• Mainland Current

    ATLANTIC CITY – The economic effect of thousands of people out of work due to potential casino closings was the focus of a forum Thursday, July 24 that brought elected officials together from Atlantic and Cape May counties.

    Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the purpose of the meeting was to get everyone on the same page and give them the most up-to-date information on what state and county governments can do to mitigate the economic impact of up to 6,500 casino employees out of work…

  • EHT Current

    EHT school board election

    Five residents are running for three open seats on the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education this November. The candidates are: Christopher J. Moran; Justin A. Riggs; Tamika Gilbert-Floyd; Barbara Szilagyi; and Thor Himley.

    Each seat is for a three-year term. Szilagyi has served previously. Himley is a current board member seeking reelection to his seat.

  • Columns

    Laura Stetser/Jeana Beana pureés are available at summer farmers’ markets in Brigantine and Margate as well as by order.

    Even if you’re one of the lucky ones whose children enjoy eating a variety of vegetables, there have to be some that you can’t get them to try, like beets, kale or squash. Or, while they may eat a few “trees” of broccoli at dinner each night, they…

  • Downbeach Current

    LONGPORT – Mayor Nicholas Russo welcomed the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders to Borough Hall on Tuesday, July 29, thanking freeholders for working to turn around Atlantic City. What followed was contentious political dialog about an ordinance designed to help hospitality workers keep their jobs.

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Chef Robert Seidel, with the assistance of his son, begin filming Tuesday, July 22.

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Chef Robert Seidel was presented with the same dilemma that many home cooks face: He had to use what was in the pantry.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 2-9

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:48 am

EHT police arrest log EHT police arrest log

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

Corrine L. Gill, 47, of Atlantic City was arrested July 2 by Officer Benjamin Kollman and charged with shoplifting.

 Andres F. Lopez, 29, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested July 2 by Officer Jonathan Nieves and charged with simple assault.

 Akshay A. Panwala, 22, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested July 2 by Officer Kenneth Marchelle and charged with disorderly conduct.

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Letter: Demonizing EHT teachers is a poor strategy

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Written by Harry Hartman Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:11 pm

It is a disgrace how the Egg Harbor Township teachers are being treated and characterized by some members of the Board of Education It is a disgrace how the Egg Harbor Township teachers are being treated and characterized by some members of the Board of Education To the editor:

I recently read letters to the editor from parents expressing concern over the lack of a settled contract in Egg Harbor Township, which could impact their children’s college application process. This is unfortunate, but I do not understand why these letters place all of the blame for this situation on the teachers.

Parents need to understand that the Board of Education is at least equally to blame for this stalemate. Sadly, I feel that the only reason most of these parents are even engaging on this issue is because it may now affect them. Where is the support for the teachers from the parents?

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South Jersey fans line up to meet Maksim Chmerkovskiy at EHT liquor store (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:10 pm

Matt Strabuk/Lynda Mott of Galloway smiles as she has her picture taken with Maksim. Matt Strabuk/Lynda Mott of Galloway smiles as she has her picture taken with Maksim.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Local residents got the chance to meet Dancing with the Stars winner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Saturday, July 12, when the dancer stopped by Joe Canal's Liquor Store in Egg Harbor Township to promote his new brand of vodka.

Approximately 400 to 500 fans stretched around the building to meet "Maks," have a photo taken and get the celebrity's autograph.

Read more: South Jersey fans line up to meet Maksim Chmerkovskiy at EHT liquor store (SLIDESHOW)

 

Man stabbed in neck in Egg Harbor Township motel fight

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 11:14 am

Submitted/Florencio Ramirez-Martinez, 25, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Florencio Ramirez-Martinez, 25, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another person in the neck during a fight at the Rex Motel on Tilton Road in the Farmington section of the township on Saturday, July 12.

Florencio Ramirez-Martinez, 25, was charged with aggravated assault, weapons offences and possession of false government documents after Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Shawn Owen, Jody London, Katrina Cantell and Sgt. Gary Rzemyk responded to the call around 2:37 p.m.

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Our Local Coast Guard: the Lacy family

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Written by By PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS CYNTHIA OLDHAM Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lacy and his wife Mandy stand with their children Leland, 7, and Blayne, 5 months old. Submitted/Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lacy and his wife Mandy stand with their children Leland, 7, and Blayne, 5 months old.

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

This summer, while people are out enjoying the water and warm temperatures, Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lacy, a native of Leesburg, Va., will be standing the watch with his shipmates at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City.

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Letter: What Atlantic City needs is less government intervention and more freedom

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Written by Douglas H. Stroz Friday, July 11, 2014 05:09 pm

The strict definition of fascism is government control of private business; to a certain extent, isn't this describing the situation in regard to Atlantic City casinos? The strict definition of fascism is government control of private business; to a certain extent, isn't this describing the situation in regard to Atlantic City casinos? To the editor:

Everyone commiserates with the employees who will lose their jobs with the closings of the Showboat, Revel and now Trump Plaza, but the genesis of the coming layoffs started a long time ago. Well-meaning politicians are to blame for the problem.

Market intervention such as the political machinations that led to the construction of the $2 billion white elephant known as the Revel, as well as the restrictions placed on casinos by burdensome legislation and taxation have led to this foreseeable outcome.

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UPDATE: Prepare for detours and delays on Mill Road starting Monday, July 14

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Motorists who regularly travel Mill Road in Egg Harbor Township should be prepared for significant detours while the Pricetown Mill Bridge is being replaced and redesign work of the Fire Road intersection is underway this summer and fall.

According to Atlantic County spokeswoman Linda Gilmore, the bridge replacement is part of larger improvements at the intersection of Mill Road and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township that are aimed at “significantly enhancing the capacity and function of this important intersection, located within one of Atlantic County's growth areas.”

Read more: UPDATE: Prepare for detours and delays on Mill Road starting Monday, July 14

 

Three-time Purple Heart recipient joins advocates welcoming American heroes to Atlantic County

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Written by By DONNA CLEMENTONI Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Three-time Purple Heart recipient Marco Polo Smigliani, left, and Mike Merlino, co-host of the ‘Veterans Matters’ radio show and lead committee member of the Southern New Jersey Warfighter Sports fundraisers. Pictured in the back left is Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles. Submitted/Three-time Purple Heart recipient Marco Polo Smigliani, left, and Mike Merlino, co-host of the ‘Veterans Matters’ radio show and lead committee member of the Southern New Jersey Warfighter Sports fundraisers. Pictured in the back left is Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township resident Marco Polo Smigliani is the poster child for American patriotism. His business cards read simply: “American Patriot. Veterans Advocate.”

An Italian immigrant, Smigliani will proudly say that the greatest gift that he got from his parents, after life, was their bringing him to America when he was 10 years old. The Vietnam veteran and three-time Purple Heart recipient has been giving back to his homeland ever since.

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Outdoor movie series in EHT starts with 'Gravity'

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

EHT outdoor movie series starts Saturday, July 12 with 'Gravity' EHT outdoor movie series starts Saturday, July 12 with 'Gravity'

Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department presents its Under the Stars movies at the Tony Canale Amphitheater each summer. This year's series will begin Saturday, July 12.

 The first movie is "Gravity" starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. The movie follows the story of a medical engineer and an astronaut who work together to survive the catastrophe that destroys their space shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. 

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History Notes, July 11: Robert Bevis Reunion

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted by GEHTHS/Robert Bevis reunion Submitted by GEHTHS/Robert Bevis reunion

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.

Robert Bevis Reunion

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