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    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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    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…

  • 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.

  • Sports

    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…

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Egg Harbor Township garage fire displaces 8

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 13, 2014 02:57 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe/Two cars parked in the garage of the Glenn Avenue home are completely burned. Dennis C. Sharpe/Two cars parked in the garage of the Glenn Avenue home are completely burned.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Eight people were displaced by a fire at a two-story home on Glenn Avenue in the township’s McKee City section Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11. The fire severely damaged the garage and two vehicles parked inside, while other areas of the house sustained smoke damage.

According to Laura Steinmetz, communications officer for the American Red Cross South Jersey Region, five adults and three children were living in the home. No one was injured.

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Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 02:37 pm

Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014 Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014 Sheriff Frank Balles has announced that the following arrests were made recently by members of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.  If you have information on the whereabouts of persons who are wanted by the agency, call 609-909-7200.

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EHT preschoolers learn about germ in fun way

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Submitted/English Creek Academy Teacher Haley Kammerman with her 4 year old class demonstrates new hand washing technique.  Pictured are Zoey Bown of Galloway, Marissa Mazur of Egg Harbor Township, Logan Macfarlane of Mays Landing and Jax Carter of Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/English Creek Academy Teacher Haley Kammerman with her 4 year old class demonstrates new hand washing technique. Pictured are Zoey Bown of Galloway, Marissa Mazur of Egg Harbor Township, Logan Macfarlane of Mays Landing and Jax Carter of Egg Harbor Township. English Creek Academy staff and students are working hard to stop the spread of germs by getting soaped up before meals and activities.

 Owner Laura Pappas said she implemented a new, fun way for the kids to keep their hands clean while at school.

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EHT woman allegedly drives wrong way on Parkway, pulls into police parking lot

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 11:49 am

 An Egg Harbor Township woman was arrested on drunk driving charges after she allegedly drove the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway between the Atlantic City Service Area and the Bass River State Police Station on Thursday, Oct. 9.

 Colleen Johnson, 56, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath sample, reckless driving and driving the wrong way on a highway after Trooper Kimberly Snyder reportedly witnessed Johnson pull into the station parking lot from the southbound lanes and strike a concrete curb as she entered a parking spot.

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Snacks and a family movie at EHT library

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 11, 2014 11:00 pm

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16 The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16, and Wednesdays, Nov. 12 and Dec.10. All ages are welcome to watch family films and enjoy popcorn and candy at the library, 1 Swift Ave.

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EHT police investigating another television theft from English Creek ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:24 am

The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall. The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is looking for a man wanted in connection with the theft of a flat-screen TV Monday, Sept. 22 at ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

According to reports, the man entered the store, placed a 39-inch flat-screen television in his shopping cart from the display located at the front of the store near the doors and then left without paying for it. Police said the man, depicted in a surveillance photo, is white and between 5 foot, 7 inches and 5 foot, 10 inches tall. He has short brown hair and a medium build. He was driving a newer tan or beige Chevy Avalanche.

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EHT Police find hollow-point bullets while investigating morning car crash on Black Horse Pike

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:34 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Lakewood man was charged with various weapons offenses including possession of hollow-point bullets and drunk driving charges after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a line of cars waiting at a stop light, causing a five vehicle accident along the Black Horse Pike around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 that left several people injured.

 According to police, James Christian was driving westbound on the Black Horse Pike at a high rate of speed when he failed to brake his 2008 Mercedez Benz and crashed into a 2014 Ford Focus as it was stopping for a red light at the intersection of Fire Road in the Farmington section of the township.

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Information session on EHT’s new reading program presents more questions

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:34 pm

Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary School in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary School in Egg Harbor Township

Additional outreach and meetings are expected

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An informational meeting for parents of Egg Harbor Township School District elementary school students on a new reading program ended up teaching the administration more about what kind of questions are circulating regarding the implementation of American Reading Company’s program.

 Assistant Superintendent Pete Bretones said administrators left the meeting, held during the day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with more insight into what questions and misconceptions the parents have about the program, now in its first year at the district.   Several of the approximately 30 parents who attended expressed frustration about the program’s details and how their children were being evaluated.

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SROs are a no-go for EHT schools this year

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:20 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township High School Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township High School

No federal funding awarded to any Atlantic County muncipality in latest round of COPS grants

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – There will be no school resource officers in Egg Harbor Township Schools this year.

The Board of Education held lengthy discussions during the 2014 school budget process about reintroducing school resource officers to the district. The board eventually approved an agreement with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department to split the costs of three uniformed officers, but on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Police Department received the news that it failed to get the grant that would have made the deal possible.

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Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, 2014 candidate for Egg Harbor Township Board of Education

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 07, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted/Tamika Gilbert-Floyd Submitted/Tamika Gilbert-Floyd

Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, 39, is married to Jermaine R. Floyd Sr. She has two children: Jermaine R. Floyd Jr., 4, who attends preschool at ABC Learning Center at the Egg Harbor Township High School, and Faith Avery Rose Floyd, 6, who is in first grade at C.J. Davenport Primary School.  Her parents are Rose Gaskins and James Gilbert.

 Gilbert-Floyd is an elementary school principal in the Winslow Township School District. She has been an Egg Harbor Township resident since 1977, except when she was in college at Norfolk State University. She holds a masters degree in educational administration.

 She has never held another public office.

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