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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved sending a $132 million budget to the county that carries a 5.1-cent increase to the school tax rate.

    The budget passed Tuesday, March 17 by an 8-1 vote. Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote, and Barbara Szilagyi was absent.

    Since the budget was first introduced at a public workshop Saturday, March 7, the administration was charged with cutting $750,000 in order to get to the 2 percent spending increase cap imposed by the state. If the board decided…

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    EHT Community GuideThe Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Egg Harbor Township Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

    We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make Egg Harbor Township a special place to live, work and raise a family.

    If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community…

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    Betty D’Andrea of Galloway and Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, students in the Academy of Culinary Arts noncredit training program at the Worthington Campus in Atlantic City, cover a seasoned salmon fillet to make gravlax for the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.ATLANTIC…

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    Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary SchoolEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Swift Elementary School’s spring book fair will be combined for the first time with its annual science fair and some fun STEM stations for or an exciting and educational event Tuesday, March 24.  

    Spring Splash! festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. when the Scholastic “Under the Sea Book Fair” opens with a visit from “Clifford, the Big Red Undersea Dog,” who will pose for…

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    Egg hunt Egg Harbor Township

    Greentree Church is also hosting a hunt and magic show

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department’s Annual Egg Hunt is back.

     After a one-year break in what is an annual tradition in the township, the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary's egg hunt is scheduled to return to Tony Canale Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

     More than 1,000 eggs are being stuffed with candy and goodies…

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Egg Harbor Township mayor urges Obama to extend unemployment benefits in Atlantic County

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 04, 2015 07:51 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough sent a letter to President Barack Obama Feb. 26, asking for the president’s support in extending unemployment benefits to residents of Atlantic County who lost their jobs due to the casino closings in Atlantic City.

In the letter, McCullough states that New Jersey’s senators and congressional representatives have not been successful in their attempts to get the benefits extended.

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Air Canada to begin service from Atlantic City to Toronto

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:37 am

Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to Toronto Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to Toronto EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Air Canada on March 4 announced plans to launch nonstop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips a week beginning May 22.

 

 Air Canada's service between Toronto Pearson and Atlantic City International Airport will be operated from May 22 to Sept. 7 using a 74-seat Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. The flights will be offered on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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EHT police searching for suspect who used fraudulent credit cards at area grocery stores

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:19 pm

Submitted/The male is described as a dark skinned black male approximately 40 years old wearing glasses and has a beard. Submitted/The male is described as a dark skinned black male approximately 40 years old wearing glasses and has a beard.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject involved in a fraud investigation in which the suspect allegedly used someone else’s credit cards to purchase gift cards at area grocery stores.

According to police, on Thursday, Feb. 5, an unknown male used a fraudulent credit card to purchase gift cards at the ShopRite at English Creek and the ShopRite in Somers Point. He also made a purchase Dunkin Donuts in Mays Landing and attempted to purchase gift cards at the Acme in Mays Landing.

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One injured in early morning crash in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 09:06 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe photos Dennis C. Sharpe photos EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  One person was sent to the hospital from injuries sustained when a car collided with a tree along English Creek Avenue near the intersection with Marshall Drive around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, March 1, according to the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department.

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Egg Harbor Township man arrested twice in 3 days on heroin-related charges

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 27, 2015 10:19 am

Submitted/Jeffrey Schneider, 27, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Jeffrey Schneider, 27, of Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 27-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested again on heroin charges Sunday, Feb. 22 after police allegedly found him unconscious in a vehicle around 7:15 p.m. in the Bargaintown section. 

He was arrested just three days earlier on Feb. 19 after police found drugs on him during a vehicle stop in the Anchorage Poynte section of the township.

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Slaybaugh students put theories to the test at STEM Science Fair (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 27, 2015 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Third grader Timothy Creelman explains which helmet protects ' your melon' the best to a fair visitor. Laura Stetser/Third grader Timothy Creelman explains which helmet protects ' your melon' the best to a fair visitor. Slaybaugh Elementary School second- and third-graders got the chance to show off their scientific findings in the school’s STEM Science Fair Thursday, Feb. 19.

The fair included the work of 35 second-graders and 40 third-graders, all of whom had volunteered to participate in the event.

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Dads and daughters get the royal treatment (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chelsea White Thursday, February 26, 2015 03:03 pm

Chelsea White/Caroline O’Donnell, 6, and her father Mike dress for the occasion. Chelsea White/Caroline O’Donnell, 6, and her father Mike dress for the occasion. Princesses filled the cafeteria of Egg Harbor Township High School Saturday, Feb. 21 dancing with their “royal kings” while the ground was icy outside.

The Class of 2016 hosted its second annual Princess Ball, inviting local girls in grades kindergarten through third to dress their best and bring along their father, grandfather, family friend or relative to accompany them.

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Weigh foreclosures, short sales in tax appeals, EHT mayor says

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 26, 2015 03:00 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.

With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.

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In your town, Edition of Feb. 26, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 26, 2015 02:29 pm

EHT events EHT events Common Core/PARCC discussion

The second Common Core/PARCC – Why All the Backlash? information session will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 in the small conference room at the Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 1 Swift Drive.  Join other parents in finding answers to questions regarding the standardized tests (PARCC) the students will be taking in March and May. Entry is free.  Although not required, preregistration is requested by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Check out Facebook SJ Common Core/PARCC Facts.

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Egg Harbor Township buses running 'extremely late' due to snow

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 26, 2015 09:10 am

EHT school news EHT school news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The snowy roads this morning are causing Egg Harbor Township School District buses to run "extremely late" in getting the elementary school children to school, according to staff at the transportation department.

No estimates on actual delays were provided, but staff at the transportation department asked for patience as the bus drivers take their time on the roads.

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