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    SurfstadiumA baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

    No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

  • EHT Current

    EHT school newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by…

  • Columns

    Last week a conversation I had with a friend about each family’s rules of when and why children may be left unsupervised led me to do some digging into the legal boundaries of such arrangements.

    While my husband and I do not yet feel comfortable leaving our children unattended, we are likely nearing that age with our oldest one. After my conversation, I was curious if there were laws that would help inform our decision. I found that, much like most things in…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.

    With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.

  • Mainland Current

    NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

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Egg Harbor Township man indicted for home invasion, stabbing

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:44 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was indicted last week for attempted murder and nine additional criminal counts in connection with a home invasion robbery committed against a 92-year-old Egg Harbor Township man in 2013, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 10-12

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 02:52 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.

Thomas M. Stallard, 52, of Sewell was arrested Feb. 10 by Detective Patricia DiMarco and Officers Shawn Owen and Scott Hiltner and charged with trespassing, criminal mischief, burglary and theft.

 Frank S. Tobin, 32, of Hamilton Township was arrested Feb. 12 by Officers Jonathan Nieves and David Heritage and charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic needles and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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South Jersey firefighters train for icy water rescues

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 21, 2015 03:28 pm

Laura Stetser/South Jersey firefighters take turns acting as the victim during the training at Lake Lenape. Laura Stetser/South Jersey firefighters take turns acting as the victim during the training at Lake Lenape. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Because responders cannot choose when or where someone may need to be rescued, several South Jersey fire departments joined forces Saturday, Feb. 21 to train for these unexpected calls for service.

Volunteer and paid firefighters bundled up and took turns rescuing their peers from the icy waters of Lake Lenape in Hamilton Township just before a new coat of snow was expected to fall on the area later that afternoon. 

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EHT man arrested after second drug raid at home near Fernwood Avenue Middle School

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 20, 2015 11:29 am

Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man who had been previously charged on drug distribution charges, was arrested again on Thursday, Feb. 19 after police raided the same Cardiff-area home for the second time in less than a year.

Randy Canela-Reyna, 19, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 and charged with possession of greater than one ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of over a half pound of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of the Fernwood Avenue Middle School and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

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UPDATE: EHT doctor charged with additional sex offenses

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 10:28 am

Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township doctor who was first arrested Dec. 23 at his office and charged with sexually assaulting three patients was charged with additional offenses on Friday, Feb. 20. 

Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with several new offenses related to criminal sexual conduct after he turned himself in on Friday, posted bail and was released pending a court date, according to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.

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Officer Colella named EHT employee of the year

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 20, 2015 08:58 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Timothy Colella is named 2014 employee of the year. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Timothy Colella is named 2014 employee of the year.

Finalists for the award, longtime police officers also honored

EGG HABROR TOWNSHIP – In keeping with awards season, Township Committee was in the honoring mood during its Wednesday, Feb. 18 meeting when it announced the 2014 employee of the year winner and finalists, as well as honoring two longtime employees.

Police Officer Timothy Colella was named 2014 employee of the year. Finalists Michele Kirtsos, who works in the tax office, and Norman Splatt, who works in maintenance, were also honored as finalists for the annual award.

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Farmington Volunteer Fire Company looking for new members

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 19, 2015 02:13 pm

EHT volunteer fire company looking for new members EHT volunteer fire company looking for new members EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Farmington Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks. It currently has 30 members on its roster, but can have up to 50, a benchmark it hopes to reach its new recruitment campaign.

 Farmington firefighters are charged with protecting property and life from fire within approximately five square miles of the township. The fire district is comprised of 90 percent commercial properties, according to Assistant Chief Dennis Sharpe, but it borders four other municipalities and has more residential housing in the works.

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Egg Harbor Township expanding recycling requirements

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:18 pm

 EHT revises mandatory recycling list EHT revises mandatory recycling list  EHT revises mandatory recycling list

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Township Committee was expected to pass a revised ordinance related to what materials must be recycled during its Wednesday, Feb. 18 meeting.

If passed, the new ordinance calls for updated and expanded categories of waste to now be recycled instead of thrown into municipal trash cans.

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EHT preschool program reduced by one classroom

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 18, 2015 04:16 pm

Laura Stetser/Slaybaugh Primary School Laura Stetser/Slaybaugh Primary School EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10, parents and teachers involved with the Egg Harbor Township School District’s preschool program voiced concern over the reduction of the number of classes at Slaybaugh Primary School.

 Due to increased and mandated special education needs, the board voted to eliminate one of Slaybaugh’s preschool classrooms to reallocate the staff, which includes moving a teacher and three paraprofessionals to other settings.

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Snow day means sledding time at EHT Nature Reserve

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, February 17, 2015 02:45 pm

Laura Stetser/From left, Egg Harbor Township High School senior Angelo Pellegrini, junior Nick Zimmerman and senior Ryan Grant prepare to take another run down the slope. Laura Stetser/From left, Egg Harbor Township High School senior Angelo Pellegrini, junior Nick Zimmerman and senior Ryan Grant prepare to take another run down the slope. Area schools were closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 after about 4 inches of fluffy snow fell overnight, lending to great sledding conditions at the Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve.

Kids of all ages and some adults too took to the slopes for some winter fun.

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