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    Beach bagEveryone seems to have a different idea of how a day at the beach should go. As locals, we’ve seen all types of beach days, but the one thing in common is that it's always a good day for people watching. Below are the common beach types you'll see along South Jersey's shoreline:

  • Galloway Current

     GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” during Judgment Week on the show, which aired Tuesday, July 22.

    As part of her selection by “AGT,” Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of her next appearance.

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Egg Harbor Township and several Township Committee members has officially concluded  more than four years after it was filed by a now retired Egg Harbor Township Police captain.

    Hector Tavarez, who at the time was a lieutenant on the force, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court in December 2009 alleging that the township’s failure to promote him to the rank of captain in 2007, 2008 and 2009 constituted racial discrimination. 

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    The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

    In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.

    But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or…

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    Fireworks will be added to EHT's National Night OutEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  This year when the community comes together to mark National Night Out, the evening of fun will conclude with a fireworks display.

    The nationwide event, now in its 31st year, is held locally on the first Tuesday at Tony Canale Park. It is organized to prevent crime and substance abuse and to foster a sense of community among the residents.

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Elf on The Shelf photo contest returns with more prizes

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:43 am

Laura Stetser/Santa’s watching the staff at The Current too. Our office Elf on the Shelf, Eggbert Humpeldink, aka ‘Eggy,’ likes taking a ride on Lucy the Elephant who decorates reporter Sue Marino’s desk. Laura Stetser/Santa’s watching the staff at The Current too. Our office Elf on the Shelf, Eggbert Humpeldink, aka ‘Eggy,’ likes taking a ride on Lucy the Elephant who decorates reporter Sue Marino’s desk.

Christmas is coming and so are the elves.

As Santa is making up his naughty and nice list, he will be sending out his elves to area homes as a way to keep a watchful eye on children, and for the second year, The Current wants to see what your Elf on the Shelf is up to in our 2nd Annual Elf on the Shelf Photo Submission Contest.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Shawn Owen honored for service to community (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 20, 2013 04:58 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Shawn Owen is selected one of the two AMVETS/Elks Officers of the Year. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Shawn Owen is selected one of the two AMVETS/Elks Officers of the Year.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- The Amvets Post 911 and the Egg Harbor Township Elks have begun sharing space at the Elks’ lodge, and on Saturday, Nov. 16, they joined forces in honoring the two local law enforcement officers as Police Officers of the Year, Shawn Owen of Egg Harbor Township Police Department and Shawn McKelvey of the Somers Point Police Department. The ceremony was part of the organizations’ annual roasted pork dinner fundraiser.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 13

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 20, 2013 09:25 am

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter

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

 Jessie J. Patten, 33, of Galloway was arrested Oct. 30 by Detectives Heath Per, John Heim and Detective Sgt. Michael Hughes and charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

 Scot David Jones, 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Nov. 5 by Officer James Macpherson and charged with possession of a weapon (knife).

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 13

 

Fernwood actors take audience on magic carpet ride in ‘Aladdin’

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 03:09 pm

Submitted by Dena Danz/Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club actors perform ‘Aladdin’ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pictured here is Alex Dembin, as Genie, Andrew Bechara as Aladdin and Samantha Sandler as Abu. Submitted by Dena Danz/Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club actors perform ‘Aladdin’ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pictured here is Alex Dembin, as Genie, Andrew Bechara as Aladdin and Samantha Sandler as Abu.

Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club performed ‘Aladdin’ from Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16. Lead roles were split cast to allow several actors the chance to shine: Aladdin was played by Andrew Bechara and Paul DeDios; Jasmine was played by Flor Rosales and Lauren Gimbor; Jafar was played by Annah Thomas and Kristina Kenny; the Genie was played by Alex Dembin and Emily McAndrews; Iago was played by Marta Crimi and Amie Martin; Narrators were Katie Ormond, Delaney Gould, Skyler Smith, Brianna DeJean, Faith Deicion, Amanda Stafford, Dakota Bell and Madelyn Rawls; and the Sultan was played by Hannah Maples and Jordan Santana.

