• Pets

    Reward for lost dog in Linwood 

    UPDATE Oct. 31. Reilly was reunited with her owners.

    Reilly has gone missing from Linwood. Reilly was last spotted at 2:30p.m. on Oct. 28 near Royal Ave. between Shore Rd. and the bike path. If located call 609-226-8455 or the Linwood Police Department at 609-927-5252. No not chase. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Columns

     The Mom’s Beat: Confessions of a school paper hoarder It stays out of sight and out of mind, right up until the moment when I pop open the cabinet and remember why it has remained closed for weeks. I have no choice but to slam the door closed in self-defense, happy to move on to other, more manageable activities.    

    Inside that seemingly innocent armoire in our study lurks a sleeping giant: a stack of art and schoolwork…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township Police opens applications for new officers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 10:05 am

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The Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be conducting an entrance examination on March 26, 2014. An application package may be downloaded at the Egg Harbor Township Police Department website www.ehtpd.com starting Feb. 18. They must be returned no later than March 19 by 4:30 p.m.

All prior applications are null and void. Applicants must be a resident of New Jersey, have an associate degree or is currently matriculating at a four-year college offering a baccalaureate degree and has earned 64 academic credits toward a degree.

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Stockton students working to raise awareness of national debt

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 15, 2014 07:10 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A group of students from Richard Stockton College are nearing the finish line of a nationwide contest that could land them a chance to attend a Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in March and an opportunity to meet former President Bill Clinton himself.

 Egg Harbor Township residents Angelo Bechara and Tarek Gad and Mico Lucide of Galloway are on Stockton’s five-person team with Jessica Carey of Chatham and Katerina Childs of Lacey. The undergrads are currently in second place in the “Up To Us” nationwide campus contest.

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First responders receive training on ice rescues

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 15, 2014 03:32 pm

Dennis Sharpe photos/Several Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1 Dennis Sharpe photos/Several Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1

The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team and several other Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1 to hone their skills and take advantage of the cold weather for an ice rescue drill.

The Atlantic County Park Rangers requested the drill to as a training exercise for its staff. Atlantic County has parks along both sides of the Great Egg Harbor River, its tributaries and lakes throughout Atlantic County. The park rangers will be the first responders on scene for anyone who venture onto the ice and fall through.

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UPDATE: Egg Harbor Township man taken into custody for beating death of dog

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 14, 2014 02:54 pm

Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Wednesday Feb.12, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department took Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township, into custody on animal cruelty charges for his alleged involvement in the death of a dog found Jan. 29.

Bail on this charge was set by Municipal Court Judge H. R. Switzer at $10,000 full and Geisel was lodged in Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Police charged Geisel on Feb. 4 for his alleged role in the beating death of a young female dog found behind Norms-Dale Mobile Home Park, but he was not taken into custody until Feb. 12.

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Letter: EHT Arboretum experiences ignore by township

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 02:10 pm

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To the editor:

During the 10 years the Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission spent building the Arboretum and Nature Center, I picked up thousands of heroin baggies and liquor bottles from the parking lot.

Vodka was the liquor of choice. Vandalism was so prevalent I called the police only for the most egregious of acts. ATV riding seemed to be accepted because of who was doing the riding.

I soon was able to pinpoint when the vandalism was most frequent, when the ATV riders were out in force, when the drinking took place. Of course, I shared this with the police. I even contacted Stockton because I could tell from the trash I picked up that the area was well used by Stockton students.

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Letter: Bridge repair taking too long

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 02:10 pm

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 To the editor:

Approximately three years ago the bridge on the Mays Landing/Somers Point Road, a main route to Ocean City, was damaged by a storm and traffic has been detoured.

Enter the Army Corps of Engineers.  They want to raise the bridge to allow kayaks to pass under.

I have resided less than two miles from this bridge for more than 50 years and have never seen a kayak there. Many cedar stumps protruding from the water, but no kayaks.

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Driving safety video remembers Jamie Crescenzo in advance of annual memorial dinner

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, February 13, 2014 08:42 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Remembering Jamie Foundation, which gives scholarships to students from schools and programs attended by Jamie Crescenzo, has found a new recipient starting this year – the media club at Egg Harbor Township High School.

The club has produced a public service message on safe driving in Crescenzo’s name.

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The question is why?

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 05:06 am

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To the editor:

We are informed daily through TV commercials of several harmful threats to our health, some life threatening, posed by taking pharmaceuticals for various types of illnesses.

Why are these types of advertisements allowed to go on, and why are these products allowed to remain on the market?

If we learned of a fresh head of lettuce containing e-coli, the entire state would be notified and advised to remove all lettuce from the produce shelves.

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Egg Harbor Township man found guilty of assaulting five women, more charges pending

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:06 pm

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was found guilty of the sexual assault or attempted sexual assault of five women in Atlantic City throughout the summer of 2012, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, an Atlantic County jury convicted Hiten Patel, 35, of Ridge Avenue, of sexually assaulting five women. Some of the incidents occurred while he was impersonating an undercover police officer and using an imitation gun to threaten them.

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Bad case scenario plays out on the runway (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 12, 2014 04:25 pm

Laura Stetser/Members of the Atlantic City International Airport Fire Department respond to the hypothetical scenario in which multiple injuries and a fatality are reported from aircraft collisions. Laura Stetser/Members of the Atlantic City International Airport Fire Department respond to the hypothetical scenario in which multiple injuries and a fatality are reported from aircraft collisions.

Coast Guard, FAA and 177th Fighter Wing unit run coordinated training exercise

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It was a bad case scenario right from the jump. An F16 pilot from the Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing needed rescuing from the Atlantic Ocean by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City on a blustery, bitter cold winter day.

But then the situation took an even worse turn as the Coast Guard rescue helicopter collided with a Federal Aviation Administration research plane that was taxiing out on the runway just as helicopter was returning with the injured pilot.

Read more: Bad case scenario plays out on the runway (VIDEO)

   

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