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Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  During the board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26, Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved the first draft of a policy that restricts ways in which teachers, coaches and other staff members can communicate with students.

 Superintendent Scott McCartney said the policy is intended to protect both the students and staff members in today’s digital age.

 In April, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that calls for New Jersey’s school districts to adopt a policy outlining the rules on how educators and other support staff should handle electronic communications with students. The term “electronic communication” includes phone calls, emails, computer networks, social media and texting and other instant messages.

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Grapes and Greens Garden Party Fundraiser set for Sept. 20 at Hidden Creek Golf Club

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:35 pm

Greens and Grains Garden Party in EHT Greens and Grains Garden Party in EHT

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. will host the Friends of Chuck Donovan Grapes and Greens Garden Party, Wine Tasting and Auction at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, on the grounds and clubhouse of the Hidden Creek Golf Club here.

While past Community Partnership wine tasting fundraisers have been formal sit-down affairs, this year’s event will take the shape of an endless cocktail party, featuring a variety of buffet-style small plates and wine pairings.

The fun, friendly and informal format will allow guests to experience the club’s indoor and outdoor charms.

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Book discussion on ‘The Goldfinch’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Book discussions at EHT library Book discussions at EHT library

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System hosts a discussion of book “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. Other upcoming discussions are: “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 ,  “The Art Forger” by Barbara Shapiro at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6;  and “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4.

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New tattoo studio in EHT hopes to leave indelible mark on local ink market

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township. Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For Jamie Corpes, getting something as permanent as a tattoo should be a well-researched decision.

 The tattoo artist said it should be important to clients that the individuals marking up their skin are competent and comfortable in their work environments.

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Ocean Heights Ave. closure to continue Thursday, Aug. 28 in EHT, Somers Point

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:32 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Ocean Heights Avenue will be closed Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6 a.m. to noon to all traffic from Blackman Road to the its end in Somers Point as construction crews affect repairs to the roadway at the base of the Patcong Bridge.

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EHT police find heroin and crack in car that contained infant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:58 pm

Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville

Warrant issued for Hallie Thompson of Williamstown for the drug offenses as well as possible child abuse charges

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  A robbery investigation led Egg Harbor Township Police to uncover heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs from a car that also contained an infant.

According to police, Hallie Thompson, 21, of Williamstown and Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of a prescription legend drug after police came across them standing outside of a 1999 Lexus during a robbery call at the Budget Motel in the West Atlantic City section of the township on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Miller school schedule, staffing changed to meet new educational rigors

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:54 pm

Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School

Recess time also increased by 50 percent

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The fourth and fifth grade students and teachers at Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School will be dedicating more time to math and language arts this year, thanks to the first schedule change in the school’s 11-year history.

 Principal Latifah Potter, who took the over the job in 2013, said she hopes the schedule changes and semi-departmentalization of teachers that also took place over the summer will allow the students to receive better instruction as well as inch up standardized test scores.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 15-18

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:42 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.

Robert E. Torres, 33, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Aug. 15 by Dectective Scott Hiltner and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacturing and distributing heroin.

 Michael Deptula, 25, of Egg Harbor Township and Emilie Loughrey, 20, of Hamilton Township were arrested Aug. 16 by Detective Richard Vogt. Deptula was charged with burglary and theft. Loughrey was charged with receiving stolen property.

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EHT to host a job search and training information session for displaced casino workers

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 27, 2014 08:54 am

Atlantic City Casino employee job displacement information session Atlantic City Casino employee job displacement information session

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Township residents facing unemployment because of the closing of Atlantic City casinos and the economic effect on related businesses will be able to learn what job training and support services are available during the Wednesday, Sept. 3 Township Committee meeting.

The information session, which will start at 5:30 p.m., will be held at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave.

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EHT school board meetings to be held earlier

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 27, 2014 08:50 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - After decades of being one of the latest meetings held by a local governing body, the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education meetings have been changed to an hour earlier.

 The board’s regular public meetings were traditionally held beginning at 8 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9, all future meetings will begin at 7 p.m.

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