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    Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where…

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    EHT schools

    Meetings set for Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Egg Harbor Township School District is hosting a series of public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district. Employees, parents, students, residents, business owners and governmental officials are invited to attend and participate in the three meetings, each concentrating on a different topic.

     Superintendent Scott McCartney said the district occasionally realigns its goals with the public as needed. In…

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    ‘I Do’ Bridal Show set for Saturday

    OCEAN CITY – The Current and Gazette Newspapers’ fall “I Do” Bridal Show will be held 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at The Flanders, 719 E. 11th St. in Ocean City.

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    PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man who escaped the horrors of an 11-year-long Sierra Leone civil war and the deaths of 50,000 countrymen now fears an even greater enemy: Ebola.

    “When I speak to my countrymen, they tell me they would rather fight a civil war than Ebola,” said John Barclay, 54, who fled to South Jersey in 2001.

  • Columns

    Feel a cuss coming on? Sugared-up swear words are sweet enough for children’s ears

    My son sat on the floor, quietly pulling apart those little plastic bricks he loves so much and reassembling them into his latest newfangled creation, when it popped out without warning.

     “Dagnabbit,” he said under his breath as one wrong move brought the whole thing crashing down to the floor.

     It’s not the first time my son has…

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:32 am

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

Sergio J. Santiago, 29, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Benjamin Kollman and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needle).

 Stephen W. McCormick Jr., 32, of Ventnor was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Alekhine Pahang and charged with hindering apprehension.

 Jessie D. Suksri, 18, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Edward Bertino and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

 

Egg Harbor Township teachers, board have a tentative contract agreement

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 14, 2014 08:56 pm

EHT school news EHT school news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Representatives from the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Board of Education signed a memorandum of agreement for teacher and support staff contracts on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

 No details were released, but representatives from the negotiating committees of the association and the board both confirmed the agreement was signed just before the school board meeting began.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township teachers, board have a tentative contract agreement

   

Egg Harbor Township police investigating robbery at Wings To Go

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 02:19 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person wanted in connection with a robbery at Wings To Go location in the Harbortown Plaza on Sunday, Oct. 12. 

 According to police, a thin black male in his 30s to early 40s entered the Black Horse Pike business, jumped the counter, grabbed an employee and demanded money.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township police investigating robbery at Wings To Go

 

Egg Harbor Township garage fire displaces 8

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 13, 2014 03:57 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe/Two cars parked in the garage of the Glenn Avenue home are completely burned. Dennis C. Sharpe/Two cars parked in the garage of the Glenn Avenue home are completely burned.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Eight people were displaced by a fire at a two-story home on Glenn Avenue in the township’s McKee City section Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11. The fire severely damaged the garage and two vehicles parked inside, while other areas of the house sustained smoke damage.

According to Laura Steinmetz, communications officer for the American Red Cross South Jersey Region, five adults and three children were living in the home. No one was injured.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township garage fire displaces 8

   

Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 03:37 pm

Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014 Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014 Sheriff Frank Balles has announced that the following arrests were made recently by members of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.  If you have information on the whereabouts of persons who are wanted by the agency, call 609-909-7200.

 Marina Williams, 22, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 18 in Egg Harbor Township by Detectives Timothy Brown and Dustin Widas on a Superior Court bench warrant.

 Dennis Booth, 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 20 in Egg Harbor Township by Detectives Dustin Widas and Timothy Brown on a nonsupport warrant.

 Danielle C. Foreman, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 20 in Egg Harbor Township by Detective Christen Mulholland and Officers Eric Francis and Joseph May on a Superior Court bench warrant and a municipal warrant issued by Middle Township.

Read more: Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014

 

EHT preschoolers learn about germ in fun way

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 01:30 pm

Submitted/English Creek Academy Teacher Haley Kammerman with her 4 year old class demonstrates new hand washing technique.  Pictured are Zoey Bown of Galloway, Marissa Mazur of Egg Harbor Township, Logan Macfarlane of Mays Landing and Jax Carter of Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/English Creek Academy Teacher Haley Kammerman with her 4 year old class demonstrates new hand washing technique. Pictured are Zoey Bown of Galloway, Marissa Mazur of Egg Harbor Township, Logan Macfarlane of Mays Landing and Jax Carter of Egg Harbor Township. English Creek Academy staff and students are working hard to stop the spread of germs by getting soaped up before meals and activities.

 Owner Laura Pappas said she implemented a new, fun way for the kids to keep their hands clean while at school.

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EHT woman allegedly drives wrong way on Parkway, pulls into police parking lot

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 12:49 pm

 An Egg Harbor Township woman was arrested on drunk driving charges after she allegedly drove the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway between the Atlantic City Service Area and the Bass River State Police Station on Thursday, Oct. 9.

 Colleen Johnson, 56, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath sample, reckless driving and driving the wrong way on a highway after Trooper Kimberly Snyder reportedly witnessed Johnson pull into the station parking lot from the southbound lanes and strike a concrete curb as she entered a parking spot.

Read more: EHT woman allegedly drives wrong way on Parkway, pulls into police parking lot

 

Snacks and a family movie at EHT library

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:00 am

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16 The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16, and Wednesdays, Nov. 12 and Dec.10. All ages are welcome to watch family films and enjoy popcorn and candy at the library, 1 Swift Ave.

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EHT police investigating another television theft from English Creek ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:24 am

The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall. The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is looking for a man wanted in connection with the theft of a flat-screen TV Monday, Sept. 22 at ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

According to reports, the man entered the store, placed a 39-inch flat-screen television in his shopping cart from the display located at the front of the store near the doors and then left without paying for it. Police said the man, depicted in a surveillance photo, is white and between 5 foot, 7 inches and 5 foot, 10 inches tall. He has short brown hair and a medium build. He was driving a newer tan or beige Chevy Avalanche.

Read more: EHT police investigating another television theft from English Creek ShopRite

 

EHT Police find hollow-point bullets while investigating morning car crash on Black Horse Pike

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 05:34 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Lakewood man was charged with various weapons offenses including possession of hollow-point bullets and drunk driving charges after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a line of cars waiting at a stop light, causing a five vehicle accident along the Black Horse Pike around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 that left several people injured.

 According to police, James Christian was driving westbound on the Black Horse Pike at a high rate of speed when he failed to brake his 2008 Mercedez Benz and crashed into a 2014 Ford Focus as it was stopping for a red light at the intersection of Fire Road in the Farmington section of the township.

Read more: EHT Police find hollow-point bullets while investigating morning car crash on Black Horse Pike

   

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