• Mainland Current

    WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood.

    LINWOOD – It appears that NBC will end its affiliation with WMGM TV 40 at the end of 2014.

    A contract between NBC and Access 1 Communications, which manages the station, ran through 2012 but was extended through the end of this year. That contract is not expected to be renewed.

    Headquartered at 1601 New Road in Linwood, WMGM TV 40 is the only television station in…

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    The Mom's Beat blog

    Twitter party hosted by PBS Kids offers new ideas for exploring outdoors

     “Kids these days!” It’s a complaint as old as time.

    While there are times you will catch me saying the same thing (especially after seeing teenage girls walking around in yoga pants at school), I actually find a ton of hope in this generation of caring and conscientious children, particularly each year when we celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

  • Regional

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraTHE…

  • EHT Current

    Photo courtesy of Gertrude Roeske/ Cardiff volunteer firefighters in the 1950s

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

    Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

    Cardiff…

  • Sports

    jerseygenesisRegistration is open for the 19th Annual Jersey Genesis Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Bambino Biathlon, scheduled for Saturday, May 31, in Port Republic.

    Race organizers have added a duathlon to this year’s event to give the non-swimmers an opportunity to compete in the race.

    The triathlon portion of the event will consist of a half-mile swim, 16-mile bike and four mile run.  Duathletes will have the option of running two miles rather than swimming the half-mile at the…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Swift students play the role of environmentalists (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:23 am

Laura Stetser/The cast of “Earth Day Carol” at Swift Elementary School gather for the final musical number of their play. Laura Stetser/The cast of “Earth Day Carol” at Swift Elementary School gather for the final musical number of their play.

 The Swift Elementary School first graders in Melissa Newhall’s class performed the annual “Earth Day Carol” on Tuesday, April 22. Modified from the classic Charles Dickens story “A Christmas Carol,” the play followed the story of Ebenezer Litterbug as he learned why taking care of the Earth was important. The character, played by Raegan Simon, was led through three lessons by the Ghost of Earth Day Present, played by Claire Lee, the Ghost of Earth Day Present, played by Ethan Lee, and the Ghost of Earth Day Future, played by Bora Kara. 

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EHT teachers rally before contract meeting

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:17 am

Submitted/Teachers and staff members gathered in front of Alder Avenue Middle School as the union and school board met with the state fact finder. Submitted/Teachers and staff members gathered in front of Alder Avenue Middle School as the union and school board met with the state fact finder.

The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and the Egg Harbor Township Education Association met Tuesday, April 22 with a state-appointed fact finder as part of the ongoing contract negotiations.

 According to Association President Kathy Waszen, the two parties will now wait for an official report based on their presentations.

 “Both sides presented their positions, and the fact finder said he would try to have his report completed in a month. It was a long meeting and with no results," she wrote in an email to The Current.

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History Notes, April 22: Cardiff firemen in 1950s

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, April 22, 2014 09:10 pm

Photo courtesy of Gertrude Roeske/ Cardiff volunteer firefighters in the 1950s Photo courtesy of Gertrude Roeske/ Cardiff volunteer firefighters in the 1950s

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

Cardiff firemen

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, April 8-14

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 03:26 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.

 Neal W. Garrity, 25, and Cecil G. Taylor III, 29, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested April 8 by Officers Brett Fair and Raymond Wilson and charged with possession of controlled dangerous substances (oxycodone and Xanax), possession to surrender to law enforcement and hindering apprehension.

Ricky L. Bartlett, 24, of West Columbia, Texas was arrested April 9 by Officer Edward Bertino and charged with being a fugitive from justice.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, April 8-14

   

EHT schools open without custodial staff

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, April 21, 2014 11:46 am

Nikki Djokovich/Alder Avenue Middle School Nikki Djokovich/Alder Avenue Middle School EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Schools were open in Egg Harbor Township School District Monday, April 21, but none of the district’s 10 schools had custodial staff working, a decision that put administrators and union officials at odds.

 Superintendent Scott McCartney called the custodians’ absence a “job action.”

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Create a license for beer and wine sales in restaurants

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 21, 2014 10:47 am

Letter to the Editor, Egg Harbor Township Letter to the Editor, Egg Harbor Township

To the editor:

For the past 25 years I have attempted to show New Jersey legislators a way to collect more taxes and add employment throughout the state, while giving small entrepreneurs a chance at the food and beverage business.

I proposed the state create a license for selling beer and wine only in restaurants. This would give smaller, non-chain operations a chance to increase their gross sales and profit margins.

The objections have come from the beverage industry. Currently the major chains, of which we have several in our area, have the ability to purchase these costly licenses as this is where their major profits are. Smaller restaurants cannot compete with "push the food out” operations.

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Greentree Church holds Easter festivities (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, April 21, 2014 10:30 am

Chuck Eberson/Elina Long, 2 of Egg Harbor Township is opening her eggs for the treat inside. Chuck Eberson/Elina Long, 2 of Egg Harbor Township is opening her eggs for the treat inside.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Children at Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Township were treated to a short story about Easter by Pastor Paul Long, a magic show and the all-important Easter egg hunt. Children were broken into age groups and herded outside with colorful plastic eggs dotting the grounds.  At the command to go, children, with their family members dragging behind, picked the lawn clean in no time at all.  One by one the eggs were opened and kids devoured the sweet treats inside.

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History Notes, April 19: Pagano Family

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am

 Photo and information courtesy Frank Pagano Jr./This photo of Frank Pagano Sr. was taken about 1917 when he was in the Cavalry during World War I. Photo and information courtesy Frank Pagano Jr./This photo of Frank Pagano Sr. was taken about 1917 when he was in the Cavalry during World War I.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

Pagano Family

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