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     Atlantic County citizen of year

    Said she always felt a calling to be a firefighter

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It…

  • Columns

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

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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Five Agatha Christie mysteries at EHTHS will have audiences asking, ‘whodunit?’

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, December 02, 2014 02:21 pm

Chelsea White/The characters gather during a tense moment at the island house of Mr. Owens in ‘And Then There Were None.’ Chelsea White/The characters gather during a tense moment at the island house of Mr. Owens in ‘And Then There Were None.’ EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – “Who doesn't love a good whodunit?” asked Matthew Guenther, the director of the Egg Harbor Township Drama Club’s performances of Agatha Christie’s Murder Mysteries, set for Dec. 4-7.

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Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court gets security screening

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, December 02, 2014 11:17 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Michael Santoro staffs the new security screening checkpoint outside the municipal courtroom on Monday, Dec. 1. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Michael Santoro staffs the new security screening checkpoint outside the municipal courtroom on Monday, Dec. 1. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Following a state mandate for increased security in municipal courts, Egg Harbor Township installed a metal detector last month, which was put into service on Monday, Dec. 1.

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Slaybaugh Brunch with Santa

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 10:46 am

Slaybaugh hosts brunch with Santa, craft event Slaybaugh hosts brunch with Santa, craft event

The Slaybaugh Parents Club will host a Brunch with Santa 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 in the Slaybaugh Primary School.

Enjoy crafts, face painting, letters to Santa and pictures with Santa.

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EHT police conclude hair-raising experience for charity

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, December 01, 2014 02:44 pm

Laura Stetser/ From left are Best Beard winner Michael Santoro, Best Goatee winner Ernest Dunson and Best Mustache winner Brian Keane. Laura Stetser/ From left are Best Beard winner Michael Santoro, Best Goatee winner Ernest Dunson and Best Mustache winner Brian Keane. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Egg Harbor Township Police Department concluded its No-Shave November fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cancer Center by donating $3,300 to the center, and hosting a facial hair contest on Monday, Dec. 1.

In the end, only three stood victorious in their efforts: Michael Santoro, who won Best Beard; Ernest Dunson, who was declared winner of Best Goatee; and Brian Keane, who had the best, albeit only, mustache.

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Egg Harbor Township police chief resigns

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, December 01, 2014 11:54 am

EHT Police Chief Michael Morris  Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Michael Morris, shown here addressing officers gathered for the conclusion of the department’s ‘No Shave November’ charity donation event, is resigning from his position effective February 2015.

"I think he was a very good chief. I just would like to have kept him a little longer." -Mayor James 'Sonny' McCullough

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Chief of Police Michael Morris, a 27-year member of the department, submitted his resignation papers on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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