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Friday, November 29, 2013

Special Edition: Publisher to Appear on King Arthur Show from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. on WIBG

Lisa Tilton - All Rights Reserved
Publisher of Galloway Township News, Lisa Tilton will appear on the King Arthur Show on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 8:00 till 9:00 a.m. (Special Time)

You can now listen on FM 101.3 station or tune your AM dial to 1020 station. You can also listen online here

We will give a recap what has been happening in Galloway Township and what Galloway Township News has been working on. Galloway Township News will also discuss current lawsuits in Galloway as well as Breaking News on Mayor Don Purdy's Towing business. 

Part-Time Planning and Zoning Board Secretary Sought for Employment for Galloway Township

Galloway Township is seeking a part-time Planning and Zoning Board Secretary. Galloway Township placed the advertisement on the New Jersey League of Municipalities Website. 
P/T PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD SECRETARY – GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP is currently accepting applications for a part-time Planning and Zoning Board Secretary.  Previous experience preferred, but not required.   Approximately 21 hours per week.  Must be available to work 2 to 3 evening meetings per month.  Salary DOQ.  Send resumes to aliston@gtnj.org by December 10, 2013.  EOE.  Ad Posted November 26, 2013.  Ad Removed, December 26, 2013.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Drug Bust in Ocean County Leads to Five Arrests; Drugs and Fictitious Passports Seized

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the arrest of five individuals as a result of a two-month cooperative multi-agency investigation into drug storage and distribution facilities allegedly operating in Lakewood, NJ.
The Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Northern Enforcement Unit, along with members of the Lakewood Township Police Department and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) successfully developed significant evidence of the operation of the facilities, which led to court-authorized search warrants being issued for three residences and a thrift store within Lakewood. Detectives also identified two vehicles, specifically a silver 2004 Kia and a red 2008 Nissan Altima, as being utilized to facilitate the drug distribution network.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Atlantic County Prosecutors Office Seeks Qualified Applicants for County Investigator

Atlantic County Prosecutors Office is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Investigator. 
According to the County's website the last day to file an application would be December 5, 2013.  
The following information was posted on the ACPO website for employment. 
DEFINITION: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:157-10, County Investigators are members of the Prosecutor's Office assigned to the Detective Division in the unclassified service of the civil service. They are appointed by the Prosecutor. County Investigators assist in the detection, apprehension, arrest and conviction of offenders against the law.

Drunk Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Campaign

(Absecon) — Law enforcement officials from City of Absecon will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 6, 2013 and running through January 2, 2014, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

A concentrated national effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools. “This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent," said (local official). “This initiative brings attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.” 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Enrollment for Galloway Township's CodeRED Emergency Notification System Begins; Test to be Conducted

Galloway Township, NJ – November 26, 2013 - The Township of Galloway has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Galloway Township officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire township.   

On Wednesday, December 11th at 1:30pm, Galloway Township officials will conduct a performance test of the CodeRED emergency notification system to determine how quickly notifications can be delivered to the entire community in case of an actual emergency. 

Galloway Township Police Blotter November 10 through 16 , 2013

BURGLARIES      5       
MVA                    22      
EMS                                82
TICKETS                  34      
DWI                       1
ARRESTS                 13
DV                          9
CFS                     724
FIRE                   12


BURGLARIES: 
November 11 at Ebony Tree Ave.
November 13 at E. Waveland Ave.
November 13 at E. Village Drive
November 15 at Spencer Lane
November 15 at E. Belmar Ave.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Stockton College Scholarship Recipients Thank Donors at Annual Recognition Dinner

Galloway Township, NJ- Nearly 150 student scholarship recipients met the donors who have generously supported their academic endeavors at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s annual scholarship recognition dinner Nov. 20.
The Stockton College Foundation awarded 224 students with awards totaling $504,000. The Stockton College Foundation provides merit and needs-based awards made possible by institutional funding and private donations to outstanding freshmen, upperclassmen, and transfer and graduate students.
Eighty percent of students receive financial assistance and the college provides $11 million in financial awards to deserving students.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Single Motor Vehicle Accident Turned Fatal in Hamilton Township

On November 24, 2013 at approximately 2:45PM, the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Wrangleboro Rd (CR 575) in the area of milepost 11 for a reported one vehicle motor vehicle crash. 

