This week we saw the City Council honor a pastor and a retiring police officer and heard about a few drug arrests in the region.
Here are some highlights from the past week's news:
On Monday, we met local business owner and poet Brian Johnson, heard about some extreme trampolines, reported that residents have been displaced from their homes after two fires, met an outstanding Absegami High School student and reported that motorcyclists were hospitalized after an accident.
On Tuesday, we posted a police blotter, heard from a local dance instructor about her students' Olympic performances and reported that the Galloway Township City Council is considering a Reeds Court parking ordinance.
On Wednesday, we saw retired Galloway Township Police Sgt. Frank Weir honored and listed five things to know from Tuesday's City Council meeting.
On Thursday, we reported that the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders discussed the Parkway rest stop in Galloway, saw that West Nile virus was confirmed in a blackbird and mosquito found on West Donna Drive, reported that Pastor Al Syvertsen was presented with an outstanding citizenship award, saw the Coast Guard rescue a fisherman off of Atlantic City and reported that Stockton College will open a Manahawkin instructional site this fall.
On Friday, we reported that Stockton College's annual report is available online, posted a video interview with last year's Miss Atlantic County, Cierra Kaler-Jones, previewed a fundraiser for the family of Gary Dimartine and reported that the police will begin a crackdown on impaired driving.
On Saturday, we reported that a man who was found with a loaded handgun on Route 30 was arrested.