• EHT Current

    Affordable housing community in Egg Harbor Township moves ahead

    “The state of New Jersey is our enemy. They have brutalized the school system.” - Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The developer of a proposed affordable housing project slated for the Farmington section of the township was given the green light to proceed with its application for financing after the Township Committee voted 3-1 to moves the project forward despite opposition from members…

  • Ocean City Gazette

    “He loved old horror movies, especially Frankenstein,” Priscilla Presley said to curator Ron MacCloskey of her husband, Elvis, when she autographed this drawing by English artist Paul Garner.

    Ron MacCloskey announces his second Frankenstein art exhibit “From Frightening to Funny Part II” beginning Oct. 1 through Nov. 1 at the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

  • Sports

    EHTACFH7ATLANTIC CITY – Rebecca Richman’s energy and enthusiasm for field hockey are contagious. Combined with the unyielding tenacity of the team’s defense, it can be an unbeatable combination for the Egg Harbor Township High School field hockey team.

    Richman, a junior, scored one goal and assisted on another by Juliana Catania as the streaking Eagles shut out Atlantic City, 2-0, on Sept. 22 at Atlantic City High School for their fifth straight victory.

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: What I have learned from being a room mom

    Well, it happened again. I was selected to be room mom by default for one of my children’s classrooms. While I am always happy to help out where needed, I did not sign up for the task because I know I cannot make all of the parties.

    But because I did the job last year, also by default, and seemingly made it…

  • EHT Current

    4-way stop sign to be installed at Ridge Avenue and Mill Road in October

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Motorists are advised to drive with caution at the intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue as Atlantic County begins converting the intersection into a four-way stop in early October.

    Currently the intersection is controlled by a stop sign on the Ridge Avenue approaches only.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHT committee poised to OK new affordable housing project

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 02:39 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Egg Harbor Township Committee is expected to approve a new affordable housing project at its Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting.

If approved, the project would create up to 135 units of affordable “family housing” by the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

The township is required by the state to provide affordable housing, despite years of court battles attempting to get its many existing mobile home parks and apartments used as credit toward that obligation.

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The man behind all the fun in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Bob Lincoln greets residents during registration for fall recreation programs Tuesday, Sept. 9. Laura Stetser/Bob Lincoln greets residents during registration for fall recreation programs Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Longtime recreation director Bob Lincoln is retiring Friday after more than 30 years on the job

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A lot has changed during Bob Lincoln’s tenure as the director of recreation for this burgeoning community, a fact that was not lost on him as he sat presiding over his last free concert in the park Friday, Sept. 5.

It was a beautiful night, and a Beatles tribute band played crowd favorites as friends stopped by Lincoln’s picnic table to wish him well on his retirement, which is effective Friday, Sept. 12.

When he was hired in October 1983, he lived in Cape May County and didn’t know the difference between Egg Harbor Township and Egg Harbor City.

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EHT dedicates World Trade Center memorial

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Tucked behind the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company station on Mill Road sits a piece of debris that was created on Sept. 11, 2001 when America was attacked by terrorists. A portion of a steel I-beam recovered from the south tower of the World Trade Center, officially labeled Artifact I-0003S, has been given a place of honor atop the 9/11 monument.

“To some this is a just a piece of steel,” fire company President Dennis Hofmann said at the township’s 9/11 memorial service and monument dedication. “Shame on them. This beam has been baptized by fire, blood and tears. It comes to life when you touch it and reminds us that evil exists in this world.

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NYC man pleads guilty to aggravated sexual assault of 12-year-old Atlantic County girl

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:55 pm

Caracciolo must serve 17 years before becoming eligible for parole

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A New York City man who is a registered sex offender in the state of California pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 10 to the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl from Atlantic County, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Joseph Anthony Caracciolo, 48, of New York City, pled guilty today to aggravated sexual assault of the victim, a 12-year-old Atlantic County female.

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Egg Harbor Township woman indicted for 2006 murder of boyfriend

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:04 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was indicted and arrested Tuesday, Sept. 9 in connection with the 2006 murder of her boyfriend, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

 An 8-year investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit led to the arrest yesterday of Eileen Leone, 43, who now lives of the 8000 block of Atlantic Avenue in Margate. She was charged with murder in the bludgeoning death of her boyfriend, Darius Smith, then 32, in the Egg Harbor Township home they shared with their 4-year-old child.

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Egg Harbor Township teachers, school board await report from state's mediator

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 02:19 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - In the ongoing negotiations between the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education, both parties are waiting to hear whether either side accepted the latest proposal by the state-appointed mediator.

Superconciliator Martin Scheinman met with committees representing the groups Wednesday, Sept. 3 and left them with his suggestion for a settlement. Both parties reviewed it with their members and have responded to him with their decision.

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Two men arrested for series of Egg Harbor Township vehicle burglaries

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 09:41 am

Submitted/Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles. Submitted/Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles.

Mays Landing resident also allegedly stole three vehicles and used stolen credit cards around Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Two men were arrested Friday, Sept. 5 in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries around Egg Harbor Township.

 Nicholas Maraldo, 30, of Mays Landing and Nicholas Ward, 24, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested and charged with offenses related to the two separate cases, all of which involved unlocked vehicles.

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EHT school board going back to drawing board on student-teacher communication policy

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 10, 2014 08:54 am

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All New Jersey public schools are required by law to have similar policies in place

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A proposed policy restricting the ways in which Egg Harbor Township students and teachers are permitted to communicate failed for a lack of support from the Board of Education on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

 The measure, which the board approved on its first reading last month, died after no one made a motion for the policy to face a vote.

 President James Galvin said he was relieved the measure died on the floor.

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EHT school board sets rules for public commentary at meetings

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 09, 2014 01:07 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Residents who attend the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education meetings will start to see some changes in the way in which the board handles the public comment portion, starting at the Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting. 

 On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the board voted in favor of changing the bylaw which governs public participation at its meetings. Among the changes, each speaker will be allotted three minutes to address the board, the policy reads.

“Upon the expiration of the speaker’s three minutes, the speaker must stop speaking and the speaker may not utilize any additional time by ‘borrowing’ another member of the public’s three minutes," it reads.

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Our Local Coast Guard: Sean Seabrooks

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Written by By Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:14 pm

Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Seabrooks has served in the Coast Guard for five years, and he’s an IT at Electronics Support Detachment Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Seabrooks has served in the Coast Guard for five years, and he’s an IT at Electronics Support Detachment Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township.

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

Computers have become more and more prevalent over the years, and like so many other things in this world they need to be maintained and sometimes fixed.

The U.S. Coast Guard relies on its information systems technicians for establishing and maintaining computer systems, analog and digital voice systems and installing and maintaining the physical network infrastructure that ties the systems together.

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