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    ATLANTIC CITY – The economic effect of thousands of people out of work due to potential casino closings was the focus of a forum Thursday, July 24 that brought elected officials together from Atlantic and Cape May counties.

    Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the purpose of the meeting was to get everyone on the same page and give them the most up-to-date information on what state and county governments can do to mitigate the economic impact of up to 6,500 casino employees out of work…

  • EHT Current

    EHT school board election

    Five residents are running for three open seats on the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education this November. The candidates are: Christopher J. Moran; Justin A. Riggs; Tamika Gilbert-Floyd; Barbara Szilagyi; and Thor Himley.

    Each seat is for a three-year term. Szilagyi has served previously. Himley is a current board member seeking reelection to his seat.

  • Downbeach Current

    LONGPORT – Mayor Nicholas Russo welcomed the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders to Borough Hall on Tuesday, July 29, thanking freeholders for working to turn around Atlantic City. What followed was contentious political dialog about an ordinance designed to help hospitality workers keep their jobs.

  • Columns

    Laura Stetser/Jeana Beana pureés are available at summer farmers’ markets in Brigantine and Margate as well as by order.

    Even if you’re one of the lucky ones whose children enjoy eating a variety of vegetables, there have to be some that you can’t get them to try, like beets, kale or squash. Or, while they may eat a few “trees” of broccoli at dinner each night, they…

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Chef Robert Seidel, with the assistance of his son, begin filming Tuesday, July 22.

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Chef Robert Seidel was presented with the same dilemma that many home cooks face: He had to use what was in the pantry.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 13-30

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 02:29 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.

Dennis S. Costanzo, 34, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 23 by Officers Joseph Griffiths and Shawn Mensch and charged with possession of a weapon (kitchen knife), criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

 Natalie A. McKenna, 18, of Ocean View was arrested June 13 by Officer William Burns and John Beattes and charged with possession of fake identification.

 Israel A. Rodriguez, 25, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 26 by Detectives Scott Hiltner and Mark Wagner and Officer Jeffrey Lancaster and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 13-30

 

EHT educators receive recognition from unexpected source

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, July 09, 2014 02:22 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township mother Beth Ameen and her 6 year-old son Josh, both in center, stand with his Davenport Primary School special education team as they receive commendations on Tuesday, July 8. From left are Bonnie Sebastian, supervisor of autistic and multiple disability services, behavioral specialist Susann Hermes, paraprofessional Crista Fopeano, parent Elizabeth Ameen and her son Joshua Ameen, paraprofessionals Elizabeth Salotti and Annemarie Steelman, teacher Rachel Prakash. Not pictured is school psychologist Erin Lichtenwalner. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township mother Beth Ameen and her 6 year-old son Josh, both in center, stand with his Davenport Primary School special education team as they receive commendations on Tuesday, July 8. From left are Bonnie Sebastian, supervisor of autistic and multiple disability services, behavioral specialist Susann Hermes, paraprofessional Crista Fopeano, parent Elizabeth Ameen and her son Joshua Ameen, paraprofessionals Elizabeth Salotti and Annemarie Steelman, teacher Rachel Prakash. Not pictured is school psychologist Erin Lichtenwalner.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township mother went above her child’s teacher’s head to have her message heard. She even skipped the principal and the superintendent and went straight to her local legislator to get the message across.

 Her message was one of thanks. She wanted to be sure everyone knew how thankful her family is for the team of special education educators who have helped support her 6 year-old son Josh in his transition from Miami to New Jersey after the U.S. Coast Guard transferred his father Nick to its Air Station Atlantic City.

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Letter: Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage to speak out

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Written by Ellen Gregory Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:50 pm

Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage t speak out Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage t speak out To the editor:

I am writing in support of my friend and co-worker’s attempt to bring to light the disappointing possibility that teachers won’t be able to honor students’ requests for college recommendation letters, allegedly because of unsettled contract negotiations between the union and the Board of Education.

Before she presented her concerns to the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and The Current Newspaper, my friend and co-worker, Sharon Gaskill, approached the subject the way she does everything – with great thought, care, and research to ensure she was speaking out intelligently and without malice. She complimented the teachers for the positive impact they have made on her daughters’ education experience.

