• Downbeach Current

    Beach bagEveryone seems to have a different idea of how a day at the beach should go. As locals, we’ve seen all types of beach days, but the one thing in common is that it's always a good day for people watching. Below are the common beach types you'll see along South Jersey's shoreline:

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    Fireworks will be added to EHT's National Night OutEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  This year when the community comes together to mark National Night Out, the evening of fun will conclude with a fireworks display.

    The nationwide event, now in its 31st year, is held locally on the first Tuesday at Tony Canale Park. It is organized to prevent crime and substance abuse and to foster a sense of community among the residents.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

    In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.

    But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or…

  • Galloway Current

    GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s America’s Got Talent last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I have nothing.”

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Egg Harbor Township and several Township Committee members has officially concluded  more than four years after it was filed by a now retired Egg Harbor Township Police captain.

    Hector Tavarez, who at the time was a lieutenant on the force, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court in December 2009 alleging that the township’s failure to promote him to the rank of captain in 2007, 2008 and 2009 constituted racial discrimination. 

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Police searching for woman who used stolen credit card in Egg Harbor Township drug stores

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 10:04 am

According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township. According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in credit card theft and fraud that took place at drug stores in the Cardiff section of the township June 28-29.

 According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township.

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Atlantic County Pops to incorporate visual arts in summer concert

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser /Alec Alleva, 16, of Egg Harbor Township is a cello player for the band Laura Stetser /Alec Alleva, 16, of Egg Harbor Township is a cello player for the band

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP  When the Atlantic County Pops Community Band presents its free summer concert on Wednesday, July 23, the musicians will be joined by a visual artist for the first time since its inception in 2010.

The “Celebrating Mother Earth” concert will feature Cygnus Creative Arts Centre’s resident artist Stephen Gibson who will do a live sketching as the band performs Aaron Copland’s bold and familiar "Appalachian Spring" under the direction of Emily Threinen, a conductor and educator from Temple University.

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West Atlantic City motel now serving a new clientele (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Photos by Chuck Eberson Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Chuck Eberson/ Bargaintown firefigher Kalli Herouvis is geared up and ready. Chuck Eberson/ Bargaintown firefigher Kalli Herouvis is geared up and ready.

Members of the various Egg Harbor Township fire departments had the rare opportunity to train together in the abandoned Sea Breeze Motel in West Atlantic City on Wednesday, July 9.  Firefighters from the Cardiff, Scullville, West Atlantic City, Bargaintown and Farmington fire departments were able to practice their skills in a relatively safe and controlled environment. While the use of real fire in the drill is not permitted, firefighters were able to simulate actual scenarios of breaching walls, gaining access to the second story and maximizing teamwork in the course of a fire emergency.

Read more: West Atlantic City motel now serving a new clientele (SLIDESHOW)

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 2-9

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:48 am

EHT police arrest log EHT police arrest log

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

Corrine L. Gill, 47, of Atlantic City was arrested July 2 by Officer Benjamin Kollman and charged with shoplifting.

 Andres F. Lopez, 29, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested July 2 by Officer Jonathan Nieves and charged with simple assault.

 Akshay A. Panwala, 22, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested July 2 by Officer Kenneth Marchelle and charged with disorderly conduct.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 2-9

   

Letter: Demonizing EHT teachers is a poor strategy

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Written by Harry Hartman Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:11 pm

It is a disgrace how the Egg Harbor Township teachers are being treated and characterized by some members of the Board of Education It is a disgrace how the Egg Harbor Township teachers are being treated and characterized by some members of the Board of Education To the editor:

I recently read letters to the editor from parents expressing concern over the lack of a settled contract in Egg Harbor Township, which could impact their children’s college application process. This is unfortunate, but I do not understand why these letters place all of the blame for this situation on the teachers.

Parents need to understand that the Board of Education is at least equally to blame for this stalemate. Sadly, I feel that the only reason most of these parents are even engaging on this issue is because it may now affect them. Where is the support for the teachers from the parents?

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South Jersey fans line up to meet Maksim Chmerkovskiy at EHT liquor store (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:10 pm

Matt Strabuk/Lynda Mott of Galloway smiles as she has her picture taken with Maksim. Matt Strabuk/Lynda Mott of Galloway smiles as she has her picture taken with Maksim.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Local residents got the chance to meet Dancing with the Stars winner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Saturday, July 12, when the dancer stopped by Joe Canal's Liquor Store in Egg Harbor Township to promote his new brand of vodka.

Approximately 400 to 500 fans stretched around the building to meet "Maks," have a photo taken and get the celebrity's autograph.

Read more: South Jersey fans line up to meet Maksim Chmerkovskiy at EHT liquor store (SLIDESHOW)

   

Man stabbed in neck in Egg Harbor Township motel fight

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 11:14 am

Submitted/Florencio Ramirez-Martinez, 25, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Florencio Ramirez-Martinez, 25, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another person in the neck during a fight at the Rex Motel on Tilton Road in the Farmington section of the township on Saturday, July 12.

Florencio Ramirez-Martinez, 25, was charged with aggravated assault, weapons offences and possession of false government documents after Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Shawn Owen, Jody London, Katrina Cantell and Sgt. Gary Rzemyk responded to the call around 2:37 p.m.

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Our Local Coast Guard: the Lacy family

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Written by By PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS CYNTHIA OLDHAM Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lacy and his wife Mandy stand with their children Leland, 7, and Blayne, 5 months old. Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lacy and his wife Mandy stand with their children Leland, 7, and Blayne, 5 months old.

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

This summer, while people are out enjoying the water and warm temperatures, Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lacy, a native of Leesburg, Va., will be standing the watch with his shipmates at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City.

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Letter: What Atlantic City needs is less government intervention and more freedom

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Written by Douglas H. Stroz Friday, July 11, 2014 05:09 pm

The strict definition of fascism is government control of private business; to a certain extent, isn't this describing the situation in regard to Atlantic City casinos? The strict definition of fascism is government control of private business; to a certain extent, isn't this describing the situation in regard to Atlantic City casinos? To the editor:

Everyone commiserates with the employees who will lose their jobs with the closings of the Showboat, Revel and now Trump Plaza, but the genesis of the coming layoffs started a long time ago. Well-meaning politicians are to blame for the problem.

Market intervention such as the political machinations that led to the construction of the $2 billion white elephant known as the Revel, as well as the restrictions placed on casinos by burdensome legislation and taxation have led to this foreseeable outcome.

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UPDATE: Prepare for detours and delays on Mill Road starting Monday, July 14

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Motorists who regularly travel Mill Road in Egg Harbor Township should be prepared for significant detours while the Pricetown Mill Bridge is being replaced and redesign work of the Fire Road intersection is underway this summer and fall.

According to Atlantic County spokeswoman Linda Gilmore, the bridge replacement is part of larger improvements at the intersection of Mill Road and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township that are aimed at “significantly enhancing the capacity and function of this important intersection, located within one of Atlantic County's growth areas.”

Read more: UPDATE: Prepare for detours and delays on Mill Road starting Monday, July 14

   

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