• EHT Current

    Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to TorontoEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Air Canada on March 4 announced plans to launch nonstop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips a week beginning May 22.

     

     Air Canada's service between Toronto Pearson and Atlantic City International Airport will be operated from May 22 to Sept.…

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    Snow is making us stir crazyI received some bad news this week. I was hoping for a more positive report, but it seems my wishes are being dashed again.

    More snow is headed our way.

    I am typically a devoted snow lover, but I have had enough of the white stuff this year. It’s not that I am afraid of driving in the snow or that I hate the grocery store craze that accompanies the first…

  • EHT Current

    Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved in causing $1,000 worth of damage to the athletic fields at Veterans Memorial Park. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 11, police said.EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved…

  • Mainland Current

    ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ host Guy Fieri, left, and Carlo Citera, owner of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza in Northfield, dig into slices of Grandma’s Pizza during the filming of the ‘Global Tasting’ episode in November.

    Host Guy Fieri noshes at Somers Point's Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. in March 6 segment…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHT School District seeks community input

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, March 06, 2015 12:00 am

EHT school news EHT school news The Egg Harbor Township School District is soliciting public input through an online strategic planning community survey. The survey, which can be found on the district’s main website, www.eht.k12.nj.us, will be used to formulate a three-year strategic plan.

Read more: EHT School District seeks community input

 

‘Dice and Dine’ racks up $17,000 for EHT schools (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, March 06, 2015 12:00 am

  Laura Stetser/Tickets included ‘casino’ chips used to play a variety of games. All ‘proceeds’ were used to bid on silent auction items at the end of the night. Laura Stetser/Tickets included ‘casino’ chips used to play a variety of games. All ‘proceeds’ were used to bid on silent auction items at the end of the night.

The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc. held its eighth annual February fun-raiser with a casino-themed party.

Coined “Dice and Dine,” the event raised more than $17,440 for the nonprofit, which uses the money to purchase items for the school district.

Read more: ‘Dice and Dine’ racks up $17,000 for EHT schools (SLIDESHOW)

   

Egg Harbor Township snow closures, delays for Friday, March 6

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 05, 2015 09:27 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Approximately 6 inches of snow fell Thursday, March 5 and slippery roads are expected to persist into the morning on Friday, March 6. 

Friday closures and delays for Egg Harbor Township-area schools and organizations are listed below:

Read more: Egg Harbor Township snow closures, delays for Friday, March 6

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 17-22

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 05, 2015 03:45 pm

EHT police news EHT police news Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Shelley L. Giannini, 27, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 17 by Officer Brian Keane and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

 Justin R. Hennefer, 25, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 17 by Officer Thomas Rocco and charged with simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

 Eric D. Sweeney, 32, of Millville was arrested Feb. 17 by Officer Jame

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 17-22

   

Alder is off to see the wizard (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 05, 2015 12:59 pm

Laura Stetser/Gianna Duffy as the Wicked Witch warns the residents of Munchkin Land. Laura Stetser/Gianna Duffy as the Wicked Witch warns the residents of Munchkin Land.

Update: Friday's show is cancelled. Will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday. All other showtimes and activities are still on schedule.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Just as the characters in the “Wizard of Oz” learn there is more to the man behind the emerald curtain, the Alder Avenue Drama Club members explored the deeper meanings of the  classic story to prepare for this weekend’s production.

The club will put on three performances Friday through Sunday, March 6-8 in the auditorium of Fernwood Avenue Middle School.

Read more: Alder is off to see the wizard (SLIDESHOW)

 

McCullough to introduce referendum on open space tax

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 05, 2015 11:10 am

File photo/Sonny McCullough File photo/Sonny McCullough EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Township Committee is expected to begin discussing a request by Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough to draft a referendum for the upcoming November election that would permit the municipality to waive the collection of the two-cent open space tax.

"It would simply allow us not to collect that tax from each taxpayer in tough budget and tax years like we are in now," he said, during the committee's Wednesday, March 4 meeting.

Committee members were given their budget packets from the administration just before the meeting. The public will get its first look at the document when it is introduced on March 18.

Read more: McCullough to introduce referendum on open space tax

   

Police investigating $1,000 worth of damage to EHT athletic fields

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 05, 2015 08:54 am

Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved in causing $1,000 worth of damage to the athletic fields at Veterans Memorial Park.  The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 11, police said. Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved in causing $1,000 worth of damage to the athletic fields at Veterans Memorial Park. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 11, police said. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved in causing $1,000 worth of damage to the athletic fields at Veterans Memorial Park.  The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 11, police said.

A witness described the first vehicle as a large, older model red pickup and described the second as a small, gold pickup.  The two vehicles were driven in a reckless manner on the turf of the fields causing damage. 

Read more: Police investigating $1,000 worth of damage to EHT athletic fields

 

Egg Harbor Township weather closings and delays

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 05, 2015 06:42 am

weather weather EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The pending snow storm has led to locals schools and other organizations to cancel or delay their scheduled events. 

Below is our ongoing list. Check back for additions throughout the day:

Atlantic Cape Community College: closed

Atlantic Christian School: closed

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Egg Harbor Township events, March 5-April 15

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 05, 2015 05:00 am

EHT events EHT events

The following is a list of scheduled events around Egg Harbor Township: 

Book discussions

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 1 Swift Drive, hosts teen and adult book discussions 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The following discussion is scheduled “Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, March 5. Call 609-927-8664.

Ears for Listening Activity

Spruce Family Success Center invites children ages 6-11 to learn effective active listening skills and identify the importance of listening to adults, authority figures and peers 4 p.m. Friday, March 6. Call 609-569-0376.  The center is located at 3050 Spruce Ave.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township events, March 5-April 15

 

Egg Harbor Township mayor urges Obama to extend unemployment benefits in Atlantic County

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 04, 2015 07:51 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough sent a letter to President Barack Obama Feb. 26, asking for the president’s support in extending unemployment benefits to residents of Atlantic County who lost their jobs due to the casino closings in Atlantic City.

In the letter, McCullough states that New Jersey’s senators and congressional representatives have not been successful in their attempts to get the benefits extended.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township mayor urges Obama to extend unemployment benefits in Atlantic County

   

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