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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:

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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…

  • EHT Current

    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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    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.

  • 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.” She competed 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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of Platt’s next appearance.

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Atlantic County Sheriff report for Egg Harbor Township, April-May

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:00 am

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Sheriff Frank Balles has announced that the following arrests were made recently by members of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.  Those with information on the whereabouts of persons who are wanted by this agency, call 609-909-7200.

  Zandra K. Kiesel, 40, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 21 in Egg Harbor Township by Sgt. Linda Amos and Detective Matthew Poupard on a Superior Court bench warrant.

 Sean Evans, 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 24 in Atlantic City by Officer Victor Guadalupe on a nonsupport warrant.

 Christopher M. Sage, 27, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 24 in Egg Harbor Township by Detective Christen Mulholland and Officer Stephen Jinks on a Superior Court bench warrant and a municipal warrant issued by Somers Point.

Read more: Atlantic County Sheriff report for Egg Harbor Township, April-May

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 13-23

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, July 01, 2014 02:04 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.

 Andrew J. Carey, 44, of Pleasantville was arrested June 13 by Officer Jonathan Nieves and charged with trespassing.

 Alberto Ruiz, 34, of Camden was arrested June 15 by Officer Shawn Owen and charged with hindering apprehension and possession and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 13-23

   

Letter: Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students

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Written by Sharon L. Gaskill Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:39 pm

Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students To the editor:

As a parent of three children in the Egg Harbor Township School District, let me begin by saying that I have personally witnessed some great teaching. And I am so grateful to the outstanding teachers by whom my children have had the privilege of being educated. To those teachers I say a resounding, “Thank you.”

My daughter, who is entering her senior year at Egg Harbor Township High School in the fall, came home last week and told me that her teacher told the class they would not be writing college recommendation letters without a settled union contract. She told me that she has heard this same scenario from many of her friends about their teachers as well.

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History Notes, June 30: Scullville Fire Company

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, June 30, 2014 02:11 pm

Courtesy of GEHTHS/Scullville Fire Company No. 3 on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in 1967 Courtesy of GEHTHS/Scullville Fire Company No. 3 on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in 1967

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

Scullville Fire Company

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EHT's outdoor concert series starts tonight, Friday, June 27

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, June 27, 2014 02:25 pm

Concert series begins in EHT on June 27 Concert series begins in EHT on June 27 The Rhythm in the Park outdoor concert series begins 7 p.m. Friday, June 27 at Tony Canale Park Amphitheater. Concerts are free and run weekly through August. Bring a chair and snacks.

The first concert will be Jersey Shore Roustabouts, as they play a rock-and-roll tribute. July 11 will be the band Juicy, playing hits from the 50s through the 70s.

Read more: EHT's outdoor concert series starts tonight, Friday, June 27

 

Miller School schedule changes and semi-departmentalization presented

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School Principal Latifah Potter provided a brief outline of the schedule changes that will be instituted in the 2014-2015 school year for the district’s fourth and fifth graders as well as an update on how the school teachers will be shifted to a semi-departmentalized model. This model places teachers in content areas they have unique knowledge or interest in.

“If you teach what you love and what you enjoy, that will come out and the students will see it,” Potter said, during the June 24 Board of Education meeting.

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EHT school board backs delaying impact of PARCC and Common Core

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, June 24 to support state legislation that places a moratorium on the use of student growth percentiles in teacher’s evaluations until there is further study of the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness test, called PARCC, and Common Core State Standards.

Read more: EHT school board backs delaying impact of PARCC and Common Core

 

Accelerated math program changes to be decided July 22

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:01 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Superintendent Scott McCartney said the administration tabled making a decision on proposed changes to the district’s accelerated math program until the school year could be wrapped up. “We listened and respect all of the comments that we have heard,” he said during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 24.

The administration will be meeting again on the matter and will bring its final recommendation to the board at the next meeting, set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.  He said such changes do not require a board vote.

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Ball drop is an entertaining fundraiser for EHT resident

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted /The helicopter arrives and drops the balls on the green. Submitted /The helicopter arrives and drops the balls on the green.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Sunday, June 22, Emerald Links Golf Course was host to a fund-raising event for Egg Harbor Township resident Jeff Wood, who has an LVAD heart pump and on infusion antibiotics after a major heart attack two years ago.

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Kosko is 2014 Current Scholarship recipient

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Nicholas Kosko is the 2014 recipient of the Current Newspaper Scholarship Submitted/Nicholas Kosko is the 2014 recipient of the Current Newspaper Scholarship

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Each year, the Current Newspapers awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Egg Harbor Township High School who has declared journalism as his or her course of study at college.

This year Nicholas Kosko is the recipient of the $500 scholarship. Kosko, who maintained a 92.6 grade-point average while at the high school, will attend Rutgers University in the fall to major in journalism with a specialization in sports.

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