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Stockton to Hold Naming Ceremonies for Eight New Boats for Rowing Teams

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Galloway, N.J.  - Stockton University will hold naming ceremonies for eight new boats for its rowing teams on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Atlantic City boathouse, 3405 Fairmount Ave.

A boat named for local rowing legend Stan Bergman will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25.  The boat was purchased through a generous donation from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.  A second boat will also be named as a surprise to a local rowing supporter.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, several boats will be officially named during the Atlantic City Stakes boat races in Atlantic City.

At 9:45 a.m. boats will be named for coach Bob Kerstetter, Ray D’Amico ’81, Stockton trustee Madeline Deininger ’80 and Stockton First Lady Lynne Kesselman ’82.  

At 11:15 a.m. boats named for Elizabeth B. Alton and R. John Alton will be dedicated. The Alton boats were made possible through a donation by Elizabeth Endicott and the Alton family.

The Alton Student Lounge on the second floor of the new Stockton University Academic Center, 3711 Atlantic Ave., will also be dedicated at 2 p.m. Saturday following the boat races. Elizabeth Alton was a founding member of Stockton’s board of trustees and a tireless advocate for locating a state college in South Jersey.

Stockton New-Student Enrollment Increases 2% for Fall 2019

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Galloway – Enrollment of new students at Stockton University increased 2% for fall 2019, putting the university on target to exceed its goal of 10,000 students by 2020.

More than 9,900 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled for the fall, including nearly 8,900 undergraduates and over 1,000 graduate students. Stockton achieved a 2% increase in new students, which includes more than 1,500 freshmen, 1,100 transfer students and 400 graduate students.

Chief Enrollment Management Officer Robert Heinrich said Stockton received more than 6,900 freshman applications for fall 2019, a 14% increase over 2018.

Stockton became more selective in its admissions this year to maintain a freshman class size of 1,537, Heinrich said. The academic quality of the incoming class remained strong, specifically in terms of high school grade point average and average SAT scores, although Stockton is test optional and does not require students to submit standardized test scores for general admission.

Almost 100 students have indicated they would be enrolling in Stockton’s new Transfer Pathways program, which allows students who were not admitted directly to Stockton to enroll in a dual-admissions program with a local partner community college, then transfer later to Stockton to complete their bachelor’s degree. Fifty of those students are attending Atlantic Cape Community College, and the others are attending Brookdale Community College, Camden County College, Ocean County College, and Rowan College of South Jersey.

More students are also applying for federal and state financial aid, with more than 6,400 new freshmen and transfer students submitting the federal FAFSA form for financial aid, a 9% increase.

More than 3,000 students were granted merit- or need-based awards from Stockton.

By making great strides this recruitment cycle in enhancing the overall diversity of the student population, Stockton increased minority representation among the new students by 2%. More than 900 new undergraduates identify as a minority or mixed race.

Stockton also reported increased enrollment for summer 2019, with more than 2,536 students taking summer classes, a 4% increase from summer 2018.

Enrollment in courses offered at Stockton University Atlantic City has also grown by almost 30 percent since the new residential campus opened in fall 2018. This fall 1,682 students are taking at least one course at the Atlantic City Academic Center, up from 1,300 in fall 2018. More than 530 students live in the Residential Complex on the Boardwalk.....

Atlantic City Initiatives Project Office to Co-Host Atlantic City Town Hall for Residents and Businesses in the First and Second Wards

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Town Hall Will Take Place on September 24th

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) encourages people who live and work in the First and Second wards to attend an Atlantic City Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, September 24 to contribute their thoughts and ideas about the city’s ongoing revitalization and how to move the city forward. 


The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Uptown School Complex, 323 Madison Avenue in Atlantic City. Light snacks will be served for people attending the town hall.


The upcoming town hall meeting follows a city-wide town hall that was held in January at Boardwalk Hall and a Spanish-language town hall that was held in June at Our Lady Star of the Sea Memorial Hall.


“Town hall meetings are a great way to hear from people who have a stake in the city and want to contribute to its vibrancy,” said Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, who serves as DCA Commissioner. “By making the next few town hall meetings smaller, more intimate events, we are hoping to reach even more people, including those who may have been overwhelmed by the size of the last two city-wide meetings. Everyone’s opinion matters and we want people to feel comfortable providing their input.”


Town hall meetings for the Third and Fourth wards and for the Fifth and Sixth wards will be scheduled at a later date.


Next week’s meeting is being hosted by DCA’s Atlantic City Initiatives Project Office in collaboration with the City of Atlantic City, First Ward Civic Association, and Bungalow Park Civic Association. The meeting will kick off with brief introductory remarks, including some from the Governor’s Special Counsel Jim Johnson, who is helping lead Atlantic City renewal efforts and helped author the Atlantic City Transition Report. 


After the brief remarks, people will break out into dialogue groups focused on topics important to Atlantic City such as government accountability, land use development, economic development, workforce development, public health and wellness, public safety, youth opportunities, and civic and cultural development. For each dialogue group, there will be a facilitator to encourage constructive conversation and a recorder to write down what was discussed.


At the conclusion of the dialogue groups, town hall attendees will reconvene to review the input each group provided and to learn about how their ideas will be utilized to improve Atlantic City’s future.


For more information about the work underway in Atlantic City, visit Atlantic City: Building A Foundation for A Shared Prosperity on the DCA website. People can also check out the Atlantic City Initiatives Project Office social media pages at,  and


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Coppola, Clute & DiPietro Fundraiser at Smithville Inn

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

COPPOLA CLUTE & DiPIETRO Fundraiser at Smithville Inn THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 The team of Mayor Tony Coppola, Deputy Mayor Rich Clute and Councilman Tony DiPietro have led the efforts to move Galloway forward by lowering taxes and increasing services. Committee to Elect Tony Coppola Rich Clute for Council Committee to Elect Tony DiPietro (153 Pennsylvania Avenue, Absecon, NJ 08201) Galloway Township Republic League (PO Box 296, Oceanville, NJ 08231) PICTURES AND COVER FOR #TheSocietyPageSP #LaPaginaSocial

POLICE Neighborhood Coordination Officers 5TH WARD BBQ / MOVIE

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY AUGUST 27, 2019 - AUGUST 28, 2019 THE BEST POLICE UNIT IN ATLANTIC COUNTY -NJ Atlantic City Neighborhood Coordination Unit Lt. Wilber Santiago Assignment: Commander of the Neighborhood Coordination Officer Unit Officer Mark Pincus Officer George Mancuso Assignment: First Ward Officer Thomas Gilardi Officer Nick Grasso Assignment: Second Ward Officer Lorenzo Bethea Officer Janicquea Harold Assignment: Third Ward Officer Bryan Fleming Officer James Bower Assignment: Fourth Ward Officer Autumn Mason Officer Syed Shah Assignment: Fifth Ward Officer Jerard Ingenito Officer Albert Herbert Assignment: Sixth Ward Officer Mailon Demby Officer Robert Nawrocki Officer Richard Lasco Officer Jose Gonzales Assignment: Community Outreach COUNTY, PLEASE CHECK VIDEO 5th WARD AND 2nd WARD PICTURES Officer Autumn Mason, Officer Syed Shah Officer Nick Grasso, Officer Thomas Gilardi