• EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Township Administrator Peter Miller gives is testimony to the Planning Board during a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5Township presents its case over 2 meetings, with more to come

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When Township Administrator Peter Miller showed up to the special Planning Board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 pushing a cart filled with four bankers boxes, displays and a fully-loaded three-ring binder, it was evident the tug of…

  • Downbeach Current

    Jewish War Veterans gather at Bloom Pavilion for 8th annual Veterans Day luncheon.MARGATE – Veterans and their spouses turned out for the eighth annual Veterans Day luncheon held at the Bloom Pavilion Monday, Nov. 10. Third grade students from the William H. Ross School made cards, mingled and helped serve lunch to the veterans during the event.

  • Regional

    Hoilday Events

    Atlantic County 4H Model Railroad Club's elaborate model trains are now on display on the upper level Hamilton Mall by Sears. Hours are 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 609-646-6392 or see www.shophamilton.com.

    Meet Santa at the Hamilton Mall in the mall's center court now through Christmas Eve.  Santa photo hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Santa feeds his reindeer from 1…

  • Mainland Current

    Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday.NORTHFIELD—Patrons pressed their noses to the window to get a glimpse of what was keeping one of their favorite pizza restaurants closed on a Saturday afternoon. A handwritten message on the chalkboard in front of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza at the corner of Tilton and New roads said “sorry for the inconvenience we…

  • Sports

    ehtfootballEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township High School football team's turnaround season has hit a rough patch of late.

    But despite a loss to Millville on Friday, Nov. 7 that derailed the Eagles’ NJSIAA South Jersey Group V playoff hopes, the program has clearly taken a turn toward a brighter future.

    “We have great kids,” said first-year coach Kevin Stetser after the 42-35 loss to Millville, the…

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: Birthdays don’t have be about big parties

     In the weeks leading up to our first child’s second birthday, my husband posed a simple but unexpected question.

    “Why do we need to throw a birthday party every year?”

     On our daughter’s first birthday, we had thrown the big, traditional house party with all of our friends and family invited. We were first-time parents, so as she was about to turn 2, the answer to…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

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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When someone you love overdoses

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Laura Stetser/At a training session Thursday, Nov. 13 in Egg Harbor Township, Nurse Bruce Rice of the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City explains how to administer chest compressions in overdose emergencies. Laura Stetser/At a training session Thursday, Nov. 13 in Egg Harbor Township, Nurse Bruce Rice of the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City explains how to administer chest compressions in overdose emergencies.

Training session shows attendees how to administer first aid and Narcan to drug overdose victims

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – His breath will be slow and labored, possibly with gurgling sounds, and he doesn’t respond to attempts to rouse him.

Her skin will feel cold and clammy, and her fingertips and lips may be blue. If you open her eyelids, you’ll see that her pupils are as small as pinpoints. 

You suspect a history of opioid drug use like heroin or abuse of prescription pills, so you know there is a chance your loved one could have overdosed. What do you do when it looks like it may be too late?

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 22-Nov. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 01:06 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

Joseph R. Johnson, 44, of Ventnor was arrested Oct. 22 by Officers Brian McKenney, Kyle Macpherson, Sean O’Donoghue, William Burns and Benjamin Wilson and charged with criminal trespass and defiant trespass.

 Kevin Finney, 56, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 23 by Officer Shawn Mensch and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (oxycontin and roxicet).

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Egg Harbor Township pedestrian injured in hit-and-run car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:52 pm

Submitted/EHT police investigating hit and run accident Submitted/EHT police investigating hit and run accident EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries after she was struck by a car as she was walking along Delilah Road in the area of Delilah Terrace Mobile Park in the Farmington section of the township on Friday, Nov. 14.

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UPDATE: Police arrest two women for allegedly stealing baby formula from EHT ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:16 pm

  Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The public is being credited with identifying two female shoplifting suspects who were arrested after police received tips about an investigation into the theft of baby formula from the English Creek ShopRite.

On Nov. 14, Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos after the photos were posted to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Facebook page and shared in local media.

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Visitors get insider access to ACUA during America Recycles Day celebration

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, November 17, 2014 11:28 am

Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt. Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority hosted an open house Friday, Nov. 14 at its Recycling Center in Egg Harbor Township, inviting members of the community to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Visitors donned hardhats and reflective vests to take tours of the facility – it is the only day of the year they are allowed to do so – and followed the course of paper, plastic and glass through single-stream processing. Activities for children included trivia, crafts and games, with ACUA’s recycling mascot Supercan on hand providing laughs with dance moves, hugs and photo opportunities.

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Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane To the editor:

I was recently on Twitter and saw a lot of activity surrounding the hashtag #SignS998. I looked it up, and bill S998 would outlaw the use of "gestation crates" for mother pigs. These crates are small metal cages that are barely bigger than the pig's own body; they are terribly inhumane, and as a pet owner, I'm against inhumane treatment of animals.

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