Week in Review: Readers Discuss Politics, Students Volunteer at Forsythe

A weekly recap of the past week's news.

This week we discussed elections, proposed highway interchanges, breast cancer awareness, and much more.

Here are some highlights from the past week's news:

On Monday, we announced that Patch is collecting questions for Obama and Romney during the next presidential debate, took a look at Oktoberfest in Smithville, showed you how to post on Patch, discussed the history of Columbus Day, posted a police blotter, and posted a letter to the editor about politics in Galloway.

On Tuesday, we reported that members of the Earth Shepherd Environmental Club at Absegami High School worked to maintain the shoreline at Forsythe, took a look at what was to be discussed at Tuesday's council meeting, reported that healthy living can prevent breast cancer, saw mobile gaming come to Atlantic City, met a Galloway Township resident who is being honored and heard Councilman John Mooney attempt to propose a pay cut to council members' salaries.

On Wednesday, we heard three reasons to vote "yes" for a higher education facilities bond, reported that a Philadelphia man was shot to death in Pleasantville, saw the Galloway Township Council approve a reassessment for the 2014 tax year and reported that the township introduced a bond ordinance for funding $1.4 million in revenue losses.

On Thursday, we listed five things you need to know about Tuesday's council meeting, reported that Galloway Township scored a 43 on the 2012 Best Practices Checklist and saw a driver hospitalized after a collision with an ambulance on the White Horse Pike.

On Friday, we reported that the Galloway Township Council is considering a $25 fee for towed vehicles, heard that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority hopes to begin interchange projects in Galloway next summer, reported that a New Jersey State Trooper rescued a Little Egg Harbor woman from her car after a Parkway crash, heard an update on the Absegami High School football team, reported that the late Dennis Gomes, the former CEO of Resorts and Galloway Township resident, will be honored, posted a letter from Senator Jim Whelan about whether the New Jersey Turnpike Authority can use monies from Casino Reinvestment Development Authority for a proposed interchange project in Galloway Township and saw the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission upgrade Galloway School District's school bus report card.

On Saturday, we reported that Tilton Fitness has planned a lecture on breast cancer awareness and saw Galloway amend a leaf collection ordinance.


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