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    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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

History Notes, Dec. 22: Township Hall

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, December 22, 2013 01:00 am

Submitted/Township Hall was built in 1873 Submitted/Township Hall was built in 1873

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

Each Sunday, 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.

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Atlantic City man indicted on 6 human trafficking counts

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, December 20, 2013 04:04 pm

An Atlantic City man has been indicted for operating a human trafficking ring in which he held multiple women captive in motel rooms and forced them into prostitution, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.

On Thursday, Dec. 19, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Donnie Bethea, 30, on 15 counts; including six counts of human trafficking. Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Buckley represented the State in the matter.

The charges stem from a six-month-long joint investigation conducted by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s “Innocence Lost” Task Force, which is comprised of members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Offices, the FBI and NJ Department of Human Services.

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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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