• EHT Current

    Halloween Trick or Treating in Egg Harbor Township

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Get the costumes and candy bags ready: Egg Harbor Township has set its trick or treat times for Halloween night.

  • Galloway Current

    Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

    MAYS LANDING – A former Egg Harbor City police detective pled guilty Tuesday, Oct. 21 to official misconduct for exploiting his position as a police officer in order to engage in sexual conduct with several women, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, Steven Hadley, 31, of Port Republic, was charged with four counts of second-degree official misconduct.

  • Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

    A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation.PLEASANTVILLE – A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation.

  • Mainland Current

    LINWOOD – The Linwood Board of Recreation Halloween happenings are a little different this year, but organizers are aiming to provide a full night of family-friendly fun Saturday, Oct. 25.
    The day begins with a few kicks in the grass during the MUSA annual Soccer-ween Tournament. The hay bale maze opens 4:30, and there will be a bounce house for the kids, pumpkin painting, a photographer and refreshments.

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Wawa to open at corner of Black Horse Pike and Fire Road in Egg Harbor TownshipGrand opening festivities also include charitable hoagie-building competition between police, fire department

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Wawa, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new Egg Harbor Township store, located at 6743 Black Horse Pike, with festivities set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

    The celebration will include a charitable hoagie-building…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

History Notes, Feb. 9: Capt. Daniel Lee's House

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, February 10, 2014 10:08 pm

Submitted/Capt. Daniel Lee's house which is still located on Grand Street (now known as Zion Road).  Submitted/Capt. Daniel Lee's house which is still located on Grand Street (now known as Zion Road).

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.

Capt. Daniel Lee's House

Here's a early photo of Capt. Daniel Lee's house which is still located on Grand Street (now known as Zion Road).  That is probably his wife standing in front. He married Ann Albertson, daughter of Samuel Albertson. During the Civil War, Capt. Daniel Lee carried supplies to the troops in the South on his ship.

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Fire damages Egg Harbor Township home

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, February 10, 2014 09:48 pm

Carl Crossman/Smoke billowed out of the Discovery Lane home after firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze Monday, Feb.11 Carl Crossman/Smoke billowed out of the Discovery Lane home after firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze Monday, Feb.11

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A two-alarm fire seriously damaged a house on Discovery Lane  Monday, Feb. 10. The cause is under investigation.

Portions of Zion Road were closed for a few hours while multiple fire companies worked to extinguish the fire and clear the scene. Township fire investigators were on the scene as well as Egg Harbor Township Police and Ambulance Squad. 

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Fernwood Middle School is collecting shoes for Soles4Souls

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 10, 2014 04:01 pm

Soles4Souls provides gently used footwear to those living in poverty around the globe. Soles4Souls provides gently used footwear to those living in poverty around the globe.

Egg Harbor Township residents are asked to donate their shoes to help millions worldwide

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ­- Soles4Souls, the global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty, is ramping up efforts to help individuals in need this year, and Fernwood Middle School is getting on board to help the shoeless. 

Individuals can help by donating some of the 700 million pairs of shoes thrown away by Americans each year. Donations will be accepted from Feb. 10 to Feb. 28 at the main lobby of the school. The donation drive is being organized as part of the Believe In U character education program.

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Egg Harbor Township experiencing startling increase in heroin use

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 05, 2014 01:00 am

Photo courtesy of DEA/Heroin is a powdery opiate that can be injected with needles, snorted up the nose or taken in suppositories. Photo courtesy of DEA/Heroin is a powdery opiate that can be injected with needles, snorted up the nose or taken in suppositories.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The high-profile death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman this week from a suspected heroin overdose placed a spotlight on a dangerous problem that Egg Harbor Township authorities have been dealing with the past year. 

Heroin arrests and reports of addiction to the powdery opiate drug have skyrocketed along the East Coast since 2012, and Egg Harbor Township’s incidents place it among the highest in New Jersey’s already inflated region.

