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    PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man who escaped the horrors of an 11-year-long Sierra Leone civil war and the deaths of 50,000 countrymen now fears an even greater enemy: Ebola.

    “When I speak to my countrymen, they tell me they would rather fight a civil war than Ebola,” said John Barclay, 54, who fled to South Jersey in 2001.

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    Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where…

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    Feel a cuss coming on? Sugared-up swear words are sweet enough for children’s ears

    My son sat on the floor, quietly pulling apart those little plastic bricks he loves so much and reassembling them into his latest newfangled creation, when it popped out without warning.

     “Dagnabbit,” he said under his breath as one wrong move brought the whole thing crashing down to the floor.

     It’s not the first time my son has…

  • Sports

    cannuscioEgg Harbor Township figure skater Anastasia Cannuscio and partner Colin McManus of Saugus, Mass., won the bronze medal last week at 2004 Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, Finland, as part of the of the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series.

    Cannuscio represents the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club while McManus represents The Skating Club of Boston. The duo, who were the 2011 U.S. junior bronze medalists, train in Newark, Delaware, and are coached by Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov and…

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    ‘I Do’ Bridal Show set for Saturday

    OCEAN CITY – The Current and Gazette Newspapers’ fall “I Do” Bridal Show will be held 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at The Flanders, 719 E. 11th St. in Ocean City.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 16-24

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 12:59 pm

EHT police arrest log EHT police arrest log

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

 Ian P. Kennedy, 18, of Tuckahoe was arrested Sept. 16 by Officer Christopher Leary and charged with shoplifting.

 Zaquan S. Pittman, 23, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 17 by Officer Scott Nell and charged with fraudulent use of credit cards.

 Frank J. Bonanata III, 34, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Sept. 18 by Officers Brian McKenney, Michael Keeping and Joseph Coady and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 16-24

 

Mother, two children injured in Egg Harbor Township car accident

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:28 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 27-year-old Pleasantville mother and her two young children were sent to the hospital with moderate injuries sustained in acar accident that occurred around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Farmington section of the township in which police said the mother and one of her children were wearing seatbelts.

According to police, Brittany Morgan was driving a 2012 Chevy Sonic east on Tilton Road near Uibel Avenue when a Honda Accord driven by John Orelien, 21, of Egg Harbor Township turned into her path and was struck by Morgan’s vehicle.

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EHTPAL marks 25th Anniversary with BBQ, fireworks

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:03 pm

EHT PAL winter fest starts this weekend EHT PAL winter fest starts this weekend EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League hosts a 25th Anniversary BBQ and Hoedown to celebrate its service to the community’s youth 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2590 Ridge Ave.. Fireworks, barbeque, music, giant bouncers, paintball, hayrides, laser tag and more. Cost is $25 per adult and $15 per child. Admission includes all activities and food. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Organization is asking for all volunteers, board members or kids to share how they have been involved with PAL throughout the years through stories and photos.

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Police searching for two men seen stealing televisions from EHT Shoprite

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:11 am

First suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 8 inches to 5-foot, 10-inches tall, about 180 to 210 pounds, stocky build, full thick beard with some grey and appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. . The second suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 10-inches to 6-foot, 1-inch tall, 175 – 200 pounds, thin build, thin mustache, short cropped hair and also appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. Submitted/The first suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 8 inches to 5-foot, 10-inches tall, about 180 to 210 pounds, stocky build, full thick beard with some grey and appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s. . The second suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot, 10-inches to 6-foot, 1-inch tall, 175 – 200 pounds, thin build, thin mustache, short cropped hair and also appears to be in his mid-40s to mid 50s.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in a shoplifting incident that took place on Sept. 17 at the Shoprite store in the English Creek Shopping Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

The unidentified suspects entered the store separately after being dropped off by the same vehicle. They each circled the store before each placed a 39 -inch flat screen TVs in their cart. Each suspect left the store separately without paying for the TVs and got back into the same vehicle.

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Miller School safety patrol inducts 60 members

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Department Sgt. Fred Spano congratulates fifth-grader Scott Handson as he receives his official School Safety Patrol belt and badge Sept. 23. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Department Sgt. Fred Spano congratulates fifth-grader Scott Handson as he receives his official School Safety Patrol belt and badge Sept. 23.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Now in its second year, the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School Safety Patrol inducted 60 new members Tuesday, Sept. 23. The fifth-graders, who were nominated by their teachers to become peer leaders, took a pledge and received their official orange Sam Browne belts and silver badges.  

Principal Latifah Potter started the program last year, her first year as principal. She said the inaugural class did such a great job, the staff increased the ranks from 54 to 60 students this year.

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Supplies and volunteers sought to build Slaybaugh's school garden

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:54 pm

The project, part of a larger global Green Apple Day of Service movement, is an initiative from the Center for Green Schools of the U.S. Green Building Council The project, part of a larger global Green Apple Day of Service movement, is an initiative from the Center for Green Schools of the U.S. Green Building Council

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Students of all ages, teachers and parent volunteers will work together to create an outdoor classroom and garden at Slaybaugh Primary School Saturday, Sept. 27, according to a district press release.

Plans call for the garden to have raised beds where elementary school students will grow and harvest vegetables, and a milkweed and flower border garden to attract and nurture monarch butterflies.

Read more: Supplies and volunteers sought to build Slaybaugh's school garden

   

EHT committee moves affordable housing project forward, despite school board opposition

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:34 pm

Affordable housing community in Egg Harbor Township moves ahead Affordable housing community in Egg Harbor Township moves ahead

“The state of New Jersey is our enemy. They have brutalized the school system.” - Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The developer of a proposed affordable housing project slated for the Farmington section of the township was given the green light to proceed with its application for financing after the Township Committee voted 3-1 to moves the project forward despite opposition from members of the Board of Education who attended the Sept. 17 meeting.

The approval allows the Marlton-based Michaels Development Company to construct up to 137 units of affordable housing at the intersection of Doughty and Fire roads.

Read more: EHT committee moves affordable housing project forward, despite school board opposition

 

Truck overturns, dumps load of concrete on Egg Harbor Township lawn: UPDATE

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:22 pm

The overturned concrete truck is leaking hydraulic fluid and oil but no gasoline, according to reports./Laura Stetser The overturned concrete truck is leaking hydraulic fluid and oil but no gasoline, according to reports./Laura Stetser

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP  A 35-ton tractor trailer filled with broken concrete reportedly hit a utility pole, overturned and dumped its contents on the front lawn of a home near the intersection of Steelmanville Road and South Mount Airy Road at about noon today (Tuesday, Sept. 28), according to reports.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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Egg Harbor Township man arrested for alleged child pornography distribution

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:10 am

Submitted/Thomas Ballard , 37, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Thomas Ballard , 37, of Egg Harbor Township

It is alleged that he had distributed more than 3,000 files depicting sexual exploitation of children. 

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a 37-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested yesterday by detectives from the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness for allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography over the Internet.

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Runners race to raise money for EHT scholarships (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, September 22, 2014 03:08 pm

Laura Stetser/Tyler Wood, 4, kicks it into high gear as his older brother Jacob closes the gap. Laura Stetser/Tyler Wood, 4, kicks it into high gear as his older brother Jacob closes the gap.

The Second Annual “Fly Like an Eagle” 5k and Fun Run was held on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Egg Harbor Township High School. The event, held in honor of late track coach George Wilkinson, was sponsored by the Egg Harbor Township Education Foundation.

Read more: Runners race to raise money for EHT scholarships (SLIDESHOW)

   

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