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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.

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    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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    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…

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    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.

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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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UPDATE: Police process, release EHT boater who allegedly staged own death

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, February 16, 2015 04:45 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man who allegedly staged his own death to avoid prosecution in a fraud investigation was processed Monday, Feb. 16 and released on bail pending a court appearance, according to township police. The specific charges were not immediately available.

Andrew Biddle, 45, of Egg Harbor Township turned himself in to Atlantic County Superior Court Thursday, Feb. 12. He had disappeared after police announced that he was under investigation for theft and fraud. 

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Egg Harbor Township superintendent issues pair of statements on PARCC

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, February 16, 2015 01:26 pm

EHT Superintendent issues statement on PARCC issues EHT Superintendent issues statement on PARCC issues EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Superintendent Scott McCartney issued a two-part statement on Friday, Feb. 13 regarding the upcoming standardized Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career test, called PARCC.

The letters were addressed to parents, students and staff members and outline the district's stance on requests for refusals to take the test as well McCartney's take on some of the issues that have caused concern among parents.

The letters can be viewed below:

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 4-11

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 12:45 pm

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.

 Joseph J. Erickson, 32, of Pleasantville was arrested Feb. 4 by Detective Scott Hiltner and Officer Curtis Ware and charged with shoplifting.

  Troy S. Helduser, 38, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 4 by Officer Brett Fair and John Beattes and charged with shoplifting.

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Remembering Jamie at 15 still helping others get through college

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00 am

 

Steve Prisament/Margaret and Jim Crescenzo with the Atlantic Cape Community College degree their daughter, Jamie, received posthumously. Steve Prisament/Margaret and Jim Crescenzo with the Atlantic Cape Community College degree their daughter, Jamie, received posthumously. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – While there will be many differences from the first, the 15th annual Italian Night Dinner will still honor the memory of Jamie Crescenzo in much the same way that it has all these years.

“Fifteen years ago on a snowy February morning an accident took the life of Jamie Crescenzo, not quite 21 years old,” her mother, Margaret, said Sunday, Jan. 25, as she and her husband, Jim, worked on preparations for the event that fills the Elks hall on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road for more than four hours.

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Omar Dixon crowned Mr. EHT 2015 (VIDEO/SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 13, 2015 06:42 pm

Laura Stetser/Mr. EHT 2015 contestants line up to take the stage. From left are seniors Kevin Vo, Russell Coombs, Angel Perez, Rocco Mahoney, Matthew Kyle, Mitch Marisco, Justin Hlifka, Vinh Dang, Michael Aberman, Steven Reynolds, Zach Sennet, Thomas McGrail and Omar Dixon. Laura Stetser/Mr. EHT 2015 contestants line up to take the stage. From left are seniors Kevin Vo, Russell Coombs, Angel Perez, Rocco Mahoney, Matthew Kyle, Mitch Marisco, Justin Hlifka, Vinh Dang, Michael Aberman, Steven Reynolds, Zach Sennet, Thomas McGrail and Omar Dixon.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The acts performed in the talent portion of Egg Harbor Township High School’s 30th Annual Mr. EHT Contest showcased the diversity of Atlantic County’s largest high school.

Acts ranged from lip synced songs and dance routines to a spoken word performance; and from acoustic guitar and vocal selections, to a ventriloquist routine.

 The 13 senior contestants were formally introduced wearing tuxedos and accompanied by well-dressed female friends before they each took the stage for the wide-ranging talent portion in front of a crowd of about 500 people. But only one could reign supreme.

Omar Dixon, who took the stage as a Michael Jackson impersonator, was crowned Mr. EHT 2015. 

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Two 19-year-old EHT men charged in residential burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 13, 2015 02:41 pm

Timothy Tolbert, 19, left Timothy Tolbert, 19, left Brandon St. Hillaire, 19, right Brandon St. Hillaire, 19, right  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two 19-year-old Egg Harbor Township men were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Maple Avenue home on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Timothy Tolbert was arrested for the incident on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of stolen property after police said he and Brandon St. Hillaire forced their way into a the Farmington-section home and stole cash, electronics and other items. The incident was reported to police around 7 p.m.

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