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    Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

     Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough…

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    tgivingfootballartIt’s not true that the Pilgrims and Indians played a lively game of touch football just before the original Thanksgiving buffet. But somewhere, somehow, football became entwined with the traditions of Thanksgiving Day in America.

    Football games on Thanksgiving are nearly as old as the game itself. The first Thanksgiving Day game took place in Philadelphia in 1869 between the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club.

    On the local front, the feast is…

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    The Mom’s Beat: Be thankful for the mundane as well as the grand

    From taco night to our health, there's always something to be thankful for

    As a mother, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. There are no gifts involved, so the focus is all on family and friends. We get a moment to take stock of what it is we are thankful to have in our lives, a great practice to…

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    This is a week devoted to giving thanks. Here are some people you might know describing what makes them thankful. Some are humorous, some serious. Some are personal, others general.

    Walt Tucker, NASCAR historian

    I am thankful for family, friends and, most of all, my health. Also for living in a great country where freedom exists and for regular luncheons with friends.

    Tom Park, educator
    I am thankful that God blessed me with a wonderful loving wife and daughter.

    Michael Gill,…

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    You can give your Thanksgiving toast in a dozen different languages and liquids and addressed, whatever your faith, to “the livin’ Gawd that made you,” as Rudyard Kipling put it. But the heartfelt reasons we raise our glasses each year with such profound gratitude differs a bit with each of us. In the main we publicly give thanks for common reasons; our family, our friends, our good luck. The part that’s different we often keep to ourselves.

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EHT to demolish West Atlantic City motels while training its first responders

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:15 pm

Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14 Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The blighted motels along the entrance to Atlantic City are on their way to being demolished, but not before Egg Harbor Township’s police, fire and public works can get some more use of the structures.

 During the Township Committee meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Township Committee said they had been in discussions with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on plans to demolish the vacant properties, which the township purchased using CRDA funding in the past year.

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Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 04:41 pm

Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

 Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

 “These families are barely keeping the lights on at their homes. What kind of neighbors would we be if we didn’t try to help?” said Scullville Chief Michael Feidor, who received the names through the Family Service Association.

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Fernwood up to the challenge of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:06 pm

 

Submitted/Belle, played here by Kristina Kenney, sees the Beast, played by Ted Guzman, as the beautiful soul he truly is at the end of the play. Submitted/Belle, played here by Kristina Kenney, sees the Beast, played by Ted Guzman, as the beautiful soul he truly is at the end of the play.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club presented “Beauty and the Beast” Nov. 20-22, complete with all of the big musical numbers such as “Be Our Guest” that fans of the story have come to expect.

Director Doug Winkelstein said it was the most difficult play the students have undertaken. There were 120 cast members.

“This is a very challenging show. There are lots of kids with different abilities, and we had to try to find a space for all. There were lots of costumes and set issues, but kids did great with it,” he said.

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Miller School technology gets a boost with donated computer lab

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:01 pm

Laura Stetser/Fifth-grade teacher Linda Ingersoll explains the task her students are to be working on during the computer lab period. Laura Stetser/Fifth-grade teacher Linda Ingersoll explains the task her students are to be working on during the computer lab period.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Joyanne D. Miller School is home to the district’s second largest student population in what is already the most populated school district in the county.

 With approximately 1,200 students within its walls, the school has had limited computer labs, an “inequity” that a recent donation aims to address, according to Kevin Urtubey, district information technology services director.

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Atlantic City woman arrested for shoplifting from TJ Maxx

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 02:12 pm

Submitted/Tyyona White, 25, of Atlantic City Submitted/Tyyona White, 25, of Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Atlantic City resident was charged with shoplifting on Friday, Nov. 21.

 Tyyona White, 25, was arrested around 1:20 p.m. at the TJ Maxx store on the Black Horse Pike, in the Farmington section of the township, after the store’s loss prevention officer called police, alleging that White had attempted to leave the store with $277.95 in merchandise without paying for the items. The merchandise was recovered.

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Light installed at English Creek and Dogwood avenues

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, November 24, 2014 12:22 pm

Laura StetserMotorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light. Laura StetserMotorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -Motorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light.

Construction crews were at work installing the traffic light at the intersection of English Creek and Dogwood avenues on Monday, Nov. 24.  Weather dependent, the work is expected to be complete by Dec. 10.

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Donate your food during Operation Help Nov. 22-26

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:53 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  For the sixth time, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be participating in Operation Help, a 120-hour live broadcast and donation drive run by 103.7 WMGM morning show team of Matt Murray and Tess Taylor. Operation Help benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and a variety of other charities.

 The radio personalities will be camping out for the duration of the event outside of the Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar from Saturday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant, which will serve as the collection location, is located in the English Creek Shopping Center.

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Police: Ace Hardware in Egg Harbor Township burglarized

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:01 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in a commercial burglary investigation that occurred on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Ace Hardware store on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Bargaintown section of the township.

 According to police, an individual had disabled the building’s alarm system, forced entry into the building, damaged several items inside and stole equipment and cash from a safe.

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Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:59 pm

Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.

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Cafero Announces candidacy for Atlantic County Surrogate

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:17 am

Township Committeeman Joe Cafero is sworn in for his second three-year term by New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown. Cafero’s daughter Brittney holds the Bible as Cafero’s wife Diane looks on. Township Committeeman Joe Cafero is sworn in for his second three-year term by New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown. Cafero’s daughter Brittney holds the Bible as Cafero’s wife Diane looks on.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township Committeeman Joe Cafero announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Atlantic County Surrogate on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

"I'm running to bring new energy and leadership to the Atlantic County Surrogate's office," Cafero stated in a press release. "I believe I have the managerial skills, work ethic, and compassion necessary to revitalize and modernize this important county office."

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