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    CALFallWrap2The swimmers are in the pools and, starting next week, jump shots and takedowns will replace third-down conversions and extra points.

    But first, one final look at the 2014 Cape-Atlantic League football season and a couple of other fall sports.

    It was another fall season filled with success.

    St. Joseph won another NJSIAA championship, keeping the CAL’s streak alive – at least one NJSIAA…

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     Atlantic County citizen of year

    Said she always felt a calling to be a firefighter

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It…

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    The Mom’s Beat: The power of the elf network

    Even Santa’s magic needs a boost sometimes

    Last year a little girl from New Jersey put an item on her wish list to Santa that came seemingly out of the blue.

    “I would like the Sweetshine Glow Happy Clubhouse,” she announced.

    Her parents were stumped. Neither had ever heard of the toy.

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    EHTMainswim1LINWOOD - Athletes from Mainland Regional and Egg Harbor Township high schools took to the water on Friday, Dec. 6 in a competitive early-season Cape-Atlantic League swim meet at Mainland's pool.

    The EHT girls beat their Mainland rivals 110-60 as sophomore Camryn Greenleaf took victories in the 100-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke, and joined her teammates for wins in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

    Kirstin…

  • Downbeach Current

    Mary Platt of Egg Harbor Township chats with her father, William Delgesso, who turns 100 years old Friday, Dec. 12VENTNOR – Dancing through life keeps William Delgesso young, the soon-to-be centenarian said.

    “I’m 100, going on 50,” he said in his Somerset Avenue home last week. His 100th birthday is Friday, Dec. 12.

    Delgesso danced his way out of tribulation and into the arms…

  • Mainland Current

    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:59 pm

Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.

Read more: Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

 

Cafero Announces candidacy for Atlantic County Surrogate

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:17 am

Township Committeeman Joe Cafero is sworn in for his second three-year term by New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown. Cafero’s daughter Brittney holds the Bible as Cafero’s wife Diane looks on. Township Committeeman Joe Cafero is sworn in for his second three-year term by New Jersey Assemblyman Chris Brown. Cafero’s daughter Brittney holds the Bible as Cafero’s wife Diane looks on.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township Committeeman Joe Cafero announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Atlantic County Surrogate on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

"I'm running to bring new energy and leadership to the Atlantic County Surrogate's office," Cafero stated in a press release. "I believe I have the managerial skills, work ethic, and compassion necessary to revitalize and modernize this important county office."

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When someone you love overdoses

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Laura Stetser/At a training session Thursday, Nov. 13 in Egg Harbor Township, Nurse Bruce Rice of the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City explains how to administer chest compressions in overdose emergencies. Laura Stetser/At a training session Thursday, Nov. 13 in Egg Harbor Township, Nurse Bruce Rice of the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City explains how to administer chest compressions in overdose emergencies.

Training session shows attendees how to administer first aid and Narcan to drug overdose victims

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – His breath will be slow and labored, possibly with gurgling sounds, and he doesn’t respond to attempts to rouse him.

Her skin will feel cold and clammy, and her fingertips and lips may be blue. If you open her eyelids, you’ll see that her pupils are as small as pinpoints. 

You suspect a history of opioid drug use like heroin or abuse of prescription pills, so you know there is a chance your loved one could have overdosed. What do you do when it looks like it may be too late?

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 22-Nov. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 01:06 pm

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

Joseph R. Johnson, 44, of Ventnor was arrested Oct. 22 by Officers Brian McKenney, Kyle Macpherson, Sean O’Donoghue, William Burns and Benjamin Wilson and charged with criminal trespass and defiant trespass.

 Kevin Finney, 56, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 23 by Officer Shawn Mensch and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (oxycontin and roxicet).

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 22-Nov. 5

   

Egg Harbor Township pedestrian injured in hit-and-run car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:52 pm

Submitted/EHT police investigating hit and run accident Submitted/EHT police investigating hit and run accident EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries after she was struck by a car as she was walking along Delilah Road in the area of Delilah Terrace Mobile Park in the Farmington section of the township on Friday, Nov. 14.

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UPDATE: Police arrest two women for allegedly stealing baby formula from EHT ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:16 pm

  Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The public is being credited with identifying two female shoplifting suspects who were arrested after police received tips about an investigation into the theft of baby formula from the English Creek ShopRite.

On Nov. 14, Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos after the photos were posted to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Facebook page and shared in local media.

Read more: UPDATE: Police arrest two women for allegedly stealing baby formula from EHT ShopRite

   

Visitors get insider access to ACUA during America Recycles Day celebration

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, November 17, 2014 11:28 am

Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt. Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority hosted an open house Friday, Nov. 14 at its Recycling Center in Egg Harbor Township, inviting members of the community to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Visitors donned hardhats and reflective vests to take tours of the facility – it is the only day of the year they are allowed to do so – and followed the course of paper, plastic and glass through single-stream processing. Activities for children included trivia, crafts and games, with ACUA’s recycling mascot Supercan on hand providing laughs with dance moves, hugs and photo opportunities.

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Read more: Visitors get insider access to ACUA during America Recycles Day celebration

 

Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane To the editor:

I was recently on Twitter and saw a lot of activity surrounding the hashtag #SignS998. I looked it up, and bill S998 would outlaw the use of "gestation crates" for mother pigs. These crates are small metal cages that are barely bigger than the pig's own body; they are terribly inhumane, and as a pet owner, I'm against inhumane treatment of animals.

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Atlantic City, EHT among top 11 towns statewide in heroin treatment cases

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, November 14, 2014 12:10 am

Laura Stetser/A narcan nasal spray is assembled for demonstration during a free training session held in Egg Harbor Township on Thursday, Nov. 13. Laura Stetser/A narcan nasal spray is assembled for demonstration during a free training session held in Egg Harbor Township on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Opiate and prescription pill abuse summit provides the tools and know-how to prevent overdose deaths

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The purpose of an open forum Thursday night on the growing substance abuse epidemic in Atlantic County was to propose solutions, but one panelist’s question seemed to resonate most strongly with the audience.

“The real question is, ‘Where is everyone?’” Alan Oberman, chief executive officer of the John Brooks Recovery Center, asked the crowd of about 50 people gathered in the auditorium of Egg Harbor Township High School.

Read more: Atlantic City, EHT among top 11 towns statewide in heroin treatment cases

 

EHTHS hopes adding breakfast opportunities will improve student learning

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School has introduced two new “grab-and-go” breakfast kiosks as a way of encouraging more students to eat breakfast.

The district is the largest in Atlantic County, serving approximately 7,700 students overall and approximately 2,400 at the high school. According to school data, about 35 high school students were purchasing breakfast meals from the cafeteria in June of last year.

Read more: EHTHS hopes adding breakfast opportunities will improve student learning

   

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