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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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     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.” She competed 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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of Platt’s 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.

  • Downbeach Current

    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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EHTHS’s Teacher of Year connects the dots for her math students

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, March 24, 2014 12:00 am

 Submitted/Carol Wilkinson is Egg Harbor Township High School’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Submitted/Carol Wilkinson is Egg Harbor Township High School’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School’s 2013 Teacher of the Year is Carol Wilkinson, who is now in her 31st year as a math teacher at the school. Besides her tenure at the school, she has other connections to the school. Her daughter Holly, 23, was a 2008 graduate and her late husband George taught next door to her classroom for almost 30 years. 

 Wilkinson said she fell in love with math and teaching early on in her life.

 “I loved all of my math classes,” she said. “I wanted to be a teacher since I was in second grade. As a second grader, I wanted to teach second grade. As a third grader, I wanted to teach third grade. This continued until I got to junior high. It was then that I decided I wanted to be a math teacher.”

 Wilkinson has taught nearly every course that the math department offers during her time at the school but her favorite lesson is “curve sketching,” she said.

 “It's like a huge puzzle. Using calculus, you can find the maximum and minimum points of a function as well as when the function is increasing, decreasing, concave up or concave down and more. When all the information is gathered, it's time to put it all together and see the finished graph.”

 While she is normally the one teaching the students, they too have taught her a few tricks.

 “My students are a big help when it comes to technology. They have helped me with computer issues in the past and are great with graphing calculators,” she said. “They have taught me patience over the years as well. My students are fantastic and they inspire me to be the best I can be because they deserve it.”

 Looking over her career, she said the job is not an easy one, but is always rewarding. “It is never boring. Students are amazing and they keep me young. A teacher has the opportunity to positively impact many young lives,” she said.

 “Teaching is not easy,” she advises aspiring teachers. “Be sure that you're willing to work hard and that you love kids. You also have to be able to adapt to change. Get to know the students on a personal level and treat them with respect. 

The calculus teacher holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Ursinus College. In her free time she enjoys reading, cross stitching, staying involved in her church and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

 

Atlantic County confirms another rabies case in EHT

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 23, 2014 01:12 pm

Residents Urged to Vaccinate Pets

Atlantic County’s second confirmed case of rabies this year has been found in a raccoon picked up from a Malaron Circle property in Egg Harbor Township.

According to the property owner, the raccoon was found in the back yard on March 14 aggressively scratching at the home’s back door. Egg Harbor Township police and the local animal control officer were called for assistance. The animal was removed and sent to the state lab for testing where it was confirmed positive for rabies on March 19.

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History Notes, March 24: Cardiff's first fire truck

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:00 am

 

Submitted-courtesy of Capt. Jack Flanagan/ Driver is Fred Wetzel and passenger is Max Schultz. Submitted-courtesy of Capt. Jack Flanagan/ Driver is Fred Wetzel and passenger is Max Schultz.

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.

Cardiff’s first fire truck

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EHT high school donates net volleyball proceeds to Elimate Project

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Written by Chuck Eberson Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00 am

Egg Harbor Township high school held their volleyball marathon for the 13th year Friday, March 14.

There were 42 teams comprised of students, alumni and staff competing in the Key Club’s primary fundraiser scheduled to run from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. Each team donated $100 to participate in the competition.

The Key Club sponsored by the township’s Kiwanis, will donate the proceeds from this event as they have done the past two fundraisers to the Eliminate Project. 

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Every carb counts in managing diabetes

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 20, 2014 09:46 am

Submitted/Amanda Stafford, 13, of Egg Harbor Township tests her blood sugar before breakfast. Submitted/Amanda Stafford, 13, of Egg Harbor Township tests her blood sugar before breakfast.

Moms plan spaghetti dinner to help launch T1D support group

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Ten-year-old Amanda Stafford had been sick for more than three months, complaining of a slightly upset stomach. Some days she also had dry, itchy and red skin, and she had to use the bathroom in the middle of the night frequently.

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Spring has arrived in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 20, 2014 09:29 am

Laura Stetser/Daffodils are being to grow just in time for the first day of spring. Laura Stetser/Daffodils are being to grow just in time for the first day of spring.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Happy first day of spring! The birds are singing, the sun in shining and signs of spring are popping up where piles of snow were just three days ago.

What are you looking forward to now that winter has ended?

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EHT school budget calls for staffing changes in township schools

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 19, 2014 02:54 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – During its work session meeting Tuesday, March 18, the Board of Education approved a $129,162,037 budget for the 2014-2015 school year with a 4 cent tax rate increase. The budget is under the state-mandated 2 percent spending cap by approximately $7,000.

The 8-1 vote allowed the district to send the budget to the Atlantic County superintendent of schools for approval. Reductions can be made before it is adopted in April, but no changes that would increase the figures are allowed. Board member Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, March 4-13

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 17, 2014 04:35 pm

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Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Carl P. Restifo, 50, of Waretown was arrested March 4 by Officers Benjamin Kollman and Officer Louis Poletis and charged with simple assault and harassment.

 Natasha Miller, 24, and Ahkem A. Seruby, 24, both of Pleasantville were arrested March 6 by Officers John Beattes and William Peterson and charged with shoplifting.

 Joseph J. Erickson, 31, of Pleasantville was arrested March 7 by Officer Alekhine Pahang and charged with shoplifting.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, March 4-13

   

Eagle Academy students complete project at EHT Nature Reserve (SLIDESHOW/VIDEO)

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Written by Chuck Eberson Monday, March 17, 2014 02:47 pm

Chuck Ebserson/Anton Lopez, 18 helps the effort by bringing some wood over to the garage. Chuck Ebserson/Anton Lopez, 18 helps the effort by bringing some wood over to the garage.

 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The newest addition to the Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve, a storage garage, was completed Tuesday, March 11 by students of the Eagle Academy, Egg Harbor Township School District’ alternative high school. 

Nature Reserve Trustee Nick Fasola complimented everyone on the group effort.

“This structure was built at a little more than half the cost of a pre-manufactured storage shed, so this is an example what can happen when we pool the resources together,” Fasola said.

Read more: Eagle Academy students complete project at EHT Nature Reserve (SLIDESHOW/VIDEO)

 

Lego programs offered at EHT PAL

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, March 17, 2014 05:01 am

EHT PAL offers Lego programs EHT PAL offers Lego programs

The Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League will host two Lego-related clubs. The Lego WEDO programs are for first through third graders and meets Tuesdays between 4:30 and 7 p.m., depending on levels of the children. These programs begin March 18. A summer enrichment program will also be offered between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays starting June 25.

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