• EHT Current

    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. 

  • Downbeach Current

    Beach bagEveryone seems to have a different idea of how a day at the beach should go. As locals, we’ve seen all types of beach days, but the one thing in common is that it's always a good day for people watching. Below are the common beach types you'll see along South Jersey's shoreline:

  • Columns

    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…

  • Galloway Current

     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” 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 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of her next appearance.

  • EHT Current

    Fireworks will be added to EHT's National Night OutEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  This year when the community comes together to mark National Night Out, the evening of fun will conclude with a fireworks display.

    The nationwide event, now in its 31st year, is held locally on the first Tuesday at Tony Canale Park. It is organized to prevent crime and substance abuse and to foster a sense of community among the residents.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Ongoing events around Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Events in Egg Harbor Township Events in Egg Harbor Township

Depression awareness group

The Matt McIntosh Foundation holds peer support meetings, where friendship, depression awareness education, suicide prevention and introspection are provided from 7-9 p.m. on the last Wednesday night of each month at the St. Maxamiliian Kolbe Parish 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora. For information call Kevin Coopersmith at 609-457-3284.

MOMS Club of EHT

The MOMS Club of Egg Harbor Township, a support group for local mothers, meets the first Friday of every month. New members are always welcome. See www.momsclub.org  or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information.

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Family Sucess Center in EHT to host a variety of family-friendly programs

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 25, 2014 09:00 am

Spruce Family Success Center is located on Spruce Avenue in Egg Harbor Township Spruce Family Success Center is located on Spruce Avenue in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Spruce Family Sucess Center hosts multi-faceted community-based programs that offer families and individuals convenient access to information, support and resources that help develop and maximize their strengths and potential.The following are some of their upcoming events:

Estell Manor Park Trip

The Family Success Center staff will hold a day at Estell Manor Park starting 10 a.m. Friday, July 25. There will be various outdoor games and educational nature presentations. Nature trails and playgrounds are available. Call 609-569-0376.

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EHT web design students ready for real world

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted Egg Harbor Township High School students in Lynne Kesselman’s Advanced Web Classes recently were awarded their Adobe Certified Associate Dreamweaver Certification. From left are Tyler Reigel, Michael Berenotto, Jeffrey Maul, Mohammed Moktader Mowla, Marco Salden and Abel Rojas Rodriguez. Submitted Egg Harbor Township High School students in Lynne Kesselman’s Advanced Web Classes recently were awarded their Adobe Certified Associate Dreamweaver Certification. From left are Tyler Reigel, Michael Berenotto, Jeffrey Maul, Mohammed Moktader Mowla, Marco Salden and Abel Rojas Rodriguez. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Seven Egg Harbor Township High School students in Lynne Kesselman’s Advanced Web Classes recently were awarded their Adobe Certified Associate Dreamweaver Certification.  The students are Tyler Reigel, Michael Berenotto, Jeffrey Maul, Mohammed Moktader Mowla, Marco Salden and Abel Rojas Rodriguez.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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