- Irish Pub Children's Foundation Donation: The Irish Pub of Philadelphia raised more than $620,000 for area charities during the annual Irish Pub Tour de Shore bicycle ride from the Philadelphia pub to the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. The parking lot at the Galloway Municipal Complex served as the final rest stop on the bike route, and in gratitude, Irish Pub owner Mark O'Connor presented the township with a $2,000 check for the local Community Services fund.
- Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day: Mayor Don Purdy declared Oct. 10 as "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day" in Galloway Township. The statewide campaign brings awareness to the causes of traffic fatalities in New Jersey — there were 589 in the state in 2012.
- Best Practices: Based on responses to a questionnaire from the state Department of Local Government Services, Galloway Township will receive 100 percent funding for certain programs. The survey is designed to help elected officials improve governance. Mayor Don Purdy suggested education courses for elected officials and posting the salaries of all municipal employees as potential improvements for next year.
- Donating Land to Township: Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that expedites the process of donating land to the township for preservation as open space. The current process includes a $300 deposit for the owners trying to donate the land. The second reading is scheduled for Oct. 22.
- Oktoberfest: Township officials remarked on the success and big crowds of the annual Oktoberfest at Smithville on Oct. 5 and 6.