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    The Mom’s Beat: Be thankful for the mundane as well as the grand

    From taco night to our health, there's always something to be thankful for

    As a mother, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. There are no gifts involved, so the focus is all on family and friends. We get a moment to take stock of what it is we are thankful to have in our lives, a great practice to…

  • Sports

    tgivingfootballartIt’s not true that the Pilgrims and Indians played a lively game of touch football just before the original Thanksgiving buffet. But somewhere, somehow, football became entwined with the traditions of Thanksgiving Day in America.

    Football games on Thanksgiving are nearly as old as the game itself. The first Thanksgiving Day game took place in Philadelphia in 1869 between the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club.

    On the local front, the feast is…

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    This is a week devoted to giving thanks. Here are some people you might know describing what makes them thankful. Some are humorous, some serious. Some are personal, others general.

    Walt Tucker, NASCAR historian

    I am thankful for family, friends and, most of all, my health. Also for living in a great country where freedom exists and for regular luncheons with friends.

    Tom Park, educator

    I am thankful that God blessed me with a wonderful loving wife and daughter.

    Michael Gill, attorney

    Life has…

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    You can give your Thanksgiving toast in a dozen different languages and liquids and addressed, whatever your faith, to “the livin’ Gawd that made you,” as Rudyard Kipling put it. But the heartfelt reasons we raise our glasses each year with such profound gratitude differs a bit with each of us. In the main we publicly give thanks for common reasons; our family, our friends, our good luck. The part that’s different we often keep to ourselves.

  • EHT Current

    Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to childrenEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

     Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

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Family Sucess Center in EHT to host a variety of family-friendly programs

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 25, 2014 08:00 am

Spruce Family Success Center is located on Spruce Avenue in Egg Harbor Township Spruce Family Success Center is located on Spruce Avenue in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Spruce Family Sucess Center hosts multi-faceted community-based programs that offer families and individuals convenient access to information, support and resources that help develop and maximize their strengths and potential.The following are some of their upcoming events:

Estell Manor Park Trip

The Family Success Center staff will hold a day at Estell Manor Park starting 10 a.m. Friday, July 25. There will be various outdoor games and educational nature presentations. Nature trails and playgrounds are available. Call 609-569-0376.

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EHT web design students ready for real world

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted Egg Harbor Township High School students in Lynne Kesselman’s Advanced Web Classes recently were awarded their Adobe Certified Associate Dreamweaver Certification. From left are Tyler Reigel, Michael Berenotto, Jeffrey Maul, Mohammed Moktader Mowla, Marco Salden and Abel Rojas Rodriguez. Submitted Egg Harbor Township High School students in Lynne Kesselman’s Advanced Web Classes recently were awarded their Adobe Certified Associate Dreamweaver Certification. From left are Tyler Reigel, Michael Berenotto, Jeffrey Maul, Mohammed Moktader Mowla, Marco Salden and Abel Rojas Rodriguez. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Seven Egg Harbor Township High School students in Lynne Kesselman’s Advanced Web Classes recently were awarded their Adobe Certified Associate Dreamweaver Certification.  The students are Tyler Reigel, Michael Berenotto, Jeffrey Maul, Mohammed Moktader Mowla, Marco Salden and Abel Rojas Rodriguez.

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Hamilton Police arrest EHT assault suspect

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:50 am

Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges. Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP––In a multi-jurisdictional investigation Hamilton Police arrested Mark Poper, 35, of Egg Harbor Township on various DWI related offenses. They turned him over to Egg Harbor Township Police who were looking for Poper for an aggravated assault that occurred a short time prior to his DWI arrest.

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Revised plan for EHT’s accelerated math program now in place

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:06 am

Accelerated math in EHT Accelerated math in EHT

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After several meetings in which parents and the members of the Board of Education voiced concerns over proposed changes to the Egg Harbor Township School District’s accelerated math program, the administration presented a revised plan for the program’s curriculum.

 The revised content outline was presented during the board’s meeting Tuesday, July 22 by Assistant Superintendent Pete Bretones.

 Bretones said any student currently in the accelerated math program will be allowed to progress as before.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 7-16

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:03 am

EHT arrest log EHT 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.

 Dassius D. Smith, 23, of Hamilton Township was arrested July 7 by Officers James Donaldson and Steven McKenney and charged with attempting to obtain a prescription legend drug by forgery or deception.

 Justin T. Tamanini, 20, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested July 7 by Officer Steven McKenney and charged with criminal mischief.

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Atlantic City International receives $1.7 million in federal funding

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 01:59 pm

airport Announcement follows $1.6 million previously awarded in June for airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, today announced $1,778,976 in new federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for taxiway rehabilitation and reconstruction projects at the Atlantic City International Airport.

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Federal racial discrimination case against Egg Harbor Township dismissed

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, July 22, 2014 01:44 pm

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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Toms River man arrested again for stealing televisions from EHT grocery store

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:41 pm

Submitted/Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store Submitted/Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Toms River man was arrested for stealing at least five televisions from the ShopRite in the English Creek Center in the Cardiff section.

According to police, Patrick J. Melillo, 23, allegedly stole the flat-screen televisions from the grocery store by placing them in a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying on four separate incidents.

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Three heroin bricks seized, two arrested in early morning SWAT search at Rex Motel in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:09 am

Submitted/Sammantha Kinney, 22, and Christoffa Davila, 24, were arrested Submitted/Sammantha Kinney, 22, and Christoffa Davila, 24, were arrested EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Three bricks of heroin were taken off of the street and two Egg Harbor Township residents were arrested related charges after police executed a narcotics search warrant at the Rex Motel in the Cardiff section of the township early on Tuesday, July 22.

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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 03:54 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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