• 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 Pleasantville, Absecon

    A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation.PLEASANTVILLE – A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation.

  • 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…

  • Pets

    Reward for lost dog in Linwood 

    UPDATE Oct. 31. Reilly was reunited with her owners.

    Reilly has gone missing from Linwood. Reilly was last spotted at 2:30p.m. on Oct. 28 near Royal Ave. between Shore Rd. and the bike path. If located call 609-226-8455 or the Linwood Police Department at 609-927-5252. No not chase. 

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHT preschoolers learn about germ in fun way

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 01:30 pm

Submitted/English Creek Academy Teacher Haley Kammerman with her 4 year old class demonstrates new hand washing technique.  Pictured are Zoey Bown of Galloway, Marissa Mazur of Egg Harbor Township, Logan Macfarlane of Mays Landing and Jax Carter of Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/English Creek Academy Teacher Haley Kammerman with her 4 year old class demonstrates new hand washing technique. Pictured are Zoey Bown of Galloway, Marissa Mazur of Egg Harbor Township, Logan Macfarlane of Mays Landing and Jax Carter of Egg Harbor Township. English Creek Academy staff and students are working hard to stop the spread of germs by getting soaped up before meals and activities.

 Owner Laura Pappas said she implemented a new, fun way for the kids to keep their hands clean while at school.

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EHT woman allegedly drives wrong way on Parkway, pulls into police parking lot

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 12:49 pm

 An Egg Harbor Township woman was arrested on drunk driving charges after she allegedly drove the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway between the Atlantic City Service Area and the Bass River State Police Station on Thursday, Oct. 9.

 Colleen Johnson, 56, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath sample, reckless driving and driving the wrong way on a highway after Trooper Kimberly Snyder reportedly witnessed Johnson pull into the station parking lot from the southbound lanes and strike a concrete curb as she entered a parking spot.

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Snacks and a family movie at EHT library

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:00 am

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16 The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16, and Wednesdays, Nov. 12 and Dec.10. All ages are welcome to watch family films and enjoy popcorn and candy at the library, 1 Swift Ave.

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EHT police investigating another television theft from English Creek ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:24 am

The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall. The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is looking for a man wanted in connection with the theft of a flat-screen TV Monday, Sept. 22 at ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

According to reports, the man entered the store, placed a 39-inch flat-screen television in his shopping cart from the display located at the front of the store near the doors and then left without paying for it. Police said the man, depicted in a surveillance photo, is white and between 5 foot, 7 inches and 5 foot, 10 inches tall. He has short brown hair and a medium build. He was driving a newer tan or beige Chevy Avalanche.

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EHT Police find hollow-point bullets while investigating morning car crash on Black Horse Pike

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 05:34 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Lakewood man was charged with various weapons offenses including possession of hollow-point bullets and drunk driving charges after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a line of cars waiting at a stop light, causing a five vehicle accident along the Black Horse Pike around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 that left several people injured.

 According to police, James Christian was driving westbound on the Black Horse Pike at a high rate of speed when he failed to brake his 2008 Mercedez Benz and crashed into a 2014 Ford Focus as it was stopping for a red light at the intersection of Fire Road in the Farmington section of the township.

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Information session on EHT’s new reading program presents more questions

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:34 pm

Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary School in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary School in Egg Harbor Township

Additional outreach and meetings are expected

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An informational meeting for parents of Egg Harbor Township School District elementary school students on a new reading program ended up teaching the administration more about what kind of questions are circulating regarding the implementation of American Reading Company’s program.

 Assistant Superintendent Pete Bretones said administrators left the meeting, held during the day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with more insight into what questions and misconceptions the parents have about the program, now in its first year at the district.   Several of the approximately 30 parents who attended expressed frustration about the program’s details and how their children were being evaluated.

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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

Submitted/Tamika Gilbert-Floyd Submitted/Tamika Gilbert-Floyd

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

 

Submitted/Christopher J. Moran Submitted/Christopher J. Moran

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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