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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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EHT woman, 76, in serious condition after ‘medical incident’ causes Mill Road crash

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 09:38 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 76-year-old township woman is in serious condition after a car crash Friday morning that police said was caused by a medical incident.

The accident happened as Helene Goldman was driving a 2011 Toyota Avalon around 7:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28 near the Mill Road exit of the Village Grande at English Mill development in the Bargaintown section of the township.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Nov. 13-22

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 04:56 pm

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

Ryan C. Applegate, 30, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Nov. 13 by Officer Kyle Macpherson and charged with burglary and theft.

 Shawn L. Super, 52, of Hammonton was arrested Nov. 18 by Detectives Ray Theriault and Robert Harte and charged with theft of movable property.

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Absecon man killed in Thanksgiving Day car accident in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 01:30 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 20-year-old Absecon man was killed after the car he was riding in hit a tree on Spruce Avenue on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27. The one-car accident also left the driver, a 62-year-old man from Egg Harbor Township, with life-threatening injuries.

Nevil Tauro was a passenger in a 2000 Porsche Boxter traveling south on Spruce in the Bargaintown section of the township at about 4:30 p.m. when it failed to negotiate a curve, left the road and hit a tree just south of Main Avenue. 

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EHT, Absecon men among 8 charged with illegal dumping on state land

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Written by Staff Report Friday, November 28, 2014 12:46 pm

TRENTON – A Department of Environmental Protection initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and recreational lands resulted in charges recently against eight people for allegedly disposing of debris and other materials in state-owned natural areas.

The DEP “Don’t Waste Our Open Space” campaign was launched in late March. Investigations of illegal dump sites on state properties by Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Conservation Officers, State Park Police, and DEP’s Compliance and Enforcement personnel has resulted so far in 28 arrests or enforcement actions, according to a DEP news release issued Friday.

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