• Downbeach Current

    Dean Randazzo, 45, of Atlantic City is UNICO’s Person of the Year.

    ATLANTIC CITY – Dean Randazzo, New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer and founder of the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, will be honored as the 2014 Person of the Year by the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of UNICO National and the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.

  • Columns

    Senate President Steve Sweeney’s surprise announcement about gambling in North Jersey creates even more difficulties for our region, already experiencing tremendous economic challenges. It is particularly troubling now as Revel goes through another bankruptcy and as Showboat prepares to close in August, putting more than 2,000 people out of work.

    Attracting investment and creating jobs are difficult under any circumstances. With the proliferation of casinos up and down the coast and now talk about North Jersey casinos, it will be that much harder to find a buyer for Revel or…

  • EHT Current

    EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Association is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, July 19.

     “Despicable Me 2” will be shown outdoors at the Tony Canale Park Amphitheater at dark, which occurs around 9 p.m.

  • Columns

    Four key things to know about taking maternity leave in New Jersey

    Writing this week’s column brought me right back. As I tried to refresh my knowledge on the laws regarding maternity leave in New Jersey to offer a primer for local expectant moms, I remembered how I felt when I was in their place; it seemed no one could give me a straight answer about how much time I could take off and…

  • Mainland Current

    Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg.

    Growing up in South Jersey, your parents have more than likely pulled you along to several community events you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. Whether you roll your eyes and reluctantly tag along, count…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

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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EHT and Somers Point police officers of the year honored at Elks/AMVETS event

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 14, 2013 04:43 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Elks Lodge No. 2563 and AMVETS Post No. 911 are hosting a roasted pork dinner with all of the trimmings 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the lodge, 1815 Somers Point Road. Eat in or take out. A DJ will provide entertainment. Proceeds to benefit veterans programs. The groups will also be honoring police officers of the year from Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point police departments.

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Egg Harbor Township School News in Brief, Nov. 6, 2013

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 13, 2013 05:30 pm

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Update on EHTHS field house and other news from Board of Education meeting

Concession stand and field house ready for use

The renovations to Egg Harbor Township High School field house and concession stand are completed, and the revamped facility will be ready for the annual Thanksgiving Day football game, according to school board member Pete Castellano, who gave an update during the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12. The football booster club will be given access this Friday as a dry run, he said. Read more HERE.

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Egg Harbor Township Filipino community collecting donations for Typhoon Haiyan victims

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 04:27 pm

Jade’s Filipino Restaurant and Grocery is accepting donations to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Checks may be made out to UFC or United Filipino Community Movement. The organization is a registered nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible. The organizers of the collection drive are working with the Philippine Red Cross.

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Hundreds attend EHT school board meeting over teacher contract issue

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, November 13, 2013 09:37 am

Charlie Pritchard /Hundreds attend the Egg Harbor Township Board of Edcuation meeting over teacher contract issue Charlie Pritchard /Hundreds attend the Egg Harbor Township Board of Edcuation meeting over teacher contract issue

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – At the scheduled 8 p.m. start time for the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education meeting at the Alder Avenue Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 12, board members emerged from their earlier closed session to see a board room filled with a crowd that far exceeded the room’s capacity. The majority in the crowd were there to protest the lack of progress on contract negotiations since the most recent contract expired in June.

Board President James Galvin quickly requested that Egg Harbor Township Education Association (EHTEA) members that were lined up behind board members’ seats on the podium move to a different location. That set the tone for the meeting that followed.

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Egg Harbor Township woman arrested on drug and gun charges in West Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:46 pm

Submitted/Isabel Hernandez, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested on drug and gun charges by EHTPolice. Submitted/Isabel Hernandez, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested on drug and gun charges by EHTPolice.

Search warrant executed after capture of suspect wanted in last week's manhunt 

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was arrested on drug and gun charges after police executed a search warrant following the arrest of a suspect in a multi-agency manhunt in West Atlantic City on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Isabel Hernandez, 28, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possessing a defaced firearm, possession and distribution of cocaine, possession and distribution of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia after police executed the search warrant on a room at the Travel Inn Motel on the Black Horse Pike in the West Atlantic City section of the township the same day as the manhunt.

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Police report second weekend shooting in Egg Harbor Twp.

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:33 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are investigating a second shooting that occurred over the weekend at an Egg Harbor Township hotel in which a Pleasantville man sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back.

According to Egg Harbor Township Police, Samir Dugan, 19, of Pleasantville was shot in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express on the Black Horse Pike on Saturday, Nov. 9 and transported to the Shore Memorial Medical Center.

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Egg Harbor Township police dog shot last week is at home and in recovery

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:22 pm

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township Police K-9 shooter is back at home, recovering from a gun shot wound. Submitted/Egg Harbor Township Police K-9 shooter is back at home, recovering from a gun shot wound.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department was pleased to welcome one of its own back home today, Tuesday, Nov. 12 as K-9 Shooter was released from the Red Bank Animal Hospital to continue his rehabilitation at a private location. 

Police Chief Michael Morris, himself a retired K-9 handler, stated that the bond between a handler and his K-9 partner is a deep one that is forged over countless hours of training, working and living together.

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Egg Harbor Township teacher's union to protest at board meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 03:22 pm

Statment on how teachers will handle college recommendation letters expected

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- According to joint press release issued by the New Jersey Education Association and the Egg Harbor Township Education Association, more than 400 teachers and staff members from Egg Harbor Township Schools are expected to attend this evening's Board of Education meeting at Alder Avenue Middle School, which begins at 8 p.m.

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