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Egg Harbor Township Police searching for information on alleged robber

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 07:23 pm

Submitted/Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an person wanted in connection to an attempted burglary at the Joe Canal’s Liquor store on Saturday, July 19. Submitted/Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an person wanted in connection to an attempted burglary at the Joe Canal’s Liquor store on Saturday, July 19.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an person wanted in connection to an attempted burglary at the Joe Canal’s Liquor store on Saturday, July 19.

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Atlantic County seniors get information, free screenings at summer expo

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, August 12, 2014 03:48 pm

Laura Stetser/Charles Michael of Egg Harbor Township takes advantage of a free blood pressure screening, courtesy of AtlantiCare neuroscience nurse Liz Deleener of Northfield. Laura Stetser/Charles Michael of Egg Harbor Township takes advantage of a free blood pressure screening, courtesy of AtlantiCare neuroscience nurse Liz Deleener of Northfield.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Alyce Banta of Somers Point exited the Egg Harbor Township Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 12 will a bag filled with free giveaways, but it was the information she gleaned while inside the Summer Senior Health and Safety Expo that she wanted to discuss.

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Letters: Egg Harbor Township teachers find grants and children benefit

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Written by Amber Umphlett Tuesday, August 12, 2014 02:35 pm

Besides writing grants, teachers and staff of our district spend their “extra” time fundraising for a variety of charities. Besides writing grants, teachers and staff of our district spend their “extra” time fundraising for a variety of charities. To the editor:

This past school year my youngest daughter had the opportunity to attend the Wet Project at Alder Middle School. She talked about her experience for days and couldn’t wait to go again. I recently learned that this project, and many more like it, is funded by grants that our Egg Harbor Township teachers write outside of their “contracted time.”

Mr. Thoms, a seventh-grade science teacher, received this year a $22,600 Disney grant to expand his marine science program at Fernwood Middle, allowing double the amount of students to participate. He, Mr. Puggi and Mrs. Oster also received 10 Sea Perch underwater robot kits that will enhance their STEM program at the Middle School.

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Letter: Distracted driving fine justified

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Written by Jewel Copper Tuesday, August 12, 2014 02:06 pm

I see anywhere – from 20 to 50 people daily – with either a handheld phone and one hand on the wheel. I see anywhere – from 20 to 50 people daily – with either a handheld phone and one hand on the wheel. To the editor:

There has been much discussion recently regarding New Jersey’s penalties for using a cell phone while driving, with some individuals complaining that the penalties are excessive.

Perhaps those people complaining have never stood over a loved one on life support, have never attended a funeral of a friend or family member, or experienced the harsh reality of permanent physical disability because some person was looking down at his or her phone or texting, rather than paying attention to what was in front, back or alongside of them.

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80 bags of heroin found in Egg Harbor Township traffic stop

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:15 pm

Submitted/Gregory May, 33, of Pleasantville and Joshua Painter, 37, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Gregory May, 33, of Pleasantville and Joshua Painter, 37, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two men were arrested after police found 80 bags of heroin in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the Country Place Condominiums in the Cardiff section of the township on Monday, Aug. 11.

Gregory May, 33, of Pleasantville and Joshua Painter, 37, of Egg Harbor Township were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and other related drug charges after Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Tim Colella found drugs in the vehicle driven by May around 9:43 a.m.  

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, July 26-Aug. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 03:39 pm

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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.

Vincent P. Nikopol, 51, of Staten Island, N.Y., was arrested July 31 by Officer Kenneth Winkel and charged with criminal trespass.

 Giorgio Miculiani, 29, of Kenilworth was arrested July 31 by Officer Christopher Leary and charged with possession of heroin, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needles).

 William H. O’Neal, 57, of Absecon was arrested July 31 by Officers Brian McKenney and James Donaldson and charged with shoplifting.

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Democrats seeking a rebirth in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, August 11, 2014 01:09 pm

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township Democrats Submitted/Egg Harbor Township Democrats

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Local Democrats admit they are embarking on a challenging journey as they work to regain momentum here, historically a Republican stronghold.

It has been 18 years since there was a Democratic voice on the five-member Township Committee. The last was Robert Burns, who served from 1993-1996.

A few challengers have tried to gain a foothold on the Republican Committee since Burn’s term ended, but none were successful.

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EHT police say Galloway mother used heroin while infant was in car

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 12:32 pm

Submitted/Brianna Ross of Galloway Submitted/Brianna Ross of Galloway

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A Galloway woman was charged with endangering the welfare of her child and drug offenses after police found heroin and hypodermic needles the same car as her 5-month-old son.

 Brianna Ross, 25, was arrested after police responded to a call around 11:17 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in which the caller claimed a woman was possibly under the influence of drugs while parked at the English Creek Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

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EHT to present ‘The Lego Movie’ tonight in the park

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:07 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – ‘The Lego Movie” will be shown for free tonight, Saturday, Aug. 9 as part of Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department’s Under the Stars movie series at the Tony Canale Amphitheater. The movie follows the story of Emmet, a completely ordinary Lego mini-figure who is identified as the most "extraordinary person" and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business.

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Egg Harbor Township man gets 57 months for trafficking contraband cigarettes, mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 01:15 pm

CAMDEN – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 6 to 57 months in prison for trafficking millions of dollars in contraband cigarettes, laundering the proceeds through his Pleasantville store and participating in a $2 million mortgage scheme in New York, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Muhammad Shafique, 44, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to charges of conspiracy to traffic contraband cigarettes, conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud. Hillman imposed the sentence in Camden federal court. 

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