• Mainland Current

    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: The power of the elf network

    Even Santa’s magic needs a boost sometimes

    Last year a little girl from New Jersey put an item on her wish list to Santa that came seemingly out of the blue.

    “I would like the Sweetshine Glow Happy Clubhouse,” she announced.

    Her parents were stumped. Neither had ever heard of the toy.

  • Downbeach Current

    Mary Platt of Egg Harbor Township chats with her father, William Delgesso, who turns 100 years old Friday, Dec. 12VENTNOR – Dancing through life keeps William Delgesso young, the soon-to-be centenarian said.

    “I’m 100, going on 50,” he said in his Somerset Avenue home last week. His 100th birthday is Friday, Dec. 12.

    Delgesso danced his way out of tribulation and into the arms…

  • EHT Current

     Atlantic County citizen of year

    Said she always felt a calling to be a firefighter

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It…

  • Sports

    CALFallWrap2The swimmers are in the pools and, starting next week, jump shots and takedowns will replace third-down conversions and extra points.

    But first, one final look at the 2014 Cape-Atlantic League football season and a couple of other fall sports.

    It was another fall season filled with success.

    St. Joseph won another NJSIAA championship, keeping the CAL’s streak alive – at least one NJSIAA…

  • Sports

    EHTMainswim1LINWOOD - Athletes from Mainland Regional and Egg Harbor Township high schools took to the water on Friday, Dec. 6 in a competitive early-season Cape-Atlantic League swim meet at Mainland's pool.

    The EHT girls beat their Mainland rivals 110-60 as sophomore Camryn Greenleaf took victories in the 100-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke, and joined her teammates for wins in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

    Kirstin…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Fire companies announce 'Santa runs,' other chances to meet the Jolly Ol' Elf

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Santa takes extra time at the Ciccozzi home during his annual trip around town with the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company. Laura Stetser/Santa takes extra time at the Ciccozzi home during his annual trip around town with the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company.

Each year the members of Egg Harbor Township’s volunteer fire companies help bring a little extra cheer to the season by driving Santa around the neighborhood so he can scout out his route for Christmas Eve.

The fire trucks will be taking Santa around to wave to children Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9 in Bargaintown (rain date Wednesday, Dec. 10); Dec. 8-12 in Farmington; Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20 in Scullville; and Sunday, Dec. 21 in West Atlantic City.

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Pleasantville man charged in Egg Harbor Township day care center threat

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:08 am

Submitted/Matthew Poole, 31, of Pleasantville Submitted/Matthew Poole, 31, of Pleasantville EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 31 year-old Pleasantville man was arrested for allegedly threatening to harm children at the Wonder Years Day Care Center in Egg Harbor Township Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Police said Matthew Poole called the center on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Scullville section of the township and threatened to harm the children. Management called police and reported the call, and the department dispatched nine officers in response.

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West Atlantic City motel demolition to double as public safety training

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:15 pm

Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14 Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The blighted motels along the entrance corridor to Atlantic City are on their way to being demolished, but not before the township police, fire and public works departments can get some more use out of them.

Members of the Township Committee said Wednesday, Nov. 19 that they had been in discussions with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority about demolishing the six vacant buildings, which the township purchased in the past year using CRDA funds and then closed.

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Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 04:41 pm

Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

 Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

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Fernwood up to the challenge of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:06 pm

Submitted/Belle, played here by Kristina Kenney, sees the Beast, played by Ted Guzman, as the beautiful soul he truly is at the end of the play. Submitted/Belle, played here by Kristina Kenney, sees the Beast, played by Ted Guzman, as the beautiful soul he truly is at the end of the play. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club presented “Beauty and the Beast” Nov. 20-22, complete with all of the big musical numbers such as “Be Our Guest” that fans of the story have come to expect.

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Miller School technology gets a boost with donated computer lab

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:01 pm

Laura Stetser/Fifth-grade teacher Linda Ingersoll explains the task her students are to be working on during the computer lab period. Laura Stetser/Fifth-grade teacher Linda Ingersoll explains the task her students are to be working on during the computer lab period.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Joyanne D. Miller School is home to the district’s second largest student population in what is already the most populated school district in the county.

 With approximately 1,200 students within its walls, the school has had limited computer labs, an “inequity” that a recent donation aims to address, according to Kevin Urtubey, district information technology services director.

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Atlantic City woman arrested for shoplifting from TJ Maxx

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 02:12 pm

Submitted/Tyyona White, 25, of Atlantic City Submitted/Tyyona White, 25, of Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Atlantic City resident was charged with shoplifting on Friday, Nov. 21.

 Tyyona White, 25, was arrested around 1:20 p.m. at the TJ Maxx store on the Black Horse Pike, in the Farmington section of the township, after the store’s loss prevention officer called police, alleging that White had attempted to leave the store with $277.95 in merchandise without paying for the items. The merchandise was recovered.

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Light installed at English Creek and Dogwood avenues

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, November 24, 2014 12:22 pm

Laura StetserMotorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light. Laura StetserMotorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -Motorists are advised to be cautious around the intersection of Dogwood and English Creek avenues as work continues on the installation of a traffic light.

Construction crews were at work installing the traffic light at the intersection of English Creek and Dogwood avenues on Monday, Nov. 24.  Weather dependent, the work is expected to be complete by Dec. 10.

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Police: Ace Hardware in Egg Harbor Township burglarized

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:01 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in a commercial burglary investigation that occurred on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Ace Hardware store on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Bargaintown section of the township.

 According to police, an individual had disabled the building’s alarm system, forced entry into the building, damaged several items inside and stole equipment and cash from a safe.

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Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:59 pm

Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.

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