• Mainland Current

    Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge.SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of…

  • Columns

    Enterovirus update New Jersey

     You know what’s coming. That sneeze you just heard means that cold and flu season is creeping up. But this time, the annual germ festival could be bringing along new friend that you should know about.

    Meet enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness first identified in California in the 1960s that is making a comeback, sickening approximately 1,000 children already in other parts of the country.

  • Regional

    Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev.ATLANTIC CITY—It was a three-peat at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night as Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York brought the crown home for the Empire State for the third year running. She follows Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Mallory Hagan with the crown. 

    The 22-year old blonde, Hofstra University graudate performed the very upbeat song “Happy” while sitting on stage and tapping out the tune with a red plastic cup during the…

  • Sports

    ehtac1ATLANTIC CITY - Kevin Stetser said before the season started that it was time for the Egg Harbor Township High School football program to win again.

    Not just to compete, not to play for the tie and overtime on the road – but to win.

    In his wildest dreams, he probably didn’t expect…

  • EHT Current

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Egg Harbor Township Committee is expected to approve a new affordable housing project at its Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting.

    If approved, the project would create up to 135 units of affordable “family housing” by the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

    The township is required by the state to provide affordable housing, despite years of court battles attempting to get its many existing mobile home parks and apartments used as credit toward that obligation.

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Community asked to take “3-Day Challenge” in support of EHT schools

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:00 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township School District officials and the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc. have issued a challenge for residents to “Take the 3-Day Challenge to Support Egg Harbor Township Schools.”

 The challenge call on community members to attend three school-related functions planned between Friday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 21:

-  Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Egg Harbor Township High School stadium: Help kick-off the Egg Harbor Township High School football season by attending the team’s first home game versus Lower Cape May Regional; 

Read more: Community asked to take “3-Day Challenge” in support of EHT schools

 

Injuries and investigations linger after car accidents, house fire over Labor Day weekend in EHT

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 01, 2014 05:42 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe/On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company arrived at to car fully involved in a fire along the Black Horse Pike in front of the Shore Mall Dennis C. Sharpe/On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company arrived at to car fully involved in a fire along the Black Horse Pike in front of the Shore Mall

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township first responders were kept busy over the Labor Day weekend with a series of motor vehicle crashes and fires.

  On Saturday, Aug. 30, two people were injured in a two-car crash that also caused a car fire. The Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company and the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad were dispatched to Mill Road in the vicinity of the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Station #1 for a motor vehicle fire.

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Longport police officer 'Tommy' Adams, of EHT, laid to rest

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Written by Laura Stetser Sunday, August 31, 2014 06:46 pm

  Laura Stetser/Police officers gather to pay respects to Charles 'Tommy' Adams on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Police officers gather to pay respects to Charles 'Tommy' Adams on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Law enforcement officers from around the tri-state area gathered to honor Longport Police Department Sgt. Charles “Tommy” Adams, 53, of Egg Harbor Township during his funeral at Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Township on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 Adams, a 21-year veteran of the force, was out for a motorcycle ride, enjoying a beautiful day when he was involved in a crash on Harding Highway at the intersection of Tuckahoe Road. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 25 when an elderly woman drove her SUV into the path of Adams’ Harley Davidson.

Read more: Longport police officer 'Tommy' Adams, of EHT, laid to rest

 

EHT school board approves draft of teacher-student electronic communication policy

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy

All New Jersey public schools are required by law to have similar policies in place

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Board of Education During approved the first draft of a policy Tuesday, Aug. 26 that restricts ways in which teachers, coaches and other staff members can communicate with students.

Superintendent Scott McCartney said at the board meeting that the policy is intended to protect both students and staff members in today’s digital age. 

 

Read more: EHT school board approves draft of teacher-student electronic communication policy

   

Book discussion on ‘The Goldfinch’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Book discussions at EHT library Book discussions at EHT library

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System hosts a discussion of book “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. Other upcoming discussions are: “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 ,  “The Art Forger” by Barbara Shapiro at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6;  and “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4.

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New tattoo studio in EHT hopes to leave indelible mark on local ink market

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township. Laura Stetser/Joseph Benson, 29, has several tattoos but was adding a new one to his forearm while at The Inkuisition in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For Jamie Corpes, getting something as permanent as a tattoo should be a well-researched decision.

 The tattoo artist said it should be important to clients that the individuals marking up their skin are competent and comfortable in their work environments.

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EHT police find heroin and crack in car that contained infant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 03:58 pm

Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville Submitted/Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville

Warrant issued for Hallie Thompson of Williamstown for the drug offenses as well as possible child abuse charges

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  A robbery investigation led Egg Harbor Township Police to uncover heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs from a car that also contained an infant.

According to police, Hallie Thompson, 21, of Williamstown and Anthony Williams, 34, of Pleasantville were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of a prescription legend drug after police came across them standing outside of a 1999 Lexus during a robbery call at the Budget Motel in the West Atlantic City section of the township on Thursday, Aug. 21.

Read more: EHT police find heroin and crack in car that contained infant

 

Miller school schedule, staffing changed to meet new educational rigors

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:54 pm

Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School

Recess time also increased by 50 percent

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The fourth and fifth grade students and teachers at Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School will be dedicating more time to math and language arts this year, thanks to the first schedule change in the school’s 11-year history.

 Principal Latifah Potter, who took the over the job in 2013, said she hopes the schedule changes and semi-departmentalization of teachers that also took place over the summer will allow the students to receive better instruction as well as inch up standardized test scores.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 15-18

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:42 am

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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.

Robert E. Torres, 33, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Aug. 15 by Dectective Scott Hiltner and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacturing and distributing heroin.

 Michael Deptula, 25, of Egg Harbor Township and Emilie Loughrey, 20, of Hamilton Township were arrested Aug. 16 by Detective Richard Vogt. Deptula was charged with burglary and theft. Loughrey was charged with receiving stolen property.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 15-18

 

EHT to host a job search and training information session for displaced casino workers

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 27, 2014 08:54 am

Atlantic City Casino employee job displacement information session Atlantic City Casino employee job displacement information session

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Township residents facing unemployment because of the closing of Atlantic City casinos and the economic effect on related businesses will be able to learn what job training and support services are available during the Wednesday, Sept. 3 Township Committee meeting.

The information session, which will start at 5:30 p.m., will be held at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave.

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