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Five injured in Black Horse Pike crash in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, May 07, 2014 03:45 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries from a three-car accident on the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section of the township on Wednesday, May 7.

According to police, James Gazzaro, 64, of Hammonton was driving a 1995 Dodge van west on the Black Horse Pike at approximately 10:50 a.m. when he went through a red light at the intersection of Spruce Avenue and hit a 2007 Honda Pilot driven by Quynh Do, 32, of Egg Harbor Township. Do was driving south on Spruce Avenue with his two children, a 1-year-old and a 5-year-old and was crossing the Black Horse Pike at a green light.

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EHT to start $2.2 million gabion project in West Atlantic City section

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, May 07, 2014 02:32 pm

Laura Stetser/Gabions pictured here along Bay Drive in West Atlantic City are big cages or wire boxes filled with rocks or concrete. They are used for erosion and flood control and soil stabilization. Laura Stetser/Gabions pictured here along Bay Drive in West Atlantic City are big cages or wire boxes filled with rocks or concrete. They are used for erosion and flood control and soil stabilization.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township is moving forward with a $2.2 million project to further secure the coastline of West Atlantic City, which was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

  The project will install gabions along the dune from Toledo to Athens avenues, replace sand dunes, fencing, plantings and wooden walkovers and boardwalks along the stretch of the waterfront and install gabions and a concrete retaining wall from Cordova to Brenta avenues along the street edge of Bay Drive. Two wooden stair walkovers and one wooden ramp will be installed over these gabions, Township Engineer Jim Mott explained.

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History Notes, May 6: 1st District Ambulance Squad

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, May 06, 2014 01:23 pm

Submitted/ Pictured are members of the Egg Harbor Township 1st District Ambulance Squad Auxilary in 1970. Submitted/ Pictured are members of the Egg Harbor Township 1st District Ambulance Squad Auxilary in 1970.

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.

Ambulance Squad

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Kutless's songs inspire hope

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, May 06, 2014 11:03 am

Kutless and four other Christian rock bands will play in the Change a Life Tour stop Saturday at Atlantic Christian School in Egg Harbor Township./Submitted Kutless and four other Christian rock bands will play in the Change a Life Tour stop Saturday at Atlantic Christian School in Egg Harbor Township./Submitted Change a Life Tour coming to Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Whether it was fate, luck or good timing, one of the headlining acts in Saturday’s Spring Music Fest at Atlantic Christian School hopes to duplicate past success with its current song being played across the country.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, April 25-May 1

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 02:29 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.

Robert D. Adams, 48, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 25 by Officer Brett Fair and charged with driving while intoxicated.

John F. Kelly, 63, of Galloway was arrested April 26 by Officers Joseph Coady, Sean O’Donoghue and Brian Santoro and charged with assault on medical services and making terroristic threats.

Erica I. Padron, 32, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 26 by Officers Robert Griffiths and Lawrence Graham and charged with resisting arrest and obstruction.

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Our Local Coast Guard: Carl Blas

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Written by By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham Monday, May 05, 2014 09:23 am

Submitted/Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas Submitted/Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Blas, a Coast Guardsman serving at the Coast Guard Air Station in Egg Harbor Township was born and raised where America’s day begins in Yigo, Guam. 

Deciding to join the Coast Guard and leave Guam was not a difficult decision for Blas.

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EHT man with history of violence sentenced to 18 years for possession of drugs and weapons

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 07:59 am

Submitted/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township TRENTON – An Atlantic County man with a history of violence was sentenced May 2 to a lengthy prison term on drug and weapons charges stemming from an investigation by the Atlantic City Violent Crime Task Force.  

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2014 EHT Community Guide

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 12:13 pm

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Heroin and marijuana found in Egg Harbor Township motel drug raids

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 09:04 am

Submitted/From left are Darlene Hancock, Ali Abdullah, , Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson Submitted/From left are Darlene Hancock, Ali Abdullah, , Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Four individuals were arrested during a series of drug raids in two Egg Harbor Township motels on Wednesday, April 30.

According to police, Darlene Hancock, 48, of Atlantic City and Ali Abdullah, 48, of Egg Harbor Township were both arrested during an early morning raid at the Economy Inn in the West Atlantic City section and charged with Possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, and later in the day, Sammantha Kinney and Sharon Marie Simpson, both 22 and of Egg Harbor Township were arrested at the Rex Motel in the Farmington section. Kinney was charged with possession of heroin, and Simpson was charged with hindering apprehension and possession of marijuana. 

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Egg Harbor Township school board passes budget with 4.4 cent tax rate increase

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, April 30, 2014 03:06 pm

EHT 2014-2015 school budget EHT 2014-2015 school budget  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education passed a $129 million budget by a vote of 8-1 at a special meeting Tuesday, April 29.

The approved budget carries a $1.8 million tax levy increase, which equates to a school tax rate increase of 4.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

Last year’s school tax rate was 1.813 cents. The 2014-2015 rate will be 1.857 cents.

The owner of a home valued at $200,000 will pay $80 more a year in school taxes as a result of the increase.

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