• Mainland Current

    Halloween parade and funfest set in Linwood LINWOOD – The Linwood Board of Recreation Halloween happenings are a little different this year, but organizers are aiming to provide a full night of family-friendly fun Saturday, Oct. 25.

    The day begins with a few kicks in the grass during the MUSA annual Soccer-ween Tournament. The hay bale maze opens 4:30, and there will be a bounce house for the kids, pumpkin painting, a photographer and refreshments.

  • EHT Current

    Halloween Trick or Treating in Egg Harbor Township

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Get the costumes and candy bags ready: Egg Harbor Township has set its trick or treat times for Halloween night.

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Wawa to open at corner of Black Horse Pike and Fire Road in Egg Harbor TownshipGrand opening festivities also include charitable hoagie-building competition between police, fire department

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Wawa, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new Egg Harbor Township store, located at 6743 Black Horse Pike, with festivities set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

    The celebration will include a charitable hoagie-building…

  • Columns

     The Mom’s Beat: Confessions of a school paper hoarder It stays out of sight and out of mind, right up until the moment when I pop open the cabinet and remember why it has remained closed for weeks. I have no choice but to slam the door closed in self-defense, happy to move on to other, more manageable activities.    

    Inside that seemingly innocent armoire in our study lurks a sleeping giant: a stack of art and schoolwork…

  • Galloway Current

    Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

    MAYS LANDING – A former Egg Harbor City police detective pled guilty Tuesday, Oct. 21 to official misconduct for exploiting his position as a police officer in order to engage in sexual conduct with several women, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, Steven Hadley, 31, of Port Republic, was charged with four counts of second-degree official misconduct.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

SROs are a no-go for EHT schools this year

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:20 pm

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No federal funding awarded to any Atlantic County muncipality in latest round of COPS grants

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – There will be no school resource officers in Egg Harbor Township Schools this year.

The Board of Education held lengthy discussions during the 2014 school budget process about reintroducing school resource officers to the district. The board eventually approved an agreement with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department to split the costs of three uniformed officers, but on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Police Department received the news that it failed to get the grant that would have made the deal possible.

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Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, 2014 candidate for Egg Harbor Township Board of Education

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

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Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, 39, is married to Jermaine R. Floyd Sr. She has two children: Jermaine R. Floyd Jr., 4, who attends preschool at ABC Learning Center at the Egg Harbor Township High School, and Faith Avery Rose Floyd, 6, who is in first grade at C.J. Davenport Primary School.  Her parents are Rose Gaskins and James Gilbert.

 Gilbert-Floyd is an elementary school principal in the Winslow Township School District. She has been an Egg Harbor Township resident since 1977, except when she was in college at Norfolk State University. She holds a masters degree in educational administration.

 She has never held another public office.

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Thor Himley, 2014 candidate for Egg Harbor Township Board of Education

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

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Thor Himley, 49, is an F-16 pilot and a lieutenant colonel in the New Jersey Air National Guard and a 27-year U. S. Air Force veteran. He is marred to Rachel Himley, with whom he has a daughter, Parker, 16, a junior at Egg Harbor Township High School, and a son, Aiden, 13, an eighth-grader at Alder Avenue Middle School. Himley has lived in the township for 13 years and has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from University of Michigan and a master’s in business administration from Auburn University. He is running for his second term as a member of the Board of Education.

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Christopher J. Moran, 2014 candidate for Egg Harbor Township Board of Education

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

 

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Christopher J. Moran, 48, is an information technology software analyst. He is married to Susan Moran, with whom he has a son, Ethan, a kindergartener at English Creek Academy.  He holds an associates degree in business and information technology. He has never held public office before.

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Justin Riggs, 2014 candidate for Egg Harbor Township Board of Education

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

 

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Justin A. Riggs, 21, lives with his mother Janine and father Bill and his brother Brandon and sister Kaitlyn Riggs, both of whom attend Egg Harbor Township schools. Riggs is a graduate of the Egg Harbor Township High School and is currently a college student at Rutgers University. He works as an assistant golf professional at an area golf course. He has lived in the township for 11 years, and holds an associates degree from Atlantic Cape Community College.  In August, Riggs was appointed as an alternate member on the township’s Recreation Commission, filling an unexpired term through May 18, 2015.

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Barbara Szilagyi, 2014 candidate for Egg Harbor Township Board of Education

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:00 am

 

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Barbara Szilagyi, 59, is married to Ed Szilagyi with whom she has four children, all of whom graduated from the Egg Harbor Township School District, and eight grandchildren. She has lived in the township for 37 years and is the owner of a cleaning service. Szilagyi holds a high school diploma from Ocean City High School. She has served several previous terms on the school board.

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Stop sign installed at Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 07, 2014 04:46 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Atlantic County crews installed two new stop signs along Mill Road at the the intersection with Ridge Avenue in Egg Harbor Township today, Tuesday, Oct. 7. The signs are accompanied by blinking lights to notify motorists of the new four-way stop.

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EHT haunted hayride opening kicks off Halloween season

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 07, 2014 01:05 pm

Matt Strabuk/Alexandria DiBabbo, 12, and Ava Young, 12, both of Egg Harbor Township take a selfie with one of wandering spooks on hand. Matt Strabuk/Alexandria DiBabbo, 12, and Ava Young, 12, both of Egg Harbor Township take a selfie with one of wandering spooks on hand.

Family movie night and toy drive added to this year's event

This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze opened for the Halloween season on Friday, Oct. 3. This year annual event put on by the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company features a new zombie-themed attraction as well as a family-focused weekend and is open throughout the month of October.

 The event is the main fundraiser each year for the volunteer fire company, but its Chief Michael Feidor said its benefits are wide-reaching.

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EHT schools host public strategic planning sessions

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 06, 2014 12:13 pm

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Meetings set for Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Egg Harbor Township School District is hosting a series of public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district. Employees, parents, students, residents, business owners and governmental officials are invited to attend and participate in the three meetings, each concentrating on a different topic.

 Superintendent Scott McCartney said the district occasionally realigns its goals with the public as needed. In years past, there have been strategic planning sessions held to help the district navigate through its years of heavy school construction and again to “renormalize” after the rapid growth phase slowed.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 23-30

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 12:07 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.

 Lonzetta L. Jackson, 49, of Pleasantville and Nelda N. Whitehead, 59, of Atlantic City were arrested Sept. 23 by Officer Brian Santoro. Jackson was charged with theft of property lost. Whitehead was charged with receiving stolen property.

 Michael L. Boutelle, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 27 by Officer John Beattes and charged with theft of property lost and receiving stolen property.

 Bernard S. Murphy, 31, of Atlantic City was arrested Sept. 22 by Officer Joseph Griffiths and charged with receiving stolen property.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 23-30

   

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