Investigation revealed a 2009 Honda Accord traveling southbound on Wrangleboro Road passed another vehicle traveling in the southbound direction. While the Honda was returning to the southbound lane of travel, the driver lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle impacted several trees on the side of the road. 

Galloway Council Absentee and Provisional Ballots Counted; Republicans Remain on Top with Election Certified

Atlantic County Board of Elections has completed the official count and certified the Election Results for Galloway Township. On November 21, 2013, Township Clerk Thalia (TC) Kay released the certified numbers for Galloway Township Council.

The OneGalloway Republican Council candidates sweep the Elections for Galloway Township by winning all four open Council seats. After the Provisionals and Absentee ballots counted, the Republicans remained on top of the list. 

Former Rutgers University Student Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography Over the Internet

Hongyu Wang
TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a former Rutgers University undergraduate pleaded guilty today to distributing child pornography over the Internet while a student at the university in New Brunswick.

Hongyu Wang, 21, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty to second-degree distribution of child pornography and fourth-degree attempted tampering with evidence before Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas in Middlesex County. 

Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Wang be sentenced to three to five years in state prison. He also will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s law.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Port Norris Troopers Arrest Brothers For String of Cumberland County Burglaries

James Fentress
Port Norris, N.J. – State Troopers arrested two brothers and recovered numerous stolen items in connection with a recent spate of burglaries in Cumberland County.  Jeffrey Fentress, 25 and James Fentress, 27, both of Quail Drive in Port Norris, were arrested on Tuesday, November 12.   Trooper Jared Castellari arrested James in front of his home, and troopers located and arrested Jeffrey nearby. 
A search warrant was executed by troopers and detectives from Troop A Criminal Investigation Office.  In the Camry and the home were found numerous items including a car starter, vehicle batteries, tools, electronics, and other articles described by victims as stolen from their vehicles and boats over the previous week.  Also found in the home was suspected crack cocaine and marijuana.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Galloway Man; Former Atlantic City Inspector Indicted for Allegedly Taking Bribes from Operators of Taxi Cabs and Massage Parlors

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a former Atlantic City inspector was indicted today for allegedly accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and accepting money or sexual favors as bribes from operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers.”

Logan F. Holt Jr., 54, of Galloway Township, who was an inspector with the Atlantic City Department of Licenses and Inspections, Mercantile Department, from 2002 until February 2012, was indicted by a state grand jury on three counts of bribery, one count of official misconduct and one count of conspiracy, all second-degree charges. The Division of Criminal Justice Corruption Bureau obtained the indictment as a result of an investigation by the New Jersey State Police.

Warrant Issued; Suspect Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting in Mullica Township

Alexander Nayaran
MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor City man has been charged with aggravated assault while eluding a law enforcement officer in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Mullica Township yesterday, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Nov. 22, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office charged Alexander Nayaran, 36, with second-degree aggravated assault while eluding a law enforcement officer and second-degree eluding police. A warrant has been issued for Nayaran’s arrest. Nayaran is a fugitive at this time. Bail has been set at $50,000 full cash.

Egg Harbor Township Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Death of 1-year-old Boy

Larry Atwell - Atl. County Justice Facility
Egg Harbor Twp. – An Egg Harbor Township man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death in 2010 of a 1-year-old boy, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday morning, November 22, 2013, Larry Atwell, 45, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, pleaded guilty to the 2nd degree crime of manslaughter, for recklessly causing the death on September 5, 2010 to a 1-year-old boy, Cory Sechtin, of Ventnor, the injuries received on September 5th resulting in the child’s death three days later.

Publisher to Appear on King Arthur Show at 8:00 a.m. on WIBG 1020

Lisa Tilton - All Rights Reserved
Publisher of Galloway Township News, Lisa Tilton will appear on the King Arthur Show on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (Revised Time)

Tune in on the AM dial to 1020 Station or listen online here

We also will give a recap what has been happening in Galloway Township and what Galloway Township News has been working on. Galloway Township News will also discuss the tax increase Galloway Township Council voted on including other news. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Suspect Sought in Mullica Township Officer-Involved Shooting; Searching in Galloway and Surrounding Areas

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating an officer-involved shooting, which occurred this evening in Mullica Township.

