLOWAY – Two men armed with knives reportedly held up a White Horse Pike gas station at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.

The armed robbery was at the Valero Gas Station, 261 West White Horse Pike in the Pomona section of the township. 

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GSP Interchange 41 to open Feb. 27 at Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:56 am

GSP Interchange 41 to open Feb. 27 at Jimmie Leeds Road GSP Interchange 41 to open Feb. 27 at Jimmie Leeds Road

GALLOWAY – The new Garden State Parkway interchange at Jimmie Leeds Road is scheduled to open in less than two weeks.

The township Office of Emergency Management said it received notification from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Tuesday, Feb. 10.

There will be no direct access between Jimmie Leeds Road and the rest area after the new entrances and exits are opened.

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Galloway police seek hit-and-run driver

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Written by STAFF Monday, February 09, 2015 04:29 pm

Galloway police seek hit-and-run driver Galloway police seek hit-and-run driver GALLOWAY – Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident where a local man was injured  around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 on Route 9 at Ocean Avenue.

Brandon Diaz, 31, of Galloway was struck by a vehicle while walking north on the shoulder of Route 9, according to police.

The vehicle continued traveling north after striking Diaz, who was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for head and torso injuries by the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad and AtlantiCare medics.

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GEHR board honors top teachers, professionals

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Written by STAFF Monday, February 09, 2015 03:13 pm

Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District teachers and educational services professionals of the year. From left are Absegami’s Joe Monteleone, Brian Wastell and Principal Jeri-Lynn Gatto; Cedar Creek’s Kristin Cashioli, Principal James Reina and Susan Seckinger; and Oakcrest Principal Joseph Carruth, Rachel Gaskill, Janine Jones Edmonds and retiring Principal Daniel Money. Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District teachers and educational services professionals of the year. From left are Absegami’s Joe Monteleone, Brian Wastell and Principal Jeri-Lynn Gatto; Cedar Creek’s Kristin Cashioli, Principal James Reina and Susan Seckinger; and Oakcrest Principal Joseph Carruth, Rachel Gaskill, Janine Jones Edmonds and retiring Principal Daniel Money.

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education honored the teachers and educational services professionals of the year at its three schools at a Monday, Feb. 2 school board meeting at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.

Honored were Absegami's educational services professional Joe Monteleone and teacher of the year Brian Wastell, Cedar Creek teacher of the year Kristin Cashioli and educational services professional Susan Seckinger, and Oakcrest’s teacher of the year Rachel Gaskill and educational services professional Janine Jones Edmonds.

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