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     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” during Judgment Week on the show, which aired Tuesday, July 22.

    As part of her selection by “AGT,” Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of her next appearance.

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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…

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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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    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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    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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Alternate route program available for Atlantic County residents seeking police training

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 04:54 pm

Applications available at Tony Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township

The Atlantic County Police Training Center is now accepting applications for the next Alternate Route Program that allows eligible residents to enroll in a 23-week basic police training course without first being hired by a police agency. Graduates of the Alternate Route Program will qualify for a State of New Jersey Police Training Commission certificate upon employment.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 with a minimum of 60 college credits prior to the start of training. Two years active military duty or a combination of college and military may be substituted. They must also possess a valid New Jersey drivers license and pass a drug test.

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Update on EHT's accelerated math program expected at July 22 meeting

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 21, 2014 02:53 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education is expected to hear an updated report from Assistant Superintendent Pete Bretones regarding proposed changes to the district's accelerated math program during its meeting on Tuesday, July 22.

 The program, which has been in place for four years, currently offers accelerated curriculum for high-achieving math students starting in the third grade and concluding with advanced courses in high school. The administration, which proposed several modifications the the program this spring, has faced opposition from board members as well as parents and teachers.

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Egg Harbor Township tax bills coming out week of July 28

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 21, 2014 02:15 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Property owners will receive the preliminary 2014-2015 tax bills beginning Monday, July 28.

 The grace period has been extended until Aug. 22 for the third quarter 2014 payment.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township tax bills coming out week of July 28

 

Man avoids attempted armed robbery at drive-through of EHT Burger King restaurant

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 21, 2014 10:21 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to rob a man while he was in the drive-through window at the Burger King on Tilton Road in the Bargaintown section of the township on Sunday, July 20.

According to police, a light-skinned black male in his late teens or early 20s approached the passenger side window of the victim’s car while he was in the drive through lane of the fast food restaurant around 7 p.m. He victim told police the man showed a handgun and demanded his property from inside the car. Instead of handing it over, the 59-year old victim pulled forward and began honking the horn, a decision that caused the alleged armed robber to flee on foot south on Hingston Avenue.

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Egg Harbor Township Education Association's movie night (Slideshow)

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, July 21, 2014 09:13 am

Viewers bring chairs and blankets to stake out their lawn seats. Viewers bring chairs and blankets to stake out their lawn seats. After the threat of rain all day, the Egg Harbor Township Education Association was able to hold its first ever outdoor movie night with a free screening of Despicable Me 2 at Tony Canale Park in Egg Harbor Township Saturday, July 19.

The movie started just after sunset, with plenty of room in the park’s amphitheater to give kids the chance to run around and others the opportunity to relax on a blanket.

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Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City

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Written by Daniel Fedeli Saturday, July 19, 2014 04:04 pm

Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City Letter: Bring world-class sophistication back to Atlantic City To the editor:

There has been discussion since two Atlantic City hotels announced they will close of them becoming boutique hotels, implying that smaller hotels could become destination hotels.

In theory that’s correct. The question is can you locate the quality management required to make it happen.

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Fireworks coming to Egg Harbor Township’s National Night Out

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 18, 2014 02:49 pm

Fireworks will be added to EHT's National Night Out Fireworks will be added to EHT's National Night Out EGG 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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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.

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