On. Nov. 21, during the course of a motor vehicle stop conducted at approximately 4:40 p.m. near the intersection of Mill Road and Darmstadt Avenue, a Mullica Township Police Officer discharged his service weapon following an incident involving a male suspect. Following the discharge of the firearm, the suspect, who's identity has yet to be confirmed, fled in the vehicle.

Ventnor Woman Indicted for Theft in over $34,000 in Welfare Benefits

MAYS LANDING – A Ventnor woman was indicted for the theft of over $34,000 in welfare benefits she was not entitled to, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Thursday, Nov. 21, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Tracy Feigan, 42, for theft by deception in connection with defrauding the Atlantic County Department of Family & Community Development of over $34,000 in benefits by reporting false information on her application.
From July of 2011 through September of 2013, Feigan claimed and received public assistance in the forms of Temporary Rental Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Food Stamps. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Family Service Association Teams up with Local Businesses for Annual Holiday Drive

Family Service Association Holiday Drive

Egg Harbor Township – …Help us to provide a holiday gift to children and families of South Jersey that are in need. Without your support these families will not have the type of holiday that every child deserves… 

Family Service Association, The Borgata, Atlantic County Sheriff’s office., ShopRite, Spencer’s Gifts, Fulton Bank, and Kid Academy have teamed up to collect gifts throughout the FSA Holiday Drive. Customers are encouraged to stop by these neighborhood businesses and organizations between Nov. 15 thru Dec 18 to drop off gifts and toys in the FSA Holiday Drive bins. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UPDATED: Missing Person: New Jersey State Police are Searching Kyle Greco missing from College of NJ Campus

UPDATED: According to New Jersey State Police, KYLE GRECO HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE AND UNHARMED.

Thank you to everyone who shared and got the word out. 

The New Jersey State Police and The College of New Jersey Campus Police seeks your help in locating a missing person: 

Kyle Greco, 22 yoa, white male, 5'8", 135 lbs. 

Last seen 11-19-13 at 1:15 p.m. at The College of New Jersey campus. Kyle was last seen wearing a black leather waist length jacket, black short sleeve T-shirt, dark blue jeans, and blue sneakers. 

Galloway Police Welcome Two New K-9 Dogs as Long-Time Police K-9 Officer "Chase" Retires

Credit Press of AC - K-9 Officer Melendez & "Chase"
Galloway Township Police Department welcomes two new Police K-9's "Rocky" and "Chico" to the Department's Rank and File as two dogs begin to retire.  K-9 Officer Hiram Melendez will be retiring his long-time Partner "Chase" who is one of the original K-9's the Township purchased in 2005. 

K-9 Officer Scott Winneberger has already retired his K-9 Partner "Lycos." Winneberger teamed up with Lycos after his first partner Blaze lost his life in June 2010. According to Detective Sergeant Donna Higbee "it was unfortunate the Township had to retire Lycos."  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Two Atlantic City Police Officers Plead Guilty to Official Misconduct; Plea Deal Up to Five Years of Probation

MAYS LANDING – Two Atlantic City Police Officers pleaded guilty to official misconduct, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Monday, November 18, Sergeant Richard Halvorson, 42, and Officer Troy Maven, 32, pleaded guilty to accusations of third-degree official misconduct. Both defendants waived their rights to indictment by a grand jury.
Halvorson pleaded guilty in connection with possessing and using a controlled dangerous substance while on duty on Feb. 28, 2013.

Stockton Kramer Hall Hosts Food Drive Through Nov. 27

Galloway, NJ – Stockton College’s Kramer Hall staff, students and faculty are making an effort to help the 1.3 million people in New Jersey who don’t have enough to eat by holding a food drive.
The public is asked to bring canned goods and non-perishable staples to the food bins located in the lobby of Kramer Hall, 30 Front St. in Hammonton from now through Nov. 27, 2013.
Donated food will be given to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which distributes items to more than 1,000 charities throughout the state.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

$3.7 Million in Bonds & Notes in Tax Appeal Refunds Highlight Council Agenda for Monday Night

The Township Council meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2013 has been changed and will now be held on Monday, November 18, 2013, according to the Township's Website.
At this meeting, Galloway Township Council is scheduled to vote on an Ordinance to Authorize the issuance of up to $2,145,000 aggregate principal amount of refunding bonds or notes associated with tax credits granted to taxpayers for overpayments in previous quarters in 2013. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Two Men Arrested for Stealing Cooking Oil from Area Restaurants

The Absecon Police arrested two males from Newark, NJ as they were stealing cooking oil from the Mt. Fuji Japanese, Sushi Bar located at 136 White Horse Pike on November 15. 
Ptl. Daniel Howell was patrolling the area when he came upon a Ford van parked on the sidewalk on NJ Ave at approximately 4:30 am. 
The two males, identified as Vincent Torres, age 35 and Steven Cruz, age 37 both of Newark were syphoning the cooking oil from a storage tank in the rear of the restaurant.

