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Most West Atlantic City motels now property of Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, December 20, 2013 04:01 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 – The Egg Harbor Township Committee finalized its agreements to purchase three West Atlantic City motels and vacant land during its Wednesday, Dec. 18 meeting.

“This is a very important first step as we are trying to acquire (these properties) in the redevelopment area of West Atlantic City,” Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough said during the unanimous votes on the ordinances passed in an effort to rehabilitate the crime-ridden section of the township.

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All charges against Rutgers football player Tejay Johnson dismissed

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, December 19, 2013 07:24 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – All charges filed against Rutgers University football player Tejay Johnson were dismissed Thursday, Dec. 19 by Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court Judge H. Robert Switzer after it was determined that the alleged victim in the assault case would not be appearing at the trial.

“The witness is cannot be located,” said Egg Harbor Township Prosecutor Marc Nehmad before recommending the dismissal. “It is my understanding he is out of the state and will not be coming back.”

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Slaybaugh students get guests into the holiday spirit at concert (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, December 19, 2013 03:03 pm

Laura Stetser/Pictured seated from left are first graders Matthew Bartles, Zalia Mazzone and Joseph Vu, and shown standing from left are Ari Haubois, Kamila Diaz and Jake Karp, ll of Elizabeth Zompa’s class. Laura Stetser/Pictured seated from left are first graders Matthew Bartles, Zalia Mazzone and Joseph Vu, and shown standing from left are Ari Haubois, Kamila Diaz and Jake Karp, ll of Elizabeth Zompa’s class.

The first grade students at Slaybaugh Primary School gave an early treat to their parents, grandparents and friends Thursday, Dec. 19 as they performed a series of holiday songs they had spend months learning with the help of the school’s music teacher Valerie Brozosky.

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Holiday spirit is shared at Village Grande event (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, December 19, 2013 01:00 am

Laura Stetser/Pictured from left are U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joshua Smith, Jack Alessandro, Helen Navas, and Vinny Fittipaldi as Santa. Laura Stetser/Pictured from left are U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joshua Smith, Jack Alessandro, Helen Navas, and Vinny Fittipaldi as Santa.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – There was plenty of holiday cheer being shared inside the clubhouse of The Village Grande at Little Mill Monday, Dec. 16 as the active adult community held its annual Holiday Singalong.

Residents gathered to sing all of the holiday favorites as well as enjoy each other’s company over dozens upon dozens of sweet treats.

Live music played by some of their talented neighbors accompanied the singing, and a new feature this year was the headlining event.

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Santa makes a most special stop in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, December 18, 2013 04:02 pm

Laura Stetser/Santa takes extra time at the Ciccozzi home during his annual trip around town with the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company. Laura Stetser/Santa takes extra time at the Ciccozzi home during his annual trip around town with the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company takes Santa on his annual trip around town, the jolly old elf normally just waves to the children from atop one of the fire trucks.

But when he made his rounds Wednesday, Dec. 11, he made a special stop at the house of a family who has had a rough few months.

The Ciccozzi family of Egg Harbor Township experienced a deep loss Nov. 12 when Danielle Ciccozzi, 35, died from complications related to a massive stroke following heart surgery. The cause of her heart problem has not been fully determined.

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Negotiations stall between Egg Harbor Township Board of Education, teachers' union

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:35 am

Laura Stetesr/EHT school district news Laura Stetesr/EHT school district news

Next step is formal hearing in front of state-appointed fact finder this winter

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Negotiations between the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and the Egg Harbor Township Education Association have come to a standstill while both parties await a date for a hearing with a state-appointed fact finder.

Not expected to occur until at least February, the hearing is the next step according to Thor Himley, personnel committee chairman and member of the board’s negotiating team. He spoke at the end of a lengthy public session during which teachers and their supporters asked for the board to settle a new contract that demonstrates the district values its educators.

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Davenport Complex gets new principal

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, December 18, 2013 08:31 am

Laura Stetser/Davenport Complex in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Davenport Complex in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Davenport Complex has a new principal, effective Jan. 2, 2014.

Kevin Fricke was approved unanimously for the post by the Board of Education during its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17. Fricke is currently serving as assistant principal at Alder Avenue Middle School.

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Egg Harbor Township historical society hosts tree lighting

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 18, 2013 08:19 am

Submitted/Betty Steelman waves her wand and lights the tree. Submitted/Betty Steelman waves her wand and lights the tree.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society held a tree lighting ceremony Wednesday, Dec.11 outside its museum. A crowd was on hand to see the museum light up the night sky with a good old-fashioned tree lightening ceremony. 

GEHTHS member and Egg Harbor Township resident Betty Steelman, 90, helped with the countdown for the lighting of the tree. She is a veteran WAVE from World War II. 

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Nov. 17-Dec. 11

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 17, 2013 03:59 pm

  Egg Harbor Township Police blotter November 2013 Egg Harbor Township Police blotter November 2013

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

Brian M. Fox, 52, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Dec. 4 by Officer Joseph Coady and charged with making terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 Micheline L. Kirkland, 50, and Brandi P. Kirkland, 31, both of Atlantic City and Calvin T. Reaves, 47, of Egg Harbor Township were arrested Dec. 4 by Officers Edward Bertino and Christopher Leary and charged with shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting.

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Atlantic City man wanted for allegedly assaulting and robbing delivery man

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:30 pm

Dorian Noel, 19, of Atlantic City Dorian Noel, 19, of Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police have identified two suspects wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred Friday, Nov. 22 and are asking for the public’s help in locating one of them.

 Warrants for robbery and assault have been issued for Dorian Noel, 19, of Atlantic City for his alleged involvement in a robbery at Tilton Mobile Home Park on Tilton Road in the Farmington section of the township. Noel is described as a black male, 6’1” in height and approximately 153 pounds.

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