In 2011 and 2012, police here seized a total of 595 packets of heroin. In 2013 the number jumped to 3,835.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Jan. 16-29

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter


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

Anthony A. Thompson, 50, of Pleasantville was arrested Jan. 16 by Officers Shawn Owen and Benjamin Kollman and charged with shoplifting and receiving stolen property.

 Jason M. Nuytens, 37, of Somers Point was arrested Jan. 18 by Officer Lawrence Graham and charged with driving while intoxicated.

 Robert J. Seiler, 27, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Jan. 18 by Officers Raymond Wilson and Sean O’Donoghue and charged with disorderly conduct.

 Joshua M. Cooper, 18, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Jan. 21 by Det. Robert Harte and charge with robbery by force, aggravated assault, theft and criminal mischief.

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EHT neighborhood celebrates its first 100-year-old resident (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, February 04, 2014 03:42 pm

Laura Stetser/Ted Elias, 80, hugs his mother Helen, 100, during the surprise party Monday, Feb. 3. Laura Stetser/Ted Elias, 80, hugs his mother Helen, 100, during the surprise party Monday, Feb. 3.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The residents of the active adult community Village Grande at Little Mill celebrated its first centenarian Monday, Feb. 3 with a surprise party at the clubhouse.

Helen Elias, who officially marked her milestone birthday Sunday, Feb. 2, thanked the crowd of neighbors who had gathered to honor her.

 “Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have no idea what it feels like when you sit down and you realize you’re 100 years old. I always thought it was just a number, and then it hit me right square in the behind on Sunday,” she said.

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Celtic Night a slam dunk at EHT presbyterian church (VIDEO,SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chuck Eberson Tuesday, February 04, 2014 03:08 pm

Chuck Eberson/Shelly O’Leary, left, and Diane Pierce of Egg Harbor Township sport their Irish attire for a night of Celtic music Chuck Eberson/Shelly O’Leary, left, and Diane Pierce of Egg Harbor Township sport their Irish attire for a night of Celtic music

A Celtic night of dance and music was held at the Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church on Friday, Jan. 31. Pastor Blake Spencer brought in the Galloway Strathspey and Reel Conspiracy trio and the South Jersey Ceili Band to perform. An enthusiastic audience was treated to a lively mix of music and was encouraged to participate by dancing and singing.

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History Notes, Feb. 3: Farmington Schoolhouse teacher

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, February 03, 2014 08:44 am

Submitted/Eugene Scull was a teacher at Farmington Schoolhouse in 1900s Submitted/Eugene Scull was a teacher at Farmington Schoolhouse in 1900s

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.

Farmington Schoolhouse teacher

Eugene Scull taught at the original wooden Farmington schoolhouse in the early 1900s. He was the son of Wesley Scull who owned and ran the Wesley Boarding House in English Creek.

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High school senior sinks her teeth into enamel research

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 01, 2014 01:46 pm

Submitted/Laura Beth Fulton uses a blue light to apply the Enamel Bond solution she is patenting. Submitted/Laura Beth Fulton uses a blue light to apply the Enamel Bond solution she is patenting.

Dental lab work earns Laura Beth Fulton, 18, a spot in semifinals of national science competition

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Earlier this month, Egg Harbor Township High School senior Laura Beth Fulton was named a semifinalist in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search, a prestigious precollege science competition.

Fulton, 18, is in the process of patenting a tooth enamel that could have implications around the globe.

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Travel basketball players should play

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 29, 2014 03:35 pm

Letter to the Editor: EHT recreational basketball Letter to the Editor: EHT recreational basketball

To the editor:

Egg Harbor Township started its travel basketball program recently. Participants had to join recreation ball and pay $90, and then try out for travel. You have to play both. Why, I have no idea.

Here's a heads up Egg Harbor Township: When you pick these 10- and 11-year boys, play them.

The parents had to pay an extra $90 (totaling $180) because you said they were good enough to play travel ball because you picked them. Don't pick them if they are only going to sit the bench.

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