Galloway Township Police Blotter November 3-9, 2013

FIRE 14                  ARRESTS 13 
DV  7                      CFS 724 
DWI 2                    MVA 25 
EMS 77                 TICKETS 17

BURGLARIES: 
November 6 at E. Moss Mill Road 

UPDATED: Galloway Township Police Detectives Arrest Multiple Subjects on Weapon and Drug Offenses after Month Long Investigation

The Galloway Township Detective Bureau concluded a month long investigation by arresting multiple subjects for CDS and Weapons offenses. 

On Friday, November 15, 2013 the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed two (2) search warrants at a building on Colonial Ct. in the *Mattix Crossing development of the Township early Friday morning. 

Oscar Bernard (39), and Raynece Young (35) both of Galloway Township were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute same. Bernard was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail. Young was released on a Summons complaint pending court appearance.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Galloway Township Council Establishes Salary and Compensation Rates for Employees

Galloway Township Council introduced an Ordinance at the November 12, 2013 Council Meeting that establishes the Salary and Compensation Rates for all employees of the Township.

The Ordinance provides a range of salary and/or hourly rate per position in the Township including Mayor and Council.  Contractual and non-contractual employees are included in this one Ordinance. 


In previous years, the Township would adopt an Ordinance to reflect current rate increases and contractual agreements per Union or agreement with non-union employees.

Publisher to Appear on the King Arthur Show at 8:00am on WIBG 1020 Radio

Lisa Tilton - All Rights Reserved
Publisher of Galloway Township News, Lisa Tilton will appear on the King Arthur Show on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (Revised Time)

Tune in on the AM dial to 1020 Station or listen online here

We also will give a recap what has been happening in Galloway Township and what Galloway Township News has been working on. Galloway Township News will also discuss the tax increase that may hit Galloway Township Taxpayers. 

Don't miss out, tune in!

Updated x1: Mays Landing Man Arrested after Shooting at Hamilton Township Police

UPDATED x1: Vincent Hamburg, age 29, of Mays Landing was additionally charged this afternoon with first degree Criminal Attempt Murder of Police Personnel. Hamburg’s bail has been increased to $750,000 full cash by the Honorable Superior Court Judge Bernard E Delury Jr. 

Original Story:
According to Chief Stacy Tappeiner, on November 14, 2013, at approximately 1157 pm, Officers from the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to a residence in the Laureldale section of the Township for the report of a domestic disturbance. 

Upon arrival, two victims exited the home and advised police that the suspect, later identified as Vincent Hamburg, age 29 of Mays Landing, was still inside the residence armed with a high powered rifle. Hamburg barricaded himself in the residence and refused to come out. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Township of Galloway Seeks Proposals for Municipal Professionals for 2014

Galloway Township is seeking Request for Proposals / Qualifications for Municipal Professionals for 2014. Proposals must be submitted to Township Clerk Thalia C. (TC) Kay no later than Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00AM prevailing time, according to the RFP Packet.
A CD shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and must be marked with the "Name of Position" being sought. Fax proposals will NOT be accepted, according to the RFP Packet.

Atlantic City Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter for 2012 Murder

MAYS LANDING — An Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty to strangling a 23-year-old Atlantic City woman in May of 2012, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, David J. Williams, 48, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for killing Siddiqah Bryant, who was discovered dead inside of a parked van on the 1800 block of Arctic Avenue, behind the Atlantic City Bus Terminal, on May 17, 2012.
An autopsy later confirmed Bryant’s cause of death to be strangulation and declared the death a homicide.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Police Misconduct, Aggravated Assault and Battery Alleged in Tort Claim Filed Against Galloway Police Department and Officer

