• Mainland Current

    NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

  • Sports

    SurfstadiumA baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

    No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

  • Columns

    Last week a conversation I had with a friend about each family’s rules of when and why children may be left unsupervised led me to do some digging into the legal boundaries of such arrangements.

    While my husband and I do not yet feel comfortable leaving our children unattended, we are likely nearing that age with our oldest one. After my conversation, I was curious if there were laws that would help inform our decision. I found that, much like most things in…

  • EHT Current

    EHT school newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – With the new computerized standardized testing scheduled to begin next week, parents expressed their continuing concern over the controversial assessment at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 and again asked how the district would handle those who refuse to take the test.

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the measuring stick by which students will be assessed for their understanding the Common Core Standards adopted by…

  • EHT Current

    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.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Floating solar panels to be installed at ACMUA’s reservoir

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, February 10, 2015 03:27 pm

Floating solar panels to be installed at ACMUA’s reservoir Floating solar panels to be installed at ACMUA’s reservoir Director: Could be largest installation in state

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic City Municipal Utility Authority’s reservoir, which spans across the boundaries of Egg Harbor Township, Galloway and Absecon, may soon be home to the largest installation of floating solar panels in the state, if not the nation, according to its executive director.

Bruce Ward presented the authority’s plans to Egg Harbor Township Committee during its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 4. Ward said he was sharing the project’s scope to the governing body as a courtesy.

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UPDATE: EHT man wanted in jewelry store theft turns himself in

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:22 pm

Submitted/Christopher Crouch, 42 Submitted/Christopher Crouch, 42

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man wanted in connection with a strong-armed robbery Monday, Feb. 9 at Palace Diamonds in the English Creek Shopping Center turned himself in to police 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Police had issued a warrant for Christopher Crouch, 42, on robbery, theft and violation of parole charges after responding to a report of a robbery at the store at the 4:49 p.m. Monday. An employee reported that a man approached the counter, asked to see engagement rings, “forcefully took” two diamond rings and then fled. No one was injured in the incident.

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Letter: District should respect parental right to opt students out of PARCC

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Written by Opinion Saturday, February 07, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

As the PARCC Assessment gets closer, the Egg Harbor Township School District policy on the test is getting fuzzier. It is a state requirement for the schools to administer the test. It is also the right of parents to refuse to have their children take the test. For a long list of reasons, a growing number of people are considering refusing to have their children participate. A growing number of school districts across the state have recognized this and have put policies in place to respect this parental right.

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EHT program helps Spanish-speaking students become more proficient in their native language

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 06, 2015 12:04 pm

Students from Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School are recognized during the Hispanohablantes Family Night, held Friday, Jan. 23. Students from Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School are recognized during the Hispanohablantes Family Night, held Friday, Jan. 23. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Parents of fifth-grade native Spanish-speaking students at the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School learned more about a new language arts program now available to their children during Hispanohablantes Family Night, held Friday, Jan. 23.

Spanish teachers Luz Nelly Kanka and Ivelisse Malcún spoke to parents about the importance reading, both in English and in Spanish, as they outlined the goals of Hispanohablantes.

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UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian struck, killed in EHT

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Pleasantville resident Charles Gurney, 44, was identified as the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a car on the Black Horse Pike Wednesday, Feb. 4, police said.

According to police, Gurney was walking in the westbound lane of the Black Horse Pike near the Herbrew Academy in the Farmington section around 10 p.m. when he was struck by a 2012 Chevy Sonic driven by Marquee Hartsfield, 22, of Vineland. Police said another motorist also nearly hit him.

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In your town, Edition of Feb. 5, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 03:04 pm

An ongoing list of events around Egg Harbor Township: 

Kindergarten registration

The Egg Harbor Township School District is taking appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year. Call 609-927-4141, ext. 1234 for information or an appointment. Shot records, original birth certificate, mortgage, tax bill, utility bill, or current lease if renting and valid driver’s license will be needed as documentation. Only a legal parent or guardian can register a child, or custody papers must be presented if not a legal guardian. Child must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2015. See www.eht.k12.nj.us.

Project Graduation raffle

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Lady Eagles join Mustangs in Pennies for Patients fundraiser

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:15 pm

 

Lady Eagles join Mustangs in Pennies for Patients fundraiser Lady Eagles join Mustangs in Pennies for Patients fundraiser EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township High School Lady Eagles basketball teams are putting aside their rivalry with Mainland Regional High School to help the Mustangs raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which funds blood cancer research and provides education and patient services for people like Briana Gansert, 15.

The Eagles are holding a collection drive to support the Pennies for Patients campaign in honor of Gansert, a Mainland freshman who was diagnosed with biphenotypic acute leukemia, a rare form of cancer that contains both lymphoblastic and mylogenous cells.

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Bennett Chevrolet named dealer of the year by DealerRater

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:02 pm

Bennett Chevrolet was awarded a 2015 DealerRater Dealer of the Year award, which recognizes auto dealerships across the United States and Canada for outstanding customer service.

The awards are based on reviews by new- and used-car shoppers and those who took their vehicles into dealerships for service. Reviewers evaluate dealers on customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing and overall experience, according to a news release.

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Driver charged with DWI in car crash into TGI Friday’s

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Washington Township man was charged with drunken driving and other offenses after he allegedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the front of the vacant TGI Friday’s restaurant in the Harbor Square Shopping Center in the township’s Cardiff section at around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.

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Egg Harbor Township students invited apply for scholarship

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – High school seniors and juniors from Egg Harbor Township are invited to compete for three $1,000 scholarships through the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. This statewide scholarship competition centers on the theme “What My Mayor and Governing Body Do Best,” and seeks to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer members of municipal government.

The scholarship funding is offered through the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough.

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