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    The Mom’s Beat: The power of the elf network

    Even Santa’s magic needs a boost sometimes

    Last year a little girl from New Jersey put an item on her wish list to Santa that came seemingly out of the blue.

    “I would like the Sweetshine Glow Happy Clubhouse,” she announced.

    Her parents were stumped. Neither had ever heard of the toy.

  • EHT Current

     Atlantic County citizen of year

    Said she always felt a calling to be a firefighter

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  • Sports

    CALFallWrap2The swimmers are in the pools and, starting next week, jump shots and takedowns will replace third-down conversions and extra points.

    But first, one final look at the 2014 Cape-Atlantic League football season and a couple of other fall sports.

    It was another fall season filled with success.

    St. Joseph won another NJSIAA championship, keeping the CAL’s streak alive – at least one NJSIAA…

  • Downbeach Current

    Mary Platt of Egg Harbor Township chats with her father, William Delgesso, who turns 100 years old Friday, Dec. 12VENTNOR – Dancing through life keeps William Delgesso young, the soon-to-be centenarian said.

    “I’m 100, going on 50,” he said in his Somerset Avenue home last week. His 100th birthday is Friday, Dec. 12.

    Delgesso danced his way out of tribulation and into the arms…

  • Mainland Current

    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

  • Sports

    EHTMainswim1LINWOOD - Athletes from Mainland Regional and Egg Harbor Township high schools took to the water on Friday, Dec. 6 in a competitive early-season Cape-Atlantic League swim meet at Mainland's pool.

    The EHT girls beat their Mainland rivals 110-60 as sophomore Camryn Greenleaf took victories in the 100-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke, and joined her teammates for wins in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

    Kirstin…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHT burglary victims urged to claim stolen items

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:03 am

Submitted/EHT police have photos of the recovered items Submitted/EHT police have photos of the recovered items

Jacob Norman, 27, and Jennifer O’Donoghue, 37, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested Thanksgiving morning

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Residents who recently had items stolen from their homes may have a chance of getting them back after the recent arrest of two alleged burglary suspects who police said are responsible for a string of residential break-ins in November.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Nov. 24-Dec. 3

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

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

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Flooding expected along Black Horse Pike in West Atlantic City during high tides

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, December 08, 2014 12:19 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Motorists are advised to avoid the West Atlantic City portion of the Black Horse Pike until Wednesday, Dec. 10 as minor to moderate tidal flooding is expected as part of a passing nor'easter storm. 

 This morning, Monday, Dec. 8, the roadway was closed due to the rising water. The Egg Harbor Township Police posted a list of the next high tide times to help motorist plan travel accordingly as the storm passes.

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Church gift fair in EHT offers many ways to give

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church will offer the public a chance to broaden their gift-giving possibilities while helping their favorite charities at an Alternative Gift Fair this Sunday, Dec. 7.

The event allows charitable organizations to sell small trinkets as well as to collect donations, according to church member Dan Campbell.

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Atlantic Pops music for toys concert to feature seasonal song and dance

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, December 05, 2014 01:50 pm

Submitted/In front from left are Atlantic Pops horns section musicians Linda Moninghoff, Fernwood Avenue Middle School band member Joe Sutton and Absegami High School drum major Michael Cowles. In back is Breana Wiener. Submitted/In front from left are Atlantic Pops horns section musicians Linda Moninghoff, Fernwood Avenue Middle School band member Joe Sutton and Absegami High School drum major Michael Cowles. In back is Breana Wiener. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic Pops Community Band will collaborate with area musicians and dancers to bring music of the holiday season to the Egg Harbor Township Community Center Friday, Dec. 5.

The annual Toy Drive Concert is presented in cooperation with the Atlantic City Rescue Mission to benefit needy area families.

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Egg Harbor Township man gets 5 years for child pornography distribution

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 12:11 pm

Juan Carlos Alvarez pleaded guilty Tuesday, Aug. 4 to second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of more than 100 files of child pornography. Juan Carlos Alvarez pleaded guilty Tuesday, Aug. 4 to second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of more than 100 files of child pornography. Juan Carlos Alvarez, 34, was sentenced under new child porn law

TRENTON – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced to five years in prison today (Friday, Dec. 5) for distributing child pornography on the Internet. 

Juan Carlos Alvarez, 34, had more than 2,000 photos and 100 videos of child pornography on his computer and six hard drives, authorities said.

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EHT Police to participate in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 09:56 am

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starts Dec. 5 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starts Dec. 5

Police officers from Egg Harbor Township will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Year-end Holiday Crackdown.  Beginning Friday, Dec. 5 and through Friday, Jan. 2, local law enforcement officers will conduct roving patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs.

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EHT historical society kicks off the holiday season with the help of friends and donors

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, December 04, 2014 07:18 am

Laura Stetser/Kyra Verspertino, 5, of Egg Harbor Township visits with Santa. Assisting Santa are Cygnus Created Arts Centre dancers Rebecca Smith and Jessie Rosenthal, both 16 and also of Egg Harbor Township. Laura Stetser/Kyra Verspertino, 5, of Egg Harbor Township visits with Santa. Assisting Santa are Cygnus Created Arts Centre dancers Rebecca Smith and Jessie Rosenthal, both 16 and also of Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Christmas tree was lit Wednesday, Dec. 3, outside its West Jersey Avenue museum, with help from friends, neighbors and members who came to sing carols, see Santa, and glimpse artifacts that recall Christmases past.

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Egg Harbor Township school board introduces revised policy for teacher-student e-communication

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, December 03, 2014 01:46 pm

EHT school board introduces revised policy for teacher-student e-communication EHT school board introduces revised policy for teacher-student e-communication

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education unanimously approved a new policy at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 25 governing electronic communications between employees and students.

If approved on final reading – scheduled for Dec. 9 – the policy would require, “when possible,” all electronic communications with students to be through district email, network or websites, district-approved educational websites or district telephone systems; all electronic communications by coaches and extracurricular advisors with team or club members to be sent to all participants in that group; and all electronic communications to include the parents and guardians of the students involved.

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History Notes, Dec. 4: Christmas time at the Shore Mall

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/The year was 1987.  Santa, played by Al Boscov, arrives at the Shore Mall in style. Submitted/The year was 1987. Santa, played by Al Boscov, arrives at the Shore Mall in style.

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.

Christmas time at the Shore Mall

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