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    The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

    In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.

    But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or…

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    New light at Zion and Old Zion roads will be operational July 24

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Beginning Wednesday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 30, a lane shift traffic pattern will be in effect in the southbound lane of Fire Road at the intersection of Route 322/40 in Egg Harbor Township on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for work by a private developer.  Lanes in both directions will remain open to traffic. Police will be onsite to assist. Work is contingent on weather conditions. 

     The county is also…

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Egg Harbor Township and several Township Committee members has officially concluded  more than four years after it was filed by a now retired Egg Harbor Township Police captain.

    Hector Tavarez, who at the time was a lieutenant on the force, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court in December 2009 alleging that the township’s failure to promote him to the rank of captain in 2007, 2008 and 2009 constituted racial discrimination. 

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    GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s America’s Got Talent last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” She competed during “Judgment Week” on the show which aired Tuesday, July 22.
    As part of her selection by “AGT”, Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of Platt’s next appearance.
    Platt, who will be a student at the…

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Hamilton Police arrest EHT assault suspect

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:50 am

Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges. Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP––In a multi-jurisdictional investigation Hamilton Police arrested Mark Poper, 35, of Egg Harbor Township on various DWI related offenses. They turned him over to Egg Harbor Township Police who were looking for Poper for an aggravated assault that occurred a short time prior to his DWI arrest.

Read more: Hamilton Police arrest EHT assault suspect

 

Call of Duty event set for Saturday in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Call of Duty military timeline event in Egg Harbor Township Call of Duty military timeline event in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Reenactors from as far away as Washington and Harrisburg will convene in the small field adjacent to the Greate Egg Harbour Historical Society Museum Saturday, July 26 to present a timeline of America’s armed conflicts as a way to honor the nation’s history and the veterans who helped shape it.

 The authentic soldier groups, representing conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War, will also be joined by veterans who will share their stories of America’s military history during the daylong event, called “Call of Duty.”

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Revised plan for EHT’s accelerated math program now in place

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:06 am

Accelerated math in EHT Accelerated math in EHT

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After several meetings in which parents and the members of the Board of Education voiced concerns over proposed changes to the Egg Harbor Township School District’s accelerated math program, the administration presented a revised plan for the program’s curriculum.

 The revised content outline was presented during the board’s meeting Tuesday, July 22 by Assistant Superintendent Pete Bretones.

 Bretones said any student currently in the accelerated math program will be allowed to progress as before.

Read more: Revised plan for EHT’s accelerated math program now in place

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 7-16

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:03 am

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

 Dassius D. Smith, 23, of Hamilton Township was arrested July 7 by Officers James Donaldson and Steven McKenney and charged with attempting to obtain a prescription legend drug by forgery or deception.

 Justin T. Tamanini, 20, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested July 7 by Officer Steven McKenney and charged with criminal mischief.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 7-16

   

Traffic advisories issued for Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 07:57 am

New light at Zion and Old Zion roads will be operational July 24

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Beginning Wednesday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 30, a lane shift traffic pattern will be in effect in the southbound lane of Fire Road at the intersection of Route 322/40 in Egg Harbor Township on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for work by a private developer.  Lanes in both directions will remain open to traffic. Police will be onsite to assist. Work is contingent on weather conditions. 

 The county is also advising the public that the temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township is scheduled to become fully operational as of 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 24. The signal has been in flashing operation since last week.

Read more: Traffic advisories issued for Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township

 

Atlantic City International receives $1.7 million in federal funding

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:59 pm

airport Announcement follows $1.6 million previously awarded in June for airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, today announced $1,778,976 in new federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for taxiway rehabilitation and reconstruction projects at the Atlantic City International Airport.

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Federal racial discrimination case against Egg Harbor Township dismissed

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:44 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Egg Harbor Township and several Township Committee members has officially concluded  more than four years after it was filed by a now retired Egg Harbor Township Police captain.

Hector Tavarez, who at the time was a lieutenant on the force, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court in December 2009 alleging that the township’s failure to promote him to the rank of captain in 2007, 2008 and 2009 constituted racial discrimination. 

Read more: Federal racial discrimination case against Egg Harbor Township dismissed

 

Toms River man arrested again for stealing televisions from EHT grocery store

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 01:41 pm

Submitted/Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store Submitted/Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Toms River man was arrested for stealing at least five televisions from the ShopRite in the English Creek Center in the Cardiff section.

According to police, Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store by placing them in a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying on four separate incidents.

Read more: Toms River man arrested again for stealing televisions from EHT grocery store

   

Car fire backs up traffic at Garden State Parkway exit in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:42 pm

R.J. Liberatore Jr./The car sits at the exit of the Garden State Parkway entrance off of Fire Road on Tuesday, July 22. R.J. Liberatore Jr./The car sits at the exit of the Garden State Parkway entrance off of Fire Road on Tuesday, July 22. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A Dodge Intrepid caught fire as it as it was pulling off of the Garden State Parkway exit 36 onto Fire Road around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22. The was no immediate information as the condition of the occupants or the cause of the fire which destroyed the car.

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Three heroin bricks seized, two arrested in early morning SWAT search at Rex Motel in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:09 pm

Submitted/Sammantha Kinney, 22, and Christoffa Davila, 24, were arrested Submitted/Sammantha Kinney, 22, and Christoffa Davila, 24, were arrested EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Three bricks of heroin were taken off of the street and two Egg Harbor Township residents were arrested related charges after police executed a narcotics search warrant at the Rex Motel in the Cardiff section of the township early on Tuesday, July 22.

Read more: Three heroin bricks seized, two arrested in early morning SWAT search at Rex Motel in Egg Harbor Township

   

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