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History Notes, Bargaintown Class of 1920

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920. Submitted/Students pose for a class picture at Bargaintown School in 1920.

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.

BARGAINTOWN CLASS 1920

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Coach bag bingo in Egg Harbor Township (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, August 18, 2014 04:51 pm

Megan VanderGracht, right, of Egg Harbor Township, with her mother-in-law Cheryl VanderGracht of Millville, wins the first Coach bag of the night. Megan VanderGracht, right, of Egg Harbor Township, with her mother-in-law Cheryl VanderGracht of Millville, wins the first Coach bag of the night. Ten designer Coach bags were among the prizes up for grabs Saturday night, Aug. 16 at Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563. Friends and family members packed the lodge for Coach Bag Bingo, with a $25 donation reserving a spot for ten rounds of the game. Drinks and snacks were available at the bar as participants also joined in on a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug.1-14

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 01:48 pm

Egg Harbor Township Police Egg Harbor Township Police

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

Brianna N. Ross, 25, of Galloway Township was arrested Aug. 8 by Officers Alekhine Pahang and James Naylor and charged with possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic syringe and endangering the welfare of a child.

 Lisa M. Johnson, 50, of Sicklerville was arrested Aug. 9 by Detective Robert Harte and Officers James Donaldon and Brian McKenney and charged with theft and theft of moveable property.

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Our Local Coast Guard: Jennifer Paulson

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Written by By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Monday, August 18, 2014 12:21 pm

 

Submitted/ Lt. Jennifer Paulson is a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. Submitted/ Lt. Jennifer Paulson is a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

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

 Lt. Jennifer Paulson, who was born and raised in Richmond, R.I., is an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot serving at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

 Paulson did not grow up wanting to fly. She said the idea did not even cross her mind until the summer after her first year of college at the Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn.

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EHT school district receives award for energy savings

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Schools District Energy Manager Shawn P. Braue, John Kenny, maintenance mechanic at Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Barry Ersek, senior executive consultant for Cenergistic Inc., James Galvin, president of the Board of Education and Scott McCartney, superintendent, stand with the check representing the savings. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Schools District Energy Manager Shawn P. Braue, John Kenny, maintenance mechanic at Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Barry Ersek, senior executive consultant for Cenergistic Inc., James Galvin, president of the Board of Education and Scott McCartney, superintendent, stand with the check representing the savings.

The Egg Harbor Township School District received an award from Cenergistic Inc., the district’s energy conservation consultant, on June 24 for saving $3.6 million in energy costs. The district’s conservation efforts have resulted in a 34.4 percent savings this year.

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Alleged heroin dealer arrested after EHT police execute search warrant

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 02:45 pm

Submitted/Robert Torres, 33,  of EHT Submitted/Robert Torres, 33, of EHT

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An alleged heroin dealer from Egg Harbor Township arrested after police executed a narcotics search warrant on a residence in the Stoney Fields Mobile Park off of Ocean Heights Avenue in the Scullville section on Friday, Aug. 15.

Robert Torres, 33, was arrested at charged with possession of prescription legend drug, distribution of heroin and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia after members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit, Atlantic County SWAT and Egg Harbor Township Patrol Division executed a narcotics search warrant early in the morning at the home. The search yielded drug paraphernalia and prescription legend drugs.   

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Special guest attends Bright Stars fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Bonnie Petitt of Linwood, owner of Bright Stars, Liz Scott, co-founder of ALSF, and Julia Petitt, 15, of Linwood, a Bright Stars team gymnast. Submitted/Bonnie Petitt of Linwood, owner of Bright Stars, Liz Scott, co-founder of ALSF, and Julia Petitt, 15, of Linwood, a Bright Stars team gymnast.

Bright Stars Gymnastics and Swim Academy of Linwood held its Annual Family Fun event to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand on Friday, Aug. 8. With the help of community support, the gym has raised more than $25,000 over the past several years for Alex's Lemonade Stand.  

“The event this year was extra special since we had Alex's mom Liz Scott, co-founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand attend our event,” said owner Bonnie Petitt.

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UPDATE: Motorcyclist sent to hospital with serious injuries after Fire Road crash in EHT

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, August 14, 2014 04:15 pm

Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A 22 year-old Egg Harbor Township motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash along Fire Road in the Bargaintown section of the township today, Thursday, Aug. 14.

Justin Levenson was driving a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed as he and and another cyclist exited the Garden State Parkway and traveled south on Fire Road around 3:43 p.m. near the Bonton Plaza, police said.

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Drones soon to be tested over New Jersey skies

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 02:13 pm

USGS photo / The William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center will be the lead facilitator of data collected from six test sites working to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. USGS photo / The William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center will be the lead facilitator of data collected from six test sites working to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. Each test site will have specific regulations to protect the privacy of surrounding residents and businesses

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Drones will soon be tested in New Jersey’s airspace as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aerial systems test site program, U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, announced on Monday, Aug. 11.

 Earlier in the day, the FAA announced that the joint New Jersey-Virginia-Maryland test site for integrating commercial unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace has become operational.

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Egg Harbor Township Police trying to find owner of tombstone

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 14, 2014 01:09 pm

Submitted/The tombstone was discovered on Sept. 30, 2009 in the Delilah Terrace Mobile Park. The name on the tombstone is nine-year-old Brandy Bradley, who is listed as being born on Jan. 9, 1970 and dying Aug. 2, 1979.  Submitted/The tombstone was discovered on Sept. 30, 2009 in the Delilah Terrace Mobile Park. The name on the tombstone is nine-year-old Brandy Bradley, who is listed as being born on Jan. 9, 1970 and dying Aug. 2, 1979.

The department is seeking the public’s assistance to get this item returned to where it belongs and give the family some peace.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are trying to locate the proper owner of a tombstone and are asking for the public’s help in sharing the image.

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