Read more: Letter: Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage to speak out

 

EHTEA to sponsor outdoor movie night

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 07, 2014 09:40 pm

EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Association is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, July 19.

 “Despicable Me 2” will be shown outdoors at the Tony Canale Park Amphitheater at dark, which occurs around 9 p.m.

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Egg Harbor Township couple profiled in People Magazine for HERO Campaign work

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 04, 2014 05:07 am

Bill and Muriel Elliot interviewed in People Magazine Bill and Muriel Elliot interviewed in People Magazine EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Bill and Muriel Elliott have been working for years to spread their message. As founders of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign, the Egg Harbor Township residents work each year to add schools, businesses and other organizations as partners in their effort to create awareness on the importance of designated drivers.

 Named after their son who was killed by a drunk driver in 2000, the HERO Campaign this year expanded its reach even more by sponsoring a NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway June 27. Then on July 3, the couple was profiled in nationwide “People” magazine as part of its "Heroes Among Us" series. 

 Read the article HERE.

See related HERO Campaign news HERE.

 

Longtime employees, PAL youths honored at EHT Township Committee meeting

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Township Administrator Peter Miller receives his honors from Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough on Wednesday, June 25. Laura Stetser/Township Administrator Peter Miller receives his honors from Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough on Wednesday, June 25.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Committee honored two of its longtime employees during a meeting Wednesday, June 25.

Linda Cusac, who is retiring from overseeing the township’s emergency medical technicians, was honored for 25 years of service to the township. Cusac started in 1975 in the ambulance squad until it was disbanded in 1984. From 1989 though 2014, she served as director of the EMT service.

Township Administrator Peter Miller, who is not retiring, was also honored. He is only the second person to hold the job of township administrator, according to Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough who spoke about each of the employees.

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You were saying… a roundup of discussions on our social media pages

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 04:19 pm

Conversations from the social media pages of the Current Egg Harbor Township Conversations from the social media pages of the Current Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Here are just a few of the comments posted on our social media accounts on recent stories. Want to join in the conversations? Connect with us at @EHTCurrent on Facebook and Twitter.

Traffic light installed at intersection notorious for accidents

Laura Mendelsohn Moore wrote “Missing the old days...too many people live here now! And they need to slow down!!! It's NOT Cherry Hill.”

Tina Horton Camp wrote “It's about time! Just a shame it has to take so many fatalities for a traffic light to even be considered!”

Read more: You were saying… a roundup of discussions on our social media pages

 

Atlantic County Sheriff report for Egg Harbor Township, April-May

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:00 am

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

  Zandra K. Kiesel, 40, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 21 in Egg Harbor Township by Sgt. Linda Amos and Detective Matthew Poupard on a Superior Court bench warrant.

 Sean Evans, 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 24 in Atlantic City by Officer Victor Guadalupe on a nonsupport warrant.

 Christopher M. Sage, 27, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested April 24 in Egg Harbor Township by Detective Christen Mulholland and Officer Stephen Jinks on a Superior Court bench warrant and a municipal warrant issued by Somers Point.

Read more: Atlantic County Sheriff report for Egg Harbor Township, April-May

   

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 13-23

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, July 01, 2014 02:04 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.

 Andrew J. Carey, 44, of Pleasantville was arrested June 13 by Officer Jonathan Nieves and charged with trespassing.

 Alberto Ruiz, 34, of Camden was arrested June 15 by Officer Shawn Owen and charged with hindering apprehension and possession and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 13-23

 

Letter: Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students

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Written by Sharon L. Gaskill Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:39 pm

Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students Withholding college letters due to contract dispute hurts students To the editor:

As a parent of three children in the Egg Harbor Township School District, let me begin by saying that I have personally witnessed some great teaching. And I am so grateful to the outstanding teachers by whom my children have had the privilege of being educated. To those teachers I say a resounding, “Thank you.”

My daughter, who is entering her senior year at Egg Harbor Township High School in the fall, came home last week and told me that her teacher told the class they would not be writing college recommendation letters without a settled union contract. She told me that she has heard this same scenario from many of her friends about their teachers as well.

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