• Regional

    Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev.ATLANTIC CITY—It was a three-peat at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night as Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York brought the crown home for the Empire State for the third year running. She follows Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Mallory Hagan with the crown. 

    The 22-year old blonde, Hofstra University graudate performed the very upbeat song “Happy” while sitting on stage and tapping out the tune with a red plastic cup during the…

  • Mainland Current

    Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge.SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of…

  • EHT Current

    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.

  • Columns

    Enterovirus update New Jersey

     You know what’s coming. That sneeze you just heard means that cold and flu season is creeping up. But this time, the annual germ festival could be bringing along new friend that you should know about.

    Meet enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness first identified in California in the 1960s that is making a comeback, sickening approximately 1,000 children already in other parts of the country.

  • Sports

    ehtac1ATLANTIC CITY - Kevin Stetser said before the season started that it was time for the Egg Harbor Township High School football program to win again.

    Not just to compete, not to play for the tie and overtime on the road – but to win.

    In his wildest dreams, he probably didn’t expect…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Letter: Expansion is good, but why take out more woods?

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 11:07 am

Expansion is good, but why take out more woods? Expansion is good, but why take out more woods? To the editor:

With recent impending layoffs, it is good to know some businesses are expanding and relocating. For example, Mercedes Benz of Atlantic City has recently purchased three properties, Fenton Brothers, Driftwood RV Center and H.I. Rib, 20 acres in all on the Black Horse Pike and Spruce Street (back to Franklin Avenue) in Egg Harbor Township.

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UPDATE: Home health aide wanted again for allegedly stealing from elderly EHT client

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Lisa Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville and Justin Brown, 26, of Galloway Submitted/Lisa Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville and Justin Brown, 26, of Galloway

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Sept. 5, Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Lisa Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville, who is wanted for allegedly using a stolen ATM card to withdraw money from the account of her elderly patient. She was previously charged with stealing items from the same man.

According to police, an investigation by Detective Robert Harte uncovered there had been an unauthorized withdraw of $2,000 from the victim’s Bank of America bank account using his ATM card. The withdrawals took place in four transactions between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4.  

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Motorcyclist injured after losing control of bike on Black Horse Pike

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 02:27 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Williamstown man was moderately injured when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section of the township around 7:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

According to police, Kelly Caulk, 51, was driving a 2013 Honda motorcycle east on the Black Horse Pike in the area of Bennett Chevrolet when he came upon stopped traffic. He attempted to stop, lost control was separated from the bike, according to reports.

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Free support workshops for parents of older children with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:54 pm

Free support workshops for parents of older children with intellectual and developmental disabilities Free support workshops for parents of older children with intellectual and developmental disabilities EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Arc of Atlantic County is hosting four workshops for parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 16 to 21. Parents will be able to learn what resources and support are available for their child now and as they begin to age out of school entitlement programs.

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Egg Harbor Township Police warn of increase in vehicle burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 11:27 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Reporting an increase in vehicle burglaries, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department is encouraging residents to secure their cars and to report stolen items.

 In 2013, there were 161 vehicle burglaries reported to the police and in 2014 there have been 83 vehicle burglaries to date. “There may be significantly more that have not been reported,” the department stated in the release.

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Alleged EHT church burglars arrested

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Mary Hennedy, 23, and Richard Bowen, 23, both of Barnegat and Shantal White, 19, of Jersey City Submitted/Mary Hennedy, 23, and Richard Bowen, 23, both of Barnegat and Shantal White, 19, of Jersey City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Three people were arrested and charged with burglarizing and stealing a safe and cash from the St. Paul’s Coptic Orthodox Church in July.

 Egg Harbor Township Police allege that Mary Hennedy, 23, and Richard Bowen, 23, both of Barnegat and Shantal White, 19, of Jersey City stole a large safe from the Tremont Avenue church and an undetermined amount of cash from the parishioner collection boxes on July 17. The safe contained valuables and bank information of the church and its members.

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Cabot's Gratitude Grill serves up lunch to those who fight against hunger

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 04, 2014 02:17 pm

Laura Stetser/ Cabot Creamery brought its Gratitude Grill food truck to the Egg Harbor Township location to serve grilled cheese sandwiches, garden salad and chocolate chip cookies as a thank you to volunteers for helping those in need. Laura Stetser/ Cabot Creamery brought its Gratitude Grill food truck to the Egg Harbor Township location to serve grilled cheese sandwiches, garden salad and chocolate chip cookies as a thank you to volunteers for helping those in need. Community FoodBank marks national hunger awareness day with treat for volunteers

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Community FoodBank of New Jersey marked National Hunger Action Day Thursday, Sept. 4 by providing free lunch for the volunteers who help the local food pantry distribute an average of 150,000 pounds of groceries each week.

The awareness event kicked off Hunger Action Month, which is observed each September as part of a campaign to get the public involved in fighting hunger in America.

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Egg Harbor Township teachers, school board to mull over state-suggested settlement terms

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 04, 2014 06:27 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and the Egg Harbor Township Education Association did not reach a settlement on ongoing teacher and staff employment contracts during a meeting with a state-appointed mediator on Wednesday, Sept. 3, according to a letter issued by Superintendent Scott McCartney on behalf of the board.

Both parties left the meeting with a settlement proposal suggested by superconciliator, Martin Scheinman, who met with committees representing the groups.

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UPDATE: EHT teen missing since June has been found

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 08:44 am

Submitted/Police are searching for November Reighn of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Police are searching for November Reighn of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township teenager missing since June has been found safe, Egg Harbor Township Police reported today, Wednesday, Sept. 3.

 According to police, a tip came in via Facebook allowed authorities to find November Reign, 17.

Read more: UPDATE: EHT teen missing since June has been found

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 11-27

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 03:20 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.

Marino Rodriguez, 33, of Atlantic City was arrested Aug. 11 by Officer Brian Santoro and charged with violation of a court order and harassment.

 Keith L. Ford, 30, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Aug. 16 by Officer Michael Keeping and charged with making terroristic threats and harassment.

 Mary Hennedy, 23, of Barnegat was arrested Aug. 19 by Detective Kyle Warren and charged with burglary and theft.

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