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EHT PAL team finds success at tech challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 02:49 pm

Submitted/Michael Searles, mentor and member of the U.S. Coast Guard; Egg Harbor Township High School student Ray Chau; Hector Tavarez, mentor and PAL’s executive director (in back), Egg Harbor Township High School student Nick Contstanzi; Cedar Creek High School students Emily Darling, Ryan McMahon and Darshan Patel; and Egg Harbor Township middle schooler Noah Pricskett. Missing from picture are Egg Harbor Township High School student John Steward, the team’s tech advisor James Cincotti and mentors Denise Massey and Mike Massey. Submitted/Michael Searles, mentor and member of the U.S. Coast Guard; Egg Harbor Township High School student Ray Chau; Hector Tavarez, mentor and PAL’s executive director (in back), Egg Harbor Township High School student Nick Contstanzi; Cedar Creek High School students Emily Darling, Ryan McMahon and Darshan Patel; and Egg Harbor Township middle schooler Noah Pricskett. Missing from picture are Egg Harbor Township High School student John Steward, the team’s tech advisor James Cincotti and mentors Denise Massey and Mike Massey.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - On Nov. 9, a nine-member team comprised of six students and three mentors, traveled to North Brunswick for the First Tech Challenge at Brunswick Eruption 12th Annual Robotics Competition.  

The five boys and one girl that represented the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League’s Enforcers are students from Cedar Creek High School and the Egg Harbor Township School district.  

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Pair nabbed by Egg Harbor Township Police on shoplifting and drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 18, 2013 10:18 pm

Submitted/Brittany Somers, 28, left, and Shawn Higgins, 50 Submitted/Brittany Somers, 28, left, and Shawn Higgins, 50

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Atlantic City man and an Ocean City woman were arrested in connection with a merchandise theft from Boscovs department store on Tuesday, Nov. 12, Egg Harbor Township police said.

Shawn Higgins, 50, and Brittany Somers, 28, were arrested on Friday, Nov. 15 following an investigation into a reported theft from the store.

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Local Filipinos receive blessing for their families who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 17, 2013 09:38 am

Alan M. Dumoff/The members of the parish wave their right hands in unison to pray with their fellow parishioners. Alan M. Dumoff/The members of the parish wave their right hands in unison to pray with their fellow parishioners.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Rev. Jerry Gomez and Rev. John Viginone pastor of St. Katherine Drexel Parish of Egg Harbor Township blessed parishioners of Filipino descent whose families were affected by the super typhoon that hit the Philippine Islands on Nov. 10. Typhoon Haiyan was the one of most powerful storms of its kind ever recorded, affecting a reported 13 million people in that region.

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Vendors wanted for Slaybaugh shopping event

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 16, 2013 01:00 am

Slaybaugh Parents Club to host holiday shopping event Slaybaugh Parents Club to host holiday shopping event

Vendors and crafters are wanted for the Slaybaugh School Complex Parents Club holiday shopping and activity fundraiser 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the school, 11 Swift Drive. A $25 donation reserves a 10- by 10-foot space that includes a table and chair. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an application. Setup starts 7:30 a.m. there will be refreshments available from the Parents Club, crafts and secret shopping for the kids, pictures with Santa and more.

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Egg Harbor Township man charged with shooting at brother

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 11:27 am

Submitted/Nicholas Olivier of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Nicholas Olivier of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 38-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested and charged with gun offenses after his brother said he shot at him during an argument at a home in the Bargaintown section of the township Thursday, Nov. 14.

According to police, Nicholas Olivier was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after he allegedly shot a gun at his younger brother, with whom he had a physical and verbal dispute around 8:49 p.m.

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Egg Harbor Township enters agreement to purchase two West Atlantic City motels

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 14, 2013 06:28 pm

Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14 Laura Stetser/Doors to some of the motel rooms in the vacant and storm-damaged Golden Key Motel sit wide open on Thursday, Nov. 14

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Committee unanimously took the first step needed to purchase two of West Atlantic City’s dilapidated motels on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

“This has been a long and tedious process,” said Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough as the committee introduced an ordinances that would enable the township to purchase the Golden Key and the Star motels on the Black Horse Pike using funding from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

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