• Mainland Current

    Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg.

    Growing up in South Jersey, your parents have more than likely pulled you along to several community events you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. Whether you roll your eyes and reluctantly tag along, count…

  • Columns

    Senate President Steve Sweeney’s surprise announcement about gambling in North Jersey creates even more difficulties for our region, already experiencing tremendous economic challenges. It is particularly troubling now as Revel goes through another bankruptcy and as Showboat prepares to close in August, putting more than 2,000 people out of work.

    Attracting investment and creating jobs are difficult under any circumstances. With the proliferation of casinos up and down the coast and now talk about North Jersey casinos, it will be that much harder to find a buyer for Revel or…

  • Columns

    Four key things to know about taking maternity leave in New Jersey

    Writing this week’s column brought me right back. As I tried to refresh my knowledge on the laws regarding maternity leave in New Jersey to offer a primer for local expectant moms, I remembered how I felt when I was in their place; it seemed no one could give me a straight answer about how much time I could take off and…

  • Downbeach Current

    Dean Randazzo, 45, of Atlantic City is UNICO’s Person of the Year.

    ATLANTIC CITY – Dean Randazzo, New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer and founder of the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, will be honored as the 2014 Person of the Year by the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of UNICO National and the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.

  • EHT Current

    EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Association is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, July 19.

     “Despicable Me 2” will be shown outdoors at the Tony Canale Park Amphitheater at dark, which occurs around 9 p.m.

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Letter: Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students

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Written by Sharon L. Gaskill Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:39 pm

Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students To the editor:

As a parent of three children in the Egg Harbor Township School District, let me begin by saying that I have personally witnessed some great teaching. And I am so grateful to the outstanding teachers by whom my children have had the privilege of being educated. To those teachers I say a resounding, “Thank you.”

My daughter, who is entering her senior year at Egg Harbor Township High School in the fall, came home last week and told me that her teacher told the class they would not be writing college recommendation letters without a settled union contract. She told me that she has heard this same scenario from many of her friends about their teachers as well.

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History Notes, June 30: Scullville Fire Company

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, June 30, 2014 02:11 pm

Courtesy of GEHTHS/Scullville Fire Company No. 3 on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in 1967 Courtesy of GEHTHS/Scullville Fire Company No. 3 on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in 1967

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.

Scullville Fire Company

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EHT's outdoor concert series starts tonight, Friday, June 27

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, June 27, 2014 02:25 pm

Concert series begins in EHT on June 27 Concert series begins in EHT on June 27 The Rhythm in the Park outdoor concert series begins 7 p.m. Friday, June 27 at Tony Canale Park Amphitheater. Concerts are free and run weekly through August. Bring a chair and snacks.

The first concert will be Jersey Shore Roustabouts, as they play a rock-and-roll tribute. July 11 will be the band Juicy, playing hits from the 50s through the 70s.

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Miller School schedule changes and semi-departmentalization presented

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School Principal Latifah Potter provided a brief outline of the schedule changes that will be instituted in the 2014-2015 school year for the district’s fourth and fifth graders as well as an update on how the school teachers will be shifted to a semi-departmentalized model. This model places teachers in content areas they have unique knowledge or interest in.

“If you teach what you love and what you enjoy, that will come out and the students will see it,” Potter said, during the June 24 Board of Education meeting.

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EHT school board backs delaying impact of PARCC and Common Core

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, June 24 to support state legislation that places a moratorium on the use of student growth percentiles in teacher’s evaluations until there is further study of the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness test, called PARCC, and Common Core State Standards.

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Accelerated math program changes to be decided July 22

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:01 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Superintendent Scott McCartney said the administration tabled making a decision on proposed changes to the district’s accelerated math program until the school year could be wrapped up. “We listened and respect all of the comments that we have heard,” he said during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 24.

The administration will be meeting again on the matter and will bring its final recommendation to the board at the next meeting, set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.  He said such changes do not require a board vote.

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Ball drop is an entertaining fundraiser for EHT resident

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted /The helicopter arrives and drops the balls on the green. Submitted /The helicopter arrives and drops the balls on the green.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Sunday, June 22, Emerald Links Golf Course was host to a fund-raising event for Egg Harbor Township resident Jeff Wood, who has an LVAD heart pump and on infusion antibiotics after a major heart attack two years ago.

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Kosko is 2014 Current Scholarship recipient

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Nicholas Kosko is the 2014 recipient of the Current Newspaper Scholarship Submitted/Nicholas Kosko is the 2014 recipient of the Current Newspaper Scholarship

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Each year, the Current Newspapers awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Egg Harbor Township High School who has declared journalism as his or her course of study at college.

This year Nicholas Kosko is the recipient of the $500 scholarship. Kosko, who maintained a 92.6 grade-point average while at the high school, will attend Rutgers University in the fall to major in journalism with a specialization in sports.

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State report rejected by both EHT school board and teachers union

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:59 pm

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The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and Egg Harbor Township Education Association have rejected the proposal put forward from the state’s Public Employee Relations Commission’s appointed fact finder, according to board member Thor Himely during the board's meeting Tuesday, June 24. The fact finder was appointed to assist the parties in the ongoing contract negotiations.

 The report was released to the parties on June 3 and is now available as public document.   Himley said the next stage will be super conciliation.

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Board approves EHT superintendent contract

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:39 pm

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 The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education unanimously approved a 5-year contract for current Superintendent Scott McCartney for $177,500 during its meeting Tuesday, June 24. McCartney, who has been in the position for nine years, thanked the board and said he was proud to be at the helm of the Atlantic County’s largest district.

 Board President James Galvin said McCartney’s contract is less than he has received in previous years. "He did not get a raise," Galvin said. McCartney is eligible for a merit payment if he meets certain benchmarks and goals set by the board.  That payment would bring his salary to previous year’s levels if it is attained, he said.

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