Galloway Township and the Galloway Township Police Department have been served with a Tort Claim Notice alleging violation of civil rights, police misconduct, aggravated assault and battery. 
The Tort Claim was filed on October 28, 2013. The claim is asserted against Officer Robert Bauer and the Galloway Township Police Department.  According to the claim, the claimant in the matter is Joeanne L. Scott of 634 South First Avenue. The Attorney representing Scott is Linda Campbell, Esq. from Kearney and Associates, PC from Haddon Heights. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

UPDATED x2: Surveillance Video Released Appears to Contradict Statements in Reporters Charges Against Galloway Councilman

Donna Weaver, Facebook
UPDATED x2 (Nov 16, 2013): Press Reporter Donna Weaver and Councilman Jim McElwee appeared in Hamilton Township Court on November 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Weaver represented herself as Joseph Levin, Esq., represented McElwee. 

Upon agreement between both parties, the matter has been moved to mediation. The mediation will take place in Hamilton Township Court on January 28, 2014. According to Levin, Weaver listed Mayor Don Purdy's wife and mother as her witnesses. Neither Michelle Purdy or Rita Purdy appeared in court today on behalf of Weaver.

Galloway Township News will provide updates as they become available. 

Galloway Township Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

The Galloway Township Office of Emergency Management along with the Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting. 
What is the LEPC?
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) works under the local OEM to plan training and to mitigate safety concerns within the township. 
The LEPC is made up of representatives from Fire, EMS, Police, Public Works, Board of Education, and representatives from the community. The LEPC identifies potential risks that our community faces and seek ways to help minimize or mitigate the risks. 

Christie Administration Urges Safe and Proper Use of Woodstoves and Fireplaces in Cold Weather Months

TRENTON - With colder weather prompting increased use of woodstoves and fireplaces in homes across the state, the Department of Environmental Protection is reminding New Jersey residents to exercise caution and consideration of fellow residents and the environment when burning wood for heat.
“Homeowners who have fireplaces or woodstoves should find an abundance of wood available this year as many trees were downed or removed after Superstorm Sandy,” said DEP Assistant Commissioner of Environmental management Jane Kozinski. “But it’s important to remember that wood smoke does contain pollutants and there are steps you can take to minimize your impact on the environment, on your neighbor’s air quality and your own safety.”

Monday, November 11, 2013

Appointment of 'Hearing Officer', Stockton PILOT Agreement and a Landlord Responsibility Ordinance Top This Weeks Council Agenda

Galloway Township Council has a full agenda set for the Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Council Meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Beginning with a Ordinance entitled Landlord Responsibility is set for a Public Hearing and final vote for adoption. 

The Ordinance was initiated after resident, Dan Carew voiced his concern at a recent Council Meeting.

Galloway Police previously broke up a large college party on Leeds Point Road in September 2013 and issued several summons for a Noise Ordinance violation. Police discovered over 200 people at that party. The new Ordinance is to hold Landlords responsible after three Quality of Life violations have been issued to the same property in a eighteen (18) month period.

Pleasantville Man Charged with Weapon Offenses Following Homicide of Atlantic City Man

MAYS LANDING— A Pleasantville man has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon following the homicide of an Atlantic City man Sunday morning, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Nov. 11, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office charged George Neewilly, who turned 23 today, with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and fourth-degree aggravated assault with a firearm.
Neewilly was taken into custody at a Pleasantville residence yesterday following the homicide of Kaneil Harris, 21, who was discovered fatally shot inside the Howard Johnson Inn, located in Egg Harbor Township.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

10-year-old Pianist to Perform at Stockton's Kramer Hall Art Gallery

Cole T. Griscom
Galloway, NJ – Stockton’s Kramer Hall celebrates Hammonton’s Third Thursday on Nov. 21, 2013 with a performance by 10-year-old Cole T. Griscom, a budding pianist who will perform several classical arrangements along with some of his original scores. 
Cole is a fifth grade enrichment student at the Warren E. Sooy Elementary School who began formal piano instruction with Susan Watson Leiser of Hammonton just over a year ago.
He will play during the Noyes Museum’s Photography Opening of “Raw,” which runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Stockton’s Kramer Hall Art Gallery, 30 Front St. 

