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    The Mom’s Beat: Be thankful for the mundane as well as the grand

    From taco night to our health, there's always something to be thankful for

    As a mother, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. There are no gifts involved, so the focus is all on family and friends. We get a moment to take stock of what it is we are thankful to have in our lives, a great practice to…

  • Sports

    tgivingfootballartIt’s not true that the Pilgrims and Indians played a lively game of touch football just before the original Thanksgiving buffet. But somewhere, somehow, football became entwined with the traditions of Thanksgiving Day in America.

    Football games on Thanksgiving are nearly as old as the game itself. The first Thanksgiving Day game took place in Philadelphia in 1869 between the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club.

    On the local front, the feast is…

  • Columns

    This is a week devoted to giving thanks. Here are some people you might know describing what makes them thankful. Some are humorous, some serious. Some are personal, others general.

    Walt Tucker, NASCAR historian

    I am thankful for family, friends and, most of all, my health. Also for living in a great country where freedom exists and for regular luncheons with friends.

    Tom Park, educator

    I am thankful that God blessed me with a wonderful loving wife and daughter.

    Michael Gill, attorney

    Life has…

  • Columns

    You can give your Thanksgiving toast in a dozen different languages and liquids and addressed, whatever your faith, to “the livin’ Gawd that made you,” as Rudyard Kipling put it. But the heartfelt reasons we raise our glasses each year with such profound gratitude differs a bit with each of us. In the main we publicly give thanks for common reasons; our family, our friends, our good luck. The part that’s different we often keep to ourselves.

  • EHT Current

    Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to childrenEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

     Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

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EHT school board approves shorter spring break, longer school year

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:38 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Board of Education Tuesday, March 11 approved the administration’s plan to recoup six snow days by adding days to the end of the school year as well as recalling three from the weeklong spring break.

The board approved by a vote of 5-3 Superintendent Scott McCartney’s proposal to use three days of the previously scheduled weeklong spring break to recapture days missed due to the winter weather. The plan adds three days to the end of the school year.

Board members Pete Castellano, Jack Haines and James Galvin were the dissenting votes. Board member Ray Ellis was absent.

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EHT police seek 2 in Burlington Coat Factory theft

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:09 pm

Submitted/The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two subjects allegedly involved in shoplifting from the Burlington Coat Factory in Harbor Square Shopping Center on Feb. 22. Submitted/The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two subjects allegedly involved in shoplifting from the Burlington Coat Factory in Harbor Square Shopping Center on Feb. 22.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two females who are suspected of shoplifting from Burlington Coat Factory in Harbor Square Shopping Center Feb. 22.

According to police, the females entered the store, removed boxes of merchandise and left the store before the theft was discovered. They got in a red minivan that was waiting for them, police said. 

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb.24-March 5

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 12, 2014 08:19 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.

Alicia M. Sites, 23, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 24 by Officer Jeffrey Lancaster and charged with possession of heroin.

Paulina Ramirez, 48, of Atlantic City was arrested Feb. 26 by Officer Gary Johnson and charged with theft.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb.24-March 5

 

Stubborn warehouse fire in Egg Harbor Township takes two hours to contain

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:03 am

Dennis C. Sharpe photos/Firefighters battle a large fire in a warehouse at Palermo Masonry on Ivins Avenue on March 5 Dennis C. Sharpe photos/Firefighters battle a large fire in a warehouse at Palermo Masonry on Ivins Avenue on March 5  MCKEE CITY - A large warehouse fire at Palmermo Masonry in the McKee City section of the township put up a two-hour challenge for the firefighters from Cardiff and Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Companies on Wednesday, March 5. The call came in around 3:19 p.m. for the business, located at 3040 Ivins Ave. Smoke was visible from the structure.

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History Notes, March 13: Mac's Tourist Cabins

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:42 am

Photo courtesy of Dennis Painter/John McCaughrean Jr. poses next to an early Pierce Arrow automobile in front of Mac’s Tourist Cabins which were located on the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section until the late 1950s. Photo courtesy of Dennis Painter/John McCaughrean Jr. poses next to an early Pierce Arrow automobile in front of Mac’s Tourist Cabins which were located on the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section until the late 1950s.

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.

Mac’s Tourist Cabins

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EHT police seek identity of landscape center intruder

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:35 am

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township Police are asking the public to assist in identifying this person in connection with a robbery Feb. 24. Submitted/Egg Harbor Township Police are asking the public to assist in identifying this person in connection with a robbery Feb. 24.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person wanted in connection with a burglary Monday evening, Feb. 24 at Stone World Landscape Center on Doughty Road.

According to police, when Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Rob O’Donoghue, Carl Peterson and James Macpherson and Pleasantville Police Department K-9 Officer Brandon Stocks arrived at the center in response to an alarm that was set off, they reported that a robbery had occurred and that someone had recently fled with an undetermined amount of cash. The surveillance camera captured images of someone inside the office area of the business.

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Atlantic County Sheriff's Report for Egg Harbor Township (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2014)

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 10, 2014 08:27 am

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

Jermaine Britt, 39, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Nov. 25 in Egg Harbor Township by Detectives Christen Mulholland and Jeffery Newman on a municipal warrant issued by Washington Township.

 Nicole T. Pearlingi, 29, of Egg Harbor Township, was arrested Dec. 10 in Atlantic City by Officer Jessica Fane on a nonsupport warrant.

Read more: Atlantic County Sheriff's Report for Egg Harbor Township (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2014)

 

UPDATE: Police arrest 2, seize 87 pot plants as fraud probe uncovers marijuana surprise

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 08, 2014 10:09 am

Luis Alba, left, was charged on a warrant with first-degree cultivation of marijuana, first-degree distribution of marijuana, and fourth-degree possession of marijuana.  Miluska Jimenez-Espinoza was charged with third-degree credit card fraud. Luis Alba, left, was charged on a warrant with first-degree cultivation of marijuana, first-degree distribution of marijuana, and fourth-degree possession of marijuana. Miluska Jimenez-Espinoza was charged with third-degree credit card fraud. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Authorities seized 87 marijuana plants and took two people into custody Friday, March 7 after the Egg Harbor Township Police Department executed a search warrant in the Mizpah section of Hamilton Township for a credit card fraud investigation.

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Police seize more than 100 marijuana plants during seach of Hamilton Township home

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, March 07, 2014 02:15 pm

Charlie Pritchard Investigators comb through evidence on the scene at a home in the Mizpah section of Hamilton Township Friday, March 7 where a marijuana growing operation had been taking place. Charlie Pritchard Investigators comb through evidence on the scene at a home in the Mizpah section of Hamilton Township Friday, March 7 where a marijuana growing operation had been taking place. Two are taken into custody

Police seized more than 100 marijuana plants and took two people into custody after executing a search warrant in Hamilton Township Friday, March 7, Egg Harbor Township Police told The Current.

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Skunk found in EHT tests positive for rabies

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 06, 2014 01:13 pm

A rabid skunk was recently collected from a property on Betsy Scull Road in Egg Harbor Township, making it the first confirmed case of rabies in Atlantic County this year.

The homeowner contacted the local animal control officer after a dog she was pet-sitting encountered a skunk in the backyard and killed it. The skunk was sent to the state lab for testing and was confirmed positive for rabies.

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