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    Anderson Kribel of Margate and her father, Tim, won first place in the cardboard boat regatta.MARGATE – The sixth annual Milton and Betty Katz JCC Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta held in the Katz JCC indoor pool Friday, Aug. 15 was a success with more than 200 in attendance rooting for their duck to win one of three prizes.

    Although thunderstorms and poor weather conditions forced event organizers to…

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    ehtbball1EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – If the turnout for Danielle Brady’s inaugural Egg Harbor Township girls basketball camp is any indication, the high school program has the support – and the numbers – to be healthy and competitive for a long, long time.

    The camp drew about 60 girls ranging from fifth grade to the underclass high school level. And, as Brady noted, with less than three weeks to…

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    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College invites workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

    The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

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Egg Harbor Township man gets 57 months for trafficking contraband cigarettes, mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 01:15 pm

CAMDEN – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 6 to 57 months in prison for trafficking millions of dollars in contraband cigarettes, laundering the proceeds through his Pleasantville store and participating in a $2 million mortgage scheme in New York, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Muhammad Shafique, 44, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to charges of conspiracy to traffic contraband cigarettes, conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud. Hillman imposed the sentence in Camden federal court. 

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History Notes, Aug. 7: Job Frambes house

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Photo by Lynn Wood/The Job Frambes House on Bargaintown Road in Bargaintown Photo by Lynn Wood/The Job Frambes House on Bargaintown Road in Bargaintown 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.

Job Frambes house

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Local Gymnastics and Swim Academy helps children with cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 04:59 pm

Each year Bright Stars Academy of Egg Harbor Township holds a Family Fun Night and fundraiser at their facility which is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.  Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation for childhood cancer.   

Over the last few years Bright Stars has raised over $25,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The Family Fun Night offers games and activities for families to enjoy together and an opportunity for the staff, families and gymnasts to give back to their community.

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EHT’s National Night Out ends with a bang (Slideshow)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:35 am

Laura Stetser/Event organizers estimated that up to 5,000 people attended the event. Laura Stetser/Event organizers estimated that up to 5,000 people attended the event.

Largest-ever crowd fills Canale Park 

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The combination of great weather and a newly-added fireworks display allowed the thousands of people who came out for Egg Harbor Township’s National Night Out celebration to enjoy nearly four hours of free community education and entertainment on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

 The event is held locally on the first Tuesday at Tony Canale Park as part of a nationwide movement to prevent crime and substance abuse and to foster a sense of community among the residents.

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Pleasantville man charged with murder of woman whose remains were found behind Shore Mall

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 05, 2014 09:46 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Pleasantville man was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday, Aug. 5 in connection with the death of a woman whose remains were found by a hunter in a wooded area of Egg Harbor Township seven months ago, Atlantic County Acting Prosecutor Jim McLain said.

 Steven Stallworth, 27, was arrested at the conclusion of a joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation led to his arrest at a residence at the 600 block of Noah’s Landing apartment complex in Pleasantville at approximately 9:40 a.m.

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Egg Harbor Township man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography on the Internet

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 05, 2014 04:55 pm

Juan Carlos Alvarez pleaded guilty Tuesday, Aug. 4 to second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of more than 100 files of child pornography. Juan Carlos Alvarez pleaded guilty Tuesday, Aug. 4 to second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of more than 100 files of child pornography. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An 34-year-old Egg Harbor Township man has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography on the Internet, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

Juan Carlos Alvarez pleaded guilty Tuesday, Aug. 4 to second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree possession of more than 100 files of child pornography before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr., Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.

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Report: New Jersey has best school systems in nation

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, August 04, 2014 02:06 pm

New Jersey school news New Jersey school news New Jersey’s public schools are the best in the country, according to a report by WalletHub.com, a financial resource website.

The report evaluated each state’s schools using 12 points of comparison including student-teacher ratios, dropout rates, test scores and bullying incidents to assess the quality of the education available.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 26-30

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 01:54 pm

EHT police arrest report EHT police arrest report

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

Jeffrey Gonzalez, 26,  Egg Harbor Township was arrested July 26 by Officer Kevin Devlin and charged with obstruction.

 Romaire D. Rhett, 20, of Millville was arrested July 26 by Officer Brian Keane and charged with shoplifting.

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2nd Annual 'Fly Like An Eagle 5K and Fun Run' set for Sept. 21

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, August 04, 2014 12:59 pm

Submitted/Fly Like An Eagle 5k and Fun Run Submitted/Fly Like An Eagle 5k and Fun Run

The Egg Harbor Township Education Foundation is hosting its 2 nd Annual Fly Like an Eagle 5K and Fun Run at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Egg Harbor Township High School. Students, staff and community member are invited to participate in this fundraiser for the organization, which awards grants and funds to school programs.

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Missing EHT boater had fraud investigation pending

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, August 01, 2014 04:31 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department issued the following statement regarding a news report Friday, Aug. 1 that an Egg Harbor Township resident Andrew Biddle, 44, allegedly staged a recent boating accident to avoid prosecution in a pending fraud investigation:

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