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    Egg Harbor Township newsEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – In what is described as an uncommon move among municipalities in New Jersey, Egg Harbor Township took a step toward giving the lion’s share of revenue from affordable housing projects to the Egg Harbor Township School District to help offset the impact of new students such development could generate.

     This verbal offer from Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough was confirmed in his Dec. 23 letter to Superintendent Scott McCartney that was accepted by the…

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    Test your luck at ‘Dine and Dine’ Community Partnership ‘FUNraiser’ Feb. 28

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. is betting it will have a “full house” at its eighth annual February FUNraiser.

    Presented by Shore Medical Center for the eighth year in a row, the Dice and Dine event will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, with live casino games…

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    Laura Stetser/The vacant Hickory Log Inn restaurant is the first of five buildings slated for firefighter training exercises.“There is no better project to address the issues facing Atlantic City than to clean up the entrance to it,” -Egg Harbor Township Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It won’t be the big demolition that so many township residents have been waiting to see, but firefighters…

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Former CFO gets 4 years in federal prison for stealing $2M from Egg Harbor Township business

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 07, 2015 04:43 pm

Former CFO gets 4 years in federal prison for stealing $2M from Egg Harbor Township business Former CFO gets 4 years in federal prison for stealing $2M from Egg Harbor Township business EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Pennsylvania man who worked as comptroller for an international business based in Egg Harbor Township was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison and three years of probation Dec. 17 after pleading guilty to federal wire fraud totaling $2 million.

In his Feb. 4, 2014 plea agreement, Bruce E. Rihl, formerly of Somers Point, admitted to stealing $2.1 million from RSL Inc., a millworking company based in Egg Harbor Township, while he was employed as its comptroller, a management position in which he oversaw the company’s accounting and financial reporting.

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EHT school board installs new members

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 07, 2015 03:03 pm

Laura Stetser/Newly installed school board members Christopher Moran, Barbara Szialgyi and Justin Riggs gather after the Tuesday, Jan. 6 reorganization meeting. Laura Stetser/Newly installed school board members Christopher Moran, Barbara Szialgyi and Justin Riggs gather after the Tuesday, Jan. 6 reorganization meeting.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – New members Christopher Moran, Barbara Szialgyi and Justin Riggs were sworn into their seats on the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education at its reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Among other annual business, the board voted to appoint its president and vice president. James Galvin was unanimously appointed president, and Jack Haines was installed as vice president by a 8-1 vote, with Pete Castellano the sole dissenting vote. Castellano nominated Lou Della Barca for another term as vice president, but Della Barca declined the nomination.

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Closed path disconnects Atlantic County nature trails

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 07, 2015 02:35 pm

Submitted/Submitted/The trails on Riverbend Park are no longer connected after it was discovered that a 300-foot portion was on private property. Submitted/Submitted/The trails on Riverbend Park are no longer connected after it was discovered that a 300-foot portion was on private property.

Petition drive seeks to rejoin north, south portions of Riverbend Park

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Some may consider it more of a tract of land than a typical recreation area, but Atlantic County’s Riverbend Park gets plenty of use.

Residents enjoy the 1,294-acre park’s trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, birdwatching, dog walking and hunting. The county Firearms Training Facility is also on the property.

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Major gas leak reported near Cates Road in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, January 07, 2015 02:10 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Gas company personnel and emergency reponders are working to address a "major" gas leak near the intersection of Cates Road and West Jersey Avenue in Egg Harbor Township today, Wednesday, Jan. 7, according to reports.

 South Jersey Gas is on the scene trying to contain the leak, as Egg Harbor Township fire, police and emergency medical responders stand by, according to Egg Harbor Township Police Lt. Robert Gray.

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Letter: Decorations made the holidays happier

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Decorations made the holidays happier Letter: Decorations made the holidays happier To the editor:

I would like to thank those who made the holiday season in Egg Harbor Township a happier place by putting up holiday and Christmas decorations on their homes during some very difficult financial times for many families.

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Galloway mother charged with stealing baby formula multiple times

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, January 06, 2015 02:21 pm

Submitted/Briana Ross, 25, of Galloway and Zachary Wolfe, 22, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Briana Ross, 25, of Galloway and Zachary Wolfe, 22, of Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Galloway woman who was charged in August with endangering the welfare of her 5-month-old son by having heroin and hypodermic needles in the car with him was arrested Monday, Jan. 5 by Egg Harbor Township police for allegedly stealing baby formula from the ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center, the site of the previous arrest.

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Ongoing events around Egg Harbor Township, January 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 06, 2015 12:00 am

Community advisory board meeting

The Spruce Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Ave., is looking for members of the community to join its Advisory Board. The group meets monthly to get input, feedback, suggestions and questions. Call 609-569-0376. 

Township Committee schedule

Egg Harbor Township Committee meets 5 p.m. twice a month on Wednesdays in the municipal courtroom at the Municipal Building, 3515 Bargaintown Road. Agendas can be viewed at www.ehtgov.org. The meetings are at 5 p.m.

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Frank Finnerty joins Egg Harbor Township Commitee

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, January 05, 2015 01:22 pm

Chelsea White/Newly-appointed Township Committee Member Frank Finnerty has his family join him for the oath of office, administered by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.. Chelsea White/Newly-appointed Township Committee Member Frank Finnerty has his family join him for the oath of office, administered by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.. Former committee member reappointed to replace John Carman 

The government of Egg Harbor Township welcomed Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to the Township Committee’s 2015 Reorganization Meeting Friday, Jan. 2.

 Guadagno praised Egg Harbor Township’s leaders for maintaining such a friendly environment and “the kind of government people expect” after she saw the smiles and laughter among those in attendance Friday night.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Dec. 24-31

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 05, 2015 12:32 pm

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Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Oscar E. McClinton Jr., 18, of Little Egg Harbor was arrested Dec. 24 by Officer Alekhine Pahang and charged with underage consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct.

 Greg P. Fiore Jr., 20, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Dec. 27 by Detective Richard Vogt and charged with underage driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

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Winter Feast continues Greek tradition of sharing

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, January 05, 2015 10:54 am

Greek Winter Feast Jan. 23-25 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township Greek Winter Feast Jan. 23-25 7004 Ridge Ave., Egg Harbor Township Enjoy Greek food at Holy Trinity's feast, Jan. 23-25

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Greeks love to share, according to Eugenia Kramvis of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, so when they open up their doors for the church’s annual Winter Feast Jan. 23-25, they hope folks will take them up on their hospitality.

A Greek term characterizes this collective hospitality and goodwill, she said.

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