Atlantic City Man Found Fatally Shot in Hotel Room in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TWP. — An Atlantic City man was found fatally shot at the Howard Johnson Inn Sunday morning, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Nov. 10, at approximately 11 a.m., Egg Harbor Township Police responded to the report of a man found by hotel staff dead inside the Howard Johnson Inn, located on the 6000 block of the Black Horse Pike.
Upon arrival on scene, police discovered the body of Kaneil Harris, 22, who had been fatally shot, in the hotel hallway.

Galloway's New Bond Ordinance for Tax Appeals Guaranteed to Raise Tax Rate for Next Three Years

Kevin Krumaker - Facebook
In October 2013 Galloway Council authorized the borrowing of as much as $1.58 million for tax-appeal refunds. On November 5th - Election Night – the township website announced the intent to borrow an additional $2.14 million to cover more appeals. 

Interestingly, the Galloway Township manager performed the calculations just in time for that information to be released to the public on Election Night!  Obviously this borrowing that will increase the township debt was withheld from the public because it would have impacted negatively on the current administration and affected the voting on November 5th.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hammonton Man Struck and Killed by On-Duty Mullica Township Police Patrol Vehicle

MULLICA TWP – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit is investigating the death of a Hammonton man who was struck by a Mullica Township Police patrol vehicle early this morning, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, shortly before 5 a.m., Frank Perri, Jr., 44, was fatally struck by the vehicle of on-duty police officer Ryan Hutton.
At the time of the accident, Officer Hutton was investigating the discovery of an abandoned vehicle, which was found crashed into a pole and disabled on the northbound side of Weymouth Road, in Mullica Township.

Publisher to Appear on the King Arthur Show at 8:05 a.m. on WIBG 1020 Radio

Lisa Tilton - All Rights Reserved
Publisher of Galloway Township News, Lisa Tilton will appear on the King Arthur Show on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8:05 a.m. (Revised Time)

Tune in on the AM dial to 1020 Station or listen online here

We also will give a recap of what has been happening in Galloway Township including Election Results and what Galloway Township News has ready on the forefront after election day. 

Don't miss out, tune in!

Galloway Fire Department Provides Assistance to Absecon for House Fire

On November 8th, 2013 the Absecon Police Department responded to assist the Absecon Fire Department with a residential house fire. 
Neighbors called 911 reporting smoke coming from the home at 202 Wynnewood Drive, located in the Shores section of Absecon. The residents were not home at the time of the fire. 
The Absecon Fire Department, with the assistance of the Pleasantville Fire Department, the Galloway Township Fire Department as well as the Absecon Ambulance Squad, quickly extinguished the fire, with no reported injuries. 

Manahawkin Man Arrested for Bank Robbery of TD Bank in Absecon

Absecon Police have announced the arrest of the bank robber suspect for the robbery that occurred on September 25, 2013 at the TD Bank located at 601 White Horse Pike in Absecon. 
On November 4, 2013 the Delaware River Port Authority Police Department arrested David R. Conklin, age 32 of Manahawkin NJ. Conklin had been identified as the suspect who committed the robbery.

Conklin was charged with robbery and theft. He was also wanted by State Parole for an I.S.P. violation. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Richard Stockton College Partners with Zipcar for Rental Services

Zipcar.com
Galloway Township, NJ- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey today launched a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer Zipcar services on campus.

The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over. 

New Dunkin Donuts Building Scheduled on Tonights Planning Board Agenda

On tonights agenda, Galloway Township Planning is scheduled to hear an application for a new commercial building on Jimmie Leeds Road.  That building is for a new Dunkin Donuts located at Jimmie Leeds Road and Sixth Avenue.

According to the plans, the building appears to be approximately 1,820 square feet. Currently two (2) single family homes are located on the site and will be demolished for this commercial development.

Oceanville Vol. Fire Company Ham and Oyster Dinner this Saturday, November 9th.


OCEANVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

COUNTRY BAKED HAM 
&
FRIED OYSTER DINNER

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Galloway Township Calls for a Special Council Meeting to Introduce Ordinance for a $2,145,000 Bond

Galloway Township has called a Special Council Meeting for Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The Notice for this Special Meeting was posted on the Township's website last night on Election Day.

The purpose of the meeting as described in the notice, is for the Introduction of a Bond Ordinance in the amount of $2,145,000 in associating with tax credits granted to Taxpayers for overpayments in the previous quarters in 2013 and appropriating the proceeds of such refunding bonds or notes to such purposes. 

 
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